Valve Announces Major Update For Steam

"Free Update Offers New Community Features for Connecting Gamers"

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Free Update Offers New Community Features for Connecting Gamers

Valve will very shortly ship a major update to its online gaming platform Steam, which will introduce an advanced set of community features to more than 13 million gamers around the world.

Beginning in July, Steam users can set up their own personal Steam pages and profiles, create and join groups, schedule games with friends, review who they've played with, see how well everyone played, chat with groups, chat via voice, and more. These new community services and features can be used with all Steam games, which include new releases and classic titles from leading publishers and independent developers.

Free of charge, the new community features will be accessible via the Steam desktop client and via the web.

"Our community has given us great direction on the ways they want to see Steam evolve," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Adding these new community features to make it easier to connect with other gamers is something we've wanted to see on Steam for a long time and this latest update is just the start. We've got a long list of items that we're working on to make it easier for gamers to connect and play games on Steam."...

Let's just hope it works, and doesn't break everything along the way

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20-06-2007, 09:25:12

Mr. Smith
C2D @ 3.0ghz for ~£180! Woop woop.

This won't be until July mind... Quad doesnt appeal to me at the momnet as I beleive I won't see any real benefit as hardly any apps I use are optimised to use more than one core, n/m 4.

My thoughts are get it, OC it and game on!

Sure in due time more multi core apps will emerge but by then the proccys will be much slicker anyway and I'd be moving onto 4/+ cores...

20-06-2007, 09:31:53

Rastalovich
I got plans for 4 cores, but not much use for the mainstream I grant u.

£180...$180... £90 ?!?!?!

Thing is with cores atm, it`s down to the user to make the plans and adjustments, what would be more beneficial is if it was native to the OS or it`s counter parts. Can`t see that happening for pcs pre windows 2010 - that`s a living joke at the expense of the software industry today imo.

20-06-2007, 09:55:02

Mr. Smith

£180...$180... £90 ?!?!?!



Mate, £180 = ~$350 :p

OK, so the states get cheaper products but I'm saying they'd be paying ~$280 which is ~£140...

Now way are these going to be £90 anytime soon (maybe in 1 or 2 years)

Still, these should clock up to 4.0ghz which will be very nice for what I have in mind :D

20-06-2007, 10:07:56

Ham
hmm

1333fsb proccy?

Thats 333 real, on a x9 multi, IMO ud be better off with a regular 6800 on x10.

400fsb is easy

Edit: btw mr smith, looking at any more extreme cooling solutions?

20-06-2007, 10:12:09

FragTek
I still wouldn't count on retail versions of this chip hitting 4ghz on air. 3.8ghz on a good chip seems about fair. There's a point at which buying the highest level chip is not cost effective. You're getting a higher multi, yes, but you still run the risk of a low FSB wall and it's not guaranteed to do anything over it's specced 3.0ghz. My first acclimation would be that these will run the same as all current lower model chips which is approx. 3.4-3.6ghz with relatively low voltages on air.

20-06-2007, 10:36:41

Bungral

I still wouldn't count on retail versions of this chip hitting 4ghz on air. 3.8ghz on a good chip seems about fair. There's a point at which buying the highest level chip is not cost effective. You're getting a higher multi, yes, but you still run the risk of a low FSB wall and it's not guaranteed to do anything over it's specced 3.0ghz. My first acclimation would be that these will run the same as all current lower model chips which is approx. 3.4-3.6ghz with relatively low voltages on air.



*rubs against his E6600* :yumyum:

20-06-2007, 10:53:33

Mr. Smith

I still wouldn't count on retail versions of this chip hitting 4ghz on air. 3.8ghz on a good chip seems about fair. There's a point at which buying the highest level chip is not cost effective. You're getting a higher multi, yes, but you still run the risk of a low FSB wall and it's not guaranteed to do anything over it's specced 3.0ghz. My first acclimation would be that these will run the same as all current lower model chips which is approx. 3.4-3.6ghz with relatively low voltages on air.



Won't be on air. At worst water, might stick with the pelt, might phase. Water seems so hassle free right now...

3.8 is cool. My e6600 hits that with a lot of juice, be nice to hit that with low volts...

As you say it totally depends on the chip. There is another price drop due on e66/7/8's as they are being dropped in November ;)

20-06-2007, 11:04:20

Ham
1333 fsb is just 333 real opposed too 1066 being 266. Meaning a lower multi for same clock(stock). While the conroe core cpus can (nearly) all get too 400fsb no problem. The higher multiplier will benefit you more.

Basicly im saying go for a higher multi CPU if your going too be spending alot, rather than one thats the same as an E6600 or even a lowly E4300. They all clock similarly dependant on the quality of the chip.

Frags probably right though, we'll have too wait and see.

If you go for phase then 4Ghz is a more than achievable target though.

20-06-2007, 20:00:04

cuprasport
you will be stuck with this chip with same/lower clocks than an e6600 as it has the same multi with a 1333fsb
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