Swiftech Unveils Apogee HD Waterblock and MCRx20 Rad
Swiftech announced the release for retail sales of their new flagship CPU waterblock, the Apogee HD, concurrently with Revision 3 of the Patent Pending MCRx20 Drive series of PC radiators.
Close to 18 months in the making, the Apogee HD was designed to surpass its predecessor the Award Winning Apogee XT in all critical areas: improved thermal performance, reduced flow restriction, new choices of colors, classic black or fashionable white, fine-tuned mounting system, lower cost, and an exclusive innovative feature that works in conjunction with the new Revision of the MCRx20 Drive PC Radiators: the Multi-port connectivity.
ThermalTake Contac 39 and Contac 30
ThermalTake adds two new processor coolers to its lineup: the Contac 39 and the Contac 30.
Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in thermal solutions with the mission of
ASRock X79 boards, including Micro-ATX model
Asrock issued a press relelease showing ASRock X79 motherboards. The top-of-the-line model is the X79 Extreme9, it has eight memory slits, five PCIe x16 slots and an add-on card with Ethernet and audio.
It has eight DIMM slots and five PCI Express x16 slots, although the spacing of the x16s won't allow four double-wide graphics cards to be placed side by side. ASRock includes dual auxiliary 12V power connectors on the board, which packs an even dozen Serial ATA ports. Audio and at least some of the Extreme's network connectivity is farmed out to a PCI Express x1 expansion card that appears to be powered by Creative's new Core3D audio chip.
The X79 Extreme7 model ditches the add-in card and two DIMM slots, but adds an old-school PCI slot and has some more extensive VRM cooling. Another notch down the lineup is the Extreme4, this model has four DDR3 slots and seven expansion slots, of which three are PCIe x16 slots.
Another interesting model is the X79 Extreme4 M, this is basically a Micro-ATX version of the Extreme4.
Microsoft's Vision of the Future
Watch how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, home, and on the go.
EA: BF3 Online Problems Almost Fixed
Electronic Arts thinks that they have fixed most of Battlefield 3
AMD Catalyst 11.10 WHQL download
The 11.10 WHQL software suite updates both the AMD display driver, and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability.
We have a forum discussion thread open here.
- Reduces random crashing and stability encountered when playing Rage on Windows
Gelid GX-7 CPU cooler review
Gelid is a company that made a nice impression a year or two ago introducing themselves by releasing their first aftermarket CPU cooler, the 'Silent Spirit' cooler. After Gelid released that Silent Spirit and then Tranqillo CPU coolers it was time for a new model.
Progress is made and anno Q4 2011 it's time to release their third consumer grade CPU cooler. Their latest creation comes in the form of a tower cooler called GX-7 -- aimed at gamers apparently.
Read the review here.
AMD Trinity APU confirmed launch in early 2012
AMD has confirmed that the first APUs based on the next-generation Trinity core will get launched in early 2012. Thomas Seifert, senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMD, said:
Intel Releases SSD Toolbox 3.0 Software
Intel released the Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0 system software, which it recommends for use with its SSDs. SSDs have a limited number of times they can rewrite data onto their NAND flash cells. The most common 20-nanometer class MLC NAND flash offers around 5,000 rewrite cycles.
This software monitors your Intel SSD for performance degradation, and provides a measure of how many rewrite cycles are left, so you can plan beforehand about backing up your data and replacing it. The software also provides a suite of diagnostics for your Intel SSD. Lastly, the software can update your drive's firmware without the need for a DOS bootable disk.
Thanks Watcher for reporting this one. Grab the toolbox here.
AMD FX Record Broken at 8461 MHz
That got them into the Guinness Records
Overclocker Andre Yang now breaks the record with 8461.51 MHz. According to the validation page, 8461.51 MHz was achieved using a base clock speed of 272.95 MHz, with 31.0X multiplier, and a brutal core voltage of 1.992V (almost 2 volts!). As with AMD's record feat, an ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard was used. A single 2 GB Corsair-made memory module was used doing 909.8 MHz (1818.16 MHz DDR) with timings of 9-9-9-24T. Like with AMD's feat, only two out of the FX-8150's eight cores were enabled.
Shuttle Matrox-powered Mini PCs for multi-display configs
Shuttle introduced Matrox-powered Mini PCs for users who desire up to 16 displays. Full specifications of the Shuttle XPC H7 5820S workstation series can be found over here.
Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that Shuttle Inc., a leading specialist in innovative mini PCs, has validated the Matrox M-Series multi-display graphics cards with the new Shuttle XPC H7 5820S mini PC. The M-Series PCI Express (PCIe) x16 boards support up to eight DisplayPort or single-link DVI monitors at resolutions of up to 2560x1600 per display. A second M-Series card can be combined within the H7 5820S workstation, allowing system integrators to actualize a wide range of multi-display installations in corporate, digital signage, security surveillance, process control, and other professional environments.
Measuring only 19 centimeters (7.5 inches) in height, the space-saving Shuttle XPC H7 5820S mini PC comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor with up to six cores and up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory to reliably run the most demanding professional applications. The high-performance H7 5820S can be incorporated with one or two M9128 dual-monitor, M9138 triple-monitor, M9140/M9148 quad-monitor, and M9188 octal boards. With up to 2 GB of on-board memory and advanced desktop management features such as stretched and independent desktop modes, M-Series cards render pristine image quality and exceptional functionality across all displays.
"Shuttle is excited to be integrating Matrox
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Den Defence Trailer
The latest trailer contains 'Den Defence' footage, a new tower defence gameplay element pitting the assassins against the Templars. The trailer shows Ezio commanding a number of archers, erecting barricades and using cannons to stop the waves of Templars from penetrating the assassins' den.
'Den Defence' will also feature a morale gauge, essential for unlocking more soldiers to use in the battle against the Templars. Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be available on November 15 for Xbox 360 and PS3 and on December 2 for the PC.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked ?
It seems that the PC version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is already floating around in the seas of piracy. How did it get out onto the web and into the hands of gamers before it
EVGA launches GeForce GTX 580 Batman: Arkham City edition
EVGA launched a Batman: Arkham City-themed GeForce GTX 580 graphics card.
The product carries SKY code 015-P3-1582-A1 and comes with factory clock speeds of 797/1594/4050 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory effective). Other then that, this is a reference model with a sticker on top of it. We're not 100% sure if a free copy of the game is included, it most likely has though. Batman: Arkham City can benefit from PhysX.
Battlefield 3 VGA and CPU performance benchmark test
After waiting way too long before the game to be unlocked we wanted bring you guys one of our traditional graphics and processor performance articles.
As such we'll take a card or ten today and have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards. We'll also show you the performance differential with a couple of different processors.
Check out the article right here.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - October 2011
Each month here at Guru3D.com we feature one of you guys, your PC, your DIY project. It is quite honestly amazing how much detail and dedication you put into an PC, and every now and then it really shows. This months entry shines in an all white design, once you lay your eyes on it, it will make an indistinguishable impression. Alain-S who transformed one PC into something very shiny and glossy looking -- and he must love the 'color' white.
Check out the article right here.
Inno3D Custom GeForce GTX 570 Jericho Graphics Card
The card will be known as the GTX 570 Jericho and it relies on a single 92mm fan and on a massive aluminum haetsink with five heatpieps in order to dissipate the heat produced when running.
This fan is PWM controlled and its speed can range from 1,000RPM to 4,200RPM depending on the temperatures recorded by the graphics core, and can also cope with the heat generated by an overclocked GTX 570.
According to Inno3D, noise also shouldn't be a problem as the Jericho cooler has an idle rating of just 18db, which makes it significantly quieter than Nvidia reference design.
Judging by the redesigned cooler there's a strong chance that the graphics card will come factory overclocked.
According to a recent report, the GTX 570 will soon get a smaller brother, known as the GTX 560 Ti (448 Core) that will feature similar specs for a smaller price tag.