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AMD Unveils ‘Big Navi’ Graphics Cards: The 16GB RX 6800, RX 6800 XT & RX 6900 XT

Posted on October 28, 2020 3:50 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Right on schedule, AMD has today unveiled its next-gen Radeon graphics cards, built around the RDNA2 architecture. This of course comes one day after NVIDIA’s release of the GeForce RTX 3070, and based on what’s promised, we’re sure NVIDIA is already planning to plug more gaps in the months ahead. When NVIDIA…..

Adobe Releases Slew Of Creative Cloud Updates, With AI Enhancements Found All Over

Posted on October 21, 2020 6:28 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Photoshop 2021 - Sky Replacement Feature

Adobe’s MAX conference has kicked-off this week, and as you’d expect, it’s all-digital. To say that there is a lot being unveiled at the event would be an understatement. You could easily spend an hour browsing Adobe’s various blogs. There’s so much there, in fact, that you will have to hit “Load…..

UL Releases 3DMark ‘Wild Life’ Test For Notebooks & Mobiles

Posted on October 15, 2020 4:19 PM by Rob Williams
UL 3DMark - Wild Life Screenshot

The folks at UL have just augmented the super-popular 3DMark benchmark with a new test, and this one caters to mobile – notebooks, tablets, and phones. Like some of UL’s other tests, this Wild Life one is set to deliver as accurate a comparison between devices as possible, despite the differences in…..

OnePlus Unveils Its $749 8T Flagship: 120Hz Screen, 65W Charging & Quad Cameras

Posted on October 14, 2020 5:05 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 8T - Mirror Shot

Right on schedule, the folks at OnePlus unveiled their latest high-end smartphone today: OnePlus 8T. Some of the biggest highlights include a fast 120Hz screen (which comes as a surprise to no one, given the company’s own hints), as well as a bolstered 65W charger that can fill the phone’s large battery…..

SPEC Releases SPECviewperf 2020, Sports Updated Tests & UX Improvements

Posted on October 14, 2020 12:39 PM by Rob Williams
SPECviewperf 2020 - Creo Viewport Test

The most popular workstation viewport testing tool on the planet has just received an update, and for those who make use of SPECviewperf, the latest version is worth an immediate download. At quick glance, the overall benchmark may seem really similar to the previous one, but there have been many improvements made…..

AMD Announces Four Zen 3 Processors, Promises Up To 19% IPC Performance Boost

Posted on October 8, 2020 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Stylized

Right on schedule, AMD announced its Zen 3 processor series today, and did so with one of the quickest presentations we’ve ever seen (a good thing, really). AMD’s Lisa Su, Mark Papermaster, and Robert Hallock all drilled it into our heads with great efficiency that Zen 3 is something special, and everyone…..

Intel Teases PCIe 4.0-equipped ‘Rocket Lake’ Platform For Early 2021 Release

Posted on October 8, 2020 11:33 AM by Rob Williams
Intel-equipped Gaming PC

In a blog post hosted at Medium, Intel’s John Bonini dives into what makes Intel important for gaming, while also laying out a bit of what’s to come. The post talks about Intel’s DNA, and where we’ve come from. Remember when Pentiums were the most sought after in the 90s? Remember how…..

Corsair Releases High-end K100 RGB Optical Gaming Keyboard

Posted on October 1, 2020 1:16 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair K100 RGB Gaming Keyboard - Control Wheel

Corsair has just released a beastly gaming keyboard, called K100 RGB. The company considers it to be the ‘pinnacle” of gaming keyboards, and does have a range of features to help back that claim up. Corsair says that this is the fastest keyboard in existence, thanks to its AXON “Hyper-Processing Technology”, which…..

Microsoft Soon To Add x86 64-bit Emulation Support To Windows On Arm

Posted on October 1, 2020 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Surface Pro X

We’ve used Windows on Arm quite a bit here at Techgage over the past two years, and overall, our experiences have been good. One thing that has helped is the solid hardware (a la Microsoft Surface Pro X and Lenovo Yoga), but beyond that, the performance and capabilities offered made it feel…..

AMD Launches Five New Chromebook-bound Athlon & Ryzen Processors

Posted on September 22, 2020 4:26 PM by Rob Williams
HP Pro c645 Enterprise Chromebook

AMD sure covers a lot of processor ground with its various series. With a chip like the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, it offers 64 cores and 128 threads to those with heavy-duty computing needs. Conversely, it’s a launch like today’s that reminds us that AMD hasn’t forgotten about the rest of the market.…..

OnePlus To Unveil Next Smartphone, The ‘Ultra’ 8T, On October 14

Posted on September 21, 2020 3:36 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 8 - Standing Up

OnePlus has just announced that it will unveil its OnePlus 8T on October 14, at 10:00 EST. It’s sometimes the case that the mid-series launch of a OnePlus phone ends up being more intriguing than the launch model to come before it, but OP’s Pete Lau says that the company is “once…..

Microsoft To Acquire ZeniMax Media, Become Home For Bethesda, id Software

Posted on September 21, 2020 2:45 PM by Rob Williams
DOOM Eternal

Microsoft has today announced that it’s planning to acquire ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion. That name alone might not paint the full picture, as within ZeniMax Media is Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software, and much more. Franchises found within include The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Fallout, Dishonored, Prey, Quake, among…..

NVIDIA Answers Questions Surrounding Last Week’s GeForce RTX 3080 Launch

Posted on September 21, 2020 1:31 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition - Power Connector

For proof of the fact that last week’s launch of NVIDIA’s new Ampere-based GeForces was hyped, look no further than the hordes of eager fans who were left feeling empty, mere minutes after the cards went on sale. According to NVIDIA, even it was left flabbergasted as to how things went down,…..

NVIDIA Set To Announce New GeForces Tomorrow, Sept 1

Posted on August 31, 2020 4:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce 256 Die

As we reported on earlier this month, NVIDIA has been planning to unveil its next-gen GeForce graphics cards on September 1. While the wait to this point has been a little painful, we’re on the cusp of learning all about these new GPUs, and see how many of the rumors floating about…..

Chaos Czech Releases Corona Renderer 6, Addressing Everything ‘From Foam To Sky’

Posted on August 31, 2020 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
The Jungle House

The folks at Chaos Czech have been busy, having released Corona Renderer 6 for Maxon’s Cinema 4D last week, and now a follow-up of version 6 for 3ds Max users. The company says that this latest update addresses “everything from foam to the sky”, and it’s really not kidding. A new sky…..

Blender 2.90 Releases With Improved CPU Rendering, OptiX Denoising Support For Older NVIDIA GPUs

Posted on August 31, 2020 2:20 PM by Rob Williams
Blender - Splash Fox Thumbnail

Right on schedule, the Blender Foundation has released the latest major version of its popular open-source 3D design toolkit, 2.90. This is the first release since the launch of the 2.83 LTS, and naturally won’t replace that LTS, but instead sit alongside it. Users who want Blender to remain as close to…..

Ultra-fast 360Hz ASUS PG259QN To Launch In September For $699

Posted on August 26, 2020 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS PG259QN 360Hz Gaming Monitor Front

High-refresh gaming has been a thing for a while, but in recent years, the number of options have skyrocketed, and not to mention have brought us to new heights. It used to be that 144Hz was as drool-worthy as it got for high-refresh, but today, 240Hz is really common – even on…..

NVIDIA Teases Video On Its GPU Product Design Process

Posted on August 26, 2020 10:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA GPU Die And PCB

As part of its build-up to a new GPU launch, NVIDIA released today a short, documentary-style video on how it goes about product design, and the challenges that need to be overcome when building a new graphics card. While there is nothing particularly ground-breaking on show, the video does provide a high-level…..

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator Poised To Drive $2.6 Billion To PC Hardware Sales

Posted on August 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 New Brunswick Canada

We wrote last week that Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator release has taken off in a really big way. The reviews up to this point paint a favorable picture of the new game (or should we call it a simulator?), and after having played it ourselves, we totally get why. The game is…..

12-pin Power Connector Cable For NVIDIA’s Next Top-End GPU Teased

Posted on August 24, 2020 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA 12-Pin Power Connector

With NVIDIA expected to announced its next-gen GeForce series of graphics cards at the start of the month, we’re naturally hearing one rumor after another about what it may bring. To NVIDIA’s credit, the company does pretty well overall to keep most things hush-hush, though there are some details that escape that…..

WD Releases New NVMe-infused Portable My Passport SSD Models

Posted on August 20, 2020 11:50 AM by Rob Williams
WD My Passport SSD - Lifestyle Shot

We’ve sure come a long way where portable storage is concerned. It used to be that an external hard drive was one of the coolest peripherals attached to a PC – and then not attached to a PC as it’s transported to another. When SSDs came along, it took a little while…..

Microsoft Flight Simulator Takes Off With Cabin Full Of Positive Reviews

Posted on August 17, 2020 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Instrument Panel)

To say that the release of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator has been hyped would be quite an understatement – and fortunately, it seems to have been justified. While the game releases tomorrow, reviews have hit the web today, and in a big way. As of the time of writing, the aggregated reviews…..

Quick Thoughts On Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Warehouse Demo

Posted on August 17, 2020 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 PC Ultrawide Shot 2

Late last week, and as we expected, the much-hyped Warehouse demo for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 released – but only to those who’ve preordered the game. That part is unfortunate, but if there’s any consolation in not being able to access the demo, it’s the fact that there are no goals…..

AMD Releases Radeon Pro for Enterprise 20.Q3 Driver

Posted on August 12, 2020 11:46 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics

AMD has today released the latest version of its Radeon Pro for Enterprise driver, 20.Q3. This isn’t one of the most feature-packed releases we’ve seen, but as always, the bug fixes and general polishing makes an upgrade worth it. Being that these Enterprise drivers only have four main releases each year, that…..

NVIDIA Teases Next-gen GeForce, Announcement Expected End Of Month

Posted on August 10, 2020 4:25 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce August 2020 Teaser

Earlier today, NVIDIA posted an eight-second clip of a star explosion, affixed with no other information aside from the hashtag “#UltimateCountdown”. Naturally, since this tweet came from the GeForce account, and we’ve been expecting an announcement any day already, we can pretty much be confident this revolves around NVIDIA’s next-gen gaming GPUs.…..

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