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 Post subject: News for 2011-01-25
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:40 am 
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News for 2011-01-25

* Kingston Seeking Stake in SATA Specialist JMicron (expect more JMicron based SSDs from Kingston)
* Super Flower Intros First-to-Market 80 Plus Platinum Modular PSU
* Nvidia releases eForce GTX 560 Ti and AMD responds by dropping prices of Radeon HD 6800 and Radeon HD 6900 series products
* AMD will also release a new driver that will bring about considerable performance improvements to all Radeon 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 says expect motherboard prices to rise 15%, may affect video card prices as well.
* LCD monitor that draws only 5W and has no separate power cord. Data and power are supplied over USB.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/news-2011-01-25.htm

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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-01-25
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 am 
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Well, Kingston products are about to get one step worse, if such a thing is possible..


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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-01-25
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:12 pm 
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If Superflowers claims hold up, would SPCR recommend it?

You really think a no-name Chinese company can make PSU apparently more efficient than Seasonic? 92%? That's far superior to others PSU

If it does, would SPCR ever review this?

http://www.techpowerup.com/139065/Super ... r-PSU.html
Super Flower Intros First-to-Market 80 Plus Platinum Modular PSU
PSU OEM Super Flower became the first to market an 80 Plus Platinum certified modular power supply unit (PSU), the SF-550P14PE. An 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU delivers power with 92% of typical efficiency. Further, its fan controller is programmed to run the fan only if the internal temperatures cross 65~70°C. If temperatures are below that, the fan stays off. The company displayed a 550W model, a 650W model (SF-650P14PE) is also in the works.

The PSU makes use of a single 12V rail design, with a single 45.5A rail. The PSU is ATX v2.3 & EPS12V v2.92 compliant, and features modular cabling. The 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, and two PCI-E (6 pin and 8 pin) are fixed, two additional PCI-E power connectors (6 pin and 8 pin) can be connected, apart from a number of SATA, Molex, and Floppy connectors. Key connectors such as PCI-E have REMI-cores to reduce EMI. The company has just started marketing these in Eastern markets, it remains to be seen when and if these will make it to Europe and US.


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