PC News Round Up, Issue 8
Published on 26 Dec 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng
Issue 8 of Neofiliac's PC News Round Up: This time, we bring 6 updates from ASUS, Microsoft, and Samsung.
This Round Up provides our summaries on these latest industry news. It is made possible with our NLP-based algorithms.
News Round Up
ASUS announced on 16 Dec 2021
Republic of Gamers Announces Winter Wonderland Event
AASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Winter Wonderland prize giveaway, a weeklong event hosted on the. Each prize on offer during the event features the pristine ROG Moonlight White aesthetic that reflects the ice, snow and clouds of winter. Visitors who participate in the quizzes and polls have a chance to win a Strix Impact II Moonlight White gaming mouse, Strix Go Core gaming headset, Strix Scope Moonlight White gaming keyboard, Strix LC 360 RGB White Edition AIO CPU cooler, Strix Z690-A gaming motherboard for 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, ROG Zephyrus G14 Moonlight White gaming laptop or a Strix GeForce RTX™ 3080 White Edition graphics card.
ASUS announced on 14 Dec 2021
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Partnership with Team BDS
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an exclusive partnership with Team BDS, one of the world’s most revered professional-gaming squads with multiple high-profile titles to its name — including first-place position in the Rainbow Six European League 2021 (Stage 3). ROG will support Team BDS with a sponsorship agreement that will see the team’s players and gaming houses kitted out with a cutting-edge armory of gaming peripherals, including the all-new ROG keyboards, mice, mousepads, headsets and gaming chairs. “As a global technology leader, we are constantly In Search of Incredible, and this achievement showcases our relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence, achieved particularly through collaboration.”.
ASUS announced on 07 Dec 2021
ASUS Announces Dual GeForce RTX 2060 with 12 GB of VRAM
With all the recent advancements in the gaming world, NVIDIA® and ASUS want PC building to be as accessible as possible, so the two new models — ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2060 EVO and EVO OC Edition — are designed to power bang-for-the-buck gaming builds. Barrier rings around the blades optimize its flow through the large heatsink, allowing the fans to put airflow where it is needed most without running full bore — so users get a quieter, cooler gaming experience. In fact, under light loads, the fans will not spin at all: ASUS 0db tech spins up the fans only when the GPU reaches 55° C, and they will stop spinning once the GPU cools back to 50° C for a truly silent session.
ASUS announced on 03 Dec 2021
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Wingwall Graphics Card Holder
ASUS today announced the ROG Wingwall graphics card holder, a specially designed bracket that helps support the weight of the large graphics cards commonly found in gaming PCs. This customizable, easy-to-mount system enhancement joins pre-existing ASUS and ROG graphics card reinforcements — such as integral stiffening frames and full-length backplates — to help DIY builders keep their cards from sagging due to size. The ROG Wingwall graphics card holder leverages the unused PCI Express® expansion slot brackets in a PC case for installation.
Microsoft announced on 22 Dec 2021
Howl of the Wild map comes to Minecraft as part of new year’s celebration
Minecraft‘s New Year’s celebration continues with the introduction of the free Howl of the Wild map. The latest map from Mithey, “Howl of the Wild transforms you into a lone wolf, navigating through a magical forest filled with puzzles to solve, areas to explore and unlikely companions to team up with,” says Sofia Dankis in a post on Minecraft.net. Head over to Minecraft.net to find out more, download the new map and check out Dankis’ interview with Mithey.
Samsung announced on 23 Dec 2021
Samsung Develops High-Performance PCIe 5.0 SSD for Enterprise Servers
Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, integrating the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) 5.0 interface with Samsung’s advanced sixth-generation V-NAND. “For over a decade, Samsung has been delivering SATA, SAS and PCIe-based SSDs that have been recognized for outstanding performance and reliability by leading enterprise server customers including corporations, governments and financial institutions,” said Yong Ho Song, Executive Vice President and Head of the Memory Controller Development Team at Samsung Electronics. “The introduction of our PCIe 5.0 SSD, along with PCIe 6.0-based product developments that are underway, will further solidify our technological leadership in the enterprise server market.”.
- ^ Republic of Gamers Announces Winter Wonderland Event. [ASUS]. https://www.asus.com/News/lcrfqyrr9lluujjd/. 16 Dec 2021.
- ^ ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Partnership with Team BDS. [ASUS]. https://www.asus.com/News/bgwplkyga3om8gpi/. 14 Dec 2021.
- ^ ASUS Announces Dual GeForce RTX 2060 with 12 GB of VRAM. [ASUS]. https://www.asus.com/News/h1kjhbqhmiuzqs0m/. 07 Dec 2021.
- ^ ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Wingwall Graphics Card Holder . [ASUS]. https://www.asus.com/News/jz4k0ifkhypnuhki/. 03 Dec 2021.
- ^ Howl of the Wild map comes to Minecraft as part of new year’s celebration. [Microsoft]. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/12/22/howl-of-the-wild-map-comes-to-minecraft-as-part-of-new-years-celebration/. 22 Dec 2021.
- ^ Samsung Develops High-Performance PCIe 5.0 SSD for Enterprise Servers. [Samsung]. https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-develops-high-performance-pcie-5-0-ssd-for-enterprise-servers. 23 Dec 2021.
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