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Kingston Digital Launches DataTraveler U30 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Lian Li Introduces PC-P80N, PC-Z70, PC-Z60 Aluminum PC Chassis

Daily Mailbox

E Ink, Epson Develop 300-dpi ePaper

VIA Launches New VIA EPIA-M860 Mini-ITX Board

NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX 560 GPU, Faster GeForce R275 Drivers



Kingston Digital Launches DataTraveler U30 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston Digital today announced the new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2) flash drive that uses a native USB 3.0 controller for better performance and power management.



The new DTU30G2 has a read speed up to 100MB/s, and a write speed up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read and write speeds of around 30MB/s. Novelty's dimensions are 2.90" x 0.87" x 0.63" (73.70mm x 22.20mm x 16.10mm). The DTU30G2 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.



Prices

  • DTU30G2/16GB — 16GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive, $77
  • DTU30G2/32GB — 32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive, $116
  • DTU30G2/64GB — 64GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive, $213

Source: Kingston Digital, images courtesy of Newegg


Lian Li Introduces PC-P80N, PC-Z70, PC-Z60 Aluminum PC Chassis

Lian Li launched three new computer cases: the mid-tower PC-Z60, the full-tower PC-Z70, and the full-tower PC-P80N inspired by Lian Li's classic Armorsuit PC-P80 released in 2008. These high-end, all-black PC chassis are now available.

All three cases are made with Lian Li's trademark features like tool-less installations for HDDs, ODDs, PSUs, graphics cards etc., washable air filters over fans, anti-vibration mounts, cable clamps, ventilation, USB 3.0 connectivity, fan speed controllers, rubber-ringed holes for LCS, and all-black anodized aluminum.





PC-P80N

PC-P80N. Users can choose to mount HPTX, EATX, ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards in this full-tower PC case. With eleven ventilated expansion slots, users can mount graphics cards as long as 390-mm long.

Components are kept cool by no less then six fans. Three 140-mm fans that span the entire height of the front panel pull cool air into the chassis. Two 140-mm fans on the top panel and one 120-mm fan at the top of the rear panel blow heated air out of the case.

For thermal-optimization, the front panel intake fans are hinged and directly in front of three 5.25" ODD mounts, ten 3.5" HDD mounts, and two 2.5" HDD mounts. Users can hinge the fans to swing to the right or left for easy access to the ODDs. The top panel is home to four USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, and HD audio ports. Lian Li includes a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 converter as well. The dimensions of the PC-P80N stand at 220mm x 633mm x 610mm (W, H, D).





PC-Z70

PC-Z70. Besides being available in black this full-tower PC chassis is also available in silver and mounts HPTX, EATX, ATX, or Micro-ATX motherboards. Eleven ventilated PCI expansion slots on the back panel can mount graphics cards as long as 390mm long. Three 5.25" ODD bezels are located at the top of the front panel. Below them, internally, there are nine 3.5" SATA hot-swappable HDD mounts as well as two 2.5" HDD mounts. Lian Li has added to the security of this case by including a lock for the HDD mounts.

Three 120-mm intake fans mount on either the left or right side panel, for direct airflow over the HDD mounts. Two 120-mm fans on the top panel and one 120-mm fan at the top of the rear panel work as exhaust fans to expel hot air.

Along a sloped ridge that joins the top and front panels, the I/O ports are all mounted for convenient access including: two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one e-SATA port, as well as HD audio ports. The dimensions of the PC-Z70 stand at 220mm x 600mm x 592mm (W, H, D). The net weight is 8.8kg.





PC-Z60

PC-Z60. This mid-tower chassis is nicknamed "little brother," because of its remarkable similarity to the PC-Z70. Available in black and silver, the PC-Z60 mounts ATX, Micro-ATX, or Mini-ITX motherboards and has eight expansion slots with enough room for graphics cards as long as 305mm long. Three 5.25" ODD bezels are located at the top of the front panel. Below them, internally, there are six 3.5" SATA hot-swappable HDD mounts as well as two 2.5" HDD mounts. Like its big brother, the PC-Z60 also comes equipped with a security lock for the HDD rack.

The fans are set-up similarly as well, with two 120-mm fans that mount on either side panel for air intake, complimented by one 120-mm exhaust fan on the top panel and one 120-mm exhaust fan at the top of the rear panel.

Like the PC-Z70, the I/O ports are located along a sloped ridge that joins the top and front panels for convenience. Ports match the PC-Z70 exactly and include: two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one e-SATA port, as well as HD audio ports. The dimensions of the PC-Z60 stand at 210mm x 472mm x 480mm (W, H, D).

Source: Lian Li


Daily Mailbox

Today's collection of reviews published by our colleagues.

  • Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Review @ ThinkComputers.org
  • Intel Z68 Chipsatz and the Gigabyte Z68X UD7 @ TweakPC.de
  • Overclockers.com Benching Party II: Philadelphia, PA June 17-19, 2011
  • Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower @ techPowerUp
  • [Tech ARP] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Technology Report Rev. 1.1
  • Fable III Producer Hates used games - XSreviews
  • Samsung Droid Charge 4G Verizon Smartphone Review @ HotHardware
  • Win A BitFenix Shinobi Window + Full Alchemy Cable Kit @ eTeknix
  • Zalman CPPS11X Tower CPU Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
  • Tablets- just not there yet @ t-break
  • MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II Review @ Techgage
  • OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD Form Factor: Bigger isn't Always Better @ TweakTown
  • In Win BUC Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
  • Samsung Series 9 900X3A-A01CA Laptop Review - This May Be a Work of Art... Almost @ The SSD Review
  • Thermaltake Max 5G 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ APH Networks
  • Roccat Alumic - Double-sided Gaming Mousepad reviewed in Metku.net
  • MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC @ OCAU
  • First official picture of MSI's N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition @ VR-Zone
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 @ HT4U.net
  • MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II OC @ Bjorn3D
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte) @ Hardware Canucks
  • Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven
  • SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset Review on Technic3D
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma Gaming Headset Review @ Tweaknews
  • How to Insulate for Single Stage Phase Cooling @ Ninjalane
  • RAZER Onza Tournament Edition Professional Gaming Controller Review @ Madshrimps
  • Homefront Review @ FusionMods.Net
  • Targus Truss Leather iPad Case Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
  • Boxee Box 1.1 Update Woes @ OCModShop
  • OCZ ZX 850W Power Supply Review at Overclockers Online
  • Swiftech Polaris 120 CPU Cooler Review @ OCIA.net
  • Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Six-Core Processor Review @ Hardware-Mag.de
  • The PC Frank Lloyd Wright would have used @ LanOC Reviews
  • Nexus SM-8000B silent mouse @ Rbmods

E Ink, Epson Develop 300-dpi ePaper

E Ink Holdings and Seiko Epson announced the joint development of a 300-dpi electronic paper device for ePaper Document Reader. Combining E Ink's high-resolution ePaper display and Epson's high-speed display controller platform, the new device will enable the world's highest-resolution ePaper tablets.



E Ink will manufacture, sell and support the newly developed 300-dpi ePaper displays, which measure 9.68 inches on the diagonal and have the resolution of 2400 x 1650 pixels.

Epson will manufacture, sell and support a high-speed display controller platform optimized for controlling E Ink's high-resolution display. The display controller platform combines a display controller IC, applications processor, system power management IC, and firmware.

E Ink and Epson plan to continue collaborating to promote the popularization of ePaper based devices in the business and education markets by developing technology, expanding and upgrading the product lineup, and providing customer support.

Source: E Ink Holdings


VIA Launches New VIA EPIA-M860 Mini-ITX Board

VIA Technologies announced its latest Mini-ITX board paired with the VX900 chipset, the new VIA EPIA-M860. It combines a 1.2GHz VIA Nano E-Series Processor with the VIA VX900 media system chipset and is mainly intended for digital signage, media terminals, infotainment devices and online streaming video.



EPIA-M860 is the first EPIA board which supports Windows Embedded POSReady 7, an operating system designed to connect Point of Service (POS) solutions with peripherals, servers, services and the cloud. The VIA EPIA-M860 offers PCI, PCIe and Mini PCIe support, combined with mainstream DDR3 memory and both ATX and DC-in power support.

A fanless 1.2GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor is joined by the VIA VX900 media system processor providing DirectX 9.0 integrated graphics, HD audio and Gigabit Ethernet. VIA VX900 supports up to 4GB of DDR3-1066MHz system memory and offers advanced video acceleration for MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264, WMV9 and Blu-Ray HD video formats.



Rear panel I/O includes a GigaLAN port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, a serial port connector, a DC-in jack (manufacturing option) and both line-out and mic-in jacks. Onboard connectors provide a wealth of options including a PCIe Gen2 x1 slot, a Mini-PCIe socket, and a PCI slot, two SATA connections, two voltage selectable RS-232 pin headers (selectable to 5V/12V), two USB pin-headers for three ports, a SMBus header and digital I/O including GPI and GPO options.

Samples of the VIA EPIA-M860 are available now.

Source: VIA Technologies


NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX 560 GPU, Faster GeForce R275 Drivers

NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 560 GPU, the latest addition to the company's Fermi-based product family, starting at $199 USD.



Reference specifications:

  • GPU: GF114, 40nm
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • CUDA cores: 336
  • GPU/shader clock rate: 810/1620 MHz
  • Memory clock rate (physical/effective): 1002 (4008) MHz
  • Memory capacity: 1024MB GDDR5
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I, mini-HDMI 1.4a
  • Supplementary power connectors: 2 x 6-pin
  • Max. GPU temperature: 99°C
  • Min. PSU required: 450W
  • Supports DirectX 11, 3D Vision, CUDA, PhysX, SLI (hardware)

NVIDIA today also released beta GeForce R275 drivers. They should bring increased performance and enhanced functionality to a broad spectrum of PC games, including 3D Vision support to Duke Nukem Forever, PhysX support to Alice: Madness Returns, and Surround support to Dungeon Siege III.

Highlights of GeForce R275 Drivers:

  • Performance boost across a variety of games, including Crysis 2 (6%), Bulletstorm (15%), and Portal 2 (8%)
  • NVIDIA Update technology now includes SLI profiles
  • Improved desktop scaling experience with new user interface and features
  • Improved resizing experience for HDTVs
  • More than 525 3D Vision gaming profiles, including new additions for Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever, Age of Empires Online, Assassin's Creed
  • Brotherhood and Dungeon Siege III, among others
  • New 3D Vision Photo Viewer with Windowed Mode Support
  • Support for more than 65 3D Vision Ready displays, including desktop monitors, notebooks and projectors.

The GeForce GTX 560 GPU is available starting today in cards announced by company's partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others. GeForce R275 drivers are available here.

Now I'll mention a few notable products among the multitude of new GeForce GTX 560 cards. And by notable I mean most factory-overclocked.

ASUS presented ENGTX560 DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 (GPU/shader clock rate: 925/1850 MHz, memory clock rate: 1050 (4200) MHz).



Palit announced GTX 560 Sonic Platinum (GPU/shader clock rate: 900/1800 MHz, memory clock rate: 1050 (4200) MHz).



Zotac rolled out AMP! GeForce GTX 560 (GPU/shader clock rate: 950/1900 MHz, memory clock rate: 1100 (4400) MHz).



Sources: NVIDIA, ASUS, Palit, Zotac


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