Intel Z790 Series Motherboard Announcement Roundup

Intel’s latest Z790 series motherboards were announced yesterday. This article will highlight some of the major manufacturers’ recent news releases. Included are snippets of press releases from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Links are also added if you would like additional information about individual products or the entire series.


G.SKILL Announces DDR5-6800 and DDR5-6400 Trident Z5 RGB Memory Kits

G.Skill has announced two new DDR5 kits in the Trident Z5 RGB series. The first is DDR5-6800 CL32 2x16GB which pairs a high frequency with a relatively low CAS latency. The second set is a DDR5-6400 CL32 2x32GB kit offering higher capacity while maintaining high speeds. As with all Trident Z5 RGB memory, overclocking and performance are the top priorities. Pricing is not mentioned in this press release, but availability is expected in October of this year.

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Colorful Introduces RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Series GPUs

Colorful introduced its GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Vulcan, Neptune, and NB EX series graphics cards. Built on Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace architecture the next generation of RTX cards is reported to provide massive performance boosts over the current generation. Colorful is also announcing its latest version of iGame Center, providing an all-in-one application for hardware monitoring, overclocking, and RGB control. Availability and pricing have yet to be announced so for now we will have to settle for some brief specifications for each series.

MSI A1000G PCIe 5.0 PSU

MSI MPG A1000G PCIe 5.0 1000W Power Supply Overview

MSI was kind enough to loan us its latest version of the popular A1000G PCIE5 power supply. In this overview, we take a look at the features and specifications of the new PCIe 5.0-capable power supply. With Intel’s current 12th Gen Core processors and the soon-to-launch Intel 13th Gen and AMD’s Ryzen4 AM5 CPUs, PCIE5 will finally become the mainstream connector for high-end GPUs and NVMe SSDs. We start by looking at the specifications table.


EVGA Severs Ties with Nvidia, Will Not Produce Graphics Cards

In a stunning announcement through popular media, EVGA announced they have severed ties with Nvidia and will not make graphics cards for the chip giant. A couple of days ago, several media were invited to the EVGA facility for a meeting in which they shared the news. If you’ve watched any of these videos, you already know the reason why… a strained relationship with Nvidia.


Corsair Announces K100 Air RGB Wireless Keyboard

Corsair has announced the K100 AIR RGB wireless keyboard. At just 17 mm thick, Corsair is touting it as the thinnest keyboard EVER. It features a brushed aluminum frame and Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile mechanical key switches. The K100 AIR can connect with your PC or MAC in three ways: Corsair’s SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, low-latency Bluetooth, or wired via USB that enables 8,000Hz hyper-polling for the most responsive gaming performance. If the RGB glow is high on your list, the K100 AIR has you covered. It is fully compatible with Corsair iCUE and can play up to 20 RGB lighting layers at once thanks to Corsair AXON Hyper-Processing Technology. The release date is set for October 4th and will be available on the Corsair website and everywhere that normally carries Corsair products. Below is Corsair’s press release along with links for additional information. 


AMD Announced New Mobile Processor Naming Strategy

AMD has announced a new naming scheme for its mobile processors for 2023 and beyond. Going forward AMD will utilize a number coding system that is simple and logical. Each of the four digits plus a trailing letter indicates its model year, market segment, architecture, feature isolation, and form factor (i.e. TDP). Below you will find AMD’s highly informative breakdown of how this works and why they decided it was time for a change. 


HyperX Announces Cloud Stinger 2 Headset and Clutch Wireless Controller

HyperX is having its 20th birthday celebration sale and has announced its new Cloud Stinger 2 headset and Clutch Wireless Controller. The Cloud Stinger 2 offers a new look from the original and is highly affordable at only $50. The Clutch Controller is compatible with your Android mobile device or PC via Bluetooth, the included receiver, and USB-C to USB-A cable. The HyperX Clutch is also available for just $50. For more details read HyperX’s press release below and follow the included links.