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Maingear crams triple slot Radeon HD 7990 inside gaming PCs

Maingear crams triple slot Radeon HD 7990 inside gaming PCs

Maingear has announced that it is now offering the world's fastest video card inside select M a aingear gaming computers. The video card in question is the new AMD Radeon HD 7990 unveiled earlier this week. This is a seriously impressive, and very large video card requiring three slots inside your computer.

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Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada has unveiled a new and very small fully featured mini-ITX mainboard called the N70E-DR. The little mainboard is aimed specifically at users looking to build network attached storage. The manufacturer of the motherboard says that the board will allow users to build low-cost implementations of NAS servers for file sharing, data backup, and media server functionality.

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Fusion-io ioFX workstation acceleration platform announced with 1.6 TB of storage

Fusion-io ioFX workstation acceleration platform announced with 1.6 TB of storage

Fusion-io makes some of the most unique and interesting storage devices on the market today. The company makes storage devices that use solid-state storage rather than spinning magnetic platters. However, the storage devices offered by the manufacturer plug into PCI Express slots rather than traditional SATA ports.

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Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Business to shutdown within three years

Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Business to shutdown within three years

Intel has announced that it will be shutting down its Desktop Motherboard group in the next few years, with the Haswell motherboards being the last of its offerings. The company will still supply chipsets to third parties, but will cease developing its own desktop motherboards once the Haswell launch is over.

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Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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Intel announces the world’s first 6-watt server-class processor

Intel announces the world’s first 6-watt server-class processor

Intel has introduced a new server-class processor today called the Atom processor S1200 product family. This is a new system on-chip family promising lower power levels and key features needed for server class processor such as error code correction. The processor supports 64-bit software and operating systems and virtualization technologies.

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GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

Anyone who's ever looked inside a computer or laptop at the hardware knows that there are a lot of components inside the chassis of computing systems that take up a lot of space. Typically, one of the thickest parts of many computer systems is the heatsink that keeps the processor cool. Many of those heatsinks require big blocks of copper or aluminum and cooling fans.

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Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

There are a few different types of SSDs on the market today for storing data in computer systems. Typically, when we think SSD what comes to mind are the 2.5-inch form factor drives that are used in larger notebooks and desktop computers. However, when it comes to putting SSDs and some of the incredibly thin ultrabooks and other small notebooks on the market those 2.5-inch form factor SSDs are simply too big.

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Crysis 3 PC requirements land, get ready to upgrade

Crysis 3 PC requirements land, get ready to upgrade

For years now, we've used the Crysis series to determine how good a PC is at a glance, with enthusiasts today still asking "But can it run Crysis?" when you bring up your PC's technical specifications. It looks like Crysis 3 will continue the series' trend of demanding a lot of power, as Electronic Arts has released the PC requirements for the incoming game. Luckily, EA has share the requirements two months before Crysis 3 launches, which is good since it sounds like some of us will have to spend some time upgrading.

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Intel unveils new SSD 335 Series solid-state storage devices

Intel unveils new SSD 335 Series solid-state storage devices

Intel has announced the launch of a new series of SSDs called the 335 Series. Intel says that the new 335 Series SSDs use industry-leading 20 nm NAND flash memory process. The 335 Series are the first Intel SSDs to ship using that particular flash memory process.

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AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

The practice of bundling video games with video cards has been around for a long time. Often PC gamers looking for a new video card to increase the performance of their gaming machine choose between very similar cards from different card brands depending on the video game bundled with the hardware. AMD is going to be offering one of the best video game bundles ever with its new Radeon 7900 graphics card.

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Smartphones and tablets overtake PCs as major consumer of DRAM chips

Smartphones and tablets overtake PCs as major consumer of DRAM chips

The typical consumer may not realize all the individual components that are inside computer or a smartphone. There's a myriad of little chips inside devices sourced from all around the world for things such as memory and storage. DRAM chips are the key components inside computing devices and smartphones that allow them to operate more quickly.

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