Zalman reveals Z9 budget case series
Zalman presents the Z9 and Z9 Plus, a new line of budget mid-tower cases that will be sold for 41.30EUR and 45.00EUR (excl. VAT), respectively.
* Front and top steel mesh design for excellent ventilation.
* Tool-free installation design for convenient HDD installation and removal
* Cable management hole for tidy cable management and CPU cooler holes for convenient CPU cooler installation
* Bottom-mounted PSU design
* Spacious interior supports VGA cards up to 290mm in length
* Supports up to 7 fans
* Convenient front modular I/O port
* Supports four front USB2.0 connections
* Rugged black coated interior
* One temperature sensor with display and 2 channel fan controller built-in (Z9 Plus Only)
* Side acrylic tuning (Z9 Plus Only)
Medal of Honor patch R7 + DLC
In addition, Electronic Arts has now released the Hot Zone DLC patch for its first person shooter Medal of Honor. The Hot Zone DLC package costs $9.99 and can be purchased at EA's online store. As previously reported the DLC adds two new maps (Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost) along with two redesigned maps for the new Hot Zone multiplayer mode which is basically a "King of the Hill" mode for the game. The DLC also unlocks all of the multiplayer weapons and mods for the game. Via ggmania.
GeForce GTX 460 SE in the works
It seems that a slower version of the current GTX 460 is in the works, a slide presented by Heise.de shows a cut down version of the card with 288 Shader processors. The interesting part is that the card does come with a full GB of graphics memory which uses one more memory controller, and thus accumulated to 256-bit memory (opposed to 192-bit).
The card's clocks will be fairly similar, 20 MHz slower at 650 MHz and the memory 50 (x4) MHz slower wich is effectively 3.4 GBPs.
The card has the same TDP at 150W and will be introduced on the 15th of November. Slide is courtesy of heise.de
Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 3
Guru3D and MSI have been working hard on AfterBurner, today we release an updated Beta revision of Afterburner, this application successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities.
We just released the public beta of Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 3. This new beta opens up voltage tweaking for both Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 graphics cards.
Some pleasant info for 6800 owners: MSI agreed to increase core voltage limits to 1300mV for these cards in the next build. The next build will also contain some compatibility fixes for upcoming GTX 580 series.
Cyborg R.A.T.9 wireless gaming mouse
Mad Catz announced it has begun shipping the Cyborg R.A.T.9 wireless gaming mouse for $149.99. The mouse has a highly customizable design and makes use of 2.4GHz wireless technology.
The Cyborg R.A.T.9 Wireless Gaming Mouse joins the already available Cyborg R.A.T7, 5 and 3 gaming mice and boasts high performance 2.4GHz wireless technology which delivers an estimated latency of less than 1 millisecond.
Powered via a unique rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack which provides up to 9 hours of game play, the R.A.T.9 comes complete with a stylish desktop charging unit that not only charges the battery pack but also houses up to 42 grams of removable weights, which allows gamers to set the desired weight for individual preference. Two
Logitech Releases A Sun Powered Keyboard
Great idea ! When was the last time that you changed the battery in a calculator? There
3D Hologram Technology a Step Closer to Real-Time
Nasser Peyghambarian of the University of Arizona and his cool gang of colleagues reported today that their new holographic tech can project nearly 360 degree images from one location to another, that image updating every 2 seconds. It
Bullet shaped USB Flash Drives
Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of SSDs and USB drives, today launched a new USB 2.0 flash drive in the shape of a 50-caliber bullet. This gold bullet drive features a rugged aluminum case with an air-tight rubber seal, making the drive waterproof when closed. Measuring about 3.0 inches in length and 0.6 inches in diameter, the bullet drive is offered in 4GB and 8GB capacities. "Our goal is to constantly reinvent the USB drive, making a unique combination of style and functionality." commented Active Media Products VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson.
The bullet includes a strong steel keychain and clip for attaching the drive to a backpack or keyring. This new bullet drive is available now through Amazon, at approximately $12 for the 4GB model and $21 for the 8GB drive.
Gigabyte Entry-Level GZ-P5 Case
Gigabyte expanded its value case lineup with the GZ-P5. This ATX mid-tower is minimalist, and entry-level. Measuring 180 x 420 x 350 mm, it weighs 3.5 kg, and makes use of SECC steel and plastic. It doesn't ship with any fans, but has slots for 80 mm fans on the front (intake), rear (exhaust), and upper side-panel. There's also room for a 120 mm spinner at the lower side-panel. It is listed on a Filipino online store, for around $30 [via tpu]
Zalman goes for SF and JMicron SSD
Zalman comes back in storage field, and this time their engineers have been focused on solid state drives. The company is going to release two different versions of Zalman SSD. One pair for SandForce controller (called S Series), and another one based on JMicron (called N Series).
Zalman's SandForce based SSD is advertised to go up to 280/210 mb/s speed while JMicrons rock on 280/270 MB/s speed. The SSDs are manufactured at 2.5-ich form, they both support SATA 3 and have native TRIM support.
As for the pricing, the S
Gigabyte GZ-P5 low-cost PC Case
Evercool upgrades Transformer 4
An upgraded version of Transformer 4 CPU Cooler has been revealed during this week from Taiwan based Evercool. The first version of this cooler was well-known from last year
Hercules XPS 101 speakers
Antec LanBoy Air
A different solution for pc towers has been presented by Antec. Its brand new case is exclusively built for air cooling. While its look is similar to a regular pc case, this one features framed mesh panels where up to ten 120mm fans can be set up. You can also adjust the case to your best combination out of the 34,000 available, by moving the drive bays or the power supply. You can purchase the LanBoy Air in your preferable color (red, yellow or blue trims) at a cost of $220.
Furthering its commitment to smarter, greener computing, the VG36-LED Series makes its debut with the 24
MSI GeForce GTX 480 Lightning review
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 480 Lightning. This series graphics cards have, from ground up, a custom board design. I mean literally; the only thing original on that graphics card is the GPU from AMD or in today's review, NVIDIA.
And even at GPU level MSI tries to tweak a little by applying a factory overclock on it. We spot a custom PCB, specific component usage, a bucket load of VRM phases and Twin Frozr cooling.
This Mc Daddy of graphics cards, currently that is :)
Check out the full review right here.
Medal of Honor patch R7 + DLC
In addition, Electronic Arts has now released the Hot Zone DLC patch for its first person shooter Medal of Honor. The Hot Zone DLC package costs $9.99 and can be purchased at EA's online store. As previously reported the DLC adds two new maps (Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost) along with two redesigned maps for the new Hot Zone multiplayer mode which is basically a "King of the Hill" mode for the game. The DLC also unlocks all of the multiplayer weapons and mods for the game. [via ggmania]
Creative wireless ZiSound T6 speakers
Creative presents the ZiiSound T6, a 5.1 surround wireless speaker system that will be sold for a whopping $399
Creative Technology Ltd. today announced the Creative ZiiSoundTM T6