Thermaltake today debuted a full range of radiators that it claims are all designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts around. Not to be confused with your run-of-the-mill radiator, Thermaltake's new Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators are designed from high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc to prevent corrosion, the company says.
Curved monitors aren't new. Monitor's supporting Nvidia's G-Sync technology aren't new, either. But what is new and so far exclusive to Acer is a curved monitor with G-Sync baked in, the XR341CKA. We have to deduct 250 geek points from Acer for not coming up with a better name than that, but otherwise, kudos to the company for venturing into new territory, and in a big way. Literally.
AMD last month announced a handful of monitors supporting its FreeSync technology, the company's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync solution for ensuring smoother game play. One of those monitors was Benq's XL2730Z, a 27-inch display that's big on buzzwords and hype. It's also now shipping and avaiable to order online for $599 MSRP, slightly lower than we've seen it on virtual store shelves before Benq declared its as being officially available.
Well, it's about time! We know what you're thinking, "I'll jump on the DDR4 memory bandwagon and overhaul my rig as soon as a company comes out with a 128GB kit capable of running at 2,800MHz, and not a moment sooner!" We all pretty much share the same sentiment, right? Probably not, but for the 1 percenters out there who've been waiting for precisely such a kit, G.Skill has your back (and your wallet). G.Skill has just announced the world's only 128GB DDR4-2800 memory kit, which consists of eight 16GB modules.
You can feel that we're on the verge of a virtual gaming revolution, or so several companies heavily invested in VR technology hope. We're right there with them -- not from an investment standpoint, but from the perception of a fan, as we've played around with some awesome VR demos. Looking to give the category a nudge, Ohio-based boutique builder AVADirect today announced a pair of desktops designed in collaboration with Sixense for the latter's Stem System.
We first spied CyberPower PC's funktastically designed Trinity gaming PC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. Back then, Trinity was in the prototype stage, and all too often we've seen such things turn to vaporware. Not this time. CyberPower today announced that its Trinity PC is available to configure and order, with prices starting at $955 for an AMD configuration.
Linksys today announced that it has sold over 100 million wired and wireless routers around the world. No other company has crossed the 100 million mark in router sales, a milestone that took Linksys just over 15 years to accomplish. As a pioneer in the router market, the company's first consumer grade product was the BEFSR41, a cable/DSL routers with a built-in 4-port switch.
Fractal Design rightfully assumes that there's a userbase no longer interested in optical drive bays. That's not to say everyone falls into that category, but with Valve's Steam platform dominating game sales and companies like Microsoft and Adobe moving services to the cloud, the need for an optical drive lessens by the day. So, some will find Fractal Design's decision to omit optical drive bays in its new Define S to be a good one, especially since it purportedly means a better focus on airflow and silence.
Patriot Memory on Monday fleshed out its solid state drive lineup with the introduction of the Ignite Series. The Ignite is a line of M.2 SATA SSDs that Patriot says is intended for portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks, and ultra-compact PCs, or mini PCs as they're also called (think along the lines of Intel's NUC and Zotac's Zbox systems). The obvious benefit here is faster boot times from a piece of hardware that's about the size of a stick of bubble gum.
Nvidia’s latest and greatest GPUs remain unchallenged
Advanced Micro Devices will talk about its much-awaited (and long overdue) next-gen graphics cards later in this quarter, the company’s CEO Lisa Su said in an earnings call earlier this week. This is significant because if there was ever a need for a graphics card refresh, it’s right now.