Content and news by Jamie Fletcher

Jamie Fletcher

Jamie has been abusing computers since he was a little lad. What began as a curiosity quickly turned into an obsession. As senior editor for Techgage, Jamie handles content publishing, web development, news and product reviews, with a focus on peripherals, audio, networking, and full systems.

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NVIDIA Announces 360Hz Refresh G-SYNC Monitors For eSports

With just a couple of days left to go until CES 2020 officially kicks off in Vegas, NVIDIA is starting early with a number of announcements to start giving people on a heads-up of what’s to come. One of the first things out the gate is a new series of G-SYNC certified,…..

Published on January 5, 2020
NVIDIA G-SYNC 360Hz Feature Image

AMD’s new Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Introduces Boost, New UI, And More

As part of its annual release schedule, AMD is releasing its big software update for GPU drivers, Radeon Software. While there are monthly updates and hot-fixes released throughout the year, it’s towards the end of the year we get a big update. With the launch of the different Crimson and Adrenaline editions,…..

Published on December 10, 2019
Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Feature Image

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 Event Overview

Three days of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, we get to dive into the big features and specifications of the new 865 and 765/765G processors, 5G modems, and sensor hub. There’s also big changes to gaming, with GPU drivers as an app, desktop rendering features coming with Unreal Engine, and the XR2 VR platform. Also a quick update on the 7c and 8c processors for Windows.

Published on December 5, 2019
Qualcomm Tech Summit 2019 Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 Day 1 Keynote

In Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm is holding its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, where it gets to talk about all things Snapdragon, and the larger ecosystem for Qualcomm products. Its partners are lined up, ready to show off the latest products, and we the press get a chance to see what to expect in…..

Published on December 3, 2019
Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform Gold Badge

Antlion Audio Introduces new ModMic USB and Uni

We’ve covered ModMics for a while now, and have seen the product change over time. Today marks some new arrivals into the product stack at Antlion Audio with the ModMic USB and ModMic Uni, as it attempts to simplify its product range, and at the same time fixes some of the last…..

Published on October 9, 2019
ModMic USB On Headphones

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series GPUs For Mobile & Desktop

AMD is making available the next installment in its Radeon Navi GPU rollout with the release of the RX 5500 series. These GPUs will be first Navi¬†GPUs to be released to the mobile market, as well as desktops. These GPUs will be released straight-to-AIB products, meaning no reference design restrictions, so companies…..

Published on October 7, 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5500 Desktop Render Feature Image

Intel Details Upcoming Cascade Lake-X: Cuts Price By Half

In a somewhat surprise announcement from Intel, details on its next range of HEDT processors have been released. Cascade Lake-X is an update to the long-running Skylake-based architecture, and is in large part an incremental update. It has many of the security protections and mitigations implemented, higher frequencies, more memory capacity, and…..

Published on October 2, 2019
Intel Cascade Lake CPU Crop

Accelerated Ray Tracing: Testing NVIDIA’s RTX In Blender 2.81 Alpha

NVIDIA’s RTX features may be a bit of a slow starter in games, but on the creative side, it’s a different story. We’re taking a look at Blender’s latest 2.81 alpha build and see NVIDIA’s OptiX render engine in action, leveraging the power of the RT cores to accelerate ray traced workloads. The results are impressive.

Published on September 25, 2019
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Western Digital Announces 18TB And 20TB Ultrastar DC Hard Drives

Two new enterprise storage hard drives were announced by Western Digital, launched under the Ultrastar range. Initial reports had speculated that these were WD’s first entry of MAMR drives into the market, but so far, no official word has been given. These new drives come in the form of the Ultrastar DC…..

Published on September 6, 2019
WD 20TB HC650 SMR Hard Drive

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 Laptops: ACE Reference Design

Back in May, around Computex time, NVIDIA unveiled its latest range of RTX Studio laptops for creative professionals. This brought a new set of drivers specifically built for designers and artists, but also new reference designs for the laptops themselves, and the introductions of the Quadro RTX 5000 GPU for laptops. The…..

Published on September 4, 2019
PowerPoint Presentation

From Naples To Rome: AMD’s 2nd EPYC Win Against Intel

If you thought 32-core CPUs were crazy, wait until you see AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC CPUs. These are no simple product refresh, as EPYC Rome is a major step forward for AMD with 64-cores, 256MB L3 cache, PCIe 4.0, and at half the price of the competition. This is one EPYC launch event.

Published on August 8, 2019
AMD 2nd Gen Epyc Rome Half Delidded

NVIDIA Enables 30-bit Color In Studio Drivers, Grows RTX Support In Creative Software

With SIGGRAPH 2019 kicking off, there will be plenty of creative and workstation news coming out over the next few days. We’ve already seen the start with announcements coming from Blender and Luxion, but NVIDIA made a surprise announcement. Last year, we saw the launch of the Quadro RTX series at SIGGRAPH,…..

Published on July 29, 2019
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RTX 2060 & 2070 SUPER Available, Driver Updates, And FrameView

Announced just last week and recently reviewed, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER will be hitting store shelves and rolled out for wider release. Vendor options including custom coolers will also be made available from the usual companies such as ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY, EVGA, and many more.. You can…..

Published on July 9, 2019
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DisplayPort 2.0 Powered By Thunderbolt? 80Gbps For 8K Monitors

Display interfaces are not exactly the sort of tech people love to talk to friends about, but they are important none the less. For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen slow increments with DisplayPort and HDMI. With 4K displays and the desire for higher framerates too, we keep exceeding the…..

Published on June 27, 2019
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Raspberry Pi 4 Released – New CPU, Supports USB 3.0 and 4GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced its latest update on the venerable Pi, with the launch of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. It promises desktop like performance comparable to x86 PCs, and includes a bunch of modern technologies, bringing it out of being strictly an educational device, to something that can be…..

Published on June 24, 2019
The New Raspberrry Pi 4

UL 3DMark Adds PCIe 4.0 Feature Test For GPU Bandwidth

With the introduction of PCIe 4.0 as part of AMD’s Zen 2 launch, companies far and wide are starting to explore the possibilities enabled by the extra bandwidth. UL, creators of 3DMark, were one of the first software companies to show off the capabilities of what PCIe 4.0 can do – at…..

Published on June 11, 2019
UL 3DMark PCIe Feature Test Screenshot

Microsoft’s Xbox Refresh ‘Project Scarlett’ Announced At E3

We’ve heard rumors and whispers regarding the next generation of consoles, and were treated to a glimpse of what’s to come in April when Sony announced some of the details pertaining to its next generation PlayStation. At E3 2019, Microsoft also made its announcements regard the next Xbox, code named Project Scarlett.…..

Published on June 9, 2019
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Microsoft’s $5 Xbox Game Pass For PC & New Xbox App

There has been talk of Xbox integration with Windows for a long time. It has rolled out in parts, mostly as rebranding of existing Windows features. In another push to bring Xbox to PC gaming, a new monthly subscription service called the Xbox Game Pass will be introduced, along with a companion…..

Published on June 9, 2019
Xbox Game Pass Splash

Seagate Announces 16TB Exos & IronWolf Hard Drives

Seagate’s enterprise Exos-series hard drives will be launching along with consumer-friendly IronWolf drives, in the next few months. These 16TB helium-filled drives use some of Seagate’s more advanced conventional hard drive technologies, relying on TDMR (two-dimensional magnet recording), instead of HAMR, SMR, and dual-heads. While hard drives seem dull and doomed in…..

Published on June 5, 2019
Seagate Exos 3.5-inch HDD

Stay In The Light – A Game That Requires NVIDIA RTX To Play

From what started as a request for play testers over on reddit, Richard Cowgill of Sunside Games managed to get the backing of NVIDIA’s marketing team and an Early Access launch for his latest game, all in less than a month (of the reddit post). Stay in the Light is a first-person…..

Published on June 4, 2019
Stay In the Light NVIDIA RTX Early Access 2

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