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How Ray Tracing Works – Technology Explained

Ray tracing is a rendering technique for more life-like lighting effects in a 3D scene. As the name suggests, each ray of light has its path traced from the camera to objects on screen and then to light sources. Traditionally, games use rasterization for calculating the lighting effects, where the image being displayed on screen is flattened into a 2D plane and the brightness of each pixel is calculated according to the amount of light hitting it. With ray tracing, there is a lot more involved such as reflections, refractions, chromatic aberrations, light scattering and more.

Introducing CORSAIR iCUE Intelligent Control, Unlimited Possibilities

New Unified Software Interface Launches in Early Access Alongside Far Cry 5

FREMONT, CA, March 27nd, 2018 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the early access launch of its new unified software, iCUE. Bringing together the full range of CORSAIR products into a single intuitive interface, iCUE powers everything from CORSAIR keyboards, mice and headsets to fans, coolers and PSUs.

Patriot Launches Viper Series LED Gaming Mousepad


Patriot, a global leading brand in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper series, the Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. The Viper Series Gaming LED Mouse Pad offers fantastic decorative LED backlighting with an advanced polymer gaming surface. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad is a perfect match for any high-end gaming mouse and is designed to provide a better gaming experience for the serious gamer.

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MSI Announces The GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING Graphics Card


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MSI, world renowned graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, has officially announced the release of the GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING. This product uses the new exclusive Triple Force Architecture and is equipped with a Triple Level signals LED. The card, from the inside out, represents the next revolution thermal design. The combined power of the Twin BIOS and the card’s Enhanced Power Design equip gamers and extreme overclockers with the best graphics card. This superior performance is accompanied by a 20-phase power design that can unlock the limitless potential of the graphics card. Also featured is the patented GPU Reactor powered back plate design which filters power supply noise and improves overclocking stability.

The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is built using Military Class 4 components that have passed rigorous certification testing in laboratories. With such powerful components, this graphics card is guaranteed to have an impressive service life and excellent overclocking stability. Additionally, the popular 3×3 OC Kits allow for gamers to effectively monitor the status of the graphics card. MSI products are renowned for leading the industry due to the company’s innovative R&D, excellent performance, streamlined thermal design, and quality components and software.

The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is once again the most powerful graphics card.

Corsair Releases Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade Kits


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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the release of the Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade Kits. The new kits allow PC enthusiasts to enhance and customize the lighting of their Dominator Platinum DDR3 PC memory kits.

Corsair Announces New Flagship Hydro Series Liquid CPU Coolers


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Corsair, the leading supplier of high-performance liquid CPU coolers for PC enthusiasts, today announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers, a ground-up re-design of the world’s most popular, proven, and award-winning liquid CPU coolers, the H100 and H80. The new H100i and H80i models have been enhanced to deliver improved cooling, quieter operation, simpler installation, and Corsair Link digital control.

Better Cooling, Lower Noise
To improve cooling performance over previous generations, the Hydro Series H100i and H80i coolers use new, more efficient copper cold plates, improved manifolds, optimized fan designs, and larger diameter tubing for increased coolant flow. Corsair’s new flagship liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H100i, utilizes a 240mm radiator for increased surface area and cooling capacity. The Hydro Series H80i uses a double-thick 120mm radiator and two fans in a ‘push-pull’ arrangement and is compatible with most enthusiast cases with a 120mm rear exhaust fan.

MSI Dominates 3DMark 11 Performance


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In the highly competitive world of extreme performance, MSI has once again grabbed the reigns with its Z77 MPOWER and R7970 Lightning Graphics card. Inspired by the availability of the MSI Z77 MPOWER several professional overclockers have started challenging the top scores in 3DMark 11. With the synergy of the MSI Z77 MPOWER mainboards and MSI Lightning series graphics cards, some incredible new scores have been set including the first single graphics card system to break 18000 marks in the 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark by Ukrain’s T0lsty.