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OrionX2 Dual System Extreme Overclocked PC – Intel Core i9 7980XE & Intel Core i7 9700K

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The 8Pack series comprises the absolute pinnacle of complete PC systems, replete with ultra high-end equipment and designed by the number 1 worldwide overclocking champion, the multi-world record holder Ian “8Pack” Parry. With a knack for electronics and a steady hand this Englishman, backed by a team of experienced professionals at Overclockers UK, created every one of these systems bearing his name from the ground up, and thus the ultimate in premium overclocked systems came to be.

Unreal Engine 4.22 Adds DirectX Raytracing Support

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Until now, the only games utilizing DirectX Raytracing (DXR) were Battlefield V and today’s Metro: Exodus. DXR is about to become a lot more accessible with the latest version of the game development kit from Epic, Unreal Engine 4.22, allowing developers to incorporate ray tracing into games. This isn’t quite full blown, 100% ray tracing, but a massive step towards it.

EVGA x deadmau5 Project and Giveaway

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Canadian electronic music producer and mau5trap label head deadmau5 is one of the most prominent fixtures in the international dance scene of the last decade, instantly recognizable with his signature oversized mau5 head. Known for his live sets and highly produced stage set-ups, he is also an avid video gamer – contributing to soundtracks for Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, and more.

Cinebench R15 for HEDT Processors Now Available

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Cinebench R15 is a good test of a CPU’s speed, but due to it scaling almost linearly with core count it is becoming an extremely quick test. This not only means that a rather unstable CPU can complete a run, but also there can be large fluctuations in scoring as some runs might be completed before thermal throttling even gets a chance to kick in. To combat this, “Hwgeek” has released an unofficially modded version of Cinebench R15 labelled “Cinebench R15 EXTREME!”

Softbank Clears its NVIDIA Stock Valued at US$ 3.6 Billion

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Softbank is one of the largest holders of NVIDIA stock, but on 10 January sold its entire holding valued at a little over JPY 39.8 billion, or US$ 4.6 billion as of 31 December 2018. Well known for far-sighted investments in the IT sector, this news is rather troublesome of industry investors.

ASUS Announces New World Records for Fasterst 2P & 1P Server Performance

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ASUS, the leader in high computing performance in server systems, server motherboards, workstations and workstation motherboards today announced that its 2P (2-socket) servers now hold 129 top-performance benchmark world records for computing-intensive performance as recognized by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). ASUS 1P (single-socket) servers powered by the latest Intel Xeon E platform also earned 8 world records, marking the first time ever they have achieved a No.1 performance ranking. These top-performance achievements for ASUS 2P and 1P servers undeniably demonstrate the company’s R&D capabilities, product innovation and the ability to fulfill the requirements of different applications.

3DMark Adds DLSS Performance Test

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Did you see the NVIDIA keynote presentation at CES this year? For us, one of the highlights was the DLSS demo based on our 3DMark Port Royal ray tracing benchmark.

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO

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Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as chief executive officer. Swan, 58, who has been serving as Intel’s interim CEO for seven months and as chief financial officer since 2016, is the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year history. Swan has also been elected to Intel’s board of directors.

Buy Select EVGA Products – Get GRIP: Combat Racing Game

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Harnessing gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever. Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tires onto… as you master tantalizing tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos. Now you can get it free with select EVGA products! Also included is an exclusive EVGA vehicle skin!

CORSAIR Partners with Ubisoft to Light up The Division 2

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CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced a collaboration with video game publisher Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment to incorporate dynamic, system-wide lighting integration into Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, the upcoming sequel to 2016’s massively popular, open world online shooter RPG, Tom Clancy’s The Division. Through the use of CORSAIR iCUE software, PC players can enhance their gameplay experience and become fully immersed in the game with real-time lighting effects across all of their compatible CORSAIR components and peripherals.

Add the Finishing Touch with a Host of New Premium PC Accessories from CORSAIR

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CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the availability of a wide range of new PC enthusiast accessories to help complete the look of a custom PC: CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cables, Premium Sleeved Front Panel Extension Kit, Premium Sleeved SATA Cable, Premium PCIe 3.0 x16 Extension Cable, and TM30 Performance Thermal Paste.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Immediate Availability of World’s First Tri-band 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Router

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Wi-Fi gaming router is now available. Featuring support for the latest 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard, which includes a variety of new technologies that improve Wi-Fi speed and increase network capacity and coverage, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 satisfies gamers’ demands for ultrafast, networking performance and reliability. As a gaming router, it also offers numerous additional features designed to provide the best online gaming experiences, including triple-level gaming acceleration to reduce ping times and provide low latency gameplay, Game Radar to let gamers find the best game server before connecting, Open NAT for simple, three-step port forwarding and dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to avoid interference from other wireless devices.

ASUS Announces New Mini PC ProArt Series for Professional Content Creation

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ASUS today announced ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90, a new series of compact, workstation-class PCs that deliver powerful, fast and stable performance for designers and content creators. Featuring 9th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to 64GB of high-speed DDR4 memory, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and a triple-storage design that blends ultrafast SSD and high-capacity HDD storage, Mini PC ProArt PA90 provides uncompromising performance for computer-aided design (CAD) workflows for architecture, engineering and manufacturing in an attractively modern, compact form-factor that fits easily into any workspace.

Nvidia Getting Sued After Crypto Crash

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Here’s a fun game: Ask someone you know who invested in the crypto market this year about how their investment is doing. See that expression? It’s not a happy one. It’s about the same expression many investors at Nvidia is making right now. Turns out the crypto crash DID affect them.

JEDEC Updates Groundbreaking High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Standard

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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.

Top Overclockers Set New Records in 3DMark Ray Tracing Benchmark

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3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers, and it’s coming to 3DMark on January 8.

Last weekend, we gave some of the world’s top overclockers a chance to try Port Royal at the GALAX GOC 2018 contest in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

ASUS ROG Announces the Rapture GT-AX11000 – World’s First Tri-band 802.11ax Router

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Wi-Fi gaming router is now available. Featuring support for the latest 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard, which includes a variety of new technologies that improve Wi-Fi speed and increase network capacity and coverage, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 satisfies gamers’ demands for ultrafast, networking performance and reliability. As a gaming router, it also offers numerous additional features designed to provide the best online gaming experiences, including triple-level gaming acceleration to reduce ping times and provide low latency gameplay, Game Radar to let gamers find the best game server before connecting, Open NAT for simple, three-step port forwarding and dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to avoid interference from other wireless devices.

New Trailer and Release Date for 3DMark Port Royal Ray Tracing Benchmark

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3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. You can use Port Royal to test and compare the real-time ray tracing performance of any graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing.

3DMark Port Royal Release Date and Pricing Revealed

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Further information has been released by UL Benchmarks on the next addition to 3DMark which we look at recently titled Port Royal, which introduces DirectX 12’s DirectX Raytracing (DXR) to the benchmark suite.

NZXT Announces Limited Edition NZXT Pan Puck

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NZXT and PUBG Corporation today announced that two icons of PC gaming, the NZXT Puck and the Pan from PUBG, are together at last. The perfect addition to any gaming battlestation, the NZXT Pan Puck will bash your cable management woes while securely storing any audio headset. With the NZXT Pan Puck your headset is always ready for when you drop into the heat of battle.

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!

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.

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.

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.

ZADAK Launches SHIELD II Water Cooled PC

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ZADAK is thrilled to announce the whole new custom water cooling system, SHIELD II Water Cooled PC. Starting in 2015 ZADAK first dipped our toes into custom computers that were built for modding competition displays. In late 2017 ZADAK decided to mass produce our first fully water-cooled PC known as MOAB I. MOAB I managed to push boundaries within the industry and get us excited to start work on the successor MOAB II Water Cooled PC. These two smallest custom water-cooled PCs gained attention from enthusiasts around the world along with ZADAK’s other products.