Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sapphire HD7770




Here's a look at the Sapphire HD 7770 and it's temperatures under load.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Engineers redesigning HTTP to be faster and more secure


Software engineers from Google, Microsoft and many others met yesterday to discuss the framework of HTTP 2.0.  This new design will not only be much more secure but also much faster in general. Google already has a head start on their HTTP 2.0 design called "SPDY", so far 3 web browsers support the new technology and Amazon and Twitter have stated using the new code however there are many other proposals going around and a final decision of the future HTTP standard has not been selected.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Track Mania 2 Canyon overview


Track mania 2 is the successor to the very popular Track Mania Nations forever featuring much better graphics and may new map editing tools. The graphics in this game are very good despite only being Directx 9 the game engine is also very optimized  my HD 6870 stays at 95-99% usage even in multiplayer and usually delivers around 40fps maximum settings. Overall this game is well worth the $25 price tag.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

AMD HD 6870 Heaven Benchmark 3.0 results


Heaven benchmark 3.0 recently came out and I thought I'd re test my card. With tessellation set to normal the 6870 scored 1150 which is isn't bad at all considering this card can now be found for as low as $150.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kindle Fire Antutu Benchmark



The Kindle fire on android 2.3 Gingerbread does pretty decent in everday use and in benchmarks scoring just shy of 4500 points on the Antutu benchmark. My Samsung Galaxy Fascinate scores 3500 @ 1.3 Ghz and the kindle has a much greater resolution more benchmarks to come after I test out a few different roms.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Next generation AMD (Enhanced Bulldozer) cpu to be codenamed "Piledriver"


Just like all cpu releases the new "Piledriver" series cpu's will deliver more performance with a decreased TDP. Thew new core design allows for cpus with up to 10 cores on 1 die. These new CPUs will also most likely use the AM3+ platform and are predicted to perform roughly 10-20% faster than bulldozer.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cyanogenmod 7 (Android 2.3.5) on Amazon Kindle Fire


One of the ways to unlock you kindle fire to experience the full android market is to root the device but luckily there's a bunch of great roms to really fulfill this devices potential. There's even a cyanogenmod 9 android 4.0 rom available for this device but for now unfortunately there is no hardware acceleration for videos and netflix. Overall if you have a kindle fire or even a nook tablet there's many ways to root the device and install custom roms to get much more out of them!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Overview of the Sapphire HD 7770




Today I received my Sapphire HD 7770 graphics card and after playing a few games and benchmarks this card is quite powerful and extremely efficient! Under maximum load this card only hit 45 Celsius and at idle it runs at 29C. As I mentioned this card features AMD's new GCN architecture which has greatly improved tessellation performance as well as very good performance/watt ratio. I will post benchmark results in a few days as the current drivers aren't completely stable.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NVIDIA GTX 680 to be released soon!



Nvidia is about to release their third generation directx 11 Gpu's starting with the GTX 680. The GTX 680 is the successor to the GTX 580 but with 3 times the number of cuda cores at 1500! This new card also scores fairly higher than it's competitor the AMD HD 7970. On the downside this card only has 2gb of GDDR5 vram vs the 7970 which has 3. Also depending on the pricing of the 680 the 7970 may decrease in price making it a great buy for the extreme users that are willing to spend $450 on a new gpu.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 to release with quad core Cpu


The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S 3 will release soon with a Samsung built 32 nano-meter ARM-9 based quad core 1.5ghz "Exynos" processor. Early leaks suggest the phone may come with a "Full HD" 4.8" AMOLED display and android 4.0.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

AMD 7770 video card


The with the 28 nano-meter 7000 series coming out AMD HD 7770 is the first mid range gaming card to come stock with a 1000mhz or 1Ghz core clock speed and feature the new GCN  architecture while only drawing 80watts! Looking at the specs 640 stream processors may not seem like a lot but the GCN architecture makes all the difference making this card on par with the HD 6850 that has 960 stream processors. At roughly $175 this is a great modern low power graphics card that will be perfect for all of the upcoming directx 11 games!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cyberclean "The high tech cleaning compound"


For those of you who have never heard of cyberclean it's a putty like substance designed to mold to the shape of any electronic device to clean it. Anyway if you are trying to find an effective solution to cleaning you keyboard or other electronic devices this stuff works great! They also sell an automotive version which is great for getting dust and other gunk out of hard to reach places.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Antec Earthwatts 430w power supply overview


The Antec earthwatts 430W power supply, as it's name suggests, is a high efficiency 80 + bronze certified unit that is perfect for mid range custom pc's such as the one I'm using this one in. I have not completely finished building my secondary pc but it powered an overclocked AMD Phenom x2 and a Radeon hd 4870 perfectly fine and stayed extremely quiet while doing so. So if your in the market for a high quality powersupply for a custom pc or to replace an existing one check out the Antec earthwatts series power supplies.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Free game overview: Black Light Retribution





After playing a few matches it felt like most free games do pretty fluid decent graphic detail and all but this game just felt so much like crysis 2 (which I thought was very boring) but worse. Needless to say I thought it was only ok and ended up leaving the online match I was in to give crysis 2 another try haha.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My friends 4.5ghz Tri-SLI gaming computer



This room heater also functions as a high power gaming computer and features 3 Nvidia GTX 480 graphics cards 16GB of DDR3 ram, a 1350W german made Enermax powersupply, and an Intel core i7 2600k at 4500mhz.

What is computer overclocking???


The definition of overclocking is running a computer or individual components at a higher clock rate or frequency that what is specified by the manufacturer. No obviously as shown by the picture above the byproduct if done to the extreme is loads and loads of heat. I personally run a Intel core i7 920 that comes stock at 2.66ghz at 3.8ghz the temperature is a bit higher but the extra performance is worth it.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Battlefield 3: Amazing landing skills


So I was flying around and decided I needed to land to repair my jet. Shown above is my professional landing skills lol...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gigantic Samsung Note Hybrid android tablet / phone



This new smartphone/tablet has a beautiful, monstrous 5.3" AMOLD+ screen and a stylus to go with it.  With a phone this large it may be slightly uncomfortable to talk on the phone with but for those of you who hate tiny screens this is for you! As always samsung includes a powerful 1.4ghz dual core processor and the front is plated with gorilla glass.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Apple announces IPAD 3 Impressive specs




With a brand new "Retina" display with a resolution greater than that of a 72" television and a new high speed cpu, this new tablet is definitely one to consider! It also has an upgraded 5MP camera capable of HD video recording. Not to mention the new quad core cpu that's nearly twice as fast at Nvidia's tegra 3 will blast through mobile video editing apps and new games like Mass effect that use the mobile unreal engine! Of course all these features don't come cheap at $499 for the wifi version and with tablets such as the Amazon Kindle fire there is a good deal of competition.

Mass Effect for Iphone/ipad



Mass Effect makes its way to IOS devices- For $5.99 you can download the Mass Effect game on IOS. This game runs of a mobile version of the Unreal Engine. Just like Unreal engine on PC the in game graphics of this game are very good. If you have and Ios device and would like to see the graphics of the unreal engine try out the free app ‘Epic Citadel’.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Fan of Mech warrior? Check out Hawken



If you were a fan of the Mech Warrior series then you will definitely love a new game coming out called HAWKEN. Strange there hasn't been a mech game in years now Mech warrior online, Hawken, and armored core 5 are all coming out in 2012.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Guild wars 2 appears on amazon and other sites for preorder


Guild wars 2 is now available on amazon, gamestop and a few other places for preorder! Also recently announced guild wars 2 will feature a PVP option where three servers with up to 300 people total can compete in a large scale pvp battle. Read more here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Canon A3300IS


My birthday was a few days ago and I received this Canon A3300IS, its a compact point and shoot but it features the same 16 megapixel image sensor as some of the higher end Elph series cameras. The manual mode allows for iso adjustment color temp and 3 levels of focusing. So far the camera is performing great and the 720p video is very crisp and stable. So from now on my future videos will be done with this camera instead of my Kodak Zi8 pocket camera!