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Cooler Master Announces NotePal I300

Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 – Cooler Master, an innovative creator of laptop coolers, Apple accessories, and other mobile products, today reveals a new thin, lightweight, and effective laptop cooling pad, the NotePal I300. Slim. Slender. Smooth. Coming in at a slim 36mm (1.4″) thickness at its smallest point with a lightweight metal mesh, plastic, and rubber build, NotePal I300 is amongst the thinnest and lightest weight laptop cooling pads that support up to 17” laptops. It offers two height adjustment settings to provide options for ergonomic viewing and typing angles. It also packs a powerful 160mm fan that manages to deliver crucial airflow to cool your notebook while remaining comparable to whisper quiet. These features are rounded out by a soft blue LED lighting effect that creates a calming ambiance while using your laptop. NotePal I300 will be available in early October, 2012. Price and availability will vary based on region and/or country. Click here for more details: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=10016&product_name=NotePal%20I300 About Cooler Master Cooler Master was founded to provide the best thermal solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment more than two decades ago, we continue to invest in product development in order to provide leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, funct...



GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology. “A number of new features and technologies make their debut on the AMD platform, including Ultra Durable 5 technology, Dual UEFI 3D BIOS, Digital Power delivery, triple display support and Lucid Virtu MVP,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE. “These new FM2 series motherboards offer outstanding value for any DIY builder looking to harness the improved performance of AMD’s Trinity APUs.” The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 – Maximizing Trinity Performance The flagship GIGABYTE FM2 series motherboard comes in the shape of the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, designed to push AMD A-Series APUs to the limit with GIGBAYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology. Digital power controllers ensure high capacity, high current power delivery which, when coupled with high speed memory support, combine to push the onboard AMD 7000 series graphics processor to the absolute maximum. Tested and Verified on HWBOT.org Respected overclocker and HWBot.com aficionado, Massman, managed to push the ...



Lian Li Announces PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis – PC-7H. Supporting ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, the elegant PC-7H gives DIY builders a simple yet functional design with many tool-less options. The Lian Li PC-7H can hold up to four 3.5” hard drives and one 2.5” SSD in the HDD cage in the front of the chassis. The 3.5” drives are secured into place using thumbscrews with rubber suspensions to reduce vibrations. For those looking to modify this all aluminum chassis, the HDD cage can be easily removed. Above the HDD cage are the three 5.25” drive bays. Thanks to the tool-less design of the bays, DIY builders can easily install optical drives. Two 140mm fans in the front of the chassis pull cool air into the chassis. The bottom 140mm fan blows air directly on the HDD cage, while the upper fan pushes air across the motherboard and expansion cards. The front panel is tool-lessly removable, making it easy to clean and maintain the air filters. The rear 120mm exhaust fan pulls hot air out of the chassis. For those looking for more cooling options, there is space on the top panel for two 120mm fans, and more room for another 120mm fan on the side panel. The motherboard tray features several cutouts for easy cable management, and the PC-7H accommodates CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.6”) in height. The PC-7H has 8 vented expansion slots with thumb screws. Expansion cards up to 400mm (15.7”) are supported. Power supplies up to 250mm (...



Noctua introduces 40, 60 and 92mm A-series fans

Noctua today introduced the first three models of its new A-series of premium quality quiet fans: The NF-A4x10, NF-A6x25 and NF-A9x14 all feature Noctua’s novel AAO frames and the series’ signature Flow Acceleration Channels for reduced boundary layer separation and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Reference class SSO2 bearing and 6 years manufacturer’s warranty make the new models a stand-out choice for all noise-sensitive 40, 60 and 92mm applications. “We have been getting a lot of requests for 40 and 60mm models both from our industry clients and customers who seek to replace noisy fans in network and storage solutions”, says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. “We’re confident that the new NF-A4x10 and NF-A6x25 are highly competitive offerings for these types of applications, their efficiency really pushes the boundaries in these form factors.” Noctua’s new A-series fans use a novel aerodynamic design measure called Flow Acceleration Channels that allows them to significantly improve the airflow to noise performance of conventional, uniform blade shapes. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, Flow Acceleration Channels reduce suction side flow separation and thus lead to better efficiency and lower vortex noise. Another aspect that contributes to the NF-A4x10’s and NF-A6x25’s outstanding performance is their reduced motor hub size: Thanks to a streamlined, compact motor design, their ...



Easy gaming with MSI FM2 models

Easy gaming with MSI FM2 models New AMD APUs power great out of the box performance With the availability of AMD’s new lineup of APUs MSI, the world leader in extreme performance mainboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the availability of a new lineup of Socket FM2 mainboards. Amongst the models available are the full-fledged FM2-A85XA-G65 Gaming mainboard, compact MicroATX models and a brilliant miniITX model with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Aiming to deliver the best gaming performance you will find the FM2-A85XA-G65 equipped with an amazing feature set to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience for the AMD platform. OC Genie II boosts the APUs CPU & GPU performance, Memory performance is enhanced with support for both AMP and XMP memory overclocking profiles. And MSI clock generator allows for much faster bus speeds which increases the performance of Dual Graphics and CrossFire even further! This is topped off with the first DigitALL PWM with Military Class III on a MSI mainboard. Enhanced for gaming The FM2-A85XA-G65 is truly optimized to deliver the best gaming experience for integrated graphics. There’s a Gaming Device Port with enhanced polling for gaming mice/keyboards. OC Genie II boosts both the CPU & GPU performance of the APU. both AMP and XMP memory profiles are supported for easy memory overclocking. Both Dual Graphics and CrossFire are supported to give the best flexibility and performance when it comes to graphics cards. and la...



ECS Launches A85F2-A Golden Socket FM2 Motherboard

Press Release – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals the newest production of Black Series AMD Gold Limited Edition: A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard. The ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN builds on their already strong performance of FM2 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features in the Trinity technology platform and also adapting the exclusive gold plating technology for the strictest quality and a higher outstanding performance. The individually-numbered, handcrafted motherboards are stunningly outfitted in cool black with gold plated key components, giving A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard a sophisticated and classy appearance that is unprecedented in the PC motherboard industry. Key features include: World 1st AMP Technology support to take the full advantage of their unique operating design, newest graphical uEFI BIOS: EZ BIOS, with stunning user-friendly interface and easy-to-use function radically takes full advantage of the performance, high-end gaming, multi-tasking and Windows 8 support, ATI CrossFireXTM graphics support with next generation PCI Express 2.0 to achieve the ultimate in 3D gaming performance, separate 4 display output design allowing users to fully satisfy their visual quality and growing demand. Huge high speed storage capacity ECS A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard is one of the most powerful and reliable AMD FM2 Socket motherboards for gaming solution. In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features 2 PCIe...



Meet the 2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) – formerly codenamed “Trinity”

New AMD A-Series Processors Bring Faster Speeds, High Core Count and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics to Do-It-Yourself PC Enthusiasts and Gamers With up to 4 “Piledriver” Cores, 4.2 GHz of Processing Speed and the New FM2 Infrastructure, the Latest AMD APUs Enable an Immersive Microsoft Windows 8 experience and an Easy Upgrade Path SUNNYVALE, Calif. —10/2/2012  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced retail and distribution channel availability of its second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs. These new APUs target do-it-yourself (DIY) PC builders, mainstream gamers and value-added resellers who want to upgrade their PC infrastructure with affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores and fast processing for outstanding responsiveness. The second generation desktop AMD A-Series APU is available at prices ranging from $53 to $122 USD1. Compared to similarly priced competitive offerings, the new APUs offer more cores, more speed, best-in-class entertainment experiences and an easy upgrade path based on a stable socket infrastructure2. AMD APU users also gain access to the AMD AppZone and a comprehensive list of accelerated applications that leverage the full compute power of the APU. With hardware-accelerated support for DirectX® 11 on AMD Radeon™ graphics and AMD Eyefinity technology delivering a more immersive experience, the AMD A-Series APUs are the ideal solution fo...



 
 
 
 
 

AMD Trinity A10-5800K Review

It has been sometime since we have seen any big changes from the AMD Camp. Intel successfully released IvyBridge months ago, and AMD seemingly gave up the chase for the performance crown after Bulldozer didn't live up to expectations. These factors, plus industry conditions over the last few years, changed AMD's business strategy. Now they are instead focusing on their successful APU's (Accelerated Processing Units) as well as the mobile sector. For those not familiar with AMD's APU's, they developed the world's first processor that was coupled with an on-die graphics processing unit. They called it Fusion technology. Fusion started in 2011 with AMD's "E" series processors codenamed Zacate, which did not offer very high performance; however, it was AMD's first round with their new Fusion technology. Zacate did not make a huge impact in the desktop market, but it offered a low price in primarily the laptop market. It also offered a much better integrated graphics package than its rival Intel. Although Zacate was AMD's entry level product, it offered a better all around package than Intel's Atom processors at a lower price point. Next came the long awaited Llano platform that was based on the same Fusion technology. It included the same x86 cores as Zacate, and it had up to four cores using a 32nm die coupled with a Radeon 6550D on-die GPU (400 Radeon cores). We saw up to 90% of the performance of AMD's retired Phenom II series, and the icing on the cake was that this...





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