Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Crysis Warhead Intro Trailer

Thanks to anonymous Crysis fans, which probably attended previous game conference network received a Crysis Warhead Trailer. You may view the video here. Quality isn't the best, but the intro is breathtaking. Its hard to believe that beauty like that can be drawn on the machines.

Crysis Warhead - Crysis sequal - one of technological shooting games of last year. Electronic Arts is getting ready to distribute this product for a low price. Minimum requirements are slightly changed. Final release will happen during mid-september of 2008.


Google Calculator Makes Mistakes

During simple subtraction Google calculator makes mistakes quite often. This doesn't happen all the time, but there is a set of digits which results in an incorrect result.

For example, 2999999999999999 minus 2999999999999998 should equal to 1, but Google calculator shows result 0. Also, when 1999999999999999 subtracting 1999999999999995 the calculator shows 0, but when 1999999999999999 minus 1999999999999993 the result is - 6 correct. And 400000000000002 minus 400000000000001 you may get a 0, but for 400000000000002 minus 400000000000000 calculator accurately gives 2.

AMD: new processors and price changes

As we already know Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced a release of all four new desktop processors, and changed few prices on already released models.

New processors are as follow:
  • AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition (level TDP - 125 Bt, price - $186);
  • AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition (level TDP - 95 Bt, price - $139);
  • AMD Ahtlon X2 6500 Black Edition (level TDP - 95 Bt, price - $105);
  • AMD Athlon 5050e (level TDP - 45 Bt, price - $90).

Price changes for previous models:

  • AMD Phenom X4 9950 BE - from $235 to $186;
  • AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE - from $194 to $180;
  • AMD Phenom X4 9750 - from $215 to $170;
  • AMD Phenom X4 9650 - from $195 to $156;
  • AMD Phenom X3 8750 - from $175 to $134;
  • AMD Phenom X3 8650 - from $145 to $123;
  • AMD Athlon X2 6000+ - from $112 to $95;
  • AMD Athlon X2 5600+ - from $102 to $88;
  • AMD Athlon X2 5400+ - from $87 to $78;
  • AMD Athlon X2 5200+ - from $76 to $68;

Hard Drives WD RE3: now with capacity of 750 GB and 1 TB

Western Digital decided to expand their 3.5-inch hard drives RE3 series in capacity and announced new modifications, containing 750 GB and 1 TB.

These bad boys are used mostly in specially designed for effective use in servers, video surveillance, corporate data transfer, and other massive storage tasks. Also, a wide range of new systems has been used to speed up the hardware:

  • Dual-core system working with controllers allowed to speed up overall performance by 20%;

  • Multi-axis Shock Sensor and Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology decrease vibrations and stability;

  • IntelliSeek technology, optimizes process work;

  • Time-limited Error Recovery (TLER) function, which decreases the number of lost packets from RAID-holders;

  • StableTrac Technology and NoTouch Ramp Load Technology for advanced quality and stability work with discs;

  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, allowing for a solid data recording.

Also, this device is characterized by 7200 RPMs, 32 MB buffer, 1.2 million hours of operation and five-year manufacturer's warranty.

Recommended price for WD RE3 750 GB (serial number WD57502ABYS) and WD RE3 1 TB (serial number WD1002FBYS) approximately $200-$250, mass production has been started.

CPU Cooler: ASUS Royal Knight

With great success looking back at full coppered cpu-cooler Silent Knight 2, ASUSTeK Computer decided to move on and announced a newer model, called Royal Knight.

Lets point out, that newer model has been designed to suit the royal night description and gives additional effect for your desktop computer. Majority of cooler's construction is made up of copper, six copper heating tubes, also a massive radiator with few thin copper slides on which holds cooling fan 120 x 120 x 25 mm. Fan's speed (RPMs) are automatically adjusted depending on temperature change. Fan speed is within 800-1300 RPMs when noise level is less than 22 db. The Royal Knight is designed for Socket LGA775 (Intel) and Socket AM2/AM2+ (AMD). Physical dimensions are as follows: 131 x 140 x 138 mm and 790 grams.

Although, no official information about the release date or pricing has been distributed for grabs.