Earlier this week, AMD released the Radeon Adrenalin 22.1.2 driver. This latest update provides support for AMD’s newest budget and mobile GPUs. Also included is support for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction. This driver also addresses a load time issue while playing Borderlands 3. For additional information and download links please continue reading AMD’s notes below.
Silicon Power has just launched the XPower XS70 M.2 NVMe SSD. The XS70 is Silicon Power’s latest addition to an already impressive lineup of high-speed storage devices. With a PCIe Gen4 x4 interface and NVMe 1.4 support, the XS70 is capable of sequential reads of up to 7300 MB/s and writes of up to 6800 MB/s. It features a large full surround heat sink and is available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB models. Silicon Power has yet to disclose pricing or availability at the time of this writing. Below is Silicon Power’s press release.
Yesterday, EVGA introduced the Z690 Classified. Designed to support Intel’s latest 12th generation Core series processors, the always overbuilt motherboard includes a 19-phase VRM, dual 2.5 GbE NICs and EVGA’s unique style on this EATX SKU. You’ll find several USB ports on the rear IO including two 20 Gbps Type-C ports among a slew of other features. You can find this board at a wallet-emptying $629.99. You can read more information on this board at the EVGA website.
AMD recently released its latest Radeon Adrenalin Driver 22.1.1. This new update brings additional support for the God of War and Monster Hunter Rise games. Up to a seven percent increase in 4K performance may be noticed in God of War with some AMD RX 6000 series graphics cards. Several bugs were also addressed, including graphical anomalies in Halo Infinite and Fortnite. For a full description please continue reading AMD’s press release notes.
At the Venetian Tower in Las Vegas, EKWB showcased its latest water cooling components and won a couple of awards for its efforts. Both the EK-Quantum Velocity2 CPU water block and the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial motherboard featuring an EKWB monoblock received the CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree. Other products highlighted at the event included the never-seen-before EK Vector2 GPU water blocks, Reflection2 distribution plates, and EK Quantum surface radiators. EKWB’s Pro series was also on display, engineered for NVIDIA’s A6000 and A100 GPUs. For more details, continue reading EKWB’s press release below.
Biostar unveiled its latest mid-grade products for CES 2022. The B660GTA, the B660GTQ, and the B660GTN are all members of Biostar’s Racing line of motherboards. The trio covers ATX, m-ATX, and m-ITX form factors and provides plenty of features without costing an arm and a leg. Continuing that theme, the RX 6500 XT is a dual-slot, dual-fan 1080p capable GPU featuring 4 GB of VRAM. The RX 6500 XT isn’t going to set any records, but it should most definitely fit in your budget with pricing expected in the $250 range (availability and market notwithstanding).
Phanteks revealed several new cases, power supplies, fans, and more at this year’s CES event. Headlining Phantek’s coverage is the Evolv Shift XT mini-ITX chassis and Revolt SFX power supply. These small form factor components provide a powerful platform for the smallest builds. Also announced today are the White Edition Evolv X and Eclipse P600S cases, SK PWM D-RGB series fans, and AMP series power supplies. Phanteks was kind enough to include pricing and expected availability for all of its new products. Below is Phanteks product coverage.
Today, ASRock revealed the Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard. Built around the LGA1700 socket the Taichi Razer is ready for Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs. This powerhouse motherboard features a 20 phase SPS Dr.MOS power design and reinforced DDR5 DIMM slots capable of RAM overclocks of up to 6400MHz. Stunning lighting effects are possible due to the integrated Razer Chroma RGB and controlled via Razer’s easy-to-use Synapse software. Pricing and availability have not been released yet, so stay tuned for future notifications. Below is ASRock’s official press release.
ASUS hosted another live stream today for CES 2022. This one focused on its ProArt and ZenScreen series portable displays, ZenWifi networking devices, and a pair of mini PCs. The ASUS ROG live stream from yesterday was primarily gamer-oriented, today’s was targeted at the business and content creation sectors. In total Asus announced 10 new products for 2022. Dates and prices are not included in the press release, so stay tuned to the front page news section as we will report back once these are officially announced. Below are the featured products from ASUS’s second live stream.