EK Introduces Water Blocks of SR-X and FC7970 Series

EK Water Blocks, a Slovenian company that won a good reputation due to manufacturing of water cooling systems, has gladdened the Internet community by the release of two new products: water blocks EK-FC7970 and EK-FB Kit SR-X. The two models are intended for the implementation in premium-class motherboards Evga Classified SR-X and graphics cards MSI R7970 Lightning.



Water block EK-FC7970 covers the whole surface of the graphics card circuit board; water current passes over GPU, voltage controllers and memory microchips. This model is delivered in a single variant with nickel-plated base and silver-black lid from acetal resin. The nominal delivery set includes EK-FC Link bridge that empowers the creation of CrossFireX configuration in the implementation of four graphics cards.


To continue, water block EK-FB Kit SR-X is a complex solution that provides coverage for all essential components of Evga Classified SR-X motherboard. Thus, it covers Intel C606 chip, …

AMD Has Published the Timing of Low-End Ryzen Models Bulk Sale Start

One can stop making wild guesses as far as AMD has voiced the official time frame of the beginning of low-end Ryzen models bulk sale. 6-core CPUs will come out in the 2nd quarter this year, and 4-core Ryzen 3 will be available in the second part of 2017.



Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 will possess the similar architecture as their higher-order counterparts. According to some resources, the only nuance is that in Ryzen 3 the SMT technology will be disabled, however, this device will cost less than $149. Ryzen 5 chips will come in at $175–259 (not much for 6 cores with SMT support).


The top-rank sample among 6-core AMD processors is AMD Ryzen 5 1600X offering the 3.6/4.0 GHz frequency rate. It will cost $259, which is only $15–20 more, than Intel Core i5-7600K. Simultaneously, according to pretests results, Ryzen 5 1600X will be 69% more effective in a multi-threaded context.

Overview of the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processor

Let's view over the AMD top processor model – Ryzen 7 1800X shipped in the original packaging, with the appearance of which the designers worked quite hard. In general, with the release of Ryzen, the degree of pathos in novelties is simply off-scale from a box to software; all the seriousness of the approach to the release of Zen solutions could be felt.


But for the CPU itself, the user will find in the box a sticker with the Ryzen logo for the case, as well as the installation instructions. The lack of a cooling system is not surprising as the Ryzen 7 1800X/1700X processors are still available only without it.


Features


Externally, the body of the new products has not changed at all since the release of K8, it has the same large heat distribution top completely covers the CPU’s substrate, but unlike the old solutions, the name of the series is now engraved in large letters and it is unlikely that it will be confused with Bulldozer and derivatives.


But the …
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