Computex 2009: ASUS shows off new EeeNAS, EeePC Tablet and Eee Seashells

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2009 - 11:09 PM |
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ASUS is having a press event today to announce a host of new products focused on the Eee brand as you might have guessed. First up  is the touch screen tablet EeePC, the T91:


Computex 2009: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 self-contained water cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2009 - 09:01 PM |
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Corsair has a few new goodies to share at Computex this year including a new self-contained CPU water cooling product called the H50.  Though it is quite obviously based on an Asetek unit, Corsair claims that this is the best performing unit Asetek has ever developed and that Corsair has exclusive rights to sell it.

Worth a second look

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2009 - 05:26 PM |
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If the words 'microATX' discouraged you from checking out the

Source: [H]ard|OCP

BFG Upgrades Phobos with new Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Processors

Subject: Systems | June 1, 2009 - 02:43 PM |
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BFG Technologies' Phobos, the only gaming system featuring one-touch overclocking, to offer new Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Processors

Lake Forest, IL - (June 1, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, and award-winning power supplies announced today that the Phobos Advanced and Elite Editions Gaming/Home Theater System now come standard with Intel's Core i7 950 and 975 processors respectively.

Tom Clancy likes multi-GPU setups

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 02:01 PM |
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For those who have chosen an uncommon upgrade path or who simply spent every penny they could on their graphics subsystem, some of the results from X-Bit Labs multi-GPU benchmarks will be familiar.  For the rest of us, it is a bit of an eye opener to see just how multiple GPUs perform in three way.  The final conclusions compare performance differences between SLI and 3x SLI, 3x SLI versus 3x Crossfire and 3x SLI versus 4x Crossfire, and you can see that there can be a huge difference

Source: X-Bit Labs

PC Marathon Season

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 1, 2009 - 12:20 PM |
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Computex has barely gotten underway for those who flew all the way to Beijing and E3 starts tomorrow in Los Angeles, making this a bad time to be a hardware or software reviewer, but a great time to be an enthusiast.  Ryan is on point at Computex, with frequent updates going up to the front page.  However as it is midnight there, it is worth taking a break from Computex to see what Ars Technica has in the way of a preview of E3.  EA and Activision ar

Source: Ars Technica

More about Microsoft's Starter pack

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2009 - 12:04 PM |
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The 3 application limit that has been a part of Starter versions of Windows has been confirmed to have been dropped for Windows 7, as we expected from last weeks rumour.  Even more interesting is the fact that you will actually see netbooks running the Starter Edition as Microsoft plans on releasing it to the world at large as opposed to just certain markets.  It won't be a perfectly replacement for the full version however, many features like DVD Playback are not enabled. 

Source: The Inquirer

Introducing the new ATI Radeon E4690 Discrete GPU

Subject: Chipsets | June 1, 2009 - 11:50 AM |
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Unprecedented Embedded Graphics Performance

Source: AMD

Computex 2009: NVIDIA ION-based netbook and nettop from OCZ shown

Subject: Storage | June 1, 2009 - 11:34 AM |
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Though the OCZ Neutrino has already been getting a lot of positive feedback recently, OCZ decided to upgrade the platform by removing the Intel integrated graphics and replacing it with the NVIDIA ION chipset and graphics solution.


BFG TECHNOLOGIES ADDS NEW POWER SUPPLY TRADE UP PROGRAM

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2009 - 11:24 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (June 1, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG 100 Day Power Supply Trade Up Program. The program is designed to give BFG customers a one time opportunity to exchange their current BFG power supply within 100 days of the original date of purchase for an upgraded model and only pay the difference in price, plus applicable shipping and taxes.

Computex 2009: OCZ Z-series power supplies offer 80 Plus Gold certification

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2009 - 11:23 AM |
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OCZ will apparently be the first to market with approved 80 Plus Gold power supplies - available in the month of June.  The new OCZ Z-series of PSUs offers 90% efficiency (the requirement for Gold status) with power ratings of 850 watts and 1000 watts. 


Computex 2009: OCZ Introduces Colossus 3.5-in SSD in 500GB and 1TB capacities

Subject: Storage | June 1, 2009 - 11:16 AM |
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The news is coming swiftly already at Computex with a stop by the OCZ booth a bit before the show starts.  We found a lot of goodies hidden inside, not the least of which is a brand-spanking-new solid state drive called the "Colossus" for some obvious reasons. 

First, it's size: the drive fits into the standard 3.5-in hard drive form factor we have been used to for years.  Secondly, it's capacity: the drive will be available in 500GB and 1TB capacities in about 8 weeks.

Computex 2009: NVIDIA demos DX Compute and Terminator Salvation PhysX

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 10:28 AM |
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At the first of two NVIDIA press conferences at Computex 2009, NVIDIA was showcasing GPU computing and the power of the CPU + GPU platform for both high-end desktop solutions and low-end ION systems.

More on JMicron's new SSD controller

Subject: Storage | June 1, 2009 - 01:36 AM |
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If you listen to our Wednesday fun on Leo Laporte's TWIT network or to our weekly podcast, you might have caught some initial tidbits about a new SSD controller in the works over at JMicron.  I did a bit more digging to bring you a scoop worthy of sufficient detail.


Computex 2009: GlobalFoundries shows 45nm Istanbul, 32nm SOI, 28nm bulk

Subject: Processors | May 31, 2009 - 11:40 PM |
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The first official meeting we took part in at Computex 2009 was with the GlobalFoundries - the recently created independent silicon manufacturer that was previously simply a part of AMD.  The company officially launched in March of this year and just last month we spent some time with company executives and the site of their upcoming New York fabrication facility to talk about the future of their process and customer base

Hillary just can't get any higher

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2009 - 06:31 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP may have started this particular trend but it takes a PC Perspective Forum member to test CPUs to destruction to determine what other common household items work best. 

Complimentary timing

Subject: Processors | May 29, 2009 - 02:29 PM |
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iXBT has put three Intel Core 2 processors through some serious testing.

Source: iXBT Labs

GIGABYTE to Announce New Motherboard Technologies at Computex 2009

Subject: Shows and Expos | May 29, 2009 - 01:14 PM |
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City of Industry, May 29, 2009 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions will showcase their latest range of innovative motherboards featuring GIGABYTE's 24-phase power VRM design and Smart 6 technologies at Computex 2009.

That new kid's pretty good

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 29, 2009 - 01:04 PM |
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From the over sized 1200g, $120 CoolerMaster V10 to the 550g, $36 Spire TherMax II, Legit Reviews has gathered a bakers dozen of LGA1366 coolers to see which can deal with Nehalem's heat the best.  With honoured names like Thermaltake, Thermalright and Spire you might expect the big guys to take the prize, after all they have been making heatsinks since the days when 100g of aluminium and a 40mm fan were enough.  Surprisingly it is a relative newcomer, the Titan Fenrir that takes the top prize.