What was to be expected - judging by the size

It looks like Roman “der8auer” is in love with delidding CPUs. Bringing out the razor blades and soldering heat gun he’s very carefully the heatspreader from an upcoming Rzyen Threadripper CPU and what’s underneath is interesting to see but it was somewhat expected.


A fairly substantial update

AMD today released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2. In the shape of a larger update they’ll bring a few new features. Furthermore - as usual - these drivers are supposed to help increase the performance and efficiency of AMD cards and on top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to input latency.


EagleTree Capital now holds the majority of shares

Last week, rumors of a potential buyout regarding Corsair started to emerge. It appeared that the investment company "EagleTree" had shown interest in a major part of Corsair’s privately owned shares. Meanwhile the deal has been confirmed by Corsair themselves with EagleTree Capital buying a majority of the shares for $525 US million.


SS PC Modding

Today we have another build from SS PC Modding for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.



Compatible with a number of existing closed-loop coolers

Ryzen Threadripper is most likely going to draw quite some power and therefore generate a lot of heat, while at the same time offering serious performance. What felt like last week a rumor surfaced that AMD might bundle their Ryzen Threadripper chips with an all-in-one closed-loop cooler but unfortunately that got rejected rather quickly. Nevertheless there are still good news for owners of Asetek based AiO’s, since it appears that AMD and them have teamed-up, which is why the Ryzen Threadripper box will be shipped with retention kit.



That would be a bit expensive

It looks like the guys over at Nordic Hardware have received word from a retailer about the pricing of AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX Vega cards. According to them those cards are supposed to sell for 7000 SEK, which is approximately $850 US. Not included in this price is VAT, which will make those pixel accelerators even more expensive.


Vintage cars!

During E3, Turn 10 Studios has released a trailer showing Forza Motorsport 7 which is going to become available during October for Xbox One X and PC. Turn 10 Studios has improved the dynamic weather, dynamic puddles and customized player characters. A few weeks ago, Microsoft Studios released the first part of the car list while today the second batch has been revealed.


Turbo boost up to 4.7GHz

Judging by the sheer number of rumors, that are surfacing these days regarding the upcoming Intel mainstream desktop processors, we’re closing in on the launch of these new parts. This time, the forum user "Sweeper" has posted details on the upcoming Core i7-8700K in different discussion boards all around the globe. According to him, his information comes from a reliable source.


Featuring Aquantia chip

ASRock has revealed the full specifications of its X399 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming motherboard. A few months ago during Computex 2017, ASRock has unveiled their first two AMD X399 motherboards which are compatible with the upcoming AMD Threadripper processors. Meanwhile it looks like the company is ready to introduce this new platform.


First Gigabyte X399 motherboard

During Computex 2017, several manufacturers have shown their upcoming AMD X399 motherboards. Meanwhile Gigabyte is ready to present their upcoming Aorus Gaming 7 model. According to Videocardz, X399 preorders start today on Newegg, NCIX and Amazon. The motherboard might be bundled with a HyperX Cloud headset or $50 US Steam gift card.


L4 Modz

Today we have another build from L4 Modz for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.



More performance for Lawbreakers and ARK

Following the launch of Lawbreakers and the official release of ARK: Survival Evolved, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting both these new titles. Meanwhile we’re at version 384.94 regarding NVIDIA’s WHQL drivers. Apart from game support some bugs have been addressed as well.


First MSI X399 motherboard

During Computex 2017, several manufacturers have shown their upcoming AMD X399 motheboards. MSI is a bit late to the party although Threadripper is not out yet. Unlike the Gaming Pro Carbon based on the Z270 chipset, this upcoming model belongs to the vendor’s high-end products. It packs several M.2 slots and PCIe slots.


According to a 3DMark Fire Strike result

AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance values, which are a little bit higher than what NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 is capable of achieving. The graphics score value from 3DMark Fire Strike are therefore within what’s been expected. All the scores have been gathered using an Intel Core i7-5960X processor.


2025 MHz out of the box

EVGA has finally and officially announced their GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition graphics card revealing the missing details, which weren’t discussed in the countless rumours that preceded the launch. As all the other Kingpin Edition cards before, the 1080 Ti version is also aimed at overclockers and performance enthusiasts.



Aims for higher profits

According to a report from DigiTimes, Gigabyte is planning to merge their graphics card and motherboard divisions into a single unit. Starting August 1st, the new department will be led by Eddie Lin, sales and marketing associate vice president of Gigabyte's Gaming Product Business Unit. The executives of each individual division will be reshuffled under Lin's leadership.


Designed for PC enthusiasts and overclockers

During Computex 2017, MSI has shown their first batch of X299 motherboards for Intel's Basin Falls platform. Meanwhile the company has unveiled their new flagship model. So far there are nine X299 motherboards from MSI but maybe the vendor is going to add even more in the future.



New pictures from Chiphell

The guys from Chiphell have published more pictures on the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard. This gallery shows even more details about this upcoming flagship model and reveals the naked PCB. Furthermore we can see the I/O panel with all the connectors.


Now in white

A few months ago, in order to celebrate their 10th anniversary in power supply business and more than 10 million units sold, Corsair has unveiled a special edition of their RM1000i power supply. The unit was kept completely in white and therefore had pretty unique looks. Now the company unveils a new series of PSUs with this very same color option.



According to Geekbench database

Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through almost every day. This time OC3D jumped the gun and they have found some leaks in the Geekbench database. Comparing the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X to the upcoming Intel Core-i9 it looks like the latter is quite a bit faster.
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