New record from sofos1990
We have covered sofos1990 breaking records in the past and apparently the Greek overclocker did it again. This time he pushed a new Intel Core i9-7900X CPU to 6.01 GHz using a Gigabyte X299 SOC Champion motherboard and liquid nitrogen cooling. The clock speed was achieved using 102 MHz BCLK and a multiplier of 59.
No need for an additional kit
EK Water Blocks has confirmed that all of their current-generation CPU blocks will work perfectly with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X LGA 2066 processors. There won’t be any need for a new mounting kit or aftermarket modifications. This is a definitely good news for everybody who already owns a custom loop in combination with an Intel X99 platform.
According to Geekbench database
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming months news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through on almost a daily basis. This time Tweaktown jumped the gun and they found some leaks in the Geekbench database. The results are pretty similar to AMD's existing Ryzen CPUs.
New video from extreme overclocker der8auer
The German overclocker Roman Hartung aka der8auer has put his hands on Intel’s X299 platform once again. According to the new video he uploaded on his Youtube channel, he shows his testing techniques to the viewers and concluded that all issues initially detected can be found only with extensive testing. During the video he goes into extensive detail but following we list you the most important points.
During E3, Turn 10 Studios has released a trailer showing Forza Motorsport 7 which will be available October for Xbox One X and PC. Compared to the previous version, Turn 10 Studios has improved various aspects, such as the dynamic weather, dynamic puddles and customized player characters. Furthermore it should be compatible with VR off the bat.
Cables hidden inside the monitor stand
AOC has expanded its monitor lineup with two new models featuring a 24-inch and a 27-inch panel. Both monitors are based on 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) resolution, 8-bit color support and an IPS panel. Furthermore both displays come with a feature that allows you to tuck the cables away inside the monitor stand.
Compatible with E-ATX motherboards
A few months ago Lian Li has unveiled a new case which is considered a hybrid between a test bench and an actual case. The PC-T70 is designed to combine both worlds when it comes to testing PC hardware. It can be used as a fully open test bench as well as closed, which should provide results that are closer to what’s experienced in the real world.
Up to DirectX 12 level 1
No impact on the production
During the past few days there were rumors that Micron had to shut down their Fab-2. According to the rumors, the production had to be stopped after a major incident, where wafers and equipment were contaminated. In a statement Micron mentioned that this hiccup hasn’t had an impact on the actual production.
Aluminum radiators and fittings
By the end of May, EK Water Blocks announced their affordable Fluid Gaming water cooling product line. In order to offer a ready-to-use loop, EKWB sells the Fluid Gaming Series hardware in complete kits that include the pump, reservoir, fittings, water block, tubing, and liquid. The EKWB Fluid Gaming parts are significantly more affordable than the flagship parts since they’re made out of aluminum. Meanwhile the company has been working on more parts, which they’re now releasing.
Simple and sleek design
If these days you want to buy a fast SSD you’re going to choose an M.2 drive. Those drives are not just fast, unfortunately some of them also struggle with overheating issues. Already a few months ago, Alphacool introduced their M.2 heatsink which is supposed to help keeping the temperatures of your M.2 SSD low. Meanwhile also EK Water Blocks has come up with a heatsink for M.2 SSD, which goes by the name EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink.
AMD Vega tested with 3DMark 11
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. According to the latest rumors, the OPTIX G24C monitor should cost around 300 Euro.
Fixed the 384.76 WHQL mess
Brodholm PC Customs
At this time 180 vehicles
During E3, Namco Bandai has released a trailer showing Project Cars 2 which will be available September 22 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Compared to the previous version, Slightly Mad Studios has improved various aspects, such as the dynamic weather, off-road dirt tracks and racing in the snow. Furthermore it should be compatible with VR off the bat.
System requirements published
Although first rumors hinted that StarCraft Remastered was to be released in March, Blizzard has finally come up with an official statement on the actual launch date. On August 14 StarCraft Remastered is going to be released and so far it can be pre-ordered for $14.99 US. The Remastered edition comes with a few new features yet the gameplay remains unchanged.