The XPG product line from ADATA has a new family member in the newly released SPECTRIX D45G DDR4 modules. They’re a strong offering in the RGB memory space with high XMP ratings and budget-conscious price tags. It seems like just yesterday that an XMP rating of 4400 MHz would cost you upwards of $300, and that was without the added RGB element. But today’s review item offers that speed at a super-competitive price point of just $149.99. We obtained a test sample, and we’re going to put this budget memory to the test.
Today, be quiet! announced a free upgrade mounting kit for socket LGA1700 for several of its existing CPU coolers. To receive this upgrade kit, you simply need to provide proof of purchase for one of the listed be quiet! coolers and either an LGA1700 motherboard or Intel 12th Gen Core-i processor. Once verified, be quiet! will ship the new mounting kit to you free of charge. If you are unable to provide a valid receipt, all is not lost as you can buy the kit for a low cost of $6.38. The official press release below contains the link to participate as well as the list of included CPU coolers.
For the last seven years, Silicon Lottery seeded the overclocking community with CPU binning and delidding services. As we here at Overclockers.com all know, achieving useful overclocks on Intel and AMD CPUs has become far less productive of late. Add in Intel’s use of soldered TIM rather than a polymer TIM for the past three generations, there just isn’t enough meat left on the bone for Silicon Lottery to help the community. So the owners have decided to shut down operations with the following statement…
Yesterday, Onebot, a subsidiary of Colorful, launched the Onebot M24A1 All-In-One professional-grade PC. Powered by an Intel Core i5-11400 processor and 16 GB of DDR4 memory, the M24A1 provides all the power of a desktop PC without the clutter. The integrated monitor utilizes a 23.8 inch IPS FHD (1080p) display powered by Intel’s UHD 730 Graphics. MSRP lists for only $759, however, availability is still unknown. Below is Colorful’s press release with complete specifications.
MSI is well known for its motherboards, graphics cards, and power supplies, but what about its PC cases? Yes, they do make PC cases. A few weeks ago, we reported that MSI had released many new USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C equipped cases. In turn, MSI has submitted several of these chassis for review. The first in this series of reviews will be the MSI MPG GUNGNIR 110R. It’s been over eight years since I’ve had my hands on an MSI case, so I’m excited to see what MSI has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.