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    MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G Review

    We're looking at the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G, a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock, all for a modest premium of only an extra $25. Sounds pretty good so far. Factor in that AMD is bringing a few new features to the market ...
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    Memory Speed vs. Latency – Clearing up the Confusion

    Introduction We love speed as much as the next performance seeker, and many of us spend great sums of money and loads of time trying to optimize our systems, find the best parts for a new build, and squeezing every bit out of components. Admittedly, some components a...
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    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mITX Chassis Review

    Introduction Earlier this year we took a look at one of Phanteks Evolv mATX Chassis called the Enthoo Evolv. The Enthoo Evolv Chassis took home our Editors Choice award for its outstanding features and solid construction. Since that time, Phanteks has been hard at wo...
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    Nixeus Technology unveils its Nixeus Vue 24″ 1920×1080 144Hz FreeSync™ Gaming Monitor

    Nixeus Technology unveils its Nixeus Vue 24″ 1920×1080 144Hz FreeSync™ Gaming Monitor   The NX-VUE24 is engineered with AMD FreeSync™ to deliver a better PC Gaming Experience! Los Angeles – June 2, 2015 – Nixeus Technology, a leading manufactu...
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ASUSTOR to Exhibit Professional Surveillance Solution at the Axis Solution Conference 2015

ASUSTOR to Exhibit Professional Surveillance Solution at the Axis Solution Conference 2015 ASUSTOR provides a high quality surveillance solution to the professional surveillance domain that is suitable for use in homes and small to medium commercial centers. All-new Surveillance Center functions include automated event action rules, Intelligent Video Analytics, simple and intuitive on-screen controls, configurable video stream resolutions, interactive electronic maps and 49 channels of real-time video surveillance feeds. Date: July 9, 2015 Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 1, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Time: 10:00 – 16:30 Event Website: http://www.axis.com/events/solution-conference-hk-2015/agenda Taipei, Taiwan, June 30th, 2015 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, is now entering the professional surveillance arena. At the Axis Solution Conference 2015, ASUSTOR will be exhibiting a cost-effective yet high quality surveillance solution. All interest parties are welcome to attend. Surveillance Center is an add-on application developed by ASUSTOR that can be run on all ASUSTOR NAS devices. It instantly turns any ASUSTOR NAS into an NVR server that can be used on different multiple operating systems and web browsers. Users can also combine Surveillance Center with ASUSTOR NAS models supporting HDMI to enjoy the exclusive use of the local display function. Users only need to turn on their HDMI TV or monitor to view real-t...


Philips Monitor with Ultra HD Quality and 4K Resolution in New 32-inch Size

Philips Monitor with Ultra HD Quality and 4K Resolution in New 32-inch Size Super-fine UHD 4K resolution for brilliant images with flicker-free technology • 32-inch size provides richer midsized display choices with UHD 4K     Amsterdam, 30 June 2015 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new display with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. The BDM3275UP display – at 32 inches a new size for Philips Monitors with this resolution – responds to growing demand for super-fine resolutions at comparatively modest screen dimensions. Users can look forward to 4K UHD clarity for detail-rich entertainment such as movies and games, as well as for data-intensive office applications. 32 inches of brilliant performance With 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, 4K UHD resolution packs four times as many pixels per inch of screen as Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) and delivers four times the clarity. This latest Philips 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) display makes MMD’s line-up of screen sizes at the ultra-high resolution even more complete, which already features 28-inch, and 40-inch models. Like its co-members of the 4K line-up, the BDM3275UP display is configured for a stunning viewing experience. It offers rich 10-bit colour support for natural, gradation-free colour reproduction, Philips Flicker-Free technology to regulate brightness and reduce flicker, as well as an advanced IPS-AHVA panel for extra-wide viewing angles ...


R9 Fury X and 300 Series Manufacturer Comparisons

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Maybe you’re in the market for a new AMD GPU, but don’t know for sure which one you want. We can’t make the decision for you, but we can give you some side-by-side comparisons so you can easily see how each product differs. Once you find something that looks decent, we’d still recommend checking out reviews for a more in depth look into the performance of the unit, but just seeing galleries of the products can be a huge start. Also note that if you don’t see a back plate slide for a product, it’s usually because it doesn’t have one. Enjoy the slides and we hope this makes comparisons a bit easier. R9 Fury X Gigabyte   HIS   MSI   PowerColor   Sapphire   XFX  


New Platinum PSUs from EVGA and Seasonic

We have some new Platinum rated PSUs on the market and I can’t help but think this has a little to do with the new R9 Fury X. What’s interesting with the EVGA lineup is that they range from 650W to 850W, which is a great range for high-end mini-ITX systems. Seasonic is well known for high quality PSUs already, but they’ll be offering two knew models at 750W and 1050W. Check out the links below.   http://www.evga.com/articles/00943/EVGA-SuperNOVA-850-750-650-P2-Power-Supplies/   http://www.seasonicusa.com/SnowSilent%20Series.htm


MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G Review

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We're looking at the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G, a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock, all for a modest premium of only an extra $25. Sounds pretty good so far. Factor in that AMD is bringing a few new features to the market with the R9 300 series launch, and we're cautiously optimistic for strong gaming value.


 

SP Silicon Power Introduces High Capacity Power Banks with Anti-Slip Rubber Design – Power S102 and Power S82

SP Silicon Power Introduces High Capacity Power Banks with Anti-Slip Rubber Design – Power S102 and Power S82 Taipei, Taiwan – June 25th, 2015 – Catering to the increasing demands for fast and safe charging for mobile devices, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces the launch of its brand new power banks – Power S102 and Power S82, with high capacity of 12000mAh and 8000mAh respectively. In addition to high quality Li-Polymer battery cells, S102 and S82 feature textured rubber back cover that prevents slipping and scratching your devices, and makes it easy to hold. Moreover, users can enjoy a real worry-free mobile life with the S102 and S82 safety protections compliant with highest international standards. Unique Design of Anti-Slip Rubber Cover, Easy and Faster Charging SP puts great efforts into product design to make Power S102 and Power S82 more user-friendly and modish. The Silicon Power professional team expresses, “The front side of S102 and S82 mimics a smartphone’s back cover, allowing an easier and more comfortable touch of holding. The special-textured rubber back cover provides slip resistant and scratch-resistant functions, and makes it a good heat insulator. So users can put their device on the power bank stably and safely.” Power S102 and Power S82 are available in two charming designs – one is a vivid combination of black and red and the other shows elegance with white and grey. Wi...


Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons

Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons Keep a hand on the mouse at all times June 25, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, announces the Thyrsus optical gaming mouse. Named after the staff of Dionysus, the Thyrsus features comfortable, ergonomic design, a high-precision optical sensor, and 6 fully programmable thumb buttons for MMO and MOBA games. 6 Programmable Thumb Buttons for Macro Control Instead of the ordinary 1 or 2 thumb buttons, the Tesoro Thyrsus has 6 buttons positioned for thumb control, making a total of 10 fully independent and programmable buttons. The 64Kb of onboard memory allows users to configure up to 5 gaming profiles, 35 macro keys and 1600 recordable actions. The Tesoro Thyrsus is easy to control in the new, specifically designed software. Gamers can adjust the DPI, polling rate up to 1000Hz, and the multicolor LED illumination as well as program the 6 thumb buttons. Comfortable and Confident Control Omron switch technology gives the Thyrsus added durability, tactile feedback and satisfying clicks. The ergonomic design and rubberized coating on both sides give maximum comfort and grip. Gamers can pick from 6 levels of sensitivity adjustable up to 8200dpi. Accuracy is assured with 150 ips (inches per second) motion detection and 30g acceleration. A braided, 2 meter gold-plated USB cable lends added durability and prevents fraying. New Tesoro User I...


AMD performance powers Samsung thin clients

AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Powers New Line of Samsung All-In-One Thin Client Solutions.   AMD recently announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. selected the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC (system on chip) for a new line of all-in-one cloud monitors featuring integrated thin client technology. The Samsung 21.5-inch TC222W and 23.6-inch TC242W are powered by AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs that couple high-performance compute and graphics capability in a highly integrated, low power design. The AMD SoC improves data transfer rates and saves space on the motherboard, which makes it a perfect fit for the compact form factors required by thin clients. Planned availability starting in Q3 2015, the Windows®-supported Samsung cloud monitors will provide customers with expanded choice, capability and configuration flexibility. Complete with Samsung’s professional-grade display panel, the cloud monitors will create a superior user experience through easy connectivity and high-quality reliability. As a superior option for effective desktop virtualization, Samsung’s thin-client monitors will also enable improved productivity and optimized end-to-end performance.   ◢ Get more details


No Stock Cooler with Skylake? No Problem!

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INTEL is deciding that their K-Series of Skylake chips will be shipping without any kind of cooling solution. I’m sure there are going to be some complaints because regardless, somebody will open the box and be upset that the stock cooler isn’t there. Overall, this is a good move and gives further nods to the idea that Skylake is being designed for overclockers. Currently, the two primary SKUs with unlocked multipliers launching are the Core i7 6700K and the Core i5 6600K. Both are rated at 95W TDP with the 6700 having 4 more threads and 2MB more Cache than the 6600K. With the low power rating, it’s possible that these chips will have quite a bit of overhead for enthusiasts to take advantage of. Considering that stock coolers are barely sufficient at factory clocks to begin with, INTEL is making it very clear that these are truly enthusiast level parts and that we have no right to expect insufficient cooling solutions just to get by. Honestly, this sounds like a good move on INTEL’s part. The only question that remains is if this will reflect in pricing. My best guess is it probably won’t, but it would be nice to see the i7 and i5 flagships release at an even $300 and $200 respectively. I’m not holding my breath and most enthusiasts plan on spending extra for good cooling anyways. On the other hand, with the new PCIe 3.0 lanes coming to the Z170 chipset, there could be some pretty intriguing performance increases once Skylake releases. ...


Addonics Announces the Super Fast and Inexpensive USB 3.1 PCIe 2X Controller

Addonics Announces the Super Fast and Inexpensive USB 3.1 PCIe 2X Controller   SAN JOSE, CA (June 24, 2015) — Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced the Addonics USB 3.1 PCIe controller, a simple and economical solution for adding the latest high speed 10 Gbps USB 3.1 port to desktop computers or servers.   Designed to install into any PCI-Express 2X slot, the USB 3.1 controller can handle data rates up to 10 Gbps on the PCIe 2.0, doubling the speed of USB 3.1. One of the key features is a maximum speed of 10 Gbits/sec, which is twice the speed of USB 3.0 and 20 times the speed of USB 2.0. It is capable of SuperSpeed (10 Gbps, 5Gbps), HighSpeed (480 Mbps), FullSpeed (12 Mbps), and LowSpeed (1.5 Mbps) transactions. The new USB product is hot swappable, which means a drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart. It accesses two USB 3.1 ports via the PCI-Express (PCIe) 2-lane slot and supports both PCIe 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0. The USB 3.1 controller is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and Windows servers. The MSRP starts at $29.99. For more information visit http://www.addonics.com/products/ad2u31px2.php. About Addonics Addonics, headquartered in San Jose, CA, manufactures and markets a broad line of internal/external and mobile storage products. Addonics products are available through the company online store www.shopaddonics.com, major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors, including Amazon.com, PC Connection, CDW...





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