As many of you know NVIDIA will be releasing the GeForce GTX 770 graphics card towards the end of the this month. Now there is some new information out that you will be able to flash older GeForce GTX 680 cards with a new BIOS and turn them into GeForce GTX 770 cards. We have heard that the GTX 770 would be using a new chip, the GK104-425 A2, but what if it was just a GeForce GTX 680 in disguise?
Micron Technology, Inc. today introduced the industry’s smallest 128-gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory device utilizing its award-winning 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. The new 128Gb device stores three bits of information per cell, called triple-level-cell (TLC), creating a highly compact storage solution. Measuring 146mm2, the new 128Gb TLC device is more than 25 percent smaller than the same capacity of Micron’s 20nm multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND device. The 128Gb TLC device is targeted at the cost-competitive removable storage market (flash cards and USB drives), which is projected to consume 35 percent of total NAND gigabytes in calendar 2013. Micron is now sampling the 128Gb TLC NAND device with select customers; it will be in production in calendar Q2.
We here at ThinkComputers are very avid gamers. So each Friday we will be covering a game that should help you get through the weekend. The games will range from new games to classics that we still love to play. They also are not limited to just PC games either. If you have a game you think we should cover check out the Gaming Friday thread in the forums.
Today we will be checking out a game that pretty much anyone can play since it is flash-based. Do you like games with waves of enemies that you need to kill? Games that are simple, but will keep you occupied for hours? Well Boxhead More Rooms is the perfect game for you. Read on to see how this flash game is so addicting and where you can play it at.
Recently Bob did an article on finding out the model of your motherboard. Since you usually find out the version of your board’s BIOS at the same time, I thought that an article on updating, or flashing, your BIOS would be a good idea. There were numerous articles on the subject back when I first got into building, and all of them involved a 3.5” floppy drive. Today, nearly all motherboards have multiple options for flashing the BIOS, and normally a floppy isn’t required.
Four years ago Corsair introduced the Flash Voyager USB drive, a USB drive that was practically indestructible. A Year after that they came out with the Flash Padlock, u USB drive that had a keypad on the front that allowed you to lock and unlock it to protect your data. It seems Corsair has put the two together and released the Flash Padlock 2, which is basically the Flash Voyager with the Padlock keypad on the front. So not only can you protect your data with a key code you get the awesome protection of the Flash Voyager design.
Memory maker SanDisk showed off a few new things this year, most interestingly its third generation SSD technology. It received an award for its second generation SSD technology, too. We’d be in error to omit the release of its strange new PMP, too. ThinkComputers checks it out.
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