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Comments (0) | August 25, 2016 11:06AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but we still have time to go, with a couple of reviews to help you out. There is a look at the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo 6GB video card, a reference-style card (complete with blower-type cooler) that offers an affordable experience backed by ASUS' warranty and quality. If you're after a rather unique case, maybe...

Comments (4) | August 24, 2016 01:58PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As is now almost always the case with large AAA titles, the upcoming Battlefield 1 will have extra content added post-launch and you can purchase it early with its Premium Pass. This pass will include four expansion passes and two-week early access to each. You will be able to play as two new armies including France, in the They Shall Not Pass e...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2016 10:50AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, as are several items to get you through it. We have a look at the AMD's new Zen CPU architecture and what we can expect from the company's latest and greatest line. There is a review of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240 Liquid CPU Cooler, an all-in-one kit packing a 240mm radiator and even a smart fan con...

Comments (1) | August 23, 2016 04:22PM PST | CheeseMan42

Earlier this year Amazon announced a standalone video streaming service at a cost of $8.99 per month. It now appears that Amazon is planning a pair of music streaming services similar to services like Spotify. The first service would have a $10 per month cost and would allow for streaming on all platforms. A second service is expected at a cost ...

Comments (0) | August 23, 2016 04:05PM PST | CheeseMan42

Futuremark has issued a software update for the 3DMark benchmarking software, describing version 2.1.2852 as a "minor update to fix problems reported by some users." The company has stated that benchmark scores won't be impacted for any tests other than the Fire Strike Custom test, which had previously used an incorrect setting that "resulted in...

Comments (0) | August 23, 2016 10:46AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with several items along the way for you to check out. We have a review on the Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite, an RGB mouse and keyboard combo that gets you what you need to start gaming for one low price. There's an article offering a new perspective on multi-GPU memory management, giving us a look at the differences between D...

Comments (0) | August 22, 2016 02:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Rumors about an updated version of the PlayStation 4 with support for 4K resolution and increased power for VR support began to swirl in March, continuing into April. Sony later confirmed that it was working on an updated PlayStation 4, code-named Neo, but didn't offer much more than that. Last month, Amazon Spain may have inadvertently leaked a...

Comments (1) | August 22, 2016 02:45PM PST | CheeseMan42

DDR4 is currently the highest level of DRAM available, but like all technology it shouldn't stay that way for long. At the Intel Developer Forum it was hinted that the specification for DDR5 could be completed by the end of this year, with availability expected to begin in 2020. As with all steps forward in technology, DDR5 will offer several be...

Comments (0) | August 22, 2016 11:21AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with plenty of items to help you start it off right. We have a review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 video card, featuring a custom cooler and dual BIOS to make sure your overclocks don't ruin the card. There's a look at a liquid CPU cooler from Cooler Master, the MasterLiquid Pro 240, a revamped cooler that ...

Comments (0) | August 22, 2016 10:07AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

On October 7, games are going to be able to visit a reimagined version of New Orleans in 1968 by playing Mafia III. Naturally it is going to be filled with various period-appropriate assets, such as cars and fashions, but also music of the time. Today 2K and Hangar 13 have revealed the over 100 1960s music tracks licensed for use in the game. Yo...

Comments (0) | August 22, 2016 09:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Recently Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, a major update that brings many changes, and as is so often the case with any software release, some new issues. The update apparently disables support for some webcams, causing the video streams to crash or freeze. It seems to be just for those webcams that use h.264 or MJPEG co...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2016 11:37AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here at last, with a few items to help welcome in the weekend. We have a look at the Zotac GTX 1060 AMP! Edition video card, featuring a custom cooler and factory overclock to get you gaming, while still keeping its small size. For those looking for some gaming in a laptop, maybe a review of a GeForce GTX 1080 SLI setup in an ASUS ROG ...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2016 02:08PM PST | CheeseMan42

NVIDIA recently confirmed the existence of a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060, and MSI has now added five cards based on this design to its lineup. The main differentiator between the cards is the cooling system used, which also has an impact on the base and boosted clock speeds. The GTX 1060 Gaming X 3G and GTX 1060 Gaming 3G use the Twin Fr...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2016 01:46PM PST | CheeseMan42

G.SKILL has announced the addition of two high capacity memory kits to its Trident Z DDR4-3333MHz lineup, with plans to show them off at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week. Both sets are built using 8Gb chips from Samsung operating at 1.35V and are compatible with the latest Intel X99 chipset and Broadwell-E CPUs. The 64GB set ...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2016 01:14PM PST | bp9801

The time is nearly here to once again step into the augmented shoes of Adam Jensen and sort out the madness of the world. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is nearly upon us, with Jensen having to navigate the fear and resentment after the Aug incident of 2029. You see, Augs were oppressed after the incident occurred, leading to a growing amount of crime...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2016 12:10PM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA recently released its GeForce GTX 1060 card, which contains 6GB of GDDR5 and 1280 CUDA cores. It's a great budget gaming card, especially with the amount of performance it offers. However, it's soon to be joined by another GTX 1060, as NVIDIA is taking the wraps off the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. This card, as the name suggests, has 3GB of GDD...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2016 11:55AM PST | bp9801

Thursday is here, bringing several items with it for you to check out. We have a look at the AMD A10-7870K APU and its near-silent CPU cooler that is essentially the Wraith cooler without the LED fan shroud. For some liquid cooling, there's a review of the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240, an all-in-one kit with a unique look with the radiator...

Comments (2) | August 17, 2016 04:07PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Max SATA HDD Rack Series

Thermaltake has announced its latest case accessory, the Max SATA HDD Rack Series, featuring four models of 5.25" bay mountable hard drive enclosures. The Max 2504 and 2506 occupy a single 5.25" bay and can hold four or six 2.5" hard drives, respectively. The Max 3503 and 3504 can hold three or four 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives, respectively, in the...

Comments (0) | August 17, 2016 08:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
For Honor Heroes, Multiplayer, and Collector's Case Revealed

At Gamescom, Ubisoft showed off a number of things for 2017 title For Honor. The game places the player in a world where three factions, the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai fight to dominate the battlefield. Revealed today is that there are four types of heroes across these factions, making for a total of 12 heroes to choose from. These types are ...

Comments (0) | August 16, 2016 04:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

Logitech has unveiled a new mouse "specially designed for professional eSports players," the G Pro Gaming Mouse. The G Pro is built using Logitech's "most accurate optical gaming sensor, a metal spring button tensioning system, onboard memory for driver-free operation on tournament systems, and a comfortable, durable yet lightweight design." The...

Comments (0) | August 16, 2016 03:39PM PST | CheeseMan42
Cooler Master Announces New All-in-One Cooler

Cooler Master has announced a new all-in-one liquid cooler, the MasterLiquid Maker 92, which "skirts the divide between liquid and air cooling by combining properties from both." The pump and radiator were combined into a single piece flanked by two MasterFan Pro 92mm fans and attached directly to the CPU mounting apparatus. It uses a swivel mec...

Comments (0) | August 16, 2016 11:14AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today NVIDIA released its latest Game Ready WHQL drivers, version 372.54 and it features optimizations for the recently released No Man's Sky, and the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Obduction, F1 2016, and the Paragon Open Beta. It also has support for GeForce GTX 10-Series Laptops and Ansel in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which requires the ga...

Comments (0) | August 16, 2016 10:01AM PST | bp9801

Another day is here, with August already halfway over. We have some items for you to check out, including a couple of previews of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 cards entering the laptop landscape. There is review of the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900, a mid-tower case featuring a tempered glass side panel to show off your gear, with t...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2016 03:20PM PST | CheeseMan42

A small teaser has been posted by AMD Senior Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations Chris Hook in the form of a Facebook photo of the venue where the company will launch the Vega GPU. The venue is a "large industrial space that’s in desperate need of 'renovations'," though it is unclear if the need for "renovations" is related to the ...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2016 03:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google already has a pair of Operating Systems under its belt with Android and Chrome OS, and is now working on another known as Fuchsia. The new OS is being built from scratch and won't use the Linux kernel. Fuchsia is instead based on Magenta, a "medium-sized microkernel that is itself based on a project called LittleKernel, which is designed ...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2016 11:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Microscopes are an amazing tool and have been ever since the first one was created, but we have been running up against their limits. Optical microscopes cannot resolve objects smaller than 200 nm, which is the size of the smallest bacteria because of certain laws of physics, but they can be given a helping hand. Researchers at Bangor University...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2016 11:07AM PST | bp9801
Come Down for Some Family Fun in the Fallout 4 - Nuka-World Trailer; Arrives August 30

It is time to head back to the Commonwealth one final time, as America's Favorite Vacation Destination awaits you! Yes, it's time to bring the whole gang to Nuka-World in Fallout 4's final DLC. Nuka-World features exciting zones such as Safari Adventure, the World of Refreshment, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, Galactic Zone, and Nuka-Town, USA....

Comments (0) | August 15, 2016 10:48AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with Monday bringing us a few items to start it off right. We have a review of the Gigabyte RX 460 Windforce OC 2GB video card, featuring a custom cooler and factory overclock on a small card aimed at the eSports market instead of the raw gaming potential. If you're after a small computer, you'll need a power supply for it, w...

Comments (0) | August 12, 2016 11:41AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here at last, with a few items to welcome in the weekend. There is a review of the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 mid-tower case, offering plenty of internal options to fit whatever kind of build you have in mind for it. We have a look at the Razer Turret lapboard, a wireless gaming option for the living room that includes a laptop-style ke...

Comments (1) | August 12, 2016 10:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When THQ went bankrupt and its assets sold off, I watched the news to see where certain IPs went. After all, THQ did make some fun games and you want to know who will be managing the future of that IP. Some of them went to the company Nordic Games, which I had never heard of before. Now that company is changing its name to THQ Nordic, a reflecti...

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