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Mushkin announce new Sandforce powered SSD

Muskin, best known for their range of memory products have announced their entry into the thriving SSD marketplace with a new product called The Callisto. This series delivers impressive performance figures, which is no surprise as they use the SandForce SF-1200 controller. These drives are apparently able to achieve read …

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Intel set to put cooler makers out of business?

6he launch of Intel’s super-over-clocking 675 and 875 processors means increased performance. Super-charging your chips will mean you need one important thing, more juice. But that juice brings its own problems. Intel solution will send ripples through the cooler industry. Everyone knows that the stock (standard) cooler that ships in …

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AMD Phenom II X4 960T cancelled

AMD insiders notified us a while ago that the Phenom II X4 960T, better known for its ‘unlocking to six core’ capabilities will not reach retail and will be an OEM only part. Many people were looking forward to owning a six core CPU for the price of only a …

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nVidia reveals GT420/GTS455 timeline: Fanbois get ready

While the GTX480 is an impressive performer at the ultra high end, the market for £500 graphic cards is limited at best. Real sales come in the sub-£150 market. So how much longer will nVidia’s mass market DX11 parts be in hiding? KitGuru has learned that Santa Clara is now …

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4TB hard drive: Hitachi preps for launch

With its marriage to IBM in 2003, Hitachi claims to have been in the hard drive game for 50 years. For 2010, they’re about to get serious with the launch of Mars, the bringer of war. We’ve all got our ‘I remember when they launched the X capacity drive’ stories. …

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Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard review

Asus has been leading the way with motherboard design for many years now and the Rampage series has been the foundation of their flagship Intel range for the past three generations – always pushing creative touches and overclocking performance to new levels. Today KitGuru has the latest iteration in our …

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Lian Li release new TYR PC-X2000F HTPC Chassis

Lian Li have released some beautiful and exotic chassis over the years and I find their understated and smooth lines very appealling. Today they have announced their latest TYR PC-X2000F which is finished with sexy anodised aluminum. The chassis is a full (note: giant) tower and measures 240mm x 695mm …

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Club3D GTX400 series announced

For all you fans in green Club 3D have announced their new range of GTX 400 series graphics cards. While they have made their announcement a little later than most it won’t affect their sales too much as it is only recently that stocks have shown up in retail from …

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FireFox 4 preview – best browser yet?

Mozilla are showcasing the next major version of their brilliant browser – CEO Mike Beltzner has webcast the plans for Firefox V4 and then he posted the presentation on his blog. Mike was keen to point out that these are just plans and that the end product could very well …

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Inno3d announce GTX470 ‘Hawk’ – 22c cooler

Inno3d have just announced their new Fermi designed card which features a massive custom cooler – they are claiming reduced temperatures of up to 22c which is rather incredible if accurate. The Inno3d uses a cooler which devours a whopping 3 slots and uses two 80mm fans and a centered …

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Coolit ECO A.L.C. Review

A few years ago Coolit released the Domino cooler which at the time redefined liquid cooling for the ‘masses’ – bringing it out of the basement of hardcore enthusiast users and firmly into the mainstream market. Everyone wanted a Domino, they were affordable, well built (although not without some issues …

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Antec TPQ-1200 reaches 1700W load

Antec are well known for making quality products – and after speaking with them earlier today they informed me that their TPQ-1200 has reached 1700W continuous load – which is an incredible result. This also supports GTX 480 4-way SLI and Dual CPU mobo is also possible, which makes the …

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iPad 3G shortages – artificial or genuine?

The success of the iPad has been well documented by KitGuru as well as every other technology news site on the internet. Sales in the first month were around the 1 million mark in the USA alone and assuredly European sales will be high next month. Unfortunately in the USA …

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Wii sales not so wii – 70 million worldwide

Nintendo’s latest financial records are very positive indeed with figures showing that the Wii console has just passed the 70 million mark sales figure. There were 20.53 million sales in the fiscal year which ended March 31st, 2010. 70.93 million means that Nintendo have around 49 percent of the home …

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Seagate to launch 3TB hard drive

Later this year Seagate are aiming to launch their eye popping 3TB drive. Industry insiders say Seagate have had this 3TB drive in development for quite some time and there are unconfirmed rumours that the drive will be ‘variable speed’ that can spin between 5,900 and 7,200 rpm – this …

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Apple start taking international iPad preorders

Yesterday Apple have updated their online stores and are accepting preorders for both 3G and Wi-Fi models of the popular iPad – this is actually a day earlier than the announced launch date. These  pages went online a little early for the May 28th launch and they are being handled …

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Gigabyte attacks Asus on Intel mainboard pricing

Word from the channel has reached KitGuru that Gigabyte is keen to increase its share of the Intel mainboard space for 2010, and it’s prepared to get aggressive on price to make it happen. Gigabyte is one of the only mainboard manufacturers that’s able to stand toe to toe with …

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Asus on the Rampage – 3rd time in a row

Enthusiasts have been waiting for Asus to deliver the Rampage III board to retail stores in the UK for a long time. Product finally landed on the shelves this weekend, so how well did it sell?  KitGuru investigated. The price of the Rampage III is enough to buy a netbook …

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Apple are developing an alternative to Flash

As the tension continues to mount between Apple and Adobe the latest news emerges that Apple are developing an alternative technology to Flash. This new package is called “Gianduia” and was originally mentioned at Apple’s World of WebObjected Developer Conference months ago. Gianduia apparently is a ‘client side, standards-based framework …

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Nintendo chief calls Apple “the enemy of the future”

Nintendo have seen their first drop in profits for nearly six years and they seem to be marking Apple as their new nemesis. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told senior executives that the company has already beaten Sony and that Apple are now their ‘enemy of the future’. Nintendo’s Wii has …

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AMD showing positive growth in notebook arena

2010 has been a fantastic year for AMD with the release of their DX11 5xxx desktop series, but this success is also spilling over into the mobile marketplace. AMD have had a good focus on pricing over the last year and it is reaping dividends for them as their growth …

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GTX465 price has been set – but is it optimistic?

Pricing a graphics card is a fine art. Too low and you lose profit. Too high and you wind up with a warehouse full of kit no guru wants. So what price has nVidia chosen for the GTX465?  KitGuru investigates. A company’s product line up is called the stack. From …

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Steam Hardware Survey: AMD gaining, DX11 and Win 7 growth

Steam just released their Hardware Survey for April 2010 – with 26 million accounts being used as a basis for reference it is probably the most accurate system we currently have for analysing hardware trends. Valve are not resting on their laurels and have recently adopted Direct X 11 graphics …

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Activision rake in $381 million profit – Q1

Top brass at Activision are going to be cracking out the champagne as their Q1 profit reports are higher than expected. Their profit was a staggering $381 million USD which is even more impressive when you consider that the current economic climate has other high profile companies actually reporting losses. …

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