Hitachi lauches their first 2TB 7200 RPM desktop HDD
Hitachi announced that it is now shipping the worlds first, two terabyte (2TB), 7200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The new, colossal, 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 blends high performance and high capacity with low power and other eco-friendly features designed to enable Energy-Star rated computers and other high performance desktop systems.
The new Deskstar 7K2000 is now in its fourth-generation using the companys unique five-platter design with relaxed bit density and proven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. Couple this with an ultra-quiet operation, a 32MB cache and a 3Gb/s SATA interface, and the new Deskstar 7K2000 is the ideal desktop drive for power users, gamers or anyone looking for a big, fast hard drive.
In addition to the new 2TB Deskstar 7K2000, Hitachi GST is also refreshing its high-volume desktop hard drive family. The new 7200 RPM Deskstar 7K1000.C family will deliver up to 500GB per platter, and will come in capacities of 160GB to 1TB, hitting the capacity and performance sweet spots for mainstream desktop applications. Like previous generations, both the 7K2000 and 7K1000.C Hitachi Deskstar drives feature industry-standard 512-byte sector formatting, a patented ramp load/unload design to increase shock protection, and Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) to maintain a consistent fly-height during the read/write process for added data reliability. Volume production and worldwide availability of the new Deskstar 7K1000.C will begin in the current quarter.
Leveraging the companys eighth-generation power management technology, including power-saving innovations like the Hitachi Voltage Efficiency Regulator (HiVERT
Check this -- a $1,000,000 speaker
No jokes my man; one million dollar speaker for ONE speaker? Yes, it is true!!
Again, the $1,000,000 buys one speaker, so you'll need to shell out $2,000,000 for stereo, and at least five million for your Ultimate home theater.
The Ultimate is a rather large speaker--each one consists of six, seven-foot tall panels. Each Ultimate houses a total of forty 15-inch subwoofers, twenty-four 8-inch woofers, and massive arrays of 2-inch wide and 1-inch wide ribbon tweeters. All of this is for a single channel/speaker, double those numbers for stereo! A pair of Ultimates are nearly forty feet wide.
Each Ultimate speaker comes with its own power amplifiers, with an output of 31,000 watts, and the manufacturer claims the Ultimate can generate up to 146dB SPL, that's a lot louder than a jet plane taking off.
Read all about it here.
Enermax releases entry level ECO80+ PSUs
In view demand Enermax decided to broaden the wattage range of the recently launched PSU series ECO80+. The silent and stable entry-level PSU series is available from now on in four versions with 350, 400, 500 and 620W.
Hamburg, 6th August 2009. Two month ago Enermax introduced the new PSU ECO80+ 350W into the market
i-Chill GTX 295 Black Edition in SLI mode Sneak Peak
We received some additional photo's from our contact over at Inno3D regarding the i-Chill GTX 295 Black Edition, this time in SLI mode. The iChill 295 BE will have it's final clocks set on 600 MHz on the graphics core and 2160 Mhz on the memory. No word just yet on the shaders though.
The GTX 295 packs 480 Processing Cores and 1792MB of GDDR3 memory, Quad SLI and DirectX 10 support, and two DVI outputs. The release date will be arround the 28th of August. Click on the thumbnails ...
G.skill launches Ripjaws Gaming Memory
G.Skill today unveiled the Gaming Series -- Ripjaws, performance DDR3 Dual-channel 1.65 volts memory solution with speeds ranging from 1333 to 1866MHz. G.SKILL also preparing production DDR3 dual-channel memory kits speeds range from 2000MHz CL9 to 2200MHz CL8 for upcoming Intel platform.
Press-release: G.Skill Ripjaw Gaming Series Memory are designed to combine a performance DDR3 dual-channel memory solution with speeds ranging from 1,333 to 1,866MHz at just 1.65 Volts. At these speeds, G.Skill has optimized the high performance DIMMs for reliability so gamers get amazing FPS, while maintaining a solid overclock so your PC will not fail from memory errors mid-game.
G.Skill Ripjaws Gaming Series Memory feature the latest heat spreader design for the ultimate in extreme aesthetics and sleek aluminum cooling. G.Skill Ripjaw Gaming Series Memory and as usual features the industry leading limited lifetime warranty and G.Skill ever ready technical backup.
And um ... don't ask me how it's different from 'non' gaming memory please :-)
Patriot's New Viper II memory kits bundled with 3DMark Vantage
Sony readies Memory Stick XC
Sony's Memory stick is keeping up with its SD counterpart by finalizing its Memory Stick XC format that can reach a massive 2TB in capacity, just like the SDXC cards.
In the meantime, don't pay attention to theoretical performance numbers like 480Mbps - in the real world, they don't mean much, and we'll have to look at independent benchmarks. What's important for Sony users is that there is a path to 2TB. The new format uses the same physical design .
Creative Inspire 2.1, 5.1 speakers receive overhaul
Creative Labs have announced two new speakers this week that are intended for use with your computer set up. They include the T6160 and the T3130, both of which offer multiple features and top-notch sound quality.
First up is the T6160, which sports 5.1 channels, 30W and a 20W subwoofer. It also has a phase cap, making it easier to parse out the mid-range audio. The other model is the T3130, which offers a 2.1 channel set up with 10W and a 15W subwoofer.
Each of these speaker models come with a wired remote and will be available in the UK and Singapore first. Pricing is the equivalent of about $60 and $100, respectively. A U.S. release is likely, though a date is unknown.
Radeon HD4750 to start shipping soon
Right next to the Radeon HD 4860 release, ATI is also working on another 40nm product. The budget graphics card is the Radeon HD 4750, based on the RV740 core and yes .. is the little brother of HD 4770.
ATI prepares a small volume of HD4750 likely for the OEM market. The card uses GDDR5 memory and it is reported that the HD4750 will have clock frequency of roughly 730 with 3200MHz on the memory. Product price, roughly $80.
Crytek Threatens To Leave Germany
English version of Cevat Yerli's statement: A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them. If the German creative community can't effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.
The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world.
OCZ Agility SSD 120GB review
The OCZ Agility series SSD is an accumulation of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including controller design, spiffy read/write speeds, and 64MB of onboard cache, yet with this series, it is available at a somewhat better price. See, by doing so OCZ shaves another 20 to 25% off the sales price.
We certainly were impressed by OCZ's Agility for sure, blazing speeds, stunning access times and a nice cache making the SSD very suitable for any operating system.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Gigabyte launches AMD 785 motherboards
- DDR2 models: GA-MA785GT-UD3H, GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H, GA-MA785GMT-UD2H, GA-MA785GMT-US2H
- DSR3 models: GA-MA785G-UD3H, GA-MA785GPM-UD2H, GA-MA785GM-UD2H, GA-MA785GM-US2H
Press release -- Based on the newly released AMD 785G chipset with enhanced onboard ATI Radeon
MSI launches five 785G Series motherboards
MSI launches its MSI 785G mainboard series based on AMDs 785 chipset, with the best price/performance ratio. To enhance the high definition audio and video quality, these mainboards support DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0. With multiple I/O ports (including HDMI and DVI), a power-efficient design (thanks to APS) and convenient overclocking tools (Easy OC Switch and M-Flash), a new generation of entertainment mainboards is now available.
The following MSI 785G models are available from the end of August:
DDR3 (ATX amd M-ATX)
- MSI 785G-E53
- MSI 785GM-E65
- MSI 785GM-E51
DDR2 (ATX and M-ATX)
- MSI 785GT-E63
- MSI 785GTM-E45
HDMI & DVI digital video output support
MSI 785G mainboards have an ATI Radeon HD4200 GPU and can easily be connected to various audio and video devices. Besides a DVI video output, MSI 785G series are also equipped with an HDMI output to fulfil satisfy next generation
CoreTemp 0.99.5.26 released
Intel and AMD published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do. (How it works).
This feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs. For a full list of supported CPUs see the CPU Support List.
Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.
Core Temp works on Windows 2000, XP and 2003 (both 32bit and 64bit versions). Windows Vista 32bit is fully supported.
- Completely new code for processor speed detection.
- A comprehensive processor information window (F3 or Tools --> System information).
- Thermal protection mechanism. (Look at Options menu, changed from 0.99.5.20 beta)
- Support for the latest AMD and Intel CPUs.
- Mini mode for GUI. (Double click anywhere to switch between modes)
- Per core temperature offset adjustment. (Look at Options menu)
- Screenshots are now taken in the lossless but very compact PNG format.
- User defined text colors for main Window. (Options --> Settings)
- Show high/low temperatures. (Press F6 or the Tools menu to reset values)
- On/Off switch for G15 applet in Tools menu.
- Running several instances of Core Temp is now possible (enable in Settings).
- Temp turns Orange when temperature is over TControl, and Red when CPU is thottling/critical.
- Reorganized menu.
- TjMax for mobile Atom processors changed to 90C.
- "Lion" codename for AMD Turion was changed to "Griffin".
- Completely dropped support for older Windows NT OS, Windows XP or up is required. (Windows 2000 needs GDIPlus.dll)
Download - click here
Lian Li launches PC-A70F | A71F Full Tower Chassis
Lian-Li has launched the PC-A70F/71F Full Tower chassis for power users and server systems. The hair-line brushed all black aluminum chassis features two fans on the front (2x 140mm@1000RPM), and 2x rear 120mm fans @1500RPM. The 7x PCI expansion slots enable CrossFire and SLI graphic card setups. The chassis front face has either a door assembly which can open from either side as needed (PC-A71F) or a front panel which clips off conveniently as needed (PC-A70F). The inlet fans have filters that are washable. The entire chassis is designed for tool-less implementation, so installing your hardware and getting your system up and running is extremely easy. The dimensions stand at 220mm x 590mm x 615mm ( W, H, D) for the PC-A71F, and 220mm x 590mm x 585mm ( W, H, D) for the PC-A70F.
Complete Tool-Less Design
The Lian Li patented unique Power Supply Bracket which allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less clasp is very useful to hold the PSU securely without the need for securing screws. The 10x internal HDD 3.5
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Microsoft have announced their new keyboard and mouse set, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, which bundles a
EVGA debuts GTX 295 CO-OP Superclocked and FTW
EVGA introduced Superclocked and FTW editions of its GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP graphics cards.
With the introduction of the EVGA GTX 295 SC and FTW models, EVGA has taken the performance beyond extreme with the EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP! This card combines two GPUs onto a single PCB (printed circuit board), a clear indication on why this card is called CO-OP! Want even more performance? Pair up two of these for Quad SLI, or pair up with the standard GTX 295.
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Edition: 576MHz core, 1242MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2016MHz, $509.99
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Superclocked: 602MHz core, 1296MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2052MHz, $519.99
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP FTW: 684MHz core, 1476MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2160MHz, $559.99
Kingston releases 2133MHz HyperX DDR3 kit for Lynnfield
The lads at Kingston introduced a new dual-channel HyperX DDR3 memory kit with a frequency of 2133MHz and CL8 timings at a voltage of 1.65V. This dual-channel kit is targeted at upcoming Core i5 motherboards.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is preparing production quantities of HyperX DDR3 dual-channel 1.65-volt memory kits, and has successfully achieved 2133MHz speed at CL8 latencies. In September, Kingston