POINT of VIEW GeForce GTX 580 BEAST
Point of View announces today that it is first to market with a water cooled GeForce GTX 580 graphics card, the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 580
Zalman ZM-M240W Stereoscopic monitor review
Zalman released a new 24" 3D monitor tagged as ZM-M240W. This Stereoscopic 3D LCD Monitor is at a convenient size of 24" / 60cm allowing you to use it perfectly fine as desktop monitor, and it's not too small to watch a 3D movie on either .. with a supported Full HD monitor resolution at 1920x1080 that is.
In the industry the biggest discussion right now is whether to use passive Polarization or active shutter glasses. This one uses a passive solution, but as it turns out, it works quite well.
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ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard details
ASUS is prepping a new consumer workstation motherboard with Intel's P67 chipset, the P8P67 WS Revolution accepts LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processors and is expected to be released in early 2011. The Asus motherboard has a 16+2 digital power phase design and an EPU that ensure up to a 92% power efficiency.
Interesting is the inclusion of a NF200 (NVIDIA) bridge chip allowing 3-way SLI, four PCI-Express x16 slots, four SATA 6.0 Gbps and four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, support for DDR3-2200+ memory (dual-channel).
Inno3D preps watercooled GeForce GTX 580
Expreview got its hands on a photo of Inno3D's watercooled GeForce GTX 580 iChill Black Edition.
Different from the several previous Inno3D water-cooled graphics cards,GTX 580 Ichill Black Edition adopts one-in all design.Water pump and water block combine with each other,which exempts much trouble for players,there is no need for them to buy water pump,water case additionally and install pipes on their own.And therefore,the design is user-friendly.
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Exploring ATI's Image Quality Optimizations
Topic of discussion for many weeks now is that AMD has been applying a series of optimizations that could easily be seen and explained as a cheat. Currently with the Radeon HD 6000 series release the Catalyst drivers (Catalyst AI) have a new setting which allows control over control texture filtering with settings for 'High Quality', 'Quality' and 'Performance'.
Let's have a quick look at what it means, but most of all, what to look for and what performance effect it has in this quicky small article.
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NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) Version 5.9
NVIDIA BIOS Editor (or NiBiTor) has been updted, the BIOS application is now at version 5.9. NiBiTor allows enthusiasts to extract and manipulate with the VGA BIOS from a supported graphics card. With each new release, the a number of new GPUs are added to the supported products list, bugs fixed, and stability improved.
- GeForce GTS 450
- GeForce GTS 360M
- GeForce GT 310M
- GeForce GTX 285M
- GeForce GT 240M
With this release, NiBiTor also adds the ability to manipulate with minimum/maximum fan speeds
Corsair Force F90 and F180 SSDs launched
Corsair will add two new SandForce SF-1200 based Force series solid state disks to its lineup; the 90GB F90 and the 180GB F180. These SSDs should be available in retail stores for $189.99 and $399.99, respectively.
PR - These latest additions to the Corsair Force Series are built using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processor, which provides exceptional performance, including read speeds of up to 285 MB/sec and write speeds of up to 275 MB/sec, with a 4K random write throughput of up to 50,000 IOPs. This is the same level of performance as that of enterprise-level SSDs, and results in unmatched system responsiveness.
Spire Sentor 6004 Professional PC Chassis
The Sentor 6004 pc case is a high-end, versatile and strong chassis. Well thought out complete tower structure ensuring both maximum performance and computing satisfaction for the professional user, enthusiast and gamer alike. Every element of the Sentor 6004 has been engineered to provide maximum cooling performance. Up to nine (9) LED 12cm fans can be mounted throughout the chassis, ensuring unbeatable cooling. The meshed aluminum front panel and meshed side panel allows unrestricted fresh air intake which is mandatory for today
Transcend 2000MHz 8GB Dual-channel Memory Kits
Transcend launched an 8GB aXeRam DDR3-2000 memory kit that contains two identically matched 4GB memory modules. With a combination of high capacity, high clock speed and exceptionally low voltage of just 1.6V, the new modules are ideal for hardcore gamers, overclockers and professional users reap the benefits of a 64-bit operating system.
64-bit processors have become mainstream in mid-range and high-end systems due to their ability to support memory capacities larger than 4GB, which is essential for memory-hungry applications such as HD video editing, large databases, virtual server farms, etc. With 8GB of total capacity, a clock frequency of 2000MHz and timings of 9-11-9-24, Transcend
Sparkle Low-Profile GeForce GT 430 512 MB
PR - Sparkle announced New Edition of SPARKLE GeForce GT 430 512MB Graphics Card, bringing unparalleled levels of price/performance to mainstream users. Exquisitely made cooling fan, which has high performance thermal compound ensures optimal thermal dissipation even after years of use.
Multi-Card USB Readers from Elecom
Multi-card USB readers
Flash Player 10.2 beta has better hardware acceleration
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Preorder Trailer
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Sandy bridge mobo preview
This motherboard is using a 16+2 phases (digital) design cooled by Guru3D blue'ish heatsinks. Of course features like SATA 6G and USB 3 are available as well, and guess what, the board supports SLI and Crossfire, albeit in a x8:x8 configuration. There even is a 3rd mechanical x16 slot though that one is limited at x4 PCE lanes (still handy for a PhysX card). What's going to be big for this motherboard is that it does not have a BIOS anymore, at least not in the traditional way that we know it. This will be one of the first motherboards with the all new EFI BIOS.
Check out the preview right here.
Asetek Liquid CPU Coolers with 92 mm Fans
Asetek announced three new liquid CPU coolers for OEMs and system builders, designed for chassis utilizing 92mm exhaust fans. The products include: a single exhaust port, single-CPU cooler; a dual exhaust port, single-CPU cooler; and a dual exhaust port, dual-CPU cooler. These new Asetek products provide superior overclocking for compact gaming systems, and ultra-quiet computing and improved productivity for 3U servers and mainstream workstations.
ASUS and Lamborghini to launch some products
Remember back when that wireless Asus/Lamborghini mouse passed through the FCC? Well check it out. Reality time. Joining their 12.1-inch laptop and ZX1 smartphone are a range of accessories including a Lamborghini a backpack, a laptop case, a laptop cover, a mouse (the one you saw go through the FCC), and a HDD.
These accessories are made not just for your already branded Lamborghini wares, but for the rest of your electronics as well. There are reportedly four different models of bags coming out including the handy sleeve (cover), sports bag for 12-inch notebooks, classic bag for notebooks up to 17-inches, and a large backpack with multiple compartments
ViewSonic VX2258WM LCD and VPC220T All-in-One PC
ViewSonic added two new products to their line-up, a 21.5" Full HD touchscreen and a 21.5" All-in-One PC.
Intel Sandy Bridge has media acceleration capabilities
Intel confirmed rumors that Sandy Bridge will feature media acceleration functions:
The Sandy Bridge processor--to be announced January 5--will pack media acceleration circuitry, Stephen L. Smith, vice president and director of PC Client operations and enabling at Intel, confirmed at a Wells Fargo Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference held on November 9-10.
"The other cool thing is dedicated circuitry for media acceleration," Smith said, responding to a question from the audience. "All of us in our daily use, whether it's home videos or photos tend to pull things from the Internet, pull things from our own capture devices at home, bring them on to our PC, transform them into different formats...all of that will be dramatically faster if one utilizes this hardware acceleration, media acceleration that we have on Sandy Bridge," he said.
Sandy Bridge will support DirectX 10.1 and OpenCL 1.1--the latter used on Apple's Mac operating systems, a point Smith didn't mention but which CNET has previously reported. Certain graphics chips from Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia already support DirectX 11. Both OpenCL and DirectX are frameworks for speeding up games and media applications.
He also pointed out that Sandy Bridge should enable slimmer designs that perform more like mainstream laptops. "It enables us to build a notebook with a sleeker form factor and potentially longer battery life and still get great mainstream performance," he said.
Smith also reiterated that Intel is on track to deliver the 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge silicon--the follow-on to Sandy Bridge--by the end of 2011. "We're on track to develop our 22 nanometer with units in production by the end of 2011," he said. He also repeated that Intel has invested "six to eight billion dollars to equip up to four factories for 22-nanometer production."
"Ivy Bridge is a shrink of Sandy Bridge with some enhancements," he said. A slide showed Intel getting to 8 nanometer chips by 2017.