Corsair has been one of the most popular mechanical keyboard manufacturers on the market and are looking to continue their market leadership by making their full range of LUX keyboards available worldwide.
Previously launched in the US in April, the K70 LUX, K70 LUX RGB and the K65 LUX RGB complement the highly popular K70 RGB and K65 RGB mechanical keyboards. New features on the LUX series keyboards include a new large font on laser etched keycaps for brighter, easier to see backlighting, an improved RGB lighting controller (LUX RGB only), and a USB passthrough port.
Aside from these new features, the LUX models will still retain [...]
So you’ve got the LED lit case, you’ve got the LED lit motherboard, you’ve got the LED lit graphics card, you’ve got the LED lit power supply, and you’ve even got the LED lit SSD, but you’re missing LED lit memory. That sounds like a pretty unfortunate situation, but thanks to Corsair, you might just be in luck.
Memory giant Corsair recently announced their new Vengeance LED series DDR4 memory which as you’ve guessed, has LED lights! Available in red and white LED variants (unfortunately, no RGB), the new Vengeance LED memory feature a light bar at the top of each memory module’s aluminum heatspreader which light up [...]
In the days leading up to the CES main events, Corsair is introduced the Carbide Spec-Alpha, Carbide 400C, and Carbide 400Q to its budget gaming series chassis.
The Carbide Spec-Alpha rocks some aggressive angular lines that are reminiscent of the ever so popular Corsair Bulldog. Its mesh front cover has sufficient room for up to three 120 mm fans but, due to the lack of clearance from the hard drive cage, there is only enough space for a 240 mm radiator. Buyers can choose between red or blue as the primary color, each comes with color matching fans. These and any other additional fans can then be controlled via a built in three speed fan [...]
With the increasing popularity of GPU cryptocurrency mining and multi-GPU configurations, Corsair has recently launched their first 1,500w PSU, the AX1500i. Whether you’re trying to break overclocking records, trying to break GPU khash/s records, or simply a hardcore PC enthusiast, the AX1500i has practically everything you’ll need to feed 1,500 watts of stable, digitally-controlled power to your system, even on typical North American 115V 15A circuits. By using a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to regulate the power output, it’s also the world’s first 1,500W PSU to receive the 80 PLUS Titanium certification by carrying a 94% efficiency rating [...]
Before we left CES, we also had a chance to talk to Corsair about some of their latest cases.
One of Corsair’s main attractions for CES 2014 was the Corsair’s Graphite 760T full tower case, which is the full tower brother to the Graphite 600T. The main feature on the Graphite 760T is the dual full size windowed swing-out side panels. The panels are constructed of acrylic, with one side being transparent and the other opaque to “highlight the internal components”. Of course, it’s not just beautifully designed on the outside as its roomy interior has 9 expansion slots, 4 tool free 2.5″ side mounted SSD drive cages, [...]
Fans of mechanical keys and light shows can finally have both with Corsair’s new MX RGB Project keyboard.
The Cherry MX RGB project keyboard is something Corsair created in collaboration with Cherry Corp, the biggest manufacturer in mechanical keyboard switches. Based on the design of the K70 gaming keyboard, the Cherry MX RGB gaming keyboard uses Cherry’s latest MX RGB mechanical switches. These switches retain the same durability and feel of its less-fancy predecessors but also feature 16.8 million per-key LED back lighting.
Unlike the current back-lit mechanical keyboards on the market, the lighting effects on the Cherry MX RGB gaming [...]
Mechanical keyboard lovers rejoice!
According to a recent joint announcement by Corsair and Cherry, the two companies are expected to show off new mechanical keyboards based off Cherry’s latest RGB illuminated switches. While the latest switches don’t enhance the core functionality of the switches themselves, RGB switches will allow keyboard manufacturers to produce mechanical keyboards with up to 16.7 million backlight color options.
As of now, Corsair is the exclusive partner for keyboards with Cherry RGB backlit keyboards. More information to come at CES 2014! Stay tuned!
Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
Not that long ago, when you went out to purchase a new SSD, there were quite a number of choices on the market in terms of brands, but the core components in terms of NAND flash memory and controller were generally the same. On the controller end, we generally had SandForce and Marvell being pretty much the only major players, and on the NAND side, we generally see some offering from IMFT or Toshiba/SanDisk. There’s very little variation here, and especially with many companies opting to use vanilla firmware on the controllers, there really isn’t much of a difference going with one SSD manufacturer over another.
Since it’s not [...]
When any company goes out and names one of their products the “Dominator”, you simply can’t help but think that this product, whatever the product may be, must be really good, and as luck would have it, Corsair’s Dominator line of memory has traditionally been just that – really good.
Today, we’ll be reviewing Corsair’s newest line of Dominator memory, the Corsair Dominator Platinum. The specific kit we’re reviewing today is the Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz 16GB kit, but Corsair will be selling these kits in a variety of configurations ranging from 8GB to 64GB with frequencies from an already fast 1600 [...]
While it’s very much preferred to be an SSD manufacturer who also produces their own NAND, there are some advantages to not doing so. One of those advantages is that you’ll be able to offer a much wider range of SSD products which can cater to a larger majority of customers. Whereas SSD manufacturers with their own NAND fabs such as Intel, Micron/Crucial, SanDisk and Samsung are likely to use their own NAND, they’re more limited to offering maybe one or two products – one geared towards enthusiasts and one towards the general consumer.
On the other hand, companies without their own fabs such as Corsair, OCZ, and Kingston are [...]
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of Raptor Gaming, a maker of high-performance PC gaming peripherals headquartered in Heinsberg, Germany. Established in 2004, Raptor Gaming has a strong retail presence in Germany, the largest market for video gaming in Europe, with products widely available in major chains including Media Markt, Saturn, Real, Kaufland, and Conrad.
As part of this transaction, Corsair receives Raptor [...]