Antec has new power supplies and cases on the way

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2008 - 05:01 PM |
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Antec was also on hand at CES to show their upcoming line of chassis and power supplies for 2008. 


Holy mother of glass

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2008 - 11:48 AM |
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Instead of getting all excited about a wafer at the Intel booth, look at this picture from the Sharp display.  According to MAKE:Blog, monitors are made in a similar fashion to CPUs, with a substrate of panels all coated at the same time and then separated after.  A two by four substrate of eight 57" displays is really impressive to see.

Source: MAKE: Blog

EVGA's 2 Slot 8800 GT

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 9, 2008 - 02:10 PM |
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While the 8800 GT has been widely lauded for being an amazingly fast product for a very attractive price, complaints about the heat it creates as well as how loud the fan can spool up has spawned a 3rd party cooling market to address those needs.  EVGA is now showing a dual slot cooling solution on the 8800 GT that should address this burgeoning market.  They also up the core clock on the 8800 GT to a nice and even 700+ MHz to boot.


Not the only game in town

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 9, 2008 - 11:43 AM |
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If CES has you going into gadget overload, with too many new things to see, the melange of PC and other electronics too much for you?  Follow Think Computers over to the Digital Experience, an event that occurred Sunday, in the humble little venue called Caesar's Palace.  The displays there are smaller and sparser, as the event focuses solely on the PC world.  You can see Lenovo's new IdeaPad F11, some snazzy systems from Alienware as well as speakers, monitors , mice and more.

EVGA shows innovative display, video and motherboard

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 10:30 PM |
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After stopping by the EVGA booth today, I came away very impressed with how the company is choosing to innovate rather than duplicate. 


Intel Skulltrail at 4 GHz

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 05:55 PM |
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Intel is showing off their Skulltrail setups in both air cooled and water cooled configurations.  The big news is that these systems are shown running at 4 GHz.  Too bad Ryan didn't bring along his Kill-a-watt to see how much power they were sucking up.

Yes Virginia... there is a 1337 Case Modder.  Would you like some rhinestones with that?

AMD Shows of the Mobile Goods at CES

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 05:25 PM |
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The next stop along Ryan's tortuous way through CES brought him to AMD's doorstep.  He was able to snap off some pics though he was still reeling from the rowdy evening at "Little Budda's" filled with alcohol and sushi.

Here are a few MXM modules sporting the latest Radeon mobile parts.

Thermaltake at CES

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 05:10 PM |
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Our own intrepid Ryan is braving the wilds of Las Vegas to get the latest and greatest news from CES.  He had the chance to stop by and chat with the nice Thermaltake folks, and he was able to send a few snapshots of what he has found.

Here we have some new SATA hot swappable docking stations.  It is nice as it handles both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives.

Good morning CES

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 12:15 PM |
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Day 2 of CES 2008 has started off, and some sites are catching up on yesterdays news, while others are already trying to get the new finds from today up and published.  Legit Reviews started off their Tuesday at Foxconn's table looking at an extended ATX motherboard with the codename F1 or Transformer.   The most arresting feature of this board is the four ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT all hooked up in Crossfire, and thanks to the larger form factor, the cards are spaced apart nicely.  Take a look!

ASUS' table

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 7, 2008 - 05:48 PM |
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Over at the ASUS table you can see a scratch 20" proof monitor, apparently Ryan talked them into hitting it with a storage box several times, and it suffered no ill effect.  There is also an pre-built HTPC with a built in amplifier as well as a shot of the digital Xonar D2X.


Source: ASUS

ASUS Dazzles Las Vegas with Exciting New Products

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 7, 2008 - 01:19 PM |
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 7, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today announced its plan to unveil a rich assortment of new products at this year's CES. Taking center stage is the new Nova P22 mini desktop PC that delivers whisper-quiet operations (25dB) with unprecedented 802.11n + Bluetooth connectivity and multimedia playback capabilities. Joining the award-winning LCD product line is the upcoming 24” MK241H.

Source: ASUS

Psst ... wanna hear what happened in Vegas?

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 7, 2008 - 12:12 PM |
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CES 2008 is here, and every reviewer worth their salt is in Los Vegas snapping shots and blogging specs.

AMD Puts Customer at Center of Chip Manufacturing in ISMI Opening Keynote Address

Subject: Shows and Expos | October 24, 2007 - 11:34 AM |
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AUSTIN, Texas - October 24, 2007 - AMD will present the morning keynote at the 4th International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) Symposium emphasizing the need for a smarter, industry-wide approach to semiconductor development, production and delivery that better meets customer needs.

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ABIT EXCITED ABOUT PARTICIPATION IN NEW E FOR ALL SHOW TO PROMOTE FATAL1TY BRAND PRODUCTS

Subject: Shows and Expos | October 18, 2007 - 11:12 AM |
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Calabasas, CA - October 17, 2007 - Fatal1ty Brands and Universal ABIT announce abit's participation in the Entertainment for All Expo (E for All) scheduled for October 18-21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The full range of Fatal1ty motherboards will be on display at the large Fatal1ty exhibition area, which will host Fatal1ty shootouts, product demonstration, Fatal1ty Jeopardy contests and prize give-a-ways. The E for All show fills a void left by the down sizing of E3, which was open only to the trade.

Source: ABIT

TGL Roughneck Tournament

Subject: Shows and Expos | October 16, 2007 - 11:32 AM |
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On the trail for a few benchmarks

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 21, 2007 - 12:07 PM |
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Intel's Skulltrail looks like the kind of system that anyone would want to own, badly.  It's too bad that when The Tech Report questioned Intel about the pricing, they replied that it will be priced above 'traditional workstation-class', which you can probably read as super crazy high price plus time and materials and a bit on the side.   They aren't even sure what RAM is in this machine, but supposedly it is CL3 and over 800MHz, nor were they able to benchmark it themselves, so we have to accept Intel's screenshots, for no

There is lots of high volume news from Intel

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 19, 2007 - 12:07 PM |
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Check in on The Tech Report's review of a "Stoakley" dual processor system.  There are some impressive updates, a FSB that can run at 1.6GHz and support up to 128GB of 800MHz FB-DIMMs.  When you see what these Xeon E5472 3.0GHz can do against the newer Opterons, you get the feeling that AMD really has to step up their Performance/Power ratio.

Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB Interconnect

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 19, 2007 - 11:45 AM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation and other industry leaders have formed the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to create a superspeed personal USB interconnect that can deliver over 10 times the speed of today's connection.

Gelsinger Speaks To Intel And High-Tech Industry's Rapid Technology Cadenc

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 19, 2007 - 11:42 AM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation executive Patrick Gelsinger today gave a variety of updates on Intel's work with the industry on the company's processors, surrounding technologies and "tick-tock" design cadence, including new details on Intel's upcoming 45 nanometer (nm) products.