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Tolemac
14-05-15, 11:25 AM
Blizzard has banned 100,00 world of warcraft account for using Bots and add-ons
Blizzard commented that they wanted an equal and fair playing field for everyone in world of warcraft

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/14628493470

Damien c
14-05-15, 12:08 PM
AMD 300 series launch! Or whatever they will call it!

Not confirmed date, but we already know it will be before end of June(according to Lisa T. Su CEO of AMD) so these rumors appear to be pretty valid.

Previous rumor was launch at Computex, but seems to have changed to E3. E3 is June 16-18, but the reveal is rumored to be June 18. June 18th is the first ever PC Gaming Event at E3, which AMD is a sponser of. So it's fitting to reveal their newest cards on such a grand day for the us PC gamers! June 18th is rumored to be the reveal/launch of the R9 380, R9 370 and R7 360 graphics cards series. On June 18th, they will be available online for everyone. June 24th however, the flagship products – the AMD Radeon R9 390-series will be available online along with a reveal. The Fiji, or R9 390 series, is rumored for GCN 1.3, 4096 cores, 4/8GB of HBM memory(4 for 390, 8 for 390x) and a 1024bit I/O data bus and a ridiculous 640GB/s bandwidth limit. As for the other cards, rumors are they are rebrands but they have all been tweaked and improved upon. Some rumors suggest a tweak to GCN 1.2/1.3 so they can all support freesync and other technologies AMD currently have.

Sources: Source 1 (http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/amd-to-start-actual-sales-of-next-gen-radeon-r9-300-series-in-mid-and-late-june/)
Source 2 (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-radeon-r9-390x-to-skip-computex-launches-at-e3.html)


It would be interesting to see what the 380 etc perform like but apparently they are just rebranded cards from the 200 series which were rebrands of the 7000 series.

Quite disappointing that what was the 7000 series cards seem to be getting rebranded each year and released as new cards, although Nvidia do the same but seriously it's getting kind of annoying now.

Source (http://techreport.com/news/28231/official-specs-confirm-300-series-radeon-rebrands)

Pogal_31
15-05-15, 01:09 PM
Gigabyte announced a new mobo for all the Nvidia's "screaming for green again" boyz.

Based on the 1150 socket and Z97 chipset, the brand new Z97X-Game Plus features a black and green theme, and everything you can expect from such a board, at a price of around 150$.

Source (http://www.techpowerup.com/212575/gigabyte-intros-z97x-game-plus-motherboard.html)

Warchild
15-05-15, 01:10 PM
The Blues king of kings is gone.

The thrill is gone.

Mr B.B king has passed away, age 89 :(

Tolemac
15-05-15, 01:41 PM
the blues king of kings is gone.

The thrill is gone.

Mr b.b king has passed away, age 89 :(

:( rip

MrKambo
17-05-15, 08:16 AM
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ShaunB-91
18-05-15, 02:43 PM
Doom gameplay teaser reveal.

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Dicehunter
18-05-15, 02:59 PM
Doom gameplay teaser reveal.

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I just made a little sex wee.

Thelosouvlakia
18-05-15, 06:20 PM
Expect a windows 10 downloader with the next patch Tuesday ;)

NoobCase
19-05-15, 08:54 PM
Good news for Titan X owners. No matter which retailer you bought your Titan X from, and even if the card isn't technically included amongst the card that comes with the current game bundle, Nvidia has decided to grant Titan X owners a copy of The Witcher III. (http://www.geforce.co.uk/titan-x-geforce-experience-beta/code-instructions)

Just redeemed the game my self to confirm and it is working.

If you don't get the reward pop up. Just uninstall Geforce Experience and install it again and it should pop up. Then simply follow the instructions to have the game added to your GOG.com account.

NeverBackDown
20-05-15, 01:00 AM
Some of the AMD 300 series NDA was lifted today, first to report on some confirmed details from the embargo lifting was TweakTown.. needless to say it's all interesting stuff on HBM memory. 94% less space taken up by HBM than GDDR5 along with more bandwidth and power efficiency? Yes please;)

Only thing that worries me though is the 1Gbps clockspeed.. or 500Mhz. Wonder if that effects anything else even though it's far far faster architecturally? Some games may not like it? We'll see i guess.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/7152/hbm-revolutionize-video-cards-starting-amds-radeon-r9-390x/index.html

Tolemac
20-05-15, 05:31 AM
AMD flagship Fiji cards are rumoured to cost $849 (£547) and have a different name rebanding

source Kitguru
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/amds-flagship-fiji-xt-to-use-new-branding-and-cost-849-rumours/

Warchild
20-05-15, 08:31 AM
Some of the AMD 300 series NDA was lifted today, first to report on some confirmed details from the embargo lifting was TweakTown.. needless to say it's all interesting stuff on HBM memory. 94% less space taken up by HBM than GDDR5 along with more bandwidth and power efficiency? Yes please;)

Only thing that worries me though is the 1Gbps clockspeed.. or 500Mhz. Wonder if that effects anything else even though it's far far faster architecturally? Some games may not like it? We'll see i guess.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/7152/hbm-revolutionize-video-cards-starting-amds-radeon-r9-390x/index.html

Downside to HBM v1 is its also limited to maximum 4gb memory, but can potentially give you a 4096bit wide IO. 1024 bit per package. Might be a downside but still a huge upside to the technology! Not bad for the first version right?

GDDR5 - Up to 28Gb/s per chip
HBM - >100Gb/s per stack

Tripp
20-05-15, 08:35 AM
looks like it is limited to 4gb or vram for the time being though

Warchild
20-05-15, 08:44 AM
looks like it is limited to 4gb or vram for the time being though

4gb is still plenty for me, however what I don't like the idea of, is based on some diagrams, this stacked memory allows the HBM to be placed much, much closer to the GPU die allowing reduced circuitry and reduced latency etc. When it comes to watercooling blocks, I think things will become more fragile considering the IC stacks will be closer and higher than the GPU die. I see potential broken chips from installing waterblocks for the first time. Maybe its nothing, but we will see when the 390x comes.

I think AMD have hit it big time here with the possibilities they provide.

edit*

actually ignore all this. Apparently AMD confirmed the stack will not be higher than the GPU. They have just blown things out of proportion to explain the technology in detail. In practise the stack heights will not be anything to worry about

Tripp
20-05-15, 09:59 AM
4gb is still plenty for me, however what I don't like the idea of, is based on some diagrams, this stacked memory allows the HBM to be placed much, much closer to the GPU die allowing reduced circuitry and reduced latency etc. When it comes to watercooling blocks, I think things will become more fragile considering the IC stacks will be closer and higher than the GPU die. I see potential broken chips from installing waterblocks for the first time. Maybe its nothing, but we will see when the 390x comes.

I think AMD have hit it big time here with the possibilities they provide.

edit*

actually ignore all this. Apparently AMD confirmed the stack will not be higher than the GPU. They have just blown things out of proportion to explain the technology in detail. In practise the stack heights will not be anything to worry about

aye 4gb is still plenty for most at the moment, i wonder how these chips an memory are going to perform under water. well we wont have to wait too long now to find out i guess

d1974
20-05-15, 10:23 AM
Where are you getting the 4GB limit from??? As it is different from what I have been reading for months.

Tripp
20-05-15, 10:25 AM
Where are you getting the 4GB limit from??? As it is different from what I have been reading for months.

they can only do 1gb stacks and there are 4 of them

Warchild
20-05-15, 11:09 AM
Where are you getting the 4GB limit from??? As it is different from what I have been reading for months.

Taken from Guru3D who did an article on HBM


1st gen HBM is limited to 4GB Graphics memory

These stacked memory packages have limitations, in the first generation you are looking at four stacks per package with two 128MB chunks in each layer, so that is 256MB per layer. Four times 256MB = 1024MB (or 1 Gigabyte) per accumulated DRAM stack/package. Currently chip designs allow for four stacks per IC (GPU). So that is 4 packages x (4x256MB) = 4096 MB. Hence the one limitation (if you can call it that) is HBA memory being limit at a maximum 4GB of graphics memory for the graphics card.

But is it 1024-bit or 4096-Bit? Here we'll need to 'zoom in' towards one DRAM layer first. Each layer is has two memory parts each at 128-bit meaning HBM is using 128-bit wide channels so eight eight of allow for a full 1024-bit interface. Total bandwidth is in the 128GB/s range with die stacks of four DRAM dies. Important to know is that each memory controller is independently timed and controlled. So 256-bit x 4 = 1024-bit per package. If an SoC/Processor/GPU/APU is fitted with four stacked packages then that would boil down to 4096-bit (wide IO). HBA is in this sense completely different from GDDR5

Source (http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/an_introduction_to_hbm_high_bandwidth_memory,2.htm l)

NeverBackDown
20-05-15, 06:27 PM
There are ways around the 4GB limitation however. But we can't get off topic.. this is a quick news thread after all, If you want to discuss it more in detail than start a thread:p

ShaunB-91
21-05-15, 10:38 AM
Consoles blamed for PC graphic downgrade of The Witcher 3.
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/05/21/the-witcher-3-dev-on-accusations-of-graphical-downgrades

Warchild
21-05-15, 10:52 AM
Consoles blamed for PC graphic downgrade of The Witcher 3.
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/05/21/the-witcher-3-dev-on-accusations-of-graphical-downgrades

Day 1 patch supposedly returned higher graphics settings though.

NeverBackDown
21-05-15, 05:54 PM
Consoles blamed for PC graphic downgrade of The Witcher 3.
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/05/21/the-witcher-3-dev-on-accusations-of-graphical-downgrades


That's for any game dude. They need to focus on more than one platform so they get less time. If they were PC only then it would have been better easily. But like he said, on PC they wouldn't have made enough money and Witcher 3 wouldn't have been possible on the same scale.

Day 1 patch supposedly returned higher graphics settings though.

It did massively. They also said in future patches they may be able to increase the PC quality too.

Warchild
22-05-15, 07:53 AM
Looks like details on the 980Ti have been picked up via Shipping details. Nothing concrete but it looks promising.

Source (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti-listed-at-zauba.html)

Here is another interesting bit of news related to AMD, could possibly also explain the reason why no one has stepped in to aquire AMD and merge with them.

It basically explains the Cross Licensing Agreement in place between AMD and Intel at the moment.

Source (http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/amd-clarifies-cross-license-with-intel-change-of-control-terminates-agreement-for-both/)

Dicehunter
22-05-15, 08:08 AM
Looks like details on the 980Ti have been picked up via Shipping details. Nothing concrete but it looks promising.

Source (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti-listed-at-zauba.html)

I wonder if it will be the full core like the TX.

Would be awesome but I can't see it myself seeing as Nvidia will pretty much have killed off the TX only 3 months after it's launch seeing as the only difference would be extra memory.

TPC
22-05-15, 04:54 PM
http://pics.computerbase.de/6/5/1/3/1/1-630.3493372652.jpg
The first Z170 Mainboards have "leaked"

Source: http://www.computerbase.de/2015-05/intel-skylake-biostar-zeigt-z170-mainboard-asus-mit-ueber-20-modellen/

Dicehunter
22-05-15, 05:17 PM
http://pics.computerbase.de/6/5/1/3/1/1-630.3493372652.jpg
The first Z170 Mainboards have "leaked"

Source: http://www.computerbase.de/2015-05/intel-skylake-biostar-zeigt-z170-mainboard-asus-mit-ueber-20-modellen/

Gonna be sticking with Z97 until Cannonlake, These 5% - 10% performance increases each gen just annoy me hence I shall wait for Cannonlake for a performance increase I'll actually see ^_^

Pr3d4t0r
22-05-15, 06:07 PM
just came across this, if those £30-70 makes a difference for you from getting i5 to i7 etc.

if only I could afford nvme haha

https://toptechcashback.com/uk/en/pages/cpumb/qualifying

MadShadow
22-05-15, 07:06 PM
Gonna be sticking with Z97 until Cannonlake, These 5% - 10% performance increases each gen just annoy me hence I shall wait for Cannonlake for a performance increase I'll actually see ^_^

I've heard that one before :p

Dicehunter
22-05-15, 07:27 PM
I've heard that one before :p

I've gone from a 2700K, 3770K, 4770K and now the 4790K.

I have seen zero improvement between them *Heat and electricity usage aside* so unless Skylake is made of pixie dust and unicorn splurge I doubt it's going to be any better than the 4790K I have running at 4.80GHZ.

Plus by waiting for Cannonlake I can save up a while longer and get a full bank of Corsair Dominator Platinums and what ever top end Nvidia GPU is out at the time :)

NeverBackDown
22-05-15, 08:05 PM
I've gone from a 2700K, 3770K, 4770K and now the 4790K.

I have seen zero improvement between them *Heat and electricity usage aside* so unless Skylake is made of pixie dust and unicorn splurge I doubt it's going to be any better than the 4790K I have running at 4.80GHZ.

Plus by waiting for Cannonlake I can save up a while longer and get a full bank of Corsair Dominator Platinums and what ever top end Nvidia GPU is out at the time :)

i7 whore;)

Doomslayer
23-05-15, 03:45 AM
http://pics.computerbase.de/6/5/1/3/1/1-630.3493372652.jpg
The first Z170 Mainboards have "leaked"

Source: http://www.computerbase.de/2015-05/intel-skylake-biostar-zeigt-z170-mainboard-asus-mit-ueber-20-modellen/

I know they wont go to market with that board but it sure looks ugly ewww

Dawelio
23-05-15, 05:31 AM
I know they wont go to market with that board but it sure looks ugly ewww

^ I'm with King on that one :lol:

Excalabur50
26-05-15, 12:06 AM
Microsoft has been previewing some updates to its music and video apps for Windows 10 recently, but it looks like bigger changes are on the way.

The software giant has revealed a new look and feel for what appears to be an upcoming release of the music app for Windows 10.

A screenshot posted on Microsoft's support site shows a dark themed app that looks very similar to Spotify.

While the existing music preview app for Windows 10 doesn't have many huge changes from the Windows 8 version, this updated preview includes recent tracks on the side and an improved hamburger menu on the left.

The overall theme is black, compared to the white version that Microsoft is currently previewing.

Microsoft may have dropped the Xbox branding from its Music and Video apps for Windows 10, but this upcoming release also looks very similar to the Xbox app for Windows 10.

Microsoft continues to tweak the user interface of Windows 10, with black and white themes expected to be the primary color options once the operating system is relased this summer.
By Tom Warren The Verge via Windows News app

Dicehunter
26-05-15, 03:46 PM
Corsair Bulldog incoming, Aint got a clue what that is though ^_^

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Agost
28-05-15, 07:32 AM
Looks like LG has released a new UHD IPS Freesync monitor, it currently appears on their AU site only

http://www.lg.com/au/it-monitors/lg-27MU67/technical-specifications

Really, really interesting. The price is 800 AUD, or 570 euros, but I'm sure that it will cost at least 600-650 euros when it is arriving to Europe.

Thelosouvlakia
28-05-15, 08:44 AM
Asus is getting close to have most of their motherboards the WHQL approval for Win10. The boars will be from the H61 chipset up to x99 for intel and from the A58 to the 990FX for AMD

Dicehunter
28-05-15, 08:30 PM
MS are going to show a re-designed XB1 controller at E3, Might give me an excuse to replace my old wireless controller as I'm quite fond of the new XB1 controller :D

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/45435/microsoft-rumored-unveil-redesigned-xbox-one-controller-e3-2015/index.html

d1974
29-05-15, 09:29 PM
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx

This driver release is recommended for The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt and Project Cars.
Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.5 Beta Windows Driver
Crossfire Profile Update for: *The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt
Performance Improvements for the following :
The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt : Up to 10% performance increase on single GPU Radeon R9 and R7 Series graphics products
Project Cars - Up to 17% performance increase on single GPU Radeon R9 and R7 Series graphics products

Recommendations:
For further information on how to optimize your drivers for The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt and AMD CrossFire™ please read the following article. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Optimizing-The-Witcher-3.aspx

Dicehunter
30-05-15, 04:43 PM
OC3D featured on NCIX for 5 seconds ^_^

Awesome how OC3D has gone from totally unknown to the tech community to slightly known, Which is good progress considering the tech community is MAHOOSIVE and OC3D compared to every other publication is probably the smallest in terms of staff :)


http://i.imgur.com/WqlYYk9.jpg

MadShadow
30-05-15, 05:00 PM
OC3D featured on NCIX for 5 seconds ^_^

Awesome how OC3D has gone from totally unknown to the tech community to slightly known, Which is good progress considering the tech community is MAHOOSIVE and OC3D compared to every other publication is probably the smallest in terms of staff :)



Yeah, I see OC3D articles on other shows now and again. It seems like OC3D is becoming one of the more trusted sites for tech reviews - at least better than WCCF Tech ;)

Damien c
30-05-15, 05:03 PM
Yeah, I see OC3D articles on other shows now and again. It seems like OC3D is becoming one of the more trusted sites for tech reviews - at least better than WCCF Tech ;)

And so it should with the quality of reviews that Tom and others do, and given the amount of knowledge there is between everyone on here this site could grow to eventually be like PCPer and others although it will take abit of time.

MadShadow
30-05-15, 05:11 PM
And so it should with the quality of reviews that Tom and others do, and given the amount of knowledge there is between everyone on here this site could grow to eventually be like PCPer and others although it will take abit of time.

Yep, I kind of see OC3D as a slightly more casual, less professional version of PCPer (not in a bad way) ;)

Its got alot of potential, but probably wont become Linus size because of the long extensive articles that we love, but most people dont have the attention span to go through.

Dawelio
30-05-15, 10:00 PM
I can tell you that I actually used to go to Linus etc for all my information, but ever since I came across this site and the when all of the news starting coming in reguarly... I now only go here for all of my tech related news :)

MadShadow
30-05-15, 10:05 PM
I can tell you that I actually used to go to Linus etc for all my information, but ever since I came across this site and the when all of the news starting coming in reguarly... I now only go here for all of my tech related news :)

Good choice. I recently joined the LTT forums, and while they can be fun, they are just not as helpful as OC3D ;)

Dawelio
30-05-15, 10:14 PM
Good choice. I recently joined the LTT forums, and while they can be fun, they are just not as helpful as OC3D ;)

Yeah, I agree mate... I tried joining it, but for some reason, I was quite put off with everything. The community didn't quite go out their way in the same way they do here and not being as helpful as the people on here in my opinion.

So if you ask me, OC3D all day and any day in my opinion :) ... Good work WYP and AverageNinja! :)

NeverBackDown
31-05-15, 12:31 AM
Yeah, I see OC3D articles on other shows now and again. It seems like OC3D is becoming one of the more trusted sites for tech reviews - at least better than WCCF Tech ;)

I think our first News article gave us more credibility than WCCF tech.. have you even seen their GPU author? That news guy for GPU's is a "Long time PC gaming enthusiast"... lol so that makes him qualified to talk about.. anything? Only thing he could say is the history of games:p
At least our head News man has a degree! Sure it may not be PC related but it's sure as hell better than a PC gaming Enthusiast. That's literally anyone interested in this kinda tech... Now I understand we have some guys who aren't qualified with any kind of degrees but at least Ninja is studying Journalism iirc. That alone is huge credibility.

Dicehunter
31-05-15, 12:45 AM
I think our first News article gave us more credibility than WCCF tech.. have you even seen their GPU author? That news guy for GPU's is a "Long time PC gaming enthusiast"... lol so that makes him qualified to talk about.. anything? Only thing he could say is the history of games:p
At least our head News man has a degree! Sure it may not be PC related but it's sure as hell better than a PC gaming Enthusiast. That's literally anyone interested in this kinda tech... Now I understand we have some guys who aren't qualified with any kind of degrees but at least Ninja is studying Journalism iirc. That alone is huge credibility.

So what you're saying is anyone with any old degree is better than someone who is just a tech enthusiast ? I'd heavily disagree there.

This means as my cousin who has an art degree would make a much better writer than just a tech enthusiast purely because she has a degree even though it's totally unrelated to the task at hand ^_^

But yeah that guy on WCCF comes out with some moronic stuff at times, Especially about the imminent 980 Ti "Finally brings competitive performance to GeForce" shortly after the "Finally" was edited out though XD

NeverBackDown
31-05-15, 03:14 AM
So what you're saying is anyone with any old degree is better than someone who is just a tech enthusiast ? I'd heavily disagree there.

This means as my cousin who has an art degree would make a much better writer than just a tech enthusiast purely because she has a degree even though it's totally unrelated to the task at hand ^_^

But yeah that guy on WCCF comes out with some moronic stuff at times, Especially about the imminent 980 Ti "Finally brings competitive performance to GeForce" shortly after the "Finally" was edited out though XD

No I'm not saying that. I'm saying in comparison to their guy it is better. Anyone on this forum could qualify for being a PC Enthusiast. It's basically all of us reporting on stuff. None of us really could make a claim we are reliable, whereas WYP has made a name for himself and become more or less respected as small time news guy on OC3D and to such an extent is now officially working for OC3D and holds the position of New Guru, he has something to fall back on for ethos and become a reliable source. The other guy is just some dude they found.. it's like me reporting.. no one would listen to me lol

Dicehunter
31-05-15, 03:24 AM
No I'm not saying that. I'm saying in comparison to their guy it is better. Anyone on this forum could qualify for being a PC Enthusiast. It's basically all of us reporting on stuff. None of us really could make a claim we are reliable, whereas WYP has made a name for himself and become more or less respected as small time news guy on OC3D and to such an extent is now officially working for OC3D and holds the position of New Guru, he has something to fall back on for ethos and become a reliable source. The other guy is just some dude they found.. it's like me reporting.. no one would listen to me lol

But that guy has worked for WCCF for quite some time to my understanding and we don't know what qualifications he has, He could have a bachelors degree in computer science for all we know ^_^

Feronix
31-05-15, 10:21 AM
Baaaack on topic :)

AverageNinja
31-05-15, 10:56 AM
Now I understand we have some guys who aren't qualified with any kind of degrees but at least Ninja is studying Journalism iirc. That alone is huge credibility.
Starting my Journalism course in September (if I graduate high school of course, I'll hear June 11) ;)

I like to think I actually got accepted because I write at OC3D.
The person who interviewed me asked if I had (writing) experience. I proudly threw some of my articles on the table.

I was supposed to hear if I was accepted or not in a month or two, the woman who interviewed me immediately accepted me after the interview. :lol:

Anyway, we should probably get back on topic indeed ;) Thanks for all the positive feedback and kind words everyone, it feels great you guys enjoy reading our articles :)

Dicehunter
31-05-15, 03:32 PM
Baaaack on topic :)

It is on topic.

It's on the topic of the news that was posted in this section ;)

WillSK
01-06-15, 09:55 AM
Dunno if this has been posted yet but there's some lavely sounding G-Sync moniotrs on the way.

144hz 1440p IPS G-Sync *drool*

http://www.pcgamer.com/seven-new-g-sync-monitors-on-the-way-including-144-hz-ips-asus-display/

TPC
01-06-15, 10:30 AM
First Mainboards with DDR3 and DDR4 revealed.
http://pics.computerbase.de/6/5/3/9/9/10-1260.jpg

http://www.computerbase.de/2015-06/intel-skylake-erste-combo-mainboards-mit-ddr3-und-ddr4-speicher-von-biostar/

d1974
01-06-15, 04:40 PM
http://press.asus.com/PressReleases/p/ASUS-Showcases-the-Latest-Innovations-at-Computex-2015

Taipei, Taiwan (2nd June, 2015) — ASUS today announced a Zen-inspired product lineup designed to provide users with the ultimate digital life. Members of the press got a close-up look at these innovative products at the ASUS Zensation press conference demo area.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) introduced a range of gaming notebooks, desktops, monitors, a mouse, a graphics card, and ROG Certified products. The ASUS ZenBook UX305 and UX303 in their striking new colors, along with ASUS Transformer Book T100HA, were on display. Several ASUS desktop PCs were on show, including the ASUSPRO E210, the K20, a VivoPC VC65, VivoMini UN65H and UN45, and Chromebox UN62. The demo zone featured the ASUS E1Z, the world’s first palm-sized LED projector that can project content stored on an Android™ phone via a micro USB connection.

My top 3 are:

ASUS ROG

ROG 34-inch Curved G-SYNC Monitor

This 34-inch 3800R curved display features wide-viewing angles, a 3440 x 1440 native resolution, and 21:9 aspect ratio. It features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver smooth, lag-free visuals. G-SYNC synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the GPU in any GeForce® GTX™-powered PC to eliminate screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. This results in sharper, more vibrant images; and more fluid and responsive gameplay. It has extensive connectivity options that include DisplayPort and HDMI.

ROG SWIFT PG279Q

ROG SWIFT PG279Q is a 27-inch WQHD 2560x1440 display with IPS technology for wide 178 degree viewing angles. It has an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for smooth, lag-free visuals. ROG SWIFT has extensive connectivity options that include DisplayPort and HDMI.

ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti

ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti incorporates the DirectCU H2O hybrid cooling solution with a combined vapor chamber and water channels to give users cooler temperatures along with improved noise reduction for 3x quieter performance. ASUS graphics cards are produced via exclusive Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-first 100% automated process, and feature aerospace-grade Super Alloy Power II components for unsurpassed quality and reliability. ROG Poseidon GTX 980Ti also features GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaks and gameplay streaming.

Also interesting...

ROG Certified Products

The ROG Certified program serves to give gamers the added assurance that their preferred gaming gear and components like memory modules, cooling kits, cases and others work perfectly with ROG products. ROG Certified products undergo extensive testing and validation by ROG engineers, with only the very best making the grade. The ROG team is currently working with leading component manufacturers like Avexir, BitFenix®, Bitspower®, Corsair®, G.Skill, HyperX®, In Win, Lian-Li and Thermalright, with more partnerships in the pipeline. The ROG Certified logo will be placed on all certified products that will be available for purchase on the ROG partners’ own distribution channels.

As well as a whole host of desktop and laptop pc's....

Dicehunter
02-06-15, 02:40 AM
Powercolour are bringing out their own soundcard -

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/4/5/45582_038_powercolor-joins-audio-game-devil-hdx-sound-card.jpg

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/4/5/45582_039_powercolor-joins-audio-game-devil-hdx-sound-card.jpg

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/4/5/45582_040_powercolor-joins-audio-game-devil-hdx-sound-card.jpg


http://www.tweaktown.com/news/45582/powercolor-joins-audio-game-devil-hdx-sound-card/index.html

Tripp
02-06-15, 06:38 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/01/asus-rog-in-win-transformer/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?ncid=rss_full

barnsley
02-06-15, 10:42 AM
Just when you thought a product designed by inwin could get any weirder, they teamed up with asus to make a case.
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/1160e57a037afc098823a7324825d79f/202068587/rogf.gif
http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015-06-01-image-7.jpg

They apparently intend to mass produce it. I'd guess it'll be a new ROG rig? Personally I think its hilarious and I'm very happy to see Asus working with a company that tends to make very expensive unique cases.

d1974
02-06-15, 11:21 AM
GeForce 353.06 WHQL Game Ready Driver Now Available.

Top Release Highlights

GeForce® Game Ready Driver Release 353.06WHQL
Just in time for the highly anticipated title Heroes of the Storm, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience. This driver is also aligned with the launch of the new flagship gaming GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. In addition, this new Game Ready driver provides a number of new gaming features and benefits based around G-SYNC technology, Dynamic Super Resolution, and enhancements for the latest new titles.
Game Ready: Best gaming experience for Heroes of the Storm, including support for GeForce Experience 1-click optimisations.

New GeForce GPU: Supports the new GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture.

Gaming Technology: Supports G-SYNC technology in windowed mode, offers both G-SYNC (V-SYNC on) and G-SYNC (V-SYNC off) options, support for Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB) in the NVIDIA Control Panel, provides Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) for notebooks with discrete GeForce GPUs, and optimizations and bug fixes which can provide increased performance for Kepler-based GPUs.

Doomslayer
02-06-15, 11:24 AM
Just when you thought a product designed by inwin could get any weirder, they teamed up with asus to make a case.

They apparently intend to mass produce it. I'd guess it'll be a new ROG rig? Personally I think its hilarious and I'm very happy to see Asus working with a company that tends to make very expensive unique cases.

Not really a case for my taste, i like the idea, Pricing wise i think the case is going to be something like $700 or more.

TPC
02-06-15, 11:29 AM
it will be over 1000 easily
Their s-frame is 700€
The Tou is 1000€

Dicehunter
02-06-15, 11:30 AM
GeForce 353.06 WHQL Game Ready Driver Now Available.

This was posted 2 days ago in the drivers section ;)


http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=70989

d1974
02-06-15, 11:35 AM
Intel’s Core i5-5675C and Core i7-5775C are the first socketed desktop processors with Intel’s most advanced on-die graphics engine, Iris Pro Graphics 6200. At last! Both CPUs are compatible with the LGA 1150 interface, supported by existing 9-series motherboards after a firmware update. They’re also multiplier-unlocked, appealing to power users with a penchant for pushing additional performance.

Full, 12 page review over at... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-5775c-i5-5675c-broadwell,4169.html

Doomslayer
02-06-15, 11:36 AM
it will be over 1000 easily
Their s-frame is 700€
The Tou is 1000€

Either way it's not going to be cheap

barnsley
02-06-15, 12:08 PM
Here are some more photos. Yes, you control it with an app. 15/10 for imagination I want what they were taking.
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11150895_896389833750908_5014529638346705669_n.jpg ?oh=b3bd45b4b654e771347aebdb5aab862c&oe=5608E651
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11350404_896389887084236_6683021865978680086_n.jpg ?oh=27d4d2e19d9617a94f9d67123479fe0f&oe=55F70911
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11390042_896390350417523_1402562743994020498_n.jpg ?oh=6d4bac8997a4212856d01794ecee73bf&oe=55F2DBF0
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11055340_896390030417555_6113326149630244806_o.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miTxnLgugRQ
It comes in Silver or ROG. I've never seen a case this OTT

Tripp
02-06-15, 12:31 PM
Its a bloody awesome case, though i can see it costing a fortune

barnsley
02-06-15, 06:53 PM
AMD are bundling DiRT Rally with GPUS/FX cpus

You even get custom skins. Kinda cool I guess?
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/885666_407622686098373_3918173922649992099_o.jpg

Source: AMD's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AMDUK/photos/a.187971208063523.1073741831.168808543313123/407622686098373/?type=1&theater)
https://www.amd4u.com/dirtrally/

Dark NighT
02-06-15, 06:55 PM
Steam refunds is now a thing

http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds

Finally!

Tolemac
03-06-15, 07:07 AM
AMD will be announcing their GPU's on june 16th according to anantech
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9335/amd-confirms-june-16th-date-for-upcoming-gpu-announcement

Thelosouvlakia
03-06-15, 07:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXnzg5RAPrQ [Epic epic epic]

Warchild
03-06-15, 08:30 AM
Just when you thought a product designed by inwin could get any weirder, they teamed up with asus to make a case.
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/1160e57a037afc098823a7324825d79f/202068587/rogf.gif
http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015-06-01-image-7.jpg

They apparently intend to mass produce it. I'd guess it'll be a new ROG rig? Personally I think its hilarious and I'm very happy to see Asus working with a company that tends to make very expensive unique cases.

The case is apparently going on sale for $999.....

barnsley
03-06-15, 08:32 AM
The case is apparently going on sale for $999.....

Cheaper than I thought. They've sold almost all their flagship cases at that price, including that huge H frame and the stupid glass case.

Thelosouvlakia
03-06-15, 08:34 AM
[Taken from HWBOX.gr]
It seems some guys have heard the cry of the enthusiast community and will sell their own proprietary sleeved cabled.
http://www.hwbox.gr/members/2195-albums570-picture46841.png

Dicehunter
03-06-15, 08:39 AM
[Taken from HWBOX.gr]
It seems some guys have heard the cry of the enthusiast community and will sell their own proprietary sleeved cabled.
http://www.hwbox.gr/members/2195-albums570-picture46841.png

This is awesome, Can finally get some properly sleeved cables for my Superflower PSU without spending hundreds on custom work :D

NeverBackDown
03-06-15, 09:24 PM
Gears of War Developer renamed themselves from Black Tusk to The Coalition.
Quote from The Coalition
"When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that’s who makes Forza. Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War."

Coalition's next Gears of War project will be revealed at this years E3.

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/03/gears-of-war-developer-renamed-the-coalition

It's not for PC but I figured it may interest some of you.

Tolemac
04-06-15, 07:49 AM
This is awesome, Can finally get some properly sleeved cables for my Superflower PSU without spending hundreds on custom work :D

Me too woohooo :)

ShaunB-91
04-06-15, 09:10 AM
WOW that case is amazing!

barnsley
04-06-15, 04:40 PM
Experience PowerColor DEVIL HDX true Sound

‧High performance 192kHz 24bit PCI Express Sound card
‧Top 124dB SNR delivers ultimate clear audio experience
‧Built-in headphone amplifier supports up to 600 ohm headphone
‧Swappable op-amp sockets allows audiophiles to create own timbres and tonal combinations

You will never go back to the old "thing"
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/11144466_10152924971861381_1346610426207676432_o.j pg

I'm guessing thats a creative card rebranded?

Source: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PowerColor.Europe/photos/a.142199186380.112527.8639201380/10152924971861381/?type=1&theater)

Wraith
05-06-15, 01:34 AM
Imgur has started removing NSFW images from its users galleries.


Hi everyone,
Wanted to take a moment to share more detail around our NSFW rules and how they are enforced on Imgur.
We’ve always had “No NSFW rules”
We’ve always had NSFW content rules on Imgur (http://imgur.com/rules), we just didn’t make them visible enough and didn’t have the resources to enforce them properly until recently. Ultimately, it is the Imgurian community that flags inappropriate content to us, and we just haven’t previously had the resources to address these requests. The Imgur community is self-policing: if several Imgurians flag a comment as NSFW, then it’s flagged to the Imgur team for assessment. If it violates the content rules, it is then taken down and notice is given. We never select content for takedown, it must be flagged by several Imgurians first.
What’s changed
In the past, when we responded to Imgurian takedown requests, it was generally in the form of shadow bans and complete removal. That didn’t feel very transparent and was a terrible experience for the person who had their content removed with no notification. Now we have a team devoted to responding to user reports and answering questions, so you’ll see the rules being enforced more than we have in the past. We’ve made it easier for people to report posts that break the community rules and have better tools for quickly addressing those reports. When a comment is removed, you’ll see a little blurb about why. The poster will also receive multiple warnings before a ban is ever placed on the account, except in extreme cases.
What’s not changing
We will not allow Imgur to turn into a G-rated shell of itself, nor is this meant to bring down a ban hammer on our most active users. User reports are reviewed by a human so we can pick out frivolous reports or disagree with the report. Imgur does not actively search for and remove any content without a user report. We value open speech and self-expression incredibly highly, and the sometimes crass humor, ridiculous puns, and don’t-take-ourselves-too-seriously attitudes make Imgur what it is, and we love this community. There is a place for dickbutt and fine art and weird GIFs and information here.
But we also won’t allow content that directly harms other people or makes groups feel alienated. Imgur should be a place where everyone can contribute.
We’re always, always listening to the community here and always iterating on what we’ve already done. The entire Imgur team will continue to listen and you can always contact us directly (http://imgur.com/help).


Source: Imgur Blog (http://imgur.com/blog/2015/06/02/regarding-nsfw-content-on-imgur/)

Warchild
05-06-15, 10:05 AM
holy Moly Batman

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/evga_geforce_gtx_980_ti_kingpin_2.jpg

Source (http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/evga-980-ti-classified-kngpn-edition-engineered-to-overclock/)

Wraith
05-06-15, 12:31 PM
holy Moly Batman

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/evga_geforce_gtx_980_ti_kingpin_2.jpg

Source (http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/evga-980-ti-classified-kngpn-edition-engineered-to-overclock/)

This had crossed my mind when I saw the Reference board as there are extra 8 pin solder points leading out the rear of the card.

d1974
05-06-15, 07:33 PM
The new graphics board has three power inputs (8pin + 8pin + 6pin) and a very high-quality voltage regulation module, which can utilize up to 450W of power and up to 600A current to deliver great overclockability.

I know this must be a lazy typo (or you need to build a power station at home)
but it did make me laugh


Source @ http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/evga-980-ti-classified-kngpn-edition-engineered-to-overclock/

YouWhat
07-06-15, 11:40 AM
Ahead of the RTM which is due towards the end of next month, Microsoft has released another updated ISO image of Windows 10, weighing in with buiuld number 10130.

Here is a quick run down of the improvements in this release.


The Start menu now includes links to the predefined locations, such as Documents, Downloads, Pictures etc. When in Tablet Mode, there's a Back icon next to the Start button.

You can now run YouTube videos in full-screen. When printing, the Print as a PDF has now been called "Microsoft Print to PDF". The new Windows 10 Tablet Mode lets you swipe down from the top of an app to bring up the app's command ribbon (Menus).

Cortana has been issued with cute new graphics when you have set it (her?) up.

There are new icons that have been inserted into the system

The Windows Universal Photos app, Albums are now working (or more functional)

More overall system stability, and built with the latest updates.


As we can see from the above, the latest build has brought us closer towards the RTM and a more functional OS for those who are using it full time as their main system.

At present there are those who will be jumping ship straight away to Windows 10 when it is released, and those who will wait for the first round of patches to be brought out, and also those who will be waiting for the first service pack (SP1) to be released before they move over to it.

With Windows 10 being a free upgrade for so many, that first week will bring about a lot of problems for the end users who will be trying to upgrade, but the servers that are hosting the upgrade (and possibly even an ISO) will be getting pushed to their limits, and will be running like a bag of spanners to put is mildly with low download speeds, which will then cause frustrations for the end users. I personally have 2 main computers, and 3 laptops to upgrade, and will more than likely wait it out for a week or so, so as the initial rush will be over, and I will then be able to have a much better and stable download.

Will you be updating as soon as it is released, or will you be waiting it out?

Wraith
10-06-15, 02:44 AM
AMD 300 Series cards Price reveal? WCCFTech have just announced what they believe to be the release prices of the upcoming 300 series graphics cards, note this time they don't use the term "Leaked" so are they on the ball with this information? Maybe, all we know is that in 6 days time we'll all know for sure.

http://i.imgur.com/wdVK4wW.jpg

Source: WCCFTech (http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-300-series-pricing-confirmed-aggressive/)

Mysterae
10-06-15, 10:15 PM
Oculus Event Count Down (https://www.oculus.com/en-us/)

Dawelio
11-06-15, 02:22 AM
holy Moly Batman

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/evga_geforce_gtx_980_ti_kingpin_2.jpg

Source (http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/evga-980-ti-classified-kngpn-edition-engineered-to-overclock/)

What is so special regarding their "Kingping"?... And dat power though, boys... get ready to arm up your stations and put a safe of 100K TA (100 000 TeraAmpere) there lmao! :lol:

barnsley
11-06-15, 08:55 AM
What is so special regarding their "Kingping"?... And dat power though, boys... get ready to arm up your stations and put a safe of 100K TA (100 000 TeraAmpere) there lmao! :lol:

Very highly binned chips with a well designed PCB. Incredibly expensive cards that were originally designed for people who like to do extreme benching but now are mostly for idiot EVGA fanboys.

MadShadow
11-06-15, 09:03 AM
Very highly binned chips with a well designed PCB. Incredibly expensive cards that were originally designed for people who like to do extreme benching but now are mostly for idiot EVGA fanboys.

Not sure why they get so much hate... The 780ti Kingpin actually looked really great imo, so that was a pretty good reason to get it. I mean, they are good cards. Yes, overpriced, but not everyone cares about that ;)

Tripp
11-06-15, 10:10 AM
A new witcher 3 quest an gwent cards inbound

http://gamerant.com/witcher-3-update-new-quest-gwent-cards/

barnsley
11-06-15, 10:34 AM
Not sure why they get so much hate... The 780ti Kingpin actually looked really great imo, so that was a pretty good reason to get it. I mean, they are good cards. Yes, overpriced, but not everyone cares about that ;)

They're so overpriced its unreal. I think it was £800 if I recall correctly. For a 780Ti that could be beat by a good reference card. Also not a fan of the clear plastic myself.

CreatiXx
12-06-15, 08:32 AM
Not sure if already shared or not but this is kinda cool. We've seen lots of ways now to 3D print stuff, technology keeps on amazing me :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTJq9Z5g4Jk

barnsley
12-06-15, 09:01 AM
I really hope the final design isn't like this. I preferred it with the sleeving.
http://www.chiphell.com/data/attachment/forum/201506/11/193454nczgz87v7vsuv8m8.jpg

Source: Chiphell (http://www.chiphell.com/thread-1311643-1-1.html)

Feronix
12-06-15, 10:13 AM
^Hotlink does not work and the Source leads to an Asian forum with the same hotlink problem. Image can be found here:
http://www.chiphell.com/data/attachment/forum/201506/11/193454nczgz87v7vsuv8m8.jpg

Edit; As I posted this the hotlink fixed itself. I'll leave it in case anyone has the same issue.

barnsley
12-06-15, 10:29 AM
^Hotlink does not work and the Source leads to an Asian forum with the same hotlink problem. Image can be found here:
http://www.chiphell.com/data/attachment/forum/201506/11/193454nczgz87v7vsuv8m8.jpg

Edit; As I posted this the hotlink fixed itself. I'll leave it in case anyone has the same issue.

What was it doing? :confused:

Feronix
12-06-15, 10:33 AM
What was it doing? :confused:

Just showed some "Image from Chiphell" watermark rather than the actual image.

barnsley
12-06-15, 10:35 AM
Just showed some "Image from Chiphell" watermark rather than the actual image.

Weird, its never done that before.

Tripp
12-06-15, 06:22 PM
http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/gaming/computing/pc/windows-10-will-let-xbox-one-games-stream-straight-to-oculus-rift-1296507

yassarikhan786
12-06-15, 08:37 PM
A new witcher 3 quest an gwent cards inbound

http://gamerant.com/witcher-3-update-new-quest-gwent-cards/

I really need to get back to playing The Witcher 3. I've not played it since coming back from holiday.

Thelosouvlakia
14-06-15, 07:39 PM
AMD has oppened their event newsletter! You can either subscribe to recieve a notification and the link to the livestream or EVEN reserve a seat to watch the event live! http://t.co/JrvaQzLebT

Wraith
14-06-15, 08:29 PM
I really need to get back to playing The Witcher 3. I've not played it since coming back from holiday.
Like wise, not touched it since last Thursday and completely forgot where I got too.

NeverBackDown
14-06-15, 09:35 PM
AMD has oppened their event newsletter! You can either subscribe to recieve a notification and the link to the livestream or EVEN reserve a seat to watch the event live! http://t.co/JrvaQzLebT

Won't it be on PC Gaming Shows livestream?

Thelosouvlakia
15-06-15, 10:53 AM
Won't it be on PC Gaming Shows livestream?
I don't know! We'll see...

Also, Microsoft has updated their Security Essentials and malware removal tools with a new definition that classfies "Ask toolbar" as malware! [FINALLY!!!]

barnsley
15-06-15, 11:04 AM
I don't know! We'll see...

Also, Microsoft has updated their Security Essentials and malware removal tools with a new definition that classfies "Ask toolbar" as malware! [FINALLY!!!]

lol security essentials

Thelosouvlakia
15-06-15, 11:08 AM
lol security essentials
Lol indeed but that solves the problem of the noob users... I can't believe that there are people using something like an ESET32 AV and having installed Ask..

barnsley
15-06-15, 11:56 AM
Lol indeed but that solves the problem of the noob users... I can't believe that there are people using something like an ESET32 AV and having installed Ask..

nothing solves a lack of awareness. :cool:

yassarikhan786
15-06-15, 07:20 PM
Like wise, not touched it since last Thursday and completely forgot where I got too.

I've only played 6 hours, but I've been busy with other stuff. I'm hoping to get back on it this week.

Agost
15-06-15, 08:08 PM
Dark Souls 3 officially announced, to be released early 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OtAVElUljE

Tripp
16-06-15, 09:40 AM
the witcher 3 New quest - "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" and alternative look for Triss are two new FREE DLCs for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming later this week.

Tripp
16-06-15, 11:10 PM
its a trap?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-06-16-dogmeat-the-fallout-4-dog-cannot-die

NeverBackDown
17-06-15, 01:48 AM
Gears of War Remastered Collection confirmed for PC during the PC Gaming Show!

Agost
17-06-15, 01:09 PM
Looks like the R7 370 is NOT a rebranding of the 7870 ( which became 270/270X ) but of the 7850 instead.

That's quite sad, AMD positively impressed me with Furys but this is a kinda stupid move, since it will be too close to the R7 360 and too far from the R9 380

http://www.amd.com/en-gb/products/graphics/desktop/r7

Tolemac
17-06-15, 01:31 PM
Doggin :eek:

barnsley
17-06-15, 01:33 PM
It turns out that Samsung’s pre-installed version of SwiftKey for the Galaxy S6 has a security flaw, which is putting user data at risk of being snatched up. According to a US security firm, the issue also affects Samsung’s last two flagship smartphones as well, meaning Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 users could be affected.
security firm, NowSecure, discovered the issue and has flagged it up with Samsung for patching. The vulnerability comes down to the keyboard’s unencrypted connections when downloading different languages. The flaw could potentially allow an attacker to “remotely execute code as a privileged system user”.

source (http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/security-software/matthew-wilson/theres-a-security-issue-with-swiftkey-on-several-galaxy-s-flagships/)

Thats what happens when you fill your phone with junk.

yassarikhan786
17-06-15, 06:44 PM
Gears of War Remastered Collection confirmed for PC during the PC Gaming Show!

Awesome as I've always had a passing interest.

NeverBackDown
17-06-15, 06:51 PM
Looks like SK Hynix isn't having any yield issues and is ramping up mass production for it's 20nm HBM1 technology.

Source: BuisnessWire
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150616005757/en/SK-Hynix-Ramps-Production-High-Bandwidth-Memory#.VYHBUvlVhBc

Damien c
19-06-15, 09:13 AM
KitGuru are not being given a sample of the AMD R9 FuryX due to "KitGurus Negative Stance Towards AMD"

http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/announcements/zardon/amd-withdraw-kitguru-fury-x-sample-over-negative-content/

Christine Browne informed me directly on the phone that the reason for withdrawing the sample was based on ‘KitGuru’s negative stance towards AMD’. KitGurus Responce

If we become unable to share our genuine views and opinions out of fear of a company withdrawing product samples then I see no point in being here at all.
To me it is pretty poor of AMD to be restricting reviews due to reviewers actually showing real world performance of a companies products and giving there honest opinion about it, and not just fluffing the reviews to make it look better than it actually is.

I have to ask myself how many reviewers out there now are going to give the AMD products more favourable reviews for fear of not being allowed to review future products, using samples sent to them by AMD and instead either having to purchase the product or wait for other manufacturers such as, ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI to send them a sample.

Warchild
19-06-15, 09:29 AM
KitGuru are not being given a sample of the AMD R9 FuryX due to "KitGurus Negative Stance Towards AMD"

http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/announcements/zardon/amd-withdraw-kitguru-fury-x-sample-over-negative-content/

KitGurus Responce


To me it is pretty poor of AMD to be restricting reviews due to reviewers actually showing real world performance of a companies products and giving there honest opinion about it, and not just fluffing the reviews to make it look better than it actually is.

I have to ask myself how many reviewers out there now are going to give the AMD products more favourable reviews for fear of not being allowed to review future products, using samples sent to them by AMD and instead either having to purchase the product or wait for other manufacturers such as, ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI to send them a sample.

Didn't TTL also experience this with EVGA based on the review of their SR-x? It is sad that companies will resort to these tactics because they cannot accept an honest review of their products. How else can you improve your line of items if you cannot take criticism regardless how fierce it may be. It's not like the negative reviews are hurling insults.

Damien c
19-06-15, 09:36 AM
Didn't TTL also experience this with EVGA based on the review of their SR-x? It is sad that companies will resort to these tactics because they cannot accept an honest review of their products. How else can you improve your line of items if you cannot take criticism regardless how fierce it may be. It's not like the negative reviews are hurling insults.


IIRC he did but also NZXT I think as well or it was another case manufacturer.

AMD cannot really afford to have bad press around them at the moment, when they have a card that potentially could give nVidia a kick up the rear end to get them to release, some decent performance improvements with each release of cards, instead of a couple of percent each time.

Same with Intel with the CPU's because of AMD's lack of high end CPU's to compete with the current Intel I7 lineup.

WYP
19-06-15, 09:41 AM
Didn't TTL also experience this with EVGA based on the review of their SR-x? It is sad that companies will resort to these tactics because they cannot accept an honest review of their products. How else can you improve your line of items if you cannot take criticism regardless how fierce it may be. It's not like the negative reviews are hurling insults.

Just industry politics, sadly that is the way things are. If people don't do your product justice why send them more?

Though this is a bit harsh from AMD, I would not say that they are biased in any way shape or form.

There does seem to be a short supply of review samples for the AMD Fury X GPU, though retroactively taking away their sample is a terrible PR move. I could see a single brand doing that but AMD should know better than to take away their sample and give that as a reason.

barnsley
19-06-15, 10:21 AM
I have to ask myself how many reviewers out there now are going to give the AMD products more favourable reviews for fear of not being allowed to review future products, using samples sent to them by AMD and instead either having to purchase the product or wait for other manufacturers such as, ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI to send them a sample.

They did it because of this video I'm sure:
https://vimeo.com/130535984
Which is a shame, as they were normally pretty unbiast, they just screwed up once and AMD acted like a brat.

They're not like Tom's Hardware/legit reviews who're pretty awful when it comes to anything AMD. Funny how FCAT suddenly doesn't matter to them when the 9xx had worse frame times.

Boo AMD, atleast they're not doing it with everyone negative. They've left out people who've been harsh but fair for the most par.

WYP
19-06-15, 10:46 AM
They did it because of this video I'm sure:
https://vimeo.com/130535984
Which is a shame, as they were normally pretty unbiast, they just screwed up once and AMD acted like a brat.

They're not like Tom's Hardware/legit reviews who're pretty awful when it comes to anything AMD. Funny how FCAT suddenly doesn't matter to them when the 9xx had worse frame times.

Boo AMD, atleast they're not doing it with everyone negative. They've left out people who've been harsh but fair for the most par.

Wow, this guy knows how to dig a hole, he is not talking much about the product at the start, not very concise.

barnsley
19-06-15, 10:52 AM
Wow, this guy knows how to dig a hole, he is not talking much about the product at the start, not very concise.

From a bit more digging about their site it seems to be that video and a few articles by one of their writers that would bother AMD. As stated before, certain other sites are much, much worse though.

JR23
19-06-15, 10:56 AM
They did it because of this video I'm sure:
https://vimeo.com/130535984
Which is a shame, as they were normally pretty unbiast, they just screwed up once and AMD acted like a brat.

That guy comes off as a though. I wouldn't send him anything after he said all that either.

JR

barnsley
19-06-15, 10:59 AM
That guy comes off as a though. I wouldn't send him anything after he said all that either.

JR

Its Eteknix as well now. They've been very salty about the whole thing and are practically s*itposting about AMD.
See:
http://www.eteknix.com/things-go-from-bad-to-worse-for-reviews-of-amd-radeon-fury-x/

Damien c
19-06-15, 11:21 AM
They did it because of this video I'm sure:
https://vimeo.com/130535984
Which is a shame, as they were normally pretty unbiast, they just screwed up once and AMD acted like a brat.

They're not like Tom's Hardware/legit reviews who're pretty awful when it comes to anything AMD. Funny how FCAT suddenly doesn't matter to them when the 9xx had worse frame times.

Boo AMD, atleast they're not doing it with everyone negative. They've left out people who've been harsh but fair for the most par.


Just watched that whole video and if that is what has caused it, then it's childish because there is not much in that video that I could really argue with based of my own opinions, but I would have put it across better than that.

I mean saying a card won't compete against another card without actually seeing it and being able to test it, is just asking for trouble especially when it's doing reviews on products that pay your bills, you have to be stupid to do what that guy did in my opinion.

Personally I thought the Fury cards wouldn't compete with the Titan or 980Ti but after seeing some of the information, come out I honestly believe it will but I will wait for reviews from the likes of Tom and Bit-Tech before saying "well done" or "bad luck".

It's one of the reasons I won't try and do reviews because of my own experiences with hardware, and software from certain companies and not being able to give a unbiased opinion on it, like Asus I won't use Asus boards anymore because from my experience they always fail after 12 months with the same faults, I have 1 Asus board out of the last 8 that I have bought that has not failed after 12 months, so I don't recommend them to anyone and because of that I would never attempt to review a Asus motherboard, MSI on the other hand I have had no real issues with and I like them but again that would stop me from reviewing them because of my own experience.

If I could do reviews I would as I am now a carer for my mother I have all the time in a day to be able to record videos and write articles, etc but because I know myself so well I won't even attempt it.


Either way this has left a sour taste in my mouth when it comes to AMD as it has it would seem with many other people.

JR23
19-06-15, 11:35 AM
All points irrelevant because pricing unknown. R9-390X may cost £4.50 in which case best GPU in the world. I'm fed up of all the pre-hype digs. The guy was out of line, if AMD are doing what they are doing for the right reasons then i'm 100% with them, their older cards were still competitive so why drop them.

EDIT: Well I take that back now pricing is known. 390X's are ~£350 with comparable performance to a 980 which is ~£420 whats the problem. Seems great to me.

JR

barnsley
19-06-15, 11:43 AM
All points irrelevant because pricing unknown. R9-390X may cost £4.50 in which case best GPU in the world. I'm fed up of all the pre-hype digs. The guy was out of line, if AMD are doing what they are doing for the right reasons then i'm 100% with them, their older cards were still competitive so why drop them.

JR

The 8GB 390X is ~£350 atm and it benches slightly higher than the 970 and dependent on game/situation is on par with a 980 according to Tom's review..
-edit- he edited while I typed this

JR23
19-06-15, 11:45 AM
The 8GB 390X is ~£350 atm and it benches slightly higher than the 970 and dependent on game/situation is on par with a 980 according to Tom's review..
-edit- he edited while I typed this

Yep seems like a great play to me. Awaiting 8GB Lightning.

JR

WYP
19-06-15, 11:53 AM
AMD have done a great job with the 300 series, while new silicon would have been nice it is still very competitive with Nvidia.

having double the vram for a lower price and similar performance is great.

Greenback
19-06-15, 01:38 PM
Tbh I watch that video and get bla bla bla they wouldn't let me in the room so toys out of pram

WYP
19-06-15, 02:19 PM
Tbh I watch that video and get bla bla bla they wouldn't let me in the room so toys out of pram

Pretty much how it sounded to me too.

NeverBackDown
20-06-15, 06:15 AM
Yep seems like a great play to me. Awaiting 8GB Lightning.

JR

Same here! Hopefully they do Lightning on Fury X too.. would be amazing:)

AMD have done a great job with the 300 series, while new silicon would have been nice it is still very competitive with Nvidia.

having double the vram for a lower price and similar performance is great.

They improved performance slightly too by upping clock speeds and getting faster memory chips that are running a full Gbps faster(250mhz) which before would have meant you OC'd the crap out of the memory. They did this while keeping power consumption pretty much equal as I'm sure they have newer BIOS's and other pcb stuff to help with that. It's really just even more value for essentially the same price as before with an additional 4GB of Vram.

Excalabur50
20-06-15, 06:46 AM
I think they will do a Lightning Fury X they'd be mad not to

Dicehunter
20-06-15, 11:08 AM
I think they will do a Lightning Fury X they'd be mad not to

AFAIK the Fury X much like the 295X2 will only come with the AIO straight from AMD.

yassarikhan786
20-06-15, 02:03 PM
They improved performance slightly too by upping clock speeds and getting faster memory chips that are running a full Gbps faster(250mhz) which before would have meant you OC'd the crap out of the memory. They did this while keeping power consumption pretty much equal as I'm sure they have newer BIOS's and other pcb stuff to help with that. It's really just even more value for essentially the same price as before with an additional 4GB of Vram.

Sorry to sound pedantic, but isn't 1 Gbps 125 Mhz?

Pogal_31
21-06-15, 01:26 AM
Windows 10 Insiders will get the final release for free, just as W7 and W8.1 users.
Gabe Aul confirmed this here (http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/19/upcoming-changes-to-windows-10-insider-preview-builds/)

"As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build. Once you have successfully installed this build, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh."

NeverBackDown
21-06-15, 05:32 AM
Sorry to sound pedantic, but isn't 1 Gbps 125 Mhz?

With GDDR5 250mhz would be multiplied by 4 to equal the 1000 mhz "effective" speed or 1gbps.pretty much every 1000mhz=1Gbps:)
That's why Nvidia cards are advertised as 7000mhz GDDR5 but really it's just 1750mhz. They just use the higher number for marketing purposes. On some AMD 390x's spec sheets, think it was Asus's DCU2, it actually says 6000MHz (1500MHz GDDR5).

With HBM, there's not a lot of info on it but I'm going to assume the speed you see is the speed it's running at until otherwise more info is released:)

Excalabur50
21-06-15, 09:19 AM
While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrade plans for Windows 10. We already know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get Windows 10 as a free upgrade (providing you install within a year of July 29th), but Microsoft is introducing a new way for anyone to get Windows 10 free of charge. If you install the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10130) on a machine and use a Microsoft Account that's registered for the Windows Insider program then you'll get the final version of Windows 10 free. Windows 10 will stay genuine, so you can clean install the preview right now and simply upgrade to the final bits for no charge.

Microsoft's Gabe Aul confirmed this method on Twitter yesterday as part of a new blog post detailing some new changes to the way the company tests Windows 10. "As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated," says Aul.

Microsoft will soon require testers to use a Microsoft Account to receive updated builds, and even when Windows 10 is finalized testers can opt-in and keep receiving future test versions in the coming months. So if you're running Windows XP or Windows Vista and you're looking to get a free copy of Windows 10, simply install the preview now and you'll get the final copy free once it's ready on July 29th
Source Reuters via windows 8 news

yassarikhan786
21-06-15, 10:01 AM
With GDDR5 250mhz would be multiplied by 4 to equal the 1000 mhz "effective" speed or 1gbps.pretty much every 1000mhz=1Gbps:)
That's why Nvidia cards are advertised as 7000mhz GDDR5 but really it's just 1750mhz. They just use the higher number for marketing purposes. On some AMD 390x's spec sheets, think it was Asus's DCU2, it actually says 6000MHz (1500MHz GDDR5).

With HBM, there's not a lot of info on it but I'm going to assume the speed you see is the speed it's running at until otherwise my info is released:)

Cool, thanks for the info :)

NeverBackDown
22-06-15, 02:34 AM
While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrade plans for Windows 10. We already know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get Windows 10 as a free upgrade (providing you install within a year of July 29th), but Microsoft is introducing a new way for anyone to get Windows 10 free of charge. If you install the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10130) on a machine and use a Microsoft Account that's registered for the Windows Insider program then you'll get the final version of Windows 10 free. Windows 10 will stay genuine, so you can clean install the preview right now and simply upgrade to the final bits for no charge.

Microsoft's Gabe Aul confirmed this method on Twitter yesterday as part of a new blog post detailing some new changes to the way the company tests Windows 10. "As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated," says Aul.

Microsoft will soon require testers to use a Microsoft Account to receive updated builds, and even when Windows 10 is finalized testers can opt-in and keep receiving future test versions in the coming months. So if you're running Windows XP or Windows Vista and you're looking to get a free copy of Windows 10, simply install the preview now and you'll get the final copy free once it's ready on July 29th
Source Reuters via windows 8 news

I was going to also post this in this thread but you beat me to it! MS is really trying to get as many people onto W10 as possible and by doing this really helps kick the pirating business down as it's just easier to get it free. Hopefully MS can continue to be this open to consumers.

Cool, thanks for the info :)

No problem:)

barnsley
23-06-15, 12:43 PM
ALREAAADY?
haha. Not content with making one (imo) slight dissapointment, they've already started crowd funding for a squeakual

Following Project CARS’ smashing success around the globe, Slightly Mad Studios are proud to announce the second title to be funded & developed by their innovative World of Mass Development portal: Project CARS 2.

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Link (http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/announcing-project-cars-2-sign-up-now/)

NeverBackDown
24-06-15, 04:52 AM
For anyone running AMD, they have released a new driver version on 6/21/15. 15.6 beta drivers. It addresses Arkham Night and performance/stability improvements. Interestingly I nocited it doesn't have the R9 300 series listed as compatible.. think that's an error though

barnsley
26-06-15, 03:49 PM
I'mma just leave this here. Good job Amazon France
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIbx02JUMAASkuH.png:large

AverageNinja
26-06-15, 04:02 PM
I'mma just leave this here. Good job Amazon France
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIbx02JUMAASkuH.png:large

I'm laughing hysterically atm. I might pre-order it :lol:

Wraith
30-06-15, 02:26 AM
Don't wanna jinx AMD at this stage with the "I told you so" speech. As I did with the Gigabyte Waterforce and from my own personal experiences, Cooler Master don't do well in the AIO arena. So when I stumbled on this and after I said in the recent review of the Fury it seems it's happening. The first report of pump noise and coil whine from a Fury X..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3TZxu9vJI

It's said the coil whine is coming from the all-in-one pump bundled with Fury X cards. These are built by Cooler Master and contain a Nidec fan. It's a little weird that some users are reporting the phenomenon during idle scenarios, and it could mean that lower quality components are at play.
The user who sent in the above video claims the issue is with a retail card, not a pre-production model (review sample), though it's not clear if the other complaints are also representative of finalized hardware. Either way, AMD's Antal Tungler confirmed the issue to WCCFTech saying that the problem is present in early production units, but that a fix has been applied by Cooler Master. Future Fury X cards shouldn't suffer from noise issues.


Source: MaximumPC (http://www.maximumpc.com/coil-whine-and-pump-noise-noted-on-early-production-amd-r9-fury-x-cards/?utm_content=buffer6133d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer)

NeverBackDown
30-06-15, 03:32 AM
I been hearing about that too, such a shame for it to be slightly ruined for AMD when it's CM's fault. At least they acknowledged it and applied a quick fix.

Wraith
30-06-15, 04:10 AM
I been hearing about that too, such a shame for it to be slightly ruined for AMD when it's CM's fault. At least they acknowledged it and applied a quick fix.
We'll see, I have no faith in CM AIO coolers, just hope this doesn't damage AMD in anyway. Though aftermarket cards will no doubt be a winner.

NeverBackDown
30-06-15, 04:24 AM
We'll see, I have no faith in CM AIO coolers, just hope this doesn't damage AMD in anyway. Though aftermarket cards will no doubt be a winner.

Fury X won't get AIB cards, Fury Pro will however.

Wraith
30-06-15, 04:47 AM
Fury X won't get AIB cards, Fury Pro will however.
We'll see how this plays out :D I could see AMD making a U turn on that decision pretty quick if things go south.

I cringed like crazy when Tom removed the side panel on the review sample (naughty boy) :lol:

MadShadow
30-06-15, 05:39 PM
AC/DC is now on Spotify! Okay, this was really quick news, but I though it was pretty important ;)

Agost
30-06-15, 06:54 PM
AC/DC is now on Spotify! Okay, this was really quick news, but I though it was pretty important ;)

Can't go to the concert in Imola... :(

MadShadow
30-06-15, 07:05 PM
Can't go to the concert in Imola... :(

Ah man, thats a shame. Would have been pretty damn awesome. At least you can listen on Spotify now ;)

Tolemac
02-07-15, 07:33 AM
Overclockers have Offers on Superflower psu's throughout July you can buy a platinum for the price of a gold go grab one while you can https://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?prodids=CA-039-SF,CA-040-SF,CA-041-SF,CA-042-SF&utm_source=Overclockers+UK+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bc42c8edf6-B2C_CW277_1_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c199b69777-bc42c8edf6-212122557

son of spanner
02-07-15, 10:32 AM
Don't wanna jinx AMD at this stage with the "I told you so" speech. As I did with the Gigabyte Waterforce and from my own personal experiences, Cooler Master don't do well in the AIO arena. So when I stumbled on this and after I said in the recent review of the Fury it seems it's happening. The first report of pump noise and coil whine from a Fury X..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3TZxu9vJI



Source: MaximumPC (http://www.maximumpc.com/coil-whine-and-pump-noise-noted-on-early-production-amd-r9-fury-x-cards/?utm_content=buffer6133d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer)

I hope its just a one off amd need a win they have been behind for some time now

Feronix
02-07-15, 11:22 AM
I hope its just a one off amd need a win they have been behind for some time now

I'm afraid not
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fury+X+pump+noise

Warchild
02-07-15, 11:46 AM
I hope its just a one off amd need a win they have been behind for some time now

This has been resolved.

For those buying a fury X and are unsure. Unscrew the front plate. If you get the cooler with the green coolermaster logo, its the old faulty one. If you get the chrome logo its the new one with the pump issue fixed.

unscrewing the front plate does not ruin your warrantee

d1974
06-07-15, 02:52 PM
Samsung 850 EVO and 850 PRO 2TB SSDs Review...
A decent review over at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7239/samsung-850-evo-pro-2tb-ssds-review/index.html

Still no UK pricing as yet??

barnsley
06-07-15, 03:49 PM
The various technical issues that have plagued the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV have caused publisher Square Enix to pull the game from sale and offer refunds.

In a post over on the Square Enix forums, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida apologised for the game's poor performance on Mac, citing "insufficient communication of system requirements," and a "premature release," with the game going on sale before all its bugs were fixed.

"While the development and operations teams, as well as our entire company, were involved in this mistake, it was I who ultimately made the decision to release the Mac version under these circumstances and therefore bear sole responsibility, and I sincerely apologise to you all," wrote Yoshida.

"Although our development and QA teams tested the client on Mac hardware, because of our last minute efforts to improve performance and the possibility that system requirements might change," continued Yoshida. "However, in the chaos leading up to the multi-platform launch of our expansion, we released incorrect requirements, which were not updated prior to the Mac version’s official release...Had we provided accurate information beforehand, I know many of you would not have purchased the Mac version."

As for exactly why the Mac version has suffered from development problems, Yoshida goes on to explain in the post that FFXIV uses middleware developed by TransGaming to convert DirectX API calls into OpenGL calls that work on Mac systems. This conversion, coupled with OpenGL's comparatively poor performance compared to DirectX, is what Yoshida says caused so many problems.
tldr: we used a fork of wine and it causes a huge performance issue. big suprise.

source (http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2015/07/square-enix-blames-opengl-for-final-fantasy-14-mac-refunds/)

barnsley
07-07-15, 12:01 PM
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/11703218_10155821041010650_1872896439941631487_o.j pg
A 3D render of Alphacool's GPX for the FuryX. Coming soon.
source: Aquatuning UK facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AquatuningUK/photos/a.10150151556935650.412041.216841135649/10155821041010650/?type=1&theater)

Dicehunter
07-07-15, 12:10 PM
Nice, Always love Alphacools stuff, My favourite watercooling manufacturer :)

NeverBackDown
07-07-15, 07:16 PM
Wish I could even get a Fury X so I could put that block on it.. out of stock everywhere except on the bay but they charge over a $200 premium..

TheF34RChannel
07-07-15, 07:21 PM
Following the delay of Skylake processors, Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processors, which were originally scheduled for early 2016, reportedly will be pushed back until September 2016 for the consumer version and January 2017 for the enterprise one. With Intel's frequent adjustments in its processor roadmap, notebook ODMs are seeing vendors' request for quotation (RFQ) process being delayed by 3-6 months.

Intel is currently planning to launch its 14nm Skylake processors for desktops in August and for notebooks in the fourth quarter. Intel's Cannonlake processors, which were originally planned to directly succeed Skylake in 2016, have been postponed and Intel has inserted the 14nm Kaby Lake platform between them as a buffer.

With the enterprise version of Kaby Lake processors being postponed to 2017, most notebook brand vendors' RFQ processes, which are usually in May-July, have been delayed by 3-6 months. Dell (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/mfrList.php?mfrid=282&campaign=social/forum/textlink)'s RFQ process for its Kaby Lake-based enterprise notebooks is expected to start in January 2016.

As for the consumer version of Kaby Lake, most brand vendors' RFQ processes are expected to start between July-October 2015.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150707PD202.html

Dicehunter
07-07-15, 07:50 PM
Wish I could even get a Fury X so I could put that block on it.. out of stock everywhere except on the bay but they charge over a $200 premium..

There's one in stock at OCUK but it's going for £649.99p which comes out to $1005.88.

That's a tad bit of a urine extraction if ever I saw one considering the RRP is £509.99p.

Agost
07-07-15, 07:52 PM
IMHO these recent Alphacool GPU WBs look really ugly

Wraith
07-07-15, 09:41 PM
I'm afraid not
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fury+X+pump+noise
:eek: Youtube is full of Fury X noise vids... not just old revisions, even the new replacements are doing it. Not cool Cooler Master.

NeverBackDown
08-07-15, 12:02 AM
Ark: Survival Evolved just released a Dev Kit that supports Unreal Engine 4 along within it, Modding support. It does not provide access to the game's source code, however, it allows users to mod editable source art, maps, and blueprint classes.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/ark-survival-evolved-rolls-out-unreal-engine-4-mod-support/

d1974
08-07-15, 07:30 PM
AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 released.

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 contains the following: AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1046

Included Highlights: Visit the Features section below to learn more about the following:
Windows® 10 Technical Preview Support
Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)
Frame Rate Target Control™ (FRTC)
Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ Omega
AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support
AMD CrossFire™ Profile Enhancements for the following games:
Battlefield: Hardline Evolve ​Far Cry® 4
Lords of the Fallen Project CARS Total War: Attila
Alien: Isolation™ Assassin's Creed® Unity ​Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
FIFA 2015 GRID Autosport ​Ryse: Son of Rome
Talos Principle The Crew ​Grand Theft Auto V
Dying Light The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

http://support.amd.com/en-us

Wraith
09-07-15, 08:11 PM
Bundle *Alert*

Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly) are pretty much giving Arma II away at these prices! Grab the whole package now for as little as £2.75 :O

http://i.imgur.com/TQOzlx6.jpg

Doomslayer
10-07-15, 01:39 AM
Bundle *Alert*

Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly) are pretty much giving Arma II away at these prices! Grab the whole package now for as little as £2.75 :O

http://i.imgur.com/TQOzlx6.jpg

Is Arma worth playing i thinking about buying it.

Dicehunter
10-07-15, 01:58 AM
Is Arma worth playing i thinking about buying it.

It is if you like taking your time in a mission and simmy type of gameplay.

Personally I couldn't get into it but each to their own :)

Doomslayer
10-07-15, 02:01 AM
It is if you like taking your time in a mission and simmy type of gameplay.

Personally I couldn't get into it but each to their own :)

TBH the only reason why i'm thinking about it is cause of Humble Bundle atm :lol:

Dicehunter
10-07-15, 02:11 AM
TBH the only reason why i'm thinking about it is cause of Humble Bundle atm :lol:

It's only a fiver for all of it so it worth it :)

Doomslayer
10-07-15, 02:14 AM
It's only a fiver for all of it so it worth it :)

Yeah i know.

TBH IMO some of the Humble Bundles are a bit hit and miss.

Wraith
10-07-15, 02:37 AM
I actually really enjoy Arma II it takes me back to the original Rainbow Six days, where you had to plan your mission down to the finest detail before engaging, it's by no means a CoD style run and gun, you get hit, you're down.. wounded if your lucky and even luckier to get a medic and recover enough for more action. It's definitely a plan before you play, I'm quite adept at flying choppers which keeps me coming back for more.

barnsley
10-07-15, 08:18 AM
I've owned arma II for years. Online is also really good fun. Its a steal at that price.

Damien c
17-07-15, 09:53 AM
Looks like AMD didn't hit the revised "Loss" levels that they thought they would and actually lost more than they predicted.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/amd_q2_2015_results_bloodbath/

We were warned, but AMD's second-quarter results were still a shocking bloodbath, with revenue that missed analysts' estimates and came in even lower than the chipmaker's own revised guidance.


Last week, we were cautioned (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/06/amd_lowers_q2_guidance/) to expect AMD's revenue for the period ending on June 27 to be down 8 per cent sequentially, contrary to earlier guidance that it would be flat. The actually figure was $942m, an 8.5 per cent sequential decline and a vertiginous 34.6 per cent drop from the same period a year ago.


Not surprisingly, the company's net loss widened once again. A year ago, its quarterly loss was $36m. In this year's Q1 it lost $180m. This quarter, Q2, it managed to lose $181m, which was 403 per cent worse than last year's quarter.



Hopefully AMD can get this sorted soon as a market without AMD could be bad for all of us.

Dicehunter
17-07-15, 10:02 AM
Looks like AMD didn't hit the revised "Loss" levels that they thought they would and actually lost more than they predicted.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/amd_q2_2015_results_bloodbath/




Hopefully AMD can get this sorted soon as a market without AMD could be bad for all of us.

Doesn't surprise me, They can't even keep good stock of their Fury X.

I know so many people on forums that ended up getting a 980 Ti because of stock problems.

outwar6010
18-07-15, 11:44 AM
http://www.thermaltake.com/content.aspx?id=6181

JR23
20-07-15, 01:35 PM
LMAO, that's PC news :D - http://www.slashgear.com/new-zealand-customs-destroys-gigabyte-g1-assassin-2-mainboard-looking-for-weapon-20393600/

JR

Feronix
20-07-15, 02:47 PM
LMAO, that's PC news :D - http://www.slashgear.com/new-zealand-customs-destroys-gigabyte-g1-assassin-2-mainboard-looking-for-weapon-20393600/

JR

Lmao they could've at least asked the owner to take out the video cards? Granted taking a computer with that on the motherboard isn't the best of ideas, but he probably didn't even consider that as after a while you don't look at your system the way you did when you just built it.

In this case I really think customs are to blame for the broken parts and the guy shouldn't have to pay for a replacement himself, although he'll probably have to cause let's be honest, "they were just doing their jobs".

Would be a smooth move from Gigabyte to supply him with a new motherboard though as it's already a news story and it'll make them look good and will basically be free advertisement.

Dawelio
20-07-15, 03:15 PM
What if the GPUs in question got destroyed in the process as well then?...

NeverBackDown
21-07-15, 04:48 AM
UMC, United Microelectronics Corporation, has started to up the high volume production on AMDs TSV processes currently residing in the HBM technology on Fury and Fury X. The cause of low stock of Fiji enabled GPUs is because the TSVs connecting the layered HBM stacks is what is currently the most difficult process to fabricate.

So while HBM isn't hard to fabricate, it's the TSVs that go inside them that are. Hopefully within the next 2 months we can start to see more stock.

Source:UMC increases mass production (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/umc-enters-volume-production-for-tsv-process-used-to-enable-amds-high-performance-radeon-r9-fury-x-gpu-300115398.html)

jimma47
21-07-15, 06:07 AM
http://www.thermaltake.com/content.aspx?id=6181

Sounds like a case of one company has a bigger legal budget than the others does.. :(

Warchild
21-07-15, 07:12 AM
Doesn't surprise me, They can't even keep good stock of their Fury X.

I know so many people on forums that ended up getting a 980 Ti because of stock problems.

Maybe they couldn't afford to have surplus stock of the card ;) hurr hurr hurr



EVGA has released the 980Ti Kingpin

http://wccftech.com/evga-geforce-gtx-980-ti-kingpin-unleashed-pre-binned-acx-gm200/

It also comes with a single slot IO for those who want it. But the prices are ludicrous depending on the ASIC

80%+ $1049.99
ASIC

76%+ $999.99
ASIC

74%+ $899.99
ASIC

72%+ $849.99
ASIC

MadShadow
21-07-15, 09:51 AM
Sounds like a case of one company has a bigger legal budget than the others does.. :(

Exactly my thoughts. I'm sure Caselabs was bullied into an apology...

Damien c
22-07-15, 11:23 AM
Looks like the Xbox One may soon have Keyboard & Mouse support for games.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2015/07/22/xbox-one-keyboard-mouse-support/1

In a discussion on Twitter regarding the possibility of streaming from a Windows 10 machine to the Xbox One, rather than the other way around, Spencer explained (https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/623516307137269760) 'Yep, keyboard and mouse support for Xbox would need to be there for this to work, [but] those aren't far away.'
My thoughts are as commented on the Bit-Tech article.

About time, I have tried multiple adaptors and none of them work properly for me on the Xbox One due to most games having a "turn speed limit" built in to them.

I would love to be able to play the likes of COD, Destiny and many others with the K&M but I honestly doubt that it will be implemented in those games because of the controllers inability to respond as quickly, as mouse or keyboard.

Just to add though, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One both already have keyboard support and I believe mouse support but, I believe that it is up to the developers to add the support within the games, since Microsoft do not ban people for using the likes of the Xim adaptor but they say that developers can if they wish, and Microsoft will not support the adaptors or warranty of the console if the adaptor is believed to have caused the issue.

No written information on that, that I could find but I remember being told that over the phone by Xbox support.

MadShadow
22-07-15, 11:29 AM
How long untill consoles are using regular PC components? :P

Doomslayer
22-07-15, 01:01 PM
TBH IMO this doesn't make any sense to me why do you need Keyboard & Mouse for a console, If your going to do that you might as well use a PC.

Warchild
22-07-15, 01:27 PM
TBH IMO this doesn't make any sense to me why do you need Keyboard & Mouse for a console, If your going to do that you might as well use a PC.

Because consoles are cheaper ;)

Doomslayer
22-07-15, 01:41 PM
Because consoles are cheaper ;)

True, But it still doesn't make any sense to me

Damien c
22-07-15, 01:47 PM
TBH IMO this doesn't make any sense to me why do you need Keyboard & Mouse for a console, If your going to do that you might as well use a PC.

Some people don't like using a computer for gaming or won't use a keyboard and mouse because they cannot get use to them.

Personally for multiplayer in terms of COD and the likes I cannot use the controller, but for single player games I can which is weird but it's just the way it is.

I know a few people that would rather play on consoles but don't because of the lack of K&M support in games like COD.

Quite a few of my friends only play games on consoles so if I want to game with them, I have to use a controller but I would rather use a K&M.

The other advantage to console gaming is generally the games run alot better due to consoles having pretty much the same hardware in them, only real difference is the ram in the current ones afaik.

Because consoles are cheaper ;)

Consoles are not always cheaper especially in the general lifetime of one unless you get extremely lucky.

Xbox Ones are around £300, then you have around £40 a year for Xbox Live if you don't end up getting it cheap, then you have around £40 to £60 per game.

On the pc yes there is more expense initially but with the likes of Steam sales and cheap cd key sites, it still works out more expensive but on the pc you can also do more than just game so you can make extra money using your pc, where as consoles can basically just game and that's it, so on the pc you can make quite a chunk of your money back for the initial investment, and then to also cover upgrades.

Doomslayer
22-07-15, 01:49 PM
Some people don't like using a computer for gaming or won't use a keyboard and mouse because they cannot get use to them.

Personally for multiplayer in terms of COD and the likes I cannot use the controller, but for single player games I can which is weird but it's just the way it is.

I know a few people that would rather play on consoles but don't because of the lack of K&M support in games like COD.

Quite a few of my friends only play games on consoles so if I want to game with them, I have to use a controller but I would rather use a K&M.

The other advantage to console gaming is generally the games run alot better due to consoles having pretty much the same hardware in them, only real difference is the ram in the current ones afaik.

Well to me it's still pointless to have Keyboard and Mouse for consoles ^_^

barnsley
22-07-15, 01:52 PM
Well to me it's still pointless to have Keyboard and Mouse for consoles ^_^

You'd get a huge edge in FPS games. mice are much more accurate compared to controllers.

Doomslayer
22-07-15, 01:56 PM
You'd get a huge edge in FPS games. mice are much more accurate compared to controllers.

It's just my opinion not going to change that, i will always think consoles for controllers not keyboard & mouse.

Maybe i'm just to much apart of "The PC Master Race" i know some people don't like hearing that, You can do so much more on PC's.

Thelosouvlakia
27-07-15, 06:16 PM
Well Win10 updates might be obligatory, but microsoft apparently has a tool for you to hide un-wanted updates.
http://www.techworm.net/2015/07/microsoft-releases-tool-to-hide-or-block-unwanted-windows-10-updates.html

Warchild
28-07-15, 09:53 AM
Well Win10 updates might be obligatory, but microsoft apparently has a tool for you to hide un-wanted updates.
http://www.techworm.net/2015/07/microsoft-releases-tool-to-hide-or-block-unwanted-windows-10-updates.html

apparently Win 10 is screwing up multimonitor setups and sli for nvidia users. its installing drivers twice per card and doubles up. Its also auto updating the drivers if users try rolling back to get their additional monitors working again. Oopsie.

Damien c
28-07-15, 10:08 AM
apparently Win 10 is screwing up multimonitor setups and sli for nvidia users. its installing drivers twice per card and doubles up. Its also auto updating the drivers if users try rolling back to get their additional monitors working again. Oopsie.


My dad had a issue with running SLI on Windows 10 but he found that if he set one card in the Nvidia control panel as dedicated for PhysX, then he had no issues and the multi monitor setup has been running with no issues.

He is running the 353.62 drivers now and has not had to set one card as a dedicated PhysX card since installing them though.

He is running GTX680 SLI as well.

barnsley
28-07-15, 10:09 AM
It's just my opinion not going to change that, i will always think consoles for controllers not keyboard & mouse.

Maybe i'm just to much apart of "The PC Master Race" i know some people don't like hearing that, You can do so much more on PC's.

True but when playing a game you've got much more accuracy with a mouse and keyboard compared to a controller (hence why console games have aim assist).

NeverBackDown
29-07-15, 04:36 AM
Well Win10 updates might be obligatory, but microsoft apparently has a tool for you to hide un-wanted updates.
http://www.techworm.net/2015/07/microsoft-releases-tool-to-hide-or-block-unwanted-windows-10-updates.html

It's automatically installed if you don't have either a Pro version or Enterprise version

JR23
05-08-15, 12:47 PM
Meh who cares about Z170 anyway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYhlmUd9Xoc

JR

Dicehunter
05-08-15, 01:01 PM
Meh who cares about Z170 anyway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYhlmUd9Xoc

JR

I'm waiting for Kabylake personally OR depending on if AMD's Zen is any good I might get that :)

JR23
05-08-15, 01:08 PM
I'm waiting for Kabylake personally OR depending on if AMD's Zen is any good I might get that :)

Doesn't even matter though, may as well stick to Sandy for nearly everything.

JR

Greenback
05-08-15, 04:10 PM
Doesn't even matter though, may as well stick to Sandy for nearly everything.

JR

Got to wonder how many sales Intel have lost because they made sandy so good

Tolemac
05-08-15, 04:17 PM
I'm waiting to see how Zen pans out until then it makes no economic sense for me to upgrade and my best upgrade was the Vapor X the only complaint I heard about them was about the memory leds flashing

JR23
05-08-15, 04:25 PM
Got to wonder how many sales Intel have lost because they made sandy so good

I think they change sockets so often just to make it difficult for everyone to keep sandy CPU's :D.

JR

Greenback
05-08-15, 04:32 PM
I think they change sockets so often just to make it difficult for everyone to keep sandy CPU's :D.

JR


I also wonder if that is part of AMD's problem they keep the same socket for so long there is little room for improvement

JR23
05-08-15, 06:24 PM
I also wonder if that is part of AMD's problem they keep the same socket for so long there is little room for improvement

The lack of new and exciting motherboards is undoubtedly holding back their sales. I would happily run AMD CPU's if they had some pretty motherboards as it isn't as if the performance is insufficient.

JR

Feronix
05-08-15, 06:33 PM
The lack of new and exciting motherboards is undoubtedly holding back their sales. I would happily run AMD CPU's if they had some pretty motherboards as it isn't as if the performance is insufficient.

JR

Actually price to performance is unbeatable on chips like the 860k and 8320E but yeah, half the boards don't even support things like PCI-E Gen 3.0, let alone USB Type C, M.2, mSata, and my guess is that DDR4 memory will take its time to appear as well, if it does.

And obviously you're missing out on the MSI RGB Gaming M Dragon Xpower Killer Godlike OC Nightblade XTREME Audio more RGB and Titanium features

Greenback
05-08-15, 06:39 PM
Actually price to performance is unbeatable on chips like the 860k and 8320E but yeah, half the boards don't even support things like PCI-E Gen 3.0, let alone USB Type C, M.2, mSata, and my guess is that DDR4 memory will take its time to appear as well, if it does.

And obviously you're missing out on the MSI RGB Gaming M Dragon Xpower Killer Godlike OC Nightblade XTREME Audio more RGB and Titanium features


lol just lol

JR23
05-08-15, 06:42 PM
Actually price to M performance is unbeatable on M chips like the 860kM and 8320EM but yeah, half the boards don't even support things like PCI-E Gen 3.0M, let alone MUSB Type C, M.2M, MmSata, and my guess is that DDR4M memory will take its time to Mappear as well, if it Mdoes.

And obviously you're missing out on the MMSI RGB Gaming MMMMMMM Dragon XMpower M Killer Godlike OCM Nightblade XTREMMME Audio Mmore RGB and TitaniumM featuresM

M

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http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/f/2013/152/9/2/mmmkay_by_mabelpines2001-d67hknp.jpg

JR

Damien c
05-08-15, 07:34 PM
Actually price to performance is unbeatable on chips like the 860k and 8320E but yeah, half the boards don't even support things like PCI-E Gen 3.0, let alone USB Type C, M.2, mSata, and my guess is that DDR4 memory will take its time to appear as well, if it does.

And obviously you're missing out on the MSI RGB Gaming M Dragon Xpower Killer Godlike OC Nightblade XTREME Audio more RGB and Titanium features


No your missing the "Super 360 Elite No Scope Ultimate Edition"

NeverBackDown
06-08-15, 01:50 AM
Elite Dangerous is getting Planetary Landings DLC, Horizons, by end of 2015!

What's amazing about this? No transitions! Meaning no loading screens, go from space to planet levels seamlessly. Will be using a new Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV) ‘Scarab' to traverse the planets. Scanning worlds will reveal all-new surface gameplay opportunities as players detect signals, crashed ships, mineral deposits, outposts and fortresses, and embark on raids on the surface. Playing alone, or with friends on the ground and in the skies above, players can explore, mine, engage hostile forces and attempt to infiltrate strongholds guarding valuable rewards.

Sources:http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/08/elite-dangerous-to-add-planetary-landings-and-more-with-horizons-expansion/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4sAe16UTDg

jimma47
06-08-15, 02:35 AM
Elite Dangerous is getting Planetary Landings DLC, Horizons, by end of 2015!



Very keen for this. Some people are complaining about the cost but the way I see it is that it's almost like a whole new game is being added on. Well worth it. Plus you get a new ship (Cobra Mk IV) on top.

When you put it into an hourly rate it's so cheap. Same as people who say why do you spend $800 on a GPU? Over a couple of years it's like a dollar a day. Absolute bargain.

Not sure how much exploring I'll end up doing but dogfights going from space transitioning into atmospheric will be awesome. I wonder if some of the more aerodynamic style ships will have performance bonuses for pitch/roll etc?

NeverBackDown
06-08-15, 03:29 AM
Very keen for this. Some people are complaining about the cost but the way I see it is that it's almost like a whole new game is being added on. Well worth it. Plus you get a new ship (Cobra Mk IV) on top.

When you put it into an hourly rate it's so cheap. Same as people who say why do you spend $800 on a GPU? Over a couple of years it's like a dollar a day. Absolute bargain.

Not sure how much exploring I'll end up doing but dogfights going from space transitioning into atmospheric will be awesome. I wonder if some of the more aerodynamic style ships will have performance bonuses for pitch/roll etc?

Considering how large the ships are when actually in an atmosphere, roles will probably limited. I don't see the price as an issue.. I'm a Lifetime Pass holder so for the next 10 years I get everything they release for free:D

jimma47
06-08-15, 06:47 AM
Considering how large the ships are when actually in an atmosphere, roles will probably limited. I don't see the price as an issue.. I'm a Lifetime Pass holder so for the next 10 years I get everything they release for free:D

Very nice. $159 US for lifetime or $60.00 for the expansion. Tempting! Wonder what else they have in store for us. Capital ships? Thargoids?
Now I just need a chair like ThereIsOnlyOne is building. And the skills to build it...

NeverBackDown
06-08-15, 07:03 AM
Very nice. $159 US for lifetime or $60.00 for the expansion. Tempting! Wonder what else they have in store for us. Capital ships? Thargoids?
Now I just need a chair like ThereIsOnlyOne is building. And the skills to build it...

I just got the lifetime during the first few days of closed beta. It was much cheaper back then. Now the lifetime pass is $195.. I got the game and pass for $125

Damien c
07-08-15, 06:33 AM
A software developer has released a pair of tools, CUInfo and AtomTool, which together are claimed to allow at least some Radeon R9 Fury cards to unlock deactivated compute units to boost performance to equal the R9 Fury X.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2015/08/06/radeon-r9-fury-unlock-tool/1

Might work for some but not all Fury cards, and as always it's a risk that you have to choose to take as it could kill your card or at minimum cause you to loose a bios until you manage to flash it back if you can.

NeverBackDown
07-08-15, 06:59 AM
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2015/08/06/radeon-r9-fury-unlock-tool/1

Might work for some but not all Fury cards, and as always it's a risk that you have to choose to take as it could kill your card or at minimum cause you to loose a bios until you manage to flash it back if you can.

makes it even harder for me to not go out and buy the Fury!

Damien c
07-08-15, 07:13 AM
makes it even harder for me to not go out and buy the Fury!


I must admit it's one of the things I like about AMD, since they seem to lock out stuff via a bios setting rather than a hardware lockout like nVidia and Intel do.

NeverBackDown
08-08-15, 01:19 AM
I must admit it's one of the things I like about AMD, since they seem to lock out stuff via a bios setting rather than a hardware lockout like nVidia and Intel do.

Probably easier and cheaper to do which is why they do it

joca94
15-08-15, 05:45 PM
Samsung unveils massive 16TB SSD with 3D NAND

NeverBackDown
25-08-15, 12:12 AM
Intel has released a new official motherboard form factor. Smaller than ITX yet bigger than their NUC's called 5x5. 29% smaller than ITX comes in at 147x140mm (5.5x5.8 inches) which makes it the smallest form factor with a socket on the market. Supports the LGA socket, from Celeron to Core I7 with a max TDP of 65watts, more specs are listed below. The one thing gamers need to pay attention to is that it DOES NOT support PCI. Only iGPU's can be used. This is one reason many people believe it will be more for OEMs than consumers for future SFF builds.

http://0cb8dd5d2dc142d08f0f-eb3b436d25971e5860b39e72b0600342.r94.cf1.rackcdn.c om/images/EiFNThYbcFO0.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg

Source:PC Gamer (http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-debuts-tiny-5x5-motherboard-form-factor-smaller-than-mini-itx/)

jimma47
25-08-15, 01:14 AM
http://0cb8dd5d2dc142d08f0f-eb3b436d25971e5860b39e72b0600342.r94.cf1.rackcdn.c om/images/EiFNThYbcFO0.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg

Source:PC Gamer (http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-debuts-tiny-5x5-motherboard-form-factor-smaller-than-mini-itx/)

5x5

Always reminds me of Aliens. 'In the Pipe. 5x5'

Doomslayer
25-08-15, 02:10 AM
Intel has released a new official motherboard form factor. Smaller than ITX yet bigger than their NUC's called 5x5. 29% smaller than ITX comes in at 147x140mm (5.5x5.8 inches) which makes it the smallest form factor with a socket on the market. Supports the LGA socket, from Celeron to Core I7 with a max TDP of 65watts, more specs are listed below. The one thing gamers need to pay attention to is that it DOES NOT support PCI. Only iGPU's can be used. This is one reason many people believe it will be more for OEMs than consumers for future SFF builds.

http://0cb8dd5d2dc142d08f0f-eb3b436d25971e5860b39e72b0600342.r94.cf1.rackcdn.c om/images/EiFNThYbcFO0.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg

Source:PC Gamer (http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-debuts-tiny-5x5-motherboard-form-factor-smaller-than-mini-itx/)

I thought intel was out of the Motherboard business

NeverBackDown
25-08-15, 02:38 AM
I thought intel was out of the Motherboard business

It's not a consumer product. It's basically a prototype for manufactures to see and follow. Basically an example of what it would look like.

Doomslayer
25-08-15, 02:39 AM
It's not a consumer product. It's basically a prototype for manufactures to see and follow. Basically an example of what it would look like.

Yep that makes sense

NeverBackDown
26-08-15, 06:51 PM
The Witches 3 has sold 6 Million copies in 6 Weeks. On top of 1Million activations on GOG. In addition, the game had a 53Million Pound Budget, it ended up making a profit of 41Million Pounds.

http://gametral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Witcher-3.jpg

Source: Eurogamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-08-26-the-witcher-3-sells-6m-copies-in-six-weeks)

Warchild
28-08-15, 10:02 AM
My Favourite beat em up of all (Killer Instinct) will soon be available for windows PC. As long as you own the game on XBOne It will be available via cross over

http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/16/8793887/killer-instinct-pc-xbox-one-cross-play

I have poured hours already into this beauty,

Hopefully it will be a smoother experience because the crappy 30fps that IRONGATE (yes, the screwups from Batman AK) have set does cause a performance hit for something that is meant to be all about constant fluid combo attacks.

Feronix
03-09-15, 08:22 AM
No time to write a full on post, but Lenovo has introduced new gaming desktops, a laptop and peripherals and I figured Barnsley would be happy about this ;)

http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/2000672343.jpeg

Doomslayer
03-09-15, 08:30 AM
No time to write a full on post, but Lenovo has introduced new gaming desktops, a laptop and peripherals and I figured Barnsley would be happy about this ;)

http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/2000672343.jpeg

I don't like them sorry

When i'm looking at the photo i just went Meh :lol:

Feronix
03-09-15, 08:49 AM
I don't like them sorry

When i'm looking at the photo i just went Meh :lol:

I do like that they've added an actual window! I've not seen that on many pre-builts before. Also by the looks of it, they are using proper CPU heatsinks instead of the stock Intel coolers most manufacturers seem to use. So definitely bonus points to Lenovo on these.

barnsley
03-09-15, 08:58 AM
No time to write a full on post, but Lenovo has introduced new gaming desktops, a laptop and peripherals and I figured Barnsley would be happy about this ;)

Not a think product therefore its not a cool lenovo product :cool: Its a step up from their previous products though. That mesh is a brave choice by them. I guess they'll be gunning for ASUS/Alienware now.

Quite interested to see their gaming keyboard though. Not every big PC manufacturer is selling their own branded mechanical keyboards. even if it is just a rebranded oem product

AlienALX
04-09-15, 11:09 AM
More than Fallout 3 and Skyrim put together..

https://twitter.com/BethesdaStudios/status/639485780805578752/photo/1


:o

Warchild
04-09-15, 11:35 AM
More than Fallout 3 and Skyrim put together..

https://twitter.com/BethesdaStudios/status/639485780805578752/photo/1


:o

Well... SWTOR had 26gb of voice but still failed miserably ;)

If this is anything like Fall out 3 however, they are instantly on to a winner. I need to finally finish that.

AlienALX
04-09-15, 11:42 AM
Well I kind of knew it was content that takes the time but this has shocked me. This is pre DLC too, of which there will likely be many.

NeverBackDown
09-09-15, 06:47 PM
AMD Forms Radeon Technologies Group lead by one of the best graphic engineers in the world, Raja Koduri. This newly formed group is dedicated to Graphics Growth in the dedicated GPU market, console markets, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, semi-custom chips (such as consoles or other products) and professional GPU compute products. Koduri is probably AMDs best chance at getting back into being a big player. He was responsible for introducing AMDs(and the markets) first DX9 capable GPU. He was also responsible for bringing the Fury Nano to market under his own innovation. Under Steve Jobs, as director of graphics architecture, was a key part into making and bringing the Retina Display into market. He is being billed as Chief Architect and is only reporting directly to AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su.

Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2015/09/09/amd-forms-radeon-technologies-group-taps-raja-koduri-to-lead-team-dedicated-to-graphics-growth/

Amazing they were able to get him back. Making a dedicated group for Graphics IP is also a smart business move. It should separate the divisions of CPU and GPU teams better and give each one a more clear focus on the future along with managing resources better. This combined with the rumored Silver Lake Firm investing upto 20% into AMD should give this team the added funding to grow and get things out faster.

jimma47
09-09-15, 11:31 PM
AMD Forms Radeon Technologies Group lead by one of the best graphic engineers in the world, Raja Koduri...(snip)

Good to see some positive steps. Wonder if they're going to look at restructuring/selling off part of the business and keeping focus say on GPU's?

Interesting times at AMD.

TPC
10-09-15, 03:41 PM
https://static1.caseking.de/media/image/thumbnail/fsd8-014_fsd8_014_1g_800x800.jpg
https://static1.caseking.de/media/image/thumbnail/fsd8-014_fsd8_014_5g_800x800.jpg

Caseking have just stocked this, a retention bracket for delidded CPU's "for the best performance possible"

https://www.caseking.de/en/der8auer-haswell-skylake-oc-frame-fsd8-014.html

Dicehunter
10-09-15, 03:45 PM
Caseking have just stocked this, a retention bracket for delidded CPU's "for the best performance possible"

https://www.caseking.de/en/der8auer-haswell-skylake-oc-frame-fsd8-014.html

I know it will probably never happen but it would be cool if Intel and AMD would attach the IHS with some type of latch so people could easily swap out the TIM and do things like this.

SuB
10-09-15, 03:56 PM
https://static1.caseking.de/media/image/thumbnail/fsd8-014_fsd8_014_1g_800x800.jpg
https://static1.caseking.de/media/image/thumbnail/fsd8-014_fsd8_014_5g_800x800.jpg

Caseking have just stocked this, a retention bracket for delidded CPU's "for the best performance possible"

https://www.caseking.de/en/der8auer-haswell-skylake-oc-frame-fsd8-014.html

will that act as a shim so you can't crush the core?

TPC
10-09-15, 04:02 PM
From the product description:

"The outer edge of the der8auer OC frames is only about 0.1 mm below the silicon chip itself, whereby the latter is effectively protected against the tilting of the CPU cooler and thus protected from damage."

barnsley
10-09-15, 07:51 PM
I know it will probably never happen but it would be cool if Intel and AMD would attach the IHS with some type of latch so people could easily swap out the TIM and do things like this.

IIRC AMD solder their cpus.

Feronix
10-09-15, 08:04 PM
IIRC AMD solder their cpus.

Even then that'd be a horrible idea warranty wise cause people are just going to take it off not knowing what they're doing and attach a cooler on the bare CPU die without any aftermarket bracket or something.

Dicehunter
10-09-15, 08:51 PM
Even then that'd be a horrible idea warranty wise cause people are just going to take it off not knowing what they're doing and attach a cooler on the bare CPU die without any aftermarket bracket or something.

Obviously it would only be on special "OC" models :p

Excalabur50
11-09-15, 12:46 PM
For those interested Office 2016 will be available for Windows PC's 22 September 2015

NeverBackDown
13-09-15, 06:50 AM
AMDs stock has skyrocketed up(still hardly anything though considering it's trading at only $2 after the rise) on multiple rumors that Micorsoft is "Seriously Considering" about buying AMD. Also most surprisingly, Intel is also considering buying out AMD, and no Intel are no longer a monopoly, it would not be declined by the FTC. It's only a matter of IF AMD decide to sell. These reports are coming in after a few months back it was rumored MS and Samsung were interested in buying them out. Samsung currently is completely out of the rumored potential buyers list.

All this has gained momentum as AMD recently split their GPU Division into a sub division, Radeon Technologies Group, lead by the extremely talented Raja Koduri. Many experts and obviously investors, believe this is a pre-signal that AMD are readying themselves for an acquisition by another company.
Source:http://www.mercurynews.com/60-second-business-break/ci_28797429/biz-break-xxxxxx

I think MS would be the one more likely to buy out AMD. It would give them virtually 100% access to developing/designing there future consoles and get on board with AMDs technology and there involvements with software production such as OpenCL and HSA which could potentially make it's way into consoles but better Windows OS support as well. Also I believe they are more likely as Intel only has about $14.5Billion in cash while MS has nearly $100Billion in cash, meaning they would easily outbid Intel. Either way, giving them support with that Cash Infusion would mean they have far more to work with and could potentially revive the company back to it's glory days. Also finally get some more Driver devs and knock out driver updates more frequently!:p

TPC
13-09-15, 09:11 AM
It could still not happen because of the fear of a monopoly and then someone in the government declines the buy from MS

NeverBackDown
14-09-15, 12:43 AM
It could still not happen because of the fear of a monopoly and then someone in the government declines the buy from MS

MS buying AMD wouldn't make a monopoly whatsoever. Same with Intel. Intel now competes with ARM, Samsung, Qualcom, and with the soon to be released IPad Pro, Apple as well. No one person makes a decision on the approval, it goes through the Senate(for really major buys) and FTC and whatever else they have now a days.

Excalabur50
14-09-15, 09:03 AM
STAR WARS THEME PARKS ANNOUNCED!
Work on the two Star Wars theme parks in California and Florida is due to begin in 2016, Disney bosses have announced.
The areas will be the largest single-themed expansions in the company's history, according to Thomas Staggs, chief operating officer of Walt Disney Co.
The five-hectare parks will form part of the existing Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.
Fans of the sci-fi film franchise will be able to live out their Star Wars dreams as they fly the Millennium Falcon, visit a Star Wars cantina, and meet characters from the movies in the "immersive experience".
Disney chairman and chief executive Robert Iger has not revealed when the parks will be ready to open, but insists the new collaboration between Disney Parks and Star Wars will be "jaw-dropping".
He adds, "These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance."
The next installment of the sci-fi saga, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, starring Harrison Ford, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac, is due for release on 18 December.
Courtesy WENN Windows 10 News