Noctua LGA1700 Mounting Upgrade
Cooling

Noctua Offers Free LGA1700 Mounting Upgrades

Today, Noctua announced a free-of-charge CPU cooler mount upgrade program for Intel’s upcoming LGA1700 socket. This upgrade will include nearly all Noctua coolers sold since 2005. Due to severe compatibility issues, the NH-L9i is one of the only coolers not covered under this offer. Proof of purchase for both the Noctua cooler and either an Intel LGA1700 CPU or LGA1700 motherboard will be required to receive this offer.  You can find these at the Noctua website once the CPUs and motherboards go on sale. Here is Noctua’s press release. Read More

Memory

PNY Announces XLR8 Gaming DDR5 4800Mhz Desktop Memory

Today, PNY announced its XLR8 Gaming DDR5 4800 MHz desktop memory. DDR5 signifies the next major leap in PC memory advancement with its low voltage requirements and increased JEDEC standard speeds. As with all DDR5 memory kits, these include an on-module PMIC (Power Management IC) reducing the load from the motherboards voltage regulators. Availability is expected around the fourth quarter of 2021 but there is still no word on pricing. Here is PNY’s official press release. Read More

Biostar Z590A-Silver
Motherboards

Biostar Announces Z590A-Silver Motherboard

Today, Biostar announced the new Z590A-Silver motherboard designed for 10th and 11th generation Intel Core processors. Advertised as a highly versatile and robust motherboard, the Z590A-Silver features native PCIe 4.0 including M.2 Gen4, up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory,  and a proprietary 14-phase power design. Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time. Please continue reading for additional information and specs from the Biostar press release. Read More

Alphacool ES Flow Sensor
Cooling

Alphacool Announces ES Flow Sensor, Thermal Paste, and More

Today, Alphacool announced the ES flow and temperature sensor, Rise thermal paste, and Alphatube HF clear tubing. The ES flow and temperature sensor is extremely compact to fit anywhere along your cooling loop. The Rise thermal paste has a heat transfer rating of 6W/mK and is non-conductive. Alphacool also now offers its Alphatube HF PVC tubing in ultra-clear as an accompaniment to its current options. These products are all readily available at alphacool.com. Alphacool’s press release below lists all the specs including prices. Read More

Cooling

Phanteks announces T30 120mm Fan and Glacier One 240 T30 AIO

Today, Phanteks announced its all-new T30 120 mm fan alongside an update to the already popular Glacier One series AIO CPU coolers. The new T30 120 mm fan ($29.99) features a mode switch that allows the user to select between three different fan configurations including Advanced Mode, Performance Mode, and Hybrid Mode. The Advanced Mode option is for extreme performance and allows the fan to spin up to 3000 RPM. The Performance Mode setting is used to accomplish a balance between performance and noise with a maximum fan speed of 2000 RPM. Finally, the Hybrid mode furthers noise reduction by allowing the fan to remain at 0 RPM until the PWM signal reaches 50%. The top speed for Hybrid Mode is set to 1200 RPM. The Glacier One 240 T30 AIO CPU Cooler ($169.99) adds a pair of T30 120 mm fans to the already famous Glacier One AIO cooler. Below are some highlights from the Phanteks press release and product information sheets. Read More

News

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 471.68 WHQL Update

Earlier this week Nvidia released its latest GeForce Game Ready Driver 471.68 WHQL. This update provides support for several new games including Naraka:Bladepoint, Psychonauts2, and Back 4 Blood Open Beta. There are also multiple fixes and additional compatibility with some newly validated G-SYNC displays. Below are Nvidia’s highlights as well as product compatibility. Read More

News

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 Driver Update

AMD has just released the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 driver update in conjunction with the launch of the (not so anticipated) AMD RX 6600 XT series graphics cards. The latest driver provides support for the new GPUs as well as a fix for a crash issue that has been documented with the game The Medium. Below are the highlights for this update as well as AMD’s download link. Read More

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme
Motherboards

ASUS Unveils X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard

In a surprise turn of events on Friday, ASUS revealed the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme E-ATX motherboard. For Asus, this marks a return to the Extreme designator for AMD boards and is the latest flagship supplanting the Formula series. The ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme supports all modern Ryzen CPUs (2000 series and newer) and APUs (2000 G Series and newer) and features an 18+2 phase VRM design with 90A power stages, microfine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors. Pricing and availability have not been released at this time, but we’ll keep you posted. Below are additional specifications taken from the ASUS website. Read More