AMD recently launched its latest line of workstation graphics, leading with the AMD FirePro W9000 Graphics Processing Unit. AMD designed these cards to balance compute and 3D workloads efficiently for computer-aided design and engineering, and for media and entertainment (M&E) professionals. WE take a look at the AMD FirePro W9000 and W8000 to see how they perform on a few popular professional benchmarks.
"AMD has successfully brought the new GCN architecture to the workstation! We noticed some pretty nice performance gains in the FirePro W8000 and W9000 cards from the previous generation of AMD FirePro graphics cards. The AMD FirePro W9000 is impressive on paper as it has 2048 stream processors running at 975MHz, 6GB of ECC GDDR5 memory at 1375MHz and the ability to drive six monitors! In some benchmarks the AMD FirePro W9000 blew away the previous generation FirePro V8800 video card, but in others it was..."
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Today we take a look at what the next-generation of wireless computing looks like. Buffalo Technology has unveiled their newest flagship router, the WRZ-D1800H AC1300 Dual-Band Wireless Router featuring the first ever 5G Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac standard, designed to achieve gigabit speeds over wireless. Read on to see how the newest standard in Wi-Fi performs.
"Let me just cut to the chase and tell you that the Buffalo WZR-D1800H Air Station is by far the fastest router I have ever seen. Actually, all the credit goes to the brand new wireless standard, 802.11ac that is working over the 5Ghz bandwidth. It was pretty fun to experience these speeds for this review and it actually translated well when we connected it to our home network..."
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Rosewill Releases a New Member of the their Best-Selling RK-9000 Series Mechanical Keyboard – Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000IWritten by News
For Release 12 p.m. PST
August 8th, 2012
Rosewill Inc. Product Press Release
Rosewill Releases a New Member of the their Best-Selling RK-9000 Series Mechanical Keyboard – Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Aug. 8, 2012 – The world’s leading hardware solution provider, Rosewill® announced their newest addition to the best-selling Rosewill® RK-9000 mechanical keyboard series. Making its world debut is the new Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I. Let this new keyboard design be an extension of your style while you game.
The current RK-9000 series has 4 models which feature the Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000), Brown (RK-9000BR), Black (RK-9000BL) and Red (RK-9000RE) Switches. It has been a top-seller for Rosewill since it launch in 2010. The new limited edition elite Ivory RK-9000I will be available in 2 variations which include Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000I) and Brown (RK-9000BRI) switches.
With these new additions, the Rosewill’s RK-9000 series provides more tailored options as a dream keyboard while continuing to be a best-selling mechanical keyboard.
The Rosewill® RK-9000 Series Mechanical Keyboard with world-class Cherry MX Switch design provides the user quick gaming response while offering the added bonus of a comfortable key stroke. Moreover, Rosewill’s® RK-9000 Series Keyboard is equipped with both gold plated USB and PS/2 connectors to provide a long lasting high quality connection.
Rosewill Inc. (www.rosewill.com) is the leading manufacturer of a vast array of computer hardware, peripherals, consumer electronics, mobile hardware and accessories. Established in 2004, Rosewill brings high quality hardware at affordable prices. Formed from a top team of hardware professionals, Rosewill is dedicated to its mission to compete and succeed on price, quality, and service. Our vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals through integrity, innovative products, and superior customer service.
Paragon Software Introduces Industry’s First Image Backup for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with ReFS File System Support, Available for Free Download to IT Professionals and PC EnthusiastsWritten by News
Paragon Software Introduces Industry’s First Image Backup for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with ReFS File System Support, Available for Free Download to IT Professionals and PC Enthusiasts
IRVINE, Calif., August 8, 2012 – Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, announces the release of Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Server 2012, a complete backup and recovery software tool for all Windows 8 versions, including the new RTM. Targeted to IT professionals and technology enthusiasts exploring Windows 8, Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Server 2012 supports the new Windows Server 2012 Resilient File System (ReFS) – which is highly resistant to corruptions and storage failures, is optimized for storing large files and data, and enables users to work with ultra-large volume sizes – allowing quick and easy creation of ReFS partition images.
Testing a new OS always introduces the risk of third-party software incompatibility or system corruption. To avoid the possibility of losing valuable data, Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 allows users to create a backup image of the system, and restore it under Linux or directly on Windows any time it is needed. Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Server 2012 is based on Paragon’s Universal File System Driver technology, integrating the company's 18 years of file system development experience.
“For anyone interested in the latest Windows 8-generation family but are having concerns about the system’s safety, Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Server 2012 ensures complete protection as the first and only backup and recovery tool available for the newest Windows OS, demonstrating Paragon’s market-leading position in data security for the entire file system spectrum,” commented Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software.
- Support for the latest Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012;
- Full ReFS read/write support under Windows;
- Read only access to unmounted ReFS volumes under Linux and Windows environments;
- Support for the new ReFS: backup, restore, and browsing under Windows and Linux;
- Live Windows backup. Create an image-based copy of the whole disk system, or separate volumes and place them locally, to CD/DVD/BD, or on the net. The use of Paragon disk-imaging technology and Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) tackles the problem of backing up running applications and system locked files.
- Flexible recovery. Restore the whole backup image, or only particular files under Windows or from the Linux/DOS recovery environment.
- Additional maintenance functions. The Linux/DOS recovery environment includes basic functions for initializing, partitioning and formatting hard disks.
Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 and Server 2012 is available for free at http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/image-backup-windows-8/index.html
About Paragon Software Group:
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.
Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Deep Silver presents Sacred Citadel and Secret Files 3 at gamescom 2012
Sacred Citadel playable for the first time worldwide
at Deep Silver’s public stand in hall 7 B041/C040
LARKSPUR, CA. - August 8, 2012 -- Deep Silver will welcome visitors to their public booth at the gamescom trade fair 2012 with two new games. For the first time ever, players can get their hands on the upcoming side-scrolling Action Brawler Sacred Citadel and test their investigation skills in the new adventure Secret Files 3. Visitors can try out the featured titles at numerous gaming stations. In addition there will be live games presentations, trailer shows and prize draws.
Interested players should head to the Deep Silver booth in hall 7 B041/C040 to experience the following games:
Sacred Citadel: (Side-scrolling Action Brawler; Windows PC, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360), (www.sacred-world.com, www.facebook.com/sacredworld) Sacred Citadel will be presented on stage and is also playable at Deep Silver’s booth.
Three warriors unite against an evil that threatens to enslave the once peaceful world of Ancaria. Lord Zane’s Ashen Empire has created an army of Grimmocs, modified Orc henchmen at war with the Seraphim. Only when these heroes unite and use their skills to support each other they will stand a chance!
The side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel, a new standalone title that is set in the rich universe of Sacred, will reinvent the familiar arcade feel of classic brawlers while setting a new standard for the future of side scrolling hack and slash games.
The events in Sacred Citadel will act as a prologue to the next chapter of the Sacred story and will unveil an intriguing secret about the Seraphim that will directly relate to the action RPG Sacred 3, currently in development by keen games and to be released in 2013.
Secret Files 3: (Adventure; Windows PC), (http://www.secretfiles.deepsilver.com, http://www.facebook.com/secretfilesgames) Secret Files 3 will be presented by the developer Animation Arts on stage and is playable at Deep Silver’s booth.
The classic point & click adventure Secret Files 3 from developer Animation Arts features a movie-quality storyline and a great variety of locations, among other things. The new game follows the tradition of its popular predecessors Secret Files: Tunguska and Secret Files 2, combining a gripping story with entertaining gameplay, logical puzzles and gorgeous graphics. This third installment is supported by an experienced team of authors from NEOS Film, who have already successfully worked on TV and movie productions and are now called upon to help develop the plot, drama, and progress of the characters. The Bavarian FilmFernsehFonds sponsored this cooperation as part of its games support program.
Official Website: www.deepsilver.com
About Deep Silver
Since 2003, Deep Silver has developed and distributed interactive games for all leading videogame platforms. In all, the company has published more than 200 games. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to a wide audience, from kids to adults. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
About Southend Interactive
Founded in 1998, Southend Interactive has been providing the video gaming community with the absolute best in digital entertainment for 15 years. We are specialized in high-end console, PC, and mobile games development. Over the years, we have fortified our expertise in numerous gaming platforms across multiple genres. Southend is based in Malmö, Sweden and has, since 2005, been a subsidiary of Tactel AB, www.tactel.se, one of the world’s leading independent developers of mobile applications. Read more at www.southend.se
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(City of Industry, CA) – TP-Link, a global provider of networking products, has released its 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter (TL-WDN4800), which allows users to connect a desktop computer to a wireless network to access a high-speed wireless network connection.
The adapter complies with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and can access the 2.4GHz or 5GHz channels to provide wireless speeds of up to 450Mbps. The speed is ideal for users seeking a highly robust, bandwidth intensive wireless networking experience for HD video streaming and online gaming.
Dual Band technology allows users to connect with a 2.4GHz or 5GHz network. This allows you to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5GHz band. The 5GHz band provides a distinct advantage because unlike the crowded 2.4GHz band, which is shared with microwaves, cordless phones and other wireless networks, the 5GHz band has much less interference and can provide a more stable wireless signal.
Both the adapter’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands support the maximum speed of up to 450Mbps, which generates a maximum theoretical wireless throughput. Also included are three antennas to increase wireless performance and stability.
Advanced security features such as WPA/WPA2 encryption standards ensure your wireless connection is safe from intruders.
TL-WDN4800 comes with a CD utility that makes setting up a network so easy that even for novice users should be up and running in minutes. MSRP of the TL-WDN4800 is $44.99
The adapter supports Windows 7(32/64bits), Windows Vista(32/64bits), Windows XP(32/64bits)
TP-LINK products are available at Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, B&H, Data Vision, and are also available online at Newegg.com, Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, Walmart.com and Buy.com. For more details on where-to-buy, please visit us here.
TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO & SMB networking products and the world’s No. 1 market share leader in WLAN and Broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in wireless routers, network adapters, access points, ADSL modem routers, 3G routers, Powerline adapters, switches, IP cameras, print servers and media converters to global end users. Visit us at http://www.tp-link.com/en/.
Cooler Master recently announced the Elite 120 Advanced mini-ITX PC case and we have a full review of it for you today! The CM Elite 120 Advanced supports full sized video cards, a 5.25” optical drive, up to 5 HDDs or SSDs, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 front panel ports, and a standard sized power supply. The best part about this case is that you can buy it for under $50! If you are thinking about going small for your next build, then you need to check out the Elite 120 Advanced!
"All in all the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is an awesome little Mini-ITX case. With features like being able to hold full ATX PSU’s and also hold the industry’s largest graphics cards it’s a feature-packed little case. Add to that the clean styling and you’ve got yourself a clear winner..."
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New NVIDIA Quadro Mobile GPUs Provide Fastest Professional Graphics Performance ‘To Go’
New Lineup Built on NVIDIA Kepler Architecture Widely Available
SIGGRAPH 2012 — LOS ANGELES — Aug. 7, 2012 — NVIDIA officially announced today a new line of Quadro® professional graphics solutions for the latest leading mobile workstations. Designed for engineers, industrial designers, animators, and film & video editors that need to take their work with them, these new Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) feature Kepler, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture. Kepler delivers impressive performance gains over previous generations with the same power budget as the previous generation Quadro mobile graphics solutions.
The latest NVIDIA Quadro mobile GPUs are the most powerful ever offered. With at least double the number of NVIDIA CUDA® cores of previous generations, new Quadro mobile GPUs provide incredibly fast performance across a broad range of design, animation, and video applications.
The new mobile lineup includes the NVIDIA Quadro K5000M, Quadro K4000M, Quadro K3000M, Quadro K2000M, Quadro K1000M, and Quadro K500M. These GPUs incorporate a number of key features, including:
- Large frame buffers and GPU memories - Offering up to 4GB, with ultra-fast bandwidth for fast, smooth displaying of complex models and scenes, as well as computation of large datasets.
- Stunning image quality - Incredible anti-aliasing enhancements with a new post process called FXAA eliminates jaggies and delivers crisp edges in a scene with essentially zero impact to interactivity – a huge benefit for CAD designers, stylists and animators.
- DisplayPort 1.2 functionality - Achieves the highest resolution possible in a single digital connector. As workflows get more complex, designers and creative professionals need to maximize their productivity by utilizing all the available desktop space – these new NVIDIA Quadro mobile GPUs support a seamless multi-monitor workspace and enable professionals to see more and do more, including:
- Never before possible resolutions: up to 4K x 2K resolution (3840x2160 @ 60Hz)
- Never before possible refresh rates: to support Stereoscopic displays: 120Hz @ 2560x1600
- Full audio support
- Multi-stream support –enable multiple display streams over a single connector channel
- Bindless Textures - Dramatically increases the number of unique textures available to shaders at run-time enabling vastly more different materials and richer texture detail in scenes.
- NVIDIA 3D Vision® Pro compatibility
- NVIDIA Optimus™ advanced hardware power-management technology for longer battery life and improved performance
ISV Certifications and Support
Leading software vendors certify and support NVIDIA Quadro-powered mobile workstations, including Adobe, ANSYS, Autodesk, and Dassault Systèmes.
Availability and Pricing
The world’s leading mobile workstation manufacturers, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, have relied on NVIDIA GPUs for over a decade, and have already integrated these new Quadro mobile GPUs into their newest mobile workstations:
- New NVIDIA Quadro Kepler-powered HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations include the HP EliteBook 8570w and 8770w, and are available now.
- New NVIDIA Quadro Kepler-powered Dell Precision Mobile Workstations include the Dell Precision M6700, M6700 Covet and M4700, and are available now.
- The new Lenovo W530 ThinkPad mobile workstation is now available and features either the new NVIDIA Quadro K1000M or Quadro K2000M.
- New Fujitsu CELSIUS H920 and H720 mobile workstations with new NVIDIA Quadro Kepler mobile pro graphics are available now in EMEA, India and Japan.
For more information about NVIDIA and Quadro Mobile Graphics Solutions, please visit www.nvidia.com/quadromobile.
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NVIDIA Maximus Fuels Workstation Revolution with Kepler Architecture
World’s Fastest, Most Efficient GPU Comes to Design and Creative Professionals in Latest NVIDIA Professional Flagship GPU Platform
SIGGRAPH 2012 — LOS ANGELES — Aug. 7, 2012 —NVIDIA today launched the second generation of its breakthrough workstation platform, NVIDIA® Maximus™, featuring Kepler™, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture.
The Maximus platform, introduced in November, gives workstation users the ability to simultaneously perform complex analysis and visualization on a single machine. Now supported by Kepler-based GPUs, Maximus delivers unparalleled performance and efficiency to professionals in fields as varied as manufacturing, visual effects and oil exploration.
Maximus initially broke new ground as a single system that handles interactive graphics and the compute-intensive number crunching required to simulate or render them – resulting in dramatically accelerated workflows. With this second generation of Maximus, compute work is assigned to run on the new NVIDIA Tesla® K20 GPU computing accelerator, freeing up the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU to handle graphics functions. Maximus unified technology transparently and automatically assigns visualization and simulation or rendering work to the right processor.
“With the parallel processing capabilities enabled by NVIDIA Maximus systems, we can now be 10 times more creative,” said Alan Barrington, a designer at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California. “With the NVIDIA Maximus-powered environment, we can continue to refine and improve our design, right up to the last minute. We can stay efficient and multitask. We no longer have to settle for less or to compromise on our creativity.”
NVIDIA Maximus: Boosting Graphics and Compute
Powered by the Kepler architecture, the second generation of Maximus improves both the visualization and computation capabilities of the platform.
Key NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU features include:
- Bindless Textures that give users the ability to reference over 1 million textures directly in memory while reducing CPU overhead
- FXAA/TXAA film-style anti-aliasing technologies for outstanding image quality
- Increased frame buffer capacity of 4GB, plus a next-generation PCIe-3 bus interconnect that accelerates data movement by 2x compared with PCIe-2
- An all-new display engine capable of driving up to four displays simultaneously with a single K5000
- Display Port 1.2 support for resolutions up to 3840x2160 @60Hz
Key NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU features include:
- SMX streaming multiprocessor technology for up to a 3x performance per watt advantage1
- Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q GPU technologies for simplified parallel programming and dramatically faster performance
Transforming Workflows Across Industries, From Jet Engine Design to Seismic Analysis
Here are some examples of how Maximus is transforming workflows across industries:
- For the manufacturing and design industry, NVIDIA Maximus -powered workstations enable professionals to design without limits on size of assemblies, number of components, image quality, or resolution. Designers can use real-world physics, lighting, and materials during interactive design, and visualize with photo-realistic image quality.
“RTT DeltaGen offers custom features such as rapid raytracing, rendering and scalability, automated layer rendering, and computational fluid dynamics visualization and analysis,” said Peter Stevenson, CEO, RTT USA, Inc. “Maximus second generation is remarkable, forward-thinking technology that will further empower our clients by providing them with the ability to do interactive design and simulation, which will accelerate their time to insight of their engineering data so they can make final design decisions even faster.”
- For the media and entertainment industry, Maximus gives digital content creators more freedom and creative flexibility. Film editors and animators can work in real-time on their most challenging projects, create complex simulations and interactive visual effects, and work in 3D texture painting workflows without being constrained by a maximum number of textures.
Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for visual effects, film, media and entertainment, and design industries. V-Ray RT is a powerful, interactive raytracing render engine optimized for NVIDIA CUDA® architecture that changes the way 3D artists and visualization specialists approach the lighting and shading setup.
“We’re constantly working to ensure we create the best tools for customer workflows,” said Lon Grohs, vice president, Business Development at Chaos Group. “Our CUDA based V-Ray plug-in for Maya is one of our latest developments to meet the needs of the most demanding VFX and film studios around the world, and with a Kepler-based NVIDIA Maximus system, 3D artists will spend less time waiting and more time being creative.”
Home of some of the industry’s most talented artists, a52 is an innovative visual effects studio located in Santa Monica, CA that has created many impressive effects through the seamless integration of 2D and photoreal CGI.
“We now have the opportunity to produce more iterations of color and lighting to get to where we want faster,” said Chris Janney, VFX technical director, a52. “With faster turnaround, we can submit shots much sooner for client approvals. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Maximus setup particularly for artists working in V-Ray RT – the time savings alone are significant, but it’s also allowing our artists a better workflow in the creative process, without long pauses for renders. That is where the Maximus setup really helps our look development process.”
- For geophysicists and seismologists, NVIDIA Maximus -powered workstations give more accurate data, in less time, on the location of oil and gas deposits around the world.
Paradigm is a global provider of analytical and information management solutions for the oil and gas and mining industries. Paradigm software enables users to locate new oil and gas reservoirs, create dynamic digital models of the earth’s surface, and optimize production from new and existing reservoirs.
Its Paradigm 2011.1, a comprehensive application suite of exploration, development and production applications, provides accelerated computation of seismic trace attributes through use of NVIDIA Maximus technology.
“Paradigm software leveraging Maximus technology is an innovative implementation that enables seismic interpreters to calculate seismic trace attributes at their desktop in interactive or dramatically reduced times,” said Laura Evins, product manager of seismic attributes, Paradigm. “This provides huge benefits to our oil and gas clients, as they can now more quickly recover structural or depositional features from seismic data. We believe the second generation of Maximus will accelerate their time to discovery even further, making our combined technology even more cost effective.”
Availability and Pricing
Second generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered desktop workstations featuring the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000 ($2,249 MSRP, USD) plus the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU ($3,199 MSRP, USD) will be available starting in December 2012. The NVIDIA Quadro K5000 will be available as a separate discrete desktop GPU starting in October 2012.
ISV Certifications and Support
Leading software vendors certify and support NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations, including Adobe, ANSYS, Autodesk, Bunkspeed, Dassault Systèmes, MathWorks and Paradigm.
Workstation OEM Support
The world’s leading workstation OEMs – including HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, plus systems integrators such as BOXX Technologies and Supermicro – will offer second generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations.
- New NVIDIA Maximus-powered HP Z Workstations will include the HP Z420, Z620 and HP’s ultimate workstation, the Z820.
“HP customers lead their industries, pushing the limits of technology to help bring consumers the next big blockbuster, alternative energy resources and medical advancements that would otherwise not be possible,” said Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Commercial Solutions, HP. “This next generation of NVIDIA Maximus technology will provide the crucial horsepower and productivity demands of compute-intensive modern workflows, increasing productivity and ultimately ROI for our customers.”
- New NVIDIA Maximus -powered Dell Precision T3600, T5600 and T7600 tower, and R5500 rack workstations will be available worldwide early next year.
“Dell Precision workstations with the second generation of NVIDIA Maximus make the promise
of designing at the speed of thought a reality for creative and design professionals,” said Efrain
Rovira, executive director, Dell Precision Workstations. “NVIDIA’s fast Kepler GPU architecture
combined with our most powerful tower and rack workstations provides unprecedented visual
design and simulation performance for our customers.”
- New NVIDIA Maximus -powered Lenovo ThinkStation S30, D30, and C30 workstations will be available worldwide.
“Mission-critical design applications and simulation workflows are being accelerated like never before with NVIDIA Maximus technology,” said Rob Herman, director of Product and Vertical Solutions, ThinkStation Business Unit. “With new, next generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered ThinkStations, users have even more parallel processing horsepower to boost their productivity, creativity, and time-to-market. Our customers can look forward to improved computing and visualization capabilities that empower them to achieve results faster than ever.”
- New Fujitsu CELSIUS M720 and R920 NVIDIA Maximus-powered desktop workstations will be
available in EMEA, India and Japan.
“With the next-generation of NVIDIA Maximus technology powering our Fujitsu CELSIUS desktop
workstations, we continue to provide the most innovative technology for accelerating modern workflows that utilize high-performance 3D modeling, animation, real-time visualization, analysis, and simulation applications,” said Dieter Heiss, vice president, Workplace Systems Product Development Group, at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. “These new systems will provide the highest levels of performance that professionals need.”
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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1compared to NVIDIA Fermi GPU architecture.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the availability, pricing, impact, features and benefits of NVIDIA Maximus technology, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs; and the effects of the company’s patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 29, 2012. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
© 2012 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, CUDA, Kepler, Maximus, Quadro, and Tesla are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus Join Futuremark to Develop 3DMark for Android
HELSINKI, FINLAND – August 03, 2012 – Futuremark is proud to announce that Acer Incorporated (TPE:2353), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) and SingTel-Optus have joined its Benchmark Development Program to create a new 3DMark gaming benchmark for Android-based tablets and smartphones. The Futuremark Benchmark Development Program gathers input and expertise from the world's best and most technologically advanced companies to create industry standard benchmarks for performance measurement. 3DMark for Android is expected to be released later this year. http://www.3dmark.com/
Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO said, "For more than ten years we have worked with the world's leading PC hardware manufacturers to create 3DMark and PCMark. As a result, Futuremark benchmarks are the industry standard for PC performance measurement used by hundreds of press publications and millions of end-users. As we bring 3DMark to Android, we are excited to expand our cooperation to include Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus, technology leaders who will bring unparalleled insight, experience and vision to the development of 3DMark for Android."
Launching later this year, 3DMark for Android will measure gaming performance using graphics rendering, CPU and physics tests with stunning real-time graphics that will push OpenGL ES2.0 to the limit. The results from 3DMark for Android will be comparable to the results from the new 3DMark for Windows, also to be released later this year.
Wason Shyu, AVP, ADC BU, RD Center, Acer said, "As one of the top volume consumer electronics and notebook PC companies in the world, we use 3DMark to analyze performance in an objective and scientific manner. This assists in providing our customers with products of the very highest quality that are ready for the most demanding tasks, whether it is exacting physics computations or the purest video game experiences."
Shervin Kheradpir, General Manager of Intel’s Platform Evaluation & Analysis said "Intel is committed to providing feedback and assistance in the development of tools that intend to evaluate user experience and performance of computing products. Whether we participate in a formal consortium or in the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program we are glad to be part of groups seeking to modernize measurement methods that can keep pace with the rapidly evolving computing industry. We are pleased to see Futuremark bring 3DMark to the Android operating system."
Tim Leland, Director of Product Management at Qualcomm said, "As the leader in mobile GPU shipments last year with its Snapdragon™ processors, Qualcomm values impartial measurement of graphics performance. By joining the 3DMark for Android Benchmark Development Program, we’re glad to be working with Futuremark and the other members of the Program to help ensure that the resulting benchmarks are representative of future, real-world 3D graphics content for Android smartphones and tablets."
Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program is an initiative for building partnerships with leading hardware and technology manufacturers. Members include AMD, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung and many other world class companies. An open process of close co-operation helps Futuremark create high-quality, impartial benchmarks that set the industry standard for performance measurement. Find out more at http://www.futuremark.com/bdp/.
3DMark for Android is currently in development and is expected to be released later this year. Follow Futuremark on Facebook for the latest 3DMark news http://www.facebook.com/Futuremark or visit http://www.futuremark.com.
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The MSI Barricade is an all black mid tower chassis that has a ton of features and costs under $60 shipped. This PC case features a side window, fan speed controls, a USB 3.0 port, a built-in SD card reader, tool-less drive bays and is setup for water cooling and large video cards. Read on to see if this case is the right one for your next build!
"Typically when we think about the computer manufacturer Micro Star International (MSI) we think of their top quality video cards, motherboards, and their laptops. We rarely think that MSI also provides us computer users with chassis'. Even I have to admit that when I hear the name MSI the first thing that comes to mind are their motherboards, and the last thing that I honestly think about the name MSI are chassis'. Well over here at Legit Reviews, we just so happen to be looking at a chassis for MSI, the Barricade."
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While Supplies Last - Coveted MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta Keys Available at Catalyst Game Labs booth At Gen ConWritten by News
While Supplies Last - Coveted MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta Keys Available at Catalyst Game Labs booth At Gen Con
- Limited Edition Poster Featuring Upcoming Online Games MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics Features Coveted MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta Key Available from Roadhouse Interactive and Catalyst -
VANCOUVER -- AUGUST 2, 2012 – Catalyst Game Labs is hitting Gen Con hard this year, and now there’s one more reason fans should check out the booth at the show: coveted MechWarrior Tactics closed beta keys will be handed out to lucky fans while they last as part of a two-sided exclusive poster giveaway featuring both MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics.
MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com) is the premium online successor to the best-selling MechWarrior franchise. Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent.
MechWarrior Tactics (www.mwtactics.com) is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy blending tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, as you command numerous BattleMechs against an online opponent towards victory.
Securing the poster with the closed beta key is easy: Stop by the Catalyst Game Labs booth 1703 at Gen Con for your free MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics poster, while supplies last.
“I love every opportunity to play in the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe, whether it’s the board game, fiction or computer games,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs. “Not only are both of these games shaping up to be a fan’s dream-come-true, but I’m lucky enough to be working directly with directly with Infinite Game Publishing on these games. In all my years of dealing with various computer games set within this universe, I’ve never seen so much passion, or so much desire to pay the appropriate respect to where it all started. It’s simply a fantastic time to be a fan!”
For more information about MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics, hit up www.mwomercs.com and www.mwtactics.com. Additionally, fans who want to get immediate access to the MechWarrior Online beta can purchase a Founder’s Package at www.mwomercs.com/founders.
Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.
Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based end-to-end solution provider for the next generation of browser, social, and mobile games. Founded by James Hursthouse, Ian Verchere and Tarrnie Williams in December 2009, Roadhouse’s management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to build upon industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. Announced games include Family Guy Online, a mid-core browser-based ‘MMLOL’ game for 20th Century Fox, and MechWarrior: Tactics, a turn-based strategy reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise for Montreal-based Infinite Game Publishing. The company is working on a robust portfolio of additional projects across a range of genres, platforms and properties – linked by a unified vision that games should be free-to-play, frictionless, and highly engaging. Find us online at http://roadhouseinteractive.com/.
About A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games is a Vancouver based entertainment developer focused on online browser, social and mobile games and interactive entertainment. Founded in 2004 by a diverse group of industry veterans, our last major product, Wipeout The Game for Activision, has sold over 1.5 million units to date. We apply our broad experience and passion to the creation of fun and engaging games for everyone to enjoy. We are working closely with our partners on a round of online products, which include Family Guy Online for Roadhouse Interactive with 20th Century Fox. http://www.acronymonline.com/
About MechWarrior Online
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.
About MechWarrior Tactics
Coming out later this year in North America, MechWarrior is developed by Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games published by Infinite Game Publishing.
MechWarrior Tactics is a brand-new MechWarrior game set in the year 3025 in the BattleTech® universe and includes everything you love about MechWarrior. MechWarrior Tactics is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy and blends tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, and is set against visually stunning environments for the supreme MechWarrior battle experience. Players earn, collect, and purchase combat and aesthetic resources to outfit each Mech and prepare for the next online battle.
For more information about MechWarrior Tactics and to register your Commander name, visit www.mwtactics.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing
IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.
Have an old SATA or IDE based hard drive laying around that needs to be wiped or mined for valuable files? Maybe you have laptop and want to backup data to another hard drive but only have a internal drive on hand. If so, StarTech has just the thing for you with their USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE HDD Dock that allows the user to connect it via USB. See what we think about it in our review.
"Having a dock to plug in what are normally internal hard drives makes it easy to access data on the drive without the hassle of having to open up the case and insert the drive - especially if the SATA ports are not hot-swappable which would require a reboot. There are a host of such docks on the market with an array of interfaces and connectors. StarTech.com is offering up a somewhat unique version that connects to the PC via USB 3.0 and connects to drives via SATA II or IDE interface. Today, we'll be having a closer look at the dock and giving our impressions of how it performs and ease of use..."
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