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GIGABYTE Launches the Z170 Winter OC Challenge

GIGABYTE Launches the Z170 Winter OC Challenge Overclock Like a King on GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboards   City of Industry, California, January 19th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its next competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z170 Winter OC Challenge, to be hosted this February on HWBOT.org. All overclockers are invited to overclock their 6th Gen. Intel® processors on GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards. A total of 5 GIGABYTE motherboards are up for grabs, so warm up your test benches, Winter OC is coming! Starting January 31st 2016, overclockers can join 4 different rounds for a chance to win the big prize. The participant with the most points amongst all stages of a category wins — it’s as simple as that! But don’t fret if you don’t think you can win it all, you also have a chance to win the lucky draw which is a Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard! Simply submit a score in all stages of a round to be eligible. Here are the rounds and stages details. Round 1: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers – 2 Cores Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics – CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz Stage 2: HWBOT Prime – CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core – CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHZ   Round 2: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers– 4 Cores Stage 1: XTU – CPU frequency limited to 4500.00 MHz Stage 2: HWBOT Pri...



ADATA and Arco Commence Global Industrial Distribution Alliance

ADATA and Arco Commence Global Industrial Distribution Alliance Delivering quality memory products and solutions to worldwide markets with a personal approach Taipei, Taiwan – Jan. 19, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, is proud to announce the signing of a distribution agreement with New Jersey-based Arco Inc. The two companies share a passionate commitment to personal service and customizable solutions that meet diverse yet specific customer needs. Industrial distributor Arco maintains strong presence in the US, Germany, Hong Kong, mainland China, and other markets. Coupled with ADATA memory and Flash product excellence and tradition of close partner relations, the ADATA-Arco alliance promises better service to industrial users around the world, with improved access to the technologies they need and the quality service they require to keep businesses and processes at optimal performance. Comprehensive product portfolio enhanced Arco has been in business since 1994, focusing on memory technology distribution for industrial users. Primarily, products include DRAM, EEPROM, NAND Flash, and NOR Flash. ADATA can easily integrate into and bolster Arco offerings, especially since the two companies emphasize a balance of innovative technology and long-lasting commitment to legacy products to ensure customers get the most mileage out of every purchase. ADATA and Arco will work closely on formulating marke...



AOC curved 35″ monitor immerses gamers more than ever before

AOC curved monitor immerses gamers more than ever before AOC C3583FQ comes with 35 inches, a refresh rate of 160 Hz and a mind-bending curvature of 2000 mm Amsterdam, 19 January 2016 – AOC, one of the top global brands in the display market, presents a 160 Hz curved gaming monitor that gives users a fully immersive experience for games, streams, movies and more – the AOC C3583FQ. When gamers feel surrounded by their virtual world it is a more complete viewing experience. That is exactly what the AOC C3583FQ does: With a radius of 2000 mm it is more curved than other conventional curved monitors, providing an outstandingly high level of immersion to gamers. mposing 160 Hz and a radius of 2000 mm: the AOC C3583FQ curved gaming monitor This exciting new experience is supplemented by an extremely fast refresh rate of 160 Hz, Adaptive-Sync technology (compatible with FreeSync™, with a 45 to 160 Hz range out of the box) and Wide Full HD resolution (2560 x 1080 pixels), which results in an ultra-smooth gaming experience without image tearing, stuttering, input lag or blur. In addition, this monitor features two HDMI (MHL) ports and two DisplayPort inputs, thereby meeting cutting-edge connectivity standards. More enhancements for eyes and ears Equipped with an MVA panel that displays a deeper black and higher contrast of 2000:1, the way that all types of content looks is further enhanced when compared to TN panels, while still maintaining a considerably quick response time o...



PCMark 8 update – changes to Adobe Applications and Storage benchmarks

PCMark 8 update – changes to Adobe Applications and Storage benchmarks   PCMark 8 v2.6.512 This major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. These changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions. Home, Creative, and Work benchmark scores are not affected. Adobe Applications benchmark Adobe Applications benchmark has been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions. The After Effects test output has been changed to uncompressed AVI format as the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC no longer supports output to compressed Windows Media Video format. Use Compatibility mode to compare scores with historical result data. This also requires an older version of After Effects that supports Windows Media Video. Storage benchmark The Storage and Expanded Storage benchmarks have been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions. The tests now provide better support for NVMe drives. Scores from NVMe drives will improve in some cases. The faster the drive, the bigger the difference. Other types of drive are unaffected. Improved General stability and error handling have been improved. SystemInfo module updated to 4.41 for improved hardware compatibility. Fixed Video Chat test now works even when there ...



LIAN LI wants Everyone to own a Yacht at CES 2016, Just don’t Put it in the Water

We all learn something new in this business and I just found out that LIAN LI does a special case mod every few years or so. What surprised me was that it was one they sell as well. Needless to say, I was grinning from ear to ear when I walked up to a computer in a boat. Could that be considered ironic? Either way, LIAN LI didn’t just have computer cases shaped like yachts, they had numerous computer cases as well as some other designs that just screamed of top quality. The yacht was easily one of the funnest things I saw at CES. I really think I need a good mini-ITX system just so I can have “fun” builds. I suppose my Lego Tie Fighter will have to suffice for now though. The design was fun, but what really made it pop was the way LIAN LI designed the RGB lighting effects. With a simple knob turn, you can easily set the color of the chassis to what you want, but the yacht may not have been the most impressive thing I saw. The desk that was a computer case was pretty astounding! Some of you might remember LIAN LI doing something like this a while back. This is a redesigned version however, that has some great features. This one is only meant to handle one build, but the airflow is optimized from back to front (or vice-a-versa), has RGB lighting as well, and has a motorized height adjustment with the ability to set up to four presets. Once again, it has a glass top with a smokey tint but the front of the desk cuts out better so your knees have more space th...





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