Online News June 20, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) HIS Digital Sets New 3DMark World Record

    The latest product from HIS Digital, HIS 7970 X, set a new overclock world record. 4 x HIS 7970 X at 1480/1910MHz achieved 84669 marks on 3Dmark Vantage record. The 4 HIS 7970 X cards performed to its best with HKEPC OC Lab’s sophisticated “Tin Shui Wai” System. According to John Lam, the Team…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Doom 3 BFG Releases October 16th

    The enhanced re-release of Doom 3 is coming just in time for Halloween, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced. The “BFG Edition” of id’s classic FPS will be available on October 16 on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The console versions will retail for $40, while the PC version will be $30. BFG adds…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Australian R18+ Game Rating System Ends Mature Game Embargos

    Australian legislators voted in a new game rating system that expands choice for gamers, allowing them to play ESRB-Mature games, which often get restricted or banned in the Australian market. Called R18+, the new rating marks games restricted to consumption by people aged 18 and above. Before it,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16326/IMG_1008.jpg

    Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS’s Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their premium components, but also we know many exceptional individuals on the ROG team who toil on through cold…

  • [Techreport.com] TR BBQ IX to impact on August 11

    Cancel your plans, raid the bank account, and saddle up the family truckster on the weekend of August 11th so you can attend the ninth annual TR BBQ event on the shores of Lake Michigan. Dr. Fish has dropped all of the details into this forum thread…
  • [Techreport.com] Liquid cooling chills supercomputer, warms surrounding buildings

    Thanks in part to the popularity of closed-loop water coolers, liquid cooling is becoming more and more prevalent in high-end desktop PCs. Servers are getting in on the action, too, although you won’t find them using the same cooling gear. IBM developed a custom liquid cooling system…
  • [Expreview.com] Intel Announces Xeon Phi Co-Processors

    Recently Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family reached a new supercomputing milestone as the fastest adopted new processing technology to power 44 systems, including 3 Petascale-class supercomputers on the 39th edition of the Top500 list announced today. At the International Supercomputing…
  • [Expreview.com] Intel Purchases Wireless Patents From Interdigital for $375 Million

    Intel lately announced that certain of InterDigital’s subsidiaries have signed a definitive agreement to sell to Intel roughly 1,700 patents and patent applications for US$375 million in cash. These patents will support Intel’s strategic investments in the mobile segment. The agreement involves…
  • [Techreport.com] 7-inch Google tablet expected to launch next week

    This is shaping up to be a momentous month for tablets. In the wake of Microsoft’s Surface tablet announcement (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23133), DigiTimes reports that Google is about to announce (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120618PD220.html) a tablet jointly developed with Asus….
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] NVIDIA Releases New 304.48 Beta Drivers; Perf. Increases & Fixes Aplenty

    Yesterday, NVIDIA released the newest revision of their driver stack and it is filled with performance increases, new SLI profiles, updated 3D Vision compatibility and among many other items, includes control panel anti aliasing support for Diablo III.* Another important addition is a reversal of…
  • [Techreport.com] Intel Atom CPU anchors ultra-dense HP server

    A standard 4U rackmount enclosure measures 7″ tall, 19″ wide, and up to 24″ deep. How many servers do you think you could cram in one of those? 20? 100? How about 288? That’s the maximum density of Gemini, a high-density server spawned by HP’s Project Moonshot initiative.

    Each one of the…

  • [Expreview.com] Microsoft Unveils 10.6-inch Surface Tablet

    Microsoft lately unveiled two Surface tablets which are based on Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro, respectively. They are attached with Touch Cover (3mm) and Type Cover (1.5mm), separately. Window RT-based Surface tablet features NVIDIA ARM processor, weights 676g with thickness of 9.3mm, as well as…
  • [Techreport.com] Trinity-toting HP Envy Sleekbook now available

    Now you can get a not-quite-an-ultrabook from HP, too. The company has started taking orders (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/B5T12UA?HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6-1010us) for the Envy Sleekbook 6, a thin-and-light machine with a 15.6″ display and one of AMD’s new…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) D-Link SharePort DIR-505 Now Available

    D-Link today announced its SharePort All-in-One Mobile Companion (DIR-505) – an innovative new product every tablet and smartphone owner needs – is now shipping. SharePort offers instant USB sharing capabilities with the free D-Link SharePort Mobile app, enabling users to share videos, music, and…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Prolimatech Lynx CPU Cooler Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1960/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1960/1/) The Prolimatech Lynx CPU cooler is designed for the entry level market where someone wants a cooler that performs better than the retail boxed model that AMD or Intel offers. The Lynx…

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