Monday, February 8th 2016

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Patriot Develops New Enhancements to V560 Gaming Mouse Software

Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, SSDs, flash storage solutions, mobile accessories and gaming peripherals has released a new version of its V560 gaming mouse software.

The V560, Patriot's first offering in the gaming mouse market and part of the company's Viper line, made its debut to the public in early November. Initially featuring 8200DPI, five customizable profiles with color indicator, nine programmable buttons, up to 29.4g of adjustable weights and two interchangeable grips for even more customization, the V560 was set at a starting MSRP of $49.99.

Kingston Digital Acquires USB Technology and Assets of IronKey from Imation

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation Corp. Kingston has been at the forefront of encrypted portable solutions for businesses since it launched its first DataTraveler encrypted USB Flash drive over 10 years ago. IronKey, one of the leading alternative brands in encrypted USB Flash drive solutions for many years, has been part of the Imation family since 2011. The acquisition provides customers with a more comprehensive portfolio of products and services, and demonstrates Kingston's commitment as the global leader in trusted encrypted solutions for mobile data.

During this integration process, Kingston wants to assure all parties that there will be no immediate changes to the way business is transacted by channel partners currently supporting IronKey products. Kingston is known worldwide for its dedication and level of service to its partners, resellers and distributors, and our goal is to maintain strong communication and customer relationships during this time.

GIGABYTE FORCE H7 and H5 Gaming Headsets Now Available

GIGABYTE, the world's leading premium hardware brand, today announced the availability of the FORCE H7 and H5, two high-end gaming headsets integrating superior comfort and acoustic performance to deliver rich, clear and premium sound that pushes immersive gaming experience to a new level.

Featuring true 5.1 Surround Sound, the FORCE H7 boasts a total of 8 speaker drivers to bring out the finest audio quality available in today's popular game titles for creating a true-to-life gaming environment. The gold-plated dual subwoofer drivers are added to the mix to allow gamers to get blown away by the rumble of gunfire and explosions. The embedded USB sound card ensures the surround sound is pure and interference-free, while the audio equalizer enables gamers to customize audio settings based on individual preferences.

ViewSonic High Performance XG Gaming Monitors Now Shipping

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces its new XG Series of professional-level gaming monitors, the XG2401, XG2701 and XG2700-4K, are now shipping. ViewSonic's XG Series of high-performance gaming monitors deliver essential technologies and features ideal for gamers, and are available through all major e-tail sites.

The XG2401 is a 24-inch Full HD monitor packed with features like a 144 Hz refresh rate, and AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology that eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action scenes. A blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provides smooth screen performance - even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For optimum speed and performance, SmartSync technology automatically selects the best refresh rate, response time, and lowest input lag needed in FPS games. A black stabilization function helps players spot enemies lurking in the dark, while maintaining brilliant rich colors and contrast.

Matrox Announces the C900 Graphics Card with Nine DisplayPorts

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced Matrox C900, the world's first single-slot, nine-output graphics card that supports nine 1920x1080 displays at 60Hz. The latest card in the popular Matrox C-Series line of multi-monitor graphics cards, C900 will be demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2016 (Amsterdam RAI, Feb. 9-12, stand 11-F48).

A special-purpose graphics card designed to power 3x3 and 9x1 video walls, Matrox C900's single-slot form factor and low power consumption at 75W offer digital signage and video wall vendors simpler integration and a lower cost of ownership. Its support for stretched desktop across all nine synchronized outputs lets users run any application full screen across a 3x3 video wall which makes the card ideal for signage installations in retail, corporate, entertainment and hospitality environments as well as control room video wall solutions in security, process control and transportation.

Innodisk Announces New Industrial SSDs Equipped With AES Encryption

Innodisk, the service-driven flash and DRAM module provider, introduces a new series of 3MG2-P SSDs equipped with AES encryption. Innodisk's 3MG2-P SSD with AES encryption is bundled with an ATA security-authorized key which provides advanced security to protect data; it is available in standard 2.5", mSATA, SATA Slim and M.2. Also, it is TCG OPAL 2.0 compliant and follows the protocols specified by the TCG (Trusted Computing Group).

The 3MG2-P SSD protects all of your transfers and automatically provides encryption via the AES engine. In addition, the encryption key is stored in a secured area of the SSD. The hardware encryption is faster than software-based encryption. Instant data erase by the destruction AES key takes less than 1 second.

Alphacool Announces the X-Flow Series Radiators

Alphacool expands the extensive range of products in the area radiators to a completely new line: the X-Flow. Thus Alphacool completes its product range with a high-flow series with special characteristics without loosing the known and popular virtues of previous NexXxoS series. On the contrary, you build continuously on top of the positive things and offer the customer additional possibilities to create his own water-cooling circle.

The X-Flow series is fully optimized for high flow. In contrast to conventional radiators, the water does not flow into the U-shape through the radiator, but uses the entire width of the channels to flow from one side to the other side of the radiator. It is hardly any resistance within the radiator, what gives guarantee for a high flow. In the meantime, many cases offers assembly areas in whitch radiators can stand upright. Traditional radiators you can hardly bleed useful in such a position. The water is barely capable to press down the air within the radiator what will always be the case of a U-shaped water circulation in an upright position. In the X-flow radiators, this is not the case. If you use the inlet at the lower end, the air is easily pushed out over the top outlet. This eliminates almost all venting problems at radiators.

Phanteks Announces the Eclipse P400 and P400S Chassis

Phanteks today introduces two variants of the Eclipse Series, the P400 and P400S (Silent Edition). The Eclipse P400 and P400S will be available in three colors: Satin Black, Anthracite Grey and Glacier White. The Eclipse Series P400 and P400s are compact midtowers that are easy for beginning PC builders that wants to create a clean and beautiful build.

The interior chassis design of the Eclipse P400 and P400S is based on the Enthoo Series and offers user-friendly features. This includes full metal exterior, RGB lighting system with color control and optional RGB interior lighting strips, equipped with dust filters, all-in-one radiator mounting location in front, power supply shroud, 2x 120mm fans, and cable management tools.
Friday, February 5th 2016

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Horus GK2000 mechanical gaming keyboard. It has a built-in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4 MB of onboard memory, plus an intuitive ROG user interface that allows users to customize macro and function keys for complex multi-key commands with just a single keystroke. ROG Horus GK2000 has a premium, high-quality feel and has CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. It also features a removable palm rest, 2-way adjustable feet, and a detachable stand for mobile devices.

Built-in 32-bit control unit
ROG Horus GK2000 has an embedded 32-bit MCU and 4 MB of onboard memory that processes and stores macro functions as well as lighting and profile settings. Users can program up to 80 macro commands for mouse, PC, and media-control functions. They can also program the keyboard to initiate complex multi-key commands with one keystroke. A total of 10 user profiles can be stored in the onboard memory, and users can simply drag and drop profile settings saved on their PCs to transfer them to the keyboard.
Thursday, February 4th 2016

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AMD Outs RSCE 16.1.1 Hotfix, Improves Fallout 4 CrossFire Support

AMD released a quick follow up to Tuesday's (02/02) Radeon Software Crimson Edition (RSCE) 16.1.1 Beta release; with a Hotfix release. Version 16.1.1 Hotfix includes AMD CrossFire profiles for "Fallout 4," in addition to "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and in particular a flickering issue which was noticed on CrossFire machines running "Fallout 4." The rest of its feature-set is identical to that of the 16.1.1 Beta. Grab the driver for your OS from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1.1 Hotfix
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