ASRock just announced its partnership with Razer and developed the ASRock Taichi Razer Edition line of motherboards. This marks the world’s first motherboard that is natively integrated with Razer Chroma RGB lighting. Designed for competitive gamers and power-hungry users, it will be available in both X570 and B550 flavors. Both Taichi Razer Edition motherboards feature 16 power phases, Killer Ethernet 3100, and Killer Wi-Fi AX1650. MSRP for the X570 Taichi Razer Edition is $399 and the B550 variant is $299.
Alphacool announces the Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A series water blocks for the Radeon RX 6800/6800XT Gaming X Trio and Sapphire RX 6800XT Nitro+ graphics cards. These acrylic, full-coverage blocks, feature a solid nickel-plated copper cold plate for maximum cooling and durability. An aluminum backplate is included and improves stability as well as cooling. This marks the first set of waterblocks from Alphacool for the 6000 series GPU’s, but we can expect more to come in the near future. Here is the press release from Alphacool.
Our next review will cover the MSI RTX 3080 Suprim X (pronounced /so͞oˈprēm/, like Supreme). The Suprim X lineup resides above the Gaming X cards relegating those SKUs to second in front of the Ventus line. The new GPU series features dual BIOS capability, a new Twin Frozr 2S heat sink, higher TGP than the Gaming X Trio line, and robust power delivery to support the additional power draw.
The XPG group, a division of ADATA, is best known for its excellent solid state drives and memory modules. The XPG Invader represents the first PC chassis to come to the market for Xtreme Performance Group. As such, they opted to manufacture “a sleek and versatile mid-tower chassis that sports a tool-less design, high-airflow layout, and a front RGB downlight that can be personalized with the XPG Prime™ ARGB Combo Controller.”
AMD is back and there has been plenty of excitement building over the last few months. We have seen many unofficial leaks floating around the internet showing RX 6800 GPUs, also known as “Big Navi” hitting new highs and trading blows with Nvidia’s RTX GPUs. This is good news for Radeon graphics as it’s been some time since AMD has had a serious contender to take the GPU performance crown from team green.
Phanteks has just announced the Glacier G30 Strix water block and backplate. As the name implies, the new block is designed specifically for the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. It features a nickel-plated copper cold plate with an acrylic top and trimmed out with either black or chrome aluminum cover plates. A fully functional backplate is also available and comes equipped with multiple thermal pads strategically placed over the RAM and VRM to efficiently cool these components.
Fractal Designs has just announced the launch of two new Meshify series cases, the Meshify 2 and the Meshify 2 XL. Adding increased flexibility, both models feature an adaptable dual-layer interior and increased airflow options. The Meshify 2 is a Mid-tower design capable of housing an EATX motherboard while the XL is a full-size tower capable of fitting SSI-EEB server-class motherboards.
Alphacool launched three new Nvidia 3000 series water blocks for its Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N series. All three are said to provide exceptional cooling due to their nickel-plated copper cold plate and functional aluminum backplate. The new blocks are engineered to be compatible with the INNO3D RTX 3070, Gigabyte’s RTX 3080 Eagle, 3090 Eagle, 3080 Gaming, and finally an RTX 3090 Founders Edition.
G.Skill has just updated its Trident Z Neo DDR4 memory for the upcoming Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. Optimized for extreme frequency, low latency, and high capacity, there are three sets to choose from. The high-speed kits are rated for speeds up to DDR4-4000Mhz with timings set to CL16-19-19-39 32GB (16GBx2). For ultra-low latency, there is the DDR4-3800 CL14-16-16-36 32GB (16GBx2)set. If high capacity is your thing, the new Trident Z Neo also offers a DDR4-4000 CL18-22-22-42 64GB (32GBx2) kit. As with all G.Skill memory, these will come with a limited lifetime warranty. Continue reading for more about the updated G.Skill Trident Z Neo.