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VIA shows off dual-core Nano processor at top Italian joint (video)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 10:53 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - During Lunch at Piero's yesterday, the place to go during CES for top quality Italian food, VIA was once again at the event to showcase its newest wares. This year the big thing for VIA Tech is it's new 40nm dual-core CPU called the Nano X2 clocked at 1.4GHz.



Stu from VIA was kind enough to give us a rundown on the product and some of its capabilities in the demo system that was on display. What is impressive is VIA managed to add in a second core, but keep around the same TDP as the single core part.


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Watch the video above to get a quick look at it.

Sapphire's new ION Mini PC is real tiny (video)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 10:18 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - There are a couple real interesting nuggets of information from what we are about to tell you here from our second product look at the Sapphire earlier on yesterday in crazy town Vegas.



Where shall we start with this one? Sapphire has been a big AMD supporter for as long as I can remember, they bust out Radeon after Radeon and see some of the best sales results on the market.


When Bill from Sapphire showed us their new "Mini PC" as it is known for now since it is not yet fully completed, I could have sworn he said ION. But then he said it again and he even said NVIDIA. So, yes folks, Sapphire is mixing things up and getting ready some NVIDIA based products which is real interesting and getting its nose into what they are calling "lifestyle products".


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In the video below you get a look at the upcoming "Sapphire Mini PC with some numbers behind it" product and just how small it is, yet how capable it is as a computer.

Sapphire talks maxed out Mini-ITX AMD Fusion and Xtend TV (video)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 10:07 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Earlier on yesterday during the madness that is CES our first meeting was with Bill from Sapphire.


Bill is usually the guy to tell us about their latest and great graphics card, but as you might know, Sapphire is and has been in the process of expanding its line-up of products to cover more than just its core business of VGA.



Our first product look from their suite was their newly released PURE APU Mini-ITX motherboard. For the size of the motherboard, it comes packed with a large amount of features including three display outputs, USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth and more. Within the same video above, we also get a look at Sapphire Xtend TV which allows you to easily stream free-to-air TV from your home to wherever you are. Bill was streaming UK TV from his home without any issues at all in the demo we saw.


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More coming up from Sapphire in just a bit! Just to end this, Sapphire is working on some real exciting stuff, but during our meeting we hit pen to paper and now our mouths need to be sealed for just a bit longer.

Download of the Day: RAMDisk 3.5.130 RC 17

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 7:52 am

Our Download of the Day today is RAMDisk 3.5.130 RC 17.


RAMDisk is the right product for you if you have a disk I/O bound application that is small enough to fit in main memory. RAMDisk is also great for storing frequently accessed data such as temp files, page files and database index files. RAMDisk is freeware up to 4GB disk sizes.


• Speed up Internet page load times

• Control what files and programs are stored into memory (loaded at boot time)

• Create temporary disks for added security

• Speed up disk-to-disk activities such as video encryption and audio ripping

• Accelerate databases

• Reduce compile times


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Deal of the Day: Hewlett-Packard CP1215 Color LaserJet Printer for $124.95 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 7:08 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the B&H Photo Video - Hewlett-Packard CP1215 Color LaserJet Printer for $124.95 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: This Hewlett-Packard LaserJet CP1215 Laser Printer features up to 12ppm black, 8ppm color printing, 600 x 600 dpi, USB 2.0 connectivity, and is just $124.99 with FREE shipping.


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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 6:28 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 7th, 2010


CES 2011 Coverage


- CES 2011: GIGABYTE's G1 Killer Motherboards @ Hardware Canucks

- CES Press Day - Trendnet Coverage @ BCCHardware

- Microsoft Keynote @ CES 2011 @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011: Gigabyte OC Orange Motherboard Sneak Peak @ Hardware Canucks

- CES 2011: Corsair Press Event @ ThinkComputers

- CES 2011: Lucid's Virtu combines Sandy Bridge and discrete graphics features @ PC Perspective

- CES Roundup - Jan 5th, 2011 @ PC Perspective

- CES 2011: NVIDIA Tegra 2 and LG Dual-Core Super Phone @ LegitReviews

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NVIDIA's dual-GPU spotted - creates a rush of blood to certain organs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 4:42 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - NVIDIA partner EVGA has shown off some dual-Fermi GPU based goodness. The dual-GPU will be based off of two GTX500 series GPU's, which exact GPU's is unknown at the moment.


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The card has 3 DVI outputs, which would lead us to believe it's Surround Vision-capable from the single PCIe product. The card requires dual 8-pin PCIe power, so you'll need some a decent PSU to run this beast. The card also includes SLI which should be capable of attaching another dual-GPU based card and going for 4-way action.

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GIGABYTE shows a glimpse of a OC board

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 4:19 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - January 5th 2011, GIGABYTE gives a sneak peak at a new overclocking board. During the launch of the G1-Killer line of motherboards Tim Handly gave the audience a glimpse of a new board built just for overclocking. The new and unnamed board has been designed by Hi Cookie himself. Tim teased the crowd with very few (almost none) details and a 5 second look at the board ona slide.


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ccording to what we have been able to tell the board has been stripped of everything you do not need to overclock. The removal of these "useless" peripherals you have a very simplified trace layout, power managemet scheme and you can tune for performance much easier than a board that is loaded up (even one that alows you to diable those items). Tim also noted that this baord is being designed by Hi Cookie himself so you know it is going to be good.

GIGABYTE Launches the G1-Killer

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 7, 2011 4:02 am

CES 2011, Las Vegas - January 5th 2011 GIGABYTE launched thier new series of gaming motherboards; the G1-Killer series. In what was setup to look like a paramilitary rally GIGABYTE launched three new motherboards designed for gaming. These new boards are aimed straight at the gamer with many features that will appeal to even the most deamanding of customers. These boards are part of GIGABYTE's war on gaming. Each is deisgned like the perfect soldier. GIGABYTE calls these parts Super Sight, Super Speed, Super Hearing and Super Shield.


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