With RGB components

EK Water Blocks has put two more water cooling kits together, which they're marketing as liquid cooling kits for beginners. Following the launch of the EK-KIT 240 and EK-KIT 360, the Slovenian maker of water cooling products has now added RGB LEDs to their water cooling kits.

To AI researchers

The TITAN V is a graphics card aimed towards machine learning. The card features Tensor Cores and 12GB of HBM2. During the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference, NVIDIA's CEO has given away twenty TITAN V "CEO Edition" GPUs to twenty random guests. Compared to a regular TITAN V, the CEO Edition packs 32GB of HBM2 VRAM.

From June 22nd to July 5th

Steam's Summer Sale has started, which means quite a few interesting titles are available at discounted prices. As usual we have checked the site's inventory for the best deals and created a list for you.

With built-in liquid cooling

A few days ago, we have received a huge and heavy package from Deepcool. Inside the box there was the high-end NewArk 90 case. With the NewArk 90, Deepcool offers a ultra-wide chassis with tempered glass panels on three sides and a built-in 280mm all-in-one water cooler.

Aircraft carrier for M.2 SSDs

A few weeks ago, MSI has shown a PCIe expansion card that can accomodate up to four M.2 SSDs. During the last months, we have seen similar solutions from ASUS and ASRock. Today we have more details about the upcoming Xpander-Aero card.

Impressive capacity

Samsung has announced the release of the NF1 8TB, its highest-density datacenter NVMe drive. With the NF1 SSD, Samsung expects to quickly replace conventional 2.5-inch SSDs and create impressive storage space in 2U rack servers.

You can now see how much you have spent on Steam

Steam is available since more than 10 years and it's an important store for PC gamers across the world. Steam has been famous for their sales event since a lot of users can spent a large amount of money for AAA games and even less famous game titles.

Compatible with Vulkan API

Basemark has launched their new Basemark GPU benchmark for Windows, Linux and Android. With this benchmark you can compare the performance of your gaming PC to other hardware when using Vulkan, OpenGL and OpenGL ES APIs. In a later stage this benchmark will be updated with other APIs like DirectX 12 and Metal.

A good move

AMD has announced that they will rename current FreeSync 2 in FreeSync 2 HDR. This is indeed a good move since quite often you can get confused between FreeSync and FreeSync 2. Since FreeSync 2 is compatible with LFR and HDR, it's correct to add "HDR" as part of its name.

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.

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