CES Day 1 - Benjamin "Zeus" Heide - Super Talent, Tagan and Team

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Super Talent, Tagan and Team

Super Talent

Super Talent has a fairly large booth in the Sands again this year and while a few years ago this company was relatively unknown in the enthusiast segment, they now have a line of memory products that power some of the highest overclocked computers in the world.  Their DDR3 is currently some of the fastest memory available and their line-up is quite impressive.

Memory Lineup
Memory Lineup

 

They are currently shipping DDR3 up to 1866MHz and will have 4GB kits of this memory (2GB / stick) available in the near future.

Super Talent is also into SSD storage and they have a wide variety of SSD drives in their catalogue.  Drives range in size from 8GB to 256GB and are available in form factors from 1.3" units to 3.5" desktop drives.  SSD storage will really change the face of computing and 2008 looks like a year where prices could drop, technology get faster and SSD could actually be practical for many people.

SSD Drives
SSD Drives
 Inside an SSD Drive
Inside an SSD Drive


Super Talent also has a massive array of flash storage products including Flash drives and media players.  We have pictures of these in the gallery for your viewing pleasure.

 Atomic SuperTalent PSU
Atomic Super Talent PSU

One last Super Talent product that we are pretty interested in is their ATOMIC power supplies.  This power supplies have some innovative quality features that should make them rock solid in your system.  We didn't bring down a load tester and our scope so we'll have to wait until we have one of these units on our bench before we can draw any conclusions.  Their initial offerings will be rated up to 700W.

 

Tagan

If you talk about power supplies with enthusiasts for a while, one name that is likely to come up is Tagan.  They make solid, reliable PSUs that are designed from the ground up for performance and stability.  They also have some cases that you'll either love or hate depending on your taste.  We managed to snap a picture of the El Diablo case and their new color-coded modular PSU.

 El Diablo
El Diablo
Tagan PSU
Tagan PSU

 

The El Diablo case has a large, large 36cm fan on the side with a 25cm fan on the front.  These fans thankfully spin quite slowly.  If they didn't you could easily lose a finger or your hardware would get sucked into the blades and be destroyed.

 

Team Memory

The last stop for me of the day was over at the Team memory booth.  Team is another name that doesn't have a huge presence here in Canada or the USA, but they could.  They carry a wide array of Flash, SSD, DDR2 and DDR3 memory.  This year they plan on releasing DDR3 that comes clocked in at an incredible 2133MHz.  It will be a race between a few companies to see who has it available on a retail shelf first.

SATA & IDE SSD
SATA & IDE SSD
"Elite" Lineup
"Elite" Lineup


  2133MHz DDR3
2133MHz DDR3

 

That wraps up my Day 1 coverage.  Tuesday we spend at the LVCC and with some bigger named companies.  You'll have to wait until tonight to see what we saw, and if there are any more clean butt lovers at the LVCC.  In the meantime, make sure you check out our Daily CES Coverage section as well as our Daily updated CES Gallery.