Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Honda has revealed the first images of the new European version of a small SUV, ahead of its world premiere at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris next month. The HR-V is Honda’s new entry into Europe’s fast-growing small SUV segment.

The unique exterior design of the new HR-V prototype echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body. This coupé-esque elegance is achieved without compromising the interior practicality of the car.

The HR-V features a centre fuel tank location to create one of the most spacious and adaptable small SUV cabins. Honda Magic Seats® make use of this versatility by enabling a wide range of seating configurations, with the ability to fold the second row seats completely flat for added cargo space.

Further information on the new European HR-V will be announced during Honda’s press conference at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Hall 3, at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October.

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ASUS today announced PadFone mini (PF451CL), a beautiful 4.5-inch smartphone that slots into the supplied PadFone mini Station to transform instantly into a powerful 7-inch tablet. With built-in 4G LTE radios the latest PadFone mini offers fast connectivity worldwide.

Powered by a multi-core 1.6GHz 2X2 Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, the new two-in-one PadFone mini comfortably fits the palm for an instantly expanded view on a bright, clear 1280 x 800-pixel display — even better than HD. Exclusive ASUS DynamicDisplay technology resizes apps automatically and instantly for the different display sizes. Super-strength Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 protects not only the smartphone’s display from scrapes and scratches but also the screen of PadFone mini Station.

PadFone mini includes an ASUS-exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera to capture superb-quality everyday photos and a 2MP front-facing lens for fun snaps and selfies. As the latest addition to the PadFone mini line-up, PF451CL has 8GB internal storage and a built-in microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB of additional storage.

PF451CL also benefits from ASUS ZenUI, the sublime new user interface that’s exclusive to ASUS smart devices, providing advanced functionality that’s both easy to use and beautiful to behold.

Everyday convenience with a view that expands instantly

PadFone mini (PF451CL) brings together the convenience of a 4.5-inch smartphone with the power and versatility of a 7-inch handheld tablet for a two-in-one device that can always be held and used comfortably with just one hand. PadFone mini saves the hassle of carrying two distinct devices and, with a combined weight of just 445g, PF451CL is much lighter than many other smartphone-and-tablet combinations.

Both the 4.5-inch (854 x 480-pixel) and 7-inch (1280 x 800-pixel) displays use IPS (in-plane switching) technology, resulting in fantastically clear and sharp images that also offer great viewing angles. To ensure a seamless experience when switching between smartphone and tablet modes, PadFone mini’s exclusive DynamicDisplay technology ensures that apps are reformatted for the appropriate screen size. Users don’t need to mess around to get the view they want: PF451CL’s view is expanded instantly when the smartphone is docked with PadFone mini Station, and reformatted just as quickly when removed.

As well, PadFone mini Station uses the smartphone’s SIM card, so users are able to forget about syncing hassles and the expense of maintaining dual data plans — PadFone mini is the only smart device anyone needs to carry.

Beauty, speed and power that lasts all day — and even beyond

PadFone mini (PF451CL) is powered by a 1.6GHz 2X2 Intel Atom multi-core Z2560 processor to deliver all the performance needed to run both smartphone and tablet apps smoothly. PadFone mini (PF451CL) is also a joy to use, with ASUS ZenUI designed to ease busy modern lifestyles. ASUS ZenUI What’s Next, for example, puts upcoming appointments, new messages and missed calls right in front of the user, so nothing is ever missed; and ASUS ZenUI Do It Later helps users focus on their most important tasks.

The latest 4G LTE connectivity ensures that online experiences are as slick as all other aspects of PF451CL. When connected to a 4G LTE network, users enjoy download speeds of up to 100Mbit/s, enabling incredible responsiveness for every online activity.

When docked, PadFone mini Station charges the smartphone, virtually eliminating worries about finding a mains outlet during the day — or even beyond.

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Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design. The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new “Smart Grip.”

The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications, from “cinéma vérité”-style documentaries and reality TV to magazine shows, commercial and corporate applications.

Native E-Mount; A-Mount Lens Compatibility

The PXW-FS7 is a native E-mount camcorder designed to give users maximum lens options and flexibility, smooth and silent iris, focus and zoom control, with auto exposure and SteadyShot stabilization. An extremely shallow, 18 mm flange-back distance enables the use of a range of 35mm lenses. Sony’s optional LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor allows compatibility with a wide range of high-quality A-mount lenses.

The new camera will be available in two versions: body-only, and the PXW-FS7K version with a new servo zoom E-Mount lens FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G).

The new E-mount lens is the world’s first 35mm full-frame interchangeable power zoom lens. It features constant F4 value, independent rings for iris, zoom and focus control, and is dust- and moisture-resistant. The SELP28135G has SteadyShot stabilization, minimum focus breathing and is enabled with Sony’s new Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) to reduce zoom noise while shooting.

The PXW-FS7 is compatible with Sony´s new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps and Full High Definition (1920×1080) with 60/50 progressive frames is possible. A firmware update in early 2015 will enable native HD recording in the Apple ProRes HQ 422 codec, when using an optional extension unit (XDCA-FS7).

Through the XDCA-FS7’s FS-RAW interface, the PXW-FS7 is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with Sony’s HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5, or with a compatible third-party external recorder.

The PXW-FS7 features 2 XQD card slots that support simultaneous recording and relay recording. To support the FS7’s Slow and Quick motion and internal 4Krecording, a new 128 GB XQD G series with ultra-high speed transfer up to 440MB/s (read) and 350MB/s (write) has been developed. XQD cards are also available in 64 and 32GB capacities.

The camera includes a low-pass video filter, progressive pixel reading and advanced camera processing to give users a broad span of creative treatments and options such as high speed recording, high resolution and high sensitivity, with less aliasing and less rolling shutter.

The camera’s 4 built-in ND filters allow full exposure control in a range of lighting conditions, without requiring external ND filter equipment. S-Gamut3/SLog3 & S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 are supported for flexibility of post-production options.

The camera’s 11.6 million-pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor delivers enhanced sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio for fantastic low light performance.

The new camera is designed to provide a range of creative shot options. It can be used hand-held, and is also designed for balanced shoulder-mount use without the need for additional rigs. The flexible viewfinder mounting system lets users easily relocate it for changing shooting positions.

The supplied Smart Grip provides easy access to key camera functions including focus magnification; the user menu; REC start/ stop; and zoom. Its assignable wheel allows control of Iris, Focus, Audio Level and Gain.

The camera’s image sensor and signal processor are contained in an environmentally sealed chamber. Heat is directed to an external radiator with a fan for active cooling.

Sony is also introducing an optional accessory, the VCT-FS7 light-weight rod support system featuring 15mm rods and an adjustable shoulder pad. This lets shooters use additional peripherals and easily attach follow focus systems or an external recorder.

Key features of the PXW-FS7

  • Sony’s Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Native E-Mount; Compatible with A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor required), 18 mm flange back distance
  • On-board UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording
  • Wide choice of recording systems
  • XAVC (Intra/Long GOP)
  • MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only)
  • Apple ProRes codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately)
  • RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately)
  • Slow & Quick Motion for over-and under-cranking
  • Dual XQD card slots
  • 16-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • ISO 2000
  • Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding
  • Die-cast magnesium frame
  • Environmentally sealed electronics
  • Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately
  • GPS

The following are planned availability and suggested list pricing for the PXW-FS7 and accessories:

  • PXW-FS7 4K XDCAM Super 35mm Camcorder (body only) – October 2014, suggested list price less than $10,000.
  • PXW-FS7K 4K XDCAM Super 35mm Camcorder (with FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS lens) – December 2014, suggested list price less than $13,000.
  • XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit – December 2014, suggested list price less than $2,500.
  • SELP28135G FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS lens – December 2014, suggested list price of $2,500.
  • VCT-FS7 Light-weight rod support system – December 2014, suggested list price less than $1,200.

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The delivery of the STING, an engineering variant of the CV90 vehicles, is the latest milestone for the program.“We have been working extremely closely with BAE Systems Hägglunds over the course of 26 months with this comprehensive contract,” said Colonel Ragnar Wennevik, Programme Manager Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization Land Systems. “Over the past six months, BAE Systems has delivered two of the five planned variants of the Norwegian CV90 fleet in a timely manner.”

We were awarded the contract in June 2012 to upgrade and deliver a total of 144 CV90 vehicles to the Norwegian Army. The first CV90 IFV, an infantry fighting variant, was delivered in February of this year.

Under the CV90 contract to Norway, we will deliver five vehicle variants, including 74 infantry fighting, 21 reconnaissance, 15 command, 16 engineering, 16 multi-role and two driver training vehicles. The multi-role vehicles are designed to undertake different functions, including mortar carrier and logistics roles.

Norwegian Industry is playing a major role. One partner is Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, which leads a team of Thales and Vinghøg. Another partner is Ritek AS from Levanger responsible for production of the  engineering vehicle.

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MSI is pleased to announce its latest addition to the popular GAMING series of graphics cards, the R9 285 GAMING 2G. Cooled by the Twin Frozr IV Advanced, the R9 285 GAMING 2G offers an excellent balance between great gaming features and performance with balanced out thermal and acoustic specs. Although the R9 285 GAMING already offers great performance at its price-point, The card offers even more performance through the MSI Gaming app and MSI Afterburner. The latter allows for voltage and power limit adjustment to increase overclock ability and performance even further. The new MSI R9 285 GAMING 2G is powered by AMD’s newest Tonga Pro GPU.

The MSI GAMING benefit

MSI’s GAMING series is designed to provide gamers with quality they can rely on. For Graphics Cards this means you get the best thermal solution and components to make sure you stay cool and stable no matter how long your gaming session is. The Twin Frozr IV Advanced is remarkably silent while maintaining excellent temperatures and the Military Class 4 components are designed to remain stable in extreme conditions. The MSI Gaming App puts the gamer in control with a choice of Silent, Gaming and OC modes to utilize performance or silence based on the need of the gamer.

MSI Afterburner 4.0

MSI Afterburner 4.0 (beta) is the latest edition of the world’s most popular overclocking software. It is the world’s first 64-bit overclocking software for Graphics Cards, Integrated Graphics and Notebooks. MSI Afterburner 4.0 can display all statistical information in 32 and 64 bit games and applications, comes with a multitude of configuration options, like exclusive Triple Over-voltage, built in video capturing and DirectX 11 benchmark.MSI Afterburner has built-in support for a large range of current and next-gen GPUs

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AMD Never Settle: Space Edition

Buyers of a MSI R9 285 GAMING 2G are eligible* to choose any title in the new Never Settle: Space Edition program, which includes mega-blockusters like Alien: Isolation and the crowd-sourcing wonder Star Citizen. This adds to the choice of other great titles like Sniper Elite III, Murdered: Soul Suspect and Company of Heroes 2.

Technical specifications

Name R9 285 GAMING 2G
GPU Tonga Pro
Shader Processors / Speed 1792 Units / 1000 MHz
Memory Speed / Size / Type 5500 MHz / 2GB / GDDR5
Thermal Design / TDP Twin Frozr IV Advanced / <250W
Dimensions (mm) / Weight (g) 260x127x37 / 760

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LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its new LG Studio premium built-in kitchen package at IFA 2014. A distinctly modern, luxurious take on the traditional European kitchen, LG Studio combines sophisticated styling with the latest innovations in home appliance technology. Each product in the LG Studio has been specifically designed to form part of a total, integrated kitchen solution for maximum performance, convenience and a sense of visual harmony. LG Studio offers a full complement of modern kitchen necessities, including refrigerators, built-in ovens, cooktops, microwave ovens and dishwashers that represent the perfect marriage of functionality and refined European style.

LG Built-in Electric Oven: Keeping Itself Clean

LG’s proprietary built-in technology helps create an eco-friendly kitchen by generating energy savings across the entire LG Studio range. EasyClean™ is a self-cleaning function offered in LG’s built-in electric ovens that delivers a clean oven interior in as little as 20 minutes. Without the need for harsh chemicals and scrubbing, EasyClean™ transforms cleaning into three simple steps: spray the interior with water, run the 20 minute EasyClean™ cycle with the simple touch of a button, wipe down the enamel-coated interior when the cycle is complete.

LG Built-in Refrigerators: Foods Kept Fresher While Saving Energy

LG Built-in Refrigerators possess Total No Frost, an indirect cooling system which optimizes airflow in the unit’s various compartments for longer food freshness. And LG’s advanced Inverter Linear Compressor featured in LG Built-in Refrigerators employs a linear piston drive instead of a conventional reciprocating drive, generating less internal friction for greater reliability and durability as well as lower energy requirements and noise. The Moist Balance Crisper™, a special lattice-type fruit and vegetable box cover, reabsorbs evaporated moisture from fruit and vegetables for longer freshness. What’s more, the upgraded Hygiene Fresh+™ air purification system uses a highly effective 4-step process including UV LED lighting to eliminate harmful bacteria commonly found inside refrigerators. And with the Zero Clearance door, which open a full 90 degrees even in the tightest space, all the drawers can be fully extended for convenient access to one’s favor foods.

LG Built-in Dishwasher: Providing a Smart Clean

LG Built-in Dishwasher delivers sparkling results using TrueSteam™ technology which is activated when the unit’s Steam Power mode is engaged. TrueSteam™ discharges high-temperature steam particles ― 1/1600 the size of normal water droplets ― from precisely aimed pressure nozzles so that food particles are dispersed and dishes are left immaculately clean. Steam temperature and pressure are managed by the dishwasher’s built-in steam generator, which is gentle yet powerful enough to remove tough stains such as lipstick. The revolutionary TrueSteam-equipped LG Built-in Dishwasher removes the inconvenience of pre-washing dishes by hand. And LG Built-in Dishwasher’s amazing energy efficiency (A++) is made possible by LG’s unique Inverter Direct Drive. This advanced motor technology optimizes the power needed for each load by directly and more efficiently transferring energy from the motor to the water spray system.

LG Built-in Electric Hob & Hood: The Complete Kitchen

The LG Built-in Electric Hob features illuminated visual indicators, allowing for the active plates to be easily identified, the Built-in Hood offers electronic touch control with features such as an off-timer, filter saturation indicator and the self-timing intensive mode for maximum ease-of-use.

“Today’s customers want their kitchens to be functional and visually appealing at the same time,” said Seong-jin Jo, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. “LG Studio offers the best of both, fusing the understated elegance of European design with the power, precision and efficiency of LG’s industry leading technologies. Our built-in package is ideal for those who enjoy the culinary arts, interior décor and, of course, convenience.”

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ASUS PT2001 Portable All-in-One PC

ASUS today announced the PT2001 Portable All-in-One (AiO) PC, which combines a HD+ 19.5-inch Windows 8.1 tablet and a touchscreen desktop PC in one space-saving, convenient and portable device. Powered by the latest 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, optional powerful discrete graphics, and featuring a rechargeable battery, it can be used as a traditional PC or a large-format tablet anywhere around the home or office. A convenient flip-out handle makes it easy to carry the powerful and energy-efficient PT2001 anywhere.

Uncompromising performance, effortless portability

PT2001 is powered by up to a 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 820M graphics for superb multitasking and smooth graphics performance. Weighing only 3.3kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle — which folds away when not in use — Portable AiO is easy to carry and set up anywhere, even away from a power outlet thanks to its internal rechargeable battery that lasts up to five hours. PT2001 has a slim design that tapers to just 12.3mm at its thinnest point, making it look sleek and stylish in any setting.

The centerpiece of PT2001 is its HD+ (1600 x 900) 19.5-inch IPS 10-point multi-touch display, which provides a crisp and vivid image for immersive entertainment experiences. Its precise and accurate touch sensors ensure smooth and intuitive control of Windows 8.1 and touch-based apps or games. The adjustable aluminum hinge makes PT2001 easy to lay flat for playing touch-based games or enjoying movies and photos with friends and family. For use on a table or desk, the pull-out kickstand provides solid support, and folds flush into the back when not needed.

Designed for shared enjoyment

To enhance the enjoyment of movies, music and games, PT2001 uses ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for amazingly-rich sound that has deep, refined bass and is crystal-clear even at higher volumes. Optional 802.11ac Wi-Fi support delivers stunningly fast network speeds for stutter-free video-streaming and a responsive internet experience. Two convenient HDMI ports make it easy to connect PT2001 to an HDTV or external display to take the entertainment experience to an even larger screen. With the built-in Miracast technology, users also can stream photos and videos wirelessly to a compatible large-screen TV or display, allowing easy sharing with friends and family. While streaming, users can continue to edit files, surf the Internet, read emails, and even play games.


Next-generation technology

Portable AiO PT2001 features innovative gesture control that lets users interact with and control the PC from a distance with simple gestures, allowing them to read books, browse the internet or control movies and music with a wave of the hand. PT2001 includes optional support for Near-Field Communication (NFC) to provide a convenient and enhanced user experience. Used together with an NFC-enabled mobile device, PT2001 provides additional features such as instant Windows logon without typing a password, automatic photo and video backup from the mobile device to PT2001, and direct access to files on the mobile device.

Advanced connectivity features such as two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, plus a versatile 3-in-1 card reader, give PT2001 much more flexibility than any ordinary tablet. Its thin and light portable design means users benefit from all the connectivity features normally associated with a desktop PC, but with the ultimate convenience and portability of a tablet.

ASUS desktops — Most-recommended Windows desktop brand

Innovation, design and reliability are at the heart of all ASUS computers. Winning Readers’ Choice for overall satisfaction for the second year in a row, and for the third successive year in the home category, is proof that ASUS is better at delivering what customers want than rival Windows desktop PC companies. As says: “If you want a Windows desktop PC, ASUS is the best choice”1.

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As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race – that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car this evening, the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction. None other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz onto the stage.

The emotions ran high for around 400 international guests from the worlds of politics, business and the media, including AMG’s founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, as the Mercedes-AMG GT made its début in its birthplace. Previously, Bernd Schneider, five-time DTM champion and with 43 victories the most successful DTM driver of all time, presented a parade of the most famous vehicles from AMG’s history.

Mercedes-AMG created an authentic motor sports atmosphere at its head office in Affalterbach for the first appearance of the new GT under the eyes of the world. A temporary pit lane with stands for spectators and a victory fireworks show set the perfect scene for the début of an ambitious new challenger.

With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand enters a new segment for the company that is teeming with top-class competitors. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. The basis for AMG’s hallmark driving performance is provided by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine, which is also a new development and is built in two output specifications: as a GT with 340 kW (462 hp) and as a GT S with 375 kW (510 hp).
“The Mercedes-AMG GT shows sports car enthusiasts around the world what AMG is capable of”, said Prof Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, and stressed Mercedes-AMG’s importance within Daimler’s engineering network.
“With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high standards with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. It has been ‘handcrafted by racers’, and shows that we make our customers’ dreams come true”, said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and a level of efficiency that sets new standards in the segment.

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ROG Rampage V Extreme

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Rampage V Extreme, an Intel® X99 chipset-based gaming/overclocking motherboard engineered to take the latest LGA 2011-v3-socket Intel Core™ i7 (‘Haswell-E’) processors and DDR4 memory to their limits.

Rampage V Extreme supports quad-channel DDR4 memory and is equipped with multiple exclusive technologies to aid extreme overclockers, including the patent-pending OC Socket, OC Panel, Safe Boot and ReTry buttons. Thanks to its ultimate overclocking design and features, ROG team has broken 28 records1 with Rampage V Extreme. It currently holds two fastest CPU benchmarks (8 Core / 16C threads and 1 Core / 1 thread), 4004MHz G.Skill DDR4 memory speed, 17 3DMark scores, along with two Catzilla, two CineBench, two Wprime, XTU, and HWBotPrime benchmarks.

Rampage V Extreme keeps its cool with the Extreme Engine Digi+ IV voltage-regulator module (VRM), DirectCU direct-contact cooling, X-Socket II and Fan Xpert 3 technologies, along with numerous intelligent onboard sensors. ROG’s new X99 motherboard takes the latest connectivity features to extremes, with dual 10Gbit/s SATA Express ports, a built-in 32Gbit/s PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 slot and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with a three-transmit, three-receive (3×3) antenna configuration.

Rampage V Extreme also includes multiple technologies to deliver best gaming experiences. SupremeFX 2014 ensures flawless audio, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst III combine forces for no-lag networking, and KeyBot grants gamers an instant keyboard upgrade. Exclusive Gamer’s Guardian components provide multiple real-world protections for users.

Exclusive features for extreme overclocking

Rampage V Extreme is packed with exclusive technologies to unleash performance that’s truly extreme — starting with OC Socket. This exclusive processor socket utilizes extra pins to connect a proprietary circuit to contacts found on Haswell-E’s land grid array (LGA). When combined with the ASUS- customized UEFI, OC Socket enables higher DDR4 memory frequencies, lower latencies and enhanced stability while overclocking, even under extreme liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking. OC Socket is 100% compatible with new Haswell-E LGA 2011-3 CPUs, ensuring the ideal combination of overclocking performance and compatibility. Rampage V Extreme grants overclockers the freedom to break every performance barrier.

ROG understands overclockers better than any other manufacturer, so Rampage V Extreme includes all-new hardware-level Safe Boot and ReTry buttons to help put things right when overclocking adventures go wrong —they’re quick, easy and real time-savers.

The new motherboard also includes OC Panel, ROG’s exclusive real-time system monitoring and tweaking accessory that’s a must for all hardcore overclockers.

Installed into a 5.25-inch drive bay, OC Panel has a bright, clear 2.6-inch display that provides live monitoring of multiple vital parameters, including CPU temperature, ratios, base clock and fan speeds. The CPU Level Up button provides instant control over two-stage overclocking, while CPU fan speeds can be adjusted to Turbo, Standard and Silent modes — all these super-simple controls are placed at users’ fingertips.

Alternatively, OC Panel acts as an external overclocking console. In this mode, there are connectors and switches for exclusive ROG features including Subzero Sense, VGA SMB, VGA Hotwire, Slow Mode and Pause. It also offers access to four four-pin fans connectors, as well as remote power and reset buttons.

Pure, precise power

An extreme platform demands extreme control over the purest power, and nothing delivers more control or purer power than Extreme Engine Digi+ IV — Rampage V Extreme’s exclusive voltage-regulator module (VRM).

MicroFine alloy chokes lower overall core loss for lower temperatures, while the VRM has been upgraded with the brand-new PowIRstage®IR3555. This chip integrates the driver, high-side and low-side MOSFETs and features the latest RDS On current-sensing technology.

Extreme Engine Digi+ IV’s high-frequency pulse-width modulation (PWM) implementation scales to 1MHz, allowing the DRAM VRM to achieve a 40% increase in stability.

Ultimate compatibility, cooling and quietness

Rampage V Extreme’s three-piece X-Socket II makes easy work of mounting existing LN2 or dry-ice evaporator pots to the latest LGA2011-v3 socket. The supplied star-keyed screwdriver enables easy replacement of the LGA2011-3 backplate with X-Socket II, so users are able to super-cool with their existing evaporators.

Exclusive DirectCU cooling technology puts a more conductive copper heat-pipe in direct contact with Rampage V Extreme’s VRM. Heat is thendissipated through two large aluminum heatsinks to lower temperatures by up to 7°C.

Rampage V Extreme also includes eight 4/3-pin (PWM/DC) combo fan connectors, four intelligent onboard sensors, three additional 2-pin headers and a selection of three thermal cables. The exclusive Fan Xpert 3 advanced fan controls help users monitor the temperatures of up to seven motherboard areas and key components in real time.

Unmatched connectivity

With a built-in PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, Rampage V Extreme is primed and pumped for the next generation of super-fast SSDs, for lightning-fast transfer speeds of up 32Gbit/s. With a friendly horizontal installation path and support for 60, 80 and 110mm device sizes, ROG’s new motherboard makes it easy for enthusiasts to join the data-transfer fast lane.

Two built-in SATA Express ports, backward-compatible with up to four SATA devices, means Rampage V Extreme also extends storage options, with speeds of up to 10Gbit/s.

Rampage V Extreme is also engineered with an innovative three-transmit, three-receive (3×3) 802.11ac Wi-Fi antenna configuration, right on the board. With multiple antennas zapping data, wireless speeds race as high as 1300Mbit/s (1.3Gbit/s). The design’s wide-reaching range assures strong, stable connections to even distant corners of the home or office.

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LG Electronics (LG), with design support from Swarovski, the renowned Austrian jewelry brand and world-leading manufacturer of high-quality crystals, will unveil a one-of-a-kind CURVED OLED TV at IFA Berlin. Featuring a streamlined stand studded with shimmering crystals complemented by the brilliant, precise colors of the OLED’s self-lighting pixels, this advanced TV exudes elegance beyond compare.

With a paper-thin depth of just 4mm and a weight of only 16kg, the LG CURVED OLED TV is the perfect showcase for Swarovski’s finest. Featuring LG’s stylish Crystal Stand, the ergonomically curved display appears to float on thin air, a breathtaking effect that helps to increase viewer immersion. To create this totally unique stand, approximately 460 luminescent Aurora Borealis crystals of three different sizes (SS8, 10 and 12) were applied by hand using specially made stencils. The result is a subtle but elegant sparkling pattern that turns a cutting-edge television into a work of art.

LG’s OLED TV offers unrivaled visual precision thanks to the company’s advanced pixel-dimming system and the inherent advantages of OLED technology. Viewers can see every pixel come alive and will enjoy the incredible realism of sharp, natural colors and infinite contrast ratio. A singular product that combines the best of technology with the best of design, the luxurious LG CURVED OLED TV with Swarovski crystals glitters and shines in more ways than one.

“We are excited to showcase this one-of-a kind TV — our first collaboration with designers from Swarovski — to visitors at IFA,” said Hyun-hwoi Ha, president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “The epitome of luxury and refinement, Swarovski crystals and LG’s premium OLED TV complement each other perfectly. The crystals help to create an aesthetic that is, quite simply, gorgeous, while our OLED technology ensures a level of picture quality that is every bit as stunning as one could imagine.”

The limited edition LG OLED TV will be on display at IFA 2014 in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin from September 5-10 and will roll out to European customers in the fourth quarter of this year.