Saturday, June 13, 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Maximus XII Apex Hits 7.7 GHz on 10 Cores and Overclocks Memory to 6666 MHz

ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Maximus XII Apex Hits 7.7 GHz on 10 Cores and Overclocks Memory to 6666 MHz
ROG reaches highest Intel Core speed, and overclockers break six world records
Fremont, CA (June 12, 2020) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that overclockers have used the latest ROG Maximus XII Apex powerhouse motherboard to break a slew of world records and secure a raft of global first place scores.

Marking a new performance milestone, overclockers took the Intel® Core i9-10900K all the way up to 7.7 GHz frequencies on all 10 of its cores. Because of the ongoing global situation, ASUS was unable to host its traditional overclocking gathering this year, so instead a smaller session took place at the ASUS headquarters in Taiwan — with local overclockers Jon ‘Elmore’ Sandström and Pieter ‘Massman’ Plaisier working alongside internal ASUS experts. Using a liquid-helium setup, the group managed to shatter the Intel Core architecture frequency record, the single-core Geekbench 4 record, and took global first-place positions in 10-core categories for Geekbench 3, Cinebench R15, and wPrime 32M.

Throughout the testing period, ASUS also worked with pros both near and far who flexed their prowess in a variety of benchmarks. Overclocker ‘bianbao’ leveraged the combined power of G.Skill and Intel to hit a new DDR4-memory-overclocking-frequency record of 6666 MHz. Intel’s edge in gaming and graphical performance were shown off by both ‘rsannino’ and ‘Rauf’ who broke 3DMark records: ‘rsannino’ took the 3DMark06 overall world record, and ‘Rauf’ smashed the single-GPU score for version 11. Showing the breadth of the platform, ‘keeph8n’ raked in a few records including Geekbench 4, Cinebench 2003 and GPUPI 3.2 100M. By far, the most accolades went to ‘safedisk’: four world records and seven global first place scores, including Cinebench R15, both HWBot x265 benchmarks, both wPrime scores, and both Super Pi records.
 
All of the records are recorded for reference below.
Overclocker Category* Score**
elmor Intel Core CPU frequency 7707 MHz
bianbao Memory frequency 3332.7 MHz
safedisk Geekbench3 - Multi Core 69936 pts
safedisk Geekbench4 - Single Core 10257 pts
safedisk Cinebench R15 3892 pts
safedisk HWBot x265 Benchmark - 1080p 131.513 fps
safedisk HWBot x265 Benchmark - 4K 31.594 fps
safedisk wPrime - 32m 1.171 sec
safedisk wPrime - 1024m 35.625 sec
safedisk PiFast 8.370 sec
safedisk SuperPi - 1M 4.734 sec
safedisk SuperPi - 32M 4 min 1.766 sec
safedisk GPUPI for CPU - 1B 1m 25.089 sec
rsannino 3DMark06 77469 pts ***
Rauf 3DMark11 57807 pts
keeph8n Geekbench4 - Multi Core 61364 pts ***
keeph8n Cinebench - 2003 12051 pts
keeph8n GPUPI for CPU - 100M 4.316 sec ***
* Unless otherwise noted, all records are in the 10-core class of their category.
** Scores were tracked at 2020-05-20 15:00 GMT.
*** Score submitted internally at time of writing, but not yet published to HWBot.


About ROG Maximus XII Apex
ROG Maximus XII Apex stands out even among the ROG family as a motherboard made to give overclockers and enthusiasts unrestrained power over Intel 10th Generation processors. To learn more, read here for a detailed product introduction:
https://edgeup.asus.com/2020/z490-motherboard-guide-asus-rog/2/

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex is available now. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Master & Dynamic and Leica Camera AG continue their partnership with their latest release: MW07 PLUS and MW65

Master & Dynamic and Leica Camera AG continue their partnership with their latest release: MW07 PLUS and MW65

Three years into their partnership, two sleek additions to the “Master & Dynamic for 0.95” collection include Active Noise - Cancelling Wireless Headphones and True Wireless Earphones in matte black.


[New York, NY] June 30, 2020: New York City-based premium audio company  Master & Dynamic has added two new sound tools to the “Master & Dynamic for 0.95” collection, originally launched in 2017. Created in partnership with the legendary camera company Leica Camera AG and their high-end accessories brand 0.95, the new headphones and earphones are inspired by the iconic design and unrivalled craftsmanship of the world’s fastest aspherical lens, the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH.

The collection includes the brand’s most sophisticated sound tools: MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones in matte black metal with black leather ($499) and MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones in black acetate with a matte black stainless steel charging case ($299).

“It has been an honor to call Leica our partner since April of 2017 when we collaborated on our first collection of analog products. The response was phenomenal, exceeding our expectations. People saw the connection right away: the detail, the materials, craftsmanship and precision engineering. It makes complete sense to forge ahead with our most sophisticated digital products now. We are combining the best parts of heritage and technology.”

Each product borrows iconic design elements from the Noctilux lens and the Leica brand including anodized aluminum with matte black finish, gloss detailing, and Leica’s signature red dot marker. A combination of durable cowhide and supple lambskin reminiscent of the leather used on Leica camera bodies and straps comprise the headband and ear pads of the MW65 Wireless Headphones, while Leica’s iconic red marker and signature knurling are apparent throughout. Outfitted with high performance 40mm Beryllium drivers, two modes of Active Noise-Cancellation, and a lightweight anodized aluminum body, the MW65 Wireless Headphones embody the uncompromising commitment to quality both brands are known for. Likewise, the MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones with 40 hours total playtime also feature elevated materials: beautiful handcrafted acetate, a sleek new matte black stainless steel charging case, and custom 10mm Beryllium drivers. A red multifunction button is a nod to Leica’s iconic red marker.  

The “Master & Dynamic for 0.95” collection is available at MasterDynamic.com, MasterDynamic.co.uk, and MasterDynamic.eu from June 9th.


About Master & Dynamic With an unrelenting attention to design and detail, Master & Dynamic has a deep passion for building beautifully crafted and technically sophisticated sound tools to help focus, inspire and transport your mind. Since its launch in 2014, New York City-based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic has released a variety of award-winning audio products ranging from wired and wireless headphones to a wireless speaker; most recently, its first true wireless earphones, the MW07, were recognized for world class design as the winner of The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019.

Designed to be modern yet timeless, Master & Dynamic products utilize only the finest materials and are engineered to last, creating the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and exceptional sound. Master & Dynamic believes mastery is a never-ending exploration requiring a dynamic approach and has collaborated with leading luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton as well as world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye. Our sound tools can be found in over 500 partner stores around the world. View the entire collection at www.masterdynamic.com and join the conversation at @masterdynamic. About Leica Camera AG Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary reputation of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellent quality, German craftsmanship and German industrial design, together with a long standing tradition of innovative technologies. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal and operates its own worldwide network of regional organisations, Leica Retail Stores, Leica Galleries and Leica Akademies.

About 0.95 Under its brand ‘0.95’, Leica Camera AG presents a collection of premium accessories that unite extraordinary quality and iconic product design. 0.95 is an homage to the world’s fastest aspherical lens - the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH – and stands for the commitment to exceeding what is technically possible. All products of this brand therefore also have a unique character and the ability to surprise and delight their owners. They embody Leica’s passion for transforming innovative technologies and materials into tangible experiences that fulfil the highest expectations – within and beyond the world of photographic tools.
 


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Thursday, June 4, 2020

LG DEBUTS NEW QHD “ERGO” IPS MONITOR

LG’s Latest 27-inch Monitor is Available Exclusively on LG.com Thru June 30

 

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 3, 2020 LG Electronics USA announced that the 27-inch QHD “Ergo” IPS monitor (model 27QN880-B) is now available as an online exclusive with an SRP of $449.99 through the end of June, and then at LG-authorized retailers nationwide beginning July 1.

 

The new 27-inch QHD monitor joins LG’s industry-leading lineup of IPS displays that are designed to deliver precise detail and color at a wide viewing angle that is ideal for creative designers, photographers and videographers working from home or those about to return to an office setting.

 

The unique Ergo concept harmonizes three key elements— image fidelity, ergonomic design and a USB-C One Cable solution—to bring users high performance, comfort and a cleaner desk setup for a more clutter-free work environment. The Ergo also elevates productivity with a flexible ergonomic stand complete with C-Clamp for full movement of display, allowing users to raise, lower, swivel, tilt and pivot to adapt to their environment.

 

At 2560x1440 resolution, the LG 27-inch QHD IPS Display embodies the stunning picture quality that the QHD series is known for, featuring realistic, accurate color and enhanced contrast, clarity and detail. For the gaming enthusiast, the new “Ergo” delivers great refresh rates and response times for fast action, with AMD FreeSync™ technology to avoid tearing and reducing stuttering. LG’s latest monitor also comes with HDR10 support and is capable of delivering 99 percent of the sRGB color accuracy and a wider viewing angle ideal for editing and viewing hi-res photos.

 

For more information on LG’s latest 27-inch monitor, please visit https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27qn880-led-monitor.

 

 
Spec Sheet for 27QN880-B.AUS
 
Picture Quality
Screen Size 27"
Panel Type IPS
Color Gamut (Typ.) sRGB 99% (CIE1931)
Color Depth(Number of Colors) 16.7M
Pixel Pitch(mm) 0.2331x 0.2331mm
Response Time (GTG) 5ms (GtG at Faster)
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Brightness 350 cd/m² (Typ.)
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Viewing Angle 178º(R/L), 178º(U/D)
 
Input / Output
HDMI Yes x 2
DisplayPort Yes x 1
USB Type-C Yes (60W PD)
Headphone Out Yes
 
Sound
Speaker Yes
Speaker Output 5W
Maxx Audio Yes
Speaker Channel 2 ch
 
Cabinet / Accessories
Wall Mount Size (mm) 100 x 100 mm
HDMI Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Others (Accessory) DC Extension cable
Power
Type Adapter
Input 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz
Power Save/Sleep Mode (Max) Less than 0.3W
DC Off (Max) Less than 0.5W
Power Consumption (Typ.) 38W
Power Consumption (Max.) 140W
 
Special Features
Ergo Stand (Extend/Retract 180mm, Swivel -280~280°, Height 130mm, Pivot, Tilt -25~25°
Adjustable Stand)
Color Weakness Mode Yes
Adaptive Sync AMD FreeSync™
Black Stabilizer Yes
Dynamic Action Sync Yes
Flicker Safe Yes
Smart Energy Saving Yes
Reader Mode Yes
Super Resolution + Yes
Color Calibrated Yes
Dual controller Yes
On Screen Control (OSC) Yes
HDR (High Dynamic Range) HDR10
HDR Effect Yes
 
Dimensions / Weights
With Stand (WxHxD) 24.2" x 23.8" x 15.9"
Without Stand (WxHxD) 24.2" x 14.3" x 1.8"
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 28.2" x 18.8" x 9.7"
With Stand Weight 19.1 lbs
Without Stand Weight 10.5 lbs
Shipping Weight 25.4 lbs


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