NEWS

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 [...]

March 2nd, 2010, 12:15 PM

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4GB OC – A Graphics Monster

With the launch of NVIDIA’s GF100 series cards drawing near, ATI really doesn’t have anything to quell the hype of the release, or do they? At CeBIT this morning, HEXUS.net managed to catch a quick glimpse of a graphics monstrosity by Sapphire, a 4GB 5970 OC.  The card features more than just doubled ram however; [...]

March 2nd, 2010, 11:57 AM

Corsair Launches Air Series A70 and A50 CPU Coolers

Corsair, announces the Cooling Air Series A70 and A50 high-performance CPU coolers. The Corsair Cooling Air Series A70 has been designed to offer exceptional cooling performance for enthusiasts who demand state-of-the-art CPU temperature management. The Air Series A70 is a great choice for enthusiasts looking to squeeze every last megahertz of performance out of their [...]

March 1st, 2010, 12:33 PM

AMD 890GX Chipset Motherboards Launched

This morning the press box was full of manufacturer’s announcing the launch of AMD’s 890GX chipset, available on boards of all shapes and sizes currently being debuted at CeBIT. Hardware Canucks has compiled all of the manufacturer’s product offerings in one simple news post for your convenience. Use the page links below to get to [...]

March 1st, 2010, 12:20 PM

Team Group Xtreem-S1 Powered by Sandforce

Fast, stable and lightweight, the solid state disk (SSD) has successfully replaced conventional mechanical hard drives to become the product with the most potential in 2010. After the great market success of the Xtreem-G1 SSD last year, Team Group Inc has launched technological cooperation with the US-based SSD pioneer Sandforce to introduce the faster and [...]

February 26th, 2010, 12:15 PM

Crucial Shipping C300 6Gbps RealSSD

Crucial is finally shipping its C300 RealSSD that boasts incredible speeds with its SATA 6 Gbps interface. The drives announced earlier this year feature a Marvell controller and MLC (multi-level cell) NAND memory preforming at a blistering 335MB/s read and 215MB/s write speeds. Both  128GB and 256GB models are available at the “bargain” price of [...]

February 26th, 2010, 11:36 AM

Windows 7 Release Candidate Expiring March 1st 2010

While Windows 7 has been publicly available since October 2009, many users began demoing the operating system when it was still a release candidate in early 2009. Unfortunately the time has come for the RC to call it quits, and beginning Monday, March 1st 2010 those still using the RC – including this writer – [...]