Four driver updates a year

Although AMD Ryzen APUs are very interesting chips since they pack a lot of CPU and GPU power, AMD has confirmed that we will see only a bunch of updates during the year. Raven Ridge APUs will only receive up to four driver updates per year, which is a bit disappointing since you will never get updated drivers for latest games around.


Eight models from ASUS

With the launch of Coffee Lake, Intel has finally brought their first six-core and twelve-thread processors to the mainstream market. A few months after the launch of the first batch of motherboards, ASUS is ready to release several updated models.


Tested on Ashes of Singularity

According to the Ashes of the Singularity database benchmark results of two AMD GPUs have surfaced. During the Computex 2018, AMD has announced Vega 20, a die shrink of Vega at 7mn. Since AMD is already in sampling stage, we expect to see the launch quite soon.


On Cinebench R15

The first set of benchmarks on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPU has surfaced. This time it looks like the 32 cores AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has been tested. This model features 32 cores, 64 threads and a TDP of 250W. The leak comes from HKEPC since they actually managed to get their hands on the chip.


Based on high-end components

During the E3 2018, CD Projekt Red has unveiled the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer on YouTube. Furthermore, during an event, the company has hosted a PC gameplay demo with almost one hour of gameplay. Due to the smooth gameplay and the good graphics details, you might be wondering what kind of components were inside the demo PC and if you will have to upgrade your gaming PC.


Xeon-E CFL-S is coming

A few weeks ago, we have reported several news about an alleged eight-core Coffee Lake CPU. According to the latest rumors, this CPU might be soon available however it will belong to the Xeon family instead of the Core series as supposed until now.


Up to $860 USD on Silicon Lottery

The Intel Core i7-8086K isn't just a simple trophy for collectors but it's also the first processor that the company ships with a turbo frequency of 5GHz out of the box. This frequency is guaranteed on a single core and if you want hit 5GHz on all your six cores you have to overclock your CPU a bit.


You could get a Threadripper 1950X with 16 core

If you are an early adopter of the Core i7-8086K and you have won the Intel sweepstake, you might get a Threadripper 1950X for free. There are several limitations for this special deal, but AMD is actually offering a massive 16 core 32 thread processor for free. In order to swap your Intel CPU with the AMD one, you have to live in the USA.


With affordable prices

AOC has expanded its monitor gaming lineup with three new models. With the 24" C24G1, 27" C27G1 and 32" C32G1, the company adds three models based on curved VA panel, slim bezels and 144Hz refresh rate. Furthermore they come with FreeSync support for users with compatible graphics cards or game consoles.


More performance in Warhammer: Vermintide 2

A few months ago, Intel officially announced its move to integrate AMD RX Vega graphics in a processor package. During the CES 2018, the blue team unveiled the Kaby Lake G processors and if you own one, you will be happy to know that Intel has released a new driver version. With this software update, you will get a performance boost in Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and a several bug fixes in Sea of Thieves, World of Warcraft, and World of Tanks.


Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X

Two unannounced processors from AMD have been spotted this week, this involves the quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X. This two upcoming processors should replace current 1300X and 1500X SKUs. According to this first scores, the performance of the upcoming CPUs is rather good.



With aggressive design

At CES 2018, Cooler Master presented several new mid-tower cases in order to expand their lineup. Almost five months later, the manufacturer is going to launch a new model which goes by the name MasterBox MB511. It looks like this case has received a rather aggressive design, with edgy shape as well as a modern interior layout.


Alongside with other products

During the Computex 2018, Cryorig showed a full range of coolers including a new version of the C7 and a M.2 NVMe SSD heatsink. We have seen several motherboard manufacturers equip M.2 SSDs with heatsinks. Cryorig has shown the "industry's first dual heatpipe M.2 cooler," the Frostbit.


With two Vega 10 GPUs inside

On Benchlife a slide regarding a mysterious AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card has been published. This card is intended for designer and it sports 32GB HBM2 memory and two Vega 10 chips. During the latest hours we have read several misleading informations about this card so it's better to clear the situation up a bit.


Installed in a Lenovo notebook

TechInsights analysts have disassembled the latest Lenovo notebook with inside 10nm CPU and taken it apart to take a look at the processor. This is the first time we see a Cannon Lake CPU in the wild, this is based on 10nm process and it sports a 71mm² Cannon Lake die.


Both with single fan

Gigabyte is updating their line of graphics cards with models that come with single fan coolers. Right after Computex, the company has added the Aorus GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 3GB OC Low Profile. While the first aims to gamers, the second is designed for HTPC and small multimedia PCs.


Next year

Valve has announced that it will drop support for Windows XP and Vista systems during next year. After the 1st January 2019, Steam Client will not run anymore on those versions of Windows. In other words, your game library will be inaccessible until you upgrade to Windows 7 or newer.


Up to 10% more performance in Verminitide II

AMD has officially released their Radeon Software 18.6.1 Beta driver for GCN or newer graphics cards and AMD Ryzen+Vega APUs. According to AMD, with this new driver users can expect up to 10% more performance in Warhammer: Vermintide II when playing the game using the extreme preset.


Very clean looking

Antec has announced the P7 case, which offers support for ATX motherboards and up to one 360mm radiator. The P7 is a mid-tower chassis that's been made from steel, ABS plastic and aluminum. Although there is a well-thought internal layout and a very reasonable number of features, the Antec P7 comes at an attractive €48 price tag.


Called Wraith Ripper

Alongside with the announcement of Threadripper 2 processors, AMD has unveiled a capable cooler that can handle the rumored 250W TDP under control. According to AMD; Threadripper 2 will come with the Asetek bracket that provides compatibility with leading AIO watercoolers. Furthermore the company has worked side by side with Cooler Master in order to offer a tower cooler as well.
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