Online News April 27, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] ECS Intros CDC-M Micro-ATX Cedar Trail Motherboard

    ECS introduced a new Intel Atom “Cedar Trail” motherboard in the micro-ATX form-factor. The board only slightly steps out of the size specifications of mini-ITX (measuring 190 x 170 mm), yet it wouldn’t fit in most mini-ITX cases. The board draws power from a 24-pin ATX power connector. It is…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Gainward GeForce GTX 670 Goes Up For Pre-Order in The Philippines

    A Gainward-branded GeForce GTX 670 graphics card went up for pre-order in The Philippines, listed for pre-order for PHP 19,990 (US $470), by Philippine retailer PCHub. The price is backed by “price protection”, which as we understand, transacts the difference between launch-price and pre-order…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Overclocking Proves Challenging For Some Motherboard Makers

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1917/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1917/1/)If you plan on buying an Intel Ivy Bridge processor we have an article that you have to read today! We have discovered an issue on Gigabyte motherboards that use the Intel 6-series of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Catalyst 12.5 Beta Leaked

    Just days after the monthly release (http://www.techpowerup.com/164840/AMD-Releases-the-Catalyst-12.4-WHQL-Driver.html) of AMD Catalyst, Catalyst 12.4 WHQL, a beta built (version 8.97) of the driver, included in Catalyst 12.5 Beta, has been leaked to the web. This build updates both the display…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ORICO Unveils Colorful NCP-Series Laptop Cooling Pads

    ORICO unveiled its latest NCP-series laptop cooling pads for laptops as big as 14-inch. The NCP-1522 pad uses active air cooling, handled by a single, silent 140 mm fan. The entire top of the pad is made of perforated plastic, which comes in seven color options. The pad is powered by a USB…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Adafruit Intros Prototyping Kit for Raspberry Pi

    Electronics components maker Adafruit released one of the first accessories for Raspberry Pi, the $25 computing prodigy that’s sweeping the world (of tech students, engineers, and electronics hobbyists). It launched the Prototyping Pi Plate, a PCB that can be installed on top of the Raspberry Pi,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] GIGABYTE Quietly Rolls Out TweakLauncher Utility

    Without making much noise about it, GIGABYTE released an interesting piece of software with its Intel 7-series chipset motherboards, called TweakLauncher. What make this interesting is 1. it has a no-nonsense UI design, unlike EasyTune6; 2. it is a Windows-based BIOS OC settings manipulation…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Lexar Intros New UDMA7-capable USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

    Lexar introduced a new variant of its Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, which it launched (http://www.techpowerup.com/146089/New-Lexar-Professional-USB-3.0-Dual-Slot-Reader-Dramatically-Accelerates-Workflow.html) back in May, 2011. The new variant supports faster UDMA7 mode for the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

    LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Samsung Electronics Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced revenues of 45.27 trillion Korean won on a consolidated basis for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 22-percent increase year-on-year.

    For the quarter, the company’s consolidated operating profit reached an all-time high of 5.85 trillion won…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PNY introduces the In Ear Stereo Earphone Series

    PNY Technologies, Inc. is considered a leading designer, manufacturer and a worldwide leader in DRAM Memory and Flash Memory products, Introduce The “In Ear Stereo Earphone series” the Pleasing series and the Lovely series.

    Delight to ears and also keep your wallet happy, it is affordable and…

  • [VR-Zone.com] Giada launches mini-ITX motherboard with mobile Sandy Bridge CPU

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15693/MI_HM65T_1.jpg

    Low profile mini-ITX motherboards seem to be something of a trend at the moment and Chinese Giada has come up with an interesting take on the subject. Its new MI-HM65T mini-ITX motherboard is unusual in as much as it…

  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA to Launch GTX 670 Together with GTX 690?

    Earlier many sources have pointed out that NVIDIA Dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690 is mostly likely to debut at GeForce LAN/NVIDIA Gaming Festival (NGF) 2012 held in Shanghai, China on April 28th. As Fudzilla reported, though GTX 690 will debut at NGF, the official launch day will be slated for May 10th,…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Seagate’s Board Approves Share Buyback Plan

    Seagate announced Thursday afternoon that its board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $2.5 billion of the company’s common stock, increasing the company’s total current buyback authorization to $3.5 billion. The buyback amount is equal to approximately 18% of Seagate’s market…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Begins May 8

    Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the free Portal 2 DLC titled “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will be available for the PC and Mac on May 8th. The “Perpetual Testing Initiative”…

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