It looks like Intel will only be launching two socketed LGA1150 Broadwell parts in June. Typically we see a full refresh, but this is not the case with Broadwell. It could be because Intel has large Core Haswell inventories that they still need to get rid of, that Broadwell could be to short of a stopgap between Haswell and Skylake, or BGA chips becoming more commonplace.
Corsair has just released their Dominator Platinum DDR4 3400 MHz memory kits. These kits were first shown off a CES back in January and run at a very impressive speed of 3400 MHz. This kit is designed to work specifically with Gigabyte’s X99-SOC Champion motherboard. The memory and motherboard duo together create one of the highest performance enthusiast PC platforms currently available.
Gigabyte has just introduced the 990XA-UD3 R5 Socket AM3+ motherboard, this is their first AM3+ motherboard in a long while. The board is built in the ATX form factor and gets power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS connector. It features a 10-phase VRM, although it does not support AMD’s FX-9000 series processors.
A few people have been taking a closer look at the 15.3 beta version of AMD’s Catalyst driver. They have discovered new entries that point to the upcoming Radeon Rx 300 series of graphics cards. And it looks just as we expected, most of the 300 series will be rebrands of older products.
Palit is coming into the GTX 960 4GB party a little late, but they have just announced their first GTX 960 with double the standard memory amount. The Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream 4GB features Palit’s red cooler that we have seen on their Super JetStream GTX 960 card.
MSI proudly announces the latest and smallest mini-PC to date: the MSI Cubi. This tiny desktop is built on a concept of nifty technology and a brilliant design to suit the needs of both consumers and businesses.
Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, presents the Aero-1000 chassis as part of its new PGS-A (Performance Gaming System) series. “A” stands for Airflow, which is one of the most important aspects, when it comes to building a PC case.
Microsoft has revealed some of the hardware requirements to run the desktop version of Windows 10 when it is released this summer. The below slide does not go over everything, but does discuss memory, storage, graphics, screen size and firmware requirements.
Typically when it comes to electronics we always know that the cost of making the product is far less than what we the consumer pays. It has been reported that Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre headphones cost only $14 to make!
Yesterday and today every graphics card maker announced their GeForce GTX Titan X graphics cards. Almost all of them have the same reference design on them. EVGA was one company that not only announced a a Titan X with the reference cooler, but also one with a custom full-cover waterblock installed. This is their GeForce GTX TITAN X HydroCopper.