Written by Antony Leather
January 10, 2019 // 11:25 p.m.
Tags: #aio-cooler #case #ces-2019 #chassis #cpu-cooler #ddr4 #geforce-rtx-2080-ti #graphics-card #leak-testing #memory #motherboard #power-supply #psu #pump #radiator #ram #rgb #roundup #sfx #water-block #water-cooling #x299 #x399
Water-cooling manufacturer Alphacool had some interesting products but has also made some subtle but significant tweaks to existing ones too.
For example, it has done away with raised ports and large port plugs and instead has totally flat ports with inset plugs on many of its new components, drastically reducing their height to save precious clearance space.
If your efforts to fit a radiator into a case have been thwarted by large ports or port plugs, it may well be worth keeping an eye on Alphacool's forthcoming line of components.
The company also had a variety of new mini pumps with integrated reservoirs, but at the other end of the scale was this crazy beast below, complete with RGB lighting and a D5-type pump.
One big block, not individually cooled or illuminated.
Radeon Instinct MI50 reincarnated for gaming at $699.
PCIe 4.0 for the first time, built on 7nm.
Combines cache and storage.
Refresh rate, not clockspeed.
Probably looking to increase yields.
Annual spec updates promised.
Featuring Sunny Cove CPU and Gen11 graphics.
Gaming mouse targetting FPS/MOBA titles.
Three new models.
Slew of launches at CES 2019.
Snags numerous design wins.
RTX laptops and FreeSync support, too.
HDR, but only 420 nits.