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GIGABYTE announces Z170 Winter OC Challenge, win some motherboards!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 8:23 am

GIGABYTE is always-on top of the overclocking challenges in the world, with the motherboard maker announcing its new GIGABYTE Z170 Winter OC Challenge, which will be hosted by HWBOT.org in February.

 

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Overclockers from around the world are invited to overclock their sixth-generation Intel Core processors on GIGABYTE 100-series motherboards, with 5x motherboards to be won. Starting on January 31, there will be four different rounds for a chance of the big prize. The overclocker with the most ports from all stages of a category wins, which means the competition is super simple. The lucky draw includes a GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard, which isn't too shabby at all.

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Super Mario Maker is running at 30FPS on the latest Wii U emulator

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 6:31 am

YouTuber 'Chris Gallizzi' has used his Core i7-4790K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 to get Super Mario Maker running on Cemu (the Nintendo Wii U emulator) at 30FPS.

 

 

Considering Super Mario Maker is one of the best games on the Wii U, and it's running at 30FPS, this is quite the achievement. The latest version of the Wii U emulator is capable of running Super Mario Maker at 30FPS, with the video above showing off its emulation chops.

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Remedy lets press play Quantum Break, was 'exciting yet terrifying'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 5:21 am

If there's an exciting Xbox One exclusive coming out this year, it's from Remedy Entertainment, the developer behind Max Payne and Alan Wake.

 

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Quantum Break arrives in April, but Remedy has let some of gaming press around the world play the game, with Remedy's Creative Director and Writer - and the face of Max Payne - Sam Lake, take to Twitter to talk about it. Lake said that letting the press play Quantum Break was "exciting yet terrifying", but he was "excited to have members of press visiting" the Remedy HQ. Remedy laid out the yellow carpet - and not red - well, Monarch yellow as Lake explained it, saying that the press will be playing the game and playing Quantum Break soon.

 

 

Quantum Break was due out last year but was delayed - like most games in the last few years. According to Remedy's Drama Director, Stobe Harju, the "shivering" end scene was locked down and was one of the key parts of the game's success. Sam Lake said late last year: "We're really proud to be part of the incredible Xbox One line-up. We thank our fans for their patience, and want them to know that the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they've come to expect from us".

The first footage from the Wonder Woman movie has been released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3:59 am

Right off the back of the first official trailer to Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. has a double-whammy - our first look at the Wonder Woman movie, set to hit screens in 2017.

 

 

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that'll hit in March, but Patty Jenkins (the director of Monster) is directing Wonder Woman. The first footage is now here thanks to a Wonder Woman featurette, showing the setting of the 1940s, and Star Trek actor Chris Pine has a chat in the clip, too.

 

Wonder Woman will be released in 2017.

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Countdown for animated hit 'Archer' season 7 premiere

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3:57 am

Fans of the hilarious animated hit 'Archer' can breathe a sigh of relief - the FX Network show will return to TV screens in March.

 

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The AV Club have confirmed that season 7 will premiere on FX's spin-off channel FXX on March 31, with 13 new episodes of soon-to-be classic Archer. Series creator Adam Reed has confirmed that the latest season will be a slight departure from the norm, telling audiences at last year's ComicCon "we are a little behind schedule this season, because we are refreshing Archer for Season 7. It's not a reboot, but we are creating tons and tons of new elements: wardrobe, weapons, cars, the sets. So we're drawing so much that we're a little behind, and we don't have the season premiere as we usually do. Not one to spoil it all, I can say that it's more sexy and dangerous than ever. Or equally as sexy and dangerous."

The first official trailer to Suicide Squad is here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3:49 am

So, Warner Bros. has just unleashed the first trailer for the 'worst heroes ever' - Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad exists within the same DCEU that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice exists in, and has some big names attached to it.

 

 

This is the first official trailer after a few teases, but personally, there's not much to get excited for here. It looks good, but not great - maybe because I'm not a huge fan of the separate 'heroes' within this side of DC. But enough about me, what do you guys think of the official trailer to Suicide Squad?

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The Division beta weighs in at 26GB, 3GB bigger than Xbox One alpha

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3:14 am

The Division beta isn't far away, with its release on Xbox One set for January 28 and on the PS4 and PC the next day on January 29.

 

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Thanks to someone leaking the details out on Reddit, we know that the PC beta weighs in at 26.25GB, which is 3GB bigger than the Xbox One alpha test. We should expect more content within the beta, as well as higher fidelity graphics than the alpha. We should expect the same file size for the PS4 and PC versions of the game, but I'm hoping the PC version is bigger thanks to the better graphics - but that's probably just me dreaming.

AMD's full-year financials for 2015 show 28% decline in revenue

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 1:36 am

Last year one of our biggest stories was the discrete GPU market share numbers, with NVIDIA dominating, taking in a huge 82% of the market - leaving AMD with only 18%.

 

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Well, now we have AMD's full-year financials to look at, with the company reporting a 28% decline in revenue for 2015. AMD reported revenues of $3.99 billion for the year, down from $5.5 billion in 2014. In Q4 2015, AMD saw a 10% decline in revenue compared to Q3, with $958 million compared to $1.06 billion in the previous three-month period.

 

If we look at the performance of AMD's separate businesses, the computing and graphics part of AMD saw an 11% increase in Q4, with revenues of $470 million. AMD shipped considerable numbers of high-end notebook processors, especially their Carrizo-based APUs and FX processors. The enterprise, embedded and semi-custom side of AMD didn't do well, with $488 million in revenue, and a 23% decline compared to the previous quarter.

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Scale 'Everest' in our latest Blu-ray promo thanks to Universal Sony

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 12:36 am

To celebrate this week's release of the incredible true drama 'Everest' on Blu-ray HD and DVD, we have ten Blu-ray prize packs to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Entertainment.

 

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur, the film was shot in part on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps.

 

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To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Rumor: GeForce GTX 980MX and 970MX mobile GPUs on the way?

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 12:08 am

There's a rumor floating around the Internet that seems to suggest that NVIDIA is very close to releasing their top-end mobile GPU, the GeForce GTX 980MX as well as the little brother, the GTX 970MX. Keep in mind that these are strictly mobile parts, and not related to the full-fat GTX 980 that's being stuffed into laptops.

 

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There's doesn't appear to be any actual source to confirm the imminent release, though they seem to be very adamant that NVIDIA is intent on releasing these high-end mobile parts soon. And these chips will be plenty fast and actually provide power efficiency that'll be necessary in thinner laptops.

 

The GTX 980MX is rumored to have 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 raster devices and a clock speed of up to 1048MHz on a 256-bit memory bus. This is slightly more CUDA cores than the slightly smaller part, the 980M. Oddly the TDP is only 25W less than the full-blow 980 laptop variant at 125W. That's still a lot of power, and you definitely wouldn't be gaming with a notebook powered by this monster without being tethered to the wall.

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