Computex 2011 - Asrock Booth
With the speed of lightning we had to go by the Asrock booth, they had a great number of motherboards on display, amongst them all new A75, 990FX, Z68 and other motherboards. Also on display the new Vision 3D HTPC Series and CoreHT. The newly-launched CoreHT HTPC Series provide users a chance of experiencing a media center. A Intel Sandy Bridge processor allows this platform to support Intel HD Graphics 3000 and Built-in Visuals. With the support of Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D playback via HDMI v1.4a output, users are ensured to watch the fantastic 3D movies completely.
Have a peek at the Computex booth right here.
Computex 2011 - MSI Booth
Good lordy .. internet sucks from Taiwan to the EU .. 60% packet loss on HINET on average, aah well we'll keep trying and pushing if not we'll catch up with our coverage over the weekend when we are back in Europe.
In the following gallery I wanted to give you a small overview of some of the MSI components. Of course the new GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition was the primary card being released by MSI at computex. Since we already reviewed it we strongly suggest to read that content if you did not do so already.
More news on the Z68 motherboard we mentioned earlier on Monday, we confirmed it is indeed PCIE 3.0 ready, and that will kick in with the combination of the upcoming revised Sandy Bridge processors. It's a kickass motherboard alright.
Another motherboard we have pending for review is MSI's 990FX, we have a photo of it and the board itself already arrived at Guru3D for a review soon. Anyway we already covered a lot of MSI stuff here at Computex, have a peek. See the photo gallery right here.
Computex 2011 - Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 Kits
Vengeance LP memory features heat spreaders with a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25 millimeters), compared to the standard height of 1.87" (47.37 millimeters). These modules are designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or other space-constrained applications that prevent the use of standard Vengeance memory.
Vengeance LP memory kits will be available in a variety of colors, including Jet Black, Cerulean Blue,and a Special Edition Arctic White. Like the original Vengeance, all Vengeance LP modules are designed to operate at 1.5V, making them ideal for use in 2nd Generation Intel® Core
Computex 2011 - Corsair H80 and H100 Hydro Liquid CPU Coolers
The Hydro Series H80 and H100 feature the latest cooling performance technology, simple installation, and maintenance-free operation. Both include a low-profile, light-weight cooling unit with a micro-channel copper cold plate and a split-flow manifold for superior cooling, and digital fan control, allowing the user to select between low-noise, balanced, and maximum cooling modes. The H80 includes a double-thick 120mm radiator for compatibility with virtually all standard ATX PC cases. The top-of-the-line H100 uses a dual 120mm radiator for even better performance, and is compatible with PC cases that provide mounting capability for a standard 240mm radiator.
Both the H80 and H100 include a Corsair Link digital connector, allowing them to take full advantage of the new Corsair Link
Computex 2011 - Corsair Carbide Series of PC Cases
The Carbide Series 400R and 500R have been designed for PC gamers with the same builder-friendly philosophy as the award-winning Obsidian Series
HIS Radeon 6870 ICEQ X Turbo X review
We review the HIS Radeon 6870 ICEQ X Turbo X. The concept entails a customized blue cooler that is impressively silent and keeps that GPU nicely chilled down. HIS now offers the IceQ X - Turbo X version, which entails a factory higher clock frequency on the product, and that should bring in a little more performance of course.
Check out the full review right here.
Computex 2011 - ASUS Booth
We've covered all important stuff from ASUS in earlier Computex news-bulletins already but I added new photo-gallery of the ASUS booth and products on displaay. Go have peek at the latest motherboards, graphics cards, the new noise canceling headphones.
Topic of interest is a new notebook, the G53SX which does amazingly good 3D without the use of glasses, that really impressed me.
Anyway have a peek there are 33 new photo's in this particular gallery. Which only took an hour to uplaod with the internet bandwith available here :)
Computex 2011 - Cooler Master
Following on the CM Storm theme, they will also be launching Cooler Masters first ever gaming headset, the CM Storm Sirus with true 5.1-channel audio thanks to four speakers in each ear cup for class leading, real-time surround sound.
In the photo gallery you'll also notice the winner of the Case Mod 2011 Competition. The rest of the photo-booth show some niche kit.
Unfortunately the really good stuff was still under NDA, amongst them a new Cosmos chassis hat is the bomb really. It got delayed along with another chassis and thus could not make Computex launch time. Have a peek at the new models PSU's, also a new gamers Mechanical keyboard that looks really good, some new prototype coolers and also a further advancement of that you have seen at CeBIT on the LCS side.
Check out the Cooler Master Computex gallery right here.
Computex 2011 - Zalman shows CNPS 12X Cooler
Over at the Hyatt hotel Zalman was displaying some new kit. Amongst them a rather impressive new 3 fan but totally silent cooler called the CNPS12X, the new CNPS 7X LED and also an update on the VGA cooling side as the VF300F got an updated to support the GeForce GTX 580.
In the power supply departments you'll notice more affordable 500 and 600 HP Plus models. But yeah the center piece of the Zalman photo gallery will be that CNPS12X. Also the last 5-6 photo's in the gallery show a new aluminum chassis that is in an early prototype stage, cool stuff to look at as it goes against everything we wish for lately like cable management, this one has one trend only .. pure style. Have a peek at Zalman's latest at Computex right here.
Computex 2011 - OCZ to release RevoDrive Hybrid HDD SSD solution
Located in the Hyatt hotel OCZ is displaying some really interesting kit. The new RevoDrive 3 (120K IOPS!), and RevoDrive 3 X2 ripping holes in you know what at 1200 MB/sec (!) of course the new Vertex and Agility 3 series but the biggest buzz will be a product that is due to be released soon.
It is the OCZ RevoDrive hybrid which is a combination of SSD and HDD. You'll see versions with a 60 or 120 GB SSD partition, combined with say a 500GB HDD. The unit will get a software layer responsible for caching your file, very similar to what Intel does with their SRT Cache technology. The difference here is that the HDD is paired with a blistering fast SandForce SF2200 controller with the NAND flash partitions setup in RAID0. This is going to result in a Hybrid SSD capable of managing 30K IOPS (4KB) which is serious business as it's paired with a storage capacity of 500 to a 1 TB of storage. Pricing is still to be determined but we expect a 500 GB solution at roughly 400 USD.
Also check out the photo's of the product that sets a new benchmark of 1 million 4K write IOPS with the Z-Drive R4 equipped 3U Colfax International Server based on a Supermicro platform, which features 7.2TB of MLC storage (you can't ever afford it and it's a corporate product). But is does demonstrate which huge steps company is making right now.
Also on display some new power supplies and the rest of OCZs recent and new offerings. Have a peek in our photo-gallery ... and be amazed. Clock here to check the photo's out.
Computex 2011 - NZXT shows new chassis and HAVIK CPU coolers
And we are resuming news posts from Computex again, the press centers are overloaded and thus Internet access here in Taiwan is absolutely dreadful, worse then that, it is the same in the hotel.
So with the crawling bandwith available, let me try and pick up on things. This morning we visited NZXT, they had somee new kit on display like the Source 210, a starter chassis for gamers on a budget that want a nice set of features but don
Computex 2011 - G.Skill showing Phoenix II Pro 6G SSD and lots of memory
G.Skill lured in the crowd with an impressive booth at the Nangang Computex facility. On display is their new Phoenix II Pro, based on the latest SandForce SF-2200 controller with the whopping random write speed up to 60K IOPS. The SSD achieves ultra fast sequential read/write speed up up to 550/510 MB/s.
Next to that memory setups, lots of tthem in all quantities and frequencies alright. On display was a 16GB kit for Intel Z68/P67 platform - DDR3 2,300MHz CL9-11-9-28 16GB (4GBx4) 1.65V RipjawsX kit, a pretty kickass AMD 990FX platform with DDR3 running at 2,133MHz 16GB! And their memory monster setup 48GB(4GBx12) 2000MHz CL8 on the luxury EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2) motherboard with two Intel Xeon LGA1366 CPU.
On display for the fastest memory kit (Intel P55 platform) was some DDR3 2,400MHz CL9-11-10-28 8GB (4GBx2) 1.65V, the Trident kit.
Anyway go check the photo-gallery right here for some impressive kits on display.
Computex 2011 - In-Win shows prototype chassis
Next in line at Computex was a quick appointment with In-Win, they are going strong and we have some new kit and two prototype chassis to show you in the photo-gallery.
Amongst the photo's you'll notice that from top to bottom their Commander II and Airtorn power supplies now will get a bronze efficiency rating, good to see that. The two white chassis are the prototype's and do not have names just yet. That black and white one with the diamond shape red mesh is interesting to look at, also it has the motherboard tray reversed meaning your mobo would be positioned upside-down.
Click here to check out the photo's.
Computex 2011 - BitFenix shows new kit
After the colossal released of the BitFenix Colossal (I love to make this pun all the time), BitFenix is ready to introduce some new kit. New USB 3.0 upgrades will become ready, they have some new fans on display, and the brightest LED strips to fill up your chassis.
New are two entry-level chassis that will be launched at the 30-40 EUR bracket, check them out in the photo gallery, they are called MERC series. They are also working on a fan control unit based on an LCD screen which can control all fans by software. As an extension to that actual fan RPM can also be regulated (in the future) with the help of an Android and IOS application for your mobile phone.
Anyway, check out some of the photo's right here.
Computex 2011 - ASUS ROG press conference
Targeted specifically at gamers ASUS has the Republic of Gamers (ROG) segment of products. The ROG segment is so big and special that there was a separate press conference for it. Earlier today we already showed you the hotty x-chromosome holding a motherboard called project Danshui Bay which comes with two processor sockets, one being LGA 1366 and the other Ivy Bridge LGA 2011. More photo's in this gallery.
The gallery also covers all products launched today, and you guys are in luck as seriously hot babe was presenting them all, so please do get your freak on. items introduced where the Z68 and AMD 990FX motherboards, the new Crosshair V Formula, the new GTX 580 based Matrix card, the new Vulcan ANC gaming headset with active noise-canceling technology . Two new NVIDIA GTX 580-based graphics cards, the MATRIX GTX580 and MARS II, further expand the ROG range.
Now I can write a million words here, but well who am I kidding as chances are pretty good that your focus will be the the hotty presenting the products. Once the blood returns to the head, please do check out the ASUS ROG hardware photo's as well okay ?
Check the press conference photo's right here.
Computex 2011 - PowerColor Radeon 6970 X2 Dual GPU
Here over at Computex graphics card company Tul aka PowerColor is showing of some new products. We placed the photo's in a more easy to navigate photo-gallery where you'll see single slot Radeon 6800 series cards, a passively cooled R6850, the new Vortex series, some system with cards setup in LCS and hey now, be sure to check out the all new R6970 X2, a custom design dual GPU Radeon HD 6970 custom cooled. The product is still a mockup. They are also working on a dual-GPU 6870, which should be interesting for the more budget minded.
Have a look at the photo gallery right here.
Computex 2011 - ASUS Project Danshui Bay
Over at the ASUS press conferencee, of which we'll show you some more photo's later on they where showing a rather unusual prototype motherboard, it is labeled under project Danshui Bay and comes with two processor sockets, one being LGA 1366 and the other Ivy Bridge LGA 2011.
Interesting stuff as we hope these puppies will be allowed to run both processors ate the same time. Not a lot of info is availble on the board, but check out the pretty pictueres, including one to the left with the x-chromosome that dominated the floor.
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme edition review
When we tested the GeForce GTX 580 Lightning from MSI roughly a month ago, we stated that the product might become product of the year, it really is that good. But little we knew about an Xtreme edition that MSI still had in the works.
Armed with color changing fans and 3GB of memory MSI raises the bar once again.
Check out the full review right here.