AMD Radeon HD 4000 GPU official benchmarks leaked

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards & GPUs | Jun 12, 2008 3:54 AM CDT

Donanimhaber is renowned for getting hold of official documents and picture before launch and posting it early. This time they managed to get hold of the official benchmark data compiled by AMD for its range of upcoming RV770 based graphics cards.

Results of the AMD RV770 XT show it beating NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GTX rather convincingly across the board and the lower-end AMD RV770 PRO beating NVIDIA's GeForce 8800GT in a similar fashion.

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AMD Phenom X4 9850 overclocked to 3.71GHz

Cameron Wilmot | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jun 12, 2008 3:42 AM CDT

A Polish end-user by the nickname of MILANS has taken his AMD Phenom X4 9850 processor and overclocked it all the way to 3710MHz.

A report states that Pawe³ Milanowski (aka MILANS) only needed the aid of water cooling to take the factory clocked 2.5GHz all the way up to a world record speed of 3.71GHz, which is 212MHz bus speed x 17.5 multiplier.

He used a DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX motherboard with the CPU core voltage set to 1.48V.

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Toshiba out with tiny 160GB 1.8-inch 5,400 RPM HDD

Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Jun 12, 2008 3:20 AM CDT

Toshiba made the news today when it released its 160GB MK1617GSG drive today.

What makes it special is its small form factor - it is said to be the world's largest and fastest 1.8-inch hard drive and designed specifically for small notebooks and Mobile Internet Devices.

Sure, Solid State Drives (SSDs) are the most popular at the moment but they are also expensive. At this present time, a 160GB SSD drive is just out of the question due to the high cost.

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First Set-Top Blu-ray Recorder Hits Australia

Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Jun 11, 2008 6:11 AM CDT

Now that my Computex spanning embargo has lifted; back to some Blu-ray news!

Panasonic have announced that Australian stores should now have in stock the DMR-BW500. Uninspiring model number I know.

What is inspiring, however, is that this marks the first Blu-ray recorder to be released outside of Japan. Even better is the price: $2,299 AUD. A lot of money to be sure, but lower than the first DVD recorder to hit the Australian market in late 2000; they started at $6,499!

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IKONIK show us Ra X10 with 13 cooling fans (video)

Cameron Wilmot | Internet & Websites | Jun 11, 2008 2:59 AM CDT

While we were visiting IKONIK this afternoon, we also got an early look at the Ra X10 computer case. Keep in mind that the sample we saw was not finished yet and it still needs some work to polish things up before its release in early August.

Check out the video we recorded today from the IKONIK HQ in Taipei and then read on...

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IKONIK MAD TWEAKER wireless PSU monitoring (video)

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Jun 11, 2008 2:15 AM CDT

During Computex Taipei 2008 last week we ran out of time to see the sheer amount of companies attending the event but today we got a chance to visit Kathy and her colleagues from IKONIK at their Taipei HQ.

I am happy we waited, as we got a really close look at a couple products the new company is working on for a July and August release.

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DFI introduces its Auto Boost System in Taipei

Cameron Wilmot | | Jun 10, 2008 7:11 PM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 We visited Andrew from DFI earlier in the week and got an update on a whole new range of enthusiast motherboards from the Taiwanese motherboard marker under its LANPARTY brand.

DFI's big thing of Computex this year was the introduction of its Auto Boost System (or "ABS" for short). It is a new OC technology that will feature on various LANPARTY motherboards. While we didn't get a live demo of it, the idea is that for users who don't know how to overclock or don't want to, just push a hot key at POST and the FSB will be automatically increased.

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Corsair out with new Mini USB pen drive

When folks think of "Corsair" they not only think about high-performance DDR memory modules but also equally high performing USB pen drives.

Corsair has had it lineup of Flash Voyager for a while now but have only just announced its Flash Voyager Mini drives. In the last month or two, many companies have been releasing very tiny USB pen drives that easily slide inside your wallet and now it's Corsair's turn to shine in the light for its small pen drives.

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