ROCCAT Savu mouse
ROCCAT announced it will present a new mid-sized hybrid gaming mouse called Savu at next month's CeBIT 2012:
Cooler Master Elite 361 out soon
Cooler Master will roll out the Elite 361, it is a new budget case that will ship later this month. The specifications of this mini-tower can be found over here.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today unveils the Elite 361 rotatable chassis. A formidable Mini-Tower contender, Elite 361 focuses on versatility and expandability within a compact enclosure.
Touting a modern minimalist design, Elite 361 is engineered to be accommodating in space restricted work zones. Given its unique structure and airflow design, Elite 361 can be placed either horizontally or vertically within a space. A rotatable Cooler Master logo and four user attachable rubber feet assist in making these transitions. Front panel ports are positioned to be easily accessible in either orientation.
Viewing the interior reveals that Elite 361 supports up to a full-sized ATX motherboard, six 3.5
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Cooler Master cuts HAF-X and 932 prices as well
Only in the EU though, Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, power supply, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, offers a very special gift to celebrate its twenty years of existence. Read the text below for more info; this gift only applies to European countries.
One of our most popular cases the last few years has without a doubt been the HAF X. As most people know, HAF stands for
Antec High Current Gamer M PSU Series
Antec announces High Current Gamer M series, a mid-range wattage class of Hybrid Modular power supplies. The High Current Gamer M series is an extension of the HCG PSU line issued in late 2010 but features hybrid modularity, allowing for cleaner systems by reducing cable clutter behind the motherboard.
Fake Core i7-990X Surfaces on Forums being sold
Scammers are everywhere, even in the high-end CPU market. An unsuspecting buyer paid hundreds of dollars for a Core i7-990X six-core LGA1366 processor, only to end up with a badly-done fake. The fake chip is a worthless LGA775 Pentium, on which the IHS markings of a Core i7-990X have been etched. Intel and AMD put tiny windows on their retail processor boxes so buyers could see these markings before breaking open the company seal.
The thread where this fake was reported can be read here.
In the case of the i7-990X shown in the Intel forums, anyone knowledgeable about processors would know it was not genuine, as the chip is in the wrong package (ie the wrong size), and fits the wrong socket. Unfortunately, not every consumer is as knowledgeable as most who frequent this site, so fakes like that can easily be sold on eBay and other outlets for a huge profit. It's unknown exactly which processor it was originally as the user who reported on it had not yet had a chance to test it, but one thing is for sure - it is a socket 775 chip and not a socket 1366, which it should be.
As a final thought, when buying parts (new or second-hand) from an unknown retailer, or through a private sale (eg on a forum where the seller is not known) you may not have any options to recover the cost of your investment. On the other hand, buying expensive components from large, established retailers usually means you will get genuine parts that they purchased either from the manufacturer or from an authorized distributor, meaning a far lower chance of a fake product slipping through, and a far greater chance of getting either a refund or replacement if your goods do not work as advertised (ie fakes or faulty goods). The manufacturer is under no obligation to help you if your goods are fake.
AMD FirePro V3900 Professional Graphics Card
AMD today launched the AMD FirePro V3900, which enables best-in-class workstation experiences at an entry-level price point. By leveraging AMD's latest graphics features, including AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD FirePro V3900 provides up to 95% better application performance than the competition. The AMD FirePro V3900 will be available in select workstation systems today and will be sold for USD$119 MSRP at select online resellers.
"The AMD FirePro V3900 is the most powerful entry-level professional graphics card on the market today," says Sandeep Gupte, general manager of Professional Graphics, AMD. "Armed with advanced multi-display capability of AMD Eyefinity technology, extensive certifications for professional applications and blazing fast performance, it offers best-in-class value for our technical and business customers."
Engineered for professionals looking for optimized graphics performance at entry-level pricing, the AMD FirePro V3900's 1 GB of DDR3 RAM drives memory bandwidth of almost 29 GB/s, maximizing GPU performance for the highest level of user experience.3 And through AMD's productive relationship with workstation solution providers, graphics professionals will have access to the AMD FirePro V3900 in a range of industry-leading systems from HP and others.
"HP makes workstations that meet the needs of the world's most demanding customers and feature the latest technologies," says Jeff Wood, vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. "The AMD FirePro V3900, in combination with our HP Z Workstations, offers robust performance for professional workstation applications, providing HP customers with a seamless user experience at an affordable price."
AMD FirePro products are tested and certified with many leading software applications to ensure compatibility, stability, and optimal performance. OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL support means users can render and manipulate models using the broadest range of tools and applications and know the graphics card is compatible with current and future software applications.
"The AMD FirePro V3900 certainly delivers the performance, reliability and compatibility that CAD professionals are looking for when undertaking the latest design projects," said Nick Iwaskow, Senior Alliances & Partnership Manager, DS SolidWorks Corp. "Coupled with the best 3D CAD solutions from Dassault Syst
NVIDIA Kepler lineup Exposed ?
Expreview found leaked details about NVIDIA's upcoming Kepler family. According to the rumors, NVIDIA has three new chips, the GK110, GK104 and GK106.
Click on the thumbnail for the overview.
In spite of such condition, NVIDIA still doesn
AMD to release new FX CPUs
ComputerWorld writes AMD has three new FX processors inbound; the FX-4170, FX-6200 and FX-8150 (WOX). The FX-4170 is the first AMD chip to exceed 4GHz, it offers a 4.2GHz clockspeed and a 4.3GHz Turbo.
The FX-8150 (WOX) includes a liquid cooling kit, but at $398.29 it's considerably more expensive than the air cooled FX-8150 ($269.99 at Newegg).
AMD FX-4170 will be the first production AMD processor with clock speed greater than 4 GHz. This quad-core CPU is clocked at 4.2 GHz, and up to 4.3 GHz when two or more cores are idle. As all retail FX-Series products, FX-4170 has unlocked clock multiplier, and comes with 8 MB L3 cache. Thermal Design Power of this model is 125 Watt. The chip can be pre-ordered for $153.27, and we hope that the price will drop a bit once the FX-4170 is released.
Model Cores Frequency Turbo Frequency L3 cache TDP Pre-order price
- FX-Series FX-4170 4 4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz 8 MB 125 Watt $153.27
- FX-Series FX-6200 6 3.8 GHz 4.1 GHz 8 MB 125 Watt $188.48
- FX-Series FX-8150 (WOX) 8 3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz 8 MB 125 Watt $398.29
Windows 8 UI is dropping the 'Start' button
Microsoft has removed the 'Start' menu button from its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, according to a consumer preview released earlier this week.
The leaked screenshot, obtained by PCbeta, reveal that Microsoft has removed the button. This was probably done as part of Microsoft's Metro-style UI effort to make the user interface more intuitive across multiple devices. While the Start button may be gone, the button's core functionality will be retained using a 'hot corner'. The hot corner, which you activate by either touching or mousing over one of the screen's four corners, will supposedly activate a start-style menu screen when the operating system is both desktop and Metro UI mode. The Live Bar, which allows you to pin frequently used programs to, will continue being used in Windows 8, according to the report.
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Intel series 520 240GB SSD review
We review the Intel series 520 240GB SSD. They now have multiple SSDs on the market initially with their proprietary controller, then a Marvel controller, and today Intel releases the Series 520 SSDs based on SandForce, well LSI these days.
According to Intel that will increase sequential read and write performance to 520MB/s, which makes the Series 520 the fastest SSDs they have ever produced.
Read the full article right here.
AMD Expects a Major Consumer Product Company to Use Its Chips
Advanced Micro Devices revealed many things during its Financial Analyst Day, some good (like plans for a
Deep Cool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler
I think it was back in May of last year that Deep Cool
Xigmatek Gigas Brushed Aluminum Micro-ATX Cube Case Announced
Xigamtek is celebrating a first with the Gigas Micro-ATX Cube, as it is their first Aluminum chassis. Even with its compact dimensions, the Gigas Cube manages to fit high-end Hardware, allowing one to easily build a potent HTPC or Gaming system. USB 3.0, space for up to 4 fans, along with a fan controller round up the list of features.
Super Talent quad-channel DDR3 kits
Super Talent introduced new quad-channel DDR3 memory with clockspeeds of 1600MHz and 1866MHz. You can get it as 4GB modules or in 16GB kits.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash solutions, today announces their Quadra series, overclocked, quad-channel DDR3 memory kits, targeted at the extreme enthusiast market.
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