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Based on the architecture that was used to build the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, NVIDIA has just officially announced the second graphics card to feature the GK110 GPU called GeForce GTX 780. As the name implies, It is also the first GeForce 700 series desktop GPU to be released into the market.
Running at a clock speed of up to 900MHz, the new GeForce GTX780 is said to offer up to 70-percent more performance than GeForce GTX 580 and 42-percent more than GeForce GTX 680. Apart from being packed with 2304 CUDA cores (384 less than GTX Titan) and 3GB 384-bit GDDR5, the new GeForce GTX 780 also supports the dynamic GPU Boost 2.0 as per GTX Titan.
The new graphic card also mark the arrival of an all-new feature by NVIDIA called adaptive temperature controller that helps to minimize unwanted fan speed fluctuations which supposedly leads to reduced noise when the card is in operation. While it is permanent feature and users are not able to disable it, they still able to control fan speed and fan performance curves through third-party performance tweaking software as usual.
Priced at around RM 1970 (USD 649), the Geforce GTX 780 is available from NVIDIA’s add-in-card partners right away in the form of reference design at the time being but users can expect to see custom design for them within a month or so. For further information, head on to www.nvidia.com.
Just moments ago, AMD have officially announced a number of new Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that are designed for notebooks and tablets. Previously codenamed as Richland, Temash and Kabini, all three of them were first discussed by AMD at CES 2013 earlier this year.
The three platforms – which are officially referred to as 2013 AMD Elite Performance, Elite Mobility and Mainstream APUs respectively – resulted in 15 new APU models under AMD A-Series and E-Series line-up. Each platforms are designed to bring computing and graphics performance to all form factors that existed in current mobile computing world including touch-enabled notebooks as well as tablets and hybrid notebooks.
Since there are handful of them to go through, do check back later for our more in-depth look at AMD’s new mobile APUs for 2013.
While the arrival of BlackBerry 10 might have made previous iteration of BlackBerry OS pretty much outdated (no offence, BlackBerry fans), Porsche Design are still not yet done with their P’9981 smartphone which was originally launched back in 2011.
But this time around, only 25 units will be made available through selected Porsche Design stores throughout the world. The reason is rather obvious: this particular extra limited Porsche Design P’9981 Gold features a stainless steel case and a gold-colored titanium coating which is than further finished with a layer of 24-carat gold.
As if it is not pimped enough, the limited edition number for each unit is put on display right on the device’s camera cover that is located on the backside of the phone and is actually milled from a solid block of 24-carat gold.
No price was mentioned but frankly speaking, the Porsche Design P’9981 Gold most probably out of reach for us mortals given that the standard P’9981 already costs RM 6388 when it was launched in Malaysia last year.
[Source: via CrackBerry]
Apart from the Acer Aspire P3, Acer Malaysia today is also launching the new Aspire R7. The Malaysian unit of this multi-mode notebook is powered by Intel Core i5 and will be priced at RM 2999 once it hits retailers in June.
Meanwhile, the company will also be launching the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks in the same month although they will be arriving slightly later than R7; specifically towards the middle of June. Available in two different sub-series: the refreshed V5 (which is said to be slimmer and lighter than 2012 edition) and the all-new V7, the starting price for the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks will begin from RM 1,699 onwards.
Our brief preview of the Acer Aspire R7 and V7 alongside Aspire P3 will be available soon, so stay tuned but for now, do check out the Aspire R7 spec sheet and list of features for the 2013 Aspire V series through the Read More link below.
As mentioned previously, Acer Malaysia is about to launch couple of new notebooks today and one of them is the Acer Aspire P3. The 11.6-inch convertible Ultrabook will be available from today onwards and will come with either Intel Core i3 or Intel Pentium processors.
The price tag for the device has been set at RM 1,999 for the Core i3 model while the Pentium-based unit is priced at RM 1,799. Stay tuned for our hands-on with it coming your way very soon but for the meantime, check out the specifications sheet of the new Acer Aspire P3 right after the jump.
UPDATE (236PM): We just received the info from Acer that the Intel Core i5 version of Aspire P3 which also comes with 4GB worth of RAM will be made available in Malaysia sometime in June through selected retailers.
No price were given though.
UPDATE (741PM): The Core i5 version will be priced at RM 2299.
First shown at CES 2013 earlier this year, the humongous Huawei Ascend Mate is set to be released in Malaysia very soon. Its imminent arrival into our shores is not actually a secret though as Huawei Malaysia has publicly mentioned the details of the launch event at their Facebook page which has been scheduled to take place on 30 May.
Equipped with a 6.1-inch 1280×720 IPS+ display, the Huawei Ascend Mate is powered by the company’s own K3V2 chipset that features a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and paired together with 2GB RAM. It also comes with up to 32GB internal memory, 8-megapixels rear camera and 1-megapixels front-facing camera. Not to forget, it is also features a huge 4050mAh battery.
Obviously, Ascend Mate’s Malaysian pricing has yet to be revealed by Huawei at the time being. So, stay tuned for that and other important details about the device as you can definitely count on us to attend the scheduled launch event next week.
[Source: Huawei Malaysia @ Facebook]
Talk about timing. Coincides with the reveal of the next-gen Xbox which is going to take place tomorrow morning (1AM Malaysian time), Sony has release a brand new teaser for their upcoming PlayStation 4 earlier today.
If you still remember, Sony has actually officially announced the new PS4 few months ago but didn’t reveal the actual console unit at the event. Hence, this new PS4 teaser from Sony is rather interesting since we can finally see the console unit even though it is still heavily blurred and only shows selected part of the console.
Here’s the full video:
Maybe there are not much to see above but don’t fret: we should be able to see more of it during PlayStation E3 Press Conference on 10 June and that date is not far away.
To take place in 14 cities across the country till end of this year, Intel Malaysia has kicked off a campaign called Generation Today which aims to encourage users that still using ageing PCs (4 years old and above, according to Intel’s definition) to convert to new PCs. As part of the campaign which also has the support from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, the company is offering up to RM 300 of cash rebates in exchange for user’s old PCs.
Not just any PC, of course. Even though the PC can be from any manufacturer, it must be powered by Intel processor and in working condition. In addition to the trade-in program, there will also be several on-ground activities that will take place during the Intel Generation Today Roadshows such as the The Longest Touch Challenge, Graffiti Touch and Unlock The Ultrabook.
Needless to say, there will be prizes to be won through these activities including RM 500 discount vouchers. The roadshow will also feature a variety of touch-based Ultrabooks, convertibles tablets and laptops for visitors to experience.
Alongside the Generation Today campaign, Intel has also launched the Experience of A Lifetime contest which offers five types of experience with each worth RM 8,000 and revolves around a theme: Taste, Feel, See, Touch and Hear. This contest is open till 30 June to customers that purchased an Ultrabook or a PC powered by Intel processor from participating retailers and of course, at the Intel roadshow that we mentioned above.
To learn more about Intel’s Generation Today roadshow and the accompanying Experience of A Lifetime contest, visit generationtoday.intel.com.
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