Monday, May 9, 2011

AMD: Catalyst 11.5 are available

AMD has put online the final version 11.5 of its Catalyst graphics drivers unified. For Radeon HD 2000 and newer, as well as Radeon IGP 3000 and 4000, these drivers bring their unsurprisingly lot of bug fixes, improvements and innovations. We note for example the correction of bugs affecting Civilization V on Windows XP, improvements in functionality over configurations HydraGrid EyeFinity or correction of a number of bugs affecting PowerDVD, Windows Media Player or Bioshock in Windows 7.

From Starcraft commented on Tom's Games

Our colleagues Tom's Games have a little surprise for you: live broadcasts of tournaments commented Starcraft 2! It's excellent "ZeratoR - GameCreds home. com - which orchestrates the whole. You may be unaware, but the big plays good gamer, you do not play just for fun ... The best players sometimes receive a wage and win prizes ranging from 100 € to 5 000 € per tournament! On the menu tonight at 19 hours: two major competitions.

A first sighted Sandy Bridge CPU Socket LGA 2011-EP

Processors and motherboards Intel LGA 2011 should be announced within the last quarter of this year already but someone managed to get my hands on an Engineering Sample of the new Sandy Bridge-EP so much to offer it on eBay at a price equal to As of this writing, at $ 1,359.99. The model for sale is a Q19D ES-EP Sandy Bridge architecture based on 8-core processors with Hyper Threading enabled (able to handle 16 threads simultaneously), frequency of operation equal to 1.60 GHz and 20 MB of shared cache (it This value is indicated by the seller but in our opinion appears to be the total CPU cache).

Data-meltdown on PSN: The Hunt for the hackers: Sony toying with suspension of a reward

Sony is a reward for information leading to the arrest of the hacker who taps in the PSN million customer data? thinks the PS3 manufacturer about it. Fix is therefore still nothing, the current leaders weigh the pros and cons of the measure. Still, the lack of consent of the corporate headquarters in Tokyo.

If Sony suspends a reward, which should take place in cooperation with the FBI and similar legal authorities in other countries. Meanwhile, thinks she knows who, where Sony has to look: at Anonymous. The Internet edition of the Journal of Finance reported by long-established members of the Internet Alliance, have suggested that hackers are responsible from their own ranks for the data-case scenario.

Test board socket FM1 APU "Llano" AMD A-series

VR-Zone on the site at this address was published the image of a prototype board for APU family Llano (AMD Fusion A-series mid-range built with technology that will integrate a 32nm GPU and CPU in a single package) . This is a test board that AMD has used to test specific VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) socket FM1 and the new features that will be implemented based on platforms of different manufacturers.

Widi new Intel drivers to handle HDCP protected content

Intel has recently updated drivers for Widi notebooks feature the latest generation of support for the Wireless Display. This technology, in fact, uses the integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge CPU and network card Intel Wi-Fi, so the new drivers is related precisely to these two components. That said, the news are very interesting and affecting the ability to stream video via Wi-Fi protected even stream 1080p HDCP 2.0 as those available on DVD and Blu-ray or even available online.

Six ASUS motherboards in the line-up for AMD Bulldozer

Appeared on the internet specifications of the new family of motherboards based on ASUS AM3 + 900 series chipset. In the list published by sweclockers. com, there are six models, three of which are based on the AMD 970 chipset and equipped with two PCI Express x16 configured as x16 and x4, 3 to 6Gbps SATA connectors and USB 3.0 ports.

The model M5A99X EVO is better based on the AMD 990X chipset and has two PCI Express x16 connector can be configured as x8 + x8 for SLI and Crossfire systems implementation, 6 SATA ports and 2 SATA 3Gbps 6Gbps addition to two eSATA connections of which is fed . There are also USB 3.0 ports and a number of ASUS proprietary technologies such as TPU, EPU and Digi + VRM.

Aerocool launches new box labeled RS-9 Red Devil

AeroCool presents its new box called RS-9 Red Devil, has a bold design and a striking red light. The new RS-9 Red Devil is compatible with ATX and Micro ATX, its design has the inside and rear fully painted in red, is also presented in the light of their fans. As for its cooling system, the RS-9 Red Devil includes two 120mm fans situated in the front and rear as an option you can add four more 120mm/140mm on top and on its side, these fans can be controlled manually from the front, besides, its configuration allows the installation of a cooling liquid through the holes in the rear.

KGPU: Linux kernel accelerated by GPU

Was used to seeing applications accelerated by graphics processors, but operating systems have not yet followed the same path. They can not delay: KGPU is a project to modify the Linux kernel that takes advantage of graphics processors built into our PCs. Open Source (Linux requires) project began in late March and is already bearing some fruit.

Its developers have well developed routines acceleration module encryption (AES) file system built into Linux. Developers have seen an acceleration of 3 to 4 times the rates in reading and writing. These figures were obtained on a machine containing an Intel Core i7 930 to 2.8 GHz and a Geforce GTX 480 reference (the development was done via CUDA).

CM thinks of notebooks that are hot

While we are only in May, Cooler Master is thinking about the summer heat in a few weeks which should begin to hurt our dear and tender laptops. The manufacturer has indeed to announce the launch of Infinite NotePal EVO, a cooling system for notebooks with 17 inch or less. Showing the dimensions of 410 x 310 x 61 mm and weighs 1.2 kg, the Infinity NotePal EVO has an aluminum frame and carries two 80mm fans running at a speed adjustable between 750 and 1400 rpm.

Two other cards from Asus Z68

After those of P8Z68 Pro-V, it is the turn of the characteristics of future P8Z68-V Deluxe Asus P8Z68 to emerge on the canvas. Unlike some of its competitors, the manufacturer does indeed launch account that three motherboards based on Intel Z68, at least initially. Equipped with a floor of 16-phase VRM power, these motherboards have four DIMM slots for up to 32GB of DDR3-2200.

Three PCI-Express 16x are available, configurable 8x/8x/4x. There are also 12 USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports and audio controllers 7.1 and Bluetooth 2.1. The P8Z68-V also has the VGA, DVI and HDMI, while the Deluxe model is devoid of any graphical output. However, if the P8Z68 Deluxe has a Firewire controller, two Ethernet connectors, two eSATA ports and four SATA 6 Gbps (in addition to four SATA 3 Gbps), the V-P8Z68 must be "satisfied" of a single connector Gigabit Ethernet, two SATA ports and a 6 Gbps eSATA port.

HP Elite L2201x: a 21.5-inch finesse

The manufacturer HP is expected to launch on June 1 next a new model of LCD, Elite L2201x. With a 21.5-MVA-inch display capable of full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this monitor features an LED backlight, hence the design - rather pleasant - all finesse of the Elite L2201x (10 mm thick). The contrast ratio of this screen reaches 5000: 1, while the brightness peaks at 250 cd / m².

Note also the presence of a DisplayPort input. Rate side, HP indicates a suggested retail price of 249 dollars, 173 euros (VAT) approx.

Barts two chipsets on a Radeon?

If we are to believe some sources, PowerColor could use the upcoming Computex to unveil a model equipped with two Radeon graphics chipsets Barts, identical to that found in the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870. The manufacturer has even already produced a working prototype of this map. This dual-Radeon GPU has two power connectors PCI-Express and would be compatible CrossFireX.

A bridge, probably a PLX chip or LucidLogix, would undertake the distribution of costs between the GPU. This card has also 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a bus 2 x 256-bit. Two DV output, an HDMI port and two DisplayPort outputs would finally available. The operating frequencies of the GPU and memory are still unknown, as the name of this map.

OCZ Solid 3: SandForce entry level

While it has not yet been officially launched by OCZ, the Solid 3 has nevertheless already made its appearance in some pre-order e-shops. This is an opportunity to discover its characteristics ... Controller-based SandForce SF-2281, the SSD market for entry-level uses NAND flash memory chips in 25 nm MLC engraved and has a SATA 6 Gbps.

At 2.5-inches, the Solid 3 should be available in capacities of 60 GB and 120 GB for performance, we can expect speeds of around 500 MB / s read and 450 MB / s writing, while performance in reading / writing 4 KB culminate at 20,000 IOPS. Finally reach the MTBF 2 million hours. Currently available at 109 euros respectively and 190 euros, Solid 3 60GB and 120 GB of OCZ have not yet actual availability date.

Corsair: the alims Builder CX-cons attack

The manufacturer Corsair has announced the launch of the second generation of power supplies Builder CX Series. Logically baptized Builder CX Series V2, the 80Plus certified power supplies are available in powers from 430W, 500W and 600W. These modular power supply not comply with the ATX12V v2.3 and enjoy an active PFC.

Feature a single +12 V rail and a 120mm fan, the Builder CX V2 also incorporate several protection systems against undervoltage, overvoltage and short circuits. MTBF reaches for his 100,000 hours. 3 year warranty, the V2 CX430, CX500, CX600 V2 and V2 should be available by the end of the month at recommended retail prices of 49 dollars (the equivalent of 34 euros HT), 64 dollars (44 euros VAT) and 74 dollars (51 euros HT).

Powercolor "watercooler" the Radeon HD 6990

The manufacturer PowerColor has formalized its new LCS (Liquid Cooling Solution) HD6990, Radeon HD 6990 equipped with a factory single-slot waterblock and therefore intended to be used with a liquid cooling system. The Radeon HD6990 LCS carries two graphics chipsets Cayman (a total of 3072 stream processors) running at 830 MHz (880 MHz overclocked mode, with the second BIOS) and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (2 x 256-bit) operating at 1250 MHz.

Samsung renews its range of 3D displays.

Samsung announces the renewal of its 3D monitors ideal for enjoying multimedia content with maximum realism and quality. 2D images into 3D. The new 3D monitors including Samsung Series 7 and 9 provide maximum performance, sophisticated design and high versatility and flexibility. The Series 7 LED technology features are available in 23 and 27 inches, has a Full HD resolution 1920 × 1080 and a 3D reproduction that allows media content play at full quality.

TDJ: MSI Wind U270, Radeon HD 6450

Our fellow Cowcotland just put online a test of the MSI U270, a laptop with a 11.6-inch screen and based on an AMD platform Brazos. We thus find a Zacate E-350 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive and a graphics chipset Radeon HD 6310 integrated. Verdict? For its part, our fellow GinjFo just put online a test of the Radeon HD 6450, the latest entry-level graphics solution AMD ...

When Apple is using the pictures on its customers

Cliché No. 1 on the Apple computer users: the art, they do not know, they buy the design. And Apple has obviously understood what "cliché" and applies to its support. When a client wanting to add memory to an iMac G5 is seeking information on the Apple site, it can fall on a note of the knowledge base that explains the principle of dual channel.

The extension is effective - even if the concept of placing two parallel bars is not complicated - but especially the last paragraph that is challenging, as you can see. Apple thus tries to reassure customers by saying that it's not complicated, especially playing on the clichés ... Remember however that the analogy with the socks is the average side of Apple: the company sold iPod socks and they were not offered in pairs ...

Get Wi-Fi N Dual Band USB port on his

Trendnet has just introduced what it considers to be the first USB Wi-Fi N Dual Band, but one can question the usefulness of the TEW-684UB. The firm says it is possible to connect the adapter to the wireless router to take advantage of the Internet, and the second antenna is used to connect to another USB Adapter Trendnet Wireless N.

This suggests that this adapter dual band plays primarily the role of tutor. The TEW-684UB is a complement to the TEW-687G, an adapter that acts as a repeater, that is to say, he picks up the network router to return it to another terminal. The TEW-687G uses a Gigabit Ethernet port. The TEW-684UB uses the same principle, but the Internet connection sharing wireless router with other Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet connection.

LG screens are a problem on the iPad 2

LG have been forced to slow production of slabs for iPad 2 because they would cause problems with light leakage found on some models (see video below). Samsung also have the opportunity to increase its supply of screens for the tablet to the apple. The iPad 2 is thinner thanks, among other things, passing a slab of 0.85 mm for the old model to 0.62 mm.

Many have asked if it would not cause problems. It seems that Samsung panels are free of defect, unlike those of LG. This explains why, according to DigiTimes, the latter did that delivered 3.2 million to Apple, Samsung cons 4 million. The problems involving the two slabs of the iPad would be limited to its production line 6G.