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 Wednesday, 8-January-2014  06:21:17 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

PC Perspective have installed an NVIDIA G-Sync DIY upgrade kit to an Asus LCD, creating some silky smooth 120 FPS gaming. If you're going from 60 Hz panels, there is a *huge* drop in latency and a corresponding increase in fluidity when gaming at 120+ Hz refresh rates, especially if the game FPS sits that high in the range.

AMD have demonstrated their version of G-Sync at CES2014. AMD doesn't want to charge for this technology since it’s already a part of a spec that it has implemented (and shouldn't require a hardware change to those panels that support the spec), hence the current working name “FreeSync”. Additional information here on Tech Report.

NVIDIA has announced its Tegra K1 SoC at CES 2014. This next-generation SoC features dual Denver CPU cores clocked at up to 2.5GHz. With today’s announcement of the Tegra K1, previously known as Logan or Tegra 5, NVIDIA hopes to once again spark a fire under partners and developers, showing them that NVIDIA’s dominance in the graphics fields of the PC has clear benefits to the mobile segment as well. More info here, here and here.

Intel have announced Edison, a 22nm dual-core PC the size of an SD card. The tiny computer is built on the company's 22nm transistor technology, runs Linux and has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth modules. What's more, the tiny machine can connect to its own app store.

Transformer Book Duet is the name of Asus' new detachable tablet announced at CES 2014, sporting a Android/Windows 8 OS configuration, with only a 4 second 'seamless' switch time. Virtualization isn't involved; the system is neither Android running on Windows nor Windows running on Android. Asus claims almost zero overhead, so both OSes should be able to harness the full power of the underlying hardware.

Valve released the current list of hardware vendors for their Steam Machines. Those 13 Steam machines come from 13 different vendors, including Gigabyte, Zotac, Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Digital Storm, iBuypower, CyberPowerPC, Origin, Alternate, Next, Scan, Materiel, and Webhallen.

Tweaktown have a play with the ASRock's Fatal1ty native PCIe x2 m.2 storage ability. The socket is right on the motherboard, between two PCIe slots normally used for video card, and you don't need an adapter. Full article here

TechGage have a roundup posted of CES 2014 so far, and will be continually updating the page throughout the week.

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