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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: RTX 2080 Ti NVLink vs. GTX 1080 Ti SLI

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: RTX 2080 Ti NVLink vs. GTX 1080 Ti SLI

We use the new AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and run NVLink and SLI test of the RTX 2080 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti in a GPU showdown.

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ASUS ROG Phone II: 120Hz display, 6000mAh battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 9 hours, 53 mins ago

ASUS has just unleashed its next-gen ROG Phone II gaming smartphone, so now we have official specifications and details on the new top of the line gaming phone.

 

 

Inside, the new ASUS ROG Phone II has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset which is a cherry-picked SoC for the next wave of gaming smartphones. ASUS has used a large 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a native 2340x1080 resolution and super-slick 120Hz refresh rate.

 

ASUS is even using a 240Hz touch sampling rate for the best in touch response with a touch latency of just 49ms, something that you should see the results of instantly when it's in your hands. Underneath, ASUS is supporting 10-bit HDR, the ROG Phone II packs a display with 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 108% of the DCI-P3 color space, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

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The Simpson's Movie 2 will eventually happen, says creator

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 11 hours, 6 mins ago

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Simpsons creator, Matt Groening spoke out about the possibility of a sequel to The Simpsons Movie.

 

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The Simpsons Movie debuted back in 2007 and was met with a large amount of commerical success by fans. The movie managed to rake in $527 million from budget of just $75 million. Since the movies release, fans have wondered whether a sequel was ever going to be released, especially since the movie ended with Maggie finally speaking and saying "sequel".

 

Since the movies production crew was the same as the one who works on the show, Groening explains that when creating the movie the production studio was stretched extremely thing. "The first Simpsons movie killed us. We're almost recovered. No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. Disney wants something for its money."

DRAM prices spike 20% with 'skyrocket' in price warned

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: 11 hours, 23 mins ago

We kinda knew it was coming but now it is here: DRAM prices have spiked by 20% from the Toshiba factory power outages and also fueled by the on-going trade issues between Japan and South Korea.

 

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This will cause the price of DRAM used in most consumer PCs in the form of RAM, graphce cards, RAM for smartphones and much more will slowly increase. It'll happen as stock is depleted, and then some of it will be marked up along the supply chain before it gets into your hands. The tightly knit memory industry is co-dependant on one another, with Asia being a hotspot for DRAM with South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. DRAMeXchange reports that the spot-pricing of 8-gigabit DDR4 is up 14.6% week-over-week, and up a large 23% as of July 5.

 

Japan is flexing its muscles with regulatory moves, but industry sources have said that if the regulatory moves affect production of DRAM at Samsung Eletronics and SK Hynix -- two South Korean chip titans -- "memory prices could skyrocket".

Avengers: Endgame dethrones Avatar as biggest movie ever

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 12 hours, 6 mins ago

The release of Avengers: Endgame marked a moment in cinematic history, 10 years of film all coming together into one highly anticipated movie. With those expectations on the line, it's not surprise that the movie was a box office smash hit.

 

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Since fans of Avengers came in masses to the cinema, the opening weekend for the movie was incredible box office wise. The momentum even continued to the weeks after and soon enough projectionists said that Disney's creation would be in the running to take on James Cameron's Avatar, the highest box office movie ever.

 

While at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios said "I literally just heard from our folks at Disney Distribution that Avengers: Endgame will be the biggest film of all time. You have to shout out to [Avatar director] James Cameron--if you adjust for inflation he still holds that title, but right now, thanks to you folks in Hall H, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all time."

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Hackers disclose Russian deep-web 'Tor' data storing project

By: Jak Connor | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 13 hours, 6 mins ago

A hacking group that goes by the nickname '0v1ru$' has disclosed some secret Russian spy projects, some of these projects were designed to store, monitor and decipher Tor users data.

 

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The company that got hacked by 0v1ru$ is SyTech, a contracting company to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. SyTech had its servers hijacked and 0v1ru$ managed to extract a whopping 7.5TB worth of data. Within the extracted data was several different security projects, the most notable one that was found was a project called 'Nautilus-S'.

 

The goal of the Nautilus-S project was to deanonymize Tor traffic while also creating a database of Tor users and their data. The disclosure revealed that this project begun way back in 2012, and was initialized in 2014 when Swedish researchers discovered Russian Tor nodes attempting to sift Tor users data. Since the hack has taken place, SyTech has taken down their website and has refused to contact the press regarding these disclosed projects.

Say goodbye to your UI in Cyberpunk 2077's hardcore mode

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 6 mins ago

In a recent interview with CD Projekt RED, we have learned that if players choose to jump into Cyberpunk 2077's hardcore mode, that they won't have an in-game UI.

 

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WCCFTech recently sat down with Alvin Liu to discuss the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, and throughout the interview numerous aspects of the games difficulty settings had a light shed on them. According to Liu, Cybperunk 2077 will have similar difficulty settings to CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Meaning, there will be a hardcore mode for game enough players, which removes the in-game UI.

 

Here is what Liu had to say: "Yes, of course, of course. The most fun one I think will be the Hardcore setting where we turn off the UI you live as well. And that will be a real challenge for a lot of players." Liu continues and explains that for more casual players there will also be a setting. "We want to tell a story and maybe you're a big fan of The Witcher and you're not comfortable playing a shooter, we have settings available for that. We even have weapons for that."

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NASA's Artemis Moon program completes new Orion space module

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 15 hours, 6 mins ago

During the 50th anniversary for the Apollo 11 Moon missions, Vice President, Mike Pence shared with the American people some great news surrounding the next moon mission, Artemis 1.

 

 

NASA is currently planning on returning to the moon by 2024, and to do that the space exploration company needs to do two preparation tests on their brand new spacecraft called Orion. This new space program has been called Artemis by NASA - in honor of Apollo's twin sister in Greek Mythology and will consist of three stages.

 

The Artemis 1 launch will an uncrewed spacecraft thousands of miles past the moon. Artemis 2 will consist of the astronaunts actually being aboard Orion, and then finally Artemis 3 will be the launch where American astronauts will step foot back on the moon. Before these checkpoints of the Artemis space program can go underway, there still needs to be some final tests done to Orion before its blasted off into space.

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RTX 2080 SUPER for $699 = $3000 TITAN V performance teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 16 hours, 36 mins ago

NVIDIA is about to unleash its GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card, the kicker to the RTX 2080 which will deliver more performance -- but to grab those headlines, leaks today suggest the new card will beat the TITAN V.

 

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In some leaked benchmarks the new RTX 2080 SUPER offers performance that is above the TITAN Xp and just under teh TITAN V, which launched for $3000. The tests are in the Final Fantasy XV database, benchmarking the game at 1440p with High Quality settings. The RTX 2080 Ti is still a beast, and man that TITAN RTX just leaps ahead.

 

The new RTX 2080 SUPER launches with its 8GB of GDDR6 overclocked to 15.5Gbps, up from the 14Gbps on the original RTX 2080. NVIDIA has already launched its RTX 2060 SUPER (my review here) and the RTX 2070 SUPER (my review here). The most exciting of the three definitely has to be the RTX 2060 SUPER with its increased VRAM (8GB from 6GB and faster bandwidth @ 14Gbps) but the 15.5Gbps on the new RTX 2080 SUPER will make for some super testing.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: dual cameras, mystery sensor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 17 hours, 20 mins ago

We know that Google will soon unveil and then launch its exciting new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, with the new handsets ditching the (rather large) notch on the original Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, as well as take the cameras on the back to the next level.

 

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Thanks to a look at some new renders for the purported Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which look awesome BTW. The new leak comes from iGeeksBlog which says the Pixel 4 will have a 5.6-inch display, two front-facing cameras, and two cameras on the back with a 'spectral sensor' that we need to know more about.

Halo: Master Chief Collection PC graphics settings detailed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 52 mins ago

The graphics settings for Halo: Master Chief Collection on the PC have surfaced thanks to insider beta testers now playing with the PC beta of the game. This is what you can expect from Halo: MCC on the PC:

 

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As you can see the game supports UltraWide monitors with HUD anchoring ast the last option, while FOV adjustments are there as well as up to Ultra graphics. There's not much to change here, and it really would've been nicer to see more graphical adjustment in the Halo games on the PC but then I do get it as there's a very good reason behind it.

 

343 Industries developed the game on consoles and not the PC, and is now giving it the once over getting it to the PC. None of the Halo games were built with what PC gamers consider standards: low, medium, high, ultra graphics settings. Those with lower-end machines can run games on low detail for improved FPS and high-end hardware owners can drop details to breach 120/144/240FPS for high refresh rate panels.

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