Our friends over at Futurelooks had a great party on Wednesday night at Palms Place. Not only was it a party, but a product showcase for many of the companies that co-hosted the event. I really like these types of events because you really get one on one face time with companies and it is in a more relaxed environment. We were able to talk with Kingston, Zalman and Zotac so let’s see what they have in store for 2011.
Just about a month ago NVIDIA announced the new Fermi GF110 GPU and the GeForce GTX 580 video card. This will be NVIDIA’s new flagship card replacing the older GTX 480. The GF100 GPU was never what NVIDIA meant it to be and they went back and revised it a little bit for this new line of cards. This means they were able to achieve higher clock speeds and all 512 CUDA cores are enabled. Today we will be looking at a reference model from Zotac, the ZT-50101-10P. Let’s see how this card compares to the competition.
Throughout the years, tech heads like us often treat ourselves with latest gadgets or electronics. But, during this Valentine’s Day, we thought it might be a good idea for you to treat your special someone to something unique. Whether it’s your parent, spouse or even tech hungry teenager, they will love a brand new computer. The best part is the system will be brought to you free by Thermaltake and our awesome industry partners at ZOTAC, Western Digital and Patriot Memory. We are giving away not one, but three complete systems based on Thermaltake’s popular small form factor chassis, Element Q with 200W power supply. And, to celebrate this great occasion, each Element Q chassis has been uniquely painted to reflect your love and affection.
Zotac had a small but interesting showing, being one of the refugees from Sands, which wasn’t used during CES this year. They showed a new nettop, as well as some designs of netbooks, Nvidia graphics cards, and some small nano and mini ITX motherboards.
I spent an afternoon at the Sands this year, something which I was unable to do last year. The Sands exhibitors’ are comprised of primarily foreign exhibitors. Many are Taiwanese; in fact, there’s an entire section of the floor dedicated to Taiwanese companies. There are a few from China, a few from Japan, a few from Canada, and a few from Europe. I visited the boothes of CoolIT, Lian Li, QNAP, Seventeam, Super Talent, and Zotac.
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