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Archive for November 26th, 2021

SAPPHIRE adds 2GB model to HD 7790 series

HD 7790 OC with Dual-X delivers increased performance, new features SAPPHIRE Technology has just introduced the first in a new family of products in its highly successful HD 7000 series of graphics cards. The SAPPHIRE HD 7790 OC is based on the latest chipset featuring the highly acclaimed graphics GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD and sets a new standard for performance in mainstream graphics. The SAPPHIRE HD 7790 OC Edition is the first product in a new family featuring the latest GPU architecture from AMD with 896 Stream processor units. It has 1GB of the latest DDR5 memory and is factory overclocked, with core clocks of 1075MHz and memory clocks of 1600MHz (6.4GB/s effective), to deliver new levels of performance in its price segment. Performance is optimised with the latest version of AMD’s PowerTune technology. Quiet and cool operation is assured with SAPPHIRE’s Dual-X cooler design, which combines a multiple heatpipe array with two aerofoil section fans and dust repelling bearings resulting in a highly efficient and reliable cooler. The SAPPHIRE HD 7790 OC Edition can be installed in any PC with a free x16 PCI-Express slot, and communication with the host PC is optimised with the use of the latest high speed PCI-Express Gen3.0 interface. Built in hardware support for AMD CrossFire enables multiple cards to be used to further enhance performance in a suitably specified mainboard. The SAPPHIRE HD 7790 OC supports the latest industry standards and is r...

Highly anticipated MSI Z77 GAMING motherboards now available

Finally, the highly anticipated MSI Z77 GAMING motherboards are now on its way to the MSI warehouses. If you don’t want to miss out on allocation, stock and pricing information, NOW is the time to contact your official MSI distributor or MSI contact window. JUST GAME! With MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING motherboards Model Z77A-GD65 GAMING Z77A-G45 GAMING Z77A-G43 GAMING Killer Game Networking √ √ √ Sound Blaster Cinema √ √ √ Gaming Device Port √ √ √ Military Class Components √ √ √ Dragon Heatsink √ √ √ Heatpipe √ PCI Express 3.0 ports 3 2 1 SLI / CrossFireX support 2-way / 3-way 2-way / 3-way – / 2-way V-check points √ √ Multi-Bios √ COM Port √ √ KILLER™ NETWORKING Tired of Lag? Fret no more! MSI’s GAMING motherboards are equipped with Killer™ Ethernet that eliminates latency and ping spikes and lets you concentrate on your frags and kills!” Sound Blaster Cinema Gaming sound effects are produced crystal clear with amazing surround sound when using stereo headphones. GAMING DEVICE PORT Optimized for high polling rate gaming mice for fast response times while gaming. MSI MILITARY CLASS III Components The next generation of high quality and stable components, including DrMOS II, Hi-C Cap, Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid Caps. For more information please contact your official MSI distributor or local MSI contact window.

Testing OUYA with 3DMark

Shortly after Futuremark released 3DMark on the Google Play store a couple of weeks ago, they were contacted by James Coote (@JamesACoote), developer of upcoming OUYA game Executive Star: http://www.crystallinegreen.com/?page_id=316 OUYA is console based on components for mobile devices, quite attractivly priced at $99. James was keen to try 3DMark on his OUYA dev kit, they were happy to help, and now we have his results. Here’s a video of James running 3DMark on his OUYA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCuN1wsHgQ And here are the OUYA’s results in detail: http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/mobile/OUYA+Console/review The OUYA is currently ranked #73 among Android devices for 3DMark Ice Storm, new benchmark designed specifically for testing the performance of mobile hardware. Ice Storm is an OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark that uses a fixed off-screen rendering resolution of 720p before scaling the output to fit the native display resolution of the device. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests designed to stress the GPU performance of the device and a physics test to stress its CPU performance. More about new 3DMark in our review here. 3DMark is available worldwide as a free download for Android devices. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.futuremark.dmandroid.application As OUYA can’t install 3DMark from Google Play you will need the standalone installer if you have access to this console. OUYA offers every game free to try, and if you lik...


Roccat Gaming Combo

Roccat is known in the gaming world for producing some of the top rated gaming peripherals like mice, keyboards, headsets and mousepads. In this review we will be going over three of their latest products: the Kone XTD Mouse , the ISKU/FX Keyboard and the Apuri Active USB Hub & Mouse Bungee. The Kone XTD is the predecessor of the award winning Kone[+] gaming mouse. The XTD maintains its original look and style but with more features packed into it. The ISKU/FX is a multi-colored keyboard that supports a multitude of macros and colors to suit any color scheme. The Apuri USB Hub and Mouse Bungee ties everything together and gives you some added functionality. The mouse and keyboard are very important pieces to any setup. We use them on a day to day basis for surfing the net, productivity, gaming sessions and more. It's very important for them to be functional in day to day activities on the computer. The Kone XTD and ISKU/FX bring some very cool features like the ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] button. This allows you to have an unprecedented amount of macros as well as control over how you game and/or use your keyboard and mouse. The ROCCAT talk lets the Kone XTD and ISKU/FX talk between each other allowing them to function in unison, making your gaming experience more enjoyable. The Apuri is designed to help free up cable clutter and reduce mouse cable dragging lag. It's USB hub capabilities are gravy and allow it to serve as your peripherals' central hub. These three de...

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