- Nvidia is rumored to release GTX 960 around January 22. We are pretty sure it will be so, as we have a hard time finding good stock of GTX 760, it's like it disappeared before launch of something new, it happened like this before.¬
New GTX 960 will be super effective card, and like effective in everything. Some sources even say it will have just 2GB 128-bit memory bus but it may still be better than current 256-bit offerings from 7xx series. Interesting... We'd hope for 4GB and 192/256-bit bus, it looks more promising this way. Anyway it should be a big hit, considering Maxwell wonders we've seen so far.
- It looks like Internet Explorer is going away, at least from Windows 10. We don't know if it will work there (most likely) but we know that MS will include new browser in it with new name - Spartan.¬
MS says it's completely different from¬ IE, it's not just some IE 12 or something. Just as MS jumped Win9 name because it says changes are so dramatic, same this new explorer will be something completely new. For a hint - we can say that it will look like Chrome, it will be lightweight, hopefully fast.
- New Maxwell chip from Nvidia is coming soon, with some pictures of it circulating on the net. It has 3072 CUDA cores, 12GB VRAM and other goodies. The board with chipset di not have any DVI though, just DP and HDMI. Overall it looks like GTX 980 Ti or another Titan mod.
- G.Skill pushed DDR4 to 4255MHz speed, that's a current record. Can be used on X99 chipset with Intel i7 CPUs. Hopefully will come to more platforms soon, it's overdue. By the way regular 4GB DDR4 stick was used with one of ASUS motherboards, so it's not anything overly-exotic, other than liquid-nitrogen cooling on CPU used
- Evolve by 2K Gaming will support 4K right from the start but it will require quite a bit of system to run nicely:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Intel CPU: Core i7 920
AMD CPU: Athlon A8-3870K
System RAM: 6GB:
Nvidia Graphics Card: GeForce GTX GTX 670 or 760 or
ATI Graphics Card: Radeon R9 280
Video Memory: 2GB
Hard Drive: 50GB
It will not support SLI initially, but it offers a lot of eye candy settings for all machines even below recommended set. Should be out on 02/10. Looks good to us