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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

ASRock Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming X OC Spotted

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The Radeon RX 590 leaks are coming hard and heavy now, with the latest being the ASRock Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming X OC. Rather than re-iterating all of the specs that remain unchanged between the new and current cards, we can sum it up as Polaris 30 (Radeon RX 590) is a die shrink to 12nm FinFET from Polaris 20 (Radeon RX 580). As such, we will just focus on this specific card.

Galactic Civilizations III Gold Discounted 87% on Steam

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Stardock Entertainment’s Galactic Civilizations III Gold allows you to build a civilization that will stand the test of time in the largest space-based strategy game ever. Choose from dozens of unique races and make a name for yourself across the galaxy through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and more.

G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Achieves New Memory Frequency World Record at DDR4-5566

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to claim yet another world record for fastest memory frequency at DDR4-5566MHz, using the Trident Z RGB memory built with Samsung B-die ICs, on the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard.

EK Full-Cover RGB Water Block for 1080 Ti AORUS Graphics Cards

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With a blast from the past EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing probably the last ever Pascal series EK Full Cover GPU water block, the EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Aorus RGB. It is compatible with GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based graphics cards. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

ZADAK511 Unveils MOAB M.2 RGB SSD Heat Spreader – And it Looks Awesome

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ZADAK511 has just unveiled an addressable RGB M.2-2280 heatsink, the MOAB M.2 RGB SSD Heat Spreader. Not much was given in the form of details, but it is 80 mm long, about 10 mm thick, interfaces with a standard 5v aRGB (addressable RGB) header and looks incredible.

Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition Specs Leaked

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Sapphire’s upcoming Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ will receive the Special Edition treatment in the form of the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 8GB5 Limited Edition – that’s the official name and quite a mouthful. Twitter user Komachi Ensaka leaked slides showing the features of the card, which shows the specifications and features of the card in detail.

TYAN Highlights AMD EPYC Processor-Based HPC and Storage Server Platforms at SC18

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TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, is showcasing a full line of HPC and storage server platforms based on the AMD EPYC processor that are targeted at datacenter markets at SC18 in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15.

“The rapid expansion of cloud-scale computing, the extension of high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence are reshaping today’s data centers and driving the architecture transformation,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “TYAN’s AMD EPYC processor-based server platforms enable data centers to provide powerful compute capabilities and to maximize its efficiency.”

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Processors Win Awards

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Today, AMD announced that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) named AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX the CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Computer Hardware and Components category. AMD also won two prestigious Trusted Reviews Awards 2018 in the categories of “CPU of the Year” for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and “Value CPU of the Year” for AMD Ryzen 5 2600.

SK Hynix Develops 1Ynm (Second Gen 10nm) 8Gb DDR4 DRAM

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SK Hynix has announced the development of its 1Ynm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM memory. The chip delivers 20% improvement in productivity compared to its previous-generation 1Xnm counterpart and also more than 15% improvement in power consumption.