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ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ: 31.5-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 30, 2017 10:33 am

Computex 2017 - If there's one thing wrong with the gaming monitor market right now, at least IMO, it's that gaming displays are too small at 27 inches.

 

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ASUS changes things up with the introduction ROG Strix XG32VQ, their new 31.5-inch gaming display.

 

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We're looking at a native resolution of 2560x1440 and the glorious #pcmasterrace refresh rate of 144Hz, with AMD's FreeSync technology sprinkled on top.

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GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 Katana: hands-on with the ninja

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2017 10:07 am

Computex 2017 - This is the last of our GALAX graphics card unleashing their own single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana graphics card.

 

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In all its glory, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 Katana - the one and only single-slot GTX 1070 graphics card.

 

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As you can see, the single-slot card is just that - thin.

 

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The modified PCB from GALAX is short as well.

 

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GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF Limited Edition detailed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2017 9:50 am

Computex 2017 - GALAX had its super awesome GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition graphics card at Computex 2017, but there was also the new GTX 1080 Ti HOF Limited Edition - you know, the one with the LCD display.

 

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GALAX has clocked the GPU at 1645/1759MHz for base/boost, respectively.

 

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As you can see on the left NVIDIA has forced its GEFORCE GTX branding, while the middle is graced with the LCD display.

 

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GALAX pushes the power consumption boundaries, requiring 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

GALAX shows off GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2017 9:37 am

Computex 2017 - Something that surprised me at Computex this year was that GALAX showed off their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition graphics card.

 

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All that we know about the elusive GALAX GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition is that it has base/boost GPU clocks of 1569/1683MHz, respectively - and that it requires triple 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z in detail

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2017 9:11 am

Computex 2017 - The very first graphics card that I ran towards at Computex this year was MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, something we got some more hands-on time now that it was in a PC and turned on.

 

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The beautiful Mystic Light RGB goodness comes out to play, and it really does look freakin' slick in person.

 

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MSI requires 8+8+8 pin PCIe power connectors, but will the additional 8-pin PCIe power connector help GPU clocks that much? I doubt it.

 

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MSI has also doubled down on the heat sink for the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, too.

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Intel preparing AIO liquid cooler for enthusisats

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 30, 2017 7:31 am

Computex 2017 - Intel has just unveiled its next-gen HEDT processors and X299 platform, as well as their new Liquid Cooling TS13X product, a new high-performance thermal solution for enthusiasts.

 

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Intel's new AIO liquid cooler will work with LGA 2011/1366/115x processors, with its fan spinning between 800RPM and 2200RPM, and features a beautiful blue LED.

 

The upcoming Liquid Cooling TS13X is expected to retail for $80-$100, which is not too damn bad at all. But is it worth buying over a competing Corsair AIO liquid cooler for example? Let us know in the comments below.

Intel Core i9-7980XE: 18C/36T chip costs $2000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: May 30, 2017 7:01 am

Computex 2017 - Intel has just launched its new HEDT offensive with the introduction of the new Core i9-7980XE processor offering 18C/36T of CPU performance for a whopping $2000.

 

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Intel's upcoming Core i9-7980XE will have 18C/36T of CPU performance at a yet unknown frequency, but their new 10C/20T chip in the Core i9-7900X sees a base clock of 3.3GHz, Turbo Boost 2.0 clock of 4.3GHz, and scales right up to 4.5GHz under Turbo Boost Max 3.0 tech.

 

The new Core i9 Extreme processor will feature support for Intel's AVX-512 instruction set, Turbo Boost Max 3.0, 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, quad-channel DDR4 support at up to DDR4-2666, rebalanced Intel Smart Cache hierarchy, and support for Intel's Optane memory.

 

There's currently no ETA on the flagship Core i9-7980XE, but holy hell - 18C/36T trumps AMD's new ThreadRipper 1998X with its 16C/32T of CPU power. Damn, Intel... this is insanity.

Scale 'The Great Wall' to take home a Blu-ray on us!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: May 30, 2017 6:16 am

To celebrate this week's release of the return of 'The Great Wall' on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and digital we have 15 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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What were they trying to keep out? Between courage and fear, between monsters and men, stands a wall that must never fall. The film is set in ancient China and Matt Damon's character is a mercenary who travels east in search of gunpowder and discovers the mighty Great Wall and the terrible secret behind why it was built. This savage tale of man vs. nature will leverage the world class visual effects of Weta to create an entire ecosystem of creatures hellbent on our destruction.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Western Digital reveals two 64-layer 3D NAND SSDs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: May 30, 2017 4:30 am

Computex 2017 - Western Digital announces two new high-end solid state drives aimed at enthusiasts and gamers.

 

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Western Digital has revealed the world's first consumer 64-layer 3D NAND SSDs: the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD, which targets DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, and the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD, which targets high-end gamers. Both premium-grade SSDs rock blazing fast speeds of up to 560 MB/sec reads and 530 MB/sec write speeds, and feature higher efficiency, reliability, and capacities thanks to the company's new 64-layer 3D NAND technology.

 

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities and leverage two form factors: 2.5-inch cased drives as well as single-sided M.2 2280. The SanDisk Ultra 3D comes in similar capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB but are exclusively available in 2.5-inch cased drives.

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Win 'Gold' in our Blu-ray giveway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 30, 2017 1:09 am

To celebrate this week's release of the return of 'Gold' on Blu-ray, DVD and digital we have 10 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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Gold is the epic true tale of one man's pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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