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Smartphones are getting ridiculous, in a good way. Some of the latest crop offer specs and features that make whatever most of us currently have on hand look like second-rate toys. To wit, Acer announced a phone called the Liquid S2 that promises to capture 4K video. The handset boasts a 6-inch full HD IPS display with a curved glass surface and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz) processor, 13MP rear camera with autofocus and an LED ring flash that shoots 4K video, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The rear camera has an 88-degree viewing angle and has BSI sensors for more clarity with low-light photography. It can shoot in 4K as we mentioned, but also... Read more...
Well, Asus and Garmin may be parting ways, but there are still friendships to be made in the smartphone world. Acer and Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari!) have managed to come together in order to put forth a new smartphone model based around Google's Android OS, and just like the Ferrari-based notebooks that we have seen in the past, there's no doubt that the color scheme will attract some eyes. This is easily one of the hottest, most stylish Android phones that have hit the mainstream, and even if you aren't particularly fond of Ferrari, that candy apple red paint makes it stand out from the rest. The jointly produced phone will fall into Acer's Liquid model line, and production will be limited to... Read more...
Asetek and liquid cooling solutions go hand-in-hand; the company has been in the business of keeping gaming rigs cool for years now, and they're one of the most respected names in the sector. So what's the big fuss here? Well, Asetek has really gone above and beyond with this one: a new all-in-one liquid cooled prototype machine that's far, far more powerful than any other AIO we have seen in the past. To date, there aren't any pre-fabricated all-in-one PCs that utilize liquid cooling and high-end components. It's definitely a niche, and we suspect that has kept companies from entering this market full-on. But Asetek sees an opportunity here, and now that we really think about it, we sort of... Read more...
POWERCOLOR INTRODUCES THE COOLEST GAMING CARD: LCS HD5870 The world’s fastest single GPU comes with PowerColor’s Liquid Cooling Solution Taipei, Taiwan – October 29, 2009 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, is excited to add liquid cooling to the world’s fastest single GPU: the PowerColor Liquid Cooling Solution (LCS) HD5870 1GB GDDR5. Equipped with the award-winning EK cooling solution, the LCS HD5870 offers outstanding thermal performance in a single slot design, enhancing overclocking and allowing optimum stability. The PowerColor LCS HD5870 has a full water block mounted on the card, fully covering the memory and power regulator chip. With a copper base design,... Read more...
Danger Den just sent word that their Radeon HD 5870 water block is ready and about to ship--the official press release is posted below. Perhaps more interesting than the news about the 5870 water block, however, is the little detail Danger Den mentions at the end of the release. It looks like the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 5870 X2 (if that is what it will officially be named) design is complete and samples are out in the wild. DD-5870 Block for the ATI 5870 VGA Card Danger Den continues to extend their broad line of full coverage video card blocks with the new ATI 5870 water block. The DD-5870 block is a single slot solution cooling all of the major heat components including the GPU, RAM,... Read more...
BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION, MAINTENANCE-FREE, SELF-CONTAINED LIQUID-COOLED GEFORCE GTX 285 AND GEFORCE GTX 295 GRAPHICS CARDS Lake Forest, IL – (August 4, 2009) – BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions—saving customers time and money by providing a high performance graphics card plus a fully assembled, self-contained liquid cooling solution right out of the box.The BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and... Read more...
The PC scene is constantly evolving as businesses and individuals make use of next generation products that increase productivity or provide higher levels of entertainment. Bigger, better, faster - these are the insatiable desires of consumers. It doesn't matter if we're speaking of gigahertz or gigabytes, the demand endures and companies do their best to crank out sought after new technology.As we're currently witnessing, competition for consumer dollars is fierce within respective markets and few can argue that there has never been a better time for those looking to buy. The Radeon HD 4890 is ATI's latest contender and we covered it extensively at launch. Now, overclocked variants of the video... Read more...
Water-cooling has seen greater mainstream acceptance in recent years. As a result, manufacturers have acknowledged the trend and expanded their product lineups to include these more exotic parts. But what's the big draw for videocards, motherboards, or memory pre-installed with liquid cooling options? Simply put, increased cooling potential nets higher overclocking headroom which translates into higher, stable operating frequencies and ultimately, more performance. But in this particular case, performance is anchored by lower component temperatures and a quieter computing environment. Will consumers pay for the premium that these parts inherently demand? Zotac thinks so. In addition to their... Read more...
  When we think about ECS and their product lines, we typically expect a budget-minded approach.  Solid products at reasonable prices that don't exactly wow the consumer, but don't hit them hard in the wallet either.  The ECS X48T-A motherboard that we looked at a few weeks ago was one of the first steps by ECS to change that image, although a few missteps with the construction as well as some overclocking issues didn't overly sway us to their new way of thinking.  Thus, we were a bit surprised when we first heard about the ECS GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra - a twin pack of high-end graphics cards consisting of two GeForce 9800 GTX+ cards combined with liquid-cooling. ... Read more...
Even in the age of green computing and lower power 45nm silicon manufacturing technologies, thermal management, specifically heat mitigation, continues to be a challenge .   Maybe you're a dyed-in-the-wool overclocker or perhaps a silent computing buff that wants things whisper-quiet. Then again, even the average "Joe Sixpack" could probably appreciate how unobtrusive a computer can be and that, as savvy HH readers know, can only be achieved through robust, elegant cooling solutions.  In that vein and out of the Kingdom of Denmark comes Danamics with the LM10, the world's first commercially available liquid metal-based CPU heatsink.  What's that... Read more...
ASETEK FIRST WITH LIQUID COOLING SOLUTION FOR AMD’S “HOT” NEW ATI RADEON HD 4870 GRAPHICS PROCESSOR CARDS AND ASETEK ANNOUNCES LCLC LIQUID COOLING SOLUTION FOR NVIDIA’S LATEST GEFORCE GTX 200 FAMILY OF GRAPHICS PROCESSORS We'll be honest: why bother with just one press release when two will work?  After all, there have been two recent "hot" video card announcements, and both are in serious need of some cooling.First up, we have NVIDIA's GTX200 family of GPUs.  According to Asetek:Asetek announced today the availability of its OEM-ready, LCLC liquid cooling solution for nVidia's new GeForce GTX 200 family of graphics cards. Asetek's unique liquid cooling solution provides nVidia's GTX... Read more...
CoolIT Systems Develops Liquid Cooling for Intel’s Skull Trail MotherboardBoreas MTEC Chassis ST and PURE ST provide unprecedented cooling performance for the fastest, new motherboard on the market Calgary, Alberta – June 12th, 2008 – CoolIT Systems announces its new “ST” line of liquid cooling solutions designed specifically to work with Intel’s D5400XS motherboard (formerly codenamed Skull Trail). The lineup consists of the Boreas MTEC Chassis ST and PURE ST both of which provide maintenance-free, aggressive cooling power to both CPUs and Chipset, reduce noise, and enhance system reliability. The PURE ST easily fits into any chassis with a 120mm fan mount and efficiently cools both CPUs and... Read more...
We just received some photos of a slick, liquid-cooling system for the recently released GeForce 9800 GTX that we thought you'd all like to see.  The shots come by way of Berlin-based Aqua Computer.  Aqua Computer manufactures a number of custom liquid-cooling kits and accessories for everything from processors to hard drives, but their GPU water blocks are particularly trick.         Click For Hi-Res Photos The aquagrafx 9800 GTX cooling system you see pictured here should be available on the company's website very soon.  In addition to its obvious good looks, the aquagrafx 9800 GTX features purified electrolyte copper construction (99.99% pure cooper)... Read more...
Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the home page, we're here to let you know that we have just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Asetek LCLC, Low Cost Liquid Cooling system.  The LCLC may resemble other water cooling setups but it provides many features that set it apart from the pack.  Asetek has attempted to address nearly all of the traditional disadvantages of water cooling compared to air cooling.  First off, the LCLC is a completely sealed system, which means it comes completely pre-assembled.  This eliminates issues of assembly error and makes installation simpler.  A non-toxic, non-flammable liquid and... Read more...
Water cooling has traditionally been considered an extreme solution, pursued by enthusiasts looking for the best cooling performance to squeeze every last drop of performance from their systems. For a long time this wasn't far from the truth and you were unlikely to find a water cooling setup that wasn't hooked up to an overclocked rig. However, in recent years watercooling has become ever more mainstream as evidenced by the number of manufacturers producing entry-level kits. These kits often provide ease of installation and operation at the expense of performance and cost. They also eliminate much of the knowledge barrier to entry to water cooling. Since the early DIY days, water cooling has... Read more...
Asetek Redefines Liquid Cooling with Solution Integrated into HP Blackbird 002 Gaming PC Broenderslev, Denmark, September 6, 2007 – Asetek, the market leader of thermal management solutions for semiconductors, is proud to announce the first ever OEM adopted CPU and GPU integrated liquid cooling solution for the HP Blackbird 002 gaming PC – the ultimate gaming machine designed for extreme performance and upgradeability. Asetek engaged with the HP gaming team at a very early stage in the design process and helped develop the thermal management solution for the HP Blackbird 002. The HP Blackbird 002 exemplifies how utilizing liquid cooling and properly... Read more...
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a type of liquid that has the ability to change color when treated with a magnetic force. The liquid is composed of iron oxide particles, each about 100nm in diameter, coated with plastic and suspended in water. Leading researcher Yadong Yin and colleagues argue that the liquid could replace the color components of conventional LCD monitors as a more economic alternative. "'It is cheap and easy to make, and could also be used in flexible, rewritable, electronic paper, the researchers says.'""'We see applications in various areas, including sensors, optical switches and flexible colour displays…... Read more...
Having just gone out for some last minute stocking stuffers for my significant (very significant if I know what's good for me) other, I can totally relate to this headline and story.  I purchased 6 cartridges in total for an HP Photosmart 8450 printer and it cost me over $170.  Now mind you, the printer itself, almost a full year ago now, cost me like $110. PopPhoto comments on HP's (and many others) racket in the ink business.  You think it's about selling printers?  Guess again.  The ink biz pulls in more profit than a high-end Cat House a when ship full of Navy boys pulls up to port.   "$10,000 per gallon of ink? OPEC, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!... Read more...
Brent from [H] has taken a look at one of the few factory-overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX cards currently available, the liquid cooled Sappire Toxic Radeon X1900 XTX. We took a look at this card back in April when Sapphire was still calling it the "Blizzard".  We ended up being impressed by the card and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It looks like all these months later, the crew at [H] were equally impressed. "We are glad Sapphire is stepping out of the mainstream and giving end users another option with high-end graphics. This is the first factory overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX GPU based video card we have seen. This is also the first fully pre-assembled self-contained liquid... Read more...
This is not your average overclock, that's for sure. The folks over at Madshrimps managed to get the chip running at 3650MHz, and a little beyond. The setup isn't practical for any kind of long term use, but it's cool to see how far you can push some of these newer chips. "At -190°C you might be surprised how high you can overclock a CPU, with a few liters of Liquid Nitrogen to spare we poured it over a Pentium M 780 to see how high it would soar. Of course we don't want to destroy our hardware so we'll show you how to prevent condensation to save your hardware from failure"... Read more...
As if Gigabyte's 3D Aurora case wasn't good enough, Gigabyte also has a stylish water cooling system to go with it. While the 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooler probably isn't the best performing water cooling solution you can buy, it still gets the job done of keeping your hardware cool, and looks great when attached to the 3D Aurora. "There are many liquid cooling solutions out there to choose from, the good things about the 3D Galaxy are it's really good looks, its ergonomic design and its price. As far as being the best cooling solution out there, no it's not that, but it does provide adequate performance for moderate overclocking and in the role of... Read more...
And interesting product has found it's way into the PimpRig labs, a new type of thermal paste. Liquid Metal is the name, and it looks like, well, liquid metal. It's also a bit hard to spread around, as PimpRig found out. They got the paste from a seller on e-bay, so does this stuff actually perform well? "I was shocked when I pulled the cap off the syringe and saw that the needle was still there. I had no idea how the thermal interface material could get through an opening that small until I pressed the plunger slightly over the CPU. A drop of the material came out with no problem and sat there like a ball on the CPU. It was at that point that... Read more...
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