HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the launch of HyperX Cloud AlphaTM S gaming headset in India. The new addition to HyperX’s gaming headset lineup features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound1 and bass adjustment sliders for three levels of bass fine-tuning providing listeners with a richer audio gaming experience. The Cloud Alpha S headset will be available in India through e-tail and retail outlets at an MRP of Rs.13,200/-.
The Cloud Alpha S offers the design and sound quality features found in the HyperX Cloud Alpha including dual chamber technology that separates bass frequencies from the mids and highs for more accurate audio. The custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound with an advanced audio control mixer feature enables surround sound and the ability to adjust the mix between game and chat audio.
“The Cloud Alpha S marries stunning 7.1 surround sound with the same top-notch aesthetics and comfort as the original HyperX Cloud Alpha,” said HyperX. “With these new enhancements, HyperX is expanding its line of Gaming headsets to meet the needs of a range of gamers at all levels.”
The Cloud Alpha S features signature HyperX comfort with premium memory foam ear cushions, upgraded breathable leatherette and a durable aluminum frame. The headset also comes equipped with a detachable noise cancellation microphone, braided cable, spare set of fabric ear cushions and travel bag.
• Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
• Type: Circumaural, Closed back
• Frequencyresponse: 13Hz – 27kHz
• Impedance: 65 Ω
• Sound pressure level: 99dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
• T.H.D.: ≤ 1%
• Weight: 310g
• Weight with mic: 321g
• Cable length: 1m
• Connection type: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)
• Element: Electret condenser microphone
• Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling
• Frequency response: 50Hz – 18kHz
• Sensitivity: -38dBV (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
USB Audio Control Mixer
• Weight: 57g
• Cable length: 2m
1 Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect output as a 2-channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones, compatibility for PC.
HyperX was born from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 7 million headsets worldwide.
Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxIndia, and learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.
GeForce Cup, the pinnacle of NVIDIA-owned esports competitions, will kick off next month in GeForce®-certified iCafes across the Asia-Pacific region.
NVIDIA launched the first GeForce-certified iCafe in 2015 to deliver the ultimate GeForce gaming experience to iCafe customers. Since 2018, the number of GeForce-certified iCafes in operation has doubled to 1,000, with recently opened iCafes spread across Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam.
RTX. IT’S ON.
Following the launch of the GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Platinum-certified iCafes are converting to GeForce. Powered by the new NVIDIA® Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX™ platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading – enabling a whole new gaming experience. Numerous GeForce-certified iCafes in Australia, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam have already added the latest GeForce RTX GPUs to their armory.
GeForce Cup Pacific Starts in October
GeForce Cup Pacific by NVIDIA and Colorful will kick off in October and feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) battles in Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the successor to the highly popular GeForce Xtreme Tournament (GEXT), GeForce Cup Pacific is expected to draw thousands of gamers from the region, with winners taking home more than US$20,000 in prizes from the regional finals in January, 2020.
“The stunning growth of the number of GeForce-certified iCafes is a reflection of the vibrancy of the gaming community and the ultimate PC experience that gamers enjoy with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in Asia,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of sales and marketing for APAC at NVIDIA. “GeForce Cup Pacific will take regional gamers to another level. The tournament will be streamed live to allow gamers and esports enthusiasts around the world to follow the development online.”
“The cooperation with Colorful and NVIDIA in 2018 was a great success and Colorful is thrilled to join GeForce Cup again in 2019. We dedicate to build a great platform for esports qualifiers, to help them become professional esports players and win pride and honor. On behalf of Colorful Group, I give my best wishes to GeForce Cup to achieve success again in 2019!” said Mr. Wan Shan, CEO of Colorful Technology.
Xbox continues to add more games to the Xbox Game Pass for PC and this time they’re bringing some amazing titles so let’s take a look at the games they’ve added this time.
Saint’s Row IV: Re-Elected
A special bundle that includes the award-winning blockbuster Saints Row IV and all DLC. After saving the world from a terrorist attack the leader of the 3rd Street Saints is elected to become President of the United States. Things go reasonably well until an alien warlord named Zinyak attacks the White House and abducts his entire cabinet. Now stuck inside a reality bending simulation, the President and the Saints fight to save themselves, Earth, and the entire galaxy.
DiRT Rally 2.0
Carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. Rely on your instincts with the most immersive and focused off-road experience yet, and power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you.
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. Realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a city while expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. The game boasts a fully realized transport system. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky(lines).
Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.
Dell Technologies is launching its largest consumer and gaming PC portfolio with 12 new products, just as the festivities leading up to Diwali, begin around the country. The new portfolio includes feature-packed notebooks and All-In-Ones (AIOs) across XPS, Inspiron, Alienware and Dell G Series. The new range reiterates that Dell Technologies’ innovation drive is fueled by greater aspirations for what technology can simplify and amplify in the lives of users.
Making way to retail shelves and to www.dell.co.in are desirable PCs that suit the modern consumer lifestyle and provide convenience, beautiful design and powerful performance, powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel ® Core™ Processors.
“As the festivities kick in, this is a great time of the year to present our widest consumer and gaming portfolio. There’s intelligence and power running throughout every new product we bring to our users today. Devices that fit seamlessly into your life and uplift your technology experience, is what we strive for.” said Rajkumar Rishi, Vice President and Managing Director, Consumer and Small Business, Dell Technologies India.
“World-class innovation, flawless design and superior performance is what a PC user asks for today. We are always listening to the voice of the customer and with this launch, we are bringing a harmonious balance of experience and design. As experts in PC technology, it is a delight to present innovations that can have a transformative impact on a customer’s life – whether it’s just making it simpler, more productive, or more enjoyable. The Inspiron 14 7490, that weighs just over a kilo and remains always on with the lid-open sensor technology, is one such example.” said Anand Subramanya, Director, Product Marketing, Consumer and Small Business, Dell Technologies India.
“Intel’s 10th Gen platform offers a complete family of processors that complement each other, giving people choices for what usages matter most to them and re-imagining the possibilities of a modern laptop experience. Intel is committed to bringing next-gen laptop experiences to life with an unmatched portfolio of leadership IP and technologies and the broad-scale innovation we’re driving across the ecosystem with Project Athena. It’s an exciting time for the PC and we are thrilled to have Dell as a key collaborator in driving laptop innovation into the next era.” said Rahul Malhotra, Director, Retail, Intel India.
Celebrated for its best-in-class technologies, exceptional build and materials, and ability to blend both power and beauty, the XPS line is the most awarded line of devices at Dell Technologies. The perfected XPS 13 (7390), now with the smallest HD webcam ever at just 2.25-mm, enables the XPS to maintain its trend-defining InfinityEdge display while moving the camera to the top of the display and offering a better video experience. The XPS 13 also supports Dolby Vision ®.
The beloved XPS 15 (7590) is back and better than ever with an OLED display, the first in the XPS line, complete with self-lighting pixels which switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast, for content to come alive in breathtaking detail. The smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop offers the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop*.
The Inspiron portfolio is now ramped up to include 10th Generation Core Processors across laptops, 2-in-1s and AIOs launched with fresh and contemporary designs and features. The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 (7391) comes with a first-of-a-kind garage in the hinge that provides storage for the included full-size Active Pen*, accessible no matter how it is used. The new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 devices also feature Adaptive Thermal technology enabling the system to adjust its performance profile based on how a customer is holding it. The device changes power profiles to generate less heat when watching movies on a lap and ramps up to full power for productivity on a desk. The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 is feature rich with Far-field Cortana, Windows Hello, and ExpressCharge technologies.
The new Inspiron 14 7000 (7490) notebook, latest to be compliant with the latest 10th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors is an absolute treat! With an upscale design, built with super light magnesium alloy material and weight innovations, this new Inspiron 14 7000 weighs only 1.095kg. Always ready features, such as a lid-open sensor, Connected Modern Standby, WiFi 6, fingerprint reader, up to 21 hours of battery life, NVMe SSDs, and more are all designed to be ready, whenever the user is.
For the growing base of PC gamers in India, Dell Technologies brings Alienware m15 and the new, Dell G3 3590.
The new Alienware m15 is among the first gaming laptops to offer a premium 4K OLED HDR 400 Eyesafe® display, designed to lower blue light emissions, while maintaining vivid color integrity. It is also the world’s first 15” laptop to feature Tobii Eye Tracking.
The Dell G3 3590 brings competitive gaming to the budget conscious gamer without compromising technology. The new Game Shift feature enables maximum fan speed for optimal processor performance during periods of intense gaming with the click of one button. The new Dell G3 comes with Alienware Command Center, the central hub that allows gamers to customize all aspect of their experience. The newest addition to this is an audio module specific to gamers to improve their gaming strategy. The 15-inch G3 also shows its outward innovations through a thin-and-sleek design, narrow borders, optional 144Hz gaming display and 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
Dell’s diverse portfolio will be available at Dell Exclusive Stores, large format retail and multi-brand outlets across the country as well as for direct purchase from www.dell.co.in
Pricing and availability of products available on www.dell.co.in
⦁ Inspiron 14 5000 (5490) will be available from September 24 at a starting price of INR 57990
⦁ Inspiron 14 5000 (5590) will be available from September 24 at a starting price of INR 41990
Pricing and availability of products available at Dell Exclusive Stores, large format retail and multi-brand outlets
⦁ XPS 15 (7590) will be available from September 24 at a starting price of INR 166,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Dell G3 (3590) will be available from September 24 at starting price of INR 70,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Alienware m15 will be available from September 24 at starting price of INR 188,490 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 24 5000 (5490) AIO will be available from September 24 at a starting price of INR 59,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 27 7000 (7790) AIO will be available from September 24 at a starting price of INR 99,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7391) will be available from October 2 at a starting price of INR 90,290 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 14 7000 (7490) will be available from October 2 at a starting price of INR 86,890 all-inclusive
⦁ XPS 13 (7390) will be available from October 2 at a starting price of INR 113,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (5491) will be available from October 2 at a starting price of INR 68,990 all-inclusive
⦁ Inspiron 15 5000 (5593) will be available from October 11 at a starting price of INR 42,990 all-inclusive
Linksys®, the connected home division within newly merged Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) entity, announces the launch of the Linksys MR8300 Max-Stream Tri-Band Mesh WiFi AC2200 Router in India.
The MR8300 is a high-performance router that delivers up to 2.2 Gbps of superior speed and is ideal for homes that require massive bandwidth for 4k entertainment and peak mobile gaming. The router is powered by a 716 MHz quad-core processor that improves overall network performance for faster wired, wireless, and WAN to LAN speeds.
In a Tolly benchmark test, the MR8300 performed at least 71% better than competition routers in a real-world congested environment consisting of six gaming cell phone clients and another 21 active (and idle) devices that were connected to the test routers. MR8300 achieved an average ping-time of 7.3ms against other competitor routers while heavily loaded with mobile gaming clients and background application traffic. For entertainment,MU-MIMO and Beamforming technology also work to ensure that high-performing devices – like smart TVs, laptops and phones – can connect to the Internet through faster and dedicated WiFi channels.
“The Linksys MR8300 (AC 2200 Tri Band Mesh) Gaming Router has been specially designed to cater to the rapidly growing online gaming industry, especially in India, where the gaming population is witnessing growth. We all are aware that poor network connectivity or constant buffering can highly impact a person’s gaming experience. Hence, our objective is to offer a product that not only provides efficient throughput but also wide coverage. Its easy app installation makes it the ideal product for a mobile gamer of any age,” said Kartik Bakshi, Country Manager, Linksys India.
“Asia Pacific accounts for an impressive 47% share of the global mobile gaming market and is set to generate over $72.2 billion by the end of 2019. With this number only set to grow yearly, Linksys is poised to deliver networking solutions that match consumer demands.” said Jenny Ng, General Manager for Asia. “The MR8300 is a hybrid router that combines high-performance features from our Max-Stream series with the Intelligent Mesh of the award-winning Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi System that has been well-received globally.”
Enjoying seamless roaming while mobile gaming over Linksys Intelligent Mesh™ Technology
The Linksys MR8300 router is built with Linksys Intelligent Mesh™ Technology, and users have the flexibility to grow the WiFi coverage in their homes by adding Velop™ nodes to the system.
Self-Organise – The MR8300 and Velop™ nodes work together to cover any floor plan and WiFi footprint
Self-Optimise – WiFi bands and channels adjust based on your WiFi habits
Self-Healing – If a node loses power or connection to the system, the remaining nodes re-establish connections to each other and the internet
One Network – Supports one network name and password, one admin login, one interface for management and monitoring, and one guest network for the whole home
Seamless Roaming for whole home gaming – When you add one or more Velop™ nodes to the MR8300, they will communicate with each other to form a single, unified wireless network.
The MR8300 AC2200 Router features a robust set of advanced offerings:
Four external fixed antennas with high-power amplifiers
Linksys Shield is a premium subscription software service for users to block unwanted content / categories and provide an additional layer of digital protection for your connected devices and family
Users have the ability to set detailed policies to ensure that their loved ones and children are safe in the digital world
Linksys Shield firmware update will be rolled out to MR8300 in Q1 2020
Pricing & Availability
The MR8300 Max-Stream Tri-Band Mesh WiFi AC2200 Router is now available at the recommended retail price of INR 19,999/- via the Linksys national distributor RP Tech in India. Customers can buy the router online via Amazon.in or offline via Linksys authorized channel partners.
To mark the launch, the MR8300 will be sold at a promotional price of INR 15,999/-.
NVIDIA and Activision today announced the GeForce RTX Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle , where for a limited time, gamers will receive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is scheduled to release on October 25, with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 SUPER, 2080, 2070 SUPER, 2070, 2060 SUPER or 2060 GPU-equipped graphics card, laptop or desktop.
Call of Duty – Like You Have Never Seen it Before
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the most anticipated first-person shooters in history, and GeForce RTX gamers will be able to experience it with immersive ray-traced graphics. As the Official PC Partner for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, NVIDIA is working side by side with Activision and Infinity Ward to bring real-time ray tracing, and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading to the game. NVIDIA, Infinity Ward and Activision are working together to take the graphics in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to never before seen levels which you can see in our ray tracing reveal trailer from Gamescom 2019.
Real-time ray tracing is changing the way games are created and dramatically increases the image quality they can achieve. Ray tracing is built upon a robust ecosystem that includes industry standard application programming interfaces (APIs), support in an array of popular and private game engines, and games from the biggest publishers for their most anticipated titles.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is yet another huge AAA title that is using ray tracing to create stunning visuals. This announcement illustrates the momentum that ray tracing is building in the gaming ecosystem.
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced the launch of its FURY DDR4 RGB memory modules India. The new memory kits are cost effective, high-performance upgrades for Intel and AMD’s latest platforms. They feature Plug N Play3, which enables automatic memory overclocking at standard DDR4 1.2V settings. They also feature Intel XMP-ready profiles optimized for Intel’s latest platform. The FURY DDR4 RGB memory range is now available with speeds of up to 3466MHz, as 8GB and 16GB single modules and in kits of two and four with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.
The HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB comes equipped with an LED light bar with fluid RGB lighting effects and utilizes HyperX Infrared Sync, which allows the modules to remain synchronized. The memory is compatible with lighting control software from a range of motherboard vendors, including ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, and MSI Mystic Light Sync. Additional information about software and motherboard compatibility is available online at respective partner websites. FURY DDR4 RGB memory is also compatible with HyperX NGENUITY software.
“The HyperX team is excited to expand our FURY DDR4 RGB lineup for the next generation of PC enthusiasts who continually want the absolute best performance possible from their system,” said HyperX. “These new models featuring a fully customizable RGB style with HyperX performance DDR4 make for the ultimate pairing.”
One hundred percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty, the dependable FURY DDR4 offers the best of both worlds with extreme performance and reliability.
HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory range in India starts with an MRP of INR 4,900 and will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on HyperX DDR4 and global availability, please visit https://hyperx.gg/2YlqxyO.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it has been ranked the top DRAM module supplier in the world, according to the latest rankings by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Kingston retains its number 1 position with an estimated 72.17 percent market share, according to TrendForce. Their findings reinforce Kingston’s position in the marketplace as the leading third-party supplier of DRAM modules. The rankings for 2018 mark the 16th consecutive year that TrendForce has placed Kingston in the top spot.
TrendForce states that spot prices stayed high in 1H18, even surpassing contract prices by over 20 percent. Despite rising inventory levels and price decreases in 2H18, the report indicates module manufacturers were still able to generate plenty of revenue and profit. Some of the prominent trends and growth drivers the market is witnessing include the growing popularity of online media streaming, recent technological developments in IoT, and the shift to data center and Cloud computing services.
“While Kingston considers TrendForce’s estimates overly generous, it nonetheless follows the trajectory of the company’s growth in all of its business segments,” said Mike Mohney, DRAM business manager, Kingston. “In 2018, we were able to produce over 14 trillion MBs of memory across all product lines including DRAM, SSDs and embedded solutions. This massive amount, tremendous good fortune, and the findings from TrendForce reinforces our company’s strength, position and importance as a whole in the industry.”
For more than 30 years, Kingston has created memory products and storage solutions that empower innovation. Today, Kingston ships to 125 countries and employs over 3,500 people around the world. Kingston develops products to increase productivity and overall system performance, with solutions for servers, desktops, and IoT devices. Kingston makes technology solutions that facilitate people’s everyday needs and supports them wherever they are.
At their recent 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited, they announced the launch of a 4K set-up box for entertainment and gaming purposes.
This set-up box will enable people to not only enjoy entertainment services but will also people to play games from Microsoft on this set-up box. As an example, Akash Ambani played FIFA 19 on stage to showcase its abilities. They also stated that the set-up box will support “almost all gaming controllers” and that it has a built-in graphics card. They also advertised a “zero-latency gaming experience” with the help of their Jio Fibre.
Now I’m not sure if they’re going to be streaming games or playing them on the set-up box since if they’re streaming it they don’t really need a high-end graphics card. It is also not known what device was used to showcase the game since the footage could’ve been taken from a PC or an Xbox One.
They’re working with game publishers like Microsoft, Tencent, Riot, and even Gameloft but surprisingly not EA since they decided to use an EA game to showcase it’s gaming abilities.
This set-up box is also capable of Mixed Reality experiences which they claimed could be used for “shopping, entertainment, and education”. A startup named Tesseract will be working on creating the Jio HoloBoard as their native MR-Headset. This specifications of this headset are not yet known but they want to release it to the market very soon at an “extremely affordable price”.
Now before people start calling Reliance and Jio the bastion of Indian Gaming and are going to move it forward just keep in mind that they don’t really care about gaming. To them, it’s just another market where they can make insane amounts of money. We don’t even know how their “console-like” experience works. It might just be an Android machine running some sort of a streaming service in the back to run the games.
It’s no Google Stadia, it’s no Microsoft xCloud(as of now, they have partnered with Microsoft though) and we don’t really know how they’ll give people a zero-latency 4K gaming experience. I’m very skeptical about the gaming capabilities of this device and about how they’re going to use their platform for gaming.
The Jio Giber services will be available from September 5th and those who subscribe to the annual plan will get the Set-Up Box for free. Prices for this product have not been announced yet.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has decided to leave Twitch and move to a Microsoft’s streaming service, Mixer.
He announced this with a Youtube video on his channel where he has a press conference but only takes questions from people who seem to bear a striking resemblance to the man himself.
This is a big move in the streaming world since he was synonymous with Twitch especially after breaking a bunch of Twitch records when he streaming with Drake. He isn’t the only one moving to different platforms as Youtube Sensation Pewdiepie has moved to DLive to livestream.
Does this mean that we’ll see a migration of streamers from Twitch to Mixer? We’re not sure about that but since Ninja has seen a decline in Twitch viewership, he might not have the same numbers on Mixer. This does mean that he’s left a pretty big hole which someone else might be able to fill.
For Microsoft to make this happen, they must’ve paid him insane amounts of money and they’re betting a lot on this because if this doesn’t work then Mixer might not make it like Twitch or even YouTube for that matter.