Displaying items by tag: Press Release Australia's independent "PC only" blogs site for gaming thoughts, ideas and whatever random thoughts we decide to post! http://pcgamers.net.au Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:35:24 +1100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Choose your destiny with MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/484-choose-your-destiny-with-msi-z170-gaming-motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/484-choose-your-destiny-with-msi-z170-gaming-motherboards Choose your destiny with MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards
      Motherboards PRESS RELEASE   Choose your destiny with MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards The perfect weapons to master all levels of gaming

 

MSI enters the next level of gaming with all new MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards available in three series;

  • Master the game with Enthusiast GAMING motherboards, the best-in-class GAMING motherboards for skilled, competitive gamers.
  • Game in Style with Performance GAMING motherboards with customizable design through unique RGB LEDs and blazing fast performance.
  • Choose Arsenal GAMING motherboards for endless Gaming fun, both on- and offline.

Each series is packed with loads of GAMING features to optimize speed, sound and stability through GAMING LAN, Audio Boost, USB 3.1 and includes unique items specifically dedicated to gamers. All MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards feature the unique DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

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DDR4 Boost & XMP LED

By fully isolating the memory circuitry from other components, DDR4 Boost ensures the purest possible memory signal for maximum performance and stability. On selected motherboards, an XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory performance.

ddr-xmpLED 

Audio Boost 3 & Nahimic

The finest audio solution for gamers, powered by Nahimic Audio Enhancer. With dual OPA1652 AMPs and metal EMI Shielding you get breathtaking sound quality.

Audioboost 

MSI GAMING LAN & LAN Protect

MSI GAMING LAN is powered by the KillerTM LAN E2400 with intelligent ASD 2.0, which automatically prioritizes games above other applications. The LED illuminated LAN connector features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.

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Gaming Hotkey & Game Boost

Using your own hardware to speed up your gaming experience, start your PC or games with Gaming Hotkey or use the Game Boost dial with automated overclocking settings that goes up to eleven and reach for 5 GHz.

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Steel Armor

MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards come equipped with reinforced PCI-e connectors with Steel Armor to easily support even the heaviest graphics cards in multi GPU setups.

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Military Class V

A new standard in high quality components. The all new Titanium inductor has a solid structure, it can withstand even higher temperatures and has better heat dissipation for more stability and a longer lifespan.

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Master the game with the MSI Z170 Enthusiast GAMING Series

The new MSI Enthusiast GAMING Series motherboards are designed to provide gamers the finest gaming experience through genuine GAMING design, best-in-class gaming features and the latest cutting edge technology. Available in flavors ranging from the Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM for expert gaming and overclocking, the Z170A GAMING M9 ACK as the leading pro gaming motherboard to the Z170A GAMING M7 and M5 as the most popular gaming enthusiast motherboards.

Defining features of the MSI Z170 Enthusiast GAMING series motherboards:

  • The most immersive and pure in game audio with Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic Audio Enhancer.
  • Lightning fast data transfer speeds with Twin Turbo M.2 of up to 64Gb/s.
  • Turn up your clock speeds by turning the Game Boost dial for easy and extensive overclocking.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced Steel Armor PCI-e connectors.

 

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Game in style with the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING Series

Engineered to provide both a stunning gaming and visual experience, the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING series give you plenty of reasons to show off. The MSI Z170A GAMING PRO is an extremely customizable platform, allowing you to display your unique style with Mystic Light while placing a vast array of powerful gaming features at your disposal. Brandishing the sleek black & white color scheme, the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING has a striking design that delivers the coolest gaming experience.

Defining features of the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING series motherboards:

  • Customize and set up your own color scheme with Mystic Light. Make your PC look & feel brand new!
  • Load your games in the blink of an eye with blazing fast Turbo M.2 data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s.
  • Enjoy crystal-clear immersive in game sounds from the premium quality components of Audio Boost 3.
  • Adjust your DPI and accuracy on the fly with easy to use Mouse Master software.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced Steel Armor PCI-e connectors.
  • Superfast online gaming with MSI GAMING LAN powered Intel

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Get right into the action with the MSI Z170 Arsenal GAMING Series

The MSI Z170 Arsenal GAMING series are forged to provide a non-stop gaming experience with an arsenal of crucial gaming features included. Stay ahead of the enemy with MSI GAMING LAN, enjoy the sparkling sound quality of Audio Boost and set the mood with Ambient Light. The Z170A TOMAHAWK is a full ATX board with CrossFire support for amazing graphics setups, extremely rapid loading times with Turbo M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen2 connectors offering twice the speed of regular USB3.0. Specifically suited for the stealthy smaller gaming systems, the mATX MSI Z170M MORTAR offers a full range of features for the casual gamer.

Defining features of the MSI Z170 Aulrsenal GAMING series motherboards:

  • Set the mood with Ambient Light or go for stealth by turning it off.
  • Stay one step ahead of the enemy and prioritize your network traffic with MSI GAMING LAN.
  • Enjoy flawless in game sounds and media with Audio Boost.
  • Adjust your DPI and accuracy on the fly with easy to use Mouse Master software.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced VGA Armor PCI-e connectors.

 

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Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

Z170A GAMING M9 ACK

Z170A GAMING M7

Z170A GAMING M5

Z170A-G45 GAMING

Z170A GAMING M3

Form factor

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

DDR4 Boost

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

M.2

Twin Turbo M.2

Twin Turbo M.2

Twin Turbo M.2

Twin Turbo M.2

Twin Turbo M.2

Turbo M.2

USB 3.1 Gen 2

2x Type-A

Type-A & Type-C

Type-A & Type-C

Type-A & Type-C

Type-A & Type-C

2x Type-A

Multi-GPU

2-way SLI/4-way CF

2-way SLI/3-way CF

2-way SLI/3-way CF

2-way SLI/3-way CF

2-way SLI/3-way CF

2-way CF

Gaming LAN

Intel i219

Killer™ E2400

Killer™ E2400

Killer™ E2400

Killer™ E2400

Killer™ E2400

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

Killer Shield + LAN Protect

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

Unique Features

OC Panel, Direct USB, CeaseFire

AC 1535 + Killer Shield, Bottom plate, Watercooling

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-

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BIOS Flashback+

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Gaming Hotkey

Hardware

Hardware

Hardware

Software

Software

Software

Game Boost

Hardware

Hardware

Hardware

Software

Software

Software

Streaming

OBS

XSplit  Premium 1 Year

XSplit  Premium 1 Year

XSplit  Premium 1 Year

OBS

OBS

OC Engine V2

-

-

PCIe Armor

Steel Armor

Steel Armor

Steel Armor

Steel Armor

Steel Armor

VGA Armor

Audio

Audio Boost 3

Xtreme Audio DAC

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Nahimic

-

Mouse Master

 

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Z170A GAMING PRO

Z170I GAMING PRO AC

Z170A KRAIT GAMING

Z170 KRAIT GAMING

Z170A TOMAHAWK

Z170M MORTAR

Form factor

ATX

ITX

ATX

ATX

ATX

mATX

LED

 

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-

-

 

 

M.2

Turbo M.2

Turbo M.2

Turbo M.2

Turbo M.2

Turbo M.2 (M.2 WiFi optional)

M.2 WiFi optional

USB 3.1 Gen 2

2x Type-A

-

2x Type-A

-

2x Type-A

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Multi-GPU

2-way SLI/3-way CF

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2-way SLI/3-way CF

2-way SLI/3-way CF

CF

CF

Gaming LAN

Intel i219

Intel i219

Intel i219

Intel i219

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

LAN Protect

LAN Protect (w/o LED)

LAN Protect (w/o LED)

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-

WiFi

-

Intel AC WiFI

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-

-

-

Unique Features

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USB Audio Power, DPC Latency Tuner

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-

-

-

Gaming Hotkey

Game Boost

DDR4 Boost

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

√ + XMP LED

Streaming

OBS

OBS

OBS

OBS

OBS

OBS

PCIe Armor

Steel Armor

VGA Armor

Steel Armor

Steel Armor

VGA Armor

Steel Armor

Audio Boost

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost 3

Audio Boost

Audio Boost

Mouse Master

EZ Debug LED

 

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About MSI GAMING

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI's aim is to become the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. For more product information, please go to gaming.msi.com.

About MSI

As a technology pioneer, MSI takes customer satisfaction as the momentum and the pioneering R&D staff as the root to market its global presence over 120 countries. A complete line-up of notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, desktops, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics demonstrate MSI's strengths and endeavors in consumer and commercial markets. With the brand slogan of "Innovation with Style," MSI spares no effort in the pursuit of excellent quality, user-friendly design and exquisite fashion products. MSI's core values "Innovation" and "Style" have made it the leading brand beyond customer expectations. For more product information, please go to www.msi.com.

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Thu, 06 Aug 2015 07:34:28 +1000
MSI Shows Off Its Eye-catching Gaming Hardware http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/470-msi-shows-off-its-eye-catching-gaming-hardware http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/470-msi-shows-off-its-eye-catching-gaming-hardware MSI Shows Off Its Eye-catching Gaming Hardware
June 2, 2015 MSI Shows Off Its Eye-catching Gaming Hardware 2015 Masters Gaming Arena is all set to go  

[MSI, HQ] Today, the MSI-hosted 2015 Gaming Press Conference has drawn the attention of global media. The leading gaming brand will reveal the new global gaming tournament - 2015 Masters Gaming Arena, strategic partnerships and a diverse array of state-of-the art gaming gear.

MSI highlighted it’s exclusive gaming laptop: the GT72 includes several innovations such as the latest concept Tobii Tech’s eye-tracking live demo, NVIDIA G-SYNC; GT80 SLI features ultimate surround view performance, and GE72 adopts the Nahimic Sound technology, and the latest P series laptops featuring True Color technology. System product: the small-yet-powerful gaming PC: Nightblade MI, the continuation of the successful Nightblade series. Graphics card: the winner of the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Awards, MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G. Motherboards: new high-end X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard.

Representatives from MSI's major allies Intel, A-Volute Audio Company (Nahimic Taiwan) and Rivet Networks introduce in turn their latest and greatest technologies in the conference. Intel unveils the method implemented for Intel's all-new 5th Generation Core processors to outperform its previous versions. A-Volute briefs the Nahimic Sound Technology and shows us its high definition sound quality on a GE72 laptop. Rivet Networks bring us the best possible networking solutions: KillerTM Wireless-AC 1535, the world’s first network adapter to offer ExtremeRangeTM Technology.

Also SteelSeries and XSplit Gamecaster of SplitmediaLabs present their brilliant gaming peripherals and smooth live streaming in the big event.

MSI is excited to announce that the 2015 Masters Gaming Arena (MGA) will kick off with regional qualifiers for the United States, Europe and Asia. In June, the first qualifier starts in Asia and the rest of the regions in the following weeks. Gamers will be up for a US$200,000 prize pool plus free tickets to the United States in the Grand Finals.

 

MSI to Host US$200,000 Masters Gaming Arena 2015

MSI welcomes a new partnership with Blizzard Entertainment® and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to kick-off MGA 2015, featuring StarCraft II® and Heroes of the Storm, both developed by Blizzard Entertainment®. With MSI's powerful gaming gear, we look forward to see world’s best players to show their astonishing skills in all games.

 

MSI Gaming Hardware Collection

MSI also highlighted its diverse array of gaming lineup of of laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, and AIO PCs, etc. Highlights include award-winning products: CES 2015 Innovation award recipient GT72 Dominator Pro, GT80 SLI; Gaming 24GE 2QE 4K All-In-One PC, and X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. The motherboard has just also bagged the 2015 Best Choice Golden Award.

Check the latest MSI gaming gears up close and person at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth #L0617!

Feature-packed gaming laptop GT72, comes with eye-tracking and G-SYNC

Today, MSI proudly announces the partnership with the eye-tracking experts at Tobii Technology and will begin R&D development on a fully integrated eye-tracking notebook for gamers. MSI will demonstrate prototypes of the device during the event.

MSI GT72 built in GTX980M 8GB GDDR5 graphics also sports NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology that brings better visual quality with adaptable FPS refresh rate, matching the gaming FPS refresh rate from 30~75Hz. That is to say, GT72 comes with a 17.3-inch display and many advanced hardware for ultimate efficiency and performance.

 

GT80, the gaming beast with SLI graphics to play surround view

The MSI gaming notebook series with the highest performance has always been the GT Series. MSI GT80 features stellar performance, easy upgrades and a full-size mechanical keyboard.

The GT80 goes above and beyond to give gamers a desktop experience in a notebook, with a 18.4-inch display, best and latest mobile Core i7 Quad Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI of dual graphics.

Cooperated with SteelSeries, the rig is the first gaming laptop mechanical keyboard equipped with Cherry MX switches. The laptop also embedded gamer-oriented wireless connectivity, the Killer’s new ExtremeRange with KillerTM Wireless-AC 1535, makes the GT80 Titan a gaming beast.

 

More immersive sound, powered by Nahimic: GS/GE series

MSI includes Nahimic, an audio performance technology on its GS60/70 and GE62/72 laptops. Nahimic features the ability to enhance sound quality and precision to deliver an immersive virtual 7.1 sound over your standard stereo.

Nahimic, the powerful sound improvement technology, has been widely acclaimed in military and aeronautics industries where the clarity of sound is essential and vital.

There will be a live demonstration on GE72 laptop of the Nahimic sound along with SteelSeries gaming headsets on the spot.

 

Featuring True Color Technology: the Essence of Elite, Prestige series

Powered by the latest 4th generation Intel quad core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M/960M GPU, the Prestige laptops deliver true-to-life and close to 100% sRGB image quality with MSI True Color Technology.

MSI True Color Technology guarantees that each panel in a MSI notebook comes with the finest precision in color.

Inspired by boutique fashion and high-precision instruments, the new MSI Prestige series is simple yet sophisticated - with silky silver metallic exterior design and the white light backlit keyboard in the interior.

 

 

Nightblade MI: the lean, mean, gaming machine

Following the success of the MSI Nightblade, MSI is ready to add a new member to its family soon: Nightblade MI. The smallest and powerful gaming PC equipped with the latest Intel core i7 processor and a full size NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards for gaming is ready to take on and display the latest PC games in high detail.

Enforced with Military Class components inside the Nightblade MI is set to deliver stable and energy-efficient performance, even in the longest gaming sessions. The all-new MSI Nightblade MI is ready to handle any blockbuster PC game in the highest details and high frame rates.

 

New lineup of Gaming All-in-One PCs

MSI will display a lineup of new gaming All-in-One PCs, featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M and GTX970M graphics.

The CES 2015 Innovation award receiver, MSI Gaming 24GE 4K (previous named AG240 4K Edition GAMING AIO) features full HD and 4K versions for a complete PC solution for 4K video editing and encoding. Accompanied by the latest GTX960M graphics, Intel Core i7 CPU and integrated with an all new Nahimic Audio Enhancer, the gaming All-in-One PC brings you an immersive gaming experience like no other.

The AG270 2QC 3K features a 27" panel with a 2560x1440 (3K) resolution which provides a better viewing angle than regular TN panels. This wide-view panel takes image clarity to a whole new level, displaying images more sharp and vivid compared to full HD LCD displays. The AG270 comes with an Intel® Core™ i7 CPU, a GTX 970M graphics card and speakers developed by Yamaha.

  

Cooler, quieter, Better gaming graphics cards

MSI ushers in its elite line-up of GAMING graphics cards, including the GTX 980 GAMING 4G, the winner of the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Awards. On top of that, MSI also releases its MSI GTX980 Ti GAMING 6G graphics card, featured with 6GB of VRAM and powered by the renowned Twin Frozr V cooler, which features a premium LED illuminated MSI GAMING Dragon that can be controlled by a new feature on the exclusive MSI Gaming App.

Both models equip a back plate which carves out dragon insignias to increase structural rigidity and completes the exquisite appearance. Along with the new funky LED functions and the easy tuning GAMING APP, GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6G delivers a silent and cool gaming experience.

Next to that, MSI proudly shows off its brand new premium SLI bridges, supporting 2-way and 3-way spaced SLI setups. It features a charismatic LED backlit GAMING shield which can be controlled by the MSI Gaming App and is forged out of high quality materials. Complementing the looks of MSI GAMING graphics cards, this SLI bridge is the ideal link for a true MSI GAMING SLI setup.

X99A GODLIKE GAMING, ONE BOARD TO RULE ALL

MSI rolls out its super high-end X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard at COMPUTEX. The X99A GODLIKE GAMING is world’s first RGB LED motherboard, supporting more than 2000 colors and many style presets such as breathing, flashing and waving.

The X99A GODLIKE GAMING employs the latest Audio Boost 3 PRO technology to deliver crystal clear sound quality and lossless audio compression. For efficient data transfer, Turbo M.2, SATA Express and USB 3.1 are supported. The X99A GODLIKE GAMING also adopts the latest Killer DoubleShot-X3 PRO. Smart teaming with two Killer Ethernet chips and Killer 1535 Wi-Fi module, X99A GODLIKE GAMING can provide up to 2.867Gbps of network bandwidth for hardcore gamers. The Mystic Light, another special feature, lets users easily control the LED light effects with the MSI Gaming APP on OS and the Mystic Light APP on Android mobile devices.

 

X99A GAMING 9 ACK, COMPUTEX Best Choice Golden award winner

Recognized for its extraordinary technical ingenuity and outstanding design, the X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard bags Best Choice Golden Award in the Gaming & Entertainment category. MSI offers the best GAMING motherboards and was the first vendor to release USB 3.1 motherboards on the market while offering a complete assortment.

With a look and a feel that stand out in the market, the striking design of the X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard is highlighted by a premium presentation and an amazing set of features. MSI GAMING motherboards is meant to gamers and power users that just want to enjoy extreme long gaming sessions or get the most speed out of their system as both can find features that help them get the best performance out of their systems.

 

MSI Z97 & H97 motherboards fully support the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors

With the latest BIOS update, all MSI Z97 & H97 motherboards are completely compatible with the new 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and able to unleash
your system’s full performance. Committed to ensuring compatibility and performance, the MSI R&D team is making sure you never have to worry about your MSI motherboard supporting the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors. For full enjoyment of the latest technology and all the advantages of the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, MSI Z97 & H97 motherboards are the best choice.

 

 

 

 

MSI COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 Online Exhibition

http://gaming.msi.com/event/computex-2015 

 

COMPUTEX Info

Date: Tue. June 2nd – Sat. June 6th, 2015

Venue:  4th Floor, Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall

Booth:    L0617

MSI MGA 2015: http://gaming.msi.com/mga

MSI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSIHQFANCLUB

MSI Twitter: https://twitter.com/msitweets

MSI Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingAMEU

MSI Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingASIA

MSI GAMING Products: http://gaming.msi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

About MSI GAMING

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI’s goal is to become the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. For more product information, please go to http://gaming.msi.com.

About MSI

As a technology pioneer, MSI takes customer satisfaction as the momentum and the pioneering R&D staff as the root to market its global presence over 120 countries. A complete line-up of notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, desktops, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics demonstrate MSI’s strengths and endeavors in consumer and commercial markets. With the brand slogan of “Innovation with Style,” MSI spares no effort in the pursuit of excellent quality, user-friendly design and exquisite fashion products. MSI’s core values “Innovation” and “Style” have made it the leading brand beyond customer expectations. For more product information, please go to http://www.msi.com.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:47:45 +1000
EA Announces The SIMS 4 Get To Work http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/443-ea-announces-the-sims-4-get-to-work http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/443-ea-announces-the-sims-4-get-to-work EA Announces The SIMS 4 Get To Work
EA ANNOUNCES THE SIMS 4 GET TO WORK Explore Three Dynamic Careers and Create Your Own Business in The Sims 4’s First Expansion Pack

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Today, EA and Maxis revealed that The SimsTM 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack is currently in development for PC and Mac. In the first expansion pack to release from The Sims 4, players will take active control over their Sims’ careers in three new options. They can also decide to embark their Sims on a new venture by opening and managing their own retail business.

In The Sims 4 Get to Work, players can choose to save lives and deliver babies as a Doctor, conjure up wacky creations and craft inventions as a Scientist or investigate crime scenes and crack the big cases as a Detective.

Players with an entrepreneurial spirit can set up shop to create, customize and manage their own Sim businesses. From bakeries to clothing boutiques, photography studios, art galleries and more, The Sims 4 Get to Work offers players the ability to be their own boss and carve out a unique path to becoming a Simoleonaire.

The Sims 4 Get to Work also introduces all new venues, skills and endless hours of fun new gameplay. For more information on all the key features included in this new expansion pack, take a look here

The Sims 4 Get to Work will be available April 2015 on PC and Mac for $49.99 AUD/$59.99 NZD. 

See The Sims 4 Get to Work trailer below

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) The Sims 4 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100
HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 4351MHz http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/440-hyperx-sets-ddr4-overclocking-world-record-at-4351mhz http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/440-hyperx-sets-ddr4-overclocking-world-record-at-4351mhz HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 4351MHz
Hsinchu, Taiwan – January 29, 2015– HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was overclocked at 4351MHz, the highest frequency among all DDR4 memory in the world. The mark was set by overclocker “Toppc” of MSI® using…


In addition to having the highest frequency, 10 out of the top 20 memory clock records use HyperX Predator DDR4 memory. Eight of those records were set at the recent HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) event during 2015 International CES®, where the world’s top overclockers gathered to compete for $15,000 (USD) in prize money. HyperX DDR4 memory currently also has the top scores in two other benchmarks recognised by HWBOT, MaxxMEM and MaxxMEM Read Bandwidth, respectively.

HyperX Predator DDR4 3333MHz 16GB Kit of 4 memory is the fastest Intel® XMP-certified memory kit. The Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) allows users to overclock memory beyond standard specifications. To gain XMP certification, memory modules must pass a rigorous test procedure that ensures stability and reliability.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3, DDR4 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, PAX, Davao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest.
For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX can be found on:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstonhyperx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity

About HyperX
HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.kingston.com/en/hyperx/.

Kingston, the Kingston logo and HyperX are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:25:17 +1100
Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/432-noctua-presents-three-new-92mm-premium-coolers http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/432-noctua-presents-three-new-92mm-premium-coolers Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers
Press ReleaseNoctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers Vienna, November 12th 2014 - Noctua today announced three new 92mm class CPU coolers. Whereas the NH-U9S and NH-D9L are retail models that suceed the popular NH-U9B SE2, the NH-D9DX i4 3U targets Intel Xeon LGA2011 based workstations and servers. All three…

"Providing a great balance between high efficiency and compact size, the NH-U9B SE2 is still one of our most popular models", says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "The NH-U9S and NH-D9L stay true to this proven formula but now offer even better performance, better compatibility and PWM support for automatic fan speed control."

Continuing the renowned legacy of Noctua's award-winning NH-U9 series, the NH-U9S is a premium quality quiet CPU cooler in classic 9cm size. Its asymmetrical design with 5 heatpipes not only provides even better cooling performance than the previous generation but also improves compatibility: Thanks to its 95x95mm footprint, the NH-U9S clears the RAM and PCIe slots on all Intel and most AMD based mainboards, including µATX and ITX.

The NH-D9L features 4 heatpipes and is 15mm lower than classic 9cm coolers such as the NH-U9 series (110mm vs. 125mm), which doesn't only guarantee full 3U compliance but also makes the NH-D9L ideal for compact HTPC and Small Form Factor cases that have airflow paths parallel to the mainboard. Like the NH-U9S, the NH-D9L has a 95x95mm footprint and thus provides 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility on all Intel and most AMD based mainboards.

The NH-D9DX i4 3U is the same heatsink as the NH-D9L but comes with LGA2011 mounting for both Square ILM and Narrow ILM Xeon platforms as well as support for LGA13x6.

"Our DX i4 series are renowned among builders of LGA2011 based Intel Xeon systems and one of the few available quiet cooling solutions for Narrow ILM platforms", explains Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With the new NH-D9DX i4 3U model, we can now offer a cooler for 3U cases that offers similar performance as the previous 4U model NH-U9DX i4."

All three new models come with the new NF-A9 PWM for further improved quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ mounting systems, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer's warranty, the NH-U9S, NH-D9L and NH-D9DX i4 3U are premium grade solutions through and through.

Prices and availability
All three models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The manufacturer suggested retail prices are as follows:
NH-U9S: EUR 54.90 / USD 59.90
NH-D9L: EUR 49.90 / USD 56.90
NH-D9DX i4 3U: EUR 56.90 / USD 59.90

noctua new 9cm coolers

 

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About Noctua
Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 3000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand satisfied customers around the globe.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:07:08 +1100
MSI launches 5 new mighty X99 motherboards loaded with impressive features http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/426-msi-launches-5-new-mighty-x99-motherboards-loaded-with-impressive-features http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/426-msi-launches-5-new-mighty-x99-motherboards-loaded-with-impressive-features MSI launches 5 new mighty X99 motherboards loaded with impressive features
MSI launches 5 new mighty X99 motherboards loaded with impressive features Prepared for anything MSI®, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the new MSI X99 motherboards line-up. Featuring 5 models, the X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER and…

With a long history of unique high performance motherboards under any condition, MSI X99 motherboards are based on Military Class 4 components and come packed with a freight train of features. All MSI X99 motherboards feature Turbo M.2 to maximize M.2 performance up to 32 Gb/s and SATA Express for the latest technology in data storage. MSI X99 also offers full support for Quad SLI and CrossFire configurations, whether you demand the highest performance when GAMING, Overclocking or rendering graphics.

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MSI X99 GAMING for the best gaming experience

Inheriting true GAMING DNA, years of building the best motherboards, closely working with world’s best gamers and collecting over 300 awards from worldwide media, MSI proudly presents the next generation of GAMING motherboards. MSI X99 GAMING motherboard comes equipped with the evolution of the best on-board audio solution called Audio Boost 2, Killer networking and support for Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s and SATA Express devices together with other key gaming features. Its masterpiece is Streaming Engine, featured on MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC, which is a dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for streaming gaming activities at 1080p 60Mbps without impacting FPS. Time for hi-end GAMING with MSI.

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A new round of breaking world records

The Overclocking Champion returns. After generations of proven world class overclocking performance, MSI is proud to add the X99S XPOWER AC motherboard to this glorious family. Top overclockers around the world relying on nothing but the best were involved in its birth. With each model built with Military Class 4 components and specifically tuned for an overclocking segment, MSI’s OC Certified models deliver stability and top overclocking performance with the latest Intel HEDT CPUs.

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Clever solutions are once again handed to devoted overclockers to help break world records. DirectUSB is available for easy USB flashing and saving scores. This series features a new OC Backplate, a smart solution for overclockers to mount their LN2 pot, and Delid Die Guard to make mounting a cooling solution easier, safer and to help squeeze every last MHz out of the a delidded CPU. The next generation OC Engine is offers a dedicated Clock Generator for more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps. Using these straps prevents system crashing while overclocking on the edge and opens doors to achieve the absolute maximum. The next generation chip offers even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under the most extreme conditions.

 

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Stable and highly efficient, packed with features

The new MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard presents an arsenal of new features and improvements as well as technical ingenuity. Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel® and Nvidia® SLI™ support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III 6 Gb/s connection. Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering performance up to 3 times more performance. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit all M.2 devices.

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SATA Express is supported up to 10 Gb/s. Gamers can enjoy blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games. GuardPro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

 

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About MSI

Since its founding in 1986, MSI has been motivated by customer satisfaction. With its leading R&D staff, an annual production capability has an all-time high of tens of millions in motherboards and graphics cards and has accumulated sales in over 120 countries. Also adding to the lineup are notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics that further demonstrate MSI’s strengths and endeavors in consumer and commercial markets. With the brand slogan of “Innovation with Style,” MSI spares no effort in the pursuit of excellent quality, user-friendly design and exquisite fashion products. MSI’s core values “Innovation” and “Style” have made it the leading brand beyond customer expectations.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:00:25 +1000
ASUS Enables Intel Processor Overclocking on H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series Motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/412-asus-enables-intel-processor-overclocking-on-h97-h87-b85-and-h81-series-motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/412-asus-enables-intel-processor-overclocking-on-h97-h87-b85-and-h81-series-motherboards ASUS Enables Intel Processor Overclocking on H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series Motherboards
ASUS Enables Intel Processor Overclocking on H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series Motherboards Latest H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series boards offer the powerful ability to overclock Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition processor and Core-i K Skew processors    

Sydney, Australia (17th June, 2014) — ASUS today announces the support of overclock functionality H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards with the latest Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition processor (G3258), 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell’) and new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell Refresh’) processors. The combination of the Pentium Anniversary Edition processor and non-Z chipsets represents the best choice for mainstream overclocking, delving both great value and superb performance.

The overclocking features of the Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition processor, 4th-generation and new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series processors have traditionally been limited to Intel Z chipsets. With ASUS H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards, performance enthusiasts are now able to exploit the overclocking power of those processors via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

When a compatible Pentium  Anniversary Edition processor, 4th-generation or new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series processor is inserted into an ASUS H97, H87, B85 or H81 Series motherboard, the CPU’s overclocking potential will be detected automatically and the related tuning items to adjust the CPU ratio will appear in the UEFI BIOS.

 

Notes:

  1. 1.Users should refer to the relevant ASUS motherboard support page for correct BIOS version.
  2. 2.The 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell’ and ‘Haswell Refresh’) processors include Core i7 4770K, Core i5 4670K, Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K. ASUS does not guarantee that later-announced Intel CPUs with overclocking features (‘Haswell Refresh K’ Series) will be overclockable on ASUS H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards.
  3. 3.The ‘CPU Core Ratio’ of the new Pentium processor, 4th-generation and new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell and Haswell Refresh’) processors will be overclockable after this update.
  4. 4.ASUS does not guarantee that Intel new Pentium processor and Core K Series (‘Haswell’ and ‘Haswell Refresh’) processors will remain overclockable on ASUS H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards in the event that Intel issues software and firmware updates that result in function changes.
  5. 5.Overclocking may affect a system's stability, or even cause damage to the components and devices. Overclocking is always conducted as the user’s own risk and expense. ASUS is not responsible for any damage caused as a result of overclocking.

 

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:18:19 +1000
ASUS Announces Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/413-asus-announces-strix-r9-280-and-strix-gtx-780 http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/413-asus-announces-strix-r9-280-and-strix-gtx-780 ASUS Announces Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780
ASUS Announces Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 New gaming graphics card series features 0dB fan technology and DirectCU II thermal design for performance up to 15% faster, 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference  

 

Taipei, Taiwan (21st May, 2014) — ASUS today announced Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780, two new graphics cards powered the RadeonTM R9 280 and GeForce® GTXTM 780 graphics-processing units (GPUs) and designed for players who like to game on the edge of instinct.

Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, Strix is the brand name for the stunning new ASUS gaming-gear series. Strix means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight and the ability to feel the environment, enabling the player to detect and react to even the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in gamers’ blood, just as it is in ours.

The Strix brand will this year expand to include a wide variety of gaming gear, including exceptionally-agile mice, super-cool gaming graphics cards, boundary-pushing keyboards and awesome gaming headsets. The first products are these graphics cards and the Strix Pro gaming headset.

The new Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II that delivers cooler, quieter and faster performance for high-end action gaming and 0dB-cooling technology for lighter-gameplay sessions in total silence. The cards also feature exclusive ASUS DIGI+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) for superb efficiency and stability, and GPU Tweak for overclocking and online streaming that’s as simple as it is flexible.

Strix R9 280 is fitted with 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 video memory and races along up to 980MHz, and Strix GTX 780 benefits from a boosted clock speed of 941MHz supported by 6GB of GDDR5 memory.

 

Play in total silence and enjoy performance up to 15% faster than reference

Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 introduce an all-new and exclusive fan design that allows gamers to enjoy some of the latest games titles in absolute silent from their graphics card. When playing at high-definition (HD) resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, and in environmental temperatures of up to 65°C, the new Strix graphics automatically stop their fans — allowing gamers to play in absolute (0dB) silence.

Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 are also equipped with exclusive DirectCU II thermal technology. This innovative design puts highly-conductive 10mm copper cooling pipes in direct contact with a card’s GPU, so heat is dissipated quickly and with extreme efficiency. The new cards also benefit from a heat-sink that delivers a heat-dissipation area that’s 220% larger than reference, allowing Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 to perform 20% cooler and run three-times (3X) quieter than reference for ultra-stable hardcore gaming with very low noise.

The 6GB Strix GTX 780 card powers some of the latest games much faster than reference. Deep Silver’s Metro: Last Night runs 7.9% quicker than reference, while Battlefield 4™ flies ahead at 15% faster.

 

Ultra-smooth power supply for ultra-stable performance

Strix R9 280 and Strix GTX 780 both include DIGI+ VRM technology, an ASUS-exclusive 10-phase power design that reduces power noise by 30% and enhances energy efficiency by 15%, compared to reference designs.

DIGI+ VRM also widens voltage-modulation tolerance and improves overall stability and longevity by two-and-a-half times (2.5X) above reference. DIGI+ VRM is built with extremely hard-wearing polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAPs) — so these are graphics cards that are designed to last.

 

Exclusive graphics tuning and live streaming with GPU Tweak

The new Strix cards come with GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS that enables users to squeeze the very best performance from the new graphics cards. These include the ability to control finely GPU speeds, voltages and video-memory clock speeds in real time — so overclocking is both easy and can be carried out with high confidence.

GPU Tweak also includes a streaming tool that lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time, meaning others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5

STRIX-R9280-OC-3GD5

  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 780
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • 6GB GDDR5 memory
  • 889MHz base clock speed
  • 941MHz boosted speed
  • 6008MHz memory clock
  • 384-bit memory interface
  • 1 x DVI-D output
  • 1 x DVI-I output
  • 1 x DisplayPort output
  • 1 x HDMI output

 

  • AMD® Radeon™ R9 280
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • 3GBGDDR5 memory
  • 980MHz engine clock speed
  • 5200MHz memory clock
  • 384-bit memory interface
  • 1 x DVI-D output
  • 1 x DVI-I output
  • 1 x DisplayPort output
  • 1 x HDMI output

 

 

[1]   Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 +1000
ASUS Announces Strix Brand and Strix Pro Gaming Headset http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/414-asus-announces-strix-brand-and-strix-pro-gaming-headset http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/414-asus-announces-strix-brand-and-strix-pro-gaming-headset ASUS Announces Strix Brand and Strix Pro Gaming Headset
ASUS Announces Strix Brand and Strix Pro Gaming Headset Gaming headset boasts 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers, 90% environmental-noise cancellation, and PC, Mac, PS4 and smart-device compatibility  

 

Taipei, Taiwan (21st May, 2014) — ASUS today announced its new Strix brand and Strix Pro, a multi-platform gaming headset engineered with powerful 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers, full-size hexagonal ear cushions (130mm across at the widest point) and technology that filters our over 90% of environmental noise. Strix Pro is compatible with PCs, Macs, PlayStation® 4 consoles and many smart phones and tablets.

Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, Strix is the brand name for the stunning new ASUS gaming-gear series. Strix means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight and the ability to feel the environment, enabling the player to detect and react to even the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in gamers’ blood, just as it is in ours.

The Strix brand will this year expand to include a wide variety of gaming gear, including exceptionally-agile mice, boundary-pushing keyboards, super-cool graphics cards and awesome gaming headsets. The first products to appear are graphics cards and Strix Pro — a high-style gaming headset inspired by the owl’s unique combination of supreme hunting agility, great speed and highly-attuned hearing.

 

Game immersed — thunderous 60mm drivers

The Strix Pro gaming headset is engineered with powerful 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers that deliver unrivalled punch and audio immersion that is utterly convincing. Gamers are treated to an audio experience that allows them to hear every gunshot and know enemies are nearby from their footsteps alone.

Strix Pro also offers a superb listening experience for any kind of audio, adapting to faithfully reproduce roomy stadium rock and crisp, clear spoken-word audio. The thunderous bass produced by Strix Pro’s large drivers brings movie soundtracks to life.

 

Game with enhanced clarity — greater than 90% environmental-noise cancellation

Strix Pro is supplied with a USB-powered control box that includes a built-in microphone (mic) to enable highly-effective environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) technology.

Strix Pro’s ENC technology actively detects and effectively counters more than 90% of environmental noise.[1] In this mode, gamers are assured that teammates won’t be distracted in chat by noises occurring nearby, such as the tapping of mechanical keyboards.

 

Game across devices — compatibility with PCs, Macs, PlayStation 4 and smart devices

Strix Pro is an exceptionally versatile gaming headset that works with most popular devices and it is engineered for convenience and flexibility. The USB control box is accompanied by a 1.5m extension lead with separate headphone and mic plugs, for great compatibility with PC and Mac. The unique five-pole connector eliminates crosstalk for audio, giving communication quality that surpasses many other headsets.

Strix Pro is also perfect for smart phones, tablets and PlayStation 4, with a combined audio/mic supplied for instant compatibility. ASUS research shows that a 1.2m cable is the perfect length for mobile or PlayStation 4 controller use, so Strix Pro is equipped with precisely this span. The connecting cable is manufactured with a braided-fiber sheath for added style, comfort and superb durability.

 

Game everywhere — travel-friendly foldable design, low weight and great comfort

Strix Pro’s full-size hexagonal ear cushions provide a snug fit, great comfort and easy customization — the cushions are user-replaceable. The headset also benefits from a clever foldable design that allows the ear cups to lay flat, making it ideal for packing and bringing to a LAN party or tournament, while the detachable microphone boom is perfect for easy removal, travel and storage. Weighing just 320g, Strix Pro is also highly portable and supremely comfortable to wear.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[2]

Strix Pro

 

 

Connectivity

Unique 5-pole 3.5mm connector from headset

4-pole 3.5mm combined audio connector for mobile devices

3-pole 3.5mm connectors + USB for audio box (PC/Mac)

Speaker driver dimension

60mm diameter

Driver material

Neodymium magnet

Impedance

32ohms

Frequency response

20Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity

98dB SPL

Weight

320 g (without cable)

Cable

2.7m (1.2m + 1.5m); braided-fiber protection

Microphone:

 

Type

Detachable

Pick-up pattern

Unidirectional

Frequency Response

50Hz-16kHz

Sensitivity

-40 ± 3dB

Audio box:

 

ENC performance

Greater than 90% environmental-noise cancellation

Power

USB

 

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.



[1] Strix Pro must be connected via USB to activate the environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) feature. ENC performance was tested and verified by ASUS in our own laboratories. Actual performance may vary depending on distance from noise source, room size, placement and other factors.

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 +1000
ASUS Announces Support for New 4th-Generation Intel Core Processors in all 8 Series Motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/401-asus-announces-support-for-new-4th-generation-intel-core-processors-in-all-8-series-motherboards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/401-asus-announces-support-for-new-4th-generation-intel-core-processors-in-all-8-series-motherboards ASUS Announces Support for New 4th-Generation Intel Core Processors in all 8 Series Motherboards
ASUS Announces Support for New 4th-Generation Intel Core Processors in all 8 Series Motherboards BIOS updates available for all models enable compatibility with latest Intel CPUs

Taipei, Taiwan (21st February, 2014)ASUS today announced that all 8 Series motherboards offer support for new 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, assuring a quick, safe, and smooth upgrade — immediately. A simple BIOS update is all that’s required to enable users to enjoy the great performance of the latest CPUs.

Just one click for instant compatibility with new 4th-generation Intel Core Processors

All ASUS 8 series Intel motherboards support new 4th-generation Intel Core Processors, and the necessary BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use application, which can be downloaded from the ASUS website. Users keen to take advantage of the power of the latest CPUs can visit the ASUS website, at www.asus.com, and download the relevant BIOS version — today!

With the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature[1], users are able to apply BIOS updates with incredible ease. This innovative tool lets users update an 8 Series motherboard’s BIOS with just a USB flash drive containing the appropriate BIOS file. The motherboard does even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place: users can simply connect the power supply, plug in their USB drive, press the BIOS Flashback or Reset button and then sit back and wait – there’s nothing else to do!

The following ASUS 8 Series motherboards can be updated for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:

Chipset

Model Name

BIOS Version

Z87

Z87-DELUXE/QUAD

1707

Z87-DELUXE/DUAL

1707

Z87-DELUXE

1707

Z87-EXPERT

1707

Z87-PRO

1707

Z87-PLUS

1707

Z87-A

1707

Z87-C

1707

Z87-K

1103

SABERTOOTH Z87

1707

GRYPHON Z87

1707

Z87M-PLUS

1003

Z87I-DELUXE

1007

Z87I-PRO

0903

MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

1203

MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

1203

MAXIMUS VI GENE

1203

MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

1203

MAXIMUS VI HERO

1203

H87

H87-PRO

1005

H87-PLUS

0805

H87M-PRO

1305

H87M-PLUS

0804

H87M-E

0904

H87I-PLUS

1005

B85

B85-PLUS

1105

B85-PRO

0803

B85-A

0503

VANGUARD B85

1707

B85M-E

0805

B85M-G

0904

B85M-K

0603

H81

H81-PLUS

0906

H81-A

0701

H81M-PLUS

0804

H81M2

0604

H81M-A

0909

H81M-D PLUS

0505

H81M-D

0505

H81M-E

0808

H81I-PLUS

0803

H81T

0503

H81M-C

0705

H81M-K

0703

[1] Users should check their ASUS 8 Series motherboard model for feature availability. Visit www.asus.com for more information.

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces GTX Titan Black http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/402-press-releases-asus-gtx-titan-black http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/402-press-releases-asus-gtx-titan-black ASUS Announces GTX Titan Black
ASUS Announces GTX Titan Black New powerhouse graphics card features GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU running at 980MHz and offers safe real-time overclocking with GPU Tweak and GPU Boost 2.0  

Taipei, Taiwan (18th February, 2014) — ASUS today announced GTX Titan Black, a graphics card powered by the brand-new GeForce® GTX Titan Black graphics-processing unit (GPU) clocked at 980MHz and bundled with exclusive GPU Tweak technology for advanced overclocking that’s also accessible, simple and incredibly safe.

Fitted with 6GB of super-fast GDDR5 video memory and further benefiting from NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0 and G-SYNC™ technologies, GTX Titan Black is a powerhouse graphics card with a stylish black heatsink design for enthusiasts who demand supercharged visuals for the very best gaming experiences.

Exclusive tuning technology to push GTX Titan Black even further

GTX Titan Black is a powerhouse card that puts supercomputer-grade graphics power in the hands of enthusiasts — and with GPU Tweak enthusiasts can push the GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU even further.

GPU Tweak is an exclusive ASUS tool that gives users real-time fine control over GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds, all via an intuitive interface.

Additionally, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time, so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

The new card also includes NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0, which lets users crank up the GTX Titan Black GPU’s clock speed while allowing full control over the power and temperature — delivering faster visuals for a better gaming experience.

Super-smooth cinema-quality visuals that eliminate tearing

GTX Titan Black includes full support for the latest DirectX® 11.2 standard. This enables allows on-GPU tessellation that delivers more and incredibly detailed geometry to be packed into every game scene — characters come to life with detail levels that rival blockbuster movies.

The card also has new NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology built in, ready for the next generation of gaming. Connect GTX Titan Black to a G-SYNC-compatible display and it will synchronize its refresh rate to the GPU’s render rate to provide stunning smoothness and ultra-fast response. The upshot for gamers is that tearing, graphics stutter and latency become a thing of the past — gaming has never felt this fluid.

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SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

GTXTITANBLACK-6GD5

 

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ Titan Black
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • 6144MB (6GB) GDDR5 memory
  • 980MHz boost clock
  • 889MHz base clock
  • 7000MHz (1750MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x DVD-I
  • 1 x HDMI output
  • 1 x DisplayPort

 

 

 1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

 ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Graphics Cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/403-asus-announces-gtx-750-ti-and-gtx-750-graphics-cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/403-asus-announces-gtx-750-ti-and-gtx-750-graphics-cards ASUS Announces GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Graphics Cards
ASUS Announces GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Graphics Cards High-value 3D-gaming cards combine superior components with innovative design for enhanced stability and performance that’s up to 52MHz faster than reference

Taiwan, Taipei (18th February, 2014) — ASUS today announced GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, two new high-value 3D-gaming graphics cards equipped respectively with the powerful GeForce® GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics-processing units (GPUs) and overclocked for performance that’s up to 52MHz faster than reference.

The new GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 cards benefit from many exclusive ASUS technologies and tools including dust-proof fans for improved card lifespan and Super Alloy Power components for superior stability. They also include GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use tuning software that helps users to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their graphics card and stream on-screen action over the internet in real time — great for boasting rights.

GTX 750 has a 1059MHz overclocked base clock that runs as fast as 1137MHz when boosted, while the GTX 750 Ti flies along with a 1072MHz overclocked base clock that ratchets all the way up to 1150 MHz when boosted — so the latest 3D games can be enjoyed at very high detail levels of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels with no slowdown.

Advanced dust-proofing and Super Alloy Power components for extended lifespan

Both GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 benefit from a unique fan design and layout that dissipates heat efficiently while offering highly-effective resistance to the intake of dust and other particulates. GTX 750 has one of these dust-proof fans, while GTX 750 Ti is cooled by two — extending both cards’ lifespan by up to 25% compared to reference designs. GTX 750 Ti’s dual dust-proof fans improve airflow by up to two times (2X) compared to the reference design, for even better cooling.

The new cards also feature exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power components. Super Alloy Power’s concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs withstand much greater stress and heat thanks to the application of specially-formulated materials, while minimized power loss, enhanced durability and cooler operation ensure that GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750’s components last much longer than references — up to two-and-a-half (2.5X) times longer, in fact.

Exclusive overclocking advantage with GPU Tweak

GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are supplied with GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS tool that helps users to push the cards’ GPUs to their limits — easily and safely. The utility includes the ability to control finely GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds in real time, all via an intuitive interface.

As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time, so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

Graphics with incredible detail and realism

GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 offer support for the latest DirectX® 11.2 standard (up to API feature level 11_0), which allows on-GPU tessellation that delivers more and incredibly detailed geometry to be packed into every game scene — characters come to life with detail levels that rival blockbuster movies.

The cards also include NVIDIA PhysX® technology that enables games to provide much more accurate simulations of real-world physical interactions, including brilliant dynamic effects such as blazing explosions, rippling water and debris that reacts just as it would in the real world.

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SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

GTX750TI-OC-2GD5

GTX750-PHOC-1GD5

  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 750 Ti
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • DirectX 11.2 (up to API feature level 11_0)
  • OpenGL® 4.4
  • 2048MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1072MHz base clock speed (overclocked)
  • 1150MHz boosted speed (overclocked)
  • 640 CUDA cores (stream processors)
  • 5400MHz GDDR5 memory clock
  • 2 x DVI-D dual-link output
  • 1 x D-Sub output
  • 1 x HDMI output

 

  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 750
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • DirectX 11.2 (up to API feature level 11_0)
  • OpenGL® 4.4
  • 1024MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1059MHz base clock speed (overclocked)
  • 1137MHz boosted speed (overclocked)
  • 512 CUDA cores (stream processors)
  • 5010MHz GDDR5 memory clock
  • 1 x DVI-D output
  • 1 x D-Sub output
  • 1 x HDMI output

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces ROG Swift PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/404-asus-announces-rog-swift-pg278q-premium-gaming-monitor http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/404-asus-announces-rog-swift-pg278q-premium-gaming-monitor ASUS Announces ROG Swift PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor
  ASUS Announces ROG Swift PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor Republic of Gamers (ROG) releases the ultimate 27-inch WQHD gaming monitor with exclusive gaming features, design touches, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology

Las Vegas, USA (6th January, 2014) — ASUS today announced the ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor. The Swift PG278Q features a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and a full range of ergonomic adjustments. It also features ASUS GamePlus and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technologies that are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience. 

Experience Immersive Gaming and Outstanding Visuals

Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for a competitive advantage in all your games, thanks to smoother gameplay and on-screen responsiveness.  The ROG Swift PG278Q also features GamePlus, an exclusive ASUS feature.

GamePlus is an OSD overlay that enables crosshair and timer functions to be displayed on the monitor. Gamers can select from four different crosshair types to suit the gaming environment, while the timer function allows players to track elapsed time in real-time strategy games. These tools allow gamers to practice and improve their gaming skills.

The ROG Swift PG278Q provides an array of options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, dual USB 3.0 ports, VESA wall mount capability and a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for an ideal viewing position while playing the latest game titles.

The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6mm bezel ensures the ROG Swift PG278Q is an ideal choice for seamless multi-display gaming setups. Another nod to gamers and improving the user experience is a 5-way joystick that allows the user to easily navigate the OSD and make quick monitor adjustments.

The World’s First and Fastest WQHD Monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC™

The ROG Swift PG278Q is also the world’s first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology. NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG Swift PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC™ technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

SPECIFICATIONS

ROG Swift PG278Q

•       Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9) 

•       Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups

•       Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm

•       Brightness: 350cd/m²

•       Display Colors: 16.7M

•       Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz

•       Response Time: 1ms (GTG)

•       Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports

•       Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120mm)

•       VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)

•       Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation

1Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. 

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion. 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1100
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery Transforms Mobile Gaming http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/390-logitech-powershell-controller-%20-battery-transforms-mobile-gaming http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/390-logitech-powershell-controller-%20-battery-transforms-mobile-gaming Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery Transforms Mobile Gaming
Media Release 20 November 2013  Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery Transforms Mobile Gaming New Controller Turns Compatible Devices into Mobile Gaming Consoles; Roughly Doubles Battery Life   

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced the Logitech® PowerShell™ Controller + Battery – providing console-style game controls and increasing game play-time on your iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, or iPod touch (5th generation) running iOS 7.
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To use this first-of-its-kind mobile gaming console, you simply insert your compatible iPhone or iPod touch into the controller as you would with a standard case. The analog off-screen controls of the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery deliver a gaming experience that’s familiar to console players everywhere, with a D-pad, shoulder triggers and face buttons that allow you to control game play.

As a result, you can use the entire screen for viewing the game, giving you a more immersive mobile gaming experience. And thanks to the controller’s comfortable shape, you can play for longer periods. The portable controller maintains a profile that fits easily in your pocket or small bag – putting intensive, complex games within your reach wherever you are.

“We designed this controller to deliver a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform – our research shows that 87% of iPhone and iPod touch users play games on their device – it’s time to revolutionize the experience.”

With your iPhone or iPod touch in the controller, you’ll maintain full access to power on/off, volume, camera, speakers, headphone jack and charging. And your controller’s 1500 mAh battery increases the battery capacity of your iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch. Plus, you can recharge both batteries without removing the phone from the controller.

The controller is compatible with the iOS 7 game controller framework for which a long and rapidly growing list of popular games are supported, including Bastion, Fast & Furious 6: The Game, MetalStorm Aces, Galaxy On Fire 2™ HD and Nitro™ among others available from the App Store.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery is available from mid-December for $129.95 from the Apple Online Store and at Apple Retail Stores. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:27:29 +1100
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Mars 760 Graphics Card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/388-asus-republic-of-gamers-announces-mars-760-graphics-card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/388-asus-republic-of-gamers-announces-mars-760-graphics-card ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Mars 760 Graphics Card
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Mars 760 Graphics Card ROG’s groundbreaking dual-GPU card is 20% cooler, vastly quieter and has two GeForce GTX 760s to deliver gaming performance up to 39% faster than GTX Titan

Taipei, Taiwan (19th November, 2013) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Mars 760, a graphics card that features two GeForce® GTX 760 graphics-processing units (GPUs) for the ultimate gaming performance.

Mars 760 outpaces even GeForce GTX Titan — with game performance that’s up to 39% faster overall. Compared with GeForce GTX Titan, Mars 760 runs Bioshock Infinite 6% faster, Crysis 3 an impressive 14% quicker and increases Tomb Raider’s performance by a remarkable 39%.

Mars 760 is a two-slot card that’s packed with many exclusive ASUS technologies including DirectCU II for 20%-cooler and vastly quieter operation, DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use utility that lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs to extremes — easily and safely. An attention-grabbing LED even illuminates as Mars 760 works.

Combined with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory Mars 760 pumps visuals with incredibly high frame rates and no stutter, ensuring extremely smooth gameplay —  even at very high resolutions, such as 2560x1600.
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Cool, quiet, stable, durable — and truly gorgeous

Exclusive DirectCU II technology puts 8 highly-conductive copper cooling pipes in direct contact with both GPUs. These pipes provide extremely efficient cooling — Mars 760 runs 20% cooler and vastly quieter than reference GeForce GTX 690 cards. Dual 90mm dust-proof fans provide six times (6X) greater airflow than reference design.

Mars 760 is equipped with ROG’s acclaimed DIGI+ voltage-regulation module (VRM), featuring a 12-phase power design that reduces power noise by 30% and enhances efficiency by 15%. It also widens voltage-modulation tolerance and improves overall stability and longevity — by two-and-a-half times (2.5X) above reference. Japanese-made black metallic capacitors offer 20%-better temperature endurance for a lifespan that’s up to five times (5X) longer. The new card is also built with extremely heard-wearing polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAPs) and has an aluminum backplate, further lowering power noise, increasing durability, enhancing overclocking possibilities and improving stability.

Mars 760 even looks great, with a gorgeous LED light that glows a glorious red and pulsates majestically when Mars 760 is active — a stunning reminder of awesome power at work.

Easy tuning for awesome game performance

Mars 760 lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs even further, with GPU Tweak — an exclusive tuning tool that allows quick, simple and safe control over video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds.

The ROG edition of GPU Tweak included with Mars 760 also enables detailed GPU load-line calibration and VRM-frequency tuning, allowing for the most extensive control and tweaking parameters for maximum overclocking potential — all adjusted via an attractive and easy-to-use graphical interface.

As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time — so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images. 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Mars 760 will be available from worldwide from the end of November 2013.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

MARS760-4GD5

 

  • NVIDIA   GeForce® GTX™ 760 SLI
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • 4096MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1006MHz (1072MHz boosted) core speed
  • 6004MHz (1501MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • 512-bit memory interface
  • 4096 x 2160 maximum DVI resolution
  • 2 x dual-link DVI-I output
  • 1 x dual-link DVI-D output
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort output
  • HDMI   output (via dongle)

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

 

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces R9 270 DirectCU II Graphics Card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/387-asus-announces-r9-270-directcu-ii-graphics-card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/387-asus-announces-r9-270-directcu-ii-graphics-card ASUS Announces R9 270 DirectCU II Graphics Card
ASUS Announces R9 270 DirectCU II Graphics Card  Exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology delivers 20%-cooler and 3X-quieter operation and Super Alloy Power components provide 2.5X-longer lifespan  Taipei, Taiwan (13th November, 2013) — ASUS today announced R9 270 DirectCU II, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9…
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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/384-asus-announces-gtx-780-ti-graphics-card http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/384-asus-announces-gtx-780-ti-graphics-card ASUS Announces GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card
ASUS Announces GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Exclusive GPU Tweak utility, 25% more CUDA cores, PhysX and TXAA technologies push GTX 780 Ti GPU further for faster, smoother and sharper graphics

Taipei, Taiwan (7th November, 2013) — ASUS today announced GTX 780 Ti, a graphics card powered by the brand-new GeForce® GTX 780 Ti graphics-processing unit (GPU) and boosted by exclusive GPU Tweak technology.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU is powered by 25% more CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) cores and benefits from a boosted clock speed of 928MHz — both significant increases on its predecessor that enable ASUS GTX 780 Ti to deliver superb gaming performance.
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Exclusive technology for exclusive performance from GTX 780 Ti

 GTX 780 Ti includes the GPU Tweak utility that’s exclusive to ASUS graphics cards. This easy-to-use tool hands users a variety of unique controls that enable them to squeeze the very best performance from GTX 780 Ti. These include the ability to control finely GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds in real time — so overclocking is both easy and can be carried out with high confidence.

 As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time — so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

 Latest innovations for faster, smoother and sharper graphics 

ASUS GTX 780 Ti includes the latest innovations to deliver faster, smoother and sharper graphics for the best gaming experience. 

NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0 cranks up the GTX 780 Ti’s clock speed while allowing full control over the power and temperature — delivering faster visuals for a better gaming experience. 

GTX 780 Ti also benefits from NVIDIA PhysX® and for more accurate simulation of real-world physical interactions and NVIDIA TXAA™ temporal anti-aliasing technology, a Hollywood-style special effect that results in smoother and sharper graphics. The new card also comes with GeForce ShadowPlay, a recording utility that lets users capture their proudest gaming achievements — all the way up to Ultra High Definition (UHD/4K) resolutions. 

Loaded with memory, ramped up for the best detail and primed for breadth 

ASUS GTX 780 Ti is loaded with 3GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory allows gamers to maximize their enjoyment, while support for the latest DirectX 11.2 standard enables on-GPU tessellation allowing more and incredibly detailed geometry to be packed into game scenes — characters come to life with detail levels that rival blockbuster movies.

With NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology built in, ASUS GTX 780 Ti supports multiple displays, so gamers can generate a breathtaking view of the game world across three screens — all while using a fourth display for other tasks, such as chat or web browsing. 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING 

ASUS GTX 780 Ti will be available worldwide from 7 November 2013. 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

GTX780TI-3GD5

 

  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 780 Ti
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.4
  • 3072MB GDDR5 memory
  • 928MHz core speed (boosted)
  • 2880 CUDA cores (stream processors)
  • 7000MHz (1750MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

 

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/383-asus-republicrof-gamers-launches-rampage-iv-black-edition-motherboard http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/383-asus-republicrof-gamers-launches-rampage-iv-black-edition-motherboard ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard
ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard X79-based board supports Intel LGA 2011 Core i7 (Ivy Bridge-E) processors, eight DRAM and quad-GPUs to maximize gaming and overclocking possibilities  

Taipei, Taiwan (31st October, 2013) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Rampage IV Black Edition, an E-ATX gaming motherboard designed to unleash the full power of Intel® LGA 2011 Core™ i7 (Ivy Bridge-E) processors.

Based on the Intel X79 Express chipset, Rampage IV Black Edition boasts loads of the best ROG technologies and the latest innovations to improve gaming and maximize overclocking possibilities — all served up in an attention-grabbing black design that’s complemented by gorgeous silver and red highlights.

Rampage IV Black Edition has eight DIMM sockets for up to 64GB of DRAM (DDR3 2800MHz+, overclocked), supports up to 4-way graphics card (multi-GPU) setups, includes Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery and benefits from SupremeFX Black, for audio that’s as great as a high-end dedicated sound card. Bundled with a free copy of Assassin's Creed® IV: Black Flag™, it is a truly formidable package.

To watch Rampage IV Black Edition in action, view the product video at http://bit.ly/Rampage4BE.

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ROG assembled the best to break the limits

Rampage IV Black Edition has been modeled to delight overclockers. The motherboard is bundled with OC Panel, a real-time system-monitoring and tuning console that’s great for gamers and a huge advantage for overclockers. It can be mounted internally for everyday monitoring of temperatures, base clock and fan speeds with one-click CPU Level Up for an instant speed boost, or used externally for hardcore tweaking to monitor and control multiple parameters via on-machine buttons in real-time. Extreme overclocking has never been easier.

Rampage IV Black Edition has plenty of room for multi-GPU setups, with support for both 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ — so gamers can also unleash the full power of the latest graphics technologies.

To break the limits, ROG engineers combined thoughtful design with superior quality components. Rampage IV Black Edition’s Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) provides highly precise and stable power delivery by employing NexFET MOSFETs, 60A (amp) chokes and high-endurance Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors. As well, the motherboard’s awesome black-themed heat-sink is exclusively cleverly integrated with the MOSFET area and extends to the input/output (I/O) cover for even better cooling and stability.

With such masterful design, it is no surprise that Rampage IV Black Edition has already broken many world records. It currently holds world-beating scores in 3DMark11 Entry (E39244), 3DMark11 Performance (P41531), 3DMark11 Extreme (X22531), 3DMark Fire Strike (34246) and 3DMark Vantage (P96500). As well as setting new top scores in these exacting benchmark tests, Rampage IV Black Edition has also claimed numerous other world records on X79 platform, overclocking an i7-4820k processor to 6943MHz and G.Skill quad-channel DDR3 kit to 4072MHz. It has also generated the highest base clock (BCLK) yet for the X79 platform — an astonishing 197.16MHz — and pushed the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility all the way up to 1924 marks.

Built for the most demanding games and gamers

Rampage IV Black Edition is packed with features that will delight the hardest of hardcore gamers. Built-in SupremeFX Black technology provides sound quality that’s on a par with high-end dedicated sound cards. Premium components such as ELNA® audio capacitors and German-made WIMA® film capacitors deliver impeccable performance, while high-fidelity op-amps (operational amplifiers) and a Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC (digital/analog converter) deliver lossless audio and a brilliant 120dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio). A Hi-Fi-quality Texas Instruments® TPA6120A2 600ohm headphone amplifier boosts every sound detail for personal listening, too. Exclusive EMI (electromagnetic interference) isolation technology and a newly-upgraded NEC/TOKIN UC2 audio relay protects electrical circuits from overload and reduces ‘pops’ enabling Rampage IV Black Edition to deliver warm, clear and natural audio.

ROG’s Sonic Radar on-screen overlay provides fans of first-person shooter (FPS) games with an ear to the ground, as it displays the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs — giving ROG gamers a foot-up when trying to pinpoint the enemy.

Ultra-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ROG’s GameFirst II utility optimizes network traffic to keep latency to minimum and reduce all-important ‘ping’ times, while the ROG RAMDisk utility allows up to 80% of a computer’s available RAM to be dedicated as a high-speed virtual drive — lending a strong performance boost to the many modern games that regularly read or write data during play.

Stunning style to the core

Rampage IV Black Edition is undoubtedly stunning to behold — and the sensational black styling runs deeper than surface beauty. The new motherboard includes a UEFI BIOS that displays a friendly graphical interface styled with the gorgeous new black theme.

As well as looking fantastic, Rampage IV Black Edition’s new UEFI BIOS is brilliantly easy to use with tons of powerful tuning options and
the ability to set up overclocking profiles. Built in to the UEFI BIOS is Secure Erase, a feature that lets users quickly restore SSDs to a factory-fresh condition for the best possible performance.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Rampage IV Black Edition will be available from the mid November in Australia.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
   

Socket

   
   

LGA 2011

   
   

Chipset

   
   

Intel X79 Express

   
   

Memory

   
   

8 x DIMM, up to 64GB, DDR3 2800MHz+ (OC),quad-channel

Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

   
   

Power delivery

   
   

Extreme Engine Digi+ III (8+3+2+2 phase) with    
NexFET MOSFETs, 60A chokes & 10K black metallic solid-state capacitors

   
   

Expansion slots

   
   

4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (single at x16, dual    
at x16/x16, triple at x16/x8/x16, quad at x16/x8/x8/x8)

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

   
   

Multi-GPU support

   
   

4-Way/3-Way/Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI and
AMD CrossFireX

   
   

Storage

   
   

4 x SATA 3.0 Gbit/s

2 x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s for Intel Rapid Storage    
Technology (RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10)   

4 x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s for data drives only

   
   

USB

   
   

8 x USB 3.0, 10 x USB 2.0

   
   

Wireless

   

Wi-Fi GO! 802.11ac (dual-band 2.4/5.0 GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0   

   

Networking

   
   

1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet, ROG GameFirst II

   
   

Audio

   

SupremeFX Black with 8-channel audio

Sonic Radar

   

OC Panel

   
   

Included

   
   

Form factor

   
   

E-ATX (30.5cm x 27.2cm)

   
   

Game bundle

   
   

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

   

 

 

 

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at http://rog.asus.com/

 

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Matrix R9 280X Graphics Cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/378-asus-republic-of-gamers-announces-matrix-r9-280x-graphics-cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/378-asus-republic-of-gamers-announces-matrix-r9-280x-graphics-cards ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Matrix R9 280X Graphics Cards
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Matrix R9 280X Graphics Cards Exclusive VGA Hotwire feature and 20%-better cooling enable latest AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU to be overclocked and overvolted safely and simply

Taipei, Taiwan (08 October, 2013) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the launch of Matrix R9 280X Platinum edition and Matrix R9 280X standard edition, two new graphics cards powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 280X graphics-processing unit (GPU).

As dedicated gamers have come to expect from ROG, the new Matrix R9 280X graphics cards are tricked out with exclusive technologies and tools including an efficient copper-based thermal design for faster performance at lower temperatures, VGA Hotwire connections for voltage control, DIGI+ voltage-regulator modules (VRMs) for smooth and stable power and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use tuning software that allows users to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their graphics card.

Cool, quiet and faster than the fastest

The Matrix R9 280X graphics cards benefit from a copper-based thermal design that conducts heat away from the GPU with extreme efficiency. Compared with reference Radeon R9 280X designs, ROG Matrix R9 280X cards allow the latest AMD Radeon GPU to run up to 20% cooler and three times (3X) quieter. Coupled with dual 100mm cooling fans, gamers can enjoy ultra-stable, ultra-cool play with very low noise. R9 280X’s GPU is clocked at 1000MHz, while R9 280X Platinum’s core is cranked up to a blistering 1100MHz — 100MHz higher than reference.

Overclock even more with easy overvolting

Matrix R9 280X graphics cards have exclusive ROG VGA Hotwire technology built in for even more overclocking headroom. By wiring the Matrix R9 280X’s VGA Hotwire terminals to header connections on the motherboard, users are able to overvolt right away.

In conjunction with the TweakIt utility and the plus and minus buttons fitted to some ASUS ROG motherboards, VGA Hotwire puts overvolting adjustments at users’ fingertips – so they can gradually and safely increase power for higher speeds and smoother gaming. With Matrix R9 280X cards, TweakIt offers a wider voltage-modulation range than ever before and it’s also possible to immediately activate the dual 100mm fans — enabling maximum airflow and instant cooling at the touch of a button.

Matrix R9 280X cards also include an overclocking ‘safe mode’ that can be used to quickly restore default settings – so enthusiasts can restore stability easily at any time. As well, an illuminated Matrix logo allows users to gauge a card’s loading at a glance because, cleverly, the lamp changes color to indicate the current load level.

Unmatched stability with DIGI+ Super Alloy Power

Matrix R9 280X graphics cards benefit from exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology. Super Alloy Power’s solid-state capacitors, concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs all withstand much greater stress and heat due to the application of specially-formulated materials — increasing reliability and overall card lifespan. DIGI+ VRM delivers 20-phase power and digital voltage regulation ensuring ample room for experimental performance tuning – to levels unmatched by other graphics cards.

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology also reduces power noise such as buzzing and increases the graphic card’s longevity: compared to reference cards, power noise is reduced by as much as 30% and the card’s expected lifespan by up to two-and-a-half times (2.5X).

Easy overclocking with load-line calibration and VRM-frequency tuning

The included ASUS ROG GPU Tweak utility gives Matrix R9 280X users intuitive control over GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds — so they can overclock easily and with high confidence. The exclusive ROG edition of GPU Tweak adds detailed GPU load-line calibration and VRM-frequency tuning, allowing incredibly fine control over multiple parameters for maximum overclocking and the potential to break world records.

As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time — so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Matrix R9 280X Platinum and Matrix R9 280X will be available worldwide from 11 October.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

MATRIX-R9280X-P-3GD5

MATRIX-R9280X-3GD5

  • AMD   Radeon R9 280X
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.3
  • 3076MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1100MHz core speed
  • 2048 stream processors
  • 6400MHz (1600MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output
  • Crossfire   and DVI-to-D-sub cables included
 
  • AMD   Radeon R9 280X
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.3
  • 3076MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1000MHz core speed
  • 2048 stream processors
  • 6400MHz (1600MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output
  • Crossfire   and DVI-to-D-sub cables included

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

 

 

 

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Announces R9 200 and R7 200 Series DirectCU II Graphics Cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/379-asus-announces-r9-200-and-r7-200-series-directcu-ii-graphics-cards http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/379-asus-announces-r9-200-and-r7-200-series-directcu-ii-graphics-cards ASUS Announces R9 200 and R7 200 Series DirectCU II Graphics Cards
ASUS Announces R9 200 and R7 200 Series DirectCU II Graphics Cards Exclusive direct-contact cooling technology and DIGI+ voltage-regulator module enable new AMD Radeon R9 and R7 GPUs to run 20% cooler and 3X quieter

 

Taipei, Taiwan (08 October, 2013) — ASUS today announced the launch of its R9 200 and R7 200 Series DirectCU II graphics cards, powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 series graphics-processing units (GPUs).

The new R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X graphics cards are brimming with exclusive ASUS technologies and tools including DirectCU II cooling technology for cooler and quieter gaming performance, DIGI+ voltage-regulator modules (VRMs) for smooth and stable power supply and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use software for tuning the graphics card.

The R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X are all ASUS TOP-rated graphics cards, meaning they are overclocked to perform faster than reference – respectively turning in core speeds of 1070MHz, 1120MHz and 1188MHz.

Faster, quieter and cooler — even in the heat of battle

All three new graphics cards benefit from exclusive ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology. This puts highly-conductive copper cooling pipes in direct contact with a card’s GPU so heat is dissipated quickly and with extreme efficiency. Compared with reference Radeon R9 and R7 designs, ASUS R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X with DirectCU II allow the latest AMD Radeon GPUs to run up to 20% cooler, three times (3X) quieter– so gamers can enjoy ultra-stable play with very low noise. R9 280X outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heat-pipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU and radiating fins with a surface area that’s 220% larger – further improving cooling.

The fans of R9 280X, R9 270X, and R7 260X are all dust-proof, reducing debris accumulation and retaining peak performance over a longer lifespan. In addition, R9 280X boasts exclusive ASUS CoolTech fan technology. This innovative cooler’s hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-shaped blades, delivers multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable improved graphics performance.

Incredible stability with DIGI+ Super Alloy Power

R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X are all equipped with exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology. Paired with Super Alloy Power solid-state capacitors, concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs, DIGI+ VRM delivers multi-phase power and digital voltage regulation for increased graphics card stability and cleaner power, even during the most intense GPU activities.

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology also reduces power noise such as buzzing and increases the graphic card’s longevity: compared to reference cards, power noise is reduced by as much as 30% and the card’s expected lifespan by up to two-and-a-half times (2.5X).

Easy overclocking and online streaming

The included ASUS GPU Tweak utility enables R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X users intuitive control over GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds – so they can overclock easily and with high confidence. Multiple profiles for different games can also be created for rapid on-demand switching between custom performance setups.

R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X also include GPU Tweak Streaming, an online-streaming tool that lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add to the streaming window scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X DirectCU II graphics cards will be available worldwide from 11 October.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

R9280X-DC2T-3GD5

R9270X-DC2T-2GD5

  • AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.3
  • 3072MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1070MHz core speed
  • 2048 stream processors
  • 6400MHz (1600MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output
  • Crossfire   and DVI-to-D-sub cables included
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.3
  • 2048MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1120MHz core speed
  • 1280 stream processors
  • 5600MHz (1400 GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output
  • Crossfire   and DVI-to-D-sub cables included

R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5

 

  • AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.3
  • 2048MB GDDR5 memory
  • 1188MHz core speed
  • 896 stream processors
  • 7000MHz (1750 GDDR5) memory clock
  • DVI-/DVI-D output
  • HDMI output
  • DisplayPort output
  • Crossfire   and DVI-to-D-sub cables included     
 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

 

 

 

 

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1100
ASUS Republic of Gamers Introduces Orion for Consoles Gaming Headset http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/373-asus-republicrof-gamers-introduces-orion-for-consoles-gaming-headset http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/373-asus-republicrof-gamers-introduces-orion-for-consoles-gaming-headset ASUS Republic of Gamers Introduces Orion for Consoles Gaming Headset
ASUS Republic of Gamers Introduces Orion for Consoles Gaming Headset Spitfire II audio console delivers 90% effective noise cancellation technology, and compatibility with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PCs and Macs  

Taipei, Taiwan (11 September, 2013) — ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced Orion for Consoles, a gaming headset and audio-console package designed for today’s most popular games consoles and computers.

The latest addition to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) award-winning Orion gaming headset series, Orion for Consoles comprises a headset with 100mm cushions for whole-ear cover and comfort. Orion for Consoles also features Spitfire II, a dedicated USB-powered audio console with built-in headphone amplifier for bolder sounds and environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) technology for clearer in-game chat.

Designed for use with Microsoft® Xbox 360® and Sony® PlayStation® 3 games consoles, PCs and Apple® Mac® computers, Orion for Consoles is ready to work straight from the box — no drivers required.

Clarity, control and continuous comfort

ROG Orion for Consoles features speakers driven by powerful 50mm neodymium magnets, which provide both punchy bass and crystal-clear sound detail. With noise-isolating 100mm ear cups surrounded by luxurious ultra-soft leather cushioning and a low 268g weight, Orion for Consoles is comfortable to wear for even the longest gaming sessions. Extensive lab testing by ROG has resulted in a headband with finely balanced clamping forces, meaning the Orion headset stays firmly and comfortably in place.

With the flick of a wrist, the retractable microphone gives gamers the freedom to issue commands or chat, while an inline control makes quick work of adjusting the volume or muting the mic.

Environmental noise cancellation and amplification

Orion for Consoles comes with ROG Spitfire II, a dedicated audio console with ENC and a headphone amplifier that’s tailor-made for the Orion headset. Powered by USB, this small box of tricks includes a built-in microphone that actively detects and counters environmental sounds such as speech and keyboard tapping, so teammates aren’t distracted in chat by noises that might be occurring around gamer – the Spitfire II’s ENC technology eliminates more than 90% of environmental noise.

Spitfire II also includes a headphone amplifier to deeper immerse gamers and provide a clearer sense of what’s happening on the battlefield.

Wide compatibility and made for gaming

ROG Orion for Consoles includes everything gamers require to get going, so the fun starts right away. The supplied RCA-splitter and USB cables enable instant connection to the most games consoles and computers, while the included 2.5mm jack cable allows Xbox gamers to connect their controllers to the Spitfire II for chat via the headset mic. No set up or drivers are required — just plug and play.

High-quality materials and thoughtful design choices ensure that Orion for Consoles is fit for the most demanding gamers. The headset’s braided cable is ruggedized for great durability, while its generous 2.5m length is further extended by Spitfire II’s own 1.5m cable, offering gamers very wide freedom of movement.

 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

  • 50mm   speakers with neodymium magnet drivers
  • 100mm noise-isolating ear cups
  • Retractable microphone
  • 4m cable (2.5m headset, 1.5m Spitfire II audio   console box)
  • Inline volume control and mute switch
  • More than 90% environmental noise cancellation   (Spitfire II)
  • Built-in headphone amplifier (Spitfire II)
  • 268g   (headset)

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

 

 

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

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press@pcgamers.net.au (Press Release) Press Releases Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:31:14 +1000
ASUS Announces X79-Deluxe Motherboard for New Intel Core i7 Processors http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/371-asus-announces-x79-deluxe-motherboard-for-new-intel-core-i7-processors http://pcgamers.net.au/index.php/press-releases/item/371-asus-announces-x79-deluxe-motherboard-for-new-intel-core-i7-processors ASUS Announces X79-Deluxe Motherboard for New Intel Core i7 Processors
ASUS Announces X79-Deluxe Motherboard for New Intel Core i7 Processors Exclusive Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization technology enables extreme overclocking of the latest Intel Core i7-49xx/48xx processors

 

Taipei, Taiwan (6th September, 2013) — ASUS today announced X79-Deluxe, an ATX motherboard designed for the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors. ASUS X79-Deluxe is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization, which allows PC enthusiasts to take processor and DRAM overclocking to extreme levels easily and safely.

Along with built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for super-fast and flexible wireless connectivity, X79-Deluxe also includes ASUS SSD Caching II technology to significantly improve the performance of traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). X79-Deluxe also introduces a stunning gold-and-black design — so it looks just as great as it performs.

Overclock Ivy Bridge-E with confidence

ASUS X79-Deluxe is designed to unleash the full power of Future Intel Core i7-49xx/48xx processors and includes numerous exclusive ASUS technologies to allow users to overclock with confidence. Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization is an easy-to-use tuning tool that dynamically adjusts ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Digi+ Power Control and Fan Xpert 2 technologies to reduce noise and increase efficiency with a single click. With X79-Deluxe and Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization, a 3.4GHz processor’s clock speed can be easily and reliably cranked to over 4.8GHz[1] — truly incredible performance.

Exceptional DRAM-overclocking performance is also achieved swiftly and simply. X79-Deluxe is able to overclock up to eight DIMMs to speeds that represent a 30% improvement on previous ASUS X79 motherboards[2], allowing users to set up very large RAM disks to benefit from super-fast access to favorite applications and everyday storage operations.

Super-fast Wi-Fi and advanced SSD caching

ASUS X79-Deluxe is fitted with an upgraded ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module that provides both 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for extremely fast, stable and flexible wireless connectivity. With 802.11ac Wi-Fi built in, X79-Deluxe delivers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbit/s — that’s up to three times faster than the 802.11n standard. A bundled dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz), two-stream (2T2R) antenna ensures wide coverage, so a wireless network can be extended quickly and easily.

ASUS SSD Caching II technology enables traditional HDDs to perform with SSD-like speed with a single click. SSD Caching II learns how users work, caching frequently accessed HDD content to provide SSD-level speeds — all automatically, of course.

With eight SATA 6Gbit/s connectors on board X79-Deluxe, users are free to choose the perfect caching setup for their needs, be it one HDD cached across several SSDs in RAID0, or multiple HDDs aided by multiple SSDs. SSD Caching II even helps to prevent data loss thanks to the automatic backup function, so users can be assured that their data is secure.


[1] Based on LGA2011 Intel Core i7-4860K with 8 x 4GB G.Skill DDR3-2800

[2] Based on LGA2011 Intel Core i7-4960X with 8 x 4GB Corsair DDR3-2800

 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

CPU support

Intel Core i7 processors for LGA2011 Socket

Chipset

Intel X79 Express

Memory

8 x DIMM (maximum 64GB), DDR3   2800(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered   memory

Expansion Slots

3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (Dual@x16/x16; Triple@x16/x8/x8)

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCIe x16_3@x4)

2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots

Multi-GPU support

Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology

Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Storage

Intel® X79 Express Chipset

- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support

- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support"

Marvell® 9230 SATA controller:

- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

ASMedia® 1061 SATA controller:

- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

ASMedia® 1061 SATA controller:

- 2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s ports

Wireless