Online News February 8, 2013

  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Intros F2A85-V Socket FM2 Motherboard

    ASUS augmented its socket FM2 motherboard lineup with the F2A85-V, a lite variant of the F2A85-V Pro (http://www.techpowerup.com/172703/ASUS-Introduces-New-F2A85-Series-Motherboards-for-Trinity-APUs.html) the company kicked off its Trinity APU-compatible motherboard lineup with. The new F2A85-V…
  • [Anandtech.com] Micron and TE Connectivity Offer New Ultrathin DRAM Solutions

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6729/MainImage.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6729/micron-and-te-connectivity-offer-new-ultrathin-dram-solutions)

    The push for smaller and thinner laptops, Ultrabooks, and tablets of late has come with some potentially undesirable side effects,…

  • [Hothardware.com] AMD A85X Mobo Roundup: ASRock, Gigabyte, Asus

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/temporarythumb.png (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/A85X-Motherboard-Roundup-ASRock-Gigabyte-Asus/)We have had a few weeks with three A85X motherboards and AMD’s top of the line Trinity APU, the A10-5800K, which combines 4 unlocked Piledriver CPU cores…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Micron Technology Samples New Single-Sided DDR3 DRAM Module

    Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, and TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announced today the availability of a Single-Sided SODIMM and a low-profile single-sided, double data rate 3 (DDR3) SODIMM connector solution…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Mac Pro Gets Updated This Spring, Powered by Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon

    Apple’s high-performance desktop Mac Pro will get its long overdue specifications overhaul this spring. The Mac Pro is being pulled off shelves in Europe due to lack of compliance with local regulations; but a French retailer believes the pull out is temporary, and that a new, rehashed Mac Pro will…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Gigabyte Announces U2442 Extreme Ultrabook

    GIGABYTE announced the U2442 Extreme Ultrabook GeForce GT 650M and GT 730M graphics options. The U2442 is exceptionally designed with an elegant shuttle streamline design in a sleek form factor between 18.5 – 21mm and weighs in at just 1.59kg/1.69kg. Designed to bring you ultra-performance, it is…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Valve and JJ Abrams may collaborate on Half-Life and Portal movies

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    The 2013 DICE summit, a yearly gathering of executives in the video game industry is currently ongoing in Las Vegas. During the opening presentation, Valve and JJ Abrams announced they would…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Ozone Announces Blade Gaming Keyboard

    Attending to the motto “It’s all about evolution”, Ozone Gaming Gear has walked another step in the keyboards world, another evolution compatible with PC Win98SE/Me/2000/XP/VISTA/WIN 7/8. The European brand of gaming peripherals will show the new Blade Keyboard in the upcoming COMPUTEX (Taipei…
  • [Techpowerup.com] TechPowerUp World Community Grid Community Announces February Challenge

    TechPowerUp’s World Community Grid (WCG) team is on a roll. It currently generates the fourth highest production of BIONC points in the world, and is growing. To help accelerate its growth further, our WCG community is announcing the February Challenge. The contest requires you to net at least…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Gelid The Black Edition review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2013/02/gelid-the-black-edition-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2013/02/07/gelid-the-black-edition-review/1)The new heatsink from Gelid sports seven heatpipes and two fans. Enough to tame the heat?Image:…
  • [Techreport.com] Zotac’s Z77-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed

    Can you believe more than a decade has passed since Via introduced the Mini-ITX motherboard form factor? Man, I’m getting old. Contemporary Mini-ITX boards bear little resemblance to the first examples, though. They may share the same 6.7″ x 6.7″ footprint, but the similarities end there.

    Via…

  • [Legitreviews.com] ASUS ARES II Video Card Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2133/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2133/1/)If you are looking for a new gaming graphics card and money is not an issue, you are in for a real treat today! ASUS recently sent over the ASUS ARES II and we have been pounding on this…
  • [VR-Zone.com] North Korea uses Modern Warfare 3 footage in disturbing propaganda video

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    It seems North Korea’s latest propaganda video showing the United States in flames used images from Modern Warfare 3. This came soon after North Korea’s announcement that they would be detonating a nuclear bomb.

  • [Anandtech.com] Acer T232HL – Touch Comes to the Desktop

    Windows 8 has brought about its shift in how we use our computers and its focus on having a more unified experience for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs. As those first two systems are primarily touch-oriented, desktop computers are suddenly seeing a large number of touch displays…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Rolls Out Athlon II X2 280 Value Dual-Core Processor

    It’s not retirement time for AMD’s 45 nm “Regor” silicon just yet, with the company announcing the Athlon II X2 280 value dual-core processor. Built in the socket AM3 package (compatible with AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ motherboards), and based on the company’s K10.5 micro-architecture, the chip features two…

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