Online News October 1, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Lenovo Intros AMD Trinity-Powered ThinkCentre M78

    Lenovo today announced the latest addition to its flagship M Series desktop PC line – the ThinkCentre M78 – designed for medium to large businesses. Featuring the latest AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the ThinkCentre M78 gives business professionals a reliable PC with powerful…
  • [Overclock3D.net] PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review

    The latest in the extraordinary Devil13 range from PowerColor is upon us. Does it deliver everything you desire?

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/powercolor_devil13_hd7990_review/1)

  • [Expreview.com] ASUS Officially Launches Matrix HD 7970 Graphics Card

    ASUS recently launches its two Matrix HD 7970 graphics card, as TechPowerUP reported. According to the source, one card is the flagship Matrix HD 7970 Platinum which features base/boost/memory frequencies of 1050MHz/1100MHz/1650MHz. While the other is the base model with frequencies of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Origin PC Ships Eon Laptops with Latest Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" Mobile Processors

    ORIGIN PC announces the availability of Intel’s latest mobile Ivy Bridge processors, the Intel Core i7-3940XM, Intel Core i7-3840QM, and the Intel Core i7 3740QM to their line of award-winning EON Laptops. Now you can experience the incredible speed and performance of Intel’s Core i7-3940XM…
  • [Anandtech.com] Lian Li PC-A76X Case Review: The Limits of Aluminum

    As a case designer and manufacturer, Lian Li has built their entire business around aluminum. It’s one of those materials that seems to have a real marketing draw, that seems to perk up consumers, and it’s understandable. Aluminum conducts heat well, and an attractive brushed aluminum finish can…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) MAINGEAR Unveils the NOMAD 17 Custom Gaming Laptop

    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations is unveiling the new NOMAD 17 custom notebook as the perfect performance mobile solution for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. It boasts top tier mobile hardware such as 3rd generation Intel Core i7…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Gigabyte Preps GeForce GTX 680 OC with 4 GB of Memory

    Taiwan-based Gigabyte Technology is now working on releasing another customized GeForce GTX 680 card, a model codenamed GV-N680OC-4GD which is factory overclocked, packs 4 GB of memory (double the amount of most GTX 680s), and comes equipped with a WINDFORCE 3X 450 W triple-fan cooler.
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Modbook Pro to Launch with All Solid-State Architecture

    Creative technologies developer Modbook Inc. today announced that its highly portable 13.3-inch Mac-based pen tablet computer, the Modbook Pro, will forego the traditional internal storage method of hard disk drives (HDDs) in favor of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs). The standard…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*

    1. X-bit labs: Despite PC market slowdown, shipments
    of hard drives set to be record (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20120928154718_Despite_PC_Market_Slowdown_Shipments_of_Hard_Drives_Set_to_Be_Record_Analysts.html) – analysts
    2. VR-Zone’s exclusive update – Ivy…

  • [Expreview.com] Gigabyte Prepares GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB Graphics Card

    The current Gigabyte GTX 680 OC packs 2GB memory and the model number is GV-N680OC-2GD, while lately Videopcardz reported that the company was preparing for a new GTX 680 OC model with 4GB memory. The new card will be called GV-N680OC-4GD, while other specs are unchanged when compared with the 2GB…
  • [Techreport.com] Unreal Tournament bots judged more human than human

    The latest development in the world of artificial intelligence comes from an unusual source: Unreal Tournament 2004. Five years ago, 2K Games sponsored a yearly competition challenging programmers to develop multiplayer bots capable of passing a Turing-style test modeled on a good old deathmatch….
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. ZDNet: BlueStacks and AMD bring Android apps to Windows 8 (http://www.zdnet.com/bluestacks-and-amd-bring-android-apps-to-windows-7000004911/)
    2. Fudzilla: Desktop Trinity coming next week (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28905-desktop-trinity-coming-next-week-in-oem-flavour) in OEM…
  • [Techreport.com] AMD expands lineup of low-voltage Trinity notebook APUs

    AMD has added two new models to its lineup of low-voltage notebook APUs. The most intriguing of these Trinity-based processors may be the A8-4555M. This quad-core part has a 1.6GHz base clock speed and a 2.4GHz Turbo peak, both down 400MHz from the existing A10-4655M. The integrated Radeon is…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Gaming graphics and clicky keyboards

    It seems Radeon HD 7850 prices have taken a nosedive since the GeForce GTX 660 rolled out earlier this month. Lower prices may be bad news for AMD’s profit margin, but they’re good news for gamers, because you can now grab a Radeon HD 7850 2GB for as little as $184.99 with free shipping…
  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Platinum PSUs, an amped-up GTX 660, and more

    This week on the roundup, we’ve got fresh gear from Cooler Master, Thermaltake, and Zotac to discuss:

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_9_28_Release_roundup_Platinum_PSUs_an_ampedup_GTX_660_and_more/coolermaster.jpg …

    Read more… (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23653)

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