GIGABYTE Shatters AMD ‘Trinity’ APU Speed Record
GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 Hits Record-Breaking 7.86GHz on AMD 5800K A10 APU
City of Industry, California, November 26, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the record highest clock speed 7.86GHz on AMD’s A10 5800K APU using the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard.
Attending an AMD Extreme OC show on 20th Nov. in Taipei Taiwan, GIGABYTE’s overclocking team, The Killers (featuring HiCookie, S.Dougal and John Lam), took part in an overclocking demonstration achieving two new records on AMD’s new Vishera and Trinity platforms. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard was able to push the AMD 5800K to an incredible 7.86GHz, more than twice the 3.8GHz stock clock. The AMD FX8350 processor was pushed to 8.47GHz using a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 board.
“This new record underlines just how much potential performance can be unleashed by our new Trinity platform, clearly demonstrating how GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards help enthusiasts get the absolute maximum performance from their unlocked AMD APUs,” said Michael Liao, Vice President, Sales of AMD.
“We are extremely excited with this OC result because the F2A85X-UP4 is the first motherboard from GIGABYTE to use our new Ultra Durable 5 technology – so the OC record is a testament to the high caliber of components that we use on our products,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of the GIGAGYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “These results solidify GIGABYTE’s position as the go-to platform for AMD overclocking enthusiasts.”
The above score submission for the AMD 5800k record on HWBot.org, can be found here: http://www.hwbot.org/submission/2329722_
The above CPUz validation for the AMD 5800k record, can be found at Canardplus.com here: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2588388
The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
The flagship GIGABYTE FM2 series motherboard comes in the shape of the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, designed to push AMD A-Series APUs to the limit with GIGBAYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology. Digital power controllers ensure high capacity, high current power delivery which, when coupled with high speed memory support, combine to push the onboard AMD 7000 series graphics processor to the absolute maximum.
You can find more details and specifications for the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4343#ov
The full score submission for the AMD FX8350 record on HWBot.org, can be found here: http://www.hwbot.org/submission/2329725_hicookie_cpu_frequency_fx_8350_8470.74_mhz
The above CPUz validation for the AMD FX8350 record, can be found at Canardplus.com here: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2588391
The GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
Featuring the GIGABYTE Dual UEFI 3D BIOS, the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 motherboard is aimed at enthusiast gamers and high performance PC builders looking to harness the power of AMD’s new high performance ‘Vishera’ AMD FX desktop platform.
You can find more details and specifications for the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 motherboard here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4397#ov
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5
The latest GIGABYTE FM2 motherboards are the first AMD motherboards to incorporate several exclusive GIGABYTE technologies including the latest Ultra Durable™ 5 technology. Featuring High Current Capable components including the industry’s highest rated 60A IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 motherboards provide the best quality power delivery to the CPU for record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.
To learn more about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology, please go to: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/312/ud5.html
GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.
The ROCCAT Savu was released earlier this year and was interesting due to the fact that it is considered a mid-size hybrid gaming mouse. When it was introduced in May 2012 it carried a fairly high suggested retail price of $99.99, but now can be found for $51.65 shipped. Not a bad price considering this mouse uses a 4000 dpi optical sensor for precise gaming movements! Now that the price has dropped by nearly half, we figured that we should check it out!
"All in all this is one of the best mice I’ve ever used. I would put it up against any of the famous big-name mice and bet money on it. Of course, a mouse is a very personal item as well so if you don’t like it, don’t blame me. If you need your mouse to do a few extra things without adding a slew of buttons you can’t reach then look no further. It’s at home in a game with highly complex and timed macros as much as it lets you gain some convenience in Office or any other desktop app including Windows."
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Product Highlights of RAIDMAX COBRA Mid Tower Chassis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RAIDMAX Announces the Wide-Bodied COBRA Mid Tower Chassis
Gaming Appeal, Tool-less Features, and Patented Wide Body Design
November 8, 2012, L.A., California, U.S.A. – RAIDMAX is pleased to announce a mid tower chassis with a patented wide body design – COBRA. Designed with gamers' tastes in mind, this wide-bodied ATX and micro-ATX supporting chassis features LED lights, tool-less installations, and an effective thermal design.
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RAIDMAX was founded in 1988. The brand became well-known in early 2003 with its debut of the "Scorpio" PC chassis – the very first in the industry focusing purely on gamers. RAIDMAX's core-competence in offering price-performance PC cases makes the brand top seller on many online shops in North America, Asia and Europe. RAIDMAX dedicates itself in designing innovative and exceptional PC chassis, in addition to providing the best cost-effective solutions to meet users' requirements. Visit the RAIDMAX website at: http://raidmax.com.
Thermaltake recently launched the ARMOR REVO GENE – a mid-tower version of ARMOR REVO that is primed with full-tower features for gamers. The other great thing about this case is that is affordable! The Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene can be found online for under $130 shipped and for a case with all the latest features, that isn't bad. Read on to see what this case is all about and to figure out if it is right for your next build!
" Installing a system into the Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene was simple and quick. The tool-free bays and drive trays made component installation a snap and the cable-management grommets made routing everything easy. The grommets were plenty large enough and were held solid in the motherboard tray. Not one grommet came out on me through all of the cable pulling they were subjected to. I wish I could say the same for all case manufacturers..."
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Woodstock, IL - Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, marks its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple® community and tech industry with a special '25th Year Kickoff
Celebration' sweepstakes that will award 25 randomly chosen participants a high-performance,
Mac and PC compatible OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ bus-powered portable storage
solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.
Easy to Enter - No Purchase Necessary
There are two ways to enter the '25th Year Kickoff Celebration' Sweepstakes -
online or via mail-in entry. To enter online, simply log on to http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th,
and subscribe to OWC's free Hot Deals Blast newsletter and follow the entry directions.
Complete entry details including eligibility, odds and prize conditions are listed at http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th/rules. A total of 25 winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on or about December 17, 2012. The winners will be notified by telephone, e-mail or mail service by December 28, 2012. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win.
25 Lucky Winners to Receive 1.0TB Pocket-Sized Storage Solution Join OWC in Making a Difference In addition to celebrating its 25th year OWC wants your help in making a difference in the world. For every person that signs up for the Sweepstakes, OWC will donate $1
to charity: water, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing clean and safe
drinking water to people in developing nations. OWC will donate $1 for each of its nearly 5,000 Twitter followers. And for every new Twitter follower of OWC from November 1 to December 31, OWC will donate another $1. If you want to donate yourself…OWC will match the contribution!
On average, every $20 raised brings clean, safe drinking water to one person.
For more information, or to make a direct contribution, visit http://mycharitywater.org/owc-25th-anniversary.
For Release 8:08 am PDT, October 31, 2012:
New Kingston microSDXC 64GB Class 10 Memory Card Helps Unleash Potential of Mobile Devices
- Higher storage capacity captures more exciting memories
- Easy and versatile upgrade for mobile devices
Fountain Valley, CA -- October 31, 2012 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new 64GB Kingston® microSDXC Class 10 memory card. In the current age of smartphones and tablets, the need for more mobile data storage has become more important than ever. The Kingston microSDXC Class 10 card significantly improves consumer’s digital lifestyle by delivering higher storage speeds and capacities they need to get the most out of their electronic and mobile devices.
Available in 64GB capacity, microSDXC cards offer additional storage for more music, videos, pictures and games — more of everything the consumer needs in today’s mobile world. Fully compliant with the latest SD Association specification, Kingston’s micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system, which is designed to handle extremely large volumes of data, such as files bigger than 4GB.
“The need for higher storage capacity is growing as consumers shoot more pictures and videos, and carry around more data,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “With our new 64GB Class 10 microSDXC card, we offer our customers a chance to fully maximize the performance and storage capabilities of their existing mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, by providing them with a reliable and easy upgrade solution.”
For added reliability and durability, Kingston’s solid-state microSDXC memory cards are built of non-volatile memory components and have no moving parts that could wear out or break. Additionally, microSDXC cards offer a speed “class” rating known as Class 10* that delivers a 10MB/s minimum sustained transfer rate for optimum performance with microSDXC compatible devices.
All cards are 100-percent tested and are backed by a lifetime warranty as well as free live technical support. For more information, visit www.kingston.com.
Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found here as well as more information including a timeline of Kingston's history.
Kingston’s microSDXC Class 10 Memory Cards Features and Specifications:
- Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification
- Versatile: when combined with the adapter, can be used as a full-size SDXC card
- Compatible: with SDXC host devices; SDXC cards are not compatible with microSD & microSDHC-enabled devices/readers
- Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
- Capacities*: 64GB
- microSDXC Card Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
- SD Adapter Dimensions: 0.94" x 1.26" x 0.08" (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
- High-Speed Class Rating: Class 10 - 10MB/s minimum data transfer rate
- Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
- Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
Kingston SDXC Class 10 Memory Card
Capacity and Features
64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card (with SD adapter)
64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card (Card only, SD adapter not included):
* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.
Kingston can be found on:
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com.
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Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.
Today we looked at the Amped Wireless R20000G Dual Band Wireless router. The R20000G features dual high powered 2.4GHz 600mW amplifiers, with dual high power 5.0 GHz amplifiers and dual low noise amplifiers for improving wireless reception. Amped Wireless outfitted this router with tons of bells and whistles but can it really hold up to other more expensive routers? Read on to find out!!
"After using the Amped Wireless R20000G for a couple of weeks, one of the things we noticed is that the R20000G does have quite the amplifier built in to the unit. Our wireless tests showed that the Amped Wireless Router wasn’t the fastest in our battery of speed tests, but we did observe a pretty robust range of use. Amped Wireless markets the R20000G Router as a WiFi device that has tremendous range and power. While this doesn’t necessarily equal speed, the range that a router performs is very important for many users..."
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Today, AMD is making two big announcements. First, they are announcing some very impressive game bundles for those that are looking to buy a Radeon HD graphics card this fall and holiday shopping season. Secondly, they are announcing 'The Never Settle Driver' (Catalyst 12.11) that offers significant performance improvements in pretty much every game and benchmark available. Read on to find out more about both!
"If you purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or 7950 graphics card you'll get three game titles; Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution. You also get a 20% discount code valid through EA's Origin site. This is the crème de la crème when it comes to the Never Settle game bundles and is valued at ~$170 when you figure in the full MSRP of the game titles and discount voucher value. We did a quick price search and the lowest priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card is the Power Color AX7950 at $279.99 plus shipping after a $20 rebate. To get three good game titles and a discount for Medal of Honor: Warfighter is pretty damn impressive. You spend ~$280 and then you get roughly $150 in game titles. Hard to go wrong there..."
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FREMONT, CALIF., USA – October 16, 2012 - Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today expands its Gauntlet external storage line with the launch of the new Gauntlet 320 portable wireless external hard drive. The Gauntlet 320 includes 320GBs of onboard storage making it the perfect all-in-one wireless storage solution to enhance and expand the limited storage options of devices like tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Providing the ability to carry, stream, and share a massive media and data collection, the Gauntlet 320 will truly cut the cord offering fully portable storage for on the go entertainment or productivity.
Launching with App support for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire and offering the ability to connect up to 8 devices and stream to 5 simultaneously; the Gauntlet 320 provides the most accessible wireless storage option for streaming music, movies, and pictures to compatible mobile devices. The Gauntlet 320 is also plug-and-play USB 3.0/USB 2.0 capable for high speed wired data transfers to and from desktops and laptops. Powered by an onboard lithium-ion battery, the Gauntlet 320 offers up to 5.5 hours of continuous streaming and is capable of sharing one internet connection with up to 8 devices.
“The Gauntlet 320 is a natural progression in Patriot Memory’s Gauntlet external storage brand”, says Mike Kroll, Patriot Memory’s Senior Director of Peripherals Product Management. “A truly wireless unit, the Gauntlet 320 supports simultaneous streams to 5 connected devices offering virtually endless options for using and sharing a huge media catalogue with tablets, smartphones, and laptops.”
The Gauntlet 320 will be the flagship in Patriot Memory’s Gauntlet portable hard drive and enclosure ecosystem that already includes the award winning fully wireless Gauntlet Node and USB 3.0 Gauntlet 2 enclosures. With the Gauntlet 320 consumers can, out of the box, power a home network while also not feeling the compromise of purchasing the lower capacity version of today’s most popular Android and iOS based mobile devices. The Gauntlet 320 is now shipping to major North American channels with availability in European channels coming January, 2013, MSRP: $159 (USD).
- Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 320GB hard drive
- WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK security
- Stream to up to 5 connected devices simultaneously
- Internet pass-through while connected to the Gauntlet 320
- USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 backwards compatible)
- Lithium-ion battery up to 5.5 hours continuous streaming
- SATA II (Internal)
- 2-Year Limited Warranty
About Patriot Memory
Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash products, and computing technologies. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot Memory sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA.
All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Patriot Memory, 47027 Benicia St, Fremont, CA 94538 United States
Kingston Technology Celebrates 25 Years as the Leading
Third-party Memory Manufacturer in the World
- Company Founded in 1987
- Upcoming Contests and Promotions to Celebrate the Anniversary
Fountain Valley, CA -- October 16, 2012 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announces that tomorrow marks 25 years in the business as the largest third-party manufacturer of computer and device memory. Kingston was founded on October 17, 1987 by CEO and co-founder John Tu, and COO and co-founder David Sun.
The entrepreneurial spirit of both owners and the success of the company have been recognized globally through the years. Kingston’s core tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity have created an exemplary corporate culture; one that guides its relationships with customers, partners and vendors, and to which Kingston® owes its success.
“It is a great and humbling feeling to be a part of this company. The best aspects of the last 25 years here have been the people who work here, our partners and all of the great relationships we have been a part of,” said John Tu, CEO and co-founder, Kingston. “I am truly amazed by the thought of where we started and where we are today, and look forward to the next 25 years.”
Kingston is marking its 25th anniversary in the United States, Canada and EMEA by holding a contest with a grand prize of $2,500 (USD) and the opportunity to design a USB Flash drive. Other prizes include $250, solid-state drives and Kingston’s 25th anniversary USB drive. Full contest details can be found here. Details on other promotions and activities will be forthcoming.
A series of quotes from Kingston executives around the world as well as more from John Tu is available here. The 25th anniversary video can be found here as well as more information including a timeline of Kingston’s history.
Kingston can be found on:
Facebook (HyperX): http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.
The ASUS ZENBOOK UX31A-DH51 Ultrabook uses the power of a 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Processor with the speed of a 128GB SATA III SSD to deliver superb computing performance. This notebook PC also boasts a 13.3" IPS Full HD Display (1920x1080) and a backlit keyboard to seal the deal. Read on to see what this notebook is all about and how it performs!
"The original ASUS Zenbook UX31E was a good product, but it wasn't refined and we knew that changes had to be done to make it a great product. The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A has proven to be a great successor thanks to numerous refinements and more importantly a faster CPU and GPU. We love the improved touchpad drivers, IPS display, illuminated keyboard, additional USB 3.0 port and how the charging cable stays plugged in! All of these changes and improvements have made the ASUS Zenbook Prime one amazing Intel Ultrabook..."
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The Cooler Master Storm Ceres 400 headset was designed for gamers "on the go" that wanted good quality sound and an affordable price. The end result is a gaming headset with 40mm drivers for under $50 shipped! Read on to see if the CM Ceres 400 has the comfort and audio quality that a enthusiasts must have when considering a gaming headset!
"The CM Storm Ceres-400 gaming headset is an awesome entry-level stereo headset. The $49.99 price point and impressive make this a no-brainer for someone looking for a great headset that can be used with more than just a PC..."
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Are you looking for a case for that brand new iphone 5 that you just got? The Incipio DualPro features Plextonium plastic exterior and a shock absorbing inner silicone core for under $30. Does the Incipio DualPro provide enough protection without sacrificing style? Read on to find out when we take a look at this brand new case!
"The Incipio DualPro case turned out to be a very nice case that fit and complemented the iPhone 5 nicely. Some cases are too thick and take away from the smartphone, but that was not the situation with the DualPro. It also feels like it has the ability to protect the iPhone 5 with the two layers of protection and we love that. Silicon sleeves by themselves tend to stretch and wear out, so it is nice to have the hard shell keeping it in place..."
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ZOTAC has been one of the few video card companies to focus quiet computing with the ZONE Edition graphics cards series. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition is the latest graphics card to be released in the noise-less series and we have one of these cards to try out. Read on to see how the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition performs and what this card is all about!
"The Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition was designed to for HTPC users where silence was key. This card has no issues handling Blu-ray video playback and makes for a great passive graphics card. When it comes to gaming performance the GeForce GT 640 can play the latest DirectX 11 game titles, but you'll need to turn down the image quality settings and use lower resolutions..."
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