BitFenix Unveils New USB 3.0 Solutions
BitFenix is pleased to announce a new lineup of products for users wanting to upgrade their systems to the new USB 3.0 standard. With the new BitFenix USB 3.0 Front Panel and the BitFenix Internal USB 3.0 Adapter, PC enthusiasts now have added flexibility for adding and upgrading their systems to USB 3.0.
"The proliferation of USB 3.0 devices is only going to increase, and after listening to the demands of our users, we
NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse
NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Avatar S, the latest addition to their award-winning line of gaming mice. Avatar S empowers PC Gamers and enthusiasts with simple, precise gaming control, and an array of intuitive, innovative features. Similar to the original Avatar, Avatar S is sleek and stealthy in design boasting an ambidextrous, low profile, light form factor crafted with Teflon feet ideal for making quick powerful movements on any surface.
Avatar S enables complete personalization with a DPI switch that adjusts 1600/800/400DPI in-game without the hassle of downloading different drivers. Gamers can also custom configure in-game macros, 5 media keys, X-Y sensitivity, and LED lighting and then save the personalized settings onto the onboard 16Kb memory making it an ideal solution for on-the-go gaming.
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H Socket FM1 Motherboard Photo
More leaks in the AMD segment, this time the Llano A-Series APU platform motherboard (A75) from Gigabyte has surfaced on the web. The Socket FM1 motherboard from Gigabyte will be called GA-A75-UD4H and be based on GBT's ultra durable design.
The mobo has a 10-phase VRM power design and we spot four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory.
Card slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x8/x8 or one x16), supporting both CrossFireX and 2-way SLI; three PCI-Express x1, and two PCI.
Storage wise you'll gain five SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and one eSATA 6 Gb/s. Having on-board graphics monitor connectivity includes DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI.
The board also comes with eight USB 3.0 ports driven by three controllers, including four ports by header, gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC889 CODEC, and FireWire.
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OCZ Indilinx ''Arowana'' Flash Translation Layer
OCZ Technology Group unveiled the Arowana Flash Translation Layer (FTL) from Indilinx. Supporting both existing and upcoming Indilinx controllers, this firmware subset dramatically improves performance and enterprise capabilities and enables SSD suppliers to deploy cost-effective 2xnm NAND flash memory.
"We are always driving to add more value for our clients, and the exciting new Arowana Flash Translation Layer delivers both major performance and feature-set enhancements," commented Daryl Lang, VP of Product Management at OCZ Technology Group. "Arowana not only boosts IOPS performance by up to 500%, but does so with the support of the industry's latest 2xnm flash technology, making Indilinx solutions now more competitive than ever."
The revolutionary new Arowana FTL enhances performance of Indilinx controllers with HyperQueuing, which significantly increases sequential write speeds and random IOPS over the previous generation FTL. In addition, Arowana's support of 2xnm flash provides SSD suppliers with the ability to offer end users a more attractive product with lower cost NAND components. The new Arowana FTL also maximizes the life of low endurance flash with INXtend
SteelSeries 5HV2 Medal of Honor Headset
SteelSeries announced the availability of licensed headsets for Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer
Duke Nukem Forever Gone Gold
It is official, it leaves vaporware status .. it's gone gold (to fabs for production), Yes quite hard to believe actually it's now official.
2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever
Ghost Recon Online Announced
Ubisoft sent out a press release announcing the development of Tom Clancy
AMD releases two new FirePro cards
AMD today introduced the newest generation of professional graphics cards
HWiNFO32 version 3.80
HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are targeted to recognize and extract the most possible amount of information about computer's hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufactures, system integrators and technical experts too.
HWiNFO32 v3.80 - Released on: May-24-2011:
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS RAMPAGE III BLACK EDITION.
Fixed voltage monitoring on Gigabyte P4x/G4x series.
Improved support of AMD Bulldozer.
Added support of National Semiconductor LM93, LM94/LM96194 and LM96080
Added support of National Semiconductor LM95213, LM95214, LM95221,
LM95231, LM95233, LM95234, LM95235, LM95241, LM95245, LM96163 hardware
Added support of uPI uP6208 VR on GPU.
Several minor updates and bug fixes.
Added hyperlinks to major components for direct product info, driver
download and search.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE Z68X series.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8Z68 and P8B WS series.
Updated reporting of BIOS date of EFI-capable machines.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8H67-M LE.
Enhanced P.I.ROM reporting.
Added nVidia GeForce GTX 560 (GF110, GF114), GeForce GT 545 (GF116).
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ECS A890GXM-A2.
Added monitoring of Intel 55x0/7500 IOH temperature.
Improved recognition of AMD SB8xx/9xx/Hudson chipsets.
Added nVidia GeForce 410M and GeForce GTX 560M.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2011
The rig of the Month May 2011 is not a typical beautiful PC, in fact it's the opposite of what we showed you last month. A lot of money was spend on this Rig to get Ronnie Hara his most extreme build ever, supporting AMD ATI Eyefinity. Meet the PC of Ronnie Hara, 30 years of age with his beast.
Check out some of that dark matter right here.
ECS Black Series A990FXM-A Motherboard Photo
And yet another AMD 990FX motherboard surfaces, check out the ECS Black Series A990FXM-A.
Again we spot four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866, DDR3-2133 MHz by overclocking.
Card slots include three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x16/NC/x16 or x16/x8/x8), supporting NVIDIA 3-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX. Other expansion slots include two PCI-E x1 and a PCI. We spot six internal SATA 6 Gb/s from the southbridge, and a third-party SATA/IDE controller that gives out an internal IDE connector and two eSATA 3 Gb/s ports.
Much like all other 990FX motherboards we see 8+2 channel HD audio, dual gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports. Check the photo.
Texas Memory Systems 900 GB Gorilla RamSan PCI-E SSD
The RamSan-70 "Gorilla" is a high-performance, half-length PCIe card with 900 GB of usable SLC Flash capacity. Delivering 330K IOPS and 2 GB/s of bandwidth, it offers higher performance and greater capacity than any other half-length SLC Flash PCIe card.
Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS), maker of The World's Fastest Storage, introduces the new high-performance RamSan-70, a 900-GB half-length PCIe card featuring Toshiba's newest 32nm SLC Flash. The RamSan-70 carries on Texas Memory Systems' tradition of delivering a complete integrated RamSan storage solution on a single board.
The RamSan-70 is the first product powered by Texas Memory Systems' new Series-7 Flash Controller. Based on high-performance Xilinx FPGAs and a PowerPC processor, the Series-7 Flash Controller handles all Flash management functions without impacting the host CPU. It incorporates patented Texas Memory Systems reliability technology, yielding an expected lifespan of 6-10 years. Its proprietary enterprise-level reliability features include chip-level RAID and an advanced ECC algorithm, correcting more errors than required by the manufacturer.
The Series-7 Flash Controller is field-upgradable, ensuring that Texas Memory Systems customers will always have the best performance and latest features. The Series-7 Flash Controller, combined with Toshiba 32nm SLC Flash, provides the enterprise-level performance and reliability customers expect from The World's Best Flash Storage.
"IT managers are always looking for ways to increase I/O performance, reduce latency, and improve overall system efficiency," said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Manager for Solid State Storage Technology at IDC. "A PCIe Flash SSD, such as Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-70, can solve many of these issues for IT managers and delivers a cost-effective solution for most demanding enterprise applications."
Designed specifically for the OEM market, the RamSan-70 is the ideal in-server storage solution for data warehousing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), sophisticated data acquisition, scientific computing, and web content.
"The RamSan-70 establishes new capacity and performance standards for direct-attached storage customers," said Dan Scheel, President of Texas Memory Systems. "With this next generation of PCIe SSD innovation, we will continue engineering The World's Fastest Storage for the full spectrum of customers."
AMD Bulldozer, Llano prices hit the web
AMD has started shipping its Llano APUs to notebook clients and will begin to market the APUs to channels in July 2011, according to sources from notebook makers.
AMD targets to ship one million notebook-use Llano APUs in June, 1.5 million in July, and a total of 8-9 million for the whole of 2011, revealed the sources, citing AMD's internal estimates. If the shipment goals are realized, AMD will be able to boost its share in the notebook CPU segment to 15% by the end of the year, the sources commented.
Additionally, AMD will also launch six Llano and four Bulldozer APUs for desktops.
Game releases for the coming week May 23 May 30
This week sees the global release of the latest instalment in Codemaster
JEDEC to feature new mobile memory standards
JEDEC will highlight new and upcoming mobile memory standards UFS, LPDDR3 and WideIO in a series of events in China, Taiwan and Korea in June 2011.
Memory technology for mobile devices, a critical focus for today
Action Half-Life 2 v.2 Released
XFX Triple Display Monitor Stand
Good gawd it is expensive at 399 EUR / 439 USD but XFX launched a Triple Display Monitor Stand. This product is designed to support up to three displays of up to 24", the height, angle and rotation can all be adjusted and the device offers two USB 2.0 plus audio ports for hooking up your gaming gear. Height, angle and rotation can be adjusted to the gamers needs and delivers further functionality via 2 USB2.0 ports and audio jacks for hooking up your favourite headset.
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