Ranging from 2133 to 3200 MHz
Solid sheet metal and tempered glass
With the Core G21, Thermaltake adds another case to the portfolio. This rather small mid-tower chassis has been made from SECC steel, ABS plastic and tempered glass. Although Thermaltake is certainly not famous for doing understated cases, the new Core G21 TG would barely stand out in an office and even less at a LAN party.
With black color scheme
During Computex, Supermicro has shown two X299 motherboard for Intel's X299 platform. Compared to the previous generation of motherboards, the new series look much better with a cleaner design and thanks to a simpler color scheme. Both motherboards are based on the same PCB and the only difference is the IPMI remote management.
During this years Computex, Gigabyte has shown their first batch of X299 motherboards for Intel's Basin Falls platform. So far Gigabyte has unveiled three ATX models which are all based on the same PCB. What differs is the color scheme, the audio solution and a few connectors. According to Gigabyte, the motherboards will soon be available in all major retail outlets and online stores.
Blizzard is looking for new staff
During a StarCraft event held in Seoul, Korea, back in March this year, Blizzard’s president publicly announced that their going to launch a remaster of the original StarCraft somewhen mid-2017. On top of that the remaster should be free to download. It looks like Blizzard is not only remastering the original StarCraft. Two new Job openings suggest that maybe Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 could undergo a major overhaul as well.
Seriously 44 lanes only at USD 1k?
Intel has finally released their Skylake-X as well as Kaby Lake-X processors. Looking at it from a press perspective this was a pretty messy launch since NDA dates have been shifted and as many other reviews sites all over Europe pointed out sample availability was horrible. Nevertheless meanwhile we officially know the detailed specs and prices. Apart from that I’m going to let you know what I think about the current Intel HEDT line-up. I’m usually not the person to rant publicly, but too much is too much.
Based on ATX form factor
The ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe is another Intel X299 motherboard that should help filling gaps in the ASUS X299 lineup. So far there are only five X299 motherboards from ASUS, which are the Prime X299-A, the Prime X299-Deluxe, the ROG Strix X299-E Gaming, the TUF X299 Mark 1 and Mark 2. Compared to the X99-Deluxe, the Prime X299-Deluxe offers a similar design with white and black color scheme.
B2 stepping incoming
During the last past months AMD has released several AGESA updates addressing issues related to memory support and/or CPU performance in general. According to CanardPC, AMD appears to be working on a new B2 stepping in the case of their 14nm "Summit Ridge" silicon. The B2 stepping should addresses a lot of hardware-level issues that cannot be fixed by “simple” BIOS/AGESA updates.
Vendors start selling
The new Intel X299 platform is now available to purchase and apparently there are several different models at a wide variety of price point. So far there are 19 models available and during upcoming weeks more boards are to be introduced. One particular model we’ve spotted at this year’s Computex we’re waiting for especially, which is ASRock’s mini-ITX X299-ITX/ac.
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More information about the overclock capability
A few pages of an overclocking reviewer’s guide on Intel's X299 Kaby Lake-X platform and CPUs have leaked. According to this document a “good” Intel Core i7-7740X chip is supposed to run Cinebench R15 at 5.0 GHz and 1.205v in combination with a potent CPU cooler. If you’re lucky it could even be possible that you’d be able to run your chip at 5.2 GHz, but with higher voltages - of course.
Most powerful graphics card from MSI
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z is the MSI’s flagship model, featuring a custom PCB and a custom cooler. This model is usually created for performance and extreme cooling enthusiasts, being equipped with a triple-fan cooler. Apart from that there is a new lighting system which allows you to change the color of the LEDs.
More benchmarks soon
With massive factory overclock
Zotac has shown a new graphics card, which is based on the flagship - GP102 - chip from NVIDIA. Right after the announcements of the PGF series, Zotac unveiled another graphics cards, which goes by the name Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition. This card comes with a custom heatsink and a factory OC.
With liquid cooler