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Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 08:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Normally with RAM, the faster you go the less capacity you have, but apparently G.Skill wants to challenge that relationship. Today the company announced two Trident Z kits, both featuring eight DIMMs. The larger of the two is an 8x 16 GB kit, giving you 128 GB of DDR4 memory that has been tested at 4000 MHz with CL 19-19-19-39 at 1.35 V. The va...

Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 06:23AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a review of the ADATA XPG Spectrix D41 DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit, offering RGB lighting and a subtle design that should look quite appealing in any system you're building. Our other item is a little different, as it's an energy drink called Sneak that's a supplement-...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 01:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This bit of news could become rather interesting in the months and years ahead. 4Gamer, a Japanese gamer site, apparently got to interview David Wang, the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Radeon Technologies Group, and ask about support for DirectX Raytracing, or DXR. His answer was that AMD will continue to focus on accelerated ray trac...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There is an interesting rumor out there that Valve may be preparing a new VR headset of its own, bringing it to market with its Knuckles controllers and potentially a VR game set in the Half-Life universe. Images of the alleged prototype for this VR head mounted display leaked online and Upload VR claims its sources have confirmed the images are...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 12:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Microsoft has grown its family of game studios with the recent acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. Among the games developed by Obsidian are the RPGs Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity while inXile has created Wasteland 2, the upcoming Wasteland 3, and Bard's Tale IV. As members of Microsoft Studios, they will...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 06:24AM PST | bp9801

A new week has arrived, with several items along the way for you to check out, especially if you have the day off for the remembrance. We have a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition video card, providing a great idea of what to expect from the Turing card that just might be the best bang for the buck. If you're instead desiring a...

Comments (1) | November 8, 2018 12:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
GRIS Gets Release Date of December 13

In August we learned the narrative experience game, GRIS, was coming to PC and Nintendo Switch, and now we have the actual date. On December 13 the game will be available for $16.99.

In this title, which will be free of danger, frustration, or death the player will explore the world brought to life through art, animation, and an original score....

Comments (0) | November 8, 2018 06:32AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but we have a couple of items for you to check out first. There's a review of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus motherboard, featuring Wireless AC and USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, oh, and also support for the new Intel processors, like the Core i9 9900K. Our other item for the day takes a look at 20 of the worst PC setups...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2018 12:31PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Galactic Civilizations III Gaining Four Star Control: Origins Species via DLC

Today Stardock announced that next week a new DLC will be released for Galactic Civilizations III that will bring to the 4X strategy game four of the species from Star Control: Origins, as playable factions. On November 12, the Heroes of Star Control: Origins DLC will bring these species with ships, parts, traits, diplomatic behaviors and AI for...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2018 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since the beginning of the year we have been seeing a large number of side-channel attacks developed that could leak sensitive information, with the most prominent of these vulnerabilities being somehow related to the architectural designs of modern CPUs. It turns out CPUs are not the only piece of hardware that could be used to compromise your ...

Comments (3) | November 6, 2018 11:52AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today AMD is holding its Next Horizon event, where it has revealed details of some of the upcoming parts the company will be producing for the datacenter, including the Zen 2-based Rome CPU. We can expect Zen 2 to come to consumer parts as well, after the EPYC processors, so some of the information shared here may still be relevant. Some of the ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 11:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Operation Wind Bastion for Rainbow Six Siege Details Revealed

Today Ubisoft shared the first details for Year 3 Season 4 of Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Wind Bastion. With this operation two new operators will be added, one attacker and one defender, both coming from the Kingdom of Morocco. Also being introduced will be the Fortress map, which will be the first map to be heavily associated with any of the ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 10:30AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Cooler Master Announces Two New Headsets

For some games, the audio can be just as important as the visuals, especially if you are playing with others and using voice chat to communicate. Today Cooler Master has announced a pair of new gaming headsets, the MH571 and MH572, with a focus on audio quality, mic quality, and the always important comfort. Both feature 40 mm neodymium drivers ...

Comments (2) | November 6, 2018 09:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Vengeance 5180 PC Announced by Corsair

Today Corsair announced the first in its new line of pre-built gaming computers, the Corsair Vengeance 5180. This PC has the hardware you will need to get great performance out of modern games with an Intel Core i7-8700 paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, so this computer will also be capable of accelerated ray tracing as games gain support ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 06:31AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with it being Election Day in the U.S., and we have a couple of items for you to check out to get through the day. We have a look at the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 2x8GB Memory Kit, offering plenty of capacity and some sweet RGB lighting to add some extra flair to your build. Our other item for the day is a revie...

Comments (0) | November 5, 2018 09:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

These are probably not the processors you will be using in your next build, unless you are putting together a workstation or servers. Intel has shown off what it will be offering next from its Xeon line of CPUs, with the Xeon E-2100 targeting entry-level severs and the Cascade Lake Advance Performance platform aiming much higher. The E-2100 seri...

Comments (0) | November 5, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

The first full week of November is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look at the SteelSeries Rival 710 Gaming Mouse, featuring an improved sensor and switches, as well as a modular design to help make the mouse more your own. Our other item for the day is another gaming mouse, this time the Pwnage Altier. It features a...

Comments (0) | November 3, 2018 08:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

One of the first games I remember purchasing is Warcraft III: Battle Chest, a classic RTS that has, directly and indirectly, left a significant mark on the game's industry, and yesterday at BlizzCon Warcraft III: Reforged was announced. This will be a remaster of the original game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion The Frozen Throne ...

Comments (2) | November 2, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The year is almost over, but we are not done yet with new vulnerabilities being discovered that exploit some design feature of CPUs. Today PortSmash has been revealed and this side-channel attack works by exploiting simultaneous multithreading (SMT) to leak information that could then be used to reconstruct encrypted data. While this was tested ...

Comments (0) | November 2, 2018 12:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was not too long GlobalFoundries was in the news as it was putting its work into a 7 nm fabrication process on indefinite hold and now it is making another potentially unexpected move. The company has spun off its ASIC solutions division to Avera Semiconductor, a newly created whole-owned subsidiary. When clients want to develop an applicatio...

Comments (0) | November 2, 2018 10:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Deepcool Launches Two New Matrexx 55 Cases

Deepcool has launched a pair of cases, growing its Matrexx 55 family with the Matrexx 55 ADD-RGB and ADD-RGB 3F. These cases feature support for addressable RGB lighting with the ability to control your system's lighting through a button on the I/O panel. With connectors for both the Deepcool/Gamerstorm ecosystem and a universal 5 V 3-pin header...

Comments (0) | November 1, 2018 05:47PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Launches Platinum Hydro Series Coolers, 240 mm and 280 mm Versions

Today Corsair added a pair of AIO liquid coolers to its line up with the Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum and H115i RGB Platinum. Both coolers feature a pair of ML Pro Series RGB fans that use magnetic levitation bearings to stay quiet while providing high static pressure. They are also PWM controlled and have four RGB lights. The H100i has a pai...

Comments (0) | November 1, 2018 11:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
The Quiet Man Now Available on Steam

As was announced in early October, The Quiet Man is now available on Steam and PlayStation 4. In this game, you play as Dane, a deaf man trying to uncover the motives behind the kidnapping of Lala, a songstress, by a masked man. In a week a free patch will be released titled The Quiet Man - Answered - as it adds another playthrough with sound a...

Comments (0) | October 31, 2018 10:14AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Retro FPS DUSK Exiting Early Access on December 10

Initially released to Steam Early Access back in January, the retro first-person short DUSK will reach full-release on December 10. Currently two of the three campaign episodes for the game are in the Early Access version and for everyone who purchased the game before Halloween (today), the DUSK 50+ page graphic novel will be given to them for f...

Comments (0) | October 31, 2018 09:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Red Dead Redemption 2 Sets Entertainment Records

This might not be too surprising to some, but Red Dead Redemption 2 set some records with its release, including having the single-biggest opening weekend of all entertainment media. It sold over $725 million worldwide in its first three days, which also makes it the second highest grossing entertainment launch in history, with only Grand Theft ...

Comments (0) | October 31, 2018 09:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
MasterCase SL600M Announced by Cooler Master

Cooler Master has announced its newest series of cases, the SL series with the first entry being the MasterCase SL600M. With this series, Cooler Master intends to have case designs that blur the line between work and play. The SL600M uses sand-blasted anodized aluminum for its exterior, which is also without any RGB features, so it can aesthetic...

Comments (0) | October 30, 2018 12:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today Cray revealed its new supercomputing system called Shasta that has been designed to enable scalability up to the exascale. The company also revealed it has been contracted to build a Shasta supercomputer by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) for its NERSC-9 system, also called Perlmutter, in 2020. The Shasta d...

Comments (0) | October 30, 2018 10:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We have known for months that AMD has been working on a discrete Vega GPU for mobile platforms, and finally they have been revealed. The announced products are the Pro Vega 20 and Pro Vega 16 and they are paired with HBM2 like the desktop discrete GPUs. By using HBM2, which places the memory chip immediately next to the GPU instead of farther aw...

Comments (0) | October 30, 2018 10:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Trailer Shows Off Various Features of HITMAN 2

In two weeks HITMAN 2 releases, so today IO Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the HITMAN Perfected trailer. This video shows off many of the game's new features, modes, upgrades, and content we can expect. The game's six locations, Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, Miami in the US, Santa Fortuna in Colombia, Mumbia in Ind...

Comments (0) | October 30, 2018 08:24AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Yesterday it was announced the Chinese company Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company would be banned from receiving any exports from the United States, with the Department of Commerce citing national security concerns. The company should soon be completing a DRAM factory that could be the largest such factory in the world. According to the an...

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