Systems - Written by Anton Karmehed Friday, 17 May 2013 09:34
The PC market is stagnating and this is very clear from the computer sales figures just released by Gartner. Compared to the same period last year PC sales is down by 20.5 percent in Q1 2013. This is the biggest quarterly drop ever registered by Gartners.
Motherboards - Written by Anton Karmehed Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:13
Asus has presented its entire motherboard family based on the Intel Z87 chipset and while we recognize a lot of the product names and the functions; there are plenty of news. Among other they have a gold inspired color theme on the standard series and 802.11ac Wifi in the top models.
Graphics - Written by Carl Holmberg Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:29
AMD expands its 8000 series of mobile graphics circuits, this time with a new flagship called HD 8970M. The card targets enthusiasts and the performance top with its Graphics Core Next architecture, 1,280 streamprocessors and Turbo Boost up to 900 MHz.
Motherboards - Written by Anton Karmehed Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:12
One of the newcomers of next month by MSI will be the motherboard Z87 Mpower, which with its new socket LGA1150 will be ready for Intel's Haswell processors. The motherboard focuses on enthusiasts with many dedicated functions such as measuring spots for voltages and troubleshooting LEDs.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:25
Nvidia has not even launched the new graphics card series GTX 700 before competitor AMD is said to "attack" the launch in its own product slides. In what is said to be leaked presentations from AMD the company shows how Radeon HD 7970 GHz will outperform the renamed Geforce GTX 770.
CPU Chipset - Written by Anton Karmehed Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:48
Intel is coming closer and closer to delivering complete SoC solutions for desktop PCs, and with Haswell the chip maker breaks new ground. Intel has installed a voltage regulator into the processor that is both more efficient and fifty times smaller than modern VRM chips.
Science Technology - Written by Anton Karmehed Monday, 13 May 2013 13:44
Samsung is launching one 4G phone after another, but it has no intention of stopping there. Right now it is doing tests for the next generation mobile net, and says it is already up to speeds above 1 gigabit per second. This is 10 times faster than current 4G nets.
Power supplies - Written by Anton Karmehed Friday, 10 May 2013 15:39
Corsair follows competitor Enermax and presents a compatibility list for its power supplies. The units support Intel's new power saving modes in processor architecture Haswell. This comes after reports of stability problems at extremely low currents, something that is not a problem for Corsair.
Graphics - Written by Carl Holmberg Friday, 10 May 2013 12:30
Even giants like Intel have lost momentum on a market that is moving from traditional computing and more toward mobile computing like tablets and smartphones, but Nvidia continues to keep up the pace and even outperform previous reports, with 30% increase in profit and record margins.
Storage - Written by Anton Karmehed Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:28
Western Digital has teamed up with memory maker Sandisk to develop what it calls the world's thinnest SSHD - Solid State Harddrive. WD Black SSHD is a hybrid between a mechanical drive and SSD that measures only 5mm in profile, and promises the best of two worlds.
Power supplies - Written by Carl Holmberg Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:41
It was recently revealed that Intel's coming processors for the 4000 series may be require currents lower than power supply standards dictate. In the light of this Taiwanese Enermax has released a press release where it says all of its power supplies of the high- and mid-end assortment will be fully capable of delivering the low currents required by Haswell.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:29
Volcanic Islands is the code name of AMD's coming graphics circuit architecture and when the first block diagram for the chip leaked it revealed a whole new architecture with obvious CPU influences. Besides thousands of parallel calculation units the circuits also has serial processor cores.
Memory - Written by Carl Holmberg Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:00
As a relatively new actor in the memory business AMD has focused on system memory for enthusiasts, but the reception has been lukewarm. The company has announced the new memory kit RG2133, which offers high clock frequency and RAMDisk profiling.
Motherboards - Written by Anton Karmehed Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:07
Motherboard maker Asrock has an odd ace up its sleeve before the launch of Intel's Haswell processors and LGA1150 platform. Asrock plans to water proof motherboards to withstand leaking water cooling, condensation or the odd energy drink spill.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Wednesday, 08 May 2013 09:35
We have already learned many interesting details for the coming Nvidia GTX 700 series and now it turns out the cards are not only similar on paper, but also physically. The story is told in pictures of the two new top models Geforce GTX 780 and GTX 770.
Cases and Barebones - Written by Anton Karmehed Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:44
NZXT launches the new miditower H630 where it has premiered an anonymous look. A clean and minimalistic design a focus on low noise with large fans and noise dampening material directly from factory.
Storage - Written by Anton Karmehed Tuesday, 07 May 2013 13:59
Seagate has been taking a slow approach to memory-based SSD storage, just like competitor WD. Seagate has decided to shift gears and launch no less than four different SSD units for retail, businesses and servers. All in extremely thin 2.5" formats and PCI Express.
CPU Chipset - Written by Anton Karmehed Tuesday, 07 May 2013 08:45
Intel has already tried to grab a slice of the mobile chip market, but with the Silvermont architecture Intel wants more than just a slice. Intel promises to deliver everything you may wish for in its new Atom processor; the first Atom architecture developed directly for mobile products.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Monday, 06 May 2013 11:49
Nvidia will soon roll out a new graphics card series for the performance and premium segments. Geforce GTX 700 series is mostly a new name for the current GTX 600 series since all of these are based on the current Kepler chips.
Motherboards - Written by Anton Karmehed Monday, 06 May 2013 09:04
Asrock has a whole armada of motherboards ready to launch alongside of Intel's new Haswell platform on June 4th. Now that the new Intel Z87 lineup has been revealed we can conclude that one of the new things for this series is the focus on wireless networking and the new 802.11ac standard.
Peripherals - Written by Carl Holmberg Friday, 03 May 2013 17:17
The market for mechanical gaming keyboards is attracting actors that are normally not connected to these products, including component maker MSI. The company has presented the new CK series with a simple, stylish layout and the backlit GK-601 for hardcore users.
Motherboards - Written by Anton Karmehed Friday, 03 May 2013 15:32
Gigabyte is the second largest motherboard maker in the world, but it has not been very successful in switching from the traditional BIOS interface to UEFI, and its 3D BIOS has been harshly criticized. With Haswell and the new 8 series of motherboards it will try to reclaim honor through the clean DualBIOS.
CPU Chipset - Written by Carl Holmberg Friday, 03 May 2013 11:12
Intel announced back in November that the current VP Paul Otellini was planning to leave in May 2013, but it did not say anything about who would replace him. May has arrived and the board at Intel has appointed veteran Brian Krzanic the new VD, and he takes the chair on May 16th.
Overclocking - Written by Anton Karmehed Friday, 03 May 2013 08:58
Intel will in a month launch the next generation Core processors and the heaviest piece of the Haswell program will be called Core i7-4770K. The processor will operate at 3.5 GHz, but has already been pushed over 7 GHz.
Notebooks Laptops - Written by Anton Karmehed Thursday, 02 May 2013 15:38
Google launched the first Chromebook models in Sweden about a month ago. Samsung and Acer started the introduction of Google's budget computers and according to electronics chain Elgiganten the units are flying off the shelves.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:37
Intel's new Haswell graphics circuits with Iris graphics leading them will roll out in June for notebooks and judging from Intel's slides it will mean the end of several of the competition's mobile graphics circuits. Entry level circuits like Geforce GT640 and Radeon HD 6670 are certainly not safe.
Graphics - Written by Anton Karmehed Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:55
Intel has officially taken the next step with its graphics processors by naming its new GPU circuits "Iris." A name that plays on the origin of the OpenGL standard and clearly shows that Intel is ready to take on the GPU market for real.
Science Technology - Written by Carl Holmberg Wednesday, 01 May 2013 18:32
Using a scanning tunneling microscope scientists at IBM created the world's smallest magnetically stored digital bit - built from only twelve atoms. The team has now used the same technology to create an animated video, enlarged 100 million times.
CPU Chipset - Written by Anton Karmehed Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:35
AMD will launch the new APU architecture Kaveri later this year and one of the biggest news is the memory technology HUMA. It enables the CPU and GPU to share memory, both physically and virtually; something that will lead to better performance and low energy consumption.
CPU Chipset - Written by Anton Karmehed Monday, 29 April 2013 14:06
Intel has worked hard on raising the efficiency of the new Haswell processors and not the least the circuits will consume very little power when idle. It has now been revealed that Haswell may be too efficient for some of our current power supplies that are not specified to maintain the low voltage that is required.
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