Computex 2011 - Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview and Z68-ITX WiFi
Over at the Zotac booth there was quite a bit of new kit on display, also behind the scenes some interesting NDA stuff hah ! Zotac is gooing strong with the cutest form-factor motherboards and even have a model based on the Z68 chipset on that. Here's a little PR snippet on that:
The Z68-ITX WiFi and Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme
Computex 2011 - Noctua to release new CPU coolers
It is always nice to meet the guys from Noctua. As you all know we've tested pretty much all of their offerings and evangelize them a lot, their products are high-end, somewhat expensive but always worth every penny as the cooling capacity is awesome and the sheer silence always great.
Noctua has been working on a new fan, and you might just say a fan is just a fan .. well not for Noctua, pure and sheer science at work is what you are about to see and what they have been developing for two years, can you imagine that ?
we can't help it, but we are fans of their fans. Currently I lack the background info from a PDF they have send out as Internet is so fricking bad over here. But have a close look at the photo-gallery as these are the most advanced fans in terms of research and development I have ever seen.
Cooler wise there will be some new models introduced as well, take a closer look at the upcoming cooler there are some prototypes in there as well. Sorry for the lack of info, but the internet is caving in here at the moment. In a later stage (next week) I'll likely post some more information on the new models and that new fan, which very much draws my attention. Check out the gallery here.
Computex 2011 - Gelid has the best boothbabes
We dropped by Gelid, known from their recent entry in the cooler market for a quick chat. New in the lineup (to be released) is an all new model high-perf heatpipe cooler tagged as the GX7 with as you can guess seven heatpipes. The cooler follows that somewhat regular design offering high-end perf versus acceptable noise levels verus a competitive price. We expect the cooler to retail for roughly 40~45 USD.
They also had a new low profile cooler on displaay and their latest model VGA cooler supporting even the GTX 580 and also a prototype VGA cooler, bigger phatter and thus offering more capacity. The white chassis in the photo gallery is actually also a project that they started, which should sell in Q3.
Oh and I saved the best for last in the Gelid photo-shoot. The cutest girlss you can think of, showing hardware just for you guys ... what more could you wish for eh ? :)
Check out the Gelid Computex gallery right here.
Computex 2011 - Club3D goes CoolStream
Known predominantly in Europe Club3D was at Computex with a meeting place as well. We quickly hopped by and took some photo's of their latest custom cooler graphics cards called coolstream. Club3D offers both ATI and NVIDIA cards, new in the low-end range the passive cooled models. They recently also started a PSU line ranging from regular to high-end and an upcoming product is a little USB extension that allows you to connect another monitor.
Take for example a laptop, plug in a USB device, install the driver and hook up an external monitor. Up to 6 devices and thus monitors are supported with a resolution support of slightly over 19x12 per monitor, go check out the photo's right here.
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.