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    ASUS Rolls Out ROG Crosshair VIII Impact - Not Strictly Mini-ITX

    Well, they can't just put straight connectors there because then it would interfere with the GPU...
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    VESA Updates DisplayHDR Standard with Tighter Specifications and New DisplayHDR 1400 Performance Level

    Well, yes and no. Having a monitor that's fullscreen, constantly that bright yeah: kinda useless unless in direct sunlight. But it's not just about the whole panel. The idea with HDR, local dimming etc. etc. is about peak brightness in certain spots: for example when you're playing a game or...
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    AMD Radeon 19.7.3 Drivers Increase RX 5700 Series Idle Fan Speeds by Over 50%

    When I read the article's title, I thought the idle fan speed was set at 50% and I was already expecting memes about AMD cards running hot again. But... luckily I misinterpreted the title haha.
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    ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7

    As the article mentions, the 10-phase VRM is in a '(4 x 2) + 2 configuration '. I believe this means that it has 8 phases (which use 4 doublers) for the Vcore and 2 phases for the SOC. But... I just read these terms a lot on the internet, I'm afraid I don't exactly know what they mean. I'm not...
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    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition Pictured - Gold and Black Color Scheme

    Fits nice with the old Asus 'budget' motherboard color-scheme haha: https://motherboarddb.com/motherboards/?manufacturer=10&dt=grid&colors=8&page=1
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    Intel 10th Generation Core Case-badges Revealed

    I feel like Intel is doing as much as they can to push articles about AMD away. I feel like there have been much much more Intel articles last days than AMD articles, while Intel has barely any product to launch until the end of this year. I haven't fact checked that though, just a feeling so...
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    Valve Officially Launches the Valve Index VR HMD, Full Kit Preorder Up for $999

    I think they deliberately don't specify a fixed FOV because I believe it's different per user. The inside of the headset that has the lenses attached to it can move forward/backwards a bit to accommodate for glasses and just general face differences. The closer the glasses are to your eyes, the...
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    ASUS Rolls Out TUF B450M-Pro Gaming Motherboard

    I don't quite understand how this is a 'new' board. It was on their site since at least late december 2018. That's also when I added it to my website: https://motherboarddb.com/motherboards/1469/TUF%20B450M-Pro%20Gaming/ So... why a press release now? :confused:
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    NZXT Announces HUE 2 Ambient Kit V2

    I made my own DIY ambilight behind my (ultrawide) monitor. It has more leds, fits my monitor exactly and is waaay cheaper than the NZXT stuff. Though of course it wasn't as plug&play as the NZXT kit and doesn't fit into their ecosystem.
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    ASRock Announces Steel Legend Family of Motherboards

    These boards are just updated versions of the previous Asrock Pro4 models. Just compare the boards: https://motherboarddb.com/motherboards/1286/B450%20Pro4/ https://motherboarddb.com/motherboards/1587/B450%20Steel%20Legend/ https://motherboarddb.com/motherboards/1285/B450M%20Pro4/...
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    Transcend Launches MTE220S M.2 NVMe SSD Series

    For most users that might be true, but for big data storage (businesses, enthusiasts, prosumers etc.) I personally don't think ssds will be cheaper $/TB than hdds before 2025. I do hope so though, I hope so...
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    ASRock Announces its Intel B365 Motherboard Series

    It's not only the Apex boards that have a non-standard PCB shape. Asus has recently also started to apply it in the TUF series ;)
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    Lenovo Confirms Mobile GeForce GTX 1160 GPU, Or Does It?

    When I'm not logged in, the date of the article is Jun 28th, 2018 15:33, when I'm logged in the date of the article is Jun 28th, 2017 15:33 EDIT: Scrap that, I just refreshed the page and the date (while being logged in) is suddenly 2018. Is it random?
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    DOOM with Vulkan Renderer Significantly Faster on AMD GPUs

    Khronos doesn't favor AMD (or any other manufacturer), it's just that AMD's architecture is better suited for Vulkan. The same way that Nvidia's architecure is often better suited for other APIs.
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    New ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre Tiny Transform Business Computing

    Are you referring to the 2nd image? In that image, the device is in tablet-mode, so the area around the keys has gone up. It's something that (as far as I know) is only used in Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga models (also in the current models): when you flip the model to tablet-mode, the area around the...