Patriot has been in the memory game for a long time and is one of the names many enthusiasts look to for RAM for their computers. Patriot has announced a new RAM line that is aimed at Intel platform users that offer an interesting heat shield that promises to improve the cooling capacity, which should mean the RAM can be overclocked further than similar RAM using conventional heat sinks.
The new Viper Xtreme heatshield has a copper insert that runs across the DRAM chips that is then covered with an anodized aluminum heatshield. The custom heatshield provides 5% better cooling that an aluminum only heatshield according to Patriot. The RAM will be offered in three kits to start with that are each hand screened and tested in the Patriot labs before they are shipped.
Today Futuremark released a new 3DMark 11 trailer for your viewing pleasure.
This time it is the "High Temple" trailer demo which was released to show the real-time DirectX 11 graphics capabilities of the upcoming 3D benchmark software. According to Futuremark, the trailer showcases advanced tessellation and lighting effects rendered in real-time by 3DMark 11's native DirectX 11 engine. Watch the 1080p trailer below.
3DMark 11 is due to be released later this year. If you are at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California from October 22-23 you can stop by the Antec booth and see it in person.
When it comes to overclocking one of the most basic things that an enthusiast does is move from air-cooling their hardware with fans to liquid cooling for better performance. Some enthusiasts have room for giant radiator setups and other don't. For the enthusiast that want liquid cooling with a system that can fit completely inside the case, CoolIT Systems has become one of the best brands to shop.
CoolIT and AMD have announced that CoolIT's line of cooling solutions are now available for computers that run the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. The cooling solutions now also support the AMD Radeon HD 5970 GPU allowing for more overclocking potential of the GPU on the video card as well as the CPU. CoolIT and AMD are displaying thin and lower cost solutions at Technical Exhibition in Taiwan.
Our Mobile App of the Day today is TomTom for iPhone.
TomTom is one of the biggest names in the dedicated GPS industry and their mobile app is pretty popular with those who don't want to fiddle with a dedicated GPS device. TomTom for iPhone has been upgraded to version 1.5 with a few new features being included.
TomTom's latest update includes iPhone 4 optimization, which allows the app to take advantage of the devices high resolution graphics and responsiveness along with making maps more accurate. The new "Navigate to Photo" feature allows you to tap on an image and get turn by turn directions to the location. Updated maps give TomTom a million more miles worth of roads than their competitors with constant updates to keep everything current. It's a little pricey at $49.99, but if you're a traveler with an iPhone you can grab the updated app on iTunes now.
We have teamed up with Gainward this week to giveaway one of their GTS 450 "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell (GS-GLH) video cards.
This video card is based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GPU, but not like any regular video card. Using handpicked parts, the "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell edition comes with its GPU core clock set at 930MHz (783MHz is standard), memory clock set at 2000MHz (1804MHz is standard) and finally the shader clock speed is set at 1860MHz compared to the standard speed of 1566MHz.
It is the top-dog GTS 450 video card from Gainward and this week you have a chance to win one!
Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone in the world can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.
Our Download of the Day today is OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC1.
OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.
OpenOffice.org is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software.
Easy to use
OpenOffice.org is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice.org straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice.org is probably available and supported in your own language.
... And it's free
Best of all, OpenOffice.org can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. OpenOffice.org is released under the LGPL licence. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Office Depot - Logitech Wireless Wave Combo Keyboard and Mouse for $49.99.
Offer: A great price ($20 drop on the Office Depot site) on this very popular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. Order it online and have it ready to be picked up or add anything to get everything in your cart shipped free. Price is set to expire 10/23/10 or while supplies last.
The latest happenings from around the web - October 20th, 2010
- Asus Dual Intelligent Processors @ Overclock3D
- ASRock H55M-LE Motherboard @ Vortez UK
- Gigabyte X58-USB3 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- AMD Talks Llano & Radeon HD 6800 @ Techgage
- Nvidia quietly reveals new GeForce GT 440 @ eTeknix
- AMD releases Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870 pictures @ eTeknix
- Zotac GTX 470 AMP! Edition @ Technic3D
- MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB HAWK Review - Custom Everything @ PC Perspective
Telstra has introduced a per megabyte charge model to their prepaid wireless offerings.
The prepaid wireless broadband battleground is getting more scarred as time goes on - Optus and Vodafone have recently increased the value to their plans, with Telstra now following through.
Telstra have introduced a plan which includes "up to" 10GB of data which is valid for twelve months. The plan costs $150 and is in direct competition with Vodafone who offer the same price and expiration period, but 12GB of data is included.
Logging into Xbox.com on Wednesday morning is going to give a bit of a shock to many users as Microsoft is giving the site a pretty serious facelift.
Included in the update will be Windows Phone 7 integration, an avatar creator, and even some playable web games. The social experience is getting some improvements with a a unified inbox for your game requests, inbox, and friend requests. Parental controls are also being implemented to help adults "understand what your family is doing and how they are using Live" with the Family Reports system. With Kinect and Windows Phone 7 on the horizon, it looks like Xbox.com is ready for the new gear.