Scythe preparing KillerWhale cpu cooler
Heck, I do not make these names up ! Scythe will soon announce their Killerwhale CPU cooler which is intended for enthusiast PC users and Overclockers, as it seems. The cooler has an all copper base and no less than 6 (6mm) heat pipes which connect towards the aluminum fins.
To top it off, thy shall find a 120mm fan with 800-1800 rpm and a maximum sound pressure of 32DBA (a lot for a fan really). The cooler will weigh in at 900 grams and measures 154,5x143x143,5mm. The KillerWhale will fit Intel's LGA775, 1366- and AMD's 754-, 939-, 940-, AM2- and AM2+-sockets.
Availability and price it to be announced.
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Hacked Nikon D700 captures 720P video
The Nikon D90 shoots HD format video at 720P but the rest of the DSLR members don
Super Talent 64GB SSD Upgrade for Asus S101 Eee PC
Super Talent today launched an SSD, offered in capacities up to 64GB, specially designed as an upgrade for the Asus S101 Eee PC. The Windows model of the Asus S101 Eee PC includes only 16GB of local storage, so Super Talent
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Crysis Warhead upcoming Patch 1 details
The chaps over at inCrysis have shown some details in their latest monthly update regarding what to expect in Crysis Warhead's first patch, which will be releasing very soon:
- Windows Vista: Mouse cursor should no longer have an offset in the menu.
- Windows Vista: Unrequested launches in windowed mode should occur less often now.
- Timedemo can now be started from the command line.
- Better dynamic texture support for enthusiast mode.
- Added 64-bit executables for Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista 64-bit version. In Windows XP x64 a new shortcut will be placed under the Crysis Warhead program group. In Windows Vista right-click the Crysis Warhead icon in Game Explorer and choose to run the game in 64-bit mode.
Upgrade Your Router To 802.11n Painlessly For $25
Probably most of us stick to the good old 802.11g router, instead of the newer, faster, more powerful, and just generally sexier 802.11n.
The TRENDNet TEW-637AP 300Mbps Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader purports to make all of these things entirely painless. All you have to do is plug the TEW-637AP into the back of your existing 802.11b/g wireless router and it magically converts your wireless network to 802.11n while preserving all of your existing network configuration settings. In a test by Laptop Magazine, setup took
Mitsubishi RDT262WH, a 26-inch H-IPS monitor
Mitsubishi has announced a wide color gamut 26-inch (25.5-inch) H-IPS LCD panel, RDT262WH, in Japan. Its specification, including the of claim of 97% Adobe RGB color range are closely resembling the new NEC 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 we reported earlier on.
The color-accurate Mitsubishi Diamond Crystal comes a color management app for much easy and precise calibration. If you
EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition
EVGA, announces the fastest single GPU graphics card on the market today, the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW.
The powerful 3D processor features the NVIDIA GeForce 285 GPU and 1GB of the fastest 0.8ns DDR 3 memory. Running at an impressive 720MHz core clock, 2,772MHz memory clock and 1620MHz shader clock, the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW outperforms all other competitive products in all the three clock setting resulting in impressive performance advantages. The EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW will be immediately available in e-tail and retail at a recommended end user price of $449.99.
BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX review [Guru3D]
We'll look at BFG finest GeForce GTX 285 offering. See, just like many of NVIDIA's board partners BFG offers the product in several flavors. The offer their regular OC edition, yet also OC+, OC2 and OCX editions. They've got quite a range. We'll explain the difference over the next few pages. But it sums up to these exquisite clock frequencies:
- Core Clock: 702MHz (vs. 648MHz standard)
- Shader Clock: 1584MHz (vs. 1476MHz standard)
- Memory Data Rate: 2664MHz (vs. 2484MHz standard)
Let us have a peek of what's under the hood of the BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX, and then make it alls sweaty with all the hottest games.
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Canon readying 1D Mark IIIn ??
Canon may use the upcoming PMA expo to introduce an upgraded variant of its EOS-1D Mark III flagship, according to a German store catalog entry. The listing purportedly shows an EOS-1D Mark IIIn already in the system with a price tag of 4,240 Euros ($5,603) but with other text blurred. No release dates or other specifications are included in the leak, which was initially thought to be fake but has since gained additional credibility.
While the rumor remains unconfirmed, the 1D hasn't been updated since 2007 and was the earliest Canon camera to ship with DIGIC III processors and a 21-megapixel sensor in the form of the 1Ds. It has since been partly eclipsed by the 5D Mark II, which uses a newer DIGIC IV chip and captures images at roughly the same resolution. Competing cameras such as the Nikon D3x also offer higher resolutions.
PMA begins on March 3rd.
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Western Digital 2TB HDD is now a reality - spotted in stores
As reported a couple of times earlier, WD ahs been working on a 2 terabyte HDD. We noticed that it's now finally available. A tad pricy though at roughly 225 EUR / 250 USD. The HDD is labeled as Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS and comes with 4 500 GB platters. It has no less than 32MB of cache memory and a seek time of 8.9ms.
Early tests show that the driver has a read speed of 90 MBps and a write speed of 80 MBps. Not bad at all for such a large drive. Soon the competition will follow, we expect Seagate will be next.
Gigabyte launches three entry-level Chassis
Gigabyte is proud to introduce 3 new entry level model chassis GZ-X7, GZ-X8 en GZ-X9. The models support tool less installation, cable management, drive locks and other features. The X serie chassis have an excellent price/quality ratio and many possibilities.
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- RoHS ready
- Tool-less assembly (Optional)
- Integrated thermal solution housing 12cm exhaust and optional intake
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MSI gaming notebook GT 627 packs NVIDIA 9800M GS video
MSI has officially announced a new member of its MSI Gaming Notebook series, a stylish anodized brushed aluminum GT627, featuring company
Klipsch intros three home theater speaker systems
Klipsch Audio has announced the upcoming launch of three new, entry-level 5.1-channel surround-sound speaker systems. The HD Theater 1000 is the headliner, sporting five identical speakers for its five channels. Each houses two 2.5-inch fiber composite drivers and a 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter with a MicroTractrix Horn. The bass is reproduced by a 10-inch subwoofer with a fiber composite cone. All speakers are driven by a hybrid class D amplifier.
The mid-range offering is the HD Theater 500, which has 2.5-inch IMG drivers and a smaller 8-inch subwoofer powered by a conventional class D amplifier. The center channel speaker is unique from the four other speakers as it has a dual-woofer driver.
The HD Theater 300 shares the speakers of the 500 system, but shrinks the subwoofer further, to a 6.5-inch driver. Another difference is its magnetically shielded center channel, meant to protect CRT monitors or TVs from being distorted. All three systems can be wired into PC set-ups or can act as entry level TV entertainment additions, though they do not have a receiver that allows for the quick and easy switching of multiple sources.
The HD Theater 1000 will ship in February, while the 500 and 300 will be available some time in March. The systems will be priced at nearly $900, $600 and $400, respectively.