More information about NVIDIA’s upcoming “Pascal” GPU architecture was revealed at GTC Japan. This new GPU architecture is designed to offer nearly double the performance per watt over NVIDIA’s current “Maxwell” architecture. This will be made possible by implementing stacked high-bandwidth memory 2 (HBM2).
Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash memory, SSDs, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals today announced the Viper Elite DDR4 memory intended for the latest Intel 100 series platform.
It looks like Intel is getting back into bundling games with its processors. I think this has a lot to do with the popularity of gaming these days. In any case the game bundle is called the “Never Stop Gaming” bundle and it will reward buyers of the company’s Core i7 processors (Skylake, Haswell-E, and Haswell LGA1150) with $125 worth of games / DLC.
AMD has just announced their, “A battle for the fate of the galaxy should be met with Fury”. Which is their new promotional games bundle in which they are giving away a full copy of Star Wars Battlefront to people who purchase its Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards and select System Integrator systems equipped with a Radeon Fury. This offer does not apply to AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X or R9 Nano graphics cards.
If you can remember these cards were actually originally planned for a September 2014 release as the Radeon R9 285X. The release was postponed because it would fail to compete against the just released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 970, which had a much better performance per watt ratio. Now that the GTX 960 is out AMD is looking to fill in the performance gap between the 960 and 970. The Radeon R9 380X will have 2048 Stream Processors and 4GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit interface. We have photos of three upcoming R9 380X’s from ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte.
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX Savage USB Flash drive. The USB drive joins the HyperX Savage range of products including DRAM and SSDs, replacing the successful DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.
Intel’s Xeon Phi chips are typically reserved for supercomputing. Well Intel is looking to change the game by bringing their upcoming 72-core Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing to the desktop workstation market. There will be a limited number of workstations shipping in the first half of next year from Intel, who will also control the initial distribution.
Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the availability of it’s new Fuma Twin-Tower CPU-Cooler. The new model combines a compact Twin-Tower design with total height of mere 149 millimeters and impressive cooling performance.
Intel has officially launched its Skylake NUC desktops. These of course are based on the company’s 6th generation Core “Skylake” processors. There are two main models, but each will have two choices of chassis design. The first is the NUC6i5SY, based on the Core i5-6260U processor.
BIOSTAR announces its latest motherboard designed for Intel 6th-generation processor which offers a packed array of features perfect for gaming and entertainment. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H features Hi-Fi Audio, Hi-Fi Power and 3D Hi-Fi to fully maximize your listening experience.
Nov 25, 2015 0