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Archive for October 2012
This months Guru3D Rig of the month, October 2012, build comes from Martijn Laman aka Meelobee. Martijn is from the Netherlands and he has been working on a project for a while now, it's not your average PC alright as it is a bare-bone exoskeleton slash inverted OC with visible components. It has to be the weirdest yet intriguing build you have seen to date, not everybody will like it but everybody will agree with one thing, this is very unique. He names his box Project Inverted.
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Download AfterBurner 2.2.5 - MSI announced today that its Afterburner V2.2.5 overclocking utility and its Kombustor testing utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide. MSI Afterburner is ultimate graphics card utility, co-developed by MSI and RivaTuner teams. This utility enables all MSI graphics card users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information on the fly. This application is a complete software solution which supports almost all graphics cards.
Hitman: Absolution is almost upon us and Freddie Wong (and his RocketJump team) has decided to create a live action short film, based on IO Interactive's upcoming third person shooter/stealth game. Agent 47 versus... a well .. shoot. A Hitman flick the way a Hitman flick should be. Special thanks to IO Interactive and Square Enix for making this video possible.
Sharkoon launches X-Tatic AIR Wireless headset, developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but is also compatible with PC, Wii as well as TV sets and other sound sources with RCA audio outputs. The digital 2.4 GHz transmission technology of the X-Tatic AIR ensures clear voice and gaming sound within a radius of up to ten meters from the console or rather the transmitter unit*, while the enclosed NiMH batteries support gaming sessions of up to ten hours.
MSI is officially adding two true eye-catchers to its All-in-One PC line-up, the MSI AE2712 and AE2712G. Both All-in-One PC's are equipped with a 27" 1920 x 1080 full HD display, ecompassing up to 10 multi-touch points and a beautiful frameless design. The heart of the AE2712G is driven by the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics card. Completed by the all new Windows 8 operating system, the MSI AE2712 is a true example of a PC of the future. The MSI AE2712 will be in stores across Europe by the first week of November.
NVIDIA have worked with EA to offer some exclusive Crysis 3 Alpha Trial keys available on GeForce.co.uk – there’s only 5000 and once they’ve gone that’s it! First come, first served. the first 5,000 people who sign up starting at 8am UK time / 9am CET on October 31st, 2012. Play will begin on November 2nd and will proceed until November 10th.
This months Guru3D Rig of the month, October 2012, build comes from Martijn Laman aka Meelobee. Martijn is from the Netherlands and he has been working on a project for a while now, it's not your average PC alright as it is a bare-bone exoskeleton slash inverted OC with visible components. It has to be the weirdest yet intriguing build you have seen to date, not everybody will like it but everybody will agree with one thing, this is very unique. He names his box Project pǝʇɹǝʌuı (yes .. read that up-side-down).
ASUS releases its latest LCD monitors namely the 23-inch VX238T and VX238H. The two models feature LED backlighting, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 250 cd/m2 of brightness level, a dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000,000:1 and two built-in 1.5 W speakers. The ASUS VX238T and VX238H also adopt the Splendid Video Intelligence technology that optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness.
SteelSeries announced a series of themed peripherals for Activision Publishing, Inc. and award-winning development studio Treyarch's highly-anticipated, epic game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Available November 13th, the PC peripherals will include the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gaming Mouse and three QcK mousepads with artwork from the title that takes gamers to the year 2025 for the most advanced Call of Duty gaming experience ever – including the official game logo badge and iconic future soldier images.
NZXT has released their Kraken Series All-In-One Liquid Coolers - High performance liquid cooling has finally arrived in an easy to use, all-in-one package. NZXT releases the Kraken, the first premium all-in-one water cooler series for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 are high end, all-in-one 140 mm and 280 mm liquid-cooling solutions where ease of use meets unmatched performance.
DigiTimes learned from Taiwanese phone makers that demand for Windows Phone 8 devices it not expected to be strong: While Nokia, HTC and Samsung Electronics will launch Windows Phone 8 (WP8) devices beginning in November, in line with Microsoft unveiling the mobile operating system on October 29, market demand for such smartphones is not expected to be considerably large due to the time taken for consumers to learn the operating system and strong competition from iPhone and Android models, according to market watchers.
ARM is talking about its Cortex-A50, a series of energy-efficient 64-bit processors that will become available in 2014. ARM announced the new ARM Cortex-A50 processor series based upon the ARMv8 architecture, extending ARM’s leadership in performance and low power. The series initially includes the Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 processors and introduces a new, energy-efficient 64-bit processing technology, as well as extending existing 32-bit processing. The scalability of the processor series enables ARM partners to create system-on-chips (SoCs) that address diverse markets, from smartphones through to high-performance servers.
IBM has just reached a new pretty significant milestone. They have created a new computer chip based on carbon nanotube technology that has more than 10,000 transistors. This is a far cry from the current generation of silicone-based microprocessors, but it does demonstrate a lot of potential for carbon nanotubes moving forward. As you might remember, carbon nanotubes are constructed with sheets of cabon that are just a single atom thick, rolling them into a cylinder.
Okay it is not really surprising, it has been revealed that Infinity Ward is currently working on the next instalment of the immensely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise. Captain Price actor Bill Murray accidentally let slip to a journalist on a flight that he is reprising the role of Price. Modern Warfare 4 is expected to be released next November. Bill Murray: "Yeah, on Monday I am off to meet Infinity Ward about the next game, Modern Warfare 4, I'm doing work on the sequel to Modern Warfare 3, it carries straight on and I only ever appear in the Modern Warfare games..."
Xigmatek released the new PRAETON LD963 CPU cooler. It is compatible with Intel (LGA 1366/1156/1155/775) or AMD (FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+) processors with a TDP of up to 115 W. Measuring 104mm x 93mm x 44mm, the PRAETON LD963 features three 6 mm heatpipes using H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch) technology, aluminum alloy fins, and a 90 mm Hydraumatic bearing fan operating at 1200 to 2800 RPM (maximum sound output if 22 dBA).
AMD announced that it will design 64-bit ARM technology-based processors in addition to its x86 processors for multiple markets, starting with cloud and data center servers. AMD’s first ARM technology-based processor will be a highly-integrated, 64-bit multicore System-on-a-Chip (SoC) optimized for the dense, energy-efficient servers that now dominate the largest data centers and power the modern computing experience. The first ARM technology-based AMD Opteron™ processor is targeted for production in 2014 and will integrate the AMD SeaMicro Freedom™ supercompute fabric, the industry’s premier high-performance fabric.
MSI has announced the launch of its new-generation barebone PC system: the Hetis H61 series. This series uses the latest Intel H61 chipset, and support the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor), the first processor of its kind to have the graphics processing unit (GPU) and CPU integrated onto the same chip, while also building a set of visual functions into the chip that ensure higher image quality when viewing video content or photos.
DeepCool has released a new cooler called the new Big Frost dual-tower CPU cooler. Dubbed as the Big Frost Extreme Edition, the CPU cooler is equipped with six nickel-plated copper heat pipes, a mirror finish base and a pair of UF120 PWM-controlled fans. The cooler is available for LGA2011, LGA115x, LGA1366, AM3+/AM3/AM2+, and FM2/FM1 CPU sockets.
Mouse Computer is bringing you their latest all-in-one desktop PC namely the Lm-One-T2270BR-A. Powered by a 2.20GHz Intel Core i7-3632QM processor, this space-saving machine is equipped with a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD touchscreen display, an Intel HM76 Express Chipset, an Intel HD Graphics 4000, a 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc drive, a 1MP webcam, a multi-card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE and runs on Windows 8 OS with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 pre-installed.
A manufacturer called Chuwi has outed their newest Android 4.1 tablet ‘V99 Retina’ for the mass market. Specs-wise, the device sports a 9.7-inch with a whopping 2048 x 1536 IPS capacitive multi-touch Retina display. The tablet has a 1.6GHz Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processor, a Mali-400 GPU, a 1GB RAM, a 16GB of flash storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual cameras (2MP front & 2MP back), 1080p Full HD video playback support, 3G external support, WiFi, a 10000mAh battery and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Intel launched the SSD 335 series, the company's first solid state disk line that uses 20nm MLC NAND flash memory from IMFT, a joint venture between Micron and Intel. The SSD 335 is a 6Gbps SATA SSD that is solely available with a capacity of 240GB. It's based on the SandForce SF-2281 controller and it's essentially the same as the SSD 330, but with 20nm NAND flash memory instead of 25nm.
Koolance released the CPU-380I and CPU-380A waterblocks for Intel and AMD processor. The two models are priced at $74.99 and are immediately available from Koolance's webshop. The new CPU-380I (Intel sockets) and CPU-380A (AMD sockets) are now available. The Koolance CPU-380 sets a new standard for manufacturing quality and thermal performance. From the microfin cold plate and flow path to the mounting hardware, every aspect of the block has been refined with unprecedented results.
Well as we shown a couple of days ago already, Google is launching its new Nexus devices amounts to little more than a post on the company's blog. New in Google's lineup is the 10" Nexus tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel screen, a 4.7" Nexus 4 smartphone with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, and a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet (with optional HSPA+).
Something tiny and simple today. We review the MX-Technology MX-ES USB 3.0 SLC flash drive, a USB 3.0 stick equipped with SLC NAND Flash memory allowing it to boast speeds up-to 160MB/s for read and writes ! So this flash drive will get you performance of roughly 160MB/sec peaks and that really is unheard of for a small handy flash storage drive.
Read the full Guru3D review here.
LaCie, together with Porsche Design, announced the P’9223 Slim SSD. This product is the latest extension of the Porsche Design portfolio and the fastest LaCie USB hard drive to date. It combines USB 3.0 speeds with an optional SSD to maximize performance, and its sleek form factor echoes an aluminum exterior.
QNAP announced today a major expansion of the number of compatible peripherals available for its family of Turbo NAS products. The major additions include a Seagate 2.5-inch 1TB internal SATA hard drive and 2.5-inch 1TB external storage device, two Arkeia Software 3rd party software apps and seventy network cameras.
Cougar released their latest RX Power Supply Series. Targeting the gaming fan boom after the big global gaming event, the COUGAR RX PSUs are rather humble yet more suitable and affordable to game newbies as compare to the PSUs that are focusing on high-end market of the business. The COUGAR RX Series' classic color mix of black and orange-red gives a masculine and playful character to the product.
We review the MX-Technology MX-ES USB 3.0 SLC flash drive, a USB 3.0 stick equipped with SLC NAND Flash memory allowing it to boast speeds up-to 160MB/s for read and writes ! So this flash drive will get you performance of roughly 160MB/sec peaks and that really is unheard of for a small handy flash storage drive.
Well, there's something different. Urbanears has unveiled the new Tweed Edition headphones. These headphones feature brown ear-caps, a brown textile cord with Kevlar core and a hand sewn Harris Tweed label to ensure its authenticity. The Plattan Tweed Edition headphones are covered in hand-woven Harris Tweed, which is made from 100 percent virgin wool.
ECS announced its "ECS Trinity Challenge" Online OC Competition with FM1/FM2 platform motherboards on HWBOT. Meanwhile, ECS is proud to announce its second cooperation with HWBOT for online OC competition globally. ECS would like to take this chance to introduce a series of new FM2-based motherboard to enthusiast community through this competition.
Gigabyte launched an array of notebooks and a tablet with fabulous functions and powerful specifications. Each GIGABYTE model is highlighted by the number of ports that is available to give the user complete convenience, sleek innovative design, and Global warranty for a complete peace of mind. By launching a slate S1082, a Convertible Ultrabook U2142, a high performance Ultrabook U2442, and two high-end Gaming Notebooks – P2542/P2742; GIGABYTE has expanded its line and range of notebooks.
Cooler Master introduces two new Apple-oriented products; the Cube and the Clutch. Cooler Master, an award winning designer and manufacturer of thermal and protective solutions for computers and mobile devices today announces two brand new additions to its line of versatile Mac accessories, the CUBE and CLUTCH.
HAWKEN's objective-based missile assault mode pits squads against each other in a race to control three missile silos. Once under your control, the silos will launch missiles against the enemy base-but first you have to capture the silos. Sharp tactics and teamwork will trump a fast trigger finger in this fight as the team whose base gets slagged first loses.
Download AIDA64 version 2.70 FinalWire released updated AIDA64 Extreme Edition software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.