GeForce ForceWare 260.89 driver Released
This is a new driver release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in Release 260.81
- Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v258.96 WHQL 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:
- Up to 10% in StarCraft II (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
- Up to 14% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 16% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI
GeForce GTX 480:
AMD Radeon HD 6850 surfaces
Earlier last week some photo's already surfaced from the Radeon 6870, today however a photo of the Radeon 6850 leaked, and it looks really similar to the R5750 alright, at least the cooler is the very same.
The R6850 seems to be clocked at 775 MHz and features 1 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory running at 4,000 MHz. Furthermore, the model is designed with 800 Stream processors and this round will receive 256-bit wide memory. Photo courtesy goes to PConline, have a peek .. the card comes with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Oh and this is a leaked picture, for all we know it's just a R5750 really.
NEC Introduces Corporate Wide LED Displays
The new MultiSync EX series combines an innovative, ultra-slim design with quality features. The displays impress with their exceptionally low environmental impact thanks to LED backlight technology and other new features such as a human sensor. The EX series is equipped with a DisplayPort and provides outstanding connectivity and many ergonomic benefits that ensure productive work in even the most demanding office environment. NEC Display Solutions is introducing the first model in the new range called "Office Cool" to the market in the shape of its NEC MultiSync EX231W.
First-class quality, excellent performance and stunning design were the key factors guiding the design of the MultiSync EX series. The displays are light in weight and optically very exciting thanks to their slim form and extremely narrow stand. Modern and with minimum space requirements, they can be stylishly integrated into office surroundings. From a technological point of view the series sets new standards with outstanding picture quality in full HD wide format and excellent connectivity with two digital inputs, DisplayPort and DVI-I. Additionally the range also includes a USB interface which can be used to connect a USB camera, ideal for videoconferencing.
Ecologically the new EX series fulfils the rigorous demands of the "NEC Green Vision" campaign. The W-LED backlight reduces power consumption considerably, and the focus during production of the displays is on ecological factors. NEC Display Solutions has dispensed with the use of environmentally damaging substances such as mercury and has significantly reduced the amount of material used with the slim housing. This avoids negative environmental effects in the manufacture, packaging and transport process. The models also feature two types of sensor: the ambient light sensor and the new human sensor. The latter puts the monitor into standby mode as soon as the user moves away from the display. This significantly increases energy efficiency, which at the same time means a considerable cost saving for the user.
The excellent ergonomic features such as height adjustment and the pivot function allow the screen to be adjusted to suit individual needs
Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler
Zalman released the CNPS 9900 Max. The new CNPS 9900 Max comes with Zalman
Ultrasone Edition 10 $2,750 Headphones
OHGizmo reports that Ultrasone Edition 10 $2,750 Headphones made of .. well .. have a peek.
Call of Duty:Black Ops Single Player Trailer Teaser
FIA World Rally Championship Launch Trailer
Thrustmaster Launches the HOTAS WARTHOG Realistic Joystick
Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, unveils their new flagship gaming product, the HOTAS WARTHOG
Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Photo's surface
At a Chinese forum some photo's appeared on the upcoming Radeon HD 6850 and 6870. The products seem to be using the Bart Pro and XT GPUs. The final specification have not bee released on the we just yet but rumors state roughly 800 shader processors for the 6850 and 960 shader processors for the 6870.
The photos show a 6870 card that actually looks quite similar to the Radeon 5850. It seems to be equipped with two DVI ports, a HDMI port and two mini Display port connectors. That's five monitor connectors right there.
We 'think' these products are to be released in the week of 20 October, but that's a rumor of course.
FireStone Preamp and Big Joe IV review
FireStone Preamp and Big Joe IV review
Hailing from Taiwan, the Firestone audio company is starting to gain a lot of ground in the audio community. Looking through their current sonic line up we see audio components that seem to truly be designed for the desktop audio enthusiast offering big sound in a small footprint.
The word in the audio community is these guys don
Samsung Low-Power SLC 100 GB & 200 GB SSDs for Enterprise
There's a lot of news on the SSD front today. Samsung announced today that it is mass producing 100 and 200 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSDs) for use as the primary storage in enterprise storage systems.
Lexar moves to SATA 6Gb/s with Crucial RealSSD C300 1.8 Series SSDs
Lexar Media introduced a 1.8" footprint version of the award-winning Crucial RealSSD C300 product line. The 1.8" profile, which is approximately 40% smaller than the standard 2.5" drive, provides an excellent solid-state storage option for the most portable products such as ultra-thin laptops, netbooks, and tablet PCs
Razer Ironclad mousepad is aluminum
Quite a lot of news from Razer the past week. Razer decided to introduce the Ironclad, a new high-end gaming mousepad made from anodized aluminium.
The Razer Ironclad has a 320mm x 270mm smooth sandblasted surface, it's 2.5mm thick, has a non-slip rubber base to prevent it from moving and the company claims it's compatible with all mice. It's quite expensive though, with a price tag of 59.99EUR it costs about as much as a decent gaming mouse.
OCZ to use new SandForce 2000 controller for enterprise SSDs
OCZ announced it will adopt SandForce's new SF-2000 SSD controller for next-generation Deneva solid state disks as enterprise solutions. Which is a little weird, no consumer parts based on this IC ?
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, is teaming up with SandForce
SandForce SF-2000 controller promises 500MB/s and 60k IOPS
SandForce presented the SF-2000 series controllers for solid state disks with native SATA 6Gbps support. The new lineup includes the SF-2500 and SF-2600 for enterprise SSDs and the SF-2300 for industrial storage solutions. Unfortunately, there's no word on a consumer version but the specifications of these chips definitely look impressive.
The company promises to deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 500MB/s and lists random 4k read/write performance of 60,000 IOPS. The first disks based on SandForce's SF-200 are expected in Q1 2011.
Intel puts RAID onto future processors
Interesting news from Intel's side as it announced a new enterprise storage technology that integrated RAID functionality onto the processor.
Intel disclosed a breakthrough enterprise storage technology which combines the dependability of today
iPad Shot with Shotgun (video)
Ehmn, other then saying 'what a total waste of money' ... here's the effect of an iPad being Shot with a Shotgun. :\
Bad Company 2 Vietnam Video Interview
Jay Michaels of Pixel Enemy got a chance to speak with DICE's Community Manager, Daniel Matros, about the upcoming Vietnam expansion for Battlefield Bad Company 2.