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WD Introduces New My Passport Studio Drives For Macs

Logitech Announces V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

SPECgpc Releases SPECviewperf 10 For Linux/Unix

Acer Presents Aspire PREDATOR Gaming PC Series

AMD To Employ GDDR5 Into Next Generation ATI Radeon Solutions

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WD Introduces New My Passport Studio Drives For Macs

WD today introduced its new Mac-formatted My Passport Studio Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, capacities of 320 GB and 250 GB, and include a soft drawstring carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt.

These portable drives feature a shock-resistant enclosure to provide protection from the bumps and jars of everyday life on-the-go. Ultra portable, these drives are USB-bus powered which eliminates the need for an external power adapter (an optional cable is nevertheless available). My Passport Studio features include:

  • Formatted HFS+, Journaled for Mac compatibility (can be reformatted for MS Windows);
  • FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces;
  • Capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available;
  • Works with Apple Time Machine backup feature included in Apple's Leopard operating system;
  • USB-powered;
  • 5-year limited warranty;

WD's My Passport Studio portable drives are available now. MSRP for the 250 GB drive is $159.99 USD and 320 GB is $219.99 USD.

Source: WD

Logitech Announces V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

Logitech today announced the V450 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks. It comes with Logitech's exclusive compact Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver.

The V450 Nano mouse features an advanced laser sensor that delivers smoother tracking and better precision, offers 12 months of battery life, and Logitech's 2.4 GHz wireless technology.

The V450 Nano mouse (MSRP $49.99 U.S.) is expected to be available in the U.S. late in May and in Europe in July.

Source: Logitech

SPECgpc Releases SPECviewperf 10 For Linux/Unix

A Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 10 graphics performance evaluation software is now available on CD or as a free download on the SPEC web site.

Major new features in SPECviewperf 10 focus on performance evaluation in higher-quality imaging and multi-core systems. SPECviewperf now provides the ability to compare performance of systems running in higher-quality graphics modes that use full-scene anti-aliasing. It also measures how effectively graphics subsystems scale when running multithreaded graphics content.

SPEC's graphics performance characterization group (SPECgpc) has also made architectural improvements to the software, the most significant of which is separating the Viewperf benchmark from its viewsets. This move should enable smaller downloads and more frequent updates of Viewperf functionality and viewset content in the future.

Source: SPEC

Acer Presents Aspire PREDATOR Gaming PC Series

Acer dedicates its new Aspire PREDATOR line of desktop computers to PC gaming enthusiasts.

Fans will appreciate the deep metallic copper colored housing: the front of the body can be raised, accompanied by an original optical bay mechanism to reveal a rewritable DVD and Blu-ray Disk reader. The USB and audio ports on top are complemented with a front-mounted multi-card reader. Blue rays of light emanate from the power button and front hard-drive door.

Predator PCs allow easy access to hard disks via a special door on the front of the lower part of the chassis: the standard Acer Easy-swap Hard Drive solution makes the 4 Serial ATA 3 Gb/s high capacity hard disks removable even when the PC is turned on and in use. RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes with NVIDIA MediaShield Storage technology guarantee the utmost data security in the event of disk failure. Also, 10,000 rpm Raptor hard drives are available as an option.

Machines feature Dual LAN ports, and the teaming mode permits two connections to work at the same time for network redundancy.

The Aspire PREDATOR incorporates the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor with 1333MHz FSB that can be tuned, along with RAM and graphic cards, using nTune utility. In addition, the NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP, 3-way SLI capable motherboard offers 2 x G9600GT, 2 x G9800GTX or even 2 x G9800GX2 (4 x GPU) graphic cards depending on the configuration.

The PREDATOR features a liquid cooling system claimed to be made to last for continuous operation without fear of pump failure or coolant evaporation.

The new Aspire PREDATOR desktops come with multimedia gaming keyboards with illuminated keys, gaming mice, and support Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement as well as EAX 4.0.

The complete specs and more images are available at the official page: http://www.acer.com/predator/

Source: Tech Messenger

AMD To Employ GDDR5 Into Next Generation ATI Radeon Solutions

AMD today announced the first commercial implementation of Graphics Double Data Rate, version 5 (GDDR5) memory in its next generation of ATI Radeon graphics card products. AMD is working with a number of leading memory providers, including Samsung, Hynix and Qimonda, to bring GDDR5 to market. The higher data rates supported by GDDR5 up to 5x that of GDDR3 and 4x that of GDDR4 enable more bandwidth over a narrower memory interface, which can translate into improved performance delivered from smaller, more cost-effective chips.

In addition to the potential for improved gaming and PC application performance, GDDR5 also holds a number of benefits for stream processing, where GPUs are applied to address complex, massively parallel calculations. Such calculations are prevalent in high-performance computing, financial and academic segments among others. AMD expects that the increased bandwidth of GDDR5 will greatly benefit certain classes of stream computations.

New error detection mechanisms in GDDR5 can also help increase the accuracy of calculations by indentifying errors and re-issuing commands to get valid data. This capability is a level of reliability not available with other GDDR-based memory solutions today.

Source: AMD

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