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Corsair Announces Three New Mid-tower Chassis: 5000D, 5000D Airflow & iCUE 5000X RGB

Posted on January 14, 2021 4:15 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB Mid-Tower Chassis

Corsair is one company we always look forward to meeting up with at CES, and often, there are usually so many new products being unveiled, that it’s easy to forget about some by the time we leave. This year’s CES is hugely different, as the first product announcement took until today to…..

Qualcomm Acquires Arm CPU Startup NUVIA For $1.4 Billion

Posted on January 13, 2021 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm and Nuvia Logos

While digital CES continues on, some companies have been working in the background to finalize the groundwork on some major moves. We already wrote of Intel’s rehiring of Pat Gelsinger, this time as CEO, and just as that happened, Qualcomm bolstered its defenses against the ever-increasing competition with an acquisition of startup…..

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors To Be Made Available To Consumers In March

Posted on January 13, 2021 1:50 PM by Rob Williams
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Last summer, AMD followed-up on its third-gen Ryzen Threadripper releases with new “PRO” variants, catering to those who want a Threadripper platform that shares features with EPYC. At the time, the DIY crowd was a bit miffed, since AMD decided to keep the PRO variants exclusive to OEMs – most notably Lenovo.…..

Pat Gelsinger Returning To Intel To Assume CEO Role In February

Posted on January 13, 2021 12:10 PM by Rob Williams
Pat Gelsinger - Intel Profile Photo

Well, this CES is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ones we’ve seen in a while – and not just because it’s the first-ever to go all-digital. Hot on the heels of a bunch of Intel announcements coming out of the show, the company has now announced that Pat…..

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 30-series Notebooks & RTX 3060 12GB Desktop Graphics Card

Posted on January 12, 2021 5:20 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Geforce RTX 30-series Gaming Notebook

At the ongoing digital CES, NVIDIA announced a slew of new products and broadened support for some of its preexisting technologies. At the forefront of it all is the unveiling of new RTX 30-series notebooks, bringing Ampere to mobile. The perks of that should be obvious, especially to anyone who’s looked at…..

HyperX Launches New Headsets, Mice, Keyboard At CES 2021

Posted on January 12, 2021 3:25 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HyperX CES 2021 Product Launch

As part of the all digital CES, HyperX announced a number of new gaming peripherals for gamers, on both PC and consoles. Being the big eSports brand that it is, all these devices have been battle hardened by pro-gamers and should be up to the challenge of the home gamer. First out…..

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors, Teases Third-gen EPYC ‘Milan’

Posted on January 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors Presentation

As expected, AMD had quite a bit to talk about at this year’s CES, although not all of it was strictly consumer focused. The company spent a lot of its keynote talking to partners about how AMD’s products are used in their workflows, and what they’re capable of. To our surprise, both…..

Intel Previews Core i9-11900K, Can Combine With 500-series Motherboard For Extra PCIe Lanes

Posted on January 12, 2021 10:57 AM by Rob Williams
Intel Core i9-11900K vs Ryzen 9 5900X

Intel had quite a bit to show off at this year’s CES, including the new Core H35-series of processors that will be fueling some ultraportable gaming notebooks – and are built with 10nm SuperFIN. What was also announced – or rather teased – were 11th-gen parts for desktop, specifically the direct successor…..

Intel Unveils Core H35-series Mobile Processors For Ultraportable Gaming Notebooks

Posted on January 11, 2021 4:58 PM by Rob Williams
Intel 11th-gen Core H35 Processor Features

CES isn’t always used as a launch platform for a mainline processor series, but Intel has taken advantage of 2021’s digital event to unleash a deluge of new models – largely focused on mobile. The releases include those revolving around the 11th-gen Core vPro and Evo vPro platforms targeting business, and 11th-gen…..

ASUS Releases ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Wi-Fi 6E Gaming Router

Posted on January 11, 2021 12:40 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Rapture GT-AXE11000 Wi-Fi 6E Router

It’s certain that at any given CES, ASUS is going to have a huge portfolio to show off, covering a number of different markets and segments. One thing we’ve become accustomed to seeing shown off are the company’s latest routers, as ASUS has pretty much become a mainstay with wireless at this…..

NVIDIA’s RTX A6000 Tested In Deep-learning Workloads

Posted on January 4, 2021 5:45 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA RTX A6000 Stock Image

This past fall, NVIDIA announced the latest top-end SKU for its workstation lineup: NVIDIA RTX A6000. Because NVIDIA’s been changing how some of its brand names are used, this card doesn’t carry the Quadro name, despite following in the same footsteps of previous-gen Quadros. Nonetheless, a name only matters so much; what’s…..

Qualcomm Brings 5G To Entry-level Devices With Snapdragon 480 5G

Posted on January 4, 2021 4:20 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Reference Device

The year has only just begun, but that hasn’t slowed Qualcomm down any. The company today unveils its budget 5G-capable SoC, dubbed Snapdragon 480 5G. Qualcomm says that this release brings forth “series-defying” performance, and we admit it is nice to see 5G hitting lower-end devices, even if current cellular availability isn’t…..

Cyberpunk 2077’s Developer Promises Regular Bug & Performance Patches

Posted on December 14, 2020 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Cyberpunk 2077

With as much hype as Cyberpunk 2077 received leading up to its launch, it was inevitable that the game would endure relentless complaining around the web about everything minor. Unfortunately for CD Projekt, however, the game did actually launch in a poor state – a reality that’s forced us to postpone our…..

New Cinebench R23 & V-Ray 5 Standalone Benchmarks Released

Posted on November 16, 2020 12:54 PM by Rob Williams
Chaos Group V-Ray 5 Benchmark

Over the past week or so, two of the most common benchmarks we test with for our CPU and GPU reviews have released updates – and if you happen to love benchmarking, you may want to jump on them. The first is Maxon’s Cinebench, which has been updated to the latest R23…..

NVIDIA Rolls Out 80GB A100 GPUs, Updates DGX Station

Posted on November 16, 2020 11:38 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA A100 80GB Deep-learning GPU

Regular end users – including gamers – will have a challenging time filling a graphics card’s large frame buffer (especially with a card like the GeForce RTX 3090), but for deep-learning researchers, there can almost never be enough memory. NVIDIA knows this well, and so it’s continually increased the amount of memory…..

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.…..

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