DirectX 11 API is already quite a mature piece of software that has been with us for a couple of years. Unfortunately for end-users its actual implementation in real life applications has been slow. But recently Blizzard has officially released its World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 4.1 Patch, which should attract just that bit more attention to this. Read on to find out why.
“One of the first to the plate with the newest 990FX chipset is ASUS with their latest release the Crosshair V Formula. ASUS has diligently worked and planned the release perfectly in anticipation to the long waited release of AMD's Bulldozer re-engineered architecture. Previous versions of the Crosshair have been power packed with the ultimate features both gamers and enthusiasts love so without due await, let's see if the ASUS Crosshair V Formula lives up to its past predecessors' potential, bringing among other things, SLI to AMD motherboards.”
The world’s second largest (and Asia’s largest) IT event -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011 -- will be held at all exhibition halls of the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) from May 31 to June 4. MSI, the world-leading manufacturer of mainboards and graphic cards, will be at Booth L607 in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall A. MSI will display the best of its best products at the show, including products that have passed the uncompromised US Military Standards (Military Class II Series) and the latest Intel Z68 mainboards equipped with the MSI-exclusive OC Genie II.
Also shown are the latest Military Class II AMD 9-Series mainboards, with easy overclocking and core unlocking, and the flagship-level Big Bang-Marshal (B3) mainboard equipped with eight PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, the most in the industry, and the premium Creative X-Fi MB2 sound processor - the best choice for gamers with its superb gaming performance and sound effects.
MSI, the world-renowned mainboard and graphics cards manufacturer, has officially launched their AMD 9-Series chipsets products: the 990FXA-GD80 and 990FXA-GD65 mainboards, supporting the latest AMD native octa-core AM3+ CPUs. The high-end 990FXA-GD80 mainboard has been equipped with MSI’s two outstanding award-winning technologies: Military Class II components with MIL-STD-810G Certification and OC Genie II one-touch overclocking technology. Complemented with a number of practical and convenient features, MSI 9-Series mainboards are enabled to satisfy the requirements of extreme overclockers, gaming enthusiasts and entry-level users alike.
Futurelooks breaks down the big ASUS press conference that saw the launch of many new products ... *COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage ? ASUS Press Conference Coverage Featuring The Padfone and More * One of our first videos is finally posted! As you know, ASUS had a number of things to announce at COMPUTEX 2011 this year and Futurelooks saw it all. Here are the highlights from the press conference that saw the launch of the new ASUS Padfone, super thin UX series notebooks and more."
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards,
graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today announced their latest EZ
Smart Response utility that allows users to install Intel® Smart Response
Technology with the click of a mouse, even if their system is set to IDE mode,
without having to reinstall their Windows operating system.
“One of the key benefits of GIGABYTE’s new Z68 Express chipset enabled
motherboards is support for Intel’s Smart Response Technology, which delivers an
exceptional performance boost for our customers,” commented Henry Kao, VP of
Worldwide Sales and Marketing at GIGABYTE. “We hope that the majority of our
customers enable this technology, and therefore we have developed our own unique
EZ Smart Response utility that allows users to effortlessly set up Intel Smart
Response technology so they can quickly experience the all performance benefits
it has to offer.”
GIGABYTE is once again leading the industry for their support of Intel® Smart
Response Technology with the recent announcement of the world’s first range of
Z68 mSATA enabled motherboards as well as the soon-to-be available GIGABYTE
Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard that comes pre-bundled with the 20GB Intel® SSD 311
Series. With the launch of the EZ Smart Response utility, GIGABYTE is the only
motherboard manufacturer to give their customers, whether using a standard SSD
or onboard mSATA, the ability to quickly set up and install Intel® Smart
Response technology with the simple click of a mouse.
About GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows
users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel® Smart Response
Technology. In the past, enabling Intel® Smart Response meant users needed to
enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then
required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was
complete, users then needed to install the Intel® Rapid Storage Utility as well
as configure Intel’s Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does
all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install
This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in
Intel® Smart Response Technology
GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated
Intel® Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system
performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel® Smart Response technology works
by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to
improve system performance and
responsiveness. In fact, GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards with Intel® Smart Response
Technology are able to outperform hybrid drive systems by more than 2X (PC Mark
Vantage HDD test) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage HDD
test) and deliver a 60% performance improvement over HDD-only systems in PC Mark
To see the GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility in action, watch Colin Brix:
Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming but motherboard makers can`t be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer boards from Asus and MSI that sport AMD`s new Socket AM3+ and 990FX chipset."
Today we are going to talk about five monitors from Dell on e-IPS matrix ranging from 21.5 inches to 30 inches in size. These products boast excellent viewing angles, great functionality, less than 10 ms response time and quite affordable prices. Read more in our new roundup!
Intel has finally launched the last chipset in the Cougar Point family, which should meet all the needs of enthusiasts who prefer LGA1155 processors. This core logic set has full overclocking functionality, supports Intel Quick Sync, Intel Smart Response and Lucid Virtu technologies. Looks like Sandy Bridge becomes even more appealing...
"AMD released the 900-series of chipsets this morning at Computex 2011 to show the world that they are preparing for the upcoming released of the AM3+ processors by releasing platforms with the new AM3+ socket. This is an evolutionary change or progression of the socket AM3 infrastructure, which means that this new socket will be backward compatible with existing AM3 processors. This is great news for existing AMD customers as you can upgrade your motherboard today well in advance of the Zambezi processors. So, the most important point of this entire launch is that the AMD 9-series of chipsets fully supports upcoming 8-Core AMD CPU's thanks to the AM3+ socket. The other main feature for AMD 9-series is the ability for motherboard partners to purchase NVIDIA SLI licenses for these boards...."
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics
card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer is pleased to announce the
latest AMD AM3+ support motherboard - ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A. Coming with
unbelievable gaming power, ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A is going to bring about
the storm of next gaming generation.
AM3+ Platform, Gaming Power Overclock ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A
motherboard support 8-Core AMD CPU with AM3+ socket enables users to experience
the most-core CPU of next generation. ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A also supports
3-way AMD ATI CrossFireXTM and even 3-way NVIDIA® SLI® technology to support
NVIDIA® graphic cards to empower graphics ability firing up your gaming
accelerating speed. Moreover, ECS A990FXM-A supports DDR3 2133(OC) with two sets
of dual channel architecture up to 32GB.
QoolTechTM IV, Chameleon in Your PC ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A
motherboard adopts the cutting-edge and exclusive technology-QoolTechTM IV,
using unique thermochromic dyes on heat sink which changes colors to identify
the temperature and including three heat pipes and innovative welding
technology, which help to achieve more heat dissipation up to 20% efficiency.
The thermochromic heat sink with unique dyes responds to heat and transfers
between solid and liquid forms to display different color, which is the first
time the technology is adopted in the industry. Three heat pipes with welding
technology help to connect the bottom of cooler with heat pipe; in this way, the
heat will directly transfer to heat pipe without the intermediary of a piece of
copper to achieve higher heat dissipation.
Black Extreme Equipment, Power up Every Possibility Beside AM3+ support
strength and QoolTechTM IV technology, as one of Black Extreme series, A990FXM-A
motherboard of course would be equipped with the best equipments to maximize its
power. 3333 technology includes 15?gold contact, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, eSATA 3.0,
which not only enhances better system and plug-in stability but also provides
the fastest transportation technology. ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A also supplies
Bluetooth on board to lift up the transportation ability of your PC in wireless
About ECS The Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has
been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987.
Today, the motherboard maker also designs and manufactures desktop PCs,
notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld
devices for distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan with operations in
North America, Europe and China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO
14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China. For more information,
please visit ECS at www.ecs.com.tw.
In this review Frostytech will be putting the Evercool Transformer 3 heatsink through its paces. The Transformer 3 is a tower-style heatsink which stands exactly 160mm tall. The cooler comes with a single 120mm PWM fan that operates at speeds of 2200RPM to 800RPM, though a second fan can added to the rear if desired. Four white vibration absorbing rubber posts are used to reduce vibrations from the fan motor to the heatsink, extra fan posts are supplied. The heatsink stands 160mm tall, is 130mm wide and 78mm deep with the single fan.
This is the only LGA1155 mainboard from the Extreme series, which means that it has all the latest features and functionality that Intel can possibly get onboard: USB 3.0, Power On and Reset buttons, Diagnostic LEDs, POST-code indicator, discrete WiFi/Bluetooth module and a skull with blinking eyes.
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink Nov 18 | Beginners Guides Rating:
Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.