Grand Theft Auto V Graphics Performance Review
In this preliminary review we benchmark Grand Theft Auto V (GTA-V) on the PC - many graphics cards are being tested and benchmark. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards.
Read this first iteration right here
Update: added Multi-GPU FCAT results & on request GTX 750 Ti.
ASUS X99 and Z97 Motherboards Support NVM Express Devices
ASUS today announced that it is the world’s first motherboard brand to support all NVM Express (NVMe) storage devices via a simple UEFI BIOS update and optional ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card. The free UEFI BIOS update enable all ASUS X99 and Z97 motherboards to be compatible with the latest NVMe storage devices.Read more
ASUS TUF Trooper B85 Motherboard
The ASUS TUF Trooper B85 has features, including TUF LANGuard Ethernet socket and TUF ESD Guards 2. Based on the Intel B85 Express chipset, TUF's newest addition also benefits from durable TUF Components, high-fidelity TUF Audio with physical shielding, and temperature-management with TUF Thermal Radar Core.Read more
ViewSonic VP2780-4K Ultra HD Monitor
ViewSonic is adding the VP2780-4K Ultra HDMonitor. A 27-inch IPS panel sporting a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution. The panel provides a 10-bit colour depth support (1.07b colours) along with a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table.Read more
Samsung goes to volume production with really fast SM951-NVMe
Samsung has started mass production of their NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) which has an M.2 form factor for use in PCs and workstations. The new SM951-NVMe features advanced performance figures, low power use and a compact size..Read more
Intel First-Quarter Revenue is $12.8 Billion
Well, ... no problems with cash-flow there I'd say. Intel reported first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $2.6 billion, net income of $2.0 billion and EPS of 41 cents.Read more
Corsair Adds 960GB and 480GB to Force LS SSD Line
Corsair announced the release of the addition of 960GB and 480GB capacity models to the existing line of Force Series® LS SSD drives. The new Force Series LS SSD models, like the previously announced 240GB, 120GB, and 60GB models, provide consumers a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage.Read more
XFORMA MBX MKII Limited Edition PC Case
XFORMA announced that the MBX MKII Limited Edition case is in production and available to pre-order. A limited series of 250 MKII cases are offered for sale, and are being manufactured in cooperation with SilverStone Technology; a Taiwan based global leader in the PC industry.Read more
QNAP Adds Improved Multimedia Entertainment with Kodi (XBMC)
QNAP announced that its NAS officially supports Kodi (XBMC) Entertainment Center. Users of x51, x53, x70, x71, x79 and x80 series NAS now can install Kodi in HD Station to enjoy an improved entertainment experience. As of version 14, XBMC has been renamed "Kodi". If users have XBMC v13 installed, they can install Kodi separately to use its beautiful unified interface to enjoy pictures, videos and music.Read more
Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler
Be quiet! extends its cooler range with a new model in a smaller size: the Shadow Rock LP is characterised by its compact low-profile design and high cooling capacity, making it ideal for use in space-saving but powerful desktop systems and home theatre PCs (HTPCs).Read more
Review: Intel 750 1.2 TB PCIe SSD
Fast, furious, let's use superlatives here while we review the 750 NVMe 1.2 TB PCIe SSD. In certain scenarios we close in at 3 GB/sec speeds whereas 1 GB/sec writes can be considered normal. Priced aggressively Intel seems to have the crown jewels of storage performance in their hands.
Read our full review right here.
Cooler Master Updates GeminII S524 CPU cooler to V2
The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2 uses a top down cooling method to provide ample airflow to both the CPU and the surrounding motherboard IC chips. The GeminII S524 Ver. 2 also has the added benefit of having enough vertical clearance to support high profile performance memory DIMMs, allowing additional cooling to them as well.Read more
Synology DS1515 and RS815 NAS
Synology launched the new DiskStation DS1515 and RackStation RS815 for businesses and individuals who have outgrown rudimentary storage, and need enterprise features at an affordable price.Read more
Kingston Digital 960 GB Business-Class SSD
Kingston announced the 960 GB KC310 solid-state drive, its largest business-class SSD. Powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller, KC310 provides unsurpassed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance delivering high read/write speeds and IOPS.Read more
Download AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta Driver
You can now download AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta for Radeon graphics cards. The driver is ready for download to enable the best possible experience for Radeon users playing GTA V on the PC. We hope you have a ton of fun with it!
Download nVidia GeForce 350.12 WHQL GTA5 driver
You can now download nVidia GeForce 350.12 WHQL drivers. Just in time for the highly anticipated title Grand Theft Auto V, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience. With support for GeForce SLI technology.
HP Introduces WS Storage Mobile WS and Professional Displays
HP today introduced technology advancements designed to help artists, creatives and developers more quickly and efficiently bring designs and products to life. "As the leader in the workstation industry, we continue to develop customer inspired innovative solutions that solve real-world business needs," said Jeff Wood, vice president of product management.Read more
NEC adds AS203WMi and AS242W displays
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today two additions to its AccuSync desktop monitor lineup, offering school classrooms and the more than 28-million small- to mid-sized businesses in the U.S. and other geographic regions high-quality, low-cost display options.Read more