writes "OCZ recently launched their new RevoDrive X2 PCIe-based SSD product, which is essentially the second coming of OCZ's first gen RevoDrive. This time around the product appears to offer bragging rights in terms of performance levels, but at a price point decidedly more aligned with traditional SATA-based SSD solutions. Versus other, significantly more expensive PCI Express SSD cards on the market, the RevoDrive X2 delivered impressive performance when tested against the likes of Fusion-io's ioXtreme product. What's perhaps more impressive is that the RevoDrive X2 drops in at a cost of around $2.57 per GB for at 240GB card. This is on par or lower than a single standard SATA-based SSD with a similar capacity. You can also boot from RevoDrive X2 as well, which can't be said for Fusion-io cards currently."
writes "AMD launched yet another high-end graphics card based on their Radeon HD 5800 series technology and this time it's a dual-GPU variant. Considering the fact that AMD's Radeon HD 5870 is currently the fastest single-GPU powered graphics card currently on the market, the new dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 5970 should offer performance that completely outclasses any other single graphics card on the market right now. The card has 3200 stream processors under the hood, though its graphics engines are built on 40nm manufacturing technology, so power consumption isn't actually too insane. The card does exceptionally well in the usual benchmarks, as expected."Link to Original Source