Discount vouchers for the owners of the previous version

EKWB issued a public apology for the low performance of its EK-Supremacy EVO Threadripper waterblock and X399 motherboard monoblocks. The company has updated the cold plate installed inside the waterblock and they are offering a discount voucher to owners of the previous version.


SpectrePrime and MeltdownPrime

Right after the Meltdown and Spectre revelations, security researchers across the world have been working in order to find out how the exploits can be used and fixed. A few days ago, the experts from NVIDIA and Princeton University managed to develop some exploits known as SpectrePrime and MeltdownPrime.


With improved VRM design

Gigabyte today introduces the AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0, a similar revision to the original Z370 Ultra Gaming. Compared to the previous version, the Rev 2.0 comes now with 11 phase CPU VRM and a thicker heatsink.



Two powerful configurations

Almost one year ago we reviewed the Corsair One and we were impressed by the size, thermal performance and speed of this little gaming PC. Meanwhile Corsair has decided to add two more versions to the lineup and both come with Intel Core i7-8700K processor.


Coffee Lake-E are on the way

A long list of mobile processors has surfaced online, the list include Coffee Lake-E and Cascade Lake-SP processors intended for laptops. According to the list, Intel is going to release a new wave of processors that would include hexa-core parts for laptops. This leak comes from the German tech site ComputerBase.


Lower price as well

In Win has announced on Twitter that it has brought back one of its discontinued chassis. The company has rereleased the D-Frame Mini with a variety of new colors and a lower price tag. With D-Frame Mini now In Win offers six color options.


Jen-Hsun Huang made to save gaming market

The graphics card rumour mill has been spinning a lot recently, a few days ago we have reported that NVIDIA will release a next graphics card in less than two months. According to a report from Reuters, the company might release a crypto-mining chip as well.



A compact GTX 1060

ASUS already has a wide portfolio when it comes to graphics cards but that didn't stop them from launching yet another model. The new card goes by the name "Phoenix" and it delivers solid performance at a competitive price point.


Gets detailed

ASRock has revealed the full specifications of its X399M Taichi motherboard. A few weeks ago during CES 2018, ASRock has unveiled their first micro-ATX AMD X399 motherboard. With the X399M Taichi, ASRock offers a motherboard with a solid power design and several features.


Compatible with Chromecast as well

Late last week VideoLAN hase released version 3.0.0 of its popular media playing client VLC. With this versione, VLC packs more interesting features that are going to make the software even more popular. For example we are delighted by the support for hardware accelerated 4K and 8K playback and HDR support.


Two more Raven Ridge APUs

AMD has recently announced Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, however the company might release two low power versions as well. According to several leaks on motherboard OEMs, AMD has developed two more Raven Ridge APUs with 35W TDP only.



With Turbo Boost

A couple of weeks ago we have reported a rumor that Intel's Turbo Boost technology could make its first appearance in a Core i3 CPUs. With the Cannon Lake family, Intel unveils the first Core i3 with Turbo Boost enabled.


This time inside a high-end MSI laptop

A few months ago, an AIDA64 update unveiled a long list of mobile processors that included Coffee Lake-H and Coffee Lake-S processors intended for laptops. The most interesting model was the Core i9-8950HK since this is going to be the first Core i9 processor for laptop.


All motherboards updated

Following the announcement of ASUS, ASRock and MSI, Gigabyte has released a BIOS update for its AM4 motherboards. The new BIOS includes AMD AGESA Code 1.1.0.1 support for Raven Ridge APUs. Other improvements have been delivered alongside this compatibility update. Unlike ASRock, Gigabyte has released an update for all the motherboards.


Support for PUBG and Fortnite

On the official AMD website is available another driver update for AMD GPU users. With the last software update, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition hits the 18.2.2 version and provides support for Kingdom Come: Deliverance as well as PUBG and Fortnite.


With Cherry MX Red switches

During the CES 2018, Corsair has added a bunch of new wireless peripherals to its line-up. During the show, the company has introduced a new gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, Qi wireless charging mouse pad and a lapboard.


With dual fan cooler

It looks like that Sapphire is working on a special edition of their Radeon RX 580 NITRO+ 8G. The Sapphire Radeon RX 580 NITRO+ 8G comes with a light blue themed Dual-X cooler equipped with two 95 mm diameter blue LED fans.


A good article on tomshardware

A few days ago, Yannick from tomshardware.com has created a long article testing numerous cards and posting their specific hash-rates. At the moment the article includes 15 graphics cards and all of them have been tested with modded BIOS. Last but not least, the article proves what are the most efficient cards for mining.


All motherboards updated

Following the announcement of MSI and ASRock, ASUS has released a BIOS update for its AM4 motherboards. The new BIOS includes AMD AGESA Code 1.1.0.1 support for Raven Ridge APUs. Other improvements have been delivered alongside this compatibility update. Unlike ASRock, ASUS has released an update for all the motherboards.


Four more models

A few years ago, EVGA has introduced to the market the SuperNova G1 series of power supplies and now the company is ready to unveils an improved version of this series. With the Supernova G1+ series, EVGA unveils four models with 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W of output power. Apart from that there is going to be a fully-modular cable management.

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