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Comments (0) | April 12, 2016 12:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As we approach the announcements and releases of the next generation of GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA, more and more rumors have been coming out. This rumor is that the consumer versions of NVIDIA's upcoming Pascal GPUs will use both GDDR5 and GDDR5X. For those hoping to see HBM 1 or 2, this rumor might be a disappointment, but it also makes sen...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2016 09:27AM PST | bp9801

Another day is here, with a few items to get you going on this Tuesday. We have a review on the Zalman Z9 Neo case, a stylish case featuring a full length door on the front for a stealth appearance that can fit in any room in your home. For those needing an air cooler that doesn't take up a ton of space, the Noctua NH-L9x65 low profile CPU coole...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2016 07:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As technology has advanced, video games have benefited with richer and sharper graphics, which is well demonstrated now by the virtual reality displays currently available and those scheduled to release later this year. This realism has resulted in several studies finding players will actually feel guilty after amoral acts, such as unjustified v...

Comments (1) | April 11, 2016 03:23PM PST | CheeseMan42

At its Capsaicin Event at the most recent Game Developers Conference, AMD showed off its upcoming beast of a card, the Radeon Pro Duo. The card packs two Fiji GPUs, 8GB of first generation High Bandwidth Memory, and four DisplayPort outputs into a single offering. The card boasts 16 teraflops of computing power and a premium price tag of $1500. ...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2016 03:12PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Adds Low Latency Kit to Trident Z Line

G.SKILL has announced the addition of a new set of memory to its Trident Z line. The DDR4 set operates at 3600MHz with CL15-15-15-35 timings at an operating voltage of 1.35V. Timings such as this are typically seen in memory at lower frequencies, but G.SKILL used "specially selected high performance memory components" in order to reach those tim...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2016 09:44AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, bringing with it a few items to kick it off. There is a review on the Cooler Master QuickFire XTi mechanical gaming keyboard, featuring Cherry MX Brown switches and multi-color backlighting to change between blue and red with ease. We also have the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse getting tested to see if this is Log...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2016 07:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Undoubtedly encryption is a very important tool for securing communications, but modern encryption methods can all be beaten with clever tricks or brute force. In the future though, quantum encryption could be used to protect sensitive information in such a way that it cannot be compromised without the intended user's knowledge. Central to this ...

Comments (1) | April 8, 2016 10:55AM PST | bp9801
Corsair Officially Launches the SPEC-ALPHA Case

During CES this year, Corsair unveiled several new cases, with the 400C and 400Q launching soon after the show. The other new case, the SPEC-ALPHA, was going to take a bit longer, but now the wait is over as the Corsair SPEC-ALPHA is available to purchase. The SPEC-ALPHA features a unique angular design that sets it apart from other cases, while...

Comments (1) | April 8, 2016 10:16AM PST | bp9801

Corsair, maker of many components for your computer, has extended the warranty of several of its power supplies from seven years to ten years, giving you that much more peace of mind. Starting right now, all current and future PSUs in the AXi, HXi, RMi, and RMx series get an additional three years added to their warranty with no input required f...

Comments (2) | April 8, 2016 09:52AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with Friday bringing a few items to help get you to the weekend. There is a review on the Corsair M65 PRO RGB Gaming Mouse, featuring the company's highest ever DPI and customizable lighting to set itself apart on your desk. If you're needing a smartphone on the cheap, perhaps the Oppo F1 with its 5" 720p display and...

Comments (0) | April 8, 2016 07:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many technologies we have today are only possible because of how much energy lithium-ion batteries can store, and their ability to be recharged. As the devices they power have improved though, these batteries have been approaching their limits, requiring new technologies or chemistry for the future. Thankfully researchers at NIST have found a wa...

Comments (0) | April 8, 2016 06:29AM PST | gebraset

Back in February of this year, BitFenix introduced Alchemy 2.0 modular cables, which continue to provide system builders with high-quality connections in a variety of colors. Now, the creator of various hardware and peripherals has officially introduced Alchemy 2.0 individual wires, connectors, and combs. The new components provide consumers wit...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2016 03:32PM PST | CheeseMan42
RIOTORO Announces CR1080 Case

RIOTORO has announced a new case targeted at users that are looking to fit a full size ATX motherboard into a small form factor. The CR1080 has dimensions of 9.625" x 14.125" x 15.5" with a dual compartment design, separating the motherboard and GPU from the power supply and hard drives. A single 120mm fan with blue LEDs is included and the case...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2016 10:43AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Offworld Trading Company Getting Full Release April 28

Today it has been announced by Stardock and Mohawk Games that Offworld Trading Company will have its full release on April 28. Like many Stardock titles, it has been available for some time in a pre-release state, allowing players to provide feedback before the game reaches version 1.0.

Offworld Trading Company is not your usual strategy game, ...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2016 09:41AM PST | bp9801

The first full week of April is nearing its end, but before it does we have a couple of items for you to see. The VIVO Titan mid-tower case is a new model from a new company, yet it offers plenty of internal space and a clean exterior design that is sure to appeal to many. Our other item for the day is the Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S gaming k...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2016 09:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For anyone waiting for the release of AMD's next series of GPUs, the latest rumor puts the release in June. Supposedly, the R9 490 and R9 490X will have their paper-release at Computex, which runs from May 31 to June 4, with the official launch later that month. Given the naming, these are likely meant to be the replacements for the Hawaii based...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2016 04:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

Bethesda has announced an open beta for the next iteration in the Doom series that will run from April 15-17. The open beta follows on the heels of a closed beta last week and will feature the same content, which includes team deathmatch and Warpath modes with Heatwave and Infernal maps. The company also announced that it will create free and pa...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2016 03:52PM PST | CheeseMan42
DEEPCOOL Announces CAPTAIN EX Series of Liquid Coolers

DEEPCOOL has added a trio of new liquid coolers as part of the CAPTAIN EX series under its GAMER STORM product line. The coolers will be available with radiator sizes of 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm with patented Separate Section design, visible liquid flow, and LED lighting. DEEPCOOL has utilized high-density water micro channels and silent TF 120 d...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2016 01:08PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
VRMark Preview and More Added to 3DMark

Futuremark, the company behind several popular benchmarking suites, is rolling out a big update for 3DMark. This update adds a new user interface, a more flexible design, and for the Advanced and Professional Editions, a VRMark Preview. Naturally VRMark will be a virtual reality benchmark when it releases, but for now users can explore two test ...

Comments (1) | April 6, 2016 09:36AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, bringing with it several items to get you through the day. We have some details on NVIDIA's upcoming Pascal line of cards and what we can expect from these after the Tesla P100 announcement. The SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset gets put to the test to hear how it stacks up. VR gaming is starting to ...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2016 09:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For many modern devices, the battery can be the bulkiest component, which is a problem as people demand smaller and thinner devices, without sacrificing battery life. One way to improve the performance of a battery is to use electrodes with 3D microstructured architectures, as these provide more places for ions to interact with. However, making ...

Comments (3) | April 5, 2016 04:20PM PST | CheeseMan42

HP has revealed its thinnest laptop yet, which it claims is also the thinnest laptop available when counting "laptops that have shipped over 1 million units as of Feb. 10." The Spectre has a 13.3" 1080p screen, weighs 2.45 pounds, and is just 0.4 inches thick. The low weight can be attributed to being constructed from aluminum and carbon fiber. ...

Comments (0) | April 5, 2016 04:04PM PST | CheeseMan42

Roku is one of the biggest names in the home streaming market, and the company has now updated its lineup with the third generation of the Roku Streaming Stick. As the "lower-cost streaming service," the Streaming Stick is priced at $49.99 and has a similar form factor to the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick. The latest iteration featu...

Comments (0) | April 5, 2016 12:26PM PST | bp9801
Capture Creatures to Tame or Fight in Fallout 4 - Wasteland Workshop; Arrives April 12

It was just a little bit ago that the first Fallout 4 DLC, Automatron, arrived, and now we're gearing up for the next one. A trailer for Wasteland Workshop, the second of the so far three announced DLCs for Fallout 4, is now here to give us an idea of what to expect from it. Wasteland Workshop lets us design traps and capture live creatures, fro...

Comments (0) | April 5, 2016 11:50AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with a couple of items to help you get through it. We have a review of the Corsair Carbide Series 400C case, which has a large side window to show off the internals and a clean design to fit in any room. There is also a look at VR performance and how to measure it, trying to figure out the best way to determine what your hardw...

Comments (0) | April 5, 2016 09:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many people see electric vehicles becoming a dominant form of transportation in the future, but there remain several serious challenges to overcome. Among these issues are range and the time it takes to recharge batteries. Researchers at ORNL have recently achieved 20 KW wireless power transfer for vehicles that could help address both of these ...

Comments (1) | April 5, 2016 05:01AM PST | gebraset

Enthusiasts and gamers could be getting a nice treat from Intel in the somewhat near future with the release of the Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition CPU. The new CPU, which will be the first Extreme Edition chip released by Intel since August of 2014 and will fall under the Broadwell-E umbrella, is rumored to launch in three different variant...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2016 04:21PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Chromebase is the answer for users that are looking for a desktop system running the Chrome OS. The latest offering from Acer is being referred to as the Chromebase for meetings and "has been fine-tuned to support video conferencing." The system is built around a 24" 1080p touchscreen and integrated HD webcam, with support for hosting meetin...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2016 03:59PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Announces 32GB Ripjaws DDR4 Set

G.SKILL has announced the latest addition to its Ripjaws DDR4-3000MHz line of memory with a 32GB set comprised of two 16GB sticks. Designed for high-end laptops and small form factor systems using the SO-DIMM form factor, this line of memory runs at CL16 latency with a voltage of 1.2V, helping in situations where lower power consumption is neede...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2016 10:23AM PST | bp9801

A new week begins, with plenty of items coming for the ride to give April a nice start. There is a review on the HIS R7 250 Twin Fan 2GB D5 LP video card, a low profile model that can help give a boost for those playing at smaller resolutions or on a tight budget. We have a look at the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis's ability to fit as m...

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