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Why the Litecoin Craze Hurts More Than Helps Brand AMD Radeon

Price wars between GPU makers are something to look forward to each year, as that's typically when you get the best bang for your buck. Such an optimal time to buy new graphics cards usually comes when both AMD and NVIDIA have launched a new graphics card lineup, each. AMD tends to launch its lineup first, followed by NVIDIA, which then begins a cycle of proactive and reactive price-cuts between the two, which churns up the $300 price-performance sweet-spot so well, that a purchase from that segment usually sets your PC up for the following three years. 2013-14 saw a major disruption to this cycle, Litecoin mining. Litecoin miners will hurt more than help brand AMD Radeon, here's why.

Galaxy Also Unveils GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame Graphics Card

In addition to debuting its Gamer Series graphics cards with one based on the GeForce GTX 760, Galaxy formally launched the GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF). Based on a board design that's identical that of the GeForce GTX 780 HOF, including its signature white-colored PCB, and triple-slot Hall of Fame cooling solution that features a large aluminium fin heatsink that relies on 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes; the card is said to feature a large factory-overclock, although Galaxy hasn't finalized it. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and on the GTX 780 HOF, conditions it using a 10-phase VRM, which uses CHiL CHL8318 controller, IR3550 PowIRstage DrMOS chips, and a total current output capability of 480A. Galaxy claims that the GTX 780 Ti HOF will be the highest performing GTX 780 Ti out of the box.

Source: Expreview

Galaxy Launches Gamer Series Graphics Cards

One of NVIDIA's higher volume GeForce add-in card (AIC) partners, Galaxy, launched the Gamer Series of graphics cards. The first in the series, pictured below, was unveiled at a press event in China, and is based on the GeForce GTX 760 graphics processor. The card features a swanky cooling solution that you'll either love or hate; a custom-design PCB, and a large factory-overclock. The GTX 760 Gamer ships with 1086 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6.00 GHz memory. The dual-slot "Gamer" cooling solution features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink, and a pair of 80 mm fans ventilating it, covered by a die-cast metal shroud. Galaxy didn't detail plans to take the card global, but its launch in the Greater China region is certain.

Source: Expreview

Mad Catz Begins Shipping the M.O.J.O and C.T.R.L.R

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android. Ideal for gaming, productivity and multi-media use, M.O.J.O. features the advanced NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.80 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM, and comes complete with the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad, a revolutionary controller featuring Bluetooth 4.0 technology for exceptional battery life and lag free gaming.

The perfect solution for internet browsing, the C.T.R.L.R is capable of replicating mouse movement on the big screen, comes with a full complement of media hot keys and is compatible with Bluetooth enabled Android smart phones and Window PC's, delivering the core gaming experience to multiple devices.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Detailed

Gigabyte, which gave the GeForce GTX 780 the "GHz Edition" treatment, in which the GPU core is factory-overclocked above the 1 GHz mark, meted out the same with the more powerful GTX 780 Ti. Positioned above the GTX 780 Ti OC Edition which debuted early last month, the GHz Edition features a swanky new custom-design PCB by Gigabyte, which features a strong VRM; coupled with the same WindForce 450W cooling solution that's featured on the GTX 780 GHz Edition. The GTX 780 Ti OC Edition, on the other hand, is a combination of the WindForce 450W cooler and NVIDIA reference PCB, with a factory-overclock.

The PCB of Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition is a bustling metropolis, with a 10+2 phase VRM that draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The cooler, on the other hand, is a complex aluminium fin-stack heatsink to which heat is fed by five 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes, and which are ventilated by a trio of 100 mm fans.The large heatsink is supported by a base plate that draws heat from the memory and VRM; a support brace that runs along the top of the card, and a back-plate. Gigabyte tuned the card with clock speeds of 1085 MHz core (base), 1150 MHz core (GPU Boost), and a surprisingly untouched 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, the GTX 780 Ti features 2,880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. There's no word on when Gigabyte will formally launch this card. It shouldn't be too far away.


NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 331.93 Beta Driver

NVIDIA has now made available a new, beta-tagged graphics driver, the GeForce 331.93. This latest release includes an updated SLI profile for Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, fixes some browser-related stability issues observed with GeForce GTX 400 and 500 Series cards, and is supposed to ensure "maximum performance and system stability across all titles".

The GeForce 331.93 beta supports GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 series desktop cards and ION/ION LE GPUs.

Download: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 32-bit / Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 64-bit / Windows XP 32-bit / Windows XP 64-bit

NVIDIA Working on a GeForce GTX TITAN Refresh?

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti may be the fastest single-GPU graphics card that money can buy, by a long shot, but only to people who game and don't really care about double-precision floating point GPGPU performance. NVIDIA expects you to shell out $999 on the GTX TITAN for full double-precision FP performance at the moment. For all other intents and purposes, the GTX TITAN is cannibalized, but will it stay that way? VideoCardz spotted these pictures of a black-colored GTX TITAN graphics card in the wild, which retains the cooler design of the original, right up to the "TITAN" logo, but swaps out the silver for black. The publication is referring to the card as a sort of "Black Edition." Speculation is rife about what it could be, a GK110-based card with identical core-configuration to the GTX 780 Ti, 6 GB of memory, full double-precision floating-point performance and slightly higher clock speeds, perhaps?

Source: VideoCardz

Gainward Announces GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom

As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward proudly presents the Phantom version of GTX 780 Ti graphics. Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom is Gainward own-designed, powered by NVIDIA next-generation Kepler-architecture-based GPU. It offers insanely fast, elegant design and whisper-quiet performance to give hardware enthusiasts and extreme PC gamers the ideal gaming experience. The Gainward GTX 780 Ti Phantom is an extremely over-clocked board. It is factory over-clocked to 980 MHz base clock (875MHz base clock for reference board) for those 2880 cores that is 105MHz faster and 7Ghz 3072MB memory, offering high memory bandwidth. The Gainward GTX 780 Ti Phantom is even faster than the fastest single-GPU board in the planet. It performs up to 10% faster than GTX 780 Ti reference board.

NVIDIA to Offer $1.3 Billion of Convertible Senior Notes

NVIDIA Corporation announced today its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.3 billion aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due in 2018 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, the Company expects to grant the initial purchaser of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of notes from the Company to cover any over-allotments.

NVIDIA intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund capital return to shareholders and for privately negotiated convertible note hedge transactions (after taking into account the proceeds to it from warrant transactions), each as described below, and for general corporate purposes.
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