Available next year
A few weeks ago, Acer announced to be soon expand its monitor lineup with another UHD/4K model, featuring a 27-inch IPS panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution. Meanwhile Acer has crawled back, announcing that their Predator X27 4K HDR monitor is going to be be delayed until the first quarter of next year.
Compatible with Aura Sync
Following the launch of Intel's X299 chipset, EKWB has released a new monoblock for the ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming motherboard. This is one of the first X299 monoblocks available and it will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB ASUS Strix X299-E RGB Monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, which will allow you to create great looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.
Today we have another build from JP Modified for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.
Designed for overclockers
During Computex 2017, ASUS has unveiled several upcoming motherboards and they’re all starting to hit the market. This time ASUS introduces the ROG Rampage VI Apex, it features an E-ATX form factor with several PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and M.2 slots. The motherboard is finally available and listed also on Geizhals.
Still based on socket LGA1151
Featuring NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
A few weeks ago we reviewed the Corsair One and we were impressed by the size, thermal performance and speed of this little gaming PC but one of the things we were really wishing for was a config with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. Corsair is finally at the point where they launched such a SKU and they’ve combined it with their own NVMe SSD.
Spotted on ASUS and ASRock websites
First Core i3 with four cores and eight threads!
Although the acclaimed launch date of Coffee Lake based CPUs will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks are starting to make it through on a very frequent basis. This time Videocardz is jumping the gun again posting up a screenshot showcasing an Intel Core i3 processor called i3-8300 with four cores and eight threads. This could be the first quad-core Core i3 from Intel. However we believe that the microcode could be just wrong or not updated.
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New monstrous flagship
It looks like Intel is going to release their upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE in few months. According to the latest rumors, the Core i9-7980XE features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it might be combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.60GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz.
Incoming already next week
EK Water Blocks has announced a new full-cover block for AMD’s Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. The block is compatible with the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition pixel accelerators. To be a bit more precise, a full-cover block has been developped fitting the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the Vega 56. As always the water block is available in different versions. According to EKWB, all the upcoming water blocks should become available next week.
Very attractive choice
As you might be aware of the AMD RX Vega 56 is a cut down version of the flagship Vega 64. The difference between the two cards is the number of next-generation compute units (NGCUs). While the RX Vega 64 comes with 64 units enabled the RX Vega 56 features 56 enabled units. In the end this means the RX Vega 56 processes pixels using 3584 Stream processors, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs, while the RX Vega 64 makes do with 4096 Stream processors, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.
With NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition
K|ngp|n has had another go with his new K|ngp|n Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and this time he’s been demolishing the former record in 3DMark Vantage single card. Thanks to a rather substantial overclock on the GPU as well as a very nicely overclocked Intel Core i9 7900X he’s been able to put quite some distance between him and der8auer, who’s currently holding 2nd place.
EZgunna82 PC Modding
Today we have another build from EZgunna82 PC Modding for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.
Didn’t talk about it during launch
When NVIDIA launched their GTX 10XX series graphics cards the company announced that they’ve cancelled the 3- and 4-way SLI support from their drivers only continuing developments on 2-way SLI. Listening in closer to what AMD was talking about during the launch of their RX Vega cards - or actually what they didn’t talk about - it seems like AMD could also remove 3- and 4-way support from future drivers.
Quite a costly thing
Lian Li has announced that their motorized DK-05 desk is finally available for a rather substantial $2099.99 US. The desk features height adjustments from 69cm all the way up to 118cm, which would allow for using it as a standing desk. In typical Lian Li fashion the desk is made from aluminum and it comes with a tempered glass panel.
NVIDIA brings more professional features
With their Vega Frontier Edition AMD didn’t manage to win back the performance crown in the gaming segment, however the Vega FE offers interesting features for professionals. Thanks to AMD XConnect this card can be used with notebooks in combination with an external enclosure. In an effort to keep up with AMD regarding feature like the ones just mentioned NVIDIA decided to come up with new drivers.
Two reference models
A few days ago, AMD has finally released their RX Vega graphics cards, revealing a cooler design that is similar to the one that can be found on the RX Vega Frontier Edition. The official name of this card is Vega 64, where the number derives from the core clusters count the chip comes with. Following the launch, many partners are now showing their models. SAPPHIRE for instance is launching three different versions of the Radeon Vega 64.