GIGABYTEs EX58-Extreme for Core i7 all geared up

Steve Dougherty | | Oct 2, 2008 5:21 AM CDT

We were lucky enough to get a first look on GIGABYTEs upcoming EX58-Extreme motherboard not long ago, with very little left to do to it. But one thing the giant motherboard maker still hadn't finished at the time was the type of cooling system used for the board.

GIGABYTEs EX58-Extreme for Core i7 all geared up

Thanks to a chap over at the XtremeSystems forums, we now get a look at the 99% complete sample with all its bells and whistles attached.

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Seagates 1.5TB monster HDD reviewed

Steve Dougherty | Storage | Sep 29, 2008 8:27 PM CDT

I'm sure some of you can relate when I say that the more storage you invest in for your server/main PC, the faster you tend to fill it. With that said, I bet many of you were drooling when Seagate announced they were working on a whopping 1.5TB desktop drive as a new member to their Barracuda 7200.11 lineup. Some of us can never have "enough" space, so bring on the big drives!

Seagates 1.5TB monster HDD reviewed

The new 1.5TB monster is set to hit retail channels over the course of the next few weeks, with Newegg reportedly advertising it with stock in hand at a highly attractive price point of just $190.00 USD.

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NVIDIA shift GeForce 9x00 series to GT1x0

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 28, 2008 10:16 PM CDT

Word has come out as to how NVIDIA plans to attack the naming of their next-gen mid-range graphics cards. In a fashion that's typical of their methods when looking at how they handled the whole 8800/9800 switchover, that same 55nm G92b core will continue to be pumped out, making its way across to the new GeForce G1x0 series.

NVIDIA intends to extend its life across no less than five new cards, this time gearing down to the "mid-range" segment of todays generation where GTX2x0 controls the top end.

NVIDIA shift GeForce 9x00 series to GT1x0

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AMDs HD 4830 looks to be a 9800GT killer

Steve Dougherty | | Sep 26, 2008 12:33 AM CDT

We briefly mentioned recently that AMD are planning to take NVIDIA's 96/9800GT series of cards head-on with another upcoming 4000 series Radeon card; the HD 4830.

Giving us a bit more to go by as far as the performance characteristics go, we've obtained a slide which reveals the cards performance up against a GeForce 9800 GT in game titles including Call of Duty 4, Devil May Cry 4, ET: Quake Wars, Hellgate London, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Supreme Commander.

AMDs HD 4830 series hints 9800GT killer

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MSIs Intel X58 line-up for Core i7 shapes up

Steve Dougherty | | Sep 26, 2008 12:21 AM CDT

With the Nehalem launch creeping up swiftly, more and more details about the supporting X58 boards and processors are being shared around the web.

A little birdie has given us a rather informative slide of MSIs X58 plans, with three motherboards definitively in the works comprising the performance oriented X58 Platinum, enthusist focused Eclipse and another "Uber Overclocking" catagorized board which offers Quad SLI / 3-way + PhysX support at the hardware level via NVIDIA's NF200 chip.

You can see in the below slide some of the key features to make their way onto each of the boards.

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ASUS moves in on frequent travellers with Eee PC

Navin Maini | Laptops | Sep 25, 2008 11:32 AM CDT

ASUS is clearly determined to make its Eee portfolio reach as many users as possible. We've seen a myriad of new SKUs and initiatives from the company over these past few months and today, comes another.

ASUS moves in on frequent travellers with Eee PC

What ASUS calls the 'Ultimate Travel Companion' is, its Eee PC 901 with 3.75G technology support. What makes this exciting is, in theory, high speed Internet access without being tied to wireless hotspots. With service providers taking up 3.75G HSUPA, it is believed that users will be able to rely on a high speed Internet access in many areas of the world.

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NVIDIA GPUs enable Adobe's creative masterpiece

Navin Maini | | Sep 25, 2008 10:59 AM CDT

NVIDIA has been touting the potential of GPGPU for some time now and, explaining just why its GPUs are multifunctional, whilst setting the stage for broader GPU usage.

NVIDIA GPUs enable Adobe's creative masterpiece

In a press release received today from the Santa Clara, CA based company, NVIDIA has announced that it has toiled with Adobe to provide native GPU support in the company's Creative Suite 4 software.

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S3 introduces three new ULP 400 series GPUs

Steve Dougherty | | Sep 24, 2008 6:16 PM CDT

S3 Graphics are still keeping a bit of competition in place against the two big guns; they've just introduced three new Chrome 400 series GPUs for mobile platforms.

These ultra low power 65nm chips comprise the Chrome 440 ULP, 435 ULP and 430 ULP, consuming no more than 7W of power, making them ideal for ultra-mobile PCs and notebooks with battery life being the main point of focus.

S3 unveils ultra low power Chrome 400 series GPUs

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