AMD Never Settle Forever bundle Now In Effect
AMD just announced their Never Settle Forever game bundle promotion. Basically you purchase selected Radeon graphics cards, and you will receive free games. This new bundle is split into three groups:buyers of the R9 280/290/295X2 series get three free games, the R7 260 and R9 270 series get two games and the R5 250 and R7 240 get one game. AMD will let you use your keys till August 2014.Read more
Preview ASUS Z97 Motherboards have leaked
Photo's galore as the entire linup of upcoming The entire lineup of upcoming ASUS Z97 has leaked through as website called Weibo. ASUS at the very least will release six motherboards of which 3 come from the ROG range. The first motherboard will be the ASUS Maximus VII Hero.Read more
ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 760 Striker review
We review the all new ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker edition, this mainstream graphics card has been made high-end. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).
Read our full review right here.
Radeon R9 295X2 Available Starting Today
If you have been waiting for it, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 will start selling today in stores. The dual-Hawaii XT GPU based monster has two times 6 Billion transistors, two 512-bit Memory bus with 2x4 GB - 5.0 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and combined that totals up towards a cool 11.5 TFLOPS of compute performance.Read more
Crytek's Cevat Yerli On Mantle&RT Graphics
During this year's GDC, Crytek announced that CRYENGINE will support Mantle and Yerli claimed that with Mantle developers using CRYENGINE will be able to achieve CG quality graphics:
G.SKILL Releases RipJaws DDR3L 32GB 2133MHz SO-DIMM Memory kits
G.SKILL is proud to announce the release of an even higher performance, higher capacity DDR3L SO-DIMM memory kit at 2133MHz! This time with a massive 32GB (4x8GB) capacity! Operating at a low voltage of 1.35V and at a timing of 11-11-11-31, this new Ripjaws SO-DIMM memory kit will elevate the performance of your extreme performance gaming laptop to new heights. Desktop performance and capacity on a laptop is now a reality.Read more
Intel Alpine Ridge ThunderBolt can do 40 Gbps
A slide from an Intel presentation leaked today, and it is showing some interesting developments for thunderbolt. The WAAAAY too expensive connector keeps on progressing in performance though. The latest revision will be developed under code name Alpine Ridge and is capable of 40 Gbps links. So if you'd have an SSD fast enough in theory it could do a cool 5 Gigabyte per second transfer.Read more
AMD 64-bit ARM chips are already sampling
ARM based processors will be a big thing for AMD, AMD's 64-bit ARM-based server chips, code-named "Seattle", will come to market late this year already. "We've reached a significant milestone in our ambidextrous strategy," said AMD CEO Rory Read, using the company's term for its two-fisted x86 and ARM server-chip one-two punch during a conference call after announcing AMD's financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Thursday.Read more
Wolfenstein: The New Order Pre-Order Now on Steam
Looking forward to the release of Wolfstein: The New Order? That time is here and Steam is now taking pre-orders.
Spire Launches the RIDGE Series PC Chassis
A press-release from Spire just arrived, they announed their RIDGE Series PC Chassis. The Ridge series are quality ATX form factor PC enclosures with contemporary looks. This middle/small tower structure is simply functional and affordable. The clean and minimal looks make the Ridge series fit right into your home interior. External connectivity made simple through the in front concealed USB3.0/2.0 and HD Audio ports. The internal structure enables flexible and neat assembly. Sufficient cooling through the multiple fan space positions in the front, side and rear of the chassis. (fans not pre-installed) The Ridge series ATX chassis are supported with our 2 year warranty and service program.Read more
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Costs About $256 to Build
It is always funky to see what a device initially is costing to produce with the knowledge that you know what you pay for in the stores. The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build according to a teardown analysis by market research firm IHS. The device sells for $660 without a contract, implying a gross margin for Samsung of about 60 percent.Read more
Buffalo WMR-433 Dual-Band WiFi Router
Buffalo is set to drop their latest dual-band WiFi router, the WMR-433. Corresponding to the ‘Draft 11ac’ (the new standard for Wireless LAN IEEE802.11ac), this ultra-compact WiFi router (45mm x 45mm x 15mm / 19g) is equipped with one Internet LAN port, a WPS button, a micro-USB port for power supply and supports for dual-band WiFi access point (2.4GHz – 150Mbps and 5GHz – 433Mbps).Read more
ZALMAN Upgrades Reserator 3 MAX Dual Liquid CPU Cooler
Okay, so everybody should know by now that I am not a fan of this cooler series at all as the performance is too shy and the noise too high, that said. Zalman announced the Reserator 3 MAX Dual liquid CPU cooler. Improving upon the Reserator 3 MAX released last year, the Reserator 3 MAX Dual bolsters performance drastically by utilizing a large 240mm Radiator compared to the smaller 120mm radiator size of its smaller brother. The Reserator 3 MAX Dual features the classic ZALMAN Omega heatsink structure, reborn and updated in its current form for the most effective radiator use in closed loop liquid cooling solutions. Enhanced with 240mm radiator capacity, the Reserator 3 MAX Dual will feature unparalleled performance with whisper quiet acoustics.Read more
Alien: Isolation video shows off 1970s tech
To stay faithful to the original source, Alien: Isolation takes a retro look to the future with a design aesthetic which developer Creative Assembly describes as lo-fisci-fi. It's clunky, it's chunky, it's push-button and analogue. There are no phasers or lasers, and the smartest weapons you find may be tied together with duct tape and string. A world very much of CRT not LCD, Alien: Isolation may be set in the future but it's very much baked in the past.
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
HIS Announces R9 295X2
Hightech Information System today proudly announces the HIS R9 295X2 Liquid Cooler 8GB. HIS R9 295X2 Liquid Cooler 8GB is the world's fastest graphics card engineered for ultimate performance. Its features the Next Generation CrossFire support for up to 5 GPUs with no interconnect bridge required. It's designed with the latest technologies, all metal construction and features two R9 290X GPUs, which provides an all-round graphic experience to all users.Read more
Download GeForce 337.61 Beta Driver
Nvidia released a GeForce 337.61 Beta Hotfix driver. Some small bugs have been fixed and next to that is is ploniging on the 337.50 driver with reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration.
Panasonic BN-SDWBP3 is a WiFi-Enabled SD Card Reader
Clever, a SD Card reader that is wireless. Panasonic is to release their WiFi-enabled SD card reader, the BN-SDWBP3. Measuring only W90mm x D56mm x H9.7mm and weighing about 47g, this business card size card reader comes with NFC pairing function, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a built-in 690mAh Lithium-ion battery and WiFi connectivity.Read more
Toshiba Releases Fastest Ever microSD Memory Cards do 260 MB/s
Toshiba introduced the world's fastest microSD memory cards. The new cards are the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20. Available in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, Toshiba's new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, are UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras.Read more