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 v18.104.22.168 update and in the meantime v22.214.171.124 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
Compatible with AMD platforms
During Computex 2016, Phanteks has given a first glimpse at their upcoming water cooling products. Now, one year later, they’re releasing the Glacier series of CPU water blocks, which are also compatible with AMD’s AM4 platform. The new Glacier Series C350a is a compact water block with embedded RGB LED lighting.
The freeware GPU-Z has been a reliable tool for anyone who wants to know more about their graphics card. Meanwhile the software is available in version 2.1. The new release introduces a new advanced tab, which gives you in-depth information related to your installed graphics hardware and software. Furthermore GPU-Z 2.1.0 adds support for EVGA iCX technology.
240Hz, 1ms and G-SYNC
AOC already has a vast portfolio of displays and with the AG251FG the vendor is launching yet another full HD model. The 24.5-inch panel supports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at an astonishing refresh rate of 240 Hz, which makes this particular display relevant for playing fast first person shooters.
Based on ATX form factor
The ASUS ROG B350-F Strix Gaming is another AMD AM4 motherboard that should help filling gaps ASUS’ AM4 lineup. So far there are only four B350 motherboards from ASUS that all belong to the Prime series. Compared to the ROG X370-F Strix Gaming, the new B350-F Strix Gaming should be cheaper yet still pack quite a few features.
80+ Platinum and water cooling support
With sleek design
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