The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 31 May 2011
In today's news roundup:
- The ASUS Crosshair V Formula is designed for hardcore gamers and overclockers who want the best and latest AM3+ motherboard. Check out the review;
- Xigmatek's SD1283 Gaia heatsink comes with a one 120mm PWM fan that claims to offer better cooling;
- Next week, Apple may unveil a cloud-computing product and a new version of the operating system that powers its iPad, iPhone and iPod touch;
- Intel said that the "Ultrabooks" will dominate the laptop market in the next few months;
- Sony says that it will fully restore PlayStation Network by the end of week, and
- StarCraft II – Heart Of The Swarm gameplay and teaser video is out.
Description: The Crosshair V Formula is designed for hardcore gamers and overclockers who want the best and latest AM3+ motherboard. The ASUS Crosshair V Formula ROG motherboard is equipped with the 990FX/SB950 chipset, featuring native SATA 6Gb/s support and full compatibility with upcoming Bulldozer based 32nm AMD processors.
Description: In recent weeks we have analyzed many proposals for home desktop AMD mid-range and high: starting from products such as Radeon HD 5750 and 5770 (now renamed to HD 6750 and 6770) and reaching the heights represented by the maximum number of Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire and 6970 and annexed solutions dual GPU (HD 6990).
Description: MSI today launched their AMD 9-Series chipsets products: the 990FXA-GD80 and 990FXA-GD65 mainboards. Both of these boards are ready for AMD ‘Bulldozer’ octa-core AM3+ CPUs when they arrive later this year.
Description: Xigmatek’s SD1283 Gaia heatsink comes with a one 120mm PWM fan that operates at speeds of 1500RPM to 800RPM. The fan is mounted to the aluminum cooling fin tower with four vibration absorbing rubber posts, a second fan (not included) can be mounted to the rear of the heatsink since additional fan posts are included.
Description: The Patriot Memory Supersonic 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive performed just about as expected, which means a new level of performance when upgrading from a USB 2.0 capable flash drive. The write speeds were almost as good as the published specification (70MB/s), while the read speeds actually exceeded Patriot Memory’s specification (100MB/s).
Description: The XL-ATX size Gigabyte G1.Assassin lives up to its name not only thanks to its speed and native support for 3-Way SLI and 4-Way CrossfireX graphics cards configurations but also because of the integrated Sound Blaster X-Fi CA20K2 audio processor and the Killer E2100 Gaming Network Adapter.
Consumer Electronics and Software news
Description: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs will make a public appearance June 6 to unveil a cloud-computing product and a new version of the operating system that powers its iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Description: Here at Computex 2011 Intel coined the term “Ultrabooks” for what it expects will take over 40 percent of the laptop market share in the next six to nine months.
Description: There are plenty of third-party photo-sharing services available to Twitter users, but soon there may be a new one — made by the social media network itself.
Description: Google is using search patterns about dengue fever in an attempt to help health officials prepare for outbreaks. It hopes to develop an early-warning system by monitoring dengue-related search terms by users in Bolivia, Brazil, India, Indonesia and Singapore.
Description: Facebook is poised to hit 700 million users, according to analysis from the Facebook statistics blog SocialBakers. If Facebook were its own country, it would be the third-largest in the world.
Description: Sony says they will fully restore all services for the PlayStation Network by the end of this week, more than one month after a major data breach knocked out the company’s online video game hub.
Description: The next campaign for the StarCraft II trilogy will focus on the Zerg, the 10 minute video shows the teaser in HD and gameplay of the first single story campaign. Kerrigan is back and is trying to regain her control over the brood and unify them once again.
Description: It’s been a fun ride, but as with any franchise, fans have complained about annual aspects over and over again. Turns out the developers were listening, killed the series, and are planning on fixing things with WWE ’12.