NEWS

August 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM

Asus Maximus III Gene – P55 for the mATX Crowd

The big launch is almost upon us and motherboard manufacturers have been rolling out P55 based boards on a daily basis, many of which we will be previewing here at Hardware Canucks over the coming weeks. Asus has an already impressive lineup of P55 chipset offerings ready for the Core i5 launch, and it looks [...]

August 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM

Intel to Scrap Braidwood Technology From P57 Series.

It was reported a month ago, that consumers would be able to look forward to a revolutionary new technology by Intel, that could improve system performance with with the addition of a simple NVRam chip onto the motherboard; the technology was codenamed “Braidwood”. Initially it was thought to be making its debut on the upcoming [...]

August 19th, 2009, 10:00 AM

EVGA Precision v1.8.0 Update

EVGA has released an update to their popular graphics card tuning software, Precision, bringing it to version 1.8.0. The new version features more customization regarding the look and feel of the software, with unique skins aimed at reducing the resources required to run the software; handy for those wanting to maximize system performance during benching [...]

August 18th, 2009, 10:14 AM

ASRock P55 Bundles SATA III Card with Motherboard

ASRock is notorious for their often unique and quite brilliant additions to the motherboard marketplace; producing products that may have a limited consumer base, but are a godsend to those who need them. While SATA III technology was officially released for full implementation earlier this year, few motherboard manufacturer’s have yet to adopt it. The [...]

August 18th, 2009, 9:47 AM

Noctua Offers Free LGA1156 Bracket to Customers

Noctua today announced the impending availability of its new NM-I3 SecuFirm2™ mounting kit that adds support for Intel’s upcoming LGA1156 based Core i5 and Core i7 “Lynnfield” CPUs. Compatible with all Noctua CPU coolers since 2005, the new SecuFirm2™ kit will be supplied to Noctua users free of charge after uploading a proof of purchase [...]

August 18th, 2009, 9:43 AM

ATI Officially Releases Catalyst 9.8 Drivers

While final versions of the drivers were linked on the Catalysts Crew blog late last Friday, we held off posting the announcement until it was officially confirmed by AMD/ATI directly, and the release notes were publicly available. Today is that day, and the 9.8 brings quite a few changes to the table, most notably the [...]

August 17th, 2009, 11:41 AM

Asus Soon to Release NVIDIA ION Motherboard

While NVIDIA’s ION platform has been raved as the next big thing since the release of the Intel Atom processor, it has been rather slow to receive support from manufacturer’s; with only a handful of relatively unknown companies producing ION solutions. Asus however, is ready to step in the ring with the AT3N7A-I which has [...]

August 17th, 2009, 9:50 AM

Mushkin Rumoured to Release New Copperhead Heatspreader with Memory

A short little tidbit has hit the web about new Mushkin heatspreaders, still in the rumour stage as the companies press announcement is likely months away, if we even get to see it in North America (Mushkin is notorious for releasing many products only in the European markets). Reports from a German website, Lab501, have [...]

August 14th, 2009, 11:35 AM

Corsair Gearing up for LGA-1156 Launch with New Dual Channel DDR3

With most of the DDR3 segment being populated by triple dimm kits in homage to Intel’s Core i7 triple channel utilization, dual kits have seemingly been forgotten. Intel however, is going back to the typical 4 DIMM slots with the release of its P55 chipset and LGA-1156 socket in early September. Consequently it is expected [...]

August 14th, 2009, 11:17 AM

Lenovo Recalls Batteries in Thinkpad Notebooks

For those using Thinkpad notebooks, take note, Lenovo is currently recalling and offering replacements for batteries of the following models that report “Irreparable damage” or “Battery cannot be charged” messages. Apperently the number of units experiencing this problem is far higher than normal, but has not been known to cause damage to the notebooks aside [...]