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Raspberry Pi Zero computer board costs just $5 November 26, 2015 - 15:10
ASUS follows up with a 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti November 26, 2015 - 14:49
ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha is out November 26, 2015 - 14:45
SK Hynix rejects $5.3 billion investment offer from Tsinghua November 26, 2015 - 14:35
AMD mainstream Zen APUs to offer performance similar to PS4 and Xbox One November 26, 2015 - 14:26
Sticking with IE10 or older can lock you out of Windows security updates November 26, 2015 - 14:18
Samsung mass producing 128GB DDR4 server modules November 26, 2015 - 13:59
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Ti on the way to fight the R9 390X? November 26, 2015 - 13:49
AMD gives entire Fury lineup and R9 380/390 series a price cut November 26, 2015 - 13:17
MSI ECO series motherboards promise higher energy efficiency November 26, 2015 - 12:07
Intel catching up with Moore's Law, sees no long-term problems November 25, 2015 - 14:42
Which tech firm has the youngest employees? November 25, 2015 - 14:03
Acer preparing gaming laptop push for 2016 November 25, 2015 - 13:51
Phanteks Power Splitter lets you power two PCs with one PSU November 25, 2015 - 10:59
Biostar GeForce Gaming GTX 950 is out November 25, 2015 - 10:51
AMD ceases driver support for pre-GCN video cards November 24, 2015 - 18:10
Club 3D reveals DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Adapter November 24, 2015 - 17:43
NVIDIA shows off GameWorks features of Rainbow Six: Siege November 24, 2015 - 16:59
Dell details how you can remove its own security backdoor (updated) November 24, 2015 - 16:51
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Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 15:10:08 CET by
Raspberry Pi introduced its most affordable computer board to date. The new Raspberry Pi Zero costs a mere $5 and features a 1GHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 based processor, 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM, a micro-SD memory card slot, a Mini-HDMI socket, Micro-USB sockets for data and power and unpopulated 40-pin GPIO and compositive video headers. The board measures just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm and can be bought via these links.
The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.
Raspberry Pi Zero

If you live in the UK, you might be interested in picking up the December issue of The MagPi magazine, it features a free Raspberry Pi Zero on the front cover!

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 14:49:53 CET by
About half a year ago ASUS launched GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition and now the company follows up with a 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti. The card features the same gold-colored cooling solution and promises to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti available in the retail channel. The card has a 1266MHz core, 1367MHz Boost and 6GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 7200MHz.
ASUS is releasing the GTX 980 Ti version for the 20th Anniversary Golden Edition to celebrate 20 years of making graphics cards. This will be the last chance to get the limited edition gold card. It is not just a GTX 980 Ti in gold, this is the fastest GTX 980 Ti on the planet - even without liquid cooling! Yes, you can buy it, with the GPU base clock set to a whopping 1,266MHz, and 1,367Mhz for GPU boosted clock! To put that in perspective, that is even higher than the mighty ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti with a base clock of of 1,216 MHz and boosted clock of 1,317Mhz! This translates to 22.1% more performance in Grand Theft Auto V and 20.8% more frames per second in Witcher 3 when compared to reference!

Advanced features such as Memory Defroster for LN2 overclocking, color-coded Load Indicator to display GPU load level, and Safe Mode for instant VBIOS reload are all onboard. DirectCU II with 0dB fan technology provides complete silence for general use, while being 30% cooler and three times quieter than reference during more intensive gaming. Each card is produced using the new environmentally-friendly ASUS AUTO-EXTREME technology, which also makes every card consistently better in quality while increasing overclocking headroom.

While ASUS has been making motherboards since 1989, since 1995 it started development of graphics cards and innovations to differentiate them in the market. Since then, not only have many of these upgrades have become industry standards, collectively our media awards have made ASUS the best-selling and most award-winning graphics card brand, and the most popular brand on Futuremark’s 3DMark leaderboard.
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Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 14:45:59 CET by
ASUS shows off its ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha, with enhanced aesthetics, higher memory speed support and more connectivity options. Full specs over here.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VIII Hero Alpha, an ATX Z170-based gaming motherboard packed with advanced gamer-friendly features and the very latest connectivity — and the world’s first motherboard with an integrated RGB header compatible with standard 12V RGB LED strips for instant custom illumination.

Maximus VIII Hero Alpha is the latest evolution of ROG’s gamer-delighting Maximus VIII Hero motherboard, upping the game with the two new four-pin headers for RGB strips, 2×2 (2T2R) 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C powered by an Intel® USB 3.1 controller for super-speed data transfers of up to 10Gbit/s, and dual NVM Express (NVMe) U.2 sockets and M.2 for extreme 32Gbit/s transfers and up to three-way RAID setups.

Based on the latest Intel Z170 Express chipset, Maximus VIII Hero Alpha is engineered with multiple exclusive technologies for the best gaming performance and epic overclocking experiences with Intel 6th-generation processors and DDR4 memory. These advanced features include 5-Way Optimization auto-tuning for instant performance boosts, second-generation T-Topology for next-level DDR4 memory overclocking, and Pro Clock technology for turbo-charged base-clock (BCLK) frequencies.

Maximus VIII Hero Alpha also includes the best gaming audio with SupremeFX 2015 with Sonic Studio II, the best gaming networking with the latest Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst IVBeta technologies.

Best gaming connectivity: RGB Strip Header, 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, U.2, M.2 and USB 3.1
Maximus VIII Hero Alpha builds on the success and popularity of Maximus VIII Hero by adding loads of great new connectivity options, plus an exciting new instant-illumination RGB pathway. With two patented four-pin Aura RGB-Strip headers and included extension cables, it’s quick and easy for users to cast brilliant colors across their gaming rigs and room. It takes just a moment to slide a standard 12V RGB strip onto the Aura RGB-strip header, then the user is able to weave their lighting any way they like. Maximus VIII Hero Alpha also has the Aura lighting-control utility to command the motherboard’s powerful built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips, or both — and in perfect synchronization. With Aura, users enjoy the creative freedom of six different lighting schemes, including controls for customized static, strobing and pulsating effects. Tempo-tracking and CPU-temperature-indication modes are also available.

Maximus VIII Hero Alpha has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi built in, with 2×2 (2T2R) dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867Mbit/s transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user experiences the best wireless and online speeds.

To unlock the full potential the latest solid-state drives (SSDs), Maximus VIII Hero Alpha has dual NVMe U.2 connectors. This revolutionary specification enables SSDs to scream at top speed, while offering plug-and-play ease for users to experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbit/s. Maximus VIII Hero Alpha also has an M.2 connector with x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, enabling up to three-way RAID setups for stupendous speed or data redundancy. In internal labs tests, Maximus VIII Hero Alpha has achieved write speeds of 3386MB/s and read operations of an incredible 3575MB/s — exploiting its optimized layout to deliver the best storage performance on Intel’s 6th-generation platform (‘Skylake’).

Maximus VIII Hero Alpha also has the newest USB 3.1 built in, including both USB 3.1 Type-A ports and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C sockets for superb convenience and data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice (2X) as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices, and ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further.

Best gaming performance: Second-gen T-topology, 5-Way Optimization, Pro Clock and DDR 3800+
Maximus VIII Hero Alpha benefits from 5-Way Optimization technology with automated overclocking and unrivaled fan control for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts. This exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential system aspects based on real-time use for superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even includes networking and audio settings tailored for favorite games and apps.

The latest ROG gaming motherboard also has second-generation ASUS T-Topology built in, enabling users to take DDR4 memory overclocking to new heights: over 3800MHz is possible with Maximus VIII Hero Alpha’s memory slots fully populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, second-generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.

For the ultimate in cooling and quietness Maximus VIII Hero Alpha features advanced fan and water-pump controls, coupled to onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection — all controlled by the intuitive simplicity of Fan Xpert 3. A dedicated onboard water-pump header ensures that best water-cooling efficiency is instantly accessible, and another fan-extension header is also built in for better upgradability

Maximus VIII Hero Alpha also packs Pro Clock technology, a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base-clock frequencies of 400MHz — and even beyond[1]. This custom solution works in tandem with ASUS ROG’s TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control. Boot times can be reduced, jitter is lowered and stability is increased under heavy overclocking — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.

Best gaming audio: Champion-level SupremeFX 2015, Sonic Studio II, and one-click auto-tuning
Maximus VIII Hero Alpha has champion-level audio, inside and out. ROG’s engineers have reinvented integrated audio, with the very best gaming-audio inputs and outputs, special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully-selected, professional-grade audio components, including an ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream™ technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon® capacitors, 2VRMS headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600ohms) for purest sound quality.

SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II to apply different audio effects for the most enjoyable entertainment, plus Perfect Voice noise-cancellation technology for both incoming and outgoing communications to give team conversations total clarity. This intuitive audio-tuning suite includes one-click virtual-surround function that emulates 7.1 channels, through even stereo (2.0-channel) headsets. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ — ensuring that everything emitted by Maximus VIII Hero Alpha sounds just amazing.

Sonic Studio II incorporates Casting Enhancer to improve both streaming and recording audio quality, reducing noise artifacts and stabilizing overall voice volume. It also enhances all the rich details and boosts the bass effects of in-game sounds and music to deliver audio experiences with real feeling.

Best gaming networking: Lag-banishing Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst IVBeta
Maximus VIII Hero Alpha combines superior hardware and software technologies to deliver a knock-out blow to lag for online gaming without stutter.

The very latest Intel Gigabit Ethernet (I219-V) reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally-high TCP and UDP throughput, freeing up more computing power for gaming and gameplay, while exclusive LANGuard signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components ensure reliable connections and better throughput. The new gaming boards also have electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges.

All-new and exclusive GameFirst IVBeta technology prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — users need only choose the Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing preset to watch their networks fly. GameFirst IVBeta also includes Multi-Gate Teaming to team all available networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay.
ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 14:35:20 CET by
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As covered in previous news articles, Chinese state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup is seeking to become one of the largest chip makers in the world via a series of investments. Now we hear news that Tsinghua Unigroup has made an offer to buy 20 percent of South Korean chip maker SK Hynix for around $5.3 billion, with the condition that SK Hynix needs to construct a NAND memory chip plant in China. Barron's reports SK Hynix rejected the offer and said it was not for sale.
“Studying other industries that China entered (Smartphones, Solar, LCD to name a few), it is clear that once China enters an industry it will not stop until it dominates the market with value and economics being destroyed every single time. SK Hynix very well aware of this, which is a key reason why they declined Tsinghua’s proposal in our opinion,” wrote Bernstein Research‘s Mark Newman. Phew.


Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 14:26:02 CET by
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Some more rumors and speculation about AMD's future Zen lineup was published over at WCCF Tech. The site claims Zen-based desktop FX processors are slated for Q4 2016, whereas Zen-based APUs won't arrive until sometime in 2017. One interesting nugget the site has learned is that even the frugal notebook chips of the Zen lineup will offer performance comparable with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Fortunately that’s not all we have for you today, as we’ve managed to learn about a number of additional interesting tidbits as well. There are several SKUs planned based on the Zen CPU die, with 8, 6 and 4 cores with the possibility of even higher core counts later on. The Zen core itself is surprisingly compact and power efficient. The CPU die itself isn’t particularly large and the Zen FX CPUs will target mainstream price points in which they will compete very aggressively with their upcoming Intel counterparts. This is a space that’s been traditionally occupied by Intel’s quadcore I7, i5 and dual core i3 CPUs .

Zen FX CPUs will debut with a brand new chipset on socket AM4 that’s planned to push AMD’s connectivity, storage and entire feature set forward and much closer to parity with Intel. The upcoming FX processors will also include enhanced platform security features built directly into the hardware.


Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 14:18:12 CET by
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Microsoft issued a warning that web users refusing to update to Internet Explorer 11 might be locked out of some future security updates. The Inquirer specifies that not upgrading IE may make it impossible to get Threshold 2 (Windows 10 November Update) or even some potentially vital security patches.

Internet Explorer 11 is the end of the line for Microsoft's old browser. The final version of IE will continue to be supported until the end-of-life date of Windows 10, but consumers are expected to upgrade to Edge (or Chrome, Firefox, etc).
IE has been included with Windows 10 specifically for compatibility reasons aimed squarely at web apps that rely on plug-ins such as ActiveX controls which are not available in Edge.

Instead, the company has added various compatibility mode add-ons to IE 11 and has warned that it will stop supporting earlier versions of the browser on 12 January 2016, after which time only the most recent version will receive security updates and backwards compatibility improvements.

Microsoft has, however, assured customers that IE has a future, at least in the medium term, saying: "IE 11 is the last major version of IE, and will continue to be supported for the life of the operating system on which it is installed, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10."


Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 13:59:45 CET by
While the majority of gamers has 8GB or less of system memory, the server market will soon see the arrival of the first 128GB DDR4 modules! Samsung announced it's now mass producing world's first through silicon via (TSV) DDR4 server memory modules with a capacity of 128GB.

A single stick of 128GB DDR4 memory features a whopping 36 4GB DRAM packages, containing a total of 144 of 8Gb DDR4 memory chips made on a 20nm process and assembled with TSV packaging technology.

The module runs at 2400MHz and promises power savings of up to 50 percent versus the 64GB modules that were revealed in 2014. Samsung promises future versions of its TSV DRAM will hit 2667MHz and 3200MHz frequencies.
Samsung Electronics announced that it is mass producing the industry’s first “through silicon via” (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules, for enterprise servers and data centers.

Following Samsung’s introduction of the world-first 3D TSV DDR4 DRAM (64GB) in 2014, the company’s new TSV registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) marks another breakthrough that opens the door for ultra-high capacity memory at the enterprise level. Samsung’s new TSV DRAM module boasts the largest capacity and the highest energy efficiency of any DRAM modules today, while operating at high speed and demonstrating excellent reliability.

“We are pleased that volume production of our high speed, low-power 128GB TSV DRAM module will enable our global IT customers and partners to launch a new generation of enterprise solutions with dramatically improved efficiency and scalability for their investment,” said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to expand our technical cooperation with global leaders in servers, consumer electronics and emerging markets, where consumers can benefit from innovative technology that enhances their productivity and the overall user experience.”

The 128GB TSV DDR4 RDIMM is comprised of a total of 144 DDR4 chips, arranged into 36 4GB DRAM packages, each containing four 20-nanometer (nm)-based 8-gigabit (Gb) chips assembled with cutting-edge TSV packaging technology.

Conventional chip packages interconnect die stacks using wire bonding, whereas in TSV packages, the chip dies are ground down to a few dozen micrometers, pierced with hundreds of fine holes and vertically connected by electrodes passing through the holes, allowing for a significant boost in signal transmission. In addition to capitalizing on the industry’s highest capacity and TSV’s advanced circuitry, Samsung’s 128GB TSV DDR4 module has a special design through which the master chip of each 4GB package embeds the data buffer function to optimize module performance and power consumption.

As a result, Samsung’s advanced 128GB TSV DDR4 RDIMM provides a low-power solution for next-generation servers with speeds at up to 2,400 megabits per second (Mbps), achieving nearly twice the performance, while cutting power usage by 50 percent, compared to using the previous highest capacity DRAM modules ? 64GB LRDIMMs, whose four-chip package stacks are hampered by power and speed limitations caused by their use of conventional wire bonding.

Samsung is responding to growing demand for ultra-high capacity DRAM by accelerating production of TSV technology in the market and quickly ramping up 20nm 8Gb DRAM chips to improve manufacturing productivity. In solidifying its technology leadership and expanding the market for premium memory solutions, the company plans to provide a complete lineup of its new high-performance TSV DRAM modules within the next several weeks including 128GB load reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs).

In addition, Samsung will continue to maintain its technology leadership by introducing TSV DRAM with higher performance. These will include modules with data transfer speeds of up to 2,667Mbps and 3,200Mbps that help to meet intensifying enterprise server needs, while expanding TSV applications into high bandwidth memory (HBM) and consumer products.
Samsung 128GB DDR4

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 13:49:24 CET by
Rumors are going around that NVIDIA is working on a GeForce GTX 960 Ti to fill a gap in its product lineup. This new video card may be based on a cut-down GM204 and would compete with AMD's Radeon R9 380X.
Please note that the information contained in this article is technically a rumor, which comes from the chinese website Benchlife.info. That said, the publication has a very good track record with leak,s not to mention are reporting on something that makes sense. Nvidia has a gap in their price point lineup and according to the source, is preparing to fill it with a new edition to the family – probably based on the GM204 die (cut down).
Via: WCCF Tech

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 13:17:55 CET by
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AMD seems to have dropped the MSRP of its Fury lineup as big e-tailers like Amazon and Newegg are now selling the cards at reduced pricing.

The Radeon R9 Fury X was launched or $649 and can now be bought for as ow as $589, or even $569 after a rebate.

Next is the Radeon R9 Nano, this model originally carried the same $649 price tag as the Fury X but can now be found for $569, or $549 after rebate.

Last but not least, the R9 Fury can now be bought for $499, $50 less than its introduction price.

It doesn't stop there though, the R9 390X dropped from $429 to $379 and the R9 390 fell from $329 to $279. Take advantage of the rebate promo and the pricing drops another $20. Similarly, the R9 380 2GB dropped from $199 to $169 and the R9 380 4GB from $225 to $179. After rebate, the pricing is $139 and $159, respectively.

We wonder if NVIDIA is going to react to this!

Source: WCCF Tech

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 12:07:47 CET by
MSI rolled out three new motherboards in its ECO series; the H170M ECO, B150M ECO and H110M ECO. These motherboards reportedly feature an optimized PCB and circuitry design to offer higher energy efficiency than typical motherboards, while delivering full performance in any power saving mode.
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces its 2nd generation of ECO motherboards, based on Intel’s 100-series ‘Skylake’ chipset. Introducing 3 new models, the MSI H170M ECO, B150M ECO, and H110M ECO motherboards offer industry leading power efficiency while retaining optimal performance. This is made possible through the new MSI ECO Series motherboards optimized PCB and circuitry design. This allows for saving more energy without sacrificing performance, compatibility or functionality. ECO Genie and ECO Center Pro allows the user to completely control the system’s power consumption and feature set through an easy to use interface.

MSI ECO Series
The 2nd generation MSI ECO Series motherboards offer more features than ever, without impacting it’s power efficiency or performance. Reliable and efficient Intel® Gigabit LAN with 15kv anti-surge LAN Protect offers a stable and secure networking solution. Through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials, Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide industry leading stability. Even Audio Boost can now be found on MSI ECO Series motherboards as a testament to technical ingenuity.

Industry leading power saving design
MSI ECO Center ProMSI ECO Series motherboards are focusing on power efficiency. ECO PCB is a groundbreaking hardware design for ECO Series to use less power. Included in the new PCB design is hardware based control to cut off all power to features on the motherboard. The hardware control of onboard features also allows control of standby power.

100% Performance
MSI ECO SeriesECO Series revolutionary PCB design preserves optimal performance while saving power. Where other power saving options highly impact performance because of undervolting and lowering clock speeds, MSI ECO Series motherboards are capable of delivering 100% performance while operating in any power saving mode.

100% Compatibility
MSI ECO SeriesNo need to worry about compatibility. While others exclude support for high TDP processors to save power, MSI ECO Series motherboards support all Intel® 6th generation Core™, Pentium® and Celeron® processors. Because of its power saving nature MSI ECO Series motherboards are optimized for Intel® S & T series power efficient processors. High speed DDR4 memory is also supported in both single and dual channel mode.

100% Features
MSI ECO SeriesThe 2nd generation ECO motherboards are packed with more features then ever. Equipped with DDR4 Boost, a high quality Gigabit network solution from Intel®, Audio Boost and much more, the MSI ECO Series motherboards are optimized to deliver great power efficiency and a rich user experience at the same time.

ECO Genie
MSI ECO SeriesECO Genie is a new solution in BIOS to set up and customize ECO profile easily. Besides the 3 pre-configured modes, it allows to set the details such as disabling hyper-threading, or choosing voltage modes.

Intel® Gigabit LAN
MSI ECO SeriesAlways connected with INTEL® Gigabit LAN networking. MSI ECO Series motherboards feature INTEL® Gigabit LAN, optimized to deliver a stable and efficient network connection at low CPU usage. With the 15kv anti-surge LAN Protect to lower your system under risk.

ECO Center Pro
ECO Center Pro allows turning off the power completely for casefans, LEDs… etc. For more convenience in power saving ECO Center Pro offers 3 pre-configured fully customizable power saving modes through ECO mode, Lounge mode and Server mode.
MSI ECO series motherboards

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