CES 2011, Las Vegas - I'll let Sean come up with an article for that catchy title since that's his realm but I wanted to show everyone what AMD was handling out last night.
Leaving the very funny AMD Fusion event I was handed a handful of new AMD Fusion processors / GPUs / Northbridge chips. Yes, all of those key components are now packaged on a single piece of silicon. Here we get to see a naked AMD APU. The size of the APU is tiny, really tiny. In the past enthusiasts have made key chains out of their old processors but you can't really do that with the new APU because it's so small.
I have a handful of these AMD Fusion key chains and will be giving them out in the next couple of weeks to the TweakTown faithful. Just keep posting in the forums like you always do and when I see something that catches my attention you will get a private message asking for your shipping address.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Of course by now you will probably know that AMD's big thing at the moment is Fusion.
We have been hearing about this Fusion thing for a while. AMD is out with its first Fusion APU and during Digital Experience last night here in Las Vegas, a simple AMD poster sign showed a pretty good story of AMD's focus currently.
We can run you through benchmarks and technical stuff, but at the end of the day, you do get a good appreciation of the AMD APU in the video above. 18 watts in a single small chip including the northbridge, GPU and CPU. See above in true to life size - pretty cool stuff!
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Few companies know how to really start CES off like ioSafe. ioSafe has already shown their products in simulated house fires, under water in the pool and even being ran over by heavy machinery. This year ioSafe had to do something different and they did it this year with a bang!
That's right, CES this year started out with live fire on the shooting range.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Our first stop during the Digital Experience event last night here in Las Vegas was with Crucial Memory who showed us some recent software improvements to its line of Ballistix Tracer Smart memory.
Many of you will know what Ballistix Tracer memory is all about from our reviews with its fancy flashing LEDs. What Jeremy from Crucial explained to us in the video below is that they have been spending considerable time improving the accompanying software that goes along with it to give the user a high level of control over the funky lights.
The new "lights" tab in the software gives you a huge range of control over the lights so you can setup your RAM to just how you want it.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - The enterprise SSD market is really heating up. Just yesterday we showed a Toshiba enterprise SSD that will ship with a claimed 515MB/s read speed. If 515MB/s doesn't impress you then maybe this will, 535MB/s! Hitachi and Intel have teamed up to take on SandForce and Toshiba in the enterprise market, no surprise there, the announcement went out back in November.
The Hitachi / Intel drive was on display here in Las Vegas and we were able to snap a few pics. Most of us don't get all that excited about enterprise drives but what is exciting is how close Intel's enterprise drives are to their consumer product line. Intel has been fairly quite about their upcoming consumer SSD but the new Hitachi Ultrastar gives us a glimpse of what to expect.
Our Download of the Day today is WinRAR 4.00 Beta 4.
WinRAR is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs.
WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface. WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure.
WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. It also offers the ability to create selfextracting and multivolume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (Xbox 360) - $79.99.
Offer: Get Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition for the Xbox 360 for just $79.99. They're all out of stock online, but you can opt to pick it up in-store. This is a great price for the Prestige Edition. It wasn't worth the $149.99 MSRP, but at this discounted price, the RC-XD Video RC car w/ video transmitter seems like a good deal.
The latest happenings from around the web - January 6th, 2010
CES 2011 Coverage
- CES 2011: ASUS Announces Four Tablet PCs @ Legit Reviews
- CES Roundup - Jan 4th, 2011 @ PC Perspective
- ASUS & MSI at CES @ Techgage
- CES 2011: CES UNVEILED Roundup @ Techwarelabs
- CES 2011: SanDisk SSD, nPower PEG and House of Marley @ Legit Reviews
- CES 2011: Micron RealSSD C400 256GB 25nm SSD Speed Demo @ Legit Reviews
- CES 2011: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Phone and Project Denver Announced @ PC Perspective
- CES 2011: NVIDIA Talks Tegra 2 and Outs "Project Denver" CPU @ Hot Hardware
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Panasonic has been on the cutting edge when it comes to 3D technology, and they look to have no plans of stopping in their press conference at CES is any indication. Expecting over 20 new additions to their Viera line of HDTVs in 2011 with sizes from 32" all the way up to 65", they are fully locked and loaded to take the big chunk of the 3D TV market as they project 32% of televisions purchased will be3D capable by 2014.
The TVs are going to get bigger as well; Panasonic will be replacing their 54" models with 55" and te current 55" models will get a bump to 60". The big dog will be the VIERA 65" GT30, complete with 3D capability and more connections than you'll ever need. Panasonic is definitely looking to make a 3D TV for every consumer, and paired with their new 3D Bluray players they may just have success bringing this tech into the mainstream.
CES 2011, Las Vegas -Sony was rocking CES Press Day this year, complete with dancers and The Green Hornet Car. The big announcement on the mobile front was the official announcement of the Xperia Arc, a mobile device that promises outstanding multimedia tech from a mobile phone.
Boasting Android 2.3, a huge 4.2" Sony Reality display, and Sony's Mobile BRAVIA engine, this look like the must have device for the phone lover who wants a great multimedia experience from their phone. An HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack brings full connectivity to nearly any device as well and the phone will sync with BRAVIA televisions as well. The Xperia Arc is expected to hit soon, although a carrier was not officially announced at this point.