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  1. cageymaru

    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.
  2. cageymaru

    Borderlands VR PC Port [Rumor]

    Well known Twitter user Wario64 says he saw a listing for Borderlands VR.
  3. cageymaru

    Intel Internal Document Details How It Will Counter the AMD Threat

    Reddit user u/scv_good_to_go has released an internal Intel employee document from the company's Circuit News portal. Intel details how AMD recovered, became streamlined to focus on its core business, why the Intel ecosystem is still better, the future of the core wars, and much more...
  4. cageymaru

    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...
  5. cageymaru

    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.
  6. cageymaru

    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...
  7. cageymaru

    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
  8. cageymaru

    HyperX Cloud Flight - Wireless Gaming Headset $85

    Amazon has the HyperX Cloud Flight - Wireless Gaming Headset for $115 if you're a Prime member. According to Reddit, use code 30SHROUD for an additional $30 off to lower the cost to $85.
  9. cageymaru

    Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition Is a Stylus for Your Virtual World

    The Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition is a Stylus that designers, modelers, artists and more can use in VR. Since it uses a physical pen shape, users will instantly become familiar with using it. Here are some of the videos that Logitech released demonstrating the stylus in use. It works with the...
  10. cageymaru

    Largest Chinese Chip Maker SMIC Announces Withdrawal from NYSE

    China's largest chip maker SMIC has announced that it is delisting from the New York Stock Exchange after June 13, 2019. A spokesperson for SMIC told CNBC the move isn't related to the ongoing trade war. Some reports say sanctions are expected for "as many as five Chinese video surveillance...
  11. cageymaru

    Google Suspends Transfers of Technology with Huawei

    Reuters is reporting that Google has suspended transfers of technology with Huawei after the U.S. blacklisted the Chinese manufacturer of electronics. This includes Android and hardware products according to the article. Huawei will still have access to open source licenses.
  12. cageymaru

    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB 3000MHz C15- $84.99 Best Buy

    Saw this deal here on Reddit. The Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB 3000 MHz C15 LED Desktop Memory, Black is $104.99 from Best Buy on Google Express. By using the code "Maysave19" users can save 20% or up to $20 off their first order. This lowers the price of the ram to $84.99.
  13. cageymaru

    Microsoft Will Ship a Linux Kernel with Windows

    Microsoft has announced that it will be shipping a Linux kernel with Windows. The Windows Subsystem for Linux: WSL 2 will bring full support for Docker and other Linux features to Windows. This will be the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows and it is based on the 4.19 version of...
  14. cageymaru

    TSMC Announces 6-nanometer Process

    TSMC has announced its new 6nm process node that delivers 18% higher logic density over the N7 process while maintaining design rules from TSMC's proven N7 technology. This allows customers to fully migrate over to the new node with a fast design cycle time while reusing the N7 design...
  15. cageymaru

    Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Fold to YouTube Influencers

    Samsung has sampled select influential YouTube creators with the nearly $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold to unbox and showoff on their channels.
  16. cageymaru

    Samsung Announces 5nm EUV Development Milestone

    Samsung has announced that its 5nm FinFet process technology is complete in its development and is ready for customer sampling. Compared to 7nm, Samsung’s 5nm FinFET process technology provides up to a 25% increase in logic area efficiency with 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher...
  17. Pieter3dnow

    Federal Circuit Overrules PTAB Again in ATI Technologies ULC v. Iancu

    https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/04/11/federal-circuit-overrules-ptab-ati-technologies-ulc-v-iancu/id=108182/ This Story is about how patents regarding unified shaders that were claimed by LG are now again owned by AMD.
  18. cageymaru

    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...
  19. cageymaru

    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...
  20. cageymaru

    Oculus Rift S Dumps IPD Adjustment in Favor of Marketing

    Palmer Luckey has released a new blog post entitled "I can’t use Rift S, and neither can you." where he discusses Facebook's decision to save money in the design of the Oculus Rift S by getting rid of the interpupillary adjustment feature. IPD (interpupillary distance, the distance between your...
  21. cageymaru

    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    Micron has revealed plans to cut production of its DRAM and NAND flash products by 5% to combat its average selling price (ASP) falling by 20% in the quarter ended February 28, 2019. Oversupply in both sectors led to the sharp fall in pricing and was "worse-than-expected DRAM and NAND pricing."...
  22. cageymaru

    Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display

    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back and forth, spin around a user's head, or spin...
  23. cageymaru

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Is Coming Q1 2020

    Paradox Interactive has announced Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is coming Q1 2020 onto consoles and PC. NVIDIA is the official graphics partner for the sequel to the cult classic and features such as real-time ray tracing and DLSS will be integrated into the game. The creative mind...
  24. cageymaru

    Steam Is Getting a Redesigned Library and New Events Features

    At GDC today, Valve announced a new UI for the Steam Library. The new Steam Library has larger game icons and more categorization for your games. PC Gamer says the library reminds them of Plex or the Apple TV. The Steam Friend's List is integrated into the Library view on the right side. They...
  25. cageymaru

    Microsoft Announces Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac

    Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac brings the same robust protection from Windows Defender to the Mac platform. Microsoft has created a "cross-platform next-generation protection and endpoint detection and response coverage" heterogeneous solution that will help Microsoft reach its goal of securing...
  26. cageymaru

    Facebook Employees Had Access to Millions of User Passwords Stored in Plain Text

    In a new blog post entitled "Keeping Passwords Secure" Facebook VP Engineering, Security and Privacy Pedro Canahuati explains how the social media giant accidentally stored Facebook user's passwords on internal data storage systems in plain text. Pedro explains how "these passwords were never...
  27. cageymaru

    Epic Games Presents the "Chaos" Physics and Destruction System Demo

    Epic Games has released footage of its new "Chaos" high-performance physics and destruction system real-time tech demo. The demo highlights some of the new destruction effects that are coming to Unreal Engine 4.23. This particular demo is set within the Robo Recall world and features a chase...
  28. cageymaru

    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...
  29. cageymaru

    Epic Games Announces More Exclusives and Features

    At its "State of Unreal" session at GDC 2019, Epic Games announced multiple new games coming to the Epic Games store. Some of the new exclusives include The Outer Worlds, Control, Industries of Titan, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain and many more titles. Humble Bundle has...
  30. cageymaru

    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    Toyota and Suzuki have announced a partnership to produce electrified vehicles for the world's markets. The two companies had been considering the terms of a collaboration involving electrified cars since 2017. Toyota brings its Toyota Hybrid System (THS), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)...
  31. cageymaru

    Linux Gaming Across 9 Distros [Review in Progress]

    Jason Evangelho of Forbes has started a Linux series where he reviews various Linux distributions (distros) for ease of use and performance in regards to Linux gaming. Jason's series isn't about just running benchmarks as he asks questions that everyday users would need to find out. Where am I...
  32. cageymaru

    HP Announces HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset: Professional Edition

    HP has announced its latest virtual reality headset which is based on Window Mixed Reality (WMR.) The HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset -- Professional Edition features a 2160 x 2160 panel per eye and 114-degree field of view. It has full Steam VR support and WMR's inside out tracking. The HP...
  33. cageymaru

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider Receives RTX Treatment in Latest Patch

    The latest patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider has enabled support for real time ray tracing and NVIDIA's DLSS. To enable the features, gamers will need Window 10 update 1809 or higher, NVIDIA RTX 20- series GPU, and NVIDIA's latest drivers 419.35 and up. Nixxes announced the creation of a Beta...
  34. cageymaru

    Google Partners with AMD for Google Stadia Game Streaming Service

    Google has selected AMD as its partner for the Google Stadia game streaming service. Google will use high-performance, custom AMD Radeon datacenter GPUs for its Vulkan and Linux-based Google Stadia. AMD noted how its commitment to open-source AMD Linux drivers would allow Google and its...
  35. cageymaru

    Google GDC 2019 Gaming Announcement

    Here is the Google GDC gaming announcement. Gather around as we unveil Google's vision for the future of gaming at #GDC19.
  36. cageymaru

    Real-Time Ray Tracing Support Comes to GeForce GTX GPUs and Game Engines

    NVIDIA has announced that real-time ray tracing support is coming to GeForce GTX GPUs. This driver is scheduled to launch in April. GeForce GTX GPUs will execute ray traced effects on shader cores and support is extended to both Microsoft DXR and Vulkan APIs. NVIDIA reminds consumers that its...
  37. cageymaru

    Microsoft Announces Variable Rate Shading Support for DX12

    Variable Rate Shading (VRS) is a powerful new API that gives the developers the ability to use GPUs more intelligently. Shaders are used to calculate the color of each pixel in a screen. Shading rate refers to the resolution at which these shaders are called (which is different from the overall...
  38. cageymaru

    Valve Offers Developers Access to Its Network via Steamworks

    Valve has updated the Steamworks SDK with new networking APIs. These APIs give Steam partners access to Valve's network, grants them protection from denial-of-service attacks, 100% reliable NAT traversal, and improved connectivity. Also included are tools for instantly estimating the ping...
  39. cageymaru

    Crytek Demos Real-Time Ray Traced Reflections Running on an AMD Vega 56

    Crytek has released a new video demonstrating the results of a CRYENGINE research and development project called Neon Noir. Neon Noir is based on an advanced version of CRYENGINE's Total Illumination showcasing real-time ray tracing. The demo shown below is running on an AMD Vega 56 and...
  40. cageymaru

    Win Some, Lose Some in Qualcomm vs Apple Saga

    A jury in federal court in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in a patent infringement case against Apple. Qualcomm requested damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone. The three patents that Apple allegedly violated were related to battery life in mobile phones. In another case, a U.S. federal...
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