AMD and NVIDIA preparing new 8GB flagships for UHD Gaming

The never ending battle between the red and the green team is still going strong. New reports have come in revealing that both companies are preparing 8GB variants of their flagship GPUs. NVIDIA is working on GeForce GTX 980 with 8 GB VRAM while AMD is about to give the go ahead to AIB manufacturers to launch Radeon R9 290X 8 GB models. The world is preparing for UHD gaming and it seems like we will finally have single GPUs to play games at 4K resolution.

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Internet Inclusion

By the end of 2013 it was estimated that approximately 4.5 billion people globally had access to mobile phones while around 2.8 billion were connected to the internet. Smartphone penetration was estimated to be 1.4 billion, with the number gaining speed by worldwide deployment of 3G/4G networks. Given an approximate global population of 7 billion, it is clear that there exist significant opportunities, especially in emerging markets, for technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple to expand and consolidate their positions.

Razer Leviathan Sound Bar offers Dolby Surround Sound for Gaming and Movies

Razer has stepped up in to another product in the peripherals market to give tough competition to the market leaders. Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar is a unique product which will bring your gaming and movie experience to life at a marginal cost. The new device provides premium quality audio for a wide range of entertainment applications with the help of four expertly tuned drivers and  a passive sub-woofer.

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AMD Radeon R9 M295X gets benchmarked in Apple iMac 5K

Apple recently announced their all-new 27-inch iMac which comes with rather impressive 5K display having mind boggling 5,120 x 2,880 pixels. The new iMac comes with the yet-to-be-released AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics chip as an option. One thing is clear that the GPU must be powerful enough to be selected to drive Apple’s 5K iMac but we are yet to see some real benchmarks of this new graphics chip. However, a YouTuber, Danny Winget, got a full spec’d iMac 5K which comes with the R9 M295X and put it to test.

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G.SKILL intros Pheonix Blade PCIe 480GB SSD with 2 GB/s speeds

G.SKILL is making a comeback in the SSD industry with its latest Pheonix Blade PCIe solid state drive. The all new Pheonix Blade is designed from ground up featuring blazing fast speeds up to 2000 MB/s and a massive 480 GB capacity. It is designed for extreme gaming, professional graphics design, industrial design and Ultra HD content playback. G.SKILL’s Pheonix Blade compliments the power of multi-core processors unleashing their true potential of higher performance and productivity.

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Yet another delay from Intel puts Broadwell-E behind schedule

Intel is having major troubles in keeping up with the launch schedule for Broadwell. The company is already a year behind for the desktop launch and now new reports from VR-Zone link to delays in mass production for Broadwell-E as well. Intel is finding it hard to keep up with its Tick Tock strategy resulting in mixed launches of Skylake and Broadwell in 2015 and 2016 as well.

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NVIDIA drops GeForce GTX Titan Z to $1500

NVIDIA launched their top-end GeForce GTX Titan Z earlier this year. It was their most expensive graphics card ever at $3000. That price is outrageous for gamers by any standard however the GTX Titan Z was not really made for gamers. NVIDIA’s actual market for this beast was CUDA developers who could use the horsepower. However, being a GeForce GTX series graphics card, it was often weighed in the gamer’s scale where the $1500 AMD Radeon R9 295X2 was a much better choice.

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