DICE's latest installment of the Battlefield series of multiplayer shooters has finally arrived. We did a quick performance preview using graphics cards like Nvidia GTX 580 and AMD 6990 in Quadfire at Full HD1080p Ultra preset, captured high resolution screenshots and recorded a HD video walkthrough of the MP Beta's Operation Metro map for your viewing pleasure.
There have been a fair few rumours about when Intel will be launching the Sandy Bridge-E processors and its X79 chipset and admittedly we've been privy to rumours that didn't pan out. However, we can now reveal that the actual launch date will be the 14th of November, not the 15th as suggested earlier.
A little earlier this month, we revealed key details of Intel's next enthusiast solid state drive series, the SSD 520, codenamed Cherryville. In the older article talked about its specifications to great lengths. Fresh tips from our sources suggests to important bits of information, its launch date and market positioning.
Here are the first pictures of ECS' top-of-the-line socket LGA2011 motherboard, the X79R-AX Black Series. This standard ATX form-factor motherboard crams in a ton of connectivity and features to tick all the boxes as far as Intel's next-generation HEDT (high-end desktop) platform goes. It's got room for 4-way SLI or CrossfireX, a strong-looking VRM, and
Intel isn't having a good year when it comes to its integrated controllers this year, first with the SATA 3Gbps issue in the 6-series chipset and now news has reached us that in the end we won't be seeing any additional SAS/SATA ports in the X79 chipset. Apparently this is because of a “quality issue”
Having first made waves at this year's Computex, it's time for Foxconn's premium socket LGA2011 motherboard, the Quantum Force X79, to get down to business. The channel brand of the OEM giant is gearing up for a Q4 2011 launch, and seems to have made some notable changes to the design we saw in June,
As an established player in the solid state drive (SSD) industry, Intel has at its disposal a market which it can address with the same breakneck product-cycle as its much larger x86 processor product lines. The most recent roadmap slide and accompanying information we scored suggests that a successor is already around the corner for
Intel's latest generation of solid state drives has come full circle with new enterprise-grade SSDs in the 2.5-inch SATA form-factor. Called the Intel SSD 710 series, and codenamed "Lyndonville", the new series succeeds previous-generation X25-E series in a similar way SSD 320 series does to the last X25-M drives. It makes use of NAND flash
A lot of people have been disappointed over Apple's lack of interest in the USB 3.0 standard, but thanks to a little bird, VR-Zone has heard that the company is still looking at USB 3.0 as a potential feature to add on future products. As to when and how this might happen is not something
VR-Zone was one of the media to get an exclusive preview of the new Lenovo IdeaPad U400 notebook PC in Singapore. Although it is not the U300 UltraBook, the U400 is designed as an affordable laptop with style and good functionality. Details inside.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore may be smaller in scale compared to the resources of China, Japan or Korea when it comes to the scientific, research and engineering base, but it has had accumulated expertise and user base to justify having large computer systems, even up to the supercomputer grade, for a long time. A*CRC
We're not sure how much life there's left in the netbook market, but considering that Intel is looking to offer some very affordable next gen Atom processors, its upcoming Cedar Trail processors might just be what the netbook market space needs to catch a second wind. VR-Zone can exclusively unveil the first benchmark figures for
If you remember, yesterday we wrote about Intel delaying its Cedar Trail Atom processors to November, well Intel got in touch with us saying that it had only officially said it would launch Cedar Trail in the second half of this year, so technically it's not late. This might be true as far as the
When it comes to pricing, Intel is a very predictable company and although we're not quite sure why the company is sticking to the exact same prices over and over again, it's just how it is. One of our very reliable sources have come through with the pricing for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor and
How many of you rely on aftermarket coolers for your CPU? We don't know anyone that thinks Intel's stock coolers are great and when details reached us of Intel not shipping coolers with its upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors we were at first surprised, but considering the target market it makes a lot of sense.
We've gotten our hands on ASUS' godzilla of a graphics card, the dual-GTX 580 Mars II. Check inside for a photo tour and some numbers!
A little bird has all but confirmed that Intel's enterprise-class SSD 710 (Lyndonville) will launch in mid-August. The 100GB model will be priced in the region of ~US$650, which is nearly half of the X25-E's per-gigabyte cost.
If you're a regular reader you might've read our article from a few days ago about Intel bringing back adjustable base clock for Ivy Bridge, well, we know have the specifics and they're less complex than you'd think. However, what goes hand in hand is the fact that Intel will have base clock limitations for Sandy Bridge-E,
Exclusive: Sandy Bridge-E now expected to launch in November, X79 chipset getting further feature cuts
We don't like to be the bringers of bad news, but it's come to our attention that Intel has decided to change its high-end consumer Waimea Bay platform one more time before it launches. The only good news is that we've managed to pin-point which month the platform is expected to launch and that is
So far MSI has only officially unveiled a pair of AMD A75 motherboards, the A75A-G35 and the A75MA-G55, but the company should have at least another four models coming. VR-Zone has managed to get hold of some exclusive pictures of the upcoming A75A-GD55 model which will be MSI's high-end A75 motherboard and possibly also the