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ASRock teases Phantom video cards March 18, 2018 - 20:45
ASUS ROG X470 Crosshair Hero VII and X470-F STRIX photos leak March 18, 2018 - 20:37
AMD Ryzen 2000 to support faster DDR4 memory March 18, 2018 - 19:05
Three ASUS X470 motherboard layouts leak March 18, 2018 - 19:02
Photos leak of ASUS B360/H370/H310 motherboards March 18, 2018 - 18:57
NVIDIA about to launch real-time ray tracing API March 18, 2018 - 18:47
NVIDIA prepping update for Oculus Rift blackscreen issue March 18, 2018 - 18:39
Retailers start taking pre-orders for AMD Ryzen 7 2700(X) and Ryzen 5 2600(X) March 16, 2018 - 13:17
Cinebench scores leak of Intel Core i9-8950HK, i7-8850H, i7-8750H March 16, 2018 - 13:03
AnandTech had a call with AMD CPU bug hunter CTS-Labs March 16, 2018 - 11:28
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Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 20:45:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new teaser video from ASRock confirms the company plans to make an entry into the video card market. Not a lot of details are shown, but the clip reveals a Phantom series card with a dual-slot design, one 8-pin PCIe power connector, and a dual-fan cooling solution. According to earlier rumors, ASRock will focus on AMD Radeon based video cards.


Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 20:37:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Two more ASUS leaks, this time VideoCards got its hands on photos of the upcoming ROG X470-F STRIX and ROG X470 Crosshair Hero VII motherboards.

First up we have the ROG X470 Crosshair Hero VII, this photo is limited to the box. VideoCardz writes ASUS is distributing this model to retailers. It's the flagship model in the launch lineup, but a Crosshair VII Extreme should follow at a later date. Two versions of this motherboard will be offered, one with and one without WiFi.

ASUS ROG X470 CrossHair Hero VII

Next is a closeup of the ASUS ROG X470-F STRIX motherboard, also courtesy of VideoCardz.

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Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 19:05:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The leak of the ASUS X470 motherboard manuals confirms the upcoming Ryzen 2000 series processor from AMD will come with support for faster DDR4 memory. The spec sheet lists 3466MHz, which is 266MHz more than the first-gen Ryzen CPUs:
In this document, ASUS confirms Ryzen 2000 Pinaccle Ridge CPUs will support memory up to 3466 MHz, whereas Ryzen 1000 (and Ryzen 2000 w/ Vega) only support up to 3200 MHz.
Via: VideoCardz

Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 19:02:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ASUS is working on at least six AMD X470 based motherboards and now we know how the layout of three of them will look like thanks to a leak of a couple of ASUS motherboard manuals.

Below you can view the layouts of the PRIME X470-PRO, TUF X470-PLUS GAMING, and ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING. The ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING and ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO / (WIFI) are the other three confirmed SKUs.
Minimal differences can be found in PRIME X470 PRO and STRIX X470-F motherboards, apart from few debug LEDs.The X470 TUF PLUS, however, will definitely be a cheaper alternative, as it lacks some connectors, such as third PCIe x16.
ASUS x470 leaked layouts

Via: VideoCardz

Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 18:57:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VideoCardz got its hands on pictures of the upcoming ASUS B360/H370/H310 series motherboards, you can view them over here. Below is a look at the ASUS STRIX H370-F GAMING.


Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 18:47:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tomorrow we can expect the launch of NVIDIA's RTX technology. Claimed to be the result of a decade of development in algorithms and GPUs, RTX promises to deliver highly optimized real-time ray tracing technology on Volta GPUs.

NVIDIA partnered with Microsoft to enable DirectX Raytracing API on RTX, and the company is rolling out Ray Tracing for GameWorks. Support will be provided by major game engines like Unreal Engine, Unity, and Frostbite. Furthermore, there's developer support from EA Games, Remedy and 4A Games.
Together with RTX, NVIDIA is also announcing Ray Tracing for Gameworks, which enables real-time Area Shadows, Glossy Reflections and Ambient Occlusion in game development. This technology is already available in early access.

Via: VideoCardz

Posted on Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 18:39:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A member of NVIDIA's Customer Care team revealed on Reddit that the GPU designer is working on an update that will resolve a blackscreen issue with the Oculus Rift VR headset. The bug is present in all driver releases since version 390.65.

The next GeForce Game Ready driver will resolve the problem:
Hello all.

My name is Manuel and I am part of the NVIDIA Customer Care team. We just fixed this bug and will roll out the fix to users in our next GeForce Game Ready driver later this month. Thank you for your patience.

Regards, Manuel


Posted on Friday, March 16 2018 @ 13:17:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Various retailers in Europe and North America are now taking pre-orders for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 2000 series.

Four SKUs are listed and there's confirmation that the Ryzen 7 2700X indeed has a 105W TDP.
  • Ryzen 7 2700X 8C/16T 105W Wraith Prism YD270XBGAFBOX
  • Ryzen 7 2700 8C/16T 65W Wraith Spire YD2700BBAFBOX
  • Ryzen 5 2600X 6C/12T 95W Wraith Spire YD260XBCAFBOX
  • Ryzen 5 2600 6C/12T 65W Wraith Stealth YD2600BBAFBOX
  • The official MSRP is $370, $312, $258, and $208, respectively. The pre-order prices range from about 250EUR to 423 CAD.

    Furthermore, the German version of Amazon listed the Ryzen 5 2600X for 248.93EUR, with an availability date of April 19.

    Posted on Friday, March 16 2018 @ 13:03:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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    More cores are coming to gaming laptops in the very near future, with the launch of the Intel Coffee Lake H processors. You can expect the Core i9-8950HK, i7-8850H, and i7-8750H, these are all six core models with twelve threads.

    Some initial Cinebench scores popped up, VideoCardz published an overview. All these parts have a 45W TDP. The Core i9-8950HK basically seems pretty close to a Core i7-8700K desktop chip.
    According to the leak from a Chinese website, the i9-8950HK reaches a score of 204 single-core in Cinebench R15. This is a Core i7-8700K territory. When it comes to multi-thread performance the i9-8950HK actually scores lower than 8850H and 8750H. The reason behind this is unknown, it could be anything from TDP limit to the actual testing platform.
    INTC Coffee Lake H 6core Cinebench

    Posted on Friday, March 16 2018 @ 11:28:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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    One of the reports that caused a lot of controversy this week was the news from CTS-Labs, about the discovery of 13 security vulnerabilities in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors, as well as in ASMedia chipsets. The first impression of a lot of enthusiast was that this is a smear campaign, not just because nobody had ever heard of this firm, but also due to the unusual and highly mediatized disclosure, the surrounding doom and gloom, and a 25-page short seller report from Viceroy Research that appeared a mere three hours after the initial announcement.

    AnandTech's Ian Cutress and RealWorldTech's David Kanter had a conference call with CTS-Labs, you can read their conclusions over here. The site concludes there a definitely a lot of weird and inconsistent elements. It is likely that the vulnerabilities are real, but further confirmation is still required:
    One, if the vulnerabilities exist: It is very likely that these vulnerabilities are real. A secondary attack vector that could install monitoring software might be part of a multi-layer attack, but offering a place for indiscriminant monitoring of compromised systems can be seen as an important hole to fix. At this point, the nearest trusted source we have that these vulnerabilities are real is from Alex Ionescu, a Windows Internals Expert who works for CrowdStrike, one of the companies that CTS-Labs says has the full disclosure documents. That is still a stage a bit far from us to warrant a full confirmation. Given that Trail of Bits required 4-5 days to examine CTS-Labs work, I suspect it will take AMD a similar amount of time to do so. If that is the case, AMD might have additional statements either on Friday or Monday, either confirming or rebutting the issues, and discussing future action.


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