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With a pre-installed EK water block

MSI has introduced their new RTX 2080 and 2080Ti Sea Hawk EK graphics cards and they come with liquid cooling block from EK Water Blocks. Compared to the EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti, the looks of the water block that you can find on the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti Sea Hawk have been changed and it comes with both the MSI and the EK logo on the block itself and there is a custom MSI backplate.


In latest AIDA64 changelog

You might be surprised about how many Intel Core i9-9000 variants there are around or have already been spotted. A couple of months ago, we spotted the Intel Core i9-9900KF listed in Scandinavia and at the end of January a Intel Core i9-9900T has been spotted as well. Furthermore there are a pair of mobile processors on the way and listed as i9-9980HK and i9-9980H.



Soon available

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card has been released almost a couple of weeks ago, but so far no water block manufacturers have released full cover water blocks of the graphics card, leaving many Radeon fans wondering if the GPU will ever receive a proper water cooling support.



High-end X399 motherboard

Today, we have a received some goodies from ASUS. With the X399 ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard, ASUS adds a high-end motherboard compatible with AMD Threadripper processors. Meanwhile we have done some pictures and during the next days we will test the motherboard with our Threadripper 2990WX processor.



New weapons and characters

Apex Legends has been released a couple of weeks ago on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is exclusive on EA's Origin platform and it’s popularity is already absolutely extraordinary. The free-to-play battle royale game has hit 25 million players in just one week.



Core i9-9980HK will be the flagship model

Yesterday Intel has accidentally published the specifications for the 9th generation Core series H processors. According to the document we can expect no less than six new mobile processors. The Core i9-9980HK is going to be the flagship model and the only overclockable mobile CPU.



Priced at $279

According to latest leak from TUM_APISAK, NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1660Ti has been benchmarked by an unknown source with Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV benchmark tool. At the first look, the upcoming mid-range graphics card seems to be fast like the GeForce GTX Titan X (Maxwell) graphics card.


Available next week

EK has officially unveiled their fullcover water blocks for ASUS' ROG STRIX series graphics cards. The upcoming Vector full cover is compatible with RTX 20-series, like RTX 2080Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070.


Alongside with Armor model

Earlier today we published a couple of leaks about the upcoming MSI GTX 1660Ti Ventus XS. According to Videocardz, MSI is going to release two more models called MSI GeForce GTX 1660Ti Gaming Z and Armor. While the Gaming Z features a new PCB, the Armor should share the same PCB of the Ventus XS.


The launch is just around the corner

The amount of leaks that NVIDIA and its AIB partners are increasing by the minute. This morning we saw that even more GTX 1660Ti variants are on the way to retailers. This time we have more details about an upcoming custom model from MSI.



Some gamers use them

According to the latest Steam hardware survey, NVIDIA is still holding the crown, when it comes to graphics card market share. No less than 74 percent of the users on Steam own a system where the graphics department is powered by a GeForce graphics card.



Now with anti leak system

Over the last years, we have reviewed quite a few CPU coolers from Deepcool including its Captain all-in-one series. A couple of weeks ago we have received the new Captain 240PRO which now features anti leak system. To be more precise the technology is called "anti leak airbag system" which is a bit too eye-catching for our taste.



Starting at $1'585

Corsair has quietly added four new 192GB hexa-channel DDR4 memory kits to its Vengeance LPX product line. The speeds range from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-4000 and pricing starts at $1'585 up to $3'000.



Simple and sleek design

EK Water Blocks released a new passive heatsink for the M.2 version of the Intel Optane 905P NVMe SSD. The company said it's co-developed (presumably with Intel) to ensure top performance without thermal throttling.



More to come

According to the most recent rumors, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti launches on 22nd February, previously we expected to see them officially appear on 15th February. The launch of the GeForce GTX 1660Ti is getting real close due to the multiple leaks that we can find lately.



Higher clocks than i9-9980XE

It isn't a secret that Intel is having some headaches with latest processors. It looks like the company can't find a good balance between high core count and high clock frequency. Intel has released a new flagship model that however sports less core and thread than the previous model.



Huge comeback for the company?

For a long time, Supermicro was quite popular for both consumers and OEMs. In late 1990s and early 2000s, their motherboards were almost inside every gaming PCs. However during the last years, the company has shifted its main core business to server hardware and they are currently the third largest supplier of servers in the world.



Only 85 Euro

If you are looking for a mid-tower case which is compatible with high-end graphics cards, ATX motherboard as well as water cooling setup, Corsair's Carbide 275Q enclosure might be just what you've been looking for. Furthermore the side panels sport sound damping panels.



Within 72 hours

Apex Legends has been released last week on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is exclusive on EA's Origin platform and it’s popularity is already absolutely extraordinary. The free-to-play battle royale game has been downloaded over 10 million times in less than three days.



Need a 1440p high refresh rate display?

AOC has expanded its monitor lineup with another model, featuring a 31.5-inch TN panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The grey-to-grey response time is 1ms and the refresh rate 144Hz. Apart from that this monitor sports built-in AMD Freesync support.

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