Consumers waiting for Intel’s next update to their high-end desktop (HEDT) platform will be waiting till Q2 of 2016 (April-June) for the refresh. This is according to a leaked company roadmap slide from Intel’s client computing platforms. These HEDT chips will be based off the company’s 5th generation Core “Broadwell” micro-architecture.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have jlakai’s “Neun Blanc” build. Here is what they had to say about it, “This will be the first PC I’ve built in almost a decade. Having built my own computers since the 80’s up until early 2000’s I switched over to using macs. I will still be using a mac as my main computer but this will be for gaming and video editing / vfx stuff that I enjoy. I’ve been gathering components since Nov’ 14 while researching and buying a lot of different things impulsively but this will be my first real water cooling attempt . The only prior experience I had was on my last build back in 2006 using a Cool-IT Freezone TEC cooler. I decided just go all out and see where this takes me.”
AMD today has officially announced the Radeon R9 380X graphics card. This card is positioned between the Radeon R9 380 and Radeon R9 390. The card will start at $229 and take advantage of the gap between NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 ($190) and the GeForce GTX 970 ($319).
Back in June we took a look at Thermaltake’s Suppressor F51 was and we were quite impressed. So impressed that we gave it a perfect 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award. The case is actually still in use as the case for our video encoding machine since it is so quiet. Today Thermaltake brings us the Suppressor F31 which is a small step down from the F51 as it only supports motherboards up to ATX, has a different fan configuration, and less hard drive space. Thermaltake has actually taken the time to re-tool the case and make it wider for easy cable routing behind the motherboard tray, and they have created some pretty cool accessories for the case as well.
More information about NVIDIA’s upcoming “Pascal” GPU architecture was revealed at GTC Japan. This new GPU architecture is designed to offer nearly double the performance per watt over NVIDIA’s current “Maxwell” architecture. This will be made possible by implementing stacked high-bandwidth memory 2 (HBM2).
Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash memory, SSDs, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals today announced the Viper Elite DDR4 memory intended for the latest Intel 100 series platform.
It looks like Intel is getting back into bundling games with its processors. I think this has a lot to do with the popularity of gaming these days. In any case the game bundle is called the “Never Stop Gaming” bundle and it will reward buyers of the company’s Core i7 processors (Skylake, Haswell-E, and Haswell LGA1150) with $125 worth of games / DLC.
For the longest time Mushkin was a company that was leading the game when it came to computer memory. When they released a new kit it was what everyone was talking about and most people I knew had Mushkin memory. I am not sure what happened but Mushkin was not talked about as much and many people I knew moved on to other brands for their computer memory. Well Mushkin wants you to think about them again when it comes to computer memory and today we have their latest DDR4 Blackline memory on the review block today! Today we are taking a look at the 997207T kit which is an 8GB (2x4GB) kit that runs at 2800 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.2V. Did I mention this kit has a pretty nifty heatspreader as well? Let’s take a look!
AMD has just announced their, “A battle for the fate of the galaxy should be met with Fury”. Which is their new promotional games bundle in which they are giving away a full copy of Star Wars Battlefront to people who purchase its Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards and select System Integrator systems equipped with a Radeon Fury. This offer does not apply to AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X or R9 Nano graphics cards.
If you can remember these cards were actually originally planned for a September 2014 release as the Radeon R9 285X. The release was postponed because it would fail to compete against the just released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 970, which had a much better performance per watt ratio. Now that the GTX 960 is out AMD is looking to fill in the performance gap between the 960 and 970. The Radeon R9 380X will have 2048 Stream Processors and 4GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit interface. We have photos of three upcoming R9 380X’s from ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte.
Nov 27, 2015 0
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