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Raijintek reveal the Coeus EVO tempered glass case

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 11:40 am

Mid-tower cases don't get much better looking than Raijinek's latest chassis, the Coeus EVO. Featuring 4mm thick tempered glass on every panel (top, sides and front) with SECC steel frame and motherboard tray, to say that this case is a thing of beauty is an understatement.



Backing up the Coeus EVO's style is functionality. Allowing 350mm of room for graphics cards, CPU coolers as tall as 175mm, and PSUs as long as 200mm. Storage options include up to four 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays for your SSDs. The overall measurements of the case is listed at 235 x 444 x 544mm and weighs 11.6 kg.

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L.A Noire: The Case Files- Rockstar's first VR release

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 10:47 am

The remastered version of 2011's L.A Noire is set for release on current-gen consoles on November 14, however PC gamers were left in the dark regarding a remastered release. However, Rockster also revealed that they're working on their entry into the virtual reality market with L.A Noire: The VR Case Files for the HTC Vive.




L.A Noire: The VR Case Files is specifically designed for VR that includes seven cases from the original game. With VR technology, you'll be able to use the Vive's wands to steer cars, open their doors, shoot while driving and change the radio station.


The HTC Vive blog explains: "Players can use real-world physical motions including grabbing, inspecting and manipulating individual clues or using the detective's notebook to make notes or draw freehand."

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BIOSTAR H110M-BTC motherboard dedicated for cryptomining

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 9:43 am

The crypomining phase is slowing fading, but this hasn't stopped BIOSTAR releasing the first Micro-ATX Intel H110 Chipset Motherboard dedicated for crypto mining systems. Built ground up for mining, BIOSTAR have removed features don't enhance mining performance to keep costs down and efficiency up.




The compact design still allows for 6 x PCI-E support (1 x PCI-E x16 3.0, 5 x PCI-E x1 2.0) and supports all the essentials in optimizing your mining rig including 7th generation Intel Core processors, 2-DIMM DDR4-2400MHz RAM to 32GB, HDMI and USB 3.0. Featuring HDMI KVM support, this allows for easy management of multi-mining setups or D-Sub KVM for more conventional multi-monitor setups.




The BIOSTAR H110M-BTC is a great choice for entry miners, that require affordable pricing and still offering support and performance for multiple GPU's.

Real Farm announced, supports native 4K resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 4:50 am

There have been simulators of real life events and animals before, but now developer SOEDESCO have announced the latest in simulators: Real Farm.



Real Farm will be released on October 20, with the developer unveiling the first gameplay trailer and screenshots for the game. The developers promises that simulator fans and traditional gamers will enjoy Real Farm and its two game modes: Free Mode and Career Mode.


Starting with Free Mode, wher eyou will start off in an established farm and begin wherever, and however you want. But if you play in Career Mode, you'll start Real Farm with NOTHING. You'll have to do work jobs and missions for other farmers in order to gain their respect, reputation, and earn that important money... so that you can buy your own farm, and expand your game.


But in the "key features" to Real Farm, are the real golden nuggets as we now know that Real Farm will support native 4K. It's funny to see a game developer use native 4K resolution as a selling point for a farm simulator, but nevertheless, here are the full features to Real Farm.


Real Farm Key Features:


  • Dive into a huge, open world presented in sumptuous native 4K
  • Grow from farm hand to agricultural A-list in Career Mode
  • Cultivate the role of an established farmer in Free Mode
  • Sow crops, keep livestock or both, buying and selling in a real-time economy
  • Plough straight in with pick-up-and-play controls and a comprehensive tutorial
  • Drive and maintain a massive array of farm vehicles and machinery

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Battlegrounds to receive water tech from Sea of Thieves

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 4:17 am

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has surpassed 10 million sales, pulling in over $300 million in sales for developer Bluehole, but now PUBG creator Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene has talked about the water in his game. This will be done before PUBG reaches 100 million sales, I'd say.




During an interview with GamesIndustry, Greene said that the water technology from Sea of Thieves could be used in Battlegrounds in the near future. Greene said: "There are games like Destiny that really get auto-aim and controllers in an FPS feeling good. And I think that with Microsoft's help it's really going to get it feeling like a good shooter on console. We want to give the same experience. We want to PC and Xbox to be identical in terms of the experience you have playing the game".


He continued: "And another thing is, I was at the Microsoft event last night talking to the Sea of Thieves guys. They said they loved the game, they play it a lot, but, 'Oh, you're water.' I mean, our water is not very good, but Rare has great water tech. They said, 'We should share some knowledge.' That's a great thing about being part of a network of studios. We can get that water tech, essentially for free, and we can share stuff with them. That's just invaluable, because their water is great. Having that would really finish off our world nicely".

NVIDIA's new DGX-1V system ships, costs $149,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 3:28 am

NVIDIA unleashed its next-gen DGX-1V system earlier this year, promising a Q3 2017 launch, and have followed through with that launch now shipping the first Volta-based DGX-1V systems.




The first Volta-based DGX-1V system was shipped to MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), which is a "Massachusetts-based research group focusing on AI and machine learning applications in healthcare", reports AnandTech. This means CCDS is one of the first research institutes with the new Volta-based AI supercomputer, an upgrade from their Pascal-based DGX Station.


CCDS will be using the AI supercomputers in training deep neural networks that will be evaluating medical images and scans, with AnandTech adding that they'll be "using Massachusetts General Hospital's collection of phenotypic, genetics, and imaging data. In turn, this can assist doctors and medical practitioners in making faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans".


NVIDIA's new DGX-1V features 8 x Tesla V100 accelerators, with 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 processors (20C/40T), 512GB DDR4-2133 LRDIMM, and a total of 128GB of HBM2 (8 x 16GB HBM2 per Tesla V100).

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Ryzen Threadripper 1950X enters the 3DMark Hall of Fame

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 2:13 am

There are people who spend their lives continuously working on breaking 3DMark records, and now that AMD's massive Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are here, AMD has once again entered the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra Hall of Fame.




You can see here from the Top 15 runs in the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra Hall of Fame that Intel absolutely dominates, but the #12 spot goes to 'Finnsk3' who ran the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X with 4 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards in SLI.


Finnsk3 used the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X on the ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme motherboard, with 32GB of G.SKILL 3600MHz DDR4 RAM, and 4 x GTX 1080 Ti cards in SLI. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X was clocked @ 4.17GHz, which provides a score that beasts out the Core i9-7900X from Intel.

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Forza Motorsport 7 is GOLD, demo arrives on September 19

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 8, 2017 12:50 am

Turn 10 has announced that Forza Motorsport 7 has gone gold, celebrating the milestone by releasing an official commercial trailer.



The new trailer for Forza Motorsport 7 features comedian and CarCast host Adam Corolla, pro driver Ken Block, and a bunch of gamers. There are some uber cars in the trailer, including: a Pagani Huarya, Porsche Cayman GT4, Plymouth Barracuda, and Block's own custom-built Ford Mustang "Hoonicorn".


There will also be a PC demo of Forza Motorsport 7 coming soon, and get this: it will include a benchmark utility so that we can test the performance of the game. Expect a bunch of cards to be benchmarked when the demo arrives on September 19.

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Publishers may be using lower capacity Switch cartridges

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2017 11:25 pm

Nintendo has officially confirmed that some Nintendo Switch games won't fit on the standard Switch GameCard cartridge, strongly indicating key publishers are choosing the more affordable cartridge solutions for their game instead of going with the higher capacity versions.




As per Nintendo's official announcement, some physical cartridge-based will require a microSD card to be installed and force users to download an undisclosed amount of data in order to play a full game. "A microSD card will be needed for certain Nintendo Switch games that contain an especially large amount of content and require additional storage for players to enjoy the full experience," Nintendo told IGN. NBA 2K18 is the first known game to force users to buy microSD cards, but is the game so big it really won't fit on a cartridge?


A PR representative told us that NBA 2K18 is 25GB on the Nintendo Switch. That means it will consume more than the Switch's available built-in 25GB of free memory. But Nintendo Switch GameCards can actually hold up to 32GB of data; as per Eurogamer, GameCards come in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flavors. The bigger the capacity, the more expensive the cartridges are. So instead of using the 32GB capacity that would hold the full 25GB game, it appears 2K Games has selected the 16GB GameCard, thus forcing users to download up to 9GB of data to their microSD cards.

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CS:GO Lotto owners settle FTC charges

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2017 10:22 pm

The Federal Trade Comission today announced that prominent YouTubers TmarTn and Syndicate have settled charges of deceiving fans and viewers in the CS:GO Lotto gambling controversy.




CS:GO Lotto owners Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Thomas "Syndicate" Cassell, who promoted the skin-gambling website and falsely represented earnings while failing to disclose their ownership, have complied with the FTC's settlement orders. Now the duo must "clearly and conspicuously disclose any material connections with an endorser or between an endorser and any promoted product or service."


"Consumers need to know when social media influencers are being paid or have any other material connection to the brands endorsed in their posts," said FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen. "This action, the FTC's first against individual influencers, should send a message that such connections must be clearly disclosed so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions."


The Federal Trade Commission has sent out warnings to almost two dozen social media influencers and streamers regarding deceptive practices.

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