Two versions are now available

AMD has stealthily updated its German website with new specifications for its Radeon RX 560 graphics cards. AMD's website now shows that there are two RX 560 graphics cards available. The new one comes with 896 stream processors, which is 128 cores short of the original specification of 1'024 stream processors.



With UFS 2.1 BGA SSDs

Toshiba's BiCS3 flash is showing up everywhere. The latest place where the high-density flash will be showing its face is inside smartphones, tablets and other small devices. The company has announced that it's started sampling new UFS 2.1-compliant BGA SSDs that can hit up to 900 MB/s in sequential read.


Featuring 80 PLUS Gold certification

FSP has introduced its new Hydro GE series of power supply units, which are going to be available with 450W, 550W and 650W of output power, feature modular design as well as a 5-year warranty plan and 80 PLUS Gold efficiency rating.


First signs of trouble in July

North American and Canadian shoppers have probably heard the popular online and retailer computer hardware NCIX before. Founded as Netlink Computer Inc.in Burnaby, British Columbia, the retailer was a local store before becoming the online giant it's better known as today. Before bankrupting, NCIX opened several retail stores in British Columbia and Ontario and a distribution center in California.


With microcode updated

Intel released its Coffee Lake lineup earlier this year, causing dissatisfaction among customers since Coffee Lake requires a new chipset and motherboard. According to baidu, a modder has successfully booted a Core i3-8350K on an old Z170 motherboard.



Fluid Gaming A240R kit compatible with Radeon RX Vega

By the end of May, EK Water Blocks announced their affordable Fluid Gaming water cooling product line. In order to offer a ready-to-use loop, EKWB sells the Fluid Gaming Series hardware in complete kits that include the pump, reservoir, fittings, water block, tubing, and liquid. The EKWB Fluid Gaming parts are significantly more affordable than the flagship parts since they're made out of aluminum. Meanwhile the company has been working on more kits, like the Fluid Gaming A240R which is compatible with Radeon RX Vega.



With WindForce 3X GeForce cooler

Gigabyte is updating their Aorus line of graphics cards with models that come with WindForce 3X coolers. The upcoming Aorus GTX 1070 Ti sports a triple-fan cooler with black and orange color scheme. In addition the card comes with a solid backplate.



80 Plus Gold efficiency rating

Silverstone has introduced its new Essential Gold series of power supply units that will be available with 550W, 650W and 750W of output power. Apart from that, there is a semi-modular cable management. Compared to the Essential Bronze series models, which use 120 mm fans, these ones use larger and quieter 140 mm fans.



New open-frame case

Thermaltake has released a new case for its Core series. Like the previous model, the Core P90 is a open-frame tower chassis and this one might be the coolest yet. Like a lot of modern case designs, the Core P90 sports two separate spaces for components. The interesting part is that this chassis can be put in a corner.


With 4K UHD panel

Acer has expanded its monitor lineup once again with a new model featuring a 49-inch, 3840 x 2160 resolution and an IPS panel. Furthermore it comes with two powerful 20W speakers that can be always useful with monitors of this dimension.



388.43 WHQL drivers

The new GeForce Game Ready 388.43 WHQL drivers offer optimisations for the biggest game released this week, Doom VFR, the virtual-reality iteration of the 2016 "Doom" reboot. Apart from game support some bugs have been addressed as well.



More support for Doom VFR

It seems like we are spending more time updating drivers than playing new games lately. During the past month we have received several new AMD drivers and it's more or less the same with NVIDIA. AMD has just released its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4 graphics driver software. This version should offer better support for Doom VFR and the the open beta of Oculus' Dash software.




Based on a high-contrast IPS panel

Philips has added another monitor with a 32-inch panel and 2560 x 1440 resolution to its lineup. The display comes with a high-contrast IPS panel and it's supposed to be HDR compatible. In addition the 328P6AUBREB achieves 99% of Adobe RGB colour space, which makes it is suitable for professional use.



Equipped with their dual cooler

ASUS already has a wide portfolio when it comes to graphics cards but that didn't stop them from launching yet another model. The new card goes by the name "Cerberus" and it delivers solid performance at a competitive price point.






The first PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD from Corsair

A few days ago we have received a small package from Corsair and inside there was a Corsair Neutron NX500 PCIe SSD. While the MP500 was the first NVMe drive from Corsair, which featured a M.2 form factor, the Neutron NX500 is now the second drive from the Americans. This time the SSD comes in the shape of an add-in-card with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.



Second generation 10nm FinFET process

Samsung has begun preparing itself for the incoming wave of 10nm chips. The company has announced that its Foundries have started mass production of system-on-chip (SoC) products built using Samsung's second generation 10nm FinFET process. According to the electronics manufacturer, the 10LPP allows for 10% higher performance or 15% lower power consumption compared to 10 LPE.


3000MB/s of throughput performance

NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than your usual SATA drive. Toshiba today released its XG5-P series of high-performance SSDs, targeted at enterprises and data-center customers, which usually have the highest demands regarding performance and reliability.



Available in multiple color options

If these days you want to buy a fast SSD you're going to choose an M.2 drive. Those drives are not just fast, unfortunately some of them also struggle with overheating issues. Already a few months ago, Alphacool introduced their M.2 heatsink which is supposed to help keeping the temperatures of your M.2 SSD low. Meanwhile also EK Water Blocks has come up with a heatsink for M.2 SSD, which goes by the name EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink.



Compatible with Core i9 7980XE processor

Gigabyte today introduces the AORUS X299 Ultra Gaming Pro, a similar revision to the originale X299 Ultra Gaming. The Gigabyte X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming belongs to the high-end series and it's recommended for Core i9 processors like i9-7980XE and i9-7960X CPUs. This board is quite similar to the X299 AORUS Gaming 7, but features WiFi module.



Up to 8K at 60Hz

Earlier this year, we first began hearing about the upcoming HDMI 2.1 specification which is set to support up to 4K/120Hz and 8K/60Hz. Now after several months, the HDMI Forum has finalized its specification, making HDMI 2.1 official. TV/monitor makers can start making good use of it.
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