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Enermax reveals compact 160mm modular 1200W PSU

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 5:30 pm

Enermax today revealed its new compact Platimax D.F. PSU that offers big power in a small package.




Like the rest of the PSUs in the series, Enermax's Platimax D.F. 1200W of power supply is fully modular, offering versatility to gamers and users, and is rated 80 Plus Platinum for high efficiency. Enermax's new PSU is sized at only 160mm in depth, making it one of the most compact 80 Plus Platinum 1200W power supplies on the market. The PSU comes with premium Sleemax individually sleeved cables and built-in DFR (Dust Free Rotation) Tech to reduce dust, and also features the company's smart semi-fanless control for silent operation.


Platimax D.F. is now available on the market with 4 models: 750W, 850W, 1050W and 1200W, all of which come with a 5-year warranty. Full specifications can be found below.

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Rainbow Six: Siege has 2.3 million daily active users

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 4:19 pm

Ubisoft has confirmed that its massively popular shooter Rainbow Six: Siege has broken yet another userbase milestone.




Rainbow Six: Siege is almost two years old, and the shooter is still engaging a core userbase of 2.3 million gamers every day. In a recent blog post, Ubisoft announced that Rainbow Six: Siege has amassed 20 million users milestone, echoing the statements made by company president and CEO Yves Guillemot in recent quarterly earnings. "Rainbow Six Siege recently hit the 20 million registered player mark, with more than 2.3 million players signing on every day," the blog post confirmed.


While the userbase metric is quite impressive, what's even more interesting is that Ubisoft is successfully monetizing this strong engagement with microtransactions and Rainbow Six: Siege's new loot box system, which allows users to spend real money on Renown to unlock in-game items. The shooter remains one of Ubisoft's largest cash cows for quarterly and yearly revenues, and is a massive part of the company's digital-first strategy. In fiscal Q1'18 the publisher raked in 80% of its net sales from digital, totaling 164.2 million euros ($189.07 million) in revenues, most of which was made from recurring consumer spending via microtransactions, DLC, and add-ons.

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Micron unveils 11TB NVMe SSD, first to make 10TB+ SSD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 3:00 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2017 - Micron has led the charge at FMS 2017 this year, breaking the 10TB NVMe SSD barrier with an 11TB version of their new Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs.



Micron has compared their new 9200 Series NVMe SSD against the "nearest competitor in terms of capacity and performance in an OLTP database workload", with the Micron 11TB 9200 ECO SSD being 45% faster, and packed twice the capacity.


The company is pushing their new Micron 9200 SSDs for the Micron SolidState platform, and with the new 9200 Series SSDs, data centers can push up to 250TB per node. With 250TB per node, the Micron 9200 SSDs enable 5PB per rack of high-performance NVMe SSD storage.

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OnePlus announces limited edition OnePlus 5

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 1:21 pm

OnePlus 5, the company's flagship, was launched back in June, and now, the company has announced that they will soon launch a Soft Gold edition of the device.




The Soft Gold version will come in only one configuration, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 8GB/128GB configuration will only be available in Midnight Black and Slate Gray.


The Soft Gold OnePlus 5 will be available on the OnePlus 5 in select quantities so if you want to grab one, you'll have to hurry.

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Seagate unveil new Nytro 5000/3000 SSDs at FMS 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 12:00 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2017 - Seagate has just unveiled their two new Nytro series SSDs, with the new Nytro 5000 and Nytro 3000.




Seagate's new Nytro 5000 is a M.2 SSD while the new Nytro 3000 is a SAS-based SSD, each hitting different segments in the cloud/datacenter markets. The Nytro 5000 is a cheaper, low-power alternative for data center environments at up to 2TB.




For everything over 2TB in the data center, Seagate has the Nytro 3000 whcih comes in up to 15TB (4x more than its predecessor), and reads at up to 2.2GB/sec over the 12Gbps SAS connection. Organizations can opt for the Seagate Nytro 3000 SAS SSD if they need next-gen speeds, reliability, and endurance.

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Seagate's teases 64TB NVMe AIC SSD, reads @ 13GB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 12:00 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2017 - Seagate has just announced two next-gen flash technologies that increase its global dominance in the storage market, with updates to their SSD drives.




Seagate has announced their new Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSD, and the Nytro 3000 SAS SSDs, but also teases their next-gen 64TB NVMe AIC that reads at a completely bonkers 13GB/sec. This drive uses the M.2 form factor that combines many SSD controllers into a single PCIe card for absolute bandwidth.


This means that servers can use 8 of these for truly next-gen speeds, with Seagate promising customer samples sometime in the first half of 2018.

Half-Life 2 running on Nintendo Switch, because why not

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 3:45 am

Rainway developer Andrew Sampson has teased some footage of Half-Life 2 running on his Nintendo Switch, using PCs to stream the game to his Nintendo Switch through the Rainway app.



This is not the first time Sampson has shown off HL2 running on the Switch, but it is definitely the first time the Joy-Con controllers have worked with Rainway. There's no ETA on the Rainway app, but you can register for the beta on the official website, with beta testing kicking off on November 25.

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Intel continues to react to AMD Ryzen, with Core i3-8300

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 2:42 am

Back in February I wrote an article about Intel reacting to the release of AMD's new Ryzen processors that were due in the coming weeks, and since then all I've seen Intel do is react to every release: Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and especially Ryzen Threaderipper. Chipzilla is scared, and I love it.




Now we're hearing that Intel is reacting to the price/performance monsters that are Ryzen, with their upcoming Core i3-8300 processor based on the Coffee Lake CPU architecture. Core i3-8300 will be a 4C/8T processor, a departure from the usual 2C/4T that Core i3 CPUs arrive as, with Intel leaving the Core i5 as a quad-core 4C/4T processor without Hyper-Threading enabled. Core i7 processors are usually quad-core processors with HT enabled, minimum.


But with AMD hitting the $109 price point with Ryzen 3 1200 being a 4C/4T processor, Intel isn't even close with its $129 processor in the Core i3-7100 which is a 2C/4T processor. Intel's higher-end 4C/4T processor is $179, with the Core i3-7100 being $70 more than Ryzen 3 1200. The Core i3-8200 would be an interesting move, but something that Intel is going to have to do in order to fight on a totally revamped battlefield.

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BYKSKI unveils waterblocks for AMD Ryzen Threadripper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 1:30 am

BYKSKI have announced their first waterblocks for AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, with four different variants on offer by the chinese liquid cooling manufacturer.




We have red, silver, red + RGB lighting and silver + RGB lighting. BYKSKI will be selling their new waterblocks on the cheap, with the non-RGB models costing $58, while the RGB-powered waterblocks bumped up to just $63. BYKSKI is only selling their Ryzen Threadripper CPU waterblocks in China at the moment.

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Intel details its 14/18-core Skylake-X processors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 7, 2017 11:43 pm

Intel has detailed its upcoming Skylake-X family of processors, with details on t he Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X, and the Core i9-7980XE.




The 12-core CPUs will arrive on August 28, 14/18-core processors on September 25, and the 4/10-core processors are available right now, along with the required X299 motherboards. We now have full details on the Core i9-7980XE processor, Intel's flagship Extreme Edition CPU. The Core i9-7980XE will rock a slower 2.6GHz base clock, but will ramp up to an incredible 4.2/4.4GHz under Boost 2.0/3.0, respectively. The Core i9-7980XE will rock a large 24.75MB of L3 cache, a 165W TDP, and a mammoth price of $1999.


The bigger deal here is that we have details on the 14-core and 18-core SKUs, with the Core i9-7940X leading the pack with a base clock of 3.1GHz, and Boost 2.0 and Boost 3.0 clocks of 4.3GHz and 4.4GHz, respectively - while it rocks 19.25MB of L3 cache, 44 PCIe lanes, a 165W TDP, and a cost of $1399. There's also the Core i9-7920X with a slightly lower base clock of 2.9GHz, but the same 4.3/4.4GHz boost clocks, and reduced L3 cache of 16.5MB and lower 140W TDP with a lower $1199 price.