January 10, 2019 | 23:25
Pretty much every area of Corsair's arsenal of products saw either new or improved items, and perhaps the most impressive were the new Corsair One mini-ITX PCs. Updated to include both RTX hardware and Coffee Lake refresh CPUs such as the Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K, the attractive cases now feature iCUE-compatible RGB lighting.
That's not all, though, as the new flagship model, which will retail for an eye-watering $4,999, sports an Intel Core i9-9920X 12-core CPU, up to 32GB memory, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, and an RTX 2080 Ti, which is fan-assisted as well as being liquid cooled, plus ASrock's X299-E ITX/ac motherboard, meaning it uses SODIMM memory in a quad-channel configuration. The cooling capacity has been improved with the new models to cater for the more powerful hardware including the use of Corsair's new Platinum pump and larger radiators, but the general layout is the same with a single large fan in the roof drawing air through the chassis.
Corsair is updating its Dominator memory too, and rather than funky heatsinks or special editions, we now have RGB lighting featuring new Capellix RGB LEDs. These are 92 percent smaller than traditional RGB LEDs and have lower than usual power consumption, which could be useful in the future for increasing battery life on wireless peripherals.
They're also brighter and obviously take up far less space. Corsair told us that they're far more flexible as a result, being able to shine brightly in memory modules or create RGB text. They're even flexible in a literal sense, as they can easily be embedded on highly flexible surfaces too.
Corsair also hid a fairly big achievement away as far as DIY small form factor PCs go, with the most powerful SFX PSU on show too - there are more powerful SFX-L PSUs around but if you're limited to the the true SFX form factor and want to build a monster mini-rig, the new SF750 is currently the most powerful available.
March 12 2019 | 19:11