MIFCOM Battlebox

MIFCOM is a German system integrator focussing on the German, Austrian and Swiss market. At this point we're going to show you there Battlebox, which is based on an Intel Core i7-6950X CPU and one or two GTX 1080 graphics cards.


MIFCOM Battlebox



GTX 1070, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050

MSI
MSI has launched a full range of NVIDIA Pascal based mini-ITX graphics cards which are based on their Aero design. The new mini-ITX series offers three new cards: GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Each model is available in more than one version. This way MSI is going to offer a mini-ITX graphics for any kind of SFF PC.

A few new scores from Naruto80

ocaholic
During the past weeks and months plenty of new scores popped up on HWBot, which showed the overclocking potential of Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. Our teams overclocker Davide "Naruto80" Zilli, supported by RULE and Pixy, has managed to overclock the new high-end mainstream CPU from Intel reaching very respectable frequencies and scores. Davide has tested the new CPU on three benchmarks using several liters of liquid nitrogen.

HRC

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Today we have another build from HRC (High Resolution Computers) for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

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.

Memory prices on the rise

16.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

40% increase expected

Memory
If you’ve been looking for new DRAM for your rig during the past months you might have noticed that prices were on the rise continuously. TrendForce has now published their quarterly report explaining the different factors that contribute to this development.

On official Facebook page

Gigabyte
During CES 2017 and the first Webinar Gigabyte has shown four upcoming AM4 motherboards. Today Gigabyte has shown a few more pictures regarding their GA-AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard. Since this board has been equipped with an armada of features it’s going to be an upcoming high-end model.

On Biostar motherboard

Biostar
According to latest reports, AMD Ryzen samples have been sent out to reviewers a few days ago. HWBattle has now shown a picture where you can see such a CPU LN2 cooled. Therefore it could be that already at launch day there might be extreme overclocking scores available when the new chips launch.

Rig of the Day - In Win 805

16.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

BIRD Customs

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Today we can show you another build from BIRD Customs. In the past we’ve shared several of his beautiful projects and therefore it’s no wonder that his new “In Win 805” is exceptionally good looking again.

AMD Ryzen launch is pretty close

AMD
AMD has announced they’re going to hold a new Webinar event that will take place on February 22nd. This event is going to be streamed through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, while the host is Eric Allen, Channel Marketing Specialist for AMD. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show AM4-based motherboards from ASRock and Biostar during the event.

Including Vega 10 and Vega 11 parts

AMD
According to latest reports AMD might release Vega based GPUs as part of the RX 500 series, with both Vega 10 and Vega 11 based chips as part of the new lineup. Already during last CES 2017, it became very clear that with Vega AMD has performed a complete overhaul of the architecture.

More game optimisations

NVIDIA
Following the launch of Sniper Elite 4, Halo Wars 2 and For Honor, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting all those titles. For that purpose the GeForce 378.66 WHQL driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some bugs that have surfaced.

With 3DMark, VRMark and PCMark 8

Humble Bundle
The Humble PC Lovers Bundle is now live and it comes including a number of useful tools for testing and benchmarking your PC. As usual the cost for these bundles is very low. Included in the bundle you find Backblaze, which is a tool to do backups with, benchmarks from Futuremarks and premium password protection tools. Below is a list of everything that is inside this bundle.

Rig of the Day - 570X

15.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Hanoicomputer

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Today we can show you another build from Tran Tat Dat. In the past we’ve shared several of his beautiful projects and therefore it’s no wonder that his new “570X” is exceptionally good looking again.

Belgian online shop jumps the gun

AMD
During the past weeks we have seen several prices for AMD’s Ryzen already. This time a Belgian online shop has decided to start listing some of the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors including the 21% VAT that are usual in Belgium.

More game optimisations

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.1.2 WHQL drivers there is already a new Beta update available. This release is supposed to bring performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for For Honor and Sniper Elite 4.

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.

Rig of the Day - Akako

14.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Emarque

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Today we can show you another build from Emarque. In the past we’ve shared several of his beautiful projects and therefore it’s no wonder that his new “Akako” is exceptionally good looking again.

During GDC 2017

AMD
Through its “evenbrite” portal AMD has just announced that it will be holding a special live streaming event during the upcoming Game Developers Conference on February 28. The company has not yet mentioned Vega specifically, however we know that AMD has a developer sessions scheduled at GDC to talk specifically about Vega and architecture optimizations. Furthermore during AMD Ryzen should be launched at the same time.

Almost as fast as an Intel Core i7-6950X

AMD
Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time the benchmarks come from Videocardz and the guys over there have tested what appears to be a 4-core, a 6-core and an 8-core chip. In addition there is also a quick run on the 8-core AMD R7 1700X overclocked to 4.0 GHz.

AMD Ryzen CPU lineup leaked

13.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Specs and clock speeds

AMD
Due to a leak from a Chinese retailer the lineup of upcoming Ryzen CPUs has been spotted. The report shows all the details of the upcoming CPU series featuring models names and specifications including core/thread count, base frequency and even price.
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