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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

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

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

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’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

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 […]

DDR4 Is Just As Expensive As We Feared It Would Be

Posted on August 11, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Crucial DDR4 16GB Kit

When Intel’s X99 enthusiast platform hits the market next month, it’s not only going to bring with it the company’s first 8-core desktop processor; it’s also going to kick-off the DDR4 generation for us non-enterprise folk. DDR4’s most-touted feature is that it can match and exceed DDR3 frequencies while drawing less power – expect 1.2V […]

ASUS’ RoG SWIFT PG278Q 27-inch Monitor Brings G-Sync to 1440p Gamers

Posted on August 11, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS PG278Q G-Sync Monitor

When I first got a glimpse of NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology at a press event last fall, I was impressed from the get-go. So impressed, in fact, that it felt like it’d take no time at all to see the market become littered with displays equipped with the technology. As I look back at that thought, I […]

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Posted on August 11, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Press Shot

Want a high-performance wireless gaming mouse that doesn’t have its battery-life measured in seconds? Well, SteelSeries has released its renowned Sensei into the wild, free to run and frolic in grassy meadows, without the need of being tethered to unsightly cables. Does the result live up to our high expectations? There’s only one way to […]

Latest Steam Beta Brings Improved Aesthetics & Ability to Hide Games

Posted on August 8, 2014 2:07 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Logo

You’re free to disagree, but I’ve felt that Valve’s Steam client has been in bad need of an aesthetic overhaul for quite a while. It’s not that the client looks bad, because it doesn’t. There was just something in me that yearned for a fresh face. Well, after upgrading to the latest beta release, I was […]

Sacred 3 Review: It’s not Sacred Anymore

Posted on August 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Sacred 3 Logo

After its collapse and eventual bankruptcy, Ascaron’s swan song, Sacred 2, was bitter-sweet. Plagued with bugs at launch, it was quickly polished and became one of the few decent open-world hack’n’slash adventures. Deep Silver then picked up the series, and has released two Sacred titles to date, including this latest adventure: Sacred 3. Sacred 2 […]

ASUS’ First FM2+ RoG Motherboard is Crossblade Ranger – Yes, It’s Feature-Packed

Posted on August 6, 2014 9:15 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Crossblade Ranger - Socket Area

AMD’s FM2+ platform might not be considered the “go to” for enthusiasts, but that doesn’t mean that there can’t still exist a motherboard that’s packed to the gills with features – or a pure gaming option, for that matter. This is something ASUS seems to grasp, as it’s just announced its first Republic of Gamers […]

Following Apple’s Decision to Kill Off Aperture, Adobe Posts Lightroom Transition Guide

Posted on August 6, 2014 3:58 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Lightroom 5 Splash

When Apple announced its plans to kill off its Aperture photo-editing tool in late June, I can only imagine the sorts of celebrations that were going on inside of Adobe HQ. I don’t think Adobe’s Lightroom was a direct cause of Aperture’s pending death; rather, I think it’s more the fact that Apple wants to […]

MSI’s WS60 Workstation Notebook Cuts Down on Bulk, Not on Performance

Posted on August 5, 2014 5:18 PM by Rob Williams
MSI WS60 Workstation Notebook

We don’t talk about mobile workstations too often around here, or workstations in general for that matter (I’m hoping that’ll change in the near-future), but MSI’s latest notebook series is well-worth talking about. Called WS60, MSI has sought out to make the thinnest, lightest mobile workstations going, and looking the specs that go along with […]

MSI Z97I Gaming AC mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Posted on August 5, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
MSI Z97I Gaming AC

Just because a PC is being built for gaming, it doesn’t mean that it has to be enormous. With MSI’s Z97I Gaming AC, the ability to build a super-small gaming rig is granted, thanks to its mini-ITX form-factor. Some perks include Killer Ethernet networking, a full assortment of audio enhancements, and a software suite well-worth […]

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