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Cooler Master intro Hyper 212 CPU cooler

Cooler Master have introduced their new Hyper 212 CPU cooler today which offers a unique dual-fin design and LED sickle fan blade. For the full scoop on it grab the official PR here.

 



Taipei, Taiwan - September 26, 2007 - Cooler Master is proud to introduce its latest creation - the Hyper 212 CPU Cooler; offering a unique dual-fin design, LED sickle fan blade, universal fit, and silent operation at 19dBA - the Hyper 212 delivers superior cooling performance for Intel® and AMD® CPUs.

 

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Akasa revolutionizes CPU cooling?!

Akasa have revealed details about a new kind of CPU cooler today, dubbed the "Revo" (short for Revolution). This unique design is powered by what's called 'thermodynamic "bubble-pump" technology' which promises completely silent cooling and outstanding performance.

 

A diagram posted up over at TechConnect explains how the new technology works here. Certainly looks promising, but we've seen a number of unique cooling solutions hit the market in the past which have failed to deliver in the end so it will be interesting to see if Akasa truely have done all their homework on this one and if it is in fact a 'revolution' for CPU coolers.

 



After a little teasing time Akasa has finally unveiled its newest CPU cooler, the Revo. Powered by thermodynamic 'bubble-pump' technology the Revo promises noiseless cooling and high thermal performance.

 

"We saw the potential in this new technology right away", says Adrian Young, Marketing Director of Akasa. "It's quieter than heatpipe coolers, cooler than conventional heatsinks, and easier to fit-and safer-than watercoolers. This technology could revolutionize CPU cooling".

 

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OCZ release Vandetta CPU cooler

OCZ have officially launched their latest CPU cooler, the Vendetta. As with their previous CPU coolers, this one is also a tower-like design only it has something a little extra special. If you look closely at the picture below you can see that the actual heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU, this making for much faster heat transfer and better overall performance.

 

For more information on it you'll find the official PR here folks.

 



Sunnyvale, CA-September 12, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Vendetta CPU cooler as their leading-edge yet affordable solution. Using a distinctive, highly efficient heat pipe and fin design developed by Xigmatek in combination with a low-noise fan, the Vendetta is built to tackle heat-induced performance degradation and to solve the cooling challenges of today's enthusiast system builds.

 

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OCZ introduce Vanquisher CPU cooler

OCZ have released a new CPU air cooling solution today dubbed the "Vanquisher". It features a copper base plate with three heatpipes and a towering aluminum fin array where the thermal load is dissipated by the quiet side mounted 92mm fan.

 

For further details on it, you can read OCZ's official PR here or head straight to the product page folks.

 



Sunnyvale, CA-August 29, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today announced the OCZ Vanquisher CPU cooler, a much-anticipated expansion of their cooling product line. Using a highly efficient and compact design, the Vanquisher is an enthusiast-grade thermal solution for the latest high performance processors. Catering to the needs of gamers and enthusiasts, the Vanquisher will become an integral addition to any extreme-performance gaming rig.

 

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AMD Phenom - Killer 3DMark06 performance

The Inquirer have some startling info for us about the performance of AMD's upcoming Phenom 3GHz parts in conjunction with a pair of Radeon 2900 XTs in Crossfire.

 

They are claiming that they have had the chance to tinker with an early K10 system present at the Games Convention in Leipzig last week, and provide us with some (apparent) legitimate benchmarking scores which are quite crushing!

 

How's 30,031 points in 3DMark06 sound? Certainly a new world record right off the bat if it pertains to be true. Further information about the system benched is that the platform was running on the RD790 chipset along with Corsair's Dominator PC2-9136C5D memory modules, and the Crossfire setup was overclocked to GPU/MEM speeds of 830MHz/900 MHz respectively.

 

This all too clearly to be taken with a grain of salt though, it would be nice to think these results are legit but we're lacking something very important here... EVIDENCE!

 


LAST WEEK in Leipzig my kit was nicked, but before that happened we asked AMD if it would let us run memory benchmark scores on a system there. The reps gave us the company line and declined, so we decided to disclose the benchmark scores of our own K10 benchmarking here and now.

 

If you were wondering why AMD was hiding the scores of K10 so secretly, there were two reasons. The first might be that the CPU sucks badly and after AMD comes out, Intel's lads can start celebrating the death of AMD. On the other hand, there the was clear and present danger of the K10 significantly beating not just the current Conroe/Kentsfield generation, but easily out besting Wolfdale/Yorkfield. This statement warrants at least three hatemails from Intel's R&D lads, but all that we will disclose here are results we have in our possession. The pics are gone with my stolen laptop, though.

 

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Intel Sets "Penryn" Xeon Launch Date

Look's like AMD's next-gen Barcelona chips will beat out Intel's Penryn based Xeon parts for launch. Dailytech report that we wont be seeing quad-core Penryn Xeons until November 11.

 

Pricing and brief specs have also been mentioned across the full Penryn Quad-Core Xeon lineup, with the base model E5405 (2GHz) going up at $209 through to the highest model X5460 processor at $1,172 (3.16GHz).

 

Full details here.

 


Intel has set the launch date for its Penryn based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new Harpertown based models ranging from 2.0-to-3.16

 

GHz on November 11, according to a posting on Intel's reseller webpage. Standard "E" bin and performance "X" bin processors launch on November 11.

 

Intel Xeon processors carrying the "E" designation feature 80-watt TDP ratings while the "X" bin processors have higher 120-watt TDP ratings. Intel does not plan to launch the low-power "L" models

 

until Q1'08, with two models in the pipeline.

 

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New integrated graphics chipset from SiS

SiS is going to have a new chipset with integrated graphics for the 1,333MHz FSB Core 2 Duo processors from Intel, the SiS 680SCE. The specifications are pretty basic, as this new chipset only supports single channel memory. It will feature SiS' new Mirage 4 graphics engine which is meant to have DX10 support, but with a single channel memory controller, we have to wonder how well this new graphics engine will perform.

 

The Mirage 4 does support HDMI with HDCP, which might make this an interesting platform for media center type applications. The chipset also supports a x16 PCI Express slot and four x4 PCI Express slots. Additionally it also supports up to three PCI slots, HD audio, SATA RAID, Gigabit Ethernet and up to 10 USB 2.0 ports.

 

 

The advantage here is that it's a single chip solution, so it should allow for some very affordable motherboards. SiS might not have the best reputation in the chipset business, but it's a sensible budget option, especially as the rumors about VIA pulling out of the Intel chipset business just won't go away.

 

It will be interesting to see how well this new chipset performs when it arrives and how well it can compete against other integrated graphics solutions. For now it's the first DX10 part to appear, but it might just be the slowest one as well, because of that single channel memory controller.

 

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AMD drops CPU prices again

AMD has today dropped its CPU prices once again, in an attempt to steal back some market share from Intel one has to presume. At the same time, AMD had issued EOL's (End of Line) for all of its single core CPU's as well as the low end X2 parts.

 

Let's start with the price drops, as we're looking at some quite attractive reductions here. As you can see from the picture below, some of the CPU's are dropping as much as US$60 in price and even the top of the range Athlon 64 X2 processors are looking quite tempting. The 6000+ will cost less than the 5600+ did last week.

 

 

AMD has also killed off the Athlon 64 and its Sempron processors in all but the so called expanding markets. The Athlon 64 X2 3600+ and 3800+ was also give the chop.

 

With new Intel Core 2 Duo processors arriving shortly, it seems like AMD did a pre-emtive strike with this price drop, let's just hope for AMD's sake, that it's enough to make people buy its processors.

 

You can find the official price list here

 

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AMD Prepares Phenom FX Lineup

Dailytech have gotten a hold of AMD's latest roadmap which confirms their plans for the remainder of the year and into Q1 2008.

 

The most interesting info plucked from the roadmap is in regards to their upcoming "Phenom FX" range of processors. Under this new naming scheme, AMD will announced both the Phenom FX-80 and FX-90 series, with the 80 series designated to single processor systems whilst the 90 series is suited specifically to 4x4 dual processor configs.

 

AMD expect to launch the FX-80 series towards the end of the year, with the 90 series to debut early next year.

 

Further revealed by the roadmap are details of the mainstream Phenom X2 GE-Series processors, also reported over at Dailytech

 

To learn more about the specs and characteristics of the FX lineup, read here.

 


AMD's latest roadmap reveals model numbers for upcoming Phenom FX processors. Under the new naming scheme, the AMD Phenom FX lineup consists of the Phenom FX-80 and FX-90 series. AMD designates the Phenom FX-80 series for single processor systems while the FX-90 takes on 4x4 dual processor systems.

 

AMD plans to launch two Phenom FX-90 series processors in Q1 2008. The two Phenom FX processors carry the FX-91 and FX-90 names. The AMD Phenom FX-91 will have a clock-speed between 2.4-to-2.6 GHz and will sit on a 3.6 GHz HyperTransport 3.0 bus. The lower Phenom FX-90 will have a clock-speed between 2.2-to-2.4 GHz with a slower HT3 bus. AMD is unsure of the Phenom FX-90's HT3 bus, but roadmaps indicate HT3 speeds excess of 3.2 GHz. The two Phenom FX-90 series will drop into Socket 1207+ motherboards.

 

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AMD to launch five new chipset this year

According to the Inquirer, AMD has four new desktop chipsets coming out this year. The top of the range model here being the RD790 which we reported about from Computex last week. As you probably already know, this is the next CrossFire chipset and it supports PCI Express 2.0 which allows for 150 Watts of power per PCI Express slot. This chipset will come out for socket AM2+ and 1207+.

 

The next version down is the RX780 which is the mainstream version of the RD790, but without CrossFire support. What's missing here is the RD780, which is a cut down version of the RD790 with support for CrossFire but it is limited to x8 bandwidth per card. The Inquirer should double check their roadmaps before missing out a key chipset like this one. So the total is actually five, not four, so if you thought our headline was a type, then we're sorry to dissapoint you.

 

Next up we have two integrated graphics models, the RS740 which is a DX9 part and the RS780, which is a DX10 part with support for UVD. All the above chipsets will be paired with the current SB600 or the upcoming SB700 depending on AMD getting the new southbridge done on time. Remember the delays of the SB600?

 

You can read the Inquirers' article here

 

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