NEWS

March 4th, 2010, 10:41 AM

Scythe Susano – It Really Cannot Get Any Bigger Than This

Just when you thought you had seen it all in terms of CPU cooling, someone breaks the mold and builds something totally new. Enter the Scythe Susano, and start praying your case and components can fit it. Being a prototype design we do not know at this time if the Susano will ever see the [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 3:59 PM

G-Skill Shows Off Phoenix SSD with Sandforce Controller

At CeBIT, G.Skill is showing off its latest creation, the Phoenix SSD, in partnership with Sandforce. G.Skill’s Phoenix SSD series utilizes the SandForce SF-12xx series controller, which has been touted to revolutionize SSD read/write performance and stability. You have to really squint to make out the numbers, but these preliminary benchmark tests show speeds of  [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 12:06 PM

Fractal Design Define R2 Case Coming to North America – Exclusive Launch Details!

Hardware Canucks has managed to obtain some exclusive information about an upcoming North American launch of the Fractal Design Define R2 Chassis. Fractal Design, a Swedish case manufacturer, was a  relatively unknown company until recently when their Define R2 chassis began to make headlines with its classy exterior, well researched design and exceptional noise dampening [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:30 AM

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Series Motherboard Featuring Core Unlocker

ASUS today launched the M4A89GTD PRO Series motherboard that delivers added core processing power by enabling the instant unlocking of latent AMD CPUs. Incorporating the latest AMD 890GX chipset with an advanced AMD graphics core, the M4A89GTD PRO Series also supports both ATI CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX technologies. Combined with advanced rendering from the DX10.1 [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:23 AM

Western Digital Shipping SiliconDrive N1x SSDs

WD today announced that the company is shipping its new high performance WD SiliconDrive N1x 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) family. The new SSDs feature fast read/write speeds in high capacities and are designed for embedded system OEM applications that require superior performance, high reliability and long product life. The single-level cell (SLC) -based WD [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:14 AM

XFX Launching Radeon HD 5970 4GB Black Edition Eyefinity6

XFX is joining the foray with Sapphire and Asus, preparing to launch a limited edition 4GB Radeon HD 5970 of its own. Like the others, XFX is basing the design around two true 5870 GPU’s , unleashing the full 3,200 shaders, 850MHz core and 4,800MHz memory clock speeds. It also doubles up the memory with [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:05 AM

Mushkin Introduces ‘Ridgeback’ Memory Modules

Mushkin Enhanced looks to be changing their traditional ‘Frostbyte’ cooling solution to something more efficient. Announced today is a new lineup of DDR3 and even a DDR2 kit featuring the new ‘Ridgeback’ cooling design.  Ridgeback will be offered as it stands in 4 kits to start, and will be both AM3 and Intel Core i5 [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:01 AM

Patriot Displays Fastest System on the Planet

At CeBIT this week, the lads at TechPowerUp have spotted what Patriot claims is the fastest system on the planet. At its core the system is operating on  a SuperMicro X8DTH-6F-O motherboard with dual Xeon X5550s and a modest 48GB of ECC DDR3-1333 memory (PS34G13ER-E). Harnessing the power of 40 256GB Patriot TorqX SSDs strung [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 10:47 AM

ASUS ARES ROG Card Spotted

For many people who saw the concept drawing of the ASUS ARES, they felt the card would never actually turn out to be designed that way. Pictured in this article is that same HD5970 ARES spotted, being benched no less. It is nice to see since that news release that it will indeed feature the [...]

March 2nd, 2010, 12:33 PM

NVIDIA Releases 196.75 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA has launched its WHQL certified 196.75 drivers which add the usual bug fixes, as well support for the new GeForce 300 series (low end OEM models – not Fermi), ION 2 GPU, and update software such as PhysX to 9.10.0129 and HD Audio drivers. The driver also makes some notable changes to many gaming [...]