Super Talent 128GB SSD breaks Sub $300 barrier
What $300 can get you these days for a dazzling fast hard drive? A 10k RPM 300GB VelociRaptor or you prefer a Solid State Drive with lesser capacity? Super Talent has introduced its most cost-effective pair of SATA-II SSD at affordable prices. The new MasterDrive LX series come in 64 and 128GB sizes and offer 3Gbps interfaces in a 2.5″ drive format.
Both NAND multi-level cell flash based memories are capable of read/write speed up to 100/40 MB/s. It also features Integrated ECC, wear leveling and bad bit management functions to improve the reliability and lifespan of these SSDs. Each unit has an expected MTBF of over 1 million hours. Shipping this week, the 64GB and 128GB model will be offered at $179 and $299 respectively.
Dell intros entry-level monitors, S1901WX and S1709W LCD
Dell has silently introduced two low end yet very affordable monitors at its online store. Both models feature a new rounded edge design with detachable stand, and 16:10 widescreen resolution of 1440
Panasonic 150-inch plasma TV prototype is HUGE
You know when you go to the local electronics store and see the biggest TV they offer and think,
TDK claims HDD recording density record
NVIDIA and ATI 40nm GPUs expected in Q2 2009
Surely it's the most easy assumption one can make, yet FUD Zilla claims it will take until Q2 2009 before NVIDIA and ATI can roll out their 40nm GPUs at TSMC.
"This is quite dangerous for Nvidia as they won't be able to prepare or react on ATI 40nm RV870 line and if Nvidia ends up slower than ATI's next generation, it will have a major impact on Nvidia as a graphics chip company.
Nvidia wanted to get its 40nm chips before ATI but TSMC simply won't be ready to do these chips before Q2 2009. Nvidia tried to shrink its two-year-old architecture behind G92 to 55nm and G92b or Geforce 9800GTX+ didn
Download: Crysis WARHEAD Benchmark Tool BETA 0.29
One of the Guru3D folks created this small utility to assist on benchmarking Crysis Warhead, much like Crysis Benchmarking tool which now has been updated towards verion 0.29
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista - Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Crysis WARHEAD (not included). The benchmark tool contains 3 timedemos.
- 0.29 - 30/09/2008 -- Minor bug fixes
- 0.28 - 28/09/2008 -- Bug fix - FSAA = True is not a valid console command, fixed to use FSAA = 1 when using AA. Thanks wolf2009 for reporting it.
- 0.27 - 27/09/2008 -- Now compiled with .NET Framework 2.0 - Cosmetic bug fixes - Display resolution now shows only available resolutions from display driver.
- 0.26 - 26/09/2008 -- Internal build
- 0.25 - 26/09/2008 -- Added additional logic to disallow execution when user don't have write access to game's folders. The program cannot run if it can't create the custom config file to run the benchmark and save the benchmark return log.
Portugal (pt-PT) Windows localization now shows pt-BR localization.
Download - click here.
Nvidia GPU solder joints at a disadvantage over ATI, scientist says
The Women and Men of C&C: Red Alert 3
VidaBox RoomClientHD 1080p home media streamer
The folks at VidaBox have announced the RoomClientHD, a compact high-definition video streamer capable of receiving full 1080p and lossless audio from any of the company
TSMC talks about 28nm and 32nm fabrication proccesses
When you think about it for a second, how small can it actually get ? Taiwanese foundry TSMC unveiled information about its upcoming 32nm and 28nm processes and its challenges. The article reveals TSMC won't be able to offer high-k/metal-gate technology on its 32nm node, this offering has been delayed to 28nm.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has rolled out its 28-nm process and revealed a surprise: It has pushed out--or delayed--its initial high-k/metal-gate offering until 28-nm, putting it slightly behind its rivals in Chartered, IBM and Samsung. TSMC was originally supposed to have its high-k/metal-gate offering at the 32-nm node.
Silicon foundry giant TSMC (Hsinchu, Taiwan) also provided details of its yet-to-be-introduced 32-nm process. The 32-nm process is a cost-down version of its 40-nm technology, while 28-nm is considered by TSMC as a ''full-node'' offering. As expected, both the 32- and 28-nm processes make use of 193-nm immersion lithography, copper-interconnects, ultra low-k dielectrics, strained-silicon and other features.
At 28-nm, TSMC plans to offer two separate options for the gate stack: conventional silicon oxynitride (SiON) and a newfangled high-k/metal-gate technology. It will offer two 28-nm versions with high-k and metal gates: a low-power and high-performance technology.
But at 32-nm, the company will only offer a SiON for the gate stack, which appears to be a change in direction for TSMC.
Trailer: Damnation 'Verticality'
Codemasters is returning to the alternate history well for a much more radical title. Today, the publisher announced Damnation, a "shooter gone vertical" that will feature acrobatic-oriented gameplay focused on vehicular combat in "huge open environments." Said vehicles will include agile motorcycles and slower, armored means of conveyance. Damnation is bringing the shooter genre to new heights with its vertically skewed world, forcing the player to scale structures in order to meet their goal. Codemasters is going to publish the game for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB review [Guru3D]
This 80 shader cores based Radeon HD 4550 (GPU codename RV710XT) comes with an optional 256 MB GDDR2 or optional 512MB GDDR3 and will cost you .. 45 to 55 USD respectively. Seriously, my keyboard costs more money than that. So what can we do with a card of this 'caliber' ?
Let's find out, thy shall find the article at this URL:
Point of View going for AC as well
Graphics card manufacturer Point of View is jumping the band wagon as well when it comes to niche cooling on graphics cards, today they introduce their version of the GeForce 9800 GTX+ and it's equipped with an 'Arctic Cooling cooling solution'. Wow, say try and say that 10x after each other real fast.
POINT OF VIEW, well known for its range of NVIDIA based Graphics cards, is launching today the upgraded version of the GeForce 9800GTX+, lowering its temperatures and boosting overclocking possibilities.
The 55nm built GeForce 9800GTX+ is one of the better performing graphics cards on the market. The high performance and good pricing make it an excellent choice for gamers all over the world. To get even more performance out of the graphics card while pushing down the operating temperatures we
Corsair Introduces 64GB Portable USB Flash Drive
bloody hell, the flash industry is moving so fast. If you need some portable leight-weight storage, and LOADS of it then Corsair might have a nice alternative for you as they just expanded their Voyager line with a 64GB model.
The new 64GB USB Flash Voyager has enough capacity for a library of DVD-length movies and tens of thousands of high-resolution digital images.
Thanks to the 64GB USB Flash Voyager, users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. With storage capacity that just a year ago could only be found in hard drives, the 64GB USB Flash Voyager drive also provides the added ruggedness, water resistance and performance not found in storage drives utilizing rotating media.
Corsair 64GB USB Flash Voyager drives provide the capacity necessary to store complete seasons of your favorite TV shows or the entire contents of most notebook hard drives. These large density drives can also be used as portable back-up devices for critical or sensitive information. In addition, Corsair 64GB USB Flash Voyager drives are bootable, which means users can actually store full versions of operating systems and applications in order to quickly
Point of View to launch Philips amBX kit real soon
One more interesting press-releases from Point of View today for sure. This one I find very really cool! I've been following Philips for a while now as for gamers they are about to release an amBX kit. Philips is promoting amBX and quite honesty it's pretty awesome.
Incorporating a scripting language, software engine and architecture, amBX has been designed to deliver all-new player experiences through enabled devices such as LED colour-controlled lights, active furniture, fans, heaters, audio and video, which are all placed in the user
New Samsung DDR3 allows 16GB RAM sticks
Samsung upped the anty on its DDR3 memory lineup forward with news of a new two-gigabit (256MB) module. Using a new 50 nanometer manufacturing process, the memory is twice as dense as before and enables RAM capacities that are still rare: a dual-die, error-corrected RAM stick can now hold as much as 16GB by stacking the chips. Notebooks should also see a boost with up to 4GB per stick in a thin package, while the regular unregistered memory used in most desktops should hold a similar amount.
In spite of the capacity increase, Samsung boasts a power consumption drop of 40 percent per module over earlier one-gigabit modules. The increased capacity also has the side benefit of letting the Korean electronics maker reduce power consumption further still by using fewer modules for the same density. Speed is also said to have increased by a full 60 percent thanks to more effective bandwidth.
Volume production of the new memory should start during the fall and should help the most recent Intel-based desktops and notebooks using DDR3 as their memory choice. Samsung also anticipates DDR3 forming the bulk of its RAM shipments in 2009 as more systems switch to the format.
Trailer: Tomb Raider Underworld
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB review [Guru3D]
Today a test and review on the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB. Obviously ATI is releasing a 1GB model to compete with the new Core 216 version of that GeForce GTX 260.
The 4870 series really diggs that GDDR5 memory bandwidth, and what's easy and the cheapest thing to do to gain some extra performance ? Increase the framebuffer volume. Now that by itself is not going to work miracles, yet in memory limited situations (loads of high quality textures, filtering and AA modes) it will help you here and there. And a little bit of extra bite is all the product needs to get to that Core 216 card again.
Read this Guru3D review here.