Monthly Archives: March 2019

Crytek Releases Neon Noir, A Real-Time Ray Tracing Demonstration For CRYENGINE

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Crytek has released a new video demonstrating the results of a CRYENGINE research and development project. Neon Noir shows how real-time mesh ray-traced reflections and refractions can deliver highly realistic visuals for games. The Neon Noir demo was created with the new advanced version of CRYENGINE’s Total Illumination showcasing real time ray tracing. This feature will be added to CRYENGINE release roadmap in 2019, enabling developers around the world to build more immersive scenes, more easily, with a production-ready version of the feature.

Intel Teases New Gamer-Friendly Graphics UI

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Not everyone needs the latest and greatest discrete graphics card, which is something Intel appears to have realized with many eSports titles running perfectly fine on their integreated graphics.

EVGA and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Spotted

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The upcoming GeFore GTX 1660 (non-Ti) is set to release tomorrow, 14 March 2019, and today we see leaked images of EVGA and Gigabyte cards. The GeForce GTX 1660 should have 1408 CUDA cores and 6 GB GDDR5 memory, putting it a bit below the Ti version and presumably to be the direct succesor to the GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB.

CORSAIR Launches Crystal Series 680X RGB and Carbide Series 678C Cases

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CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of two new mid-tower cases to meet the wide-ranging needs and preferences of PC enthusiasts everywhere. The CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X RGB is a high airflow ATX smart case that puts its stunning RGB lighting on full display, with four included fans and a CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO for complete lighting control out of the box. The CORSAIR Carbide Series 678C is an ATX case emphasizing low noise and refined styling, with a plethora of cooling and storage options offering tremendous versatility to builders. Both are available in either black or white to fit any environment.

ASUS Announces ProArt PA34VC Professional Curved Monitor

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ASUS today announced ProArt PA34VC, a 34.1-inch professional-grade curved monitor with UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and an IPS panel capable of reproducing 100% of the sRGB colour gamut that provides an immersive and colour-accurate viewing experience ideal for graphic designers, photographers and video producers. ProArt PA34VC comes factory pre-calibrated to guarantee industry-leading colour accuracy (Delta-E < 2) and features ASUS ProArt hardware-calibration technology to ensure ongoing colour accuracy and consistent, accurate colour when using the monitor with multiple computers or operating systems.

Enermax Releases SquA RGB 12cm Fan Series

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The SquA RGB addressable RGB fan series is equipped with a square-shaped frame powered by ENERMAX LED LIGHTING Technology, which provides incredibly bright and even lighting. The addressable RGB LEDs can create colourful rainbow effects and allow sycronization with supported motherboard software. SquA RGB is designed for silent operation without compromising performance and therefore has a starting speed of 300 rpm and up to 40% more airflow than other RGB fans. To optimize the airstream SquA RGB generates concentrated vortex with the Vortex Frame Design and facilitates air inlet effectively with the ENERMAX’s Air Inlet Design.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix XG49VQ

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ASUSRepublic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix XG49VQ, a super-ultra-wide 49-inch gaming monitor with a rock-steady 144Hz refresh rate and 1800R curvature for the ultimate immersive gaming experience. The new display also features Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR, High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with DCI-P3 90% professional colour gamut coverage and DisplayHDR 400 certification to deliver smooth, low-latency visuals with outstanding brightness and contrast, and eye-popping colour reproduction.

ENERMAX Presents Saberay Advanced

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Enermax presents the new Saberay Advanced, a high-end gaming case with addressable RGB Lighting. The ENERMAX LED Lighting Technology offers bright and even illumination without visible LED spots. Saberay Advanced comes with extensive space and various mounting positions for complex liquid cooling loops. The panorama window is made of 4mm tempered glass which provides a clear view to the hardware. The clean design and the built in RGB lighting makes it perfect for case mod projects and gaming rigs.

T-Dagger ANDES T-RGH300 USB Gaming Headset Review

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Supplier: Syntech Price: R 429

T-Dagger is an entry level brand from China focused on the gaming peripheral market, and today we take a look at their ANDES T-RGH300 USB Gaming Headset. The ANDES is a very well priced stereo USB headset that features closed 40 mm drivers and green lighting accents on each ear cup as well as the tip of the microphone. Other than that, T-Dagger doesn’t make any claims as to the SNR, frequency response, or anything else for that matter, so we’ll have to do some testing of our own to figure things out.

T-Dagger ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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Supplier: Syntech Price: R 699

T-Dagger is an entry level gaming peripheral brand by Eastern Times Technology in China that offers a full range of peripherals for the gamer on a budget. Today we’re having a look at the ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which is a mechanical keyboard with the price of some membrane keyboards.

Satisfactory Early Access Launch Date Trailer

GAMING

Date Reveal Trailer for Coffee Stain Studio’s new game Satisfactory.

AOC G2868PQU 4K Gaming Monitor with 1 ms Response Time

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Display specialist AOC announces a brand-new gaming monitor, the 28” (71.1 cm) G2868PQU with Ultra HD / 4K (3840×2160 pixels) resolution. To meet the demands of gamers looking for crisp and vivid imagery and sharp gameplay, the display boasts a next-gen HDR-ready TN panel with 1 ms response time. The G2868PQU also supports AMD FreeSync which eliminates stutter and screen-tear caused by mismatched image frames between the graphics card and the monitor. All these features ensure a fluid, smooth 4K gaming experience. The monitor becomes available in Europe in March 2019.

Manli Releases GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Twin Cooler

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Manli Technology Group Limited, the major Graphics Cards, and other components manufacturer, today released the newest addition to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti family – Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Twin Cooler and overclocking version.

G.SKILL Announces OC World Cup 2019 Competition – $25,000 USD Total Cash Prize Pool

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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 the 6th Annual OC World Cup 2019. The online qualifier competition stage will be held from March 13, 2019 until April 16, 2019 on hwbot.org. The top 9 winners of the online qualifier will be qualified to join the live competition at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2019 week from May 29th to 31st and compete for a chunk of the $25,000 USD cash prize pool.

MSI Afterburner 4.6.0 Final Released

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MSI Afterburner, the utility many use for monitoring and overclocking their graphics cards, has just received an update to 4.6.0 (Final), which adds a fair string of changes.

Corsair Unveils the K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard

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Corsair today announced the launch of the new CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard, bringing control and versatility to living room PCs and home entertainment setups.

EVGA Associates Program – Earn Rewards and Discounts

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The EVGA Associates Program offers a simple way for EVGA ELITE Members to allow others to purchase an EVGA product with a discount on EVGA.com – and lets you earn a percentage of the purchase back in EVGA Bucks!

MSI AMD X470 and B450 Motherboards BIOS Update is Available for the Upcoming AMD Raven Ridge Processors

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MSI, the world leading motherboard brand, is proudly to release BIOS updates to support the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge processors, including AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs. The updated BIOS version is prepared to support the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs and also the current Athlon APUs which have launched last year. MSI strongly recommends its users to update their systems by downloading and applying the latest BIOS.

Cinebench R20 Released

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Maxon’s Cinebench is one of the more popular single- and multi-threaded benchmarks around, placing emphasis frequency, IPC, and core count to give very accurate real-world comparisons between various CPUs from both Intel and AMD. R15, which was released late in 2013, has been the latest version until now.

NVIDIA Announces RTX Triple Thread Bundle

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From time to time, NVIDIA bundles a well sought-after AAA title with their higher end graphics card, but often it is a collection of less popular games or even in-game currencies. Not this time, however, with the new RTX Triple Threat Bundle which offers up to three of the biggest games of today.

Enermax Releases STARRYFORT SF30 Chassis

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The STARRYFORT SF30 RGB Gaming Tower comes with 4x pre-installed addressable SquA RGB fans and a RGB LED side stripe. The tempered glass panorama side window provides a clear view of the installed components, making it ideal for builds with RGB lighting. STARRYFORT SF30’s integrated RGB hub can control 6x addressable RGB devices or synchronize with supported motherboard software. A detachable PSU side cover and a removable HDD cage ensures an easy installation and cable management. STARRYFORT SF30 offers broad support for liquid coolers in sizes 360, 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm.

Intel Takes Steps to Enable Thunderbolt 3 Everywhere, Releases Protocol

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Intel is well on its way to making the innovation delivered with Thunderbolt 3 available to everyone. Today, Intel announced that it contributed the Intel Thunderbolt protocol specification to the USB Promoter Group, enabling other chip makers to build Thunderbolt compatible silicon, royalty-free. In addition, the USB Promoter Group announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, based on the Thunderbolt protocol. The convergence of the underlying Thunderbolt and USB protocols will increase compatibility among USB Type-C connector-based products, simplifying how people connect their devices.

ENERMAX Readies AQUAFUSION, the Splendid ARGB AIO Liquid Cooler Series

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ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, announces the launch of AQUAFUSION, a new closed-loop liquid cooler series. The new addressable RGB CPU cooler lineup is characterized by a unique Aurabelt water-block and ENERMAX SquA RGB fans for brilliant LED lighting effects.

Besides the stunning lighting, AQUAFUSION features ENERMAX’s patented cooling technology, Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT) cold-plate design; the SCT can prevent the formation of the boundary layer and enhance the liquid flow inside the cold-plate, which helps reduce the formation of hot spots.

HUAWEI Mate X Wins GLOMO Award

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The HUAWEI Mate X foldable 5G smartphone has won GSMA’s prestigious “Best Connected Mobile Device of Mobile World Congress 2019” award with its Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, leading 5G communication capability, innovative human-smartphone interaction and HUAWEI SuperCharge during Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019.

Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

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Corsair has been making massive strides in the peripheral world over the last few years, with each new iteration addresses issues of the previous generation and being an overall improvement on the last. Today we’re having a look at the Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse which was revealed at the beginning of the year at CES 2019.