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Volta May Dominate the GPU World: Nvidia Unveils the Titan V

I’m guessing HBM2 is the real deal since we’re finally getting the opportunity to see it in an Nvidia card. Also, I’m seriously doubting Nvidia will lose the highest performing GPU crown for quite some years to come. One thing’s for certain, this company has done an impressive job with each new architecture release and the new Titan V is just the latest to raise what already was a very high bar. It’s easy to dismiss marketing jargon in this day and age of hardware releases, yet the 9x performance increase in deep learning is still a pretty solid accomplishment. Deep learning won’t help the average user directly, but looking at the normal performance numbers indicates around a 25% performance leap from the Titan XP. Considering the increase in transistors and performance, it’s very impressive that the TDP is still at 250W. Just when we thought Maxwell and Pascal were enough to curb our enthusiast appetites, Volta shows that too much performance is never a problem in the computer world. The Titan V reminds me of what hardware releases used to be about. We may not get a release every 6 months, but we do get a sizeable performance increase and it turns out for most of us, getting two years to let the budget recover is much better for purchasing an upgrade. We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the gaming card releases, but Volta is something worth looking forward to. Check out Nvidia’s site for the rest of the details! https:...



Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is Coming December 2017

AMD is getting into the teaser trailer business, though the wait time is admittedly less than your typical Star Wars movie in terms of the release date. Keeping to their promise of major software releases every year, Radeon is about to unveil the Adrenalin Edition of it’s video drivers and while there have been some rumors floating around, the official details are likely coming next week. Stay posted and check out the video below. It has some pretty cool music! Named after the vibrant Adrenalin Rose, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition continues AMD’s commitment to releasing major driver updates annually. The fully redesigned and supercharged Radeon Software Crimson Edition in 2015 received the highest user satisfaction rating of any AMD software ever, while Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition continued the 90 percent user satisfaction for 12 straight months in a row. As a reminder, over the past three years, Radeon Software has delivered to users 70 software releases, launch day support for more than 75 games and over 50 new or enhanced features, with more than 250 million downloads across the globe. Radeon Software continues to lead the way in elevating high-performance gaming and VR experience for gamers, professionals and game developers.



AIDA64 v5.95 is Released

Some users want a computer that stays stable and plays games smoothly. Others like to benchmark the daylights out of their systems and see how far they can push the performance numbers. If you’re in the latter group, then you’ll be happy to know that Aida64 released a new version with support for a variety of components. Check out the PR for the full details below. New features & improvements of AIDA64 v5.95 – Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update support – Asus ROG RGB LED keyboard and mouse support – Advanced support for AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU – Corsair Commander Pro and EVGA iCX sensor support – Improvements for AMD X399, Intel X299 and Intel Z370 chipset based motherboards – OpenGL 4.6 and WDDM 2.3 support – RAID member enumeration for Intel NVMe RAID arrays – GPU details for AMD Radeon Vega Series – GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce MX110, GeForce MX130 – Preliminary support for nVIDIA Tesla V100 Series What’s new since AIDA64 v5.00 – AVX and FMA accelerated FP32 and FP64 ray tracing benchmarks – Vulkan graphics accelerator diagnostics – RemoteSensor smartphone and tablet LCD integration – Logitech Arx Control smartphone and tablet LCD integration – Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update support – Proper DPI scaling to better support high-resolution LCD and OLED displays – AVX and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD ...



Starting Black Friday, get 2 FREE games with the purchase of any Radeon RX Vega GPU

Ah, Thanksgiving! Families getting together, eating way too much, turkeys everywhere, and sales!!! AMD has a pretty sweet promotion going on through the rest of December. If you were thinking of getting a Vega card and wanted to get a good deal as well, two free games added to the purchase always sweetens the deal quite a bit. Bonus Round: You have an option for punching Nazis as well. Check out the details below and have a happy holiday! Gamers looking for the best enthusiast-class gaming experience possible can get TWO FREE Games when they buy any Radeon RX Vega GPU, starting Black Friday until the end of December. Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 are the most advanced consumer graphics cards on the market, built on the forward-looking “Vega” GPU architecture. Previously reserved for high-end graphics products, RX Vega graphics cards use pioneering graphics technology in High Bandwidth Cache composed of 8GB of leading-edge HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega GPUs continue to see performance gains with the full realization of Vega’s robust feature set, including Rapid Packed Math, High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC) and new Geometry and Pixel Engines, which better harness low-level APIs and excel in the latest DirectX 12 and Vulkan games. Offer varies by region. Available games include: Prey (Excludes China) Wolfenstein II: The Next Colossus (Excludes the DACH Region & China) Sniper Elite 4 (DACH Region only) The promotional period begins on November 24, and ex...



OPSeat has a Black Friday Sale and New Chair Features

We did a review of the OPSeat Master Series a while back and we were impressed by the value the newer company was offering. It’s been a bit since we’ve checked back in and they upped their game since the last time we reviewed it. It looks like improvements were made to the base and the armrests, yet the price is still holding out at $249, a pretty good deal. Of you want an excellent deal, then get your chair this weekend because the new models are $50 off through the end of Monday. Check out the link below, get yourself a good ergonomic chair, and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend! OPSeat Website



PATRIOT Launches New VIPER LED Series DDR4 Performance Memory

Patriot is releasing more LED lighted RAM modules. If you were waiting for RGB, well you might have to wait a bit longer, but the aesthetic design on the heat spreader and LED integration is excellent. It ranks up there as one of my favorite designs so I hope they come out with RGB capabilities soon. Of course for those who like one color lighting schemes, these kits could work out great. Check out the full press release below! Glamorous LED lighted memory modules offering extreme performance, available in 16GB kits at speeds up to 3600Mhz Fremont, California – Nov.20th 2017. – PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced its new VIPER LED Series Performance DDR4 Memory. A remarkable LED-lit top decorative lighting and stylish aluminum heat shield design, VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is optimized for maximum performance on the Intel 100/200/300 series and AMD 300 series motherboards. VIPER LED Series available in both red and white LED model which light up gaming rig with bright integrated lighting designed to make the gaming rig look as good as it performs. The modern gaming PC is exposed with many featuring large windows and tempered glass side panels. A perfect complement to these systems is a well-placed lighting scheme which includes LED lights on all of the major components. VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is available in both red and white LED lighting configurations with a decorative s...



Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2

Click below to enlarge the image. RSCRE 17.11.2 will be available on amd.com once it goes live.



CORSAIR Launches New Range of Magnetic Levitation ML PRO RGB Fans

Quiet Cooling, In Any Color CORSAIR Launches New Range of Magnetic Levitation ML PRO RGB Fans Fremont, CA – November 16, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components and today announced the launch of the new ML PRO RGB range of PC cooling fans. Building on the success of CORSAIR ML Series fans, which are equipped with magnetic levitation bearings to deliver almost frictionless operation, CORSAIR ML PRO RGB fans add four individually controlled RGB LEDs on the fan’s center hub, creating a vivid 360° blast of light and color. Enhanced by frosted fan blades and customizable with near-limitless options in CORSAIR LINK software, ML PRO RGB fans create a bright circle of custom-color-lighting that makes any PC standout from the crowd. Behind the lighting, ML PRO RGB fans retain the quality and performance that’s made ML Series fans a staple of high-end PCs and the most ambitious builds, with a magnetic levitation fan bearing that physically levitates the fan rotor to almost entirely eliminate bearing friction. The custom-designed fan rotor delivers the perfect balance between high static pressure and high airflow, while a low-noise tuned PWM control range means that, even at full speed, ML PRO RGB fans are incredibly quiet. Available in 120mm or 140mm sizes, ML PRO RGB fans are sold in three fan (120mm) or two fan (140mm) kits. Each kit includes both a CORSAIR RGB Fan LED Hub and Lighting Node PRO, unlock...



CORSAIR Launches HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset

Crafted for Comfort, Built for Battle – CORSAIR Launches HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset Fantastic plug-and-play audio for PC, console and mobile gamers. Fremont, CA – November 16, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the latest addition to its line-up of award-winning peripherals, the HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset. With adjustable plush ear cups and aluminum construction, the HS50 provides exceptional comfort for hours of gameplay and legendary CORSAIR build quality, ensuring long-term durability. Precision-tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers deliver superior sound quality with wide range and accuracy, while a fully detachable Discord-certified microphone and on-ear volume and mute controls make on-the-fly adjustments easy without pulling you out of your game. Connecting via a 3.5mm connector for wide compatibility and available in carbon black, green or blue trim, the HS50 brings award-winning CORSAIR quality audio to all gamers, whether they play on PC, console or mobile. Whether you play games on a desktop, on a couch or on the train, nothing should come between you and the action. With adjustable memory foam earcups, the HS50 is built to provide comfort so exceptional that you forget it’s even there. Long-gone are the days of clunky gaming headsets that sound as cheap as they look. With minimalist styling, subtle stitching accents aluminum construction, a durable headband a...



CORSAIR Builds the World’s Fastest 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 Memory Kit, Running at 4,333MHz

High-Capacity, High-Speed – CORSAIR Builds the World’s Fastest 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 Memory Kit, Running at 4,333MHz FREMONT, CA, November 9th, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC components high-performance gaming hardware and enthusiast memory, today unveiled its fastest ever kit of dual-channel 32GB DDR4 memory, running at a world-first 4,333MHz. The new CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX CMK32GX4M4K4333C19 kit, running in dual-channel on an Asus ROG MAXIMUS X Hero motherboard and alongside an Intel® Core™ i5-8600K CPU, sets a new precedent for 4x8GB 32GB DDR4 speed on the Intel Z370 motherboard platform. Typically, the fastest DDR4 memory kits are limited to low-capacity kits, but with this kit CORSAIR has combined ultra-high frequency, with high capacity, validating in MemTest at an effective frequency of 4,333MHz, a record for this configuration. Built with hand-sorted and extensively binned Samsung B-die ICs, the kit runs with aggressive CL19-26-26-46 timings at 1.5V and is fully XMP 2.0 compliant, making enabling this record-setting performance as easy as a single BIOS setting. This special high-capacity, high-frequency kit will be made available to select elite overclockers and enthusiasts, helping them chase world records in today’s most demanding PC performance benchmarks. The complete range of CORSAIR DDR4 memory brings the same commitment to performance and quality to any DDR4 system, from the overclocker-friendly VENGEANCE LPX, to the stunning lighting of VENGEAN...



GIGABYTE Presents X399 DESIGNARE EX Motherboards

Bring Your Artistic Talents to the Spotlight with these New Motherboards   City of Industry, California, October 27th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the release of the new X399 DESIGNARE EX motherboard. With features such as Smart Fan 5, RGB Fusion, and support for the powerful AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor, the X399 DESIGNARE EX motherboard is crafted for content creators who take pride in their own work. The exterior design of the motherboard is a work of art in itself and provides plenty of aesthetic value. It comes with a jet black colored PCB, silver colored armor, and a customizable Accent PCH Overlay. The DESIGNARE logo and stylized lettering is imprinted on the overlay which can be illuminated with RGB Fusion APP, giving the motherboard a unique, vibrant style. Fully optimized to support the monstrous power of the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™, the X399 DESIGNARE EX motherboard has outstanding performance capabilities. The 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ is one of the most power hungry processors on the market so the motherboard uses a design combining 8-pin and 4-pin gold plated solid power connectors to power such a CPU. The motherboard’s server-grade digital VRM design with 3rd Generation PowIRstage™ allows it to effectively regulate the power flow within the motherboard. Impressive graphical performance is one of the defining features of the X399 ...



GIGABYTE Presents the Z370N WIFI Motherboard

Compact Motherboard with Powerful Performance and Extensive Connectivity City of Industry, California, October 27th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has released the new GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI motherboard based on the Intel® Z370 chipset. The new motherboard incorporates powerful performance capabilities within a compact design to provide users with a versatile motherboard for building their ideal PCs. The GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI motherboard is optimized to support 8th Gen. Intel® Core Processors. For a mini-ITX form factor, this motherboard can truly maximize the power of the Intel® Core i7-8700K processors by easily reaching overclocked frequencies of 5GHz and higher. The motherboard uses an Intersil Hybrid Digital VRM design to ensure that power is distributed effectively, enabling the GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI to perform at its highest standards. Additionally, over 1000 memory modules have been validated by GIGABYTE to ensure proper compatibility with support for XMP profiles up to a frequency of 4600MHz when overclocked. RGB Fusion Technology adds an incredible amount of style and customizability to the Z370N WIFI motherboards. With support for up to 300 Digital 5V or 12V LED strips, the motherboard allows the user to individually address the color and brightness of each of the strips, bringing exquisite lighting configurations to life. Versatility is a key aspect of the GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI motherboard. Its co...



BIOSTAR Vega 64 and RACING Z370GT6

BIOSTAR Vega 64 and RACING Z370GT6: Ultimate PC for Gaming, Mining, Overclocking and Professional Use October 26th, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces the availability of its Radeon RX Vega 64 VAVAT5VM88 graphics card in selected regions. The BIOSTAR RX Vega 64 epitomizes the best in high-end graphics with high resolutions, high frame rates and exceptional power efficiency with the all new Vega architecture. Building the ultimate gaming system with the recently introduced BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT6 motherboard for the new 8th generation Intel Core processors, makes these the perfect compliment. BIOSTAR RADEON RX VEGA 64 (Air Cooling) The Vega 64 is one of AMD’s newest and most powerful graphics cards today featuring 8GB HBM2, the latest in graphics memory technology, with a 2048-bit memory interface and 4096 stream processors. It delivers smooth extreme gaming performance in the newest DirectX 12 and Vulkan games making it perfect for gaming and also for professional content creation. The Vega 64 also offers some of the highest hash rates in crypto mining, thanks to its powerful yet power efficient usage. BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT6 The BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT6 motherboard which supports the new 8th generation Intel Core processors, is the company’s first 3rd generation RACING motherboard that features new luxurious golden theme ‘tattoo’ design, revamped user-friendly BIOS and driver utilities for full control cooling of A.I. FAN, full control of RGB lighting with th...



CORSAIR Launches Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass Case

Clear, Bold and Ready to Build – CORSAIR Launches Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass Case Fremont, CA – October 26, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware, and PC components today announced the release of the new Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass case. Adding the style and sophistication of a huge tempered glass side panel window to the bold asymmetrical design and modern features of the SPEC-04, the SPEC-04 Tempered Glass offers everything enthusiasts need to build a great gaming PC. The huge tempered glass side panel grants a totally unobstructed view into the case, providing the perfect platform to show off your PC, while CORSAIR Direct Airflow Path design ensures your PC’s hottest components get the airflow they need to stay cool. Boasting iconic CORSAIR styling and a huge tempered glass side panel, the SPEC-04 Tempered Glass backs up its looks with a wealth of modern case features to help make your next PC build look great and come together easily. Up to five 120mm fan mounts and an included 120mm red-LED lit fan provide plenty of cooling options, including the option to install an up to 240mm liquid CPU cooler. A clean side-mounted I/O panel keeps your PC’s front panel at-the-ready, but out of the way, and includes a high-speed USB 3.0 port for rapid data transfers. SPEC-04 Tempered Glass boasts a wealth of cable tie-downs, cable routing cut-outs, and room behind the motherboard, making it easy ...



Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Available Now

Right on schedule, AMD has released a new driver version for November. This one peaks my interest a lot because it has a lot of crashing fixes this time around. I’ve had some interesting issues with APUs in that, some workstations become unresponsive after just the monitor has been in hibernate mode for random amounts of times. Check out the full release notes below! Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1 ​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights Support For Call of Duty®: WWII Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560×1440. (1) AMD XConnect™ Technology Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures. Fixed Issues Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run. Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching. Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options...






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