Sweet momma! Over in Asia an Asian guy (well we assume) apparently has been able to test a GeForce Titan 780 (which we assume it will be called). The upcoming flagship GPU for the consumer market scored an amazing X7107 points in 3DMark 11. Now if that score is for real then the Titan is a BEAST. A GeForce GTX 680 normally scores roughly X3250~3300 points, the dual GPU GeForce GTX 690 roughly X6000 and the ASUS ARES II (dual-GPU) we recently tested scores X6300.
Archive for January 2013
ADATA launched today the UV128 retractable USB flash drive. The trendy design features a sliding USB connector and a simplified configuration that eliminates the need for a drive cap. To this sleek and functional housing, ADATA has applied the full force of USB 3.0 technology, once again raising the performance bar for USB flash drives. The DashDrive UV128 embodies both functionality and aesthetics.
Futuremake is set to release their all new 3DMark for Windows on Monday February 4, at 18:00 UTC to be precise. Apparently there are some issues with the Android, iOS and Windows RT builds which will be released likely weeks later. 3DMark uses a combination of in-app features and online web services to help users better understand their hardware. In these screenshots from the Windows version you can see the new performance graphs that accompany each test score.
A new year a new competition. This months Guru3D Rig of the month, January 2013, build comes from Kellen George, aka Kaged, though the chassis he used is a matter of taste style and preferences wise, the overall build is just extremely impressive, welcome to the color red.
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Logitech released their newest Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, the K811. Powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery, this ultra-thin illuminated keyboard features a 2.4GHz radio frequency (works up to 10 meters), 81 keys, a one-touch switching button to switch between your Apple Bluetooth devices (Mac, iPad, iPhone) and is backed by a 3-year warranty.
ZOTAC launched one more GeForce GTX 660, the Thunderbolt Edition, and that has absolutely nothing to do with the Thunderbolt interface. You will get a non-reference design PCB and updated cooling solution. The cooler may look like yet another aluminum fin stack ventilated by two fans, but it's a massive aluminum heatsink, with heat-transfer bolstered by three copper heat pipes.
One of the new games with PhysX support is Hawken, a free-to-play mech-based multiplayer shooter. NVIDIA created a video that shows off the game's PhysX capabilities. Developed using Unreal Engine 3, Hawken looks fantastic, putting players in the cockpits of lethal mechs, each with their own weapons, loadouts, and perks. Through kills and match victories, players will rank up and unlock new items for their mechs, opening up new tactical opportunities and new play styles. Being a free-to-play title, players also have the option of speeding progress along through the use of real money transactions, though these do not grant additional power or a competitive edge over players who progress through exclusively through the use of experience.
Download the GeForce 313.96 Beta driver. This is the recommended GeForce driver for the Crysis 3 Multiplayer Open Beta. It delivers a smoother gaming experience, and boosts SLI performance by up to 65%. EA’s recommended GeForce GPU for Crysis 3 is a GeForce GTX 560 or higher. For the Hi-Performance PC Specification, EA recommends GeForce GTX 680.
Abee has also released their latest mini-ITX PC case, the acubic D20. Measuring W229mm x D229mm x H249mm and weighing 4.6kg, this compact PC case comes with a front-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 and 2x audio ports, one 5.25-inch external drive bay, one 3.5-inch internal shadow bay, one 2.5-inch internal shadow bay, one PCI slot and has a 120mm NANO TEK Fan in front.
Crysis 3's open multiplayer beta is set to begin today, January 29, and developer Crytek has now posted a fresh tutorial video that shows off the two modes included in the test phase - Hunter and Crash Site.
Jetway announced availability of the NF82 mini-ITX motherboard for AMD R-Series APU embedded processors, codenamed eTrinity. The eTrinity platform delivers a high-performance platform to SMB and embedded system integrators developing low-power small form factor mini-PC solutions with exceptional graphics performance. Jetway is the first manufacturer to ship a mini-ITX motherboard supporting the new FS1r2 socket AMD R-Series APU.
This week AMD introduced a new quad-core AMD FX-series central processing unit with code-named Vishera core and Piledriver micro-architecture. The new chip is a tad faster than its predecessors in the same price category despite of the fact that is has reduced amount of cache memory. While the new AMD FX-4130 processor formally belongs to 4100-series chips, it is based on the latest-generation Vishera core design and features four Piledriver x86 cores.
Arguably it's been at such an all-time low that I'm glad to see it rise a little for the sake of the ODMs. But pricing of DDR3 memory is set to rise. Following sharp price reductions, the trend is now reversing as DRAM makers are cutting production and allocating more capacity to mobile DRAM and server memory. Contract quotes for 4GB DDR3 modules came at between US$17 and US$17.50 in the first half of January, DRAMeXchange data shows.
YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt to lure content producers, eyeballs, and advertiser dollars away from traditional TV, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.YouTube has reached out to a small group of channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that users would have to pay to access.
This AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 driver is compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series graphics cards. This display driver supports Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8.
With this driver, these products offer support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.
Radeon Profile Tool, or RadeonPro for short, is a free, user friendly utility designed to unleash the power of AMD Radeon video graphics cards. RadeonPro applies user defined profiles upon game start, just define once the desired 3D settings for each game and have all those settings applied every time you play, automatically
Microsoft announced availability of Office 365 Home Premium, a reiteration of the company's Office product line for consumers. Office 365 Home Premium is a cloud service designed for busy households and people juggling ever-increasing work and family responsibilities. The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling for US$99.99 for an annual subscription, the equivalent of US$8.34 per month.
It would be great if they pulled that off. There are now rumors on the web that NVIDIA might be working on reference smartphone and tablet designs. These designs should by ready by mid-2013 and should then be marketed and sold by NVIDIA's (board) partners. The first 7" and 10" devices will likely arrive by May or June which would be in time for Computex.
More AMD's Richland APU information and a bit of a comparison to the current Trinity models have been posted at CPU world. Model numbers of AMD processors with Richland core will stay mostly the same, except that the series name will change from Ax-5xxx to Ax-6xxx. As such, AMD A10-6800K will succeed A10-5800K, A8-6600K is going to replace A8-5600K, and so on.
Abee is releasing their newest micro-ATX PC case, the acubic G40. Measuring W249mm x D269mm x H318mm and weighing 4.6kg, this compact PC case comes with a front intake panel, a front-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 and 2x audio ports, one 5.25-inch external drive bay, three 3.5-inch internal drive bays, six 2.5-inch internal HDD (SSD) drive bays (shared 3.5-inch HDD drive bay, removable), four expansion slots and has one 120mm NANO TEK FAN in front.
This is the new Ashura CPU Cooler from Scythe. Supporting both Intel (LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011) and AMD (AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2) processors, the cooler is equipped with six 6mm copper heatpipes, an aluminum heatsink and a 140mm ‘Hayabusa’ PWM fan that operates at 300 to 1300 RPM. The Ashura will go on sale from February 6th for 4,980 Yen (about $55).
The teaser turned up unexplained on the PlayStation YouTube channel, teasing something on Friday, February 1. The title, Game Day 2013, suggests something related to the Superbowl, which takes place on February 3. Given how very God-of-War-y the teaser looks, I'm betting on a God of War: Ascension trailer airing during the match, with some sort of pre-reveal on Friday.
FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.80 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 2.80 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. The new AIDA64 update offers optimized benchmarks for Intel Atom Z2760, implements support for OpenCL 1.2 Update and OpenGL ES 3.0, and provides GPU details for the latest AMD Radeon and nVIDIA GeForce graphics accelerators.
Rumors indicate that Apple may soon add a 128GB model to its fourth-generation iPad lineup. Still waiting for a 128GB iPad? One could come sooner than you think. According to 9to5Mac, Cupertino is preparing to add a new SKU to its fourth-generation tablet line up, slotting next to the existing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations as a premium model. A source at a well known US retailer shared the devices' SKU information with the outlet, marked up with internal Apple terminology that described both WiFi-only and cellular-capable slates in black and white facades.
Toshiba released new 2TB Canvio HDDs; the Canvio Basics 3.0 and the Canvio Special Edition. Both models feature USB 3.0 connectivity. These HDDs have a MSRP of $189.99 and $219.99, respectively. Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of new two terabyte offerings to its Canvio storage lineup, including a 2 TB Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive and a 2 TB Canvio Special Edition portable hard drive.
Taiwan based manufacturer Aerocool is announcing the availability of the two new PC chassis Ferrum and Telum. Both chassis belong to the recently formed Templarius family . Templarius aims especially at gamers, who are looking for excellent gaming peripherals coming in one unique look. This new brand will feature products such as mice, keyboards, headsets and power supply units alongside PC chassis which will all come in a unified design. Templarius brand logo is designed in the style of medieval knights of Templar. Interested users are invited to join the Facebook fan page of Templarius Gaming, to be part of the “Knight’s Brotherhood!” community. New additions of the Templarius brand are the PC chassis Ferrum and Telum.
Tactus, a California company, has developed technology that can turn a flat tablet screen into a keyboard with bumpy button, according to the BBC .The keyboard bumps rise up from the screen when you need them and disappear when typing is finished. The company debuted the new technology at CES in Las Vegas. Due for release in the near future - 2014.