Cooling

Alphacool Launches Rise Aurora 120mm PWM ARGB Fan

Today, Alphacool launched the Rise Aurora 120 mm PWM fan. This high-speed fan features a sleeve-bearing with a rated speed of 2500RPM capable of producing 118 m3h of airflow and 3.17 mm/H2O of static pressure. These impressive numbers do come at the cost of noise as the Rise Aurora 120 mm generates 31.5 dB(A) at its maximum speed. To help control the noise it is fitted with a PWM connector with 0% PWM functionality so your motherboard can tame this beast when its full power isn’t needed. Additionally, it features 20 addressable RGB LEDs to provide a beautiful array of lighting.  Currently available on the Alphacool website for $19.45 the Rise Aurora is bound to be a success. Here is the press release from Alphacool. Read More

News

Nvidia Releases GeForce Game Ready Driver 471.11 WHQL

Nvidia just released its latest Game Ready Driver, 471.11 WHQL, which provides additional support and optimizations for Doom Eternal, LEGO Builder’s Journey, and the latest update to Rust. Support for four new G-Sync capable monitors is included in this patch as well as fixes to known issues. To see if your Nvidia graphics card is compatible with GRD 471.11 continue reading Nvidia’s press release. Read More

News

AMD Release Radeon Adrenalin 21.6.1 with FidelityFX Super Resolution

Today, AMD launched Radeon Adrenalin 21.6.1 along with FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS technology. This latest Adrenalin patch adds support for the new RX 6800M mobile graphics, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, and FidelityFX Super Resolution. As usual, they also included fixes for several known bugs. Below are the highlights for the new Adrenalin patch. Read More

Cooling

Noctua releases NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler and A12x25 LS-PWM 120mm Fan

Noctua recently released the NH-P1 passive CPU cooler and NF-A12x25 LS-PWM low-speed 120mm fan. The much anticipated passive cooler is designed to cool modern high-end processors using only natural heat convection or typical case airflow using its six heat pipes and loads of engineering. The NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan is designed to assist the cooler in a semi-passive configuration. The PWM function allows the fan to stop during lower loads or rotate up to 1200 RPM under high loads. At full speed, it produces only 12.1 dB. The NH-P1 cooler is listed for $109.90 while the A12x25 LS-PWM fan is $29.90 and is currently available through Amazon. Here is the press release for Noctua. Read More

News

G.Skill Announces Z5i Mini-ITX Pentagonal SFF Chassis

G.Skill just announced the Z5i Mini-ITX pentagonal-shaped chassis. This uniquely styled small form factor case features a pair of contoured tempered glass panels enclose the left, front, and right sides, and a dual-chamber design that allows for up to 280 mm of radiator space. Pricing and availability are not yet available. Below is G.Skill’s official press release. Read More

Cooling

Phanteks Releases Glacier G30 Aorus Water Cooler for RTX 30 Series

Today, Phanteks released the Glacier G30 Aorus water block for Gigabyte’s Aorus RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Master and Xtreme GPUs. These full-cover water blocks feature a nickel-plated copper plate with an aluminum backplate for increased thermal transfer. Color options are either black anodized or chrome and the price is $200 and $209 respectively. Read the press release below for complete details. Read More

Cooling

EK Unveils Vector Water Blocks for Aorus Master 6000 Series GPUs

Today, EKWB unveiled the EK-Quantum Vector Master water blocks for Gigabytes Aorus Master RX 6800XT and RX 6900XT Graphics cards. They feature a nickel-plated electrolytic copper cooling plate and are available in either clear acrylic or a solid black POM acetal. Currently, these are only available in Slovenia and Europe as a pre-order but should hit the rest of the world shortly. Pricing for the Acetal version is $195 while the Acrylic model is $200. Additionally, EKWB is selling aluminum backplates separately for these water blocks and are available in anodized black or nickel-plated. See below for EKWB’s press release. Read More

Memory

G.SKILL Announces Adding DDR4-4000 CL14 to Trident Z Royal Elite Series

Today, G.Skill announced the addition of DDR4-4000 CL14 and DDR4-3600 CL14 kits to its highly popular Trident Z Royal Elite Series. These new kits feature capacities of 2x 8 GB and 2x16GB for the 4000 MHz set and will range all the way up to 8×16 GB 3600 MHz kits. While pricing has not been disclosed at this time, availability is slated for later this month. Below is G.Skill’s press release. Read More

Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review
Memory

Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

If you’ve read our recent memory reviews, then you know we’ve been exploring the performance and overclocking characteristics of Samsung-based dual-rank memory modules. It’s been an enlightening dive down the performance rabbit hole, but the high price of those kits means that they’re out of reach for the average user. So, are dual-rank memory kits only for those with deep pockets? The new XPOWER Zenith kit from Silicon Power proves that you can have 32 GB of dual-rank magic and have money left to spend elsewhere.  Read More