With USB 3.1 Gen 2
On their official Facebook page, MSI has shown another small preview regarding their upcoming Intel X299 motherboard. So far this is the second teaser showing yet another area of the upcoming high-end motherboard. Like the previous model the new one features a completely black color scheme with several RGB LEDs.
Featuring VA Quantum Dot panel
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with two new monitors featuring a 27-inch and a 32-inch panel. Both monitors are based on 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution, 8-bit color support and 1800R curvature. Furthermore both displays come with support for AMD FreeSync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 60 and 72Hz.
Up to 12 cores
Up to 16 cores
Triple fan cooler
Snef Computer Design
Performance improvement for Prey
Following the launch of Prey, some users have reported issues in combination with their NVIDIA graphics cards. NVIDIA has already been looking into that and today they’re releasing the GeForce 382.19 hotfix driver. According to NVIDIA's changelog this Hotfix only is purely to solve issues with the game Prey. If you do play this game then it’s highly recommendable to get this update, otherwise you can ignore it.
With pre-installed waterblock
Zotac has introduced their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm graphics card and it comes with a liquid cooling block. Compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme we find a pretty conservative factory overclock. However thanks to the full cover waterblock, the card should provide very good gaming performance.
Up to DDR4 3600MHz
With PCIe riser
Even better than Sandy Bridge
Two new CLC coolers
A few years ago, Fractal Design introduced the Kelvin lineup which was based on an expandable design. Now with the Celsius series, the Swedish manufacturer is ready to introduce an improved version. The Celsius S24 and Celsius S36 use 240mm (S24) or 360mm (S36) radiators with integrated fan hubs and standard G1/4" threaded fittings so that you can easily expand the loop to include another waterblock.
The first chip based on Volta
Last night, during the GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced the very first GPU based on the Volta architecture, the Tesla V100. According to him the new chip is the most advanced accelerator ever built, powered by 5120 CUDA cores and over 21 billion transistors. Furthermore the chip features 16GB of HBM2 memory pumping out 900 GB/s of bandwidth.
Based on Zen architecture
According to another rumor which has its roots in the the SiSoft Sandra database yet again, AMD is busy working on the new generation of APUs with the codename "Raven Ridge". As detailed and rumored earlier, AMD's Raven Ridge APUs are expected to use Zen-based CPU architecture paired up with Vega-based GPU architecture.
There's not a day that we’re not talking about AMD Ryzen. According to a rumor that originated from the SiSoft Sandra database, AMD is already working on a new high-end Ryzen CPU with codename "Whitehaven". The new processor will come in variations with up to 16 cores and 32 threads and will support quad-channel DDR4 memory.
GGF Lan Party
During the GTC 2017
SK Hynix has shown their first GDDR6 wafers and specifications during the GTC 2017 event. The new standard will allow for twice the bandwidth per pin as well as 10% lower power consumption. So far SK Hynix appears to be ready to produce GDDR6 memory chips using 20nm process technology. These chips offer 16Gbps of bandwidth per pin.