Aorus is here! If you are wondering what Aorus is, it is Gigabyte’s new high-end gaming brand. It seems that Gigabyte wanted to really differentiate their different lines, so Aorus will effectively replace Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming line. Not only for motherboards, but graphics cards and other products as well. The first Aorus motherboards come to us from the Z270 line, in which Aorus has six motherboards. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Z270X-Gaming 9, which has everything you would want on a Z270 motherboard, plus a lot of extras. You have a PEX8747 to enable 4-way graphics, the Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi audio solution, integrated EKWB G-Frost hybrid water block, dual M.2 and U.2 connectors, Killer DoubleShot-X3 networking, RGB LEDs galore, and so much more! Let’s jump in and see what this board is all about!
It looks like the guys over at XFastest have got their hands on an AMD R7 1700X processor and have run it through some benchmarks. These include 3DMark Fire Strike, CPU Mark, and Cinebench R15! These appear to be the first benchmarks of the R7 1700X using these tests!
It looks like we have updated information on how AMD will ship its Ryzen processors, the new box art, and the stock coolers that will come with the processors. AMD plans to ship the coolers in a few different ways, first you’ll see OEM trays (for system integrators), them you’ll have the PIB (Processor in Box) solution which will have 3 different variants (basic heatsink, Wraith Spire, and Wraith Max Cooling soltions), and then finally you’ll have WOF (without fan-heatsink consumer).
It has already been speculated that NVIDIA will announce their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card at their “Gaming Celebration” event next week and that it might appear on shelves around a month later. To add to this speculation the card has been listed on the official system requirements for Halo Wars 2.
Check out these leaked photos of trays of AMD Ryzen processors! It is likely that these photos were leaked by someone who works at an OEM dekstop builder. We see several 12-unit trays of AMD Ryzen processors, which reveals their final package design. We see a “Ryzen” branding printed on the integrated heatspreader, along with part and serial numbers.
Last week we talked about the possibility of NVIDIA announcing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at their “NVIDIA GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration” even on the 28th and this is still a possibility. While NVIDIA might announce or show the card at this event Nordic Hardware has new information that the card will arrive towards the end of March.
We’ve already seen benchmarks from AMD’s higher-end Ryzen offerings, but it looks like we have even more. These new results include the 6-core, 12-thread R5 1600X and the four core 1300 as well. The first set of results come from 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark and we are talking a look at the Physics scores here.
Cherry is a name by now you are probably very familiar with. They are the makers of the mechanical key switches that are in many of the best gaming keyboards out there. If you didn’t know they also make their own keyboards. The MX Board 6.0 actually still remains their flagship gaming keyboard even though it has been out for a couple years now. Their mechanical switches are known for their amazing quality, so we are really excited to see what a 100% Cherry-made keyboard can do. Let’s take a look at the MX Board 6.0 and see what it is all about!
In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our review of the Intel Core i3-7350K processor, so much AMD Ryzen information, a great Humble Bundle that is going on and much more!
Here we have even more information about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processor. This comes in the form of actual die shots of actual AMD Ryzen cores, which were presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference held earlier this month. First lets start with the die shot of the single AMD Ryzen core.