Posted on Wednesday, February 26 2020 @ 13:50:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Raijintek showcases its ANTILA D5 EVO RBW, a new pump-reservoir watercooling product with fancy RGB LED effects.
Pricing and availability is unknown.
RAIJINTEK’S NEW ANTILA D5 EVO RBW pump (with 200mm reservoir), integrated a Unique rainbow A-RGB ( 5V Addressable) LED light cap. The highest level solution for PC enthusiasts and custom PC Modder’s to create a super RGB LED light water cooling system. ANTILA D5 EVO RBW features the maximum pressure of up to 50 PSI, and achieve a super flow discharge up to 1500L/hr & a Head-lift of 4 meter (13 feet) at maximum speed, thus it is the heart of your liquid cooling loop. Outstanding performance and reliability, ANTILA D5 EVO RBW is manufactured from highest quality POM and PMMA material to provide a crystal clear, steadily, silently, high performance, durable solution. ANTILA D5 EVO RBW allows PC enthusiasts not only to construct a remarkably superior liquid cooling system but also combine externally-modular upgrades for their chassis. A sturdy Bracket also provides users a reliable, direction options and friendly installation. ANTILA D5 EVO RBW is the best showcase water cooling LED PUMP for your system!
Rainbow A-RGB [5V Addressable] LED light
Super flow discharge 1500 L/H
Superior head-lift 13 feet [4 meter]
Reliable, light weighted POM construction
High quality real tempered glass Reservoir
Support bracket to provide sturdy, reliable and friendly installation
Easy mounting and connection in multiple locations
Operating steadily and silently
Advanced building liquid loop - CPU, GPU, radiator and more DIY components
Compatible with RAIJINTEK PHORCYS series, Radiator, Water Blocks, Tubes
Posted on Wednesday, February 26 2020 @ 13:42:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD introduces the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and R1305G, two new embeded processors for OEMs. The R1102G is a 6W TDP dual-core part with 1.2GHz base clock, up to 2.6GHz Boost , and integrated graphics with 3 CUs. The R1305G has a 8-10W TDP rating, this is also a dual-core model but it has four threads. The base clock is 1.5GHz, the Boost is up to 2.8GHz and it has the same iGPU than the R1102G.
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the expansion of the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded ecosystem with two new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 low-power processors that provide customers with a new TDP range of 6 up to 10 watts. AMD also announced new customers offering Mini PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded processors from Sapphire, SECO, Simply NUC and others.
“AMD is ushering in a new age of high-performance computing for the embedded industry,” said Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president and general manager, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “We are doing this with cutting-edge technology to display immersive graphics in 4K resolution with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors, and we are now offering access to high performance in power-efficient solutions with these new low-power Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors.”
New AMD Ryzen Embedded Processors
In April 2019, AMD launched an expansion to the Ryzen Embedded processor lineup with the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC. Built on “Zen” CPU and Radeon™ “Vega” graphics cores, the Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor delivers 3X better CPU performance per watt1 compared to the previous generation AMD R-series Embedded processor, and 4X better CPU and graphics performance per dollar than the competition.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 family now includes two new processors designed for efficient power envelopes, the Ryzen™ Embedded R1102G and R1305G processors. The new processors scale from 6 up to 10 watts of TDP respectively, while also giving customers the ability to reduce system costs with less memory DIMMS and lower power requirements. With this low power envelope, these embedded processors give customers the ability to create fanless systems, opening new markets that can leverage the high-performance Ryzen Embedded processors. These two new processors are expected to be available for order at the end of March.
Customers adopting the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and R1305G include Kontron with a scalable mini-ITX platform and Simply NUC with a new mini PC unit called Red Oak, which offers affordable mainstream performance solutions with a cost optimized feature set to its lineup of Ryzen Embedded based Mini PCs.
Posted on Wednesday, February 26 2020 @ 13:30:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mozilla announces it's starting its rollout of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for US-based users of Firefox. Over the next couple of weeks, the browser maker will expand the rollout to confirm no major issues are discovered as this new protocol gets switched on by default.
Most web traffic has moved to encrypted communication over the past decade or so, but DNS requests still use plain-text. By moving DNS to an encrypted channel, Internet service providers and governments will have a more difficult time to spy on your browsing history.
The downside of DoH is that it means a centralization of DNS. To make DoH possible, Firefox is currently working with two "trusted resolvers:" Cloudflare and NextDNS.
At the creation of the internet, these kinds of threats to people’s privacy and security were known, but not being exploited yet. Today, we know that unencrypted DNS is not only vulnerable to spying but is being exploited, and so we are helping the internet to make the shift to more secure alternatives. We do this by performing DNS lookups in an encrypted HTTPS connection. This helps hide your browsing history from attackers on the network, helps prevent data collection by third parties on the network that ties your computer to websites you visit.
If you don't live in the US, you can switch on DoH manually in Firefox:
We’re enabling DoH by default only in the US. If you’re outside of the US and would like to enable DoH, you’re welcome to do so by going to Settings, then General, then scroll down to Networking Settings and click the Settings button on the right. Here you can enable DNS over HTTPS by clicking, and a checkbox will appear. By default, this change will send your encrypted DNS requests to Cloudflare.
The Register says there's some controversy here as Mozilla is basically saying "we decided it is best that you send all your DNS queries to Cloudflare". You gain some privacy and security on one hand, but there are some compromises. Google has no plan to follow Mozilla's approach. Instead, the search giant plans to implement DoH only if the configured DNS server supports it.
Posted on Wednesday, February 26 2020 @ 13:14:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A type confusion refers to coding bugs during which an app initializes data execution operations using input of a specific "type" but is tricked into treating the input as a different "type."
The "type confusion" leads to logical errors in the app's memory and can lead to situations where an attacker can run unrestricted malicious code inside an application.
The bug, which is listed as CVE-2020-6418, was disovered by Clement Lecigne, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group.
Posted on Wednesday, February 26 2020 @ 13:08:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
EE Times has a new article about how AI is changing the semiconductor space, you can read it over here. The article wraps up some announcements made at last week's ISSCC conference in San Francisco, including the news that Google is now using machine learning to improve place-and-route in IC design.
AI has been the most massive thing in the electronics sector for years, pulling an extraordinary amount of semiconductor research in its direction (along with venture capital and headlines). Acknowledging the obvious, the theme of this year’s Integrated Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) was “Integrated Circuits Powering the AI Era,” and the opening plenary session was constructed to map the extent to which AI has warped semiconductor space.
Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2020 @ 21:05:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NZXT presents H1, a small, vertical ITX case with pre-routed cable channels, a dual-chamber exhaust layout, an integrated 650W SFX-L 80Plus Gold certified PSU, and integrated all-in-one liquid cooling. H1 is made from steel and features a tempered glass front. NZXT includes an integrated PCIe riser card for vertical GPU mounting.
This model will ship next month for 349EUR ($349.99) and is offered in a matte white and matte black version.
NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, today announces the NZXT H1, a small form factor Mini-ITX case that includes an SFX-L 650w 80+ Gold PSU, 140 mm AIO, and PCIe riser card pre-installed for a simple building experience. In addition, the NZXT H1 is the focal point for a new high-end pre-build option for NZXT BLD called H1 Mini PC.
"Creating a small form factor case is something we have always wanted to improve upon because they are often challenging to build in and can hinder the performance of high-end hardware." says Johnny Hou, Founder and CEO of NZXT. "That is why we simplified the building process and focused on performance when designing the NZXT H1. We set out to make this one of the easiest builds you can undertake while leaving no compromises when gaming."
The NZXT H1 is a sleek, small, vertical chassis designed to fit elegantly in any battlestation, without limiting its gaming potential. Capable of housing most full-sized GPUs, the H1 was designed to effectively cool every component to prevent thermal throttling. Cable management is made easy with pre-routed cables and a rear-facing I/O on the bottom of the case which allows for simple cable clean-up.
The included components in the NZXT H1 (SFX-L 650w PSU, 140 mm AIO, and Gen 3 PCIe riser card) represent over a $250 USD value, decreasing the number of items that a customer needs to purchase separately. Additionally, each included component is pre-installed, which saves time and makes the NZXT H1 one of the most simple cases to build in.
Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2020 @ 20:46:24 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Corsair announces that several of its cooling products are now also available in white editions. This include some fans and water cooling elements:
CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today launched new versions of several popular cooling products in a beautiful white finish, perfect for builders looking to create a PC with a head-turning white aesthetic. White CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB Series fans, lit by a stunning 34 RGB LEDs across four distinct light loops, will elevate the look of any build. For custom cooling enthusiasts seeking the lower temperatures and unmatched visuals of the CORSAIR Hydro X Series, the CORSAIR XC7 RGB CPU Water Block and XD5 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo are now also available in white. Finally, a new small-form-factor Pump/Reservoir Combo, the Hydro X Series XD3 RGB, unlocks a new world of possibilities for installing Hydro X Series custom cooling in smaller, more compact cases.
CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB Series PWM fans launched in 2019 as the definitive RGB cooling fan on the market, with 34 RGB LEDs illuminating each fan. Four light loops – two in front and two in back – put your lighting on display, whether the fan is used for intake or exhaust. Now available in white, QL RGB Series fans can be purchased in single or multi-fan kits of either 120mm or 140mm sizes. Multi-fan kits come bundled with a CORSAIR iCUE Lighting Node CORE RGB Lighting Controller to fully customize and synchronize the fans’ impressive lighting through iCUE software. With leading RGB lighting, great PWM-controlled airflow, and a new pristine white look, white QL RGB Series fans offer spectacular lighting from any angle.
Since its launch in 2019, the CORSAIR Hydro X Series has grown to offer everything you need to build a gorgeous high-performance custom cooling system. Now available in a flawless titanium matte white finish, the Hydro X Series XC7 RGB CPU Water Block and the XD5 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo offer an immaculate new look for your next custom cooled system. The XC7 RGB CPU Water Block cools Intel® LGA 115X and AMD AM4 processors with a nickel-plated copper cold plate and more than 60 micro-cooling fins, with 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs to accent the look of your custom cooling system. The XD5 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo powers your loop with a Xylem D5 PWM pump, built into a 330ml reservoir equipped with ten individually addressable RGB LEDs. Whether you’re building your next PC or making that much needed upgrade, the best PCs deserve the best cooling – and the Hydro X Series delivers.
Lastly, a new addition to the Hydro X Series brings custom cooling to a whole new range of small-form-factor cases and builds – the XD3 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo. The XD3 RGB features a high-performance Xylem DDC PWM pump and measures just 114mm x 114mm x 58mm, allowing it to be installed in small-form-factor cases such as the CORSAIR 280X. 16 Individually addressable, iCUE-controlled RGB LEDs light up the XD3’s integrated 180ml reservoir, putting both your customizable lighting and coolant on display. Like its larger counterpart, the XD3 RGB includes an integrated temperature sensor that provides real-time coolant temperatures and enables automatic cooling control when paired with an iCUE Commander PRO (sold separately) and CORSAIR iCUE software.
Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2020 @ 20:41:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Corsair announces that its iCUE software is now compatible with the ASUS Aura Sync motherboards:
CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced that the extensive RGB lighting customization in CORSAIR iCUE software now extends to ASUS Aura Sync compatible motherboards. With both iCUE and the latest version of ASUS’ Aura Sync Utility installed, users can now fully control the RGB lighting on their ASUS motherboard through iCUE, as well as synchronize lighting with every iCUE-compatible CORSAIR device throughout their setup, from high-performance DRAM and CPU coolers to keyboards and mice.
CORSAIR iCUE software already offers the most robust system-wide RGB lighting control available, enabling users to customize all their CORSAIR product lighting in just a few clicks, or create complex multi-layer lighting effects and synchronize them across CORSAIR components and peripherals. With the addition of ASUS Aura Sync motherboard compatibility, iCUE can now control the lighting for nearly every component in a PC, all consolidated into a single interface, for incomparable system-wide light shows.
In addition to RGB lighting control, iCUE offers a host of other features that enable PC enthusiasts and gamers to orchestrate every last detail of their system. Monitor system details such as temperatures, fan speeds, and voltages in real-time. Create automated fan curves that adjust fan speeds based on system thermals. iCUE also expands the capabilities of CORSAIR peripherals with custom macros and button remaps, fine-tuning of mouse sensitivity, in-depth customization of audio settings, and much more.
With the ability to control lighting ASUS Aura Sync motherboards, CORSAIR iCUE software puts your setup at your command, now more than ever before.
Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2020 @ 20:35:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AOC adds the AG273QZ to its AGON gaming brand. The AG273QZ is a new TN-based 27" gaming display that shoots at the higher end of the market with a 0.5ms response time, 240Hz refresh rate, 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, FreeSync Premium Pro, 93.7 percent of AdobeRGB color gamut, and 400 nits brightness. Pricing will be 769EUR in Europe.
Display specialist AOC announces a ground-breaking monitor dedicated to gamers looking for high performing gear, especially competitive players and esports enthusiasts. The 27” (68.6 cm) AOC AGON AG273QZ is mind-bogglingly fast, with a 240Hz refresh rate and an extremely low 0.5ms response time (MPRT). Its super-crisp QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels is on another level compared to current 240 Hz Full HD models. Hardcore gamers won’t need to decide between speed and image quality anymore. The AG273QZ is equipped with a next-gen TN panel, producing a wide spectrum of popping colours (126.4% sRGB, 93.7% AdobeRGB). It can achieve a peak brightness of 400 nits and is certified with VESA DisplayHDR 400, decoding and displaying HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. In addition, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology minimises latency caused by the extensive HDR tone mapping, while its variable refresh rate support eliminates stutter and tearing.
AGON - the name of AOC’s premium gaming series - was an ancient Greek term for conflict, struggle or rivalry. The brand-new AGON AG273QZ lives up to its name, as it is built for relentless competition with its 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response time – resulting in a noticeable reduction of pixel transition time at only half a millisecond.
As a result, the AG273QZ doesn’t make any compromise but provides the best image quality and colour details whilst being lightning-fast.
The AG273QZ employs a TN panel in the future-proof QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and supports VESA certified DisplayHDR400. Games and films supporting HDR can be displayed in ultra-realistic lighting conditions, drastically increasing immersion. The AG273QZ’s panel displays an impressively wide colour gamut (126.4% sRGB, 93.7% AdobeRGB) which is closer to life than ever. Speaking of colours: AOC’s Light FX is a customisable RGB LED ring on the back for gamers to show off their true colours.
AOC knows what gamers demand, not least because of its sponsorship of the G2 Esports team. Therefore, it is no surprise that they have added a convenient carrying handle to the top of the stand so that players can easily carry their gear at tournaments and LAN parties. In addition, gamers can find headset holders on each side to keep their desk tidy. The AG273QZ also comes with an ergonomic stand that allows adjustments in height, tilt, and swivel which keep gamers in a healthy posture. In addition, Flicker-Free technology and Low Blue Light mode minimise eye strain during long-term gaming marathons. Extra features include AOC Game Color, AOC Shadow Control, six game modes (three of which are user-customisable), a new updated OSD interface and a new OSD software (G-Menu).
Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2020 @ 13:08:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Another new cooler from Zalman. The CNPS16X is a model with a single tower heatsink and two 120mm ARGB LED fans in a push-pull configuration. Positioned between the CNPS17X and the CNPS10X Optima II, the new model is rated at up to 150W TDP. It has four 6mm heatpipes and the aluminium heatsink 4D stereoscopic corrugated fins to form 170 individual airflow channels. In comparison with heatsink with straight fins, this gives the heatsink 15 percent more cooling area with the same size.
The fans operate at 800rpm to 1500rpm and have a noise output of up to 29dBA. An adapter is included to connect both fans to a single 3-pin PWM fan header. Zalman provides mounting tools for AMD Socket AM3(+) and AM4, as well as Intel LGA115x, 2011(-v3), and 2066.
The CNPS16X is offered in two variants, you can get it with a black or a white heatsink shroud. The top of the shroud has an RGB LED illuminated Zalman logo. Pricing in Europe is 59.90EUR.