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Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 04:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Are you considering a monster computer that needs a lot of power to feed everything? If you are, Corsair has announced a new power supply you might want to consider as it can provide 1600 W and does so with better-than 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. The AX1600i achieves while being just 200 mm long, thanks to a move to Gallium Nitride (GaN) transi...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 04:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In addition to the new coolers, power supplies, and peripherals, Cooler Master also announced a number of new cases at CES 2018. These include additions to its MasterCase and MasterBox series, as well as refreshes of its Trooper SE and Stryker SE cases.

The MasterCase H500M has two front panels, so the user can select between a mesh front with ...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 03:59PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Cooler Master has announced a slew of new products for our computers at CES 2018 today, so time to dive in. First up are the new CPU coolers the company announced, including various liquid coolers and new air coolers. The standout liquid cooler is the MasterLiquid ML2400 SMART that features addressable RGB lighting that will work with ASUS, Giga...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 02:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Intel Launches Core Processor with Radeon Vega GPU for Mobile and NUC

It was back in November when both AMD and Intel revealed a partnership bringing Radeon graphics to Intel CPUs in a single package, probably few expected. Now the combined unit has been launched offering an 8th Gen Intel Core process with Radeon RX Vega M GL or GH graphics. The version with the Vega M GL graphics sports 65 W of total package powe...

Comments (1) | January 8, 2018 01:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week two CPU vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, were revealed to the public. Both exploit a long-used performance optimization technique, which makes them very significant because they can impact a great many processors across many years and even decades. The news of these vulnerabilities has hit Intel particularly hard though, as the M...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 01:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: GPUs

Now that the CPU and APU news from AMD has been covered, we can move on to the GPU news, which includes two product announcements.

The Vega GPU architecture is already in discrete packages for consumer desktops in the form of the RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards, but announced at CES 2018 is Radeon Vega Mobile. The Vega Mobile discrete GPU...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 12:50PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: APUs

With the pre-CES 2018 Ryzen CPUs announcements and reveals from AMD already covered, time to look at the APU news.

These APUs combine the Zen CPU and Vega GPU architectures into a single package with Infinity Fabric uniting it all, providing a single control and data interface for the entire SOC. The Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile proce...

Comments (2) | January 8, 2018 12:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: CPUs

Before CES 2018 started, AMD held an event and showed off a lot of what is coming. To hopefully keep it all easier to read, I am breaking it apart into three news items, with this first one focusing on the CPU announcements. The other two will focus on the APU and GPU announcements.

First up, there have been rumors for a bit now that the Ryzen ...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 06:49AM PST | bp9801

Monday is upon us, with the full week bringing plenty to check out. There's a look at the new Intel Kaby Lake-G CPU, which packs an AMD Vega M graphics chip on its die for something not usually seen. We have a host of AMD news from CES, including information on Ryzen 2, price drops, and more. If you're curious what your performance is going to b...

Comments (0) | January 7, 2018 10:54PM PST | bp9801
NVIDIA Rolls Out Big Format Gaming Displays, GeForce NOW, and More at CES 2018

CES is kicking off this week, with plenty of big news on the horizon from just about every company you can think of. One of those companies is NVIDIA, and tonight it revealed several somethings for us to sink our teeth into and look forward to on the horizon. For starters, NVIDIA is rolling out what it calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD), wh...

Comments (0) | January 5, 2018 01:16PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Along with the various features the new Adrenalin drivers AMD released last month came at least one serious bug that would cause some DirectX 9 games to crash. After this was discovered there was some miscommunication from AMD about if it would be fixed, but thankfully that was cleared up a shortly after with the company investigating it and the...

Comments (0) | January 5, 2018 06:30AM PST | bp9801

The first week of 2018 is wrapping up, with a couple of items to entice you as the weekend starts. We have a look at what kind of performance difference there will be in Windows 10 after the massive security flaw is patched, since it's pretty important to fix it and see if there really will be a 30% drop in performance. Intel is going to be the ...

Comments (0) | January 4, 2018 06:38AM PST | bp9801

The first week of January is starting to wind down, but we do still have a few items for you to check out. There's a look at the MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard to see how the host of features and good looks combine to give you a solid foundation for your Intel Coffee Lake build. If instead you prefer something a little more portable, ...

Comments (1) | January 3, 2018 04:22PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This news is still pretty fresh and has been evolving, which is why there are six linked sources below. It has recently become public knowledge that a rather serious security flaw exists at least with Intel CPUs, but possible also AMD and ARM chips as well. The flaw can allow kernel memory information to be leaked to the user-space, which could ...

Comments (2) | January 3, 2018 03:34PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some of you may have seen a story come up recently on the Internet regarding a bug with the recently released AMD Adrenalin drivers preventing some DirectX 9 games from launching. The list of games impacted include The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, multiple Command & Conquer titles, and Crysis when run in DX9 mode. Some games would simply fail to l...

Comments (0) | January 3, 2018 03:18PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Sniper X DDR4 Memory Series Released by G.SKILL

Some of us out there like the look of camo or various things, such as jackets, coats, coolers, cars, and undoubtedly more. If you are part of this crowd and want to have some camo in your computer, G.SKILL has announced a new series of DDR4 memory featuring three different camouflage patterns. You can choose from Classic Camo with its greens mea...

Comments (0) | January 3, 2018 06:32AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look at the NZXT H700i case, which is considered a smart case since you can control the RGB lighting and fans with an app. Our other item for the day is an article looking at seven tech predictions for the new year and just what we might expect to see as 20...

Comments (0) | January 2, 2018 06:43AM PST | bp9801

A new year is upon us, with 2018 kicking things off with several items for you to check out. We have a look at the GeIL Super Luce RGB SYNC DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit, offering an RGB light bar at the top to better match whatever theme you're currently running in your PC. For storage on the go, there's a review on the Silicon Power Diamond D30S 2...

Comments (0) | December 29, 2017 09:46AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, as is the final roundup for 2017, with three items for you to check out before the weekend (and new year) arrive. There's a review on the be quiet! Silent Loop 360 AIO CPU cooler, with a massive 360mm radiator helping keep everything running at low temperatures. We have a look at the best case mods of 2017, giving you an idea ...

Comments (1) | December 28, 2017 06:35AM PST | bp9801

The year keeps continuing to march towards its end, with a couple of items in the way before we send off 2017. There's a review on the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti, a massive performer that just might be the best card you can get for the money right now. If you're more interested in the mobile world, we have a look at the Huawei Mate 10, which has...

Comments (0) | December 27, 2017 06:40AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with 2017 starting to wind down, but not before there are some items for you to check out. We have a look at the SeaSonic PRIME Ultra 850W Titanium power supply, which has a fully modular design, the highest quality components, and that 80 Plus Titanium rating for the best efficiency around. There's a review on th...

Comments (0) | December 26, 2017 07:53AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was back in September rumors appeared stating AMD would release its Zen+ CPUs and accompanying 400 series chipsets early next year, and now we are seeing more information to support this. The AMD 400 Series chipset has been spotted at PCI-SIG, the group responsible for developing and maintaining the PCIe standard.

This listing does not give ...

Comments (0) | December 26, 2017 07:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are running an NVIDIA GPU and a 32-bit operating system, the time is coming when you will not be able to update your drivers any more. After Release 390, NVIDIA has revealed on its Support Knowledgebase, drivers will no longer operate or install on these OSes. Enhancements, optimizations, and other features will not be backported to Relea...

Comments (0) | December 26, 2017 06:50AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with the holiday weekend now behind us and another one fast approaching. We have a look at the Raijintek Asterion Classic case, featuring a large size and dual tempered glass side panels to really show off everything about your build. There's an article covering the top five Intel Z370 motherboards to get if you happen to be pla...

Comments (0) | December 22, 2017 01:06PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
COUGAR Releases New Gaming Mouse with LCD for On-Board Setting Control

Gaming peripherals have become more and more advanced of late, to try wooing gamers with special features and designs. Better buttons, better sensors, and even modular designs are among these features I have seen, and now COUGAR has added a new one to the list; an LCD screen. The COUGAR Surpassion holds an LCD screen on its base along with two d...

Comments (5) | December 21, 2017 02:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Earlier this month Ubisoft was giving away World in Conflict and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag to mark two tenth anniversaries. Apparently the company decided to continue the giving, because those promotions are still available if you did not pick up those two games for free, but also Watch_Dogs has been added to the list. That is three games y...

Comments (0) | December 21, 2017 12:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Not too long ago there were some claims around the Internet that the next generation of GPUs from AMD, based on the Navi architecture, already had code in the AMD Linux driver. The folks at Phoronix, who specialize in covering Linux, have also taken a look at the code and explained the reference to GFX10 is not Navi, or any specific GPU for that...

Comments (0) | December 21, 2017 06:39AM PST | bp9801

The first day of winter is officially here, with a few items to help welcome it in. We have a review of the first available AMD Ryzen mobile CPU, as the Ryzen 5 2500U gets tested to see just what it can bring your laptop when you're using it for all manner of tasks. There's a look at the Fractal Design Define R6 Tempered Glass case to show off i...

Comments (1) | December 20, 2017 10:29AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today Samsung announced it has begun mass production of its second generation 10 nm class 8 Gb DDR4 DRAM. These new DRAM chips feature better performance and efficiency than current chips, such as up to 3600 Mbps connections per pin, compared to the maximum 3200 Mbps for the previous generation from Samsung. This is combined with a 10-15% increa...

Comments (1) | December 20, 2017 10:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was just last week Corsair launched its 4000 MHz 32 GB DDR4 SODIMM RAM kit, bringing speed and capacity to small form factor computers, and now G.Skill has responded with its own that manages to take the title of world's fastest. While both kits offer the same 4000 MHz frequency, G.Skill has managed tighter timings at CL18-18-18-38 for its 4 ...

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