NEWS

February 12th, 2010, 11:10 AM

Sapphire Gives Radeon HD 5850 a Toxic Makeover

With the 5750, 5770 and 5870 all offered as factory overclocked Vapor-X models, the HD 5850 was likely feeling a bit left out, so Sapphire has given it, its own update. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic is built on a classy blue PCB, featuring an aftermarket cooling solution that does away with the typical [...]

February 12th, 2010, 10:31 AM

Sparkle Announces Calibre X240 Graphics Card

While most of us are looking towards the biggest and  fastest graphics solutions, many tend to pass on budget oriented cards.  Introduced today is the Calibre X240 from Sparkle, and it is not a card to be overlooked. Innovation can come in any format, and what we see in this newest offering by Sparkle is [...]

February 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM

Kingston Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSDs

Kingston  today announced it will ship its second generation SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) on February 15. Targeted for mainstream consumers and small and medium businesses, the new Kingston SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining pricing. Capacities are 30GB, 64GB and 128GB and [...]

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 [...]