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Corsair Announces Its First Gaming Notebook: VOYAGER a1600

Posted on May 23, 2022 4:50 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair VOYAGER a1600 Notebook (Thumbnail)

For as long as it’s existed, Corsair has wanted to cater to gamers in every way possible, whether it’s by offering quality mice and keyboards, or even liquid cooling and power. In recent years, we’ve seen the company acquire some others that perfectly fit into the gamer ecosystem, including SCUF for gamepads,…..

AMD Announces Zen 4 Processors, AM5 Platform & New Notebooks At Computex 2022

Posted on May 23, 2022 3:45 PM by Rob Williams
AMD's Lisa Su Holding Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 Series Processor

While there are far fewer people attending in person this year, Computex has officially kicked off, and it’s already led to some intriguing announcements. So far, it seems to be AMD that’s hit the ground running the fastest, and perhaps even the hardest. The company’s major focus this year is on notebooks,…..

AMD Introduces Three Refreshed RDNA2 Radeons: RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT & RX 6950 XT

Posted on May 10, 2022 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT

Earlier this year, we saw AMD plug some remaining gaps in its RDNA2-based Radeon lineup, with the help of the low-end RX 6500 XT and RX 6400. Today, with warm summer months approaching in much of the world, the company clearly wanted to feel a little refreshed, as we have three speed-bumped…..

Intel’s Arc A370M Tested, Trades Blows With NVIDIA’s Mobile GeForce RTX 3050

Posted on May 9, 2022 2:15 PM by Rob Williams
MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo Notebook

As we covered back in March, Intel’s first Arc-based graphics cards have arrived – but only in mobile form, so far. From the get-go, we knew that it’d take a bit of time for the first notebooks equipped with Arc to actually hit the market, and around mid-April, we began to see…..

SCUF And Corsair Team Up With Coca-Cola To Release Limited Quantity Peripherals

Posted on May 2, 2022 5:08 PM by Rob Williams
SCUF and Corsair Coca-Cole Zero Sugar Byte Peripherals

SCUF is no stranger to partnerships, but its latest is undoubtedly the most carbonated one it’s ever had. This latest team-up is with Coca-Cola, which today launches a new soda to market called Byte. The company’s pushing pixels hard with this one, going as far to call it “pixel flavored”. We’re not…..

Embracer Group To Acquire Square Enix Montreal, Eidos Montreal And Crystal Dynamics

Posted on May 2, 2022 4:38 PM by Rob Williams
Deus Ex Mankind Divided

There have been some major acquisitions roaring through the gaming industry these past few years, and it appears that the onslaught of purchases isn’t going to stop until everyone is acquired. Today, it’s been announced that Embracer Group is going to lift Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics, off of…..

VESA Introduces Certification For Adaptive-Sync Displays

Posted on May 2, 2022 3:55 PM by Rob Williams
LG 27GP950 Gaming Monitor

Since the introduction of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC in late 2013, the benefits of improved frame syncing has become obvious – smooth gameplay without tearing is easy to like. Not too long after NVIDIA ushered G-SYNC in, AMD began pushing FreeSync, which itself graced many a monitor before long. Today, it’s not difficult to…..

Maxon Announces That Redshift Has (Finally) Gained Support For AMD Radeon GPUs

Posted on April 25, 2022 2:57 PM by Rob Williams
Maxon Redshift AMD Radeon PRO Support In Cinema 4D

Maxon has just announced an update involving something we’ve been waiting years to hear: support for AMD’s Radeon GPUs is being added to the company’s popular Redshift rendering software. For almost the entirety of Redshift’s life, support has exclusively revolved around NVIDIA’s CUDA (and OptiX), with support for Apple’s Metal added just…..

Craving A Steam Deck Performance Boost? Just Add A Discrete Graphics Card!

Posted on April 13, 2022 2:48 PM by Rob Williams
ETA Prime - Steam Deck 6900 XT

For a handful (no pun) of reasons, Valve’s Steam Deck is a seriously cool product. It enables quality gaming while on-the-go, and unlike many devices competing for the same consumer dollar, it provides a much more open platform that can allow users to get creative. Should they chose to, users could even…..

Adobe Supercharges Premiere Pro And After Effects With Frame.io Collaboration

Posted on April 12, 2022 1:16 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Premiere Pro - Frame.io Commenting

Adobe has today rolled out a number of big updates to its Premiere Pro and After Effects tools, with collaboration being one of the major focal points. With Frame.io, Adobe is allowing multiple users to effectively work on the same video project, with the ability to instantly share captured video, comment on…..

Intel Launches ‘World’s Fastest Desktop Processor’: The 5.5GHz Core i9-12900KS

Posted on March 29, 2022 6:10 PM by Rob Williams
On March 28, 2022, Intel launches the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-129

As we discovered in our look at Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors last fall, the company proved that it knew how to handle the renewed competition it was facing from AMD. Ultimately, the Alder Lake chips impressed us a lot more than we were expecting, and while the added ‘E’ (efficiency) cores left…..

NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, Offers More Cores & Higher Bandwidth

Posted on March 29, 2022 3:40 PM by Rob Williams
PNY XLR8 GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

When NVIDIA launched its GeForce RTX 3090 in 2020, it was hard to imagine that the company would find a way to release an even higher-end SKU – even though we knew that some cores were being left on the table. Well, after enjoying a long stay in Rumormill, the RTX 3090…..

SPECapc Releases CPU & GPU Benchmark For Autodesk’s 3ds Max 2020

Posted on March 23, 2022 3:55 PM by Rob Williams
SPECapc 3ds Max 2020 (Thumbnail)

SPEC has just released the latest iteration of its comprehensive 3ds Max benchmark, which covers a wide range of testing angles, and includes measurements for both the CPU and GPU. This update is the first we’ve seen since the 2015 launch, and while many of the tests remain identical, they’ve been updated…..

NVIDIA Launches New Workstation GPUs & Studio Driver At GTC

Posted on March 23, 2022 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA RTX Creator Laptop (Thumbnail)

At its ongoing GTC, NVIDIA’s revealed many new products and technologies revolving around AI and deep-learning, such as the flagship AI GPU, H100, built around the Hopper architecture. While AI’s dominated the show, it’s not been the only focus. NVIDIA has also catered to creators in multiple ways, including a launch of…..

AMD Launches First EPYC “Milan-X” Processors Equipped With 3D V-Cache

Posted on March 21, 2022 4:20 PM by Rob Williams
AMD EPYC Milan with 3D V-Cache Thumbnail

It’s been almost exactly a year since AMD launched its third-gen EPYC “Milan” processors, and today, the company is adding four new SKUs to the list, all of which revolve around the company’s new 3D V-Cache. As with the desktop-bound Ryzen 5800X3D we talked about last week, these new EPYC “Milan-X” chips…..

AMD’s 22.3.1 Adrenalin Driver Adds Radeon Super Resolution, Updates RIS And AMD Link

Posted on March 17, 2022 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Software Adrenalin Edition

AMD adds new functionality and optimizations to its Radeon graphics driver as time goes on, but every once in a while, the company likes to wrap a bundle of updates together, and unleash them all at once. The new Adrenalin Edition 22.3.1 driver is one such release, bringing a number of improvements…..

Elden Ring Becomes FromSoftware’s Most Successful Title, PC Gamers Account For 44% Of Total

Posted on March 16, 2022 3:33 PM by Rob Williams
Elden Ring - Overlooking Limgrave

With the sort of hype that Elden Ring enjoyed leading up to its launch, it felt like the title was being built-up to be so good, that it could become one of the best games ever. Well, we’ve seen time and time again, that the more hype a game has, the greater…..

AMD Announces April 20 Release For 3D V-Cache Packed Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Posted on March 15, 2022 5:20 PM by Rob Williams
AMD 3D V-Cache CPU

First announced at CES in January, AMD’s planning to shake-up its Ryzen CPU lineup with a new model that bundles in the company’s new 3D V-Cache solution – one that uses vertically-stacked cache to provide lots of it. This chip is called the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, and compared to the regular 5800X,…..

Blender 3.1 Lands – Introduces Apple Metal Support, Many Performance & Feature Improvements

Posted on March 9, 2022 2:40 PM by Rob Williams
Blender 3.1 Splash Screen

Right on schedule, the Blender Foundation has released the latest major version of its popular design suite, Blender 3.1. As you’ve come to expect from Blender, there are many notable updates in this new release, but one of the biggest focal points is performance. If you love your processes to be faster…..

Apple Releases Mac Studio Workstation, With New M1 Ultra 20-Core Option

Posted on March 8, 2022 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display

During a launch event held earlier today, Apple announced a refreshed iPhone SE, green color options for its iPhone 13, and two new entrants to its “Studio” series: the Mac Studio desktop workstation, and a 27-inch 5K Studio Display complete with 12 megapixel webcam that will probably put all other built-in webcam…..

AMD Launches Zen 3-based Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation Processors

Posted on March 8, 2022 1:40 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 Series Lineup

Since the pandemic has done a great job of skewing our perception of time, have you realized that it’s been nearly two full years since the launch of enthusiast/workstation grade processors? The previous launch came with AMD’s first-gen Threadripper PRO, built around its Zen 2 architecture. Intel’s most recent Core X-series processors…..

Micron Kills Off Its Crucial Ballistix Gaming Memory Line

Posted on February 17, 2022 2:23 PM by Rob Williams
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2

Micron has issued some surprising news this week: it’s sticking a knife into one of the most iconic gaming memory brands on the planet: Crucial Ballistix. In some ways, this really does feel like a significant end to an era, as the Ballistix brand became well-established a couple of decades ago, quickly…..

Bungie Finds New Home Under Sony Following $3.6 Billion Deal

Posted on January 31, 2022 2:32 PM by Rob Williams
Bungie's Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

When Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Activision two weeks ago, it seemed like everyone and their dog began to wonder who Sony would try to acquire to help pad its own portfolio. It goes without saying, as much as Activision is loathed for its internal conduct, it’s loved for its many…..

Intel Launches Dozens Of 12th-Gen Core Desktop & Mobile CPUs At CES 2022

Posted on January 5, 2022 7:30 PM by Rob Williams
Intel 12th-gen Core Style Shot

This year’s CES has proven fruitful so far where product announcements are concerned, and naturally, Intel has had a big hand in that. This CES comes just two months after Intel launched its 12th-gen Core processors, so it was largely expected that we’d see the company fill some gaps in the lineup.…..

NVIDIA Announces New GPUs & Max-Q 4th-gen At CES 2022

Posted on January 4, 2022 4:20 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA's Jeff Fisher Showing Off GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Graphics Card

At CES 2022, NVIDIA’s Jeff Fisher kicked off the company’s annual keynote by highlighting the fact that gaming is unbelievably strong – which shouldn’t surprise anyone reading this. There were days in the past where some thought the days of PC gaming (or gaming in general) were numbered, but today’s market proves…..

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