Online News October 18, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD A10-5800K Graphics Scores P10000+ in 3DMark Vantage

    HWBot.org Test lab put the A10-5800K APU through its paces by overclocking its CPU component to 5.242 GHz (124.8 MHz x42 @1.644V), and its Radeon HD 7660D GPU component to 1.58 GHz (up from 1.275 GHz), to yield a 3DMark Vantage score of P10002 (performance preset), a level of performance unheard of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] EVGA Rolls Out Precision X 3.0.4

    EVGA has today made available a new update for its well-known graphics card monitoring and tweaking tool, Precision X. This latest release adds to the ‘Adjust Voltage’ section a new feature called K-Boost which allows users to lock their GeForce GTX 600 cards to Boost Clock/Voltage, even in 2D…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AeroCool Fall-Winter Collection Available Through Retailers

    Over the past month, AeroCool unveiled six new products featured in its mainline and Strike-X brands, including the Strike-X XPredator Devil Red and White Editions (http://www.techpowerup.com/170763/AeroCool-Readies-XPreadator-X3-Devil-Red-and-White-Editions.html), Strike-X Air…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Wield The Force With Unique Star Wars Designed Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

    Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, has announced a sweepstakes promising one winner a custom-designed Star Wars: The Old Republic Razer Blade gaming laptop. Valued at over $15,000, the Star Wars inspired Razer Blade is unique: Only one of its kind exists in the known…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD FX "Vishera" Processors Launch Pricing Surprises

    According to new reports, AMD’s next-generation FX “Vishera” processors built on its “Piledriver” architecture could surprise buyers with pricing, in a similar way to the A-Series “Trinity.” AMD’s FX “Vishera” socket AM3+ processors will not exceed US $200, according to the report. The launch…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Arriving Next Month

    Microsoft Group Program Manager Rob Mauceri has today revealed that Internet Explorer 10 will be bringing its bells and whistles over to Windows 7 in mid-November. The catch is that the release planned for next month is (still) a preview as the Redmond company wants to “collect developer and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Toshiba’s Windows 8 PCs Now Available

    Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that its consumer line-up of Satellite laptops and Ultrabooks, Qosmio laptops as well as its All-in-One desktops featuring Windows 8 are available for pre-order starting today and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) AMD Announces SeaMicro SM15000 Server Citrix Ready

    AMD today announced that Citrix Systems, Inc. has verified the new AMD SeaMicro SM15000-XE (http://www.seamicro.com/node/251) micro server as Citrix Ready to run Citrix XenServer 6 (http://www.citrix.com/products/xenserver/overview.html), a complete managed server virtualization technology that…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Steam Greenlight Adds Software and Concepts Categories

    Steam Greenlight has been updated today, adding the ability for developers to post non-gaming software for consideration by the Community. Software in Steam Greenlight will work just like games, where we are looking to the community to provide data on what they would like to see made available via…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) OCZ Technology Group Reports Receipt of Nasdaq Compliance Letter

    OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that because of the delayed filing with the SEC of the Form 10-Q for the period ending August 31, 2012 (the “Form 10-Q”), the Company…
  • [Techreport.com] Call of Duty: Black Ops II has a new trailer, zombies

    The holiday season approaches, and you know what that means: there’s a new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise. Black Ops II is due to hit shelves in the middle of next month. Despite the fact that we’re still weeks away from the game’s release, an official “launch trailer” has been posted…
  • [Techreport.com] Surface team takes to Reddit, reveals Xbox 360 controller support

    With a week and a half to go until launch, Microsoft is keen to generate buzz around its upcoming Surface tablet. The first TV ad for the device aired (http://techreport.com/news/23736/and-here-the-first-tv-ad-for-microsoft-surface) on Monday, and pre-orders began…
  • [Techreport.com] Google may bump up Nexus 7 storage in time for iPad Mini debut

    Apple has been sending out (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/17/ctech-us-apple-event-idCABRE89F12R20121017) invites to an October 23 event, so it’s probably safe to say the iPad Mini—or whatever Apple ends up calling it—is only days away. Coincidentally, The Verge says recent…
  • [Techreport.com] Casio G’zOne smartphone is ruggedized against the elements

    Modern smartphones are pretty sweet. They’ve grown up from their glorified PDA roots to become compelling computing devices that can be taken anywhere. At the same time, however, most models are comically ill-equipped to deal with some of the rigors of everyday use. They’re fragile enough that…
  • [Techreport.com] Wednesday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. CPU World: AMD to cut (http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012101701_AMD_to_cut_prices_of_A4-Series_APUs.html) prices of A4-series APUs
    2. X-bit labs: Intel to start production of Haswell chips in Q4…

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