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Sharp announces 70-inch AQUOS 8K TV, pushing 7680 x 4320

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 11:57 am

For those of you that know my style of content, you'll know that I'm obsessed with high resolutions and refresh rate, as well as display technology in general.




This is the driving reason behind my personal purchase of the only 8K monitor on the market, Dell UP3218K - and now, Sharp have just announced their new AQUOS-branded 8K TV. Sharo has announced their next-gen AQUOS Series 8K TVs will be released in China, Japan, and Taiwan between October 2017 and February 2018. Europe will receive the 8K set in March 2018.


Sharp's next-gen 8K TV comes in at a huge 70 inches, but other than that all we know is that Sharp's new AQUOS Series 8K TV will have 4 x HDMI inputs. It will have an HDMI input dedicated to 8K content, while the other HDMI ports will accept 4K and 2K output with 8K upscaling.

Acer's unveil their Predator peripherals range

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 11:54 am

So you have the Acer Predator x35 and the Acer Predator Orion 9000, what are you missing? Peripherals. Acer have you covered, recently announcing the Predator Galea 500 gaming headset and the Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse that will enhance your gaming experience to a new level.




The Predator Galea 500 features Acer TrueHarmony™ 3D Soundscape technology, this recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player's head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction. The Galea 500 can delivers crystal-clear highs with resounding lows, thanks to a driver diaphragm made from bio-cellulose with rubber surround.


Users will have to option to select from three modes including EQ Music, Movie and Sport. Priced at $299.99 and targeted for a November release, the Predator Galea 500 will give you a clear advantage in your next game.

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Introducing Logitech's advanced CRAFT keyboard

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 10:23 am

Are you an individual who spends considerable time designing, creating and editing content? Do you want to use innovative peripherals that are have the capacity to edit your work down to the finest detail? You're in luck, Logitech have recently announced their new flagship keyboard, the Logitech CRAFT.




"Our new flagship Logitech CRAFT keyboard is for all creators who spend a lot of time designing and creating - who want to work with greater precision and feel connected to their work," said Art O'Gnimh, global head of keyboards at Logitech. "The creative input dial gives you instant access to the functions you need, the moment you need them, allowing you to increase your productivity by simply touching the dial. CRAFT puts you in your creative element - every time you sit at the desk."


Featuring the Crown, a touch-sensitive input dial, Logitech's CRAFT keyboard lets you adjust image brightness, contrast and saturation in Adobe Photoshop, or create and adjust charts in Microsoft Excel with just a touch, tap or turn. The Crown brings comfort, immediacy and convenience to your creative process and allows for increased two-handed interactions.

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Bungie teases private PvP matches in Destiny 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 5:52 am

Bungie is in overdrive right now handling the beta of Destiny 2, with Design Director Luke Smith talking about the game in a YouTube video where he answered questions from the community of Wired.



Smith said that private PvP matches are something Bungie is talking about doing, but he can't guarantee the team will add them in the first few updates to Destiny 2. Smith was also asked about Blizzard's PTR (Public Test Realms) and whether the game will get something similar to test upcoming updates.


Smith said: "We have talked a lot internally about the possibility of opening something like this up to player groups and honestly, I like the idea of players not totally knowing everything that's there before the game comes out. I think that test realms in, like, private test beta if we expanded that, would be amazing for a bunch of things like stability. I'm still interested in challenging us to do our best job without having to expose it to the public. I wouldn't say never, but I wouldn't say yes".

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Total War: Warhammer II needs GTX 1070 for 1080p 60FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 4:50 am

Total War: Warhammer II gamers will need a fair amount of PC hardware grunt to run at 4K 60FPS+ but Creative Assembly haven't made the game out of reach for everyone. CA have teased that pre-orders for Warhammer II have beaten all previous records in the series.




THe developer recommends an Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3GHz, 4-5GB RAM, 60GB HDD space, and an NVIDIA GeFOrce GTX 460 with 1GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of RAM, or Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. This is all for 25-35FPS on campaign 1v1, 20x20 units battle, and 'low' quality graphics @ 1280x720.


If you want 1080p 60FPS+ then you're going to need an Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4GHz, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. I'd like to see 4K 60FPS numbers, but given a GTX 1070 is required for just 1080p 60FPS @ Ultra graphics, I suspect we'll need GTX 1080 Ti or even TITAN Xp to reach 4K 60FPS @ Ultra.

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Twitch turns streaming up to 11, uses Amazon extension

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:58 am

Twitch has just announced Twitch Extensions, a new set of tools that will empower Twitch streamers to customize their pages with a slew of features. Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014 and until now, haven't done too much with the streaming giant. This move, is a game changer for full-time Twitch streamers.




Twitch streamers now have access to enabling polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays, and virtual pets, to their streams. Better yet, Twitch is adding a new "Gear on Amazon" extension that lets Twitch streamers show off their favorite Amazon products.


If you click any of the 'Buy Now' buttons on the Gear on Amazon links of your favorite Twitch streamer, they will get a commission through the Amazon Associates program.

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ARK game receives live action series, first trailer out

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:49 am

ARK: Survival Evolved has been a major Steam Early Access success story, but now the developer revealed a trailer to a new ARK live action series.



Pixomondo, the visual effects studio involved in the series, has worked on mega giant projects like Game of Thrones and Furious 7. Studio Wildcard, the developer behind ARK, teamed with Pixomondo on the ARK live action series, with the first trailer looking great - and embedded above.


The new ARK live action series isn't just a once off, either. In the video description, it teases that we can expect "more cinematic episodes" that will be coming soon.

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Final Fantasy XV: new 4K 60FPS gameplay video from PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:17 am

Final Fantasy XV is coming to the PC, where it will be a graphical showcase and GPU crushing powerhouse, with a new 4K 60FPS gameplay video being released.



The new 4K 60FPS gameplay video of Final Fantasy XV shows off some new areas that you'll experience early into the game, as well as new enemies that we haven't seen yet.

Core i9-7980XE overclocked to 4.8GHz on all 18C/36T

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 2:25 am

Intel's flagship Core i9-7980XE processor has been in the headlines for a while now, but now it's back as it's been tested and overclocked with some great results.




The new Core i9-7980XE is a 18C/36T beast, with someone putting it under watercooling and hitting 4.8GHz on all 18 CPU cores, an incredible feat. The CPU was tested on the ASUS Rampage VI APEX X299 motherboard.




Overclocking a 36-thread CPU to 4.8GHz all day on liquid cooling wouldn't be something you'd have for a 24/7 system, especially not at the 1.25V used. Even at 4.4GHz, 1.18V is used which is much better - and still an amazing clock speed for an 18C/36T processor.

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SanDisk announces massive 400GB microSD card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 1:15 am

SanDisk has just unveiled the largest microSD card ever, weighing in at a huge 400GB, ready for those smartphones that can take up to 2TB of expandable storage.




SanDisk has unveiled the new 400GB microSD card that beats the larger 256GB card from Samsung last year, and it also pumps data into the 400GB of space @ 100MB/sec. This means that SanDisk's new 400GB microSD card is classified as SDXC UHS-I.


The new SanDisk 400GB microSD card is priced at $249.99 and will be available in the near future.