Tomorrow Monday 12th of July 2010 ...
Intel halts Celeron by 2011 in favor of dual-core Atom
Rumors of Intel canning their Celeron CPUs may be true, with DigiTimes reporting that the company has informed manufacturing partners that the low-cost processors will be phased out sometime in 2011. The change will leave more room for the new dual-core Atom CPUs, such as the N550, which will arrive in Q3 2010 at similar prices to the current Celeron chips.
There are still a few Celeron launches left before the line sees its demise, with the Celeron P4600 ($86 in 1,000 tray quantities), T3500 ($80) and U3400 ($134) all expected to debut by the end of September. In contrast, the dual-core N550 is expected to be priced at $86. ASUS and Acer were both tipped as freezing new netbook launches until mid-August until Intel
ProlimaTech to launch Super Mega CPU cooler
[ Image / post removed at the request of respective owner - apparantly the photo's originated from website who made them - instead of what we figured were standard copy photo's from ProlimaTech ]
Update - Allow us to explain a little more clearly as to why this news-post was removed. I noticed the news about this cooler somewhere last week, as I do not visit BMR whatsoever. It was an interesting topic, created the news item and then wanted to add a photo.
The photo's published at many sites on the web looked like standard copy from PR agenencies yet had the big green blob BMR logo's slapped on it. We cut the logo away to clean up the photo a bit, without any effort really as clearly visible. My mistake is that I had not realized these were photo's from BDR themselves and not industry PR copy, they actually shot the photo's and thus I stepped on their toes by removing the green logo.
We do acknowlegde that it is our bad, apologize for that and I have removed the photo from the news content immediately when I read about it this morning.
It really was a honest yet somewhat sloppy mistake from our side though.
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 2010 Trailer
Scheduled for release on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Tom Clancy
CPU-Z 1.55 Released
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Download it here.
CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 cache information, location, size, speed, and technology.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
- VIA VX900/VX900M and VN1000/VN1000M chipsets.
- Intel Core i5-760, Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K processors.
- Intel Core i7-940XM, 840QM, 740QM mobile processors.
- Intel Core i5-450M, 540UM, 430UM, Core i3-370M mobile processors.
- Intel Pentium P6000 processor.
- New parameter in cpuz.ini : UseDisplayAPI
Realtek HD Audio 2.50 released
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista 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.
- Changes in R2.50:
- Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec.
- Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
- OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
- Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
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Intel Sandy Bridge to be launched as Core i3/5/7 2000 series?
Asian tech site XFastest got its hands on some details of Intel's future 32nm Sandy Bridge. This newseries LGA1155 chip is expected to be launched in Q1 2011, and if the site is correct these new processors will be launched as the Core i3/i5/i7 2000 series.
So far the website has uncovered info about five processors, with the fastest model being the 3.4GHz Core i7 2600, a quad-core eight-threaded chip with 8MB L3 cache. Check em out.
Guru3D DIY PC Buyers Guide Summer 2010
Guru3D DIY PC Buyers Guide Summer 2010
Guru3D offers you their annual PC Buyers Guide, this is the 2010 Summer edition. This article brings you a set of recommendations of products we feel are great components to build yourself a nice gaming rig.
We'll only cover the PC itself. Monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers are not included. We do this for brevity's sake, as the monitor alone would require its own guide, especially if I were to cover LCD monitors.
In this guide we'll cover three levels of PCs you can build, with a little guidance in components from out side, low level, mid-range and high-end.
Go visit the landing page for this content right here.
Acer S273HL LCD Monitor Outted
Building on the success of its ultra-slim and award winning Full HD LED display series, Acer expands the S3 series with the new S273HL LCD, the epitome of sophisticated design and top-notch performance endowed with cutting-edge technologies such as ultra-fast response time, stunning contrast ratio (12,000,000:1), two HDMI port and an ample 69 cm (27") panel.
The Acer S273HL LCD monitor flaunts a razor-thin depth of 21mm, creating a minimalist, professional look. It is encased in a classy black bezel and features a unique asymmetrical shape. Adding form to the elegantly simple design is a cylinder hinge on the rear and an L-shaped base with brushed-metal finish, accented by an LED light that glows in soft blue when the power is turned on. Thanks to its distinctive shape the base can easily accommodate the keyboard, saving precious space, plus it skillfully integrates a speaker for added functionality.
Designed for professional and multimedia enthusiasts, the S273HL comes with a 69 cm (27-inch) panel with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, enabling jaw-dropping cinematic views of the latest high definition content and it makes the most of advanced Full HD gaming, multimedia and productivity applications. With a 16:9 aspect ratio portrays the perfect fit to watch every bit of a movie with no black stripes, making it possible the reproduction of images without distortion from incompatible aspect ratios. Two integrated HDMI ports provides advanced digital connectivity enabling outstanding high-definition viewing and best quality uncompressed video currently available from the latest digital sources.
The S273HL display takes advantage of the latest display technologies to give users the best viewing experience.
Acer eColor Management technology adapts the performance of the panel to different environments, light conditions and viewing preferences enabling users to fine-tune the display settings by redefining the colour precision according to the work mode: data, media, cinema or images.
Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) dynamically adjusts the contrast ratio to achieve ultra-sharp images. Each scene is analysed to fine-tune images frame by frame and enhance colour quality, obtaining a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in dimmer and brighter scenes. Acer ACM also enables the LCD monitor to use less power and save energy.
Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 3D-ready home theater in a box
Onkyo is a big name in the home theater market and the company has announced a couple new 3D-ready home theaters in a box systems. The two new systems are the HT-S6300 and the HT-S7300 both packing HDMI 1.4a inputs.
Other features of the systems include 1080p video upscaling, lossless Dolby and DTS HD sound, Dolby height processing, and Audyssey automatic room EQ tech. Both of the systems include all the speakers, sub, and the receiver needed for a complete home theater system.
Both also feature a separate iPhone/iPod dock. The big difference between the two systems is that the S7300 has a pair of 41-inch tall floor standing speakers with dual vertically arrayed woofers. The S6300 system uses six speakers each a foot tall that are made to sit on a bookshelf. Both of the systems use 290W subwoofers. The S6300 sells for $749 and the S7300 is $899.
OnLive has massive latency issues
Pirate Bay membership records hacked
The Pirate Bay certainly hasn
Super Talent 2000MHz DDR3 kits
Super Talent announced four new 2000MHz DDR3 kits, two dual-channel kits and two triple-channel editions.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash-based storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced dual and triple channel DDR3 memory kits running at 2000MHz. Based on the latest high density 2Gb ICs, these new module kits can be configured to run with extremely low latency. Designed to meet the needs of the over-clocking community, these DDR3 memory kits are available as either 8GB dual-channel or 12GB triple-channel kits.
These new DDR3 kits have been extensively by our engineering staff at speeds of 2000MHz, with a 1.65V operating voltage. The Dual-channel kit WP200UX8G9 was designed for high performance P55 based systems. The Triple-channel WB200T12G9 kit was designed for high performance Intel X58 based systems. Both new kits come clad in Super Talent
ASRock P55 Extreme4 has four USB 3.0 ports
ASRock will soon introduce the P55 Extreme4, one of the first motherboards with four USB 3.0 ports as well as four SATA 6Gbps ports.
TPU reports that Designed to be a notch above the P55 Deluxe3, which packs two SATA 6 Gb/s and two USB 3.0 ports, the Extreme4 uses two 2-port controllers to drive four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and two USB 3.0 controllers to drive two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, and two ports by internal headers (for the latest cases that come with USB 3.0 front-panel ports, or simply by USB 3.0 expansion brackets). Connections to these four controllers is conveniently handled by configuring the PCI-Express x4 port from the P55 PCH to work as four x1 ports, apart from the four x1 ports it gives apart from the x4 port.
This way, the board is also able to provide three x1 expansion slots and drive the PCI-E GbE controller.
ASRock P55 Extreme IV
ASRock is ready to announce its new forth implementation of P55 Extreme Series motherboard. This brand new model supports 4x DDR3 2600 RAM with headroom for overclocking potency and 2x PCIe 2.0 using 16x lanes as single card or 8x/8x if multi-gpu is installed. Speaking of multi-GPU support, you are free to use NVIDIA SLI or AMD/ATI CrossfireX interfaces paired with another two expansion PCIe slots for quad graphics combinations.
Also, it offers audio pleasure using 7.1 channels HD (VIA VT2020) and Gigabit Ethernet for local area network connections. What makes it special is that ASRock Extreme4 has 4xSATA 3 and 6xSATA2 support, so get ready to feel the boost of your SSD or hard drive
Tuniq launches HD-BOX Full HD Network Media Player
They started with coolers and cases, now Tuniq presents the HD-BOX, a full HD capable, hard drive based, stand-alone digital playback system.
The HD-BOX is a media playback system that supports a wide array of file format such as MPG, MOV, RM, WMV, Xvid, H.264, etc. It is also capable of displaying common image formats for viewing your favorite pictures. Audio playback is also supported in many different formats.
The HD-BOX is Bit Torrent ready and offers video playback quality from NTSC and PAL and all the way up to 1080p. The installation of the HD-BOX is straight forward and easy to do; just install the hard drive (maximum size of 2TB) from the side panel and you are ready to go.
What is also interesting is that the HD-BOX is one of the first digital media playback boxes that offers Wi-Fi connectivity right out of the box with the included Wi-Fi dongle.
One additional and frequently overlooked feature that HD-BOX offers is the multi-lingual user interface. This localization feature really adds convenience during operation.
Full HD 1080p Media Centre - Bit Torrent Ready
Aluminum Alloy Housing
190 x 170 x 65 (mm)
English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, French, Deutsch, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Thai
Built-in Storage Supported
3.5" SATA/SATA2 Harddisk up to 2TB (Hard Disk Drive Not Included)
Internal Disk, External USB Hard Disk, Media Cards, USB Disks/USB Stick, Network Drive
Video Formats Supported
AVI, MKV, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS,,DIVX,MP4, M4V, MOV, VOB, ISO, DAT, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, FLV Resolution up to 720p,1080i, 1080p, DB-ISO,XVID,H.264, MPG, MPEG
Ener,ax'es new chassis goes by the name of Volcanus and, shcoker, boasts a flame-themed design. The Volcanus has a honeycomb-mesh front panel, obviously meant to enhance cooling efficiency. This mesh covers not just the large spinner, but also the five exposed 5.25-inch optical disk drive bays. There is also a front I/O panel that provides a number of USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and audio connectors. As for the inside of the chassis, Enermax threw in several tool-less drive bays and expansion slots, HDD rails with rubber grommets (which serve to reduce vibration) and, of course, the fans. More specifically, the casing is equipped with a Front Apollish Vegas 140mm propeller that has either red or blue LEDs, depending on consumer choice, and 11 LED modes. The other spinner present is set at the rear and measure 120mm. Naturally, end-users that want the full information on the product may simply visit the official product page on the company's website. Those willing to buy it will have to part with $79. DigiTimes reports prices of hard drives are down 10 to 20 percent compared to levels seen at the beginning of Q2 2010 Supply had been tight since the second quarter of 2009 causing quotes to remain at a high level until the second quarter of 2010, when Europe's bond crisis occurred and started affecting PC demand. As PC brands started downwardly adjusting their shipment forecast for the third quarter, it relatively helped relieve the shortage of hard drives and even turned the market status to over-supply, as a result, the hard drive makers started reducing their quote. The sources noted that quotes for capacities over 500GB at the end of June had an average drop of about 20% compared to the beginning of the second quarter, while 250GB and 320GB capacities had an average drop of about 10%.
Ener,ax'es new chassis goes by the name of Volcanus and, shcoker, boasts a flame-themed design.
The Volcanus has a honeycomb-mesh front panel, obviously meant to enhance cooling efficiency. This mesh covers not just the large spinner, but also the five exposed 5.25-inch optical disk drive bays. There is also a front I/O panel that provides a number of USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and audio connectors. As for the inside of the chassis, Enermax threw in several tool-less drive bays and expansion slots, HDD rails with rubber grommets (which serve to reduce vibration) and, of course, the fans.
More specifically, the casing is equipped with a Front Apollish Vegas 140mm propeller that has either red or blue LEDs, depending on consumer choice, and 11 LED modes. The other spinner present is set at the rear and measure 120mm. Naturally, end-users that want the full information on the product may simply visit the official product page on the company's website. Those willing to buy it will have to part with $79.
DigiTimes reports prices of hard drives are down 10 to 20 percent compared to levels seen at the beginning of Q2 2010
Supply had been tight since the second quarter of 2009 causing quotes to remain at a high level until the second quarter of 2010, when Europe's bond crisis occurred and started affecting PC demand. As PC brands started downwardly adjusting their shipment forecast for the third quarter, it relatively helped relieve the shortage of hard drives and even turned the market status to over-supply, as a result, the hard drive makers started reducing their quote.
The sources noted that quotes for capacities over 500GB at the end of June had an average drop of about 20% compared to the beginning of the second quarter, while 250GB and 320GB capacities had an average drop of about 10%.