Review: AMD A8-7650K APU and A68H chipset
Let's review the A8-7650K APU from AMD in combo with a new A68H motherboard from ASUS. The 7600 series APU is based on AMD's Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri aims at several segments in the processor business like notebooks, desktops, embedded and even server solutions. Armed with a good 2.41 Billion transistors and based on a 28nm fabrication process, let's have a look at what it can do.
Read the entire review right here.
ASUS launches GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition
Mentioned in the previous post, ASUS is now officially releasing the GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition. On the weirdest date alright, being Aprils 1st. But we are told its not a joke.Read more
ASUS to launch a GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition
In preparation for festivities, ASUS is not only celebrating their 500 million motherboard accomplishment but they will be celebrating a 125 million graphics cards milestone as well. This along with following a 25th anniversary comes a 20th anniversary in graphics card production.Read more
Microsoft Surface 3 launches with quad-core Atom x7 CPU
Not a popular and trendy thing anymore, but Microsoft launches the Surface 3 and it is powered by a quad-core Atom x7 Z8700 1.6GHz SoC. Staring at 499 USD you'll receive a version with 64GB storage abd 2 GB of system memory. If you cough up 599 USD you'll get a 128GB version with 4GB RAM.Read more
Samsung releases 850 EVO mSATA and M.2.
Samsung released the 850 EVO M.2 and 850 EVO mSATA solid state drive (SSD) lineups. Just one-tenth the weight of a traditional 2.5-inch SSD, the M.2 and mSATA SSDs are ideal for users looking to upgrade their desktop or ultrathin PCs with high-capacity, high-performance storage.Read more
Intel Releases Braswell SOCs for entry level
Silently Intel just injected four new Braswell SOCs into the channel. The models are both dual and quad-core for entry level desktops and laptops, they will be released as Celeron and Pentium processors.Read more
Shaders More Efficient with AMD GCN and DirectX 12
We posted a small article about something that AMD likes to relay, Asynchronous shaders in relation to DirectX 12. Microsofts new API makes it possible to advance the architecture in such a manner that it can occupy and utilize multiple tasks at hand but there is even more efficiency to gain.
Read all about this quick update right here.
MSI Launches MS-98G5 IPC Motherboard with Embedded Broadwell CPU
MSI released MS-98G5 industrial mainboard with superior processing and graphic capability in response. MS-98G5 is a Mini-ITX board based on Intel 4th Gen QM87/HM86 architecture that come support with BGA-type Haswell/Broadwell Mobile Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron Processor, multiple displays, 1 PCIe(x16), 8 USB 2.0 & 4 USB 3.0 ports, 5 COM ports, SATA 3.0 connector, and 2 mini-PCIe slots.Read more
STRIKE NX to replace FX gamepad series for PC
SPEEDLINK focuses on in-house creation with its new STRIKE NX gamepad. The new gamepad will replace the very successful STRIKE FX and will be available in both wireless and non-wireless models for PC and Playstation 3. Alongside new technical developments, the gamepad has also been given a totally new look. The model for PC allows users to switch between XInput and DirectInput, meaning new and also older games can be optimally supported and played.Read more
Guru3D Rig of the Month - March 2015
Have a look at the Guru3D rig of the month March 2015, actually let's call it the PC Desk of the Month. A build that comes from Mathieu Heredia. Mathieu made this build all by himself, and all by hand. The craftsmanship and eminence is quite overwhelming really. Every project must have a name, his is called the Watermod Ares III Desk.
Check out his rig right here.
AMD prepping Greenland Graphics for 2016
That's right, we still need to see an actual 300 series first of course, but there already is talk and speculation about the successor architecture from AMD, a product which carries the label Greenland. Fact remains though that other than this GPU/IGP codename and the usage of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) the details remain scarce.Read more
ASUS ROG Sica Mouse and Whetstone Mousepads
ASUS releases the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Sica optical gaming mouse and ROG Whetstone mouse pad. ROG Sica has an ambidextrous design and is especially ideal for fingertip grip gamers. The ROG Whetstone mouse pad features a silicone-fabric construction that gives it excellent mouse tracking qualities for smooth, precise control.Read more
Enermax adds EMK 5 Series Storage Units
ENERMAX introduces 3 new EMK 5 series backplane modules for industrial storage rack: EMK5301, EMK5401 and EMK5501, which can accomdate 3~5 3.5" SATA or SAS drives respectively. The 3 new EMK 5 backplane modules feature patented NSS (Non-Scratch-SATA) connectors, individual drives' power on/off controller, and a cooling fan.Read more
Team Group Adds M.2 SSDs to lineup
Team Group announced today the launch of our solid state drive TM4PS4/TM8PS4. This next generation high speed SSD M.2 (also known as the Next Generation Form Factor, NGFF), provides your mobile computing devices an excellent data saving performance with ultra compact size and lightweight for convenient portable use.Read more
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Launches After Summer
Okay, so the gossip factor is high on this one, but definitely a card that you guys seem interested in. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti we mentioned last week would now launch after the Summer ..Read more
Japanese Sycom has G-Master Hydro AIO cooler for GTX Titan X
An interesting spot over at TPU today, an Asian company called Sycom is releasing the G-Master Hydro series gaming desktops and their Titan X is modified a bit, with AIO liquid cooling.Read more
Icy Dock Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB Enclosure
Ok, that's the Borg Cube man, not an enclosure :) Icy Dock introduced the Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB, the USB 3.0 and eSATA quad bay external enclosure with an eye catching design and removable drive feature.Read more
New GTAV Screenshots - Look good
Since we're on the topic of GTA-V, over the weekend Rockstar added new PC screen-shots, and admittedly, they look quite good.Read more