GDDR6 to launch in 2018

24.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Twice as fast as GDDR5

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?

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?

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.


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Rig of the Day - Phanteks

24.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

SS PC Modding

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.

Sub-$100 US price tag

AMD has now officially launched their RX 550 graphics card with sub-$100 US pricing. This card is meant for budget oriented PC builders, since it is an affordable pixel accelerator for basic gaming setups or multi-monitor workstations. Compared to the RX 460, the RX 550 a little bit slower but at the same time also much cheaper.

With hybrid liquid cooler

Corsair has officially launched their GTX 1080 Ti Hydro GFX graphics card, which has been designed in cooperation with MSI. The card comes with an all-in-one liquid cooling unit taking care of the GPU and active cooling for the VRMs. Although on the paper this card only comes with a small factory overclock, it’s quite a bit quicker than NVIDIA's Founders Edition.

Three 8-pin power connectors

Last week we have seen the first rumors regarding the upcoming Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hall of Fame. Meanwhile Galax has published more details on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hall of Fame. This model is usually created for performance and extreme cooling enthusiasts, being equipped with a triple-fan cooler. Apart from that there is a white color scheme.

X370 and B350 chipset

Biostar has been the first manufacturer to come up with AMD AM4 300-series motherboards. Already a few months ago, during an event they’ve held in Taiwan, Biostar presented details on upcoming mini-ITX models, which are based on AMDs AM4 chipset. Meanwhile, there are finally more details on the Racing X370-GTN and the Racing B350-GTN motherboards.

Rig of the Day - Ryzen F1

21.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Suchao Modding

Today we have another build from Suchao Modding for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.


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.

Improved support for Windows 10 Creators Update

Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.4.2 drivers there is already a new update available. This release is supposed to add support for the new AMD Radeon RX 570 and 580 graphics cards. On top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to the Windows 10 Creators Update.

With BIOS update

According to the latest rumors, it’s possible to flash your Radeon RX 470 to a RX 570. The same appears to apply for the AMD Radeon RX 480 GPUs, which have been successfully flashed with RX 580 BIOS files, allowing updated RX 480 graphics cards to run with the same clock speeds like the RX 580.

3440 x 1440 21:9 panel

Philips/TP Vision
Philips has expanded its monitor lineup with an ultra-wide model, featuring a 34-inch panel with 3440 x 1440 resolution and a VA panel. According to Philips the display covers 117 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, giving this display great colour reproduction.

4K UHD resolution with 10-Bit color

AOC has expanded its monitor lineup with a new monitor featuring a 40-inch VA panel and 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. The C4008VU8 features 10-bit color depth and with the VA panel is suitable for graphic designers, video or photo editors. Furthermore the monitor features thin bezels and a generally sleek design.

Available next week

EK Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks announced that they are working on a new water block for the ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. The block is going to looks similar to the model EK produced for the non-Ti version of the ASUS GTX 1080.

Kino Modding

Today we have another build from Kino Modding 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.

Eight new custom models

A few weeks ago, MSI was teasing its Gaming X version of AMD’s Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards. Meanwhile MSI launched several different RX 570 and RX 580 cards. Furthermore there are stock and overclocked variants in the portfolio.

Custom models already available

During the past few weeks we have published several leaks and rumors about the upcoming AMD RX 500 series. AMD has revealed two new graphics cards yesterday and the first reviews are already out. Several tech sites have tested the two new flagship models from AMD and it looks like the performance is not too shabby. So far the RX 580, compared to the RX 480, is between 5 and 10% quicker and the card is supposed to be suitable for playing AAA titles at FHD or WQHD.

Both with four fans

Palit has shown two new graphics cards, which are based on the new flagship GP102 chip from NVIDIA. Right after the announcements of the JetStream and the Super JetStream, Palit unveiled two more graphics cards, which go by the names GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium 11GB and GameRock 11GB.
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