CoolIT C240 ALC ECO review
CoolIT C240 ALC ECO review
We test and review the CoolIT C240 ALC ECO CPU cooler. Though these standalone kits are pretty darn good, some of you would prefer to see a product based on not just that 120mm radiator/fan size, but a dual-radiator 240mm product. CoolIT listened, learned and adapted. As such a couple of weeks ago they started selling a dual-radiator (ALC ECO 240) liquid cooling kit.
The products are all based on the ECO series, yet with that bigger radiator and two fans. This should help shave off another 5 to 10 degrees C of the processor temperature.
Read the full review right here.
Fusion-io Next-Generation ioMemory Module
Fusion-io, the pioneer of a new tier of flash-based memory (ioMemory), today announced the availability of its new ioMemory module. With support for the latest generation of MLC NAND Flash, 3X-nanometer (nm), Fusion-io is able to double the capacity of its family of products and achieve up to 1.28 terabytes (TB) of capacity from a single PCI Express card.
"We are at an inflection point in the industry where MLC technology has moved from consumer-grade products to datacenter systems, creating a much needed shift in the enterprise flash market to thinner, smaller, high capacity solutions with more than ample storage," said Joseph Unsworth, Research Director at Gartner.
Fusion's next-generation ioMemory module doubles the capacity of the company's PCI Express-based solutions. When used in concert with Fusion's newly released ioMemory Virtual Storage Layer (ioMemory VSL), the ioMemory technology delivers significant performance enhancements to achieve nearly 300,000 sustained IOPS and more efficient CPU utilization-to-work output than any other solution on the market.
Rather than impersonating a hard drive, Fusion's new ioMemory module offers an extension of the memory hierarchy for servers. Along with providing tighter integration with host systems and applications, the new ioMemory module also includes the following:
- Up to 1.28TB of capacity on a single PCI Express card
- Improved performance up to 285,000 sustained IOPS with under 25 microseconds commit latency
- Guarantees data integrity in the event of power loss
- No failure-prone batteries or super-capacitors needed to protect in-flight data
- Fusion's self-healing Flashback protection that offers Fusion's proprietary, RAID-like chip-level redundancy
- Sustained performance and endurance, even for applications that store compressed data
- Existing ioMemory deployments are field upgradable
PowerColor outs Low Profile Radeon HD 5750
TUL aka PowerColor released a new card that should interest to the HTPC community, a Low Profile Radeon HD 5750 that should be silent.
The card will have it's core running at at 700 MHz and comes with 1GB of 128-bit GDDR5 graphics memory clocked at 4,600 MHz. The card features a good 720 Stream processors, quite a lot for this class of product. I mentioned silent cooling, so that is managed by a dual-slot Arctic Cooling unit with two fans. Connectivity wise we are looking at D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort outputs.
Intel Buys McAfee for $7.68 Billion
Intel will pay $48 per share in cash for McAfee in its biggest acquisition ever. The price represents a 60 percent premium to McAfee's Wednesday closing price. The pact is the latest in a steady stream of technology deals, including Dell Inc's (DELL.O) $1.3 billion purchase of storage company 3PAR Inc (PAR.N) earlier this week.
The McAfee deal, which caught many analysts by surprise because its marries a chipmaker and a software maker, underscores Intel's determination to continuing expanding beyond the PC market to hot businesses like mobile devices and smartphones.
But, for the moment, the biggest advantage in the deal may be Intel's ability to sell McAfee's software to PC customers. Intel supplies roughly 80 percent of the microprocessors used in PCs.
Dungeon Siege 3 Gamescom 2010 Trailer
PS3 Jailbroken ? The first PS3 Mod Chip ?
Oz retailer OzModChips.com is claiming to have cracked the previously uncrackable PS3 via a USB mod chip.
They have posted three videos to YouTube showing the alleged hack, marketed as PS Jailbreak, which purportedly is executed by plugging a $170 (Australian) USB stick into the PlayStation 3.
VLC Media Player 1.1.3 available for download
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
- GPU and DSP decoding, depending on the platform
- Faster and more stable
- New codecs and HD codecs enhancements
- MKV, mp4 and avi improvements
- Important code cleanup and rewrite
- Interface and playlist reworked
- Completely Free
Access and demuxers:
- fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
- fix for podcasts parsing
- DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
- fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab, CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
- fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
- fix m3u playlists exports
- fix video autoresize behaviour
- Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
- Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
GPU-Z 0.4.5 released
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
Changes in version 0.4.5:
- Fixed shader count on NVIDIA GTX 460, added die size & transistors
- Fixed ROP count on AMD Redwood
- Added support for ATI FirePro V7800, ATI IGP 320M, ATI FireGL X1, ATI HD 4200 variants
- Added launch on Windows startup function accessible via system menu and supporting UAC
- Autoupdater will not check for update when no Internet connection detected
- Fixed browser not starting correctly from autoupdater
- Screenshot detection that promotes GPU-Z's own screenshot upload feature
- Sensor data collection limited to 6 hours of data per sensor (~250 KB)
- Shortened Clevo PCI vendor name
Lian Li PC-Q11 Chassis Mini-Q Series
Dimensioned at 200x326x260mm(W.H.D.) and weights only in 2.42kg, the new Mini-Q PC-Q11 series supports Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX motherboards. For an ultimate convenience sake, users can easily remove the HDD cage, undo the thumb screw, as well as upgrading all the standard parts including one 5.25" optical drive, two 3.5"/2.5" hard drives and ATX P S/2 power supply units. Lian Li once again leads the industry by offering the maximum quality and user-friendly design on its mini tower series - PC-Q11.
The PC-Q11 is made of 1.5mm aluminum alloy panel - thick and solid enough offering no vibration problem. The side panel secured with screws also reduces vibration and lowers the noise level. Last but not least, the PC-Q11 case stands are padded with rubbers to absorb vibration.
Highlights for PC-Q11A / PC-Q11B / PC-Q11R / PC-Q11W
- Supports Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX motherboards
- Two 3.5" HDD & two 2.5" HDD
- One 140mm system fan at the front
- Two PCI expansion slots
- One standard 5.25" optical drive
- Standard ATX PS/2 power supply units
- Support two USB3.0 / HD audio multimedia I/O ports
- Available in four colors: black, silver, red and (New!) piano white
- Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of August
MSRP (VAT not included): US$94.99 for PC-Q11A/B (silver/black), US$114.9 for PC-Q11R (red), and US$174.99 for PC-Q11W (white).
Zalman ZM-MH200 HDD docking station
Zalman released their ZM-MH200, a docking station that supports two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDDs. The product is available in two editions; one with USB 2.0/eSATA support and a slightly more expensive model that supports USB 3.0 and several RAID modes.
Zalman is proudly introducing a Dual HDD Docking Station series, MH200 U3 / MH200 Hub which support up to 2 SATA HDDS simultaneously with 2.5" & 3.5" SATA
ViewSonic to switch entire LCD lineup to LED by early 2011
Interesting move, ViewSonic says that all of its PC LCD displays will feature a LED backlight by early 2011:
Mafia II Tools of the Trade video trailer
This certainly is a title I personally am looking forward to. Next week Mafia II will be launched,. 2K Games has released the second of their four-part series of trailer videos.
The video, titled 'Tools of the Trade,' shows us all of the nice and shiny weapons that we will be popping off. Mafia 2 is scheduled for release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 24 in North America.
Razer BlackWidow keyboard with mouse-click simulation
Whoever who said that keystroke response in gaming is secondary needs to have his street cred checked. Whether it involves lobbing a grenade or micro managing your inventory and ground units, every gamer needs to know that they can rely on their gear for the utmost precise reaction to their every move. This is it my friends, the new Razer
MadCatz introduces ambient experiences technology
MadCatz today announced the Cyborg Gaming Keyboard with amBX technology and Cyborg Gaming Lights with amBX technology, which are both for PC and expected to be the first two
New Ostendotech gaming monitor deluxe
Ostendotech unveils their amazing huge monitor, called CRVD Curved Display. It
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition. A really nice graphics card we can say right away. Gigabyte improved the PCB, applied 3-way fan cooling and overclocked the board. All facts combined created the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition (Super Overclock).
Under SKU code GV-N470SO-13I this product features a 14 phase PWM design, OC Guru graphic card smart tuner and voltage read points. The card comes at default with a 700 MHz core clock, a Shader Clock 1400 MHz and a Memory Clock of 3348 MHz (effective).
And dude .... it's completely silent, check out the full review right here.
Lian Li PC-C50 HTPC chassis
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches its PC-C50 multimedia HTPC chassis
Sony debuts gamers headsets
Sony introduced two new headsets for gamers; the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200.
- DR-GA500 model features 7.1ch digital surround sound perfect for first person shooters (FPS)
- DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 have 40mm drive units for premium gaming sound quality