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Not Upgrading to Skylake could be Worth the Wait

Some people out there don’t understand what waiting to upgrade means. The rest of us know that once we sink a few hundred dollars into a nice upgrade, we aren’t putting anything new in our computers for a while, possibly even years. Skylake has been a great release with the return to good overclocking and some amazing chipset features on the Z170 boards, but if you’re still on the fence about whether to upgrade or not, there could be one good reason to hold out for just another year. In case you haven’t noticed, memory is in a state of flux. You may be thinking that DDR4 isn’t that big of a deal, and you’d sort of be right. Where memory is making huge improvements is in graphics cards, storage and caches in CPUs. The ability to 3D stack memory chips on top of one another is revolutionizing the way typical computing handles various memory work loads by exponentially increasing bandwidth. In the case of Skylake, the architecture is doing a great job, but the CPU cache is made up of the same ole’ same ole’. Broadwell didn’t get as much attention as Skylake because on an enthusiast level, it was pretty difficult to overclock. However, Broadwell introduced us to 128 MB of eDram in the L4 cache. If the number doesn’t blow you away on it’s own (128 MB of L4 cache!!!), the fact that the i7 5775C outperforms the 6770K in gaming performance should be enough to get your attention and I’m not talking about the int...



Giada Introduces a Compact, Fanless Mini PC – F103D

Giada Introduces Fanless Mini PC – F103D Stands out with solid performance, rich connectivity and ultra-thin design September 24, 2015, Brea, California – Giada Technology, an industry leader in Mini PCs, embedded systems and servers for small & medium enterprises, is proud to unveil a compact fan-less mini PC system – the F103D. With a powerful new Intel® Baswell Processor and lower power consumption, the F103D primarily targets organizations in industry control applications and will provide a perfect solution for digital signage including electric white boards, outdoor ads, cinema trailers and other types, all in glorious 4K resolution. The F103D adopts the latest Intel® Braswell N3150/N3050/N3000 Processor using the 14nm process technology that is greatly improving data processing performance while reducing the power consumption. (TDP 4-6W), thus offering a well-balanced cost/performance ratio. With the latest Intel® HD graphics GPU core, the F103D ensures stunning 4K output for digital signage. The Giada F103D supports Dual Channel Memory with onboard 2GB DDR3 memory for standard use. If more performance is required for e.g. video playback of 4K@30Hz, an additional 2GB DDR3L SO-DIMM is required to guarantee smooth operation. F103D’s fanless design and excellent cooling solution makes it stable during high performance running. In addition, it applies the Giada self-developed and patented JAHC (Jehe Active Hardware Control) unmanned technology, making ...



New Philips monitor offers great Quad HD pictures on compact 25-inch

New Philips monitor offers great Quad HD pictures on compact 25-inch Ultra-narrow bezel makes the screen feel larger Flicker-Free technology reduces eye fatigue SmartErgoBase enables people-friendly ergonomic adjustments Amsterdam, 24 September 2015 MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, launches a new 25-inch monitor with AH-IPS LED display with Quad HD resolution. This means crystal clear images on a compact screen. The monitor contains 65% recycled plastics and its housing is PVC- and BFR-free, therefore nothing more stands in the way of eco-friendly productivity. Quad HD on a smaller screen size This latest Philips display delivers astoundingly sharp and clear Quad HD 2560 x 1440 or 2560 x 1080 pixel images. The outstanding sharpness is made possible by the high-performance panel with an extremely high pixel density. It can reproduce images from different sources with high bandwidth, thanks to DisplayPort, HDMI and dual link DVI. The improved structure of the advanced AH-IPS panel is responsible for the superb colour reproduction, fast response time and low power consumption compared to other wide viewing angle panels. Regardless of whether the user is in need of extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM work or vivid colour and clarity for 3D graphic applications, this high-quality Philips display will deliver the crystal clear images these users are looking for. Moreover, the monitor has built-in stereo speakers for multi...



Announcing The Lian Li PC-Q10WX a Mini-ITX Chassis With A Transparent Wall in the US

Announcing The Lian Li PC-Q10WX a Mini-ITX Chassis With A Transparent Wall in the US Mini-ITX Q Series Case Accommodates ATX Power Supply, Longer GPU, and Tall CPU coolers; Performance Level Hardware in a Tiny Chassis September 23, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q10WX Mini-PC chassis. A continuation of Lian Li’s lineup of small PC cases, the PC-Q10WX is the first Q series case to feature an acrylic side wall: perfect for showing off the high-performance hardware and cooling systems this conveniently sized chassis can accommodate. Fitting More in Less The Lian Li PC-Q10WX is very compact, weighing only 2.3kg and measuring 207mm x 277mm x 335mm. Despite its size, its clever layout still offers enough space for a 270mm VGA card, a CPU cooler up to 140mm tall, and a PSU up to 150mm long. Expandability Without Compromise The PC-Q10WX supports up to two 3.5” drives or three 2.5” drives. A 5.25” drive bay fits a slim optical disk drive or an additional 2.5” or 3.5” drive. It supports a standard ATX power supply for builders who do not want to sacrifice high-performance components for a small form factor. Two expansion slots provide enough room for full-sized video cards. Myriad Cooling Options With space for a 240mm radiator on the top panel, and 120mm on the back panel – this little case gives builders enough flexibility to install almost any kind of water or air cooling setup. The water cooling grommets allow all-in-o...



– G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse Taipei, Taiwan (23 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is releasing the new RIPJAWS series MX780 customizable RGB laser gaming mouse. Watch the following video for an introduction to the unique product features: Ambidextrous & Interchangeable Side Grips The RIPJAWS MX780 laser gaming mouse features an ambidextrous design with mirrored button placement that increases adaptability for both right and left-handed gamers, as well as maximizing grip comfort with interchangeable side grips for long term use. Adjustable Palm Rest & Weights Gamers come in all sizes. This is why the MX780 laser gaming mouse features a height-adjustable palm rest, which allows you to customize the palm support to your preferred height for maximum comfort. Additionally, the entire mouse is constructed upon a solid aluminum base and comes with additional optional 4.5g weights, installed inside of side grip on each side, so you can feel the control every movement and optimize the overall mouse balance for your own personal gaming style. 8 Fully Programmable Buttons & Customizable RGB Backlighting Enable countless customizability with 8 fully programmable buttons and customizable RGB backlighting across 4 lighting zones in a full range of RGB colors. G.SKILL Unified Driver System & On-board Profile Storage Design...



TwitchCon 2015 – XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming Gear Up for Action

TwitchCon 2015 – XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming Gear Up for Action Taipei, Taiwan – September 23rd, 2015 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products including the gaming-focused XPG brand, is proud to announce its inaugural attendance at TwitchCon in cooperation with renowned professional team compLexity Gaming. TwitchCon takes place September 25th-26th at Moscone West in San Francisco and features leading competitive game titles, Game Lab instructional sessions, celebrity appearances, and more. XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming will take part in several sections of the massive gathering, with live product demos and an opportunity for guests to interact with compLexity team members. Go visit XPG by ADATA at booth #836. Multiple Opportunities to Experience XPG “ADATA is proud to be a part of the gaming industry and community as XPG by ADATA. We’re excited to be recognized as a leading brand by the gaming community and our gaming partners, such as Cyberpower, Digital Storm, and iBuypower, who will cooperate with XPG by ADATA at TwitchCon”, said by Robert Chen, Managing Director of ADATA Technology (USA). We will showcase XPG series menory modules and solid state drives on their systems at Intel’s and Amazon’s booths. TwitchCon attendees will not only get a chance to experience the invinceble performance of XPG series products by playing games at ADATA’s booth but also to win prizes from co...



TRENDnet’s AC1200 WiFi Range Extender is now available

TRENDnet’s AC1200 WiFi Range Extender is now available Advanced amplifiers and external antennas significantly reduce wireless dead zones TORRANCE, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2015 -TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced today the availability of its AC1200 WiFi Range Extender, model TEW-822DRE. TRENDnet’s AC1200 WiFi Range Extender provides incredible coverage to significantly reduce wireless network dead spots. TRENDnet’s AC1200 WiFi Range Extender provides high performance wireless amplifiers and external antennas that broadcast concurrent Wireless AC and Wireless N. The 5 GHz Wireless AC band provides better performance with less interference and has additional non-overlapping channels. Targeted beamforming improves real-time performance by directing the strongest wireless signals to specific devices. “More and more devices are equipped with Wireless AC capabilities, but one drawback to the 5 GHz Wireless band is its weaker reach,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “TRENDnet’s AC1200 WiFi Range Extender, paired with an 802.11ac client, assists to improve the range of the less congested 5 GHz band by providing nearly whole-home Wireless AC coverage.” Users simply plug the TEW-822DRE directly into an electrical outlet; the extender blends into most home environments with its off-white housing. This extender offers both extender ...



ASUSTOR Announces the 10 Series, Modern Diamond Plate Finished NAS with Comprehensive Functionality

ASUSTOR Announces the 10 Series, Modern Diamond Plate Finished NAS with Comprehensive Functionality First generation Marvell ARMADA-385 dual-core CPU NAS models AS1002T and AS1004T, equipped with hardware encryption engine, low power consumption, ultra-quiet operation, hand screws for installation without additional tools, modern stylish diamond plate finished exterior, personal cloud storage at a price that can’t be beat. Taipei, Taiwan, September 21st, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of the brand-new AS1002T and AS1004T models, the first generation of ASUSTOR NAS products to make use of the ARM architecture. These 10 series models are powered by Marvell 1.0 GHz dual-core processors, 512MB of memory and hardware encryption engines, providing read and write performance of 95 MB/s and 110 MB/s. The exterior features a compact and stylish design, featuring an eye-catching diamond plate finish that allows the NAS to add a touch of modern flair to any space. The 10 series devices also feature low power consumption and ultra-quiet operation, producing only 19 decibels of noise during system standby, comparable to the almost inaudible sound of a pin drop. This allows it to seamlessly fit into any living space without disrupting the quality of life, making it the optimal personal cloud storage platform for the modern digital age. NAS systems have always had a false reputation for being a costly digit...



QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download

QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download Taipei, Taiwan, September 21, 2015 – Thanks to many participants’ valuable feedback and suggestions for QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3, QNAP have completed several enhancements for its latest NAS operating system and today announced QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download. QNAP sincerely invite users to install QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3 to experience the evolution of QTS and extend the possibilities of QNAP NAS. Users can also activate the live update function to receive any new firmware update notification by installing QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3. To download QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3, please visit http://www.qnap.com/event/qts-4.2/public-beta/en/ For more information about QTS 4.2 Release Candidate 3 Release Note, please visit https://www.qnap.com/qts/4.2-beta-release-note/en/ Availability & Compatibility QTS 4.2 Beta 2 is now available for the following QNAP NAS models: 24-bay: SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, TS-EC2480U-RP, TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP 18-bay: SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP 16-bay: TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP, TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-1679U-RP 12-bay: SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP, TVS-1271U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-1270U-RP,TS-1269U-RP, TS-1253U-RP, TS-1253U 10-bay: TS-1079 Pro, TVS-EC1080+, TVS-EC1080, TS-EC1080 Pro 8-bay: TVS-EC880, TVS-871U-RP, TVS-871, TVS-870, TVS-863+, TVS-863, TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC880 Pro, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-879U...



Corsair Hydro Series GFX Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti –Superclocked, Silent, and Simple

Corsair Hydro Series GFX Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti –Superclocked, Silent, and Simple Corsair and MSI collaborate to bring liquid cooled graphics cards to PC gamers Fremont, California — September 16, 2015 — Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware and number one supplier of PC cooling technology, today announced the Hydro GFX, a liquid cooled GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti graphics card developed in partnership with MSI. Corsair’s exclusive liquid cooling technology enables the GPU and circuitry to run faster and cooler than standard cards, giving gamers faster, smoother frame rates with less noise. The Hydro GFX installs in minutes in almost any desktop PC, from full-size tower cases to compact gaming PCs like Corsair Bulldog. Hydro GFX consists of a MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti card with an integrated aluminum bracket cooled by a Corsair Hydro Series H55 liquid cooler. Liquid cooling keeps the card’s hottest, most critical components—the GPU, memory, and power circuitry—30% cooler than standard cards while running at higher clock speeds with no throttling, boosting the GPU clock 20% and graphics performance up to 15%. The Hydro Series H55 micro-fin copper cooling block and 120mm radiator expels the heat from the PC reducing overall system temperature and noise. The result is faster, smoother frame rates at resolutions of 4K and beyond at whisper quiet levels. The Hydro GFX installs in minutes in nearly any modern PC case. Users simply mount the r...



Lian Li Announces The PC-X510 Tower Chassis

Lian Li Announces The PC-X510 Tower Chassis Slender Mid Tower Chassis Fits Enthusiast Builds With Workstation-Class Efficiency And Cooling September 16, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd unveils the PC-X510: a mid tower chassis with a tidy, spacious interior segregated into three distinct airflow chambers for optimal cooling and tempered glass to show it off. The PC-X510 has generous allowance for components, supporting as many as eight 2.5” or 3.5” drives and eight expansion slots. Organized Airflow for Efficient Cooling The Case is trisected into three airflow chambers. Three 120mm fans pull air through two long intakes along the front of the side panels. Each is covered by a washable magnetic mesh air filter strip. An additional two 120mm fans vent the top and central compartments, while the PSU exhausts the bottom compartment itself. This divides the airflow between the PSU, motherboard, and drive bay area so they don’t influence each other. The included fan controller helps get the cooling just right. Modular Customization Options The top compartment of the PC-X510 features two removable drive trays mounted on shock-absorbing rubber grommets. Each tray holds two drives for a total of four 2.5” or 3.5” drives. One or both of the trays can be removed to accommodate ambitious cooling setups – up to two more additional 120mm fans or a 240mm water cooling radiator. An additional mount is located behind the motherboard allowing one tra...



CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers

CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers 16.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – PC thermal solution innovator CRYORIG releases the M9i and M9a, a compact tower cooling solution with three 6-mm heatpipes, True Copper Base and 92 mm 2,200 rpm PWM fan. The CRYORIG M9i/M9a is an entry-level tower heatsink that is both compact and affordable, but comes packing with material and tech comparable to CRYORIG’s other ultra high end products. Three 6-millimeter high performance copper heatpipes and a True Copper Base makes up the core of the M9i/M9a. Bucking the trend of removing the costly copper base in entry-level products, the M9i/M9a has all the same makings of CRYORIG’s other more expensive products like the H5 Ultimate. The True Copper Base improves heat conduction and contact area for all the heatpipes. Together with CRYORIG’s proprietary Jet Fin Acceleration System enabled aluminum fins, makes up for the high performance seen on such a small product. The M9 also safely avoids the RAM and PCI-E slots, completely avoids any RAM and PCI-E compatibility issues. With a total height of only 124,6 mm, it is also highly compatible with nearly all mid-tower ATX or Micro ATX systems. Following the steps of CRYORIG’s successful H Series single tower mid-range heatsinks, the M9i/M9a is CRYORIG’s first product out of it’s M Series entry-level line. Featuring three 6mm high performance copper heatpipes, the M9i/M9a offers 120 Watts of effect TDP cooling capacity....



Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler

Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler 16.09.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe announcing the third version of it’s “Grand Kama Cross” Top-Flow CPU cooler. New Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 is based on the same extraordinary X-Structure concept as the predecessor, allowing especially efficient cooling of both the CPU and the surrounding components such as VGA cards, VRMs or RAM. Scythe engineers redesigned the Grand Kama Cross 3 with the goal to significantly improve the overall performance. Instead of using regular 6-millimeter copper-heatpipes, Scythe has exchanged the two copper-heatpipes in the center against two with 8-millimeter diameter. Fine-tuning the manufacturing process allowed to further increase the efficiency of the heat transfer between the copper baseplate and the copper-heatpipes. Another difference to the predecessor is that both the copper baseplate and the four copper-heatpipes have been completely nickel-plated for the Grand Kama Cross 3. The engineers have re-designed the two aluminum-fins blocks and fitted the fins with a special saw tooth tread design. The new design has lowered both the operating noise at higher fan speed ranges and the air resistance, resulting in improved cooling performance. <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cr6liq60VjY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Grand Kama Cross 3 c...



HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line

HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line  September 2015, Milpitas, CA –For the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality product to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value. We are proud to announce our new External SAS and SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Lines – the RocketStor 6414 Series. RocketStor 6414 series 4-Bay External SAS Turnkey Solutions support up to 32TB of SAS or SATA storage, are powered by our industry proven Hardware and Value RAID technology. Each high-quality, brushed aluminum chassis features an external 6Gb/s Mini-SAS port and four removable hot-swap bays , which support any 2.5” or 3.5” Enterprise /NAS class SATA / SAS Hard Drive or SSD. RocketStor 6414 RAID Storage Towers support a wide range of storage applications; from high-performance video editing workstations, to media acquisition and data backup/archiving solutions. Hardware RAID Solution – RocketStor 6414AS The RocketStor 6414AS comes fully loaded with a complete RAID feature set, superior performance, and the rock-solid reliability of Hardware RAID storage, without the enterprise price tag! The integrated RAID-on-Chip architecture supports fast, highly reliable hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD configurations, while the built-in NVRAM with write journaling constantly tracks in-progress writ...



G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Taipei, Taiwan (15 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the availability of its new RIPJAWS series KM780 RGB and KM780 MX mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry key switches . 100% Cherry RGB/MX Red, Brown, and Blue The new G.SKILL RIPJAWS series mechanical keyboards are built only with genuine Cherry RGB/MX key switches, providing 50 million keystroke durability in red, brown, and blue. Aluminum Plate-Mounted Design Functionally designed with the key switches mounted directly through a solid 2mm aluminum top plate, each key is effectively locked down for a solid typing experience.   Extra Gaming Keycaps, Keycap Tool & Case Specially designed dual-coat laser etched gaming keycaps allow customization for your most common gaming keys, for fast tactile recognition without looking away from your game. An attachable keycap case is also included to keep your keycaps and custom keycap tool in one place. Media Control & LED Volume Display Complete with backlit media control buttons, a die-cast volume roller, and an integrated digital LED volume display, media control is now more convenient than ever.  Dedicated Macro Control, Mode Selection & Extra Hotkeys Packed with on-the-fly macro recording, 6 additional macro keys, 3 hotkeys (Windows lock, brightness, and timer), ...







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