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Sapphire improves overclockability for its R9 290 GPU with new BIOS

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 7:52 pm

Sapphire has had a long standing history of providing high-performing products as well as providing tools to make those products perform to the extreme. The company's latest R9 series of GPUs is not different and today Sapphire announced that it has released a new BIOS and Flashing Tool, that will help increase the performance of its R9 290 GPU.

 

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Usually overclocking a Sapphire GPU is as simple as loading up the TriXX utility and adjusting clocks until things stabilize, but in the case of the R9 290 GPU. Its performance is capped by system as its temperature rises, and this is due to the way AMD engineered the Hawaii chip to operate. The newly released BIOS will allow the R9 290 to operate under a new fan profile, which will limit maximum fan speed to 47-percent while increasing performance and reducing noise. Head over to the source links below to download the new BIOS and Flashing Utility!

TweakTown interviews Justin from Serial Cables at AIS 2013

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 7:22 pm

Serial Cables is an LSI Channel Alliance Partner and SandForce Trusted Partner that specializes in cabling products for storage applications. The transition from 6Gb/s to 12Gb/s SAS has necessitated the use of higher quality cabling to deliver the full capabilities of the 12Gb/s specification.

 

 

Serial Cables is known for their high-quality products and service before and after the sale. Serial Cables is currently expanding into the validation market and also offering storage enclosures.

 

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Look to our page for an upcoming evaluation of Serial Cables' new 12Gb/s SAS JBOD with 8 of the fastest HGST 12Gb/s SSDs.

Kingston shows us their new SSDs with the LSI SandForce SF3700

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Kingston took the time to demonstrate their latest LSI SandForce SF37000 Griffin SSDs at LSI's AIS 2013.

 

 

Kingston will continue to offer SSDs in the traditional SATA 2.5" form factor, and with the Griffin controller we can expect to see capacities up to 1TB in the market.

 

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Kingston will also provide a PCIe SSD with the SF3700 delivering blistering speeds up to 1,800 MB/s.

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Quanta shows their Cluster in a Box solution at AIS 2013

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Quanta delivers High Availability Cluster-in-a-Box solutions with LSI's Syncro products.

 

 

LSI worked closely with Microsoft during the development of the platform, enabling customers like Quanta to offer easy-to-use solutions that provide enterprise-class high availability features at a lower price point.

 

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MSI host the Beat IT 2013 Grand Finals in Beijing China

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 6:20 pm

MSI's Beat It tournaments have been going strong since 2010 when the company saw the need to bring professional games together to compete in a professional gaming tournament series. Since then, hundreds of tournaments have taken place, and thousands of gamers have competed at the highest level of professional gaming.

 

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This weekend MSI is hosting the Beat It 2013 Grand Finals in Beijing, China at the Shijingshan Stadium. More than 17 international CS:GO champion teams, and 85 players join this fantastic eSports tournament. Two of these teams, Fnatic and NearlyGod, are sponsored by MSI, and are geared up with the best hardware in the industry to go head to head with the best gamers in the world.

 

Champions will take home $10,000 and five MSI GE70 high-end gaming laptops equipped with WD SSHDs. MSI is the first mainstream system company to ship 1 TB WD Black SSHDs in notebooks, taking mobile gaming storage to a whole new level of play. The second and third place each will get $7,000 and $5,000 cash prizes.

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Paul Goodwin with Avant details product line at AIS 2013

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:44 pm

At LSI's Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013 Paul Goodwin, the CTO of Avant, walks us through their line of products of existing and soon to be products.

 

 

The big news is obviously SF3700 products but Avant manufactures several other products like the fastest USB 3.0 thumb drive on the market today.

 

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Here we see the world's fastest USB 3.0 drive.

Kent Smith from LSI SandForce demo's 1,800 MB/s with new SF3700

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:07 pm

Kent Smith, the Senior Director of LSI SandForce Product Marketing, took a few moments to personally demonstrate the new SF3700 Griffen controller at the LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013. The original SandForce controllers helped define, and refine, the consumer SSD market.

 

 

 

The SF3700 controller generates up to 1,800 MB/s in sequential throughput and up to 150,000 IOPS in random read performance.

 

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The SF3700 is unique because it offers a unique architecture that supports both SATA and PCIe interfaces.

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Toshiba's Don Jeannette displays Toshiba offerings at LSI AIS 2013

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:06 pm

Toshiba's Don Jeannette took us on a quick walk-through of the storage offerings from Toshiba at LSI's Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013. Toshiba also had an SSD on display with the new SF3700 LSI SandForce controller.

 

 

Toshiba also offers HDD's in both SAS and SATA flavors with 10,000 and 15,000 RPM's.

 

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Here we can see a pairing of Toshiba's A19nm 64Gd MLC die with the latest LSI SandForce controller.

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ADATA shows M.2 SSD in an Ultrabook at AIS 2013

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:06 pm

At LSI's Accelerating Innovation Summit(AIS)2013 Michael from ADATA Technology walks us though their latest M.2 SSD. This SSD utilizes the oven SF-2281 in tandem with L85A NAND.

 

 

Micron L85A NAND is making quite the entrance into the consumer SSD market, with many o the manufacturers at AIS 2013 indicating they intend to begin using this new lower-cost flash at the beggining of the year.

 

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Cisco demonstrates UCS Common Platform Architecture at LSI's AIS 2013

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:05 pm

At LSI's Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) Scott Ciccone, with Cisco' products and marketing division, was demonstrating their UCS Common Platform Architecture. The UCS platform enables the management of of all compute nodes via the network, and scales Hadoop up to 160 servers.

 

 

Cisco uses Nytro MegaRAID controllers to accelerate the underlying HDD arrays with 200GB of flash per card.

 

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Cisco was also displaying the Nexus 7700 Series switches which feature LSI ASIC's.

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