AMD inadvertently confirms 16-Core Processor
We've been talking about the AMD 16-Core CPU since we began reporting last week, but AMD has never officially announced the product. What we now know is that (1) motherboard manufacturers have 16 core CPUs to test in their hands, (2) when it comes on the market as a retail product, it probably will not be released during the July 7 release date the other Ryzen 3000 parts (but we are not sure – probably later this year) and (3) AMD has inadvertently confirmed that the AM4 platform started on 4 cores and is now quadrupling in just a few years Has. This was in a conversation with GamersNexus at Computex.
All in all, it's just about when (or if) we see it in retail.
AMD Ryzen 3000 Overclocking on LN2
Talking to some With extreme overclockers at Computex 201
Ti Series 20 Series Update, Preset Memory
NVIDIA updates some of its cards with Ti options, such as: 2070 and possibly 2060, and also pushes for an update to a higher clock memory. We're not 100% sure if this is what GeForce Super is, but it will happen at about the same time.
Nvidia has registered trademarks for 3080, 4080 and 5080
Earlier this week, news regarding a trademark filed for registration filed by Nvidia. Nvidia tries to identify the numbers 3080, 4080 and 5080 as marks for PC graphics. Nvidia does not claim the numbers outside this period.
Since the mark was filed earlier this year and is still under review, the scope of the attempted mark may be too broad or vague. Marking general numbers or letters is usually difficult even in a particular context.
There have been rumors for months that AMD is imitating Nvidia's naming scheme with the alleged RX 30xx branding for Navi. We now know that Navi will be available in the form of the RX 5000 series, but Nvidia has probably tried to maintain the branding for its Turing followers.
Steelseries Apex Pro Offers Adjustable Swing Points for Switches
At the Computex 2019, Steelseries showed two keyboards with a new switch type and one new technology. Both the Steelseries Apex Pro and Steelseries Apex Pro TKL come with the new Steelseries OmniPoint switches. The new OmniPoint switches provide an adjustable actuation point ranging from 0.4mm to 3.6mm.
The OmniPoint switches achieve this by using magnetic sensors that are faster than conventional switches, according to Steelseries. According to SteelSeries, the 0.4 mm actuation point of the OmniPoint switches is far below Cherry's MX speed switches, which operate at 1.2 mm. As someone who has long used Cherry MX Reds and then switched to Cherry MX Speed switches, I have to wonder how useful a 0.4mm actuation point is.
There will also be a monochrome OLED display. Users can see in-game notifications or warnings from applications such as Spotify or Discord on the display. Apparently, it can also be used to display GIFs – because who does not want to turn his $ 200 keyboard into a Cat GIF machine?
Besides that, it's nice to see some innovations in mechanical keyboards, rather than the usual "updated RGB models. Steelseries clearly targets users who are trying to strike a balance between gaming and typing / productivity, and it's an engaging concept. The Steelseries Apex Pro will hit the market on June 11 for a MSRP of $ 200. The smaller Steelseries Apex Pro TKL costs $ 180.
After the AMD PCIe 4.0 in the client PC-segment has set in motion, both SSD manufacturers and controller providers join the party. Most notable may be Corsair and Phison, whose products are based on PCIe 4.0 in July and coincide with the AMD Ryzen 3000 and X570 motherboards.
Phison announced that it will be the first PCIe 4.0-capable NVMe controller for consumer SSDs. and Corsair announced their MP600 NVMe SSD based on this controller – the PS5016-E16. The technical data for both are currently rare, but Corsair claims to achieve sequential speeds of approximately 5 GB / s.
Currently no word is used on endurance, capacity or NAND type. In terms of the latter, we could assume that it is 96-ply 3D NAND, as most major storage vendors began mass production and shipping at the end of last year. In particular, Corsair's new SSD will be among the first – if not the first – to be available in July for early adopters of the new AMD Ryzen 3000 / X570 platform.
Corsair also launched its Hydro-X series of water-cooling parts after more than a year of testing.
Source: https://www.corsair.com/en/company/pressrelease/corsair-meldet-neu-amd-x570 -and-pcie-4-0-ready-force-series-mp600-m-2 -ssd
NZXT Updates H-Series and Announces H510 Elite
Also at Computex 2019 was NZXT, which released its updated H-series of enclosures as well as the debut of a new premium H510 Elite case.
The most notable of the H-Series is an updated I / O front panel that now offers USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 connectors for the following models: H210, H210i, H510, H510i, H710 and H710i. The "i" models also get an updated V2 Cam Powered Controller or Smart Device, as NZXT calls it. There are also integrated mounting slots for SSDs and brackets for vertical GPU mounting.
The new case of the H510 Elite uses tempered glass on both the front and side walls. The front I / O bar also contains the new USB port 3.1 Connection Type C Gen 2. The H510 Elite also comes with two Aer RGB fans and one RGB LED strip. There is also a built-in vertical GPU mount and a detachable radiator / fan bracket.
The H510 Elite has an MSRP of $ 170 and expected availability in July. The revised H-Series will also be available in early July with the H210 (90 USD), H210i (120 USD), H510 (80 USD), H510i (110 USD), H710 (170 USD) and H710i (200 USD) models. NZXT also points out that prices reflect the new rates charged by the US federal government – this equates to a $ 30 increase in the H710i.
Super Flower displays 2.5 kW power supply
Super Flower showed on the Computex a 2.5 kW power supply, beating its previous 2 kW model, the Super Flower Leadex Platinum built specifically for overclocker Ian "8 Pack" Parry. For the uninitiated, Parry is the system builder behind one of the most expensive PCs to buy. Parry uses the 2 kW power supply to run luxurious dual-system builds, and we expect the new 2.5 kW platform from Super Flower to be partly designed for the same.
As Tom & # 39; s hardware notes, the new 2.5000 watt power supply seems to have a similar platform to EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2. Except for special system builds like Parry's, such a power supply is only suitable for miners or extreme overclockers.
Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/superflower-reveals-2500w-psu,39498 .html
ARM Announces Cortex-A77 and Mali G77 GPU
ARM has it Successor of the Cortex-A76 announced in 2018, which brought SoC silicon such as the Kirin 980 and the Snapdragon 855. The Cortex-A77 will be powered in late 2019 and early 2020 flagship devices.
The Cortex-A77 code-named "Deimos" remains on TSMC's 7nm node, but will no doubt shift to the 7nm + / N7 + process that uses EUV. The Cortex-A77 retains most of the configurations of its predecessor, but ARM has redesigned the micro-architecture of the CPU-IP to achieve an IPC increase of approximately +20 percent. ARM also wanted to make it easier for licensees to migrate to the new IP. As with all ARM CPU IPs, the emphasis is on performance, performance and area (PPA).
ARM also announced the new Mali G77 GPU. The Mali-G77 is based on the Valhall architecture of ARM, about which ARM has so far given no details. ARM claims 1.4x performance improvement over the previous Mali G76 GPU, which improves both architecture and processes.
Source: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14384/arm-announces-cortexa77-cpu -ip
Intel abandons Skylake X-HEDT line
Intel sends some of its Skylake -X models in the sunset, presumably to make room for the new processors of the Glacier Lake X-Series, which Intel has announced at its show Computex Keynote. Glacier Lake details are sparse, scheduled outside a release for fall. However, it is expected that Glacier Lake will include more than two cores with Turbo Max and improve storage performance.
For Skylake-X, the following SKUs are given "End of Life" status: i9-7960X, i9-7940X, i9-7920X, i9-7900X, i7-7820X, and i7-7800X. Final orders will be accepted until December 27, and final orders will be shipped on June 5, 2020.
Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-discontinues-core-x-series-skylake-x -processors, 39535.html
ASUSTOR Nimbustor NASes
ASUSTor had on presented two new NASes dedicated to running games without network storage. The Nimbustor NAS series is available in both dual and four bays, each with 2×2.5Gb RJ45 ports. ASUSTor states that the Nimbustor 2 uses a dual-core 2GHz J4005 CPU, while the Nimbustor 4 uses a 1.5GHz quad-core J4105 CPU. The CPUs are designed for 2.7 GHz dual-core and 2.5 GHz quad-core processors.
Part of the marketing is that the new NAS systems with SSD drives have so few access latencies that games connected to the network should be possible without significant performance degradation. We did not test this ourselves, although ASUStor had a demo at its Computex booth.
Bykskis booth filled from wall to wall with open loop parts for liquid cooling. We sent a team to take pictures of the new connectors, tubes and gauges with an overwhelming amount of new hardware.
There are various connectors in blue, red, gold, black, silver and white sizes and angles – including V-fittings and T-joints – and similarly colored hard tube solutions. Bykski also works on OLED thermometers, which often have questionable accuracy but can look good in the right loop. The monitors were next to manometers with a pressure-sensitive probe for real-time reading of the internal loop pressure. This can be useful for quickly measuring how changes in the loop affect water pressure or to determine if the loop has become too long. We would not use such a thing for the accuracy that a review requires, but they are usually fine for prompt sampling by an end user. That means we have not tested them yet. The same body is delivered with a flow meter.
CPUs, including Threadripper and HEDT Intel, also had new waterblocks that now also included on-block temperature displays. The fittings released this year are available in TBD (US).
Cooler Master Power Supply
Cooler Master has a new power supply called "Project Fanless". The PSU has a base power of 650 W, is passively cooled, and has no fan to 1000 W when the user adds a fan to the PSU housing. The fan must have a maximum speed of 1500 rpm to reach the full 1000 W scale. He is recognized by a board in the power supply. Support is for 120mm fans. This is an interesting and unique idea, although the number of use cases for a passive power supply that can operate at higher power is limited. If you wanted to passively use it first, save it later for later system build and run it for higher performance.
Cooler Master has a new light mouse that we did not talk about. The mouse comes in two models: a 710 model that weighs about 52 g and costs $ 50, and a 711 model with RGB LEDs that weighs about 58 g and costs $ 60. The cable will be paracord after completion, the sensor is the 3389 currently without custom tuning. The mouse housing is made of ABS plastic. Whether you like it or not, is highly subjective – if you're into ultra-light mice, it may be worth paying attention to, though the downside is that driving slowly feels cheap.
Editorial: Eric Hamilton, Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman, Keegan Gallick
Additional Feature: Ryan Greenberg