GlacialTech F101 CPU Cooler Review

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GlacialTech has products in a few different areas of PC hardware, but one of their primary markets is in coolers. The F101 is supposedly inspired by the General Electric turbofan jet engine of the same name. Personally, I don't think… Go To Full Article

University of Antwerp uses NVIDIA GPUs to Build SuperComputer, Again. Fastra II

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The ASTRA group tested some NVIDIA Tesla units but were not satisfied due to the high price and the fact that current Tesla units feature a maximum of four GPUs. While gamers do not get linear improvements by adding additional… Go To Full Article

Intel's six-core Core i7 980X to arrive in March

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Previously planned for a Q2 release, Intel's Gulftown, aka the Core i7 980X has been pulled into Q1 and is now set to debut in March 2010 (maybe at CeBIT 2010), before AMD's Thuban. The Core i7 980X is manufactured… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA "Fermi" Benchmarks Leaked? GeForce GTX 360 and 380 Performance Numbers [fake]

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The slides reveal internal NVIDIA benchmarks of Far Cry 2, Resident Evil 5 and STALKER Clear Sky. Now this remains speculation, but if the numbers are right, then the future is looking bright and sunny for NVIDIA -- well if… Go To Full Article

Supply of 3.5-inch HDDs tight until March 2010 ?

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Supply of 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) for use in desktops and servers has fallen short of demand and the tight supply is unlikely to ease until March 2010, according to Taiwan-based PC makers. Main global suppliers… Go To Full Article

MSI P55-GD85 Offers SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0

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Following ASUSTeK and Gigabyte, it’s over to MSI to offer SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3 on the P55. Like ASUSTeK, MSI have a 3 chip integration: a Marvell controller for SATA 6 Gb/s, an NEC controller for USB 3… Go To Full Article

First SATA 6G Marvell SSD Tested

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While it looks like any other SSD, this Marvell-branded casing hides the first-of-its-kind performance of an SSD optimized for SATA 6G speeds. There are some important caveats to mention with this drive. * Marvell is NOT going to… Go To Full Article

USB 3.0 Performance Preview

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Currently we have three USB 3.0 equipped motherboards in our possession. The Gigabyte X58A-UD7 that we showed you here earlier this week. We have also taken delivery on a Gigabyte P55A-UD6 motherboard that has USB 3.0. Both of these motherboards… Go To Full Article

Most Bad-*** Hard Drive On The Planet?

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Hard drives gone bad don’t always have to end up in the trash. Miguel Rivera, a systems administrator, took a pile of used drives, gutted some and turned them into beautiful sculptures. Go To Full Article

Western Digital introduces 'Advanced Format' - Up To 10% More Usable HDD Space

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This is a new format method they will be incorporating into their various drive lines. Advanced Format represents a new way for their drives to handle data internally. Instead of each individual sector having its own Sync/header and ECC, the… Go To Full Article

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