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Colorful video cards power some insane custom PCs at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 3:03 am

Computex 2015 - While the GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame from Colorful looks like one of the slickest GM200-powered video cards to expect, the company powered a few custom PCs with its VGA cards.




This system had an Intel Core i7-4790K, Bitspower water cooling setup, Colorful iGame Z97 Extreme, Avexir Blitz 16GB DDR3 2400MHz Green RAM, a Plextor M6S 256GB SSD, two Colorful GeForce GTX 980 Tis in SLI, all powered by an Antec HCP 1300W Gold PSU and housed inside of the beautiful InWin D-Frame NVIDIA Edition.






This gorgeous beast packed mostly the same hardware as the green system, apart from some red components and the use of the insanely awesome InWin S-Frame Black & Red Edition.

Z170 offerings from ECS look great with GeIL and Avexir RAM

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:54 am

Computex 2015 - Showcasing what ECS has to offer in the Intel Z170 chipset department is the Z170-CLAYMORE and the Z170-BLADE offerings.




The Z170-CLAYMORE boasts four memory ports capable of DDR4 Dual-Channel support up to 32GB, five PCIe x16 slots and a display outputs including HDMI 2.0 and Display Port. Adding to this is 2-Way SLI support for those looking at increasing performance.



Next up is the Z170-BLADE. Also supporting Intel's 6th Generation processors, expect four RAM bays supporting Dual-Channel DDR4 up to 32GB, two PCIe x16 slots, one PCIe x1 slot and further 2-Way video card support. Adding to this is six SATA (6Gb/s) ports and a single M.2 offering. Outputs on this board include HDMI, SVI, D-Sub and Display Port sitting alongside a 6-Channel (5.1) HD audio output by Realtek, two USB 3.1 ports, siz USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 offerings.

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How small can you go? Miniscule ECS LIVA PCs pictured

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:38 am

Computex 2015 - "What could you possibly fit into such a small box?" This is the question that I am most commonly asked when I show my friends pictures of systems as small as this - quite a lot is the real answer.




Introducing the ECS LIVA PC series. First is the Core, brandishing an Intel Core M-5Y10C SoC processor, 4GB of DDR3L memory, one M.2 SSD for storage, Gigabit LAN, a wireless card offering Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 are just some of what this beast has to offer.


As for outputs you can expect two HDMI ports, one combo sound/microphone jack, two microphones, four USB 3.0 ports and a Micro SD card reader all bundled into this 136 x 84 x 38mm package.

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Mini PCs are out in force, here it BIOSTAR's Intel Celeron addition

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:25 am

Computex 2015 - Named the iDEAQ-T1 IN294KT1 and also known as the Karaoke, this product comes complete with an Intel Celeron N2940 processor and integrated Intel HD graphics and marks BIOSTAR's addition to the wide range of miniature PCs available from many different companies on display this year in Taiwan.




Adding to the features list is Dual-Channel DDR3L memory support at 1333 MHz in the form of two bays housing up to 16GB total, a Realtek Gigabit 10/100/1000 controller, a Mini PCie WLAN connection provided and one bay for a 2.5" hard drive.


As for connections, expect one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one Gigabit LAN port, one line-out and one mic-in on the rear I/O. The front I/O panel offers two USB 2.0 options.

Colorful shows off its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 iGame at Computex 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 1:58 am

Computex 2015 - One of the companies that I'm most excited about reviewing video cards for is Colorful, a Chinese video card manufacturer that builds some of the craziest cards you have seen. Colorful recently said it was aiming to become the second largest VGA vendor in the world.






We went and introduced ourselves here at Computex in Taipei, and had a close look at their GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame card, which is a beautiful card with an insane cooling setup on it.






We hope to get some samples of Colorful video cards in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled to TweakTown.

Adding to the fanless range of motherboards is the BIOSTAR N3150MH

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 1:55 am

Computex 2015 - Another Intel fanless motherboard to add to the mix is the BIOSTAR-made N3150MH, sporting either a 14nm Intel Pentium or Celeron processor.




Complete with support for two DDR3L-1600 RAM sticks, a uATX (266 x 188mm) design, one PCI-E x16 slot, two PCI-E x1 slots and display outputs of HDMI and D-Sub, this motherboard will compete with similar offerings from GIGABYTE and ASUS.


As for further connections, you can expect two USB 3.0 ports front and rear, four front and two rear USB 2.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet support.

Pictured: BIOSTAR's new chunky NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 1:18 am

Computex 2015 - This video card would sure look great with the recently showcased BIOSTAR Gaming Z170X motherboard.




This BIOSTAR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 boasts a core clock of 1202Mhz, a memory clock 7010Mhz and 2GB of DDR5 total memory at 128-bit.


Total outputs include two DVI, one Display Port and a single HDMI output. All of the news recently has been all about the top-tier 980, bravo to BIOSTAR for showing off something for the average gamer.

BIOSTAR shows off new Gaming Z170X motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 12:42 am

Computex 2015 - Complete with Intel 6th generation processor support, BIOSTAR has unleashed its new sleek Gaming Z170X motherboard to the public.




Supporting four DDR4 RAM sticks running at up to 3200 MHz with three PCI-E x16 slots and two PCIe M.2 slots (32G/bs), also on offer is three SATA Express options (16G/bs) and one USB 3.1 Type-C port.


Designed in an ATX form factor size, this motherboard sports a 2GbE LAN capability, listed as both Killer and Intel powered.

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Pictured: MSI Z170A PC Mate motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 12:34 am

Computex 2015 - Steering away from the extreme MSI Dragon Gaming series is this consumer MSI Z170A PC Mate motherboard complete with Intel Z170 Express Chipset compatibility and more.




Featuring two PCI-E slots capable of supporting 2-Way crossfire applications, also on offer is 4 DIMMs running in Dual-Channel with DDR4 memory at 3300Mhz (overclocked) and one M.2 SATA (32G/bs).


With storage on the mind, MSI has also added six SATA (6G/bs) ports, two USB 3.1 Gen2 connections, fix USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 offerings alongside a single Gigabit LAN port.

Pictured: MSI shows off new SLI bridges

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 12:18 am

Computex 2015 - Adding to a strong performance in Taipei this year by MSI is that of these MSI GAMING SLI Bridge setups, designed specifically for NVIDIA 900 series video cards.




Complete with the MSI Gaming Dragon illuminated by LEDs, the products on display here include the 2-Way SLI bridge L at 60mm (4 slots apart), the 2-Way SLI bridge S at 40mm (3 slots apart) and the 3-Way SLI bridge L in 40, 90 and 120mm (3, 5, 6 slots apart) size options.

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