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
Gigabyte Sneak peek 6 series (Sandy Bridge) MB
Gigabyte preps GeForce GTX 480 SOC (GV-N480SO-15I)
More news from Gigabyte today as they are preparing a Super Overclock (SOC )edition of the GeForce GTX 480. The new cooling method used by Gigabyte certainly gained a lot of respect and reputation.
the card comes GTX 480 SOC (GV-N480SO-15I) comes with Dual BIOS technology, a SOC Default BIOS and one LN2 BIOS. Switchable with a simply LED based button. The Ln2 mode is of course for extreme overclocking to prevent potential cold bug issues.
The card will be clocked at Core/Mem clock: 820 (std 700) / 3800 (std 3696) MHz, which definitely is a nice clock freuqency alright. The card has a 14 phase PWM design (12 phases for GPU; 2 phase for memory) and comes with 12 power phase status LED indicators.
Gigabyte M6980 & M6900 Gaming Mice
Gigabyte announced the arrival of M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse and M6900 Precision Gaming Mouse. Coinciding with the recent release of Aivia K8100 Gaming Keyboard, GIGABYTE has been sweeping the world with gaming sensation. With streamline-shaped ergonomic design, both M6980 and M6900 gaming mice are made for gamers at a competitive price.
M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse
Streamline-shaped GIGABYTE M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse is a seven-button ergonomic laser mouse supported by GIGABYTE
Stealth.com LPC-100M Ultra Small Mini PC
Stealth.Com Inc., a leader in the industrial computer and peripherals market has released a new ultra small PC designed specifically for in-vehicle/mobile/embedded applications. Stealth
PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 PCS+ Graphics Card
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, adds its own cooling solution to the HD6850 series: PCS+ HD 6850. This powerful upgraded edition embraces the PCS+ series features which equips with superior factory overclocked setting and excellent cooling solution, unlimited the ultra gaming potential in the coolest working environment.
PCS+ HD6850 clocks at 820 MHz core speed, while memory clocks at 1100 MHz. The factory overclocked setting ensures gaming efficacy can effortlessly go beyond the standard version, delivering the out of box gaming performance which will easily blow up gamers
Kingston V+100 SSD
Kingston announced the SSDNow V+100 solid state disk for corporate users actually. Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of its next generation SSDNow V+ solid-state drive (SSD), the Kingston SSDNow V+100. The new V+100 provides corporations with a viable solution to extend the life of currently installed client systems while meeting user performance expectations.
The new drive features enhanced garbage collection that is not OS dependent, making it a solid upgrade path to extend the life cycle of older client systems. The V+100
Hitachi shows picture of solid state disk
X-bit Labs received pictures of an enterprise-class solid state disk from Hitachi. Specifications and availability is unknown.
Hitachi-GST's solid-state drives, as previously announced, are based on flash memory produced by IM-Flash as well as controller designed by Intel Corp. The initial drive that Hitachi demonstrated uses Serial Attached SCSI interface, has special DRAM cache to boost performance and special connectors that should allow to boost its capacity.
One of the mysteries about the SSD is the fact that both controller as well as flash memory chips were made in late 2009 and may already be outdated.
GeForce GTX 580 might sacrifice HPC functionality
The colleagues over at Nordic Hardware heard NVIDIA sacrificed the high-performance computing (HPC) functionality of Fermi to make the GeForce GTX 580 a smaller, more efficient card that's more suitable for the retail market. If the rumors are right, the card uses a 40nm GF110 GPU with 512 CUDA cores but has 300 million transistors less than the GeForce GTX 480 due to the canning of the HPC part. GPU clockspeed is said to be 775MHz, with 1544MHz shaders and 1536MB GDDR5 clocked at 4008MHz.
"According to sources it can be as many as 300 million transistors that NVIDIA has been able to cut in this way. The effect is that GF110 will be a GPU targetting only retail and will not be as efficient for GPGPU applications as the older siblings of the Fermi Tesla family. Something few users will care about.
The latest information that has reached us are said to be the final specifications for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. These were published at it168.com and strengthen the information we received earlier. There we can clearly see how NVIDIA beside processing units also raised the clock frequencies for both memory and GPU. This was made possible through a more mature circuit manufacturing where NVIDIA has managed to lower power consumption of GF100 with 10-15% without any physical alterations. This gave the comany more margin to work with."
The GeForce GTX 580 is expected to be announced somewhere next week, which is before the launch of AMD's Radeon HD 6900 series.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Launch Trailer
MSI Radeon HD 6850 review
MSI R6850 gets tested
with GPU Voltage Tweak Overclocking
We review and test the MSI Radeon HD 6850. Today the first customized Radeon HD 6850 makes an entry, it comes with custom cooling which definitely is a notch better. Now remember, the R6850 is clocked at 775 MHz right ?
We'll take it towards 975 MHz today by applying some tweaks. The memory as well, standard you'll need to work with a 4000 MHz (effective data rate) memory clock frequency .. we'll take that to 4800 MHz on this product.
Check out the full Guru3D article right here.
Single Slot GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card
SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced latest addition with one slot cooling solution to its GeForce GTS 450 series graphics cards, fitting the mainstream users' lifestyle with compact design.
One of the World's first GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards with one-slot cooling design with 2 heatpipes with copper fins, meeting the mainstream users' requirement for compact design. It use the premium 7010 centrifugal fan design featuring greater air volume to take the heat away and lower the temperature rapidly. The cooling fan has the speed modulation mechanism, so that the working noise will not be maintained at the full speed level, and this mechanism can increase the fan's life.
Advanced Rendering Architecture
Spire Epoxii ATX Mid-Tower Chassis
Spire Corp today officially introduced their new high-end chassis. The Epoxi is a top of the line, sturdy and versatile PC Gamer case. Crafted from heavy-duty perforated steel panels guaranteed maximum performance and computing satisfaction. Every element of the case has been engineered to provide maximum cooling performance. Up to six large 12cm fans placed throughout the Epoxi ensuring unbeatable cooling. The meshed aluminum front panel allows unrestricted fresh air intake which is mandatory for todays extremely hot gaming components such as high wattage CPU and GPU.
The spacious internal design enables flexible assembly and sufficient room for the installation of water-cooling. The Chassis is pre-applied with rubber grommet holes for feeding the external water-cooling tubes. 11 removable front bezels accommodating 5x 5.25 inch drive bays and 6x 3.5 drive bays. Tool-free support enabling nice and easy installation of your drive devices. Two drive cages with direct cooling and tool free mounting for five hard disc drives provide massive storage capabilities. Anti-vibration mountings and application of cooling fans make this the affordable power machine you have been looking for.
- Powerful & sturdy chassis design
- Strong 0.8mm SECC Steel structure
- Cool aluminum mesh front panel
- Front-Top USB, eSATA & HDA & AC97 SOUND connections
- Turn and lock tool-less drive and card installation
- Tool-free thumb-screw side panels
- Large Meshed side panel for active cooling of video-cards
- Six 120mm Blue LED fans, rear, front and side panel
- Optimized internal space, High efficient Air In-take
- Supports up to six 3.5 inch & five 5.25 inch devices
- Anti-vibration and tool-less drive application
- Prepared for water cooling tubes and systems
- Functional, creative and opulent style
Compatibility:The Epoxi chassis series are compatible with Intel V2.03 ATX and Micro ATX standard. MSRP: USD 139.95 / EURO 108.95
Gigabyte's Mid-Range LGA1155 Motherboards Photo's
Gigabyte has come clean on its upcoming 6 Series motherboards, designed for Intel
Kingston HyperX Fan in Black Color
Kingston Technology announced it is shipping the HyperX fan in black. The new black fan is identical in performance and specifications to the blue-colored HyperX fan released in June 2009.
The dual 60mm fans optimize airflow around the modules helping memory run at peak performance for longer periods of time. The black HyperX Fan is made of anodized aluminum and when turned on, the blades are illuminated by eight small blue LEDs. Power use is minimal and noise is not an issue as the fan runs at a whisper-quiet 25 dBA.
The black HyperX fan (Kingston part #: KHX-FAN-B) ships as a stand-alone product and has an MSRP (U.S.) of $23.00. It is backed by a one-year warranty and free 24/7 technical support. Click the thumbnail.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - October 2010
Guru3D Rig of the Month - October 2010
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 was particular difficult as we have received many entries, and the build quality was so very fine that we had a tremendous task of picking one winner.
This months winner is Josh Sniffen, at the age of 24 he is an artist who designed a Rig for Sapphire. The end result is a stunning looking PC.
Check out this months winner right here.