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Comments (0) | April 20, 2018 06:21AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items to help welcome in the weekend. We have a review of the MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard that works with the new Ryzen Zen+ processors, offering a host of features and improvements if you decide to upgrade to a new model instead of just doing a BIOS update to support the new chips. Our other i...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 01:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, you may want to be cautious of the skins you use. Apparently Avast Threat Labs discovered there were user-created Minecraft skins with malware embedded in the PNG files. Some 50,000 user accounts might have been infected by the malware that tries to reformat hard drives, delete backups, and delete system files.

F...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 12:57PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the end of March, THQ Nordic announced it would be releasing Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered in Q2 2018, and that was about it for launch information. Finnish retailer VPD may have let slip the release date and price though, at least on console. The retailer has a listing for the game up giving a release date of June 15 and a price of $30...

Comments (1) | April 19, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week was supposed to see the release of Windows 10 1803, the next feature update, but as you may have noticed, it has not arrived yet. The reason is users on Microsoft Fast Ring of Windows Insiders were suffering BSODs, and obviously you do not want to launch an update that will cause crashes. Now it appears the Redstone 4 update, as it is ...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 10:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Details are light at the moment, but it has been announced that Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will make its debut at E3 2018 in June. To make this tease, developers Croteam made a short video showing the protagonist riding a motorcycle along a country road, and right at an army of enemies. Croteam also says the game "reignites the classic series,...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 10:24AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Among the improvements AMD made for its 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs was a better integrated memory controller. Many people found it difficult to raise their DDR4 speeds to 3200 MHz on first generation Ryzen, and were considered fortunate by some if they could go higher, but this new IMC will make those speeds much more attainable. For that reason,...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 10:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The day has finally come and AMD's 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are available worldwide. The new CPUs are the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600, with the Ryzen 7 parts being 8 core/16 thread processors and the Ryzen 5 are 6 core/12 thread chips. The MSRPs span from $199 for the Ryzen 5 2600 to just $329 for the Ryze...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 06:28AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before we have some items for you to check out. The biggest of which are reviews of the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X CPUs, the latest Ryzen parts that run on a new chipset and with an improved manufacturing process for better overclocks, lower power draw, and more. You can check out exactly h...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2018 08:48AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We have news for a couple MechWarrior titles here, and first up is a new trailer for the upcoming MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. The trailer shows off the level of destruction you can achieve as mechs take damage as does the environment. If the shortest path to an enemy is through a skyscraper, then the map can do with one less building. MechWarrio...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2018 06:20AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out. There's a look at the ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB video card, which comes factory overclocked out of the box to get you the best results in your gams. Our other item for the day is the Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon), an ultra-compact PC that packs in ...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 11:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This year did not start well for the technology industry, and especially for Intel, with multiple, serious security exploits being reported on, but now Intel has revealed some new security technologies that will be coming. Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT) and Intel Security Essentials along with stronger relationships with academia to pro...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 11:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was a bit more than a month ago when Kyle Bennett at [H]ardOCP about the NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, a program that, according to documents he has seen and unofficial interviews, would require the companies that join it to align their gaming brand "exclusively with GeForce," or risk the loss of marketing funds from NVIDIA, launch partner ...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are among those who want your computer to shine in your colors, Cooler Master has announced its first AIO liquid CPU coolers with addressable RGB lights. With addressable RGB LEDs it is possible to control the lights from the software for Asus, MSI, and ASRock motherboards, or with the MasterPlus+ software coming from Cooler Master in the...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 06:29AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a review of the HyperX Cloud Revolver Gunmetal gaming headset, which changes up the exterior color while also modifying a few other things to set it apart from the previous version. Our other for the day is a look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone to see just what thi...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Gigabyte Shows Off Aorus X470 Motherboards

Later this week AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen processors will launch, and releasing with them will be new motherboards based on the X470 chipset. While the new CPUs are compatible with the X370-based motherboards released last year, the X470 chipset offers multiple improvements and exclusive features. For those looking to build a new system or upgr...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 12:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Despite the embargo on the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs ending on Thursday, there has been a lot of information coming out sooner. The outlet El Chapuzas Informatico has been putting up reviews in fact, which VideoCardz has nicely collected and shared as well, with the latest review being of the Ryzen 5 2600 on the X470 platform. This is somewhat i...

Comments (1) | April 16, 2018 12:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was 40 years ago when Intel launched its 8086 CPU, a processor that left a deep impact on the whole of the computer industry. Its success led to the rise and dominance of the x86 instruction set that we still use today in the form of x86_64, for 64-bit processors. With this anniversary of its June 1978 release approaching, images have appeare...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 11:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Terraria: Overworld, the sequel to the popular 2D survival sandbox Terraria has ceased development. In what was certainly a difficult, if necessary post, developer Re-Logic informed the community the game is too far from a release state and it will not compromise work on other projects for this one title. That is not to say the effort already in...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 06:23AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with just a couple of items kicking it off. We have a preview of the ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB video card, offering an idea of what this custom-cooled model brings to the table should you pick one up. Our other item for the day takes a look at various Intel B360 motherboards and sees which ones are the best ...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 12:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Keeping the things we touch clean is not always easy, and keeping things kids touch clean is even harder. To address this, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new omniphobic material that is durable and transparent. Being omniphobic means it will repel water, oils, alcohols, and apparently even peanut butter.

Omniphobic m...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 11:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This Is the Police 2 is the sequel to the 2016 game and takes you to the new setting of Sharpwood, a rough and cold place. You will be playing as Lilly Reed, the new sheriff trying to maintain order despite those under her not used to taking commands from a young woman. Today we get a new gameplay trailer for the game that will be launching late...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 11:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you were hoping to see upcoming THQ Nordic titles shown off at this year's E3, it looks like you will need to wait until a Gamescom in Cologne, Germany or PAX West in Seattle. The company has today announced it has decided to skip E3 so it can watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and some E3 Twitch streams. While it would have been possible to watc...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 11:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Following the success of the first generation of Ryzen processors from AMD, many have been looking forward to the launch of their successors. Today pre-orders have gone live for the four 2nd generation Ryzen processors that will be available April 19. These CPUs are the 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X and 2700, and the 6 core/12 thread Ryzen 5 26...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 11:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

My first video card was an ATI Radeon 9550 and the first game I played after I installed it was Warcraft 3. That was many years ago, but the game has just gotten a patch many fans of the classic RTS are surely going to enjoy. Among the changes coming with version 1.29 is widescreen support, since you did not see many widescreen CRTs back when th...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2018 06:31AM PST | bp9801

It might be Friday the 13th, but you won't find anything scary here. Well, there might be one Bloody item to check out. We start with a look at the ID-COOLING Dashflow 240 Liquid CPU Cooler, which can keep your processor nice and cool and look stylish as it does so with RGB lighting. There's an article examining the best storage devices you can ...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2018 07:29AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Destiny 2 launched back in October and in about a month its Season 3 will begin, starting with the launch of its Warmind expansion. Bungie, the game's developers, have recently shared a roadmap and detailed some of the changes players can expect, including those who do not purchase the expansion. The Crucible maps Warmind will add to the game wi...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2018 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DDR4 RAM Released by Corsair

Corsair has released a special edition of its Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory titled Contrast. These sticks feature a high-contrast design of pearlescent white and high-gloss black with white LEDs along the top, so they can shine and stand out. Of course looks are not everything, especially when not combined with performance but here the dual and...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2018 02:11PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

After multiple months from the public disclosure, news about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities continues to come out, but at least much of this has been good news concerning the release of mitigations. Intel's efforts have been discussed before and now AMD has released an update on its work to block the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability. Sp...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2018 01:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you have ever looked at your Steam profile and wished you could hide the library you have built over the years, you now have that option. Valve has changed profile privacy settings to make it possible to hide your 'game details,' including the games you own and have on your wishlist, as well as the related metadata like achievements and playt...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2018 01:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For the past 17 years Chris Hook has been working at ATI and then AMD, ultimately becoming the company's Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, and he has now announced he is leaving the company. Many things have changed since he started, like what counted as high resolution and the unit for measuring transistor size. Exactly what he will ...

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