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HIS 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition

INTRODUCTION It’s no secret that the Radeon 7970 isn’t a new graphics card. In fact, it’s the eldest of AMD’s current product lineup, one that still has life left in it, but is also looking to the not-too-distant future with the next series of cards not far off. But showing your cards right off the bat likely isn’t the smartest business move, so after initially seeing reference designs, board partners were freed to produce custom 7970 cards, complete with improved PCB and power designs, pushing high overclocks, and topped off by fancy heatsinks. And we’ve seen a few of those, with the latest one to see our test bench being the subject of today’s discourse: the HIS 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition. No doubt you can infer from the name that this card comes with a factory overclock with speeds of at least a GHz, and the card does indeed sport the company’s redesigned custom cooler. We’ve seen this cooler before in testing, and came away suitably impressed. Hopefully we’ll see more of the same today on this 7970 GHz Edition. Let’s find out.

GIGABYTE Launches New HD Motherboard Series

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest HD series motherboards, bringing unprecedented dual digital display support, including HDMI and DVI, to a range of value segment motherboard models. The new GIGABYTE HD motherboard series defies the current ethos that means true digital display outputs are reserved for upper mainstream models, adding both HDMI and DVI ports to a range of motherboard models at attractive and affordable price points. All DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy true HD display capability using the most commonly integrated digital output technologies on today’s HD displays and TVs. “The new GIGABYTE HD motherboard series means our customers can get much more bang-per-buck from their value segment motherboards,”commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “Adding dual digital display ports to this segment really sets GIGABYTE apart from the competition, raising the bar for value segment motherboard design.” Making Digital Display Support a Standard Feature Digital output technologies like HDMI are becoming the de-facto standard on most HDTVs and PC monitors, with the advantage of carrying both HD audio* and video signals over a single cable. As well as offering higher screen resolutions than analog display outputs, digital display outputs also offer support for the latest 3D media content as well as access to protected content via H...

ADATA Introduces DashDrive Durable UD310

ADATA Technology a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today announces the release of the DashDrive Durable UD310 USB Flash Drive, a tiny, water resistant USB flash drive with an attractive gem-like appearance. The UD310 is manufactured through a special chip-on-board (COB) process, resulting in high water and impact resistance for the drive. A sparkling jewel-like faceted end-cap highlights the ultra-small and extremely portable design that takes up no space when used in a laptop or desktop. It allows for unrestricted sharing of pictures, music and videos, making the UD310 an ideal accessory for Ultrabooks and various slim and sophisticated electronic devices. The UD310 will launch in capacities of 8, 16, and 32 gigabytes and is available in red and black. Purchasers of the UD310 will be eligible for a free download of ADATA’s proprietary UFDtoGO software, an indispensable tool for maintaining and updating personal data when on the road. Availability The DashDrive Durable UD310 USB Flash Drive is now available at Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com and Amazon.com at a MSRP of $7.99, $12.99, $21.99 for 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, respectively.

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