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BIOSTAR at COMPUTEX 2016: Let’s Race to the Future

BIOSTAR at COMPUTEX 2016: Let’s Race to the Future You are invited to the most intense and fast-paced booth at Computex May 20th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is excited to invite everyone to their booth at COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 where BIOSTAR will exhibit its exciting lineup of products including motherboards, VGA and IPCs during May 31st (Tue) – June 4th (Sat) 2016 in Nangang Exhibition Hall (4th floor, booth number M1213a). BIOSTAR’s focus in this showcase is its latest flagship RACING series motherboards, which is their theme for this year’s design along with the slogan of LET’S RACE TO THE FUTURE to highlight the pursuit into tomorrow’s experience. BIOSTAR will be showcasing its full line-up of RACING series motherboards including the latest Intel LGA1151 motherboards. The BIOSTAR RACING series features the latest innovations and technologies from BIOSTAR and visitors can check out for themselves these exciting new features during COMPUTEX 2016. BIOSTAR VGA will also be on display demonstrating some of the excellent graphics cards to complement its motherboard lineup. BIOSTAR IPCs are also on display for specialized applications featuring excellent innovations and reliable technologies including the Smart Locker. Visitors will get to experience first-hand the thrill of BIOSTAR RACING series motherboards powered by BIOSTAR VGAs with RACING machines present at the booth to try out. Race against time and enjoy the high-speed thrill with these machines l...



G.SKILL Announces 3200MHz Breakthrough in DDR4 SO-DIMM High Capacity Memory Kits!

G.SKILL Announces 3200MHz Breakthrough in DDR4 SO-DIMM High Capacity Memory Kits! Taipei, Taiwan (19 May 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces an all-new high performance breakthrough in DDR4 SO-DIMM memory with an intense speed of 3200MHz CL16 in large capacity kits of 32GB (2x16GB) or 16GB (2x8GB), all at 1.35V. Built with ultra-high performance Samsung DDR4 8Gb ICs, the performance of laptops and small form factor systems will never be the same again. Tested and validated on the latest Intel platform featuring the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, this new DDR4-3200MHz SO-DIMM memory kit allows you to wield the power of a desktop system in a portable laptop or mini PC, perfect for casual gaming or working on-the-go. For a screenshot of the validation, please see below: Availability & Specifications This high speed SO-DIMM memory kit model will be released under a 2x16GB configuration for a total of 32GB and a 2x8GB configuration for 16GB. With integrated XMP 2.0 support, high-performance memory can be enabled with a simple setting. The 3200MHz SO-DIMM kit will be available to authorized distribution partners in June 2016. 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 inn...



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NVIDIA Keeps saying Async Support…

“You keep using that term. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya. Before anyone gets upset about my rant, I want to mention that AMD has been just as guilty of marketing hype. That’s what Pascal’s Async Support is looking like it amounts to and I’m getting tired of companies using our politician’s tactic of repeating the lie to try and convince “dumb” consumers to believe it. A.) We’re smarter than that. B.) The GTX 1080 is such a great release that it doesn’t need false hype to brag it up! Admittedly, while the technicality of the matter could actually mean the 1080 has Async support, it’s beginning to look like NVIDIA is using some marketing tricks to smokescreen what’s really going on. A benchmark came out showcasing various tests with Ashes of the Singularity and a GTX 1080. While Pascal fared better than Maxwell, the results aren’t particularly good. In some cases, we see the performance drop again from DirectX 11 and the gains that were made were practically unnoticeable. The key quote from WCCF in understanding how Pascal supports Async is here. ” Dynamic load balancing and improved pre-emption both improve the performance of async compute code considerably on Pascal compared to Maxwell. Although principally this is not exactly the same as Asynchronous Shading or Computing. Because Pascal still can’t execute async code concurrently without pre-emption. ...



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NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Round Up

You might be wondering why there was so little news on the site about the upcoming Pascal GPUs from NVIDIA. That’s mostly because the info was pretty iffy most of the time. The great thing about the hardware industry is that new releases can be very exciting, but they can also be over-hyped. I sat back for some time trying to determine if and what I should be covering about this release, ultimately deciding to wait until the reviews came in. Well, they’re in, and the GTX 1080 is a monster of a GPU! Overall, NVIDIA looks like they really outdid themselves on this one, which is impressive considering how well they outdid themselves with Maxwell. The 1080 achieves performance that’s almost impossible to believe and is certainly a worthy successor to the previous 900 series architecture. The only head scratcher that has some reviewers questioning it is in the high price of the founder’s edition. Outside of that, NVIDIA has knocked it out of the park. Here’s a list of reviews that have released already so that you can easily browse through them at your leisure. GTX 1080 Reviews http://www.pcgamer.com/gtx-1080-review/ http://www.techspot.com/review/1174-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080/ http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-review,1.html http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,4572.html http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/nvidia-gtx-1080-review/ https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080...



Crucial Announces Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 SODIMMs

Crucial Announces Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 SODIMMs   New modules give gamers more speed, more performance, and better gaming   Key Messages:   Increased performance and enhanced integrated graphics frame rates with speeds starting at 2400 MT/s Easy plug-and-play installation with Intel® XMP 2.0 profiles for simple configuration Black PCB design with digital camo features and limited lifetime warranty1 Up to 16GB on a single SODIMM     Multimedia Elements: How Crucial Ballistix is Made Crucial Image Gallery Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, — May 17, 2016 – Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of Ballistix® Sport LT DDR4 SODIMMs. Ideal for gamers and performance enthusiasts, the new modules accelerate gaming laptops and small form factor systems by packing faster speeds into every memory slot, enabling users to run demanding games and applications with ease.   With speeds starting at 2400 MT/s, Ballistix Sport LT SODIMMs offer better latencies, reduced load times, and improved frame rates with integrated graphics. The new modules also feature a sleek black PCB and digital camo design and support Intel® XMP 2.0 profiles for easy installation.   “We’re constantly seeking ways to empower gamers with affordable, easy-to-use products that help them gain that competitive, performance edge,” explained Jeremy Mortenson, product marketing manager, Crucial. “With new platforms supporting fast...



Lian Li’s Two-faced PC-O9: Two Different Chassis Linked as One

Lian Li’s Two-faced PC-O9: Two Different Chassis Linked as One Latest PC Case Fits Powerful AIO/DIY Water Cooling and Highlights Attractive Components May 11, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC -O9 chassis, the latest in its esteemed O-series open-air chassis. This new mid tower case features a distinctive dual-compartment design: one side uses all aluminum panels, the other is wreathed in beautiful tempered glass. Two Faces, Glass and Aluminum The PC-O9 is split into two sections for optimized cooling, organization, and style – it’s like two different cases fused together as conjoined twins. Similar to the PC-O8, the primary compartment uses two large tempered glass panels spanning the sides of the case to showcase the motherboard, VGA cards, and overall flashiest components. The secondary compartment houses the PSU and drive rack in a windowless aluminum exposure. Both compartments are separated by a band running down the middle of the chassis, which contains the inputs and power button. No other case lets builders isolate different components into organized compartments to this degree. Lian Li’s Best Chassis for Water Cooling The PC-O9 has the most flexible cooling layout in its series. It includes five 120mm fans – two exhaust fans behind the drive cage and three intake fans mounted between the compartments. The top panel in the glass compartment has three additional 120mm fan mounts; both top and bottom panels include r...



Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic Titanium Green and Anthracite Grey New Color Release

Enthoo Pro M Walnut, California, May 10th, 2016 – Phanteks today introduced the new Titanium Green and Anthracite Gray Enthoo Pro M Acyrlic Edition. The new color will be available for immediate release. The PRO M Acryclic Window Edition has a full acrylic window, front and top brushed aluminum look panels, and the innovative radiator bracket. The I/O port now resides on the side of the front panel creating a simple but elegant design without the cost. The PRO M Acrylic Window Edition will feature a large interior to support full ATX. A innovative top radiator bracket to allow easy installation of the radiator and/or fans like the Enthoo EVOLV ATX and the EVOLV ITX. The PRO M Acrylic Window Edition comes with the all new HDD mounting system that can support multiple storage with the optional HDD bracket (PH-HDDKT_02). TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS   The Enthoo PRO M focuses on delivering great design without compromising price. Water-cooling builds will be a simple task with the help of our innovative radiator bracket and pump mounting locations. Whether you are a system builder or water-cooling enthusiast, the PRO M will give you unlimited possibilities. APPEARANCE Brushed aluminum look HIGH AIRFLOW CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES WATERCOOLING READY ACCESSORIES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN MAY 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-ES515PA_TG – $89.99 PH-ES515PA_AG - $89.99 WARRANTY 5 Years Limited Warranty



FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series

FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series Low Standby Power Usage, Dynamic Cooling, and DC-DC Design for High Efficiency and Reliability 10th May, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, the performance power specialist, announces the release of its Hydro X Series 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. These ATX PSUs use premium components and Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors made to exacting standards in order to provide users excellent cooling performance at high efficiency with minimum noise.   Efficient, Reliable DC-DC Module Design Both +3.3V and +5V modules use a custom DC-DC design with solid capacitors for efficiency, voltage stability, and high system compatibility. This design is also optimized for the latest power-saving 6th Generation Intel Skylake processors. Tight Voltage Regulation and Smart Cooling A bespoke variable resistor (VR) design better controls the balance point of the +12V rail for tight regulation. Hydro X series PSUs ensure the output voltage is regulated within 1% under any load change. A thermometer monitors the internal temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the 120mm double ball bearing fan to provide optimal cooling. Eco-Minion Controller Reduces Standby Power Consumption Computers spend most of their time sleeping. When a PC is in sleep or idle modes, most of its functions are powered by the +5Vsb rail. The Hydro X series includes an Eco-Minion Controller that enhances the overall performance of this rail. G...



CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple

 CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple 11.05.2016 Taipei, Taiwan – PC Thermal solutions expert CRYORIG is releasing the second Origami based compatibility checker. Following the industry acclaimed CRYORIG Origami Tester that was initially released in 2014 for testing mainboard and component compatibility with CRYORIG products, CRYORIG has pushed the limits of paper folding innovation again with the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker! The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is a simple to build tool to help PC builders measure their case’s CPU Cooler Tolerance Height, as there are still many case manufacturers who for some reason choose to omit this in their product page. Without this critical information, PC builders are left in the dark regarding wither or not a certain cooler will fit their case or not. The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is easy to make and only takes a few clicks to download and assemble. On the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker you’ll find a ruler and set height markers that tell you directly which models can fit your case. What’s more! There will also be height markers for popular coolers from be quiet! Coolermaster, Noctua and more! If there is any request for additional height markers for other models and brands just write in to support@cryorig.com and CRYORIG will add them to the list. ********************************************** CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker – Product Page ********************...



BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4 Motherboard Announced

BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4 Motherboard Announced  Increased performance, reliability and stability for system builders April 29th, 2016 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR proudly announces its latest PRO Series motherboard addition: the BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4. This motherboard allows system builders to utilize DDR4 memory modules with their builds to accommodate the transition from DDR3 to DDR4 and gain the benefits of the newer standard including lower operating voltages and higher speeds at lower latencies. The BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4 supports the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors and uses the H110 chip supports DDR4-2133 and DDR4-1866 memory modules of up to 32GB capacity. The board integrates the core features of the BIOSTAR PRO series notably the Tough Power Enhanced power design for improved stability and AudioArt capacitors that deliver an incredible listening experience versus similar motherboards. The BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4 strikes a perfect balance of price and features. Allowing support for modern technology, users now gain the benefit of modern standard to help them setup a robust and reliability system for their daily needs for both work and entertainment. BIOSTAR PRO Series Features BIOSTAR 6+ Experience   The new BIOSTAR PRO Series will carry on the exclusive BIOSTAR 6+ Experience feature set which delivers the best BIOSTAR has to offer: Speed+, Audio+, Video+, Durable+, Protection+ and DIY+. Specification Read more about BIOSTAR H110MD PRO D4 at: http://www.bios...



BIOSTAR Brings Naval Warfare to the Next Level for World of Warships

BIOSTAR Brings Naval Warfare to the Next Level for World of Warships  Take to the seas armed with BIOSTAR in your arsenal April 25th,2016,Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR in cooperation with Wargaming proudly announces the superb gaming combination for World of Warship. Engage in historical, naval combat in this highly-anticipated free-to-play title and dominate the seas. World of Warships puts you in command of the most iconic warships in history as you take on other players in this exciting combat game. Choose from four ship classes, upgrade your ship with a myriad of parts and commence your salvo against the enemy in an exciting battle of strategy and tactical gameplay that only World of Warships brings.   Your Loadout for this Mission BIOSTAR gives you the right tools to conquer the high seas. Enjoy the stunning visuals of World of Warships and get the best performance with the latest BIOSTAR gaming components. An excellent combo, the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 not only races through land but through the seas as it takes your warship and you to a whole new level of performance while the BIOSTAR GEFORCE GTX 960 gives you the best of what World of Warships has to offer, allowing you to crank up the detail settings and enjoy the game at its full, visual glory with stunning fidelity. Download World of Warships for FREE at: http://worldofwarships.asia/en/content/game/   RACING Z170GT7 Specifications Super 5 Design Biostar has built the RACING series motherboard from the ground up,...



Colorful Introduces the iGame Z170 Ymir-X

Colorful Introduces the iGame Z170 Ymir-X Gaming Motherboard Best in class features for high-performance gaming   April 25th, 2016 Taipei, Taiwan – Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts its high-end gaming motherboard: the iGame Z170 Ymir-X for the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors. As part of the iGame family of high-performance products intended for gamers and enthusiasts, this board sports the most sought-after features for the best gaming experience. Sporting a rich arsenal of features, the iGame Z170 Ymir-X motherboard is built to let gamers experience the best from Colorful with powerful hardware built and designed for the most demanding gamers. Featuring 14-phase power delivery design for stable and reliable power delivery, complimented by 10K black gold solid caps and SANYO tantalum capacitors.   iGame Z170 Ymir-X Features Robust power delivery – 14-phase power design built with reliable, high-performance components for excellent stability and reliability   KillerLAN – Killer E2205 gaming-grade network for optimal network performance and bandwidth traffic management Gamer Voice – professional Hi-Fi audio system featuring 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) hi-fi chip for clear and high power audio together with Nichicon Japanese capacitors. Clear audio output – dedicated USB audio ports for stable 5v voltage delivery for clear and distortion-free USB audio a...



QNAP to Showcase Private IoT Cloud Platform at IoT World 2016

QNAP to Showcase Private IoT Cloud Platform at IoT World 2016 Taipei, Taiwan, April 29, 2016 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. has redefined NAS for IoT and will be showcasing its grand vision of “NAS as Private IoT Cloud Platform” at IoT World 2016 – at Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, California. QNAP’s NAS has catapulted the company to a commanding leadership position by offering the broadest lineup of products and solutions that are feature-packed yet affordable for home users, SMBs, and enterprises. QNAP now envisions “QIoT Containers” – a Private IoT Cloud Platform based on QNAP NAS – to prove that NAS, with its diversified applications, is more than just a storage management device. This platform is primarily targeted towards IoT application developers. IoT (Internet of Things) is the next big IT revolution and multiple public cloud platform providers such as Amazon® and Microsoft® are extending their product portfolio to public IoT cloud platforms. “QNAP is bringing QIoT Containers to complement these public IoT cloud platforms,” said Amol Narkhede, Product Manager of QNAP. “With QIoT Containers, developers can design their own private IoT cloud platform, and can be up and running within a few minutes.” QIoT Containers is extension to QNAP’s robust Container Station. Container Station provides lightweight virtualization technologies such as LXC and Docker®. With QIoT Containers, QNAP is launching multiple containers such as Ponte,...



Supersized 4K UHD – New Philips 43-inch Display with 4K UHD Resolution and 4K MultiView Feed

Supersized 4K UHD: New Philips 43-inch Display with 4K UHD Resolution and 4K MultiView Feed  Largest display yet in Philips 4K UHD display line-up UltraClear 4K UHD resolution for greater precision and detail MultiView 4K for four systems on one screen Supersized 4K UHD: The new Philips BDM4350UC Amsterdam, 26 April 2016: MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new addition to the line-up of Philips 4K Ultra HD displays. At 43 inches, the latest display is the largest in the range to date, and delivers the same brilliant 4K UHD viewing experience, detail and precision as its siblings. This extra-large desktop provides professionals with more space than ever to work. With MultiView 4K support, it is also possible to stream input from four different sources simultaneously without compromising on the sense of space that a display of this size creates on the desktop. Quadruple clarity and extra productivity The new BDM4350UC Philips display uses high performance panels to deliver UltraClear 4K UHD images: at 3840 x 2160 pixels, this is four times the resolution of Full HD, and four times the clarity. The display makes images and graphics come alive, whatever the application. CAD engineers can zoom in on the fine detail of intricate designs. In geo-exploration, the scientific images are presented with more clarity than ever. Financial experts pulling together data into vast, complex spreadsheets can keep everything in vie...



ENERMAX Announces the New DFR Technology with D.F.PRESSURE

ENERMAX Announces the New DFR Technology with D.F.PRESSURE April 28th, 2016, Taoyuan, Taiwan – ENERMAX transcend itself by develops the PC fan- D.F. PRESSURE. With the patented DFR (Dust Free Rotation) technology, it allows the fan to swiftly blow away dust in order to prolong the lifespan and APS (Adjustable Peak Speed) control to balance between cooling performance and silent operation. D.F.PRESSURE is definitely the best choice for PC cooling and gaming systems. Patented DFR (Dust Free Rotation) Technology Thanks to the DFR (Dust Free Rotation) technology, it offers a total solution for self-cleaning: prolong the product lifetime and extend the intervals for fan and system cleaning maintenance. The revolutionary DFR technology makes the fan to spin in reverse action at the highest RPM set by the user for 10 seconds upon startup before it resume to the normal operation. High Pressure Blades Design Due to the high pressure blade design, the blades accurately centralize dispersed airflow to the center zone and create extremely high air pressure up to 4.812mm-H2O,while maintaining noiseless operation. The high pressure blade comes from a precision circular arc design which generates high air pressure from the leading edge to trailing edge of the blade. D.F. PRESSURE can offer high air pressure for various of applications, including home PC, gaming PC, workstations and other industrial usage..  User friendly side switch with PWM function The new positioned side control ...






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