Windows 7 RC - Fully Functional For a Whole Year
We already reported that the release candidate (RC) of Windows 7 is going to be released to the public on May 5th, and that date is still valid, but the good news today are that this RC will be fully functional for more than a whole year. Yup, you read that right. Microsoft confirmed that the Windows 7 RC does not expire until June 1, 2010. That's a full 13 months of free Windows 7 experience. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
Patriot Launches buffered Fusion SSD
Patriot Memory today announced the release of their Fusion SSD Series. The Fusion SSD line has been specifically designed with cutting-edge technology by adding 64MB of DRAM cache in conjunction with its current equipped NAND technology. The ultimate result is an SSD that allows faster transfer rates between the controller and the host device.
"By the addition of the DRAM cache, the Fusion greatly increases the random and sequential read and write transfer rates," according to Meng J. Choo, Patriot's Flash Product Manager. He goes on to say, "The DRAM acts as a buffer and increases the reliability, and lessens the possibility for 'bottlenecks' within the data transfers." No word yet on pricing.
Mind you that we'll soon have a review of G.Skills Falcon with 64MB cache as well. The cached SSD are the way of the future alright.
ASUS Launches Graphics Cards with Super ML Caps
ASUSintroduced the world
AMD marks 40-year anniversary
A big phat congratulations go out to AMD May 1, 2009 will mark the official 40-year anniversary of AMD
Corsair launches new 16GB Voyager and Voyager Mini
Corsair announced their new 16GB high-performance
New Transformers 2 Trailer
*Slurp* - Hate it love, I liked part one .. and after seeing this trailer for Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen, I just know I'll adore this one.
* update - looks like I embedded the wrong trailer yesterday, this is actually the new trailer !
Acer claims Windows 7 October 23rd release date
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Announced
GSC Game World has officially announced S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, the upcoming expansion slash sequel to its popular post-apocalyptic PC shooter. Pripyat will pick up where the original game left off. Players will take on the role of an agent in the Ukraine Security Service, sent into the Zone to collection information on a failed military operation. The title is slated for release in fall 2009.
Key game features:
- Photorealistic exclusion Zone
Overclocking the Radeon HD 4770 (Guide)
Being a budget card with a lot of punch, overall performance of the Radeon HD 4770 is to be found in the mid-range segment. We here at Guru3D.com would like to teach you how to get even more out of your 99 USD investment.
In fact we'll show you how to get another 10 to 20% additional performance out of the card, totally free. It only takes a couple of minutes, and when done right we'll get the 4770 a good chunk faster.
Now not only will we learn you how to overclock, we'll also take a hand full of games and show you the performance benefit.
Check out this guide right here.
Download: GeForce Forceware 185.81 XP and Vista driver
New in Release 185.81:
- Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
- Adds support for Ambient Occlusion
Intel And Nvidia Dominate Q1 2009 GPU Sales
Two days ago, Jon Peddie Research (JPR), published the new numbers regarding the graphic card manufacturers' market share for the first quarter of 2009. According to their research, both Intel and Nvidia were able to gain, while AMD/ATI lost market shares. Intel is current market leader with 49.7% and 37.20 million sold untis, Nvidia is second with 31.1% market share and 23.26 million untis, and AMD/ATI was only able to sell 12.81 million units, bringing their market share down to 17.1%. Another interesting observation was that after eight consecutive years, for the first time, the negative sales from Q4 to Q1 turned into positive sales, with a 3.29% change from Q4 2008 to Q1 2009.
All in all and compared year to year, things didn't look so good, though - which had to be expected, considering the current economical crisis. In raw numbers this means that "shipments dropped to 74.9 million units, -21.1% from this quarter last year."
Download: Cryostasis Sleep of Reason game demo
Cryostasis makes full use of GPU-accelerated PhysX features on your GeForce graphics card with impressive environmental effects. Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason puts you at the Arctic Circle, drifting Russian North Pole station
Cooler master HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis
Following the success of the full tower HAF 932, Cooler Master extends the HAF (High Airflow Flow) line to a mid tower in the HAF 922. Cooler Master HAF 922 supports up to seven fans in total, including three of those that support 200 mm fan (which are swappable for smaller 120mm or 140mm fans) for maximum airflow while maintaining a quiet environment.
This machine comes with rugged looks, massive air flow cooling and the Cooler Master trademark interior. Building the dream machine is now well within reach. Cooler Master HAF 922 makes no secret for potentially transforming all your high-end hardware components into a raging machine. It possesses a muscular and beast-like design that signifies performance without even opening up the system. Intimidating style and the performance makes it a killer combination.
Logitech Comfort Wave 450 keyboard
Logitech for Business offers computer peripherals and accessories that help companies adapt to the evolving face of the workspace. For businesses that want to get the most out of their IT expenditures and their workforce, Logitech for Business is ready for what businesses need right now. With its acclaimed Wave design, the Comfort Wave 450 keyboard delivers natural and adjustable comfort for people working with a desktop computer or a notebook PC in a docking station or notebook riser.
Fallout 3 Patch v1.5
- New achievements for Broken Steel
- Fixed issue with VATS calculations not appearing properly for perks (PC)
- Fixed crash related to altered references between master files
- LOD objects render properly when loaded from DLC worldspaces
- Fixed issue with companion NPCs not loading into cells immediately after player
OCZ Blade DDR3 2000 C7 memory kit review
With 64-bit operating systems in mind, the DDR3 kit we'll be testing today comes in a 6GB Triple channel (3x 2GB) flavor, and again ... 6 GB means high-density memory and still to achieve CAS 7 at 2000 MHz.
Wow .. just wow. So without further ado, let me show you the coolness that is labeled under OCZ's Blade series memory, have a peek at these dark mystifying modules as shown below, and then head on over to the article.
You can find the article right here.
VholdR ContourHD wearable camcorder
Being a motor-cycle rider myself, I see some potential here. Well that and some others :)
The company VholdR is offering up a product that
Sony Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones
Looking for a new pair of headphones?, you might just be interested in these latest offerings from Sony called the DR-BT100CX and the DR-BT101, which offer Bluetooth 2.1 and noise-cancellation technology.
The DR-BT100CX model are in-ear earbuds that can last up to 8 hours on a single charge and feature 9mm Neodymium drivers. They come with three different silicon earbud sizes to ensure you find the perfect fit. The DR-BT101, on the other hand are a set of headphones that can last up to 12 hours on a single charge and feature a 30mm speaker.
Both models can be used for taking calls with the built-in microphone. They offer support for HFP, AVRCP, A2DP and HSP Bluetooth profiles and sport music controls for easy adjusting. We don