A host of BeQuiet! news: Cheap ATX 3.0 PSU and thermal pastes

Shortly after the Dark Power 13 power supplies, BeQuiet! is releasing significantly cheaper alternatives from the Pure Power range (12 M), in up to five output variants starting at 550 W. In this instance too, these are PSUs that are designed to meet the more stringent ATX 3.0 standard. In addition, BeQuiet! is expanding its range of thermal pastes, one of which is actually a liquid metal with a higher stated thermal conductivity than TG Conductonaut. Read more “A host of BeQuiet! news: Cheap ATX 3.0 PSU and thermal pastes” »

Noctua NH-L9a(-AM5) cooler now also available for Ryzen 7000

Many small coolers designed for SFF systems that are compatible with the AMD AM4 platform can’t be mounted on AM5. The NH-L9a(-AM4) top-flow cooler also made the list, and Noctua had to modify its mounting system. The implementation is quite clever, the work is already done and the old-new coolers, whose design is basically unchanged, go on sale. We also have information on which processors they support and under what circumstances. Read more “Noctua NH-L9a(-AM5) cooler now also available for Ryzen 7000” »

RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070 will be power-efficient, TDPs slashed

It was all the way back in December that the overall specs of cheaper Ada generation GPUs, GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, became known. But it looks like they may be launched in a slightly different form than the company intended at the time. According to proven leaker Kopite7kimi, these graphics cards will have a significantly lower TDP than previous leaks have claimed, and could be quite low-power and efficient GPUs. Read more “RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070 will be power-efficient, TDPs slashed” »

Second, prettier generation of ARGB DeepCool LS (SE) coolers is out

The new DeepCool LS SE coolers go on sale relatively soon after the LT series models were introduced. Given the very similar parameters, this is an alternative that offers a particularly different look. Mainly in the fact that in this case, fans with ARGB LEDs are used, but the design of the water block cover is also significantly different. This also distinguishes these liquid coolers from older models without SE in the designation. Read more “Second, prettier generation of ARGB DeepCool LS (SE) coolers is out” »

Intel Lunar Lake: new “Conroe moment” processor revolution?

A brand new CPU core architecture coming out is a big thing in the world of processors. We’ve been anticipating that from Intel for a long time, particularly in the Skylake era of waiting for 10 nm. Intel has since fielded new architectures in Ice Lake and Alder Lake, but there could be a major architectural revolution in a few years. The chips following Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake are said to be brewing something completely new. Read more “Intel Lunar Lake: new “Conroe moment” processor revolution?” »

Dark Power 13 or what the new ATX 3.0 PSUs from BeQuiet! look like

The year 2023 in hardware will also be characterized by the advent of power supplies with support for the ATX 3.0 standard. BeQuiet! currently introduced its irons in the fire. Due to more stringent quality criteria, the German company has launched the high-end Dark Power 13 models in three variants, with rated wattages of 750, 850 and 1000 W. All of them have the 80 Plus Titanium efficiency certification. Read more “Dark Power 13 or what the new ATX 3.0 PSUs from BeQuiet! look like” »

AMD Ryzen 7000X3D release date revealed? (Update: Sadly not)

Last week, AMD has unveiled the awaited expansion of the AMD Ryzen 7000 processor family with “X3D” models with 3D V-Cache. It boosts performance in games, so these could be very good (maybe even the best?) gaming PC processors. AMD has disclosed the specs, but hasn’t given the availability date for these models. We already have this information though, perhaps inadvertently, divulged by the company itself on its website. Read more “AMD Ryzen 7000X3D release date revealed? (Update: Sadly not)” »

AMD launches Ryzen 7040: 4nm APU with Zen 4 and RDNA 3 iGPU

In addition to the AM5 Ryzen 7000 processors with 3D V-Cache and mainstream 65W TDP models, AMD also announced a wholly new offering at CES 2023: the first processors with Zen 4 architecture for laptops. They are based on the all-new Phoenix APU, which is the first 4nm Ryzen chip and the first processor with an integrated RDNA 3 GPU, which will also clock up to 3 GHz. So it’s going to be a very interesting laptop platform. Read more “AMD launches Ryzen 7040: 4nm APU with Zen 4 and RDNA 3 iGPU” »

Expected 140mm Noctua fans hit by production issues

Until recently, it looked like if Noctua failed to release the new generation of 140mm fans by the end of the year (2022), it would happen shortly after. But right now, even this year’s release is in jeopardy. The cause is a fault that, it seems, Noctua didn’t really expect. This delay, by the way, also significantly delays the planned sale of the successor to the NH-D15 CPU cooler. Read more “Expected 140mm Noctua fans hit by production issues” »

Vapor chamber by Noctua: Premiere to take place in Asus RTX 4080

Just before the end of last year, we wrote about Noctua’s involvement in the development of Asus RTX 4000 graphics card. Now we know for sure that there will be an RTX4080-O16G-Noctua model. While at first glance this card’s cooler will be the same as the last one, it is supposed to be significantly more effective with the implementation of a vapor chamber, which Noctua has never used before, not even with their own CPU coolers. Read more “Vapor chamber by Noctua: Premiere to take place in Asus RTX 4080” »

W790 board for Sapphire Rapids: 64L and 112L CPUs both supported

One of December’s interesting news was the leak about Intel’s new Sapphire Rapids CPU platform for both high-end desktop (HEDT) and workstations. It’s three CPU platforms – but besides the 2S systems, we’re mainly interested in the two lineups for single-processor workstations: the pricier octo-channel Xeon W-3400 and the cheaper quad-channel Xeon W-2400 with fewer cores. But it looks like these two will be partially compatible. Read more “W790 board for Sapphire Rapids: 64L and 112L CPUs both supported” »

Year of the fan is here: by 2023, there will be 70 of them compared

Last year’s tally of fans tested ends at 34 models. We don’t know what number it will stop at one day over the years, but our plan for the next twelve months is clear: Push hard on fan topics. Not only by adding to the record number of fans, but also by popular education on the physics that is essential to a proper understanding of exactly how fans work. The goal is for you to have a clarity about everything. Read more “Year of the fan is here: by 2023, there will be 70 of them compared” »

Asus and Noctua are collabing on GeForce RTX 4000 cards as well

Asus graphics cards with Noctua coolers wasn’t just a one-season affair. On the contrary, it seems that this could be a tradition that will now continue in the Ada Lovelace GPU generation. Information is extremely scarce so far, but we did hear something from the ones in charge and some details are clear. However, we can only speculate about most of it until CES 2023, where the official unveiling of these graphics will take place. Read more “Asus and Noctua are collabing on GeForce RTX 4000 cards as well” »

Breakthrough overclocking record: Raptor Lake achieves 9 GHz

Intel’s Raptor Lake processors brought one surprise: breaking the absolute extreme OC record. There were doubts it would ever happen, as today’s CPU architectures are not optimized for the high clock speeds at all costs like the past record holders Pentium 4 and AMD FX. But Raptor Lake and Intel 7 Ultra manufacturing process have shown they are capable of even more and have conquered a milestone never-beaten before, now. Read more “Breakthrough overclocking record: Raptor Lake achieves 9 GHz” »

Noctua is behind schedule, new 140mm fans have been delayed

This is not entirely new information. On the contrary, the news that Noctua won’t release 140mm fans made of “sterrox” this year after all is quite old. Still, it disappeared on Twitter among other posts, and the reach to the public is quite small. We, too, have only now gotten around to the delay of Noctua’s long-awaited fans. So if you’re still waiting and hoping, know that they won’t be coming this year, for certain. Read more “Noctua is behind schedule, new 140mm fans have been delayed” »

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