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Gigabyte Announces GA-890GPA-UD3H Motherboard, Packs AMD 890GX Chipset

Gigabyte Technology launches new GA-890GPA-UDH3 motherboard. GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly launched their latest AMD AM3 Socket GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard, delivering loads of performance enhancing bandwidth for applications such as high end gaming and high speed data transfer on systems featuring new AMD 6 core CPUs. The first motherboard featuring the AMD 890GX chipset paired with the all new SB850 South Bridge, the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H offers the industry’s first native support for Serial ATA 6Gbps for up to 6 devices. The AMD SB850 also offers the industry’s first Serial ATA 6 Gbps RAID support, allowing users to configure RAID 0,1,5 and 10 for maximum data performance or enhanced data backup. Also equipped with GIGABYTE 3x USB Power Boost and USB 3.0 support by utilizing the industry-leading NEC controller, the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H ensures users are ready to take advantage the next wave of high speed data transfer and storage technologies. Gallery: Giving users power over their high definition content is really at the heart of what the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H is all about,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “Not only does the GA-890GPA-UD3H deliver the industry’s highest performing integrated graphics solution with flawless HD video playback, but enabling SATA 6 Gbp...


MSI Unveils 890GXM-G65 Micro-ATX Mainboard

Leading mainboard and graphics card maker, MSI, launches their brand new 890GXM-G65 mainboard using the AMD 890GX chipset to fulfill the increasing demand for perfect Home Theatre Personal Computers (HTPC). In addition to tailoring the latest AMD Phenom II processors, the 890GXM-G65 provides full support for the DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0 multimedia standards to significantly enhance high-definition audio and video effects. Along with a wide variety of output interfaces, exclusive MSI technology, and native SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0 interfaces, the AMD 890GXM-G65 allows users to build a quality HTPC combining high performance and high stability. MSI has specifically equipped the AMD 800 Series with the latest OC Genie Lite easy-overclocking technology to meet the multimedia requirements of power users. By launching the BIOS Setup, consumers can use the OC Genie Lite to automatically adjust the CPU and IGP clock to enhance overall performance to 15%* in order to experience and enjoy optimal performance at your fingertips with neither special computer knowledge nor additional expense. Gallery: Superb Stability: Military Class Components Apart from enhanced performance, the 890GXM-G65 is equipped with high-quality, military-grade electronic components, including solid state capacitors (Solid CAP) for extending mainboard life and the solid state choke (SSC) for preventing hiss from the UHF or high frequency noise in order to enhance system stability. Even during long operating hours...


HP Unveils New Commercial Notebook PCs

HP introduced its first multitouch-enabled tablet for business users as well as notebook PCs tailored for both enterprise and small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The HP EliteBook 2740p starts at 1.73kg and includes a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display or optional outdoor-view display with less reflection and a higher contrast for easier viewing in natural light. The touchscreen option allows users to get work done more intuitively and faster based on their choice of input methods. Multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen allow users to navigate through applications and menus, as well provide access to information and websites. The HP EliteBook 2740p offers a variety of battery solutions for lightweight configurations, including a six-cell li-ion prismatic battery, which provides up to 5 hours of uptime, and an optional HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Battery that provides up to 11 hours when combined with the standard battery. Gallery: The HP EliteBook 2540p offers business users a choice of Intel Core processors in either standard voltage for maximum performance – a first for HP ultra-portable notebooks – or low voltage for increased flexibility with the convenience of an optical drive or secondary hard drive. As the lightest-weight offering in the HP EliteBook portfolio, the HP EliteBook 2540p is equipped with a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display, optional 2-megapixel webcam with business card reader software and HP Fingerprint Sensor. The HP EliteBook 2540p...


Walton Chaintech Unveils Smallest USB 3.0 Device: 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Walton Chaintech announces the release of the smallest USB 3.0 device: 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The proliferation of large-capacity external devices means they are being utilized in increasingly frequent manners for the backup of large files and high quality videos. However, users often have a long wait when they transfer large files of several Gigabytes. The primary cause for this is that the USB 2.0 interface is limited by its transmission speed of 480 Mbps. Thus, USB 3.0 devices were developed that possess ten times the transmission speed of the previous interface, winning consumer admiration. In order to fulfill consumer demands, Walton Chaintech, a world-renowned memory and storage device manufacturer, has officially launched a product that supports USB 3.0 standards today; the Astro Drive Series A101. Not only is it fully compliant with all USB 3.0 specifications, it is also the smallest USB 3.0 product available currently. A combination of all of these factors, in addition to its dual color design in red and silver, makes this a highly functional product that fulfills a great deal of anticipation. Gallery: Seamless Integration into Next Generation Standards for External Devices The new Walton Chaintech Astro Drive Series A101 thumb drive has complete support for USB 3.0 standards. The maximum read speed in actual testing was 186 MB/sec, and write speed reached 130 MB/sec. This is, at the very least, a six-fold increase in performance when compared to the 30 MB/sec...


WD Introduces New My Passport Studio Portable HDDs

WD, the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new My Passport Studio portable drives featuring the super-fast FireWire 800 interface and a customizable e-label that’s always visible, even when the drive is unplugged. Sporting a sleek and stylish design, the new high-performance My Passport Studio drives are formatted for Mac computers, compatible with Apple TimeMachine software, and feature automatic and continuous backup with WD SmartWare software, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption. Available now at select retailers and shopwd.com, the new My Passport Studio drives are offered in capacities of 320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB. WD’s My Passport Studio drives are designed for creative professionals and Mac enthusiasts. Their production and use of many large files require the fast transfers from computer to My Passport Studio drives that FireWire 800 provides. Professionals such as photographers also benefit from the e-labeling system to effectively organize their work. Gallery: The e-label smart display on the front of the My Passport drives can be changed as often as desired using the included WD SmartWare software. Users can easily create a label to personalize their drive or remind themselves of its contents. The e-label also shows available capacity and whether the drive is locked. Utilizing e-paper technology, the information on the display remains clearly visible, even when the drive is unplugged. According to research firm ...


XtremeGear HP-1216B CPU Cooler

 
 
 
 
 

An HDT air cooler for an amazing price.


 

Review Roundup (02/26/2010)

The latest hardware reviews from around the web. Cases: Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced @ http://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/tests/gehaeuse/coolermaster_cm690_ii_advanced/s01.php NZXT Hades @ http://www.allround-pc.com/artikel/gehaeuse/2010/nzxt-hades-miditower-test SilverStone Fortress FT02 @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14630 Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler @ http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1797 Zalman CNPS10X Flex Heatsink @ http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2500 XSPC 5870 Razor GPU Water Block @ http://www.pureoverclock.com/article920.html Memory: Crucial 8GB Kit DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 CT2KIT51264BA1339 kit @ http://www.ocinside.de/html/results/crucial_8gb_pc3_10600_d.html Motherboards: ASUS P7P55D-E Premium @ http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/asus_p7p55d_e_premium ASUS P7H57D-V EVO @ http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1218/1/ Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 @ http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=458&Itemid=69 Mouse: Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X @ http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2503 Power Supplies: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W @ http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936 Storage: Kingwin Dock Master: 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA HDD Docking Station @ http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/tools/dock_master/1.asp Kingwin Dock Master 3.0 Hard Drive Dock @ http://pro-clockers.com/enclosures/1230-kingwin-dock-master-30-hard-drive-dock.html RaidSonic Icy Box IB-318 and IB-250 USB 3.0 HDD Enclosures @ http://www.twea...


MSI Launches New Energy-Saving, Low-Noise, 2L Mini-PCs

MSI, the global leading brand in All-in-One PC, today announced the launch of two new energy-saving, low-noise, entertainment-oriented models in MSI’s Wind Box mini-PC series: the Wind Box DE220 and Wind Box DC220. Using a 2L design, the Wind Box DE220 and DC220 have inherited the ultra-slim good looks of the earlier generation of A4-sized mini-PCs, but with the addition of improved energy-saving and noise reduction capabilities. The two mini-PCs use the latest Intel Pine Trail platform, which provides energy consumption around 90% lower than that of a conventional desktop PC. This, plus their outstanding noise reduction performance (under 24dB), makes them ideal for continuous use over long periods of time. The Wind Box DE220 and DC220 can be attached to the back of any LCD monitor (or even an LCD TV) to create a space-saving “All-in-One PC.” The Wind Box DE220 also features an ATI Radeon HD 4300 graphics processor and HDMI output, ensuring outstanding performance for both high-definition video content viewing and 3D gaming. Products in the Wind Box series all use environmentally-friendly coating materials; both the Wind Box DE220 and the DC220 conform to the new EuP (Energy using Products) environmental directive that is being introduced by the European Union in 2010. Combined with their low energy consumption, this makes both Wind Box models first-class examples of environmentally-friendly products. Gallery: The Wind Box DE220 and DC220 use the Intel P...


Verbatim Announces New eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo 500 GB Portable Hard Drive

One device, two integrated interfaces: with the new Combo Portable Hard Drive, Verbatim is combining the advantages of a Powered eSATA high-speed connection with the user-friendliness of a USB drive. The truly Portable Hard Drive comes in a rugged aluminium enclosure weighing only 205 grams and delivers ultra fast eSATA data transfer speeds up to 3Gbit/sec. The new Verbatim eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo HDD 500GB is available from specialist retailers now and costs ?89.99 (RRP). Verbatim’s new portable hard drive delivers ultra fast data transfer on the go. With USB 2.0 and powered eSATA connectivity it is extremely versatile. Data can be transferred via the powered eSATA port at a maximum speed of 3Gbit/sec, providing the other device also features eSATA connectivity. In terms of data transfer, the powered eSATA port is six times faster than USB 2.0. Gallery: Ultra fast eSATA data transfer speeds up to 3Gbit/sec Powered eSATA cable eliminates the need for a separate power supply Rugged aluminium enclosure Includes Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials Software Works with Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, Linux The new Verbatim Portable Hard Drive features a special powered eSATA Cable as a single-cable solution, which provides a power connection eliminating the need for a separate power supply. For older eSATA ports that aren’t powered, there is a separate Y-cable included that creates a functioning eSATA port from the USB (power) and eSATA (data). Wi...


Team Unveils High-speed and High-capacity TP1021 and TP1022 External HDDs

At CeBIT 2010, Team Group Inc will launch two novel 2.5-inch external hard disk drives, TP1021 and TP1022. In addition to high-capacity up to 640GB, the TP1022 is equipped with the future-trend interface USB 3.0 to significantly enhance data transfer speed. These two stunning external hard disk drives will shock the viewers and enrich the product ranges of Team. The Team TP1021 equipped with the USB2.0 interface delivers a maximum data transfer speed up to 480Mb/S. The Team TP1022 equipped with the latest USB 3.0 interface renders a maximum data transfer speed even up to 4.8 Gb/S, allowing users to freely enjoy the superb sense of speed in data transfer. Both models support hot swap and PnP. Without restarting the computer or using an external power supply, users can connect the Team 1021 and 1022 directly to the USB port on the computer, making it convenient to use and energy saving. Both models have high capacity up to 640GB for storing up to 180,000 pictures and 160,000 songs in the MP3 format. Whether it is movies, pictures, music of documents, you can always bring the complete database with you at all ease. Gallery: Team TP1021: lightweight, fashionable and high-capacity In terms of appearance design, Team has tailored different designs for different target groups. The TP1021 is only 172 grams and 1.2cm thick. When compared with ordinary mobile hard drive disks on the market, it is thinner by 15%! The exclusive dual LED indicator design keeps users always posted of th...





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