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SilverStone Temjin TJ12 Monstrosity Detailed

SilverStone Temjin TJ12 was the elephant in the room at its Computex booth. This jumbo cubical case is huge - perhaps bigger than Lian Li PC-D600. Unlike the PC-D600, and Corsair's smaller Carbide Air 540, the TJ12 isn't a vertically-partitioned two-compartment case. Its motherboard tray (supports ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, and HPTX) is oriented along the plane of its front panel, with rear-I/O facing upwards. Add-on cards can easily be as long and tall as they make them. At the bottom of the case, are four large fans, with a mesh, onto which you can latch on radiators of all shapes and sizes. The drive cage and PSU bay are suspended along a sloping panel, in a way that they don't obstruct anything near the motherboard tray. The actual "front-panel" is located at the top. So the TJ12 is essentially a case you put on your floor. and access its goods from the top.

In Win Designs Chassis for Komplett Steam Machine

In Win showed off its big OEM catch at Computex. The company supplies the case for Norwegian online retailer's own 2014 Steam Machine. The case, built mostly with brushed metal, is roughly the size of next-generation game console. Under its hood are an Intel Core i7-4790 quad-core prorcessor, MSI B85I motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black graphics, 16 GB Kingston-made DDR3 memory, 480 GB Kingston-made SSD storage, 802.11 ac WLAN, gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF output, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI from the graphics card, and pre-installed SteamOS operating system.

DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound Technology Coming to G-Star Gaming Headphones

DTS Inc., a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that its DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology is being incorporated into headphone designs from G-Star Industrial Co Ltd, a leading global original design manufacturer of headsets and headphones for the PC and gaming industries. The new DTS Headphone:X-powered headphones will be on display and demonstrated at Computex in Taiwan, June 3-4, 2014.

DTS Headphone:X is an advanced technology that expands and focuses sound far beyond the boundaries of a pair of headphones, allowing listeners to hear their favorite content as if it is coming from multiple speakers located around and above them, simulating a real-world audio environment. The new G-Star headset designs featuring DTS Headphone:X technology provide powerful 7.1 surround sound that dramatically enhances the consumers' experience when gaming, listening to music, or watching videos and movies.

ASUS Brings Two USB 3.1-Enabled Motherboards to Computex 2014

Just like its rival MSI, ASUS has decided to showcase a little USB advancement at Computex 2014. To do that the company put on display not one but two LGA1150 motherboards (probably Z97-based) featuring USB 3.1 support courtesy of an ASMedia controller.

The USB 3.1 ports on ASUS' boards - codenamed Quicksilver (ATX) and Shadowcat (mini ITX), offer maximum transfer rates of 10 Gbps and up to 100 W for connected devices. Shadowcat also packs two DDR3 memory slots, four SATA ports, one PCI-Express x16 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1 channel audio, and D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

EVGA Prototype X99 Motherboard On Display at Computex

At its Computex 2014 booth EVGA is showcasing a prototype motherboard powered by Intel's upcoming X99 chipset. This Haswell-E-supporting LGA2011 board packs eight DDR4 memory slots, ten SATA ports, five PCI-Express x16 slots allowing for SLI/Crossfire setups, 7.1 channel audio, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and various goodies to help overclockers get the most out of their setup.

EVGA's X99 board is likely set to debut as soon as Intel launches the chipset and the new Core i7-5xxxK line of processors, sometime in Q3.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Wide Array of Products at Computex 2014

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today displayed at Computex 2014 its new line-up of products for gamers in pursuit of portability, class leading design and extreme performance. These exciting products include the powerhouse G20 small-form-factor desktop, the GR8 that delivers PC gaming power in a console design and the ultra-thin, ultra-cool GX500 gaming notebook.

To tantalize gaming and performance enthusiasts, ROG also showcased the flagship Z97-based Maximus VII Formula, Maximus VII Impact mini-ITX powerhouse, Crossblade Ranger - ROG's first AMD FM2+ gaming motherboard - and the limited-edition Ares III, the world's fastest graphics card powered by dual Radeon Hawaii XT GPUs and cooled by a custom-designed EK water block.

Intel President: Integrated, Smart Connected Devices Fuel Next Era of Computing

As computing continues to evolve and expand beyond the traditional PC, Intel Corporation President Renée James said Intel and the Taiwan technology ecosystem have the exciting opportunity to build on the long history of collaborative innovation to deliver seamless and truly personal computing experiences.

Processor technology continues to get smaller with greater performance and lower power thanks to Moore's Law, expanding the scale and potential for Intel technology and that of the Taiwan ecosystem, from infrastructure for cloud computing and the Internet of Things to personal and mobile computing and wearable technology.

ZOTAC Starts Computex 2014 with Quartet of Silent ZBOX Mini PCs

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today starts Computex 2014 by silencing small form factor computing with a quartet of new ZBOX C-series nano mini-PCs. The new ZOTAC C-series nano mini-PCs combine a new fan-less chassis with a choice of AMD A6 APU, 4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or Celeron processors for an outstanding computing experience with zero noise.

"Many users demand a completely silent PC for audio production, video and audio editing, content playback and other tasks. After many years of engineering to fine tune power and heat requirements, ZOTAC is able to deliver passive cooled mini-PCs with 4th Generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors that satisfies the noise and performance demands of users," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.

Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Offers Supreme Bang-for-buck

Gigabyte may have struck a superb price-features sweet-spot with the Z97X-SLI, which the company unveiled at its Computex wall. This board, we're hearing, will be priced around $125, and has a feature-set to rival boards much pricier. To begin with, the socket LGA1150 board is based on Intel's Z97 Express chipset. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it using a simple 4-phase VRM, that uses 60A chokes. The VRM area is clad with heatsinks all around. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, which run at x8/x8, when both are populated. This is also among the few motherboards in its price bracket to support NVIDIA SLI, apart from AMD CrossFire.

Apart from the two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, three PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and a couple of legacy PCI slots make up the expansion area. Its storage area is where the package gains tons of value. You get six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, from which two can convert into a SATA-Express 10 Gb/s port; and an M.2 slot. The board features high-grade audio, including a Realtek ALC1150 HD audio CODEC, which offers SNR as high as 115 dBA; with ground-layer isolation, and a headphones amp. Networking is care of an Intel-made GbE controller. Display outputs include dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Legacy connectivity includes LPT and COM (by headers), and PS/2. AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS, backed by dual-UEFI redundancy, is at this board's helm. For around $125, you can't get this board's feature-set wrong.

OCZ Storage Solutions Unveils Latest Vector SSD at Computex 2014

OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will showcase its comprehensive storage portfolio supporting both enterprise and client applications, and will unveil a new Vector Series drive at Computex 2014, Taipei, Taiwan, June 3 through June 6, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Suites 1005-1006.

Building on the leading sustained performance, reliability and endurance of the previous generation, the latest addition to the Vector family includes an advanced feature-set specifically designed for workstations and entry-level servers.

Intel X99 Chipset Motherboards Unlikely at Computex

Intel's next-generation HEDT (high end desktop) platform, consisting of Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors and X99 Express chipset motherboards, are unlikely to get a showing at Computex 2014, according to an OCWorkbench report, which has its feet on the ground in Taipei. What makes this development surprising, is that Intel is expected to launch the platform in the second half of 2014, and after Computex, the company won't get another major tradeshow until 2015 International CES, slated for January. What's even more surprising, is that Intel has already launched 9-series motherboards for socket LGA1150, that are designed to support its 14 nm Core "Broadwell" mainline processors. According to the report, Intel will have its motherboard partners focus on already launched Z97 Express and H97 Express motherboards, with a focus on the platform's support for M.2 and SATA-Express interfaces, that enable a new generation of faster SSDs.

Source: OCWorkbench

ASRock Presenting An Amazing Array Of Tech Gears at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present quite simply the greatest PC technology of 2014. COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the latest ICT exhibition in Asia, the major festival that all tech guys can never miss which is going to take place during 3rd to 7th this year. No matter you're a heavy gamer searching for shocking machines or a record-breaking overclocker looking for crazy gears or just interesting in discovering the latest tech products, ASRock's booth at L1018, 4F, Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall will serve you pretty well.

ASRock is all thrilled to present four different types of quality products lineup, including super-alloy components built Intel 9 Series motherboards, the award-winning gaming PC M8, Mini PC series, industrial PC series, and ASRock Rack Server/workstation series.

Apacer Unveiling New SSD Data Security Technologies at Computex 2014

The world-leading industrial SSD manufacturer, Apacer,presents a mass of SSD data security protection technologies at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014, which upgrades SSD value-added technology - once again. To achieve comprehensive secure data storage, Apacer drives the evolution of the original CoreSecurity technology and launches Boot Protect security function with strengthened protection management, which can be activated immediately by the UrKey, a USB-based 2 way dongle for data protection.

Furthermore, the seamless wide-temp waterproof industrial SSDs, groundbreaking MLC-mix technology enabling combination with MLC chips and PCIe Adapters will all be unveiled at this exhibition, innovating SSD applications.

GAMDIAS Showcasing New Gaming Peripherals at Computex 2014

GAMDIAS, the professional gaming peripherals company with the most powerful gaming keyboard on earth, the HERMES, is ready to sweep the eSports world off its feet with unrivaled and innovative gaming peripherals in 2014 and will be showing them this year at Computex at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth # M0102 from June 3rd to the 7th.

GAMDIAS is a company for gamers, by gamers. This year, GAMDIAS will launch 8 new, top-of-the-line products including the EREBOS Laser/Optical gaming mouse, the OUREA Laser/Optical gaming mouse, the ARES/ ARES Essential gaming keyboards, and the EROS V2 and HEBE V2 gaming headsets.

Plextor Announces M6 Pro SSD with PlexTurbo Technology

Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, announces the launch of M6 Pro and PlexTurbo at Computex 2014. The show will also mark the debut of other new consumer SSDs from Plextor, who will showcase their IPC and enterprise ranges. Debuting at Computex is the high-performance Plextor M6 Pro SATA SSD. With hardware operating at the maximum 6 Gbps throughput limit of the SATA interface, the M6 Pro sets new standards for reliability, stability, and performance. With guaranteed stability, the Plextor M6 Pro is the first consumer SSD from Plextor to pass its new ultra-strict enterprise-grade Zero Error standard of 400 units surviving 1008 hours (up from 500 hours). The introduction of DEVSLP mode reduces power consumption.

PlexTurbo is intelligent SSD caching software, which uses a combination of system RAM, the SSD DRAM cache, and SSD storage. It delivers additional storage speed for real-world applications, intelligently extends flash life, and prevents data loss if power is interrupted. By taking a more intelligent approach to RAM caching, the PlexTurbo is able to outperform competing software whist minimizing RAM use. PlexTurbo will initially only be available with the Plextor M6 Pro. Live demos will show the stability and incredible performance of Plextor's latest M6 generation of products. Attendees will experience the performance and advantages of the brand new Plextor M6 Pro with PlexTurbo. They will also have the chance to see the power of the M6e in HHHL and M.2 form factors. This SSD has already won numerous awards by bypassing the limitations of SATA to deliver highly stable RAID-like performance using cutting-edge components and the PCIe interface.

Streacom Showcasing Its First Gaming Case at Computex 2014

Streacom will unveil their first gaming case with powerful cooling capabilities for standard sized components at Computex 2014 in Taipei, from 3rd to 7th of June. On booth J0505 at the Ground Floor in the Nangang exhibition hall, Streacom will also show a new chassis for Intel's NUC which brings a whole new meaning to the idea of customization.

Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, is a great opportunity companies in the IT business to show new and innovative products to the world. This year, Streacom will unveil their first chassis that is designed for gaming, while staying within the usual HiFi width for AV products. The F12C is an elegant, yet powerful chassis for the living room, which suits perfectly to an existent HiFi environment. The case has been designed to take standard sized PC components, such as video cards with 30 cm length, ATX motherboards, ATX power supplies, up to four 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" SSDs and radiators for CPU and GPU cooling. For a full list of specifications, visit our booth at Computex or if you cannot attend the exhibition, take a look at our Facebook page at

Aerocool Exhibits at Computex and Receives the Computex d&i Award

Aerocool Advanced Technologies announces the participation at this year's Computex from 3rd to 7th June. Visitors of the famous IT fair will be able to see latest products from the Dead Silence series and some other innovations at the Aerocool booth B0610 in Hall 1.

Aerocool received much attention and great feedback for its Dead Silence product series. DS Cube was first to surprise the market, thanks to the great design and spacious interior. Second innovation was the Dead Silence fan series, which featured a brand-new dual-material design, high quality built and the Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB). Resulting combination of performance and silent operation impressed the Computex d&i jury. 125 companies had applied total of 288 products for the award this year. Aerocool DS Fans have been chosen by the experts from the „International Forum Design" to receive the Computex d&i Award.

PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X Coming at Computex 2014

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, is going to showcase the most powerful and fastest R9 290X solution at Computex 2014, the PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X. Except Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X, we're going to display our unique fan design, the Double Blades, and PowerColor patented device, the Turbo Timer.

Whole new generation of Devil 13
The 3rd generation, Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X, is packed with dual Hawaii XT cores, designed to tackle the most demanding HD titles. It operates at 1000 MHz for core clock and 1350 MHz for memory, using 512-bit X2 memory interface with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, breaking out the limitation of extremely gaming performance.

ECS Shows Innovation and Determination at Computex 2014

The largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors with 1,700 exhibitors using 5,000 booths, will be held during 6/3~6/7. The motherboard leading manufacturer ECS will demonstrate product diversity and innovation along with the new product announcement during this event. Welcome to find out more at ECS Booth L0118 Nangang Hall, Taipei.

Speaking of new product, first of all, with Intel latest 9-Series Chipset released in May 2014, ECS high-end gaming brand, L337 GAMING, launched brand-new Z97-MACHINE with Intel Z97 Express Chipset, a gaming-oriented motherboard with world-class ESS SABRE audio to rock gamers' sounding experience. Also two new L337 GAMING family members with ITX form factor, Z97I-DRONE and H97I-DRONE, will be globally announced at COMPUTEX.

BitFenix to Showcase Latest Innovations at Computex 2014

Computex Taipei is just around the corner, and this year, BitFenix invites showgoers to catch a glimpse of the next level of visual impact for hardware design.

Since the legendary Prodigy, BitFenix has proven to the world that compact cases don't have to mean small performance. This year, the designers at the BitFenix Labs have turned their attention to the living room, and have devised a new slim case specifically tailored to the living room environment, both in form and in function. Adding a never before seen user-configurable visual element, the BitFenix Pandora is a sleek mini ITX case that is poised to once again shake the world of compact case designs.

COUGAR Launches eSports Gaming Line at COMPUTEX 2014

COUGAR will be launching a new line of products tailored to the eSports gaming peripherals market at the COMPUTEX 2014 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #J0624, June 3rd through the 7th. In addition to this, there will be new power supply and case products announced as well. 2014 was a year of innovation at COUGAR. At Computex, with the launch of many new products, COUGAR will be showing products that reflect an accumulation of more technological experience, which has grown more sophisticated and more mature in quality. COUGAR is launching series of gaming eSports products and aims to be one of the top brands of eSports gaming product going forward.

For the next generation of upcoming power supplies, COUGAR will be launching a digital and budget bronze power supply. The power supply will no longer just be a cold metal box. The digital features of the PSU will allow for the interaction between users and the product. Gamers will instantly be able to monitor power data in real time such as efficiency, output status of consumption, voltage and electric current as well as the temperature of each PC component.

G.Skill to Host OC World Cup Finals at Computex 2014

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce the 6 finalists to compete in the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 & battle for the ultimate prize of $10,000 USD during Computex 2014. After a month-long of online qualifiers on HWBot, 6 of the top qualifiers including "der8auer" from Germany, "8 Pack" from UK, "ZeR0_Dan" & "Hero" from China, "Xtreme Addict" from Poland and "Splave" from USA will be attending G.SKILL OC World Cup live finals at G.SKILL booth I0218, Nangang Exhibition Center, Computex 2014, going head-to-head for a shot at the largest single cash prize in competitive overclocking history, $10,000 USD.

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 live qualifiers will be held from Tuesday, 3rd to Thursday, 5th June with 2 rounds per day, finals & award ceremony will be held on Friday 6th June. With the Championship title & $10,000 cash prize at stake, overclockers are expected push their hardware to the absolute limit using G.SKILL TridentX Memory, MSI GTX 750Ti Gaming VGA cards, Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSUs and 4th Gen Intel Core processor, More details on official event page.

ADATA's Flagship M.2 SSD Pictured

ADATA revealed its flagship consumer SSD in the M.2 form-factor, the SR1020NP series, which is an evolution of the AXNP280e it unveiled at this year's International CES. The drive comes in capacities of up to 1 TB, is based on LSI-SandForce 3700 series processor wired to MLC NAND flash, and a host interface with wiring for PCI-Express 2.0 x4 physical layer. Most M.2 SSDs, in contrast, are being designed for PCI-Express 2.0 x2.

That's not all, most motherboards launched on Intel's 9-series chipset feature M.2 slots with just PCI-Express 2.0 x2 wiring, with the exception of ASRock's top-end Z97-Extreme6, which features a special M.2 slot with PCI-Express 2.0 x4 wiring. Using that slot, however, will eat into the bandwidth meant for graphics cards, and the primary PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot will run at 3.0 x8, because ASRock wired the slot to the CPU's root complex. Under ideal conditions, SandForce 3700 series processors are advertised to offer sequential transfer rates as high as 1.8 GB/s. Given that, this drive should be bottlenecked on most motherboards with PCI-Express 2.0 x2 based M.2 slots. ADATA will display the drive at the 2014 Computex, early next month, alongside gaming-grade and overclocker-grade DDR4 modules.

AMD Readies 28 nm "Tonga" to Take on GM107

NVIDIA's energy-efficiency leap achieved on existing 28 nanometer process, using the "Maxwell" based GM107, appears to have rattled AMD. The company is reportedly attempting a super-efficient, 28 nm, mid-range chip of its own, codenamed "Tonga." The chip could power graphics cards that compete with the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750. The chip is likely to be based on Graphics CoreNext 2.0 micro-architecture, the same one that drives "Hawaii," which means AMD isn't counting on the micro-architecture for efficiency gains. It could feature an evolution of PowerTune, which works closer to the metal than its existing implementation on "Hawaii." Other features could include Mantle, TrueAudio, and perhaps even XDMA CrossFire (no cables needed). The chip could be wired to up to 2 GB of memory.

Another equally plausible theory doing rounds is that "Tonga" could be a replacement to "Tahiti Pro," designed to compete with the GK104 at much lower power footprint (than "Tahiti"), so AMD could more effectively compete with the GeForce GTX 760. The chip could be similar in feature-set to "Tahiti," with a narrower memory bus (256-bit wide), but higher clock speeds to make up for it. If this theory holds true, then "Tonga" could disrupt both Tahiti Pro and "Curacao XT." Curacao XT (R9 270X) is designed to offer a value-conscious alternative to the $250 GTX 760. The R9 280 is competitive in performance, but takes a beating on the energy-efficiency front, and is also costlier to manufacture, due to the higher transistor count and four additional memory chips. We could hear more at Computex 2014.

Source: VideoCardz

Samsung XP941 M.2 SSD Shows Up at Retailers

At Computex 2014, we're expecting the proverbial Noah's Flood of new SSDs in the M.2 form-factor, which overcome the bandwidth limitation of SATA 6 Gb/s, and aren't as messy when installed as SATA-Express. The first generation of M.2, at its physical layer, is PCI-Express 2.0 x2, with a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 1000 MB/s per direction. Among the first such drives is the XP941 from Samsung. The drive went into mass production way back in June 2013, but it's only now hitting the stores, as the first motherboards with M.2 slots launched, with the advent of Intel's 9-series chipset.

What sets this drive apart from conventional M.2 drives is it follows a draft specification that mandates PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface. When installed on slots with x4 wiring, the drive offers sequential read speeds of up to 1,170 MB/s, and up to 930 MB/s maximum writes. It also offers 4K random read performance of up to 122,000 IOPS, and 4K random write performance of up to 72,000 IOPS. The only 9-series motherboard with such a slot is the Z97 Extreme6 by ASRock. You could also try using PCI-Express 2.0 x4 add-on cards such as the one Plextor's M6e comes with. The 512 GB variant of the drive is priced at 79,800 JPY including local taxes (US $780).

Source: PC Watch
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