Archive for March, 2012
Nvidia has launched its first Kepler based graphics card, the GTX 680. The card sports 1536 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, a GPU clock of 1006MHz and a 2GB of GDDR5, and features dual-DVI, HDMI and Display Port outputs. Gainward GTX 680 2GB runs at reference clocks, i.e. 1006MHz GPU and 6008MHz (GDDR5) memory. There are no shader clocks. The difference between Fermi and Kepler architecture lies in the fact that Nvidia equipped Kepler with more shader units. However, these shaders are now slower and run at GPU clocks. So, instead of doubling shader clocks, Kepler comes with double the amount of shaders. Nvidia made sure to boost the GTX 680’s performance and with that in mind, the company not only doubled the GTX 580’s shader count, but tripled it. The Gainward GeForce GTX 680 is available now for 498.85 Euro (about $658).
Nowadays going green and eco-friendly features is what most people are looking for when buying appliances and other gadgets because we are aware that despite of the benefits offered by those appliances we purchased, there are always negative impacts to us, especially the high amount of electrical energy they tend to use. That’s why a Brazilian-based inventor named Joco Paulo Lammoglia came up with an idea on his latest technology concept called AIRE Mask, a mask that can charge your iPhone and other iOS-powered device without using electricity.
Cooler Master has announced its latest technology called Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse. This high-tech mouse features the latest Avago sensor that is capable of over 8000 DPI sensitivity. Cooler Master is well known for their cool system cases and cooling devices as well as gaming peripherals. The mouse also has an ultralow liftoff distance to provide gamers the ability to perform actions very quickly.
Biostar has launched its latest motherboard, the TA970XE series for AMD AM3+ CPUs of the Phenom II, Athlon II and FX ranges. The TA970XE board is based on AMD 970 chipset and sports ATX form-factor (305 x 225 mm) with the SB950 Southbridge. The Biostar TA970XE features four DDR3-2000 DIMM memory slots up to 32 GB dual-channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866 MHz, latest UEFI BIOS which directly supports HDDs over 2 TB, 2x PCI slots, 2x PCI-E x1 2.0 slots, and 2x PCI-E x16 2.0 slots with full-featured support for the most powerful configurations of discrete cards in the ATI CrossFire X mode.
Most of the doorbells I’ve heard so far are the common doorbell sound “ding-dong” and I guess its fine though, as long as it works for you without any problem. But if you’re the kind of person who’s into latest technology and want to have a unique doorbell then Swann MP3 DJ Wireless Doorbell is one of the best options you can choose from.
I’ve personally seen lots of portable keyboards for iPad and other tablets and most of these are compact in design and I can say the manufacturers did a great job on limiting its size, saving more space in your bag and making it appropriate to the size of tablet pc. But if you want to be a little bit different from others, and you are willing to surrender the portable concept by using the common sleek keyboards, then you might be interested in taking a look at this retro-style USB Typerwriter Computer Keyboard which works with PC and Mac, as well as with the iPad. It works as a standard typewriter, but it also has ESC, CRTL, shift, and function keys that are accessible via special toggle key. This keyboard connects to your computer via standard USB port, but you’ll need a special adapter if you want to connect it to your iPad.
If you love playing instruments, especially a piano then you might want to have this kind of gadget from Japan, the Wrist-mounted Finger Piano. The good thing about this weird looking glove-like stuff is you can hone your piano skills on any solid surface wherever you are. Just slip the gadget onto your wrist, insert your fingertips into their respective “clips” and you’re good to go. All you need to do is press your fingers down like playing an actual piano keys but this time on any hard surface and its note will sound on the gadget’s built-in speaker.
MSI has announced its newest graphics card, the MSI R7970 Lightning. This graphics card features a 384-bit memory interface, a core clock of 1070MHz with a 3GB of DDR5 VRAM set @ 5600MHz and powered by AMD’s 28nm Radeon HD 7970 GPU. Additional features include all-new Unlocked Digital Power Architecture that incorporates an Unlocked BIOS, Digital PWM Controller, SL-DVI-I, SL-DVI-D, 4x mini DisplayPort outputs, and enhanced 17 phase power design to boost overclocking potential to extreme levels and at the same time making overclocking easier than ever.
After announcing the iPad 3 earlier this month by the Apple CEO Tim Cook in an Apple event in San Francisco, California, latest reports say all pre-order of iPad 3 stock has been sold and that March 19 is the earliest ship date for online orders. “Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased,” said Apple in a statement. “Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date.
Arctic has just added a new VGA cooler to its collection, the new Accelero Xtreme III. This cooler offers superior cooling performance and supports most of the high end graphics card both AMD Radeon and Nvidia, including custom models of GTX 680 GPU. The Accelero Xtreme III features an 84 aluminum-fin heatsink with five 6mm copper heatpipes which comes pre-applied with MX-4 thermal compound and is cooled down by three 92mm PWM controlled fans that work at 900 to 2000 RPM which allow up to 300W of cooling performance. This VGA cooler allows overclockers and hardware enthusiasts to put their graphics card into its peak without worrying of getting burned. Shipping starts from May 21st for $119.95 and comes with a six-year warranty.