CroyAlore

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Today we have another build from CroyAlore for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.


First trailer

Slightly Mad Studios
During E3, Bandai Namco has released a trailer showing Project Cars 2 which will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Compared to the previous version, Slightly Mad Studios has improved various aspects, like dynamic weather, off-road dirt and snow racing. Furthermore it should be compatible with VR off the bat. According to the software house, the game will be released on September 22nd.


To be launched in Early 2018

Intel
It looks like Intel is working hard lately. At the moment we are waiting for Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X which should be released soon and after that Coffee lake seems to be knocking on the door already. According to Intel, Cannon Lake is on track and Ice Lake has taped in as well. Ice Lake will be the second generation of 10nm processors while Cannon Lake will be the first.


Completed in 2019

PCI-SIG
Although we are all still waiting for PCI-Express 4.0 to become available, the PCI-SIG has announced that they are working on the development of PCI-Express 5.0 which is designed to offer 128GB/s of total bandwidth. In other words the total bandwidth would increase by a factor of four compared to the current PCIe 3.0 in the case of a x16 configuration.


Performance improvements in DiRT 4 and Prey

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.5.1 drivers there is already a new update available. This release offers a 30% performance improvement in DiRT 4 with 8x MSAA enabled. Furthermore, these drivers are supposed to increase performance in Prey by 4% in combination with a Radeon RX 580. On top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to Mass Effect: Andromeda.


Karma_IT

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Today we have another build from Karma_IT for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.


With Gigabyte X299-SOC Champion motherboard

Gigabyte
Although Kaby Lake-X has not yet been launched, another gem of a CPU has been found and overclocked by the Gigabyte OC Lab. During Computex 2017 the overclockers HiCookie, Sofos, Dinos22, Youngpro and SniperOZ were able to push a Core i7-7740K CPU to no less than 7.5GHz.


Breaks 5.5GHz

G.Skill
During the last week there has been a lot going on in the overclock scene. Yesterday the Taiwanese overclocker Toppc has achieved a new world record using a G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 memory kit, which is based on Samsung 8Gb ICs. Furthermore an Intel X299 platform has been used in combination with one of the Intel's upcoming X-series CPUs.


Up to 4TB of capacity

Intel
With the DC P4501 SSD Intel is introducing their latest enterprise grade drive that makes use of 3D TLC NAND flash memory. All drives use the NVMe protocol and they are available in different form factors.


jones965

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Today we have another build from jones965 for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.


In three months already?

Intel
In order to reply to AMD's new Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, Intel is planning to increase the core count on their next-generation desktop platform. According to the latest rumors, Intel might add a six core CPU regarding their 8th generation of mainstream desktop CPUs.


Weblinks

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In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.


Right before the Electronic Entertainment Expo

HP
HP has announced a refresh of its Omen gaming lineup including new laptops, desktops, external graphics docks as well as peripherals. The new desktop family includes an Omen X and an Omen gaming PCs. While the first one features a compact, almost small form factor design, the second one looks more traditional.


Offering 90-day warranty

Graphic cards
These days, Bitcoin is experiencing another hype as currently the price for 1BTC skyrocketed to a whopping $2'290 US. That means the value of one Bitcoin tripled within just a few weeks. As it always is with Bitcoin mining there a big hype kicks in when the exchange rate explodes as it just did.


Rumors from Bitsnchips

AMD
Bits'n'chips shared some new speculation about the the pricing of upcoming AMD Threadripper processors via their Twitter page. According to them, AMD will release Threadripper during this summer and the chips could be in a kind of reasonable price range.


Andreas Wagner

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Today we have another build from Andreas Wagner for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.


i7-7800X, i7-7820X and i9-7900X

Intel
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming months news leaks related to Skylake-X are making it through almost every day. This time wccftech jumped the gun and they have found some leaks in the Geekbench database. The results are pretty impressive, with the Intel Core i9-7900X hitting over 57'000 points in the multi-core benchmark.


Compatible with Mystic Light

MSI
Following the launch of AMD’s socket AM4, EKWB has released a new monoblock for the MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium motherboard. This is one of the first AM4 monoblock available and it will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FF MSI XPower RGB monoblock is compatible with MSI Mystic Light, which will allow you to create great looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.


New color scheme

Supermicro
At Computex 2017 Supermicro has shown their first batch of X299 motherboards for Intel's Basin Falls platform. Meanwhile there are quite a few pictures available online and both of them appear to be based on the same PCB. The only difference between these two models is the IPMI remote management.


First Gigabyte AM4 mini-ITX motherboard

Gigabyte
Gigabyte has shown their first mini-ITX AMD AM4 300-series motherboard. Already a few months ago, during another event, Gigabyte presented details on upcoming mini-ITX models, which are based on AMDs AM4 chipset. Meanwhile, there are finally more details on the so called AB350N-Gaming WiFi.
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