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A guy called Theo Valich (you'll know him from TG Daily and INQ, etc) has started his own blog and seems to be doing pretty well, just breaking the 50,000 page view mark.
More importantly, his latest blog post discusses the upcoming launch of NVIDIA's new and improved GeForce GTX 260 graphics card based on a 55nm manufacturing die process. Included are pictures from a Chinese website of the new GTX 260 with the new GPU.
Theo goes on with a lot of speculation including that since the new GTX 260 makes use of 14 memory chips, it can support up to 1.5GB of memory. He also goes onto to speculate that the GTX 295 (dual GTX 260 part) could end up coming with a massive 3GB of memory - all speculation remember, anything could happen.
This card features Volterra multiphase power regulation (no more Nvidia squealing, yes!), 14 memory chips (instead of standard seven) and 55nm GT200-103-B2 chip. 14 memory chips leaves room for cards with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory, and if dual-bank is used, GTX260 can support 3GB memory on the single card.
Does this mean GTX295 will feature 3GB of GDDR3 memory? Only time will tell
Zotac board comes with standard GTX260-216 clocks, but the board features two 6-pin PEG adapters. Since Quadro FX 4800 works with just one, this board just may be overclockers dream. Second PEG adapter provides additional 75W, so the board can consume 225W instead of maximum 150W on Quadro CX/FX4800.
Above you get a look at what could be the first retail version of the new GTX 260 from ZOTAC, simply dubbed "GTX 260²".
Read more over here.
Kingston has officially launched a new DDR3 SO-DIMM under its high-end/enthusiast "HyperX" series today. The module is rated for 1066MHz with ultra-low latencies of 5-5-5-15 @ 1.5v. Kingston is offering a kit of two modules, totalling 4GB at an MSRP of $228.
More details in the press release here.
Fountain Valley, CA -- December 4, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with ultra-low latency HyperX® DDR3 gaming SO-DIMMs. The new DDR3 1066MHz notebook memory modules are pre-programmed to high-performance, ultra-low latency values and built with a new metal heatspreader that further helps promote thermal conduction for added performance.
GeIL, the makers of high-performance memory have now entered the cooling game.
Announcing their new EVO Cyclone Memory Cooling system GeIL claims to allow for better thermal management of your high-performance memory.
The EVO Cyclone features a projected display on the fan that shows the temperature and the RPMs of the fan in addition to the Geil and EVO name.
Read the Press Release here.
GeIL is proud the announce the launch of the GeIL EVO Cyclone Memory Cooling System, featuring the world's 1st memory cooling fan with LED display, embedded with thermal sensor, indicating the surrounding temperature and real-time fan RPM. The Cyclone LED
logo fan will display "GeIL"/ "EVO Cyclone" in one cycle then automatically switching to "Temperature"/"RPM" in the next.
We recently heard about Corsair's endeavours to being a TEC revolution, to the memory cooling solution field.
With images coming courtesy of TEAM.AU, Fudzilla reports that Corsair's TEC memory cooling solution, has been captured on camera.
Whilst there may be further changes to the product, it is believed that the usage of different wattage TECs could be possible, bringing an element of customisability into the game.
A-DATA is launching a whole range of Triple-Channel DDR3 kits for the i7 today.
The kits will be both 3GB (3x1GB) and 6GB (3x2GB) sizes with speeds ranging from 1333MHz CL9 to 1600MHz+ CL8.
A-DATA XPG X Series DDR3-1600X (1GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.75V-1.85V
A-DATA XPG X Series DDR3-1600X (2GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.75V-1.85V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1600+ (1GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1600+ (2GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1333+ (1GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1333+ (2GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1600G (1GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1600G (2GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1333G (1GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1333G (2GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA Standard Series DDR3-1333 (1GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-28 at 1.5V
A-DATA Standard Series DDR3-1333 (2GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-28 at 1.5V
Kingston has today unveiled a new series of DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits it dubs the HyperX T1 Series. All modules in this series sport Kingston's new T1 heatspreaders with Thermal Xchange Technology which are designed to better dissipate heat for superior results during overclocking.
"The HyperX T1 Series heatspreaders are made of heavy-duty extruded aluminum with extended fins and HTX technology for maximum thermal conditions when users take their systems to the extreme," said Dara Sun, product manager, Kingston®. "Any gamer or overclocker who intends to dominate with memory will want to use Kingston's T1 series, which is a great complement to our existing line of HyperX modules with the lower profile heatsink."
For full details on the kits available along with specs and pricing, check out Kingston's official PR here folks.
Fountain Valley, CA -- November 12, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping select DDR3 and DDR2 HyperX® memory modules with new T1 heatspreaders. The taller heatspreaders utilize HyperX Thermal Xchange (HTX) technology to further diffuse heat buildup when overclocking. HTX technology is the latest innovation from Kingston's engineers who are dedicated to building the fastest memory for enthusiasts who push system performance.
NVIDIA has rolled out another super powered, but also super expensive Quadro series graphics card today, dubbed the Quadro FX 5800. At a price tag just shy of $3,500 U.S. this card is purely for the professional/workstation crowd and boasts some pretty mean specs.
This card is the world's first to feature a whopping 4GB of memory and offers up to 102GB/s of memory bandwidth along with a fill rate of 52 billion texels/sec and 300 million triangles/sec. It also features 240 CUDA parallel processing cores and is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization.
It's not likely a card of this calibre will end up in your rig, but for interests sake and wow factor, you can view the full announcement on it here.
Professionals searching for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history - the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.
"The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The challenge for today's professional is to make sense of the mountain of data by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make impactful decisions," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "At stake can be billions of investment dollars, or even people's lives. The Quadro FX 5800 has advanced features to allow massive datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D enabling professionals to make fast and accurate decisions."
Since the entrance of Gainward (and Palit) into the realm of AMD graphics solutions, we've seen a positive increase in the creativity levels displayed by the Sunnyvale, CA based company's AIBs.
As this report from TechConnect Magazine conveys, PowerColor has been hard at work to bring GDDR4 memory to an HD 4850 offering near you. Whilst the HD 4850 was relegated to GDDR3 memory and not, the GDDR5 brethren bestowed on the HD 4870, PowerColor has worked to partially readdress the balance.
Its PCS+ HD4850 512MB GDDR4 SKU, as the name suggests, is endowed with a ZEROtherm cooling solution and clocked at 675 MHz and 2200 MHz for the RV770 GPU and GDDR4 memory, respectively.
Well you knew it had to happen. After a couple of years dealing with high voltage requirements for fast DDR3 the memory makers had to find a way to come down on that to work with the new Core i7.
Kingston has just announced a complete line up of DDR3 tri-channel kits all the way up to DDR3 2000. All of these kits run at 1.65v which is a big departure from the current dual channel 2000MHz kits that need 2.0 to 2.1 to run properly.
Get your Kingston i7 memory info here to read more
"Kingston is excited to bring the fastest DDR3 triple channel memory products to market as we are the first to deliver 2000MHz gaming kits of three with Intel's reduced voltage," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. "All of our triple-channel kits can be overclocked manually or by using XMP-ready profiles. The 2GHz modules have been tested to support up to that speed on ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboards while the Intel DX58SO motherboards have been tested up to 1600MHz."
eva2000 of i4memory.com has compiled a list of all the memory manufacturers to have released triple channel kits for the Core i7/X58 platform thus far and he will continue to update it as more are announced.
For those of you looking to get the most out of your new Nehalem rig, this may help in deciding which kit is the right one as there are now quite a few triple channel offerings on the market from the likes of A-DATA, Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston OCZ and others.