Asrock is joining the graphics card battle with the RX 500 Phantom Gaming Series. Their claims to overclocking may not be as strong as what we were led to believe, but the possibilities of adding solid budget contenders to the competition is a great thing for consumers. More AMD GPUs FTW!
Aida64 releases version 5.97, including support for new CPU releases, GPUs and Corsair peripherals. There's even a listing for an Nvidia GTX 1060 5 GB. The graphics card sounds like a new release, but it could be specific to a foreign market in relation to the US.
The Super Luce Memory Kits from GeIL with RGB Sync now support Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI motherboard software. It may seem like their RAM is a step behind the curve, but GeIL offers exceptional value when you consider how many features are included at some of the best prices for RGB RAM.
As a special thank you from the Hardware Hound, Pure Overclock is running a contest to win one of two AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs. First place will win the 1300X and second place will win the 1200. Each processor comes with the Spire cooler. Have fun with the Giveaway and Good Luck!
Nvidia is expected to release 4k, 144 Hz monitors with G-Sync and HDR. The displays are under the Asus and Acer brands. The combination of these specs sounds like a major boon for competitive online gaming, but it would be interesting to see if reviewers confirm that.
Raijintek brings an impressive new case design to the market with the Zofos Evo. When we say it's a monster, it's because of the massive EE-ATX design it has. In spite of the size of the chassis, it manages to have a very elegant design and silent features.
Bloody has already proved they can innovate with their optical switches, but the left-sided numpad for gaming and ergonomic keyboards show strokes of genius. The former keeps an identical layout to give better key presses for abilities, while the latter reverses the layout to better suite left numpad typing.
Abko Ncore is an overseas company that might be bringing more products to the US. The Aura is an interesting PC case that not only has RGB lighting, but tons of radiator and fan support. It could also have a huge benefit in providing exception graphics card cooling. No official news on the US market yet.
Swiftech announced the release of Maelstrom D5 Reservoir pump combos. They have a variety of sizes and RGB lighting to fit in a variety of custom cooling loops. With a high flow rate and quality build, many builders would be interested in one for their personal computer.
At first glance, the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE looks like a normal tower cooler, but the key improvements are giving it a seemingly strong amount of cooling ability. It will handle most CPUs while also having a great budget price on release. Looks like Cooler Master has some competition!
G.Skill Released the fastest Trident Z RGB Memory kit at 4700 MHz. Considering the integrated lighting effects, that's a pretty incredible feat. While world's fastest is a bit cliche, we can't resist news about a new bar being set.
The Nvidia GeForce Partner Program makes a good point about fair branding for companies that work hard on designing products, in this case, their GPUs. On the flip side, it can really lock down manufacturers from having freedom to choose AMD GPUs for gaming brands, limiting consumer choice.
MSI is releasing two new Optix monitors with 144 Hz refresh rate, VA panels and FreeSync technology. They also come with RGB aesthetic lighting and a crazy 1ms MPRT response time. Motion Picture Response Time is supposed to be a better way to measure the delay in image changes.
AMD's Ryzen 2000 series looks great in certain comparisons, but when the 2700X is compared to the 1800X, the gains are a bit more modest. Still, the support for better RAM frequencies and the potential for great overclocking makes the Zen+ refresh an exciting release.
NZXT introduces their first 360mm CLC which will certainly add more performance, but at the expense of more noise. The Kraken X72 is likely in response to consumer demand, but the M22 cooler is probably another request for a unit that is more affordable, yet still has great RGB lighting.