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NVIDIA Shield tablet focuses on gamers July 22, 2014 - 16:44
MSI GT72 gaming laptop hits the stores July 22, 2014 - 15:19
Windows Threshold desktop screenshots leak July 22, 2014 - 14:44
be quiet! teases the Silent Base 800 case July 22, 2014 - 14:36
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800 series coming in October/November? July 22, 2014 - 14:30
Juniper: PC and console game revenue to shrink for next 5 years July 22, 2014 - 10:00
Scythe Tatsumi entry-level CPU cooler arrives July 21, 2014 - 18:25
Kingston rolls out 960GB SSDNow V310 SSDs July 21, 2014 - 18:21
Intel ships eight new Haswell-based Core i3 and Pentium CPUs July 21, 2014 - 12:07
Swiftech rolls out H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooler July 21, 2014 - 12:00
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Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 16:44:27 CEST by
NVIDIA announces the Shield tablet, a new portable gaming device based around the company's Tegra K1 SoC. The device has a 8" screen with a Full HD resolution and comes with either WiFi or WiFi plus LTE connectivity. Pricing starts at $299 for the 16GB model.
NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA® SHIELD™ family: the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller.

Designed and built by NVIDIA, the SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. Powered by the world's most advanced mobile processor -- the NVIDIA Tegra® K1, with 192 GPU cores -- SHIELD tablet is supplemented by regular, over-the-air software upgrades that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.

The SHIELD tablet is unique in that it was built specifically for gamers. It features a bright, 8-inch, full HD display, booming front-facing speakers with rich sound, and an optional cover that both protects the screen and can be used as a kick-stand to prop up the device at the best viewing angle.

To transform it into a complete gaming machine, NVIDIA has built the SHIELD wireless controller, which provides the precision, low latency and ergonomics that serious gamers demand. The SHIELD tablet also offers optional LTE for gamers to take their online gaming anywhere.

"If you're a gamer and you use a tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet was created specifically for you," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's co-founder and chief executive officer. "It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play."

As with the original member of the SHIELD family, the SHIELD portable, the SHIELD tablet is the portal to compelling content that gamers will love, including the best SHIELD-supported Android games, as well as the ability to wirelessly stream users' PC gaming libraries.

The SHIELD tablet's gaming capabilities are powered by its Tegra K1 mobile processor, which taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture that drives the most extreme gaming PCs.

String of World Firsts
The SHIELD tablet provides a range of firsts for a tablet:
  • PC Streaming: First to stream games from a PC desktop or notebook using NVIDIA GameStream™ technology, which streams from NVIDIA GeForce® GTX- powered GPUs.
  • NVIDIA GRID™ Cloud Streaming: First to stream PC games from NVIDIA GRID. Gamers can access the GRID cloud gaming beta, available exclusively to SHIELD owners in Northern California, to instantly stream a library of high-quality PC games, and then save them in the cloud.
  • Twitch and NVIDIA ShadowPlay™: First to feature ShadowPlay, an advanced game-capture tool that lets users save and stream their greatest gaming moments to Twitch, the leading video platform and community for gamers. Gamers can stream titles from the SHIELD tablet to friends and foes worldwide. SHIELD tablet also includes a 5MP front camera to enhance the image of the gamer overlaid on the Twitch gamecast.
  • Console Mode: First to feature NVIDIA Console Mode, which takes tablet gameplay to big-screen TVs. Console Mode transforms the device into a full living-room gaming and entertainment experience. Gamers can connect their SHIELD wireless controller, sit back on the couch and play PC and Android games, browse the web, and watch their favorite movies -- all in native 1080p HD.

    Controller for Serious Gamers, with Ultra-Low Latency Wi-Fi
    The SHIELD wireless controller is the most advanced device of its kind, allowing gamers to boost performance with ultra-low latency Wi-Fi Direct connectivity with up to four wireless controllers to game along with friends. It is the first precision controller designed for both PC game streaming and Android gaming, and features a headset jack supporting stereo audio and support for game chat, a built-in touch pad, volume control, and revolutionary voice command and search.

    Best Stylus
    A stylus allows tablet experiences that touch-only tablets can't match, and the NVIDIA DirectStylus™ 2 technology on the SHIELD tablet is a game-changer. Twice as responsive as its predecessor, DirectStylus 2 technology enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting experience, a new capability where pigment and paint mix and bleed physically, in real time, and the palette is naturally illuminated in 3D as the user adjusts the light source.

    Aspiring artists can use DirectStylus 2 to capture the attitude of every stroke on the SHIELD tablet, take notes with the integrated apps and handwriting recognition, or get creative with the NVIDIA Dabbler™ app's hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint oil painting.

    Dynamic Sound
    Ensuring that every game, song and podcast sounds incredibly crisp and clear, NVIDIA PureAudio™ technology delivers dynamic sound through front-facing stereo speakers and a dual-ported bass-reflex enclosure.

    Versatile Cover
    The sturdy, optional SHIELD tablet cover does more than just protect the tablet. It offers a variety of flexible stand positions to make gaming and entertainment more enjoyable.

    Preloaded with NVIDIA SHIELD Hub and Trine 2
    The SHIELD tablet comes preloaded with the NVIDIA SHIELD Hub app, the center of the gamer's SHIELD experience. The app offers one-touch access to a curated shop of the best SHIELD-optimized Android games, along with quick launch capability for installed games and apps.

    Also bundled is the popular Frostbyte game Trine 2: Complete Story. Originally a huge hit on PlayStation, Xbox and Steam, the game is now optimized for great gameplay and graphics on the Tegra K1 processor.

    SHIELD tablet additionally offers full access to Google Play, where gamers can download thousands of apps, including Netflix, Pandora and more.

    Pricing, Availability and Accessories
    The SHIELD tablet comes with either Wi-Fi connectivity, or Wi-Fi and LTE. It's available in 16- and 32GB, with MicroSD support (up to 128GB), starting at $299. The SHIELD wireless controller retails for $59. The SHIELD tablet cover retails for $39.

    The SHIELD tablet, wireless controller and tablet cover are now available for preorder in the United States, Canada and select European countries. Preorders in the United States are available at shield.nvidia.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, GameStop, Micro Center, Newegg and Tiger Direct, and in Canada at Canada Computers, Memory Express, NCIX and ThinkGeek. Preorders in Europe are available at many top e-tailers.
  • NVIDIA Shield Tablet

    Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 15:19:41 CEST by
    MSI presents the GT72, a new gaming laptop with Intel's Core i7 "Haswell" processor and high-end graphics:
    Taipei Taiwan – MSI, the leading gaming computer innovator and manufacturer, announced the latest “GT72 Dominator/Pro gaming laptops featuring NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce GTX880M (Dominator Pro) and GTX870M (Dominator) graphics. With brush metal and aesthetics lines inspired by matte black racing super cars, the new GT72 gaming notebook is designed to be the overwhelming dominator of the cyber world. The cutting-edge features, groundbreaking performance, and innovative gaming experience of MSI's gaming laptops are dominating gamers’ battlefield with MSI gaming DNA. It is believed that the new GT72 Dominator/Pro will be steadily winning over extreme gamers around the world during 2014.

    Eric Kuo, vice president global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, points out, "As a reaction of the booming competing gaming market, there has been an increasing number of heavy-load games, so gamers are demanding more in terms of graphics, functions, and other design features specifically for gamers. MSI has heard their desire and responded with numerous breakthroughs and innovations. The outcome has been gaming laptops with the latest processor and graphics card on the market, most advanced and rich array of gaming features, and better gamer-friendly experience." NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M/GTX870M discrete graphics card

    The top-of-the-line new gen NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M/GTX870M graphics card provides gaming performance at "the speed of light" and with incredible realistic image detail. It boasts more than 15% better performance on 3D Mark 11 standard tests over similar level gaming computers of the previous generation as the GTX780M and GTX770M. The lightning-fast antialiasing provides crisper, smoother graphics on all 3D games, giving you a superior extreme gaming experience on top-end gaming platforms.

    Launch key for independent graphics switch
    Along with the function keys, an exclusive GPU on/off button has been designed to switch the discrete and integrated graphic function. The enthusiasts can identify which graphic are used by its button lighting.

    Super RAID 3 technology with 4 SSD RAID 0
    Featuring the exclusive technology made by MSI, named Super Raid 3, the data read/write speed of the storage will reach 1600MB/sec or more, with 4 SSD's combined on RAID 0. Super Raid 3 is no wonder the most advanced storage technology considered both big capacity and high efficiency.

    Killer DoubleShot Pro with smart teaming
    Cooler Boost 3 dual thermal system is made for next generation extreme performance CPU's and graphics, this feature designed with an independent launch key on the left side of keyboard, user will be easier to call this program at a glance with 1 touch. Cooler Boost 3 with boosted fan speed, could decrease the CPU temperature around 8~10 degrees Celsius and GPU temperature around 4~5 degrees Celsius, the noise will be lower than most of the gaming notebooks.

    Cooler Boost 3; better performance, less noise
    MSI GT72 Dominator/Pro is the 1st laptop in the world who features Killer DoubleShot Pro. The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer Gb LAN and WiFi 802.11ac protocol and average latency improvement is 3.5 times than others who support 802.11ac as well. It also has Smart Teaming function which will be operated by Killer Network Manager to optimize the bandwidth usage combined with WiFi and Gb LAN at the same time.

    Enhanced Sound by Dynaudio speakers with new level fidelity sound
    Cooperating with world’s leading speaker company Dynaudio, the whole new designed GT72 is packing the latest 2 channel speakers with 1 subwoofer, giving an absolutely authentic sound and gaming experience. The signal has been enhanced up to 50% sound detail and up to 10dB; people who play games or enjoy movies will absolutely be immersed in the perfect system with outstanding sound effect.

    XSplit Gamecaster: Best Live Streaming App for Gamers
    MSI GT72 comes with the latest online streaming software, the XSplit Gamecaster. The independent launch key on the left side of keyboard make it easier for user to launch the program in one touch.It’s the recording and streaming App for gamers, and let gamers easily show their own gaming moments and share the live gameplay sessions with friends, family, or the world through Twitch, Youtube, UStream and more.

    Gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with backlitkey
    Exclusive keyboard position and golden triangle layout to offer faster and longer-lasting keyboard action. MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys.

    Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enhanced wrap around sound
    All MSI gaming laptops this year feature upgraded Sound Blaster Cinema 2 wrap around sound, making the already cutting-edge Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel sound system, even better with optimized software solutions in particular for wrap around sound, human voices, virtual bass, and low quality audio sources. Sound Blaster Cinema and MSI's superior sound system complement each other exceptionally well.

    Matrix multi-display presents 3+1 monitors usage
    Matrix display features up to 3 external displays with up to 4K resolution, allowing you to output to 3 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 and dual Mini Display-Port 1.2. Users can out put these displays and work with multi-tasks at the same time. (Overall 4 monitors include notebook’s monitor on GT72).
    GT72 Dominator / Pro specifications:
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1
  • LED Backlight Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080), matted panel
  • Processor: The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • Memory Type: DDR3L, up to 1600MHz, 4 DIMM, max 32GB
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 880M / GDDR5 8GB (Dominator Pro) or GeForce GTX 870M / GDDR5 6GB (Dominator)
  • Hard Disk Capacity: From single HDD up to 512GB Super RAID 3 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
  • Keyboard: Full-color backlight, Keyboard by SteelSeries
  • Optical Disk Drive: BD Writer / DVD Super Multi
  • USB 3.0/2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Video output: HDMI 1.4 / 2x MINI DisplayPort 1.2
  • Mic-in/Headphone out
  • LAN/WiFi: Killer DoubleShot Pro
  • Bluetooth v4.0 Wcam Full HD type (30fps@1080p) Batt 9-Cell Li-Ion 83wHr Power Adapter 230W Dimension (WxDxH) 428(W) x 294(D) x 48(H)mm Weight 3.78Kg (w/ Batt) MSI GT72
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    Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 14:44:39 CEST by
    Two screenshots of what is claimed to be Windows Treshold (aka Windows 9) have hit the web. The operating system identified itself as Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9795, it was compiled on July 13th and is part of the uip_dev feature build lab (FBL). UIP is the abbreviation of User Interface & Platform to this is basically a build from the team responsible for user interface changes like the new Start Menu and the windowed Metro apps.

    MyCE claims these screenshots don't show off the new Modern UI titlebars that were previously rumored by Neowin because that is a feature from a different FBL. The site explains once a feature is stable enough it gets merged into the Winmain branch and then back into the different FBL branches.

    The first screenshot shows the new Start Menu while the second shot illustrates a windowed Store app.
    You may notice that this build doesn’t include the Modern UI titlebars previously rumoured by Neowin, that is because different features are built in different FBLs, once a feature is stable enough it gets merged into the Winmain branch and then back into the different FBL branches. Uip_dev is not the only lab where the stuff like windowed apps is being worked on, the new titlebars are quite jerky in some of the current builds, that also applies to current uip_dev builds which for now resort to the regular titlebar until the proposed modern titlebar functionality gets a bit more fine tuned.
    Windows Treshold

    Windows Treshold

    Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 14:36:55 CEST by
    be quiet! published some teaser shots of the upcoming Silent Base 800 case. The company's first case will be a mid-tower that focuses on silent computing, its side panels feature noise absorbing foam and the case use Pure Wing 2 fans. It will be available in three color options (all black, black with silver trim and black with orange trim) in October for $129.99.

    be quiet! Silent Base 800 specifications:
  • Form follow function
  • ATX, ?ATX, mini ITX
  • 3x 5.25” optical drive bays
  • 7x 3.5” HDD bays
  • 2x SSD behind motherboard
  • 2x SSD inside HDD tray
  • Pre-installed Pure Wings 2 Fans: 2x 140mm front, 1x 120mm back
  • Optional Fans: 2x 120/140mm top, 1x 120/140mm bottom; 1x 120mm side panel
  • Radiators: Front 120/140mm, Rear 120mm, Top 120/140 or 240/280mm
  • Top Mounted Access: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0; Mic & Microphone
  • All air intakes have filters
  • Silent Base 800

    Silent Base 800

    Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 14:30:34 CEST by
    NVIDIA logo
    Tweaktown writes the latest GeForce GTX 800 series rumors point to a October or November launch date. Unfortunately, we still known very little about NVIDIA's next high-end card but it's believed that the GTX 880 will be based on a 28nm GM204 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 memory and a 375W TDP.
    We already know that the upcoming GTX 800 series will be a powerhouse series of video cards, with the two GPUs being positioned for the high-end market. The GTX 870 and GTX 880 will replace the current GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti video cards, with the new GM204-based hardware. The last time we heard about the GTX 880, we heard that it sported 8GB of RAM and a 375W TDP.

    The GeForce GTX 800 series should arrive on the 28nm process, and not the 20nm process like some thought it would. The biggest tease is that NVIDIA is rumored to launch its GeForce GTX 990 early next year, something that would truly break some speed records as it will be based on the 16nm process, skipping the 20nm process entirely.


    Posted on Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 10:00:52 CEST by
    Juniper Research claims sales of PC and console games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019:
    A new report from Juniper Research has found that global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019. It also reveals that despite the decreasing sales of console hardware and increasing significance of mobile platforms, PC and console games will still account for over 50% of industry revenues over the next 5 years.

    Global revenues from software sales on both the PC and console platforms will remain relatively healthy, with PC games software sales exceeding sales on the console platform.

    The report PC & Console Games: Trends, Opportunities, and Vendor Strategies 2014–2019 found that the new generation of consoles will generate a short-term uplift in software sales, which is then expected to slow down as the lifecycle of the hardware progresses. Juniper also believes that a 9th generation of consoles is likely to arrive around 2019, assuming a similar console lifecycle to previous iterations, which is also likely to provoke a longer term software spike.

    Cloud Games Revenues to Exceed $1bn by 2019
    The report highlights that the cloud games market will reach $1bn in revenues – a growth of almost 30% on the 2014 figure of $281 million. The increase is a result of the launch of services, such as the PlayStation Now, and rising interest from operators to augment ARPU by adding cloud games alongside traditional services.

    Other Findings from the report include:
  • Multiplayer online battle arena games, such as League of Legends and Dota2, will continue to be among the most popular genres on the PC platform.
  • Handheld devices will continue to struggle in attracting gamers, and revenues from this platform will shrink to under 2% of the total games industry sales by 2018.
  • The increasing availability of online video game streaming platforms, such as Twitch, supports the surge in popularity of eSports, or professional gaming.

    The whitepaper, ‘Clash of Platforms’, is available to download from the Juniper website together with further details of the full report and Interactive Forecast Excel (IFxl).

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    Posted on Monday, July 21 2014 @ 18:25:19 CEST by
    Scythe introduces a new low-end CPU cooler named Tatsumi. The cooler has a nickel-plated copper base, three copper heatpipes, and an aluminium fin array that's cooled by a 92mm Scythe Slip Stream PWM fan that delivers up to 55.55CFM at a noise level of 31.07dBA. The MSRP of Tatsumi is 21.60EUR (excl. VAT).
    Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD® and Intel® processors doesn’t necessarily needs to cost a fortune. The new addition to the entry-level portfolio of Scythe offers an optimum mix of high built-quality and performance for a reasonable price.

    In spite of its low weight of only 450 grams (15.87 oz, incl. fan) and compact dimensions 102 x 146 x 83 mm (4.02 x 5.75 x 3.27 inch, incl. fan), great performance above the market average is provided. Tatsumi CPU Cooler achieves efficient heat dissipation thanks to the utilization of latest technology developed by Scythe over a time period of more than a decade. The large nickel-plated copper-baseplate matches the CPU heat-spreader perfectly and transfers the heat to the three U-shaped 6 mm copper heatpipes. Heat is being passed on to the aluminum fin structure on top, where a 92 mm case fan provides the perfect airflow to dissipate the heat. Attached Glide Stream 92 mm fan rotates in a range between 300 and 2.500 RPM thanks to PWM control and moves between 11,4 and 94,3 cubic meter per hour (6,70 to 55,55 CFM) at merely audible 7,2 to 31,07 dBA. Scythe equipped the Tatsumi heatsink with the Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure (M.A.P.S.) technology to further increase the performance and to reduce air turbulences.

    „Hyper Precision Mounting System“ (H.P.M.S.) was first introduces with the release of the popular Mugen 4. Scythe passed this very reliable and convenient mounting mechanism on to the Tatsumi. Thanks to the backplate-based mounting system it is no longer necessary to remove the whole motherboard in order to mount or dismount the CPU cooler. Socket compatibility list benefits from this amazing mounting system as well, as it provides compatibility to a huge variety of CPU sockets. The list includes latest Intel® motherboard sockets, such as the LGA775, LGA 1150, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 1366 and LGA 2011 as well as AMD® sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 and FM2. All required mounting clips and screws, a wrench, a multi-lingual manual and quality thermal grease are supplied in the package.
    Scythe Tatsumi

    Posted on Monday, July 21 2014 @ 18:21:50 CEST by
    Kingston SSDNow V310
    Kingston announces it started shipping an SSDNow V310 SSD with a capacity of 960GB. This model uses the Phison 3108 controller, it has read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 450MB/s. Random 4k write performance is 20,000 IOPS. Pricing and retail availability is unknown.
    Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston® SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.

    The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive1. Powered by a Phison 3108 ccontroller, the drive achieves 450MB/s read and write speeds2. With no moving mechanical parts, SSDNow V310 is shock-proof, uses less energy and stays cool making it more reliable and less likely to fail than standard hard-disk drives. The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.

    “Since 2009, our V ‘Value’ series solid-state drives have delivered the best price to performance ratio as possible to enable consumers on a budget or entry-level users to experience the benefits of SSD technology. Our new V310 continues that along with providing the biggest capacity ever in a Kingston SSD," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston." SSDNow V310 with its large 960GB capacity is the perfect upgrade to an existing system as it improves boot speeds and application load times helping maximize one’s computer investment.”

    SSDNow V310 is available in 960GB as a stand-alone drive or as all-in-one kits that include all the accessories needed plus software to clone files and OS to make for an easy install. SSDNow V310 is backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.


    Posted on Monday, July 21 2014 @ 12:07:40 CEST by
    Intel logo
    Intel rolled out eight new processors based on the Haswell architecture, it includes four Core i3 and four Pentium processors. All eight models are dual-core chips but only the Core i3 processors have Hyper-Threading support. The new processors offer a frequency increase of 100MHz versus their predecessors, the pricing is identical to the launch price of the previously released Pentium and Core i3 models.
    Core i3 microprocessors add support for Hyper-threading feature, that allows them to execute twice as many threads at once. The i3s are generally clocked higher than the Pentiums, and they have GPU upgraded to HD 4400 on the i3-41xx series, and to HD 4600 on the i3-43xx series. The CPUs also support more advanced AES and AVX/AVX2 instructions. Low power Core i3-4160T and i3-4360T run at 3.1 GHz and 3.2 GHz, and have 35 Watt TDP. Standard power Core i3-4160 and i3-4370 operate at 3.6 GHz and 3.8 GHz, and they fit into 54 Watt thermal envelope. All Core i3 models have the GPU clocked at 1.15 GHz, and they support DDR3-1600 memory. Core i3-4160 and i3-4160T have the official price of $117. The Core i3-4360T and i3-4370 are more expensive, and they are priced at $138 and $149.
    Intel CPU new release July

    Source: CPU World

    Posted on Monday, July 21 2014 @ 12:00:23 CEST by
    Swiftech reveals its H220-X, a new liquid cooling kit that features a dual 120mm copper radiator, the company's MCP30 pump and an enthusiast-grade waterblock. Airflow is provide by Swiftech's high-pressure Helix PWM fans.

    The company tries to cater to two different audiences with this unit. Casual users can use the kit is a factory pre-filled, ready for plug-and-play installation while enthusiast users can customize and upgrade the kit thanks to the use of replaceable tubing and fittings. Swiftech claims the pump is powerful enough to support additional liquid cooled components like a video card and/or additional radiators.

    The H220-X is now available on Swiftech's website for $139.95.
    Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech® (OTC Pink Current: RCHN) today announced the release of the H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit.

    The patent pending H220-X liquid cooling system is Swiftech's next generation all-in-one CPU cooler featuring a dual 120mm copper radiator coupled to an enthusiast grade pump and water-block. As in previous Swiftech® offerings, the product remains entirely focused on low to inaudible operating noise with extreme thermal performance, and it is engineered to appeal to the broadest possible spectrum of performance oriented users ranging from casual to hard-core enthusiasts. For casual users, the kit is shipped factory pre-filled, ready for plug-and-play installation, and it is maintenance free during its three year warranty period. For enthusiast users, the kit can be fully customized thanks to easily replaceable tubing and fittings, and its powerful pump can easily support additional components such as graphics cards and/or extra radiator(s).

    The H220-X leverages Swiftech's patent pending technology initially developed for the MCR-X20 Drive series of radiators, in which the pump is fully integrated into the radiator instead of being built into the waterblock. It features a compact dual 120mm copper and brass radiator, a built-in backlit reservoir with visible coolant level, and Swiftech’s recently released flagship Apogee™ XL waterblock for extreme cooling performance.

    Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech’s chairman and CEO declared: “Our patent pending technology is the result of years of development and it clearly demonstrates Swiftech’s ability to think outside the box. The H220-X CPU cooling kit embodies everything we stand for at Swiftech®: innovation, performance, quality, and most importantly an unwavering dedication to our customers. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff at Swiftech for the passion and perseverance that have led us to this moment. Development of the H220-X has allowed us to implement several key enhancements to the pump that is also at the heart of the original H220 kit, and the H220 will continue to be marketed in regions where intellectual property rights are not disputed; in the end, both H220 and H220-X have greatly benefited from these efforts, and I look forward to see them fill different market niches based on users tastes and preferences”.
    H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit

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