NVIDIA starts selling their own graphics cards in USA
It is the weirdest thing, NVIDIA can sometimes move in mysterious ways, and well .. in the past has stepped on the toes of many of it's AIB/AIC partners. A while ago after the demise of BFG there already was a rumor that NVIDIA themselves might be addressing a chunk of the (r)etails market. It seems that this concern now is validated. Best Buy USA the GTS 450 as produced and sold by NVIDIA popped up.
In fact best Buy stores started selling nVidia-branded GeForce GTS 450 and GTX 460 boards. Here's Bryan Del Rizzo, PR manager at nVidia on the products:
"NVIDIA and Best Buy are working together to offer PC customers the opportunity to experience firsthand the latest in PC technologies right inside Best Buy stores. As part of this broad initiative, NVIDIA is supplying to Best Buy specific GeForce models built and supported by NVIDIA. These products will only be available at Best Buy and will complement GeForce products from our partners. We will provide more details on this later."
By doing this, NVIDIA is bypassing some major board partners like eVGA and many other players in the USA market. And not just that, they will compete with the board partners ... and we all know who the winner there will be.
Here's some proof of the cards in stores from a guy named zshift, which posted these photo's taken using his Apple iPhone.
ThermalTake Armor A60 AMD Leo Edition Chassis
ThermalTake launmches a special AMD Leo edition of the Armor A60, this case features a red and black design and has a small side window. NewEgg is selling the case for $109.99.
Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, is launching the world
Scythe Gekkou Chassis
Scythe launched a mid-tower lineup named Gekkou. There's a Standard version and also a Silent edition that comes with pre-applied noise-isolating foam for the top and side panels. Both models are available in black, silver and mirror-finish editions. Pricing and availability is unknown.
Japanese manufacturer Scythe is officially releasing its second PC Case under the name
ECS A890GXM-A2 motherboard
ECS launched the A890GXM-A2, their second revision of the AMD 890GX based Black Series motherboard.
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) introduces AMD 890GX based motherboard - ECS Black Series A890GXM-A2 supports the latest six-core CPU to bring users an impressive visual experience with its tough features.
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EVGA X58 Classified3 motherboard
EVGA introduced the X58 Classified3 motherboard, this model is nearly similar to it's predeccesor but now features SATA 6Gbps as well as USB 3.0 support.
Based off of the original record-shattering "Classified" design, EVGA has pushed the envelope even further on design and performance by adding the next generation high speed USB3 and SATA 3/6G Ports. These additions allow the extreme performance potential of this highly overclockable motherboard to be unleashed without reservation or delay when paired with a lightning fast SATA3/6G SSD or other high performance drive.
With the capability to RAID the two attached next-generation SATA ports, you can get even more from the ultimate high performance experience.As more devices appear with the USB 3 and SATA 3/6G interface, gamers and overclockers alike will have the ultimate in overclocking performance now and be ready for the next generation.
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Experience true G-Forces with eVGA
Typically we don't post vendor competitions that much, but eVGA has something really unique alright, they are offering three persons a chance to tag along in a fighter jet. I'm envious already as that certainly is a dream of mine.
Have you always wanted to experience the excitement of being a jet-plane pilot? Now is your chance!!! Three lucky people will have the chance to get the thrill of a lifetime by riding in an L-39
GeForce GTS 430 gets listed
We have seen this storyline before. Another nVIDIA video card is spotted in etail about two weeks earlier than expected. Therefore the upcoming GeForce 430 GTS seems to be already listed on an Austrian online store . To be more specific, the news is about GeForce GTS430 Overclocked edition which leaked and gave us a taste of the forthcoming 430 series.
SuperTalent is working on the first overclocked 4GB SO-DIMM
Memory news are on the move today, as such Supertalent announced that they currently manufacturing the world's first over-clocked 4GB SO-DIMM running at 1600 MHz. Super Talent Technology will now move forward with the shipment of 512M x64 (4GB) configurations of these new memory modules. While several manufactures are shipping DDR3 SO-DIMMs (small outline dual in-line memory modules), used in laptops and notebooks, supporting clock speeds of 1333 MHz, Super Talent's has moved beyond this limitation and produced a DDR3 SO-DIMM capable of over-clocking to an incredible 1600 MHz.
Ideal for today's extreme portable workstations and gaming machines, Super Talent's new 4GB SO-DIMM will enable these creative professionals to remove the memory bottleneck created by today's 1333MHz limitation. "As memory technology continues to move forward Super Talent will continue to push the limits of what is possible and deliver the fastest solutions available."
ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black review
ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black gets tested
We review the ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black series. Within the entire scope of Fermi GPU based graphics cards from NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 460 has to be the most interesting in terms of value for money with very acceptable decent thermals and power consumption. This is why we see a lot of SKU's released for this product, with a variety of cooling and factory overclocks.
ECS Elite group also release a handful of GeForce GTX 460 cards, based on the reference design, slight overclock yet also a BLACK series graphics card which is a factory overclocked model with an Arctic cooling Twin Turbo PRO cooler sitting on top of that GPU. We spot amazingly cool temperatures of the GPU versus a downright nice factory overclock.
Click here to read the review.
MSI launches N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack
Following the launch of the successful N460GTX Hawk, MSI is proud to extend the Hawk product line with the N460GTX Hawk
Razer and Mouse Bungee Team Up For Old School Gamers
Razer is pleased to announce that Ed Larkin of Mouse Bungee has joined Razer
Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx for Pro DJs launches
Hercules has unveiled a new DJ console for professional DJs that have some cool features. The new console is called the DJ Console 4-Mx and it will ship on November 22 for $449.99. The console has many features for the money with a pair of large jog wheels and a lot more.
Those jog wheels are 4.7-inches in diameter and
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Texas Instruments shows four-port USB 3.0 chip
It is reported that Texas Instruments was demonstrating USB 3.0 products at last week's Intel Developer Forum. Among other things, it included a USB 3.0 to SATA bridge chip that can be used for external USB 3.0 drives, and also a four-way USB 3.0 hub chip, but unfortunately this part is still not certified.
The TUSB8040 USB3 hub isn't certified yet, but from what we hear, it won't be all that long. Between this and the VIA hub controller, things will be better soon. We hope. USB3 hubs will be a good thing for everyone in the industry, and their absence is a sore spot for the standard, via semi accurate.
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Google announces alternative for JPG
One single component of web pages is consistently responsible for the majority of the latency on pages across the web: images.
Most of the common image formats on the web today were established over a decade ago and are based on technology from around that time. Some engineers at Google decided to figure out if there was a way to further compress lossy images like JPEG to make them load faster, while still preserving quality and resolution. As part of this effort, Google is releasing a developer preview of a new image format, WebP, that promises to significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before
Images and photos make up about 65% of the bytes transmitted per web page today. They can significantly slow down a user