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EVGA Unveils Their Z390 Dark and Z390 FTW Motherboards

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The Intel Z390 chipset is built for the extreme performance of Intel’s first 8-Core processor for desktop motherboards. EVGA Z390 boards are designed for the purpose of everyday tasks, exceptional performance, hardcore gaming, and, of course, overclocking. Featuring EVGA’s latest GUI BIOS with OC Robot and in-BIOS stress testing, the ability to flash the BIOS without a CPU, and EVGA Nu Audio, these boards offer a little something new for everyone. Although the EVGA Z390 FTW is the first board available, you should always be careful of what’s waiting in the Dark….

Intel Also Announces Seven New Intel Core X-Series Processors

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Intel also announced seven (i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE) new Intel Core X-series processors for Intel’s most scalable desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. Designed with high frequencies and platform features for both lightly threaded and heavily threaded workloads, these processors are designed to handle the most demanding tasks and applications. Both products are built on the Intel Mesh Architecture, which increases memory and I/O bandwidth, while decreasing latency – a critical need for the demanding workloads of creators and experts.

G.SKILL Announces Double Capacity DDR4 with Trident Z RGB DC Series 32GBx2 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 Trident Z RGB DC series DDR4 64GB (32GBx2) memory kits. Utilizing the latest Double Capacity DIMM technology closely developed with ASUS, the Trident Z RGB DC series DDR4 memory is able to provide double the maximum capacity of DDR4 UDIMM modules on select ASUS Z390 chipset motherboards.

Intel Announces World’s Best Gaming Processor: New 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K

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Intel today announced the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K, the world’s best gaming processor, and said preorders for the new processor would begin today. The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions that will enable amazing performance and platform features to meet a range of consumer needs from gaming to content creation. New processors introduced today include the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

G.SKILL Demonstrates DDR4-4800 16GB(2x8GB) and DDR4-4500 32GB(4x8GB) Kits For Intel Z390 Motherboards

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, demonstrates two extreme DDR4 RGB specifications on the latest Intel Z390 chipset, including DDR4-4800MHz CL19 16GB (2x8GB) and DDR4-4500MHz CL19 32GB (4x8GB). Both kits are built with high performance Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs and provide the fastest XMP speed of each capacity configuration.

NZXT Unveils N7 Z390 Motherboard: Feature-Rich for Enthusiast Gamers

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NZXT today announces the N7 Z390, its newest motherboard designed around Intel’s Z390 chipset and supporting the latest Intel 9th Gen CPUs. With the new N7 everything you need to build a stunning and powerful gaming PC is available right out-of-the-box.

All the essentials are included, along with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, digital fan control, and HUE 2 integrated RGB lighting channels. Get the N7 into your build even faster with an integrated rear I/O shield. The N7’s signature all-metal motherboard cover returns to perfectly match the color and finish of your case, creating a visually seamless backdrop for your components. Additionally, NZXT’s CAM software gives you full control over your system’s lighting, cooling, and performance straight from your desktop.

MSI Launches Z390 Motherboard Family

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MSI, a world leader in motherboard design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the availability of new motherboards with the Intel Z390 chipset alongside the launch of 9th Generation Intel Core Processors. Beginning this generation, MSI motherboards will follow revamped naming rules that align products with feature segments.

Overclockers, gamers, content creators, and professionals can now more easily make the perfect choice from the MEG, MPG or MAG series as well as the existing PRO Series.

Aqua Computer D5 NEXT – Smart Pump with Integrated LED & Fan Controller

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Aqua Computer is presenting its latest generation of coolant pumps today. The D5 NEXT is a new development based mechanically on the proven Laing D5 pump with highly advanced electronics and a wide range of functions.

The pump is mechanically divided by Aqua Computer into a motor unit and an electronics unit which can be plugged together. This simplifies assembly and helps with maintenance.

A special design feature is a decoupling system already integrated into the pump which significantly eases installation and effectively prevents noise caused by vibrations.

ASRock Launches Intel Z390 motherboards with Phantom Gaming Series

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The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Intel Z390 motherboard series, and also the Phantom Gaming Motherboards, the latest addition to the company’s popular Phantom Gaming line up. These versatile new motherboards support the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors with socket 1151.

Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019

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The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019.

The 2019 release focuses on: Streamlining the apps’ usability to get you up and running quickly; Discoverability enhancements so that you can get inspired, learn and uncover fun new projects to try out yourself; and Improved performance across the board.

Supermicro Refutes Claims in Bloomberg Article

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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, strongly refutes reports that servers it sold to customers contained malicious microchips in the motherboards of those systems.

In an article today, it is alleged that Supermicro motherboards sold to certain customers contained malicious chips on its motherboards in 2015. Supermicro has never found any malicious chips, nor been informed by any customer that such chips have been found.

Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG

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GOG.com, formerly Good Old Games, is currently giving away the first person shooter Shadow Warrior for computer for a little less than the next two days. Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

BREAKING: China Used a Microchip Embedded in Servers to Infiltrate US Companies

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Bloomberg L.P., a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, has posted a claim that the Chinese government working along with manufacturing plants has been trying to infiltrate US companies using specialized microchips added to server motherboards. Supermicro is mentioned in the findings, but both the Chinese government and all companies involved have denied the story.

The addition of the microchip, which was initially the size of a fingernail and later reduced to smaller than an uncooked grain of rice, has its own I/O interface, networking ability microprocessor. It is embedded in such a way that it can work independently of the operating system and without the need for drivers or software to be installed. The microchop can communicate with servers across the internet and receive instructions from them, including to modify software installed on the compromised system.

Steam Weekend Deal – The Crew 2 Reduced 45%

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Take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea across the entire USA. With a wide variety of cars, bikes, boats, and planes, compete in a wide range of driving disciplines.

Parallels have been drawn to Forza Horizon, so if you’re not familiar with The Crew that should give you an indication of what to expect – a high speed, arcade racer taking you through beautiful locations in fast cars and an assortment of other vehicles.

Introducing the EVGA SuperNOVA GM SFX Power Supplies

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Introducing the EVGA SuperNOVA GM Power Supply line. Available in 450W, 550W, and 650W, these new power supplies are engineered to bring the power, prestige, and performance of EVGA’s award-winning power supplies into an SFX-Standard form factor. Featuring 80 Plus Gold certified efficiency, fully-modular cables, and 100% Japanese capacitors, the GM’s cast a long shadow over its competition. Pint-size, affordable, and packed with everything you need, the EVGA SuperNOVA GM power supplies make short work of tight spaces.

Thermaltake Releases Pacific C and CL Plus RGB Copper Radiators

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Thermaltake launches Pacific C and CL Plus RGB Copper Radiators Series today as additions to the TT Pacific radiators family. Pacific C360 and C240 Radiators are ultra-thin radiators engineered with 27mm thickness radiators along with 12-set flat tube designs and brass tanks, feature unique stainless steel side panels that guarantee durability as well as reduce the weight of the radiator. Also made with copper fin design, Pacific CL360 Plus RGB Radiator is a high-performance 360mm copper radiator with high-density copper fin design, brass tank and a software-controllable 16.8 million colors LED strip that supports TT RGB PLUS software, TT AI Voice Control, and Amazon Alexa Voice Service.

Introducing the Nokia 7.1

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 7.1 – the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.

The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with two phase detection and ZEISS Optics to ensure you never miss a moment.

Intel Manufacturing Facilities Run 365 Days a Year

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Margaret Henschel, one of the more than 50,000 Intel employees in the United States, moves through Fab 32, a high-volume manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. Intel Corporation’s U.S. manufacturing and research and development facilities are in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico. They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Skywind “The Fall of House Dagoth” Trailer Released

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Skywind is a project focused on recreating The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind inside The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, giving it a complete overhaul with revamped graphics and audio. The project is run entirely by volunteers, so estimating a release date is impossible and the team is going with a “it’ll be done when it’s done” approach (in the wise words of Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind timeless classics such as Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad”).

Fractal Design Unveils Define S2 Case

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The Define S2 is the latest leap forward in open-layout case design—an ingenious refinement of the zero-obstruction formula that cemented the series as the de facto standard for the silent high-performance build.

The S2 achieves increased airflow and water cooling capacity with nine total fan positions and 15% larger intake area vs. the previous generation. Radiators up to 420 mm install directly through the top by way of an innovative removable bracket with built-in fill port for easy access, and there’s room for radiators up to 360 mm in the front and 280 mm in the base. Pumps and reservoirs are supported right out of the box with integrated mounting locations and adjustable brackets.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Available for Pre-Purchase

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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is the first in the multi award-winning strategy series to recreate epic conflict across ancient China. Combining a gripping turn-based campaign game of empire-building, statecraft and conquest with stunning real-time battles, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS redefines the series in an age of heroes and legends.

For early adopters who pre-purchase, there are a few bonuses included. Firstly, there are three new playable Warlords; He Yi, Gong Du, and Huang Shao. Secondly, there are three new hero classes: Healer, Scholar, and Veteran. Three new character skills that focus on the three virtues of Taoism: Frugality, Compassion, and Humility. Lastly, there are new weapons and armour suitable for the new heroes.

Mega Man 11/11 !! Now Available on Steam

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The almost-21 year old Mega Man has just had its latest update in the form of Mega Man 11/11 !! The original game was originally developed for the Nintendo NES, but has since spawned sequels on a multitude of platforms including the SEGA Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Nintendo Game Boy.

For the youngsters (or anyone else unfamiliar with the series), or anyone wanting more info on the game, Steam describes it as follows:

EVGA GeForce RTX NVLink SLI Bridges

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The EVGA GeForce RTX NVLink Bridge connects two NVLink SLI-ready graphics cards with 50x the transfer bandwidth of previous technology. This means you can count on super-smooth gameplay at maximum resolutions with the ultimate visual fidelity in GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards. These bridges also support RGB lighting that can be configured in EVGA Precision X1!

AMD and Xilinx Announce a New World Record for AI Inference

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At today’s Xilinx Developer Forum in San Jose, Calif., our CEO, Victor Peng was joined by the AMD CTO Mark Papermaster for a Guinness. But not the kind that comes in a pint – the kind that comes in a record book.*

The companies revealed the AMD and Xilinx have been jointly working to connect AMD EPYC CPUs and the new Xilinx Alveo line of acceleration cards for high-performance, real-time AI inference processing. To back it up, they revealed a world-record* 30,000 images per-second inference throughput!

Razer Launches the Fastest Gaming Grade WiFi Router for PC, Console and Mobile

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Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Sila, a high-performance WiFi router designed for home users requiring WiFi service optimized for high-performance gaming, streaming and downloading multimedia content.

With the upsurge in mobile gaming, and with many homes unable to run a wired network to every room, fast and reliable WiFi is more important than ever. The Razer Sila router is designed to deliver lag-free gaming and smooth, interruption-free streaming over a fast wireless network, meeting the needs of today’s mobile, console and laptop users.