AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 Could Launch Next Month!

It looks like AMD are cooking up a big product launch for December, one that could knock Nvidia into the stone age! The as yet un-named graphics card from the red team is currently not officially named, but let’s call this powerhouse the Fury X2 for conversations sake. We’ve already known about this card for a little while now, as Lisa Su was keen to show off a PCB that had not one, but two Fiji GPUs on board. The only problem is when, where and how much it will be, are still unknown.

AMD are to hold a special event in December, where it is believed the Fury X2 will be released. With no rumours pointing to a similar dual-GPU monster from the Nvidia camp, a dual Fiji and HBM equipped card could quickly put AMD back at the top of the GPU power food chain.

The first new teaser comes courtesy of Johan Andersson of DICE, always a reliable source for leaks as he previously teased the 295X2 and the R9 290X. Unfortunately for Johan and no doubt AMD, it seems his “pre-release GPU” had some leaks of its own.

Expect more information to follow quite quickly, as is often the case with leaks, there’s always more than one.

Dell UP2715K Expected in December for Less than $2K

Dell is full of good display news today, this time regarding the world’s first 5K monitor that is about to hit the market. Sources now say that the Dell UP2715K will retail for less than $2000 despite the current official $2500 listing and there is more good news on as it could arrive as early as December.

We’ve seen Apple launch their iMac with a 5K screen, but so far anyone else hasn’t been able to get this resolution. Dell’s 27-inch monitor has a IPS display with GB-r-LED backlighting that offers a 5120 x 2880 resolution with a 8ms grey to grey response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen has a wide colour gamut with 99% Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB coverage.

The optical bonding and anti-reflective coating used eliminates reflection from the LCD panel itself and the protective glass layer in front of it. This in return allows more light to be transmitted and dramatically improves clarity, vividness and contrast. Dell also gave it an anti-smudge coating to help you keep it clean.

There are a lot of options on how you want to use the monitor as it has VESA mounts as well as a stand that supports tilt, swivel, height and rotate adjustments. Sound is provided by integrated Harman Kardon 16W speakers and it has 6 USB 3.0 ports, two DisplayPort, one mini-DisplayPort as well as a card reader.

Thanks to TFTcentral for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of Dell

World of Warcraft Movie Delayed To 2016

Previous news set the World of Warcraft movie launch date on the 18th of December 2015. However, we learned that it has been delayed to 2016, according to a tweet from the official World of Warcraft Twitter account.

Based on the information given, it seems that the movie will be moving from its 18th of December 2015 release date to an 11th of March 2016 release date. It is unclear as to why there might be a delay since no explanation was given, but since games get frequent delays, why not movies based on games get delays as well eh? Blizzard’s involvement and the company’s attention to detail and their reputation for delaying games, this does not come as a complete shock, but hopefully what this means is that we can look forward to an even greater movie and perhaps prove that movies adapted from video games don’t have to be horrible.

During BlizzCon 2013, additional details of the movie was shared with attendees. The movie will take us back to the original Warcraft game where it will be more about Orcs versus Humans as opposed to some of Warcraft’s later stories, like the one involving Arthas and the Lich King. The movie is expected to begin filming next year and according to the rumors, Colin Farrell and Paula Patton could be part of the cast.

Thank you Ubergizmo for providing us with this information