Even better than Sandy Bridge

We all know that AMD's mid-range Ryzen 5 CPU family is currently one of the best things you can buy if you’re on a tight budget. According to a news from 3DCenter, AMD's Ryzen 5 processors received some of the best user ratings since 2010.

Two new CLC coolers

Fractal Design
A few years ago, Fractal Design introduced the Kelvin lineup which was based on an expandable design. Now with the Celsius series, the Swedish manufacturer is ready to introduce an improved version. The Celsius S24 and Celsius S36 use 240mm (S24) or 360mm (S36) radiators with integrated fan hubs and standard G1/4" threaded fittings so that you can easily expand the loop to include another waterblock.

The first chip based on Volta

Last night, during the GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced the very first GPU based on the Volta architecture, the Tesla V100. According to him the new chip is the most advanced accelerator ever built, powered by 5120 CUDA cores and over 21 billion transistors. Furthermore the chip features 16GB of HBM2 memory pumping out 900 GB/s of bandwidth.

Based on Zen architecture

According to another rumor which has its roots in the the SiSoft Sandra database yet again, AMD is busy working on the new generation of APUs with the codename "Raven Ridge". As detailed and rumored earlier, AMD's Raven Ridge APUs are expected to use Zen-based CPU architecture paired up with Vega-based GPU architecture.

Codename Whitehaven

There's not a day that we’re not talking about AMD Ryzen. According to a rumor that originated from the SiSoft Sandra database, AMD is already working on a new high-end Ryzen CPU with codename "Whitehaven". The new processor will come in variations with up to 16 cores and 32 threads and will support quad-channel DDR4 memory.

Rig of the Day - Arctic

11.05.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

GGF Lan Party

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


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.

During the GTC 2017

SK Hynix has shown their first GDDR6 wafers and specifications during the GTC 2017 event. The new standard will allow for twice the bandwidth per pin as well as 10% lower power consumption. So far SK Hynix appears to be ready to produce GDDR6 memory chips using 20nm process technology. These chips offer 16Gbps of bandwidth per pin.

Maybe the new Godlike Gaming Carbon?

On their official Facebook page, MSI have shown a little preview regarding their upcoming Intel X299 motherboard. At the moment there is only a little teaser which shows a few parts of an upcoming high-end model. Like the previous model the new one features a completely black color scheme with several RGB LEDs.

Sleek design

Cooler Master
At Computex 2016, Cooler Master presented several new mid-tower cases in order to expand their lineup. Almost one year later, the manufacturer is going to launch a new model which goes by the name MasterBox Lite 5. It looks like this case has received a sleek and clean design as well as a modern interior layout.

Rig of the Day - Pinky

10.05.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi


Today we have another build from Lab501 for you. In the past we’ve shared few of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

Shortage already?

According to a rumor from Tweaktown, AMD is fighting with shortage issues related to their RX Vega graphics cards already before launch. As claimed by an exclusive industry source, AMD might have only 16'000 RX Vega GPUs available at launch, suggesting that there will be a shortage of Vega graphics cards upon release.

The first professional crypto mining motherboard

During the past weeks, Biostar has unveiled several AMD AM4 300-series motherboards. Although Biostar only showcased AMD X370 and B350 gaming motherboards, but it looks like they’re also going to release professional products as well. Biostar is one of the first to have an almost entire AM4 lineup and we hope to see more details even from other companies.

As fast as AMD R9 Fury X

AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to AMD's R9 Fury X, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s high-end models. However, the results posted in the Futuremark database shows that AMD could introduce three new models based on Vega architecture. All the scores have been gathered using a Ryzen 7 1800X processor.

With 1800R curvature

Acer has expanded its monitor lineup with another ultra wide model, featuring a 35-inch VA panel with 3440 x 1440 resolution. The grey-to-grey response time is set to 4ms and the refresh rate is up to 100Hz. Apart from that this monitor supports G-Sync.

Rig of the Day - Tempest

09.05.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi


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

Now with RGB lighting

During 2014 and 2015, we have reviewed quite a few CPU coolers from Deepcool including its Captain all-in-one liquid series. A few years later Deepcool is giving those products an overhaul. The new Captain EX RGB all-in-one cooler offers the same cooling performance as the already available Captain EX products, but comes with a new fan controller and RGB lighting.

Might be available with new motherboards

If these days you’d like to buy a really fast SSD you’re going to choose an M.2 drive. Those drives are not just fast some of them also struggle with overheating issues. Already a few months ago, MSI has introduced their M.2 shield which is supposed to help keeping the temperatures low. Meanwhile Gigabyte has come up with a similar heatsink which goes by the name M.2 Thermal Guard.

Featuring 4K IPS panel

Acer has expanded its monitor lineup with a new model featuring a 32-inch panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution and an IPS panel. According to Acer the display covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB, sRGB and Rec 709 color spectrum and a few other color standards.

Improves memory compatibility

AMD has released new AGESA Microcode for their Ryzen CPUs which should further improve memory compatibility on their AM4 platform. According to a Gigabyte employee, the new microcode should enhance memory compatibility in combination with high clocked memory, adding support to 20 different high-end memory kits.
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