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Articles tagged with: motherboard

AMD’s A8 Processor Pushed To 4.9GHz

AMD’s A8 Llano APU (accelerated processing unit) has just been taken to new heights in the overclocking world. A Japanese team of computer enthusiasts tried their hand at overclocking with an AMD A8-3850 processor (defaults at 2.9GHz), a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard, and a cooler that runs on liquid nitrogen.

Of course, hardly any enthusiasts use liquid nitrogen to cool their computer hardware, and we definitely don’t think your processor will last very long running at 5GHz, but it’s always cool to be able to say that you did it.

IBM Announces Phase Change Memory- 100x More Efficient

IBM announced today a special breakthrough in computer memory tech that may lead to solid state drives being able to store as much as NAND flash technology but work at a speed of 100x faster than current clock speeds, and have a much longer lifespan.

The technology is based on phase-change memory chips that store two bits of data per cell, forgoing corruption problems (a previous setback in PCM technology).

Xbox360 Gets A New Processor

The Xbox360 250GB slim models are getting a new processor to keep up with the current demanding games. Microsoft stated that the new chips will reduce heat output and manufacturing costs, as well as improve gameplay.

The new chip won’t be anything fancy, just an upgrade to the current System-on-Chip processor that combines the GPU, CPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single chip. The company claims that they have taken five years to perfect the chip, and it will subsequently cut down on the size of the motherboard, power supply, as well as offering better heat management.

Gigabyte’s New Motherboard Features 240GB Integrated SSD

Just a week ago, we blogged about the Gigabyte motherboard with the integrated 20GB SSD. Glenn Barber spoke about how he thought it was cool to have 20GB of space on the motherboard so that users could easily reformat without re-installing the operating system each time.

I have to admit that even I thought that was a cool new feature at the time, until the Computex 2011 show when I heard that Gigabyte will also be releasing motherboards with 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB of *integrated on-board SSD, providing a max read/write of 140MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.

Micron’s RealSSD P320h- Fastest In The Industry

Micron has recently introduced the world’s fastest enterprise solid state drive, the RealSSD P320h. The drive uses a single PCI Express slot and comes in 350GB and 700GB capacities. The new drives use 34nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, offering up to 3GB/s of sustained data throughput, which is more than double that of its nearest competitor.

Storage drives are typically measured in terms of input/output operations per second, or termed, IOPS. Micron rates its P320h line at up to 750,000 IOPS for its read speed and up to 341,000 IOPS for its write speed. Micron claims that its IOPs speed is equivalent to what an Exchange server would need to support over 1.5 million Outlook users.

Gigabyte’s New Motherboard W/ Integrated 20GB SSD

Gigabyte has just unleashed a new motherboard that has an integrated 20GB solid-state drive on the board. The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD is a motherboard that is based on Intel’s Z68 Express chipset and comes bundled with Intel’s 20GB Solid State Drive 311 series. The purpose of the integrated 20GB SSD is not meant as a replacement drive but rather a supplement to existing drives.

What’s so great about having a built-in SSD is that users will be able to directly install their operating system of choice onto the motherboard itself and keep all files and data on their secondary drive.

HP Unleashes Shiny New Pavilion Notebooks

Hewlett-Packard quietly unleashed its new lineup up shiny Pavilion notebooks. The new notebooks feature Intel’s latest and greatest, Sandy Bridge processors. The new laptop is called the Pavilion G6S and features a vibrant but classy color and contains a 15.6″ (1366 by 768 resolution) and gives consumers a choice between the Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors.

Bring The Beach To Your Computer

Ever wanted to take the beauty of a seashell’s design and implement it into a computer case? Well, regardless of your answer, Lian Li has come up with a solution to that problem. To some this design will be cool and artistic, others too feminine, and perhaps some may think the design is lame. Regardless of your stance, you have to admit that Lian Li creatively thought this one out.

The Cowry measures to be approximately 19.7″ high, 8.6″ wide, and 16.1″ long, with enough room to fit a large 10 or 11-inch graphics card.