NVIDIA is planning on launching two Maxwell-based cards next month. These cards will be the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the GeForce GTX 750. It looks like the first GeForce GTX 750 has been listed and the listing gives us some details on the card.
When ASUS launched their Republic of Gamers Z87 motherboards there was one that was missing, the Maximus VI Formula. They had already launched the Maximus VI Extreme, Hero, GeneZ and Impact boards. After a little while ASUS went ahead and finally launched the Maximus VI Formula motherboard. So why is this motherboard so special? Two things that really stand out about it is that it features the same Thermal Armor that ASUS has used on its TUF series of motherboards and it is the first ASUS motherboard to use the CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling technology to keep the VRM’s nice and cool. Beyond that this is a Republic of Gamers board so you have Extreme Engine Digi+ III, SupremeFX Formula audio, Sonic Radar and a mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0. Does this board have it all? Read on as we find out!
CM Storm has just launched their latest gaming keyboard the Trigger-Z. This keyboard is the successor to the original Trigger mechanical gaming keyboard that actually launched the CM Storm gaming keyboard line.
It looks like AMD’s Catalyst 13.35 beta driver has been leaked by Toshiba. This is the first Catalyst driver to include AMD’s Mantle API and TrueAudio. Toshiba actually has listed the driver package on their support site. AMD’s Radeon R2xx series of graphics cards and their new Kaveri APUs will make the most of this driver.
Microsoft recently announced that they have acquired the rights to the Gear of War franchise from EPIC Games. Microsoft now has ownership of everything Gears of War, “including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise.”
Want to upgrade your home network to 802.11ac? Well ASUS just announced the RT-AC52U with USB-AC50, an AC750 dual-band router and AC450 wireless adapter package that provides consumers with an extremely affordable instant upgrade to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology – for super-fast data-transfer speeds of up to 733 Mbit/s.
Today Gigabyte launched the latest edition to their BRIX series of ultra compact PC kits, the BRIX Gaming. As you can guess this mini PC is geared towards gamers and features an AMD A8-5557M APU together with an AMD Radeon R9 M275X discrete graphics processor.
When it comes down to it many people have to choose between hard drive speed or hard drive capacity, especially when it comes to laptops or small form factor systems. While solid state drives offer great speeds, they are quite expensive per GB. On the other hand typical mechanical hard drives offer a better value per GB, but are not as fast. Western Digital saw this problem and has come up with a solution in their WD Black2 Dual Drive. This drive features a 120 GB solid state drive along with a 1 TB mechanical hard drive. Now you may think that this is a hybrid drive where the SSD portion acts as cache, but this is actually two separate drives in one. This way you have the 120 GB portion for your OS and important programs and the 1 TB can be used for media and other files. More importantly this drive only takes up a single hard drive spot! Let’s check it out!
We all know this is cheaper the outsource production of electronics overseas where labor is much cheaper and labor laws are not is strict. That is why most of the electronics we buy are made overseas. While we do not see that changing anytime soon it is nice to see some companies move some of their production to the U.S. It looks like Foxconn is thinking about opening up a plant in the U.S.