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Meet the Renovo Coupe: The First American All-Electric Supercar

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:00 PM by J.D. Kane
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Just over two weeks ago, we brought you news on Saleen Automotive’s Foursixteen, a modified version of the all-electric Tesla Model S, and how it was making its debut at the prestigious Concourse d’Elegance in Monterey, CA. Saleen’s Foursixteen is basically a Model S on electric steroids, with higher performance and much more aggressive styling. […]

Steam Now Natively Supports NVIDIA’s Latest GeForce GPUs for In-home Streaming

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
Steam

NVIDIA has shot us a note to let us know that the latest version of Steam now natively supports the hardware encoder on its GeForce GPUs for in-home streaming. The company says that you can stream at up to 1080p resolution with performance of 60 FPS, and with quality that comes closer to native than […]

Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis Review – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis

Corsair’s Obsidian series of PC chassis represents the apex of the company’s offerings in the market. Innovative and user-friendly, they’ve also been overkill for most users. Now, though, the 450D has come onto the scene, intent on proving that the Obsidians shouldn’t be the exclusive preserve of users with deep pockets. Does it live up […]

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard Review

Posted on August 27, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

Our last two Z97 reviews involved some petite motherboards, so it’s time to go all-out – something GIGABYTE’s Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK helps us pull off. Its name implies that gamers are the target here, and as you’d expect from its $350 price tag, it’s packed with features. What more reason do you need to read? […]

Amazon to Acquire Twitch.tv in $1 Billion Deal

Posted on August 26, 2014 12:59 PM by Ryan Perry
Twitch

Many of us knew that this would happen eventually, and speculation had Google as the possible front-runner to acquire the popular live streaming service, Twitch.tv. After snapping up YouTube, Google could’ve had a huge monopoly on video sharing, but in a letter from Emmett Shear, the CEO of Twitch, it turns out that online mega […]

AMD’s Radeon R9 285 Slots Just Below the R9 280, Will Retail for $249

Posted on August 25, 2014 5:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card

During its “30 Years of Graphics & Gaming” event, held this past weekend, AMD took the veil off of its next graphics card: Radeon R9 285. This is a bit of an odd release, because despite it having the higher model number, the R9 285 ranks under not only the R9 280X, but the R9 280 […]

In Advance of Intel’s X99 Launch, DDR4 is Starting to Drop in Price

Posted on August 25, 2014 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 16GB Kit

A couple of weeks ago, we took a quick look at DDR4 pricing - based on what was available at Newegg. What we found was that initial kits are going to be rather expensive when compared to DDR3, which really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. But while bleeding-edge components usually carry a premium, they’re […]

Lian Li’s PC-Q19 mini-ITX Chassis Allows for Vertical or Horizontal Placement, Boasts Classy Aesthetics

Posted on August 25, 2014 1:12 PM by Ryan Perry
Lian Li PC-Q19 Enclosure

If you’re in the market for a mini-ITX chassis, hopefully you’ve checked out Lian Li already. The Taiwanese chassis giant already has a load of models available, but today it’s bolstered its lineup with the PC-Q19 aluminum mini-ITX enclosure. The PC-Q19 is a slim chassis geared towards home theater PCs or office use, and has lots […]

Corsair Carbide Air 240 Chassis Review

Posted on August 25, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Corsair Carbide Air 240  Chassis

Hot on the heels of the Corsair Carbide Air 540 comes its little brother, the Air 240. It boasts the same unique interior layout, but in a smaller footprint, and all without sacrificing flexibility and cooling performance. Read on to see if good things really do come in small packages. In the late 1800s, the […]

AMD Livestreaming “Celebrating 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming” Saturday @ 9:00AM CT

Posted on August 22, 2014 8:30 PM by Techgage Staff
AMD Gaming Evolved Logo

To help celebrate its 30th anniversary of graphics and gaming, AMD will be holding a livestream Saturday morning, and if you’re at all interested in AMD’s past and future, you can bet it’s going to be well worth checking out. It’s going to be hosted by AMD’s recent re-recruit and Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy, […]

BitFenix Announces the Prodigy M Color and Windowed Side Panels

Posted on August 22, 2014 11:59 AM by Ryan Perry
BitFenix Prodigy M - Windowed

We’ll make this one short and sweet, because that’s how I personally view BitFenix’s newly announced Prodigy M Color chassis. These little beauties offer everything that the original midnight black and arctic white versions do, such as a small footprint, micro-ATX motherboard support, room for up to 9 hard drives, and some serious cooling potential, […]

AMD Enjoyed 11% GPU Shipment Boost in Q2

Posted on August 21, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Graphics

It’s not often enough that we get to write about a positive quarter for AMD, but according to Jon Peddie Research, AMD’s Q2 was one of those unfortunately rare ones. Quarter-to-quarter, AMD’s GPU shipments rocketed ahead 11%, to settle at 17.9%. By contrast, NVIDIA’s shipments fell 8.3%, leaving the company with a 14.7% share. Despite […]

Corsair Commander Mini Aims to Keep Your Rig Shipshape

Posted on August 20, 2014 11:00 AM by Ryan Perry
Corsair Commander Mini

Comparing how we control fans and lighting, and read temperatures using 3.5″ or even 5.25″ bay-mounted units with knobs and dials, could be compared to a caveman discovering fire. It’s a big deal, but there’s loads of room for advancement. Corsair is trying to move these Neanderthals (and the rest of us) into the future with […]

A Quick Look at GIGABYTE’s X99 Motherboard Lineup

Posted on August 20, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
GIGABYTE X99 SOC FORCE

Earlier this week, we took a brief look at EVGA’s three upcoming X99 motherboards, and now, we’re going to do the same for GIGABYTE. While EVGA gave us a bit of information to go on, GIGABYTE’s only been able to provide us with a couple of images (which you might have already seen on its […]

WD Celebrates 10 Years of My Passport with Two Special Models

Posted on August 20, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
WD Ultra Metal My Passport

WD’s My Passport series of mobile hard drives turns the big 1-0 this year, and it’s a birthday that the company didn’t want to go unnoticed. So, to help commemorate things, the company is releasing a new model called Ultra Metal, and a limited-time one called Anniversary Edition. As the name of the series would […]

CD Projekt Red Posts Huge 35-minute The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay Video

Posted on August 19, 2014 4:35 PM by Rob Williams
The Witcher - Wild Hunt Logo

To help wrap up Gamescom, CD Projekt Red has posted an epic 35-minute gameplay video for its upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to YouTube. If you’re at all interested in the game, you’ll want to check it out – but beware, it’s more than likely going to suck you in and won’t let you […]

AMD Announces Radeon R7 Series Solid-State Drives

Posted on August 19, 2014 1:00 AM by Robert Tanner
AMD Radeon SSDs Logo

Talk about unexpected. At a time when fabless SSD manufacturers are consolidating or being snapped up by companies with in-house NAND production, AMD is bucking the industry trend by announcing the launch of the Radeon R7 SSD family. The company’s Radeon R7 SSDs are powered with a Barefoot 3 M00, the exact same controller found […]

A Quick Look at EVGA’s X99 Motherboard Lineup

Posted on August 18, 2014 12:48 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA X99 FTW

Intel’s X99 chipset is one of tech’s worst-kept secrets at the moment, with a full unveiling expected to go down at the end of the month. Leading up to that launch, some board vendors have taken it upon themselves to begin revealing their X99 goods, like EVGA. EVGA is the first company to hand over a […]

EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse – A Big Contender In a Big Market

Posted on August 18, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse

At this point, it’s hard to believe that EVGA was once known only for its graphics cards. Today, the company also produces motherboards, power supplies, cases, and even some accessories. Oh – and peripherals, such as the TORQ X10 gaming mouse, which we’ve given a good test over the past month. Read on to learn […]

Saleen Automotive’s Tesla Model S-based Foursixteen to Bow at Pebble Beach

Posted on August 14, 2014 5:36 PM by J.D. Kane
Saleen Logo

Steve Saleen is a name familiar to most auto enthusiasts. He made his name through the 1980s-90s modifying Ford Mustangs for higher performance and more aggressive aesthetics. At the turn of the 21st Century, Saleen started manufacturing his own supercar, the S7. The S7 was good enough to compete internationally, even setting records in races […]

Peripheral Vision: Kingston HyperX Budget USB Drives, SteelSeries DeX Pad and Razer Chroma

Posted on August 14, 2014 7:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
HyperX-Fury-USB

The peripheral industry is awash with so many things today, coming in from Germany, it’s hard to keep up. So, instead of drip feeding them, here’s a round-up so far. Kingston have launched a new budget orientated USB flash drive under the HyperX FURY branding. With three sizes of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. These are […]

Purchase a GeForce GTX 770 or Higher, Get a Free Copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Posted on August 13, 2014 6:50 PM by Rob Williams
Borderlands - The Pre-Sequel Box Art

This is one of those stories where the title could be the story, so bear with me as I try to reach my self-imposed word quota. Beginning this week, if you purchase a GeForce GTX 770 or higher graphics card from a participating vendor, you’ll receive a code to unlock Borderlands: Pre-Sequel when it releases […]

SPEC’s Latest SPECapc Benchmark Supports Autodesk’s 3ds Max 2015

Posted on August 13, 2014 1:46 PM by Rob Williams
SPEC Logo

SPEC’s benchmarks have long been a stature in our performance reviews, with the SPECapc series in particular being a favorite due to their ease-of-use. The organization’s latest benchmark, SPECapc 3ds Max 2015, couldn’t have landed at a better time: We recently upgraded to the latest 3ds Max version ourselves, and Intel’s Haswell-E is just around […]

NVIDIA Introduces 5 New Quadro Models, Leaves K6000 As the Top Gun

Posted on August 13, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro K5200

As NVIDIA’s last Quadro rollout took place over two-years-ago, we’ve been a little overdue on some new models. Well, those new models are here, and aside from the top-of-the-line K6000, the entire lineup is covered. The Quadro K5200, seen below, might look almost identical to the model it replaces, the K5000, but it’s what’s under […]

USB Type-C Reversible Connector Finalized

Posted on August 12, 2014 3:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
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After decades of battling with polarized, multi-dimensional USB connectors that never fit the first or second time, the USB Promoter Group has finalized the new Type-C connector to end our frustration. USB Type-C has been in the works for a while, as a way to ‘fix’ the rather annoying problem of the various connector types […]

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