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Tan your Life with Noctua-themed Keycaps and Accessories

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Did you ever look at Noctua's tan and brown color scheme and think you would certainly love to have more of that? Then I have just the news for you today! Mito, a popular keyboard and keycap designer with plenty of success stories and collaborations, has worked to get an official license from Noctua to have keycap sets made in the color scheme that the Austrian brand is synonymous with. We reached out to Noctua who confirmed the whole thing started as a simple design render on social media, which garnered enough attention for Noctua to get in touch and purse the idea formally. Currently still in the interest check stage, these are pretty much guaranteed to go the group buy route on Drop sooner than later. There is also an option for Noctua's Chromax colorway as well, for a more subtle fan offering (get it?). If this interests you whatsoever, head over to the Google form here and express your opinion on the final designs and what you would like to see when it comes to Noctua-themes keycaps, coiled cables, and other accessories—including a potential hoodie!

LG Display & AU Optronics Working on 480 Hz Gaming Panels

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

We have seen the maximum refresh rate available on gaming monitors steadily increase over the years with recent models from ASUS, Alienware, and Acer offering 360 Hz support. The race for higher refresh rates shows no sign of slowing down with LG Display and AU Optronics both recently announcing that they are developing 480 Hz panels. AU Optronics is developing multiple high-refresh rate panels at a variety of resolutions including 1080p 480 Hz, 1440p 360 Hz, and 4K 240 Hz while LG Display is preparing a 24.5" 1080p 480 Hz panel with HDR 400 support. These new panels are slated to enter production in mid-late 2022 so we should start to see new monitors released featuring the panels in early 2023.

(PR) CHERRY Announces Updated DW 9100 SLIM Keyboard & Mouse Set

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

CHERRY, a leading global manufacturer of computer input devices, introduces another new addition to its portfolio, the CHERRY DW 9100 SLIM, which is the successor to the well-known DW 9000 SLIM. Further developed and optimized, this desktop set combines innovative functions, outstanding workmanship and a very slim design. A switch on the keyboard and mouse lets you toggle between Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz connectivity and a USB receiver for the 2.4 GHz wireless transmission is included in the bundle. Data input is via AES-128 encryption over a range of up to 10 meters in both cases.

Rechargeable lithium batteries power the keyboard and mouse for weeks on a single charge and when the status LEDs indicate low charge, you can continue working comfortably. Meanwhile, the wireless desktop set charges via the included USB-C charging cable. To prolong battery life, the set has an ON/OFF switch. Excellent design and high quality go hand in hand with the CHERRY DW 9100 SLIM. A metal plate provides maximum strength and stability while the keyboard remains flat. The separate magnetic support bar can be fitted in seconds to provide a steeper typing angle and when not in use, it can be removed just as quickly.

(PR) AGON by AOC Unveils 49" Curved AG493UCX2 & AG493QCX Gaming Monitors

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

The world's number one gaming monitor1 and IT accessories brand AOC is relaunching its gaming portfolio, from monitors to headsets, mechanical keyboards, mice, mouse mats and more for gamers of all levels, under its new umbrella AGON by AOC. Recently announced, the first category AOC GAMING defines the needs of digital adventurers. Now, the AGON category of monitors and peripherals creates an ecosystem of products that are compatible with each other for a fully immersive and stylish gaming atmosphere and can satisfy demanding, competitive gamers.

Hence, the first models from the relaunched AGON series are two hero-worthy curved super-wides: the 49" (124.5 cm) AG493UCX2 with a whopping 165 Hz refresh rate, as well as the 49" AG493QCX with a 144 Hz refresh rate. With their 32:9 aspect ratio, the AG493UCX2 virtually combines two 27" QHD displays in one seamless panel with DQHD (5120 x 1440) resolution and the AG493QCX does the same for two 27" Full HD displays with DFHD (3840 x 1080) resolution. Both monitors employ VA panels for deep blacks, rich colors, and a high contrast ratio for stunning imagery, supported by their VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 specification.

(PR) Durabook Introduces New Advanced Z14I Fully-Rugged Laptop

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Durabook, the global rugged mobile solutions brand owned by Twinhead International Corporation, announced today the introduction of its dramatically upgraded Z14I fully-rugged laptop. The unit includes a slew of remarkable features, including an 11th Gen. Intel Core processor, latest Thunderbolt 4, NVMe PCIe SSD drive, 14" FHD 1,000 nits display with proprietary DynaVue sunlight-readable technology, fanless and hot-swappable battery design, MIL-STD-810H and MIL-STD-461G certifications, and ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2000, CI/D2 classification. In addition, the newly upgraded Z14I delivers 1.6x faster CPU performance than its predecessor. When combined, its feature package makes the Durabook Z14I the world's toughest fully-rugged laptop.

"Our new advanced Z14I laptop goes above and beyond the standard requirements to elevate the user experience," stated Twinhead CEO Fred Kao. "This fully rugged laptop solution with its endless customization capability through its unique expansion box design fits perfectly in professional services and military/government applications such as mapping/dispatching, recording systems, CAD, assets management, and maintenance diagnostics. Additionally, as strong as they come, the unit is the best laptop in the market for outdoor usage."

(PR) JEDEC Publishes the New LPDDR5X Memory Standard

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in standards development for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of JESD209-5B, Low Power Double Data Rate 5 (LPDDR5). JESD209-5B includes both an update to the LPDDR5 standard that is focused on improving performance, power and flexibility, and a new LPDDR5X standard, which is an optional extension to LPDDR5.

Taken together, LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X are designed to significantly boost memory speed and efficiency for a variety of uses including mobile devices, such as 5G smartphones and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Developed by JEDEC's JC-42.6 Subcommittee for Low Power Memories, JESD209-5B is available for download from the JEDEC website.

(PR) KIOXIA Announces Exceria PRO and Exceria G2 Series Client M.2 NVMe SSDs

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced two new solid state drive (SSD) series scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021. The EXCERIA PRO and EXCERIA G2 Series are the company's latest consumer-grade solutions for today's hardcore enthusiasts and mainstream DIY system builders. Kioxia's new SSDs, which are products under development, will be on reference exhibit at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai from July 30th to August 2nd.

Using the next generation PCIe Gen4 x4 interface, the EXCERIA PRO Series is built for demanding PC environments. This brand new series will offer more than 2x the max sequential read speeds of the PCIe Gen3 based EXCERIA PLUS Series, delivering a high performance storage experience for content creators, gamers and professionals.

(PR) ADATA Launches Industrial-Grade 112-layer BiCS5 3D NAND SSDs

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade DRAM modules, and NAND Flash products, today announces the launch of a new generation of 112-layer stacked BiCS5 3D NAND SSDs with higher capacities and a major leap forward in performance. They are geared toward assisting the development of 5G, IoT, AI, Netcom, server, and other applications.

According to a GSA report, 169 operators in 70 countries are providing 5G services as of May 2021, and applications such as smart logistics, tele-medicine, autonomous driving, and security monitoring will flourish as 5G becomes more mature. In light of this, advanced 3D NAND technology is critical to offering durable, reliable, stable, and efficient storage products to handle the processing of larger volumes of data at higher speeds. Therefore, ADATA has focused on the development of a new generation of BiCS5 series industrial-grade SSDs. It is expected to start sample deliveries in September and begin mass production in Q4 2021.

Intel Alder Lake-S to See Limited Launch of Enthusiast SKUs in 2021, Other Models Arrive 2022

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Intel's 12th Generation Core "Alder Lake-S" desktop processor will see a limited launch in 2021, according to an Igor's Lab report. This will be restricted to PC enthusiast-relevant SKUs bearing the -K and -KF brand extensions, and compatible Socket LGA1700 motherboards based only on the top Z690 (Z590-successor) chipset. The series will ramp up to other (locked) models, along with more affordable chipset models (B560-successor), only by Q1-2022, on the sidelines of the 2022 International CES. Sources tell Igor's Lab that these select few models could be launched between October 25 and November 19.

Intel is expected to make several technological leaps over AMD with "Alder Lake-S." To begin with, it has the first hybrid core technology that combines high-performance "Golden Cove" cores with high-efficiency "Gracemont" cores, in a heterogenous multi-core setup comparable to Arm big.LITTLE. Next up, it is expected to debut the PCI-Express Gen 5 I/O, and DDR5 memory support. While PCIe 5.0 GPUs remain under development, the first devices to take advantage of it are expected to be NVMe SSDs, benefiting from 128 Gbps bandwidth (Gen 5 x4). It is also learned that the next-gen motherboards will retain the current ATX 24-pin + EPS power interface, and Intel won't force adoption of ATX12VO. The new ATX12VO standard increases motherboard costs as it essentially transfers DC-to-DC switching components from the PSU to the motherboard (12 V to 5 V; 12 V to 3.3 V, etc), and adds output connectors.

AMD Zen 4 and RDNA3 Confirmed for 2022, Zen 3 Refresh

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su, in the company's Q2-2021 financial results call, confirmed that the company is on-track to launch the Zen 4 CPU microarchitecture and RDNA3 graphics architecture, in 2022. Zen 4 would herald the first major desktop platform change since the original Zen architecture, with the introduction of a new CPU socket, and support for DDR5 memory. The RDNA3 graphics architecture, meanwhile, is expected to nearly triple SIMD resources over the previous generation, and introduce even more fixed-function hardware for raytracing.

In the meantime, AMD is preparing a counter to Intel's 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake-S" processor, in the form of Zen 3 with 3D Vertical Cache, which is also being referred to as the Zen 3+ architecture. These processors feature additional last-level cache, and the company claims a 15% gaming performance uplift, which should help it close the gaming performance gap with Intel, and win on sheer core-count of its big cores. It remains to be seen if Zen 3+ remains on Socket AM4 or if it debuts AM5, as AMD will be under pressure to match "Alder Lake" in platform I/O, which includes DDR5. Dr Su also confirmed that AMD has started shipping the Instinct MI200 "Aldebaran" compute accelerator based on the CDNA2 architecture. AMD's first MCM GPU with two logic dies, "Aldebaran" takes the fight to NVIDIA's top A100 series compute accelerators, and has already scored wins with ongoing HPC/supercomputing projects.

Further Steam Deck Pre-Orders to be Available Only From Q2 2022

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

To state that the Steam Deck made a splash when it was announced is an understatement - interest in the portable handheld console with its tight Steam integration is still going strong even after initial orders and the now ubiquitous scalping shenanigans, with eBay sellers looking for some $5,000 just for the end user to take their Steam Deck from their reservation queue place. Interest in the Steam handheld has been so immense, in fact, that it seems that shipping of all versions - even the entry-level one with 64 GB of eMMC storage - has slipped to Q2 2022.

When the handheld was first announced back on the 16th of July, initial shipments were expected to be sent out by the end of this year. However, Valve has now updated its estimated availability, bringing about a few more months of waiting for anyone just entering the queue - and possible 2023 slippings for further reservations. The "after 2Q 2022" is as vague as it comes as well - these units could be shipped in the first day of the quarter or face a delay until the release of the Steam Deck 4 (since Valve will skip the number 3, of course). We'll have to see whether there are any delays for already-confirmed pre-orders, but for now, it seems that if you've locked in an earlier delivery date, your order hasn't been affected.
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