Online News January 20, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $20.9 Billion in Second Quarter

    Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, a 5% increase from the prior year period. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.99 billion, $6.62 billion, and $0.78 per share, compared with $8.17…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Intel Reports Record Year $54 Billion in Annual Revenue Up 24 Percent

    Intel Corporation today reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39 – all records. The company generated approximately $21 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.1 billion and used $14.1 billion to…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Sapphire HD 7950 3 GB Pictured

    Pictures of the Sapphire HD 7950 3 GB graphics card have been leaked on the Guru3D forum (http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=357457) by user asder00. No further details or specifications were given other than “Product name: Sapphire HD7950 3G GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/DVI-I/DUAL MINI DP OC VERSION”….
  • [VR-Zone.com] Silent Phase Change Cooling Overclocks a GTX 580 Beyond 2GHz Clock

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/14570/CompuCold_GPU2GHz.jpg

    During CES 2012, we met with Patrick Zulli, elaborate French who is the co-founder and CTO of PowerQuest LLC, the creator of CompuCold phase-change system.

    More……

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Would Ottawa Allow a RIM Takeover?

    The collapse of RIM’s stock price during the last year has made it the subject of takeover talks from a variety of market players — though some such as Samsung deny the charges – during the past few months. While rumours hold that the company’s CEOs are aggressivley pursuing potential suitors, and…
  • [Anandtech.com] Apple Announces Digital Textbook Availability, iBooks Author App

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5445/IMG_0033_575px.PNG (http://i4memory.com/show/5445/apple-announces-digital-textbooks)

    Apple today announced that it would begin offering digital textbooks on the iPad via its iBooks app. The books, which currently focus on high school-level subjects…

  • [Expreview.com] Happy Chinese New Year To Everyone !

    Dear Expreview readers, In order to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, all the staff of Expreview will be on holiday from January 22nd to 28th,during which time no news or preview will post on our website, and we sincerely hope for your understanding. All your encouragement, suggestion and…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Mushkin Redline 16GB Quad-Channel 2133MHz Review

    With the recent LGA2011 supporting Quad Channel Memory, the manufacturers are swift to take up the challenge. Cue the Mushkin Redline.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/memory/mushkin_redline_16gb_quad-channel_2133mhz_review/1)

  • [Expreview.com] DeepCool Gamer Storm Offers Dracula Cooler for Radeon HD 7970

    Lately DeepCool introduces a improved version of its Dracula GPU cooler for Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Compared with the previous one, the newly Dracula GPU cooler adds a piece of circular copper, which can be tightly fitted with die of Radeon HD 7970, while other specs are basically the same….
  • [Expreview.com] Test for AMD Bulldozer Hotfixes from Microsoft

    AMD Bulldozer architecture design was somewhat different from than in the current mainstream X86, it’s neither CMP (Chip MultiProcessors) nor SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading), but CMT (Cluster Multithreading) design. The architecture is innovative, however, innovation always comes with cost, let’s…
  • [Anandtech.com] Kingston’s SSDNow V+200: More Affordable SandForce

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5446/SVP200_Top_Angle_90GB_hr_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5446/kingstons-ssdnow-v200-more-affordable-sandforce)

    Last year Kingston introduced its HyperX line of SF-2281 based SSDs…

  • [Expreview.com] Intel Rolls out Performance Tuning Protection Plan

    For overclocking players, they are supposed to take a risk of hardware damage when striving for world record. At the time, most of the manufacturers take it as “abnormal use” and refuse warranty. Take Intel as example, its CPU products are backed by three-year warranty, which could be effective in…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] BitFenix Introduces the Shinobi XL Full Tower Case

    Since its release in April 2011, the BitFenix Shinobi has proven to be our most popular chassis design yet. Today, BitFenix is proud to introduce a bigger and badder follow up to this classic design – Shinobi XL. Packing XL-ATX compatibility, superior flexibility, and an all-new SuperCharge™ port,…
  • [Expreview.com] Voodoo 5 6000 and i7-2600K Sparkle

    The comparison between before and after transformation Though 3dfx has passed away, its enthusiastic-level Voodoo graphics cards are rooted in our heart. Voodoo 5 6000 is the high-end product in the Voodoo 5 line. The graphics card has history of nearly 12 years, it is still active in the hand of…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Samsung Begins Embedded Multi-Chip Memory Production Run

    Korean electronics giant Samsung has begun the production of embedded multi-chip package (eMCP) memory for use in entry and midlevel smartphones. “As the need is growing for more advanced software and increased data storage in smartphones and tablets, mobile device makers are expected to introduce…

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