hassan mujtaba
Games and Hardware News Editor
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Diehard PC Gamer and Hardware Enthusiast. I mainly cover the Hardware and Gaming Section on WCCFtech.
Konami
Games

Its official, Hideo Kojima (Director) of Kojima Productions (Konami) has announced the HD remake of Metal Gear Solid and Zone of Enders Collection. Both series were a huge success in their times back when they were announced and now we’ll be getting HD remake for the following games in the collection:

Samsung Galaxy S II
Gadgets Industry

Samsung Pakistan has announced the launch price of its new Android based Smartphone “Galaxy S II”. The phone would be available by the end of this month and will be bundled with an exclusive gift (not yet known). But the best part is the unbelievable price rate which announced by Samsung would range between 55000-57000 Pakistani rupees.

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Hardware

Creator and Author of the highly successful CPU and Hardware Monitoring software CPU-z “Franck Delattre” has released the first official Bulldozer FX-Processor CPU-z Screenshot. The CPU-z screenshot details a FX-based processors (Engineering Sample) featuring 8 Cores and 8 Threads.

Noctua
Hardware

Noctua has displayed some of its new upcoming cooling products at Computex 2011. The products range from High-Low End CPU Coolers, New Fans and Mounting kits prototypes. Noctua has always been a top cooling products manufacturer with innovations like the NH-D14 and NH-C12P Coolers.

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Hardware

A Chinese user on Zol.com.cn forums has posted a CPU-z Screenshot of him running an Bulldozer based Zambezi-FX Processors on a Core clock of 6Ghz. The Processors used was “FX-8130P” which will be AMD’s top offering in its Bulldozer Lineup and the overclock was achieved using Liquid Nitrogen.

The 32Nm based AMD FX-8130P comes at a stock clock of 3.8Ghz which can turbo upto 4.2Ghz holding a total of 8Cores/8 Threads with 8Mb L3 Cache, The processor used was an early engineering sample and part of the older revision, AMD announced new Revisions due to performance issues in its current Bulldozer lineup so final clocks of the model would be changed. The clock achieved by the user was 6021.2mhz(223.0×27) on an insane 1.984 VCore, The CPU only consumes 125w TDP while the one in the CPU-z shows 186W.

amd-logo
Hardware

Guys over at Semiaccurate took pictures of a mysterious card displayed on AMD’s booth at Computex 2011 event. The card was labeled “E6760″ which makes it a Embedded solution of the Radeon HD 6700 series lineup. But its one weird card because it comes with Six Video Outputs consisting of 3 DVI outputs (2 on side and 1 on Rear Panel) while 3 HDMI outputs are located on the side of the card however each output uses 2 controllers which makes it limited to provide 3 active displays at once.

amd-logo
Hardware

Today at Computex 2011, AMD released a new roadmap which detailed the current and upcoming APU (Accelerated Processing Units) platforms. The current lineup consists of Danube for Desktop usage and Nile for Notebook solutions which would be replaced with the Fusion Llano and Ontario chips which would be released at the upcoming E3 event. AMD also announced a new platform “Trinity” which will be released sometime next year and would consist of a 32Nm Bulldozer Core along with a DX11 embedded radeon chip.

GSkill Logo
Hardware

G.Skill has released tons of new stuff at Computex 2011 which includes High Performance Memory kits featuring Massive density for the latest Intel/AMD Platforms along with SATA 3 based Phoenix II PRO SSD featuring the latest SandForce SF-2200 controller with a blistering fast random write speed of 60K IOPS.

starcraft2
Games

Screenshots of Blizzard’s upcoming expansion to its highly successful RTS StarCraft II Game “Heart of Swarm” have been released. The expansion would be released in early 2012, The game would be based in the Zerg homeworld and from the looks of the screenshots, We might get a chance to control Kerrigan (Queen of Blades from SCII) who we recovered in the previous game. Also a unique menu would be included from where you can enhance your units abilities and level up.

Screenshots below:

amd-logo
Hardware

Ocworkbench has provided a pair of new exclusive AMD Llano Fusion Performance details right from AMD’s Computex booth. The performance of the Llano Fusion APU’s was evaluated through benchmarks which included 3D Mark Vantage and PC Mark Vantage. The AMD Llano Fusion chips are compatible with the Socket FM1 motherboards featuring the A75 chipset.

In both tests, The AMD A-Series APU’s were pitted against three Intel Processors which included an entry level i3 2100 and high end i5 2500/i7 2600 models. In the PC Mark Vantage benchmark, Llano Fusion outperformed the Intel CPU’s with the i7 2600K barely beating the A4-3350 with a 100+ Marks. The reason is because AMD Llano Fusion uses Embedded Radeon HD chips with higher stream processors count making then faster then the Intel’s builtin GMA Graphics chip.

powercolologo
Hardware

PowerColor is prepearing to set the “Worlds Fastest GPU” record with its newly designed HD 6970 x2 Dual Core Graphics card. While Asus is flaming up the Nvidia side with its Monstrities which include the ASUS Ares Mars GTX 595 and ASUS ROG Matrix II, Colorful decided to pay some attention on the AMD Radeon side. PowerColor would be releasing new 6970 x2, 6870 x2 and a few other variants as a part of its Dual Core HD custom graphics card.

The HD 6970 x2 will utilize two Cayman XT HD6970 chips similar to the HD 6990 but featuring a higher clock speed of 880Mhz Core and 5500Mhz Memory Frequency. Holding a massive 3072 Stream Processors count the card will allow a 4GB GDDR5 memory running along 2 x 256-bit wide memory interface. The custom built PCB uses a total of 14 eight-phase PWM area which is powered by 3 x 8 pin PCI-e connectors.

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Hardware

Asus showcased a new concept designed motherboard codenamed “Danshui Bay” at its Computex 2011 booth. The beastly motherboard is part of ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamer) Series lineup which are Hardware manufactured for Hardware Enthusiasts. Unlike the EVGA-SR2 which uses dual LGA 1366 sockets, ROG Danshui Bay will include a LGA 2011 and LGA 1366 socket on the same board.

This motherboard would be a great choice for Hardware Enthusiasts who would be waiting for Sandy Bridge-E Processors which would be released in Q4 2011. The board will allow them to use their current LGA-1366 based Gulftown processors consisting of the Intel Core i7 Extreme lineup and when LGA 2011 processors come out, They could pair the new chip with it. It’s unclear whether if the board will use separate Northbridge/Southbridge chipsets for both platforms which would be linked together, The Number of PCI-e x16 slots also remain unclear but they would offer full x16 bandwidth.

Battlefield 3
Games

EA just released a new trailer for its Upcoming First Person Shooter “BattleField 3″, The Trailer is titled “The 5 Pillars of Frostbite 2″ which makes it obvious that it’ll detail the Frostbite 2.0 In-Game features. I’ve watched the trailer over ten times now and damn its Awesome. The detail DICE has put in its character Animations, Destructible Environments and the highly detailed landscapes look spectacular.

The Five Pillars are as follow:

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Hardware

Sapphire has displayed its new AMD 990FX based motherboard at Computex 2011 event in Taipei. The motherboard which is named “990FX-N” is part of Sapphire’s Pure Black series which consist of high end motherboard built for overclocking and hardware enthusiasts. The motherboard features the AMD 990FX + SB950 chipset along with the AM3+ Black socket which allows support for Bulldozer based Zambezi-FX processors.

The motherboard includes 4 DDR3 memory slots which allow Dual channel memory configurations with rated speed of 1866mhz. A total of Five PCI-e x16 slots (One running at 4x) while 2 Open ended PCI-e x4  slots are included as expansion slots which can allow upto Quad Way Crossfire Support. Although SLI is also supported by the 990FX chip but due to licensing issues, Sapphire refrained from adding it. A total of 8 Sata 6Gbps and 1 E-Sata ports allow storage options while the back panel I/O connectivity ports include 8-channel HD audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF output, dual gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and Bluetooth.

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Hardware

MSI displayed two new Socket FM1 based motherboards featuring the AMD A75 chipset for Llano Fusion A-Series APU’s (Accelerated Processing Units) support. The boards included an ATX sized MSI A75A-G35 and a Micro-ATX A75MA-G55 motherboard.

The MSI A75A-G35 is powered by a 3+1 Phase VRM design and includes Two DDR3 memory slots for Dual channel memory configurations with speeds upto 1600mhz. The board features 2 PCI-e slots (1 x16, 1 x4), Three PCI-e x1 and two simple PCI slots. A total of 6 SATA 6Gbps ports are located on the board while the I/O backpanel consists of 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0 connectivity ports along with HDMI and VGA connectors to allow display from the embedded Radeon chips on the Llano Fusion APU. It also includes MSI’s exclusive UEFI and ClickBIOS GUI-driven setup program to provide an easier user environment.



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