Building a super-computer isn’t half as easy as it sounds. While capes and masks haven’t worked on previous account, here’s an assured way to beef up your workstation and make give it enough punch to make everything else look diminutive and insignificant. Created with the thunders from Greek Gods and lava from the hottest regions of hades, Nvidia unleashed GeForce GTX Titan Z just a short while ago. This graphic card is the demigod of them all, complete with 5,760 CUDA cores, 12GB GDDR5 VRAM and a price tag high enough to make Olympus shudder, $2,999!
Gamers ahoy! We bring good tidings to your gaming rig! One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of gaming hardware and solutions, MSI, has recently announced a complete lineup topped with XSplit Gamecaster by SplitmediaLabs! For those without the knowhow, XSplit Gamecaster is a popular free streaming and recording software that makes live streaming a breeze for gamers. The XSplit Gamecaster application will come with MSI’s latest GP Dominator, GS Stealth, GE Apache and GP Leopard gaming notebooks.
In a digital world that’s ever-exploding with fresh and new content, saving all of this on a personal computer, a laptop or other portable devices can get quite difficult, due to space crunches. That’s where Seagate’s newest brainchild proves handy. The manufacturer has unveiled the second generation of its sleek external storage lineup, Seagate Backup Plus Slim. The external hard drives come with a svelte compact design and superspeed USB 3.0 interface, making them the best tool to store photos, videos and other files from all your digital devices.
Nope, an Alienware laptop isn’t your only option to a world of non-lagging gaming. ASUS Republic of Gamers jumped ahead of many of its peers in the world of computing with its latest releases, the G750JZ, G750JM and G750JS gaming notebooks. These sleek and extremely high-powered G-Series gamer-centric notebooks are crafted keeping a gamer’s needs in mind. The notebooks pack a 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700 processor and swanky NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 800M Series GPUs. To top it all, the new G750 series notebooks also come with exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology.
The popular Samsung Chromebook line now has yet another addition that’s sleek and suave and promises to help you get all your work done on time, while making a fashion statement! The new Chromebook 2 Series will be made available in 11.6- and 13.3-inch configurations and will pack Exynos 5 Octa processors. The Chromebook 2 Series will also boast8.5 hours of battery life on a full charge and displays crafted to take your breath away.
Asus users are in for a treat, particularly those using the 8 Series motherboards. The company has recently announced a quick and simple update that will enable users to enjoy support for the new 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors. A simple UEFI BIOS update is required for these 8 series motherboards to support the swanky new processors and the motherboard does not even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place!
Asus have rolled out the R7 265 DirectCU II Graphics Card that muscles up against its previous rendition manifold. For starts it comes with the promise of being 20% cooler and 3 time quieter operation. In addition to this, it is also packed with Super Alloy Power components that give it a longevity of up to two and a half years more than the former card. Powered by the AMD Radeon™ R7 265 graphics-processing unit (GPU), the DicrectCU II offers GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use software tool that allows users to squeeze more performance out of the GPU. It comes with a base clock speed of 900MHz that can be further stretched to 925MHz. Gamers and professional can enjoy resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Valve have been cautious with the release of their Steam Machines. They have in face released only 300 pieces and that too in beta. That’s most likely where AnandTech got their opportunity to shine with the ASRock M8 Barebone that has been declared as a Steam Box alternative. It has also earned itself the title of “Editor’s Choice Silver Award”. Ian Cutress, the Editor of AnandTech said, “ASRock M8 is a very nicely built barebone that offers the opportunity to build a mobile gaming platform that should stand the test of time as well as providing nice aesthetics and industrial design. The price might not appeal to most in the bang-for-buck stakes, but ultimately that is not the real point of the M8 – power and size with design.” In fact, the 300 beta Steam Machines were built with ASRock’s Z87E-ITX motherboards, which makes the M8 an obvious choise as it offer better features. It is also upgradable.
Gigabyte have launched their latest gaming motherboards, namely the G1.Sniper Z5S and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5. Both feature Gigabyte AMP-UP Audio features with Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 networking. ”These new GIGABYTE gaming motherboards extend our G1-Killer series to a broader audience than ever before,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit. “We’re confident that end-users will relish the opportunity to build mid-range gaming systems with advanced networking and the most compelling audio platform out there.” The variants reach out to a number of different market segments and touch several price points as well. Key features of the motherboards include an upgradable onboard OP-Amp, a gold plated USB 2.0 port that provides clean, noise-free power delivery to any Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), 7.1 + 2 Channel Audio with 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio and Audio Noise Guard.
While we all speak about the Razer mice and their progressively improving stature in the minds of gamers, we cannot ignore the Mionix NAOS 7000 high-performance gaming mouse. Mionix is a Swedish company and their CEO, Peter Nygren proudly announces. ”With our constant focus on performance, customization and comfort the new NAOS 7000 is the best ergonomic gaming mouse on the market. ” For specifics, it is a right-handed gaming mouse that is shaped to accommodate a full palm grip. This includes support fro all five fingers. It packs the ADNS-3310 gaming grade optical sensor that offers great accuracy, smooth tracking, and a maximum speed of ≥5.45m/sec (≥215 IPS) all the way up to 7000DPI. Another intriguing feature is the lift off distance (LOD) Calibration feature which combines the Surface Quality Analyzer Tool (S.Q.A.T) with =adjustment of the lift off height to find the lowest possible LOD with optimized tracking.