On Friday, Swiftech announced their newest reference R9 Fury and FuryX card water cooling solution, the Komodo-R9 FuryX Eco. Other than sporting good looks, this waterblock serves the practical purpose of cooling the GPU as well as other hot-spots like the memory and MOSFETS. Swiftech claims that a more holistic approach to video card cooling should lead to improved stability during the course of overclocking.
HyperX sent along their latest press release today, which announces new DDR3L and DDR4 SO-DIMM memory kits. The new HyperX Fury DDR3L kits are offered in speeds of 1600 MHz and 1866 MHz with capacities ranging from 4 GB up to 16 GB. Single module or dual-channel kits are available. The HyperX Impact DDR4 SO-DIMMs are being offered in speeds up to 2666 MHz and capacities up to 16 GB. Kits of two, or single modules are available. Here is the press release we received.
Have you ever considered purchasing a graphics card with the idea of adding it to your water cooling loop at a later time? Do you shudder at the thought of disassembling a graphics card to to install a water block? The ASUS ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti gives you the best of both worlds with its proprietary DirectCU H2O cooler. The DirectCU H2O cooler combines an effective air cooling solution with a GPU water block all in one package.
It has been a few weeks since the big guns in AMD’s Fiji line were released in late June (24th). The water cooled and flagship Fury X and the Fury blasted on to the scene with kudos and boo’s alike, similar to nearly all product releases. When these cards came out, its ‘little’ brother, the Nano wasn’t anywhere to be found and wasn’t due to be released for a short while after that. But the time is drawing closer now and we have some specifications and information on the card we can share with your this morning!
Today, we will get a chance to see a budget gaming card from NVIDA – the GTX 950. MSI put their own twist on the GTX 950 by adding their Twin Frozr V cooler, beefed up components, and some factory overclocking out of the box making it superior to the reference cards. Get comfortable as we go through the specifications and performance of the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G!
EVGA was on their game and had Skylake/Z170 platform motherboards ready on launch day. Initial Z170 chipset offerings from EVGA include the mini-ITX Stinger, the FTW, and today’s review sample – the Classified. The EVGA Z170 Classified is complete with all the latest technologies the Skylake/Z170 platform has to offer and supports true 4-way SLI using up to four NVIDIA graphics cards. It all looks great on paper, but let’s go find out for ourselves!
In our continuing series of reviews on Z170 based motherboards (got to love when new CPUs are released!), GIGABYTE has kindly sent us a board for the masses in their Z170X Gaming 7. The Gaming 7 motherboard falls second in line of their G1 Gaming lineup with the G1 being the flagship, and the Gaming 5 and Gaming 3 below it. The G1 Gaming series (it’s a popular trend now to group motherboards for their intended use) uses a unique theme of black, red and white to set it apart from their overclocking SOC series (typically orange and black), and their regular line.
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) event begins today, and we have the first of what is likely be many news releases to share. Kingston will be showing off it’s new DDR4 memory and give people a sneak peek at their upcoming NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD during IDF 2015. Here is the press release we received this morning.
Noctua has released its NH-D15S to stand alongside its NH-D15. The NH-D15 is a huge heatsink, a full 15cm wide. The NH-D15S looks like the D15’s twin, also 15cm wide. Where do the two differ? The NH-D15S is moved over to make more room for the first PCIe slot, and it comes with one fan, not two – this keeps the price down.