NVIDIA’s 384 series drivers for their GeForce graphics cards have a few new features many people might be interested in. First they allow support for DirectX 12 API support on 5-plus year old GeForce “Fermi” GPUs. Secondly, 4K Ultra HD support for Netflix UWP app without needed a new-generation GPU (Kaby Lake, Ryzen, etc).
Thermaltake, as the first in the world to incorporate RGB lights into its products, has brought RGB-lit PSU to the next level with its new Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1250W Titanium Power Supply Unit – TT Premium Edition.
I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from May.
The die size of AMD’s upcoming RX Vega chips has been sort of informally confirmed by Raja Koduri (head of Radeon Technologies Group) on Twitter. His post came as a response to people asking him about PC Perspective’s prognosis on Vega’s die size to be 512 mm². Koduri’s did not answer directly, but cryptically responded with, “the number is the closest perfect square actually.”
Well this is an interesting design for a PCIe SSD isn’t it! Apacer’s new PT920 Commando PCI-Express solid state drive is designed to look like the top of a M4 or M16 assault rifle. Unfortunately this shroud is made of plastic and not metal, but it does look pretty cool none the less.
We’ve seen many whole-home WiFi systems come out over the past year. These systems make sense for many people as they have multiple devices in different rooms of their home and a single router just can’t provide enough speed for devices that are far away. TP-Link’s entry into whole-home WiFi comes in the form of their Deco M5, which is made up of three separate AC1300 units for up to 4,500 sq. ft. of seamless coverage. On top of that the system has comprehensive security features provided by Trend Micro so all of your devices are automatically protected from online threats. Is this the WiFi system to get for your house or should you stick to a normal router? Read on as we find out!
This week for Case Mod Friday we have probably the best BeQuiet 900 build we’ve ever seen! This one is by Navin and has awesome watercooling and and great hardware to compliment it! Be sure to check it out!
Falcon Northwest has teased a picture of their upcoming Tiki compact high-performance desktop. This all-silver PC shows off a Radeon Pro Frontier Edition inside though an acrylic window.
Just the other day we published our review of Intel’s Core i9-7900X Skylake-X processor. It was our first review of a processor in Intel’s new Core X Series, and now today we have the Core i7-7740X Kaby Lake-X processor. This processor is based on a different micro-architecture than the other processors that sit above it in Intel’s X Series product stack. With the i7-7740X you have Kaby Lake cores and it is the first time we’ve seen Intel launch two generations of processors at the same time (Kaby Lake-X / Skylake-X). The i7-7740X is a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 4.3 GHz, boosts up to 4.5 GHz, 8 MB of cache, 16 PCI-Express lanes, and a 112W TDP. Intel is pricing this processor at only $339, not a bad price to get into Intel’s HEDT platform. If you are building a new system should you be looking at the Core i7-7740X? Read on as we find out!