Today, AMD launched the AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory and Radeon RAMDisk 4.1. AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory is the only memory on the market that offers both XMP and AMP memory profiles in one package, enabling ultimate ease in overclocking on both platforms. AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory will ship with a free AMD Radeon RAMDisk 64 GB, which features enhanced load-and-save functionality. When paired with an AMD A10 Series APU, AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory will improve frames-per-second (FPS) by up to 22 percent. Gamer Series Memory is part of AMD’s Unified Gaming Strategy initiative that places AMD technology at the heart of digital gaming and plays a critical role that enables top performance, an outstanding experience, and maximum value for PC gamers everywhere.
The newly introduced Gamer Series Memory is composed of high quality components that help deliver top memory performance and reliability. With Dataram, AMD’s memory manufacturing partner, AMD is proud to introduce Gamer Series to its product line up as well as the improved performance of AMD Radeon RAMDisk that allows gaming enthusiasts to load their favorite games significantly faster, saving time and eliminating frustrations.
Features and Benefits of AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory:
Support for XMP and AMP Technology: Designed and tested to ensure compatibility across multiple platforms.
Suitable for Everyone: Great fit for casual to hardcore gamers and everyone in between.
Unbeatable Value: Comes with free Radeon RAMDisk 64 GB with enhanced load-and-save as well as lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
Stay Cool: Features high-grade aluminum heat shield for enhanced heat dissipation.
AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series Memory is available in the USA in early May 2013 through its launch partner, Newegg.com.
Deepcool has announced the third member of its Multicore notebook cooler family, the Multicore X8. Sporting a large, high quality aluminum panel and 4 x 100 mm fans, this notebook cooler is able to cool down your notebook for better performance and safety.
The contact area has been specially designed with four separate aluminum “zones” allowing the four fans to blow into four different regions under the notebook. This innovative design makes full use of the dissipation area, and also covers the various hot-spots of your notebook. Also included is a fan control knob allowing fan combinations to be turned on or off: all fans on, two upper fans on, two lower fans on, all fans off, which offers a balance between cooling performance and noise level.
With two foldable supporting feet, the Multicore X8 is able to provide the user with two viewing angles to help ensure a healthy viewing position whether typing an email or watching a YouTube video. In addition, there are two included USB ports for expanding the notebook’s usable connectivity.
Thermal Solutions specialist Gelid Solutions adds cable as a new product category to its GAMER product line.
To start, power supply cable adaptor such as 6-pin (PCI-E), 8-pin (EPS), and 24-pin (EPS) with precisely prepared high-end UV reactive single sleeve in black, white, red, and blue will be offered for the enthusiast. All cables have 18 AWG and a length of 30 cm.
6-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 6
8-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 8
24-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 10
The Coenus is the newest series of computer case from Enermax geared toward gamers. It is compatible with microATX and ATX motherboards, and features three 5.25” external bays, seven 3.5” internal bays, four 2.5” internal bays (converted from 3.5” internal bays), seven slots for expansion cards, and two USB 3.0 ports.
As for cooling, the Coenus comes with one 120 mm fan (with LED) on the front panel and one 120 mm fan on the rear panel.
Corsair has announced two new solid-state drive (SSD) related products. The first, the SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit, enables users to easily duplicate and transfer data between drives. The kit, which includes a cable and software, is ideal for users upgrading from traditional hard disk drives (HDD) to faster, more rugged Corsair SSDs. In addition, the company announced the Corsair SSD Toolbox, a free software utility which enables users to configure, optimize and monitor their Corsair SSDs.
The SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit enables users to move data between a hard drive and SSD by simply selecting the source drive and destination drives and then clicking a button. Designed for users migrating their data to newly installed SSDs, the kit includes data migration software, a USB-to-SATA cable, and Quick Start Guide. The cable supports USB 3.0 and 2.0 delivering transfer rates up to 180 MB/s with USB 3.0 ports, four times faster than USB 2.0.
The Corsair SSD Toolbox software helps Corsair SSD owners to install, configure, optimize, and monitor the health of their drives. The Windows compatible software is available as a free download from the Downloads tab of SSD product pages.
LUXA2 (a Thermaltake's brand), a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories including holders and cases, is proud to announce a brand new iPad mini accessory for in-car entertainment, the MiniCinema iPad mini Case.
Turn your iPad mini into a personal in-car entertainment system with MiniCinema iPad mini case. This leather case securely holds the iPad mini, and the adjustable elastic strap on the back of the case wraps around the car’s headrest. The iPad mini is positioned nicely on the back of the headset for passengers to watch videos, browse the web, play games, and more while riding.
The elastic strap also works as a convenient hand grip to provide extra security when holding the iPad mini.
Genuine leather construction
Adjustable strap attaches to the back of the car’s headrest
ASRock’s 8 Series motherboards will be packed with a set of various new features with the code name A-Style, which includes Purity Sound, an audio solution for people who take audio seriously.
Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions, and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Including 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec that supports 115dB SNR DAC, and two TI NE5532 amplifiers, one is a Differential Amplifier and the other is a Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600 ohm headphones. And there’s also cap-less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding, and support for DTS Connect.
With the new motherboards that support Purity Sound, users may expect more details with less distortion and the industry’s highest SNR 115 dB. It also provides the exact amount of oomph for bass heads to bounce to the beats, and Premium Headset Amplifier for headphiles to directly connect their high impedance headphones, such as 600 ohm headphones, without needing to buy another expensive audio amplifier or sound card.
Japanese manufacturer Scythe is announcing an update of the Kama Panel series. Kama Panel 3.1 offers an easy and fast way to extend the PC case with additional connectivity such as two USB 3.0 ports and a HDD rack for 2.5” hard drives/solid state drives (SSD). Useful features, such as a built-in fan controller for two fans, a card reader, and front audio connectors, have been kept from the earlier models and remained throughout the revisions.
Kama Panel 3.1 is based on the design of the former versions, which has been gradually upgraded with new functions and technologies to offer the best possible connectivity and usability, packed into a single 5.25” bay in the front panel. The latest 3.1 version features two USB 3.0 ports and a card reader for Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSD /microSDHC and SD/SDHC /MMC flash media.
Additionally one mic and one 3.5 mm stereo jack are located in the front of Kama Panel 3.1.
The right side of Kama Panel 3.1 is dedicated to the control and monitoring of fan speed and temperatures. Users are able to connect up to two case fans on the rear side and control them by turning the retractable knobs. Supplied connector cables support both 3-pin and 4-pin fan connectors, where the fan speed is only adjusted using voltage regulation. Kama Panel 3.1 adjusts the voltage in the range between 3.7 and 12 volts. A built-in LCD provides useful information about current fan speed and temperature of both channels at the same time. Depending on the preference, users can use the backlight illumination or deactivate it, if required. In accordance with the measured temperatures, users are able to set individual alarm temperatures between 40°C and 90°C in one degree steps. Displayed temperatures can be easily changed from Celsius to Fahrenheit by pressing one button in the front of Kama Panel 3.1.
One of the new key features of the new Kama Panel 3.1 is the built-in rack for hard drives/solid state drives (SSD). Thanks to this new rack, users are able to directly connect a drive with a maximum height of 3.74“ (9.5 mm). Kama Panel 3.1 is furthermore equipped with one power and one reset button on the left side.
Users are able to purchase the new Scythe Kama Panel 3.1 (model number SCKMPN-3100) as of today for the MSRP of 32.00 EUR.
Intel has just released more details about the new Haswell processors. It sets new benchmarks in terms of energy efficiency. The new C6 and C7 states are able to reduce the CPU power consumption to just 0.05 A while previous Ivy Bridge processors draw up to ten times more minimum current.
But the positive progress of the CPU technology is subject to certain restrictions, because only few power supplies will be able to deliver stable voltages at such low loads. End users are therefore groping in the dark with no clues if their own power supply will be compatible with the new energy functions of Intel Haswell CPUs. PSU manufacturers usually do not state the possible minimum load of their products.
Enermax makes a step forward and publishes a PSU compatibility list. All current high-end and mid-range models from Enermax are already prepared for the upcoming Intel processors. They are equipped with a DC-to-DC converter which enables the so-called ZERO Load Design. These power supplies will deliver rock-stable voltages even at 0 W load. Also the owners of older Enermax power supplies can be relieved: The manufacturer applies the ZERO Load Design already in all high-end power supplies since the Revolution85+ series which was launched in 2008.
Zotac has unveiled a factory-overclocked version of the GeForce GTX Titan video card, dubbed GeForce GTX Titan AMP! Edition. This card runs at 902 MHz (954 MHz in turbo mode) and has 6 GB of GDDR5 memory accessed at 6,608 MHz through a 384-bit interface.
Just to let you know, the original GTX Titan runs at 837 MHz (876 MHz in turbo mode) and has 6 GB of GDDR5 memory accessed at 6 GHz through a 384-bit interface.
Today, Toshiba launched the Canvio Connect, a portable external hard drive that offers up to 2 TB of storage in a new slim and compact form factor and is available in several different colors, including black, silver, blue, red, and white. What sets the Canvio Connect apart from competitive storage offerings currently on the market is its ability to access and share files anytime, anywhere. For the first time ever, a product within Toshiba’s portable hard drive lineup will allow users to back up videos and photos directly from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that are equipped with Toshiba Storage’s iOS or Android app to the external hard drive.
As long as Toshiba’s Canvio Connect is connected to an Internet-enabled PC that is powered on, users will have complete access to their files, photos, music, and movies from any device –no matter where they are. The Canvio Connect also allows users to share large files and folders instantly. As an additional bonus, the Canvio Connect includes 10 GB of free cloud storage for storing “always available” copies of important files.
Toshiba’s Canvio Connect is pre-formatted NTFS for Windows PC and comes with a NTFS driver for Mac, allowing users to store and access files from their PC and Mac without reformatting. The device also includes a two year limited warranty.
The Canvio Connect will be available for purchase on ToshibaDirect.com and select retailers in mid-May. Pricing for the external hard drive will be USD 99 for 500 GB, USD 109.99 for 750 GB, USD 129.99 for 1 TB, USD 169.99 for 1.5 TB, and USD 189.99 for 2 TB.
Nexus has expanded its power supply offering with the launch of the RX-6500 model. This 650 W unit features a modular cabling system, an active PFC circuitry, a single +12V rail, efficiency over 85%, and a 135 mm ball-bearing fan.
This power supply has been treated with a special paint. This paint gives the power supply the appearance of being covered with fibers.
Toshiba has announced that its new line of high performance CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, the EXCERIA PRO series, is already on sale in the Japanese market. Sales will also follow in Asia, Europe and North America. The initial line-up of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB cards complies with the new Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2 (VPG-65) standard.
The EXCERIA PRO CF cards integrate Toshiba’s NAND flash memory and specially developed dedicated firmware. They achieve a read speed of 160 MB/s and write speed of 150 MB/s, the highest level yet reported, according to the company.
The new cards are compliant with the CompactFlash Association (CFA) standard CompactFlash Specification Revision 6.1 and compatible with the UDMA7 high speed interface, ensuring they can support high performance DSLRs to the fullest. The cards are also compatible with the latest “Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2” standard, VPG-65. VPG-65 secures Full HD video capture streams at a minimum write speed of 65 MB/s for compatible host devices and recording media. VPG-65 enables 4K resolution (a digital movie file format with horizontal resolution of approx. 4,000 pixels and vertical resolution of approx. 2,000 pixels) movie shooting and high quality Full HD video capture at high frame rates with no dropped frames.
Corsair has announced the Obsidian Series 350D PC case. Available with a solid or windowed side panel, the Obsidian Series 350D brings unprecedented expansion and cooling options to smaller, more portable, high-performance PCs.
Like larger cases in the premium Obsidian Series line, the Obsidian Series 350D sports a clean, black, brushed-aluminum styling. The case is also designed for fast and neat builds with tool-free access and drive installation as well as an innovative cable routing system. The Obsidian Series 350D case supports both microATX and mini ITX motherboards and has plenty of interior space for liquid CPU cooling, dual 3.5” hard drives, dual 2.5” SSDs, dual 5.25” drives, and dual full-length graphics cards. It also has five expansion slots and five fan mounting points with room for two 240 mm radiators. The front panel provides convenient access to USB 3.0 and audio connectors.
The Obsidian Series 350D will be available in May from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The suggested retail price in the U.S. is USD 99.99 for the solid side panel version and USD 109.99 for the windowed version. The cases are backed by a 2-year warranty.
TRENDnet has announced the availability of the AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter, model TEW-805UB— a Wireless AC adapter with a USB 3.0 port which maintains high speed wireless transmissions to a Windows-based computer.
TRENDnet’s TEW-805UB connects to a high performance Wireless AC network at up to 867 Mbps or to a common Wireless N network at up to 300 Mbps. The intuitive installation process takes less than five minutes. A convenient adapter utility stores multiple network settings and prioritizes network connections. A Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button connects the adapter to a wireless network at the touch of the button. This compact adapter is powered by the computer.
Wireless: Next generation Wireless AC
Dual Band: 867 Mbps Wireless AC or 300 Mbps Wireless N
USB: SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports
Whole Home Coverage: Whole home wireless coverage
One Touch Connection: Connect to the router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button