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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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Corsair ONE i164 Compact Gaming PC Review

How much performance can be had out of a super-small PC? If we base our opinions on Corsair’s ONE i164, the answer is a simple “a lot“. Coming in at 15-inches tall, this PC bundles not just Intel’s eight-core i9-9900K inside, but also NVIDIA’s top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. We recently battered the i164 with an obscene amount of testing, so let’s explore our findings.

Published on October 28, 2019
Corsair ONE All-in-one Desktop PC

Intel Core i9-10980XE Review Hits The Web

It’s been a quiet month for CPU launches, which is not what we expected going into it. At the start of last month, Intel said it would release┬áthe Core i9-9900KS this month, along with its new Core X-series chips. November is of course right around the corner, and we’ve yet to see…..

Published on October 25, 2019
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A Linux For Speed Hounds: A Look At Clear Linux Performance

We’ve heard lots about Clear Linux being a super-fast OS, so we’ve decided to put the claim to the test. With the help of our Core i9-9980XE test platform, we’re taking a look at performance in Intel’s Clear Linux, alongside five other distros, including the new Fedora 31 beta and Ubuntu 19.10. Even with the hardware remaining identical from distro to distro, some of the results are bound to surprise you.

Published on October 24, 2019
Clear Linux Logo

NVIDIA Releases Game Ready Driver In Advance Of CoD: Modern Warfare’s Launch

The release of the hugely-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot is soon upon us, and in typical fashion, NVIDIA wasted no time in getting a supported Game Ready driver out the door. You can grab version 440.97 over at the official GeForce driver download page. If Modern Warfare isn’t on your…..

Published on October 22, 2019
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)

Diablo IV Revealed In Official Artbook Magazine Advertisement

Being one of the most notable game developers in existence, Blizzard often finds itself in the news, but these past few weeks have been a bit rough, to say the least. The company’s handling of matters relating to Hong Kong protests sure could have been better, with many fans still swearing off…..

Published on October 21, 2019
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G.SKILL Announces Impressively Spec’d 32GB DDR4-4000 CL15 Memory Kit

CPUs and GPUs tend to get the lion’s share of enthusiast attention, but some companies have been working hard to make sure that memory remains interesting. Last week, Corsair released a super-fast DDR4-5000 kit, which featured modest timings (for the speed) of 18-26-26. As of last week, that kit cost an impressive…..

Published on October 18, 2019
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4

TechPowerUp Releases NVIDIA Driver Install Configuration Utility

A growing complaint we’ve seen from enthusiasts around the web over the past few years is that our graphics drivers have too much bloat. In some cases, it’s true – both AMD and NVIDIA will install features that most users won’t be taking advantage of. While those features don’t necessarily mean anything…..

Published on October 17, 2019
NVCleanstall - Choosing Components

AMD’s 24-core Ryzen Threadripper Rumored To Be Called 3960X

Both AMD and Intel are set to launch new CPUs next month, and while there have been no mysteries about what Intel’s next Core X-series chips are going to be bringing to the table, AMD has kept largely mum on its next Threadrippers. What we do know for sure is that the…..

Published on October 17, 2019
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Internet Archive Adds 2,500 Playable DOS Games To Its Collection

In a massive update, Internet Archive has added over 2,500 DOS games to its database, and all of them (with varying success) can be played right inside of your browser. The fact that we said “added” is important, because while that number would be impressive on its own, the current actual overall…..

Published on October 16, 2019
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World of Tanks Gets Ray Tracing Support, But Doesn’t Need Special Hardware

World of Tanks is one of the most popular online games going right now, so it’s notable that it’s soon going to embrace advanced ray tracing – so soon, in fact, that the test can be snagged from the official site right now. Using the enCore RT engine, this WoT update primarily…..

Published on October 15, 2019
World of Tanks - Ray Tracing Example 2

Corsair Releases New ONE, ONE PRO & VENGEANCE Prebuilt PC Models

When Corsair acquired Origin PC in July, it immediately quelled the fear that its own prebuilt models would be impacted. Today, we’re seeing proof of the company’s commitment to its PC lines, with five new configurations being released. While Corsair has a number of different ONE models, it’s important to note that…..

Published on October 15, 2019
Corsair VENGEANCE Prebuilt PC

NVIDIA Plans To Infuse Ray Tracing Into More Old Games

When NVIDIA first unveiled its RTX ray tracing feature, most people looked to the future, and envisioned what the technology could mean for improving upcoming titles. But while we were dreaming about what upcoming games could do with it, NVIDIA showed us that old games could be vastly improved with the tech,…..

Published on October 15, 2019
Quake II RTX - Dark Environment Lit With Blaster

Intel Reiterates That Its 10nm Desktop Processors Are Coming

It’s been an interesting week for Intel so far, and it’s only just begun. Yesterday, German tech site HardwareLUXX reported that Intel would be shelving its 10nm desktop processor ambitions, meaning we’d only ever be seeing the chips in notebooks or similar devices. As an observer of Intel’s 10nm journey, it’s unfortunately…..

Published on October 15, 2019
Intel Core i9-9900KS Launch

Corsair Releases 5GHz Memory Kit That You Can Buy Today

You may find it hard to get excited about memory compared to some other components, but companies haven’t seemed to slow down on the production of fancier kits, and more importantly, faster kits. We’ve even seen overclocking records continue to be broken, such as with Toppc’s G.SKILL DDR4-6000 overclock we talked about…..

Published on October 11, 2019
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4

Adobe Beginning To Roll Out Creative Cloud Overhaul To Users

Since its launch eight years ago, Adobe’s Creative Cloud application has changed seemingly little. It’s always acted as a hub for installing the software Adobe licenses, like Photoshop and Illustrator, but over the years, it’s been iterated upon to deliver additional useful features and resources. That includes a section to brush up…..

Published on October 10, 2019
Adobe Creative Cloud Update

Upcoming Steam Update Will Enable Online Support For All Local Multiplayer Games

With a new update set to drop in a couple of weeks, Valve is going to be adding online support for any multiplayer game that’s tagged as local co-op, local multiplayer, or split-screen. The best part? Only one person needs to own the game, but with the caveat that the same person…..

Published on October 10, 2019
Steam Client

Gamers Are Up In Arms Over Companies Putting Profits Over Human Rights

The past week has been pretty eye-opening for anyone following along with the massive amount of protesting that’s going on in Hong Kong, all supporting the fight for democracy. China has proven multiple times over that it has no patience when it comes to others not slinking around its draconian laws, and…..

Published on October 9, 2019
Overwatch Mei - Hong Kong Message

Rockstar Talks Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Perks, Recommended System Specs

Following-up on the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to the PC, Rockstar today has piled on even more information about what to expect. Part of that revolves around the goodies that the PC version in particular is bringing to the table, so if you’ve been waiting for juicy information,…..

Published on October 9, 2019
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Canoe On The River

AMD Launches OEM-bound Ryzen 9 3900 & Ryzen 5 3500X

After lingering in the rumor mill for some time, AMD has officially launched its Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X processors. But – there’s a catch. Both of these SKUs are targeted strictly at the OEM and system integrator market, so chances are good that you’ll never find either of these…..

Published on October 9, 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 Processor Packaging

Noctua Releases chromax.black Versions Of Its NH-D15, NH-U12S & NH-L9i CPU Coolers

Following a bit of a wait, Noctua has finally launched its anticipated chromax.black coolers, painted in a sleek black with no RGB to be found anywhere. We first saw an iteration on these coolers at last year’s Computex, and the reason for their existence is simple: not everyone loves the beige/brown color…..

Published on October 8, 2019
Noctua chromax.black CPU Coolers

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