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(PR) AMD Deepens Senior Management and Technical Leadership Bench

AMD today announced key promotions that extend senior-level focus on company growth. AMD named "Zen" chief architect Mike Clark an AMD corporate fellow; promoted Darren Grasby to senior vice president of global Computing and Graphics sales and AMD president for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and promoted Robert Gama to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. "We believe the opportunities ahead of us are tremendous as w

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Pay 160 for the AREZ Sticker: The Mess GPP Landed AIC Partners and Consumers in

The same exact graphics cards, made by the same exact manufacturer, in the same exact factory, with the only difference being the "AREZ Strix" branding, priced a whopping USD 160 apart - that‘s the kind of mess NVIDIA GPP (GeForce Partners Program) left in its wake. Newegg lists the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64 (STRIX-RXVEGA64-O8G-GAMING) graphics card at USD 589.99. This card was made before ASUS decided to re-brand its AMD Radeon grap

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CORSAIR Teases Upcoming Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon‘s now-annual Prime Day event in July is due to kickoff in less than 24 hours, and this year some of the deals actually look to be proper sales as opposed to the retailer and its partner aiming to reduce inventory of fluff no one purchases. Indeed, we have seen companies already make mention of items that will go on sale on Monday, July 16 to generate interest. CORSAIR must have decided this was a good idea as well, as we received a l

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Valve Disables CS:GO Lootboxes in Belgium & Netherlands

Following Valve‘s decision to disable trading in the Netherlands due to that country‘s legal statutes regarding gambling, the company is now taking other steps to comply with the country‘s Dutch Gaming Authority. Players in the Netherlands and Belgium "will be restricted from opening containers" following this week‘s patch, according to the patch notes. This will prevent players in those countries from even opening the loo

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(PR) Spire Introduces the First Model of HUSKY series PC Cases

The Spire HUSKY series computer cases are the new addition to our line of affordable ATX mid-tower size PC chassis with contemporary looks. New on this series are the separated PSU chamber and Mainboard and components chamber. The modern front panel design is practical with one USB3.0 & wo SB2.0 and HD/AC97 Audio ports on the front top. The sleek and industrial front panel design fits into any interior, home or office or public space. The lower

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Valve Disables CS:GO Lootboxes in Belgium, Netherlands

Following Valve‘s decision to disable trading in the Netherlands due to that country‘s legal statutes regarding gambling, Valve has now Players in the Netherlands and Belgium "will be restricted from opening containers" following this week‘s patch, according to the patch notes. This will prevent players in those countries from even opening the lootboxes. As the "Miscellaneous" section of the patch notes reads:Updated Steam and C

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(PR) Cougar Introduces the Turret Mid-Tower Case With Vortex RGB Fans

The Cougar Turret has an attractive angular form, it is a compact Mid-Tower that is ideal for customers looking for a good value and high quality case. It has two tempered glass panels. The first is a side panel, which lets you show off your computer‘s hardware. While the second on the front of the case creates an eye-catching glowing lighting effect when the two pre-installed Vortex LED fans are illuminated. THE COUGAR TURRET AT A GLANCE:

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(PR) Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for the PC industry, Gartner analysts said this sign of m

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Raidmax Intros the X08 Tower-type Open Air Chassis

Raidmax today introduced the X08, a quasi-open air ATX mid-tower chassis. A collection of stamped out sheet-metal bolted to temepred glass side panels, the X08 holds a standard ATX motherboard with 7 add-on card slots. Its motherboard tray has room for graphics cards up to 40 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 15 cm in height. There are no drive cages as such, and you‘re left to mount 2.5-inch drives along the spinal panel with the mothe

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(PR) Intel to Acquire eASIC to Bolster FPGA Talent and Solutions

Intel is competing to win in the largest-ever addressable market for silicon, which is being driven by the explosion of data and the need to process, analyze, store and share it. This dynamic is fueling demand for computing solutions of all kinds. Of course Intel is known for world-class CPUs, but today we offer a broader range of custom computing solutions to help customers tackle all kinds of workloads - in the cloud, over the network and at th

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(PR) Intel Announces New Generation Xeon E Processor Family

Intel today announced the release of the new Intel Xeon E-2100 processor. The Intel Xeon E processor, successor to the Intel Xeon E3 processor, is designed for entry-level workstations that provide creators with powerful, single-threaded application performance with a platform optimized for reliability and affordability. "With today‘s workloads, aging workstations impede productivity, collaboration and creativity. The release of the Intel

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AMD Rolls Out Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.7.1

AMD today rolled out the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 18.7.1 drivers come with optimization for "Earthfall," with up to 28 percent more performance measured on Radeon RX Vega 56 and up to 28 percent more performance to be had on the RX 580 8 GB, at 1440; and up to 27 percent higher performance measured at 1080p, on the RX 560 4 GB. The drivers also address a number of bugs, including random crash noticed in "Fortnite Sea

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Corsair Readies Hydro H100i Pro Cooler with Zero RPM Fan Mode

Corsair is giving finishing touches to the Hydro H100i Pro, an all-in-one liquid CPU cooler designed to one-up the Hydro H100i series. Its USP is the "zero RPM fan mode," in which a fan-controller integrated with the pump-block turns off the fans when the coolant is below a temperature threshold. Corsair believes this could help most gamers overcome their biggest gripe with liquid cooling - that the fans keep running. The pump-block of the H100

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(PR) Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. It comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for p

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CD Projekt Red: "The Witcher is One of Two Franchises On Which to Build the Future"

Well, that‘s it, then: we now have yet another CD Projekt Red game to look forward to. It was always expected that this would be the case: that The Witcher didn‘t end with The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. It just couldn‘t; that game was much too close to a masterpiece, and too much of a commercial success, for that world not to be visited in other circumstances. In an interview with Bankier.pl, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciski spoke a

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(PR) Sharkoon Introduces SKILLER SGH3 Gaming Headset with External USB Sound Card

With the SKILLER SGH3, Sharkoon introduces the most versatile stereo headset of the SKILLER series. The Hi-Fi capable 53 mm drivers promise a forceful sound which can be adjusted according to personal preferences via the external USB sound card. The sound card incorporates a hardware equalizer and is supplied with the headset. The straightforward design, detachable microphone and modular cable connections should also make the headset attractive f

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DARPA to Dedicate 100 million to EDA Projects Over the Next Five Years

EDA (Electronic Design Automation) is a quintessential part of modern silicon processor design - of any kind. Be it GPUs, CPUs, or SOCs, you can bet an electronic design tool has been applied somewhere in the process. These tools serve their function in various steps of silicon design, be it allowing for automated placement of components, signal routing, power optimization, and analyzing said designs with performance and bottleneck projections. I

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(PR) Apple updates MacBook Pro with 8th Gen Intel Core Processors

Apple today updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance - ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-t

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Windows Notepad Gets its First Update in Decades

Microsoft is giving Notepad, the humble plaintext editor, its first major update in decades. The update will be shipping in the next major update to Windows 10, currently referred to as Redstone 5. To begin with, Notepad is getting an under-the-hood performance boost that will let it work with large text files more responsively. More functionality is added to the status bar (which stays hidden by default). The status bar now allows you to zoom in

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(PR) QNAP Completes its 9-bay NAS Lineup With the Award-Winning TVS-951X 10GBASE-T Multimedia NAS

Following the releases of the TS-932X (powered by an AnnapurnaLabs CPU) and the TS-963X (powered by an AMD CPU), QNAP Systems, Inc. today completes the high-capacity-compact-size 9-bay NAS lineup with the introduction of the TVS-951X 10GbE multimedia NAS. The new model is powered by a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, providing a NAS private cloud solution that combines high capacity and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. The TVS-951X NAS has

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(PR) Shuttle Presents First XPC Cube for 8th Gen Intel Core Processors

The XPC cubes are the first models in the Shuttle range to benefit from the generation leap forward to Intel‘s latest processor models with a 14nm architecture (Coffee Lake). The SH370R6, which is designed for home/office/workstation use, features the latest technology and offers faster working along with reduced energy consumption. There was a conscious decision to rely on the proven R6 chassis design once more. The XPC Barebone SH370R6 f

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Thermalright Intros Silver Arrow TR4 CPU Cooler

Thermalright today introduced a variant of its Silver Arrow dual fin-stack, tower-type CPU cooler for AMD socket TR4, meant for Ryzen Threadripper processors. Capable of handling thermal loads of up to 320W, the cooler can be paired with even upcoming 250W TDP 24-core and 32-core Threadripper II models. Although bearing the same name, the Silver Arrow TR4 bears little design resemblance with the Silver Arrow ITX-R or the Silver Arrow SB-E, or eve

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An Anthem for SLI: Bioware‘s New Universe in 60 FPS 4K Run on Two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti GPUs

Lo and Behold: SLI working properly. This was my first reaction whilst reading up on this potential news piece (which, somewhat breaking the fourth wall, actually did end up as one). My thought likely isn‘t alone; it‘s been a while since we heard of any relevant dual graphics card configuration and performance improvement now, as developers seem to be throwing dreams of any "Explicit Multi-GPU" tech out of the water. This slight devia

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An Anthem for SLI: Bioware‘s New Universe in 60 FPS 4K Ran on Two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti GPUs

Lo and Behold: SLI working properly. This was my first reaction whilst reading up on this potential news piece (which, somewhat breaking the fourth wall, actually did end up as one). My thought likely isn‘t alone; it‘s been a while since we heard of any relevant dual graphics card configuration and performance improvement now, as developers seem to be throwing dreams of any "Explicit Multi-GPU" tech out of the water. This slight devia

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