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ASUS ABANDONS AREZ

In a tweet recently Asus mentioned they are abandoning the Arez branding for AMD based motherboards and graphics cards. Asus has indicated their Republic of Gamers branding will continue looking forward. This means consumers will have to look more closely at the wide range of motherboard models Asus offers.  

BETHESDA ANNOUNCES RAGE 2

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Bethesda has finally announced the long awaited follow up from the popular Rage. Rage 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the gods of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. The …

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GIGABYTE LAUNCHES 10 GPU BOX

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Gigabyte has a couple of new rack mounted boxes they are selling corporate types. One box, the G481-HA0, has 10 PCI Express slots with the idea of using a GPU for AI use. 4U is a large box which is needed to hold 10 video cards. Small wonder there are no GPUs to speak of …

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EA REPORTS PS4 OUTSELLS XBOX ONE

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EA believes Microsoft sold about 30 consoles towards the end of 2017 while rival Sony sold more than 73 million consoles. This is the second time EA has mentioned Xbox One sales. In January 2016, EA said during an earnings call that about 18 million to 19 million of the consoles had been sold. Consoles are a …

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GAME UPDATES

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Steam is by far the largest game store. Their content delivery system is very large with mirrors in several locations to help spread the workload. Their system is similar to the Windows Update servers. Given that Steam allows developers easily access to the market for games. This means developers are free to publish updates daily …

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INTEL 14NM SHORTAGES

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Intel has been reporting that their 14nm lines are running at peak capacity but demand has been so strong that they cannot increase it any more. Part of the problem is with the move to 14nm for chipsets has resulted in some problems with CPU production. The problems at 10nm have resulted in more demand …

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INTEL SSD FAULTS BLOCK WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 UPDATE

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We have discovered that some M.2 SSD drives by Intel are not working with WIndows 10 version 1803. Intel SSD 600p Intel SSD 6000 Oro   Evidently the affected machines are booting to the UEFI shell or worse. We have seen such problems with Bitlocker at times, but not indication if that is causal yet.  Intel is …

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FAKE MSI STORE FOUND MSI-STORES.COM

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It seems that fake video cards have a new web-site from where they are selling their garbage. msi-stores.com and msi-shops.com have offers of a GTX 1070 for $79 which is 90% below current legitimate prices. Seems to be no end to the supply of miscreants who swindle shoppers on the internet. Both sites appear to …

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TAIYO YUDEN MAKES 1000µF CERAMIC CAPACITORS

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Taiyo Yuden has introduced a new 2.5V 1000µF ceramic capacitor that is dramatically smaller than the electrolytic ones presently seen in PC power supplies. Initially production is 100,000 units a month but if they can improve production and reduce costs this new capacitor could revolutionize the power supply market. Taiyo Yuden has been making 470µF …

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 ON BATTLE.NET?

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It seems that more and more are abandoning the expense of selling games on Steam. Blizzard runs battle.net which hosts several of their games already. Now Activision is looking to cut distribution costs as well. We will know more when the publisher reveals the details of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on May 17, …

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