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AMD To Release Updated RX 480 Driver ‘In The Next 48 Hours’ To Adjust Card’s PCIe Power Draw

Posted on July 6, 2016 8:40 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card - Connector View

Since the release of AMD’s latest top-end graphics card, the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480, a lot of attention from the community has been focused on an alleged problem where the card can pull too much power out of its PCIe slot. In gist: a GPU shouldn’t pull more than 75W out of the…..

The Sounds Of Mass Destruction – Auralux: Constellations Review

Posted on June 23, 2016 6:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Auralux Constellations header

The original Auralux came out back in 2012, right as the app boom was in full swing in the mobile world. It introduced a simplistic real-time strategy game of using planets to take over the galaxy, with a regular musical beat. It was the sound of mass destruction at the tap of…..

Western Digital Announces New WD Pro Series Wireless Hard Drive and NAS Units

Posted on June 21, 2016 11:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
The New WD Pro Series Simplifies Content Creators' Workflow (PRNewsFoto/Western Digital Corp.)

With greater demand and access to our digital lives, storage solutions have been changing from pure density, to quick access and connectivity. The new WD Pro range of storage solutions is meant to provide that instant access to storage, wherever you may be. So far, the WD Pro series encompasses three products;…..

New York Passes Legislation To Criminalize Ticket Buying Bots

Posted on June 20, 2016 1:37 PM by Rob Williams

If there’s one thing that most people could agree on being an absolute nuisance, it’s ticket scalpers – that special few who don’t mind making a living by screwing others over by snapping up dozens of tickets with the sole purpose of selling them for super-inflated prices. It used to be that people would arm…..

NVIDIA Announces PCIe-based Tesla P100, Expected To Ship By Year’s End

Posted on June 20, 2016 12:45 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU Accelerator

At its GPU Technology Conference held this past April, NVIDIA announced its most powerful GPU ever, the Tesla P100. We were told at that time that the card would push 5.3 TFLOPs of double-precision performance and 10.6 TFLOPs of single-precision, but little did most people realize at the time (including me), those…..

Building A Modest PC For The Professional Photographer

Posted on June 19, 2016 2:20 PM by Rob Williams
Techgage - Rob's Sister's AMD PC Build (2016) - Completed

A couple of months ago, my sister’s PC of five years gave up the ghost. If five years doesn’t sound too impressive for the lifespan of a PC, it should help to know that the PC was actually a hand-me-down, having been used by my mother for a handful of years prior…..

Emily is Away – The AIM Simulator Worth Playing Twice

Posted on June 16, 2016 3:48 PM by Reid Smith
Emily is Here - Gameplay Screen

Emily is Away is a text-based scenario “game”. The premise of the game is that you are a high school senior who is using AIM to talk to his crush. I say “game” in quotations because it is more of an interactive story with the main gameplay being typing. Your crush is…..

OnePlus Unveils Latest Flagship Smartphone, Boasts All-metal Design, Super-fast Charging

Posted on June 14, 2016 4:47 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 3 Smartphone

Following a few weeks of building hype, OnePlus has today taken the veil off of its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3. As before, this phone is being marketed with ‘Never Settle’ branding, and while there seems to be no mention made of the phone being a ‘Flagship Killer’, as the last…..

EVGA Expanding its Reach Even Further: An Exciting New Line of Cases, the DG, or Designed For Gaming, Series

Posted on June 13, 2016 9:06 AM by Tom Roeder

EVGA has a small presence in the realm of computer cases, with only having the Hadron case series a while back.  EVGA announced an exciting new case lineup target towards gamers and enthusiasts, the DG series. The new cases are called EVGA DG-84, 85, 86, and 87.  With the DG-84 entering the…..

ADATA Showcases Upcoming 3D-NAND NVMe M.2, U.2 & SATA SSDs At Computex 2016

Posted on June 2, 2016 1:17 PM by Robert Tanner

Competition in the performance SSD market is heating up. ADATA has taken the wraps off the NVMe SX8000NP, a solid-state drive with a full PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface via either M.2 or U.2 form-factors. PCIe “Gen 3×4” with NVMe support is currently the highest performance consumers can get from a solid-state…..

Synology Announces DiskStation DS416play – 4-Bay NAS For Home Media

Posted on June 2, 2016 8:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Synology DS416play NAS 3-4 View

If your storage requirements for the home stretch beyond that of a 2-bay NAS, and you need hardware transcoding for your mobile devices, Synology has a new NAS for you. The 4-bay DiskStation DS416play is a feature rich, high-capacity NAS for the demanding home. Like many of the other NAS units that…..

Patriot Announces 2TB Ignite SSD With Q4 Release Date

Posted on June 1, 2016 3:31 PM by Robert Tanner
Patriot Ignite SSD 2TB

Consumers looking for a whole lot of NAND flash goodness in a single 2.5” SATA SSD will soon have a new option to consider. Patriot is adding a 2TB model to its Ignite performance brand of SSDs. The Phison S10 has been utilized in SSDs for several years and is a standard…..

OnePlus Announces June 14 Launch Date For New Flagship Smartphone

Posted on June 1, 2016 3:17 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 2 Smartphone Group Shot

Rumors hit the Web this week that OnePlus would be unveiling its latest flagship in just a couple of weeks, and as it happens: it’s true. Before the rumor mill got out of hand, company co-founder Carl Pei took to the official forums to give us a couple juicy bits of information.…..

ASUS Disrupts Our Zen With New ZenBook 3 & ZenFone 3 Series

Posted on June 1, 2016 2:28 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS ZenBook 3 Ultrabook Notebook

We covered a number of gaming and component products from ASUS the other day, but on the mobile side, the company has announced even more. Those include a couple of products I am really excited about: ZenBook 3, and ZenFone 3. After taking a look at the ZenBook UX305 last summer, I…..

Computex 2016 – AMD Announces RX 480 Polaris GPU & Upcoming ZEN Processor Series

Posted on June 1, 2016 1:20 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Raja Koduri Presenting AMD's First Polaris Graphics Card, Radeon RX 480

Computex has been delivering wave after wave of announcements from various companies, but all eyes were on one today: AMD. For what has seemed an eternity, we were finally given confirmation of three new product ranges – The latest generation of mobile APUs, the first Polaris GPU, and AMD’s biggest update in…..

Computex 2016 – Corsair Updates Chassis Designs, Introduces New Fans, Water Cooled GTX 1080

Posted on May 31, 2016 5:01 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair Custom PC Special

As Computex continues to roll forward, so do the press releases. Corsair’s up next with some interesting updates, as well as new products. From new chassis designs, a new range of fans to keep systems cool, some impressive clocks on a new batch of memory, oh – and a graphics card. OK, so the…..

G.SKILL’s Latest RIPJAWS Mechanical Keyboards Offer Lots Of Color & Functionality

Posted on May 31, 2016 4:01 PM by Rob Williams
GSKILL RIPJAWS KM770 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Let’s be honest about something: keyboards are a dime a dozen. Mechanical keyboards are a dime a dozen. LED mechanical keyboards are a dime a dozen!! Given this, it’s really becoming hard to get excited about a new keyboard release whenever one hits our inbox, but where G.SKILL’s new planks are concerned,…..

Thermaltake Unveils New Water Cooling Kits, Gaming Mouse & Fan At Computex

Posted on May 31, 2016 3:14 PM by Rob Williams
Thermaltake The Tower Modder Edition

Computex just wouldn’t feel like Computex without Thermaltake gracing the Nangang exhibition center with a huge booth, so fortunately, the company showed up to this one, and with a number of sweet products for us to check out. The product I have to start with might not even be a product, per…..

BitFenix Shows Off Four Gorgeous New Chassis At Computex

Posted on May 31, 2016 2:28 PM by Rob Williams
BitFenix Prodigy Pillow Chassis

This year’s Computex event is proving to be one of the busiest to date, with a countless number of companies unveiling a countless number of products. Where BitFenix is concerned, the company has just unveiled four new chassis, and some of them are quite interesting, to say the least. Inspired by the…..

Computex 2016 – ASUS Announces ROG Avalon DIY PC, New Motherboards, Desktops & Laptops

Posted on May 31, 2016 11:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10_with SupremeFX Hi-Fi

At the annual Taiwan event, Computex opens up its doors for a world of new products. To begin with, we take a look through ASUS’ latest creations that will find their way into the market over the next year – and there are quite a few cool new concept pieces, too. While…..

Intel Introduces New Enthusiast Broadwell-E Processors, Including 10-core i7-6950X

Posted on May 31, 2016 2:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel Broadwell-E CPU Retail Box

As is customary now for a CPU refresh, Intel is releasing a new set of high-performance, enthusiast grade CPUs. Like previous generations, these new CPUs are based on the previous architecture, but are fine-tuned for performance. The new Core i7-6950X and its siblings are Broadwell-based CPUs, rather than the newer Skylake – but…..

A Quick Preview Of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070

Posted on May 29, 2016 7:45 PM by Jamie Fletcher
GeForce GTX 1070 3qtr top left Press Image

Only a couple of weeks ago, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 specifications and benchmark results were released by reviewers, and just a couple of days ago, the cards went on sale – kind of, since everyone sold out very quickly. Well, it’s time for the 1080’s younger sibling to get the spotlight as…..

AMD’s New FirePro S7100X Targets Blade Servers, Caters To Virtualized Workstation Users

Posted on May 26, 2016 3:40 PM by Rob Williams
AMD FirePro S7100X Blade Server Workstation Graphics Card

For some workstation users, there’s no option other than having exclusive access to a PC, one that’s finely tuned for their specific needs. But for many companies, dedicating a single PC to each user might put them on a path to poor ROI. It’s for that reason why virtualized workstations are beginning to take…..

Toshiba Launches OCZ RD400/RD400A NVMe M.2/PCIe Solid-state Drive

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:15 PM by Robert Tanner
OCZ RD400 PCIe Solid-State Drive

OCZ pioneered the introduction of PCI Express SSDs to the consumer market, so one could say it was only a matter of time after its acquisition by Toshiba before a new PCIe SSD was launched. The OCZ RD400 looks to tick all the right boxes; it ranges in 128GB through 1TB capacities in…..

SteelSeries’ Rival 700 OLED & Tactile Feedback Gaming Mouse Now Available In North America

Posted on May 24, 2016 4:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
SteelSeries Rival 700 OLED Close-up

After a short delay, SteelSeries’ latest gaming mouse, the Rival 700, is now available for purchase direct from SteelSeries for people in North America. The Rival 700, which was originally announced back at CES this year, is a new generation of high-tech gaming peripheral. It breaks new ground in rodent technology by…..

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