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May 30, 2016

Computex 2016: PowerColor Releases DEVIL BOX External GPU Enclosure

PowerColor, a well known manufacturer of AMD Radeon graphics cards has unveiled their new external GPU enclosure, called the DEVIL BOX, at Computex 2016. The new enclosure is based on AMD’s XConnect technology, which was developed in collaboration with Intel’s Thunderbolt group.

PowerColor DEVIL BOX External GPU Enclosure

The box is very similar to that of the Razer Core, and allows users to install a compatible discrete GPU, in order to use it with a Thunderbolt 3 equipped notebook. With this ability, users can have full desktop-level graphics performance on the go, making it an optimal solution for LAN events, and for gaming while traveling.  The [...]

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May 30, 2016

Computex 2016: GIGABYTE Unveils BRIX UHD Gaming Mini PC

GIGABYTE unveiled the latest in its line of BRIX mini PCs, which is aimed at living room gaming. The GIGABYTE BRIX UHD (BNi7HG4-950) features specifications aimed at both 1080p gaming, and 4K UHD video playback.

GIGABYTE Unveils BRIX UHD Mini Gaming PC

The barebones desktop PC (no storage or memory included) features a Skylake-U Core i7 processor paired with NVIDIA’s GTX 950 graphics card. It features support for 2.5″ or M.2 SSDs, and up to two DDR4 DIMMs. The unit measures 220 mm x 110 mm x 110 mm (HxWxL), making it quite the console competitor. The design is also quite minimalist, featuring a black and silver, brushed aluminum chassis, which is mostly [...]

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May 30, 2016

Computex 2016: GIGABYTE Unveils Xtreme Gaming PSUs, XC700 Chassis, XK-700 Gaming Keyboard

Computex 2016 has finally kicked off and we’re getting our first look at some new products of GIGABYTE. The company has unveiled a slew of new products including a brand new line of power supplies and a chassis, and a keyboard, all under their Xtreme Gaming brand.

GIGABYTE Enters Into Enthusiast Power Supply Market

GIGABYTE’s new enthusiast grade Xtreme Gaming power supply line includes just one model as of right now, but their may be more. The XP1200M is a 1200 watt, fully modular 80+ Platinum unit which features all-Japanese capacitors, a single +12V rail, DC-to-DC switching and a 140 mm double ball-bearing fan which will stay completely off below a specific [...]

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May 29, 2016

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Review Roundup – 20% Slower Than GTX 1080

While NVIDIA’s new king, theGeForce  GTX 1080 went on sale worldwide on May 27th, many potential buyers were waiting to see the value offered by the less expensive GeForce GTX 1070, before making a decision. Well, today a slew of reviews for NVIDIA’s new prince have been released, and performance is definitely better than we expected. Reviews from some of our favorite place the GTX 1070 at roughly 20% slower (even less depending on resolution) than the GTX 1080 in most modern games, and as much as 15% faster than the GTX 980 Ti, which makes NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 one of the best value propositions  available.

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May 27, 2016

MSI Unveils Complete Lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards

Today, MSI unveiled their complete lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, which includes four new models in total, including their signature GAMING series, now with RGB lighting and the liquid-cooled Sea Hawk series for which they partnered with Corsair.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G

Starting with the MSI GAMING X 8G, we have a very familiar design, as visually it is nearly identical to the one found on the GeForce 900 series. However, under the hood it features MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI with TORX Fan 2.0, generating 22% more air pressure for better cooling and reduced noise levels. These new fans are also equipped with Double Ball Bearings in order to ensure [...]

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May 26, 2016

EVGA GTX 1080 FTW and SuperClocked models with all-new ACX3 Cooler Pictured

The folks over at Videocardz have given us yet another look at a pair of soon to be released custom designed GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, this time from none other than EVGA. The cards shown are the EVGA GTX 1080 ACX3 FTW EVGA GTX 1080 ACX3 SC models. Both of which feature an all-new cooler and shroud design, which seems to be comprised of both metal and plastic materials.

EVGA GTX 1080 ACX3 FTW

The FTW model, as usual is the higher-end of the two, and features dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors, for what we can only imagine will make for some excellent overclocking headroom. It also appears to be slightly wider than the standard SC model, which likely means [...]

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May 26, 2016

ZOTAC Custom GTX 1080 AMP! and AMP! Extreme Graphics Cards Pictured

Recently, we did a report on a leak of ZOTAC’s upcoming custom GTX 1080 PGF, which features RGB lighting. Today, we’ve received two more leaks of upcoming custom ZOTAC GTX 1080 models, this time in the form of the GTX 1080 AMP! and GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme.  The leaks come courtesy of the folks at Videocardz.

First we have the GTX 1080 AMP! (left) which features a dual-fan design, and then the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme (right) which features a tri-fan design. Both cards feature ZOTAC’s signature Carbon ExoArmor and IceStorm Fans, Power Boost, FREEZE and Spectra.

Spectra is ZOTAC’s lighting system, which allows users to modify [...]

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May 26, 2016

NVIDIA Pascal GP102 Confirmed – Could Power next Titan and 1080 Ti Graphics Cards

NVIDIA’s next-generation Pascal architecture is finally being released to consumers this Friday, in the form of the GTX 1080. While NVIDIA’s new king does pack quite an impressive punch, many enthusiasts are still greatly anticipating the release of NVIDIA’s highest-end gaming graphics cards, the possible GTX 1080 Ti and new Titan.

Historically, NVIDIA would release only one “Big” chip, usually with the code-named Gx100 (with x standing in for the first letter of the name of the architecture), however, there’s been quite a few rumors recently surrounding a possible second “Big Pascal” chip, which will serve as a middle [...]

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May 24, 2016

CRYORIG Reveals Pair of mITX Cases for Computex 2016 – OLA and TAKU

Today, CYRORIG the PC cooling company submitted their first entries into the highly competitive computer case market, revealing two new mini-ITX chassis, which bear some fairly unique design aspects.

CRYORIG UNVEILS ‘OLA’ and ‘TAKU’ ITX PC CASES

The first of the new cases, dubbed “OLA” features a very Mac Pro-like cylindrical design.  CRYORIG says the OLA is “designed to blend-in with your living room” meaning this chassis is being targeted at living room gamers, and the HTPC markets.

What’s most interesting about this is it is compatible with standard off-the-shelf PC components, including [...]

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May 20, 2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 May Feature a 256-bit Memory Bus

Thanks to a database entry on Zauba, the folks at WCCFTech have found possible new information regarding NVIDIA’s mainstream targeted GTX 1060 graphics card. The entry details a graphics card based on the Pascal GP106 GPU core, which is also thought to power NVIDIA’s Drive PX2. The listing states that the card will feature a 256-bit memory bus, which would double that of the GTX 1060’s predecessor, the GTX 960.

While there’s not much more information that can be gathered from this, it is definitely interesting, if the GTX 1060 does indeed feature a 256-bit memory bus, then you can likely expect a huge increase in performance compared to its [...]

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