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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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Stefan, this post generates a problem with the feedburner, that's why I moved it here.

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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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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: EVGA OC Scanner v1.7.4
« on: October 05, 2011, 07:43:50 PM »
Ooops, I forgot to post a news about the oc scanner 174  ;D
Thanks Stefan!

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Works better with a HD 6970 after a reboot...

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I just downloaded and istalled the driver but now I can no longer start OpenGL apps, crash in the driver. That sucks  :(

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: MSI Kombustor 2.2.0 beta available
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:27:49 PM »
This is funny! Both GPU Caps Viewer and Kombustor are based on ZoomGPU for GPU monitoring. Why Kombustor manages to read GPU data while GPU Caps fails? I'm going to investigate. Thanks Stefan  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: My new HP AMD Fusion laptop
« on: September 11, 2011, 09:00:07 AM »
Thanks for the screenshots. And for the GetPhysicallyInstalledSystemMemory function. Will use it!

Yep I received this feedback: on systems like yours, only Kombustor with D3D render-paths can correctly use the right GPU.

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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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General Discussion / Re: My new HP AMD Fusion laptop
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:05:03 AM »
ljbade, could post screenshots of GPU Caps Viewer (first tab, OpenGL and OpenCL tabs)?

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Nice, a powerful tool. I used it when I added the multi-core CPU support to FluidMark...

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: OpenGL Extensions Viewer 4.02 released
« on: August 12, 2011, 02:02:33 PM »
Yep it's really strange Stefan that you Mobility HD 5000 has all GL 4.2 extensions. What driver have you installed?

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