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corsair-hydro-x-series-water-cooling-gearBy Gavin Bonshor @ AnandTech

During Computex 2019, Corsair unveiled its new Hydro X series – a new range of water cooling hardware that marks its first entry into custom water cooling market. The range offers CPU blocks for multiple sockets, multiple fittings, tubing types, and a pump/reservoir combo, allowing users can build a high-performance system with nearly all Corsair branded parts. We used the Corsair Hydro X series in our ASRock X570 Aqua review and built a full system to showcase what Corsair is offering, and here is a build log of that system.

Read The Review Here

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.2.1 beta adds optimization for “Zombie Army 4: Dead War.” A handful issues have also been fixed. To begin with, unusually high memory usage with ReLive has been fixed. HDR content becoming excessively dark or bright with DirectX 12 games on RX 5000-series graphics cards, has been fixed. Camera element experiencing stutter with ReLive has been fixed. A missing scroll bar in the “compatibility” tab of Radeon Software application has been fixed. Also addressed is Radeon Software failing to detect VR games when SteamVR is running. Radeon Anti-Lag toggle audible alerts falsely sounding has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-nowSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has finally launched its GeForce Now streaming gaming service, and users can enjoy partial amounts of free gaming under the business model. There are two tiers of users on offer: Free, and Founders. The free tier, which you may give a go to check the streaming infrastructure and if it’s something you would enjoy paying for, is limited to 60-minute play sessions. This means that after the clock has stopped ticking (with potentially intrusive pop-up notifications reminding you of how much time you have left every 10 minutes), you’ll be forced to quit the game, and submit yourself to a playing queue until your next 60-minute window is up. RTX isn’t available in this tier, though – so if you also wanted to see for yourself what the raytracing talk is all about, you’ll have to pay $5 (monthly subscription) to cross that particular river.

Founder-tier members, however, will be able to enjoy the latest RTX-enabled games. The only ones listed on the service, for now, are Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Call of Duty: modern Warfare, Metro Exodus, and Deliver Us the Moon, which NVIDIA has recently started bundling with select RTX graphics cards). There is still a catch though: play sessions will be limited to 6 hours, after which time you’ll be brought back to a gaming queue (though you’ll have precedence over Free tier accounts, should there be many Founders-tier players in the queue, you might have to wait a while). There’s a limited-time 90-day introductory period of which you can take advantage while subscribing for the Founders tier right now, which means you will only be billed after that 90-day grace period is over. Remember – you have to own a digital copy of the game you want to play in any of the more popular storefronts, such as EPIC and Steam, before you can game – but it’s still a nice way to experience RTX should you currently own a non-RTX-enabled graphics card.

System requirements for NVIDIA’s GeForce Now are as stands:

  • 15 Mbps internet connection (25 Mbps recommended). A 5 GHz network is preferred if using wireless.
  • Any Windows PC running Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher, 4 GB of system memory, a 2.0 GHz dual-core X86 CPU or higher and a GPU that supports DirectX 11.
  • Any Mac with macOS 10.10 or higher.
  • Any Nvidia Shield TV (2015, 2017, 2019; Base and Pro models).
  • Any Android phone running Android 5.0 (L) or higher and 2 GB of system memory.
  • A Bluetooth gamepad is strongly recommended, including the Shield controller, Razer Raiju and Junglecat Mobile, or Steelseries Stratus Duo.
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command-live-broken-shield-300Time is running fast and tensions between Israel and Syria doesn’t seem to de-escalate. The entire region is in high alert, with rumours of military exercises being conducted on both sides.

Mark the day, as Command LIVE – Broken Shield 300 will be released on February 13th!

Inspired by the most recent geopolitical events, Command: LIVE – Broken Shield 300 scenario depicts how the Heyl Ha’Avir (or IAF, Israeli Air Force) would act in case of a military escalation in Syria and its final activation of S-300 missiles batteries to protect Iranian assets.

FEATURES

  • Playable as Israel (main side) and Syria (limited experience)
  • Carefully researched scenario featuring authentic representation of the Israeli Air Force down to the individual tail numbers in the respective squadrons
  • Feasible Russian made IADS network composed of both modern [S-300 PMU-2 (SA-20B), Buk (SA-17), Pantsir (SA-22)] and legacy [S-75 (SA-2), S-125 (SA-3), S-200 (SA-5), Kvadrat (SA-6), Osa (SA-8)] air defense systems
  • Realistic “what if” scenario aimed at exploring the ways to crack up to date IADS networks using all the tools available to a modern day western commander like long range stand-off weapons, OECM platforms, space based assets and even cyber attacks
  • Challenging scoring system based on the necessity of maintaining very low to non casualties and extracting downed pilots from enemy territory via SAR operations before they are captured by the enemy for propaganda purposes – rich backstory along with a developing one through the scenario

Get more information on the Command LIVE – Broken Shield 300 official product page.

zombie-army-4-dead-war1946 Europe lies in ruins, torn apart by “Plan Z.” The zombie Führer has been cast into Hell but Hitler’s hordes are back for more!

From the makers of Sniper Elite 4 and Strange Brigade, Zombie Army 4: Dead War rises today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! The brand new installment in Rebellion’s cult horror shooter series is available both digitally and in boxed copies.

Watch the launch trailer HERE.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Hitler’s hordes are back for more in this spine-chilling shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4! Abominable occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing new campaign for 1-4 players await in 1940s Europe, as you fight to save humankind from undead Armageddon!

Shocking New Campaign
The resistance have defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell – but the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before!
Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond!
Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before…and lived to tell the tale!

Award-Winning Gunplay
Experience the genre-defining ballistics Rebellion made famous in the Sniper Elite series, and put it to good use against the shambling hordes of the damned!

The PC edition is available on the Epic Games Store.

More game info is available on the official Zombie Army 4: Dead War website.

command-live-broken-shield-300We are receiving news from Israel about an increase in military exercises, close to the borders with Syria.

Tensions are rising between these two countries after the latest attack conducted by the IAF has destroyed an Iranian cargo containing advanced guidance systems – probably to be delivered to Hezbollah – in Syrian controlled territory.

Damascus’ regime has been proving to have increased its air interdiction capacities, even threating the IAF in its own airspace, so it is very likely that Israel would try to prevent this to finally happening in some way.

The current situation is very volatile and it could escalate at any moment.

Get more information from the latest Command LIVE News Report! (.PDF)

Command LIVE – Broken Shield 300 is a DLC for Command: Modern Operations. Check out the official product page.

asus-tuf-gaming-x570-plus-moboBy Morry Teitelman @ PC Perspective

As part of ASUS’ TUF (The Ultimate Force) product line, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus motherboard was designed for stability and longevity under the most grueling conditions. The board offers support for the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory running at up to 3200MHz speeds in stock configuration, featuring full RGB support and active cooling provided for the X570 chipset integrated into the chipset overlay. Further, ASUS integrated PCIe 4.0 slot support into the board’s dual PCIe x16 slots for support of the latest in graphics technologies.

Read The Review Here

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today posted, the latest version of GeForce software. Version 442.19 WHQL comes game-ready for “Zombie Army: Dead War 4,” “Apex Legends Season 4,” and “Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story.” With these drivers, NVIDIA improved the maximum frame-rate setting with limits between 20 and 1,000 FPS. Find this setting in “NVIDIA Control Panel>3D Settings>Maximum Frame Rate control.” NVIDIA also introduced VRSS (VR super-sampling), an image quality enhancement that super sampling selectively on the central region of a frame.

Among the bug fixes are a game crash during a cutscene in “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine,” [email protected] experiencing driver crash (TDR) on “Maxwell” GPUs, random stoppage of OBS streaming with “Call of Duty Modern Warfare,” Battleye with NVIDIA low-latency mode causing a DWM crash and recovery; certain SLI+G-Sync stutter issues being fixed; a “Doom” (2016) game crash with “Kepler” GPUs, and an NVENC memory leak.

You can download the GeForce Software 442.19 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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