New 4-Inch iPhone is Apparently Much Cheaper

There’s been a deluge of rumours regarding Apple’s upcoming 4-inch handset, and its purpose in the current market place. Theoretically, the “iPhone SE” is designed to be a replacement for the iPhone 5s launched in 2013. It’s not a major change, but a basic revamp to offer more options to consumers who prefer a smaller model. Sources indicate that the new device will sport an almost identical aesthetic design to the iPhone 5s with slightly curved edges. However, the internals have been enhanced and should include an A9 processor, Apple Pay and Live Photos functionality.

According to KGI Securities, the iPhone SE incorporates an impressive 12-megapixel camera, and targets the $400-$500 price point. This is a surprisingly affordable price and suggests Apple is trying to forge a position in the mid-range sector. This would greatly broaden the device’s appeal and allow consumers with a smaller budget to own a brand new iPhone. Apple also intends to drop the iPhone 5s price by a whopping 50 percent to help shift units. KGI estimates 131 percent growth in 4-inch iPhone shipments to around 37 million units in 2016. Although, they predict most of these sales stem from the iPhone 5S after large discounts. Apple is expected to launch the iPhone SE at an event on March 16th as well as a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Apple devices always have a price premium and their previous attempt to offer a budget-orientated model with the iPhone 5c was flawed. This is because the 5c’s price wasn’t significantly cheaper and evoked a poor feel. To be successful, Apple needed to create a large pricing gap between the two handsets. On the other hand, the iPhone SE looks very interesting and suggests a change in attitude from Apple. Despite this, there’s a huge amount of competition from Samsung, HTC, LG and other Chinese manufacturers. Although, Apple has this knack of enticing large numbers of people to purchase their products.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumored to Have 6GB of RAM

Modern mobile phones usually sport a very impressive specification and the technology continues to progress at a rapid pace. It’s common for relatively affordable models to have 2-3GB RAM, and an octa-core CPU. For example, the Hauwei Honor 7 is frequently discounted to £209.99 and utilizes a Hisilicon Kirin 935 processor with a quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 configuration. This exemplifies how capable modern smartphones are even if you’re on a very limited budget. Arguably, this means there really isn’t a need to spend a fortune unless you enjoy using a top-of-the-range model.

The Samsung Galaxy Note popularized “phablet” devices and there’s been a growing trend to gradually increase the screen size on various handsets. So far, Samsung has experimented with screen sizes ranging from 5.7 to 6 inches to gauge the market reaction. The Galaxy Note has traditionally featured a 5.7-inch display and some users feel this is far too cumbersome for daily use. However, according to a rumour posted on a Chinese blog, the screen size could be increased to 5.8-inches.

Not only that, the source suggests Samsung will use a Quad-HD Super AMOLED display, and include a 12-megapixel camera. Oddly enough, the camera utilizes something entitled, “Super OIS” but we’re not entirely certain what this means. Perhaps, it’s a special software suite to help with image stabilization. The handset is also rumoured to come in two models; one with 64GB of storage while the higher end unit incorporates 128GB. On another note, the blog predicts Samsung will opt for 6GB of RAM in their latest Note device. This is an unbelievable amount of memory, and I’m not sure why anyone would need that much on an Android phone. Obviously, you can never have too much RAM, but I don’t really see a purpose for it. Furthermore, this will impact on cost.

LG’s Upcoming Mobile Flagship Specification Leaked

LG’s mobile division isn’t the most successful from a financial standpoint, but the handsets themselves are absolutely marvelous. The LG Flex 2 offers superb performance on an innovative screen, while the G4 continues to reign supreme as the best premium handset on the market under £350. The G4’s successor is scheduled for release in February next year to inject sales into LG’s mobile product range instead of the traditional Q2 release date. Furthermore, the upcoming device’s specification has been leaked from a credible source and allegedly features a 21-megapixel camera, 5.6-inch 2560×1440 display and top-of-the-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Additionally, rumors suggest there will be a fingerprint sensor, 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and controversially, a metal unibody back.

This means LG is moving away from the gorgeous replaceable leather covers and using a sealed design. As a result, you won’t be able to swap out the battery in a similar vein to most premium handsets. Honestly, this is a terrible decision if true, as many people enjoy the freedom and peace of mind from non-soldered batteries. While the unibody might evoke a more luxury feel, it’s bound to alienate a certain section of the market.

Is a removable battery important to you when selecting a handset?

DOOM Closed Alpha PC Requirements Released

The DOOM closed Alpha is currently available to anyone who pre-ordered or bought Wolfenstein: The New Order on or before May 26, 2014. This includes access to the platform of your choice and designed to test the network infrastructure in a real-usage scenario. The Alpha contains the Heatwave multiplayer map and based on 6v6 Team Deathmatch gameplay. There are also 6 weapons, 2 equipment items, a demon and the Gauss Cannon. In terms of the game’s technical requirements, there’s nothing too demanding although recommending an i7 does seem a bit baffling.  Here is the complete list of requirements in full:

Minimum Specification:

64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1
Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better / AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB VRAM)
6GB HDD space
Steam account
High speed internet connection

Recommended Specification:

64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7 @ 3.4GHz or better / AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0GHz or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB or more VRAM) / AMD Radeon R9 280 (3GB or more VRAM)
6GB HDD space
Steam account
High speed internet connection

DOOM’s fluid fast-paced gameplay looks extremely promising and provides an old school first-person-shooter experience. Sadly, I didn’t pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order which received excellent reviews and surpassed my expectations.

Are you looking forward to DOOM?

Star Wars: Battlefront PC Requirements Revealed

Star Wars Battlefront’s release is tantalizing close and EA has scheduled a Beta phase to mark this momentous occasion. As you might expect from DICE, the PC release is visually stunning due to the Frostbite 3 engine. Throughout DICE’s history, they have attempted to bring a certain visual flair to each PC release and thoroughly test the best configurations on the market. To prepare users for the upcoming Beta, EA has announced the minimum and recommend specification:

Minimum PC System Requirements:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i3 6300T or equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Graphics card (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended PC System Requirements:

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

The minimum specification isn’t overly taxing and should be suitable for any system from the past few years. However, 16GB RAM seems absurdly high on the recommend section considering most games don’t even come close to utilizing 8GB. Apart from this anomaly, every other aspect appears to indicate a scalable PC version.

At the time of writing, some early access copies have already been issued to press outlets and streamers with a large audience. Patience is key though, as a large roll-out should happen extremely soon and there’s no need to spend ages retweeting or sharing social media posts for a code.

Are you looking forward to Star Wars Battlefront?

Samsung’s 18.4-Inch Tablet Specifications Leaked?

In the last couple of years, there has been a trend to increase the display size on smartphones and tablets, as illustrated by the Nexus 6. Previously, any smartphone above 4.5-inches was deemed to be on the larger side, but most devices these days range between 5.2-inches to 5.5-inches. This begs the question, what is the acceptable limit? According to Samsung, there’s room in the tablet market for an 18.4-inch model which almost defies belief.

The device’s specification has apparently been leaked via GFXBench 3.1 performance tests. According to the benchmark, the Samsung 18.4-inch tablet will feature a Exynos 7 Octa (4xCortex A53 + 4xCortex A57 – ARMv8 big.LITTLE) CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (25GB once the OS and other applications consume space) and front facing 2-megapixel camera. The screen’s resolution seems rather low at 1920×1080 and offers a poor pixels-per-inch rate for modern tablets. Although this might help the Mali-T720 perform better in graphically demanding tasks.

Samsung currently refers to the device as the SM-T670 which runs the latest version of Android 5.1.1. Additionally, the tablet supports Bluetooth, GPS, a Lightsensor, and WiFi. Sadly, NFC isn’t possible, and the huge size restricts gaming focused inclusions such as a gyroscope. Nevertheless, this piece of information appears to prove the existence of Samsung’s 18.4-inch tablet and I’m fascinated to see who the target market is.

What do you think the maximum sensible size for tablets should be?

Image courtesy of MacRumours.

Lumia 950 And 950 XL Specification Confirmed

Microsoft has accidentally preempted the upcoming announcement of the flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL. According to a listing on Microsoft’s UK Store, both devices will feature a WQHD display and 20-megapixel rear camera with ZEISS optics. The 950’s 5-2 inch panel offers an enhanced pixels-per-inch rate and comes in a sensible size.

In contrast to this, the 950 XL is extremely large with a total display size of 5.7-inch. Additional information regarding the storage limits was divulged and it looks like both handsets will include 32GB as standard with a microSD slot allowing for up to 2TB of expansion. Early reports indicate the 950 series will utilize a USB-Type C connection and support fast charging. Microsoft is also bundling the handsets with their latest operating system.

The mid-high end market is awash with a number of exceptional value-for-money handsets including the One Plus 2 and Hauwei Honor 7. It’s been quite a while since Microsoft launched a top-tier handset and the specifications are usually more modest on Windows Phone due to the light resources required by the operating system. Microsoft is hoping to bring more customers to Windows Mobile as their current market share leaves a lot to be desired.

What do you think of the Windows Mobile platform?

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Alien Isolation Linux System Requirements Revealed

Feral Interactive is responsible for a number of excellent Linux ports including XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Company of Heroes 2 and Shadow of Mordor. Their latest venture revolves around the highly-regarded tense horror game, Alien Isolation. The company has released the minimum and recommended specification for Linux users which we have listed below for your convenience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS  Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64bit) or SteamOS
  • Processor 2.6 GHz
  • RAM 4GB
  • Hard Disk 35GB
  • Graphics 1GB*
  • Input Keyboard & Mouse

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64bit) or SteamOS or higher
  • Processor 2.6 GHz
  • RAM 8GB
  • Hard Disk 35GB
  • Graphics 2GB**
  • Input Gamepad

*Requires an NVIDIA 600 series or better running driver version 355.11 or better

**Requires an NVIDIA 700 series or better running driver version 355.11 or better

Intel and AMD GPUs are not supported.

A Steam account is required.

Strangely enough, it seems an NVIDIA GPU is required to play the game on Linux. However, these specifications are subject to change and I highly doubt this will be the case on release. AMD users should be able to access this title without any issues and I would argue the port is only certified on NVIDIA cards at this time. Overall, Alien Isolation isn’t too demanding and the Windows version ran flawlessly on virtually every configuration.

Thank you The Dark Side of Gaming for providing us with this information.

Capcom Unveils Street Fighter V PC Requirements

Capcom has revealed the official PC requirements for Street Fighter V and recommended configuration to play the game as intended:


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB DDR3
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 480 (or higher)
  • Network: Broadband Connection Required
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 11
  • Soundcard: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K @3.50GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR3
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 960
  • Network: Broadband Connection Required
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 11
  • Soundcard: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset or better

As you can see, the minimum requirements are fairly reasonable and should work on any gaming rig from the last few years. However, publishers are always quite vague with these specifications and there’s no information about resolution, graphical settings or achievable framerate with each configuration. On another note, Street Fighter V will be a Steamworks title with cloud saves, achievements and trading cards.

Unfortunately, there’s no launch support for DirectX 12 but this isn’t a major issue if the game runs well enough on a wide array of systems. Street Fighter V looks impressive and I cannot wait to test the game out with my Hori Fight Stick.

Are you looking forward to Street Fighter V?

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HTC One A9 Benchmarks Leaked

Despite HTC’s struggling financial position, the company is set to unveil the world’s most powerful handset featuring a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor clocked at 1.96 GHz, 4GB RAM and 1920×1080 or 2560×1440, 5-5 inch screen. Unfortunately, there’s no information regarding the cameras, battery capacity or internal ROM but this should be revealed in the coming months. Although, we do know that the device will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and set for a December 2015 release. The image below contains details of the handset’s single-core and multi-core performance in Geekbench: 

The numbers here are fairly interesting and compare rather well to other top-tier Android handsets. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge attained a multi-core score of 4394 while the HTC One M9 reached 2926. As you can see, the HTC One A9’s performance is staggering and the benchmarks look extremely promising. In terms of single-core performance, the HTC One A9 is outperformed by the HTC Nexus 9 which features an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver CPU running at 2449 MHz. Although it does come in second place and beats the S6 Edge which benched at 1311.

Overall, the HTC One A9 from initial renders look absolutely stunning and its performance should make it the fastest handset ever devised. Hopefully, this handset can turn around HTC’s financial fortunes.

Thank you PocketNow for providing us with this information.

XFX R9 370 Specification and Release Date Leaked!

Update: AMD 300 series cards have now been delayed!

Today is a great news for leaked graphics card information, first we have the Titan X benchmarks and now the XFX Radeon R9 370 Core Edition has leaked!

It’s now rumoured that the first 300 series card to go into production is not a high-end card, but the Core Edition from XFX, which will start production after Chinese New Year. It is equipped with the Trinidad Pro processor and comes with a 256-bit interface in both 2GB and 4GB variants. The card will be powered by a single 6-pin connection and require between 110W and 130W. The XFX R9 370 Core Edition (R9-370A-ENF) will be equipped with a pair of Dual-DVI ports, a HDMI and a DisplayPort connection.

Beyond that, we can expect the R9 370X, which we expect to feature the Trinidad XT hardware, as well as a 370 Pro Edition; we’ll bring you more information on these as soon as we have it.

The XFX Radeon R9 370 Core Edition is expected to launch in April.

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iPad Air 2 Specifications Leaked

The waiting time is almost over for those of you that have been waiting to hear the next news from Apple. At first it was rumoured that Apple would hold its next event on the 21st, but new leaks and sources tell that the event will be held on the 16th. So that’s just a little over a week away. We’ve already heard about the new iMac’s with 5K Retina display and OS X Yosemite being presented at the event, but there is more.

Apple is also set to unveil their 6th generation of iPad, which is said to be the thinnest tablet available. The iPad Air 2 is set to make its début at the event according to two separate sources. These sources also shared images of the new products, but in order to protect them the blog decided to only describe and not publish them. While that’s a bit disappointing, it’s also understandable. While there can be last-minute changes prior to such a launch and after the leaks, it  seems unlikely this time as the mass production has started. If any, changes will be minor.

So here are the facts about the new iPad Air 2. The display is produced by TPK, GIS, Sharp, Samsung and LG among a few others and will use the same fully laminated display technique that’s already been used with the iPhone for years. This is done by manufacturing the cover glass and Retina LCD as a single unit. This in return allows for a thinner product. It isn’t sure yet if Apple will make the jump to Retina HD screens just yet, but it would be a reasonable assumption.

The overall design is said to be same with just minor adjustments. It will have the same bezels and shape, but it will be 0.5 mm thinner than the previous model. Besides the improved manufacturing technique used in the display, the thinner size is archived by removing the mute/vibration switch. The speakers have been re-engineered and only take up a single row grill now instead of the previous two; but the new holes are drilled slightly larger. The microphones have been relocated from the top to next to the camera module; one on each side. The volume controls have been recessed a bit more which gives them a better blend with the shape and design.

The front camera is being upgraded to support 720p video calls and the rear camera is getting upgraded to 8 MP; this should improve almost all aspects of taking photos with the iPad, except how you look when doing so. We’ve previously heard that the RAM will be doubled to 2 GB and the processor is upgraded to the new A8 chip manufactured by TMSC; the improvements on the processor should allow for a longer battery life, something anyone can appreciate.

Unconfirmed rumours suggest that Apple might scratch the 16 GB model for the Air and only sell 32, 64 and 128 GB version. The Touch ID has been added to the iPad Air 2 as well and is said to have been redesigned in almost all aspects due to the high failure rate of these in the last year. Apple Pay will also work with the iPad Air 2, though you’ll look just as silly paying with it as you will taking photos. The sources tell that Apply Pay wont be unveiled at the event, but shortly after. The new Air will also be available in a Gold coloured version on top of the black and silver.

Thank you TheMichealReport for providing us with these information

Image courtesy of Apple

Valve Releases Details About Steam Box Beta Hardware Specifications

Valve are not hanging around, they’re getting their systems ready for release into the wild to 300 lucky people. While we still don’t know who will get the hardware (I know I have my name down!) we now know a little more about the systems, a nice addition to the wave of information we had last week about the new controllers.

Steam Machines will be available next year from a variety of companies, with varying specifications and in Valves own words they may differ substantially from the Valve prototypes.

Much like Nvidia are working on at the moment with their BattleBox, I think it’s already shaping up that “Steam Box” will be a badge of honour, much like a “this machine meets our standards” much in the same way as THX do with giving their thumbs up to movie production quality, albeit with Valve offering a set of templates for people to build towards, and upon.

“So for our own first prototype Steam Machine ( the one we’re shipping to 300 Steam users ), we’ve chosen to build something special. The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to. Apart from the custom enclosure, anyone can go and build exactly the same machine by shopping for components and assembling it themselves. And we expect that at least a few people will do just that. (We’ll also share the source CAD files for our enclosure, in case people want to replicate it as well.) “

This isn’t the final hardware, it’s not even representative of the whole range of what Valve wants to do, but it should give you some idea of the higher end of their scale in terms of performance.

The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components:

  • GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660
  • CPU: some boxes with Intel i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB GDDR5 (GPU)
  • Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
  • Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
  • Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

Upgrades will be at each user’s discretion on the final models, and Steam intend to help customers understand the differences between machines, hardware strengths and weaknesses, and upgrade decisions. Seeming trying to educate the PC gaming community to make it feel a little more accessible.

What are your thoughts on the new hardware, excited on this new bridge between the desktop PC and the HTPC?

Thank you Valve for providing us with this information.

HDMI Forum Officially Confirms HDMI 2.0 Specification

The HDMI specification has seen a few updates since the solution was launched and while the 2.0 specification isn’t breaking news to those in the industry, it is now good to know that the hardware details have been finalised at that the HDMI 2.0 specification is ready to go into production / usage / whatever.

The new HDMI specifications were developed by the HDMI Forum and offer up a significant increase in bandwidth, which now sits at a peak of 18Gbps, more than enough to support features such as 4K@50/60 2160p. This comes with support for 32 channels of audio, dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions of CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).

The new system is completely backwards compatible with older HDMI specifications and will usher in a new range of HDMI 2.0 compatible devices, pushing forward the support for new audio and video features on consumer devices for the next few years, especially given the steady uptake of 4K technology as prices begin to fall.

“The introduction of the HDMI 2.0 Specification represents a major milestone for the HDMI Forum,” said Robert Blanchard of Sony Corporation, president of the HDMI Forum. “Our members collaborated closely to take the highly successful HDMI Specification to the next level by expanding audio and video features for consumer electronics applications.”

Thank you AVForums and HDMI for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of AVForums.

Official PS4 Specs Released

Sony has won over the hearts and minds of millions of gamers this week and while Microsoft put on a good show in the E3 warm up, there was little they could do to stop the award winning performance that was the PlayStation 4. Sony has gained further confidence today by revealing the final hardware specifications of the PlayStation 4 retail units, showing us just how close we are to the actual release window.

Many of these details have been known for some time, many were leaked and many were lightly mentioned in the first PlayStation 4 press event back in February,but sometimes it’s just nice to see them in black and white and get everything nailed down on a The Jaguar architecture still makes up the 8 core AMD APU and will bring with it some impressive power saving features and with the addition of Radeon GPU cores it can also turn some impressive figures with 1.84 TFLOPS of compute workload. The GPU its self features 18 compute units running at 800MHz, 6 more than the Xbox One.

One of the best features is a 500GB hard drive that is user replaceable or upgradable, meaning no proprietary hard drive units and that is something that will no doubt keep the PlayStation faithful happy. Add to this USB 3.0, Blu-Ray 6x (three times faster than PlayStation 3), B/G/N Wi-Fi and more.

  • Product name: PlayStation 4 Jet Black
  • Product code: CUH-1000A series
  • Recommended retail price: US $399, Canada $399, Europe €399, and UK £349
  • Main processor: Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: x86/64 AMD “Jaguar”, eight cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
  • Memory: GDDR5 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB hard disk drive
  • External dimensions: Approx 275x53x305mm (width x height x length -tentative, excludes largest projection)
  • Mass: Approx 2.8kg
  • Optical Drive: BD x6 CAV, DVD x8 CAV (read only)
  • Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
  • Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x1, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV Output: HDMI out port, Toslink SPDIF


  • PlayStation 4 system
  • Wireless controller (Dual Shock) x1
  • Mono headset x1 (but controller is stereo capable)
  • AC power cord x1
  • HDMI cable x1
  • USB cable x1

What do you make of these specifications? Keep in mind that Microsoft has yet to nail down the specifics of the Xbox One, but it is safe to say that it’s no where near as powerful as the PlayStation 4, only time will tell if that is something that is even going to matter.

Thank you Eurogamer for providing us with this information

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 780 At GeForce eSports Event

We’ve been bringing you a lot of rumour and speculation about the Geforece GTX 780 recently, but it’s finally good to get some cold hard facts, as well as some 100% genuine photos of the real deal and that’s exactly what we have today.

The GeForce eSports festival is currently taking place in China and it was the perfect battle ground for Nvidia to raise the curtain on the latest entry to their flagship 7xx GPU range.

With a release date of May 23rd the card is almost upon us and Scott Herkelman, the Geforce General Manager was on hand at the show to give us all an official first look.

Of course there are many more cards from the 7xx range still to come and we can expect to see the GTX 770 follow it up just a week later on the 30th of May.

Featuring the GK110 core with a few cut backs the GTX 780 is essentially the GTX Titan on a least, but that’s still enough to put it around 20% more powerful than the current GTX 680 and that’s no bad thing in terms of performance. With 12 stream processors, 2304 cores, 3GB of GDDR5 memory, a 320 / 384 bit memory bus and the same cooler design as the GTX Titan, this is certainly shaping up to be a great card.

Expect prices in the region of 500-600 Euros and non reference card designs to follow a few weeks after the official release.

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