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Intel To Launch Top-end Arc A770 Graphics Card On October 12 For $329

Posted on September 27, 2022 2:10 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Arc A770 Launch Announcement

For those who’ve been anticipating the full launch of Intel’s first-gen Arc desktop graphics cards, company CEO Pat Gelsinger had some good news to share at the ongoing Intel Innovation 2022 conference, held in San Jose. With what might be a testament to just how badly Intel wants this full launch to…..

AMD Launches AM5 Platform: Zen 4 Processors Deliver Nice Performance Upticks Over Prior Generation

Posted on September 26, 2022 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Installed in ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E HERO (Thumbnail)

Today is the day you get to learn a lot more about the performance factor of AMD’s latest-gen Ryzen CPUs, part of the Zen 4 family. If the schedule goes off without a hitch, you should be able to order one of the new chips tomorrow, along with the accompanying motherboards –…..

NVIDIA Introduces ‘Ada Lovelace’ GeForce Series, Boasts 2-4x Performance Gains

Posted on September 20, 2022 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (Thumbnail)

During his GTC keynote today, NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang had lots to reveal about the company’s upcoming graphics architecture, and all of what we’ve heard sounds great. The rumor mill has suggested that this new architecture would be dubbed either Ada or Lovelace, and Jensen put an end to the guessing: it’s “Ada…..

AMD Reveals November 3 Launch Date For Its RDNA3-based Radeons

Posted on September 20, 2022 10:55 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RDNA3 Launch - November 3

In a surprise announcement with timing we’re sure is a huge coincidence considering NVIDIA is today going to reveal more about its future GPUs, AMD’s revealed that its RDNA3-based Radeon GPUs are set to launch on November 3. That’s less than 45 days away, and with NVIDIA likely to release its first…..

EVGA To Terminate NVIDIA Agreement, Cease Selling GeForce Graphics Cards

Posted on September 16, 2022 5:02 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Graphics Card

We expected this Friday to be pretty tame, but it’s anything but. In a new bombshell report by Gamers Nexus, it’s revealed that EVGA is withdrawing its NVIDIA partnership, and will thus stop producing and selling graphics cards after the current generation. Other vendors might have sold more graphics cards than EVGA…..

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 & 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms

Posted on September 9, 2022 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Snapdragon 4 and 6 Gen 1 Smartphones (Thumbnail)

This week, Qualcomm has announced its latest generation Snapdragon 4 and 6 series, both representing “Gen 1” badging – just as the current-gen Snapdragon 7 and 8 do. Compared to their previous generation equivalents, both the 4 and 6 series sees production on a new fabrication process. The 6 series moves from…..

NVIDIA Teasing “Project Beyond” On Social Media, Possibly Hints At Next-gen GeForce

Posted on September 8, 2022 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Project Beyond Logo (Thumbnail)

We’re not quite sure when NVIDIA is planning to launch its next-gen GeForce series, but it feels safe to assume it’s going to be rather soon – as in, in the months ahead. Or, it could be even sooner than we expect, given that the company has just posted a teaser on…..

Blender 3.3 Released, Adds Intel Arc & AMD Radeon Vega GPU Support

Posted on September 8, 2022 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Blender 3.3 Splash Screen - Scanlands (Thumb)

Right on schedule, the latest long-term support release of Blender has landed. Version 3.3 becomes the third such LTS release to launch, guaranteeing continued bug fix support until the next LTS becomes available. The previous LTS release, 2.93, continues to have support until next summer. The next LTS release will likely represent…..

Intel’s Arc GPUs Can Run On Linux, But Requires Some Effort

Posted on August 27, 2022 3:17 PM by Rob Williams
ASRock Arc A380 - Phoronix

As we covered last week, Intel has just launched its first desktop-bound Arc GPU, A380, in North America, with Newegg selling cards on both its American and Canadian storefronts. Perhaps not-so-surprisingly, the initial units that were made available disappeared fast, so both Newegg websites currently show the card on backorder. Something we’ve…..

Corsair Announces Bendable Ultrawide Gaming Monitor: Xeneon Flex

Posted on August 25, 2022 5:36 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Xeneon Flex Bendable Monitor - Style Shot

Corsair has just launched a new gaming monitor, and hoo boy, is it a beauty. Catering to those who love ultrawide aspect ratios and a large display, Corsair’s new Xeneon Flex (45WQHD240) comes in at 45 inches, which is a huge increase in size compared to most monitors shipping with 3440×1440 resolution…..

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,…..

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