F3AR Pointman Trailer
Although I do not like the title for the new FEAR game, F3AR Trailer is out and you can check out some initial things about this third part of the FEAR trilogy.
Intel 25nm NAND flash memory
Intel announced it started mass production of 25nm NAND flash memory chips, which feature double the capacity of the previous 34nm generation.
25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory die Intel announced today that Intel-Micron Flash Technologies are in mass production of their breakthrough 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory and Intel is shipping in volume to customers. Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm
Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 PowerColor
We mentioned this one before, but here's a photo. PowerColor are putting the finishing touches on a Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 graphics card! The card takes up three PCI slots and features a total of 12 mini-DisplayPort outputs.
Mach Xtreme ARMORX DDR3 memory kits
Mach Xtreme recently presented its ARMORX dual-channel DDR3 memory kits:
Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled ARMORX
Microsoft Office 2010 GPU acceleration detailed
AMD published a blog post with some information about the new GPU acceleration features in Microsoft Office 2010, you can read it over here.
Graphics acceleration will be more useful than ever because Microsoft has added many cool new capabilities and benefits to up the visual ante of your PowerPoint presentations. These include new and improved tools for video and photo editing, dramatic new transitions, and realistic animations. Microsoft really sought to enhance dynamic content (like animations, transitions and videos) with Office 2010 and built-in graphics acceleration is the key to bringing your presentation ideas to life. Here are just a few of the new features that will benefit from graphics acceleration:
- Transform images into compelling, vibrant visuals using new and improved picture editing features such as color saturation and temperature, brightness and contrast, and advanced cropping and background removal tools, along with artistic filters such as blur, paintbrush, and watercolor.
- New slide transitions and animation effects that look similar to graphics you
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Ships
Mafia 2 Gets PhysX, 3D Vision Support
2K Games announced that all three versions of Mafia II - PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - will use NVIDIA's PhysX physics technology with the PC version getting a 'thorough integration' of PhysX plus some APEX clothing and particle effects. In addition, Mafia II PC will support NVIDIA's 3D Vision headset for stereoscopic 3D visuals when the game hits August 24 in North America and August 27 elsewhere.
The integration of PhysX and NVIDIA APEX technology, including the APEX Clothing and Particle modules, enable the city and personalities of Empire Bay to truly come alive on Windows PC. The NVIDIA APEX Clothing module allows for more dynamic movement in clothing, making in-game characters even more realistic and reactive to environmental conditions.
With the implementation of NVIDIA APEX Particles, players are engulfed in lifelike explosions that are bigger and brighter, including weapon fragments, in-game debris and destructible environments that are amplified in both quantity and realism through the integration of APEX Particles. For example, a pistol fired into a glass pane will emit hundreds of glass shards; a shotgun blasted through a wooden landing will splinter the wood; and a Tommy Gun will chip into a brick or stone wall to methodically fracture and break it into pieces.
Mafia II for Windows PC will also be playable in full stereoscopic 3D, courtesy of NVIDIA 3D Vision* technology, which combines high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software to create an impressive element of authenticity and immersive realism. Players will be blown away by the added depth of field on display as particles and explosions come off the screen in thrilling 3D.
GeForce GTX 4-way SLI review - Shattering Vantage Records
GeForce GTX 480 4-way SLI review - Breaking 3DMark Vantage Records
NVIDIA released a new driver for the GeForce GTX 480 cards, that new driver supports 4-way SLI on just one title ... 3DMark Vantage. And as silly as it really is, it intrigued me. You know, the fastest multi-GPU setup I created last year achieved a 26449 mark (P score 3Dmark Vantage). Now with the recently refresh of X58 motherboards, the all new Core i7 980X processor and the GeForce GTX 480 slowly becoming available we figured, frack it .. go for it.
Create an uber-PC worthy of breaking that personal 3DMark Vantage score of mine. Alongside of this all we will overclock a Core i7 980 Extreme CPU over 4600 MHz. Will we shatter 40k points in 3DMark Vantage ?
This article is about one thing and one thing only, breaking that personal record. Check out the review at the following GURU3D URL.
BFG Tech exits GPU business
Crysis 2 - Nathan Camarillo Video Interview
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W modular PSU
OCZ released a new Fatal1ty 750W PSU with modular cabling and a 135mm red LED fan. This unit features 80Plus Bronze certification but we're not really sure about the rest of the specifications. The product page and the press release claim the unit has a single +12V rail, but the product sheet on the company's website lists four +12V rails.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), memory modules, and power supplies for computing devices and systems, unveils the Fatal1ty 750 Watt power supply, a new high-performance PSU targeted at gamers and enthusiasts that prefer modular cabling. OCZ is dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, and the new 750W was co-developed with Johnathan
ATI preps faster Radeon HD 5670
According to the colleagues over at Tech Report AMD is working on a new, quicker edition of its $99 Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. The new card will be based on a different chip with a slightly lower clockspeed, but with 50 percent more stream processors! The only drawback is that these cards may only be available in China, and not in other parts of the world.
Inpai's article says the Juniper-based Radeon HD 5670 will have 640 stream processors and a 750MHz clock speed, compared to 400 SPs and a 775MHz core clock for the existing part. Both cards should have 512MB of GDDR5 RAM running through a 128-bit interface. The Radeon HD 5750, by contrast, has 720 SPs and a 700MHz speed.
YouTube hits 2 billion views per day
Over seven months ago the video site clocked up one billion downloads. "I see this great growth opportunity in the online video market and we are positioning ourselves to be a leader," co-founder Chad Hurley told BBC News.
"We are a stage and we give everyone in the world an opportunity to participate and that is being a video platform for creating a solution for people to not only upload and distribute their videos on a global basis but to find and share videos."
Infinity Alpha Demo
For all of you that doesn't know about this new game/engine, Infinity is an Planetary/Galaxy engine created to generate in realtime new planets and galaxies with very high quality and almost no lag, very impressive feat, you can check out the video of the engine in action and you can get more details of the planned upcoming game here.
NVIDIA Release 256 GeForce Drivers Due Soon
Nvidia's Release 256 drivers are due to be available at Nvidia.com on May 24th 2010 though the 3D Vision Surround component is not due till late June.
The initial release will enable new SLI setup controls and improve performance on several key applications for GTX 400 GPUs reported Tom Petersen on his Blog:
" I have been talking to a lot of our customers over the last few months and many of the most enthusiastic among them are asking when we'll have our driver update to support 3D Vision Surround. We're also get the same inquiries from press folks looking to do reviews of 3D Vision Surround.
The fact is we are not ready yet
First Look: MSI Big Bang X58 Xpower
Last week the one motherboard that i have been anticipating for a long time now arrived, it's the MSI Big Bang X58 XPower.This motherboard will be reviewed real soon, but I could not keep you away from showing you at least a couple of photo's of this dreamy piece of hardware.
This new motherboard uses Intel's X58 chipset and features six PCI Express x16 slots, six DDR3 memory slots, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0.
Obviously this mean looking piece of hardware is designed for the true hardware enthusiasts, it features 16-phase DrMOS PWM, has two 8-pin power connectors, Hi-C capacitors, an extra 6-pin PCIe power input for the PCIe slots, OC Dashboard and V-Kit. Audio is provided by a Quantum Wave audio card with 7.1 channel audio, EAX 5.0 and THX TruStudio PC Suite.
MSI throws in six (!) PCI-Express x16 slots. While the ICH10R gives out six SATA 3 Gb/s ports, an additional controller gives two 6 Gb/s ports (colour-coded white). Audio is care of a bundled PCI-Express x1 audio card called the MSI QuantumWave that includes THX TruStudio PC Suite, and support for Creative EAX 5.0 HD. Connectivity includes dual gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports next to a number of USB 2.0 ports, power-eSATA, FireWire, and a connector for the OC Dashboard module.
Here's are some photo's we took here in the Guru3D lab:
HWMonitor 1.16 Released
One of the programs we use all the time is HWMonitor. HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. Special hardware monitors on power supplies serie are supported too. The program does not copy any file in any directory, neither writes in the registry.
News and corrections
- New sensor chips : Fintek F71862, F71869, F71889, F81865, CHIL CHL8266, ITE IT8721, Analog Device ADM1033.
- Intel QST 2.0.
- Asus ROG monitoring.
- Gigabyte DES monitoring.
Game Releases this month
Tomorrow is a very special day, since all of this games will be out and ready to buy, take a look at the game titles.
- Alan Wake--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
- Attack of the Movies 3D--WII, X360--Majesco Games
- Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow--DS--D3
- Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles--X360, PS3, PC--Electronic Arts
- EVE Online: Tyrannis--PC--CCP
- Fantasy Earth Zero--PC--Square Enix
- Gundemonium Recollection--PS3--Rockin' Android
- Imagine: Animal Doctor Care Center--DS--Ubisoft
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands--PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, DS--Ubisoft
- Red Dead Redemption--X360, PS3--Rockstar Games
- Rocket Knight--PS3--Konami
- Runaway: A Twist of Fate--PC--Focus Home Interactive
- Shrek Forever After--PS3, X360, Wii, PC, DS--Activision
- Split/Second--X360, PS3, PC--Disney Interactive
- Trauma Team--WII--Atlus Co.