NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games and more
Posted on: 01/09/2018 12:09 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen And Threadripper Processors, 7nm Vega Mobile GPUs At CES 2018
AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFi is the first motherboard for Zen+
Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For Spectre
Complete List Of CPUs Affected By Meltdown / Spectre
CORSAIR AX1600i Digital Power Supply Review
Corsair AX1600i PSU Review
Corsair AXi Series 1600 W Review
Corsair Carbide SPEC Omega Review
Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Case Review
Corsair Carbide SPEC-OMEGA Review
Corsair H115i Pro (280mm AIO) Liquid Cooler Review
Corsair H115i Pro RGB Review
Corsair H150i Pro (360mm AIO) Liquid Cooler Review
Corsair H150i Pro CPU Cooler Review
Corsair H150i Pro Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Corsair H150i PRO Review
Corsair H150i PRO RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review
Corsair H150i Pro RGB Review
CORSAIR Hydro H150i Pro Low Noise 360mm RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro
Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB Review
CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB with PBT Double-shot Keycaps Review
Corsairs H115i Pro and H150i Pro CPU coolers reviewed
Hyper X Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Input Club K-Type Mechanical Keyboard Review
LG 32UD99 review: first 4K HDR monitor
NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen And Threadripper Processors, 7nm Vega Mobile GPUs At CES 2018
After ramping 10 new product lines in 2017 -- if you consider its entire breadth of CPUs, GPUs, and semi-custom APUs -- AMD is readying more new and/or updated products for 2018, including next-generation Ryzen and Threadripper desktop processors covering every market segment from mobile to HEDT, and an array of Vega-based graphics products that target new markets and form factors...


Read full article @ HotHardware

AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFi is the first motherboard for Zen+
Gigabyte has made a mistake of letting Steve from Gamers Nexus into their booth. He quickly found an unreleased motherboard and took it apart. It is the first disassembly of X470 motherboard, in fact, it is the first X470 motherboard to be photographed in the wild.   AORUS X470 Gaming 7 Wifi The new motherboard is not actually branded as X470, the label was removed by Gigabyte for CES2018 display. This is the first Gaming 7 motherboard for Ryzen from Gigabyte.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For Spectre
While the Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI) patches were quick to land in the mainline Linux kernel for addressing the Meltdown CPU vulnerability, the "Retpoline" patches are still being worked on as the leading approach on the Linux side for dealing with the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The Retpoline patches are said to have little impact on performance, but here are our benchmarks of these kernel patches for seeing how they affect a variety of AMD and Intel systems.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Complete List Of CPUs Affected By Meltdown / Spectre
BILLIONS of CPUs around the world, including those powering smartphones, are affected by *Meltdown* and/or *Spectre*. Find out if your desktop, mobile or smartphone CPU is one of them!


Read full article @ TechARP

CORSAIR AX1600i Digital Power Supply Review
Today we are looking at the brand new Corsair AX1600i Digital Power supply, an expensive $500 high end unit set to target the wealthy enthusiast audience who simply need the highest levels of quality power. Corsair say this is their most efficient and powerful supply to date – this flagship unit delivers 80 Plus Titanium efficiency and incorporates high grade 105c Japanese capacitors throughout.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair AX1600i PSU Review
It is tough to improve something that it is already excellent, so Corsair's desire to build an even better PSU than its current flagship, the AX1500i, is noteworthy. More impressive, the AX1600i succeeds in setting new performance records.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Corsair AXi Series 1600 W Review
Simply put, the Corsair AX1600i is the best PSU money can buy today. Because of its huge capacity and price tag, it only addresses a small portion of users; those only satisfied with having the best of the best.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Corsair Carbide SPEC Omega Review
A new SPEC has been released by Corsair, this time the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-OMEGA makes its appearance. The model comes with a see-through tempered glass side panel. The new model is aimed at a more affordable and aesthetically pleasing segment.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Case Review
The Spec-Omega looks to be an amalgamation of the Spec-Alpha with the tempered glass side panel taken from the Spec-04. The Spec-Omega’s interior is different from either of the previous cases, designed to handle liquid coolers up to 360mm in size, while doing so in a case of roughly the same size as it’s brethren. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we’ll be putting the Spec-Omega to the test with a complete system build.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Corsair Carbide SPEC-OMEGA Review
The Corsair Carbide SPEC-OMEGA takes the stylish "beginner friendly" ALPHA as an inspiration and is a larger variant of that modern and edgy case. It also comes with a higher quality material mix and bit more elaborate design. Available in three colors, it aims to cater to gamers who like the bolder look and more spacious interior.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Corsair H115i Pro (280mm AIO) Liquid Cooler Review
Along with the launch of its new 360mm liquid cooler – the H150i Pro – today Corsair has also released the H115i Pro, a smaller 280mm AIO. In reality, radiator size is the only real difference between the two models, as they are identical in every other area. You do save $30 by going for the smaller model, though, but might that be cash worth spending instead? Let’s find out.




Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair H115i Pro RGB Review
We've seen RGB take the market by storm, with manufacturers stapling these multi-coloured LEDs to everything they can get their hands on; it now seems that all-in-one CPU coolers aren't able to escape this treatment, with Corsair releasing both the H115i Pro and H150i Pro featuring 16.7 million colours within the pump header.


Read full article @ Vortez

Corsair H150i Pro (360mm AIO) Liquid Cooler Review
Having been in the liquid cooling game for quite some time now, Corsair has built up an excellent reputation for its closed-loop coolers, with the relatively recent H100i V2 proving to be an incredibly popular 240mm cooler. Today we have the pleasure of assessing Corsair’s first ever 360mm liquid cooler, the H150i Pro. With a new pump design, as well as three ML-series fans, could this be the ultimate liquid cooler?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair H150i Pro CPU Cooler Review
Corsair enters the large AIO cooler arena with the H150i Pro, a triple 120mm radiator product, with all the typical Corsair features familiar. We put it through its paces in the lab.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Corsair H150i Pro Liquid CPU Cooler Review
It’s rather impressive that the company that basically introduced the all in one liquid cooler to us has also reinvented their product so many times and in so many ways since 2008. These days AiOs are standard and that standard has risen dramatically; especially over the past year. While performance will always be king, like it or not in the world of RGB everything, looks or rather the lack there of can kill. Checking a whole host of new boxes for the company, Corsair is introducing to the world the H150i PRO. This svelte new hydraulic system boasts a first ever for Corsair 360mm radiator as well as a new pump design equipped with of course, RGB LEDs. Follow along as we find out first hand whether this latest iteration is the future or a brief flash from the past.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Corsair H150i PRO Review
We check out the new 360mm radiator based Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO - an AIO Liquid cooler series that Corsair injects into the channel. With a tiny bit of RGB, bling Corsair promises to deliver ultra-silent performance with more than adequate cooling capacity.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Corsair H150i PRO RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review
Corsair has just released its largest All-In-One (AIO) cooler to date. With a 360mm radiator, RGB Frag Harder Disco Lights, and magnetic levitation fans, it seems to be hitting all the popular checkboxes that are required nowadays when it comes to just about any product. Our primary concern is how well it cools a very hot overclocked CPU.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Corsair H150i Pro RGB Review
Corsair's new 360mm all-in-one cooling solution features RGB lighting (of course!), a smart CPU block which controls fan speeds, RGB profiles and temperature monitoring via the USB connection, all of which can be observed and tweaked within the Corsair Link software.


Read full article @ Vortez

CORSAIR Hydro H150i Pro Low Noise 360mm RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Review
The brand new Hydro H150i Pro Low Noise 360mm RGB Liquid CPU Cooler by CORSAIR combines near-excellent cooling efficiency with almost inaudible operation even in performance mode.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro
Corsair looks to reassert their dominance in the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the launch of the H150i Pro. Taking the "go big or go home" approach, it packs an RGB pump block and 360 mm radiator. The cherry on top is the inclusion of Corsair's much vaunted ML series fans.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB Review
The first Hydro Series cooler equipped with a 360mm rad. Almost a decade has passed since Corsair first unveiled its Hydro Series liquid coolers. The original offering, dubbed the Hydro Series H50, arrived way back in mid-2009 with the goal of bringing all-in-one liquid cooling to mainstream users seeking something a little more potent than your average heatsink and fan.

The floodgates had been opened. Hydro Series has since served as a go-to solution for high-end users and system integrators wanting capable liquid cooling in a single, hassle-free unit. Corsair's Hydro Series product line has flourished, but plenty of competitors have since arrived on the scene with alternatives that are prettier, quieter or just plain bigger.


Read full article @ Hexus

CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB with PBT Double-shot Keycaps Review
We have tested the CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB keyboard with games such as The Crew, Wolfenstein: The New Order, MU Legend but also Quake Champions; since the MX Silent switch does have the same actuation force as the CHERRY MX Red, they did feel very responsive in-game, but all this at considerably lower noise levels. The noise on the MX Silent has been lowered thanks to the integrated TPE dampener built into the switch stem, that helps reduce the top out noise as well as the bottom out noise. This switch also feels great when typing so if you are used to writing office documents or other type of productivity work at home or even at your workplace, people around won’t be bothered by the noise.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps

Corsairs H115i Pro and H150i Pro CPU coolers reviewed
Even after a company introduces a great and enduring product, the constantly-blowing winds of market demands eventually require a change in tack. When this demand isn't carefully handled, a company risks ruining the very things that made a product successful to begin with. Sometimes drastic changes work, as Apple's radical re-imagining of the iPhone user experience with the iPhone X proves. Sometimes they don't, as with the mixed reception of Apple's radical re-imagining of the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Corsair has arguably been the company most responsible for ushering in the closed-loop liquid-cooled era of enthusiast PC hardware. The H60, H80, and H100, introduced in 2011, likely marked the crossover point where an all-in-one liquid cooler became an enduring and attainable option for enthusiasts versus a monster tower-style air cooler. The company later expanded its lineup with the H105, H110, and a variety of Corsair Link-compatible i-series versions of those coolers, and it sourced those products from Asetek (in GTX guises) and CoolIT Systems (with the GT tag line) alike. I've long used versions of these coolers on my personal systems and test benches alike thanks to their easy-to-use mounting systems, low stress on motherboards, and high performance.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Hyper X Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Review
It’s been a long time coming but nearly 4 years after the original Cloud headset was announced we bring you our review of the long awaited wireless Hyper X headset. The Hyper X Cloud Flight promises all the comfort and immersive audio of the original cloud headset but with gaming grade wireless connectivity and 30 hour battery life. Is the Cloud Flight worth £139.99 and could it be the must have wireless headset of 2018?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Input Club K-Type Mechanical Keyboard Review
Input Club aren’t just any keyboard company. In fact, they’re not like any other keyboard company. This small, six-man team out of California is made up of some of the most passionate members of the mechanical keyboard community out there. In short, if you’re a mechanical keyboard fan, they are exactly the kind of people you would want calling the shots on your next board. They’ve released a number of keyboards in the past, but today we’re looking at what might be their most direct courtship with the gaming community yet: the K-Type. It’s small, it’s beautiful, and open source, but should you buy in? Let’s find out.


Read full article @ MMORPG

LG 32UD99 review: first 4K HDR monitor
n the upcoming year the big promise of the monitor market is hdr: high dynamic range. With a higher maximum brightness, a bigger contrast, bigger colour space and more accurate colour nuances these monitors should, provided that they use the proper source material, mean a big step forwards in the way we experience digital image. The best of the best should of course be the 4K-models, otherwise known as ultra hd monitors. For this you need a more modern interface than displayport 1.2, but nevertheless LG managed to combine 4K and hdr for this standard with the 32UD99. We found out how they managed to do this and put this monitor through our extensive test method.

We previously covered the first hdr-monitors that we welcomed to our test lab, the Samsung C49HG90 and the C27HG70. Secretly LG was first, but the pre-production model - that we were able to take a look at last summer - was not yet at a level that allowed for a lot of testing; it remained a big promise, the combination of the ultra hd-resolution with the higher dynamic range.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games
The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been making many headlines lately. So far, security researchers have identified three variants. Variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753) and Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) are Spectre, while Variant 3 (CVE-2017-5754) is Meltdown. According to their security bulletin, NVIDIA has no reason to believe that their display driver is affected by Variant 3. In order to strengthen security against Variant 1 and 2, the company released their GeForce 390.65 driver earlier today, so NVIDIA graphics card owners can sleep better at night.

Experience tells us that some software patches come with performance hits, whether we like it or not. We were more than eager to find out if this was the case with NVIDIA's latest GeForce 390.65 driver. Therefore, we took to the task of benchmarking this revision against the previous GeForce 388.71 driver in 21 different games at the 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions. We even threw in an Ethereum mining test for good measure. Our test system is powered by an Intel Core i7-8700K processor overclocked to 4.8 GHz, paired with G.Skill Trident-Z 3866 MHz 16 GB memory on an ASUS Maximus X Hero motherboard. We're running the latest BIOS, which includes fixes for Spectre, and Windows 10 64-bit with Fall Creators Update, fully updated, which includes the KB4056891 Meltdown Fix.


Read full article @ TechPowerup




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