Scythe to Release a General-Duty Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler

Scythe, a well-known Japanese designer of top-notch PC cases & cooling systems, announces the release in the European market of its general-duty CPU cooler, entitled Grand Kama Cross 3 (codename: SCGKC-3000). The greenhorn features 171x147x140 mm dimensions and weighs 790 g. It is compatible with an overwhelming majority of Intel and AMD platforms (except for AM1). Pricing is set at 40 EUR.



Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 consists of a two-section aluminum heatsink that includes multi-form ribs, a copper base, four copper heatpipes, and a 140-mm fan GlideStream. The latter supports PWM technology which allows the blades to rotate within 400 RPM and 1300 RPM range. On low revolutions the airflow reaches 50.8 CFM, while on the peak rotational index the airflow achieves 165.1 CFM index. Despite high efficiency, the noise level remains on a comfortable level: 12.5-30.7 dB.


This cooler is additionally furnished with a dedicated Hyper Precision Mounting System. It employs screws …

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 …

EVO X DDR4 Memory Kits and Modules with RGB Lighting from GeIL

GeIL has announced the release of EVO X DDR4 Memory Kits and Modules for PCs equipped with motherboards based on the Intel X99 and Z170 chipsets.



The key speciality of these products is the GeIL HILM (Hybrid-Independent-Light-Module). These entirely independent solutions feature LEDs, a microcontroller, a mode select switch and two power supply connectors.


On one side of modules there is a 12 volt 4-pin slot for establishing a connection with LED strips on the motherboard. It enables adjustment of the backlighting. Compatibility with MSI Mystic Light, ASUS Aura and Gigabyte Ambient LED systems is provided. On the other side of modules one can see a 9/12 volt 2-pin slot, which makes it possible to choose one of the lighting modes with the help of the switch.


The EVO X memory is presented as separate 4, 8 or 16 GB modules and as kits, containing two such products. The frequency range is 2,133–4,133 MHz. The supply voltage equals to 1.2 or 1.35 v. Novelties are …
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