Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Kingston Technology to Hold Dota 2 Competition, Overclocking Finals at CES 2014

Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will hold the live finals for its Dota 2 and overclocking global contest during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition, Kingston will showcase exciting new products and technologies coming this year.

Dota 2 is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. The HyperX Dota 2 League tournament began online last October with 16 professional gaming teams from around the world. The four finalists are: Alliance from Sweden, LGD Gaming, Vici Gaming from China, and Fnatic from Europe. The four teams will battle live for $50,000 (USD) in prize money.

The HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) contest began in October in conjunction with HWBOT, the premier informational website for overclockers and performance enthusiasts. Contestants competed to post the highest benchmarks for Maximum Memory Frequency, Super PI, and Intel XTU in an open online qualifying competition. Five finalists from China, Poland, South Africa, and the U.S. will compete with components supplied by Kingston and its partners: ASUS, Cooler Master and Intel. In addition to the $10,000 (USD) in prizes there is a $1,000 (USD) bonus for anyone who breaks the world record in any of the categories during the finals.

In addition to the two contests, Kingston will demo upcoming products and technologies:
  • The LSI SandForce 3700 Flash Controller allows higher performance, reliability and endurance. Kingston will show various form-factor solutions to be released this year as part of its SSDNow family.
  • 384 GB of working 2133 MT/s DDR4 Registered DIMMs at 1.2v.
  • Overclocking small form factor PCs (Intel NUC, Gigabyte Brix, and Zotac ZBOX) using HyperX Plug-n-Play SO-DIMMs.
  • High-end HyperX memory will be used to process 4K video technology using Battlefield 4 and video shot from a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition camera.
  • HyperX Cloud headset preview.
  • HyperX Fury memory line preview.
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by: btarunr
Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will hold the live finals for its Dota 2 and overclocking global contest during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition, Kingston will showcase exciting new products and technologies coming this year.

Dota 2 is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. The HyperX Dota 2 League tournament began online last October with 16 professional gaming teams from around the world. The four finalists are: Alliance from Sweden, LGD Gaming, Vici Gaming from China, and Fnatic from Europe. The four teams will battle live for $50,000 (USD) in prize money.[---]

The HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) contest began in October in conjunction with HWBOT, the premier informational website for overclockers and performance enthusiasts. Contestants competed to post the highest benchmarks for Maximum Memory Frequency, Super PI, and Intel XTU in an open online qualifying competition. Five finalists from China, Poland, South Africa, and the U.S. will compete with components supplied by Kingston and its partners: ASUS, Cooler Master and Intel. In addition to the $10,000 (USD) in prizes there is a $1,000 (USD) bonus for anyone who breaks the world record in any of the categories during the finals.

In addition to the two contests, Kingston will demo upcoming products and technologies:
  • The LSI SandForce 3700 Flash Controller allows higher performance, reliability and endurance. Kingston will show various form-factor solutions to be released this year as part of its SSDNow family.
  • 384 GB of working 2133 MT/s DDR4 Registered DIMMs at 1.2v.
  • Overclocking small form factor PCs (Intel NUC, Gigabyte Brix, and Zotac ZBOX) using HyperX Plug-n-Play SO-DIMMs.
  • High-end HyperX memory will be used to process 4K video technology using Battlefield 4 and video shot from a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition camera.
  • HyperX Cloud headset preview.
  • HyperX Fury memory line preview.

When does Kingston's DDR4 modules actually hit the stores. And even Intel has announced their DDR4s just around CES '14. Are these really practical today as in with very less compatible options. I think these have a long way to go for now. Too expensive to upgrade everything to match DDR4 standard speeds.
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