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How To Mine With A Nvidia Graphics Card

Mining with An Nvidia GPU
on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 | By Nikolas Nikolaou

Most of you have either seen or heard about Bitcoins and other digital currencies. Today we are going to cover how you can start mining with your Nvidia graphics card.     First of all directly mining Bitcoin is not profitable due to the increasing difficulty and the number of people mining it. The Bitcoin algorithm is called SHA-256 and needs a huge initial investment...

Thief CPU & GPU Benchmark

Thief 4
on Sat, Mar 8, 2014 | By Milos M.

Today we benchmark the fourth iteration of Thief from Eidos Montreal. Although the fourth title, today’s Thief does not have a 4 in its name, presumably because Eidos Montreal decided to create a new Thief, the Thief that will set standards as its predecessors did before.       Months ago it was announced by Eidos Montreal and MAD, that the new Thief will...

GPU Sales Up For Q4 2013

GPU AMD 7990
on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | By Milos M.

Jon Peddie Research has published a case study where they evaluate sales of GPU chips in the last quarter of 2013. According to their research there has been an increase in sales of around 1.6% compared to the Q3 of 2013 and 2% up compared to the same quarter period from 2012.   The survey included discrete and integrated graphics  (CPU and chipset) for Desktops, Notebooks...

Sony Preparing Virtual Reality Headset For The PlayStation 4

Playstastion 4 virtual reality device
on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 | By Milos M.

Rumors that Sony has been developing a “virtual reality headset controller” for the PlayStation 4 have been circling around the internet since last year. A new source has reported that Sony has spent some time behind closed doors with the device, which is presumably something between glasses and a helmet, stating that this product is ready to be shown to the public.     A...

11% of Current Windows XP Users Might Switch To Linux

Plans for machines currently running Windows XP
on Sun, Feb 23, 2014 | By Milos M.

Since Microsoft announced that it will stop supporting Windows XP in April 2014, this has inspired TechPro Research, a market research website, to conduct a survey in order to find out what the next step for current Windows XP users are after official support ends.     80% of the plan on staying in Microsoft’s ecosystem, since 38% of them stated that they will...

Nvidia Brings Tegra Note 7 Tablets With 4G LTE

Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Tablet
on Sun, Feb 23, 2014 | By Milos M.

The Nvidia Tegra Note 7 is an Android tablet featuring a Tegra quad-core processor carrying a standard price tag of $199, with a focus on graphics and gaming. The tablet is now available with 4G LTE and HSPA+ mobile connection.         The Nvidia Tegra Note 7 LTE will be available in the second quarter of this year, at a price of $299. Nvidia...

AMD Introduces Rewards Program – The Right Move At The Right Time?

AMD Introduces Rewards Program
on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 | By Milos M.

In Sunnyvale-California, AMD in association with Raptr, have announced a new program called the AMD Rewards Program. This new program will enable gamers who have AMD Radeon graphics card and AMD APU based PC’s to gather points with the “AMD Gaming Evolved” application and convert them into valuable prizes.     The “AMD Gaming Evolved”...

First BitCoin ATMs Soon In Seattle and Austin

Bitcoin
on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 | By Milos M.

Bitcoin is the most popular crypto currency out there, but although its the most valuable and recognized it still has issues when it comes to general acceptance.  Bitcoin was first introduced in 2008, existing within a global computer network. This coin is not supported nor controlled by any institution or a bank and has no backup when it comes to assets. However Bitcoins...

British Government Obligates Developers To Fix Their Games

British falg
on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 | By Milos M.

As technology progresses, the Internet is becoming a utility, an everyday life tool that is starting to get accessible to everyone just like electricity or a telephone. In the matter of fact, a well known physicist Michio Kaku, when speaking about types of alien civilizations that we will certainly meat in the near future (we are currently at Type 0 stage) he said that we have...

Battlefield 4 Mantle Vs DirectX CPU Benchmark Performance Comparison

Bf4 Mantle CPU Performance benchmark
on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 | By Milos M.

Those of you who are expecting to see one of those generic Battlefield 4 Mantle benchmarks tested in a single player environment saying how Mantle brings a 45% increase in frames per second and where everything works smoothly, should be aware that you won’t find something like that here.          As we have been saying since the first...