CES 2010 Highlight Wrap-Up In Pictures and Video - HotHardware

CES 2010 Highlight Wrap-Up In Pictures and Video

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As you probably know, Gigabyte is best known for its motherboards, but the company also makes numerous graphics cards, laptops, heatsinks, and other peripherals. The Taiwan based manufacturer invited us to their suite to check out their new products for 2010.



 
Gigabyte Videocards, Motherboards, and Peripherals

Gigabyte was showcasing a number of new products that are sure to be popular amongst enthusiasts. The company had their second wave of Radeon HD 5800 series cards on had, complete with custom cooling and factory overclocks. Visible in the pics were a Radeon HD 5850 and 5870. While you can see the design of the new coolers in the shots, Gigabyte hasn't settled on final overclocked speeds for the cards. Also on display was a leather-wrapped luxury mouse, adorned with jewels, along with a number of motherboards and current-gen graphics cards. Gigabyte's big push, however, had to do with USB 3.0 and SATA 6G. In the suite, the company had a number of demos on hand that showed the high performance offered by USB 3.0 hard drives / SSD in comparison to more common USB 2.0 technology. Gigabyte has a whole line-up of motherboards on hand, featuring virtually all of today's popular chipsets from AMD and Intel, that were outfitted with USB 3.0 and SATA 6G controllers. One some of the boards, the USB 3.0 and SATA 6G controllers were hung directly off the PCIe lanes connected to the chipset or CPU (i.e. in Lynnfield), while one some other boards a PLX PCIe 2.0 switch was used. Gigabyte's message was that of a company committed to pushing the envelope, which is why they plan to release motherboards at virtually every price point, outfitted with USB 3.0 and SATA 6G.


  
EVGA
's Dual Socket 5520 Chipset Monstrosity

Extreme enthusiasts make up only a fraction of the consumer market, but that fact hasn't stopped companies from catering to this niche crowd. Leading the way in the push for insane performance, EVGA showed us its next generation motherboard that left us in awe. This creation supports two 45nm Xeon 5500 series processors, features Intel's 5520 chipset, includes 12 DIMM slots, and has 7 PCIe sockets. Wow. EVGA hasn't settled on a name for the board quite yet but expect it to fall within the Classified product line up.



  
MSI's Motherboards, GPU's Laptops, and Nettops

There was a lot going on at the Micro Star International--MSI--booth on the show floor. MSI makes motherboards, graphics cards, and notebooks among other things. But one of the products that caught our eye was the Big Bang Fuzion motherboard which features Lucid's Hydra chip and supports the combination of ATI and NVIDIA videocards.  

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CES 2010 was the reason I couldn't get a good deal at the Wynn Las Vegas during the first week of January...

where did you guys end up staying?

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I'm most looking forward to the Dell's Multi-touch Studio 17 Notebook.

BTW, did I read that correctly the new Qosmio features "either a Core i5 or Core i7 under the hood and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M for your gaming pleasure."

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The Dell has that GPU to, looks like that will be common fare this year if two of the big boys are ruuning that setup, The reason  I say this is because the components for a laptop setup are quite minimized compared. The whole time I was watching that video I was waiting for Trent Reznor to start singing.

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And I love this NiN song, Gibbs, though it's so very wrong... heh. We definitely had to go with the instrumental version!

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Yeah it is strong , but I know it by heart to so everytime it reached the crescendo where he starts singing I was expecting it. I would imagine you would also get sued if you did not use the instrumental.

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yep, you read that right Gibbs!

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Thanks, I feel like I missed out on a ton these past couple of weeks!

Here's more info on the GTS 360M from Nvidia's page for those interested:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gts_360m_us.html


Oh wait, found this in an article from last week:

"None of the seven new GeForce 300M GPUs are based on the upcoming Fermi architecture, it’s kinda embarrassing for NVIDIA that these chips are still limited to DirectX 10 while ATI will soon unveil the first notebook GPUs with DirectX 11 support."

And then this:

"There wasn't any fanfare accompanying the release of Nvidia's first GeForce 300M series graphics processors this week, and there's good reason for that. The flagship GPU in the new 300M series -- the GTS 360M -- sports the same number of cores (96), same bus width (128-bit) and same memory clock (2GHz) as the GTS 260M, although the 360M is capable of processing slightly more gigaflops (413 versus 396)."

It seems Nvidia just rebranded the 260M... What's the point of getting a laptop with the 300M series, when ATI mobile 5000 supports DirectX 11? The ATI Mobile 5650 offers 572 Gflops of performance vs the GTS 360M's 413.


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they rebrand all the time

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You're right, but with the release of ATI's own mobile cards, I don't know if this will pan out.

That said, Qosmio and Dell have signed up to receive the 360M so I guess it has worked in Nvidia's favor to some extent.

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Oh yeah I am not really cutting down nvidia. Usually one of the rebrands is done because they scaled down the NM or memory, changed power thresholds and or multiple things. They just still run the same core. Either way the performance line generally goes up sometimes quite a bit.

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