Nvidia’s Sly Not-SLI

NEWS

Nvidia’s new NVLink is not going to change gaming on multi-GPU setups right now, but it’s coming. Apparently.

With a 100GB/s speed across their latest bridge, Nvidia is proud to announce NVLink. Skeptics will say it’s just an excuse to avoid additional changes to PCBs on the newer cards, but the optimists among us see this as a possible “good news” when it comes to multi-GPU gaming.

EK is Releasing Velocity, a New Generation of CPU Water Blocks

PRESS RELEASE

EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce the new generation of high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets, the EK-Velocity. The new CPU water block will be available in a total of 14 versions featuring intricate RGB lit models, and down to simple minimalistic bare copper cold plate versions as well.

The inspiration for the new CPU block name “Velocity” was inspired by the necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it is too restrictive on the flow and it is bottlenecking your entire cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another.

Sony Introduces PlayStation Classic Pre-Loaded with 20 Games

GAMING

Back on 3 December 1994, Sony Computer Entertainment launched a fifth-generation console to the Japanese market that would change the world and quickly become synonymous with gaming – the original Sony PlayStation. During the course of 1995 it launched across the rest of the world and went on to become the first gaming console to sell over 100 million units, making it one of the most successful consoles of all time. Almost a quadranscentennial later, on 3 December 2018 (exactly 24 years after the original Japanese launch), Sony is releasing the PlayStation Classic, a miniature version of the original console with 20 pre-loaded games.

Adobe Announces Updates to Adobe XD

PRESS RELEASE

London, UK —2pm BST, September 18, 2018 — September brings an exciting update to Adobe XD, as we’re now releasing new tools to help you easily design for multiple devices at different screen sizes, and introducing timed transition elements to add an extra realisms to your prototypes.

With Responsive Resize, you’re able to resize your design canvas and the elements on it (when creating a design for both an iPhone and an iPad, for example), while keeping the placement and scale of your design in place. Meanwhile, new Timed Transitions will allow you to simulate the effects of loading states, looping animations, and more. Add to that new improved full screen viewing experience (and the always popular addition of spell check) and XD has never been more powerful for designers who need to easily create prototypes that are as effective as they are easy to create.

AMD Athlon 200GE Available for Purchase

PRESS RELEASE

Today, AMD announced the availability of the AMD Athlon 200GE with Radeon Vega 3 graphics, optimized for everyday PC users, for purchase across the globe.

Combining the x86 “Zen” core and Radeon “Vega” graphics architectures in a versatile System-on-Chip (SOC) design, the Athlon 200GE desktop processor offers responsive and reliable computing for a wide range of experiences, from day-to-day needs like browsing and processing through more advanced workloads like high-definition PC gaming.

ASUS Announces ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core Headsets

PRESS RELEASE

TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 14, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core, a new series of gaming headsets tuned especially for first-person shooter (FPS) gaming. The headsets feature Sony-certified Hi-Res Audio and are designed to be incredibly lightweight and comfortable.

ROG Delta is the world’s first gaming headset with the industry-leading, hi-fi-grade ESS ES9218 QUAD DACTM, which delivers impeccably clear and detailed sound to give serious gamers the edge they need to win. ROG Delta features a USB-CTM connector and comes with a USB-C to USB 2.0 adapter for gaming on PC, console or mobile devices without changing headsets. A one-of-a-kind, circular rainbow RGB lighting effect provides a stylish look that sets gamers apart on the battlefield.

AMD Takes the Lead in the New Forza Horizon 4 DX12 Benchmark

GAMING

Gamers around the world will get their first look into the big, beautiful world of Forza Horizon 4 in a free DirectX 12 demo and benchmark.

Low-level APIs like DirectX 12 allow GPUs to deliver faster performance with lower overhead, and Radeon graphics cards are taking full advantage to deliver more consistent frames, reduced latency and more power efficiency. AMD worked closely with Playground Games to give Radeon players the best performance in this demo, with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card beating the GeForce GTX 1080 at 1080p, 1440p, and native 4K.

UAG Announces New Cases For Apple iPhone XS, XR and XS Max

PRESS RELEASE

Leading designers of rugged, lightweight mobile accessories, UAG, carefully designed their new iPhone Series with creators in mind. Developed alongside world renowned creators and innovators, UAG’s updated series are inspired by UAG ambassador and Water Photographer, Zak Noyle.

ASUS Announces ROG Thor Series Power Supplies

PRESS RELEASE

ASUS ROG today launched the ROG Thor 1200W Platinum and ROG Thor 850W Platinum power supply units, welcoming a new product category to the ROG family. The ROG Thor series is designed for enthusiasts who need a high-end PSU with advanced cooling, premium components, and customisable lightning.

What We Know About the Intel Core i9-9900K

NEWS

Today we take a look at the specs, price, performance, and everything else we know so far about an upcoming processor. Intel has taken the opportunity to stick the Core i9 Name onto one of its fastest chips yet again – say hello to the Core i9-9900K.

rAge Expo, NAG LAN 2018

NEWS

With just 3 weeks to go, it’s almost that time of the year again, Yesyou have read correctly, rAge 2018. rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition.

rAge has lots to offer, if you are young, old, geek, or a gamer, rAge 2018 is definitely for you, offering the latest Tech, Games, and e-Sports, with a LAN area, Expo and a Flea market, it’s a Gaming weekend you can not afford to miss out on, rAge opens it’s doors on Friday 05 October 10:00AM till 07 October 3PM.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

GAMING

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It continues the narrative from the 2013 game Tomb Raider and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, and is the twelfth mainline entry in the Tomb Raider series. Tomb Raider released today, 14 September 2018, on PC, XBOX and PS4.

How Ray Tracing Works

TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED

Ray tracing is a rendering technique for more life-like lighting effects in a 3D scene. As the name suggests, each ray of light has its path traced from the camera to objects on screen and then to light sources. Traditionally, games use rasterization for calculating the lighting effects, where the image being displayed on screen is flattened into a 2D plane and the brightness of each pixel is calculated according to the amount of light hitting it. With ray tracing, there is a lot more involved such as reflections, refractions, chromatic aberrations, light scattering and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Preorders Delayed

NEWS

And you’ll never guess why. In the midst of the new iPhone in the news these days, it seems like people can’t keep their hands off the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

As Samsung sped up the release of the Note 9 to counter the dismal sales of their S9 and S9+ models, the Note 9 dropped in as the main competitor to Apple’s iPhone XS Max. Contrary to what people might have predicted (I know I wasn’t a strong advocate for these phones), it seems like Samsung can’t keep up with production of their latest flagship, specifically of the 512GB model.

Dying Light Battle Royale-Style Mode, Bad Blood, OUT NOW

GAMING

Bad Blood, Dying Light Battle Royale – Style Mode is now available on PC, Early Access, Steam. So it’s a Standalone brutal royale Style Game Mode from developer Techland. Players will be able to jump into the Early Access version of Bad Blood by purchasing the $20 Founder’s Pack, on Steam it’s currently listed at R170.00

FIFA 19 Demo Out Today

GAMING

EA Sports FIFA 19 Demo is set to release later today on PC, XBOX and PS4, Nintendo Switch. “Powered by Frostbite, EA SPORTS FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment. There are new and unrivaled ways to play, including a dramatic finale to the story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Champions, a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team, and more. Champions Rise in FIFA 19.”

EVGA Promotion: RTX 20-Series Trim Kit Promo

PRESS RELEASE

The EVGA Trim Kit Promotion offers you a great way to customize your new EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or 2080 graphics card. Although each eligible card ships with one Trim color, you can now have a chance to pick another. EVGA Trim Kits are easy to install and covered by warranty.

Forza Horizon 4 Demo is Now Available for Windows 10 and Xbox One

GAMING

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 4 is launching soon, and in the interim comes a playable demo for both PC and Xbox One. With more than 450 cars to choose from to race around a massive open-world environment is set in historic Britain, dynamic weather, up to 72-player multiplayer and more, Forza Horizon 4 promises to be one of the biggest racing games of the year.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Open Beta

GAMING

Good news, there is a early access Open Beta for Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 from 10:00 AM PST September 14th. Some of you might have gotten an e-mail with a Early access to COD:BO4 Blackout Beta Key Code, Early Access period of the Blackout Beta runs from 10:00 AM PST September 14th.

Windows 10 really wants you to use Edge

NEWS

For most of us, the phrase “Windows 10” brings some sort of image to mind.  For most, that image is some sort of update.  Be it massive, untimely or impossible to stop, the general consensus is that these updates, well, suck.  The latest one is no different.

Battlefield 1 on Sale for R 74.99 at the Origin Store

GAMING

For those who are interested in the free Battlefield 1 Premium Pass we spoke about yesterday but don’t yet have the base game, Battlefield 1 is currently available on the Origin store for the discounted price of R 74.99.

New NVIDIA Data Center Inference Platform to Fuel Next Wave of AI-Powered Services

PRESS RELEASE

Fueling the growth of AI services worldwide, NVIDIA today launched an AI data center platform that delivers the industry’s most advanced inference acceleration for voice, video, image and recommendation services. The NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Inference Platform features NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs based on the company’s breakthrough NVIDIA Turing architecture and a comprehensive set of new inference software.

Apple introduces iPhone XR

PRESS RELEASE

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced iPhone XR, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design with the most advanced LCD in a smartphone featuring a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and six beautiful finishes. iPhone XR brings the powerful A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the TrueDepth camera system, Face ID and an advanced camera system that creates dramatic portraits using a single camera lens. iPhone XR will be available to pre-order beginning Friday, October 19 and in stores beginning Friday, October 26.

Apple Unveils New Phone Lineup Including 6.5″ iPhone Xs Max

NEWS

Apple’s “Gather Round” event was the venue for the introduction of three new iPhones – the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and the iPhone Xs Max. Starting prices for the 64GB models of each are $749, $999 and a staggering $1,099 respectively. The Xs versions will be available for pre-order from 14 September, with availability following shortly thereafter starting on 21 September. South African availability will lag slightly behind with the phones launching here on 28 September.

Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4 Premium Pass Available for Free

GAMING

Are you a player of Battlefield 4 or Battlefield 1, but never got around to purchasing the Premium Pass? Electronic Arts and DICE are running a time-limited promotion where you can get the Premium Pass at absolutely no cost until 18th September 2018.

While the Premium Passes require the base game to play, it isn’t required that you have either at the moment in order to make use of this offer. You can add either (or both) to your account and they’re yours to keep forever, meaning that should you ever purchase the base games in the future you’ll have access to the DLC from the get-go.