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Subject: Memory | August 28, 2009 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 27, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced a new set of high density products for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. These DIMMs are available in dual and triple channel configurations and are specifically tuned for Intel CPUs.
The 8GB and 12GB module kits feature Corsair's DHX+ cooling technology, and sport new American Racing Blue fins and highlights.
Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2009 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For some reason there exists a laptop manufacturer that goes by the name of Suzuki and they have a new product out called the Kuiper 1562 WKS. It is a 15.6" display with a native 1366 x 768 display a C2 Duo T6400 and 4GB DDR2 667MHz with a NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
providing the graphics power. Perhaps the most noticeable thing on this laptop is the pre-installed software; you will find a Vista 64-bit Home Basic installation and software for the embedded camera ...
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2009 - 04:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The battle for the best $100 video card is a tough one, and the champion is continually changing. The various makers of the graphics cards are trying to fit the most features and the highest clocks possible without heading into the next market. At $125+ you are essentially in a new market with yet other GPUs to war against. One of the newer cards is ASUS take on the 4770, in this case called the EAH4
Subject: Processors | August 27, 2009 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As Josh talked about last night on the PCPer Podcast, ACC is an AMD users best friend. The newest trick is unlocking the extra 6MB L3 cache on some Athlon II processors, essentially making them into Phenom II CPUs. Drop by ALIENBABEL tech to see the benchmarks of one such unlocked chip.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2009 - 12:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Enermax is not kidding around with their Galaxy EVO 1,250W PSU. Sporting 6 separate 30 amp 12V lines and 3 dual PCIe 8p plugs that are just dying to have multiple GPUs plugged in an overclocked. Lee found its efficiency to be quite good, though slightly inferior to the Revolution85+ 1,050W.
Subject: General Tech | August 27, 2009 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The holographic slideshow is a reality, unfortunately they were aiming for a moving picture. Current technology can render a nice holographic image by using all the processing power available, the problem being that there is nothing left to apply shading, or lighting and shadows. A prototype card called the HORN-6 looks to be a huge step forward in the quest to bring animated holography to the big and small screen. If you slap 4 of them in a system, you can get a nice holographic image that can be refreshed at a speed of 1 frame per second, sort of like Crysis on an IGP.
Subject: Storage | August 26, 2009 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In Win's new Ammo external HDD cage has a unique trick that the security conscious will be interested in. Encrypting and decrypting large files can be a time consuming process as you wait patiently by your top of the line PC with 8 threads and gobs of memory bandwidth for it to finish. In Win feels that might be a little inconvenient and includes 128-bit AES encryption handled by a dedicated ASIC chip built right into the enclosure.&nbs
Subject: Motherboards | August 26, 2009 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
P55 based motherboards have been teasing enthusiasts for over a week and from every possible direction. While you cannot yet buy them, and no site is supposed to publish actual performance benchmarks with numbers of the new P55 and i5 combo so we aren't quite sure how it will measure up to the x58 and i7 combo we are familiar with. A quick guess can tell you what it will be like; the programs that can use hyperthreading and take advantage of the extra memory bandwidth of triple channel RAM are next to zero. Almost directly next to zero. That leaves clock speed, and thos
Subject: General Tech | August 26, 2009 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are even peripherally aware of who BJ Blazkowicz
is or played the atrocity that was Enemy Territory then you have read at least one review of Wolfenstein. What you may not have seen is a guide to making your game look better, though you may be familiar with the impact the Veil has on your werewolf's victims frames per second. Tech Spot would like to fix that lack with a look into what kind of performance that you can expect from your GPU
Subject: General Tech | August 26, 2009 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If there is one particular BIOS option that AMD fans are all talking about, it would be Advanced Clock Configuration. ACC can turn single core Semprons into a dual core Athlon X2. Originally it was the Phenom II series, where 4 core parts were being having one or more core disabled and sold as lower priced chips having those cores unlocked via ACC. Now we are heari
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2009 - 06:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Earbuds are handy when you are on the go or if you really don't like full earcups and the associated headgear, with in-ear being the most popular style currently. Of the in-ear buds, the Razer Moray In-Ear Headphones are near the top of most people's lists and they have just been improved upon. The Razer Moray+ Mobile Gaming Communicator
takes that design and adds an in-line microphone to the mix.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2009 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you aren't aware just what a Mobira Talkman
is or remember when mobile phones weighed 20lbs, this review will be an eye opener. If you are an old phone junkie, you might best take MektuMods warning and stay well away from this particular article. By eviscerating the Talkman's main unit and inserting a Commell LS-371
motherboard and an Intel T5500 Core 2 Duo, the brains of the HTPC come together. Wait until you see what he did with the handset.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2009 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for a gorgeous case with doodads, fiddly bits and lights then read no further. If you are looking for a functional case with understated looks and good cooling for under $40 then does Neoseeker have the review for you. Without a PSU, the Cooler Master Elite 310 will set you back $36, $45 with a PSU; though a $9 PSU may well be a POS. It is missing some nice features, like a removable motherboard tray an
Subject: Displays | August 25, 2009 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At only 19", the 1366x768 Samsung SyncMaster 19-inch LD190G might seem a bit small to be interesting but this particular LCD has a few tricks up its sleeving. ModSynergy liked its overall look as well as its viewing angles, which seemed better than most models to them. The neat trick that it can do involved the built in USB plug, not intended for use as a hub but instead to allow you to use another monitor. It is also very handy for use with a laptop as you can connect the monitor to it via that same USB plug and the help of some software. Drop by for a look at this multi-talented, multi-display monitor.
"Today presents an interesting review of a new series of monitors coming from Samsung called LapFit, which looks to bring versatility and expandability to notebook users whom are seeking a quality multi-display solution without needing additional hardware or confusing adapters.
What is impressive about the new LapFit displays is the fact that Samsung offers you a chance to add multiple external monitors to a single PC without the need of additional graphics card or complex software installations, with everything being all done via USB connection. Read on to learn about the new Samsung SyncMaster 19-inch LD190G widescreen LapFit LCD monitor and to see if this is something that could peak your interests. Reviewing this monitor made it clear that the LapFit is not only useful just for the notebook crowd."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- Samsung SyncMaster LD190 LCD Monitor @ Futurelooks
- Samsung SyncMaster P2350 LCD Monitor @ CCE Reviews
- Hands on with Panasonic's 1080p 3D HDTVs @ Digital Trends
- LG 55LH90 Review @ Digital Trends
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2009 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has revealed the overclocking potential of the Core i5 on their front page. You won't see any performance benchmarks in their sneak peek, those are still a loosely kept secret. What you will see is an impressive overclocking tool in action, and that is not a comment about the reviewer, it is about the i5 One Button OCing
tool. With a simple push of a button
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2009 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 24, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced a new, high-capacity 256GB addition to its high-performance Extreme Series SSD family.
Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the new Corsair Extreme Series X256 SSD combines high-performance with a massive 256GB of storage space, for enthusiasts who don't want to compromise on speed or capacity.
Subject: Motherboards | August 24, 2009 - 05:57 PM | Josh Walrath
Some months ago I wrote up a little article talking about how it seems that NVIDIA is no longer all that interested in competing with the chipset division at AMD. While the 980a/780a/750a are all very nice chipsets, we have yet to see a true AM3 motherboard featuring an NVIDIA chipset and sporting SLI support. Well, the day has finally come. MSI is stepping up to the plate with one of the first new 980a designs in some time, and AM3 to boot. That's right, Phenom II X4 and DDR-3 combined with SLI. About damn time.
Subject: Mobile | August 24, 2009 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's awkward replacement name for the netbook is the CULV, and the new Lenovo IdeaPad U350 would be one. It has a 13.3" LCD powered by the Intel GS45
chipset at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the model for review at Hardware Zone had and Intel Pentium SU2700 which is a single core CPU @ 1.3GHz and 3GB of DDR3-1066. Hardware Zone decided by the end of their review that while the laptop was certainly good, it fell short of great because the battery life didn't live up to the
Subject: Memory | August 24, 2009 - 04:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, Calif. - August 24, 2009 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled low-voltage DDR3 designed specifically for the upcoming Intel P55 Chipset and subsequent Intel Core i7, i5, and i3 (Socket 1156) processors.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2009 - 03:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At $185 the Logitech G19 keyboard is a serious investment. For that investment you get a keyboard with a 320x240 LCD that can display customizable system or game information. It can even display video if you so desire. There is also an even dozen programmable keys on the outside to let you customize your board to your own specifications. There is a lot more to see on this board, so