NEWS

March 19th, 2014, 5:27 PM

AMD Expands Mantle’s Reach with CRYENGINE

AMD and Crytek are pairing up to bring Mantle to future games featuring the popular CRYENGINE which is a major step forward for the nascent API. It seems like AMD’s Mantle API is making some serious inroads these days. Fresh off of announcements for Thief and a successful rollout into Battlefield 4, it looks like [...]

February 18th, 2014, 6:00 AM

NVIDIA Quietly Launches the GTX TITAN Black 6GB

NVIDIA is introducing a new TITAN. Dubbed the TITAN Black, it uses a fully enabled GK110 core to create a new flagship card for the GeForce lineup. Back when the GTX 780 Ti was launched, many predicted it would effectively take over from the GTX TITAN in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts. Not only [...]

January 19th, 2014, 8:58 AM

Warning: Chrome + Hardware Canucks Navigation

Please note that we have identified an issue with Chrome’s new scrolling method in WordPress / vBulletin. As of the latest Chrome update, Google has removed the up / down navigation and scrolling arrows in the main browser and within drop-down boxes. The problem area is highlighted below. At this time, due to a bug [...]

January 9th, 2014, 10:12 AM

MSI Shows Off Their R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini

Two cards at different ends of the spectrum, the R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini are meant for different markets but each is impressive in its own right. MSI’s R9 290X Lightning is billed as the ultimate AMD graphics card and that’s no surprise considering its pedigree. Every generation it seems like the Lightning series [...]

January 9th, 2014, 9:36 AM

ASUS’ RoG Swift PG278Q Makes G-SYNC at 1440P a Reality

It seems like everyone has been waiting for a 1440P G-SYNC monitor and ASUS is about to make their wishes a reality with the RoG Swift PG278Q. NVIDIA’s G-SYNC is a game changing technology for gamers who crave more fluid onscreen images but, like many 3D Vision compatible monitors, there wasn’t much news about supporting 1440P [...]

January 9th, 2014, 8:49 AM

MSI Shows Off New Notebooks at CES 2014

MSI’s notebook lineup is quickly expanding with new offerings for the gaming and professional markets. First up is the GT60, a mid-level 15.6” notebook which targets the professional market’s content creators. It boasts a 3K high color accuracy display alongside a Quadro 3100M GPU and a SteelSeries keyboard: Next is the GT Dominator which is [...]

January 8th, 2014, 8:00 PM

VisionTek Launches Water Cooled R9 290 CryoVenom

VisionTek’s new R9 290 CryoVenom combines high clock speeds with a custom water block for ultra low temperatures while retaining a low price. At just $550, the new VisionTek R9 290 CryoVenom can offer the performance of a GTX 780 Ti provided you already have a water cooling loop. Otherwise, it can become quite expensive. All [...]

January 8th, 2014, 6:01 PM

Alienware Shows Some Steam Machine Love

Alienware will be releasing their own Steam Machine in late 2014.  It is based off of their X51 compact gaming system and looks absolutely incredible. We’ve got more photos and Alienware’s full press release below. Alienware, a pioneer in specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, is once again driving innovation in PC gaming. Alienware and Valve, [...]

January 8th, 2014, 5:39 PM

GIGABYTE Intros BRIX Pro SFF PC With Intel’s Iris Pro Graphics

Gigabyte’s BRIX small form factor PCs have been at the forefront of Intel’s NUC push from the beginning and now with Iris Pro graphics, they’re taking it to the next level. The BRIX is one of the most powerful small form factor PCs currently available but it was never what one would call powerful. Now, [...]

January 8th, 2014, 5:06 PM

PowerColor Launches R9 290X & R9 290 PCS+

PowerColor has finally announced their custom R9 290X PCS+and R9 290 PCS+ cards, both of which feature a triple slot heatsink design. The AMD R9 290X and R9 290 are both in heavy demand right now and board partners have begun launching their own riffs on these popular cards. PowerColor’s latest entry uses their newly [...]