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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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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: NVIDIA Quadro driver 275.36 WHQL
« on: June 03, 2011, 09:05:18 AM »
I'm investigating...

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It's been many years that I dream of a 3D interface to design, in a web browser, 3D objects with EMAO Workshop parameterized basic shapes.

I was looking for a simple way for users and based on available technology, without success, until now.

I recently discovered 3DVIA Dassault Systems technologies, that I started to handle. A simple plugin to install an application to develop 3D applications (experiences in the jargon of 3dvia) and a deposit on http://www.3dvia.com/ to make the experience accessible in a browser and voila... well ... almost, because you still have to master 3dviastudio, which requires a long learning time, which I prefer to devote to developing visualkit.com.

So I decided to organize a competition 3dviastudio and I came in touch with Dassault ...

By the time to obtain information on the feasibility of the project, two new browsers were released: Firefox 4 and IE9. In addition to natively SVG support, these browsers support a new standard: WebGL. I also found a javascript library on http://mrdoob.com/122/Threejs and a sample application that can serve as a starting point on http://mrdoob.com/projects/voxels/. It works with IE9 and FF4! Go to see it, it's a great job. There are also other libraries, but I have not tried with IE9. Beginners should go to http://learningwebgl.com, where they can find step-by-step lessons ...

Two interesting technologies with two opposing philosophies of development: the 3dviastudio that provides developers with an advanced user interface, with extensive use of the mouse and keyboard, and that of WebGL that can be developed only (for now) with an Text editor ...

So there! I thought it would be interesting to put these technologies to compete through a competition ... 3D developers, if you're interested, take your mouse or your keyboard!

If you wish to sponsor this competition, do your prize proposals! Developers need to be motivated to provide the consistent effort (but exciting!) necessary to achieve the requested objectives.

Source: http://labo.visualkit.com/en/competitions/node/142

French version: http://labo.visualkit.com/competitions/node/123

More information (only in french):

- 01- Règlement Spécifique de la compétition WEBGL - 3Dviastudio:
http://labo.visualkit.com/competitions/node/124

- 02- Description de l'application
http://labo.visualkit.com/competitions/node/125

- 03 - Description de la bibliothèque de formes
http://labo.visualkit.com/competitions/node/126

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Big Pictures / ASUS GPU Tweak Overclocking Utility
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:52:44 AM »

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Big Pictures / Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W (9 pictures total)
« on: May 27, 2011, 04:02:19 PM »

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Spacegoo Maze: simple WebGL Game
« on: May 23, 2011, 07:21:01 PM »
Spacegoo Maze is a simple WebGL game where you have to go from the START panel to the END one through the maze.



You can play the game here: http://www.spacegoo.com/maze/

The game works fine  with firefox 4.0.1 and the latest Chrome 12.xxxxxx.




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Thanks mate!
I'm waiting for some bugfixes in the OpenGL driver. Maybe they'll be there!

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / HP Mini 210-2100 Netbook Review
« on: May 12, 2011, 03:17:48 PM »
Complete review of HP's Mini 210-2100 with Intel N550 + GMA 3150, Win7 Starter and Ubuntu:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110512/hp-mini-210-2100-netbook-review-intel-n550-gma3150-opengl-ubuntu/

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Taipei, Taiwan (May 11, 2011) ― Continuing its legacy of leadership, ASUS offers consumers a range of new motherboards based on the Intel® Z68 Express chipset. The ASUS P8Z68 Series and ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboards all have numerous powerful features that fully exploit the performance benefits of Sandy Bridge technology without compromise, packing more features and new innovations onto the Z68 platform while maintaining unmitigated performance and reliability. ASUS is the only motherboard manufacturer able to integrate diverse new technologies in tandem on its Z68-based motherboards on launch. These include the universal implementation of LucidLogix Virtu™ switchable graphics to harness the capabilities of Intel® Quick Sync Video for faster video transcoding and the extreme performance of the latest NVIDIA® and AMD graphics cards, along with Intel® Smart Response Technology to accelerate hard drive performance and reduce energy consumption.

Exclusive ASUS-developed DIGI+ VRM technology also offers new digital power control for improved response and more delicate system tuning, while the exclusive UEFI BIOS provides mouse input and a BIOS graphical user interface for easier, more user-friendly low-level system control. Together, these features make ASUS Z68-based motherboards the best choice for consumers who wish to get the most of new PC technology.

Full support for faster video transcoding and switchable graphics
All ASUS Z68-based motherboards are natively designed to support the LucidLogix Virtu™ graphics virtualization engine that works in conjunction with Intel® Quick Sync Video to deliver up to three times faster and smoother video transcoding and playback. This is achieved by instantly and seamlessly switching between integrated Sandy Bridge graphics and a discrete graphics card on demand. With uncompromising engineering quality, ASUS P8Z68 Series and ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboards support both NVIDIA® and AMD GPUs for the ultimate in flexibility as part of automatic graphics switching.

The new ASUS Z68-based motherboards also ship with Intel® Smart Response Technology. This uses a solid-state cache to deliver the combined benefits of SSD speed and traditional hard drive storage capacity, cutting down on lengthy data access and system boot times in the process. This feature also reduces redundant hard drive spin, which lowers energy consumption and PC running costs.

Segment-leading digital power delivery and all-new BIOS
Following the successful and acclaimed ASUS P8P67 Series, new Z68-based motherboards from ASUS deliver a ramped-up range of proprietary technologies. DIGI+ VRM set a new standard for digital power control at its debut, where it replaced analog power control with the most precise tuning available to PC users. DIGI+ VRM also increases durability, reliability and overclocking potential, and leads to the most efficient power delivery among all available Z68-based motherboards.

ASUS also includes its exclusive UEFI BIOS on P8Z68 Series motherboards and the Maximus IV GENE-Z. An intuitive and easy to use graphical mouse-controlled BIOS, it incorporates the unique EZ Mode for fast and simple access to powerful system management and set-up. UEFI BIOS even offers drag and drop boot drive prioritization, simplifying a process that in the past presented a major hurdle to novice PC users. It includes support for hard drives with capacities greater than 2.2TB and provides extensive real-time system information for a more involved PC experience.

“The Intel Z68 Express chipset is the first platform to enable both overclocking and the revolutionary media features built into 2nd generation Intel Core processors. We’re thrilled to see a full lineup of ASUS Z68 motherboards designed with LucidLogic Virtu support, allowing users to take advantage of the incredible video transcoding performance of Intel Quick Sync Video Technology, while maintaining support for high-end discrete graphics from all major brands. Users can now enjoy the best of both worlds,” said Zane Ball, General Manager of Intel Desktop Platforms.
 
“With DIGI+ VRM digital power design, UEFI BIOS, universal switchable graphics and faster video transcoding, ASUS P8Z68 Series motherboards make it possible for users to take full advantage of a number of unique and tangible benefits. We’re proud to once more set a new standard with our Z68 motherboards after the success of our P8P67 Series”, said Chewei Lin, Vice President of the ASUS Motherboard Business Unit, Open Platform Business Group.




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: NVIDIA Graphics SDK 11
« on: April 08, 2011, 02:48:36 PM »
Yep I do it right now.

Some screenshots are available here:
http://www.geeks3d.com/20110406/nvidia-graphics-sdk-11-available-direct3d-11-only/

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I never played with NVIDIA Surround functions but did you already see this paper:

http://developer.download.nvidia.com/whitepapers/2010/SurroundBestPracticesGuide.pdf

There are pieces of code using NVAPI.


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BALDWIN PARK, CA (March 8, 2011) - CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com  today announced a series of high-end desktop gaming PCs based on AMD's new Radeon HD 6990 graphics card, which AMD has billed as the "world's fastest."
 
CyberPower will offer the new Radeon HD 6990 graphics card across its entire lineup of desktop gaming PCs, from the Gamer Dragon and Ultra all the way to its extreme Fang EVO Series. Starting price for a CyberPower Radeon HD 6990-based system is $1,399.00
     
The Radeon HD 6990 features two Cayman GPUs clocked at 830MHz, 3072 stream processors, 192 texture units, two 256-bit memory channels, and 4GBs of GDDR5 running at 5000MHz. Additionally, you can bump up the speed by flipping a switch on top of the card to enable the built-in overclocking mode, which boosts the clock frequency to 880MHz. When combined with another Radeon 6990 in a Quad CrossFire configuration, customers can expect a performance boost from 60% to 100% on extremely high-resolution applications
 
AMD's infamous multi-display technology, known as Eyefinity, is supported with the Radeon 6990, which can support up to six displays. Another outstanding feature is AMD's EyeSpeed visual acceleration, which adds a shot of adrenaline to your applications for unprecedented video quality for gaming, movies and video streaming.
 
CyberPower customers can configure their gaming system with a single 6990 card and add additional cards depending on the model. Customers are assured their gaming rigs will feature AMD Radeon 6990-ready compatible hardware such as motherboards from their favorite manufacturers, as well as power supplies and cooling options to accommodate additional GPUs.
 
All CyberPower systems based on the Radeon 6990 series can be easily customized with a number of hard drive and/or SSD, optical drive, memory, and other peripheral component options at the company website.  All systems will be able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), HDMI, 3D Blu-ray, and 7.1 digital surround sound.
 
CyberPower 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 CyberPower Inc.
 
CyberPower 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, CyberPower 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 cyberpower@cyberpowerpc.com.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / CopperCube 2.5 released
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:29:28 PM »
CopperCube, the 3D editor for creating 3D Flash, WebGL, Windows and Mac applications has been released today in version 2.5. http://www.ambiera.com/coppercube/index.html
 
This new release adds support for Adobes just released Flash Molehill API (which is still in beta), that is real, hardware accelerated 3D graphics. CopperCube now is the first 3D editor to support Molehill, so users can try out to create real, fast 3D Flash applications without programming. In order to try out this new feature, you need to install the beta Flash Player Incubator with the Molehill API from labs.adobe.com. Of course, CopperCube also publishes 3D Flash applications without this player and then only uses the slower 3D features from Flash Player 10.
 
 
CopperCube is a 3D editor with deployment targets for Flash (.swf), WebGL (.html), Windows (.exe) and Mac (.app). You can create everything from simple 3D model viewers to games with it without the need to write one single line of code (=no programming necessary). The editor imports 23 different 3D file formats and can additionally be scripted using JavaScript (WebGL), Squirrel (Mac OS and Windows) and in Flash using ActionScript 3.
 
CopperCube is ideal for creating 3D games, educational programs, architectural visualizations, military simulations, product configurators, e-learning applications and 3D prototypes. Basically, users only import their 3D models from any 3D modelling software like Max, Maya, Lightwave, Truespace or others, (they also may create very simple scenes in the CopperCube editor itself), then select a publishing target and hit the 'publish' button to create their 3D application. Adding cameras with specific input methods (like a first person shooter control) and behaviors makes it possible to create fully interactive applications with this editor, without the need to program one single line of code.
 
The new release 2.5 also adds some new highly detailed animated character prefabs, an improved physics engine, a metrics tool for skeletal animated meshes and a feature to automatically embedd textures in .ccb files. The CopperCube community is currently growing every month, and this release has been one of the most anticipated so far.
 
More information on the website: http://www.ambiera.com/coppercube/index.html
Download the latest release directly here: http://www.ambiera.com/coppercube/download.html
 
CopperCube is free to be tried out for 14 days

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New CyberPower Desktop Gaming FTW Series Based on Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case
Combines Visual Aesthetics with Gaming Performance




 
BALDWIN PARK, CA (February 10, 2011) -- CyberPower Inc. (www.cyberpowerpc.com), a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, today announced a new series of desktop gaming rigs based on the new Thermaltake Level 10 GT case, which combines ventilation, convenient upgradability, and overall ease-of-use into a stylish case.
 
To celebrate the highly anticipated Level 10 GT launch, CyberPower will unveil two new gaming systems based on the innovative and feature packed chassis – the Gamer Xtreme FTW and Gamer Ultra FTW. Both systems are loaded to highlight the Level 10 GT’s many enhanced features.
 
The Gamer Xtreme FTW features Intel’s gaming and enthusiast X58 platform with a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 960 processor and NVIDIA’s latest Fermi powered GeForce GTX 560 Ti to deliver maximum performance for gaming, video editing, or everyday computing tasks. The Gamer Ultra FTW includes an AMD hexa-core Phenom II X6 1055T processor alongside ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics to provide superlative performance in gaming and multimedia applications.
 
The Level 10 GT case brings new features that multimedia enthusiasts and gamers want in a full tower chassis.  The CyberPower Gamer Xtreme FTW can accommodate the most sophisticated hardware available on the market. It features dual USB 3.0 connectors right on the top to give users easy access for super speed transfers. Also included are a removable drive tray system that allows every hard drive to be hot swapped; uncluttered cable routing; support for three full size graphics cards; quad-fan ventilation with liquid cooling, and a security feature that allows gamers to lock the tower enabling them to secure their valuable hardware and modules.
 
The Gamer Xtreme FTW and Ultra FTW systems based on the Thermaltake Level 10 GT chassis are now available at CyberPower and can be easily customized with a number of hard drive and/or SSD, optical drive, memory, and other peripheral component from leading brands such as Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Kingston, Corsair, and more at the company website.  CyberPower loads all its gaming rigs 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. Additionally, the Gamer FTW series will be available at major etailers Newegg, Amazon, Walmart and more in the near future.


About CyberPower Inc.
 
CyberPower 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, CyberPower 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 cyberpower@cyberpowerpc.com.
 
All products/company names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

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Big Pictures / ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II Gallery (1 picture total)
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:07:31 AM »
Just plugged on the test bench...




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Ninja is a small build system closest in spirit to Make. Ninja is developed by Evan Martin, one of the Google Chrome developers.

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Ninja is yet another build system. It takes as input the interdependencies of files (typically source code and output executables) and orchestrates building them, quickly.

Ninja joins a sea of other build systems. Its distinguishing goal is to be fast. It is born from my work on the Chromium browser project, which has over 30,000 source files and whose other build systems (including one built from custom non-recursive Makefiles) can take ten seconds to start building after changing one file. Ninja is under a second.

More details here:
- Chromium Notes: Ninja, a new build system
- Google libère le système de build utilisé pour Chrome
- Download: Ninja @ github
- Ninja documentation

Thanks to Tewfik for th tip!

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