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Intel Shows off the New Core CPUs

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 6:57 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Intel shows off a new generation of Core CPUs. In the Las Vegas Convention Center Intel showed off their 2nd Generation Core CPUs along with a host of mobile systems that, according to Intel, will be faster, cooler, and more energy efficient than anything they have every offered before. Although these CPUs (Sandy Bridge) have technically been launched and the web has been full of reviews, Intel was still showing some demos that were very impressive.


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Wicked Audio brings smartphone-friendly headphones and more to CES

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 1:34 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Wicked Audio had some very interesting and unique audio solutions on display at CES 2011, and we spent a few minutes with them to take a look at what they've got coming around the bend.


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More and more people have smartphones that are doubling as their mp3 players, and the Tour lineup of headphones is a solution for them. The in-line mic and answer/hang up button allow you to receive calls without having to pull your phone from your pocket or armband if you're on a run or working out. The Helix sets below have a wraparound, in ear setup for those that have problems keeping regular in ear headphones in.


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Wicked also has a "3D Headphone" lineup for surround sound listening. With their three designer options, these will make a statement as you walk down the street. Keep an eye out for this lineup coming soon.

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 9:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 9th, 2010


CES 2011 Coverage


- CES Coverage Pre CES and Day 1 @ OverclockersClub

- CES Coverage @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011 - Futurelooks Press Day Round Up @ Futurelooks

- CES 2011: Gigabyte Press Conference @ ThinkComputers

- CES 2011: Razer Shows Switchblade 7? Portable Gaming Computer Concept @ Hardware Canucks

- CES Day One @ OverclockersHQ

- CES 2011: Intel Demos Future Sandy Bridge Capabilities @ LegitReviews

- CES 2011 Day 1 Coverage: Corsair | Kingston | Thermaltake | Trendnet @ Tweaknews

- CES 2011: Gigabyte Press Conference @ ThinkComputers

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Gigabyte continues flood of product previews at CES with P8600 gaming mouse

By: Don Lynn | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 5:49 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Gigabyte's been awfully busy with their big announcements like the G1 Killer motherboards and laptops. Peripheral fans also have something to look forward to from Gigabyte as we got a quick look at their upcoming P8600 Aivia gaming mouse.


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Boasting wired or wireless function, swappable rechargeable batteries, ambidextrous grip, and an up to 3500 dpi sensor, Gigabyte is looking to make this a mouse for just about anyone. No official word on launch date or price quite yet.

Xigmatek hits U.S. shores at CES

By: Don Lynn | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 5:28 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - While the European market has already had their opportunity to get their hands on Xigmatek's latest chassis, the Pantheon has been unavailable to their fans in the United States. This is getting ready to change as Xigmatek brought their newest midtower to CES and let us have a sneak preview before it hita American retail outlets.


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With a nearly completely tool-less setup, dual 120mm fans cooling the hard drive bays, and watercooling extras like the ability to stealthfully install a dual radiator setup in the top, the Pantheon looks to be one of Xigmatek's most versatile midtowers yet. The huge motherboard cutout accommodates 99.9% of motherboard cooler setups to avoid removing your motherboard for cooler swap.

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GIGABYTE enters the US note/netbook market

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 3:12 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas January 7, 2011. GIGABYTE today showed use a trio of mobile computing systems that will be the first GIGABYTE mobile products to be sold in the US. We had the chance to head by the GIGABYTE suite and see these new products.


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When we first saw these we thought they were going to be the usual "Asia/Europe Only" devices. We were soon smiling very widely as we found out they would be available for sale in the US beginning in February.

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Asus Shows their Commitment to Consumers

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 2:57 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - January 7, 2011 Asus shows off their commitment to all levels of the computer market. In a room at the Venetian Hotel and Casino I had the chance to talk with JJ Guerrero about some of Asus' new products and in particular where they are going with their new Sandy Bridge boards (the H67 and P67).


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MSI AMD 990FX motherboard just sitting around at Vegas look-out (video)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 2:26 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - It's funny the things you find when taking a minute out of your busy CES schedule to admire some of the fantastic views that Las Vegas has to offer.



During our visit to the MSI suite at the lovely Aria hotel today, we spotted an upcoming MSI motherboard called the Big Bang Conqueror just sitting around which we believe is based around the AMD 990FX chipset. This chipset will support future AM3+ processors from AMD and it will be AMD's top dog for overclockers and gamers.


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While we didn't get too many details on the chipset itself, from looking at the board itself we could make quite a few assumptions. The first and third blue PCI-E graphics slots will operate at 16 lanes for full speed AMD Crossfire support and the memory setup uses a standard dual-channel DDR3 configuration. As far as the MSI specific details go, we see the addition of the new Military Class II, OC Genie, SATA 6G, USB 3.0 and more.


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Watch the video above here to get a real close look at it.

OCZ Launches Three New Enterprise SSDs

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 2:17 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - OCZ has a trio of new SandForce drives for the enterprise market. The new Vertex 3 EX, Vertex 3 Pro and Z-Drive R3 all made an appearance at their suite.


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The new Z-Drive R3 is a bootable PCIe SSD similar to a RevoDrive but designed for the enterprise market.


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The spec sheet shows the Z-Drive R3 being able to read at up to 1,000MB/s and writing data at 950MB/s.


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