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Month Archives: June 2018

Hardware News

1440p Monitors Could Be Using 4K Panels

A new report from German website Prad.de says that sources close to monitor panel manufactures have told them that the production cost of a 27" 4K (3840 x 2160) is lower or at least equal to that of a 27" QHD (2560 x 1440) panel. This causes monitor manufactures to use 4K panels in QHD monitors when panel supply is low or monitor demand is high.

Hardware News

MSI Shows Four-Way M.2 PCIe Expansion Card That Looks Like a GPU

MSI is showing off a new 4-way M.2 PCI-Express expansion card that looks like a graphics card. This new expansion card seems to be MSI's solution to M.2 solid state drives over heating and in-turn throttling. MSI has re-purposed their Aero Cooler, which they use on graphics cards and applied it to this expansion card. This gives users 50W of cooling power, which can go up to 75W if you plug in the addition 6-pin power connector to put the fan in overdrive.

Hardware News

First Benchmarks & CPU-Z Screenshot of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2 Chip Revealed

The first benchmarks and CPU-Z screenshots of AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 32-core flagship processor have been revealed by HKEPC. This 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" chip will be known as "Threadripper 2990X". So with that naming scheme you'll have a 12-core 2920X, 16-core 2950X, 20-core 2960X, 24-core 2970X, and a 28-core 2980X. On the CPU-Z screenshot we can see the 2990X runs at 3.4 GHz base and boosts up to 4.0 GHz and carries with it a TDP of 250W.

Cases

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L & Q300P PC Cases Review

Back in January at CES when we visited with Cooler Master they showed us their Q300L and Q300P mini-tower cases. These cases not only looked great, but had an equally great price at $39.99 for the Q300L and $69.99 for the Q300P. On the inside both of these cases are the same supporting Micro-ATX motherboards, full-size graphics cards, 3 hard drives, and even some water-cooling.

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