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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is much smaller than the Radeon R9 290X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 5:29 am

E3 2015 - Our friends over at Hardware Canucks were able to snap a photo of the PCBs of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and Radeon R9 290X, where we get to see what's making them tick.




As you can see, the top card being the Radeon R9 Fury X is much smaller than the R9 290X thanks to its use of High Bandwidth Memory. You can see the 4GB of HBM sitting next to the die itself, which when compared to the 16 chips of GDDR5 on the R9 290X which surround the entire GPU, it saves some considerable physical space on the PCB.


This space saving and use of HBM also saves space to the right of the GPU, where memory VRMs aren't needed. VRMs require more power, and pump out a great amount of heat, but the omission of these on the R9 Fury X means we should get a card with a ton of power, without making huge amounts of noise or running overly hot. Even if it does require watercooling by default.

AMD teases the dual-GPU Radeon R9 Fury X2 at E3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 5:11 am

E3 2015 - AMD finally made the Radeon R9 Fury X official yesterday, as well as the super-small Radeon R9 Nano, but it was the tease of the dual Fiji-based Radeon R9 Fury X2 video card that has everyone talking.




Anshel Sag from Moors Insights & Strategy snapped a photo of the Radeon R9 Fury X2, which looks to be around 8-10 inches long - the same length as the small Radeon R9 Fury X itself. It's also powered by just two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, with countless PCB space saved thanks to AMD using the next generation High Bandwidth Memory technology.


We should hopefully see more information on the Radeon R9 Fury X2 in the coming months.

The Division gets 10 minutes of gameplay footage released from E3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 4:58 am

E3 2015 - Ubisoft has detailed The Division in a great 10-minute video on the game, where they venture into the Dark Zone, in a real-time gameplay video.



The gameplay video was taken from an Xbox One console, with what feels like 1080p 30FPS, without many performance problems at all. This is actually good considering what is taking place on screen, and the amount of detail in the environment. Check out the 10-minute gameplay video above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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VR: Helping sports fans get an up close & personal experience

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 12:53 am

Golden State Warriors owner Peter Guber, an outspoken supporter of virtual reality (VR) technology, hopes to see VR help sports fans enjoy the viewing experience in a new way. There are a number of different uses for VR, but finding ways to include it to enhance viewer experience of sports could be a great long-term money maker.




"It doesn't replace being here. That's still a different experience," Guber recently told CNBC. "But it is a phenomenally new and exciting method to bring basketball to disparate communities all over the country."


As CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group and investor in NextVR, Guber said the live, on-demand VR content from NextVR should be available within the next year. Pricing details are still being worked out, and while content distribution agreements must be completed, there is a great opportunity to push sports entertainment to the next level.

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Watch: Another glimpse of 'The Peanuts Movie' trailer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 10:42 pm

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the second movie trailer for The Peanuts Movie, introducing the "little red-haired girl." The computer animated 3D movie is based on Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz, which has been syndicated in 75 countries across the world. The Peanuts Movie will hit the big screen on Nov. 6.



It looks like Charlie Brown is ready to chase around the little red-haired girl, while Lucy is rather mean, and Sally is her usual jolly self.


It turns out there is a lot of early skepticism of the new movie, with some viewers questioning the music choices - while others claim it "feels like a huge money grab." We'll just have to wait and see.

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Bethesda: New Doom game won't be easy, and instead is 'challenging'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 10:14 pm

E3 2015 - The gaming world got a first glimpse of the new Doom video game during E3, and we can expect a challenging gaming experience. When the game was demoed during E3, the person running the demo was quite experienced in the portion of Doom being played.



"I've seen people and even had people say, 'Oh, that looks easy,'" said Marty Stratton, executive producer at id Software, while speaking to GameSpot on the E3 show floor. "That is not easy. The game is a challenging game, it's like [the original Doom] in that respect."


When we explore the environment, we'll be able to play using our own techniques and strategies - the monsters can also jump, climb, fly, and engage with us however they see fit.

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G.SKILL hardware helps break 18 different overclocking records

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 9:53 pm

PC hardware company G.SKILL has been extremely busy during Computex 2015 until now, with the company announcing 18 new overclocking records in a number of different benchmark categories. In addition to the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 extreme DDR4 running at 4431MHz and 16GB module frequency at 3872MHz, overclocking was pushed to the limits.



Using motherboards from ASUS, ASRock, EVGA, GIGABYTE, and MSI, there was plenty of liquid nitrogen overclocking fun. Here is a chart from the OC World Record Stage 2015:



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Introducing the Razer Mamba, world's most advanced gaming mouse

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 9:33 pm

E3 2015 - Gaming peripheral and hardware company Razer has introduced the Razer Mamba, the most advanced gaming mouse in the world.




The mouse has a new 5G laser sensor that can track up to 16,000 DPI, and is being promoted by Razer as the most precise laser sensor in the world. In addition, the Razer Mamba has the Adjustable Click Force Technology, so each individual player can adjust the level of click force needed on the left and right mouse buttons.


The Razer Mamba will be available during Q3 with a $149.99 MSRP.

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AMD teases the dual Fiji-based Radeon R9 Fury X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 5:07 pm

E3 2015 - While AMD might have just unveiled its new Fiji architecture, with three new cards in the Radeon R9 Fury X, Radeon R9 Fury and Radeon R9 Nano.




The new Fiji-powered cards will be joined by a super-powered card in the form of what I'm sure will be a huge Radeon R9 Fury X2, a dual-GPU based, Fiji-powered beast. With 8.9 billion transistors, a dual-GPU version of Fury X is sure to pack a mind-blowing, never-before-seen 15.8 billion transistor, a monster like nothing ever released.

AMD announces Quantum, powered by the next-gen Fiji architecture

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 4:59 pm

E3 2015 - AMD has finally, finally made the Radeon R9 Fury X official. Not only that, but we've seen the Fury announced which will be an aircooled video card. The Radeon R9 Fury X will be the next-gen, HBM-powered card that will be watercooled.




AMD also introduced the Radeon R9 Nano, a Fiji-powered card that is super, super small. A super small video card with HBM, measuring in at just 6 inches, with "significantly more power" than the Radeon R9 290X. The Radeon R9 Nano features 2x more performance per watt than the Radeon R9 290X, which is saying quite a lot about the new Fiji architecture.

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