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News Archives for January 2010

Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Posted: January 1, 2010 @ time: 10:19AM
Author: Nemo

Welcome to the first roundup of 2010! Let's see what we have in store for you today. Memory cards are essential components of many electronic devices including digital cameras and if you like to take pictures in a non-compressed format to make post-processing easier then the SanDisk 32GB card will enable you to store up to 2500 RAW images. Thermaltake is offering the Evo_Blue 750W PSU with modular cables and five user-adjustable LED lighting effects. Here's hoping all our readers have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

Cases
XClio Nighthawk Case @ DriverHeaven

Gaming
Darksiders (PS3) @ GamingHeaven

Power Supplies

Thermaltake Evo_Blue 750 watt PSU @ Bjorn3D

Storage
SanDisk 32GB Extreme III SDHC Memory Card @ Legit Reviews

Video
HIS Radeon HD 5770 1GB Video Card @ TweakTown
EVGA GeForce GT 240 SuperClocked @ NVNews
HIS HD5770 vs. HIS HD4890 iCooler x4 Comparison @ Overclocker Cafe

Miscellany

PC Perspective Podcast #88 @ PC Perspective


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EVGA Teases Dual 1366 Socket Motherboard

Posted: January 1, 2010 @ time: 01:34PM
Author: jammin

If you are familiar with EVGA's monstrous X58 Classified 4-way SLi motherboard (and if you browse through here on a regular basis you probably should be) then you will likely be interested in a board the company teased through its twitter feed recently. The dual 1366 socket configuration product is said to come with all the features you would expect from a Classified model board, so some dual CPU overclocking action could certainly be on the cards. BSN* also suggests that four full width PCIe 2.0 x16 slots are a possibility, though we will have to wait until CES next week to find out, where EVGA will be releasing some more information. Of course, we will be there in Las Vegas to check it out.


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iPhone Will Soon Handle Credit Card Payments

Posted: January 2, 2010 @ time: 09:17AM
Author: CheeseMan42

iPod and iPhone accessory maker Morphie has announced its newest addition to its catalog of accessories, a credit card reader. With an included app to process payments, iPhone users will be able to accept credit card payments. This will compete with the Square device, which also turns the iPhone into a credit card reader. Exact details on pricing and how the system works are currently unavailable. I imagine that this device could be quite helpful for small businesses if it works as I think.


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New Dragon Age: Origins DLC Available Tuesday

Posted: January 3, 2010 @ time: 03:00PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Bioware has announced that the newest DLC for Dragon Age: Origins will be available on January 5, which is this Tuesday. The expansion is called Return to Ostagar, and takes players on a journey to learn of King Cailan. Players will learn more about the Grey Warden, and how they were almost wiped out. The DLC will be available for both PC and Xbox 360, while PS3 players will have to wait until the end of the month. The DLC will set you back 400 Microsoft or Bioware points, which amounts to about $5.


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Acer Announces New Netbook

Posted: January 3, 2010 @ time: 03:01PM
Author: CheeseMan42

The Aspire One AO532h from Acer will take advantage of the newest technology, by using the Intel Atom N450. The N450 runs at 1.66GHz, and features integrated memory and graphics processing. This integration should provide the extra boost to performance over the N270. Other notable features include a 10.1” screen, 10 hours of battery life, and Wi-Fi. The 1” thick netbook will only weigh 2.5 pounds, making it extremely portable. It will be available in blue, red, or silver for the price of $299.99. If you are in the market for a netbook, it may be a good idea to hold off until this one is available.


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Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Posted: January 4, 2010 @ time: 05:13AM
Author: Nemo

With all the cases available on the market today, it's hard to stand out among the crowd. The NZXT Lexa S (also reviewed by off here) offers attractive looks with four fans and an included fan controller for around $80US. The big news out today is the release of Intel's Westmere architecture with new parts for the mobile and desktop market. ASUS is first out with a notebook using the mobile CPU code-named 'Arrandale' with its K42F notebook. Be sure to check out the separate Intel Core i5-661 roundup today as well.

Cases
NZXT Lexa S Case @ Rbmods

Cooling
AeroCool DCC-C900 CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

CPUs
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ Rbmods

Motherboards
ASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard @ Motherboards.org

Notebooks
ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile @ PC Perspective
Intel's Core Mobile CPUs debut in Asus' K42F notebook @ Tech Report
ASUS K42F Notebook w/ Intel Core i5 540M Arrandale CPU @ Legit Reviews


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Hardware Roundup: Intel Core i5 661 Edition

Posted: January 4, 2010 @ time: 05:13AM
Author: Nemo

There's nothing like the days leading up to CES to bring out the new product announcements. With CES 2010 opening on January 7, Intel today officially launched its new line of Westmere CPUs based on the Nehalem micro-architecture. The code name for the desktop market processors is Clarksdale and is based on Intel's 32nm High-k second generation manufacturing process for the processor with a 45nm High-k process used for the integrated graphics processor. This puts the processor core, graphics core and integrated memory controller all in one package. The Core i5-661 is a dual-core processor clocked at 3.33GHz with 256MB of L2 cache per core and 4MB of shared L3 cache. With Hyper-Threading technology you'll get support for four threads as well. Along with the Clarksdale desktop lineup, Intel is also debuting the Arrandale line of mobile processors. We have a healthy roundup of reviews from around the web so enjoy your reading today and look for more CES coverage here at OCC in the coming days.

Intel Core i5 661 @ OCC
Intel Westmere 32nm & Clarkdale Core i5-661 @ [H]ardOCP
Intel's Core i3 and i5 dual-core processors @ Tech Report
Intel i5 661 3.33GHz Dual Core CPU @ Bjorn3D
Intel Core i5-661 @ Neoseeker
Intel Core i5 661 Review: Now With Built-In Graphics @ TechSpot
Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale Processor Review - Westmere debuts @ PC Perspective
Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3 Mobile Unveiled @ HotHardware
Intel 32nm Clarkdale Core i5 661 CPU with integrated GPU @ TweakTown
Intel Clarkdale Core i5 Desktop Processor Debuts @ HotHardware
Intel's 32nm Clarkdale - Nehalem for Everyone @ Techgage
Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale Processor @ Legit Reviews
Intel DH55TC Motherboard / Core i5 661 CPU @ Motherboards.org


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Space Station Sold for $330,000

Posted: January 4, 2010 @ time: 06:45AM
Author: CheeseMan42

A space station was recently sold for $330,000, which sounds like a great deal. However, the “Crystal Palace” isn't a real space station. It is a virtual space station that is a part of the Project Entropia Universe. The station was purchased by Buzz “Erik” Lightyear, who won the station in an auction against other players. The Planet Calypso area of the game has apparently been generating a profit since 2004 and has over 800,000 users. Transactions between users in 2008 alone were $420 million, so perhaps it isn't so crazy that a virtual space station was worth so much.


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Electronic Arts Plans Multiple Server Shutdowns

Posted: January 4, 2010 @ time: 01:19PM
Author: gebraset

In its lifetime, Electronic Arts have developed many games that consumers have come to know and love, including the famous Madden series as well as titles such as NCAA and even the NASCAR series. The last rumor about the company stated that it would be shutting down some of its online servers that users play many of its sports titles on. While some oldtime players hoped that it was not true, Electronic Arts will actually indeed be shutting some of its servers down for certain games concerning online play, as noted by the company themself. Most of the titles that are being taken offline are somewhat old, and not completely new, while others such as NASCAR 09 are the most recent title of the game. Sports games are mainly the culprit in the mass shutdown of online servers, which seems like a reason for Electronics Arts to have consumers buy the most expensive and new games if they want to play online. No matter what the reason, if its pure business sales or if the games are not actually seeing many online players, the full list of games being affected for various consoles can be found here.


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LN2 Cooled Intel Core i5 670 Hits 6.9GHz

Posted: January 4, 2010 @ time: 08:24PM
Author: jammin

It seems as though Intel's freshly released Core i5 600 series processors may have some overclocking legs if recent reports of a Core i5 670 (3.466GHz stock) hitting 6.908GHz in the hands of a Belgian overclocker with the help of some liquid nitrogen cooling. The CPU-Z validation screen shot hitting that speed was achieved using an EVGA P55 FTW motherboard and what appears to be a core voltage of 1.893V. A lower overclock of 5.427GHz was also achieved with air cooling @1.596V and a Biostar H55 board. These kinds of results show the kind of the potential the new 32nm process may have for those of us aiming to squeeze those extra MHz out chips based on it.


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Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Posted: January 5, 2010 @ time: 05:06AM
Author: Nemo

Today's roundup includes a pair of CPU coolers that rank as the top two Intel heatsinks and among the top 5 for AMD processors. According to the folks over at Frostytech, the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme and the Prolimatech Megahalems are two of the best coolers they've ever seen. Following yesterday's avalanche we have a couple of more reviews on the Intel Core i5-661 Clarksdale processors. We also get a look at the QNAP TS-809 8-bay NAS device and AMD's ATI Eyefinity performance.

Cooling
Prolimatech Megahalems Heatsink and Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Heatsink @ Frostytech
Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 Pro @ Bjorn3D

CPUs
Intel Core i5-661 and H55/57 @ HardwareHeaven
Intel I5-661 Clarkdale Socket 1156 Processor @ Tweaknews

Motherboards
ASRock H55M Pro (H55 Express) Motherboard @ TweakTown
MSI Eclipse Plus Intel X58 Express Motherboard @ PCSTATS

Networking
Wireless Distribution System - Is Wireless ready to replace the Wired network? @ TweakTown

Prebuilts
CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 2000 Core i5 Gaming System @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TS-809 Pro @ Bjorn3D

Video
AMD's ATI Radeon Eyefinity Performance @ [H]ardOCP


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Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Announced

Posted: January 5, 2010 @ time: 07:23AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Dragon Age: Origins is getting an expansion pack entitled Awakening. This announcement comes just after the newest DLC was released for the game. The game takes players on a journey to Amaranthine to rebuild the ranks of the Grey Warden, set after the story of the original game. In the mold of Fallout 3, different choices will be made based on morality. The choices the player makes will influence the rebuilding of the Grey Warden. Five new party members will be introduced along with new items, spells, and quests. The level cap is also being increased. The game will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on March 16.


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Lenovo Shows Off New Smartbook

Posted: January 5, 2010 @ time: 09:58PM
Author: gebraset

Currently, the mass amount of small computer users own netbooks and love what they do for them, yet smartbooks are also trying to make their way into the market. One upcoming smartbook, known currently as the Skylight, will be produced by Lenovo and feature a 1GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor, which can also be found in some smartphones, along with a propreitary operating system and a high-definition display that will come in at 10-inches. Sadly, the price for the device so far is set at $499, which makes it much more expensive than other netbook offers, bringing up the question whether it will be able to adapt to the current market situation. Though Lenovo is claiming around ten hours of battery life, which is quite good for having such a nice display, the company will ship a subsidized version with AT&T.


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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Posted: January 6, 2010 @ time: 05:23AM
Author: Nemo

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is the world's largest consumer technology trade show. Although it doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, there are always pre-show press conferences and releases of new products. This year the big news seems to be coming from ASUS with the release of several new notebooks. OCC has assembled a team of 11 to cover the show this year and they've begun arriving from across the country and around the world to provide coverage of this important event so be sure to check back often for the latest news from CES.

Cooling
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Heatsink @ Frostytech

Memory
A-DATA PC3-17600 Plus Series 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit @ TweakTown
Kingston HyperX 1600MHz 12GB Triple Channel (KHX1600C9D3K6/12G) @ Bjorn3D

Notebook
Acer Ferrari One 11.6-inch Netbook @ TweakTown

Prebuilts
Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview @ HotHardware

Trade Shows/Conventions
CES 2010: ASUS reveals Bang & Olufsen NX90Jq and ROG G73Jh notebooks @ PC Perspective
CES Showcase: Asus Announces Four New Laptops @ HotHardware
CES 2010: Crucial RealSSD C300 6Gbps SATA SSD Demo @ Legit Reviews
ASUS Unveils Cutting-Edge Notebook Designs @ Techgage
CES 2010 Coverage: Introduction, ASUS & CES Unveiled @ Tweaknews

Video
VisionTek HD 5750 @ Neoseeker


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Seagate Announces USB 3.0 External Drive

Posted: January 6, 2010 @ time: 06:43AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Seagate has announced that its Black Armor series of external hard drives will be making the jump to USB 3.0. This represents the next step in the evolution of USB, and allows for speeds up to 5Gbit/s. The drive is a 2.5-inch 500GB model with 2 platters. The Black Armor PS110 also comes with a USB 3.0 Performance Kit, which will allow computers without USB 3.0 to take advantage of the new speeds. Seagate claims to have reached transfer speeds of 100MB/s during testing, making file transfers and backup much faster. Also in the package is the Acronis backup software, allowing for easy backup of your files. The drive retails for $179.99 and is compatible with the last 3 iterations of Windows.


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Early Details For Supreme Commander 2

Posted: January 6, 2010 @ time: 03:14PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Supreme Commander 2, the sequel to the popular and massive RTS, looks to improve on nearly all aspects of the first game. One area of the game that was particularly lacking was the story, which will certainly be remedied this time around. With the help of Square Enix, the makers of the Final Fantasy series, Supreme Commander 2 will introduce cut scenes and in depth character development. Multi player will also see noticeable improvements, and will feature server browsing through Steam. The game will also be available to a wider install base than its predecessor, as the system requirements are lower in many respects. You won't need a top of the line PC to play this game. The game will be available in March, and deserves a look from any RTS fans out there.


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Pi Calculated To New Record Number of Digits

Posted: January 6, 2010 @ time: 06:43PM
Author: jammin

Pi is an incredibly useful number and not just for mathematicians, but for us overclockers too. The fact that Pi is a precise number that can be checked for accuracy means that programs which use an algorithm to calculate it can be used to check your CPU is operating properly (and therefore if that overclock is stable). Calculating Pi to huge numbers of decimal places has long been a popular pursuit and the record number was broken recently, using a desktop computer no less. Computer scientist Fabrice Bellard ran a program to calcuate Pi for 131 days in order to achieve the total of 2.7 trillion digits (the previous record was 2.6 trillion). He plans to release a version of the program used to make the calculation and carry on adding further billions of digits to his total.


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Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 05:05AM
Author: Nemo

CES 2010 officially opens today and we are already seeing coverage from some of the events leading up to the show including a look at NVIDIA's upcoming Fermi videocard. There are no hard numbers concerning performance but there were some rumors floating around including an early March launch date. OCC has a large team at CES this year and you can check out our CES 2010 coverage here. Solid state drives are dominating the news today with three different drives being reviewed along with two new drives from Crucial and Seagate being demoed at CES. We also have reviews on Cooler Master's CM 690 II Advanced (reviewed by OCC here) and the Storm Sniper Black Edition (also reviewed by OCC here). With CES getting under way today there's sure to be lots of exciting news and you can follow along right here at OCC.

Cases
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Midtower Case @ Legit Reviews
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced @ Neoseeker
Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black Edition Mid-Tower Case @ TweakTown

CPUs
Overclocking Intel's Core i5-661 @ Techgage

Notebooks
Novatech V14 Laptop @ HardwareHeaven

Sound Cards
Auzentech Home Theater HD @ XSReviews

Storage/Hard Drives
A-DATA S592 128GB Solid State Disk @ TweakTown
Crucial M225 64GB 2.5" SSD @ Rbmods
Exclusive look at RunCore's new Pro V 100GB SandForce Solid State Disk @ TweakTown

Trade Shows/Conventions
CES 2010 Coverage @ OCC
CES Showcase: Crucial and Seagate Demo New SSDs @ HotHardware
CES 2010: NVIDIA Shows GeForce GF100 Fermi Video Card @ Legit Reviews

Video
Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series brings DX11 to laptops @ Tech Report
AMD's Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs @ Techgage


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ECS Launches H55/H57 Lineup of Motherboards

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 05:46AM
Author: Nemo

ECS today announced its lineup of H57/H55 motherboards targeted at those wanting to build their own HTPC. With the new H57/H55 Express chipsets from Intel, the boards offer full support for the latest Core i5 and Core i3 processors with Intel's HD Graphics technology. ECS is offering five different boards in the family which use either a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX form factor which are ideally suited for HTPC setups. The boards are equipped with unique features like ECS G.P.S (Graphics Processor Sensor) technology, a plug-and-play way to directly determine if the processors support the Intel HD graphics and ECS Qooltech III technology with twin-heatpipe cooling solution to provide a stable working environment. ECS will have all the new boards on display at CES 2010 which opens today in Las Vegas.


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Evercool FIT Notebook Cooler Gains Taiwan Excellence 2010 Award

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 06:02AM
Author: Nemo

The Evercool FIT gained the 18th Taiwan Excellence Award sponsored by Bureau of Foreign Trade and executed by Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The purpose of the award is to recognize unique design, humanized and developed technique, excellent quality and international marketing strategies. The FIT takes a unique approach to cooling by covering the a notebook's exhaust port and using a fan to extract heat directly from inside the case. OCC reviewed the FIT and found the design to be a unique and easily portable way to address the issue of laptop heat issues.


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CoolIT Showcasing Four New Cooling Products at CES

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 07:18AM
Author: Nemo

CoolIT Systems is using CES 2010 to unveil four new cooling products aimed at the liquid cooling market. First in line is the CoolIT ECO A.L.C. CPU cooler which is a factory sealed liquid cooling unit designed to offer high-end cooling performance at an affordable price. CoolIT says the ECO retails for just $74.99 and is available now. The CoolIT VANTAGE A.L.C. Is targeted at enthusiasts looking for more advanced features including monitoring and control. The VANTAGE is the world's first "wireless-ready" CPU cooler that incorporates CoolIT's revolutionary ESP (Extra Sensory Peripherals) wireless technology which enables the cooler to be controlled and monitored through CoolIT's Maestro software and USB wireless controller. The VANTAGE features a programmable 84 x 48 pixel LCD screen and can be used to optimize all chassis fan speeds, RGB case lighting, LCD Backlight color along with monitoring and alarm triggers. Priced at $124.99 the CoolIT VANTAGE should be available by mid February 2010.

Along with the CPU coolers, CoolIT is offering the OMNI A.L.C. liquid cooling solution for graphics cards. The OMNI uses a two-stage cooling system with an interposer plate customized for each model of graphics card. The use of the interposer plate and a universal water block means users can more easily install the cooler as well as ensuring you can still use the cooler on new cards as the come along by simply using a new plate designed for that card. The OMNI also features ESP wireless technology and can be controlled and monitored by CoolIT's extensive Maestro software along with any other CoolIT ESP product such as VANTAGE A.L.C. OMNI A.L.C. packages are available for a number of current graphics cards in 120mm radiator and 240mm radiator variations with pricing to varyby graphics card type.

CoolIT Maestro E.S.P. is a suite of software and hardware designed to monitor and control not only CoolIT's VANTAGE and OMNI coolers but all cooling devices in a PC as it is capable of optimizing and monitoring any 3rd party fan or pump. While the CoolIT Maestro will automatically detect all ESP enabled products within the PC System, it can also control and monitor up to 3 fans, water pumps or other devices that are powered by a 3 or 4 pin fan header. Maestro is being priced at $89.99.


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Android and Palm Coming to AT&T

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 10:32AM
Author: CheeseMan42

The AT&T network is about to get much more crowded with the introduction of several Android phones, and some unannounced offerings from Palm. AT&T already features the iPhone and several BlackBerry models. Five Android phones are expected to arrive in the first half of the year, while the Palm phones are expected in the second half. Three of the announced Android phones will be coming from Motorola, HTC, and Dell. This can be seen as a smart move by AT&T, as the iPhone exclusivity deal may not last forever. When it ends, many believe that users will migrate to other networks. AT&T hopes to win some new customers with its latest offerings.


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PlayStation 3 Has a Successful Holiday

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 10:33AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Sales of the newly slim PS3 over the holiday season have given Sony plenty to cheer about. Over the last month, nearly 4 million consoles were sold worldwide. The sales increase can be attributed to a price cut and a plethora of new games. Sony is on pace to far outsell last year by nearly 3 million units. A firmware upgrade later this year to add 3D support for games and movies is expected to add even more appeal to the system. And with games like God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5, sales could go up further. I'm considering buying one just for the new God of War.


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Quantum Computing Closer Than Ever Before

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 10:45AM
Author: MrAlex

Although quantum computing might be a thing of the distant future, it’s never too early to embrace the future. What are the advantages of quantum computing? Well, doing more complex things, faster and more efficiently – what more could you ask for? A task that could take a normal computer months or years, could take a quantum computer seconds or days. A new breakthrough is at hand at the University of New South Wales. They have deliberately managed to plant an electron on a silicon chip. What does this mean? Well in other words, it’s one step closer to creating a quantum bit, or qubit. Multiple of these, put together make up a quantum processor.

The research team was made up of Professor Andrew Dzurak, the NSW Node Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility at UNSW and Dr Andrea Morello, Manager of the Quantum Measurement and Control Chip Program at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology. The team was able to put a lone electron without an atom attached to create a quantum dot. In a different project, but similar to this, the team was able to use “nature’s own way”  by binding the lone electrons with local atoms.


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Blu-Ray Capacity Increases

Posted: January 7, 2010 @ time: 09:59PM
Author: gebraset

Sony and Panasonic have collaborated together to create a new technology that was debuted last year to increase Blu-Ray disk storage, from 25GB all the way to 33.4GB. The technology to allow this is known as Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation, or i-MLSE, evaluation index and predicts partial response. Jitter is also a factor in the new technology, and has been thoroughly examined in the new technology. This news from both Sony and Panasonic bring in the first change to Blu-Ray since its initial release, besides having a dual-layer disk available. As of now, it is not yet known when these higher capacity disks will be available to consumers, but once they come into the market at a hopefully reasonable price, sales will likely spike due to current storage limitations with disks compared to other storage mediums.


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Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Posted: January 8, 2010 @ time: 05:05AM
Author: Nemo

It comes as no surprise that our roundup today is dominated by coverage from CES 2010 which officially opened yesterday in Las Vegas. Steve Ballmer gave the keynote address Thursday evening and showed off a slate PC from HP running Windows 7. We also have coverage from the Digital Experience pre-show event and more. Stay tuned to OCC as we have a team of 11 covering the show this year. In regular hardware coverage we have the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X videocard (you can read the OCC review here). When Danamics announced its liquid metal CPU cooler, it generated buzz along with a bit skepticism on how it would work. Now here we are over 18 months later and Frostytech is teasing us with some preliminary product shots with the promise of some exciting test results.

Cooling
Sodium-Potassium Liquid Metal Cooled Danamics LMX Heatsink @ Frostytech

Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R @ Bjorn3D

Trade Shows/Conventions
CES 2010 Coverage Day 1 @ OCC
Ballmer demos HP slate PC running Win7 @ Tech Report
CES 2010: Digital Experience @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010 Day 2 Coverage: Samsung, Panasonic & Digital Experience @ Tweaknews
LIVE from CES 2010: NVIDIA Press Conference, OCZ Technology shows off SSDs in both SATA and PCIe form, HP Snapdragon-based netbook prototype @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA shows Tegra-powered tablet PC with Android, Gigabyte motherboard product line preview, Video overview of the ASUS G73Jh gaming notebook @ PC Perspective
Digital Experience 2010: NVIDIA GF100, Thinkpad Edge, Nexus One and More @ HotHardware

Video
Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor X @ XSReviews


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768-bit RSA Encryption Cracked

Posted: January 9, 2010 @ time: 09:17AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Encryption is used by many to protect their data, but as technology increases in power it may not be as secure as you think. Most encryption schemes use large numbers that are easy to calculate if you know their two prime factors. However, without that knowledge, brute force attacks and extensive CPU time are necessary to break the encryption. Researchers have used a cluster to crack an encryption key for 768-bit RSA encryption. The calculations would have taken a 2.2GHz Opteron processor 1,500 years. The data obtained was 5TB in size. Casual users should still be safe, as the only organizations with these kinds of resources likely have bigger issues to worry about.


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New Netbook Shown From Gateway

Posted: January 9, 2010 @ time: 02:36PM
Author: gebraset

For the most part, ASUS dominates the netbook market mainly, and has seen the beginning of the netbook generation. Other manufacturers such as MSI, Gateway, and even SAMSUNG have releases multiple products to try to get the attention of consumers. Gateway has just unveiled a new netbook that will be available soon, and though is a bit thicker than the usual netbooks, features an optical drive. The new computer, known as the EC14D, includes 4GB of RAM, an 8x DVD writer, an 11.6-inch LED screen, a multi-gesture touchpad, three USB ports, gigabit LAN, as well as a multiple format card reader. Also included in the $629.99 retail prices netbook is a webcam, HDMI and VGA outputs, 802.11n WiFi, GMA 4500MHD graphics, and an Intel SU4100 at 1.3GHz. Though not really a netbook in the size factor, it is interesting what Gateway has done with attempting to squeeze an optical drive in such a small package.


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Titan Introduces G9T Notebook Cooler

Posted: January 9, 2010 @ time: 09:45PM
Author: Nemo

Titan Technology has announced a new notebook cooling pad, the TTC-G9TZ, designed for use on both your desktop and your lap. The cooler consists of an active cooling unit with dual 80mm fans rated at 20dBA and a folding aluminum pad. The 3-in-1 cooler can be used on the desktop with just the cooling unit or in conjunction with the non-slip board. For lap-top use the lightweight board protects your lap from heat and improves cooling by increasing airflow as well as preventing you from blocking the air vents on your laptop. When folded, the board is only .6cm thick making it easy to pack into your laptop bag. Titan didn't disclose any pricing or availability information on the TTC_G9TZ at this time.


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Patriot Launches Valkyrie Dual Bay NAS

Posted: January 9, 2010 @ time: 10:13PM
Author: Nemo

Patriot Memory has expanded its lineup of network attached storage devices to include the two-bay Valkyrie NAS device. In today's increasingly media-centric world the Valkyrie offers shareable storage, up to 4TB, along with multimedia streaming with built-in UPnP and DNLA support and can functions as an iTunes music server while also offering PC-less downloading via BitTorrent. Valkyrie also has features normally found on larger units such as user/group and folder management support, ADS Support as well as being able to act as an FTP and print server. The device is powered by a 500MHz processor and comes with 128MB RAM with 16MB flash. 10/100/1000 Ethernet and built-in support for RAID 0,1 and JBOD round out the package. Patriot did not release pricing or availability information but the Valkyrie is currently listed for pre-order on Amazon.com for $165US.


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Lego Coming to an MMO Near You

Posted: January 9, 2010 @ time: 10:54PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Details of LEGO Universe, the upcoming MMO, were available to those attending CES this week. I had not even heard of this game before now. The game plays like many other MMO offerings, with players tasked with completing various quests. However, in the land of Lego, players will be able to build their own buildings using the colorful building blocks. The initial mission has players build a rocket ship to get out of the starting area. One unique feature about the Lego MMO is that players can take on a variety of roles simply by changing what they are wearing. You can be a pirate or a knight, and won't be limited to one class for your entire playtime. No information has been given on pricing, but as with most MMOs, expect a monthly fee. The game should appeal to a wide range of gamers, as they have been a very popular toy for decades.


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Razer and Sixense Partner on Motion Sensing Controls for Gaming

Posted: January 10, 2010 @ time: 09:51AM
Author: Nemo

Razer and Sixense are collaborating on a new magnetic motion sensing technology to bring some of the same motion sensing technology found on consoles to PC gaming. The scientists and engineers at the two companies have been working on developing the precise one-to-one motion sensing controllers that make use of electromagnetic fields to track movement along all six axes. The absolute position of the controller can be tracked to within one millimeter. At CES 2010, Razer, Sixense and Valve joined up to demonstrate the new technology with the first person shooter game with Left 4 Dead 2.

“With this controller, Razer and Sixense have created the most immersive way to play our games,” said Chet Faliszek, team lead on Valve’s recent best-seller Left 4 Dead 2. “For us and for our customers, this release represents motion-enabled gaming that’s more integrated and visceral than any platform has so far achieved.”

OCC was fortunate enough to get a firsthand look at the new technology which is included in our CES 2010 coverage. Razer and Sixense are not currently disclosing availability or pricing but are encouraging game developers who want to port their games to the new motion sensing platform to contact them and also said the SDK is now available on Steam.


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Single-Molecule Transistor Created

Posted: January 10, 2010 @ time: 10:34AM
Author: MrAlex

A single-molecule transistor has been created by researchers from Yale University and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. Using a benzene molecule that is attached to gold contacts, it can behave just like a silicon transistor. Depending on the voltage given to the transistor, they can change its energy states and thus be able to control the current that passes through that single molecule. Research for the single-molecule transistor started all the way back in the 1990s. "There were a lot of technological advances and understanding we built up over many years to make this happen," stated by Mark Reed who is the professor of Engineering & Applied Science at Yale. Together with Takhee Lee from the Gwangju IST they studied different techniques that allowed them to observe and develop the single-molecule transistor. So far the smallest transistors are at 32nm, but now by simply putting a benzene molecule onto gold contacts it can behave just like a silicon transistor. This will be much cheaper for manufacturers, but this technology will take years to become mainstream, so don't be expecting for a while.


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Hardware Roundup: CES 2010 Edition

Posted: January 10, 2010 @ time: 09:25PM
Author: Nemo

CES 2010 is officially over and the amount of coverage this year is overwhelming. Enough so that it deserves its own roundup in addition to all the coverage we've already posted. OverclockersClub was in attendance in full force again this year with a team of 11 and you can checkout all of the OCC coverage beginning with pre-show coverage in our CES 2010 coverage thread. If that isn't enough you can check out our coverage as well as articles from our affiliates. I think most of our staff survived the ordeal and will be back at work and school here in the next day or so. In the meantime check out all the coverage by hitting the links below.

CES 2010 Coverage @ OCC
CES 2010: Thermaltake @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010 Day 3 Coverage: In Win, Altec Lansing, Asus, Zalman and Showstoppers @ Tweaknews
NVIDIA Next Gen Tegra Processor Unveiled At CES 2010 @ HotHardware
CES 2010: CoolIT @ ThinkComputers
NVIDIA GF100 Fermi Video Card Triple SLI Rocket Sled Demo @ Legit Reviews
CES 2010: Cooler Master V6 and V6 GT Heat Sinks @ Legit Reviews
CES 2010 DAY 4 COVERAGE: COOLER MASTER / CHOIXX, ANTEC, XIGMATEK AND MSI @ Tweaknews
CES 2010: Psyko Audio @ ThinkComputers
Intel WiDi Wirless Display Tech Demo at CES2010 @ HotHardware
CES 2010: iBUYPOWER @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010 Day 5 Coverage: Zalman / Thermaltake @ Tweaknews
CES 2010: Moneual Labs @ ThinkComputers
A Peek at Light Peak @ CES 2010 @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: ASUS Waveface Conceptual Products @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: Plextor Launches SSDs and New 24x External Writer with eSATA Dual @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: In-Win showcases rugged PC enclosures for gamers @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: Antec showcases Dark Fleet PC enclosures, high efficiency power @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: EVGA details latest motherboards, graphics cards @ PC Perspective
HardwareHeaven.com's CES 2010 Video Coverage @ HardwareHeaven
CES 2010: The Booth Babes @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010: OCZ Vertex 2, Z-Drive P88 and USB 3.0 SSDs @ Legit Reviews
CES 2010: Silverstone @ ThinkComputers


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Ford Builds Upon Ford SYNC Technology

Posted: January 10, 2010 @ time: 09:54PM
Author: gebraset

The already popular Ford SYNC technology that is featured in select Ford vehicles, is being used as the foundation of a new technology called MyFord Touch. The offering showcases multiple screens as well as touch screen abilities on the main screen, which is sized at 8-inches and found in the center console. Information that is useful to the driver is displayed on the main screen, while there are also four different categories that can be selected from the menu, including phone, climate, navigation, and entertainment. Users can interact with MyFord Touch by using their voice, as seen with the widely available Ford SYNC technology, but can also now use the touch screen controls, as well as controls built into the steering wheel for use with MyFord Touch. Flash and Silverlight will be supported in the new technology, as it features a brand new browser, and also texting abilities as part of the entire update. The first Ford branded model car that will receive the new upcoming technology will be the 2012 Ford Focus, while next year the Lincoln MKX will feature MyLincoln Touch for the first time, which is fundamentally built upon the same exact features.


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Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Posted: January 11, 2010 @ time: 03:51AM
Author: Nemo

With another CES event in the books, it's time to wrap up the coverage as well as the rest of the OCC staff make their way home today. You can check out OCC's Day 4 CES Coverage along with our CES 2010 coverage roundup for extensive coverage of the event from around the web. Back to our regularly scheduled hardware roundup we find Patriot's Gear Box network device you can use to set up storage on your home network. In the case arena we have the Raven RV02-BW chassis from SilverStone and the Helios case from AZZA. You can follow the links below to get all the latest reviews.

Cases
SilverStone Raven RV02-BW Case @ TweakTown
AZZA Helios 910R ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case @ Legit Reviews

Cooling
VIZO EZ-SURF Fanless Notebook Cooler @ Virtual-Hideout

Notebooks
Smooth Creations 18.4 Gaming Notebook @ TweakTown

Prebuilts
Dell Inspiron Zino HD @ HardwareHeaven

Software
VMware Fusion 3 - Windows on the Mac Made Easy @ Techgage

Storage/Hard Drives
Patriot Gear Box Network Device @ Rbmods


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Changes to Microsoft Word Go Live

Posted: January 11, 2010 @ time: 10:40AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Versions of the Microsoft Office productivity software that include Microsoft Word are now shipping without patent infringing technology. In a case brought by i4i, it was ruled that the way Microsoft was using XML violated a patent held by i4i. Today marked the first day that Microsoft was no longer allowed to distribute its software using the XML technology. Microsoft has fixed the issue, and consumers won't notice any difference in functionality. In addition to changing the software, Microsoft was also required to pay $290 million in damages to i4i. Although Microsoft complied with the ruling, the company still intends to appeal it.


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XFX and NVIDIA May Separate

Posted: January 11, 2010 @ time: 01:06PM
Author: gebraset

Though XFX has been for a while one of the three major companies to push NVIDIA cards, along with EVGA and BFG, the company might soon be broke off from the chain due to its involvement with AMD and their Radeon cards. All of the companies offer lifetime warranties on the cards, but the only video card company to offer a double lifetime warranty is XFX, where the warranty can be transferred to another person after the said card is registered by the original purchaser. The rumor has been circling the CES venue for a bit now, and while there have been no signs of this actually happening, as the rumor has not yet been confirmed or denied, XFX will take a large downfall if it is in fact true. Even though the company does offer ATI Radeon cards, they are not one of the major ones to sell AMD based graphic chipset video cards, and may not be able to earn enough revenue to keep the company afloat with its current budget and marketing.


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Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Posted: January 12, 2010 @ time: 05:25AM
Author: Nemo

CES is over and our team of 11 staff members have safely made their way back home for some much needed rest in their own beds. Although CES is done for the year, the coverage continues as everyone finishes up their articles covering everything they experienced at the show. At CES 2008 we were introduced to the concept of a large curved display panel to increase the immersion factor in gaming. This year Ostendo and AMD took that up a notch by driving three 43" curved display panels using AMD Eyefinity technology. We also have a piece on where NVIDIA's concept of multi-display gaming. There's a lot for you to read about today, so relax and dive in using the links below.

Cooling
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler @ TweakTown

CPUs
Intel Clarkdale vs AMD Phenom II with 785G – Mainstream Showdown @ Madshrimps

Gaming
Bear McCreary - Dark Void Composer Interview @ GamingHeaven

Input Devices
SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse @ HardwareHeaven

Memory
Crucial Ballistx 1600 Tracers @ Bjorn3D

Operating Systems
Tech Tip: Enable Windows 7's Hidden "God Mode" @ TechSpot

Speakers/Headphones
Tritton AX 180 Universal Gaming Headset @ Legit Reviews

Video
NVIDIA 3D Surround Multi-display Gaming Editorial @ [H]ardOCP

Trade Shows/Conventions
CES 2010: OCZ @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010: Nyko @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010: Kingston HyperX 24GB 1600MHz Memory Kit @ Legit Reviews
CES 2010: Thermaltake showcases new BlacX Duet USB 3.0, performance cases, heatsinks, and PSUs @ PC PPerspective
CES 2010: NVIDIA demos Fermi-based GF100 @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: Pepcom Digital Experience Press Event @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: NVIDIA outlines new Tegra 2 products, next-gen GF100 features @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: ASUS unveils new ROG motherboards, graphics cards @ PC Perspective
CES 2010: Consumer Electronics Show Wrap-Up @ PC Perspective
Ostendo and AMD Demo 3X43" Surround Vision Gaming Geek Nirvana At CES @ HotHardware


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Android App Policy Could Lead to Security Concerns

Posted: January 12, 2010 @ time: 07:05AM
Author: CheeseMan42

The Android Market has a far more lax approach to app approval than its counterpart Apple store. In fact, there is no approval process in place, and Google relies on users to police the offerings. If an app receives an unspecified number of complaints, Google will review it and remove the app if necessary. Google claims that only about 1% of all apps have had to be removed. This is in stark contrast to the Apple store which rejects about 20% of all apps submitted for review. The Android policies could cause future security concerns, as malicious apps could be found too late. Several people could have already been affected before the apps have been removed. I typically only download well known apps that have been available for quite some time, so I'm not too worried.


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Google Docs Now Allows All File Types

Posted: January 12, 2010 @ time: 01:09PM
Author: gebraset

When Google Docs first started for everyone to use, the service allowed only files to be converted into a Google Doc format when uploaded and also only allowed 250MB of storage. Many people found that the conversion to the Google Doc format was an unwanted feature that came along with using the cloud service, and have also wanted more storage space for more files to be stored. Google is now providing solutions for both problems, as they are now increasing the storage space by four times, providing 1GB of total storage, and are also allowing all file types to be kept on Google Docs. The search engine company is stating that it is not a solution to cloud storage, and is not for users to store large files on, but is instead intended for users to upload their documents, no matter the file type, to share with others across the Internet. Most users will see the changes take effect within the next few weeks on their account.


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Gigabyte H55 Motherboard First With Win 7 Logo Certification

Posted: January 12, 2010 @ time: 07:32PM
Author: Nemo

Intel introduced it's Clarksdale line of processors earlier this month, and while the new processors fit into the existing Socket 1156, there was a new line of chipsets required. With the new Intel H55/H57 chipsets come new motherboards of course and Gigabyte has introduced a lineup of H55/H57 boards including the GA-H55M-UD2H which Gigabyte has announced that has become the first Intel H55 based board to pass the rigorous Windows 7 logo certification. Because it has passed Microsoft's Windows Quality Labs (WHQL), users are assured of getting the most stable, highest quality Windows 7 experience possible. This should be only the first as other models in Gigabyte's H55/H57 lineup are currently being tested and are expected to qualify for Win 7 logo certification within the next week.


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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Posted: January 13, 2010 @ time: 05:04AM
Author: Nemo

We have more coverage from CES 2010 including the inevitable CES 2010: Booth Babes. We'd also like to welcome Benchmark Reviews to the list of OCC affiliates and to celebrate we offer reviews on AMD socket AM3 coolers and a look at the OCZ Black Edition DDR3 memory kit. Also in the cooling department is CoolIT Domino ALC cooling system (also reviewed by OCC here).

Cooling
Best CPU Cooler Performance AMD Socket AM3 Preview @ Benchmark Reviews
CoolIT Domino ALC Liquid Cooling System @ Frostytech

Media Players
Patriot Box Office Media Player @ Rbmods

Memory
OCZ Black Edition DDR3 Memory Kit OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Proware Technology MiniEPICa Series EP-m501-AA DAS Enclosure @ TweakTown

Trade Shows/Conventions
Asus Extreme Design Contest Winner Showcase at CES 2010 @ HotHardware
NVIDIA Demos 3D Surround Gaming On GF100 @ HotHardware
Close-up With Dell's Alienware M11X Mini Gaming Notebook @ HotHardware
CES 2010: Cooler Master @ ThinkComputers
CES 2010: SilverStone Mini-ITX Sugo SG07 Prototype Chassis @ Legit Reviews
CES 2010: Antec @ ThinkComputers
Super Talent demos USB 3.0 flash drive @ Tech Report

Video
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 260 Super OverClock Video Card @ Madshrimps


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Google Takes Stand Against China

Posted: January 13, 2010 @ time: 10:21AM
Author: CheeseMan42

In light of new cyber attacks against Google and several other tech companies originating from the Chinese mainland, Google has made an announcement. Google will end its censorship of search results through its Chinese website. The most recent attack resulted in the compromise of the e-mail accounts of several human rights activists focused on China. The Chinese government has very strict rules on internet access, and topics such as anti-government propaganda are forbidden. The end of censorship would open up new areas of the internet to Chinese citizens, but it is unclear if Google will even be allowed to continue operation in China. Google plans to meet with the Chinese government in the coming days and weeks to see if some sort of agreement can be reached.


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New Intel Core i5 Capable of Running Modern Games

Posted: January 13, 2010 @ time: 01:02PM
Author: gebraset

With the new Arrandale processor, Intel has put a graphics solution on the same socket as the central processing unit. The company has claimed since its initial showcasing of the technology into the market, that many games would be able to run on the intergrated solution to save both energy and money as well. In a new test to see if this claim was true, it was found that the Core i5 processor can run Modern Warefare 2 on good quality, but can only run it at a resolution of 640x480. Even at that low of a resolution however, it was still shown that the game, which is one of the most popular titles right now along with one of the newest, was able to run at a constant 30FPS. Hopefully within time, the technology will be improved, and more games will be able to be ran at higher resolutions and better details than what is currently available to consumers.


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Modern Warfare 2 a License to Print Money

Posted: January 13, 2010 @ time: 06:17PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Activision Blizzard announced that Modern Warfare 2 has passed the $1 billion in sales mark, which is a tremendous milestone for an intellectual property. The return on investment must be huge, and Activision is rolling in dough. Even more impressive is that MW2 has only been available for a little more than two months. This is the second billion dollar game from Activision, with the first being Guitar Hero 3. Not to mention World of Warcraft, which is reported to rake in $1 billion per year from monthly fees. The game industry is certainly suffering as a whole, but Activision seems to be doing better than everyone else.


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Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Posted: January 14, 2010 @ time: 04:45AM
Author: Nemo

In today's roundup we'll have to talk about something other than CES 2010 although we do have a couple of articles on the show. We also get to welcome Overclockers HQ to our group of affiliates as they examine the In Win Maelstrom full tower case (you can also check out OCC's review of the case here). In storage news there is QNAP's TS-119 single bay NAS device and the OCZ Vertex 2 Pro solid state drive. The big news today is the release of the ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card which you can read about in our separate roundup.

Cases
In-Win Maelstrom Full Tower Case @ Overclockers HQ

Power Supplies
Thermaltake Litepower 450W Power Supply @ [H]ardOCP

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TS-119 Turbo NAS @ XSReviews
OCZ Vertex 2 Pro SSD Review - The Sandforce Cometh @ PC Perspective

Trade Shows/Conventions
TechSpot's CES 2010 in Pictures @ TechSpot
CES 2010: Intel @ ThinkComputers


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Hardware Roundup: AMD Radeon HD 5670 Edition

Posted: January 14, 2010 @ time: 05:23AM
Author: Nemo

AMD have done it again with the launch of another 5xxx series card. This time its the HD 5670 mainstream graphics card which manages to bring DX11 to the masses at a price point right at the $100US mark. So what do you get in this mainstream card? First off there's the new RV830 GPU core based on the 40nm process. This should make it less expensive to manufacture and with the manufacturing issues of the TSMC 40nm chips hopefully a thing of the past, AMD should not have the supply problems that plagued the other 5000-series cards last year. Briefly, the HD 5670 core is clocked at 775MHz and has 400 stream processors. The new card uses a 128-bit interface to the GDDR5 memory which is clocked at 1000 MHz. The HD 5670 also manages to make do with the 75W provided by the PCI-e connection and needs no external power. Find out more about what this card offers by checking out the reviews below.

Sapphire HD 5670 1GB @ OCC
ATI Radeon HD 5670: DX11 For Under $100 @ HotHardware
Sapphire Radeon HD5670 Launch @ HardwareHeaven
ATI Radeon HD5670 HDMI Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
HD 5670 Launch @ Neoseeker
AMD's Radeon HD 5670 graphics card @ Tech Report
Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Video Card @ TweakTown
AMD HD5670 - Bringing DX11 to the $99 price point @ Bjorn3D
Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 512MB / 1GB Video Card @ Legit Reviews
ATI Radeon 5670 Videocard @ Rbmods
AMD Radeon HD 5670 Review - DX11 breaches the $100 mark @ PC Perspective


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Apple Feels Sting From Piracy

Posted: January 14, 2010 @ time: 09:21AM
Author: CheeseMan42

Developers for the Apple App Store are feeling the same pressure from piracy as their larger PC and console counterparts. The lost revenue is estimated to be $450 million, $140 million of which would go to Apple. That leaves more than $300 million not going to the developers of these apps. This was all made possible by the introduction of jail breaking. Users with jailbroken phones are able to install unapproved apps and apps that haven't been paid for. This number is likely skewed due to unreliable estimations of actual piracy numbers. While it is possible that it isn't as bad as suggested, developers are certain to feel even the smallest loss of revenue.


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PowerColor Launches ATI Radeon HD 5670 Videocard

Posted: January 14, 2010 @ time: 06:04PM
Author: Nemo

PowerColor joined AMD today with the launch of the Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. Targeted at the mainstream market the HD 5670 offers users the chance to upgrade to DX11 technology at an affordable price. The PowerColor HD 5670 comes with a core clock speed of 775MHz and a 1000MHz memory clock. The card uses GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory bandwidth and is being offered with either 512MB or 1GB frame buffers. Normally cards at launch follow the reference design very closely with upgraded versions to be offered later. PowerColor is bucking that tradition by offering a customized cooling solution from Arctic Cooling at launch. The 92mm fan increases airflow at a lower fan speed which reduces noise while also helping dissipate the heat from the PWM and memory. The core is manufactured using a 40nm process and power requirements have been reduced to the point where the card requires no external power connectors. The HD 5670 also supports CrossFireX and ATI stream technology. PowerColor didn't disclose availability information and a quick online search turned up only one site listing them in stock.


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