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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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TSMC To Spend $100 Billion Over Next Three Years To Expand Fab Capacity

With ongoing chip shortages plaguing companies and consumers alike, we’ve all been hoping that the situation would be improved sooner than later, and that the world’s largest fabs would move to expand. At this point, it seems incredibly unlikely that any efforts to expand would be regretted later, as chip demand doesn’t…..

Published on April 1, 2021
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Computex Cancels On-site 2021 Event, Will Hold Virtual Alternative Instead

Here’s a quick reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for far too long: on-site Computex has been canceled for the second time in a row. You might recall that last March, once the pandemic became well-known to the entire world, Mobile World Congress was the first trade show to…..

Published on April 1, 2021
Computex 2019 Press Conference

World Backup Day Is Your Reminder To Prevent Data Disasters

Today is World Backup Day, as it is every March 31st. It acts as an annual reminder to YOU that backing up your data is important, and shouldn’t be treated haphazardly. If you don’t take proper measures to protect your data, you can’t be surprised if you wake up one day and…..

Published on March 31, 2021

NVIDIA Releases Feature-packed GeForce 465 Series Drivers For Linux & Windows

It’s not often that NVIDIA releases both a Linux and Windows driver on the same day that bring their own notable changes, but the newly-released 465 versions do just that. On the Windows side, the new 465.89 driver adds NVIDIA Reflex low-latency technology to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, with promises of…..

Published on March 30, 2021
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14nm Refined (Again): Intel Launches Its 11th-gen Core Processor Series

It’s been a fairly busy year so far for CPU launches, with AMD being responsible for the lion’s share up to this point. Intel’s beginning to make some big moves, however, starting today, with the official launch of its 11th-gen Core processors. While Intel targets many folks with its new series, gamers…..

Published on March 30, 2021
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB Rumored To Launch In May

There seem to be few product lines that get as much rumor treatment as NVIDIA’s GeForce. Long before the latest Ampere generation kicked-off, we all knew what the cards would look like, and largely how they would perform. With five Ampere cards released so far, it’s been both the (supposedly) upcoming RTX…..

Published on March 29, 2021
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Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.2 Patch Includes Huge List Of Fixes, Adds Support For Radeon Ray Tracing

If you’re a Cyberpunk 2077 who has been dying to see a major patch drop for the game, your wish has been granted today. While CD Projekt has been hard at work patching the game ever since its launch in December, today’s 1.2 patch is the first truly major update. In fact,…..

Published on March 29, 2021
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Qualcomm Announces Newest 7-series Flagship SoC: Snapdragon 780G

Qualcomm has just announced the launch of its latest top-end 7-series Snapdragon SoC: 780G. This launch comes just a few months after the company released its latest top top-end Snapdragon, the 888. The new 780G takes some features from the 888, with the overall package giving consumers a new high-end 5G option…..

Published on March 25, 2021
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Autodesk Launches 2022 Versions Of 3ds Max & Maya

It’s that time of year again, when Autodesk unveils the latest major versions of its popular M&E products. This time around, both 3ds Max and Maya see their 2022 releases happen at the exact same time, which is something that will nicely complement anyone who wants to take Autodesk’s new custom installer…..

Published on March 25, 2021
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AMD’s Radeon Pro 21.Q1 Enterprise Driver Delivers Overhauled UI

AMD has just released the first Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver of 2021, and as it happens, it packs a nice punch. After installing this new driver, Radeon Pro users will immediately notice that the entire Radeon Software interface has been overhauled, now aligning with the latest update that launched on…..

Published on March 24, 2021
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Intel To Launch Foundry Business, Team Up With IBM & Relaunch IDF

Months ago, Intel’s future seemed to be a bit murky. Previously downed competition returned to the fight in a big way, and other mainstay competitors have only grown stronger. Naturally, as we’ve seen with AMD’s recent adventures, any company that seems down-and-out still has the ability to strike back. The needed ingredient…..

Published on March 23, 2021
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Qualcomm Rumored To Be Developing Nintendo Switch-like Gaming Device

Here’s a rumor we sure weren’t expecting. It’s being reported that Qualcomm is working on its own game console, one that wouldn’t be hugely different from Nintendo’s ultra-popular Switch. If Qualcomm were to pursue its own console, the Switch would be an obvious target, but there’s a lot that would need to…..

Published on March 23, 2021
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OnePlus Unveils 9 & 9 Pro: Brings 120Hz Displays, Ultra-fast Charging & Hasselblad Tuned Cameras

OnePlus has today launched its newest flagship, the not-so-surprisingly named OnePlus 9 Pro, as well as the OnePlus 9. Interestingly, it wasn’t only these phones that have been announced today, but also coming is the company’s first smart watch, simply named OnePlus Watch. If you’ve been paying any attention to the rumor…..

Published on March 23, 2021
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Intel To Launch Its Third-gen Xeon Scalable Platform On April 6

Hot on the heels of AMD’s launch of its third-gen EPYC processors (our deep-dive here), Intel has just made it clear that more competition is coming – in the form of the third-gen Xeon Scalable series. The company has announced that it will be launching its new series on April 6, and…..

Published on March 22, 2021
Intel Third-gen Xeon Scalable - What Will You Solve For

NVIDIA Releases New Studio Driver To Polish Latest Creator AI Features

NVIDIA updated its three core driver releases this week (GeForce, Studio, Quadro) to 461.92, and bundled within is a bunch of optimization for cool new AI features that are found in various creative applications, such as from Adobe and Blackmagic Design. NVIDIA wants you to “work smarter, not harder”, and AI can…..

Published on March 18, 2021
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NVIDIA’s DLSS Added To Crysis Remastered, The Fabled Woods & System Shock

March has proven to be a pretty busy month for PC hardware, but so too has PC gaming. We found out last month that NVIDIA’s DLSS (deep-learning super-sampling) technology has become integrated with Unreal Engine via a new plugin, and since then, Crysis Remastered, The Fabled Woods, and even the System Shock…..

Published on March 17, 2021
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AMD Slots New Radeon RX 6700 XT Into Its RDNA2 Lineup; Priced At $479

As mentioned in a previous post, AMD has had one seriously busy week so far. On Monday, the company launched third-gen EPYC (our performance look here), and yesterday, it unveiled three Zen 3-based chips targeting the Ryzen PRO mobile lineup. Today, the company continues its relentless launch attack with the Radeon RX…..

Published on March 17, 2021
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AMD Brings Zen 3 To Its Ryzen PRO Mobile Processor Series

AMD has had an almost ridiculous amount of launches going on this week. It all started on Monday when the company unveiled its third-gen server-bound EPYC series, which we took an in-depth look at. Today, the company unveils its gaming-bound Radeon RX 6700 XT, while yesterday, the company announced its latest-generation Ryzen…..

Published on March 17, 2021
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Intel Wants You To ‘Get Real’ And ‘Go PC’ While Throwing Shade At Apple M1

Who could forget those infamous Apple ads which pit the PC (John Hodgman) against the Mac (Justin Long)? As hard as it might be to believe, those originally aired well over a decade ago, and since then, they’ve been referenced heavily, and have become known as really effective advertising. Well, now Intel…..

Published on March 17, 2021
Intel's Go PC Form Factors

Intel Announces 11th-gen Core ‘Rocket Lake-S’ Desktop Processor Lineup

Intel has today unveiled its 11th-gen Core processor lineup, dubbed Rocket Lake-S. This latest crop of chips is built around the company’s 14nm Cypress Cove core architecture, and brings both Xe graphics and Deep Learning Boost to the desktop. Today’s announcement isn’t aligned with the review embargo, so our deep-dive look at…..

Published on March 16, 2021
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