Power supplies are getting more and more integral for PCs as power consumption of the average PC increases throughout the years. No longer do people just look at a wattage rating to decide on a power supply. The techies look at other factors such as rail ratings, brand names and whether or not the power
Akihabaranews have some pictures of Buffalo, that’s apparently shockproof. They’ve said you can drop it from 75cm and can still get your previous hard drive working. Clumsy people with butter fingers (like myself) should get one of these.
Dailytech has some really interesting drivers for those who have 2 PEG (PCI Express Ports), but not NVIDIA based, yet yearn to run 2 NVIDIA cards in SLI mode. They’ve got the patcher from the ULi’s driver set, to enable SLI mode on just any motherboard with 2x PEG slots, be it NVIDIA or not.
Engadget has more insights about Microsoft’s Origami project, revolving around small palm held based devices, running full fledged Windows XP. Apparently, they’ve reported that these devices runs off Windows XP Tablet edition, and looks something like the picture above. We’ve learned a little more about Microsoft’s Origami Project, and as always, we’re here to share.
If you think shelling out tens of thousands for a Vertu phone is ridiculous, try this! In line for the Oscars, Kodak made a few special cameras just for the Best Actress nominees. These special verions of the Kodak Easyshare V570, comes with studded diamonds on the housing of the camera, in the shape of
Anandtech has a review on Asrock’s 939SLI32-eSATA2 based on the ULi M1697 + M1695 chipset. This board is an alternative to NVIDIA’s Nforce 4 SLI X16 chipset, offering dual PCIe X16 slots running full X16 speed in SLi mode. Being a budget product (just under USD$ 100) for such an SLI X16 solution, this board
Together with the introduction of the ATi Xpress 3200, top tier partner Sapphire has just released 2 motherboards based on the Xpress 3200 chipset. The Sapphire PURE Crossfire A9D580 is a stunning white colored board that would provide that additional “visual factor” to your modded case. This board comes with mediocre feature set like 4x
ATi had officially launched their spanking new 2x PCIe x16 Crossfire core logic formally known as RD580. The ATi Xpress 3200 is what ATi calls as the backbone of an Enthusiast PC. This time, they’ve really delivered the goods on time, so great kudos to them. =) By the way, we’ve already posted a review
Engadget has a pretty good coverage of Apple Computer’s “fun new product” launch happened yesterday at Cupertino. Among the launched products are the new Intel based Mac Mini’s running Intel Core Duo at 1.66GHz, or the slower Intel Core Solo at 1.5GHz. Since the introduction of these Intel based Macs, Apple had decided to retire
The wait is over. Sony will finally introduce Blu-ray DVDs officially on the 23rd of May 2006. Movie junkies please mark this day on your calendar, as you’ll be able to get some blockbuster Blue-ray titles like The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight’s Tale, The Last Waltz, Resident Evil Apocalypse and
Engadget has news about VoodooPC’s plans to create a HTPC with whopping 8 Terabyte of storage space under it’s hood. Yes, it’s a HTPC we are talking about, and not some large bulking data server: “When we heard that VoodooPC was planning a media PC with 16 drive bays and a maximum capacity of 8
Sony had just announced the availability of a slew of new Cybershot digital cameras. Firstly, the Sony Cybershot H2 and H5 are 2 new mega zoom models, offering 6.0 megapixel and 7.2 megapixel resolution. Outfitted with Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar that does 12x optical zoom, these new Cybershots offers SteadyShot technologies, that would prevent motion
OCZ today announced the release of the PC-4000 EL DDR Platinum XTC 1GB module and 2GB dual channel kit. The industry-leading OCZ Platinum series PC-4000 with 3-3-3-8 timings features extremely low latency for a 1GB capacity product, and is designed specifically to address the unique demands placed on PCs by enthusiasts and gamers. The PC-4000
Samsung has jumped into the Lightscribe bandwagon with the SH-W162L. This optical drive could do the usual DVD DL + and – formats. 16x write speed for DVD+R and DVD-R, and 8x for DVD+R and -R DL formats. “Samsung’s SH-W162L is an internal PATA DVD recorder capable of reading and writing DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R Dual
Anandtech has just posted a preview article about the upcoming ATi RD580 (ATi’s Crossfire + Dual PCIe x16). Including in their article are pictures of full retail boards, like the ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe, the DFI’s RD580, and also, ABIT’s AT8-32X. It appears that this time round, these boards gets into retail channels on time, just
With lower profile cards in demand for HTPC users, could the DMS59 (Dual Monitor System 59) be revived? This single 59pin external interconnect could transmit 2 DVI singles at a time, and have that optional capability to plug in an additional adaptor that can split the pin-out into any dual output combination of two DVI
Dailytech has some interesting news about the upcoming NVIDIA MCP55 core logic, that will power upcoming AMD motherboards: “Unfortunately, MCP55 is a far cry from a revolutionary chipset. According to NVIDIA roadmaps, it contains a different audio codec, dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs and can use six SATA channels instead of four, but the core logic is still hampered
VR-Zone held it’s first live Dry-Ice Overclocking Session at Singapore’s most popular IT Mall Sim Lim Square at DAT, #05-58 during a relaxed Saturday afternoon. It was the first time such an interesting event has been held over there and VR-Zone’s Youth Overclock Team gave us a good show, and pulled a huge crowd behind
We have just received our sample of this limited special edition board from DFI. There are only 1000 of these boards out there and the DFI Fans and collectors will surely be rushing to grab them. For more pictures and details, you can check it out over here.
The 7800 GS AGP is like a farewell ode to the AGP platform. It tries to bring today’s GPU horsepower and technology to the PC users still on the AGP platforms of “yesterday”. We take a look at Inno3D’s 7800 GS AGP, how it performs in the latest games, and focus on the overclocking capability