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Articles tagged with: power supply

Century Announces First 80+ Platinum PSU

Computer enthusiasts and environmental friendlies will be happy to hear that Century Japan has just released the first 80-Plus Platinum 500W Power Supply, called the SF-500P14FG.

80 PLUS Platinum is the highest rating that a power supply can get, demonstrated true energy efficiency. The new power supply will be shipped late this month with the first batch only deliver 50 power supplies. We’re not sure what’s up with the limited quantity in the first batch, but hopefully there is a good reason behind it.

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.

Oversee Desktop Performance From Your Phone

Graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, MSI, has coupled with a software programmer named Nick Connors to create a version of the Afterburner overclocking program for the Android operating system. With the awesome new app, users will be able to fine tune their processing settings on and desktop or laptop over a shared WiFi connection.

Of things that can be tweaked and tuned include; frequency, temperature, voltage, and fan speed. In order to get everything set up, the user must first install the appropriate software (Afterburner program) on the host PC before anything can be modified.