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  • COMPUTEX 2023 Best Choice of the Year Awarded to MSI Z790 GODLIKE

    Best Choice Award Winners To Be Announced on May 30th & Displayed at the Best Choice Award Pavilion During the Exhibition

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 30th, 2023 - The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the leading industrial organization in Taiwan and promoter of Asia’s leading B2B ICT exhibition, has stated COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2023 officially begins on Tuesday, May 30th with the morning announcement of COMPUTEX 2023 Best Choice Award Winners at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 4th Fl., M Area Lobby.

    The exhibition event open from Tuesday May 30th to Friday June 2nd, 2023, where guests and visitors are welcome to join the Best Choice Award Pavilion booth No. L0307a to view the winning products.

    Of the 37 products awarded this year, the highest honor, Best Choice of the Year Award, has been bestowed upon the MSI Z790 GODLIKE motherboard for its outstanding design, performance, and technical innovation.

    This year, the Best Choice Awards focused on 15 categories, including: Vehicle Tech & Smart Cockpit, metaverse & XR applications, AI, ESG and more. The categories follow the current global ICT trends and are judged by an independent jury panel recruited from government representatives, academicians and research analysts to ensure neutrality and that the products truly represent the best of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2023.

    COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2023 Winners’ List
    Official Website: https://bcaward.computex.biz/

    With the strongest show of trust and commitment to the international exhibition, a wide range of industry-leading global ICT companies have joined COMPUTEX 2023 to launch their latest solutions and exhibit their product catalogues. The official award of COMPUTEX, the Best Choice Award, has continued to be a reliable product procurement guide. This year, the winners of a Best Choice Award include, Acer Incorporated, ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., Amaryllo International, Inc., ASRock Inc., ASUSTek Computer Inc., AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., CHT Security Co., Ltd., Compal Electronics, Inc., Cypress Technology Co., Ltd., ELAN Microelectronics Corp., Frore Systems, FSP Technology Inc., Graid Technology, Inc., Jorjin Technologies Inc., K-Best Technology Inc., Maktar Inc., Micro-Star International, Mobile Pixels Inc, NVIDIA Corporation, Onyx Healthcare Inc., oToBrite Electronics, Inc., Quanta Cloud Technology, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., Trans Electric Co., Ltd, and Voltronic Power Technology Corporation.

  • Thermaltake Unveils the CTE Series and Matcha Green Products at COMPUTEX 2023

    aipei, Taiwan-May 30th, 2023-Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Case, Power, Cooling, Gaming peripherals, and enthusiast Memory solutions, is excited to be back at COMPUTEX. Thermaltake Founder & CEO Kenny Lin unveiled the latest Gaming Station at the opening press conference: the CTE C700 Mid-Tower Snow Chassis, the SWAFAN EX RGB PC Cooling Fan, the TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 7200 memory, ARGENT gaming peripherals, and the ARGENT E700 Real Leather Gaming Chair- Matcha Green Edition.

    Thermaltake CEO & Founder Kenny Lin- Kickoffs with a Keynote
    “This year marks Thermaltake’s 24th year in the industry. Thermaltake started as a PC Cooling expert, and this year we have gone back to our roots- focusing on new thermal advancements.    CTE stands for Centralized Thermal Efficiency, and its purpose is to provide high level thermal performance to critical components,” said Thermaltake CEO & Founder Kenny Lin.

    Thermaltake Introduces a New Color Option- Matcha Green
    Thermaltake is ready to deliver the latest chassis, power, cooling, memory, and gaming solutions to PC DIY enthusiasts, modders, and gamers worldwide. At COMPUTEX 2023, Thermaltake is pleased to reveal a variety of Matcha Green products, including the Ceres 300 TG ARGB Mid Tower Chassis, The Tower 200 Mini Chassis, the TH280 V2 ARGB Sync All-In-One Liquid Cooler, the SWAFAN EX12/14, ARGENT E700 Real Leather Gaming Chair, etc., adding a fashionable color option to these lineups. The Thermaltake COMPUTEX 2023 Exhibition is from May 30th to June 2nd, so don’t miss the chance to admire these beautiful matcha green products up close.

    Product Highlights

    • Ceres 300 TG ARGB Matcha Green Mid Tower Chassis
    • The Tower 200 Matcha Green Mini Chassis
    • TH280 V2 ARGB Sync All-In-One Liquid Cooler - Matcha Green Edition
    • SWAFAN EX12/14 RGB PC Cooling Fan Matcha Green TT Premium Edition
    • ARGENT E700 Real Leather Gaming Chair (Matcha Green) Design by Studio F. A. Porsche

    With the mission to “Deliver the perfect user experience”, Thermaltake has been constantly launching new products to meet the demand for high-performing PCs for hardcore gaming, professional streaming, and video editing. Like Thermaltake’s theme for COMPUTEX 2023, “Stay Cool, Game On,” our products are born to be “cool”. Be cool in the way of exceptional thermal performance; be cool in the way of a stylish appearance. Now Thermaltake releases chassis, coolers, and a gaming chair in a matcha green, elevating your setup to a new level. The colors are taken from nature and matcha, bringing you a sense of peace and comfort. Matcha green gear can not only show the aesthetic taste of gamers but also represent that gamers can calmly play each game to achieve the best gaming experience!

    Come by Thermaltake’s COMPUTEX booth(#M0120) to see the new matcha green series products. Utilize matcha green to create a unique and fashionable space for both work and play! 

  • Cooler Master Announces MasterHUB and MasterControl: Transformative Products to Enhance Gaming, Streaming and Creative

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31, 2023 — Cooler Master, a leading innovator in PC components and peripherals, announces two groundbreaking products, the MasterHUB and MasterControl. These products redefine the boundaries of hardware and software integration, offering an unparalleled user experience for gamers, streamers, and content creators.

    The MasterHUB is a modular hardware platform designed with a broad range of functionalities to cater to the varied needs of creators, gamers, and streamers. This transformative device allows users to seamlessly monitor, control, and predict usage behavior and applicational needs. MasterHUB integrates seamlessly with MasterControl, offering a plethora of controllable and viewable features right on the device.

    "With the MasterHUB and MasterControl, we aim to resolve user pain points, increase efficiencies, and bring technology to life," says Jimmy Sha, CEO, Cooler Master. "These devices offer intuitive designs, support customization, and allow users to fully immerse themselves into the environment they desire."

    Coupled with the API integration for wide software support and an SDK for user customization, the MasterHUB and MasterControl become powerful tools for any tech enthusiast. The journey begins with the system environment in 2023, expanding to room environment support in 2024, and broadening to entire smart home automation by 2025.

    Cooler Master is set to launch MasterControl in the middle of July. MasterHUB will be available in late November.

    MasterHUB will be available in three starter kits exclusively on Amazon USA: Streamer, Video, and Photo. Nine modules will be available for individual purchase and customization on the CMODX website. These products will make their debut at COMPUTEX 2023.

    With the growth in the esports industry, which is projected to reach an audience of 640 million by 2025, the MasterHUB and MasterControl are poised to revolutionize the gaming and streaming industry. The introduction of these products comes at an opportune time when the demand for advanced, personalized technology solutions is on the rise.

  • Gainward GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GHOST @ Guru3D

    Gainward..  Now there is a name I haven't heard in a LONG time.  happy smile

    Funny story,  I was a HUGE supporter of Gainward, they were a TW brand who offered customized and hot-clocked versions of popular video cards.  Their marketing graphics were eye catching and the PCBs and heatsinks often followed a "red" theme.

    Shortly after the company peaked they were purchased by some company in the EU and everything went to shit.  Case in point, this RTX 4060 Ti Ghost, which appears to be the reference PCB with a custom cooler,  no fancy graphics and nothing to let consumers know that this is a special card from a special company.  (Or what used to be a special company)

    In this review we take a ghost for a spin, Gainward has introduced their Gainward GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GHOST. Based on a close to MSRP product it comes with 8GB of graphics memory and a 399 USD price tag.

    PC Hardware is a balancing act of making a desireable product, establishing a brand and making it affordable enough for consumers to actually "want" it.  As it would turn out, once you attain greatness, along comes a larger company, with no imagination, to simply buy the name to shore up their own line of products.

    This happened with Hardware Review sites some 10+ years back, funny thing is the guy buying up the websites and domains never did anything with them which makes you wonder why people/companies even bother.

  • Win 1 of 460 GeForce RTX 4060 & 4060 Ti Graphics Cards; $150,000+ Prize Pool is Largest Ever for Summer of #RTXON Promotion¬†

    Summer of RTX is back. This year, NVIDIA is taking things to a new level with $150,000 worth of prizes. Prizes include 460 (four-hundred and sixty) GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and 4060 graphics cards, plus G-SYNC displays, a one-of-a-kind PC rig, custom backplates, RTX On keycaps, and more.

    To celebrate the launch of the GeForce RTX 4060 family, NVIDIA is asking the community to nominate 100 creators to receive a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition upgrade, plus two GeForce RTX 4060 cards to give away to their community!  

    See all the details here.

  • NVIDIA Debuts GeForce RTX 4060 Family Starting at $299

    NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX 4060 family, delivering all the advancements of the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture — including DLSS 3 neural rendering, third-generation ray tracing technologies at high frame rates, and an eighth-generation NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC) with AV1 encoding— starting at just $299.

    The ultimate graphics cards for 1080p gaming, the GeForce RTX 4060 family includes:

    • The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, available starting Wednesday, May 24, at $399
    • The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB version, available in July, starting at $499. 
    • The GeForce RTX 4060, available in July, starting at $299. 

    In other news, DLSS is now supported in over 300 games and applications that are available to gamers and creators today, including the addition of DLSS 3 to D5 Render, and more. Eagerly anticipated titles The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Diablo IV will be next to include DLSS 3. A DLSS 3 plug-in for Unreal Engine 5 is also coming soon.

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Family - Ada Lovelace Architecture, DLSS 3, Starting at $299

    Based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 GPUs deliver massive generational leaps in performance and efficiency, and also support DLSS 3, an AI-powered performance multiplier that began a new era of NVIDIA RTX neural rendering for games and applications. 

    DLSS 3 builds on the company’s lead in AI-accelerated super resolution techniques to deliver outstanding image quality and up to 4x the performance of brute-force rendering, plus the quick responsiveness that defines a comprehensive gaming experience.

    The new GeForce RTX 4060 family, includes:

    • GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB - available May 24 for AIC and limited Founders Edition models for $399
    • GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB - coming in July for AIC models for $499
    • GeForce RTX 4060 8GB - coming in July for AIC models for $299

    More information on the GeForce RTX 4060 family of GPUs can be found in our press release or on our GeForce.com article.

    300+ Games and Applications are Shipping Today with DLSS Support!

    NVIDIA DLSS uses AI and GeForce RTX Tensor Cores to boost frame rates. DLSS 3 combines DLSS Super Resolution technology, DLSS Frame Generation and NVIDIA Reflex to multiply performance while maintaining great responsiveness.

    Adoption continues to accelerate, and with today’s additions NVIDIA DLSS is now delivering AI-accelerated performance in over 300 games and applications.

    Here is a quick look at adoption of NVIDIA RTX-related technologies:

    • DLSS - over 300 games and applications
    • DLSS 3 - over 30 games and applications
    • Reflex - 70 games and applications

    DLSS 3 Comes to D5 Render

    The latest update to D5 Render multiplies performance with the addition of DLSS 3 support. The industry-leading software enables users to see every modification to a scene in real-time and is compatible with popular creator software like SketchUp, 3ds Max, Revit, Archicad, Rhino, C4D and Blender. 

    D5 Render previously integrated DLSS 2, our AI feature that allows apps to render a smaller version of the image and super res it with AI, providing virtually the same level of quality at significantly higher performance.

    Creators will see real-time viewport frame rates increase up to 3x, allowing them to work with larger scenes, higher-quality models and textures — all in real time — while maintaining a smooth, interactive viewport

    See D5 Render in action with DLSS 3 in this video located in our latest In the NVIDIA Studio blog.

    More DLSS Games & Apps - DLSS Games & Apps Surpass 300

    DLSS momentum continues to grow, as today brings a new slate of DLSS games including:

    These additions push the DLSS game and application count over 300.

  • Lexar Announces The Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card for drones and action cameras

    San Jose, CA, USA May 9, 2023 – Lexar, a leading global of flash memory solutions, today announced the Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card.

    Designed for drone and action camera photography enthusiasts, the Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card lets users quickly capture and transfer high-quality media files, including Full-HD and 4K UHD video with speeds up to 160MB/s read and up to 90MB/s write.

    Key Features:

    • Reliable performance designed specifically for drone and action cameras
    • Quickly captures, plays back, and transfers media files, including Full-HD and 4K UHD, with write speeds up to 90MB/s
    • Delivers read speeds up to 160MB/s for quick offloads
    • Up to 256GB to capture more aerial footage
    • Designed for durability, even in harsh conditions

    This card is also rated Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30), giving users the stable write speed performance they need to ensure smooth and efficient recording so dropped frames are a thing of the past. And, with up to 256GB capacity, drone enthusiasts can stay airborne, capturing more aerial footage on one card.

    “Specifically made to endure the elements during drone and action-cam photography, the Lexar FLY microSDXC Card is the perfect choice for adventurers, content creators, and drone enthusiasts,” said Joey Lopez, Director, Brand Marketing. “With capacity options up to 256GB, users will have plenty of storage space to capture all their adventures, explorations, competitions, and more.”

    The Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card is available this month for purchase online at an MSRP of $28.99 for 256GB, $17.99 for 128GB, and $13.99 for 64GB.

  • Anker EverFrost Powered Cooler 40 @ LanOC Reviews

    Ok, so now I have seen it all.  First we get super efficent coolers made similar to a LN2 Dewar and now we are getting powered coolers??  Well who better than Anker to pull this one off.

    It's been interesting to see Anker slowly move into the off-grid market with their Anker Powerhouse lineup which goes well beyond what a small battery backup is capable of as far as power storage and even includes AC outlets and capable solar charging as well. This is perfect for people who are camping but I would also lump in people with large properties/farms where getting power everywhere isn’t possible and also people in the trades which may not have power available where they are working. Anker’s latest product falls into this same category, their EverFrost Powered Coolers integrate large battery capacity into a powered cooler to keep things cool or frozen for up to 42 hours depending on the size you go with. With summer coming up I can’t think of a better time to be able to put one to use, so today I’m going to check out the new EverFrost Powered Cooler 40 which is the 43L capacity to see what it is all about.

    I do like how they included wheels.  Be sure to check out the review on LanOC

  • Noctua presents NA-FH1 eight channel PWM fan hub

    Noctua today presented its new NA-FH1 fan hub. The NA-FH1 is a high-quality, smartly-protected 8 channel PWM fan hub that allows up to eight PWM fans to be run and controlled simultaneously via a single PWM motherboard fan header or stand-alone controllers such as the optional NA-FC1. Supporting both 12V and 5V fans with 4-pin PWM and 3-pin connectors, the NA-FH1 is highly flexible and suitable both for PC environments and other 12V- or 5V-based applications.

    “While there is no shortage of fan hubs on the market, we found most of them lacking both from a functional and from a safety perspective,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “PWM control and RPM readout can be unreliable, and most units lack overcurrent or short-circuit protection, which can be dangerous when powering through S-ATA. This is where the NA-FH1 steps in: a safe, dependable quality device for powering and controlling up to eight fans!“

  • Patriot Announces Release of V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card

    Designed to handle 4K/8K Ultra-HD shots and high-speed burst mode shots, the Patriot V90 is a unique SD card built to deliver the highest quality photos and videos for professional photographers and filmmakers.

    FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — April 27, 2023 – PATRIOT™, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, and flash storage solutions, is proud to launch its newest high-performance SD line with the V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card, built for professional photographers and digital filmmakers.

    The Patriot V90 features optimized performance to support 4K/8K Ultra-HD shots, high-speed burst mode shots, and best-quality video recording with quick read speeds of up to 300MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s. In addition, the Patriot V90 is designed and tested for top-class durability to withstand the toughest conditions, with a waterproof, shockproof, temperature-proof, and dustproof exterior to protect critical visual captures. The Patriot V90 is now available at major retailers worldwide with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512 GB.

    Along with the ability to deliver high-performance sequential write speeds (CDM) to record burst-mode shots or 8K video via drone video, The Patriot V90 offers ultra-fast read speeds of up to 300MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s, giving professional users fast and reliable data storage with a wide operating temperature range of -25°C to 85°C.

    "Many outdoor photographers or drone enthusiasts are facing challenges associated with the reliability of their microSD memory, particularly when they create super-high-resolution videos and images. These new V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD cards are crafted to withstand tough weather and extreme temperature fluctuations. They are reinforced to be waterproof, dustproof, temperature-proof and shock and vibration resistant, all while delivering ultra-fast data read and write speeds," explained Shannon Robb, Marketing Manager at Patriot Memory. "Patriot strives to deliver a practical solution for our flash memory cards with excellent reliability and durability for professional digital filmmakers and photographers who need the flexibility to create in unpredictable environments," he added.

    Backed by Patriot's 5-year warranty, the Patriot V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card is a reliable flash storage solution for capturing crucial UHD videos and images from various platforms. In addition, it supports a wide variety of top-of-the-line cameras from major brands like Sony, Canon, and Nikon for excellent compatibility across the market. It is now available from major retailers worldwide. 

    FEATURES:

    • Designed with the latest UHS-II standards and top-of-the-line U3 and V90 speed classes
    • Format: exFAT
    • Sequential Read (CDM): up to 300MB/s
    • Sequential Write (CDM): up to 260MB/s
    • Operating Temperature: -25 ~ 85°C
    • Supports 4K/8K Ultra-HD high-speed recording
    • Delivers performance to capture stunning, uninterrupted 8K UHD video
    • Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and temperature-proof 
    • Warranty: 5 years
    • Complies with SDA 6.1/5.X/4.X/ 3.X
    • Sequential burst-mode shots without experiencing slow speeds and dropped frames
    • O/S Supported: Windows® 7/8.0/8.1/10/11
    • Flash wear leveling
    • Flash bad block management

    The Patriot V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card is now available at major retailers worldwide, with capacities including 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512 GB. Professional photographers and filmmakers can now capture and store their high-quality content with peace of mind, knowing that the Patriot V90 SD card is the perfect solution for their needs.

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