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Hardware Computex 2009: Hardware Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 1 Jun 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Am I the only one who is underwhelmed by Lynnfield?

    Also - ASUS going the Zotac way with an external 'OC Station'?
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I wonder how durable those graphics cards will actually be. :p

    What exactly is a power phase? Why are 24 power phases so impressive?
     
  4. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    If they can actually put a decent screen and CPU into that XSlim, I would buy that in a heartbeat.

    My main PC is a Toshiba Satellite P206 - one of those 17" desktop replacements. I can carry it around without any real difficulty, but I certainly wouldn't mind some of the weight being taken off my shoulders. But I don't want to give up the bigger screen size and resolution it offers - and I definitely don't want to give up the number pad. If MSI can make the XSlim work, it would be a dream come true for some of us.

    - Diosjenin -
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I'm liking the new Gigabyte X58 board but why are ASUS bothering with that OC station? Personally I think it's an ok idea but why duel bays? Put in a small screen, make it single slot, ditch the USB for power and add an extra moles port, much better.
     
  6. FeRaL

    FeRaL New Member

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    X58, meh...

    I think Intel would see better sales if they just dropped the price of their 1366 boards. From what I understand, the only reason they are priced so high is because Intel isn't allowing any 3rd party chipsets, and therefore can charge an arm and a leg for theirs...
     
  7. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    im a little concerned by the lack of onboard GPUs on the p55's i have seen so far
     
  9. vdbswong

    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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  10. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    EDIT: Fixed

    you know: "A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence."
     
  11. Guest-16

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    It is real - I counted the drivers: 1 driver, 2 FET, 1 small choke. Gigabyte makes the biggest un-necessary dick swing to date.

    And, uh, yea, I really appreciate the confidence in knowing how to do my job :rolleyes:
     
  12. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Are there 2 USB 3.0 ports on the Gigabyte boards? or am I just seeing things.
     
  13. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    what's the RoG overclocking chip do?

    the Asus OC panel looks like just a flashier version of Abit uGuru panel. wish Abit are still around :(

    IMHO the only reason manufacturers include external stations for overclocking is for flashy looks and able to jack up the price. who would want more external crap cluttering up their desktop? monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse is all that's needed on a desktop, everything else should go inside the case.
     
  15. Guest-16

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    It's an additional purchase not a bundled item, and it goes in your case not on your desktop :)

    What RoG OC chip - you mean the MSI Core OC Genie one? I don't know yet, I have a meeting with their performance team tomorrow :)
     
  16. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    ill totally be picking up that gigabyte 785g board when it comes out, bought time i retired my 690g board :)
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It's good to see what I won't get [any time soon].

    The MSI cards could be interesting but for the price, those In-Fail cases are awful, ASUS' OC Station a gimmick nothing more, the Gigabyte boards very interesting, I don't think I'll go AMD for my next CPU so any 785 board is not that interesting.

    Nice round-up though! :thumb:
     
  18. pimlicosound

    pimlicosound New Member

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    Any chance we could get a review of one of In-Win's mini-ITX cases? Overclockers has had a couple of their cases available for a few weeks now, and I'd love to see how they perform with the two Zotac 9300 boards (Atom and C2D).
     
  19. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    MSI XSlim X600 ultra thin and wide notebook - MacBook rip off anyone?
     
  20. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    We're on the list :)
     
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