EVGA X570 DARK
Motherboards

EVGA launches X570 Dark Motherboard for AMD Ryzen

Yesterday, EVGA launched the X570 Dark E-ATX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. This marks EVGA’s first AMD motherboard since the Athlon 64 era (yes, it really HAS been that long!). The EVGA website lists the board for $689.99. While this is a high price point, we feel there will be more than a few enthusiasts willing to pay for this rare overclocking beast.  The X570 Dark incorporates unique features such as a rotated socket and DIMM slots as well as  90° connectors for the ATX, EPS, and SATA connectors which helps with cable management. It also features two-way SLI capability (rare on AMD platforms), dual Intel 2.5 Gigabit NICs, and eight fan headers (2x 3A Pump, 2x CPU PWM, & 4x PWM/DC). For more details please continue reading EVGA’s official press release below. Read More

News

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 21.9.2 Driver Update

Fresh on the heels of Adrenalin 21.9.1 driver from a week ago, AMD released 21.9.2 yesterday with support for the newly released World War Z: Aftermath, New World, and Diablo 2: Resurrected (set to release September 23rd). In addition to the new game support, there are several fixed issues including improvements to Radeon Software. Read AMD’s Release Notes below for all the details as well as links to download the new driver. Read More

NVIDIA
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Nvidia Releases GeForce Game Ready Driver 472.12 WHQL

In preparation for the October 5th Windows 11 launch, Nvidia has released its latest driver, GeForce Game Ready 472.12. In addition to Windows 11 compatibility, the new driver provides optimized support for DirectX 12 Ultimate and enhancements to SDR games utilizing Microsoft Auto HDR. Optimizations have also been added for the following games; Alan Wake Remastered, Deathloop, Diablo II: Resurrected, Far Cry 6, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Industria, New World, and World War Z Aftermath. For more details, please read the Nvidia press release below. Read More

Memory

G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-5066 MHz Review

Intel’s newly released Z590 chipset offers a few advancements over previous platforms, but perhaps the most influential is its memory overclocking capabilities. The changes Intel made to the memory controller frequency, have enabled companies like G.Skill to offer XMP ratings of 4800 MHz and above for mainstream motherboards. Today we’re testing and overclocking one such newly released product. The Trident Z Royal Elite comes with a whopping 5066 MHz XMP rating. We’re pretty excited to show you G.Skill’s latest release, so follow along as we break down what we liked and didn’t like. Read More

Lian Li Q58 SFF Chassis
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Lian Li Launches the Stylish Q58 mITX Chassis

Today, Lian Li announced the Q58 SFF chassis, a 14.5-liter mITX case with excellent versatility. It has the capability to house a triple-slot GPU up to 320 mm long and a 240 mm or 280 mm AIO cooler. Users are not limited to SFX power supplies either as the Q58 supports both SFX or ATX PSUs. Currently available at Newegg in black for $129.99 or white for $139.99. Below is Lian Li’s press release with the full specifications. Read More

Intel
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Intel Z690 Chipset for 12th Gen Alder Lake Leaked

Recently, an image of an Intel Z690 chipset was leaked by a member of the Chiphell forums. The Z690 will be the foundation for the next generation of Intel motherboards. It is significantly larger than the current Z590 chipset, but how that will affect its performance remains to be seen. Launch for these next-generation products are expected around November 19th, but that is not set in stone. Read More

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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 21.9.1 Driver Update

Yesterday, AMD released its Radeon Adrenalin 21.91.1 driver update. This update adds a new auto overclocking feature for Ryzen 5000 series CPUs as well as 6000 series GPUs. Support for Windows 11 is also included as well as support for Deathloop, Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta, and AMD’s S.A.M. for 5000 Series GPUs. Below is a list of AMD’s highlights, fixed bugs, known bugs, and compatibilities. Read More

Corsair MP600 PRO XT
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Corsair Launches MP600 PRO XT PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD

Today, Corsair launched the MP600 PRO XT SSD, adding to the already extensive MP600 line-up. A PCIe 4.0 NVMe, the MP600 PRO XT features sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,100 MB/s and 6,800 MB/s respectively. Utilizing 3D TLC NAND technology, it is available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB models. Pricing ranges from $199.99 for the 1 TB model up to a ‘you gotta be kidding me’ sticker price of $989.99 for the 4 TB. You can purchase these at the Corsair online web store now, and soon will be available at any store that carries Corsair products. Below is Corsair’s official press release. Read More

JBL Quantum 350 Wireless
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JBL Announces Quantum 350 Wireless Gaming Headset

Yesterday, JBL announced the Quantum 350 Wireless Gaming Headset. Utilizing lossless 2.4G wireless technology, the Quantum 350 liberates you from the constraints of traditional wired headsets. Powered by a pair of 40 mm drivers, the rechargeable battery is reported to provide 22 hours of playback. JBL’s Quantum 350 Wireless is available for $99.95 at all retailers that sell JBL products. Here is the press release. Read More