Colorful has just launched their flagship iGame X299 Vulcan X LGA2066 motherboard. The board will actually be available in two color variants, white with black accents and black with black accents. I can’t remember when a motherboard was launched in two different color variants.
With AMD’s ThreadRipper launch incoming it looks like we are already getting some preliminary benchmark results from both GeekBench and SoSoft Sandra. This is not the first time we’ve seen benchmark leaks from the flagship 1950X, but they are the latest and should give us a more accurate representation of how the final product will perform.
Now this is one serious overclock! HWBOT user sofos1990 was able to take an Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core processor and achieve an insane overclock of 6.01 GHz (82.3% over stock clocks).
HP is a brand you’ve had to hear of if you been following the PC industry for any length of time. HP has been at times the world’s leading PC manufacturer, and who would have thought it all started in a Palo Alto garage. In recent years HP still has a very large PC business, but they also have a very successful flash product division. The way HP solid state drives work is that HP licenses its name to other companies who build the drives, but each drive has to pass through HP’s internal qualification testing before it is released. Previous HP solid state drives have gone widely unnoticed as they were more mainstream drives. Well today we are taking a look at the new HP S700 Pro which features the SMI SM2258 controller as well as Micron 3D TLC NAND, the same combination we’ve seen in many enthusiast 2.5-inch solid state drives. Let’s jump in and see what this drive can do!
In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our reviews of the new Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X, our review of the TP-Link Deco M5 and whole home WiFi, why AMD Radeon RX Vega still isn’t out, and Cryptocurrency mining.
Everyone it seems is trying to make money off cryptocurrency mining in some way or another. This has brought the global mining power consumption to unprecedented levels, the numbers are pretty insane actually! Right now the top two cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are responsible for 14.54 TWh and 4.69 TWh power consumption figures respectively.
With the rise of bitcoin/ethereum mining, AMD graphics cards once again became one of the top-selling graphics card series in the market. However, it is relatively harder to acquire the economic mining motherboard due to the fact that Intel slowly discontinued the H81 and B85 chipset, and this caused the shortage of mining motherboards in the market.
This week for Case Mod Friday we have AKMod’s “Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition” build which was created for the Cooler Master booth at Computex 2017 and shows off the the elegance of the COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition chassis.
When we are buying our gaming keyboards the last thing we really think about is durability. With many companies shoving RGB LEDs and mechanical switches in our face, durability sort of takes a back seat. And you might think that durability really does not matter, but I know you or one of your friends has destroyed at least one keyboard in your lifetime by spilling something on it, I know that I have! Well Corsair has got your covered with their new K68 Mechanical Gaming keyboard. In the past keyboards that offered dust and spill resistant were membrane-style keyboards, but with the K68 you get true Cherry MX Red key switches, spill and dust resistance, and of course that Corsair style and quality. Let’s jump in and see what the K68 is all about!
Most time’s when you see solar grids they are aligned in such a way to form a grid, well not in China. A new solar power plant in Datong, China decided to have a little fun with the design of their solar array, shaping it in the form of a giant panda.