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Monday Morning reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 26-June-2017  05:02:24 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
Intel Core i9-7900X, i7-7820X and i7-7800X on Techspot.
Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor on ThinkComputers.
MSI X299 SLI Plus on Hexus.

Cases:
In Win 301 Mini-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.
AZZA Photios 250 Mid-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.

Storage:
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage on NikKTech.
Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 / USB 3.0 Reader Hub on Anandtech.

Audio:
Rosewill RGH-3300 Pro Gaming Headset on techPowerUp.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 on LanOC Reviews.
Edifier S1000DB Desktop Computer Speakers on APH Networks.
Logitech G433 7.1 Wired Surround Gaming Headset on PC Perspective.

Smartphones:
Kogan Agora 8 on PC World.
Wise Pad W7 Windows 10 4G LTE Phablet on TechARP.

Misc:
Dobot Magician Robotic Arm on techPowerUp.
Team T-Force Dark ROG DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit on TweakTown.
Logitech G413 Keyboard on Vortez.
Alienware 15 (GTX 1070) Gaming Laptop on Toms Hardware.



Misc Pics (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  14:50:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!









Friday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  14:48:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Still plenty of Ethereum mining buzz, with a 40-GPU setup on Tweaktown, a Guide to Ethereum on Techspot, silent mining on LegitReviews and AMD vs nVIDIA GPUs also on LegitReviews. Meanwhile discussion continues in this thread, where one member has ordered 130 video cards so far..

Here's an interesting one: using AWS for artificial intelligence on TechARP. Just before we flew to Computex 2017, we attended the AWS Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence. It offered us an in-depth look at AI concepts like machine learning, deep learning and neural networks. We also saw how Amazon Web Services (AWS) uses all that to create easy-to-use tools for developers to create their own AI applications at low cost and virtually no capital outlay.

Stephen Hawking thinks we need to get back to the Moon, as a project to unite humanity. Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020. They should also aim to build a lunar base in 30 years' time and send people to Mars by 2025. Prof Hawking said that the goal would re-ignite the space programme, forge new alliances and give humanity a sense of purpose.

OCClub look into memory speed and gaming performance. After running through all of the tests, it appears that what I previously thought was an easy and clear answer is in fact more complicated. With the evidence provided I can safely say that memory can play a large role in some games over all frame rates. However, other factors like the processor, type of video card, and resolution will usually provide bigger impact in the final frame rates.

OCInside have updated their interactive guide to fitting coolers and fans on motherboards. Now with Intel Skylake-X X299 LGA2066 motherboards, AMD Ryzen B350 and X370 Socket AM4 motherboards, Intel LGA1151 Z270, H270 and B250 Kaby Lake motherboards, Intel X99 LGA2011-3 motherboards and many new CPU coolers!



Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  03:32:08 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview on ocaholic.
Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 on Legit Reviews.
ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe on Guru3D.
Asus Prime X299 Deluxe on LanOC Reviews.
AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor on TechARP.

Storage:
Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive on Madshrimps.
ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD on TweakTown.

Audio:
Noontec Zoro II Wireless Limited Edition headphones on The Tech Report.
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset on Madshrimps.

Networking:
802.11ad (WiGig) Tested with ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe and Netgear Nighthawk X10 on PC Perspective.
Best bang for your buck: AC1900 Wireless Routers on TweakTown.

Systems and Notebooks:
Razer Blade 2017 on Hot Hardware.
Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Workstation PC on TweakTown.
Asus ROG GX501VI Zephyrus on Kitguru.

Misc:
Cougar Panzer case on techPowerUp.
Das Keyboard Prime 13 on techPowerUp.
SmallRig 1982 Camera Cage & 1955 Camera Stabilizing NATO Handle on Funky Kit.
Radeon RX 560 vs. GeForce GTX 1050 on Techspot.



AMD's EPYC Datacentre CPUs (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 21-June-2017  16:37:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have unveiled their EPYC family of server CPUs, based on the same Zen architecture as their desktop Ryzen processors. These are aimed squarely at the datacentre and thus will have to compete with Intel's Xeons. There's some videos with details on AMD's YouTube channel, and plenty of coverage around the net:

AMD Unveils EPYC 7000 Series Processors And Platform on HotHardware.
AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Set To Change The Game on LegitReviews.
AMD EPYC 7000 Series Data Center Processor Launch - Gunning for Xeon on PC Perspective.
AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs on Anandtech.
AMD EPYC Architecture & Technical Overview on TechPowerUp.
AMD's Epyc 7000-series CPUs revealed on TechReport.
AMD reveals EPYC 7000 server CPUs, up to 32 'Zen' cores on Tweaktown.
AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today on HardOCP.

Discussion of Zen, Ryzen and now EPYC continues in this thread.



Wednesday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 21-June-2017  15:40:47 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Keyboard:
Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard on TechSpot
Roccat Leadr Gaming Mouse on Benchmark Reviews

RAM:
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3600 MHz C16 DDR4 on TechPowerUp
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit on TweakTown

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS-Gaming 3 on Vortez
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC on Vortez
ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Ryzen Motherboard on HardOCP

Portable/Prebuilt:
MSI GL62M 7RDX gaming laptop on PCWorld
Alcatel A3 XL phone on PCWorld
AVADirect Avant Garde Gaming PC on TweakTown
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler on Madshrimps
AVADirect Affinity HTPC System on ThinkComputers.org
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) on Anandtech

Videocard:
MSI Radeon RX 570 GAMING X Video Card on HardOCP
ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC on TweakTown

Misc:
Asus ROG Strix Magnus Streaming Microphone on TechPowerUp
Arozzi Verona Pro V2 Gaming Chair on NikKTech
Reolink RLC-411WS Wireless Security Camera on OCC
IN WIN 509 Full Tower Gaming Chassis on Modders-Inc
Kolink Continuum 1050W Powersupply on JonnyGuru



Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 20-June-2017  15:51:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Intel have released the Core i9 7900X, which is a 10-core Skylake X processor. There's also a slightly less exciting quad-core Core i7-7740X. Here's some reviews:

Core i9 7900X processor and MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC on Guru3D.
Intel Core i9-7900X And Core i7-7740X CPU on HotHardware.
Intel Kaby Lake-X Core i7-7740X on Vortez.
Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X on PC Perspective.
Intel's Core i7-7900X CPU reviewed, part one on Tech Report.
Intel Core i9-7900X X-Series Skylake-X CPU on Tweaktown.
Intel Core X Series i9-7900X and i7-7740X on LanOC.

The AIDA64 benchmark team have announced support for the new CPUs as well.

There's a shiny new thread for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X here in our Intel x86 forum.



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