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Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 04:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

Intel and Altera have been dancing around a deal for several months, and today the two companies finally settled on a price. Intel will pay $54 per share for Altera in an all cash deal valued at $16.7 billion. Altera has a large presence in the FPGA and ASIC markets and with the purchase Intel gains access to valuable data center and Internet of...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 03:56PM PST | CheeseMan42
Corsair Announces Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Case

Corsair has announced a new addition to the popular Obsidian Series, improving on the previous design of the Obsidian 750D with the Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition. The black full tower case is built using brushed aluminum and solid steel, with the introduction of a perforated front grill as part of the Airflow Edition. The case can hold six 3.5" ...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 03:44PM PST | CheeseMan42
PowerColor Unveils Devil HDX PCI Express Sound Card at Computex

PowerColor is planning to show off a number of products at Computex this week, starting with the Devil HDX PCI Express sound card for users looking for "crystal clear Hi-Fi audio." The card has a full size 6.3mm headphone jack with a builtin amplifier capable of driving the most demanding headphones, with impedance up to 600 ohms. Swappable op-a...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 01:15PM PST | bp9801

The fight for humanity is on in XCOM 2, the PC-exclusive sequel to 2012's stellar XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Firaxis Games is once again at the helm of the sci-fi turn-based squad RPG, but things are far more dire than they were in the past game. Twenty years have passed, the aliens are now firmly in control of Earth and everything that comes with, an...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 10:09AM PST | bp9801
Corsair Introduces the Hydro Series H110i GTX CPU Cooler and New HG10 Video Card Brackets

One of the many things Corsair knows how to do is cooling, with fans and CPU coolers featured in many different setups. It also knows GPU cooling by way of its CPU coolers, and today we get the best of both worlds. Corsair has announced its new Hydro Series H110i GTX CPU cooler, its most advanced and customizable cooler to date, as well as new H...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 09:41AM PST | bp9801

Corsair started teasing something called "Bulldog" a little while back, and today we finally have its reveal. Bulldog is a complete DIY PC kit designed to bring 4K gaming into your living room. A console-sized case, liquid CPU cooler, 600W SFX power supply, and mini-ITX motherboard are all included to get your PC up and running. The liquid CPU c...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 09:17AM PST | bp9801
ZOTAC Unveils Its GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lineup

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is here at long last, which means all of the green team AIB partners can release reference and non-reference models at will. First up is ZOTAC, which has a full suite of 980 Tis coming your way. There is, of course, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference model from ZOTAC, with its blower-style cooler and 1000MHz stock clo...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 08:45AM PST | bp9801
Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 Kits Expand to 64GB and 128GB Capacities

Computex is kicking off today, with plenty of companies revealing new products left and right. Patriot Memory is no exception, as it unveiled its new Viper 4 DDR4 kits in massive new sizes, with both 64GB and 128GB kits available to purchase. If you're on the Intel X99 platform and need as much RAM as you can possibly get, these are the ones for...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 08:31AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA's latest and greatest video card, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, has arrived, and with it comes TITAN X-level performance to something that starts at only $649.99. Sure, you get 6GB of GDDR5 instead of 12GB and 2816 CUDA cores instead of 3072, but the performance most definitely is not hurt by that. The 980 Ti manages to stay right around the TI...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 08:25AM PST | bp9801

Today is the first day of June, and also the first day of Computex, so be prepared for plenty of news coming your way. We also have some reviews, too, like a look at the Thermaltake Supressor F51 case, a model that takes various elements of the Core Series and puts them in a larger model. There is also the Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged mechanica...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 07:32AM PST | gebraset

Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair, has announced the introduction of the STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard. The latest product by Corsair Gaming features fully programmable red LED backlighting and includes the same unmatched lighting customization and Cherry MX switches found in the company’s RGB keyboards. Lightin...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 07:03AM PST | gebraset

Corsair, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world, has officially announced its latest power supply lineup known as the RMi series. The latest power supplies from Corsair are built completely with 105-degrees Celsius rated Japanese capacitors and offer customers with 80 PLUS Gold certification, configurable +12V rail o...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 06:42AM PST | gebraset
ECS Will Display New LIVA Mini PCs, LEET Motherboards, and DURATHON 2 Technology at COMPUTEX 2015

COMPUTEX, which happens to be one of Asia’s largest trade shows that broadcasts technology from some of the most respected brands in the electronics industry, will go underway in Taipei, Taiwan very soon. ECS, a motherboard manufacturer which happens to be based out of Taiwan, has announced that it will show off a wealth of new products and offe...

Comments (3) | June 1, 2015 06:21AM PST | gebraset

According to Terry Myerson, the Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, Windows 10 will be made available for PCs and tablets on July 29, 2015. The announcement comes weeks after it was revealed that Windows 10 will launch in six different versions, and almost a month since it was publically stated by Jerry Nixon, an employee...

Comments (0) | June 1, 2015 06:17AM PST | gebraset

A YouTube user known as CryZENx has recently published a video that demonstrates NVIDIA HairWorks in Unreal Engine 4. The video, which is just over three minutes long, shows the movement of hair on various human heads and creatures. The video includes temperature and utilization information on the hardware used to run the technology demonstratio...

Comments (1) | May 31, 2015 05:16PM PST | bp9801

A new GeForce driver has arrived in preparation for the GTX 980 Ti, as the GeForce Game Ready 353.06 WHQL Driver is now available to download. This driver includes support for NVIDIA's new video card, so for those looking to pick one up, this is the driver to get. NVIDIA also implemented assorted tweaks and fixes to Kepler GPUs that weren't quit...

Comments (3) | May 30, 2015 08:56PM PST | bp9801

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is expected to arrive in the next couple of days or so, and it seems like we'll have quite the selection of cards to choose from. NVIDIA's AIB partners are preparing for a huge lineup of GTX 980 Ti video cards, with reference and non-reference models expected to cater to any interest. Some of the non-reference cards...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 04:52PM PST | CheeseMan42

Avago has announced plans to acquire Broadcom for $37 billion in the "largest mergers of chipmakers ever." Both companies have a large presence in the wireless space, with Broadcom a major supplier for Apple and Samsung smartphones. The new company will keep the Broadcom name and will be based in Singapore, creating the third largest semiconduct...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 02:47PM PST | CheeseMan42

Another round of benchmarks for the upcoming Intel i7-6700K Skylake-S CPUs have been released, joining the first leak from late last month. These tests were run using a "pre-sample" version of the CPUs, the previous tests used engineering samples, and compare the processors using a different series of tests. The 6700K was again pitted against th...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Sometimes science can involve shooting something, but the process does not end there as one has to determine why whatever happened, happened. For decades it has been known that shooting ions at an iron-based superconductor can positively affect its properties, but the exact mechanics involved have been somewhat mysterious. That is until now, tha...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 10:34AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA has officially launched its SHIELD with Android TV, bringing the company's first living room entertainment device to your home. The SHIELD with Android TV is said to be the most advanced smart TV platform available, as you can watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, use various apps, and play games through it, all from the comfort of you...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 09:35AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, and just about the end of May, so what better way to begin the weekend than with some reviews. We have a look at the Corsair Graphite Series 780T full tower case, a new addition to the company's lineup that comes with a host of features and a white color scheme. There is also the NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV and wha...

Comments (1) | May 29, 2015 07:10AM PST | gebraset
GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Edition Introduced by ZOTAC

ZOTAC, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, has officially unveiled the GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Edition. The latest product by ZOTAC is a custom designed GeForce GTX TITAN X that offers a hybrid air and liquid cooling solution, allowing consumers to cool the card through the three fans atop the IceStorm heatsink or thro...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 06:11AM PST | gebraset

Just days ago it was reported that AMD was actively working on the Catalyst 15.5 beta driver, which was supposed to increase performance in Project CARS and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Fortunately for gamers of both titles, the Catalyst 15.5 beta driver has been officially released by AMD. According to the company, the latest Catalyst driver provi...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 05:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

According to the Theories of Relativity, the Universe has the speed of light as its speed limit, and this rules our day-to-day life. Quantum mechanics however, likes getting around such rules and has been caught doing so, which begs the question of if it is violating relativity or going around it? Researchers at the Australian National Universit...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 04:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Correcting errors is important for the reliable operation of any computing device. For modern computers, we have it down pretty well, but for future quantum computers, the challenge is completely different. Researchers at MIT though have managed to overcome one significant aspect of the challenge, by breaking the limit others suffer.

Quantum co...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 04:21PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Achieves Highest DDR4 Frequency Using Air Cooling

G.SKILL has announced that its memory modules have been used to break the record for highest DDR4 frequency using air cooling. The record frequency of 4062MHz was reached using Ripjaws 4 memory on an ASRock X99M Killer motherboard. The record was validated using CPU-Z, though it was unclear if any benchmarks such as Super Pi were run. VP of ASRo...

Comments (3) | May 28, 2015 10:59AM PST | bp9801

A new leak has found its way online concerning NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and this time it actually comes from NVIDIA. The company's Taiwan outfit posted a Facebook image revealing a June 2 announcement date, and quite possibly that's also the launch date. The post has since been removed, but you can see it for yourself below. The eve...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 08:35AM PST | bp9801

May is nearing its end, but not before we have some items for you to peruse. There is a look at how an SLI setup of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 performs in several games, including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, to see how the two cards compare to a single TITAN X. On the red side, we have the Sapphire R9 285 ITX OC, a nice and compact video car...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 06:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For humans, when something is too difficult to do we can enlist the help of others to get the job done, but for robots it is not as simple. For multiple robots to work together their actions may need to be coordinated and the results can be very efficient, in a controlled environment. In other settings, the efficiency can vanish because of how c...

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