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BLUETTI NA300 + B480: world's first sodium-ion solar + battery pack

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jan 10 2022 9:26 PM CST

BLUETTI unveiled its next-gen NA300 and B480 expandable sodium-ion battery pack family, with a sneak peek of the future of their power storage devices at CES 2022.

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The new BLUETTI NA300 represents the world's first sodium-ion solar generator, with its compatible battery pack in the new B480. BLUETTI kicks things off with 4 x 20A plugs and 1 x 30A L14-30 output port which is driven by the built-in 3000W pure sine wave inverter... enough juice to get your house up and running, and running for a while at that.

BLUETTI's current EP500 Pro has 2400W of solar input, with the new NA300 beating that by offering 3000W. BLUETTI's new NA300 is also the fastest charging solar generator, re-charging from 0-80% in just 30 minutes. How the hell is it doing that? That's thanks to the huge 6000W AC + PV dual charging technology, driving 3000W through AC, and 3000W through PV.

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ASUS ROG Loki SFX-L: up to 1200W, 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power for up to 600W

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jan 7 2022 3:15 AM CST

ASUS has already unleashed its new ROG Thor PSU family, but there's a new ASUS ROG Loki SFX-L PSU that will be ready for next-gen SFF gaming PSUs with 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power connectors ready to handle 600W GPUs.

ASUS ROG Loki SFX-L: up to 1200W, 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power for up to 600W 01 | TweakTown.com

The new ROG Loki PSUs use the same high-quality components that power the inside of the higher-end ROG Thor PSUs, but crams them all into an SFX-L form factor, ready to power new Mini-ITX gaming PCs. The new ASUS ROG Loki PSUs will be available in 750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1200W versions, with 80 PLUS Titanium certification, and more.

ASUS ROG engineers worked night and day on maintaining the heat inside of the ROG Loki PSUs, finding a solution that dissipated the heat generated inside of the super-dense PSU. The team eventually revamped the PCB design and cooling system, which ensured stable, reliable power into the ROG Loki PSU and all of your PC components.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Loki SFX-L: up to 1200W, 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power for up to 600W (full post)

CyberPowerPC's new KINETIC case is an absolute masterpiece

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jan 6 2022 7:17 PM CST

CyberPowerPC had one of the most unique concept PC cases at CES 2022 with a huge tease of its "KINETIC" case, that intelligently adjusts the ventilation on the front of the case in real-time... like, it moves as if it were alive, and it's freaking awesome. Check it out:

Eric Cheung, Chief Executive Officer, CyberPowerPC said: "We are entering 2022 with some of our most sophisticated and elegant designs ever. For discriminating gamers our PC Master Builders are ready to hand-build and test new gaming PCs that are ultra-clean, streamlined, and deliver maximum performance for those who want something truly unique".

The CyberPowerPC KINETIC case has 18 individually controlled articulating vents that work with the temperature inside of your PC in real-time, and then open and close the vents when required to allow more or less airflow into the KINETIC case. The patent-pending parametric design can also detect environmental changes around your case, and adjust as it needs.

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Intel's new Alder Lake-S stock cooler: up to 73C with Core i5-12400

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Dec 29 2021 10:03 PM CST

Intel's new RM1 stock cooler for its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" processors has been tested, with the new 12th Gen Core 65C CPU series launching in January 2022 with these spiffy new RM1 stock coolers. Check it out:

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The cooler was tested by the team at 163, with Intel's new "Laminar RM1" stock cooler tested with the unreleased mid-range Core i5-12400 processor -- a new 6-core, 12-thread Alder Lake CPU -- with the power consumption averaging out at 81W, peaking at 89C.

In an 8-minute FPU stress test in AIDA64, the Intel Core i5-12400 cooled with the new RM1 stock cooler had an average CPU temp of 70C, and peak temperature of 75W -- with the fan speed at 3100RPM and reported to be "audible". There's no RGB lighting here, as the higher-end RH1 stock cooler will have RGB lighting and better thermal performance.

Continue reading: Intel's new Alder Lake-S stock cooler: up to 73C with Core i5-12400 (full post)

Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool cooling tech: 2x better than vapor chamber tech

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Nov 7 2021 9:49 PM CST

Xiaomi has just unveiled its next-gen cooling technology dubbed Loop LiquidCool Technology, which is over twice as good at cooling devices as regular vapor chamber-based cooling.

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The new Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool Technology borrows from cooling solutions and technologies used in the aerospace industry, where the company is using a capillary effect which drags liquid cooling agent to the heat source, vaporizes it, and then disperses the heat efficiently towards the cooling area -- it will continue this until the agent confesses, and then it is captured through a unidirectional closed-loop channel.

When compared to traditional vapor chamber cooling technology, Xiaomi's new Loop LiquidCool Technology will have 2x the cooling capacity, and "ranks as the most efficient smartphone cooling solution".

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This is what the next-gen 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector looks like

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Nov 2 2021 7:05 PM CDT

Update: Uh, so this isn't the new 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector... (full update in the story below)

We first heard whispers, then saw purported photos, then had it confirmed with new PSUs and now we have it clear as day: the new 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector.

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The latest and greatest Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs are here with the new Z690 chipset, unleashing DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity to millions of people across the planet. The new PCIe 5.0 standard comes with its own new tricks: a new PCI-Express Gen5 Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 cable.

This connector is rated up to 9A at 12V, meaning the 12-pin PCIe power connector can handle up to 648W of power running through it. From a specifications standpoint, the new 12-pin connector is good for up to 600W of power. The new ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II PSU for example has a 12-pin PCIe cable bundled and can "pipe up to 600W of power to PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics cards" of the future.

Continue reading: This is what the next-gen 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector looks like (full post)

ASUS intros ROG Thor 1600W PSU: has PCIe 5.0 ready power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 27 2021 8:16 PM CDT

ASUS has just taken the wraps off of its new ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU, ready for Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs and new Z690 motherboards and PCIe 5.0 power connectors.

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NVIDIA is expected to have its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card with PCIe 5.0 power connectors, which it will be the first in the world with, and ASUS will now have your back with its ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU. It has PCIe 5.0 power connectors, as well as the usual 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors for your GPU.

You're not going to buy the new ASUS ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU for your GeForce GTX 1650, you're meant to have this with a new system... something like the just-announced Intel Core i9-12900K processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, which isn't quite out yet.

Continue reading: ASUS intros ROG Thor 1600W PSU: has PCIe 5.0 ready power connectors (full post)

Corsair unveils new CPU water blocks, ready for Intel Alder Lake CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 21 2021 10:35 PM CDT

Corsair will be rubbing its hands with glee at the amount of new products it will be unleashing in the coming months and years ready for Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs.

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The company has just introduced its new PRO generation of performance custom cooling CPU water blocks in its Hydro X Series, with the introduction of the new XC5 RGB PRO and XC7 RGB PRO. These new CPU water blocks are ready for the new Intel LGA 1700 socket, and have 110 high-efficiency micro-cooling fings with an innovative quad-split flow design.

Corsair is using new precision-matched copper cold plates and a quad-split flow design with multiple inlet channels, which allow the new Hydro X Series XC5 RGB PRO and XC7 RGB PRO reach new levels of cooling performance. Corsair says the new CPU water blocks are up to 4C lower than the previous-gen water block.

Continue reading: Corsair unveils new CPU water blocks, ready for Intel Alder Lake CPUs (full post)

Corsair's next-gen AIO liquid cooler tease, ready for Intel Alder Lake

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 17 2021 7:05 PM CDT

Intel is days away from launching its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and with it, will be a slew of new cooling solutions -- one of which is from Corsair and their new AIO liquid cooler.

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Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler looks great, with a radically tweaked LCD panel on the CPU cooler that will show you CPU cooler temperatures, pump speeds, animated graphics, and more. Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler will be compatible with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs on the LGA1700 socket.

The photos in this article were provided by VideoCardz and had Corsair using its new AIO liquid cooler on an undisclosed Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU inside of an ASUS PRIME Z690 motherboard and in-house Corsair Vengeance DDR5 memory. The company will be making its next-gen AIO liquid cooler in both 240mm and 360mm designs.

Continue reading: Corsair's next-gen AIO liquid cooler tease, ready for Intel Alder Lake (full post)

be quiet! offers free Intel LGA1700 mounting kits, for Alder Lake CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 29 2021 10:10 PM CDT

Intel's next-gen LGA 1700 socket is going to debut with the new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPUs, with be quiet! has now announced free LGA 1700 mounting kits for compatible CPUs.

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The company has announced that with the changes by Intel in the new LGA 1700 socket, with an additional 500 contacts from the LGA 1200 socket to the LGA 1700 socket, be quiet! notes that the "socket had to be greatly enlarged".

"Thus, the heatspreader has a much larger surface than before, and above all no longer square, but rectangular. While this heralds a new era for Intel CPUs that promises even more performance, unfortunately no CPU coolers already available on the market are compatible with this change".

Continue reading: be quiet! offers free Intel LGA1700 mounting kits, for Alder Lake CPUs (full post)

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