Updated Nvidia mobile GPUs used in Aspire V Nitro upgrades
Acer is improving its Aspire V Nitro notebooks, by upgrading the Black Edition with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU, announced earlier today. The gaming notebooks now offer the option of combining a Haswell-based quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with the GTX 960M, with the variety of models including options for a 4K-resolution display and a 3D camera.
Notebook line gets a 15.6-inch UHD model, free game download offered on select models
Acer announced today that it is expanding offerings in its line of gaming and professional graphics notebooks. The Aspire V Nitro series gets another high-end Black Edition, this time with a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) 15.6-inch screen. Where the previous models offered topped out at Full HD (1080p) options with resolutions up to 1920x1080, the new UHD model bumps the screen up to 3840x2160.
Nvidia Shield LTE gaming tablet ships in United States
The LTE-equipped version of the Nvidia Shield gaming tablet has gone on sale in the United States. The tablet, which is able to stream gameplay from a gaming PC over a network as well as being able to locally play Android titles, is available at $399 as an unlocked device, though it can also be acquired via AT&T on-contract for $299.
Also intros dual-core desktop model for tuners
AMD has introduced two new Black Edition processors, the Phenom II X6 1100T and the Phenom II X2 565. The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition is AMD’s new flagship and offers PC builders unlocked clock multipliers, Turbo Core technology and the performance offered by six-cores. The Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition dual-core also offers performance-tuning features for enthusiasts but at a more affordable price.
Aurora with Phenom 9850
Alienware recently updated its Aurora gaming desktop to include an upgrade option for the AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition processors, which feature the latter company's HyperTransport technology. The Phenom 9850 is a quad-core processor that provides users increased system bandwidth and true multitasking, while also supporting up to four ATI CrossFireX video cards. In addition, users can run either 32-bit or 64-bit applications without additional hardware, and the processor's Cool'n'Quiet technology reduces power consumption, heat output and noise.
Phenom 9600 Black Edition
AMD has begun shipping OEM units of the Phenom 9600 Black Edition, a special version of the company's flagship quad-core processor. Like the regular CPU, each Black Edition is rated at 2.3GHz, with a 3.6GHz HyperTransport bus and 2MB L2 and L3 caches. The difference is that the Black Edition is effectively "unlocked," ready for overclocking past 2.3GHz without having to adjust power ratings. The thermal design power (TDP) of the chip is normally 95W. System builders should be able to pick up a Black Edition for approximately $283. [via Impress Watch]