Club3D shows off its new R9 285 royalQueen. It's equipped with a dual-fan cooling solution and features a 945MHz core and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 5500MHz.
Pricing is $249 / 239EUR (excl. VAT).
With "PokerSeries" Club 3D offers a new level of special game cards that delivers the best performance, newest features and best coolers. PokerSeries graphic cards present our highest demands.
Club 3D CoolStream features high performance heatpipes that keeps the components cool and outperforms standard cooling solutions. Transferring heat from the center area to each fin, ensuring enhanced heat dissipation. The result is a dramatic increase of performance for your gaming and multimedia experience.
The Club 3D R9 285 features up to 945MHz GPU clock speed - 1792 Stream processors - 5500MHz Memory clock speed - Eyefinity 6 (requires a Club 3D MST Hub) – and is capable of Quad CrossFire
MSI shows off the R9 285 GAMING 2G. This card has a 1000MHz core and 2GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 5500MHz. Cooling is provided by the Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler.
MSI is pleased to announce its latest addition to the popular GAMING series of graphics cards, the R9 285 GAMING 2G. Cooled by the Twin Frozr IV Advanced, the R9 285 GAMING 2G offers an excellent balance between great gaming features and performance with balanced out thermal and acoustic specs. Although the R9 285 GAMING already offers great performance at its price-point, the card offers even more performance through the MSI Gaming app and MSI Afterburner. The latter allows for voltage and power limit adjustment to increase overclockability and performance even further. The new MSI R9 285 GAMING 2G is powered by AMD's newest Tonga Pro GPU.
The MSI GAMING benefit
MSI's GAMING series is designed to provide gamers with quality they can rely on. For Graphics Cards this means you get the best thermal solution and components to make sure you stay cool and stable no matter how long your gaming session is. The Twin Frozr IV Advanced is remarkably silent while maintaining excellent temperatures and the Military Class 4 components are designed to remain stable in extreme conditions. The MSI Gaming App puts the gamer in control with a choice of Silent, Gaming and OC modes to utilize performance or silence based on the need of the gamer.
MSI Afterburner 4.0
MSI Afterburner 4.0 (beta) is the latest edition of the world's most popular overclocking software. It is the world's first 64-bit overclocking software for Graphics Cards, Integrated Graphics and Notebooks. MSI Afterburner 4.0 can display all statistical information in 32 and 64 bit games and applications, comes with a multitude of configuration options, like exclusive Triple Over-voltage, built in video capturing and DirectX 11 benchmark.MSI Afterburner has built-in support for a large range of current and next-gen GPUs
AMD Never Settle: Space Edition
Buyers of a MSI R9 285 GAMING 2G are eligible* to choose any title in the new Never Settle: Space Edition program, which includes mega-blockusters like Alien: Isolation and the crowd-sourcing wonder Star Citizen. This adds to the choice of other great titles like Murdered: Soul Suspect and Company of Heroes 2.
It seems the big surge in tablet sales is slowly coming to an end. Research firm IDC reports it has lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units, representing a growth of 6.5 percent year-over-year. Earlier this year IDC anticipated tablet sales would grow 12.1 percent in 2014.
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate previously forecast.
"When we look at the global picture, it would be easy to say that the tablet market is slowing down," said Jean Philippe Bouchard, Research Director for Tablets. "But, when we start digging into the regional dynamics, we realize that there is still a good appetite for this product category. While mature markets like North America and Western Europe will combine for flat unit growth in 2014, the remaining regional markets will generate 12% unit growth over the same period."
IDC anticipates that price pressure on tablets with smaller screen sizes (less than 8 inches) and evolving tablet usage in emerging markets will fuel that unit growth. While average selling prices (ASPs) are expected to stabilize at US$373 in mature markets in 2014 due to the shift to larger screens and cellular-enabled tablets, ASPs in the rest of the world will decrease to US$302, representing an annual decline of 10%. As an illustration of evolving tablet usage, shipments of tablets featuring a built-in option of voice calling over cellular networks in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) region reached 25% this quarter, representing annual growth of 60%. This trend suggests that end users in this region are looking for a single device that can meet their needs in terms of voice communication and media consumption, and for some that single device is a tablet and not a smartphone.
"Driven primarily by small devices, we expect the rest of the world to account for the majority of shipments in the years to come," said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst for the Worldwide Tablet Tracker. "But in terms of dollars spent, medium- to large-sized devices in North America and Western Europe will still produce significant revenues."
We've been hearing rumors about this card for months now but today marks the official launch day of the Radeon R9 285. Priced at $249, this new budget enthusiast card is designed to take on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760. Based on the Tonga GPU, the R9 285 features 1792 stream processors of the GCN 1.2 variety, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit memory bus with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
Early reviews show the card is quite potent, its higher performance gives its an edge over the GeForce GTX 760 even though the R9 285 is a bit more expensive and a bit more power hungry.
Last week AMD had its 30 years of gaming event and now NVIDIA announces GAME24, a 24-hour global celebration of PC gamers. It starts at September 18th, 2014 at 6PM PDT but we're not sure what to expect other than the announcement of the second-generation Maxwell cards (GeForce GTX 980 and 970).
On 9.18.14 at 6PM PDT, NVIDIA and the PC Gaming industry are kicking off an unprecedented 24-hour event. The goal of this event is simple – to celebrate this thing we all love called PC gaming. It will be packed with exclusive content, developer interviews, game reveals, give-aways, and more.
We’ll travel the globe to physical events in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Stockholm, London, and other locations—as well as to virtual stages around the world—to bring you 24 hours of PC gaming entertainment. Tune in to the livestream, join our physical events, and make sure you’re ready to game.
Tune in September 18th at 6 pm PDT to participate in this PC gaming holiday. Or register below to attend one of the local events in person. And be sure to check back later this week, as we count down the biggest gaming moments leading up to GAME24.
TPU came across an illustration of MSI's upcoming Twinfrozr V cooler. Designed for the company's upcoming high-end Gaming series graphics cards, this cooler features two large aluminium fin arrays that are fed by five 8mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes. Airflow is taken care of by two 100mm fans and it's rumored that MSI is experimenting with a new impeller design that enhances the airflow to noise ratio.
It's interesting to note that in its CGI render of a card equipped with this cooler, MSI showed a PCB with two NVIDIA SLI bridge fingers, and two 6-pin PCIe power inputs. Could this be the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, in effect making the card the MSI GTX 980 Gaming OC? Wait until the 19th of September to find out. GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 are NVIDIA's next high-end GPUs, based on the 28 nm "GM204" silicon, derived from the company's new "Maxwell" architecture.
Looks like Microsoft China not only confirmed that the software giant's next operating system is indeed called Windows 9 but also leaked the Windows 9 logo. The information was published by Microsoft China on Chinese blogging website Weibo with the message "Microsoft's latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?".
The post was quickly removed as someone likely realized this information wasn't meant to be public just yet. The official announcement regarding Windows 9 is expected on September 30th and a public Technology Preview should be available shortly afterwards.
Lian Li announces the PC-V1000L, a new full-tower case with support for E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards. The case is equipped with lockable wheels for easy maneuvering and has pop-off side panels. Shipments are expected to start soon, the MSRP is $345 for the silver and black models and $389 for an all-black version with side window.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces the PC-V1000L Special Edition full tower chassis. This brushed aluminum chassis features a ventilated front providing high airflow while featuring the high-end versatile tool-less designs for which Lian Li is known.
Short Full Tower with Full Hardware Support
With a height of only 551mm (21.7”), the 74L PC-V1000L can hold the hardware a PC enthusiast desires, including: motherboards up to EATX, the largest graphics cards, and extensive water cooling support.
Individually Removable Hard Drive Bays
DIY enthusiasts are able to individually mount/remove the 9 HDD bays according to their build preference. Each bay allows for a 3.5” or 2.5” drive to be tool-lessly mounted. For more storage potential one 3.5” drive or two 2.5” drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray.
Three 120mm fans pull cool air through the ventilated front panel. These front fans are attached to a removable bracket that slides out for easy maintenance.
At the bottom of the chassis a removable bracket secured by a single thumbscrew allows for two 120mm fans or a 240 radiator to be installed. At the top of the chassis a tool-lessly removable top panel allows for two 120mm/140mm fans or a 240/280mm radiator to be easily installed. A rear 120mm exhaust fan with two grommeted holes pulls hot air out of the chassis.
Wheels for Easy Maneuverability
The wheels design enables easy moving of a fully loaded system. A locking mechanism on the rear wheels prevents the chassis moving when set in place.
The I/O panel is located at the front of the chassis and contains 4 USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
Price and Availability
The PC-V1000L will be available in black PC-V1000LA (Silver), PC-V1000LB (Black) and PC-V1000LWX (Internal Black with Window) in North America for the suggested retail price of USD 345 and USD 389 respectively.
VR World reports leading Chinese display panel maker Beijing Oriental (BOE) has created world's first 98" LCD display with a 7680 x 4320 pixels (8K) resolution! The panel offers 1.07 billion color support via 8-bit plus dithering, 500 nits brightness, and a 1200:1 contrast ratio.
To be able to use this screen you need a graphics card like the AMD FirePro W9100 with its six DisplayPort 1.2 interfaces and 16GB VRAM. Pricing is unknown, Beijing Oriental is currently sampling the screen to strategic partners.
Beijing Oriental (BOE), the other leading Chinese LCD panel fab besides TCL’s CSOT in Shenzhen, has just unveiled its 98-inch 7680×4320 panel series, the HV098XXX. The 32 Megapixel monster, with 2.23 x 1.30 metre dimensions and 14 cm depth requirement, would easily fill many company conference rooms, not to mention premium home theatres. It would make showing off huge photorealistic city models down to every window or potted plant visible, a breeze, not to mention space photographs will millions of stars clearly distinguishable, or soccer / football match recordings like what NHK in Japan was doing for the past half decade in 8K.