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ROG PH Wants to End February with a Blast

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It is definitely going to be one heck of a busy week with ASUS ROG Philippines, and they would like to invite everyone in on the fun! From product availability, epic promotions, and just fun times, check out the rundown below to see what ROG Philippines has in store for all the gamers out there:

NOW AVAILABLE: ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition

ASUS ROG Philippines officially announced the arrival of the ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition (8GB/128GB) last February 22, which are already available in these stores. This widely sought-after mobile device is already complete with the Aero Case comes with an AeroActive Cooler II. The ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition retails for only PHP 34,995.


The WELCOME TO THE BIG LEAGUES promo was also announced last February 22. This special promotion allows select ROG laptops to be bundled with a corresponding ASUS gaming monitor, which can be worth up to PHP 15,000. This is a limited-time offer, until supplies last only!

For more information, you may refer to this link:

#ROGxCGF2020: Fun, Games, and More @ SM North EDSA

Lastly, come visit the ASUS ROG booth at the SM CYBERZONE GAME FEST this coming February 28 to March 1, 2020 at 4/F The Annex, SM North EDSA. Crowd-favorite ROG and ASUS TUF Gaming devices will be on display and free to experience. There will also be a mall-wide promo for certain ASUS ROG products! Apart from that, there will also be mini 1v1 tournaments of your favorite games – Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7 – wherein challengers can win ROG exclusive merch!

TerrraMaster F5-422 and the Fx-422 Family are Designed for Maximum Scalability for SMEs

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TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products, is proud to share that its small-and-medium enterprise (SME) solutions offer the easiest way to scale with your business as well as multimedia professionals working and archiving larger data. The TerraMaster Fx-422 series offer amazing storage as well as high-speed connectivity allowing it to easily deliver larger data to your network to match your requirement. With up to 128TB of maximum storage on the Fx-422 series 10GbE NAS series, large-scale archiving is now possible for you and your business.

The TerraMaster F5-422 has an MSRP of $599.99*.

Scale As You Go
The internet is getting faster and data is getting bigger. There is so much data going around everyday that its amazing the storage involved in larger operations are stored. TerraMaster has simplified the NAS experience with its TOS operating system but still offer the great features that businesses need to manage their data. More importantly, TerraMaster’s line of products in the Fx-422 family offers the same level of ingenuity while offering excellent scaling for your storage, need.

You can start out with the simple F2-422 offering dual drive bays up to 32TB of storage support or go with the highly cost-efficient F5-422, offering up to 80TB of storage support and in an excellent pricing bracket. Or go with the F8-422 offering 8-slots of drive bays for a maximum of 128TB of storage.

Designed to Keep Up
With a 10GbE network port, the TerraMaster F5-422 and the rest of Fx-422 family can handle data transfer easily and more efficiently thanks to its larger bandwidth support. Networks that support 10GbE can get transfers done so more time spent on working than waiting. Larger and more files can be managed simultaneously thanks to the larger bandwidth.

The TerraMaster Fx-422 series features a quad-core Intel processors capable of Turbo boost speeds up to 2.3Ghz complimented by 4GB of DDR3.

State-of-the-Art TOS 4.1.0 Operating System
With the most recent version of the TOS operating system, TOS 4.1.0, you can back up your data, manage your file server, and optimize your sharing services in an intuitive, simple, and user-friendly way. The operating system includes a complex of application software, with rich application content, potent multimedia services, and numerous ways to back up your data. TerraMaster TOS is constantly updated to constantly improve your NAS with more than 10+ updates to the system since the new version release.

Smart Mobile App
With the TNAS mobile app, quickly access your TNAS device and its multimedia data without restrictions, all simply through your iOS or Android system. TNAS.Online also makes it easier to setup your network settings to make your NAS highly available for users, even via the internet. The service provides a free-of-charge way via URL to securely content from your TerraMaster NAS and make it available in your own personal cloud.

*No hard disk included.

Realme X50 Pro 5G Officially Launched Globally

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The world’s fastest growing smartphone brand realme leads the transition to faster connectivity with the launch of its first 5G flagship smartphone, the "5G Speed Flagship" realme X50 Pro 5G, at the livestream product launch event in Madrid, Spain.

realme X50 Pro 5G is among the first to be powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G processor, supporting Dual-Mode 5G network. More than a trailblazer in the 5G technology, it is a competitive flagship powerhouse built with 64MP Hawk Eye AI quad-camera, 32MP ultra wide-angle In-Display dual selfie camera, 90Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED display and 65W SuperDart Flash Charge for maximum performance.

Comprehensive Dual-Mode 5G next-generation network

As realme’s first 5G flagship smartphone, realme X50 Pro 5G supports the two kinds of 5G networks namely SA (Standalone Access) and NSA (Non-standalone Access) including world’s mainstream 5G frequency bands n1, n3, n41, n78, and n79. A wider coverage of network integration allows users to easily access ultra-fast connectivity worldwide.

To provide users with a better 5G experience, realme X50 Pro 5G features a unique Smart 5G technology that supports smart switch from 4G to 5G based on the signal environment. This intelligent adjustment of network strategy properly allocates bandwidth and battery optimization to effectively reduce power consumption by 30 percent. It also supports the sixth generation of Wi-Fi that remarkably improves the quality of internet connection. Network speed and stability are further improved as it allows both 5G and dual Wi-Fi to be online simultaneously.

realme’s first 5G milestones in speed and battery

realme ensures to offer the best possible smartphone performance to keep up with advanced 5G technology through Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G processor paired with Adreno 650 GPU and LPDDR5 DRAM. Leaving no room for lag, realme X50 Pro 5G is among the first to offer this overall boost in speed performance while efficiently reducing power consumption. The realme 5G speed flagship comes with 5D Stereoscopic Ice Cooling Pro technology composed of heat dissipation materials to stabilize its best performance even with longer usage.

realme X50 Pro 5G also introduces for the first time the brand-new 65W SuperDart Flash Charge technology for its 4200mAh dual-cell battery. Aside from holding one of the current fastest charging technologies in the industry, it is also packed with five-core chip that ensures extensive battery protection. At the same time, realme X50 Pro 5G is compatible with both 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge and 18W QC / PD fast charging.

Powerhouse flagship experience

Aside from the latest 5G technology, realme is committed to elevate the flagship user experience by providing the best competitive features in display, camera and software.

Redefining entertainment and gaming experience, X50 Pro 5G is built with 90Hz refresh rate display that increases frame rate by 50% compared to ordinary smartphone displays and 180Hz sampling rate that improves touchscreen sensitivity and smoothness. It is also equipped with ultra large 6.44-inch Samsung Super AMOLED display which offers an aspect ratio of 20:9 and has an up to 92% screen-to-body ratio. 

Based on the highly appreciated 64MP Hawk Eye AI quad-camera, realme X50 Pro 5G features 64MP ultra-wide-angle quad camera on the rear and dual camera on the front, with a variety of upgraded stylish functions such as HDR and Nightscape modes. Content creators can also make use of its 4K resolution video, UIS and UIS Max ultra-video stabilization.

realme X50 Pro 5G is built with a brand new realme UI based on Android 10, adhering to the "Real Design" which manifests as authenticity, youth, simplicity, and design as reflected in its Moss Green and Rust Red color variants.

HyperX Launches Fury Ultra RGB Gaming Mousepad in the Philippines!

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HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today launched its FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad in Philippines. The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilizes a micro-textured hard surface with anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed and stability. The new product is now available in leading etail and retail stores at an MSRP of PHP 4,090/-.
“With the Fury Ultra RGB mousepad been unveiled at CES, HyperX is happy to launch it in Philippines to cater to enthusiast PC gamers.” said HyperX. “This mousepad lets the user customize lighting and set up effects for each of the 20 LEDs with the HyperX NGENUITY Software.”

Part Number:
Light effects: Per-LED RGB lighting1
Cable type: Braided
Weight: 580g
Thickness: 5.0mm
Dimensions: Width: 359.4mm
Length: 299.4mm
length: 1.8m
Material: Plastic
1 Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

AMD Bundles Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter Iceborne with Radeon RX 5500 and 5700 Series GPUs

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Those who purchase an AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series or select Radeon RX 5700 Series-powered desktop PCs will receive Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition and Resident Evil 3. That’s already around $120 value on top of the card you’re buying.

On the other hand, those who go for AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series will get Resident Evil 3, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Warcraft III: Reforged. Further, purchasing select Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M-powered PC desktops and laptops nets gamers copies of Resident Evil 3 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

Previous generation GPUs are nada, unfortunately. So if you just bought those, you're out of luck. Nothing for Radeon RX 5600 Series GPUs, too.

Oh and yeah, it seems you’ll also get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass subscription, but that’s only for the Radeon RX 5700 Series and the RX 5500 XT GPUs, and the Radeon RX 5500 GPUs will only come with the games.

The deal is now live and will be available through April 25, 2020 and can be redeemed until May 25, 2020. This is all in part of AMD’s Raise the Game Bundle, which is definitely a sweet deal in our books.

Realme Prepares First 5G Flagship X50 Pro Launch in Madrid Through a Global Livestream Event

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realme, the fastest-growing smartphone brand, continues to expand its 5G portfolio with the realme X50 Pro 5G, which will be launched globally through a livestream hosted in Madrid, Spain.

The online event will happen on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (UTC+01:00) on YouTube, Facebook and the company’s official website With the theme “Speed of the Future,” the online launch will underscore the brand’s remarkable growth and innovations and It is expected to welcome audience from more than 15 markets around the globe.

First Snapdragon 865 realme smartphone

As a global leader in 5G technology, realme proudly presents the realme X50 Pro 5G as among the first to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Earlier this year, realme launched one of the world’s first 5G smartphones packed with the Snapdragon 765G -- the “5G Youth Flagship” realme X50 5G. Realme continues to elevate the user experience by bringing its second 5G smartphone, the realme X50 Pro 5G, its first 5G flagship product built with the Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform.

As a young brand, realme leverages its strong partnership with Qualcomm to take on the challenge of transitioning to a more advanced technology by enabling global consumers to enjoy the latest innovation instantly.

realme expands product portfolio as a tech-trendy brand 

Since its entry in the market as a game-changer brand, realme has thrived with the brand concept of “Dare to Leap” and its highly competitive smartphone products. Total shipments of realme smartphones during the third quarter of 2019 exceeded 10 million, according to data from Counterpoint, ranking realme 7th around the world. Compared with the same period in 2018, realme has grown by 808 percent, making it the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world. At the same time, realme as a global-oriented brand, has entered 25 markets worldwide, including China, India, Southeast Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe, thus strengthening its global foothold.

Locally, realme is also on full steam in offering real value to Filipino smartphone users. Just this February, global analysis firm Canalys reported realme Philippines is the top 4 smartphone brand in terms of sell-in shipments for the last quarter of 2019, having grown by 707 percent from the preceding year.

This 2020, realme is gearing up to be a "Popularizer of Tech Fashion & Fun" while maintaining its focus on the demands of its young market. With the combined portfolio of smartphones and AIoT, realme will create the most stylish and smartest tech products that suit the lifestyle of young consumers and provide global customers with trendy tech devices ready to offer optimum experience.

SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT 6GB Review

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If Steam’s Hardware Survey results are anything to go by, it’s that midrange GPUs, specifically NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060, can spell awesome value for money that can last you a couple of years before you upgrade. That’s an almost 4-year old GPU, mind you, and it’s still at the top of its game. AMD might be looking to replace and dethrone the GTX 1060 with the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and now we have the SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT to see if there’s a chance for that to happen.


Coming from SAPPHIRE’s Pulse RX 5500 XT, the Pulse RX 5600 XT features quite the similar design, albeit with some style changes befitting of an upgrade. It’s still the same Dual-X Cooling by Sapphire, but it now comes with color accents instead of the all-black shroud we’ve seen on the Pulse RX 5500 XT.

The backplate also received the same treatment here. It still requires a single 8-pin power header, and we still don’t have RGB.

When it comes to outputs, the Pulse RX 5600 XT features one HDMI port and three DisplayPort outputs.


Our sample has already been updated with the latest BIOS, so just in case you’re not aware of it yet, best update to the latest one since we’re not exactly sure if what you’ll be getting will be shipped with it. Moving forward, we’ll push through with our benchmark tests, and mostly comparing it with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super we have on hand. Furthermore, we’re updating our benchmark methods all thanks to DevTechProfile and CapFrameX, which you can also download here.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X  
GPU: SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT 6GB  
Cooler: Noctua NH-D15  
Storage: Plextor M9e 512GB M.2 SSD + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD 
PSU: Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 
Case: Silverstone RL06  
OS: Windows 10 Pro  
Display: ViewSonic VX2758 144Hz Monitor 

3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its Extreme counterpart rendering visuals in 4K.

3DMark Firestrike
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark for modern gaming PCs. Its ambitious real-time graphics are rendered with detail and complexity far beyond other DirectX 11 benchmarks and games. With Extreme and Ultra versions raising resolution in 25650 x 1440 and 4K.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V is the very first title to support NVIDIA's Ray Tracing. Our test involves a run on the War Stories – The Last Tiger section to at least standardize and test out its performance equally across the board. And of course, everything possible to adjust set to maximum/ultra. Drive it hard.

DirectX 12
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Anti-aliasing Post-processing: TAA High
DXR: Off
Effects Quality Ultra
GPU Memory Restriction: Off
Graphics Quality: Ultra
Lighting Quality: Ultra
Mesh Quality: Ultra
Post-processing Quality: Ultra
Resolution Scale: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Texture Filtering: Ultra
Texture Quality: Ultra
Undergrowth Quality: Ultra
Framerate Limiter: 200
VSync: Off
Future Frame Rendering: Off

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 despite its age is still one of the most demanding titles as it holds up graphically. Our test is done on Oxenfurt.

VSync: Off
FPS: Unlimited
NVIDIA Hairworks: Off
Number of Background Characters: Ultra
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Water Quality: Ultra
Grass Density: Ultra
Texture Quality: Ultra
Foliage Visibility Range: Ultra
Detail Level: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Depth of Field: On
Chromatic Abberation: On
Vignetting: On
Light Shafts: On

Gears of War 5

Gears of War 5 is the latest installment in The Coalition's Gears of War franchise. It's a third person shooter that features a cover-system mechanic and a mini-game reload mechanic. It also features an exact 1-minute benchmark that we're going to use for our data.

API: DirectX 12 
Ultra Settings Preset
Min/Max Frame Rate: None/Unlimited
Character Texture Detail: Ultra
Effects Texture Detail: Ultra
Dynamic Shadow Quality: Ultra
World Texture Detail: Ultra
Texture Streaming: Ultra
Capsule Shadow Quality: Ultra
Screen Space Reflections: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion Quality: Ultra
World Level of Detail: Ultra
Tesselation Quality: Ultra
Animation Quality: Best

Ashes of the Singularity - Escalation

Ashes of the Singularity - Escalation is a massive-scale real time strategy game. We'll be using the game's benchmark tool to test out performance in Vulkan.

API: Vulkan
Preset: Crazy
Point Light Quality: High
Glare Quality: High
Shading Samples: 16 million
Terrain Shading Samples: 12 million
Shadow Quality: High
Temporal AA Duration: 0
Temporal AA Time Slice: 0
Multisample Anti-Aliasing: 4X
Compressed textures: True

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers
The Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers official benchmark tool uses actual maps and playable characters to assign a score to your PC and rate its performance. A character creation tool is also included, allowing you to view a playable character as they will appear in-game.
Graphics Settings: Maximum Preset
Real-time Reflections: Maximum
Anti-aliasing: FXAA
Transparent Lighting Quality: High
Grass Quality: High
Parallax Occlusion: High
Tessellation: High
Glare: Standard
Texture Filtering: Anisotropic x16

Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 features an in-game benchmark mode that loads an automated race to profile your PC's performance in various settings. It looks cool as heck, too.

VSync: Off
Motion Blur: Off
Anisotropic Filtering: Ultra
Night Shadows: On
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Environment Texture Quality: Ultra
Static Geometry Quality: Ultra
Dynamic Geometry Quality: Ultra
SSAO Quality: High
Reflection Quality: High
Windshield Reflection Quality: High
Mirror Quality: Ultra
World Car Level of Detail: Ultra
Deformable Terrain Quality: Ultra
SSR Quality: High
Lens Effects: Ultra
Shader Quality: Ultra
Particle effects Quality: High

Our temperature tests are done with the system idle in the first 30 minutes after boot up, and afterwards a load test of 3DMark Time Spy on loop for another 30 minutes.




There’s plenty of reasons why AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB can indeed become successful on its path to dethrone the GTX 1060. The numbers here don’t lie. The SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT delivers superb performance with our tests. Furthermore, its launch price of around $289 puts it a whole lot cheaper than NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 Super, and slightly above the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. To drive the point home, AMD’s drivers age so good that you can expect better performance over time. When it comes to value for money? There’s no contest here. The SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT takes the cake.