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June 6th, 2012, 12:54 AM

MSI at Computex 2012

Computex 2012 is in full swing this week, and as expected MSI has a pretty significant showing. Check out these photos from their booths at the show.  

June 5th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Gigabyte Hypes Ultrabooks with GeForce GPUs

Most P.C gamers who want to game on the go expect to lug around a desktop replacement laptop: unwieldy mammoths that have power similar to a desktop. NVIDIA and Gigabyte have a solution to ameliorate this problem:  putting the GeForce GT 600M GPUs into Gigabyte’s latest Ivy Bridge powered Ultrabooks. Gigabyte first showed off some [...]

June 5th, 2012, 11:51 AM

Corsair Says Their PSU is World’s Most Advanced

A subpar power supply can be the Achilles heel of any P.C: even the most mighty machine can be brought to its knees with stability issues, or worse, components can fry from voltage irregularities. Such as there is a market for high end, enthusiast grade, components like motherboards, RAM, and videocards, there is a market [...]

June 5th, 2012, 10:45 AM

Corsair Releases ‘Dominator’ Platinum DDR3 Memory

Corsair, announced Monday the ‘Dominator’ Platinum range of DDR3 memory kits, a follow up to its original ‘Dominator’ memory kits launched in 2006 to coincide with the release of the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad chips from Intel. The new Dominator Platinum will be available in dual and quad-channel kits with 8GB, 16GB, [...]

June 5th, 2012, 12:01 AM

NVIDIA Launches Kepler Based GPU For Laptops

NVIDIA announced late Monday that it was brining Kepler to mobile platforms with the launch of the GeForce GTX 680M. Geared towards desktop replacement notebooks, and their thin and light ultrabook cousins, the GeForce GTX 680M appears to have nearly the equivalent power to the desktop GTX 670 — 1,344 graphics cores with a 256-bit [...]

June 4th, 2012, 12:26 PM

ASUS Shows Off First Windows RT Device

ASUS unveiled the first tablet running Windows RT (Windows on ARM) at their pre-Computex news conference on Monday afternoon. ASUS’ new tablet – called the ASUS Tablet 600 – is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and comes equipped with a 10-inch display. According to press materials that are currently available, the tablet will [...]

June 4th, 2012, 9:55 AM

We’re Back Online

After a long interruption, Hardware Canucks is back online. Computex starts this week, and Hardware Canucks will have wall-to-wall coverage of the event. When Computex wraps, Hardware Canucks will continue to have brash, daring, and opinionated coverage of all things technology. We thank you again for your continued readership, and apologize for the interruption of [...]

May 21st, 2012, 9:15 AM

GTC 2012: The Celebration of the GPU

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, held last week in the lovely city of San Jose, is remarkably different from the company’s other events. This conference is not aimed at promoting the next big thing in consumer electronics, or a celebration of gaming – as was October’s GeForce LAN –, but rather a preview of the possible [...]

May 21st, 2012, 8:59 AM

Life on Cloud Kepler: Why GPUs Are Going to Make Computing Heterogenic

For Jen-Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, his company shouldn’t be constrained to building progressively faster GPUs for progressively better looking videogames. With great GPU computing power comes great possibilities; a hyper-efficient transistor packed chip shouldn’t be constrained to making games look better through more dynamic shaders and more complex [...]

May 18th, 2012, 12:03 AM

Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in environmentally irresponsible ways, such as in China, or [...]