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Comments (0) | July 28, 2016 02:59PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Toughpower SFX Gold Series

Thermaltake has added to its large offering of power supplies with the Toughpower SFX Gold Series. As its name might imply, the PSU is 80 PLUS Gold certified, operating at up to 90% efficiency. The PSU uses the latest Intel SFX 12V 3.3 and ATX 12V 2.4 standard with an included SFX to ATX adapter bracket, allowing for easy installs in ATX, Micro-...

Comments (0) | July 28, 2016 01:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As simple as hydrogen may be, one proton and one electron, it is a very unusual material that can express some interesting properties, under the right conditions. An example of this would be that solid hydrogen can enter a metallic state and act as a superconductor, but solid hydrogen requires very cold temperatures to form. Naturally researcher...

Comments (0) | July 28, 2016 11:46AM PST | bp9801

The week and July are both drawing to a close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. We have a review on the Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming motherboard, featuring quad-GPU support and a Killer E2400 gaming network card, among others. If storage is what you're after, then maybe the Apacer AS720 Dual Interface 240GB SSD is for you, wh...

Comments (0) | July 27, 2016 01:09PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Fan Targeted at Radiator Usage

Thermaltake has announced the Riing LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, a 120mm fan powered by the Riing RGB Software. It is the first digital radiator fan from Thermaltake and uses an optimized blade design for generating large volumes of air for dispersing the heat found in radiators. The Riing software allows users to alter the fan speed...

Comments (3) | July 26, 2016 03:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

In a recent interview, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has reiterated his earlier belief that Microsoft is planning to use Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) to hamper the performance of Steam on PCs. Sweeney believes that this will be accomplished over a period of several years by slowly convincing developers and customers to mo...

Comments (0) | July 26, 2016 03:05PM PST | CheeseMan42
Patriot Adds to Viper 4 and Viper Elite Memory Lines

Patriot has announced the expansion of the Viper 4 and Viper Elite DDR4 memory lines with a set that operates at 3733MHz. The dual channel memory kits are available in sets of two 8GB modules with timings of 17-19-19-39 and voltage of 1.35V. Both sets are XMP 2.0 ready and are designed for the X99 and 100 series motherboards from Intel. The new ...

Comments (0) | July 26, 2016 02:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At SIGGRAPH yesterday, AMD showed off a number of new professional-level products as part of its Capsaicin presentation, all featuring a special blue color, instead of the customary AMD red, including the new Radeon Pro WX series based on the Polaris architecture. Like the Polaris-based RX 480, these new cards are meant to bring high-level perfo...

Comments (0) | July 26, 2016 11:29AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, bringing a few items along with it to help out your day. We have a look at the Thermaltake Pacific RL360 D5 RGB Water Cooling Kit, an all-in-one kit to get water cooling up and running in your PC without any headache of making sure you have ever part you need. For audio needs, there is a review on the GAMDIAS Hephaestus v2 Gamin...

Comments (4) | July 25, 2016 02:40PM PST | CheeseMan42

Many games that have been developed for consoles and PC have found the PC version a bit lackluster despite the potential for more powerful hardware. As part of the Play Anywhere initiative, Microsoft is hoping to turn that around, starting with the "flagship" Gears of War 4. The game will offer 28 different graphical settings with an explanation...

Comments (0) | July 25, 2016 12:50PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While one of the current trends for home entertainment is VR, at theaters we are still seeing 3D movies being projected and still having to put on special glasses to enjoy it. Thanks to some researchers at MIT though, the glasses might not be necessary in the future. They have developed a glasses-free 3D solution that could one day be scaled up ...

Comments (0) | July 25, 2016 11:07AM PST | bp9801

The final week of July is here, bringing with it several items to start the week off right. We have a review of the EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 video card, featuring an improved ACX cooler and factory overclock to boost your gaming. There's a look at the XSPC Raystorm Pro CPU Waterblock to see if the revamped appearance and optimized design ...

Comments (0) | July 22, 2016 09:04AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing with some items for you to check out before the weekend hits. We have a review of the GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE motherboard, one of the most advanced motherboards around with a ton of features, from 4-Way SLI support to an M.2 slot and even a plethora of overclocking options. If you happen to have a Thermaltake power s...

Comments (0) | July 21, 2016 09:01PM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA likes to go big whenever it can. We've had previous TITAN video cards before, but now they're outclassed by the GeForce GTX 1080. However, that wasn't going to last long, as NVIDIA took the wraps off its brand new TITAN X. Yes, we already have a TITAN X powered by Maxwell, but this is the new TITAN X powered by Pascal. NVIDIA calls this i...

Comments (0) | July 21, 2016 02:08PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When the topic of quantum mechanics comes up, most people likely envision particles and waves on the nearly infinitesimal stage of single atoms. While these is typically where one can look and find the counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum mechanics, the truth is the effects are not limited to that small stage. Researchers at MIT have analyzed ...

Comments (0) | July 21, 2016 10:10AM PST | bp9801

Everyone loves the chance to win something, especially when it's a new video card or just computer gear in general. NVIDIA launched its Order of 10 Contest back in May to give gamers the chance to win a GeForce GTX 10 Series video card. After the two week contest ended, we all thought that was it. Well, NVIDIA had some other ideas and went back ...

Comments (0) | July 21, 2016 10:01AM PST | bp9801

The week is nearly at its end, but not before there are a few items you can check out. We have a look at the AMD Wraith CPU cooler, the company's new take on a stock CPU cooler that offers quieter performance and better cooling potential than the older stock model. If you need a new mouse, maybe the Tt eSPORTS Ventus Z Gaming Mouse, with its inc...

Comments (0) | July 20, 2016 04:16PM PST | CheeseMan42
Inno3D Announces GeForce GTX 1060 Based Cards

Inno3D has announced a pair of new graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, the GTX 1060 Gaming OC and GTX 1060 iChiLL. The Gaming OC model will utilize two 10cm fans with aluminum fans and heatpipes that cover the GPU core, memory, and power components. The fans have a triangular design to improve airflow and have intelligent fan te...

Comments (0) | July 20, 2016 01:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Everyday humanity generates more and more information that it wants to keep on various media including hard disks and flash drives. To keep up with the demand for more storage, storage density has to increase and now researchers at Delft University and the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have successfully encoded bits to single atoms. This allows...

Comments (7) | July 20, 2016 11:11AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
FutureMark Releases Statement Concerning Time Spy Benchmark

Depending on the parts of the Internet you frequent, you may have seen some heated discussion about the recently released Time Spy benchmark for 3DMark, especially its implementation of asynchronous compute. Because of this, FutureMark has released a lengthy explanation of how Time Spy implements this feature of DirectX 12. It does get a bit tec...

Comments (0) | July 20, 2016 10:39AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with just a couple of items to help get you through it. We have a review of the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 Memory Kit, featuring 16GB of high performance RAM to give your system a boost when it's needed most. There's also an article covering Asynchronous Compute and just what the issue is with it and 3DMark...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2016 05:09PM PST | CheeseMan42
MSI Announces Two Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Cards

MSI has announced a pair of new cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 video card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G and GeForce GTX 1060 ARMOR. The 6G is cooled by a TWIN FROZR VI cooler, allowing for "higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games." The black cooler shroud features red accents as well as red LED ligh...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2016 04:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Netflix reported quarterly earnings after the market closed yesterday and the outcome was not the best news for investors. The company added 1.54 million subscribers, falling far short of its projection of 2.5 million. The numbers miss led to a 14% drop in stock price in after-hours trading. Netflix believes that it hit its target for new signup...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2016 02:55PM PST | bp9801
Craft Your Own Vault in Fallout 4 - Vault-Tec Workshop; Arrives July 26

Fallout 4's second to last DLC, Vault-Tec Workshop, is nearly here, with Bethesda revealing plenty of information on what we can expect in it. Vault-Tec Workshop, as the name suggests, lets you build your very own Vault with a wealth of new items and settlers to experiment on. As you're exploring the Commonwealth, you'll come across a distress b...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2016 11:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Gears of War Themed Headset Announced by HyperX

For those looking for a new headset to show off your love for the Gears of War franchise, HyperX has announced a new CloudX Revolver headset featuring a Gears of War design. It has been co-designed with Microsoft and The Coalition, the developers of the upcoming Gears of War 4, so it will perfectly compliment the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limite...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2016 10:35AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA's latest card is here, as the GeForce GTX 1060 has arrived. This is a more budget friendly card than the other two Pascal products, yet it still contains a ton of performance. It should get up near or over the GTX 980 in most games, while also costing about $100 less. The Founders Edition is the new reference model from NVIDIA, with sever...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 03:53PM PST | CheeseMan42

The first whispers of an updated PlayStation 4 began in March with talk of 4K support. The rumors were expanded in mid April with the information that it would be known as the PlayStation Neo with updates to the CPU, GPU, and RAM. The latest information is courtesy of Amazon Spain which points to an October 13 release date at a price of €399.99,...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 03:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

The GeForce GTX 1060 is the "budget" model in the latest round of cards from NVIDIA, with a 6GB model already confirmed. Rumors are now pointing to a second card that will have 3GB of RAM, a move that NVIDIA partners appear to be confirming. The 3GB model will use a slightly less powerful GPU core, with 1152 CUDA cores compared to the 1280 found...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 12:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
DirectX 12 Time Spy Benchmark Released for 3DMark

Last week saw the release of the much anticipated Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark for 3DMark, which had been teased in late June. This new benchmark leverages several features of the low-level API to push hardware to its limits with far, far larger workloads than the Fire Strike DirectX 11 test. For comparison, while the first Fire Strike graphics...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 12:00PM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items to help get you started right. There is a review on the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 video card, featuring a custom cooler and factory overclock to boost your games without completely breaking the bank. If cooling your case is what you're after, perhaps the GELID Silent Pro 14 PWM case fans are the ticke...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 10:38AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For millennia humanity has fantasized about the ability to become invisible, but only relatively recent advances in science are actually making it possible. Typically these efforts are focused on hiding from free space waves, but in many practical applications surface waves also need to be considered. To that end, researchers at Queen Mary Unive...

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