Online News March 12, 2012

  • [Expreview.com] Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K Performance Previewed

    Lately VR-Zone has tested the performance of Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K, the processor was an ES (Engineering Sample), it was overclocked to 4.7GHz and compared with i7-2600K and i7-3960X. The test platform of LGA1155 processors were based on an unknown Z77 motherboard. All test setups included 16GB…
  • [Expreview.com] ASRock Readies the First AMD Mobo Supporting Lucid Virtu MVP Technology

    At CeBIT, ASRock introduced the first AMD motherboard supporting Lucid Virtu MVP technology——A75 Pro4/MVP. The mobo features HyperFormance, Virtual Vsync and Switchable Graphics. * HyperFormance HyperFormance is a new technology which combines integrated and discrete graphics for uncompromised…
  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA Equips Kepler GK104 with Vapor Chamber Design

    A forum member of PCINLIFE lately leaked the GK104 cooling design and power circuit. But it remains to be seen what the card will be called: GTX 670 Ti or GTX 680? As we could see from the picture, NVIDIA begins to equip Kepler GK104 with vapor chamber design, the cooler has took up nearly [...]
  • [Expreview.com] MSI Z77A-GD55 and ONDA Z77 Magic Motherboard Review

    Z77-Intel Native USB 3.0 Support When it refers to Intel product update, Tick-Tock strategy always comes to our mind. This time it’s turn for Ivy Bridge and 7-series motherboards. However, this time Ivy Bridge CPUs and chipsets don’t debut simultaneously. Processors won’t be released until next…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. VR-Zone’s chat (http://vr-zone.com/articles/chat-with-intel-s-david-mckloskey-on-ultrabooks/15189.html) with Intel’s David McKloskey on ultrabooks
    2. DigiTimes: Taiwan-based vendor to offer ultrabook-like PCs (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120306PD214.html) in 2Q12
    and…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Leaked: Police plan to raid (http://torrentfreak.com/police-plans-to-raid-the-pirate-bay-120309/) The Pirate Bay – TorrentFreak
    2. Gartner says PC shipments will grow 4.4% (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1944914) in 2012
    3. X-bit labs: Intel to integrate…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Graphics cards, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard

    We’ve put together another collection of deals for this week’s post, but before moving onto the usual suspects, here’s something a little different—a cheap mechanical keyboard. Newegg has knocked $20 off its RK-9000BL keyboard, bringing it down to $80…
  • [Techreport.com] Tribes: Ascend parodies Dead Island, sets launch date

    Oh no you didn’t. Hi-Rez Studios has announced the official release date for Tribes: Ascend with a new trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjyUy5f3VIw), amusingly titled Llama Island. You can probably guess where this one is going.

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  • [Techreport.com] Mechanized George Washington terrorizes BioShock Infinite

    True originality is far too lacking in games today. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve fought my way through World War II, familiar real-world environments, and eerily similar post-apocalyptic futures. Fortunately, it looks like Irrational Games’ upcoming BioShock Infinite will be set in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) HighPoint Now Shipping: RocketCache 3240X8 – SSD RAID Caching

    HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry’s price-leader for SATA and SAS HBA and storage solutions, is now shipping the RocketCache 3240X8; the next-generation SSD caching solution for high-performance Mac and PC platforms.

    Ordinary caching solutions limit performance gains to specific…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) AVADirect Now Offers Intel E5 Xeon Servers & Workstations

    The design of the E5 Xeon processor is directly related to the vastly growing data center industry as we know it. Oriented toward new cloud-connected features, the Xeon E5 processors will help drive the server and workstation industry like never seen before. E5 processors are offered in three…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] MegaUpload Founder Faces Legal Trouble in Hong Kong as New Zealand Residency is Approved

    Two weeks after MegaUpload founder Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz was granted bail in Auckland, and conditional residency in New Zealand, a Hong Kong court has convicted him on eight business charges. The charges in Hong Kong are relatively minor, and relate to technical improprieties in the purchase of…
  • [Anandtech.com] A Brief Look at Some Upcoming 7-Series Motherboards

    With Intel’s next generation processors firmly on the horizon, we should also turn to what motherboards will be on offer when we have the opportunity to root around in our pockets to invest in an next generation system. With appropriate vendor support, 6-series motherboards will support these new…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) QNAP Launches New Business-Class TS-x69 Pro Turbo NAS Series

    QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched the next generation of its extremely popular and award-winning Turbo NAS server lineup, the TS-x69 Pro series, and showcased the new NAS Firmware 3.6 and the latest VioStor NVR video surveillance systems.

    *New TS-x69 Pro Turbo NAS: 220+ MB/s…

  • [Legitreviews.com] MSI Big Bang XPower II Motherboard Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1857/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1857/1/) I’m sure you’re all familiar with the theory of the Big Bang. The whole creation of the universe theory. Anything that uses the Big Bang name sure has a lot to live up to! MSI has…

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