The Benefits of Charity Within the PC Gaming Community

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Partners with VRLA Tech’s Very Own GG Fyre

With the world in distress due to Covid-19, protests, riots and much more occurring on a daily basis, we at VRLA Tech wanted to join in a cause that benefited a population who truly needs it. VRLA Tech received contact from our very own sponsor GG Fyre in regards to joining him, PBTF (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) and Emire Jerky in a charity stream to help raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The thought of being able to help PBTF in the fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors brought joy to us here at the office.

 

Setting a Goal and Creating a Plan Through a 30 Day Gaming Experience

GG Fyre is planning on reaching his goal of $15,000 to donate to PBTF in order to help with their fight against cancer. To kick things off he centered the charity stream around his Stream channel on Facebook’s streaming platform. GG Fyre is a PC streamer who plays a game called Rocket League. It is a combination of Forza (racing game), Soccer and Football, the goal of this game is to strategically score goals using a car with your teammates. When Rocket League and Ryan (GG Fyre) team up, it’s a lethal combination. Ryan’s Facebook group is a community of caring, loving, goal oriented individuals who love what they do and share the same passion for helping others.

Where Do the Sponsors Come In?

Charity events usually consist of outside companies joining forces to contribute to something bigger and better than themselves. Teaming up with one another to create a successful event carries weight with not only the charity that is running the event but also those participating in the event as well as the viewers and those donating. In terms of partnering with GG Fyre, Empire Jerky and last but not least PBTF the overall goal is to help in a few different ways. Not only raising money for those suffering from childhood brain tumors but creating awareness within Facebook’s streaming platform and PC Gaming Community.

The Importance of Community Outreach, Unity and How PC Gaming Can Benefit Anyone

“A PC Gaming Company that contributes is one that is able to make a difference” VRLA Tech is so happy to be participating in an event like this. The dynamic partners that joined and the diversification of free flowing ideas throughout the entire process has been amazing. When it comes to VRLA Tech and what would like to let everyone know is the importance of community, not only localized but national and international. Now when we look at how this connects with PBTF we would like to get our opinion out there in a few simple ideas. Firstly,

Pictured above is a super excited child from PBFT finding that VRLA Tech is giving him a Gaming PC!! He has pure joy in his face.

  1. Human Connection: Everyone in the world in one form or another needs connection with others, community is a huge part of the average person’s day to day life. Whether it be friends, family, colleagues or an acquaintance. Our daily life consists of interactions with others, now if we take that a step further and break it down into another type of connection. Gaming desktops and gaming laptops give teenagers, kids and even adults the ability to make a connection with more people and in a different way. Playing your favorite video game can be one of the most exciting things in the world. And making a connection with a new friend who loves the same game as you can be even better. Taking that another step further you might start diving into the PC Master Race as they call it and break down what parts are inside your custom PC. Do you or your friends have an Nvidia GeForce or a GeForce RTX 2080 or maybe a Nvidia GeForce RTX? It doesn’t matter what you have in your build just as long as you share the same passion for the industry.
  2. VRLA Tech & PBTF: From the very start of the charity Ryan and PBTF were trying to come up with ways to better the Rocket League stream and raise more money. VRLA Tech was on board from the very start and up for putting up a few gaming PCs for not only those who were donating but also the “Stars” of PBTF. These children who have been through something like brain cancer at such a young age have lived a long life at such a young age and deserve to be given something they can use for the rest of their life. For parents of children who are going through brain cancer, we would like to recommend a few things. The road can be long and unbearable at times, but help your child find something they love and something that can help take them out of what is going on. A great escape would be getting a one of a kind gaming PC from VRLA Tech, this would give them the ability to make time pass while going through treatment as well as making a unique and pure connection with other gamers as well as a growing love for an amazing industry and finding games they love to play. If your child is potentially going through cancer, please feel free to reach out to us to ask any questions about PC Gaming that you need answered.

CARE. CURE. THRIVE

During these strange times we here at VRLA Tech implore you to do something that makes a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it be donating to a cause, mowing your parent lawn, helping a stranger carry their groceries or just doing the right thing. Put a smile on your face and someone else’s, that could be the thing that makes someone’s day and restores their faith in humanity. What we have learned from being in the computer gaming industry is that people need connection, and we want to show you that you can be the change you want to see. PBTF is doing something that is changing the lives of children and parents everywhere. Ryan Kibbe aka GG Fyre is showing his community what he is all about and what his channel stands for, he is showing that there is another way to connect with others and to bring joy to the hearts of thousands.

CARE. CURE. THRIVE

Asgrad Loki Memory Overclock

Asgard Loki 3200MHz 16GB Kit

Asgard memory has just released their aesthetically pleasing “Loki” line of memory. The DDR4 memory modules have a 16GB capacity with synchronizable RGB lighting. The high quality RAM modules feature 3200MHz speed and have promising overclocking potential. We have tested these modules in our Gaming PC’s with AMD processors on Legacy and the Eclipse

 

The Asgard Loki 16GB kit comes with 2 sticks of 8GB modules comes stock with a CAS latency of 16. The white heatsink Read more…

Ryzen 3000, Nvidia Super, DisplayPort 2.0 

The third generation of AMD Ryzen processors are about to release on July 7 and we have already heard rumours and leaks showing significant performance gains. A Ryzen 5 3600 was seen beating Intel’s i9-9900KF at PassMark single threaded benchmark. The midrange chip has surpassed IPC parity with Intel. The Core i9-9900KF is no slouch either, with a 3.60 GHz base clock and a 5.00 GHz Max Turbo, it achieved a score of 2929 on PassMark’s single threaded performance. The Ryzen 5 3600 has a base clock of 3.60 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz Read more…

AMD Comes Out Swinging at Computex 2019, New Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors Revealed

Our favorite time has come! New hardware releases have been announced! A few days ago, Dr. Lisa Su presented the AMD Keynote at Computex 2019 where she showed how AMD has come back with exciting processor innovations and its impact on the market. We have been seeing leaks and rumors regarding AMD CPU and GPU’s for the past six months creating excitement for the announcements. And now we can finally have some sort of confirmation!

 

 

The first announcement was related to supercomputers using AMD EPYC processors. AMD and Microsoft have partnered together to bring AMD EPYC CPU’s to the Azure Read more…

Computex 2019 Intel Unveils 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Xeon E Processors, and 10th Generation Core Processors

The Intel keynote was presented by Intel SVP and GM Gregory Bryant at Computex 2019 in Taipei. Computex 2019 has gone into full force as big players like AMD and Intel have had their keynotes announcing the latest generation of processors. Intel just finished their keynote unveiling 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, new generation of Xeon E processors, and the 10th generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

After introductions and a little history on Intel’s P4004 microprocessor, Gregory moved on to the announcement of the new 9th generation Intel Core vPro Mobile and Desktop CPU with the introduction of Read more…

Intel’s Roadmap for 10nm process and AMD 16 Core Ryzen 9 3000

On May 8, 2019 at Intel Inventor Day, Intel revealed detailed manufacturing news for the upcoming products that it will work on over the next four years. Intel CEO’s Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to investors about Intel’s projection for the next few years. Originally, Intel was supposed to release the 10nm process this has been delayed the past few years. 14nm process was released back in 2014, then the 14+ process was released in 2016, and currently we are seeing the end of the 14++ process. Intel has released some 10nm products but these weren’t significant quantities. Read more…

Intel Releases 2nd Generation Cascade Lake Processors

The second generation of Intel Cascade Lake processors have finally been released and they have some pretty awesome new features!

 

At the top of the food chain we have the Xeon Platinum, which is now up to 56 cores on a Ball Grid Array (BGA5903) socket. The Xeon Platinum 9200 series are known as the Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance) and will be sold by OEM’s as a complete server. Intel also released the 2nd generation of Cascade Lake-SP (Scalable) processors under the Xeon Platinum 8200 series. The 8200 series Platinum and Gold also support Optane memory, for faster workloads.

 

DDR5 Memory on the Horizon!

After the Chinese government started investigating DRAM price fixing in 2018, DDR4 RAM prices have been drastically reduced. These prices may fall as much as 30% by the end of 2019 and possibly set the prices for the upcoming DDR5 memory. RAM prices peaked mid-2018 just before the Chinese government became suspicious of price trends and started investigating memory suppliers. By the end of 2018, DDR4 module prices were slowly coming down and are expected to be reduced 30% by Q2 of 2019.

 

SK Hynix was one of the first chip makers to announce its production and specs on its Read more…

AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 Desktop Release and Navi GPU Release

The next generation of AMD’s Zen processor is rumored to release around summer of this year. Leaked information has suggested that AMD will be announcing products in June for Computex and the release is slated for July 7th. The main focus of the release will be the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, X500 chipset based motherboards, and the anticipated 7nm “Navi” consumer video cards.

 

 

Zen 2 is a major architectural step for AMD’s desktop processors using a 7nm process node. The 7nm process node will improve Ryzen’s IPC and single threaded performance from the previous generation. This will allow the Zen Read more…

Samsung’s NEW QVO SSD’s

Samsung will be releasing their new entry level Solid State Drives using QLC NAND. This entry level SSD will be a level below the 860 Pro and EVO line of Samsung SDD’s. The Samsung 860 QVO will be one of the first QLC SSD’s on the market which will drive the market prices for SSD’s down to HDD levels. Currently the price for a 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM drive is $0.04495 per gigabyte, whereas Samsung QVO 1TB will start at $149.99, $0.14999 per gigabyte. Samsung will also release a Read more…

AMD’s NEW Processor – ROME!

AMD is about to heat up the Enterprise market with their new flagship processor code named “Rome.” HP Enterprise and High-Performance Computer of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) are collaborating together to build a next-generation supercomputer. The new supercomputer, named “Hawk,” will be the fastest supercomputer for industrial production and research. Hawk will be based on the AMD EPYC processor code named Rome and will have a theoretical peak performance of 24 PetaFLOPs. The new processors will use AMD’s Zen 2 architecture which is set to release in 2019.
AMD’s original Zen architecture was a major disruption on Intel’s server Read more…

Nvidia Geforce RTX 20 Series Release

The long awaited and anticipated new generation of video cards has finally been announced by Nvidia at Gamescom 2018. The new video cards have been announced with a new nomenclature – the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and the RTX 2070. These are the most powerful video cards in the Geforce branding that Nvidia has released. At Gamescom 2018 Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed that these cards were a whopping 10 years in the making. Jensen’s speech emphasized the significance that the new RTX cards have ray tracing.

 

The flag ship Geforce card – the RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped Read more…