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Comments (0) | June 23, 2016 12:18PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
New Vengeance LED DDR4 Modules Announced by Corsair

Today Corsair has announced new additions to its memory offerings with the Vengeance LED DDR4 modules. As the name suggests, the modules have an LED bar along their tops that pulse either red or white light, depending on the version you want. On the performance side, these modules are and will be available in 16 GB (2x8 GB), 32 GB (4x8 GB and 2x...

Comments (0) | June 23, 2016 11:05AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with the Steam Summer Sale officially kicking off and several items for you to check out here. If you need more storage, and let's face it, those games require it, we have you covered today. There is a look at the OCZ RD400 PCIe NVMe SSD, a 512GB model that can fit in either a PCIe slot with adapter or right in the M.2 slot on...

Comments (0) | June 22, 2016 03:34PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon has released an updated model of its Kindle e-reader, making it thinner and lighter without skimping on functionality. In addition to the reduction in size, Amazon changed the form factor to a "more rounded design to make it easier to hold with one hand." Amazon has also introduced a white color option for this Kindle as well as the Paper...

Comments (0) | June 22, 2016 01:06PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Receives New DLC

I think we can all agree it is pretty awesome to see old games still getting some love from their developers and publishers. The latest example of this is the newly release Outlaw Sectors DLC for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Rebellion is a stand-alone expansion released in 2012, while the original Sins of a Solar Empire was released back i...

Comments (0) | June 22, 2016 12:50PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A new trailer has released today for Mafia III, showcasing the exclusive vehicles and weapons that come with the pre-order bonus Family Kick-Back pack. This pack consists of three cars and three guns. The Lassiter Leopard, Smith Moray MX 100, and Berkley Stallion are the three cars while the Gator Shotgun, Camo Sniper, and Trench 1938 Submachine...

Comments (0) | June 22, 2016 11:34AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, bringing with it a few items to get you over the hump. There is another look at the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition video card, the company's Pascal-powered reference card that can take your gaming to the next level. If more power is what you're after, perhaps the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750W PSU ...

Comments (0) | June 21, 2016 11:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For several years now, processors have been having cores added to them to improve performance, as more cores means more processes can be run at the same time. Some software has also been written to utilize multiple cores at the same time, accelerating their operation, but making such parallel programs is not a simple endeavor. To address this is...

Comments (0) | June 21, 2016 11:19AM PST | bp9801

Summer came in with a flash yesterday, or just kept doing its heat thing depending on where you are, so if you're staying cool indoors and need to pass the time, we're here to help. There is a review on the AVEXIR Raiden 32GB 2666MHz C15 DDR4 Memory Kit, which feature a unique heat spreader to really set your build apart. If you need some storag...

Comments (1) | June 20, 2016 04:35PM PST | CheeseMan42

For the first time in three years there is a change at the top of the Top500 supercomputer rankings. The Sunway TaihuLight at the National Supercomputing Center in China has taken over from Tianhe-2, also located in China. The TaihuLight has maximum computational power of 93 petaflops per second, dwarfing the 33.9 petaflops per second of Tianhe-...

Comments (0) | June 20, 2016 04:19PM PST | CheeseMan42

At the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, NVIDIA decided to unveil its plans to bring the Tesla P100 GPU to the PCIe platform. The card was first announced in April with the initial model utilizing the new mezzanine connector from NVIDIA. The cards are powered by the Pascal architecture GP100 GPU, built using the 16nm...

Comments (0) | June 20, 2016 09:29AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, bringing with it a few items for you to check out. We have a look at the new AMD Wraith CPU cooler and just what kind of performs it offers, like when it is cooling the FX-6350 Black Edition CPU. If you need to talk with your friends while gaming and don't want to get rid of your favorite headphones, the Antlion ModMic provid...

Comments (0) | June 20, 2016 09:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Researchers at the University of California, Davis appear to have set some new records, as they have designed the first processor with 1000 independent cores. It also has the highest clock-rate for a processor designed at a university and is so efficient it can run at 115 billion instructions a second, while only dissipating 0.7 W. That makes it...

Comments (0) | June 17, 2016 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are a whole host of things that can be made by 3D printing, but what most people are printing does not really push a printer's limit. Interested in pushing the technology, researchers at MIT decided to experiment with printing hair, and found it to be a rather interesting challenge, but not with the hardware. The software driving 3D printe...

Comments (0) | June 17, 2016 10:51AM PST | bp9801

The end of another week is upon us, but not before there are a couple items for you to check out. We have a review of the Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset that offers 50mm drivers and the ability to use the 3.5mm or USB connections for your audio needs. The other item for the day is a podcast looking at the latest news and reviews from ...

Comments (1) | June 16, 2016 03:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

One of my biggest worries when listening to the Microsoft E3 press conference was centered around its big push towards the Play Anywhere initiative. As someone that doesn't own an Xbox One, this would appear to be a great way to get my hands on any platform exclusive games I wanted to play. I also prefer to have all of my games on Steam and I wa...

Comments (0) | June 16, 2016 10:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today the upcoming racing game F1 2016 had its release date and first gameplay videos revealed. The game will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 19, and for those who want it, there will also be a Limited Edition of the game that can be pre-ordered. This edition comes with the Career Booster DLC pack, which gives players a pe...

Comments (0) | June 16, 2016 10:12AM PST | bp9801

Another week is drawing to a close, but luckily we have several items for you to check out to help pass the time. We have a look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming video card, which has a massive cooler and a custom PCB that should help get the card to new overclocking heights. There's a review on the Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-26...

Comments (1) | June 16, 2016 07:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The time of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is approaching, so naturally Microsoft has started a Bug Bash for the Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. For those who do not know, the Windows Insider program is a way for a user to get access to early builds of the operating system and its various components, so that you can provide feedback on wha...

Comments (3) | June 15, 2016 03:00PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft made the Play Anywhere initiative a big focus of its recent E3 live stream, with the promise of buying a game once and playing it on either Xbox One or Windows 10. Xbox lead Phil Spencer has revealed some further details that may help to bridge the gap between the two platforms. The company is actively working on integrating mouse and ...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2016 03:19PM PST | CheeseMan42
be quiet! Updates Pure Power 9 PSUs Again

be quiet! first introduced the Pure Power 9 series in January and issued an update in March. The company has not been resting on its laurels, issuing yet another update to the line. The result of further development on the PSUs is that "the efficiency and the voltage stability are improved when compared to its predecessor while reducing noise to...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2016 10:46AM PST | bp9801

Another day is here, bringing with it a few items for you to look over. There is a review on the Crucial MX300 750GB SSD, the first consumer model packed with IMFT 3D NAND flash that helps bring the cost/GB down while keeping performance rather high. For some other storage needs, the Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS gets tested to see how this tw...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2016 07:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Stress Tests Added to 3DMark

After setting a new overclock for a computer, it is important to make sure it is stable under load, because if you push a system too far, it will crash and possibly overheat. To help check a system's stability, Futuremark has added new stress tests to the popular 3DMark benchmark suite.

There are four levels of stress testing to choose from, ba...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 05:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
For Honor Coming February 14, 2017

Ubisoft has revealed a fair amount of information today at E3 for its new action IP For Honor, including its February 14, 2017 release date for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game allows the player to assume the role of a knight, a Viking, or a samurai warrior, as it takes place a thousand years after their world was destroyed, and the...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 04:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ubisoft Announces Open World Action Sports Game, Steep

With an appropriately targeted release period of December, Ubisoft has announced Steep, a new open world, action sports game that lets the player explore the Alps with various sports activities. The game is meant to give players the exhilarating experiences of skiing, wingsuiting, snowboarding, and paragliding down the Alps, but with the freedom...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 04:11PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Trials of the Blood Dragon is Available Today

Since Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon released in 2013, players have been wondering if we will see it return, and in what form. I somewhat doubt this is what any expected, but today Trials of the Blood Dragon is available for $14.99 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game is a follow-up to the Trials series, but combined with the "unique, neon-dren...

Comments (2) | June 13, 2016 03:48PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Star Trek: Bridge Crew Coming to VR This Fall From Ubisoft

Today, Ubisoft announced a VR game that is certainly going to capture the imagination of a great many, as it puts the player into a classic science fiction universe. Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts the player on the bridge of the U.S.S. Aegis on its maiden voyage to explore The Trench, searching for a potential new home world for the Vulcan species....

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 03:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Razer has been a big part of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) project since the beginning, with more partners joining the project over time. The team is on hand at E3 this week and is using it to show off its own virtual reality headset, the Hacker Development Kit 2 (HDK 2). The HDK 2 was described as follows: "The HDK [Hacker Development ...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 03:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the beginning of the month, AMD officially announced the Radeon RX 480 GPU, which is meant to bring the performance needed for VR to the masses at just $199. That was at Computex and today at E3 the company revealed the RX 470 and RX 460 GPUs. The RX 470 is meant to provide power-efficient HD gaming, so while the RX 480 is targeted at providi...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 03:05PM PST | CheeseMan42
HyperX Announces CloudX Headset for Xbox One

HyperX is the high performance line from Kingston, with offerings in memory, SSDs, and gaming peripherals. The CloudX is the latest headset from the company and the first fruit of a partnership with Microsoft announced in January. The headset combines a silver aluminum and matte black frame with memory foam cushioning to provide a comfortable ga...

Comments (0) | June 13, 2016 11:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For someone following the latest console news and rumors, neither of these announcements should be too surprising. At today's Microsoft E3 2016 briefing, the company announced two new additions to the Xbox family. The first was the Xbox One S, which is a slimmer version of the Xbox One with up to a 2TB hard drive and internal power supply. It is...

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