Saturday is upon us. Time to relax. Time to pop open a nice cold can of soda and watch your favorite television program. It is also time catch up on news from around the world of computing and PC gaming. Today we have a pair of GTX 670 reviews, a multi-monitor de-bezel guide, thoughts on the new Ubuntu distro, a performance review of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, a video peek at the disastrous launch of Dino Beatdown and much more.
Today’s not-so-well-kept-secret release of the GeForce GTX 670 attempts to bring the price to entry of the NVIDIA Kepler architecture down to a more attainable level while also resetting the performance per dollar metrics of the GPU world once again.
This journey starts with my passion for high refresh rates, high resolutions and the bleeding edge. I started out when I first began working my first job with a Sony Trinitron G520 21″ CRT. 1600×1200 at 100Hz+ was how the gaming addiction hit me hard. From there, it ended with me probably owning 20 monitors between that CRT and my current setup.
Corsair may have made their name in PC memory but as they have expanded their product offerings they have continued to garner awards for top notch products from cases to power supplies
and even liquid cooling. Corsair’s wide range of products appeal to enthusiasts and gamers alike and their SSD lines offer fast performance for all.
If I were buying a video card right now for myself, I’d order up a GeForce GTX 670. You really can drive three two-megapixel displays with it and play games at reasonable frame rates, even though you’d want to go easier on the image quality options than we did. For those folks with a four-megapixel display or less, the 670 should deliver a nice dose of gaming nirvana. Now that the 670 is here, I fail to see the point of spending more on a GeForce GTX 680 or a Radeon HD 7970, unless it has higher-than-stock clocks or something.
The DIY HTPC crowd has a marked preference for mini-ITX motherboards and cases. However, the excessive TDP of desktop CPUs results in complicated thermal designs and noisy results. Thermal designs for systems with mobile CPUs with 35W TDPs are fairly straightforward and not very noisy. In fact, it is even possible to create systems which are fully passively cooled.
Canonical has pulled out all the stops with Ubuntu 12.04 to get enterprises to give its Linux operating system a go, and on the whole it succeeds, even if some features might put off traditional users.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings just underwent a major update. The Enhanced Edition offers a new zone, more quests, more cinematics, and several bug fixes. This DX9 game has the reputation of being one of the most demanding and stressful games on modern video cards. We put this theory to the test.
Dentist by day, dungeoneer by night, John’s dad Hugh has reached the very bottom of Legend Of Grimrock’s mountain prison. In the final part of this series, he meets dinosaurs, floaty wizards, checks out walkthroughs, and stumbles upon a rather big baddie. Obviously this edition contains slight spoilers for the end of the game.
Taking a Peek at Fireburst by exDream. An arcade style racing game built around a fancy nitro mechanic.But is it enough to keep you busy? Find out in the video!
Holy crap dinosaurs… way to celebrate your game launch devs! Please pass this video on to keep more innocent people from spending their money on this.
Title reference can be viewed here.