A rather long GTX 1070
And silver color scheme
Gigabyte has finally revealed the X399 Designare EX motherboard, which is the first motherboard that comes with a Thunderbolt port. On top of that there is a whole bunch of other features as well as an exceptionally good looking color scheme. The Designare EX series currently represents Gigabyte’s flagship motherboards.
Quite similar to the Super Luce RGB Sync
A few days ago, GEIL has shown their Super Luce RGB Sync which are almost identical to the upcoming Lite version. The Super Luce RGB Lite lacks RGB LED management software and comes with a combination of multi-color lighting. Apart from that there are different presets but there is no header to connect the modules to the motherboard.
Now with RGB lighting
In 2014 and 2015, we have reviewed quite a few CPU coolers from Deepcool including its Captain all-in-one series. A few years later Deepcool is giving those products an overhaul. The Captain EX RGB all-in-one cooler offers the same cooling performance as the already available Captain EX products, but comes with a new fan controller and RGB lighting which is compatible with ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI motherboards.
This time it’s confirmed
A few weeks ago we’ve found out that Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake processors won’t work on Intel 200 series motherboards. The same incompatibility is between Kaby Lake processors and the upcoming Intel Z300 motherboards. A few days ago, our friends over at hardware.info have tested both combinations and according to them, the Intel 200 series is incompatible with the 300 series.
ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex
Following the launch of the EK-FB ASUS PRIME X299 RGB Monoblock which is compatible with several ASUS motherboards, EKWB is now ready to introduce a new waterblock which is compatible with the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex motherboards. This monoblock will apparently add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM. The EK-FB ASUS ROG R6E RGB Monoblock is compatible with ASUS's Aura feature, which will allow you to create neat looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.
1.2kW in a 160mm chassis
Today we have another build from Suchao modding 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.
Today we have another build from Skeeper 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.
Intel LGA2066, AMD TR4
With Vega graphics
Back in May, AMD mentioned the Ryzen Mobile APUs, which were previously known by the codename Raven Ridge. The launch of these chips is expected to take place somewhen in the second half of this year and more details are finally starting to surface including benchmarks scores. According to this first scores, the performance of the upcoming APUs is pretty impressive.
6800MB/s of throughput performance
NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than your usual SATA drive. Kingston today released the DCP-1000 line of high-performance PCI-Express SSDs, targeted at enterprises and data-center customers, which usually have the highest demands regarding performance and reliability. The drives come with a half-height add-on card form-factor and it's using a PCI-Express 3.0 x8 host interface.
It will support 8-cores CPUs
No dummy dies
It looks like Roman "der8auer" is in love with delidding CPUs. Bringing out the razor blades and soldering heat gun he's very carefully removed the heatspreader from a Rzyen Threadripper CPU and what's underneath is interesting to see. According to his pictures, Ryzen Threadripper is based on four actual dies and there are no dummy dies or just spacers underneath the heatspreader.
No tempered glass and no RGB lighting!
Less than 13 million units in 2017
Gigabyte's motherboard sales numbers have been declining for a few years already and for 2017 it looks like the vendor will struggle selling 13 million units. For 2018 market analysts are predicting that Gigabyte might even have a hard time selling 10 million units, which would be a 50% decline compared to the 20 million boards sold in 2014.
With 16GB capacity