Monthly Archives: December 2018

21 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

COOLING ● Alpenföhn Brocken 3 CPU Cooler KitGuru ● Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 TR4 CPU Cooler Hexus ● Liquid Cooling for AMD Ryzen Threadripper ComputerBase German

GAMING ● Steel Shadows TechPowerUp

GRAPHICS CARDS ● ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC CowcotLand French ● MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke OC Modders-Inc

LAPTOPS ● Razer Blade 15 Base (2018) KitGuru

MINI PCS ● Intel June Canyon (NUC7PJYH) and ECS LIVA Z2 AnandTech

PERIPHERALS ● Cherry KC 6000 Keyboard and MC 4900 Mouse Guru3D ● Fnatic Gear Flick 2 Mouse TechPowerUp

PSUS ● Corsair SF450W TomsHardware

Codemasters Releases DiRT Rally 2.0 Trailer – Rally Through the Ages

GAMING

Codemasters has released a new trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0 called Rally Through the Ages.

NVIDIA Launches Titan RTX Graphics Cards for AI Researchers and Data Scientists

NEWS

The NVIDIA Titan RTX, using the TU102 GPU, is now available for purchase directly from NVIDIA’s website, and the price comes in at a slightly lower-than-expected US$ 2,499. This makes it cheaper and faster than its predecessor, the Titan V.

TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM Memory Module Grab SUPER PI 32m Overclocking World Record

PRESS RELEASE

TEAMGROUP is proudly announcing the T-FORCE has done to the apex again, work with world’s Korean renown overcloker, SAFEDISK, by using the T-FORCE XTREEM DDR4 4500 MHz modules all the way grabbed the world record of SUPER PI 32m calculation, successfully beat all the powerful professional overclockers from HWBOT and all over the world. This excellent performance of T-FORCE XTREEM made the possibility of completion on SUPER PI 32m calculation within 4 minutes and 5 seconds which is unbelievably amazing!

AMD to Join NASDAQ-100 Index

PRESS RELEASE

AMD today announced its addition to the NASDAQ-100 Index composed of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization.

Subnautica Currently Free on Epic Games Store

GAMING

Epic Games recently launched the Epic Games Store, where they are offering developers 88% of revenue for games sold on the store as well as moved their game catalogue from Steam to EGS. To further market the new platform, Epic Games is now offering some free games to account holders.

Razer Turret Keyboard and Mouse for Xbox One

PRESS RELEASE

Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today introduced a new way to play on console with the Razer Turret for Xbox One, a wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed for Xbox One.

20 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

CASES ● Metallicgear Neo Micro CowcotLand French

COOLING ● ASUS ROG Ryujin and Ryuo AIO Kits Guru3D ● Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Cooler TweakTown

LAPTOPS ● Lenovo ThinkPad A285 AnandTech ● Razer Blade 2018 TomsHardware

MOTHERBOARDS ● MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE TweakTown ● ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe II TechReport

PROCESSORS ● Intel Core i9-9980XE KitGuru

Yeston Radeon RX 590 Game Ace Shown to be a Very Unique Looking Card

NEWS

It’s not often that we cover hardware which will never see the light of day in the western world, but the colouring of this card is so outlandish that in this case we had to. Yeston, a Shenzhen-based graphics card maker that manufactures both AMD- and NVIDIA-based graphics cards for the Chinese market, has released a new Radeon RX 590 called the Game Ace. The card is unashamedly proud of its colouring, with its black base colour accented by neon pink.

Anno 1602 Free for a Limited Time

GAMING

Ubisoft is celebrating 20 years of the Anno series of games by giving away Anno 1602 on their Uplay platform until 23 December. This classic RTS brings together a combination of management and building, and is a genre still popular today with the upcoming Anno 1800 releasing in February.

19 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

GAMING ● Just Cause 4 NAG

GRAPHICS CARDS ● Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Mini OC KitGuru ● Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme HotHardware

MEMORY ● G.Skill TridentZ Royal DDR4-3200 CL14 16GB TomsHardware

MONITORS ● AOC Agon AG3222QC4 HardwareInside German

MOTHERBOARDS ● MSI MEG Z390 ACE AnandTech

PERIPHERALS ● Topre Realforce R2 TKL Keyboard TechReport

PSUS ● ASUS ROG THOR 1200W Guru3D

SOUND ● Gaming Headsets Under 200 Euros ComputerBase German

STORAGE ● QSAN XN8008T NAS TweakTown

Video Footage of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC – Development Environment or Coming Soon?

GAMING

A while ago we reported that Red Dead Redemption 2, which is currently limited to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, might be coming to computer at some stage in the future.

Steam Announces The Steam Awards 2018 Nominees

GAMING

The Steam Community has spoken, and we are proud to announce the finalists for The Steam Awards 2018 — but we still need your help choosing the winners!

Thermaltake New Level 20 MT ARGB Mid-Tower Chassis and Level 20 GT ARGB Full Tower Chassis Experience Ultimate Compatibility

PRESS RELEASE

Thermaltake, a leading premium gaming tower manufacturer, launches the new Level 20 MT ARGB Mid-Tower Chassis and the Level 20 GT ARGB Full Tower Chassis. Both chassis come with addressable 5V ARGB LED fans which can deliver 16.8 million-color RGB illumination. Furthermore, the Level 20 MT and GT ARGB are ready to sync with RGB capable motherboards from ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync and ASRock Polychrome. The Level 20 MT ARGB and Level 20 GT ARGB take our latest case innovations and wrap them in an ultra-modern style that is utterly unique in the case market today.

GIGABYTE Launches Aorus RGB Memory DDR4-3200 16GB Kit Without Dummy Modules

NEWS

The Gigabyte Aorus RGB Memory DDR4-3200 16 GB dual channel kit includes a pair of dummy modules which look the same as the real modules, allowing you to fill all four slots on your motherboard with RGB modules. These naturally increase the price of the kit, so Gigabyte has introduced a new kit with the SKU “GP-AR32C16S8K2HU416R,” which excludes the dummy modules.

18 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

GRAPHICS CARDS ● ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 O8G TomsHardware ● KFA2 GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5X TechPowerUp

MONITORS ● ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ TweakTown

MOTHERBOARDS ● MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC OverclockersClub

PERIPHERALS ● HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Keyboard TechReport ● Sharkoon SKILLER SGM2, SGK4 & 1337 RGB Mousepads HardwareInside German

PSUS ● Seasonic Focus SGX 650W CowcotLand French

STORAGE ● HyperX Fury RGB 480 GB SSD Hexus ● QNAP TS-1677X-16G NAS KitGuru

JEDEC Updates Groundbreaking High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Standard

PRESS RELEASE

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of an update to JESD235 High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) DRAM standard. HBM DRAM is used in Graphics, High Performance Computing, Server, Networking and Client applications where peak bandwidth, bandwidth per watt, and capacity per area are valued metrics to a solution’s success in the market.

ASUS ROG Revealed as 2018 World Leader in Gaming Monitors

PRESS RELEASE

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that ROG gaming monitors have been declared world leaders for the fourth year running, capturing the highest market share for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This quadruple-crown achievement was confirmed by the latest report from WitsView, a leading research agency that’s part of global market-intelligence provider TrendForce.

17 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

ACCESSORIES ● NZXT HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit CowcotLand French

COOLING ● Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler TomsHardware

MEMORY ● G.Skill TridentZ Royal DDR4-3200 Guru3D ● Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-4400 Funkykit

MONITORS ● Philips 436M6VBPAB Momentum TomsHardware

MOTHERBOARDS ● ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming KitGuru

PERIPHERALS ● Drevo BladeMaster TE Keyboard XtremeHardware Italian

SOUND ● Edifier S2000 Pro 2.0 Speakers KitGuru

STORAGE ● G-Technology GDrive Pro 3.84 TB External SSD TweakTown ● Areca ARC-8050U3 USB-C RAID DAS TweakTown ● HyperX Savage EXO 480 GB External SSD TweakTown

AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turbo with Blower Cooler Makes Appearance on Gigabyte’s Website

NEWS

A bit over a week ago we reported the upcoming blower-cooled GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turbo, which has now been confirmed and made an appearance on Gigabyte’s website. Along with confirmation of the card itself, we also get a look at the specs.

Silicon Power Launches First DDR4 RGB for Gamers

PRESS RELEASE

Silicon Power released today the Turbine RGB DDR4 memory module as a prominent addition to their growing product family. SP’s newest release is a strong advancement into the constantly evolving but always growing gaming market.

14 December 2018 – Reviews Around the Web

GAMING ● NVIDIA DLSS Test in Final Fantasy XV TechPowerUp

MOTHERBOARDS ● Aorus K9 Keyboard Vortez

PERIPHERALS ● Aorus Z390 Pro Hexus

SOUND ● HyperX Cloud Mix Headset LegitReviews

STORAGE ● Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 2 TB TweakTown ● Accell Thunderbolt 3 Dock TweakTown ● Crucial BX500 480 GB SSD TomsHardware

Sharkoon Announces the Drakonia II Gaming Mouse – The Dragon Returns

PRESS RELEASE

Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals which boasts performance at a reasonable price. Sharkoon now introduces the successor to its popular gaming mouse, the Drakonia. The new Drakonia II is again presented with a distinctive dragon-scale design and pleasant ergonomic form. The mouse also features a high performance optical sensor from PixArt as well as numerous programmable buttons.

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

PRESS RELEASE

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.

Cyberpunk Video “The Hunt” Shows What Unity3D Can Do

GAMING

Beffio is a group that creates games and assets using the Unity3D engine, and has now made an awesome cyberpunk environment to show what both they and the engine is capable of.