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AMD 8-core Ryzen APU to Power Sony Playstation 5, Says the Rumor Mill

Sony‘s announcement of the Playstation team skipping E3 2019 took everyone by surprise aside from a few on Reddit who had paid attention to a thread created the day before. Reddit user RuthenicCookie seemed to know a lot more about Sony‘s plans for their popular game console for the next few years, as well as game titles supporting this current console generation and the next. Amidst a lot of the tasty rumor bits that should interest

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Kailh SUN Switches Show up in Hexgears GK760 Keyboard

We first saw the new SUN switches from Kailh back at Computex this year, featuring centralized and bright lighting incorporated in mechanical switches that also offered a lower-than-average actuation and travel distance. At the 2018 Electronica tradefair in Munich, Kailh showed off the first retail keyboard to make use of these switches in the form of the Hexgears GK760. Hexgears was formed by Andrew Lekashman of Input Club fame, and already has

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Microsoft Accounts Now Support Hardware-based Login via FIDO 2

FIDO 2 has been making the rounds for a while as a hardware solution that replaces the dated usage of passwords. Via a hardware token, users with a FIDO 2-enabled drive are able to skip manual introduction of any authentication in both Windows (version 1809 and up) or any supporting website (with a browser that supports the FIDO 2/WebAuthn API. It basically creates a security key using cryptography, where the user only has to press a button on th

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(PR) NEC Unveils MultiSync EA271U 4K UHD Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the availability of the 27" MultiSync EA271U, a full-featured, business-class desktop display delivering superior 4K UHD image quality and enhanced USB-C connectivity. The EA271U features a 3-sided ultra-narrow bezel of just 1.00mm, designed to eliminate distractions while delivering a large desktop workspace that enhances produc

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Cooler Master Announces the MP750 Soft RGB Mousepad

Cooler Master today unveiled a mousepad solution to round out their accessories offerings. The new mousepad is designed to withstand accidental spillage of an assortment of energy drinks and coffee (but mainly water) with its waterproof construction. There-s also RGB lighting on the mousepad, so that water proofing comes in handy. The accessory achieves this waterproofing while using a soft fabric construction - it isn‘t one of those compos

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(PR) EVGA Gives Away "Battlefield V" with GeForce RTX Graphics Cards

NVIDIA GeForce RTX delivers the ultimate PC gaming experience. Game with the unparalleled realism and performance of the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and revolutionary RTX platform as you enter mankind‘s greatest conflict where no two victories are ever alike. This is a whole new way to experience games. Now, for a limited time, purchase a qualifying EVGA GeForce RTX graphics card and get Battlefield V. See more details and qualifying

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GIGABYTE Intros X399 Aorus Pro Motherboard at 270

GIGABYTE began shipping its second socket AMD TR4 motherboard since 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper launch, the X399 Aorus Pro. If you‘ve been paying attention to GIGABYTE‘s new nomenclature for Aorus, the "Pro" SKU is slotted between what was "Gaming 3" and "Gaming 5," making this GIGABYTE‘s most affordable TR4 motherboard, positioned below the X399 Gaming 7, and a far cry from the range-topping X399 Aorus Xtreme. The board s

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DRAM Price-Fix Uncovered in China, ‘Massive Evidence‘ Against Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron

The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation has been conducting an anti-monopoly investigation of the global Dynamic RAM market. According to an interview of Wu Zenghou (bureau‘s head) in the Financial Times, this process has found "massive evidence" against the three companies (Samsung, Hynix, and Micron) that are responsible for the vast majority of this segment. "The anti-monopoly investigation into these three companies has m

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(PR) Roccat Announces Renga Boost Gaming Headset

After the success of the original Renga released in 2016, ROCCAT refreshes the stereo headset and brings it back to the market as the ROCCAT Renga Boost. Offering studio grade high quality sound, the Renga Boost will charm gamers with its discreet all-black look, its amazing acoustic performance and its superior lightweight comfort. Designed for gamers in search of a premium audio experience, the Renga Boost‘s 50mm neodymium drivers provide

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(PR) ADATA Launches XPG INFAREX K10 Keyboard and M20 Mouse

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today announced the launch of two new gaming accessories, the XPG INFAREX K10 keyboard, and M20 mouse. Designed to enhance gaming experiences, the K10 keyboard sports nine LED lighting modes, anti-ghosting keys, and ergonomic keycaps, while the M20 mouse features durable OMRON switches, five-setting adjustable DPI, and RGB lighting. The XPG K10 add

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Microsoft Works On Xbox Without Optical Disc Drive

Microsoft is working on the first major game console to lack physical game media, targeted at markets where downloaded content is prevalent. The console could be a variant of the existing Xbox One / Xbox One S, but will be slightly cheaper for lacking the roughly-25 optical drive. For those stuck with a large library of physical copies of games on discs, Microsoft could roll out a "disc-to-digital" programme that converts your physical disc owner

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Valve Says Goodbye to Steam Link But Will Continue to Offer Support

Valve seemed to have the ambition to become a hardware company when he launched peripherals like his Steam Link and its Steam Controller. The scope of these products has been limited, and now the company reports that "the supply of physical Steam Link hardware devices is sold out in Europe and almost sold out in the US". Valve has discontinued the product, although the company will continue to offer support for the Steam Link. The idea was (and

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(PR) G.SKILL Launches Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 RGB Memory Kits

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world‘s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is launching Trident Z Royal series DDR4 RGB memory kits, featuring a patent-pending full-length crystalline light bar upon a polished heatspreader in gold or silver with stunning 8-zone RGB lighting. The patent of the crystalline design on PC components has been applied for across major countries. Available in

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Hodlers Dump Crypto for X‘mas? ETH and BTC at Yearly Lows

Prices of the two top crypto-currencies with DIY and small-scale miners, Ethereum and Bitcoin, dropped to yearly lows Monday, with Ethereum falling just a touch below USD 140, and Bitcoin at 4,700. This is in stark contrast to January, when Bitcoin scraped 20,000, making it among the most valuable "currencies" in human history. The direct impact of the crypto-currency slide falls on graphics card prices, at least for currencies which are viable t

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Post-process Injector, ReShade 4.0 Released, Offers Numerous Enhancements

Generic post-processing injector, ReShade, which offers SMAA anti-aliasing, screen space ambient occlusion, depth of field, and many other effects, has been updated to version 4.0. More than just a version update the ReShade FX compiler has received a complete overhaul having been made fully standalone as of this release. These changes bring performance improvements, better error recovery, improved support for code features, and even opens up the

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AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2 Beta Drivers

AMD today made available the latest version of their Radeon software drivers, Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2, for supported graphics solutions. This brings with it support for the hotly anticipated Battlefield V game title, as well as some fixes to issues that users have been awaiting. Driver software notifications no longer list erroneously the current installed driver version and, more importantly, the annoying bug affecting some RX Vega users of el

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ASUS Rolls Out "Gaming Station" GS50

ASUS announced the Gaming Station GS50, which its product managers refer to as a "gaming workstation," so someone at big oil can blow steam off on Battlefield after a long day‘s work exploring shale (at least that‘s a use-case we can imagine). The GS50 is powered by an Intel Xeon W-2155 processor, which is a 10-core/20-thread chip clocked at 3.30 GHz to 4.50 GHz (turbo), packing 13.75 MB of L3 cache. This processor is essentially a Co

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Bad Times for Motherboard and GPU Makers: Oversupply and High Prices in 1H19

The "sustained chill in the crypto mining sector" is, according to Taiwan-based sources cited at DigiTimes, one of the leading reasons motherboard and graphics cards makers will face a bleak scenario in the next few months. According to those sources, other factors such as the US-China trade war doesn‘t help a situation on which NVIDIA new RTX family hasn‘t helped due to the high price of those GPUs. ASUSTeK Computer and Gigabyte Tech

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Bad Times for Motherboard and GPU Makers: Oversupply Will Lead to High Prices in 1H19

The "sustained chill in the crypto mining sector" is, according to Taiwan-based sources cited at DigiTimes, one of the leading reasons motherboard and graphics cards makers will face a bleak scenario in the next few months. According to those sources, other factors such as the US-China trade war doesn‘t help a situation on which NVIDIA new RTX family hasn‘t helped due to the high price of those GPUs. ASUSTeK Computer and Gigabyte Tech

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(PR) Scythe Announces Katana 5 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents the fifth generation of its popular all-round Katana CPU cooler. This new version comes with a revamped asymmetric heatsink design and total height of only 135 mm, offering unrestricted compatibility to mainboards and memory modules. The second generation of the Easy Clip Mounting System (E.C.M.S) assures a fast and easy installation process. Another key innovation of the Katana 5 is the newly developed Kaz

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(PR) Kingmax Intros Zeus PX3480 M.2 NVMe SSD Series

KINGMAX Technology Inc., the world‘s leading provider of memory products, today is proud to announce the launch of Zeus M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 SSD PX3480. Along with the growing demands for smaller yet faster storage, M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs are getting more and more popular for its incredible performance and compact size. In order to fulfill different storage needs with more product offerings, KINGMAX releases M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 SSD P

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(PR) ID-Cooling Releases AURAFLOW X 240 Budget RGB AIO Water Cooler

ID-COOLING a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, announced AURAFLOW X 240 AIO water cooler, featuring the newly developed powerful pump and 12V RGB lighting on both the pump and fans at the same time synchronizing with motherboard RGB control. AURAFLOW X 240 is equipped with the newly developed powerful pump which has the flow rate reaching up to 106L/H, lift ra

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(PR) Xigmatek Launches Hera Gold Series PSU with Smart ECO Technology

Xigmatek, a leading manufacturer of PC components and peripherals, today announced the availability of Hera series power supplies, the stable and efficient power supply unit in its class. The Hera series has better build quality, 100% fully modular black flat cables with energy-saving 80PLUS Gold ratings. The Hera series is available in 650, 750 and 850 watt variants perfect for gamers, enthusiasts and even system builders. Hera equipped with Sm

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ASUS ROG Strix B450-E Gaming Starts Selling

With multi-GPU on the decline, AMD Ryzen platform buyers are drawn to the mid-range AMD B450 chipset-based motherboards as the chipset still offers CPU overclocking features not available on its Intel counterpart, the B360 Express. Motherboard vendors, seeing a potential for enthusiasts seeking out B450, have each launched quasi-premium motherboards based on the chipset, such as the GIGABYTE Aorus B450 Pro, MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon, and ASUS RO

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