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Asus rolls out new P9X79-E WS mainboard with support for four-way graphics

Asus rolls out new P9X79-E WS mainboard with support for four-way graphics

Asus has announced a new motherboard that gamers and computer enthusiast's building up a high-end PC will certainly lust over. The new motherboard is called the Asus P9X79-E WS and has support for up to four-way Nvidia GeForce SLI or AMD CrossFireX using x16 links. The board also supports Asus Dr. Power to help prevent sudden shutdowns using power supply health monitoring and event notifications.

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NVIDIA unleashes GeForce 313.95 driver in time for Crysis 3 beta

NVIDIA unleashes GeForce 313.95 driver in time for Crysis 3 beta

In case you hadn't heard the news, the open Crysis 3 multiplayer beta kicked off today. Those playing on PC will be pleased to know that NVIDIA is just as excited as you are, releasing its new GeForce 313.95 beta driver that's said to increase multi-GPU performance by as much as 35% in Crysis 3. Naturally, the boost you get from this beta driver will vary depending on your setup, but those with a serious gaming rig should expect at least some improvement when trying to run the Crysis 3 beta.

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Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

2012 was a difficult year for hard drive makers after flooding in Thailand seriously impacted hard drive availability. With hard drives in short supply, prices went up which meant hard drives and SSDs were closer together in price giving a boost to SSD sales. It took several months for hard drive supplies return to pre-flooding levels, but the damage had been done to many in the hard drive industry.

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Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

If you're a computer user that builds your own machines somewhere around your house, you have old hard drives that you didn't want to throw away, but you don't use. I think I have four or five around my house sitting there collecting dust. They are still full of data and on occasion, I get curious about what's on the drive and go through the hassle of plugging them into my computer to see.

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Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

If you have a compact notebook or ultrabook, there's a good chance the device uses a very compact mSATA SSD. There is also good chance that you have used all the storage space available on the small SSD that many of these machines come with. Mushkin has announced the US availability of a new upgrade drive for any device using a mSATA SSD with lots of storage later this month.

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Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

One of the biggest drawbacks to using a SSD has always been the fact that they tend to be available in smaller storage capacities compared to traditional hard drives. While you can find drives with multiple terabytes of storage if you go with a traditional hard drive, most SSDs top out at around 500 GB. SSD manufacturer Foremay has change that with the announcement of a new SSD in its SC199 family.

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Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin is a company that has been offering computer hardware, specifically memory, for quite a while. The company is on hand at CES 2013 and has announced the launch of a new line of enterprise class SSD storage devices. The new line of solid-state drives is called the ProSpec series.

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iKey unveils ultra-compact SWB-86-TP keyboard

iKey unveils ultra-compact SWB-86-TP keyboard

iKey has announced the latest model in its line of ultra-compact keyboards: the SWB-86-TP. This rugged unit is part of the company's WaterBoard line of keyboards, and is aimed at the public safety market, particularly for in-vehicle use. The SWB-86-TP is completely plug-and-play, meaning you can just grab it and go, no drivers required.

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