Intel’s next generation HEDT (High-End desktop) family isn’t scheduled to launch soon, but the leaked information confirms the upcoming Intel Core i7-6950X will be based on the Broadwell-E architecture, scheduled to arrive in spring 2016. Unlike the previous rumors about the processor family, the i7-6950X should be a performance monster with feature 10 cores i.e. 20 Threads, giving enthusiasts the fastest CPU on which they could base their high-end systems. The latest news on the Broadwell-E family comes from XFastest who have confirmed that Intel’s Core i7-6950X processor will be coming soon. The Intel Core i7-6950X processor should run with a base clock of mere 3.00 GHz, followed by a turbo boost clock that has yet to be
A Peek Inside Gigabyte’s Suite at CES 2015
A peak inside of Gigabyte’s CES Suite reveals some truely awesome computers and hardware
PC Enthusiats: What Can We Expect to See at CES 2015?
With CES right around the corner and the industry’s marketing efforts going into overdrive, what is it that we will likely see next week?
Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster
Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.
MSI Releases the X99S Gaming 9 ACK
MSI announces today the new MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK, a version that has been updated with the latest Killer DoubleShot Pro.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 CL 15, Surprisingly Fun Memory
Corsair’s new DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2666 CL 15 quad channel kit is reviewed. It proves to be a capable set of RAM with headroom for overclocking and tweaking.
Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5: A Solid Performer
Intel recently released the Haswell-E CPUs and the X99 chipset to go along with it. Gigabyte has released their line of X99 to the masses with eight new boards. Gigabyte’s GA-X99 Gaming 5 is in the lower mid-range of the new board lineup, and has some promising features for the gamers that it is hoping to target. While the Gaming 5 may not have the slew of options for overclocking and performance tuning that the top of the line GA-X99-SOC Force but does have enough options to keep a serious system tweaker busy for days. Thankfully, with all those options the board still proves to
Intel: No Answer Yet on Asus’ Extra Pin Situation
On Monday VR World reported on some irregularities with the “extra pin” found on Asus’ (TPE: 2357) X99 motherboards. Asus claims that the additional undocumented pins found on Haswell-E and the sockets of Asus’ compatible boards are used to give users extra stability during overclocking. As documented by VR World’s Nebojsa Novakovic, in its own documentation Asus claims that these pins, better known as “socket 2084,” have numerous advantages when used including better monitoring of voltage, more strapping ability, higher frequency, and maximum Vcore. However, sources that have spoken to VR World say these pins aren’t as special as Asus says they are and are
G.Skill Launches Ripjaws 4 DDR4 Memory Clocked At 3333 MHz
Although there are several DDR4 kits available for X99 motherboards, most modules are clocked at 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz. G.Skill is looking to remedy that with the launch of its latest memory modules, which are clocked at 3333 MHz. Dubbed Ripjaws 4, G.Skill is looking to cater to the enthusiast segment with these modules, which will be available in quad-channel variants (4x4GB). In addition to the 3333 MHz modules, G.Skill is also launching slightly lesser clocked 3300 MHz and 3200 MHz kits in 16 GB (4x4GB) configurations. The modules feature a CL timings of 16-16-16-36, which comes out to a latency of 9.6 nanoseconds.
Asus X99-E WS Motherboard Leaked
As more and more X99 motherboards leak, it only made sense to release a portion of the trove of boards that haven’t already been announced or leaked. The Asus X99-E WS, a Bright Side of News* exclusive, is a particularly interesting one because it is Asus’ (TPE:2357) latest high performance motherboard for workstation users. Because X99 is an entirely new platform there are very likely going to be a lot of people searching for new workstation boards like the X99-E WS to upgrade their workstations. In terms of features, you get all the expected things like Haswell-E support, a plethora of PCIe 3.0 slots, which includes support