Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A cooler "slim" 28-mm in Gelid

The manufacturer Gelid Solutions has launched the Slim Silence i-Plus, a cooling system in the format "slim", designed for HTPC enclosures and other compact 1U platform. Compatible processors on socket LGA 1155, 775 and 1156, this cooler shows the dimensions of 95 x 93.5 x 28 mm and is equipped with a 75 mm fan.

The latter operates at a speed between 1200 and 2600 revolutions per minute, the noise does not exceed 27.8 dB (A). Guaranteed five years, Slim-Plus Silence i finally posted to 26 dollars or 20 euros.

PowerColor Radeon HD 6990 LCS

The specialist graphics cards AMD PowerColor preparing a water-cooled version of the Radeon HD 6990. As usual in the versions LCS waterblock s provided by the renowned brand EK. PowerColor Radeon HD 6990 the LCS is covered completely, block EK-FC6990 is responsible for the component side to provide cooling for the 2 cores, memory, voltage regulators and bridge chip, while the other side does the rest of chips memory.

Cisco stops Flip cameras

In March 2009, Cisco bought Pure Digital Technologies, the firm at the base of a social phenomenon: the pocket camcorders. The Flip Video has indeed been on the front of the stage for a few months, both small devices (about the size of a phone) have been successful. The videos in HD (720p) swept YouTube and other companies (Kodak, among others) have followed this path on Cisco.

However, Cisco has announced the end of "Flip" and the cessation of production. Cisco is refocusing on its traditional markets and the world abandons the public. The reason is obviously easy to find: for two years, smartphones have become very popular and filming in HD without any problem.

Intel will offer a development kit Thunderbolt

A development kit will be offered to builders who want to integrate Thunderbolt in their machines, according to Intel. Thunderbolt, an implementation on copper cable Lightpeak, can reach 10 gigabits per second, which is two times faster than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt has several advantages. The first is that the standard actually uses the PCI Express multiplexed (4 lines), which in theory allows to adapt to almost any interface Thunderbolt, as long as bullets controllers in PCI- Express exist.

Revealed the hardware requirements for the shooter Brink

Brink, new shooter for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Bethesda Softworks (www. brinkthegame. Com), will be available in Europe from next May 13. Meanwhile, the software company has compiled a list of minimum and recommended system requirements: Minimum Requirements Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent Memory: 2GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro or equivalent Operating System: Windows XP (SP3) / Vista / Windows 7 Hard Drive: 8GB of space liberoRequisiti Recommended Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 Memory: 3GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 Operating System: Windows XP (SP3) / Vista / Windows 7 Hard Drive: 8GB of free space Brink offers the single player game modes, multiplayer and co-operation and is rated PEGI: 16.

Powercolor HD6990 LCS Antilles cool

TUL Corporation is ready to unveil version LCS (Liquid Cooling Solution) of your video card Powercolor HD6990. The card features the full-cover waterblock FC6990 developed by the specialist Slovenian EK-WB which cools both GPUs at the same time, the video memory chips and VRM circuitry. This solution allows a significantly lower operating temperatures above zero and the annoying noise from the fan-turbine station used by the AMD stock cooler.

Transformer Pad Eee ASUS tablet will be the first for Italy

As part of Milan Design Week 2011 (12 to 17 April 2011), ASUS has designed a very interesting event where he has shown its latest products in a clue, except that they usually are used with high-tech devices. Inside the prestigious Milan Studio Digital photography studio where they are appreciated past photographers and designers, the Taiwanese company has organized a real sensory tunnel to allow the user to "experience" the latest technology to inspire the senses.

MSI H61I-E35: H61 in the Mini-ITX

MSI has announced the launch of the H61I-E35, a motherboard in Mini-ITX board based on a chipset H61 and for lovers of HTPC and other mini-PC. Compatible processors on socket LGA 1155, this motherboard has two DDR3 slots, one PCI-Express 1x slots, four SATA 3 Gbps Ethernet and audio controllers. Four USB 2.0 ports are present on the back, along with VGA and HDMI.

Displayed at a rate of 66 euros, H61I MSI-E35 is already available for preorder.

C202 Intel chipset from Gigabyte

The manufacturer Gigabyte has unveiled a new motherboard designed for servers and workstations, the GA-6UASL. Based on a chipset C202 (Cougar Point), this motherboard micro-ATX format supports Intel Core and Xeon E3 i3 on socket LGA 1155. It has a floor of 4 +1 Phase power and supports up to 32GB of DDR3-1333.

A PCI-Express 16x is present, and a PCI-Express x8, one PCI-Express 4x, and a PCI slot. Six SATA 3 Gbps connectors are also available, along with Intel 82574L controllers (Gigabit Ethernet) and XGI Z9s (graphics chipset supporting up to 64 MB of memory). Finally, there are six USB 2.0 ports, two RJ45 connectors, a VGA and a COM port.

IBM's new servers Power7

IBM has announced new servers that use its high-end processor, the Power7. The servers are approaching what IBM offered with Watson, who won the computer cons of human Jeopardy!. Both new models are the BladeCenter Express PS704Express PS703. The second is a dubbed version of the first and thus offers performance doubled.

The PS703 has two sockets and accepts Power7 to 2.4 GHz, 8 cores each is capable of running four threads, resulting in 64 threads on the model PS703 and 128 threads on the PS704, with 4 sockets. In terms of memory, the limit is 128 GB on the PS703 and PS704 on the 256 GB. As seen, if the number of cores is interesting, the frequency is low enough for Power7, capable of over 4 GHz in some servers.

Asus GT 520: New graphics card focused on entertainment.

Asus presents its new GT520 graphics card equipped with 1GB of DDR3 memory and DirectX 11, mainly for entertainment and home computers, has a completely passive cooling system which together with its low profile shape makes it the ideal choice to enhance the entertainment at home. Enviable performance without background noise.

Nvidia GPU based GeForce GT 520, the new Asus GT 520 features a completely passive design that ensures dissipation performance without any noise, which makes it the perfect choice to enjoy hassle-free games and multimedia content PC at home. It has a low profile form to further ensure compatibility, this chart also includes DirectX 11 technologies, support for Nvidia PhysX and CUDA.

A router for WiMAX mobility

For the few who have Internet access in WiMAX, IO DATA offers an interesting solution with WMX-GWMR. Indeed, this little device is a router capable of redistributing the WiMAX signal using Wi-Fi, 802.11g. It's interesting for people who have smartphones, tablets or laptops simply are not compatible WiMAX: The device will bridge the gap between WiMAX and Wi-Fi, like the 3G routers become increasingly popular.

Smartphopne a "satellite" Windows Mobile 6

Amazon has, in the U.S., smartphone surprising: it is compatible with the satellite phone. Indeed, this model is able to connect to a traditional network - the 850/1900 MHz 3G at AT & T - but also to TerraStar satellites, which offers telephony throughout the United States. The smartphone, sold $ 900, operates under a conventional operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the smartphone incorporates a GPS receiver. A microSD slot is the portion (16 GB maximum), but the internal memory is not indicated. There is also a 2.6-inch touchscreen at 320 x 240, a full keyboard and a 2 megapixel camera. But if the technology is interesting for backpackers - they remain in the U.S.

Bulldozer AM3 AMD says yes

We've finally received an official response from AMD about the compatibility of future CPUs with motherboards Bulldozer existing AM3: "There is no physical impossibility. We do not recommend it, but yes, it is possible to install a bulldozer on a motherboard AM3 "we said Steve Bourdon, public relations manager of AMD for France.

That puts an end to months of speculation and denials turn of events. As already announced Asus and MSI, this compatibility will require updating the BIOS and is restricted to certain models. Remember also that Bulldozer will not issue their full potential AM3: they miss including the fine management of the energy of the + and AM3 motherboards compatibility with DDR3-1866.

PowerColor: an HD Radeon 6990 Water

Sources said the manufacturer PowerColor have in the pipeline model of Radeon HD 6990 equipped with a factory water block and therefore intended to be used with a liquid cooling system. Carry two graphics chipsets Cayman, a total of 3072 stream processors and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (2 x 256-bit), the Radeon HD 6990 LCS (Liquid Cooling Solution) is single-slot format.

Compatible CrossFireX, AMD and HD3D Eyefinity, this graphics card also has a DVI outputs and four mini DisplayPort. The operating frequencies of components are unfortunately unknown. Remains to get the price and availability date of the Radeon HD 6990 LCS.

3D Vision NVIDIA websites

NVIDIA has released a plug-in Vision 3D, which lets you create a site using its stereoscopic 3D technology for distributing video. The plugin requires the use of Microsoft Media Player Platform Framework 2.5, formerly known as Silverlight Media Framework and now MPP. That means it is built on the same technology as NVIDIA 3D Web Community.

MPP is a media player open source websites. The goal is to design a multimedia player capable of streaming videos in 3D stereoscopic leveraging technology and 3D glasses Vision of the firm. The plug-in is free but requires creating an account at NVIDIA. The manufacturer's approach is interesting, since it is mainly aimed at professionals, it leaves the door open to amateurs who can play with the plug-in.

HP Z210: A Compact Workstation

HP has introduced the successor to his work station Z200, Z210 logically named. An embedded processor Xeon E3, this new model is available in two compact formats: CMT (Convertible Minitower) and SFF (Small Form Factor). Can accommodate multiple hard drives or SSDs, for a maximum of 4.5 TB of storage space, the Z210 uses to choose the integrated graphics chipset to Intel, or an additional graphics card (AMD or NVIDIA Quadro FirePro).

A hard drive self-destructive

Toshiba has announced a new line of hard drives that is very "secure" according to its manufacturer. The MK6461GSYG are 2.5 "hard drives that spin at 7200 RPM and offering capacity from 160 to 640 GB 256-bit AES Encrypted hard drives have a particular set of functions to cut off access to data. The first function to delete the encryption key in software and thus cut off access to data.

The aim is obviously to enable IT departments to ensure that data are erased and avoid problems in case of theft or dishonest employee. The second function is mainly dedicated to appliances such as copiers, ATMs, and in general all devices that store sensitive data. Operation is simple: if the drive is off, the key is deleted.

The Enforcer CM Storm arrives

The manufacturer CM Storm (Cooler Master) has announced that its case should Enforcer soon make its appearance on European soil. For players, this box displays the dimensions of 229 x 485 x 524 mm and weighing up to 8.9 kg. It has a steel frame and is completely black, inside and outside. Compatible with micro ATX and ATX, the Enforcer supports graphics cards with a maximum length of 390 mm.

USB to HDMI. With sound

IOGEAR has announced a new USB adapter that has the good sense to provide support for HDMI with sound, which is rarely the case with this type of device. The GUC2025H is compatible with USB 2.0 and uses DisplayLink technology, as many graphics cards USB. The card is able to work at 1080p and transmits audio via an integrated USB sound card.

Sold $ 100, the card has some limitations: IOGEAR does not indicate whether it is HDCP compliant - which is a good indication as to suppose that it is not compatible - and the performances are limited by the processor. It is effective for playing video with a recent CPU, but the games are forgotten.

Microsoft shows Windows 7 and IE on ARM 10

For the opening of the conference MIX11, Microsoft has fired on all cylinders: the publisher has published a first "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 10 and has demonstrated on a machine running Windows on a processor Nvidia Tegra 2. This is not entirely a surprise since Steve Ballmer said last January that the next Windows is running on ARM architecture.

The fact that Windows 7 is already compatible shows that the portage was not too difficult. According to witnesses present there, the presentation was very fluid. IE 10 also promises improved support for recent web technologies such as gradients CSS3. The next development versions of IE10 be published every 8 to 12 weeks and still incorporate new standards (eg 3D transformations CSS3).

Gelid Solutions Silence i-Plus Slim, low profile heatsink for Sandy Bridge

The thermal solutions specialist Gelid Solutions adds to its catalog of its product line the new silent sink height only 28mm Slim Silence i-Plus, compatible with Intel Socket 775/1155/1156. This little sink is capable of dissipating up to 82W of heat, with a compact design that fits perfectly into plates Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, HTPC Computer, Panel PC, Car PC, and even in just 1U servers.

TDJ: transimpedance MUKii, Asus Rampage III BE

Our fellow Cowcotland recently posted a review of the transimpedance MUKii manufacturer, a hard drive dock, showing dimensions of 153 x 91 x 86 mm and weighs 300 grams. Compatible with hard drives (SSD) SATA 2.5-or 3.5 inches, this dock has a USB 3.0 interface. Verdict? For his part, Brother 59 Hardware has reviewed the Rampage III Black Edition Asus, a motherboard based on X58 chipset.

Equipped with four PCI-Express 2.0 x16, two PCI-Express x1, two SATA 6 Gbps, seven SATA 3 Gbps and Gigabit Ethernet controller, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, Audio 7.1 (SupremeFX X- fi), FireWire and USB 3.0, this motherboard is really complete, especially as a Thunderbolt Xonar card is even part of the bundle ...

War of the SSD

The news had shaken up in recent weeks in the small world of SSD: OCZ Vertex 3, Crucial M6/Micron C400, Intel SSD 320 and 510, with the widespread burning in 25 nm ... it was time to take stock.

Intel chipset Z68 from May 8?

If you believe the latest rumors circulating on the web, the Z68 chipset from Intel should be formalized as early as 8 May. So far, we had to settle for a date far more vague "in the second quarter of 2011, between 8 and 14 May Sandy Bridge for processors on Socket LGA 1155, the Z68 chipset should allow the overclocking of the CPU and enable access to integrated graphics, while providing some nice features like the SSD Caching.