Corsair has just launched its latest ATX 3.0 power supply, the RMx SHIFT series. Featuring side-mounted connectors, the RMx SHIFT brings a whole new level of innovation, allowing easy access when mounted in a traditional tower chassis. The RMx SHIFT series PSUs have an 80-Plus Gold rating, ATX 3.0 certification (native 12VHPWR connector) and are available up to 1200 Watts, making them ready for any modern build. Corsair’s press release below states immediate availability, but we could not locate any pricing or availability at the time of this article.
AMD has released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 23.1.2 which is exclusively for the RX 7900 series GPUs. This new driver update adds support for the newly released FORSPOKEN game. Also included in this patch are several fixed issues with failures to launch with Windows 11, poor performance with the SpaceEngine game, and graphics issues in the Emergency 4 game. If you are one of the few users with an AMD RX 7900 series card and are experiencing these issues this driver version should help with your sanity. Additional details are below along with a download link.
Nvidia released its GeForce Game Ready 528.24 WHQL update recently. This latest iteration includes DLSS3 support for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Hitman 3, and Deliver Us Mars. Several fixes for Adobe Photoshop have also been implemented. Additional information and download links have been provided in Nvidia’s release notes below.
Noctua has just launched its new NH-L9a-AM5 low-profile CPU cooler. Designed specifically for AMD’s latest Ryzen CPUs, these ultra-low profile coolers are only 37 mm tall and are perfect for Small Form Factor (SFF) builds. It comes available in the traditional Noctua brown and tan colors or in the newer chromax.black option. Priced at just under $45 these are exceptional coolers for the price. You can get yours now at Amazon or wherever you normally buy your Noctua products. Below is Noctua’s official press release.
Alphacool has announced its Core Distro Plates for all custom water-cooling enthusiasts. Constructed of clear acrylic with chrome-plated brass fittings and addressable RGB lighting, the new Core Distro Plates are sure to look fantastic in your next build. Four variants are available with two offerings in 240 mm and two in 360 mm sizes each compatible with VPP/D5 water pumps. Pricing starts at $172.86 and is available on Alphacool’s website. For complete details, see Alphacool’s press release below.
One of our next stops at the Bellagio is Phanteks, who had a slew of items to show off in the suite. One of the first things, and a major theme of CES 2023, are white builds. So they had an all-white build (Phanteks NV7) with their white D30-120 fans and blocks. They also showed off their Eclipse series chassis, 2nd-gen Glacier Series AIOs and water blocks, Polar Series air coolers, and finally, the Revolt SFX 850W Power supply.
In a recent press release, EKWB announced an all-new direct die cooling solution for Intel’s 12th and 13th-generation Core processors. Direct Die Cooling (DDC) requires the user to remove the Integrated Heat Sink (IHS) from the processor and then replace the Thermal Interface Material (TIM). The direct die cooler is then installed without the IHS and can significantly improve temperatures. EKWB’s DDC kits come with an EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB (Limited Edition or Nickel and Plexi) CPU water block, delidding tool, EK-Exact Mount and ILM replacement die guard, Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid metal, and two foams for preventing liquid metal spillage. Pricing is not as bad as you might think with the Nickel and Plexi kit coming in at just under $300 before tax and shipping. Pre-ordering has already begun and shipping is expected to start in mid-February 2023. For complete details and pricing, please read EKWB’s press release below.