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A 64GB SSD upgrade kit for $145

@ 2010/03/20 read/post comments(0)
Are solid-state drives really getting this cheap this quickly? Barely more than a month has gone by since Kingston launched a trio of SSDNow V solid-state drives, including a 64GB model priced at $208 (or $216 as part of an… Go To Full Article

ATI Catalyst 10.3a Performance Test

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
The biggest game to improve here is DiRT 2. AMD claimed an "up to" 20% improvement on Radeon HD 5800 series video cards in this game. We are seeing here a near 13% improvement, which is very good for a… Go To Full Article

Mixed MultiGPU Chip Developer Lucid raises 8 million dollars

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
The system is currently very dependent on drivers from Lucid, who have to test and validate a huge number of possible combinations. This means a big team and big budgets. Here Lucid has announced that it has received an additional… Go To Full Article

Scythe Releases the Yasya CPU Cooler

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
Scythe announces its newest high-end CPU cooler, named “Yasya” to the market. Yasya CPU Cooler is the first cooler from Scythe equipped with the newly developed T.M.L.F. (Trident Multi Layer Fin) structure. This special design maximizes the cooling surface to… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Readies Feature-Packed Mini-ITX LGA1156 Motherboard

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
Gigabyte is readying a new motherboard in the mini-ITX form-factor which is bound to surprise some with its feature-set. The GA-H55N-USB3 is a socket LGA1156 motherboard based on the Intel H55 chipset, supporting the entire range of LGA1156 processors with… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i5 680 (3.6GHz) in the works

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
The Clarkdale-based 32nm part has a TDP of 73W, which is quite impressive considering its high clock. It has 2x256kB of L2 and 4MB of L3 cache. Its integrated graphics are clocked at 733MHz and it officially supports dual channel… Go To Full Article

Zotac Planning Overclocked Geforce GTX 480

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
We still don't know what will be the difference between the standard and this "special" GTX 480 version but we guess that it might be slightly overclocked as we doubt that any partner will change such an elaborate and beefy… Go To Full Article

Intel's Core i7 980X all but sold out in Europe

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
Intel's king of the hill Core i7 980X has all but sold out in Europe. Although retailers were selling the six-core Gulftown for well over €900, enthusiasts seem to have picked the stocks dry withing days of the launch.… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA partners to get more freedom with Geforce GTX 470

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(0)
Nvidia Partners will get finished versions of Geforce GTX 480 cards from Nvidia, complete with the fancy new cooler, and they will should just slap a nice sticker somewhere on the card and sell it under their own brand.… Go To Full Article

Intel's X25-V & Kingston's 30GB SSDNow V Series: Battle of the $125 SSDs

@ 2010/03/19 read/post comments(2)
The story goes like this: Intel let Kingston build a value version of its X25-M G2 drives. This became the 40GB Kingston V Series Boot Drive. When Intel added TRIM support to the G2 drives, Kingston was told to wait.… Go To Full Article

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