NZXT launches Lexa S chassis
NZXT has another chassis available, this time around launches the Lexa S. Lexa S is designed for enhanced airflow with capability for 5 fans including 120mm fans on the front, side, and exhaust with a 140 mm fan on top. NZXT includes the side, rear, top, and front fans along with a fan controller that controls dual intakes and exhausts independently and effectively optimizes your computers performance based on your preference for pure power or whisper quiet operation.
ATI dual-GPU DirectX 11 card by Christmas
More info (well the code-name really) on AMD's upcoming DirectX 11 cards and mentions the company's dual-GPU Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" graphics card have surfaced on the web. The Dual-GPU card will likely arrive by the end of the year, thus the silly season aka Christmas.
Based on the currently available information, ATI
DDR3 soon cheaper than DDR2
DigiTimes reports prices of DDR3 memory chips may soon drop under the price of DDR2 chips.
Spot pricing for 1Gb DDR2 chips has surpassed US$1.60, while 1Gb DDR3 prices are staying at range around US$1.90, the sources indicated. The crossover between the two segments is expected at somewhere below US$2, the sources added.
However, the crossover may also mean an end to the bullish rally for DDR2 chips, sending major DDR2 producers shifting their focus to DDR3 in order to survive, the sources commented [via digitimes].
PhysX in Batman: Arkham Asylum (movie)
Batman: Arkham Asylum is due out on September 15 (NA) and September 18 (EU) for the PC. The PS3 and Xbox 360 version is already out.
Patriot Corza NAS tested
Face it, we all have more computers in the house. Typically a game PC, downstairs a work PC, and I know a lot of you also have a HTPC. Within that context one generic consensus is that we have a much larger demand and requirements for storage.
Now to leave a power hungry PC on to share your files over your internal LAN is a rather expensive thing to do, especially when you have it activated 24/7. A good alternative and solution for sharing data is a NAS unit.
NAS (Network Attached Storage) units are often small, do not use a lot of power, are highly configurable, offer redundancy as some models even can handle RAID internally. Patriot just entered the NAS market with a simple affordable NAS unit called Corza. Their product supports two HDD's setups, RAID 0/1, USER and USERGROUP based access, FTP server, Hot swappable drives, really the most essential features a NAS unit should handle, yet priced really nice.
Check out the Guru3D review.
Auzentech Releases X-Fi HomeTheater HD
Auzentech has released the Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD, an HDMI 1.3a compliant audio card. The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD has been designed around the latest Creative PCI Express X-Fi audio processor.
When paired with CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Ultra software, the X-Fi HomeTheater HD sound card provides the highest quality lossless multi-channel audio experience for enjoying Blu-ray discs at home (24 bit, 192 kHz), taking full advantage of lossless digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
Western Digital 2TB Black HDD
Western Digital announced that it's now shipping 2-terabyte 7200 RPM drives for hardware enthusiasts and workstation PCs, the WD Caviar Black 2TB and the WD RE4 2TB respectively. Both drives sport 64MB of cache, 500GB platters, 3Gb/sec SATA, and 5-year warranties, with the Caviar Black 2TB retailing for $299 (pricing for the RE4 2TB was not announced just yet).
High Performance Electronics Architecture
- Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
- Colossal cache - Bigger, faster cache of up to 64 MB means faster performance.
NEC 19″ MultiSync EA190M LCD scheduled for Launch This Month
Well .. to me 19″ monitors seem to be an ancient past-time, only talked about in hushed whispers, amongst technophiles joking about their parent
AMD preps Thuban six-core desktop processor
I think we mentioned this in the conclusion of our Phenom II X4 965 review, the next logical step for AMD to make is a move towards six-core technology on desktop platforms.
Though it might not happen this year anymore, early 2010 AMD
New Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Gameplay trailer
Okay, one more. Check out this new Modern Warfare 2 video up, showing off some multiplayer gameplay with Flag Runner, a CTF mode. It's direct feed, and uncut:
Intel slips in Q9505 processor
On the virge of the release of a new quad-core family series processors Intel launched another Core 2 Quad processor, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 based on a 45nm fabrication process (Yorkfield core) can be seated in socket LGA775 and runs at 2.83GHz. It has 6MB of L2 cache and a 95W TDP.
It's expected to be priced roughly at US $210.
Radeon HD 5800 series will be 60% faster
Well, I guess we are closing in on the launch of DX11 class cards from ATI. And rumors start to pop up on the web. Some of them are pulled directly out of the *** of some websites in order to get some extra pageviews. This one, however, might be true.
It is now rumored that compared to the Radeon 4850 (RV770) the Radeon 5850 (Cypress -- RV870 ) will be roughly 1.6 times faster than the older chip. Looks like the new graphics cards will also supports a new anisotropic filtering method .
Of course that's the 5850 part, I do hope for ATI that there will be a 5870 part as well and whoops oh gosh would this be its feature set:
- 1GB GDDR5 memory
- ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays
- ATI Stream technology,
- Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
- Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
- Compliant with DirectX
Just Cause 2 - Gamescom 2009 Trailer
Avalance Studdios released a new trailer for their shooter Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 uses a new version of the Avalanche Engine, Avalanche Engine 2.0; an updated version of the engine used in Just Cause.The game will be set on the other side of the world, compared to Just Cause, on the fictional tropical island of Panau in Southeast Asia. Rico Rodriguez will return as the protagonist, who has to overthrow the evil dictator Baby Panay and confront his former boss, Tom Sheldon. Just Cause 2 is slated to arrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010, published by Eidos.
EVGA GTX285 & X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Edition
Haha.. good one on eVGA's part for sure. I think there are trying to pull an 'ASUS'.
EVGA is proud to announce the world
Blizzcon 2009 - Guru3D Editorial
This was Blizzard's 4th annual Blizzcon, held August 21-22 in sunny Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For those of you who may not know, Blizzard is responsible for the wildly popular Starcraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. Blizzard is so big they hold their own separate convention and this year it was packed with over 26,000 fans, press and exhibitors. The tickets are highly coveted and sold out almost immediately this year.
The place is packed across 4 halls and here you see a mob waiting to try out the latest class for Diablo III, the Monk. Some of the latest hardware was on display; Oh and this year of course there was Ozzy.
Head on to the article here to see what Blizzcon 2009 held in store for fans.
Next-gen Xbox concept
Designer Tai Chiem has created an interesting concept for the Xbox 720 or whatever Microsoft wants to call its next console. The curvy shape makes it looks like an Alien small fighter ship more than a game console, but the modeling and rendering are well done enough to entertain.
Now, there's little chance that the actual next-gen Xbox looks anything like this, but if we're going towards an all digital distribution and get rid of the optical disk, console designers might have a little more freedom.
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 HSF supports Lynnfield processors
Cooler vendor Noctua launched the NH-U12P SE2 CPU cooler for Intel's upcoming LGA1156 based Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" processors. However, that doesn't mean that other sockets aren't supported as well. The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 offers support for Intel's LGA1366/1156/775 and AMD's Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3.
This new processor cooler features a large tower heatsink with copper base, aluminum fins and three heatpipes. Active cooling is provided by the Noctua NF-P12, a 120mm fan which delivers an airflow of up to 92.3m
ASUS TUF Series Sabertooth i55 photo's
Over at a seminar in London last week Asus was showing off their new ASUS' TUF series motherboards have been seen as parallel to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series. TUF series motherboard feature unparalleled durability and next-generation motherboard components, including "breakthrough innovations in materials--ceramic and metal--for exceptional Cooling". The Sabertooth i55, the latest of the TUF series motherboard, brings all this, in an all-new P55 motherboard design.
- CPU is powered by a 12+2 phase VRM
- Four DDR3 DIMM slots rely on a 2-phase VRM
- SATA ports, supporting ASUS DriveXpert technology
- Two PCI-E 2.0 x16 (arrange as x8, x8 in SLI and CrossFireX), two PCI-E x1, and two PCI
- Metal heatsinks with ceramic coating that boosts surface area by 50% for better heat dissipation
- Durable "TUF-branded" MOSFETs, and capacitors
I snagged a couple of photo's, check em out: