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DDR4 rainbow unicorns from Corsair

Corsair
Corsair is finally bringing RGB lighting to their Vengeance DDR4 memory lineup. Memory modules were some of the very last components allowing for RGB lighting, since it can be quite tricky to create a way to control the color on the DIMMs. At the moment the company is offering four models but we will see more quite soon.

Improves memory compatibility

AMD
AMD has released new AGESA Microcode for their Ryzen CPUs which should improve RAM compatibility on their AM4 platform. The new code should soon be available in new UEFI/BIOS files for AM4 motherboard.

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU tested

22.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Chinese website jumps the gun

AMD
According to leak from the Chinese forum tieda.baidu, there are what appear to be the first benchmarks on the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs which should become available next month. The forum post shows the performance of the hexa core CPU in CPU-Z and Cinebench R15 benchmarks. According to what we have heard so far, AMD will introduce four different CPUs, including two six-cores and two quad-cores. This way AMD is planning to attack Intel's Core i5 CPU series lineup.

Singularity Computers

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Today we can show you another build from Singularity Computers. In the past we’ve shared several of his beautiful projects and therefore it’s no wonder that their new “Caselabs Magnum THW10 ” is exceptionally good looking again.

Weblinks

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In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.

Supports Freesync

Samsung
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with a new monitor featuring a 27-inch panel and 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) resolution as well as a 1800R curvature. Furthermore the monitor comes with support for AMD FreeSync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 48 and 72Hz. Unfortunately there is no VESA mount.

According to Forward Insights

Kingston
Over the years the SSD market has become saturated with a many companies competing for market share. According to a report from Forward Insights it looks like Samsung and Kingston are selling by far the most units.

More game optimisations

NVIDIA
Following the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Rock Band VR, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting all those titles. For that purpose the GeForce 378.92 WHQL driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some bugs that have surfaced.

Most likely Skylake-EP

Intel
The first result of a 32 core Intel Xeon processor have surfaced and the leak comes from the Geekbench database. Although there isn’t a lot of information out there on this particular CPU, it can be assumed that the CPU tested was a Skylake-EP chip that was sitting on a Purley platform. The Geekbench result is pretty impressive, with the CPU hitting over 50'000 points in the multi-core benchmark.

With Naruto80, Rule, Racoon and more

ocaholic
During last weekend Ocaholic has held a small overclocking event Naruto80 and Rule from Italy as well as Racoon from Switzerland. While Racoon and Rule were preparing everything for a competition, Naruto80 just went for it and came up with some pretty good results.

Rig of the Day - InWin 303

21.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Hanoicomputer

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Today we have another build from Hanoicomputer for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

High-end GPU

Gigabyte
A few weeks ago first rumors regarding the upcoming Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti AORUS Extreme Edition have surfaced. While there are still no details available on the card, at least there are some pictures now.

Available in 4 to 6 months

AMD
According to leak from CanardPC, AMD might is already working on a new high-end Ryzen CPU socket which will be compatible with 16 core and 32 thread CPUs. Furthermore this new socket and chipset will support quad-channel DDR4 memory, ramping up to become a fierce competitor for Intel's X99 platform.

Specifications are online

AMD
Thanks to the latest leak from Benchlife, AMD's RX 500 series specifications are now online. According to Benchlife, AMD will be moving from GlobalFoundries 14nm LPE (Low Power Early) to 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus), although at this time we haven't any proof that AMMD didn't run 14nm LPP on the original Polaris chips.

Rig of the Day - Blood Elite

20.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Emarque

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Today we have another build from Emarque for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

Overview

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Here is a summary of what you missed this week! We have received many configurations via email, we thank all our fans and next week we will continue uploading new pictures. Stay tuned! If you'd like to join, send to us a message at our official facebook page: facebook

Windows 10 mandatory

Microsoft
According to a news from Microsoft they are blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates if you’re running a Ryzen, Bristol Ridge or Kaby Lake based system. During the past weeks we’ve read several news about Windows 7 supporting Ryzen and Kaby Lake and this is clearly linked to Microsoft itself. The company is refusing to support these new CPUs on any OS other than Windows 10.

4K IPS panel included

EVGA
It looks like EVGA is going to sell a new high-end gaming notebook. The company has just launched the so called SC17 Gaming Notebook, which comes with a 17 inch, UHD screen with IPS panel. Apart from that the rest of the specs are pretty interesting as well.

Black and white color scheme

AMD
Judging by a pictures out of a video which were published by the Chinese publication Chiphell, it appears that the upcoming reference versions of the AMD Radeon RX Vega cards will feature a white backplate. The video shows the backside of what’s allegedly a Radeon RX Vega reference graphics card.

Suchao modding

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Today we have another build from Suchao Modding for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.
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