Coinciding with Gamescom 2017, Linksys recently launched a new flagship consumer gaming router, the Linksys WRT32X.
The Linksys WRT32X is a 802.11ac router based on the WRT3200 platform, but what’s special about it is that it utilizes the Killer Networking Prioritization Engine to ensure that gaming traffic get top priority and are transferred as quickly as possible. According to Linksys, it could potentially shave off 77% in-game latency and the prioritization engine will also intelligently manage traffic when there’s no gaming activity to ensure smooth web browsing experience for all connected devices.
Besides Killer QoS, [...]
If you were planning on scoring one of the special edition Xbox One X Scorpio Edition gaming consoles, you may be out of luck.
According to a recent Gamescom 2017 interview by the YouTube channel Rocket Beans, it appears that although the new console was expected to sell well, even Microsoft didn’t expect it to sell this well. During the interview, Microsoft Head of Xbox Marketing Aaron Greenberg revealed that despite the company preparing enough inventory to “last about a week”, the new special edition of the gaming console actually sold out in less than a day with Amazon’s inventory selling out in just twenty five minutes.
For Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, HyperX announced their new Cloud Alpha gaming headset designed for multi-platform gaming on PC, Xbox One S, PS4, Mac, Mobile, and more.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha features a similar exterior design to the previous HyperX Cloud II gaming headset however, the Cloud Alpha’s biggest new feature is what HyperX calls Dual Chamber Technology. Paired with the 50mm drivers, HyperX separates the chambers for the highs/mids and the lows to create more accurate sound with improved range and tone compared to previous gaming headsets without the dual chamber design.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is expected to launch on September 25 at a [...]
Professional audio vendor Sennheiser recently announced the launch of the new GSP 300 gaming headset at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, making it the first headset in Sennheiser’s new gaming design range of gaming headsets.
Supporting PC Mac, PS4 and Xbox One, the new Sennheiser GSP 300 will feature a closed acoustic design, a broadcast quality microphone and memory foam ear pads which Sennheiser claims will “enhance every gaming session with even greater clarity and realism”. Sennheiser has also built the GSP 300 with durability in mind using high quality materials and backing the headset with a 2 year international warranty.
“This headset [...]
Remember how the Battlefield 1 open beta was originally rumored to begin shortly after GamesCom? Well, it seems the rumors have panned out as expected. A recent post on the Battlefield blog confirms that the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will begin on August 31 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Battlefield Insider members will get early access and if you’re not a member, be sure to sign up by August 21 to be one of the first to play the open beta!
According to the blog post, the Battlefield 1 open beta will give gamers access to one map and two gamemodes. The map will be the Sinai Desert map, which is a desert battlefield located East of El-Jifar. With the [...]
In a recent article by Digitimes, it has been reported that NVIDIA may be announcing their lineup of mobile GPUs based on their all-new Pascal architecture at this year’s Gamescom in Germany on August 17th-21st.NVIDIA GeForce 10 Series Mobile Specifications
It is reported that notebook manufacturers such as ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI would likely showcase their new gaming notebook lineups, equipped with GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics parts. While we don’t know the exact specifications of the GTX 1080 Mobile variant, we do have some information on the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 mobile chips, which are very similar to the desktop variants. It [...]
With the Battlefield 1 Alpha now in progress, Battlefield fans are eagerly awaiting the beta to be one of the first to play the new game. Unfortunately, no information about when beta testing could be launched until now.
In a German Twitch Q/A session with a Battlefield 1 Community Manager, he hinted that the Battlefield 1 Beta is expected to start shortly after GamesCom. GameCom will be happening between August 17-21, so if that’s the case so it could be expected sometime mid to the end of August. Battlefield Insiders will be able to play the beta 3 days early. Also confirmed for Battlefield fans is Rush mode which is a one of the most popular game modes [...]
Nvidia has recently been rumored to be launching their upcoming Pascal based Titan at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany coming up in August 17-21.
Based on the GP100 GPU currently deployed in Nvidia’s Tesla P100 based PCIe accelerators designed for deep learning applications, the GP100 is expected to be at least 50% faster than Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080’s GP104 GPU. The upcoming Pascal based Titan is expected to come in two flavors, 16GB and 12GB, both of which will feature HBM2 memory. Whereas the 16GB variant is rumored to feature 4 HBM2 stacks and a 4096-bit memory interface, the 12GB variant is rumored to feature 3HBM2 stacks and a 3072-bit memory [...]
Two of Intel’s upcoming Skylake-S desktop processors have been put up for sale on Ebay Australia two days before their official launch which is expected at Gamescom.
The 14 nm based Skylake Intel Core i7-6700K and the Intel Core i5-6600K can now be purchased from unofficial Australian Ebay retailers for $649.99 AUD and $469.99 AUD. Because it’s made purchasable before launch, it’s possible that the prices of the chips are inflated and will change after the official release.
Both processors belong to Intel’s enthusiast grade CPUs aimed at high-performance machines and gamers. As such, both chips are unlocked with a TDP of 95W. [...]
For all of those looking forward to reading all the wonderful reviews of the upcoming Intel Core i7-6700 flagship processor aka Skylake, the wait is still on, but one Chinese tech website, TechBang, published a host of benchmarks on the upcoming CPU way ahead of its supposed launch. While the review has now been pulled, it wasn’t until after practically everyone had an opportunity to take their obligatory screenshots.
The screenshot above of CPU-Z and GPU-Z provides some insight on the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6700 including the onboard graphics. As expected, the Intel Core i7-6700 has four cores, eight threads, and 8MB of L3 cache. [...]