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Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903 Gaming Performance Tested in 21 Titles, with RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII

Microsoft earlier today released to market its latest version of Windows 10, the May 2019 Update (version 1903). There was quite some talk about Microsoft tweaking the kernel to improve CPU performance. Other gamer-relevant changes include updates to WDDM (display driver model), and an updated DirectX 12, which now supports variable-rate shading. A similar technology is available on Vulkan, and has already been implemented in games such as "Wolfe

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903 Tested in 21 Games, with RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII

Microsoft earlier today released to market its latest version of Windows 10, the May 2019 Update (version 1903). There was quite some talk about Microsoft tweaking the kernel to improve CPU performance. Other gamer-relevant changes include updates to the WDDM (display driver model), and an updated DirectX, which now supports variable-rate shading. A similar technology is available on Vulkan, and has already been implemented in games such as "Wolf

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ARM Revokes Huawei‘s Chip IP Licence

As the trade war between the US and China continues to unfold, we are seeing major US companies ban or stop providing service to China‘s technology giant Huawei. Now, it looks like the trade war has crossed the ocean and reached the UK. This time, UK based ARM Holdings, the provider of mobile chip IP for nearly all smartphones and tablets, has revoked the license it has given Huawei. According to the BBC, ARM Holdings employees were instru

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Microsoft Advocates for Tighter Governmental Regulation of the Tech Sector With "Strong Enforcement Provisions""

Microsoft‘s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill in a blog post this Monday shared her - and Microsoft‘s - thoughts on regulation and its relationship to the tech sector. Julie Brill commented on the GDPR implementation originating in Europe, and how that could and should serve as a de facto standard of regulation that forces companies to steer away from the self-accountability on which they have remained fo

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(PR) ZADAK Announces the SPARK RGB DDR4 Memory

ZADAK announced today the immediate worldwide release of their latest ultra-high-performance RGB gaming memory module, the SPARK RGB DDR4. Firmly aimed at the high-end PC enthusiasts and gamers market, the SPARK RGB DDR4 brings together powerful memory module, overclocking capability and top-notch design elements to form a valuable addition to the ZADAK DDR4 family that is compatible with high-end motherboards. SPARK RGB DDR4 modules are availab

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Cryorig to Launch Graphene-Coated C7G CPU Cooler?

As of yet unannounced, it seems that Cryorig may be preparing to launch a graphene-coated version of their popular low-profile C7Cu cooler. Cryorig‘s own website has a product page up for the part, which makes use of graphene‘s qualities in both durability, lightness and thermal conductivity to increase performance in the part of the market it arguably matters the most - small form factor. This could signal an improvement in heat diss

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Gigabyte‘s Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce and 5.1 Ghz Core i9-9900K Bundle Now Available

Remember that ludicrous Gigabyte bundle that mixed the company‘s most outrageously expensive motherboard with a cherry-picked Intel Core i9-9900K overclocked to 5.1 GHz? Well, it‘s finally available, if that‘s your particular kind of beach, and the pricing is better than was expected. Solo, the motherboard sets you back 999, while a cherry-picked Intel Core i9-9900K at 5.1 GHz would set you back some 939 in houses such as Silico

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AMD Memory Tweak Tool Lets You OC and Tweak AMD Radeon Memory Timings On-the-fly

Eliovp, who describes himself on GitHub as a Belgian [crypto] mining enthusiast, created what could go down as the best thing that happened to AMD Radeon users all decade. The AMD Memory Tweak Tool is a Windows and Linux based GUI utility that lets you not just overclock AMD Radeon graphics card memory on the fly, but also lets you tweak its memory timings. Most timings apply live, while your machine is running within Windows/Linux GUI, some requ

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EA Reveals Next-Generation Hair Rendering for Frostbite

In the gaming industry, everything is evolving around game graphics. GPUs are integrating new technologies such as ray tracing, there are tons of software dedicated to making in-game art illustrations to make the game look as realistic as possible, etc. Electronic Arts, one of the biggest software companies decided to release a state of the art AAA games, today published an update to their Frostbite engine. EA‘s Frostbite is an engine used

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Secretlab Launches 2020 Series Gaming Seats, Includes Game of Thrones Special Editions

For those who came in late, Secretlab is a Singapore-based company that specializes in gaming seats and chairs. Founded in 2014, they were among the very first to establish a foothold in the now-burgeoning gaming chair market, and arguably have led the way from day one. Our own Erasmia was left extremely impressed with their 2018-series Titan chair, to where it was selected among the best of 2017 in the product category as well. We were invited t

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AMD Memory Tweak Tool by Eliovp Lets You OC and Tweak Radeon Timings On-the-fly

Eliovp, who describes himself on GitHub as a Belgian [crypto] mining enthusiast, created what could go down as the best thing that happened to AMD Radeon users all decade. The AMD Memory Tweak Tool is a Windows and Linux based GUI utility that lets you not just overclock your AMD Radeon graphics card‘s memory on the fly, but also lets you tweak its memory timings. Most timings apply live, while your machine is running within Windows/Linux G

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Intel "Sapphire Rapids" Brings PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 to the Data-Center

As if the mother of all ironies, prior to its effective death-sentence dealt by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Huawei‘s server business developed an ambitious product roadmap for its Fusion Server family, aligning with Intel‘s enterprise processor roadmap. It describes in great detail the key features of these processors, such as core-counts, platform, and I/O. The "Sapphire Rapids" processor will introduce the biggest I/O advanceme

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PSA: How to Download the Windows 10 1903 ISO from MS, without the Media Creation Tool

When visiting the Microsoft ISO Disc Image Download Page using a desktop PC, Microsoft will force you to use the Media Creation Tool to get the ISO. A direct download is not available, or you can use the Upgrade Assistant, to upgrade your current running system. This complicates things if you just want to grab the Windows 10 ISO image quickly, without jumping through Microsoft‘s hoops. We have learned, that when you make your web-browser r

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903 Goes Live

Microsoft today officially released Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903). Distributed in a regionally phased manner over Windows Update, and on-demand through the Upgrade Assistant tool or downloadable as fresh installation media, Windows 1903 is the year‘s first major update. It adds several user-interface improvements, such as a more functional Start Menu, a vastly improved search system, a more functional Action Center, handy new fe

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(PR) Mushkin Announces Availability of Helix-L NVMe SSD

Mushkin Enhanced MFG - An industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and high-reliability computer products, is excited to announce global availability of its much-anticipated Helix-L PCIe m.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) originally announced at CES 2019 and has available capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB. Built using the latest Silicon Motion SM2263XT PCIe Gen 3 x 4 NVMe controller to generate super-fast sequential Read and

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AMD "Navi" Features 8 Streaming Engines, Possible ROP Count Doubling?

AMD‘s 7 nm "Navi 10" silicon may finally address two architectural shortcomings of its performance-segment GPUs, memory bandwidth, and render-backends. The GPU almost certainly features a 256-bit GDDR6 memory interface, bringing about a 50-75 percent increase in memory bandwidth over "Polaris 30." According to a sketch of the GPU‘s SIMD schematic put out by KOMACHI Ensaka, Navi‘s main number crunching machinery is spread across

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(PR) QNAP Unveils the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5GbE Adapter

QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading storage, network and computing solutions provider, today launched the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5GbE adapter, allowing users to add 5GbE/2.5GbE/1GbE/100MbE connectivity to their computers and NAS via USB 3.0. Users can easily upgrade their network speed with the QNA-UC5G1T using an existing CAT 5e cable to increase file transfer speeds and work efficiency. "Both home and business users require higher bandwidth t

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Gears of War 5 to be Released in September Along PC exclusive Gears Tactics

Looks like E3 will be a very good event for Microsoft, which will have its hands full of announcements during the show. According to the latest rumors, Gears 5, the latest release in the Gears of Wars franchise will be launched in Septemeber this year. The supposed launch will be happening during Microsoft‘s E3 conference. Besides Gears 5, Microsoft will launch PC exclusive game Gears Tactics. As rumors suggest, we will be getting new Gear

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(PR) Manli Introduces GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Gallardo Graphics Cards

Manli Technology Group Limited, one of the major Graphics Cards and other components manufacturers, today announced the superior ultimate edition of Gallardo series graphics solution - Manli GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti & RTXTM 2080 Gallardo, addition of the latest valued software - Turbo Engine and LED Lighting Control. Two lightning flash across cooling cover, and flashing with stunning LED lights. Meanwhile, it is equipped with 5 composite copper hea

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U.S. Dept of Commerce Gives Huawei a 90-day Waiver to Wrap Up its Affairs

The United States Department of Commerce granted Huawei a 90-day respite in the form of a waiver, from the Bureau of Industry and Security‘s list of entities American businesses cannot trade with. Huawei shook the tech world last weekend, when it found itself banned by the Department of Commerce. Called TGL, or Temporary General License, with a defined lifespan of 90 days following 20th May, the TGL "grants operators time to make other arra

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AMD Takes a Bigger Revenue Hit than Microsoft from Huawei Ban: Goldman Sachs

The trade ban imposed on Chinese tech giant Huawei by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and ratified through an Executive Order by President Donald Trump, is cutting both ways. Not only are U.S. entities banned from importing products and services from Huawei, but also engaging in trade with them (i.e. selling to them). U.S. tech firms stare at a 11 billion revenue loss by early estimates. Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs compiled a list of companie

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Sapphire Reps Leak Juicy Details on AMD Radeon Navi

A Sapphire product manager and PR director, speaking to the Chinese press spilled the beans on AMD‘s upcoming Radeon Navi client-segment graphics family. It looks like with Navi, AMD is targeting the meat of the serious gamer market, at two specific price points, USD 399 with a "Pro" (cut-down) product, and 499 with an "XT" (full-fleged) product. AMD has two NVIDIA products in its crosshairs, the GeForce RTX 2070, and the RTX 2060. The 399

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(PR) DIYPC Announces the Cutting-edge Rainbow Flash-V2 Chassis

DIYPC, the leading professional manufacturer of computer cases and accessories DIYPC, is pleased to announce the addition of a new chassis in the DIYPC lineup of RGB products. The new DIYPC Rainbow Flash V2 gaming chassis is a sleek and modern case featuring a futuristic-looking front complete with addressable RGB lighting that runs from top to bottom of the case, giving it a shine that is totally unique and attention-grabbing. The Rainbow Flash-

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After a 4 Year Leave, AMD Rejoins the Fortune 500 List

The Fortune 500 lists the top 500 companies in the worold in terms of revenue. These are the most significant movers in the markets, be it of real estate, mining, hedge fund, or semiconductor nature (among others). AMD was "kicked" out of the Fortune 500 back in 2015, when the company was struggling with its Buldozzer-based processors and had an increasingly small marketshare - and thus revenue - that Zen came on to save. Now, thanks to the effor

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