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.
Analyst believes Intel needs NVIDIA patents to fight AMD
UBS Securities analyst Uche Orji believes Intel is likely to offer NVIDIA a cash settlement to resolve the legal differences between the firms, as Intel is said to be wanting to get its hands on some of NVIDIA's graphics and parallel computing patents:
Intel had claimed violation of a 2004 license agreement from the two that prevented Nvidia from using chipsets containing Intel
PT Boats - South Gambit
"The seas can be dangerous, but when you're in command of a crack strike boat crew...". Deadly naval weapon of WWII is back with more campaigns, ore combat aircrafts, ships and even more fascinating gameplay.
The original game "PT Boats: Knights of the Sea" has opened a new previously unknown aspect of naval battles in WWII. Now with the large-scale add-on "South Gambit" you will find yourself commanding a lethal torpedo boat in the very heart of two new theaters of war. The long listing of authentic warships, boats, weapons and aircrafts is now amplified with the legendary Soviet attack plane IL-2, German torpedo bomber He-111H-6, Italian cruiser Condottieri and many more.
You will join battle in the Mediterranean and transport British troops and supplies to Libya and Tunis, escort convoys to besieged Malta as it was in operations "Harpoon", "Vigorous" and "Pedestal". Then you will be relocated to the Black Sea region where some of the most dramatic historic battles were raging. Nazi "Kriegsmarine" will do it's best to disrupt sea communications between Sevastopol and Novorossiysk. So, you and your PT boat will play their role in night raids to the enemy bases and then in artillery attacks on Nazis in Yalta and Anapa.
Corsair Vengeance High-Performance DDR3 Memory
Vengeance memory modules use carefully selected RAMs to enable excellent overclocking results on current and future generation Intel and AMD platforms. All initial Vengeance memory modules have a low 1.5V supply voltage for maximum compatibility and for energy-efficient operation. Vengeance DDR3 memory kits are available in single, dual, or triple module kits, with sizes ranging from 4GB all the way up to 16GB. All Vengeance modules are equipped with aluminum heat spreaders for thermal performance as well as aggressive appearance.
Sparkle launches new GeForce GTS 450 models
Sparkle unveils two SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Cards, offering good price/performance to mainstream users.
The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card uses the non-reference cooling fan from SPARKLE, featuring 1 big size PWM fan with 92mm diameter (12mm bigger than the reference one) and directional cooling fins with the directional guidance technology, effectively creating huge of wind for the heat dissipation of GPU / Memory / MOS circuit / capacitors. The non-reference cooling fan use the quiet design to operate extremely silence.It dissipate heat up to 5% more efficiently during gameplay and enable up to 9% quieter operation than the stock fan for GeForce GTS 450 graphics card.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
- Core Clock 783MHz
- Memory Clock 3608MHz
- Memory Type 512MB GDDR5
- Memory Interface 128-bit
- Stream Processors 192
- Stream Processors Clock 1566MHz
The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Cards provides 512MB GDDR5 video memory to mainstream gamers, to satisfy the rigorous need on the video memory bandwidth, conquering today's hottest DX11 game, such as Stalker: Call Of Pripyat, Metro 2033.
Fully integrated support for HDMI 1.4a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound. High-definition audio transmission can be realized without spdif wiring.
Noctua offers Free Mounting Kit LGA1155
Noctua let us know that owners of older Noctua CPU coolers who wish to upgrade to the upcoming LGA1155 socket will be able to obtain the appropriate NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit free of charge. Recent models such as the NH-C14, NH-D14 or NH-U12P SE2 already include the NM-I3 mounting kit and are fully compatible with LGA1155 out of the box.
"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and we've sent many thousands of NM-I3 mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to LGA1156", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "With Sandy Bridge just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA1155 users. Everyone owning an older Noctua heatsink that doesn't support LGA 115x out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"
Due to the spacing of the mounting holes being identical on LGA1155 and LGA1156, Noctua's NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit for LGA1156 also supports Intel's upcoming 'Sandy Bridge' platform. The following Noctua coolers already include the NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA1156 and can thus be used on LGA1155 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications: NH-C14, NH-D14, NH-C12P SE14, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2.
Users of older Noctua models that don't include the SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA1156/1155 can obtain the NM-I3 kit free of charge on Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with the new socket. A proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket 1155 mainboard or socket 1155 CPU are required. The NM-I3 mounting kit is compatible with all Noctua retail coolers since 2005 and is also available in stores at a low service charge.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - November 2010
It is quite honestly amazing how much detail and dedication you put into an PC, and every now and then it really shows. This months was again difficult due to the number of excellent entries we received, the build quality of this project is very unique as you will see.
This months winner of Guru3D's Rig of the Month is Brian Wood (buk355), at the age of 40 he works in a machine shop. The man transformed his desktop into a PC that is looking very sweet ! The end result is stunning, but you'll see it and believe it.
Check out his rig right here.
A-Data S101 Compact USB Flash Drive
ADATA Technology, after listening attentively to the voice of the market, ADATA has launched a new product in its Superior series of flash drives, the S101. Produced under advanced COB (Chip On Board) manufacturing processes, the S101 is a compact and delicate technological jewel. High quality black leather exterior with a unique and comfortable toothed texture allows you to manifest your personal sense of elegance, at a price the stays true to your sense of moderation.
Advanced Manufacturing Process
This new addition to the superior series has a smaller profile due to the COB manufacturing used. With a length of only 3.3 cm, and width of 1.6 cm, the S101 is more compact than traditional USB flash drives, and as small and exquisite as a Bluetooth headset.
Minimum Size, Total Satisfaction
The design of the S101 eliminates unnecessary design elements, resulting in a simple look with a sleek, curved exterior that matches the handy sliding connector function. The one piece strap hole provides easy portability, significantly reducing the risk of loss.
Economical Choice in Elegant Technology
The S101 flash drive has a fine-grade black leather surface, with a bright ADATA logo emblazoned on the glossy side plate. It showcases your desire for quality tech paraphernalia, at a price that is lower than the industry standard.
ADATA pays attention to the voice of consumers, providing subtly elegant design and quality at an affordable price. Now everyone can enjoy trendiness and a touch of extravagance without breaking the bank.
Users can also take full advantage of ADATA
GeForce GTX 570 expected next week
A product folder from Palit reveals the GeForce GTX 570 will be released on December 7th. This card features the GF110 GPU with 1 SM disabled, it has 480 CUDA cores, a 732MHz core, 1464MHz shaders and 1280MB GDDR5 clocked at 3800MHz. The card features a 320-bit memory bus, 152GB/s memory bandwidth and a TDP of 225W. Pricing is rumored to be under $400, while performance is expected to be similar to the GeForce GTX 480.
"As expected, the GTX 570 features GF110 with 1 SM disabled, a total of 480 CUDA cores - much like the GTX 480. Like the GTX 470, the GTX 570 has 1 MC disabled, for a 320-bit memory interface mated to 950MHz 1280MB GDDR5. The memory bandwidth is 151.9 GB/s, well below the GTX 480. However, the GTX 570 is clocked at a healthy 732 MHz core, 1464 MHz shaders. Power consumption is rated at 225W. Surprisingly, the GTX 570 requirements lists a 6+6-pin power connector configuration, which indicates NVIDIA may be counting on its power monitoring circuitry. This could limit overclocking, however."
LaCie stylish 4-port USB 3.0 hub
LaCie reveals the Hub4 USB 3.0, which is a hub with four USB 3.0 ports The stylish design comes at a price though, the device has a hefty MSRP of $59.99.
The LaCie Hub4 USB 3.0 gives you enormous flexibility to connect your peripherals, wherever you go. With four USB 3.0 ports, it's easy to get the fastest USB 3.0 speeds