NVIDIA Project Denver - injecting a CPU core into GPU
Pretty big news from NVIDAI today, my best bet is that NVIDIA is tired and sick of Intel patent issues preventing them from developing x86 capable hardware. Now that Intel and AMD integrate graphics into their processors NVIDIA will do it the other way around and integrate a processor into its GPUs.
It has long been rumored that NVIDIA flirting with the the processor market with some sort of x86 compatibility, many wondered how the firm would do this but with NVIDIA's announcement of Project Denver and Microsoft's confirmation that the next version of Windows will be compatible with ARM the plan is becoming a bit clearer.
Project Denver is the codename of NVIDIA's CPU+GPU combo, which is basically a custom ARM Cortex-A15 processor that will be fully integrated on the same chip as NVIDIA's future GeForce and Tesla GPUs.
NVIDIA announced today that it plans to build high-performance ARM
Power Saving TVs a trend on CES
Energy friendly products is something we all want, without the compromise of quality of course. Samsung is showing off a new 1080p 240Hz LCD TV at CES 2011 with edge lighting only on two sides instead of the traditional four. The company claims the panel uses 52 percent less energy than existing models.
As Engadget reports: Ok, this display at the CES Unveiled event has been wrapped in some funky curved frame yet, but Samsung is showing it off because by producing a 1080p 240Hz LCD with edge lighting only on two sides instead of the traditional 4, it uses 52 percent less energy than existing models. While we still prefer plasma or LED backlighting for picture quality, viewed in the light of this showcase it didn't seem to particularly suffer compared to its edge LED lit brethren.
Marvell HyperDuo SSD/HDD controller
Marvell is to release new storage controller that promises SSD-like performance while allowing all data to be stored on a traditional SATA HDD, check out the press-release.
Marvell launched the Marvell 88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo
First PS3 Custom Firmware
Realtek HD Audio 2.56 audio driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows XP, Vista, it runs under Windows 7 as well of course. The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download from our servers.
This download offers all the Windows XP, Vista and 7 binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.56
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC680 ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC680 ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
ASUS Sabertooth P67 TUF review
Today's tested product is by all means creative. A P67 motherboard from ASUS which comes with that new uEFI BIOS which has been discussed so much. It's the TUF Sabertooth P67 from ASUS, designed with a plastic shroud based on aerodynamics. The shield is part of what is called 'Thermal Armor' and it will be the primary trademark for this motherboard from here onwards, as whatever you might think of it, it's the signature of the motherboard.
The board is feature rich, has a lot of connectivity and isn't shy for overclocking either, find it all out in this Guru3D article you can read right here.
Zotac AMD Fusion APU Powered ZBox Mini-PC
ZOTAC supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency.
AMD Radeon HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft DirectX 11 technology.
VIA Nano X2 Dual-Core Processor
VIA today announced its latest VIA Nano X2 processor for mainstream PC markets. Based on a 40 nanometer fabrication process, the VIA Nano X2 delivers better computational performance and improved multi-tasking ability without consuming more power.
"The VIA Nano X2 processor arrives at a time when software architectures are now optimized to for multi-thread computing," commented Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Improvements in semi-conductor fabrication means we can now double the number of processor cores while maintaining the same low energy consumption levels that our customers are used to."
VIA Nano X2 processors are targeting a range of PC products that include desktop, all-in-one and mobile notebook designs while extending the reach of VIA's processor portfolio into multitasking and performance-oriented segments. VIA Nano X2 processors offer end-users the most optimized, power-efficient computing experience on the market today.
VIA Nano X2 Processor
VIA Nano X2 processors are built using the advanced 64-bit, superscalar 'Isaiah' architecture that powers previous single-core VIA Nano processors, adopted worldwide for a growing number of market-leading mini-note, small form factor desktop, and energy-efficient server designs.
Featuring two out-of-order x86 cores, VIA Nano X2 processors deliver up to double the performance on multi-thread optimized applications and also come with SSE4, native 64-bit support, VT CPU virtualization technology, and VIA PadLock hardware security features. VIA Nano X2 processors are also pin-to-pin compatible with previous VIA Nano, VIA C7, VIA C7-M and VIA Eden processors, facilitating easy upgrades of existing designs.
- Advanced multi-core processing
- Power-efficient out-of-order x86 architecture
- Full support for 64-bit operating systems
- High-performance superscalar processing
- Most efficient speculative floating point algorithm
- Full processor virtualization support
- Advanced power and thermal management
- VIA PadLock hardware security features
- Pin-to-pin compatibility with other VIA processors
NEC improves 23-inch MultiSync EA Series Model
NEC Display Solutions announced today the 23-inch MultiSync EA232WMi, a 16:9 model designed for corporate, financial, healthcare, engineering, CAD and other professional applications.
Replacing the popular MultiSync EA231WMi, the new MultiSync EA232WMi maintains an IPS panel for superior color, viewing angles and image quality. Additionally, it adds LED-backlit technology, which provides more energy efficiency and less power consumption, heat and carbon dioxide emissions. The display's ambient light sensor and ECO Mode can further help save energy and prolong product life.
"The MultiSync EA232WMi provides our elite IT customers with several improvements over its predecessor," said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. "Its LED backlight and mercury-free composition make it greener, and it is lighter in weight, consumes less power and is a recipient of TCO 5.1, the newest TCO compliance rating. We work diligently to develop products that operate hand-in-hand with its users, and the ergonomics, technologies and energy efficiency built into the MultiSync EA Series accomplish that objective."
The MultiSync EA232WMi includes the following features:
- 23-inch, 16:9, IPS panel with LED backlighting
- 1920 x 1080 full HD
- 25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- Advanced connectivity with DisplayPort, DVI-I and VGA
- Fully adjustable stand with 110mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
- Integrated 4-port USB 2.0 hub
- Space-saving, down-firing speakers with audio jack
- Ambient light sensor, ECO Mode, carbon footprint meter and cost meter
- ENERGY STAR 5.0 and TCO 5.1 compliant
- EPEAT Gold
The MultiSync EA232WMi ships with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty and will be available in January 2011 at an estimated street price of $299.
ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX
The chaps over at Nordic Hardware found some pictures of the ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe. This little mobo eats Sandy Bridge processors for lunch, even the lovely Core i7 2600K processor
This Mini-ITX motherboard features the Intel H67 chipset and is equipped with SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support. To fit all features on such a tiny board, ASUS decided to opt for two SODIMM slots instead of full-size memory slots. Other features include built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth support. In Sweden the motherboard costs 1300 roughly 145EUR.
Micron RealSSD C400 with 25nm NAND
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today unveiled a new portfolio of the industry's most advanced RealSSDTM solid-state drives (SSDs) for the fast growing flash-based notebook market. A new breed of notebooks are entering the market that have lightweight construction, snappier system responsiveness and a longer lasting battery
Samsung tests 30nm DDR4 memory
Samsung announced it has developed the first DDR4 memory modules, 30ns. Current memory can reach 1.6 Gbps, the new DDR3 class can do 2.1 Gbps Gbps at 1.2V.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced today that it completed development of the industry
Smartfish Engage keyboard is all ergonomic
Smartfish presents the Engage, a new keyboard that features an internal motor that automatically adjusts the board to create a more comfortable computing experience.
SmartFish Technologies is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Engage Keyboard, the first-ever automated keyboard designed to provide the user with the ultimate comfort typing experience. Unlike traditional keyboards that place your hands in a rigid position, the Engage Keyboard features a patented motion system that studies your typing frequency and makes subtle, comfortable adjustments periodically so your hands and wrists are never in a fixed position while you work. These changes in positioning promote the natural motion of your hands and wrists, providing the highest level of comfort possible. The intuitive and beautiful design of the keyboard allows users to immediately become an expert and enjoy the ultimate level of comfort in their computing experience.
"Most so-called 'comfort products' tend to differentiate themselves through radical forms and shapes, but they still limit movement by placing the hands and wrists in a static position." said Dr. Jack Atzmon, President and CEO of Smartfish Technologies. "Engage ensures movement in the user's typing experience which is crucial for increasing flexibility, circulation and alleviating stress and pain."
The Engage Keyboard was developed in collaboration with the country's leading Orthopedic Hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, whose mission statement is to "improve mobility and the quality of life for all." This is the Hospital's first collaboration on a consumer product in their 160-year history. A portion of our proceeds is donated to the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Education Fund to help further research of technologies. (www.hss.edu)
It wqill be hideously expensive though, the Engage Keyboard is available now for $149.95.
Gemini Wars Announced for PC
Camel 101 issued a press release announcing its upcoming sci-fi RTS, Gemini Wars, for the PC and Mac platforms.
Gemini Wars is a Real Time Strategy Game set in space, featuring an epic campaign controlling fleets of ships in massive battles. You play as a fleet commander rising through the ranks of the United Space Federation forces. Start with a small group of frigates, and climb your way to controlling battleships, carriers and planetary bases, in huge space battles and boarding actions. Build space stations and orbital facilities to fortify your position, build your fleet, extract minerals and research upgrades. Execute boarding actions using marine special forces, and bombard your enemies with orbital long range cannons.
The game Features:
* 3 Unique factions, with different units and strategies.
* Epic single player campaign.
* Ability to control fleets of starships, space stations and planets.
* Research tree leading to powerful units and upgrades.
* Cinematic battle camera
* Multiplayer action providing endless re-playability.
* Unique gameplay providing a refreshing twist to the RTS genre.
ASUS P67 Sabertooth EFI BIOS Overview
Currently I am working on a P67 motherboard review from ASUS, the Sabertooth TUF series to be precise. New in the P67 series from ASUS is the all new EFI based BIOS. The new ASUS EFI BIOS is an Extensible Firmware Interface that complies with uEFI architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable a way more flexible and convenient mouse input at BIOS level.
Anyway I cooked up a little video to demonstrate the graphics BIOS, have a peek if interested. The video quality is a little average but it will certainly get the message across. The full review will follow shortly.
GeForce Forceware 266.35 Win 7 | Vista available
This is a beta driver with updated support for GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce GTX 580. Check out our forum thread for deeper info.
Supports the newly released GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 570 GPUs alongside it supports pretty much any GeForce graphics card to date.
- Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 580:
- Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
- Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
- Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI
AMD announced APU Era at CES
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, AMD launched a new class of accelerated processor that combines more compute capabilities than any processor in the history of computing.
Before there's any more confusion, this seems to be a paper launch related to Notenook product only. There are no media desktop based reviews or products out there at the moment.
The AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) incorporate
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 launched for Sandy Bridge
We actually have a set of these in-house and will check it out with Sandy Bridge reviews asap. But G.Skill introduces a complete lineup of RipjawsX DDR3 memory modules for Intel's new Sandy Bridge platform.
Designed specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors, and H67 and P67 motherboard platform the new RipjawsX series consists of a complete range of memory solution, from DDR3 1,333MHz, 1,600MHz, 1,866MHz, 2,133MHz, 2,200MHz to 2,300MHz. Combined with the Intel