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    Steam Controller 2

    Some information on it. 4 pressure sensitive buttons on the back and levers.
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    AMD Allegedly Has a Patent for Its Ray Tracing Solution

    Patent is found here. I would skip to page 22 after reading the opening statement.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review

    El Chapuzas Informatico has released its review of the AMD Ryzen 3600. Seems that they used a X470 board with the processor. Remember this is a rumor until the 7th when reviews come out. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 might seem to only mean a revision of frequencies on the Ryzen 5 2600 , but with an...
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    Intel Notifies Partners of Upcoming Price Cuts

    Digitimes is reporting that Intel has notified its downstream PC and motherboard partners that price cuts of 10 - 15% are coming for its 8th and 9th generation desktop processors.
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    Gigabyte Enables PCIe Gen 4 in New F40 Bios for X370 K7

    Gigabyte has released its new F40 bios for the X370 K7 that enables PCIe Gen 4.0. Other boards should receive similar support soon. It is very important that you follow the instructions for upgrading the bios. I did this with a USB stick and directly within the bios. First you need to...
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    Gigabyte X570 Motherboard Manuals

    Looks like Gigabyte has released some of the manuals for the upcoming x570 series motherboards. X570 AORUS ELITE X570 AORUS PRO WIFI X570 AORUS XTREME X570 AORUS MASTER
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    Micro LED Revolution Begins in 2019 as Manufacturers Tackle Mass Transfer

    According to Digitimes, the only thing holding back the commercialization of micro LED displays is the technology needed for mass transfer. "When describing a chemical or physical mechanism, mass transfer is a type of transporting phenomenon which signifies that a large number of points...
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    HyperX Quadcast Microphone Reviewed

    Hardware Canucks has reviewed the HyperX Quadcast and calls it super natural and clean. Watch the video below! The HyperX Quadcast is one of the most anticipated USB streaming microphones announced in the last year. At $140 it isn't cheap but as you'll hear in this review the sound quality...
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    Audeze Mobius Review

    Hardware Canucks has reviewed the $400 Audeze Mobius premium 3D gaming headset. The reviewer loved the 3D mode for movies, but didn't see the point in it for gaming. He also noted the decreased sound quality in 3D mode. The 3D tracking would lose the headphone's position and was entirely too...
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    Sound BlasterX G6 Reviewed

    Audio Science Review has tested the Sound BlasterX G6 and found it to be surprisingly good for a budget device in a feature-filled package. During DAC testing it was discovered that the device's SINAD would rocket up to 112 dB if the level was dialed down by 2 dBFS (digitally.) Linearity was...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.3

    The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.3 driver has been released and it adds support for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Generation Zero. Fixed issues include: Rainbow Six Siege may experience intermittent corruption or flickering on some game textures during gameplay. DOTA 2 VR may...
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    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    Atari has announced that the upcoming Atari VCS will now be powered by a 14nm AMD processor featuring high-performance Radeon Vega graphics architecture and two "Zen" CPU cores. The hardware team at Atari has replaced the AMD "Bristol Ridge" processor with the new AMD Ryzen APU. The new AMD...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 Supports DX12 on Windows 7

    The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 driver has been released and it is optimized for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. AMD Radeon VII owners should see a 4% performance uplift in Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm when...
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    Alphacool Announces Eisblock GPX-A Plexi Light Cooler for AMD Radeon VII

    Alphacool has announced the release of its Eisblock GPX Plexi Light cooler for the AMD Radeon VII. The cooling block is made of solid copper and is completely nickel-plated. The clear Plexiglas allows owners to view the mesmerizing water flow. The water flow actively cools not only the GPU, but...
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    Western Digital Launches Budget WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD

    Western Digital has announced its new WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD product line that features budget friendly offerings. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the U.S. is $54.99 USD for 250GB (model number: WDS250G1B0C) and $77.99 USD for 500GB (model number: WDS500G1B0C). The drives...
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    Gigabyte Factory Tour Shows Motherboard Manufacturing from Start-To-Finish

    Gamers Nexus recently took a tour of the Gigabyte factory located on Nanping Road in Taiwan. At this location, Gigabyte manufacturers both video cards and motherboards. Although most of the SMT factory is automated, some of the components and wires must be installed by hand. It takes 40 - 50...
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    Ubisoft Releases Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Launch Trailers

    Ubisoft has released the latest trailers for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and the first video showcases many of the AMD optimizations in the game. From high resolution shadows to real-time reflections, the game is shaping up to be a graphical masterpiece. The second trailer showcases the...
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    Intel Teases Its New Intel Graphics UI

    Intel has released a teaser video that shows off the new Intel Graphics UI with an announcement of "Coming this month." #JoinTheOdyssey The new control panel for Intel Graphics is coming. Get a taste of what that means for the future of visual computing. The Odyssey awaits.
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    MSI Releases AMD X470 and B450 Bios Updates for AMD Raven Ridge Processors

    MSI has announced new bios updates for its AMD X470 and B450 motherboards that support the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge processors. These models include the AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs. The updated BIOS version is prepared to support the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs...
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    ScaleMP and AMD Announce Collaboration for Scale-Up EPYC Servers

    ScaleMP is a leading provider of virtualization solutions such as vSMP Foundation 9.0 for high-end computing. ScaleMP has announced that it is working together with AMD to enable AMD server OEM manufacturers to create systems with 4, 8, and up to 128 processor sockets, up to 8,192 CPUs and 256...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.1 Driver

    The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.1 driver has been released and it adds support for Devil May Cry 5. Vega 64 owners should see up to a 4% average performance uplift in Devil May Cry 5 at the 4K Ultra preset with the new driver. Fixed issues include: Radeon WattMan settings...
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    NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver Version 419.35 WHQL

    NVIDIA has released the GeForce Game Ready Driver 419.35 - WHQL and it provides the optimal gaming experience for Apex Legends, Devil May Cry 5, and Tom Clancy's The Division II. The driver also adds support for three new G-SYNC compatible monitors. The 3D Vision profile for Total War: Three...
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    AMD Showcases Ryzen V1000 and EPYC 3000 at Embedded World 2019

    At Embedded World 2019, AMD unveiled its expanded partner embedded product lines based on its AMD Ryzen V1000 and EPYC 3000 platforms. Embedded GPUs and the SMACH Z handheld gaming console that can be upgraded like a desktop PC were highlights of the event. Advantech announced a partnership...
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    Intel CEO Bob Swan Discusses the PC Market and More

    Intel CEO Bob Swan was interviewed by CNBC's Jon Fortt at the Mobile Trade Congress where he discussed topics such as the PC market, 5G, FPGAs, and more. While Intel won't have 5G chips for modems available right away, we should expect to see them the second half of this year. These are slated...
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    High Inventory Levels of PC DRAM Cause Contract Prices to Drop

    The PC DRAM market is experiencing high inventory levels and this oversupply is expected to cause notable price declines in the 1H19. Market demand remains weak due to the off-season and the substantial amount of inventory that has carried over from the previous quarter. Contract prices of DRAM...
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    NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 418.99 Has Been Released

    The NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 418.99 has been released and it addresses the following issue: Windows 7x64/8.1x64: Fixes random application crash or TDR introduced in previous GeForce display driver 418.81. The official NVIDIA forum post discussing the driver is here. The GeForce...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler $164.99

    Amazon has the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX for $165.00. https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07B41WS48 NewEgg has the AMD RYZEN 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor for...
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    Hardware Unboxed Calls NVIDIA DLSS "The Biggest RTX Fail of Them All"

    Hardware Unboxed has released its newest video where they dissect the image quality of Battlefield V with the new NVIDIA technology called Deep Learning Super Sample (DLSS) enabled. They not only compare the DLSS image quality to the native 4K image; Tim takes it a step further and compares the...
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    NVIDIA Releases Its Financial Results for Q4 and Fiscal 2019

    NVIDIA's announcement of better-than-expected earnings for Q4 2019 caused the stock to rise 8% in after hours trading. NVIDIA reported Q4 2019 revenue of $2.21 billion, down 24% from $2.91 billion a year earlier, and down 31% from $3.18 billion in the previous quarter. Analysts expected $2.20...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2 Driver Has Been Released

    The latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2 driver has been released and it adds support for the AMD Radeon VII, Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, and Crackdown 3. AMD Radeon RX 590 owners should experience a 5% performance uplift in...
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    AMD Link Performance Monitoring App

    AMD has released new videos that show how to use the updated AMD Link app to monitor system performance. It now accepts voice commands such as "Hey Radeon" and "Show my FPS." Utilization is shown on-screen for metrics such as CPU, RAM, GPU, GPU VRAM usage and more. Data shown is fully...
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    Intel Demos 112G PAM-4 Transceiver Utilizing Its 10nm FinFet Process

    Intel has released video of an I/O test demo showcasing its advanced 10nm FinFet process powering the Intel 112G PAM-4 transceiver. The 112 Gbps serial transceiver links will support the demanding bandwidth requirements of future data center, enterprise, and networking environments. The new 112G...
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    TSMC Begins Volume Production of Enhanced 7 nm EUV Process Node in March

    According to a report from DigiTimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of its new 7 nm EUV node in March. TSMC has reserved 18 of the 30 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) systems from Dutch lithography equipment manufacturer ASML. TSMC is on track to being...
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    AMD Releases BIOS for Radeon VII with UEFI GOP

    AMD has announced the release of a BIOS for the Radeon VII with UEFI GOP included for their AIB partners. AMD will also make a one click installable BIOS available to end users via AMD.com. AMD doesn't expect gaming performance differences between the non UEFI BIOS and the UEFI GOP included...
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    The 16GB of HBM2 on the Radeon VII Is Needed for Real World 4K Video Production

    Digital Foundry's Richard Leadbetter brought to light an important real-world use case for the 16GB of HBM2 on the AMD Radeon VII. 4K video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro needs lots of GPU memory to export video when mixing several 4K streams and using taxing transitions. He said that Digital...
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    Buildzoid Analyzes the PCB and VRM Layout of the AMD Radeon VII

    Buildzoid from Actually Hardcore Overclocking on YouTube has performed an in-depth analysis of the PCB and VRM layout of the AMD Radeon VII. Watch him discuss the efficiency and cost of the various exotic components that are found in the design of the AMD Radeon VII. You can view our unboxing...
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    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    MSI has officially released the product page for its upcoming 7 nm AMD Radeon VII 16G card. The MSI version of the Radeon VII will feature a boost clock of 1750MHz, base clock of 1400MHz, and 2.0 Gbps memory speed. As with all Radeon VII cards, 16GB of HBM2 memory will be available for gamers...
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    Here Is 7 Minutes of Dark Zone Gameplay from The Division 2

    AMD has released new video footage of Dark Zone gameplay from The Division 2. The system running the game consists of an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor and an AMD Radeon Vega 64 graphics card. The Division 2 releases on March 15, 2019, but gamers can sign up here for a chance to receive a Private...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 Driver Has Been Released

    The latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 driver has been released and it provides support for APEX Legends, The Division 2 Private Beta, and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 users should see a 5% performance uplift in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey over the...
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    NVIDIA DLSS Boosts Performance by up to 50% in the Port Royal Benchmark

    NVIDIA has released a new video that demonstrates the power of its DLSS technology. In the Port Royal benchmark, NVIDIA DLSS boosts performance by up top 50%. While both images are ray traced in the demo, the DLSS image is clearly brighter, clearer and sharper. Deep learning makes this possible...
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