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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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Logitech Delivers Improved Meta Quest 2 Audio Solution With Chorus

For its price-point, it’s hard to beat Meta’s Quest 2 for a VR experience that’s both affordable and satisfying. This editor owns one, and knows many others who own one, too. Since its original launch, it seems that most people are happy with what their Quest 2 delivers, although if there’s one…..

Published on August 22, 2022
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Listing Suggests Intel’s Arc A380 Could Launch August 22 In USA

The wait for the launch of Intel’s Arc desktop graphics cards in North America has been long, but thankfully, it appears that it’s soon to be over. An eagle-eyed redditor spotted a new listing at Newegg of ASRock’s Challenger Arc A380, with an expected release date of August 22 in the USA.…..

Published on August 18, 2022
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VEGAS Pro 20 Released, Brings Many Improved Tools & Efficiency Improvements

It’s a little hard to believe that it’s already been an entire year since VEGAS Pro 19 released, but here we are, witnessing the launch of VEGAS Pro 20. There doesn’t seem to be a press release (yet) that breaks down full changes, but the official “What’s New?” page lists a number…..

Published on August 10, 2022
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NVIDIA Rolls Out Major Omniverse Updates, Releases New Studio Driver

At the ongoing SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, NVIDIA’s had a lot to talk about – and even released a new Studio driver to help usher it all in. You won’t see NVIDIA attend a graphics-focused conference and not bring up Omniverse, so no surprise, we’ve learned of a whack of updates from…..

Published on August 10, 2022
NVIDIA Omniverse Virtual Assistant

Intel Unveils Arc Pro Workstation Graphics Cards At SIGGRAPH

We may still be waiting on Intel’s gaming-bound Arc desktop GPUs to arrive on these shores, but the company’s made it clear that it plans to thoroughly cover the entire market before long – from home to enterprise. At SIGGRAPH, the company has just unveiled Arc GPUs that focus on another avenue:…..

Published on August 9, 2022
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Exploring Chaos V-Ray 6 GPU Rendering Performance

Chaos has just released version 6 of its popular photorealistic V-Ray render engine, so we of course couldn’t wait long before giving it a good test. Equipped with NVIDIA’s current-gen Amperes, along with a top-end Turing and Pascal-based GPU, we’re analyzing rendering performance across five different scenes.

Published on August 3, 2022
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F1 22 Performance At 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide & 4K

Codemasters’ latest Formula 1 game, F1 22, has released this month, so we’ve hopped into the cockpit, and given the game a thorough performance test at four resolutions, with and without ray tracing. Let’s see how both AMD’s and NVIDIA’s current-gen GPUs hold up.

Published on July 22, 2022
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Intel Arc ‘Alchemist’ Desktop GPU Pricing And Positioning Slide Leaked

Over the past week, Intel has seemed to ramp up its Arc graphics marketing efforts, with some company employees posting teasers on social media, and others paying visits to select media outlets – including our friends at Gamers Nexus. Given this, it seems that Arc’s launch is going to be happening soon,…..

Published on July 18, 2022
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Corsair Integrates NVIDIA Broadcast Features Into Its iCUE And Elgato Utilities

We’ve talked a fair bit about NVIDIA’s Broadcast utility in the past, but perhaps not enough considering just how crucial the tool has become to some Techgage staffers, either for work or play. For those not familiar with Broadcast, or need a refresher, it’s an AI-powered solution that offers a number of…..

Published on July 18, 2022
NVIDIA Broadcast Integration in Elgato Software

Maxon Redshift 3.5 GPU & CPU Rendering Performance

It’s been some time since we’ve taken a detailed look at rendering performance in Maxon’s Redshift, so this article will get us up to speed. While Redshift is soon to gain support for AMD’s Radeon GPUs, it’s not quite here yet – so for now, we’ll take a look at rendering five different projects with NVIDIA’s current-gen GeForce stack.

Published on July 7, 2022
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Maxon Seeks AMD Radeon Users To Help Test New Redshift Renderer Alpha

With its new Radeon PRO 22.Q2 driver, which we wrote about yesterday, AMD introduced much-anticipated support of Maxon’s Redshift rendering engine. Until Radeon support greeted Apple computers a couple of years ago, Redshift had been exclusive to NVIDIA’s CUDA API. With this move, we get our first taste of non-NVIDIA GPU action…..

Published on June 15, 2022
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NVIDIA’s GeForce 516.40 Driver Adds Support For Five RTX Games, Including Resident Evil & ICARUS

NVIDIA has just released its latest “Game Ready” GeForce driver, versioned 516.40, adding support for a handful of RTX-powered games, as well as a bunch more for use with GeForce Experience’s optimized settings. NVIDIA uses this opportunity to remind the world that there are now over 250 games and applications which utilize…..

Published on June 15, 2022
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Intel Launches Arc A380 Discrete Desktop GPU In China

When Intel launched its first Arc discrete GPUs in late March, the company’s entire focus was on notebooks, and the Arc 3-series in particular. In the time since then, availability of equipped notebooks hasn’t seemed to improve much (or at all) on these shores, but the story is a bit different for…..

Published on June 14, 2022
Intel Arc Alchemist Discrete GPUs

AMD Releases Radeon PRO 22.Q2 Driver, Bringing Support For Maxon’s Redshift

As we covered a couple of months ago, a major shift has happened in the Maxon Redshift world: AMD support was being added. With the release of the Radeon Enterprise 22.Q2 driver today, that support has officially landed, and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Redshift is a fantastic renderer,…..

Published on June 14, 2022
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Corsair Announces Its First Gaming Notebook: VOYAGER a1600

For as long as it’s existed, Corsair has wanted to cater to gamers in every way possible, whether it’s by offering quality mice and keyboards, or even liquid cooling and power. In recent years, we’ve seen the company acquire some others that perfectly fit into the gamer ecosystem, including SCUF for gamepads,…..

Published on May 23, 2022
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AMD Announces Zen 4 Processors, AM5 Platform & New Notebooks At Computex 2022

While there are far fewer people attending in person this year, Computex has officially kicked off, and it’s already led to some intriguing announcements. So far, it seems to be AMD that’s hit the ground running the fastest, and perhaps even the hardest. The company’s major focus this year is on notebooks,…..

Published on May 23, 2022
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Cache-Rich: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Workstation Performance Review

First seen in its server-bound Milan-X EPYC, AMD’s brought its 3D V-Cache technology to consumers with the new Ryzen 7 5800XD. With triple the L3 cache vs. the original 5800X, the right workloads could exhibit a notable performance-boost. For our first look at the 5800X3D, we’re tackling our usual assortment of workstation performance scenarios.

Published on May 20, 2022
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Blender 3.1 – How Fast Are GPUs in Cycles X, Eevee & Viewport?

We’re taking a performance look at Blender’s latest version, 3.1, with the help of a huge collection of current-gen GPUs. As before, we’re going to be taking a look at rendering performance for both Cycles and Eevee, as well as viewport performance with Solid, Wireframe, and Material Preview modes.

Published on May 12, 2022
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AMD Introduces Three Refreshed RDNA2 Radeons: RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT & RX 6950 XT

Earlier this year, we saw AMD plug some remaining gaps in its RDNA2-based Radeon lineup, with the help of the low-end RX 6500 XT and RX 6400. Today, with warm summer months approaching in much of the world, the company clearly wanted to feel a little refreshed, as we have three speed-bumped…..

Published on May 10, 2022
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT

Intel’s Arc A370M Tested, Trades Blows With NVIDIA’s Mobile GeForce RTX 3050

As we covered back in March, Intel’s first Arc-based graphics cards have arrived – but only in mobile form, so far. From the get-go, we knew that it’d take a bit of time for the first notebooks equipped with Arc to actually hit the market, and around mid-April, we began to see…..

Published on May 9, 2022
MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo Notebook

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