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AMD Release Radeon Adrenalin 21.6.1 with FidelityFX Super Resolution

Today, AMD launched Radeon Adrenalin 21.6.1 along with FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS technology. This latest Adrenalin patch adds support for the new RX 6800M mobile graphics, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, and FidelityFX Super Resolution. As usual, they also included fixes for several known bugs. Below are the highlights for the new Adrenalin patch. Read More

Cooling

Noctua releases NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler and A12x25 LS-PWM 120mm Fan

Noctua recently released the NH-P1 passive CPU cooler and NF-A12x25 LS-PWM low-speed 120mm fan. The much anticipated passive cooler is designed to cool modern high-end processors using only natural heat convection or typical case airflow using its six heat pipes and loads of engineering. The NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan is designed to assist the cooler in a semi-passive configuration. The PWM function allows the fan to stop during lower loads or rotate up to 1200 RPM under high loads. At full speed, it produces only 12.1 dB. The NH-P1 cooler is listed for $109.90 while the A12x25 LS-PWM fan is $29.90 and is currently available through Amazon. Here is the press release for Noctua. Read More

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G.Skill Announces Z5i Mini-ITX Pentagonal SFF Chassis

G.Skill just announced the Z5i Mini-ITX pentagonal-shaped chassis. This uniquely styled small form factor case features a pair of contoured tempered glass panels enclose the left, front, and right sides, and a dual-chamber design that allows for up to 280 mm of radiator space. Pricing and availability are not yet available. Below is G.Skill’s official press release. Read More

Cooling

Phanteks Releases Glacier G30 Aorus Water Cooler for RTX 30 Series

Today, Phanteks released the Glacier G30 Aorus water block for Gigabyte’s Aorus RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Master and Xtreme GPUs. These full-cover water blocks feature a nickel-plated copper plate with an aluminum backplate for increased thermal transfer. Color options are either black anodized or chrome and the price is $200 and $209 respectively. Read the press release below for complete details. Read More

Cooling

EK Unveils Vector Water Blocks for Aorus Master 6000 Series GPUs

Today, EKWB unveiled the EK-Quantum Vector Master water blocks for Gigabytes Aorus Master RX 6800XT and RX 6900XT Graphics cards. They feature a nickel-plated electrolytic copper cooling plate and are available in either clear acrylic or a solid black POM acetal. Currently, these are only available in Slovenia and Europe as a pre-order but should hit the rest of the world shortly. Pricing for the Acetal version is $195 while the Acrylic model is $200. Additionally, EKWB is selling aluminum backplates separately for these water blocks and are available in anodized black or nickel-plated. See below for EKWB’s press release. Read More

Memory

G.SKILL Announces Adding DDR4-4000 CL14 to Trident Z Royal Elite Series

Today, G.Skill announced the addition of DDR4-4000 CL14 and DDR4-3600 CL14 kits to its highly popular Trident Z Royal Elite Series. These new kits feature capacities of 2x 8 GB and 2x16GB for the 4000 MHz set and will range all the way up to 8×16 GB 3600 MHz kits. While pricing has not been disclosed at this time, availability is slated for later this month. Below is G.Skill’s press release. Read More

Cooling

Phanteks Announces White Glacier One 360MPH AIO CPU Cooler

Today, Phanteks announced the all-white Glacier One 360MPH all-in-one CPU cooler. Adding to the already impressive Glacier One line of coolers, the 360 MPH features a trio of MP HALOS D-RGB fans and, as with all Glacier One coolers, features a 7th-Gen Asetek pump. Pricing is set at $199.99 which places it on the more expensive side of AIOs. They’re clearly banking on its performance and clean aesthetics. The projected availability is early June so we should start seeing them online very soon.  Below is Phanteks official press release. Read More

Gaming

Gigabyte Reveals AMD Ryzen Powered Gaming Laptops

Gigabyte has recently unveiled two mid-grade gaming laptops equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series mobile CPUs and Nvidia’s 30-series mobile GPUs. They have been named A5 and A7 and the latter features a Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor and RTX 3070 laptop GPU.  Specifications on the A5 are still unknown but should be available soon. More information and specs can be found below in Gigabyte’s press release as well as the link to the Gigabyte website. Read More

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Gigabyte Released AORUS Gen4 7000s Prem M.2 2TB SSD

Gigabyte has just announced the release of its new AORUS Gen4 7000s Prem M.2 2TB SSD with sequential read speeds of up to 7 GB/s and write speed up to 6.85GB/s. This is made possible due to its large dual heat pipe cooler and a Phison eight-channel 4th Gen E18 controller. Naturally, to reach these speeds you will need one of AMD’s X570/B550 or Intel’s  Z590 / B560 / Z490 / H470 motherboards (with a Rocket Lake-based CPU). Pricing is not available at this time. Here is Gigabytes’ official press release. Read More