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Cooler Master Extreme II PSUs revealed
Cooler Master reveals its new Extreme II power supplies. The Extreme 2 series will be available in 475W, 525W, 625W and 725W editions for $49.99, $54.99, $74.99 and $94.99, respectively.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today announces its new, more powerful, Extreme 2 Series of power supplies.
Packed with Power
Operating on a powerful dual +12V rail system, the Extreme 2 Series makes itself perfectly suited for powering multiple graphics cards and other demanding system components. This is achieved through the inclusion of higher quality components and process improvements that allow for higher wattage and amperage loads that result in increasing each models overall value to our users.
Peace of Mind
The Extreme 2 Series features world-class safeguards that consist of multiple over power protections which help prevent unfortunate home electrical issues from reaching your computer system?fs vital components. Ensuring a long operating life, Extreme 2 Series power supplies include highly durable capacitors with heat resistance of up to 105?
XigmaTek GIGAS review
SFF / MicroATX cases are typically smaller than typical ATX towers. This means that although the same standard hardware is supported, it is supported in lower quantities. Typically these boxes are used as a suitable HTPC home (home-theater personal computer), but with the looks the GIGAS offers, it would make a great gaming system as well as even lengthy graphics cards, ( up-to 320mm (12.5 inches) can be installed.
Read the review here.
ADATA XPG SX900 SSD
ADATA introduces the XPG SX900, a new solid state disk with the SandForce 2281 controller:
Intel first-quarter profit $2.7 billion
Intel first-quarter profit comes in at $2.7 billionIntel announced first-quarter revenue of $12.9 billion and net income of $2.7 billion, or 53 cents per share. In the same period last year, the chip giant pulled in a profit of $3.16 billion, or 56 cents a share. For the current quarter Intel anticipates revenue of $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million, thereby besting analyst expectations of $13.43 billion, according to data collected by Bloomberg.
Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $12.9 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of $0.53. The company generated approximately $3.0 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.0 billion and used $1.5 billion to repurchase stock.
Windows 8 to have just three SKUs
Microsoft revealed on its Windows blog that there will be three versions of Windows 8, you can read all the details over here. For desktop PCs, laptops and tablets the software giant will have "Windows 8" and "Windows 8 Pro", while the new "Windows RT" is designed for Windows on ARM (WOA) devices.
For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For many consumers, Windows 8 will be the right choice. It will include all the features above plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages on the fly (more details on this feature can be found in this blog post),which was previously only available in Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows. For China and a small set of select emerging markets, we will offer a local language-only edition of Windows 8.
Windows 8 Pro is designed to help tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals obtain a broader set of Windows 8 technologies. It includes all the features in Windows 8 plus features for encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity. Windows Media Center will be available as an economical
ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-Core Hard Macro
ARM announced the Cortex-A15 Quad-Core Hard Macro. This new 28nm quad-core chip runs at 2GHz and promises a performance level in excess of 20,000DMIPS.
ARM today announced the availability of a high performance, power-optimized quad-core hard macro implementation of its flagship ARM
IKEA Uppleva furniture integrates TV, speakers and Blu-ray
IKEA has designed Uppleva, a range of home entertainment systems that feature an LCD TV, a 2.1 sound system and a Blu-ray player, all integrated into one piece of furniture. The concept eliminates the usual cable mess behind your TV, with Uppleva you'll see just two cables; the power cable and aerial.
Uppleva will come in three different designs, with a range of screen sizes starting at 24 inches. If the built-in Blu-ray player isn
The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released
GR: Future Soldier - Mission Walkthrough #2
MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC review
They popped a TwinFrozr III cooler on there with five thick 8mm heatpipes which should give some good cooling performance. The card comes factory overclocked though giving it a little more bite. Read the review right here.
1 TB Model Western Digital VelociRaptor
Western Digital today announced it is now shipping the new WD VelociRaptor 1 TB hard drive, the latest addition to its award-winning drive family, the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard drive on the market today. Designed for high-performance PCs, Mac computers and professional workstations that require a balance of high performance and capacity, the WD VelociRaptor drive is a favorite among enthusiasts and creative professionals. The WD VelociRaptor will also come in capacities of 500 GB and 250 GB.
Leveraging enterprise-class mechanics to provide 24x7 durability under high-performance workloads, the new WD VelociRaptor 1 TB hard drive is geared for creative professionals who demand the ultimate SATA drive. Creative pros use write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files; for example, video editing and digital content creation and management, which ultimately put a strain on storage devices that utilize write-challenged NAND memory for performance enhancement. WD VelociRaptor's outstanding read and write performance across the entire disk capacity makes it a perfect match for the creative professional and enthusiast who want to optimize their tools, enhance productivity, and increase storage space at the same time.
"WD is committed to providing customers with the best performing and most reliable SATA hard drives and our WD VelociRaptor family of drives underscores that promise," said Darwin Kauffman, vice president and general manager of WD's enterprise storage. "With ever-increasing demand for greater capacity, the new 1 TB WD VelociRaptor drive delivers the ultimate combination of speed and storage for the power user."
The WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink - a factory customization that fits the drive into a standard 3.5-inch system bay and keeps the powerful drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop or workstation system.
Features of the WD VelociRaptor hard drives include:
- Super speed - SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache optimize the 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor.
- Higher capacity - WD VelociRaptor SATA hard drives employ Advanced Format Technology to achieve capacities up to 1 TB.
- Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to workstation standards to deliver stellar reliability in high workload environments.
- Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering greater capacity and performance.
- Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
- NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection when in transit.
- Environmentally conscious - In addition to being RoHS-compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.
Price and Availability
WD VelociRaptor hard drives are available now at select distributors, resellers and e-tailers, and come with a five-year limited warranty. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD VelociRaptor 1 TB (model #: WD1000DHTZ) is $319.99 USD, the 500 GB version (model #: WD5000HHTZ) is $209.99 USD and the 250 GB version (model #: WD2500HHTZ) is $159.99 USD.
AMD Radeon HD 7900 gets price cuts
AMD's Radeon HD 7900 series has received a price cut, the Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 can now be found for $479 and $399, respectively. Additionally, the site also received word that select etailers and retail partners will be offering the cards with a "Three for Free" promotion, as customers will receive Codemasters' Dirt: Showdown, Alientrap's Nexuiz, and Ubisoft's Deus Ex: Human Revolution for free.
The Radeon HD 7800 series' pricing remains the same, but the Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition should now be available for as low as $139.
Considering the the 7970 and 7950 launched at a respective $549 and $449, those price cuts are sizable. Not to mention appropriate. The 7970 should now be slightly cheaper than Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 680, which outperforms the AMD card overall and costs $499. Yes, the GTX 680 still isn't in stock at Newegg, and that spoils its competitive position somewhat
Intel Ivy Bridge gets pre-launch price cut
Intel has given some of its Ivy Bridge processors a price cut, even though the chips aren't even launched yet.
With Intel having had a hard time making up its mind with regards to when to actually launch its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, we finally have some good news to report just ahead of the actual launch, Intel has decided to sell the new processors for less than initially expected. We've seen recent pricing details with the older prices still mentioned and although the price cuts aren't huge, any saving is a saving, right?
As you can see in the chart below, the average price cuts end up somewhere between US$7-8, not a massive amount, but considering that early price estimates were even higher, this is all good news. Do note that this is Intel's recommended customer pricing for 1,000 units and not the actual retail pricing.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Update
Crysis 3 Officially Announced
Electronic Arts and Crytek have officially announced Crysis 3:
The hunted becomes the hunter! Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, today announced Crysis 3, the premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013. Powered by Crytek's proprietary CryENGINE, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the role of 'Prophet' as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.
"Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love," said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. "Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we're able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game."
Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution.
Crytek also announced that players who are ready to start the hunt can pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition today. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with early access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Gamers who pre-order now will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for $59.99.
Patriot Memory Extreme Performance EP Flash
Patriot Memory announces the launch of their Extreme Performance SDHC/SDXC UHS-I flash storage. Featuring ultra-fast transfer rates and expanded storage capacities, the Patriot Memory EP Series SDHC/SDXC cards are perfect for stunning high resolution digital photography and increased high definition video recording times.
Designed to provide twice the transfer speeds of previous Class 10 solutions, when used with UHS-I compatible devices, the Patriot Memory EP Series SDHC/SDXC cards deliver the performance necessary for capturing and broadcasting in true real-time. With capacities of up to 128GB, these EP Series SDHC/SDXC cards offer a greatly improved maximum volume when compared to standard SDHC solutions. At the 128GB capacity, the Patriot Memory EP Series SDHC/SDXC card is capable of storing up to 2,560 minutes of 1080p video and well over 26,000 high definition photos.