ASUS starts selling Republic of Gamers G750 Laptop
ASUS just launched three new 17″ gaming laptops, the G750JW, G750JX, G750JH. If you’re after a new high powered gaming laptop with super-stylish design this year. As of today they started selling.Read more
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Z87 gets tested
In this review we test the hotty ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Z87 mainboard. It is the high-end to enthusiast and pro-overclockers segmented product amongst the ASUS ROG series that comes with some nice features and decent overclock potential. The Z87 ROG mainboard is intended for Intel's 22nm Haswell processors on Socket LGA1150.
Read the full review right here.
AMD FX-9590 costs 920 USD
Last week AMD released its first 5 GHz 8-core CPUs. The two products just showed up in a webshop with the tier 1 SKY having an astronomical price (for what it is). The AMD FX-9370 8C is listed at 346 USD and the AMD FX-9590 8C costs a whopping 920 USD. The new 5 GHz FX-9590 and 4.7 GHz FX-9370 feature the “Piledriver” architecture, are unlocked for easy overclocking and pave the way for enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains.Read more
Silicon Power Stream S03 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives
Silicon Power releases a new line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives, the Stream S03. Coming in both 500GB and 1TB sizes, these portable hard drives feature an outer shell that is resistant to fingerprints and dirt, a USB 3.0 connection interface and a built-in LED lamp in the corner (blue for USB 3.0 connection / red for USB 2.0 connection). The Stream S03 will start shipping from late June for about $74 (500GB Model) and $115 (1TB Model), respectively.Read more
MSI Z87 XPOWER Flagship LGA1150 Motherboard
MSI announces the MSI Z87 XPOWER Motherboard. The Z87 XPOWER has a 32-phase digital power design, and supports 4-Way SLI / CrossFire. The Z87 MPOWER MAX and Z87 MPOWER are suitable for heavy-duty overclocking enthusiasts. Not only did they all pass rigorous overclock burn-in tests (OC Certified), they also come with the Extreme Tuning Utility adjustment software which was developed in cooperation with Intel. And Daaaum, this one looks cool.Read more
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Specifications Surface (kinda)
If there's one place where tech specs leak, it's Chinese ChipHell. This time they found a GPU-Z screenshot showing the GeForce GTX 760. According to ChipHell, NVIDIA is launching the product with a GK104 GPU with 1152 Shader processors, the memory bus and raster operations are kept original. If you do the math that would boil up towards 96 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and thus a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.Read more
Giada D2308 Performance Compact Desktop
Giada Technology, a world famous manufacturer of compact desktop PCs, has launched one of the strongest mini-PCs on the market, the D2308. Using the latest 4th generation Intel (Haswell) Core i5/i7 CPU, with the powerful NVIDIA GTX650 enthusiast GPU, Giada has created a high-end mini computing platform that is targeted at living room computer needs and CEO-level business environments. The D2308 also features 3 antennas for maximum signal reception and wireless throughput with a maximum speed of 450 Mbps.Read more
Samsung PCIe SSD for ultrabooks do read speeds up to 1.4GB/s!
Samsung announced started mass production of the first PCIe based solid state disks for ultrabooks. Named the XP941 series, these disks promise read speeds of up to 1.4GB/s! Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry's first PCI-Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) for next-generation ultra-slim notebook PCs.Read more
AMD A10-6800K reaches 8GHz mark on all cores!
A Finnish overclocker called The Stilt managed to overclock AMD's new A10-6800K "Richland" APU to a whopping 8000.48MHz with the help of LN2 cooling. Interestingly, all four cores were enabled during the feat!Read more
Patriot HAWKEN themed Rage XT USB 3.0 stick
Patriot Memory announced a partnership with Meteor Entertainment to deliver a new HAWKEN themed Rage XT USB 3.0 bundle: Patriot, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and mobile accessories today announces an exclusive partnership with Meteor Entertainment, a leading publisher of online games, to launch a one-of-a-kind Supersonic RAGE XT promotion bundle with Meteor’s online mech action game, HAWKEN™. This valued-added bundle pairs the ultra-fast 64GB USB 3.0 Supersonic RAGE XT flash drive with a game changing 7-day HAWKEN Double XP Boost for the extremely popular multiplayer mech combat video game.Read more
Dell E2414H 24-Inch Full HD Monitor
Dell released a new Full HD monitor ‘E2414H’ for the mass market. Adopting a TN panel, this new 24-inch LED-backlight monitor provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response time and 170/160 degree viewing angles, and features DVI-D and D-Sub connectors. The E2414H is available now for 16,980 Yen (about $178).Read more
Black I-O Data HDCA-U USB 2.0 External HDDs
I-O Data has introduced the black model of its HDCA-U USB 2.0 External HDD line-up. Coming in both 1TB and 2TB sizes, these external HDDs feature a USB 2.0 connection interface, TV recording support and FAT31 format. The 1TB and 2TB models will go on sale from early July for around $127 and $161.Read more
ELSA GeForce GTX 770 SAC Graphics Card
ELSA hireleased their latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 770 SAC. Based on the NVIDIA’s reference design, the card sports 1536 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, a core clock of 1070MHz (Boost Clock 1100MHz) and a 2GB of GDDR5 memory set @ 7GHz. Not to mention, the card is also equipped with 2x silent SAC cooling fans and has DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The ELSA GeForce GTX 770 SAC is priced at 59,800 Yen (about $628).Read more
Apple shows controller framework for iOS 7
Apple has published a game controller framework for iOS 7, and that OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" will also have controller support. The move is Apple's response to the booming iOS game market, but the firm also stresses that any games written to take advantage of controllers must also be playable without them. It's unknown if Apple plans to manufacture any of these controllers itself.Read more
Microsoft releases Office Mobile for iOS, available to 365 subscribers
Following many months of speculation and even a few leaked screens, Microsoft has finally launched a version of Office for iOS. The suite will be offered as a free download, though before you get too excited there are a couple of caveats: it's optimized for the iPhone only and is limited to Office 365 subscribers.
Although that certainly thins down the potential user base for the apps, those who have already bought into Microsoft's vision for Office in the cloud will certainly appreciate the addition. Much like the Office Mobile suite that Microsoft preloads on Windows Phone, the iOS version allows users to access, view and edit any file previously saved in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint while keeping all the content and formatting intact. The suite is limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the latter one does not offer edit capabilities other than adding notes. The programs are also quite limited in functionality, and probably the biggest caveat is that you need an Office 365 subscription, which costs $99.99 a year.
Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight
It is sometimes amazing to hear things like these, not only is technology evolving at fast paces. Researchers have engineered a new adeno-associated virus that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Over the last six years, several teams of scientists have successfully treated people with a rare inherited eye disease by injecting a virus with a normal gene directly into the retina of an eye with a defective gene. Despite the invasive process, the virus with the normal gene was not capable of reaching all the retinal cells that need fixing.Read more
Intel Haswell-E has 8-cores, X99 chipset, DDR4 memory
Intel is going to launch an 8 core CPU series for desktops in 2014 for the enthusiast grade Haswell-E platform. all eyes turn to the 2014 Haswell-E enthusiast grade platform. The world semiconductor leader will be stepping up its game a notch and offer an 8 core desktop CPU for the first time (the biggest leap since the introduction of 6 core CPUs a couple of years back). Perhaps this sudden urge to deliver 8 cores comes with the fact that Haswell will not be succeeded by Broadwell 14nm Tick in 2014.Read more
Core i7 4960X, 4820K 4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor specs exposed
In yet another leaked slide that surfaced on the web we can now see Core i7 4960XK, 4820K 4960X Ivy Bridge-E and their specs as well. Honestly very very early benchmarks already have shown that the upcoming Intel Core i7-4960 Ivy Bridge-E processors will deliver only 5 percent to 10 percent better performance than their Sandy Bridge-E predecessor. But still. The chart also exposes dual-core Core i3 Haswell processors.Read more