NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 690 on Monday, a graphics card that houses two Kepler cores on one single card. It certainly looked very flashy, with lots of chromium-plated aluminium spread across the GPU in order to keep everything cool along with the card’s fan. It commands a pretty penny too: $999. So who’s the first company crazy enough to fit one of these cards into their system? Maingear, of course.
The folks at Acer are wasting no time at all pushing out several desktop model computers with Intel's newly announced 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. Included in this lineup are several additions to Acer's Predator AG3620 desktop line as well as Gateway DX4860-UR14P. You're about to see power contained in no less than the most wild looking factory-made setups in the history of desktop - believe it!
NVIDIA has posted a cryptic image on its Facebook page recently to tease what is likely the upcoming GeForce GTX 690 dual-chip GPU. The dark image doesn't reveal much except the company's logo on what appears to be a graphics card and the words "It's coming." However, traces of what resemble two sets of heatsinks suggest that it is definitely a high-end model.
This week the web is buzzing with news that Tupac Shakur's return to this world as a holographic computer-generated image at Coachella may have changed the way we think of the art of representing the dead for entertainment. If Tupac, aka 2-Pac or Machiavelli as he so referred to himself on stage this week, can return to our plane of existence as a ghost in the machine, what's stopping the rest of our heros from becoming the living dead as well? Absolutely nothing, that's what.
As if all the rumors and leaks weren't all but a sure sign today on stage Tim Cook has officially confirmed the dual-core Apple A5X processor inside the new iPad. While the tablet is still dual-core the X in the name stands for quad-core graphics. Mentioning that we don't need high power usage quad-core processors when we have a dual-core A5 that is excellent, and has now been improved. Then his focus turned to NVIDIA and their Tegra 3 quad-core processor that has seen so much hype as of late. Read on below for his thoughts on the new A5X.
Wacom has announced the Intuos5, its next-gen graphics tablet that offers a precise pressure- and tilt-sensitive stylus with the addition of multi-touch gestures support. Wireless connectivity is also available for the Intuos5 as an option. The graphics tablet is aimed at design professionals, photographers, and artists who want to take their digital creations to the next level.
Imagination Technologies has announced its PowerVR G6200 and G6400 CPU IP cores, which are the first in its PowerVR Series6 GPU core family. The PowerVR Series6 has set a new benchmark for high performance with ultra-low power GPU cores that are scalable from mobile and tablet markets to high-end gaming and computing.
Intel expanded on its Ultrabook platform at its CES press conference, focusing on a better user experience. With a tacit promise for faster CPU performance, longer battery life and lower prices on the platform going forward, representatives were especially excited for the Turbo mode for CPUs. This allows for a boost in performance, and a not inconsiderable bump for gaming prowess as well.
Earlier today AMD announced their new flagship Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, and while it wont hit the public shelves until mid January -- and for a hefty $549 price tag we are already seeing reviews galore from the PC crowd and figured we'd round them up. What we are hoping for is just what AMD is claiming: "the fastest single-GPU card in the world". Head on down past the break to see what everyone thought -- and if that claim holds true.
This week the AMD Radeon HD 7970 series graphics processor series has been released (for $549 on January 9th, if you'd like to know,) and its codename family "Southern Islands" has been detailed in full to show the world what the company has planned for GPU power throughout the next few years, starting right here at the next: 2012. In a set of affirmations by the group that's about to unleash their newest set of GPU units on the world of gaming, AMD said that PC gaming software sales on the whole were over $15 billion USD in 2011 and are estimated to blow past $20 billion inside 2012. Because of this, and because AMD loves its gaming following out there in gameland, they've also re-affirmed their dedication to their "Gamers Come First" credo, as well as their Gamers Manifesto which says, quite simply: Enablement, Not Disablement.