MSI Announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z

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MSI is proud to officially announce the latest of its legendary LIGHTNING series graphics cards. Built to be perfect, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z combines cutting edge new technology with proven features such as Tri-Frozr design with all new TORX 3.0 Fans, Phantom of LIGHTNING LED effect, Dynamic Dashboard OLED panel and full carbon backplate. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is nothing short of an engineering masterpiece.

Samsung Electronics 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSDs Launched

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Samsung today introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With industry-leading performance and up to two terabytes in capacity, Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus sets a new bar for high-performance storage, enabling IT professionals, tech enthusiasts and gamers to handle intensive workloads on PCs and workstations with more ease.

The Past Can be the Future with EK Classic

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EK, the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces the global launch of their new Classic Product Line. It includes an NVIDIA RTX 2000 series GPU block, CPU blocks for both the most popular AMD and Intel platforms, and a pump-reservoir combo unit. Whether you only care about cooling performance, or just prefer the clean and timeless design of EK, the Classic Line will fulfill all your needs.

WD Introduces New WD Black SSD with Integrated Heatsink

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Western Digital Corp. today introduced its second-generation, high-performance WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD with up to 2TB capacity on a single-sided M.2 form factor, and will be showcasing a version for desktop systems or custom-built gaming rigs, which has an integrated heatsink that helps maintain speed and temperature. This enhanced drive enables gamers and hardware enthusiasts to snag a tangible, next-level competitive boost during intense PC gameplay.

Add the Finishing Touch with a Host of New Premium PC Accessories from CORSAIR

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CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the availability of a wide range of new PC enthusiast accessories to help complete the look of a custom PC: CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cables, Premium Sleeved Front Panel Extension Kit, Premium Sleeved SATA Cable, Premium PCIe 3.0 x16 Extension Cable, and TM30 Performance Thermal Paste.

GIGABYTE Z390 & C246 Motherboards Support Single Slot 32GB Memory

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced that its Z390 and C246 motherboards now fully support 32GB Unbuffered memory per DIMM slot for up to 128GB total memory capacity on 4DIMM configurations, providing increased memory capacity for users. Additional BIOS updates will soon be rolled out to enable support for other 300 series motherboards.

Rumors of a New GTX Card Coming out of the Woodwork

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Nvidia is all the hype now with RTX and 20-series cards and catchy words like Ray Tracing and the lot. However, if you want a little bit faster, newer generation GPU but you don’t want to pay for Ray Tracing, then Nvidia might have just what you’re looking for in development…

The World’s First Super X-Fi Headphones have Arrived

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Creative Technology today announced the launch of the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Creative SXFI AMP – the Creative SXFI AIR series. Comprising the SXFI AIR and SXFI AIR C, these are the very first headphones featuring built-in Super X-Fi technology, the game-changer which has captured the imagination of users by delivering the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system, simply through a pair of headphones.

TEAMGROUP Joins Forces with Motherboard Leader ASRock and Release the Co-Branded Phantom Gaming RGB Memory and RGB SSD

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TEAMGROUP, the world’s leading memory brand, today joins forces with motherboard leader ASRock and release the cobranded Phantom Gaming RGB solid state drive and RGB memory. Both of them are certified and strictly tested by ASRock Phantom Gaming and their lighting effects can be both synchronized with motherboard and officially presented in CES 2019. The read/write speed performance of T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD(5V) is fully evolved, you can upgrade your computer easily; T-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB luminous memory uses high quality OEM IC chips, and also has an eye-catching 120° wide angle RGB lighting range. The easy overclocking feature also receives top recommendations from gamers.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Discounted Until 20:00 Tonight

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Anyone who has ever been near a PlayStation is probably familiar with the 3D platform game Crash Bandicoot. Originally an original PlayStation exclusive released back in 1996, the series went multiplatform a few years later, but remained a console exclusive. In 2018 the game’s developer, Activision, finally brought the series to PC with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – and the good news is the game is currently on special on the Steam Store.

ViewSonic Expands Line of Gaming Displays with Launch of New ViewSonic ELITE Sub-Brand of Monitors

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ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display products, announces a new sub-brand of professional gaming monitors. ViewSonic Elite gaming products are specifically engineered with a sleek and minimalist aesthetic, while boasting practical gamer-centric designs. With decades of display technology experience and heritage, ViewSonic Elite will deliver next-level gaming products that fit the needs of today’s multifaceted gaming community.

MSI Breaks the DDR4 World Record at 5608 MHz with MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC

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Years after year, MSI dominates the memory frequency record to show the strength on overclocking performance. Just in the beginning of 2019, MSI’s in-house overclocker, Toppc, pushes the DDR4 speeds to 5.6GHz, setting another barrier using Kingston memory and the MSI Z390I GAMING EDGE AC motherboard by liquid nitrogen cooling.

World’s First Tactical Gaming Monitor AORUS AD27QD Announced!

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has launched the world’s first tactical gaming monitor, AORUS AD27QD, today. Heading into a new market, AORUS is well prepared and confident that the exclusive features on the monitor can give gamers a tactical advantage over their enemies while gaming. AORUS AD27QD is a 27inch flat screen frameless monitor. It uses an IPS panel with QHD (2560×1440, 2K) resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate in 1ms (MPRT) response time. Not only is the view angle up to 178 degrees, it also meets 95% DCI-P3 standards along with 10bits color, so the monitor can provide users astonishingly beautiful pictures. On top of that, the monitor has passed VESA certified DisplayHDR 400 standards which gives users spectacular display quality; With AMD Radeon FreeSync​ technology, the monitor can provide the most fluent gaming experience to let you enjoy your gaming without picture stripping.

Introducing the EVGA Z390 DARK – Revolutionary Design

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The power of the DARK side of EVGA’s Z390 motherboards is now available! After setting the bar with the X299 DARK, EVGA went back to work to design the next generation of motherboards designed exclusively for the world’s top overclockers… or those looking to become one of the world’s top overclockers. No effort was spared to improve the power design, layout, or features of the Z390 DARK.

Thermaltake New Coolant P1000 Pastel and T1000 Transparent at CES 2019

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Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling, Gaming Gear and Enthusiast Memory solutions, today released the latest coolant products– P1000 Pastel Coolant Series and T1000 Transparent Coolant Series at the Venetian Hotel Veronese 2402 Suite from January 8th (Tue) to 11th (Fri). Thermaltake P1000 Pastel Coolant Series and Thermaltake T1000 Transparent Coolant Series are both designed with TT lastest formula to be used as anti-corrosion protection fluid and heat-transfer medium for PC water-cooling.

14 January 2019 – Reviews Around the Web

CASES ● Thermaltake Level 20 VT HardwareInside German

GRAPHICS CARDS ● GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs. Radeon RX 570 TechSpot ● XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy HardwareInside German ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Hexus ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Hexus  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Guru3D  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 KitGuru  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 LegitReviews  ● NVIDIA RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6 GB TechPowerUp  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 TomsHardware  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 TweakTown  ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 ComputerBase German ● NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 CowcotLand French ● Zotac RTX 2060 AMP 6 GB TechPowerUp

MEMORY ● Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Light Enhancement Kit HardwareCooking French ● Thermaltake 32GB DDR4-3200MHz WaterRAM RGB KitGuru

MONITORS ● iiyama G-Master GB2730QSU-B1 Silver Crow HardwareInside German ● MSI Optix MAG341CQ TomsHardware

MOTHERBOARDS ● ASRock Z390 Extreme4 TweakTown ● Gigabyte Z390 Designare TweakTown ● MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC OCaholic ● ASRock Z390 Extreme4 OCaholic ● ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 TechPowerUp ● ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 TomsHardware

PERIPHERALS ● Corsair IronClaw RGB Mouse Guru3D ● Corsair M65 RGB Elite Mouse Hardware Journal German ● Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Hardware Journal German ● Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Mouse Hardware Journal German ● Corsair M65 RGB Elite Mouse OCaholic ● Corsair M65 RGB Elite Mouse Vortez ● Corsair MM350 Mousepad Hardware Journal German ● Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Mouse Guru3D ● Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Hexus ● Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Mouse Vortez ● Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Madshrimps ● Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Vortez ● Corsair M65 RGB Elite Mouse TweakTown

PROCESSORS ● AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX Vortez

SOUND ● 1MORE Triple Driver BT Headphones KitGuru ● Roccat Renga Boost Headphones Vortez ● Teufel Boomster Speakers HardwareInside German

STORAGE ● QNAP TS-251B-2G NAS KitGuru ● ADATA SX8200 Pro 512 GB SSD TweakTown ● ADATA SX8200 Pro M.2 1 TB SSD TweakTown ● Team Group Delta S TUF Gaming RGB 500 GB SSD Vortez ● WD Black NVMe 1 TB SSD Guru3D

Samsung’s New Foldable Phone Apparently “Breaks” When Fully Folded

NEWS

Following shortly on the heels of my last article, there’s more news on the Samsung foldable cellphone front. In a small private showing, Samsung reportedly showed it’s new foldable phone to a select few individuals.

G.SKILL Announces Trident Z RGB DDR4-3466 32GB (4x8GB) Memory Kit for AMD X399 Platform

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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 a new memory specification of DDR4-3466 CL18-22-22-42 with 32GB (4x8GB) capacity configuration at 1.35V for the high performance AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor and X399 platform. This memory kit will join the G.SKILL “Trident Z RGB (for AMD)” series, also known as the TZRX models.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Releaving February 20th

NEWS

By now we all know about the foldable cellphones that Samsung announced a few months ago. They’re promising a lot, but after some disappointing sales on a few of their latest models it seems like they’re not going to sit and wait around.

ASUS ROG Reveals Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega

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ASUS today is excited to reveal the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega motherboards. The AMD X399 and Intel X299 chipsets harness the copious cores and bandwidth available in high-end desktop processors to provide next-level performance to power users, content creators, and prosumers who want the very best in their builds. Both were refreshed around the same time to add faster Threadripper and Core X-series processors. ROG redesigned the motherboards to not only keep up with the new processors but also make it possible to extract every bit of performance from them.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Immediate Availability of World’s First Tri-band 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Router

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Wi-Fi gaming router is now available. Featuring support for the latest 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard, which includes a variety of new technologies that improve Wi-Fi speed and increase network capacity and coverage, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 satisfies gamers’ demands for ultrafast, networking performance and reliability. As a gaming router, it also offers numerous additional features designed to provide the best online gaming experiences, including triple-level gaming acceleration to reduce ping times and provide low latency gameplay, Game Radar to let gamers find the best game server before connecting, Open NAT for simple, three-step port forwarding and dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to avoid interference from other wireless devices.

ASUS Reveals TUF Gaming K7 & ROG Strix CTRL Gaming Keyboards, ROG Gaming Keycap Set

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ASUS today is excited to reveal the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix CTRL and TUF Gaming K7 gaming keyboards. The ROG Strix CTRL mechanical keyboard was designed with the most discerning gamers in mind. An oversized Ctrl key creates a larger target when you need to crouch, walk, dock, or lie prone in your favorite first-person shooter. Media keys put audio controls in easy reach. Per-key RGB LEDs with Aura Sync support facilitate endless customization options. And of course, a host of performance optimizations ensure hardware never holds you back in a competitive match.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Edition

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Edition graphics card, an exclusive limited-edition version that’s restricted to a production run of just 500 units and available only in selected territories. Decorated with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Edition insignia, the card pairs the NVIDIA A-list GPU with gargantuan power delivery and cooling, and boasts out-of-the-box Boost clocks up to 1665MHz to ensure performance stays silky smooth during frantic action.

ASUS Announces New Mini PC ProArt Series for Professional Content Creation

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ASUS today announced ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90, a new series of compact, workstation-class PCs that deliver powerful, fast and stable performance for designers and content creators. Featuring 9th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to 64GB of high-speed DDR4 memory, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and a triple-storage design that blends ultrafast SSD and high-capacity HDD storage, Mini PC ProArt PA90 provides uncompromising performance for computer-aided design (CAD) workflows for architecture, engineering and manufacturing in an attractively modern, compact form-factor that fits easily into any workspace.

ASUS Announces Expanded Memory Support for Z390 Motherboards

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ASUS today announced that its Z390 motherboards will support a maximum DRAM capacity of 128GB via a UEFI BIOS update that’s being rolled out from today on the ASUS support site. ASUS will bring this increased memory support to all Z390 motherboards via additional BIOS updates that will be available soon.