Well it is the weekend, which means we have our weekend news post! Here is what has been happening around the web!
- CES 2018
Earlier this year, Fractal Design entered the liquid cooling market with the revel of the Kelvin Series. After final design and engineering tweaks, we are ready to present to you the precise, powerful and quality Kelvin T12, S24 and S36!
Here is what is going on around the web today! <strong>Cases</strong> <a href="http://www.ocaholic.co.uk/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1506" target="_blank">Raidmax Vampire Review</a> @ ocaholic <a href="http://www.hardwareasylum.com/reviews/cases/azza-z" target="_blank">Azza Z Mini ITX Gaming Case Review</a> @ Hardware Asylum <strong>Cooling</strong> <a href="http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Swiftech/H240-X/" target="_blank">Swiftech H240-X</a> @ techPowerUp <a href="http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/noctua-fan-round-up-phase-ii-review/" target="_blank">Noctua Fan Round Up: Phase II</a> @ PureOverclock <a href="http://lanoc.org/review/cooling/6986-cooler-master-nepton-240m" target="_blank">Cooler Master Nepton 240M</a> @ LanOC Reviews <strong>Gaming</strong> <a href="http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/software/pc-games/42419-borderlands-the-pre-sequel-performance-and-physx-review" target="_blank">Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Performance and PhysX Review</a> @ HiTech Legion <a href="http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/assassins_creed_unity_review/" target="_blank">Assassin's Creed Unity Review</a> @ OCC <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/22147/roccat-apuri-active-usb-hub-mouse-bungee-review/" target="_blank">ROCCAT Apuri Active USB Hub Review</a> @ Benchmark Reviews <a href="http://lanoc.org/review/input-devices/6987-cougar-700m-gaming-mouse" target="_blank">Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse</a> @ LanOC Reviews <strong>Storage</strong> <a href="http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/peripherals/external-storage/external-hard-drives/4488-silicon-power-stream-s06-4tb-usb-3-0-3-5-external-hard-drive-review" target="_blank">Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive Review</a> @ NikKTech <a href="http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/67824-amd-r7-240gb-ssd-review.html" target="_blank">AMD R7 240GB SSD Review</a> @ Hardware Canucks <a href="http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/kingston-hyperx-fury-64gb" target="_blank">Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review</a> @ APH Networks <a href="http://www.vortez.net/review.php?id=980" target="_blank">Samsung 850 EVO Review</a> @ Vortez <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/samsung-850-evo-series-ssd-review_154548" target="_blank">Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/samsung-ssd-850-evo-120gb-solid-state-drive.html" target="_blank">Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB Solid State Drive Review</a> @ CDRLabs.com <a href="http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/samsung-850-evo-ssd-review-120500gb-showing-off-3d-tlc-v-nand/" target="_blank">Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (120/500GB)</a> @ The SSD Review <strong>Video</strong> <a href="http://www.technic3d.com/review/grafikkarten/1751-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-970-g1-gaming/1.htm" target="_blank">Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming</a> @ Technic3D
In our previous post we talked about NVIDIA working with TSMC on the 16 nm FinFET process. We wondered why AMD is was not the released list of companies who are working with TSMC. Well it looks like AMD will manufacture their GPUs at Global Foundries.
Xigmatek has just announced their latest entry-level CPU cooler in the TYR-SD962. This is your typical tower-type heatsink, but the base of this cooler actually has a small heatsink on it as well to help out with cooling. The cooler features two 6 mm-thick copper heatpipes that will direct contact with your CPU.
It looks like TSMC is ready to move to volume production on their 16 nm FinFET process. Based on a recent report we know that NVIDIA is joining them. Does that mean that NVIDIA is skipping the 20 nm fab process completely?
Raijintek has just announced the Morpheus Core Edition, a matte-black variant of its very popular universal VGA cooler. The large cooler features an aluminum fin stack of 129 fins, six 6 mm thick nickel-plated copper heatpipes and a nickel-plated copper base. The cooler itself has a dark / gunmetal finish which looks great.
Antec has just added a new member to its GX Series of computer cases with the GX300 mid tower case. The case is aimed at the entry-level and has a price to reflect that. Antec is also backing this case up with a 3-year warranty.
If you know your video game history you know that 20 years ago today (December 3rd 1994), Sony released the original PlayStation in Japan. Of course we all know that the console quickly became the most popular console of its generation beating out industry veterans like Nintendo and Sega. To commemorate this Sony is releasing a very special 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 console.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 is finally joining the Republic of Gamers brand as ASUS has just introduced the GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum. This is a fully custom GeForce GTX 980 with 4 GB of VRAM on board and it does not look like NVIDIA is planning any 8 GB models anytime soon.
Taking a page from Twitch.tv Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting allowing Steam users to broadcast their games and watch other gamers who are broadcasting. The very public beta of Steam Broadcasting was launched yesterday and it is built right into the Steam client. You also have the ability to watch games via your browser through the Steam community right now.
COUGAR announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way.