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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 aims for enthusiast GPU glory

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 aims for enthusiast GPU glory

This week AMD plays their biggest GPU hand to date with the Radeon R9 295X2. This is a highest-end Dual GPU running with 28nm process technology and 12.4 billion transistors. You’ll be rolling with a highest-tier number of stream processors in this beast with a whopping 5,632, while compute power rings in at 11.5 TFLOPS.

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Unreal Engine 4 demoed with NVIDIA GeForce Titan Z to dazzle

Unreal Engine 4 demoed with NVIDIA GeForce Titan Z to dazzle

This week it was announced that NVIDIA will be working closely with Unreal Engine 4 to make full use of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z. This next-generation graphics processing card takes what was with the GeForce GTX Titan and the Titan Black, and ramps the whole works up once again. This GPU was introduced at NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference and Unreal Engine 4 will be manning the demoes, so to speak.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z official for real-time magic

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z official for real-time magic

NVIDIA has revealed its latest video card, the GeForce GTX Titan Z, its new flagship with two Kepler GPUs for a total of 5,760 processing cores. Succeeding the Titan Black, the new Titan Z uses a pair of NVIDIA's GK110, tuned to run at identical clock-speeds so that neither slows the other down. The result is an incredible amount of performance for real-time simulation and computer graphics.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti comes the company’s first implementation of their 1st generation Maxwell GPU architecture. Maxwell brings what NVIDIA suggests is the most efficient GPU on the market - efficiency, that is, doing more with less. NVIDIA says they’ve increased the performance of Maxwell up per watt up 2x over Kepler.

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iBuyPower: Steam Machines will battle consoles, not PCs

iBuyPower: Steam Machines will battle consoles, not PCs

Each Steam Machine coming to the market later this year will be unique - that's the message we're getting from groups like iBuyPower and Falcon Northwest here in the first month of the year. Speaking with the creators of the SteamOS devices that'll be arriving inside the second half of the year, it would seem as though they've got some time to fill - it's Valve, after all, that'll be deciding when the devices are actually allowed to be released as it's Valve that has to release the final software build and the Steam Controllers that go with the machines for final market readiness. Today we're looking at what iBuyPower is doing, specifically, to make their Steam Machine an ideal release.

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MSI GTX 780 eyes-on: R9 270X Hawk, 280X Gaming, 290X Lightning appear

MSI GTX 780 eyes-on: R9 270X Hawk, 280X Gaming, 290X Lightning appear

There’s a new set of graphics cards being shown off this week at CES 2014 by the folks at MSI, starting with the GTX 780 Lightening, a beast with three fans. You’ve got “triple force architecture”, working with twin BIOS, a set of components that bring a hardcore design to light, and a GPU reactor. This machine is so rugged and ready for the biggest machines that it’s rolling with military Class 4 components.

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NVIDIA G-Sync first-impressions

NVIDIA G-Sync first-impressions

Today we're letting loose our first-impressions of the technology called G-Sync, NVIDIA's newest in new graphics enhancement for the gaming universe. What we're looking at here is one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world outside of NVIDIA headquarters, here rolling with ASUS as a technology preview unit. Before you go any further, have a peek at our NVIDIA G-Sync SlashGear 101 for data from the start - then it's time to activate.

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SlashGear 101: What is NVIDIA G-Sync?

SlashGear 101: What is NVIDIA G-Sync?

We've got one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world sitting on our desk this week, and though we're not quite to production level preview time as of yet, the impression we're getting already is one of a whole new era in gaming graphics. Aside from that, if there's one thing we can say unequivocally about this ASUS unit with G-Sync inside before speaking about its quality, it's that the concept behind it isn't something everyone is going to understand. Not right off the bat. Instead we've got some explaining to do before we begin.

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