Alienware and Corsair

Alienware

Alienware continues to have a separate development scheme from Dell after their recent acquisition and was showing of some interesting products before the show.

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This Alienware Area-51 m5790 notebook sports a factory overclocked Core 2 Duo processor running at 3.2 GHz with AMD’s ATI Mobility X1900 GPU. 

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The m9750 notebook also uses an overclocked Core 2 Duo processor but ups the ante with the latest NVIDIA SLI Mobility GPUs — right now that is the GeForce 7950.  Alienware reiterated that it would have ‘whatever GPU is the top from NVIDIA at that time’ indicating that something new might be on the horizon from the guys in the green…

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Alienware also had a new system on display for your home theater setup using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor, Windows Vista and HDMI and HDCP ready outputs. 

Corsair

Visiting Corsair’s booth we got to see a glimpse of what the future holds for this long time enthusiast supporting company.

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First up, the obligatory flash drives.  This particular unit is the PadLock that allows you to protect your information on the USB drive by requiring a PIN code before the USB memory will power up.  The fact that this is a hardware lock and not a software lock makes it much more difficult to side step.

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Corsair’s latest flash design is the TurboFlash, a product designed to work with the Windows Vista ReadyBoost technology. 

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This test system that Corsair built for the show was featuring two of the new AMD Quad FX processors being cooled by the Corsair water cooling kit, the Nautilus 500.

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This system was running a Core 2 Extreme X6800 (not QX6700 as the paper indicates); but the real kicker is the Corsair PC2-10000 memory in the system! 

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The memory was running at 656 MHz, or DDR2-1313!  This memory will be available very soon for the overclockers out there.

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