[Leak]ASUS GeForce GTX760 DirectCU II OC Graphics card specifications and pricing

A price-aggregation website has spotted the first real real leak on the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 video card or atleast it appears to be. The leak shows price and specification of the upcoming ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC card.


Although the card was not pictured but the name and the price was there with some partial specifications.


Some of the partially leaked specifications include specifications included:

  • a 28nm GK104
  • 1,152 CUDA cores
  • 96 TMUs
  • 32 ROPs
  • and a 256-bit wide memory interface holding 2GB of memory.

Now talking about the most important part, the price – the card was listed for the price of 264€ ($353 USD) before VAT and 316€ ($422 USD) after VAT.


Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/31125/leakedtt-asus-geforce-760-directcu-ii-oc-video-card-specs-and-pricing-seen-on-retail-sites/index.html
Source2: http://geizhals.at/eu/asus-gtx760-dc2oc-2gd5-directcu-ii-oc-90yv04l2-m0na00-a962309.html


Leaked: Rumored specs on the PlayStation 4 – what to expect

We already heard that the next-generation PlayStation 4 was set to be more powerful than the next-generation Xbox, but now we have found some better details (leaked) on the exact hardware being baked into the next-gen console.


Both the next generation PlayStation – and its Xbox competitor – feature eight-core CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz according to sources trusted by Digital Foundry.
The main processor architecture driving both consoles is said to be derived the new “Jaguar” technology currently in development by AMD which are said to be low-power processor cores designed for the entry-level laptop and tablet market and thus offering an excellent ratio between power consumption and performance. This is a perfect solution as console power consumption is a huge problem, and looks like it will be solved in the PlayStation 4. The PC bound Jaguar technology from AMD is set to ship after 8-9 months, but next-generation consoles are looking to double the number of cores with some customization to the main architecture.

The PlayStation 4, will also feature a high-end Radeon HD as GPU. Looking at the mobile GPUs from AMD, “Pitcairn” design, or 7970M, could provide strong graphics solution in terms of performance, power consumption and die-size. 7970M runs at 850MHz, features 20 of AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” compute units. But in this case ‘Orbis’ will take off 10% of that number, offering GCN compute unit count to 18, and the core clock mildly downclocks to 800MHz.

However, there’s a fair amount of “secret sauce” in Orbis and we can disclose details on one of the more interesting additions. Paired up with the eight AMD cores, we find a bespoke GPU-like “Compute” module, designed to ease the burden on certain operations – physics calculations are a good example of traditional CPU work that are often hived off to GPU cores. We’re assured that this is bespoke hardware that is not a part of the main graphics pipeline but we remain rather mystified by its standalone inclusion, bearing in mind Compute functions could be run off the main graphics cores and that devs could have the option to utilize that power for additional graphical grunt, if they so chose.

Not this is some serious gaming potential!

We should begin to get excited, as this is going to inject some serious graphics awesomeness into the PC gaming market – and it’s about time.

Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-orbis-unmasked-what-to-expect-from-next-gen-console

Office 2013 set to launch on 29th January as pre-orders begin to pour in

The long wait is almost over. Fasten your seat-belt! Office 2013 is set to launch on 29th January. This info comes from a pre-order page on a Canadian retailer Future Shop’s website for Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service.


Office 2013, Microsoft’s latest version of its iconic productivity suite, has been available to businesses since mid-November, it has been available for consumers to preview for quite some time now, with a version of the preview being installed on all Windows RT-based tablets.

Price: The company previously revealed that its Office 365 subscription service giving users access to the Office 2013 suite would cost $99.99 per year, while different standalone versions of the suite will range from $139.99 to $399.99.

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/18/3891478/office-2013-set-for-january-29th-release-date