Release roundup: Computex edition
We've already spent all week covering product releases from Computex, but... well, it's Computex. That means we still have plenty of fodder left for our weekly roundup.
- Corsair launches Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 memory. Corsair's new system memory family includes 4GB and 8GB modules, which are clocked at speeds ranging from 1600MHz to 2933MHz and sold in kits of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Other features include eight-layer circuit boards, memory chips "specially selected for speed and overclocking headroom," XMP 1.3 profiles, and aluminum heatsinks that are available with silver, red, blue, and gold accents. There's even an optional Vegenance Pro Airflow fan. You'll find the full spec list here. Oh, and for the record, Corsair says it demonstrated a 3200MHz Vengeance Pro kit at Computex—but it doesn't look like that model has been officially released yet.
- Enermax intros eye-catching CPU coolers. Enermax's ETS-T40-Black Twister and ETS-T40-White Cluster are multi-socket, tower-style coolers with 120-mm PWM fans and quad 6-mm heat pipes. They'd look pretty inconspicuous if it weren't for the special "Thermal Conductive Coating" on their fins and heat pipes. The coating purportedly enables "better velocity of thermal transference" and helps prevent the metal from oxidizing. The ETS-T40-Black Twister has a black version of the coating, while the ETS-T40-White Cluster has—you guessed it—a white version. Both models will be available in July for $49.99.
- Super Talent introduces UltraDrive MX3 SSD. This new solid-state drive from Super talent has a 2.5" form factor, a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, and peak read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 400MB/s, respectively. The compnay offers an MLC version of the drive in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB flavors. There's also an SLC version, which is coming out in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, but the official spec sheet doesn't quote transfer rates for that one. Warranty coverage is two years across the board.
- ZOTAC doubles Zbox processing power. You won't find Haswell inside this Zbox ID90 from Zotac, but there's still a very fast processor under the hood: the Core i7-3770T, which has four cores, eight threads, a 2.5GHz base speed, a 3.7GHz Turbo speed, and a 45W power envelope. The ID90 also has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet, a "high-amperage" USB port, a Windows Media Center remote and receiver, and a VESA mount. You can get this system either as a barebones machine or with 4GB of memory and 500GB of mechanical storage built in. (The version with the extra stuff is called the ID90-Plus.)
Those Enermax coolers are actually sitting in our labs right now, because we're curious to see how they compare to more conventional, uncoated solutions. Stay tuned.