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.
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX review
The TUF series (The Ultimate Force) Sabertooth 990FX is what we'll be placing under our microscope today, styled in the very same color as the earlier models with the ceramic design we see a lot of resemblances. But hey no tactical jacket anymore though.
This AM3+ motherboard is powered by a 10-phase Digi+ VRM. Socket AM3+ will support the Bulldozer based Zambezi FX Series Processors which launch later. The Sabertooth 990FX will come with four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel memory up-to DDR3-1866 MHz straight from the EFI BIOS. What you'll also notice is that the TUF (The Ultimate Series) has four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 PCIe graphics card slots based on what you use the slots for of course. Interesting fact is that this motherboard series now is SLI compatible.
Check out the review right here.
Computex 2011 - Intel shows LOTS of X79 motherboards
Check it out, in respective order from left to right ASUS CIX79 Deluxe, ASROCK X79 Extreme4, Gigabyte GD X79A-UD3 and the MSI X79A-GD65. That's it for this monday's Computex news.
Computex 2011 - MSI works on improved Z68 Mobo
The motherboard you spot below is a new revision of the a Z68 from intel, the MSI Z68A-GD80 rev3, a little birdy whispered that this board will get next-gen compliant PCIe slots, meaning more bandwith. Initial tests with super-SSD PCIe RAID solition show a significant improvement in performance according to MSI. Yes PCie Expres gen 3.
After being awake for 30+ hours though I kind of forgot to ask .. how they accomplish it. Has to be via an additional bridge chip though, we'll cover more about this later this week. But for now have a look at the pretty pics.
Computex 2011 - ASUS MARS II caught on camera
When you walk by the ASUS booth and notice a very weird looking card, well then you get curious. Check out the two photo's below, that is in fact the MARS II which you've all been hearing about.
Now the product is yet to be announced so I'm not saying anything more other about specs then what is already known on the web, and we all know that this is a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 with a 19-Phase Super Alloy Power technology and Direct CU dual-fan cooling to keep it cool.
Here are the first pics:
Computex 2011 - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Multiview
ZOTAC kicks off Computex 2011 with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Multiview