NEWS

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 [...]

May 19th, 2010, 2:46 PM

Chipmakers Fined by EU for Price-Fixing

More than 7 years after the dissolution of a DRAM price-fixing cartel, over $400 million USD in fines were handed out to 9 of the 10 members of the cartel. The tenth member of the illegal operation, Micron, escaped without penalty because it was the company that originally blew the whistle in 2002. The nefarious [...]

May 19th, 2010, 1:58 PM

MSI Atom Tablets Spotted at Electronics Event

Two new tablets from MSI that debuted as prototypes during CES, have received updated specs and been confirmed for release at the Digital Consumer Channel event held in the United Arab Emirates. The first is a single-screen 9.7″ model reported to run Windows 7. No specifications are available at this time, but attendees at the [...]

May 19th, 2010, 11:56 AM

MSI Unveils CX620MX, CX420MX Performance Multimedia Notebooks

MSI has announced two new notebooks with its own twist on switchable graphics, utilizing the Core i3/HM55 platform. The CX620MX (15.6″) and CX420MX (14”), the latest additions to MSI’s C series, are equipped with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v discrete graphics cards with DDR3 512MB of display memory and the all-new Intel® Core™ processor for [...]

May 19th, 2010, 11:32 AM

Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 now with DDR3 memory support

Launched in Germany today, this beautiful small form-factor barebones PC may soon trickle to North American markets. Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today announces the introduction of the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus. After the successful market launch of the XPC Barebone SG41J1 [...]