Including the new XPower Gaming AC
Both of them with ATX form factor
First X399 motherboards
It looks like AMD and Intel are ready to compete head to head with high-end desktop platforms at this year’s Computex. During the show, ASRock has unveiled the first two AMD X399 motherboards which are compatible with the upcoming AMD Threadripper processors. With the X399 chipset, AMD uses the so called socket SP3r2 LGA (Land Grid Array).
First mini-ITX model - finally!
Five new models
2025 MHz out of the box
It was simply a matter of time until EVGA would launch their GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition. These cards are usually as fast as it gets and therefore the absolute flagship that can be bought. Already a few weeks ago, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido uploaded a few 3DMark scores in order to show some numbers. Today the card has been unveiled and there are new details.
The most powerful graphics card from MSI
MSI has a new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with custom design up its sleeve as well. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z is the vendor’s flagship model, featuring a custom PCB and a custom cooler. This model is usually created for performance and extreme cooling enthusiasts, being equipped with a triple-fan cooler. Apart from that there is a new lighting system which allows you to change the color of the LEDs. In other words, the Lightning graphics card are not black and yellow anymore.
Lots of DRAM improvements
Lately the community updates from AMD are a great source to find out what the folks have been working on regarding their Ryzen processors. A while ago we’ve covered that AMD has been rolling out the AGESA v184.108.40.206 update and in the meantime v220.127.116.11 has become available to the motherboard vendors for implementation.
With hybrid liquid cooler
EVGA has posted a teaser regarding their upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid graphics card, which is going to feature a hybrid liquid cooler. According to the latest rumors, this card is supposed to feature a full custom design with an all-in-one liquid cooling unit taking care of the GPU and active cooling for the VRMs.
The first LGA 2066 motherboard from ASUS
Greek retailer jumps the gun
During the past weeks there were several leaks regarding AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs. This time a Greek online shop has decided to start listing some of the upcoming AMD Threadripper processors, although without price-tags. According to the latest rumors, AMD is supposed to release the Threadripper series CPUs during the Summer.
Intel's X299 platform is right around the corner and during the upcoming weeks we should see all the new models. Thanks to Videocardz, we can already have a glance at Gigabyte's X299 Aorus Gaming series of motherboards, coming with plenty of new features, a lot of LEDs and an insane number of M.2 slots.
A rather long GTX 1080 Ti
During Computex, PNY has unveiled a new graphics card which is based on the new flagship chip from NVIDIA. Like all NVIDIA AIB partners PNY is releasing a customized GTX 1080 Ti as well, which goes by the name PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC. After a first look it appears that it’s going to be a rather long graphics card.
Bye bye yellow
Judging by the sheer number of rumors that are surfacing today, the Intel’s new high-end desktop processors and motherboards are very close. During the upcoming weeks we should see all the new models and several motherboards as well. Thanks to a picture from our Italian overclocking team member Franco “RULE” Valtulina, we now know details regarding the upcoming X299 OC Formula motherboard.
Snef Computer Design
Might be bundled with new motherboards
If these days you would like to buy a really fast SSD you’re going to choose a M.2 drive. Those drives are not just fast some of them also struggle with overheating issues. A few months ago, MSI introduced the M.2 Shield which is supposed to help keeping the temperatures low. MSI has now announced their latest M.2 cooling solution, which integrates a large M.2 heatsink into the chipset heatsink of your motherboard.
Up to 960GB capacity
NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than your usual SATA drive. New markets always offer new opportunities and that on the other hand means that different vendors will launch new products. Kingston has just announced the KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD that offers up to 290'000 IOPS and up to 960GB capacity.
Two compact GTX 1080 Ti