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AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card

AMD’s GTX 760 Killer? MSI Radeon R9 285 Twin Frozr IV Review

Posted on September 2, 2014 in AMD-Based GPU

It may be a year late, but with its Radeon R9 285, AMD claims that it’s come up with the perfect recipe for taking on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 – a card that hasn’t seen much of a price drop since its release. Featuring an updated GCN architecture, the R9 285 is an interesting card even outside of its elected battle, so let’s check it out.

Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chipset

Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Review: Intel’s Overdue Desktop 8-Core Is Here

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Intel Processors

In late 2011, I wagered that Intel would follow-up its i7-3960X with an eight-core model within the year. That didn’t happen. Instead, we have had to wait nearly three years since that release to finally see an eight-core Intel desktop chip become a reality. Now for the big question: Was the company’s Core i7-5960X worth the wait?

Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis

Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis Review – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Cases, Mid-Tower

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 to its pedigree?

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard Review

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Intel Motherboards

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? Come on in.

Corsair Carbide Air 240  Chassis

Corsair Carbide Air 240 Chassis Review

Posted on August 25, 2014 in Cases, HTPC/mATX

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.

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NVIDIA Wants to Celebrate PC Gaming on the 18th, And You’re Invited

by Rob Williams on September 2, 2014 3:56 PM EST
NVIDIA GAME24

In case our huge focus on PC hardware doesn’t make it obvious enough, we at Techgage loooooove PC gaming. We also love those who love it right alongside us. Take NVIDIA, for example. Many of our contacts there regularly talk to game studios to help further the success of PC gaming, and aide in making our […]

AMD Updates FX Processor Lineup, Adds Two Energy Efficient Models

by Rob Williams on September 2, 2014 2:00 PM EST
AMD FX Unlocked Logo

The Tonga-based Radeon R9 285 graphics card isn’t the only thing AMD had in store for today; it’s also unveiled a couple of new FX processor SKUs, in addition to some updated pricing. Unlike most processor launches, this one was a bit interesting because AMD gave us example systems of where certain models would fit […]

AMD’s GTX 760 Killer? MSI Radeon R9 285 Twin Frozr IV Review

by Techgage Staff on September 2, 2014 8:00 AM EST
MSI Radeon R9 285 Twin Frozr IV

It may be a year late, but with its Radeon R9 285, AMD claims that it’s come up with the perfect recipe for taking on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 – a card that hasn’t seen much of a price drop since its release. Featuring an updated GCN architecture, the R9 285 is an interesting card […]

Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Site He Founded More Than 17 Years Ago

by Rob Williams on August 30, 2014 9:15 PM EST
Anand Lal Shimpi

Anand Lal Shimpi, one of the Web’s best-respected tech writers, has decided to retire from the website he founded over seventeen years ago. AnandTech is synonymous with the term “tech website”, and it currently ranks within the top few thousand sites in the world. This, all from the humble beginnings of a fourteen-year-old boy who […]

ASUS’ Rampage V Extreme X99 Motherboard Wants YOU! (If You’re an Extreme Overclocker)

by Rob Williams on August 29, 2014 4:56 PM EST
ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage V Extreme - Angled

When I received ASUS’ X99-DELUXE motherboard last week, I admit that I giggled a bit after I took it out of its box. I wish I were joking, but it’s true. I sometimes get like that when I’m dealing with a board that really takes things to the next level, and the DELUXE does. The […]

Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Review: Intel’s Overdue Desktop 8-Core Is Here

by Techgage Staff on August 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Intel Haswell-E Processor Close-up

In late 2011, I wagered that Intel would follow-up its i7-3960X with an eight-core model within the year. That didn’t happen. Instead, we have had to wait nearly three years since that release to finally see an eight-core Intel desktop chip become a reality. Now for the big question: Was the company’s Core i7-5960X worth […]

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

by J.D. Kane on August 28, 2014 7:00 PM EST
Renovo-Coupe-electric-supercar

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

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

by Techgage Staff on August 28, 2014 7:00 AM EST
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

by Techgage Staff on August 27, 2014 7:00 AM EST
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? […]