Online News September 27, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Gigabyte Announces Q2440 14-inch Notebook

    With the latest powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processor the 14-inch Q2440 is an excellent mainstream notebook built for multitasking delivering blazingly quick performance. It is convenient for everyday computing to satisfy all your needs for study, work and play. Encased in its slim body is a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sennheiser Releases the U 320 Multi-Platform Gaming Headset

    Great news for the gamer who wants to enjoy high-end gaming sound, but doesn’t want a headset for each gaming device. Sennheiser’s new universal gaming headset, the U 320 conquers all devices and offer great sound on every platform.

    The average age of gamers today is 25 and ‘mature gamers’ play…

  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Announces Second-Generation A-Series Desktop APUs

    AMD announced the second-generation A-Series desktop APU lineup, based on the “Trinity” silicon. The silicon combines four x86-64 cores spread across two “Piledriver” micro-architecture modules, with a Radeon HD 7000 series graphics core with 384 VLIW4 stream processors, an integrated northbridge,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Matrox Announces HDMI Version of the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station

    Matrox today introduced the Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users. From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or an HDMI…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Driver Available for Download

    With September drawing to a close AMD has rolled out a new graphics driver, the Catalyst 12.9 Beta which brings an improved Catalyst Control Center, support for the mobile-focused Enduro graphics switching technology, some fixes, and a 10% performance boost in Lost Planet 2 (for single-GPU setups)….
  • [Legitreviews.com] AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU w/ Socket FM2 Performance Preview

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2043/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2043/1/)AMD is allowing us to post a preview article up on the 2nd generation AMD A-Series APU that was formerly codenamed “Trinity”. AMD says this new APU offers improvements across the board…
  • [Hothardware.com] Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/ux32vdthumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Asus-Zenbook-Prime-UX32VD-Ultrabook-Review/)For all the performance being packed into today’s super-slim ultrabooks, gaming and multimedia are often the weakest links. Most ultrabooks have Intel…
  • [Anandtech.com] AMD’s Enduro 5.5 Public Beta Driver Available

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6333/intro-slide_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6333/amds-enduro-55-public-beta-driver-available)

    About three weeks ago, I met with AMD to go over some concerns with their Enduro graphics switching technology. At the time, AMD gave me a preview…

  • [Techreport.com] How Windows 8 scaling fails on high-PPI displays

    In our original review (http://techreport.com/review/23584/asus-zenbook-prime-ux31a) of Asus’ Zenbook Prime, we lamented that the notebook’s high-density display—a beautiful 13.3″ IPS specimen with a 1920×1080 resolution—wasn’t terribly well supported in Windows 7. The operating system happily…
  • [Techreport.com] Gameplay video shows off 17 minutes of Dead Space 3

    This year’s holiday release schedule is so packed that I completely forgot there’s a new Dead Space game waiting in the wings. The third iteration of the franchise isn’t due out until February, but you can already get a taste of the action in a 17-minute gameplay video…
  • [Techreport.com] Hitachi archival storage tech uses quartz glass

    The more data we have, the more of it we want to preserve—and the longer we want it to endure. Hitachi may have created the ultimate archival storage medium using quartz glass. Physorg has the goods (http://phys.org/news/2012-09-japan-hitachi.html) on the material, which is waterproof, impervious…
  • [Techreport.com] Wednesday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*
    1. X-bit labs: Intel discontinues (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20120925182831_Intel_Discontinues_Core_i_Sandy_Bridge_Microprocessors.html) Core i “Sandy Bridge” microprocessors
    and Samsung reveals SSDs…
  • [Techreport.com] Catalyst 12.9 beta drivers now available

    Have a Radeon? Don’t mind bleeding-edge software that may or may not have a few bugs? Then you’ll be glad to know the latest beta Catalyst drivers are up for grabs (http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst129betadriver.aspx). AMD’s release notes can be perused here…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Panasonic Announces Let’s Note AX2 Convertible Notebook

    Panasonic announced the new Let’s Note AX2, 11.6-inch notebook that converts to a tablet. The AX2 is designed for the Windows 8 era, and features a new start key on its screen bezel. The AX2 is updated with a 1366 x 768 pixel 11.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, a DoCoMo module that gives it LTE and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Kingston Releases SDXC Class 10 Value Card for Price-Conscious Consumers

    Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new SDXC Class 10 memory card that is ideal for price-conscious consumers. The card captures full HD videos and high-resolution photos at an affordable price that will not break the budget.

    Fully compliant with the…

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