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Archive for May, 2018

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Enermax and GeIL Deserve Computex Shout-outs: PSU and M.2 SSD Announcements

Two companies that intrigued as at Computex were Enermax and GeIL. The former showed off a Titanium Rated PSU that has a built in Wattage meter. The latter introduced a peak at an NVMe drive that has an impressive heat sink on it.



Cooler Master Blew Our Minds with a New HAF MasterCase H500P

Cooler Master has long been known to make cases and CPU coolers. I don't know if they ever reached this level of awesome though. The HAF MasterCase H500P is a bold, aggressively styled case with big fans and RGB lighting. Even the cable management looks fantastic.



AMD Updates their Driver with 17.6.1 and the iMac with 500 Series Graphics

We have a couple of updates from AMD that seemed like a good idea to post. For starters, AMD released yet another driver update with improvements and fixes, living up to the promises of more releases. I’ve been really happy with the driver game over the last year or two. The other thing that might effect some of you is that Apple now has Radeon Pro 500 Series Graphics in the updated iMac to help with content creators. Check out the press releases below for full details! Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing — Brisk creative applications, smooth and responsive high-end gaming, and exquisite VR experiences all made possible by Radeon Pro 500 series graphics, available in Apple’s updated iMac— SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 05, 2017 — Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) unveiled the high-performance, power-efficient Radeon™ Pro 500 series graphics, fueling beyond-UHD creativity in All-In-One computing. Available in the updated 21.5- and 27-inch iMac, Radeon Pro 500 series graphics enable extraordinary computing experiences, including stunning gaming, immersive VR on select models*, and fluid content creation with exceptional performance and support for GPU acceleration across a range of creative applications on the Mac platform, such as Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop® and the Foundry Nuke, Mari and Modo. Moreover, Radeon Pro 500 series provides accelerated performance for the Radeon™ ProRender photorealistic ...



They’re Here! They’re Here! They’re Finally Here!!! Samsung Launches HDR Monitors with FreeSync 2

The greatest technology I've seen on monitors recently is HDR. It brings so much to the image quality of displays, but monitors have been a bit slow on the adoption. Samsung just changed that with the release of the CHG 90 and CHG70. The latter is surprisingly affordable and has FreeSync 2.



Asus Strix Brings FreeSync Gaming Monitors into the ROG Family

Republic of Gaming is a cool brand, and now it has FreeSync Gaming Monitors. AMD Radeon graphics card finally have a display from Asus to support the adaptive sync feature. They even have refresh rates that range from 144 Hz to 240 Hz. Great for competitive online titles.



I Think NZXT is Building PCs for Consumers Now, Introducing BLD

NZXT is trying to make custom PC building easier by, well, doing it for you. Introducing BLD, a service that will help you find the right components for your next gaming computers. It seemed very easy to use and while we might lean a bit heavier on a better GPU, it seemed pretty good.



Gigabyte Kills it at Computex 2017

Gigabyte has done a great job with motherboard designs in recent years. The Aorus X299 Gaming 9 won the Best Choice Gold Award at Computex by setting several records, including overclocking ones. If performance isn't enough, the sheer beauty should make anyone say take my money!



Corsair Takes their Lighting Control to the Next Level, Reveals Awesome Concept Cases, and Launches Water Resistant Keyboard

As if there wasn't enough cool things happening at Computex, Corsair took their fans and cases to a new level. With intricate RGB control, the lighting on their fans looked fantastic. Their concept computer cases looked great, but may not ever release. Water resistant keyboard? Yes please!



Is Nvidia Faking HDR? I don’t think it’s that Simple

It's easy to point the finger, but I doubt Nvidia was deliberately trying to fake HDR. Even though the monitor technology looks great, it takes a lot of support to implement properly. Firmware, driver, and software issues could all factor in. It's likely too since HDR in the past has been brilliant.



Phanteks Announces the new Glacier C350a CPU Water block for AMD Platforms

I knew Phanteks for their cases, but I didn't realize they had custom liquid cooling parts. I also didn't know that their C350a Water Block looked so amazing. Designed for the AMD platform, this component will make a great addition to a Ryzen system.



Ewin Expands the Gaming Chair Market Even Further

Gaming chairs with the racing style are pretty common, but competition is heating up with brands bringing more affordable options. Ewin just expanded their lineup, and which can work out well if they have quality, comfortable chairs.





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