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HyperX Launches Fury Ultra RGB Gaming Mousepad in the Philippines!

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HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today launched its FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad in Philippines. The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilizes a micro-textured hard surface with anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed and stability. The new product is now available in leading etail and retail stores at an MSRP of PHP 4,090/-.
“With the Fury Ultra RGB mousepad been unveiled at CES, HyperX is happy to launch it in Philippines to cater to enthusiast PC gamers.” said HyperX. “This mousepad lets the user customize lighting and set up effects for each of the 20 LEDs with the HyperX NGENUITY Software.”

Part Number:
Light effects: Per-LED RGB lighting1
Cable type: Braided
Weight: 580g
Thickness: 5.0mm
Dimensions: Width: 359.4mm
Length: 299.4mm
length: 1.8m
Material: Plastic
1 Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

AMD Bundles Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter Iceborne with Radeon RX 5500 and 5700 Series GPUs

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Those who purchase an AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series or select Radeon RX 5700 Series-powered desktop PCs will receive Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition and Resident Evil 3. That’s already around $120 value on top of the card you’re buying.

On the other hand, those who go for AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series will get Resident Evil 3, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Warcraft III: Reforged. Further, purchasing select Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M-powered PC desktops and laptops nets gamers copies of Resident Evil 3 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

Previous generation GPUs are nada, unfortunately. So if you just bought those, you're out of luck. Nothing for Radeon RX 5600 Series GPUs, too.

Oh and yeah, it seems you’ll also get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass subscription, but that’s only for the Radeon RX 5700 Series and the RX 5500 XT GPUs, and the Radeon RX 5500 GPUs will only come with the games.

The deal is now live and will be available through April 25, 2020 and can be redeemed until May 25, 2020. This is all in part of AMD’s Raise the Game Bundle, which is definitely a sweet deal in our books.

Realme Prepares First 5G Flagship X50 Pro Launch in Madrid Through a Global Livestream Event

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realme, the fastest-growing smartphone brand, continues to expand its 5G portfolio with the realme X50 Pro 5G, which will be launched globally through a livestream hosted in Madrid, Spain.

The online event will happen on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (UTC+01:00) on YouTube, Facebook and the company’s official website With the theme “Speed of the Future,” the online launch will underscore the brand’s remarkable growth and innovations and It is expected to welcome audience from more than 15 markets around the globe.

First Snapdragon 865 realme smartphone

As a global leader in 5G technology, realme proudly presents the realme X50 Pro 5G as among the first to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Earlier this year, realme launched one of the world’s first 5G smartphones packed with the Snapdragon 765G -- the “5G Youth Flagship” realme X50 5G. Realme continues to elevate the user experience by bringing its second 5G smartphone, the realme X50 Pro 5G, its first 5G flagship product built with the Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform.

As a young brand, realme leverages its strong partnership with Qualcomm to take on the challenge of transitioning to a more advanced technology by enabling global consumers to enjoy the latest innovation instantly.

realme expands product portfolio as a tech-trendy brand 

Since its entry in the market as a game-changer brand, realme has thrived with the brand concept of “Dare to Leap” and its highly competitive smartphone products. Total shipments of realme smartphones during the third quarter of 2019 exceeded 10 million, according to data from Counterpoint, ranking realme 7th around the world. Compared with the same period in 2018, realme has grown by 808 percent, making it the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world. At the same time, realme as a global-oriented brand, has entered 25 markets worldwide, including China, India, Southeast Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe, thus strengthening its global foothold.

Locally, realme is also on full steam in offering real value to Filipino smartphone users. Just this February, global analysis firm Canalys reported realme Philippines is the top 4 smartphone brand in terms of sell-in shipments for the last quarter of 2019, having grown by 707 percent from the preceding year.

This 2020, realme is gearing up to be a "Popularizer of Tech Fashion & Fun" while maintaining its focus on the demands of its young market. With the combined portfolio of smartphones and AIoT, realme will create the most stylish and smartest tech products that suit the lifestyle of young consumers and provide global customers with trendy tech devices ready to offer optimum experience.

SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT 6GB Review

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If Steam’s Hardware Survey results are anything to go by, it’s that midrange GPUs, specifically NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060, can spell awesome value for money that can last you a couple of years before you upgrade. That’s an almost 4-year old GPU, mind you, and it’s still at the top of its game. AMD might be looking to replace and dethrone the GTX 1060 with the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and now we have the SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT to see if there’s a chance for that to happen.


Coming from SAPPHIRE’s Pulse RX 5500 XT, the Pulse RX 5600 XT features quite the similar design, albeit with some style changes befitting of an upgrade. It’s still the same Dual-X Cooling by Sapphire, but it now comes with color accents instead of the all-black shroud we’ve seen on the Pulse RX 5500 XT.

The backplate also received the same treatment here. It still requires a single 8-pin power header, and we still don’t have RGB.

When it comes to outputs, the Pulse RX 5600 XT features one HDMI port and three DisplayPort outputs.


Our sample has already been updated with the latest BIOS, so just in case you’re not aware of it yet, best update to the latest one since we’re not exactly sure if what you’ll be getting will be shipped with it. Moving forward, we’ll push through with our benchmark tests, and mostly comparing it with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super we have on hand. Furthermore, we’re updating our benchmark methods all thanks to DevTechProfile and CapFrameX, which you can also download here.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X  
GPU: SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT 6GB  
Cooler: Noctua NH-D15  
Storage: Plextor M9e 512GB M.2 SSD + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD 
PSU: Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 
Case: Silverstone RL06  
OS: Windows 10 Pro  
Display: ViewSonic VX2758 144Hz Monitor 

3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its Extreme counterpart rendering visuals in 4K.

3DMark Firestrike
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark for modern gaming PCs. Its ambitious real-time graphics are rendered with detail and complexity far beyond other DirectX 11 benchmarks and games. With Extreme and Ultra versions raising resolution in 25650 x 1440 and 4K.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V is the very first title to support NVIDIA's Ray Tracing. Our test involves a run on the War Stories – The Last Tiger section to at least standardize and test out its performance equally across the board. And of course, everything possible to adjust set to maximum/ultra. Drive it hard.

DirectX 12
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Anti-aliasing Post-processing: TAA High
DXR: Off
Effects Quality Ultra
GPU Memory Restriction: Off
Graphics Quality: Ultra
Lighting Quality: Ultra
Mesh Quality: Ultra
Post-processing Quality: Ultra
Resolution Scale: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Texture Filtering: Ultra
Texture Quality: Ultra
Undergrowth Quality: Ultra
Framerate Limiter: 200
VSync: Off
Future Frame Rendering: Off

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 despite its age is still one of the most demanding titles as it holds up graphically. Our test is done on Oxenfurt.

VSync: Off
FPS: Unlimited
NVIDIA Hairworks: Off
Number of Background Characters: Ultra
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Water Quality: Ultra
Grass Density: Ultra
Texture Quality: Ultra
Foliage Visibility Range: Ultra
Detail Level: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Depth of Field: On
Chromatic Abberation: On
Vignetting: On
Light Shafts: On

Gears of War 5

Gears of War 5 is the latest installment in The Coalition's Gears of War franchise. It's a third person shooter that features a cover-system mechanic and a mini-game reload mechanic. It also features an exact 1-minute benchmark that we're going to use for our data.

API: DirectX 12 
Ultra Settings Preset
Min/Max Frame Rate: None/Unlimited
Character Texture Detail: Ultra
Effects Texture Detail: Ultra
Dynamic Shadow Quality: Ultra
World Texture Detail: Ultra
Texture Streaming: Ultra
Capsule Shadow Quality: Ultra
Screen Space Reflections: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion Quality: Ultra
World Level of Detail: Ultra
Tesselation Quality: Ultra
Animation Quality: Best

Ashes of the Singularity - Escalation

Ashes of the Singularity - Escalation is a massive-scale real time strategy game. We'll be using the game's benchmark tool to test out performance in Vulkan.

API: Vulkan
Preset: Crazy
Point Light Quality: High
Glare Quality: High
Shading Samples: 16 million
Terrain Shading Samples: 12 million
Shadow Quality: High
Temporal AA Duration: 0
Temporal AA Time Slice: 0
Multisample Anti-Aliasing: 4X
Compressed textures: True

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers
The Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers official benchmark tool uses actual maps and playable characters to assign a score to your PC and rate its performance. A character creation tool is also included, allowing you to view a playable character as they will appear in-game.
Graphics Settings: Maximum Preset
Real-time Reflections: Maximum
Anti-aliasing: FXAA
Transparent Lighting Quality: High
Grass Quality: High
Parallax Occlusion: High
Tessellation: High
Glare: Standard
Texture Filtering: Anisotropic x16

Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 features an in-game benchmark mode that loads an automated race to profile your PC's performance in various settings. It looks cool as heck, too.

VSync: Off
Motion Blur: Off
Anisotropic Filtering: Ultra
Night Shadows: On
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Environment Texture Quality: Ultra
Static Geometry Quality: Ultra
Dynamic Geometry Quality: Ultra
SSAO Quality: High
Reflection Quality: High
Windshield Reflection Quality: High
Mirror Quality: Ultra
World Car Level of Detail: Ultra
Deformable Terrain Quality: Ultra
SSR Quality: High
Lens Effects: Ultra
Shader Quality: Ultra
Particle effects Quality: High

Our temperature tests are done with the system idle in the first 30 minutes after boot up, and afterwards a load test of 3DMark Time Spy on loop for another 30 minutes.




There’s plenty of reasons why AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB can indeed become successful on its path to dethrone the GTX 1060. The numbers here don’t lie. The SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT delivers superb performance with our tests. Furthermore, its launch price of around $289 puts it a whole lot cheaper than NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 Super, and slightly above the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. To drive the point home, AMD’s drivers age so good that you can expect better performance over time. When it comes to value for money? There’s no contest here. The SAPPHIRE Pulse RX 5600 XT takes the cake.

HyperX Launches Its QuadCast Streaming Mic in Philippines!

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HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the launch of the HyperX QuadCastTM microphone in Philippines for streaming and audio recording. HyperX QuadCast features a built-in anti-vibration shock mount and offers four polar pattern choices, gain control, a built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute feature that indicates the mute status by turning off the red LED lighting. This microphone will now be available at an MSRP of PHP 8,990 through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets.

Capturing clear and consistent audio via USB, HyperX Quadcast offers four polar patterns: stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional for flexibility in audio capture, and utilizes a built-in internal pop filter designed to reduce noise for clearer voice quality. 

The QuadCast comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5mm headphone output for live mic monitoring. The QuadCast microphone offers multi-device chat program compatibility and is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak. The included mount adapter fits both 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes and is compatible with most stands and boom arms. The QuadCast microphone is designed to meet the exacting demands of PC, PlayStation 4, and Mac for professional or aspiring streamers.

“Over the years, HyperX has become synonymous with gaming. Our continued efforts have created a range of high-performing peripherals for gamers,” said HyperX. “With the introduction of the HyperX QuadCast microphone, our team is showing its continued dedication to gamers, streamers and casters alike.”

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HyperX QuadCast Specifications
             Power consumption: 5V 125mA
             Sample/bit rate: 48kHz/16-bit
             Element: Electret condenser microphone
             Condenser type: Three 14mm condensers
             Polar patterns: Stereo, Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional
             Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
             Sensitivity: -36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
             Cable length: 3m
             Microphone: 254g
             Shock mount and stand: 364g
             Total with USB cable: 710g
             Headphone Output
             Impedance: 32 Ω
             Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
             Maximum power output: 7mW
             THD: ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS)
             SNR: ≥ 90dB (1kHZ, RL=∞)

Realme Invites Fans to #ShareTheLovein its Valentine’s Day Promo

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Who says countdowns are only for Christmas when you can both count the days and get a chance to win a prize before the sweetest day of the year? realme Philippines celebrates the love month with a series of giveaways through its #ShareTheLove contest.

From February 10 to 14, realme will post one question daily in its official community Facebook group. The fans must answer the question and share their cherished experiences with the entire realme family to qualify for the contest. Up to Php 20,000+ worth of exciting prizes including realme’s latest lineup of smart wearables such as the Buds Air, Buds Wireless and Buds await the winners and some lucky nominees daily. Other freebies include branded 10,000 mAh powerbanks and shirts.

“The realme community holds a special place in our hearts for their continued support since we started our entry here in the Philippines. We always aim to give back the love to every Filipino as we encourage our fans to open up about the stories they hold dear. More than giving away prizes, it is also our priority to make every realme fan feel loved this Valentine’s Day,” shares realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang.

Considered as the fastest growing online community in the local smartphone industry, realme Philippines currently has 61,500+ active Facebook community members. Interested fans are always welcome to join the realme community on Facebook to stay updated on the latest promos, software updates, camera hacks,Mobile Legends league schedule, and other brand announcements. Follow realmeand join the discussion on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more real-time updates.

The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 with World’s Fastest 300Hz Laptop Gaming Display Now Available in PH

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the availability of their newest variants of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701—the GX701GXR-HG113T and the GX701GWR-HG107T. 

Now powered with the world’s first 300Hz refresh rate gaming laptop display, the award-winning ROG Zephyrus S GX701 continues to break the limits beyond the gaming standard. In true ROG fashion, they are still armed with an Active Aerodynamic System for better cooling performance; a 17” narrow-bezel Pantone Validated display for immersive gaming, as well as Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and RTX graphics for smooth user experience. The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 continues to redefine the meaning of “Go Big, Stay Slim”.

The ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR-HG113T and ROG Zephyrus S GX701GWR-HG107T are now available in accredited ASUS and ROG stores, nationwide, for PHP 209,995 and PHP 169,995 respectively. Any purchase of these latest variants will come with a bundle of ROG 17” backpack, ROG Cerberus gaming headset, ROG Gladius II mouse, and ROG Eye webcam.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX701GXR-HG113T
17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC, Pantone Validated
             Intel Core i7-9750H processor
             NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6
             32GB DDR4 RAM
             PCIE NVME 1TB M.2 SSD(Hyper Drive)
             Windows 10 Home
             Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Gigabit Wi-Fi
             Bluetooth 5.0
             2 x 2W speakers with Smart AMP technology
             1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
             1 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C
             1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A
             2 x USB 2.0 Type A
             1x HDMI 2.0b
             230W Power Adaptor
             39.9 (W) x 27.2 (D) x 18.7 (H) cm
             2.60 Kg
             PHP 209,995

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX701GWR-HG107T
             17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC, Pantone Validated
             Intel Core i7-9750H processor
             NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
             16GB DDR4 RAM
             M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB/1TB SSD
             Windows 10 Home
             Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Gigabit Wi-Fi
             Bluetooth 5.0
             2 x 2W speakers with Smart AMP technology
             1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
             1 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C
             1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A
             2 x USB 2.0 Type A
             1x HDMI 2.0b
             230W Power Adaptor
             39.9 (W) x 27.2 (D) x 18.7 (H) cm
             2.60 Kg
             PHP 169,995