Memory

G.SKILL Memory is The Most Used DDR4 For Breaking AMD Vermeer OC Records

Today, G.Skill proudly announced that a whopping 51 AMD Vermeer overclocking records were accomplished (in part) by its TridentZ and Ripjaws DDR4 memory. A few notable records include Lucky_n00b’s 6.123Ghz with a Ryzen 7 5600x, Shar0750’s sub-2sec WPrime32 run with a Ryzen 7 5800X, and Splave’s 118873 score on Geekbench 3 Multi-core with a Ryzen 9 5950X.  Below is the official press release from G.Skill along with all 51 records held at Hwbot. Read More

Cooling

XPG Launches Levante 360 All-in-One Liquid Cooler

Today, XPG Launched the second generation of its All-in-One liquid cooler, the XPG Levante 360. The new AIO uses Asetek’s 7th generation pump and a large 360mm radiator and a ‘thermally optimized’ copper plate with 0.15 mm-thin microchannels to dissipate the heat. XPG equipped the Levante 360 with three Dual Ring 120mm fans (40K hours at 40°C MTBF) to move air through the radiator. Each fan sports twenty RGBs along with the pump cap that is also lit up with RGB lighting. Read More

News

Phanteks announces Evolv Shift 2 and Shift 2 Air mITX Chassis

Phanteks has just announced the next evolutionary phase of the mITX Shift case with its new Evolv Shift 2 and Evolv Shift 2 Air. This unique, vertical form factor has proven to be highly successful at creating an ultra-compact foot print. The new Shift 2 and Shift 2 Air will feature D-RGB lighting, concealed rear I/O, and GPU support up to a 2.9 slot cooler. The Shift 2 Air will employ fabric mesh side panels for maximum air flow, while the Shift 2 utilizes a pair of tempered glass side panels. The Shift 2 retails for $99.99, while the Shift 2 Air sells for $109.99. Here are some highlights from the press release. Read More

News

COLORFUL Launches GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Series Graphics Cards

Colorful launched a new line of RTX 3060Ti graphics cards on December 1st. There are a total of four cards in this series for Colorful with the iGame GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Vulcan OC 10G-V being its flagship. The other three consist of the iGame GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Advanced OC 10G-V, iGame GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Ultra OC 10G-V, and GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Ultra W OC 10G-V. They share the same 4864 CUDA cores, 1410 Mhz base clock, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory. Boasting boost clocks of up to 1815 Mhz is what will separate the Vulcan from the others, each achieving a slightly different boost. Naturally, aesthetics are another major variation. A complete list of specifications and pricing are listed below. Read More

Memory

XPG Spectrix D50 Extreme DDR4: Elite Memory for Serious Enthusiasts

With DDR5 on the horizon, we have entered into the final phase of DDR4 DRAM IC production. Lately, speedy XMP profiles have emerged such as 4400 CL16 and 3800 CL14, which are a far cry from the early days of DDR4. Not to be out shadowed, companies like Micron and SK Hynix have been pushing the high-frequency limit and making great advancements there as well. Today we have the opportunity to test one such memory kit that’s pushing the high-frequency limits. ADATA sent us their Spectrix D50 Extreme, which has an incredible XMP rating of 5000 MHz CL19. Read More

Reviews

MSI RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio Review: Best Value 4k/60fps Gaming

Today we’ll take an in-depth look at MSI’s RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio. This is the first Ampere based GPU with more of a mainstream price at $399 for reference models and xxxx MSRP for the Gaming X Trio we are testing today. The Gaming X GPU series still features the new Tri Frozr 2 thermal design, a custom PCB with a graphene backplate, RGB LEDs, and a robust power delivery system.  Let’s dive in and see how our first RTX 3060 Ti measures up! Read More