After leaking for a number of weeks, the NVIDIA new desktop GPUs have made it to the official list: the Geforce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 cards are out and priced respectively at $329 and $549 (MSRP). Both are what’s commonly called “performance kickers”, which means that NVIDIA has worked on key metrics that would make them better products, namely higher performance per dollar, and higher performance per watt, two indispensable data points for anyone who wants something other than “absolute bragging rights (at any price)”. The GeForce GTX 980 is about twice as fast as the GTX 680.
But beyond the pure raw performance expressed as a combination of core throughput and memory bandwidth, NVIDIA is promoting four rendering “features” that it has worked on. None of them are key hardware features, but rather very well polished software features that have a true impact on gaming. Let’s go over the lis Read full post →NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 + GTX 970: Beyond The Hardware Specs
The Android L is touted to be one of the most important Android updates to date, although there is no finalized name to the mobile operating system just yet. Still, much has been talked about this particular mobile operating system version from Google, including word that handset manufacturers will be revealing Android L updates before 2014 clocks out for good. Among them would be the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as the recently revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 4, two flagships for the relevant market niches from Samsung.