Improved support for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.4.3 drivers there is already a new update available. This release is supposed to improve support for the new game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. On top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to the Windows 10 Creators Update and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Already available

EK Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks have shown their upcoming ASUS ROG Maximus IX APEX monoblock that will take care of both motherboard VRM and CPU water cooling thanks to a huge single water block. Since the ASUS ROG Maximus IX APEX is a high-end E-ATX motherboard, it is quite predictable that this motherboard could be part of some water cooling project.

Weblinks

ocaholic
In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.

Indy Laser

ocaholic
Today we have another build from Maingear for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.

Goes by the name AG322QCX

AOC
AOC already has a vast portfolio of displays and with the AG322QCX the vendor is launching yet another WQHD model. Therefore the 32 inch panel supports 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution at 144Hz, which makes this particular display relevant for gaming.

To be released in Q2

AMD
In an interview with Tom’s Hardware Don Woligroski, CPU Desktop Manager at AMD, has shed some light on the performance of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. He mentioned that compared to the GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan Xp the performance does look really nice.

Optimizations and bug fixes as always

NVIDIA
NVIDIA has released yet another updated driver. Meanwhile the version number is 381.89 and it brings performance improvements to Warhammer 40k, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty and Wilson’s Heart.

Better support for more threads

AMD
In an interview with AMD, Robert Duffy - CTO at id Software - has mentioned a few details regarding AMDs latest Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 CPUs. Robert has been talking about optimizing the next id Tech engine towards AMDs Ryzen processors.

With GTX 1080 Ti, 1080, 1070, 1060

NVIDIA
NVIDIA has announced that they’re going to launch a new game bundle in combination with their GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, GTX, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. If you happen to buy such a card and you also have or buy an Oculus kit you’re entitled to three VR Games.

GeForce GTX 20 series incoming

NVIDIA
According to a report from the Chinese website MyDrivers, NVIDIA is looking to speed up on its line-up with a much earlier than expected Q3 Volta Launch. According to NVIDIA's own road-maps Volta should have launched much later by the beginning of 2018.

Acer unveils RC271U display

25.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

With WQHD panel

Acer
Acer has expanded its monitor lineup with a WQHD model, featuring a 27-inch panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution and an IPS panel. According to Acer the display features 4ms grey to grey response time and 8-bit color is supported giving a good colour reproduction.

With six-thread

Intel
According to Benchlife, Intel is going to launch their upcoming X299 HEDT as well as the Coffee Lake platform during the next months. It looks like with the launch of these chips Intel is going to change quite a few things.

Using DirectX 12

NVIDIA
Back in 2016, during a GDC event, NVIDIA presented their so called Flow technology, which allowed developers to implement real-time simulations of combustible fluids, fire and smoke. Meanwhile NVIDIA has refined the tool showing off what can be done using the latest GameWorks - of which Flow is a part - in combination with DirectX 12.

First AM4 monoblock

EK Water Blocks
Following the launch of AMD’s socket AM4, EKWB has released a new monoblock for the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. This is the first AM4 monoblock available and will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB ASUS C6H RGB Monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, which will allow you to create great looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.

Black PCB, white cooler and white lighting

Galax
Just a few days ago Galax presented their new flagship graphics card in the shape of the GTX 1080 Ti HOF (Hall of Fame). It looks like it’s been time for the company to also show a more “affordable” version of the GTX 1080 Ti, by launching the GTX 1080 Ti EXOC White.

Rig of the Day - D-Frame

25.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

BIRD Customs

ocaholic
Today we have another build from Maingear for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Since we don't know what there is under the hood you will not find any specification.

GDDR6 to launch in 2018

24.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Twice as fast as GDDR5

Memory
In the shape of a press release SK Hynix announced that they’re going to launch GDDR6 memory in 2018. The new standard will allow for twice the bandwidth per pin as well as 10% lower power consumption.

Firing back at AMD?

Intel
Judging by the sheer number of rumors, that are surfacing these days around the upcoming Intel high-end desktop processors, we’re closing in on the launch of these new parts. This time it’s again Benchlife who reported that Intel will launch Skylake-X parts with up to 12 cores.

The fastest 1080 Ti?

EVGA
It was simply a matter of time until EVGA would launch their GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition. These cards are usually as fast as it gets and therefore the absolute flagship that can be bought.

Overview

ocaholic
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