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Time-limited Content Can Make Playing Destiny 2 Feel Like Work

Posted on January 28, 2020 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep - Moon Surface

Following a hiatus of about two years, I returned to Destiny 2 about a month ago. Before that hiatus, I found myself bored beyond belief in a game I expected to unreasonably love. I put many hundreds of hours into the original Destiny, and while I churned through a year worth of…..

Report Suggests Red Dead Redemption 2 More Than Doubled Sales Once It Launched On Steam

Posted on January 24, 2020 2:55 PM by Rob Williams
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Shootout

Ever since Epic launched its game store, the company’s worked hard to make sure people flock to it with the help of free games, and exclusives. On the exclusives front, Borderlands 3 is one of the most major examples of a game that have helped many discover EGS, and will continue to…..

Corsair Adds AMD CPUs and GPUs To Its VENGEANCE PC Line

Posted on January 24, 2020 2:11 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair VENGEANCE 6182 - Side View

When we caught up with Corsair at CES a few weeks ago, we inquired whether or not AMD CPUs would be making an appearance in its PCs anytime soon. On display were not just the ONE PC and Origin PC’s own, but also Corsair’s VENGEANCE rigs. Unlike the ONE PC, which is…..

Own Goal: Psyonix To Kill Linux & macOS Support For Rocket League

Posted on January 23, 2020 5:40 PM by Rob Williams
Rocket League

There are many reasons to love Rocket League, but for PC gamers not using Windows, the game’s support of macOS and Linux has been one of the biggest ones. Most Rocket League history is filled with great vibes, because up to a point, it seemed like it was a series that couldn’t…..

AMD Releases Next Mid-range Navi: Radeon RX 5600 XT

Posted on January 21, 2020 10:20 AM by Rob Williams
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT

AMD has today released a new addition to its Radeon Navi lineup: RX 5600 XT. This mid-range offering slots in at $289 for the version we tested (Sapphire Pulse), which until the other day was a price point that settled itself a fair distance away from NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060. As usual,…..

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Is Well Worth Giving Another Shot

Posted on January 20, 2020 3:32 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Edge - Blank Page

When Microsoft released its Edge web browser alongside Windows 10 way back in 2015, I admit that there wasn’t even a single point in between then and the past week where I thought favorably of it. It’s not that I didn’t want to. Like many, I always used Edge as a secondary…..

AMD Rumored To Release ‘Big Navi’ At Computex

Posted on January 20, 2020 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 Chip

Over the weekend, we reported on the fact that AMD’s Lisa Su confirmed multiple times that “Big Navi” would be released in 2020. Today, leaker website VideoCardz is reporting on more specific information: Big Navi at Computex, and something else from NVIDIA before then. We were told NVIDIA will launch a new…..

PNY Releases Passively-cooled Quadro RTX 6000 & 8000 Graphics Cards

Posted on January 20, 2020 10:22 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro RTX Passive Thumbnail

As we’re working through more benchmarks to post our full look at NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card, we’re reminded that we forgot to talk about PNY’s recent release of passively-cooled Quadro RTX graphics cards – Quadro SKUs without video connectors. That’s not something we see everyday! Going all-in with passive cooling…..

ASUS Releases Bezel-free Monitor Kit, Currently Available For $110 On Amazon

Posted on January 18, 2020 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Bezel-free Monitor Kit

Two CESes ago, ASUS had an interesting product being shown off in its suite that caught many off-guard: a bezel-free monitor kit. In effect, it was a hunk of plastic that slipped in between two monitors in order to combine them; or, in other words: give the illusion that the bezel isn’t…..

AMD Expected To Release ‘Big Navi’ Radeon In 2020

Posted on January 18, 2020 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card 4

AMD announced its next mid-range GPU offering at CES, called Radeon 5600 XT. This card follows-up on another mid-range release from December, of the Radeon 5500 XT. With this duo of mid-range releases, many have been left wondering: where’s “Big Navi”? Well, according to AMD’s own Lisa Su, it’s going to be…..

Our Experiences With 360Hz Gaming At CES

Posted on January 18, 2020 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Gaming Monitor

At CES a couple of weeks ago, NVIDIA unveiled some forthcoming 360Hz G-SYNC monitors, allowing press who visited its suite at the Wynn to go hands-on with them. Before the event, I felt like the difference between 240Hz and 360Hz would be hard to spot, but fortunately for me, NVIDIA had a…..

NVIDIA Announces 360Hz Refresh G-SYNC Monitors For eSports

Posted on January 5, 2020 9:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA G-SYNC 360Hz Feature Image

With just a couple of days left to go until CES 2020 officially kicks off in Vegas, NVIDIA is starting early with a number of announcements to start giving people on a heads-up of what’s to come. One of the first things out the gate is a new series of G-SYNC certified,…..

Code In Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Hints At Future PC Release

Posted on January 3, 2020 1:55 PM by Greg King
Final Fantasy VII Remake (1)

It’s been long assumed that at some point, the massively anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake would break from its exclusive hold on PlayStation and grace the PC platform at some point. More than ever, it feels like the industry is accelerating towards treating the PC less as a side thing, and more of…..

OTOY To Preview Octane X For macOS With Intel & Radeon GPU Support Early This Year

Posted on January 1, 2020 8:09 PM by Rob Williams
OTOY Octane X Running on macOS

Last spring, we wrote about OTOY’s plans for reintroducing native hardware support in OctaneRender for macOS, something that implies support for AMD’s Radeon discrete GPUs, Intel’s integrated GPUs, as well as Apple’s Metal API. Currently, Octane users on Mac need to be glued to an older version of the operating system to retain the CUDA support that’s critical…..

Intel’s Core i9-10900K Rumored To Bring 25% More Cores, 5.2GHz Peak Clock Speed

Posted on January 1, 2020 4:55 PM by Nate Williams
Intel Core i9-9900KS Stock Image

Intel launched its 9th-gen Core i9-9900K in late 2018, so doesn’t it feel like we’re just about due for a replacement? Months ago, Intel delivered to market a 5GHz all-core Turbo Core i9-9900KS, but with the same number of cores as its predecessor, performance gains were pretty modest all-around. That did little to…..

EVGA Releases High-end SR-3 DARK Motherboard For Pairing With Intel’s 28-core Xeon W-3175X

Posted on December 31, 2019 2:55 PM by Greg King
EVGA SR-3 Dark Intel Xeon Motherboard

When AMD launched its latest Ryzen Threadripper series last month, we saw the introduction of a wide-range of supported motherboards that were not inexpensive. In fact, it wasn’t until we published our review that we even realized that the TRX40 board we tested with retailed for $849. Perhaps this is a new…..

Autodesk Releases Maya 2020 & Arnold Renderer 6 (With NVIDIA RTX On)

Posted on December 10, 2019 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Autodesk Maya 2019 and Arnold Renderer 6

After many years of fan anticipation, Autodesk has today released a brand-new Arnold Renderer that takes its GPU component out of beta. While Arnold 6 is introducing many other features, Arnold GPU coming out of beta denotes one important thing: that Autodesk is confident that the GPU renderer is effectively 1:1 with…..

AMD’s new Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Introduces Boost, New UI, And More

Posted on December 10, 2019 9:10 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Feature Image

As part of its annual release schedule, AMD is releasing its big software update for GPU drivers, Radeon Software. While there are monthly updates and hot-fixes released throughout the year, it’s towards the end of the year we get a big update. With the launch of the different Crimson and Adrenaline editions,…..

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 Day 1 Keynote

Posted on December 3, 2019 4:40 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform Gold Badge

In Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm is holding its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, where it gets to talk about all things Snapdragon, and the larger ecosystem for Qualcomm products. Its partners are lined up, ready to show off the latest products, and we the press get a chance to see what to expect in…..

What’s On Offer? Black Friday 2019

Posted on November 29, 2019 8:55 AM by Techgage Staff
Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-canceling Headphones

It’s that time of year again when retail giants battle it out for your hard-earned cash. It’s Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday, and the build-up the week before, and after, but when Christmas starts in July, it all blurs together really. In any case, we’ve been checking out some deals around…..

Blender 2.81 Releases With NVIDIA RTX And Intel Open Image Denoise Support

Posted on November 21, 2019 6:30 PM by Rob Williams
Blender 2.81

It’s hard to believe that after the super-long wait for Blender 2.80 to arrive, that version has become old hat, as 2.81 has just been released. As usual, we’ll work to integrate 2.81 into our suite as quickly as possible, so we can see how performance scales between versions. On the topic…..

AMD Brings Navi To ProViz With Radeon Pro W5700

Posted on November 19, 2019 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Thumbnail

Since AMD launched its Navi architecture in July, we’ve seen the release of the gaming-focused Radeon RX 5700, RX 5700 XT, and RX 5500, which was announced just a few weeks ago. Now, Navi has hit the workstation, with the first product coming to us in the form of the Radeon Pro…..

Upcoming Game Airplane Mode Lets You Sit In Coach For Six Hours

Posted on November 11, 2019 3:53 PM by Rob Williams
Airplane Mode Game

For some, flying is an absolute joy. You get to chill on a bus 30,000+ in the air while reflecting on a book, work, or whatever happens to be outside the window. For others, flying can feel more like an ordeal, where the thought of being stuck on a plane for six…..

Super Mario 64 Land Fan Game Released, Can Be Played In Any N64 Emulator

Posted on November 10, 2019 1:17 PM by Rob Williams
Super Mario 64 Land (2)

For about as long as video game emulation has existed, there have been fan hacks. Some of these hacks might be as simple as translating one language to another, while others could be more advanced, adjusting game rules and behavior. Then there are hacks that are more like entirely new games, such…..

Steam Beta Reveals Valve Is Planning To Expand To Cloud Gaming

Posted on November 9, 2019 12:58 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Client (Nov 2019)

When we started the year, we’re not sure anyone outside of Valve realized just how many quality updates would be hitting the Steam client throughout the year. Part of the sudden insurgence of new features could be due to the intense competition that’s come out of the woodwork – but whatever the…..

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