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NVIDIA Unveils PCIe Version Of Its Ampere-based A100 Data Center Graphics Card

Posted on June 22, 2020 9:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA A100 PCIe 4.0 Datacenter Graphics Card

At the International Supercomputing Conference, this year held digitally (surprised?), NVIDIA pulled the veil off of the PCIe version of its Ampere-based A100. Like the A100 for NVIDIA’s HGX platform announced during its digital GTC, the A100 for PCIe sports the same GPU, but comes with a note that users should only…..

Synology Announces New Plus NASes: DS220+, DS420+, DS720+ & DS920+

Posted on June 20, 2020 12:45 PM by Tom Roeder
Synology DS920+ NAS Box

Synology, a force to be reckoned with in the NAS swim lane, has announced a new lineup to its NAS portfolio this past week: DS220+, DS420+, DS720+, and DS920+. The Plus series is one of Synology’s most popular, with a bunch of them having been put to good use in the homes…..

EA Announces Development Has Begun On Skate 4

Posted on June 19, 2020 10:38 AM by Rob Williams
Skate Game Cover Thumbnail

Fans of skateboarding video games know all-too-well that the dearth of title releases is all-too-common. There have been many stretches of years where the genre seemed to go largely ignored, but thankfully, it’s starting to look like fans are going to be super-spoiled real soon. We covered last month that Tony Hawk’s…..

Windows 10 20150 Preview Build Adds DirectML & CUDA GPU Compute To WSL

Posted on June 18, 2020 1:52 PM by Rob Williams
Windows Subsystem in Linux - DirectML GPU Acceleration Support

When Microsoft first launched its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) four years ago, it would have been difficult to predict exactly where it was to go. In truth, we weren’t expecting WSL to take off as it has. It’s quickly become an invaluable feature in Windows for Microsoft, and one that continues…..

AMD Reiterates That Zen 3 Is On Track For 2020

Posted on June 17, 2020 1:38 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Third-gen Close-up

We don’t spend a ton of time perusing the rumor mill since so little ever holds up, and much seems to be fabricated to the core, so it’s sometimes funny when we’re sent a debunking of a rumor we didn’t even know existed. Over the past week or so, it seems some…..

Qualcomm Brings 5G To Even Lower Price-points With Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

Posted on June 17, 2020 12:52 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 Reference Device

2020 is quickly shaping up to become the year where 5G hits the masses, as Qualcomm has made yet another announcement that aims to open up the floodgates even more. You might recall that last month, Qualcomm delivered a performance-boosted Snapdragon 768G 5G chip that gives gamers top-rate performance, without having to…..

Corsair Updates ONE & VENGEANCE PCs With AMD Ryzen 3000 & Intel Core 10th-gen

Posted on June 17, 2020 11:12 AM by Rob Williams
Corsair ONE a100 Compact PC

With both AMD and Intel having launched their latest-gen processors, Corsair has deemed right now to be the perfect time to add in a couple of new PC models. This week, the company finally introduces AMD Ryzen options, and also updates its Intel SKUs with new 10th-gen options. Corsair is offering three…..

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 5, With Initial Support For 3ds Max

Posted on June 16, 2020 3:05 PM by Rob Williams
V-Ray 5 Scene Thumbnail - Credit Toni Bratincevic

Following a rather short public beta test phase, Chaos Group has released the latest version of its popular renderer: V-Ray 5. This release comes nearly two years after the release of V-Ray 4, also known as V-Ray Next. Just as with the transition from 3 to 4, the jump to V-Ray 5…..

AMD Intros Clock-bumped Ryzen XT Models, StoreMI Updates & A520 Chipset

Posted on June 16, 2020 10:56 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Stylized

Brand-new “XT” series Ryzen CPUs have been lingering around the rumor mill for a little while, and lo and behold, today, they’ve become official. With today’s launch, AMD introduces the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT. All of these chips adhere to the same price-points as their original…..

AMD Releases Radeon Pro 5600M For Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro

Posted on June 15, 2020 2:54 PM by Rob Williams
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch Model)

AMD has just announced a new Radeon Pro option for Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, and for a variety of reasons, it’s an interesting release. As far as we can tell, the new Radeon Pro 5600M is the de facto fastest mobile option of the entire MacBook lineup, with 40 compute units and…..

NVIDIA Bumps NVENC Stream Limit On GeForce From Two To Three

Posted on June 15, 2020 11:56 AM by Rob Williams
NVENC Support Matrix

Here’s something a bit out of left field. It seems that NVIDIA has quietly increased the NVENC concurrent sessions limit from two to three across a range of GeForce cards, adding a bit more flexibility for those who use their GPU’s encoder to improve efficiency. Naturally, the previous limit of two streams…..

Linux Kernel 5.7 Released, Adds exFAT Improvements & Support For Intel’s Tiger Lake Platform

Posted on June 1, 2020 12:37 PM by Rob Williams
Linux Kernel 5.7

Just in time for the new month, the latest version of the Linux kernel has dropped. The 5.7 kernel is pretty beefy overall, and brings quite a good number of interesting additions and enhancements. We’re going to cover some basics here, but if you want to really jump into the deep-end, you…..

Logitech Releases TKL Version Of Its G915 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard

Posted on May 26, 2020 2:50 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech G915 TKL

Following-up on its G915 LIGHTSPEED full-sized keyboard release last fall, Logitech has just announced the release of a more compact version: G915 LIGHTSPEED TKL. This tenkeyless design is pretty much what you’d expect to see with a cut-down G915, except maybe the fact that Logitech has culled all dedicated macro buttons. Fortunately,…..

Linus Torvalds Adopts Ryzen Threadripper To Greatly Improve Compile Times

Posted on May 25, 2020 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Compile Performance (Linux Kernel, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core Processor)

It’s not all too often that Linux and Git creator Linux Torvalds feels compelled to praise a new piece of hardware, but AMD has found itself on the receiving end of some love this week. In a Linux Kernel Mailing List email, Torvalds mentions that an upgrade to an AMD Ryzen Threadripper…..

The First Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo Looks Downright Amazing

Posted on May 14, 2020 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Lumen in the Land of Nanite

In a bit of a surprise this week, Epic revealed the first details about its next major Unreal Engine update, dubbed UE5. As always, there’s quite a bit to be intrigued by, and while what’s provided is just a “tech demo”, a developer video proves that it’s completely playable, and could in…..

AMD Releases Radeon ProRender Plugin & Enterprise Driver Updates

Posted on May 13, 2020 6:55 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics

We wrote earlier of AMD’s new Radeon Pro VII, effectively its most powerful workstation graphics card ever. As cool as that launch may be, though, it isn’t the only thing AMD has going on today. For users of Radeon Pro graphics cards, there’s a new 20.Q2 Enterprise driver download to go snag,…..

Qualcomm Releases Performance Boosted Snapdragon 768G 5G Mobile Platform

Posted on May 13, 2020 12:57 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Badge

At its Tech Summit held this past December, Qualcomm had an onslaught of 5G-related news to unveil, but one thing to catch our eye more than most was the announcement of the 765G mobile platform. It’s no secret that the entry to the 5G era isn’t exactly inexpensive, so Qualcomm has directed…..

It Looks Like The Mafia Series Is Next In Line For A Remaster Release

Posted on May 13, 2020 12:28 PM by Rob Williams
Mafia Trilogy Announcement Logo

We wrote about the surprise announcement yesterday of a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster, and in it, we mentioned that remasters in general have been coming in hot and heavy. So far this year, we’ve seen releases or announcements for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare…..

AMD Launches Radeon Pro VII, Delivers Huge FP64 Performance For $1,899

Posted on May 13, 2020 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro VII

AMD’s Radeon Pro family has just gained another member, and this one’s a screamer. The Radeon Pro VII might sound familiar by name, possibly because of Radeon VII’s release last year, or the fact that cardĀ felt like a Radeon Pro VII. We even called it that in one of our launch articles…..

NVIDIA Teases ‘World’s Largest Graphics Card’ Ahead Of Thursday Unveil

Posted on May 12, 2020 9:20 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA's Jensen Huang With World's Largest Graphics Card

Well, we finally know what NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has been up to this quarantine season: baking some high-end tech in his oven. In a video that sprang up earlier today, Jensen teases that he’s got something to show us, before hauling out what appears to be a really heavy piece of…..

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster To Release This Fall

Posted on May 12, 2020 4:21 PM by Rob Williams
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster - Minneapolis

Is it just us, or is the number of games being remastered all of a sudden pretty impressive? Final Fantasy VII Remake released to a ton of great fanfare last month, and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered was also – if you ignored the fact that it’s only…..

AMD Releases Four New FidelityFX Features, Relaunches GPUOpen Website

Posted on May 11, 2020 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Stochastic Screen Space Reflections - GPUOpen Example

Since the launch of its GPUOpen initiative a handful of years ago, AMD has been hard at work to deliver open standards that anyone can adopt and make use of. That includes not just the software vendors, but also hardware vendors. GPUOpen has come quite a ways since its inception, so AMD…..

A Quick Reminder That It’s Important To Keep Good Backups!

Posted on May 9, 2020 12:35 PM by Rob Williams
Acronis True Image - Restoring Files From Cloud

Many times over the course of Techgage’s life, we have extolled the virtues of keeping your data backed up. If you didn’t ever realize it because we told you, you’d definitely know it after losing important files because you were too careless to protect them. I have lost data that I’ve wanted…..

Latest Xbox Insider Announces Dirt 5 & Second Extinction, Drops Bunch Of New Trailers

Posted on May 7, 2020 2:40 PM by Rob Williams
Dirt 5 Ice Racing

Each month, Microsoft publishes an “Xbox 20/20”, which takes a look at the future of the platform and begins planting seeds of hype. Today’s unveiling was pretty surprising, as there were a couple of notable announcements, as well as new trailers dropping for some much-anticipated upcoming titles. While all of these announcements…..

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, Ryzen Pro 4000 Mobile Lineup

Posted on May 7, 2020 12:25 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3 Packaging

AMD has today launched both its newest Ryzen 3 desktop processors, as well as its mobile line of Zen 2-based Ryzen Pro 4000 for mobile. We first wrote about the new Ryzen 3 chips a couple of weeks ago, so they’ve been no secret. Today, the cheapest Zen 2 option becomes the…..

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