Online News April 20, 2012

  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15614/P1050530.jpg

    ASUS took the bog standard 4-phase Geforce GTX 680 design, re-engineered the PCB with more power juice and then slapped on their iconic triple-slot DirectCU II cooler to cool the sucker down. The transformation results…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) SanDisk Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

    SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, announced today results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2012. Total first quarter revenue of $1.21 billion declined 7% on a year-over-year basis and declined 24% on a sequential basis.

    On a GAAP basis,…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue

    Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $17.41 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2012, a 6% increase from the prior year period. Operating income was $6.37 billion, up 12% from the prior year period.

    Net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.11 billion…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PNY Adds a Golden Touch with the HPv218g / HPv228g Dragon USB Flash Drive

    PNY worldwide leader in USB flash drives, PNY technologies, the leading manufacturer in memory products, To commemorate the auspicious lunar dragon year, PNY technologies, world renowned brand in USB devices has debuted its specially designed HP v218g / HP v228g USB flash drive. The limited edition…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) AMD Reports First Quarter Results

    AMD today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2012 of $1.59 billion, net loss of $590 million, or $0.80 per share, and operating loss of $580 million. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $92 million, or $0.12 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $138 million. First quarter…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) MSI Launches GE60 and GE70 Gaming Notebooks

    MSI has received high marks from all quarters for its high-end gaming laptops, including being selected for Innovations Honorees at the CES 2012, the IT industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. Now, MSI is introducing the GE60 and GE70-the ultimate in next generation gaming notebooks. They feature…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) VLI Launches Third Generation USB Hub Controller

    VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated circuit controllers, today announced its 3rd generation USB 3.0 hub controller, the VIA Labs VL812. The VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller utilizes a new low-power design and features an industry-first integrated 5V DC-DC switching regulator,…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Digitimes: 32 Windows 8 Tablets Expected in 2012

    According to a report by Digitimes, 32 Windows 8 based tablets will be available from first party vendors by the end of 2012. This mass release of tablets is part of a plan to push the global market share of the iPad down to 50% by the end of 2013. Digitimes reports that noted vendors [...]
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] AMD’s First Quarter Results Beat Expectations

    The results from this past quarter could be the first sign that AMD’s new CEO’s plan of management reorganization and shedding its chip fabrication plants is paying off. While posting a loss of $592 million in Q1, the company did enjoy higher than expected revenue due to increased operating income….
  • [Techreport.com] A quick look at Intel’s DZ77GA-70K motherboard

    Rumor has it Ivy Bridge is just around the corner. The Z77 Express motherboards designed to accept Intel’s new hotness are already selling online, and we took an in-depth look at three of ‘em (http://techreport.com/articles.x/22755) last week. Since then, Intel’s own enthusiast-oriented Z77 board…
  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA Teases ?It?s coming? on Facebook

    NVIDIA lately teases “It’s coming” on its Facebook page, what does it indicate? Surely the speculation spreads through the Internet. Some guess that two possible cards will debut. One is dual-GPU GTX 690, the card is based on two GK104 cores, features 4GB memory, dual-8pin external power ports,…
  • [Anandtech.com] NVIDIA Plots Mobile SoC GPU Performance, Surpassing Xbox 360 by 2014

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5762/DSC_6317_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5762/nvidia-plots-mobile-soc-gpu-performance-surpassing-xbox-360-by-2014)

    Qualcomm was the first to tell us that it expects to offer console level GPU performance…

  • [Anandtech.com] Thecus and McAfee Partner for Antivirus Technology in Intel-based NAS Systems

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5761/thecus.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5761/thecus-mcafee-nas-av)

    Thecus announced a partnership (http://www.thecus.com/media_news_page.php?NEWS_ID=4299) with McAfee at CeBIT 2012 to bring antivirus technology to their lineup. On April 16th, Thecus…

  • [Hothardware.com] LG Spectrum LTE Smartphone Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/LG-Spectrum-thumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/LG-Spectrum-from-Verizon-Wireless-Review-/) LG and Verizon Wireless have brought the same display technology used in LG’s premium HD televisions to a new smartphone dubbed the Spectrum. Featuring a…
  • [Expreview.com] MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Graphics Card Pictured

    MSI R7870 HAWK Edition graphics card Lately MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Edition graphics card is exposed by PCGH, apart from the reference PCB and TwinFrozr IV cooler, the card will feature MSI’s GPU Reactor module. MSI’s TwinFrozr IV cooler MSI’s GPU Reactor module in the middle Dual-6pin connector

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