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Comments (0) | October 19, 2018 09:10AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today the reviews of Intel's Core i9 9900K have gone live, including our own, and something has been noticed by some reviewers, and that is these chips can get pretty hot when overclocking. After all of the criticisms of Intel for using a paste for the thermal interface material (TIM) between the die and integrated heat spreader (IHS) for previo...

Comments (0) | October 19, 2018 08:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the beginning of the year, the technology security world got a significant wake up as vulnerabilities in speculative execution were publicly revealed. These attacks were called Meltdown and Spectre and since then, more have been discovered. Speculative execution is a performance increasing solution found within many CPU architectures that all...

Comments (0) | October 19, 2018 06:25AM PST | bp9801

Friday has arrived, with a couple of reviews you can check out. Today is all about the Intel Core i9-9900K processor, the latest and greatest (right now) from Intel that's sure to please many. We have our look at it, where you can see how exactly it performs in our suite of tests, and we have two other looks at it to help give you a well-rounded...

Comments (0) | October 19, 2018 05:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

VideoCardz is reporting its source with ASUS has informed them the AIB company is preparing an RX 590 ROG STRIX graphics card. Based on the product code, this graphics card will have 8 GB of VRAM but all we know past that comes from a 3DMark database entry recently discovered. This entry shows a clockspeed of 1545 MHz, which is 205 MHz above the...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2018 12:51PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many companies have been racing to ever smaller feature sizes for electronics, and Samsung has just made a significant stride in the competition as it announces its EUV process node has begun wafer production. The various circuits and transistors in modern electronics are made by a process called photolithography, which involves light being used...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2018 07:11AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Intel has been facing supply issues for some time now, as its 10 nm manufacturing process has been repeatedly delayed. This has caused more and more products to be made on its 14 nm processes and now demand is surpassing its capabilities. In response, Intel put out an open letter last month acknowledging supply chain issues and stated it would i...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2018 07:10AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Limited Edition C700P Carbon Case Revealed by Cooler Master

The case is an important part of any build, as it is what you will see the most of and is what others will see first, so it should be what you want. Cooler Master with Mark's Fabrications, the second place winner of Case Mode World Series 2018, have shown off a new case, the C700P Carbon, a carbon fiber edition of the computer case. This special...

Comments (0) | October 18, 2018 06:28AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but we have a couple of items for you to check out before we get too close to the end. There's another look at the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC video card, offering a ton of gaming performance at a price that is sure to please many. Our other item for the day is a review of the TP-Link Archer C5400X Gaming Rou...

Comments (0) | October 17, 2018 07:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
HITMAN 2 First Elusive Target to Feature Sean Bean

There is less than a month before HITMAN 2 releases and we now know the first elusive target will feature actor Sean Bean. He will be playing Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent who has since become a freelance assassin known as 'The Undying.' He has earned this title for his skill at faking his own death, but it has also led the International Contrac...

Comments (0) | October 16, 2018 01:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Gammaxx L240 Cooler Launched by Deepcool

Deepcool is launching a new line of AIO liquid coolers, starting with the Gammaxx L240 and it is meant to build upon the success of the coolers the company has produced before. It features a pair of 120 mm RGB fans that have six ultra-bright RGB LEDs and a new water block that also sports RGB LEDs. All of the lights work with 12 V RGB enabled co...

Comments (0) | October 16, 2018 01:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Announces Force Series MP510 M.2 NVMe Drives

Today if you want the fastest storage, without using RAID, the answer is NVMe drives, which almost all use the M.2 slot. Today Corsair announced its Force Series MP510 drives that off speeds of up to 3480 MB/s read and 3000 MB/s write, which puts them at the fastest of what the company offers. All the drives use the M.2 2280 form factor, allowin...

Comments (0) | October 16, 2018 06:27AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items along the way for you to check out. We have two more looks at the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 video card to go with our look at the MSI Armor 8G OC version. The other two we have for you includes one Founders Edition card and three from ASUS, EVGA, and MSI. However, on that review, only the EVG...

Comments (0) | October 15, 2018 02:42PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Memory is an interesting component for a computer as there can be a right amount of it, depending on how you use your computer, and going above that amount is not necessarily worth it. For some people, just 8 GB will be enough, but for others 32 GB is more appropriate, but then there are still others that need more. AnandTech is reporting that I...

Comments (0) | October 15, 2018 02:19PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For anyone looking to build or even upgrade a computer in the near future, this is almost certainly good news. TrendForce, through its DRAMeXchange division, are predicting the price of memory, both DRAM and NAND, may come down in price during the fourth quarter of this year, and in 2019. The reasons for this include a sluggish demand for replac...

Comments (0) | October 15, 2018 06:28AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items along the way to start it off. There's a look at the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio, offering a factory overclock and a massive cooler to keep things running longer as you game well into the night. If you just want your CPU to be cool, then perhaps the Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M CPU Cooler is for y...

Comments (0) | October 12, 2018 11:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
HITMAN 2 Multiplayer Ghost Mode Revealed

Today IO Interactive announced Ghost Mode for HITMAN 2, a 1v1 competitive multiplayer mode. With this, players will be put against each other as they both start each round under identical conditions and must then race to eliminate all of the targets, but spotted kills do not count. While both players are in the same map, their worlds are separat...

Comments (0) | October 12, 2018 05:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Darksiders III First Two DLC Identified

More than a month from the game's release, the first two DLC for Darksiders III have been identified; The Crucible and Keepers of the Void. In The Crucible, Fury will be challenged by waves of enemies as players try to unlock new rewards and items. With Keepers of the Void, Vulgrim has requested Fury enter the Serpent Holes to deal with an ancie...

Comments (0) | October 11, 2018 11:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was back in June when Stardock held a sale to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and then last week it held a publisher sale on Steam, but do not worry if missed either of these events, because they are continuing on Stardock's own storefront. This sale offers the company's games at up to 80% off, and includes expansions and bundles, as well as ...

Comments (0) | October 11, 2018 11:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There has been a lot of focus on NVIDIA's work with its RTX technology for accelerated ray tracing on its newest Turing-based GPUs, but ray tracing does not need to be limited to specific hardware or software. Over on Github there is a vRt project that dates back to the end of May and it has the goal of creating a unified ray tracing, cross plat...

Comments (0) | October 10, 2018 08:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Left Alive Releasing on March 5 for Steam and PlayStation 4

Coming from industry veterans, Left Alive is a survival action game that follows three protagonists as they try to escape a war-torn city. Set in the year 2127, the player will encounter heavily armed troops along with armored vehicles and massive mechs as they work their way out of the invaded city of Novo Slava as the three different character...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2018 01:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
EK-CryoFuel Solid Coolants Introduced

While more effective cooling is definitely a reason to go with a custom watercooling solution, it can also be for the appearance of a computer with one. The color of the coolant factors into this and now EK Water Blocks has added another option to consumers with its EK-CryoFuel Solid coolants. There are seven colors to choose from and each coola...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2018 12:59PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

I hope no one thought this story was going to die away soon. Last week Bloomberg published a story claiming that server motherboards from Super Micro Computer (Supermicro) had malicious chips added to them when manufactured in China. These chips would alter the operating system being run on the server built on the motherboard, creating a point o...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2018 09:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Observation Sci-Fi Thriller Announced by Devolver Digital and No Code

Today developers No Code and publisher Devolver Digital, announced Observation, a new game set to arrive in Spring 2019. It is a science fiction thriller set on the space station Observation and told through S.A.M., the station's artificial intelligence for System Administration & Maintenance. The narrative covers what happened to Dr. Emma Fishe...

Comments (1) | October 9, 2018 09:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As was announced a last month, a new test has come to 3DMark for benchmarking integrated graphics on various mobile devices; Night Raid. With its target being mobile devices, including Always Connected PCs, the test has native ARM support. The company tries to calibrate its tests around a reference score of 5000, it explains, and it found a note...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2018 07:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Borderlands 2 VR Coming to PlayStation VR on December 14

To mark the second anniversary of PlayStation VR, 2K and Gearbox Software announced today Borderlands 2 VR will be releasing on December 14, exclusively for PlayStation VR. Naturally this means players will get to enjoy the Borderlands 2 experience in virtual reality, but there will also be some changes to the new format. These changes include t...

Comments (1) | October 9, 2018 07:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Yesterday Intel officially announced many new CPUs, including the Core i9 9900K, an 8-core/16-thread CPU with a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz. The company calls it the world's best gaming processor, something that will likely be confirmed when the review embargo lifts on October 19. However, some early performance numb...

Comments (0) | October 9, 2018 06:43AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday has arrived, with several items for you to check out today. We have an article taking a look at the Intel Core i9-9900K and whether it really is as fast as a claim or if that was misleading due to methods meant to favor Intel. There's a preview of the MSI Z390 motherboards and what we can expect from the lineup for whatever need we're af...

Comments (2) | October 8, 2018 02:49PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the beginning of the year Google started its Project Strobe effort to audit what access developers have to data on Google accounts and Android devices, and in March it found a significant bug in a Google+ People API. This bug would have allowed developers to access the profile information of users' friends, even if the data were not marked to...

Comments (0) | October 8, 2018 12:21PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
G.Skill Announces New DDR4 Kits for Z370 and Double Capacity DIMMs

With the announcement of the Z390 motherboards, such as those from MSI, of course we are seeing new memory kits announced too for filling the DIMM slots. G.Skill has announced two new kits for these motherboards, with one being a 2x 8 GB and the other a 4x 8GB, depending on what your needs are, but both are tested at 4500+ MHz.

The 2x 8GB kit i...

Comments (0) | October 8, 2018 12:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Naturally with Intel announcing new CPUs we are seeing other new products announced, including new motherboards from MSI for these processors. Some five motherboards have been announced: MEG Z390 Godlike; MEG Z390 ACE; MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC; MPG Z390Gaming Edge AC; and MAG Z390 Tomahawk. These different motherboards target different use ...

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