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AMD rumored to include water-cooled Radeon R9 390X WCE with up to 8GB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 15, 2015 2:36 am

We've heard that the Radeon R9 390X will arrive in both a 4GB and 8GB version, but the latest rumor is that AMD will release a Water-Cooled Edition as the Radeon R9 390X WCE.

 

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The news is coming from a leaked slide which shows the R9 390X featuring 4096 shader units, DirectX 12 support, "optimized for 4K gaming & beyond", and it will arrive in a "special enthusiast water-cooled edition" with up to 8GB of ultra-high bandwidth HBM video memory. The more we hear about the R9 390X, the more we want to see it.

Maxwell-powered NVIDIA Quadro M6000 revealed by Deadmau5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 15, 2015 1:00 am

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference is right around the corner, kicking off on Tuesday, but we've already been introduced to the GM200-based GeForce GTX Titan X, and now the Maxwell-based Quadro M6000... courtesy of electronic music star Deadmau5.

 

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Deadmau5 posted the image to his Instagram account, with two NVIDIA Quadro M6000 cards sitting in his rendered machine. We can't see the PCIe power connectors, but considering how power efficient the Maxwell architecture is, we can expect dual 6-pin power connectors at most. Comparing the Quadro K6000 and M6000 against each other, the M6000 should be quite the jump for users.

 

The new M6000 should feature 24 SMMs compared to the 15 found on the K6000, while we have 3072 GPU cores, compared to the 2880 Kepler-based cores found in the K6000. 96 ROPs with 192 TMUs on the M6000 versus the 48 ROPs and 240 TMUs on the K6000, which will result in 6.07 TFlops of performance versus the K6000 and its 5.2 TFlops.

 

We should hear more about this during the week at NVIDIA's GTC 2015 event, which we will be covering live.

Leaked benchmarks tease Radeon R9 390X against Titan X, GTX 980 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:39 pm

We've only been introduced to the GeForce GTX Titan X, but now we're hearing about the GeForce GTX 980 Ti which will also reportedly be based on the GM200 core, but cut down. Not only that, in some leaked benchmarks both of those cards are being compared against the upcoming AMD Radeon R9 390X.

 

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According to the benchmarks, the new Radeon R9 390X looks like quite the force to be reckoned with at 4K, where it beats the R9 290X by 49%. It even beats the new Titan X and the cut down GM200 or GTX 980 Ti. Keep in mind that the above benchmarks are not in FPS, but in relative % to the Radeon R9 290X. We also have an unreleased GTX 96* GPU (GTX 965 or GTX 960 Ti) that you'll find lower on that list.

 

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The same can be said for 2560x1600, where the Fiji-based R9 390X continues to dominate with a 40% jump on the R9 290X. It beats the Titan X by 3%, and the GM200-based GTX 980 Ti by just over 10%. But what about one of the more important aspects of the new architecture: power consumption? This is where, according to the leaked benchmarks, it looks like AMD has done something incredible: increased the horsepower of the 390X over the 290X, but kept to the same TDP.

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AMD Radeon R9 390X to come in both 4GB and 8GB variants

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 5:57 am

NVIDIA has already teased its GeForce GTX Titan X which should arrive next week at the company's GPU Technology Conference next week, but now we're hearing about the new Fiji-based Radeon R9 390X, and that it will come in two variants: one with 4GB of VRAM, the other with 8GB.

 

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Because AMD will be using High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) on these cards, the 8GB version will not have the numbers to go mainstream compared to its 4GB counterpart. The 8GB version will require eight 8Gbit chips (1GB per chip) that will provide a huge 1024MB/sec of bandwidth. This card will be quite the force to be reckoned with, but considering the GeForce GTX 980 already performs super well at 4K with its 256-bit memory bus, the 1024-bit memory bus and this next-gen HBM RAM should usher in some 4K numbers we haven't seen before.

 

We are expecting the new Fiji-based R9 390X to be unveiled at Computex in June.

Thermaltake Riing case fans shown off in style

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 3:34 am

Looking for a stylish addition to your new PC project? Check out these amazing Thermaltake Riing fans in white, red, green and blue.

 

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Released in 120mm and 140mm sizes and featuring hydraulic bearings, these LED-laden fans will suit perfectly with some LUMI color strips for your next PC build.

 

Aussies rejoice as we've also been told that you can punch in the code RIINGDANWOODS at the checkout to get a 15% discount from PLE Computers thanks to Dan Woods PC Mods.

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Apple's Tim Cook offered his liver to the late Steve Jobs in 2009

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 2:27 am

As according to a new Steve Jobs biography, new CEO Tim Cook offered his liver to the late Steve Jobs as early as two years before his death.

 

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Named 'Becoming Steve Jobs', this publication points out that Cook has the same rare blood type as Jobs and also contains the ability to grow back lost liver cells, further offering up his support in 2009 when times were desperate.

 

The book shows that Cook said to his former boss "Steve, I'm perfectly healthy" and "I can do this and I'm not putting myself at risk; I'll be fine," however Jobs refused the help.

Anonymous to BBC: Bring back Clarkson, threatens DDoS attack

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 1:25 am

The hacker collective known as Anonymous isn't too happy that BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been taken off the show and they've demanded that he be reinstated.

 

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In a letter published online, Anonymous tell the BBC that "you don't wanna piss off 300 million people" and promise a DDoS attack on their infrastructure if the famous host isn't brought back, stating "You are warned: DDOS cannons will fire if you don't comply."

 

The group has announced this is the beginning of their #OpBringBackClarkson movement, we will keep you posted as the story progresses.

Microsoft Cortana will be available on iOS, Google Android devices

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 14, 2015 12:20 am

Benefiting from its "Einstein" artificial intelligence project, Microsoft plans to roll out the Cortana personal assistant offering to Apple iOS and Google Android devices. Cortana has been available on Windows phones for about one year, and a desktop version will be introduced with Windows 10 later this year.

 

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Microsoft has altered its strategy in recent years, providing its services on non-Windows PCs, laptops and mobile devices - trying to integrate products to the more popular Android and iOS mobile platforms. However, Microsoft wants Cortana to go beyond Siri's capability, using AI to help with enhanced speech recognition, along with better machine learning to adapt to a user's behavior.

 

"This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame," said Eric Horvitz, managing director of the Microsoft Research team, in a statement to Reuters. "We're defining the competitive landscape... of who can provide the most supportive services that make life easier, keep track of things, that complement human memory in a way that helps us get things done."

United States steps up to send more drones to Ukraine

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Mar 13, 2015 11:15 pm

The Ukrainian government will receive Humvees and small aerial drones from the United States, as part of a $75 million non-lethal aid package. It is unknown how many drones will be sent, but 30 heavily armored Humvees and 200 standard vehicles will be provided.

 

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Specifically, Ukrainian forces will receive the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven drone, a small hand-launched unit capable of flying at 500 feet altitude and up to 6.2 miles. The drones will be used for surveillance, defense of ground troops, and to improve radio communications for soldiers fighting suspected Russian-backed separatists.

 

"This new assistance is part of our ongoing efforts to help sustain Ukraine's defense and internal security operations and resist further aggression," a senior Obama administration said, in a statement published by the Washington Post.

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YouTube adds support for 360-degree videos

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2015 11:14 pm

Ready to have your mind blown? YouTube has now added videos that allow you to spin the camera around in any direction whilst they are in full swing - full 360-degree support.

 

 

If you're using Google's Chrome browser, you can click and drag on these specialty videos in order to look where you please - the YouTube Android App also has this support but unfortunately nothing is said for iOS, Firefox or any other method you may use.

 

According to Anjali Wheeler, the project lead, these type of videos eat up as much as 5 times the amount of bandwidth as seen with normal YouTube videos, meaning that the quality is limited at this stage in order to save us all some headaches. However, there are options to bump up the quality a bit yourself, as long as your internet can handle it.

 

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