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As Corsair Goes Public as Marketing Director Promises Steady Sailing

Corsair Gaming Inc. set sail on the Nasdaq today, officially becoming a public company. The company, which makes PC components as well as peripherals, originally intended to price itself at $17 on the Nasdaq, but opened at $15.12  and closed at $14.25  – down over 16%. But one day, the company feels, isn’t defining. In fact, Harry Butler, director of PR and marketing communications at Corsair, thinks it’s in its best position ever. “This is just one day, Butler said. “We’re delighted to be listed as a publicly traded company.” The Nasdaq was down overall (about 3%). Butler is optimistic….

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Adata Gets Serious With Spectrix D50 Xtreme: 5,000 MHz RAM at 1.6V

Adata Spectrix D50 Xtreme (Image credit: Adata)Adata is ready to play with the big boys. The company this week launched the Spectrix D50 Xtreme series of RAM tha’s are only available as DDR4-4800 and DDR4-5000 kits.The Spectrix D50 Xtreme memory modules compete with the best RAM with a revamped exterior to differentiate from the vanilla ones. The aluminium heat spreader flaunts a polished, mirror-like finish. The triangular RGB diffuser is still present to give the memory module a bit of bling.Considering the extreme frequencies, it’s no surprise that Adata only commercializes the Spectrix D50 Xtreme in dual-channel flavors with a…

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Western Digital, Seagate Differ on Selling Hard Drives to Huawei

Being one of the leading high-tech companies in the world, Huawei has to buy hardware from thousands of producers. As a result, the restrictions imposed by the US government on Huawei and its affiliates have affected hundreds of companies in the US. Seagate and Western Digital are the world’s only companies that sell both hard drives and solid-state drives. While neither SSDs nor HDDs are made in the US, they use technologies developed in the country. As a result, the companies may need to obtain a license to sell these products to Huawei. Surprisingly, the two firms seem to have…

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AMD Dimgrey Cavefish Reportedly Points To Navi 23 GPU

Continuing with AMD’s tendency for fishy codenames, the chipmaker (via @Komachi Ensaka) has added support for a Dimgrey Cavefish graphics card to Mesa 20.3-devel. Much like Sienna Cichlid and Navy Flounder, Dimgrey Cavefish is presumed to be a RDNA 2 graphics cards that’ll surely unsettle the gaming graphics card hierachy as we know it.AMD has already committed to lift the curtains for the Radeon RX 6000 series, which have been popularly baptized as Big Navi, on October 28. Therefore, it’s not too surprising that the chipmaker’s trio of next-generation graphics cards are doing their rounds in the wild. We don’t…

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Neoverse Roadmap Helps Explain Why Nvidia Wants Arm

Nvidia recently announced its planned ARM acquisition in a blockbuster $40 billion deal, and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s key messages include his belief in the future of ARM’s data center architectures. Aside from leveraging the licensing model to broaden GeForce’s penetration, Huang also says that Nvidia plans to accelerate the ARM’s CPU roadmap to deliver a faster cadence of innovation to licensees, and he even left the door open for Nvidia-branded ARM CPUs, both of which could mark a fundamental shift in the balance of power in the data center. Today, we can see why Huang is so bullish on ARM’s…

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Xbox One X Sales Rocket Amid Xbox Series X Preorders

The Xbox Series X went up for pre-order today, but if Amazon’s sales ranking charts are to believed, there may be a lot of people getting the wrong console this holiday season. Nintendeal founder Andrew Wolf, under the Twitter handle @AndrewAlerts, found that the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s most powerful console last generation, had skyrocketed on Amazon’s sales charts under “Movers & Shakers in Video Games.”Xbox One X sales rank is up 747% on Amazon lol…Wonder how many people bought an Xbox One X instead of an Xbox Series X 22, 2020As of this writing, the Xbox One…

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Galax Unveils RTX 3090 Gamer With Lego Design

Are you a big fan of Legos? Do you want to build a building block-themed PC? As spotted by Expreview, Galax has something right up your alley with the Lego-themed GeForce RTX 3090 Gamer graphics card. Galax is no stranger to unusual designs, like the RTX 2080 Super EX Pink Edition, or the all-white design (PCB and shroud) of an RTX 2080 Ti Hall of Fame Edition. But while the company has been doing those designs for years, the design language of the RTX 3090 GAMER is something we have not seen before.Looking at the card from the front, you can…

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AMD Navy Flounder and Sienna Cichlid GPU Specs Leak in ROCm Update

A sharp-eyed redditor found a listing in the new ROCm (Radeon open compute) firmware update that reveals some of the specs for the highly-anticipated RDNA2 Sienna Cichlid (Big Navi) and Navy Flounder (Navi 22 or 23) graphics cards. Things could change over the next month as AMD fine-tunes its gear, so take these specs with a grain of salt – even though the numbers come from an official firmware update, these specs aren’t confirmed.The firmware update indicates Sienna Cichlid (Navi 21, i.e., Big Navi) will feature 80 CUs and a 256-bit memory bus. The CU count for this GPU is…

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Newegg Mistakenly Lists Pricing For Custom GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs

Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 (Image credit: Asus)The GeForce RTX 3090, which will likely destroy even the fastest gaming graphics card, has already gone up on Newegg. Although the U.S. retailer doesn’t publicly disclose the pricing, a resourceful Redditor has discovered a way to uncover the prices for the different custom models. We confirmed the postings, and even found a few extra. The GeForce RTX 3090 is scheduled to go on sale on September 24, just a couple of days from now. Nvidia itself will charge $1,499 for the Founders Edition, but there will be tons of custom options for…

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Asus Rated Best Laptop Brand for First Time Ever

Every year for the last 10 years, Laptop Mag has released a list of best laptop brands. For the first time ever, Asus has earned a spot at the top of the list.According to Laptop Mag, the laptops coming from Asus over the past year have been consistently reliable with powerful specs to back them up. The machines have ranged from simple Chromebooks to serious gaming systems.Laptop brands are evaluated based on a range of criteria from hardware design and review scores to support and warranty services. The time period reviewed this year began May 15, 2019 and ended May…

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Zotac Overwhelmed With 20,000 GeForce RTX 3080 Pre-Orders From Amazon

Demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 has reached a fever pitch, and you can’t currently find any RTX 3080s in stock at any retailer. Once cards are actually come in stock, they’re immediately gobbled up by customers (or bots). That’s also having an impact on GPU makers, like Zotac, which says it’s struggling to process 20,000 RTX 3080 pre-orders from its Amazon storefront.While Zotac certainly appreciates all the orders on one level, supplying them will be a challenge. Zotac_DACH announced on Twitter (and has since deleted) that it is completely overwhelmed by the 20,000 units, and it will take at…

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Dell Quietly Slashes Price of the 4K 120Hz OLED Alienware 55 Monitor by $1000

Dell was the first company to unveil a large-format gaming display — the Alienware 55 — based on an OLED panel back at CES 2019. It just so happens that Dell appears to be the first maker to slash pricing of such a product, too. The Alienware 55 uses a 55-inch OLED panel featuring a 4K resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, a 130,000:1 contrast ratio, a 0.5 ms gray-to-gray response time, as well as a 120 Hz maximum refresh rate. This high refresh rate along with support for VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology in its AMD FreeSync Premium as well as Nvidia G-Sync-compatible…

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Report: Why The GeForce RTX 3080’s GDDR6X Memory Is Clocked at 19 Gbps

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)German publication Igor’s Lab has launched an investigation into why Nvidia chose 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory for the GeForce RTX 3080 and not the faster 21 Gbps variant. There are various claims, but it’s not entirely clear how exactly some of the testing was conducted, or where the peak temperature came from.The GeForce RTX 3080, which is the newly anointed king of gaming graphics cards, comes equipped with 10GB of GDDR6X memory. Unsurprisingly, the 10 memory chips are from Micron since the U.S. chipmaker is the only one that produces GDDR6X…

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This Raspberry Pi Polaroid Camera Project Puts Snapchat to Shame

Taking pictures on the Raspberry Pi just got old school with maker Sam Zeloof’s Polaroid Pi project! Using a receipt printer and Raspberry Pi housed inside an old Pronto Polaroid Land camera, he’s able to print images on demand.The project uses a Raspberry Pi with an Adafruit thermal printer. The printer can be used to print anything using a roll of thermal receipt paper. Zeloof rigged the printer to produce black and white images instead of the usual text.The device will print the images almost as soon as they are taken. Full resolution copies of each image are stored internally…

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EVGA to Stock ‘Thousands’ of Nvidia RTX 3080 Ampere GPUs This Week

Nvidia’s launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards have left many feeling left in the cold as the cards sold out almost immediately. According to EVGA’s global product management director Jacob Freeman (via Twitter), the third-party GPU maker could stock ‘thousands’ more Nvidia RTX 3080 cards over the coming week, with stock coming in every few days. That gives us at least a glimmer of hope that supply will improve this week, though we fully anticipate the shortages to persist for some’s encouraging that EVGA will have more custom RTX 3080 graphics cards coming to market this week, and…

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This Raspberry Pi Robot Plays Tic-Tac-Toe So You Never Play Alone

If you’re sick of single-player tic-tac-toe, this Raspberry Pi project created by 3DprintedLife is just for you. Using a camera alongside a robotic arm, this Pi-powered robot is the ultimate tic-tac-foe.The robot was designed entirely by 3DprintedLife using CAD software and 3D printed. The body consists mainly of a robotic arm controlled by servo motors and a camera positioned above a small playing field. The camera observes the game while the Pi calculates moves in real-time. We recently featured 3DprintedLife’s automatic card shuffler back in July, which also relied on image recognition.3DprintedLife created a custom PCB for the project designed…

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Crucial MX500 SSD Provides 500GB of Storage For Just $57

The MX500 internal SSD from Crucial is currently listed on Amazon for just $57.99. Its usual price lingers around $69, making this a 17% total discount. The 2.5″ SSD is well-suited for both laptops and desktops with limited space.Crucial MX500 500 GB Internal SSD: was $69, now $57 @Amazon This deal saves you a total of $12, providing 500 GB worth of storage at just .11 cents per gigabyte. It can reach read/write speeds as high as 560/510 megabytes per second.View DealThe SSD uses a SATA 6 Gbps interface. It has a small form factor, measuring in at just 4.06″…

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LG 27″ 4K IPS Monitor Only $249 With Promo Code

The LG 27UK500-B is a 4K, IPS monitor that usually runs for $349. But if you act soon, you can snag one off BuyDig for $249 using promo code UNY24.The LG monitor has a max resolution of 3840 x 2160. It’s an IPS display, making it much easier to see the screen clearly from different angles. It also features 98% sRGB color spectrum coverage.LG 27″ 27UK500-B Monitor: was $349, now $249 @BuyDig This UHD monitor from LG features 98% Color Gamut and uses AMD FreeSync technology. It can be easily mounted to a wall or used with a stand.View DealThis…

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This Raspberry Pi Adds MIDI to a Korg Monotron Synth

Makers keep finding new ways to upgrade the world around them with a Raspberry Pi, and we can’t help but show off their hard work! Maker Zack Scholl took the creative path with this Raspberry Pi project, using the Pi to add MIDI functionality on an otherwise “MIDI-less” Korg Monotron synthesizer.Scholl not only shared the final project, but also included complete instructions so you can recreate it yourself. It essentially uses a Raspberry Pi as a MIDI-to-CV controller enabling the Korg Monotron to operate as a MIDI instrument.According to Scholl, the basic concept involves converting the MIDI input to voltage….

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USB Overload: Portwell Motherboard Has 20 USB Ports

Do you need 20 USB ports? If so, Portwell has you covered with its new PEB-9783G2AR motherboard that comes equipped with (that’s right) 20 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.Surprisingly, the PEB-9783G2AR supports all 20 of it’s USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports natively. That means there are no fancy gizmos like splitters or hubs, so you’ll get the full bandwidth of the USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface on all USB ports. Of course, there are compromises; both chipsets support up to eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and 4 USB 2.0 ports natively. Presumably, to get…