XPG, a leader in performance gaming equipment, announced three new peripherals to expand your gaming experience. The Precog S Gaming Headset features 50mm drivers, an auto-adjusting headband, and rotatable earcups. Next up is XPG’s Slingshot Gaming Mouse geared toward those looking for the best bang for the buck. It features a lightweight exoskeleton, a braided cord, and a PMW 3360 optical sensor. Finally, the Battleground L Gaming Mouse Pad is made of a premium microfiber glide surface with stitched edging which is ideal for optical or laser mice. The Battleground L measures 420 mm x 335 mm (16.5 x 13.1 inches) providing a larger surface than standard mouse pads. Pricing and availability are listed below in XPG’s official press release.
G.Skill just announced the new Trident Z5 NEO and Flare X5 series DDR5 RAM. Both series have been engineered specifically with AM5 compatibility for peak out-of-the-box performance when paired with an AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU. Utilizing AMD’s new EXPO technology, you can push your system further than previous generations keeping simplicity at the forefront. Both models will be offered in 2 x 16 GB and 2x 32 GB kits with base frequencies of 5600 MHz and 6000 MHz. Availability is expected in September of this year, though pricing is not yet released.
V-Color pleasantly surprised us with the latest memory kit review sample, The Manta XSky, rated at DDR5-6600 and even arrived with an engraved Overclockers logo! The memory kit is remarkable on the outside but also the inside. V-Color is not afraid of product quality as one of the first memory brands to release DDR5-6600 in the wild. V-Color made some significant steps in the last few years, showing that good products don’t have to be expensive and nowadays have no problems competing with well-known brands. Also, overclockers noticed that the V-Color products have potential and are even used for competitive benchmarking.
A proper thermal paste application is an important part of getting the best temperatures possible for your cooling solution. Too much or too little can lead to higher than expected readings and reduce the already little headroom there is to overclock these processors. With the imminent release of AMD’s new processor, according to popular Twitter leaker @momomo_us and confirmed on the website, Noctua is ahead of the curve in updating its NT-H2 (and potentially their other TIMs) usage instructions by adding the AMD AM5 processors to the “small” CPU type.
Thermaltake has recently released the SWAFAN 12/14 RGB Series fans. With an innovative swappable fan blade, the SWAFAN can reverse the airflow direction. This allows the added benefit of keeping the RGB lighting facing the direction you choose. Our friends at Techpowerup have recently reviewed the new SWAFAN, and though they did not perform as well as hoped on radiators, they should serve well as case cooling fans. They are available in 120 mm or 140 mm and are sold in packs of three for $119.99 and $129.99, respectively. If the sticker price hasn’t scared you away, continue reading Thermaltake’s press release below for complete details.
With AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs launching near the end of September, Alphacool is getting ahead of the game by announcing complete AM5 compatibility with its entire line-up of CPU coolers and All-In-One coolers. This is great news for everyone that is currently using an AM4-compatible cooler or if you are looking to upgrade but were worried about AM5 compatibility. Below is Alphacool’s brief press release.
Today’s review presents the XPG Caster RGB which is the latest ADATA DDR5 memory series. The tested memory kit has a 32GB capacity and is rated at 6400MT/s, which makes it one of the fastest options on the market. The memory kit perfectly meets the needs of gamers and computer enthusiasts who want the best performance and exceptional design with RGB illumination.
AMD has recently released the Adrenalin Edition 22.8.1 GPU driver. This update includes support for Marvel’s Spider-man Remastered, Thymesia, and Radeon™ Boost using Variable Rate Shading for Halo Infinite. Improvements to the Enhanced Sync are also said to provide better system stability. Several bug fixes are also included with this update. For a complete compatibility list and download link please read AMD’s press release below.
Alphacool has just announced a new CPU water block, the Core XP3 Brass. Based on the popular Core XP³, the XP³ Brass consists of a nickel-plated copper cold plate and brass top. The Core XP3 is also said to be thinner than the competitor’s blocks. Designed for all current enthusiast-grade CPUs, you can be confident that it will fit your system. MSRP is $46.50. Below is Alphacool’s official press release.