ASUS TUF Sabertooth P67 enters the Guru3D lab
In preparation for what's coming on the Sandy bridge processor front we received a good number of P67 motherboards. The one that you guys look out for the most just entered the trenches of Guru3D.
Meet the TUF Sabertooth P67 ASUS as designed a plastic shroud for what they call aerodynamics. The shield will be called 'Tactical Jacket'. The first photo's we showed you where kind of crappy, so here's a couple of good quality photo's of this amazing looking motherboard, taken in our photo-studio.
Enjoy the sneak peek ...
Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 Memory Kit review
Today we'll have a look at Corsair's Vengeance 12GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit, it will be exceptionally hard to show you any performance difference in-between 6GB and 12GB, but any transcoding, photoshopping, productivity enthusiast with at little common sense will conclude with us, this kit is going to be one heck of a deal.
Go check out the Guru3D review right here.
Koolance Radeon HD 6900 VID-AR697 Water Block
Koolance outs their full-coverage water block for AMD Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards. The product is called the VID-AR697 and measures 6.25" x 5.75" x 0.62" (15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm), weighing 1.5 pounds (680 g).
You'll notice the nickel-plated copper with acetal top. It uses a 0.5 mm micro-fin array over the GPU for better heat dissipation. The block uses standard G 1/4 BSP threading. The Koolance VID-AR697 is priced at US $114.99.
Foxconn Quantum Force P67 Motherboard
Foxconnis ready with its first high-end socket LGA1155 motherboard based on the Intel P67 Express chipset, supporting upcoming "Sandy Bridge" processors as TPU reports today.
"The LGA1155 socket is powered by a 14-phase digital PWM circuit using independent single-phase PWM inductors made by CPL, and memory using a 2-phase VRM. Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x8/x8 with both populated), three PCI-E x1, and one PCI. Both ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI are sure to be supported. Storage connectivity includes two internal SATA 6 Gb/s, four internal SATA 3 Gb/s, two eSATA 3 Gb/s, and one ATA connector supporting up to two IDE devices.
External connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF connectors, two USB 3.0 ports, a number of USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, and two gigabit Ethernet connections. The Quantum Force P67 is loaded with overclocker-friendly features. There is a set of onboard overclocking control buttons, diagnostic LED display, rear-panel CMOS reset button, redundant BIOS in separate EEPROM chips, and high-precision voltage control thanks to the Volterra PWM IC. Foxconn's Quantum Force P67 could be part of the first wave of motherboards that will be released along with Intel's socket LGA1155 CPUs in early 2011."
MSI Big Bang Marshal mobo Pictured
Engadget snagged a picture of MSI's Big Bang Marshal, a forthcoming XL-ATX motherboard that features eight PCI Express x16 slots, eight USB 3.0 ports and three BIOS chips! The motherboard is expected in Q1 2011 but the site notes the specifications are still subject to change, perhaps the final edition will have room for more DIMMs.
This XL-ATX board packs a total of eight PCI Express lanes (though it only has the bandwidth to simultaneously feed four x16s or eight x8s -- relevant if you're crazy enough to think about using more than four GPUs), three separate BIOS chips, extra 8-pin and 6-pin 12V power intakes, and a thoroughly excessive set of power regulation components. The less extremely minded among you will appreciate having a full array of eight USB 3.0 ports on the back, though we can't get over the measly four DIMM slots on offer.
Patriot Viper Xtreme, Division 2 and G2 Memory Kits
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today announces two new memory series
MSI might include BigFoot NIC on mobo's
Well check out this press-release:
MSI Motherboards Blaze with Killer
MSI R6970 Lightning & N580GTX Lightning Graphics Cards Photo's
Thr R6970 is powered by two 8-pin PCIe connectors, the card uses a 16 phase PWM design, features GPU, Memory and PLL voltage adjustment via MSI
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD review
The SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD. This card has many aspects in common with existing X-FI designs and a few new features and modifications to appeal to the newer crop of demanding soundcards enthusiasts.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
GPU-Z 0.5.0 Available
Michael over at TPU issued a new revision of GPU-Z. GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
- Added full support for Radeon HD 6950 and HD 6970
- Fixed TMU/Texture Fillrate rounding error on NVIDIA cards
- Improved voltage monitoring support for GTX 570
- Workaround for ATI OpenCL driver crashing GPU-Z on systems with NVIDIA cards
- Fixed crash when driver version could not be read
- Fixed crash when splash screen interrupted by message box
PowerColor ships custom Radeon HD 6970 and 6950
PowerColor outted their own design Radeon HD 6900 graphics cards.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announces its own design HD6900 series solution. Featuring all the latest technology, the PowerColor HD6900 series includes the HD6970 and HD6950. The HD6970 clocks at 880MHz core speed and 1375MHz memory speed, easily accelerating your PC with up to 2.7 teraFLOPs of computing power. The HD6950 clocks at 800MHz core speed and 1250MHz memory speed, enabling the demanding gamers to be flawlessly presented.
The PowerColor HD6900 series has equipped with unique dual fan cooling solution; built with two ultra big 9.2cm cooling fans and 8
KFA2 - Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 HOF
Expreview has been showing pictures of the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card. This new model features digital power supply technology and has a white PCB. It uses a 6-pin + 8-pin power design and is equipped with a DisplayPort output. The cooling solution features four 6mm copper heatpipes, a copper base, a large aluminium fin array and a compact fan.
GeForce GTX 460 HOF packs GF104 core,features 336 stream processors,1GB GDDR5 memory,core/Shader/memory clock of 850/1700/1000MHZ(Date rate of 4000MHz) with memory interface of 256-bit.
The graphics card adopts tantalum capacitors and 6+2 phase power supply design with six phase for core while two phase for memory. As for core power supply solution,it is made up by VT1185M main controller chip,six VT1157SF subsidiary controller chips and Bussmann CPL power inductor.
Transform your Radeon 6950 into a 6970 with a new BIOS
Two days ago what we initially expected, it became apparent that the Radeon HD 6950 in fact is a 6970 with shader processor clusters disabled. You'll need to re-flash your card though.
You can perform the flashing process from within Windows and thanks to AMD's new Dual-BIOS feature if something would go wrong, you can switch back.
Unlock your Radeon HD 6950 towards a 6970, Merry Christmas:
Download package with flash software and BIOS:
We successfully tested an unlock on a HD 6950 cards. Other have tried one AMD engineering sample, one HIS media sample and one ASUS retail card. All of them unlocked perfectly and run at HD 6970 speeds now.
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #2
For our second little Christmas 2010 contest we feel it's time for the traditional logo hunt contest ! To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out processor coolers including some of the most sexy CPU coolers we know you guys love so much.
Read all about it right here.
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #1
For our first little Christmas 2010 contest we've teamed up with the graphics department from MSI, we'll be giving away 2000 USD worth of 3DMark 11 Advanced edition keys.
Read all about it right here.
Merry Christmas 2010 from Guru3D !
In this festive moment, it is time to recollect all the good we've had this year and look in anticipation of that upcoming holiday joy.
On behalf of all the Guru3D.com staff-members, let us wish you a Merry Christmas and in advance a Happy New Year 2011! Thanks for being with us and thanks your support! Please, accept our sincere wishes of sound health, prosperity and a lot of gaming and hardware fun !
If you have a chance to do so, check back on Christmas morning, when we'll startup a Christmas competition in which some nice prizes are to be won.
So keep the news in close vicinity, here's where we'll announce the competitions.
Contest 1 (closed)- For our first little Christmas 2010 contest we've teamed up with the graphics department from MSI, we'll be giving away 2000 USD worth of 3DMark 11 Advanced edition keys. Read all about it right here.
Contest 2 (closed) - For our second little Christmas 2010 contest we feel it's time for the traditional logo hunt contest ! To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out processor coolers including some of the most sexy CPU coolers we know you guys love so much. Read all about it right here.
MSI Radeon 6850 Cyclone Power review
The MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition is based on MSI's military class component selection including the new SFC (Super Ferrite) chokes. The card looks robust and well built. It has 6 phases available on the GPU area and another phase for its full Gigabyte of memory.
The card comes factory clocked for you at a nice 860 MHz on the core and 4400 MHz on the memory (affective data rate). Now, perhaps you guys can remember it, early reports have shown that this card was able to achieve 1000 MHz on the core frequency, based on a core voltage tweak of course. Sitting on top of the GPU is the known Cyclone cooler.
You can read the full review right here.
Kingmax 2400MHz DDR3 module without heatsink
Kingmax releases DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming RAM, one of the first high-end desktop PC memory modules we've seen in a while that doesn't come with a heatspreader.
It is the unique and the only one DRAM module can be operated at 2400MHz without conventional heat sink. Instead of adding conventional heat sink, Nano Gaming RAM adopts the nano thermal dissipation technology?iNTD Tech?jto improve thermal performance by 10%. Its bandwidth can reach up to 19.2GB/sec under low voltage which means the performance will be more conspicuously improved in 3D shooting games that involve more rigorous requirements for speed.
Heat dissipation is always the key issue for the stability of system operation. Particularly in overclocking or 3D games, high temperature may easily cause the instability of operation. Targeting the overclocking and game market, KINGMAX DDR3 Nano Gaming Ram adopting NTD Tech increases the effect of heat radiation, it not only keeps the working temperature far lower than conventional heat sinks, but improves thermal dissipation performance by 10%, thereby effectively maintaining low temperature and high stability. In other words, only NTD Tech can replace conventional heat sinks and only Nano Gaming Ram can allow overclocking enthusiasts and gamers to feel free to challenge the overclocking limit.
KINGMAX Nano Gaming Ram not only has excellent thermal dissipation performance, but reaches 2400MHz and provides high speed transfer bandwidth up to 19.2GB/s with low voltage 1.65V and CL value 9-11-9-27. It exhibits great effects of 3D games. Besides that, Nano Gaming Ram has ASIC chip embedded for anti-counterfeiting purpose design to prohibit counterfeiting. Meanwhile, it supports dual channel platform of Intel P55 chipset (2200MHz above), to reach 100% system compatibility and stability, to fully satisfy the high quality requirements of overclocking and game masters.
Nano Gaming Ram series include 1600MHz, 2000MHz, 2200MHz and 2400MHz for different kind of Motherboard and CPU matches. All products have passed not only 100% rigorous tests before ex-factory delivery, but CE (EU), Intel?fs XMP certifications and RoHS. KINGMAX memory modules have been well acclaimed by consumers due to their excellent compatibility, stability and outstanding overclocking performance. KINGMAX provides worldwide lifetime warranty service to exemplify its persistence on premium quality and insistence on flawless customer service. For more information, please visit KINGMAX official website at http://www.kingmax.com/
Features of KINGMAX DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming Ram:
* Support Intel P55 Chipset
* Adopting Nano Thermal Dissipation Technology
* ASIC chip embedded for anti-counterfeiting purpose
* Lead-free production process
* TinyBGATM technology adopted: with advantages as compact size, well heat dissipation and low EM interference
* 100% product compatibility and stability
* High data transfer performance for overclocking enthusiasts and hardcore gamers
Specification of KINGMAX DDR3 2400MHz Nano Gaming Ram:
* 240-pin DDR3 2200MHz
* CAS Latency: 10
* Bandwidth: 17.6GB/sec
* Voltage: 1.5~1.8v
* Capacity: 4GB (2GB*2)
* Worldwide lifetime warranty