Project Shield (which is now, officially, Shield) is a portable game console powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip (quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores). It provides a full console-grade controller with two joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button. A lid flips up on the top to reveal an integrated 5-inch (1280x720) HD touchscreen display.
The Shield is priced at USD 349 and pre-order will go live on May 20th from the partners listed on shield.nvidia.com. Fans who have signed up to receive Shield updates by clicking “Notify Me” on the Shield website will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order starting today.
Today, Lian Li announced a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX case, the PC-Q30. With a curve-shaped design and large acrylic front window, the fully aluminum PC-Q30 allows users to show off their systems
Thanks to the two expansion slots on the top of the case, the PC-Q30 supports video cards up to 7.8” (200 mm). For storage, up to four 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be mounted in the removable hard drive cage at the bottom of the case.
A 140mm fan in the rear of the case expels hot air, while ventilation on the top and side allows for cool air to enter. A small form factor power supply up to 4.9” (125 mm) is placed on rubber pads in order to reduce vibrations.
The front of the PC-Q30 is minimalistic in aesthetics and houses the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and red while loading. The I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections is located on the left side of the front of the chassis to not interrupt the elegant aesthetics.
The PC-Q30 will be available in June in the U.S. and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$ 149.
Arctic has just announced the Alpine 20 PLUS CO, a low profile CPU cooler dedicated to Intel LGA-2011 socket. It uses a high quality dual ball bearing from Japan to offer a lifespan up to 5 times longer than common sleeve bearing types. This low profile yet long-lasting CPU cooler is no doubt an excellent cooling solution for entry level servers.
Equipped with a 92 mm PWM fan with low noise impeller, the Alpine 20 PLUS CO offers a decent boost of cooling performance and lowers the noise level significantly compared to the box cooler. Thanks to the PWM control, it adjusts the fan speed according to the CPU temperature and thus the noise is always maintained at an absolute minimum.
The pre-installed spring-loaded screws guarantee hassle-free setup and ensure optimized contact pressure. It also comes with the pre-applied MX-4 thermal compound which enhances the heat dissipation from the CPU.
The Alpine 20 PLUS CO CPU cooler is priced at US$ 17.90.
The N200 is the latest addition to Cooler Master’s brand new N Series of compact mainstream cases with extensive water cooling support and improved air cooling performance wrapped in subtle and simplistic designs.
The N200 not only supports 120 mm radiators at the back, but is the first mini-tower that supports installing 120 mm or even 240 mm radiators in the front of the case. Thanks to an all mesh front panel, two high quality Cooler Master XtraFlo fans, and large air vents, it boasts excellent cooling performance.
Despite its extremely compact size, the N200 supports 160 mm tall CPU tower coolers, long high end VGAs, including the upcoming HD 7990, four 2.5” SSDs and three of 3.5” HDDs.
The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 (120-G2-1000-XR) is the newest EVGA power supply. It offers 1,000 W of continuous power, is 80 Plus Gold rated, has a single +12 V rail, Japanese capacitors, a 140 mm double ball bearing fan, a modular cabling system, and the following protections:
OVP (Over Voltage Protection)
UVP (Under Voltage Protection)
OCP (Over Current Protection)
OPP (Over Power Protection)
SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
OTP (Over Temperature Protection)
This brand new unit from EVGA is priced at USD 199.99.
Seasonic’s power supplies listed below 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.
NZXT has announced the return of its Sentry Mix fan controller. Designed to satisfy the needs of mainstream users, gamers and enthusiasts alike, the Sentry Mix 2 comes with an improved design at an unbeatable price.
This high-performance fan controller brings six channels of continuous 30 watts of power to your fingertips, giving you complete control over an arsenal of fans. Like its predecessor, the Sentry Mix 2 offers a perfect blend of functionality and style.
Its matte-black finish, glossy-black sliders and customizable LED lighting ensures it will blend seamlessly with nearly any build. The Sentry Mix 2 also comes with PWM-ready connectors, offering users control over a wide variety of fan options.
Designed with inspiration from today’s most sophisticated audio mixers, the Sentry Mix 2 will set the stage for your build with cutting-edge precision and style. The NZXT Sentry Mix 2 will be available for USD 29.99.
Cooler Master has announced the entrance of the V Series Power Supply (PSU) line to North American markets.
Developed to be the highest quality, Cooler Master carefully sourced every aspect of the V Series PSU line to produce a high-efficiency and stable power supply. This operational stability includes being highly efficient even at low loads – far exceeding the parameters of the breadth of operational efficiency exhibited by a typical 80 Plus Gold PSU.
A single, powerful rail platform channels the full power of V Series PSUs with outstanding voltage stability, ripple suppression, and efficiency.
These higher quality components include the highest grade Japanese electrolyte and solid capacitors, a custom PCB interface, and high quality 42 mm transformers.
All of which are among a few of the integral parts that make the V Series a great power supply.
V Series PSUs include a 135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan. This bearing type offers superior performance at lower noises while lasting far longer than the typical PSU fan. The real-world result is that V-series PSUs are extremely quiet, even under full load while still keeping cool.
When considering ease of use and ability to manage cables, fully modular flat ribbon cables are among the best. These give users the ability to compress and arrange their cables in clean and compact ways not possible with traditional and individually sleeved cabling - saving time and enabling builds with the best possible airflow.
It supports 4th Generation Intel Core Desktop Processor C6/C7 Power States allowing the processor to go from C0 (active) to C7 (Deep Power Down Mode) which helps provide maximum power savings.
The V Series will be available in 700 W, 850 W, and 1000 W models. Price and availability may vary based on region. This release is meant for the U.S. and Canada regions only.
Cables and wires amount to sheer havoc once accumulated to multitudes that may trip or strangle people. It’s also frustrating when one constantly needs to search through heaps of tangled cables in order to swap to different devices that share the same monitor. Well, the good news is, from now on with ASRock’s A-Style: HDMI-In, you may connect both your monitor and secondary device to your motherboard, and then toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey.
HDMI-In can be applied to any device with an HDMI output, such as laptops, smartphones, handheld game consoles, and video game consoles. Plus, it works even if your computer is powered off. Hence, no more cable unplugging and plugging is required. Moreover, you won’t need to deal with that murderous mass of wires lying behind your computer, or at least not yet.
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