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

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AMD Launches Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.3.1 Update

AMD has just released a new update for its Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition designated as 21.3.1. This update provides AMD driver support for the new RX 6700 graphics cards as well as software support for DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two, Radeon Boost, Radeon Anti-Lag, and Performance Tuning Stress Test. Additionally, AMD has packaged in support for Vulkan and fixed several known issues. For complete details, continue reading AMD’s release notes below. Read More

Cooling

Alphacool Launched Eisblock Aurora Acetal GPX-A RX 6800/6900/XT Reference Cooler

Today, Alphacool launched the Eisblock Aurora Acetal GPX-A for the AMD Radeon 6800/6900/XT reference GPUs. Like all of the Eisblock water blocks, it features a full coverage nickel-plated copper cold plate. What is unique to this model is Alphacool decided to reduce the water block thickness as well as the thermal pads creating significantly improved cooling performance. The manufacturer suggested retail price is $159 and is currently available directly from Alphacool. Below is the press release along with the specifications of the cooler. Read More

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MSI Announces Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics Cards

Recently MSI announced its latest addition to the RX 6000 Series lineup, the RX 6700 XT. Their newest offering will feature AMD’s RDNA2 architecture and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. The complete lineup consists of three SKUs comprising the RX 6700 XT 12G, RX 6700XT Gaming X 12G, and  RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC. Pricing, core clocks, and power consumption have not been released but availability is projected for mid-march. Here’s to hoping they can meet this timeframe. Below is the press release from MSI. Read More

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Gigabyte Launches AORUS ELITE series graphics cards

Gigabyte has released the new AORUS ELITE series graphics cards today. Starting with the AORUS GeForce RTX 3060 ELITE 12G and its awe-inspiring triple ring RGB lighting. This new line of cards will utilize the effective Windforce 3X cooling system. Other features will include onboard dual BIOS, graphene nano-lubricated fans, and an included backplate for added structural rigidity. Pricing and availability are still a question at the time of this article. Below is Gigabyte’s official press release. Read More

Cooling

Alphacool Announces Two Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A GPU Water Blocks for RX 6800 XT

Alphacool has just announced two new Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A GPU water blocks. Designed for Radeon RX 6800 and 6800XT series cards, the first is compatible with ASUS ROG Strix and TUF video cards, while the other is made for XFX’s Speedster MERC 319 GPUs. As with all Eisblock Aurora Acryl water blocks, these will include an aluminum backplate for improved rigidity and thermal performance. Here is the official release from Alphacool. Read More