CES 2010: ASUS unveils new ROG motherboards, graphics cards

Subject: Motherboards | January 11, 2010 - 12:26 AM |

The guys at ASUS pulled out all the stops on their massive booth at CES this year and brought with them tons of new netbooks, notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, and even some conceptual products from their Waveface line.

CES 2010: NVIDIA outlines new Tegra 2 products, next-gen GF100 features

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 10, 2010 - 11:45 PM |

Our good friends at NVIDIA took us around their booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to show us some new tablets that included their new Tegra 2 CPU as well as give us a demonstration of their next-gen GF100 graphics processor. Ryan and the rest of the PC Perspective team also got a quick overview of D-Link's new Boxie Box and checked out Electronic Art's game called Need for Speed SHIFT using NVIDIA's 3DVision glasses and the GF100 with Fermi architecture.

CES 2010: Pepcom Digital Experience Press Event

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2010 - 10:38 PM |

More than 100 companies showcased their latest products and innovations at Pepcom's Digital Experience press event. Hundreds of media members got to preview new products from companies like BlackBerry, Canon, Energizer, Epson, Garmin, Google, HP, Intel, Kodak, Lenovo, Lexmark, LG Electronics, Microsoft, and ViewSonic. We hand picked a few products that were pretty innovative and interesting at the same time. 

Think you might have missed something?

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2010 - 06:52 PM |

If you have been following the PC Perspective front page during CES then you have seen a lot.  From the

CES 2010: NVIDIA demos Fermi-based GF100

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 10, 2010 - 04:38 PM |

Even though the next-generation GF100 GPU is not rumored to be available until March, NVIDIA was showcasing the technology and what it can do.  We have discussed NVIDIA Surround in a basic manner already and we'll have more later but I wanted to show our readers another demonstration that we captured on video from the show floor.  In it you will see a system based around a Fermi GPU do some impressive GPU compute simulations in a game-style settings.

CES 2010: Gigabyte motherboard product line preview

Subject: Motherboards | January 10, 2010 - 03:00 PM |

UPDATE: We have posted a video walk through of the Gigabyte product lineup hosted by Gigabyte's Tim Handley.

CES 2010: Thermaltake showcases new BlacX Duet USB 3.0, performance cases, heatsinks, and PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2010 - 02:40 PM |

We stopped by Thermaltake's suite this week at the Consumer Electronics Show and saw two test benches on showcases the read/write speeds of their new BlacX Duet dual hard drive docking station that includes USB 3.0 support. They were using Patriot 128GB SSDs and getting phenomenal speeds through USB 3.0 versus USB 2.0.

CES 2010: Lite-On Showcases New LabelTag Technology, External Slim and Blu-Ray Drives

Subject: Storage | January 10, 2010 - 03:06 AM |

I visited the Lite-On / Plextor booth at the CES Digital Experience on Wednesday.  The booth is run by 'PLDS', the relations company representing both Plextor and Lite-On. 

The PLDS booth at the show floor, sporing all sorts of optical storage goodness.

CES 2010: Plextor Launches SSDs and New 24x External Writer with eSATA Dual Interface

Subject: Storage | January 10, 2010 - 02:36 AM |

PCPer has gone quite a while without delving into optical storage, and it's high time we start taking a crack at it.  We'll kick it off with Plextor's announcement at CES - SSD's!.  Plextor will be producing drives based on the Marvell chipset.  While we haven't seen production models of this new controller in our lab as of yet, we should have something cooking shortly.  The new Plextor units are expected to start shipping in this quarter (Q1 2010) in capacities of 64 and 128GB.

CES 2010: Antec showcases Dark Fleet PC enclosures, high efficiency power supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2010 - 11:48 PM |

Antec introduced the PC Perspective team to their new line of Dark Fleet series PC cases and high efficiency power supplies during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

CES 2010: EVGA details latest motherboards, graphics cards

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2010 - 11:05 PM |

Our friends at EVGA hosted select members of the media to view their latest line of Classified series motherboards, video cards, and a few unique products that should appeal to overclockers and business-minded consumers.

A Peek at Light Peak @ CES 2010

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 9, 2010 - 06:17 AM |

We've spent the last few days running all over Vegas gathering up gobs of pics and data to turn around, but earlier today this caught our eye.  We'd seen plenty of press pics of what Light Peak is supposed to look like, such as this one:

Did you know PC Perspective is 10 years old?

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 07:00 PM |

A new year means new projects for the average computer geek, nerd or enthusiast; often utilizing parts that were wrapped in paper and living under a tree just a few short weeks ago.   Of course, not everyone gets a smooth ride, nor does everyone have instant inspiration as to what system to build.  Others have been slaving away trying to make PC Pe

Ryan on TWiT Live @ CES 2010 - right now!

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 04:19 PM |

Update: 4:45pm ET. It's all over now. The guys will be back on the show sometime soon. Still 2 more days of CES.

Ryan is on TWiT Live at CES 2010.

Hit this link:http://live.twit.tv/

A new chip needs a new chipset

Subject: Motherboards | January 8, 2010 - 02:40 PM |

The new Core i3 chips from Intel have necessitated the release of a new motherboard chipset and as usual Intel is using a tiered offering, the H55, H57 and X57 chipsets to Intel's line up with the H55, H57 and X57 to choose between.  So far it is the H55 based boards which are appearing on reviewers test benches, such as the ASRock H55M Pro board at Elite Bastards.  The performance is very similar to the previous P55, perhaps the biggest bonu

Cooler Master adds another case to their stack

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 8, 2010 - 12:11 PM |

CoolerMaster has a new low cost case on the market, which comes in two flavours, the CM690 II Standard for about $80 and the Advanced for about $100.  The differences between the two are the inclusion of a VGA card support bracket, SSD adapter, and SATA hard drive dock in the Advanced version.  There are a total of 10 possible fans that can be installed, from an 80mm fan positioned near the graphics

The newly kindled lust for electronic ink

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 11:51 AM |

Call it mobile computing or ubiquitous computing, the fact is that people want smart devices which can connect to the internet, carry around huge amounts of data and don't weigh much.  One of the last analog holdouts is the book, but thanks to significant changes in technology the e-book is now here to stay.  They have been around in various configurations previously but never caught on; Amazon changed all of that a few short years ago.  Ars Technica postulates that 2010 will be the year of the e-book and from the examples we have been seeing this week at CES and from press rele

Source: Ars Technica

Razer Announces new XBOX 360 Peripherals - More Evidence of PC Gaming Decay?

Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 11:10 AM |

Razer, the company best known for their PC peripherals for gamers, has announced two new products for the XBOX 360: the Onza gamepad, and the Chimera headset. The Onza is particularly interesting as it is a wired controller and does away with the D-Pad in favour of a 4-way button set. Being a USB peripheral, I wonder if it will work successfully on Windows?

Source: General