3DMark 11 gets delayed
It is now confirmed that the release of 3DMark 11, planned for Tuesday is delayed to an unknown date.
Over the weekend we made the difficult decision to postpone the launch of 3DMark 11 by a few days.
Our aim is that 3DMark 11 should provide accurate, reliable and consistent results from the start. With that goal in mind we are taking some extra time now to fix a couple of difficult bugs rather than patching the benchmark immediately after launch.
It might take a day, it might be a week, but either way we'll be in touch again soon to confirm the new launch date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Inno3D GeForce GTX 580 OC edition review
We review the Inno3D GeForce GTX 580OC. Despite a very high price tag the product seems to become a nice success. As such directly at launch several models based of this SKU where already announced, e.g. the regular clocked models, factory higher clocked models, liquid cooled models.
This OC edition, in particular this is a reference GeForce GTX 580 that has been clocked faster to 820 MHz on the core where it also welcomes a nice bump on the overall memory frequency.
Check out the full review right here.
Elpida Smallest 2-Gigabit DDR3 SDRAM
Elpida announced that it had begun sample shipments of its new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM (product names: EDJ2116DEBG and EDJ2108DEBG) geared for use in consumer electrical appliances. The new SDRAM is the industry's smallest 2-gigabit DDR3 that supports an x16-bit I/O interface.
The new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM is well suited to consumer electrical appliances. It meets the high-speed DDR3-1600 (1600Mbps) standard likely to become the mainstream memory speed standard in 2011, uses energy-efficient 1.35V for the DDR3L-1333 memory speed and is compliant with DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access) for upgrading the performance of consumer electrical appliances.
Compared with Elpida's existing x16-bit I/O products for use in consumer electrical appliances the new SDRAM uses 30% less current and its low 1.35V operating voltage increases its attractiveness as an eco-friendly DRAM.
- x16-bit/x8-bit I/O
- DDR3-1600 high-speed access
- 1.35V operation for DDR3L specification
- DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access)
- Data output buffer can be set to low output (RZQ/5)
- Digital TV, BD players, BD recorders, set top boxes and other consumer electrical appliances
- Tablet PCs
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 SE
Gigabyte presents its GeForce GTX 460 SE, this model is equipped with a dual-fan cooling solution and has a 730MHz core, 1460MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 3400MHz.
The special inclined dual fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between two fans and enhances heat dissipation of hot area right underneath each fan. By unique design, WINDFORCETM 2X even enlarges air channel on the graphics card vents and creates a more effective air flow system in chassis. This special design helps heat dissipate quickly from GPU. In addition, WINDFORCETM 2X is equipped with 2 copper heat-pipes which strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.
Gigabyte decorates airport with motherboards
Anyone who was to pass by Terminal one of Taoyuan International Airport recently can
Splinter Cell 6 Revealed
Hitachi technology goes for 24TB HDDs
Wow that's a lot of storage. Researchers from Hitachi and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) have developed a new HDD technology for storing up to 3.9Tbit per square inch. The technology paves the way for the creation of hard disk drives with a storage capacity of up to 24TB. More details will be presented next week at the 2010 Material Research Society Fall meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Essentially, when you are recording on a magnetic material, bits (a collection of magnetized particles) are laid out end-to-end on disk platters. Storage capacity is generally increased by decreasing the size of the magnetic grains that make-up data bits. As the magnetic grains became smaller or arranged more efficiently, more data could then be stored on the disk. The Japanese researchers have developed an ultra-high density patterning technology based on a self-arranged phenomenon of polymer materials. The materials allowed for the formation of accurate magnetic structures sized just 10nm.
The technology, when applied to current density HDD (with areal density of about 500Gbits / square inch), will result to an 8-fold increase in the recording density. This means that we could see HDD with capacities of 24TB in the future.
G.Skill 2x4GB CL7 1600 MHz Trident DDR3 review
We feel that more memory is rather important, and in that trend memory manufacturers have started to increase the density of DIMM modules. Where 1 and 2GB DIMM modules have been the standard, we now see very good progress in 4 GB DIMM modules.
Today we'll do things a little different, G.Skill designed a 8GB low voltage DDR3 kit (2x 4GB) that can be set at 1600 MHz yet still run a CAS latency of 7. And that is truly interesting because the denser the ICs get, the higher latency typically gets.
Check out the review right here.
Crytek Announces Warface FPS
Crytek have announced (thanks VG247) a brand new FPS franchise called Warface. Little is known about the game at this point but it appears to be a multiplayer online title aimed mostly for the Asian marketplace.
Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry(TM), Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property. "Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming." Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Cards
MSI announces the R6870 Twin Frozr II Direct X 11 graphics card. The award winning SuperPipe equipped Twin Frozr II thermal solution keeps the operating temperature and sound levels well below normal levels. With up to 19
Powercolor preps passively cooled R6850
PowerColor is preparing to release a AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card that features a passive cooler, as TPU reports.
"This will be a completely silent cooling solution. The company is currently evaluating a new design that makes use of a large GPU heatsink featuring an aluminum fin array that ensures the card occupies just two expansion slots, while adding surface area by propagating to the top of the card, in an L-shape. The heatsink uses no less than five heat pipes to convey heat to the fins. PowerColor's card will be branded under the company's "SCS3" line of silent graphics cards. Based on the 40 nm "Barts" silicon, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 features 960 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Availability and pricing is unknown as the design is yet to be finalized."
Gigabyte preps new gaming motherboards
Gigabyte is creating some hype with a new viral marketing campaign. Gigabyte prepping 3 new models under new gaming series and they all based on Intel X58 chipset. According to side new models use matte black PCB and some new design figures. Gigabyte gives aggressive names to that models; Assassin, Killer and Guerrilla.
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Intel Sandy Bridge listing revealed
Internet Explorer 9 beta update - stability fix
Today we released a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 Beta customers via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update includes stability fixes for the beta build. It is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build. Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11. These updates apply only to Internet Explorer 9 Beta.
New Unreal Engine 3 Video
Epic Games, makers of titles like Gears of War 2 and Unreal Tournament 3, have released a new trailer featuring the enhancements made to that other thing they make: the Unreal engine. In related news, Epic has also released the November 2010 edition of its Unreal Development Kit. The kit--which is available for free here.
Graphics wise some pretty amazing stuff is to be seen and created with this engine, check it out.
Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 black silent cases
The Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 case is a premium chassis for a silent computer. With its toolless installation features it is a breeze to install your components or change your set-up. And the sleek professional look and materials make the case fit in anywhere. A black mesh front and aluminium edges give the Prominent 5 a distinguished look. And the black interior.... well.... that is just great looking....
Excellent case silent fans.
A 14cm is fitted on the ceiling and a 12cm is fitted as air intake in the front. Some isolating padding where the PSU is placed prevents resonance. And there are ventilation holes (and room for a fan) in the bottom of the case for air-intake and the thick rubber feet keep these elevated from the floor to make a smooth airflow possible and eliminate resonance. Check out all the great features....
The Nexus Prominent cases are fitted with some noise absorption material we really love. It is a premium dense foam/rubber-like material with great characteristics. We fitted a flat layer on the panel behind the motherboard and a nice wave foam layer on the other panel. These materials surely hush your system.
Practically all components can be mounted inside the case without tools. PCI-lots and Optical drives are fixed with toolless solutions.
HDD-tray with vibration absorbers
And especially the HDD trays are very convenient. You just need to squeeze the tray to be able to pull out the hard disk or place it back. Plus the HDD's mounting is fitted with rubber to reduce resonance and vibration. However we did make sure that the HDD's have grounding with the case.
Some nice padding on the areas where normally the PSU would hit the chassis. We have attached some patches on the bottom of the case and a little frame around the PSU opening at the back of the case. These 'bumpers' are made form soft foam/rubber-like materials and absorb and vibration caused by the PSU and prevents this resonance to be transmitted to the chassis.
Tt eSports released the Challenger gaming keyboard
Eye-candy gaming keyboard by Tt eSports released today. Enjoy the dark atmosphere but execute accurate shots, it
Apacher ARES: Memory of the war
Apacher announced today their new overclocking series ARES DDR3 memory module. The name called