NEWS

August 27th, 2012, 12:18 PM

AMD Introduces Entry-Level FX 4130 Processor

AMD has spent the day on the low-price offensive: in addition to introducing an aggressive set of price cuts, the chipmaker has introduced the AMD FX-4100 — a new entry level chip geared towards low end systems. “The AMD  FX-4130 processor, for enthusiasts who like their graphics (GPU) interchangeable and upgradeable, is a 4-core CPU [...]

August 27th, 2012, 11:02 AM

After GPU Price Cuts, AMD Makes Chip Price Cuts

Following its price cuts for Radeon GPUs, AMD has cut prices across the board for its A-series, FX series, and Phenom II processors. In AMD’s A6 line, the notable price cuts were the A6-3670K, which saw 20% being knocked-off its price and the A6-3650 which got a 19% cut going from $95 to $77. For [...]

August 27th, 2012, 10:15 AM

Kingston Announces SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives. The new Kingston E100 SSD [...]

August 24th, 2012, 4:00 PM

Apple v. Samsung Ends With Crushing Defeat for Samsung

The biggest technology trial since United States v. Microsoft concluded Friday, with a California jury awarding Apple $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung. The nine person jury found that Samsung had infringed on all of Apple’s patents in question, with the exception of the one regarding the trade dress of the iPad. The jury also [...]

August 24th, 2012, 10:48 AM

GIGABYTE Announces ‘Classic Challenge’ Winner

Gigabyte, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winner of the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge, the latest overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org. Greek overclocker Aristidis walks away with three Ultra Durable™ 5 motherboards by coming top in both competition stages, thus qualifying for our special bonus prize. Overclockers were asked to compete [...]

August 24th, 2012, 10:22 AM

Hardware Canucks’ Sources Vindicated, PowerColor Releases Dual-GPU 7990

As Hardware Canucks’ sources correctly said earlier this week, PowerColor today launched the dual-Tahiti XT GPU sporting Devil 13 HD7990. These dual-Tahiti XT GPUs are clocked at 925MHz and the 6GB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1,375MHz. Flipping the dual-BIOS switch brings the beast to 1 GHz. The Devil 13 has 10 heatpipes and 3 [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 3:16 PM

HP Posts Mega-Loss, Plots Long Recovery

The takeaway from HP’s quarterly posting of a mega-loss of $8.9 billion is that the company is “still in a turnaround”, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Ms. Whitman, the company’s sixth CEO in seven years, told investors and analysts on a conference call, “During the quarter we took important steps to focus on strategic priorities, [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 1:00 PM

Is Samsung Not Making the Screen for the Next iPhone?

According to sources that have spoken to Reuters and Bloomberg, LG has begun the production of a new thin LCD screen with touch screen sensors that may be the display for the new iPhone. “We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM

ASRock Releases Z77 OC Motherboard, GELID Solutions Rolls Out Cooler Solution

Two interesting announcements came down the wire earlier this week: ASRock released an OC-oriented motherboard designed by OC master Nick Shih, and Gelid Solutions released a thermal paste for said motherboard also designed by Mr. Shih. Here’s ASRock’s announcing press release: Global top3 motherboard manufacturer, ASRock Inc., today excited to release its first OC-oriented mobo [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 10:59 AM

Microsoft Unveils New Logo

For the first time in a quarter-century, Microsoft has a new logo. With Windows 8 launching in just over two months, Microsoft has decided to rework its logo to remove the wavy edges in favour of straight lines and add a simple 4-colour tile that channels the look of the user interface formerly known as [...]