The Mark 1 and Mark 2
During this years Computex, ASUS has shown their first batch of X299 motherboards for Intel's Basin Falls platform. So far ASUS has unveiled five ATX models which are all based on the same PCB. What differs is the color scheme, the audio solution and a few connectors. According to ASUS, the motherboards will soon be available in all major retail outlets and online stores.
Compared to our test system
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen in August news leaks related to Coffee Lake are making it through almost every day now. This time Wccftech jumped the gun and they found another leak in the Geekbench database. In order to do some comparison, we have run quick test with our Core i7-5820K at stock clocks.
16 DIMM slots
With the MZ30-AR0 Gigabyte introduced their first single-socket motherboard for AMDs EPYC processors, which will allow for building potent workstations mainly as well as servers with up to 32 cores and 64 threads. The board will feature AMD’s new SP3r2 LGA socket making you worry less about the possibility of bent pins.
144 Hz refresh rate
LG already has a wide portfolio at hand when it comes to displays and even gaming monitors. Meanwhile the Koreans are introducing another model, which goes by the product name 34UC89G-B. It’s a 34-inch model with 21:9 aspect ratio, an IPS panel, 144 Hz refresh rate and wait for it; 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution.
From June 22nd to July 5th
In version 5.4
50mm Case Mods
With a pre-installed full cover water block
Nathan from Legit Reviews invested a lot of time
Back in the days when the Litecoin started to become more valuable and when it was still possible to mine those coins with graphics cards instead of specific ASIC - which are now used for that purpose - ocaholic was also actively working on securing it’s slice of the cake. These days, since the price of Ethereum simply exploded, there is another mining hype going on and on that background a ton of hardware enthusiasts decided to fire up their rigs again and buying all GPUs that are possibly available on the market.
300W air cooled, 375W water cooled
To be announced in August?
Higher production volume in 2018
Quite useful feature
Microsoft added a GPU utilization Tab to the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 in the task manager. The performance tab now also shows GPU utilization information for each GPU component as well as graphics memory usage stats. This upcoming feature might be quite useful if you want to know more about your graphics accelerator without having to install third party software.
Called Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box
External graphics card docks are not so common, yet there are many reasons why this could change. During this year’s Computex, Gigabyte has shown the Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box and it looks like one of the best solutions so far. The box not only comes pre-packed with an ITX-sized GTX 1070 it's also one of the smallest external GPU cases we’ve seen so far, which makes perfect sense keeping in mind that it’s most likely going to be combined with a notebook or a mini PC.
Dark, FTW and Micro
EVGA is the last one amongst the motherboard vendors to announce their X299 motherboards. Like in the past, when a new chipset was launched, EVGA has prepared three new models. This time they have come up with two E-ATX form factor ones, which go by the name X299 Dark and X299 FTW K as well as a mATX X299 Micro.
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Already last year, AMD had first shown their upcoming Radeon Instinct compute accelerators as well as the Radeon Open Compute platform (ROCm). These accelerators are designed to challenge NVIDIA in the deep learning and machine intelligence field of application. At the time, AMD didn’t share much information about the specifications of these accelerators. Nevertheless AMD has finally announced the MI25, which is their new flagship model.
Ranging from 2133 to 3200 MHz