CRYORIG Releases The A-Series Hybrid Liquid CPU Coolers

CRYORIG initially unveiled the A-series hybrid liquid coolers about five months ago and while some smiled a bit about the idea, it’s a solid concept. CRYRIG took a normal closed loop liquid cooling system and added a twist in the form of an angled fan directly mounted on the CPU block.

You can very easily get heat-stagnation around the CPU area when you use liquid cooling, as there simply isn’t much airflow going past the area as there would be with air coolers. This is also a problem well-known to people like me that use test benches instead of closed cases and something one has to be careful of: there simply isn’t any normal airflow going over the system and as such, VRMs and memory placed around the CPU area can get very hot.

The CRYORIG A Series HLC is capable of lowering the temperatures of the components surrounding the CPU by up to 20%. This major drop in heat buildup effectively improves system stability, component lifespan and overall system temperatures.

The pump fan is 0 x 25mm and has a 1500-3000 RPM PWM controlled fan that matches the speed of the radiator fans. The CRYORIG A Series will come in three models based on radiator size: The A40 has a normal 240 mm radiator, the A40 Ultimate comes with a 240 mm by 1.5-inch thick radiator, and the A80 has a larger 280 mm radiator for 140mm fans.

Availability is set worldwide for mid to late November and the MSRP of the A40, A40 Ultimate and A80 is $100 USD, $110 USD and $120 USD (excl. VAT) respectably in North America, and 99,95 Euro, 109,95 Euro, 119,95 Euro (inc. VAT) in Germany/Europe.

AMD’s Carrizo APU Reduces Carbon Footprint by 46%

Earlier this year, AMD launched the A-series APUs under the “Carrizo” codename which strive for energy efficiency and lower wattage demands. In 2014, AMD outlined the 25×20 energy strategy to produce chips 25 times more efficient than current products by 2020. According to AMD’s research team, the extremely efficient Carrizo architecture has put the company on course to reach its 2020 target. More specifically, Carrizo chips alter the core voltage to gauge power demands and ensures the maximum frequency is only used when required.

In the enthusiast market, AMD has struggled to compete with Intel especially in single-threaded performance. However, this is a fairly niche sector and it’s sensible for AMD to work hard to manufacture low-cost, high-yield APUs which provide an excellent wattage to performance ratio. In the future, discrete graphics cards might become obsolete and replaced by APUs as computational demands are offset to a server. Whatever the case, AMD needs to make their products more energy efficient and that also applies to the Radeon brand. Thankfully, the Fiji architecture is a step in the right direction and illustrates AMD’s policy towards modern CPUs and GPUs.

Despite this, the majority of press coverage will surround AMD’s future high-end desktop CPUs and I hope they can produce something to shake up the market and make Intel feel less comfortable.

Thank you Venturebeat for providing us with this information.

Cougar A-Series PSU Competition Winners Revealed!

We’ve teamed up with the good people at Cougar for our latest competition, giving you the chance to win one of three Cougar A Series power supplies! A good quality power supply can be an expensive part of any build and it’s one that many often overlook, so what better way to start off your new build, or upgrade your current one, than to win the hardware you need!

We’ve got three prizes, which means we’ll be picking three lucky winners!

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Firstly, we want to say a massive thank you to Cougar for providing us with these prizes and you can keep up with all the latest from Cougar on their official Facebook page. You can follow Cougar as well as eTeknix to stay up to date with the latest competitions, news and more; it’s also a great way to stay informed when we draw competition winners!

Cougar World Official Facebook Page / eTeknix Facebook Page

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About Cougar

COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to express their dynamic gaming taste with reliable quality products. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with best-in-class innovative and cutting-edge gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR aims to blend passion with innovation. COUGAR products are renowned for their highly stylish concepts and strict quality requirements. Visit us at http://www.cougargaming.com

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Win One of Three Cougar A-Series PSUs!

We’ve teamed up with the good people at Cougar for our latest competition, giving you the chance to win one of three Cougar A Series power supplies! A good quality power supply can be an expensive part of any build and it’s one that many often overlook, so what better way to start off your new build, or upgrade your current one, than to win the hardware you need!

We’ve got three prizes, which means we’ll be picking three lucky winners!

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Firstly, we want to say a massive thank you to Cougar for providing us with these prizes and you can keep up with all the latest from Cougar on their official Facebook page. You can follow Cougar as well as eTeknix to stay up to date with the latest competitions, news and more; it’s also a great way to stay informed when we draw competition winners!

Cougar World Official Facebook Page / eTeknix Facebook Page

Specifications

About Cougar

COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to express their dynamic gaming taste with reliable quality products. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with best-in-class innovative and cutting-edge gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR aims to blend passion with innovation. COUGAR products are renowned for their highly stylish concepts and strict quality requirements. Visit us at http://www.cougargaming.com

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