Entry-level motherboard

The H370 Gaming Plus from MSI is an entry-level and budget oriented motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. The motherboard features a red and black color scheme and it sports several RGB LEDs that can be adjusted with the official MSI application.


Featuring 10-phase VRM

The H370 Gaming Pro Carbon from MSI is a mid-range motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. Compared to the previous model, which goes by the name H270 Gaming Pro Carbon, we see a similar color scheme - as the name suggests - but a reworked layout and a new design for all the heatsinks.



More information about AMD rebranding

As you might know, AMD is rebranding its FreeSync 2 technology to FreeSync 2 HDR. Since the FreeSync 2 is compatible with HDR technology AMD decided to do this change. Althought this might have sense, at the moment there is a lot of confusion over the specifications since AMD is basically slapping the HDR badge on existing FreeSync 2 display.


For storage devices

A couple of years ago, Avago/Broadcom increased the prices of its PLX PCIe switches and several motherboard manufacturers stopped to use them. Since the PCIe switches are used primarily in servers, they come with a premium price. However some motherboard manufacturers still want to implement such a technology in their products, for this reason other companies are offering new switches.


With new optical switches

Razer has unveiled a pair of new keyboards today, the Huntsman and the Huntsman Elite, which offer new optical swichtes. They are the first models to feature opto-mechanical key switches. These switches combine IR actuation with mechanical parts.


Both with single fan

EVGA is updating their line of graphics cards with models that come with single fan coolers. Right after Computex, the company has added the GTX 1050 Gaming and GTX 1050 SC Gaming 03G. As you can imagine, the main difference between these two cards regard the clock frequency.


Corsair acquires Elgato Gaming brand

Corsair is changed a bit during the last years. We all know Corsair as a memory maker, however the company is producing almost everything at the moment. For example they produce chassis, cooler power supply and peripheral. Furthermore they sell also gaming chair. Yesterday the company announced that it would acquire streaming accessory brand Elgato Gaming.


More RGB products

Deepcool Gamerstorm has unveiled a wide range of products at Computex 2018 like air coolers, liquid coolers and cases. Today the company has officially unveiled two RGB liquid coolers. Both coolers belong to the Castle series.


Alongside with two more SKUs

We have seen lately a lot of speculations about the upcoming Intel Z390 chipset and the eight core processors. Just a few days ago we have published a news about Intel Z390 chipset and today there are more informations available. This time Wccftech has published the names of the CPUs that will be released.


Available next October

EA has released the full system requirements list for their upcoming Battlefield V Closed Alpha game. With Battlefield V, EA will use the latest Frostbite engine and features a lot of wide open-world spaces to explore. Anyway the system requirements looks rather similar to Battlefield 1.



Available in Q3 2018

A few days ago AMD announced its Ryzen Threadripper 2990X which should be available quite soon. Once again, the youtube TUM APISAK has spotted this CPU listed on 3DMark database. Furthermore the chip has been listed on a german retailer for a little over 1500 Euro.


For The Crew 2

NVIDIA's released its latest GeForce graphics drivers named 398.36. The new drivers add optimisations for Ubisoft's upcoming The Crew 2. Furthermore NVIDIA has also added updated SLI profiles for titles such as Dark Souls Remastered, Hand of Fate 2, Need for Speed Payback, and Super Mega Baseball 2.


For NVMe drives

Realtek might be known for its onboard audio chips, but a few years ago they tried to push on the SSD market as well. Now, several years later, the company is ready to unveil a SSD controller which aims for the high-end part of the market.


Manufacturer cost up to $500 USD

Adaptive sync technologies like G-Sync and FreeSync are really important for hardcore gamers. While FreeSync is a cheap solution due to its open-source nature, the G-Sync from NVIDIA is a little more complicated. While the current G-Sync module is quite expensive, we might see even more expensive G-Sync HDR display anytime soon.


Available in three versions

If you are looking for a mid-tower case which is compatible with high-end graphics cards as well as watercooling setup, SilentiumPC's Armis AR3 enclosure might be just what you've been looking for. The company has released a new case which is compatible with any kind of hardware as well as average size radiators.


Downscaled panels

According to a recent report from Prad.de, some manufacturers have been using 4K (2160p) panels for their 1440p monitors. The reason behind this move is pretty simple, the 27-inch 4K panel often costs the same price than a 27-inch QHD (1440p) panel. If the reports are true, several manufacturers are offering QHD monitors with 4K capabilities.



On mass production

Micron has started volume production of next-generation GDDR6 memory. The company specifically says it has started mass production of 8Gb memory chips (1GB). According to latest rumors, the initial GDDR6 memory will come with speeds ranging from 10 to 14 Gbps with 1.25 or 1.35 voltage.


For winners of Intel Core i7-8086K

During the last week, AMD has announced that it would swap 40 Core i7-8086K won with the Intel sweepstakes program with Threadripper 1950X processor. Today AMD has officially opened its replacement program.


Finally some details

As you might know, Qualcomm is working hard in order to offer a good SoC for upcoming mobile solutions. While the company has already unveiled some SoCs during the last months, now they might be ready with a flagship model.


With third party controllers

Intel on its website recently published a page on the Z390 chipset by mistake, the page has unveiled the feature set and chipset block diagram of the upcoming chipset. According to the document, the upcoming chipset is very close to current Z370 series.
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