NEWS

August 29th, 2012, 11:18 AM

For AMD, the Future is in ‘Surround Computing’

On Wednesday, at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, AMD’s chief technology officer argued with a concentrated passion that the future of computing is in the emerging trend of ‘surround computing’. As Mr. Papermaster explained, ‘surround computing’ is the logical conclusion to the era of ubiquitous data generated by the increasing growth of mobile computing [...]

August 29th, 2012, 9:17 AM

GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

Gigabyte, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable™ 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550 PowIRstages chips from IR. “With the Z77X-UP7 and its 32+3+2 power phase design featuring Ultra Durable 5 technology, we have [...]

August 28th, 2012, 10:38 AM

Maingear Releases Ivy Bridge Powered Solo 21 AIO PC

Boutique PC manufacturer Maingear has certainly up the ante in beauty of design with the release of the Maingear Solo 21 All in One PC. With clean lines and a thin, attractive silhouette the Solo 21 is a testament to beauty in PC industrial design. “The redesigned MAINGEAR Solo 21 is the perfect PC to [...]

August 27th, 2012, 1:18 PM

With Demand Faltering for Optical Media, Sony Ejects from the Drive Business

Owing to the ubiquity of broadband and the prevalence of flash memory for the slouching demand of optical media. While it was once it vogue to purchase PC games from a physical store, and share files via CD-R a shift in technology has moved the former to online delivery services like Steam and the latter [...]

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 [...]