NEWS

February 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM

Western Digital Has Released Its First Consumer 6GB/s Drive

With the advent of SATA6 and motherboard manufacturers offering their latest and greatest for this technology it was only a matter of time. Western Digital has released their WD Black 1TB drive incorporating this technology. The 3.5 inch drive bears some similarities to its former kin , and like all Black drives speed is set [...]

February 11th, 2010, 10:50 AM

ASUS Radeon HD5870 Matrix – 2GB of Glory ROG Style

ASUS has really banked heavily on their ROG (Republic of Gamers) lineup to inspire performance among enthusiasts. Contiuning in this pedigree of performance is the HD5870 Matrix. Pretenders, please step aside. Details of this upcoming monster are sketchy at best, however although it is based upon the HD 5870 platform its internals have all been [...]

February 10th, 2010, 12:12 PM

Mushkin Adds DDR3 1600 MHz Memory Kits to Redline Lineup

Mushkin has rolled out two new DDR3 Redline products in both dual and triple channel flavours. The new SKU’s are both PC3-12800 spec, 1600MHZ DDR3 with timings of 6-8-6-24 that operate at 1.65V. The feature the bright red Mushkin Frosbyte headspreaders. The DIMM’s come in a 2x2GB kit (996805) for $174.99 CAD and 3x2GB (998805) [...]

February 10th, 2010, 12:00 PM

NVIDIA Optimus Technology Delivers Perfect Balance Of Notebook Performance And Battery Life

NVIDIA Corp., today announced NVIDIA Optimus technology, a breakthrough for notebook PCs that chooses the best graphics processor for running a given application and automatically routes the workload to either an NVIDIA discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics – delivering great performance while also providing great battery life. “Consumers no longer have to choose whether [...]

February 10th, 2010, 11:37 AM

AMD to Receive Grant From Ontario Government

AMD in an interesting announcement today is slated to receive over the next Five years 56.4million dollars from the Canadian Government. Under Ontario’s ‘Next Generation Job Fund’ AMD Canada will receive this grant to push forward in their Markham facility to facilitate and engineer AMD’s next generation Fusion. In turn as part of AMD’s commitment [...]

February 9th, 2010, 12:47 PM

EA Game Release Schedule for 2010

In a third quarter financial summary report, which normally would be fairly drab, EA has given a sneak peak at a preliminary timeline for its gaming titles of 2010 (open to change). The list came along with a press release and investor conference call yesterday, and amongst the usual earnings reports was this tasty morsel. [...]

February 9th, 2010, 11:52 AM

Gigabyte Shows HD 5870 1GB Super Overclock

Gigabyte extends their Super Overclock series with a card that is sure to blow your socks clean off. When it comes to pre-overclocked graphics cards, Gigabyte isn’t usually the first manufacturer that jumps to mind but they have been working hard to bring some excitement to enthusiasts.  ASUS has their TOP, Matrix and Ultimate series [...]

February 9th, 2010, 11:10 AM

Silverstone Showcases Precision PS03 Mid Tower Chassis

Silverstone has launched the Precision PS03, a simple mid tower that offers superior airflow and simple design in a cost effective package. The chassis has a modest appearance, featuring black interior and steel construction with a mesh front panel for airflow. The case measures 200 mm(w)x 472mm(h) x 471mm(d) and while small in stature, can [...]

February 9th, 2010, 10:42 AM

ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Brings a Big Visual Experience to Small Form Factor PCs

AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card, perfect for end-users seeking an energy efficient, low-profile DirectX 11 card for small form factor PCs. The ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card joins the award-winning line of AMD graphics that fully support DirectX 11, as well as ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream [...]

February 9th, 2010, 10:39 AM

TDK Plans Its Route to 3TB Drives and Beyond

TDK has begun mapping the road to ever increasing amounts of Storage. Today we get a look at what the future may hold for the average HDD consumer. With the highest single platter capacity fixed at 500GB it seemed almost a dead end for HDD to go. However TDK Corporation has reworked a lot when [...]