Acer has just announced their new Predator Z301CT UltraWidge gaming monitor. This 30-inch 21:9 display has one feature that really sets it apart from most gaming displays, it has a massive 200 Hz refresh rate!
Kaby Lake has is officially here! We have been talking about Kaby Lake for the past few months and today Intel makes it official with the release of the S-Series desktop processors. Typically when Intel releases desktop processors they would go by the “tick-tock” method wherein a “tick” would represent a new node and a “tock” would represent a new architecture. Intel officially killed off “tick-tock” earlier this year and has moved to a three year cadence in which we’ll see process -> architecture -> optimization. For 14nm we’ve seen “Broadwell”, then “Skylake” with the new architecture, and now finally we are on the optimization phase which is “Kaby Lake”. The optimization phase according to Intel is a direct result of transistor-level enhancements. We can think of “Kaby Lake” much like “Devil’s Canyon” chip was to the i7-4770K. While still on the same 14nm process, architecture, and TDP Intel is able to more performance out of the “Kaby Lake” chips. The flagship processor, the Core i7-7700K (4-core, 8-thread) which we are taking a look at today has a base clock of 4.2 GHz and boosts all the way up to 4.5 GHz. That is compared to the 4.0 GHz base and 4.2 GHz boost of the Skylake Core i7-6700K. Read along as we see what Intel’s latest desktop processor is all about!
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT), the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate GT offers up to 2TB of storage space and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) performance.
BIOSTAR is proud to announce its latest motherboard supporting the 7th-generation of Intel Core series processors with the announcement of the BIOSTAR RACING Z270GT9. Featuring the latest Intel Z270 chipset, this motherboard supports LGA1151 processors for the latest in performance and power as well as the best features including support for DDR4-3600+ high-speed memory, six PCI-E x16 3.0 slots, and two USB 3.1 (TYPE A+C) ports amongst others.
Many people have been excited about the Core i3-7350K processor. The main reason is because it will be Intel’s first Core i3 processor that has an unlocked multiplier which will allow for overclocking. Well it seems like this processor as well as well as its entry-level Celeron and Pentium families of processors will be absent from the company’s initial Kaby Lake launch this week.
CANARD PC HARDWARE, a French hardware magazine has confirmed through and Easter Egg hidden on their Ryzen feature that the chip is able to achieve overclocks of at least 5GHz on air. On page 10 of the digital magazine as well as the physical version, a code of 1’s and 0’s or binary code can be found on the top of the page.
Our monthly “Worst PC Setups” article is one of our most popular. 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 have gone back through the 12 months of Worst PC Setups articles and selected 20 setups which we feel deserve the title of “Worst PC Setup of 2016”. I wish we could help some of these guys out!
Our last Podcast episode of 2016! In this episode we talk about our reviews of the NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler and Rosewill RMS-16003 Dual Monitor Desk Mount, Intel working on a new x86 architecture, AMD Ryzen, Game Mode in Windows 10, as well as some of the highlights from the past year!
This week’s build comes from Timeplay. This is one of the more interesting builds inside of the Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5 case. The color combination is also something we don’t typically see. Water cooling inside the case is all Alphacool and just looks awesome! Be sure to check out this build!
Pictures of the PCB of the upcoming Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 socket AM4 motherboard have hit the web. These photos are of the bare PCB of the motherboard with all of the traces and printed markings, but at the stage before surface-mount components can be soldered on. You can still make out quite a lot about the board based on these photos. The X370 is AMD’s upcoming high-end desktop chipset, which will be launched alongside the Ryzen 8-core processor in February 2017.