ECS held their LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337 press event this week in Silicon Valley and ThinkComputers was on hand to check it all out. ECS has a new direction and it seems like they are focusing on bringing the custom the best value they can for the price. They were showing off their unreleased Z97I-Drone mini-ITX gaming motherboard.
When you first look at this motherboard you think to yourself is this really a Gigabyte Gaming Motherboard? Yes, Gigabyte has ditched the neon green and black design and has opted to change their gaming line to a red and black design, which is common for gaming motherboards these days. Don’t let the color change fool you this motherboard is packed with features. First and foremost for gamers this motherboard is capable of 4-way multiple graphics card configuration thanks to the PLX PEX8747 chip, it has Killer E2200 networking platform for no-lag gaming, and AMP-UP audio technology for the best game sound. If that is not enough you also have SATA Express, gold-plated display and audio ports, and Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable design so you know this board is built with quality components. Let’s jump in!
Mad Catz announced today the shipping of the S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard. Designed around a compact tablet sized footprint, the S.T.R.I.K.E. M is designed for home or mobile use and can pair with up to four devices simultaneously.
We have heard rumors about the GeForce GTX 880 launching in September and it looks like this is all but officially confirmed. In an interview with Expreview at the Chinajoy game developers conference a Gigabyte executive confirmed that NVIDIA will launch the next-generation GeForce GTX 880 in September.
Logitech today introduced the fastest gaming mouse ever made, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast FPS Gaming Mouse. The Hyperion Fury features Logitech’s exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology that can reliably track over 500 inches per second (IPS) and Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for unrivaled accuracy.
Putting all of the rumors to rest NVIDIA today has launched the SHIELD Tablet along with the SHIELD wireless controller. The SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. Powered by the world’s most advanced mobile processor — the NVIDIA Tegra K1, with 192 GPU cores — SHIELD tablet is supplemented by regular, over-the-air software upgrades that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.
Quakecon 2014 was held over this past weekend and is one of the largest PC-centric conventions / LAN parties in the US. I’m not sure why Bethesda thought it would be a good idea to talk about Xbox Live in a room for a PC gamers, but as one might expect they got booed.
With rumors of NVIDIA working on a second Shield console, Shield tablet and even a Steam Machine competitor it seems one of those might be coming soon. A leaked image of what is said to be the Shield tablet has surface on the internet this week.
Sony could be looking to revive old franchises like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and even Jak and Daxter. In a recent interview with The Telegraph Sony Computer Entertainment CEO, Andrew House hinted at possible character revivals that would return Sony to their brand roots.
Valve has been working on their official Steam Machine, but the project has been delayed. We should expect to see the Steam Machine sometime in 2015. In the meantime it looks like NVIDIA is working on a direct competitor to the Steam Machine.
Aug 22, 2014 0
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