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Quadro Experience Brings ShadowPlay, Ansel & FreeStyle To NVIDIA’s Pro GPUs

Posted on July 12, 2019 3:16 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro Experience

When NVIDIA introduced its GeForce Experience software in the spring of 2012, the company launched a platform which would house many neat graphics toys to come. That includes things like automatic configuration of your games, advanced recording of what’s on your screen, automatic driver downloads, and a really fun login system that…..

AMD’s RX 5700 & NVIDIA’s SUPER: What’s In Stock

Posted on July 11, 2019 6:26 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - Thumbnail

It’s been a very busy past week for the graphics card world, with NVIDIA launching its updated GeForce SUPER models last week, and AMD following-up this past Sunday with its Navi-based RX 5700. With days having passed since both sets of cards officially hit the market, we decided to make the rounds…..

RTX 2060 & 2070 SUPER Available, Driver Updates, And FrameView

Posted on July 9, 2019 7:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Thumb

Announced just last week and recently reviewed, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER will be hitting store shelves and rolled out for wider release. Vendor options including custom coolers will also be made available from the usual companies such as ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY, EVGA, and many more.. You can…..

AMD Lowers Radeon RX 5700 Series Pricing Ahead Of Launch

Posted on July 5, 2019 7:45 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card 4

We’re only days away from one of the biggest launches AMD has ever put together, involving both its Zen 2-based processors, and Navi-based Radeon graphics cards. That’s not to mention the updated AM4 platform with X570, which debuts things like PCIe 4.0 to gamers and creators. It’s without question an exciting time…..

Need A Cheap Game To Play? Here’s Some Steam Summer Sale Suggestions

Posted on July 4, 2019 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Deus Ex Mankind Divided

With summer beginning to make itself known for many, the time is right to figure out how to spend those evenings chilling after a day of being out in the sun (right?). Naturally, Steam’s annual Summer Sale comes at just about the right time, because no matter your budget, you’re going to…..

PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs Start Popping Up At Retail, Boasting ~5GB Read Speeds

Posted on July 4, 2019 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Sabrent Gen4 PCIe NVMe SSD

As has been well publicized up to this point, AMD’s going to be launching both its Ryzen 3000-series processors and updated AM4 platform next week. With it is going to come the first opportunity for enthusiasts to jump on the next-generation of PCIe devices utilizing the 4.0 bus. As we explored in…..

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 3200, ProViz Optimization For $199

Posted on July 2, 2019 1:45 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 Workstation Graphics Card

In our post about NVIDIA’s GeForce SUPER cards earlier today, we mentioned that the GPU release season is starting to heat-up. We didn’t expect anything ProViz-wise to come out ahead of SIGGRAPH, but since NVIDIA decided to rain on Radeon’s parade today, it seems like AMD wanted to have the last word,…..

NVIDIA Launches SUPER Variants Of RTX 2060 & 2070, 2080 SUPER To Come Soon

Posted on July 2, 2019 12:40 PM by Rob Williams

As many of us are settling into some beautiful weather, AMD and NVIDIA have decided to give us reason to stay indoors, with the release of some new graphics cards. AMD’s cards are coming next week, and in typical fashion, NVIDIA has decided to rain on Radeon’s well-publicized parade by launching its…..

WD & Toshiba Lose 6 Exabytes Of NAND Due To Power Outage

Posted on July 1, 2019 11:46 AM by Rob Williams
WD Black SN750 SSD

Power outages are a constant threat in our lives, sometimes striking at the most inopportune moment. We actually encountered this yesterday night, while two PCs were in full benchmark mode, and another was busy compiling performance data. In our case, the outage was inconvenient, especially on the office PC that had a…..

Steam’s Summer Sale Competition Leads To Confusion, Wishlist Culling

Posted on June 28, 2019 5:57 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Summer Sale 2019 Grand Prix

There are few sales that could be called “legendary”, but Steam’s annual summer event may earn it. While Steam has many sales throughout the year, the summer version is the one where the entire store seems to experience discounts – and usually the best ones of the year. This year’s event is…..

DisplayPort 2.0 Powered By Thunderbolt? 80Gbps For 8K Monitors

Posted on June 27, 2019 5:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
DsiplayPort Logo

Display interfaces are not exactly the sort of tech people love to talk to friends about, but they are important none the less. For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen slow increments with DisplayPort and HDMI. With 4K displays and the desire for higher framerates too, we keep exceeding the…..

Corsair Releases $40 HS35 Gaming Headset, Includes Removable Mic & On-ear Volume Control

Posted on June 27, 2019 4:28 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair HS35 Gaming Headset - Angle View

It’s impossible to deny that it’s fun writing about high-end PC gear, but the truth is, the bottom of some product stacks hide some real treasures. Enter Corsair’s new HS35, a gaming headset that costs just $40, has an adjustable mic and ear cups, on-ear volume and mute control, and, if it…..

beyerdynamic Begins Shipping LAGOON ANC Noise-canceling Wireless Headphones

Posted on June 26, 2019 6:14 PM by Rob Williams
beyerdynamic LAGOON ANC Angle View

The market has no shortage of active noise-canceling headphones, but it can be argued that there is a lack of “great” ones. And, it’s true. It seems like every ANC solution has at least one obvious caveat, but fortunately, they’re all typically good at getting a decent job done in both audio…..

Canonical Backtracks On Pulling Of 32-bit Libraries… For Now

Posted on June 25, 2019 5:34 PM by Rob Williams
Ubuntu 19.04 File Manager and Ubuntu Software

Over the weekend, there was a huge uproar in the Linux community aimed towards Canonical and its decision to pull support for 32-bit libraries. In our post, we mentioned that Canonical’s mind seemed made up, but sometimes, the unexpected happens. It certainly did in this case, as the Ubuntu developer has said…..

AMD Hosting Radeon ProRender Competition Until End Of July

Posted on June 25, 2019 4:33 PM by Rob Williams
James Lawley ProRender Render

AMD has been keeping busy on the ProViz side of things over the past couple of years, even going as far as releasing its own ray tracing plugin for everyone’s consumption. In the three years ProRender has been available, AMD’s expanded its reach to 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, Cinema 4D, SolidWorks, Creo,…..

A Look At Our Tests Ahead Of More CPU & Gaming GPU Reviews

Posted on June 24, 2019 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
MAXON Cinema 4D R20

With so many products launching in the near future, and even more that are¬†rumored to launch, we figured¬†we’d take a few minutes to give an update on what we’ve been up to, and what we have in store for the near-future. The past couple of weeks have been dominated by both travel…..

Raspberry Pi 4 Released – New CPU, Supports USB 3.0 and 4GB of RAM

Posted on June 24, 2019 7:05 AM by Jamie Fletcher
The New Raspberrry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced its latest update on the venerable Pi, with the launch of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. It promises desktop like performance comparable to x86 PCs, and includes a bunch of modern technologies, bringing it out of being strictly an educational device, to something that can be…..

Canonical’s Decision To Drop 32-Bit Support In Ubuntu Upsets The Linux Gaming Community

Posted on June 22, 2019 2:07 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Under Linux

The future of Linux gaming sure is going to be interesting, as Canonical has announced this week that it’s going to be scrapping 32-bit support with Ubuntu 19.10. This was something considered last year, and clearly, even after all of the debate about whether or not it should happen, Canonical feels it’s…..

What Classic Games Do You Want To See Infused With Ray Tracing?

Posted on June 22, 2019 11:37 AM by Rob Williams
Quake II RTX - Blaster Lit Environment

Just after Computex, NVIDIA released Quake II RTX, a new take on the classic that infuses ray tracing into the engine. The result is pretty impressive, with the real-time lighting effect delivering believable, and perhaps more immersive, environments. Of course, ray tracing isn’t light on computation (pun intended), so the faster your…..

PCIe 6.0 Specification Slated For Release In 2021

Posted on June 18, 2019 7:50 PM by Rob Williams
PCI-SIG PCIe 6 Announcement

Five months ago (to the day), we explored what PCIe 4.0 and its 5.0 successor will bring to the table in terms of raw bandwidth. At the time, it felt funny talking about 5.0 when 4.0 wasn’t even been commercially available to regular consumers yet, but that’s the way tech goes sometimes.…..

You Should Go Claim Borderlands 2’s (Currently Free) Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC

Posted on June 16, 2019 2:13 PM by Rob Williams
Borderlands 2 Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary

The gaming world has been incredibly busy this past week, with a countless number of new announcements brought about at E3. Ahead of the event, Gearbox gave us a surprise launch of brand-new Borderlands 2 DLC, called Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary. With Borderlands 3 slated to launch this September,…..

A Lot Of Great Change Is Coming To Destiny 2, Including A Free-To-Play Version

Posted on June 14, 2019 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

This fall is going to be an important one for Destiny 2, and if you’ve found yourself ignoring the series for the last while, you may want to pay attention to what’s coming. All told, the game is going to be launching a free version, make a move from Blizzard to Steam,…..

Corona Renderer 4 For 3ds Max Released: Introduces Caustics, Multiple Lighting Environments Support

Posted on June 14, 2019 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Local Store

Development on Corona Renderer has only seemed to pick up since Render Legion was acquired by Chaos Group a few years ago. Today, the resulting company is now known as Chaos Czech, and its latest update for 3ds Max has just dropped. Now versioned 4, the new Corona Renderer introduces a lot…..

NVIDIA Could Release Its GeForce SUPER Series In Mid-July

Posted on June 13, 2019 8:47 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition

Ahead of this week’s E3, it seemed really likely that NVIDIA would be unveiling a new GeForce series called “SUPER” at the event, but as it happens, that didn’t happen. Word is that some people got briefed at the event, but since we bowed out of Los Angeles right after AMD’s Next…..

Corsair Releases NIGHTSWORD RGB & Ambidextrous M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mice

Posted on June 13, 2019 4:40 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse

It might just be our perception, but it feels like this year’s E3 has been a lot more PC gaming-focused than recent ones. Even Corsair is now getting in on the fun, having announced two brand-new gaming mice that cater to a wide-range of gamers. To start, we have the NIGHTSWORD RGB,…..

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