NEWS

October 19th, 2012, 10:56 AM

SuperMicro Brings Overclocking to Dual Socket Xeon Motherboards

After being confined to desktop systems, overclocking makes its way into the server / workstation market with SuperMicro’s Socket 2011 X9DAX-iF.  Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop systems but support for higher than stock frequencies has been largely missing from dual socket boards.  Granted, EVGA’s [...]

October 19th, 2012, 8:00 AM

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned

AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.   One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, regardless of the market’s troubling waters.  While many (including Intel and NVIDIA) [...]

October 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM

New Ooma Accessories Announced: HD2 Handset & Linx

Ooma is one of the most popular online telephone service providers and they’re now announcing a pair of handy accessories for their service:  the HD2 hand Linx adaptor.   The Ooma phone service uses a straightforward VOIP setup with a number of interesting twists.  First and foremost, users can use their own landline phone which cuts [...]

October 17th, 2012, 10:22 AM

ASRock Releases Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

ASRock’s surge into the mindset of enthusiasts continues with the introduction of their latest creation:  the Z77 Extreme11.  This is a motherboard that caters to overclockers and high end gamers by boasting a long list of features from eight SATA 6Gbps ports to triple SLI and quad Crossfire.  Below is their full press release along [...]

October 16th, 2012, 11:35 AM

Microsoft Announces Surface RT Prices: Starts at $499, Pre Orders Underway

According to Microsoft, their upcoming Surface with Windows RT tablet will be priced at $499 but won’t come with the associated Touch Cover.  If you want the iconic cover, be prepared to fork over another $100.  The buzz surround Microsoft’s Surface tablets has built to a fever pitch as the release of Windows 8 inches closer.  [...]

October 15th, 2012, 11:32 PM

AMD Preparing for Another Round of Layoffs?

AMD could be preparing to lay off up to 30 percent of its workforce after warning investors late last week of a massive sales and earnings miss. AMD has been urgently trying to better its financial affairs this year, but stagnant sales of its Bulldozer and APU lines have been hampering its progress. While AMD [...]

October 15th, 2012, 10:51 AM

Amid Investigations and Investor Angst, OCZ’s Stock Plummets

SSD manufacturer OCZ has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late, and the situation is getting substantially worse with allegations of securities fraud and numerous investigations. At the beginning of 2012, OCZ Technologies’ outlook was rosy.  Its stock was on an upswing (it hit a peak of $9.41, valuing the company at over $600 million), [...]

October 3rd, 2012, 1:08 PM

GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology. “A number of new features and technologies [...]

October 2nd, 2012, 12:19 PM

Steam Releases First Non-Game Software Titles

Valve today moved only offering game titles on Steam with the launch of Steam’s first non-game titles. The Software titles now available via Steam are: ArtRage Studio Pro CameraBag 2 GameMaker: Studio 3D-Coat 3DMark Vantage 3DMark 11 Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, [...]

October 1st, 2012, 10:37 PM

Desktop ‘Trinity’ Becomes a Reality With 2nd Gen. AMD A-Series APU Launch

AMD’s long awaited desktop edition of the ‘Trinity’ APU finally became a reality today when the company launched its second generation A-series APU into retail and distribution channels. “The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theatre PC with leading performance for the dollar,” said Leslie Sobon, [...]