Up to 13% boost in Ancestors Legacy

AMD has officially released their Radeon Software 18.5.1 driver for GCN or newer graphics cards and AMD Ryzen+Vega APUs. With this new driver you will get more support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 and increased performance in Ancestors Legacy.


For State of Decay 2 and The Crew 2 Beta

NVIDIA's released its latest GeForce graphics drivers named 397.93. The new drivers add optimisations for State of Decay 2 and Ubisoft's upcoming The Crew 2 beta. Furthermore NVIDIA has also added support for CUDA 9.2 to their driver stack and has fixed a several bugs.


For Intel and Toshiba SSDs

Microsoft with Windows 10 has had several issues, like boot loops, general instability, and performance problems with selected SSDs. Microsoft has updated now Windows 10 in order to address the issue with Intel and Toshiba SSDs.


New features (updated)

Intel has published a Z390 chipset product brief on its website. The document unveils the features of the new chipset, which are very close to current Z370 series. Aside from the details that we have already posted during the last weeks, Intel includes more information about the High-Speed I/O lanes (HSIO).


For AM4 APUs

Arctic unveiled a giant passive heatsink for low-powered AM4 processors like Ryzen GE processors and Bristol Ridge APU lineup. The upcoming Alpine AM4 passive heatsink is a silent cooler that can dissipate up to 47W of heat in a tower case with good airflow. Since the cooler is meant for processors with 35W TDP, you shouldn't push the cooler to that limit.


Same shader cores as the GTX 1050 Ti

NVIDIA has quietly added a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1050 to its lineup. Despite this card doesn't belong to the "Ti" series, it features the same number of shader cores as the 1050 Ti. Furthermore it sports higher clock rate than the Ti version. In order to make it a bit slower than the Ti version, NVIDIA has reduced the memory interface to 96-bit.


One of the first 4K/144Hz monitors to hit the market

A few days ago, Acer announced that their Predator X27 4K HDR monitor is going to be available during next weeks. Well, something appears to be going on, since also ASUS will release its monitor quite soon. Both displays feature the same AU Optronics panel.


Named Frostbit

During the upcoming Computex 2018, Cryorig will show a full range of coolers including a new version of the C7 and a M.2 NVMe SSD heatsink. We have seen several motherboard manufacturers equip M.2 SSDs with heatsinks. Cryorig will offer soon the "industry's first dual heatpipe M.2 cooler," the Frostbit.


New toys from the vendor

During Next@Acer, Acer has unveiled several new products regarding their Predator series of products. During the show, the company has presented a big and powerful gaming PC named Predator Orion 5000, the new Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop and Nitro 50 entry level gaming PCs. All the upcoming products should become available during next months.


Very clean looking

Phanteks has announced the Eclipse P350X case in two color options. PC customization is bigger than ever and it's good to be able to match the chassis with the color scheme of your gaming components. The Eclipse P350X brings new design, clean interior layout and digital RGB strips. Like other cases of the Eclipse series, also the new P350X comes with an affordable price.



Preorder at $2000 USD

During the CES 2016, NVIDIA showed off the 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync monitor for the first time. For several months things have been silent and only now this display is available in pre-order. The monitor has some impressive specifications and the price is rather incredbile as well.


From Intel and Micron

Intel and Micron have formed a partnership, with the production and shipment of the first 4bits/cell 3D NAND technology this week. These upcoming NAND chips use the proven 64-layer structure and they have achieved 1 terabit (Tb) density per die. In other words, this chips come with the highest density flash memory currently available.


In collaboration with the gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins

NZXT released a special edition of its H700i mid-tower chassis. The H700i Ninja is colored with blue and yellow color scheme like the famous Fortnite player Ninja. Each H700i Ninja edition includes the same features as the regular H700i. The main difference regards the custom paint, artworks and Ninja-themed stickers.


We were wrong as well

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding ASUS and the future for its AREZ lineup of graphics cards. When NVIDIA has ended the GeForce Partner Program, a Twitter account claiming to be an official AREZ profile and it has posted that the AREZ lineup was coming to end. However, it turns out that we will see soon AREZ products.


80Plus Platinum

The new Nightjar NJ450 power supply from Silverstone is a small units based on a fully modular design. It comes with SFX-L form factor which means it is a little bit bigger than standard SFX yet still smaller than ATX.


Single tower cooler with top cover

Cooler Master announced today its MasterAir MA410M Smart RGB. This is the company's first SmartRGB cooler with individually addressable RGB illumination and CPU temperature monitoring that can be used to change the cooler's RGB lighting. The cooler sports one single tower and two 120mm fans.


Intel eight core CPU

It's not a secret that Intel is expanding its 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" desktop processor lineup during Q2 2018. Furthermore the company will release another motherboard chipset called Z390 Express. According to some rumors, Intel will release a eight-core mainstream processor.


Since NVIDIA has killed GPP

The GPP has created a lot of bad press for NVIDIA, so much that the company has cancelled the program a couple of weeks ago. Right after the announcement of the GPP, some AIB and AIC partners already had made changes and created separate lines for their Radeon cards. For example MSI created the MECH series only for AMD products.


L4 Modz

Today we have another build from L4 Modz for you. If you want see all the systems shared so far, we suggest to check out our gallery. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or one 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. If you would like to see your mod here on Ocaholic, feel free to send us a message over Facebook.


With Lightspeed Wireless connectivity

Logitech this week introduced its new entry-level gaming mouse that uses its proprietary Lightspeed wireless interface as well as its latest HERO sensor. The Logitech G305 mouse features an ambidextrous form factor and it doesn't sport any RGB lighting.
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