Converting a Server’s SCSI Backplane to Use SATA Drives

@ 2011/08/26 read/post comments(0)
I eventually landed a SnapServer 4100, a nice little 1U-high rack mountable box that could expand to give me just over 360MB of RAID-5 storage. The on-board chipset could theoretically handle drives larger than 127MB, but a glitch in the… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek Intros XAF Series 140 mm Fans

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
Xigmatek released its latest XAF series case fans, including the XAF-F1451 (black) and XAF-F1452 (white). The two are 140 mm (140 x 140 x 25 mm) in size, but are designed to fit the in the mount holes of both… Go To Full Article

Leaked roadmap forecasts 28-nm Fermi shrinks for 2012

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
We already know that Kepler, Nvidia's next-gen 28-nm GPU, isn't scheduled to enter production until next year. Well, the folks at SemiAccurate have now gotten some dirt on a batch of other 28-nm parts Nvidia has in the pipeline. Those… Go To Full Article

New CPU Speed Record: 8.3Ghz

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
Gelid GC-Extreme gained me 130MHz over AS Ceramique. Go To Full Article

Discrete graphics market takes nosedive in Q2

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
According to Jon Peddie Research, discrete graphics sales in Q2 dropped by about 15.2 percent, due to seasonal trends and the ongoing economic crisis. Overall shipments dipped from 19 million in Q1 to just over 16 million in Q2.… Go To Full Article

The Black Art of Dual PSUs in Your Enthusiast PC

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
Putting two powers supplies in your computer has been a recurring subject in our forums for years. While the physical process of making that happen is not exactly rocket science, it still can be daunting for some users. Today we… Go To Full Article

Windows 8: Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete

@ 2011/08/24 read/post comments(0)
Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting are far and away the most heavily used features within Windows Explorer, representing 50% of total command usage (based on Windows 7 telemetry data). For Windows 8, we want to make sure that using these… Go To Full Article

Nvidia still leads in discrete GPU shipments

@ 2011/08/24 read/post comments(0)
By the look of it, Nvidia still has a sizable lead over AMD—and that lead has increased compared to last year. Sequentially, though, AMD managed to snatch a tenth of a percentage point away from Nvidia, leaving it with 40.6%… Go To Full Article

JEDEC Reveals Key Aspects of DDR4

@ 2011/08/24 read/post comments(0)
First and foremost, DDR4 will concentrate on performance and power consumption. The latter is achieved by lowering the voltage to 1.2V, compared to DDR3's 1.5V (although there are DDR3 modules with lower or higher voltage but 1.5V is the standard… Go To Full Article

Memory prices continue to inch downward

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
There's no reprieve in sight for memory makers, by the looks of it. Earlier this morning, DigiTimes reported that spot prices for some 2Gb DDR3 memory chips have slipped to as little as 71 cents. Research firm inSpectrum blames the… Go To Full Article

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