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BIOSTAR Partners with Thermaltake at DreamHack Winter in Sweden

BIOSTAR Partners with Thermaltake for the Ultimate Gaming Experience at DreamHack Winter 2015 in Sweden  BIOSTAR AND THERMALTAKE TEAM-UP TO SHOWCASE AN EXCITING GAMING EXPERIENCE  November 27th, 2015, Jönköping, Sweden – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its partnership with Thermaltake in the upcoming Dreamhack Winter 2015 in Sweden. BIOSTAR will be sponsoring Thermaltake’s live demo systems, equipped with the latest BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X motherboard and BIOSTAR GTX 980 graphics card for the ultimate gaming experience at DreamHack Winter 2015. Thermaltake will be showcasing these systems in their Core P5 ATX Wall Mount Panoramic Viewing LCS Chassis. “I am pleased to have BIOSTAR as one of our sponsors for the 2015 Dreamhack. We have found a partner like BIOSTAR who perfectly reflects our brand values of excitement and our sense of innovative style and design.” said Kenny Lin, President and CEO of Thermaltake. “We’re delighted to be joining with Thermaltake at DreamHack Winter event this year, It’s a great way to show consumers how to create the ultimate gaming system” said Vincent Lin, Sales VP of BIOSTAR Come see BIOSTAR’s product in action at Thermaltake’s Booth B06.10 The Perfect Gaming Combo by BIOSTAR Combining excellent performance, features and compatibility. The BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X and GTX 980 offer the best pair to serve as a platform for high-end gaming system. The combined power of the Intel 6-th Generation “Skylake” Core processo...



SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X

 SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X Born For Ultimate Performance Taipei, Taiwan – November 27th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils a new flagship lineup – Superior CF 1100X with outstanding transfer speeds and premium NAND Flash memory. Compliant with UDMA 7 mode, Silicon Power’s 1100X CompactFlash card also supports ultra-fast frame rates for full-frame cameras. In addition, quality SLC NAND Flash guarantees excellent reliability and stability, enabling serious amateurs and professional photographers to capture high definition and 4K images anytime. Take Photo Shoot to the Next Level To satisfy the needs of microfilm production and ensure ultimate performance when used in cutting-edge equipment, Silicon Power introduces the new CompactFlash card Superior CF 1100X which delivers astounding Read/ Write transfer rates up to 165/ 151 MB/s, in full compliance with CompactFlash Revision 6.0 and UDMA transfer mode 7. Moreover, Silicon Power’s 1100X card meets the demand of fast consecutive shooting with top end full-frame DSLRs such as Canon EOS-1D X, capable of capturing up to 14 photos in a single second. For multimedia professionals and video-capture enthusiasts alike, the CF 1100X supports the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65), which offers cinema-quality video footage at a minimum sustained write speed of 65MB/s for 4K and Full HD video recording...



BIOSTAR Announces GeForce Gaming GTX 950

BIOSTAR GEFORCE GAMING GTX 950 ANNOUNCED, STYLISH PERFORMANCE FOR COMPETITIVE GAMING  Impact Your Sense of Visual  November 25th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces its latest graphics card designed to tackle the needs of gamers with competitive performance. BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 950 features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, with 768 CUDA cores, and support for NVIDIA PhysX and DSR Technology. Game in silence with the Low noise output via its heat pipe cooling design, and be prepared for the latest titles with its complete DirectX 12 support. The BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 950 features NVIDIA’s 2nd-generation Maxwell GPU which boasts highly-improved performance-per-watt versus other cards. With performance intended for 1080p gamers, the GTX 950 is the perfect lightweight card for MOBA gamers featuring various optimizations to improve your gaming experience while delivering the best performance-per-watt that only the latest-generation Maxwell GPU can offer. Armed with 768 CUDA cores and complimented by 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 memory, this card brings stunning visuals with support for up four monitors: dual-DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI supported. Complimented by the full-array of NVIDIA-exclusive features like GeForce Experience, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), Multi-Frame SuperSampling, native PhysX acceleration and other visual improvements is support for DirectX 12; be ready for the next-generation of blockbuster games with the BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 950. With LED Lighting feat...



Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday

Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday Get the Easy-To-Use AC15 WiFi Router for an Unprecedented Low Cost at Tigerdirect.com November 24, 2015 – Walnut City, Calif. – Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware, announces an impending Tigerdirect sales promotion this shopping season. We know that after the buzz of Black Friday wears down, there will be many more devices in your home fighting over the WiFi signal. The Tenda AC15 is a simple solution: expanded bandwidth for everyone and improved, hassle-free management of connected devices. The AC15 packages the new 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi standard, Gigabit speed, and useful network utilities in a simple, straightforward router. The AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT devices, and to support the growing number of connected home gadgets – an inevitability for many families this holiday season. For a limited time – from Friday, 11/27 to Monday, 11/30 at Midnight – Tenda is dropping the already low price of its AC15 router for unprecedented value. We can’t even tell you how low here. Quick, Simple Installation and Operation The AC15 is designed for ease of operation; it’s about as easy as plug-and-play installation. Tenda’s easy-setup wizard makes installation fast and simple, offering a suite of iOS and Android apps to help you get started. For power users, the more detailed options...



COUGAR Announces the Launch of the 450 Series

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard: macros, function remapping and many other options allow gamers to adapt the keyboard to their own preferences. When it comes to its external design, 450K features a three color backlight that will allow the user to easily know which of the three gaming profiles stored on board is currently being used. The impressive Splash-proof design further enhances this gaming keyboard’s durability, keeping it safe from accidental liquid spills and making it ridiculously easy to clean. This comes all within an aesthetically pleasing rugged design that will look great in your desktop. 450M does not fall behind, being an incredibly capable gaming device. This 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, t...



G.SKILL Boosts DDR4 8GB Module Speed Up to 4133MHz 16GB (8GBx2)

G.SKILL Boosts DDR4 8GB Module Speed Up to 4133MHz 16GB (8GBx2) Taipei, Taiwan (20 November 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce a series of ultra high performance DDR4 kits based on 8GB modules, from 3600MHz CL16 32GB (4x8GB) all the way up to the extreme speed of 4133MHz 16GB (2x8GB), featuring ultra-high quality Samsung ICs. Seeing the growing demand for high capacity memory kit, G.SKILL continually dedicated itself to develop faster memory speed with 8GB DDR4 modules. And all the hard work has finally paid off. Now enthusiasts can experience faster transfer memory speed without compromising capacity. These new high speed DDR4 8GB module-based memory kits will join G.SKILL’s latest extreme performance Trident Z family and come with the latest XMP 2.0 overclocking profiles, allowing simple overclocking on compatible systems.  Designed for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors & Z170 Platforms These new high capacity DDR4 kits are designed for the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Z170 chipset platforms with the latest XMP 2.0 profile. The DDR4 4133MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit has been validated with Intel Core i7-6700K CPU and ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. A stress-testing screenshot of the memory kit can be found below. Specifications About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performanc...



ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card Outstanding-Performance CFast Enhanced with Advanced Features Taipei, Taiwan – November 19, 2015 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications. Ultra high speed meets rugged durability Utilizing fast SLC NAND Flash, the ICFS332 provides outstanding performance and reliability with sequential read/write speeds up to 560MB/400MB per second and an MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2 million hours. Thanks to an industrial-grade operational temperature range of -40°C to 90°C, the ICFS332 enables long term deployment in harsh environments that experience extreme cold and heat. Suitable for diverse applications and loaded with advanced technology The ICFS332 uses an industrial-grade SATA III interface and is available in 8GB to 64GB capacities. It has been designed for a plethora of scenarios. These include energy, automation, surveillance, transportation, networking, medical devices, and much more. The ICFS332 employs a full range of advanced technologies, including ECC (error code correction) and S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring and reporting technology) for high-reliability data transfer and improved security. It uses wear leveling technology t...



Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX

Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX Taipei, Taiwan – The BitFenix case family sees itself expanded today with the launch of the new Pandora ATX. As the name suggests, it is an ATX version of the already launched Pandora, which combines high-class aesthetics with supreme functionality in a compact form factor. The Pandora ATX offers the same much-loved unique styling, but combines it with housing capabilities for full-sized ATX motherboards and one 360mm radiator, to form a versatile base for any DIY projects. Pandora ATX initially launches exclusively in black, with two versions available – Pandora ATX and Pandora ATX Core. The former is equipped with the 2.8” ICON LCD display in the front, allowing for an added personalized touch of the front fascia. This is achieved by an easy-to-use drag-and-drop software solution, with the display itself connected by a USB header to the motherboard. Internally, the Pandora ATX stays true to the BitFenix DNA of innovation – this time mainly evident in the one-piece power cover design, effectively creating a separate bottom chamber for the PSU and HDDs at the bottom. This solution gives added space for exposure of hardware for modding projects, improves case rigidity and shields HDD and PSU noise. Cooling is provided out of the box by the built-in 1x140mm (front) and 1x120mm (rear) fans, but the Pandora ATX is compatible with some pretty advanced watercooling builds. Supporting a 360mm radiator, top or front, and with dedicated ...



AMD Launches ‘Boltzmann Initiative’ to Dramatically Reduce Barriers to GPU Computing on AMD FirePro™ Graphics

AMD Launches ‘Boltzmann Initiative’ to Dramatically Reduce Barriers to GPU Computing on AMD FirePro™ Graphics New Tools Target an Unprecedented 28 Teraflops of Processing at Less Than a Kilowatt by 2016 AUSTIN, Texas 11/16/2015 Building on its strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA), AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) announced a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. The “Boltzmann Initiative” leverages HSA’s ability to harness both central processing units (CPU) and AMD FirePro™ graphics processing units (GPU) for maximum compute efficiency through software. The first results of the initiative are featured this week at SC15 and include the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC); a headless Linux® driver and HSA runtime infrastructure for cluster-class, High Performance Computing (HPC); and the Heterogeneous-compute Interface for Portability (HIP) tool for porting CUDA-based applications to a common C++ programming model. The tools are designed to drive application performance across markets ranging from machine learning to molecular dynamics, and from oil and gas to visual effects and computer-generated imaging. “AMD’s Heterogeneous-compute Interface for Portability enables performance portability for the HPC community. The ability to take code that was written for one architecture and transfer it to another architecture without a negative impact on per...



BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi H170S3H Motherboard

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H, RICH WITH FEATURES FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE Packed features for an exceptional experience at an excellent value   November 13th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces its latest motherboard designed for Intel 6th-generation processor which offers a packed array of features perfect for gaming and entertainment. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H features Hi-Fi Audio, Hi-Fi Power and 3D Hi-Fi to fully maximize your listening experience. This coupled with the full barrage of BIOSTAR enhancements, gives you the ultimate value for your gaming build without breaking the bank. Native support for PCI-E M.2 allows you to arm yourself with high-speed M.2 storage and choosing H170 gets you more USB3.0 ports along with native PCI-E RAID0 and RAID1 support. The board supports DDR3 memory so no need to change DIMMs when you upgrade your PC. The BIOSTAR Hi-FI H170S3H comes with an optimal power design with MOSFET cooling for sturdier power delivery to the CPU to enhance performance, coupled with Crossfire support with 2x PCI-E X16 slots gives you more flexibility in upgrading later on with another GPU. The board also supports onboard dual-HDMI, both are 4K ready. The Hi-Fi H170S3H is certified BIOSTAR 6+ Experience board covering BIOSTAR’s expertise: Audio+, Video+, Speed+, Protection+, Durability+ and DIY+. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H has an SRP of $84.90, perfect for upgraders, new system builders and budget gamers who want to jump in the Skylake platform w...



Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices

SP/ Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices Taipei, Taiwan – November 11th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning dual USB flash drive. The Z30 features the dual-access application with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector. By combining the two interfaces together, the Z30 can not only instantly free up the storage of iOS mobile devices at little cost but also act as a perfect bridge to link all data saved in your desktops, laptops and iOS devices. Furthermore, the SP xDrive Z30 is approved by the MFi licensing program (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) to ensure high quality and safety. “While the use of smartphones and tablets is getting widespread, how to easily free up the storage of mobile devices and quickly transfer data between devices is now on the top of mind. To meet such emerging user demands, SP has been developing wide varieties of dual-interface USB flash drives for Android devices.” Said Perry Yuan, the president of Silicon Power, “And now, we want to make our series more comprehensive for all devices and applications. Therefore, we launched the SP xDrive Z30 dual USB flash drive, which is especially designed for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod to offer Apple users a simpler and also faster way to store and share.” Free Up Storage, Free from Shortage Many Apple users might have encountered the dilem...



DirectX 12 is a Great Thing for AMD

And everyone for that matter! But let’s not harsh on my sacrifice of proper grammar for stylistic writing when we can focus on good things from DirectX 12. I’m a firm believer that by the end of next year, DirectX 12 and Vulcan are going to be taking the gaming world by storm. I got a chance to play around with Fable Legends and the graphics were down right amazing! Techspot recently did a comparison of DirectX 11 and 12 to show the FPS gain from a couple of different configurations in Ashes of the Singularity. While the improvements were nice overall, there were some particular gains with FX CPUs that I’ve been waiting to see for quite some time now. Let’s start with the bad news. DirectX 12 is not Bulldozer’s salvation. If anything DirectX 12 is the final nail in that coffin, in the sense that new architecture is long overdue. Shifting away from single-thread performance was never a good move. I still believe AMD was on the right track in that we needed to move to more utilization of multi-threading, especially in gaming, but that shouldn’t have been at the sacrifice of single-thread. Zen is looking to solve these issues, but these initial results are showing an 8350 struggling to keep up with an i3. Even though the i3 is later gen, we’re still talking about a low budget range CPU beating out an enthusiast one for gaming. Now that we got that out of the way though, let’s get on to the good news for AMD. We still have only o...



EVGA Releases GQ Power Supply Value Series

Great Quality, Great Value with the EVGA GQ Power Supply Series – November 9, 2015 — Introducing the ultimate value in the EVGA Power Supply lineup; the GQ series. These power supplies take some of the best features from EVGA’s award winning power supply lineup, like EVGA ECO fan mode for near silent operation, Japanese Capacitors, and a highly efficient design, at an excellent value. These new power supplies are 80 Plus Gold rated and offer an outstanding 5 Year Warranty that’s backed by world class EVGA support. Whisper Silent – The EVGA ECO mode feature ensures that the power supply stays completely silent during low to medium loads. The fan does not spin until necessary, allowing for completely silent operation! Unrivaled Performance – 90% efficiency or higher under typical loads and 100% of the highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability. Modular Design – Semi-modular design allows you to only use the cables you need, helping to improve case airflow, allows for Ac to dc power supply, eliminate unnecessary wires and best of all, reduce cable clutter. Features: • 80 PLUS Gold certified, with 90% (115VAC) / 92% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads • NVIDIA SLI & AMD Crossfire Ready • 5 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support • Modular Design to reduce clutter and improve airflow • 100% Japanese Capacitors ensure long-term reliability • Active Clamp +DC to DC design for efficient...



Samsung USB 3.0 16GB and FIT 32GB Review

Samsung is targeting mobile users who want both capacity and durability in a very small form factor. Today we're looking at the Samsung 16GB and FIT 32GB USB 3.0 flash drives. They promise very quick speeds for mainstream consumers and professionals alike, so let's take a closer look at what these tiny drives have to offer.



Why I think AMD is Turning it Around, and it’s not the Reason You’d Expect

Let’s face it. If you’re a full time news and editorial writer, then you want to cover every bit of info you can find without missing a beat. On the other hand, if you’re like me, then you have to balance your passion for computer hardware with a full time job, a wife, kids, and the other normal things that come your way. AMD has been pumping out some interesting news, but there hasn’t been enough concrete things that I could find the time to put enough thoughts together on. However, there are enough small things going on that I think it’s time to go over them. AMD seems to be heading in the right direction with their upcoming CPUs and GPUs, but there’s one thing that really caught my attention that encouraged me about Red’s potential to turn their fortunes around next year. Zen is the major thing everyone is hoping will bring AMD back from the brink. The new architecture combined with the new cache design seems to be showing a lot of promise. Nobody will argue with a 40% IPC gain and if the chips overclock decently, Zen could be a major win. Recently, news came out showing that the new design met AMD’s expectations and no serious bottleneck occurred in testing. This makes you wonder how much AMD knew about Bulldozer’s bottlenecks and how hard they tried to overlook them. With Global Foundries recently saying that their manufacturing process seems to be up and running, Zen looks like it’s going to be on track as w...







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