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Thermaltake Launches New TR2 RX 450W/550W PSU Series

Corsair Launches Dominator GTX 2250MHz Ultra-Performance DDR3 Memory

Shattered Horizon Dedicated Server Released to Community

PowerColor's New Go! Green HD5750 Doesn't Require External Power

Thermaltake Launches New TR2 RX 450W/550W PSU Series

Thermaltake announced new versions of TR2 RX low-noise power supplies. The new TR2 RX 450W/550W series features silent 140mm fans and offers overcurrent, overvoltage, overpower and short-circuit protection.

The TR2 RX 450W/550W series comply with the latest ATX 12V V2.3 standard for utmost reliability and compatibility supporting state-of-the-art technologies. Energy efficiency is improved by double forward switching circuit, and power current load on the AC delivery systems is reduced through the implementation of Active PFC. The TR2 RX Series power supply comes standard with one PCI-E 6-pin and one PCI-E 6+2-pin connectors as well as one EPS/ATX 12V 4+4pin connector to power the latest NVIDIA/AMD graphics cards and Intel/AMD processors, and a maximum of 6 SATA connectors for optical/hard drives.

Also, the new TR2 RX 450W/550W utilize Japanese main capacitor to ensure long-term reliability.

The TR2 RX 450W (W0146) and the 550W (W0134) will be available at the MSRP of $59.99 and $69.99, respectively.

Source: Thermaltake

Corsair Launches Dominator GTX 2250MHz Ultra-Performance DDR3 Memory

Corsair announced the launch of its new Dominator GTX ultra-high performance DDR3 memory modules for Intel and AMD platforms, designed specifically for performance enthusiasts, gamers and extreme overclockers.

Corsair Dominator GTX modules are individually screened and tested on multiple high-performance Intel X58 and P55 chipset platforms to ensure that they operate at the frequency of 2250MHz at low-latency timings of 8-8-8-24 at 1.65V.

In addition to high frequencies possible on Intel platforms, Dominator GTX modules have also been tested and verified to operate at up to 1800MHz CL6 in Socket AM3 motherboards for AMD Phenom II processors. The following table shows baseline performance in a number of popular DDR3 platforms.

  1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 3 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 6 DIMMs
Intel X58 (LGA1366)
Maximum 6 DIMMs
DDR3-2250 CL8
(8-8-8-24, 1.65V)
n/a DDR3-2133 CL8
(8-8-8-24, 1.65V)
n/a DDR3-1800 CL6
(6-6-6-18, 1.65V)
Intel P55 (LGA1156)
Maximum 4 DIMMs
DDR3-2250 CL8
(8-8-8-24, 1.65V)
DDR3-2250 CL8
(8-8-8-24, 1.65V)
n/a DDR3-2133 CL8
(8-8-8-24, 1.65V)
AMD 790FX (Socket AM3)
Maximum 4 DIMMs
DDR3-1800 CL6
(6-6-6-18, 1.65V)
DDR3-1800 CL6
(6-6-6-18, 1.65V)
n/a DDR3-1750 CL6
(6-6-6-18, 1.65V)
1. Corsair GTX is screened and tested on Intel P55 Lynnfield platforms to meet DDR3-2250 8-8-8-24 specification.
2. Performance characteristics by platform are based on performance and qualification tests on selected test configurations.
3. Baseline performance is not guaranteed on every motherboard brand and model of each platform.
4. Corsair GTX performance on Intel X58 chipset platforms presented in the table may not be typical.
5. Corsair Airflow is required to meet baseline performance on all platforms.

Dominator GTX modules use Corsair's DHX+ heatsink and are supplied with extra-tall cooling fins to maximize heat dissipation. The part number for this module is CMGTX2, and it is sold as a single module, allowing enthusiasts to purchase two modules for dual-channel configurations or three modules for triple-channel configurations. For the highest performance and frequency scaling, Corsair recommends using the GT Airflow fan with tall mounting brackets (CMXAF2 GTL).

The CMGTX2 is screened by hand, in multiple passes, by Corsair's lab in Fremont, California, and availability will be limited. It will be launched on the Corsair Online Store on December 8, 2009, at 9AM Pacific Time, and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Corsair's DHX+ technology uses specially designed, high-quality heatsinks and a custom-designed PCB that allows both the front and rear of the memory ICs and the printed circuit board itself to be cooled. DHX+ technology also allows removing the cooling fins to install a range of modular cooling accessories, including extended heatsink fins, the Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H30 water cooling block and Corsair Cooling Ice Series T30 subambient cooling system.

Source: Corsair

Shattered Horizon Dedicated Server Released to Community

Futuremark Games Studio released the dedicated server for Shattered Horizon, their multiplayer first-person shooter played in zero gravity.

The release of the dedicated server was accompanied by a minor game update and a new $29.95 bundle offer from the Futuremark Store that includes Shattered Horizon and 3DMark Vantage Advanced Edition.

Dedicated server features:

  • GUI for creating custom level rotations, game settings and player limits.
  • Custom server name, graphic and information URL.
  • Optional password protection for private matches.
  • Remote admin console accessible within Shattered Horizon game client.
  • Configurable auto-team balancing.
  • Configurable auto-kick / ban for team-killers and high-ping connections.
  • Built-in anti-cheat detection with configurable auto-kick / ban.
  • Admin manual kick / ban.
  • Support for VAC.
  • Registered servers can submit player stats and achievements to the official leaderboards (registration is optional and free).
  • LAN game support.
  • Supported operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Note, DirectX 10 is not required for running a Shattered Horizon server.

Players and server hosting companies can download the Shattered Horizon server files now from the "Tools" tab within Steam.

As mentioned above, the release of the server is accompanied by a minor game update Changelog:

  • HUD: Ammo count is no longer shown in scoped mode when running silent.
  • HUD: When a player tries to capture a control point that is blocked by an enemy player the word "Blocked" will appear on the HUD.
  • HUD: Chat is now enabled during silent running or while EMPed.
  • Network protocol updated to support new server features.
  • Added console for remote server control.
  • Added "rules" section to in-game server browser, so players can choose servers with or without friendly fire or team auto-balancing for example.
  • Server disconnect messages now include more information about the reason for disconnection for example, kicked for cheating, team-killing or high ping.
  • Bug fix: Improved error handling during start-up logo videos.

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9. The suggested retail price is $19.95.

Source: Futuremark

PowerColor's New Go! Green HD5750 Doesn't Require External Power

TUL Corporation, a manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, added the HD5750 solution to its Go! Green lineup. These products consume less power at the same performance.

Essentially, the novelty doesn't require external power supply. And it is also noiseless.

Source: PowerColor

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