Responding to a question on Facebook as to when Vega will be ready AMD has confirmed that Vega is nearly here, well as nearly as “this quarter” can be. This means we will likely see a Vega launch in 2 months time, remember Q2 extends through the months of April, May, and June.
Intel’s more cost-effective Optane Memory Accelerator is now available for purchase. If you remember Intel first released the DC P4800X SSD, which is the Optane-based SSD that sells for $1520 for the 375GB! Now you have the option of the more cost-effective Optane Memory accelerator which is available in 16GB or 32GB single-sided M.2 2280 for factor drives.
Today is our second day of leaks on an upcoming Intel platform! Today it seems we have the Intel Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake-X processor, which is a 4-core, 8-thread chip. This of course will be running on Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake-X HEDT architecture, which is rumored to have 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0 from the CPU.
EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is proving its market leadership once again by releasing the first ever AM4 socket based monoblock tailor made for the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. The EK-FB ASUS C6H RGB Monoblock has an integrated 4-pin RGB LED strip which makes it compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, thus offering a full lighting customization experience.
Well a new piece of information has surfaced from our earlier report on Intel’s 6-core Coffee Lake CPUs showing up in SiSoftware Sandra. It appears that these CPUs could be backwards compatible with LGA 1151 motherboards on Intel’s 200 series chipsets (and even 100 series chipsets).
Patriot has just announced their latest flagship gaming keyboard, which is the Viper V760 RGB. This is a full-size keyboard with a soft-touch detachable palm rest. The keyboard is your standard 104-key keyboard with Kailh Brown mechanical switches and 16.7-million color illumination.
AOC has partnered up with Porsche to release two new monitors with very sleek designs. They are the PDS241 and PDS217, both of which feature a 1080p AH-IPS panel at 24″ (PDS241) and 27″ (PDS217). These displays come in super-thin at only 5.2 mm and have a three-way-frameless design.
SK Hynix Inc. today introduced the world’s fastest 2Znm 8Gb (Gigabit) GDDR6 (Graphics DDR6) DRAM. The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16 Gbps (Gigabits per second) per pin, which is the industry’s fastest. With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768 GB/s (Gigabytes of graphics data per second).
Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake architecture has been all but confirmed. A 6-core Coffee Lake CPU has showed up in SiSoftware’s online database. The chip is identified as a 6-core, 6-thread CPU from Intel with a clock speed of 3.5 GHz 1.5 MB of L2 cache (256 Kb per core), and 9MB of L3 cache.
Like most motherboard manufactures MSI has quite the Intel Z270 motherboard lineup, separated into a few different categories. Starting off you have the Gaming Series, which of course is targeted at gamers as well as enthusiasts. Next you have the Performance Gaming, which is where you’ll find the Krait and Carbon motherboards. The last gaming series from MSI is the Arsenal Gaming Series, which has the Tomahawk, Mortar and Bazooka board. Not part of the Gaming Series is the Pro Series, which is designed for great performance, but without all of the flash and extra’s you’ll find on the gaming series boards. Today we are checking out the Z270 SLI PLUS which is part of the Pro Series. It has great features like Military Class 5 components, Turbo M.2 slots, USB 3.1, support for SLI and Crossfire, and much more. You get all of this for a very reasonable $133! Let’s jump in and see what this motherboard is all about!