Tech News June 2010

Computex 2010 – Gigabyte Press Conference
Bjorn 3d :: Friday, June 11, 2010
On June 2nd, at Computex 2010, Gigabyte has invited us to have a good talk with Tony Liao, the Vice President of Sales Marketing in North America, Henry Kao, the Senior Vice President of Motherboard Business Unit, and Jackson Hsu, the Product Manager, Motherboard Business Unit. The conference was located in the world’s second tallest building, in Taipei 101 on the 36th floor

Computex 2010 Show Girls 
techPowerUp :: Friday, June 11, 2010
Computex is one of the best tradeshows in the year. Not only because it has all the latest and greatest tech products, but also because of the pretty show girls. We brought you almost 100 pics of what you missed at this year’s Computex.

Discussion – Featuring Damon Muzny and Simon Soloktko of AMD
Hi Tech Legion :: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
“HTL and Computer Ed have invited Damon Muzny and Simon Solokto from AMD to participate in this discussion. Both Damon and Simon will be offering suggestions,opinions and may even answer some questions. The focus of this discussion is not about which brand of processor, video card, etc is best but what type of system build may be the most beneficial based on the opinions. We will also be discussing the definitions of Computer Users. Come Join us Damon and Simon will be available from Monday June 7 to Friday June 11, 2010.”

What is Advanced Format: 4K Sector Drives
Computing On Demand :: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I have a lot of friends that are becoming more and more aware of what is going on in the computing world. As this development matures, I am confronted with more and more questions about the state of technology. Sometimes, I can very easily explain the idea behind things, but the actual workings of it are somewhat foreign. Recently, a friend of mine started building his own home server (WHS) and purchased a bunch of hard drives. This normally wouldn’t be cause for concern, but the website he was purchasing from delineated these drives as 4K Sector drives. So… what does that mean?

BIOS Option Of The Week – AGP Driving Control
Tech ARP :: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 – a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2010 Benelux Final
Madshrimps :: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Date: 28th May 2010, Timezone, well, euh.. Dutch time zone? 3 Belgian overclockers start to drive at 6 o’clock in the morning towards the city of Eindhoven. Target was the MSI building. Mission : could we get one of the two Belgian teams through the MSI MOA Benelux finals. First prize a ticket for two to Paris, the city of… overclockers. How did the little Shrimps do? Read on to find out!

Gigabyte Technology Motherboard Marketing & Staff Interview 
Legit Reviews :: Sunday, June 06, 2010
“It’s now Wednesday evening in Taipei and Day 2 of Computex 2010 is a wrap. Today we were invited by Gigabyte to visit Taipei 101 for a special press briefing with some great members of Gigabyte’s marketing and motherboard staff. A select few members of the press were given exclusive access to speak with Henry Kao, the Senior VP of Motherboard Business Unit, Jackson Hsu, the Product Manager, Motherboard Business Unit, and Tony Liao , the VP of Sales Marketing, North America…”

Computex 2010 Booth Babes Gallery 
Techware Labs :: Saturday, June 05, 2010
Each year we take thousands of pictures and at the end of a long conference we take the time to pick through these images and bring you the hottest, sexiest, booth babes of the show. Here for this year’s Computex we have assembled this collection of the hottest Asian women on the show floor.

MaxForce P55 Javelin 
Lan OC :: Saturday, June 05, 2010
Based out of Michigan, MaxForce PC has been creating custom rigs tailored suited to customer requests since 2007. To further suit customer needs, they will even track down a part not listed on their site to install in your system. Max contacted us a while back to see if we were interested in reviewing one of his enthusiast gaming build’s, the Javelin P55. Since it was right down our alley and had a perfect LAN situation to test it out in, we took the oppourtunity.
Legit Reviews :: Friday, June 04, 2010
“Day 3 at Computex 2010 here in Taiwan and Legit Reviews was given a chance to visit the Kingston manufacturing facility in Hsin-Chu. Here is a just a bit of what we saw! The Kingston Taiwan manufacturing plant is about 80 kilometers southwest of Taipei, in an industrial technology park in Hsin-Chu, a city of about 350,000 people that is near Taiwan’s west coast. The subtropical weather was in full effect for our visit so there was a steady rain that made it difficult for taking pictures outside. …”

AC-DC Voltage; What’s the difference ? 
Kit Guru :: Friday, June 04, 2010
In our daily life we all keep hearing terms like “230V AC power plug”, “AC to DC power supply” and “1.5V DC battery”; however only very few people know and even actually understand the difference between AC and DC current. Through a search engine it is very easy to find that AC stands for “Alternating Current” and DC stands for “Direct Current”, yet understanding their actual differences can prove to be quite the task.

Computex 2010 Spotlight Shuttle 
Techware Labs :: Friday, June 04, 2010
Six months ago we brought you a first look at the new Shuttle Notebook Ecosystem, now flash forward to today and we will show you how this movement is set to shake up the portable computing market. We take a look at the Shuttle booth at Computex 2010 and show you what’s new, whats been improved, and what you can look forward to that will shock you.

Computex 2010 OCZ Technology Suite
Techware Labs :: Friday, June 04, 2010
OCZ invited us up to their private suite at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei during Computex 2010 to show off their 2010 product line and new developments. The products included the line of very popular SSD drives and a few new items like a portable USB 3.0 drive and a PCI-e card with flash memory onboard which provides users with I/O speeds unmatched by standard SATA II, or SCSI.

Computex 2010 Show Floor Coverage – Day 0 
Legit Reviews :: Thursday, June 03, 2010
“The Antec Lanboy Air PC Case looks small compared to the Thermaltake Level 10, but it’s appearance is just as flashy. The Antec Lanboy Air certainly catches your eye as you walk by and it should as every side panel, drive bay part and mount – including the motherboard and PSU mounts – is removable and customizable. Taking a look at the back side you can start to see how many parts are removable on the Lanboy Air enclosures. Even the ‘door’ on this model has removable parts! With up to 15 fans the fan layout in the LanBoy Air can be customized in up to 34,800 combinations – enough to provide perfect cooling for every possible user profile…”

Computex 2010: ASUS R.O.G. CG8490, Eee Pad’s, ARES, A10 & More
Legit Reviews :: Thursday, June 03, 2010
“ASUS had a Computex kickoff event to showcase the new products they’ve developed for this year’s show. Jonney Shih, the Chairman of ASUSTek Computer Inc. was on hand to give us a presentation of their new products. One such product is from the Republic of Gamers line, the CG8490 Desktop. This complete gaming system comes packing some serious hardware in that giant case! The heart of the beast is the Intel Core i7 980X six core CPU. And since 3.33GHz is just not enough, ASUS will be pushing it up to a minimum of 4GHz but is hoping that the final spec is closer to 4.3GHz…”

eVGA mainboard team defects to Sapphire? Inside Scoop
Kit Guru :: Thursday, June 03, 2010
First, it needs to be said, that all of this is 3rd-party rumour that’s being milled around the halls of Nangang and WTC in Taipei. Second, no one has made any comments, official or otherwise. So let’s say that this story is PURE speculation.

Sapphire has Intel history. Roll the clock back to CeBIT, more than 5 years ago, and Rick Bergman(then top man for ATI) stood on stage an announced that the world’s most advanced fusion of CPU chipset and integrated graphics was upon us – with the RS400 series.

It was so good that when Intel had production issues later that year (could not make enough of the things), the blue team ordered TONS of ATI chipsets for its entry level boards. You can still see ATI announcements for Intel chipsets on AMD’s web site.

OCZ Computex 2010 – RevoDrive, HSDL Interface and Vertex 2
Legit Reviews :: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
“OCZ is showing off their HSDL (High Speed Data Link) interface, which was developed to raise the bar in data throughput and management to solid state storage drives this week here at Computex 2010. This is a custom proprietary connection that OCZ has developed to raise the bar when it comes to data transfers on Solid-State Drives (SSDs). They had a couple cards on display that featured different numbers of HSDL connections on them. The prototype card shown above has four connections, while the card below has just a single connection…”

Computex 2010 Coverage 
Overclockers Club :: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
“What better way to start off Computex than by visiting one of Taiwan’s own, TITAN Technology, better known as TITAN Cooler. The main product TITAN is showing off at the show is an update to its critically-acclaimed Fenrir heat pipe CPU coolers, the Fenrir EVO. The Fenrir EVO, or TTC-NK85TZ/CS2(RB), is similar to earlier versions, featuring four 8mm direct-contact heat pipes, but contains a new 12cm fan that sports nine kukri-shaped blades, operating at a mere 15dBA at 800RPM.”

Computex 2010 Day 1: Gigabyte shows off X58A-UD9, Notebooks, Tablets
Legit Reviews :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
“The thing that caught our eye first was the awe inspiring GA-X58A-UD9. Known affectionately as the UD9, this monster has 7 PCIe x16 lane slots available for as many video cards as you care to throw at it. As it’s based off of the original X58 chipset, Gigabyte has updated it with a USB 3.0 controller and SATA 6G. 8 SATA ports are available. In the photo above you can see it in a 4-way CrossFireX configuration…”

Unreleased Intel 6-Series Chipsets on Display at Computex 2010
PC Stats :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
“Intel showcased about a half dozen upcoming H67 and P67 motherboards from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Foxconn and several other mainboard manufacturers. PCSTATS has the first shots of the upcoming 6-series motherboards for you! Unfortunately there’s not a whole lot we can tell you about the Intel H67 and P67 chipsets except this…”

Unreleased Intel 6-Series Chipsets on Display at Computex 2010
PC Stats :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
“Intel showcased about a half dozen upcoming H67 and P67 motherboards from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Foxconn and several other mainboard manufacturers. PCSTATS has the first shots of the upcoming 6-series motherboards for you! Unfortunately there’s not a whole lot we can tell you about the Intel H67 and P67 chipsets except this…”

Computex 2010: ASUS CE Products: Smartphones, Apps, iPad Killers & More
Hardware Canucks :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
It really seems like ASUS is a company that is able to attack any area of the market these days and their announcements from Computex go a long way to proving this. We’ve go info about everything from smartphones and tablets to speakers and a new version of the O!Play

Computex 2010 – First Day Sightseeing
Ninjalane :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The first day of any trade show is by far the most exciting, the day is usually filled with product launch announcements, and general chaos as vendors struggle to get things just right. My official meetings didn’t start until right after lunch so I decided to check out some of the booths and generally see where everyone is.

My first stop was over at the GSkill booth where Shamino and K|ngp|n were hosting an overclocking demonstration. The show consisted of some 6Ghz gaming and stability testing and some giveaways to the people passing by. The first item they gave away was an EVGA P55 Classified to a person in the crowd that could answer some basic questions about the computer system.

Computex 2010 Spotlight Thermaltake 
Techware Labs :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
This year Thermaltake has their entire array of products laid out at their booth at the Nangang conference hall. Front and center is a custom painted LvL 10 case that is slick enough to make almost anyone envious. Behind it was sitting Thermaltake’s new Armor A30 LAN gaming case. Check out our video from their booth of their new products.

Computex 2010: Enermax’s New PSUs & Cases
Hardware Canucks :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
While we may not be physically able to bring you the latest and greatest from the Computex show floor, Hardware Canucks will be bringing you a series of quick articles which will highlight some upcoming products from various manufacturers. In this article we take a look at what Enermax has planned for the coming months. Particularly interesting is their PSU roadmap that shows a PSU series that will feature substantially higher than 87% efficiency. While Enermax doesn’t have any new PSUs in the high-end category, their mid and lower end units get a makeover.

Computex 2010 Opening Ceremony 
Techware Labs :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The opening ceremony for Computex 2010 was very exciting with the lineup of the who’s who of the Computex VIPs and one very special guess, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Dr. Ying-Jeuou Ma. Several of the speeches included the success of Computex Taipei very successful history which has reached its now 30th anniversary.

Interview with ADATA MD JJ Jan 
Kit Guru :: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
ADATA are a growing company, well known amongst enthusiast circles for producing a wide range of memory products. We recently had some time to sit down and have a chat with JJ Jan, ADATA’s Managing Director in The Netherlands.