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Elgato Launches Facecam, a New Premium Webcam, Alongside Four More New Products for Content Creators

[Editor's note: Our review of the Elgato Facecam can be found here]

Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for streamers and content creators, today announced the launch of Facecam, a cutting-edge entry into the world of professional-grade webcams. Facecam captures video in true Full HD 1080p60 through an all-glass studio-quality Elgato Prime lens. Equipped with a Sony Starvis image sensor that excels in indoor lighting conditions, and an optimized fixed focus, Facecam keeps you looking sharp in live streams, conference calls, online classes, or anywhere demanding high-quality HD video capture. The result is a webcam tailor-made for creating today's most professional content.

Alongside Facecam, today Elgato also launches a host of new gear to upgrade your production setup: Wave XLR, an XLR to USB Type-C microphone interface and digital audio mixer; Stream Deck, now with interchangeable faceplates, a detachable USB Type-C cable, and a beautiful new stand; and Wave Mic Arm plus Wave Mic Arm LP, two fully adjustable boom arms for optimal desktop microphone positioning.

CORSAIR Launches Hydro X Series XD7 RGB Pump/Reservoir Distribution Plate

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch of a stunning new entry in the Hydro X Series: the CORSAIR Hydro X Series XD7 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo. This unique universal 360mm distribution plate system drives your custom cooling loop with powerful coolant flow, while offering advanced loop options, a unique aesthetic that cleverly mimics the look of CORSAIR case fans, and 36 individually addressable RGB LEDs. Available in both black and white, the XD7 RGB unlocks a wealth of new cooling configurations that puts it at the heart of your custom cooling loop.

The XD7 RGB's unique distribution plate and pump system expands the possibilities of Hydro X Series custom cooling configurations. The acrylic distribution plate links to all components of your loop, powered by an integrated Xylem D5 pump. Its triple ring-shaped coolant channel design brilliantly displays your coolant through a transparent 140ml reservoir, illuminated by 36 individually addressable RGB LEDs when paired with a CORSAIR iCUE Controller (sold separately). Three pairs of strategically placed, nylon-reinforced inlet and outlet ports offer easy access for connecting a CPU water block, GPU water block, radiators, and more in a seamless high-performance cooling loop, with additional fill, drain, and temperature sensor ports for easy coolant management.

Corsair Intros iCUE H170i Elite Capellix CPU Cooler

Corsair today introduced its largest all-in-one liquid CPU cooler, the iCUE H170i Elite Capellix, augmenting the iCUE Elite Capellix series the company debuted in September 2020. This cooler lugs along a large 420 mm x 140 mm radiator, and a high-pressure pump-block, making it capable of HEDT applications including 280 W TDP Ryzen Threadripper PRO chips in the sWRX8 and sTRX4 sockets. Among the other sockets supported are AM4, LGA2066, LGA1200, and LGA115x.

While the pump-block is essentially of the same design as other models in the series, with its "split flow" micro-fin lattice, and Capellix LED-illuminated top, the flow-rate is suitably increased to match with the larger 420 mm radiator, at 0.82 L/m. Each of the three included 140 mm fans turns at speeds of up to 2,000 RPM, and features magnetic-levitation bearings. The company didn't reveal air-flow or air-pressure numbers, but mentioned noise output to be up to 37 dBA at top speed. A Corsair iCUE Commander Core RGB controller comes included with the cooler. Available now, the iCUE H170i Elite Capellix is priced at USD $229.99.

Build Your Masterpiece - CORSAIR Launches New Full-Tower 7000 Series Cases

[Editor's note: Our review of the CORSAIR 7000D Airflow can be found here for those interested.]

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced a new series of full-tower ATX cases to accommodate the biggest, most ambitious enthusiast builds: the CORSAIR 7000D AIRFLOW and the CORSAIR iCUE 7000X RGB. Available in black and white, both 7000 Series cases feature a mammoth interior for maximum cooling potential, accommodating multiple radiators - up to three 360mm or two 420mm simultaneously. Exceptional airflow comes courtesy of included 140mm PWM fans featuring CORSAIR AirGuide technology, while the popular CORSAIR RapidRoute cable management system helps you easily create tidy, professional-looking builds.

Choosing from either the 7000D AIRFLOW's perforated steel high-airflow front panel, or the 7000X RGB's three beautiful tempered glass windows to showcase your system and lighting, PC enthusiasts will find the ideal case for their next masterpiece. The cavernous interior of 7000 Series cases offers a multitude of cooling configurations to handle almost any PC cooling setup, with room for up to 12x 120mm or 7x 140mm cooling fans, or multiple radiators including up to 3x 360mm or 2x 420mm simultaneously. A specialized motherboard tray with customizable fan mounts enables you to install up to four 120mm fans or up to a 480mm radiator into the side of the case.

Corsair Announces Three New All-In-One Liquid CPU Coolers

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch of three new all-in-one liquid CPU coolers: the H55 RGB, H100 RGB, and H150 RGB. Available in radiator sizes of 120 mm, 240 mm, and 360 mm respectively, and equipped with CORSAIR SP120 RGB ELITE fans with AirGuide technology, the H55 RGB, H100 RGB, and H150 RGB combine low-noise performance cooling with an abundance of vivid, motherboard-controlled RGB lighting at an attractive price. All three coolers are compatible with nearly all modern Intel and AMD CPUs and are backed by a three-year warranty for long-lasting peace of mind.

CORSAIR H55 RGB, H100 RGB, and H150 RGB all-in-one liquid coolers offer everything you need to keep your CPU running at peak performance, including fans, coolant, and radiator, in a single closed loop that's easy to install and maintain. The multiple radiator sizes offered ensure that you'll find a cooler that will fit your case or style of build. Each cooler is equipped with one, two, or three SP120 RGB ELITE fans, running up to 1,500 RPM with AirGuide technology for concentrated airflow and improved low-noise performance. A thermally optimized copper cold plate and low-noise pump ensure quiet yet efficient cooling.

CORSAIR Launches RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti-Powered VENGEANCE i7200 Series Gaming PCs

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear and systems for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, today announced two new configurations of the renowned CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7200 Series of fully-built gaming PCs. These new VENGEANCE PC models are equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs - the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti - utilizing their raw speed and raytracing power to produce jaw-dropping visuals even at maximum settings. The VENGEANCE i7200 systems are completed with a cutting-edge Intel Core CPU, a full complement of award-winning CORSAIR components, and a CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW mid-tower case.

VENGEANCE i7200 graphics are now driven by the newest GPUs in the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-Series: the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti. With Ampere architecture, and even more CUDA cores than their non-Ti counterparts, RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti render fantastic 3D visuals at blazingly fast speeds. Integrated NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 AI technology boosts frame rates, producing silky-smooth image quality even when playing at maximum detail at 4K settings. These powerful cards are accompanied by Intel Core processors, available in configurations up to an Intel Core i9-10850K. Equipped with these leading-edge chipsets, the VENGEANCE i7200 Series delivers the hyper-fast frequencies and processing power to push the limits of extreme gaming, streaming, and more.

Corsair Expands Gamer Sensei Game Coaching Service

Gamer Sensei, the premier esports coaching platform, today announced the launch of the new Team Coaching service to expand its acclaimed esports training and curriculum for aspiring pros and seasoned veterans alike, alongside several key enhancements to the Gamer Sensei website. Designed in collaboration with the world-renowned coaches that form Gamer Sensei's leading talent, Team Coaching was created in direct response to user feedback to address the needs of a rapidly growing amateur esports scene.

Team Coaching has arisen out of specific requests for coaches to train and work directly with fully-rostered teams. Team Coaching focuses on the complex strategies needed to succeed in group settings vs. playing alone, with its own curriculum that addresses the different dynamics that emerge in tournaments and similar environments. As with all its products, Gamer Sensei Team Coaching coursework was built with all players in mind. Whether your team wants to conquer pubs, triumph at a local tournament, start the journey to becoming Pros, or polish their skills to the finest shine, Team Coaching lets you level up together.

CORSAIR Teases DDR5-6400 Memory Coming Later This Year

The fifth iteration of DDR technology, called DDR5, is set to arrive later this year. Many makers of DDR4 technology are announcing their plans to switch to the new standard, and CORSAIR is no exception. Known as the maker of high-quality products, CORSAIR has today posted a blog post teasing company's upcoming DDR5 products, and what they will be bringing to the table. For starters, the company has posted data about DDR5 modules that run at 6400 MHz speed, which is assumed to be the speed of the CORSAIR DDR5 modules when they arrive. At such speed, the memory can achieve a bandwidth of 51 GB/s, which is almost double the 26 GB/s that DDR4-3200 MHz memory achieves.

Another point CORSAIR wrote about is the capacity of a single DIMM. With DDR4, the company has made DIMMs that are only up to 32 GB in capacity. However, with DDR5, CORSAIR plans to quadruple that and build a single DDR5 DIMM that has up to 128 GB of memory on it. Another big point was the power required to run the new technology. The DDR4 standard required 1.2 Volts for operation, while the JEDEC specification says that DDR5 needs just 1.1 Volts to run. This will result in a cooler operation of memory modules.

Incredible Sound, Impeccable Clarity - CORSAIR Launches VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT Gaming Headset

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today launched a new model in its flagship VIRTUOSO family of premium gaming headsets: the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT. Connecting via hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS and Bluetooth for simultaneous dual-wireless connections, in addition to high-fidelity USB and universal 3.5mm wired connection options, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT combines exquisite sound quality, comfort, and versatility. Now with Dolby Atmos three-dimensional spatial audio to complement its extensive 20Hz-40,000Hz frequency range, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT offers greater audio immersion than ever before.

Now with four different connection options, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT delivers uncompromising sound quality from virtually any source, including PC, Mac, PS5/PS4 (wired or wireless), Xbox Series X and Series S (wired connection only), Switch, mobile, and more. Connecting with 24bit/48KHz SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology for a blisteringly fast, unwavering 60ft signal, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless XT also adds Bluetooth with the Qualcomm aptX HD codec for simultaneous dual-wireless connections. A USB wired connection delivers high-fidelity 24bit/96kHz audio, while a universal 3.5mm connector ensures compatibility with a multitude of devices, built with an inline controller that conveniently controls volume and mute. With so many ways to connect, you can switch from PC to console, wired to wireless, 3.5mm to Bluetooth and back, all with just a single amazing headset.

Custom Cooled or Custom Styled - CORSAIR Launches 5000D RGB Hydro X Edition and 5000X RGB SIGNATURE SERIES Mid-Tower Cases

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the new CORSAIR iCUE 5000D RGB Hydro X Edition case, specially configured to accommodate custom cooling loops. With both high-airflow and tempered glass panels, the 5000D RGB HX debuts a new Hydro X Series component - the XD7 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo. This universal 360mm distribution plate, pre-installed in the 5000D RGB HX, powers your loop with forceful coolant flow while introducing new loop options, a unique aesthetic, and 36 individually addressable RGB LEDs. Between the XD7 RGB's raw cooling potential and myriad 5000 Series case features, the 5000D RGB HX is primed for amazing custom cooling builds.

Alongside the 5000D RGB HX, the iCUE 5000X RGB SIGNATURE SERIES also launches today, adding custom UV-printed graphics to the popular 5000X RGB case lineup. Enthusiasts can choose from five themes - Triptych, Neon Night, Planetary, Glitch, and Shift - to define their look. Like the 5000X RGB, the SIGNATURE SERIES includes three CORSAIR SP RGB ELITE fans behind four stunning tempered glass panels. Both the 5000D RGB HX and the 5000X RGB SIGNATURE SERIES are exclusively available from the CORSAIR webstore in North America.

CORSAIR Gaming Reports Record First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRSR) ("Corsair"), a leading global provider and innovator of high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Highlights
  • Net revenue was $529.4 million, an increase of 71.6% year-over-year. Gamer and creator peripherals segment net revenue was $175.9 million, an increase of 131.9% year-over-year. Gaming components and systems segment net revenue was $353.5 million, an increase of 51.9% year-over-year.
  • Gross profit was $160.3 million, an increase of 103.9% year-over-year, with gross margin of 30.3%, an improvement of 480 basis points year-over-year. Gamer and creator peripherals segment gross profit was $68.9 million, an increase of 211.1% year-over-year. Gaming components and systems segment gross profit was $91.5 million, an increase of 61.9% year-over-year.
  • Operating income was $67.3 million, an increase of 404.5% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted operating income was $80.4 million, an increase of 221.4% year-over-year.
  • Net income was $46.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.2 million in the same period last year, or $0.01 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income was $58.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, an increase of 420.4% year-over-year compared to adjusted net income of $11.2 million in the same period last year, or $0.13 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $80.4 million, an increase of 196.6% year-over-year, with adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.2%, an improvement of 640 basis points year-over-year.
  • As of March 31, 2021, we had cash and restricted cash of $125.6 million, $48.1 million capacity under our revolving credit facility and total long-term debt of $294.3 million.
  • Cash flows from operations was $27.8 million, which increased from $2.0 million in the same period last year.

Corsair Launches New CORSAIR ONE a200 & CORSAIR ONE i200 Gaming Computers

CORSAIR, today announced updated configurations of its lineup of flagship compact gaming PCs: the CORSAIR ONE a200 and the CORSAIR ONE i200. Both machines offer blisteringly fast speeds from some of the latest CPUs available - either an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or up to an Intel Core i9-11900K - coupled with the immense power and speed of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics. As always, every CORSAIR ONE is supported by a full range of award-winning CORSAIR components in an unbelievably compact and unique form-factor.

The CORSAIR ONE a200 is equipped with a 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, while the CORSAIR ONE i200 features a new 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, up to a Core i9-11900K. Whether you choose AMD or Intel, either CORSAIR ONE is capable of powering through complex tasks, intense gaming, and demanding applications with ease. Amazing 3D gaming and content creation performance is driven by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with Ampere architecture and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 AI technology, delivering amazingly realistic graphics and silky-smooth frame rates even when playing at maximum detail at 4K.

Built for Champions - Introducing the CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL Gaming Keyboard and SABRE PRO Gaming Mice

[Editor's note: Our review of the CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL can be found here for those interested.]

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the launch of three new products in its CHAMPION SERIES range of competition-grade peripherals, built for and tested by top esports professionals. Headlining the new launches is the streamlined K70 RGB TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, with 8,000Hz hyper-polling driven by CORSAIR AXON hyper-processing technology in a compact, tenkeyless design, enabling you to take pro performance to your next event.

Two new CORSAIR gaming mice also enter the CHAMPION SERIES lineup: the SABRE RGB PRO and SABRE PRO. The first CORSAIR mice to also utilize AXON hyper-processing technology and 8,000Hz polling, the SABRE RGB PRO and SABRE PRO deliver lightning-fast inputs, along with a comfortable ergonomic shape and ultra-light weight for superior agility and control. Together, these CHAMPION SERIES gaming peripherals give you the tools you need to cut through the competition.

Corsair Refreshes RMx Series PSUs with Magnetic Levitation Fans, Upgraded Warranty

Corsair on Wednesday refreshed its RMx series premium power-supply series with new 2021 models. Available in capacities of 1000 W, 850 W, 750 W, 650 W, and 550 W, these PSUs succeed the previous generation RMx series by featuring a new 135 mm "Magnetic Levitation" bearing fan that's designed for extremely high durability. This design change, along with other minor updates to the internals, allow Corsair to give these PSUs 10-year warranties. The PSUs continue to offer Cybenetics Gold switching efficiency with Acoustic A- rating, full modular cabling, and include two 4+4 pin EPS connectors on all models except 550 W. Prices should be on-par with the outgoing RMx series.

Start Your Winning Streak - CORSAIR Launches K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT Gaming Keyboards

[Editor's note: Our review of the CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT can be found here for those interested.]

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced a new pair of RGB gaming keyboards for PC gamers to get started on the path to victory: the CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT. These latest entries in the K55 family light up your desktop thanks to dynamic RGB backlighting, and include six dedicated macro keys with Elgato Stream Deck software integration for one-button actions and shortcuts. Whether you're getting started in gaming or looking to upgrade your setup, the K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT offer the essential features and head-turning style that gamers demand.

The new K55 RGB PRO keyboards brilliantly illuminate your battlestation. The K55 RGB PRO features five zones of RGB lighting with six preset onboard lighting effects, while the K55 RGB PRO XT kicks things up a notch with per-key RGB backlighting, offering ten onboard lighting effects and near-limitless customization through CORSAIR iCUE software. With a recently redesigned user interface for even more intuitive control, iCUE unlocks dynamic RGB lighting customization, key remaps, and powerful in-game macros. iCUE also coordinates system-wide synchronization of your RGB lighting, along with exclusive iCUE game integrations when playing select games for the most immersive experience possible.

Your Guiding Light for Great Cooling - CORSAIR Launches SP RGB ELITE Fan Series

[Editor's note: Our review can be found here for those interested.]

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gaming gear and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of a new range of performance RGB cooling fans, the iCUE SP RGB ELITE Series. With eight vibrant individually addressable RGB LEDs per fan and CORSAIR AirGuide technology for powerful directed airflow, the SP RGB ELITE Series is now available in 120mm and 140mm sizes to cool and illuminate any system. SP120 RGB ELITE fans are available in a Triple Fan Kit with an included iCUE Lighting Node CORE Controller, or as a single fan to expand your system's cooling. SP140 RGB ELITE fans come in a Dual Fan Kit with the iCUE Lighting Node CORE, or as a single fan.

SP RGB ELITE fans are each equipped with eight individually addressable RGB LEDs, putting on a mesmerizing lighting display as they cool your PC. To easily control RGB lighting, the SP120 RGB ELITE Triple Fan Kit and SP140 RGB ELITE Dual Fan Kit include the compact iCUE Lighting Node CORE, connecting to your PC via simple USB 2.0 and SATA connections. With the Lighting Node CORE, lighting effects are customizable through powerful CORSAIR iCUE software and can be synchronized with all CORSAIR RGB devices in your setup to create stunning light shows across the entire iCUE ecosystem.

CORSAIR Launches New 11th-Gen Intel-Powered VENGEANCE i7200 Series Gaming PC

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced a new series of models in the acclaimed CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7200 Series of fully-built gaming PCs. Now equipped with a cutting-edge 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, these powerful systems feature the raw speed and raytracing power of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000-Series GPUs. VENGEANCE i7200 systems are completed with a full array of award-winning CORSAIR components in an airflow-optimized CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW mid-tower case, to help you step up your game, whatever you do.

The 11th generation of Intel Core processors is here, delivering blazing-fast frequencies and the processing power to push the limits of your gaming, streaming, and more. Available in configurations with up to an Intel Core i9 11900K CPU, the new CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7200 Series can power through complex content creation, extreme gaming, and demanding applications with ease. Fantastic 3D rendering and content creation performance is driven by the incredible power of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000-Series graphics, up to a GeForce RTX 3090, for amazingly lifelike visuals. NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 AI technology boosts frame rates, producing silky-smooth image quality even when playing at maximum detail at 4K settings.

CORSAIR Launches K65 RGB MINI 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

[Editor's note: Our review can be found here for those interested.]

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of its first-ever 60% mechanical gaming keyboard, the CORSAIR K65 RGB MINI, alongside a full range of CORSAIR PBT DOUBLE-SHOT PRO Keycap Mod Kits to unlock a huge new range of keyboard personalization.

Packing massive features into its impressively small size, the K65 RGB MINI boasts 100% CHERRY MX mechanical keyswitches, dynamic per-key RGB backlighting, CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology with 8,000Hz polling, and a detachable USB Type-C cable. Launching alongside the K65 RGB MINI, the new CORSAIR PBT DOUBLE-SHOT PRO Keycap Mod Kits offer five additional colors with which to customize your K65 RGB MINI or compatible keyboard and make it your own. Together, K65 RGB MINI and the new PBT DOUBLE-SHOT PRO Keycaps offer a powerful, personal, and portable CORSAIR keyboard experience in the smallest form-factor yet.

Elgato Launches Light Strip and Wave Panels to Enhance Your Home Studio

Elgato, the leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the launch of two new product lines to help creators personalize their home studios and streaming setups - Elgato Light Strip and Elgato Wave Panels.

Elgato Light Strip offers convenient app-controlled ambient lighting with RGBWW LEDs capable of displaying 16 million colors, with a wide brightness and color temperature range to create the perfect look for your setup. Elgato Wave Panels feature two-layer foam construction to reduce room echo and reverberation, easily mounting to your wall in modular hexagonal panels. Whether it's lighting up your stream or improving room acoustics, Elgato Light Strip and Elgato Wave Panels provide new ways to make your space, and your content, your own.

Lightweight Design, Heavyweight Performance - CORSAIR Launches KATAR PRO XT Gaming Mouse and MM700 RGB Extended Mouse Pad

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today launched a new ultra-light gaming mouse, the KATAR PRO XT. At a weight of just 73g and equipped with a drag-reducing paracord cable, the KATAR PRO XT is extremely agile and well-suited for fast-paced FPS and MOBA gameplay. The KATAR PRO XT is also the first CORSAIR mouse to implement new CORSAIR QUICKSTRIKE buttons, pre-tensioned to reduce button travel to a minimum, meaning every click from the KATAR PRO XT registers faster than ever.

Sporting a compact symmetrical shape, the KATAR PRO XT is great for claw and fingertip grip styles. With a weight of 73g, the KATAR PRO XT is one of the lightest in the entire CORSAIR gaming mouse lineup, aided by a lightweight paracord cable that reduces drag to enable faster and more precise movements. Debuting in the KATAR PRO XT, CORSAIR QUICKSTRIKE buttons feature a spring-loaded pre-tensioned design with zero gap between the primary mouse buttons and their switches, so that all your shots and spells register immediately with virtually no travel distance.

Great Content by Design - CORSAIR Acquires Visuals by Impulse

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, is pleased to announce it has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world's premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.

Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases. Thanks to VBI technology and design, anyone can create stylish, personalized live-streaming content — from first-time creators to streaming superstars.

Valve Ordered to Pay 4 Million USD in Damages to Corsair over Steam Controller Patent Infringement

Valve has recently been ordered to pay 4 million USD in damages after they knowingly infringed on patents owned by Ironburg Inventions with the Steam Controller rear grip button design. Ironburg Inventions is the IP-holding arm of controller manufacturer SCUF who was acquired by Corsair in late 2019. Valve was warned by Ironburg Inventions in 2014 that their Steam Controller infringed on their patent relating to rear-side control surfaces. Valve ignored the warning and went on to produce 1.6 million units before discontinuing the device in 2019. The Jury awarded Ironburg Inventions 4 million USD in damages and found that Valve willfully infringed on Ironberg's patents which opens them up to further litigation. Corsair has published a statement on the case which can be found below.

Blazing-Fast Gen4 Speeds - CORSAIR Launches MP600 CORE and MP600 PRO M.2 NVMe SSDs

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of three new CORSAIR Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives - the MP600 CORE, MP600 PRO, and MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition. All MP600 SSDs store massive amounts of data with lightning-fast transfer speeds, leveraging PCIe Gen4 technology for incredible, sustained performance.

The MP600 CORE offers up to 4,950MB/sec sequential read and 3,950MB/sec sequential write speeds, while the MP600 PRO and MP600 PRO Hydro X can achieve a blazing-fast 7,000MB/sec sequential read and 6,550MB/sec sequential write speeds[a]. The MP600 CORE is available now in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities. The MP600 PRO is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities immediately with a 4TB model coming soon, while the MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition comes in a 2TB capacity, complete with an integrated CORSAIR Hydro X Series XM2 water block that connects your SSD seamlessly into your custom cooling loop. The XM2 water block is also available for purchase as a standalone product, compatible with many existing M.2 SSDs.

Corsair MP600 Core and Water Cooled MP600 PRO HydroX SSDs Pictured

Newegg listings indicate Corsair is ready with the MP600 Core and MP600 PRO HydroX, which they state release later today. The MP600 Core is an M.2 NVMe SSD that's a cost-effective variant of the MP600 PRO. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drive takes advantage of PCI-Express 4.0 x4, but unlike the MP600 PRO, uses QLC NAND flash memory. The drive uses the Phison PS5016-E16 controller just like the original MP600, but swaps out its TLC NAND flash for QLC. On offer, are sequential transfer rates of up to 4950 MB/s reads, and up to 3700 MB/s writes, up to 380,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 580,000 IOPS 4K random writes.

The MP600 PRO HydroX, on the other hand, is a premium variant of the MP600 PRO that comes with a factory-fitted water block that you connect to your DIY liquid cooling loop. It uses the same combination of the latest Phison PS5018-E18 controller with 3D TLC NAND flash, and offers the same on-paper performance, with up to 7000 MB/s sequential reads, up to 6550 MB/s sequential writes, up to 660,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 800,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The MP600 Core and MP600 PRO HydroX are expected to launch alongside the original MP600 PRO, later this week. Both the MP600 Core and MP600 PRO HydroX are listed on the international stores of Newegg, with the 2 TB MP600 PRO HydroX going for $459, and the 2 TB MP600 Core going for £286 (incl. VAT).

Corsair's Upcoming MP600 PRO Gen4 SSD Promises Speeds of 7 GB/s

The Corsair MP600 PRO Gen4 (CSSD-F1000GBMP600PRO) was recently spotted on Amazon Germany before being taken down. The MP600 PRO is the successors to Corsair's MP600 SSD featuring Phison's second-generation PCIe 4.0 PS5018-E18 SSD controller and boasting sequential read/write speeds of up to 7000 MB/s, and 6850 MB/s respectively. These are some very significant generational speed improvements over the already blazing fast advertised read/write speeds of the MP600 at 4950 MB/s and 4250 MB/s.

The drive is also listed as carrying a warranty of 3,600 TBW which is likely for the 2 TB model. These new second-generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs are nearing the limits of the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface which offers maximum speeds of ~8000 MB/s. It should also be noted that these performance improvements offer very limited practical benefits to the end-user in typical use-cases over a basic PCIe 3.0 NVMe drive. Pricing and availability for the drive were not published but we expect Corsair to officially announce the drive soon.
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