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Intel Core i5-7600K Tested, Negligible IPC Gains for Kaby Lake?

Somehow (it’s funny how these things happen isn’t it?), a possible production unit of the next generation i5 processor has been leaked to a tech website. In this case, PCOnline has obtained a unit of the upcoming Intel Core i5-7600K, a 3.8GHz, quad core Kaby Lake processor. The i5-7600K has a 4.20 GHz max Turbo Boost frequency, and 6 MB of L3 cache. Like all its predecessors, it lacks HyperThreading. The i5-7600K succeeds the current i5-6600K, and could be positioned around the US$250 price-point in Intel’s product-stack. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] I quote, from TechPowerup; In its review of the Core i5-7600K, …
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BIOSTAR Announces the Racing P1 Mini PC

Press Release – This post is verbatim from the company’s press release and has not been modified in any way. The viewpoints expressed below are entirely the view of Biostar, and not Small Form Factor Network. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] BIOSTAR is pleased to share the perfect life companion if you’re looking for computing solution that goes with you wherever you go or you just need to maximize space. The BIOSTAR RACING P1 Mini-PC is unlike any laptop you’ve used before. Laptops tend to be heavy and have a consistent size and volume to them, offers no customization and most of …
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More Images of Gigabyte AM4 Boards Leaked

The first few images we saw of the non-OEM, Gigabyte board, were not much other than teasers. Heavily cropped sections of board was all that we saw. Now, full shots of the boards have been leaked! What do we see? [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] The two boards appear to be based on either AMD’s entry-level A320 or mid-range B350 ‘chipsets’. Since the AM4 chips are full SoCs with complete integration of chipsets, including a southbridge/ FCH; the “chipsets” in the AM4 platform are merely chips that add to the PCIe lane count of the platform, and provide additional SATA and USB connectivity. …
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Aqua Computer Releases A New Block – the Cuplex Kryos NEXT

15 years after releasing the first Cuplex CPU water block, Aqua Computer has launched a modern, hi-tech successor, the Cuplex Kryos NEXT. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Aqua Computer claims that the Cuplex Kryos NEXT currently has the best cooling performance on the market. The block has a very low flow resistance design, with high-precision CNC production and high value materials adding to the evidence towards their claims. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Integrated into the CPU block is Aqua Computer’s “VISION Technology”. This connects to your system via USB, and with the Aquasuite software, can be configured and controlled. The unique innovative VISION technology can …
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Microsoft announces Surface Studio AIO

Forum post written by MJVR1: Microsoft has released a new product for the surface line, the Surface Studio. let’s get the main specifications out of the way first. • 28″ Pixel Sense Display 4500×3000 (13.5 million pixels) with 10-Point Multi-Touch • Core i5/i7 • GTX 965M or 980M • 8GB/16GB/32GB • Rapid Hyper Drive 1TB or 2TB • 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and Xbox Wireless (For Xbox One Controllers) • Full Aluminum Construction • IO includes: 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Gigabit ethernet, SD card slot, 1 mini display port, and a cowardly 3.5mm headphone jack. Preorders starts at $3000 for …
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Zotac Launches 10th Anniversary Products

10 years is a big number – not many companies, let alone tech companies, make it that far. ZOTAC is celebrating this birthday, however, and has launched a small range of products. These range from an updated VR Go backpack, to a watercooled GTX1080, all the way to a PCIe SSD. The products are; ZOTAC GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition. A revised PCB delivers 16 power phases, dual BIOS, with BIOS 1 offering a base frequency of 1,657 MHz and BIOS 2 being set at a slightly more conservative 1,632 MHz base clock (with Boost clocks set …
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NVIDIA Users – Hold Off On Updating to 375.57 [UPDATED]

Thinking I was alone in experiencing some very weird issues after installing the 375.57 drivers for my GTX 750 Ti, I went searching the web and found this PCPer post, leading me to the realisation- 375.57 may have been taken out of the oven a little early. NVIDIA released the driver after some WHQL delays (possibly caused by the time of year), claiming optimal performance for Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Civilisation 6. However, all is not well. From basic video rendering bugs, to my start menu in Windows 10 locking up when moving a tile, there are a few …
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AMD Drops the MSRP of RX 470 and RX 460

After the recent launch of NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti cards, AMD has fired back. Not with new cards (although that may be coming too…), but with a couple of price cuts on their RX 470 and RX 460 product lines. In addition to this, AMD has been sending out media packs showing what they say makes its GPUs better choices than NVIDIA’s. Pricing of the Radeon RX 470 4 GB is cut down to US$159.99, from its US$169.99 launch price. This puts the 470 just US$20 above the GTX 1050 Ti. AMD claims that for US$20 more than the GTX …