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Comments (0) | August 16, 2018 06:05AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For several months Intel has been making moves to bring its own discrete GPU to a reality, such as the hiring of Raja Koduri, the former head of Radeon Technologies Group. Such a move by the company to enter this market is of great interest to many, if only to see a disruption to the currently duopoly between AMD and NVIDIA. Now we have a little...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2018 09:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
MasterLiquid ML360R is Cooler Master’s First 360 mm AIO Cooler

There are a host of CPU cooling options out there for people to consider, based on their needs and desires. Another to consider, if your case has the room for it, is Cooler Master's first AIO liquid cooler with a 360 mm radiator, the MasterLiquid ML360R. A 360 mm radiator means this unit will use three 120 mm fans to drive air through the radiat...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2018 09:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Jagged Alliance: Rage! Announced and Coming in Fall

It has been a while since the last entry in the Jagged Alliance series was released, but it will not be long before the next. THQ Nordic announced recently that Jagged Alliance: Rage! is in development and will be released this Fall for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will also be the first game from HandyGames, the newest member of the THQ ...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2018 09:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A goal for many computer technologies, especially for gaming, is to achieve a greater sense of immersion. Tobii is a company that specializes in eye tracking technologies and we now know the StarVR One virtual reality headset will apply Tobii technologies to provide a more advanced experience. With the eye tracking technologies built in, it will...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2018 08:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Though the public revelation of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities was many months ago, the impact is still being felt as more attack vectors on speculative execution are discovered. The latest discoveries go after the L1 cache in CPUs, and can even break into Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX). These L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerab...

Comments (0) | August 15, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with plenty of items for you to check out today. We have another look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX CPUs, as well as a look at the multitasking ability of the 2990WX when you load it down with as many programs at once. For those more interested in a new monitor to take their gaming to another l...

Comments (0) | August 14, 2018 07:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Technically this is only half of the announcement so many have been waiting for, but it is still an important half. NVIDIA announced three new graphics cards using its Turing GPU architecture, but these are all targeting the professional workspace. It is still the first official glimpse at the capabilities of the Turing architecture, and so we c...

Comments (0) | August 14, 2018 06:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

About a year ago The Chinese Room, the developer behind games including Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture went dark as it was running out of money and unable to keep its doors open. Now there is good news for any fans of the studio as it is joining the Sumo Digital family. As explained in a blog post from The Chinese Room, this par...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 09:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The Khronos Group is the group behind the Vulkan graphics API, amongst other technologies, and with this year's SIGGRAPH, it has decided to reveal its new OpenXR standard. The purpose of OpenXR is to provide a common application-facing API that VR and AR developers and use, instead of needing to go through some other system that may only work wi...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 09:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This week marks SIGGRAPH 2018, a conference focused just on computer graphics, so naturally it is a good time to announce new graphics products and technologies, for both consumers and professionals. Actually announced yesterday, AMD has revealed its new Radeon Pro WX 8200 workstation graphics card, which is based on the Vega 10 GPU and costs $9...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 09:19AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Narrative Platformer GRIS Announced for PC and Switch

Come December, PC and Switch gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy the Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital game GRIS. It is a narrative experience, and so free of death, danger, and frustration as you explore the world. As the reveal trailer below shows, this world has been created with detailed art and animation, which will also be combined ...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 08:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With school starting soon for many, if classes have not already begun for you, there are naturally a number of sales going on as well, including sales on computers. Acer has shared some of the sales going on for their products this week, including two versions of the Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The deal is $50 off two models, bringing the AN515-53-52...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 08:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are many ways to test the performance of our computers and components, and now another has joined that list; the Blender Benchmark. As you can safely guess, the benchmark runs Blender to test performance, and just as Blender is open source under the GNU General Public License, so is this tool. Like other benchmarks, the data collected can ...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2018 06:35AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with a few items to help kick it off. There's a review of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X CPUs, the latest and greatest models with a crazy amount of cores and threads that are aimed at different segments of the market. We have a look at the Biostar Racing X470GT8 AM4 motherboard, which supports the new Ryzen 2000...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2018 11:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

You may have heard last week that TSMC, the fab creating chips of the likes of NVIDIA and Apple, had its operations interrupted due to a virus. We now have some more information about the incident, including the identity of the malware; WannaCry. Apparently what happened was TSMC was installing a new tool and as it was confirmed to be malware-fr...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2018 10:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While many see the future of data storage being with some kind of solid state media, Seagate is continuing to work on HDDs and develop ways to improve them. At OCP the company announced the capabilities of its HAMR and MACH.2 technologies which together can offer greater speed and reliability than previous hard drives.

The HAMR acronym stands f...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2018 06:45AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with a few items to help you welcome in the weekend. There's a review of the Samsung SSD 970 EVO, an M.2 drive that offers plenty of speed and storage space for your system. We have a look at the HP Envy x360 13 laptop, bringing Ryzen Mobile to the masses and in something that just might be one to get for your next laptop. We ...

Comments (0) | August 9, 2018 12:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Torchlight Frontiers Bringing Back ARPG Series

The first Torchlight game was released in 2009 with its sequel coming in 2012. Even though the original developer, Runic Games, has closed the series is going to continue with the newly announced Torchlight Frontiers. This new game is coming from Echtra Games, which was founded by one of the Runic Games founders, Max Schaefer, and is own by Perf...

Comments (0) | August 9, 2018 08:13AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Gameplay Video Out Now

While there has not been any news on if it will come to PC, I think some of you may still be interested in knowing an official gameplay video is now online for Red Dead Redemption 2. To view it you will need to follow the source link below and pass the age-gate, or check it out on YouTube while logged in, but once you do, you will be greeted by ...

Comments (0) | August 9, 2018 06:11AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is going to be a pretty short item here, since the source itself is just a few sentences, but I think some of you might find this a little interesting. After many years of being a 32-bit application, it looks like Valve is making moves to create a 64-bit version of the Steam client. The newest Steam Client Beta (August 8, 2018 specifically)...

Comments (0) | August 8, 2018 10:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
RPG Beat-em-Up Young Souls Announced

The Arcade Crew and 1P2P have announced an upcoming RPG beat-em-up today; Young Souls. In this game you play as the teenage twins, Jenn and Tristan, who were without a family until a scientist brings them into his home. Within the house though is a portal to another world and it threatens life on Earth. The twins decide to cross the portal and e...

Comments (0) | August 8, 2018 10:48AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
3D Platformer Scarf Announced by THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic today announced Scarf a new game coming from Uprising Studios. The upcoming title is a 3D adventure, platformer that has players explore its world as Hyke. Hyke's goal is to become one with nature and this will be achieved by using his polymorphic scarf to solve the puzzles found in the magical environment. There will be multiple narr...

Comments (0) | August 8, 2018 06:23AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items for the day you can check out. We have a look at how things are after one year with an AMD Threadripper processor and just how things have gone in that time. There's a review of the Corsair STRAFE MK.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard, offering Cherry MX Silent switches and dedicated media keys to help ...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2018 10:47PM PST | Grilka8050
Cooler Master Launches MasterBox MB530P

Today Cooler Master introduced their new case, the MasterBox MB530P. The goal of this case is to balance affordability and aesthetics. It has three tempered glass panels: one in the front, and one on each side. The bottom of the back panel features a honeycomb pattern to cover the open side of the power supply and cables. It also has three addre...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2018 12:25PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Later this month Gamescom 2018 will be taking place in Germany with a large number of companies coming to show off their latest and upcoming products. Ubisoft is no exception to this and has revealed what it will bring with it. Big titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will naturally be there for people to try out,...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2018 06:26AM PST | bp9801

A new day is upon us, with a couple of items for you to check out. There's a look at the Phanteks Eclipse P350X case, featuring a compact design and plenty of RGB lighting possibilities to have your build really shine as you game. Our other item for the day examines many different Windows clipboard managers to see what you should use to replace ...

Comments (2) | August 6, 2018 08:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The wait is over as AMD has officially announced its 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs, with the first pair releasing in one week, though pre-orders start today. At the top of the stack is the 2990WX, and just as the leak last week suggested, its 32-cores/64-threads have a base clock of 3.0 GHz and a boost of 4.2 GHz. The TDP for this process...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2018 06:38AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items for you to check out. We have a look at the ASUS Prime X470-PRO motherboard, featuring support for DDR4 3466MHz RAM, USB 3.1, and even RGB lighting for your new Ryzen build. For another option, there's the Gigabyte X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WiFi motherboard, with its armor overlay protecting various components...

Comments (0) | August 4, 2018 09:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This information might be among the more anticipated for CPUs this year, especially if it is accurate. VideoCardz has revealed leaked specifications and prices for the upcoming 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, including the new 24-core/48-thread and 32-core/64-thread parts and the 12-core/24-thread and 16-core/32-thread upgrades...

Comments (0) | August 2, 2018 06:09PM PST | Grilka8050
Neverwinter Online Spoiler: Module 15 Might Be in Waterdeep

The Official Neverwinter Online Twitter published an interesting tweet yesterday. It included a picture of a horse-drawn wagon in Protector’s Enclave and the phrase, “You think this might be the place?” 

This year the D&D Stream of Many Eyes introduced a new storyline, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, to the 5E D&D universe. Neverwinter Online has foll...

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