DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 - motherboard for overclockers format mini-ITX

Monday, November 16, 2009

Motherboards for overclockers and enthusiasts are usually written in the format ATX. However, recently the market has several solutions in a more compact form factor micro-ATX, with impressive functionality and a set of overclocking options. But the company DFI decided to go even further and announced the release of functional motherboard LANParty MI P55-T36, performed in altogether too minimalist format mini-ITX.

Despite its small size (17 x 17 cm), motherboard DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 on the functionality in a little more bulky than the yield model. It is based on Intel P55 chipset and has two slots for DIMM modules with support for dual-channel DDR3 1333, as well as expansion slot PCIe x16. Addition, there is a high-quality sound chip Creative X-Fi and power supply system with the function of the digital pulse-width modulation (PWM).

Note that the DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 has become the world's first overclocking motherboard that was made in such a compact form factor as the mini-ITX. Among other things, it was Clear CMOS button and port Power eSATA, but the price and terms of marketing this exciting product is not yet known.

Apple may release its own high-end games for iPhone

Since the launch of its online store App Store, Apple introduced only four applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, developed in-house. However, given the fact that the number of approved applications in the App Store recently reached the milestone of one hundred thousand, and many developers continue to issue on the mountain all the new programs, most "fruit" of the company could never work out.

However, Apple would not be itself if it has to rest on its laurels. According to AppleInsider, the company published a job at a place developer of interactive gaming software for the iPhone and iPod touch. It is known that video games are among the most profitable in the App Store, but the popularity of mobile devices, Apple starts to seriously threaten even the situation in the market Nintendo Wii and other specialized video game consoles.

The developer of gaming applications, which wants to hire Apple, will have to work full time for at least three or four years. During this time, the company plans to release at least one high-end video game (the so-called "AAA titles"). This news means nothing more nor less than the first step towards the creation of Apple's own gaming unit, which can be further expanded. Perhaps, while the leaders of "fruit" of the company who just want to ascertain whether the development of gaming applications can bring good profit, and whether or not this game worth the candle.

Motherboard ASUS P7H57D-V EVO supports 32 nm chips Intel Westmere

Release 32 nm processors Intel Westmere with integrated video core is not far off, and the leading motherboard manufacturers rush to develop as much as possible models for these new chips. Today our story - about the motherboard ASUS P7H57D-V EVO based on the chipset H57, performed in the form factor Full-ATX CPU and maintenance performed by LGA 1156.

Of course, prior to issuing cards ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is a lot of time, and its characteristics may be some changes made. However, to date the specifications of the new model includes four slots for memory modules DDR3, two expansion slots PCI-Express x16 with support for the regime CrossFireX, six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and two - SATA 6.0 Gbps, as well as connectors USB 3.0.

Since the new Intel processors include an integrated GPU, motherboard ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is equipped with video outputs D-Sub and DVI, as well as, perhaps, HDMI. This will connect the system to monitor even in the absence of its discrete graphics. Fee ASUS P7H57D-V EVO should appear on sale in the next few months, possibly as early as January 2010.

Three laptop CyberPower Xplorer mobile processors Core i7

The company has expanded its series CyberPower Xplorer, announced three new powerful laptop for mobile processors Intel Core i7. 17-inch Xplorer X7-7700, 15.6-inch X6-9900, and 17.3-inch X7-8500 motherboard is based on PM55 chipset and equipped with chips Core i7 720QM, 820QM or 920XM.

Further, the laptops can get up to 8 GB of RAM, HDD capacity up to 500 GB or 256 GB SSD, as well as the graphics card NVIDIA. Moreover, in X7-7700 graphics card GeForce GTS 250M, and the remaining two models were more powerful accelerator GeForce GTX 280M. Note that both are on board display adapter 1 GB of memory.

The functionality of notebooks includes a DVD burner drive (or Blu-ray drive for models X6-9900 and X7-8500), a web camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels, the Gigabit Ethernet ports and HDMI, as well as modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The operating system uses 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. Deliveries of new notebooks Xplorer X7-7700, X6-9900 and X7-8500 will begin on November 24, and starting prices for these models will be $ 1499, $ 1885 and $ 2,119 respectively.

External HDD ioSafe Solo to 2 terabytes - in the fire does not burn, water does not pass

Company ioSafe added to its line of external hard drives Solo's new flagship model, capable of storing up to 2 terabytes of user data. Like other solutions in the series, a new external HDD has a high-strength body attractive design, reliably protecting the device from fires and floods. For example, an external hard disk ioSafe Solo can without harm to itself withstand temperatures up to 843 degrees Celsius for half an hour, and placed in salt or fresh water to a depth of 3 meters in three days.

Secure external hard disk on the ioSafe Solo is equipped with 2 TB Interface USB 2.0 connection and is compatible with operating systems, Mac OS and Windows. The device is equipped with a three-year warranty, in addition, access to the special data recovery. Although no built-in software that protects the recorded data are not available for protection against kidnappers ioSafe Solo can be screwed to the floor or table or fix his special cable with a lock. External HDD ioSafe Solo 2 TB already appeared on sale at the price of 399 dollars, and its more affordable version with a capacity of 500 GB is $ 149.

HP Pro 3010 and HP Pro 3015 - desktop PCs for small and medium business

HP today introduced new models in Russia desktops - HP Pro 3010 and HP Pro 3015 Series. As the producer, they will provide customers with extensive configuration options, the choice of AMD or Intel processors and support Windows 7.

Ruler HP Pro 3000 Series combines modern design and functionality that support the work with two monitors, equipped with a variety of ports, slots and compartments and allow you to extend the functionality as needed. Computer is presented in two versions: a small-form-factor SFF (Small Form Factor) and in the case Microtower PC, possessing rich possibilities for expansion. Computers line of HP Pro 3000 Series supports up to 8 GB of RAM DDR3 SDRAM, equipped with a SATA disk drives with capacities from 160 to 500 GB and the second disk drive to create RAID arrays and protect critical data in real time.

Model HP Pro 3010 is equipped with an Intel processor and integrated graphics Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500, and the model HP Pro 3015 is based on the AMD processor and integrated graphics controller, NVIDIA GeForce 9100. New computers are suitable for small businesses that do not have the staff of IT professionals, they are supplied with optional software, Credential Manager, which stores all the passwords for websites, networks and applications and provides access to them through a single identity. Security Service, implemented the program McAfee Total Protection for Business, provides comprehensive protection against various threats, in addition to virus protection and content filtering system on the URL. To ensure the safety of equipment at the back of the computer can be installed optional security lock HP Business Security Lock.

In addition, HP Pro 3000 computers equipped with easy-to-use software HP Power Manager, which allows to easily manage power settings. HP Power Manager program in real time provides reports on PC energy consumption and the possible energy savings. Solution Norton Online Backup (Symantec) will back up the information and media content on a secure server on the Internet. HP computers come with software with a 30-day test period and can backup up to 5 GB of information.

Cray XT5 (Jaguar) has become the world's fastest supercomputer

Published thirty-fourth edition of the TOP500 list of supercomputers. From this it becomes clear that after several unsuccessful attempts supercomputer Cray XT5 (Jaguar) yet become the most productive in the world of the computer system, ahead of his "colleague" IBM Roadrunner at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The new leader is established on the basis of AMD Opteron, belongs to the Ministry of Energy and is located in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and its performance is 1.75 petaflops.

IBM Roadrunner with the level of 1.04 petaflops performance in fresh rating list was in second place. The top three supercomputers in the system closes the Kraken, belonging to the National Institute for Computational Sciences USA. In fourth place was the most powerful supercomputer outside the United States - IBM BlueGene / P, located in the German research center Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) and has a capacity of 825.5 teraflops. Finally, at the fifth position in the TOP500 list of November a Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1, which we mentioned in the news. It is set in the national supercomputer center in Tianjin, and its performance is equal to 563.1 teraflops.

NVIDIA GeForce GT240 will cost $ 99

Resources Fudzilla became known to some of the final specification of the entry-level graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT240. This graphics card is based on 40 nm GPU GT215 and contains 96 stream processors, a GPU clock speed and shader unit is 550 MHz and 1360 MHz respectively.

Furthermore, as expected, the accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GT240 a version with different kinds of memory - GDDR3 and GDDR5, operating at frequencies of 2000 MHz and 3400 MHz respectively. Memory will also differ in different models - 512 or 1024 MB, and the width memory interface is 128 bits.

In the video card NVIDIA GeForce GT240 includes support for DirectX 10.1 (Shader Model 4.1), as well as hardware acceleration when playing Blu-ray and HD video. Adapter includes 8 raster and 32 texture units, and occupies one slot on the motherboard, and its performance should be between the indicators models GeForce GT 220 and GeForce 9800GT.

It is expected that the majority of partners will release the accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GT240 ports D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. However, this GPU supports and interface DisplayPort, so some manufacturers may provide and the version with the video output.

Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT240 should be presented on November 17, and its price on the day of the premiere will be $ 99. Her rival in the market will Adapter Radeon HD 4670, but the decision NVIDIA, reportedly has a better performance in popular games, at least in the version with the memory GDDR5.

Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition: phone support mobile digital TV

The company Nokia announced the release versions of musical slider Nokia 5330 XpressMusic - Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, where news has compact support mobile reception of broadcast digital television standard DVB-H, 3G networks, social networks, opportunities to play and listen to music.

Recommended retail price of Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition of 155 Euros excluding taxes.

Brief specifications of Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition:

  • Support communications standards: WCDMA 850/1900/2100, WCDMA 900/1700/2100, EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 101h48h14 mm
  • Weight: 113 gr.
  • Interface: Series 40
  • Display: 2.4-inch, TFT, 320x240 pixels, displaying more than 16 million colors
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel with LED backlight
  • Memory: 70 MB internal, expandable through microSD memory cards
  • Built-in FM-radio with RDS support
  • Support services: Ovi Contacts, Ovi Share, Facebook, Flickr, Nokia Messaging, WindowsLive Messenger, MySpace, YouTube
  • Communications: 3,5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth v 2.1 (including support for A2DP profile and AVRCPMUSIC), microUSB
  • Support audio formats, built-in player: MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, Midi
  • Nautical Services: A-GPS with Nokia Maps maps

Video. Corby TXT - QWERTY-phone from Samsung

Samsung has not indulge us a variety of models with the usual display and QWERTY-keyboard. Exception was Corby TXT, but in Russia it will not appear or will be released later in the exclusives from one of the networks. The cost of the apparatus is high, but interest is how he made that he knew how. The number of small changes in the interface functions is sufficiently large.

The new smartphone Nokia N97 mini MTS

Operator MTS has announced that from November 15, you can buy a new smartphone Nokia N97 mini at a shop MTS and its general partners: and mobile phone stores, "Eldorado".

When buying a Nokia N97 mini in the salons of the MTS and the general partners until December 31, 2009 MTS subscribers receive a free 300 MB of Internet traffic. In this action participated subscribers (individuals) tariff plans «Maxi Plus», «Maxi Super», «Maxi Ultra», «All Inclusive".

Recall that the smartphone Nokia N97 mini is a side-slider with tilt 3.2-inch screen, QWERTY-keyboard, FM radio and Nokia Nseries Music Player, 8 GB internal memory, GPS, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus.

LG Electronics began selling its Windows smartphone LG GW550

South Korean company LG Electronics announced the commencement of sales in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East (more than 20 countries) of its new thin (12 mm), a business smartphone LG GW550-based operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 and built-in QWERTY-keyboard.

Novelty has a 2.4-inch LCD display, built-in 3.2 megapixel camera, support for Wi-Fi networks, and A-GPS navigation, Push E-Mail and other built-in features of the operating system, including viewing and editing office documents.

Hallods F43: a multimedia player with a screen 720p

Many modern multimedia players have hardware support for HD-video. However, despite the ability to play movies with a resolution of 720p or 1080p, really high-quality video they can show only the external screen - their own is usually not beyond the WVGA resolution. Appeared in Japan player Hallods F43 is also capable of output to an external video monitor with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels at 30 fps, but, moreover, his own screen also has the resolving power.

It should be noted that the screen in this model is very high quality - the diagonal is 4.3 inches, that is not enough for a compact device, it can reproduce up to 1 600 million colors. Other characteristics mene impressive and are quite commonplace. Player 8GB of internal memory and expansion slot for microSD card format (up to 16 GB), and a built-in monaural speaker, even though the hardware supports 3D-sound. Rechargeable Li-Ion, provides up to 8 hours of music playback or 4 hours of video. Among the supported file formats are MPEG4, FLV, H.263, AVI, RM, RMVB, DivX, MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE.

The device is available immediately in Japan and costs about 220 dollars, but after a while its worldwide version will appear in the online store GeekStuff4U.

Nokia E72 is already on sale

The company Nokia has announced the launch today of its new Symbian smartphone with a built-candy-bar QWERTY-keyboard - Nokia E72, which, as claimed by the manufacturer, is the successor to the company's successful series of QWERTY-device, which includes model E71. This heir, adopting the best features from its ancestors, has become better in functional terms.

Interestingly, this start to sell more by the fact that Nokia held a number of countries, including in Russia, a study on using e-mail, which states:

  • Email is the dominant form of communication throughout Russia, with nearly half (45%) of respondents use it to communicate with friends, relatives and colleagues, ahead with the phone (38%), and text messages (8%)
  • 52% of Russians polled spend up to half an hour a day replying to letters, with the majority (76%) receive up to 20 letters a day. This, say the researchers, mean that average Russians are willing to spend on the answers to the letters of up to 7 days per year.
  • E-mail is currently the main method of communication, whether in private, that and working life.

The Nokia in connection with this study concludes that devices such as Nokia E72, to meet the needs in communication, particularly when working with e-mail or social networks.

Fiscal optical mouse SVEN OP-15 and SVEN OP-16

Company SVEN submitted to Russia's market of new optical mouse SVEN OP-15 and SVEN OP-16. Data models for computer manipulators are made from high quality plastic with rubberized side inserts. Mouse easily connects to any computer via USB-port.

Ergonomic housing SVEN OP-15 repeats the shape of a palm and fits comfortably in your hand. This device provides the possibility of rapid change permissions from 800 to 1600 dots per inch, which creates additional comfort when working.

Symmetrical response hull SVEN OP-16 provides equal opportunities for both "right handed" and for "left-handers. As the producer, due to its characteristics, these mice suitable for work in office applications and for dynamic games.

Nokia + Palm - to be or not to be?

It is known that the case of Palm has long situation is not the best way. Despite the release last summer quite successful communicator Palm Pre, an American manufacturer of handsets continues to experience serious financial difficulties. Against this background, we again encountered rumors about alleged ongoing negotiations, the theme of which is the acquisition of Palm Finnish phone giant Nokia.

Recall that in late September this year, some analysts began talking about a possible acquisition of Nokia shares of its American rival. Although no official comments from interested companies, the value of Palm shares after the resumption of these rumors flew more than 8 percent, and trading volume on them at the morning session, the stock was approximately 15 times higher than normal rate.

Meanwhile, experts continue to put forward versions, why the world's largest manufacturer of phones would need such a deal. Perhaps, Nokia wants in such a way to get right to the mobile operating system WebOS and subsequently use it to enhance the competitiveness of their products. Indeed, despite the significant investments of Finnish companies in the Symbian software platform and Maemo, Nokia mobile devices are faced with ever-increasing competition from the iPhone and Android-smartphone set.

Android-smartphone Samsung Galaxy Spica went on sale

Samsung Electronics Company announced a sale of its Android-smartphone Galaxy Spica (I5700). Recall, this model was announced in late October. It is besklaviaturnogo monoblock with 3.2-inch touch screen. Samsung Galaxy Spica - a smartphone with a good mid-level 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS-receiver and a slot for memory cards format microSD.

According to Samsung, this is the first Android-smartphone with support for video codec DivX. A high-quality sound provides technology DNSe 2.0. Also worth noting support the full range of mobile services Google - Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk.

Currently smartphone Samsung Galaxy Spica already released in Europe and the CIS countries, and will soon appear and the Middle East and Africa.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will be released on February 10, 2010

British online shop Sony Ericsson posted a form that can fill the users wishing to buy a smartphone XPERIA X10. And as soon as it is available for sale or even for pre-order, the company sends them a notice. It is expected that sales of the device will begin in the first quarter of next year - February 10. At least, those who will register on the UK site Sony Ericsson, apparently the first to know about the exact release date.

Recall, the official announcement of Android-smartphone XPERIA X10 was held in early November. It is a powerful device on the basis of 1-GHz processor Qualcomm. The device is equipped with 4-inch touch screen display and 8-megapixel camera, which is as real digital camera supports image stabilization, face detection and smile and touch-focus, not to mention the auto focus and digital zoom. At the beginning of next year, as indicated on the UK site Sony Ericsson, XPERIA X10 will be available in black color performance, though at the time of the announcement mentioned yet, and white. On the cost of the device while nothing is known.