Online News June 15, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] Shortage of PEX8747 Bridge Chip Disturbs Various Launch Schedules

    An increasing number of high-end graphics cards and motherboards are relying on PCI-Express bridge chips to expand the PCI-Express lane budgets, no thanks to the puny number of PCI-Express lanes today’s mainstream computing platforms come with. Following the transition to PCI-Express Gen 3.0, with…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Noctua Unveils Noise-Canceling Fan, and More Innovations at Computex

    Noctua’s booth at last week’s Computex Taipei not only hosted world’s first public demonstration of a PC fan with integrated Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) but also gave a stage to upcoming Noctua products such as the new A-series fans, third generation NF-S12 fan and 37mm low profile CPU coolers….
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core i3 Processors Start Shipping Ten Days From Now

    Intel’s Taiwan office quashed media reports of its Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” processor being launched in August, stating that the new 22 nm mainstream chips are on course for a June 24 launch. The company also reiterated that the targets Intel set for the proliferation of Ultrabook by the end of 2012,…
  • [Anandtech.com] TI Demos Windows RT UI Performance on OMAP 4470

    Last week at Computex, TI showed (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5961/ti-joins-the-windows-rt-demo-fray) Anand Windows RT running on one of their own reference tablets. While performance was good according to Anand, Microsoft has instructed partners to not show off anything but the start screen for…
  • [Techreport.com] Chrome being optimized for high-density displays

    The new MacBook Pro’s Retina display is pretty nifty. Few applications are designed to really take advantage of all the extra pixels, but Google is getting an early start (http://chrome.blogspot.ca/2012/06/chrome-and-new-shiny.html). Chrome Canary (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/chromesxs), a sort…
  • [Expreview.com] PC Specs of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Revealed

    Recently the PC specs of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Revealed have been revealed. Minimum Specifications OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit Processor: 2GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz) Memory: 2GB Hard Drive: 20GB Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512MB…
  • [Hothardware.com] Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch and 7-inch Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/tab-2-thumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-2-A-Look-At-Samsungs-Latest-Tablets/)Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line continues to expand, with the latest additions coming in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series. The Galaxy Tab 2 Series is…
  • [Expreview.com] Zotac GeForce GTX 670 TwinCooler Surfaced

    Lately a GTX 670 from Zotac was revealed by ASK Corporation,  the card is called Zotac GeForce GTX 670 TwinCooler. According to the information provided from ASK, the card adopts dual-slot design with length of 17.8cm. In addition, it boasts dual-fan cooler, 2048MB GDDR5 memory, basic/Boost/memory…
  • [Techreport.com] Flag Day Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. MarketWatch: Nvidia upgraded (http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-06-11/industries/32166607_1_tablet-market-new-tablet-nvidia) on Windows tablet position
    2. Forbes: AMD not worried…
  • [Expreview.com] Prolimatech Launche Black Series Genesis CPU Cooler

    Prolimatech lately introduces its another revolution in CPU cooling with the limited edition Prolimatech Black Series Genesis. The new cooler measures 146(L)*216.5(W)*160(H)mm, continues the trend set by the Megahalems and Super Mega by utilizing two separate towers. It boasts six 6mm heatpipes, 86…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Refurb tablets and hard drives

    With big announcements from Computex, E3, AFDS, and WWDC in the rear-view mirror, things are a little slow on the news front today. Time for an early deals post! Newegg is running a big Refurbished Summer Sale, with deals on everything from notebooks to hard drives.

    Most of the notebook…

  • [Anandtech.com] Western Digital Enters Router Market with My Net Series

    We recently had the opportunity to take a meeting with Western Digital in San Francisco, California while a good chunk of the press were out in Taipei for Computex. It’s difficult to get excited about new announcements from mechanical hard drive companies these days, especially with the way prices…
  • [Techreport.com] AMD shows upcoming dual-GPU card

    AFDS — In his end-of-AFDS keynote today, AMD’s Mark Papermaster showed an impressive-looking professional graphics card with a triple-fan cooler. Papermaster referred to the card as the FirePro W9000, which is meant to be a top-of-the-line, Tahiti-based product (think a pro version of the…
  • [Techreport.com] Papermaster details new AMD mobile, server roadmaps

    AFDS — At the closing keynote of the Fusion Developer Summit in Bellevue, Washington today, AMD Executive VP and CTO Mark Papermaster gave us a glimpse of AMD’s latest roadmaps for its 2013 mobile APUs and server CPUs.

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  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Acer Rolls Out the World’s Thinnest Ultrabook, the Aspire S5

    Acer America today announced the availability of the Acer Aspire S5 in the U.S. The world’s thinnest Ultrabook, it measures only .044 inches at its thinnest point and weighs just 2.65 lbs — about as thin and light as a pad of paper. In addition, the company’s first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3, has…

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