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iPhone 7 rumored to have 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, dual-camera image chip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 12, 2016 8:36 am

The next-gen iPhone 7 will reportedly have 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, as well as a new dual-camera image processor. Apple has some impressive camera software technology on its current iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, but the new iPhone 7 will pump things up a few notches according to the latest rumors.

 

 

The iPhone 7 is expected to have a touch-sensitive Home button, as well as a waterproof chassis - finally. The dual-camera system has me excited, as it'll let people capture a video or a photo, and then you'll be able to view the transition between lenses seamlessly, by touching a spot on the photo to zoom in with the second lens - which sounds awesome.

 

Inside, we are to expect a next-gen A10 processor, as well as a 3100mAh battery and up to 256GB available, which will be great as an upgrade from the current flagship model featuring 128GB of storage. We should expect Apple to unveil the new iPhone later this year.

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NVIDIA's new SLI HB bridge pictured, GTX 1080 supports 2-way SLI only

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 6:35 am

With the reveal of the GeForce GTX 1080 behind us, VideoCardz is reporting that they have images of the new GeForce GTX SLI HB bridge that was unveiled last week.

 

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You might remember NVIDIA unveiled a new High-Bandwidth SLI bridge that has much more going on inside of it than previous SLI bridges. The new bridge "doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Delivering silky-smooth gameplay, it's the best way to experience surround gaming - and it's only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080".

 

The tallest connector has just 4 fingers, which means it'll work with only two GTX 1080s in SLI. While an EVGA employee has confirmed that the new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 video cards only work in 2-way SLI.

 

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Here's the underside of the new HB SLI bridge.

The first 'Assassin's Creed' movie trailer is here!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 12, 2016 5:48 am

The first trailer for the feature film adaptation of Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed' franchise is here, and we're excited!

 

 

Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel, the feature film will follow Callum Lynch in an epic adventure which mirrors the style and world that Ubisoft have built for a decade. According to Fassbender the film promises to be "something special" - and based off the first trailer, we're quietly confident!

 

'Assassin's Creed' hits cinemas in December in the U.S. and on New Years Day 2017 in Australia.

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Inno3D announces its GeForce GTX 1080, includes 3DMark and VRMark

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 4:33 am

Inno3D has unveiled their GeForce GTX 1080, which comes in a nice custom box and will include 3DMark, VRMark and even a mouse mat in the box.

 

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We should expect Inno3D to show off its new GeForce GTX 1080 video card at Computex 2016, teasing its new GP104 core and 8GB of new GDDR5X RAM which is clocked at a huge 10GHz.

 

As for technical specifications:

 

Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 Technical Specifications

 

  • CUDA Cores: 2560
  • Graphics Clock-Base Clock (MHz): 1607
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1733

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The 'Ultimate NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080' discussion with JayzTwoCents

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 2:29 am

During the recent NVIDIA Editor's Day, we were introduced to the new GeForce GTX 1080 video card, but after the event (which was under NDA) I sat down with some of the biggest tech YouTuber's to talk about the new GTX 1080.

 

 

In the video above, JayzTwoCents used Luke from Linus Tech Tips' video as Luke cut it down to a few minutes of our discussion. This chat between us (which was shot at like 3am) was over an hour long, and so many people asked for the full discussion and here it is. It was a glorious thing to sit with these awesome guys, so check out the discussion between us - the video goes for 31 minutes, so go get a snack and a drink!

 

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Paul's Hardware

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NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 pictured, naked, with its PCB exposed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 12:30 am

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is already a ridiculously beautiful card, but when it's naked and has its PCB exposed, I can't help but twitch with awe.

 

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The NVIDIA PG413 board has 5+1 power phase, which is more than the 4+1 system on the GTX 980, but less than the GTX 980 Ti with its 6+2 phase power. The PCB on the GTX 1080 is very similar to the GTX 980 rather than the GTX 980 Ti, as both cards share 8 memory module layout per side. There's a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, but NVIDIA has left room for another so that AIB partners can go crazy.

 

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There are two SLI fingers on the GeForce GTX 1080 that will handle the new SLI HB (High-Bandwidth) bridge, too.

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AMD rumored to move Vega up to October, has NVIDIA scared them?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 11, 2016 10:51 pm

AMD seems to be in a spot of trouble right now, with NVIDIA revealing its new GeForce GTX 1080 video card, and then the rumors that AIB partners won't have Polaris-based cards to show off at Computex 2016. Well, it has gotten worse, with the company reportedly dragging its next-gen Vega GPU into October 2016, from early 2017.

 

 

Why? Most likely because its Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 offerings aren't enough to beat NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 - so they'll need to bring in the big guns to combat it, without considering NVIDIA has its HBM2-based GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X successor to reveal in the near future. Vega was promised for early 2017 on the latest roadmap unveiled during their Capsaicin event, where it will be a flagship GCN 4.0-based beast with HBM2 and an unknown amount of stream processors and other technology.

 

Polaris 10 won't be that special, as the company has said it'll be a 'mainstream part' which will most likely not be able to beat the GeForce GTX 1080 - as I said in my editorial here. The Radeon R9 390X is still a ridiculously good card, and the Fury X won't be replaced with a Polaris-based offering anytime soon. Polaris 10 should be able to match the GTX 1070, but at a price of $299 which is what we've heard from multiple sources in the industry now. The GTX 1070 is priced at $379, so the mid-range fight is going to be a good one for consumers and gamers.

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ASRock teases its X99 Taichi motherboard for Computex 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 11, 2016 10:40 pm

Computex 2016 is going to be the biggest yet, with NVIDIA unveiling its next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 last week, and will have its partners teasing various custom GTX 1080 models at the show. Well, ASRock is now teasing their new motherboards, too.

 

 

ASRock will be displaying their first X99-based "all-rounder of the Taichi series motherboards" at the show, which they said in the description of their YouTube video will "make its debut at Computex 2016!". Check out the teaser video above.

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Battlefield 1 confirmed digital only on PC, but not everywhere

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 11, 2016 7:11 pm

Earlier this week, Amazon listings indicated a disc option was out for Battlefield 1 on PC. Today, EA confirms the news, although notes some regions will still have the option.

 

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"Here in North America, there will be a PC box version that you can buy in stores that will have a code in the box and no disc," a representative said. "If you buy that same PC box version Internationally, some countries will offer a disc inside."

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