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Category: MOTHERBOARDS

GIGABYTE and Corsair Announces The RGB Fusion

GIGABYTE Validates Corsair Memory in its RGB Fusion Compatibility Site Taipei, Taiwan, March 22th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce the introduction of RGB Fusion Ready memory from Corsair. RGB Fusion is available on many GIGABYTE and AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards. Whether you plan to use an Intel or AMD solution, RGB Fusion is the most feature packed and fully equipped lighting system on the market to date. “We are very excited to launch Vengeance RGB, a new product line that not only offers vibrant RGB lighting,...

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BIOSTAR Offers Affordable AMD RYZEN Micro-ATX Motherboards

Balance of cost and performance with RACING B350GT3 & RACING B350ET2 BIOSTAR sets the stage for the micro-ATX AM4 market as the pioneer in including RGB LED function in its micro-ATX B350 motherboards. The BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3 is ideal for system builders and gamers that want an RGB lighting-capable system with the latest AMD B350 chipset. In addition to this, the BIOSTAR RACING B350ET2 sets itself apart from the competition by introducing 1.5V USB charger functionality and SATA POWER characteristics, perfect for iCafe owners who want to feature LED-equipped gaming headphones from the USB. The new BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards for AMD...

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AMD Clarifies Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X Temperature Readings

AMD today announces the details on how the temperature sensor built within the R7 1800X and 1700X works. This is due to Ryzen CPU owners reporting high temperature results with the said CPU models. Here’s what they said. Specifically, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X and 1800X carry a +20°C offset between the tCTL° (reported) temperature and the actual Tj° temperature. In the short term, users of the AMD Ryzen™ 1700X and 1800X can simply subtract 20°C to determine the true junction temperature of their processor. No arithmetic is required for the Ryzen 7 1700. Long term, we expect temperature...

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The ECS Z170 LIGHTSABER Motherboard Review

The Skylake and Z170 Combo Are Still Relevant With the release of the Intel 7th generation processors and AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, it seems that they are the only viable upgrade path to choose from this side of the year. If you just need something that works with a dash of gaming and overclocking oriented requirements, then there’s no reason to get the latest chipsets. Especially if the older generation warrants a better price point. With those things said, enter the realm of the ECS Z170 LIGHTSABER motherboard. The ECS Z170 LIGHTSABER is one of ECS’s latest Intel ATX platform for the...

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AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Delidded – Shows Excellent Build and Thermal Interface

AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Delidded By der8auer Overclocker der8auer on his youtube channel publishes a video on how he managed to delid the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. Basically, he went through a tedious process of heating up the CPU at 170c, and used a pair of razors to cut through the lids. This is while he’s heating up the processor to lessen the bond of the solder and the lids. Taking a closer look reveals the glorious PCB of the Ryzen 7 1700 with all the innards still attached – a perfect example of delidding I must say. Notice that...

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