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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and 970 (28nm Maxwell)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and 970 (28nm Maxwell)
Date issued: 18/09/2014

Nvidia is today launching two high-end desktop graphics cards known as the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. The duo are not the first to be based on the latest Maxwell architecture - that honour goes to the GTX 750 Ti and select mobile GPUs - but they do, for now, represent the best that the energy-efficient architecture has to offer.

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AMD FX8000 Series CPUs
AMD FX8000 Series CPUs
Date issued: 02/09/2014

On September 2nd, 2014, AMD refreshed its line of eight-core desktop FX processors with the launch of three new models. The revamp sees the introduction of the performance-optimised FX-8370, along with the power-optimised FX-8370E and FX-8320E, both of which reduce chip TDP from 125W down to just 95W.

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AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card
AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card
Date issued: 02/09/2014

You may know that the high-end Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 GPUs use the latest Hawaii GCN 1.2 architecture, imbued with better geometry throughput, tidier design and a general clean-up of the memory controller and back-end when compared to other mainstream Radeon models powered by the first-generation Tahiti architecture.

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Intel 4th Generation Extreme CPUs
Intel 4th Generation Extreme CPUs
Date issued: 29/08/2014

New processors usually grab all the release limelight, relegating the supporting core logic and memory to mere footnotes. This time, a brand-new chipset and DDR4 memory are equal partners in the platform.

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NVIDIA Shield
NVIDIA Shield
Date issued: 22/07/2014

Graphics company Nvidia has spent the last 10 years diversifying business away from the core desktop and laptop GeForce gaming brand known to most enthusiasts. Augmented with other processors such as Quadro, Tesla and Tegra, and therefore also playing in the automotive, embedded, high-performance computing, server, smartphone and workstation spaces, Nvidia has sensibly taken its core competencies into a multitude of related areas.

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