Monthly Archives: September 2018

COLORFUL Announces New iGame D-RAM DDR4 Gaming Memory


Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce the launch of its latest product to be part of its illustrious iGame series of high-performance parts. The new iGame DDR4 memory features speeds up to DDR4-3200 and sports the new, custom heatspreader from COLORFUL which fits in the iGame series theme. The new iGame memory features RGB lighting and supports for ASUS AURA Sync controls so you can customize the lighting to your personal style.

AOC: Gaming Displays for Hundreds of Millions of Gamers


The gaming market achieves one record high after another, as the gamescom gaming show has recently demonstrated impressively with a new record attendance of 370,000 visitors. One of the leading industry players is the globally active monitor brand AOC. Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management Europe, explains its success story in an interview.

How is the gaming display market developing?

Stefan Sommer: Very dynamically; the gaming market in general is growing in Europe as well as globally. Experts expect double-digit growth rates until 2021 with a 10.3% CAGR. The market for gaming displays respectively grows alongside it.

ENERMAX Presents Liqtech TR4 II


ENERMAX introduces the second generation of Liqtech TR4 coolers.

In cooperation with AMD, ENERMAX has developed the all-in-one Liqtech TR4 CPU water cooler for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The second generation of Liqtech TR4 has been updated with an addressable RGB water block that allows synchronization with supported motherboards.

Razer Announces Nari Wireless Gaming Headset Family


Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset with Razer HyperSense, advanced haptic technology that delivers an added dimension of touch to gaming, movie and music experiences.

Razer HyperSense was developed together with Lofelt, a German engineering firm that specializes in creating haptic technologies for immersive, natural, lifelike experiences.

Thermaltake Unveils New Riing Trio 14 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition with TT AI Voice Control


Thermaltake launches the Riing Trio 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (3-Fan Pack) today as the latest addition to the Riing Trio fan series. The Riing Trio 14 features a PWM controlled 140mm high-static pressure fan and 3 independent 16.8 million colors LED rings that are pre-installed with 30 addressable LEDs in total. As a member of the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem, the Riing Trio 14 provides LED lighting and fan speed customization via Thermaltake’s patented TT RGB PLUS Software, TT AI Voice Control, and Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Users can sync the Riing Trio RGB lighting effects with local or international weather conditions as a fun way to read the weather. In addition to the latest software support, the Riing Trio 14 is also equipped with high quality hardware technology, the long-life hydraulic bearing, anti-vibration mounting system and compression fan blade design to guarantee excellent cooling performance and quiet operation. Complete your PC build with the gorgeous Riing Trio 14 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition.

Vivaldi Browser Keeps Your Data Safe


Today Vivaldi launched the new version of its browser, Vivaldi 2.0, making it the most essential productivity tool for everyone.

The vision of Vivaldi is simple – users should be in control of how the browser looks, feels and works. This new upgrade allows users to browse with features that adapt to them, a style that fits and the values that they can stand by.

Vivaldi 2.0 is a big leap forward in achieving that vision. Working closely with its users every step of the way, Vivaldi has made over 1,500 improvements since launching its first version in 2016.

GALAX Teases HOF OC Lab Edition GPU Pot


GALAX is one of the few (only?) companies that are truly focused on keeping extreme overclocking alive and kicking. To coincide with the upcoming availability of their GeForce RTX 2080TI HOF OC LAB WC Edition, a $ 1,799.99 card, they are releasing the OC Lab Edition GPU Pot for dry ice and liquid nitrogen overclocking. The pot is made of 99.9% pure copper and is ready to be taken all the way down to -196ºC and below.

GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition Launch Delayed


Bad news for buyers of the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti (including directly from NVIDIA’s online store) – the cards have been delayed again, this time until around the 5-9 of October (the cards were originally supposed to be available between 20-27 September).

NVIDIA has not given a reason for the delay, but in an email sent out to German customers explained that the cards would be shipped between 5 and 9 October for express delivery, which will likely apply to customers of all regions outside of the USA.



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About The Crew 2

The Crew 2 is an open world racing video game developed by Ivory Tower and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to 2014’s The Crew. It features a persistent open world environment for free-roaming across a scaled-down recreation of the United States.

Creative’s Super X-Fi Magical Headphone Holography Launches


Creative today announced the launch of the first manifestation of its game-changing Super X-Fi headphone holography technology – the Creative SXFI AMP. Made for Android users, the SXFI AMP combines Super X-Fi technology with a premium high-performance headphone amplifier in a dongle no larger than a finger.

This will be followed very shortly by the availability in the next quarter of the SXFI AIR. Designed with iOS users in mind, the SXFI AIR heralds a whole new generation of advanced headphones that incorporate Super X-Fi technology right into the heart of a Bluetooth headphone. Look out for the full announcement soon. To find out more about the SXFI Air, or to reserve one, visit:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB South African Pricing Revealed


Last week we revealed Apple’s iPhone Xs pricing, to which more than 90 % of people replied that they would not be considering the device. If you were one of them, one of the biggest rivals to the Apple is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is available in a 512 GB model.

If 512 GB isn’t enough storage, the Note 9 also supports a microSD card with capacities of up to 512 GB, giving you a potential 1 TB storage on your phone.

Intel Adds to Portfolio of FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards to Speed Up Data Center Computing


Intel today extended its field programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration platform portfolio with the addition of the new Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA, Intel’s most powerful FPGA. This high-bandwidth card leverages the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs, providing data center developers a robust platform to deploy FPGA-based accelerated workloads. Hewlett Packard Enterprise* will be the first OEM to incorporate the Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA along with the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon Scalable processor with FPGAs into its server offering.

Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Latest Silicon Photonics Technology


Intel today announced details on the expansion of its portfolio of 100G silicon photonics transceivers beyond the data center and into the network edge. At the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome, Intel unveiled specifics on new silicon photonics products that are optimized to accelerate the movement of massive amounts of data being generated by new 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The latest 100G silicon photonics transceivers are optimized to meet the bandwidth requirements of next-generation communications infrastructure while withstanding harsh environmental conditions.

HyperX Expands SSD Lineup with FURY RGB SSD


Sunbury on Thames, UK – September 24th, 2018 – HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,today announced the release of HyperX FURY RGB SSD and HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD. The FURY RGB SSD is designed for gamers looking to load games faster and smoother while brightening and enhancing their rigs with more colour and LED lighting. Savage EXO SSD is a performance external SSD that can be used to store and run applications quickly and directly from the device. Both SSDs utilise 3D NAND technology for better power efficiency and durability, delivering high read and write speeds, 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.

World War 3 System Requirements Revealed


The Farm 51’s upcoming futuristic multiplayer FPS, World War 3, is available for pre-order on Steam. This, of course, means that the system requirements are now available. For those who don’t have the power to play the latest Battlefield or Call of Duty titles, you might still be able to play World War 3 as the requirements are pretty lax.

In case you don’t know what the game is about, the Steam page sums it up nicely:

Widen Your World with the Galaxy A7


LONDON, UK – September 21, 2018 – Samsung Electronics co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy A7, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family. With a powerful rear triple camera, sleek design and must have everyday features, the innovative Galaxy A7 is the ultimate device for wherever life leads you.

“Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your everyday both convenient and extraordinary.”

Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy J6+ and J4+ Smartphones


LONDON, UK – September 21, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the newest members of the Galaxy J series, the Samsung Galaxy J6+ and J4+.

“The Galaxy J6+ and J4+ further draw on the fundamentals of the Galaxy portfolio’s heritage of innovation to bring incredible style and technology at a highly-competitive price point,” said Kate Beaumont, Director of Product, Services & Commercial Strategy, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland.

“Featuring a stunning design and display, enhanced camera experience and high-performance capabilities, both products enable users to get even more out of their Galaxy J smartphone for longer than ever before.”

EVGA Precision X1 Released for GeForce RTX 20-Series


The first release of EVGA Precision X1 tuning software is available now for GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards (GTX support coming soon).

EVGA Precision X1 offers a brand new layout, new codebase, new features and more making it faster, easier and better than ever.

When combined with an EVGA iCX2 Technology supported graphics cards, EVGA Precision X1 unlocks even more features with real time temperature sensor monitoring, async fan control and real time power wattage monitoring.

Metal Gear Solid (1998) Intro Remastered in Unreal Engine 4


Unreal Engine 4 has been making some rather large waves lately, with our newest find being a remake of the intro scene of 1998’s Metal Gear Solid done in the engine (in case you missed it, we had an article earlier today about the opening scene for Half-Life being remade in Unreal Engine 4).

Made by Erasmus Brosdau, the remake has remastered sound and various market place assets. Once again, the engine shows just how impressively versatile it really is.

Strange Things “Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings” Taught Me


As a long-time Age of Empires II player, there are quite a few things that I have learnt about the world that I would otherwise not have believed.

Here are the top 12 things I’ve learnt from playing Age of Empires II (and its expansion pack, but this is relevant to both) in no particular order:

SteelSeries Announces New Limited-Edition Peripherals


CHICAGO – September 20, 2018 – SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, in collaboration with Valve, is proud to announce a limited-edition line of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) branded peripherals. The new mouse and mousepad feature a design based on CS:GO’s most legendary gun skin, the M4A4 Howl.

Razer Launches Pro-Grade Broadcaster Headset


Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers; today announced the Razer Ifrit, a feature-packed, discreet headset for broadcasters; who need more freedom on camera but require professional-quality sound via the adjustable condenser microphone.

The Razer Ifrit has a low-profile dual earset design with a professional-grade, adjustable condenser microphone and flat frequency response in-ear headphones – perfect for broadcasters needing minimal visibility of their audio equipment but still deliver professional quality audio to their recordings.

NVIDIA Turing SDKs Now Available


NVIDIA’s Turing architecture is one of the biggest leaps in computer graphics in 20 years. Here’s a look at the latest developer software releases to take advantage of this cutting-edge GPU.

Half-Life Opening Scene Remade in Unreal Engine 4


For those of you who won’t know, a small indie studio called SilverTM has been working on a remake of Half-Life in Unreal Engine 4 called Project Lambda. The graphics and environment are absolutely breathtaking, although it may be argued that the original game had a very unique atmosphere.

The below video shows the opening tram rail scene, which is likely to blow you away once it heads outdoors. The tram rail bending is also incredibly impressive, as are the lighting effects. The images below are from Project Lambda as well as some of their other works. As per the thumbnail, absolutely no commentary is required as it really does speak for itself.

Devil May Cry 5 System Requirements Revealed


Capcom’s upcoming game, Devil May Cry 5, is now available for pre-order on Steam, which means the system requirements are now available for all to see. The requirements are actually fairly beefy, needing a Core i7-4770 just to get out of bed in the morning.

For those of you who missed the previous games in the series and have no idea what it’s about, the Steam pages sums it up as follows: