Online News July 19, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Windows 8 Gets A Launch Date: October 26th

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6101/Win8Logo.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6101/windows-8-gets-a-launch-date-ocotober-26th)

    After previously announcing that Windows 8 would have a retail launch sometime in late October…

  • [Expreview.com] Prolimatech Prepares Blue Version of Megahalems Rev. B CPU Cooler

    Prolimatech is preparing for the blue version of its Megahalems Rev. B CPU cooler, and some images have been leaked in Facebook. The new cooler adopts blue color scheme, which is supposed to match blue motherboard with blue PCB and cooling fins. It  supports Intel (LGA 2011 included) and AMD…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Desktop Trinity is Available,Yet Rumours Persist on Delays

    DigiTimes*recently filed a report which claimed that due to “production and design issues with the Trinity processors” AMD’s desktop variation of Trinity would be delayed until the fall, and launched alongside the company’s Vishera FX-series — built on the Piledriver core that is shared with…
  • [Expreview.com] ZOTAC Offers GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE Series Silent Graphics Cards

    ZOTAC currently offers its GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE Series Silent graphics cards. ZOTAC GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE graphics cards are based on Fermi and Kepler GPUs, respectively. The former employs non-heatpipe design, features 1GB DDR3 memory, core/Shader/memory frequencies of…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Sapphire Takes GPU Bragging Rights With 6GB Radeon 7970

    Sapphire has taken the fastest consumer grade GPU trophy from EVGA with the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture based HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition, clocking in at 1050MHz (1100MHz via PowerTune Dynamic Boost) and 6000MHz (effective) memory. The 7970 Toxic Edition has built-in overclocking via what…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Microsoft Sets Windows 8 Release Date

    Microsoft announced Wednesday afternoon that Windows 8 will be released on October 26. “Mark your calendar: Windows 8 will be available on October 26th, 2012,” Microsoft’s Windows account tweeted. Microsoft seems to have a preference of launching operating systems in October, as Windows 7 was…
  • [Expreview.com] Crucial Launches M4 mSATA SSD for Ultrathin Laptops

    Lately Crucial announced the availability of the Crucial M4 mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) for Ultrathin laptops. The same with the previous M4 series, Crucial M4 mSATA SSD features Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 controller and 25nm MLC flash memory. In addition, it supports SATA 6Gbps interface and delivers…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) USB 3.0 Promoter Group Announces Availability of USB Power Delivery Specification

    The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, in conjunction with the USB 2.0 Promoter Group, today announced the completion of the USB Power Delivery specification, which enables increased power delivery through USB cables and connectors. The specification expands cable bus power capabilities in USB applications,…
  • [Bjorn3d.com] ASUS GTX680 Direct CU II TOP

    Categories: Hardware (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/), NVIDIA (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/video-cardsgraphics-cards/nvidia-video-cardsgraphics-cards/), Reviews & Articles (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/), Video…
  • [Guru3d.com] Corsair GS800 review

    We review the Corsair GS800 power supply. The power supply is on the market for a while now already and it one of the more popular models. It offers Bronze efficiency a single 12V rail and comes with a fan that doesn’t activate until you use 20 of PSU load. That fan BTW can be lit with three led…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Alpenfohn K2 Review

    Top of the range dual tower heatsink from German manufacturers Alpenfohn but will K2 be a mountain or a molehill?

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/alpenfohn_k2_review/1)

  • [Anandtech.com] Plextor M5S 256GB Review

    Plextor is one of those OEMs who have quietly been making their way into the SSD market. They haven’t been aggressive with marketing. Their drives are not featured on NewEgg’s front page or advertised on most technology sites. 

    Prominence in marketing, or a lack thereof, doesn’t mean Plextor’s…

  • [Bit-tech.net] Build your own Steam Box

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/07/build-your-own-steam-box/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/07/18/build-your-own-steam-box/1)Valve might not be making its own console but Ben Hallett decided to build his own anywayImage:…
  • [Anandtech.com] The 2012 MacBook Pro Review

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6037/_DSC8030_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6037/the-2012-macbook-pro-review)

    With most of the attention from Apple’s hardware refresh event centered around iOS 6 and the new Retina MacBook Pro, the updated 2012 edition of the regular MacBook Pro…

  • [Anandtech.com] Netgear NV+ v2 and LaCie 2big NAS: A Second Look

    Last November, we reviewed (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5071/netgears-marvell-based-readynas-nv-v2-review/1) the Netgear NV+ v2 and came away quite satisfied with the price to performance ratio. However, we had some reservations about the absence of NFS and iSCSI (which happen to be staple…

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