Subject: General Tech | March 1, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Unboxings and sneak previews might not be your favourite thing, as they do tend to be a bit light on content but HEXUS may have found one you might like. A lesser known partner of nVIDIA, Colorful, has let their GTX 480 box design slip out. That box helpfully lists the stats of the card inside, giving us a good look at what to expect. 1,536MB of GDDR5 comes onboard, the card will require a 6-pin and and 8-pin PCIe power connector and you are recommended to have a PSU of at least 600W with 42A on t
Subject: General Tech | February 26, 2010 - 03:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a bit of bad news on the PC Perspective Forums this week, as it seems that interest in the Fragging Frogs is flagging. There is good news though, you can help revive this friendly circle of gamers if you want.
Subject: General Tech | February 26, 2010 - 11:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Core i7 920 won't be around for long as The Inquirer has spotted the i7 930 in Europe, 2 days before the official announcement. It will be a 45nm CPU @ 2.80GHz, essentially the same as the 920 just at 21x instead of 20x. It seems there will be new features, all related to low power states, Enhanced Halt State, Extended Stop Grant State, Deep Sleep State, Deeper Sleep State and Deep Power Down are all supported on this CPU.
Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2010 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fall 2012 might seem like a long way especially if you are an executive at TSMC, but that is the target for the switch to a 22nm process. There is good news as well for 2010, we will see silicon oxynitride based 28nm at the end of June, its first high-k metal gate at the end of September and they hope to introduce low power HKMG before the end of the year. This does put them behind Global Foundries, who were showing off actual 28nm product to Josh and Allyn.
Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2010 - 11:20 AM | Jonathan Hung
While a lot of attention has been given to Star Craft 2 in the past few days, the other "SC2" yearns for your love and affection too. Supreme Commander 2, is not far from release and Gas Powered Games has given us a demo to play with on Steam. The 1.6GB demo should give you a taste of what this game is all about.
Subject: General Tech | February 24, 2010 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aurora, IL – February 23, 2010 – RiiZE, the groundbreaking new service that gives gamers a real chance at making a living doing what they love, gaming, is excited to announce that it has entered the open beta phase of testing. Gamers who play Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2 are invited to try out this new service at no charge.
Subject: General Tech | February 24, 2010 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are only a few thousand people to be jealous of and as some of them do publish reviews, you can have a sneak peek or visit YouTube to enjoy the game vicariously. From most of those that did get a beta key for StarCraft II, the general consensus is
that this game was designed with new players in mind. Instead of the daunting learning curve of the original, especially when it comes to multiplayer. Wired talks about the new Battle.net and how they will match you according to the skill
Subject: General Tech | February 24, 2010 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Yesterday Josh gave a summary of what we know about the upcoming Magny-Cours CPU from AMD, including some thoughts on the what AMD will be required to do to have a reasonable TDP. Now from SemiAccurate we have some new information about the possible pricing and speeds of the various line ups of 8 and 12 core Magny-Cours, which oddly enough seem to be priced below what the 6 core models are pegged at. The 8 core models will suppo
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2010 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are a fan of fashion and want a mouse with the same trademark lines of CoolerMaster cases and maybe a nice LED as well, the CM Storm is the way to go. Not only do you get a little desktop bling, Tweaknews thought this was the best mouse they'd run into in a long time. There is also the chance for pranksters to
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2010 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer noticed an update on nVIDIA's Twitter feed that pegs the launch of Fermi to March 26th, just a bit over a month from now. Most likely we will see them first at this years PAX as the first date of Gabe & Tycho party coincides with that date. Hold out hope that they are useful for more than running the Heaven benchmark and cooking a roast simultaneously.