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Thermaltake Suppressor F51 case focuses on silence May 23, 2015 - 12:13
Is this the GeForce GTX 980 Ti? May 23, 2015 - 09:53
NVIDIA hotfix reactivates GTX 900M overclocking May 23, 2015 - 09:45
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti specifications leak May 22, 2015 - 17:40
Razer Firefly mousepad has customizable 16.8m LED lighting May 22, 2015 - 17:24
Frostbite engine director reveals the AMD Fiji card May 22, 2015 - 16:51
NVIDIA once again disables GTX 900M overclocking May 22, 2015 - 16:42
Apple said to be working on 12-inch iPad May 22, 2015 - 16:38
Sharkoon ships USB 3.1 storage enclosure May 22, 2015 - 15:41
Google rumored to be making OS for Internet of Things May 22, 2015 - 12:33
Samsung ramping up 10nm node for full production by end of 2016 May 22, 2015 - 12:28
AMD: Change of control terminates x86 cross-license for both May 22, 2015 - 11:41
Intel HQ gets rooftop wind turbines May 22, 2015 - 11:35
Biostar to show off Intel 100 series based motherboards at Computex May 22, 2015 - 11:18
AMD CFO: x86 license no issue for merger or takeover May 21, 2015 - 15:32
Kerrisdale Capital: AMD to file for bankruptcy by 2020 May 21, 2015 - 15:16
Intel Skylake launch schedule leaks May 21, 2015 - 14:48
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Posted on Saturday, May 23 2015 @ 12:13:10 CEST by
Just before the weekend Thermaltake announced its Suppressor F51, a new full-tower that seems to be inspired by the design of the Fractal Design Define series. The Suppressor F51 is equipped with sound dampening panels and supports motherboards from Mini-ITX to E-ATX form factor. It will be available with or without case window, you can check the full specifications over here.

This SPCC steel case measures 525 x 230 x 577 mm and weighs 11.8kg. It has room for two 5.25" drives, up to six 2.5" or 3.5" storage disks, and eight PCI slots. Depending on the fan size, there's room for seven to ten fans, of which two are included. Alternatively, there's also room for two watercooling radiators with a maximum size of 420mm plus room for two smaller units.

Pricing and availability is unknown but if the Fractal Design Define R5 is any guide, it may be over 100EUR.
Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, has unveiled the Suppressor F51 window/non-window mid-tower chassis, the latest series to the Thermaltake case line. Featuring leading-edge sound reduction panels on all sides, expand your cooling options with removable panels for the perfect balance in silent operation and cooling performance. The Suppressor F51 supports a range of motherboard platforms from Mini ITX to E-ATX solutions, unrivaled liquid cooling expansion and expandability for all high-end GPU solutions users.

The Suppressor F51 will also be on display from June 2nd to June 6th at COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall 4th floor, Booth M110

Features of Suppressor F51 Mid-Tower Chassis:

Tool-free Installation
Innovative 5.25” and 3.5” tool-free drive bay design minimizes installation/removal with hidden drive bays on the back panel to provide a clean look and improved expansion for liquid cooling components. The “2 + 6” drive bay with modular drive racks allows multiple SSD/HDD devices for improved storage capacity.

Fully Modular Design
With removable “2 + 6” drive racks, gain more for custom cooling components to freely interchange SSD/HDD cage sections for maximum interior space. Take the advantage to include high-end, maximum capacity, cooling allotment without the reduction of GPU length limitations when incorporating liquid cooling expansion for the ultimate cooling performance.

Dust Reduction
Super fine fan filters provide excellent protection and reduction against dirt and dust on the top, inside front panel, and bottom. The magnetic fan filter on the top simply attaches to the filter for dust filtration.

Handy I/O Ports with Fan Speed Control
Designed with convenience and cleanness in mind, Suppressor F51 has a built in fan speed control that supports up to four fans at the same time on the top-front panel , and together with the dual USB 3.0 and 2.0, a HD audio connector, power, and reset button, direct and easy access for external devices are granted.

Modular Sound-damping Design
Built-in sound-damping panels incorporated on the top, front, and side panels of the Suppressor F51 chassis reinforce noise reduction for silent operation. Optimizing cooling performance with removable mounted top panels expand cooling configurations for both air and liquid cooling solutions. Design and build a custom leading-edge silent operation PC with options for 120/140/200mm cooling fans and liquid cooling support for single, dual and triple radiator applications.

Optimized Silent Operation
Preinstalled sound-damping foams of F51 reduce noise and acoustic levels within the entire chassis for extreme silent purpose.

Optimized Cooling Performance
After the removal of all sound-damping covers from the top panel, Suppressor F51 dissipates heat more efficiently. The temperature decreases 2.6°C/36.38°F without any sound damping covers.

Outstanding Ventilation
The Suppressor F51 delivers advanced cooling performance for DIY/AIO liquid cooling and air cooling systems. With wide top-to-bottom side ventilation grills, air intake is maximized with a single 200mm front fan built-in and includes options for up to (3) 120mm or 140mm front fans with the provided ODD bridge (optional) combined with (2) bottom mount 120mm fan locations for maximum fan space selection. Dissipate heat properly with (1) rear built-in 140mm fan and (3) sectional top mounts to manage proper air flow in and out.

High-end Complete Solution
The Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Window enables users to build a complete high-end system that supports up to triple 120/140mm liquid cooling radiators or up to 200mm case fans. With extended graphic card support (up to 465mm), the Suppressor F51 simultaneously protects the hardware and increases the CPU’s overclocking potential for users looking to get the most out of their hardware. Most importantly, the Suppressor F51 delivers outstanding cooling efficiency, reduced exterior noise and dust signatures for ideal silent operation.
ThermalTake Suppressor F51

Posted on Saturday, May 23 2015 @ 09:53:46 CEST by
VideoCardz claims to have received photos of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card! This new video card uses the same reference design PCB as the Titan X and has 8-in + 6-pin power connectors and the same display connector configuration as Titan X (DVI, HDMI and three DisplayPorts). The GeForce GTX 980 Ti has no backplate.

GTX 980 Ti

GTX 980 Ti

Posted on Saturday, May 23 2015 @ 09:45:43 CEST by
Well that didn't take long. Thursday complaints hit the web about NVIDIA's most recent mobile driver releases, which once again disabled overclocking on mobile GPUs, and yesterday afternoon the green team already issued a hotfix for this issue!
This is a GeForce Hot Fix driver, version 353.00 that addresses the following issues:

  • Fixes a regression that prevented overclocking the GPU on some GeForce Notebooks
  • Meanwhile the Catalyst 15.5 Beta driver AMD promised would arrive this week is still missing in action. This release should contain performance enhancements for Project Cars & The Witcher 3.

    Via: TPU

    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 17:40:53 CEST by
    NVIDIA logo
    Rumors hit the web that the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti is imminent. Samples have reportedly reached reviewers and there are whispers that the card may be launched sooner than expected.

    VideoCardz speculates the card may be launched as soon as May 28th, which is the launch day of the new SHIELD TV console, while other rumors point to a Computex launch in early June. Based on leaked performance figures from an unnamed source, the site claims the performance difference between the GTX 980 Ti and the Titan X will be minimal.

    TechPowerUp on the other hand came across leaked specifications at Korean tech site HWBattle. If this leak is accurate, the GTX 980 Ti has a GM200-310 GPU with 2816 CUDA cores, which implies NVIDIA disabled 2 of the 24 SMMs (streaming multiprocessor Maxwell) on the GM200 to create the GTX 980 Ti.

    Rumored specifications of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti:
  • ASIC: GM200-310, 28 nm
  • 2,816 CUDA cores
  • 176 TMUs
  • Unknown ROP count
  • 384-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • 6 GB standard memory amount

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    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 17:24:46 CEST by
    Razer has created a new mousepad with customizable lighting effects. The Firefly is a hard gaming mousepad with Razer's 16.8 million color Chroma LED light system, which is customizable via the Razer Synapse software.

    Firefly measures 355mm x 255mm x 4mm (L x W x H)- and weighs 380g. It has a micro-textured surface for balanced gameplay and an anti-slip rubber base. The mousepad connects to your PC via a braided, seven-foot long USB cable.

    Pricing is pretty high for a mousepad, it will start shipping next month for $59.99 (74.99EUR).
    Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling.

    Razer Firefly has lighting along its left, right and bottom borders and can sync up with other Chroma enabled Razer devices for virtually limitless color combinations.

    Engineered with all the trusted Razer gaming-grade performance features, the Razer Firefly has a micro-textured finish for the balance between control and speed. The optimized reflective surface ensures mouse movements translate to precise cursor movements and rapid in-game responsiveness.

    “The Razer Firefly opens up a new category for the Chroma family,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed the Razer Firefly with the best components for a gaming mouse mat, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma lighting. No one said you can’t win with style.”

    The Razer Firefly joins other Chroma-enabled Razer devices, including the award-winning Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mice, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard and Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headset. All Chroma products feature the option of 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows the devices to sync lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button.

    Razer Firefly will also be included in the Chroma SDK, with which game developers can integrate advanced lighting effects into their games for a more immersive experience.
    Razer Firefly

    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 16:51:42 CEST by
    AMD Graphics logo
    Johan Andersson, technical director of the Frostbite engine at EA, published a photo on Twitter of AMD's upcoming Fiji card! More details about this card, previously believed to be named Radeon R9 390X, will be released next month.


    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 16:42:32 CEST by
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    TechPowerUp reports NVIDIA's new laptop driver releases have once again disabled overclocking on mobile GPUs. Earlier this year the company was in the new for the exact same reason, in February its GeForce 347.29 WHQL driver disabled GPU overclocking on laptops, with NVIDIA claiming a "bug" allowed overclocking on previous drivers.

    Due to pressure from computer enthusiasts, NVIDIA re-enabled overclocking in the GeForce 347.88 but it seems the latest R350 and R352 drivers no longer allow it.
    Hoping that nobody would notice, the company seems to have reinstated the overclocking block, or "clock-block" as the community is calling it; with its R350 and R352 drivers, such as the GeForce 352.86. Enthusiasts in notebook-centric communities such as NotebookReview, discovered that the latest GeForce drivers prevent overclocking if it reads a "lock-bit" in the video BIOS.
    In what sounds like a repeat of what happened last time, NVIDIA promises to re-enable overclocking in a future driver release.

    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 16:38:19 CEST by
    Apple logo
    Word is going around the web that Apple is going to supersize its tablet lineup with a new 12" version of the iPad. According to reports, the 12" iPad would have support for multiple log-in accounts as well as allow side-by-side app multi-tasking.
    According to a report from 9to5Mac, which cites several sources familiar with the matter, those software features could be unveiled at Apple's WWDC conference next month, while the larger iPad might hit shelves some time later this year.

    While iPhone sales have soared, iPad sales haven't fared as well. Last quarter, for example, the company sold 12.6 million iPads — 2.4 million units less than analysts predicted and 23% fewer units sold compared with the same time last year.


    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 15:41:17 CEST by
    Sharkoon introduces an external USB 3.1 case for 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs. With a MSRP of 34.99EUR it's pretty expensive though.
    Sharkoon expands its range of external drive enclosures and presents a variant for the new USB 3.1 standard: The QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 provides an elegant dwelling for a 2.5" SATA HDD/SDD. The internal controller supports the SATA Revision 3.0 and is backward compatible to Revision 2.0 and 1.0. External connection occurs via a micro-B port. The USB 3.1 case supports Windows 8 UASP and offers a maximum transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second.

    Disks with a height up to 9.5 mm can be installed. Assembly is completely tool-free and is done within a few simple steps. To do this, the case frame can be simply unlocked and slid open. With the black, brushed aluminium cover, the QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 visually impresses. A blue LED also indicates operation and data transfer. The hard drive case measures a compact 134 x 85 x 14 mm (L x W x H) and weighs only 51 grams. Packaging includes short instructions as well as a USB 3.1 cable (type-A plug to micro-B port).

    Additionally, Sharkoon presents the USB 3.1 Host Controller Card with a suitable PCIe expansion card for PCs. The card supports PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 plus is available with two external USB 3.1 connectors (type-A ports). The maximum transfer rate amounts to 10 Gbit/s. The Host Controller Card allows easy connection of USB 3.1 devices to a PC and is also backward compatible to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems are supported. Packaging includes a CD with needed drivers and a PDF manual.

    End customers will find the Sharkoon QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 available for the suggested retail price of 34.99 euros from authorized retailers. The Sharkoon USB 3.1 Host Controller Card is also available for the suggested retail price of 34.99 euros.
    Google logo

    Posted on Friday, May 22 2015 @ 12:33:22 CEST by
    Google logo
    Rumor has it that Google is developing Brillo, a new light-weight operating system for the Internet of Things. The new OS is based on Android and will be intended for ultra-low-power devices with as little as 64MB or 32MB of RAM. Google's intention seems to be to clean up the fragmented landscape by offering Brillo for free to OEMs.
    The report says Brillo will be aimed at ultra low-power devices with as little as 64 or 32MB of RAM. With the abundance of smart home technology like connected light bulbs, door locks, sensors, and whatever other crazy connected objects the IoT crowd dreams up on Kickstarter, Google clearly sees an opportunity.

    Such devices need to boot up, use an SoC, handle input and output, and communicate over a network—all things the Linux-based Android OS is great at; it's just a little heavy right now. As was the case when Android entered the market, right now it's up to the hardware vendors themselves to create the IoT operating system. The Information says Google wants to move in and clean up the fragmented mess by offering Brillo for free to OEMs.
    Source: ARS Technica

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