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News for 2011-03-14

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* AMD to refresh E-Series APUs lineup in Q3, adding Turbo Core technology.
* AMD FX ''Zambezi'' Processor Box-Art Revealed
* AMD Bulldozer chips in June, Llano (Fusion) in July. (Llano is the desktop/mid range option)
* Pricing for systems with Bulldozer and A Series Fusion chips leaked.
* TechPowerUp Radeon Bios Editor v1.28 released
* Scythe Announces New Card Reader Kama Reader Jr
* Antec Sonata IV case review

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News for 2011-03-07

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* Anandtech reviews HuntKey Jumper/R90 300W 80Plus Gold PSU
* MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte to raise motherboard prices shortly
* WD to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (one less HDD manufacturer in the world)

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News for 2011-03-04

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* Superflower Golden King 550W (80 Plus Platinum) reviewed at JonnyGURU
* Corsair announces USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit for Obsidian Series Cases
* Musing on the state of motherboards at The Tech Report
* Thortech shows off 80 Plus Platinum power supply at CeBIT 2011
* MSI to launch AM3+ motherboards for Bulldozer in April, will have to use AM3 CPUs until June?
* Mazda Recalls 65,000 Cars... over Spider Webs

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News for 2011-03-01

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* MSI Afterburner v2.1.0 (2011-02-15) released
* Intel 510 SSDs released March 1st 2011 (Marvell controller like C300/C400)
* Intel 320 SSDs coming in mid-April 2011 (Intel G3 controller?)
* WSGF updates 3x1 and 5x1 Eyefinity Benchmarks. Tests AMD HD 6800/6900 cards.
* 2010 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice
* AMD to Showcase Bulldozer Microprocessors at CeBIT Show this week.
* Hardware-Infos: AMD Bulldozer CPUs compatible with AM3 (in German)
* Intel rumored to add cache logic to future chipsets to allow a SSD to work in hybrid mode with a traditional hard drive.

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News for 2011-02-23

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* AMD "Ready. Willing. And Stable." (SB alternatives suggested)
* Intel 510-series SSDs due to arrive on March 1
* CEA Study finds dramatic increase in TV energy efficiency
* SSD manufacturers will label 25nm SSDs differently

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News for 2011-02-17

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* AMD Releases Catalyst 11.2 WHQL Drivers

* OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review (OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G)

* OCZ Vertex 3 Pro Preview: The First SF-2500 SSD at Anandtech
# Anand discusses 25nm flash wear out.
# Vertex 3 Pro sample has 32nm flash, Vertex 3 retail will have 25nm flash.
# Kingston V+100 test results pulled from Anandtech's most recent charts. Drive to be retested next week.
# Sandforce 1200 TRIM limitations explored

* PhotoFast Announces GMonster3-XV2 Series SATA SSD (Marvell controller)

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News for 2011-02-15

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* Anandtech.com Budget System Builder’s Guide February 2011
* TechPowerUp reviews the MSI Radeon HD 6870 HAWK 1 GB
* StorageReview documents drop in performance with OCZ 60GB 25nm vs 34nm SSDs
* Wall street thinks it's April 1st (AMD Rumor)

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News for 2011-02-10

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* Flashplayer 10.2 supports ATI/AMD Video card acceleration (including AMD’s low-power C-Series and E-Series processors)
* 25nm flash reduces usable capacity of Sandforce drives by forcing increase in flash for RAISE functionality.
* 25nm flash version of OCZ Vertex 2 has slower write speeds and is not labeled any differently than 34nm version
* Dustin at Anandtech.com covers the Puget Systems Serenity SPCR Edition

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News for 2011-02-08

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* SilverStone Strider Gold ST75F-G 750W
* MSI unleashes R6870 HAWK (Performance & Silent Mode in dual BIOS)
* AMD Outs Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570, HD 6450 for OEMs only
* Gigabyte free tool to check 6-Series SATA issue on any brand motherboard
* Updated Noctua NH-C14 (support bar with rubberized tips)

News for 2011-02-03

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* AMD updates Phenom II prices
* Do large downloads need a Not Safe for Canada tag/badge?
* Intel SSD firmware updates for G2 (34nm) drives
* OCZ Technology introduces ZX Series 80 Plus Gold modular PSUs
f* StarTech launches first SATA HDD docks to support sour drives simultaneously

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News for 2011-02-01

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* Sharky Extreme Biweekly Memory Prices
* Noctua NH-C14 review at X-bit labs
* Intel expects $1 Billion hit from chipset flaw
* Anand gets details on Intel Chipset flaw

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Intel 6-series Chip (SB) Flaw

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It's annoying news for Sandy Bridge sellers, buyers... and Intel. Intel announced today that a major flaw was found in "the 6 Series chip, code-named Cougar Point, and implemented a silicon fix. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives. The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel's latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue." Click on Read More for more.

News for 2011-01-27

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* Intel 510 SSDs in Feb 2011
* AMD Catalyst 11.1 WHQL and 11.1a Hotfix - Latest video drivers w/ major improvements
* Scythe announces Universal Retention Kit 3
* LibreOffice 3.3 Final (2011-01-25) (fork/replacement for OpenOffice)
* Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HD problems pile up

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News for 2011-01-25

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* Kingston seeking stake in SATA specialist JMicron (expect more JMicron based SSDs from Kingston)
* Super Flower first-to-market 80 Plus Platinum modular PSU
* Nvidia releases eForce GTX 560 Ti; AMD responds by dropping prices of Radeon HD 6800/6900 products
* AMD to release new driver for performance improvements to all HD 6000 series GPUs
* Scythe announces Setsugen 2 VGA Cooler
* NZXT Sentry LXE fan controller review. 5 fans with separate RPM control on a touchscreen, 5 thermal sensors, alarms.
* Asus expects motherboard prices to rise 15%, may affect video card prices as well.
* LCD monitor that draws only 5W has no separate power cord: Data and power supplied over USB.

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News for 2011-01-21

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* TechPowerUp reviews MSI HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition (with dual mode BIOS performance/quiet)
* Western Digital Hybrid Hard Drive in the Works?
* The Quest Of Finding Linux Compatible Hardware - Phoronix.com gives an introduction to OpenBenchmarking.org
* NEC makes a mirror that checks for fever with an IR sensor

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