Release roundup: 3D displays, new coolers, and more

We’ve got a little bit of everything in this week’s roundup of miscellaneous product launches and announcements: new coolers, a 3D display, some RAM, and a high-end motherboard.

  • Cooler Master unveils Hyper 612 PWM CPU cooler. This tower-style heatsink is an impressive specimen, with its six copper heat pipes, copper base, and array of aluminum fins tipping the scales at 1.78 lbs (806 g) all put together. Add another quarter pound or so for the 120-mm PWM sleeve-bearing fan, and you’ve got one chunky cooler. Chunky and quiet, that is—Cooler Master quotes a minimum noise level of 9 dBA for the fan’s lowest rotational speed of 600 RPM.

  • Corsair announces availability of White Vengeance LP DDR3 memory. No, this isn’t a throwback to American History X. The title of Corsair’s press release actually refers to “Special Edition Arctic White” memory, which brings together high density, low voltage, and limited height. The kit includes two 4GB DIMMs rated for operation at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings and a 1.35V voltage setting. The modules are only 1.03″ tall, so they should play nice with some of the beefier CPU coolers out there.

  • MSI Launches the World’s first PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard. MSI’s Z68A-GD80 (G3) motherboard isn’t strictly a new product, since it launched last month. MSI claims it’s the “world’s first” motherboard to feature third-generation PCI Express connectivity, and it has a fairly generous set of features to top it off, from dual Gigabit Ethernet to triple PCIe x16 slots and a completely revamped UEFI interface called ClickBIOS II. And as icing on the cake, MSI tells us this board now comes with five years of warranty coverage.

  • ViewSonic drives display innovation with new 3D Vision LED monitor. ViewSonic’s new 3D display has a 24″ panel with a 1080p resolution, LED backlighting, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 2-ms response time, and 300 cd/m² brightness. The company also chucks in a pair of 2W SRS Premium Sound speakers and an Nvidia 3D Vision kit, which includes the wireless station and active-shutter glasses. Total price: $499.

  • Zotac unveils water-cooling solutions. Zotac has actually announced two products this week. One of those is the Omni liquid cooler, pictured below, which is self-contained and supports Zotac’s GeForce GTX 580, 570, and 480 graphics cards. The other is the GeForce GTX 580 Infinity Edition, which comes with an Omni cooler pre-installed and features a core clock speed of 815MHz and a memory speed of 4100MT/s. Check out Zotac’s website for more details.

Considering the price of standalone 3D Vision kits, I suppose $499 for one of those plus a 24″ 1080p display isn’t a bad deal. That said, I’d still personally rather go with an IPS display—perhaps Dell’s $399 UltraSharp U2412M—and plain-jane 2D graphics.

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    • Meadows
    • 8 years ago

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    • internetsandman
    • 8 years ago

    Great. PCIe Gen 3. Now what?

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 8 years ago

      Yes, sir, yes… Um… Let me get back to you on that next year…

      • Krogoth
      • 8 years ago

      Completely pointless as they are no PCIe 3.0 devices on the market.

      It will remain the case for a year.

        • Farting Bob
        • 8 years ago

        -If you are in the market for this type of board (all the other features of it) and plan on keeping this board long enough to take advantage of PCIe3 cards then why not? I doubt it will command a huge premium on its own, and its a high end board with or without PCIe3 so its not as bad as some products where x new standard that no-one supports yet is its only selling point.

    • albundy
    • 8 years ago

    has anything really beaten the Prolimatech Megahalems obelisk death stare? Its so large, that it needs an extra zipcode! hopefully coolermaster can compete with that.

    “it has a fairly generous set of features to top it off, from dual Gigabit Ethernet to triple PCIe x16 slots.”

    This came standard on my msi 790fx board from 3 years ago, and i am sure its pretty minimal these days when comparing to other board makers offers. also, they removed SPDIF coax from this new board.

    “And as icing on the cake, MSI tells us this board now comes with five years of warranty coverage.”
    bunch of A-holes only gave me 1 year 3 years ago! but not a problem since! 🙂

      • Dashak
      • 8 years ago

      It probably doesn’t beat the Noctua NH-D14.

    • destroy.all.monsters
    • 8 years ago

    I wonder when the sister ram to the White Vengeance ram – Prussian Blue – comes out.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 8 years ago

    $400 bucks so I can wear some dorky glasses, look at a crappy TN panel and give myself a headache?

    FAIL.

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 8 years ago

      Yea, I was going to say, “…does it come with the dragon? If so, sold.”

      • cygnus1
      • 8 years ago

      Correction SGT, $500 ($499) so you can wear some dorky glasses, look at a crappy TN panel and give myself a headache

      • Palek
      • 8 years ago

      And as if that was not enough, there’s also this:
      [quote<]The company also chucks in a pair of 2W SRS Premium Sound speakers[/quote<] 2W SRS is about as far away from Premium Sound as it gets.

    • DarkUltra
    • 8 years ago

    “I’d still personally rather go with an IPS display —perhaps Dell’ s $399 UltraSharp U2412M —and plain-jane 2D graphics.”

    Unless you’ve experienced windows and games at 120hz :-> But why make compromises, both dvi and ips is capable of 16:10 and 120hz.

    • flip-mode
    • 8 years ago

    The Hyper 612 is almost a clone of the Scythe Ninja.

    White Vengance? Ugh.

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