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.

August 27, 2016

20% More Power Efficient Than GDDR5X, Samsung To Debut GDDR6 In 2018


As the 2nd Generation High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) is about to make its debut to the consumer market via AMD's next generation graphics, SK Hynix is already preparing for the HBM3 that is capable of delivering a whopping 2TB/s memory bandwidth. Samsung however, is working on a relatively inexpensive standard, GDDR6, hoping to be able to deliver it by 2018.


According to Samsung, the proposed GDDR6 will offer a much higher bandwidth of 16Gbps, which is roughly 60% more bandwidth over the 10Gbps offered by the current GDDR5X. Of course, higher memory bandwidth isn't the only thing to expect from GDDR6, as it also feature a much more efficient LP5 controller that is capable of reducing up to 20% power draw over GDDR5X while maintaining a higher capable clock speed in proportionate to the power drawn.

(Source: TechPowerUp)

August 26, 2016

30 Lucky Winners Of Samsung Great Galaxy Raya Deals Contest Drives Away Brand New Honday City


It was definitely an unforgettable day for 30 lucky winners as they drive away with a brand new Honda City each from the Samsung Great Galaxy Raya Deals contest, today. 

The ‘Samsung Great Galaxy Raya Deals’ was organised with the objective of creating touch points with the public who purchased selected Samsung’s Galaxy mobile devices, tablets or wearables above RM300 from any participating Samsung authorized dealers from 23rd May 2016 till 17th July 2016. The ‘Samsung Great Galaxy Raya Deals’ was launched and received strong support with a total of more than 28,000 successful submissions. 

Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics mentioned that the reception towards this promotion has been very positive and is pleased to know that Samsung Galaxy devices continued to received customers’ confidence and support after all this time. 

“We certainly hope that a brand new car will put a smile on their faces as they drive back to their hometowns next month during the long Hari Raya Aidiladha weekend. Congratulations to all the 30 lucky winners and we thank you for your trust in Samsung brand!” said Mr Lee. 

Needless to say, the 30 lucky winners of a brand new Honda City were thrilled and surprised when they were notified as the winners. 

“I have wanted to get the Galaxy S7 edge so when I came across the promotion; it made my decision even easier. I was trying my luck and I certainly did not expect that my purchase would win a brand new car. Thank you Samsung Malaysia Electronics for your continuous offerings of these amazing rewards!” said Mohd Fathollah Zamir bin Mutti. 

“This is a lovely surprise and a very nice gesture from Samsung Malaysia Electronics. I didn’t think much about this after my purchase but what are the odds! The Galaxy Note5 is by far my best purchase ever and I can’t wait to ride in my new car!” share Yap Mooi Kheng. 

“I am so excited beyond words now! I bought the Galaxy J5 because I need a new phone; and now I have a new car! This Raya Aidiladha will be even sweeter now that I can drive my family back to our hometown in comfort. Thank you, Samsung!” said Nurul Alya. 

“At Samsung, our customers are our utmost priority. We will always go that extra mile to show our gratitude to our customers by having great deals like this one. So please stay tuned for upcoming deals!” Mr Lee added. 

For the complete list of winners of the Samsung Great Galaxy Raya Deals, do visit: http://www.samsung.com/my/raya2016/im-WinnerPage.html.

Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out to Nexus devices


Google just surprised the Android community with the release of the Android 7.0 Nougat to the current Nexus devices prior the launch of 2016 Nexus Marlin and Sailfish. That is rather unconventional as a new version of Android is always released with new Nexus device(s).

Android 7.0 Nougat final version will be pushed to the following devices:

  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus Player
  • Pixel C
  • General Mobile (Android One Program)
Sadly, the much loved Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 which was released back in 2013 are no longer on the list as they have past the 2 years guaranteed major OTA update timeframe. Hence, Nexus 6 is now officially the oldest supported device for Android 7.0 Nougat.

The latest iteration of Android brings new features such as the long-awaited multi-window support, improved notification bar, battery life improvements and much more.

August 24, 2016

Open Benchtable Project Officially Launched Its Open Benchtable Community Edition

The BC1 Open Benchtable is here, finally - a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for portability and ease of use. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, aesthetics, quality and design. 

Being only 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.82kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for travelling overclockers, enthusiasts and technical professionals who need put together a full open PC while on the road. It uniquely integrates all the components needed to quickly set up a benching or test platform including; standoffs, screws and brackets. Welcome to the next level of convenience and portability.

“The Open Benchtable story starts with a group of community members recognising the need for a wholly more portable benchtable solution,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “The design of the Open Benchtable has continued to evolve and improve with more OC community members contributing to help us finally arrive at the incredible design we have today.”


The Open Benchtable: True portability – Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented.
The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how we can design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable? Today, Overclocking is a community driven hobby and Esport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to bench with and compete against other like-minded people. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.

The main body of the Open Benchtable is made of machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle with legs, standoffs, and brackets all seamlessly stowed within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.


Open Benchtable: Key Features
  • Ultra-Portability Weights 1.82kg and is 8mm thin. Includes an integrated carry handle.
  • Full Component IntegrationMain body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews - everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.
  • Toolless DesignThe entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.
  • True Versatility Supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.
Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Available Now for $149

The HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $149 and includes a limited edition travelers sleeve: http://openbenchtable.com

BC1 Open Benchtable Retail Edition – Will be available 3-4 weeks after the Community Edition, through existing Streacom retailers.


The Open Benchtable Project
Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of this final product revision, allowing third party developers to build accessories for all Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will be publicly available later in Q3 2016. 

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: 

Streacom
Streacom is a computer hardware manufacturer with a focus on quality and a passion for creating products that break the mould of traditional designs. Established in 2010, it has become a benchmark for unique SFF and fanless cases. With the use of premium materials and minimalist designs, Streacom is the perfect partner for the Open Benchtable project.

OverClocking-TV
OverCocking-TV is a web-TV focussed on the production of video content and live broadcasts exclusively about overclocking. Since 2009, OCTV has been pioneering and innovating to push overclocking to new heights. Projects like the Open Benchtable are a testimony to such commitment to the community.

HWBOT
HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport.

NVIDIA Offers Paragon Game Bundle For Selected GeForce GTX Graphics Cards


If you're planning on getting yourself a NVIDIA GeForce GTX powered gaming PC today, you're just right on time! NVIDIA is offering in-game goodies worth $115 for Epic Games' new free-to-play MOBA, Paragon in its new Game Ready bundle when you purchase a GTX 10 Series or selected GTX 900 series VR Ready desktop or laptop GPUs during the campaign.

These in-game goodies will allow you to get more out of the game as it includes:
  • 1000 Paragon Coins (worth $10)
  • Seven Hero Master Challenges for Twinblast, Gideon, Greystone, Sparrow, Murdock, Grux and Muriel (Worth $15 each)
  • Two Hero Skins (Snakebite Murdock and War Chief Grux)

For for details on the Game Ready bundle, kindly visit NVIDIA's promotion page in this link.

TP-Link Unveils Completely New Look and Brand Identity



TP-Link®, a global provider of reliable networking solutions, today unveiled a complete transformation of its brand, aligning itself with consumers’ connected lifestyles. Celebrating more than 20 years of leadership in the networking space, TP-Link has evolved beyond wireless technology, offering new products in the smart home, smart phone and smart accessory categories. With this evolution and corporate strategy in mind, TP-Link felt it was important to invigorate its brand with a fresh look. 

“Over the past 20 years, TP-Link’s R&D team has consistently evolved to meet the needs of our tens of millions of customers. Now, we’re embarking on a new journey to meet the needs of today’s connected lifestyles,” said Jeffrey Chao, chairman and president of TP-Link. “As our product portfolio continues to grow, it is time for our brand to follow suit. We’re excited to introduce the new TP-Link to the world in the coming months and we can’t wait to bring our customers more dynamic products and enhanced experiences.” 

To align with this new corporate strategy, TP-Link is making a number of updates to its corporate identity and the visual representation of its brand. The company’s new tagline, “Reliably Smart,” follows the heritage of the former tagline, while emphasizing TP-Link’s move into smart products. The new company logo features an arrow pointing to the center, indicating the company’s commitment to a customer-centric culture that align with the needs of today’s modern customer.

The company has also updated the logo design to all lowercase and the spelling of its name to TP-Link, instead of TP-LINK, bringing it in line with a simpler, more approachable persona. The company will also be releasing new product packaging that improves shopability and a refreshed website for enhanced product clarity. Finally, the new color palette of the brand has been updated to become energizing and inviting, synchronizing with the brand’s new tone. 

“Customers today are overwhelmed with a fast-paced, ever-changing technology landscape. They need greater performance to keep up, but are confused by increasing claims about features and functions,” said Brian Meyers, associate strategy director at FutureBrand. “We saw an opportunity to simplify in a way that would empower customer productivity and achievement. The new identity and packaging are meant to build on the reliability of TP-Link in a way that is smart, progressive and human. We believe this new look and feel will help TP-Link take the step from networking homes to connecting consumer lifestyles.” 

Starting today, brighter colors and bolder prints will appear on TP-Link.com, social media channels, product packaging and in-store displays. The company’s latest products, like the Talon AD7200, are an outward expression of these changes, which will bring forward more innovative, compelling products that provide the highest standard of quality for its customers. The new brand will also be visually showcased for the first time at IFA (Hall 17, Booth 111) in Berlin, taking place on Sept. 2–7.

August 23, 2016

Unboxing & Review: Neffos C5 Max


When we mention TP-Link, the first thing that comes to our mind is networking devices such as Modem, routers, switches or etc. Never would you have thought that they would be releasing smartphones, don't you?

Same thing goes to Huawei when they first launch their own smartphones. We all doubted their capabilities but they proved us wrong with proper research & development and marketing, they too, can make splendid smartphones.

Let's take a closer look at the TP-Link's Neffos C5 Max, the eldest brother in the Neffos C5 line up, followed by Neffos C5 and Neffos C5 Lite.

The Neffos C5 Max retails for RM699.00 on 11street.

August 22, 2016

Fractal Design Announces New Dynamic X2 Fans



Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 and GP-14 are true all-purpose fans, offering good airflow and best in class 100,000 hours MTBF thanks to the new LLS bearing. Their customized design creates a beautifully aesthetic fan to help keep your system cool, yet quiet.

Designed together with our high-end Venturi Series, the Dynamic X2 Series fans feature aerodynamic elements, similarly found in airplane wing designs, with significant noise-reducing elements.

Available in two colour combinations: pure black, or the classic Fractal Design signature color scheme with white blades and black frame. The Dynamic X2 series are the perfect companion for users looking to make use of an all-purpose fan with an exceptional lifespan.


Features
  • High-grade LLS bearing with class leading 100,000 hours MTBF
  • Equipped with a counter-pull magnet that reduces the axial tension on the bearing
  • Fan geometry optimized for a good balance between static pressure and maximum airflow, resulting in good performance in all usage scenarios
  • Aerodynamically shaped stator struts including the wire strut. Helps reduce noise and unwanted turbulence
  • Stator struts sit on a wide angle to the trailing edge of the blades which result in a lower noise level and smoother noise profile
  • Strategically placed notches near the fan hub on the trailing edge of the blades further reducing the humming noise produced when the blades pass the stator struts
  • A "trip wire" on the rear side of the blades near the leading edge. The trip wire introduces a larger turbulent boundary layer at an earlier stage, this delays the layer separation and improves both airflow and noise characteristics
  • The customized design of the Dynamic Series fans contributes to a beautiful, cool build
  • Available in two colour combinations
  • Available in 120mm and 140mm fan sizes

Specifications

Price and availability
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Dynamic X2 GP-12 is $12.99 / €13.99 and the Dynamic X2 GP-14 is $14.99 / €15.99. Both models are currently shipping and will be available shortly.

For more information and product specifications, kindlyvisit http://goo.gl/GwbP9W

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