ASRock announces the X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard for Threadripper processors

Companies are encouraging to put more and more motherboards on the market for Ryzen Threadripper processors because they are an AMD sales success.

A good power-price ratio for the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X makes it ideal for enthusiasts, professionals and prosumers, which is a sector where a lot of money is made. ASRock’s X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard follows the company’s usual design, dispensing with the most expensive and gamer lighting and aesthetics by focusing on providing a more economical product.

It has the usual eight memory banks for DDR4 modules up to 3400 MHz before entering the overclocking zone outside of the use of memory profiles. It also has three PCIe 3.0 × 16 slots that allow up to three graphics cards to be used in SLI or CrossFire, and it is curious that it does not have any type of PCI slot anymore. This makes more space for two M.2 slots for units up to type 2280 and 22110.

It includes heads for RGB connections, and only has red lighting around the chipset heatsink. The power supply of the motherboard is done with the usual ATX connect and two eight-pin PCIe. It includes four four-pin connectors for water pumps and liquid cooling that can deliver up to 15 W, compatible with the case fans for which it also has several additional four pins. The audio codec is a Realtek ALC1120 with 7.1 audio, and the Ethernet controller is a Dragon RTL8125AG for 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and has another Intel I211AT for an additional Gigabit Ethernet connection. On the back panel includes a PS / 2 connector, an optical SPDIF, eight USB 3.0, a USB 3.1 and a USB 3.1 type, plus five 3.5 mm connectors. The motherboard is ATX format, with a size of 24.4 cm × 30.5 cm.


Nvidia DGX-2H, the new Nvidia servers

Although the Nvidia company is known mainly for its developments in the world of graphics cards such as the Nvidia graphics, the truth is that they have other areas of development. This time Nvidia has just announced the launch of a new version of the DGX-2 server. This is the Nvidia DGX-2H, a device equipped with 16 Tesla V100 GPUs.

Features of the Nvidia DGX-2H

Nvidia recently introduced a new version of the DGX-2 server equipped with 16 Tesla V100 GPUs (512GB of HBM2 memory in total), which have a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 450W. The DGX-2H from Nvidia also has two 24-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8174 processors, 1.5TB of DDR4 memory, and 30TB of NVMe storage, and two GbE 10/25/40/50/100 interfaces.

In addition, the successor of the DGX-2 server also has a cooling system and the company from Santa Clara, USA, guarantees a maximum output of 2.1 PFLOPS. There is no official information, at this time, about the price and availability.

Via: Nvidia

Justice will be the first video game to implement Nvidia DLSS and Ray Tracing technology

Justice will be the first videogame to implement Nvidia DLSS and Ray Tracing technology. Hopefully the title will not confuse any visitor to the website, since in itself, the first video game to implement Ray Tracing technology is Battlefield V, and it is expected that more games will be coming soon. The next to reach the market with support for Nvidia technology will be the title Justice, an MMORPG from China. It may seem a bit absurd that an MMORPG has this type of technology that can cause sharp drops in performance, in a game that contains many characters, but we all want to enjoy a better graphic quality in games.

But as we have said before, Justice will not only make use of Ray Tracing technology, it will also make use of the anti-aliasing filter with AI, Nvidia DLSS that will help improve performance between 30% and 40%, making the loss of performance by Ray Tracing not so big. Battlefield V does not have DLSS support and this is the reason why you lose between 40% and 60% of performance when this technology is active in the new EA delivery.

If you want to see Justice first hand here is the first trailer of the video game using the new Nvidia technology:


We can see in the video how the use of the new ray tracing technology gives a spectacular appearance and of course a greater realism, which in the end is also important. We hope that with DLSS support in Ray Tracing, we could achieve very high ‘FPS’ rate, of more than 60 in 4K resolutions.

New Intel Comet Lake-U for laptops coming to Lenovo, featuring Intel’s 9550U CPU

Its expected that Lenovo will present its new generation of IdeaPad S530 laptops (during CES), as a supposed leak could have already listed these new laptop on its website, equipped with three new Intel 9000 Series processors, or in other words, Intel Comet Lake U processors for laptops. You already know that Intel has not yet announced its next generation of processors, although little by little more and more information is appearing and, in fact, it is already known that they will be called Intel Comet Lake.

Therefore, it is clear that Lenovo has published this information by mistake, and proof of this is that it can no longer be found on its website. Anyway you already know what usually happens when something is published on the Internet, and is that once the information has been published, screenshots showing all the information, such as the one you can see below with the full technical characteristics of the Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL model:

According to sources, IdeaPad S530, a 2-in-1 laptop with a 13-inch IPS display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU (Pascal) option.

  • Core i7-9550U (replaces Core i7-8565U)
  • Core i5-9250U (replaces Core i5-8265U)
  • Core i3-9130U (replaces Core i3-8145U)

Following this slip from Lenovo, the rumors have begun. You know how this works: a manufacturer makes a mistake and inadvertently publishes features or names of a product that has not yet been announced, this is captured and the media we echo, and from there the rumors begin.

We can take as very likely, that it is not certain until the official announcement by Intel, that the Comet Lake-U processors will be an improved version of the current generation, based on lithography at 14nm ++ of low consumption and, in this case, with four physical cores and with only the Core i7 with Hyperthreading technology, which would provide it with eight process threads.

Everything else from there is pure speculation, because nothing else has been filtered. In any case it is expected that Lenovo will present these new IdeaPad S530 at the next CES, which will take place in Las Vegas at the beginning of January 2019, so luckily it will not be long until we can leave doubts.