Being one of the most notable game developers in existence, Blizzard often finds itself in the news, but these past few weeks have been a bit rough, to say the least. The company’s handling of matters relating to Hong Kong protests sure could have been better, with many fans still swearing off…..
CPUs and GPUs tend to get the lion’s share of enthusiast attention, but some companies have been working hard to make sure that memory remains interesting. Last week, Corsair released a super-fast DDR4-5000 kit, which featured modest timings (for the speed) of 18-26-26. As of last week, that kit cost an impressive…..
A growing complaint we’ve seen from enthusiasts around the web over the past few years is that our graphics drivers have too much bloat. In some cases, it’s true – both AMD and NVIDIA will install features that most users won’t be taking advantage of. While those features don’t necessarily mean anything…..
Both AMD and Intel are set to launch new CPUs next month, and while there have been no mysteries about what Intel’s next Core X-series chips are going to be bringing to the table, AMD has kept largely mum on its next Threadrippers. What we do know for sure is that the…..
In a massive update, Internet Archive has added over 2,500 DOS games to its database, and all of them (with varying success) can be played right inside of your browser. The fact that we said “added” is important, because while that number would be impressive on its own, the current actual overall…..
World of Tanks is one of the most popular online games going right now, so it’s notable that it’s soon going to embrace advanced ray tracing – so soon, in fact, that the test can be snagged from the official site right now. Using the enCore RT engine, this WoT update primarily…..
When Corsair acquired Origin PC in July, it immediately quelled the fear that its own prebuilt models would be impacted. Today, we’re seeing proof of the company’s commitment to its PC lines, with five new configurations being released. While Corsair has a number of different ONE models, it’s important to note that…..
When NVIDIA first unveiled its RTX ray tracing feature, most people looked to the future, and envisioned what the technology could mean for improving upcoming titles. But while we were dreaming about what upcoming games could do with it, NVIDIA showed us that old games could be vastly improved with the tech,…..
It’s been an interesting week for Intel so far, and it’s only just begun. Yesterday, German tech site HardwareLUXX reported that Intel would be shelving its 10nm desktop processor ambitions, meaning we’d only ever be seeing the chips in notebooks or similar devices. As an observer of Intel’s 10nm journey, it’s unfortunately…..
You may find it hard to get excited about memory compared to some other components, but companies haven’t seemed to slow down on the production of fancier kits, and more importantly, faster kits. We’ve even seen overclocking records continue to be broken, such as with Toppc’s G.SKILL DDR4-6000 overclock we talked about…..
Since its launch eight years ago, Adobe’s Creative Cloud application has changed seemingly little. It’s always acted as a hub for installing the software Adobe licenses, like Photoshop and Illustrator, but over the years, it’s been iterated upon to deliver additional useful features and resources. That includes a section to brush up…..
With a new update set to drop in a couple of weeks, Valve is going to be adding online support for any multiplayer game that’s tagged as local co-op, local multiplayer, or split-screen. The best part? Only one person needs to own the game, but with the caveat that the same person…..
The past week has been pretty eye-opening for anyone following along with the massive amount of protesting that’s going on in Hong Kong, all supporting the fight for democracy. China has proven multiple times over that it has no patience when it comes to others not slinking around its draconian laws, and…..
Following-up on the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to the PC, Rockstar today has piled on even more information about what to expect. Part of that revolves around the goodies that the PC version in particular is bringing to the table, so if you’ve been waiting for juicy information,…..
After lingering in the rumor mill for some time, AMD has officially launched its Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X processors. But – there’s a catch. Both of these SKUs are targeted strictly at the OEM and system integrator market, so chances are good that you’ll never find either of these…..
We’ve covered ModMics for a while now, and have seen the product change over time. Today marks some new arrivals into the product stack at Antlion Audio with the ModMic USB and ModMic Uni, as it attempts to simplify its product range, and at the same time fixes some of the last…..
Following a bit of a wait, Noctua has finally launched its anticipated chromax.black coolers, painted in a sleek black with no RGB to be found anywhere. We first saw an iteration on these coolers at last year’s Computex, and the reason for their existence is simple: not everyone loves the beige/brown color…..
Sony has announced that the next-gen PlayStation will be launching in time for Holiday 2020, and that it will officially be called PlayStation 5. While the name choice is unsurprising, it’s refreshing at the same time, since some other companies forego consistency for seemingly superfluous reasons. Microsoft is arguably guilty of it…..
Last week, Intel unveiled its new Core X series of CPUs, something that should have happened today if not for certain websites taking it upon themselves to spoil each and every launch. While the Core X update is one of the biggest news items in this latest bundle, there’s also new Xeon…..
AMD is making available the next installment in its Radeon Navi GPU rollout with the release of the RX 5500 series. These GPUs will be first Navi GPUs to be released to the mobile market, as well as desktops. These GPUs will be released straight-to-AIB products, meaning no reference design restrictions, so companies…..
It’s almost hard to believe, but it’s true: Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to the PC. For some Rockstar fans, this announcement is a little bittersweet, since the original RDR never came to PC, despite an immense outpouring of support from fans. Nonetheless, PC gamers who’ve been unable to play the…..
The idea seems so simple: to let gamers play against (or with) each other regardless of the platform they’re on. Wide cross-play support has been a long time coming, but it really didn’t start to take off in a big way until a couple of years ago. In 2017, we wrote about…..
We’ve already talked about Microsoft’s announcements revolving around updated Surface Pro and Surface Laptop models, but that’s far from where the company’s reveals have ended. At its New York press event, Surface creator Panos Panay said that he and the company didn’t know how to even talk about the Surface Neo and…..
Microsoft’s Surface series has received one heck of a shot in the arm today. The company has managed to not only launch a big collection of new products, but have every single one of them demand attention. Let’s tackle the new laptops, starting with the Surface Laptop 3: The latest Surface Laptop…..
In a somewhat surprise announcement from Intel, details on its next range of HEDT processors have been released. Cascade Lake-X is an update to the long-running Skylake-based architecture, and is in large part an incremental update. It has many of the security protections and mitigations implemented, higher frequencies, more memory capacity, and…..