Corsair has just introduced their Neutron XT Line of solid state drives. These drives make use of a Phison PS3110 quad-core controller and modern 19 nm Toshiba A19 MLC NAND flash chips over an 8-channel interface. The drive is 7 mm think in the 2.5-inch form factor and has a SATA 6GB/s interface.
Be quiet! has introduced its first PC case, the Silent Base 800. The case offers quite a lot of space inside and is targeted at the premium segment. This case is made for customers who want high-end features, but a low noise system.
EK Water Blocks has just introduced a new full-cover water block that is designed specifically for MSI’s Gaming 4G Series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards. The full-cover water block is being called the EK-FC970 GTX TF5.
Thermalright has just announced their HR-02 Macho Rev. B CPU Cooler. This cooler is designed for both AMD and Intel sockets and features a single-tower design. The heatsink tower is made up of aluminum heatsink fins with a black top to give a little style to the cooler.
It does not look like both AMD and NVIDIA will be releasing any new cards for the rest of the year. For those expecting to see the GeForce GTX 960 this month, it won’t be coming. It seems NVIDIA really does not even have to release it with the popularity of their GTX 980 / 970 cards. Back to AMD, they are prepping a faster Hawaii variant that should release a few months from now.
Gigabyte’s Z97 motherboard line has been out for a while now, but they have recently introduced “Black Edition’s” to their Ultra Durable Z97 line. These motherboards include the Z97X-UD5H-Bk and Z97X-UD3H-BK. So what does the “Black Edition” mean? Gigabyte Black Edition motherboards have been tested for an extra 168 hours (7 days) to ensure premium quality. During the 168 hour test, each motherboard needs to pass rigorous, full system validation testing for 1 full week. GIGABYTE has built a custom testing facility at their Taiwan (Nanping) factory. A Certificate of Validation is included with every board, issued by the GIGABYTE factory and signed by the manufacturing VP & GM to indicate that each board has passed their highest test standards. The really shows Gigabyte’s commitment to quality and ensures your Black Edition motherboard will last. Today we are taking a look at the Z97X-UD3H-BK that features 3-way CrossFire or 2-way SLI, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 support and much more. Let’s jump in!
Earlier this month we showed you the reveal of MSI’s GeForce GTX 970 Golden Edition and now MSI has officially announced the card. As you can see from the photo below MSI is really taking the golden thing seriously even making the retail box all gold!
ASUS today announced TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S, a Z97 ATX motherboard with a strikingly-white, irresistibly-tough arctic-camouflage design and a limited-edition production run. The latest ASUS masterpiece features multiple renowned TUF features. These include TUF camouflage-white Thermal Armor with Flow Valve to optimize airflow, Thermal Radar 2 for intuitive fan tuning, a TUF ICe microchip to intelligently monitor and control system temperatures and fan speeds, reinforced camouflage-white TUF Fortifier backplate, high-durability TUF Components and TUF Dust Defenders to prevent airborne particles entering via external ports.
Noctua today announced three new 92mm class CPU coolers. Whereas the NH-U9S and NH-D9L are retail models that suceed the popular NH-U9B SE2, the NH-D9DX i4 3U targets Intel Xeon LGA2011 based workstations and servers. All three models use the recently announced NF-A9 PWM 92mm premium fan to achieve class-leading quiet cooling performance.