Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shuttle XG41: performance desktop

A new line of products was recently announced by Shuttle under the brand has captured XG41 mini PC systems with compact dimensions and nettop desktop performance. The chassis of the Shuttle XG41, measuring 24.2 x 20 x 7.3 cm, while inside we find a motherboard for Intel LGA775 Intel Core models can accommodate up to 2 with 65 W TDP, has two memory slots for a total of 8 GB of DDR3 memory.

The card provides HDMI and DVI-I, Dual Gigabit LAN, 6 USB, 2 COM (RS-232 + RS-232/422/485), S / PDIF and analog as well as the expansion connectors and three mini-PCIe SATA 3 Gbit / s (you can place in homes up to three 2.5 "HDD or 1 slim optical drive and 2 2.5" HDD). The cooling system is entrusted to a heatsink with heatpipes coupled with a dual fan speed adjusted while the fanless power supply 90 W has been moved outside.

Gigabyte announced a significant addition to its series motherboards G1. Killer

Gigabyte announced a significant addition to its series motherboards G1-Killer, a technology developed by Advanced Stream Detect Bigfoot Networks. With the addition of Advanced Stream Detect technology, Gigabyte goes one step further for G1 series-Killer motherboards aimed at the most demanding users and especially gamers.

This technology is to prioritize network traffic for situations where you are watching a streaming video or downloading a file does not interfere with the latency online gaming, giving priority to the latter. Using the Network Manager software allows Killer to see how much bandwidth you are using, what applications are running and allows the management of control and adjustment of the bandwidth of each application to stop the best performance of all applications line.

Smartphone with touch screen: Nokia N9

The mobile operating system is a joint project of Intel and Nokia. A special feature is the controller, which takes place exclusively on the 3.9-inch touchscreen (854x480 pixels) with AMOLED screen technology and a keyboard.

There are three main screens in the operation, between which can be changed with a wipe finger right or left, a Home button is not available. Are several preinstalled applications, such as a browser (supports HTML 5), a media player, an e-mail app and the game "Angry Birds Magic". Social Networks (& Co.) are also accessible via the N9.

New Notebooks: Satellite P750 Series from Toshiba

Thanks to "turbo boost" technology, the Intel CPU reaches required, a maximum clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz. The graphic layout is done by a "GeForce 540M GT" graphics chip from Nvidia's CUDA architecture: The design of the chip allows parallel and thus faster computation of information.

For a low battery consumption makes the Nvidia Optimus technology: As required by the system switches between the power-saving internal graphics and external graphics chip with the higher energy consumption. A highlight of the graphics configuration, the 3D support. Connected via HDMI cable to a 3D-capable flat-screen televisions, the Satellite notebooks serve as a listening station for three-dimensional content.

Intel Core i7 980 coming June 26

According to information reported by VR-Zone, Intel will release June 26 CPU Core i7 980. This native 6-core processor LGA-1366 based on 32nm architecture Gulftown, is actually an old friend: This is the Core i7 980X without the suffix "eXtreme" with the multiplier locked upward and QPI bus of 4.8 GT/s.

The clock frequency is 3.33 GHz (3.60 GHz Turbo mode), 12MB of L3 cache and TDP of 130W. Like all Core i7 this model also incorporates technology that allows you HiperTreading twice as many threads in parallel. The marketing price should be equal to 583 U.S. Dollars.

Samsung NC215S: More power thanks to an integrated solar panel

Samsung equips the device with standard netbook technology. Thus, there are an Intel Atom processor with one or two processing cores ("N455" or "N570") and 1.66 GHz. On board a 250 gigabytes of disk space. There are three USB ports, webcam, card reader, network and audio ports on the program.

In addition to the six-cell battery, the Samsung NC215S offers a solar panel. Located on the back of the ten-inch display (1024x600 pixels). Samsung's promise: After two hours of sunbathing, the netbook is available for an hour. Thanks to the "power plus" technology, a battery life of up to 14 hours possible.

Uncharted Platinum Twin Pack: Drake's adventures in a double

It looks like the illegitimate son of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, Nathan Drake and climb its way through the area done, rows of villains, a spell tears after the other and gets into the biggest inconveniences - only to later narrowly escape with their lives. Drake presents this talent from the 3rd November 2011 for the third time exclusively on the PS3.

Series newcomers, Sony is expected from 22 July a treat: Drake's previous adventure "Uncharted - Drake's Fortune" and "Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves" appear together in one box.

Samsung NC215S: the solar netbook

Solar energy is the energy of the future. It certainly must think that the engineers at Samsung have developed the NC215S. Based on Intel's Atom platform, the netbook has indeed the distinction of being fitted with photovoltaic cells. Not enough to go completely battery (the energy produced is certainly much less than that consumed by the machine), but it can slightly increase the autonomy of the netbook, provided of course that you do not use it in the dark ...

Himuro Scythe Mini, new box HDD 2.5 "

Scythe, Japanese company, presented a version of its Himuro HDD Cooler, specially designed for hard drives 2.5 ". This design allows the installation of hard drives with a minimum thickness of 13 mm thanks to its anti-vibration pads, which can be added or removed depending on the size of the disk. Like its big brother, the Mini is built Scythe Himuro grade aluminum with a thickness of about 2 mm, giving an overall component weight of 280 grams.

Core i7 980: the X makes the difference

Intel is expected to propose a few days a new processor in LGA in 1366, a platform launched in November 2008. The Core i7 980 (without X) is a Gulftown 32 nm and etched with six cores. Clocked at 3.33 GHz, this processor has 12 MB of L3 cache and will replace the Core i7 970 at the same price, normally $ 583.

The 980 and 980X are not exactly identical, but X does not change much. As usual, the difference between the extreme version and not the classic that is played on two points: the ability to overclock by increasing the multiplier and a QPI bus (FSB equivalent of) a little faster, it runs at 4.8 GT/s on the 980 and 6.4 GT/s on the 980X.

Mitsubishi: IPS, 120 Hz, 1080p

Mitsubishi has announced the RDT233WX-Z, a perfect display for fans of 3D terrain and those who want models reagents. This 23-inch 1080p screen (95 dpi) works in effect to 120 Hz, with a LED backlight. The slab is used and the IPS announced response time is 5 ms.

The rest is fairly standard: open viewing angles (IPS thank you), brightness of 350 cd/m² and contrast of 900:1 (000:1 dynamic 5). Are the usual inputs: one VGA, one DVI HDCP - attention, DualLink connector is necessary to achieve 120 Hz - and two HDMI inputs, but the standard is indicated.

GeForce 275.50 Beta Drivers, SLI enabled on AMD chipset series 9

Nvidia has just released an updated version of its GeForce driver. The new release, beta 275.50, enabling comprehensive support for multi-GPU SLI on motherboards with AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 fitted with regular certification. The drivers are compatible with video cards from GeForce 6 series onwards (including desktop GPUs ION) and integrate new Vision 3D profiles for various games releases.

275.50 Allows the use of SLI technology on SLI-certified motherboards and chipsets AMD 990FX, 990X and 970. Improve the performance of 3D Vision with Duke Nukem Forever and 3-way SLI or Quad SLI. NVIDIA 3D Vision As of release 275, the controller driver is included on all Vision 3D driver installations for the GPU.