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Kingston has released its SSDNow V200 Series SSDs, which offers twice the performance as the V100 series and up to 20 percent less in cost.
Swiftech has released two liquid cooling kits, the H20-220 Edge HD and H20-320 Edge HD, which utilize the new Apogee HD CPU waterblock.
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It's the industry's first Pico-ITX board with dual core processing, claims VIA.
In 2012, AMD will introduce its AMD 1090FX and 1070 Chipsets, as replacements to its current 990X and 970. The most interesting part is the new chipsets still will not support PCI-Express 3.0.
Rosewill has released its Blackhawk-Ultra "super tower", with spacing for HPTX motherboards (13.6" x 15"), second power supply or even a kitchen sink if needed.
Gigabyte demonstrates extensive power control software with 3-Way PWM
With the pending release of Batman: Arkham City Graphics Card scheduled for 11/18/2011, EVGA has released the themed GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Superclocked Batman: Arkham City Edition Graphics Card
Intel has published details about its DX79SI Extreme Series Sandy Bridge-E motherboard on its website a bit earlier than anyone expected.
With the pending release of the Intel X79 Sandy Bridge-E platform slated for November, manufacturers have begun readying their motherboards and here is a sneak peak of a few.
Another handful of megahertz, another record.
Finally put all those spare monitors to good use... sideways.
Nvidia is apparently planning to release an updated and upgraded version of its GTX 560 Ti graphics card reference model.
Asus’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) is set to release Rampage IV Extreme, its flagship motherboard for the upcoming release of Intel's LGA2011 (Sandy Bridge E) processors.
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Bethesda has released the recommended and minimum system requirements for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Does your system have the latest drivers for Battlefield 3 yet?
Two major CPU cooler manufacturers, Noctua and Thermaltake, are offering their users a free upgrade mounting kit for the LGA-2011 socket.
Razer's got a new cloud-based peripheral settings storage app.
Raidmax will be releasing the new Seiran series mid-tower case in mid-November.
New Radeon HD drivers for your weekend gaming sessions.
Intel has updated its processor price list once again, this time to add the already leaked Core i7-2700K and to reflect the lowered price tag of the Core i3-2120 and of the Pentium G850 and G630.
That's a long time to develop a repetitive stress injury in your click-finger.
Intel traditionally spices up its otherwise dry margin and inventory questions-filled earnings conference call with subtle product news. This was the case with the Q3 call as well.
This $20 mouse is twice the size of your standard USB mouse... and with lights!
Based on information leaked from Chiphell, the new Ivy Bridge processors will have a maximum of 77 watts TDP (thermal design power), which is down from 95 watts for the current Sandy Bridge.