Guru3D Contest 2014 Week - Eight days of competitions !
It's Christmas week 2014 and that traditionally means we start-up contests here at Guru3D.com This year we have eight competititions running up-to December 31st 2014 with some awesome prizes. We continue our Christmas festivities on day five and we are going mad yo !
In this round we give away a Corsair Gaming kit worth 300 EURO ! This awesome kit consists out of a Corsair K70 RGB keyboard, a Corsair Sabre Optical Mouse, a Corsair H1500 headset and a Corsair MM200 extended Edition Mouse pad.
We have some great stuff for you to get a chance to win thanks to our partners: MSI, AMD, G.Skill, Corsair, Noctua, Gigabyte and OCZ Storage solutions. Today we start the first of eight (you heard that right my man!) competitions.
The contests below are currently open and running:
- Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win an 8GB AMD Radeon R9 290X
- Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a MSI Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard or Far Cry
- Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a GSKILL 16GB TridentX 2400 MHz DDR3 kit
- Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler
- Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a Corsair Gaming kit worth 300 EURO
Good luck and may the force be with you - we wish you happy holidays !
Vote Guru3D Rig Of The Year 2014
The year is coming to an end and that means we need you to vote for the Guru3D Rig of the Year 2014. Over the past twelve months you have seen extraordinary, weird, special and downright beautiful builds, but we need to pick a winner, and you, the Guru3D community, gets to decide that ! By casting all your votes the winner of the Rig of the Year 2014 will receive a price poackage from Corsair, that package includes a Gaming pack with RGB keyboard, RGB mouse, Wireless headset and mousepad
Please vote here, you need to be a Guru3D.com Forum member.
400W SMPS FSP 80 PLUS Titanium Power Supplies
400 Watt Titanium power supplies, we like ! Among 80 PLUS certified power supply list, FSP Group's brands headed the list with more than 390 models. Now they proudly announce to be the first power supply manufactory to launch the latest 400W SMPS with the most efficient specification--80 PLUS Titanium PSU.Read more
Download Nvidia GeForce 347.09 WHQL driver
Nvidia updated the GeForce 347.09 driver towards WHQL, you can now download it. The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.09 WHQL, ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous This build is branch: r346_00-224 WHQL.
Review: AMD FX 8320E
Join us in a review on the budget AMD FX 8320E processor today. Honestly you will not find a cheaper 8-core processor. The very affordable (125 EURO / 139 USD) CPU as offers heaps of value, it will have a base clock of 3200 MHz, and can Turbo towards 4000. And that makes the FX series a tiny multi-threaded beast. You can read our review right here at Guru3D of course.
Read the full review here.
Steam Weekly Top Sellers December 23rd 2014
And here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1.Dark Souls II
2.Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
3.Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
4.Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
5.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
6.Don't Starve Forever Frontier Pack
7.Total War: ROME II
9.Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Complete Edition
10.Metal Gear Rising: Revenegeance
Samsung Now Mass-producing First 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM
Samsung announced today that it has started mass producing the industry's first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used "working memory" for mobile devices worldwide.Read more
Download MSI Afterburner 4.1.0
You can now download MSI Afterburner 4.1.0, this new iteration of the Overclock software (compatible with both AMD Radeon and Nvidia GeForce graphics cards) has had a complete overhaul in terms of design and looks. MSI Afterburner is ultimate graphics card utility, co-developed by MSI and Guru3D RivaTuner teams.
Guess what we will be releasing today ?
This week is going to be an interesting one, today we'll kick off the new afterburner (released later today here at Guru3D), and starting Wednesday until the last Day of the year we'll have a competition each and every day with some kick-ass prizes if I may say. But for now, here is a glimpse of what we have been working on hard behind the scenes.
GSC GameWorld Is Alive Again
GSC GameWorld is working on a new unannounced game that will be an old-fashioned, full price game, targeted to 25-40 years old gamers. In addition, GSC GameWorld's Valentine Yeltyshev explained why STALKER 2 was abandoned, and what's the relationship between GSC GameWorld and West Games.Read more
Samsung Launches its SE790C Curved Monitor
Samsung shows off its newest and most advanced curved monitor, model SE790C. Alongside an optimized curvature design, ultra-wide quad high definition (ULTRA-WQHD) resolution and a superior contrast ratio, the new 34-inch curved monitor SE790C offers enhanced productivity and entertainment functionality within a sophisticated and ergonomic design.Read more
Upcoming Nintendo NES powered by AMD
An interesting story broke on Expreview today as it seems in the near future there will not be a console not run by AMD. Nintendo is to release their next-gen console to be the follow-up of the Wii U as well, they need something to seriously compete with 4 and the Xbox One.Read more
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