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Creation Platform is the World’s First Dedicated Platform For Building High-Performance Graphics Applications


A video highlighting the power of Creation Platform can be found here: https://vimeo.com/46458060

 
MONTREAL, CANADA – July 31, 2012 – Fabric Engine Inc, a software company focused on high-performance 2D and 3D graphics solutions, announced today Creation Platform, a framework for building custom, high-performance graphics applications. By providing the major building blocks for tool creation, Creation Platform allows developers to spend less time building back-end architectures, and more time building critical workflows and high-performance functionality into their tools. To see an overview of what’s possible, go to http://www.fabricengine.com.
 
 
Anyone interested in trying Creation Platform can join the private beta at: http://www.fabricengine.com/products/licensing/.
The Fabric Engine team will be showcasing Creation Platform at SIGGRAPH 2012 in the AMD booth (#709) and presenting twice daily in the OptiTrack booth (Booth #610).
 
“High-end graphics is one of the most performance hungry domains in computing, but most applications are unable to keep pace with the requirements of exciting areas like simulation and virtual production,” said Fabric Engine’s CEO, Paul Doyle. “Studios want a development environment with tools that guarantee them the performance needed to fulfill their creative requirements. Unfortunately, current solutions don’t provide that performance, and are leaving studios with little choice but to build from scratch, forcing them to invest their time and resources in something that is not their core business. Creation Platform offers an alternative - a framework that gives them the performance they need, and a set of tools that allow them to take full advantage of it.”
 
Creation Platform:
Creation Platform is designed to give studios an easy way to build tools that not only match, but in many cases, surpass the performance of traditional DCC tools. Key benefits include:
 
•             Performance: Creation is built on top of the Fabric Core Execution Engine, a multi-threading engine designed to get exceptional performance out of both CPUs and GPUs.
•             Modularity: Creation provides a set of building blocks that can be connected together to build a wide range of different applications.
•             Extensibility:  Creation’s extension system enables developers to incorporate existing code libraries into their applications. This enables Creation to incorporate things like Bullet Physics and streaming of motion capture data, as well as allowing for support of custom file types like Alembic and LIDAR.
•             Accessibility: The majority of Creation applications are built using Python and Qt. For the critical performance parts of an application, Creation uses a custom Kernel Language (KL), which a simple, high-level language. If a TD or developer is comfortable with Python, they will find KL easy to pick up.
 
Here’s What Beta Testers are Saying:
Mike Romey, Head of Pipeline, Zoic Studios: “I believe that Fabric's Creation Platform will change the way our facility and industry approaches custom tools development.  The Creation Platform allows our developers to rapidly prototype and deploy complex tools quickly and efficiently.  It simplifies the development process by wrapping leading edge technologies into easily accessible scripting libraries for python and pySide. This in turn allows us to reduce our development cycles and iterate tools quicker with more features and functionality.  This improves our agility to respond to any and all production requests. The result generally is a highly sophisticated, well-groomed standalone or hosted application that is multi-threaded for speed. The Creation Platform and its developers are building a development tool that is truly a speed demon.”
 
Michel Murdock, Executive VP at Hybride: “We are very excited about the potential of Creation Platform and look forward to collaborating with their amazing team."
 
Daniel Gregoire, Owner of Halon Entertainment: "Creation Platform represents new life for Previs as it builds a powerful foundation that doesn't have a decade of legacy code encumbering us from doing the important work of tomorrow."
 
Grant Miller, Creative Director, Ingenuity Engine : “Proprietary solutions for visual effects used to be reserved for large studios with a dedicated programming team, but with Creation Platform that level of customization and innovation has been opened up to TDs and artists.  The Creation toolset lays a great foundation to build on, handling things like Alembic I/O and Bullet Physics so you can focus on the creative aspects of tool creation instead of implementing libraries.”
 
Albert Cheng, Previs Supervisor, The Third Floor LA/London: “Creation Platform is the graphics app development framework I've been waiting for.  With it's highly optimized core and native multithreading capabilities, it does most of the heavy lifting for me to ensure the fastest processing speeds, while allowing me to focus on building custom applications and tools for manipulating 3D. What makes it really great is that it interfaces through the popular Python language and QT gui framework to allow rapid development with minimal code, thus making it easily accessible to those like me working in film, animation and games.”
 
Creation Platform Examples:
The team at Fabric Engine has created a number of videos to showcase the power and diversity of Creation Platform. Those videos can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/groups/fabric
Creation Platform at SIGGRAPH 2012:
Creation Platform will be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2012. Specific locations include:
AMD Booth: #709
Optitrack Booth: #610
 
To meet with the Fabric Engine team at the show, please email sales@fabricengine.com.
 
How To Join the Beta:
Creation Platform is now available via private beta for anyone who wishes to try it out. To join, visit: http://www.fabricengine.com/products/licensing/
 
 
For more information about Fabric Engine, visit www.fabricengine.com or send questions via email to info@fabricengine.com.
 
About Fabric Engine, Inc.
Fabric Engine is a software engineering company founded in 2010 in Montreal, Canada by a group of well-known developers from Softimage and Autodesk. Known for their work on CAT and ICE, the team has a collective expertise in parallel computing, hardware optimization, software architecture, design, animation, rendering and production workflows. They are now applying their collective experience to Fabric Engine and its Creation Platform. Fabric Engine is funded by Real Ventures and is a strategic partner of AMD. For more information, visit: www.fabricengine.com.

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Big Pictures / Geeks3D's Graphics Cards for Tests
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:46:05 PM »
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Big Pictures / Geeks3D's Testbeds
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:07:54 PM »
X58-based testbed - specifications:
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X58 A-UD5
- CPU: Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.2GHz
- Memory: 3x2048MB DDR3 @ 1600MHz, Corsair
- PSU: Corsair AX1200
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit


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EVGA Announces the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 and EVGA Precision X

March 22, 2012 - Get to the next level with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680. This card delivers truly game-changing performance that taps into the powerful new GeForce architecture to redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming. It offers brand new, never before seen features that will redefine the way you think about performance graphics cards. Expect more from your graphics card than just state-of-the-art features and technology; get faster, smoother and a richer gaming experience with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680.
 
The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card features many new and key features:
  • NVIDIA SMX Engine – Brand new processing engine which delivers twice the performance/watt compared to previous generations.
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology – Dynamically maximizes clockspeeds to push performance to new levels and bring out the best in every game.
  • NVIDIA FXAA – Lightning fast anti-aliasing in a huge variety of games with the simple click of a mouse.
  • NVIDIA TXAA – Next generation anti-aliasing algorithm that delivers the image quality of 8X MSAA, with the performance hit of only 2xMSAA.
  • Adaptive Vertical Sync – Dynamically adjusts VSync to your monitors native refresh rate for the smoothest gameplay possible.
  • Frame Rate Target – Set a target Frame Rate with EVGA Precision X and your card will automatically adjust the power/performance to meet that target.
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround – Now supported on a single GPU, with up to three gaming monitors plus one accessory display!
  • PCI Express 3.0 – Offers double the bandwidth of PCI Express 2.0, for highest data transfer speeds. Also backwards compatible with all existing PCI Express motherboards.

Learn more about the EVGA GeForce GTX 680
 
In addition to the EVGA GeForce GTX 680, EVGA is also introducing a new version of its popular “Precision” overclocking software: EVGA Precision X. Designed from the ground up to support the latest GPU technologies, EVGA Precision X redefines what overclocking software should be. This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card, including GPU Clock speed, GPU Voltage, Memory Clock speed and Fan speed.
 
EVGA Precision X features many new and key features:
  • Brand New GUI – Built from the ground up for the next generation of graphics accelerators.
  • Advanced Hardware Monitoring – See GPU vitals in real time.
  • In Game Monitoring – See your GPU vitals, without leaving your game.
  • Frame Rate Target – GeForce GTX 680 will adjust power/clock dynamically to match set framerate.
  • Fan Curve – Setup and advanced fan profile.

Learn More about EVGA Precision X

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More information and download link: 
AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series Direct3D 11 Demo: Leo in Sneeze The Day

Tested on a CrossFire of HD 6970.



































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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Notepad++ 5.9.8 released
« on: January 05, 2012, 08:06:06 PM »
New features and fixed bugs in Notepad++ v5.9.8

- Add drag and drop capacity in Project Manager (only inside of Project Manager).
- Add "Move Up" (Ctrl+Up) and "Move Down" (Ctrl+Down) commands in Project Panel.
- Edit Zone border can be customizable via "Editing" tab of Preferences dialog.
- Fix an aesthetic problem in incremental search bar.
- Fix "Save all" GUI bug.
- Make plugins in %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ override les plugins in Notepad++ installation directory. (Plugins   loading from %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ is enabled only if NPP_INSTALLED_DIR\Notepad++\allowAppDataPlugins.xml is present)


Download: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v5.9.8.html

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Linderdaum is an open source object-oriented 3D gaming engine for Microsoft Windows and Google Android written in <b>C++. It is designed to be an integrated solution for the development of interactive 3D applications, for game, industrial and scientific visualization. Linderdaum is a set of different components (Audio, GUI, File system, Renderer, Resources manager, Scene graph, XLML, LinderScript) designed to interoperate together.

The rendering engine is based on OpenGL 3, OpenGL 4 and OpenGL ES 2. New version 0.6.04 brings in the support of GLSL tesselation programs, mesh skinning on Android platform and deferred rendering. The OpenGL ES 2 renderer works also with Mali 400 mobile GPUs.

Linderdaum is open source but commercial applications are not allowed without a commercial license.

If you have tested it, don't hesite to post a feedback about this engine.

Links:

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / CUDA Platform Source Release
« on: December 14, 2011, 08:26:15 PM »
On December 13th, NVIDIA announced that it will open up the CUDA platform by releasing source code for the CUDA Compiler.

Using the source code for new LLVM-based compiler that will be released with CUDA Toolkit 4.1, researchers and tools vendors will be able to:
  • Support GPU acceleration in more programming languages, including many new and existing domain-specific languages (DSLs)
  • Make new advancements in processor architecture and heterogeneous systems research
  • Support CUDA applications on a wide variety of many-core and multi-core processors

More information: http://developer.nvidia.com/content/cuda-platform-source-release

Other related news:
- NVIDIA Releases CUDA 4.1: CUDA Goes LLVM and Open Source (Kind Of)
- NVIDIA Open-Sources Its CUDA Compiler
- NVIDIA Releases Source To CUDA Compiler

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / EVGA Precision v2.1.1
« on: December 08, 2011, 09:27:14 AM »
EVGA Precision 2.1.1 released, this version takes the voltage tuning portion out of BETA and offers a few new features/fixes. This software can be downloaded for free at http://www.evga.com/precision

EVGA Precision v2.1.1 (12-7-2011)
  • Updated EVGA Voltage Tuner:
    • Added auto detection for GTX 580 cards
    • Updated spelling
  • EVGA On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 4.2.4. New version gives you the following improvements:
    • Added power user oriented application profile setting allowing EVGA On-Screen Display Server to detect r       runtime function offsets dynamically on each 3D application startup. This provides On-Screen Display functionality support in applications using modified Direct3D runtime libraries (e.g. FXAA injection Direct3D runtimes)
    • Updated profiles list

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Thinking of Upgrading Your PC? Ask 15 Million 3DMark® Users What They Would Buy

New Futuremark® Hardware Channel Rates PC Graphics Cards, Processors and Motherboards by Price, Performance and Popularity

HELSINKI, FINLAND – NOVEMBER 23, 2011 – Futuremark®, the world leader in performance benchmarking software and services, today unveiled the Futuremark Hardware Channel – a new online service that promises to make it easier to compare the price, performance and popularity of PC processors, graphics cards and motherboards. The Futuremark Hardware Channel is powered by performance and popularity data submitted by millions of 3DMark users around the world. Price data comes from a live feed of real-time prices from well-known and trusted retailers. From these sources Futuremark has created a free online service that makes it easy to see which PC components offer the best performance for the price as well as giving a unique insight into the buying habits of the world's most performance conscious PC power users. http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/

Jukka Mäkinen, CEO of Futuremark said,

"Whether you are buying a new PC, or comparing components for an upgrade, sorting through the endless technical specs is time consuming and confusing. Even when you know what you want, finding the best price can be a chore. That's why we created the Futuremark Hardware Channel which combines the buying habits of the world's most-performance conscious PC users and up to the minute prices from trusted online retailers. Before you buy a new PC or notebook this holiday, make sure you are getting what you need by checking how the components perform and compare in the Futuremark Hardware Channel."

COMPARE ON PERFORMANCE

The Futuremark Hardware Channel shows which graphics cards and processors offer the best power and performance by drawing on a huge database of 3DMark results submitted by millions of PC power users.

For each individual component, it is possible to compare the performance against other products from the same manufacturer, or against products with similar performance and price from other brands.

Example using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580:
http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_580

COMPARE ON POPULARITY

Hardware popularity charts are based on the number of 3DMark users submitting scores using each component in the last 30 days. With data collected from millions of benchmark scores using every conceivable setup, the Futuremark Hardware Channel is also able to show which processors, graphics cards and motherboards are most commonly combined in real users' PCs. Choosing components that are currently popular with expert 3DMark users provides peace of mind when it comes to quality and value.

Most popular processor (last 30 days): Intel Core i7-2600K
Most popular graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Most popular motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

Most popular system:
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor:
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO

See more: http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/

COMPARE ON PRICE

Price data comes direct from well known and trusted retailers. By combining 3DMark performance data with real-time prices for processors and graphics cards, the Futuremark Hardware Channel calculates each component's 'bang for the buck': the number of 3DMark points earned per dollar of cost. Simple visual charts make it is easy to compare components and see which ones offer the best value for money. Price data is currently only available for retailers in the United States.

Example comparing graphics cards:
http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu

FUTUREMARK HARDWARE CHANNEL

The new Futuremark Hardware Channel rates PC graphics cards, processors and motherboards by price, performance and popularity to provide all PC users with an easier way of choosing between different components.
http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/

Become a fan of Futuremark on Facebook for the latest PC performance news: http://www.facebook.com/Futuremark

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ABOUT 3DMARK
3DMark is the world's most popular benchmark and PC test. 3DMark uses specifically designed tests featuring high-end real-time graphics to accurately and consistently measure PC gaming performance. Futuremark currently offers 3DMark06 for Windows XP, 3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista, and 3DMark 11 for Windows 7. A new version of 3DMark for Windows 8 is currently in development and is expected to be released in 2012. Find out more and download 3DMark for free from http://www.3dmark.com

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and the web. Futuremark Games Studio creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio is currently developing Unstoppable Gorg for PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade and iPad®. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2011 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® and 3DMark® trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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New Intel CPU Cooler Utilizes Asetek Sealed Loop Liquid Cooling Technology to Help Reach Maximum Performance of Intel Processors

Asetek Inc., the world’s leading supplier of liquid cooling solutions for computers, announced today that Intel has chosen Asetek liquid cooling technology for Intel’s first liquid cooler for Intel processors, the Intel® Thermal Solution RTS2011LC. Asetek will also manufacture these liquid coolers for Intel. The new Intel liquid CPU cooler enables customers to extract greater performance from Intel processors than ever before with an Intel cooling solution.
 

Sophisticated cooling technology is essential to the proper operation of all modern CPUs. The choice of cooling technology impacts both the performance and the acoustics of a PC. The superior performance of the Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC makes it the right choice for over-clocking enthusiasts and users of CPU intensive software including applications for digital content creation, CAD, engineering simulation, scientific modeling, financial modeling and PC gaming.
 
“Intel has been in contact with Asetek since they pioneered sealed loop liquid cooling in 2005,” said Darrin Lynch, Product Marketing Engineer at Intel. “Their proven track record of superior performance and consistent reliability made Asetek technology the natural choice for building Intel’s flagship thermal solution.”
 
"We are proud that Intel chose Asetek to develop the RTS2011LC liquid cooler,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “Asetek and Intel both see the importance and passion of the enthusiast market and are happy to offer this solution."
 
Asetek pioneered the development of sealed loop liquid cooling in 2005 and is today the world’s largest supplier of sealed loop liquid coolers by both revenue and volume. Asetek and Intel collaborated to design the Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC, with Asetek contributing the liquid cooler design and Intel developing the fan that removes heat from the liquid cooler’s radiator. The liquid cooler utilizes Asetek’s zero maintenance sealed loop liquid cooling technology. The liquid cooler’s radiator mounts on the chassis and only the pump and cold plate mount on the CPU, reducing the mass that must be supported by the motherboard. This robust design enables the cooler to meets Intel’s stringent shock/drop testing.
 
The Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC water cooler is compatible with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for socket LGA2011, including the new Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor, as well as Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Family and Intel® Core™ i5 processor Family for socket LGA1366, LGA1156, and LGA1155.
 
 
About Asetek:
Asetek is the world leading provider of CPU and GPU liquid cooling systems for thermal and acoustic management. The company’s solutions are used by leading OEMs servicing the gaming, workstation and performance PC markets. The company’s liquid thermal management systems deliver superior thermal and acoustic performance in a factory sealed unit that sets new standards for reliability and suitability to large volume production. Leading OEMs use Asetek’s liquid cooling products in systems where end users demand exceptional performance, low noise and maximum reliability.
 
Asetek technology is also a favorite choice among DIY and enthusiast computer builders. Asetek cooling technologies are available to DIY and enthusiast builders through Intel® and several well respected enthusiast brands. Please see the Partner Products pages on our web site for details.
 
Founded in 2000, Asetek has offices in San Jose, California, Denmark and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.asetek.com.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / (PR) Introducing the EVGA X79 Motherboards
« on: November 14, 2011, 08:47:24 PM »
The EVGA X79 Platforms have officially launched, learn more about the EVGA lineup here. Also, attached is the EVGA X79 comparison guide, and below are the individual spec sheets:
 
EVGA X79 Classified - http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/151-SE-E779.pdf
EVGA X79 FTW - http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/151-SE-E777.pdf
EVGA X79 SLI - http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/132-SE-E775.pdf
 
Introducing the EVGA X79 Motherboard Lineup!
True next generation motherboards have arrived with the EVGA X79 lineup! This new motherboard series packs in the latest technologies to give you an uncompromised experience!
 
Uncompromised Performance – Unparalleled memory bandwidth with true quad channel DDR3 memory support, and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you intelligent computing by optimizing performance on the fly! Up to 4-Way SLI** gives you the expansion you need to maximize your graphics performance.
 
Uncompromised Power – High performance 12+2 PWM,  100% POSCAP Capacitors and ESR/ESL Film Capacitors* deliver clean, optimal power to your system for maximum overclocking. Dual 8pin CPU connectors* can provide up to 600w of steady power to the CPU through a high quality CPU socket with three times* the normal amount of gold content for the lowest impedance, and highest current transfer. Also, with built in EVGA EVBot support, you can overclock on the fly from the palm of your hand
 
Uncompromised Features – This board is loaded: 10 USB 3.0 Ports*, SATA III/6G support, 5 PCI-E 3.0 ready ports, integrated Bluetooth*, PCI-E/DIMM Disable jumpers, and a Right Angled 24pin power connector* to assist with cable management.
 
Learn more about the EVGA X79 lineup here.

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CyberpowerPC's new Gamer Xtreme PCs Puts You in Control of the Action With Intel 2nd Generation Core i7-3000 Series CPUs
 
BALDWIN PARK, CA (November 14, 2011) - CyberpowerPC, www.cyberpowerpc.com, a leading manufacturer of custom gaming desktop PCs, gaming notebooks, and performance workstations, today announced a new series of enthusiast gaming PCs based on Intel's 2nd Generation Core i7-3000 Series CPUs (code named Sandy Bridge-E) and X79 chipset motherboards.
 
CyberpowerPC gaming systems receiving the new CPU makeover includes the Gamer Xtreme 3D series, the FANG EVO Black Mamba and Cobra as well as its award winning Gamer Xtreme XE and XI systems. The series will include the flagship Intel Core i7 3960X (3.33Ghz and Turbo Boost up to 3.9Ghz), and the Core i7 3930K CPU (3.2Ghz and Turbo Boost to 3.8Ghz) to deliver unmatched performance, the ability to customize your rig, and features that put you in control of the action.
 
CyberpowerPC's new Core i7-3000 series gaming PCs are geared to gamers, PC enthusiasts, and content creators who live to push their systems beyond the limit with extreme gaming capability, amazing multimedia, easy overclocking, and the ultimate in flexibility. Intel assures users an enhanced experience with the new power packed CPUs that deliver maximum speed for multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and high-def content creation.
 
With a killer combination of features that includes Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, integrated PCI-Express I/O to support discrete graphics, and superior overclocking capability, the ultra-threaded 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is flexible and powerful. It's the ultimate weapon for gamers who demand unmatched PC performance.
 
CyberpowerPC's Gamer Xtreme PCs can be customized with a number of cooling options including CyberpowerPC's Advance Hydro Liquid Cooling kit featuring 240MM or 360MM radiator solutions, CoolIT ECO-II liquid cooling, and Asetek 500 series liquid coolers. Users will also be able to overclock their already blazing Sandy Bridge-E gaming PCs with CyberpowerPC's Venom Boost service that will crank the CPU up to an additional 30%. Additionally, users may configure the Gamer Xtreme with other extreme performance hardware and components such as Solid State Drives, Blu-Ray drives, gaming memory, and more at the company website, www.cyberpowerpc.com.
 
Prices for CyberpowerPC gaming systems powered by Intel's 2nd Generation Core i7-3000 Series CPUs start at under $1200.
 
Additionally, CyberpowerPC loads every system with Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Operating System with Service Pack 1 to enhance your gaming and multimedia experience and includes an industry-best-3 year limited warranty and free lifetime phone support.
 
About CyberpowerPC Inc.
 
CyberpowerPC Inc. www.Cyberpowerpc.com was founded in 1998 and has emerged as one of the leading custom computer system manufacturers. Headquartered in Baldwin Park in Southern California, CyberpowerPC manufacturers and distributes a complete line of custom built gaming desktops, gaming notebooks and high performance workstations to meet the unique needs of gamers, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other end-users. For more information contact: Sales (800) 707-0393; Email CyberpowerPC@Cyberpowerpc.com.
 
All products/company names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.
 

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Taipei, Taiwan (September 8, 2011) – with the release of the new HD 6770 DirectCU Silent,
ASUS has deployed the most powerful and advanced fanless graphics cards available.
Running totally silent and 16%* cooler than generic passive designs, the ASUS DirectCU
Silent series increases thermal performance and offers consumers a more reliable and longer
lasting experience that meets every graphics need, from casual multimedia to dedicated
gaming.

DirectCU Silent technology offers 95%* larger heatsinks for 16%* cooler performance
ASUS thermal engineers have developed exclusive DirectCU cooling technology, integrating
direct-contact copper heat pipes that touch the GPU core for faster and more effective heat
dissipation, and thus lower temperatures and better performance. Based on these principles,
ASUS engineers have created the most effective 0dB silent graphics cards available.
DirectCU Silent designs have been applied on the GT 430, GT 440, GTS 450 and HD 6670
previously, and now on the HD 6770 model. Through intricate material processing and
intelligent molding, the heatsinks in DirectCU Silent cards offer up to 95%* larger surface
area and run around 16%* cooler than conventional passive cards, resulting in more stable
performance and longer lasting products.

Super Alloy Power enhances product longevity and performance
Based on a proprietary alloy mix developed in-house by ASUS, Super Alloy Power involves
filling power delivery components with a high endurance compound that can better resist
heat. Super Alloy Power components lead to 15%* faster performance, a wider overclocking
margin, and products that last 2.5* times longer than generic graphics cards.

Delivering cool and stable gaming performance
The DirectX® 11-compatible ASUS HD 6770 DirectCU Silent features 800 stream processors
and 40 texture units, plus 1GB of GDDR5 video memory. This means it is more than able to
handle HD gaming with details and effects set to medium or higher, which was unheard of
with previous silent cards. The HD 6770 DirectCU Silent is therefore an excellent choice for
consumers who require a quiet computing environment, and at the same time are unwilling to
sacrifice potent multimedia and gaming capabilities.

Product highlights

-ASUS DirectCU Silent graphics cards are the coolest silent choice currently available.
Totally quiet 0dB passive cooling creates a hushed usage environment and runs 16%*
cooler than conventional passive cards, presenting unmitigated multimedia and gaming
performance

- The heatsink on the HD 6770 DirectCU Silent offers up to 95%* larger surface area than
its respective reference design for faster heat dissipation

- ASUS exclusive Super Alloy Power components offer a 15%* performance boost and
2.5* longer product lifespan

- The HD 6770 DirectCU Silent ships with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory to handle HD
gaming in high detail and with most effects turned on







About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling
and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS
designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home,
office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical
drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices,
servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven
by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely
credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more
than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for
2010 was around US$10.1 billion.

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Get Ready for the Futuremark Lords of Overclocking 2011 Contest

Winners to Qualify for MSI MOA Grand Final in Taipei


HELSINKI, FINLAND – JUNE 28, 2011 – Futuremark® today announced the return of its annual Lords of Overclocking competition for PC users everywhere. This year’s event, the largest of its type, will see overclocking pros, enthusiasts and hobbyists from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas use 3DMark® 11 and MSI brand graphics cards to compete for the title of "Lord of Overclocking" for their region. http://www.futuremark.com/lords
 
The top contestants from each region will win a grand prize trip for two with travel and hotel included to compete in the MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2011 grand final in Taipei. The complete prize pool includes the latest and most desirable graphics cards, motherboards, cases, memory, coolers and power supplies from competition sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Kingston and Enermax.
 
The Lords of Overclocking contest will run for four weeks from July 4 to August 1 with prizes awarded to the top weekly winners in each region. Additional winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries each week, ensuring everyone has a chance to win.
 
"We are excited to once again bring the world’s most talented overclockers together for our annual Lords of Overclocking competition," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. "With great prizes on offer from some of the most recognized names in PC performance it promises to be a closely fought contest."
 
"This is the third year MSI has partnered with Futuremark to promote Lords of Overclocking as the premier online qualifying event for MOA," said Jason Lee, Marketing Director at MSI. "Lords of Overclocking gives enthusiasts and overclockers around the world an opportunity to experience the performance, stability and quality of the military grade hardware in MSI mainboards and graphics cards in an exciting competitive setting."
 
Lords of Overclocking is a worldwide online qualifying event for the prestigious MSI MOA 2011 competition in Taipei which will see the world's top overclockers go head to head in a fiercely fought battle of extreme overclocking.

Contestants will be competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark 11, the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for testing PC gaming hardware. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC video card performance and is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results. 3DMark 11 Basic Edition is available as a free download from Futuremark's website.
 
Visit the Lords of Overclocking 2011 competition website for further details or follow the contest as it happens on Futuremark's Facebook page.

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— AMD Continues to Power the Ultimate PC Gaming and Hi-Def Experience with FX Brand and New “Gaming Evolved” Collaborations —

 
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reintroduced the FX brand for PC processors and platforms at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). FX-branded products will be geared toward enthusiast PCs and HD entertainment aficionados. AMD also announced new members for its “Gaming Evolved” program,  driving the PC gaming experience forward with native HD3D support in Eidos Montreal’s “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” and new collaborations with Bioware, Creative Assembly and Codemasters.

 
FX Brand Enables Top-Flight Experience for Gamers and HD Media Enthusiasts

The FX brand is associated AMD’s fastest processors and most powerful platforms - those designed for unrestrained PC performance for the ultimate gaming and HD entertainment experiences.  In addition, these processors and platforms drive rich visuals for graphics intensive applications and high-resolution AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor configurations. The first platform to earn the FX title, the “Scorpius” platform will feature the now-available AMD 9-series chipset motherboards and AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series graphics cards, plus the upcoming “Zambezi” unlocked, native eight-core processor.1

 “AMD’s FX brand will enable an over-the-top experience for PC enthusiasts,” said Leslie Sobon, vice president of worldwide product marketing, AMD. “By combining an unlocked, native eight-core processor, the latest in chipset technology, and AMD’s latest graphics cards, FX customers will enjoy an unrivalled feature set and amazing control over their PC’s performance.”


AMD Adds New Members, Titles to Gaming Evolved

Furthering its commitment to PC gaming innovation and promoting an open and advanced experience for gamers, AMD continues to add members and grow relationships in the second year of the Gaming Evolved program. True to its previously announced commitment to PC gamers, AMD remains focused on working with the best software developers to maximize the user experience. Gaming Evolved combines AMD's expanded support for Microsoft DirectX® 11 games (which use the latest graphics technology from Microsoft), along with AMD Eyefinity multiple-monitor configurations, AMD Dual Graphics (which enables multiple graphics processors in one computer), and native AMD HD3D support to enable standards-based stereo 3D display capabilities for a truly immersive 3D visual experience. 2

“Since the launch of AMD’s open stereo 3D initiative last year, developers have been embracing native 3D support that will work with a range of 3D glasses and monitors from different vendors,” said Neal Robison, director of ISV relations, AMD. “This excitement by developers is starting to pay off with the announcement by Eidos-Montreal that ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution,’ will enable native stereo 3D support.”

With AMD HD3D, gamers can experience amazing stereoscopic 3D gaming image quality for a more realistic experience. AMD HD3D technology supports more than 400 titles through AMD's technology partners, and AMD's open 3D ecosystem approach encourages the broadest selection of 3D solutions, available at the most affordable cost.

 “We are thrilled to be working with AMD, an innovative leader in PC hardware and software, incorporating their technology into Deus Ex: Human Revolution for PC,” said Stephane D’Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal, a Square Enix studio. “It’s also exciting that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the first video game title optimized to natively utilize AMD HD3D capable hardware. Coupled with AMD Eyefinity functionality, PC gamers will be even more immersed in the action-rich gameplay and compelling storyline.”

In addition to Eidos, AMD’s new partners include major developers of critically acclaimed titles, including Bioware’s “Dragon Age II”, Creative Assembly’s “SHOGUN 2: Total War“ and Codemasters’ “DiRT 3,” which will include native support for DirectX 11, AMD Eyefinity and AMD Dual Graphics technologies.

AMD at E3 2011

E3 attendees can experience these stunning technologies with their own eyes at the AMD booth (#823 South Hall), which will feature demos AMD technologies and upcoming game titles including “Orcs Must Die!” from Robot Entertainment and DirectX 11-enabled “Blacklight: Retribution” from Perfect World.

 
Supporting Resources
·         Read AMD posts from E3 on the Game Blog.

·         Learn more about AMD Gaming Evolved here.

·         Get additional information on AMD HD3D technology here.

·         Follow news from the AMD team on Twitter at @AMD_Unprocessed.
·         Become a fan of AMD technology on Facebook.
 

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.


 

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