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.
Computer manufacturer Medion has announced its first ultracompact notebook computer that features a HD multitouch display. The ultracompact notebook is called the Medion The Touch 10. The machine gets its name from its 10-inch multitouch HD resolution screen.
Though the AMD Radeon R9 290X was teased last month, details have not been shared in full until this morning. Along with the release of these details comes confirmation in full of the power of the device, along with the fact that AMD aims for this graphics card to be their headline unit, top to bottom. This card works with a mighty 2,816 stream processor, 4GB VRAM, AMD-integrated TrueAudio, and a fat 512-bit memory bus - and it's prepared for 4K output, of course.
When Valve revealed the specs for its Steam Machine prototypes last week, the name of one major chip manufacturer was absent, which undoubtedly led to many a speculation and discussion over the Internet. It seems, however, that such musings may have been premature as Valve is now confirming that come 2014, Steam Machines will also be running on chips from AMD.
Back in late September AMD went official with its new Radeon R9 and R7 video cards. Yesterday AMD offered up specifications on several R7 GPUs including pricing and more. Since AMD has multiple card partners and most partners use the same basic hardware, a lot of companies try to set themselves apart with various clock speeds and custom cooling solutions. Asus has announced its own AMD Radeon R9 and R7 200 series graphics cards.