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ASUS’s new graphic card cuts power consumption by 50 percent

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KATHMANDU — Taiwan-based PC manufacturing company ASUS has launched a ROG virtual reality (VR) ready  gaming graphics card that is environmentally friendly and reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent, the company claims.

Asus says the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 runs cooler and performs superior to any Founders Edition SKU. In the default Gaming mode, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 features a base clock speed of 1,759MHz, up from 1,607MHz on Nvidia’s reference blueprint, and boost clock speed of 1,898MHz, up from 1,733MHz.

To wring a tiny bit more performance out of the card, there’s an OC mode that gooses clocks to 1,784MHz (base) and 1,936MHz (boost).

The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 graphic card also features ASUS Aura RGB lighting to create better illumination effects and is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalised gaming system, ASUS said in a statement.

The graphic card has ‘DirectCU III’ cooling technology with a triple wing-blade fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30 percent cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance.

A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a VR device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime.

The graphic card also comes with ASUS ‘FanConnect’ technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling.

‘FanConnect’ solves this issue with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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