Online News August 18, 2011

  • [VR-Zone.com] Samsung unveills high-capacity 32GB DRAM module for servers

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    Samsung has announced the availability of its new RDIMM DRAM module for servers, which boasts a maximum capacity of 32GB and makes use of 3D-TSV technology. According to the Korean electronics giant, the new…

  • [Anandtech.com] Intel SSD 320 Firmware Posted, Addresses Bad Context 13x Error

    How about that for turnaround time? Just two days ago (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4625/intel-testing-firmware-fix-for-ssd-320-8mb-power-bug) Intel announced that it had found the root cause of the power cycle bug that could leave your SSD 320 in a mostly unusable 8MB state. Today Intel is making…
  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Introduces Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

    AMD just announced availability of its first triple-core Llano APU: the A6-3500. The 3500 features three cores running at 2.1GHz. AMD’s Turbo Core is supported so you can see clocks of up to 2.4GHz depending on the workload. The rest of the specs are otherwise identical to the A6-3600. You get 320…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Series 7 GAMER to use Diskeeper’s ExpressCache

    With its Z68 chipset (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review) Intel introduced SSD caching (Smart Response Technology), a feature that would allow you to use an ultra small SSD as a read/write cache in front of a larger mechanical drive or…
  • [Anandtech.com] Nintendo and Sony Announce Low-Cost Wii and PSP for Europe

    Two strikingly similar announcements came out of Gamescom over the past two days. During a press conference yesterday, Sony unveiled the PSP-E1000 (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/08/16/new-psp-announced-at-gamescom-2011/), a discounted PlayStation Portable that can still run UMDs but lacks…
  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Releases Catalyst 11.8 Drivers

    AMD today released version 11.8 of its Calalyst driver package for Windows. As with previous releases, version 11.8 is available for all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7, and supports most desktop and laptop DirectX 10 and DirectX 11-capable graphics hardware.

    The major…

  • [Hothardware.com] Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Lenovo-IdeaPad-K1-thmb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Tablet-K1-Review/)If you were looking for a 10-inch Android tablet just a few short months ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find them for sale and Android 2.2 was the only game in town….
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Razer and EA Announce Battlefield 3 Gamers Gear

    Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand and EA, a leading global interactive entertainment software company, is kicking your explosive war gaming experience up several notches with the exclusive Battlefield 3 co-branded peripherals and gear line. Get total immersion and the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL Driver Suite Released

    AMD today rolled out this month’s major Catalyst software suite release, Catalyst 11.8 WHQL. The software provides the latest WHQL-signed drivers for AMD Radeon GPUs, AMD accelerated processing units (APUs), and AMD chipsets with integrated graphics. This release sees the fusion of AMD Overdrive…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel Cuts Prices of Nine Sandy Bridge Processors This Fall

    This fall, Intel plans a series of price-cuts covering its second-generation Core processor family, and Sandy Bridge-based Pentium Dual Core processors. The cuts will see prices lowered by roughly $10 across the board. The cuts cover dual-core Intel Pentium G630 and G850, dual-core Core i3-2120,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) MSI Announces New X460 and X460DX Notebooks

    MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the stylish X460 and X460DX notebooks, the 14-inch mobile powerhouse for professionals on the go. Part of the X Series ultra-slim notebooks, both units are powered by Intel Core…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Samsung Develops 30nm-class 32GB Green DDR3 for Next-generation Servers

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the development of 32 gigabyte (GB) double data rate-3 (DDR3) registered dual Inline memory modules (RDIMMs) that use three dimensional (3D) through silicon via (TSV) package technology.

    Samsung’s…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) JEDEC and ESD Association Publish New Revision to EDS Testing Standard

    JEDEC Solid State Technology Association and the ESD Association today announced the publication of ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2011 for Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESD) Testing – Human Body Model (HBM) – Component Level. The product of a ESDA /JEDEC agreement to produce joint standards in the…
  • [Legitreviews.com] WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1682/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1682/1/) Western Digital recently released a 1TB SATA 2.5-inch notebook hard drive in their Scorpio Blue Series that uses the standard 9.5mm height. This means that you can now get a 1TB drive…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Releases A6-3500 Triple-Core APU

    AMD released its first triple-core accelerated processing unit (APU), the A6-3500. Armed with three x86-64 cores, the A6-3500 socket FM1 APU is positioned to offer superior performance and performance per dollar compared to Intel’s Sandy Bridge-based Pentium Dual Core processors. The A6-3500…

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