MSI X99S XPOWER AC breaks 3DMark world record
The MSI X99S XPOWER AC (review here), one of MSI’s new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the 3DMark - Fire Strike world record with scoring a staggering 40052 marks together with a 4-way MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G setup. MSI, with the help of overclockers 8 Pack from OC UK and Pepinorang, is the first manufacturer scoring over 40000 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike.Read more
Microsoft Reports Record First-Quarter Revenue
Weird, they just announced layoffs right ? Microsoft announced revenue of $23.20 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") for the quarter were $14.93 billion, $5.84 billion and $0.54 per share, respectively.Read more
Windows 10 gets support for 2-step authentication
Microsoft spreds word that the pending Windows 10 will see support for 2-step authentication, enabling you to use your PC or phone as an extra layer of security, not only for the OS itself but also for websites and online services.
Sharkoon RUSH ER1 Gaming Headset
Sharkoon releases a budget headset that can be bought for just 18 EURO. Granted it's not much to look at, but for the money it could be a steal. It has 40mm drivers, in-line volume control and a microphone with mute function.Read more
Lian Li PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis houses 10 HDDs
Lian-Li announces the brushed aluminum PC-Q26 mini-ITX chassis. Ideal for users who want to build their own NAS as well as system integrators, with its support of up to ten 3.5” drives, the PC-Q26 packs a lot of storage in a compact package.Read more
Download 3DMark Windows v1.4.780
You can now download 3DMark Windows v1.4.780, Futuremark released a 3rd build in weeks time as there was another issue. This v1.4.780 fixes a compatibility issue affecting laptops that use NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology. The benchmark test workloads have not been touched, so scores are unchanged and there is no change in functionality to users running a system that does not use NVIDIA Optimus.
Review: BitFenix Pandora Micro ATX Case
We check out the BitFenix Pandoras Box. We review this Mini ITX / Micro ATX chassis, which is launched as a small affordable chassis solution that fits big graphics cards, but houses the smallest Micro-ATX (µATX), Mini-ITX form factor motherboards. Tagged with a 120 EURO price tag this chassis is locked and loaded with its crosshair aimed at gamers.
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AMD price Cuts and Game Bundles For Desktop APUs
AMD is cutting prices on some of their desktop APUs, in specific it is the AMD’s 7000 Kaver, 6000 Richland and 5000 Trinity series of APUs that see some interesting cuts. The prices below the fold are MSRP, meaning suggested prices, nit the final retail and etail prices which often are a hint lower.Read more
Advanced Warfare - PC Recommended Requirements
Next to the minimum we requirements we shared, the Steam store page now offers the recommended requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Activision recommends 8GB of RAM, an i5-2500K (that is the minimum for Assassin's Creed: Unity), and a graphics card with 4GB of VRAM.Read more
Google To Debut Inbox As New Gmail Alternative
Google today announced a new service called Inbox. The app, which was developed by Google's Gmail team, offers a new take on email by categorizing emails and highlighting the important details therein. Inbox offers three core features: bundles, highlights, and reminders/assists. Bundles cetagorize similar emails, such as bank statements or purchases, to make them easier to read and dismiss en masse.Read more
Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer
Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters May 1, 2015!
Download GeForce 344.48 WHQL driver
You can now download the Nvidia GeForce 344.48 WHQL driver. These Game Ready drivers optimize your experience in forthcoming games like Civilization: Beyond Earth and Lords Of The Fallen, and enable NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology on Fermi and Kepler GeForce GTX 500, 600 and 700 Series desktop graphics cards.
Intel Core i7 Broadwell-E HEDT Chips Delayed to 2016
Thye next gen enthusiast platform Broadwell-E chips, e.g. upcoming processors like the Core i7 6960X - 6930K and 6820K have a renewed launch date. That would be in one to two years from now in 2016 according to the Chinese VR-Zone. These upcoming 14nm processors are developed under codename "Broadwell-E" with a LGA2011v3 socket package.Read more
Gigabyte Take ONE get TWO promotion
If you reside in the western of Europe and are on the lookout for a Z97 motherboard, then Gigabyte might have a nice promotion for you. All customers that purchase a Black edition motherboard are eligible to upgrade the motherboard within three years towards a new model within the same price range. Free of charge.Read more
G.SKILL Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD
G.SKILL releases a Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD with ultra fast Read/Write speed and IOPS. The PCIe SSD has been built opun x4 LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers setup in RAID0, then combined with NAND it offers a fast 480GB SSD array that can manage speeds of up-to 2000 MB/sec and 245K IOPS.Read more
iFixit Disassembles iMac Intel 27″ Retina 5K Display
It's always fun to take stuff apart, rather expensive gear however not so much. The guys from iFixit take a iMac Intel 27″ Retina 5K Display apart to see what's inside.Read more
XOTIC PC Limited Edition Reaper Gaming Desktop
To deliver the best, we've partnered with the best. ASUS has long been considered the leader of innovative, performance driven hardware paired with the highest standards of quality. The XOTIC PC powered by ASUS REAPER gaming desktop offers the fastest power, latest performance, top quality components and near perfect stability you only expect from ASUS and XOTIC PC.Read more
Review: Palit GeForce GTX 980 Super Jetstream
Today we review the Palit GeForce GTX 980 Super Jetstream edition, one of the fastest GTX 980'ies on the globe. It does that while staying very silent. Heck, the cooler won't even spin with GPU temperatures up-to roughly 65 Degrees C. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well as we pass 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
Read our full review right here.