Online News March 15, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X² Pictured

    HIS is working on a new custom-design Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, based on its newest cooling innovation, the HIS HD 7970 IceQ X². This is the first cooling solution in the IceQ family to feature two fans. It is designed to be competitive with several other AIB-designed twin-fan cooling…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Mozilla Countering Firefox Update Fatigue with Silent Updates, Add-on Compatibility

    Throughout 2011, Firefox users have seen their browser’s major version number go up very 6 weeks or so, something that was unheard of, in the years before, when it could take years for a major version number increase. Mozilla was obviously inflating version numbers for better market placement with…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Logitec Intros Colorful 3.5" HDD Boxes

    Japanese company introduced a set of colorful plastic storage boxes (model: LHC-01). These are just containers to carry internal HDDs around, which could help field engineers and system administrators, it offers not much more than anti-static protection to the delicate drive electronics, and…
  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS HD7850 DirectCU II TOP Review

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15243/cover7850.jpg

    Earlier this month we reviewed the (paper launched) reference AMD Radeon HD 7850, which shares the same PCB as the higher end HD 7870. Back then we also felt that the stock performance was lackluster and our review…

  • [Expreview.com] Zotac Introduces GeForce GTX 560 SE

    Zotac lately has launched its GeForce GTX 560 SE graphics card, which boasts turbine cooler. The graphics card is based on GF114 GPU, features 288 CUDA cores, 1GB GDDR5 memory, core/Shader/memory clock of 746MHz/1492MHz/957MHz (3828MHz effective) with memory interface of 192-bit. In addition, Zotac…
  • [Expreview.com] LucidLogix and Futuremark Add Virtu MVP Support to 3DMark

    LucidLogix and Futuremark recently announced that Futuremark’s range of 3DMark gaming benchmarks is being updated to detect systems using Lucid’s HyperFormance and Virtual Vsync performance technologies, which are available in the Virtu MVP virtualization software and other Lucid solutions….
  • [Expreview.com] Elgato Displays Portable Thunderbolt SSD

    Picture courtesy of SlashGear ThunderBolt port gradually enters into various products, lately Elgato displayed its external Thunderbolt SSD. ThunderBolt SSD looks just like a typical 2.5-inch portable drive, provides 120GB and 240GB models, and draws its power directly through the Thunderbolt port….
  • [Hothardware.com] Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Maingear_Shift_Thumbnail.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Living-Large-Maingear-SHIFT-Super-Stock-X79-System-Review/)One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word obscene is “so excessive as to be offensive.” By that definition, Maingear sent us an…
  • [Anandtech.com] HTC Publishes Updated Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plans

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5677/_DSC7959.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5677/htc-publishes-updated-ice-cream-sandwich-rollout-plans)

    About a month ago, Brian wrote about HTC’s initial Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release plans…

  • [Expreview.com] Firefox 11 Available for Download

    Mozilla has announced its Firefox 11, which features add-on synchronization, offering users the ability to mirror any add-on installations they may have across multiple desktops. Firefox 11 could migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome. In addition, with Sync enabled,…
  • [Anandtech.com] Marvell’s 3rd Generation 88SS9187 SSD Controller

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5676/88SS9187_SOC_B_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5676/marvells-3rd-generation-88ss9187-ssd-controller)

    Today Marvell is announcing its third generation SSD controller with the 88SS9187. Its predecessor, the 88SS9174 was used in many drives…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Dell Trade-in Program Helps EMC and NetApp Customers Move

    Dell today announced a new financing program to support customers migrating from EMC and NetApp legacy storage products to Dell storage arrays.

    The new Dell Storage Swap program provides cash credits and attractive lease terms for customers retiring EMC CLARiiON CX, Celerra and VNX, and various…

  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Preparing A4-3420 Socket FM1 APU

    AMD is close to launching a new value accelerated processing unit (APU) in the FM1 package, the A4-3420. This model has been available in OEM/tray package to system manufacturers since January, but now AMD is releasing it to the retail channel, in the PIB (processor in a box) package. This chip has…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Eurocom Ships the World’s Most Powerful 3D On-the-Go 12 lbs (5.5 kg) Notebook

    Eurocom Corporation a developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable Notebooks, high performance Mobile Workstations and Mobile Servers announces support NVIDIA 3D Vision in the new EUROCOM Panther 4.0, powered by the super powerful dual NVIDIA GeForce 580M in SLI.

    The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 is…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Marvell Unveils Third-Generation SATA 6 Gb/s SSD Controller

    Marvell today announced mass deployment of the Marvell 88SS9187 SATA controller fueled by high performance embedded processor technology. The 88SS9187 features a 6 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) SATA Revision 3.1 compliant host interface optimized for the fast-growing solid state drive (SSD) sector,…

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