Online News February 4, 2013

  • [Techpowerup.com] Colorful Readies GeForce GTX 660 Glorious Mission Graphics Card

    Glorious Mission may not ring too many bells with western gamers, but it’s a pretty popular online multiplayer shooter akin to the Battlefield franchise, based around PLA. It’s only natural that graphics card makers from the mainland design special edition products around the game. It just so…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Fractal Design Announces Core 3000 USB 3.0 Case

    Fractal Design brings you the Core 3000 USB 3.0! The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and…
  • [Techreport.com] Super Bowl Sunday Shortbread

    *_The Fierce Five_*
    1. Reuters: Dell nears buyout that could top $24 billion (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/us-dell-buyout-idUSBRE91009K20130201)
    2. A crazier prediction: iPhone Plus (http://www.marco.org/2013/01/31/iphone-plus-speculation) is real and huge—Marco.org
    3. Gaming Blend:…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD "Never Settle" Bundle Returns with New AAA Titles

    AMD stumped PC gamers last October by announcing its first Never Settle game bundle that sees its various AIB partners bundle 2~4 AAA game titles with their performance-thru-extreme segment graphics cards. In a bid to overcome post-X’mas slump, and build the brand in the run up to summer, the…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: the prospects for more Star Wars?

    So… Disney bought LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas, announced plans for three more movies, and has already selected J.J. Abrams to direct the next film, which is apparently coming to big screens in the next few years.

    Wow. …

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  • [Techreport.com] New Catalyst beta further boosts Crysis 3 performance

    Calling all Radeon users! Well, at least those who signed up for the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta (http://techreport.com/news/24257/crysis-3-multiplayer-beta-to-kick-off-on-the-29th). There’s a new beta of AMD’s Catalyst 13.2 graphics driver up for grabs, and this one is supposed to include…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Night Shortbread

    *_The Fierce Five_*
    1. AllThingsD: News Corp.’s IGN poised to sell (http://allthingsd.com/20130201/exclusive-news-corp-s-ign-poised-to-sell-to-j2s-ziff-davis/) to J2’s Ziff Davis
    2. Mac Rumors: Apple to halt…
  • [Techreport.com] New AMD bundle includes Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider

    AMD is pretty happy with the results of last year’s Never Settle promotion (http://techreport.com/news/23767/amd-doubles-down-on-gpu-game-bundles). So happy, in fact, that it’s decided to renew the promotion with a fresh batch of games for the new year. AMD calls its latest offer the Never Settle…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Cases, PSUs, and a $68 tablet

    We’re going to mix things up a little this week and kick off our deal post with two discounted power supplies—both from Corsair.

    Newegg currently offers Corsair’s Professional Series HX650, a 650W unit with 80 Plus Gold certification and modular cabling, for only $79.99…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Announces New Winter Video Game Bundle: Never Settle Reloaded

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6724/AMDRadeonLogo.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6724/amd-announces-new-winter-video-game-bundle-never-settle-reloaded)

    Although game bundles are nothing new for the video card industry, in the last couple of years they’ve come back into vogue in a…

  • [Anandtech.com] Fractal Design Launches Core 3000 USB 3.0

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6719/FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL_5_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6719/fractal-design-launches-core-3000-usb-30)

    Last year, we looked at Fractal Design’s Core 1000…

  • [Anandtech.com] Intel Releases 180GB SSD 335

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6720/SSD_335_Flat_Hi-Res_575px.jpeg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6720/intel-releases-180gb-ssd-335)

    Intel released the SSD 335 in October last year but the initial launch included only the 240GB version. Today Intel is adding a 180GB model to the SSD…

  • [Anandtech.com] The Making of NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6721/someassemblyrequiredweb.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6721/the-making-of-nvidias-project-shield)

    NVIDIA put up a blog post recently that goes into some of the details of how Project SHIELD came together…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel SSD 335 Series Expanded with New 180 GB Model

    Intel made an addition to its SSD 335 line of performance-segment consumer SSDs, which is currently available in just one capacity, 240 GB. The new 180 GB variant (SKU: SSDSC2CT180A4K5) retains the feature-set and rated speeds of its older sibling, boasting of up to 500 MB/s reads, up to 450 MB/s…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Google Maps offers panoramic view of Grand Canyon

    Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/18860/googlemaps-grandcanyon1.jpg

    Google has released a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, giving people throughout the world a glimpse of a whopping 75 miles of trails and roads at the iconic location.

    More……

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