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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 Fully Reveals Cyberpunk 2077 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – With Fewer Than 200 Made

Following-up on its teaser of a Cyberpunk 2077-infused GeForce yesterday, NVIDIA has today taken the veil off, and revealed everything there is to know about this special release. And… it does in fact pay to read about it beforehand, because if you are prepared to head to Amazon or Newegg to score…..

Published on February 17, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition - Standing Up

NVIDIA Teases Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition GeForce Card

Over at Twitter, the official Cyberpunk 2077 account posed a simple question to NVIDIA, asking about the possibility of a limited edition graphics card. Clearly, some coordination went on in the background in advance, because NVIDIA replied quickly, ultimately giving us a teaser image of said limited edition card. Naturally, team green…..

Published on February 16, 2020
NVIDIA Cyberpunk 2077 Teased GPU Picture

Costly Parts Ensure At Least $450 USD Price Tag On Sony’s PlayStation 5

With the launch of each new game console, companies like Microsoft and Sony need to scrutinize an incredible number of details, including the retail cost for their units. As hardware advances, each new generation brings along the fear that prices are going to increase, and at least with the PlayStation 5, that…..

Published on February 14, 2020
Sony PlayStation 5

Experiencing Black Screens With Radeon? AMD Wants Your Feedback

Over the past couple of months, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of complaints revolving around AMD’s Radeon graphics drivers. In particular, a notorious black screen bug has been plaguing some users for a while, though it’s not the only one. Even after multiple driver releases, users continue to see bugs…..

Published on February 13, 2020
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card 4

Corsair Releases Updated SCIMITAR Gaming Mouse & Huge MM500 3XL Mouse Pad

For gamers who demand a lot of flexibility from their peripherals, Corsair’s SCIMITAR RGB Elite gaming mouse is worth a look. Proving that not all gaming mice are built alike, this SCIMITAR bundles in seventeen progammable buttons, twelve of which are located on the same side as the thumb rest on this…..

Published on February 13, 2020
Corsair MM500 3XL Mousepad

AMD Releases $399 Radeon Pro W5500 Workstation Graphics Card

Following-up on its first Navi-based Radeon Pro release from November, of the W5700, AMD has just pulled the veil off of the second entrant: the $399 Radeon Pro W5500. Where’s the W5600? Well, considering the RX 5600 XT for gaming just released weeks ago, we can expect it to translate itself for…..

Published on February 11, 2020
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Workstation Graphics Card

A Linux Performance Look At AMD’s 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Processor

AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper has arrived, and it brings along some impressive specs with it. We’re talking 64 cores, 128 threads, 288MB of cache, and a price tag of $3,990 USD. To kick off our look at AMD’s 64-core monster, we’re going to start with our deluge of tests under Linux, including compiling, rendering, and science.

Published on February 7, 2020
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Plastic Box

The Big Gun: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Workstation Performance Review

AMD’s newest Ryzen Threadripper processor is an absolute beast, and because of that, it’s not for everyone. If you’ve got an insatiable need for more cores than even the 24- or 32-core Threadrippers can offer, then the 64-core 3990X may be right up your alley. Let’s see how it fares across our usual range of workstation workloads.

Published on February 7, 2020
AMD Third-gen Ryzen Threadripper Packaging

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Graphics Card Review

AMD’s latest gaming GPU to join its Radeon Navi family is the RX 5600 XT. With its price-point, and 6GB framebuffer, the RX 5600 XT takes NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 head-on. We’re taking a look at the card with both its reference BIOS, as well as its performance-boosting BIOS, which will bump both the GPU and memory clocks.

Published on February 4, 2020
SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT Thumbnail

NZXT Introduces New Z-3 Series AIO Coolers, Updates Its X-3 Series

NZXT has today introduced five all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, three of which fall into an updated X-3 lineup, and two that belong to the brand-new Z-3 series. The X-3 release is the more modest of the two, reflecting some minor upgrades that are still appreciated. NZXT’s updated Kraken X73 and X63 AIO…..

Published on January 28, 2020
NZXT Kraken Z73 AIO Cooler

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Availability Seems Strong, Not So Much For Intel’s Core X-series

Since both Intel’s 10th-gen Core X-series and AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors hit the market back in November, availability has been a little hit-or-miss. We’ve been paying attention to some etailers these past few weeks, though, and it seems like AMD has been doing well with availability, with both of the new Threadrippers…..

Published on January 28, 2020
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Third-gen Packaging and Intel Core i9-10980XE Engineering Sample (Thumbnail)

Time-limited Content Can Make Playing Destiny 2 Feel Like Work

Following a hiatus of about two years, I returned to Destiny 2 about a month ago. Before that hiatus, I found myself bored beyond belief in a game I expected to unreasonably love. I put many hundreds of hours into the original Destiny, and while I churned through a year worth of…..

Published on January 28, 2020
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep - Moon Surface

Report Suggests Red Dead Redemption 2 More Than Doubled Sales Once It Launched On Steam

Ever since Epic launched its game store, the company’s worked hard to make sure people flock to it with the help of free games, and exclusives. On the exclusives front, Borderlands 3 is one of the most major examples of a game that have helped many discover EGS, and will continue to…..

Published on January 24, 2020
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Shootout

Corsair Adds AMD CPUs and GPUs To Its VENGEANCE PC Line

When we caught up with Corsair at CES a few weeks ago, we inquired whether or not AMD CPUs would be making an appearance in its PCs anytime soon. On display were not just the ONE PC and Origin PC’s own, but also Corsair’s VENGEANCE rigs. Unlike the ONE PC, which is…..

Published on January 24, 2020
Corsair VENGEANCE 6182 - Side View

Own Goal: Psyonix To Kill Linux & macOS Support For Rocket League

There are many reasons to love Rocket League, but for PC gamers not using Windows, the game’s support of macOS and Linux has been one of the biggest ones. Most Rocket League history is filled with great vibes, because up to a point, it seemed like it was a series that couldn’t…..

Published on January 23, 2020
Rocket League

AMD Releases Next Mid-range Navi: Radeon RX 5600 XT

AMD has today released a new addition to its Radeon Navi lineup: RX 5600 XT. This mid-range offering slots in at $289 for the version we tested (Sapphire Pulse), which until the other day was a price point that settled itself a fair distance away from NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060. As usual,…..

Published on January 21, 2020
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Is Well Worth Giving Another Shot

When Microsoft released its Edge web browser alongside Windows 10 way back in 2015, I admit that there wasn’t even a single point in between then and the past week where I thought favorably of it. It’s not that I didn’t want to. Like many, I always used Edge as a secondary…..

Published on January 20, 2020
Microsoft Edge - Blank Page

AMD Rumored To Release ‘Big Navi’ At Computex

Over the weekend, we reported on the fact that AMD’s Lisa Su confirmed multiple times that “Big Navi” would be released in 2020. Today, leaker website VideoCardz is reporting on more specific information: Big Navi at Computex, and something else from NVIDIA before then. We were told NVIDIA will launch a new…..

Published on January 20, 2020
AMD Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 Chip

PNY Releases Passively-cooled Quadro RTX 6000 & 8000 Graphics Cards

As we’re working through more benchmarks to post our full look at NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card, we’re reminded that we forgot to talk about PNY’s recent release of passively-cooled Quadro RTX graphics cards – Quadro SKUs without video connectors. That’s not something we see everyday! Going all-in with passive cooling…..

Published on January 20, 2020
NVIDIA Quadro RTX Passive Thumbnail

ASUS Releases Bezel-free Monitor Kit, Currently Available For $110 On Amazon

Two CESes ago, ASUS had an interesting product being shown off in its suite that caught many off-guard: a bezel-free monitor kit. In effect, it was a hunk of plastic that slipped in between two monitors in order to combine them; or, in other words: give the illusion that the bezel isn’t…..

Published on January 18, 2020
ASUS Bezel-free Monitor Kit

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