With GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition

We have covered K|ngp|n breaking world records in the past and apparently the US American Vince Lucido did it again. This time he used one GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition to raise the bar in Futuremark’s Fire Strike Extreme benchmark even higher. The new world record is beyond 20K points and 600 points higher than the polish overclocker Xtreme Addict.



With up to 1920 GB capacity

NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than the usual SATA drive. New markets always offer new opportunities and that on the other hand means that different vendors will launch new products. With the EPX series, LiteOn introduces enterprise-grade SSDs with M.2 22110 form factor and PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface.



Faster than NVIDIA GTX 1080

Yesterday Futuremark has unveiled the Cyan Room benchmark, its latest virtual reality focussed benchmark for the VRMark software. During the last weeks, AMD has been pushing for higher VR performance on its GPUs and it seems that Vega can be a very quick card in this new benchmark.



Compatible with Core i9 7980XE processor

The Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro 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 a completely redesigned CPU VRM.



Designed for overclockers

During Computex 2017, ASUS has unveiled several Intel X299 motherboards and they're all starting to hit the market. The ROG Rampage VI Apex has been announced several times but it will be available only now. This motherboard features an E-ATX form factor with several PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and M.2 slots. The motherboard is finally available and listed also on Geizhals.



Until November 28th

Steam's Autumn Sale has started, which means quite a few interesting titles are available at discounted prices. As usual we have checked the site's inventory for the best deals and created a list for you.


First security update

A few days ago, Intel announced a complete review of its ME firmware and created some fixes for that, as well as for the Intel Server Platform Services (SPS) and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). At the moment there is a tool (available for Windows and Linux) from Intel that detects vulnerabilities on your PC. However for Elevation of Privilege fixes you will have to wait the service of your motherboard maker or laptop OEM.


Standard or windowed

Sharkoon has announced the S1000 series of cases, which include two mid-tower with a very clean design. Both cases are almost identical, the only main difference is the side panels. While the windowed one comes with a big acrylic window, the standard one sports a more simple side panel.


Featuring DX12

Futuremark's latest virtual reality benchmark VRMark Cyan Room is finally available for download. This new test measures your PC's performance with the more efficient DirectX12 API. According to the company, the test sports a new DirectX 12 engine which allows complex environment and gorgeous graphics.



Mod'n'Go Design

Today we have another build from Mod'n'Go Design for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.



According to JPR Q3-2017 research

A few weeks ago, NVIDIA has published its latest set of financials. According to the papers, the results were good with revenues and profits topping the final score. Furthermore, according to NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, the company did pretty well in the gaming market. However NVIDIA didn't share any data about units and market share, but Jon Peddie Research has just published a report about it.


80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating

Silverstone has introduced its new Essential series of power supply units that will be available with 450W, 550W and 650W of output power. Apart from that, there isn't a modular cable management. The Essential series is supposed to come at a reasonable price and with 3-year warranty plan.



With a pre-installed full cover water block

EVGA already has a wide portfolio when it comes to graphics cards but that didn't stop them from launching yet another model. A few days ago, EVGA has introduced their new GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Hydro Copper graphics card which comes with a liquid cooling block. As all the other Kingpin Edition cards before, this version is also aimed at overclockers and performance enthusiasts.



First EVGA Z370 mATX available

Like in the past, when a new chipset was launched, EVGA prepared three new models. This time they've come up with the Z370 Classified K, the Z370 Micro K and the Z370 Micro. EVGA's Z370 Micro motherboard was announced during the Intel Coffee Lake launch, but they weren't available for purchase until now.



Soon available

MSI has expanded its monitor lineup with another model, featuring a 24-inch TN panel with 1920 x 1080 FullHD resolution. The grey-to-grey response time is 4ms and the refresh rate is 144Hz. Apart from that this monitor packs AMD FreeSync support.


Modder Crow

Today we have another build from Modder Crow for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.



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Build 17040 now available

Microsoft has released the new build 17040 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview system. According to the company, if you are already part of the "Fast Ring", you might be able to download the new version today. The new release includes improvements to the settings menu, touch keyboard and handwriting panel.



Optimized for both AMD and Intel platforms

Patriot has announced their Viper LED memory kit, which has been designed and tested in combination with Intel Coffee Lake and AMD Ryzen processors. When a new CPU architecture hits the market memory vendors usually conduct extensive stability tests before launching their kits and Patriot is certainly no exception in that regard.



With 17-inch Freesync display

Most gaming laptops are powered by Intel CPUs and have been for many years. AMD with Ryzen has introduces a new respectable desktop chip that now can be found also on gaming notebook. With the ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming notebook, ASUS is going to release the world's first gaming laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor.

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