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If you’re a fan of multiplayer gaming but hate the hassle of packing up your computer in order to go to a LAN party, iBuyPower has you covered with its latest PC. The LAN Warrior is a Core i7-based powerhouse in a small form factor case. The LAN Warrior’s included carrying strap and harness system make hauling this PC to and from your LAN-loving destination even easier. “We designed the LAN Warrior for gamers that need more power than a gaming laptop can provide,” said Darren Su, vice president of iBuyPower. “With the space for 2 dual-slot video cards and a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 Processor, the LAN Warrior is just as powerful as systems twice its size.” The LAN Warrior starts at $999 and... Read more...
Ever since NVIDIA acquired Ageia's PhysX technology last year, the company has been aggressively working to drum up additional developer support. While NVIDIA has had a lot of success in recent months and a number of high-profile developers have begun integrating PhysX technology into their games, today NVIDIA--in conjunction with a number of partners--is announcing that support for PhysX is coming to a number of hot, upcoming games. The announcements come by way of GRiN, Sega, 8monkey Labs, Capcom and Biart Studio...The Future Of Mankind Depends On NVIDIA PhysX Technology Terminator Salvation Video Game to Feature Highly Interactive Environments Courtesy of NVIDIA PhysX Technology SANTA... Read more...
AMD is launching yet another new ATI Radeon graphics card today. And in light of the current worldwide economic conditions, along with the performance and power consumption data we'll be presenting you on the proceeding pages, we suspect it's going to be a welcomed addition to the company's already potent graphics card line-up.You see, the brand new Radeon HD 4770 is AMD's first mainstream desktop GPU manufactured using a 40nm process, and as such, it is more economical for the company to produce (with a smaller die size) and it consumes little power relative to the current crop of products manufactured at 55nm. The Radeon HD 4770's main features don't stray far from the other... Read more...
AMD is launching yet another new ATI Radeon graphics card today. And in light of the current worldwide economic conditions, along with the performance and power consumption data we'll be presenting you on the proceeding pages, we suspect it's going to be a welcomed addition to the company's already potent graphics card line-up.You see, the brand new Radeon HD 4770 is AMD's first mainstream desktop GPU manufactured using a 40m process, and as such, it is more economical for the company to produce (with a smaller die size) and it consumes little power relative to the current crop of products manufactured at 55nm. The Radeon HD 4770's main features don't stray far from the other members of the Radeon... Read more...
PowerColor Unveils The Fastest Radeon HD 4890Powercolor’s PCS+ HD4890 feature card’s overclocking ability Taipei, Taiwan – April 24, 2009 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announced a powerful addition to the PowerColor HD4890 series: PCS+ HD4890. PowerColor’s Professional Cooling System PLUS or PCS+, delivers the ultimate overclocking ability with GDDR5 onboard memory, 950MHz core speed and 1100MHz effective memory speed with memory data transmission rates up to 4.4Gbps, offering the power to tackle the most extreme 3D games.PowerColor’s PCS+ HD4890 features ZEROtherm’s exclusive cooling system. A 52-piece designed fin and 4 heat pipes brings substance... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD for Enthusiastswith up to One Terabyte of Storage San Jose, Calif.—April 23, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the Z-Drive, a PCI-Express based SSD solution designed to meet the stringent demands of enthusiast computing environments and high-end workstations. First debuted at Cebit 2009 in Germany, the Z-Drive is the latest premium solid state storage solution from OCZ. “It is our goal to deliver tailored SSD solutions for the complete spectrum of high performance applications,” said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product... Read more...
If you've been holding out on buying yourself an Xbox 360, you may want to procrastinate just a few weeks more. Microsoft has just announced that beginning next month, the Game of the Year Xbox 360 Elite Console will hit US shelves. The bundle will include the stylishly colored Xbox 360 Elite console along with two highly-acclaimed titles at no extra cost.Currently, the standalone Xbox 360 Elite goes for $399. With this package, you'll get Halo 3 and Fable II -- all for the same $399. As expected, it also ships with a 120GB hard drive, a wireless controller, a wireless headset, an HDMI cable, and a free Netflix trial. Microsoft has noted that the system will only be available for a limited time,... Read more...
Today, MSI released the N260GTX Lightning graphics card. This latest offering from MSI looks to be aimed squarely at the hardcore graphics card overclocking enthusiast. Noteworthy features of the N260GTX Lightning include "Military Class" components, 1792MB of memory, Twin Frozr cooling, and MSI's "AirForce Panel" that allows access to overclocking features via a panel mounted in an available 5.25" drive bay. To further facilitate overclocking, V-check contact points for measuring GPU and memory voltage (with a Multimeter) are located near the edge of the graphics cards PCB. "Military Class" components MSI utilizes "Military Class" solid capacitors that they claim deliver 2.5 times the lifespan... Read more...
Water-cooling has seen greater mainstream acceptance in recent years. As a result, manufacturers have acknowledged the trend and expanded their product lineups to include these more exotic parts. But what's the big draw for videocards, motherboards, or memory pre-installed with liquid cooling options? Simply put, increased cooling potential nets higher overclocking headroom which translates into higher, stable operating frequencies and ultimately, more performance. But in this particular case, performance is anchored by lower component temperatures and a quieter computing environment. Will consumers pay for the premium that these parts inherently demand? Zotac thinks so. In addition to their... Read more...
High end GPUs target a niche market. In other words, companies make these cards with a specific type of user in mind. And while price is always an important consideration, it's usually not the deciding factor when it comes to introducing these flagship parts. This is especially true when you consider the consumers who are willing to throw down $500+ for a videocard. In this world, performance is by far the biggest selling point. Time after time, we've seen how NVIDIA and ATI have gone all out to capture the performance crown, even if their grip only lasts for a few short months. Currently, NVIDIA owns the bragging rights for the best performing dual-GPU and single-GPU... Read more...
UMD movies -- remember those? Yes, they're the little discs that slide into the rear of Sony's PlayStation Portable, and it's been ages since a major motion picture was released on the format. In a crazy, wild world just years from now, we could be saying the very same thing about games.In what Sony is describing as a "one time test case," the outfit is releasing the forthcoming title Patapon 2 as a digital-only title. In other words, the only way you're playing this game is if you download it. In case that's still not sinking in, Patapon 2 will be the first PSP game to ever be released without a disc. For what it's worth, the game will still see retail shelves, but those who buy the package... Read more...
Microsoft has just announced its new SideWinder X3 gaming mouse, which marks Microsoft's first SideWinder mouse that can be used by both right and left-handed gamers. Not only is the mouse ambidextrous, but it also comes in at the relatively inexpensive price of $39.95, which should make gamers on a budget very happy. The SideWinder X3 shares a number of the same attributes as its SideWinder X5 sibling, including laser-based 2,000-dpi tracking, on-the-fly DPI switching, five programmable buttons, and a wired USB interface. Both mice have rated 7,080-fps image processing, up to a maximum 20G acceleration, a maximum speed of 45+ inches per second, and main mouse buttons with an expected lifespan... Read more...
As of late, much of the spotlight on Asus products has focused on the company's diminutive Eee PC netbook line. With a near constant stream of new models to fit nearly any possible set of requirements, it's easy to see why the Eee brand has become Asus' most recognizable. That said, the company's mobile product offerings are definitely about more than just 8- to 10-inch machines, and that's clearly evidenced by the Asus-branded rig that we're looking at today, the W90Vp. The W90Vp pulls no punches, makes no excuses, apologies or attempts whatsoever to be something it's not. We've always heard that judging a book by its cover (or a notebook by its lid) was a bad idea, but we can tell you right... Read more...
As of late, much of the spotlight on Asus products has focused on the company's diminutive Eee PC netbook line. With a near constant stream of new models to fit nearly any possible set of requirements, it's easy to see why the Eee brand has become Asus' most recognizable. That said, the company's mobile product offerings are definitely about more than just 8- to 10-inch machines, and that's clearly evidenced by the Asus-branded rig that we're looking at today, the W90Vp.The W90Vp pulls no punches, makes no excuses, apologies or attempts whatsoever to be something it's not. We've always heard that judging a book by its cover (or a notebook by its lid) was a bad idea, but we can tell you right... Read more...
Let’s face it; buying a gaming machine with today’s latest components is anything but inexpensive. iBuyPower’s Gamer Paladin F970, which is designed to make the most of its powerful Core i7 processor and other high-end components, is proof of that fact. When the Gamer Paladin F970 was first released, the standard configuration initially had a price tag of $3,799. Recently, iBuyPower dropped the price on the standard configuration of the Gamer Paladin F970 to $3,395. Even at that price, however, the Gamer Paladin F970 is still considerably more than its less expensive cousin, the F950, which has an MSRP of $2,319. Of course, the Gamer Paladin F950 also uses lower-end components throughout. What’s... Read more...
Let’s face it; buying a gaming machine with today’s latest components is anything but inexpensive. iBuyPower’s Gamer Paladin F970, which is designed to make the most of its powerful Core i7 processor and other high-end components, is proof of that fact. When the Gamer Paladin F970 was first released, the standard configuration initially had a price tag of $3,799. Recently, iBuyPower dropped the price on the standard configuration of the Gamer Paladin F970 to $3,395. Even at that price, however, the Gamer Paladin F970 is still considerably more than its less expensive cousin, the F950, which has an MSRP of $2,319. Of course, the Gamer Paladin F950 also uses lower-end components throughout.... Read more...
We know this is going to simultaneously take you by surprise and crush your dreams, but the price of Nintendo's Wii isn't going down anytime soon. Sure, there's some sort of a "recession" going on (or so they say), but video game sales haven't been hurting. Especially not in Nintendo's world. If you'll recall, the company just shipped its 50 millionth Wii console, and up until recently it's been practically impossible to find one in stock in retail stores. Needless to say, demand has been outstripping supply for some time now, and thus, Nintendo has absolutely no reason to cut prices in order to get units moving even faster. Amazingly, Wii sales have actually slowed a bit in Japan, which prompted... Read more...
BFG Technologies, a leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards announced today that the Phobos Performance Edition Gaming/Home Theater System now comes standard with two BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC graphics cards running in SLI. In addition, Intel solid-state drives are now available as an upgrade option.BFG Technologies recently updated the default configuration for the Phobos Performance Edition after tests showed that two BFG GeForce GTX 275 graphics cards running in NVIDIA SLI offered performance exceeding that of one GeForce GTX 295 graphics card.“Our Phobos Performance system featuring dual BFG GeForce GTX 275 graphics cards offers tremendous value... Read more...
It was bound to happen, was it not? With Netflix flying onto all sorts of unorthodox devices and Internet TV emerging as a legitimate source of entertainment, we just had to see a report like this. Recent statistics from research firm Nielsen have shown that video games (and consoles, naturally) are luring more and more individuals than ever before. And needless to say, it's not just the game software that's enticing.Despite a global economy that's still trying to fully recover, video game sales have remained relatively healthy. Not surprisingly, so have content consumption patterns. As we saw just weeks ago, YouTube viewing has shot through the roof, and as Nielsen shows, viewing of programming... Read more...
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, has announced a new custom liquid cooled solution for the HD4890 series. The PowerColor Liquid Cooling Solution or LCS, will be available on the most powerful single GPU graphics card currently available from ATI. With EK Water Blocks cooling solution, PowerColor’s LCS HD4890 provides exceptional thermal performance in a single slot design, enhancing gaming performance in a cool and stable operating environment.PowerColor’s LCS HD4890 has a full water block mounted on the card covering the GPU, memory and power regulator chip. With a copper based design, it is able to reduce temperatures up to 20°C compared with reference versions.... Read more...
Gamers across the pond (meaning Europe and Japan, specifically) have been able to handle Nintendo's smallest and most powerful DS system yet for some time now, but at long last the pleasure is finally coming to those who call North America home. Starting this week, gamers with a thirst for more on-the-go fun can part with $170 in order to bring home the much hyped DSi handheld.Early reviews have found the upgraded device to be far superior to its two predecessors. The loss of the GameBoy Advance slot is a surefire downer for those who adore legacy titles, but pretty much everything else is a definite leap forward. For starters, the display panels are enlarged, while the overall casing is smaller,... Read more...
Um, what? Frankly, that's the reaction we have after digesting an absolutely absurd -- and borderline comical -- new PR snippet from Sony. Given that April 1st is well behind us, we're left to believe that John Koller's statement regarding Nintendo's DSi launch is completely legitimate. For those unaware, the smallest and most powerful DS yet is launching today in the United States, and rather than just pointing out facts about the PSP's superiority (the ability to play back UMD movies, a long history of downloadable content, an expansive 16:9 display, etc.), Sony Computer Entertainment America's Director of Hardware Marketing had this to say: "If Nintendo is really committed to reaching a broader,... Read more...
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