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Two weeks ago we broke the news of ASUS planning to launch the ROG Striker GTX 760 Platinum graphics card which was to bring the ROG design and and overclocking capabilities to enthusiasts. Well ASUS  announced the Sriker GTX 760 Platinum this Friday and as expected, the card is powered by the Nvidia GTX 760 GPU. The card is available in Standard and Platinum and is expected to be the fastest GTX 760 on the market. It also features impressive cooling and overclocking capabilities due to a variety of components including ASUS’s new Direct CU II cooler fans, one of which is a Cool Tech Fan. DIGI+ based Voltage regulation module and Super alloy power components also add to the mix.

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The Striker GTX 760 Platinum to feature factory base GPU overclock of 1088 and Boost clock of 1150MHz.

The Platinum version of the series feature hand picked GPU cores, resulting in a GPU base over clock of 1088 MHz and boost overclock of 1150 MHz. This gains 105 and 117 MHz on the reference unit. All of these provide the platinum version with a 10% performance increase. The Standard Version of the series features a 980 MHz base and 1033 MHz boost clocks.  Both the cards are based on Nvidia’s 28nm Kepler GK104 GPU. They also pack 1152 CUDA cores, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs. However, what sets both the cards apart from other cards on the market is the 4GB of GDDR5 which clocks at an impressive 6008 MHz. This allows for smooth gaming experiences and support of resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.

Coming towards cooling and noise, the Striker Platinum packs a Cool Tech fan. The highly conductive 10 mm Copper cooling fan is in direct contact with GPU. This allows extremely efficient dissipation of heat. The CoolTech fan featured on the Striker Platinum has a hybrid blade with inner radial blowers and outer flower blades to provide a multidimensional air flow. This in turn allows for a much more effective dissipation of heat. With careful fine tuning of the fan’s ramp, the card is also able to deliver high-end performance at less noise. In terms of withstanding stress and heat generated by extreme performance requirements, the card features black metallic solid state capacitors, 8 phased Super Alloy Power Chokes and hardened MOSFETs. All of these materials are specially formulated and increase the overall voltage threshold and overall lifespan of the card.

Both the Standard and the Platinum versions feature ASUS’s exclusive GPU Tweak. This utility gives users a much greater control over the resources of the card’s GPU and therefore end up making overclocking much easier for them. And finally, the cards also feature the ROG logo on the top which also serves the function of an LED indicator, which changes shades according to the levels of performance loads on the GPU. The card is expected to be available from April this year.

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ASUS Z97 motherboard lineup has been leaked which include their upcoming Z97 ROG, Sabertooth and Legacy series products. We also have details regarding the features which ASUS’s next generation Z97 motherboards feature for gamers and overclockers.ASUS Z97 Motherboards

ASUS Z97 Motherboard Unveiled – ROG Maximus, Sabertooth and Deluxe Boards

The ASUS Z97 motherboards lineup includes a total of 6 new leaked products which range in different tiers. Starting with the flagship ROG (Republic of Gamers) overclocking lineup which includes three motherboards:

  • ASUS Maximus VII Hero
  • ASUS Maximus VII Gene
  • ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
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NVIDIA may very well be preparing their Maxwell based GM204 GPU as spotted in a leak posted by Videocardz. The leak which shows shipment data from Zauba.com (via 3DCenter) lists several GPUs along with their naming codes which means that NVIDIA may be currently testing their next generation graphics processing units.NVIDIA Maxwell

NVIDIA Maxwell GM204 GPU Spotted In The Wild, Kepler GK210 In Works

The first chip spotted is the GM204 GPU which is based on NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture. How do we know if its based on Maxwell architecture? Simple, the naming scheme and the ‘M’ moniker which is used to represent the specific architecture of the chip is used for the Maxwell generation of GPUs, e.g. GM107 (GeForce Maxwell), GK 104 (GeForce Kepler, GF104 (GeForce Fermi). The chip is codenamed GM204-GB3-256 which is pretty interesting since it brings up some speculation, the 256 at the end could mean a 256-bit bus interface which might seem true since NVIDIA’s GM204 predecessor, the GK104 featured a 256-bit bus or it could just be one of those odd naming schemes (GK104-225-A2).

It is not confirmed what process would the GeForce Maxwell GM204 GPU would be based on but if the card is planned for launch in early 2H 2014 then we will be looking at a 28nm architecture otherwise we will most likely see 20nm Maxwell GPUs. We recently reported how AMD is going to stick with 28nm across their products this year so they same may be true for NVIDIA. Both companies can wait and perfect their 20nm GPUs for launch next year. The new Maxwell cards would be released as the GeForce 800 series as reported several times before since the GeForce 700 series is over crowded with several GK110 chips. The first two GPUs, presumably the GTX 880 and GTX 870 could both be based on the GM204 GPU but that remains to be seen until officially confirmed. NVIDIA did release their first GeForce Kepler cards on the GM104 architecture and only launched their higher performance GK110 a year later as the GeForce GTX Titan and now we have a lineup that has several GK110 cards.

Disclaimer: The conclusion and guidance given at the end has been given in a completely non-professional capacity. Since this is not intended to be professional investment advice, we cannot be held liable in any way.

AMD (NYSE: AMD) has just reported its Q1 Results for 2014. About 3 months back, I advised against investing (short) because of my forecast of a significant decrease in revenue next quarter. And as far as shorts are concerned, the chipmaker has infact reported a loss. Interestingly however, the reported GAAP diluted LPS (Loss Per Share) of 0.03$ and consequently the reported non-GAAP diluted EPS of 0.02$ is higher than analysts expectation of a  break even on non-GAAP.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) nets Loss Per Share of 3 Cents on GAAP basis – SCRYPT Mining Sales Drying Off, CPU Portion in Decline while GPU portion sees Significant Growth

AMD StockNumbers aren’t everything, because even though the numbers might make it appear as if this Quarterly Report depicts a bad result, the reality is quite different. What we are seeing are signs of an actual, possible company turnabout. I.e. this report could be the first sign that the Profit of Q4 FY13 was not a mere fluke.

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During their quarterly earnings call for Q1 2014, AMD revealed that they would stick with 28nm across all their products as opposed to 20nm which is the process reserved for their future products. Many have their eyes on AMD’s next generation of graphics cards which will feature new and improved 20nm process technology but we have to wait a bit more to see those GPUs in action.AMD 20nm

AMD To Stick With 28nm Across All Products This Year

Lisa Su (Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Business Units at AMD) revealed that their graphics and semi-custom business products are both on 28nm. We have seen several 28nm products across AMD graphics and processors designs which include the Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series for graphics while Steamroller, Jaguar powering AMD’s processors and accelerated processing units. The transcript of the session can be seen below:

Lisa Su – SVP and General Manager of Global Business Units

Sure, Chris. So let me take that and give you a little bit of our thinking.

So in terms of product and technology selection, certainly we need to be at the leading-edge of the technology roadmap. So what we’ve said in the past is certainly this year all of our products are in 28-nanometer across both, you know, graphics client and our semi-custom business. We are, you know, actively in the design phase for 20-nanometer and that will come to production. And then clearly we’ll go to FinFET. So that would be the progression of it.

Lisa Su – SVP and General Manager of Global Business Units

David, I think what I said earlier sort of what we’re doing in terms of technology strategy, we are 28 this year, we have 20-nanometer in design, and then FinFET thereafter. So that’s the overall product portfolio. via Seeking Alpha

Sony and Microsoft’s respective PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles have been brought to life by the manufacturers by putting together small different pieces of very powerful hardware. Both the consoles rock top quality hardware including RAM, CPU and GPU. The central and graphics processing units of the next-gen consoles are specially made and customized by AMD.

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Next-Gen Console Sales and Demand for Radeon Graphic Cards Boosted AMD Earnings

Advanced Micro Devices, abbreviated and most commonly known as AMD, is a veteran American multinational semiconductor company that manufactures computer related technologies and chips. Two most important components i.e. GPU and CPU of the next-gen video game consoles have also basically been developed by AMD, customized specially to fit each console.

Despite being one of the leading central and graphics processing units developer, AMD’s financial conditions over past few years have not been smashing. Other companies such as NVIDIA prove to be a durable competitor to AMD. One thing that makes AMD more notable over other computer chips manufacturers is that it powers PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and certainly this is why the company’s earnings have improved quite well.

Videocardz has released some pretty interesting information regarding AMD’s upcoming Never Settle Forever Bundle (2014). The information not only mentions the exact games but the cards supported. However it seems that many modern games are not included, although it does contain its fair share of AAA titles from Square Enix and Eidos.

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AMD’s Buyer’s Choice Game Offers

AMD Never Settle Forever 2014 Bundle – 3 Tiers scaled along the AMD Radeon GPU Lineup

Anyone familiar with AMD’s past Never Settle promotion bundles would recognize the three tiered reward mechanism of the promotion offer. Basically if you buy the low end, i.e. an R7 250 or an  R7 240 you will get only one game. If you buy the middle end, i.e. the R9 260, R9 270 or the R9 270X you will get 2 games. And if you buy the high end of AMD Radeon GPUs, namely the R9 280, R9 280X, R9 290, R9 290X and R9 295X2 you will get 3 games along with your brand new GPU. Here is the complete list of games that will be given to you courtesy of the AMD team and restrictions/Indie Packages that apply (if any).

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MSI has revealed the pictures of their next generation XPOWER AC and MPOWER MAX AC motherboards which will feature built-in water cooling solutions. The pictures teased by MSI on their Facebook page showcase a new and improved design scheme for the flagship 9-Series chipset based XPOWER and MPOWER motherboards which will be aimed directly towards overclocking enthusiasts while the gaming lineup will be focused towards gamers.MSI XPOWER AC

MSI’s Next Generation XPOWER AC and MPOWER MAX AC Motherboards Pictured

Now, we have talked a lot regarding the MSI 9-Series motherboard lineups over the past few weeks since they have been releasing teasers on their Facebook page and even displayed some prototypes of their Next Gen chipset motherboards during CeBIT 2014. Well those were just prototypes and we couldn’t really make up as to exactly what features do these new boards support. From the few teaser images, we did make up that the new boards will come with interesting design and new features V-Check Points 2, OC Engine, Military Class IV components, Delid Die Guard (XPOWER AC), M.2 interface, Audio Boost 2 and last but not least, new design schemes.

So let’s get on with the OC 9-Series Motherboard lineup from MSI which includes a total of 6 motherboards listed below:

  • MSI XPOWER AC
  • MSI MPOWER MAX AC
  • MSI MPOWER
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At the Red Hat Summit today, AMD’s server group made the first public demonstration of its second generation AMD Opteron X-Series APU codenamed ‘Berlin’. The APU runs on a Linux environment, based on the Fedora Project. The project was founded in 2003 as a result of a merger between Red Hat Linux and Fedora Linux projects and is a community driven Linux distribution. It aims to provide a familiar enterprise class operating environment to developers. It is an important development for developers looking to migrate to x86 APU servers but unwilling to introduce new tools and software platforms into IT environments, according to AMD.

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Demo showcases the world’s first HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture ) featured server APU.

This demo of Berlin is the first showcase in the world of Heterogeneous System Architecture, the Opteron X-Series. HSA aims towards blending scalar processing on the CPU, parallel processing on the GPU and optimized performance on the DSP. Through this, it intends to expose the capabilities of mainstream programmable computing elements. The demo also highlighted a variety of new advancements including Project ‘Sumatra’ which allows Java applications to take advantage of GPUs present inside the APUs. This combination of Linux and Java based on ‘Berlin’ creates a variety of possibilities. It creates a more optimized server platform for multimedia based workloads according to AMD. It will also help drive new levels of workload efficiency on data in data centers according to the company.

You thought the Geforce 700 Series was over, didn’t you ?  Well think again. I am also willing to bet that when asked of an upcoming 700 Series GPU you wold have answered: GTX 790, well, Nvidia has other plans (Does not mean that the 790 isn’t coming). We have just received confirmation that Nvidia is adding not one but three GPUs to their Geforce 700 Series. Namely and in ascending order these are the GT 705, GT 710 and GT 720.

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Nvidia Geforce GT 705, GT 710 and GT 720 to Debut as OEM Only Cards – To have Fermi and Kepler Cores

So basically what we have here is Nvidia rolling out some low end (and when I say low end, I mean really low end) and almost certainly OEM only products to the Geforce 700 series. Although the GT 720 might get to see the light of retail, the GT 705 and GT 710 will probably only ever appear in pre-made OEM pcs charging people extra because of a ‘dedicated gpu’ and before this results in a flame war the same thing happens with low-end Radeon. Pardon my presumptuousness but some marketing tactics are borderline illegal. Putting aside my rant, here is the spec sheet of the upcoming arrivals to the Nvidia lineup, which will probably be launched completely stealthily:

WCCFTech  GPU Core Core Clock Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Memory Bus CUDA Cores  TMUs  ROPs Transistors TDP
Geforce GT 705  GF119-300-A1 810 Mhz  1796 Mhz 1 GB DDR3  64 Bit   48  8  4 292 Million 29W
Geforce GT 710  GK208-301-A1 823 Mhz  1800 Mhz 512MB DDR3  64 Bit   192  16  8 Unknown Unknown
Geforce GT 720  GK208-301-A1 902 Mhz  1800 Mhz 1 GB DDR3  64 Bit   384  16  8 Unknown Unknown
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The retail prices of Intel’s upcoming Haswell Refresh processors have been revealed by Computerbase which show variants ranging from the top $303 US Core i7-4790 to the entry tier Celeron G1840T which will cost $42 US. Intel’s Haswell Refresh processors will launch on 10th of May and would be available for both Mobile and Desktop consumer platforms.Intel Haswell Refresh

Intel Haswell Refresh Desktop and Mobile Processors Prices Confirmed

Intel initially launched their fourth generation Haswell processors in June 2013 at Computex. The processors featured the latest 22nm core 3D Tri-gate transistors technology which improved the IPC and efficiency by a decent amount of Ivy Bridge. The upcoming Haswell Refresh processors are no different then these featuring bumped up clock speeds and more SKU design schemes such as low TDP and low power variants available at similar price points. A total of 26 desktop processors have started shipping to retailers across the globe and  would be available for sale in the upcoming days prior to their official launch planned for next month. The Core i7-4790 will be the flagship processor of the Haswell Refresh lineup and the first 22nm consumer CPU to obtain clock frequency of 4 GHz. It will feature 4 cores and 8 threads. The Core i7-4790 will also be available in ‘S’ and ‘T’ variants which will retail at the same price of $303 US but will feature lower clock speeds since they are aimed towards low TDP and low power platforms. Other models include Core i7-4785T, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590, Core i5-4460, Core i3-4360, Core i3-4350, Core i3-4150 and several Pentium and Celeron variants all of which would be available in “T” and “S” variants.

AMD R9 Series Logo
Hardware

It seems to be a good week for overclocking this week. Overclocking enthusiasts seem to be in the mood with new records being set every day. This time, their target has been the AMD Radeon R9 290X. Slovenian enthusiast Moonman has set new records for the card in HWBOT Unique Heaven with a score of 5504.9 points on the DX11 extreme profile. This translates into the global rank of 1 out of 1000 for single core GPUs and a rank of 1 out of 82 for the R9 290X.

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Record achieved on the R9 290X by using liquid nitrogen to cool the ‘guinea’ on the core. Temperature lowered to -140 Celsius.

The card was overclocked by Moonman to achieve frequencies of 1540/7400 MHz. This was made possible by employing liquid nitrogen and  to cool the GPU and also by modifying the power subsystem on the video card. The use of liquid nitrogen allowed to achieve a load temperature of -140 degree Celsius and ambient temperature of of 22 degree Celsius. The thermal compound used was the Gelid GC-Extreme to boost overall thermal conductivity. The processor used by Moonman was the Core i5-4670 K. This was also overclocked to 5723 MHz. This was made possible by using the cascade system of phase transition. An interesting point here is the memory used by the enthusiast. The memory employed was single chanel 4096 MB DDR3 (SDRAM) with a clock speed of 1/305 MHz and it was on this single channel RAM that the overclocked frequencies were achieved. Moonman himself explained that in order to boot the system and increase overall stability single channel memory had to be used.

Galaxy S5 cost
Gadgets Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown shows that Galaxy S5 costs Samsung around $256 a piece. The Galaxy S5 teardown conducted by Chipworks shows the parts of this mega flagship while a leading market research firm, IHS, has analyzed the cost of all the components fitted in Samsung Galaxy S5. IHS had conduced a similar analysis for Galaxy’s main rival, iPhone 5s last year which, it estimated, costs around $199 to produce.Galaxy S5 teardownRelevant read: Samsung Galaxy S5 Deals being Offered by Carriers and Retailers

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown:

Samsung is selling its current flagship smartphone for $650 carrier-free. The flagship comes at around $200 with a contract of two years. The leading research firm IHS estimates that the hardware components of Samsung Galaxy S5 cost about $256 to the company.

The analysis breaks down the cost tag for most of the components of Galaxy S5. According to IHS break down, Galaxy S5′s Super AMOLED display module is the most expensive component of the smartphone, coming at

iPhone 6 leaked images
Hardware

iPhone 6 leaked images:

Two new sets of iPhone 6 leaked images have surfaced today giving some clues to how the larger iPhone 6 would look like. iPhone 6 front panel is being held next to an iPhone 5s with a seemingly factory background. The next set consists of images on batteries allegedly part of an iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 leaked images

iPhone Air Concept

This iPhone 6 front panel shows the cutouts for camera, ear speaker, light sensor, and the Home button. iPhone 6

Update - MSI has contacted us that the bug has been fixed through a new BIOS that was rolled out at the start of this month. The issue was related to AMD drivers and MSI’s double PWM fan control system on the TriFrozr graphics cooler. For those running MSI’s Radeon R9 290X Lightning, you can download the following BIOS file and update your cards using the LiveBIOS utility to ensure optimal performance.

http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R9_290X_LIGHTNING.html#/?div=Utility&os=Win8.1

[Report] At Hawaii’s launch there were multiple jokes about it running too hot. Well, if you are an MSI R9 290X Lightning owner then the joke might become a harsh reality for you. It turns out that a bug that ails only the 290X Lightning’s stops both side fans from working, causing severe heating issues. We were first notified of this critical malfunction by reader Greg Mann and a simple forum search revealed that the problem was rampant in practically every MSI Lightning (R9 290X) out there. At the time of writing, AMD has been notified of the problem.

Lightning R9 290X Catalyst 14.3 Fan Bug Overheating

Catalyst 14.3 Beta Drivers causes critical fan malfunction in MSI Lightning R9 290X

Catalyst 14.3 Driver Issue causes Side Fans of the MSI R9 290X Lightning to Stop Working

Thankfully however, from what we can see in the forum responses at least, all owners noticed the problem quickly enough and stopped any GPU intensive activity while downgrading to a safe Catalyst version. It is worth noting here that the Catalyst 14.3 is a BETA driver and AMD has warned about bugs like this on practically every documentation available.  However from a cursory glance this issue has been prevalent in even 14.2 BETA drivers. Here is the hierarchy of the problem:

  • Catalyst 14.3: Causes critical malfunction of side fans not functioning and middle fan locked at 30%. Manual override using MSI Afterburner or Catalyst Control Not possible. The result is almost certain damage to the GPU if it is put under continuous, heavy load.
  • Catalyst 14.2: Causes the auto feature to malfunction, resulting in the side fans not spinning up and increasing RPM when GPU is put under load. The result is inadequate cooling and overheating. Manual override is possible.
  • Catalyst 13.12: Everything works fine.


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