Content and news by Rob Williams

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.

twitter icon facebook icon instagram icon

Rob's Recent Content

It Looks Like The Mafia Series Is Next In Line For A Remaster Release

We wrote about the surprise announcement yesterday of a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster, and in it, we mentioned that remasters in general have been coming in hot and heavy. So far this year, we’ve seen releases or announcements for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare…..

Published on May 13, 2020
Mafia Trilogy Announcement Logo

AMD Launches Radeon Pro VII, Delivers Huge FP64 Performance For $1,899

AMD’s Radeon Pro family has just gained another member, and this one’s a screamer. The Radeon Pro VII might sound familiar by name, possibly because of Radeon VII’s release last year, or the fact that cardĀ felt like a Radeon Pro VII. We even called it that in one of our launch articles…..

Published on May 13, 2020
AMD Radeon Pro VII

NVIDIA Teases ‘World’s Largest Graphics Card’ Ahead Of Thursday Unveil

Well, we finally know what NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has been up to this quarantine season: baking some high-end tech in his oven. In a video that sprang up earlier today, Jensen teases that he’s got something to show us, before hauling out what appears to be a really heavy piece of…..

Published on May 12, 2020
NVIDIA's Jensen Huang With World's Largest Graphics Card

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster To Release This Fall

Is it just us, or is the number of games being remastered all of a sudden pretty impressive? Final Fantasy VII Remake released to a ton of great fanfare last month, and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered was also – if you ignored the fact that it’s only…..

Published on May 12, 2020
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster - Minneapolis

AMD Releases Four New FidelityFX Features, Relaunches GPUOpen Website

Since the launch of its GPUOpen initiative a handful of years ago, AMD has been hard at work to deliver open standards that anyone can adopt and make use of. That includes not just the software vendors, but also hardware vendors. GPUOpen has come quite a ways since its inception, so AMD…..

Published on May 11, 2020
Stochastic Screen Space Reflections - GPUOpen Example

A Quick Reminder That It’s Important To Keep Good Backups!

Many times over the course of Techgage’s life, we have extolled the virtues of keeping your data backed up. If you didn’t ever realize it because we told you, you’d definitely know it after losing important files because you were too careless to protect them. I have lost data that I’ve wanted…..

Published on May 9, 2020
Acronis True Image - Restoring Files From Cloud

Latest Xbox Insider Announces Dirt 5 & Second Extinction, Drops Bunch Of New Trailers

Each month, Microsoft publishes an “Xbox 20/20”, which takes a look at the future of the platform and begins planting seeds of hype. Today’s unveiling was pretty surprising, as there were a couple of notable announcements, as well as new trailers dropping for some much-anticipated upcoming titles. While all of these announcements…..

Published on May 7, 2020
Dirt 5 Ice Racing

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, Ryzen Pro 4000 Mobile Lineup

AMD has today launched both its newest Ryzen 3 desktop processors, as well as its mobile line of Zen 2-based Ryzen Pro 4000 for mobile. We first wrote about the new Ryzen 3 chips a couple of weeks ago, so they’ve been no secret. Today, the cheapest Zen 2 option becomes the…..

Published on May 7, 2020
AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3 Packaging

MAINGEAR Launches Workstation-focused Pro WS Desktop Series

The folks at MAINGEAR have long provided appropriate options for workstation users to get their jobs done quick, but today, the company launches a new series that makes its target audience super obvious: Pro WS. Like the RTX Studio-branded Vybe Pro series released last year, customers will have NVIDIA Quadro graphics card…..

Published on May 6, 2020
MAINGEAR Pro WS Workstation PC

Intel Z490 Motherboards Are Starting To Pop Up For Preorder

As we covered last week, Intel is soon going to be launching its 10th-gen desktop processor lineup, built around a new LGA1200 socket, and covering the Core, Pentium, and Celeron series. The latest top-end chip becomes the Core i9-10900K, bringing 10 cores to the table for an SRP/1,000 of $488. In late…..

Published on May 6, 2020
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard

Halo 2: Anniversary Hits Steam & Windows Store On May 12

We wrote earlier about the nostalgic kick that is Super Mario 64 (which just received a new unofficial PC native port), and as it happens, it’s not the only cool classic gaming thing to happen this week. Xbox Game Studio has announced the next Halo to be released on May 12 as…..

Published on May 5, 2020
Halo 2 Anniversary Ghost Vehicle

Super Mario 64 Gets A Native (Unofficial) PC Port, Can Take Advantage Of Reshade

In case it hasn’t been obvious up to this point, gamers love Mario. That especially includes the classics, like Super Mario Bros. released for the NES back in 1985, and Super Mario 64, which became the first flagship title for the Nintendo 64 in 1996. Both of those titles still see huge…..

Published on May 5, 2020
Super Mario 64 Native PC Port

Intel NUC 9 Pro Quartz Canyon Workstation Review

Intel’s NUC family has evolved a lot over the years, but the core goals remain the same: to deliver a lot of performance in a small form-factor. The latest NUC, built around the Quartz Canyon platform, is bigger than most others, but it also packs a real performance punch – and even offers a bit of modularity.

Published on May 5, 2020
Intel Quartz Canyon Workstation NUC

Intel Announces Core, Pentium & Celeron Comet Lake-S 10th-gen Processors

It feels like we’ve been waiting quite some time for Intel’s 10th-gen mainstream parts to launch. Well, the wait is almost over, as the company has just announced a massive collection of new SKUs, all based on the Comet Lake-S microarchitecture. As the stock photo below highlights, this next generation is going…..

Published on April 30, 2020
Intel Comet Lake-S 10th-gen Core i9 Packaging

NVIDIA Suggests Ultimate Weapon In Call of Duty Warzone: High Frame Rates

There has long been interest in high FPS gaming, but at this year’s CES, it became clear that more and more people will become equipped with higher refresh monitors as time goes on. NVIDIA even had a 360Hz monitor on display for us to test with, and we were genuinely impressed. More…..

Published on April 28, 2020
Call of Duty Warzone

AMD To Launch Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 CPUs And B550 Chipset Next Month

Since the launch of its Zen 2 architecture last summer, AMD’s done a good job of catering to a huge chunk of the desktop market. That even goes for the extreme high-end, as its 64-core Threadripper 3990X proves. If anything, it’s been the low-end that’s been vying for some attention, so it’s…..

Published on April 22, 2020
AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3 Packaging

Maxon Announces Subscription-based Cinema 4D S22

Maxon has just announced the release of a brand-new Cinema 4D version: S22. Anyone familiar with C4D will likely notice the difference in naming right away. Going forward, the new subscriber-only version will be dubbed “S”, while the annual perpetual releases will still go by the “R” moniker. Overall, this move means…..

Published on April 20, 2020
Maxon Cinema 4D S22 Splash

NVIDIA Releases GameReady Driver Ahead Of Minecraft RTX Beta Release

If you’re a Minecraft fan who’s been craving some NVIDIA RTX infusion, we have some good news: the open beta begins tomorrow. In advance of the launch, NVIDIA has rolled-out a new GeForce GameReady driver that both optimizes for the game’s performance, as well as adds support for DLSS 2.0. If you…..

Published on April 15, 2020
Minecraft with RTX

AMD Launches Three New EPYC Processors Focused On Frequency & Cache

Since the launch of AMD’s second-gen EPYC last summer, the company’s done well to offer a wide variation of models to ensure that as many customer needs are accounted for as possible. Of course, there’s always room for even more, because you can never perfectly accommodate everyone – only as many as…..

Published on April 15, 2020
AMD EPYC Second-gen Servers

ASUS & ASRock Release New BIOSes To Enable 14Gbps Memory Speeds On Radeon 5600 XT

The launch of the Radeon RX 5600 XT earlier this year was rather interesting, or perhaps the better word is “confusing”. That was the case at least for us, because we couldn’t quite tell for certain which specs these models were meant to launch with. While many cards launched with 12Gbps memory,…..

Published on April 15, 2020
ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 5600 XT

Older Entries

Newer Entries