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Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 is the first 7200 rpm 3TB 3.5-inch hard drive

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Today Hitachi announced its Dekstar 7K3000 hard drive – the world’s first to offer 3TB storage and 7200 RPM speed. The 3.5” drive also supports 6Gb/s SATA interface and packs a whopping 64MB cache.

These specs should give it an edge over the other available 3TB internal drive – the Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green, which only runs at 5400 RPM. Read more »

NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 580 with 1.5GB GDDR5 memory

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NVidia is launching its latest DirectX11 graphic monster – the GeForce GTX 580. It packs 512 CUDA cores, 1.5GB GDDR5 memory and is up to 35% better performer than its predecessor, the GTX 480.

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Western Digital launches 3TB Caviar Green internal SATA hard drive

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Western Digital already released 3TB external drives two weeks ago and now it’s time for the 3.5-inches internal units. The 3TB Caviar Green has four 750GB platters, 64MB buffer and uses 3Gb/s SATA interface. It can be yours for 239 US dollars.

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AMD drops the ATI brand, for now on all Radeon graphic cards shall bear the AMD logo

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AMD is dropping the ATI moniker from its graphic cards range. Its future products will go sell under the AMD logo, but the family names will stay the same – Radeon and FirePro.


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Apple’s fire-breathing Mac Pros now available for purchase, up to 12 cores inside

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Remember those Mac Pros that Apple announced a while back? Well, they’re up for order but they don’t come cheap. Not that anything packing two six-core Intel Xeons with a pile of SSD drives and a coupe powerful graphic cards can be in any way cheap. But if you can afford it, you could probably make your own Google with that much power…

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Apple updates iMac, Mac Pro and Cinema Display lineup, adds Magic Trackpad

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Surprise, surprise… Well, not really – as everyone knows when the Apple Store goes down it goes up again but with a shiny new product available. As rumored, the Apple desktop lineup just got updated, but Apple snick in a surprise – the Magic Trackpad. It’s basically the MacBook trackpad packaged to be used in desktop computers.

There are new iMacs, new Cinema Display and new Mac Pros… Read more »

The GPU king has arrived – meet ASUS ARES

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ASUS ARES is the new king of the GPUs. It’s an upgraded ATI Radeon HD5970 with 4GB GDDR5 video memory and overclocked core and memory speeds.


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Atom D525 and D425 available, Intel gets further into wireless with Wireless Displays

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Intel just announced the D525 and D425 Atom processors for nettops. Intel is primarily known for their processors but they do other stuff as well. In related news, Intel’s Wireless Display technology is now available on over 25 new systems. …

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Aluminum unibody Apple Mac mini unveiled, packs HDMI-port and sells for as low as 700 US dollars

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Today isn’t only the day when the iPhone 4 hits it off (sort of) but it’s also the birthday of the latest and greatest Apple Mac mini, which now comes in an aluminum unibody and packs an HDMI port and an SD card slot and is said to deliver up to twice the graphics performance. Oh, and it still is as sleek as it’s ever been. Prices start from 700 US dollars.

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Intel announces Oak Trail and dual-core Pine Trail Atoms, shows off a 14mm thin netbook

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The Intel Atom CPU is ubiquitous in the netbook world, but Intel is working on new designs that will improve on current netbooks and move into tablet and handheld territory. There’s that and a new upcoming architecture called Sandy Bridge, which would become the new high-end CPU from Intel…

There are two new Atom architectures that Intel is working at. The first one is dual-core Pine Trail processors (current Pine Trail Atoms are single core), which will deliver more than just improved performance (could it be the N500?). Read more »

Intel throws unlocked Core i5-655K and Core i7-875K CPUs at overclockers around the globe

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Today Intel announced the dual-core i5-655K and quad-core i7-875K processors with unlocked core multipliers and made overclockers around the world tremble with excitement. Unlike most of their “unlocked” predecessors those will not be top of the line exclusive models that cost an arm and a leg.

The 3.2 GHz Core i5-655K will support Turbo boost up to 3.46 GHz and will cost 216 US dollars, while the 2.93 GHz Core i7-875K will go as high as 3.60 GHz in Turbo mode and will set you back 342 US dollars. Read more »

Seagate confirms 3TB hard disk drive will be available before the end of the year

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There have been rumors about Seagate releasing a 3TB drive this year but it just got officially confirmed. Barbara Craig, senior product manager at the company has gone on record saying that “we are announcing a 3TB drive later this year”.

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Black|OPS Assassin gaming desktop computers ready to rock your world at 4.4 GHz

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You know deep down inside that the 3.33 GHz of computing power brought by the six cores of the Intel i7 980X Extreme edition CPU just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s why you need Digital Storm’s latest gaming desktop computers that feature vertically cooled chassis design with three massive 180mm fans and industry leading Sub-Zero cooling system that permits overclocks of 4.4GHz or more.

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AMD announce 5 new dual-core, triple-core and quad-core CPUs

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AMD have just announced the latest additions to their lineup of Athlon II CPUs. The five new members start from the budget-minded 3.2GHz dual-core Athlon II X2 260, which should retail for 76 US dollars, and climb up to to the 3GHz quad-core Athlon II X4 640 (MSRP 122 US dollars).

All the new processors are compatible with the AM3 and AM2+ sockets. While I doubt that the Athlon II X4 640 will be able to match the performance of even the cheapest Intel i5 quad-core processor, it’s going to retail for almost half of its price, making it an excellent choice for multi-taskers on a tight budget.

I’m eagerly waiting for those benchmarks to come out and show what those new chips are capable of.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU hits the shelves in all its six-core might

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The high-end CPU market has been considered an Intel-exclusive territory as of late, but AMD are still not given up on it. The six-core AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU has hit the shelves exactly on schedule and is set to give the core 2010 processors a run for their money.

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