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EVGA K|NGP|N Edition GTX 980 Ti teased

Normally, I’ve been quick to dismiss EVGA’s K|NGP|N editions of flagship graphics as little more than overpriced hardware, complete with frivolous features and stats-happy marketing buzz to match. After all, most of the features provided by these cards are, plainly put, total overkill for the vast majority of system builders, only becoming useful in exotic scenarios like LN2 cooling. (The fact that these cards have tended to look pretty boring doesn’t help much, either.) I have to change my tune, though, and make an exception for the recently revealed K|NGP|N GTX 980 Ti, if not for one simple reason: It’s gorgeous. Of course, as has been the …
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CrossFire Fury X’s compared to SLI 980 Ti’s in dual and triple-GPU showdown

Over on PCPer, Ryan Shrout has just published a video and blog post detailing a fairly rigorous performance test, that pits AMD and nVidia’s flagship cards – the Radeon Fury X and GTX 980Ti, respectively – against each other in dual-GPU and triple-GPU configurations. In combination with the single-GPU testing they’ve already performed on both flagships, the analysis also helps to uncover how efficiently performance scales when utilizing multiple graphics cards. That’s actually quite important, since in the past, such scaling has traditionally tended to be inconsistent, and highly dependent on the proper implementation of drivers and other tuning. Frame variance, in …
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IBM unveils world’s first functional 7nm chip

When it comes to chip fabrication and emergent process nodes for silicon, Intel is almost always the company on the forefront of people’s minds: as the largest player in the semiconductor space, their tick-tock microarchitectural change model has set the pace in which ever-smaller transistor sizes are adopted by industry. It came as a bit of a surprise, then, when IBM (of all companies) announced today that they’ve just leapfrogged Intel, by developing a lab-tested process that can yield 7nm chips. In fact, through a partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung, IBM has actually managed to claim a lot of important ‘firsts’ with …
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Logitech rebrands, launches Logi label

Perhaps one of the largest manufacturers of computer accessories and peripherals, Logitech today announced a full rebrand of the company, replete with a new logo and some bright and bold styling. They’ve also announced a new label, Logi, for some of their “newest product categories”, which the (potentially seizure-inducing) video below suggests will include wireless keyboards, tablet cases, and the like: Logitech explained the rebrand in a little more detail on their company blog, saying: While our commitment to excellence in peripherals hasn’t changed, we’re dedicating focus on design, hiring our first-ever chief design officer, Alastair Curtis, and delivering products that create amazing …
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AMD updates Q2 guidance, projects 8% decline in revenues

In a press release today, AMD announced that revenues for Q2 2015 are expected to be lower than originally projected. In its now-revised estimates, AMD anticipates revenues to decrease by around 8% sequentially, compared to the 3% decline previously estimated. Although disappointing, this isn’t entirely unexpected: AMD itself cites weak PC sales causing a reduction in shipments of CPUs and APUs, and the AMD chips sold for use in current-generation video game consoles have provided fairly slim margins for the company. Indeed, and as Seeking Alpha explains, 2015 remains a challenging year for AMD, as a restricted R&D budget (and the industry’s stagnation on the …