Sunday, March 6, 2016

IT News Head Lines (techPowerUp) 07/03/2016


(PR) GIGABYTE Announces the Z170 March OC Madness Competition
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its next competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z170 March OC Madness Competition, to be hosted this March on

Kicking off March 12th, the GIGABYTE Z170 March OC Madness Competition will challenge overclockers to push their motherboards and 6th Gen Intel processors to the limit, in a two category, three stage competition that's absolute madness. This competition is open to all skill levels, with Novice, Rookie, Enthusiast, Elite and Extreme category levels allowing anyone to participate.

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(PR) Thecus Announces the N12580 and N16850 NAS Servers
Thecus Technology Corp, today announced the launch of two new enterprise-class NAS, the N12850 and N16850. These 12 and 16-bay network-attached storage solutions offer massive scalability, exceptional performance, supporting cross-platform file sharing, schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, to ensure a highly efficient working environment.

"Businesses today are seeking a NAS system that can best handle the demanding day-to-day high storage needs that occur in the workplace. Our new enterprise-class N12850 and N16850 NAS series are the solution. With advanced data protection and integrity mechanisms, these rackmounts NAS provide the ideal choice for storing a business's crucial data." said Florence Shih, CEO of Thecus Technology Corp.

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(PR) Club 3D Unveils USB 3.1 Type-C Display Adapters
Back in October 2015 Club 3D did introduce its first USB 3.1 Type-C Adapters. Those adapters did have a very good market acceptance directly from the beginning and with Type C featured Notebooks, Ultrabooks etc. having a wider spread from week to week we are sure that now is the right time to introduce the next USB 3.1 Type C Adapters to offer our customers the widest range of outputs that they can get with Type C.Those adapters do form an innovative new product segment with our existing range of high quality Audio/ Video Adapters like f.e. the first (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters (CAC-1070/1170) that were initially introduced by Club 3D in January 2016.

The USB Type-C connector was introduced in the first months of 2015. This completely new connector plug is smaller, reversible and capable of transferring more than data alone. It is expected that the USB Type-C connector will eventually replace the USB Type A and Type B connectors we have all been using over the past years. With the Type-C connector, the USB 3.1 standard was introduced as well. Compared to USB 3.0 the new standard offers twice the transfer rate of up to 10 Gbps and allows for three essential features to be used over a single cable: Video, Data and Power.

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(PR) Thermalright Announces the Macho 120SBM CPU Cooler
Introducing the Macho 120 SBM. A new cooler joins the Macho Family: With the Macho 120 SBM Thermalright added a compact version of its popular Macho 120 Rev. A to its portfolio. Its narrower design makes it the ideal candidate for Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX systems, where it can score with its maximum compatibility. With dimension of 130 x 101 x 150 mm the Macho 120 SBM is noticeably thinner than its „big brother". Thus it can easily fit in cases for which the Macho 120 Rev. A was too big. The newly designed TY 127 PWM fan provides the necessary airflow and guarantees the cooler an outstanding cooling performance.

The concept of the heatsink aligned to the rear that is used for all the coolers of the Macho family is also part of the design of the Macho 120 SBM, which eliminates the possibility of interference with RAM-coolers almost completely. Five 6 mm heatpipes, in conjunction with the 30 aluminum cooling fins in the typical Macho design ensure that the cooler offers a superior heat dissipation. The fins offer a particularly low air resistance and have been optimized for low-rpm fans.

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(PR) Tenda Announces the F3 Mainstream Router
Tenda Technology Inc. a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, announces the F3, a slim, low-profile 300Mbps router that sets up easily for a perfect, economical home wireless solution. The F3 uses a high-end Broadcom networking chip for outstanding, consistent networking performance. This advanced chip makes for a more reliable connection while streaming HD videos, uploading large files, video conferencing, or any of the myriad high-bandwidth demands on today's routers.

Sick of WiFi dead zones? Three external high-gain omnidirectional antennas give the F3 network coverage up to 200 square meters, keeping the many mobile devices, computers, and home media players connected in every corner of the house. The F3 employs IP-based control settings allowing users to allot specific bandwidth allowances for different computers and tasks. These settings can prevent non-critical applications from diluting precious bandwidth when under high demand, ensuring the best use of networking resources in a home network.

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(PR) Tesoro Announces the Ascalon H7L Gaming Mouse
Tesoro Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, has announced the launch of its latest gaming mouse, the Tesoro Ascalon H7L. Built with only the finest components available, the Ascalon H7L features seven independently programmable buttons with a reset hotkey, a high-precision gaming sensor, and the highest quality Omron switches. Equipped with a 32bit ARM Cortex premium processor and 512KB onboard memory, the Ascalon H7L offers first-rate features essential for gaming including 6400 DPI for precision, 1000 Hz pooling rate for short response time (1ms), and 200 ips motion detection with 50g acceleration for ultimate accuracy.

Designed with direction from today's elite gamers, the new mouse is engineered with sleek, humanistic ergonomics and antimicrobial soft-touch finish providing unprecedented comfort to ensure high performance during long gaming sessions. A braided, 2 meter gold-plated USB cable lends added durability and prevents fraying. The Ascalon H7L also offers customizable 16.8M RGB color lighting.

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(PR) EKWB Releases Brand New P Series Liquid Cooling Kits
EK's existing lineup of Liquid and Extreme Series kits is getting a third, Performance Series kits. They come in three different versions, where the size of the radiator and the size and number of fans is the only difference between them. As with other EK kits, P series kits are named after the radiator size that comes with each kit. Hance, EK-KIT P240, EK-KIT P280 and EK-KIT P360.

Customers looking for a complete CPU custom loop solution, get a perfect package with top quality components and don't have to worry about compatibility issues or getting the wrong amount of fittings, too short tube or any other problem beginners face with! Each kit has carefully selected components that make every PC silent, highly overclockable and absolutely beautiful! All P kits can be expanded with additional GPU water blocks and with VR boom just around the corner, gamers everywhere can rest assured, they have the best possible cooling solution in their gaming PC.

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(PR) Samsung Introduces World's Highest Capacity Enterprise SSD - 15.36 TB
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it is now shipping the industry's largest solid state drive (SSD) - the "PM1633a," a 15.36 terabyte (TB) drive. First revealed at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit in August, the 15.36TB SSD is based on a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, for use in enterprise storage systems. Because the PM1633a comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, enterprise storage managers can fit twice as many of the drives in a standard 19-inch, 2U rack, compared to an equivalent 3.5-inch storage drive

"To satisfy an increasing market need for ultra-high-capacity SAS SSDs from leading enterprise storage system manufacturers, we are directing our best efforts toward meeting our customers' SSD requests," said Jung-bae Lee, Senior Vice President, Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to lead the industry with next-generation SSDs, using our advanced 3D V-NAND memory technology, in order to accelerate the growth of the premium memory market while delivering greater performance and efficiency to our customers."

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MSI Announces the Z170A Krait Gaming 3X Motherboard
On its 30th anniversary as a motherboard maker, MSI unveiled a new premium socket LGA1151 board, the Z170A Krait Gaming 3X. This board features the white and black color-scheme distinctive of the Krait family of motherboards by the company, with bright white on the heatsinks and ports, contrasting the black PCB, and hints of red, reminding you of the "Gaming" family origins. Those aside, the Z170A Krait Gaming 3X is a performance-segment offering, built in the ATX form-factor. The board draws power from 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and uses a 7-phase VRM to condition it for the CPU. It uses high-capacity "Titanium" chokes.

The LGA1151 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR4-3600 memory, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots. Other expansion slots include a third PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical gen 3.0 x4), wired to the Z170 PCH, besides four other PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Storage connectivity includes a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, a 16 Gb/s SATA-Express port, and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. The onboard AudioBoost 3 solution features dual headphones amplifiers, audio-grade capacitors, ground-layer isolation, Nahmic Audio Enhancer, and a 115 dBA SNR CODEC. Networking is care of an Intel I219-V GbE controller. Modern connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (one each of type-A and type-C on the rear panel), and six USB 3.0 ports. MSI didn't reveal pricing.

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(PR) QNAP Announces Budget Dual-core TS-128 and TS-228 Compact NAS
QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of the energy-efficient and budget-friendly dual-core Compact NAS, including the 1-bay TS-128 and 2-bay TS-228. Designed with a mini-tower form factor that takes less desktop space, they are ideal for home users to create their own personal cloud. The feature-rich TS-128/228 helps users to easily handle file backup and synchronization tasks, and also provides remote access and a wide range of multimedia apps to enrich their digital lifestyle.

"As photoshooting and recording with smartphones, tablets and digital cameras has become mainstream and the desire for high-resolution multimedia content becomes stronger, users are eager to find easier and more convenient methods for digital storage and sharing," said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. "The new TS-128 and TS-228 presents an ideal personal NAS at a budget price to provide users with a great base for data storage, backup and multimedia entertainment."

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(PR) Samsung Portable SSD T3 Now Available for Purchase
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced availability and pricing of the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. "Today's consumers and business professionals are increasingly relying on external storage, seeking faster data transfers and larger capacities. The Samsung Portable SSD T3 raises the bar for external storage, safely and securely packing up to two terabytes of data into a robust package that fits in the palm of your hand," said Andrew Sivori, vice president of Consumer IT Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 with vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology enables fast and convenient external storage and transfer of large files across devices. With the T3, users can send content to and from Windows, Mac OS, & Android devices with ease and reliability. Enabling them to access their high quality content on Android smartphones, tablets, and compatible Smart TVs via USB port. The drive is ideal for consumers, content creators, business and IT professionals looking to store and access up to 2TB of data with the peace of mind that their data will be protected across their devices.

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(PR) AMD GPUOpen Fuels Seismic Supercomputing Efforts for Geoscience Leader CGG
AMD today announced that CGG, a pioneering global geophysical services and equipment company, has deployed AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs to accelerate its geoscience oil and gas research efforts, harnessing more than 1 PetaFLOPS of GPU processing power. Employing AMD's HPC GPU Computing software tools available on, CGG rapidly converted its in-house NVIDIA CUDA code to OpenCL for seismic data processing running on an AMD FirePro S9150 GPU production cluster, enabling fast, cost-effective GPU-powered research.

"The installation of the large AMD GPU production cluster at CGG is a great example of how AMD's technology prowess in both HPC GPU hardware and in open source software tools combined to deliver incredible results," said Brian Reeves, senior director, product management, AMD Professional Graphics. "Energy research is a demanding and time-intensive task that stands to realize significant benefits from the use of GPU computation. GPUOpen software tools coupled with AMD FirePro S-series hardware enables an efficient and cost-effective solution for rapid data processing that can drive tremendous competitive advantage."

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(PR) Lian Li Hosts Facebook Giveaway for its First Ever Brushed Aluminum Keyboards
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is pleased to announce a giveaway event to kick-start its latest venture: the TerminAl keyboard and mouse bundle. Participants have a chance of being the first owners of Lian Li's first ever peripherals. Come participate in the giveaway!

From March 1st to March 25th, fans can access the giveaway via Lian Li's Facebook page. Anyone can participate by simply casting a vote for their favorite TerminAl color style. Winners for each color - one per color, six total winners - will be announced every seven days until the end of the event.

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