NEWS

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 – [...]

February 26th, 2010, 10:44 AM

Time to Bid Farewell to Windows XP SP2

Long since being lauded both the best and the worst operating system available, XP has none-the-less stood the test of time throughout these years. Alas all good things must come to an end, although reputed to be the saviour of operating systems throughout the tough Vista years XP’s service life will be coming to a [...]

February 26th, 2010, 10:31 AM

Shuttle Barebone XS35 Mini-PC Announced

Shuttle, a leading manufacturer of compact and small for factor (SFF) solutions announces today its latest barebone. The XS35 Mini-PC. At the heart of this seemingly small and compact unit is an Intel Atom D510 Dual Core Processor that runs at a nominal 1.66GHz. Based on the NM10 Express Chipset the XS35 takes power savings [...]

February 25th, 2010, 10:59 AM

ASUS HD 5970 ARES – ROG at its Finest

The ROG Series from ASUS has always inspired dreamers and enthusiasts alike. Living up to the expectations we are greeted with a new monster. Enter the ASUS 5970 ARES. Built upon Twin Cypress Cores from the HD5870 series the ARES is designed to impress even at a glance. On board memory will be an astonishing [...]

February 25th, 2010, 10:43 AM

Gigabyte is First in With Their 890GX Motherboard

With the upcoming Phenom II X6 Processors it was only a matter of time before all the speculation ended and new boards started appearing on store shelves. Gigabyte looks to be the first with their entry level GA-890GPA-UD3H. Based on AMD’s 890GX and SB850, these new boards will feature full support for the next generation [...]

February 23rd, 2010, 12:12 PM

ATI Radeon HD 5830 Specs and Cards Leaked

The secret is out days before the rumoured launch; the long awaited gap filler, the Radeon HD 5830, has had its specs leaked. Chinese website IT168, dug up some official ATI product slides to spill the secret about this anticipated mid-range gaming card based on the 40nm Cypress core of ATI’s lead products. (See Slides [...]

February 22nd, 2010, 7:10 PM

NVIDIA Clarifies Official GTX 480 and GTX 470 Launch Date

NVIDIA has set an official launch date for its next generation GTX 480 and GTX 470 Fermi graphics cards; March 26th, 2010! As a bit of an update to an earlier story which reported NVIDIA asking its followers to wait until PAX 2010 to receive more details on the next gen hardware, it would appear [...]

February 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM

Seagate Shipping 2TB 6Gb/s Constellation ES Drive

Seagate is now shipping its 3.5-inch Constellation ES drive, the industry’s first 2TB enterprise-class drives featuring 6Gb SAS, to customers worldwide. Designed specifically for multi-drive nearline storage environments, the Constellation ES drive has been qualified by leading enterprise OEMs and system builders who demand storage solutions of the highest capacities with increased power efficiency, enterprise-class [...]