January 31st, 2011, 9:44 AM

Design Flaw In Intel 6 Series Chipset Halts Manufacturing and Recalls Imminent

Update: Further Details on Intel’s Response to the 6 Series Chipset Flaw Intel has discovered a major flaw with its new released Sandy Bridge supporting 6 Series chipset, Cougar Point, which includes desktop P67 and H67 boards. The company announced that the issue was related to the SATA degradation, which has the potential to happen [...]

January 27th, 2011, 12:08 PM

ASRock Leaps to Third Largest Motherboard Vendor

Enthusiasts may fondly remember ASRock for their unique and often innovative motherboard products, such as the iconic “Dual” motherboards that combined PCIe/AGP and DDR/DDR2 slots. Interestingly enough, the company appears to produce enough mainstream units to stake a claim as the third largest branded PC  motherboard supplier of 2010. A report by Digitimes, has ASRock [...]

January 27th, 2011, 11:36 AM

OCZ Announces the Z-Drive R3 PCI-Express SD With Virtualized Controller Architecture

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., announces the latest Z-Drive R3 PCI-Express SSD solution for enterprise and OEM clients. Showcased for the first time at CES 2011, the Z-Drive R3 updates the existing lineup with greater performance, reliability, and design flexibility with a new compact footprint for server applications, and is the first SSD to officially deploy [...]

January 26th, 2011, 12:57 PM

AMD Shows Off Upcoming Radeon HD 6990 Flagship

AMD is setting up to roll out its dual GPU flagship card – as had been tradition for many of its past generations – and the anticipated Radeon HD 6990 smiled for the camera briefly at an AMD press event in Asia yesterday. The card, codenamed “Antilles”, is compromised of two 40nm Cayman GPU’s, likely [...]

January 26th, 2011, 12:04 PM

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.1 Driver Suite

AMD’s first full driver package of the New Year is released, the AMD Catalyst 11.1 WHQL drivers. Not much to say really, two specific game performance improvements, and a good number of bug fixes for all the various operating systems. Download (Hosted By AMD) AMD Catalyst 11.1 Release Notes AMD Catalyst 11.1 Application Profiles AMD [...]

January 26th, 2011, 11:55 AM

Cooler Master Launches Two New Elite Series Chassis

Cooler Master Announces Elite 371 Value Gaming Case The two words budget and case rarely come true when put together, but Cooler Master has mastered this by designing affordable chassis without compromising on quality. The new Elite 371 builds upon Cooler Master expertise and delivers high-end features in the affordable market space. Cooler Master believes [...]

January 25th, 2011, 11:58 AM

MSI Introduces AMD E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI today officially announces the first mainboard Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) powered platform, the MSI E350IA-E45. Powered by an E350 APU with 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and DirectX 11 Radeon HD6310 graphics, the E350IA-E45 offers all the features you could expect in the ultimate Home Entertainment Platform: excellent Thermal Design and stability thanks to Japanese [...]

January 25th, 2011, 11:17 AM

AMD Rolls Back Prices on Radeon Graphics Cards

In a bid to take some of the wind out of NVIDIA’s launch of the GTX 560 Ti graphics card released today, AMD has announced a new price list for their graphics card in the same sub $300 market. With the GTX 560 Ti launching at approximate $250, the card fills the gap between the [...]

January 20th, 2011, 1:48 PM

POWERCOLOR Announces Dual Mode Graphics Setting For New HD 6950 Series

The PCS++ HD6950 allows unlocking of shaders allowing extra performance TUL Corporation, the parent company of PowerColor, is announcing a dual mode setting design in the HD6950 series: the PowerColor PCS++ HD6950. The PowerColor PCS++ HD6950 features a dual BIOS setting, allowing a bump in performance with factory overclocking to at 880MHz core speed and [...]

January 20th, 2011, 11:21 AM

Fractal Design Announces Brand and New Product Launch for the US Market

Fractal Design, has kicked off the launch of the Fractal brand and products in the United States at CES 2011.  This Swedish based company has won multiple awards for its brilliantly designed premium cases for desktop PCs. For more details on Fractals upcoming case series, you can see the Hardware Canucks CES 2011 coverage. Fractal [...]