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asrock-x299-oc-formulaBy Thomas Soderstrom @ Tom’s Hardware

Former overclocking world champion and current ASRock employee Nick Shih has been pouring his time into the X299 platform to deliver optimal results from an ASRock motherboard, and the firm’s latest OC Formula is the result. Onboard RGB lighting is limited to the PCH sink and two cable outputs, just to please those who still want to light up their case. Resource shares are limited to the placement of SATA M.2 modules that steal SATA ports, since hardly anyone would limit their M.2 slot to SATA anyway.

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cooler-master-mastercase-h500pBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

We have a new HAF in da house. Join us as we review the Cooler Master MasterCase H500P. The PC case has been redesigned for the year 2017 and that includes usage of a tempered glass side-panel as well as the biggest 200mm RGB fans you have ever seen. Of and if you like to do so, you could also mount, well hang your graphics card in a vertical position.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 drivers. Released for Windows 10 and Windows 7, these beta drivers add optimization for “Middle Earth: Shadow of War,” and “Evil Within 2.” The optimization includes Radeon Chill profiles, which tell the GPU exactly when to downclock, for the best thermals and power-usage, without sacrificing performance. The drivers also fix bezel-compensation application on mixed-mode Eyefinity setups, and rare flickering issues noticed with “DiRT 4″ on certain multi-GPU setups.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 drivers here.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today released the GeForce 387.92 Game Ready Graphics Drivers, which presents a more comprehensive package than most Game Ready drivers. This time, the changes aren’t mostly limited to new, upcoming games support, though that’s still part of the package. On that front, you can count on these drivers being optimized for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War and The Evil Within 2, as well as Forza Motorsport 7, on which NVIDIA expects anywhere between 15% and 25% performance improvement (which should help improve NVIDIA’s situation). On the VR space, this driver package brings the optimal experience for 4A Games’ Artika.1 (if you recognize the studios’ name, it’s probably because they’re the ones behind the Metro game series.

Also interesting, however, are the feature updates that come with this driver package. Fast Sync is now supported for SLI configurations, though Maxwell architecture users should steer clear of 4K resolution, which isn’t supported for this feature. There’s also NVIDIA GameStream support for HDR under Windows 10. On the renderer side, we see added support for OpenGL 4.61, as well as for DirectX Intermediate Language (DXIL). This includes full support for DirectX 12 Shader Model 6.0 ( for features such as Wavemath), and the DirectX Shader Compiler, though it’s only supported on NVIDIA Kepler and later GPUs. There are also some improvements to full-screen Vulkan applications, though this particular change may cause more errors while leaving and entering full-screen mode (Alt-Tab).

You can download the new GeForce 387.92 Game Ready Graphics Drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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intel-8th-gen-coffee-lakeIntel has released their Coffee Lake generation processors. The new desktop processor family includes the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which is the best desktop gaming processor ever from Intel, along with the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. A number of reviews are now available on the Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K & i5-8400 CPUs. Click on the links below to read all about how these new Intel processors perform.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the WHQL version of their latest game-ready drivers. The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.9.3 WHQL drivers bring the same change-log, with fixes, performance improvements, and known issues, as their latest Beta release of the same driver package. However, for those who don’t want to use Beta-state software on their computers, AMD has now released a properly-signed WHQL driver.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.9.3 WHQL drivers here.

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