Online News August 6, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] Windows 8 Finalized, RTM Arrives on August 15, "Metro" UI Name Dumped

    Keeping up with schedule (http://www.techpowerup.com/169247/Windows-8-Launch-Date-Finalized.html), Microsoft has reportedly finalized the build of Windows 8, with which the company will launch the operating system to the public. After releasing several internal and some public pre-launch builds…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Swiftech Introduces New Maelstrom 5 ¼" Dual Bay Reservoir

    Rouchon Industries, Inc. dba Swiftech announced today the release of the Maelstrom 5 ¼” Dual Bay Reservoir. The product is modular and can be configured to operate either as a standalone coolant reservoir or with one or two integrated Swiftech’s MCP35x class pumps, all fitting in a dual CD…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel to Standardize SSD Specifications for Ultrabook

    Intel plans to standardize SSD specifications for its Ultrabook platform, which would steer it toward slimmer, faster Ultrabooks. The company plans to invite a large number of industry players, including NAND flash memory makers SanDisk, Micron, and Samsung, for discussions into what is known as…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Transcend Adds SSD320 to Its SATA III 6Gb/s SSD Lineup

    Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of its new 2.5″ SATA III 6Gb/s SSD320 solid state drive (SSD) – a welcome addition to Transcend`s successful and ever-growing line of SSDs. With impressive transfer rates and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] MSI Barricade Case Pictured

    Despite being a popular motherboard, graphics card, and notebook vendor, MSI maintains an alter-ego: that of a PC case vendor. Unbeknownst to many, MSI secretly launches cases to select markets, some of which are mature markets, with little or no documentation on its international websites or PR…
  • [Expreview.com] Plextor M5 Pro Series PX-256M5P SSD Review

    Introduction Here we have got the latest SSD from Plextor——PX-256M5P,surely the review is being offered, before enjoying the test, let’s have a look at a series of our first SSD tests: Plextor PX-128M5S Solid State Drive Review Exclusive Review for 120GB SSD Based on 20nm NAND Flash OCZ Vertex 4…
  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene (Z77) Review – Ivy Bridge on Phase Change

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16776/IMG_2099.jpg

    ASUS’s Republic of Gamers boards are advertised as gaming-oriented boards, yet they also have a deadly alter ego which caters to the extreme overclocking hobbyist (à la Batman-Bruce Wayne). Today we explore the…

  • [Techreport.com] Acer falters as tablet surge continues

    Apple pretty much created the market for consumer tablets with the original iPad, and it’s by far the most dominant player in the space. The latest numbers (http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23632512) from research firm IDC confirm last week’s report…
  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Neowin: Windows Server 2012 RTM (http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-server-2012-rtm-leaks-to-web) leaks to web [update]
    and Windows 8 (http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-the-challenges-before-launch): The challenges before launch
    2. WinBeta’s first look and video…
  • [Techreport.com] Updated: Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition magically emerges from the mists

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012q3/7970-feat.jpg Six weeks have passed since AMD launched its Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (http://techreport.com/articles.x/23150) graphics card. The new flagship offers higher default clock speeds than the standard 7970, plus a tweaked PowerTune implementation…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. PCPer on John Carmack’s QuakeCon 2012 keynote (http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editorial/John-Carmacks-QuakeCon-2012-Keynote)
    2. VideoCardz: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti (http://videocardz.com/34098/asus-geforce-gtx-660ti-directcu-ii-2gb-available-for-pre-order) DirectCU II 2GB…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more

    1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year’s Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be cheaper than before—especially if you catch them on sale. Seagate’s 3TB 7,200-RPM Barracuda is a good example. Newegg normally sells the drive for $179.99, but…
  • [Anandtech.com] Mediasonic Probox 8-bay 3.5" USB 3.0 / eSATA DAS Review

    Prior to the rapid rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, consumers used to store large amounts of data on Direct Attached Storage (DAS) units. While USB 2.0 and Firewire used to be the interface of choice earlier, neither of them could maximize the bandwidth capabilities of…
  • [Anandtech.com] OCZ Vertex 4 Review (128GB), Firmware 1.4/1.5 Tested

    When OCZ released the Vertex 4 in April (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5719/ocz-vertex-4-review-256gb-512gb), it brought us excepionally great write performance. Based on OCZ’s Everest 2 controller (Marvell IP with custom firmware), the Vertex 4 began OCZ’s transition away from SandForce for its…
  • [Anandtech.com] AT&T’s HTC One X Gets Updated, Changes Task Switcher Button, Coming to all One S and X Devices

    Probably one of the most interesting and controversial decisions about the HTC One series involves something as basic as button placement. Rather than use on-screen buttons like the Galaxy Nexus, the HTC Ones implement back, home, and task switcher as capacitive buttons below the display,…

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