Online News April 29, 2012

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Live Stream of NVIDIA GeForce Announcement

    Tonight, NVIDIA is announcing another addition to their GeForce graphics card lineup. *Join Hardware Canucks as we feature a Live Stream from the event.   EDIT: *The live stream can be found on our forums HERE. *Event starts @ 10:30PM EST / 7:30PM PST. NOTE: *Live stream will NOT work until the…
  • [Anandtech.com] NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 690: Dual GK104 Flagship Launching May 3rd

    As we mentioned back on Monday (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5777/of-crowbars-and-countdowns), NVIDIA was going to be making some kind of GeForce announcement this evening at the NVIDA Gaming Festival 2012 in Shanghai, China. NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has just finished his speech,…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] NVIDIA Announces GeForce Experience

    NVIDIA has announced a new initiative called GeForce Experience; a complete cloud server solution which ensures games are pre-optimized to play on your system. * When opening a game for the first time, gamers are usually presented with a daunting array of graphics / video options and finding the…
  • [Anandtech.com] Capsule Review: Sapphire’s Radeon HD 7870 Overclock Edition

    As AMD’s 28nm allocation has improved so has the selection of cards available on the market. We’re still in the first phase of the Radeon HD 7000 series rollout, with AMD’s partners building semi-custom cards based on AMD’s reference PCB, but even without custom PCBs…
  • [Expreview.com] ORICO Offers Colorful NCP-Series Laptop Cooling Pads

    Earlier ORICO releases its NCA series notebook cooling pads, and lately the company brings its new model——NCP-series targeting for mainstream users. The model number is NCP-1522, NCP-series cooling pad has seven color models for choice. Additionally it is designed for 14-inch notebooks, employs a…
  • [Expreview.com] Fraps Updated To Version 3.5.0

    Fraps, the benchmarking, screen and video capture software now is updated to 3.5.0 edition, which mainly features support for large AVI movie files (above 4 Gigabytes) on NTFS drives. The updated features: * Support for large AVI movie files (above 4 Gigabytes) on NTFS drives * Added option to…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Third GK104-based Single GPU Graphics Card SKU Detailed

    After GeForce GTX 680, which has all components of the 28 nm GK104 enabled, a dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690, which features two of these chips, and the GeForce GTX 670, NVIDIA is readying its third single-GPU GK104-based SKU. We know from older reports that this SKU could be named GeForce GTX 660 (Ti)….
  • [Techpowerup.com] Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card Pictured

    Here is the first picture of an NVIDIA reference design GeForce GTX 670. For the most part, its design will resemble that of reference design GTX 680. The card pictured below is said to have had Leadtek branding, which later got removed. GeForce GTX 670 is carved out of 28 nm GK104 silicon by…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Ivy Bridge-Powered Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Laptop Up for Order

    Lenovo’s online shop is now selling an Ivy Bridge-based laptop that promises to offer an “unbeatable entertainment and gaming experience”. The laptop in question is the IdeaPad Y480 which features a 14-inch (1366 x 768) LED-backlit display, an Intel 3rd generation Core processor (either the 2.4 GHz…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Samsung Wraps Quarter With Record Numbers

    Samsung Electronics reported Friday that it had posted a record profit of $5.15 billion, usurping Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, and possibly outselling Apple in the smartphone market if one report is to be believed. Samsung’s shares hit an all-time high in morning trading after the…
  • [Hothardware.com] Four Gaming Clichés That Absolutely Need To Die

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Crates.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Four-Gaming-Clichs-That-Absolutely-Need-To-Die/)A few days ago, news broke that Max Payne 3 would require ~35GB of storage space. That’s a huge number; even Rage, released last year, came in at a hair under 20GB. If…
  • [Anandtech.com] Eurocom Monster 1.0: Gaming with Quad-Core IVB and Kepler at 11.6â??

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5792/m228_1-keyboard-shot_575px.JPG (http://i4memory.com/show/5792/eurocom-monster-10-gaming-with-quadcore-ivb-and-kepler-at-116)

    Eurocom is a company that we’ve seen a few times over the years (http://www.anandtech.com/tag/eurocom). Mostly,…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Microsoft Canada President to Step Down

    Microsoft Canada is undergoing a change in leadership. The Canadian arm of the world’s largest software company announced Friday afternoon that current president Eric Gales will be stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. Gales has been in the position for nearly three years, and is stepping down…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] EA Said to be in Take Over Discussions

    Bloomberg and CNN Money are reporting that South Korean, though Tokyo headquartered, game company Nexon has made a bid to take over Electronic Arts. Maeil Business, a major South Korean business publication, first reported the possible takeover earlier this week, citing unidentified industry…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

    LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free…

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