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AMD launches ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 Video Cards

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Today AMD took the covers off its latest ATI video cards - the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750.

 

Both are mid-range cards designed to complement the high-end 5800 series, but manage to offer quite a punch in the performance stakes for the price. Both GPUs come with DirectX 11 and CrossfireX support.

 

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So far we have reviewed the ATI Radeon HD 5770 in the form of the Sapphire model and later today we'll have our review posted of the 5750. Here are some other reviews to check out:

 

- Hardware Zone (5770)
- AnandTech (5770 and 5750)
- Elite Bastards (5770 and 5750)
- techPowerUp (5770)
- Hardware Canucks (5750)
- Hardware Canucks (5770)
- NeoSeeker (5770 and 5750)
- Phoronix (5770 and 5750)
- Hot Hardware (5770 and 5750)
- PC Per (5770 and 5750)
- Benchmark Reviews (5770)
- Tech Spot (5770)
- Motherboards.org (5770 and 5750 Roundup)
- PC Games and Hardware (5770)
- AMD Zone (5770 and 5750)
- Techgage (5770)
- Bjorn3D (5770)
- Modders-Inc (5750)

 

Happy reading and we'll add more as they come in!

 

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Download of the Day: Any Video Converter 2.78

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Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 2.78.

 

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 .
• World's fastest video conversion speed with stunning video and audio quality.
• Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 2.78

 

* Supports output profile for Zune HD.
* Supports F4V, TS as input video file formats.
* Updates the language files.
* Fixes bug concerning downloading problem because of YouTube account login error.
* Fixes bug concerning the audio playing back error for the amrnb/amrwb input file.

 


 

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Light Peak Demo shows 1080P video and Large Files moving on the same cable

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Yesterday we described to you what new technologies like Intel's Light Peak could mean in the future. But there was no real hard evidence to show just how powerful something like this could be.

 

Today we have a video take by the gang at Engadget that shows a small sampling of what Light Peak is capable of even at this early stage of development.

 

What you see is a "hackintosh" system based on an Intel CPU and chipset. They then run 1080p video and a large file transfer over the Light Peak connection at the same time. Pretty impressive stuff if you ask me.

 

Now the next steps will be a method of putting this into a smaller footprint and making it affordable for the consumer. Can you imagine being able to swap out a single cable instead of the mass of cables we currently use? I suppose the next step is sending power of this line, at that point we will have a single step setup of our computers.

 

Of course the minor news here is that it looks like Intel might be violating Apple's EULA by not using genuine Apple products. Then again this seems like something that Apple would be very interested in and working with Intel on as it can maintain the sterile and clean look they so desire.

 

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YouTube to try its hand at OnDemand Content

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Alright, it seems the content distribution market is becoming like the netbook market. Everyone has or wants something to offer for download.

 

The latest in the game of low priced content is YouTube, fo course this means Google in reality but hey who's checking

 

Youtube the spawning grounds of more Mind Numbing viedos that just about any other in the history of the internet is looking to ink a deal that would allow they to provide premium (pronounce that new release) video content at a pay per view pricing rate.

 

This is an interesting change and would put them into competition with people like Netflix. For starters the films will only be Standard Definition but maybe with Google's bank account they can entice the studios into allowing some streaming HD content soon

 

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Zune HD UI video leaks out

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There are a lot of cool things about the new ZuneHD. One of the biggest is that it is going to use nVidia's Tegra under the hood. It should also have native support for Flash and a few other Codecs that are commonly used for media playback.

 

These differences have propelled it into the mantel of "iPod Killer" This is really quite a possibility as it certainly has the hardware and the Codec support to back up its bid for the throne. The problem is, how to beat Apple Marketing.

 

But all that aside one of the things that people are looking to see if can MS improve the interface on the Zune HD. Well someone has managed to get a sneaky little video of the new Zune HD in action. If nothing else we can see some of what we can expect from the new PMP from MS.

 

 

Source

 

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PhotoFast "Quad" SSD exclusive video preview

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Today we had a chance to visit the PhotoFast office here in Taipei to take an exclusive look at one of its upcoming SSD products.

 

 

The product in question is the PhotoFast 'Quad'. It has available internal slots for a total of four CFast 32GB SATA cards - and no, they aren't compact flash cards despite how similar they look! They are actually tiny flash cards with SATA connectors. Maximum read and write times inside the video.

 

PhotoFast Quad SSD exclusive video preview from Taipei

 

Milton from PhotoFast told us that they will go on sale in around 2 or 3 weeks time. We'll have a review of the PhotoFast Quad on TweakTown around that time, too.

 

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Cool Tech Toys Video at Hong Kong Computer Market

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What do you do when you have a stopover in Hong Kong while waiting for China visa processing? You visit the local computer markets, of course!

 

We visited the Golden Computer Market with our friends from Zotac. After spending time with them at their roadshow, which showed off its newest products to the general public, we walked around the crowed yet impressive computer market to find all of the latest cool tech toys that we could see.

 

 

As you'll see in the video above, right around the corner from the Zotac roadshow area we spotted a 'sexy optical mouse', a tiny NVIDIA ION based nettop system by an unknown company and another nettop type all-in-one Intel Atom based system from Averatec.

 

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Zotac Roadshow Video at Hong Kong Computer Market

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During my recent trip to China, I stopped over in Hong Kong to visit our friends at Zotac at the Hong Kong Golden Computer Market center.

 

In what was pretty impeccable timing, during my visit, Zotac in conjunction with NVIDIA had a roadshow up and running and one of the most popular computer markets in Hong Kong and we spent some time looking at what was on display.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this event coverage from Hong Kong, we'll have another video online soon from the computer market looking at other random new goodies we discovered during the visit.

 

Just a side note to personally thank Jojo and Tiffany for treating us so well during our quick visit to Hong Kong! We'll be back again, for sure.

 

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New Viral Video truly Viral

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Someone has decided to make the term Viral Video literal. After a tragic breach of privacy, where an ESPN reporter was filmed nude through a peephole then the video posted on the internet. Malware writers have thrown up toxic web pages claiming to host the footage.

 

While this move is not really new (anyone remember the Anna Cornacova Virus?) it is still disturbing. According to Sophos the toxic pages contain code that can infect both PC and Mac systems (despite Apple's claims of viral immunity).

 

Reports are surfacing that some of the pages are spoofing legitimate sites like CNN and other news sites. There is no word on the identity of the person that illegally recorded the video or who posted it on the internet but I do hope they find them and do something terrible to them.

 

New Viral Video truly Viral

 

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Cheap PCI-e x1 Video Cards Emerge

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In the world of graphics you are usually stuck with x16 mechanical (and electrical) add in boards for your GPU love. This makes it a little rough on many an HTPC builder. Sure you can get a half-height card and even ones with an extra tang for the low profile cases but unless you want to shell out a ton of cash you are still getting an x16 card.

 

Thankfully, that all may be changing; HIS and Club3D are offering x1 PCI-e cards that won't break the bank.

 

HIS is offering an ATi Radeon HD 4350 with 512MB DDR2 (Core clock 600MHz Memory Clock 800MHz). The 4350 is a great card for and HTPC or for anyone looking to run just business graphics and features DVI and HDMI out as well as the typical VGA. If you go half height you still get to keep HDMI and DVI.

 

From Club3D we find an offering from the green team. This is the 8400 GS, again another card with a small foot print in terms of usage. It does not feature an HDMI port only DVI and TV. It also only has 256MB of memory. The benefit to the 8400 GS is passive cooling.

 

As far as choices between these two the HIS 4350 is better for an HTPC but the 8400 GS can keep your rig quieter. Both cards seem tailor made for the Atom platform as many existing ITX Atom system boards only have a PCI-e x1 slot. A couple of dollars in this area can get you some extra horse power in any Atom Based Nettop or HTPC.

 

Cheap PCI-e x1 Video Cards Emerge

 

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