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Noctua confirms LGA 2066 will host Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X
— 10:09 AM on April 27, 2017

We've heard rumors from pretty reliable sources, but Noctua just gave us our first official confirmation that Intel's next high-end desktop platform...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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EK machines a waterblock for the ROG Maximus IX Apex
— 3:00 PM on April 26, 2017

EK Waterblock seems to be bent on producing a slab of machined metal for every high-end motherboard on the planet. That's not necessarily bad, though....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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FSP hits the heatsink market with its Windale CPU coolers
— 10:17 AM on April 26, 2017

FSP is mainly known for making power supplies for PCs, consumer electronics, and medical and industrial equipment. Someone in the company has apparently decided the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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SK Hynix fires up its foundries for 16 Gb/s GDDR6
— 9:11 AM on April 25, 2017

In some circles, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) has already been crowned as the graphics card memory of the future. However, it's still not the time...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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EK shows its first waterblock for an AMD Ryzen mobo
— 4:00 PM on April 24, 2017

If water-cooling a CPU is a good idea, then using a liquid as a cooling medium for both the CPU and the power delivery circuitry...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Rumor: Intel puts the pedal to the metal on its HEDT refresh
— 12:00 PM on April 19, 2017

The notorious rumor mongers at Digitimes report that Intel is planning to move several upcoming releases foward. The first rumor concerns the release date...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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G.Skill cranks Trident Z memory to 4333 MT/s
— 10:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Faster memory doesn't help in every PC task, but a select group of programs and games seem to benefit more from RAM throughput than from...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Rumor: Intel 300-series chipsets pack USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi support
— 9:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Benchlife is showing off another purported Intel slide with some pretty juicy details about that company's next desktop chipset series. The image appears to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Rumor: Intel pulls X299 and Skylake-X release to late June
— 12:00 PM on April 10, 2017

Seems like this weekend was ripe for rumors. The folks over at BenchLife have some juicy tidbits about Intel's purported X299 platform, along with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory kits grow to 128GB capacity
— 10:01 AM on April 7, 2017

Do you fancy RGB LEDs? Do you enjoy synchronizing every single part of your PC to shine the same brilliant shade of chartreuse? If so,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Aqua Computers kryoM.2 coolers keep your SSDs chilly
— 3:00 PM on April 3, 2017

The utility of M.2 SSD coolers has been something of an up-and-down phenomenon, but that hasn't stopped drive manufacturers from making SSDs with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Aorus GTX 1080 and 1060 cards take flight with 11 GT/s memory
— 11:36 AM on April 3, 2017

When Nvidia announced the all-conquering GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in March, the company also gave card manufacturers the green light to start cranking out...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory Gaming

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Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti brings air and water together
— 9:00 AM on April 3, 2017

Asus held a special event for its ROG sub-brand in Berlin over the weekend to celebrate the beginning of the gaming-focused moniker's second decade. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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