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Vapor chamber strapped to hot-clocked Radeon R9 290
— 9:19 AM on April 4, 2014

Sapphire has added another hot-clocked Radeon to its stable. The R9 290 Vapor-X OC features the same, 2560-shader version of AMD's Hawaii GPU as...

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Star Citizen dev endorses Oculus deal; another Valve staffer defects
— 9:17 AM on April 1, 2014

Facebook's bid to acquire Oculus was the biggest story last week by far—and the story is still developing. Today, we see that Star Citizen...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Carmack chimes in on Oculus-Facebook deal
— 9:10 AM on March 31, 2014

A lot of folks have spoken out about Facebook's pending acquisition of Oculus VR, but John Carmack, who has served as Oculus' CTO since...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD shows teaser pic of likely dual-Hawaii Radeon
— 6:00 AM on March 31, 2014

Earlier this month, Scott received a mildly creepy envelope from AMD that contained a picture of his face, duplicated horizontally, with the caption, "Wouldn't...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Michael Abrash is Oculus VR's new Chief Scientist
— 2:11 PM on March 28, 2014

This has been a big week for Oculus VR. On Tuesday, the company announced that it would be purchased by Facebook for $2 billion....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD's Hawaii GPU gives up amateur status, joins FirePro W9100
— 12:17 PM on March 26, 2014

In a press event at its Sunnyvale, California HQ today, AMD unveiled the latest addition to its FirePro line of workstation-class graphics cards. Matt...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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UPDATED: Oculus headset may get Facebook rebrand, price cut
— 9:49 AM on March 26, 2014

More juicy news fodder is floating to the surface after yesterday's announcement that Facebook plans to buy Oculus VR. In a story about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Nvidia's Pascal to use stacked memory, proprietary NVLink interconnect
— 6:50 PM on March 25, 2014

GTC — Today during his opening keynote at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offered an update to Nvidia's GPU roadmap. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Facebook to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion
— 5:20 PM on March 25, 2014

Well, this is... unexpected. I'm still not sure what prompted ol' Zuck to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Nvidia serves up dual GK110 GPUs on $2,999 GeForce Titan Z
— 1:23 PM on March 25, 2014

Thought the GeForce GTX Titan was a tad excessive? Well, think again. At the GPU Technology Conference today, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unwrapped the GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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EVGA doubles down on GeForce GTX 780 memory, teases 6GB version
— 12:20 PM on March 24, 2014

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 normally comes with 3GB of video memory. However, EVGA is prepping a version of the card with double the onboard...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Imagination Technologies shows OpenGL ES 3.1 compute shader in action
— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2014

Last week at GDC, Intel boasted about having the most OpenGL ES 3.1 demos on the show floor. However, Intel wasn't the only company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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DirectX 12 will also add new features for next-gen GPUs
— 5:34 PM on March 21, 2014

When Microsoft announced DirectX 12 yesterday, we learned that a broad swath...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Friday night topic: terrible, terrible things
— 5:05 PM on March 21, 2014

I'm pretty sure I'm not a troll on the Internet. Aggravating people to get a rise out of them just isn't the way I...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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DirectX 12 to support existing hardware; first games due in late 2015
— 1:29 PM on March 20, 2014

GDC — At the Game Developers conference this morning, Microsoft revealed the first details about its next-gen DirectX 12 API. I've got a little free...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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