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FarCry 3 PC System Requirements Released, Always-Online DRM Scrapped for Campaign

The incredible tropical-paradise visuals we were treated to in trailers of FarCry 3 called for some serious hardware muscle. The studio released minimum, recommended, and high-performance system requirements lists for the upcoming AAA title. The lists are quite accommodating of today's mid-range hardware, but can be quite demanding of PCs more than 2 years old. It was also announced that the game will implement a revised Uplay DRM scheme that needs a one-time activation, and doesn't require you to stay logged-in when playing the single-player campaign.



The system requirements lists follow.

NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook Pictured

At IDF 2012, NEC showed off its newest 13.3-inch Ultrabook, the LaVie Z. Made of a magnesium-alloy chassis, the notebook tips the scales at just 875 g, and is just 15 mm-thin. Its 13.3-inch screen features a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. Under the hood are Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" dual-core processor clocked at 1.90 GHz, with Intel HD 4000 graphics; 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, 128 GB SSD storage, and connectivity that includes USB 3.0 and HDMI. Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n make up network interfaces. The screen is decked with a 1.3 MP web-cam. It ships with Windows 7 pre-installed.

Source: Engadget

Acer Announces Veriton 6620G Series Commercial Desktops

Acer America today unveiled new commercial desktop PCs specified for corporate customers, government agencies and educational institutions. Multi-monitor support, significant power and expandability make the new Veriton 6620G Series desktops well-suited for enterprise environments.

The Acer Veriton X6620G, a small form factor (SFF) desktop and the Acer Veriton M6620G, a mini tower, offer a three-year warranty(1) and support up to a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor with significant application and graphics performance benefits when compared to prior generations.

Eurocom Launches The Scorpius With 8 GB Of Video Memory

Eurocom Corporation, is now launching the EUROCOM Scorpius Ultra High Performance Notebook with support for dual graphics technology from NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and AMD Radeon, powerful Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition, up to 32 GB of DDR3 1600 memory and three storage drives plus one mSATA drive.

“The EUROCOM Scorpius is an out of this world High Performance Notebook Computer. Like the mythical creature that stung and killed Orion, the EUROCOM Scorpius will take down any competition standing in its way, while allowing gamers to do the same!” exclaims Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. “We have been getting out of this world benchmark results with the EUROCOM Scorpius. Simply put, this is the most powerful system of its kind on the planet.”

Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Arrives in Q4

Intel's next high-end desktop processor, the Core i7-3970X Extreme, arrives in Q4, 2012, according to a DonanimHaber report. The i7-3970X is expected to ship with clock speeds of 3.50 GHz, with maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 4.00 GHz. The six-core chip is based on the 32 nm "Sandy Bridge-E" silicon, and built in the LGA2011 package. Its feature-set is consistent with that of the Core i7-3960X, with 15 MB shared L3 cache, HyperThreading, and unlocked base-clock multiplier. In all likelihood, the i7-3970X could displace the i7-3960X from its price-point.

Source: DonanimHaber

Patriot Memory Launches New Exclusive Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition Memory

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products today announces the launch of the new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3 Memory. Built exclusively for gamers, the Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition will provide the rock solid performance and stability needed for today’s most extreme gaming systems.

Designed specifically to take full advantage of the performance capabilities of the newest 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core processor family, the Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition is fully certified for Intel XMP 1.3 delivering frequencies of 1600MHz, 1866MHz, and 2133MHz*. Featuring the same great custom high performance heat shield as the Viper III, the Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition will provide superior thermal protection when used during long and demanding gaming sessions. The new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition modules will be available in dual and quad-channel kits and offered in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities.

Apple Updates MacBook Air and Current Generation MacBook Pro with New Hardware

Apple today updated MacBook Air with the latest Intel Core processors, faster graphics and flash storage that is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.* MacBook Air is the ultimate everyday notebook, and with new lower prices it is more affordable than ever. The current generation 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro have also been updated with the latest Intel Core processors and powerful discrete graphics from NVIDIA. Apple’s popular AirPort Express has been redesigned to include features previously available only in AirPort Extreme.

“Today we’ve updated the entire MacBook line with faster processors, graphics, memory, flash storage and USB 3 connectivity,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve made the world’s best portable family even better and we think users are going to love the performance advances in both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.”

HP Delivers High-performance Desktop and Mobile Workstations

HP today announced the new HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations, packed with reliable and professional-class features.

HP's most affordable, no-compromise workstations, the Z220, features next-generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, the latest integrated and discrete professional graphics from Intel, NVIDIA and AMD and four integrated USB 3.0 high-speed ports. The Z220 entry-level workstation is available in a choice of an exceptionally expandable, Convertible Mini-Tower (CMT) or a highly compact Small Form Factor (SFF) that's 65 percent smaller and perfect for tight spaces.

MAINGEAR Leads the March of Ultraportable Gaming with the New Pulse 11

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations, is now adding the Pulse 11 high performance ultraportable laptop solution to their product line and is unmatched in its class for PC gamers who want to harness desktop-like power wherever they go.

The MAINGEAR Pulse 11 combines the best in small form-factor laptop design featuring the latest mobile technology such as Intel's 3rd Generation Core processor with up to 8-thread processing with the Intel Core I7 mobile processor and offering 75% better performance with Intel's 3rd Generation Core i5 mobile processor compared with Intel's previous Core 2 Duo E8400/ P8600 processors. It's a perfect engine for power users who demand unparalleled performance on the go in HD, multitasking, or multimedia.

GeForce GTX 690 Breaches P20000 at 3DMark 11

Taiwanese proverclocker TIN set a new 3DMark 11 record by scoring P20962 points using a single GeForce GTX 690 graphics card. The score included 25179 graphics, 15213 physics, and 12412 combined scores. The feat was achieved by overclocking an EVGA GeForce GTX 690 to clock speeds of 1509 MHz (base), 1639 MHz (GPU Boost), and 7336 MHz (memory, effective); and sustaining it using liquid nitrogen cooling. The double-headed eagle on steroids was supported by an Intel Core i7-3960X processor clocked at 4.50 GHz, 16 GB of quad-channel DDR3-2133 MHz memory, and EVGA X79 Classified motherboard. Find more information on the feat here.

Sony Also Introduces New VAIO S and Z Series Laptops

Offering a seductive blend of power and portability, new VAIO S Series can handle the demands of the toughest working day.

Available in a choice of 33.7 cm (13.3") and 39.5 cm (15.5") screen sizes, the slim, full-flat design of VAIO S Series 13 and 15 slip easily into a travel bag for quick access whenever you need it. The series is elegantly styled in tough, weight-saving materials like magnesium, aluminium and carbon fibre (depends on model), with even S Series 15 models tipping the scales at below 2 kg.

All S Series feature a new slot-in optical drive (Blu-ray Disc or DVD) that maintains the notebook's slim, low-profile looks while maximising chassis rigidity.

New Lenovo Workstation Infuses Solid Computing Power for Professionals on Tech Budget

Lenovo today announced the Lenovo ThinkStation E31, an entry-level workstation for professionals requiring a powerful desktop workstation within a PC budget. Offered as a mini-tower or small form factor (SFF) both include choices of the latest speedy Intel Xeon Processor E3 along with enhanced memory performance and graphics capabilities.

"The ThinkStation E31 an ideal choice for small-to-medium businesses or professionals that need more power and performance than they are getting out of their desktop computer," said Robert Herman, director of product and vertical solutions, Workstation Business Unit, Lenovo. "We have worked closely with customers to figure out how to deliver compact design, reliable hardware components and comprehensive support for the latest ISV applications to meet their needs. The ThinkStation E31 offers businesses a powerful way to get more from their business applications without breaking the bank."

GIGABYTE Announces the International Release of the P2542G Blu-ray Gaming Notebook

GIGABYTE, a longtime leader in computer technology and innovation, today announced the international release of the 15.6” P2542G gaming notebook. The P2542G is a premium gaming notebook that packs incredible power into a sleek form factor to give consumers new options for mobile gaming. The P2542G features a powerful 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-Core processor and an impressive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU with GDDR5 2GB VRAM. The P2542G also has a 1080p Full HD display, Blu-ray Rewritable Drive, THX TruStudio Pro, Intel Rapid Start Technology, either a high-performing 7200rpm HDD or a speedy SSD, HDMI and more.

FSP Launches Aurum PRO Series PSUs

FSP, a worldwide leader in power supply products, today announced the launch of AURUM PRO power supply unit (PSU), the latest award-winning high-quality, high wattage PSUs. AURUM PRO series has been designed to meet the demanding requirements of PC enthusiasts such as overclockers and multi-GPU gamers.

The AURUM PRO is built by using industrial-grade components and main Japanese capacitors to provide the pure, clean, stable output. With qualified 80PLUS Gold certification, the AURUM PRO comes with dual transformers matrix design to provide up to 90% efficiency and +12V single rail capable of delivering 100A (1200W). This makes it ideal for any kind of CPU/GPU combination like SLI/Crossfire with Intel Core i7-series processors which require high amounts of stable power at 12V.

X-ES Intros Rugged COM Express Module With 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduces XPedite7450, a rugged COM Express module that complies with the PICMG COM Express Basic form factor (95 mm x 125 mm) and supports an enhanced Type 6 pinout. The XPedite7450 can be hosted on a standard COM Express carrier card or a custom carrier card built to include additional end-user requirements, or it can be integrated into an XPand6000 Small Form Factor (SFF) rugged system. Based on the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the XPedite7450 operates at up to 2.2 GHz to deliver enhanced performance and efficiency, making it an excellent processor mezzanine for commercial, industrial, and military applications.

Ivy Bridge-powered Acer V3 Start Shipping This Weekend

Acer revealed that a few Intel Ivy Bridge Core-powered models among its V3 series notebooks will start shipping first in Japan, starting this weekend (ahead of other markets). The Aspire V3-571-H78F is part of the launch. This 15.6-incher will be driven by Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor clocked at 2.10 GHz (3.10 GHz Turbo Boost), 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and a sad resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This model will be priced a little over the equivalent of US $1100. The V3-571-H78F, and other Aspire V3 series notebooks will start shipping this Sunday onward.

Source: The Verge

Samsung Announces the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 Laptop

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced its new Notebook Series 7 CHRONOS 17-inch model.

Encased in a premium compact and light aluminum chassis, the high-performance multimedia-ready Series 7 CHRONOS 17 with Intel's 3rd generation Core i7 and ExpressCache represents the perfect desktop replacement. The innovative ExpressCache technology developed by Diskeeper provides 8 GB of flash memory on the motherboard, enabling a faster start-up as well as increasing the PC's overall performance; web browsing is two times faster (based on Microsoft Internet Explorer) while the device takes just two seconds to wake up.

Keep 35 GB HDD Space Handy for Max Payne 3

In what could be a blow for gaming PC users with lower-capacity SSDs (such as 60 GB, 90 GB, etc.), the minimum system requirements list of Max Payne 3, published by Rockstar Games, asks for at least 35 GB of free space on the installation drive. The game will likely ship in four double-layer DVDs, if not more. It could also make for an extremely huge download (over Steam, Amazon.com Digital Download, and GameStop. Other system requirements, particularly the requirements that the game is capable of taking advantage of, are particularly steep. For example, the game can take advantage of 6-core Intel Core i7-3960X, 8-core AMD FX-8150, the fastest single-GPU graphics cards in the market, as well as 16 GB of RAM.


Source: Rockstar Games

ASUS Shatters Performance Barriers with Intel Z77 Chipset and 3rd gen Core i7 CPUs

ASUS continues its industry lead in performance, superior design, quality and ease of use with its latest Intel Z77 chipset based motherboards. ASUS is excited to announce our Z77 line of motherboards has reached new performance heights. These include reaching the 7 GHz clock speed threshold on the ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard, as well as five new world records on the ROG Maximus V GENE, with more to come. These new records all showcase the benefits of ASUS' superior engineering and design, use of the finest materials and components, and industry leading user-friendly DIY features.

Achieving 7 GHz and beyond on the P877V-DELUXE

ASUS' internal overclocking group and performance team are excited to reach a 7 GHz CPU clock frequency on the P8Z77-V DELUXE, using a 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770K processor with 16 GB of DDR3 clocked at 2800 MHz. Employing LN2 cooling, they were able to push the new processor to the limit and beyond, demonstrating the performance tuning abilities of ASUS Z77-based motherboards. The milestone also establishes that channel boards from ASUS are capable of very impressive overclocking feats thanks to their class leading Digi+ VRM power and control design. In addition our close cooperation with the enthusiast community has resulted in the P8Z77-V DELUXE easily exceeding 3GHz memory frequencies with all four DIMMS populated thanks to optimized trace layouts and superior UEFI tuning options.

X-ES Supports 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Across Product Line

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is supporting the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor across eight industry-standard form factors -- COM Express, 3U VPX, 6U VPX, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, VME, air-cooled PrPMC/XMC, and conduction-cooled PrPMC/XMC. The XPedite7470 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) and XCalibur4401 6U CompactPCI SBC are the first products available from X-ES to support the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor.

3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors provide higher performance and lower power compared to 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors. 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors also include Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11, supporting OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Intros Single Board Computer Based on Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, enhances its rugged, high performance OpenVPX Intel processor-based single board computer (SBC) product line with the introduction of the new VPX3-1257, its first OpenVPX SBC designed with the new quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3612QE processor.

The VPX3-1257 is the latest member of CWCDS's family of next generation multi-core Intel architecture-based SBCs, and builds on the success of the earlier VPX3-1256 that was based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2715QE processor. The new Intel Core i7-3612QE processor delivers a significantly improved thermal profile, enabling greater cooling for the extended temperature ranges demanded by the most rugged Mil/Aero/Gov customer.

CyberpowerPC Announces New Desktop Gaming PCs Paired with "Ivy Bridge"

CyberpowerPC Inc., a global leader in custom gaming machines, today announced new desktop gaming systems based on 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3770K (3.50 GHz), Core i5-3570K (3.40 GHz) and other 3000 Series Ivy Bridge processors.

CyberpowerPC customers can configure the ultimate gaming platform based on the new Ivy Bridge CPUs paired with recently released Intel Z77 chipset motherboards. The combination provides a 10-15% performance boost over Sandy Bridge 2000 series CPUs and offers advanced overclocking; native USB 3.0 and PCI-Express Gen 3.0 support; Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0; and next gen DirectX 11 ready Intel HD 4000 graphics along with quick sync technology.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Overclock Intel Core i7-3770K CPU To 6.9 GHz With LN2 Cooling

CPU overclocking new record releases today! Record-breaking motherboard maker, ASRock Inc., is excited to announce that Intel's new start Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K processor was able to be overclocked to incredible 6.9 GHz with the company's newly released Z77 Extreme6 motherboard. The overclocking-friendly Z77 Extreme6 mobo was designed for optimized performance and built upon top-quality components that are ripe for extreme amounts of overclocking.

New record was created by the World's Legendary Overclocker, Nick Shih, who had been topped the Professional Overclockers League for 18 months straight. With only two-year overclocking experience, Nick Shih is a living legend who holds the world champion title as well as being multiple overclocking world-records keeper which included both 2D and 3D tests.

Ivy Bridge-powered Sony VAIO E Series 14P Spotted in the Wild

Sony's VAIO E Series 14P notebooks went Ivy Bridge with model#SVE14A16FGH. This 14-incher (1600x900 pixels) is powered by an Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10 GHz with 3.10 GHz boost), 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, and AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics. A 750 GB HDD and DVD writer are at the helm of storage. USB 3.0, HDMI and D-Sub, wireless b/g/n, 1.3 MP webcam, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. It retains the E series 14P chassis that's already launched. The leak occurred at Sony Australia, SVE14A16FGH goes for AU $1,499 (US $1,554) Down Under.

Source: LaptopReviews
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