ROCCAT Savu mid-sized hybrid gaming mouse teased
ROCCAT will show off the Savu mid-size hybrid gaming mouse at CeBIT. This new peripheral promises a significantly better sensor, and should be available in retail stores from early May.
ROCCAT Studios today announced the upcoming availability of the Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse
ADATA XPG SX900 claims fastest SSD in the world
ADATA claims its new XPG SX900 solid state disk will be the most powerful SSD on Earth. The new disk incorporates the SandForce SF-2281 controller and promises max sequential read/write speeds of 550/530MB/s and max random 4K write performance of up to 85,000 IOPS. The XPG SX900 serie will be avaialble in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
The XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX900 solid state drive is an expanded capacity SSD which uses new optimized firmware to utilize greater storage capacity of the NAND Flash components. With superior NAND Flash, the XPG SX900 SSD reaches new levels of stability and performance. The drive breaks new ground in storage capacity for SSDs utilizing the SandForce 2281 controller, reaching 512GB, a 7% increase over common SSDs in the market that use a SandForce controller. This represents a milestone in ADATA
Microsoft shows IllumiShare technology
Seen first at Microsoft TechForum 2012, IllumiShare enables remote people to share any physical or digital object on any surface. It is a low-cost, peripheral device that looks like a desk lamp, and just like a lamp lights up a surface at which it is pointed, IllumiShare shares a surface. To do this, IllumiShare uses a camera-projector pair where the camera captures video of the local workspace and sends it to the remote space and the projector projects video of the remote workspace onto the local space. With IllumiShare, people can sketch together using real ink and paper, remote meeting attendees can interact with conference room whiteboards, and children can have remote play dates in which they play with real toys.
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NVIDIA Kepler GK107 Performance Exposed ?
The chaps over at wccftech noticed that NVIDIA
AMD FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors, Cuts Some Prices
AMD launched two new FX Series processors, the FX-6200 hexa-core and the FX-4170 quad-core, and announced price reductions for the October-released FX-8120 and FX-6100.
The FX-6200 and FX-4170 are made on 32 nm process technology, and feature an AM3+ package, a TDP of 125 W, and 8 MB of L3 cache. The FX-6200 has a base clock of 3.8 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) and is up for pre-order @ 152.70 Euro while its quad-core sibling is set to 4.2 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) and is selling for 120.60 Euro. The updated FX-8120 and FX-6100 prices stand at $185 and $145, respectively.
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Elpida Memory files for bankruptcy
Elpida Memory has filed for bankruptcy protection today, as the firm is unable to refinance its heavy debt. It's the largest Japanese manufacturing corporate failure since World War II, the company has a debt of $5.5 billion and a DRAM marketshare of 12.5 percent.
Elpida decided to separate the low margin PC business to its Taiwanese subsidiary and concentrate instead on higher ASP devices for smartphones after the financial crisis. Yukio Sakamoto, Elpida
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GeForce GTX 670 Ti has 300W board power design
The chaps over at VR-Zone are displaying a diagram based on the (what they claim to be) NVIDIA GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) ASIC, which rpesumably is going to be the GeForce GTX 670 Ti. Apprantly that diagram is showing a 5 NVVDD phase power supply (VRM) design that draws power from 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors.
Up you accumulate that then logic assumes that the board power can peak towards 300W of power as 75W + 150W + 75W from the PCIe connector = 300W That's quite a bit. Phase 1 and 3 will be wired to the 6-pin connector; phase 2, 4, and 5 to the 8-pin connector. NVVDD phases 2, 4, and 5 feed power to the GPU, while phases 1 and 3 power the GDDR5 memory and other components on the board.
Nothing much can be taken from this though, as the boards design power says nothing yet about TDP. Have a peek at the screenshot, courtesy of vr-zone.
ASUS 10.1" Transformer Pad Infinity does 1920x1200 Pixels
The Transformer Pad Infinity is the slate that has just been introduced by ASUS, a renamed TF700T.
It boasts a 10.1-inch display with two major selling points: a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and a Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass 2 panel.
For those unaware, Gorilla Glass panels basically make displays unbreakable, unless tablet owners, or particularly malicious people, truly seek their destruction with abandon. Back to the slate, the Infinity has 1 GB of RAM (random access memory) backing the CPU. Oddly, though, the platform will be different depending on the wireless options.
Where the Wi-Fi version gets the 4-PLUS-1 NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.6GHz SoC, the 3G/4G LTE Pad gets Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 (based on the new 28nm Krait architecture). Both come in the same sort of aluminum case, colored amethyst grey or champagne gold.
Furthermore, ASUS sells the newcomer with 8GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage space and, for some extra money, an optional mobile dock as well (an additional 22Whr battery, keyboard, trackpad, etc.). A battery charge should be good for about 10 hours of operation, while the dock adds 6 more.
Finally, there should be two cameras (8MP back, 2MP back), storage of 16/32/63GB and the Android 4.0 operating system. No pricing or availability yet.
Intel pushes back Ivy Bridge launch
The Finiancial Times reports that Intel expects its next-generation microprocessors to go on sale eight to 10 weeks later than initially planned, according to Sean Maloney, executive vice-president of Intel and chairman of Intel China.
In his first interview to discuss Intel
Corsair Carbide 300R review
The latest in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair would be the 300R, Corsair markets the product being entry-level, a bit peculiar though with its price level at 90 USD, which really is a mainstream price. These chassis remain to be good looking but really are feature rich products. Keywords here would be an okay design chassis, tool free, lots of of space, nice airflow and prepped for liquid cooling.
Check the article here.
Intel 7-Series Z77 Extreme Motherboards
Intel has unleashed quite a few motherboards over the past week, like the Media Series and the Executive 7-Series, all part of the 7-Series, and now we get to look at the high-end models too as softpedia reports:
According to VR-Zone, there are two high-end 7-Series motherboards on the way, powered by the Z77 chipset.
Like them, we aren't exactly sure why it has taken to launching so many motherboards, knowing that the consumer base will more than likely gravitate towards companies that specialize in such products and have proven their brands' worth over and over (ASRock, ASUS, MSI, etc.).
Nevertheless, Intel has released the DZ77GA and DZ77RE for the high-end market.
The former has the Gasper codename and comes with two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, one PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot and a pair of PCI slots.
There is also USB connectivity (four 3.0 and four 2.0 ports at the back, plus some more via headers), FireWire connectivity, eSATA and dual Gigabit Ethernet, plus 7.1-channel audio with optical S/PDIF.
Furthermore, the chip giant implemented an HDMI connector, but this begs the question of why Intel isn't enabling support for multi-display setups.
After all, the bundled LucidLogix Virtu software lets discrete graphics signals pass through the integrated GPU, allowing for more than one monitor to be managed by the mainboard directly, provided there are enough display ports to plug the panels in (which there aren't).
The second motherboard will possess Thunderbolt at least, but more or less the same other specifications as its sibling.
Keep in mind that the PCI Express x4 slot may have to be disabled while Thunderbolt is in use, though.
Intel has been doing its best to extend its reach beyond the CPU market, entering not just the mainboard but also the SSD business. Neither outlet has seen as much success as its primary focus, and with the upcoming Ivy Bridge CPUs supposedly getting cheaper (by $60-70 / 45-53 Euro) this situation can only persist.
Huawei claims its new quad-core chip outshines Tegra 3
Times reports Huawei has revealed high-end smartphones and tablets based on a quad-core chip designed by the company's HiSilicon division. Huawei officials claim the 1.2-1.5GHz KV32 chip outperforms NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC by 30 to 50 percent across a range of benchmarks.
A 64-bit memory bus--twice the width of the tegra3--is one of the main factors in the performance of the KV32, said Jerry Su, chief architect of the chip. Built in a TSMC 40 nm low power process, the chip fits in a 12x12mm package
The KV32 uses four ARM Cortex A9 cores and a 16 core graphics chip co-developed with an unnamed U.S. chip designer. The two collaborated on the GPU