Be Quiet! SilentWings PWM Series Fans German based Be Quiet!, well-known for its Pure Power series of PSUs, has announced the SilentWings PWM series of case fans. Featuring a screwless mounting system for easy installation, the fans have Copper-Core Fluid Dynamic Bearing (for longer service life of up to 300,000 hours) and an embedded PWM
This is a rumour that has surfaced and died several times, and it has resurfaced again. However, this time, there is more evidence than usual. Over the last year or two, Nvidia have spent a lot of time and effort into marketing stream computing. GPUs, or parallel processors, are significantly more powerful than their CPU
Yes, Western Digital has now entered the traditional enterprise drive market with its first SAS hard disk drive, the S25. It spins at 10,000 RPM, has a 2.5″ form factor, and has SAS interfaces of 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s. Sequential transfer rate is clocked at 128MB/sec. And the drives have a 1.6 million MTBF estimate to go with
While Nvidia and a few other reporters (most notably, Fudzilla) claim Fermi based products are well on their way, a host of other reporters are now claiming Nvidia is “doing their best” to have a working Fermi demonstration at CES 2010, which is scheduled for 7th to 10th November. Nvidia’s original release date was apparently
Microsoft’s new Data Center in Chicago Cnet has an article on Microsoft’s new data center in Chicago. For those who are curious to know what goes on in a data center and how it looks like inside can check out the article here. Read more…
Kingston has announced its collaboration with Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) to deliver full-length movies on Kingston Flash memory products. These movies will be available to users “as part of a bundle package and for sale”. Paramount has claimed that as more and more movies are watched on portable devices like netbooks and handhelds, it’s only
GELID Tranquillo GELID Solutions has announced the “Tranquillo” CPU Cooler, targeting mainstream users. Measuring 74 x 125 x 153mm and weighing 645g, it comprises of 4 copper heat pipes fused to a copper base and aluminium heatsink. Read more…
MB882SP-1S-2B Icy Dock has unveiled the MB882SP-1S-2B, a user friendly 2.5″ to 3.5″ SATA & SSD HDD converter which allows users to install 2.5” SATA or SSD HDD onto their PC easily. Measuring 145 x 101 x 25mm and weighing 163g, the lightweight plastic converter is able to support transfer speeds of up to 3Gb/sec. Read
We managed to get hold of this pretty interesting casing. On first look, it does resemble some of the common cases, windowed side panel, vents in the front, and a rectangular build. However after trying it out, we’d say that it has more to offer than cases in its category.
According to Digitimes, AMD is making several changes to its CPU schedules, particularly corresponding to the Phenom II line. Phenom II X4 910 and 945 are EOL already. AMD will stop taking orders for a whole raft of CPUs starting Q1 2010. These CPUs will be currently existing steppings of Phenom II X4 925, 965,
Mozilla has announced their Firefox 3.6 BETA, prior to the release of the latest stable version 3.5 in June. The Firefox 3.6 will be a minor upgrade and scheduled to be available by end of the year. You can download the Firefox 3.6 BETA from Mozilla’s website.
Samsung has announced its collaboration with Microsoft to encourage users to use power-efficient PCs – through the use of the new Windows 7 operating system and 40 nanometer (nm) class DDR3 DRAM. Read on for the full story.
NUDT’s Milky Way One China’s National University of Defense Technology has announced the “Milky Way One” supercomputer, the world’s 2nd petaflop supercomputer. Weighing a whopping 155 tons, Milky Way One consists of 103 refrigerator-like cabinets lined up over 1,000 square meters. Read more…
Enermax NAPPA in black Enermax has launched the NAPPA external HDD enclosure series for 2.5” HDD. Measuring 128 x 80 x 14mm, the NAPPA features an inner 1.1mm thick aluminium body encased in 0.8mm thick black or brown PU leather and USB 2.0 for external connectivity. Read more…
Thermaltak Element V Thermaltake has unveiled the Element V tower chassis, adding on to its Element series of gamer-centric performance tower cases. Measuring 532 x 220 x 537mm and weighing 14kg, the Element V features 12 drive bays (five 5.25″, six 3.5″ and one 2.5″), a top-side panel with four USB 2.0, one eSATA and
Remember the mysterious “new” dual-GPU from EVGA/Nvidia? It is here, and there are no surprises. It is a combination of GTX 275 as the “GPU” and a GTS 250 as the PhysX Processor, “PPU”. More next page.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s has been raving with a lot of good feedbacks ever since it was launched a couple of months ago. We managed to get one in our test lab (but unfortunately its not the multi-touch version) to see how good it is to fit the busy road warriors.
Arctic RC Pro Swiss based Arctic Cooling has launched the Arctic RC Pro, its latest RAM cooler for both single and double sided DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM modules. Measuring 126 x 76 x 1.5mm and weighing 74g, the aluminium cooler features long fins extended to 5cm and pre-applied “highly conductive” thermal pads for efficient heat
A forum member on Chinese website PCZilla has leaked some stunning images purpotedly rendered on a Fermi GPU. The images are close enough to photo-realistic and feature raytracing. Lighting and depth of field effects are particularly impressive, as are the facial hair and features. More next page.
AMD’s senior manager of development relations, Richard Huddy, in a talk with Hexus, feels Nvidia is “somewhat abandoning the gaming market”. He did mention the importance of compute applications, and something AMD “put a lot of effort into” as well. However, with recent decisions by Nvidia have proved to be controversial and frustrated both gamers