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  • MSI X570-A PRO Goes VRMmmm
    What Do You Give Up On A $140 X570 Board? The MSI X570-A PRO is a very affordable X570 board, for $140 you get support for the newest Ryzen processors, two PCIe x16 slots and three PCIe x1 slots which are all Gen 4 and even two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports,  one type-A and […]
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, Look But Don’t Touch
    This Ti Is A Real Fighter NVIDIA is touting the new and soon to be out of stock RTX 3060 Ti as being as fast as the RTX 2080 SUPER, which may upset some owners as this will be briefly available tomorrow for $399, far lower than the $699 price tag of the card they […]
  • Left 4 Dead 2 – Update
    An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2. Script additions: – Added “Inflictor” field to damage table for “AllowTakeDamage” – Director function “WarpAllSurvivorsToCheckpoint” – Director function “WarpAllSurvivorsToBattlefield” – Director function “WarpAllSurvivorsToFinale” Other: – Updated RocketDude mutation to version 1.7. – Fixed some typos in talker scripts.
  • Coaxing Better Speed From QLC With A Little Tender Loving Care
    An Upgraded FlashCore Module Helps Speed And Longevity IBM’s Andy Walls participated in a Moor Insights and Strategy fireside chat recently, revealing how they have improved the performance and lifetime of QLC flash in their FlashSystem 9200 all-flash arrays.  A new controller integrated with their FlashCore module is able to determine the health of individual […]
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review
    Essentially we are looking at a slightly “cut-down” RTX 3070 here, based on the same GA104 GPU. The memory capacity (8GB) and interface (256-bit GDDR6) is the same as the RTX 3070, with clock speeds down slightly and the TGP down by 20W (200W) compared to the 3070. By the way, the presence of the […]
  • Help Parting With Your Money On Cyber Monday
    Does Anyone E’en Say Cyber Anymore? Ars Technica have kindly assembled a list of deals to help separate you from your cash, with a round up of deals for today.  There are over a dozen pages of savings on tech, from Sonos and Apple to TVs and consoles for you to peruse.   To make it […]
  • A Compact Home For Your High End Components, The ASUS ROG Z11 mini ITX
    It’s Well Endowed For A Mini ITX Case The ASUS ROG Z11 mini-ITX chassis is a fair bit larger than you might guess, as it is designed to house a high end GPU and keep it from throttling.  One would not tend to expect to find three 140mm and two 120mm fans, or their liquid […]
  • Missile Reversal Is A Game-Changing Skill In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mixes up its RPG elements a bit in how it plays with the concept of a skill tree. Rather than give up the goods from the start, you reveal chunks of it from the fog as you go. I guess it technically adds a bit of mystery to character progression, until you […]
  • ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC With Liquid Cooling
    Here’s An RX 6800 XT You Really Can’t Buy! Considering how rare finding an RX 6800 XT for sale is, it is safe to assume a watercooled variant will be even harder to find.   If you do manage to track one down, there is a premium price attached to your find, expect to pay $900 […]
  • Microsoft Bob Ended Life As A Root Of Trust?
    Be Thankful Today That They Lost The Password Microsoft Bob had a strange and unpopular existence, but did you know it was also used by Microsoft as a root of trust to differentiate the OEM and retail versions of Windows XP?  Dave Plummer, once an engineer at Microsoft but long since retired, recently admitted to […]
  • Who Needs A Hitman When A New 007 Game Is Coming Out
    No, You Still Can’t Pick Oddjob! In a world overrun by reboots and origin stories comes word of a new game which might be worthy of it’s historic original.  James Bond is coming back to the small screen as IO interactive, creators of the Hitman series, released a teaser trailer.  Sadly, unless one of the […]
  • The Divine Comedy Of Immortals Fenyx Rising
    A powerful titan of legend has launched a massive assault on the Greek gods of mythology, severing them from their essence, smashing open cracks to the underworld, and infesting Earth with corrupted beings from the afterlife. A setup like this isn’t uncommon in the world of video games, but when it comes to comedy, a […]
  • LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 Mid Tower Airflow Case Review
    What a year 2020 has been. Due to all the human malware, trade wars, and miscellaneous other issues, this will be my first review since April, and frankly it was a very interesting process on the Lian Li LANCOOL 215 mid-tower. There are some really good things about this case, and a few issues that […]
  • Why Did Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Bring Back Those Awful Paper Chases?
    I’ve been playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla over the past few weeks and have had a pretty good time tracking down targets, finding secrets in the vast open world, and calling over my friends to help me open chests of supplies because sometimes those lids are really heavy, okay!? In many ways, it’s […]