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Just last week, a new Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing tipped the pending release of nearly a dozen Z490 motherboards from MSI, which will presumably launch alongside Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors. That launch must be getting close, because ASRock has seemingly revealed its Z490 lineup as well. Unlike MSI, ASRock has not pushed out a list of upcoming motherboards to the EEC site, or at least not one that has been made public yet. Instead, it is ASRock's Polychrome Sync utility that might have spilled the beans on what future motherboard models are lying in wait. Source: Videocardz The folks at Videocardz spotted the references to several Z490 motherboards after installing... Read more...
At long last, AMD came out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and finally introduced the Radeon RX 5600 XT, a SKU that had been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors prior to the official unveiling. As expected, several of AMD's hardware partners flipped the switch on product pages with custom models sporting fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks. In a moment, we will give a rundown of the various custom Radeon RX 5600 XT models that have actual product pages. In time, even more custom models will appear, but our focus here is on the ones that we know to be real. Before we do that, however, let's quickly recap the specs and features of the Radeon RX 5600 XT. AMD... Read more...
If you have a secret to share, better do your best to keep it away from ASRock, because the company is apparently not very good at keeping them. Last week, ASRock essentially confirmed the specs of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT by posting a product page (which was later removed), and now a related press render has found its way to the web. Not that we are complaining, though it is unclear how AMD feels about the situation. Marketing is a funny thing, and in some cases, it is nearly impossible to discern a true leak from a controlled one, the latter of which is intended to drum up buzz and excitement for an upcoming product. It is anyone's guess which category this one falls into. Either way,... Read more...
At this point, we can pretty assume AMD will in fact launch a Radeon RX 5600 graphics card at some point. Falling into the 'where's there's smoke, there's fire' category, we have seen several leaks pointing to a Radeon RX 5600, dating back to at least July of this year. The most recent, however, is a pair of new listings in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) registry. This is a common stepping stone for new products, before they are officially announced. We have seen this play out many times in the past. This time, both ASUS and ASRock have made pit stops at the EEC, both with references to multiple custom Radeon RX 5600 SKUs. Click To Enlarge (Source: EEC) Starting with ASUS, I count no... Read more...
it is starting to seem like a foregone conclusion that AMD will launch Radeon RX 5500 XT graphic cards with 8GB and 4GB of memory. This has been the rumor (officially, AMD so far has only announced a Radeon RX 5500 series, while making no mention of "XT" models specifically), and the latest round of leaked press renders suggest this is the case. We see this happen all the time, especially with graphics cards—just prior to a product launch (big or small), leaks and rumors come in, followed by seemingly legitimate press renders shortly before the actual launch. It's happening again, with leaked press renders showing retail Radeon RX 5500 XT models from ASRock and Gigabyte. Leaked ASRock Radeon... Read more...
AMD promised us that it wouldn't be long before we saw the first round of custom Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards from its OEM partners, and true to its word, the first trickle of cards is starting to see the light of day. The first of these new arrivals comes from ASRock, which has announced the Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC Series. Right now, there are two cards that are available in the series: Radeon RX 5700 8G OC Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G OC Both cards are obviously built around AMD's 7nm Navi RDNA graphics architecture, but they ditch the reference blower cooling setup in favor of a twin-fan arrangement and a metal backplate. There are four heat pipes to help wick heat away from... Read more...
More details on upcoming products are coming out of Computex, which began with a keynote by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su on Monday, and runs through Saturday, June 1. AMD kicked things off with a bang—the Sunnyvale chip designer announced its Ryzen 3000 series lineup based on Zen 2, and formally introduced the world to Navi. We expect more details on the latter to be revealed at E3 next month, but in the meantime, some images of the first Navi-based graphics cards are starting to appear. In case you missed it, AMD announced that Navi's compute units are designed around a new RDNA (Radeon DNA) architecture, taking the place of the older GCN design. AMD says the entire graphics pipeline is optimized... Read more...
At long last, AMD formally introduced its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs based on its Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. Coinciding with the announcement, ASUS opened up its warchest of new X570 motherboards, but there are several other hardware partners with X570 boards of their own. Let's have a look at what's out there. Gigabyte Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Starting with Gigabyte, the company so far has unveiled eight X570 motherboards, including one under its own brand and seven more under its Aorus division. The flagship model of the bunch is the X570 Aorus Xtreme (shown above). This board is absolutely built for overclocking—it has a 16-phase... Read more...
ASRock has made the product page for its new AMD Radeon VII-based graphics cards available a week after the card first leaked onto the internet. The Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16GB graphics card has a silver heatsink with triple fans to keep things cool, and the backplate is made from metal for additional strength. Key features include support for 4K gaming, AMD Eyefinity, and Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR. Clock speeds for the video card include a GPU base clock of 1,400 MHz and memory base clock of 1GHz. Boost clock speeds are the same for the memory, but the GPU is boosted to 1750 MHz. The card pairs the 7nm GPU with 16GB of RAM and connectivity options include a trio of DisplayPort connectors... Read more...
Back at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su held up an early sample of a Ryzen 3000 series processor based on AMD's Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU architecture. It will still be several months until Zen 2 chips start shipping to consumers, though in the meantime, motherboard makers are getting ready with next-gen boards based on AMD's upcoming X570 chipset. We suspect there will be a ton of motherboard leaks in the upcoming weeks and months, especially as AMD's Ryzen 3000 series draws closer to release. In fact, it has already started to happen. The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website lists a bunch of unreleased ASRock motherboards based on X570. They include: ASRock... Read more...
Earlier this month at CES, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled its first consumer graphics card -- the Radeon VII -- built on the company's new 7nm manufacturing process. Now, we're getting a look at one of the first third-party cards based on the new GPU that will be arriving for gamers, and it comes from ASRock. As you can see, the ASRock Radeon VII Phantom Gaming is strictly a reference design card and about the only real change that we can see versus the AMD-branded card are ASRock/Phantom Gaming stickers on the center of the triple fans. At this point, we don't know if all third-party cards that will see the light of day will all be reference designs, or if there will be freedom... Read more...
ASRock is embracing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors with its first HEDT motherboard that falls under the Phantom Gaming line. Meet the X399 Phantom Gaming 6, which is a flagship motherboard featuring an eight-layer PCB design, eight-phase digital power delivery, and dual 8-pin connectors for power. Given that this is an HEDT motherboard that is fueled by Ryzen Threadripper power, there are a total of eight DDR4 DIMM slots supporting a total of 128GB. As for memory speeds, the board can handle 3400MHz+ frequencies. Onboard you'll find a total of three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that can wrangle up to three AMD Radeon graphics cards in a CrossFire configuration or two... Read more...
We are getting oh-so-close to the launch of Intel's 9th generation Core processors, and as that date approaches, motherboard makers appear to be bursting at the seams with excitement. ASRock has come out and formally introduced its Z390 lineup, while ASUS, EVGA, and MSI have all taken to social media to tease their upcoming motherboards. "The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Intel Z390 motherboard series, and also the Phantom Gaming Motherboards, the latest addition to the company's popular Phantom Gaming line up. These versatile new motherboards support the latest 9th Generation Intel Core™ processors with socket 1151," ASRock... Read more...
Is it October yet? No? Well that stinks! It's not that we're trying to speed up time and hasten our brief (in the cosmic sense) stay on this rock, we're just looking forward to Intel finally launching its 9th generation Core processor line, if for no other reason than to stop being flooded with related leaks. Many of them have been in relation to upcoming motherboards based on Intel's Z390 Express chipset. As we head into the homestretch, it would appear that ASRock's entire lineup of Z390 boards has leaked to the web. Just last week, an official-looking press render of ASRock's Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard started making the rounds. Speculation is that it will be ASRock's flagship Z390... Read more...
Intel’s 9th generation Core “Coffee Lake Refresh” processors are just around the corner, and we’ve already seen benchmark leaks for a few of the new SKUs that will be available at launch. In the past week, we’ve seen leaked benchmarks for both the flagship Core i9-9900K and the Core i7-9700K. These new processors will be supported by Intel’s new Z390 chipset, and ASRock is the latest to have one of its enthusiast motherboards leaked. In this case, it’s the Z390 Phantom Gaming 9, which will serve as its flagship product for the new 9th generation Core processors. What we can tell from the leaked retail box shot along with pictures of the... Read more...
There is evidence to suggest that existing motherboards based on Intel's H310 Express chipset will support the company's rumored 8-core processors when they arrive, by way of a BIOS update. That specific evidence is a picture of an ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2 motherboard with a sticker that reads "8 Core CPU Support" on the packaging. As always, we have to take this sort of thing with a healthy dose of skepticism, if only because we have no idea where the photo originates from. The folks at Videocardz posted the picture, but did not mention its source. It would not be difficult to Photoshop a supposed sticker onto the image. We do not know if that is the case, but it is worth mentioning. Assuming the... Read more...
AMD Ryzen CPU fans who aren’t in the market for the higher-end processors will be happy to hear that another set of benchmarks has leaked pointing to the overclocking prowess of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, which was accomplished using a high-end X370 mainboard. The user doing all the overclocking is a Discord user who goes by the name "Mow" and has provided CPU-Z and other images to prove his overclocking claims. The Ryzen 2600 was overclocked to maximum of 4.05 GHz and had DDR4 RAM running at 3,466 MHz. A link to Geekbench results for the chip also shows the same overclocking results and gave a single-core CPU score of 5,025 and a multi-core score of 23,972. We have seen the... Read more...
Intel's 300 Series chipsets are launching today to complement its new 8th generation Core processors. Many of the top motherboard manufacturers are offering up full lineups based around the chipsets, and we're giving you a quick rundown of what has been announced by ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte (see our earlier coverage of EVGA and Gigabyte motherboards). ASUS by far has the most extensive lineup of new motherboards using the H370 and B360 chipsets spread across ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Prime product families. The ROG Strix family motherboards have headers for RGB strips, Aura Sync, and pre-mounted I/O shields. Other features prominent within the family include SafeSlot reinforcements to protect... Read more...
Well, it's official folks—ASRock, the former ASUS subsidiary that grew to become a veritable rival in the motherboard market, has expanded its reach into the graphics card sector as previously teased with the launch of its Phantom Gaming series. At least initially, ASRock's focus is on "a strong line of AMD Radeon RX 500 series cards," among them the Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX 580 8G and Radeon RX 570 8G, and Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 560 4G/2G and Radeon RX 550 4G/2G. ASRock's entry comes at a time when there is controversy over NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program, which provides additional marketing support and other perks in exchange for companies aligning their gaming brands exclusively... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that ASRock was looking to enter the hotly-contested graphics card market. ASRock has a long-established reputation for producing value-priced and feature-filled motherboards for AMD and Intel processors, but has so far stayed away from graphics cards. However, ASRock today confirmed its intentions to produce a graphics card with a teaser video on YouTube. Unfortunately for us, there isn't really much to be seen in the quick shots that are interspersed throughout the 30-second clip. What we can see during this brief teaser, however, is that it appears that the graphics cards will have dual fans. The other nugget of information that we can clearly see is that it... Read more...
ASRock, the former spin-off of ASUS, is best known for its extensive line of motherboards, many of which come crammed with a boatload of features at attractive price points. The company also dabbles in a few other products categories, such as networking and mini PCs. Rumor has it that ASRock will add graphics cards to its products arsenal next month, with a focus mainly on AMD-based products. This is not a foregone conclusion by any means. The rumor originates at Digitimes, which itself is citing unnamed "market watchers," whatever that means. However, it does not take a giant leap of the imagination to envision ASRock getting into the graphics card game. Many companies that compete in the motherboard... Read more...
Around this time last month, AMD got a jump on the hectic craziness surrounding the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by making a series of product announcements, including a second generation Ryzen lineup based on its Zen+ architecture, a tweaked version of Zen. In preparation for these upcoming Ryzen 2000 series desktop chips, ASRock has released BIOS updates for a bunch of its AM4 motherboard. This has been the promise from the get-go, that AMD would support future processor launches on its AM4 platform rather than requiring that users buy a new motherboard. Things don't always work out as planned, and with Intel launching a new Z370 chipset that is required for Coffee Lake, we have been taking... Read more...
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