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Written by Dave Bagnall on Monday, November 30th, 2015

Tame Your Inner Beast to Embody the Spirit of Gaming

Brand-New PANTHER DDR4 with 64GB

Taipei – Nov 30, 2015 – Apacer, one of the world leaders in memory and SSD products unveils its latest gaming DDR4 memory module, PANTHER, specially produced for support of next generation Intel’ Skylake platform. The design of the PANTHER gaming DDR4 with aesthetic design on heat spreader and meticulously screened ICs indeed stands out from the rest of DDR4 memory offerings. Backed by the world’s best technology in industrial memory module and storage, PANTHER DDR4 gives users much more than they expect in terms of functionality and stability, providing a budget-friendly gaming memory module.

Maximum Performance, Stability, and Compatibility

Total Capacity of 64GB, Running at respectable 2666MHz with 1.2V

PANTHER DDR4 is shipping single-module package and it comes in 4GB or 8GB capacity. The three available clock frequencies are 2133/2400/2666MHz with tight 15-15-15-36, 16-16-16-36 timings. It supports XMP 2.0 profiles for simple and easy overclocking with 2400MHz and the frequencies above. The operating low voltage of 1.2V greatly helps reduce power consumption, making the best out of it. PANTHER DDR4 guarantees fast speed as well as extreme stability on a high system load during long gaming session which allows gamers to perform the highest efficiency and to experience the most enjoyable game play. The most important of all, Apacer employs high quality and high-end ICs for PANTHER gaming DDR4, therefore users truly get more than they pay for.

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Friday, November 27th, 2015

Lenovo™ and Razer™ Partner to Revolutionize Gaming Devices

Collaboration to kick off with new range of co-branded Lenovo Y series Razer Edition devices designed for gamers

  • Lenovo partners with Razer to co-brand special Razer Editions of Lenovo’s Y series devices designed for gamers
  • Prototype of first-ever Lenovo Razer Edition gaming desktop unveils at DreamHack® Winter 2015
  • Lenovo’s engineering expertise merges with Razer’s immersive technology to enhance gaming experience
  • Partnership to explore multiple new designs and product lines as well as cross-channel opportunities

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK and JÖNKÖPING, SWEDEN – November 27, 2015 – At DreamHack Winter 2015 today, Lenovo (HKSE:992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Razer revealed their first- ever gaming desktop prototype that will officially launch at CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) 2016. The two companies announced that together they will co-brand and co-market special Razer Edition models of Lenovo’s Y series gaming devices – marrying the manufacturing, supply chain and channel relationships of Lenovo, the world’s number one PC maker, with the immersive technology and deep expertise of Razer, a leading company in connected gaming devices and software for gamers.

PC gaming today offers a rich and immersive experience – thanks in part to cutting-edge graphics performance, superior processing power, and peripherals designed specifically for gaming. Lenovo will employ its system design and engineering expertise, while Razer will enhance the immersive experience for gamers. All forthcoming Lenovo Razer Edition products will be co-branded and reflect the edgy Lenovo Y series look and feel with iconic Razer elements like customizable Chroma lighting effects.

Razer matches Lenovo’s scale and broad appeal with a high-touch dedication to the gaming community. Lenovo and Razer will be offering Y series Razer Edition products to Lenovo’s extensive global reach and Razer’s core gamer communities. Additionally, both companies are looking to jointly double down efforts to fast track the development of new technologies, including gaming experience enhancements.

The Lenovo and Razer strategic partnership will extend to multiple new designs and products and the companies will also explore potential cross-selling opportunities in the near future.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Razer and bring out the best from both companies to deliver a better, more immersive gaming experience for customers,” said Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Workstation BU, Gaming and Industry Solutions, Lenovo. “While we bring to the table our engineering expertise, design muscle and scale, Razer adds in the finesse and experience of serving the gaming community for the last decade. We believe our partnership is a strong first step that will lead to the delivery of winning PC gaming solutions and a brand new experience to our customers.”

Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said, “This agreement opens opportunities to advance the gaming lifestyle through world-class product in unprecedented ways. Lenovo is the world’s #1 PC maker. Razer is the world’s #1 gaming lifestyle brand. Together we have the passion, insight and operational capabilities to delight and empower the PC gaming community worldwide.”

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Fans have asked for it, so we’re bringing back the world’s fastest 8-inch tablet — at a great new price of €199,99/£149,99. And, it’s just in time for Christmas.

SHIELD tablet K1 is a high-performance Android tablet that transforms into an amazing gaming machine with the SHIELD controllerand top-rated games.

The tablet features a full HD 1080p, 8-inch display for stunning video, dual front-facing speakers for superb sound, and an optional tablet cover that doubles as a kickstand.

Ultimate Performance

SHIELD tablet K1 delivers incredible graphics, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, which features a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler architecture GPU. The tablet outperforms other devices in its class and even those that are twice the price.

More Ways to Game

SHIELD offers the best games with the best graphics. A wide variety of Android games can be enjoyed natively on SHIELD tablet K1. From family games and indie hits to the most advanced Android titles — all with rich gameplay and intense multiplayer action.

Today, we’re also announcing that Need for Speed No Limits and Real Boxing 2 are joining the stable of great games available on SHIELD tablet K1, such as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Vainglory.

Gamers can also join our new cloud gaming service, GeForce NOW — free for the first three months — to connect to NVIDIA’s gaming supercomputers and enjoy unlimited streaming of over 60 popular PC games or buy newly released games from the online store. Following the trial period, GeForce NOW is only $7.99 per month.

This is gaming to take anywhere, even your living room. Use console mode to enjoy all your favorite games on your big screen TV.

Industry-Leading Updates

With SHIELD tablet K1, you’ll benefit from our commitment to have the latest and greatest software for your device, receiving over-the-air updates direct from NVIDIA.

The next one is coming soon as we anticipate Android 6.0 Marshmallow  to hit SHIELD tablet K1 in the coming months. That’ll make it one of the first tablets with Google’s newest operating system.

Pricing and Availability

SHIELD tablet K1 is the ultimate tablet for gamers. It includes Wi-Fi connectivity and 16GB storage with microSD support (up to 128GB) — all at €199,99/£149,99. Optional SHIELD controller retails for €59,99/£49,99, SHIELD tablet K1 cover retails for €29,99/£19,99, SHIELD DirectStylus 2 retails for €19,99 and SHIELD world charger with international compatibility retails for €29,99/£17,99.

SHIELD tablet K1 and its accessories are now available in the United States, Canada and select European countries.

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Monday, November 9th, 2015

Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of its new Hydro Series HG10 GPU N980 and HG10 N970 cooling brackets for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GTX 980 Ti, Titan X, GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. Easy to install and compatible with any Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler (sold separately), the HG10 N970 and N980 help to substantially reduce your GPU’s temperature, allowing for greatly increased overclocking headroom and providing as much as a 25% clock speed increase.

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Designed to work with any stock PCB layout NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Titan X, GTX 980 or GTX 9701, the HG10 N970 and HG10 N980 replace the existing air cooling of the graphics card with a precision engineered aluminium bracket, allowing users to them fit a Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler directly to the GPU. With modern graphics cards outputting over 250W of heat, a liquid cooling system is a more efficient and powerful way to keep your graphics card cool. Lower temperatures mean users can overclock their GPU with fewer thermal limitations, allowing for improved performance and higher frame rates, all while running quieter than a standard air-cooler.

The HG10 N980 and N970’s aluminium bracket and integrated 70mm low-noise blower fan also work to actively cool your GPU’s other heat producing components. The HG10 N980 actively cools both the card’s memory and VRMs, while the HG10 N970 actively cools the VRMs. Whichever one you use, The HG10 ensures quiet and efficient two-stage cooling for the whole graphics card, not just the GPU.

Compatibility and Availability

The HG10 N980 is compatible with any stock PCB layout NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX Titan X or GTX 980, while the HG10 N970 is compatible only with stock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPUs. Both are fully compatible with Corsair’s complete range of Hydro Series Liquid coolers and are available immediately from Corsair’s world-wide network of authorized distributors and resellers. Both are backed with a limited 2-year warranty and Corsair’s excellent customer service and technical support.

For a full list of compatible GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX Titan X and GTX 980 see:

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-hg10-n980-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket

For a full list of compatible GeForce GTX 970 see:

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-hg10-n970-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket  

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