Cell C Black Friday Offering – 50 GB Data for R 500

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Back in 2016, MTN had a black Friday special where they offered an additional 50 GB of data per month for 24 months across a range of contacts for as little as R 349 per month. That is now coming to an end, leaving many customers wondering where to go next.

TEAMGROUP Launches Multiple USB Drives with Unique Features

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In order to satisfy modern consumers’ need for variety in storage devices, TEAMGROUP launches multiple products with their own features. The simple, compact C185 and the C186 with classic design both have elegant and concise case, and the smooth retractable capless design makes it easy for consumers to use. The T183 Tool USB drive is the perfect interpretation of practical concepts. It not only has won the 2018 COMPUTEX d&i award, but also was highly praised by the Taiwan Excellence Awards recently. The T183 Tool USB drive is the first to include practical functions like bottle opener, straight ruler, etc. In addition, it also has high speed storage performance, which makes it both trendy and practical.

Half Life Black Mesa: Azure Sheep Demo Release

GAMING

A group called HECU Collective is making an unofficial remake of “Azure Sheep” (which was originally for Half-Life 1) for Half Life Black Mesa.

QNAP Launches the Mustang-200 Computing Accelerator Card for Boosting NAS/PC Computing Power

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the Mustang-200 dual-CPU computing accelerator card with 10GbE network connectivity (available with Intel Core i5 / Core i7 / Celeron processors). By installing the card in a compatible QNAP NAS’ (or PC’s) PCIe slot, users will essentially add two processors to their system for increased computing capabilities to provide a flexible performance boost to their IT infrastructure and applications.

Monkey Island Collection Discounted up to 61% on Steam

GAMING

The Monkey Island series of games by LucasArts are probably the most successful point-and-click adventure games of all time, right up there with Dungeon Keeper and Grim Fandango.

The brilliant news is that you can grab a bundle of the first four games right now on Steam for a heavily discounted price of R 106.72. You don’t need to buy the entire bundle to save, as the individual games are also heavily discounted. Buying the bundle is, however, cheaper than buying the games individually.

Razer Announces the BlackWidow Lite

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Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled the Razer BlackWidow Lite, a mechanical keyboard designed for work and play.

The BlackWidow Lite keyboard boasts the powerful performance of a Razer mechanical gaming keyboard with a sleek, minimalistic profile that’s fit for the professional environment. Equipped with Razer Orange Mechanical Switches that provide near-silent, tactile feedback, the Razer BlackWidow Lite ensures the best typing experience possible while being discreet.

Each switch is also tested for durability of up to 80 million keystrokes, providing durability far beyond standard keyboards. The Razer BlackWidow Lite also ships with separate o-rings for extra sound dampening and fatigue control.

ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Phone – Now Available in UK

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At an exclusive event at the BelowZero Ice Bar in Mayfair, London, ASUS UK today announced details of the launch for the ROG Phone in the UK. Pre-Orders will begin on Friday 16th of November 2018 at 9am and the ROG Phone will begin shipping on 14th December 2018.

The ROG Phone will retail in the UK for £799 and will be available from the ASUS E-Shop. For a limited run from 16th of November, there will be £100 off the device when pre-ordering bringing the price down to £699.

NVIDIA Releasing GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5X Based on GP104

NEWS

The NVIDIA GP106 GPU found on the GeForce GTX 1060 only supports GDDR5, yet NVIDIA is releasing a GeForce GTX 1060 with GDDR5X. That would involve a whole new GPU designed for use with GDDR5X, which is a large expense to counter the Radeon RX 590 and seems a bit extreme. Instead, NVIDIA has gone about this in a completely differently. The cheaper, more ingenious way of doing it to to use the GP104 found on the GeForce GTX 1080, which natively supports GDDR5X, and is exactly what NVIDIA has done.

SAPPHIRE Announce NEW NITRO+ Radeon RX 590 Special Edition

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It’s SAPPHIRE’s pleasure to announce the NITRO+ Radeon RX 590 Special Edition 8GB Graphics Card. Designed to optimize performance and efficiency on FinFET 12nm process technology, this card comes equipped with the Award Winning SAPPHIRE Dual –X Cooler, and is capable of delivering a smooth and fast gaming experience at high resolutions.

EA Confirms Remastered Version of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert

GAMING

Fellow strategy fans, especially Command & Conquer player, we have good news for you. Last month we reported that Command & Command might be remastered, and now we can give you confirmation. EA is teaming up with the original creators of the games to bring us a 4K remastered version of Tuberian Dawn and later Red Alert.

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2019

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NVIDIA today reported revenue for the third quarter ended Oct. 28, 2018, of $3.18 billion, up 21 percent from $2.64 billion a year earlier, and up 2 percent from $3.12 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $1.97, up 48 percent from $1.33 a year ago and up 12 percent from $1.76 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.84, up 38 percent from $1.33 a year earlier and down 5 percent from $1.94 in the previous quarter.

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card

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AMD today unveiled the Radeon RX 590 graphics card, an advanced 12nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles.

Powered by AMD “Polaris” architecture, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, and delivers up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition. Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync gaming display technology and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon Software features, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card delivers an exceptional gaming experience.

ENERMAX Intros SABERAY White, the Premium Addressable RGB Gaming Fortress

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ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, announces the launch of SABERAY White, the premium addressable RGB gaming chassis. This clean, classy, sleek mid-tower gaming castle caught much attention when it made its debut at COMPUTEX 2018. Featuring eye-catching light strips and 3 unique square RGB fans, SABERAY White is a decent combination of performance and aesthetics.

Buy Select EVGA Motherboards – Get FuzeDrive FREE!

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For a limited time you can get “Less Boot Time and More Game Time” with a FREE copy of Enmotus FuzeDrive when you purchase a qualifying EVGA motherboard. A $59.99 value!

Hitman 2 Official Launch Trailer

GAMING

It’s here at last! Hitman 2 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. HITMAN 2 takes players on a global adventure across six intricate locations – including Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand), Miami (Florida/U.S.), Santa Fortuna (Colombia), Mumbai (India), Whittleton Creek (Vermont/U.S.) and the mysterious Isle of Sgàil (North Atlantic) – all living, breathing environments with multiple paths to explore, unparalleled game depth and countless interactive possibilities.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX Failure Rates

EDITORIAL

The GeForce RTX range of cards have been taking a lot of flack since launch, mainly from people disappointed with the performance and lack of support for RTX in games, but also partly for reportedly high failure rates with users on the NVIDIA forums and Reddit reporting either black screens or artifacting.

AMD Holiday Gift Guide: “Just Add Wrapping”

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Today, AMD kicked off its 2018 holiday campaign “Just Add Wrapping” to help consumers find perfect gifts this holiday season. With a variety of product offerings from AMD Ryzen desktop processors and AMD Radeon graphics cards, to AMD-powered notebook and desktop OEM systems, the AMD Holiday Buying Guide provides recommendations tailored for all PC users: from everyday PC users to gamers, streamers, DIY enthusiasts, and creators.

NVIDIA RTX – A Useless Technology or Something Badly Misunderstood?

TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED

NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards, the GeForce RTX series, have been taking a beating in the media for their apparent lack of performance improvement over the previous generation. The question that needs to be asked is, is this negativity fair? To answer that, we need to delve into where the expectations come from and what the cards are actually designed to achieve.

German HLRS Building a Supercomputer with 10,000 64-Core AMD “Rome” Processors

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Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum (or HLRS for short and based in Stuttgart, Germany), which translates to High Performance Computing Center, is building a supercomputer called “Hawk” powered by 10,000 of the recently previewed EPYC “Rome” 64 core processors for a total of 640,000 cores and 1,280,000 threads.

Intel Unveils the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 at Intel AI Devcon Beijing for Building Smarter AI Edge Devices

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Intel is hosting its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference in Beijing on Nov. 14 and 15. The company kicked off the event with the introduction of the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel NCS 2) designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge. Based on the Intel Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU) and supported by the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, the Intel NCS 2 affordably speeds the development of deep neural networks inference applications while delivering a performance boost over the previous generation neural compute stick. The Intel NCS 2 enables deep neural network testing, tuning and prototyping, so developers can go from prototyping into production leveraging a range of Intel vision accelerator form factors in real-world applications.

AMD Previews EPYC “Rome” Processors with up to 64 Cores at 2.35 GHz

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AMD is really chasing the high core counts with their latest processors, codenamed Rome, being previewed with up to 64 cores. The first generation EPYC multi-core modules, or MCMs, were four CPU dies in one processor – essentially a 4P module.

Rome takes that a step further by including up to eight 7 nm Zen 2-based dies, scattered up to four per side around a central 14 nm I/O die which handles the uncore. These dies communicate using AMD’s second generation Infinity Fabric architecture without the need for an interposer.

This War of Mine Discounted 70% on Steam

GAMING

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

PowerColor Announces Radeon RX 590 Red Devil 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has introduced the newest PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 8GB GDDR5. The new Red Devil RX 590 brings new blood to the mainstream market, performing more than 10% over the comparable priced cards, this makes a no brainer for this segment.

CORSAIR Announces Support for Xbox One

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CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced compatibility with the Microsoft Xbox One for CORSAIR wired and wireless keyboards and mice, following Microsoft’s recent announcement of expanded peripheral support for the console. Now, players can take advantage of CORSAIR’s award-winning gaming peripherals to play keyboard and mouse-enabled games on a whole new platform—Xbox One.

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-4266 64GB (8x8GB) and DDR4-4000 128GB (8x16GB) Memory Kits

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce two world-class extreme speed high capacity memory kits – DDR4-4266 64GB (8x8GB) and DDR4-4000 128GB (8x16GB) for the latest Intel Core X-series processors and X299 motherboards. Both kits are equipped with high performance Samsung B-die ICs and are validated on the ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE II motherboard with the Intel Core i9-9920X and Core i7-9800X processors, respectively.