Here are the first photos and our first look at Gigabyte’s upcoming flagship targeted towards overclockers and enthusiasts, the Z170-SOC Force. Gigabyte keeps the same black and orange design that they have been using on their overclocking motherboards. For those wondering this board keeps the traditional ATX form factor.
It has already been known that NVIDIA will be making use of HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) in their next iteration of their graphics cards. Just last month NVIDIA had taped out their GP100 silicon on TSMC’s 16nm process. The latest reports are now saying that we should expect two GPUs coming from NVIDIA, both of which will feature HBM2.
Intel is expected to launch their Skylake processors in just a couple of weeks at Gamescom and it looks like there are already a few samples in the wild. If these screenshots are believed to be real it looks like whoever is testing this chip was able to get it up to 5.2 GHz on air cooling!
MSI has posted photos of their upcoming Z170 Gaming M series motherboards on Facebook. This series is made up of the Z170A Gaming M5, the Z170A Gaming M7, and the Z170A Gaming M9 ACK. We have to point out that the “M” does not mean these boards are micro-ATX board, but rather to let you know these are MSI Gaming products. MSI’s competitors have imitated the naming scheme they used on their Z97 motherboards.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card is designed for overclocking perfection. With a 14+3 power phase design, this new digitally controlled VRM can deliver up to 600A of current, all delivered through 3 power inputs. A pre-binned GPU, ACX 2.0+, and the ability to go single slot with the included single slot bracket, makes this one of the most versatile graphics cards on the planet. You can get a card customized for you with the Ultimate OC Project.
ID-COOLING officially releases the world’s first integrated AIO water cooler for CPU & GPU with one radiator two pumps design, named HUNTER DUET. Along with this cooler, ID-COOLING is going to launch a full product line of water cooling under FROSTFLOW series.
Reviewing motherboards here at ThinkComputers one of the most vital things is being extremely careful when installing the CPU. Bending the pins on an Intel socket is easily achieved and is one of the top reasons many motherboards fail or have to be RMA’d. Because of this ASUS has come up with a new CPU Instllation Tool.
It looks like NVIDIA is working on another gaming deal to bundle with their GeForce cards. According to Newegg support Konami will be teaming with NVIDIA offering their latest Metal Gear Solid title, The Phantom Pain with GeForce graphics cards.
AMD has just announced availability of its latest budget socket FM2+ APU, the A8-7670K. THis APU is based on the company’s new 28nm “Godvari” silicon. It is the combination of a quad-core x86-64 CPU based on the “Excavator” micro-architecture and a Radeon R7 series graphics core that has six Graphics CoreNext 1.2 compute units, which gives you 384 stream processors, a dual channel DDR3 integrated memory controller, with native support for DDR3-2133 MHz memory, and a PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex.
CaseLabs, a manufacturer of computer cases, has issued a letter of retraction and apology for its recent attacks upon competitor Thermaltake, Inc., another manufacturer of computer cases and other computer components.
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