NEWS

June 5th, 2013, 10:39 PM

What’s on the Mind of AMD’s Matt Skynner?

Matt Skynner is a man with a vision. According to his press bio, he joined AMD with the acquisition of ATI in 2006 and previously was Vice President of Product Management for AMD’s Graphics Products Group. Now, as AMD’s general manager of graphics, he’s the guy managing one of the brands that AMD is best [...]

June 5th, 2013, 8:51 PM

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?

June 5th, 2013, 10:07 AM

Rosewill Shows off new Cases, PSUs, and Keyboards at Computex 2013

Rosewill showed off a number of new cases, PSUs and gaming keyboards at Computex 2013. One of the more interesting products at Rosewill’s booth were its new mechanical keyboards, the RK-9000 series. Featuring dual-backlit LED lights and extraordinarily responsive keys, these keyboards will probably be a must-have device for any gamer in 2013. Here’s part one [...]

June 5th, 2013, 4:15 AM

Fractal Design Announces Two New Cases at Computex 2013

Fractal Design is known as one of the better case manufacturers. The company’s cases are well-built and intuitive, and constantly receive high- praises. Fractal Design announced two cases at Computex this year, the ARC XL and the ARC Mini R2. The ARC XL is a full-sized ATX case with airflow support for monster cards, while the [...]

June 5th, 2013, 3:43 AM

AMD Claims Leadership with New APU Announcements at Computex 2013

AMD announced new versions of its APU series called Richland and gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Kaveri processor at its Computex 2013 keynote Wednesday morning in Taipei. AMD’s APU efforts began in 2011 with the launch of Llano, which was followed up with Trinity’s launch around this time last year. Richland is [...]

June 4th, 2013, 7:41 AM

Taking on ARM Defines Intel’s Announcements at Computex 2013

There once was a time when Intel was in crisis mode. While it could make a damn fine processor that ran circles around its competition in speed tests, growth in that sector is non-existent thanks to the market shifting towards a mobile centric growth structure. If Intel didn’t move with the market, it wouldn’t necessarily [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 1:30 PM

ASUS Brings New 7 and 10 inch Tablets to Computex

Coming off the success of last year’s Nexus 7, ASUS came to Computex 2013 with a strong lineup of 7 and 10 inch tablets.  These are meant to be strong follow-ups to last year’s products while also providing competition for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 which will be available in 8″ and 10.1″ sizes. ASUS [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 10:30 AM

Hardware Canucks Tours Lian Li’s Factory in Taipei

Taiwan’s Lian Li has spent a lot of money ensuring that they can build high-quality cases. While the company’s competition has largely outsourced the manufacturing process to the Mainland, Lian Li manufacturers in an industrial suburb of Taipei. Regardless of the heated competition, Lian Li’s cases are still known as some of the best around [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 9:18 AM

Seagate’s BS Teh: ‘SSD’s Are Not Going to Take Over the World’

Being Seagate hasn’t been easy during the past two years. While the company wasn’t impacted by the floods in Thailand (a center for memory manufacturing) in late 2011, it has been dealt a rough hand during the past two years in the form of widespread mechanical failures in certain drives, a customer backlash over shortened warranties, and scathing [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:31 AM

ASUS Bets Big on Tegra 4 with Transformer Pad Infinity Refresh

For a while it looked as if Tegra 4 was going to be dead on arrival. While NVIDIA put on an impressive performance when it first launched the chip earlier this year, OEMs largely said “no thanks” and most passed on putting the SoC in their gear. Fast forward to Computex in Taipei, and its [...]