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Oculus demos $99 Gear VR in push for mainstream virtual reality

Share This article There were a number of important announcements at the Oculus Connect 2 conference this week. First, Samsung’s Gear VR is expected to be on store shelves by the end of November, with support for a wider number ...

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This Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise-D VR tour is a killer Unreal Engine 4 demo

Share This article As VR headsets like the Oculus Rift move closer to production, we’ve started to see more software showcasing what the format can achieve. In some cases, that’s been courtesy of expensive tech demos from existing studios — ...

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Jim Keller, AMD’s chief CPU architect, leaves the company

Share This article Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that AMD’s Zen might have slipped into Q4 2016. Since then, we’ve heard the chip could actually launch in the Q1 2017 timeframe — and now, there’s further reason to ...

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Is AMD prepping a new R9 380X to tackle the midrange GPU market?

Share This article Ever since AMD debuted the R9 285 more than a year ago, there’s been speculation about whether or not the chip, codenamed Tonga, was a “full” implementation. Its die size and power consumption have always hinted that ...

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The new Apple TV is a big deal, but it’s not a gaming console

Share This article Earlier today, Apple unveiled the new Apple TV at its big September event. With faster internals, a new operating system, and the availability of third-party apps, this is a big step forward for Apple in the living ...

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AMD R9 Nano review: Stellar performance in a pint-sized graphics card

Share This article At E3 this past summer, AMD announced four new GPUs that would make up its next-generation product family: The Radeon Fury X, the Fury, the Fury Nano, and the as-yet-unreleased dual-GPU Fury. We’ve covered each launch in ...

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Asynchronous compute, AMD, Nvidia, and DX12: What we know so far

Share This article Ever since DirectX 12 was announced, AMD and Nvidia have jockeyed for position regarding which of them would offer better support for the new API and its various features. One capability that AMD has talked up extensively ...

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New PS4 firmware 3.0 update will make cloud saves suck less

Share This article As the PS4’s second anniversary draws closer, Sony is working hard on the third major iteration on its BSD-based operating system. With improved cloud storage, better social features, and the addition of YouTube live streaming, this update ...

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New Xbox One SKU will feature Elite controller, 1TB SSHD

Share This article Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One SKU that will go on sale in November at GameStop and the Microsoft store. The new console will feature an Elite wireless controller (sold separately at the eye-watering price of ...

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AMD unveils Radeon R9 Nano: HBM and Fury X in a 6-inch GPU

Share This article When AMD announced the Fury family of GPUs at E3 back in June, it promised that its new graphics hardware would ship in multiple high-end flavors. We’ve already covered the launch of the water-cooled, 7.5-inch Fury X ...

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