News

Windows 11 Update Restores Performance in AMD Ryzen Processors

Several days ago, we found out that under Windows 11 some applications and games performed a few percentage points slower on AMD CPUs. This slow down was because of an issue with L3 cache latency increasing significantly and AMD’s “preferred core” not always preferentially scheduling threads on a processor’s fastest core. Microsoft and AMD have been hard at work behind the scenes readying an update to restore the lost performance. That day is here. Read More

Alphacool
Cooling

Alphacool Announces Eisbaer Pro Aurora Series AIO CPU Cooler

Today, Alphacool announced the Eisbaer Pro Aurora series All-In-One CPU cooler line-up. The Eisbaer Pro Aurora features a larger cooling plate and mounting system for compatibility with some of the largest CPUs on the market including AMD’s Threadripper, Intel’s LGA3647, LGA4189, as well as fitting the new LGA1700-based systems. Full copper NexXxoS ST30 radiators in 280 mm and 420 mm are available and feature quick-release couplings for expandability. For complete details, continue reading Alphacool’s press release. Read More

Memory

G.Skill Announces World's Fastest DDR5 Memory Kits

Today, G.Skill announced its newest Trident Z5 memory kits boasting the fastest DDR5 speeds to date. These kits run at a blistering 6600 MT/s with a low latency of CL36. For comparison, the base specification for DDR5 is 4800 MT/s at CL40. Pricing and availability are still unknown. Please continue reading G.Skill’s press release below for additional details. Read More

Corsair ELITE LCD Coolers
Cooling

Corsair Launches ELITE LCD AIO Liquid coolers

Yesterday, Corsair launched an ELITE LCD for many of its AIO liquid coolers. The iCUE ELITE LCD is available as an upgrade and is included in many of the ELITE series coolers. It features a 2.1″ IPS liquid crystal screen and displays various system statuses including temperature and clock speeds, or you can customize it with GIFs, videos, or images. The new ELITE AIO coolers include ML RGB ELITE fans featuring magnetic levitation bearings, addressable RGB LEDs, PWM control, and speeds up to 2,000 RPM. There are several models of ELITE coolers available so pricing varies but the upgrade kit for the LCD is $99.99 at the Corsair online store. Below is Corsair’s press release with additional information and links to the individual products. Read More

MSI MAG
Cooling

MSI Offers Free LGA1700 Mount For AIO Coolers

MSI announced a free AIO cooler mount upgrade for Intel’s upcoming LGA1700 socket. If you own the MPG CORELIQUID K Series and MAG CORELIQUID R Series, you will need the new mount. If you have the MEG Coreliquid S, MAG Coreliquid C, or MAG Coreliquid P series coolers, you are already set for LGA1700. For instructions to obtain your copy of the free upgrade, please read MSI’s press release below. Read More

MSI MPG Sekira 100R
Reviews

MSI MPG Sekira 100R Mid-Tower Case Review

Today, we take a look at MSI’s MPG Sekira 100R mid-tower chassis. This is the second review of a series of new MSI cases announced in August, the first being the MSI MPG Gungnir 110R. The Sekira 100R is a gaming chassis that provides a touch of class with its chrome edging, ARGB lighting, and tempered glass front and side panels. It shares many of the great features we loved in the Gungnir 110R with a different aesthetic and several new innovations that caught our attention. Conversely, if you prefer an RGB-less build, be sure to check out the Sekira 100P. It is the same chassis as the Sekira 100R, without all the flashy lights or tempered glass front panel. Read More

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5
Memory

G.Skill Announces Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 Ram Kits

Yesterday, G.Skill announced its latest flagship DDR5 ram, the Trident Z5, and Z5 RGB series. Designed specifically for the upcoming next-generation Intel CPUs, the Trident Z series is well known among PC enthusiasts and overclocking gurus. G.Skill is committed to maintaining the Trident Z reputation by utilizing Samsung ICs, highly regarded for high performance and overclocking ability. Three kits of both RGB and non-RGB will be available by November and have frequencies of 5600 MHz, 6000 Mhz, and 6400 MHz. Capacities are currently 32 GBs (16GBx2) per kit for the initial launch. Pricing has not been announced at this time. For additional details, please read G.Skill’s press release below. Read More

Memory

GeIL Polaris RGB SYNC DDR5 4800 MHz On Sale Now at Newegg

Yesterday, Newegg began listing GeIL Polaris RGB SYNC DDR5 4800 MHz ram kits for $350 before quickly going out of stock. The kits offered are available in red, black, or white and are packaged as a 32GB (2×16 GB) set. Newegg is getting a headstart before the launch of Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Core CPUs, which should be arriving in the coming weeks. Stay tuned as we will keep you posted as we receive more information.  Read More

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Memory

XPG Overclocks DDR5 to 8,118 MT/s

On Saturday, XPG announced it had successfully overclocked one of its DDR5-4800 MHz memory kits to an astonishing 8,118 MT/s. This marks the first DDR5 memory kit to be overclocked to such a high speed and shows XPG’s dedication to the overclocking community. The XPG ram used to accomplish this great feat featured SK Hynix DRAM modules with the CAS# Latency loosened to 50 clocks. That’s only 8 clocks lower than one of its JEDEC specifications. Below is XPG’s announcement. Read More

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News

Windows 11 Launched Today: A New Era Begins

Today marks the beginning of a new era for Microsoft as it has launched Windows 11. Windows 11 is designed for gamers, developers, and content creators and is offered as a free upgrade for qualifying Windows 10 users and in new Windows 11 PCs. To find out if your system is compatible and eligible for the free upgrade, check out the PC Health Check app.  If you’d like to try it out, the Windows 11 installation media is linked here. Continue reading the complete press release below to see if Windows 11 is right for you. Read More