NEWS

November 29th, 2010, 5:51 PM

AMD and NVIDIA Bicker About Antialiasing Cheat in H.A.W.X

Understandably annoyed at NVIDIA calling out AMD on their image quality changes in their recent release of the Catalyst drivers, AMD has piped back with evidence suggesting that NVIDIA is also engaging in some rather questionable image quality practices themselves. The slides below outline how, in HAWX – an NVIDIA “The Way It’s Meant to [...]

November 29th, 2010, 5:14 PM

AMD Responds to Image Quality Allegations

On the heels of NVIDIA’s proclamation a little over a week ago,  that AMD had decreased its default image quality in order to give itself an artificial advantage in benchmarks, AMD has responded; obviously refuting the attack and attempting to set the record straight. Our AMD contact informed us that “[They] are committed to the [...]

November 25th, 2010, 12:09 PM

MSI Announces R6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Card

MSI announces today the R6870 Twin Frozr II graphics card. It is equipped with the latest 40nm AMD Radeon HD6870 GPU, IGB GDDR5 high-speed graphics memory, and the award-winning Twin Frozr II thermal solution. As a result, the operating temperature and noise of the R6870 Twin Frozr II are reduced by 19°C and 12.8dB respectively [...]

November 23rd, 2010, 2:53 PM

Noctua Presents NH-C14 Premium Cooler

Noctua today officially introduced its new NH-C14 CPU cooler. Sporting an exquisite, uniquely flexible 140mm dual fan setup of two Noctua NF-P14, the NH-C14 is a highly customisable, premium-class top-flow solution that further boosts the renowned quiet cooling performance of the company’s much acclaimed NH-C12 series. “Our NH-C12 coolers are renowned to rank among the [...]

November 23rd, 2010, 2:48 PM

Mushkin Launches Redline Ridgeback Series

Mushkin announced today the release of ‘Redline Ridgeback’, a new variation on a heatsink that has become a staple in the high-performance and overclocking communities. Because of its aggressive yet sleek design and incredible heat dissipation qualities, enthusiasts the world over have demanded the Ridgeback heatsink for their memory cooling needs. Now, this exciting piece [...]

November 23rd, 2010, 2:33 PM

Corsair Announces Vengeance DDR3 Memory Series

Corsair has launched a brand new lineup of memory, labeled the Vengeance series which is all about 4GB DIMM’s. The memory brings a new heatsink design, but is otherwise is pretty standard, geared more towards the everyday consumer rather than being a value oriented product. Unlike the companies Dominator series, the metal heatsinks appear relatively [...]

November 22nd, 2010, 2:05 PM

Google TV Being Blocked By Viacom and Other Networks

Google TV arrived with much fanfare only just last month, and was toted as bringing with it a new TV and multimedia experience. Part of the attraction is its ability to find and stream network TV shows that provide episodes online, thus, not requiring a separate cable/satellite connection. Nothing illegal, it simply tapped into the [...]

November 22nd, 2010, 12:38 PM

Zalman Gearing Up to Launch CNPS5X CPU Cooler

While originally seen in Computex 2010, Zalman is finally ready to launch the CNPS5X, a tower cooler with a little design that departs from Zalman’s traditional method. The CNPS5X features a unique 92mm fan, operating at 1400 to 2800 RPM, nestled into the heatsink and is designed for medium levels of cooling. It measures 127 x [...]

November 22nd, 2010, 11:53 AM

Cooler Master Also Posts NVIDIA Themed 690 II Advanced

It looks like Cooler Master’s HAF-X was not the only one of the line to get an NVIDIA makeover, as the company has now announced the 690 II Advanced NVIDIA Edition. The design is a little less flamboyant than the neon green featured on the HAF-X, with simple green accents along the front of the [...]

November 19th, 2010, 7:13 PM

NVIDIA Challenging AMD’s Image Quality

Sit back and grab the popcorn boys, this is likely to get interesting. NVIDIA wrote a blog post this morning, reporting the findings of multiple independent third party review websites that claim changes in AMD’s Catalyst 10.10 default driver settings cause an increase in performance at the expense of decreased image quality. While individual games [...]