Just this afternoon Vince Zampella from the developer group Respawn let it be known what the minimum specifications would be for the PC version of the mech-driving game Titanfall. This is a widely-anticipated title made for both the PC and the Xbox One, with a beta coming up for both platforms some time this month. While the final game is set to be released in March, users are already testing the Alpha (and near-Beta) right this minute.
Trying to kill a potential problem at the roots even before it grows, ARM Holdings has released a new Server Base System Architecture standard. This document will server as the basis of a standardized platform that will hopefully help the chip architecture finally get a foothold in the server space.
Not that the mini-PC market was going anywhere, but CyberPowerPC's entry into the ranks this week just goes to show - there's more than enough room for another super-small gaming desktop machine out there. Here we're seeing the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini, a tiny tower that still manages to jam in the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 or an AMD R9 290. It'll be coming your way in black with green or red lighting, too!
Just as we saw a massive multi-monitor showing off the likes of Project CARS earlier this week, here we're seeing the likes of the game Thief. Working with AMD's finest in a customized Webhallen case, it's not difficult to see the draw in working with a highest-end setup this week in the gaming space, especially when this industry's top competitors are pulling out all the stops on a demonstration tip.
HP may have just announced a new Android all-in-one PC designed to cater to business, big and small alike, but it hasn't forgotten the still larger portion of the desktop pie: Windows users. Here at CES 2014, we're getting a first-hand look at HP's two new Windows-powered business AIO machines, the HP ProOne 400 G1 and the HP 205.
Velocity Micro has announced a new line of desktop computers that use compact enclosures and still offer nice hardware inside. The line of computers is called the SmallBlock desktop line and the machines are fully customizable. Velocity Micro is shipping the machines right now starting at $749.
Litecoin mining has quietly undergone a sharp rise in popularity in recent days. The cryptocurrency is an alternative to Bitcoin, which recently saw a meteoric rise in value to about $1200 before dropping off and settling in at the mid-$800 range. Litecoin's sudden breakout has resulted in a worldwide run on graphics cards used in mining Litecoins.
AMD has pushed out its latest R9 Series video card, the AMD Radeon R9 270, promising gaming performance with a sub-$180 price tag. Hitting shelves today, the new Radeon slots in at the entry-level of AMD's R9 range, with 1,280 stream processing units and 2GB of GRRD5 memory, for up to 2.69 TFLOPS of compute power.
AMD yesterday announced some new details about the company's third-generation accelerated processing unit (APU), "Kaveri," for notebooks and desktops. Kaveri is the first APU using heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) in combination with AMD's new TrueAudio technology and the Mantle API, the company said. The Kaveri is scheduled to start shipping Jan. 14, 2014.