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  • Πολεμικό Τανκ ή αλλιώς ASUS Sabertooth P67

    The new SABERTOOTH P67 is the latest addition to the ASUS TUF Series, incorporating the just-released Intel P67 chipset with support for next generation Intel CPUs. With high temperatures remaining the leading cause of hardware breakdown and performance reduction, the TUF SABERTOOTH P67 optimizes
    [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]output through several new innovative technologies, including the Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar, which offer stronger heat combating. As with the entire TUF Series, the SABERTOOTH P67 uses materials and components that are tested to much higher standards than mainstream models through a series of rigorous trials. These exacting stress tests are designed to guarantee unmatched endurance for heavy-duty applications. The motherboard also ships with new DIGI+ VRM all-digital power controls for more precise power tuning and system stability.
    Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
    The ASUS Thermal Armor constitutes one of the main new cooling technologies the SABERTOOTH P67 uses. This involves a thermally-optimized shell that covers the majority of the motherboard to protect it from the heat produced by connected cards and components, as well as promote faster dissipation of heat generated by the motherboard itself. With its integrated baffle design re-routing cool air to every critical part of the board, the Thermal Armor improves airflow to reduce temperatures by up to 13%, leading to increased reliability and a longer product lifespan, so users can rely on the SABERTOOTH P67 for extended professional use. This represents the first time ever a thermal protection technology of this kind has been implemented in any motherboard.
    Real time temp detection and fan speed adjustments
    Also included in the new design are twelve embedded sensors ASUS has dubbed the Thermal Radar. They serve to provide accurate real time temperature monitoring in critical parts of the motherboard. The SABERTOOTH P67 uses these readings to adjust CPU cooler and case fan speeds as required. Through a friendly graphical interface, users can adjust temperatures both by selecting preset profiles and manually customizing fan performance based on their specific usage conditions and needs. Either way achieves a better cooling environment for the entire system.
    Only the best materials and components
    Like other TUF motherboards, the SABERTOOTH P67 uses the most heat-resistant and durable materials and components. Military-standard certified TUF components and the motherboard itself are tested extensively during development to ensure they can withstand great stress and survive in very harsh, high-intensity environments. ASUS guarantees the SABERTOOTH P67 to full server-grade endurance, backing it up with a comprehensive 5-year warranty* that ensures it offers the best long term computing value possible.
    Digital power revolution creates better system stability
    Leaving the constraints of analog design behind, the SABERTOOTH P67 grants users increased flexibility and improved power efficiency by doubling power control and supply precision.
    It ships with exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM power modulation, which comes with an interface that allows users to make adjustments to the power phase delivery of the board. DIGI+ VRM can also be set to auto-tune for totally hands-off management. This results in greater power efficiency and longer component lifespan.
    *Terms and conditions apply. For additional warranty information, check www.asus.com
    Specifications
    Socket LGA 1155 for Intel

  • Η MSI E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX

    The world renowned mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI, today officially announces the first mainboard Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) powered platform, the MSI E350IA-E45.
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    [TD] Japanese made ALL solid CAP
    To provide the best product quality, the E350IA-E45 is equipped with Japanese made All Solid CAP. Solid CAPs have a lifetime of over 12 years under extreme high load. Solid CAPs have a low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) meaning they are more efficient and generate less heat, especially the characteristics you want from a small and powerful mainboard.[/TD]
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    [TD] USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps next-gen data speeds
    To support the ever increasing demand for faster data storage, the E350IA-E45 is equipped with the latest USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps ports. USB 3.0 drives are up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 drives and, like SATA 6 Gbps ensure the quickest possible file transfer speeds with the latest drives.[/TD]
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    [TD] Multi-media connectivity
    The MSI E350IA-E45 has the flexibility of all the connectivity you need to set up a true Home Entertainment Platform. With HDMI support you can directly connect to your T.V. or Display and enjoy accelerated and enhanced HD video and 7.1 Channel audio. For the true audiophiles the E350IA-E45 features Optical and Coaxial SPDIF connectors for connection to a great audio system.[/TD]
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    [TD] Winki 3, the most user-friendly Operating System
    With the latest series of MSI mainboards, MSI offers the user-friendly Winki 3 operating environment, which allows users to surf the Web, create documents, edit photos, send instant messages or chat with Skype without running Windows. In the case of a hard-disk failure, Winki 3’s built-in HDD recovery program can help you to restore or back-up your valuable data.[/TD]
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    [TD] i-Charger: Fast USB Charging
    MSI i-Charger technology allows faster USB charging of devices like an iPad. Now you can sync your media with your iPad and quickly charge it to take your personal companion on the road in no-time.[/TD]
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    [TD]AMD E-350. 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Processor[/TD]
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    [TD]AMD Hudson M1 FCH[/TD]
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    [TD]2 DIMM - support for DDR3-1333/1066/800 MHz up to 8GB max[/TD]
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    [TD]Built-in with an AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics Core (HDMI + D-Sub out)[/TD]
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    [TD]8-channel (7.1) HD Audio subsystem with S/PDIF out[/TD]
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    [TD]10/100/1000 Mbps[/TD]
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    [TD]4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports - 2 x USB 3.0 ports - 10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 x external ports, 4 x internal ports)[/TD]
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    [TD=bgcolor: #F0F0F0]1 x PCI Express x16 slot (x4 speed)[/TD]
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  • Εφτασε και ηυ ASUS Maximus IV Extreme

    ASUS today announced the latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus IV Extreme, based on the recently released Intel P67 chipset. Designed with the hardcore enthusiast in mind, the Maximus IV Extreme is not only equipped with the latest PC technologies like USB 3.0 and SATA6 Gb/s, [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]but also ROG exclusive overclocking features and an aesthetically pleasing thermal design optimized to keep the system cool under maximum load. Its revolutionary features are tailored to smash world records and provide the best overclocking experience from beginning to end.
    Revolutionary Overclocking Features
    The Maximus IV Extreme continues the ASUS ROG tradition of extreme performance and versatility. It ships with a full range of performance enhancing applications, all designed to give users the ability to overclock quickly and efficiently to fulfill their system’s maximum potential. ASUS ROG Connect technology has been upgraded with GPU TweakIt, which removes the need to tinker with BIOS settings for the CPU and GPU, instead allowing users to take charge of their desktop PC’s performance using a notebook PC connected via a dedicated USB port. Should things go awry, settings are easily restored with the USB BIOS Flashback feature, or you can debug the issue with RC Poster or Debug LED on the motherboard. Other applications also include ROG EFI BIOS, which allows users to access BIOS settings with the same ease as their operating system and also shows that all graphics cards and DIMM modules are detected, and also save the BIOS settings on a USB flashdrive by pressing F12 on the keyboard. The ROG iDirect feature supports overclocking from an iPhone and iPad, while RC Bluetooth works with other smartphones.* Every feature on the motherboard is designed to offer unprecedented control over a PC’s CPU and GPU efficiency for even the newest performance-tuning enthusiast.
    *Smartphones running Windows Mobile 6.1, Symbian S60 3.1 and Android 2.0 or newer.
    Bursting with Features
    ASUS engineers crafted the Maximus IV Extreme with a cool thermal design

  • MSI’s N500GTX Twin Frozr II Series Graphics Cards

    Globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI today officially unveiled its N500 series of graphics card featuring the award winning Twin Frozr II Thermal Design.
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    [TD]The Twin Frozr II Thermal Design has garnered unanimous praise from professional media and end-users for providing the best balance between cooling performance and lowest sound levels. With the Twin Frozr II cooler, the noise levels of other designs is lowered by up to 8.4dB. More importantly, operating temperatures are reduced by up to 20°C compared to other solutions. Thanks to MSI Afterburner, unsurpassed speeds can be attained in which the combined features of the excellent Twin Frozr II Thermal Design and MSI’s N580GTX and N570GTX graphics cards[/TD]
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    [TD] [h=2]MSI Exclusive Twin Frozr II Cooling Design[/h]
    The MSI N500 Twin Frozr II series graphics cards feature the advanced Twin Frozr II Thermal Design. To decrease operating temperatures by up to 20°C, MSI has integrated it’s engineering expertise to create the ultimate Thermal Design.The GPU area is covered with a large surface area heat sink with a copper base, ensuring the best possible contact surface with the GPU. Surrounding components like Memory and PWM components are covered by a large unibody heat sink mold. With heat pipes with MSI’s SuperPipe technology, excess heat is transferred quickly to a high density Aluminium cooling fin grid. The low-noise fan setup, which includes two 8cm fans are temperature controlled PWM fans, ensuring excellent air flow to all parts of the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design while reducing sound levels up to 8.4dB.[/TD]
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    [TD] [h=2]MSI’s Exclusive Afterburner Overclocking Utility[/h]
    MSI’s exclusive Afterburner Overclocking utility allows for flexible overclocking and monitoring options. MSI Afterburner allows for instant adjustment of the GPU Frequency and GPU voltages, thanks to its unique Ultra-Voltage function, a combination that allows for more headroom for overclocking. The advanced fan control function allows end-user control of fan speeds to ensure stability when required or low noise when needed. By storing up to five different fan profiles, users can quickly switch between their profiles to match any situation. MSI Afterburner also displays a wealth of information about the card like real-time temperatures, speeds, voltages, load levels, allowing users excellent supervision over their card while benchmark for ultimate stability with MSI Kombustor.[/TD]
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    [TD] [h=2]MSI Quality: All Solid Capacitors[/h]
    To ensure the best stability and lifespan, MSI only uses the best components like Solid Capacitors on the N500 Twin Frozr II series graphics cards. With their lifespan of over 12 years under heavy load, Solid Capacitors are made to last a graphics cards’ lifetime. Their excellent characteristics, like lowered Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), ensure a higher efficiency and lower operating temperatures, all benefiting the best possible user experience.[/TD]
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    [TD]N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC[/TD]
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    [TD]NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580[/TD]
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    [TD]GF 110[/TD]
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    [TD]512 Units[/TD]
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    [TD]823 MHz[/TD]
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    [TD]1645 MHz[/TD]
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    [TD]4276 MHz[/TD]
    [TD]4200 MHz[/TD]
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    [TD]1536MB GDDR5[/TD]
    [TD]1280MB GDDR5[/TD]
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    [TD]384 bits[/TD]
    [TD]320 bits[/TD]
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    [TD]Mini HDMI / DVI-I*2[/TD]
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    [TD]244W[/TD]
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    [TD]268*115*37mm[/TD]
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    [TD]Yes[/TD]
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    [TD]Yes, 3 Way[/TD]
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    [TD=bgcolor: #F0F0F0]GPU Overvoltage[/TD]
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  • Victorinox Secure SSD

    Billed as "the world's smallest 256GB solid-state drive," the new Victorinox Secure SSD ($TBA) blends technology with one of the world's most recognizable tools. Arriving inside a Swiss Army Knife[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK] with scissors, a straight blade, and a nail file/screwdriver, this USB 2.0/eSATA II drive features an external e-Paper display for easy labeling, secure data encryption, a 32-bit processor with hardware error correction, dynamic power management, and an included software suite for things like backups, document synchronization, and a password manager. Also available in 64GB and 128GB varieties for those less starved for storage.
    Source:uncrate.com

  • OCZ Leaves RAM Market

    OCZ has surprised the industry by announcing its departure from the DRAM market in order to concentrate on the increasingly lucrative SSD sector. In figures unveiled as a part of the company's regular earnings call, OCZ explained that [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]it made a mere 22 percent of its revenue from DRAM products in the third financial quarter of this year.
    Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer at OCZ, explained that 'we have focused on building the OEM and enterprise segments of our business, and last month we announced a mass production order from a Tier-1 OEM for our enterprise-class SSDs, reflecting the reliability, speed and total cost of ownership solid state drives provide over traditional mechanical hard drives.
    'We believe the market opportunity for SSDs is significant, and to that end, we will continue to invest in research and development to extend our leadership position, and we also plan to increase our sales and marketing efforts in order to facilitate continued revenue growth and increased market share as SSDs gain adoption in all segments.'
    The move out of the DRAM market comes after an announcement in August last year that the company would no longer make entry-level DRAM, and would instead concentrate its efforts at the higher-performance - and therefore more profitable - end of the market.
    The company's exit from the DRAM market is expected to be completed by 28 February, although it will take time for stock to work its way out of retailers' inventories.
    With DRAM prices continuing to fall globally, OCZ might be picking the right time to leave the market. However, the loss of its well-regarded products, including the recently launched Blade 2 and XTE series, will be a blow for some overclockers.
    Source: http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2011/01/11/ocz-leaves-dram-market/1


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