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Nvidia launches the GTX 950

Today Nvidia is launching the GTX 950, a new mid-range card aimed at the $150 market. While cards like the GTX 980Ti and Fury X grab headlines, this more affordable price bracket is much larger in terms of sales volume and as such is an important launch for Nvidia, considering their previous offering, the 750Ti, is now almost a year and a half old. The GTX 950 uses a slightly cut-down version of GM206, the chip used in the GTX 960, and as such features performance between the 750Ti and 960. For now we’re not seeing any of the AIB …
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Intel Z170 Motherboards Launch

Intel’s new Skylake platform partially launches today, starting at the high-end with two new CPUs (the i7-6700K and i5-6600K) and new motherboards based on the Z170 chipset. The rest of the CPU lineup and the other motherboard chipsets will be released at a later date. Here are the Mini-ITX and microATX Z170 motherboards that have been announced so far: Mini-ITX ASRock Fatal1ty 170 Gaming-ITX/ac AnandTech has a pic and some specs of the Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac but nothing on the ASRock site or at any retailers. My suspicion is that this board won’t be available right away, a common trend as you’ll see. Highlights …
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Gigabyte Launches a Unique GTX970

In the SFF world, the bane of our existence is heat. We find many creative ways to exhaust the watts of heat our hardware put out, from adding extra vents to crazy fan combinations. Constantly fighting us, however, is the general trend of GPU manufacturers insisting that having open style coolers on the cards is a good thing. All this does is add even more heat to our already sauna-like systems. Gigabyte has blown this trend with a new card – the GV-N970TTOC-4GD – with a blower style cooler! The Gigabyte GTX970 Twin Turbo has a blower fan which pulls air from …
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GIGABYTE Announces Full Support of the New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 V4 Product Family

Gigabyte has release BIOS updated to support the latest line of Intel Xeon processors – a boon for those of us who demand workstation or server reliability and accuracy. Read Gigabyte’s Press Release below: “Taipei, Taiwan, June 2nd – GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server hardware, is happy to announce today, in coordination with Intel’s official launch, that its entire line-up of C220 / H87 server and workstation motherboards now supports the new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V4 product family. Click here for GIGABYTE’s line-up of motherboards supporting the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V4 product family Click here for GIGABYTE’s line-up of …