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GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX

Gigabyte X399 Designare E

The new Gigabyte X399 Designare Ex replaces the previous Aorus X399 Gaming 7 model released a few months ago. Supports AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors Quad Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs, 3600MHz+(OC) Fast Front and Rear USB 3.1 Type-C™ Interface 4-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design Server-Class Digital Power Design …

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GIGABYTE AERO 15X

Gigabyte Aero 15X

The Gigabyte Aero 15X  packs a powerful GeForce GTX 1070 w/Max-Q design & a slim bezel display in a laptop 20mm thin . i7-7700HQ 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS LCD, Pantone certified 8/16GB DDR4-2400, max 32GB HM175 mobile express chipset Windows 10 x64 Intel HD 630 graphics NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB 2x M.2 slots, type 2280 for SSD …

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INTEL COFFEE LAKE

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Intel is now starting to deliver the high-end X370 chipset and 8th gen Coffee Lake processors. Intel will have other chipsets ready for Q1-2018. Usually Intel has several chipsets ready for all market segments. We suspect Intel had to fix a few problems with lower cost chipsets to prevent the fisco seen with Cougar Point. …

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ASUS ROG STRIX RX VEGA64 8GB

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The new ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 is the latest high-end card for PC gaming. ASUS is still using a 100 percent automated production process for its GPUs, an industry-first that helps the company ensure a specific standard of quality and longevity. MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer. Patented …

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AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS

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Some overclockers are running into problems with the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform. Part of the problem is that memory speeds are faster than JEDEC can update the standard. Intel has developed the XMP profile to support faster speeds and now with DDR4 they have XMP2. AMD supports XMP2 however the UEFI-BIOS may have to be …

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AMD RYZEN & WINDOWS 10

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We have seen several reports recently that Windows 10 does run well on some AMD Ryzen platforms. We believe it could be some driver issues for motherboards and the processor. WIndows 8.1 seems to work better with some motherboards. Windows 10 Creators Edition may work on some. It seems to be hit or miss with …

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INTEL X299 VRM HEADACHES

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We have seen many reports lately with Intel X299 boards. Some boards like the Asus AORUS X299 cannot get past 4.6 GHz while another vendor’s board reaches 5.0 GHz. It seems that Intel has underdesigned the regulators for the X299 which has left some OEM manufacturers to scramble to fix it. Some simply copied the …

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GT 1030 GAME COMPABILITY LIST

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GT 1030 has 384 Pascal shaders. This is somewhat more powerful than the HD 3000 or HD 4000 seen with Intel Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge processors. The MSI GT 1030 offers an active cooler however some models are passively cooled. We recommend an actively cooled cards for gaming to prevent thermal damage. We tested games …

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MSI GT 1030 2GB LP OC

GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC

The MSI GT 1030 is being offered for 1/10 the cost of the flagship GTX 1080 Ti. This card has a MSRP of $69. NVIDIA Pascal GP108 384 CUDA cores PCI Express x4 NVIDIA GPU boost 3 1265 MHz, 1518 MHz boost 2048MB GDDR5 6000 MHz memory speed 64-bit memory 48 GB/s bandwidth HDMI 2.0b, …

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AMD RADEON RX 550

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The AMD Radeon RX 550 is a mainstream video card that launched at $79. AMd suggests the RX 550 is about 5x more powerful than Intel IGP in the i7-6700. The RX 550 is also about double the performance of the R7 240. AMD  Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro) PCI Express 3.0 x8 14nm FinFET 512 …

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MSI A320M GRENADE MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI A320M grenade motherboard is a basic µATX for AMD Ryzen processors. Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / AthlonTM Processors for socket AM4 Support DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933(OC)/3200(OC) Mhz 2x DDR4 slots, 32GB maximum memory DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost EZ debug LED to quickly identify problems Click BIOS …

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MSI B350M BAZOOKA MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI B350M Bazooka motherboard is a basic µATX for AMD Ryzen processors. Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / AthlonTM Processors for socket AM4 Support DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933(OC)/3200(OC) Mhz 4x DDR4 slots, 64GB maximum memory DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost EZ debug LED to quickly identify problems Click BIOS …

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TEAMGROUP L5 SSD 480GB

TEAMGROUP L5 SSD 480GB

TeamGroup L5 SSD 480GB is the top capacity model of the series. TeamGroup also markets memory and other solid state hardware. The L5 SSD is an entry level SSD marketed primarily to laptop users. The L5 SSD uses the new 3D NAND technology. Featuring great durability and low energy consumption, it has become the mainstream memory …

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350 GAMING MOTHERBOARD

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The Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming is a mainstream ATX motherboard for AMD AM4 systems, AM4 motherboards using the A320 and B350 chipsets are aimed at budget gaming enthusiasts. The GA-AB350 Gaming  motherboard is for Bristol Ridge and Ryzen processors. DIY gamers will like this board with the B350 chipset which provides a good platform for gaming. AMD AM4 …

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350M GAMING 3 MOTHERBOARD

The Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 is a mainstream µATX motherboard for AMD AM4 systems, AM4 motherboards using the A320 and B350 chipsets are aimed at budget gaming enthusiasts. The GA-AB350M Gaming 3 motherboard is for Bristol Ridge and Ryzen processors. DIY gamers will like this board with the B350 chipset which provides a good platform for gaming. …

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