HardOCP have scored five exclusive screenshots demonstrating a new gameplay mode called "PowerStruggle" in the Crysis Multiplayer Beta. Unfortunately, the multiplayer beta doesn't support DX10, and doesn't represent what we'll see in the final game. Nevertheless, the screens are set in a map called "Shore," and well, they speak for themselves.
In response to feedback from customers and partners, Microsoft's XP operating system will remain available for OEMs and retail channels until June 30th 2008. Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Windows Product Management, believes that customers "need a little more time to make the switch to Windows Vista."
If you remember back to IDF, Intel's Yorkfield processor busted seven world records. Recently, when in the hands of overclocker Kinc, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 has broken another three records (those two, never a good mix): SuperPi 1MB, 3DMark 05 and 06. With his QX9650 coupled with an ASUS Maximus Formula, the new records are 8.110 seconds, 37,095 and 27,542 points, respectively.
With the HD 2900 Pro announced earlier in the week, AMD are now preparing for the launch of yet another R600 based product. The 2900 GT is supposedly arriving on October 8th to merely get rid of the remaining R600 cores that didn't reach XT speeds. The GT will share the same clocks as the XT and Pro, although it will only house 240 stream processors combined with a 256-bit memory interface.
Recently, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the naming scheme of Nvidia's G92 and G98 cores. The higher G92 core was essentially going to be named GeForce 8700 GTS, although Nvidia seem to have had a change of heart and are now reportedly introducing an 8800 GT. According to VR-Zone, the board will be available in 256MB/512MB versions priced at US $199 and $249, respectively.