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  • Gainward GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GHOST @ Guru3D

    Published: Thursday, May 25, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Gainward..  Now there is a name I haven't heard in a LONG time.  happy smile

    Funny story,  I was a HUGE supporter of Gainward, they were a TW brand who offered customized and hot-clocked versions of popular video cards.  Their marketing graphics were eye catching and the PCBs and heatsinks often followed a "red" theme.

    Shortly after the company peaked they were purchased by some company in the EU and everything went to shit.  Case in point, this RTX 4060 Ti Ghost, which appears to be the reference PCB with a custom cooler,  no fancy graphics and nothing to let consumers know that this is a special card from a special company.  (Or what used to be a special company)

    In this review we take a ghost for a spin, Gainward has introduced their Gainward GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GHOST. Based on a close to MSRP product it comes with 8GB of graphics memory and a 399 USD price tag.

    PC Hardware is a balancing act of making a desireable product, establishing a brand and making it affordable enough for consumers to actually "want" it.  As it would turn out, once you attain greatness, along comes a larger company, with no imagination, to simply buy the name to shore up their own line of products.

    This happened with Hardware Review sites some 10+ years back, funny thing is the guy buying up the websites and domains never did anything with them which makes you wonder why people/companies even bother.

  • Win 1 of 460 GeForce RTX 4060 & 4060 Ti Graphics Cards; $150,000+ Prize Pool is Largest Ever for Summer of #RTXON Promotion¬†

    Published: Thursday, May 18, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Summer of RTX is back. This year, NVIDIA is taking things to a new level with $150,000 worth of prizes. Prizes include 460 (four-hundred and sixty) GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and 4060 graphics cards, plus G-SYNC displays, a one-of-a-kind PC rig, custom backplates, RTX On keycaps, and more.

    To celebrate the launch of the GeForce RTX 4060 family, NVIDIA is asking the community to nominate 100 creators to receive a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition upgrade, plus two GeForce RTX 4060 cards to give away to their community!  

    See all the details here.

  • NVIDIA Debuts GeForce RTX 4060 Family Starting at $299

    Published: Thursday, May 18, 2023 | By: Dennis

    NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX 4060 family, delivering all the advancements of the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture — including DLSS 3 neural rendering, third-generation ray tracing technologies at high frame rates, and an eighth-generation NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC) with AV1 encoding— starting at just $299.

    The ultimate graphics cards for 1080p gaming, the GeForce RTX 4060 family includes:

    • The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, available starting Wednesday, May 24, at $399
    • The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB version, available in July, starting at $499. 
    • The GeForce RTX 4060, available in July, starting at $299. 

    In other news, DLSS is now supported in over 300 games and applications that are available to gamers and creators today, including the addition of DLSS 3 to D5 Render, and more. Eagerly anticipated titles The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Diablo IV will be next to include DLSS 3. A DLSS 3 plug-in for Unreal Engine 5 is also coming soon.

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Family - Ada Lovelace Architecture, DLSS 3, Starting at $299

    Based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 GPUs deliver massive generational leaps in performance and efficiency, and also support DLSS 3, an AI-powered performance multiplier that began a new era of NVIDIA RTX neural rendering for games and applications. 

    DLSS 3 builds on the company’s lead in AI-accelerated super resolution techniques to deliver outstanding image quality and up to 4x the performance of brute-force rendering, plus the quick responsiveness that defines a comprehensive gaming experience.

    The new GeForce RTX 4060 family, includes:

    • GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB - available May 24 for AIC and limited Founders Edition models for $399
    • GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB - coming in July for AIC models for $499
    • GeForce RTX 4060 8GB - coming in July for AIC models for $299

    More information on the GeForce RTX 4060 family of GPUs can be found in our press release or on our GeForce.com article.

    300+ Games and Applications are Shipping Today with DLSS Support!

    NVIDIA DLSS uses AI and GeForce RTX Tensor Cores to boost frame rates. DLSS 3 combines DLSS Super Resolution technology, DLSS Frame Generation and NVIDIA Reflex to multiply performance while maintaining great responsiveness.

    Adoption continues to accelerate, and with today’s additions NVIDIA DLSS is now delivering AI-accelerated performance in over 300 games and applications.

    Here is a quick look at adoption of NVIDIA RTX-related technologies:

    • DLSS - over 300 games and applications
    • DLSS 3 - over 30 games and applications
    • Reflex - 70 games and applications

    DLSS 3 Comes to D5 Render

    The latest update to D5 Render multiplies performance with the addition of DLSS 3 support. The industry-leading software enables users to see every modification to a scene in real-time and is compatible with popular creator software like SketchUp, 3ds Max, Revit, Archicad, Rhino, C4D and Blender. 

    D5 Render previously integrated DLSS 2, our AI feature that allows apps to render a smaller version of the image and super res it with AI, providing virtually the same level of quality at significantly higher performance.

    Creators will see real-time viewport frame rates increase up to 3x, allowing them to work with larger scenes, higher-quality models and textures — all in real time — while maintaining a smooth, interactive viewport

    See D5 Render in action with DLSS 3 in this video located in our latest In the NVIDIA Studio blog.

    More DLSS Games & Apps - DLSS Games & Apps Surpass 300

    DLSS momentum continues to grow, as today brings a new slate of DLSS games including:

    These additions push the DLSS game and application count over 300.

  • Lexar Announces The Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card for drones and action cameras

    Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | By: Dennis

    San Jose, CA, USA May 9, 2023 – Lexar, a leading global of flash memory solutions, today announced the Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card.

    Designed for drone and action camera photography enthusiasts, the Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card lets users quickly capture and transfer high-quality media files, including Full-HD and 4K UHD video with speeds up to 160MB/s read and up to 90MB/s write.

    Key Features:

    • Reliable performance designed specifically for drone and action cameras
    • Quickly captures, plays back, and transfers media files, including Full-HD and 4K UHD, with write speeds up to 90MB/s
    • Delivers read speeds up to 160MB/s for quick offloads
    • Up to 256GB to capture more aerial footage
    • Designed for durability, even in harsh conditions

    This card is also rated Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30), giving users the stable write speed performance they need to ensure smooth and efficient recording so dropped frames are a thing of the past. And, with up to 256GB capacity, drone enthusiasts can stay airborne, capturing more aerial footage on one card.

    “Specifically made to endure the elements during drone and action-cam photography, the Lexar FLY microSDXC Card is the perfect choice for adventurers, content creators, and drone enthusiasts,” said Joey Lopez, Director, Brand Marketing. “With capacity options up to 256GB, users will have plenty of storage space to capture all their adventures, explorations, competitions, and more.”

    The Lexar FLY microSDXC UHS-I Card is available this month for purchase online at an MSRP of $28.99 for 256GB, $17.99 for 128GB, and $13.99 for 64GB.

  • Anker EverFrost Powered Cooler 40 @ LanOC Reviews

    Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Ok, so now I have seen it all.  First we get super efficent coolers made similar to a LN2 Dewar and now we are getting powered coolers??  Well who better than Anker to pull this one off.

    It's been interesting to see Anker slowly move into the off-grid market with their Anker Powerhouse lineup which goes well beyond what a small battery backup is capable of as far as power storage and even includes AC outlets and capable solar charging as well. This is perfect for people who are camping but I would also lump in people with large properties/farms where getting power everywhere isn’t possible and also people in the trades which may not have power available where they are working. Anker’s latest product falls into this same category, their EverFrost Powered Coolers integrate large battery capacity into a powered cooler to keep things cool or frozen for up to 42 hours depending on the size you go with. With summer coming up I can’t think of a better time to be able to put one to use, so today I’m going to check out the new EverFrost Powered Cooler 40 which is the 43L capacity to see what it is all about.

    I do like how they included wheels.  Be sure to check out the review on LanOC

  • Noctua presents NA-FH1 eight channel PWM fan hub

    Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Noctua today presented its new NA-FH1 fan hub. The NA-FH1 is a high-quality, smartly-protected 8 channel PWM fan hub that allows up to eight PWM fans to be run and controlled simultaneously via a single PWM motherboard fan header or stand-alone controllers such as the optional NA-FC1. Supporting both 12V and 5V fans with 4-pin PWM and 3-pin connectors, the NA-FH1 is highly flexible and suitable both for PC environments and other 12V- or 5V-based applications.

    “While there is no shortage of fan hubs on the market, we found most of them lacking both from a functional and from a safety perspective,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “PWM control and RPM readout can be unreliable, and most units lack overcurrent or short-circuit protection, which can be dangerous when powering through S-ATA. This is where the NA-FH1 steps in: a safe, dependable quality device for powering and controlling up to eight fans!“

  • Patriot Announces Release of V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card

    Published: Thursday, April 27, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Designed to handle 4K/8K Ultra-HD shots and high-speed burst mode shots, the Patriot V90 is a unique SD card built to deliver the highest quality photos and videos for professional photographers and filmmakers.

    FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — April 27, 2023 – PATRIOT™, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, and flash storage solutions, is proud to launch its newest high-performance SD line with the V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card, built for professional photographers and digital filmmakers.

    The Patriot V90 features optimized performance to support 4K/8K Ultra-HD shots, high-speed burst mode shots, and best-quality video recording with quick read speeds of up to 300MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s. In addition, the Patriot V90 is designed and tested for top-class durability to withstand the toughest conditions, with a waterproof, shockproof, temperature-proof, and dustproof exterior to protect critical visual captures. The Patriot V90 is now available at major retailers worldwide with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512 GB.

    Along with the ability to deliver high-performance sequential write speeds (CDM) to record burst-mode shots or 8K video via drone video, The Patriot V90 offers ultra-fast read speeds of up to 300MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s, giving professional users fast and reliable data storage with a wide operating temperature range of -25°C to 85°C.

    "Many outdoor photographers or drone enthusiasts are facing challenges associated with the reliability of their microSD memory, particularly when they create super-high-resolution videos and images. These new V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD cards are crafted to withstand tough weather and extreme temperature fluctuations. They are reinforced to be waterproof, dustproof, temperature-proof and shock and vibration resistant, all while delivering ultra-fast data read and write speeds," explained Shannon Robb, Marketing Manager at Patriot Memory. "Patriot strives to deliver a practical solution for our flash memory cards with excellent reliability and durability for professional digital filmmakers and photographers who need the flexibility to create in unpredictable environments," he added.

    Backed by Patriot's 5-year warranty, the Patriot V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card is a reliable flash storage solution for capturing crucial UHD videos and images from various platforms. In addition, it supports a wide variety of top-of-the-line cameras from major brands like Sony, Canon, and Nikon for excellent compatibility across the market. It is now available from major retailers worldwide. 

    FEATURES:

    • Designed with the latest UHS-II standards and top-of-the-line U3 and V90 speed classes
    • Format: exFAT
    • Sequential Read (CDM): up to 300MB/s
    • Sequential Write (CDM): up to 260MB/s
    • Operating Temperature: -25 ~ 85°C
    • Supports 4K/8K Ultra-HD high-speed recording
    • Delivers performance to capture stunning, uninterrupted 8K UHD video
    • Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and temperature-proof 
    • Warranty: 5 years
    • Complies with SDA 6.1/5.X/4.X/ 3.X
    • Sequential burst-mode shots without experiencing slow speeds and dropped frames
    • O/S Supported: Windows® 7/8.0/8.1/10/11
    • Flash wear leveling
    • Flash bad block management

    The Patriot V90 SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 SD Card is now available at major retailers worldwide, with capacities including 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512 GB. Professional photographers and filmmakers can now capture and store their high-quality content with peace of mind, knowing that the Patriot V90 SD card is the perfect solution for their needs.

  • Yeyian Gaming Takes Center Stage as Official Sponsor of LANFest's 2023 Esports Events

    Published: Thursday, April 27, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Join the Yeyian Gaming at LAN All Night in Dallas and Experience the Ultimate in High-Performance PCs and Products. Unleash Gaming Potential with Exclusive Onsite and Online Promotions.

    SAN DIEGO, APRIL 26, 2023 - Yeyian Gaming, a leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative pre-built gaming PCs, peripherals, and computer components, is pleased to announce the partnership with LANFest, the non-profit premier esports event organizer. Yeyiam aims to strengthen its relationships with the gaming community and offer innovative gaming solutions to gamers. Yeyian Gaming will serve as the official sponsor of LANFest and will be present at six select events throughout the year. Yeyian Gaming will showcase the latest gaming products and invite gamers to try them out first-hand. Attendees can expect to see high-performance gaming PCs, monitors, keyboards, mice, headsets, streaming microphones, gaming chairs, and all gaming gear that gamers need to experience for an immersive gaming experience.

    The first LANFest event, LAN All Night, is scheduled for April 28-30 in Dallas, TX. Attendees can look forward to exciting tournaments, a wide range of gaming activities, and the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow gamers. Yeyian will showcase their top-of-the-line Odachi-795DC gaming PC, valued at over $4,000, featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, and 32GB DDR5 memory. In addition, the Yari-37KFC gaming PC, valued at over $2,000, will also be on display, featuring an Intel Core i7-13700KF processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070Ti graphics card, and 32GB DDR5 memory. These high-performance PCs offer a reliable and immersive gaming experience for gamers looking to take their gameplay to the next level.

    Yeyian Gaming also brings some exciting onsite activities to the event, including Spin the Wheel, Build Your PC Trivia, and more. Plus, attendees can look forward to product giveaways and gifts.  

    Yeyian Gaming offers up to 45% off on their select gaming gear. This is a limited-time offer that is exclusive to attendees of the event. For those who can't attend the on-site event, Yeyian Gaming is offering a special promotion for gaming PCs and gaming monitors. The online promotion is up to $300 off on the Yari II X13-01 gaming PC featuring Intel Core i7 13700KF CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, and 16GB DDR5 memory. For more promotions, please visit https://us.yeyiangaming.com/yeyian-at-lanfest

    "We are proud to be the official sponsor of LANFest and to be able to engage with the gaming community in the U.S. LANFest has a proven track record of hosting some of the most exciting esports events in the country, and we are thrilled to be a part of that. We are committed to providing gamers with the highest quality gaming products and experiences, and we look forward to showcasing our latest offerings at the upcoming events.", said Frank Lee, the VP at Yeyian Gaming.

    "We welcome Yeyian Gaming as our official sponsor and to have their support in bringing exciting gaming experiences to our communities. At LANFest, we are committed to providing the best possible events for gamers and gaming enthusiasts, and we know that Yeyian Gaming shares that same passion. With their innovative gaming products, we are confident that our attendees will have an unforgettable experience. We look forward to a successful partnership with Yeyian and continuing to support the gaming community together.", said Katie Briggs, the LANFest President.

    Yeyian Gaming will attend the following Lanfest events:

    • LAN All Night: April 28-30 in Dallas, TX.
    • Lacledes LAN: May 12-14 in St. Louis, MO.
    • Massive Land Party: July 7-9 in Buffalo, NY.
    • LanFest Sacramento: September 15-17 in Sacramento, CA.
    • LanFest Colorado: September 29-October 1 in Castle Rock, CO.
    • FortLan LanFest: October 13-15 in Fort Wayne, IN.

    About LANFest
    LANFest is a non-profit charity that builds healthy communities through gaming. With over a decade of experience organizing gaming events, LANFest believes that gaming unites people. LANFest is committed to providing the best possible experience for gamers, spectators, and partners. To learn more about LANFest and its events, please visit https://LANFest.com/

    About YEYIAN Gaming
    Yeyian Gaming is a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge technology solutions for gamers, creators, and PC enthusiasts. Its innovative technology delivers award-winning solutions to the community through creator PCs, gaming PCs, monitors, computer components, gaming furniture, and peripherals. Yeyian Gaming has perfect solutions to meet everyone's needs, from pre-built PCs to complete custom rigs and high-performance gaming monitors to next-generation PCIe Gen 5 power supplies.

    Yeyian Gaming was founded in 2017 in San Diego, California. Its philosophy is to develop innovative technology products with high reliability and performance. In addition, the goal is to provide its customers with unrivaled user experiences and exceptional customer service and remain at the forefront of the gaming community.

    For more information, please visit https://us.YEYIANgaming.com.

  • Lexar Announces ARES RGB DDR5 Desktop Memory 6000MHz for Gamers, Content Creators, and Multi-taskers

    Published: Thursday, April 27, 2023 | By: Dennis

    Ultra-fast performance with next-gen DDR5 now available in the United States

    San Jose, USA, APRIL 26, 2023Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is excited to announce Lexar® ARES RGB DDR5 Desktop Memory. Specifically designed for gaming, this next-gen DDR5 memory delivers superior performance with speeds starting at 5600MHz and up to 6000MHz, and with quick CL32-36-36-68 / CL34-38-38-76 timings (XMP 3.0 & EXPO™). A premium aluminum heat spreader keeps the gaming system cool for ultra-fast performance

    Key Features

    • Superior gaming performance with next-gen DDR5
    • Lexar RGB Sync lights up the game
    • Built-In Power Management IC (PMIC) enhances power efficiency 
    • Premium aluminum heat spreader for optimal heat dissipation
    • Designed for the latest Intel®XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO™
    • Lifetime limited warranty

    Lexar ARES RGB DDR5 Desktop Memory features on-board Power Management IC (PMIC) to provide better power control and power delivery and it also includes Lexar RGB Sync which lets gamers customize the RGB LED to their own style.

    “Lexar® ARES RGB DDR5 Desktop Memory provides the performance that gamers need to master the latest games—and the upcoming titles that will require the speed and capacity of DDR5,” said Joey Lopez, Director Brand Marketing. “And in addition to the performance, this memory also features Lexar RGB Sync so gamers can play in style.”

    Lexar® ARES RGB DDR5 Desktop Memory is available in the US in a 32GB (2x16GB) kit and is compatible with major motherboard brands. It is available for purchase at an MSRP of $139.99 for 5600MHz and $149.99 for 6000MHz.

    Available now at Amazon.

  • COLORFUL Introduces GeForce RTX 4070 Series Graphics Card Lineup

    Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | By: Dennis

    April 12th, 2023 Shenzhen, China – Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, introduces its lineup NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics cards. Available in a Vulcan, Neptune, Advanced, Ultra White, and Battle-Ax models, the COLORFUL GeForce RTX 4070 Series delivers next-generation performance powered by the Ada Lovelace architecture.

    The GeForce RTX 4070 GPU includes all the advancements of the NVIDIA® Ada Lovelace architecture, including the new standards in gaming such as DLSS 3 neural rendering and real-time ray-tracing technologies. Starting at $599, the GeForce RTX 4070 runs most modern games at over 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution.

    iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Vulcan OC

    The COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Vulcan OC adapts the new design shared with other RTX 40 Vulcan Series that features the improved Hurricane Scythe Blade fans, the iGame Smart LCD, and the Hallow Back Panel that provides a flow-through airflow design. The Vulcan model sports discrete RGB lighting accents that are fully customizable using the iGame Center app.

    A highlight feature of the Vulcan Series, the iGame Smart LCD is detachable and can be placed on the graphics card or on a dock which users can place anywhere on their desk or gaming PC. The iGame Smart LCD can be used to display images and GIF images. It can also be used for real-time monitoring for enthusiasts that are keen on what going on with their gaming PC. The iGame Smart LCD can be flipped 90° to make the display visible even when the graphics card is installed vertically. A Vulcan Lightboard is also included that replaced the iGame Smart LCD on the graphics card when the display is installed on the dock.

    Key Features

    • One-Key Overclock: A conveniently placed button located at the rear I/O that activates overclocking function for a quick and easy performance boost without opening software.
    • Hurricane Scythe Blades: Three 100mm Hurricane Scythe Blade fans delivering fan heat dissipation with its improved airflow compared to the previous-generation fan blade design. iGame Smart LCD: A removable magnetic display that can be mounted on the graphics card or on the included display dock. The display has a resolution of 800x216px – fully customizable via the iGame Center app to display real-time monitoring figures, custom images, GIFs, and others.
    • Display Dock: The display dock is an external docking accessory that users can place on their desk or on top of the chassis that holds the iGame Smart LCD. The display dock connects the display via a USB cable.
    • Vulcan Support Frame: The Vulcan Support Frame enhances the stability and structural rigidity of the entire graphics card. This eliminates the risk of bending and warping as it supports the weight of the card.
    • Hollow Back Panel: A hollow back panel design that allows airflow to freely pass-through the heatsink. This design greatly improves heat dissipation compared to conventional GPU air cooling designs.
    • iGame Accessories: The Vulcan Series comes with a set of accessories including the Screen Wipes, White Gloves, and Screwdriver.



    COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Neptune OC

    The iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Neptune OC features an all-in-one liquid cooling solution with a 240mm radiator – delivering excellent heat dissipation. The Neptune’s superior cooling solution allows it to have a higher factory overclock, up to 2640MHz boost clock. This two-slot graphics card uses an aesthetic metal shroud with a matte silver finish and two RGB light strips that provides ambient lighting. The RGB light strips are fully customizable using the iGame Center app.

    Key Features

    • One-Key Overclock: A conveniently placed button located at the rear I/O that activates overclocking function for a quick and easy performance boost without opening software.
    • Slim 2-Slot Form Factor: Slim 2-slot PCI thickness that will fit in most PC builds.
    • Liquid Cooled: Harness the superior cooling performance of liquid cooling for higher overclocks at lower noise levels.
    • Full-Cover Copper Waterblock: High-performance full-cover copper waterblock that covers the GPU, memory, and other critical components in the graphics card.

    Availability

    The COLORFUL GeForce RTX 4070 Series graphics cards will be available on the COLORFUL official stores this April 2023. See the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices below.

    COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Neptune OC-V: $829.00
    COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Vulcan OC-V: $819.00
    COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Advanced OC-V: $709.00
    COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Ultra W OC-V: $659.00
    COLORFUL GeForce RTX 4070 NB EX-V: $599.00

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