Archive for May, 2010

Manju Hegde moves to AMD

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I guess you read the title and immediately asked yourself the “Who the fudge is that?!?” question. Well, he’s the founder and CEO of Ageia. Still doesn’t ring a bell? Maybe Ageia‘s only product will – PhysX. Yeah, yeah – he’s the dude behind PhysX and he’s moving to AMD. For what, we don’t know yet, but we’re pretty sure he’s not gonna be a janitor.

Manju Hegde

Will Hegde‘s decision be a problem for nVidia? Will AMD finally have a PhysX implementation? Will graphic cards’ prices fall because of dishonest competition between the two companies? We can only hope 😀

ASRock’s AIWI utility

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

As you probably may know, ASRock has got some really innovative (more commonly referred to as “just weird”) products and technologies in it’s portfolio. Well, guess what – today they announced their latest one – the AIWI.


But wait one second, doesn’t that sound a bit like Nintendo’s Wii? Well yes, it does kinda rip-off Wii‘s name and even it’s function… in typical ASRock fashion, that is.


“I really, really like the Wii controller, but I’m too darn cheap to buy one for my PC! What do I do? Oh, lookie here – an iPhone, I bet this’ll make an excellent motion controller!”

I’m pretty sure those were the exact thoughts of the ASRock employee who came up with the idea.

The rest of the deal is pretty straightforward – you install the AIWI app on both your iPhone/iPod (and probably iPad, though I really want to see someone use it for that) and PC. And, yeah – you’ve got to have an ASRock mobo. Supported platforms so far are intel’s 1366/1156/775 and AMD’s AM2+/AM3.


Official AIWI site is here.

Prolimatech’s new Samuel 17 cooler is coming soon

Monday, May 24th, 2010

You may know the Taiwanese-based cooling manufacturer Prolimatech for it’s top-notch Megahalems, Megashadow and Armageddon coolers. If you haven’t heard of them, chances are you’ve been living under a rock for quite some time.

Anyways, a few minutes ago the Prolimatech dudes officially announced their newest cooler, named Samuel 17 on their Facebook page:

Samuel 17 PR

As you can probably see, this time we’re talking about a low-profile cooler, which will most likely interest HTPC users. It’s base has got six nickel-plated copper heat pipes, which make direct contact with the processor, and convey heat to a dense aluminum fin array that propagates along the plane of the motherboard.

Samuel 17

Supported sockets are intel’s 775/1366/1156 and AMD’s AM2/AM2+/AM3. Let’s hope this time the AMD brackets are shipped with the cooler, rather than being sold in highly limited quantities…

Samuel 17

25mm and 12mm thick 120mm fans are supported, but I’m guessing that with some cable ties you can get any fan you’d like.

Samuel 17

Samuel 17 is expected to be on the market in June. MSRP is rumored to be around 40€, which is equal to ’bout $50.

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