creative sound blaster z seCreative Technology today announced the release of Sound Blaster Z SE, the latest addition to its well-established Sound Blaster Z-series. This Special Edition comes with updated features designed to deliver an even better audio experience backed by 30 years of audio processing legacy. Sporting a myriad of newly added gaming profiles, as well as microphone and headphone EQ presets, the Sound Blaster Z SE is the ideal sound card for gaming and even video conferencing while working from home.

Featuring the same high-quality audio specifications as its predecessor, with up to 116 dB SNR at an amazing bit rate of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, the Sound Blaster Z SE offers users an extra boost to entertainment and gaming audio. It includes additional gaming acoustic profiles optimized for the hottest games like PUBG and microphone EQ presets tuned for crystal clear communication. Sound Blaster Z SE now also supports 7.1 virtual on headphones and discrete 5.1 on speakers with an expanded list of headphone profiles to include the latest models to offer an optimized listening experience for users.

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VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT, a trademarked brand of PATRIOT and a global leader in performance memory, solid-state drives, and flash storage solutions, today is pleased to announce the launch of its new VIPER STEEL RGB series DDR4 high-performance memory. The VIPER STEEL RGB series evolved from the award-winning VIPER STEEL series memory and now comes equipped with spectacular RGB illumination and dedicated to bringing desktop DRAM RGB lighting design to a whole new level. The VIPER STEEL RGB series memory kits are currently available at speeds 3200MHz and 3600MHz with the largest capacity of 64GB (2x32GB) kit. All modules are hand-tested and optimized across the latest Intel and AMD Ryzen platforms to deliver excellent stability and a visual feast of RGB lighting to PC enthusiasts and water-cooled PC modders.

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For better thermal dissipation and distinctive appearance, the VIPER STEEL RGB series DDR4 memory features a redesigned heatshield comprised of high-quality aluminum coated in a pearlescent black paint and a scratch-proof finish. The lightbar embedded on the top of the heatshield brings 5 impressive multi-zones of RGB to the memory module. It fully supports the latest ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASROCK Polychrome Sync RGB Motherboard RGB applications.

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TEAMGROUP, a global leader in computer memory, has rapidly responded to market demand changes during the crucial transition period of next-generation DRAM technology. By integrating the newest technologies to promote its development of DDR5 memory, it has outpaced competitions and developed the first engineering sample of consumer-grade DDR5 memory. With this success, it will welcome the new DDR5 generation with consumers worldwide.

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Presently, TEAMGROUP is working hard at producing its first batch of DDR5 memory with the tentative specifications of 16GB, 4800MHz, and 1.1V for a single module. The company is cooperating with major motherboard manufacturers, such as ASUS, MSI, ASRock, and GIGABYTE, providing memory and working together with their R&D divisions to perform validation tests. Through the collaboration of R&D teams, TEAMGROUP was able to accelerate the development of its DDR5 memory by adjusting the initial parameters. The successful completion of the validation phase will confirm that the frequencies of standard DDR5 products surpass those of overclocked DDR4 products, and will represent another big step forward in the evolution of computer memory.

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TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products including network-attached storage (NAS) devices, launches the D2 Clone 2-slot drive cloning and enclosure. The TerraMaster D2 Clone is ideal for professional content creators, businesses, and users that handle large amounts of storage, offering an easy and fast way to clone data for backup and safekeeping. The D2 Clone can clone hours of video editing file, backups of media files, entire music libraries, surveillance video footage, business data, and more.

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The D2 Clone features multi-drive compatibility, supporting a wide range of brands and models of 2.5” HDDs and SSDs and 3.5” HDDs, supports drives of up to 18TB capacity per disk slot. The D2 Clone has status LED indicators for easy progress monitoring and misoperation protection to prevent accidental cloning. The sturdy and classy aluminum chassis with smart fan keeps installed drives cool at all times. It works as a Direct Attached Storage (DAS) when connected to a computer. It uses a widely compatible USB-C connectivity and supports Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.

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SK hynix Inc. announced to launch world’s first DDR5 DRAM. It is a high-speed and high-density product optimized for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) as a next generation standard of DRAM.

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Since SK hynix announced the development of World’s First 16 Gigabit (Gb) DDR5 DRAM on November 2018, the Company has provided its major partners including Intel with sample products, and has completed various tests and verification of its functions and compatibility. This will allow SK hynix to provide its customers with the products once the DDR5 market becomes active.

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VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT, a trademarked brand of PATRIOT and a global leader in performance memory, solid-state drives, and flash storage solutions, today is excited to announce the launch of their high-speed 16GB kits of VIPER 4 BLACKOUT PERFORMANCE MEMORY, available in speeds from 4133MHz up to 4400MHz. These modules are designed to maximize the performance potential of computer systems, including hardcore gaming and video processing rigs.

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The VIPER 4 BLACKOUT MEMORY has been universally recognized among enthusiast-grade builders as a brand they can trust when maximizing overall system performance while complementing their system designs with a stylish, eye-catching heat spreader. These high-speed 16GB kits are available in speeds from 4133MHz up to 4400MHz, built to offer an extremely fast DDR4 DRAM memory kit with exceptional stability and compatibility across the latest Intel and AMD Ryzen platforms. They are also built from rigorously tested memory chips and a 10-layer black PCB for ensuring the top quality.

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Crucial, Micron’s global consumer brand of computer memory and storage, today announced its limited edition Crucial Ballistix MAX 5100 gaming DRAM. Expanding on the award-winning legacy of the Crucial Ballistix product portfolio, this latest offering provides consumers with an optimal gaming memory option, boasting the highest speeds available to date for purchase.

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Crucial Ballistix is the only brand of gaming DRAM that incorporates custom tuning at the die level, resulting in world record-setting performance. In fact, these same gaming DRAM modules were recently used by a competitive overclocker to hit a blistering 6,666MT/s, the fastest ever for DDR4 modules. The record-breaking frequency and valid CPU-Z screenshot are posted on HWBOT. Like Micron’s leading products and solutions for enterprise and personal computing,Crucial gaming memory is purpose-built, making it the only gaming memory that’s vertically integrated — designed, engineered and manufactured from start to finish in-house. This unique approach is unmatched by competitors, allowing the new 5100MT/s modules to deliver blazing fast speeds to hardcore gamers and maximized results to overclocking enthusiasts.

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QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QXP-10G2U3A - a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-port PCIe Expansion Card which provides speeds of up to 10Gbps. QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 2 Expansion Cards can be installed in QNAP NAS with a PCIe slot, or Windows/Linux desktops/servers to enable faster connections to modern USB devices.

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The QXP-10G2U3A includes two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, with each port providing up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds. It supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) to facilitate fast file-sharing data transfers, uses advanced low-power processes, and follows standard PCIe/USB bus Power Management to optimize power consumption. The QXP-10G2U3A also supports overcurrent detection and short circuit protection.

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AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., a leader in digital video and audio, today announced it has launched the Live Gamer DUO, the latest addition to AVerMedia’s video capture card lineup. The Live Gamer DUO, shortened as DUO, is the world’s first internal video capture card with dual HDMI inputs that supports 4K60 HDR10 and Full HD at 240 frames per second (FPS) and up to Full HD 60 FPS respectively.

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With the DUO’s primary input and powerful onboard video processing capabilities content creators will be able to enjoy 4K60 HDR10 or Full HD 240 FPS gameplay on the passthrough side, while capturing at Full HD 60 FPS or Full HD 60 FPS HDR10.Downscaling, frame rate conversion, and tone mapping is done on the card itself, allowing the creator’s streaming rig to focus on more important tasks.

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QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QXG-2G1T-I225 PCIe network card. Providing single-port 2.5GBASE-T connectivity that supports 2.5G, 1G, 100Mbps and 10Mbps network speeds, the QXG-2G1T-I225 is a PCIe 2.0 x1 card that can be installed in a QNAP NAS or a Windows®/Linux® PC. Existing CAT 5e cables can be used with the QXG-2G1T-I225 to provide an immediate upgrade to 2.5GbE networking. The QXG-2G1T-I225 also supports Windows Server 2019 and provides efficient server management with support for Intel Teaming (Link aggregation), PXE, Intel AMT, Wake on LAN, and VLAN.

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“The QXG-2G1T-I225 represents QNAP’s commitment to providing affordable 2.5GbE solutions. By using existing CAT 5e cables, users can immediately benefit from 2.5GbE by pairing their QXG-2G1T-I225 with a 2.5GbE switch and NAS.” said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “2.5GbE provides immediate benefits to both home and business users across a wide range of applications – including gaming, multimedia, virtualization, backup, and general everyday usage. QNAP’s 2.5GbE solutions represent the easiest and most wallet-friendly way to adopt high-speed networking.”

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