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E3 2018
16 Jun

E3 2018: Most Anticipated and Breakdown

Didn't get to watch or participate at E3 in 2018? Don't worry, we have you covered with highlights and some screenshots of the game reveals everybody is talking about!

Computex 2018
08 Jun

Computex 2018: What Should I Know?

What is Computex? Well, to keep it simple, it's an incredibly large technology trade show where manufacturers show new products and concepts to the public. Historically, you shouldn't expect actual product launches, but you can expect details about upcoming product launches. This year was no different and beyond the normal innovations (thinking more RGB stuff), we got new product details from both AMD and Intel.

Intel Anniversary Edition i7-8086K CPU
05 Jun

Intel Announces Anniversary Edition 8086K CPU

Intel will be hitting its 50th anniversary on July 18th and to commemorate this special occasion, it has decided to create an Anniversary Edition i7-8086K processor in limited quantities. Along with this launch, Intel has created a sweepstake for a chance to win your very own!

NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program
04 May

NVIDIA Kills GPP - The Community Rejoices!

In a large scale assault, news and hardware communities have spoken up about NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP).  NVIDIA is recognized the outreach and decided to dismantle and burn the program entirely. Some of the damage has already been done and Add-In-Board partners already have new IP for Radeon graphics.

27 Apr

Jim Keller Officially Joins Intel

Intel has confirmed that Jim Keller has joined their ranks.  He will lead chip design for Intel's future efforts in the CPU market space.

27 Apr

NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program (GPP) Goes Anti-Competitive

In early March 2018, NVIDIA launched GPP to further push anti-competitive efforts.  The new program is pushing add-in-board partners to hand over their branding to NVIDIA exclusive graphics.

Ryzen Second Generation: Pinnacle Ridge
19 Apr

AMD Launches Second Generation Zen: 2700X, 2700, 2600X, and 2600

AMD officially launched their second generation Zen based processors codenamed "Pinnacle Ridge" as the successor to the popular "Summit Ridge" first generation.  This includes the new Ryzen 7 2700(X) and Ryzen 5 2600(X) series of processors.  We provide the new specs on these processors and some information on utilizing the 3XX series motherboards from first generation Ryzen CPUs.

ASRock Phantom Gaming
28 Mar

ASRock Launches Radeon Graphics Line - Phantom Gaming

ASRock has stormed into the GPU market with a new brand called Phantom Gaming. They are launching their own version of the Polaris family of chips: RX 580, 570, 560, and 550.

Xbox One X
16 Mar

Microsoft Edging Out Sony With Adaptive Refresh

Microsoft has announced support for Radeon FreeSync technology with Xbox One X and Xbox One S models.  Enabling smooth and tear-free game play for console users!

26 Feb

New Budget King: Welcome AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G

AMD has has finally launched their new APUs, codenamed Rave Ridge which provides both Vega and Ryzen archtiectures.  These new APUs just might be the gaming price/performance hero we needed!