Dungeons Gameplay Trailer
A new trailer shows off gameplay and cinematics from Dungeons, Kalypso's upcoming strategy game that mixes elements of strategy, simulation and tower-defense. This new trailer takes viewers into the labyrinthine world of Dungeons, where players, in the role of a recently deposed Dungeon Lord, craft insidious dungeons in an effort to entice hapless adventurers, only to harvest their precious soul energy once captured! The game should be available in February 2011 for PC.
Dungeons follows the misadventures of the foremost of all Dungeon Lords, who spends his time luring heroes into his labyrinthine creations with the promise of treasure and a good fight - only to be trapped by his ingenious devices.
In Dungeons, our protagonist falls victim to a devious plot hatched by his vile, nasty and thoroughly vicious ex-girlfriend and finds himself at the bottom of the underworld hierarchy and the top of the dungeon pile. In his world, that is about as bad as it can get. Our lord must have his revenge, and make his way back down the dungeon levels to his rightful place - but first he must deal with his new bosses, the three despicable Dungeon Lords who stand in his way.
At his disposal are his dim-witted goblin minions who dig tunnels and build rooms to lay out his lair and trap ever stronger and braver heroes who dare to enter, not forgetting to plot his revenge against his ex-girlfriend and his new bosses who think it
Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 5
Guru3D and MSI have been working hard on AfterBurner, today we release an updated Beta revision of Afterburner, this application successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities.
Afterburner 2.1 Betas started to support voltage adjustment on HD 6850 series cards. And video capture function is now working better and faster on Core 2 Duo CPU to capture 1680x1050 high resolution video.
This beta basically added the support to GTX 570 and GTX 460 SE. It also fixed some typos in the database such as GT 430.
PowerColor Radeon 6870 PCS+ review
PowerColor decided to release an all new pre-overclocked model of the Radeon HD 6870. This is the PCS+ version where PowerColor pre-overclocks the card to 940 MHz (900 reference) and clock the memory at 4400 MHz coming from 4200 MHz. This should give the card a nifty nice boost.
With Cayman luring just around the corner, let's have a quick peek at the PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ and then head onwards into the review, where we'll cover the features, architecture, photo-shoot, power consumption and heat levels and benchmarks.
You can check out this Guru3D article right here.
Intel and AMD to phase out VGA by 2015
AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display today announced intentions to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital interfaces such as DisplayPort and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
Cubitek Tattoo Chassis
Cubitek, a new name in the case business is entering the market with the Tattoo series, which comes in three variants called Beta, Pro and Fire. These enclosures have a tattoo printed unto the side panel, further differentiating themselves from the competition. Many practical features like a Mini-USB cable to charge your mobile phone or access your card reader or MP3 player also set the case apart from others.
Cubitek was founded in 2002 but has been focusing on the OEM market until now and with the Tattoo series, Cubitek is entering the retail market. The staff of Cubitek look back on years of experience in the case segment which has been implemented into their enclosures resulting in a unique feature set. Cubitek is starting out with the mid-tower series named Tattoo, which encompasses three models: Beta, Pro and Fire.
Cubitek has designed the Tattoo series with a mix of understated looks along with flashy optical accents. While the front of the chassis has been created using metal mesh as a primary material, the top of the chassis has been formed using straight lines giving it a sporty feel. The I/O panel has been placed in the front of the top cover and includes two USB 2.0, one eSATA, a pair of audio connectivity along with the unique pre-attached Micro-USB cable. This allows you to charge your mobile phone, connect an external hard drive or card reader.
The interior differs in each of the three Tattoo models. In the Beta - the most affordable of the three, the interior has not been painted black and the ceiling fan is optional. The Pro features an all black, powder coated paint job while the Fire edition sports an all red interior color, which are in stark contrast to the all black tool-less system. Due to the unique interior, both the Pro and Fire cases are equipped with windowed side panels so that it can be viewed easily from the outside.
A single 140 mm front fan along with a 120 mm unit in the front can be found in the most affordable Tattoo Beta chassis, while the Pro and Fire have an additional 140 mm cooling unit in the ceiling of the chassis. In addition, the top and front fans come equipped with red LEDs which may be turned on or off with a separate switch in the I/O panel. With a maximum clearance of 290 mm, even large graphic cards easily fit into the Tattoo series of cases.
Additional features like the dust filters in the front and flooring of the chassis, which are easily removable for cleaning, along with the large opening under the CPU area of the mainboard tray, which allow you to easily and quickly change high-end CPU coolers without taking out the mainboard round up the complete set of features within the Tattoo. With all the tool-less systems in place, installing the optical drives and 3.5 inch hard drives is a breeze, but you may also place 2.5 inch drives into the chassis with the included adapters.
The Cubitek Tattoo series is available immediately at www.caseking.de, with the Beta carrying a price tag of 59.90 Euro, while the Pro costs 64.90 Euro and the Fire goes for 74.90 Euro.
RunCore 1TB SandForce-based 3.5-inch SSD
RunCore announced it has developed a new SATA 6Gbps 3.5" SSD with a storage capacity of 1TB. The disk uses a SandForce controller and can achieve data rates of over 500MB/s. Pricing is TBA..
For several years of development, the commercial level of SSD has begun to take shape in the market. More and more people take SSD into consideration for their laptop computers, but the capacity of 2.5-inch SSD cannot meet their daily needs. RunCore has recently released a 3.5-inch SSD with its maximum capacity of 1TB. This SSD is not only with a large capacity, but also supports SATA III 6 GB with a fancy performance of more than 500MB/s.
In the current SSD market, the maximum physical size of SSD is 2.5 inch due to limited number of Flash memory chips, which also limite SSD's maximum capacity. Therefore, some SSD users had to prepare an extra large capacity HDD in order to store large amount of files. The new product of RunCore is a good solution to such occasion. The performance of this 3.5 inch SSD almost reached the limit of SATA III 6 GB, plus specially designed to increase the function of different mode selection, which is, switching the button can select correspondingly high-performance mode or data backup mode.
If you open the casing of the SSD, you could see that the "content" of the SSD is quite "substantial". Large size of PCB, both sides covered with flash chips, and symmetrically divided into two groups. Each flash group has a Sandforce controller, which is equivalent of two Sandforce 1200 single drive. The read and write performance of each drive can be respectively reach 285MB and 275MB. These two groups of flash chips are connected to co-work by a RAID chip which is located in between.
Air-Powered Star Trek Style Door Video
Aaah Dutch guys ... if you like it you are totally geek. (Yeah I liked it).
Batman: Arkham City Teaser Trailer
GeForce GTX 570 SLI review
We see tremendous scaling and while 349 EUR per card is not exactly pocket change money, for roughly 700 EUR you can create a fragtastic monster PC with two GeForce GTX 570 cards.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Lian-Li launches TYR PC-X500FX chassis
Lian Li released the Tyr PC-X500FX computer case. An upgrade to Lian Li's Tyr PC-X500 released in 2008, the new chassis is a direct result of Lian Li's commitment to listening and giving consumers what they want.
Mid-Tower Size with Full-Tower Capabilities
In there review of the 2008 release OverClock3D.net said “This chassis is crying out for a windowed side panel to show all the goodness off.
GeForce ForceWare 263.09 re-Released
- Installs HD Audio driver to version 188.8.131.52.
- Includes PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514.
- Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
- Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later
- Supports OpenGL 4.1 for GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
- Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
The driver holds an entire build including the latest PhysX and 3D Vision drivers.
NEC preps very cool 30-inch IPS screen
The colleagues at TPU make note of the fact that NEC will soon introduce the MultiSync PA301W, a new color precise 30" LCD display with a 10-bit IPS panel. The screen offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, built-in 14-bit LUT, 107% Adobe RGB coverage, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time, and 350 nits brightness. The screen has a standard CCFL backlight and is aimed at professional graphics users.
Pricing is expected to be around 2,259EUR.
Darkspore co-op trailer
EA launched a teaser trailer of a new game called Darkspore. Well .. new, as the name suggests, this is a darker version of Spore. It's described as a fast-paced action RPG for the PC, you can expect it in retail stores by March 29, 2011. Multiplayer in Darkspore lets up to four gamers fight as a team, combining abilities and coordinating attacks to create awesome battle effects and overwhelm enemies. By working as a team and complementing each other's abilities, players will find co-op gameplay in Darkspore to be an action packed blast, and this trailer shows off those goods in greater detail than ever shown before!
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Trailer
GeForce GTX 570 Press releases
There's an absolute flood in our mailbox regarding GeForce GTX 570 releases, here's the board partner overview:
Point of View launched geForce GTX 570 & TGT Ultra Charged
Point of View - known for its range of NVIDIA based 3D Graphics cards, Netbooks and other PC products - announces today the new GeForce GTX 570 graphics card accompanied with two TGT/POV Overclocked variants: the POV GeForce GTX570 Charged and Ultra Charged.The GeForce GTX570 is the 1st wingman of the worlds
GeForce GTX 570 review
A card that will be positioned in the 349 EUR price bracket yet offers a massive chunk of high-end DirectX 11 performance alongside good GPU temperatures and noise levels.
Check out the full review right here, and sure we've included the first ever 3DMark 11 results as well.
3DMark 11 Launches - Download
These will be the requirements:
- 3DMark 11 requires DirectX 11, a DirectX 11 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7.
- OS: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Processor: 1.8GHz dual-core Intel or AMD CPU
- Memory: 1 GB of system memory
- Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
- Hard drive space1.5 GB
- Audio Windows Vista / Windows 7 compatible sound card
There will be a free edition and the usual paid versions.
Graphics Test 1
- Based on the Deep Sea scene
- No tessellation
- Heavy lighting with several shadow casting lights
Graphics Test 2
- Based on the Deep Sea scene
- Medium tessellation
- Medium lighting with few shadow casting lights
Graphics Test 3
- Based on the High Temple scene
- Medium tessellation
- One shadow casting light
Graphics Test 4
- Based on the High Temple scene
- Heavy tessellation
- Many shadow casting lights
- Rigid body physics simulation with a large number of objects
- This test runs at a fixed resolution regardless of the chosen preset
- Runs rigid body physics simulation on a moderate number of objects
- Soft body physics using DirectCompute and the Bullet physics library running on the GPU
- Medium tessellation
- Medium lighting
You can download 3DMark 11 right here:
The download size is roughly 285 MB.
We're giving away 3DMark 11 keys ....
As you guys know 3DMark 11 launches later today, in the good spirit of the release we'll be giving away a couple of 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition keys, courtesy of Guru3D and MSI.
If you like to win one of the 20 Advanced Edition keys keys, then just reply in this thread and let us know what you like about Guru3D.com
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