GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH Board now is Dual Port Thunderbolt 2 Certified
Gigabyte today announced official certification of the latest dual port Thunderbolt 2 technology on the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard. Code-named 'Falcon Ridge', the new Intel Thunderbolt 2 controller supports an incredible 20 Gb/s aggregated data transfer simultaneously across two channels per port.Read more
BenQ XL2411Z 24-Inch Gaming Monitor
BenQ has unveiled a new gaming monitor ‘XL2411Z’ to its line-up. Adopting BenQ’s latest Motion Blur Reduction technology, this new 24-inch TN LED-backlight monitor (144Hz refresh rate) provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness.Read more
Steam Machines shipping December 13th
This Friday, yup Friday the 13th Valve will begin shipping prototype units of the Steam Machine to 300 lucky people. Those selected will be notified around 5PM (EST) today that they will soon receive a prototype machine for testing purposes. They will also be awarded a special badge on their Steam Community profile.Read more
Kingston Optional TCG Opal 1.0 Compliant SSD
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a version of its SSDNow KC300 that allows corporations and organizations the ability to manage the drive. The custom Kingston KC300 SSD is fully compliant with the Opal specification of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).Read more
Plextor to Launch New Lineup of Solid-State Storage Solutions
Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media and storage devices, will introduce its new portfolio of consumer, enterprise and industrial storage solutions at a press conference in Las Vegas during the International Consumer Electronics Show.Read more
MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 4G
MSI has just released the newest addition to the GAMING family, the R9 270X GAMING 4G. With today's latest PC games, you get more if you've got more. Battlefield 4 is a great example of one of today's most impressive titles that utilizes more than 2 GB of VRAM at Full HD resolution (1080p.) Other titles include graphical powerhouses like Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Skyrim, Max Payne 3 that were launched over the past few years and 2014 promises to deliver even more graphically intensive games.Read more
Steve Ballmer: Longhorn-Vista was the "single biggest mistake I made
Mary Jo Foley conducted what may be Steve Ballmer's final press interview while he is still CEO of Microsoft in late November. The major parts of that chat were posted today at CNN's Fortune website but Foley has some expanded portions of her chat with Ballmer on her ZDNet column today as well. In one of those columns, Ballmer expanded on his own previously admitted regrets over the treatment of Longhorn, the code name for the Windows XP successor that eventually was released as Windows Vista in 2007. Ballmer is quoted again today about the Longhorn-Vista efforts, saying, "That was the single biggest mistake I made."Read more
ASUS Launches GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Graphics Card
ASUS today announced GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II, a graphics card powered by the new GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics-processing unit (GPU) and fitted with exclusive DirectCU II technology for cooler, quieter and faster performance. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU is powered by 25% more CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) cores and benefits from a boosted clock speed of 1020 MHz - both significant increases on its predecessor that enable ASUS GTX 780 Ti to deliver astonishing gaming performance.Read more
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming Review
Today we benchmark, test and review the GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming edition from MSI. This all customized graphics card has been mounted with MSI's popular TwinFrozr IV cooler armed two fans. It remains to be quiet and keeps temperatures under the 70 Degrees C marker as well. Next to that MSI factory overclocked this product for you towards a very nice 1020 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1085 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available.
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Ubisoft shows off the Snowdrop engine (video)
Ubisoft uploaded a clip that shows off the features of Snowdrop, quite an impressive 3D rendering engine to be honest. Powered by the Next Gen Snowdrop engine, Tom Clancy's The Division sets a new bar in video game realism and open-world rendering. Experience a chaotic and devastated New York City like you have never seen before. Tom Clancy's The Division will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
MSI S20 Slider 2 Shows Up
The S20 Slider 2, the ideal mobile work station and leisure companion, just hit the market. Its elegant streamlined exterior, all-in-one design, Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core i5 processor.Read more
Mad Catz Ships M.O.J.O and C.T.R.L.R
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android. Ideal for gaming, productivity and multi-media use, M.O.J.O. features the advanced NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.80 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM.Read more
Futuremark Updated 3DMark to v1.2.250 Download
Futuremark released an update to its 3DMark (2013) graphics benchmark suite. Version 1.2.250 this patch introduces the Ice Storm Unlimited test already seen on the mobile versions of 3DMark. Other tests and scores remain unchanged. This version also improves hardware detection and restores full functionality to hardware clock speed and temperature monitoring during the benchmark run in the Advanced and Professional Editions.Read more
MSI Announces the GTX 780Ti GAMING 3G Graphics Card
Leading international motherboard and graphics card maker MSI is pleased to announce the availability of the GTX 780Ti GAMING 3G graphics card. Featuring the powerful new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Ti GPU with 3 GB of Blazing fast GDDR5. The MSI GTX 780Ti GAMING 3G is equipped with the award winning Twin Frozr IV Advanced Thermal Design on top of a customized PCB that promises to maximize performance and efficiency for the highest FPS at the lowest temperatures and least noise.Read more
Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream tested and reviewed
Today we test, benchmark and review a Jetstream series card from Palit, but it is the GeForce GTX 780 Ti edition. The card is big in size and performance, very silent and runs at rather nicely chilled down temperatures. Have a peek at we we think is one of the better custom GTX 780 Ti cards out there.
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ECS DURATHON Technology Introduction- Extreme Temperature Resistance
According to the research, a high percentage of short circuit, system instability, and burn out are caused by the physical environment, which can be referred to extremely hot or cold environment. ECS motherboards with Durathon Technology have been tested under extreme operating conditions with wide range temperature standard, which adopts 50% more stringent temperature test than normal industry standard, significantly improving the lifespan and reliability of the entire motherboard.Read more
Xbox One: Modders Add Mouse & Keyboard Support
A handful of enterprising modders have gotten a number of peripherals, including a keyboard and mouse, working on the Xbox One. So basically you could state, they're making it a PC once again :)
Cooler Master silent mid-tower Silencio 452
Cooler Master today announced a new member of the Silencio Series, the Silencio 452. Representing the best solution for sound absorption with system builds of all levels, the Silencio Series delivers ultimate performance with minimal noise. Sound silencing foam padding seeks to severely reduce system noises produced by hard drives, cooling fans, and other devices.Read more