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Core i9-7980XE benched: super-fast, but costs $1999

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 20, 2017 3:56 am

Intel's most expensive consumer processor in a very long time is nearly here, with the Core i9-7980XE boasting its 18C/36 of CPU power, beating AMD's current Ryzen Threadripper 1950X flagship CPU with 16C/32T.




There are now early benchmarks on the new Intel Core i9-7980XE processor, with 'Coolenjoy' releasing their data on the ASUS APEX motherboard, with the 18C/36T clocked at 4.2GHz on all CPU cores... impressive stuff. Intel has its new Turbo Boost Max 3.0 letting the Core i9-7980XE boost all CPU cores up to 4.4GHz.


Still, just look at these benchmarks... Intel's new Core i9-7980XE is a megatasking BEAST. Priced at $1999, you'll need to sell a kidney or two, but I'm sure it's worth it.

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Custom Radeon RX Vega cards not coming until November

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 20, 2017 3:15 am

It looks like we won't be seeing any custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards until at least the end of October, and probably more into November.




According to who reached out to AIB partners making custom Radeon graphics cards, and said that no manufacturers are ready apart from one unnamed manufacturer who said that they're waiting for Vega GPUs to arrive.


If AIB partners are still waiting for Vega GPUs, then the custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are still many months away, with a November launch making sense. Remember that I posted a world exclusive scoop on there only being less than 16,000 x Radeon RX Vega graphics cards in the months post-launch... and here we are.


We have no official sales numbers on Radeon RX Vega from AMD just yet, only that it has been a great launch (like AMD would come out and say a launch has been bad, no company would).

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Oclean One: the world's smartest electric toothbrush

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Sep 20, 2017 1:06 am

Brushing your teeth every morning hasn't changed much, and while the introduction of electric toothbrushes made it more convenient... we live in a 'smart' world now, right?!



This is where Oclean One steps into the foray, with the team hitting Indiegogo trying to secure $20,000 - but quickly reaching $103,647 from 999 backers at the time of writing. What is Oclean One? It's the fastest electric toothbrush in the world, with a 60-day battery life, ultra-fast charging, "best-in-class bristles", a bunch of presets, and even a freakin' AI-enabled application, and a speaker.



The best part about the Oclean One is the personalization that you get, with the Oclean app recommending brushing plans that are based on your age, gender, eating habits, and more. There are 12 preset brushing plans that will help you reach your pearly white goals, such as whitening your teeth, strengthening your sensitive teeth, and protecting your gums.

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Monster Hunter World launches January 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Capcom's new MMO-style Monster Hunter game gets an official release date, and it's sooner than we expected!



Monster Hunter World will see a simultaneous global release on January 26, 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, Capcom today confirmed at this year's Tokyo Game Show. A PC version will release sometime later in the year. The game, which brings players from all across the world together with online-based co-op play, sees gamers entering an engaging and dynamic world replete with seamless map roaming, drop-in and drop-out multiplayer, and tons of monsters that're bound to a realistic food chain. In a recent article I admitted Monster Hunter World looks truly alive, and I can't wait to return to a proper console-based MonHun experience.


Launching this ambitious online game in January means the title will fall within Capcom's fiscal year 2018 timeline, which ends on March 31, 2018. This will ensure the publisher ends its fiscal year with massive earnings from the landmark RPG--not only is the game a mainline entry in the massively popular Monster Hunter franchise, but it's an online game which offers tremendous potential for monetization.


The developer plans to sell a combined 10.3 million units of Monster Hunter World and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, and forecasts that both games will make up 44.78% of games sold throughout the fiscal year period. You can read more about Capcom's financial performance here.

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Left Alive is Square Enix's shot at survival mech action

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 5:16 pm

Square Enix today announced a brand new IP called Left Alive, a new "dark and gritty" survival shooter set in a war-torn world with mechs.




The new shooter was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show 2017 event in Japan, but official details are sparse. The publisher notes that Left Alive is a "survival action shooter," and mech suits are shown in the official teaser. Key Japanese developers including the game director for the beloved Armored Core series have joined the Left Alive team to give it a distinct style and flair.


Square Enix has recruited talented alums like Toshifumi Nabeshima (who directed the Armored Core series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) to flesh out the world and the survival mechanics. Last but certainly not least, Yoji Shinkawa splashes life into the game with the instantly recognizable style from Metal Gear artwork.

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Rocket League Autumn Update available September 28

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 1:11 pm

Rocket League's Autumn Update is shaping up to be a huge update with seasonal arenas, time-limited events, new battle-cars and items, transparent goalposts and the start of competitive play for Season 6.




Set for a Septmber 28 release, the Autumn Update features some PC-exclusive updates aimed at esports with LAN support and Tournaments mode being added. Tournaments mode will be a beta build before being released to consoles next year.


Tournaments mode will allow for custom tournaments to be created by users, with the major concept driven to expand Rocket League's already growing esports scene. On the topic of esports, new this update also features Director mode, a cinematic presentation that again enhances Rocket League's appeal towards esport viewing.

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Synology introduces new XS, Value and Series NAS

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 12:34 pm

Synology have officially launched their new product lineup with five models featured across the XS-series, Plus-series and the Value-series.




First up is the XS-series, the powerful DS3018xs is Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS. This NAS is powered by Intel's Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine, offering up to 32GB RAM. The DS3018xs also allows for up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215 and features four Gigabit LAN ports. The DS3018xs is able to deliver stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS while offering optional 10GbE and a M.2 SATA SSD support.

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ASUS introduce the ROG Strix Fusion 300 gaming headset

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 11:50 am

ASUS Republic of Gamers have announced the first gaming headset in their brand new ROG Strix Fusion series, the Strix Fusion 300. This 7.1 surround sound gaming headset features 50mm ASUS Essence drivers with a compact and lightweight design, aimed for gaming marathons that we have all experienced.




The Strix Fusion 300 features an exclusive airtight chamber design with large ear cups that allow more air to circulate within each chamber and rubber seals that prevent air from escaping, resulting in richer, fuller sound for the ultimate immersion experience. The premium 50mm ASUS Essence drivers are fitted with metal covers, this results in excellent mid and high-range sound quality with tight, punchy bass. ROG Hybrid ear cushions combine soft, sound-isolating protein leather and breathable fabric mesh designed to deliver maximum comfort.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch nearly didn't happen

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:47 am

Larians Studios' epic ARPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 nearly didn't launch on its scheduled release date. In a Kickstarter update Larians Studios' Founder Swen Vincke, revealed that a power outage of not just the studio, but the entire city (Ghent, Belgium) caused some stressful hours prior to launch.



This power outage wasn't the only issue encountered by the team, Swen also reveals that the PC they had planned to use for uploading the final build to Steam refused to boot. In the end, Swen and his team were able to upload the build in time for a successful launch. There is some bad news with translations for other languages not available at launch, this is due to writers making late changes and not having time to voice other languages. However, this update should be released this week.


It appears the public are happy with D:OS2, with over 85,000 concurrent users recorded on Steam today. This is a huge achievement and I would expect this to push over the 100k mark, remember that D:OS2 is also released on GoG so there may already be over 100k concurrent players across both platforms.

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Thieves rob van full of Total War: Warhammer 2 CE's

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 8:29 am

If you've seen Oceans Eleven or The Italian Job, you would be familiar with movies based upon pulling off the perfect heist to steal precious cargo. In Milton Keynes, UK the perfect heist has been pulled off, if you're a fan of the Total War series that is.



Total War: Warhammer 2, set for release September 28, has fallen victim to the greatest heist of the century as a van transporting copies of its collector's edition was robbed.


"We'd like to reassure fans who have pre-ordered their Serpent God Edition that this incident will not affect them receiving their copy," Total War brand director Rob Bartholemew said. "Copies of the game obtained before launch will not be playable until the game is activated at 8am BST on launch day."


Unfortunately for the thieves, their perfect heist has a certain flaw. The thieves are unable to play Total War: Warhammer 2 until it launches. Instead, the thieves will be have to make to with the Lizardmen-inspired 'Puzzle Sphere' that is included with the Serpent God Edition.

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