Intel readies 5.1 GHz Xeon E5-2602 V4 Broadwell CPU

It seems like the Gigahertz race is back and a latest report from MyDrivers suggests that Intel is has prepared a Broadwell based Xeon chip with a staggering 5.1 GHz clock. The Xeon E5-2602 V4 is a quad-core chip however being based on the 14nm Broadwell-EP silicon it has eight cores, half of them are disabled. It comes with 10MB of L3 cache, quad core DDR4 memory support and 165W of TDP. This will be the first Intel CPU to feature the 5 GHz+ clock speed however we are yet to see such a CPU on the desktop side of things.

Intel Xeon E5

Razer Mamba gaming mouse gets revamped, comes with Chroma support

Razer has just updated their top-of-the-line Mamba gaming mouse with several new features and design improvements. The Mamba was initially released back in 2009 with an optical sensor and DPI of 5600. It got several updates since then with an incremental one in 2012, when Razer updated the sensor to a 4G dual laser one with 6400 DPI. Rest of it, pretty much stayed the same. However, now its getting a major revamp and Razer is now calling it the new Mamba; the most advanced gaming mouse in the world.

New Razer Mamba (4)

ASUS DirectCU III cooling solution revealed

After several successful years of DirectCU II cooling solution, ASUS has now launched the DirectCU III. A slightly modified version of this new cooling solution was showed at Computer 2015 on a GeForce GTX 980 but now ASUS has released the GeForce GTX 960 which comes with the standard DirectCU III cooling solution.

ASUS GeForce GTX 960 DirectCU III (1)

Razer Kraken Pro gets inline volume & mute controls

Razer has updated their Kraken Pro gaming headsets with a couple of new features. It now comes with inline volume for the headphone and mute controls for its retractable microphone. Apart from that, its the same old Kraken Pro that we reviewed back in 2013 when it was initially released. It features 40mm drivers with Neodymium magnets giving a frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz at impedance of 32 Ohms with a sensitivity of 110 ± 4dB at 1 kHz. It has an input power of 50mW.

Razer Kraken Pro (1)

AMD Radeon R9 370 reference card pictured

First clear image of the upcoming AMD Radeon R9 370 has surfaced and its by none other than the Alienware. They posted an image on their Twitter account showing the reference design of the Radeon R9 370 along with the Radeon R9 M390X graphics chip. Both these upcoming GPUs will be based on the 28 nm Curaçao silicon. In terms of memory, they’ll come equipped with 4GB of GDDR5 memory thanks to the 4 Gbit memory chips which are becoming mainstream now. Furthermore, the Curaçao silicon features 1,280 GCN stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

AMD Radeon R9 370

Noctua launches NH-D15S & NH-C14S CPU coolers

Press Release – Noctua announced two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot.