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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming Performance At 4K & Ultrawide

NVIDIA has just released its newest GeForce: RTX 3070 Ti. Compared to the non-Ti variant, the new RTX 3070 Ti offers some extra cores, and faster GDDR6X memory to deliver a healthy bandwidth boost. For this launch, we’re going to look at 4K and ultrawide gaming performance across all of AMD’s and NVIDIA’s current-gen cards.

Published on June 9, 2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti - Packaging Thumb

AMD Launches RDNA2-based Radeon Pro Workstation Graphics Cards

Since the launch of AMD’s second-generation RDNA gaming graphics cards, we couldn’t help but wonder when the workstation side of the market would be blessed with AMD’s latest and greatest. Today, we have our answer. AMD claims that the new Radeon Pro W6800 is available right now, while the more modest W6600…..

Published on June 8, 2021
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Performance At 4K

NVIDIA has just released its sixth Ampere-based GeForce: RTX 3080 Ti. Compared to the RTX 3080, the Ti model adds cores, and includes 2GB more memory. Our first performance focus is on 4K, with RTX 2080 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti performance included for a generational improvement look.

Published on June 2, 2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - Angle Shot

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti At Computex 2021

As with many of its competitors, NVIDIA has had a lot to talk about at the ongoing Computex virtual event, and for desktop gamers and creators, the most notable announcements will be tied to the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti graphics cards – effectively the sixth and seventh Ampere…..

Published on June 1, 2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

AMD Announces Its DLSS Competitor: The Open Source FidelityFX Super Resolution

After NVIDIA announced its DLSS (deep-learning super-sampling) upscaling technology along with its Turing generation of GeForce GPUs in 2018, the premise seemed cool, but the masses didn’t really take much notice. In fact, we remember seeing many bag on DLSS because of its fairly limited use. Once DLSS 2.X launched, opinions immediately…..

Published on June 1, 2021
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution Presets

Dolphin Emulator Now Supports And Runs Great On Apple M1 Devices

Apple is no stranger to developing chips, and for quite some time, its offerings have been impressive from a power efficiency and performance standpoint. On mobile, it’s hard to beat Apple’s chips on the single-thread front, a perk carried over to the notebook- and desktop-bound M1 with its release late last year.…..

Published on May 24, 2021
Super Mario Sunshine Running On Apple M1

Qualcomm Launches Second-gen Snapdragon 7c, Will Release Developer Kit This Summer

Qualcomm has made a couple of announcements today, both revolving around its efforts to get more Windows users on Arm. First up is the unveiling of the second-gen Snapdragon 7c compute platform, which retains what appears to be an identical feature set to the original, albeit with a slightly bumped clock speed…..

Published on May 24, 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon Compute Platform

Qualcomm Announces Newest 7-series SoC: Snapdragon 778G 5G

Qualcomm has been busy the past few months (or even year) with new Snapdragon releases, and it appears that nothing is about to slow the company down. Just a couple of months ago, the company introduced the Snapdragon 780G, another SoC targeted at delivering a high-end feature set, including 5G, at a…..

Published on May 19, 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G Mobile Platform

NVIDIA To Limit Crypto Hashing Rate Of Newly Manufactured RTX 3080, RTX 3070 & RTX 3060 Ti

Ahead of the launch of NVIDIA’s most recent Ampere-based GeForce, RTX 3060, the company said that due to a hash limiter put in place, the GPU wouldn’t be desirable to cryptocurrency miners. The goal was likely obvious from the get-go: NVIDIA wanted more of its gaming-focused GPUs to – you know –…..

Published on May 18, 2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

GeForce & Radeon Ultrawide & 4K Gaming Performance Roundup

We took a look at 1080p and 1440p gaming across a wide range of current-gen GPUs a few weeks ago, and now, we’re going to dive back in, but with a focus on 4K and ultrawide (3440×1440). With ten games in-hand, we’re going to explore which cards will deliver the kind of performance you’re looking for with either of these grueling resolutions.

Published on May 7, 2021
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Ubisoft Details Its Many Plans For The Division Series, Including New Free-to-play & Mobile Titles

For fans of The Division series, there’s a lot of new information to digest – and it seems to be all good stuff. If you’re an avid The Division 2 player, you don’t have much to worry about, as that game is continuing to get support, with plans to release new content…..

Published on May 6, 2021
The Division 2

Kingston Ships First Overclockable DDR5 Memory To Motherboard Partners

The PC hardware industry sees regular releases of new and updated components, such as CPUs, GPUs, and so forth, but it’s not too often we can greet the release of a brand-new memory architecture that we’ll all be using on our future PCs. DDR4 released in 2014, although it didn’t start to…..

Published on May 6, 2021
Kingston DDR5 Memory Module

NVIDIA GeForce 466.27 Driver Adds Reflex To Rust, Optimizes Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

If you’re an NVIDIA user playing either Rust or Metro Exodus, you’ll want to quickly go fetch the brand-new 466.27 GeForce driver which enhances performance and features in both. On the Rust side, NVIDIA’s low-latency Reflex technology has been deployed, with the company promising improvements of up to 38%. Whether Reflex will…..

Published on May 6, 2021
Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition - Ray Tracing

Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox FPS Boost Update To Support Nearly 100 Games

For a number of reasons, PC gamers have a few advantages versus their console friends, such as being able to scale the level of performance a gaming rig has, from modest to overkill. When games like Crysis release, and require top-end CPUs and GPUs to deliver great frame rates, there’s always the…..

Published on May 3, 2021
Star Wars Battlefront II

UL Releases Wild Life Extreme 3DMark Test To Expand Mobile Performance Testing

Last fall, the folks at UL Benchmarks released a new Wild Life test which catered its performance testing to mobiles – notebooks, phones, and even Windows notebooks. Today, the company has released an update to 3DMark which releases Wild Life Extreme, a test with even beefier settings to better test more high-performance…..

Published on May 3, 2021
UL Wild Life Extreme Differences

Intel To Invest $3.5 Billion Into Its Rio Rancho Campus, With Eyes On Foveros

Not even a month-and-a-half ago, Intel announced that it’d be using a $20 billion investment to upgrade some of its fabs, and launch a foundry business that would allow other vendors to take advantage of its technologies to get their products built. Given the ongoing global chip shortage, it’s nearly impossible to…..

Published on May 3, 2021
Intel New Mexico Rio Rancho Campus

Blender Developers Divulge 2021 Roadmap, Cycles Renderer Overhaul

Since the release of Blender 2.80, development of the popular open-source design software has been supercharged. With that particular release, much of the industry seemed to finally catch on that Blender is a full-featured tool that is worth supporting, with the likes of AMD, NVIDIA, Epic, and others helping to accelerate development…..

Published on April 26, 2021
Blender - Pose Library

NVIDIA’s DLSS Added To CoD: Warzone, Naraka: Bladepoint & Mortal Shell

A new update has just landed for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone to enable performance boosts with the help of NVIDIA’s DLSS. As usual, use of NVIDIA’s AI upscaler will require an RTX-equipped graphics card, with even low-end models able to see large performance boosts. DLSS in…..

Published on April 22, 2021
Call of Duty Warzone

Greyscalegorilla Launches Plus Service To Accelerate Your Cinema 4D Workflows

Out-of-the-box, Maxon packs a ton of functionality into its Cinema 4D design suite, including plenty of assets to help you get started with your scene. But, like most other design software options, there’s always room to expand and augment your overall experience and workflow to help you not just get work done…..

Published on April 22, 2021
Greyscalegorilla - Lighting Plugin

NVIDIA’s DLSS To Gain Native Support In Unity With 2021.2 Release Later This Year

Since the release of NVIDIA’s DLSS (deep-learning super-sampling) in 2018, the company has been adamant about the fact that the technology is easy to integrate into most games. Despite that, up until recently, every developer has had to work with NVIDIA in some capacity to get DLSS fully implemented, because the tech…..

Published on April 15, 2021
LEGO Builder's Journey

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