AMD Has Officially Launched the Sale of Its Ryzen 7 CPUs

The AMD has just officially announced the beginning of its AMD Ryzen CPUs sale, designed for desktop PCs. The development of these processors took 4 years, and now customers can enjoy the results of the process – the up-to-date CPUs, based on the brand-new AMD Zen microarchitecture.



The first to hit the stores were three 16-thread 8-core Ryzen 7 line samples: 1700, 1700X and 1800X. The base clock of Ryzen 7 1800X is 3.6 GHz, 1700X – 3.4 GHz, 1700 – 3.0 GHz. Boost frequencies are equal to 4.0, 3.8 and 3.7 GHz respectively. 1800X and 1700X feature 95 W TDP, the 1700 model’s rate is 65 W. Ryzen 7 1800X costs $499, 1700X – $399, 1700 – $329.

In the second quarter 6- and 4-core Ryzen 5 products will be released, and later this year they will be joined by Ryzen 3 models. All these devices are intended for system boards with AM4 sockets and possess an unlocked multiplier.

Welcome in MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Golden Edition Video Card

MSI has finally gladdened its gaming fans with a new ‘golden’ graphics card, entitled GTX 970 Gaming 4G Golden Edition. The model is based on Nvidia’s GM204-200-A1 GPU (Maxwell architecture) with 1644 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 13 SMM units. Connection with visual devices might be realized via dual DVI ports, a single HDMI, and one DisplayPort.



Thanks to the support of MSI Gaming App, users are free to select one of the working modes: Silent, Gaming or OC. Each of them is differentiated by nominal and dynamic clock frequencies, Hereby, in Silent mode this adapter runs at 1051 MHz/1178 MHz (nominal/dynamic); Gaming mode provides for 1140 MHz/1279 MHz frequency, while OC allows increasing both indices up to 1165 MHz/1317 MHz correspondingly.


The integrated GPU cooperates with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface, 224 Gb/sec throughput index). Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1751 MHZ, but its efficient index rises up to 7010 MHz.


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Xigmatek to Launch Alfar Chassis This Month

Xigmatek is on the verge of launching its new series of chassis, codenamed Alfar. The series consists of three models which differentiate from each other by the color of insertions on the frontal grid (black, white and orange). The casing itself is made of steel and painted totally black. All three enclosures are designed in mid-tower form factor and are ready to accept motherboards of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX dimensions.



Xigmatek Alfar houses seven PCI expansion slots, can accept CPU coolers of up to 160 mm in height, graphics cards of up to 320 mm in length, and a standard power supply unit. The chassis are furnished with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, four internal 2.5-inch bays, and analogous number of bays for 3.5-inch drives. Interface panel is located on the top board and accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and standard 3.5 mm audio sockets.


The nominal delivery set of Xigmatek Alfar contains two 120 mm fans, located on the frontal and rear boards; …
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