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Alphacool Eiswand External CPU Liquid Cooler Review

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Alphacool's external CPU liquid cooler, the Eiswand, gets fully tested as we see how it goes at handling our processor.

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Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan rocks MASSIVE cooler

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 55 mins ago

We've had so many custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards released this year, but Colorful isn't stopping, with the announcement of their new iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan graphics card.

 

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Colorful has carefully selected each GP102 chip from 100 chips to ensure it has maximum OC out of the box, with the company including their own iGame Pure Power and Silver Plating Technology. We have GPU clocks of 1657/1784MHz for base and boost GPU clocks, respectively - while the 11GB of GDDR5X sticks to its 11Gbps frequency. But that's not all.

 

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Where this card takes a hard spike to the right, is that Colorful ships the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan with a new cooler: Waterspout Cooler II. It's a massive integrated pump, water block and cooling fins, with Coloful using customized high air pressure fans to keep the card nice and cool. The radiator isn't as big as some out there, so you don't need to worry too much about fitting it in your case - and let's face it, anyone buying Colorful's new iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan would be making sure it'll fit before purchasing it.

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EVGA announces $999 price on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 2 hours, 57 mins ago

EVGA has finally announced its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card, which is the company's latest flagship GTX 1080 Ti that is better than the already great GTX 1080 Ti SC2 and GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 graphics cards.

 

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EVGA has included its impressive iCX cooling technology, and then unleashed professional overclocker K|NGP|N and given him GP102 and I'm sure countless hours of working and tweaking to make the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N. EVGA sets the GPU base and boost clocks at a respectful 1582/1695MHz, but I'm sure you're going to hit the same 2.2GHz ceiling that GP102 is known for.

 

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The company is providing a guaranteed 2025MHz GPU overclock with the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N, a sleek dual-slot profile and single-slot capable with the Hydro Copper Waterblock. EVGA has placed the 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors on the end of the card, which is such a great move - as it keeps the annoying PCIe power cables tucked away and out of sight.

 

All I know is that I want two of these, and at $999 they're some of the most expensive cards on the market - bar the TITAN Xp at $1199.

Kingdom Hearts III on the PS4 has CG-level graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 14 mins ago

You'd think one of the best looking games on the market would be on the PC, but that award might be going to console exclusive Kingdom Hearts III later this year, which features CG rendering that's at times better than the original Toy Story movie.

 

 

Kingdom Hearts III features some of the characters and locations from the original Toy Story, so comparisons have been made between Woody and Buzz Lightyear, as well as the various environments in and around Andy's room. Toy Story was released in 1996, and at the time featured state of the art CGI, but now this is all being rendered in real-time, and at times better graphics/effects on a freakin' PS4.

 

Unreal Engine 4 powers Kingdom Hearts III, with some beautifully realistic lighting effects, and CG-level quality graphics that bring the world to life. Digital Foundry did one of their awesome breakdowns of Kingdom Hearts III and Toy Story, reporting: "Looking to the garden next, the lighting model in Unreal Engine 4's influence is felt heavily. Everything has a sense of depth; with grass properly shaded across the lawn. In fact, each tuft of grass moves underneath Sora's feet dynamically, a big upgrade over the static, rigid foliage geometry of the film".

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AORUS X399 GAMING 7 is ready for AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 4 hours, 42 mins ago

The release of AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs is so close now I can smell the PCBs of these motherboards, with AORUS showing off their upcoming X399-based motherboards that are around the corner.

 

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AORUS X399 motherboards will feature Socket TR4, taking the massive 12C/24T and 16C/32T processors in the Ryzen ThreadRipper range. AORUS is teasing their upcoming X399 GAMING 7 motherboard, something that was at Computex, now rocking M.2 heatspreaders. The orange and black style of the AORUS X399 GAMING 7 is mean, looking awesome with orange LEDs on the PCIe slots. Do want.

Hardware deals: cheap Ryzen 5 and GeForce GPUs

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 hours, 23 mins ago

If your next build is Ryzen (particularly the Ryzen 5), this week is an excellent time to buy on the cheap. Just today Jet.com released a $25 and $40 off coupons which stack with instant savings already available. The result is a myriad of PC hardware discounts on video cards and monitors, but most notable is the Ryzen 5 processor from AMD. Three of the four available Ryzen 5 desktop processors are at rock bottom prices - the 1500X, 1600, and 1600X.

 

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The Ryzen 1500X, for instance, has fallen from the usual $190 to $164 after coupon - a historic low price. Compared to many retailers having the 1500X listed at $200.

 

In video cards, two really hot deals can be made with the Jet coupons. In a world where GTX 1080's have been inflated in price to the $700 - $1,000 level, Jet's coupon makes the MSI GTX 1080 Aero the best price online with a drop to $520 after coupon. Also notable in the GPU world are two Dell deals including a GTX 1070 for only $430 - most GTX 1070's are over $500 these days thanks to the crypto mining craze.

 

The best hardware deals of the week are listed below - which also includes an enticing 27-inch refurbish WQHD 1440p monitor from Monoprice at only $140. In need of SSD? Jet's coupon will also work on the 525GB and 1TB models of Crucial's MX300.

 

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Most of the above deals are made with either coupon code ITSELECTRIC25 or coupon ITSELECTRIC40. The ITSELECTRIC25 code takes $25 off select electronics at Jet priced $150 or more; while the ITSELECTRIC40 takes $40 off electronics $250 or more. The codes both end after Sunday, July 30. Other hardware deals listed without a "Use code" next to the price do not require additional steps to get the discount and are available at other retailers across the web. Most deals will last through July 30th, but as always they may expire earlier.

AMD Radeon RX Vega reference card spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours ago

AMD is so, so close to launching its new Radeon RX Vega graphics card and now we have an 'official' shot of the consumer RX Vega offering courtesy of a sample received by Kyle at HardOCP.

 

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AMD asked Kyle to compare Radeon RX Vega against the GeForce GTX 1080 and not the GTX 1080 Ti, with Kyle saying: "Just a little tease here as to what is coming this week. RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 Ti G-Sync Blind Gaming test video being edited now. All done at my house, with gamers with a couple hundred years of twitch gaming experience. All system UEFI and OS set up by me personally. AMD wanted me to use a 1080".

 

Kyle continued: "ASUS hand delivered this card to my house on Saturday morning, and took it with them Saturday evening. That all said, this card was an engineering sample but I was specifically told that it was representative of retail product. So basically a "reference" card built outside of mass production".

 

We can see from this photo that it looks identical to the Radeon RX 480 reference card, which looked great - for a mid-range card in 2015, but it's 2017 and this is the best graphics card AMD is making for gamers. Remember it's only a reference card, with AIB partner cards to look much better, and I'm sure run faster and cooler, too.

Motorola announces its flagship priced at $800

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 57 mins ago

Motorola has finally announced the Moto Z2 Force Edition.

 

The Z2 Force features a 5.5-inch display with ShatterShield, which is a layer of shatter resistant coating on top and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

 

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The device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card. On the back of the phone is a new dual camera system, consisting of two 12MP f2.0 cameras. The front shooter comes with 5MP.

 

Other features include a 2,730 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor. The device doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but an adapter comes with the phone.

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Huawei to launch Honor Note 9 with Infinity Display

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 28 mins ago

Back in June, Huawei introduced the Honor 9 smartphone, and customers' feedback is mostly positive. It seems that the company wants to make another, improved version of this device.

 

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The sources from China claim that Huawei is working on a phone named Honor Note 9. A photo of the alleged device has leaked showing a beautiful edge-to-edge display with a slim top and bottom bezels.

 

The phone doesn't appear to have a physical home button and dual rear camera setup. According to previous reports, the Honor Note 9 should feature Huawei's yet-to-be-announced Kirin 970 processor and come with 6GB of RAM, and at least 32GB of storage.

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Sharp to launch new high-end TV brand in US

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 9 hours, 53 mins ago

Japanese electronics-maker Sharp is planning a big TV-driven comeback in the United States, sources say.

 

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In a bid to increase sales and expand market reach, overseas tech giant Sharp will roll out a new lineup of high-end TVs in North America. The new brand will consist of a premium line of television sets with new sound and image technologies, including LCD displays at resolutions up to 7680 × 4320 (8K). Sharp, who was the first to bring 8K TVs to market in 2015, affirms its new deluxe TV brand will sit above its previous Aquos and will only feature sets with 60-inch or larger screens.

 

The company has filed trademarks for the new brand and plans to roll out the net sets to North America in its Fiscal Year 2018 timeline, which begins in April 2018. Sharp has forecasted worldwide TV sales of 10 million units by the end of its fiscal 2018, and predicts the new premium line will bolster sales.

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Musk says Zuckerberg has limited understanding of AI

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 10 hours, 57 mins ago

During a Facebook Live open interview with users, Mark Zuckerberg commented on artificial intelligence, saying people who warn of "doomsday scenarios" regarding AI are "pretty irresponsible."

 

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Elon Musk doesn't feel the same since in the past, he warned about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and now, he said that he talked to Zuckerberg about AI and that his "understanding of the subject is limited."

 

Musk also added that AI is improving at a "double exponential rate," by which he meant that "AI hardware & software are both exponential."

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