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There will only be 200 ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White units

The ASUS UX305 ZenBook is known for being the world’s thinnest Ultrabook when it was presented at the IFA. Soon enough it will arrive to the Spanish stores (in fact, stayed tuned because we will publish a complete analysis in the upcoming days. There is a special and limited version called ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition, which has a completely white aluminum finish and includes a configuration formed by a 3200 x 1800 pixels QHD panel , an Intel Core M-5Y71 with 8 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and a 512 GB SDD.

It is not the first time that a manufacturer releases a special edition of a product with fewer units, but in the case of this UX305 version draws attention because the “Limited Edition” of its name is carried out to the foot of the letter: only 200 ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition will be sold worldwide.

ASUS ZenBook UX305

Its price will not be very high either, compared to the normal model. We are talking of about $999 with the aforementioned specifications. It will only be sold through ASUS website and it looks like we won’t be able to find it outside the U.S.

MSI 990FXA Gaming: New top model for the AM3 +socket

MSI announced the launch of its new high-end top motherboard model for the AM3+ socket, which goes by the name of MSI 990FXA Gaming and it is notes because it incorporates USB 3.1 connectivity, which offers transfer rates that double those achieved by the USB port 3.0.

The MSI 990FXA GAMING offers a AM3+ socket powered by an 8-phase power VRM bonded to four slots (up to 32GB) DIMM DDR3-2133 MHz with three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (x16 / x16 with two occupied) next to two PCIe x1 and a common PCI. It is backed with an AMD 990FX chipset and the southbridge SB950. In terms of storage, you will find six SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports compatible with RAID 0/1/5/10.

MSI 990FXA Gaming

The specifications of the 990FXA Gaming are completed with 14 USB 2.0 ports (8x in the panel I/O), two USB 3.0 (per head) ports, and two USB 3.1 ports; Realtek ALC1150 audio with the Sound Blaster audio technology Cinema 2 and Audio Boost 2, space to connect fans of 3 and 4 pins (2 each plus the one for the CPU), Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN connectivity, Combo PS/2 connector for the mouse and keyboard, DUAL AMI UEFI BIOS of 64 Mb which comes in an ATX format and its price stills remains a mystery.

Windows 10 smartphones will also run Android and iOS applications

Windows 10 smartphones will be able to run Android and iOS applications; this was announced by Terry Myerson, vice president of development of Microsoft operating systems.

Meanwhile we continue to review the first day of the BUILD 2015 conference with the other big announcements, with the rumors of application support for other competing platforms in Windows 10 Mobile.

These recurring rumors were quite the talk for years, even when it was known that Android and iOS razed over the mobile market and barely left Windows Phone with a share of 4 percent, which is ridiculous for Microsoft.

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 Compact: A GTX 970 Mini-ITX

For those of you looking for a powerful but small graphics card for compact PC’s, we will introduce you to the Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 compact, which integrates within its 172mm length a silicon based GM204 Maxwell GPU, holding a total of 1664 CUIDA Cores running at a frequency of 1015/1178 MHz and accompanied of “4 GB” GDDR5 RAM memory @ 7000 MHz with a 224 bits memory interface (3584 MB) + 32 bits (512 MB).

Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 Compact:

Despite its compact size, the GTX 970 Compact comes with an advanced cooling system (HerculeZ X1), which consists of a aluminum radiator crossed by a pair of cooper heat pipes along with a fan in order to lower the temperatures that along with two 6+6 pin PCI-Express (TDP 145W) will allow high doses of overclocking. Its price is around 369 dollars give or take.

NVIDIA GTX 960M, GTX 950M and GT940M Specifications Comparison

MSI has updated its notebook for gamers line without making too much noise, but thanks to that we have seen the specifications of the GTX 960M, GTX 950M and GT 940M, based on NVIDIA Maxwell.

Thanks to this we were able to confirm the specifications that these “new” graphics cards for laptops have. We make emphasis on “new” because in reality we are facing relaunched solutions.

As shown in the attached table, the GTX 960M and GTX 950M would be renamed versions of the GTX 860M and GTX 850M, but with a slight increase in their operating frequencies. (Read More: 960M vs 860M)

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Intel Xeon D, Broadwell arrives to the servers

The Intel Broadwell architecture keeps extending within the catalogue of Intel products. After the Core M and Core U, the company keeps integrating this architecture in low consumption chips and now it’s the turn of its application to the servers.

The new Xeon D are fabricated with 14 nanometers and, at least initially, they’ll arrive under two models of 4 and 8 cores in integrated SoC format, that means, they’ll be directly welded onto server plates, so those of you who were waiting for the first Broadwell processor with a CPU socket will have to wait.

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NVIDIA TITAN X Performance is Leaked

In the results that have been leaked into the videocardz website we can see how the GTX TITAN X reaches 7899 points on the 3DMARK Firestrike EXTREME test. Considering this measure as the 100%, the TITAN Z with double GPU stays at only 108%, and other graphic cards as the GTX 980 or the R9 290X remain at 75 and 64%, respectively.

In the conventional FireStrike test the TITAN X gets 17470 points, on this occasion the Titan Z stays at 102% of performance and the GTX 980 at 74%, although if we do overclock as in the GTX 980 G1 GAMING of Gigabyte, the distance is reduced until remaining at 80% of the TITAN X.

NVIDIA TITAN X

In the old 3DMark 11 EXTREME we can see how the GTX TITAN X escalates in the SLI setting of two, three, and four cards. Although to interpret the data we have to look at the fact that the graphic cards are considerably overclocked, there’s no doubt that they escalate more than well. But yes, the escalation that is produced in synthetic test as this one is usually superior to the improvement that is later achieved in real games, especially after the third and fourth graphic card.

NVIDIA TITAN X

In the website they also dare to unveil the specifications and even the price of the card, but these data should be taken with a grain of salt since there’s no way of confirming it. The only sure thing is that we have the 28-nanometer GM200 chip. The rest of the specifications they show are 3072 CUDA Cores, 192 TMUs, 96 ROPs, a speed of 1002 Mhz of base and 1750 MHZ (7000 MHZ) for its 12 GB of GDDR5 memory with a data bus of 384 bits. It’ll have a bandwidth of 336 GB/s and a TDP of 230 W. All this for a supposed 999 Dollars, a price that wouldn’t be so unreasonable and a price that the GTX TITAN and TITAN Black already had at on time.

Logitech has its new G303 Daedalus Apex gaming mouse ready

The heart of the new Logitech mouse for gamers is formed by a Delta Zero sensor with optical technology with an astonishing 12,000 DPI resolution; figures more characteristic of a laser sensor than of this type.

That sensibility can be regulated within the mouse, bringing it down to 200 DPI, so that the user can always adjust it to their needs. In fact, it is the same sensor as the G502, but placed in a symmetrical mouse with a body similar to the one of G302, resulting in a hybrid named Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition.

Logitech G303

Despite its rather serious and sober design, the G303 includes a backlit logo in the back and side area. The illumination is RGB, so that we can configure it to output any color we choose, as long as it’s enough with the 16 million colors available for choosing.

G DATA bets for safety devices for Android at MWC

MWC 2015. G DATA, the German company specializing in security solutions, was present at the Mobile World Congress 2015 held in Barcelona with a clear message directed to an interconnected world in which mobile devices and its applications invade everything.

In this sense, though they had announced that it would be one of its “highlights” during MWC 2015, they made official that their new app that encrypts SMS messages between devices on Android phones will be available in Google Play on April.

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Microsoft publishes Mac’s Office 2016 Trial

Microsoft has published a trial version of Office 2016 for Mac. A version that can be downloaded for free and that will get updates until the final release, expected to come out on the second semester of 2015 according to Microsoft’s announcement. Office16’s trial for Mac is the “classic” version of the office suite, locally installable and intended for computers with keyboard and mouse.

It is specially designed for computers running OS X Operative System,optimized for high resolution Retina displays and highly connected to cloud storage services, such as Enterprise OneDrive and SharePoint.

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