Hardware

gigabyte-x399-aorus-gaming-7By Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

Recently AMD launched their mega-core Ryzen Threadripper processors and a new chipset to support these heavy duty processors. In this review we take the brilliant Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 for a spin.

Threadripper processors do not only offer many CPU cores and threads, they also offer quad channel memory compatibility as well as 64 PCI-Express Generation 3.0 lanes on the processor alone. That last fact opens up a tremendous amount of possibilities for any motherboard manufacturer, as restrictions are lifted since there is plenty of bandwidth to work with. Well, leave it up-to Gigabyte to design something intricate and tasteful, they designed a motherboard that is going completely off the chart when we talk features. Triple M2 SSDs (full x4 PCie gen 3), a U2 connector, how about eight DIMM channels. You will spot many PCIE connectors, USB 3.1 ports as well as an abundance of storage options.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today released the latest version of their GeForce drivers, which enable your green-powered card to run smoothly and without issues. This latest driver release is a Game-Ready WHQL one, which aims to enable the smoothest possible experience on recently-released game titles. The focus for this 38.28 version of NVIDIA’s GeForce drivers was on Agents of Mayhem, Crossout and Killing Floor: Incursion, while also introducing a number of fixes.

You can download the new GeForce 385.28 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today has made available for early adopters the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1 drivers. Users of other AMD graphics cards other than the newly released RX Vega 64 beware: these drivers are for exclusive use on those graphics cards.

For those early adopters who have a Vega 64 on their hands already, these drivers are for you.

You can download the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1 drivers here.

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amd-radeon-rx-vegaThe world’s most advanced graphics cards for gaming now ready to fuel smooth 4K gaming for the best PC gaming experience

AMD today announced that its Radeon™ RX Vega graphics cards are available at e-tail outlets around the world starting today, giving 4 million gamers access to the best enthusiast-class gaming experiences possible.

For gamers who already have an enthusiast-class PC and monitor and are looking to up-level their graphics capabilities with groundbreaking technology, Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled cards are available today priced at $499 USD SEP. Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards are expected to be available August 28th, priced at $399 USD SEP, representing the most affordable way to get into enthusiast-class gaming on “Vega” architecture.

For gamers who have longed to enjoy enthusiast-class gaming, Radeon Packs are also available now for a limited time in select regions, with the Radeon Black Pack featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled card priced at $599 USD SEP, and the Radeon Aqua Pack featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition – the most powerful of the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards – priced at $699 USD SEP. Radeon Packs offer “must-have” technologies to power extraordinary enthusiast experiences: a discount of up to $200 from participating retailers on the purchase of select Radeon™ FreeSync™-capable monitors for buttery smooth frame rates, a $100 discount from participating retailers on the purchase of select Ryzen™ 7 1800X processor + X370 motherboard combos for the ultimate in multi-threaded performance, and two acclaimed games in soon-to-be-released Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ and Prey®3 (an estimated $120 USD retail value) to jump right into AAA gaming.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics Card Reviews:

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amd-ryzen-threadripperAMD has released two models of its highly anticipated, Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop processors, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Built around the new AMD x86 “Zen” core architecture, Ryzen Threadripper delivers overwhelming power, unrestrained potential, and indisputable supremacy over comparable products in the market. We have collected a number of reviews on AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPU’s and you can read them via the links provided below.

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antec-mercury-240-aioBy Dominic Moass @ KitGuru

Given its price of just under £80, Antec’s Mercury 240 liquid cooler is clearly targeting those after some AIO action without breaking the bank. The addition of two LED fans, plus a LED pump, will certainly help its appeal as well. Whether or not the Mercury 240’s performance and noise levels justify the price is another thing, though.

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corsair-one-pro-1080-ti-compact-gaming-pcBy Joe Evans @ Legit Reviews

Just scant days after the announcement that EagleTree Capital bought a majority share of the company, Corsair sent us over one of their new One Pro 1080 Ti gaming system to check out. Unfortunately, we had some delays in the process and were only able to spend a few days with it before the launch so no huge in depth analysis here, but we got enough hands-on time to give it a fair evaluation. It’s got some of the best parts available crammed into a relatively small package that’s visually dazzling. As a follow up to their original Corsair One that was well received in the industry, they’ve upped the ante a bit with some minor upgrades in this iteration. I’ll relieve any suspense up front by saying it’s a kick ass system but I’m pretty sure you could tell that just from the specs and pictures alone and if not, maybe this video will help.

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