With the launch of Intel’s Core X Series processors we have the brand new X299 chipset and with it a whole slew of X299 motherboards. With the big name players in the motherboard industry releasing multiple boards in different series it is really hard to choose what is the right board for you. One series we’ve been a huge fan of over the past few years is MSI’s Pro Series. We’ver reviewed the Z170A SLI Plus and their Z270 SLI Plus motherboards in the past and they provided all of the features you want without all of the pricey extras. This allows you to build a great system and have some extra cash to put towards other components. Today we have the brand new X299 SLI Plus which will give you all of the core features of the X299 chipset without all of the costly extras and bling on other boards. This is great as some X299 motherboards are going for $500! Let’s check out the X299 SLI Plus and see what it is all about!
MSI, the leading gaming motherboard brand, is proud to announce the all-new X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC with the launch of new high-end AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper processors. Built on the SocketTR4 platform, featuring up to 16 cores and 32 threads, the new Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU is capable of scoring over 3000 points in Cinebench, showing its true colors as the new ultra-premium desktop processor.
Besides the main Vega launch AMD also announced a brand new Radeon RX Vega graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega Nano. At their event Raja Koduri, Senior Vice-president of AMD’s Radeon Technology Group, came up on stage and handed over one of the very few working samples of this new card to Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and Unreal Engine.
In the year of their 31st anniversary, Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, are launching a new series of All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooling, the Mercury series. The Antec Mercury coolers are commercially available now for 69 Euros (Mercury 120), 99 Euros (Mercury 240) and 125 Euros (Mercury 360).
To start AMD will offer three ThreadRipper models. We already knew about the $999 TR 1950X and t he $799 TR 1920X, but we have a new $549 TR 1900X, which has 8 cores, 16 threads with a 3.8 GHz base and 4.0 GHz boost.
AMD today formally launched the Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs, engineered to be the cornerstone of the world’s most advanced and exciting PC gaming platforms. Designed with forward-looking technologies that punch well above their weight, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards mark AMD’s return to the enthusiast-class gaming segment and a continuation of the company’s calculated strategy to democratize leading technologies, giving more gamers access than ever before.
This week for Case Mod Friday we have a the StripeS build from SS PC Modding! This water-cooled build is done inside of a Cooler Master Masterbox 3 lite case and has its own unique look and design!
The below slide has been leaked to the web which revealed the rest of the specifications of the Intel Core X Series.
AMD has just announced its Ryzen 3 Series desktop processors, which are in the value segment. The lineup will be made up of the Ryzen 3 1200 priced at $109, and the Ryzen 3 1300X at $129.
CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance PC components, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, announced today that EagleTree Capital (“EagleTree”), formerly Wasserstein Partners, has reached a definitive agreement in partnership with current management to acquire a majority stake in CORSAIR from Francisco Partners and several minority shareholders.