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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
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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
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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 […]

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
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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
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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 […]

Google Gmail Scan Sends Sex Offender to Prison, Putting Spotlight Once Again on Our Privacy

Posted on August 4, 2014 4:15 PM by Rob Williams
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Google has long been under fire for its invasive email-scanning techniques, having even been brought to court to fight its ability to continue to use them. The reasons for its scans have nothing to do with being nosy, and everything to do with displaying relevant advertisements. As advertisements help fund the service, it’s understandable why […]

NFL and Microsoft Team Up to Give Football a Tech Upgrade

Posted on August 4, 2014 12:44 PM by J.D. Kane
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Throughout its history, football (not soccer) has seen much evolution and innovation on the field. From strictly a ground-based attack (a legacy of the game’s rugby roots) to the latest spread offenses with the QB slinging that ball all over the field, football has rarely stood still. It’s true on the defensive side of the […]

GAMDIAS – High Quality Peripherals for Gamers on a Budget

Posted on August 1, 2014 3:33 PM by J.D. Kane
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Gaming gear of all types often incur a price premium. In some cases, the price hike compared to a non-gaming equivalent is enough to dissuade gamers with budgetary limits. GAMDIAS, a brand-new entrant into the red-hot gaming peripherals market, wants to challenge the notion that high quality means high cost for the consumer. “We believe […]

Codemasters: F1 2014 is Coming Soon, and so is F1 2015

Posted on July 31, 2014 3:56 PM by J.D. Kane
F1 2014 Box Art

Codemasters has had the exclusive Formula 1 gaming license since 2009, and each year it has released a multi-platform game depicting that year’s F1 season. The 2014 Formula 1 season sees the racing series go through a revolution in its technical regulations, highlighted by a return to turbocharged power units not seen since the end […]

Logitech’s G402 Hyperion Fury – “The World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse”

Posted on July 31, 2014 11:34 AM by J.D. Kane
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse

In Greek mythology, Hyperion is one of the twelve Titans. His name translates to “the High One,” not to denote his predilection for enjoying whacko tobacco, but as a designation of his status. After all, Hyperion is the father of Helios (the Sun). Anyway, Logitech has just announced its latest gaming mouse, the G402 Hyperion […]

Today’s High-end Graphics Cards Are Hot, But Their Vector Versions Are Downright Sexy

Posted on July 31, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
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As a bit of a tech junkie, and someone who loves performance PC hardware, I get a kick out of looking deep into the design of a new part, whether it be a motherboard, a CPU, a GPU, or so forth. In some ways, the mere design of such a product could be viewed from […]

The Beta Version of Ubisoft’s The Crew Runs at 30 FPS, But the Retail Game Probably Won’t

Posted on July 30, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
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There’s no other game set to launch this fall that I am looking forward to as much as The Crew, a racing title largely developed by the remnants of Eden Games, now known as Ivory Tower. The reason for this is that I was a huge fan of Eden’s Test Drive Unlimited 2, having sunk hundreds […]

Someone Needs to Tell Trion Worlds How to Run Defiance

Posted on July 30, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Defiance Box Art

One guarantee I can give to anyone about to embark on a new MMO journey is that at some point, that game’s developer is going to do something you don’t like. It’s just the nature of the beast – you might not like a change, while someone else digs it. Then there are those times where […]

Legendary Game Designer John Romero Claims that the PC is ‘Decimating Console’

Posted on July 29, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
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John Romero, a lead designer of classic games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and the main man behind Daikatana, has put his faith behind the PC as the platform of the future. According to John, the fact that there are so many free-to-play games on the PC, along with the fact that there are so many $5 games […]

Latest Raptr Release Introduces ‘GVR’ Game Recording Tool that Supports AMD & NVIDIA GPUs

Posted on July 28, 2014 4:41 PM by Rob Williams
Raptr GVR Game Recorder

Everyone wants in on the game recorder fun lately, and Raptr has proven itself to be no exception. Today, the company announced that its solution is called GVR, or “Game Video Recorder”, and it brings an interesting feature: It supports AMD’s and NVIDIA’s graphics cards. Like another popular GPU-accelerated solution, NVIDIA’s ShadowPlay, Raptr promises that […]

Giveaway: Thermaltake & Techgage Want to Help You Up Your Game with Tt eSPORTS Peripherals

Posted on July 28, 2014 10:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED We have a LOT of entries to sort through, so we’ll need some time to compile those and draw some winners. We’ll announce those on Wednesday. Thanks to those who entered, and good luck! It’s time for another contest! This time, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Thermaltake to […]

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Headset Review

Posted on July 28, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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Thermaltake’s Level 10 product line has always been as much about style and design as it has been about innovation and function. Until now, one piece of the puzzle has been missing: audio. That changes with the Level 10M gaming headset, designed for gamers and those on-the-go. Let’s find out if it’s deserving of that […]

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