NEWS

October 18th, 2013, 10:50 AM

NVIDIA Announces New Free Games Bundles for GeForce Cards

Taking a page from AMD’s book, NVIDIA is now offering up a generous helping of upcoming games with their GeForce cards.   Many expected some significant price drops on NVIDIA’s part in order to compete with AMD’s R9 280X and R9 270X.  That would mean addressing the current positioning of the GTX 760 and GTX 770 [...]

October 18th, 2013, 8:41 AM

NVIDIA Announces GTX 780 Ti

NVIDIA has announced the GeForce GTX 780 Ti….the fastest graphics card they’ve ever produced.   Today in Montreal, NVIDIA announced they will be releasing the GTX 780 Ti in mid-November (it will be a hard launch).  This card is meant to compete and potentially one-up AMD’s upcoming R9 290X in a big way.  It is [...]

October 18th, 2013, 5:09 AM

Live Blog from NVIDIA’s Montreal Event (DAY 2)

Join Hardware Canucks as we bog live from Day 2 of NVIDIA’s Montreal event.  Supposedly today will hold a number of announcements as well as some special guests.   You can also join us on our Twitter Feed. We’re live. NVIDIA’s Jen Hsun Huang on stage talking about gaming platforms.  From Android to PC to [...]

October 13th, 2013, 8:55 AM

NVIDIA’s BattleBox Makes 60FPS 4K Gaming a Reality

NVIDIA introduces the BattleBox concept; a PC meant to deliver the ultimate performance specifications for the most demanding PC users.  With PC gaming just recently moving away from its extended but minor stereoscopic hangover, it was time for something else to captivate audiences. NVIDIA would like you to believe that 4K monitors, regardless of their [...]

October 6th, 2013, 8:00 PM

NVIDIA Fires Back; Cuts Prices of GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti Boost & GTX 650 Ti

In an effort to compete against AMD’s upcoming R9 270X and R7 260X, NVIDIA will be lower the price on three of their key SKUs:  the GTX 660 & GTX 650 Ti Boost.   (October 6th Update, with corrected prices) In order to avoid the competition preempting their efforts, companies typically don’t announce prices for their [...]

October 3rd, 2013, 9:23 PM

AMD Puts R9-290X Pre-Orders Live; Asks for $200 Deposit

AMD has officially put their R9-290X + Battlefield 4 bundle up for pre-order, but there’s a catch:  you’ll need to bite the bullet and take a risk. By this point we all know that AMD’s R9-290X could very well be gunning for NVIDIA’s TITAN but no small amount of secrecy surrounds a number of its [...]

September 23rd, 2013, 12:12 PM

G.Skill Quad Channel Kits Goes to 4072MHz

With the launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E architecture, memory overclocking records have been falling.  The latest is G.Skill’s achievement of an incredible speed of DDR3-4072.   Hitting ultra high memory frequencies with Intel’s latest Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E processors seems to be easier than it used to be and there’s no better example of this [...]

September 18th, 2013, 3:27 PM

AMD to Host Webcast Live from Hawaii; New Radeon GPU on the Way?

AMD’s GPU ’14 Tech Day, an event where the rumored Hawaii GPU may be announced, is kicking off early next week and there will be a LIVE webcast from part of the event. Typically briefings and tech events follow a set of standard rules:  don’t talk about it until an NDA is up.  This time [...]

September 9th, 2013, 7:38 PM

Dell UltraSharp U3014 30” Monitor Review

Dell’s new flagship monitor, the UltraSharp U3014 is everything we could possibly want.  It uses a 16:10 AH-IPS panel, boasts one of the best color rendition scores around and simply outpaces nearly everything else out there.

September 4th, 2013, 8:08 PM

EVGA GTX 780 Classified Review

EVGA’s GTX 780 lineup may hold an incredible eight different variations but their GTX 780 Classified is without a doubt the flagship.  Not only is it fast, but it can overclock to unheard-of levels.