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MSI New Afterburner V2.1.0 Out

MSI sent word that their new Afterburner version 2.1.0 it out.

With the release of Afterburner V2.1.0 and Kombustor V2.0.0 we see MSI’s next step in commitment to the graphics enthusiasts worldwide.

 

MSI’s Afterburner is already the favorite overclocking tool for media and not least because of the Triple Overvoltagefunctionality. Now with these new releases we see what real interaction with a community can do. V2.1.0 of MSI Afterburner has gone beyond an (enthusiast) overclocking tool to a must-have utility for anyone playing computer games. Record videosof your greatest conquests on the battlefield or how you conquered gold in your favorite racing game with MSI Afterburner’s Predator Video Capturing technology. MSI Kombustor V2.0.0 has also evolved from a stress testing application to a true, independent benchmark which we will surely see picked up by media because of its wide range of the latest techniques used during benchmarking like PhysX and DirectX 11 Tessellation.

And these tools are free for everyone and work on any brand of graphics card. Again, you see that MSI is not locking it’s most powerful tools to just MSI cards, we want everyone to enjoy the best.

 

You can read more about the new Afterburner 2.1 here, with download links:

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=newsdesc&news_no=932

TYAN Announces S8225 Workstation Motherboard Supporting AMD Opteron™ 4100 Series Processors

TYAN Announces S8225 Workstation Motherboard 
Supporting AMD Opteron™ 4100 Series Processors

New Levels of Power-Efficient Performance for Graphics Workstation and GPU Computing

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Fremont, California – January 18, 2011 - TYAN, an industry-leading server platform manufacturer, and a subsidiary of MiTAC International Corp., announces the S8225 workstation motherboard. With support for two six-core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors and up to four double-wide PCI-E 2.0 GPGPU compute accelerators, the S8225 is ideal for graphics workstation and personal supercomputing applications.

“The S8225 workstation motherboard enables price sensitive customers to experience GPU computing performance,” stated TYAN Director of Product Marketing, Kevin Hart. “The AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors provide improved power efficiency at a lower cost.”

In addition to four double-wide PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, the S8225 features four 1-Gbit Ethernet ports, integrated support for IPMI 2.0, and an optional LSI 2008 SAS controller. The S8225 also provides integrated audio, IEEE 1394a headers, and TPM 1.2 support in an EATX 12” x13” form factor.

Model Description
S8225AGM4NRF Dual Opteron™ 4100 series, 4 GPU, EATX
S8225WAGM4NRF Dual Opteron™ 4100 series, 4 GPU, EATX, LSI 2008 SAS

The S8225 is available now through TYAN distributors worldwide. OEM pricing is available on request.

AMD and Opteron are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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About MiTAC
MiTAC Group (TSE:2315) operating IDMS(Innovation, Design, Manufacture, Service)business approaches for offering consolidate service to customers and users. MiTAC Groups is consisted of four important business unit, including CSBU (Consumer system Biz Unit), ESBU (Enterprise system Biz Unit), MBU (Mobil Communication Devices Biz Unit) and TBU (TYAN Business Unit). TYAN officially merged by MiTAC International Corporation in 2007 and has become one of the core business units of MiTAC, named TBU (TYAN Business Unit). MiTAC is heading to server platforms and Storage device industry with emerging MiTAC strength in IT industry with R&D, engineering, manufacturing, supplying chain, RMA and TYAN strength in R&D in high end server territory.

About TYAN
TYAN, as a leading server brand under MiTAC Group, designs, manufactures and markets advanced x86 and x86-64 server/workstation board technology platforms and server solution products. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide for a wide range of applications. TYAN enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, reliable products for a wide range of applications such as server appliances and solutions for high-performance computing, and server/workstation usage in markets such as CAD, DCC, E&P and HPC. For more information, visit MiTAC website at http://www.mitac.com or TYAN brand website at http://www.tyan.com

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Pushes AMD Performance to New Levels with World Class Performance and Multi-GPU CrossLinx 3 Technology

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Pushes AMD Performance
to New Levels with World Class Performance
and Multi-GPU CrossLinx 3 Technology

-- Innovative features and performance oriented design continue to prove why ASUS Republic of Gamers is the Gamers and Overclockers platform of choice --

Fremont, CA (October 1, 2010) - ASUS, the leading provider of high performance motherboards, launches the highly anticipated Republic of Gamers (ROG) Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard in North America today. Featuring a class leading design and innovative features, the Crosshair IV Extreme sets a new standard for a world class enthusiast motherboard based on an AMD chipset. Rigorously tested and approved by leading enthusiasts, the Extreme series is engineered from the ground up for exceptional performance, stability, overclocking prowess, cutting edge BIOS controls and most of all, reliability under extreme conditions.

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GIGABYTE Unveils Industry-leading AMD 800 Series Motherboards

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-- Featuring 4-Way CrossfireX, CPU Core Auto Unlock, On/Off Charge for iPhones, USB 3.0, 3x USB Power and more... – 
 2010/04/27 Taipei, Taiwan, April 27, 2010 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today unveiled an exciting range of motherboards based on the highly anticipated AMD 890FX, 880G and 870 chipsets. The new models are the GA-890FXA-UD7, GA-880GMA-UD2H andGA-870A-UD3, all of which support the AMD Phenom™ II X6 six-core processors, native SATA 6Gb/s (via the SB850 Chipset) and ATI CrossFireX™/Hybrid CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technologies. The new additions also boast unique GIGABYTE technologies such as Auto Unlock that enables hidden CPU cores, On/Off Charge for enhanced iPhone/ iPad/iPod Touch charging, USB 3.0 and 3x USB power that distinguish them as industry leaders in this market segment. 

As the flagship model for the series, the GA-890FXA-UD7 is designed to appeal to extreme overclockers, gamers and tech enthusiasts who demand only the latest, most advanced equipment. It features the AMD 890FX + SB850 chipset combination with support for 4-way ATI CrossFireX™ on an XL-ATX form factor and the highest quality 8+2 CPU VRM power phase design that handles 140W CPU power requirements with ease. In addition, the GA-890FXA-UD7 comes with the unique Hybrid Silent Pipe that allows for highly efficient system cooling without generating fan noise. Other noteworthy features include GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies, onboard debug LEDs, and support for DDR3 1866. 

For media center enthusiasts, the GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H motherboard features ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 integrated graphics that offers exceptional power efficiency and versatile high definition graphics configurations for the living room. ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 graphics includes support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1, for next generation features and performance that make this solution a leader in its class. The GA-880GMA-UD2H can also accommodate discrete VGA cards with ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ for those enthusiasts who want to play demanding games on their media centers.

GIGABYTE Auto Unlock technology features a unique Core Boost micro-processor that enables the CPU’s hidden cores (when available), effectively providing a CPU upgrade while running multi-threaded applications or multi-tasking. More information is available from the official GIGABYTE motherboard web page.

"The GIGABYTE 800 series motherboard line-up is one of the most exciting launches we've had in a while due to the sheer number of unique new features, from both AMD and GIGABYTE, that make their debut on these products," commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. "Perhaps the most interesting of these is On/Off Charge, the first of many unique features derived from GIGABYTE 3x USB Power technology. On/Off Charge USB ports will make their way onto a majority of GIGABYTE motherboard models in the coming months as a standard feature that iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can look for when they upgrade their PCs."

 
On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to charge their devices from the USB ports of their PC regardless of whether it is on or off. This capability is enabled by the On/Off driver utilitycombined with a dedicated white and red On/Off Charge USB port connector that connects to two front panel USB ports for user convenience. In addition, GIGABYTE 3x USB Power technology allows these users to enjoy faster device recharging by tripling the current that is available from all USB ports.


 
USB 3.0 Support
The GIGABYTE AMD 800 series motherboards support USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) via an onboard NEC uPD720200 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of continued use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard NEC SuperSpeed USB technology also provides new power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.


3x USB Power Boost

The GIGABYTE AMD 800 series motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB bus powered devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device operation and compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.


SATA 6 Gbps Support

GIGABYTE AMD 800 series motherboards feature 6 ports of high-speed native SATA Revision 3.0 with 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). Moreover, they support multiple RAID configurations that include RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 that provide users with a range of choices for high performance or high reliability data storage.


A list of XL-ATX suitable cases is available on the GA-890FXA-UD7 web page. More information about the GIGABYTEGA-890FXA-UD7, GA-880GMA-UD2H and GA-870A-UD3 motherboards is available from their respective product web pages. More information about GIGABYTE On/Off Charge and 3x USB Power is available fromhttp://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/WebPage/mb_on-off-charge/on-off-charge.htm and www.usb3motherboard.com.

The GIGABYTE 800 Series Motherboard List
 

AMD 890FX

AMD 890GX

AMD 880G

AMD 870

GA-890FXA-UD7 GA-890GPA-UD3H GA-880GA-UD3H GA-870A-UD3
GA-890FXA-UD5   GA-880G-UD3H  
    GA-880GMA-UD2H  
    GA-880GM-USB3  
    GA-880GM-UD2H  



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MSI Unveils AMD 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 Series Featuring CPU Core Unlock Capability and USB 3.0

City of Industry, CA (April 27th, 2010) - Globally-renowned motherboards and graphics card manufacturer MSI today proudly unveiled their all-new 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 series motherboards, featuring industry’s first Military Class components certified by the Department of Defense for ultimate stability, the most intelligent OC Genie utility for easy overclocking and unique CPU Core Unlock feature via BIOS to unleash the performance of AMD Phenom II Black Edition and new AMD Phenom II x6 six core processors. MSI 890FXA-GD70 and its AMD 800 family is especially engineered for those who demand ultimate performance backed by Military Class components, and the most comprehensive AMD solution equipped with future proof USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s data transfer technology. The new MSI AMD 800 family includes 890FXA-GD70, 890GXM-G65, 880GMA-E45, and 870A-G54.
Model list is available at: http://event.msi.com/mb/amd800/
 
The 890FXA-GD70 features AMD's latest SB850 southbridge chipset support and server-grade, Military Class specifications for the ultimate performance platform.  Also included is the OC Genie intelligent overclocking utility, designed by MSI especially for the AMD platform. With the Unlock CPU Core function, consumers can enjoy ultimate performance at a reasonable price by taking their dual core processor and making it into a quad-core. The 890FXA-GD70 also fully supports the latest generation USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s transfer technologies that boost high capacity file transfer speed and quality to future standards. In addition, the environmentally conscious and economical DrMOS design is also included (on select models only) making this mainboard a must buy for the enthusiast
 
 
The MSI 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 series mainboards (including 890GX/880G/870) all fully support the Unlock CPU Core function, not only boosting CPU performance by 104%,but also saving you money by investing in a triple-core instead of quad-core! BIOS updates for the next generation AMD Phenom II X6 CPU can also be fully supported - allowing you to effortlessly enjoy the extreme performance of AMD's upcoming 6 core processor.
 
Military Class Components Enhance Stability and Longevity

The MSI 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 series mainboards features server-grade Military Class components. Certified by the Department of Defense, these components ensure that you are using the highest grade components to power your board.  Hi-c CAP (highly-conductive polymer capacitor), Solid CAP (solid capacitor), and Icy Choke (low-temperature inductors) fully enhance product lifespan, heat-resistance, and stability. The specific characteristics of Hi-c CAP are extreme heat-resistance, high stability, and high performance, offering 8X the lifespan of ordinary solid state capacitors. Icy Choke inductors are the result of the application of the latest materials and structural designs to deliver high heat resistance, low power consumption, and low noise. Compared to ordinary capacitors, Solid CAP offers a lifespan that can extend your board up to 10 years, not only providing admirable mainboard longevity, but also offering flawless performance and reduction crashes or lagging due to overheated hardware.  These materials power defense systems and they are going to power your gaming system as well.

 
MSI's Exclusive OC Genie Intelligent Overclocking Function Offers a Ultimate Experience for Easy Overclocking

To meet the overclocking requirements of gamers, the MSI 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 series mainboards have MSI's exclusively designed OC Genie’s automatic overclocking utility built in. Consumers don't need a deep knowledge of computing concepts and configurations; by utilizing the BIOS interface to allow automatic adjustment of the CPU clock, CPU performance will increase by 26% or more. Pair with the Unlock CPU Core technology and see boosts of CPU performance by up to 148% -- the highest performance increase without hassle!

 
 
Unlock CPU Core Unleashes CPU Performance Potential

In a few easy steps, Unlock CPU Core can unleash a CPU's hidden core. When unlocking 2 cores to 4 cores, CPU performance increases by over 104%. With a dual core budget you can enjoy a major performance upgrade and astonishing quad core power – free.

 
Built-In USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s - A Huge Leap in File Transfer Speed

All MSI’s AMD 800 series mainboards comes equipped with the USB 3.0 SATA 6Gb/s, the latest standard in data transfer technology. Compared to traditional USB 2.0 transfer speeds, USB 3.0 offers 10X the data transfer performance. For instance, if a USB 3.0 interface is used to transfer a Blu-ray video, each section needs only 1 minute to complete a transfer. At the same time, the MSI 890FXA-GD70 natively supports SATA 6Gb/s, the next generation high-speed transfer technology, with a vast increase in transfer bandwidth. Also, SATA 6Gb/s offers double the bandwidth of traditional SATA II and accelerated data transfer speeds to fully meet stability and speed requirements of consumers.  Be ready for the SSD hard drive revolution with SATA 6Gb/s ready motherboards!
 
The MSI 890FXA-GD70 and AMD 800 series mainboards integrate a number of exclusive technologies, outstanding specifications, and server-grade, military class components while doubling its ultra-powerful capabilities, extreme stability, and top-of-the-line overclocking performance. 

For more detail about MSI AMD 800 family, please visit MSI at: http://event.msi.com/mb/amd800/

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