Friday, November 21st 2014

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Intel Announces Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

At Intel Corporation's annual investor meeting today, the company announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in its cash dividend to 96 cents-per-share on an annual basis, a 6-cent increase, beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2015. Intel also provided the 2015 business outlook. "Today's dividend announcement reflects the board's confidence in Intel's strategy," said Intel Chairman Andy Bryant. "It also reflects the board's ongoing commitment to create value and return cash to Intel's stockholders."

At the investor meeting, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich emphasized that Intel's highest shareholder value will come from a strategy to utilize the core assets that drive the company's PC and data center businesses to move into profitable, complementary market segments. Intel's leading-edge manufacturing capability, Intel architecture, and the use of shared IP are key elements of the growth strategy.
Thursday, November 20th 2014

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AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event

AMD today at its Future of Compute event announced the introduction of the consumer electronic industry's first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature its innovative, open-standards based FreeSync technology. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen synching technology around the world in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models), and eventually across all of Samsung's UHD lineups. FreeSync will enable dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to maximally reduce input latency and reduce or fully eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback.

"We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division's UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards," said Joe Chan, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters. "With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors."

MSI GAMING to Feature New XSplit Gamecaster V2 Software

MSI, world leading in gaming hardware and solutions, announced today the upgrade to "XSplit Version 2" on MSI GAMING products featuring the earlier versions of XSplit Gamecaster. XSplit has received an excellent reputation as the software of choice for live streaming gameplay to Twitch and other streaming platforms. With innovative and user-friendly updates, XSplit V2 is guaranteed to bring users cutting-edge streaming tech and a refined user experience on their powerful MSI GAMING devices. MSI is 100% committed to gaming and recognizes streaming as a big part of it that's why most MSI GAMING products come with a premium license to XSplit Gamecaster for free. All MSI GAMING users who are currently using their XSplit license can upgrade to V2 for free.

XSplit V2 represents the biggest update since the release of XSplit Gamecaster back in February 2014 and the biggest leap in terms of improvements and features since the original public release of XSplit Broadcaster back in 2010. In XSplit V2, a brand new range of optimizations, improvements and features implemented across both XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster are meant to ensure a hassle-free, lightning fast streaming experience for both the streamer and the followers. Now, get ready to experience the new XSplit V2 presented by live streaming guru SplitmediaLabs.

TechPowerUp NVIDIA Shield Tablet Giveaway: Here's The Winner!

Another exciting giveaway comes to an end. Here's the winner of TechPowerUp and NVIDIA Shield Tablet giveaway. One lucky winner stood a chance to win an NVIDIA Shield Tablet, the most powerful Android tablet for gaming, which has so much graphics processing muscle, that it has a games and content marketplace of its own, apart from Google Play Store.

Carlos from Portugal is the winner. A huge congrats to you!

Panram Announces Ninja-V Series DDR4-3300 MHz Memory Kits

Panram, a flash and DRAM memory manufacturer, today announces the update of its Ninja - V Series DDR4 lineup with the introduction of 2800, 3000, 3200, and 3300MHz memory modules for high performance on the latest Haswell-E platform.

Since launching 2133MHz and 2400Mhz DDR4 modules earlier this year, Panram has been hard at work to develop higher MHz modules. The new entries to the Ninja - V Series DDR4 family start from 2800MHz to 3300MHz. All Ninja - V Series products are available in 4GB single packs or 8GB/16GB kits.

Chaintech Announces iGame Z97 Motherboard

Chaintech, brought back to life as a motherboard brand, in partnership with Colorful, launched the iGame Z97 socket LGA1150 motherboard. A cross between a gamer-centric and overclocker-centric motherboards, the iGame Z97 combines strong electricals with features gamers expect, such as good onboard audio, and Killer E2200 NIC. The board's most striking feature is its full-coverage water block, which cools the CPU VRM and Z97 PCH.

The LGA1150 socket is powered by a 16-phase VRM. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16, and four PCI-Express 2.0 x1. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s, and an mSATA. Display outputs include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. 8-channel HD audio, with an OPAMP circuit and electrolytic capacitors, and Killer E2200 NIC. Dual-BIOS, and a feature-rich setup program, make for the rest of it. Chaintech is planning to launch the board in Europe and APAC markets.
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