NVIDIA Introduces Ansel and Fast Sync

NVIDIA's Introduces new features and new technology for its latest Pascal Architecture GPU

MSI Teases Featured Products For Computex 2016

Computex 2016 is just around the corner and MSI has already started with teases of their new products!

Unboxing and Review: Synology DiskStation DS216+ 2-Bay NAS

Get ready to be blown away by the new DSM 6.0 and some of the latest packages.

Unboxing and Review: Logitech K380 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?

Unboxing and Preview: Raijintek Triton 280 Liquid Cooler

This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.

Unboxing and Review: MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G Gaming Notebook

A mobile gamer are you? Here is one powerhouse can is portable enough for you to carry around.

Unboxing and Overview: Bitfenix Nova Windowed Edition

Have much love for minimalist yet stylish design but the premium ones are just too expensive to get? You might want to give this Nova a check.

May 25, 2016

ViewSonic’s Pro7827HD Brings Cinema Super Colour to Boost Home Cinema Experience

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the Pro7827HD as newest addition to its LightStream™ entertainment projector family. The ViewSonic Pro7827HD is the first in the LightStream line to feature a RGBRGB 6-segment colour wheel, powered by ViewSonic’s SuperColour™ technology providing detailed pictures and brilliant colour gradient coverage. SonicExpert™, ViewSonic’s proprietary sound enhancement technology, powers a 10W speaker to deliver incredibly clear and audible sound. Along with ISF™ certification for colour optimization and five viewing modes, 2200 lumens, and vertical lens shift, the Pro7827HD can create a cinematic experience in any home.

“The Pro7827HD is a high-performance projector ideal for big screen home entertainment,” said David Chen, Business Line Manager of ViewSonic Asia Pacific. “With advanced colour and audio technologies and PortAll™ to wirelessly stream content or play games on a giant projected screen, the Pro7827HD brings a stunning, movie-like visual experience into your home.”
Cinema SuperColour RGBRGB Colour Wheel For True-to-life Colour
Equipped with ViewSonic’s SuperColour technology, the Pro7827HD earns best-in-class colour performance honors. The Cinema SuperColour RGBRGB Colour Wheel adopts a special coating which filters segmental spectrums of RGB, to intensify Red, Blue, and Green colours. It fulfils sRGB and Rec.709 standards, and features pure colours to increase visual performance, especially for Blu-ray DVDs. It also focuses on Hue and Saturation enhancement, highlighting breath-taking images like sunrises, sunsets, or blue skies with intense colour gradients, while other projectors can only partially cover these complex colour gradients.

DarkChip3 from Oscar award winning TI DLP DMD Display Technology
The Pro7827HD is equipped with TI DarkChip3 technology to deliver excellent colours, while Full HD 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution with 2,200 lumens of brightness and a 22,000:1 contrast ratio produce astonishing, razor-sharp image quality. DLP display technology combines accurate, long lasting colour with high native contrast ratios. In particular, DLP utilizes “True Black”, which improves projection accuracy, creating razor-sharp images for cinema, unlike other well-known technology projectors that use dark grey instead of “True Black” because of limited technology. DarkChip3 DMD is designed for high-definition video rendering to enhance contrast levels, creating extreme blacks and brilliant whites on the projected screen.
ISF Certified Colour Calibration Tools
Designed with sRGB/Rec.709 cinematic colours, ISF certified day and night modes, as well as a unique movie mode, the Pro7827HD delivers optimized colour for a true cinema experience. ISF (Imaging Science Research Lab) Certified for customized colour calibration, this projector provides the calibration tools to allow ISF-certified technicians to provide on-site tuning of Day and Night modes. The customized fine-tuned mechanism will become the default option to fit each user’s scenario requirement in bright and dark environments.

SonicExpert™ Technology
Following a ground-breaking proprietary speaker transducer and chamber re-design, the Pro7827HD powers a 10W speaker to deliver incredibly clear and audible sound for presentations or off the clockhome entertainment. The compact speaker takes pride in quality sound with best-fit Sound Response Curve, and high efficiency of transferring electric power to sound power. The exclusive SonicMode sound settings deliver optimized audio performance for presentations, video clips and music.

The Pro7827HD also features a hidden HDMI/MHL connector with 5V USB power, which is perfect for media streaming dongles including Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku Streaming Stick and ViewSonic ViewSync. With a shorter throw ratio, vertical lens shift, 1.3x optical zoom, smart design, and extensive connectivity, the Pro7827HD provides flexible and quick set-up in any home.

CRYORIG Reveals New OLA and TAKU PC Cases at Computex

For Computex 2016, CRYORIG is revealing their first foray into PC cases with two innovated and uncommon projects. The CYORIG OLA is a Mac Pro inspired cylindrical home theater lifestyle ITX PC case with focus on performance and cooling. The CRYORIG TAKU is a monitor stand PC case that focuses on maximizing desk space while slides open for easy access to hardware. Both the OLA and TAKU projects are still in early development. CRYORIG is planning on a “Ask Anything” live stream event on June 1st during Computex for user feedback on both projects.

With the OLA, CRYORIG is attempting to create a PC experience case that not only looks sleek enough for it to be a center piece of the living room but also capable of housing powerful full length GPU’s. Inspired by the Mac Pro, the OLA is cylindrical with a purpose. With a Cylindrical shape the OLA achieves increased internal air volume, and zero airflow dead space. Individual compartments for the CPU, PSU and GPU prevents heat overflowing to other areas. Dual shark-gill like side air intake ducts run the length of the case to insure cool air intake for both the CPU/mainboard area and the GPU. The large 140 mm XT140 exhaust fan at the top pulls out all excess heat from both compartments. The OLA supports full length GPU cards as well as 100 watt TDP Core i7 CPU’s, perfect for the high computation needs of VR. On the aesthetics end, the OLA features a modular front and back panel for multiple textured options. Functioning units will be shown at Computex as well as static units with Brushed Aluminum and the Wood Veneer alternate panel texture options. The OLA is still work in progress with the release targeting Q2 of 2017. Full specifications are to be announced once designs are finalized.

OLA Specifications
Dimension (LxWxH)
88 x 88 x 52,8 mm
5 kg
Motherboard Support
Mini ITX
3.5" Drive Bays
2.5" Drive Bays
1 or 2
System Fan
XT140 (120 mm x 1)
External Electronics
Power On/Off, Audio, Mic, USB 3.0
PSU Support
Maximum Compatibility
CPU Cooler Height
*72~82 mm
VGA Length
280 mm
PSU Length
130 mm

*cooler top must be no larger than 92x92mm

The CRYORIG TAKU is a combination of an ITX case and PC monitor stand. The TAKU is constructed with a 3 mm thick full aluminum chassis for optimum structural support while still maintaining a light weight. The TAKU’s internal system tray uses a sliding drawer design for easy access to the mainboard, GPU and HDD compartments. The TAKU also features thoughtful cable management ducts on both sides for USB power cords connecting to your mobile phone. The OLA is designed to keep the desk clean and your PC even sleeker. Support for 250 mm long GPU’s, drive bays for a 3.5” and 2.5” device or two 2.5” devices, suitable for most ITX system needs. In addition to the full aluminum frame, the TAKU also mixes in solid wood legs at the base for contrasting materials. Like the OLA the TAKU is also still a work in progress with targeted release dates in late 2016 or Q1 2017. Functioning demos of the TAKU will be at display during Computex.

TAKU Specifications
Dimension (LxWxH)
567 x 134.8 x 270 mm
8 kg
Motherboard Support
Mini ITX
3.5" Drive Bays
2.5" Drive Bays
1 or 2
System Fan
to be decided
External Electronics
Power On/Off, Audio, Mic, USB 3.0
PSU Support
Maximum Compatibility
CPU Cooler Height
47 mm
VGA Length
240 mm
PSU Length
130 mm

Along with CRYORIG’s first two case projects, CRYORIG plans on airing the first ever live stream event directly during Computex. The live stream will focus on presenting the new products as well as holding an “Ask Anything” Q&A session as well as collecting feedback for in progress projects. The live stream event will be aired on CRYORIG’s Youtube Channel on June 1st at 9:15 AM (GMT+8). Please pay attention to CRYORIG.com for any changes in schedule.

Toshiba Launches the OCZ RD400 NVMe® SSD Series

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, today announces the Toshiba OCZ RD400 Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) solid state drive (SSD) series. Designed for cutting-edge notebooks and PCs, the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express® (PCIe® ) RD400 series provides improved storage bandwidth and enhanced latency resulting in a fast and responsive computing experience.

Unlike Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based SSDs utilizing the legacy Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) protocol, NVMe is the first storage protocol designed with SSDs in mind making the RD400 series one of Toshiba’s fastest consumer SSDs to date. Additionally, the RD400’s PCIe Gen3 x4 lane interface shatters the traditional SATA bottleneck by delivering over four times the performance of SATA SSDs. The RD400 series features sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,600 MB/s and 1,600 MB/s and random read/write performance of up to 210,000 and 140,000 4KiB input/output operations per second (IOPS) .

“The launch of the new Toshiba OCZ RD400 SSD series delivers enthusiast-level performance in both a compact M.2 and adapter card form factors to provide end-users with high bandwidth and platform flexibility for next-generation NVMe and PCIe mobile and desktop systems,” said Steve Fingerhut, Senior Vice President and GM of SSD BU, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “The RD400 gets back to the OCZ brand’s enthusiast roots and offers power-users, gamers, and professionals a cutting-edge storage solution designed to support demanding consumer applications.”

The RD400 series is targeted at both desktop and notebook users, but the compact M.2 2280 form factor enables ultra-thin notebooks to take advantage of PCIe speeds. Desktop users can still harness the power of the RD400 even if they don’t have an M.2 slot by purchasing the PCIe adaptor card version. Both models will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1024GB. 

RD400 SSDs feature Toshiba 15nm MLC NAND flash memory and an endurance rating of up to 592TBW. Each drive is backed by a 5-year advanced warranty program that strives to minimize the aggravation surrounding traditional support and warranty claims.

May 24, 2016

G.SKILL To Host OC World Record Stage and OC World Cup at Computex 2016

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is extremely excited to announce and host the two largest annual extreme overclocking events at Computex this year – the 5th Annual OC World Record Stage 2016 and 3rd Annual OC World Cup 2016. Gathering an all-star lineup of professional overclockers from around the world, G.SKILL is ready to rewrite overclocking benchmark world records with the newest hardware from the leaders of each field, including the top 5 manufacturers of performance motherboards, Intel, Samsung, and NVIDIA. Both events will be held at G.SKILL Computex Booth I0608, located at Taipei City’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1F.

5th Annual OC World Record Stage 2016 – Featuring an International OC All-Star Roster
The G.SKILL OC World Record Stage event is 5 years in the running and has become the biggest annual event in the overclocking community. This year, G.SKILL will join forces with five leading performance motherboard partners, including ASRock, ASUS, EVGA,GIGABYTE, and MSI, and will aim at breaking as many overclocking world records as possible using the newest and latest Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, and G.SKILL DDR4 memory built with Samsung ICs.

"A very special thanks to our motherboard partners, Intel, Samsung, and NVIDIA for sponsoring the OC World Record Stage event,” says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President and Director of R&D, G.SKILL International. “With their latest products and G.SKILL DDR4 memory, we will be able to demonstrate the advanced performance of the latest computing technology."

3rd Annual OC World Cup 2016 – 10K Cash Prize For the Champion 
G.SKILL OC World Cup, now in its third consecutive year, offers the highest single cash prize in overclocking competition history and is one of the most celebrated annual overclocking competitions. The 6 contenders advancing from the online qualifier organized on HWBOT.org includes Dancop, Alex@ro, Hazzan, Splave, Wizerty, and Lucky_n00b, who will be showing off their legendary LN2 overclocking skills on a live stage and compete for a chance to win the title of OC World Cup 2016 Champion. On the fourth day, the top two overclockers from the live qualifier stage will duel head-to-head in the grand final stage on June 3rd, where the ultimate champion will walk away with the enormous cash prize of $10,000 USD.

Ultimate Prize Packages:
  • Champion: $10,000 USD + Kingpin Cooling Dragon F1 Dark CPU Pot
  • 2nd: $2,500 USD + Trident Z DDR4 4000MHz 16GB (8GBx2)
  • 3rd: $1,500 USD + Trident Z DDR4 4000MHz 16GB (8GBx2)
  • 4th: $1,200 USD
  • 5th: $1,000 USD
OC World Cup 2016 Schedule

MSI to Headline COMPUTEX TAIPEI: VR-ready gaming laptop, gaming desktops and more on display and demo

The 36th COMPUTEX is just around the corner in its count down to the big moment this May 31 to June 4. Over 1,600 exhibitors will be using over 5,000 booths to showcase their products and services. With a new position on "Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems", the show focuses on four main pillars: IoT applications, innovation & startups, business solutions, and gaming.

This year, accommodating with the fast-growing competitive gaming and eSports industry worldwide, COMPUTEX focuses on gaming for the very first time. The sepraate focus on gaming has attracted more than 30 leading exhibitors in the industry to present their latest gaming products. MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, will have its full range of VR-ready gaming laptops, gaming desktops, top-notch gaming motherboard, high-end graphics card, and gaming peripherals on display. Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, says "Celebrating our 30th anniversary, MSI will present the latest gaming products, including the popular Virtual Reality (VR) devices at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016." MSI has also planned sereral VR experience zones which are going to be the icing on the cake for content consumers. What MSI has to offer is sure to satisfy your voracious appetite!

A taste of what's to come at COMPUTEX 2016


GS63 Stealth Pro: Thin Yet Powerful GAMING laptop 
The new Cooler Boost Trinity applied on GS63 consists of a total of 5 heatpipes, enhanced Whirlwind Blade fans to exhaust the heat out of the system effectively and silently. Moreover, dual thermal modules promise the Intel® CoreTM i7 6700HQ and the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970M level graphics ultimate performance for long gaming sessions. 

GT83/GT73 Titan SLI: The New Era of VR SLI Platform 
GT83 Titan SLI and GT73 Titan SLI laptops both are VR Ready and are equipped with the SLI platform design. 

GT83 Titan SLI packs a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980 SLI graphics solution and the extreme 3+1 of 4K display surround mode delivering true-to-life gaming experience. GT73 Titan SLI is the lightest mobile SLI with dual GTX980M SLI level graphics, also supports single GTX980 top-tier mobile graphics. The flexibility of the gaming rig caters gamers looking for a smooth gameplay at 4K settings under 3-monitor surround mode. 

GS73: A gaming Beast in a Slim Design 
The GS73 laptop accommodates mobile GTX970M graphics and Cooler Boost Trinity, makes it the best slim cooling solution in the industry. Rest of its impressive spec-sheet includes SteelSeries gaming keyboard and SteelSeries Engine 3 software, True Color display with better gamut color panel, ESS SABRE HiFi headset AMP and Nahimic 2.0 for better sound experience. 

Backpack PC: Enjoy Virtual Reality Without Limits 
Fueled by Intel® extreme CoreTM i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980 graphics card, the MSI Backpack PC guarantees new levels of performance and capabilities. Forget VR's limited movement and wires problems, MSI Backpack PC enables gamers to move naturally without restraints, benefitting gamers to get full immersion in the exhilarating world of virtual reality. 

System Products

Aegis Gaming Desktop PC Series : Harness the Power of Gaming 
Aegis gaming desktop series houses a powerful unlocked Intel® Core™ K-series Processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX-powered graphics in a 19.6L case, maximizing gaming experience for both current high performance games as well as the hottest VR games. The icing on the cake is the Dragon Button, with just one push on the button to boost 15% of speed and performance. What's more, the HDMI connector, specifically designed to locate at the front of the case, allows users to easily access their VR device. 

Vortex G65 SLI: the VR-ready Gaming Desktop with Astronomical Performance 
The world smallest gaming cylinder, the Vortex is a VR-ready gaming PC designed to fit anywhere. Potent yet small, the Vortex is only about 6.5L and comes packed with power utilizing a unlocked Intel® CoreTM i7 6700K processor, dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 SLI graphics for blistering fast performance, and a 360° Silent Storm Cooling design for superior performance under the most intense gaming sessions. 

Cubi 2 Plus: Small Body, Powerful Mind 
As the winner of the COMPUTEX d&i award 2016, Cubi 2 Plus is powered by the latest Intel® 35W “Low TDP” Skylake-S processors and the new 5x5 mini-STX motherboard, the smallest motherboard possible. The socket design makes CPU upgrading possible and the 2.5” HDD or SSD is easily upgraded as well through the HDD cover. With its compact and stylish design, Cubi 2 Plus is ideal to serve as HTPC at home, all-round media PC in the office or commercial project PC. 


X99A GAMING PRO CARBON: the Best RGB Motherboard for Gamers 
The X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard comes equipped with exclusive front USB type C, Audio Boost 3 technology, supports Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express devices, Dynamic Mystic Light which supports more than 16.8 million colors with 17 different cool LED modes. 

With the MSI exclusive Mystic Light Extension, it allows every top gamer to apply their own unique style and PC personalization. 

X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM: the Overclocking Champion 
X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is designed with MSI’s exclusive Titanium theme, breathing extreme performance, outstanding reliability and neat appearance. Featuring the latest U.2 32 Gb/s fast storage, Military Class 5 components, complete I/O and Audio cover, and enhanced thermal design MSI is ready to break overclocking records again. 

Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM: the Most Popular Z170 Motherboard 
Sighting gamers’ special demands, MSI caters to power users and extreme overclockers, launching the Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM. Equipped with a Steel Backplate to prevent bending and provided the best experience. Featured with exclusive Audio Boost 3 & lastest Nahimic technology, front USB Type-C, GAMING LAN and MSI LAN protect, the Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is definitely the best choice within today’s popular Z170 motherboard series. 

Graphics Gards and Multimedia

GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition: Unlock the ultimate gaming experience! 
In COMPUTEX demo line up, MSI rolls out the GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card. With its immense force, the performance is astonishingly more powerful than two GeForce® GTX 980 SLI and last generation’s flagship TITAN with less power consumption, which efficiently utilizes the energy and lead us to a total display revolution. 

Interceptor DS4200 GAMING Keyboard 
In the annual event, MSI also users in new line up of gaming gear, including Interceptor DS4200 GAMING Keyboard and Clutch Series GM40 GAMING Mouse. 

Date: Tue. May 31 to Sat. June 4, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: Nangang Hall 4F
Booth: M0810

HWBOT and CyberMedia Announce World Tour 2016 Partners at COMPUTEX

HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings along with its industry partner CyberMedia announces ZADAK511, Intel, AOC and Seasonic as official sponsors for the HWBOT World Tour at COMPUTEX 2016.

CyberMedia and HWBOT have worked closely over the past few months to bring the biggest Overclocking event to this year’s COMPUTEX. TAITRA, the title sponsor has worked closely with CyberMedia for many years and was the first to come on board, followed by ZADAK511, Intel, AOC and Seasonic.

The HWBOT Overclocking World Tour Series provides an exciting and interactive platform for the sponsors to showcase new products at the booth. An opening press conference for worldwide media will be held by CyberMedia to kick the event off with the latest product launches by all the sponsors.

Event Sponsors

ZADAK511 makers of high-performance flash memory and storage solutions is pleased to be part of this event to demonstrate the performance and bleeding-edge design of the new SHIELD RGB LEDseries of SSD and DDR4 memory module.

“ZADAK511 products are symbolic of the needs of having excellent performance but still make it look good. The SHIELD line of products offer excellent performance giving maniacs the power to choose both power and style without compromise.” commented ZACKARY, Founder of ZADAK 511.

Overclocking is a quest for performance and ZADAK511 delivers that performance by providing products that performs fast out-of-the-box, complimenting a high performance system whilst still allowing itself to stretch even further.

Intel is focused on expanding the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. For years Intel has offered several different unlocked processor options within the Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition family and high end desktop platforms for the community of enthusiasts who enjoy the challenge of pushing their system to the limit.

“Intel has long been a supporter of PC enthusiasts and an active member of the Overclocking community,” said Frank Soqui, General Manager, Enthusiast Desktop Group, Intel Corporation. “We’re excited to be a part of the HWBOT World Tour and to see the level of performance overclockers can reach with our unlocked Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors.”

AOC, a world-renowned manufacturer of monitors and display solutions will be showcasing its new line of monitors under the AOC Gaming (AGON) line-up. The booth will be equipped with AOC’s monitors providing Overclockers with the best performance and visual experience.

“We believe that the exquisite gaming display by AOC monitors will not only help demonstrate the graphical performance benefits of Overclocking but also give it life in a visual way. They are both an art form in their own rights.” Commented Kevin Wu, General Manager, APMEA & India of AOC.

More than four decades of leadership in design has made Seasonic a market leader in the manufacturing of premium quality power supplies. During its long history, Seasonic has always pushed the envelope in using cutting edge technologies, rigorous production processes and carefully selected materials to manufacture top quality products.

“High performance Seasonic power supplies are widely used by overclockers, as they are stable, reliable and output clean and efficient power. It was a natural choice for Seasonic to team up with HWBOT, the leader of the worldwide Overclocking community, to further push the absolute performance limits of computer hardware and set new records,” commented Nils Stallmach, EU Channel Manager, Seasonic Electronics.

Press Conference
Witness all the action first-hand as you’re invited to experience the biggest Overclocking event of the year live. RSVP to the HWBOT Overclocking World Tour and join us at May 31st at Nangang 4th floor to see all the new product from our event sponsors.

Time and Location
Date: May 31st, 2016
Registration: 10:30am
Event: 11am – 12pm
Location: Nangang 4F Light Gallery (Area L Lobby)

Kindly RSVP to Emily via email (emily@cybermedia.com.tw).

May 22, 2016

Unboxing & Review: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

If you ask me what has been the significant wave of change that hit the gaming peripherals market during the recent years. Expect me to answer you that, "Bruh, it's 2016! Most of the brands are RGB-fying their gaming peripherals!"

Today, what we have in our labs is the 2016 Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, as the name "Spectrum" suggests, it is a RGB lighting incorporated version of G502 Proteus Core which was released in 2014.

Ouch, but that's exactly how the peripheral makers are reacting to the demand of the users. Let us take a good look at the mouse and see if G502 PS has what it takes to bear the new price tag.

Retails for RM369

May 21, 2016

NVIDIA Introduces Ansel and Fast Sync in GeForce GTX 1080 Regional Briefing In Bangkok, Thailand

We've attended the NVIDIA regional briefing earlier today at SwissĂ´tel Le Concorde, Bangkok to find out just what kind of performance, features can we expect from the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 - Yeah, it's been almost a week now since NVIDIA announced both GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, but like they say, you have to see it to believe it.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 - The New King

Benchmarks of the GTX 1080 overpowered the GTX Titan X up to 30% are pretty much the highlights that you'll see from renown tech sites for the past few days and we've seen owners of the previous generation GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti putting their graphics card on sales after seeing what the GTX 1080 is capable of. 

Unlike the 28nm Maxwell architecture GPU die of the previous king (Titan X), the 16nm FinFET Pascal GPU (GTX 1080) that houses a total of 7.2 billion transistors that's packed together densely delivers a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency. 

The increases in bandwidth and power efficiency allow the GTX 1080 to run at a whopping clock speed of over 1700 MHz while consuming only 180 watts of power, something that isn't really possible back then. The new GPU Boost 3.0 technology too, are way more efficient than the previous GPU Boost 2.0 that goes with a fixed frequency offset and now supports advanced overclocking functionality.

The Pascal-based GPUs with 4th Generation Delta Color Compression are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron's GDDR5X memory which its 256-bit memory interface runs at 10Gb/sec and helping to drive higher effective memory bandwidth up to 1.7 times more than what regular GDDR5 can deliver.

New SLI HB Bridge

The NVIDIA’s new SLI HB bridge basically connects both SLI fingers of each card together to doubles the available transfer bandwidth which theoretically, should deliver better SLI scaling and smoother gameplay compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. 

While it may seem to be limited the possibilities of the 3-way and 4-way SLI that we've used to seen on an ultra high-end system to a mere 2-way SLI, NVIDIA has confirmed that an enthusiasts key will be provided to enthusiasts who really wanted to go beyond the advertised 2-way SLI setup.

There's been a lot of gamers who enjoys sharing screenshots of the moment they enjoy in-games with others such as beautiful scenery, battling scenes or perhaps funny moments, but all of these screenshots shares one thing in common, they're limited to a certain angle and you can't go beyond the limited field of view that your character has. 

NVIDIA Ansel is basically an enhancement to remove that limitation, a new way for in-game photography that gives you more freedom to capture that amazing scene that you've always wanted to.

You can pause your game and detach that view to moving freely to the perfect angle in-game with Free Camera at Super Resolution at up to 4.5 gigapixels resolution or 32 times higher than your screen resolution.    

Capture multiple scenes that is then stitched together to create an Ultra Resolution image that is done by the CUDA cores of your NVIDIA GPU.

Post-Process Filters that allows you to add on special effects to the screenshot like how you usually do on Instagram and other photo applications on your smartphone, adjust the exposures, colors, and levels with the EXR Capture.

360° screenshot which can be viewed in Google Cardboard, on your PC or in a VR headset. NVIDIA has released the NVIDIA VR Viewer bundled with Ansel 360 Capture screenshots that you can view, but it's currently only available from Google Play Store.

NVIDIA VRWorks Audio

We've previously seen the Iray plugin from the NVIDIA DesignWorks VR enhanced the VR experience with its ability to simulate the behavior of lights reflection, refraction, and diffraction on different materials and surfaces. 

NVIDIA now takes one step further with its VRWorks Audio 'path traced audio' where the audio now based on physical geometry. In short, it simulates how sound bounces of objects of different materials, different angles just like how sound behaves in the real world for a more realistic experience in the VR world.

Fast Sync

Last but not least, a new technology known as the Fast Sync that minimizes screen tearing issue to none without introducing any extra latency. There will be 3 buffer region in Fast Sync, known as the Front Buffer that sends rendered scene to the display, Back Buffer where the game engine will render the last scene and the Last Rendered Buffer that sends the completely rendered scene to the Back Buffer. 

Fast Sync works in a flow where the game will continuously render scenes in the Back Buffer and the Last Rendered Buffer will receive the last rendered scene while the scene in the front buffer is displayed on the screen of your monitor. As soon as the scene in the Front Buffer is displayed, the Last Rendered Buffer will switch places with the Front Buffer. This way, screen tearing will not occur and this can be used with G-SYNC as well. 

Upcoming Updates
While it has been confirmed that the GTX 1080 will be available soon starting from May 27th onwards followed by the GTX 1070 which will be available in this coming June 10th, the other thing that excites us the most is the launching of the mobile Pascal GPU GTX 1080M which is expected to take place somewhere in this coming month of August.