Items tagged with RGB

Forget about overclocking, if you really want to make your shiny new processor run faster, you need RGB lighting on your motherboard! We're kidding, of course, though if RGB lighting is your thing, you will find it in abundance on Gigabyte's new Z390 Aorus Xtreme for Intel's brand-spanking-new 9th generation Core processors. You don't actually have to forget about overclocking, either. The Z390 Aorus Xtreme is a high end 8-layer PCB with a 16-phase power design and an "extreme thermal design," which is Gigabyte's fancy way of saying there are plenty of heatsinks scattered about to the board. It... Read more...
It’s evolving. Alienware’s Area-51 is back with new upgrades to accommodate Intel’s most demanding enthusiast CPU yet – the Core i9-7980XE. Sure, on the surface everything seems similar to previous iterations of the machine, but within something new courses through its veins. The new Alienware Area-51 R5 arrives with liquid cooled GPUs for the first time since the brand was introduced. This is the natural next-step for one of the most powerful gaming desktops. Additional cooling should allow for more performance to be squeezed out of its already impressive hardware to tackle... Read more...
Gigabyte is pulling the covers off some new gaming peripherals and other PC component hardware at Computex 2018. One of the products is the company's new AORUS RGB gaming RAM. The memory is a 16GB kit using a pair of DDR4 8GB DIMMs. It operates up to clock speeds of 3200 MHz with has timings of 16-18-18-38. Voltage is 1.2V standard and when XMP is enabled 1.35V is consumed. The DDR4 DRAM chips employed are Samsung B die parts and the sticks are fitted with a fancy looking symmetric high-efficiency heat spreader. The RGB LED lights on the RAM supports 5 DDR light effects. Gigabyte says that... Read more...
While hopping through various suites at CES 2018, we stopped in to check on our friends at HyperX – Kingston’s high-performance products division – to see what they were showing off at the show. It turns out the company had an array of newly-announced peripherals, memory, and storage products, each with their own signature HyperX flare... Here’s a quick video-tour of a few of the stand-out products that were on display. The HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB memory kit wasn’t your typical run-of-the-mill set of brightly-lit memory modules. HyperX actually incorporated infra-red... Read more...
G.SKILL has trotted out another hopped up memory kit for latest hot processor launch to go along with the memory kits that it had already revealed for the AMD Ryzen and the Intel Kaby Lake-X platforms. G.SKILL's latest is specifically designed for 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors and includes the Trident Z and Trident Z RGB kits for Z370 motherboards. The RAM kits are made using ultra-high performance Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs. G.SKILL's Trident Z RGB memory kit is DDR-4000MHz with timings of CL18-19-19-39 and is 32GB with a quartet of 8GB modules. The image of the charts... Read more...
Razer just lit up the gaming controller scene, and we mean that literally. The company's new Wolverine Ultimate is a "professional-grade" controller built for the Xbox One and PC in the style of an Xbox One controller, with an RGB lighting strip built in and support for Razer's Chroma illumination effects. Users can customize the lighting effects through Razer's Synapse software. With an RGB light strip inside, users have 16.8 million color options to choose from. They can also play around with various effects that include static, spectrum cycling, breathing, wave, and more. In addition, the Wolverine... Read more...
As the cost of LED lighting has decreased over the years, it has found greater acceptance in a number of industries. From home lighting to vehicle headlights to backlighting for display screens, LED technology is encroaching to many aspects of our daily lives. That is especially true in the enthusiast PC community where LED lighting is used to give our PCs and peripherals a “personal touch” with vivid color effects. Razer is looking to take this use of RGB LED lighting to the next level with the unveiling of the Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit (HDK). Chroma HDK will over “all-in-one color... Read more...
Are you ready to take your gaming, well “game”, to the next level? Corsair has just launched its SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse and K95 RGB Platinum mechanical keyboard at CES 2017. According to Corsair, the SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse is “customization leveled up”, and was designed with MMO and MOBA players in mind. It is based on the Key Slide 12 side-button design, but also includes a 16,000 DPI PMW3367 optical sensor that provides accurate, high-speed tracking. The twelve optimized side buttons were designed to provide tactile feedback and precise actuation, while the patent pending Key Slider... Read more...
So, you think that you are hot stuff with your 4K monitor? That’s mere child’s play. Oh, you have a 5K monitor? Get of here with that weaksauce! Dell just introduced the UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor (UP3218K) which comes with a staggering 8K screen resolution. 4K displays have a resolution of 3840x2160, so it should come as no surprise that the UP3218K has an 8K resolution of 7680x4320. That works out 280 pixels per inch (PPI) for this 32-inch display. According to Dell, this is the equivalent of a 14MP display. While the technical specs are no doubt impressive, Dell also is touting impressive... Read more...
Now that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is in full swing, you can expect a bevy of product announcements, everything from new desktops and crazy expensive laptops on down to routers and gaming peripherals. As it pertains to the latter, Patriot used the convention as a launchpad for several new gear, including a pair of mice, the Patriot Viper V570 RGB and V530 LED. The one with the higher model number is also the fancier of the too with an Avago 9800 laser sensor capable of up to 12,000 DPI. It has a unique auto-speed feature (available through the accompanying software) that... Read more...
AMD's latest graphics card, the Radeon RX 480, is a great release for a bunch of reasons. At the forefront, the amount of performance offered at the card's $199 price-point ($239 for the 8GB model) is fantastic. When a brand-new $200 card can almost match last year's $500 one, there's good reason to be excited. As we saw in our review, the card also offers great DirectX 12 performance - something the company takes extremely seriously. If there are real caveats to mention about the card, though, it's that it draws more power than the competition, and thus can run a bit hotter. For that reason, the... Read more...
Do you feel like your keyboard isn’t gamer-friendly? Logitech just released the G410 Atlas Spectrum, a keyboard designed so entirely for gamers that it probably won’t appeal to anyone (including gamers) for typical use. The keyboard lacks a number pad and has an unusually-shaped, gamer-centric wrist wrest that might make long typing sessions difficult. But when it comes to gaming, the keyboard looks well-equipped. Keyboard keys have received a ton of attention in recent years as gamers have begun favoring mechanical keys for the better keystrokes. There are multiple types of mechanical keys and... Read more...
If you're a classic gamer, you've probably had the unhappy experience of firing up a beloved older title you haven't played in a decade or two, squinting at the screen, and thinking: "Wow. I didn't realize it looked this bad." The reasons why games can wind up looking dramatically worse than you remember isn't just the influence of rose-colored glasses -- everything from subtle differences in third-party hardware to poor ports to bad integrated TV upscalers can ruin the experience. A new video from My Life In Gaming steps through some of the problems with the current crop of televisions and even... Read more...