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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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
DsiplayPort Logo

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
Xbox Project Scarlett Logo

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

GIGABYTE’s High-End Gaming At Computex – X570 Motherboards, 15GB/s SSD, And More

While Computex is officially over now, there is still a load of info to go through from all the different announcements. GIGABYTE was one of the many excited board partners showcasing many of the new advanced technologies that AMD has instigated with its Zen 2 platform, and it goes beyond just the…..

Published on June 1, 2019
GIGABYTE Computex 2019 Motherboard Display

Get Out Of Here Touchbar, ASUS’ ScreenPad Adds Second 4K Display To Laptop

Computex is a great time for PC hardware companies to show off, not just upcoming products, but their technical prowess too. ASUS decided to show off in both categories with its new ZenBook Pro Duo, a dual display laptop that’s close to the conceptual all-display laptop shown the previous year. The Pro…..

Published on May 30, 2019
ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Feature

G.SKILL To Sell DDR4-4000 384GB Kits & DDR4-5200 Memory

When it comes to overclocking, getting memory speeds high can be quite the challenge when you also need larger capacities. The more memory you have and the more slots it takes up, the more unstable it becomes. G.SKILL has a solution to this with its massive 384GB kit of 12 modules, running…..

Published on May 29, 2019
G.SKILL DDR4-4000 384GB Kit Close up

Corsair Breaks Into Custom Water Cooling With Hydro X

There’s been rumors for some time that Corsair was going to break into the custom water cooling market, we just didn’t know when. Here we are at Computex 2019, and we finally get to see what Corsair’s been up to. The Hydro X line is a full selection of all the parts…..

Published on May 29, 2019
Corsair Hydro X Waterblock

HyperX Introduces New Gaming Headset and Keyboards, Plus More RGB Memory

While much of what was on show at Computex this year for HyperX was shown at CES, there were a few new items to add to the line-up of future releases. The HyperX Cloud headsets got a new addition in the form of the Cloud Alpha S, a new Alloy keyboard using…..

Published on May 28, 2019
Cloud Alpha S Plus Dongle

NVIDIA Announces More RTX Games And Updated G-Sync Monitors

The amount of choice when it comes to NVIDIA’s ray tracing extension, RTX, has been somewhat limited for the most part. On the professional side, dozens of software companies have already integrated Tensor and RT cores into their pipeline for rendering and AI assisted tasks. For games, it’s a different story, but…..

Published on May 28, 2019
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX G-Sync Ultimate Mini-LED Monitor

Corsair’s 5GB/s PCIe 4.0 SSD – MP600

Back at CES AMD told the world that its next motherboard, chipset, and CPU, would be the first consumer platform to make use of next-generation PCI express interconnects. At the time there was speculation about what real-world impact this would have. Worry not as Corsair was extremely eager to show off its…..

Published on May 27, 2019
Corsair MP600 PCIe 4 M.2 SSD Right

NVIDIA Announces RTX Studio Laptops & 16GB Mobile Quadro RTX 5000

As part of the deluge of Computex announcements incoming over the next week, NVIDIA will be expanding its mobile RTX GPUs with workstation focused models, including a new 16GB VRAM mobile Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. This also ties in with a new mobile platform which NVIDIA will be calling RTX Studio. RTX…..

Published on May 27, 2019
NVIDIA Studio Drivers visual

AMD Computex 2019 Keynote – Navi RX 5000 Series GPUs, & Zen 2 Ryzen 9 CPUs

AMD received a warm welcome as it gave its first ever keynote at Computex, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It took to the stage to present its latest ground-breaking tech with Navi RX 5000 GPUs, and Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 CPUs. There’s a fair amount to cover, so let’s get started.

Published on May 27, 2019
AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Navi Dr Lisa Su

Intel i9-9900KS 5GHz All-Core At Computex 2019 Plus Ice Lake

Intel is prefacing the start of the Computex event in Taipei this year with the announcement of a special edition 9900K, called the i9-9900KS. This CPU will be similar to the sort of limited edition 8086K that was released last year, effectively being a pre-overclocked 8700K. The 9900KS is making headlines because…..

Published on May 26, 2019
Intel Core i9-9900K Packaging

Oculus Quest And Rift S Released At $399

While previously available for pre-order, Oculus has officially released its two new VR headsets to the market, at very competitive prices of $399 for both the Quest and Rift S, each targeting slightly different markets. The Rift S is just a minor iteration on the original Oculus Rift, designed to be hooked…..

Published on May 22, 2019
Oculus Quest Feature Image

Antlion Breaks Free: ModMic Wireless Review

If you’ve got a decent pair of wireless headphones, but now want a wireless microphone, then Antlion Audio may have something for you. The ModMic Wireless takes away the the cable clutter, but does it cut any corners with the audio quality? Let’s find out!

Published on April 17, 2019
ModMic Wireless Feature Image

NVIDIA Enables Ray Tracing On Pascal GPUs With New Game Ready Driver

Not long ago at GDC 2019, NVIDIA announced that in an upcoming driver release, select non-RTX GPUs would be able to make use of ray tracing technologies through DXR. These GPUs would use normal shaders to ray trace scenes, albeit at much lower fidelity and at the expense of performance. As of…..

Published on April 11, 2019
Battlefield V Eye Reflection with NVIDIA RTX

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