NEWS 16 Jun 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Intel Kaby Lake X & Skylake X – More Cores for Desktop…

Intel has announced their latest line-up of high performance desktop CPUs, ranging from 4 to 18 cores, and all of them use Intel’s X299 platform and LGA2066 socket, but there is a lot of variety in their specifications. At the lower end of the core scale, there are Kaby Lake X based quad-core i5-7640X and…
NEWS 20 May 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Standalone VR Headsets and Experimental Displays

This week at the I/O conference, Google presented a new version of their Daydream VR platform. In addition to the original Daydream that uses a smartphone for display and processing, there will be fully standalone wireless VR headsets. Google advertises their new 'WorldSense' technology will add positional tracking to these standalone headsets without any external sensors. The…
ARTICLES 08 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

When Valve Got Steamy in the Living Room

Having been available for a year and half, following the November 2015 launch, now seems like a good time to reflect on Valve's invasion of the living room. Granted, in my case, my PC is already in the living room and hooked up to my TV, so I've been making use of the latter mostly…
NEWS 01 Mar 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Announces The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

As soon as Nvidia has announced their latest, Pascal based Titan X, gamer's were expecting to see a similar performance in a more affordable GTX 1080 Ti. This wait is ending soon, as Nvidia has finally announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, to be released next week. In terms of specifications, GTX 1080 Ti is very…
ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Mar 2017­ by Nail Garejev

AMD’s GDC Event – Very Little About Vega

Many people have expected AMD to finally announce their high performance Vega GPUs at Game Developers Conference. It seems that Nvidia expected that as well, announcing the GTX 1080 Ti the same day. Unfortunately, there was little information about Vega. We now know, that new cards will be released under the name Radeon RX Vega,…
NEWS 22 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

AMD Ryzen CPUs Available for Pre-Orders

Since Intel’s introduction of Core 2 CPUs, back in 2006, they have been keeping a serious single core performance advantage over AMD’s offerings. Even with the very slow performance gains during last several generations, Intel’s quad core CPUs were far enough ahead to outperform AMD’s best Bulldozer and Excavator CPUs in most scenarios. While games…
ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Nov 2016­ by Jordan Fong

Wireless VR? We’re Moving Forward Into the Future!

The Vive, one of two front runners for the s̶p̶a̶c̶e̶ virtual reality race, has just stepped up its game. After starting a production initiative only months ago, the Chinese company TPCast has pushed the HTC Vive mobility to the next level, and is now wireless. Starting yesterday 7AM PST, pre-orders for the wireless unit go…
NEWS 23 Aug 2016­ by Kyle Johnson

PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 Adapter Announced

Have you ever looked at the library of PS3 games and thought to yourself, “Man, I’d love a chance to check out the Uncharted games, but I don’t own a PlayStation?” Well, you’re in luck, because today Sony confirmed rumors that soon, people will be able to stream PS3 games not only to their PS4,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Aug 2016­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Releases GeForce GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080 for Laptops

While release of 14/16 nm GPUs has brought new performance records for desktops, the improved efficiency is extremely important for laptops. In a tighter, thermally and power-restricted environment it is less appealing to have a large hot chip with heavy cooling. Until this week, Nvidia’s most powerful laptop GPUs were cut down GTX 970M, 980M,…
NEWS 08 Aug 2016­ by Jordan Fong

Viveport? Yes! More VR Peripherals? Please

Greetings again, welcome back to another segment I like to call “VR News, Is There Any? There Is? Let’s Write About It.” It’s been a little while since there’s been any big news when it comes to the Vive, but of course that’s why I’m here, isn’t it. A few days ago at an expo…
ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Aug 2016­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) First Benchmarks

Nvidia has released their latest Nvidia Titan X graphics card and together with its release, there are independent benchmarks and more details about the card’s capabilities. While named in a confusing way, similar to GeForce GTX Titan X (Maxwell), the new Titan X drops GeForce name, but is often referred as Titan X (Pascal) or…
NEWS 23 Jul 2016­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Titan X Announced – Bigger Pascal

Nvidia has started their 16nm GPU generation with a big GP100 GPU intended for the high performance computing. While first Pascal based gaming cards used a considerably smaller GP104 GPU, everybody has expected a new Titan card to come eventually. It has arrived early this time around. Nvidia’s latest flagship is named Nvidia Titan X,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Jul 2016­ by Nail Garejev

GeForce GTX 1060 Announced

Hot on the heels of AMD Radeon RX 480 release, Nvidia has announced their competitor in the same general price and performance category – GeForce GTX 1060. GTX 1060 is based on GP106 GPU, which is essentially half of the larger GP104 (used in GTX 1070 and 1080). As clocks are similar to its larger…
ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Jul 2016­ by Nail Garejev

AMD Radeon RX 480 Launch

AMD has announced their first 14 nm based Graphics card a month ago. While Nvidia have started the new gaming GPU generation with their big guns (not the biggest, however), AMD aimed for the popular range around $200 with Radeon RX 480. It is time to see how well Red Team’s newest card performs in…