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AMD Hawaii GPUs Returning With Radeon 300 Series

It’s not uncommon for current generation graphics cards to be tweaked, improved and rebranded to become part of the next-generation launch. This time around, it seems that the current line-up of Hawaii GPUs, such as the…

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Nintendo Makes First Profit in 4 Years

For the first time since 2011, Nintendo has recorded a profit. From business year April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015, the company revealed a $4.6 billion revenue with an operating profit of £207 million. That’s…

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Intel Skylake i7 6700K Performance Figures Leaked

Intel Skylake is finally on the horizon and hardware is slowly starting to trickle into the hands of hardware developers around the world, which means one thing; leaked information is coming! The first leak about Intel’s…

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Nexus 7 Tablets Get Bricked After Updating to Android 5.0

Some Nexus 7 owners haven’t had a chance to fully take advantage of what Google’s Android 5.0 brings. It is reported that some Nexus 7 users had their tablets bricked after updating the device to the…

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Voice-over-LTE Set to Launch in the UK on Three This Summer

The UK is laying the ground for an intense competition between carriers this summer. Three, the 4th largest mobile carrier in the country, has just announced that it will be launching its VoLTE feature in Q3…

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ExecuteIndirect Command in DirectX 12 Brings Improved Performance and Low CPU Usage

Microsoft has revealed a new indirect dispatching draw solution that can be used by all DirectX 12 compatible hardware, completely replacing the DrawIndirect and DispatchIndirect commands. The company says that this solution will bring ‘major performance…

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Official Battlefield Hardline PC System Requirements Revealed

The open beta phase for Battlefield Hardline starts tomorrow and EA revealed to official PC system requirements for the game to go along. You’ll need a pretty decent machine to play this game under recommended guidelines,…

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VR Gaming: Building Your Own Oculus Rig

Introduction I’ve had my Oculus Rift VR Headset, more specifically the DK2, for several months now, but one question keeps coming back time and time again, what kind of system do you need to run VR…

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Rumour: Nvidia GTX 960 Coming in January

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards based around the Maxwell architecture have impressed gamers around the world. They offer excellent efficiency, performance and more, making them some of the best graphics cards money…

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eTeknix 2014 Christmas Tech Buying Guide

Christmas time is almost here and as we wrap up warm over winter, we’re also wrapping up on a year of incredible products here at eTeknix HQ. We’ve had hundred of reviews this year, but no…

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Google Glass to Use Intel Processor

The Wall Street Journal reports that the next version of Google Glass will use Intel Processors. The Journal says that Google has formed a deal with the chip maker, meaning Google’s yet-to-be widely released wearable will…

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New Fractal Design Product Coming Soon!

Fractal Design are playing a fun game with us all today. They’ve begun teasing a new product that is soon to hit the market, but they won’t tell us what it is! Of course, we here…

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“Three Glasses” Oculus Rift Alternative Hits Chinese Market

Imitation is the highest form of flattery and the Oculus Rift technology from Oculus VR is no exception. While Oculus are hardly the first to come to market with VR technology, they are the ones who…

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PowerColor Release PCS+ 290X 8GB Graphics Card

The current hot topic is certainly 8GB graphics cards, with more and more manufacturers hitting the market with revised graphics cards. The most recent addition to the party is the PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X, which now…

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Fractal Design Kelvin AIO Water Coolers Revealed

Have you been eager to get your hands on a new CPU water cooler? Then you may want to check out these lovely new models from Fractal Design. The new Kelvin series features an expandable all-in-one…

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8 GB XFX Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Spotted

Eager to get your graphics card loving hands on more VRAM? Then check out one of the first 8GB R9 290X graphics cards from XFX! We’ve already heard that Sapphire, MSI and PowerColor are working on similar…

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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and X99S Gaming 9 ACK Now Available

MSI has just released their latest motherboards; the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and the MSI X99S Gaming 9. ACK brings support for wireless solutions, powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro. ACK delivers 3.5x lower latency and 2.9x times…

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HP Returning to PC Gaming Hardware Market with Omen

Asus, MSI, Razer, PCSpecialist and many others have ultra high-end gaming notebooks on the market right now, but soon they’ll have an extra competitor in the form of the HP Omen. HP dropped out of the…

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GALAX Hall of Fame GTX 970 and 980 Released

Are you a fan of the Hall of Fame series of graphics cards? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that GALAX have just released the latest and greatest in the series; the GALAX GTX 980 HOF and…

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Gigabyte G1.Gaming H81 Motherboard Revealed

If you’re on the market for an entry-level micro-ATX motherboard, then today is a good day. The new Gigabyte G1.Gaming may not pack waves of ultra high-end features, but for those on a tighter budget, it packs…

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FSP Reveal Their New 80Plus Platinum AURUM PT PSU Range

The new FSP AURUM PT power supply series has just been revealed, featuring a range of high performance products for the gaming enthusiast and overclocking markets. All of the new PSUs come equipped with 80 Plus…

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Colorful GeForce GTX 980 iGame Revealed

Colorful are preparing to launch their new flagship GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, the GTX 980 iGame. The company has quite a reputation for going completely over the top when it comes to their flagship graphics…

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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Revealed

The drive for extreme performance is never-ending and the Haswell-E X99 hardware is no exception. ASRock already have some very impressive X99 motherboards on the market, but that hasn’t stopped them from revealing the world’s most…

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Gigabyte Reveal New Z97-HD3P Motherboard

Flagship, extreme performance and overclocking motherboards steal a lot of the spotlight, which is understandable, but the reality is that we often purchase our consumer based products from further down the range. The new Gigabyte’s Z97-HD3P is…

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Palit GeForce GTX 980 Super-JetStream Revealed

The new Nvidia graphics card series has been with us a couple of weeks now, but there’s still a great selection of new cards on their way. The latest card to be revealed comes from Palit, which…

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Backblaze Reveal Their Hard Drive Fail Rates for Hitachi, Seagate & WD

Online backup service Backblaze have just published their enterprise hard drive fail rate statistics for 2014. Since they have a large data centre at their disposal, they’re in a perfect position to report on the reliability of hard…

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Butterfly Labs Mining Rigs “Useful Only As Room Heaters”

Butterfly Labs, a Missouri based system builder who design and sell computers for mining Bitcoin, have landed themselves in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Butterfly Labs have been charging firms a total of up…