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Intel to Move Select Chipset Fabrication Back to 22nm in Wake of 14 nm Silicon Constraints

Things seem to be taking turns to the worse at Intel in accordance to Murphy‘s law. Not only was the company hit with a multitude of security flaws embedded in their CPUs, which puts their michroarchitecture design chops in jeopardy, but now they also have to contend with silicon fabrication snags. That Intel‘s 14 nm fabs are being hit with overwhelming demand for their output capacity is already a known quantity, with rising prices o

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(PR) Steelseries Announces New Limited-Edition Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Howl Edition Peripherals

SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, in collaboration with Valve, is proud to announce a limited-edition line of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) branded peripherals. The new mouse and mousepad feature a design based on CS:GO‘s most legendary gun skin, the M4A4 Howl. "Valve has been a valued partner for a long time, first with the creation of the Rival 300 Fade and Rival 300 Hyper Beast, and CS:GO integration in St

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(PR) TEAMGROUP T-Force Gaming Luminous SSD and High-End Memory Release New Models with Ultimate Specs

TEAMGROUP‘s gaming brand, T-FORCE is expanding its product series. The recently announced, new generation of 2.5-inch RGB solid state drive - DELTA RGB SSD, and the international award winning XTREEM both release new models today, bringing extreme computer performance to satisfy global gamers‘ desire for blazing fast performance. T-FORCE‘s new 2.5-inch DELTA R RGB SSD (RAINBOW/USB 9pin) is a luminous solid state drive. The 5:3

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(PR) Thermaltake Pacific V-RTX 2080 Plus Series Founders Edition Designed for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080/2080Ti Graphics Cards

Thermaltake Pacific V-RTX 2080 Plus Series Founders Edition RGB water block is officially available for pre-order on the TT Premium website. The RGB water block is especially designed for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphic cards. The Pacific V-RTX 2080 Plus Series Founders Edition combines style with functionality; designed with a software-controllable 16.8 million colors LED strip that allows users to customize the

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(PR) Lian Li Introduces LANCOOL ONE White Edition, Champagne Special Edition Global Giveaway

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world‘s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts, custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is pleased to announce the debut of the LANCOOL ONE White Edition chassis and to celebrate this exciting release, Lian Li is proud to announce the commemorative LANCOOL ONE Special Edition. A special, customized variation of the White Edition, the LANCOOL ONE Special Edition features a crafted cha

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FinalWire Updates AIDA64 to v5.98

FinalWire today released updates to AIDA64. The new version 5.98 of AIDA64 comes with support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which includes the ability to tell its various software components. The suite also introduces a new VAES-optimized AES benchmark. This 64-bit multi-threaded CPU benchmark can take advantage of the VAES instruction-set of upcoming "Ice Lake" processors. It also introduces improvements to its AMD platform hardware detect

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Newegg Compromised by Magecart Assault; Potential Data Theft for Over a Month

Magecart is a relatively new online exploit group that has been in the news recently for affecting British Airways, and Ticketmaster in the recent past months. This hithero-unrecognized group uses a web-based card skimmer script by injecting a precious few lines of malicious code in a website, to then steal sensitive data that customers enter in the payment sections of said affected websites. Two large digital threat management outfits, RiskIQ an

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AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 Graphics Drivers

AMD today released version 18.9.2 of their Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Graphics Drivers. This update brings with it improved or added support for F1 2018 (up to 3% faster performance on Vega 64 at 2560x1440); Fortnite (up to 5% faster performance at 1080p under a Vega 64); Shadow of the Tomb Raider (up to 4% faster performance on Vega 64 at 2560x1440); and Star Control: Origins, with up to 14% faster performance with a Vega 64 running at 4K

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Latest Metro: Exodus Trailer Showcases the Beauty of NVIDIA RTX

NVIDIA is pushing its RTX dialing up to eleven, today partnering with 4A Games to launch a stunning, 6-minute trailer showcasing their RTX global illumination technology that‘s being baked into the next installment in the popular Metro series. An image speaks more than a thousand words, and in here, there are approximately 21,600 of them (provided there are no frame drops, eh). Metro: Exodus is prepped for launch on February 22nd, 2019, an

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THQ Nordic Announces Acquisition of IP to "Alone in the Dark", "Act of War" Franchises

THQ Nordic today announced they had acquired rights to two different IPs from Atari Europe SAS. The agreement extends to both the Alone in the Dark and Act of War franchises - of which the first is the most well-known. Alone in the Dark, with its survival horror archetype, saw early instalments of the series based on the writings of master horror storyteller H. P. Lovecraft. Later entries in the series drew inspiration from other sources includ

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(PR) Phanteks Launches Glacier G2080Ti, G2080 Water-blocks for NVIDIA RTX

Phanteks are proud to announce the launch of their new Glacier G2080Ti and G2080 water-blocks. Designed with the enthusiast in mind, they‘re perfect for gamers looking to push their new NVIDIA RTX cards to the max! The G2080Ti are full-cover water-blocks with an optimized central channel structure, complete with 6mm thick nickel plated copper base for efficient heat exchange. The blocks are sealed with industry leading VITON O-RINGS, meanin

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NVIDIA Releases GeForce 411.63 Game Ready Driver with Support for Turing 2000-series GPUs

NVIDIA today released the GeForce 411.64 WHQL "Game Ready" driver to go along with the embargo release for their latest and greatest Turing 2080 and 2080 Ti graphics cards. These drivers come with optimization for upcoming AAA game launches, including Assassin‘s Creedy Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4, and Fifa 19. For those of you who decided to pre-order the new GPUs, or are going to purchase them imminently, this is the driver you will need to g

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(PR) ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core Headsets

ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core, a new series of gaming headsets tuned especially for first-person shooter (FPS) gaming. The headsets feature Sony-certified Hi-Res Audio and are designed to be incredibly lightweight and comfortable. ROG Delta is the world‘s first gaming headset with the industry-leading, hi-fi-grade ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC , which delivers impeccably clear and detailed sound to give serious

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(PR) Toshiba Memory and Western Digital Celebrate the Opening of Fab 6

Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation today celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Toshiba Memory started construction of Fab 6, a dedicated 3D flash memory fabrication facility, in February 2017. Toshiba Memory and Western Digital have installed cutting-edge manufacturing equipment for key product

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Capcom Shuts Down Dead Rising Studio; Franchise Future in Danger

In a statement provided by Capcom to Kotaku, we have learnt that Capcom Vancouver is been shut down. A series of layoffs at the studio this year did not seem to help the financial bottom line of the company, and a skeleton crew will operate through January 2019 to "finalize closure operations and logistics". As many as 158 people are slated to lose their jobs over this decision, and a company rep explained this action by saying "as a result of re

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Mozilla Releases Firefox Reality- A Web Browser Dedicated for Virtual Reality

The name of the product may sound ironic given the intended application, but the Mozilla Firefox Reality web browser is the first of its kind to be built dedicated to virtual reality (and also augmented-, and mixed-reality for that matter) portals. Mozilla had originally announced earlier this year this was in the making, and today we see availability at the usual VR suspects- Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. The Mixed Reality Team at M

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Gigabyte Expands SSD Storage Lineup With NVMe M.2 Solutions

Gigabyte today announced they were expanding their SSD storage lineup (started with the UD PRO series SATA III SSDs) with M.2 solutions. The new SSDs transfer data under the NVMe protocol and carry the M.2 form factor, in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB sizes. According to Gigabyte‘s own product pages, the 256 GB version has a sequential read and write speed of up to 1200 MB/s and 800 MB/s, while the 128 GB model cuts those speeds down to 1100 M

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MyDigitalSSD Introduces M2X External USB Enclosure for NVMe, M.2 SSDs

MyDigitalSSD is out with a relatively ingenious solution for users looking to get the best portable, external SSD performance available. Their new M2X external M.2 enclosure will allow users to create an external storage solution via a DIY kit. The M2X is built on JMicron‘s JMS583 USB 3.1 Gen 2 to PCIe 3.1 x2 bridge chip (meaning that a PCIe 2x NVMe will be sufficient in maxing out available performance), will only be limited by USB 3.1 Gen

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(PR) EK Launches their Next-Gen Velocity CPU Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce the new generation of high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets, the EK-Velocity. The new CPU water block will be available in a total of 14 versions featuring intricate RGB lit models, and down to simple minimalistic bare copper cold plate versions as well. The inspiration for the new CPU block name "Velocity" was inspired by the necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liqui

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(PR) BIOSTAR Presents Professional Crypto Mining Motherboards with TB360-BTC Expert and TB360-BTC PRO

BIOSTAR, a leader in crypto mining motherboards, introduces two new BTC series professional crypto mining motherboards - TB360-BTC Expert and TB360-BTC PRO. Fully optimized for professional crypto mining, the TB360-BTC Expert and TB360-BTC PRO support 17 x PCI-E 3.0 and 12 x PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots respectively. Packed with features for scaling up professional mining operations of any size, the TB360-BTC Expert and TB360-BTC PRO ensure a rock-s

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(PR) SteelSeries Announces Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset

SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the upgraded Arctis 3 Bluetooth, widely regarded as the best gaming headset for the Nintendo Switch. The award-winning headset now features updates based on user feedback, a new price and is the best headset to work with the newly launched Nintendo Switch Online service. The Arctis 3 Bluetooth allows gamers to easily chat by connecting simultaneously to the Ninten

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(PR) Philips Stunning New E Series Narrow-Border Monitors Now Available

Today EPI, the brand license partner for Philips monitors and leading technology company, announces the availability of the Philips E Series. The E Series includes three monitors - a 27-inch (276E9QDSB), 24-inch (246E9QDSB) and 22-inch (226E9QDSB). This family of professional monitors provides vivid color in a stylish, minimal design. With an IPS panel with wide viewing angles and incredibly narrow side bezels, the E series is especially suited f

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(PR) Kingston Partners with Ontrack for Advanced Data Erasure Solutions

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, is now partnering with Ontrack, a leading provider of data recovery and erasure services. Kingston customers will now be able to use Ontrack‘s data erasure services at advantageous rates. Ontrack offers an award-winning software-suite and provides technology services to help legal, corporate and government customers as well as consumers to remove

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ASUS Launches its ROG Ryujin Line of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers for AMD TR4

ASUS today launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Ryujin line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Positioned above the ROG Ryuo series, which opened to pre-orders earlier this month, the Ryujin was first showcased at the 2018 Computex. These coolers are characterized by a somewhat square pump-block design that resembles a that of a chipset heatsink; but is embedded with a 1.77-inch color OLED display that shows

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