Online News April 16, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Forbes: Will Microsoft swap (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/04/12/will-microsoft-swap-bing-to-facebook-for-more-stock/) Bing to Facebook for more stock?
    2. VR-Zone: AMD (http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-to-survive-and-thrive-still-/15564.html) to survive and…
  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_The Starting Five_*
    1. RS Components and Allied Electronics receive (http://www.electrocomponents.com/media/press-releases/2012/04/12th/)
    first batch of Raspberry Pi boards into warehouse
    2. Slashdot: 1368×768 monitors top…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] AMD Confirms Price Drop on HD 7970, HD 7950 & HD 7770, Adds “3 For Free” Game Promo

    Confirming our rumor posted last week, AMD has officially announced lower prices for their HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7770. *They’ve also added new new game promotion which adds three free titles alongside a DLC. * The graphics card price wars are finally here folks. *AMD has now finally announced…
  • [Anandtech.com] Capsule Review: GeChic’s On-Lap 1302 Laptop Monitor

    Just three months ago we took GeChic’s 13″ USB 2.0-powered monitor, the On-Lap 1301 (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5444/capsule-review-gechics-onlap-1301-laptop-monitor), for a test run. What we found was a compelling concept for a product that was marred by some usability issues. Apparently we…
  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA Calls for Stepping into 450mm Wafers

    An engineer of NVIDIA is calling for moving to 450mm wafers as soon as possible to cater to the need of growing complexity, cost as well as challenges in chip design, as EETimes reported. By the end of the decade, a lot of new technologies will be needed to keep the industry on track delivering…
  • [Expreview.com] AMD Radeon HD 7970 to Get Price Drop

    Since the release of AMD Radeon HD 7970, AMD has insisted on the price of US$549, however, as Hardwarecanucks reported, the graphics card will get a price drop soon. In fact, the price drop of HD 7970 is not an strange thing, as the performance is close to that of competitor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] NVIDIA Stops Production of GeForce GTX 580

    NVIDIA reportedly stopped production of GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards. Launched in November, 2010, the GeForce GTX 580 had been the fastest single-GPU graphics card for an year, before AMD responded with Radeon HD 7900 series. With launch of the GeForce GTX 680, and volumes of 28 nm chip…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 4 GB Pictured

    Soon after launching (http://www.techpowerup.com/163236/Palit-Makes-GeForce-GTX-680-JetStream-Official.html) GeForce GTX 680 JetStream, Palit is working on its variant with double the amount of memory, at 4 GB. The GTX 680 JetStream 4 GB joins Gainward’s GTX 680 Phantom 4 GB…
  • [VR-Zone.com] ARCTIC Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Review

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    Ever since 2001 ARCTIC (formerly known as Arctic Cooling) has been one of the favorite brands among (mostly European) enthusiasts when shopping for high grade cooling products. This is our first review of an ARCTIC CPU…

  • [VR-Zone.com] J&W’s nano ITX Cedar Trail motherboard announced

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    It’s easy to forget the smaller motherboard makers and J&W is often forgotten until there’s a tradeshow or something similar where the company is showing off its often rather unusual motherboards. This time…

  • [Techpowerup.com] 14 nm "Broadwell" A True System-on-Chip (SoC)

    With the 14 nm “Broadwell” architecture, Intel will take a new step towards integration of the platform-controller hub (PCH) with the CPU, by designing it to be a multi-chip module (with the CPU+northbridge in one die, and PCH on the other). This would make “Broadwell” a true System-on-chip (SoC),…
  • [Techpowerup.com] EVGA Announces the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature Graphics Cards

    EVGA has today officially introduced a fresh pair Kepler cards, the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature and GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+ which feature a 5 phase PWM design, 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors (stock models come with two 6-pin plugs), and increased frequencies – 1084 MHz (1006 MHz…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Raspberry Pi Ships

    The Raspberry Pi has reached distributors and is ready to ship, according to statement released by the U.K distributor of the credit-card sized computer. A school in Leeds, U.K, received the first batch of shipments Friday. “We are delighted to have the first batch of fully compliant products in…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] EVGA Unveils the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature Series

    EVGA today unveiled two more Kepler based cards: the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature and GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+. These cards feature a 5 phase PWM design, 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors, and increased frequencies: 1084 MHz for the base clock; 1150 MHz for the boost clock. The 2GB of on…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: SSDs, RAM, and other three-letter acronyms

    This week’s deal post is all about three-letter acronyms and initialisms. Let’s start with SSDs: Newegg is running one of its Shell Shocker promotions on Corsair’s Force Series GT 120GB solid-state drive, bringing it down to $149.99 shipped, or a tantalizing $119.99 after a mail-in rebate…

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