AMD to drop ATI branding
Volkmann, AMD's vice president of global corporate marketing told THINQ the following:
"It's literally the standard battery of questions: Are you aware of this brand? Would you consider it? And then we ask a very specific form of a preference question."
"The Radeon brand and the ATI brand are equally strong with respect to conveying our graphics processor offering," he goes on to saying.
Windows Live Sync upgrades and rebrands to Live Mesh
Microsoft launched the beta of Windows Live Sync along with Windows Live Essentials 2011, allowing users to sync files and data between PC and PC, and between your PC and the cloud. After the most recent beta refresh, Microsoft will be rebranding Sync to Windows Live Mesh.
We continue to see that the primary way customers are syncing files is between their different PCs (or Macs). And we will continue to make it easy to sync virtually unlimited amounts of data between your PCs. When syncing files to the cloud, beta participants get 2 GB of synced cloud storage. Only 2% of these participants are using more than 1.5 GB. However, Live Mesh offers 5 GB, and while only a small number of Live Mesh customers use all their space, we want to ease migration and increase the online storage limit from 2 GB to 5 GB.
A number of customers have asked why we don't allow you to sync up to 25 GB, given that 25 GB is the SkyDrive limit. While we merged Sync and Live Mesh in this release, we did not merge the online storage system used for Live Mesh with the one used for Office or Photos on SkyDrive. This means that each system has different storage limits and is optimized for different scenarios.
SkyDrive offers enough storage for you to share documents and photos with friends, family, and co-workers. Hotmail offers enough storage for you to store your email, calendar, and contacts. Windows Live Mesh lets you sync all your files and folders across your PCs and devices, and provides enough cloud storage for your most important files. Over time, we'll be considering ways to do even more to share information across these systems.
Company of Heroes Online Allies Trailer; Beta
NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro/ION v259.47 WHQL
New support for mainstream GeForce 400 products.
Please see the source URL for more info and download links.
Thermaltake Jing Silent CPU Cooler
Thermaltake intro's their latest CPU air-cooler specifically developed for silent operation while maintaining a maximum of cooling efficiency, the Thermaltake Jing. Its name is derived from the Chinese, representing
Cheaper PowerColor 5850 and 5830 spotted
The colleagues over at techpowerup noticed that PowerColor quietly added new somewhat more cost-effective Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5830 graphics cards to its lineup:
"The two are based on a new common PCB design that's shorter (10.4"), and uses a cost-effective component layout. The cooler also keeps up, it is more compact, and has a simpler heat pipe-based design. Both cards stick to the AMD reference clock speeds: 725/1000 MHz (core/memory) for the HD 5850, and 800/1000 MHz (core/memory) for the HD 5830. As far as connectivity goes, the HD 5830 V2 lacks one DVI. "
The products could end up a tidbit cheaper opposed to the current lineup, and that's always good.
Sony Halts Sales of PS3 Jailbreak
In an attempt to prevent and act against the PS Jailbreak Sony has made steps to make sure that it doesn't get out of hand. It's not a new firmware update, though. For now, they're targetting the modchips that make the hack possible. As of yesterday, they've managed to secure a temporary injuction from Australia's Federal Court, blocking the sale and importation of the new PS3 modchips.
The injunction means that until August 31, none of the modchip's Australian distributors will be able to import, sell or otherwise offload the devices. What's more, they have to take all the stock they already have and leave them with Sony's solicitors until the August 31 deadline passes.
Sony has from now until August 31 to convince the courts that the injunction becomes a more permanent arrangement (temporary injunctions are designed to maintain the "status quo" until a matter can be settled). If they succeed, it'll mean the end of legal sales of the device in Australia, but if they fail, then once September 1 rolls around the chips will be able to go on sale.
Medal Of Honor: Fallen Angel Multiplayer Trailer
Point of View releases 850 MHz clocked GTX 460
If you want a REALLY fast pre-overclocked GeForce GTX 460 then Point of View might have the answer for you as they are releasing the BEAST. No-no seriously .. it's branded as Beast.
The Beast series are of highest and yield graphics cards and feature stability even beyond the documented clock settings of 855 MHz core clock, 1710 MHz shader clock and 4020 MHz memory clock (1005 MHz Quad Data rate GDDR-5).
All of the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 460
Guru3D Rig of the Month - August 2010
Guru3D Rig of the Month - August 2010
Meet Denis Assai , a factory worker. He made his PC his extraordinary looking PC. Well, just go look, we feel that is an awesome design ! Denis Assai is the winner of Rig of The Month August 2010. Meet this man at the age of 30, with little words yet a rather dark themed PC. Oh and props to Denis for making a splendid quality photo-shoot.
You can check out his beautiful build right here.
Zotac Releases Intel CULV-Powered Mini-PC and Mini-ITX
ZOTAC announces an ION platform with the processing power of Intel consumer low-voltage, or CULV, processors for new platforms with superior performance capabilities while maintaining class-leading energy-efficiency. The new ZOTAC ION platforms powered by Intel CULV processors include the new ZBOX HD-ND22, HD-NS21 mini-PCs, ION-ITX N series and ION-ITX P series mini-ITX platforms.
An Intel Celeron SU2300 processor powers the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ND22 and ION-ITX P series with dual-cores clocked at 1.3 GHz for multi-threaded processing power that delivers unprecedented performance levels in an energy-efficient mini-PC for demanding users. A Single-core Intel Celeron 743 processor powers ZOTAC ZBOX HD-NS21 and ION-ITX N series platforms for outstanding single-threaded CPU performance.
Corsair Announces Retail Availability Gold Power Supplies
Corsair announced the general retail availability of the Professional Series Gold AX1200, AX850, and AX750 power supply units. These PSUs, which feature 80 PLUS GOLD certification, were announced and shown at Computex in Taipei, and have won numerous accolades since then.
"The response of early users and reviewers to the Professional Series Gold PSUs has been phenomenal," stated Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of Components at Corsair. "We have been working overtime to meet the demand for this ultra-efficient, fully modular PSU, and are thrilled to announce that these highly anticipated products are now widely available from Corsair
Quad Core Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz on route
Word of mouth at Fudzilla is that Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge series will only feature hyperthreading in the most high-end Core i7 lineup:
Core i5 CPUs will be a native quad-core CPUs but they won
GeForce GTS 450 on September 13 and specs
Multiple rumors indicate thab the launch of GeForce GTS 450 is pending, and real soon as well.
From what we've heard in the channel September 13th (on a Monday) this new mid-range product will be released. Though unconfirmed the GF106 GPU empowering this product will have 192 shader processors and as such will be competing with the ATI Radeon HD 5700 series, the Radeon HD 5770 in specific.
Reported clock frequencies seem to be nicely high at 783 MHz on the core, 1577 MHz on the shader processors and 1804 (3600 effective) MHz on the memory, the 1GB DDR5 will run a 128-bit memory bus with a bandwidth of 57.8 MB/s,
If you guys think along with me a little, the original GTX 260 had 192 shader processors but nearly half more bandwidth. It seems though that the high clocks on the GTX 450 will compensate for a lot of performance, indicating roughly GTX 260 performance, yet now with DX11 compatibility, more memory and a FAR better price tag.
The latest rumors (and these really are rumors) suggest that the entry level the GTS 450 cards will retail at only $129, though we find that to be on the very low side. Exciting stuff though.
OCZ halts value Memory module line
It has been quiet surrounding OCZ memory for the past year alright and initial hints now confirm that OCZ will be retreating from the value memory module market. Read carefully, value. See, OCZ's biggest market are now SSD drives, it took them over by surprize as 50% of their sales now is in some way SSD related.
XBitlabs reports that OCZ Technology Group, of the leading suppliers of premium memory modules, said Wednesday that it would drop its memory business partly so that to concentrate on SSD products that now target various market segments, including high-margin enterprise-oriented solutions. The company, however, will continue to sell advanced memory modules for enthusiasts.
"The Value DRAM segments basically were not providing any profit to the company. Given our SSD growth trajectory - SSDs are more than 50% of our business on a go forward basis - and that fact that we dominate all segments of the SSD market in terms of performance, it just did not make sense to keep selling Value memory at 3% margins," said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of OCZ Technology.
OCZ has four major dynamic random access memory (DRAM) product lines: Enthusiasts, Gamers, Special Edition and Value. The latter product line accounted for over two thirds of OCZ's sales in 2009. As a result, with 50% of revenue already commanded by SSDs, it makes more sense for the manufacturer to assign more resources onto further development of solid-state drives as well as advanced memory modules.
"We have not specified exactly which exact lines are going away, but the emphasis will be on not just maintaining, but growing the high-end memory offering. This is the area we are traditionally strong in and customers can expect to see new premium memory products launching as we scale back our lower end lines. The distinct lines of what will be cut is an ongoing process as we optimize the product offering moving forward," said Alex Mei, chief marketing officer of OCZ.
Catalyst 10.8 drivers reveal 6000 series codenames
An interesting detail of yesterdays released Catalyst 10.8 drivers is that they entail entries in the binary files for the upcoming Radeon 'Northern islands' HD 6000 series. A total of 35 new product names are being listed in the atiicdxx.da_ file.
Ready, here we go: Barts, Cayman, Blackomb, Antilles and Whistler.
223,CAYMAN GL XT (6700),NI CAYMAN
224,CAYMAN GL XT (6701),NI CAYMAN
225,CAYMAN GL XT (6702),NI CAYMAN
226,CAYMAN GL XT (6703),NI CAYMAN
227,CAYMAN GL PRO (6704),NI CAYMAN
228,CAYMAN GL PRO (6705),NI CAYMAN
229,CAYMAN GL (6706),NI CAYMAN
230,CAYMAN GL LE (6707),NI CAYMAN
231,CAYMAN GL (6708),NI CAYMAN
232,CAYMAN GL (6709),NI CAYMAN
233,CAYMAN XT (6718),NI CAYMAN
234,CAYMAN PRO (6719),NI CAYMAN
235,ANTILLES PRO (671C),NI CAYMAN
236,ANTILLES XT (671D),NI CAYMAN
237,BLACKCOMB XT/PRO (6720),NI BLACKCOMB
238,BLACKCOMB LP (6721),NI BLACKCOMB
239,BLACKCOMB XT/PRO Gemini (6724),NI BLACKCOMB
240,BLACKCOMB LP Gemini (6725),NI BLACKCOMB
241,BARTS GL XT (6728),NI BARTS
242,BARTS GL PRO (6729),NI BARTS
243,BARTS XT (6738),NI BARTS
244,BARTS PRO (6739),NI BARTS
245,WHISTLER XT (6740),NI WHISTLER
246,WHISTLER PRO/LP (6741),NI WHISTLER
247,WHISTLER XT/PRO Gemini (6744),NI WHISTLER
248,WHISTLER LP Gemini (6745),NI WHISTLER
249,ONEGA (6750),NI TURKS
250,TURKS XT (6758),NI TURKS
251,TURKS PRO (6759),NI TURKS
252,SEYMOUR XT/PRO (6760),NI SEYMOUR
253,SEYMOUR LP (6761),NI SEYMOUR
254,SEYMOUR XT/PRO Gemini (6764),NI SEYMOUR
255,SEYMOUR LP Gemini (6765),NI SEYMOUR
256,CAICOS GL PRO (6768),NI CAICOS
257,CASPIAN PRO (6770),NI CAICOS
258,CAICOS PRO (6779),NI CAICOS
Afterburner 2.0.0 Beta 7 out
Guru3D and MSI have been working hard on AfterBurner, today we release the 2.0.0 Beta 7 revision of Afterburner, this application is almost one year old, during these year we successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities, and start to find out our competitors try to keep up with us on over-voltage function.
Afterburner 2.0.0 Beta 7 is out, in this beta Unwinder add a data filtering option to reject misreading spike caused by resource conflict when using another utility at the same time with Afterburner. But we still recommend you use Afterburner alone, and close Afterburner before run other monitor utility.
Powercolor debuts Eyefinity DisplayPort to DVI adapter
Powercolor releases an Active DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D adaptor that enables gamers to connect a DVI display to their Eyefinity setup.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announces an adaptor to make utilizing Eyefinity technology even easier. The PowerColor Active DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D adaptor, enables the multi-display ability through 3 DVI monitors.
The PowerColor Active DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D adaptor supports resolutions up to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) and 1080p HDTV, fully compliant to both DPCP and HDCP to ensure the full compatibility and successful transmission of video content. Furthermore, the adaptor supports up to 32-bit color depths which delivers the flexibility to meet the needs of most display applications.