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.

An upgraded Z270 Gaming M5

MSI
The new MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC is basically an upgrade of the Z270 Gaming M5. This new motherboard is based on the same design and I/O panel. The main difference comparing these two models is the Intel AC capable Wi-Fi including antennas. Furthermore MSI ships the Z270 Gaming M6 AC bundled with Phanteks RGB LED strips.

Small yet big upgrade!

EK Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks have shown their upcoming Acetal and Plexi EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM pump units. Both are now available with sleeved cables, which helps polishing the aesthetics significantly. The power cable and the PWM signal cable are now wrapped with a dense, black, high-quality PET sleeving.

With modular design

be quiet!
A few weeks ago be quiet! announced their Pure Base 600. Meanwhile, after having released the base model, be quiet! is coming up with the Pure Base 600 Window, which is a rather small mid-tower chassis that’s been made from SECC steel and ABS plastic. Like the name suggests, this case features a big and detachable tempered glass side panel.

Both with reference PCB

inno 3D
Inno3D has launched two new graphics cards which are based on the new flagship chip from NVIDIA. Right after the announcement of the GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4, Inno3D unveils two additional graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC and the Twin X2. Both models feature a reference design and a custom heatsink.

A good year for Toshiba

Toshiba
According to a new report from IDC, 2016 has been a good year for Toshiba's storage division. The company reports growth in revenue, units sold and market share regarding hard disks as well as solid-state drives. According to Toshiba themselves, they’ve grown faster than any other storage vendor.

Rig of the Day - D-Frame 2.0

09.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Malik Customs

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Today we have another build from Malik Customs 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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