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Comments (0) | October 23, 2017 11:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As processors have become faster and faster, the time it takes to go off-chip to access data has become more and an issue. This is where on-chip high-bandwidth caches come in, and even why some have been adding DRAM to a chip's packaging. The problem is DRAM is significantly different from the SRAM typically used for on-chip caches, which is why...

Comments (0) | October 23, 2017 06:57AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items kicking it off. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor, providing six cores at a mid-range price that's sure to be appealing to those in the market for a new build. If storage is what you're after, then maybe the Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS HDD is for you, as it'll work just fine in your NAS and as a...

Comments (3) | October 20, 2017 11:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is a fairly interesting piece of news coming from a Bit-Tech interview with Asus, though Tweak Town has pulled out the more interesting points. This year both AMD and Intel have launched new CPUs and new platforms for them, but while AMD has gone to a completely new design for its processors, requiring a new socket, Intel's Z270 and Z370 pl...

Comments (0) | October 19, 2017 11:07AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Star Control: Origins Pre-Orders Now Available

A year ago Stardock announced it would be adding a new title to the Star Control franchise, and today Star Control: Origins can now be pre-ordered. The game is set in the year 2086 and tasks the player to explore the galaxy, encounter alien civilizations, and discover new worlds, while trying to save humanity from imminent annihilation.

Star Co...

Comments (0) | October 19, 2017 08:52AM PST | bp9801

Thursday is upon us, with a couple of items for your viewing pleasure today. We have a look at the Intel Core i7 8700K, i5 8500K, and i5 8400 against the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 5 1600X, and 5 1500X to see what each one does in a head-to-head matchup. If you're on the high-end side of Intel, there's also a review of the ASRock X299 Taichi motherboard...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2017 10:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
The Talos Principle VR Now Available

Croteam is continuing to release VR content as today The Talos Principle VR is available on Steam. While the developer might be best known for the action-FPS Serious Sam series of games, The Talos Principle is a sci-fi puzzler originally released in 2014. This VR release required a ground-up redesign to achieve though, but it now supports HTC Vi...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2017 09:09AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to keep you going. We have a look at the Fabriq Riff Smart Speaker, which connects over WiFi and lets you control it remotely that way, giving more options for your music experience. If you're after a drone to add to your arsenal or simply try out, maybe the SwiftStream Z-9 Camera Drone, ...

Comments (3) | October 17, 2017 06:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series and several other recognizable titles, is going to be closing down, according to a recent update by EA on the studio's in-development Star Wars title. This was to be an action-adventure title that was coming to be a story-based, linear experience but after reviewing feedback and shifts in t...

Comments (0) | October 17, 2017 10:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
F1 2017 Receives Patch 1.9 with LAN Mode and Updated Car Liveries

F1 2017 has had its Patch 1.9 released today across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This patch adds a number of features, such as Photo Mode to the consoles, enabling those players to create, save, and share action shots, and LAN mode for PC and PlayStation 4. The car liveries have been updated for everyone, and a new spectator UI has been depl...

Comments (0) | October 17, 2017 09:22AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with a few items to get you going today. There's a look at the ECS Z270H4-I motherboard, a mini-ITX model that offers plenty of ways to keep you connected and might just be ideal for an HTPC build. If you're after a new home for your PC and need something budget-friendly, perhaps the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB case is...

Comments (0) | October 16, 2017 11:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Details Revealed

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has recently had its season pass details revealed, just in time for its launch tomorrow. The season pass will add costumes and perks from the South Park: The Stick of Truth game released in 2014, Towelie tips, new combat challenges, story missions, combat buddies, and new superhero costumes and perks. The "Rel...

Comments (5) | October 16, 2017 10:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Big Data has become big business in recent years, as the ability to process massive amounts of information enables many other technologies. All of that data has to be stored somewhere though, so various technologies to increase data storage are being worked on, and recently Western Digital demonstrated one of its innovations. Microwave-Assisted ...

Comments (0) | October 16, 2017 09:48AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items to kick things off. We have a review of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, a high-end model for your new Ryzen build that's packed to the brim with features. If you're after some fast storage, then perhaps the Crucial BX300 240GB SSD is for you, especially considering it doesn't use TLC NAND fla...

Comments (0) | October 14, 2017 06:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is news I doubt many people were expecting, but yesterday Humble Bundle co-founder and CRO Jeffery Rosen shared that his company would be joining the IGN family. The CEO's post goes on to explain that the decision was made because Humble Bundle believes IGN understands the vision and passion of the company, and that IGN will help continue t...

Comments (0) | October 13, 2017 10:36AM PST | bp9801

Friday the 13th is upon us, but all we have for today are a few items for you to check out. We have a look at the Intel Core i5 8400 that shows how it just might be the CPU to get if you're looking to game on a budget. For those on the X299 side of things and want a high-end motherboard, perhaps the ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex is the one for you, e...

Comments (0) | October 12, 2017 11:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Steep Road to the Olympics Announced by Ubisoft

Late last year Ubisoft released the open world action-sports game Steep and today the publisher has announced Steep: Road to the Olympics, and expansion that will feature a story mode following the journey of a young athlete in training. This athlete is trying for three freestyle events, Big Air, Half Pipe, and Slopestyle, with the goal of being...

Comments (0) | October 12, 2017 10:15AM PST | bp9801

The weekend is drawing closer, but we still have a bit of time before it does, giving us the chance to check out some items. There's a look at the Reeven Naia 240 AIO Water Cooler, which is the company's first self-contained liquid CPU cooler and just may be keeping your system cool. Our other item for today is a trip down memory lane, as six di...

Comments (2) | October 11, 2017 10:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Futuremark Adds Time Spy Extreme to 3DMark

If any of you have noticed 3DMark wants to update today, that is because Futuremark has added a new benchmark to its suite; the Time Spy Extreme benchmark. It is the first 4K Direct 12 benchmark test, and was developed with input from the company's Benchmark Development Program, which includes AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA.

Along with being a more int...

Comments (0) | October 11, 2017 10:09AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a look at the MSI X299 SLI Plus motherboard, which has a budget-friendly price to get you into the high-end Intel socket. Our other item for the day is a giveaway of the Corsair TX750M PSU, giving you a great chance to win a strong power supply to give ...

Comments (0) | October 10, 2017 11:41AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with a few items for you to check out. We have a look at the Intel Core i7 8550U processor, a quad-core chip designed to give Ultrabooks a ton of performance while keeping power usage to a minimum. If you're after a means to power your system, perhaps the FSP Hydro 750W Platinum PSU is what you need. We wrap things up today w...

Comments (0) | October 10, 2017 10:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Assassin's Creed Origins Post-Launch Plan Detailed

On October 27 Assassin's Creed Origins launches, but like many AAA games, there will be more to come and now Ubisoft is sharing its post-launch plan. We already know about one post-launch addition, the Discovery Tour mode, which will be coming early 2018 and will be free for all players. Also free for everyone will be the Horde Mode, setting pla...

Comments (0) | October 10, 2017 07:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Offworld Trading Company Receives Conspicuous Consumption DLC

Offworld Trading Company has an unusual take on real-time strategy games as instead of seeking military domination, players try for economic victories. Now, to let players add some "flare" to their game, the Conspicuous Consumption DLC has been released that offers new art, animations, and audio for select buildings. The Hacker Array, Offworld M...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2017 11:44AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items for you to check out today. We have a look at the Intel Core i3 8100 and i3 8350K, offering four cores and plenty of performance at some pretty affordable prices. If you're moving up to one of these new Coffee Lake CPUs, you'll need a new motherboard, such as one of the two Z370 ones shown today. There's th...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2017 10:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Viper V570 RGB Gaming Mouse Launched by Patriot

The mouse is a particularly vital peripheral for many games, which would probably be why there are specialized gaming mice out there. Now Patriot has launched the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse that combines features seen on MMO and FPS targeting gaming mice, along with the performance, versatility, and customization found wi...

Comments (0) | October 6, 2017 10:33AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items for you to consider before the weekend hits. There's a review of the Fractal Design Focus G case, which comes with massive cooling potential and a variety of colors to choose from to have a case that looks exactly how you want. Our other item is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews fr...

Comments (0) | October 5, 2017 12:19PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
New Trident Z RAM Announced Targeting Intel Coffee Lake CPUs

If after reading our review of the Core i7 8700K and Core i5 8400 you have decided to upgrade and want to get some new RAM to go with the new CPU, G.SKILL has some kits you may want to consider. The company has announced new Trident Z and Trident Z RGB kits that have been tested at speeds from DDR4 3733 MHz to DDR4 4600 MHz. It is the 64 GB (4x1...

Comments (0) | October 5, 2017 11:36AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, which means it's time for a new Intel CPU launch. This time it's part of the 8th Generation Core Series, as Coffee Lake officially arrives in the CPU world. We have the Core i7 8700K and Core i5 8400 launches today, but pretty much the entire lineup will be available for you to check out, based on what you need and your budget...

Comments (0) | October 3, 2017 11:50AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday is here, with a few items for you to check out to get through the day. We have a look at the possibility of bottlenecking your computer depending on what CPU and video card you have, and just what exactly can happen with different pairings. The ROMOSS Mobile Power Banks get put to the test to see what model would suit you best ba...

Comments (0) | October 3, 2017 11:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Samsung HMD Odyssey Announced for Windows Mixed Reality Platform

Currently VR is dominated by Oculus and HTC Vive headsets, but thanks to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform, we should be seeing many more headsets in the near future. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all working on WMR headsets and now Samsung has joined the list with its HMD Odyssey. This headset differs from the others by having A...

Comments (0) | October 2, 2017 10:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today AMD has released the driver and management software needed for its Threadripper X399 platform to create an NVMe RAID. This is for those HEDT users that need the resilience, speed, or both that RAID 0, 1, and 10 can offer. There are no activation keys, license fees, or SSD restrictions, so if you have the hardware, you can just download and...

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