Online News October 22, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD’s Holiday Plans: Catalyst 12.11 Performance Driver & New Holiday Game Bundle

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    As October winds to a close, the consumer electronics industry is making its final preparations for the holiday shopping season. Among events this week will be…

  • [Anandtech.com] 120mm Radiator Fan Roundup Part 2: Fan Harder

    It’s funny, when I did the first 120mm radiator fan roundup two months ago (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6177/choosing-the-best-120mm-radiator-fan-testing-eight-fans-with-corsairs-h80), I wasn’t expecting quite the response it got. It was an interesting exercise that seemed worth sharing with the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel 335 Series Solid State Drive Appears in Japan

    The 330 Series solid state drives are already old news for Intel as the Santa Clara-based company has already begun to roll out the 335 Series drives. The first 335 model, codenamed SSDSC2CT240A4K5, has went on sale in Japan and it features a 240 GB capacity, a 2.5-inch form factor (9.5 mm…
  • [Expreview.com] Colorful Announces GeForce GT 640 Quad-View Graphics Card

    Colorful lately unveiled a new GeForce GT 640 graphics card——GT 640 PRO X4, which is able to meet the needs of four displays connectivity. The display connectivity options include two DMS59 ports, and cables are provided that convert each DMS59 to two DVI-I single-link, which supports digital…
  • [Expreview.com] Estimated Price of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Starting Around US$1,699

    This June Apple released its MacBook Pro with Retina screen which features resolution of 2880*1800, however, at the time there were only 15.4-inch models, recently it has been said that Apple will debut a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display on October 23rd. According to the source from 9to5mac,…
  • [Anandtech.com] SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review: Someone at SilverStone Loves Tetris

    You’ve seen it here: small cases are getting big. Mini-ITX boards are becoming both more common and less expensive, and there’s been a bit of a renaissance for small case designs. This is a space SilverStone has served reasonably well for some time now with their Sugo line of enclosures, but a…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. Stardock: Bring back the Windows “Start” menu with Start8 (http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/)
    2. AMD considers its chances: Outlines three growth opportunities…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASUS Intros the Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition

    The ASUS Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition USB digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier carries on the award-winning tradition established by previous Xonar Essence products. It includes acclaimed MUSES 01 Op-Amps from New Japan Radio Co. Ltd., generating bigger, bolder, and livelier sound…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Imagination Technologies Still Biggest in GPU IP, According to Jon Peddie Research

    Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated mobile devices graphics chip shipments for the first half of 2012. Mobile devices include smartphones, tablets, and game consoles.

    The market for portable devices (mobile…

  • [Techreport.com] Trailer shows 14 minutes of Far Cry 3 gameplay

    Far Cry 3 is one of many first-person shooters due out this holiday season. The game is scheduled for release on December 4 in North America, and you can get a sense of the action in a new, 14-minute gameplay video released by the developers. The video walks the player through a handful of…
  • [Techreport.com] Rumor: iPad Mini to spell the end of the iPad 2

    Apple is expected to unveil a bite-sized version of its iPad tablet on October 23. The company has sent out invites, and given the sheer number of leaks, that seems pretty much certain. What we hadn’t heard yet is that, according to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, the iPad Mini’s arrival may…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Open thread

    We’re fresh out of Friday night topics, so we’re going to open the floor. Discuss. And behave.

    Read more… (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23761)

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  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD

    Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite (http://techreport.com/blog/23567/sleeping-dogs-will-keep-you-up-at-night) games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed by half. You can grab the open-world action/adventure game for only $25 on Steam…
  • [Techreport.com] New Samsung Chromebook costs $249, has ARM inside

    The Samsung Chromebook 550 Chromebook that came out (http://techreport.com/news/23007/samsung-google-unwrap-new-chrome-os-laptop-nettop) in May is a nice little machine, but at $449.99, it isn’t exactly cheap. Google and Samsung have now taken the wraps off…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Biostar Unveils Two Hi-Fi Series FM2 Motherboards

    Biostar is currently preparing the release of two more motherboards supporting AMD’s FM2 (codename Trinity) APUs, the Hi-Fi A85S2 powered by the A85X chipset and the Hi-Fi A55S2 equipped with an A55 chip. Since they are part of the Hi-Fi Series, both models feature an integrated independent audio…

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