Four new models

Announced during the IFA 2018, Acer today releases one new Predator monitor and one Nitro display, which is available in three different configurations. All displays measures 27-inch and the price is ranging from $449 to $1299 USD.


With Amber Lake CPUs

It looks like Dell has refreshed its XPS 13 2-in-1 series with the new eighth-gen Y-series CPUs. During Computex 2018, Intel has announced their Amber Lake series and Dell now offers two flagship CPUs in their XPS 13 2-in-1 convertibles.


First Intel mainstream eight core CPU

It's no secret that Intel is going to expand its Coffee Lake desktop processor lineup in Q3 2018. Furthermore the company will release another motherboard chipset called Z390. According to latest rumors Intel will release three more unlocked CPUs, the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9800K and Core i5-9600K.


Entry level Intel Z390 motherboard

In the past days more and more rumors have surface regardin Intels upcoming new mainstream desktop processors. While these chips are compatible with the current generation of Z370 motherboards, there is also a bunch of new, Z390 based, motherboards expected to hit the market. So far we’ve spotted some new pictures of an upcoming board from Gigabyte.


Five different colors

A few months ago, Corsair launched a new line of gaming chairs which goes by the name T2 Road Warrior. The chair is created for long-term comfort and it’s finished with perforated leather. The T2 Road Warrior is available with five different colour schemes.



First portable NVMe-based SSD

Samsung has introduced the next iteration of their portable SSDs. The Portable SSD X5 features is based on a NVMe SSD, which is much faster than the previous generations. The transfers speeds are supposed to reach up to 2300MB/s since it uses a Thunderbolt 3 interface.


Two high power supplies available

It looks like Phanteks is on fire today not just unveiling a great looking case but adding two power supplies to the mix as well. The Revolt X series currently consists of a 1000W and a 1200W unit, whereas the internals come from Seasonic.


Allows dual systems

Already at Computex 2018, Phanteks unveiled a wide range of products including their now officially released Evolv X midi tower. According to the manufacturer this case is supposed to support excellent flexibility allowing the simultaneous installation of an E-ATX and a miniITX motherboard.


Featuring 32GB of ECC HBM memory

Right after NVIDIA has launched their Turing based graphics cards, AMD unveiled its dual Vega Radeon Pro V340. During VMworld in Las Vegas the company presented this monstrous cards, which comes with a total of 32GB of second-generation ECC high-bandwidth memory (HBM). Most likely this graphics card is based on the existing Vega architecture, making use of 14nm process technology and a dual-slot design.



6% faster than GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA's RTX 2080 has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showing impressive performance numbers. According to the first scores, the RTX 2080 is able to beat the GTX 1080Ti. These days editors and reviewers should have received their first RTX 2080 samples including final drivers.



For Strange Brigade and F1 2018

AMD has released the next iteration of their Adrenalin software package aka drivers. These come with game-specific optimisations for Strange Brigade and F1 2018 and on top of that there is a range of bug fixes.


On all cores

Once more benchmark results of upcoming Intel processors have leaked. This time the Intel Core i7-9700K eight core chip has been overclocked using “just” water cooling. It looks like these chips can really be pushed a bit again, which might have something to do with the fact, that the heatspreader has been soldered to the die again.


Ready for Battlefield V Open Beta

NVIDIA released its latest GeForce graphics drivers, which are now available in version 399.07. The new drivers add optimisations for the Battlefield V Open Beta, F1 2018, Immortal: Unchained, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, Strange Brigade, and Switchblade. Furthermore NVIDIA has also added updated SLI profiles for titles such as F1 2018.


With Thunderbolt 3

During CES 2018, Samsung unveiled its first monitor with Intel Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Samsung CJ79 is a 34-inch display with a curved panel, featuring Intel’s 40Gbps USB Type-C interface which can be used for both video signal and power delivery.


Affordable 4K/UHD Freesync monitor

Almost one year ago, Samsung has expanded its monitor lineup with a 4K Freesync model, featuring a 28-inch TN panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution. At launch this display was pretty expensive and in line with the pricing of other 4K/UHD Freesync monitors. Now the Samsung U28E590D can be found for as little as €250 Euro.


Let's disable it ...

Last week, the founder of OpenBSD OS "Theo de Raadt" said that the Foreshadow and TLBleed flaws have made it mandatory to disable the Hyper-Threading technology on all Intel-based systems. According to him, Intel HyperThreading is fundamentally broken, since the way the technology allows the CPU to share resources lacks security differentiators.


10 new lighting products

With the new Hue 2 series, NZXT wants to illuminate your entire desktop offering a set of RGB accessories. The company introduces 10 new Hue 2 products, including RGB lighting kits for monitors.


As well as DLSS compatibility

Alreaedy during their presentational conference last week NVIDIA have shown extensive demos of Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with ray-tracing switched on. NVIDIA has also been talking about their new feature DLSS and even shared some insight on it. Usually it takes a while until new technologies appear in games, but it looks like NVIDIA did a really good jo this time.


At the moment it seems that no day is passing by without new rumors on Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Just a few days ago we’ve last been writing about alleged clock speeds of Intel's upcoming mainstream processors and today there is new information on ComputerBase.



With Phantom Gaming series

A few months ago, ASRock introduced their Phantom Gaming series of graphics cards. The cards are all based on GPUs from AMD's Radeon RX 500 series. Now ASRock has announced that the well known Fatal1ty series is going to be discontinued and the Phantom Gaming series are taking over.
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