News and Reviews 10-25-09


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Time for a bunch of news from our friends:

HP Pavillion dv2 @ t-break

 

Video Cards etc:

Sapphire 5850 1GB GDDR5 1GB GPU Contest @ Bjorn3D

ATI Radeon HD 5750 – More Mainstream Goodness @ HardwareZone

Sapphire + Gigabyte ATI RADEON HD 5850 Crossfire Benchmarks @ Motherboards.org

OC3D: Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 1GB Crossfire

Win a ATI Radeon HD 5770 @ XtremeComputing

Sapphire Radeon HD5750 1GB Graphics Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

Nvidia’s GT300 Series Cards to run DX11 @ TekArcade

Inno3D GeForce 210 512 MB @ techPowerUp

Unigine Heaven Offers Heavenly Graphics @ Phoronix

XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets

NVIDIA GTX 275 (Zotac) Graphic Card Review on Technic3D

 

CPUs, CPU Cooling, Motherboards:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.80 GHz @ techPowerUp

Gigabyte – GA-G41M-ES2H Micro ATX motherboard @ TechwareLabs

Video preview of GIGABYTE P55A mobos – SATA3, USB3 and 3x USB power @ TweakTown

AMD Athlon 2 X3 435 @ Bjorn3D

Neuigkeiten auf DeXgo | Noctua NH-U9B

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Review @ OCC

Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler Review @ Bigbruin.com

AMD Athlon II X3 435 and AMD X4 Athlon II 630 @ InsideHW

Jetway Atom-GM1-330-LF Motherboard Video Review @ eTeknix.com

Military Grade – ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i @ HardwareZone

Gigabyte’s GA-P55M-UD4 and MSI’s P55M-GD45 motherboards compared @ TechReport

 

 

Storage Related:

Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Duo Review @ XSReviews

QNAP TS-219P Turbo NAS Review at CCER

Kingston 256GB SSDNow V+ Series SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

 

 

Cases:

SilverStone RV-02 Raven @ Bjorn3D

Antec Two Hundred Case Review @ Hardware Secrets

NZXT M59 Classic Series Mid Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org

 

 

Power Supplies:

OC3D: HEC Compucase Cougar 1000CM Modular PSU

Corsair TX950W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Xigmatek Nrp-Pc501 PSU @ Rbmods

 

Assorted Stuffs:

Windows 7 Unboxing Video (HD) @ Motherboards.org

Blu-ray Importing: Oct 2009 Buying Guide @ TweakTown

XTracPads Ripper XXL Mousepad Surface Video Review @ eTeknix.com

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Review @ Ascully.com

Choiix Netbook Sleeve Review @ High Tech Reviews

Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 Earphones Review @ Top Review Shop

Side By Side With Windows 7 and Snow Leopard @ HardwareZone

Sena Premium iPod Touch Stand Case Review @ Tech-Xtreme

Land Of The Lost Blu-Ray Review @ Ascully.com

CHW interviews Jen Hsun Huang

Mionix Keid 20 Full Size Stereo Gaming Headset Review @ Vortez.co.uk

Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Performance @ Phoronix

Touchscreen Devices: Smart Upgrade or Shameless Money Grab? @ Digital Trends

CM Storm CS-S Battle Pad H2 Review at Overclockers Online

Free Until You Get Caught: Calculating the Risks of Piracy @ Digital Trends

Access and Customize Windows 7’s Extended Context Menu @ TechSpot

TRENDnet TEW-654TR 300Mbps Wireless N Travel Router @ TweakTown

Buying Upgrades: When to Save or Spend on HDTVs, PCs, Digital Cameras and More @ Digital Trends

Motorola Cliq Review @ Digital Trends

HTC Touch2 @ HardwareZone

Logitech LX 8 Cordless Laser Mouse Review @ BayReviews.com

 

 

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AMD DirectX 11 Demos Released

AMD Mecha DirectX 11 Demo
The Mecha demo shows the results of a new approach to rendering semi-transparent objects without pre-sorting, known as order-independent transparency (OIT). It is made possible by the ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics processors and the new features of Microsoft DirectX 11 technology. Blending is an order-dependent operation that requires sorting objects before rendering them. Atomic operations and append buffers make it possible to construct per-pixel fragment lists and sort them on the GPU. The results are a significant increase in speed and accuracy over those possible with traditional techniques.
Download Link: http://www.ngohq.com/news/16642-amd-mecha-directx-11-demo.html
AMD Ladybug DirectX 11 Demo
The Ladybug demo shows the results of a new approach to simulating lens-accurate depth-of-field effects based on real-world parameters of focal length and focus distance. This technique is made possible by the ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics processors and the Microsoft DirectX 11 and Direct Compute 11 technologies. Depth-of-field is used in feature films by cinematographers to subtly guide a viewer’s attention through a shot or to heighten the emotion of a scene.
Download Link: http://www.ngohq.com/news/16640-amd-ladybug-directx-11-demo.html

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