Online News July 29, 2011

  • [Anandtech.com] Corsair Obsidian 650D: Transmuting Graphite to Obsidian

    Corsair pretty much stormed out of the gate when they entered the enclosure market, starting at the top with the Obsidian 800D and gradually working their way down, and each case has been well-received. Their first “budget” offering was still fairly pricey, but the Graphite 600T reviewed well…
  • [Anandtech.com] 28nm Radeon Chips This Year? AMD Says Yes

    During its Q2 2011 earnings conference, AMD’s interim-CEO Thomas Seifert revealed that AMD already has working samples of GPUs using a 28nm fabrication process. AMD claims it is on track to introduce a revamped lineup of GPUs codenamed “Southen Islands” using the new process later…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Silicon Power Intros Marvel M60 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Silicon Power announced its latest USB 3.0 flash drive, the Marvel M60. This cap-less flash drive features a retractable USB connector, and is almost completely made of chrome-plated exterior material. Measuring 73mm x 22mm x 9 mm, the drive weighs just 15 g. It is available in 32 GB and 64 GB…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Biostar readying improved Z68 motherboard

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    It’s tough being at the bottom of the list of motherboard manufacturers, but it doesn’t stop Biostar from doing what it’s doing and the company is getting ready to launch its slightly higher-end Z68 motherboard,…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) VIA Labs Launches VL751, the Next-Generation USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controller

    VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced its latest USB 3.0 device controller, the VIA Labs VL751 SuperSpeed USB to NAND flash controller. The VL751 is VIA Labs’ second-generation single-chip solution for USB 3.0 flash drives, and offers enhanced…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sharkoon Announces Lightweight high-end, 3D Sound Headset for PS3, Xbox 360 & PC

    CompuExpert, a division of Digital Interactive Systems Corp., today announced the Sharkoon X-Tactic SR will begin shipping August 16 in North America, and will be available exclusively from Amazon.com. The latest in the award-winning line of specially designed gaming headsets delivers the ultimate…
  • [Anandtech.com] Logitech Revue Slashed To $99 After Poor Sales

    It hasn’t been a great year for Logitech, and that’s owing in part to the failure of their Google TV platform to take off in a market filled with cheaper alternatives. Amidst their dismal Q1 Financial Statement, Logitech announced that they would be slashing the price of the Logitech Revue below…
  • [Anandtech.com] 150GB & 300GB VelociRaptors Get SATA 6 Gbps, Larger Cache

    While SSDs are all the rage these days, Western Digital is still making headway on their 10,000RPM VelociRaptors. The drives come in 150GB, 300GB, 450GB and 600GB capacities in both 2.5” and 3.5” form factors. However, until recently only the 450GB and 600GB variants were available with…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Antec High Current Pro 1200W Review

    The High Current Pro looks good on paper, but can it come through our tests unscathed?Image: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bit-tech/hardware/~4/lp-DoVlkLzk

    More… (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bit-tech/hardware/~3/lp-DoVlkLzk/1)

  • [Anandtech.com] Ask the Experts: Enterprise & Cloud Computing Questions Answered, Part 1

    Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel, VMWare as well as our own expert on all things Enterprise & Cloud Computing – Johan de Gelas.

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  • [Hothardware.com] Apple’s Sandy Bridge-Based Mac Mini Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/mini110.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Apples-Core-i5-Mac-Mini-Review/) Apple’s Mac mini hadn’t seen a substantial update for about a year, but with Intel’s second generation Core processor family arriving in 2011, it was only a matter of time before…
  • [Anandtech.com] Eagle Ridge: The Cheaper, (optionally) Smaller Thunderbolt Controller

    If you’ve seen any of the new Thunderbolt Macs torn apart you will recognize the piece of silicon above. That flip-chip package is Intel’s first Thunderbolt controller, codename: Light Ridge (clever). It features four Thunderbolt channels (4 x 10Gbps bidirectional = 80Gbps aggregate bandwidth) and…
  • [Anandtech.com] 2011 MacBook Air SSD Features the Same Controller as Samsung 470

    Like we suspected (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4275/apple-now-using-samsung-ssds-in-macbook-air) in April, the Samsung SSD found in some 2010 and 2011 MacBook Airs is indeed using the same controller as Samsung 470 series. The controller carries a model number of S3C29MAX01-Y340. The firmware is…
  • [Overclock3D.net] iiyama ProLite E2473HDS Review

    Today we take a look at an LED-backlit 1080P monitor from iiyama, the Prolite E2473HDS. How does it stack up?

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/iiyama_prolite_e2473hds_review/1)

  • [Expreview.com] AMD Catalyst 11.7 WHQL Driver Available With Various Bug Fixes

    Now AMD has officially released the Catalyst 11.7 WHQL-certified driver,which features various bug fixes and support for the Radeon HD 2000,HD 3000,HD 4000,HD 5000 and HD 6000 series desktop cards and the Radeon 3000 and 4000 series chipsets. The updated features of AMD Catalyst 11.7 WHQL Driver…

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