Gigabyte GA-H57-USB3 motherboards photo
Expansion slots include PCI-Express 2.0 x16, PCI-E x16 (x4), and two PCI slots. Five out of six SATA 3 Gbps ports from the PCH are assigned as internal ports, while an additional Gigabyte GSATA2 controller provides two SATA 3 Gbps ports and an IDE connector. An additional NEC controller provides two USB 3.0 ports. The rear-panel consists of 8-channel audio with optical SPDIF (supporting Dolby Home Theater), gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports (color-coded blue), four USB 2.0, FireWire, eSATA, keyboard/mouse combo port, and display connectivity which includes DVI, D-Sub, DisplayPort, and HDMI. Click on the thumbnail.
MSI custom-cooled Radeon HD 5770
MSI introduced a new Radeon HD 5770 graphics card. The R5770-PMD1G graphics card comes with over voltage function of GPU after introducing hot selling R5770 series graphics cards. MSI R5770-PMD1G adopts 40nm manufacturing process Radeon HD 5770 GPU, 800 units of stream processors, and high speed GDDR5 1GB memory. Also, it supports DirectX11 and ATI Eyefinity three-screen output technology, so that users can enjoy the latest DX11 games and use multi monitors to enlarge the view in games. MSI R5770-PMD1G is bundled with MSI overclocking utility "Afterburner" which supports over voltage function of GPU and tuning the fan speed based on different temperature triggers, becoming one of the most attractive HD 5770 cards in the market.
Supports over voltage function of GPU
MSI R5770-PMD1G supports the over voltage function of GPU by MSI exclusive overclocking utility "afterburner", and the maximum overclocking voltage will be up to 1.300V. The overclocking limitation will be higher, increasing additional performance. If you are looking for a HD 5770 that can easily improve the performance by overclocking, the best choice is MSI R5770-PMD1G for sure.
Adopts 8cm engine fan, and users can change its fan speed based on different temperature triggers
MSI R5770-PMD1G uses 8cm engine fan with PWM fan control function. Use MSI overclocking utility "afterburner" to change its fan speed based on different temperature triggers up to 8 points. Users can change the fan settings according to their preference, no matter if they like cool or silent working environment in idle.
Supports DirectX 11 to enjoy the stunning visual effects by the latest DX11 games
In addition, MSI R5770-PMD1G supports the new DirectX 11 / Shader 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2 standards. Users can experience the newest DirectX 11 game title
AMD 12-core Magny-Cours expected in March 2010
Enermax PRO87+ and MODU87+ power supplies launched
Enermax announced the PRO87+ with fixed cables and the MODU87+ with modular cables. Both power supplies are the first power supplies to feature Enermax's Dynamic Hybrid Transformer (DHT) design with dynamic transformer, dynamic AC and dynamic frequency.These new units will ship within the next couple of weeks, they feature an efficiency of up to 92 percent and will be available in 500W, 600W, 700W and 800W versions.
ENERMAX is stepping up to the need of energy and money-saving products with these two desktop PSU series with models in 500, 600, 700 and 800W. PRO87+ is the native cable series, while MODU87+ is modular. Both will complement ENERMAX
Google Chrome takes third place
According to Computerworld, the release of the Mac and Linux betas for the software helped push it into third place, past Apple's Safari browser. The week of December 6-12 saw Chrome hitting 4.4% market share, an increase of 0.4%, beating out Safari, which held 4.37%; to show how important the browser hitting beta on Mac OS X was, before the release, Chrome held 0.32% of the share on the OS during November, which shot up to 1.3% afterwards. It was said that the split between people switching to Chrome was evenly divided between Safari and Firefox.
Well -- it's definitely faster than IE8 and Firefox.
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Trailer
Retrieved information's are presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.
- Comprehensive hardware information
- System health monitoring
- Basic benchmarks
- Text, CSV and XML report formats
- Periodical updates
- For Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003; Windows 9X/Me (limited)
The new version of the HWiNFO32 hardware information and diagnostic tool and it features:
- Fixed reporting of some AMD Family 10h CPU models.
- Updated several sensor values. Improved monitoring on several motherboards.
- Changed the way to rename sensor labels (right-click).
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: P5L, P5W, P5E, P5K, P5P43, P5AD2, P5Q, P7P55D, P5N32, M4N68T, M4A79.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: Blitz Formula/Extreme, Striker Extreme, Striker II Extreme/Formula/NSE.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: Maximus Formula/Extreme, Rampage Formula/Extreme, Maximus II Formula/Gene, Rampage II, Maximus III.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: A8N, M2N, M2A, M3A, M3A78, M2N32, M3N78.
- Improved sensor monitoring for EVGA series: P55.
- Improved sensor monitoring for Abit series: AT7, KD7, KR7, KV7, KX7, SA7, SD7.
- Improved sensor monitoring for Giga-Byte series: P35, G33, X38, P45, P43, X48, P55, EX58.
- Improved sensor monitoring for Supermicro series: X7DB3, X7DB8, X7DBE.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: Commando, Crosshair, Crosshair II Formula, Crosshair III Formula.
- Fixed a possible crash on systems running Hyper-V.
- Added preliminary support of AMD Family 12h.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS series: P6T, M3A78-T, M2A74, P7P55, P7P55D, P7H55, P7H57, Sabertooth 55i.
- Added Cougar Point support.
- Improved Ibex Peak PCH thermal/power monitoring.
- Fixed ASUS ROG sensor readings.
- Added branding of several new AMD CPU models.
- Several other minor updates and bugfixes.
Reinventing The Keyboard
Intel launches 13 six-core Xeon CPUs on March 16 2010
Intel is planning to release 13 dual-socket, 32nm Xeon processors with six cores on March 16th, 2010. The flagship is a six-core, 12-thread Xeon X5680 processor. The chip has a frequency of 3.33GHz, 12MB cache, Intel Turbo Boost, Hyperthreading and a 130W TDP.
In addition to the Xeon X5680, the March 16 release list includes five more six-core chips, all with 12 threads and 12MB of cache -- the Xeon X5670 (2.93GHz, 95W), X5660 (2.80GHz, 95W), X5650 (2.66GHz, 95W), L5640 (2.26GHz, 60W) and W3680 (3.33GHz, 130W).
Seven 32nm, quad-core processors are also listed, all with 12MB of cache -- the Xeon X5677 (3.46GHz, 130W), X5667 (3.06GHz, 95W), E5640 (2.66GHz, 80W), E5630 (2.53Hz, 80W), E5620 (2.40GHz, 80W), L5630 (2.13GHz, 40W), L5609 (1.86GHz, 40W). All of those chips, with the exception of the Xeon L5609, have eight threads, Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost. Three additional 45nm processors are also scheduled for release on the same date, this includes the quad-core Xeon E5507 (2.26GHz, 80W, 4MB cache), dual-core E5503 (2.00GHz, 80W, 4MB cache) and quad-core, eight-thread W3530 (2.80GHz, 130W, 8MB cache).
Corsair 24GB Dominator DDR3 kit
*caughs* now that's a spicy memory setup. Corsair introduced a 24GB triple-channel Dominator DDR3 memory kit, it features six 4GB modules that run at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-27 latencies at 1.65V.
Corsair's 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit has been rigorously tested in high-performance platforms based on the Intel
Enermax thin Acrylux keyboard
Enermax introduced Acrylux, a new keyboard with an ultra-thin profile. It's build with reinforced acryl, it features scissors key switch technology and two USB 2.0 port hub. The Acrylux will be available in a wired and wireless version.
Slimness is the eternal demand on any peripheral for most users. ENERMAX industrial engineers have achieved a new level of slimness
A-DATA teams up with SandForce to work on SSD solutions
Very similar to OCZ who announced the same thing recently A-DATA announced a collaboration with SandForce to work on solid state disk solutions.
A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., the worldwide leader in DRAM modules and Flash application products, today announced a collaboration with SandForce Inc. on A-DATA
MSI 785GM-E65 motherboard review
MSI 785GM-E65 motherboard review
Recently AMD released the AMD 785 chipset - offering full support for the latest Athlon and Phenom II processors, DDR3 memory and a bucket load of features. Next to that the chipset we have tucked away on the motherboard tested today has an embedded Radeon HD 4200 IGP as it is the 785G chipset. It's actually the latest embedded update offering really good and nice Home Theater PC functionality as it's fully capable of accelerating and post-processing high-definition content.
Here we will test the with MSI 785GM-E65 motherboard, this piece of kit is stuffed and loaded with features, looks nice and remain very affordable. Let's have a peek at the chipset, and then obviously the MSI motherboard, followed by an in-depth performance review to see if the chipset can keep up with that sexy AMD 790 series.
Read this Guru3D review here.
ForceWare 195.81 Win XP/Vista/7 32|64-bit
This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs.
This driver is identical to the 195.62 WHQL drivers except for the following:
- Several bug fixes to support the new Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta 2 release.
- Adds new SLI and multi-GPU profiles for Avatar Demo, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, and Wings of Prey.
- Fixes 3D Vision display detection for CRT and DLP displays.
GeForce 200 series:
GTX 260, GT 230, GTX 275, G210, GT 240, 205, GTX 285, GTX 280, 210, GTS 250, GTS 240, GTX 295, GT 220
GeForce 100 series:
GT 130, GT 120, GT 140, G 100
GeForce 9 series:
9600 GT, 9500 GT, 9800 GT, 9500 GS, 9300 GE, 9400 GT, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9200, 9400, 9600 GSO, 9600 GS, 9800 GX2, 9300 GS, 9300
GeForce 8 series:
8600 GTS, 8100 / nForce 720a, 8200, 8300 GS, 8800 GTS, 8800 GTS 512, 8600 GT, 8800 Ultra, 8500 GT, 8600 GS, 8400, 8300, 8800 GS, 8400 GS, 8800 GTX, 8400 SE, 8800 GT
GeForce 7 series:
7300 LE, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 GS, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7900 GT/GTO, 7300 GT, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7500 LE, 7800 GS, 7650 GS, 7600 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7550 LE, 7800 GTX, 7950 GT, 7100 GS, 7350 LE, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7900 GTX, 7600 GS, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7600 GT, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7900 GS, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7950 GX2, 7800 SLI
GeForce 6 series:
6100 nForce 420, 6800 LE, 6500, 6700 XL, 6100, 6800 GS, 6150SE nForce 430, 6600 LE, 6100 nForce 400, 6600, 6800, 6600 GT, 6150, 6800 GT, 6800 XT, 6600 VE, 6200 TurboCache, 6800 Ultra, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6150 LE, 6200, 6200SE TurboCache, 6800 GS/XT, 6800 XE, 6200 A-LE, 6200 LE, 6100 nForce 405, 6250, 6610 XL
ION, ION LE
AMD has over 800.000 DX11 class GPUs shipped
The company said that so far it has shipped over 500 thousand ATI Radeon HD 5700-series graphics processing units code-named Juniper and over 300 thousand graphics chips known as Cypress that power ATI Radeon HD 5800-/5900-series graphics adapters. Thanks to partly resolved supply issues with 40nm chips, AMD
Guru3D Folding at Home Top 20
Time for a new update on Folding@home from Team Guru3D.
The team is folding really steadily at an average of quarter million points per 24 hours. We are still at position 79 and competition certainly is getting fierce. As this rate it will take roughly 3 weeks before we can overtake FutureMark.com's folding team, and after that we need to tackle Tom's hardware. To do so we of course need your help !
Here's an overview of the top 20 Guru3D crunching heroes.
|Top 20 Producers|
Would you like to help out ? If you have an ATI Radeon series 3000 or newer or GeForce series 8 or newer graphics card and like to help fighting diseases, please join our team, we have Team ID number 69411.
You can download the latest GPU or CPU clients here. Should you need help / want info check out our Folding support forums here where anyone will help you with any questions you might have. Team 69411 -- join the club. Thanks to all who are participating in this project, and a special thank you to our top 20 contributors.
Intel Core i7 980X hexacore pricing revealed
I know a lot of you guys have been wondering about this. The upcoming 6-core / hexacore Intel Core i7 980X (known under codename Gulftown) popped up in yet another slidedeck. Many expected the product to cost like 1200 USD.
Well, it's still very expensive, but not as bad as you think. The six core / twelve threads encounting processor is going to cost 999 USD which would boil down to roughly 800 EUR with VAT included. The new roadmap also revealed something else. Initially we expected the processor to run at 3 GHz, but as it now seems, this little monster might get a base frequency of 3.33 GHz.
NVIDIA helps unravelling Universe Mysteries
The group will be the first research team to employ a GPU-based cluster in large-scale simulations of lattice QCD with an exact chiral symmetry. Still, what is most convenient about this cluster is the fact that it is capable of delivering 15 teraflops of computing power at only 1% of the total cost and only 10% of the power consumption of an equivalent (computationally wise) processor-based supercomputer.