This is the working of Intel's "tick, tock" method - the Sandy Bridge being the "tock" and bringing a 32nm fabrication process. Arriving on the same train will be the 6-series core-logic chipsets. These new chipsets will be on a slew of updated LGA1155 socket motherboards.
Sandy Bridge's arrival is quite close - so motherboard makers are tent-poling to show their line ups. Today, we have the Asus 6-series motherboards to have a quick look through. As with other quite long articles, I'll post a quick speel and the pictures for you to tent-pole over yourself, there's a few surprises throughout!
Arguably one of the most popular apps on the iOS device - Facebook has been upgraded to 3.3.2, the upgrade brings access to account and privacy settings along with Facebook Help Center - the usual bug fixes are included, one of them included is the bug that prevented users from uploading photos to specific albums.
Facebook on the iOS is filling out quite nicely - now a good release for the iPad would be nice - Mark, can you hear me?
Microsoft are proud of their latest spawn - the Kinect.
Selling one million units worldwide in 10 days is a great achievement, well on it's way toward it's projected 5 million mark by the end of this year - Microsoft have actual sold numbers while comparing to Sony's Move 3 million worldwide were "shipped" not "sold".
And with this news all graphics card partners and companies have entered in two key strokes on their keyboards, colon and capital O.
Futuremark® announced today that 3DMark® 11, the upcoming DirectX 11 benchmark, will be bundled with MSI's line of GTX 580 series NVIDIA graphics cards at launch and upcoming enthusiast level graphics cards for select, model, stock and country. The bundle will be available while stocks last in specially-designed collector's edition packaging inspired by the Deep Sea scene in 3DMark 11. MSI is the official launch and bundle partner for 3DMark 11. http://www.3dmark.com
"We are proud to partner with MSI on this unique promotion," said Oliver Baltuch, President of Futuremark Inc. "Together MSI's high performance graphics cards and 3DMark 11, the industry standard for DirectX 11 performance measurement, make a great package for discerning PC users."
Mark Zuckerberg calls the new messaging system a "modern messaging system" - I call it "about damn time".
Mark says it's not a new email system, email is "too formal" - the new system is designed to be seamless, simple and short when compared to email. Mark adds "We think we should take features away from messaging -- it should be simple."
The latest happenings from around the web - November 15th, 2010
- Zotac IONITX-P-E: First CULV-embedded motherboard @ SilentPCReview
- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Quick Preview @ 3DXtreme
- Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup @ Tech Report
- ASUS P67 'Sandy Bridge' Motherboards Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- Asus P8P67 and Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard Preview @ Kitguru
- Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset @ OverclockerCafe
- Sharkoon XTACTIC SP USB Gaming Headset @ Funkykit
AMD is getting closer to the elusive Christmas sales - without a high end replacement for the smash hit Radeon 5k high end cards. This is set to change for the better in the next month with a release of the NDA on the 13th of December.
The Radeon team has said they're "going to take a bit more time before shipping the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series."
Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 3.11.
Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the any format video with your iPod, PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.
User-friendly interface that is easy to use.
Converts all video formats to Apple iPod Video, Sony PSP and more
Batch convert any video formats including avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mp4, etc.
Support DivX and Xvid avi format as importing and exporting video
Support default video/audio settings or user customized parameters for video and audio.
Has the option to preview the video in real-time before conversion .
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Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...
Our Deal of the Day today is the Overstock - Voit 32 Inch Table Top Foosball Game for $65.99 with Flat $1.00 Shipping.
Offer: A great game for the Thanksgiving holiday that's right around the corner, or if you just want something to play through the year. This is the nice 32" (length) foosball table that you place on top of a sturdy table or platform. Shipping for what I imagine to be a heavy game is just $1.00.
It looks as though someone is lucky enough to be playing with the Samsung GT-i9100, the user calls is the "Galaxy 2" and tweet's that it's "so technically advanced" giving thanks to it's dual core processor.
I've been posting a bit of news in regards to the upcoming dual-core phone from Samsung - it seems to be the only one who's stepped into the limelight thus far - it should be based on the previously posted Coretex-A9 Orion chip which is being sampled now.