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RIP DFI LanParty Motherboards

@ 2010/06/03 read/post comments(7)
I finally contacted some other people associated/previously associated with DFI's LANParty group in Taipei, and arranged several meetings during Computex. Today, we finally got our answer: DFI told its LANParty team in 2009 there would be no more LANParty products.… Go To Full Article

Visualizing System Latency

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When I/O latency is presented as a visual heat map, some intriguing and beautiful patterns can emerge. These patterns provide insight into how a system is actually performing and what kinds of latency end-user applications experience. Many characteristics seen in… Go To Full Article

Kingston Shows External USB 3.0 HyperX SSD

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Kingston demonstrated at a private event in Taiwan an early working model of its upcoming external SSD solution that runs on the USB 3.0 interface. As part of its high-performance line, the external SSD will bear the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft previews Windows Embedded Compact 7

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Microsoft has announced the Windows Embedded Compact 7 public Community Technology Preview (CTP). Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the next generation of the Windows Embedded CE platform, which according to Microsoft, provides OEMs with the tools and technologies to deliver… Go To Full Article

Microsoft unveils Windows Live Essentials Wave 4

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The Windows Live Essentials team says it focused on updating the applications in a way that complements Windows 7 (and still works on Vista, but not XP). Specifically, Microsoft says it focused on making three tasks easier: creating and sharing… Go To Full Article

Service Company Claims Lenovo PCs Are Most Reliable

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Service company Rescuecom, which operates across the USA and provides technical support for various personal computers, said that Lenovo Group and Asustek Computer make the most reliable systems or at least their owners do not turn to Rescuecom for help. Go To Full Article

A-Data Ready with SATA 6 Gb/s and Turbo SSDs

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A-Data showed off two lines of 2.5" internal SSDs, the S501 and S596 Turbo. The S501 uses the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and has transfer rates that could use the additional bandwidth at its disposal. The S501 reads at 350… Go To Full Article

Asus reveals more details about the Immensity motherboard

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The GPU on the board turned out to be a Radeon HD 5700-series, most likely a 5750 and the product manager mentioned that it's extremely difficult to cool the GPU on the motherboard. The whole idea behind having a GPU… Go To Full Article

Sapphire scores new motherboard team (from eVGA)

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THE EVGA MOTHERBOARD team story is starting to unfold as we've found out more details about what's going on. It turns out that the team did indeed leave and they left because they had a better offer from none other… Go To Full Article

2010 Value SSD (~$100) Roundup: Kingston and OCZ take on Intel

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Two years ago the best SSD you could buy was made by Intel and it cost $7.44 per GB of MLC NAND. Today Intel is actually the value leader. The 80GB X25-M G2 will set you back $205 at Newegg,… Go To Full Article

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