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Inno3D Launches iChill High Performance Gaming Memory

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INNO3D, a leading manufacturer of pioneering high-end multimedia components and various innovations including the recent addition high performance gaming iCHILL Memory. Its introduction to the market has been very well received due to the various capacities that the iCHILL memory series offers including 4GB to 16GB at speeds of 2400MHz to 4000MHz and with ultra-low latencies up to 15CL.

New iCHILL FROSTBITE by INNO3D is the First Water Cooling Solution for the GeForce RTX series

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INNO3D, a leading manufacturer of pioneering high-end multimedia components and various innovations is excited to introduce the new iCHILL Frostbite. The brains in R&D have revisited the water cooling solution segment of iCHILL and developed this water block masterpiece. It is designed around NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070, providing nothing short of excellent cooling for these powerhouse of graphics cards.

Just Cause 4 Cracked After One Day

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Denuvo has been taking a beating lately, with Hitman 2 being cracked in next to no time. Hitman 2 used Denuvo 5.3, which now makes an appearance in Just Cause 4 – which has just been cracked in a single day.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti K|ngp|n Edition Teased

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Vince “K|ngp|n” Lucido is probably the most recognized name in overclocking, having appeared in NVIDIA adverts in the past, dominating the 3DMark benchmarks, and even having a line of graphics cards named after him. Today sees a teaser of the fifth generation of K|ngp|n Edition card, this time based on NVIDIA’s Turing architecture. Vince Lucido posted a picture of the GeForce GTX 2080 Ti K|ngp|n Edition to his Instagram page.

EVGA Releases Carbon Fiber Shroud and Trim Kit for GeForce RTX Graphics Cards

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Building upon the already popular EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series cards and customizable Trim Kits, EVGA now offers a limited-edition Carbon Fiber Shroud and Carbon Trim Kit as the next step to make your EVGA graphics card stand out.

MSI BIOS Update Accidentally Unlocks Althon 200GE Multiplier

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Late last month, MSI released BIOS updates for their AM44 motherboards which included AGESSA (AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture) 1.0.0.6 for improved memory compatibility, as well as various motherboard specific fixes. In addition, the BIOS updates also add a virtualization feature that allows the ability to manually assign graphics cards within IOMMU groups. There has been an accidental hiccup, however, in that the BIOS updates inadvertently unlock the multiplier on Athlon 200GE, a 3.20 GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics.

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 1070 Using GDDR5X Memory

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It would appear that NVIDIA has a massive stockpile of GDDR5X memory ICs and GP104 GPUs, as not only have they introduced a GeForce GTX 1060 based on both but now also a GeForce GTX 1070 has received an update to use GDDR5X memory.

AMD Outselling Intel Two to One in Germany

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The brilliant value for money presented by Ryzen 2 CPUs as well as the worldwide shortage of Intel CPUs has possibly been one of the best things to happen to AMD in recent time, with German retailer MindFactory.de showing AMD CPUs outselling Intel CPUs at a ratio of two to one in November.

Battlefield V RTX/DXR Performance Patch Offers Performance Gains of up to 50%

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NVIDIA and DICE received a lot of negativity recently for the poor performance in Battlefield V with DirectX Raytracing (DXR) enabled, with performance dropping to nearly half that of the frame rates achieved with DXR disabled. Even on the mighty GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the game was only playable at 1080p unless DXR was disabled altogether.

ASUS Introduces New Prime X299-Deluxe II and ROG Dominus Extreme

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Intel’s high-end desktop platform raises the stakes with updated Intel Core X-Series processors that boast a lot more of everything, including cores, cache, bandwidth, and more. The additional processing power plows through CPU-intensive tasks, while the extra bandwidth lets you add more GPUs and NVMe SSDs to accelerate a wider range of workloads.

EVGA Z390 DARK and LUUMI Set CINEBENCH World Record

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The upcoming EVGA Z390 DARK is designed from the ground up to be the world’s best overclocking motherboard. Need proof? The EVGA Z390 DARK was recently used by Finland Overclocker, Juhani Luumi AKA LUUMI to set a brand new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record. Armed with an Intel Core i9-9900K, and EVGA Z390 DARK Motherboard and Liquid Nitrogen Cooling, LUUMI was able to clock his CPU to nearly 7GHz and achieve a score of 3142 cb. A new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record!

Battlefield V Chapter 1: Overture Announced and Delayed

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Battlefield V will receive its first free update, titled Chapter 1: Overture, in the very near future. Originally scheduled for release on 4 December, there has been an unexpected delay due to technical issues.

Buy an EVGA GeForce GTX – Get Fortnite Bundle

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If Victory Royale is your mission, the EVGA GeForce Fortnite Bundle is just for you. For a limited time, when you upgrade your weaponry with an EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 1070, or 1060 graphics card, you’ll receive 2000 V-Bucks and the male Fortnite Counterattack Set.

NVIDIA Extends PhysX for High-Fidelity Simulations, Goes Open Source

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NVIDIA PhysX, the most popular physics simulation engine on the planet, is going open source.

We’re doing this because physics simulation — long key to immersive games and entertainment — turns out to be more important than we ever thought.

NVIDIA Reveals the Titan of Turing: TITAN RTX

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NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA TITAN RTX , the world’s most powerful desktop GPU, providing massive performance for AI research, data science and creative applications. Driven by the new NVIDIA Turing architecture, TITAN RTX – dubbed T-Rex – delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance.

Patriot Launches VIPER STEEL DDR4 16GB 4400MHz Extreme Performance Memory

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PATRIOT , a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions, has announced the release of their fastest kit ever of DDR4 memory today, VIPER STEEL SERIES DDR4 16GB (2x 8 GB) 4400 MHz. Built for the latest Intel and AMD platforms, the VIPER STEEL SERIES provides extreme performance and stability for the most demanding computer environments. The VIPER STEEL SERIES DDR4 memory kit brings Intel XMP 2.0 performance to new heights and is able to achieve up to 4400 MHz with a simple setting on supporting Intel’s latest processors and motherboards.

UL Benchmarks Teases 3DMark Port Royal with Real Time Ray Tracing

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UL Benchmarks’ 3DMark suite of benchmarks is going to get a new addition in the form of Port Royal, making use of the DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API. The benchmark will be shown to the public at GALAX GOC 2018 Grand Final, which will take place on 8 December in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

COLORFUL Goes Ultra with new iGame GeForce RTX 2070 Ultra OC

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions proudly introduces the latest graphics in its prestigious iGame series of gaming equipment. The COLORFUL iGame GeForceRTX 2070 Ultra OC combines excellent cooling with excellent design to bring out the best of the new GeForce RTX graphics card from NVIDIA. Featuring the new Turing architecture to deliver real-time ray tracing, NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX series graphics card bring realism to life and COLORFUL’s iGame GeForce RTX 2070 Ultra OC is your top choice.

GeIL Launches New Additions to SUPER LUCE RGB Sync DDR4

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GeIL – Golden Emperor International Ltd. – one of the world’s leading PC components and peripheral manufacturers today announced the new additions to their SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC Series DDR4 memory. The new modules are available in three capacities and speeds: 4133MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL19-19-19-39 1.40V, 3600MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16-18-18-36 1.35V, and 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL14-14-14-34 1.35V.

Basemark GPU 1.1 Launched

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Today Basemark releases version 1.1 of its multi-platform graphics hardware evaluation tool Basemark GPU. Basemark GPU has been made available for free to download and use for personal users. Additionally, Basemark has provided professional versions for Benchmark Development Program members, corporate and commercial users.

HANNspree Launches New 27in HQ272PQD Monitor with Quantum Dot Technology

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Experts in display and touch technology, HANNspree, are pleased to announce that its performance series of monitors is set to offer a new 27inch solution featuring Quantum Dot technology. The enhanced display of the HQ272PQD is ideal for gamers, designers and multimedia professionals, offering visual excellence and enhanced color accuracy for all graphic content.

Sharkoon Launches TG4 and SKILLER SGC1 RGB Chassis

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Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals which boast performance at a reasonable price. Sharkoon now presents the TG4, a more compact case version of the TG5. In addition, the manufacturer has added an RGB lit midi tower with addressable fans to its SKILLER SGC1 series. The latter model now also features a tempered glass side panel instead of acrylic. The TG4 is also comes with addressable RGB fans, but models are also available with single color fans.

Samsung Electronics Brings Multi-Terabyte Storage Capacities at Accessible Price with 860 QVO SSD

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Samsung Electronics today unveiled its new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup – the Samsung 860 QVO SSD – featuring up to four terabytes (TB) of storage capacity with exceptional speed and reliability. Built on the company’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash architecture, the 860 QVO makes terabyte capacities more accessible to the masses at approachable price points.

Telkom First Up to Offer Data Rollover

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A few months ago the Independant Communications Authority of South Africa placed four new regulations to end-user and subscriber services in action. To refresh your memory, see the article I wrote about it here. As a TL:DR, companies were told that data rollover is not optional. This caused a bit of a ruckus and everybody except the providers were happy. Finally there’s some traction!

Plantronics Confirms No Ongoing Discussions with Logitech

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Plantronics, Inc., a market leader in the global headsets, voice, and video endpoint market, today confirmed that the Company is no longer engaged in discussions with Logitech International S.A. (“Logitech”) regarding a potential combination. While it is Plantronics’ practice not to comment, in accordance with Swiss disclosure requirements, Logitech was required to disclose the status of the discussions following recent media reports.