The latest happenings from around the web - September 10th, 2011
- ASUS P6X58-E Pro @ Pureoverclock
- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD: LGA1155 Mainboard Fully Ready for Intel Smart Response @ XBit Labs
- P67 Roundup Part Two @ Overclockers Club
- ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- PCI Express 3 - Gigabyte vs MSI @ Overclock3D
CPU & APU
- Intel Sandy Bridge Acceleration On Non-SNB Hardware @ Phoronix
- Bulldozer First Release and the State of 32nm AMD Parts @ PC Perspective
Hello again, TweakTown. It's us at TechEye with a round-up over last week's news round-up.
Matthew Finnegan takes a look at the Semiconductor Industry Association's latest chip forecasts, and it's not all good news. Although worldwide sales for July alone tallied up to an impressive $24.9 billion, analysts tell us there are a few points to look out for. July is generally a weak point in the season, but "the real question is whether it will sustain a low level of growth in general," which is a possibility because of overall economic worries. We looked into it further, as the double dip recession looms over the entire industry.
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 15.0.874.0 Beta.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.
Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.
For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.
Deal of the Day: 14MP Olympus Stylus 7030 Digital Camera with 2.7" 230K HyperCrystal II LCD, 7X Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - 14MP Olympus Stylus 7030 Digital Camera with 2.7" 230K HyperCrystal II LCD, 7X Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Use coupon code: EMCKAKB23 to drop the price of this Olympus Stylus 7030 digital camera down to just $69.99, and an additional $10 mail in rebate takes the price down to $59.99. Shipping is FREE. This camera features 14MP resolution (4288 x 3216), 2.7" 230k pixel LCD, 7x optical zoom lens, and SD/SDHC storage. Expires 9/14/11.
Nike have unleashed their Air Mags and wow, they look amazeballs. The upper of the shoe is made of reinforced mesh, the outer sole is lined with LED panels that will light up like futuristic shoes should. The Air Mag is rechargeable and will stay lit for 5 hours - just enough time for the dancefloor in case you're the type of guy who likes shuf, shuf, shufflin'. These shoes are the closest replica to the shoes Marty McFly wore sans the auto-lacing tech.
The shoes aren't just pretty, the proceeds of sale go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the hopes of finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. Only 1500 pairs will be made and there are auctions for the Air Mags on eBay with the auction starting at 11:30 EST at nikemag.eBay.com.
Enjoy your 1080p screen? Well, maybe it's time for an upgrade. Sony have released their VPL-VW1000ES projector that has a 4k resolution - that's 4096x2160 pixels folks! More than four times the resolution of a 1080p picture. What would you do with it? Well, Sony Pictures has more than 60 theatrical releases shot in native 4K resolution, but there is no way of getting that onto a disc and into customers hands right now with current technology.
Sony reps do claim however, that they're in talks with the Blu-ray Disc Association to iron out a standard compression method to squeeze 4K movies onto discs and they have already promised that the upcoming Spider-Man movie will be the first one. But, Spider-Man has a release of July 2012 which should tell you that Sony don't want to talk specific dates and their calendar definitely doesn't have any definitive strikes on it.
NVIDIA CEO, Jen Hsun Huang has said that there will be quad-core NVIDIA-powered tablets by years end and said that the Kal-El range of quad-core processors would be featured in upcoming tablets. Huang elaborated by saying: "We're the only people seriously on the dance floor with Qualcomm, we're really the only two active players (in the tablet PC marketspace)".
Huang also expects NVIDIA's revenue to grow as a result of their dominance in the tablet market, currently NVIDIA generate revenues of $2 billion and he says by 2015 that number should be at around $20 billion. NVIDIA's dominance is also shown in market share, with 50% of Android-based smartphones and 70% of Android-based tablets sporting NVIDIA chips.
Max Payne 3 has been slated for a March 2012 release, I guess they knew it was the month my birthday is in and decided it would fit well. The release will include both console and PC versions and the most surprising news is that Rockstar is including Multiplayer with Max Payne 3. The multiplayer is said to have "a deep reward and levelling system" and will deliver an experience that "dynamically alters maps and mode progression for all players in a match".
Why do games require multiplayer and levelling up? Why can't they just make amazing single player games and especially with Max Payne 3, nail down that Slow-mo. Two new screenshots for your pleasure are included!
The latest happenings from around the web - September 8th, 2011
- KFA2 GTX570 @ Overclock3D
- Speedlink Snappy Smart Webcam @ XSReviews
- nVidia goes on recruitment drive to counter Radeon HD7000 @ Kitguru
- Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 USB Dual CableCARD Tuner @ MissingRemote
- Fostex HP-P1 Headphone Amplifier & DAC @ Techpowerup
- Apple TV Review 2011 @ Tech-Reviews
- NZXT Tempest 410 Case @ Neoseeker
Catering to the more budget conscious builders, Corsair has just launched a new mid-tower chassis with an associated price tag of just $99.
The Carbide Series 400R from Corsair looks to give a good balance of features and typical innovative Corsair thinking considering the aforementioned price point it is confined to. We've got a steel structured chassis here with that lovely all-black (inside and out) paint job. Being a mid tower, it can accomodate both mATX and full sized ATX motherboards.
Its front I/O panel gives convenient access to two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port and a pair of audio ports. The case has four 5.25-inch bays and room for six 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives internally. Cooling is handled via three 120mm fans out of the box; two mounted at the front and one at the rear. There are also fan mounting locations at the top and on the side panel to help increase airflow further.