AMD had introduced it's new top desktop processor FX 9590 just a few months ago and over the past weeks, it got a price adjustment. But it was not a price cut you would expect regularly, the price got trimmed from whooping 730 £ down to only about 240 £. Yes, that is less than half after just a few months!
AMD has not a single desktop processor above 300 £ now, while Intel is still able to sell several models above 500 £ and cashing in the big profits.
The FX 9590 processor is based on the Piledriver architecture, featuring a 4.7 GHz base clock and 5.0 GHz turbo frequency with unlocked multipliers, 8 processor core modules, 1 MiB level 2 cache per module and 8 MiB shared level 3 cache, produced in a 32 nm SOI process. It does fit into the old AM3+ socket, but the mainboard needs to support it's power hungry 220 watt TDP.
AMD had not stated clearly how long they will continue the FX serie and the availability of the FX 9590 is already very limited with just a few dealers have it in stock, like amazon.co.uk (AMD FX-9590 Black Edition Octa Core CPU Socket (AM3+, 4.7GHz, 16MB, 220W, FD9590FHHKWOF, Turbo Core 3.0 Technology)) or novatech.co.uk.
If you are interested in the FX 9590, you should better get in right now!
To promote their soon to be release X Rebirth, EGOSOFT had bundled all the previous X serie titles into one single Humble Weekly bundle. For just 5 € you will get them all on Steam, X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Reunion Bonus Package, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict, X2: The Threat, X: Beyond the Frontier and X: Tension.
At the opening of the recent LinuxCon in New Orleans, Valve Co-Founder and game innovation master Gabe Newell spoke about the Steam for Linux development in the past month and gave some hints of his view for the future of PC gaming. Nothing more in detail, but there will be more very soon.
Right now on Steam, Natural Selection 2 is on weekend sale with freaking 75% off!
Not sure if Natural Selection 2 fits to you? No problem, the entire game is free over the weekend, just download it and play!
The JAXA has set the launch for 04:45 UTC today from the Uchinoura Space Center in Japan.
Live webstream of the launch event will start 30 minutes before scheduled lift off time.
*** Edit ***
The countdown was halted 19 seconds before ignition by the flight computer. The computer reported an error about a false angle of the rocket. Investigation for the cause is going on and a new date the launch is not set yet.
Steam will give you some discounts for pre-ordering future games.
You can get 10% off at X Rebirth from Egosoft, the 4th part of the X space action simulation serie. But beware, you will have to wait another 3 month until you can suck the game into your Steam folder.
Eugen Systems Wargame: Airland Battle offers you a stunning 50% discount, but only until 26th August. Get it quick or it's over.
The nuclear powered Cassini spacecraft is now nearly 16 years on it's Saturn exploration mission. After traveling 7 years from Earth, it entered into a stable orbit around Saturn send back tons of data since then.
On 26th June, it passed again over the north pole area of Saturn and made new photos of the persistent hexagonal storm formation.
If you haven't noticed yet, the Humble Indie Bundle 8 is still running for a little more then 1 day from now. It contains 11 indie developer games and 10 game soundtracks for about 6 $, or whatever you want to pay more.
The NASA and the Orbital Sciences Corporation have started preparations for the second try to launch the new Antares space rocket. The lift-off is scheduled for 2100 UTC 4711-04-20. **Note** The Launch got just postponed to 2210 UTC. The launch is the first flight of the Antares rocket and will deploy a payload mass simulator in orbit.
The NASA TV live stream coverage will start about half a hour before lift-off.
The launch has been postponed to 2100 UTC 4711-04-21.
Live streaming video by Ustream
The mass server hoster SERVER4YOU has still a special discount offer running until 15. January.
Their bottom line of root server, the ECO Server, equipped with an AMD Athlon II Quad Core processor, has also a price cut from regular 28.99€ to 23.99€ with 149€ setup-fee or 33.99€ without setup-fee. On the down side, their low cost servers are missing a lot of useful administration features, you will need to pay extra for it or hope your server will run always fine or you don't care about a little more down time.
Customers can choose whether their server should be hosted at the European data center in Strasbourg, France, or St Louis, USA.
S2 Games has launched their global Hereos of Newerth tournament. Registration for teams with 5 to 7 players is open now and registration for the first season must be done until 17th october.
At the same time, S2 Games released the latest HoN patch 184.108.40.206.
== New Content ==
- Added a new Madman Alt Avatar: Hook Madman
* Releases on 10/05/2012
- Added a new Succubus Skin: Dark Succubus
* Releases on 10/08/2012
- Added a new Taunt: Fat Lady Taunt
* Releases on 10/10/2012
== General ==
- The Player Ladder Returns!
- Mac and Linux clients have been significantly updated!
* HoNTV has been added
* In-Game Guides have been added
* Mac/Linux performance improved greatly (Linux client up to 50% faster, Mac client up to 100% faster)
* The new Updater has been added, including the Repair Tool
* A new type of installer for the Mac client is now being used
* OpenGL Renderer performance has been improved greatly
* Brought OpenGL renderer features in line with DirectX renderer
* Added support for GUI sharpening for OpenGL
* Dropped support for Mac OS X 10.4
- Fixed pre-loading of announcer text, fixing the hitches when they get displayed the first time
Havn't grabbed it yet? Then you still have one day to purchase the sixth Humble Indie Bundle.
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