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One of the biggest highlights at Corsair's booth during CeBIT this year was that of an extremely efficient PSU running QuadFX, 8800s in SLI, 4GB of OCed memory, 150GB raptor etc. - One would still think theres no way all thats happening without an extremely high quality 850W or more PSU... However this one on display was rockin' along without breaking a sweat with a mere 620W rating.
The Inquirer have full details on it here.
HOW MUCH POWER do you actually need to run two water-cooled Socket 1207 CPUs at 3.0 GHz each, two overclocked Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS graphics cards, 150GB Raptor drive and 4GB of memory clocked at a fast 1GHz PC2-8000 clock?
If you ask around the show, you will get answers ranging from 850 to 1200 watts, but engineers at Corsair managed to produce incredibly efficient power supply. Rated at only 620 watts, this one offers nearly 90% efficiency and is able to support four hot chips, ton of memory and Raptor hard drives. Even the water-cooling setup is powered by that puny PSU.
Cooler Master (together with Smooth Creations) have issued out a newsletter over the weekend which lets us know of their new "CSX" sub-site, a venture into producing and selling unique custom cases based on your own input. Smooth Creations are well known for their meticulous custom paint job skills so the quality is assured to be A1.
Up until now, Custom Painted PC gaming systems have always been pre-built. If you wanted a Custom Painted PC - you have one of two choices: buy a pre-built system which might not have all the components you want or build your own and find someone who's skilled enough to bring your visions to reality.
Word from Cyberlink has it they're demonstrating their full range of high definition entertainment softwares at CeBIT, including HD-DVD and Blu-ray playback with their PowerDVD HD software suite.
Taipei, Taiwan----March 15, 2007----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, today demonstrated its range of entertainment software for Today's Digital Lifestyle, in Hall 21, booth C02 at CeBIT 2007, Germany.
"As a key entertainment enabler within the digital home, CyberLink software covers a full spectrum of activities, from high-definition movie playback and premium TV sharing over the home network, to media creation and disc burning on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "We're pleased to be in Germany to attend the world's largest IT fair, showcasing our strengths in the digital home with easy-to-use products for consumers and our OEM partners alike."
With multiple PSUs reaching the 1KW these days, OCZ thought they'd take a wee little step ahead of the comp. and release a 1010W one, this being a new member to their GameXStream family. You'd be hard pressed to force this puppy to break a sweat.
Sunnyvale, CA-March 12, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the addition of an 1010W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLI-Ready GameXStream series, the new 1010W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today's advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is an advantage to many gamers and system builders.
"OCZ is pleased to announce the launch of the GXS 1010W PSU, the latest power supply in the GameXStream series," commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology Group. "The GXS 1010 surpasses the power requirements of even the most power hungry next generation components allowing the unit to easily scale with high performance rigs as they are continually upgraded."
A new family of high-end PSUs have been introduced by Enermax recently, what they claim to be the world's first "DX10-ready" desktop power supplies to hit the market. How's a PSU gain a "DX10-ready" stamp of approval? Enermax's PR has the scoop.
DirectX® 10 graphics andWindows Vista® is here andwillutilise the newest generation ofmulti-core systems to the maximum. The PCI Express 2.0 standard is also upon us andintroduces a newPEG power connector with 8 pins instead of 6 pins to meet possible powerrequirements of up to 300W per such card. These sometimes even require 2 connectors, eitherone 6p and 8p each or two 6p.
Enthusiastsand graphic designers will be able to use up to two cards, and may even combinethem with an additional card for physical computing for unseen graphicalperformance.
Arctic Cooling are well known for their aftermarket cooling products for VGA cards and CPUs, and it may well be that they eventually make it big in the PC case market as well, having today intro'd their new Silentium T Pro series cases, the 2nd generation of thermodynamic optimized and noise reduced PC case for power users.
Unlike traditional ATX cases, this one is based around a radical thermodynamic concept which allows air flow to pass in a very different manner to what we're used to. For more details on how it works and the case itself, grab AC's PR here, and also click on the pics below.
Pfäffikon / Switzerland, 14.02.2007. Swiss cooling solution manufacturer ARCTIC COOLING launches a new line of thermodynamic PC case - Silentium T Pro. As its predecessor (Silentium), the new Silentium T Pro's revolutionary design introduces a radical thermodynamic concept which does not follow the traditional ATX standard. Air flow directions in the Silentium T Pro have been completely rearranged. Two pre-installed 80mm and one 120mm Arctic Fans together with a rearranged PSU position dramatically enhances the ventilation of the PC case.
Thermaltake have just released some new beefy PSUs which top their "Toughpower" lineup, these being 1000W and 1200W models designed to support the most power-hungry systems to date (including those with Quad graphics).
For full details on them, check out the article here folks.
Thermaltake Technology, the world's leading brand for high-end chassis and high-performance power supply, is launching world's first 1200W as well as 1000W to its Toughpower line of high-grade and high-efficiency power supplies. The new additions are the responses to higher power demand from both ATI and Nvidia's graphic card consumption that allows for unprecedented graphic realism and image quality. Today's high-end graphic card will require as much as 300W of power alone and with the popularity of multi graphic card configurations, users are expected to allocate aside at least 600W just for graphic cards.
Just when you start to think air cooling solutions couldnt possibly get any more out-there then what we've seen to date, Cooler Master come up with the "GeminII" cooler. This monster sports a copper base and 6 heatpipes, along with room for two 120mm fans, enough air flow for the entire motherboard, not just the CPU.
Grab the press material here for more details and pics.
With the up and coming Windows Vista trend, high performance video cards have become hot essentials. However the advanced operating system comes with overheating, which is a strain on your hardware. Cooler Master has predicted this problem and developed an all around cooling solution that will remedy the heat problem and eliminate the noise problem.
Cooler Master's newest Cooler Innovation, GeminII, is the world's first Main Board and CPU cooler. GeminII's thoughtful design creates high cooling performances due to its excellent heat transport ability and superior heat dissipation ability. Now you can enjoy all the benefits from Windows Vista with ease.
Paranoid that your kickarse new 17" gaming laptop might be cooking a bit during intensive tasks? For peace of mind and convenience, Thermaltake have just launched their new "Taichi M+", a notebook cooler constructed from aluminium with two 70mm fans spinning quietly at a lowly 1,000RPM.
One of the coolest aspects of it is that it has the ability to source its power from your notebook's USB port.
The demands for notebook computers are rising above and beyond our expectations in the recent years. The major notebook computer manufacturers are pushing hard to release faster, cheaper, and bigger laptops for the public. Now, consumers are able to enjoy the multimedia experience at an affordable price. On the other hand, many consumers are also frustrated that they cannot find a cooling solution for the 17" notebook computer.
The last few months have quickly brought to the market some very high powered PSUs for the desktop market (1000W through to Ultra's 2000W monster shown off at CES last week), and OCZ are making sure to stick with the pace of things with the introduction of their new "ProXStream" 1 Kilowatt power supply.
Sunnyvale, CA-January 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series, a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end systems. Incorporated in a small and diverse form factor, the ProXStream 1000W core is extremely efficient and very practical, as it can be integrated into just about any chassis.
A first-rate power supply is immensely important to ensure your system runs both effectively and efficiently. The OCZ ProXStream comes complete with quad PCI-Express connectors and sufficient power to operate high performance graphics cards with plenty of power left over to handle the remaining high end components found in today's most demanding PCs. OCZ continues to push the envelope in controlling ripple noise and producing the cleanest power for high-end systems.