MSI announced its most affordable one of X58 motherboard, X58 Pro. It utilized the Gen.2 DrMOS along with the BIOS-level Active Phase Switching (APS) technology for better energy-saving. X58 Pro is equipped with triple x16 PCIe graphics slots for Crossfire and 3-way SLI. This board is going for only US$190 at ZipZoomfly.
Not letting Danger Den steal the limelight, EKWaterBlocks too unveils water blocks for GeForce GTX 295 reference design. The cool thing about this water block is that the middle part is made of acrylic glass and can be lit up with two 5mm LED diodes. The bases are made of electrolytic copper. Another cool thing is that is
It seems the bad bump/underfill issue doesn’t just plagued some of the Nvidia G84/G86 notebook GPUs. Their 3 year old “high end” G71M GPUs might suffer the same problem as well. For your information, notebooks with GeForce Go 7950 GTX, Go 7900 GTX and Go 7900 GS are based on G71M. Click for more details.
Intel issues a Product Change Notice (PCN) today detailing the stepping conversion of the Core i7 920 processors from the current C-0 to D-0. So far, only the i7 920 processors will undergo the stepping change while i7 940 and 965 remain unchanged. a BIOS update is needed to identify the D-0 step processor correctly. The first
Danger Den has produced a small batch of GTX295 blocks that have gone on sale on their website for US$189.95. It is fully compatible with all the reference GTX295 cards out there.
Intel is planning to double the capacity of their current SSD line-up by moving from 50nm to 34nm process technology in Q4 2009. There will be three capacities for X18-M and X25-M MLC SSD; 80GB, 160GB and 320GB and two capacities for the top end X25-E SLC SSD; 64GB and 128GB. Performance is expected to
Samsung has made a significant advancement in the push for higher volume memory chips by developing the world’s first 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chip, using 50 nm process technology. The 4Gb DDR3 can be produced in 16GB RDIMM for servers, as well as 8GB UDIMM for workstations and desktop PCs, and 8GB SODIMM for laptops. Designed
WD announced the first 2 TB hard drive – the world’s highest capacity drive. This new 3.5-inch platform is based on 500 GB/platter technology with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2 TB. The WD Caviar Green 2 TB is available at select resellers and distributors. MSRP for the WD Caviar Green 2
Panasonic’s latest brain child comes in the form of the LUMIX DMC-FX580 which features a 12-megapixel resolution rating, 3-inch LCD touchscreen display and 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom.
MSI is set to launch their new WindBOX to the market in the first quarter of 2009. Based on the Intel® Atom N270 processor and Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset,the WindBOX is designed to meet the demand of users who are looking for ultra-low power platform with a fanless design.
Intel has released a series of low power quad core processors to the market on 18th of January at a lower TDP of 65W instead of 95W. This enables quad core scalability for 65W optimized platforms and allows quad core performance to Small Form Factor and All In One market segments. As such, the low
Thermaltake today announced Toughpower XT that comes with new features such as FanDelayCool for cooling, S.P.T. Indicator for real-time monitoring, and 12Vin1 for the better compatibility. Toughpower XT is currently available in three models: 850W, 750W, 650W where they deliver 62A, 60A and 52A on +12V rail respectively. It also comes with built-in two 6pin & two 8pin
VR-Zone rounds up five X58 motherboards from Biostar, DFI, Foxconn, Intel & XFX.
Thermaltake unveils a new chassis series called the “Element S” and it will be their featured chassis this year. The “S” for Element S represents Silence, Sophisticated, Specious, Stream, Speedy and Substantial. It has a sleek black exterior with a 23cm side panel fan. Also there are anti vibration and noise reduction material on the side
Lian Li has launched the PC-A05N Mini-Tower chassis. The all aluminum design features an innovative front mounted PSU bay that enables the unique shorter and smaller profile. The dimensions stand at 210mm x 381mm x 490mm (W,H,D). It is avaliable now at a price of US$95+ VAT.
Gigabyte today has announced its first AMD “Dragon Platform” qualified motherboard with AM3 Phenom™ II processors support, the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P. The board is based on AMD 790FX + SB750 chipset and features Ultra Durable 3 technology with 8+2 power phase design. It supports Dual Channel DDR3 1666+ and has 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface for Crossfire, 2 Gigabit
VR-Zone checks out the GTX 285, a slightly higher clocked version of the GTX 280. Just how much difference can a dieshrink make to this 1.4 billion transistor monster of a GPU?
MSI today unveils its AMD AM3 motherboard 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65. It supports AMD Phenom™ II processor, DDR3 memory, 5 Phase power design and APS (Active Phase Switching) technology, OC Dial and MAX FSB overclocking technologies, as well as M-Flash BIOS update mechanism protection. 790FX-GD70 board provides supports for up to 4 graphics cards while 790GX-G65 comes with built-in Radeon™ HD3300 GPU
Apple has a surprisingly strong quarterly profit that beats the analysts’ estimates back by good iPod and Mac sales during the holiday season. Certainly, Apple and IBM are the darlings of the tech industry right now each reporting better than expected results. However, it is too early to celebrate now as we should be expecting not-so-rosy results from other
Creative has announced a net loss of US$32.4M ending last quarter while the revenue is slightly higher at $155.7M compared to $141.2M the previous quarter. The loss is expected and the COO of Creative has hinted on more difficult times ahead of the company. Looking at the balance sheet in details, Personal Digital Entertainment business still contributes more than