ROCCAT Kulo 7.1 USB gaming headset
ROCCAT released its Kulo headset which is available in retail stores for 79.99 EUR.
Renegade Ops Gameplay Trailer
Renegade Ops puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of a huge Gatling gun armed to the teeth. Players have the choice to fight alone in single player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience. Blast your way through enemy lines by working together, or compete for achievements as you and your friends aim to top the online leader boards
Now this is real Facial Animation
Oh man, I kid you not .. check it out, this guys face is animated.
Duke Nukem presents titty-filled webgame
2K has unveiled Duke Nudem, a promotional shooting and here we go, there's no other way to say this: gallery-cum-stripping game, in order to whip people up into a positively hype frenzy before Duke Nukem Forever is released on June 10. Each mini-game requires you to win in a breast of three contest, and ultimate victory will see the girls take off their tops to expose their bare chests.
There is also a 'safe' version for people who want to enjoy the subtle nuances of the game without the mature content.
ASUS to Announce GTX 595 ARES Mars at Computex
According to German Media reports the manufacturer will be releasing another ASUS ARES Mars GPU on Computex 2011. The card would feature Dual GF-110 Cores (GTX 580 Series?) but would be called GeForce GTX 595 ARES Mars.
You may wonder what?fs the 595 for? Well, Reports reveal that unlike the GTX 590 it would feature a much faster clock rate of 875MHz, 1700MHz, 4800MHz for Core/Shader/Memory respectively which are insane clocks against the GTX 590?core 607Mhz and 772 Mhz of the GTX 580. Considering the above clocks, The card would be real hot and ASUS may have to re consider putting those insane clocks for the final release as GTX 590 being one hot card already fails during overclocking.
The card would feature the ASUS Ares Mars heatsink like the one posted below, ASUS may consider to replace the copper blocks with improved vapor chambers for better thermal environment for the card. Its also likely that dual 3GB versions of the GTX 580 which were recently released may be used in the card. These are a few details we know yet however a press release is held during the Computex 2011 event next month.
The 'OLD' ARES based on R5970
Inside NVIDIAs Emulation Lab
NVIDIA provides a glimpse at their emulation lab, the 6,000-foot space where the company tests future GPUs and mobile processors via hardware emulation.
Hardware emulators re-create a specific computing environment so design engineers can test the design and performance of new processors after a chip has been designed but before it
Lian Li PC-P80N, PC-Z70 and PC-Z60
Lian Li presents the PC-P80N, PC-Z70 and PC-Z60, a new line of all-black anodized aluminum cases with USB 3.0 support.
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd, maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, today launches three new computer cases: The mid-tower PC-Z60, the full-tower PC-Z70, and the full-tower PC-P80N inspired by Lian Li's classic Armorsuit PC-P80, released in 2008. All three cases are made with Lian Li's trademark features like tool-less installations for HDDs, ODDs, PSUs, graphics cards etc., washable air-filters over fans, anti-vibration mounts, cable clamps for organization, ventilation for improved air flow, USB 3.0, fan speed controllers, rubber-ringed holes for LCS, and of course all-black anodized aluminum. These high-end, fantastically designed, all-black PC chassis are now available.
Users can choose to mount HPTX, EATX, ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards in this full-tower PC case. With eleven ventilated expansion slots, users can mount graphics cards as long as 390mm long. Components are kept cool by no less then six fans. Three 140mm fans that span the entire height of the front panel pull cool air into the chassis. Two 140mm fans on the top panel and one 120mm fan at the top of the rear panel blow heated air out of the case. For thermal-optimization, the front panel intake fans are hinged and directly in front of three 5.25
ASUS to roll out update to Android 3.1 to all tablet devices
ASUS announced it will upgrade all its Eee Pad tablet devices to Android 3.1. Following Google
MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition
Ugh, so we knew about this card for a while now, yet MSI asked specifically not to release any information on it. So of course information and photo's then find its way through other channels.
MSI is preparing to launch its Xtreme Edition version of the N580GTX Lightning, the card comes with 3GB of graphics memory.
MSI hasn't changed too much with regards to the physical appearance of the card, although the fan shroud is now black instead of gunmetal grey and the fans are blue. The box as announcing dust removal tech although the fan blades are actually the same as on the N580GTX
MSI has added some new kind of smart thermal sensor which is meant to prevent the card from overheating when overclocked and when the card does heat up, LED lights in the shield change color. The card launches at Computex.
Check the thumbnail, it's a cool looking card alright.
Duke Nukem Forever First Access Demo on June 3rd
Dead Island Teaser Part 1: Tragedy Hits Paradise
Well the concept for this game definitely is funny, A gorgeous tropical paradise turns into a living hell with the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse, destroying all lives in its path and turning this pictures!
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Released
GeForce GTX 560 Press releases overview
Numerous press-releases dropped into our mailbox announcing all the GeForce GTX 560 releases, here is a small overview:
Gigabyte, is pleased to present overclock edition of GeForce
GeForce GTX 560 (SLI) reviews - 4 articles
GeForce GTX 560 SLI tested
Things get more interesting when you combine two cards that offer nice performance at an affordable price, we think that the GeForce GTX 560 might be a perfect match for SLI in combination with current generation processors.
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum review
NVIDIA has been readying a new SKU based on the GF114 GPU: the GeForce GTX 560, yes correct without that 'Ti' extension, it's being released to compete with AMD's Radeon HD 6790 and 6850 series primarily. The GeForce GTX 560 we review comes from Palit, of course they send in their Palit GTX560 Sonic Platinum which offers about 10% performance higher than the non-OC GTX560 straight from the box.
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozer II review
The GeForce GTX 560 we'll review in this article comes from MSI, of course they send in their MSI GTX560 Twin Frozer II (OC version) which offers better performance higher than the non-OC GTX560 right out of the the box. MSI applies a custom PCB, all dark, factory overclocks the product and adds the Twin Frozer revision II cooler.
ECS GeForce GTX 560
Out of the three products GTX 560 tested today here on Guru3D.com this ECS one is reference clocked, has a reference design and a reference cooler. So this product will be the baseline performance product. Now that does not mean a sober product contrary, baseline performance is pretty good for the money. And next to that, we all know you'll gain the most from the less expensive products one you go and tweak them.
GeForce Forceware 275.27 released
New GeForce Beta drivers are available. This is GeForce Forceware 275.27 for all GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and series 500 cards to date.
GeForce GTX 580:
- Up to 4% in Crysis 2
- Up to 5% in Civilization V with SLI
- Up to 9% in Portal 2
- Up to 13% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled
- Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High
GeForce GTX 560:
- Up to 6% in Crysis 2
- Up to 8% in Portal 2
- Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High
- Up to 15% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled
- Increases gaming performance by up to 12% for dual-core CPUs in CPU-limited cases.
- In Release 275, NVIDIA Update adds automatic SLI, multi-GPU, and antialiasing (AA) profile updates. These profile updates are automatically downloaded from NVIDIA and silently installed on your PC, keeping it up-to-the-minute with the latest game profiles. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update. Click here to learn more about NVIDIA Update.
- New NVIDIA Control Panel user interface for configuring desktop scaling, including new preview window.
- Now consistently available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).
- New scaling override option for Windows 7 gaming.
- Improved desktop resizing user interface that guides the user to disable overscanning using their HDTV controls and also provides a fallback option to enable desktop resizing via the NVIDIA Control panel.
- NVIDIA desktop resizing now creates a custom, resized resolution with 1:1 pixel mapping and resizes standard resolutions for games that don
ECS Presents A75 Fusion APU Series
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) introduced the latest AMD based motherboard series
WD 3 TB Hard Drives for AV Platforms
Western Digital today announced the addition of 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions to its family of WD AV-GP SATA hard drives, serving the audio-video (AV) market. Shipping immediately, the 2.5 TB and 3 TB capacity, 3.5-inch, WD AV-GP hard drives offer 24X7 reliability, low power consumption and unrivalled storage capacity for storage-intensive AV applications such as digital video recorders, video surveillance, single-drive media servers and external multimedia storage.
"Designed to go the distance in high-temperature, always-on streaming digital AV environments, WD AV-GP drives store more hi-def audio and video than ever before with our new 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and CE business units. "Combine unsurpassed capacity, power-saving WD GreenPower Technology, and performance capabilities to capture up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams with SilkStream technology and the drive choice is made clear in optimizing AV applications like PVR/DVR, IPTV and video surveillance."
The WD AV-GP family of drives delivers 24X7 reliability along with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology. The WD AV-GP drives are field tested to have a 1.0 million hour MTBF rating. Drives with capacities in excess of 2.19 TB currently present barriers for certain PC hardware, firmware and software. For example, drives larger than 2.19 TB are not supported by systems running Windows XP; and systems with 32-bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7 relegate drives larger than 2.19 TB to be used as secondary drives. Thus, it is important to review existing PC specifications prior to installation of either the 2.5 TB or 3 TB WD AV-GP drives.
Price and Availability
The WD AV-GP 2.5 TB hard drives (model number WD25EURS) and 3 TB WD AV-GP hard drives (model number WD30EURS) are available now in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors. MSRP for the WD AV-GP 2.5 TB hard drive is $159.99 USD and the 3 TB hard drive is $179.99 USD. WD AV-GP hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
NVIDIA releases fiscal Q1 2012 results
NVIDIA published its fiscal Q1 2012 financial results.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue of $962.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 ended May 1, 2011, up 8.5 percent from the prior quarter, and down 4.0 percent from $1.0 billion from the same period a year earlier.
On a GAAP basis, the company recorded net income of $135.2 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. That compares with net income of $171.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the previous quarter, which included a $57.0 million credit to operating expenses related to the legal settlement in connection with a new Intel licensing agreement. In the same period a year earlier, the company had net income of $137.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share.
On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $165.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. That compares with non-GAAP net income of $142.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the prior quarter, and $169.0 million, $0.29 per diluted share, in the same period a year earlier.
GAAP gross margin was 50.4 percent, a third consecutive record, compared with 48.1 percent in the previous quarter and 45.6 percent in the same period a year earlier. Non-GAAP gross margin was 50.6 percent, compared with 48.3 percent in the prior quarter and 45.7 percent in the same period a year earlier.
"Our core GPU businesses are solid, with expanding revenues and margins. And this quarter, our Tegra mobile business took off," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA president and chief executive officer. "With the Tegra super chip and the Icera wireless communication processor, we will offer our customers the two most important processors of the mobile computing revolution. We look forward to completing the Icera acquisition shortly."
Excluding the Icera acquisition, the outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 is as follows:
- Revenue is expected to be up 4 to 6 percent from the first quarter.
- GAAP gross margin is expected to be 50.5 to 51.5 percent.
- GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $332 and $336 million.
- GAAP tax rate is expected to be 14 to 16 percent.