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AMD-derived GlobalFoundries broke ground today on what will become the company's leading-edge manufacturing facility and (according to it, at least) the largest and most technically-advanced fab in the United States. The $4.2 billion facility should start production within two years, and is expected to begin volume production in 2012. Currently, GlobalFoundries predicts the plant will debut using 300mm wafers and 28nm process technology, only to transition to 22nm as it enters volume production. Those numbers frankly seem optimistic. Over the last nine years, it's taken AMD two years or more to launch products at any given node. There were a number of technological issues that had to be overcome... Read more...
Thermaltake today announced their new CPU cooler, SpinQ received CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award as officially announced earlier on CES website. Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press, SpinQ was commented as an outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products: “SpinQ CPU cooler takes the traditional design of a CPU cooler to a whole new level by incorporating an ingenious rotating tooling method to achieve the never-before-seen swirl outlook.” CES Innovations Award is a widely renowned consumer technology awards program since 1976. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association... Read more...
Thermaltake is ready to formally introduce its Xpressar RCS100 Micro Refrigeration Cooling System, which was first shown off at Computex in June. If you haven't yet seen the Xpressar RCS100, it is somewhat similar to the famed VapoChill Vapor Phase-Change Cooling systems we have shown you a few occasions in the past, but Thermaltake's offering differs in that it utilizes a DC Inverter type micro compressor to cool the PC. In fact, Thermaltake is claiming to be the first to use such a design.To quote Thermaltake, the company summarized the Xpressar as "... a micro vapor-compression refrigeration system. The vapor-compression refrigeration system has been the most widely used method for air-conditioning... Read more...
Over the last few years, Thermaltake has had an increasingly greater presence at Computex. The company has used Computex as a launch pad for a number of new products, and this year’s show was no exception. New coolers, cases, power supplies, and even a few gadgets were on display at Thermaltake’s booth.         One of the first coolers on display that caught our eye was the DuOrb, essentially two of Thermaltakes popular Orb coolers combined to form one giant heatsink fan. The DuOrb was designed as a quieter and more efficient replacement for the stock cooling units on high end graphics cards like the GeForce 8800GTX. Thermaltake explained that... Read more...
When going to a party, it's customary to not show up empty handed.  Depending on the type of party, a cake, pastries, a bottle of wine or maybe even your favorite beer are all acceptable items to bring as a gesture to the host, thanking them for the invitation.  When it comes to a LAN party, however, the term 'customary' can take on a totally different meaning. With LAN Parties, it's more about the guests getting to show off their system's performance, their superior gaming skills or the beauty of their custom built dream machines.  Yes, there may be an overdose of caffeine related items, but in the end, it's all about bragging rights... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Now that the long holiday weekend is behind us, and we've all woken from our involuntary tryptophan naps, we thought it was time to get some fresh content posted! Today at HotHardware, we have an article posted where we evaluate the features and performance of two high-end power supply units, the modular Thermaltake Toughpower 750Q and the beastly 1.1KW Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95. Here's a snip from the piece: "Power -- It's one of the most important factors for peak system performance and stability. Yet, the PSU is still an often overlooked PC component. While not as sexy as a high-end motherboard, video card or RAM,... Read more...
Power -- It's one of the most important factors for peak system performance and stability. Yet, the PSU is still an often overlooked PC component. While not as sexy as a high-end motherboard, video card or RAM, the power supplying these components is just as important as the components themselves.  With the heightened demands of the latest computing hardware, ample power is an increasingly important consideration for performance and stability. Dual GPU configurations are now commonplace and CPUs are sporting multiple cores, all of which place greater demand on the PSU.  Throw some overclocking into the mix and a common 550w PSU will crack under the stress, which can end up... Read more...
The Toughpower series is Thermaltake's premium line of power supplies, aimed at the enthusiast crowd. With models starting at 600W, they should be able to handle even extreme applications with ease. The guys over at PC Perspective have a nice review of the flagship model, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W. "If you are in the market for a power supply in the 600~750 watt range, one of the new Thermaltake Toughpower units deserve a close look. The 750W model exhibited very good voltage regulation and stability and was quiet, especially while operating under moderate loads. The overall efficiency is very good and Active PFC, sleeved cables, and a 3-year warranty are added pluses. The... Read more...
There are only a select few PC enthusiasts who like to show off their hardware more than gamers do. With all the questing, spying, and fragging going on, they still find the time to appreciate the machine that grants them such pleasure. As you know though, these days, any old box just won't do. No; something a little flashier than the mundane is needed, especially if you're headed to a big LAN Party. While we've reviewed some great cases over the years here at HotHardware, producing a case that receives a gamer's approval has it's own set of special requirements. At the very least, it needs to look cool, and a single intake fan at the front isn't going to... Read more...
The uniqueness of these CPU Coolers makes the article. They're not kidding when they say "wild", especially when it comes to the silent coolers. Odd looks aside, some of them manage to cool pretty well. "With the fans finally spinning down, we can see that through mounting difficulties, the monstrous heatsinks, predictably, came out on top. While there are no clear cut recommendations to be made today, we're hoping that this review will help clear up any questions and doubts you might have had, and help you on your way to picking out one of the three sinks we see here. Thermaltake has a lot of products to choose from and these are... Read more...
Thermaltake releases the world's first patent design power supply for the high-performance graphics cards NVIDIA and ATI are pushing their video cards faster while Intel and AMD are quickly switching to multi-core processors. Consumers are often left confused regarding the choice of the vast amount of power supplies in the market. Thermaltake Technology's innovational spirits have developed the world's first patent design power supply unit that is dedicated towards the high-performance graphic cards today. Due to the high demand of the 12V rail as specified by NVIDIA and ATI, the Power Express 250W dedicated graphic card power supply is born. The power supply effectively assists... Read more...
Over the past few years, the need for a quality power supply has scaled well with the flow of new hardware. With Overclocking is as popular as ever, stable PSUs are in full demand, and here to answer the call is Thermaltake with their new ToughPower series. "Today, I'm looking at Thermaltake's yet to be available ToughPower 550W power supply. You might ask what's the big deal? Let's say you already have a PurePower / PowerStation ~500W model. While the amount of Watts may be enough, your new components may require more stable voltages and higher amperage (strength of an electrical current). As the name implies, ToughPower is all about stability."... Read more...
Now this is a case that'll look great in your living room. The Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case is a quality case, providing decent cooling with low noise output. With everyone trying to get a piece of the HTPC market, Thermaltake still manages to stand out. "Front the list of specifications it seems like this is not going to be an undersized case that will prohibit the use of all the peripherals you want to install. Full ATX motherboard and power supply support, five 3.5" bays, three 5.25." bays, and seven expansion slots sounds pretty spacious."... Read more...
Last week we brought word of BTXFormFactor's introduction to Cooler Master's BTX offerings. Tonight we have more BTX goodness from the same guys, this time covering Thermaltake's line of BTX cases. "Founded in 1999, Thermaltake has grown into one of the world leaders in computer cooling devices, power supplies, and cases for home and industrial applications. Their case designs are continuously being improved to meet the demands of the users, as well as the high powered components inside. This evolution now includes a few models designed to accommodate systems based on the BTX form factor, which will be covered in this introduction. Here is the... Read more...
Tweaknews has a look at Thermaltake's Swing VB6000SNS ATX Computer Case.  This case aims to have an elegant appearance without sacrificing performance.  Personally, I think the case is pretty sharp, with good looks, a decent feature set and it's priced to sell.  If you're looking for an affordable mid-tower case, this puppy may fit the bill."For a mid-tower case competing in the mainstream market, this is an incredibly solid release. Packed into the small frame of the Swing case we're able to find enough room for everything and more, and virtually all the features of a full tower in a space that doesn't seem cramped. If the interior of the case is a solid point, the exterior of... Read more...
Thermaltake has a new case out, "Swing". It's pretty fashionable for a $60 case, which is good if you're on a budget. The curved face plate might be a turnoff to some though. "Yet another case has been released by Thermaltake, and it goes by the name of Swing. Moving away from the recent trend of strong aluminum cases, Thermaltake created the Swing with a plastic face plate which is reflective enough to be a backup mirror. The case may look nice on the outside, but does it live up to the typical Thermaltake standards on the inside? Is it tool-less? What types of features are loaded into the case? How does it compare to other cases?... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for us to wrap up Monday's headlines. Goodnight all, enjoy the news! Intel Invests $650 Million In U.S. Manufacturing Site Company to Add 300mm Wafer Capacity at New Mexico Fab SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $650 million in the company's existing manufacturing site in New Mexico. The investment will be used to increase the capacity of the 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in Rio Rancho, N.M., called Fab 11X. "Today⬙s announcement signals another important addition to one of Intel's pre-eminent U.S. manufacturing sites, and better positions us to meet customer requirements," said Intel President and CEO... Read more...
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Motherboard @ Tweaktown: Today we've got a brand new motherboard on the chopping block from ASRock, a sub division of ASUS who produce value orientated motherboards. The ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard is based on ULi's new M1695 chipset and offers many innovative features. It has many features such as PCI Express and AGP support and upgradeability to upcoming AMD processors - it's an upgrader's dream." Thermaltake Swing Series Case @ ThinkComputers.org: "Today for review we have another Pre-mod PC case. This one comes from a company that has become very popular and well known for lots of reasons. Thermaltake is considered a big name in the PC community, they make lots... Read more...
Thermaltake is a company that offers a wide variety of products for custom computer builders. Whether you are looking for specialized cooling solutions, such as an active hard drive cooler, a water cooling kit or a quality CPU cooler like the Golden Orb II we recently reviewed, Thermaltake has an answer.  Top that off with Multifunction displays, USB hard drive enclosures, and top of the line chassis, and you'll find that Thermaltake has a multitude of products available to help give your rig a personal touch. The Tai Chi Aluminum Extrusion Case is a new addition to Thermaltake's line of enclosures.  Built out of extruded aluminum, this tower has looks that kill, tons of room and it... Read more...
Those of you who have been around the scene long enough, may remember back in the day of he good ol' Pentium III Coppermine, that the Thermaltake Golden Orb was an HSF force to be reckoned with. Well today, JeffB lays down the cold hard truth about the Thermaltake Golden Orb II.  A second coming of divine coolness?   Pehaps... read it.... Read more...
Whether you're a serious overclocker or simply want a quiet and cool running system, choosing a quality CPU cooler is crucial.  There is no shortage of choices available, making the decision factor a daunting task for some, but taking the time to research the right cooler can result in a positive long term experience. Some coolers specialize in specific tasks, such as low noise or extreme cooling regardless of sound, while others tackle both issues in a single design.  One such cooler that fits virtually any situation is Thermaltake's Golden Orb II.  The Golden Orb II is a behemoth of a cooler that mounts an oversized blue LED fan on a hefty chunk of copper.  Designed to support... Read more...
Hey folks. With one eye half open, I bring you news. We've got some good reviews tonight, including the ultra powerful Athlon64 FX-57, and a guide on setting up multiple monitors. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July(aka Independence Day)... the fact that my stomach feels like it's going to explode is a testament to how good mine was :) Well, enjoy the news. Goodnight! Leadtek 6600GT Extreme Graphics Card Review @ CoolTechZone "Leadtek's midrange product line, which consists of 6600 and 6600GT graphics adapters, is puzzling to say the least. For instance, there are seven variants of 6600 and 6600GT cards from Leadtek. A positive aspect to this would be the fact that you can purchase what... Read more...
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