AMD uncovers Bulldozer details on August 24th
AMD announced it will release details about its Bulldozer architecture at the Hot Chips conference on August 24th:
So, what can you expect to see from this blog? Here is a snapshot of some of the things that we will be covering in the near future:
- Hot Chips 22 Disclosures: Each year, the Hot Chips conference brings in-depth discussion of next generation technologies. On August 24th, Mike Butler will be presenting the next generation Bulldozer architecture at the conference. (The same day we
NEC 23-inch E231W display
NEC released the E231W, a new 23" LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It will be sold for around $299.
The EPEAT Gold rated MultiSync E231W provides users with advanced features that were created to enhance the desktop computing experience and increase productivity. Its widescreen display allows users to have several applications open simultaneously, while its fully-ergonomic design includes 110mm height adjustment, tilt, swivel and pivot for improved comfort during use.
This E Series model follows in the green footsteps of its sibling, the 22" MultiSync E222W, with ECO Mode
Crysis 2 delayed to 2011
EA and CryTek have delayed Crysis 2 until the first quarter of 2011 (January till March). No reason for the delay was given, but the reason might be technical. Crysis 2 was originally scheduled to ship during this fall for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
We moved to the game to a better marketing window in the March quarter," Jeff Brown, VP of Corporate Communications told IGN. "This will also give the Crytek team more time to polish a great title.
Perhaps they are waiting on faster graphics cards to hit the market ;)
Realtek HD Audio 2.51 Driver out
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.
Driver Package R2.51
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. 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
2. 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
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
ASUS releases CineVibe: The ultimate gamer's headset
Gaming, gaming, gaming
Unboxing the OCZ RevoDrive PCIe SSD
In an attempt to put something refreshing onto the market, OCZ put two SSD SandForce based controllers on a PCB, slapped a RAID controller on there and put it on a PCIe x4 slot. Interesting stuff as all of the sudden you have a PCIe SSD drive that performs 300, 400 and sometimes even at 500 MB/sec !
This PCIe x4 card takes a pair of SF-1200 controllers and RAIDs them together, giving you roughly the performance of two SF-1200 SSDs but on a single card. Through some unique component selection OCZ aims to keep costs within 10 - 20% of a single drive. Obviously you lose TRIM support and the overall performance should be no different than a pair of SF-1200s in RAID (on a good controller/chipset), but if you need PCIe this may be an option.
The 120Gb version of this storage unit just entered the trenches of Guru3D.com, here are some photo's and obviously the full review will follow soon:
GlacialTech brings Siberia into your PC case
Siberia is a vast region, with a lowest record temperature of −71.2
Logitech unveils new AlertSystem webcam series
Two new webcam devices are going to be your third eye in the house, watching you as your big brother would do. These are no mere webcams though. Both of them are able to capture either video or image using their built-in DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and providing a decent HD quality up to 720p video scale. Likely, you can monitor your indoor or outdoor home activity via your mobile smartphone and make use of this service in an hour of need. It
Point of View TGT TUNING products now ships
Point of View is outting their new overclocked graphics cards under the TGT label as we already mentioned before. They issued a press-release indicating that over-clocked POV/TGT Graphics CardsTM started shipping into the channel. Products will be widely available through the European retail channel and E-tail cannel within days.
Some of the TGT products are clocked pretty darn high, the GeForce GTX 460 Ultra Charged version comes with a 820 MHz core clock.
Point of View would also like to disclose some more details concerning the upcoming, second generation POV/TGT JetStreamTM water cooling to be implemented on the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480
Kingston Water Cooling-Ready HyperX H2O DDR3 Memory
Kingston Technology announced the release of HyperX
Colin McRae: DiRT 3 Debut Trailer
Check out the Colin McRae: DiRT 3 Debut Trailer - The first teaser for the third installement of the DiRT series by Codemasters, set to be released in 2011.
Blizzard Confirms StarCraft II Overheating Bug
"One of the most anticipated games in years, Starcraft II is so hot that it can burn up your graphics card. Literally.
The blockbuster has a strange bug that can make your card render the menus over and over again until it overheats. The issue is that the menu
Thermalright HR-02 launches
Lot's of CPU cooler news in the vacation season. We mentioned the cooler before, but Thermalright just officially launched the HR-02. The cooler has a Patented multiple support pressure vault bracket system, allow users adding pressure to the bracket system (40~70 lbs.), and have a more efficient and secure mounting.(1366/1156/775).It comes with Fanless design for low-noise operation, the Heatsink are all nickel plated to ensure the best quality and performance and could last for years.
Size: Length 110mm x Width 140mm x Height 160mm
Weight: 860 g (excluding fan and bracket system)
Heatpipe: 6mm sintered heatpipe *6 units
Copper base: C1100 pure nickel plated copper base
Corsair H70 CPU cooler launches soon
Looks like Corsair is about to release an update of the H50 lqiuid cooling kit, this is the H70. The new cooler looksvery much the same to the H50, but features a much thicker radiator, not one but two dual-speed 120mm fans and a new copper surface that integrates directly into the pump. The cooler is noted to be compatible with socket LGA1156, 1366, 775 and AM2/AM3.
The H70 should deliver temperatures that are around 13
XFX releases two single-slot Radeon HD5770
People at XFX feeling the sense of urgency are now trying to catch up the competitors by releasing two single-slot Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards called HD-577X-ZMF3 and HD-577X-Z5F3 respectively. Looking from distance, both upcoming video boards have robotic design theme and a black colored PCB. Major differences are spotted into the I/O panel area, meaning the output connectivity ports. As such, the first one has Dual DVI and mini DisplayPorts, while se second has
Guru3D eVGA SR-2 article progress update
Guru3D eVGA SR-2 article progress update - Beaux is the King !
You guys know we are still hard at work with our eVGA SR-2 article. Beaux is testing stability and seeks maximum overclocks, as explained before this dual socket motherboard will be tested at three stages, air, liquid-cooling and liquid nitrogen. We now reached stage three, Liquid Nitrogen where things get completely crazy !
Six to seven LN2 pots are used per session depending on what the goal that money is. Beaux reported back that he's using 40 liters of Liquid Nitrogen PER HOUR ! So he had to get himself an assistant helping him poor all the LN2.
The processors (Six-core Xeon X5680) are now overclocked to a CPU frequency of 5500 MHz and we have four GeForce GTX 480 cards cards also LN2 cooled and overclocked to 1052 MHz on the core 2103 MHz on the shaders. We have some spiffy corsair memory running at 2200 MHz
Now we are going to keep the benchmarks a little quiet still, but here's a taste of what is coming Beaux passed 60.000 points in the P-score of 3DMark Vantage ;)
Have a look at a couple of photo's we took, we will bring you a full article with LOTS of photo's on this wicked experience this month.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them. What do you guys think ? Let us know in the forums.
Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC review
Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC gets tested
We test and review the Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC. The Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC model we test today flexes the GPU and memory muscle all the way up towards a rocking core of 750MHz, the shaders to 1500 MHz and the GDDR5 to 3800 MHz (effective).
Armed with a 2-year limited warranty, Inno3D is trying real hard to not only bring a nice custom board to the market, but tries to release pre-overclocked models at a fairly normal pricing, yet with a hefty overclock. And whenever there's 'overclock' in the branding, there is of course Guru3D.com
You can read the article right here.
Koolance GeForce GTX 460 Water Block
It's not that the card really needs super-cooling, though for SLI users it mioght be awesome. But Koolance released a GeForce GTX 460 Water Block iunder the label VID-NX460
The copper product has a nice nickel plating and measures 6.25" x 5.75" x 0.62" (15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm). As you can expect from these products they will cool down ther GPU, memory and MOSFET/VRM area. The VID-NX460 comes with G 1/4 threads, nozzles are to be purchased separately and is priced at US $109.99.