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Inno3D's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3, X4 teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 7:08 am

Inno3D is the latest to be showing off its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with a tease of their new GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 graphics cards, each featuring the tweaked 11GB of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.




The new Inno3D GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 will feature the company's flagship iChill cooling solution, which provides cooler temperatures and a quieter operating card. Inno3D will be using the Herculez Armor backplate for cooler temps and protection from any damage on the back of the card.





Ken Wong, Inno3D's Product Manager explains: "I believe gamers will love our new iChiLL gaming GPU. The entire series of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with extreme performance, and we have used the highest quality components worthy of such a product. The iChiLL cooling solution makes the INNO3D custom-built graphics card to be the perfect weapon for every gamer".

ASUS announces ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 5:31 am

ASUS has announced two new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in its ROG Strix product line, with the GTX 1080 Ti Turbo and GTX 1080 Ti Strix.




The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix rocks a fully custom design with RGB LEDs, and ASUS' triple-fan DirectCU III cooler, and a backplate. We should expect overclocked speeds on the GTX 1080 Ti Strix, but nothing is set in stone just yet.


As for the ASUS GTX 1080 GTX Turbo, it features what should be a cheaper blower-style cooler, and a more reference board design with an ASUS-built reference-style cooler. The GTX 1080 Ti Turbo could be a Founders Edition, or what could be a very-close-to Founders Edition style.

EVGA's new GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 teased, new style on show

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 3:21 am

We're slowly getting introduced to the AIB partner GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, but EVGA has put some serious work into its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 with a slick new look.




EVGA will be using its new ICX cooler on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3, which is why we have a totally new look - with many different technologies inside that provide you with higher stability and thermal monitoring of EVGA's card. There's a fully custom design here with modified power delivery, so expect some great overclocks on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3.


EVGA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 rocks 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, ready for those higher GPU and GDDR5X clocks - remember, we have Titan X beating speeds here, too.

AMD to debut Radeon RX 580 in April, before Vega in May

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 2:33 am

AMD unveiled their next-gen Radeon RX Vega graphics card family during their Capsaicin & Cream event at GDC 2017 last week, but the rumbles of their upcoming Radeon RX 580 aren't going away anytime soon.




AMD will be launching the Radeon RX 580 in just a few weeks time on April 4, according to the latest rumors - with the Radeon RX 570 to debut at the same time. According to the same rumor, AMD will launch the lower-end Radeon RX 560 and RX 550 graphics cards on April 11. All of them are expected to be rebrands, and slight tweaks of the current-gen Radeon RX 400 series cards.


The Radeon RX 580 will reportedly be a rebranded RX 480 with slightly tweaked GPU speeds of 1340MHz, a 74MHz bump from the RX 480 - while the RX 570 will be 38MHz faster than the RX 470. The Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 will be available in both 4GB, and 8GB variants.

ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PGF Edition looks SLICK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 1:28 am

ZOTAC is teasing its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PGF Edition, with a very slick look - paired with RGB lighting. There's also 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, for some overclocking headroom.





We don't know much about the ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti PGF Edition, but it will sport the same 3584 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps, and rock a triple-fan cooler that will surely keep the crazy-bandwidth GDDR5X and suped-up GPU running cool.



First 'Deadpool 2' teaser reminds audiences he'll return

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 5, 2017 10:50 pm

While the upcoming sequel for 'Deadpool' hasn't even begun filming, 20th Century Fox has taken the opportunity to release a teaser trailer to the U.S. release of 'Logan' to remind audiences that he'll soon be making a return. While the Australian screening I caught on the weekend didn't indlude the footage, the studio has made it available online for all.



David Leitch is helming the sequel, following the departure of Tim Miller from the directing chair late last year. The upcoming sequel will return Ryan Reynolds in the lead role, while Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapicic are expected to reprise their roles of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, respectively.


'Deadpool 2' is expected to release in 2018.

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MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is coming VERY soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 5, 2017 11:48 am

MSI had some of the best GeForce GTX 10 series cards over the last year, and now they're teasing what will be the most powerful graphics card in their arsenal - the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card.




We will enjoy cooler temperatures and much quieter fan operation thanks to the Twin Frozr VI cooler, with RGB LEDs that'll keep your system looking great. MSI should provide a full cover backplate, memory cooling plate, and PWM heat sink. While NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition will hit 2GHz, we should expect a little more out of MSI's custom card - and a cooler running card, too.


MSI's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X will come with the same 11GB of GDDR5X at 11Gbps (seriously, seriously fast VRAM) and it will be faster than NVIDIA's Titan X, which costs $1200.


We don't know clock speeds just yet, but once they're revealed - you can be sure we'll let you know.

ASUS goes all-in with RGB LEDs and Aura Sync

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Mar 5, 2017 10:59 am

We all know that fully decked out gaming PCs with RGB LEDs are all the rage right now - ASUS has a big following as it is with its hugely popular lineup of motherboards, graphics cards, and more - now has Aura Sync.



ASUS Aura Sync can take control of all of your Aura-enabled ASUS products, so if you have the new ROG Maximus IX Formula alongside the new ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING graphics card - and RGB LED strips, Aura Sync handles it in one easy spot.




There are 9 control schemes to play around with, so if you want it plain you can set it to 'Static' which is always-on with RGB LEDs - but there are plenty of modes for a fully custom look if you've got a full arsenal of Aura-ready ASUS products. If you're a music fan but love the style of ASUS hardware and peripherals, you can set Aura Sync to 'Music effect' where the RGB LEDs will pulse to the beat of your tunes.

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Nintendo Switch game saves cant be backed up

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 5, 2017 5:42 am

Although Nintendo's new handheld-and-console Switch hybrid can be expanded with extra storage via SD cards, users won't actually be able to copy their saves over.




Nintendo has confirmed that game saves are locked to the Switch's internal 25.9GB flash storage, meaning gamers have no way of exporting or copying their saved games progress to SD cards. So what happens if you play 300 hours of Zelda: Breath of the wild and your Switch console bricks?


You lose everything. Ditto if your flash memory ever has any issues. Digital libraries will also compete with game saves on the Switch, so if you plan to go digital, get an SD card and store your games onto it. So all your progress could be at risk and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Nintendo Switch JoyCons work 37 feet away from console

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 5, 2017 3:37 am

There's reports floating around the Nintendo Switch JoyCons are still having de-sync issues, and we decided to test out the functional range of these nifty wireless gadgets to just how far they could go without disconnecting. And they can go pretty far.




During my time with the Nintendo Switch I've experienced zero de-synchronization issues with the JoyCon controllers (except when I purposefully went out of range for testing purposes). The left JoyCon works flawlessly alongside the right one at ranges in excess of 30 feet--or about 10 meters.


I tested the JoyCons' range in two different ways: both detached in either hand and combined in the JoyCon Grip. The results were the same either way. I also tested the range with the Switch docked in TV Mode, and in Tabletop mode with tablet set up on its kickstand. Rather than shooting the JoyCons' Bluetooth signal through walls, I stayed in a regular linear path and kept a line of sight with the system,and the system faced me except when it was docked. I managed to get about 37 feet away (11.2 meters) from the system while docked and in Tabletop Mode, before I quite literally ran out of linear space.

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