Gigabyte releases R6950 and 6970 cards
Gigabyte today is pleased to launch their latest GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B graphics cards. Building on the ultimate kernel of AMD Radeon 69900 art-of-the-state single-GPU architecture and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, the GIGABYTE GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B deliver seamless frame rates with massive graphics processing muscle for any of tomorrow
HIS launches Radeon 6950 and 6970 Graphics Cards
The HIS 6950 2GB GDDR5 card accelerates advanced PC gaming by running at 800MHz core clock speed and 5,000MHz memory clock speed, whereas the 6970, supplied with the same 2GB GDDR 5, features higher core clock speeds of 880MHz and higher memory clock speeds of 5,500MHz.
Powered by the top-of-the-line 6900 GPU, the HIS 6950 & 6970 cards not only offer incredible HD gaming performance and DirectX
Synology Launches NAS DiskStation DS211+
Synology today launched the DiskStation DS211+, a high-performance and full-featured 2-bay NAS server for office and enthusiast users to share files, centralize backup, and protect data. The latest addition to the professional class of DiskStations comes with Synology
Microsoft Kinect meets the Minority Report
MSI new P67 motherboards
We stand just one step before the official release of Sandy Bridge new Intel
Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 review
Today is the day that AMD releases their Cayman series graphics cards. Yes Sir, the all new high-end segmented Radeon HD 6950 and 6970.
Of course we'll be discussing the new GPU embedded on these graphics cards in detail, we'll talk about power consumption, heat and noise but obviously we are just very curious where we'll be able to position the two cards compared to NVIDIA's latest to see where they stand in terms of price and performance.
You can read this Guru3D article right here.
Zalman GS1200 Chassis
Some photos of an upcoming chassis from Zalman have found their way on the internet, this is the GS1200, a new enthusiast-class full-tower case is the successor of the GS1000, it has an all-black design, four exposed 5.25" bays, hot-swappable HDD trays, a top-mounted HDD docking station, and USB 3.0 support.
The case weighs 12.4kg and measures 260mm x 570mm x 640mm. The chassis is made out of steel, the side panels are made from anodized aluminium and the front, top, and bottom are plastic (ABS). Five fans are included: one top exhaust fan, one left side exhaust fan, two front intake fans and one rear exhaust fan. Pricing and availability is at this moment unknown, more information should follow at CES 2011 though.
Corsair Launches Low Voltage 2133MHz DDR3 DIMMs
Corsair today announced the launch of a new, highly overclocked, low voltage memory kit. This 4GB Dominator
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 OC WindForce 3X
Gigabyte shows off a custom-design Radeon HD 6870 graphics card with slightly overclocked frequencies and the company's WindForce 3X cooling solution. The card has a custom PCB with Gigabyt's Ultra Durable VGA+ design and is equipped with the WindForce 3X - a GPU cooler with three 80mm fans and a large aluminium fin array.
The factory overclocking is quite limited, the GPU core received a 15MHz boost to 915MHz and with a frequency of 4200MHz the 1GB GDDR5 has the same clockspeed as the reference card. Display outputs include dual-DVI, dual-DisplayPort and HDMI.
Pricing and availability is unknown at this time.
OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W
Unfortunately OCZ pulled PC P&C products out of Europe, so this is for the USA only. OCZ announced the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760, a new high-end power supply with 80Plus Silver certiifcation (88 percent efficiency). The PSU is equipped with a single +12V rail that delivers up to 74A, the unit can deliver 760W continuous at 50
Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum review
Palit launched a GeForce GTX 570 with what the refer to as a mercury design. The name of the product is tagged under their known Sonic Platinum edition series, and as you guys know that guarantees more features and some extra's.
The extra's can be found in the customized looks with that very dandy looking dual-fan GPU cooler. Next to that Palit pre-clocked the product at a nice 800 MHz for you on the core, 1600 MHz on the shader domain and even the memory got bumped up towards 4000 MHz (effective).
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Toshiba Introduces Enterprise-Class SSD Family
Toshiba announces its new family of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs). Developed to meet the market
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Breaks Record, 3.3M Copies in 24 Hours
It never ceases to amaze me how much money goes around at Blizzard, a few games always pull off massive sales numbers like
Call of Duty game, as well as the newest installment to the Gran Turismo franchise. Both of those games managed to sell a ridiculous amount of copies, with Call of Duty: Black Ops destroying entertainment records on its own. One other franchise is just as anticipated, and when a new game launches, everyone knows that huge numbers are going to be racked up. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm didn
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Gameplay Vid
Intense ingame action on maps Hill 137 and Vantage Point from our expansion pack Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
Assassin's Creed: Beautiful Lies Video
Have a peek at this fan made video featuring Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2! :
"Not too much to say about this one. I really loved the song and the Assassin's Creed games, so I made this!
I'm a huge fan of the AC trailers, especially the UNKLE "Lonely Soul" and "Burn my Shadow Away" ones and wanted to do something similar in how they're basically just music videos. Plus, every fan made "trailer" or tribute to the series I can find is always just boring mash-ups of Ubisoft's official trailers and I was sick of seeing those.
It's tough making your own though, with no developer tools to control cameras or set anything up. I don't know how many times I had to manually align camera angles back and forth between the two games or have the tools I was using to slow the game down cause Altair or Ezio to just flip out and ragdoll into oblivion. Even so, I just played the game a whole lot and everything is shot, recorded, and edited myself. I hope you enjoy.
I might actually put together a bloopers video later of all the crazy mess ups that happened while I was frapsing. Some of them had me loling hard or just outright disgusted"
DDR3 memory prices keep falling
Contract prices for 1Gb DDR3 chips, which had declined 13.35% in the second half of November, plunged by another 10.66% in the first half of December 2010, according to latest data posted by DRAMeXchange. Prices for early December averaged US$1.09, the lowest level for 2010.
Average prices for 2GB DDR3 modules slid to US$20 in the first part of December, down 9.09% sequentially, DRAMeXchange data showed.
However, prices for 1Gb DDR2 remained flat from the second half of November. The chips continued to be quoted at US$1.16-1.28, keeping the price of 2GB DDR2 modules at US$22 on average, according to DRAMeXchange.
In addition, prices for other niche memory products also remained unchanged in the first half of December. Average quotes for 128Mb SDRAM and 256Mb DDR were US$0.65 and US$0.86, respectively, during the period, according to DRAMeXchange.
DRAMeXchange earlier predicted that prices for mainstream 1Gb DDR3 chips would drop by about 40% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2010, as demand cannot keep up with chipmakers' output growth. Prices are likely to continue falling through the first half of 2011, DRAMeXchange said.
AMD Catalyst 10.12 drivers released
AMD just released AMD Catalyst 10.12 . Including the new PREVIEW AMD Catalyst 10.12 with an all new CCC graphics user interface .Unfortunately at this very moment the release notes are not yet available, we'll add these later on.
The new user interface will be finalized in 2011 and are work in progress. You can try them out already though, here at Guru3D.com we have the binary online for you to download, straight from the source itself, AMD/ATI.
This one file holds both 32 and 64-bit drivers.
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ASUS HD6870 DirectCU gets official
Based on the new Barts GPU technology from AMD, the ASUS HD6870 DirectCU graphics card (EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5) ships with new and exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power technology, which blends various metals and elements using an exclusive ASUS formula, resulting in a 15% performance increase*, 2.5 times longer product lifespan* and 35