NEWS

March 8th, 2010, 7:28 PM

The Last Word – Newegg Comes Clean

Finally, a bit of closure. Newegg has opted to show some more transparency in the case surrounding counterfeit Core i7 920 processors recently sold by the retailer. The company has publicly released a statement acknowledging misinformation regarding the units being demo boxes, pinpointing the exact source of the fakes, and clearing D&H Distributing’s good name. [...]

March 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM

Intel Looks to Launch 8-Core Xeon Nehalem-EX

The server market always gets the cool stuff first. Intel is readying to launch its first 8-core processor to combat the already launched AMD 8 and 12 core Opteron units. Named the Nehalem-EX, these octo-core chips are manufactured on the 45nm process, featuring  8 physical cores each support two simultaneous threads through Hyperthreading. It includes [...]

March 8th, 2010, 11:40 AM

Intel Releases Statement Regarding Fake Core i7 920 Processors.

In a story that has made headlines everywhere, Newegg, last week, admitted that a portion of their Intel Core i7 920 inventory was in fact crudely made fakes that were delivered to a few unfortunate buyers. [Read Original Report] The company released a press statement claiming that this was a result of “demo boxes” mistakenly [...]

March 5th, 2010, 2:52 PM

Newegg Ships Counterfeit Intel Core i7 920 CPUs

In an almost surreal tale of events, USA electronics retailer Newegg has discovered a reported 300 counterfeit Intel Core i7 920 CPUs in its inventory, some of which were inadvertently shipped out to buyers! Initial reports of the fakes began yesterday when at least 5 separate incidents, totaling  9 fake processors cropped up on Youtube, [...]

March 5th, 2010, 11:20 AM

NVIDIA 196.75 Driver Recall – Overheating Problems Cause GPU Deaths

NVIDIA is  recalling driver update 196.75 WHQL, released March 2nd, due to a issue causing GPU fans to stop working thereby allowing the card to overheat to the point where they completely burn out. Game producer, Blizzard, first noticed the problem when it began receiving a high number of tech support requests about malfunctioning and [...]

March 5th, 2010, 10:45 AM

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Revealed

With the 890 Chipset fast approaching retail shelves we are seeing more and more the offerings from all of AMD’s board partners. With the 890GX board already seen webwide from Gigabyte, we get to take a look at their higher end offering in the form of the GA-890FXA-UD5. Based solely upon AMD’s 890FX chipset and [...]

March 4th, 2010, 11:28 AM

Corsair Launches Force Series Solid-State Drives

Corsair today announced the Force Series of SSDs, providing outstanding SATA 3 Gb/s performance based on innovative SSD Processor technology from SandForce Inc. By utilizing the state-of-the-art SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor combined with MLC flash memory, the Corsair Force Series of solid-state drives deliver outstanding performance figures of up to 280 MB/sec read and 260 [...]

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 [...]