First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Welcome in a New Professional FirePro W8100 Graphics Card from AMD

AMD has filled up its professional line of graphics cards with a new model: the AMD FirePro W8100. According to the manufacturer, the greenhorn is an optimal choice for computer-aided design, video editing, compositing, visualization, color grading, and computing tasks. The release is arranged for July, adding the variety of different versions from AMD partners, like Sapphire and others.

AMD FirePro W8100 is based on AMD GCN 2.0 graphics core with 2560 stream processors and 40 cluster units. Memory subsystem comes up with 8 GB of GDDR5 chips, featuring 512-bit interface. Its data transfer bandwidth equals to 320 Gb/sec. Upon the whole, the peak efficiency of single-precision computations achieves 4.2 TFLOPS, whereas the peak efficiency of dual-precision computations makes up 2.1 TFLOPS.

One of the major distinctive features attributed to the graphics card is the integration of four DisplayPort 1.2 ports. They allow for the connection of up to 4 monitors simultaneously; …

ASUS is releasing ROG Vulcan PRO headphones for gamers

ASUS is preparing to release new gaming headphones by Republic Of Gamers family with codename ASUS ROG Vulcan PRO. They are the successor to the Vulcan ANC, which received great popularity with players around the world.

The main difference of new headphones is the availability of sound processor ROG Spitfire, which does not require installing any additional software — everything functions at the hardware level. It allows you to optimize performance sound by activating one of the three modes using special keys:

FPS EQ — designed for fans of the genre of FPS and allows players to hear important game details to better determine the position of the enemy;

7.1 virtual surround — provides emulation playback volume 8-channel sound;

Headphone amplifier — allows increasing the volume of the sounds.

High quality sound is provided by two 40-mm neodymium speaker. In addition, the headphones are equipped with built-in equalizer, thanks to which the user can configure the …
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