Online News May 24, 2012

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] GIGABYTE Launches Intel Xeon Processor E5-2400 Family Server Motherboard Series

    GIGABYTE*TECHNOLOGY*Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of server hardware, today announced the launch of its series of server motherboard based on Intel latest generation of server CPUs, the Xeon processor E5-2400 family. GIGABYTE is mostly known for its various innovations on motherboards and…
  • [Expreview.com] Seagate to Purchase LaCie for $186 Million

    Seagate and LaCie, a leading manufacturer of consumer storage products, has announced that Seagate are purchasing the latter for US$186 million. LaCie’s chairman and CEO, and his affiliate, all of their shares, representing 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie. The transaction would combine two…
  • [Anandtech.com] Seagate Announces Intent to Acquire LaCie

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5857/Seagate-LaCie_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5857/seagate-announces-intent-to-acquire-lacie)

    We just received word from LaCie PR that Seagate has announced an intent to acquire a controlling interest in LaCie. Seagate…

  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA Readies $199 Quad-core Tablet Called Kai

    Do you want to buy a quad-core tablet which only cost you US$199? When you are thinking of the question, NVIDIA has given the positive answer to you. According to the source from Slashgear, NVIDIA has announced the quad-core tablet concept called “Kai”. However, Kal is not the actual hardware…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] GTC 2012: The Celebration of the GPU

    NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, held last week in the lovely city of San Jose, is remarkable different from the company’s other events. This conference is not aimed at promoting the next big thing in consumer electronics, or a celebration of gaming – as was October’s GeForce LAN –, but rather a…
  • [Anandtech.com] The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough

    There’s nothing quite like being fastest. Even to be atop the heap of competitors for a second can be a thrill and a great story. And so it was that we were fascinated by the incredible claims by Archos, that they had the “World’s Fastest Tablets.” We first caught wind of these tablets last year…
  • [Expreview.com] Intel to Launch Six i5 Processors on June 3rd

    Intel is going to unveil a second wave of i5 processors on June 3rd, as Digitimes reported. CPU-World has made all the information a table, covering core, thread, frequency, graphics TDP and pricing. In the six upcoming i5 processors, apart from dual-core/quad-thread i5-3470T, others adopt…
  • [Anandtech.com] Supermicro Updates X9 Platform for Intel’s Latest Xeon Families

    Intel introduced three new Xeon processor families last week (http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/15/intel-launches-new-ivy-bridge-xeons-targets-microservers/). The Xeon E3-1200 v2 family is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, while the Sandy Bridge based Xeon E5-2400 and E5-4600 families encompass…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Life on Cloud Kepler: GPUs and Heterogenic Computing

    For Jen-Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, his company shouldn’t be constrained to just building progressively faster GPUs for progressively better looking videogames. With great GPU computing power comes great possibilities; a hyper-efficient transistor packed…
  • [Hothardware.com] Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/mem-110-x79-feat.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/QuadChannel-DDR3-Memory-RoundUp/)To coincide with the release of Intel’s current flagship Sandy Bridge-E processor and companion X79 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners released new…
  • [Techpowerup.com] PowerColor Teases with Vortex III Cooling Solution

    Keeping up with a trend pioneered by the likes of ASUS, ZOTAC, and others, PowerColor is working on a high-performance albeit triple-slot graphics card cooling solution called Vortex III, which the company plans to implement on upcoming Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics cards. A teaser picture,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Gigabyte launches its first Q77 motherboard

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15986/Q77M_D2H_2.jpg

    Following ASRock’s early revelation of its Q77 motherboard, Gigabyte has decided to reveal its own Q77 motherboard in the shape of the GA-Q77M-D2H. For those not familiar with Gigabyte model names this is a micro ATX…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) HP Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

    HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2012. For the quarter, net revenue of $30.7 billion was down 3% year over year both as reported and when adjusted for the effects of currency.

    GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.80, down 24%…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Production of AMD "Piledriver" FX Processors Begin Q3 2012

    Production of AMD’s next-generation FX processor family, which are based on its “Piledriver” microarchitecture, will commence in Q3 2012, according to industry sources. Some of the first client processor models based on the “Vishera” silicon, will be the eight-core FX-8350, six-core FX-6300, and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Habey Readies Fanless IPC with Core i3 Processor

    Known more for its VIA Nano and Intel Atom-powered fanless IPCs (industrial PCs), Habey is readying BIS-6763, a new IPC model that is driven by a robust Core i3 “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor. Measuring 190 x 190 x 67 mm, the IPC is made of a metal chassis, a portion of which is ridged, to…

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