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SteelSeries Intros Arctis 1 Wireless Headset for Xbox

SteelSeries today introduced the Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox gaming headset. The headset uses a USB type-C 2.4 GHz wireless dongle, and a lossless audio format between the dongle and the headset. A type-C to type-A cable is included, as is a 4-pole male-to-male 3.5 mm cable for analog mode. The headset supports Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4, and SteelSeries claims it should work with the upcoming Xbox Series X. The wireless setup has a r

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Intel Core i9-10900K Pushed to 7.707 GHz Under Liquid Helium Cooling

An Intel Core i9-10900K processor was overclocked to 7707 MHz with all cores enabled, by professional overclocker Elmor, who participated in a collaborative overclocking session by ASUS. The frequency was achieved at 101.42 MHz BClk, and 76x multiplier. Supporting the overclock was a liquid helium evaporator. An ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard was used for the feat, along with a single stick of DDR4-4400 memory. Also, Windows XP was used, t

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(PR) Lexar Announces New Professional NM700 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar Professional NM700 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD to its family line of SSD products. As the need for faster performance and uninterrupted application experiences increases, Lexar has developed a solution to keep videographers, photographers, and designers in the driver‘s seat with speeds of up 3500 MB/s read, and 2000 MB/s write. The NM700 is supported b

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(PR) GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Implement ITAR and Strict Security Assurances at its Advanced U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF ), the world‘s leading specialty foundry and the leading U.S. pure-play manufacturer of semiconductors, today announced plans to implement export control security measures at its most advanced manufacturing facility, Fab 8, in Malta, New York. GF will bring its Fab 8 facility into compliance with both the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) standards and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), maki

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Ceases Operations in its Chengdu Fab

GLOBALFOUNDRIES ceased all operations in its joint-venture fab in Chengdu, China. The fab opened its doors in 2018, and was supposed to mass-produce 300 mm wafers on the 22FDX technology in a 65,000 square meter facility. The company‘s Chinese partner, the Chengdu Municipality, had at the time boasted of investments into the fab peaking at 10 billion. The two had also announced 2 billion in initial design wins. GloFo‘s announcement

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(PR) Intel Acquires Rivet Networks, Boosting Intel‘s Wi-Fi Offerings for PC Platforms

Wi-Fi connectivity has become more essential than ever as we rely on it to work, teach, learn and stay connected to colleagues and loved ones. Fast, reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity is a necessity for keeping up as we add more connected devices and higher bandwidth applications for gaming, video streaming and content creation, as well as for processing increasingly larger file sizes. In today‘s homes there are an average of 11 Wi-Fi-e

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(PR) GIGABYTE Introduces AORUS RGB Memory DDR4-4400MHz 16GB

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced today the launch of AORUS RGB MEMORY 4400 MHz. The all new design memory kit features the highly-praised Hynix D die, providing high bandwidth and high performance of DDR4 XMP 4400 MHz under 8 GB x2 mainstream specifications with a friendly price tag. The AORUS RGB MEMORY 4400 MHz is qualified by the high-end platform of INTEL Z490 and AMD X570, offe

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Intel Gen12 Xe iGPU Twice as Fast as Gen11, Enters AMD Vega iGPU Territory

Intel Xe graphics architecture makes its commercial debut as an iGPU solution in the company‘s upcoming Tiger Lake mobile processors. The iGPU can be configured along three tiers, with GT1 featuring 48 execution units (EUs), GT2 80 EUs, and GT3 leading the pack with 96 EUs, all within a 15 W envelope (for the total chip). There‘s a higher tier still of GT3 that comes with higher boost frequencies, tapping into the chip‘s overall

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(PR) ViewSonic Announces the ELITE XG270QC Monitor: 27" IPS, QHD, 165 Hz, 1 ms, FreeSync Premium Pro, Display HDR 400, 1500R

ViewSonic today announces that the ViewSonic ELITE XG270QC gaming monitor is now available. ViewSonic continues to expand its gaming line-up with products that deliver the ultimate experience for a variety of gaming environments. The XG270QC delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 3 ms (1 ms MPRT) response time and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to ensure a seamless gaming experience. As part of its ELITE gaming portfolio, the ViewSonic XG270QC is a

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Devolver, Croteam Share Details and New Trailer for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

Devolver and Croteam today announced some details regarding their in-development Serious Sam 4. As one of the first demon-slaying, badass-filled PC games ever released, Serious Sam enjoys somewhat of a cult status. The new trailer nothing like what you‘d expect, though some of the classical monsters the series is best known for are present. With Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal enjoying tremendous market success (even with a snag here and there

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(PR) Scythe LGA115X Compatible Coolers Ready for LGA1200 Socket

The Japanese cooler specialist Scythe confirms the compatibility of its cooler line-up to the upcoming LGA 1200 socket based Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU. All Scythe CPU cooler models, which are offering compatibility to sockets LGA 1150, LGA 1151, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156, can be installed on motherboards with the new socket LGA 1200. No additional mounting clips are required and users are able to use the supplied LGA 115X clips, when in

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(PR) G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Reaches Extreme Speeds with 10th Gen Intel Core Processors

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world‘s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is always exploring the extreme limits of the latest computing platforms. With the latest release of the 10th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z490 chipset-based motherboards, G.SKILL demonstrates that DDR4 memory is capable of reaching a higher tier of extreme speed than ever before, at up to DDR4-5000 MHz w

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Intel 10th Generation Core Desktop Processors Start Selling

Intel‘s 10th generation Core desktop processors started selling as review and retail embargoes lifted earlier today. Despite supply chain constraints, prices of the chips appear surprisingly tame, and close to Intel‘s announced prices. The retail Core i9-10900K is priced at USD 529 on Newegg, before it quickly ran out of stock. The Core i7-10700K is listed at 409. The mid-range Core i5-10400 is going for 195 (all USD prices without ta

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(PR) Origin PC Updates EON17-X and NS-17 with Desktop 10th Gen Intel Core Processors

ORIGIN PC announced the availability of the all-new EON17-X gaming laptop and NS-17 workstation laptop, both powered by 10th gen Intel Core desktop processors featuring up to 10 cores and 20 threads. Get desktop-like graphics performance with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with Max-P design. Connect a high bandwidth accessory with a Thunderbolt 3 port. With overclockable power and performance to rival desktops, the EON17-X is the ultimate deskt

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Microsoft Builds a Supercomputer for AI

Microsoft has held a Build 2020 conference for developers from all over the world, and they live-streamed it online. Among some of the announcements, Microsoft has announced a new supercomputer dedicated to the OpenAI company, which works on building Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The new supercomputer is a part of Microsoft‘s Azure cloud infrastructure and it will allow OpenAI developers to train very large scale machine learning m

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ID-Cooling Rolls Out ZF-12025 in Four New Pastel Colors

ID-Cooling unveiled four new color options for its ZF-12025 120 mm case fan with ARGB LED lighting. The four new pastel color options are Baby Blue, Lemon Yellow, Mint Green, and Piglet Pink. The color scheme extends to the fan‘s frame and the impeller, while the vibration-dampening rubber inserts and the ARGB LED silicone diffuser along the bore of the frame remain in contrasting white. Recommended for both case ventilation and liquid-co

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NVIDIA Discontinues the Tesla Brand to Avoid Confusion with Tesla Car Maker

At its ambitious Ampere A100 Tensor Core processor reveal, the Tesla brand was nowhere to be seen. Heise.de reports that the company has decided to discontinue Tesla as the top-level brand for its HPC, AI, and scalar compute accelerator product line. NVIDIA introduced the Tesla compute accelerator brand along with its Tesla graphics architecture. It was the first major GPGPU product, and saw CUDA take flight as a prominent scalar compute language

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(PR) Samsung T7 Portable SSD is Now Available for Purchase

Following the release of Samsung‘s T7 Touch portable SSD in January, the T7 is now available. Samsung T7 combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The business card-sized portable SSD can be slipped into nearly any pocket and holds up to 2 TB of data. Samsung T7 is the perfect everyday storage companion for those looking to save video and photo content from a var

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(PR) Antec Announces Katana DDR4 Memory

Antec, a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its range of memory with the new Katana DDR4 Memory. Inspired by the Japanese Samurai sword and its blade, the Antec Katana features a soft silhouette with metallic shine and lighting, adding extra style to the dream builds. With our Katana memory modules, Antec aims at enthusiasts buying their stylish g

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(PR) Seagate Announces "The Last of Us Part II" Licensed Game Drives

Seagate is pleased to introduce the Limited Edition The Last of Us Part II Officially Licensed Seagate 2 TB Game Drive, arriving alongside the game‘s launch on PlayStation 4 (PS4 ) and PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro). Seagate‘s latest addition to its popular line of storage for gamers offers an expansive 2 TB of storage, and celebrates the release of The Last of Us Part II with a laser-etched design that features Ellie‘s distinct ta

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KLEVV Introduces the CRAS C710 M.2 NVMe SSD

KLEVV today introduced the CRAS C710 line of mainstream M.2 NVMe SSDs, in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface, the drives combine a Silicon Motion SM2263XT DRAMless controller with 3D TLC NAND flash memory, offering intelligent SLC caching. Performance figures put out by the company read as up to 2,100 MB/s sequential reads, up to 1,650 MB/s sequential writes for the 1 TB v

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(PR) Seagate Announces "The Last of Us Part II" License Game Drives

Seagate is pleased to introduce the Limited Edition The Last of Us Part II Officially Licensed Seagate 2 TB Game Drive, arriving alongside the game‘s launch on PlayStation 4 (PS4 ) and PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro). Seagate‘s latest addition to its popular line of storage for gamers offers an expansive 2 TB of storage, and celebrates the release of The Last of Us Part II with a laser-etched design that features Ellie‘s distinct ta

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Minecraft Hits 200 Million Copies Sold On 11th Anniversary

In a recent Microsoft blog post, Mojang Studios announced that Minecraft has sold over 200 million copies to date, with 126 million active monthly players. This achievement comes 11 years after the game was originally released in May 2009 as a Java applet on an online forum. To this day Minecraft has remained as one of the world‘s most popular games from being the most-watched game on YouTube in 2019 to getting released on almost every devi

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Epic Games Store Set To Offer Partial Refunds For Recent Sales

It seems that Epic Games has quietly rolled out a new automated partial refund feature to games purchased via its storefront which later had their price cut in a sale. Studio Mayday founder Joshua Boggs shared an automated email he received from the Epic Games Store on Twitter, which stated that he would receive a partial refund for the difference in the game‘s price he recently purchased which shortly afterwards went on sale. This is the f

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