Online News August 24, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] ECS Outs HDC-I2-C60 Mini-ITX Motherboard

    ECS announced the HDC-I2/C60, a mini-ITX industrial PC (IPC) motherboard based on the AMD C-60 APU. The C-60 is a dual-core APU clocked at 1.00 GHz, with integrated Radeon HD 6290 graphics (80 stream processors, 276 MHz core, 400 MHz turbo core). Apart from IPCs, the HDC-I2/C60 is designed for…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Announces a Trio of DirectCu V2 Graphics Cards

    ASUS announced a trio of DirectCu V2 series graphics cards, the Radeon HD 7950 DirectCu II V2 TOP (HD7950-DC2T-3GD5-V2), the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCu II V2 TOP (HD7870-DC2TG-2GD5-V2), and Radeon HD 7870 DirectCu II V2 (HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2). The three cards feature slightly modified cooler and PCB…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Zalman Releases ZM-NC3 Notebook Cooler

    Zalman announced the ZM-NC3 notebook cooler in select markets. The cooler is designed to accommodate notebooks with screen-sizes as big as 17-inch, and features a direct-flow design using a single 200 mm manual-control fan that spins at speeds of up to 575 RPM. The cooler features a perforated,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990 Revealed

    TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today reveals the 1st and only dual TAHITI XT GPU solution: the PowerColor Devil 13 HD7990. Designed to tackle the demanding HD titles, the Devil 13 HD7990 has default settings at 925 MHz engine clocks and 1375 MHz memory clocks….
  • [Techreport.com] Inside the second: Gaming performance with today’s CPUs

    As you may know, a while back, we came to some difficult realizations about the validity of our methods for testing PC gaming performance. In my article Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking (http://techreport.com/articles.x/21516), we explained why the widely used frames-per-second…
  • [Techreport.com] Zotac updates Zbox Nano with Brazos 2.0

    We loved the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 (http://techreport.com/articles.x/21556) when we reviewed it last year. Into a chassis small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the AD10 packs a Zacate-based E-350 APU, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet, among other modern conveniences. It’s our…
  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Windowed cases, 1200W power, and an OC-friendly mobo

    Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here’s this week’s selection:

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  • [Techreport.com] Stereoscopic 3D not a priority for EA games

    We took our first look at stereoscopic 3D on the PC back in 2009 (http://techreport.com/articles.x/16313). At the time, we weren’t sold on the technology. We revisited the subject (http://techreport.com/articles.x/22350) earlier this year and found that much had improved. However, problems…
  • [Techreport.com] Sleeping Dogs demo available on Steam

    Sleeping Dogs was released last week, and it seems to be pretty popular with critics and gamers. The PC version has a MetaCritic score of 84 (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/sleeping-dogs) with an 8.6 user rating, and the console versions have received similar ratings. PC gamers get a few perks,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Roccat Announces Sense Chrome Blue Edition Gaming Mousepad

    ROCCAT, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of professional gaming accessories, presents an addition to the legendary ROCCAT Sense High Precision Gaming Mousepad – one of the world’s most popular mousepads. The new ROCCAT Sense Chrome Blue features a revised surface, more intense colours and is just 2mm…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Lamptron Outs G1/4" Barbed Fitting

    Lamptron’s newest creation for water-cooling buffs is a highly accessible G1/4″ barbed fitting. The fitting acts as an interface between water-blocks and tubing. Made of copper, Lamptron’s fitting comes in three color options: matte black, chrome-silver, and brass. Measuring 18 x 25 mm, the fitting…
  • [Expreview.com] Gigabyte Unveils GA-X79-UP4 ATX Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 motherboard This year the UP series motherboards from Gigabyte have enabled the Ultra Durable 5 technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 DrMOS. Lately the company launched its Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 motherboard for…
  • [Anandtech.com] Two New Z77 mITX Announced

    Over the past couple of days, two new Z77 mini-ITX motherboards have been seen on the radar.  The first is Gigabyte’s Z77N-WiFi model, to be released alongside the H77N-WiFi equivalent.

     

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  • [Legitreviews.com] Crucial V4 256GB SATA II SSD Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2010/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2010/1/) With all of the SATA III drives coming out with regularity, those with older SATA II hardware might be feeling a little left out in the cold. Never fear, Crucial has a line of V4 SSDs in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) GELID GC-Extreme Included in ASRock OC-oriented Z77 OC Formula Motherboard

    Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions has teamed up with ASRock to offer multi award-winning “GC-Extreme” thermal compound for ASRock’s first OC-oriented mainboard “Z77 OC Formula”. Exclusively designed by the world’s OC legacy performer, Nick Shih, this board aims at the enthusiast end of…

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