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Microsoft Sidewinder X6: Gaming Set Complete

R700, World's Fastest Graphics Card Is Not a Secret Anymore

EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW: For Your Penryn Overclocking Needs

Microsoft Prepares New and Updates Old Mice

iPhone 3G Features Flash Memory From Toshiba

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6: Gaming Set Complete

According to the source, in addition to Sidewinder X5, Microsoft is going to release the Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard.

It features a numpad that can be attached to both right and left sides of the main keyboard, and an additional row of keys for binding game macros.

The purpose of two round knobs is now very clear though (could be audio volume controls). Anyway, we should expect official information from Microsoft very soon, because Sidewinder X6 is to go on sale already in September for 80 USD.

Source: MadBoxPC

R700, World's Fastest Graphics Card Is Not a Secret Anymore

This long-anticipated novelty from AMD that has everything to be the world's fastest graphics card, is not a secret anymore officially. While it will debut in August, AMD has lifted NDA for publishing preliminary but official information about the card and its test results.

Thus, here are the specifications:

  • Codename: R700;
  • GPU: 2 x 55nm RV770, 750/750 MHz (core/shaders); 2 x 10 SIMD cores that include 2 x 800 scalar ALUs; 2 x 10 larger texture units; 2 x 40 texture addressing units; 2 x 160 texture fetch units; 2 x 40 bilinear filtering units; 2 x 16 ROPs;
  • RAM: 2 x 1024MB GDDR5, 900 (3600) MHz;
  • Bus: 2 x 256-bit;
  • Slot: PCI-Express x16;
  • Interfaces: 2 x DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), TV-out;
  • Hardware support for DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1.

Be sure to check back soon for our preview.

Source: AMD

EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW: For Your Penryn Overclocking Needs

EVGA expanded its "For the Win" series with the new nForce 780i SLI FTW motherboard supporting Intel processors.

The board features 8-phase power design, solid state capacitors and ferrite core chokes as well as on-board Clear CMOS, Power, and Reset buttons. Besides, this product features BIOS features with easy to use overclock and voltage settings.

EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW specifications:

  • Supports 1333 MHz FSB
  • Supports DDR2-1066 RAM
  • 3 x PCI Express 2.0 (3-Way SLI)
  • 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
  • 6 x SATA2 (RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD)
  • 7.1-channel codec
  • 10 x USB ports
  • 2 x Gigabit LAN

Source: EVGA

Microsoft Prepares New and Updates Old Mice

According to news posted and then removed from the source, Microsoft is preparing the completely new Arc Mouse and is updating the existing Sidewinder X5.

The Arc Mouse is distinguished by futuristic appearance, comfort of usage typical for a large mouse, and compact dimensions. All these features are combined thanks to an original folding design. The novelty is expected to be announced in red and black variants this summer for about 60 USD (wireless receiver included).

As for Sidewinder, it became lighter and simpler comparing to the previous modification. In particular, the newer model has no changeable weights and LCD display. At the same time, it offers resolution switch and wired PC connection, in addition to 9 programmable buttons. Simpler design affected the price positively, making it 60 USD.

Source: Maximum PC

iPhone 3G Features Flash Memory From Toshiba

TechOnline posted a list of chips used in the new iPhone 3G that went on sale on July 11.

According to the source, use of certain communication components became a surprise. But in general iPhone 3G is very similar to the previous handset.

Most chips (4) are made by Infineon. The flash memory is made by Toshiba, though a few weeks ago there were rumors of Apple ordering huge quantities of it from Samsung exactly for the new device.

Source: TechOnline

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