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Watch AMD's Polaris reveal livestream right here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 1, 2016 12:52 am

Computex 2016 - AMD is set to reveal their new Polaris GPU technology at Computex, and you can catch the livestream right here.

 

 

AMD is set to reveal its new 14nm Polaris technology lineup at Computex, as well as the future of its APU technology.

 

We're expecting to see new low-cost Radeon R9 400 series video cards and much more, so don't miss it!

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Japan being Japan teases 8K video streaming over a 5G network

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jun 1, 2016 12:45 am

While writing up a bunch of Computex 2016 coverage, I noticed a report over at Tech in Asia about 8K video being streamed over a 5G network. Now remember that the 8K resolution is a retina-busting 7680x4320... yeah, and it's being streamed over a damn 5G network, which doesn't really exist right now.

 

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Japanese telco Docomo has said that it has started testing live streaming 8K video over a 5G network, without any problems at all. Docomo added that it's the first time that 8K video has ever been live streamed over a 5G network, which is quite the achievement.

 

Docomo teamed with Nokia on the 8K streaming over the 5G network, with the company saying a statement: "In the trial, 8K video of 48 Gbps - a bit rate four times greater than 4K video and 32 times [greater] than full HD - was compressed [...] and successfully transmitted without delay". 5G will usher in up to 10Gbps, but it all depends on countless factors between the telecommunications industry, governments, and the smartphone manufacturers. 5G could be here by 2020, completely bypassing the 40-50Mbps speeds that we get from 4G.

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Learn everything Java with the Ultimate Java Bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: May 31, 2016 3:30 pm

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With 117 hours of training you'll learn how to code for the Web, iOS, and Android with Java and its frameworks. Across 14 lectures, you'll learn the ins and outs of Java through immersions in Java Query, Java Hibernate and much more.

 

A great tool for both getting your feet wet with Java and polishing up your coding skills, the Ultimate Java Bundle has over 100 hours of content that will turn you into a coding machine. Normally $1,499, the Ultimate Java Bundle is available to TweakTown readers for only $69.00--that's over 90% off!

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G.Skill announces two new Ripjaws mechanical keyboards

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: May 31, 2016 1:18 pm

Computex 2016 - Two new performance-grade mechanical keyboards join G.Skill's Ripjaws product fleet, sporting Cherry MX Red, Blue and Brown switches.

 

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First up is the Ripjaws KM570 MX, which G.Skill describes as the "ideal option for anyone who's looking for their first Cherry MX keyboard." The KM570 MX sports Cherry MX key switches in red, blue or brown flavors, full N-key rollover, 100% anti-ghosting, Windows key lock, and a default polling rate of 1000Hz. The KM570 MX apparently doesn't need to be optimized with software, with lighting customization and macros included within the keyboard's storage. Although not RGB, the KM570 comes with seven different lighting effect presets and allows users to customize effects for each individual key.

 

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Next up is the Ripjaws KM770 RGB MX keyboard that's specifically made for seasoned gamers. This model is a direct successor to G.Skill's popular KM780 RGB, sporting multiple revisions over the original keyboard. With similar features like a brushed aluminum top-plate construction, the KM770 RGB has been streamlined to size up with standard keyboards, and rocks Cherry MX Red, Blue or Brown switches. Thanks to new cable grooves, the mouse cable holder on the KM770 RGB now tucks neatly underneath the keyboard for tidy cable management.

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G.SKILL stacks up a monstrous 128GB DDR4-3466 RAM in quad-channel demo

By: Derek Strickland | More News: RAM | Posted: May 31, 2016 12:41 pm

Computex 2016 - The very spirit of Computex is all about showing today's technology pushed to incredible new limits, and G.Skill served up some mind-boggling awesomeness with its TridentZ DDR4 RAM demo.

 

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Not content with achieving the world's first 5GHz DDR4 overclock, or holding the top seven RAM speed records, G.Skill decided to drop even more jaws by showing off an insane demo rig with 128GB of TridentZ DDR4 RAM. G.Skill packed in 8x 16GB DDR4 3466MHz TridentZ RAM modules onto a MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon motherboard fastened with Intel's new Core i7 6950X powerhouse CPU to show us the things dreams are made of.

 

G.Skill's 16GB TridentZ DDR4-3466 RAM was put in a quad-channel configuration to hit its targeted speeds, with CAS timings clocked at 16-16-16-36. The hardware-maker revealed its TridentZ DDR4-3466 RAM last week.

Intel's next-gen Skylake-E processor will arrive in LGA 3647 socket

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2016 11:21 am

Computex 2016 - During our first day at Computex, we've spotted some seriously cool hardware, but one of our world exclusives is that Intel will be releasing their next-gen Skylake-E processors onto a new motherboard, with more pins than ever before.

 

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Right now the HEDT processors slot into an LGA 2011 motherboard, but the next-gen chips will be slotting into LGA 3647 socket. This is an interesting tidbit, as it means there'll be new motherboards next year when Skylake-E launches, with 1636 more pins. The socket itself is absolutely huge, especially when compared to the already large LGA 2011 socket, and positively massive compared to the current LGA 1151 in the mainstream market.

OCZ displays RD400 series SSD for hardcore gamers, reads at 2.6GB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 31, 2016 11:10 am

Computex 2016 - OCZ didn't have too much to show off at Computex 2016, but what they did have was impressive. OCZ was displaying their RD400 series SSD, which is a PCIe-based SSD on the NVMe 1.1b standard and M.2 form factor.

 

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Remember that Toshiba acquired OCZ in 2014, and now we have the super-fast OCZ RD400 series SSD which is capable of a huge 2.6GB/sec in sequential reads, and 1.6GB/sec sequential writes.

 

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OCZ's RD400 series drive comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and even 1TB.

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Corsair adds more premium to Dominator Platinum Special Edition RAM

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: RAM | Posted: May 31, 2016 10:54 am

Computex 2016 -- Do you enjoy premium RAM? Would you like an extra dose of premium in your premium RAM? Corsair is granting your wish at Computex, debuting Dominator Platinum Special Edition DDR4 RAM with an extra touch of class, and a limited supply of kits.

 

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We were pretty dazzled by Corsair's Vengeance LED kits, but the new Dominator Platinum Special Edition takes their already-premium DDR4 and ups the ante a bit by adding a pair of unique finishes. The DDR4 modules class up your rig with new "Blackout" brushed aluminum and Chrome finishes.

 

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EVGA's huge DG-87 PC crams 4 x watercooled GTX 980 Ti cards, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 31, 2016 10:36 am

Computex 2016 - EVGA didn't just show off their custom GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards at Computex 2016, they also had their DG-87 gaming PC on show and what a beast it is.

 

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EVGA's DG-87 PC is powered by the EVGA X99 Classified, 4 x EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti QRG video cards which are all watercooled, the CPU is watercooled by the EVGA QRC CPU cooler, while the entire system is powered by the EVGA 1600W T2 PSU. To get the 4-way GTX 980 Ti cards working, EVGA used their 4-way Pro SLI Bridge V2, with the entire system looking absolutely beautiful.

 

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On the side of the system is an awesome reflective panel, where we have an LED read out and I/O. It looks ridiculous in person, and really catches you eye.

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Corsair shows off Vengeance LED DDR4 RAM, capable of 4333MHz

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: RAM | Posted: May 31, 2016 10:14 am

Computex 2016 -- Corsair debuted some slick new Vengeance DDR4 RAM in Taipei this week featuring LED lighting, ample overclocking headroom, and cherry-picked Samsung ICs. I'm not normally so enamored with RAM, but these are something special. I mean look at them!

 

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Corsair's Vengeance LED series is capable of speeds up to 4300MHz using X99 or X100 motherboards, which distinguishes these as Corsair's fastest kit ever thanks to specially selected Samsung ICs. The kits support XMP 2.0, some aggressive looking heat spreaders, and will light up your case in customizable red or white colors that breathe while in use.

 

The Vengeance LED series launches Q3 2016. Stay tuned to more TweakTown coverage of Computex 2016, featuring maximum LED lighting.

 

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