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VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
VR-Zone Technology News | Stuff for the Geeks! Issue #31
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  1. 1. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneVR-Zone.com | Stuff for the Geeks! Description: The latest Toshiba Enterprise class MBF2450RC VR-Zone | Stuff for the Geeks is a bi-weekly publication 2.5 inch SAS hard disk drive is not only power friendly but covering the latest gadgets and stuff for the geeks. it also delivers impressive read/write speeds thanks to a rotational speed of 10k thus offering the same performance levels as the best 3.5 inch 7200RPM drives currently availableThe Daily VR-Zone News in the market.Summary - 19 May 2011 ASUS GeForce GTX 560 1GB DirectCU II TOP Video CardSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-daily-vr-zone-news-summary--19- Reviewmay-2011/12285.html Description: Ive become quite a fan of the new GTX 560May 19th, 2011 thanks to the aggressive price tag NVIDIA have chosen to go with. At $199 US its a fantastic valued card and combined with the fact NVIDIA have let its partners go a little crazy straight away with the model helps make the launch more interesting than others. Today well be looking at the ASUS version of the card which carries the DirectCU II label, which we know meansIn todays news roundup: VIA Technologies has claimed that it were going to be looking at an awesome cooler while the TOPhas no imeediate intentions to enter the lucrative smartphone label thats also present lets us know were going to have quiteand tablet market, in spite of having had years of experience the overclock out of the box."in developing low-power x86 chips for various devices; HIShas released the new HIS 6790 Fan 1GB GDDR5 graphics card Mobile Monitor Field Monitor Pro 15.4-Inch Portable LCDwhich is said to be feature core clock speeds of 850MHz and Monitor Reviewmemory clock speeds of 4200MHz; Microsoft has released a Description: With the introduction of the laptop, the mobilestrongly worded statement criticising Intels comments about office was created. You could take your show on the road andthe ARM ports currently in development for Windows 8, get some serious work done. Of course, you still had somecalling them "inaccurate" and "misleading"; Overclockers have limitations. Even today you have limitations; unless you wantachieved yet another worlds first with Motorolas XOOM to carry around a laptop that weighs 10-15 pounds you aretablet by successfully pushing the tablets built-in processor stuck with a small screen size. Fortunately, you do not have toto a respectable speed of 1.6GHz, or 100MHz faster than buy a gigantic laptop or one with an extended screen that willthe previous world record of 1.5GHz; Anarchy Reigns release cost you an arm and a leg. Mobile Monitor Technologies hasdate has been delayed from the intended Q3 2011 time something that can help to overcome this limitation; the Fieldframe to January 2012 instead, and Rockstar Games is Monitor Pro.apparently blaming Sonys 3.61 firmware update as the cause MSI N560GTX Ti Hawk Video Card @ Benchmark Reviewsfor PlayStation3 consoles shutting down upon gameplay for its Description: NVIDIA have completely blown away theirrecently-launched title, L.A Noire, although it appears to have previous generation GPUs with the introduction of the GTXbacked off from such claims. 5xx line up and while they are good enough at stock speeds,Hardware news its normal for AIB partners to push these GPUs to their limits. MSI have tweaked the GeForce GTX 560Ti to 950MHz GPU /ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews 1050MHz Memory, given it the Hawk moniker, slapped onDescription: There is nothing better than a video card that a Twin Frozr III cooler and sent it out into the wild to showstays fast while it runs cool. There is nothing worse than video the world what it is made of. Price wise the MSI N560GTX-lag because your graphics card is too hot. ASUS has come up Ti Hawk will obviously set you back more than a referencewith an innovative way to try and keep our cards running the GTX 560Ti but in return it delivers stellar performanceway they should. The ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Direct CU Video and excellent cooling capability. Benchmark Reviews aims toCard was made with these concerns in mind. Does it live up to provide you with an unbiased review of the MSI N560GTX-Tiour expectations? You are going to have to take a look inside Hawk and report back our findings, keeping you informed onto see. the latest technologies available on the market today.Toshiba MBF2450RC 450GB SAS HDD Review @ Real WorldLabs 1
  2. 2. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneVia Remains Serious About Low-Power PCs, Uncertain About users are presently affected, as the flaw hits users who areUltra Mobile presently on any version of the OS lower than the most recentDescription: Via Technologies, once the worlds largest 2.3.4 – So basically anyone who doesnt have an updatedsupplier of core-logic sets, said that it expected its partners Nexus One or Nexus S.to introduce solutions based on its dual-core and quad-core Motorola XOOM overclocked, breaks previous record withalready in May, 2011. In spite of the fact that the company has 1.6GHz speedbeen on the market of low-power applications, it does not have Description: The Motorola XOOM had experienced animmediate intentions to enter the market of smartphones. overclocking experience which we covered at the end ofHIS 6790 Fan 1GB GDDR5 released February this year, touching 1.5GHz while taking on theDescription: HIS released the HIS 6790 Fan 1GB GDDR5 mantle of a new record. Well, some months have passed, andgraphics card, delivering an array of advanced technologies while the Motorola XOOM did not burn up the sales charts, itto demanding gamers. Running core clock speeds of has gone under the scrutiny of at least one person who thinks840MHz and memory clock speeds of 4,200MHz, the new that the tablet could be pushed beyond 1.5GHz in terms ofmodel provides dramatic visual and gaming experience speed, touching a respectable 1.6GHz this time around.at an affordable price. The new model is equipped with Microsoft took its own turn at driving computer sales withAMD’s Eyefinity technology, AMD’s EyeSpeed technology a new promo. Anyone buying a Windows 7-based PC worthand is second-generation DirectX® 11-ready. The overall $699 or higher will get an Xbox 360 Arcade 4GB system forconfiguration delivers spectacular visual and gaming free without needing a rebate. Online shops for Microsoft andexperience, making it the ultimate solution for performance other PC builders will give the Xbox to anyone buying usinggamers. a .edu e-mail address, but Best Buy and Microsoft Stores willConsumer Electronics and Software news take student IDs. Description: Microsoft took its own turn at driving computerUnfazed by Facebook, Google Rolls Out Social Search Globally sales with a new promo. Anyone buying a Windows 7-based PCDescription: Google will roll out its somewhat controversial worth $699 or higher will get an Xbox 360 Arcade 4GB systemSocial Search feature to 19 more languages next week, the for free without needing a rebate. Online shops for Microsoftcompany has announced on its official blog. Launched back and other PC builders will give the Xbox to anyone buyingin October 2009, Social Search is a feature that combines using a .edu e-mail address, but Best Buy and Microsoft Storesregular search results with publicly available data created by will take student IDs.your friends’ social media activities. Gaming newsPatriot Memory 32GB LX Pro Class 10 SDHC Card Review @Bigbruin. There Will Be Blood in Alice: Madness ReturnsDescription: As more and more professional devices are Description: Alices mind is in ruins in American McGeesmoving to SDHC, having a high end card like the Patriot upcoming Wonderland re-imagining, transforming herMemory LX Pro provides the ability for fast speed and fantastical sanctuary into a nightmare. Gamers can get a goodresponse time when taking photos or recording HD video. The idea of just how dark things will get in the intro cinematic forcomfort of knowing that your card can react as quickly as you Madness Returnscan on the moments that count the most is unprecedented. Anarchy Reigns delayed until 2012Eurocom launches line of the most powerful Optimus Description: Gamers wishing to bust some heads with eitherNotebooks Ever MadWorlds Jack Cayman or the Black Baron in PlatinumDescription: The Eurocom Optimus line are performance- Games latest will need to wait a little longer. According to anoriented business and gaming-friendly notebooks based update on Anarchy Reigns Japanese website, the game is nowon Intels Sandy Bridge technology with discrete NVIDIA slated for a January 2012 release date instead of its original Q3GT 555M graphics and longer battery life thanks to 2011 time frame.NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology. NVIDIA Optimus technology Rockstar Blames PS3 Firmware For Overheating Beforeintelligently optimizes your notebook PC, providing the Backtrackingoutstanding graphics performance you need, when you need it, Description: An item on Rockstar Games support site aboutall the while extending battery life for longer enjoyment. They PlayStation 3 systems shutting down while playing L.A. Noireare built around the Intel Huron River HM 65 platform and pegged the 3.61 firmware update as the cause of the problems.support Intel’s mobile line of Sandy Bridge Core i7, i5 and i3 That support page has since been pulled, raising the questionprocessors. of whether that really is the source of such issues.Microsoft tells Intel to wind neck in on Windows 8Description: Just after Intel decided to spill the beans on howdifferent versions of Windows 8 will clash with ARM chip Cooler Master set to unveil aarchitecture, Microsoft has called the comments “inaccurate”and “misleading”. wide range of new products at99% of Android Phones Vulnerable to Data Leak; Google Computex 2011 Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/cooler-master-set-to-unveil-a-wide-Working on Quick Fix range-of-new-products-at-computex-2011/12287.htmlDescription: Researchers in Germany have uncovered asecurity flaw in Android. Frighteningly, 99 percent of Android 2
  3. 3. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneMay 19th, 2011 designed to works with Apples various tablets and phones. Well bring you more details from the show, both from Cooler Masters booth and from the product launch that Cooler Master will be having on the Wednesday, so make sure you check back with us for all the coverage from Computex.Ah, the first Computex press releases are starting to come in MSIs Big Bang Conquerorand one of the first companies to gives us a glimpse at what renamed 990FXA-GD80will be on display during the show is Cooler Master. This year Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/msi-s-big-bang-conqueror-things will be a little bit different though, as the center stage renamed-990fxa-gd80/12286.htmlof Cooler Masters booth will be taken up by entries to its May 19th, 20112011 case mod competition, as Cooler Master has flow in a fewselected system to display during Computex. But fear not, thecompany has plenty of products to show off as well and werefairly certain that far from everything has been revealed in thepress release. If the increase of leaks of upcoming motherboards is anAh, the first Computex press releases are starting to come in indicator of something, then it would be that we’re very closeand one of the first companies to gives us a glimpse at what to Computex and with just over a week to go, MSI’s upcomingwill be on display during the show is Cooler Master. This year 990FXA-GD80 has made an appearance alongside a prettythings will be a little bit different though, as the center stage comprehensive spec sheet. MSI showed off a board called theof Cooler Masters booth will be taken up by entries to its Big Bang Conqueror 990FX board back at CES, but it appears2011 case mod competition, as Cooler Master has flow in a few that this is actually the 990FXA-GD80 now, which makes usselected system to display during Computex. But fear not, the wonder if MSI has something even more extreme in its line-company has plenty of products to show off as well and were up, or if the company has killed off the Big Bang brand.fairly certain that far from everything has been revealed in thepress release. If the increase of leaks of upcoming motherboards is anSo what can we look forward to? Well, for starters Cooler indicator of something, then it would be that we’re very closeMasters CM Storm brand will be showcasing a special edition to Computex and with just over a week to go, MSI’s upcomingversion of the Enforcer carrying a custom AMD design, 990FXA-GD80 has made an appearance alongside a prettycustomized lights and a see through side panel. Then theres comprehensive spec sheet. MSI showed off a board called thethe Sirius 5.1-channel gaming headset which really looks like Big Bang Conqueror 990FX board back at CES, but it appearsits going to be something special compared to whats out that this is actually the 990FXA-GD80 now, which makes usthere today, as it packs multiple speakers that are promised wonder if MSI has something even more extreme in its line-to deliver a real surround-sound experience and theres also a up, or if the company has killed off the Big Bang brand.control unit that lets you control the individual speakers. It’s surprising how little has changed in the six months sinceNext up we have a new series of PSUs called the Silent Pro CES, although it’s a little bit hard to see if MSI has made anyHybrid which will come with a front panel control unit which real changes to the PCB from the pictures that leaked alongsideallows for manual control not only over the 135mm fan in the the specifications. This is of course and AMD 990FX boardPSU, but also for up three standard 12V case fans. The PSU with the SB950 and the board has a 8+2 PWM design goodhas a single +12V rail and can deliver up to 98A of Power for 140W CPUs. MSI claims support for DDR3 memory up to(depending on the model) and its 80Plus Gold certified. 2133MHz, although not officially of course.Were also looking a few other new products, for exampleChoiix will be displaying a few new Power Fort products 3
  4. 4. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zone May 19th, 2011 Z68 has been stealing all the limelight lately. But for those who want a piece of the Sandy Bridge action for cheap, there exists a lesser known chipset by the name of H61. We pair up the ECS H61H2-M with a Core-i3 2100 to find out if this is a viable budget alternative to H67/P67. Today, well be looking at the ECS H61H2-M, a micro-ATX motherboard from ECS using the Intel H61 PCH.The slot layout consists of four x16 PCI Express slots, of whichthe second and fourth slots are only used in four x8 mode, In case you were wondering, H61 is the cheapest Sandy Bridgealthough due to the board layout it’s not possible to use more compatible PCH currently available.This chipset doesnt reallythan three dual slot cards at once. There are also two x1 PCI have a direct predecessor from the LGA 1156 era - though itExpress slots and a single PCI slot. MSI hasn’t added any brings to mind G41 from LGA 775 days.additional SATA ports, so the standard six SATA 6Gbps ports Chipset Feature Comparisonis what you have to make to with. The board also has a niftyangled front mounted USB 3.0 pin header as well as at least P67 H67 H61two pin headers for an additional four USB 2.0 ports and one CPU PCIe 1 x16 PCIe 2.0 1 x16 PCIe 2.0 1 x16 PCIe 2.0pin header for a FireWire port. Lanes or 2 x8 PCIe 2.0 USB 2.0 14 14 10 SATA 3Gbps 4 4 4 SATA 6Gbps 2 2 0 RAID Yes Yes No Compared to H67, H61 loses two SATA 6Gbps ports, four USB 2.0 ports as well as RAID support. When you look at it, things arent actually that bad. 10 USB ports should be sufficient (theres always USB hubs), and users on a budget probably dont need SATA 6Gbps. Needless to say, CPU overclocking isnt possible with H61.Around the back we have a pair of PS/2 ports (really MSI?), Most H61 motherboards are in the micro-ATX form factor forfour USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two eSATAp ports reasons of cost, and the simple fact that budget motherboards(combo USB/eSATA), a FireWire port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, dont usually squeeze in a whole lot of features. Lets take a7.1-channel audio with optical and coaxial S/PDIF out and a closer look at the H61H2-M from ECS.clear CMOS button. Overall this is a decent enough board, butfor a flagship product it feels like MSI hasn’t quite gone all theway, especially not compared to what we’ve already seen thatAsus has coming.ECS H61H2-M ReviewSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/ecs-h61h2-m-review/12103.html 4
  5. 5. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneCanon Expo 2011 kicks off inShanghaiSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/canon-expo-2011-kicks-off-in-shanghai/12276.htmlMay 19th, 2011The Canon Expo 2011 is officially opened today, and markedthe last stop of the Canon Expo global tour following the Asias superstar Jackie Chan was at the ribbon-cuttingevents which took place in New York, Paris and Tokyo ceremony with Fujio Mitarai, chairman and CEO of Canonduring September-November last year. VR-Zone brings you Group; Jing Dunquan, vice chariman of The Chinese Peoplesthe coverage. Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, vice chairman of Sino-Japan Friendship Association; Tsuneji Uchida, president and COO, Canon Group; Jane Le, president and chairman of Le Bao Minh, Vietnam; Irwan Kamdani, president director, PT DataScript, Indonesia; and Hideki (Howard) Ozawa, managing director of Canon Inc., president and CEO, Canon (China), to officiate the opening of the Canon Expo 2011 at Shanghai International Convention Center. Chan was appointed the publicity ambassador of the Canon Expo 2011.Hideki Ozawa, managing director of Canon Inc., president andCEO, Canon (China), gave an opening speech and said that itwas a prompt time for the company to have this type of big,comprehensive global expo for the Asian region."Asia is becoming the worlds new economic centre and itsgrowth have become the power engine of the global economy.It is for sure Asian market have become bigger and it is thereason why it is important to the contribution to Canonsgrowth. By taking the opportunity of this expo, we would liketo let you know of what Canon is all about and also to give ouragreement to strengthen our business in Asia," Ozawa said. The Canon Expo 2011 in Shanghai is presented to visitors in the shape of a luxury cruise ship. The “Canon Imaging Voyage”, and various exhibition areas are designed to be reminiscent of a cruise ship, including the “Main Deck” and “Captain’s office”. Sony Introduces Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/sony-introduces-memory-stick-pro-hg- duo-hx/12284.html May 19th, 2011 5
  6. 6. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneAvailable in 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb, the Memory Stick PRO-HG May 19th, 2011Duo HX memory cards from Sony have a maximum transferrate of up to 50 Mb/s - the fastest in the world. Kingston Digital, independent world leader in memory products, takes mobility a step further with the launch of its DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 flash drives. Kingston Digital, independent world leader in memoryAvailable in 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb, the Memory Stick PRO-HG products, takes mobility a step further with the launch of itsDuo HX memory cards from Sony have a maximum transfer DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 flash drives.rate of up to 50 Mb/s - the fastest in the world. It is basedon the HX Engine controller, operates at 2.7V - 3.6V, andworks with "Handycam camcorders, as well as with the Sony-branded digital cameras like the NEX-5". The Memory StickPRO-HG Duo HX, covered by a 10 year warranty, is expectedto start shipping soon.News via [Techconnect] Measuring 73.70 x 22.20 x 16.10mm, the stylish device deliversIn Win Announces Commander data transfer rates up to 100 Mb/s (read) and 70 Mb/sII Series PSUs (write) on USB 3.0 devices. The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2, covered by a five year warranty, can be purchased fromSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/in-win-announces-commander-ii- major retailers and e-tailers at MSRPs of US$77 (16Gb), USseries-psus/12283.html $116 (32Gb) and US$213 (64Gb).May 19th, 2011 News via [Techconnect] Cooler Master Unveils NotepalAvailable in 750W, 850W and 1200W variants, the second LapAirgeneration Commander PSUs are ATX 12V 2.31 and EPS 12V Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/cooler-master-unveils-notepal-2.91 compliant, have an efficiency of up to 88%, modular lapair/12281.htmlcables, four 12V rails, and are cooled by a 135mm fan. May 19th, 2011Available in 750W, 850W and 1200W variants, the secondgeneration Commander PSUs are ATX 12V 2.31 and EPS 12V2.91 compliant, have an efficiency of up to 88%, modularcables, four 12V rails, and are cooled by a 135mm fan. Pricesand availability has not been announced yet so stay tuned formore updates. Cooler Master has announced the Notepal LapAir cooler,News via [Techpowerup] adding on to its line-up of cooling solutions for notebooks and netbooks. Measuring 430 x 316 x 56mm and weighing 1.2kg, itKingston Unleashes features a topside anti-slip rubber mat, a sponge base, niches for storing cables, and is cooled by a 80mm fan that runs atDataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 speeds of up to 1,650 RPM.Flash DriveSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/kingston-unleashes-datatraveler-ultimate-3.0-g2-flash-drive/12282.html 6
  7. 7. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zone 1) Price - In a perfect world, price would scale with clockspeed. But this isnt always the case across brands. 2) Memory Size - A few manufacturers are offering 2GB versions of the GTX 560. The performance difference, however, will not be evident except at very high resolutions (think 2560 x 1600) or with anti-aliasing turned up. 3) Cooler - Having a good heatsink fan allows higher overclocks. Some manufacturers reuse the same heatsink across differently clocked models - If you get the cheaper model and overclock it yourself, chances are that you can match or even surpass the more expensive model. 4) Clockspeed - For Nvidia GTX 560, having a higherCooler Master has announced the Notepal LapAir cooler, clockspeed in core frequency, shader frequency and memoryadding on to its line-up of cooling solutions for notebooks and frequency will get you better performance in games. However,netbooks. Measuring 430 x 316 x 56mm and weighing 1.2kg, it one need not be so concerened in getting the highestfeatures a topside anti-slip rubber mat, a sponge base, niches overclocked edition GTX 560 as you can do it easily with thefor storing cables, and is cooled by a 80mm fan that runs at help of Nvidia System Tools or other overclocking utilitiesspeeds of up to 1,650 RPM. provided by the manufacturers. 5) Warranty - The longer, the better. Note that the prices listed are estimates based on a search of online stores. After rebates and other discounts, your mileage may vary. Variants which we could not find in stores have no price listed. ASUS Brand Type Core Shader Memory Memory Link (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) Size ASUS GTX 810 1620 4008 1GB 560 DirectCuThe Notepal LapAir supports all laptops/ netbooks up to GTX 850 1700 4200 1GB17" (in size) and is available from selected distributors and 560resellers at a MSRP of US$29.99. DirectCu II OCNews via [Softpedia] GTX 925 1850 4200 1GB 560Which GTX 560 to choose? DirectCuSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/which-gtx-560-to-choose-/12260.html II TOPMay 19th, 2011 GTX 560 DirectCu GTX 560 DirectCu GTX 560 DirectCu II OC II TOP ASUS has three variants of the GTX 560, all of which has aThe recently released Nvidia GTX 560 comes in various forms. memory size of 1GB. ASUS GTX 560 DirectCu is the basicDifferent brands offer different clockspeed, coolers and also model which follows the clockspeed of the reference Nvidiamemory size. How do you decide which one to get? GTX 560. The DirectCu II models are overclocked versions and have a different heatsink fan compared to the DirectCuNvidia is banking heavily on overclocked versions of the GTX models.560 to combat AMD. Most of their partners have at least onespecial edition, with some even forgoing the reference GTX EVGA560. Brand Type Core Shader Memory Memory LinkThe card with the highest overclock out of those listed here is (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) SizeZotacs GTX 560 AMP! edition, which pushes the core clock to EVGA GTX 810 1620 4008 1GBa whopping 950MHz and the memory to 4400MHz. 560The key factors to look out for are: GTX 850 1700 4104 1GB 560 Superclocked 7
  8. 8. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zone GTX 850 1700 4008 2GB equalizers for decent audio. So what can the average Joe expect 560 2048MB from Creatives new products? Read on to find out... Superclocked Remember the story we published some time back in 2010 where Creative claimed that the preferred mode of entertainment for most consumers is centred around the GTX 560 GTX GTX 560 2048MB need to "go wireless", and that this trend will gain enough 560 Superclocked Superclocked momentum to be the only form of digital entertainment in time? Well, it turns out that Creative had a lot more in mind EVGA has three different types of GTX 560. One is the than just simple tablet devices and wireless speakers. In fact, basic GTX 560 which follows the reference Nvidia GTX 560 the company believes so strongly in the potential of wireless clockspeed. The other two are the overclocked versions of the digital entertainment that it has refreshed its entire lineup of GTX 560 1GB and 2GB models. wireless entertainment tools with new features to "redefine home audio experience for consumers" while ensuring that GAINWARD they do not have to end up smashing the piggy bank to do so. Brand Type Core Shader Memory Memory Link Speaking at a media event held at the Intercontinental (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) Size Singapore to announce the companys new wirelessGAINWARDTX G 822 1644 4040 1GB entertainment devices was Eugene Chong, Creative 560 Technologys manager for marketing, who talked about its Golden new ZiiSound Dx series of Pure Wireless Modularity Bluetooth Sample speakers for consumers. GTX 822 1644 4040 1GB 560 Phantom GTX 810 1620 4008 2GB 560 2048MB GTX 560 GTX 560 Phantom GTX 560 2048MB Golden Sample GAINWARD has three models as well. It has the 2GB version which runs at the default frequency. The other two 1GB versions have the same clockspeed, a slight overclock from Claiming how most wireless speaker systems still require 810MHz (core) to 822MHz. However, they have a different set users to fiddle with the connecting wires used for each of cooler. The Phantom have 2 smaller fans concealed within speaker, Ching explained how Creative was able to completely the heatsink. do away with such cables by implementing "robust wireless technology" in its new ZiiSound Dx series of modular Creative announces launch of Bluetooth speakers. new wireless speaker systems Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/creative-announces-launch-of-new- wireless-speaker-systems/12277.html May 19th, 2011 Cables are the nemesis of neat freaks who cannot stand the idea of having any form of foreign material cluttering their otherwise spotless desks, right? Well, the good news is that "What we have done in the ZiiSound Dx series of wireless Creative has been hard at work in eliminating all traces of speakers is to give each speaker the ability to link up to each those pesky cables in its speaker lineup, and its latest line of other without the need for connecting wireless. This gives wireless speakers introduced today in a media event held at the users the new-found flexibility of adding on speakers, piece by Intercontinental Singapore is probably the best proof of how piece, all without the need to deal with cables or invest in a new one does not need to rely on copper wires and cumbersome home speaker system," he claimed, while likening the speakers 8
  9. 9. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zoneto audio LEGO building blocks that can be linked wirelesslyto form up to a 3.1 configuration.In addition, Chong also announced the introduction of variousnew wireless products such as the new one-piece D80Bluetooth speakers, the ZEN Style M300 portable mediaplayer and its new WP-series headphones which feature an"invisible mic" for use in most communication devices. Creatives WP-250 wireless Bluetooth headphones...Creatives new D80 wireless Bluetooth speakers. And just sowe make it clear, that coloured speaker grille you see is NOTuser replaceable. ...along with the WP-350...The Creative ZEN Style M300 portable media player. Noticeits size in comparison to a typical smartphone as shown below: ...and finally, the WP-450. Last but not least, Creatives resident acoustic engineer Tan Lip Hwee was also at the event to demonstrate the ease at which typical consumers can link up the various components of the ZiiSound Dx modular Bluetooth speakers wirelessly, as well as its remarkable audio quality its drivers and subwoofers were capable of churning out in tandem. 9
  10. 10. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zone The arrival of Z68 means that enthusiasts can finally make full use of their K-series processors capabilities. Of course, the Z68 also gets x8/x8 CrossFire/SLi like the P67, which is better than the x16/x4 setup of H67. USB and SATA support remains idential to the P67/H67, which means well see manufacturers breaking out the USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps controllers once again. In our preview of MSIs Z68 motherboard, we touched briefly on the limitations posed by the eight PCIe lanes that Z68 supplies. This is a problem mainly on the more expensive models where the peripheral devices have to fight for lanes with a PCIe x4 slot. Some manufacturers have opted to simply disable certainThat being said, we really should point out that the products devices if this third slot is occupied, while others are using athat were announced in todays press release are identical to bridge chip to share one lane among several devices. The latterthe ones which we had put in in a previous news posting option is certainly the preferable one, though using a bridgeexactly two weeks ago. As such, if you want to know more about chip raises costs. Regardless, this is something you should takeCreatives new range of wireless entertainment products , do note of when choosing a motherboard.feel free to hit up the link here for details about their pricingand release dates. The last (and most extravagant) option, which you will only see on the most pricey of Z68 motherboards, is to use a NF200 bridge chip to split the 16 lanes coming from the CPU into 32Intel Z68: The Best of Both lanes, freeing up all the PCH lanes for peripheral use. If its anyWorlds comfort, the upcoming X79 should not have this problem as the CPU alone provides enough lanes that manufacturers willSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-z68-the-best-of-both- not have to dangle the third PCIe slot off the PCH.worlds/12101.htmlMay 19th, 2011The Z68 combines the best of both worlds, letting youoverclock your processor and still make use of Intel QuickSync. Throw in a few extra goodies, and is this the platform toget your hands on? Or should hardcore enthusiasts just waittill X79?When H67 and P67 were launched, you couldnt always haveyour cake and eat it. It was a choice between being able tooverclock and making use of HD Graphics (and Quick Sync).This awkward situation was best exemplified by the K-series The other noteworthy feature of Z68 is Smart Responsechips, which could only either unlocked multipliers or HD Technology (a.k.a. SSD caching). This brings to mindGraphics 3000. Silverstones HDDBoost from 2010. SRT is different, however, in that it uses the SSD to cache both reads and writes. Well examine SRT in detail soon, but first lets take a look at some Z68 motherboards. Challenger Launches Windows Experience Zone in Singapore Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/challenger-launches-windows- experience-zone-in-singapore/12278.html May 19th, 2011 10
  11. 11. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneEnter Singapores first Windows Experience Zone (WEZ) rightat Challenger Funan, a unique retail zone that brings thecomplete PC buying experience to every consumer in this 24-hour operations store. What is in store in this unique zone ?More after the jump Coming soon, a 100-inch multi-touch screen will also become operational in the coming months to let customers interact and discover more about Windows PCs and software.The launch of the Singapores Windows Experience Zone(WEZ) happened today, graced by Loo Theong Thye, CEO COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010Challenger Technologies Limited; Mitchell L .Koch, corporatevice president of worldwide retail sales and marketing group, Roundups Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/computex-taipei-2010-entertainment and devices division, Microsoft Corp and roundups/12275.htmlJessica Tan , managing director, Microsoft Singapore. May 19th, 2011The launch celebration is joined by participating vendors -Acer, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba who will be offering great dealsof their PC models to Challenger members while stocks last. VR-Zone will be compiling roundups for Computex Taipei 2011 in the following categories: 1. Motherboards and Graphics Cars 2. Casings and Power Supplies and Coolers 3. Memory and Storage and SSDs 4. Mobile Devices and Laptops/Netbooks and Tablets 5. PC Peripherals 6. Displays 7. Networking Stay Tuned!The WEZ, located at Challenger Funan will showcase a Sharp successfully developsselection of PCs, laptops and in the future, mobile devices.The zone will showcase devices in different categories such as worlds first 85-inch LCD panelWork, Play and Learn and will also host training workshopsand hands-on sessions.. Tech advisors in the WEZ also known compatible with Super Hi-as Microsoft Captains will be there to provide advice to Visionconsumers. Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/sharp-successfully-develops-world-s- first-85-inch-lcd-panel-compatible-with-super-hi-vision/12274.htmlAn appointment can also be made with the Microsoft Captain May 19th, 2011for a session to walk you the purchase process and how tomaximize the use of your PC with Windows 7, Windows LiveEssentials, Office 2010 and other popular software. The current full HD resolutions of 1920 x 1080 may be the end-all resolution for most home, commercial and industrial uses, but leave it to Japan to raise the glass ceiling once again in digital display technology. Apparently, Sharp has 11
  12. 12. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zonemanaged to successfully develop a gigantic 85-inch LCD panelthat is compatible with Japans domestic Super Hi-Vision Google opens website forvideo format technology, which allows for video output at Japanese to remember townsthe extremely high resolution of 33 megapixels. With displayresolutions like this, who needs yesteryears full HD display lost in the recent earthquaketechnology? Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/google-opens-website-for-japanese-to- remember-towns-lost-in-the-recent-earthquake/12273.htmlIf what people say about obstacles being stepping stones to May 19th, 2011ones eventual success is true, it would seem that Sharp hasbeen a firm believer of this saying, and that today is the day theJapanese company has finally overcome the odds to produceyet another worlds first. Apparently, Sharp has managedto successfully develop the worlds first LCD display that is Googles informal corporate motto of "Dont be evil" may havecompatible with the countrys proposed Super Hi-Vision next- been mocked by many in the industry, but there can be nogeneration television broadcast format, a feat that it has touted denying that the search giant has been known to do the rightto worlds first for direct display LCD panels. things for its consumer base most of the time, barring a few isolated exceptions. That being said, it seems that Google has taken its "Dont be evil" motto to the next level...by launching a new website that is aimed at helping the Japanese to remember the towns that they have lost as a result of the recent earthquake that levelled much of northern Japan.For those who are not in the know, Japans Super Hi-Vision It is always said that memories are as timeless as the universebroadcast format is capable of delivering media content at an itself, but there will always be times that people will wishextremely high resolution of 7680 x 4320 or approximately 33 that they had some physical memento to hold on to as proofmegapixels, which in turn is almost 16 times greater than that that they had indeed gone through certain experiences in life.of full HD. However, in order to cram that many pixels into a After all, memories can only be timeless if they are actuallysingle LCD display, Sharp apparently had to settle for a display remembered, and suffice to say humans today are probablythat measures no lesser than 85-inches, a dimension which one of the most forgetful species on Earth, having have to relyeffectively limits its usefulness to commercial and industrial on both physical and digital tools to assist in the recollectionsettings. of various life experiences.That being said, Sharp definitely appears to have high hopes Apparently, Google is all too aware of the situation, and hasfor its new Super Hi-Vision compatible panel, claiming that since moved to ensure that the towns that were deemed lostthe use of its UV2A*2 LCD technology coupled with the in the recent earthquake that leveled much of northern Japanperformance levels of the Super Hi-Vision video display does not fade into folklore and obscurity any time soon.format will allow for the playback of "ultra-detailed, super- To that end, the search giant has launched a new websitehigh-quality images capable of "immersing the viewer in a known as "Mirai-e-no-kioku", which aims to preserve thevirtual-reality-like experience". Nice. memories most Japanese have of the aforementioned townsNow, all that remains is to wait for Sharp to successfully before they were lost to Mother Natures wrath. Quite fittingly,develop smaller versions of its Super Hi-Vision displays for use "Mirai-e-no-kioku", when translated, describes the cherishingin consumer-grade television sets so that we can all enjoy some of memories for the future.UHDTV goodness from the comfort of the living room sofa.Brief specificationsScreen size: 85 inches (approx. 1.9 x 1.05 m)Pixel count: 7,680 (H) x 4,320 (V) pixelsBrightness: 300 cd/m2Gradation: 10 bits for each RGB color 12
  13. 13. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zone from the truth; apparently, word has it that Japan is now facing what appears to be the first confirmed case of a trojan gaining access to stored data on a smartphone, and that this problem is only set to become worse as the popularity of such devices continues to grow. Smartphones are supposed to be inherently safer than PCs when it comes to having to deal with nasty stuff such as malware, right? After all, most consumers would rationalize that since virtually no smartphone on the market today runsIn order to do so, Google is actively seeking the contributions on Windows, they should theoretically be safe from the likes ofof both photographs and video footage shot in the various virus and trojans that plague the entire Windows ecosystem.quake-devastated areas from the public. The files collectedby Google will then be made available for public viewing. In Unfortunately for consumers, it seems that their idea of aaddition, Google will reportedly archive the contributions in completely malware-free ecosystem for smartphones and theirits data centre to ensure that the the memories of those areas accompanying operating systems is about to come to an abruptwill never be forgotten for a long time to come. end. Apparently, industrial sources have confirmed that Japan is the latest entry in a long list of countries to have officiallyLastly, Asahi.com claims that Google has also received confirmed the existence of malware-infected smartphones,requests for the long-term archival of data of the area that was and are warning that such malware could potentially becomecollected by Googles Street View vehicles and satellites before widespread within the country.the quake struck, and that an official for Google has reportedlyclaimed that the company is indeed considering the storage According to a report published by The Yomiuri Shimbun,of aforementioned information in its servers "for as long as the malware that was discovered in Japan is believed topossible". have originated from a popular app known as Isshoni Training: Training with Hinako, which features an anime character giving "demonstrations on proper muscle trainingFirst confirmed case of techniques". Apparently, the pirated copy of the app contains a trojan which, when installed, allows an outsider to gain accesssmartphone trojan infection to a users private information such as location data, phoneshows up in Japan book contacts and email messages, as well as making remote phone calls.Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-confirmed-case-of-smartphone-trojan-infection-shows-up-in-japan/12272.htmlMay 19th, 2011Thought that the sleek and flashy little smartphone youcurrently hold in your hands in the answer to getting awayfrom the nasty world of malware that has been plaguing PCsin all shapes and sizes? Well, you could not have been further 13
  14. 14. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneThe Yomiuri Shimbun also quoted security research firm In fact, the southbridge heatsink is identical to the one usedSymantec as claiming that the number of smartphone malware on the Sabertooth i55 and X58 and the CeraM!X heatsinksinfections in Japan is set to increase, simply because the are also back. The board has an 8+2 power regulation designcommon platform offered by the operating systems used as revealed in the specifications and once again were seeingto power the handsets makes it easy for programmers to the new split CPU retention mechanism. Due to the extendeddesign malware that can target a wide range of devices, length of the PWM circuitry the top slot has been sacrificed asboth domestically and globally. However, conventional mobile the northbridge is also located here, just below the CPU socket.phones are not affected, simply because they make usedomestically-developed technology which is incompatiblewith mobile systems found in other parts of the world.That being said, if it is of any consolation, there are no knownreports of hackers actually making use of the aforementionedtrojan-infected app to actively steal and exploit sensitivedata from consumers for their own personal gain. Still, ifanything, this report will probably serve as a very good wake-up call to consumers who are still under the impression thattheir smartphones are happily living in the La-la Land ofcyberspace.Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX As such, the board has four x16 PCI Express slots and agets pictured single x1 PCI Express slot and one PCI slot. The x16 slots areSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-tuf-sabertooth-990fx-gets- configured in dual x16 or one x16 and two x8 with the grey/pictured/12271.html black slot being a x4 slot. Beyond the native six SATA 6GbpsMay 19th, 2011 ports, Asus has also added a pair of SATA 3Gbps ports, good enough for an optical drive or an older hard drive.About two weeks ago the specifications of Asus upcoming900-series AM3+ boards leaked and today the first pictures ofthe new TUF Sabertooth 990FX appeared on the web courtesyof a Chinese website. The board design is a bit of a flash backto Asus first TUF board, the TUF Sabertooth i55 and theboard has very little in common with the more recent TUFSabertooth P67 which is kind of surprising.About two weeks ago the specifications of Asus upcoming Asus has gone for a pair of ASMedia ASM1042 USB 3.0 host900-series AM3+ boards leaked and today the first pictures of controllers, one of the two rear ports and one for a front pin-the new TUF Sabertooth 990FX appeared on the web courtesy header. One thing that the leaked spec sheet didnt give awayof a Chinese website. The board design is a bit of a flash back is that all of the fan headers bar one (thats a total of five) areto Asus first TUF board, the TUF Sabertooth i55 and the 4-pin fan headers which mean that PWM controller fans willboard has very little in common with the more recent TUF work properly. Beyond that theres little to say about the board,Sabertooth P67 which is kind of surprising. 14
  15. 15. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zoneas weve already seen the full specifications, although if youre The other peculiar thing about this board is the location ofinterested in some more pictures, hit the source link. the chipset, as traditional two-chip designs meant that the northbridge was close to the CPU socket, with the southbridge being located towards the lower front half of the board. InJetways un-named 990X this case, Jetway has put the two right next to each othermotherboard leaks and fitted a rather large heatsink on the two. The only real advantage of doing this is that theres no obstruction in frontSource: http://vr-zone.com/articles/jetway-s-un-named-990x- of the expansion slots, but in general this has never been anmotherboard-leaks/12269.html issue on most motherboards.May 19th, 2011 The expansion slots consist of two x16 PCI Express slots, although as this board uses the AMD 990X chipset, were looking at a dual x8 configuration when both slots are in use. The board also has two x1 PCI Express slots, a PCI slot and unusually a mini PCI Express slot as well. Due to the unusual board layout, Jetway has lost two expansion slots which isJetway isnt exactly a huge player in the consumer somewhat disappointing, but not something that most peoplemotherboard market these days, although the company seems are going to find to be a great concern.to be doing reasonably well in mainland China and now a The board also has six SATA 6Gbps ports, although theyrepicture of its upcoming AMD 990X motherboard has leaked located unusually far up the board. Theres also a single IDEon a Chinese website. Its not clear if this is a model limited to port or possibly a floppy connector, its a bit hard to tellthe Chinese market, or if well be seeing broader availability, from the picture. Wed also dare to guess that the board hasbut its an interesting board in at least a couple of ways. pin-headers for at least another six USB 2.0 ports. Around the back the board has a pair of PS/2 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1-channelJetway isnt exactly a huge player in the consumer audio with coaxial S/PDIF out and what appears to be a clearmotherboard market these days, although the company seems CMOS button. Overall were not blown away by this board,to be doing reasonably well in mainland China and now a but then again, if the price is right were sure itll find a homepicture of its upcoming AMD 990X motherboard has leaked somewhere.on a Chinese website. Its not clear if this is a model limited tothe Chinese market, or if well be seeing broader availability,but its an interesting board in at least a couple of ways. CUPP Computing to demoThe leaked picture isnt very high resolution, so its difficultto see some of the details. However, a couple of interesting PunkThis Hybrid PC module atthings that stand out straight away is the location of the power Computexregulation circuitry and the chipset. The PWM is located at Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/cupp-computing-to-demo-punkthis-the top of the board, rather than between the CPU socket and hybrid-pc-module-at-computex/12268.htmlthe rear I/O ports and in part this is possible because Jetway May 19th, 2011has gone for what looks like a simple 4+1 design. However,in doing so, Jetway also had to rotate the CPU retentionmechanism by 90 degrees. The effect of this is that certainCPU coolers, specifically some models with heatpipes mightnot work as well as intended, as the heatpipes might end upthe wrong way around. If youve never heard of CUPP Computing, dont despair, as the company has as yet not launched a single product. However, CUPP Computing will be showing off its new PunkThis Hybrid PC module at Computex in less than two weeks time and it really could change the way that we use our notebooks. If youve never heard of CUPP Computing, dont despair, as the company has as yet not launched a single product. However, CUPP Computing will be showing off its new PunkThis Hybrid PC module at Computex in less than two weeks time and it really could change the way that we use our notebooks. CUPP Computing has already shown off some early prototypes of its Hybrid PC solution and those prototypes were based on a TI OMAP 3430 ARM Cortex-A8 SoC clocked at a mere 720MHz, paired up with 512MB of RAM. The PunkThis 15
  16. 16. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zonemodule is based on a 1GHz TI OMAP DM3730 SoC, although Reports by multiple sources are suggesting that Apple isit still only has 512MB of RAM, but the big difference this time getting ready to refresh its MacBook Air lines of notebooksaround is that the ARM processor module is in a standard come June or July and as expected well be seeing some Sandy2.5-inch drive form factor and it even has a SATA port. The Bridge hardware inside the new models. The other big additionPunkThis board also has what should turn out to me an is said to be Thunderbolt support, something that could provemSATA port to which an SSD can be connected. to be useful on a system that is otherwise void if high-speed interfaces. Moving from Intels aging Core 2 Duo CPUs to Sandy Bridge should be a huge boost to the performance for the MacBook Airs, although the biggest question that so far remains unanswered is what Apple is going to do in the graphics department. Apple hasnt shipped a single product using Intel graphics since the good old GMA950 which was used in early models of the Apple TV and Apple in general seems to loathe Intel graphics. That said, were seeing switchable graphics on Apples MacBook Pro models, so theres already OS support for Intels HD 3000 series of graphics, which might just be goodBy now youre most likely wondering what the big deal is. enough for Apple.Well, the PunkThis board plugs into a standard notebook andthen allows the user to switch between the high-performance Apple is expected to use the new low Voltage and ultra-lownotebook hardware and the low-power ARM based hardware Voltage Sandy Bridge based mobile CPUs from Intel with aon the fly. What this means is that if you just need to do some TDP of 25W and 17W respectively. Clock speeds range fromsimple tasks, such as edit a document, access the web and so 1.4 to 1.6GHz for the ultra-low Voltage CPUs whereas the lowon, you can do this using the low-power ARM hardware on Voltage models are clocked at 2.1 to 2.3GHz. If Apple goesthe PunkThis board which would double, triple or maybe even down the same route as today, the 11.6-inch MacBook Airquadruple your battery life. should be fitted with the ultra-low Voltage CPUs while the 13.3-inch model would use the low Voltage CPUs.The PunkThis board will run Android, Ubuntu and severalother flavours of Linux. The cool thing is that CUPP Thunderbolt support could make for some interesting externalComputing has figured out a way to hook into the main device options for Apples ultra-thin notebooks that have sosystems of your notebook, so you still have access to the hard far suffered a fair bit in terms of high-speed peripheral ports.drive (or SSD as it may be), display, keyboard and touch pad, This way the MacBook Air family could also become muchUSB ports, display ports, audio jacks and speakers. By being more productive work tools, especially for those that need aable to switch instantly between the two platforms, youre not very portable notebook to travel with for example. The newgoing to have to sit around and wait for the main operating models are expected to enter production this month for ansystem to boot up if you need to access some more power announcement sometime in June or July.demanding applications. Were going to meet up with CUPPComputing at Computex and well bring you more details ofwhats to come then. The Daily VR-Zone News Summary - 18 May 2011MacBook Air refresh rumoured Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-daily-vr-zone-news-summary--18- may-2011/12266.htmlfor June or July May 19th, 2011Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/macbook-air-refresh-rumoured-for-june-or-july/12267.htmlMay 19th, 2011 In todays news roundup: Technical specifications of MSIs unreleased N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is expected to debut only at Computex later this month, has been published onto the Internet courtesy of an Italian website; Intels CEO has claimed that he sees noReports by multiple sources are suggesting that Apple is advantages in licensing ARMs processor architecture for usegetting ready to refresh its MacBook Air lines of notebooks in the embedded space, and that the money spent in having tocome June or July and as expected well be seeing some Sandy pay royalties to ARM could be better spent in researching forBridge hardware inside the new models. The other big addition ways to further optimize the x86 architecture for use in chipsis said to be Thunderbolt support, something that could prove which boast extremely low power consumption; 10 tablet PCto be useful on a system that is otherwise void if high-speed devices powered by INtel hardware will reporetedly be makinginterfaces. their debut in the upcoming Computex trade exhibition held at Taipei in June; Toshiba has confirmed that its latest four- inch LCD display which is capable of 367ppi will be making 16
  17. 17. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-Zoneits way to a smartphone sometime this year, and that it will ES.2 3TB SATA 3 hard disk drive by Seagate has simplynot be Apples upcoming iPhone that will get first dibs on the managed to pull ahead from the competition.new display; Microsoft is offering to replace affected Xbox 360 Corsair Obsidian 650D Review @ Vortezconsoles for free after a firmware update designed to enable Description: Having two full tower cases within the range hassupport for a new optical disc format has ended up casuing certainly satisfied the high-end market but what about mid-a small number of consoles to stop working completely, and range? Well today we will be looking at the new 650D. This isSonys woes with the PlayStation Network is set to continue a mid-tower case, offering all the features of the 800D but inafter it was discovered that hackers who have gained access a smaller shell. Not everyone favours a full tower case, manyto compromised personal information could use the acquired have been waiting for this 650D – the smaller brother to theinformation to change a legitimate subscribers password, thus 800D.potentially barring subscribers from accessing their onlineaccounts. NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX 560 GPU and Faster GeForce R275 DriversHardware news Description: NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce GTX 560Zalman CPPS11X Tower CPU Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews GPU, the latest addition to the companys Fermi architecture-Description: Zalman has for years had coolers that were a very based product family, which brings amazing performance andnice balance of unique style and performance. The CNPS11X enhanced features such as NVIDIA PhysX, 3D Vision, SLI andis no different; it has unique looks with solid performance, Surround technologies to this summers hottest PC games.and does it quietly. The overall looks of the CNPS11X are nice. Intel: There Are No Advantages in Going to ARM.The Black Pearl nickel plating and blue LED fan gives the Description: Intel Corps chief executive officer has ruled outcooler some flare while not being overbearing. The new V or any possibility of adopting the ARM architecture for its chipstriangle design is definitely different for a tower cooler, which aimed at ultra-mobile devices. The company believes thatsomething that sets it apart from the crowd. Like the old barrel instead of paying royalties to ARM, it may achieve betterstyle coolers this can be spotted from across the room and you financial results and performance by tuning-up its x86 micro-can know who made it... architecture for low power consumption.Exclusive: MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition specs Consumer Electronics:(Italian)Description: (Machine translation) Just this morning we Acer’s A500 Is a Hefty Honeycomb Tablet on a Budgetshowed you the first photo on the card MSI N580GTX Description: At $449, Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 is among theLightning Xtreme Edition . Now we have also the technical least expensive Honeycomb tablets available today. Acer wasspecifications of the card that the manufacturer will debut at able to keep costs down by limiting the internal flash memoryComputex in Taipei next expected later this month. storage and eliminating the mobile broadband radio: The A500 is available in a Wi-Fi only model. While that limitsOCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD Form Factor: Bigger isnt where you can use the tablet, it also skips the monthly dataAlways Better plan requirement that often comes with a 3G or 4G tablet. SoDescription: When Vertex 2 and Agility 2 hit the market how does the A500 compare to more expensive models withthings changed again; Vertex 2 shipped with a higher IOPS mobile broadband, such as the Motorola Xoom and T-Mobileprogramming and Agility 2 was shipped with the lower G-Slate? I spent the last two weeks with Acer’s newest Googleprogramming. For the most part this was an acceptable Android tablet to find out.situation, but the BOM was never nailed down for Vertex 2.Eventually OCZ started playing loose and fast with the second Ten New Intel-Based Tablets to Be Unveiled at Computexseries of these SSD products and somewhere along the line in Description: Intel plans to introduce more than 10 new tabletsDecember 2010 Vertex 2 drives started shipping with 25nm at the Computex trade show, which is held from May 31 toflash. June 4 in Taipei, the Wall Street Journal reports. Furthermore, Intel’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Navin Shenoy, saidIn Win BUC Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews we can expect to see more than 35 tablets based on Intel chipsDescription: Ever dream of a mid tower case that had four hot in 2011. The company doesn’t expect any impact from theswap internal SATA drive bays that you could access easily? Of earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, Shenoycourse the case would have to have plenty of fans for cooling, said.and a pass thru ventilation design for the PSU to reduceheating the internal components. And of course, you would MAINGEAR Launches the Most Powerful 3D enabled 17-inchwant your mechanical drives to be noise isolated. It might also notebook Overclocked up to 4.8GHzhelp if the case had a cool look with a back lit LED fan to kind Description: MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC builderof show it all off. Hey lets throw in water cooling holes just offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and mediain case, and what would be nice is if the price was affordable. centers, adds the most powerful 17-inch 3D notebook solutionPerhaps less than a hundred bucks? to their notebook offering. PC gamers will be able to harness desktop-like power wherever they go and enjoy 3D gamingSeagate Constellation ES.2 3TB SATA 3 HDD Review @ Real wherever they go.World LabsDescription: Thanks to its enterprise grade build quality, Toshiba declares victory in pixel density war: 367ppi comingblazing fast speeds and 3TB of space the latest Constellation to a phone this year 17
  18. 18. May 19th, 2011 Published by: VR-ZoneDescription: We got the lowdown on Toshibas latest four-inch function, using just two pieces of information – a PSN accountLCD a couple of days ago, and today at SID 2011 we got up email address and a date of birth.close and personal with the pixel-packed display. Its one thingto read about a 367ppi screen that shows native 720p video,and its quite another to experience it in person. We can report PSU Review - Club 3D CSP-that it is, in fact, as awesome as it sounds -- onscreen imageswere clear, crisp, and chromatically brilliant. Pixel density X1000CB 1000W Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/psu-review--club-3d-csp-enthusiasts will also be happy to hear that Toshiba confirmed x1000cb-1000w/12265.htmlthe display will make it to market this year. Of course, the rep May 19th, 2011wouldnt tell us which phone will take the iPhone 4s crown asthe ppi champ, though we imagine itll be something poweredby little green bots.The Samsung Cube Camera, Too Bizarre to ExistDescription: A recent interview with Samsungs cameradivision yielded some interesting bits about their lenses—butthe real star was this photo of lost prototypes. The model with Today we are going to review a new high performance productthe three vintage-y dials is gorgeous. But the cube? Uhh. Uhhh. from Club 3D, the renowned graphics card manufacturer;Official Pictures Samsung “Hawk” – Exhibit 4G however it is not a graphics card. The company recently made aDescription: T-Mobile, starting this June 8th, will start very surprising diversification move towards the PSU market,offering its new Gingerbread Android phone, Samsung Exhibit releasing six new power supplies.4G. This is going to be a mid range Android phone capable ofrunning under T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network, up to 21Mbps. The 6 new power supplies cover most user categories, with theThe Samsung Exhibit 4G will pack a 1Ghz processor, with a line-up ranging from a mainstream 400W up to a monstrous3MP camera (back) and a VGA front camera. So you can use 1200W. In this review we will examine the CSP-X1000CBvideo calls without any problems. Also will come with Android 1000W unit.2.3 OS, 3G, 4G capable. It will be pre-loaded with sames likeBejeweled 2, Scrabble and Doodle Jump. Retail price for US$325.00. With contract? no words yet.. Manufacturer features and specificationsAndroid vulnerability reflects need for more timely updatesDescription: Researchers say that 99.7 percent of Androidusers are at risk from a ClientLogin vulnerability that impacts ModelGoogles calendar and contact synchronization services. The Product Name: CSP-X1000CBbug has already been fixed in Android 2.3.4, but its not Product Series: High Quality Switching Power Supplyclear how long it will take for the fix to reach users. Itsa compelling demonstration of the need for faster Android Item Code: CSP-X1000CBupdates, a problem that Google is working to solve.Gaming news EAN Code: 87172494087272K Sports, Nexon Target Korea With Online Baseball Sim Technical InformationsDescription: 2K Sports announced an agreement with Nexon Type: ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI standard EPS 12VCorporation to develop and publish a new online baseball V2.92simulation for the South Korean market. The partnership PFC: Active PFC (0.99)builds upon 2K Sports’ strategy to leverage its provenintellectual property and expertise, by using Nexon’s deep Input Voltage: 100-240V (Auto Range)gaming roots in Korea to enhance its online game offerings forAsia. Input Frequency Range: 50 ~ 60HzMicrosoft replacing older 360s damaged by new firmwareupdate Fan: Ultra-silent 135mm temperature controlled fanDescription: It seems that the latest Xbox 360 firmware updateisnt compatible with all versions of the console, as a small Power Good Signal: 100 ~ 500msnumber users reportedly cannot play games on their systemsafter updating. To make up for this, Microsoft has confirmed Hold Up Time: > 17msthat it will be replacing consoles for those affected. Efficiency (Load): 85%PlayStation Network Password Reset Exploited, UserAccounts Not Safe Dimensions (W / D / H): Standard ATX 150 x 165 x 86 (mm)Description: Another day of gloom for PlayStation Network(PSN) users as reports are coming in that the password reset Operation Temperature: 0-40°C (nominal Input Voltage)feature of PSN has been compromised. The exploit allowshackers to change user passwords via the PSN password reset 18

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