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Another leadup PR for CeBit, this one from Asetek which lets us know of their plans to demonstrate a high-performance monster gaming PC at the event which is built using their Low Cost Liquid Cooling (LCLC) and the AMD Quad FX platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture.
All the info on it here.
"We see an increasing demand from gamers that they do not want noisy systems. With the introduction of AMD's 2-socket enthusiast platform coupled with the capability to upgrade to 8 cores in 2007, we believe AMD will claim the performance lead and the demand for our cooling solutions will be even bigger. Combined with the thermal and acoustic challenges a multi-processor system imposes, we built the gaming PC on this platform"
To assist game developers in the transition to DirectX 10, NVIDIA have just unveiled a definitive new platform for advanced game development which makes for creating games based on the DirectX 10 API that much easier.
The new NVIDIA Developer Toolkit makes it easier for developers to create Microsoft DirectX 10-compatible games by offering instructive code samples, advanced shaders, performance tuning, and more. The Toolkit delivers significant performance gains and saves developers time in developing and optimizing games.
For more on it, head over to NV's press room.
The core of this platform is a new development suite to help developers create and optimize state-of-the-art PC games for DirectX 10. The new NVIDIA Developer Toolkit will save developers time and money in creating games that deliver almost lifelike graphics and physics realism. The platform also consists of: NVIDIA GeForce® 8 Series graphics cards, NVIDIA nForce® 680 motherboards, and DirectX 10. This is the world's most advanced game development platform; it enables the creation of ground-breaking next-generation content that will reset consumer expectations for realism in PC games.
Just several minutes ago we finally launched TTGamer, our sister website dedicated to all the latest in PC and console gaming!
There is already a lot of new content online to check out. If you're into gaming and need to be up-to-date with all the latest in articles, previews, reviews, news, screenshots and more, go visit TTGamer now!
"ATI CrossFire epitomizes high-performance gaming that combines blistering frame rates with breath-taking image quality, and Super Talent's high-end memory kit is a perfect complement," said Godfrey Cheng, director, platform technologies, AMD Graphics Product Group. "ATI CrossFire certification ensures that gamers get the high quality compatibility for their gaming configurations, and Super Talent's T800UX2GC4 memory kit is a welcome addition to our ATI CrossFire Certified line up."
Based on the newly released nForce 650i chipset for Core2Duo/Quad, ECS have just announced one of the first to make use of this chipset with their new NF650iSLIT-A.
You can learn all about it via the press release here folks.
Milton Keynes, England, 21st February, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, releases yet another quad-core motherboard capable of turning on the gaming heat. The NF650iSLIT-A LGA775 ATX motherboard, built around the impressive NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI MCP supporting Intel® Core2 Extreme Quad-Core processors, is designed for gamers, overclockers and multimedia enthusiasts extracting the most performance out of their systems. With 8-channel HD audio and NVIDIA SLI technology for dual graphics card power, the NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI MCP delivers a high-performance gaming experience, giving overclockers an amazing 1333 MHz FSB (OC) bandwidth and expansive connectivity.
As part of their continuing plans to enter new market segments, OCZ have just released their first mouse dubbed the "Equalizer Mouse". And to help them become known quickly for it, the specs of this mouse are quite high with a maximum 2500DPI resolution, and also the ability to adjust the DPI it runs at on-the-fly (beginning at 400DPI), not to mention several other unique functionalities as detailed in the press material.
No doubt we can look forward to plenty more gaming peripherals on the way from OCZ. More on the Equalizer Mouse here.
Sunnyvale, CA-February 14, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers an extra edge, the Equalizer features quality ergonomics and advanced features so gamers can excel in even the most demanding games.
During the Taipei Game Show here in Taiwan today we spotted a black Xbox 360 console. It's been talked about for the past week or so about only being available in Australia but we're unsure how much truth there would be in that if its being shown at a game show in Taipei.
Take a look, if this is the rumored black Xbox 360 that's been talked about you may be somewhat disappointed as there was no HDMI port to be found or any extended storage capacity from the HDD.
Unfortunately we couldn't talk to anyone during the show as there was nobody there but at least you know the rumored black version is indeed alive and real!
Following the official launch of Windows Vista, the lads at PC Perspective have spent some time with the current Vista driver releases from NVIDIA and ATI to see which of the two graphics cards is better prepared for gaming in the OS at this stage.
Chances are you might have heard of some software package that was released today; a new version of Windows or something like that. It's only the biggest software release in the last five or so years, and it has all the hardware and software vendors on their toes trying to prep their drivers and hardware to run on it.
Windows Vista is the biggest shift in the consumer software world since Windows 95. I won't bore you with all the details of what makes the new OS changes so dramatic, but some things like indexed searching, security out the wazoo, a new user interface dubbed Aero Glass, integrated Media Center software and DirectX 10 might start the feature list.
Vista is set for official launch into the mainstream market today, and the Techgage get in early on the mass of coverage soon to hit, as they take a good look at gaming performance with the shiny new OS from Microsoft.
To give you a good idea of how is fares in comparison to that of ye'ole faithful (XP), they've included benchmark results for that in their charts as well.
Gaming. Pastime for some, necessity for others. Yes, gaming is an integral part of everyday life on the PC and Vista promises to be a great OS for the job. Ignoring the fact of future DX10 games, does Vista prove to be a gaming friendly PC today?
I spent a lot of time in Vista Beta 2 last summer and wrote the first part to my performance reports. In that article, I compared both the performance of system benchmarks in addition to games. Needless to say, nobody in the end was impressed with the results. Those doubts could rightfully be pushed aside though, since it was "Beta" operating system we were dealing with. At that time though, it showed us clear as day how far Vista had to go.
Shuttle have just announced a barebones variant of their kickass SDXi Small Form Factor XPC based around the Intel 975X chipset for Core 2 Duo/Extreme/Quad.
(CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., January 26, 2007-- Shuttle Inc, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor computers and accessories announced the company's newest offering of gaming bare bone PCs- the Shuttle SDXi bare bone kit. The package includes the custom hand painted SD37P2 chassis with custom Thermal Electronic Cooler from Peliter for the ATI Graphic cards in Crossfire configurations.