KFA2 - Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 HOF
Expreview has been showing pictures of the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card. This new model features digital power supply technology and has a white PCB. It uses a 6-pin + 8-pin power design and is equipped with a DisplayPort output. The cooling solution features four 6mm copper heatpipes, a copper base, a large aluminium fin array and a compact fan.
GeForce GTX 460 HOF packs GF104 core,features 336 stream processors,1GB GDDR5 memory,core/Shader/memory clock of 850/1700/1000MHZ(Date rate of 4000MHz) with memory interface of 256-bit.
The graphics card adopts tantalum capacitors and 6+2 phase power supply design with six phase for core while two phase for memory. As for core power supply solution,it is made up by VT1185M main controller chip,six VT1157SF subsidiary controller chips and Bussmann CPL power inductor.
Transform your Radeon 6950 into a 6970 with a new BIOS
Two days ago what we initially expected, it became apparent that the Radeon HD 6950 in fact is a 6970 with shader processor clusters disabled. You'll need to re-flash your card though.
You can perform the flashing process from within Windows and thanks to AMD's new Dual-BIOS feature if something would go wrong, you can switch back.
Unlock your Radeon HD 6950 towards a 6970, Merry Christmas:
Download package with flash software and BIOS:
We successfully tested an unlock on a HD 6950 cards. Other have tried one AMD engineering sample, one HIS media sample and one ASUS retail card. All of them unlocked perfectly and run at HD 6970 speeds now.
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #2
For our second little Christmas 2010 contest we feel it's time for the traditional logo hunt contest ! To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out processor coolers including some of the most sexy CPU coolers we know you guys love so much.
Read all about it right here.
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #1
For our first little Christmas 2010 contest we've teamed up with the graphics department from MSI, we'll be giving away 2000 USD worth of 3DMark 11 Advanced edition keys.
Read all about it right here.
Merry Christmas 2010 from Guru3D !
In this festive moment, it is time to recollect all the good we've had this year and look in anticipation of that upcoming holiday joy.
On behalf of all the Guru3D.com staff-members, let us wish you a Merry Christmas and in advance a Happy New Year 2011! Thanks for being with us and thanks your support! Please, accept our sincere wishes of sound health, prosperity and a lot of gaming and hardware fun !
If you have a chance to do so, check back on Christmas morning, when we'll startup a Christmas competition in which some nice prizes are to be won.
So keep the news in close vicinity, here's where we'll announce the competitions.
Contest 1 (closed)- For our first little Christmas 2010 contest we've teamed up with the graphics department from MSI, we'll be giving away 2000 USD worth of 3DMark 11 Advanced edition keys. Read all about it right here.
Contest 2 (closed) - For our second little Christmas 2010 contest we feel it's time for the traditional logo hunt contest ! To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out processor coolers including some of the most sexy CPU coolers we know you guys love so much. Read all about it right here.
MSI Radeon 6850 Cyclone Power review
The MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition is based on MSI's military class component selection including the new SFC (Super Ferrite) chokes. The card looks robust and well built. It has 6 phases available on the GPU area and another phase for its full Gigabyte of memory.
The card comes factory clocked for you at a nice 860 MHz on the core and 4400 MHz on the memory (affective data rate). Now, perhaps you guys can remember it, early reports have shown that this card was able to achieve 1000 MHz on the core frequency, based on a core voltage tweak of course. Sitting on top of the GPU is the known Cyclone cooler.
You can read the full review right here.
Kingmax 2400MHz DDR3 module without heatsink
Kingmax releases DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming RAM, one of the first high-end desktop PC memory modules we've seen in a while that doesn't come with a heatspreader.
It is the unique and the only one DRAM module can be operated at 2400MHz without conventional heat sink. Instead of adding conventional heat sink, Nano Gaming RAM adopts the nano thermal dissipation technology?iNTD Tech?jto improve thermal performance by 10%. Its bandwidth can reach up to 19.2GB/sec under low voltage which means the performance will be more conspicuously improved in 3D shooting games that involve more rigorous requirements for speed.
Heat dissipation is always the key issue for the stability of system operation. Particularly in overclocking or 3D games, high temperature may easily cause the instability of operation. Targeting the overclocking and game market, KINGMAX DDR3 Nano Gaming Ram adopting NTD Tech increases the effect of heat radiation, it not only keeps the working temperature far lower than conventional heat sinks, but improves thermal dissipation performance by 10%, thereby effectively maintaining low temperature and high stability. In other words, only NTD Tech can replace conventional heat sinks and only Nano Gaming Ram can allow overclocking enthusiasts and gamers to feel free to challenge the overclocking limit.
KINGMAX Nano Gaming Ram not only has excellent thermal dissipation performance, but reaches 2400MHz and provides high speed transfer bandwidth up to 19.2GB/s with low voltage 1.65V and CL value 9-11-9-27. It exhibits great effects of 3D games. Besides that, Nano Gaming Ram has ASIC chip embedded for anti-counterfeiting purpose design to prohibit counterfeiting. Meanwhile, it supports dual channel platform of Intel P55 chipset (2200MHz above), to reach 100% system compatibility and stability, to fully satisfy the high quality requirements of overclocking and game masters.
Nano Gaming Ram series include 1600MHz, 2000MHz, 2200MHz and 2400MHz for different kind of Motherboard and CPU matches. All products have passed not only 100% rigorous tests before ex-factory delivery, but CE (EU), Intel?fs XMP certifications and RoHS. KINGMAX memory modules have been well acclaimed by consumers due to their excellent compatibility, stability and outstanding overclocking performance. KINGMAX provides worldwide lifetime warranty service to exemplify its persistence on premium quality and insistence on flawless customer service. For more information, please visit KINGMAX official website at http://www.kingmax.com/
Features of KINGMAX DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming Ram:
* Support Intel P55 Chipset
* Adopting Nano Thermal Dissipation Technology
* ASIC chip embedded for anti-counterfeiting purpose
* Lead-free production process
* TinyBGATM technology adopted: with advantages as compact size, well heat dissipation and low EM interference
* 100% product compatibility and stability
* High data transfer performance for overclocking enthusiasts and hardcore gamers
Specification of KINGMAX DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming Ram:
* 240-pin DDR3 2200MHz
* CAS Latency: 10
* Bandwidth: 17.6GB/sec
* Voltage: 1.5~1.8v
* Capacity: 4GB (2GB*2)
* Worldwide lifetime warranty
AMD desktop platform roadmaps 2011
Here are four slides that were leaked this week by AMD Forum, they contain details about AMD's upcoming desktop CPUs, chipsets and platforms.
Meanwhile A leaked slide over at FUD Zilla reveals AMD is working on seven different Hudson Fusion Controller Hub (FCH) chipsets, it includes three laptop chipsets, three desktop chipsets and one chip for the power efficient Brazos AES platform.
Dead Space 2 Excavations Trailer
MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy bridge mobo preview
MSI recently as well submitted their P67 based motherboard for a preview, and once launched a review. Powered by Intel's P67 chipset, the motherboards come with two PCIe slots with NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire support, featuring what MSI now calls a Military Class II design that makes use of a six phase power SFC choke setup.
Let's have a peek, click here.
Activision sues EA over recruiting Call of Duty developers
Activision Blizzard has added Electronic Arts as a new target in its lawsuit against two former executives responsible for the Call of Duty series. The game publisher also put a price tag of $400 million on its claim.
The amended complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest salvo in a legal shootout that began when Jason West and Vince Zampella sued Activision for $36 million in March, claiming Activision fired them to avoid paying royalties for their work on the "Call of Duty" franchise.
Activision, owned by France's Vivendi SA, claims EA lured the men away, starting as early as July 2009, despite their having two years left on their contract, in part by using talent agency Creative Artists Agency as an intermediary. It alleges EA dispatched a private jet to Southern California to shuttle West and Zampella to a secret meeting at the home of EA's chief executive John Riccitiello near San Francisco in August 2009.
The two later formed Respawn Entertainment, hiring about 40 employees away from Activision. Respawn said in April it will create games exclusively for release by EA.
AMD may see strong marketshare gains in 2011
Sources at laptop and motherboard makers told DigiTimes that AMD's marketshare may see a significant boost next year thanks to the introduction of the company's first Fusion chips.
Mainly because AMD's Fusion series APUs to be launched in early 2011 have strong graphics capabilities and high performance/cost ratios, AMD is expected to see its global market share for notebook platforms alone rise from 11% in 2010 to 15% in 2011 and that for notebook, desktop and server platforms together from 20% to 25% and may advance further to 30% in 2012, according to Taiwan-based notebook and motherboard makers.
The sources believe that strong performance/cost ratio as well as low power consumption will give AMD an advantage in the netbook segment and boost its overall processor market share.
Synology DiskStation DS1511+ up to 15 HDDs
Synology announces the DiskStation DS1511+, a new high-performance NAS with space for five HDDs and scalability up to a total of 15 drives for a maximum of 45TB of storage capacity by connecting with two Synology DX510 expansion units.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Trailer
Corsair HS1 and Sharkoon XStatic SP headphone Review
The Sharkoon are aimed at console players, nicely plush and padded, they kick out some serious bass. The HS1, however, are the best headset we've tested, plush and comfortable, they did everything a headset is supposed to do, and they did it very well.
Read the full review right here.
GeForce GTX 560 being prepped
It seems that NVIDIA has been sitting and waiting on AMD to release the 6900 series cards and now will introduce a GTX 560 to target the Radeon HD 6950. According to expreview the GTX 560 is a GF104 chip, it is redesigned to allow high-clock speeds with lower power draw. And we all know that one shader cluster (SM) was left inactive on that series. The screenshot suggest a GF110 by the way.
The GeForce GTX 560 would 384 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide memory interface that connects to 1 GB of memory. The new GPU has bolstered high GPU clock speeds, with 820 MHz core, 1640 MHz CUDA cores, and 4000 MHz (GDDR5 effective) memory, churning out 128 GB/s memory bandwidth. The GTX 560 is expected in January, 2011, all this is speculation, of course.
Auzen has X-Meridian 7.1 2G out on the market
Auzentech announced the immediate availability of the Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2G, the second generation of the Auzen X-Meridian 7.1. The original Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 was a game-changing high-performance audio card which marked the dividing line between audio that sounds great, and audio that sounds perfect. It was the world's first custom-designed audio card based on C-Media CMI 8788 chipset, and received rave reviews for its audio quality. Now, the award winning Auzentech audio development team and chipset manufacturer C-Media have teamed up again.
With the X-Meridian 7.1 2G, Auzentech has taken what many consider the greatest sound card of all time and updated it with the best of today's technology, making the X-Meridian 7.1 2G more than simply the must-have PC Audio solution for audiophiles
Jetway NF81-LF AMD Brazos motherboard displayed
A photo of the Jetway NF81-LF, an upcoming Mini-ITX motherboard based on the AMD Brazos platform surfaced on the web today.
Bazos is part of the Fusion family, an Ultrathin Platform planned for early 2011. It will feature the 40 nm AMD Ontario (a 9-watt APU for netbooks and small form factor desktops and devices) and Zacate (an 18-watt TDP APU for ultrathin, mainstream, and value notebooks as well as desktops and all-in-ones) APUs. Both low-power APU versions feature two Bobcat x86 cores and fully support DirectX11, DirectCompute (Microsoft programming interface for GPU computing) and OpenCL (cross-platform programming interface standard for multi-core x86 and accelerated GPU computing). Both also include UVD dedicated hardware acceleration for HD video including 1080p resolutions.
This board doesn't have full-size PCI Express integration or anything though it does include LVDS, mSATA ports, a COM port and even a GPIO header; things that again the industrial market demands. Under the hood is a 9w AMD Ontario single-core Fusion APU and the Hudson E1 chipset complete the Brazos platform. There are two SODIMM sockets for DDR3-1066/1333 memory and more. You can will see three video output options including HDMI, DVI and VGA, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, etc.