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G.SKILL showcases some of the fastest RAM at Computex

Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Thu, Jun 3 2010 2:15 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - G.SKILL was a hive of activity during the show today as Kingpin and crew were on hand to provide live overclocking demonstrations using LN2. Just imagine the types of results they would have seen if our own OC champion Deanzo was put in charge at the event.

In any case, Frank from G.SKILL was on hand to give us a rundown on their newest range of memory modules. They had AMD modules that work at 2000MHz DDR, as well as a triple channel kit that operates at 2400MHz that Frank called the fastest on the market for this type of setup since three modules running together adds some complexity.

Finally we finished off with a uber l33t dual-channel 2500MHz DDR3 kit that was displayed at the show running an amazing 2500MHz at impressive timings of CL8 considering the speed at which the memory chips are working at.

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A-DATA's new Toy Story 3 and 2010 World Cup pen drives are cool

Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Thu, Jun 3 2010 1:25 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Along with all of their new USB 3.0 gear, A-DATA were also showing off its full range of specialized pen drives that the company has been going strong with for some time now.

First up we get a look at the popular fully licensed Disney collection and the latest addition which was added rather quickly considering the movie was only released worldwide recently is Toy Story 3.

A-DATA also has a collection of 2010 South Africa World Cup pen drives on display. We are going to have to have serious words with management at some stage regarding the fact that neither South Africa or Australia was not represented.

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A-DATA showcases full range of USB 3.0 devices during Computex

Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Thu, Jun 3 2010 12:51 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - One of stops today was with the friendly folks from A-DATA who gave us some of their time to tell us about their full range of USB 3.0 devices that have either just gone on the market or will go on sale shortly.

Roger spoke about one device in particular called the N004 Combo Flash drive that not only supports super speedy transfer over the USB 3.0 connector, but also extra compatibility by adding in a more standard SATA II connector.

The device should end up providing solid speeds of around 200MB/s on the read and 170MB/s on the write when hooked by over the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector. And it comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

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IN WIN Silencer prototype case aims to totally eliminate noise

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 12:24 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - IN WIN were showing off a whole range of new products during the show including ones which we have reviewed recently, but the one which really caught our eyes was an upcoming chassis called the Silencer.

Right now it is still in the prototype stage and it may not go on sale until sometime in early 2011, but if it does I reckon that would end up selling a bunch of them. As the name suggests, the Silencer aims to totally eliminate sound produced by fans and other moving parts inside the system by deploying a range of noise cancelling and dampening technologies throughout various sections of the case.

What first got out attention was the somewhat odd gap between the back of the case and the other back of the case, err yeah that didn't make sense. It directs sound to the back of the case the way hot air extraction normally works, but instead the sound is caught by a special layering of foam position and cut in a certain way that the sound is absorbed.

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AMD's Eyefinity six screen uber setup at Computex rocks

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:36 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - AMD has being pushing the whole Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming thing for a good while now and despite some minor connectivity issues, it has been accepted with generally lots of excitement in the industry.

First up AMD launched Eyefinity with three monitor support, but now the latest video cards are able to support up to six monitors - and 12 in the case of a solution from PowerColor. We walked by the AMD booth today and then of just walking past it like most booths, I stopped and was really impressed with the dual Eyefinity6 setup that the folks over at AMD prepared for the show. AMD had its booth setup in a way so that folks could sit down and watch people race each other on the 'big screen' in Dirt 2. Super cool.

I just need to justify spending all those dollars on getting this setup for my lounge room. Rock on AMD!

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Thermaltake Armor A30 unique sized small case fits full-size video cards

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:12 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Again we are back with Ramsom from Thermaltake and this time he showed us another of their highlight products at this year's show and it is the Armor A30.

Stated as being crafted for battle, the A30 is a rather unique sized case that should end up being very suitable for gamers on the move. Inside you can fit two standard desktop size hard drives as well as two 2.5-inch drives such as SSDs. What is even better is that for such a compact and good looking case, it even is even able to support full size video cards such as the ATI Radeon 5970.

The sample we saw was only a very early mock-up that was handmade to display during the show, but still Ramsom tells us development is going really well and it should hit the market in around three months for around 130 USD.

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Thermaltake's green Jing 16dBA CPU cooler ready to fly off shelves?

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 10:32 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Ramsom from Thermaltake showed us one of their highlight products at this year's show and we are talking about the impressive new Jing CPU cooler.

Jing is a Chinese word which directly translate to quiet in English. Quite suitably named, the Jing even when having its two cool looking 120mm green fans with specially designed blades running at full speed of 1300 rpm, the thing only has a noise level of 16dBA. The guy sitting next to me tells me that is about the same amount of noise electricity makes as it passes through circuits, in other words, it's silent or jing for your Chinese lesson today.

Ramsom tells us that the cooler should be out on the market and selling like hotcakes in about two months. If the ratings and such stay the same, it's sure to come out looking really good in our test graphs after Chad puts it through the usual paces.

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CM Storm Inferno mouse has 11 programmable buttons for MMORPGers

Cameron Wilmot | Peripherals | Thu, Jun 3 2010 9:59 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - During our stop at Cooler Master we caught up with a guy by the name of TERRY who spent some time introducing us to CM Storm's latest and greatest gaming mouse called the Inferno.

This is a new gaming mouse that is due to come out by the end of this month and it was designed heavily with MMORPGers in mind. Besides looking the part in its very stylish black dress, it has no less than 11 programmable buttons that are also very scriptable too.

The mouse will also ship with accompanying software that allows users to go in and setup combo scripts that perform certain function in game real quickly, as opposed to trying to do it the slow old fashioned way. It was also mentioned off camera that professionals could also use the gaming software to have certain scripts run in applications like Excel and others.

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EVGA Motherboard Team Jumps to Sapphire

Chris Ramseyer | Motherboards | Thu, Jun 3 2010 9:44 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - HardOCP the other morning had a breaking news post about EVGA's entire motherboard team leaving. Over the last couple of years EVGA has gained a very good reputation for their motherboards. Most if not all of these designs came from the same team that was at one point pumping out great designs for EpoX (remember the EpoX BP7+ 100 that was the only thing on the market to compete with ABIT and ASUS' designs?)

On our way out of the city today Cameron and I caught wind of where the team was headed. It's looking like the EVGA motherboard team will be setting up shop at Sapphire. With AMD Fusion coming in 2011 this has the potential to turn into a big deal for Sapphire who has been borrowing other teams for their motherboard product designs.

It looks like Lars and the boys over at Semi Accurate broke the story before we were able to get back to the Taiwan office. Hit the News Source button below to read their take on things.

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Sapphire not wanting to miss out, shows off 3D Eyefinity in action

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Thu, Jun 3 2010 9:22 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We managed to meet up with Bill from Sapphire who was on hand to tell us a little about some of their new technology that allows 3D multi-screen Eyefinity gaming. Off camera Bill commented that the green team shouldn't be having all the fun and it is good to see Sapphire giving some new things a try on their own accord.

Basically the technology uses AMD Eyefinity that we should all know and love by now and 3D monitors from Zalman that use polarizing technology, which also means you don't need those big heavy active shutter glasses.

We had a look through the light weight polarized glasses and the 3D did look pretty good, but NVIDIA's approach is quite a bit better. Having said that though, it is still good to see Sapphire giving new things a try.

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