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Next Major AMD Driver Release, ReLive Redux, to Include Performance OSD

Every year, AMD regales its users with a new major version of their driver suite, with added features and, usually, increased performance. In 2015, AMD introduced the Radeon Crimson driver release, which included a hefty performance package for some major titles, the new Radeon Settings design interface, and increased stability over the previous mega-release, Catalyst Omega. Last year, we were treated to the introduction of the ReLive, LiquidVR,

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Intel to Bring Additional Assembly Online to Improve Supply of Coffee Lake CPUs

There were some rumors regarding an expected low availability of Intel‘s latest, 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Then, in a new report, those rumors were sort of confirmed by Newegg. Now, we have it straight from the blue giant themselves, as Intel has announced that they‘re adding another facility to their 8th Gen Coffee Lake production and certification facilities. Stock of Intel 8th Gen CPUs has been spotty, to say the least, and prici

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ASUS Intros ROG Strix XG35VQ 21:9, UWQHD Monitor With 100 Hz FreeSync

ASUS has introduced a new ROG Strix monitor to its lineup, the XG35VQ, which brings with it UWQHD resolution (3440 x 1440) in a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 35" diagonal. It‘s a curved affair - 1800R at that - and ASUS says the VA panel offers 100% sRGB coverage, plus 2500:1 contrast and 300 cd/m2 brightness. Viewing angles stand at an almost perfect 178 - a standard spec in recent times. The most interesting selling point for this monitor, how

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(PR) Thermaltake Reveals Two New Gaming Chairs Made from Real Leather

Thermaltake Gaming Tt eSPORTS, the energetic and powerful challenger is delighted to announce the launch of the X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather Edition Professional Gaming Chair. The X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather gaming chair comes in a stunning all-black genuine leather covering found in top-level sport vehicles, coupled with elegant upholstery, the latest in ergonomic design, and use of top-notch materials for maximum durability, optimal form-f

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Under Fire, EA Backs Down on Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions

In an announcement on EA‘s website, Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager at DICE, came forward to respond in no uncertain terms to the issues looming over Star Wars Battlefront 2. In the post, Gabrielson vows that EA and Dice have "(...) an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows. But as we approach the worldwide launch, it‘s clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design.

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(PR) Razer Adds Two New Members to Their Hammerhead Gaming Earphone Family

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, has announced two new additions to the Razer Hammerhead in-ear headset family. The new earphones feature a digital connection regardless of Android or iOS - no 3.5 mm connection, a highly durable aluminum chassis, flat cables and bi-flange ear tips for passive noise isolation. They also come with inline remotes to provide quick control for audio fidelity from the 10 mm dynamic drivers. The Raz

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Caselabs‘ Popular Magnum SMA8 Case Undergoes Transformation

Premium custom PC case maker CaseLabs announced a new revision to the Magnum SMA8, easily the company‘s most popular and best-selling case. The original Magnum SMA8 has become the preferred case for many water-cooling aficionados. The Magnum SMA8 A Revision (SMA8-A) has been refined to make the build process even more enjoyable, and more personalized than ever before! Read full story

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Vivendi Puts Off Decision on Ubisoft Hostile Takeover for Now

French media conglomerate Vivendi has been amassing Ubisoft shares over a course of two years. The company is the biggest shareholder at the moment owning approximately 26% of Ubisoft‘s shares. By French accounting law, Vivendi is obligated to make a mandatory bid once their shareholder percentage surpasses the 30% mark. Earlier this year, the French giant made it clear that the hostile takeover would happen before the year ends. It won&lsq

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(PR) AVerMedia Debuts SonicBlast Gaming Soundbars

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. today introduced a brand new line of gaming audio solutions called SonicBlast. The opening lineup includes two soundbar variations -- the SonicBlast Soundbar GS331 and GS333, both of which deliver crisp and clear sound for a variety of occasions. Both soundbars are optionally complemented by the GS335 Subwoofer, a dedicated add-on that brings powerful bass and groundbreaking performance. Featuring three EQ modes for

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(PR) Intel Set to Launch Their New 5G Modems in 2019

Intel today announced substantial advances in its wireless product roadmap to accelerate the adoption of 5G. Highlights include the introduction of the Intel XMM 8000 series, Intel‘s first family of 5G new radio (5G NR) multi-mode commercial modems, and Intel‘s latest LTE modem, the Intel XMM 7660. Intel also announced it has successfully completed a full end-to-end 5G call based on its early 5G silicon, the Intel 5G Modem - a key mil

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The Creative Assembly Announces Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

The Creative Assembly, one of the foremost developers of Real Time Strategy (RTS) experiences, has announced a spin-off series based on the award-winning Total War series. Saga starts a series of spin-offs for the Total War game series, with The Creative Assembly saying that this series focuses on "exciting pivotal moments in history rather than whole historical eras." Thrones of Britannia already has a Steam page, which points towards a 2018 re

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(PR) G.Skill Announces Trident Z DDR4-4400 32GB CL19 Kit

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world‘s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the never-seen-before 32GB (4x8GB) Trident Z memory kit at an extremely blistering DDR4-4400MHz CL19-19-19-39. This new DDR4 Trident Z dual-channel memory kit upgrades the four-DIMM configuration to the next level as the world‘s fastest 32GB (4x8GB) memory kit in the world. These ex

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PowerColor Radeon RX Vega Red Devil Teased

PowerColor teased its first Radeon RX Vega series graphics card, under its flagship Red Devil branding. The company could use this common board design for both RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 SKUs. It combines a custom-design, triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution, with a semi-custom design PCB. The cooler is an upscale of the company‘s RX 580 Red Devil, with a massive 2.5-slot thick aluminum fin-stack heatsink, which draws heat from the "Vega

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Jonsbo Intros the PC-701 Top-flow CPU Cooler

Jonsbo today introduced the PC-701 top-flow CPU cooler. The cooler features a "C-type" aluminium fin-stack which propagates along the plane of the motherboard. Heat drawn by five 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat-pipes making direct contact with the CPU at the base, is conveyed along five points of the aluminium fin-stack, which is then ventilated by a 120 mm fan. Measuring 120 mm x 125 mm x 75 mm (WxDxH), and weighing 570 g, the cooler is des

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(PR) Intel to Redeem 2.95% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due 2035

Intel announced today that it has issued a notice of redemption to redeem on December 18, 2017 all of its outstanding 2.95% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures due 2035 (CUSIP Number 458140AC4) (the "Securities"). As of November 15, 2017, approximately 1.6 billion of the Securities was outstanding. The Securities called for redemption will be redeemed at a stated redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of such Sec

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(PR) EVGA DG-7 Series Gaming Case Available on Pre-order

The mid-tower is the ideal form factor that is well balanced between usable space and overall footprint. DG-7 is a case designed with aesthetics and function in mind, and is the perfect mid-tower solution. DG-7 features convenient and easy cable management, wide range of radiator support, and a durable steel frame. The tempered glass side panel is perfect to show off your system, no matter if you go with traditional GPU mount or vertical GPU moun

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AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.11.2

AMD today released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.11.2 beta software. The drivers come with launch-day optimization for "Star Wars: Battlefront II." The drivers also fix a handful issues related to Radeon ReLive game video capture/streaming software, in which chroma artifacts would show up on the screen, and an issue which caused recording to fail when switching between borderless fullscreen and fullscreen modes. The drivers also address W

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Overwatch, Star Wars Battlefront II Loot Crates Under Gambling Scrutiny

According to Belgium‘s VTM Nieuws, the Chancellor Commission from that country has opened an investigation into both Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront II loot crates, so as to rule whether or not these constitute gambling. Loot boxes being compared to gambling isn‘t a new debate, but up until now, a clear ruling that characterizes loot crates as such still hasn‘t made its way onto the courts or commissions that have been looki

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NVIDIA MX110, MX130 Product Pages go Live - Rebadged Maxwell Inside

NVIDIA has quietly put up two product pages for two new entry-level GPUs to be paired with laptops - the MX 110 and MX 130. NVIDIA has previously released the Pascal-infused MX150 GPU, which is positioned by the company as an IGP-level upgrade for much faster graphics rendering, while keeping within a comparable power envelope. The 384 CUDA cores on the MX150 ensured acceptable performance in MOBAs; the MX110 and MX130, however, are two lower-lev

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(PR) Free DLCs Coming to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Before the Year Ends

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced various free content updates and features coming this year to Middle-earth: Shadow of War, providing players with new ways to continue the battle for Mordor and capture every epic moment. Upcoming free downloadable content (DLC) updates and features include:Endless Siege - Defend your fortresses against Sauron‘s forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege. (Avai

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(PR) Razer Lifts the Curtain on New Wolverine Tournament Edition Gaming Controller

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled the Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition, an addition to its Razer Wolverine XBOX controller line designed specifically for professional gamers. The new controller retains the ergonomic design and highly praised features of Wolverine Ultimate. Tested and validated by many of the world‘s best professional esports athletes, the Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition ensures the hi

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(PR) Get SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition for Free Over at GameSessions

GameSessions, the company pioneering game giveaways and trials, today announces a new giveaway of SpellForce 2: Anniversary Edition. The GameSessions Giveaways service has been delivering for users over the past few months and is back with another giveaway. To celebrate the upcoming release of SpellForce 3, SpellForce 2: Anniversary Edition is being given away for free by the online games retailer. GameSessions works in collaboration with brand p

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(PR) Live the CES 2018 Experience Like a VIP and Meet Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Today, Intel launched a fundraising effort on Charitybuzz to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The company is auctioning a VIP experience at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including travel, deluxe lodging and a backstage meet and greet with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich before his opening keynote on Jan. 8, 2018. "CES is an incredible show for anyone interested in the future of technology, an

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(PR) Final Audio Launches E3000 and E2000 Earphones with Dynamic Drivers

Swapping the traditional balanced armature drivers for dynamic drivers for the first time, whilst still retaining a high-quality sound in a simple and user-friendly design, the new Final E series models are designed to deliver signature Final quality in an affordable package. Final have aimed to create a series of products that will set the bar for consumer in-ears for years to come. Integrating the results of their latest acoustic engineering Fi

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