ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the XPG SX950 SSD and its accompanying gaming-styled EX500 drive enclosure. Loaded with up to 960GB of 3D MLC NAND and driven by a SMI controller, the SX950 utilizes a custom ADATA PCB and is backed by an extra-strict chip sorting process to ensure an SSD that can handle prolonged high demand.
It really looks like there won’t be a day where there is not a Ryzen story! Today the processor’s box art has been leaked. Now you’ll know what to look for when you head to the store to pick up the new processor.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix Impact, a wired optical gaming mouse with a lightweight and ergonomic ambidextrous design optimized for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games. Built with the essential qualities of lightness, speed, comfort, and durability that MOBA gamers need to triumph and have fun during marathon sessions, ROG Strix Impact is a reliable and effective gaming weapon.
It looks like AMD will be hosting their own Capsaicin event alongside the Game Developers Conference. The event will take place on February 28th. If you remember last year at their Capsaicin event we were shown the Radeon Pro Duo and got a pretty big tease of Polaris 10 before it was released a few months later.
The latest Humble Bundle is out and it is very interesting. Dubbed the Freedom Bundle with 100% of its earnings going to charity. The proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the International Rescue Committee, and Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Obviously this has a lot to do with politics in this country, but it is a pretty awesome deal as well.
It looks like online stores are preparing for the AMD Ryzen launch as well stocking up on AM4 motherboards. One online store has four ASUS AM4 motherboards listed with prices and an available date, which happens to be February 24th.
There are quite a lot of different choices when it comes to choosing DDR4 memory for your next build. It has been a while since we’ve taken a look at memory from GeIL. They have actually sent us their entire DDR4 lineup, so today we will be starting with their Super Luce DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit. This high performance memory kit runs at 300 MHz with timings of 15-17-17-35 at 1.35V. We received the version of memory that has the frost white heatspreader with blue light bar. The light bar features GeIL’s own patented iLUCE Thermal-beaming Technology, which will pulse the light bar based on the temperature of the memory. Let’s take a look and see what this memory can do!
MSI is teasing a new Mini-ITX graphics card on its Facebook page. From what we’ve heard this is actually a new model from NVIDIA. So we will see this card from MSI as well as other vendors. Currently we do not know the name of this new model, what GPU it is based off of, or how fast it will be.
AMD will have three different CPU coolers for their new Ryzen processors. These will include a 65W entry-level cooler, a 95W mid-range cooler, and a high performance cooler that is based on the Wraith design.
We are getting closer and closer to AMD’s Ryzen launch! We finally have a full suite of synthetic benchmarks run on the $389 Ryzen R7-1700X processor. While these tests were done on a qualifications sample, the results here should not be far off from what we’ll see from the retail versions of the chip.