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Intel to Launch Just Two LGA1150 "Broadwell" Parts

In what could be a sign of Intel being stuck with "undigested" Core "Haswell" inventories, BGA chips becoming commonplace for desktop platforms that don't see CPU upgrades, or even "Broadwell" being too short a stopgap between "Haswell" and "Skylake," the company has reportedly decided to launch just two socket LGA1150 Core "Broadwell" parts, when the silicon hits the market towards June.

Built in the 14 nm silicon fab process, "Broadwell" will bring about performance/Watt increments, and Intel doesn't appear to be in the mood to trade those in for higher clock speeds (higher performance out of the box). It's relevant to note here, that the "Broadwell" core is essentially an optical shrink of the "Haswell" CPU architecture to 14 nm, much like "Ivy Bridge" was to "Sandy Bridge," even if the silicon seating the cores itself is much different (meatier iGPU). Intel will be going in with just two parts, both of which are unlocked, for PC enthusiasts to chew on. These include the Core i7-5775C and the Core i5-5675C.

BIOSTAR Reveals Hi-Fi B85Z5 Motherboard

The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard and play hard. The Hi-Fi B85Z5 supports Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is ready for a work out with 4 channel DDR3 slots for maximum memory support of up to 32GB.

BIOSTAR's Hi-Fi B85Z5 delivers a business-rich option at a value price compared to the other companies. The Hi-Fi B85Z5 features BIOSTAR innovative Hi-Fi technology, a built-in powerful headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection which enhances Ethernet protections. Being an Intel B85 chipset based system, it comes with features like Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), for faster system boot and shorter application load time, and Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA), which delivers business-centric security protection, such as after-hours virus scans and data backup, and blocks recognition of unwanted USB drives and Intel's Smart Connect Technology.

ASUS Announces Republic of Gamers Announces G501 Ultra-Slim Gaming Laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G501 series gaming laptop. One of the thinnest laptops in its class, G501 is just 20.6mm tall and weighs as little as 2.06kg (for non-touchscreen models) - ideal for gaming on the go.

G501 is powered by the 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for an unrivalled gaming experience. This impressive power is supported by ASUS-exclusive Hyper Cool technology with dual independent fans, delivering smooth, stable performance for both gaming and professional content creation. In addition, G501 has a 15.6-inch 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) display with 8.2-million pixels to treat users to incredibly detailed visuals and lifelike colors.

ASUS Announces the ROG GR8S Steam Machine

A fusion between PC hardware giant ASUS' Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, and Valve's Steam Machines, was bound to happen. With the new ROG GR8S, ASUS has taken a plunge into the exciting new gaming platform that bridges living room gaming consoles, and full-blown gaming PCs, backed by Steam. The ROG GR8S is roughly as big as a modern console such as Xbox One, but features ASUS' signature red and black ROG product design.

The ROG GR8S is peppered with a lot more wired connectivity than a console, offering two USB 2.0 (for controllers, keyboards, mice), four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 - both of support 4K Ultra HD at 60 Hz; gigabit Ethernet (Intel controller), digital and analog multi-channel audio connectivity. Under the hood, ASUS offers Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors (options), GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" graphics (options), between 4 GB and 16 GB of DDR3 system RAM (options), either 500 GB to 1 TB HDD or 128 GB to 512 GB SSD storage, and an 802.11 ac WLAN controller with Miracast receiver.

Lenovo Readies Y50 Refresh with GTX 960M Graphics and IPS Display

Lenovo is giving final touches to its refreshed Y50 15.6-inch performance notebook, which it plans to launch this March. The refreshed Y50 will come in three variants, two of which will feature 4K Ultra HD IPS displays, and the third a 1080p full-HD IPS display. All three variants will feature NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 960M graphics with 4 GB GDDR5 video memory. At the heart of the three will be Intel's Core i7-4720HQ processor (quad-core, 2.60 to 3.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache), backed by 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. The top-spec variant will ship with a 512 GB SSD, while the others will offer a 1 TB + 8 GB hybrid drive. Prices will start at €1120, and go up to €1400. The target market will be EMEAI, which has an appetite for 15.6-inch notebooks.

First Core i7 Powered Intel NUC Incoming

Intel's revolutionary NUC (next unit of computing) ultra-compact desktop, which set out to offer performance rivaling desktops ten times its size, was traditionally limited to Core i5 chips at the top-end. Intel wants to change that, and is giving final touches to the first NUC to feature a Core i7 processor, and one based on its 5th generation Core "Broadwell" technology, at that. Bearing a model number of "NUC5i7RYH," this NUC will be driven by a Core i7-5557U dual-core processor (2 cores, 4 threads, 3.40 GHz clocks, 4 MB L3 cache, dual-channel DDR3L-1866 IMC), with Intel Iris-6100 graphics. That could make it the first Steambox-ready NUC to lack NVIDIA or AMD graphics. Intel could use a fan-heatsink to cool the 28W TDP chip.

Kingston Also Shows off HyperX Predator DDR4 and HyperX Fury DDR4 Memory

Kingston showed off its newest DDR4 memory modules, the HyperX Predator DDR4, and the HyperX Fury DDR4. Having first made its debut at PAX Prime, last August, the HyperX Predator DDR4 will be Kingston's flagship desktop memory module, with its tall compound aluminium heatsinks, chunky 10-layer PCBs with thick heat-dissipating copper layers, and some of the tightest memory timings, to go with some of the highest DRAM clock profiles, packed into their XMP profiles.

The HyperX Fury, on the other hand, will be Kingston's performance-value kit, coming in several sub-3000 MHz points. With a heatspreader that doesn't stick up beyond a standard module height, the HyperX Fury is targeted at high-end gaming PC builds, while the HyperX Predator targets enthusiasts and overclockers. Kingston set up a demo rig with a Core i7 "Haswell-E" processor, eight HyperX Predator modules running at DDR4-3000 speeds with around 64 GB/s of reads, 48 GB/s writes, and 67 GB/s mem-copy speeds, measured using AIDA64, with timings of 15-16-16-39-CR2T, and under stress from an FHD video playback.

Origin PC Announces EON17-X and EON15-X Gaming Notebooks

ORIGIN PC announced today their new ORIGIN PC EON17-X and EON15-X high-performance laptops for gamers, artist, professionals and enthusiasts. The EON17-X and EON15-X feature blazing fast Intel desktop processors on the latest Z97 chipset while almost 40% thinner and 30% lighter than the previous generation. For unrivaled performance, the EON17-X and EON15-X support ORIGIN PC's award winning CPU overclocking to run today's processor hungry games and applications. Reinforced with NVIDIA's next-gen Maxwell-powered 970M or 980M graphics cards, the EON17-X and EON15-X deliver hyper-realistic gameplay with support for 4K resolutions at smooth frame rates on your favorite 4K external display.

ORIGIN PC has also announced an all-new EON15-S thin and light laptop for gamers and professionals. The new EON15-S is now 36% thinner and 25% lighter than its predecessor yet continues deliver incredible performance thanks to Intel's latest i7 mobile CPU's and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980M graphics card. Gone are the days where lugging around heavier and thicker laptops was the only option for mobile performance. Customize and upgrade to ORIGIN PC's latest EON thin and light laptops today.

HP Announces the OMEN Gaming Notebook

HP today announced the HP OMEN notebook PC, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers. "Gamers play to win and expect their PCs to do the same," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "The HP OMEN delivers the power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience."

In gaming, performance must be balanced across a number of key attributes including the processing power to deliver fast, stutter-free frame rates, quick load times and great graphics. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor for high performance with stunning graphics.

Alienware Announces Revolutionary New Area 51 Gaming Desktop, Graphics Amp

Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems, is announcing details and availability for the legendary return of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop and the portable powerhouse Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Alienware also revealed the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier, giving gamers desktop graphics performance at home and high-performance mobile gaming with the Alienware 13. A truly no compromises approach to gaming.

When combining the new Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier, gamers no longer need to choose between a portable performer for fragging on the go or the fantastic FPS of a gaming desktop. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier boosts the already potent gaming performance of the Alienware 13, providing desktop graphics quality gaming at home while continuing to offer the same high-performing experience that road warriors demand.
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