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Crucial Enters The NVMe Arena With New P1 SSD Series

Posted on October 16, 2018 5:53 PM by Rob Williams
Crucial P1 NVMe SSD

SATA-based SSDs are an easy choice if the option is between one and mechanical storage, but at this point in time, it feels like NVMe has become ubiquitous in this space. If you build a PC today, there’s really no reason not to opt for the faster storage, as long as the…..

We’re Trying To Automate All The Things (Or At Least Our Benchmarking)

Posted on October 16, 2018 5:22 PM by Rob Williams
TGBench Generated Quadro P6000 Results

As of this moment, Techgage is thirteen-and-a-half years old, which means we’ve been posting performance reviews for about just as long. It seems neat to have been doing this for over a decade, but at the same time, I feel like an idiot for waiting until 2018 before I decided to explore…..

NVIDIA Launches Its Third Turing GeForce: RTX 2070 8GB

Posted on October 16, 2018 4:20 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX

NVIDIA has today launched its third Turing-based GeForce GPU, the RTX 2070. As notable as the launch is, it seems to be a quiet one, with NVIDIA itself keeping mum about it on social media (from what I can tell, at least). It’s also a launch that broke tradition and didn’t see…..

Winamp To Receive Minor Update This Week, Major Update Next Year

Posted on October 15, 2018 7:46 PM by Rob Williams
Winamp

A couple of weeks ago, I shared news to our social channels of the Internet Archive’s effort to pay homage to the legendary music player Winamp. With “Webamp”, the Archive created a verbatim recreation of the classic Winamp 2.x, and even allows you to set one of 5,000+ equally classic skins that…..

Coming Soon To An Adobe Dimension CC Install Near You: NVIDIA RTX Support

Posted on October 15, 2018 7:02 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Dimension Logo

Where content creation is concerned, Adobe is one of the first names to come to most minds. The company’s software portfolio is almost jaw-dropping, and as a newbie, it can seem daunting figuring out which application is used for which purpose. As an experienced Adobe user, chances are that multiple Adobe applications…..

Intel Announces i9-9900K With Soldered TIM & Unlocked 28-Core Xeon

Posted on October 8, 2018 2:08 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel 9th Gen i9-9900K Box And Silicon Feature

In one of the latest in worst-kept secrets in the tech industry, Intel will be releasing its 9th generation Core-series processors, with the flagship i9-9900K being the first CPU in a very long time, to come with a soldered IHS. It seems competition has finally pushed Intel over the edge and forced…..

Say Goodbye To 802.11ax – Say Hello To Wi-Fi 6

Posted on October 4, 2018 7:54 PM by Jamie Fletcher
D-Link AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

Wireless naming standards are often a trip hazard for those not familiar with the industry. If you don’t keep up with the latest technology, trying to tell the difference between 802.11ac, 802.11n, a/b/g, and soon ax standards, can get pretty complicated. It’s hard to know which is the fastest or latest; letters…..

Luxion Releases KeyShot 8: Introducing Image Styles, Cutaways & Much More

Posted on October 3, 2018 12:12 PM by Rob Williams
KeyShot 8

The fine folks at Luxion have just released the next major version of their popular KeyShot design tool, and as a rabid benchmarker, I look forward to diving into 8 very soon. I’ve actually been hunkered down the past couple of weeks working on an automation suite, so I am hoping to…..

Synology’s Single-bay DS119j NAS Priced At Just $99

Posted on October 2, 2018 5:02 PM by Rob Williams
Synology DS119j $99 NAS - Angle

The market has no shortage of high-end NAS boxes – those with beefy processors, lots of memory, and as we’re seeing more and more, 10Gbps Ethernet. While the high-end is well taken care of though, the low-end side seems to have been largely ignored, and when I say low-end, I mean lower-end…..

Sony Gives Into Fan Pressure, Opens Fortnite Cross-play On PlayStation

Posted on September 26, 2018 12:46 PM by Rob Williams
Fortnite

In a move that could only be described as “earth-shattering”, Sony has decided to suck things up and let its beloved PlayStation platform finally join in on cross-play Fortnite fun. Up until this point, anyone playing Fortnite on PlayStation were glued to that platform – unless they wanted to create two separate…..

Have Cheat Codes In Single Player Games Been Replaced By In-app Purchases?

Posted on September 26, 2018 9:48 AM by Rob Williams
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Cheat Codes

If in-app purchases were physical objects, we’d be tripping over them everywhere we went in our daily lives. If we’re talking AAA titles, it’s probably easier to find a game that has them than one that doesn’t. Even games that can barely justify having IAPs can have them – like single player…..

HyperX Releases FURY RGB SATA & Savage Exo Portable USB SSDs

Posted on September 24, 2018 1:18 PM by Rob Williams
HyperX FURY RGB SSD

HyperX has today released two new products that both revolve around flash memory but cater to different audiences (or at least use cases). At the forefront is an SSD that we first saw announced by the company earlier this year, and yes, it’s an SSD that has RGBs on tap (as if…..

Possible Upcoming Polaris Radeon Refresh Spotted In Linux Kernel Update

Posted on September 24, 2018 11:45 AM by Rob Williams

With NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX graphics cards now in the market, heads are once again turning towards AMD – what’s next for big red? Well, it seems pretty obvious that the Radeon team isn’t going to be able to counter Turing GeForce that soon, but it can still compete with Pascal of…..

NCIX & Newegg Prove That Etailers Generally Don’t Care About Customer Protection

Posted on September 21, 2018 12:33 PM by Rob Williams
NCIX Breach - Hard Drives

This news broke earlier this week, but I feel it’s important enough to make sure that it’s seen by as many eyeballs as possible. It’s a story that highlights just how haphazardly your data can be handled by etail companies, even if there are assurances that security is at the forefront of…..

UL’s 3DMark Gets New Benchmarks For Ray Tracing & Always Connected PCs

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
3dmark-night-raid

3DMark is doing its annual benchmark refresh and moving in the expected direction of including a new ray tracing benchmark, built on top of Microsoft’s DirectX RT API. To cater to more mainstream systems, another new benchmark, Night Raid, will be built around testing integrated graphics processors, low power devices, and always…..

AMD Releases Ryzen 5 2500X & Ryzen 3 2300X CPUs For OEM & SI Partners

Posted on September 10, 2018 2:19 PM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Ryzen 3 CPU Box

In an announcement that came out of nowhere, AMD is announcing the availability of two new CPUs in its second generation Ryzen processors, with the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X. What’s somewhat surprising is that these two chips will be limited to OEM and System Integrators only. The chips in…..

NVIDIA’s GeForce 399.24 Driver Brings Ansel & Highlights To Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Posted on September 10, 2018 12:55 PM by Rob Williams
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The next Lara Croft-infused adventure comes to us in the form of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on September 14, and based on all that Ubisoft Montreal and Square Enix have shown us, it could prove to be one of the best games in the entire series – and not only because…..

AMD Announces Athlon 200GE APUs & 2nd-Gen Ryzen Pro CPUs

Posted on September 6, 2018 9:56 AM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Athlon PRO Thumbnail

AMD is kicking off its refresh of the now budget branded Athlon CPUs, built around the very successful Zen architecture CPU, and introduces Vega graphics to the package for some gaming on the cheap APUs. On top of this is also the launch of the 2nd generation Ryzen PRO CPUs for businesses.…..

AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Hits Store Shelves Today

Posted on August 31, 2018 2:32 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950WX Packaging

It might be a little depressing that we’re leaving summer behind to head into September, but AMD has some good news to lighten the mood: its 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is now available. As promised, it’s priced at $899, which is $100 less than the 1950X’s original price tag when it launched…..

Lenovo Unveils First Snapdragon 850 Always-on Notebook: 13.3-inch Yoga C630

Posted on August 31, 2018 10:46 AM by Rob Williams
Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS Snapdragon Notebook - Angle

We’ve talked a lot about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon always-on notebooks in the past, but there’s one word we’re somehow only discovering just now: nomophobia. That’s the fear of being without your mobile device, either because it was plucked from your grasp, or because the battery finally gave up on life. I shouldn’t be…..

Valve Releases Free Version Of CS: GO For Offline Play & GOTV Viewing

Posted on August 31, 2018 12:58 AM by Rob Williams
FACEIT Major London 2018

In just a couple of weeks, the second Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive of the year is set to go down in London. This is going to be the first Major to be held by FACEIT, and like before, it follows a 24-team format, and has $1,000,000 up for grabs. Given that this…..

4K Gaming Gets A 144Hz FreeSync Boost With Acer’s Nitro XV273K 27″ Monitor

Posted on August 29, 2018 1:23 PM by Rob Williams
Acer Nitro XV273K 4K 144Hz Monitor

At Berlin’s ongoing IFA event, Acer has a massive portfolio of new product to talk about, but the new model that speaks to me most is the Nitro XV273K, a 4K monitor that joins the small collection of 144Hz panels available. Months ago, both Acer and ASUS launched G-SYNC 4K/144 monitors, which…..

Blue Yeti Scaled Down: Yeti Nano An Attractive Full-Featured $99 Desktop Microphone

Posted on August 29, 2018 11:54 AM by Rob Williams
Blue Yeti Nano

Wanting a product because it’s “cute” is probably one of the worst reasons to haul out the credit card, but Blue’s Yeti Nano speaks to me. Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, I’ve been using Blue’s full-sized Yeti for a while (two others on the Techgage team have one also),…..

AMD Launches Radeon Pro V340 Virtualization GPU, Supports Up To 32 Users Per Card

Posted on August 28, 2018 5:45 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro V340 Virtualized Graphics

Gamers might be getting anxious to hear more about an NVIDIA RTX-killer AMD might have in the pipe, but for now, it’s the enterprise market that’s enjoying the recent fruits of AMD’s labor. At this month’s SIGGRAPH, I was surprised to learn that AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo was still considered an active product,…..

Shadowgun War Games Brings Competitive CTF Action To Mobile (Next Year)

Posted on August 24, 2018 3:24 PM by Rob Williams
Shadowgun War Games

Since gaming coverage isn’t a big focus of ours, I didn’t stop by too many booths at this week’s Gamescom event to chat up the staff, but I made an exception for MADFINGER Games, makers of some of the best-looking action-filled mobile games on the planet. It all started with Shadowgun, a…..

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