Available in April

Phanteks
A few months ago, during Computex 2016, Phanteks has first shown their upcoming water cooling products. Now, with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE graphics card, Phanteks released their Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition water blocks which might also be compatible also with the NVIDIA Titan X Pascal.

Rig of the Day - Expertmode

15.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

V1 Tech

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Today we have another build from V1 Tech for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

Statement from AMD

AMD
AMD has investigated the issues of thread scheduling and according to them the Windows 10 thread scheduler is operating properly for Ryzen CPUs. According to the company there aren’t any issues related to the scheduler in the case of both the logical and the physical cores.

For consistent fan policy

AMD
Right after Windows core parking bug has been reported, AMD's Robert Hallock (previously the Head of Global Technical Marketing for AMD) has posted a few more details explaining certain behaviour of Ryzen. In his blog post, Robert talks about the temperature reporting offset which was new to us.

Ryzen 1400 and 1200

AMD
Due to a leak from a CanardPC the lineup of upcoming Ryzen CPUs has been spotted. The report shows all details regarding the upcoming CPUs featuring model names and specifications including core and thread count as well as base frequencies. On top of that it’s been mentioned that the AMD Ryzen 1400 and 1200 CPUs should arrive during the second quarter of this year.

Compatible with several ASUS Z270 models

EK Water Blocks
Following the launch of monoblocks for MSI Z270 motherboards, EK Water Blocks have shown their upcoming ASUS Z270 monoblocks that will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB ASUS Z270E Strix RGB Monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, which will allow you to create very nice setups thanks to customizable lighting.

Rig of the Day - Katowice

14.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

ML Mods

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Today we have another build from ML Mods for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

More information in future updates

Windows
According to Guru3D and several other media, AMD Ryzen processors are very fast with multithreaded workloads but not that powerful in games, which are CPU bound. On Twitter Microsoft now confirms the issue that Windows 10 does not detect the SMT threads accordingly, which could account for the performance difference.

Overview

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Here is a summary of what you missed this week! We have received many configurations via email, we thank all our fans and next week we will continue uploading new pictures. Stay tuned! If you'd like to join, send to us a message at our official facebook page: facebook

All custom models

Zotac
Zotac has shown three new graphics cards, which are based on the new flagship - GP102 - chip from NVIDIA. Right after the announcements from ASUS, EVGA and MSI, Zotac unveiled three more graphics cards, which go by the names Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme, Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition and Zotac GTX 1080 Ti. While the first two models feature a custom design and a custom heatsink, the third might be based on a semi-custom design.

Compatible with several MSI Z270 models

EK Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks have shown their upcoming MSI Z270 monoblocks that will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB MSI Z270 GAMING Monoblock RGB is compatible with MSI Mystic Light Sync, which will allow you to create very nice setups thanks to customizable lighting.

Revealing GPU specifications

AMD
AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the SiSoft Sandra database, showcasing performance that is similar to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card would be kind of capable to compete with NVIDIA. The results posted in the SiSoft Sandra database have been gathered using the GP Processing benchmark.

HRC

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Today we have another build from HRC (High Resolution Computers) for you. In the past we’ve shared several of their builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

AMD Ryzen

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In our price watch for CPUs we're monitoring prices of no less than 28 processors. Thanks to the interactive graph you will have the chance to review the price development over the last eight weeks.

Featuring USB Type-C and KVM switch

LG
LG has expanded its UHD monitor lineup with a new monitor which features a 43-inch panel 3840 x 2160 resolution. Furthermore the monitor comes with a KVM switch and USB Type-C port. The LG 43UD79-B is not the first 43-inch UHD monitor available in the market, also Phillips and Dell made something similar months ago.

Weblinks

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In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.

The fastest GeForce graphics card around

NVIDIA
NVIDIA is going to launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card today since yesterday there are already the first reviews out. Several tech sites have tested NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card and it looks like the performance is great. The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can be bought for about the same price as the GTX 1080 when it was launched one year. So far it looks like, compared to the GTX 1080, there is a 35 to 40% performance improvement and this card is perfect if you want to play AAA titles at 4K/UHD.

More game optimisations

NVIDIA
Following the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting the new graphics card. Furthermore the GeForce 378.78 WHQL driver adds some DirectX 12 optimisations for Tom Clancy's The Division. To create this driver NVIDIA has been working with the developers of a wide range of DirectX 12 titles, according to NVIDIA, gamers should receive higher performance using the new API.

Based on the AMD B350 chipset

Biostar
A few days ago Biostar has unveiled several new AMD AM4 300-series motherboards. Now the company is proud to introduce even more B350 motherboards. Biostar is one of the first to show an almost full AM4 lineup and we hope to see more models from other companies soon as well.

Rig of the day - Project HEX

10.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Heat PCs

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Today we have another build from Heat PCs for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.
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