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Thermaltake announces Suppressor F1 mini chassis, similar to Core V1

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 2:32 pm

Resembling something similar to the previous Core V1 release, Thermaltake has just announced its Suppressor F1 mini-ITX chassis.




With support for mini-ITX motherboards, CPU coolers up to 160mm in height, dual-slot video cards and 200mm long power supplies, the Suppressor F1 further comes packed with a top window. If it's a similar chassis to the Core V1, these side panels may also be interchangeable, meaning you can move the window to any side of the case that you wish.


Devoid of 5.25-inch drive bays, there are two 3.5 or 2.5-inch storage bays around the right panel, with two 2.5-inch bays nestled just behind them. A 200mm front fan is included alongside two 80mm rear fans. If water is more your style, expect to fit a 140mm x 140mm radiator on the front.

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CG Spectrum offers $500k AU in scholarships to help Aussie VFX artists

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 10:29 am

In order to help develop and grow the Australian VFX industry, CG Spectrum, a college of digital art and animation, is offering up $500,000 AU worth of scholarships in order to "unearth the next Aussie dev talent."




As seen in a recent media release, this college will be offering these scholarships in unison with PAX Australia, setting out to scope indie developers and sole traders alike at the expo which kicks off this Friday.


The $500,000 AU budget will be spread over 20 scholarships in total, setting out to find developers with a potential for greatness. Said to be conducted "alongside local game development studios," more information on these scholarships can be found here.

ASUS teases AMD Radeon R9 Nano in white, with a custom PCB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 8:56 am

When AMD released the Radeon R9 Nano, we fell in love with not only its performance (for being such a tiny, tiny card) but its ultra awesome aesthetics. Well, it looks like we can expect ASUS to release a new R9 Nano, but the shroud on the cooler will be white.




According to, ASUS has used its own custom PCB (which isn't white) while dipping the shroud in white paint. The fan is still black, but you can't deny that it doesn't look slick. I would've expected something different from ASUS, maybe doing a black and red theme (in line with AMD's reference card) and in line with their Republic of Gamers brand.


But, you can't deny this R9 Nano doesn't look cool. Now I want to build a new black and white themed system with this new R9 Nano from ASUS.

NVIDIA's Director of Deep Learning, Jonathan Cohen, joins Apple

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 7:33 am

Apple has not formally announced its automotive plans, but the company has just hired Jonathan Cohen. Cohen, until recently, had worked at NVIDIA as the Director of Deep Learning, you know - AI.




Cohen's LinkedIn profile mentions that he is working on "software" with Apple, and nothing else. His recent position at NVIDIA had him working on vehicle technology like Drive PX, which is a camera-based autopilot system for cars that is capable of identifying and reacting to specific vehicle types.

Witness the 'Genisys' in our 'Terminator' Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 5:33 am

To celebrate this week's home video release of 'Terminator: Genisys', we're very excited to be able to giveaway five Blu-ray copies to our readers, thanks to our friends at Paramount Home Media.




The rules have been reset. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

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Check out these new screenshots of Day of the Tentacle Remastered

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 5:29 am

Some of the games that defined my childhood were Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, these two games are cherished by millions of gamers across the world, with Day of the Tentacle going under the knife for a remastered edition.





Double Fine Studios has been hard at work on Day of the Tentacle Remastered, with the studio creating completely new hand-drawn animations, high-resolution artwork, and even remastered audio. The studio will be including a commentary track with the game's original creators: Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian.


Day of the Tentacle Remastered will be released in "early 2016" on the PC, Mac, PS4 and Vita. The PlayStation versions of the game will offer Cross-Buy support.

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Xbox boss reiterates this commitment to Xbox One, teases next-gen Xbox

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 3:27 am

The current generation consoles are so underpowered it's not funny, where Microsoft and Sony feel fine offering gamers 720p-900p gaming and calling it "next-gen". Well, it's not. The current generation consoles are powered by an APU that isn't up to scratch, especially in this era of 4K TVs and 4K gaming.




Well, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come out firing on Twitter saying that Microsoft and the Xbox team are "100% committed to making it [the Xbox One] our best console generation ever". But someone asked him about the next-gen Xbox, to which Spencer teased: "I fully expect there will be [a next-gen Xbox]".


Personally, I think the next-gen Xbox needs to nail 1080p 60FPS at an absolute bare minimum. We're going to be fully wrapped in the world of VR gaming by then here on PC, so even 1080p 60FPS isn't enough for next-gen gaming. In reality, we need 4K 60FPS+ in order to keep up with VR - of which I'm sure Microsoft is working on Xbox VR, which has been teased before. That will require 2560x1440 at 90FPS+, which is absolutely impossible for the Xbox One right now.

AMD 'Magnum' FPGA chip turns up, possible NVIDIA Shield competitor?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 1:35 am

We've just reported on the new mysterious 'JM601' GPU from NVIDIA, which could be a new dual-GPU or the new Pascal GPU, but now it's time for some Team Red rumors.




A new entry on Zauba has been spotted as a "PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY-AMD MAGNUM FPGA PROTOTYPEBOARD FOR DTV P/N .102-B25432-00 (FOC)". Now, some of you have probably spotted what I'm about to point out, but the 'DTV' part of that stands for 'Digital Television'. A DTV-capable device from AMD might be an NVIDIA Shield competitor... or something completely different.


I think we could see a console from AMD, something that would be capable of playing PC games at 1080p 60FPS - but more importantly: VR. If AMD can release a modestly priced console that is capable of VR gaming, it could be a very exciting step in a new direction for AMD - especially with all of the struggles of splitting into Radeon Technologies Group, and losing its chief CPU architect to Samsung.

NVIDIA ships mysterious 'JM601' GPU - is this a dual GPU, or Pascal?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 26, 2015 12:27 am

It looks like NVIDIA is testing out a new GPU, with a new 'JM601 graphics processor' spotted on Zauba. The most mysterious part of this is that it's called 'JM601', which is completely out of place, and totally unexpected.




So what do we think the new JM601 GPU is? Well, for one it could be a dual GPU card based on NVIDIA's current Maxwell architecture - think GTX 990 (dual GTX 980s, or heaven forbid, dual GTX 980 Ti/Titan X GPUs). Alternatively, it could be there to throw us off - but the most exciting part is that it could be a huge Pascal GPU and the name used here - 'JM601' - is to throw us off.


The new JM601 GPU is sitting on Zauba where it was sent on October 14, priced at 73,917 INR - which converts to around $1136. This isn't a cheap chip, so we should expect a monster dual-GPU, or this is the first Pascal-based card, possibly with GDDR5X as we reported not too long ago.

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