VIA Unveils Mini-ITX 2.0: The Mini PC Platform of the Future

Subject: Systems | June 5, 2008 - 11:30 AM |

Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs.

MSI Unveils The P45 Series Mainboards

Subject: Motherboards | June 5, 2008 - 11:27 AM |

City of Industry, CA - MSI, a leading manufacturer of mainboard products, proudly unveils its latest high-end P45 series mainboard which is powered by Intel P45 Express chipsets. MSI has recently developed the mainboard with a server-class 'DrMOS" which delivers highest efficiency, zero noise, and best performance into the P45 series. The MSI P45 series mainboards come with several unique technologies, including Circu-Pipe Liquid and Circu-Pipe 2 cooling solutions. It offers a perfect combination of ECO-friendly features and overclocking performance.

Source: MSI

The brand new XFX GeForce 8200 socket AM2 board

Subject: Motherboards | June 5, 2008 - 11:19 AM |

XFX's new GeForce 8200 motherboard introduces a new feature on motherboards HybridSLI with GeForce Boost Technology.  XFX claims that it will increase graphics performance by 45%, hopefully that will show up in reviewers benchmarking.

Source: XFX

Computex 2008: ASUS Demos notebook with built-in projector

Subject: Mobile | June 5, 2008 - 12:10 AM |

While touring the ASUS booth this morning I noticed a notebook on display that didn't have a name attached to it or a PR person assigned to guard it.  It was big, it looked new and at first glace had no outstanding features.  But there was one VERY interesting little addition seen upon further review...

Finally, a use for quad SLI

Subject: Displays | June 4, 2008 - 06:15 PM |

HEXUS has spotted a Sapphire monitor that is worth showing off!  A native resolution of 3,840x2,160 (16:9) will pretty much cripple any graphics card if you could find a game that supported it, and your system might actually need this fan if you actually managed it.

Source: Hexus

A bird's eye view of the lake

Subject: Motherboards | June 4, 2008 - 02:36 PM |

TechARP's sharp eyes have spotted some fairly detailed info on the new Eaglelake chipset that Intel shold be spawning soon.  You will have a lot to choose from with this chipset family, the five members include the P45,



G43 and the

G41.  Take a peek at the upcoming CrossfireX boards in the full post.

Source: Tech ARP

No mutants allowed!

Subject: General Tech | June 4, 2008 - 01:37 PM |

FarCry 2 already has two things going for it, no mutants and no aliens.  The game really doesn't have anything to do with FarCry at all, apart from dropping you into a lush sandbox, giving you guns and a mission and then sitting back and letting you do whatever you want to complete the mission.  It is a little early to tell, but the lack of mutants may help make the latter parts of the game actually fun, as opposed to the exercise in frustration that the last few levels of FarCry became.  C

Source: bit-tech

Postcards from the edge of tech

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 12:10 PM |

Today Computex is in full swing, with a lot of things to see, and a lot of people seeing them.  Grab a fresh caffeinated
beverage and a snack, it is going to take you a while to get through it all.  Start off with Ryan'shighlights and then speed off to The Tech Report to see what they found most interesting so far. 

Ryan will have updates as they happen, so don't worry about seeing everything today, there is more to come.

Some interesting uses for Vista

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 11:50 AM |

OCMODSHOP has put up a list of Vista features, some of which were new to me, and have finally won a place in my heart for Microsoft's newest operating system.  Some of the facts are just trivia, some could help you be more productive, though if you are trying to get something done quickly you probably aren't using Vista.  However, being able to make any key on the keyboard dead easily, or spawning BSoD at any time may have certain uses around the office.


AMD Announces its Highest-performance Mobile Graphics Chip Ever for HD Visual Computing on the Go

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:29 AM |

Computex, TAIPEI, Taiwan - June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800, tripling top-of-the line graphics performance in comparison to the previous generation ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs. Joining the previously announced ATI Mobility Radeon 3000 family, the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series offers notebook manufacturers the ability to deliver fast graphics performance, energy-efficient 55nm graphics processor technology, amazing video playback, and, for the first time ever, ATI CrossFireX technology for a mobile graphics solution.

Source: AMD

AMD Announces Revolutionary External Graphics Solution for Notebooks

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:25 AM |

Computex, TAIPEI -  June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced ATI XGP (External Graphics Platform) Technology, a new external PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 graphics platform, designed to deliver enthusiast-class desktop graphic performance and true multimedia upgradeability to notebooks. ATI XGP is an exclusive technology that capitalizes on PCIe 2.0 to deliver enthusiast-class graphics via a connected cable to an externally powered and cooled device.

Source: AMD

Eee PC 901/1000 General Specification

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:12 AM |

Reliable Shock-Proof for All Day Computing

Source: ASUS

OCZ Technology Showcases the Latest Groundbreaking Solutions at Computex 2008

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:07 AM |

Taipei, Taiwan - June 3, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, computer components, and systems, today unveiled its latest innovations to the global technology market at Computex (Hyatt Exhibition Suites 1101 & 1102).

Computex 2008: Gigabyte Shows Retail-ready Intel Atom CPU and Motherboard

Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 03:11 AM |

Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.

Computex 2008: Antec Finds Skeleton in Closet

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 03:00 AM |

I'm sure this pun has been put to paper several times already this week, but who am I to break tradition?  When I stopped by the Antec suite at Computex this year there was a completely unique case design sitting right out in front screaming for attention.  It was dubbed the Antec Skeleton.

VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design wins Gold at Computex

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2008 - 06:16 PM |

Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

Stay cool and keep a low profile

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 3, 2008 - 02:55 PM |

The newest graphics cooler from Coolink is the GFXChilla, which sports a pair of 80mm fans.  It is a very slim design, which should allow you to still get another card in, depending on your motherboard, and it also comes with some nice extras like memory and voltage regulation heatsinks.  Icrontic was quite happy with it's performance, and it's MRSP.

Source: Icrontic

Become your own record label

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 01:26 PM |

TuneCore is a rather interesting new way for up and coming musicians, and well established ones, can become their own record label so that people can hear their music.  For $19.98 a year per album, plus one time fees of $0.99 per song on the album, and $0.99 for each music store that you want them to make it available on, your music is as easily accessible as any other band on iTunes.  Check out how well it worked for Ars Technica.

Source: Ars Technica

The absolute opposite of a slow news week

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:33 PM |

The Tech Report had a very busy first day at Computex, they must have run the whole time to get as much done as they did.  From nVIDIA's new GeForce 9M-series notebook GPUs and their new Tegra system on a chip to ASUS Showing off their new Eee and Eee Box, it's a long list.  Head over and see what els

Now that's a naked Nano

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:22 PM |

Legit Reviews had a chance to visit the Centaur Technologies fab that was responsible for the creation of the Nano.  Not only did they get to see the Nano, there were wafers of C7 chips and rooms filled with games, for testing purposes.  They even got some benchmarks for the Nano, so check it out.