NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z
Hardware

In May, NVIDIA unveiled their flagship dual-GK110 graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX Titan Z which was met with mixed response from the hardware community. Not only was the card delayed due to unfinished and buggy drivers but it retailer for a price of $2999 US compared to the $1499 US price of its competitor, the R9 295X2 which performed equally similar. Today, might be a good day for GeForce users and content developers who were waiting for t he Titan Z to get cheap.NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Side 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Pricing Slashed By 37% – Available For $1830 US Through OEMs

The GeForce GTX Titan is getting an official price cut of 37% which brings the price down to $1830 US. Now those who used to do “price/performance” ratio should be quite amazed that a power house such as Titan Z loaded with 2×2880 ie 2 fully unlocked GK 110 stream processors and 12 GB of GDDR5 at just $300 more than R9 295×2 is a clever move, but there is a catch (Yes, there had to be).

Unfortunately SweClockers reports, this deal is only limited to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) such as iBuypowerPC, OriginPC, Falcon Northwest, Digital Storm and Alienware. This price cut will not hit the  retail channel which is kind of sad also, because on one side it will help NVIDIA make room for their new lines of GeForce 900 series cards and at the same time will help OEM and system integrator to make use of this space for releasing better high end products. Although it’s now known whether NVIDIA will release a $3000 US card again or not.

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Gadgets

It’s confirmed folks. iPhone 6 leaks are perpetual. The iPhone 6 is the first Apple device that has been so extensively leaked. As we like to keep on reminding you, almost every part of the device has been leaked so far. This list ranges from home button/touch ID parts, loudspeaker components, touch screen displays, shell casings, logic boards and more.

With these leaks, it was only a matter of time before someone got the bright idea of collecting as much of these parts and assembling the iPhone 6 for themselves. I mean, why wait for Apple’s official launch event when you can make your own iPhone 6.

Luxury vendor Field & Volk seems to have done just this. Previously the retailer had outed first ever photos of the iPhone 6 assembled. They have gone a step ahead this time and released a video showing the iPhone 6 booting up for the first time. Take a look below.

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Gadgets

With the amount of iPhone 6 leaks occurring on a daily basis, we doubt that there will be anything surprising left for Apple’s launch event at Flint Center this year. From rumored photographs to hardware components, we really have seen it all. But whenever we get to saying that, a seemingly fresh leak pops up, detailing even more components.

This time it’s the back casing on the iPhone 6 which has been leaked courtesy of the french site NWE.fr. The photos themselves are of high quality so we can take a detailed look at what Apple’s next flagship device can be expected to offered design wise. With the rate things seem to proceeding with iPhone 6 case pictures, we’ve taken all the pictures and combined them for your viewing ease. Enjoy!

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Hardware

Equipped with the Tegra K1 SOC and Full AEP and Unreal Engine 4 Desktop Renderer Support, Nvidia Shield is the tablet to buy for gaming. However, reports have surfaced which show that some batches might be suffering from factory defects such as cracked shells. Multiple users have reported this problem and even sent pictures of the same to EXPReview.comNVIDIA-Shield-Tablet-1-750x400

Nvidia Shield Seems to Suffer from Random Factory-Cracked Shells

It goes without saying, that this is a one in a thousand type of case you are dealing with and is probably bound by locality. However, it is still an unpleasant thing to have in a mobile company’s products. Some mainstream smart phones have also suffered from the same problem and the reason behind this is thought to be associated with an unbalanced amount of pressure applied when joining the seams of the device.

Thankfully, Nvidia offers a full refund/replacement to anyone that has this problem so even if you are unlucky enough to land an Nvidia Tablet with a cracked shell, you are probably covered. Any software bug in the device is covered because NVIDIA aims to deliver OTA updates directly from their servers so that your device carries the latest firmware and patches. This defect is relatively very minor and limited mostly to the aesthetics of the device. The crack appears in a place (near the seam) where it cannot really grow any larger (since it already cuts through the entire plastic shell) and is too small to let dust in. An actual problem from this could be if the crack is deep enough to cause the two edges to become offset but looking from the pictures it doesn’t appear to be the case.

Intel Core i7-5930K
Hardware

Today, Intel finally launches their HEDT (High-End Desktop) platform codenamed Haswell-E for PC enthusiasts. The Haswell-E platform marks the start of a new generation of the PC platform loaded with the latest X99 chip set based motherboards and the new DDR4 memory which will be the future standard for the upcoming CPU platforms. Included in the Haswell-E CPU family is the Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor which is Intel’s first 8 Core processor built for the consumer market.Intel Haswell-E Core i7

Intel Haswell-E Including Flagship Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Processor Officially Launches

The Haswell-E platform is going to be the great platform for users who are gearing up for the next generation graphics cards and performance upgrades such as the NVIDIA Maxwell “GeForce 900 Series” and AMD’s GCN based Volcanic Islands family. The Haswell-E family includes three processors; the Core i7-5960X EE, Core i7-5930K and the Core i7-5820K. Before we get into the specifications regarding the X99 chipset and new DDR4 memory, let’s take a quick look at the specifications of Intel’s Haswell-E processors.

Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Processor

The Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor is without a doubt the most impressive consumer CPU that Intel has released yet. This is also the first native 8-Core processor from Intel which features a total of 8 Cores and 16 threads. The processor is clocked at 3.0 GHz stock and 3.5 GHz boost. The Core i7-5960X features a total of 20 MB L3 cache, 40 PCI-Express lanes, Quad Channel DDR4-2133 MHz memory support, a 140W TDP, LGA 2011-v3 socket compatibility and a price of $999 US.

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Hardware

In October of last year news broke of Origin PC making the announcement to discontinue offering AMD graphics cards in their systems and opting to offer Nvidia GPUs exclusively instead. This announcement came as a shock to many especially because it was made shortly after AMD announced their now very successful R9 290 series of GPUs.

Origin PC & AMD

AMD & Origin PC Finally Sit Down Together & Make Amends

The internet was rife with speculation at that time and some news sites ‘namely a website called SemiAccurate’ even went as far as to say that Origin PC had received large sums of marketing money from AMD’s competitor, NVIDIA, to convince Origin PC of dropping AMD graphics cards.

Origin PC was very quick to dispel these allegations afterwards when GameFront pushed Origin PC for a comment :

Devin Connors: Has Origin PC received any incentive, cash or otherwise, from Nvidia that led to the discontinuation of AMD GPU sales by Origin PC?
Kevin Wasielewski: No. In fact, I called my NVIDIA rep and told them I am dropping AMD.  Not the other way around.
DC: Did SemiAccurate reach out to you for comment before they published their article today?
KW: They did not reach out to me.  No calls, emails, or tweets.

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Gadgets

This just in. With almost every detail about the iPhone 6 launch confirmed, there are yet more leaks to follow about Apple’s flagship device. We’ve been hearing more and more rumors and reports about the mobile wallet platform and NFC for the iPhone 6. These are said to be ‘hallmark’ features of the smartphone. The timing might be just right for such a move as well, with the vast troves of data already with Apple due to iTunes.

Well, the french site nowhereelse.fr has just posted pictures of what appear to be the processor destined for the iPhone 6. There has been relative silence in the Apple rumor mill about the A8 so far. The only things that we expect based on a single report is that the SoC for the iPhone 6 will be able to hit frequencies of up to 2 GHz.

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This just in. Things are heating up finally in the iPhone 6 launch avenue. With Apple having officially sent invites for the launch events, it’s time we answer the ‘where’ as well. The iPhone 6 just today received another boost. A report by Wired just added further credibility to the fact that we will indeed be seeing mobile payments on the iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 will not only come with mobile payments, but it is said to be a hallmark feature on the flagship device. This makes sense since Apple is indeed all set to introduce mobile payments with the vast troves of credit card data it has courtesy of iTunes. Well enough of that, not only can the iPhone 6 be surely expected to come on September 9th, but it’s going to be launch at a place which hasn’t seen an Apple event in quite a while.

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Gadgets

With Apple having officially sent out invites for a launch event on September 9th, we can be sure to lay our eyes on the iPhone 6 soon. That however does not stop features and news about the smartphone leaking on the internet however. One of these news, the presence of an NFC chip on the device for mobile payments is one that can prove to be a game changer for Apple and the iPhone 6.

The presence of NFC on the iPhone 6 has been rumored for quite a while now. Starting from the initial word which was a month back,when Apple was reported to be in talks with its partners to launch a mobile payments platform with the iPhone 6. This was proceeded with pictures of an alleged logic board of the device which further elaborated on the feature.

This was followed by perhaps the most definitive word we’ve had so far about mobile payments on the flagship device. A reliable source for our friends over at VentureBeat laid out several features to be present on the iPhone 6. Well today we have word from another important source this time courtesy of Wired.com.

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Hardware

The Gigabyte X99 motherboards have been officially launched featuring the new and improved Ultra Durable design scheme for a new generation of high-end desktop processors, codenamed Haswell-E. The new iteration of motherboards from Gigabyte include three major categories; the X99 OC Series, the X99 Ultra Durable series and the X99 Gaming series.

Gigabyte X99 Motherboards Launched – GA-X99-SOC Force, GA-X99-UD7 WiFi, X99 Gaming G1 WiFi

The Gigabyte X99 motherboard lineup includes eight new motherboards which include the flagship overclock series GA-X99-SOC Force, the flagship gaming series GA-X99 Gaming G1 WiFi and the flagship Ultra Durable series GA-X99-UD7 WiFi motherboards. The entire series has been detailed in the post below showcasing the new Ultra Durable features and support for Intel’s next generation Haswell-E processors and the new DDR4 memory DIMMs.

Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Force Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Force Motherboard

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Hardware

MSI has unleashed their next generation X99 motherboard lineup with five new X99 chipset based boards which include the flagship X99S XPOWER AC and X99S Gaming 9 AC. The new X99 motherboard lineup will include three categories of boards; Overclocking, Gaming and Classic series which will be available to overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers, starting today.

MSI X99 Motherboard Lineup Unleashed With Powerful Boards

The MSI X99 motherboard lineup will include five motherboards which include the X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER overclocking boards, X99S Gaming 9 AC and X99S Gaming 7 gaming motherboards and the standard X99S SLI Black edition which will be the entry level board featuring a fantastic all-black aesthetic scheme. We have a detailed round-up of these motherboards listed below which gives you insight into the specifications of all the upcoming X99 motherboards from MSI:

MSI X99S XPOWER AC Motherboard

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EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard
Hardware

The next generation EVGA X99 motherboard lineup has been unleashed, featuring three new motherboards for Intel’s latest Haswell-E processors. The EVGA X99 motherboards are based on the new platform design which is capable of supporting the latest Haswell-E processors and DDR4 memory to meet the performance demands of current day overclockers and enthusiasts.

EVGA X99 Motherboards Unleashed – X99 Classified, X99 FTW, X99 Micro

The EVGA X99 motherboard lineup includes three motherboards, the EVGA X99 Classified which will lead the pack followed by the EVGA X99 FTW and lastly, the X99 Micro which is a Micro-ATX board designed for MATX case moders and builders. Before getting into the specifications, I would like to detail the prices for each board starting with the $400 US Classified followed by the $280 US X99 FTW and $250 US for the X99 Micro. You can find the specifications along with pictures of the entire EVGA X99 motherboard lineup below:

EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard

EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard

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Hardware

The ASRock X99 motherboard lineup has been unleashed with a total of nine new X99 chipset based boards for overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers. Boasting the High-End LGA 2011 V3 socket, the ASRock X99 products are fully compatible with the Haswell-E processors from Intel and the next generation DDR4 memory standard. The motherboards will feature several new technologies aimed at overclockers and gamers with the OC and Killer FATAL1TY series.

ASRock X99 Motherboards Unleashed – X99 OC Formula, X99 Professional FATAL1TY, X99 Extreme 6

The ASRock X99 lineup consists of nine motherboards which include the X99 OC Formula, X99 Killler FATAL1TY, X99M Killer FATAL1TY, X99 Professional FATAL1TY, X99 Extreme 6, X99 Extreme 4, X99 Extreme 3 and the X99 M Extreme 4 motherboards. All of the motherboards feature the latest generation of Super Alloy technology which new and improved components do deliver the best stability and performance out of the hardware. This includes the upgraded XXL Aluminum Alloy Heat Sink for great heat dissipation, Ultra Dual-N MOSFET (UDN) that delivers more efficient Vcore power supply with lower Rds(on), Premium 60A Power Choke that offers 3 times better saturation current, highly magnetic and heat resistant design Premium Memory Alloy Choke and 12K Platinum Capacitor to ensure stable performance and industry’s longest lifespan – 12,000 hours.

The OC series boasts an impressive design with conformal coating which is achieved through the use of Polysiloxanes also known as Silicon which protects the motherboard against conductive liquids and dust. The coating prevents the motherboard from moisture, dust, corrosion, extreme temperatures, oxygen, ozone and UV Light. Other features include the Purity Sound 2 and Killer E2200 LAN chip across the X99 lineup.

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard

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Gadgets

Qualcomm is teasing a new 64-bit Android smartphone and it is not HTC Desire 510 which has already been announced by HTC. HTC recently announced its HTC Desire 510 with Snapdragon 410 processor. This next 64-bit Android treat is also coming to consumers thanks to HTC as the tease seems quite similar to the one used by HTC usually. This is a new device from the company that is about to be unveiled at IFA and Qualcomm is also teasing it with a strong and mysterious it’s coming… 64-bit Android smartphone

Next 64-bit Android smartphone:

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Hardware

NVIDIA is nearing the launch of their second generation of Maxwell graphics card which are rumored to launch in Septmeber. While we have all known the second generation of Maxwell cards as the GeForce 800 series, it’s now reported by Videocardz that NVIDIA would instead use the GeForce 900 series branding for the graphics cards featuring their next generation Maxwell architecture which will include the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA Rumored To Launch GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell GPUs

A few days ago, a leak emerged of two upcoming mobility based GPUs based on the Maxwell architecture. The GPUs included the GeForce GTX 980M and GeForce GTX 970M. While it was previously assumed that NVIDIA’s mobility generation of Maxwell chips would be codenamed GeForce GTX 880MX and GeForce GTX 870MX that would have caused some confusion in the market, NVIDIA planned to keep their lineup simple by skipping the 800 series branding and moving on with the GeForce 900 series branding scheme. But NVIDIA seems to be not only skipping the GeForce 800 series naming scheme for the mobility lineup but they are doing the same for the desktop lineup. Hence the products which were supposed to be called the GeForce GTX 880 and GeForce GTX 870 would now be called GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 instead.

So according to the report, the Maxwell generation of graphics cards will now be branded as the GeForce 900 and GeForce 900M series. The two graphics cards from NVIDIA were supposed to be launched during sometime in September and the launch schedule will remain that way. The press event for the cards is going to take place between September 9th – 10th while the NDA is supposedly going to lift on 19th September on both cards. As for the specifications, we don’t have any new information aside from the rumored specifications we reported in the GeForce GTX 880 and GTX 870 leaks but the cards will end up with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 256-bit bus interface. If the reported date is correct, then we might see some reference designs prior to launch but aside from that we will have to wait to see if the information is legit or not.



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