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A Look At Current GPU Pricing In The USA: Some Prices Well Below SRP

Posted on August 23, 2022 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Considering what the graphics card market looked like even earlier this year, it’s really hard to believe that we’re now seeing some SKUs dip below their stated SRP. This isn’t the case just in North America, but all around the world. To help us get caught up on things, we decided to…..

Intel’s Arc A380 To Land In USA And Canada This Week, Intel Celebrates With Bug Fix-filled Driver

Posted on August 22, 2022 7:55 PM by Rob Williams
ASRock Challenger Arc A380 - Front View

We wrote last week of the expectation that Intel’s first desktop-bound Arc GPU, A380, would soon launch in the USA – as in, really soon. Well, fast-forward to the present, and it does appear that availability is happening this week, with Newegg showing an ETA of August 23. The $139.99 USD price…..

Logitech Delivers Improved Meta Quest 2 Audio Solution With Chorus

Posted on August 22, 2022 4:46 PM by Rob Williams
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For its price-point, it’s hard to beat Meta’s Quest 2 for a VR experience that’s both affordable and satisfying. This editor owns one, and knows many others who own one, too. Since its original launch, it seems that most people are happy with what their Quest 2 delivers, although if there’s one…..

Listing Suggests Intel’s Arc A380 Could Launch August 22 In USA

Posted on August 18, 2022 7:30 AM by Rob Williams
ASRock Challenger Arc A380 - Box View

The wait for the launch of Intel’s Arc desktop graphics cards in North America has been long, but thankfully, it appears that it’s soon to be over. An eagle-eyed redditor spotted a new listing at Newegg of ASRock’s Challenger Arc A380, with an expected release date of August 22 in the USA.…..

VEGAS Pro 20 Released, Brings Many Improved Tools & Efficiency Improvements

Posted on August 10, 2022 5:15 PM by Rob Williams
VEGAS Pro 20

It’s a little hard to believe that it’s already been an entire year since VEGAS Pro 19 released, but here we are, witnessing the launch of VEGAS Pro 20. There doesn’t seem to be a press release (yet) that breaks down full changes, but the official “What’s New?” page lists a number…..

NVIDIA Rolls Out Major Omniverse Updates, Releases New Studio Driver

Posted on August 10, 2022 4:10 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Omniverse Virtual Assistant

At the ongoing SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, NVIDIA’s had a lot to talk about – and even released a new Studio driver to help usher it all in. You won’t see NVIDIA attend a graphics-focused conference and not bring up Omniverse, so no surprise, we’ve learned of a whack of updates from…..

Intel Unveils Arc Pro Workstation Graphics Cards At SIGGRAPH

Posted on August 9, 2022 4:36 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Arc Pro A40 and A50 Workstation GPUs (Thumbnail)

We may still be waiting on Intel’s gaming-bound Arc desktop GPUs to arrive on these shores, but the company’s made it clear that it plans to thoroughly cover the entire market before long – from home to enterprise. At SIGGRAPH, the company has just unveiled Arc GPUs that focus on another avenue:…..

Intel Arc ‘Alchemist’ Desktop GPU Pricing And Positioning Slide Leaked

Posted on July 18, 2022 4:55 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Arc Alchemist Pricing - WCCFTech

Over the past week, Intel has seemed to ramp up its Arc graphics marketing efforts, with some company employees posting teasers on social media, and others paying visits to select media outlets – including our friends at Gamers Nexus. Given this, it seems that Arc’s launch is going to be happening soon,…..

Corsair Integrates NVIDIA Broadcast Features Into Its iCUE And Elgato Utilities

Posted on July 18, 2022 3:57 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Broadcast Integration in Elgato Software

We’ve talked a fair bit about NVIDIA’s Broadcast utility in the past, but perhaps not enough considering just how crucial the tool has become to some Techgage staffers, either for work or play. For those not familiar with Broadcast, or need a refresher, it’s an AI-powered solution that offers a number of…..

Maxon Seeks AMD Radeon Users To Help Test New Redshift Renderer Alpha

Posted on June 15, 2022 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
Maxon Redshift in Cinema 4D

With its new Radeon PRO 22.Q2 driver, which we wrote about yesterday, AMD introduced much-anticipated support of Maxon’s Redshift rendering engine. Until Radeon support greeted Apple computers a couple of years ago, Redshift had been exclusive to NVIDIA’s CUDA API. With this move, we get our first taste of non-NVIDIA GPU action…..

NVIDIA’s GeForce 516.40 Driver Adds Support For Five RTX Games, Including Resident Evil & ICARUS

Posted on June 15, 2022 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

NVIDIA has just released its latest “Game Ready” GeForce driver, versioned 516.40, adding support for a handful of RTX-powered games, as well as a bunch more for use with GeForce Experience’s optimized settings. NVIDIA uses this opportunity to remind the world that there are now over 250 games and applications which utilize…..

Intel Launches Arc A380 Discrete Desktop GPU In China

Posted on June 14, 2022 11:15 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Arc Alchemist Discrete GPUs

When Intel launched its first Arc discrete GPUs in late March, the company’s entire focus was on notebooks, and the Arc 3-series in particular. In the time since then, availability of equipped notebooks hasn’t seemed to improve much (or at all) on these shores, but the story is a bit different for…..

AMD Releases Radeon PRO 22.Q2 Driver, Bringing Support For Maxon’s Redshift

Posted on June 14, 2022 4:43 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon PRO Software

As we covered a couple of months ago, a major shift has happened in the Maxon Redshift world: AMD support was being added. With the release of the Radeon Enterprise 22.Q2 driver today, that support has officially landed, and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Redshift is a fantastic renderer,…..

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…..

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