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Save 58% on a Lifetime Subscription to Penzu Pro Digital Journal

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 3 hours, 33 mins ago

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Realtek has produced a new onboard LAN chip aimed at gamers

By: Chris Smith | More News: Networking | Posted: 7 hours ago

Said to be targeting motherboards to be placed in online gaming PC builds, Realtek is looking to win back some lost market share in the DIY motherboard scene - taken by Intel and Killer over the past few years. The new Realtek Dragon is said to offer lower latencies for those wanting to play games online.

 

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This chip features the new Realtek RTL8118AS, showcasing gigabit Ethernet speeds. Said to offer better performance for small packet traffic and lower power consumption than competitors, Realtek has released a fancy new logo for this model as seen above - asking motherboard manufacturers to print it onto the PCB.

 

Set for debut in LGA1151 motherboards through the help of ECS, there has been no other mentioned manufacturers taking this new Realtek design on board just yet.

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Meet the low-profile GELID Polar 1U air cooler for Intel LGA115x

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 8 hours, 27 mins ago

Air cooling is certainly still a thing, even though the plethora of mods seen in the current market sometimes make us think it is not. One of the latest releases is Polar's 1U low-profile CPU cooler, designed for Intel LGA115x processors.

 

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As part of its SILENT product line, this cooler is designed with HTPC, Panel PC, Car PC and 1U server applications in mind - all thanks to its 27mm tall heat sink. Claiming an improved heat sink fin design, this product weighs in at a tiny 127g.

 

Including a frameless 75mm spinner complete with GELID PWM controls, also on offer is pre-installed GC-2 thermal compound and a design suited for Intel Celeron, Pentium Dual-Core, Core i3 and Core i5 chips - expect a TDP of 65W to be your maximum.

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Storage is no sweat for the Transcend StoreJet 8TB USB 3.0 drive

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 10 hours, 1 min ago

Offering transfer speeds if up to 200 MB/s, Transcend's new 35T3 8TB USB 3.0 external HDD sets out to solve all of your portable storage needs. Housing more data than many home NAS setups, this 3.5" external hard drive boasts the ability to transfer a 4.7GB DVD movie in 24 seconds flat.

 

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Including "One Touch auto-backup" integration for instantaneous backup and synchronization of your personal data, also on offer is Transcend's data management software which also assists in backup processes and securing private information.

 

If 8TB isn't what you're after, the 35T3 can also be found in 3TB and 4TB models, with this whole range being coupled with a three-year limited manufacturer warranty.

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XIGMATEK pushes its a bright red power supply to market, the S550

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 11 hours, 33 mins ago

It's not often you see a power supply as brightly colored as this and that isn't always a bad thing. For those looking at a bright color-schemed build, XIGMATEK has offered up its 550W 80 Plus Silver power supply to the market.

 

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Featuring a single +12V rail, Core C6/C7 states support, a modular design and cooling through the utilization of a 135mm LED fan, this power supply is designed with single video card consumer systems in mind.

 

The XIGMATEK Vector S550 offers connections including a 24-pin ATX plug, an 8+8 pin EPS, two 6+2 pin PCIe plugs, six SATA power options, three Molex and one Berg plug.

Ubisoft learns from Watch Dogs, shows games on 'target machines' at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 28 mins ago

After the mess that was Watch Dogs, where Ubisoft was caught gimping the graphics of the PC version of the game and showing off footage from the game that was clearly not captured on consoles at the time, it changed its policies for E3 2015.

 

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The studio has reassessed how it shows off pre-release games, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot telling The Guardian: "With E3 2015 we said, OK, let's make sure the games are playable, that they're running on the target machines. When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it's playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That's what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience - if it can't be played on the target machine, it can be a risk".

 

Guillemot in a way blames the undefined early hardware of next-gen consoles (at the time) for the problems of Watch Dogs, where he added: "It's a real challenge to create those types of games. When they come out, especially the first iterations, they are not perfect on everything. We think we launched a good quality game for a first step in a new brand with a new technology. It's just so complex - seamless multiplayer, connectivity with mobile and tablets, so many things - it was maybe a bit too much for a first iteration".

 

But as VideoGamer.com said, if all of the demos at E3 2015 were running on target hardware, we should not expect the likes of The Division, For Honor, Rainbow Six: Siege, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate or Ghost Recon: Wildlands to be watered down in any shape, way or form.

AMD financials continue to decline, even with the launch of Fury X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 13 hours, 22 mins ago

AMD has launched its new first flagship video card in nearly two years, the Radeon R9 Fury X, and even still it's looking down the barrel of yet another quarter of disappointing financial results.

 

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The chipmaker is expected to announce its Q2 results on July 16, with numbers that are said to be lower than even the worst estimates by analysts. AMD's Q2 sales have reportedly underperformed the worst estimates by analysts, and that investors are to expect revenue to be down 8% sequentially.

 

AMD's total revenue for Q1 was $1.03 billion, down 26.3% from the same period of 2014. If AMD's Q2 results are lower than this, in the $950 million mark, it would be a drop of around 34% from Q2 2014. Why? Well, according to AMD it's because of "weaker than expected consumer PC demand" but with AMD's dropping market share in the discrete GPU market, and NVIDIA securing a large chunk of it after it launched its GeForce GTX 980 late last year, I'd say it was the lack of any new products that saw sales slump, for AMD at least.

Sony rumored to unveil its new Xperia Z5 smartphone in September

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 14 hours, 25 mins ago

It looks like Sony is continuing to push on with its Xperia line of smartphones with the news of the Xperia Z5 to reportedly arrive in September, according to Technodify. The Xperia Z5 would arrive alongside the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Ultra and other variants that will roll into other markets.

 

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Sony is reportedly preparing the Z5 with some exciting new features and technology, with the heart and soul the Xperia Z5 being Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor. This means the Xperia Z5 will feature an 8-core processor with 3GHz per core, using the company's new Kyro cores, as we move away from the Krait cores used in previous Snapdragon chips.

 

Not only that, but the Xperia Z5 should feature a fingerprint scanner, 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera that uses Sony's own Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, and a huge 4500mAh battery. If the battery rumor is true, we could be in for one of the best Android smartphones ever released.

LG uses Advanced In-Cell Touch technology for next-gen laptop screens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 15 hours, 38 mins ago

It's not just storage technology and Intel processors making laptops thinner and thinner, but display technology. LG has just announced that its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screen technology will be getting an increase in size over its mobile counterparts, shifting over to laptops.

 

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LG's AIT technology is already found in smartphones like the LG G4, which substitutes a touch panel layer for a touch sensor, built into the LCD itself. This makes the display up to 25% thinner, and up to 35% lighter than a traditional laptop touchscreen. Not only that, but it will see less light reflection, which LG Display says that it'll make next-gen screens brighter, and clearer.

 

The South Korean giant plans to usher in multiple sizes, including stylus-compatible models, all in the near future.

GIGABYTE Z170 motherboards teased, with a super-hot new look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 17 hours, 27 mins ago

With the launch of Intel's new Skylake processors and chipsets right around the corner, GIGABYTE has begun teasing its new motherboards with a seriously slick new look. GIGABYTE will be kicking off its new Gaming G1 series based on the Z170 chipset, with boards like the one pictured below.

 

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GIGABYTE will include the GA-Z170X Gaming G1, GA-Z170X Gaming 7, GA-Z170X Gaming 5 and the GA-Z170X Gaming 3 motherboards all rocking the Z170 chipset. There will also be other motherboards such as the new GA-Z170X-UD5 TH and GA-Z170X-UD3, which will be joined by the new Z170 SOC Force that will be for the super enthusiasts and overclockers.

 

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The flagship motherboard featuring the Z170 chipset will be the new GA-Z170X Gaming G1, which will feature an E-ATX form factor and the usual arsenal of technologies, features and goodies for enthusiasts and overclockers to enjoy.

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