Acer GN246HL 24-Inch Gaming Monitor
Acer has recently added a new gaming monitor to its product lineup, the GN246HL . The monitor is using an TN based LED panel, this new 24-inch LED-backlight monitor supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and provides 144Hz refresh rate, 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness.Read more
Gigabyte To offer GeForce GTX Titan Black with WindForce Cooler
Some new information shows that Gigabyte will release the GeForce GTX Titan Black however, it will come included with a custom WindForce Cooler as bundles item. The latest revision of the cooler will be used, and that one offers a whopping 600W of cooling power. There is a nag though, you must install the cooler yourself. Easy work really, but removing a fan always comes with a little risk.Read more
Windows 8.1 gets WIMBoot and 16GB devices can have 12GB free space
Microsoft announced that it has introduced a new install option for Windows 8.1 called Windows Image Boot, or WIMBoot, that's been made to allow those kinds of products a way to get a full version of the OS while still having room for the installations of apps and other programs. In a blog post, Microsoft said they dislike the typical way that Windows is installed on a new PC via extracting folders from an image file, WIMBoot keeps all of those files compressed. However, the user of the device sees no difference when they explore their storage in the C: folder.Read more
Oculus Rift and Tron Light is pretty Bad Ass Alright
This is a stunning and unique arcade prototype that combines the Oculus Rift with a Light Cycles simulator!
MSI ProBox23 Thin Mini-ITX Barebone Released
MSI has launched their MSI ProBox23, the first model in its new generation of commercial oriented barebone PCs. These series use the latest Intel H81 chipset, and support the 4th Generation Intel Core processors with high performance and integrated GPU providing powerful graphics processing.Read more
OCZ Storage Solutions Beta Program for Next ZD-XL SQL Release
OCZ Storage Solutions announced that it has initiated a beta test program for the next release of ZD-XL SQL Accelerator and invites enterprise SSD customers and SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) to participate. DBAs looking to accelerate SQL Server workloads via SSD flash or flash caching, and have production SQL Server data to run on the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator platform are especially sought for this beta testing program.Read more
Intel to launch is Haswell refresh products May 10th 2014
It is not finally a set date, you guys will see Intel's pending Haswell Cire refresh products in May, the 10th to be precise (11th depending on your timezone). That date the processors will be launched, mostly having a 100 Mhz bump on the clock frequency. more interesting of course will be the new intel H97/Z97 chipset for motherboards.Read more
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880 Details Surface
Okay, so this again is a speculative post, but I just noticed that some information regarding the pending GeForce GTX 880 is spreading like a hot fire on the web. Basically according to a report from Tyden.cz and Expreview the pending GeForce GTX 880 would be based on Nvidia Maxwell NVIDIA's GM204 GPU. The product would get 3200 Shader processors and almost 8 Billion transistors. Apparently this is not even the flagship GPU, but if you have a peek at the specs (which you should take with a grain of salt) then the DirectX 12 compatible GPU would be SSM enabled, streaming multiprocessor Maxwell.Read more
I-O Data WN-AC1300EX Wireless LAN Repeater
I-O Data is set to drop their latest wireless LAN repeater, the WN-AC1300EX. Corresponding to the ‘Draft 11ac’ (the new standard for Wireless LAN IEEE802.11ac), the WN-AC1300EX supports for dual-band WiFi access point (2.4GHz – 300Mbps and 5GHz – 1300Mbps). The product comes with a WPS button and provides security through encryption using WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES) and WEP (64/128bit).Read more
Watch Dogs Featuring NVIDIA Tech
This tech demo of the PC version of Watch Dogs showcases some of the features and effects GeForce owners can expect when the game ships late next month. Launching next month on May 27, Watch Dogs was scheduled for release as a launch title for next-gen consoles way back in 2013. A Watch Dog’s coder shows how Nvidia’s latest visual enhancement and optimization technologies are being used in creating dynamic in-game Chicago.
Linksys Ships the WRT1900AC Router
Linksys today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC, which will be available for sale at Best Buy stores throughout the US or at the Linksys.com store. The new WRT features four external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the home and has been certified for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.Read more
Corsair Obsidian series 450D review
In this article we review the Corsair Obsidian 450D. Let us call it mainstream version in the Obsidian chassis series. Not full, mini bit a nice mid-tower intended for mainstream to high-end class PCs.The details and features are really good. Armed with a competitive price this might be the product a lot of you are on the lookout for.
Read the review right here.
AMD Pirate Islands Radeon R9 300 Series
The colleagues over at WccfTech posted something about the next generation Radeon graphics cards. They dug up an old (what is claimed to be) roadmap which shows details about three GPUs, the R9 390X, R9 380X and R9 370X. There is no validation regarding the source material and their post is highly speculative. Then again .. rumors always start somewhere and props to them for retrieving that info.Read more
Radeon R9 295x2 review
In this review we test and benchmark the R9 295x2 The R9 295x2 is the new dual-GPU monster of a graphics card from AMD. It has two fully enabled Hawaii XT GPUs and in style an exotic cooling in the form of a Hybrid cooler, meaning a combination of air and liquid cooling. The two GPU's are fully enabled on all shader processors and run up-to a cool 1018 MHz each. So that's over 12 Billion transistors, 5632 Shader processors and a good 11.5 TFLOPS of compute performance slapped onto a single PCB. Yes, AMD has just released the fastest graphics card in the world!
Read our full 34 page review right here.
HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Gets Faster Clock
HIS receneltly announced their HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Graphics Card. Powered by AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU, the card sports 2816 Stream Processors, a 512-bit memory interface. The card was core clocked at 1040MHz and a 4GB of GDDR5 memory set @ 5400MHz. It seems that HIs os now offering the product at an increased clock-frequency of 1060 Mhz on the core.Read more
MSI Adds AM1 Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard
MSIintroduces an AMD AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions.Read more
Call of Duty: Ghosts - Price vs. Makarov Trailer
Now available on all platforms, Call of Duty Ghosts fans can adopt the persona of the Modern Warfare series' most memorable protagonist and antagonist; Captain John Price and Vladimir Makarov. Dropping some cash - $3.99 USD - on either of the now available Legends Packs in the Call of Duty: Ghosts in-game store will offer up a set of soldier skins, weapon camos, patches, player cards, and reticles based on either of the two legendary characters. To see them in action, you can catch the brand new Price vs. Makarov trailer above below.
Adesso Tru-Form Media 1500GB Ergonomic Keyboard and Laser Mouse
Adesso announces the release of WKB-1500GB -- Tru-Form Media 1500GB Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard & Mouse, which offer users two advanced input devices with ergonomic design, multifuncti onal features, and a wireless range of up to 30 feet. At the MSRP of $69.99, Tru-Form Media 1500GB is available for purchase at major retailers and e-retailers.Read more