NEWS

May 26th, 2010, 1:12 PM

Aliens vs. Predator DX11 Stand-Alone Benchmark Now Available

New Aliens vs. Predator benchmark gives users the ability to test the mettle of their DX11 hardware with tessellation and advanced shadows without having to purchase the game.  Rebellion, Sega and Twentieth Century FOX have released a detailed, stand-alone DX11 benchmark for the popular Aliens vs. Predator game.  With it, you will be able to [...]

May 25th, 2010, 3:29 PM

Nvidia Introduces GeForce GTX 480m, the World’s Fastest Notebook GPU

DX11 fans now have a choice in the mobile GPU market, as Nvidia has officially released information on their new Fermi mobile GPU, dubbed the GTX 480 Nvidia PR Rep Brian Burke notified HWC earlier today that Nvidia had introduced their new mobile graphics kingpin on the Nvidia blog. States Mr. Burke: “The GeForce GTX [...]

May 25th, 2010, 3:00 PM

OCZ Technology Introduces 400GB and 480GB Capacities for Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD Lineup

Consumers in need of high-capacity, high-performance SSDs are in for a treat; OCZ has them covered. OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, today introduced new high-capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5″ Solid State Drives. The award-winning [...]

May 24th, 2010, 7:46 AM

Seagate Delivers World’s Fastest Hard Drive For Laptop Computers; Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive

Seagate is throwing their hat into the ring in a big way, with the release of a hybrid SSD/HDD. Seagate today announced channel and OEM shipments of the Momentus ® XT drive, the world’s fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus XT [...]

May 21st, 2010, 12:14 PM

Three Mid Tower Chassis Released at Once: Lian Li’s PC-8NWX, PC-7FNWX & PC-60FNWX

Lian Li recently released a barrage of new all-black aluminum cases with side-panel windows. Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. today releases the PC-8NWX, the PC-7FNWX, and the PC-60FNWX mid tower chassis. All three models’ interiors and exteriors are made with all-black, 1.5 millimeter thick, anodized aluminum making them solid but lightweight, and easy to keep cool; not [...]

May 21st, 2010, 10:26 AM

EVGA Produces Non-Reference GTX 470, Promises Better Temps

EVGA has tweaked the reference design slightly, shaving off some metal here and adding some there, in an effort to improve temperatures. The new product, dubbed GTX 470 SuperClocked+, duplicates the clock speeds of the original SuperClocked (625 core/3402 memory), but claims to “lower the operating temperature by as much as 7 degrees Celcius”. EVGA [...]

May 20th, 2010, 9:34 PM

Intel Confirms Shipment of 25nm NAND Flash Chips

Intel recently announced that it has begun to ship 25nm NAND to customers. The new chips, originally announced in February, should lead to decreased prices and increased capacities for next-gen SSDs. Press Release: Intel announced today that Intel-Micron Flash Technologies are in mass production of their breakthrough 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory and Intel is [...]

May 20th, 2010, 8:52 PM

Google, Intel, Logitech and Sony Join Together to Deliver Google TV Platform

Google TV is coming. Utilizing Intel Atom processor technology, Logitech peripherals, Sony TVs, and Google Chrome web browser on the Android OS, this product is set to make a splash in a living room near you. Today at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, leading industry players announced the development of Google TV—an [...]

May 20th, 2010, 3:20 PM

ASUS ROG Xpander enables 4-way SLI on Rampage III Extreme

A bizarre new piece of hardware is reported to be coming from ASUS that will allow ROG fans to break benchmarking records in a whole new way. Originally reported over at Nordic Hardware, this PCI-E “daughter card” is an add-on for the new RIIIE motherboard, which does not come with 4-way SLI support out of [...]

May 20th, 2010, 1:16 PM

Corsair Launches 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB Force Series Solid-State Drives

Corsair is expanding their line-up of Sandforce SF-1200-based SSDs, this time with greater (and smaller) capacities. Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced three additions to its ultra high-speed Force Series™ SSDs. The additions to this product family include the F60, F120, and F240 Force [...]