OCZ takes covers off Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse

Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Aug 21, 2008 11:52 PM CDT

OCZ continues to dip its nose in new business with the release of its Dominatrix laser gaming mouse.

OCZ takes covers off Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse

It's laser works up to a DPI of 2000 with switchable settings of 400/800/1600/2000 depending on your accuracy needs as well as featuring a 500Hz polling report rate. You can independently adjust both "X & Y" axes for a combined maximum of 3200 dpi for lightning fast responsiveness and fluid gameplay, according to OCZ.

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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 gets speed tested at IDF

The USB 3.0 specification was released only this month on the 13th and already a company by the name of Fresco Logic has managed to run a live and very working demonstration during the Intel Developer Forum.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 gets speed tested at IDF

The company said it used a self-developed software development platform specifically designed for the show allowing it to demonstrate the performance of SuperSpeed USB or USB 3.0. Our computers have been powered by USB 2.0 for almost nine years now and next year is when we should start to see serious adoption of USB 3.0 products.

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Intel Nehalem benchmarked quickly during IDF

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 21, 2008 4:01 AM CDT

Today at IDF Intel presented the rendering performance of Nehalem to attending press and our friends over at PCGH in Germany were naturally more than happy to run the tests.

Intel Nehalem benchmarked quickly during IDF

The tests put an Intel Core i7 processor running at a hidden clock speed but PCGH reckon it is operating at around 3.2GHz since it was being compared side to side against a Core 2 Extreme QX6850 operating at 3GHz and an old Pentium EE 955 operating at 3.46GHz.

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PlayTV Released Early - The Beauty of Unboxing

Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Aug 21, 2008 3:43 AM CDT

The digital TV tuner add-on for the PlayStation 3 has been a long time coming, originally scheduled to be released this time last year, but its finally been released in the PAL European market.

The aptly named Cool Stuff got their hands on the finished product, and unbox it for your viewing pleasure, along with a quick review.

PlayTV with open box shock

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An early look at MSI upcoming GeForce 9400GT cards

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 21, 2008 2:56 AM CDT

NVIDIA launched its latest GPU, the GeForce 9500GT, with very little fanfare and next week they will launch an even cheaper GPU, the GeForce 9400GT. You should be able to buy cards based on this new chip from August 26th or soon after.

An early look at MSI upcoming GeForce 9400GT cards

MSI sent us through some details of two 9400GT cards that it will begin selling next week - one has 512MB (N9400GT-MD512H) of onboard memory and the other only 256MB (N9400GT-MD256H). The 512MB model includes a small cooling fan and the 256MB model is silent with a rather large black heatsink covering about half of the card.

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Intel shows off its Dual-Core Atom 330 mobo at IDF

Cameron Wilmot | Motherboards | Aug 21, 2008 2:21 AM CDT

Yesterday during the IDF show in San Francisco, Intel announced news that it would be shipping its mini-ITX form factor based Desktop Board D945GCLF2 Essential Series motherboard sometime in September but that might turn into a little later from what we have heard.

Intel shows off its Dual-Core Atom 330 mobo at IDF

Intel's D945GCLF2 motherboard has the 45nm manufactured Atom dual-core 330 soldered onto it (now with active fan cooling due to extra heat generated by the additional core) and is designed for nettop systems such as the low cost ASUS Eee Box and MSI Wind desktop. Intel reckons it will work brilliantly as a second home system or for Internet kiosks, thin clients or POS (point-of-sale and not piece of... never mind) systems.

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GIGABYTE shows us its X58 Extreme mobo in Taipei

Cameron Wilmot | Motherboards | Aug 21, 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Intel has just loosened the restrictions on what can be said and posted about the X58 Express supporting Socket 1366 Nehalem Core i7 chipset this week. And that is great for us as it allows us to report some juice bits of information to you, from here in Taipei.

GIGABYTE shows us its X58 Extreme mobo in Taipei

We visited the GIGABYTE HQ this afternoon and they had a single X58 board to show us. It is a dummy sample right now which doesn't work (dammit - no benchmarks!) and is labeled GA-X58-Extreme but it will actually turn out to be the GA-X58-DS4, which is a cut down and cheaper version.

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ATI Catalyst 8.8 Drivers now available

Steve Dougherty | | Aug 20, 2008 6:21 PM CDT

As we always say; another month, another set of Catalyst drivers. This month comes in the form of the 8.8 release which doesn't actually promise any performance increases as far as the the release notes indicate. Rather, there appears to be quite an array of bug fixes and the like for popular gaming titles.

ATI Catalyst 8.8 Drivers

However, if you're itchin' to know how performance fairs to last months release, we do the hard work for you and compare in our latest driver analysis article here.

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