Kaby Lake-R CPUs for ultrabooks?

Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks related to Kaby Lake-R are starting to make it through. This time Laptopmedia found yet another leak in the Geekbench database. Like the current U-series, the upcoming Core i5-8250U should be a 15W dual core part with Hyperthreading.




240Hz and 1ms

BenQ Zowie already has a wide portfolio of displays and with the XL2546 the vendor is launching yet another FullHD model. The 24.5-inch panel supports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 240 Hz refresh rate, which makes this particular display relevant for playing fast first person shooters.



RMA fraud

RMA fraud is no unknown thing when it comes to large retailers such as Amazon. Occasionally it happens that someone purchases a product and then returns/RMA's it with a different product inside the same box. This is actually surprisingly common when you are purchasing a graphics card or even a processor.


Four six core processors

Judging by the sheer number of rumors, that are surfacing these days regarding the upcoming Intel mainstream desktop processors, we’re closing in on the launch of these new parts. This time it’s again CPCHardware leaking information including clock speeds, TDPs and core counts.


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.


240Hz, 1ms and AMD FreeSync

ViewSonic already has a vast portfolio of displays and with the XG2530 the vendor is launching yet another full HD model. The 24.5-inch panel supports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at an astonishing refresh rate of 240 Hz, which makes this particular display relevant for playing fast first person shooters.


Better performance than predecessor

During E3, Namco Bandai has released a trailer showcasing Project Cars 2 which is going to become available September 22 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. According to the users who have early access to the game, Project Cars 2 hits 80 to 90 fps at 4K with a NVIDIA Titan X Pascal even if features like rain as well as day and night cycle are enabled.


With USB Type-C and KVM switch

Dell has expanded its UltraSharp series with a 27-inch model that features and 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution. Furthermore the monitor comes with a KVM switch and an USB Type-C port. According to Dell the display covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB and sRGB color spectrum and a few other color standards.


Compatible with AMD Ryzen

GEIL is finally bringing RGB lighting to their EVO X memory lineup. Memory modules were some of the very last components allowing for RGB lighting, since it can be quite tricky to control the color over the SMBus. However GEIL on this memory uses 4-pin RGB connector, in other words you have to wire your memory to the motherboard.


An entry-level drive

PNY has shown their CS1311 SSDs series, which are based on TLC-NAND Flash memory. Their CS1311 line offers a units based on Phisons S11 controller, which is an updated version of the Phison S10, whereas the older version could be found in the PNY CS2211 drives. All the CS1311 SSDs come with a 2.5 inch package.


Timpelay

Today we have another build from Timpelay 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.



The fastest 1080 Ti?

It was simply a matter of time until EVGA would launch their GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition. These cards are usually as fast as it gets and therefore the absolute flagship that can be bought. Already a few weeks ago, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido uploaded a few 3DMark scores in order to show some numbers. Today the card has been pushed even further.



Two entry-level quad cores

According to a leak from a reddit user, AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs might be released July 27th. At the moment there isn't any precise information, but according to the latest rumors Ryzen 3 1300X will cost $129 US and Ryzen 3 1200 will be available for $109 US. The reddit post, which is where the rumor first surfaced, is unconfirmed, but the prices appear to be yet very interesting.



Forestcat Design

Today we have another build from Forestcat Design 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.



The most powerful graphics cards from MSI

MSI has added two GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with custom design to their portfolio. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z and X are the new flagship models, when it comes to pixel accelerators from MSI. Both models have been created for performance and extreme cooling enthusiasts, being equipped with a triple-fan cooler. Apart from that there is a new lighting system which allows you to change the color of the LEDs. In other words, the Lightning graphics cards are not black and yellow anymore. The two models are almost identical, the only difference is a small bump in clock speeds.


Prices and clock speeds revealed as well

AMD has officially announced their new Ryzen Threadripper series of processors. This new series of CPUs will come with more cores than their Ryzen 7 chips and it’s going to be based on a AMD’s very own HEDT platform. According to AMD, Threadripper 1950X and 1920X are set to release in August.


Better cooling and higher TDP

In the beginning AMD announced that the watercooled version of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was supposed to become available during the third quarter of 2017. So far it looks like that this is actually the case since, it appears that in North America those cards can now be ordered.



Bought out a gaming headset maker

In a blog post by Logitech’s Head of gaming, Ujesh Desai, announced that Astro is going to become part of the Logitech Gaming brand and they will list its entire portfolio of gaming headsets. Astro is going to focus on making products for consoles while Logitech, under its G brand, is going to continue focusing on gaming products for the PC market.



With clock speeds up to DDR4-3400

Patriot has been testing several memory kits in combination with AMD’s Ryzen platform. The vendor has been looking into compatibility with X370 as well as B350 based motherboards from all the different major motherboard manufacturers out there. As a result Patriot is now able to announce that several of their kits are certified to operate at up to DDR4-3400 frequency.


Compatible with ASUS Aura

ADATA is finally bringing RGB lighting to their XPG DDR4 memory lineup. Memory modules were some of the very last components allowing for RGB lighting, since it can be quite tricky to control the color on the DIMMs. At the moment it’s still unclear which models ADATA will release. Since the non-RGB lineup consists of several models with different clock speeds, we expect to see something similar in the case of the XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB series.
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