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  1. Bump, scrounged up another socket 939 board
  2. Thermaltake has announced three new case offerings featuring a 4mm thick tempered glass side window, the Core V71, Core V51, and Suppressor F51 Tempered Glass Editions. All three cases were designed around a modular concept, giving users options for how many 3.5" and 2.5" drives they wish to include. The Core V71 has a "2+8" configuration, the Core V51 has a "2+5" configuration, and the Suppressor F51 has a "2+6+2" configuration. A GPU riser bracket is included in all three cases for optimal support for dual GPU systems, and to help take stress off the motherboard. The cases can accommodate the largest video cards and CPU coolers with plenty of ventilation options and excellent watercooling support. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  3. A recent uptick in the popularity of the Ethereum mining project has led to some scarcity in new and used video cards, and now manufacturers and planning to offer cards targeted specifically at miners. Video cards had previously lost their appeal to the mining community as ASICs designed for mining provided more return on investment and lower operating costs. ASUS has announced an offering based on both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs, the MINING RX 470 and MINING P106, respectively. The RX 470 has a base speed of 926MHz and boost speed of 1206MHz with 4GB of GDDR5 and was designed for "delivering maximum hash-rate production at minimum cost." The P106 is based on a GeForce GTX 1060 and has a base clock of 1506MHz and boost clock of 1708MHz with 6GB of GDDR5. The RX 470 has a single DVI port while the P106 has none. According to ASUS, these optimized cards will offer up to "36% uplift in its megahash rate compared to non-optimized gaming cards." Source: Hot Hardware Back to original news post
  4. The latest CPU cooler from be quiet! is the Shadow Rock TF 2, the successor to the Shadow Rock TopFlow. A low profile design, with a height of just 112mm with a fan, and a TDP of 160W make the TF 2 a great choice for systems of all sizes. The TF 2 is centered around five 6mm copper heat pipes that are directly connected to the base, allowing for the most efficient transfer of heat. An included 135mm sound optimized fan helps to further increase the cooling potential while keeping noise to just 24.4dbB. The Shadow Rock TF 2 has an MSRP of $60 and has mounting kits for both Intel and AMD systems. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  5. Intel announced its next generation Core i9 CPUs late last month, but didn't set a release date for all of the announced models. The company has now remedied that with release dates for the Core i9-7980XE 18 core, i9-7960X 16 core, i9-7940X 14 core, and i9-7920X 12 core CPUs. The 12 core model will be available first in August, with the 14, 16, and 18 core models hitting the market in October. These models join the i9-7900X and lower models that will be available sometime this month. The prices will range between $1199 for the 7920X to $1999 for the 7980XE, which puts these CPUs out of reach for most consumers. It will be interesting to see how much more performance users are able to achieve for the premium price tag. Source: The Motley Fool Back to original news post
  6. The X299 AORUS Gaming Motherboards are the latest offerings from Gigabyte and they "are here to exceed expectations." The board is built using a black PCB and baseplate with black armor and accents which "combine to help support any enthusiast build while reducing cuts and stings from installation." Onboard digital LEDs are paired with RGB Fusion technology to allow for customization of lighting effects. Smart Fan 5 software gives users control over their fans while Fan Stop Technology "reduces unnecessary wear on fans when the system is below a specific temperature." An included high-current 3A pin header is included for powering liquid cooling pumps. Support for M.2 SSDs is included and it is "the first enthusiast platform that will support Intel’s latest Optane Technology." An ESS Sabre DAC is included to provide "unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-low distortion that has yet to be seen on any motherboard." The boards will support the latest Intel X-Series CPUs and will be available sometime in June 2017. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  7. Computex 2017 is currently underway in Taiwan, and NVIDIA and its partners are showing off more than 40 new products. Perhaps the stars of the show are two laptop focused innovations, Max-Q, "an innovative design approach that enables gaming laptops to be 3x thinner with 3x more performance than previous generations," and WhisperMode, "for quieter laptops." The end result is an increase in gaming performance up to 70% relative to current offerings, all packed into a laptop the size of a MacBook Air. At the heart of Max-Q is an optimized Pascal architecture to provide increased efficiency with improved thermal solutions to offer quieter operation. WhisperMode "intelligently paces the game’s frame rate while simultaneously configuring the graphics settings for optimal power efficiency," which "reduces the overall acoustic level for gaming laptops." Max-Q laptops have an expected availability of June 27 with offerings from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and many other NVIDIA partners. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  8. Corsair has announced a new addition to its line of mechanical gaming keyboards, the K68. It uses Cherry MX switches with included LED lighting, but the K68 is set apart with the inclusion of a per-key silicone rubber shield. This makes the keyboard dust and water resistant to an IP32 rating. The switches have per-key dynamic backlighting and dedicated multimedia controls allow "for simple customization and on-the-fly audio adjustment." Corsair Utility Engine software provides a number of included lighting profiles, with the ability to download others, and also allows users to customize macro keys and remap any key as desired. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  9. The NVIDIA MX150 is the latest mobile GPU from the company, released without much fanfare as part of the new HP Envy 13 ultrabook, with more devices expected at Computex. The MX150 "is a discrete graphics card for multimedia-oriented ultrabooks to ensure low power requirements," but it "was never officially introduced by NVIDIA." There aren't many concrete details known about the card, but it is believed to be a mobile version of the GeForce GT 1030 with 2GB of GDDR5. Source: Videocardz Back to original news post
  10. Cooler Master has announced an updated version of the Cosmos II case to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the case, "a tribute to Cooler Master’s original and iconic COSMOS case." The case includes two curved tempered glass side panels that "unlock and swing open like luxury car doors." Cooler Master plans to make the side panels available in the third quarter for current Cosmos II owners. Integrated blue lighting is included in a 200mm LED fan and a magnetic LED strip, both of which can be controlled using the top mounted Advanced Control Panel. The Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition will be available June 6 with an MSRP of $349.99. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  11. Phanteks has announced its next waterblock for AMD CPUs, the Glacier C350a, described as "a true enthusiasts and high performance watercooling product." It is compatible with AM4, FM1, FM2(+), AM3(+), and AM2(+) sockets. The waterblock is manufactured with a copper base with integrated cooling fins, magnetic anodized aluminum plates, a polished acrylic surface, and nickel finish in satin black or mirror chrome color options. Integrated RGB lighting is compatible with Phanteks RGB-equipped cases, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASUS Aura Sync, and Gigabyte RGB Fusion. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  12. Noctua has been designing upgrade kits for its older coolers when new sockets come out, going as far as offering them for free to users with proof of purchase for an "AM4 motherboard or AM4 CPU as well as a Noctua NH-L9a or NH-L9i CPU cooler." The company had previously released the NM-AM4-UxS and the NM-AM4 upgrade kits that covered a large number of its coolers, while the NM-AM4-L9x upgrade kit is targeted at these two low profile coolers. CEO Roland Mossig described the upgrade kits, stating "We’ve been offering the free NM-AM4 and NM-AM4-UxS upgrade kits for our larger cooler models for several months now and the response has been overwhelming – we’re proud to have so many customers who want to keep using their trusted Noctua heatsinks on the new AM4 platform. Just in time for the first AM4 mini-ITX motherboards, we’re now also offering an upgrade kit for our popular NH-L9a and NH-L9i low-profile coolers." The free upgrades have an expected ship time of 1-4 weeks and users that don't want to wait can buy one for $7.90 at retailers such as Amazon. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  13. Noctua has announced the addition of fans with sizes of 200mm, 120mm, and 40mm to its A-series, with "signature features such as Flow Acceleration Channels and AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames." The new model numbers of the fans are NF-A20, NF-A12x15, and NF-A4x20, respectively. The 200mm model represents the largest fan Noctua has made, with the large size presenting a new array of design challenges. The reduced thickness of the new 120mm fan presented its own set of challenges, which Noctua was also able to solve with a bit of engineering. The new 40mm fan doubles the thickness of the current offering, making it a good choice for systems that require higher air pressure. The NF-A20 and NF-A12x15 will be available with PWM or FLX with Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise options, providing users with a balance between cooling and acoustic performance. The NF-A4x20 will also have PWM and FLX configurations, but also adds a 5V connector for use in switches, routers, DVRs, and other devices. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  14. A former Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) engineer referred to as Hsu has been "accused of stealing proprietary information and other materials related to the foundry's 28nm process technology and passing them to China-based Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC)." The technology in question is believed to be designs for NVIDIA and AMD chips, as the 28nm process is used for GPUs of the two companies. Hsu was on his way to a new job with HLMC but was arrested before he could make it to China. Source: Digi Times and PCGamesN Back to original news post
  15. At the Microsoft EDU event yesterday, the company announced plans to bring the full version of Microsoft Office to the Windows Store, with an expected release date sometime in June. The move may be related to the recent announcement of Windows 10 S, seen as a response to Google Chrome OS. By using the Windows Store, users will be able to access the fully capability of the software without an Internet connection. Source: Venture Beat Back to original news post
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