Patrick Chiang

Patrick Chiang

Patrick Chiang is a tech and gaming enthusiast. When he's not writing content for the site, he's usually looking at cat pictures on his phone.

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When was the last time you played a couch co-op game with your friends? If you’re like me, someone who stopped buying consoles ages ago, it’s probably been a while. You might have even noticed the slow decline of split-screen titles. Couch co-op was my childhood, though, and an experience I’ve missed. From GoldenEye 007 to Super Smash Bros., or even Halo, these games bring me back to a time when...
E3 2019: Square Enix Recap
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With a more personal touch this year, featuring real life presenters, Square Enix had plenty of enthusiasm to share with its fans. From long-awaited titles to classic remasters, the company had something for everyone. Here's a look the company's latest games. New Final Fantasy VII Remake The Final Fantasy VII Remake is a highly anticipated game with a big fanbase. Square Enix announced that it...
E3 2019: Ubisoft Recap
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Keeping tabs on the old and bringing in some new, Ubisoft had plenty to share at E3 this year. Whether you’ve played a few titles here and there or have an ongoing collection, players will now be able to play all of Ubisoft’s offerings plus get early access to new releases, bonus content, and more with Uplay+. Similar to Xbox Game Pass or EA Access, this subscription service will cost $14.99 a...
E3 2019: AMD RX 5700-Series GPUs and 16-Core Ryzen CPU
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As promised at AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming event at E3, CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled what everyone had been waiting for—new 7nm AMD Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards, as well as a surprise with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core processor. An AMD exclusive 50th Anniversary Edition of...
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As the largest computer expo, Computex has no shortage of interesting designs, eye-catching hardware, and new technology. This gathering of more than a thousand companies includes many of the industry's top leaders, all showcasing their latest and greatest. There's plenty to cover, so here's a quick summary of what's to come and things that raised an eyebrow or two. Desktops and Laptops AMD,...
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Computex is back again this year with big announcements from industry heavyweights including AMD, Intel®, and NVIDIA with new processors, chipsets, and graphics cards. See if there's anything for you, below. AMD CPU Starting it off, AMD highlighted the advancements of its Zen 2 architecture with up to a 15% increase in instructions per clock (IPC) compared to its predecessor. Zen 2 will be...
3 months ago
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Does your system use an SSD or HDD? What if I told you HDD users that you could bring new life to your system with a simple upgrade for the price of less than a dinner for two? And no, the answer is not by downloading more RAM. (Jokes aside, this is not a real thing. Do not pay to download RAM.) Interested? While it sounds like snake oil at first, Intel® Optane™ memory packs memory advancements...
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If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Apex Legends, then here’s your wake-up call. While it doesn’t have the player base compared to big titles like Fortnite or PUBG, probably because it’s not available on mobile (yet?), “Ape Legs,” as at least two of us in the office like to call it, isn’t fighting this battle sitting down. In less than one week of a February release, Apex has...
3 months ago
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Performance computing no longer requires the physical footprint it used to, and systems have shrunk accordingly. Intel® is no newcomer to the game, with plenty of NUC options, both barebones and prebuilt;...
3 months ago
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Springtime is all about cleaning and, while you’re busy folding clothes, organizing drawers, and dusting shelves, your computer is slowly suffocating. It’s easy to overlook cleaning your PC, but you shouldn’t put it off for too long. If left powered on, a computer will slowly build up dust, which can impede airflow, resulting in higher temperatures and possibly hardware failure. Try swiping your...
5 months ago
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The best parts of building your own system are the flexibility, component options, savings, and the “I did it myself” feeling of accomplishment. I’ve also been looking at computers since I was a kid and, to this day, manufacturers will offer something like a top-tier Core™ i7 processor with 64GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a GTX 1030. And just like you, I’m whispering the same three words to myself....
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Are you tired of having a bag for computer “things?” Would you rather just carry the essentials? Well, with this Sanho HyperDrive USB-C Hub, you can. Made for the Apple MacBook power adapter (both...
6 months ago
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With every advancement in hardware or design, there are bound to be a few tradeoffs, so we rely on companies to stay on their toes and create solutions to problems we didn’t have before. The Apple MacBook Pro (and...
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There was plenty of hype surrounding AMD this year at CES, mainly regarding details about its new graphics card. Well, AMD did deliver, in addition to news about its CPU advancements in the mobile, desktop, and server segments. While there was a lot shown, there was also a lot teased. I'm looking at you, Navi. Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series Mobile Processors AMD started off its keynote with updated...
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At CES 2019, MSI unveiled a wide selection of gaming and creativity products ranging from laptops to monitors. Most of the systems feature updated Intel® processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. MSI is also working on next-gen gaming technologies designed for more immersive gaming with synced RGB lights and haptic feedback. GS75 Stealth & GE75 Raider Previously seen in the...
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