Today the FCC released the full rules surrounding net neutrality, officially called the Open Internet Order. The rules themselves have not changed, the essence of what we've known up until this point, has not changed.
"Today, our forbearance approach results in over 700 codified rules being inapplicable, a “light-touch” approach for the use of Title II. This includes no unbundling of last-mile facilities, no tariffing, no rate regulation, and no cost accounting rules, which results in a carefully tailored application of only those Title II provisions found to directly further the public interest in an open Internet and more, better, and open broadband. Nor will our actions result in the imposition of any new federal taxes or fees; the ability of states to impose fees on broadband is already limited by the congressional Internet tax moratorium."
Nvidia earlier today announced two new GPUs for thin and light gaming laptops, the GeForce GTX 950M and 960M, and right on cue, several hardware partners have jumped on board with new and revised notebook models. One of them is Razer, which today announced the release of its refreshed Blade Pro laptop with GeForce GTX 960M graphics and a higher storage ceiling, up to 1TB.
Nvidia today rolled out its GeForce GTX 960M and 950M GPUs, the latest additions to its GTX 900M Series. The new GPUs bring up the rear of Nvidia's latest generation of laptop graphics, slipping underneath the GeForce GTX 965M, 970M, and flagship 980M. You'll mostly find the new parts in thin and light gaming laptops where Nvidia promises they'll deliver "never-before-seen levels of gaming performance" for the category.
We know that AMD is getting ready to refresh its graphics card lineup -- a refresh that's long overdue, as far as we're concerned -- though it looks like the first of the upcoming Radeon R9 300 Series won't be a flagship part. At least that won't be the case if, as rumored, XFX launches its Radeon R9 370 Core Edition video card powered by AMD's Trinidad Pro processor next month.
When Nvidia unveiled its GeForce Titan X graphics card at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) last week, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed almost nothing about the part, other than to say it has 12GB of onboard memory and 8 billion transistors. There was no mention of other specs, let alone benchmarks, though information across the board has begun to leak on the web, including a first look at how the Titan X performs.
We don't need to preach the benefits of a dual-monitor setup to power users -- chances are you already know. The downside, of course, is the amount of desk space you have to give up for a multi-monitor setup. That's what makes the Philips Two-in-One display so clever. It's supposedly the world's first virtually seamless two-in-one monitor, which combines a pair of 19-inch screens for a 32-inch display.
After the fiasco with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and the way it handles the last .5GB of its onboard 4GB of memory, Nvidia could use a bit of positive press. One of the best ways to do that is to dangle something shiney in front of the public, like an anticipated game. So, available now for a limited time, customers who buy a select GeForce GTX 980, 970, and 960 graphics card, or a GTX 970M or above notebook, will receive a code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Nvidia announced today.
Biostar this week released its TA970 Plus motherboard, its latest AMD socket AM3+ offering with AMD OverDrive and a feature called ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration), which is supposed to help with overclocking efforts. Built around AMD's 970 chipset, the board supports AMD six-core and eight-core socket AM3 processors, including the AMD FX, Phenom II, and Athlon II lines.
Rumor has it Intel will finally release its 14nm Broadwell desktop processors in the middle of next quarter (think somewhere around mid-May), so you still have some time to prepare for an upgrade or overhaul, if going that route. Wondering if your motherboard will support Broadwell? At least one company is making it easy -- Asus on Tuesday announced that all of its 9 Series motherboards support Intel's 5th Generation Core lineup.