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MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G Review

We're looking at the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G, a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock, all for a modest premium of only an extra $25. Sounds pretty good so far. Factor in that AMD is bringing a few new features to the market with the R9 300 series launch, and we're cautiously optimistic for strong gaming value.



Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons

Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons Keep a hand on the mouse at all times June 25, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, announces the Thyrsus optical gaming mouse. Named after the staff of Dionysus, the Thyrsus features comfortable, ergonomic design, a high-precision optical sensor, and 6 fully programmable thumb buttons for MMO and MOBA games. 6 Programmable Thumb Buttons for Macro Control Instead of the ordinary 1 or 2 thumb buttons, the Tesoro Thyrsus has 6 buttons positioned for thumb control, making a total of 10 fully independent and programmable buttons. The 64Kb of onboard memory allows users to configure up to 5 gaming profiles, 35 macro keys and 1600 recordable actions. The Tesoro Thyrsus is easy to control in the new, specifically designed software. Gamers can adjust the DPI, polling rate up to 1000Hz, and the multicolor LED illumination as well as program the 6 thumb buttons. Comfortable and Confident Control Omron switch technology gives the Thyrsus added durability, tactile feedback and satisfying clicks. The ergonomic design and rubberized coating on both sides give maximum comfort and grip. Gamers can pick from 6 levels of sensitivity adjustable up to 8200dpi. Accuracy is assured with 150 ips (inches per second) motion detection and 30g acceleration. A braided, 2 meter gold-plated USB cable lends added durability and prevents fraying. New Tesoro User I...



COUGAR shows new gaming peripherals at Computex 2015

COUGAR Shows the World the New Generation of Gaming Peripherals at Computex 2015 9th June, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals, cases, fans and PSU sectors, is proud to announce the absolute success of its Computex 2015 presence. COUGAR´s new products managed to attract the attention of media, professionals and, in general, all of those who happened to pass by.     COUGAR surprised the world with a massive amount of new products that will start arriving world markets very soon. With 10 new gaming mice, 5 new gaming keyboards, 3 new cases and 2 new PSUs, COUGAR´s offer surpassed all expectations. Among the most relevant products were a splash resistant hybrid mechanical keyboard, the award-winning Mini-ITX gaming case COUGAR QBX, the digital power supply COUGAR CMD and a new series of ergonomic gaming mice. Those products significantly expand COUGAR’s offer and consolidate the brand as one of the references when it comes to quality gaming hardware. More information about all the products shown at Computex 2015 will be coming in the next months. About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR ai...



G.SKILL Showcases Ripjaws Series Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse, and 7.1 Surround Headset at Computex 2015

G.SKILL Showcases Ripjaws Series Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse, and 7.1 Surround Headset at Computex 2015 Explore, Expand, and Express Your Inner Gamer Taipei, Taiwan (2 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to showcase a completely new series of high end gaming peripherals at Computex 2015! The new Ripjaws series gaming peripherals include two mechanical gaming keyboards, a RGB gaming mouse, and two 7.1 surround sound headsets. Fully Customizable Ripjaws KM780 RGB / MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Available in two lighting flavors, full range RGB and crimson red, the KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are fully loaded mechanical keyboards designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming and typing experience. Featuring Cherry MX Red and Brown key switches with 50 million key-press lifecycle and a braided 2.0m USB cable, allows the Ripjaws KM780 series keyboard to last for years of daily usage. The KM780 RGB and KM780 MX keyboard is capable of storing your settings within onboard memory, so you’ll have a personalized keyboard experience no matter which computer you’re connected to. You can store up to three independent modes of settings on the keyboard, easily switchable via Mode hotkeys (M1-M3), each containing its own lighting patterns, macro setup, timer setting, key delay and repeat rate, polling rate, and various other...



Meet Aerocool at Computex 2015

Meet Aerocool at Computex 2015 26.05.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, plans the introduction of a whole new brand, with the goal to deliver unique peripheral equipment for gaming purposes. Under the brand “ThunderX3”, Aerocool is going to present both mechanical and hybrid keyboards, mouses, headsets and further accessories for Gamers. The whole line-up is going to be presented at Aerocool’s booth at this year’s Computex 2015, located in Hall 1 (booth no. D0619a). ThunderX3 products benefit from Aerocool’s long experience in the PC industry. Aerocool’s own Industrial Designer put much passion and efforts into the ThudnerX3 product line-up, featuring a great design as well as the required professional feel and handling, demanded by sophisticated Gamers. Mars Gaming is going to exhibit the latest products at the Aerocool’s booth, as a cooperation partner. The brand started off in Spain and expanded to all over Europe in the meantime. Mars Gaming has a wide range and complete series of gaming gear to satisfy gamers of all levels. Visitors of the booth will furthermore be able to experience Aerocool’s latest products. Schedule a meeting We would like to invite you to visit Aerocool’s booth D0619a in Halle 1 and meet you at our booth. Please don’t hesitate to reply to this email and let us know if you are available for a meeting. About Aerocool Aerocool is one of the ...



Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark

Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark We’re excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, the 3DMark API Overhead feature test lets you compare the performance of DirectX 12, DirectX 11, and Mantle. The purpose of the test is to compare the relative performance of different APIs on a single system, rather than the absolute performance of different systems. The API Overhead feature test is not a general-purpose GPU benchmark, and it should not be used to compare graphics cards from different vendors. (We are working on a DirectX 12 benchmark with game-like workloads, which we expect to release soon after the public launch of Windows 10.) Why is API overhead important? There has been much talk this year of new graphics APIs that let developers code ‘close to the metal.’ And though it’s natural to think of the GPU, the benefits of APIs with lower overhead are actually achieved by making better use of multi-core CPUs to streamline code execution and eliminate software bottlenecks, particularly for draw calls. A draw call happens when the CPU tells the GPU to draw an object on ...



Razer Introduces The Firefly Hard Gaming Mouse Mat with Customizable Lighting Effects

RAZER INTRODUCES THE FIREFLY HARD GAMING MOUSE MAT WITH CUSTOMIZABLE LIGHTING EFFECTS  The Razer Firefly is the world’s first ultra-thin gaming mouse mat featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options   CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling. Razer Firefly has lighting along its left, right and bottom borders and can sync up with other Chroma enabled Razer devices for virtually limitless color combinations. Engineered with all the trusted Razer gaming-grade performance features, the Razer Firefly has a micro-textured finish for the balance between control and speed. The optimized reflective surface ensures mouse movements translate to precise cursor movements and rapid in-game responsiveness. “The Razer Firefly opens up a new category for the Chroma family,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed the Razer Firefly with the best components for a gaming mouse mat, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma lighting. No one said you can’t win with style.” The Razer Firefly joins other Chroma-enabled Razer devices, including the award-winning Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Razer Naga Epic C...



Tesoro to Showcase a New Direction for the Company at COMPUTEX 2015

Tesoro to Showcase a New Direction for the Company at COMPUTEX 2015 Launching New Line of Mice, Headsets, and PC Chassis 12 May 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, will be showcasing their latest PC gaming peripherals at COMPUTEX 2015, June 2nd – 5th, including a new lineup of gaming products. Attendees can view the whole line of new and upcoming gaming peripherals as well as check out their latest mechanical keyboards at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) 1F Meeting Room 106. New Direction for Tesoro For the past few years, Tesoro has been focusing mainly on mechanical gaming keyboards. Four years ago Tesoro launched its first mechanical keyboard. Since then, Tesoro has expanded its line into one of the largest portfolios of mechanical gaming keyboards in the market targeting the different needs of gamers. To expand its gaming focus, the company is going to release a new catalog of gaming mice, headsets, PC cases and accessories, while still maintaining and upgrading its vast portfolio of keyboards. 5 New Mice With its new determination to provide a larger variety of gaming products, Tesoro will announce a total of 5 new gaming mice to its portfolio. The gaming mice will span between performance mice with the best sensors available in the market, to value versions that bring quality gaming session at budget. New gaming mice are focused on FPS, MMO, and RTS games, with a main focus on quality, ergon...



ADATA Teams Up with compLexity Gaming in Exciting eSports Partnership

ADATA Teams Up with compLexity Gaming in Exciting eSports Partnership Brea, California – April 30th, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, announces today its partnership with eSports organization compLexity Gaming. This new relationship represents the first of many great steps for ADATA as it makes inroads into the thrilling world of high-performance gaming and eSports. “Both ADATA and compLexity Gaming have long histories of being leaders in their respective industries, so this partnership makes perfect sense,” said Brian Jackson, Manager of Business Development for compLexity Gaming. “When you go looking for the fastest SSDs out there, it comes as no surprise that ADATA’s at the top of the list.” ADATA and compLexity Gaming have already begun collaborating on many more announcements and events in the near future. ADATA has already outfitted the entire compLexity organization with award-winning XPG Series memory modules and SSDs as the team ramps up for upcoming events. Of the many upcoming games events in 2015 that ADATA and compLexity will attend are DOTA2, Hearthstone, StarCraft2, Heroes of the Storm and more! Backed by ADATA’s quality and performance, gamers can feel confident in earning really high scores using ADATA XPG Series memory and SSDs. “The relationship with compLexity represents a powerful opportunity for ADATA to build our presence in the gaming and eSports industr...



COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil

COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil   22nd April, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is strongly committed towards the development and support of eSports. This is expressed in, among other actions, sponsorships of professional gaming teams, who also participate in COUGAR’s product development with direct input and feedback. This helps COUGAR in the process of creating the best available gaming peripherals on the market.   INTZ an elite Brazilian team sponsored by COUGAR since earlier this year, has managed to achieve an impressive victory in the CBLoL 2015 championship. The finals were decided at the best of five, but INTZ managed to secure a fast victory over strong rivals Keyd Stars by winning the first three games. This victory against another prestigious team makes INTZ’s record even more remarkable, and positions them as the number one LoL team in Brazil. A mere year after the team’s formation, this victory has earned INTZ a ticket to participate in 2015 International Wild Card Invitational in Turkey, which is taking place from April 21st to April 25th 2015 and in which INTZ will continue their impressive performance. COUGAR wants to express its support towards INTZ and eSports, and will reinforce its role as one of the leading brands in the sector by bringing new and better products that improve gamers’ experience. For more information go to www.cougargaming.co...



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HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad (420mmx500mm)

Introduction HyperX, a division of Kingston technologies, has started to step up its game in the accessories department. The popular memory and storage manufacturer has expanded it wings and is now bringing additional accessories to the table, adding to its gaming product line. With the popular PC gaming scene, it’s not a surprise that HyperX is looking to join into this market share. Today, we are going to be looking at the new HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse pad. Mouse Pads are a pretty universal accessory for most gamers today. Finding the right fit and feel is important but most of all, finding the right thickness and surface is vital. So… we are going to take a quick look at the HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad and see what it brings to the table.   Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about HyperX:     “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent produc...



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Biostar Hi-FI Z97Z7 MotherBoard Review

iostar has released multiple "Hi-Fi" models over the last few years that were designed to fill the mainstream and multimedia space. With a heavy focus on audio reproduction and connectivity these board have done well in this arena. However none have taken on an appearance that speaks to being a higher end product like the Hi-Fi Z97Z7 has. This new look has genuinely piqued my interest. I do however remain optimistically cautious for fear it may turn out to be a budget board in mid-range product's clothing.



Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54

Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54 Play the Latest Games in VR and Win Prizes at the Charity Raffle April 1, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that it will be the headline sponsor of the Hearthstone tournament at Insomnia 54, April 3 – 6, and attendees will be able to win PC gear and play the latest games in VR as well as enter for a chance to win a car at its booth. Enter a Draw for a Chance to Win a Car Visitors to the Tesoro booth will be able to enter a prize draw to win a car. The winner will be selected at Insomnia 55 in August. Headline Sponsor of the HearthStone Tournament Tesoro will be the headline sponsor of HearthStone tournament. With up to 128 possible entrants competing for up to £3,000, this strategy card game tournament will be one to watch. Game in VR with Tesoro Several gaming stations featuring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro. Charity Raffle in Collaboration with Gigabyte Tesoro. Gigabyte UK Motherboard, and Gigabyte BRIX have teamed up at Insomnia 54 to raffle over £2000 in prizes, including Tesoro mechanical keyboards, Gigabyte motherboards and the BRIX mini-PC. All proceeds will go to charity. Full Tesoro on Display The full Tesoro lin...



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DXRacer Formula Gaming Chair Review (OH/FE57/NG)

Introduction Today we are going to be touching on a subject that we don’t hear too often when it comes to building that special gaming/workstation PC. It’s often an accessory that gets lost in a conversation about hardware and accessories, but believe it or not, many of us don’t think about how critical this piece of equipment or accessory can be. What is this you say? We call it “that office chair.” Now… when we talk about office chairs, the first thought that comes to mind is: Oh it’s that thing you sit in for hours at a time. But do we really think about how important it can be? If you really think about it, this should be a critical piece of equipment we should think about. For many of us that spend hours at a time in front of the computer, comfort and support can be very important as it helps you do the work you need to do without making you feeling achy or tired. While most standard office chairs can do the job, often times they are not the most comfortable. If you are looking for a comfortable office chair, you could spend a few hundred dollars to get one of the better brands, but it’s still just another boring office chair. How about we take an office chair, spruce it up it a bit and provide that extra support? Now that’s something that sounds interesting. Today… we are going to be looking at an office chair with a unique design and flare. We’d like to introduce to you the DXRacer Formula Gaming ...



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Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review

The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming is the graphics card we're looking at today, and it's latest in the company's popular model series, coming with updated features for the namesake cooler. We've been impressed in the past with Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It's constructed in metal rather than plastic, and comes with an aggressive factory overclock and a few great features such as ShadowPlay, Adaptive Temperature Control, and GPU Boost clocks. Suffice it to say, we're rather excited to get this card on the bench.






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