Hardware Week Recap (23) – Canard PC

New cards even more absent.

The open secret is already almost a year old but is revealed (πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§), new Nvidia RTX 3X00 cards are coming. On the program, a GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB which would be announced on January 4 for a release on the 27th of the same month, a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB which would be announced on December 17 for a presumed release on January 11, a GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB without date and a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB which should also be released around January 27th. These new models increase the size of video memory, except for the 3090 Ti, which sees its number of cores increase slightly (10,752 compared to 10,496 previously) and its bandwidth increase to 21 Gb/s instead of 19 Gb/s ( it would therefore exceed 1 TB/s).

The recent addition to the registers of an AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT card also surprised the audience. This model would ship a Navi 24 XT GPU, 1024 cores and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 64-bit memory bus. It should also appear sometime next month. The big question remains that of the quantities available, the prices continuing to be exorbitant for most people. The RTX 2060 12 GB cards launched this week at merchants are displayed between €630 and €700, leaving a bitter taste for buyers of a card with already old technology, but at a price that is completely in tune with the times.

The RTX 2060 Ventus 12 GB from MSI costs around €700 from the French leader in online sales…

DeepCool goes upmarket.

The Chinese manufacturer DeepCool, known for its cases, fans and cooling systems, also makes power supplies. The PQ-M models are the top of the range of the brand and are modular, certified 80 Plus Gold, ventilated by a 120 mm turbine, and guaranteed for 10 years by the manufacturer. Four references from 650 to 1,000 W are therefore making their debut, the PQ650M for ~€100, the PQ750M at ~€110, the PQ850M at ~€130 and the PQ1000M bringing up the rear at ~€160. The manufacturer announces in its press release that the availability of its new bricks will be made during the month of December, it only remains to wait.


If it’s not Deep, it’s Aero.

Aerocool announces (πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§) a microATX / Mini-ITX case for lovers of small machines, the Evo Mini. With reduced dimensions of 195 mm wide by 385 mm high and 314 mm long, the Evo Mini is aimed at lovers of reduced cases who do not need a large graphics card. Able to carry two 120 mm fans at the front and one at the rear (supplied in RGB set), the case can also accommodate two AiO 120 mm cooling units with their radiators, one at the front and one at the rear . Its size limitation will force to use only graphics cards not exceeding 260 mm, a size which will require in addition to remove one of the two front fans. For those wishing to use a heatsink, it should not exceed 156 mm in height or risk scratching its tempered glass side door. Storage is well supplied, four 2.5-inch and two 3.5-inch slots finding their place in this small box. On the side of external connections, a single USB 3.0 comes to keep company with two USB 2.0 ports, surrounding themselves the front microphone and headphone ports. Aerocool hasn’t disclosed a price or exact release date yet, it won’t be long.


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