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ASUS Announces AMD Radeon R9 and R7 200 Series Graphics Cards

— The new AMD Radeon graphics cards feature exclusive cooling technologies, superior components and performance enhancing options for ultra-stable operation — Fremont, CA (October 8, 2013) – ASUS today announces the launch of its R9 200 and R7 200 Series graphics cards, powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 series graphics-processing units (GPUs). As dedicated gamers have come to expect from Republic of Gamers (ROG), the new Matrix R9 280X graphics card feature exclusive technologies, overclocked core speeds and performance enhancing options. The new R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X DirectCU II models are overclocked to perform faster than reference designs while also featuring DIGI+ voltage-regulator modules (VRMs) for a smooth and stable power supply and GPU Tweak software for tuning the graphics card. The new R7 250 and R7 240 cards benefit from many exclusive ASUS technologies and tools including Super Alloy Power components for superior stability, dust-proof fans for improved card lifespan and GPU Tweak. Matrix — Push the limits The Matrix R9 280X graphics cards benefit from a copper-based thermal design that conducts heat away from the GPU with greater efficiency. Compared to reference Radeon R9 280X designs, ROG Matrix R9 280X cards operate up to 20% cooler and three times (3X) quieter. Coupled with dual 100mm cooling fans, gamers can enjoy ultra-cool and stable game play with minimal noise. The Matrix R9 280X Platinum Edition’s core runs a...

VisionTek Announces Five New Graphics Cards

New graphics card line based on Graphics Core Next architecture priced from $79.00 MSRP to begin shipping October 14   October 8, 2013, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh® computers, announced today five new VisionTek Radeon™ graphics cards built with the recently introduced Advance Micro Devices (AMD) Radeon R7 Series and R9 Series GPUs. Priced from $79.00 MSRP, the new VisionTek Radeon graphics cards will utilize award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, install in any open PCIe 3.0 slot, and will begin shipping Monday, October 14. Expected street price range for the line is from $69.00 to $299.00. Five VisionTek Cards for Every Gaming Desire and Budget With over two decades of video card development experience, VisionTek is well positioned to develop cutting edge graphics cards that introduce new standards of visual, audio, and compute capabilities. The new line of five cards is comprised of three Radeon R7 Series cards that bring an ideal balance of performance and features, and two Radeon R9 Series cards made for gamers who demand the best. The entire R7/R9 Series is the first to offer complete support for the DIRECTX® 11.2 graphics standard which offers stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting, and lifelike imagery. Additionally, the VisionTek line offers the following AMD technologies: ·...


The new Radeon R9 280X is based on the AMD HD 7970 GHz Edition design. MSI has taken their highly successful dual fan cooler from the GAMING Series and put it on the new card. They also included an overclock out of the box and software voltage control. Full Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_280X_Gaming/

Club 3D presents Radeon R9 280X and R9 270X PokerSeries

Club 3D launches Radeon R9 280X and 270X graphics cards Yes, this is the press release for the new Club 3D Radeon R9 280X and 270X graphics cards. But let’s start with a round of applause for the outgoing HD 7970 and 7950! Since their introduction almost two years ago the HD 7970 and HD 7950 have been on top of the GPU food chain and, as a result of the recent price repositioning, are still very capable performers offering great value for money. But now it’s time to announce their successors in the high end, enthusiast segment. A new era in gaming has begun and gamers who demand the best deserve a new class of GPU’s. These GPU’s will carry the R9 label from now on. When you see an R9 card you can easily distinguish it as an enthusiast product. AMD RADEON IS GAMING Club 3D Radeon R9 280X royalQueen and royalKing A staggering level of performance delivered at a very attractive price! We are proud to announce the Radeon R9 280X. Armed with 2048 Stream Processors, 3Gb of GDDR5 memory, a 384 bit memory bus and 6000MHz memory speed combined with a clock speed of 1000MHz for the royalQueen version and 1100MHz for the royalKing version, the R9 280X allows you to play Battlefield 4 at 2560x 1440 resolution at maximum settings. Connect 4 monitors and enjoy all the performance that the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture has to offer and up to 6 monitors with Club 3D MST Hub 3×1. The Club 3D Radeon R9 280X cards are fitted with our high performance CoolStream cooling so...


Now Accepting Pre-Orders San Diego – October 8, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) announced today that it will launch its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android, in limited quantities, on December 10, 2013. Mad Catz also announced that it has begun accepting pre-orders with a MSRP of $249.99. “The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android has attracted strong interest due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and the ecosystem of accessories,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “M.O.J.O. is the center piece of our GameSmart™ mobile initiative and brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform.” Confirmed specifications for M.O.J.O. include an NVIDIA® Tegra®4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, HDMI out capabilities with full 1080p resolution, Bluetooth, microSD™ Flash Slot with support for SDXC™ Cards up to 128GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and the Android 4.2.2 operating system. For additional information and to pre-order, please visit: www.madcatz.com/mojo/   About Mad Catz Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a leading global provider of innovative interactive entertainment and leisure products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; publishes games unde...

MSI GT70 Workstation Certified By ISV Ascon – Kompas 3D

Kompas 3D MSI provides the latest GT70 2OK mobile workstation to *ASCON, a Russian engineering software developer of CAD, AEC, PLM for reliability and compatibility tests. MSI mobile workstation is the ideal solution for engineers, whose professions are to work on 3D-intensive applications. Then many businesses are also conducting remote work monitoring so that they can check on what staff are doing so have a look into that if you have remote staff. After passing long running tests of ASCON-Kompas 3D V14; Ascon certified MSI as an official hardware partner with the full functional compatibility. “Popularization of cloud services gives more freedom to work remotely. But when it comes to the use of professional design tools and 3D- modeling, the clouds is not enough! Therefore, mobile workstation capabilities become extremely important. ASCON always focuses on usability of its users, so mobile workstation is the answer to the increasing need of mobile users in the workplace.” –by Eugene Bulynina– deputy director of ASCON A distinctive feature of mobile workstation series is the NVIDIA Quadro graphics card. MSI launched complete range of workstation solutions for the most demanding professionals. Graphics card options are K2100M, K3100M to K4100M. NVIDIA Quadro graphics support the latest standards of OpenGL, DirectX and CUDA technology. MSI workstations assure better computing capability, software compatibility, and upgradable possibility. Get more configura...

Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

Today, we are going to provide you with a bit of an exclusive look at a more ‘consumer directed’ variation of a new driver-less PCIe SSD, the recently announced Mach Extreme MX-Express driver-less PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD. The MX-Express is a LSI SandForce driven PCIe SSD, available in 128, 256, 512 and 1TB capacities and has listed speeds of 800MB/s for both read and write data transfer, with up to 100,000IOPS. Warranty for the MX-Express is 2 years and availability is much more prevalent in Europe than North America, although we did find availability with My Digital Discount in the USA. Full Review: http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/mach-xtreme-technology-mx-express-driver-less-pcie-2-0-x2-ssd-review/

Club 3D presents Radeon R7 260X royalKing and R7 250 and 240 cards

Club 3D launches Radeon R7 260X, 250 and 240 cards It´s not a secret that AMD has had the performance lead at any important price point over the past few years. Graphics cards like the Radeon HD 7850, 7790, 7770 and 7750 have proved to be impressive performers while being very affordable. Compared to other offerings in the market they still are great products. Graphics Core Next architecture, DisplayPort 1.2 outputs, DirectX 11 support and Clock Speeds of over 1 GHz, the HD 77XX and 78XX series delivered High End specs at a Mid Range price point. With the launch of the new Radeon R7 range this development will be continued further. The different segments will be clearly distinguishable by the new label they carry. R9 stands for the enthusiast, High End segment, while the R7 label contains capable performers in the Mid Range segment. RADEON is Gaming Club 3D is proud to announce: Club 3D Radeon R7 260X royalKing Powered by the Bonaire GPU featuring 896 Stream Processors a boost Clock speed of 1160 MHz, 2Gb of GDDR5 memory running at 6600MHz and featuring 2x DVI, HDMI and DP 1.2 outputs, the Radeon R7 260X is built to perform. The AMD Graphics Core Next architecture is now the foundation of a common architecture that includes 100% of the next generation consoles, the new Mac Pro and the AMD Radeon R7 and R9 GPU’s. This represents a massive vote of confidence by the industry in AMD’s favor. GCN is a huge step forward, firmly placing AMD in the new era of heterogeneous co...

AMD Radeon R9 270X 2 GB

AMD’s new Radeon R9 270X matches last generation’s HD 7950 in performance, while still coming at an attractive $200 price point. We were a bit disappointed by the reference design cooler, but board partners will soon release their own designs with custom heatsinks that will perform better. Full Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_270X/  

MSI launches R9 and R7 Graphics cards

Stay cooler, Game faster MSI is pleased to announce its new Graphics Cards based on AMD’s new R9 and R7 200 series GPUs. Featuring new models in the OVERCLOCKING, GAMING and CLASSIC segments, MSI is catering to the needs of everyone gearing up for Q4’s most anticipated gaming titles such as Battlefield 4. MSI’s new R9 270X HAWK is an engineering masterpiece. Redefining the performance segment with high-end design, components and features packed into a card that wows with its excellent cooler and overclocking performance. MSI’s GAMING graphics cards get a boost with no less than three models based on the R9 280X, R9 270X and R9 270. Applauded for their excellent all-round performance, the GAMING line-up takes the hassle out of overclocking thanks to the MSI GAMING APP making it an excellent choice for anyone that wants to get right down to what’s important for them, play games with more FPS. MSI R9 270X HAWK – Stay cooler The new MSI R9 270X HAWK, featuring the popular Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler is setting a new standard for thermal performance. Sound Chamber testing showed the R9 270X HAWK nearly inaudible during benchmarking. In fact, measurement has shown that the sound level of the card barely increased from idle 20.64 dBA to full load (Furmark burn-in testing) 21.35 dBA. This excellent cooling performance puts the R9 270X HAWK in an great position for overclockers to overclock their graphics card to get more performance. The R9 27...

ADATA Adds Mystique to External Storage Options

Company’s New DashDrive Choice HC630 HDD Shimmers with Allure Taipei, Taiwan – October 8, 2013 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has added another attractive storage gadget to the company’s popular DashDrive Choice family. With a USB 3.0 interface, the HC630 also boasts a gorgeous metal surface with sparkling etched patterns that reflect users’ outgoing style. Weighing in at just 160 grams (5.6 ounces), the fashionable, lightweight design of the HC630 is a welcome change from the dark and drab colors that are most often seen on this kind of device. Complementing the eye-catching exterior is an LED indicator that shows the transfer status of the drive. Furthermore, a raised lip around the edges helps protect the surface from scratching when the drive is placed on a flat surface. The HC630 has dimensions of 115 x 78 x 15mm (4.5 x 3.0 x 0.6 inches), and underneath the elegant surface is a dependable 2.5” SATA HDD, which provides high-speed data transfer in temperatures ranging from 5°C (41°F) to 50°C (121°F). For added security and convenience, purchasers of the HC630 are eligible for free downloads of ADATA’s proprietary HDDtoGo software. HDDtoGo offers valuable encryption and synchronization functions, which are becoming increasingly important in today’s world of increased digital mobility. Availability The DashDrive Choice HC630 will be available in capacities of 500 g...

3DMark is Steam’s Daily Deal, 66% off for 48 hours

3DMark is today’s Daily Deal on Steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/223850/ 3DMark on Steam 3DMark includes three benchmarks – Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike – for testing everything from notebooks to high-end gaming PCs. Designed for gamers, overclockers and system builders, 3DMark Advanced Edition improves upon the free version by allowing you to: Run each test individually – skip the tablet and notebook tests when benchmarking a gaming PC. Unlock the Fire Strike Extreme preset for testing PCs with multiple GPUs. Use custom settings to explore your PC’s limits. Use benchmark looping for testing your PC’s stability when overclocked. Earn Steam Achievements(!) and compete for the fastest PC on Steam leaderboards. Move your key freely between the Steam and standalone versions.


Crucial M500 960GB

The improvements of a solid state drive over a traditional hard drive, in our opinion, are nothing short of astounding. So scintillating is the difference that you'll wonder how you ever survived without one. Controller tech, speeds, and storage sizes are the golden trifecta of SSD success, and today we're looking at the Crucial M500 960GB drive that is poised to address all three.

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