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Everything else we saw at CES 2016

Intro CES was a ton of fun and we already saw a ton of great releases coming up. Now it’s time to sum up the rest of what we could get to. Some parts of the show may not have been as relevant to high end computer components as others, but it didn’t stop the exhibitors from showing us some impressive feats. If you want to jump to a specific page, just click on the exhibitor below to take you straight there, or you can see each one by going through each page. So without further ado, here’s the rest of what we were able to see at CES 2016!   ADATA MSI INTEL NZXT CREATIVE D-LINK MYCHARGE



G.SKILL Announces DDR4 3000MHz CL14 128GB(8x16GB) Memory Kit

G.SKILL Announces DDR4 3000MHz CL14 128GB(8x16GB) Memory Kit   Taipei, Taiwan (11 January 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is delighted to announce the world’s fastest DDR4 128GB (8x16GB) 1.35V kit at 3000MHz CL14, designed for high capacity and low latency for the Intel X99 platform. After releasing the ultimate DDR4 3200MHz 64GB(4x16GB) kit for Intel Skylake & Z170 platform in mid-December 2015, G.SKILL has continued the development of high speed DDR4 16GB module for Intel X99 platform. Today, G.SKILL is excited to announce the release of a colossal memory kit of DDR4 128GB (8x16GB) ultra-capacity at the extreme speed of 3000MHz with CL14-14-14-34 ultra low CAS Latency. It’s truly one of the highest-end DDR4 solutions available for building the ultimate workstation for content creation, 3D rendering, scientific calculation, or other professional applications. XMP Support for Intel X99 platform This new ultimate DDR4 3000 128GB kit will come with the latest Intel XMP2.0 standard designed for Intel X99 quad channel memory platform. The following screen shows this ultimate DDR4 kit on the Intel Core i7-5820K processor and ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME motherboard under a stress test environment: Product Availability This ultimate DDR4 128GB kit will join G.SKILL’s latest Ripjaws V series and will be available via G.SKILL authorized distribution partners b...



G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3200MHz CL14 64GB(4x16GB) Memory Kit

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3200MHz CL14 64GB(4x16GB) Memory Kit Taipei, Taiwan (18 December 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce new DDR4 specifications based on 16GB and 8GB modules, upgrading the speed from DDR4 3000MHz CL14 16GB (2x8GB) up to a blazing DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB (4x16GB) extreme speed memory kit, assembled with ultra-high performance Samsung ICs. Seeing the future trend of DDR4 16GB module-based kits becoming the mainstream in the hardcore PC enthusiast communities, G.SKILL is now providing higher speed in ultra-high density memory solutions. The flagship DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB (4x16GB) memory kit provides enthusiasts with the perfect combination of higher capacity and faster frequency, with an incredible CL14-14-14-35 low CAS Latency. This memory kit represents the fastest DDR4 64GB memory kit by far. XMP Support for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors & Z170 Platforms All of these new DDR4 kits come with the latest Intel XMP2.0 standard designed for the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Z170 chipset platforms. The following screen shows the stress-test of the DDR4 3200MHz CL14 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V kit validated on the Intel Core i7-6700K CPU and ASUS Z170 Deluxe motherboard. Availability and Specifications These new high performance DDR4 kits will join G.SKILL’s latest Trident Z and Ripjaws V family and will be available ...



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...



G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM, Up to 2800MHz 64GB (4x16GB) Ultra Speed

G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM Up to 2800MHz 64GB (4x16GB) Ultra Speed Taipei, Taiwan (30 October 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the new addition of DDR4 SO-DIMM to the Ripjaws series, with extreme performance kits at up to 2800MHz 64GB (4x16GB). Designed for Ultra Performance and Reliability Built only with specially screened components, hand-picked from G.SKILL’s rigorous and highly selective binning process, every Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM memory kit is prudently tested to guaranteed maximum performance and reliability. Auto-Overclocking G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM series features auto-overclocking, which will automatically detect and set the rated overclock speed when the memory is installed on qualified systems, so you can instantly enjoy the performance boost without having to deal with manual BIOS settings. It’s that easy. Ultra Power Efficiency at 1.2V Requiring only 1.2V, the Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM reduces power consumption and at the same time, lowers heat output that helps your systems run cooler, more stable, and more efficiently. Specifications About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products and gaming peripherals, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and ...



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...



G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory

G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory Designed for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors    Taipei, Taiwan (29 July 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, solid state storage, power supplies, and gaming peripherals, is extremely thrilled to announce the first retail memory kit to break through the 4000MHz barrier and two brand new memory series – the Trident Z and Ripjaws V series – with updated performance specifications designed for the latest 6th generation Intel Core Processors and Z170 motherboards!   Trident Z Extreme DDR4 Memory – It’s Over 4000! The new Trident Z DDR4 memory is the successor to the high-end Trident memory series and making its debut on the latest DDR4 standard, designed and tested for the next generation Skylake-S platform! For the first time in the history of extreme memory kits, Trident Z is entering the arena with a 4000MHz memory kit, built with highest-end Samsung IC memory chips and validated on the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. Featuring a single-piece design that allows direct heat dissipation from heatspreader to cooling fin, dual-color construction for the ultimate system builds, and extreme XMP 2.0 support for simple overclocking setup that ranges from DDR4-2800MHz all the way to DDR4-4000MHz, nothing else comes close to the brink of extreme. Built with exceptionally hand-screened IC chips...



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Memory Speed vs. Latency – Clearing up the Confusion

Introduction We love speed as much as the next performance seeker, and many of us spend great sums of money and loads of time trying to optimize our systems, find the best parts for a new build, and squeezing every bit out of components. Admittedly, some components are easier to overclock or extract maximum performance, some are more difficult, and some are, well, just plain misunderstood. It’s probably a fair and reasonable statement to say that memory performance is one component typically found in the last category. The crux of the issue often comes down to how we perceive and “rate” memory performance, and the two most critical factors which influence that performance: speed and latency. There seems to be some significant misinformation and misunderstanding, and we see it often in the forums, in review comments, and elsewhere. So we decided to go straight to the experts to find out how these two factors influence memory performance: we talked with Crucial. Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, one of the world’s foremost leaders in memory design and manufacturing. They not only produce their own performance products and memory lineups (as well as SSDs, flash drives, and all other things related to memory), but they are also OEM suppliers to some of the biggest names in the industry. Needless to say, Crucial knows memory. We briefly spoke with Jeremy Mortenson, who is the Worldwide Memory Product Marketing Manager at Crucial, and asked ...



ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard

ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 computer memory breaks new record again! It’s able to clock up to 4222MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 memory breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4222MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the XPG Z2’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About XPG by ADATA Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a brand of ADATA Technology offering the highest-performing computer peripheral products. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing ADATA’s stringent A+ Testing Methodology, which ensures the highest standards for superior product stability and ultra-high performance. XPG provides gamers, high-tech product enthusiasts, and overclockers with an extrao...



G.SKILL Showcases the Ultimate DDR4 Memory in Multiple Configurations at Computex 2015!

G.SKILL Showcases the Ultimate DDR4 Memory in Multiple Configurations at Computex 2015! Taipei, Taiwan (3 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, displays the highest frequency DDR4 3800MHz kit and the largest DDR4 128GB kit running at a full 3000MHz CL14. The New Heights of quad channel DDR4 Speed: 3800MHz After the announcement of the DDR4 3666MHz kit in May 2015, G.SKILL continued pushing DDR4 speed to new heights. At Computex this year, G.SKILL demos the ultimate DDR4 3800MHz 16GB(4x4GB) kit on two live demo systems with GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC-Champion and ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer motherboards! The Ultimate DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Kit at 3000MHz CL14 No compromises on performance! G.SKILL has managed its DDR4 128GB kit, based on unbuffered 16GB DDR4 modules with Samsung 8Gb Chips, at an ultra-high 3000MHz frequency with low timings of CL14. This luxury premium memory kit is displayed on the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard with the Intel Core i7-5960X processor. Pushing the Extreme Limit of 64GB (16GBx4) at 3333MHz Demonstrating the extreme limit of 16GB modules with Samsung 8Gb Chips, G.SKILL also showcases a total of 64GB with four modules of 16GB running at 3333MHz, surpassing even the latest 8GB-module based 64GB capacity memory kits. Installed on the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard with the Intel Core i7-5960X processor, this is possibly the most d...



Computex 2015 – G.SKILL Showcases New Trident Z series DDR4 Memory

Computex 2015 – G.SKILL Showcases New Trident Z series DDR4 Memory     Taipei, Taiwan (2 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, showcases the brand new Trident Z series of DDR4 memory designed for PC enthusiasts. With numerous overclocking records under its belt, G.SKILL TridentX series is known as the most powerful overclocking memory series in the PC enthusiast community. The new Trident Z series comes with high quality aluminum heatspreaders and a customized bar in various colors, providing PC builders the options to match their own system’s color scheme, while maintaining efficient heat dissipation. The new Trident Z series DDR4 memory will be available in quad channel and dual channel, starting July 2015. Detailed specifications will be announced soon.  About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.



ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!”

ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!” Your Ultimate Weapon for Victory Taipei, Taiwan – June 1st , 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products is going to rock your world with its high-performance Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) product line. XPG’s primary mission is to provide you with superior computer accessories such as ultra-fast memory modules and high-performance SSDs. Ideal for gamers, PC enthusiasts and overclockers, ADATA’s XPG line will help you blow away your opponents – because XPG is Born to Battle! XPG: An Extreme Performance Warrior Born to Battle! ADATA’s full range of XPG products include high-capacity solid state drives (SSD) featuring fast read/write performance, longevity, stability, and security features that get the lead of your system and jack up your performance. Gamers and overclockers worldwide use ADATA’s hot magma XPG memory for overclocking to achieve extreme performance in balance with XPG memory’s stability-enhancing features such as 2 ounces of solid copper on the memory’s PCB to reduce heat buildup and protect signal integrity. ADATA’s XPG performs as hot as magma, but runs cool to keep your system stable. ADATA’s XPG is Born to Battle! See Your Newest Weapons in the XPG Website! Coming up soon at ADATA’s XPG website, you’ll see XPG product launch pages, eSports news, and interactive social media and video communication. What does this al...



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HyperX 32GB DDR4 Fury Memory Review

Introduction With DDR4 Memory now starting to mature since its release with the X99 chipset, we are starting to see the market get flooded with more options and variety, many of which now providing great performance with high frequencies and lower cost. With more and more kits becoming available, the competition is getting more fierce everyday. Today we have the chance to take a look at the HyperX’s new budget friendly line up the Fury series DDR4 memory. At the launch of DDR4 memory, it primary features were offering lower voltage and higher native frequencies. DDR4 features a native speed of 2133MHz, which is really nothing to WOW over or about since we have seen these speeds with DDR3. However, the main updates are its newer JEDEC Culmination and Density, DDR4 memory components now provide better speeds and faster response while being more power efficient at the same time. The HyperX Fury memory we are going to be looking at today not only offers fast speeds of 2666MHz out of the box, but also offers the efficiency of lower voltage; with that in mind… we can see some great potential with additional performance once overclocked. We will be comparing results from Kingston’s (HyperX) previous line up from its DDR3 series all the way up to HyperX Predator DDR4 series we previous tested. But before we do that, let’s learn about who HyperX is.   Who HyperX is: “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s la...



- G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Achieves Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4062MHz with ASROCK X99M Killer/3.1 Motherboard

G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Achieves Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4062MHz with ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 Motherboard  Taipei, Taiwan (28 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is proud to announce that its Ripjaws 4 DDR4 memory has achieved the fastest air-cooling frequency record at DDR4 4062MHz on the ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 motherboard. G.SKILL has been dedicated to unleash the maximum performance of DDR4 memory since its launch in August 2014. Working closely with ASRock, G.SKILL DDR4 memory is capable of reaching a new height of DDR4 memory frequency at a whopping 4062MHz! It is the fastest DDR4 frequency ever seen with both CPU and memory under standard air-cooling. To witness the exciting record-breaking moment This amazing record has been validated by CPU-Z. For more detailed information, please refer to the following link: http://valid.canardpc.com/b9rhy4 “This outstanding performance is not only a tremendous glory, but also a huge acknowledgement to our overclocking ability.” said James Lee, VP of ASRock Sales and Marketing. About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-...



ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4034MHz!

 ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4034MHz! Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – May 26, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 computer memory is able to clock up to 4034MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4034MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! ADATA will cooperate with msi to demo its XPG overclocking memory and X99 motherboards at COMPUTEX 2015 from June 2nd to 6th in Taipei. ADATA welcomes you to booth J0806 in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F to experience the ultimate performance!   About ADATA XPG Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a brand of ADATA Technology offering the highest-performing computer peripheral products. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing ADATA’s stringent A+ Testing Methodology, which ensures the highest standards for superior product stability and ultra-high performance. XPG provides gamers, high-t...






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