NEWS

July 23rd, 2009, 11:30 AM

Microsoft Windows 7 Officially Hits RTM

Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 worldwide general launches. Windows [...]

July 23rd, 2009, 10:56 AM

ATI Catalyst 9.7 WHQL Drivers Released

Only so much you can say about monthly driver updates. ATI unleashed the 9.7′s yesterday which are the first official unified Windows 7/Vista WHQL certified drivers for  Windows 7 RTM. Some highlights of the release notes:  Crysis – performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on HD4800 series products  Lost Planet Colonies [...]

July 22nd, 2009, 11:46 AM

NZXT Announces m59 Gamer’s Chassis

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the M59 gaming chassis. M59 delivers optimal airflow with 5 powerful fans with the option to station two fans on the top(side 120mm LED fan and rear 120mm exhaust included), side intake for GPU cooling, a mesh front panel and [...]

July 22nd, 2009, 11:36 AM

Corsair Re-launches Dominator GT Ultra-Performance DRAM Modules

Corsair today re-introduced the popular Dominator GT line of memory modules. These modules had been removed from the market due to unacceptable failure levels of the Elpida “Hyper” components with which the modules are constructed.   “The issue with the Hyper RAMs was discovered with the help of the enthusiast community, and we worked closely [...]

July 21st, 2009, 1:08 PM

Intel Set to Cut Prices on Desktop Processors

Intel updated their pricing list late Sunday in accordance with earlier rumours  of pricing cuts to desktop CPUs slated for July 20th 2009. This change seems to be strategically planned, given AMD’s announcement of its quarterly results being expected later today (Tuesday July 21st 2009).   The cuts are aimed primarily at the 45nm  Core 2 [...]

July 21st, 2009, 12:26 PM

Intel Delivers Industry’s First 34nm NAND Flash SSD; Advancement Lowers Prices by Up to 60 Percent

Intel Corporation is moving to a more advanced, 34- nanometer (nm) manufacturing process for its leading NAND flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products, which are an alternative to a computer’s hard drive. The move to 34nm will help lower prices of the SSDs up to 60 percent for PC and laptop makers and consumers who [...]

July 21st, 2009, 12:20 PM

Mushkin Looks to Produce ATI Graphics Cards

A few weeks ago, word hit the wire that Mushkin was prepping to release NVIDIA based graphics cards. Well as it turns out, the company plans to dip into both ends of the pool and appears to be scheduling to also debut ATI based GPUs. While full details are not available, the company did allude [...]

July 21st, 2009, 11:43 AM

NVIDIA GeForce Forceware 190.38 WHQL Drivers Released

A bit of a late start to the news, hopefully all is forgiven – we were caught up giving away prizes with our Tech Trivia contest .  Now with the shameless plug out of the way – This morning also heralds another prize of sort for the NVIDIA population. The 190.38 that could be found [...]

July 20th, 2009, 1:19 PM

AMD Preparing AM3 Sempron Processors

AMD is setting up to launch its first set of Sempron processors for the recently released AM3 socket. The new CPUs will embrace the move to DDR3 and are targeted for the budget market and media centre systems. The chips are single-core units codenamed “Sagras” and based off the cores in the Athlon II X2 [...]

July 20th, 2009, 12:31 PM

Kingston Releases DataTraveler 300 256GB USB Drive

Kingston Technology today announced the launch of the world’s first 256GB USB flash drive, the Kingston Technology DataTraveler® 300. The Kingston DataTraveler 300, allows users to carry around a whole digital world, from thousands of image files to a whole database of documents. Users will also benefit from quick transfer rates and the option to [...]