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January 12, 2019

AMD Announces Radeon VII Packing Vega II, 16GB HBM, $699 Pricepoint

At CES 2019, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa SU spoke on several products at their keynote and while many users were disappointed that AMD did not announce a rumored $250 GPU that would give GTX 1080 class performance, AMD did surprise the world by announcing the world’s first 7nm GPU for the consumer market. Rather than being built on the Navi architecture, the new GPU is based on the second iteration of Vega, and will be named Radeon VII. The new GPU is expected to bring performance comparable to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and GTX 1080TI.

This year marks the first time that AMD has ever had a keynote at CES, and this product was definitely a shocker. The Radeon VII [...]

 
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January 12, 2019

Nvidia Announces Support for Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) Displays on GeForce Graphics Cards, What It Means For AMD

In a stunning move from Nvidia earlier this week, the GPU company announced that they would finally begin supporting adaptive sync functionality on AMD FreeSync monitors. Previously, Nvidia graphics cards were only compatible with their proprietary G-Sync system, which is technically a slightly better implementation of adaptive sync monitor technology when compared to FreeSync however, monitors that support G-Sync require an additional piece of hardware from Nvidia to handle the variable refresh rate of the monitor which makes the monitors supporting G-Sync more expensive (usually in the range of $100-$250) than monitors of similar feature sets without the G-Sync [...]

 
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January 10, 2019

Nvidia Unveils its RTX 2060 Priced at $349 Packing 6GB of GDDR6 at CES 2019

With the launch of Nvidia’s 20-series GPUs seemingly an eternity ago, Nvidia has finally announced a January 15th release date for their Geforce RTX 2060. The new graphics card uses the same GPU core as the GTX 2070, the TU106, though is cut down featuring 1920 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores, 30 RT cores, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. This allows the card to be capable of up to 6.5 TFLOPS, which is roughly equivalent to the performance of a GeForce GTX 1070 while still maintaining a 160w TDP compared to the 120w and 150w of the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively. It comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 running on an 192-bit bus, providing a bandwidth of 336GB/s (the same as the older [...]

 
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January 8, 2019

Ask CPCR: How Much RAM Do You Need?

For those new to buying or building PCs, one of the most common questions is “How much RAM do I need?“. While the best answer to this question really depends on what you plan on doing with your PC, there are some general guidelines you can follow in order to get a good estimate on how much RAM is optimal.

 

How is RAM Used in Computers

Before we decide how much RAM is needed for your new PC, it’s important to first understand how RAM is actually used in it. RAM, which is often also referred to as system memory, is an acronym for Random Access Memory. While it would take quite a long time to fully explain all the cases of how RAM is [...]

 
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January 7, 2019

Microsoft Adds Update Pausing Feature on Windows 10 Home

Generally speaking, always being up to date on the latest Windows patches is a pretty good thing. Updating your system will not only fix bugs and add new features, it also includes security patches that prevent hackers from having their way with your system.

While there are plenty of benefits to having the latest updates, sometimes updates do cause issues. As Microsoft doesn’t have the capability of internally testing each update with billions of computers on the planet before they release it, updates sometimes causes issues which get fixed in a later update. For those who can’t afford to have any issues with their systems, it’s important to be [...]

 
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January 7, 2019

ASUS Announces Massive ROG Mothership GZ700 Gaming Laptop

CES 2019 is chock-full of weird hardware, but the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700 is definitely takes the cake as one of the craziest gaming laptops available.

Name ROG Mothership GZ700 Processor Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK Operating system Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro) Display 17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™ Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM Memory DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB Storage 3 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 512GB SSD Wireless Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2×2 802.11ax Wi-Fi Bluetooth® 5.0 (Version may vary as the OS [...]
 
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January 7, 2019

Razer Blade 15 Now Packing Nvidia GeForce RTX Graphics

Following Nvidia’s announcement of the new mobile GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Razer wasted no time announcing updates to their Blade 15 gaming laptop.

Starting at $1,599, the Razer Blade 15 packs either an 15-inch Full HD (1920×1080) 144Hz display or a 4K (3840×2160) touch display with full 100% Adobe RGB color support. The laptop also features the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 512GB of ultrafast SSD storage, and a choice between the new GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080 with Max-Q design.

As for the design, the Razer Blade 15 maintains its sleek and stealth look. It’s still one [...]

 
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January 6, 2019

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T Receives New Software Update (Build: A6013_34_181228)

If you’re a T-Mobile OnePlus 6T owner, good news! T-Mobile has recently released a new software update, Android 9.0 Build Number: A6013_34_181228. According to the software version details, the new update “Enables support for additional domestic roaming partners”.

In order to update, simply swipe up from the Home screen and tap Settings. From there, scroll down and select System > System Update > Check for Update. Then simply follow the onscreen directions to update to the latest software.

Has anybody installed the latest update? Leave your feedback below!

 
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January 5, 2019

T-Mobile Offering Flexible Payment Options for Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

As the partial shutdown of the US Federal Government continues into its second week with no end in sight, over 800,000 US Government employees continue to be either furloughed for those deemed non-essential, or still on the job for those deemed essential, but not getting paid until congress and the President can agree to a budget. For many Federal Government employees who depend on their bi-weekly paychecks, this has caused significant financial burden especially when many don’t know how they will be able to pay their next rent, electric, or even cell phone bill.

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, recently Tweeted the following:

At [...]

 
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December 18, 2018

Corsair Releases Vengeance RGB Pro Light Kits, Dummy DDR4 For Filling Ram Channels Priced $39.99

Do you own a set of LED-lit RAM, but still have extra empty slots on your motherboard? Do you find the emptiness a bit… empty yet, you don’t want to spend the money for an additional DRAM kit to fill those slots? Well, Corsair has the solution for you. Corsair has recently announced the Vengeance RGB Pro Light Enhancement Kit (CMWLEKIT2W/B) which is expected to retail at $39.99.

These kits are lacking any actual memory though feature the same heatsinks and RGB functionality featured on the Vengeance RGB Pro kits, without any of the costly memory. Just like the real Vengeance RGB memory kits, these “fake” kits use the same addressable RGB [...]

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