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Dell EMC Releases Trio Of AMD EPYC Infused PowerEdge Servers

Posted on February 6, 2018 1:04 PM by Rob Williams
Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425, R7415 & R6415 (Top to Bottom)

AMD has enjoyed good momentum in the server market since it began its EPYC journey last summer, but today, the company’s enterprise clout has been given a sweet boost with news that Dell EMC is releasing three PowerEdge servers sporting the best tech AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has to offer. The three SKUs…..

SK Hynix Opens Up GDDR6 Sales To Its Partners

Posted on February 6, 2018 11:53 AM by Rob Williams
SK Hynix Logo

It’s still not clear when the first GDDR6-equipped graphics cards will hit the market, but we at least now know that they’re kind of en route at this point. SK Hynix, a company that was one of the first out the door with HBM2, has just updated its catalog to reflect the fact that GDDR6…..

Broadcom Continues To Chase After Qualcomm, Decides To Pony Up $121 Billion

Posted on February 5, 2018 4:50 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm 5G Discussion At Tech Summit 2016

Since it made its original offer in December, Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) hasn’t taken its sights off of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). In fact, the company has only become more aggressive, tackling the acquisition from every angle to convince audiences that it’d work out. The offer in December was valued at $70 per share,…..

Final Fantasy XV PC Benchmark Found To Exhibit A Few Flaws

Posted on February 4, 2018 10:07 AM by Rob Williams
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition

Late last week, Square Enix released a Final Fantasy XV benchmarking tool, and for many reasons, fans had reason to be excited. FFXV isn’t just going to be the best-looking FF game on PC, it could become one of the most visually stunning games, ever. HDR can help with that, along with…..

Samsung Launches 860 PRO and 860 EVO SATA SSDs

Posted on January 24, 2018 1:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung 860 EVO 4TB

Samsung has just hard launched a long-awaited update to its venerable 850 PRO and 850 EVO solid-state drives. Although the 850 series received several changes in its 3.5 year span on the market, the 860 family introduces an updated Samsung MJX controller, 64-layer V-NAND, and LPDDR4 DRAM. Thanks to the adoption of…..

Synology Releases Moments, Drive, And Office Apps To Its Package Center

Posted on January 18, 2018 1:20 PM by Greg King

Synology, a company well-known for its NAS devices and the DSM operating system that runs on top of them, announced the official release of three major packages on its Package Center marketplace.  The three, Drive, Office, and Moments, look to help customers change the way they store, organize, share and secure their…..

HTC’s VR Platform Goes Pro & Wireless With New Vive

Posted on January 10, 2018 7:41 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HTC Vive Pro HMD

The new Vive Pro from HTC is quite the refinement of the top-tier VR solution. It fixes some of the issues that were brought up by many people, as well as enhances existing functions, and even adding a few more features. The Vive Pro still looks like the familiar Vive, but there…..

HyperX Launches New Wireless Cloud Headset & RGB Infused Keyboard & Mouse

Posted on January 10, 2018 6:32 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HyperX Cloud Flight Feature

The Cloud headsets from Kingston’s gaming division, HyperX, have revitalized the gaming audio industry. Instead of going with style over substance with big plastic enclosures and BassBoostMegaExtreme 8.0 technology, HyperX went with a more sane solution of ‘make it sound good’. The end result worked so well, plenty of other manufacturers ended…..

NZXT Announces Its First Motherboard – The N7 Z370

Posted on January 9, 2018 10:32 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NZXT N7 Z370 Motherboard Faceplate Color Options

NZXT makes everything around a computer. It has a diverse range of chassis designs, fans, liquid coolers, even smart fan controllers – they’ve even got power supplies. What was completely unexpected was treading into new territory, not with peripherals like keyboards and mice, but with a motherboard. Specifics around the board are…..

Western Digital’s Wireless Passport SSD, And Super-Small Flash Drives

Posted on January 9, 2018 8:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
WD My Passport Wireless SSD Charging Phone

More storage solutions at CES 2018, this time from WD and by extension, SanDisk. The two flash-based products are being geared towards mobility and for use with drones, which means durability and speed are the main factors to consider. With Internet access being common too, private clouds are also a focus with…..

Lenovo’s Standalone VR Headset – The Mirage Solo With Qualcomm Snapdragon VR

Posted on January 9, 2018 2:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Lenovo Mirage Solo & Mirage Camera With Qualcomm Snapdragon VR

In keeping with the Lenovo and Qualcomm partnership, a standalone headset is coming, called the Mirage Solo. This headset is one of a new generation of Google Daydream powered standalone devices, built around Qualcomm’s reference design using the Snapdragon 835 VR platform. This follows on from previous announcements about reference designs and…..

NVIDIA Showcases Freestyle, Ansel Update, And Big F***** Gaming Displays

Posted on January 8, 2018 9:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA 65-inch BFGD KV Display

How would you like a 65-inch, 4K display with G-Sync, HDR and 120Hz refresh rate? That’s what NVIDIA calls a Big F***** Gaming Display… sorry, excuse me, that’s Big Format Gaming Display, or BFGD. No, we’re not kidding… Leveraging partners with monitor experience already, NVIDIA is creating yet another new format/standard of…..

Lenovo Puts Qualcomm To Work With ARM-Powered Windows 10 Notebooks

Posted on January 8, 2018 8:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 Windows 10 Qualcomm Snapdragon

Just recently, before the holidays kicked off, Qualcomm, the creator of the venerable Snapdragon SoC found in nearly all flagship smartphones, officially announced its bright future inside Windows 10 notebooks and mobile devices. At the time, Lenovo had no product on hand, but was a listed partner. Here at CES 2018, we…..

Seagate Releases Drone Storage, Rugged Drives, And Mobile Storage With Built-In Battery

Posted on January 8, 2018 5:10 PM by Jamie Fletcher
DJI CoPilot Right Hi-Res

Storage is one thing we seem to never have enough of. With higher resolution video going from 720p, to 1080p, to 4K, 3D VR and 360 degree, 24, to 30 to 60 to 120 frames per second, more and more storage is needed. But quantity is only half the problem, it’s also…..

Corsair Announces New ‘Unplug And Play’ Wireless Gaming Peripherals

Posted on January 8, 2018 5:00 PM by Greg King
Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

With one day to go until the official start of CES 2018, companies have wasted little time in getting in their early-year announcements.  We saw NVIDIA continue their push into the autonomous driving market last night and today, Corsair had a collection of impressive wireless gaming peripherals. Powered by what Corsair is…..

Corsair Unveils Hydro PRO Coolers, Carbide SPEC-OMEGA Chassis & Mammoth AX1600i PSU

Posted on January 8, 2018 4:38 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO AIO CPU Cooler

Whether you’re looking to upgrade or build a new PC, or simply happen to be a peripheral freak, Corsair pretty much has you covered this CES. We’re tackling peripherals in another post, so for this one, I am going to focus on the components that Corsair announced outside of its press briefing.…..

NVIDIA Goes On Autopilot – Teaches Uber & Volkswagen To Drive Themselves With Pegasus & Xavier

Posted on January 8, 2018 1:15 AM by Jamie Fletcher

Over the last couple of years, NVIDIA’s push for automotive AI has been, to put it politely, extreme. At pretty much every single press event, it’s making headlines with its DRIVE systems, super power efficient SoCs, and a huge emphasis on AI. At the beginning of CES 2018, today is no different.…..

AMD’s 2018 Roadmap For Zen+, Desktop & Mobile APUs, Vega On 7nm

Posted on January 8, 2018 12:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Ryzen Mobile APU Held By Dr Lisa Su

At a pre-CES 2018 keynote, AMD briefed members of the press and media about how far its come over the last year with the successful launch of the Zen and Vega architectures, and what it plans to do over the next year, including a number of earlier-than-anticipated surprises. To call Ryzen a…..

Dell Announces The New XPS 13 In The Run-up To CES 2018

Posted on January 4, 2018 10:00 AM by Greg King
Dell XPS 13 Alpine White & Rose Gold

With only five days to go until the start of CES 2018, Dell is wasting no time in making its own announcements. Using CES 2012 to unveil its original XPS 13, Dell is using this CES to usher in a reimagining of the notebook. Taking a cue from the fashion industry, where…..

First Post 1.0 Update To PUBG Released, Aims To Alleviate Rubber-banding Issues

Posted on December 27, 2017 1:30 PM by Nate Williams
PUBG Miramir Map

A couple of weeks ago, PUBG‘s 1.0 version was released, to some huge fanfare. That fanfare died down a bit after launch, due to a number of bugs that remained in the game (and some that seemed to be added in). PUBG is still a really young game, and it shows. Its…..

The First 5G Specs Have Been Approved By 3GPP

Posted on December 22, 2017 1:02 PM by Rob Williams
5G Wireless Logo

A couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm gathered a few hundred press and analysts from around the globe and put them in the same room to talk about the company’s future. A huge part of that future involves 5G, and many at Qualcomm were excited to talk about the potential. It sure didn’t…..

AMD Releases Its Open Sourced Vulkan API Graphics Driver For Linux

Posted on December 22, 2017 11:02 AM by Rob Williams
AMD PAL Implementation

A little over a week ago, we wrote about AMD’s plans to deliver an open source Vulkan driver for Linux. Today, that driver has risen to the surface as AMDVLK, allowing any distro maintainer the ability to grab and compile the code for inclusion. If you’re a regular end-user wanting to test…..

Love ASUS’ Republic of Gamers Products? There’s A New Rewards Program For You!

Posted on December 18, 2017 12:52 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS ROG Elite Rewards Thumb

Rewards programs in the PC hardware world are far from uncommon, so it’s a little surprising that ASUS hasn’t had one on offer by this point already. Nonetheless, if you’re a Republic of Gamers fan, and either regularly purchase RoG components or at least lust over them, ASUS’ new “Elite Rewards” (available…..

Companies Need To Stop Releasing Top-end Components With Poor Cooling Capabilities

Posted on December 18, 2017 11:41 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA TITAN V Feature Image

Our friends over at Gamers Nexus have been playing around with their new NVIDIA TITAN V graphics card a lot, to the point where if the card had feelings, it’d undoubtedly feel violated. As per usual with a top-end card, Steve’s decided to take the stock cooler off, and make his own…..

Apple Launches Latest iMac Pro With AMD’s Radeon Pro RX Vega For Premium 8K Video Editing

Posted on December 14, 2017 5:48 PM by Rob Williams
Apple iMac Pro (2017)

When Apple took the veil off of its latest iMac Pros earlier this year, it made no secrets about AMD taking on the graphics duties, with its RX Vega series. Apple has touted the use of these GPUs in its latest desktop workstation the same way AMD has: it’s all about high-end…..

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