MSI Z97I GAMING ACK Mini-ITX motherboard released
Mini ITX is becoming a popular form factor as you can chuck these puppies full with high-end kit, yet design something tiny and small in size. MSI released the new Z97I GAMING ACK, a 17cm Mini-ITX motherboard with Killer WiFi a hip M.2 SSD slot and a new PCB design.Read more
Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2014
The last Rig of the Month of this year is December, this round we take a look at an entry submitted a few months ago. It however is such a special build that it deserves to be the ROTM December. Poseidon, made by János Kerekes a.k.a. Jones965 is a formidable build. Have a peek.
Check out the ROTM December right here.
GlobalFoundries starts 14nm LPE volume production in 1H 2015
In an interview with GlobalFoundries senior VP Chuck Fox, you can read it over here. Volume production of the 14nm LPE (low power early) process should start in the first half of 2015 with 14nm LPP (low power plus) to follow in the second half of 2015.Read more
Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis
You known, I have been critiquing Lian-Li for a while now as many of their designs are just not '2014' anymore. However credit where credit is due, a while ago some photo's leaked on a new line they are working on, the O series chassis. The new chassis will be released in February, and yeah .. I think they will be a hit as they look incredibly cool. I just received a press release with the latest teasing photo's, check it out.Read more
Review: ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard
We review the ECS Z97 Machine, it has budget written all over it, but looks surprisingly good. ECS took the Z97 chipset and made a nice dark looking motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support and tweaking features. It also comes with a custom audio solution. Join us in a the Z97 Machine, a product that will please the budget PC gamer with the hunger for a high-end PC. Look below, that's 89 USD folks.
Read the full review here.
AMD to add Dynamic Frame Rate Control
Handy for gaming laptops, otherwise less interesting for desktop users, AMD is going to introduce a new feature called Dynamic Frame Rate Control. Basically you can lock your frame-rate at 60 FPS (yes an FPS capper much like you can activate in Afterburner and Radeon Pro).Read more
Thermalright Macho 90 and Silver Arrow ITX CPU Coolers
Thermalright presents two new CPU coolers, which have been designed especially for fans of compact Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX systems: The Macho 90 and the Silver Arrow ITX.Read more
Toshiba Launches 6TB HDD
Last week Seagate already announced 6TB HDDs, this time it is Toshiba offering 6TB SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch form factor enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD). New SAS interface models provide the benefits of 12Gbit/s transfer rate for 6TB, 5TB, 4TB and 2TB HDDs.Read more
Angelbird SSDwrk now available as 1TB Model
It was one of the more surprizing products we reviewed, as this brand came out of nowhere. Angelbird SSDwrk is now available with a 1TB Model as well. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis.Read more
Download Nvidia GeForce 347.09 Beta driver
You can now grab and download a new under build GeForce 347.09 Beta, this revision is released to offer the best gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous.
More info and download here.
Steam is region-locking in Russia due to low Russian ruble
As we learned earlier yesterday Apple already halted sales via its Russian storefront for the time being due to the fast drop in value of the Russian ruble. Valve now as well has implemented region locks on its Steam platform as well to protect game publishers.Read more
Galax working on HOF PCIe SSD
In some leaked photos it becomes apparent that GALAX is soon to introduce a HOF PCIe based SSD. The new SSD features a custom Heracles JMF811 JMicron controller. the Heracles SSD controller communicates via a PCIe 2.0 x4 connection and features sequential read/write speeds of 1,600 MB/s.Read more
Assassin's Creed Unity Patch 4 is 6.7 GB in size
Patch 4 for Assassin's Creed Unity was released today for Xbox One and PS4, with the PC patch due out later this week. Ubisoft explained the need for a super-sized patch on the official Assassin's Creed website.Read more
RYORIG teases H7 CPU cooler
Cryorig is preparing the second model in the H Series lineup, featuring H series standard HiveFin™ technology. Besides moniker HiveFin™ technology, the CRYORIG H7 will also incorporate Zero RAM Interference and many other great features found in previously announced CRYORIG cooling solutions.Read more
Google Video Shows most searched keywords in 2014
Google already published the 2014 edition of its Year in Search. You can check out the presentation over here.
AMD Fiji XT and Bermuda XT make Mystery Appearance
So we have seen so called 'leaks' like these before. It is again Chiphell where in the forums a user posted some stuff that he or she probably shouldn't. This time some performance numbers of the AMD GPU Fiji XT and AMD Bermuda XT appeared, that last one is rumored to be the Radeon R9 390 series.Read more
ASUSTOR Adds 50T and 51T Celeron based NAS Models
ASUSTOR launches its 50T and 51T series NAS devices consisting of four new comprehensive high performance NAS models. These new models include the AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5102T and AS5104T. The models come equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.00 GHz quad-core processors respectively, along with 1 GB and 2 GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory which is expandable to a maximum of 8 GB.Read more
DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 Performance Slides
Windows 10 will be coming with DirectX 12. DirectX 12 is the first version of DirectX that really uses multiple processors cores more effectively in term getting that render latency down. Two slides indicating exactly that have just leaked onto the web.Read more