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Qualcomm To Stream Its Latest Snapdragon Tech Summit Keynote On December 5 (1:30PM EST)

Posted on December 2, 2017 12:49 PM by Rob Williams
qualcomm snapdragon

In case it hasn’t been obvious enough, Qualcomm has been on a bit of a tear this year. Weeks ago, the company unveiled its much-anticipated Centriq 2400 series server processors – a launch that has to have Intel just a little bit worried. The company’s also had a big year in VR,…..

Synology Rolls Out Virtual Machine Support On Select NAS Units

Posted on December 1, 2017 8:50 PM by Andrew Selby
Synology DS718+ NAS

Good news, Synology fans, Virtual Machine Manager is out of beta and available to all Synology owners running supported models.  While the list is thin, owners of SMB and “Plus” models will more than likely be in luck. A complete list is outlined below. You might be asking yourself, what good does…..

Destiny 2 Currently Available For 35% Off (PC), With Free Trials Hitting All Platforms Tomorrow

Posted on November 27, 2017 3:37 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 Teaser Art

If you’re finding yourself to be feeling a little Guardian curious lately, you may be interested in knowing that Bungie has conjured up two plots to get you to buy its latest game. I am not sure when the sale began, or when it’s going to end, but currently, the game is…..

AMD Tempts Radeon RX Vega’s Potential Customers With Free Copies Of Wolfenstein II & Prey

Posted on November 26, 2017 12:13 PM by Rob Williams
Wolfenstein II - Nazi-controlled America

The current shopping madness revolves around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but if you’re in the market for a new high-end GPU, AMD wants to entice you to the RX Vega side with a couple of free games. If you’re outside of the DACH region or China, you’ll be gifted a copy…..

Futuremark Updates VRMark With DirectX 12 Test, AMD Quickly Touts Radeon’s Strengths

Posted on November 23, 2017 12:24 PM by Rob Williams
Futuremark VRMark Cyan Room

Futuremark has just updated its VRMark test suite with a rather significant addition: a DirectX 12 test. The new ‘Cyan Room’ complements the Orange Room (designed for hitting minimum hardware requirements of Vive/Rift), and Blue Room (forward-thinking, and thus very hardcore). You can run VRMark either on a monitor, or an HMD, and…..

End Of An Era: NVIDIA Ceases Mental Ray Development To Focus On More Advanced Solutions

Posted on November 22, 2017 3:50 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Mental Ray Logo

The rendering world is soon to witness the end of an era, as NVIDIA has announced that it’s going to cease development of the mainstay renderer, Mental Ray. Based on a couple of conversations I’ve had with NVIDIA over the past couple of months, this news isn’t too surprising (it also helps…..

Corsair Launches New Budget Gaming Headset: The HS50 For Consoles & PC

Posted on November 16, 2017 10:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair HS50 Headset Black Feature

Corsair already has a wide range of gaming headsets with its VOID and VOID Pro ranges, but this time it’s going for something a little bit more cost-effective with the new HS50. It’s a trio of headsets built for consoles and PCs that’s meant to tick all the right boxes for sound…..

NVIDIA Delivers Dramatic Performance Boosts To Destiny 2 With GeForce 388.31 Driver

Posted on November 15, 2017 1:03 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - Angled

Mere weeks after Destiny 2 hit the PC, NVIDIA’s releasing a new driver that dramatically improves the game’s performance. That’s a great thing for you, but an awful thing for me, as I spent many hours testing the game across 14 GPU configurations mere weeks ago. Isn’t the life of a tech…..

Raja Koduri To Leave AMD, Next Stop, Intel?

Posted on November 8, 2017 4:48 PM by Jamie Fletcher

The head of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), Raja Koduri, will be leaving AMD, and heading on over to Intel. This announcement was first reported by Hexus from a leaked email, but has since been confirmed independently from multiple sources. What’s interesting is that instead of heading over to somewhere like Apple,…..

Intel & AMD Partnership For Single Package Chips – The Next Wave Of All-In-One Systems

Posted on November 6, 2017 2:02 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel 8th Gen CPU With On-Package AMD GPU AND HBM

A rumor about an Intel/AMD partnership has circulated for decades, with copious amounts of ifs and buts thrown in. Today we have confirmation of a partnership that may both surprise and delight, as Intel lays the groundwork for a new generation of on-package processors, that of third-party GPU integration with its CPUs.…..

NVIDIA Begins Teasing A TITAN X ‘Collector’s Edition’

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:49 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA TITAN Xp Collector's Edition Teaser

When rumors of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti first dropped, it felt like the collective internet had the same question: “Where does that fit in?” There’s a 640 CUDA core difference between the GTX 1070 and 1080, after all (which, for the record, is (somewhat) equivalent to a GTX 1050, which has…..

Playing Destiny 2 On PC Makes The Console Version Feel Even Worse Than 30 FPS

Posted on October 31, 2017 1:27 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 PC - Arsenal Walker Public Event

This may sound like one of the most obvious things on Nessus, but 60 FPS is a lot better than 30 FPS. I’ve ranted up and down over the years about console companies focusing way too much on 4K resolution rather than giving us better performance. When I bought the PlayStation 4…..

AMD & NVIDIA Release New GPU Drivers To Complement Launch Of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Posted on October 30, 2017 1:35 PM by Rob Williams
Wolfenstein II - Nazi Axing Some Questions

I’m starting to get the sneaking suspicion that AMD’s and NVIDIA’s driver engineers never sleep. Last week, both companies ushered in a new driver to tackle the latest releases, such as Destiny 2, and now, both are at it again, with both offering optimized drivers for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. On…..

AMD Celebrates First Year Of Enterprise Driver Releases With… 17.Q4 Enterprise Driver Release!

Posted on October 27, 2017 2:37 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100

Just a little over a week ago, AMD released its regular release Radeon Pro Crimson ReLive Edition driver in the form of 17.10. That release helped celebrate the launch of the Radeon Pro WX 9100, a card similar to the Frontier Edition in specs, but with tunings to make it a true…..

Synology Refreshes Budget Range Of NAS Units – Perfect For Media Stations

Posted on October 27, 2017 12:25 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Synology DS218j Feature Image

One and two-bay NAS units are some of the most common on the market, for when all you need is just a simple storage place on the network, without having to worry about complicated RAID setups. Synology is launching its latest range, and with the updated CPUs, they have a new trick…..

AMD Introduces First Two Ultrathin-bound Ryzen Mobile Processors

Posted on October 26, 2017 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors

When AMD launched its Ryzen series of processors earlier this year, many (including me) exclaimed such things as, “Finally! AMD’s CPUs are relevant on desktops again!” That couldn’t have been more true. Before Ryzen, I can’t recall the last time a friend or even an acquaintance bought an AMD CPU for their…..

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Is Now Official – Launches November

Posted on October 26, 2017 12:40 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Black

A poorly kept secret over a new Pascal-based GeForce card denoting a Ti series moniker has now become official with the release of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. It sits itself between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 in terms of performance, and has its sights set firmly on AMD’s RX Vega…..

Destiny 2’s PC Version Is Out – Come Watch Us Play It!

Posted on October 24, 2017 1:25 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 Promo Art

It’s almost hard to believe, but Destiny 2’s PC version has now launched. To help celebrate, we’re going to be playing the game for many hours – although how many hours exactly, I’m not quite sure. I’m getting old, after all, and some 12 GPUs need to be benchmarked with the game for a…..

Arm Creates Framework For Security As Standard In IoT Devices

Posted on October 23, 2017 1:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
ARM PSA Security Social Feature

This is one of those things that’s been a long time coming, yet still can’t get here soon enough. While the IoT revolution is lauded as both a blessing and a curse, one critical aspect has had more than its fair share of news coverage, and that’s security. Arm (yes, it’s Arm…..

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3800 32GB SO-DIMM Memory Kit Destined For ITX Motherboards

Posted on October 20, 2017 2:19 PM by Rob Williams
GSKILL 32GB DDR4-3800 SO-DIMM Memory Kit

G.SKILL’s portfolio is so chock-full with high-speed memory, it’s really hard to keep track of it all. Without fail, the company continues to shoot us press releases announcing even faster speeds, and often, the touting of new world records. Today’s release, though, isn’t exactly typical. It’s not of full-sized DDR4 that we’ve…..

It’s Looking More And More Like NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Is The Real Deal

Posted on October 20, 2017 12:40 PM by Rob Williams

When I first caught the rumor that NVIDIA was planning to release a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti this fall, my naive mind once again thought it was probably false. After all, there’s barely any room in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, so a 1070 Ti would be the result of…..

In Some Cases, Air Coolers May Serve Your Threadripper Better Than Liquid

Posted on October 19, 2017 12:45 PM by Rob Williams
1720050 Threadripper CPU 1.jpg

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper is an interesting beast for a number of reasons. The most interesting aspect to me is its value proposition. Upwards of $999 for a CPU is undeniably pricey, but despite that top-end price, Threadripper still delivers a more competitive part than Intel (something price changes could change in an…..

ZOTAC Caters To High-End Small Form-Factor Gamers With ArcticStorm Mini GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Posted on October 19, 2017 11:50 AM by Rob Williams
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini

When so many of the available top-end graphics cards on the market are all sorts of bulky, I get excited whenever a company decides to do their best to whittle down the size, offering the same performance in a smaller form-factor. While the need for this kind of thing is really quite…..

NZXT Launches H-Series Cases & GRID+ V3 Fan Controller

Posted on October 17, 2017 5:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NZXT H700i White Feature Image

Cooling and looking cool have always been a part of the DIY PC gaming community. NZXT would like to fulfill both those obligations with its new product launches; the H-series cases for the looks, and the GRID+ V3 for the cooling. Clean lines, mesh filters, flat surfaces, and of course, tempered glass…..

Bungie Releases Destiny 2 PC System Requirements & Launch Schedule

Posted on October 13, 2017 7:28 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 PC Launch Times

Something that’s been on the back of my mind ever since the console version of Destiny 2 launched has been when Bungie would begin talking about the PC version. I was surprised the other day when I received an email trying to hype it up – but it didn’t come from Bungie.…..

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