NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 is finally joining the Republic of Gamers brand as ASUS has just introduced the GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum. This is a fully custom GeForce GTX 980 with 4 GB of VRAM on board and it does not look like NVIDIA is planning any 8 GB models anytime soon.
Taking a page from Twitch.tv Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting allowing Steam users to broadcast their games and watch other gamers who are broadcasting. The very public beta of Steam Broadcasting was launched yesterday and it is built right into the Steam client. You also have the ability to watch games via your browser through the Steam community right now.
COUGAR announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way.
GALAX has added a smaller GeForce GTX 970 to their GeForce 900 Series lineup in the GeForce GTX 970 OC Gamer Edition. This smaller (19 cm) graphics card does come with a custom PCB and cooling solution with two 80 mm fans.
It looks like ASUS wants to be the first to come out with a mini-ITX friendly GeForce GTX 900 series card. They are putting their final touches on the GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini (model: GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5) graphics card.
Corsair has just released their Hydro Series HG10 A1 GPU liquid cooling bracket. This GPU cooling bracket is made to work with AMD Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9 290 graphics cards. The bracket will allow users to attach a Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler to their graphics card to cool the GPU and other critical circuitry.
It does not look like both AMD and NVIDIA will be releasing any new cards for the rest of the year. For those expecting to see the GeForce GTX 960 this month, it won’t be coming. It seems NVIDIA really does not even have to release it with the popularity of their GTX 980 / 970 cards. Back to AMD, they are prepping a faster Hawaii variant that should release a few months from now.
Earlier this month we showed you the reveal of MSI’s GeForce GTX 970 Golden Edition and now MSI has officially announced the card. As you can see from the photo below MSI is really taking the golden thing seriously even making the retail box all gold!
NVIDIA has just introduced their GRID on-demand gaming service. This service will launch in North America on November 18th, next month in Europe and next year in Asia. The GRID service will be free on the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet and SHIELD portable through June 30, 2015.
ASUS has just announced their GeForce GTX 980 Poseidon Platinum graphics card. This graphics card comes with a hybrid cooling solution that allows you to use either air or water to cool the card. Like previous Poseidon graphics cards this card is part of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line.
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