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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 beats AMD Radeon RX 480 in leaked benchmarks

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

The leaks continue on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060, which is reportedly set for an official announcement for July 7. The latest leak is from a 3DMark performance result, which gives us a taste of what to expect from NVIDIA's upcoming GP106-based mid-range video card. NVIDIA will want to hit AMD where it hurts, which is with their new Radeon RX 480.




NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 will reportedly feature 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, and 6GB of GDDR5 RAM at 8GHz on a 192-bit memory bus. As for the nitty gritty, it'll feature the GP106 GPU which is a different ASIC than the GP104 used on the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 - and for clock speeds, we're set to see 1506MHz on the Base clock, while we have 1708MHz on Boost.




Now what about that 3DMark performance? XFastest has leaked out some results of the GTX 1060, with it scoring 3014 in 3DMark FireStrike Ultra (the 4K run of the benchmark) which is higher than the 2712 that the AMD Radeon RX 480 scored in our benchmarks of the card. 1080p performance is just as good, beating out the AMD Radeon RX 480 once again - with 11,225 on the GTX 1060, while the Radeon RX 480 manages 10,600.

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Weekly Giveaway: Synology DiskStation DS916+ NAS (Global Entry!)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 10:52 pm

We have teamed up with Synology to giveaway a DiskStation DS916+ NAS to one lucky winner.




A NAS built for professionals' growing needs, ready to deliver high productivity with flexible scalability


Meet the ambitious DS916+ designed to satisfy professional NAS users' needs. With a powerful quad-core CPU, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, scalability up to nine drives, and 2GB or 8GB memory options, DS916+ brings better support for multitasking, and increases business dynamics.



How to Win


Step 1 - Like our Facebook Fan Page.

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Step 3 - Subscribe to our newsletter. If you are already subscribed, there is no need to subscribe again.

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Step 7 - Sit back and hope you are a winner - good luck! Do note, all of the above items will be confirmed to make sure you followed the requests if you get selected as the winner.





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  • Giveaway runs from July 6, 2016, until July 12, 2016, at 3:00 pm GMT +10:00 - no entries taken into consideration after that time.
  • If you are a winner, you will be asked to provide your full name, address, and telephone number for shipping via Facebook message. These details will only be made available to the company participating in this giveaway. If you do not claim your prize within two weeks, it is forfeited.
  • For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter. You don't pay the shipping charges, but you are responsible for any taxes.

Sega continues strategy genre push, acquires Endless Space developer

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 6:25 pm

Sega is cementing itself as a premiere PC strategy game publisher with its acquisition of Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios today. The company already owns Total War developer Creative Assembly (CA) and as of more recently, Dawn of War developer Relic Entertainment.




The studio commented on the deal on Amplitude community site, noting its relief in not having to deal with sales and marketing anymore.


"What we want to do is to focus on making games; that is why we created Amplitude. But with the pressure on sales and marketing we found that more and more time was dedicated to everything else - everything that we didn't have the size and scale to deal with. So we decided to look for the best partner we could to protect us from these distractions so that game development did not become a chore, but remained a passion."

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Xbox Play Anywhere will include all Microsoft-published titles

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 5:04 pm

Microsoft confirms in a recent blog post that all of its future published games will included in the Xbox Play Anywhere program, meaning you can purchase on Windows or Xbox and play the game on either, and with shared progress, saves, and achievements.




The post makes no mention as to whether or not past Microsoft titles may come to the PC platform, but we lean toward no, as the company has been very much focused on current releases since beginning its PC spree.


ReCore (pictured here) will be the first Xbox Play Anywhere release when it hits September 13; Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and Cuphead will join it in due time.

Breathe new life into your PC with the Ultimate PC Bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 3:30 pm



We all want to get the most out of our PCs, but how do you choose from the horde of apps and programs online? Fortunately the Ultimate PC Bundle has curated 10 of the best productivity, security, and entertainment programs out there to reinvigorate your PC.


Whether you're writing a novel with Scrivener or sorting through your ideas with Scapple, this bundle has the tools you need to take your to-do list by storm. Plus, with entertainment programs like WALTR and Softorino YouTube Converter, you can jam out while you work online, offline, and with any music file.


For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get the Ultimate PC Bundle for only $39.99, over 90% off its retail price of $466.74.

Windows 10 upgrade notification goes fullscreen

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 3:25 pm

True to its word last week, Microsoft has altered the Windows 10 upgrade notification for Windows 7 and 8 users to be more clear and actually stop nagging you when you tell it to (at least it appears that way). However, as part of the alterations, the notification now goes fullscreen.




Your options upon seeing the message include upgrading, delaying the notification for another three days, setting the notification to go off three more times, or permanently dismissing the notification.


Microsoft notes the notification will not appear if any of these things are true:


  • You have a recent version of the "Get Windows 10" app installed.
  • You have selected the Do not notify me again option.
  • Your computer is detected to be incompatible with Windows 10.
  • You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgrade.
  • Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back.
  • You have hidden the "Get Windows 10" app notifications.
  • You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or you have disabled the offer screen through registry key settings.

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Verizon rumored to increase prices but offer more data

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 2:08 pm

America's biggest wireless carrier Verizon is about to make its plans more expensive but include more data, someone familiar with the matter claims.




Here are the changes expected, many of which are already in line with rival carriers:


  • "S" plan: $30/mo 1GB now $35/mo 2GB
  • "M" plan: $45/mo 3GB now $50/mo 4GB
  • "L" plan: $60/mo 6GB now $70/mo 8GB
  • "XL" plan: $80/mo 12GB now $90/mo 16GB
  • "XXL" plan: $100/mo 18GB now $110/mo 24GB

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AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB models have 8GB RAM, unlocked with BIOS update

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 5:18 am

There are new reports out that AMD's new Radeon RX 480 4GB cards can be upgraded to 8GB through a BIOS upgrade, meaning that AMD is shipping each and every RX 480 with 8GB of RAM, and then using a BIOS to downgrade/hide the additional 4GB of framebuffer.




Right now it's only confirmed on the early retail cards, so this might change in the coming weeks - so do not buy an RX 480 with 4GB of RAM absolutely, 100% hoping it has 8GB of RAM as this will change. Right now, WCCFTech purchased a retail Radeon RX 480 4GB model and flashed it with the vBIOS for the 8GB model, and 8GB of RAM appeared - a nice, free upgrade, eh?


Considering the 4GB model costs just $199 and the 8GB model costs $239, this is quite the savings - and makes the RX 480 an even better purchase at this price. As it stands, AMD is looking at losing $40 per RX 480 sold if it's using a vBIOS to downgrade the RAM to 4GB in order to meet the demand from consumers.

Strap on your Fitbit to raise cash for charity

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 4:35 am

Fitness tracking company Fitbit have launched a great initiative for Australian customers, which will see a lump sum donation made to the Heart Foundation if its users hit a collective activity goal.




Starting in just five days time, the FitForGood promotion encourages users to take part in a collective 2 billion step goal between July 11 and July 25. Should that goal be met, Fitbit will make a $100,000 donation to the Heart Foundation to continue their work to educate the public about heart disease and encourage Australians to remain active. With physical inactivity a leading factor in nearly 10,000 deaths in Australia each year, the FitForGood challenge hopes to raise awareness around heart health and get Australians moving.


With registrations in the program now open , if you're in the land down under, strap on your Fitbit Charge HR or Fitbit Blaze and help meet the goal!

Escape '10 Cloverfield Lane' in our latest Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 5, 2016 1:10 am

To celebrate this week's release of '10 Cloverfield Lane' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have fifteen Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.




Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?


To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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