Windows 8.1 refuses to boot after Tuesday Update
Last Tuesday Microsoft issued their August updates for fixes and security, unfortunately it renders Windows 8.1 completely to un-bootable for a lot of end-users as they end up with a black failure screen. The issue resides in two updated files. On the Microsoft support forum it rains complaints about the so called August update. Read more after the break.Read more
Corsair Announces Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 Memory
Corsair, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the availability of Corsair Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum lines of high-speed DDR4 computer memory. This new generation of memory ushers in a new age of ultrafast computing with optimizations such as increased DRAM bandwidth, higher bus frequencies, lower power usage, and higher reliability.Read more
Review: Corsair Carbide Air 240 Mini-ITX PC case
We review the new Carbide Air 240 from Corsair. Based on the popular mini ITX form factor this chassis will house the smallest, but also the biggest stuff inside your computer. A high-end graphics card and liquid cooling ? Not even an issue. Not mid, not full, mini and this intended for small form factor PCs. Now the product might be tagged as mini, the details and features however are grand.
You can read the full review right here.
AMD Mantle might end up in the next revision of OpenGL
AMD has hopes that a closer collaboration with the Khronos Group (responsible for standards like OpenGL) will help them integrate AMDs low-level cross platform Mantle API into OpenGL. The Khronos Group already mentioned that it is working on a new API as follow-up to Open GL and they might embed Mantle code. This should help addressing GPUs much directer and free up CPU utilization much better. That could mean better graophics and faster framerates.Read more
Download MSI Afterburner 4.0.0 Beta 9
You can now download the new stable beta MSI Afterburner 4.0.0 which launches at Beta 9. MSI Afterburner is ultimate graphics card utility, co-developed by MSI and RivaTuner teams. The change list is extensive this time as we added layered monitoring graphs rendering modes, multi-column monitoring graphs rendering mode and drastically improved the skin engine next to numerous optimizations. We also added a much requested feature, support for color LCD display of Logitech G19/G19s keyboards.
Gigabyte X99 UD7 WiFi motherboard photo
In the latest post Gigabyte is showing their Gigabyte X99 UD7 WiFi motherboard. Below the fold you can check out a photo of the upcoming X99 based 802.11 B/G/N WiFi motherboard with inctricate details included as 802.11 B/G/N WiFi, quad Crossfire/SLI compatibility, OC buttons and a diagnostic LED.Read more
Intel Core i7 Haswell-E and X99 Motherboards Launch Date Revealed
It wasn't a big secret really, but over in Asia the launch date for the new X99 motherboards and Core i7 5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K have been leaked. The release date 'should' be on the 29th of August, 2014 according to Hermitage Akihabara. Interesting is that they also have photo's online.Read more
AMD FreeSync LCD displays to be available in 2015
AMD's Richard Huddy shares word that the first LCD displays that will support FreeSync will sample next month with retail availability in early 2015. Multiple vendors are said to be incorporating the technology.Read more
Download AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Driver
Download AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Driver for Windows 7 and 8.1. This update adds support for CrossFire and Dual Graphics for Plants vs. Zombies, Assassin's Creed IV shows improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93% and there are improvements to be found with AOC monitors.We have a discussion thread open on this driver right here.
MSI reveals Z97 SLI Krait Edition or shall we name it Black Beauty ?
No-no ... not X99 this time, you'd almost forget that there is Z97 eh ? But puns aside, check out the basic two tone black and white Z97 SLI Krait Edition Motherboard. The black and white themed Z97 motherboard dubbed the ‘Z97 SLI Krait Edition’ is said to have been born out of sheer consumer demand – and you know what, I tend to agree.Read more
Review: Corsair HX750i power supply
In this review we look at the Corsair HX750i power supply. The power supply is quite delicious in performance and its Platinum 80 plus certification, the one massive 63 Amp 12-volts says it all really. Superb for mainstream to high-end and even multi-GPU solutions. Corsair also embeds their LINK technology into the PSU. That means you can monitor the PSU with the help of software, things like PSU efficiency, power usage or simply to adjust the fan RPM.
Read the full review right here.
BenQ Ships GW Series RevolutionEyes Monitors in the US
BenQ introduced its new additions to the GW Series of mainstream monitors, the GW2765HT and GW2265HM. Featuring BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology, the displays blend perfectly within any living space or office décor with stylish attributes such as high-gloss frames, curvaceous stands, and extremely slim bezels that enable sharper-looking single or multidisplay configurations for placement in any setting.Read more
Corsair Dominator DDR4 Memory Now on Pre-order
Corsair Dominator DDR4 Memory is now on Pre-order. Prepared like a coiled spring ready for X99. The memory is ready to order with already a few modules in stock ready to buy at OCuK.Read more
Scythe Announces Kodati CPU Cooler
Scythe reacts to the trend and offers its most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is focusing on small PCs and Mini-ITX based chassis. Kodati supports the latest platforms of both AMD and Intel. Scythe introduces the simplistic E.I.S mounting system with the Kodati, which allows fast mounting without the need for a backplate.Read more
Digital Storm VELOX Gaming PC
Digital Storm is excited to unveil VELOX, an enthusiast level machine engineered to shatter benchmarks and blow the doors off the most demanding next-gen games. The system's aggressively designed chassis is perfect for showcasing high-end components and maximizing airflow.Read more
Review OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD
Join us as we test and review the new OCZ ARC 100 Series SSD. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the product which comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and you will get a top notch OCZ SSD.
Check out the review right here.
Silent Hills Gamescom 2014 Teaser
Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro working on a new Silent Hill game starring Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead? This better be coming to the PC.
Intel acquires LSI Axxia Networking Business
Avago Technologies Limited and Intel Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Intel to acquire LSI's Axxia Networking Business and related assets for $650 million in cash.Read more