CHERRY Launches MX Board 1.0 Keyboard

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CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, introduces the MX Board 1.0, a mechanical keyboard with a very attractive price point. The combination of high-precision CHERRY MX switches in different variants and high-performance HighSpeed key recognition creates an uncompromising keyboard for avid writers. Furthermore, The MX Board 1.0 features abrasion-resistant keycaps, anti-ghosting, and full N-key rollover.

The History of Overclocking

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Introduction – The First 15 Years

Overclocking may have only become a mainstream exercise is the last decade, but its roots can be traced back to the PC itself. While the methods used to overclock may have changed over the years, the goal has remained the same – to increase the performance of your computer. Much like modifying a car’s engine, overclocking can be done for one of two reasons. Either you can increase the performance of a cheap model to match that of a more expensive model, or you can shoot for performance greater than that of any off-the-shelf components.

PlayStation 5 Likely to be Powered by AMD Ryzen Based APUs

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Sony recently took the world by surprise when they announced that the PlayStation team would be skipping E3 2019, but there is a bit more news than that. Reddit user RuthenicCookie has stated that the upcoming PlayStation 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) will continue to use AMD for its processing power.

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.

GeForce RTX 2060 Shows Up on Final Fantasy XV Benchmark Database

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The top end Turing range of GPUs, from the GeForce RTX 2070 to the RTX 2080 Ti, recently launched after a total of ten years in the making. The lower end cards are yet to launch, including the GeForce RTX 2060 (or will it be GTX 2060 and lacking the RTX features?), which has now been seen in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark database.

Steam Link is No Longer Available

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The Steam Link is a box that allows games on your Steam account to be streamed directly to a TV. The grunt of the work would be done by your computer, with the Steam Link supplying the display to the TV over a local network. The advantage to this over running an HDMI cable is that game controllers and peripherals communicate with the box, as opposed to having to try to get them to work with a computer that’s potentially in a different room.

How CPU Cache Works

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You’ve undoubtedly heard about CPU cache and know that a larger cache is better, but what exactly is it and why does it affect performance? Additionally, you may be wondering why the cache is so small, normally between 32 KB and 16 MB depending on the level of cache (which we will explain a bit further one) on a high end processor or less when system RAM is measured in gigabytes.

Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Series Has Potential Compatibility Issues with Certain Graphics Cards

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Seasonic: We have been notified, in limited instances, where some issues may occur when a FOCUS power supply is used in conjunction with certain high power consumption GPU or brand of VGA cards. If you experience possible compatibility issues, please check the below information and contact us for further assistance.

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Adds Climate Change

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Sid Meier’s Civilization series is one of the most popular turn-based strategy games around and the latest in the series, Civilization VI, is getting a new expansion pack called Gathering Storm on 14 February 2019.

Samsung Introducing Very Affordable QLC-NAND SSDs

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Samsung seems to be on the verge of launching extremely affordable SSDs based on QLC NAND, which is cheap to produce. These new drives will go by the name of Samsung 860 QVO, and will come in capacities of 1 TB (MZ-76Q1T0BW), 2 TB (MZ-76Q2T0BW) and 4 TB (MZ-76Q4T0BW). QVO is an abbreviation for Quality and Value Optimized.

Apacer Launches the World’s First 32-Bit DDR4 SODIMM

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In view of the current trend in which ARM technology drives the development of Internet of Things (IoT), mobile computing and automotive electronics, and the demands for economical, efficient and compact smart devices, Apacer, the world’s leading industrial memory brand, launches the world’s first 32-Bit DDR4 SODIMM which supports industrial embedded systems using ARM/RISC processors or the latest RISC-V 32-bit processors. Apacer’s 32-Bit DDR4 SODIMM achieves an ideal balance between performance, power consumption and cost. Compared with existing onboard memory, it offers significant advantages of flexibility in capacity and space arrangement, making Apacer poised to upturn the market of ARM processor memory and ride this rapidly growing IoT wave.

EKWB Black Friday Discounts

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We are officially declaring the start of the “Holiday Shopping Season”… as EK Black Friday deals are starting a day earlier! Get your rig fully liquid cooled using premium quality EK Water Blocks and other products. Reward yourself for a year of hard work with some sweet liquid cooling parts with better-than-ever prices, with some discounts up to 70%! Discounts last from Thursday, 22nd until Tuesday 27th of November 2018.

GELID Launches Radiant and Radiant-D RGB Fan

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Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the latest 120mm case fan with sophisticated Digital-RGB LED lighting and supercharged cooling technologies. The Radiant-D is a product of GELID Solutions GAMER product line.

Steam Autumn Sale 2018 is Here

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The 2018 Steam Autumn Sale is here, with great deals across the Steam catalog through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check in each day to see the new featured titles, and you can always find great games in your Discovery Queue or our recommendations.

Philips BDM3470UP: Colour, Comfort, and Convenience

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MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the relaunch of the Philips BDM3470UP: it will now be available in stores across the UK and Ireland at an extremely competitive price of £579. This 34″ (86.7 cm) UltraWide QHD monitor is equipped with a wide array of high-performance features and innovative technologies to boost productivity at the office and maximise enjoyment at home. Philips’ CrystalClear technology and the IPS panel make images sparkle and colours pop, while the UltraWide MultiView functionality provides users with the screen space they need to work or play. USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility make connectivity a breeze, while the SmartErgoBase ensures optimum comfort for all. Versatile and feature-rich, this monitor is a great choice particularly for professionals but also for home users.

The ROCCAT Renga Boost Studio Grade Over-Ear Headset is Back

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After the success of the original Renga released in 2016, ROCCAT refreshes the stereo headset and brings it back to the market as the ROCCAT Renga Boost. Offering studio grade high quality sound, the Renga Boost will charm gamers with its discreet all-black look, its amazing acoustic performance and its superior lightweight comfort.

Hardware Overstocking Woes Likely to Extend Deep into 2019

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The other day I posted an article (this one here) about the delaying of the RTX 2060 from NVidia due to excessive stock of the older GTX 1060 cards still being on hand. Well, it turns out it’s affecting many manufacturers, with hardware across the spectrum.

Announcing NVIDIA Ansel “Shot With GeForce” Contest

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If you already have Battlefield V, head into War Stories and capture a beautiful or exciting NVIDIA Ansel in-game photo from one of the cinematic campaigns. Upload it to our NVIDIA Ansel Shot With GeForce photo sharing website, or post it to social media with @NVIDIAGeForce and #SHOTWITHGEFORCE included in your message.

Battlefield V Bundled with GeForce RTX Purchases

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In past decades, dynamic lighting effects, shadows, and physics effects revolutionized games, introducing previously-impossible techniques that unlocked new gameplay possibilities and made all subsequent games more detailed, more realistic, more immersive, and more enjoyable.

Sony PlayStation Pulled Out of E3 2019

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We’re all familiar with E3, right? The Electronic Entertainment Expo. The massive expo that runs every year for a few days to show of all the new games, consoles, tech and other, well, electronic entertainment goodies. Most of us keep track of it to see major advances or new releases, and one major brand we keep our eyes on is Sony’s PlayStation. So it comes as a real disappointment that they’ll not be attending E3 2019.

G.SKILL Launches Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 RGB 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 launching Trident Z Royal series DDR4 RGB memory kits, featuring a patent-pending full-length crystalline light bar upon a polished heatspreader in gold or silver with stunning 8-zone RGB lighting. The patent of the crystalline design on PC components has been applied for across major countries. Available in high-speed specifications, the Trident Z Royal is first available from DDR4-3000MHz to DDR4-4600MHz at launch. With the perfect marriage of RGB lighting and speed, the Trident Z Royal is the ideal memory kit for any high-class system build.

Magicka Series Discounted 50 – 75% on Steam

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The Magicka RPG games are currently on sale on Steam for a limited time, with between 50% and 75% off.

Paradox Interactive introduces a special “World of Magicka” bundle for the Magicka 5-year anniversary celebration.

ID-Cooling Releases AURAFLOW X 240 Budget RGB AIO Water Cooler

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ID-COOLING a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, announced AURAFLOW X 240 AIO water cooler, featuring the newly developed powerful pump and 12V RGB lighting on both the pump and fans at the same time synchronizing with motherboard RGB control.

ROCCAT Celebrates Website Relaunch with Fantastic Deals

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ROCCAT, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of gaming peripherals, has recently given its website a new look. In line with the further development of the brand through technically sophisticated and powerful products such as the new Vulcan mechanical keyboard series, ROCCAT focuses on simple design and a clear visual language.

Manli Announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & GeForce RTX 2070 with Blower Fan

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Manli Technology Group Limited, the major Graphics Cards and other components manufacturer, today announced the brand new RTX 20 Series graphics solution – Manli GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & GeForce RTX 2070 with Blower Fan.