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A newer version of PhysX system software has been released on 30-Jan-2009 and it’s verion is 9.09.0121. This new version is intended to take care of various issues with older version of the PhysX system software, 9.09.0010, which was released 13-Jan-2009 and comes included with official GeForce driver version 181.22 which was released 22-Jan-2009.
In particular it fixes the problems with some games, PhysX SDK runtime environment in multi-GPU configurations, installation and graphics accelerator related. There are some performance improvements reported in GeForce GTX 285 and GeForce GTX 295 gpu’s. These PhysX system software are recommended to use with EA’s pc game Mirror’s Edge for best performance and to get rid of random crashes.
Click Here to download Nvidia PhysX system software Verion 9.09.0121!
Windows 7 is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2010 and Windows 7 will come with DirectX 11, near the end of this year 2009 we can expect some DirectX 11 hardware’s. Nvidia and ATI are said to launch their DirectX 11 graphics cards at the end of this year, these cards will be based on 40nm process technology and in 1st or 2nd quarter of 2010 we can expect some DirectX 11 games too.
Nvidia’s 40nm video cards with DirectX 10 support are rumored to launch in Q2 of 2009 and their next generation 40nm card will most likely to hit market in December of this year which will come with DirectX 11 support.
1st generation of 40nm cards from Nvidia will be identical to GT200 chip, though it will be a die shrink from 55nm to 40nm there will be some changes in specification as this will not be the same GT200 chip but rather a totally new chip build on a smaller die. Die shrink also mean smaller transistors, lower TDP and less heat dissipation which will result in better overclocking GPU.
These 40nm chips are likely to come with increased shaders, clusters, ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines) and TMUs (Texture Memory Units), at higher clocks.
Though the rumors are Nvidia and AMD both will launch their 40nm fabricated chips in March or April of 2009, there are no exact words on who will launch a high-end GPU and who will bring a Mainstream GPU?.
Grab the incredible deal on 4GB memory kit from the world’s top memory manufacturer Corsair.
These are two DDR2 matched memory modules of 2GB each, a total of 4GB ram, covered in black heatsink are tested to run at cas latency settings of 5-5-5 at 1.9V, from Corsair’s xtreme performance memory series XMS2, it’s a Dual-Channel Memory Kit of PC2-6400 800MHz speed and comes with a Lifetime warranty.
Update: Price for this memory kit has reduced and it is now available at $23.50 after rebate.
Priced at $24.99 after Mail In Rebate. Order Yours Today!
Intel has already introduced their energy-efficient CPUs of Quad Core lineup on Jan-19-2009, these three low power consuming CPUs were introduced for Core 2 Quad lineup, Q8200s, Q9400s, Q9550s, these cpu’s comes with a TDP of 65W. This is not the end of the story, Intel is also planning to launch 45nm Lynnfield Core i5 processors in August or September of this year, these processors will be of LGA1156 socket and will come with a TDP of 95W.
Later in Q1 2010 Intel will release the same 45nm Lynnfield Core i5 processors with a lower TDP of 65W. The purpose of these low power CPUs are not only to bring down energy consumption of cpu’s but also to enable scalability to even those platforms that are developed for cpu’s with power rating of 65W.
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9650, 3GHz, fabricated at 45nm process technology, SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) media instruction, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB of L2 cache, Intel 64, VT (Intel Virtualization Technology), vPro, TxT (Intel Trusted Execution Technology), 😄 Bit (Execute Disable Bit), EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) and LGA775 package.
This is the fastest cpu in Intel’s Quad Core lineup. I know it’s still $17 more than Intel’s MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) which is $317 but this is the lowest I could find on internet.
News of Nvidia’s enhanced version of GeForce 9600GT are surrounding on the web. This new 9600GT will be called GeForce 9600GT Green Edition. What’s new in this card? it will help you save energy, it consumes less power that’s why it’s called Green Edition. Since this card consumes less power I believe it will overclock better because less power consumption means less heat dissipation and cooler operation. This card is fabricated on 55nm process technology just like original GeForce 9600GT.
GeForce 9600GT Core Names were G94-300/G94-309 G94-350/G94-359, it’s Core Clock was 650MHz, Shader Clock was 1625MHz, Memory Clock was 900MHz and power consumption was 96W.
9600GT Green Edition Core Name will be G94-350/G94-359, Core Clock will be at 600MHz, Shader Clock at 1500MHz, Memory Clock to be exact 900MHz as GeForce 9600GT and power consumption will be 59W.
Power consumption is a whopping 37W less than it’s predecessor, also this Green Edition does not require an external power connector and it’s voltage has reduced from previous 1.1V to 1.0V. Though all this info found it’s way to web there are no words when this card will be available in market or what will be the price of this product.
It’s a first person action-adventure video game and it’s creators are EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE). In this game you will be playing the role a young homeless woman named Faith, who work for a network of couriers known as Runners, her parents were killed while protesting the government, she has to free her sister from the corrupt government. As a runner you will be performing actions like jumping from roof to roof, dodging your enemies and performing acrobatic moves to accomplish your missions.
While the gameplay of this game is sure to make you addictive to this game, I would like to mention few things that makes this game’s PC version stand out over console versions, like mouse/keyboard controls which makes it easy to perform some tasks in this game, improved graphics with greater display and texture resolutions, and the support for physics effects (PhysX).
Mirro’s Edge has been released and is up for grabs.
Grab your copy of Mirror’s Edge today by Clicking Here!
Online computer hardware stores are filled with enthusiast level of memory kit from different companies and Corsair is one of them. Corsair is one of the leading company when it comes to desktop memory of enthusiast level and today I am going to write about there cheapest memory of enthusiast level, lets first start with it’s hot features.
TWIN2X2048-8500C5D This memory is from Corsair’s Dominator Series, DDR2, 240-Pins, it’s a 2GB matched pair of two 1GB modules. Featuring Corsair’s high performing heat sink Dual-Path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology. These memories are confirmed to function at 1066MHz at CAS latencies of 5-5-5-15.
EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) allows automatic overclocking to aggressive performance settings, for utmost memory and system functioning. The SPD profiles are called EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles), jointly developed by Corsair and NVIDIA. EPP is an open standard for memory profiles in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect). It was first introduced to the world at the time of the NVIDIA’s 500 family of chipsets launch and has been expanded since.
If your motherboard supports EPP profiles it will let you easily set aggressive overclocking timings with these Dominator memory modules. You can further enhance the performance of these memories by placing Dominator Airflow Fan, which will help in cooling and protecting these memory modules. This memory comes with Lifetime warranty.
SPD programmed at:
JEDEC standard 5-5-5-18 values at 800MHz
EPP: 1066 MHz, 5-5-5-15-2T, 2.1V
These memory modules features groundbreaking Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX™) technology, which is a quad-layer heat sink design. DHX technology is the world’s most advanced memory module heat dissipation technology where heat is dissipated through two paths.
This diagram defines Dominator uses two paths for memory cooling:
1-Conventional heat release through the front of the memory chips into a pair of super efficient heat sinks (conductive cooling).
2-Additional dissipation through the back of the memory chips and through the circuit board through heat fins integral to the PCB (convective cooling).
This 2GB DDR2 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit is Priced at just $35.00 after Rebate.
This Dominator Airflow fan kit comes with three 40mm tachometer controlled fans. These fans runs at moderate speed to provide sufficient airflow and stays almost silent while operating. This super-efficient fan kit is designed to attach to the memory clips and float over the Dominator memory modules. Actually this fan kit will work with any DDR-2 or DDR memory modules to provide additional cooling. This Corsair fan kit is very smart in design and is a very secure method for memory cooling than a precarious large fan placed on the top of memory modules.
If you overclock your memory to it’s limits then you should definitely include this 3-fan kit to your memory, regardless of what memory you have. There is not doubt that this give looks to your gaming rig, while it gives your rig nice looks it also take care of the job very well. All it’s nice features makes it a must have for better overclocking performance. Though it’s taller in size Dominator Airflow fan takes similar space as the memory module space, thus fan space requirements are far less than a larger fan sitting on top of the DIMMs.
Intel will include these new processors in their mainstream desktop processors lineup to catch up with AMD’s counteroffer for Q1 2009 Phenom X4 9450e at 2.1GHz with a TDP of 65W. These are the first ever Quad Core cpus from Intel with a TDP of just 65W. Built on same 45nm fabrication process and are LGA775 as their predecessor and will be $30 to $50 expensive than their originals.
These will be the cpus:
See? that “s” in their names? Q9550s? there will be no difference in these cpus except a lower TDP at 65W, current versions of these cpus are rated at 95W, this lower TDP will help in saving energy. These are reported to come out this month. I hope these processors will overclocks better.
It’s cpu upgrade time folks! Coming 19-Jan-2009 Intel will lower the prices for their CPUs in a response to AMD Phenom II cpu which runs at stock speed of 3GHz. It’s an aggressive cut in cpu prices from Intel specially for Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 cpu which gets a whopping 40% cut in price, from $525 to $317, running at 3GHz speed with 12MB-cache and FSB of 1333MHz built on 45nm manufacturing process, I would say it’s a Killer bang for buck ratio. Dont cha love this competition?. Lets hope AMD will bring more CPUs which will perform better and compel Intel to produce even better performing low priced CPUs.
With this new change in prices Q9650 will reflect the price of Q9550, Q9550 will be at the price of Q9400, Q9400 will be at the current price of Q8300. Core 2 Quad Q8200 with it’s new price of $167 will become cheaper than Q6600, which is priced at $189. Intel’s E7400 and E5300 will also drop in price as new processors E7500 at 2.93GHz with a price tag of $137 and E5400 at 2.7GHz speed with a price tag of $87 are said to emerge January-18-2009.