Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Well folks, it is this time of the year again! Everyone at TechPowerUp (and NextPowerUp) would like to wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones! We hope the festivities are grand and the presents of high performance. May all your wishes have come true and you are able to celebrate in a tranquil atmosphere.

And, we also want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for making 2014 another awesome year. We had lots and lots of interesting things to tell you about, but rest assured, that 2015 will be even greater! We hope you will enter the new year with a great big bang and wish you all the best for the new year.

From all of us, here at TPU/NPU: Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noël, Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Buon Natale, Feliz Natal, Feliz Navidad,...
Monday, December 29th 2014

Today's Reviews

Keyboards
Motherboards
Mouse
NAS
Notebooks
Sound Cards
Speakers
Storage

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Launch Date Revealed

Originally expected to launch its mid-range GeForce GTX 960 graphics card on the sidelines of the 2015 International CES, in early January, NVIDIA is now expected to launch the card on the 22nd of the month. The card will be based on NVIDIA's new GM206 silicon, that's based on its "Maxwell" architecture. Among its known features are a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, 2 GB of memory, and significantly lower power draw compared to its predecessor. The card will draw power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. It's expected to be priced around the $200 mark.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Apple's Next 12-inch MacBook Air to Feature USB 3.1 and Core M

Apple's next entry to its pathbreaking ultra-portable notebook, the MacBook Air, will be a new 12-inch screen size version. As with every new MacBook Air release for the past two years, there's talk of a screen resolution jump to "Retina" standards. Apple is preparing other cutting-edge hardware updates.

To begin with, Apple will tap Intel's latest Core M "Broadwell-U" chip, an SoC that combines a dual-core "Broadwell" CPU with graphics, a dual-channel LPDDR3 IMC, and system agent onto a single chip, with an overall TDP of 15W. Apple is working on a new fanless cooling system for this chip. The other big feature-set upgrade is the USB 3.1 port, which Intel plans to launch with the system agent for its next processor platform. USB 3.1 doubles bandwidth to 10 Gbps, and steps up power-delivery, letting you charge your portable devices faster.

Source: Expreview
Friday, December 26th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cooling
Harddisks
Memory
Motherboards
Mouse
Notebooks
PSUs
Storage

DeepCool Announces the Landking ATX Mid-Tower Case

DeepCool announced the Landking, an ATX mid-tower case for gaming PC builds, featuring a matte gunmetal gray, industrial design. Measuring 512 mm x 218 mm x 515 mm (LxWxH), the case is made of SECC steel, and ABS plastic, dry-weighing 6.67 kg. It offers three 5.25-inch exposed drive-bays, its front-panel features a SATA drive dock, in addition to USB 3.0 ports, and HDA jacks.

Inside, you'll find five 3.5-inch drive bays, which can each hold 2.5-inch drives; a motherboard tray with room for graphics cards as long as 28 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 16.5 cm; and eight expansion bays, letting you install a dual-slot graphics card on even your bottom-most slot. Ventilation includes a 120 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and two 120 mm top exhausts. All four fans are included. DeepCool didn't announce pricing or availability.
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