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  • NVIDIA Gamescom News - Ray Tracing for ALL!

    Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | By: Dennis

    There is some great news coming out of Gamescom including a new list of game titles that will support NVIDIA RTX.

    New Wave of Blockbuster Games Showcase Ray Tracing at Gamescom

    In the year since NVIDIA made it possible to achieve real-time ray tracing in games, this revolutionary technology has been embraced across the industry,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “Looking at the number of games, the big-name franchises and the breathtaking visuals at our Gamescom 2019 event, it’s clear that ray tracing has arrived and is truly the way forward for game development

    The Ray Tracing build up has been a pretty slow burn but when you get to the juicy center things tend to explode.  Of the games that are getting Ray Tracing I'm actually excited about these two.

    - Dying Light 2 Gets Ray Tracing!
    - Minecraft Gets Ray Tracing!

    I have over 300 hours in Dying Light and am really looking forward to the second installment.  As for Minecraft, have you seen the screenshots??

    To be honest, this looks similar to what they did with Quake 2 but I'm not going to judge, too much at least. happy smile

  • TUNAI CREATIVE announces the launch of its innovative TUNAI Button

    Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | By: Dennis

    TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, AUGUST 12th, 2019 - TUNAI CREATIVE has again reiterated their goal of providing their customers across the globe with amazing technology-driven solutions to easy their daily lives with the introduction of the TUNAI Button. The device is a compact, portable media control that uses the Bluetooth 5.0 technology to help users get more from their smart mobile devices on-the-go.

    The TUNAI Button features Bluetooth 5.0 with a 30-foot range and buttons for answering and rejecting calls and controlling media playback. It can be used to answer calls, access voice assistants, listen to media, control shutter, take selfies, set reminders, schedule alarms, and more. Users can get the most out of their smartphones on-the-go without taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel. The Button is made of IPX5 grade material which can take some light rain or a splash when biking - making it a perfect companion for your commute.
    The versatile and easy to use remote control is compatible with iPhone and most of the Android smartphones, allowing users to control their phone safely and easily from anywhere, including steering wheel, bike handlebar, and sofa. The gadget is also ideal for taking selfies and video recordings with the remote shutter button with easy pairing via Bluetooth and a long-lasting easily replace the battery.

    The button’s magnetic base with 3 sizes of rubber strap also offers a fast and easy installation. It can also be easily removed, moved, and adjusted, leaving no mess on the surface.

    TUNAI Button has quickly become one of the most sought-after products in its category on Amazon with accolades from different quarters. “I have it mounted on my bike. Used a few zip ties to keep it in place. It was hard to get my phone to do what I wanted with riding gloves on this makes it so easy.” said MIC, Amazon customer. “It's very handy for music looks great with my Google play music and Spotify equals many other entertainment sources. I would definitely suggest this or anybody that is looking for a good Bluetooth media remote.” said Roy, Amazon customer.

    For anyone who has been looking for a sleek and streamlined way to control the most vital features of their smartphones and mobile devices without holding their devices, the TUNAI Button offers an exceptional option. More information can be found at TUNAI CREATIVE is also available across several social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

  • Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass ARGB Edition Full-Tower Chassis

    Published: Monday, August 19, 2019 | By: Dennis

    Spectacular Views from Every Direction

    Taipei, Taiwan-August 16th, 2019-Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling, Gaming Gear, and Enthusiast Memory solutions, is thrilled to announce the new member of the View 71 TG Series – the View 71 Tempered Glass ARGB Edition. Designed to expand the legacy of the View Series lineup, the View 71 Tempered Glass ARGB Edition Full-Tower chassis features three 140mm 5V ARGB fans for outstanding ventilation that can sync with motherboard brands including ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE, and ASRock.

    The seven drive trays and modular drive racks deliver advanced storage capacity and excellent liquid cooling expansion. This elegant chassis utilizes swing-out side panels, and is enclosed in four-side 5mm tempered glass panels for users to demonstrate their DIY handwork and showcase their internal components. With support for the latest PC hardware, the View 71 TG ARGB Edition is not only fascinating in appearance but comes with endless possibilities for PC lovers.

  • PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil @ TechPowerUp

    Published: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | By: Dennis

    The Powercolor Devil cards will never fall out of style.  Sure they are extremely rare with only a handful making it to consumers and might even be fast.  Thing is because they are in the same family as the Devil 13 they must be good.


    TechPowerUp has a review posted of the new Devil.

    The PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil is overclocked out of the box and uses a massive triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that delivers outstanding noise levels. It's actually the quietest Radeon card we ever tested, and quieter than all NVIDIA RTX cards, except for just one custom-design.

    Seems good.  Why not check it out?

  • Thermaltake Pacific CL360 Max D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit

    Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 | By: Dennis

    Premium Cooling Solutions Now Available

    Taipei, Taiwan-July 30th, 2019 Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling , Gaming Gear and Enthusiast Memory solutions, announces that the premium water cooling kit

    - Pacific CL360 Max D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit is now available on the market. The Pacific CL360 Max D5 Hard TubeWater Cooling Kit features a premium-quality combo kit which is ready to be controlled by the TT RGB PLUS software; it also supports the Razer Chroma and Amazon Alexa Voice Service. The Pacific CL360 Max D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit includes the Riing Duo 12 RGB Radiator Fans, a Pacific W5 RGB CPU Water Block, Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Pump/Reservoir Combo, Pacific CL360 Plus RGB Radiator, a bottle of T1000 Coolant Pure Clear, eight C-Pro G14 PETG 16mm OD Compressions, eight V-Tubler PETG Tubes and other accessories. Every component in the Pacific CL360 Max D5 Water Cooling Kit iscarefully selected by the Thermaltake PC DIY experts. The kit takes away the hassle of researching and selecting the many complex cooling components, and provides an easy cooling solution for beginners stepping into the PC DIY liquid cooling field. The Pacific CL360 Max D5 Water Cooling Kit is the one stop for enthusiast’s looking to build a powerful and high-tech liquid cooling system!

  • G.SKILL Releases Optimized DDR4-3800 CL14 Memory Kit for AMD Ryzen 3000 & X570 Platform

    Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | By: Dennis

    Taipei, Taiwan (31 July 2019) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is releasing a highly optimized, extremely low latency Trident Z Neo series DDR4-3800MHz CL14 RGB memory kit in 16GB (8GBx2) and 32GB (8GBx4) capacities for the AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPU and X570 chipset platform. Built with the powerful Samsung B-die component, this is the perfect DDR4 memory kit for those looking to push the limits of memory bandwidth on your new AMD Ryzen 3000 platform.

    Optimized for High Frequency & Low Latency
    At this point, it's well-known that memory performance with the new AMD Ryzen 3000 processor series is best when Infinity Fabric being tied to the memory clock at a 1:1 ratio. The G.SKILL R&D team is dedicated to push the performance boundaries even further and developed a high-frequency, low-latency memory kit at DDR4-3800 CL14-16-16-36 in capacity configurations of 8GBx2 and 8GBx4, reaching a superb memory bandwidth performance under the optimal 1:1 ratio.

    As seen in the screenshot below, this Trident Z Neo memory kit is running at DDR4-3800 CL14-16-16-36 in 8GBx2 capacity with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor and the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard, reaching a tested memory bandwidth of 58GB/s, 56GB/s, and 58GB/s for read, write, and copy, respectively.

    Complete Stability & Reliability
    Like any G.SKILL memory kit, the specifications must remain fully stable under a memory stress test, as shown in the screenshots below, showing the 32GB (8GBx4) memory kit operating on an ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII Formula motherboard with the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor and the 16GB (8GBx2) memory kit running on the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor.

  • GeIL launches the EVO X II and EVO X II ROG-certified DDR4 RGB Gaming Memory with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform support

    Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | By: Dennis

    Taipei, Taiwan - July 17th, 2019 – GeIL, Golden Emperor International Ltd. – one of the world's leading PC components & peripheral manufacturers released new additions to their EVO X and EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory today. The new EVO X II and EVO X II ROG-Certified inherit their previous generation, and provide an advanced modder-friendly “cableless RGB illumination design” for offering a fascinating RGB lighting effect without hassles of power cable management. Manufactured with outstanding components, the EVO X II dedicated to unlocking hidden overclocking ability and comprehensive compatibility across the latest 3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM and Intel platforms. GeIL EVO X II ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory perfectly supports ASUS AURA lighting control app, when paired with most ASUS ROG motherboards, an automatic performance boost will be enabled for a better overclocking experience.

    The EVO X DDR4 series is one of the first RGB DDR4 memory modules in the industry, and it brought the series tremendous praise from gamers and PC enthusiasts around the world. The new EVO X II and EVO X II ROG-certified equipped with “cableless RGB illumination design” offering RGB lighting without power cables or the need for advanced cable management. The EVO X II is available in a new stealth black and frost white design and features high-quality aluminum for better heat dissipation and extra stability.

    GeIL EVO X II ROG-certified RGB gaming memory continues the excellent reputation of the previous generation by offering synchronized RGB LED illumination with ASUS AURA RGB, GeIL EVO X II ROG-certified has been qualified to work with most ASUS ROG motherboards for maximizing both speed and compatibility. It perfectly supports the latest ASUS AURA RGB lighting control APP without any cables connected to the motherboard. Besides, it automatically synchronized with ASUS ROG graphics cards and other RGB UI compatible components.

    Backed by the limited lifetime warranty, the GeIL EVO X II is available in frequencies of 2400MHz and scales up to 4133MHz. For fully embrace with the latest 3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM platforms, GeIL is also releasing EVO X II AMD optimized edition. Most significantly, this AMD edition has been strictly verified across a large number of AMD X570 AM4 motherboards and 3rd Gen AMD RyzenTM processors to guarantee the best compatibility and better gaming experience for all AMD builders. 

  • Patriot launches P200 series SSD to maximize performance and cost-effectiveness

    Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | By: Dennis

    FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — July 17th, 2019 — PATRIOT®, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions, is proud to announce the launch of their P200 series 2.5” internal SATA III 6Gbps solid state drive (SSD) today. The P200 series comes equipped with best-quality NAND and components that have passed a strict quality control process. This process ensures more storage capacities, faster Read and Write speeds, and better reliability. The P200 series is available in capacities ranging up to 2TB meeting current market demands for more storage options. Featuring the latest SMI 2258XT series controller (256-1TB with 2258XT, 2TB with Maxio controller), Patriot’s P200 achieves speedy transfer speeds of up to 530MB/s Read, and 460MB/s Write, improving your system’s performance.

    With its low profile and compact design, P200’s 7mm thickness will fit into any system seamlessly while reserving extra space on the motherboard trays for better air circulation and cable management. The P200 series is a win-win solution for system builders planning to build a mini PC or tower-style gaming system.

    Patriot’s P200 series is not only a high-performance SSD with huge capacities, but it is also a smart device. Laptop users often use “standby mode” to avoid waiting for their laptop to reboot. This process saves time, but comes at the expense of the battery life. The P200 is designed to prevent battery loss in lower power states by reducing power entirely to the SATA interface when the drive is not in use. The P200 is equipped with a built-in temperature sensor to detect excessive heat to protect the drive from overheating.

    Enhance your computer’s performance, application, and gaming response time with Patriot’s P200 series SSD. Backed by the limited warranty, Patriot’s P200 series delivers one of the most reliable and price-to-performance SSD’s on the market.  Available now in capacities up to 2TB.

  • RTX 2080 Super Roundup - Suiper Cards from all around

    Published: Monday, July 29, 2019 | By: Dennis

    So, I haven't done a round up in a LONG time and it seems fitting that I roll one out for the new NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super.  I have to also disclose that finally getting an RTX card from NVIDIA didn't have anything do to with my newfound enthusaism. 

    Nope not one bit! happy smile

    The Super Reviews
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition @ TechPowerUp
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review: More Bang For The Buck
    NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Review @ Vortez
    ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 Super AMP Extreme @ TechPowerUp (ha ha there it is again)
    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp
    Nvidia Releases The Beast – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review @ Bjorn3d
    Nvidia RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition @ LanOC Reviews
    GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Palit @ Guru3D
    Funky Kit Review - ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme Graphics Card (They are from HK so they get a buy)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 2080S Dual EVO OC

  • Corsair NightSword RGB gaming mouse @ Guru3D

    Published: Monday, July 29, 2019 | By: Dennis

    I am speechless

    In this article, we review the Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB Gaming mouse. It’s a mouse from the higher end of the market; higher than, for example, the recently reviewed M55 RGB Pro. This time, it’s not an ambidextrous layout, but rather a dedicated right-handed design.

    You know there was a motherboard from Foxconn called "Flaming Blade".  It seemed harmless enough and for the marketing person in Taiwan who came up with the name I'm sure it didn't seem like a big deal.

    Well, it was just weird same with NightSword, if the goal was to trigger folks into buying the mouse then bravo!

    Oh and YouTube loves it apparently.