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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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Intel Arc Multi-GPU Rendering, Encoding & Math Performance

We recently established that Intel’s Arc graphics cards perform well in many creative tasks, but have you wondered how combining the forces of two Arc GPUs might improve things? We’re finding that out here, with the help of Blender, LuxMark, BRAW, and others.

Published on October 17, 2022
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NVIDIA Unlaunches Its GeForce RTX 4080 12GB Variant

When NVIDIA announced its Ada Lovelace generation of GeForces last month, it kicked things off with the top-end RTX 4090 (our review here), and two models below it: RTX 4080 16GB, and RTX 4080 12GB. In name alone, those sub-RTX 4090 models seem identical aside from the memory density, but closer inspection…..

Published on October 14, 2022

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: The New Rendering Champion

NVIDIA has just kicked-off its Ada Lovelace generation with a new flagship GPU: GeForce RTX 4090. Our first performance look will revolve around rendering, and once you see the results, you’ll understand why. Whereas Ampere itself brought huge rendering gains over Turing, Ada Lovelace does the same over Ampere.

Published on October 11, 2022
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A Creative Arc By Intel: A750 & A770 GPU Workstation Performance Review

We recently took an in-depth look at Intel’s low-end Arc A380 graphics card in creator workloads, and now, we’re able to add the top-end A750 and A770 models to the results. We found some notable highlights of Arc with our A380 look, and as it happens, Arc 7 has created even more.

Published on October 5, 2022
Intel Arc A770 LE Side View

Intel Reveals More Details About Its Full Arc GPU Desktop Launch

Earlier this week, Intel announced that it would be launching its top-end Arc A770 graphics card on October 12, and today, the company reveals more about its plans, specs for the entire lineup, and how it’s sweetening the deal to make the Arc 7 look even more alluring. Some of the information…..

Published on September 29, 2022
Intel Arc A770 LE Graphics Card

AMD’s Radeon PRO 22.Q3 Driver Provides Huge Boosts To Viewport Performance

After what we’d consider a rather calm year for AMD’s Radeon PRO drivers, the company’s latest release highlights that its engineers have been hard at work putting polish on an important performance scenario: interacting with the viewport! A completely rearchitected OpenGL driver helped make it happen. It’s become standard fare that if…..

Published on September 29, 2022
AMD Radeon Pro W6400 with W6800

An Alluring Alchemist: Intel Arc A380 GPU Creator Performance Review

Ahead of the launch of the upcoming Intel Arc flagship, A770, we wanted to kick off our Arc creator coverage with an in-depth performance look at a wide-range of real-world scenarios – from encoding to rendering to photogrammetry. What does a $140 option from Intel grant you? We have many performance graphs that will show you.

Published on September 28, 2022
ASRock Challenger Arc A380 - Front View

Intel To Launch Top-end Arc A770 Graphics Card On October 12 For $329

For those who’ve been anticipating the full launch of Intel’s first-gen Arc desktop graphics cards, company CEO Pat Gelsinger had some good news to share at the ongoing Intel Innovation 2022 conference, held in San Jose. With what might be a testament to just how badly Intel wants this full launch to…..

Published on September 27, 2022
Intel Arc A770 Launch Announcement

AMD Launches AM5 Platform: Zen 4 Processors Deliver Nice Performance Upticks Over Prior Generation

Today is the day you get to learn a lot more about the performance factor of AMD’s latest-gen Ryzen CPUs, part of the Zen 4 family. If the schedule goes off without a hitch, you should be able to order one of the new chips tomorrow, along with the accompanying motherboards –…..

Published on September 26, 2022
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NVIDIA Introduces ‘Ada Lovelace’ GeForce Series, Boasts 2-4x Performance Gains

During his GTC keynote today, NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang had lots to reveal about the company’s upcoming graphics architecture, and all of what we’ve heard sounds great. The rumor mill has suggested that this new architecture would be dubbed either Ada or Lovelace, and Jensen put an end to the guessing: it’s “Ada…..

Published on September 20, 2022
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AMD Reveals November 3 Launch Date For Its RDNA3-based Radeons

In a surprise announcement with timing we’re sure is a huge coincidence considering NVIDIA is today going to reveal more about its future GPUs, AMD’s revealed that its RDNA3-based Radeon GPUs are set to launch on November 3. That’s less than 45 days away, and with NVIDIA likely to release its first…..

Published on September 20, 2022
AMD Radeon RDNA3 Launch - November 3

EVGA To Terminate NVIDIA Agreement, Cease Selling GeForce Graphics Cards

We expected this Friday to be pretty tame, but it’s anything but. In a new bombshell report by Gamers Nexus, it’s revealed that EVGA is withdrawing its NVIDIA partnership, and will thus stop producing and selling graphics cards after the current generation. Other vendors might have sold more graphics cards than EVGA…..

Published on September 16, 2022
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Graphics Card

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 & 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms

This week, Qualcomm has announced its latest generation Snapdragon 4 and 6 series, both representing “Gen 1” badging – just as the current-gen Snapdragon 7 and 8 do. Compared to their previous generation equivalents, both the 4 and 6 series sees production on a new fabrication process. The 6 series moves from…..

Published on September 9, 2022
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NVIDIA Teasing “Project Beyond” On Social Media, Possibly Hints At Next-gen GeForce

We’re not quite sure when NVIDIA is planning to launch its next-gen GeForce series, but it feels safe to assume it’s going to be rather soon – as in, in the months ahead. Or, it could be even sooner than we expect, given that the company has just posted a teaser on…..

Published on September 8, 2022
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Blender 3.3 Released, Adds Intel Arc & AMD Radeon Vega GPU Support

Right on schedule, the latest long-term support release of Blender has landed. Version 3.3 becomes the third such LTS release to launch, guaranteeing continued bug fix support until the next LTS becomes available. The previous LTS release, 2.93, continues to have support until next summer. The next LTS release will likely represent…..

Published on September 8, 2022
Blender 3.3 Splash Screen - Scanlands (Thumb)

AMD Unveils Ryzen 7000 Desktop Processor Lineup, Boasts 13% IPC Boost

At an event held in Austin, Texas, AMD has just unveiled more details about its Ryzen 7000 series processors and AM5 platform, both set to launch to consumers on Sept 27. Some huge promises revolve around the product, including a 13% IPC boost, and hugely competitive performance in both creator and gaming workloads.

Published on August 29, 2022
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processor (Lidded)

SPECviewperf 2020: GPU Viewport Performance In Linux & Windows

We’re taking a fresh look at viewport performance in popular design software with the help of SPECviewperf 2020. With 21 gaming and workstation GPUs in-hand, we’re testing not just the performance in Windows, but also Linux – which has made for some interesting comparisons.

Published on August 29, 2022
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Intel’s Arc GPUs Can Run On Linux, But Requires Some Effort

As we covered last week, Intel has just launched its first desktop-bound Arc GPU, A380, in North America, with Newegg selling cards on both its American and Canadian storefronts. Perhaps not-so-surprisingly, the initial units that were made available disappeared fast, so both Newegg websites currently show the card on backorder. Something we’ve…..

Published on August 27, 2022
ASRock Arc A380 - Phoronix

Corsair Announces Bendable Ultrawide Gaming Monitor: Xeneon Flex

Corsair has just launched a new gaming monitor, and hoo boy, is it a beauty. Catering to those who love ultrawide aspect ratios and a large display, Corsair’s new Xeneon Flex (45WQHD240) comes in at 45 inches, which is a huge increase in size compared to most monitors shipping with 3440×1440 resolution…..

Published on August 25, 2022
Corsair Xeneon Flex Bendable Monitor - Style Shot

Combine Multiple Game Store Clients Into One With Playnite

No one likes juggling a bunch of game store clients, so when we recently discovered Playnite, we were kicking ourselves for not finding it sooner. The software acts as a front-end for clients like Steam, GOG, and Epic, and even adds emulation capabilities to the mix. If you’re worried that it will be difficult to set up, don’t be!

Published on August 25, 2022
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