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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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OnePlus To Unveil Next Smartphone, The ‘Ultra’ 8T, On October 14

OnePlus has just announced that it will unveil its OnePlus 8T on October 14, at 10:00 EST. It’s sometimes the case that the mid-series launch of a OnePlus phone ends up being more intriguing than the launch model to come before it, but OP’s Pete Lau says that the company is “once…..

Published on September 21, 2020
OnePlus 8 - Standing Up

Microsoft To Acquire ZeniMax Media, Become Home For Bethesda, id Software

Microsoft has today announced that it’s planning to acquire ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion. That name alone might not paint the full picture, as within ZeniMax Media is Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software, and much more. Franchises found within include The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Fallout, Dishonored, Prey, Quake, among…..

Published on September 21, 2020
DOOM Eternal

NVIDIA Answers Questions Surrounding Last Week’s GeForce RTX 3080 Launch

For proof of the fact that last week’s launch of NVIDIA’s new Ampere-based GeForces was hyped, look no further than the hordes of eager fans who were left feeling empty, mere minutes after the cards went on sale. According to NVIDIA, even it was left flabbergasted as to how things went down,…..

Published on September 21, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition - Power Connector

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming At 4K, Ultrawide & With RTX On

We were left impressed with our look at NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 in creative applications, so now it’s time to turn our attention to gaming! In this article, we’re going to take a look at 4K and ultrawide performance in a selection of current games, as well as explore some RTX titles, including Fortnite, Minecraft, and Control.

Published on September 18, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere Side View

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance In Blender, Octane, V-Ray, & More

NVIDIA’s first Ampere GeForce has landed, and it’s proving itself to be quite a beast. For our first look at the performance of NVIDIA’s new RTX 3080, we’re tackling rendering with the help of Octane, Blender, V-Ray, KeyShot, Arnold, and Redshift, comparing it against the previous generation of RTX cards, and also the $699 GPU from two generations ago: The GTX 1080 Ti.

Published on September 16, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - Bare Card

MAGIX Vegas Pro 18 Processor & Graphics Card Performance

MAGIX’s Vegas Pro 18 has recently launched, so we’ve decided to not just pay it a visit, but throw a dozen or so CPUs and GPUs at it, and see where strengths from each vendor pop up. In addition to the encode and playback tests we’ve run before, we’re adding three new tests to this round, each revolving around one of the new FX filters: Colorize, Style Transfer, and Black Bar Fill.

Published on September 7, 2020
MAGIX Vegas Pro 18 Box Art

NVIDIA Ampere: Delivering A 2080 Ti Killer For $700?

NVIDIA has just unveiled its Ampere-based GeForce launch models: RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and the monstrous 24GB RTX 3090. In addition to the promise that gamers will be getting more bang for their buck with this new series, NVIDIA had a number of other technologies to show off as well, including Reflex, Broadcast, IO, and Omniverse Machinima.

Published on September 1, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 White Thumbnail

NVIDIA Set To Announce New GeForces Tomorrow, Sept 1

As we reported on earlier this month, NVIDIA has been planning to unveil its next-gen GeForce graphics cards on September 1. While the wait to this point has been a little painful, we’re on the cusp of learning all about these new GPUs, and see how many of the rumors floating about…..

Published on August 31, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce 256 Die

Chaos Czech Releases Corona Renderer 6, Addressing Everything ‘From Foam To Sky’

The folks at Chaos Czech have been busy, having released Corona Renderer 6 for Maxon’s Cinema 4D last week, and now a follow-up of version 6 for 3ds Max users. The company says that this latest update addresses “everything from foam to the sky”, and it’s really not kidding. A new sky…..

Published on August 31, 2020
The Jungle House

Blender 2.90 Releases With Improved CPU Rendering, OptiX Denoising Support For Older NVIDIA GPUs

Right on schedule, the Blender Foundation has released the latest major version of its popular open-source 3D design toolkit, 2.90. This is the first release since the launch of the 2.83 LTS, and naturally won’t replace that LTS, but instead sit alongside it. Users who want Blender to remain as close to…..

Published on August 31, 2020
Blender - Splash Fox Thumbnail

Ultra-fast 360Hz ASUS PG259QN To Launch In September For $699

High-refresh gaming has been a thing for a while, but in recent years, the number of options have skyrocketed, and not to mention have brought us to new heights. It used to be that 144Hz was as drool-worthy as it got for high-refresh, but today, 240Hz is really common – even on…..

Published on August 26, 2020
ASUS PG259QN 360Hz Gaming Monitor Front

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator Poised To Drive $2.6 Billion To PC Hardware Sales

We wrote last week that Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator release has taken off in a really big way. The reviews up to this point paint a favorable picture of the new game (or should we call it a simulator?), and after having played it ourselves, we totally get why. The game is…..

Published on August 24, 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 New Brunswick Canada

12-pin Power Connector Cable For NVIDIA’s Next Top-End GPU Teased

With NVIDIA expected to announced its next-gen GeForce series of graphics cards at the start of the month, we’re naturally hearing one rumor after another about what it may bring. To NVIDIA’s credit, the company does pretty well overall to keep most things hush-hush, though there are some details that escape that…..

Published on August 24, 2020
NVIDIA 12-Pin Power Connector

WD Releases New NVMe-infused Portable My Passport SSD Models

We’ve sure come a long way where portable storage is concerned. It used to be that an external hard drive was one of the coolest peripherals attached to a PC – and then not attached to a PC as it’s transported to another. When SSDs came along, it took a little while…..

Published on August 20, 2020
WD My Passport SSD - Lifestyle Shot

Microsoft Flight Simulator Takes Off With Cabin Full Of Positive Reviews

To say that the release of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator has been hyped would be quite an understatement – and fortunately, it seems to have been justified. While the game releases tomorrow, reviews have hit the web today, and in a big way. As of the time of writing, the aggregated reviews…..

Published on August 17, 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Instrument Panel)

Quick Thoughts On Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Warehouse Demo

Late last week, and as we expected, the much-hyped Warehouse demo for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 released – but only to those who’ve preordered the game. That part is unfortunate, but if there’s any consolation in not being able to access the demo, it’s the fact that there are no goals…..

Published on August 17, 2020
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 PC Ultrawide Shot 2

AMD Releases Radeon Pro for Enterprise 20.Q3 Driver

AMD has today released the latest version of its Radeon Pro for Enterprise driver, 20.Q3. This isn’t one of the most feature-packed releases we’ve seen, but as always, the bug fixes and general polishing makes an upgrade worth it. Being that these Enterprise drivers only have four main releases each year, that…..

Published on August 12, 2020
AMD Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics

NVIDIA Teases Next-gen GeForce, Announcement Expected End Of Month

Earlier today, NVIDIA posted an eight-second clip of a star explosion, affixed with no other information aside from the hashtag “#UltimateCountdown”. Naturally, since this tweet came from the GeForce account, and we’ve been expecting an announcement any day already, we can pretty much be confident this revolves around NVIDIA’s next-gen gaming GPUs.…..

Published on August 10, 2020
NVIDIA GeForce August 2020 Teaser

MAGIX Releases Vegas Pro 18: Many New Features Introduced, Including AI Style Transfer & Colorization

With SIGGRAPH taking place later this month, we’re bound to see an influx of new product versions in the creative space, but MAGIX has decided to beat the (virtual) crowds by announcing Vegas Pro 18 today. As you’d expect, this new version brings many new features and optimizations – and will continue…..

Published on August 3, 2020
MAGIX Vegas Pro 18 Stock Shot

Logitech G Releases Wireless Version Of Its PRO X Gaming Headset

When Logitech released its PRO X gaming headset last summer, it seemed to impress virtually everyone who came into contact with it. Aside from the fact that it was wireless, the price and features combo made it an attractive choice for modest gamer and top esports player alike. Well, the yearning for…..

Published on July 28, 2020
Logitech PRO X Wireless Gaming Headset

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