Logitech Unveils Official Wheel of Gran Turismo(TM) for PLAYSTATION 3

"The Logitech Driving Force GT gives gamers the most accurate and authentic PLAYSTATION 3 racing experience."

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Logitech, the world's leading developer of force feedback gaming wheels, announced the Driving Force(TM) GT racing wheel, the official wheel of Gran Turismo(TM). Featuring powerful force feedback and an innovative 24-position realtime adjustment dial for on-the-fly control of brake bias, traction and damper settings, the Logitech Driving Force GT gives gamers the most accurate and authentic PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3(TM)) racing experience.

"We're excited to be working with Polyphony Digital again to deliver a wheel that will satisfy the needs of car enthusiasts, like me, around the world," said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech's director of product marketing for gaming. "People who love the striking realism of the Gran Turismo racing series will discover that Logitech's latest wheel will allow them to experience the cars the way they were meant to be driven. With the Logitech Driving Force GT, you're not playing games anymore - you're racing!"

Logitech's latest racing wheel was meticulously designed by Logitech and Polyphony Digital, Inc., the developer of the Gran Turismo series. The companies worked together to add the unique realtime adjustment dial, a first for force feedback wheels, allowing people to fine tune the car's balance by adjusting the brake bias, traction control and damper settings. Now Gran Turismo drivers can have precise control over the car's setup to achieve maximum performance.

"We have always designed the Gran Turismo series for driving enthusiasts. Realistic graphics, a technologically advanced physics engine and authentic sounds for every car in the game make Gran Turismo 5 Prologue a true driving simulator," said Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital. "Now, with the Logitech Driving Force GT wheel, drivers can have unparalleled control of their car, extending the realistic racing experience."

Logitech's newest force feedback wheel simulates understeer, oversteer, and traction loss with frightening accuracy. While the full-size gas and brake pedals deliver precise throttle and brake response, racers can use either the sequential stick shift or the wheel-mounted paddles to race through gears. The wheel also features a large 11-inch wheel with rubber-overmold rim, providing exceptional comfort and control.

The Logitech Driving Force GT turns 900 degrees lock-to-lock allowing drivers to navigate hairpin turns with greater accuracy. And with anti-backlash gearing, there is no slack in the steering response, making any race a smooth, realistic experience. In the center of the 11-inch wheel, the Driving Force GT features an illuminated horn button with the official Gran Turismo logo. Using the authentic sounds of the car being driven, racers can quickly alert other cars when they are approaching fast. Or when playing online, people can simply use the horn to taunt other players as they speed by.

The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is engineered for use with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, which will be available on Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download on the PLAYSTATION®Network in North America on April 17 and in Europe on March 28. The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is also compatible with Gran Turismo(TM)3 and Gran Turismo(TM)4 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
 
Pricing for the Logitech Driving Force™ GT is GBP 119.00
 
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19-06-2008, 19:37:05

Maju
Hi All

I am not sure if i've run in to a problem.
I have a OCZ GameXstream 700w PSU. Here's the sticker with the details.

[IMG]http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/1474988_zhcpa/O2-017.jpg[/IMG]

I have also just got myself a second 8800GTX to go SLI.
Unfortunately there are only two PCI-E sockets wired into the PSU and I need four.

The existing pci-e connectors are each on there own lead as you can see on the photo.

Would it be feasible to put another pci-e connector on each of these cables so that each cable runs one card?

I've also got some molex to 6pin adaptors. Would this be a safer route to take?

Final question - at the moment there are 3 Sata connectors on another cable. Would I be stretching my luck if I were to run 4sata hdd's and 1 sata dvd.rw off of the one cable?

Would appreciate your help. really hoping that I can do this coz i've just blown my budget and cannot afford a new psu at the mo.

20-06-2008, 08:02:01

Jim
I'd go the Molex-PCI-E route to be honest. Otherwise you _might_ draw too much power through those PCI-E cables and end up melting/fusing them together.

As for the SATA connectors, I think you should be OK. Hard Disks and DVD-RW's have fairly low power consumption in the grand scheme of things.

20-06-2008, 08:05:59

Maju
Thankyou Jim

I'm thinking much the same. Counting up the connectors there are 14 molex/sata/fdd conectors in all so if If I hijack a couple of the molex lines i think I should be ok.

One way to find out I guess

20-06-2008, 10:22:43

Rastalovich

I'd go the Molex-PCI-E route to be honest. Otherwise you _might_ draw too much power through those PCI-E cables and end up melting/fusing them together.

As for the SATA connectors, I think you should be OK. Hard Disks and DVD-RW's have fairly low power consumption in the grand scheme of things.


Yeah, atleast one of the cards should have some pcie-molex adaptors in the box. Just use those on their own channel if possible.

Drives "mainly" will max 25w writing, afaik.
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