Overwatch All Access Open Beta Coming Up May 5-9

Blizzard Entertainment’s hotly anticipated team-based hero shooter, Overwatch, is about to have its final public beta session before the game launches on May 24. All gameplay regions and all platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) can access the open beta at the same time which starts on May 4 or May 5 depending on …more

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NVIDIA Pascal GP104 Using GDDR5X Memory For GeForce GTX 1080?

New pictures of the NVIFIA GP104 “Pascal” GPU have surfaced and this time they show the ASIC surrounded by the latest GDDR5X memory chips! The GP104 GPU shown in the photos posted by WCCFech last week show ASIC code ‘GP104-400-A1’ and it is surrounded by eight Micron GDDR5X memory chips. It is now believed that …more


Rocket League Having Free Steam Weekend until April 25

The sleeper hit car soccer video game Rocket League is free to play to all Steam users this weekend. Rocket League is fun to watch and straightforward to pick up since the core gameplay is soccer (or football if you don’t live in the United States) and the free weekend is an opportunity to try …more

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Zotac Releases PCIe x1 Slot Graphics Card – GeForce GT 710 1GB PCIE x 1

Have you been looking high and low for an NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 graphics card that needs just an open PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot to operate? The wait is finally over those waiting for such a card. Zotac has released a GeForce GTX 710 1GB PCIE x1 model (Part number ZT-71304-20L) for those looking for better …more

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Intel Readies For Post-PC Era With 12,000 Job Layoffs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sent out an e-mail yesterday to employees announced a major restructuring for the post-PC era would be starting.  Intel plans on cutting up to 11% of its workforce, or 12,000 jobs, through mid-2017, to “speed its transition to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.” It was also noted that …more

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NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Runs Four 4K Displays And Runs $450

NVIDIA has released the budget friendly Quadro M2000 4GB GDDR5 workstation graphics card. This Maxwell based card is the little brother to the Quadro M6000 24GB GDDR5, but it still packs a mean little punch and is capable of running popular business software like CAD, Solidworks and 3DS Max.  This is because it has 768 CUDA cores based …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal Video Card Pictured?

Could the image below be the final design for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card fan shroud? Weeks ago we posted up news and images of a freshly machined GPU cooler fan shroud and this appears to be the final version. We think the design looks pretty nice and it has an edgy look to …more

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Intel Optane Demo Shows 2GB/s File Transfers At IDF Shenzhen

This week at IDF Shenzhen, Rob Crooke, Intel vice president for the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), joined Ian Yang, president of Intel China, on stage to talk about Intel’s advances in storage memory, including 3D NAND and Intel Optane technology using 3D XPoint non-volatile memory media. Intel has uploaded more than an hour of content …more


USB Type C Specification Update to Protect Against Substandard Cables

In light of concerns of non-compliant USB Type-C cables, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the new USB Type-C Authentication specification to allow devices to confirm the authenticity of a cable. This update bundles together hardware descriptors, certifications, and developer specifications to protect against non-compliant USB Type C cables and devices. Not only are …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Pascal To Launch At Computex 2016?

Digitimes is reporting that they believe NVIDIA will be releasing Pascal-based graphics cards at Computex 2016! They also believe that third party board makers (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA and others) will begin mass shipping those Pascal GPU powered cards in July 2016. They also believe that NVIDIA is clearing out the current inventory of Maxwell-based video …more


Battleborn Open Beta Live for PS4 This Weekend, All Other Platforms Start Wednesday April 13

Gearbox Software and 2K Games, together known for the Borderlands series, is set to begin the free open beta process for their upcoming first-person hero shooter Battleborn. PlayStation 4 players will have first access to the open beta today April 8 starting at 10am PST (5pm UTC.) The open beta for PC and Xbox One …more

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Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Trailer Released

The official trailer for the second game add-on (DLC) for Fallout 4 has been released ahead of its official roll out on April 12th, 2016! The latest DLC is called Wasteland Workshop and you get to design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow …more

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NVIDIA GP100 Pascal GPU Announced – 15 Billion Transistors, 21 FP16 TFLOPS, HBM2, 16nm FinFET

NVIDIA has unveiled the Tesla P100 datacenter GPU that utilized the companies new flagship GP100 Pascal GPU. NVIDIA said that the GP100 GPU measures in at 610mm2 and features 15.3 billion transistors. This makes it the largest GPU that NVIDIA has ever made despite the fact that it is built using the 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. It …more

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NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2016 Highlights

The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference is being held this week and one of the most interesting parts of the show is seeing the keynote presentation by Jen-Hsun Huang by CEO & Co-Founder of NVIDIA. We’ve waited for this day to come for months as NVIDIA is expected to debut and demo their upcoming next-generation GPU …more