News

hardware
gadgets

hardware

Tuniq Readies Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Paste

@ 2010/04/17 read/post comments(0)
Sunbeamtech subsidiary Tuniq is ready with its latest thermal paste which it will release to market next month, the Tuniq TX-4. The new thermal paste is expected to have a higher thermal conductivity and broader thermal range than its predecessors.… Go To Full Article

Understanding SandForce's SF-1200 & SF-1500, Not All Drives are Equal

@ 2010/04/17 read/post comments(0)
Less than 24 hours ago I was called into a meeting with SandForce, the SSD controller manufacturer that has been on fire lately. The company makes two controllers: the SF-1200 and SF-1500. The meeting was initiated by SandForce to clear… Go To Full Article

Overclocking Fun - Coolermaster GTX 480 (825/1100 MHZ) vs. HD 5870 (975/1300 MHz)

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Today you will see us pit our Diamond reference design HD 5870 which is now overclocked from 850/1200 to 975/1300 MHz against the new GTX 480 which is overclocked to 825/1100 MHz from 700/924 MHz. We continue to benchmark with… Go To Full Article

Afterburner 1.6.0 Beta 4 (2010-04-15) Add GeForce GTX 480 Over-Voltage

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Afterburner 1.6.0 Beta 4 is released, in this version Unwnider add 2 exciting features. One is highly expected GeForce GTX 480 over-voltage function, the other is special "CaptureVoltageDefault" for AMD 5800 series BIOS issue. Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom II X4 960T hidden cores can be unlocked

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
On the 26th this month, AMD will soon be releasing it’s six core Phenom II X6 CPUs, codenamed “Thuban”. The Phenom II X6 will feature 6MB of L3 cache and six cores, together with a new feature that is similar… Go To Full Article

Benchmark Performance SSD Testing: AHCI vs IDE (or perhaps not)

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
My attention was recently directed to an article over at Benchmark Reviews. The piece intended to point out SSD performance differences when testing with different SATA protocol modes (AHCI vs. IDE). There's only one problem - their testing did not… Go To Full Article

AMD posts $257M profit, increased gross margin

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Looks like AMD doesn't need juicy Intel settlement money to turn a profit, at least now that it no longer consolidates its financial results with GlobalFoundries'. AMD has posted net income of $257 million on "record" $1.57 billion revenue for… Go To Full Article

All USB 3.0 implementations are not created equal

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
IF YOU'RE a regular reader of SemiAccurate, then you'll know that we put a question forward to the USB Implementers Forum with regards to how they certify the various USB 3.0 implementations and if they perform any kind of speed… Go To Full Article

Intel's Patsburg to replace X58 in 2011

@ 2010/04/16 read/post comments(0)
INTEL APPEARS TO BE be sticking with its two tier CPU socket system for the foreseeable future, as details of Intel's X58 platform replacement have made their way online. The upcoming LGA1155 platform with the Cougar Point chipset and the… Go To Full Article

A note on GeForce GTX 480 noise levels

@ 2010/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Similarly, Nvidia has obviously biased the fan profiles on the GTX 480 toward lower noise levels than toward lower GPU temperatures, but the GPU temperature readings we got for the card were only a few degrees higher than what we… Go To Full Article

 1 2 3 >  Last ›