Gigabyte presents its version of the Radeon HD 5970

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gigabyte Technology Company announced the launch of solutions in the line cards premium segment - its version of the Radeon HD 5970. Video Card GV-R597D5-2GD-B is designed to use on a single PCB dual processor ATI Radeon HD 5800 series, which are produced on 40 nm process technology and work with standard graphics memory GDDR5.

Video Card Gigabyte GV-R597D5-2GD-B is based on second-generation graphics processors TeraScale engine design ATI. 3200 stream processors and 4.3 billion transistors provide a capacity of more than 4.64 teraflops. Through the introduction of technology PCI Express 2.1, a video card is connected to the interface of PCI Express 16x standard 2.1. Graphics memory standard GDDR5 2 GB allows to increase the amount of data transmitted for 1 cycle, more than doubled compared with standard GDDR3 video memory on the same frequency. Technology ATI Eyefinity makes it possible to connect to a video card, three or more monitors and expand working space on all monitors. Also the video card supports Microsoft DirectX 11, which allows you to enjoy the real three-dimensional effects in games. Tessellation compression HDR-textures, and Multitreyding DirectCompute, which are part of DirectX 11, provide an opportunity for a fresh look at familiar game.

Site is equipped with a socket dual-link DVI-I and Mini Displayport. It also supports power management technology, ATI PowerPlay, which allows to get the maximum performance in terms of each watt of electricity is spent in those moments, when necessary, or to reduce power consumption to a minimum of idle computer or work in office applications.

Version Radeon HD 5970 from HIS card comes with iClear, reduces digital noise

Hong Kong company HIS Digital, as well as some other partners AMD, presented the modification of the ATI Radeon HD 5970. This dual-chip accelerator, we recall, was announced yesterday and is the most powerful consumer-class graphics solution today.

In the version of HIS Radeon HD 5970 video card has a reference design and stock frequencies, but its components manufacturing company has incorporated its proprietary solution - a special card iClear, reduces the level of "digital noise". This card is inserted into the PCIe x1 slot, and for assurances of HIS, allows a 10 percent lower level of spurious noise and interference encountered in the work of sound and graphics cards, which improves, for example, the perception of movies and video games.

As a separate product iClear card is around 80 dollars, and its inclusion in the kit to the flagship graphics card looks quite reasonable. Other characteristics of the same adapter HIS Radeon HD 5970, as already mentioned, almost no different from the reference. The accelerator is equipped with two 40 nm chips Cypress, 3200 stream processors and 2 GB of memory GDDR5, and its clock speeds are 725 MHz and 4000 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively.

In addition, there is support for technology Microsoft DirectX 11 (Shader Model 5.0), OpenCL, ATI Stream and ATI Eyefinity, as well as the regime CrossFireX. Graphics Card HIS Radeon HD 5970 is already on sale in the UK online store, where she asked for 573.86 pounds sterling.

TPQ-1200 - the first power supply from Antec with a power of 1200 watts

Company Antec, known for its quality as a manufacturer of enclosures and other computer components, today announced the completion of its series of high-performance power supplies TruePower Quattro. The new model TPQ-1200, as the name implies, has a power of 1200 watts, and modular cable connections. Note that this is the first 1200-watt power supply, submitted by Antec.

New Power Supply TPQ-1200 supports innovative technology PowerCache, increase the stability of work and uses for that special high-capacity capacitor. In addition, there is a function of cable management Advanced Hybrid Cable Management, and high efficiency TPQ-1200 is certified 80Plus Silver. Efficiency of this device exceeds 85 percent.

Power Supply Antec TPQ-1200 is fully compatible with all modern quad-core processors Core i7 and Core i5 and able to work in energy-intensive modes multigraficheskih NVIDIA Quad SLI and ATI CrossFire. He has six tires 12V, each of which provides an amperage of 38 amps. PSU is responsible for cooling PWM fan diameter of 80 mm, which, as stated, is able to work up to 50 percent quieter than their standard counterparts. Antec TPQ-1200 is equipped with three-year warranty and is available for a suggested price of $ 300.

ASUS TS Mini - a compact server for small and home office

Company ASUSTeK Computer introduced a new compact server TS Mini, the development of which we reported in the news. The device has dimensions of 245 x 96 x 204 mm, weighs 2.7 kg and designed to work in small and home offices. ASUS TS Mini operates under the operating system Windows Home Server and, as stated, is able to automatically back up data from 10 different systems.

Compact server ASUS TS Mini is equipped with Intel Atom N280 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz, 1 or 2 GB RAM DDR2, but the amount of space it can be 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB, depending on the modification. In addition, there is one eSATA connector ports and six USB 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, and enhanced remote access Remote Access.

Among other things, ASUS TS Mini allows you to broadcast streaming photos, video and music content on the attached television sets, computers and game consoles. This compact server is already available for pre-order price $ 350 for the version with 500 GB disk space, and the model with a capacity of 2 TB will cost 530 dollars.

Cisco will release a Flip Video with Wi-Fi

It was learned that the company Cisco after the acquisition of Pure Digital is preparing to release a new model of compact camcorder Flip Video. Told Pocket-lint resource with reference to the official representative at Cisco. According to him, the new device receives a large display and wireless support Wi-Fi. However, in this case, apparently, is only a relatively large display, since the Camcorder is very compact, and the front panel must fit not only display but also the control buttons.

Recall small Flip Video digital camcorder the size of a mobile phone can shoot video and immediately upload it to the broadcasts. In previous versions of a USB connector, which lets you connect your device to your computer. And with the new Flip Video, apparently, can be connected to the network and Wi-Fi. A new model of such a camcorder will hit the market in early 2010, its cost information yet.

Notebook ASUS G51J 3D: games become more real

Company ASUStek announced a laptop with the technology of stereoscopic images NVIDIA 3D Vision. The new 15.6-inch notebook equipped with the ASUS G51J 3D video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M with 1 GB of VRAM DDR3, and its feature is to support the technology NVIDIA 3D Vision, which is available through special glasses that are included in the box. Even greater degree of immersion technology will provide surround sound EAX and CMSS and audio Altec Lansing. ASUS G51J 3D is also equipped with Intel Core i7 processor and 64-bit operating system Windows 7. 3D Vision Technology is currently working in more than 400 computer games, including popular new items like Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Trek DAC.

ASUS G51J 3D Specifications:
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-720QM 1,6 GHz overclocked Turbo Boost up to 2,8 GHz
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Maximum / Home Extended (64-bit)
  • Chipset: Intel PM55 + ICH9M
  • System Memory: DDR3 1066 MHz up to 4 GB
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD-display with LED backlight (1366 x 768 pixels, 60/120 Hz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M with 1 GB of VRAM DDR3
  • Hard disk: support for two disk drives for SATA, 320/500 GB (7200 rpm), 250/320/500 GB (5400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: Multiformat DVD-drive or combo drive Blu-ray
  • Video camera: 2 megapixel
  • Dimensions: 375x265x34 ,3-40, 6 mm
  • Weight: 3,3 kg (with 6-cell battery and a hard drive)

Screenshot of Windows Mobile 7 from Microsoft Homepage

Microsoft has released a public beta version of the new mobile office suite, Office Mobile 2010. Thus, one of the pages of its site devoted to this product, there was an interesting screenshot. Apparently, this is a screenshot of the new interface version of the operating system, Windows Mobile 7. It can be found in the "10 most important benefits of Office Mobile 2010". The screenshot shows the section of SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.

Recall last month the network has already infiltrated material with a closed presentation of Microsoft, where it was about 7 and Windows Mobile Office Mobile 7 (apparently this is the Office Mobile 2010). There, too, could see some screenshots on the slides, however, quite small. Then, it was reported that the yield of assembly Windows Mobile 7 RTM for equipment manufacturers will be held in the spring of 2010. It will include Office Mobile 7. In turn, the device, the software should appear in the market closer to the fall of next year.

Inexpensive Notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X100e based on AMD Athon Neo

The company Lenovo, appears to be preparing to release a new notebook - ThinkPad X100e. Part of the documentation entered into the network. Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is a 11.6-inch device in a slim rectangular shape. Notebook is based on processors from AMD. We also know that the device will be sold in three colors - red, white and black. Besides, it will be affordable: the price starts from $ 500. While nothing is reported about when Lenovo ThinkPad X100e will go on sale.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Features:
  • Display: 11.6-inch, 16:9, HD
  • Processor: AMD Athon Neo
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Hard drive: 320 GB
  • Cardreader
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Web-camera
  • Wireless options: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Support GPS
  • Ports: 3hUSB, VGA, RJ45
  • Touchpad with multi-gesture, trekpoint
  • Battery: 3/6-elementny
  • Autonomy time: up to 5,1 hours
  • Weight: 1,36 kg

Sony Reader Daily Edition is already available

Sony has started receiving orders for the e-book Reader Daily Edition. Recall, Sony Reader Daily Edition complements other e-books in the line of the company - Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition. This model is equipped with 7-inch touch screen-based electronic paper and supports 16 shades of gray. Sony Reader Daily Edition supports third-generation cellular phone and allows you to connect to the online store e-books through the Sony eBook Store of the American network operator AT & T.

On the other characteristics of the device the company has said little, mentioning only that it is enough internal memory to store more than 1000 electronic books, but it can be expanded with memory card. The screen shows 30-35 lines of text, about like a paper book. In addition, the Sony Reader Daily Edition has a built-in dictionary, through which double-clicking on the word can learn its meaning. Deliveries of the new model will begin next month, and while it can be ordered at SonyStyle, the cost is $ 399.

Devices with Mirasol-displays - in the next year

It is known that in the next year to sell electronic books will come with color displays, executed on technology Mirasol. Told SlashGear resource with reference to the representatives of the company Qualcomm, which develops in this area. Now she has managed to create a 5.7-inch color screen with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, which allows you to play video. Thus, based on it can be to produce not only electronic books, and other portable devices with more capabilities.

Recall Mirasol displays are economical in terms of energy consumption, as well as conventional displays based on electronic ink. But, in contrast, supports a color image, including, and video. Qualcomm is in talks regarding the establishment of commercial products with the Mirasol-displays. She still does not name names of partner companies and does not disclose details about the devices, mentioning only that it will model the various form factors.

Samsung B5722 DUOS supporting two SIM-cards, soon in Euroset

Euroset company announced sales of the new touchscreen phone Samsung B5722 supports two SIM-cards. As the company claims it bought the entire consignment, which is supplied to Russia by the end of 2009. As a result, a new phone from Samsung Electronics for the first time appear in the retail market in Russia in the salons of Euroset "and will sell for 11,990 rubles.

Now the Internet - shop "Euroset" You can pre-order Samsung B5722, at the moment the phone available in two colors Dark Brown and Elegant Pink. A key advantage of the phone Samsung B5722 is the possibility to use two SIM-cards simultaneously. Touch QVGA-display with a diagonal of 2.8 inches, you can enjoy all the features of the new phone, multimedia and internet surfing. Interface with user-friendly TouchWiz widgets and a wide range of applications to communicate in social networks, as well as pre-Internet Messenger Google Talk. Users can download other widgets and instant messenger, on the basis of personal preference.

In the B5722 has a player on the processor DNSe, feature player in the background while working in the network and applications, FM-radio with RDS and recording function of the ether. The phone supports memory cards up to 8 GB and video playback formats MPEG4/H.263/H.264. Camera with a resolution of 3 megapixel LED flash allows you to receive pictures that can be improved with the integrated photo editor. Model B5722 is also Bluetooth-messenger function, and proprietary SOS message.

LG GB160 - stylish and inexpensive

The company LG Electronics announced the release to market a new GSM phone, performed in a classical form-factor - GB160 and calculated on the widest possible user base, which is different functionality and ergonomics at a thickness of 12.55 mm, combining strength and modern design.

According to the manufacturer, its new focus on the user whose priority is practicality and who prefers to use a mobile phone for its intended purpose. It lacks the camera and some other options, which usually remain unclaimed. GB160 has a minimalist design, black housing which emphasizes a silver button controls on the front panel.

The device has a battery capacity of 950 mAh built-in FM radio, where you would like to hit, just call in live, you can immediately write and if you want to use as an alarm call or listen to MP3-player.

On the Ukrainian market phone LG GB160 appear in December, recommended retail price of 389 hryvnia ($ 1 ~ 8 grn).

Fly DS170: a new piece with the support of two SIM cards

Company Fly has a new mobile phone model, performed in a classic form-factor "monoblock", supporting the work with two SIM-cards - Fly DS170.

Novelty is equipped with MP3-player, FM radio, video and audio player, 1.3 megapixel camera, support for mobile Internet, microSD memory cards, organizer, and 2-inch screen.

Other specifications of Fly DS170:

  • Support communications standards: GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Dimensions: 110x48x10, 6 mm
  • Weight: 74 gr.
  • Display: 2-inch, TFT, resolution of 176x220 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Camera: 1.3 MP
  • Audio formats: MP3/midi/amr/wav/aac/imy
  • Communication: Bluetooth v2.0 (including the profile A2DP), USB
  • Memory: 334 KB built-in, expandable through microSD memory cards
  • Battery: Li-Ion, capacity 800 mAh
  • Other applications: Calendar, Alarm Clock, Tasks, World Clock, Calculator, Unit converter, Stopwatch.

Casio announced the release of EX-G1, thin and shock-proof digital camera

Casio Computer Company announced the release of shock-resistant, water-and dust-proof digital camera EX-G1 - the first in a new line of digital cameras EXILIM G. In the compact slim new camera EX-G1 thickness 19,9 mm combines modern design and reliability. This is a digital camera with a resolution of 12.1 megapixels, it is present interval shooting, and other useful features. With interval shooting, you can automatically take pictures and record video at specified time intervals that can receive images directly during sports activities such as snowboarding or biking.

The camera can withstand repeated falls from height 2.13 meters. By waterproof camera EX-G1 corresponds to 8 th class of protection classification IEC / JIS (equivalent protection IPX8), and it can be used for 60 consecutive minutes underwater at a depth of 3 meters. She also maintains a jet of water in accordance with the 6-m-class protection for the classification of IEC / JIS (equivalent protection IPX6), and it can be dropped directly into the flowing water. The camera also impervious to dust and corresponds to 6 th class of protection classification IEC / JIS (IP6X). Chamber can be used even at a temperature of -10 ° C, but battery life will be less than at normal temperature.

Double-layer design includes impact-resistant outer layer of stainless steel and an inner waterproof layer of polycarbonate, reinforced with fiberglass, which also absorbs shock loads. Strong design elements soften the blow and protect the camera body. This includes protecting the shell polymer outer coating of the shutter button, polymeric ring of the lens and a special holder made of cast zinc.

Main technical characteristics of EX-G1:
  • 1 / 2.3-inch CCD with 12.10 million effective pixels
  • Lens: 11 elements in 9 groups, including aspherical lens; F3, 9 (W) - F5, 4 (T); f = from 6,66 up to 19,98 mm equiv. 35 mm film from 38 to 114 mm
  • Exposure compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV up in increments of 1 / 3 EV
  • Electronic shutter on the CCD, a mechanical shutter, shutter speed of 1 / 2 to 1 / 1250 seconds (from 4 to 1 / 1250 seconds in Night Scene mode)
  • White Balance: Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
  • File Format: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant), AVI, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (mono), WAV (mono),
  • Built-in flash memory: 35.7 MB
  • Type of memory card: microSDHC / microSD

Casio Exilim EX-G1 due to go on sale in December for around $ 300.

New rumors: smartphone from Google will be released in 2010

We have already mentioned in the news that the real "Guglofon", ie a smartphone under its own brand and based on Google platform Android, still has a chance to go out. Now, reported by TechCrunch and resource citing informed sources. According to him, the device is already being developed and will go on sale in early 2010. The smartphone will be made one of the largest companies, but will be sold exclusively under the brand name Google. Thus, TechCrunch notes that the earlier rumor that the producer of "Guglofona" will become High Tech Computer (HTC), is incorrect. Rather, it will be the Korean company - LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics.

While nothing is known about how it will look smart phone from Google, in what form factor it will be implemented and what will be its characteristics. In addition, information about the existence of "Guglofona" is still unofficial, the company Google stubbornly denies such rumors. Although, considering that they still occasionally seep into the network from various sources, we can assume that some basis of these data under a have.

NZXT Tempest EVO - a futuristic computer case with a focus on gaming

The company has expanded its series of NZXT computer cases Crafted a new model in the form factor Mid-Tower. Novelty called Tempest EVO and mainly focused on the community of gamers that emphasizes its unusual futuristic design combined with the completely black color.

With dimensions of 211,5 x 521,5 x 562 mm gaming case Tempest EVO weighs 11.2 kg and is made of thin steel sheet. It has three external 5.25 "bays, and by removing the cage for HDD drives, you can increase the number of these compartments to six. In addition, on the front panel are USB, eSATA and audio ports, and the panel for installation of the motherboard has a special holes for cable management and installation of the cooling system.

Housing Tempest EVO equipped with at least six fans, two of which have a blue LED backlight, a diameter of 120 mm and are located on the front face, and one analog - in the sidebar. In addition, there is one 120 mm fan on the rear panel, and two 140 mm fans are placed on top. Among other things, in case there are two special openings for the water cooling system. Supply NZXT Tempest EVO have already begun, and the recommended price for this computer case is $ 100.

The Public beta version of Office Mobile 2010 has been released

Microsoft announced the release of the beta version of Office Mobile 2010 for mobile devices based on the operating system Windows Mobile. While it is available only for models with touch screen and running Windows Mobile 6.5, moreover, only in the online store Windows Marketplace United States, other sites will be developed later. In this case, the testing period will last only until 5 April 2010, then the beta Office Mobile 2010 will cease to work. The package includes Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, OneNote Mobile, Outlook Mobile, and SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.

Office Mobile 2010 allows you to view and edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations directly on your mobile device. OneNote, in turn, allows you to create quick notes, this is especially useful on devices with touch screen. And with the help of SharePoint Workspace Mobile you can access documents on the server, SharePoint, open and edit them in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, then save back to the server. Outlook Mobile helps you organize e-mail messages, contacts, tasks and calendar events.

BenQ introduced the e-book nReader K60

There was announcement BenQ nReader K60 - the first e-book company, as well as the first representative of a series of such devices from this manufacturer. The model provides a sufficiently functional and 6-inch touch screen-based e-ink, wireless support, as well as the ability to display not only text but also pictures and even play MP3-files - music and audiobooks.

BenQ nReader K60 fairly compact, under its screen placed a few buttons, and a full hardware keyboard - no. The device will be released for sale in January next year, initially in Asia, and then, apparently, and in Europe. The cost of the electronic book will be about $ 280. In addition, at the time of release K60 BenQ introduce online store content.

BenQ K60 nReader Characteristics:
  • Display: 6-inch touchscreen, 800x600 pixels, 16 shades of gray
  • Internal memory: 2 GB
  • microSD-slot
  • Ports: USB 2.0, 3,5 mm
  • Module wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g
  • Supported formats: ePub, PDF, TXT, and HTML; JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG; MP3
  • Autonomy time: 7500 pages on a single charge
  • Dimensions: 175x122x11 mm
  • Weight: 220 grams

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness will appear in December

Sony Ericsson today announced that the new telefln Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness will be exclusively represented in Moscow shops trading house CUM since December 2009. Xperia Pureness - promoted as the world's first mobile phone with a transparent liquid crystal display. It has the basic functions themselves - Conversation. Messages. Time - and relieved of all superfluous, both in form and functionality. The keyboard is hidden and illuminated only by touch.

For users of the new phone Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness Pureness provides concierge service - a service that provides company Quintessentially. This is a localized global concierge service, offering its users an effective clock assistance in dealing with any life issues. As promised Sony Ericsson, enough to make one call and assistants, are in all major cities of the world, will satisfy any request - from everyday problems to complex issues. Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness will be available in black color options.

Brief characteristics of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness:
  • GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and UMTS / HSPA 2100 MHz
  • Screen: 1.8 inch monochrome TFT, transparent, 240x320 pixels
  • Music player: supports MP3/AAC formats
  • FM radio
  • Memory: built-in memory to 88 MB (phone memory) + up to 2 GB (for media files, flash card M2)
  • Access NetFront Browser
  • Function of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Messaging MMS, SMS
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), USB 2.0
  • Hours of talk: (GSM) up to 7,5 h
  • Hours in standby mode: (GSM) Up to 350 h
  • Hours of talk: (UMTS) to 3,5 h
  • Hours in standby mode: (UMTS) to 350 h
  • Dimensions: 102 x 43 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 70 g