New 2016 Video Cards Appear on Futuremark

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The new 2016 videos cards for AMD and NVIDIA have now appeared on the popular benchmark website futuremark.com.

September 23, 2016:

Rank Card Score
1 NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 38720
2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 30440
4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 24760
8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Notebook) 18860
11 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Notebook) 18640
14 AMD Radeon RX 480 18220
18 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060-6GB 17310
19 AMD Radeon RX 470 16570
20 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060-3GB 16290
28 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Notebook) 13840
52 AMD Radeon RX 460 8060

*Ranks include Desktop and Laptop options only. Futuremark scores may chance based on averages. See the full list at [ http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu ]

The new 2016 cards prove to be a monumental advancement in technology. They have cut power consumption nearly in half and have essentials doubled performance. This new line of products make 2016 the best time to upgrade your video card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 mobile is excepted to be virtual reality (VR) capable.

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Intel i7 6700T Processor Review

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Intel’s energy efficient higher end processor reviewed. The Intel Core i7-6700T processor sports a lower clock speed than the i7-6700, slightly less performance, less heat, and almost half the power consumption. The i7-6700T is no push over as an i7, however, I feel the price is almost comparable to the faster i7–6700K with an after market heatsink.

I purchased the i7-6700T for its energy efficiency, and the fact that it is twice the speed of my old AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE. The i7-6700T is exactly what I hoped for, despite the high price tag. The energy saving is already showing. My i7-6700T did not come in a retail box, instead it arrived in a small clear plastic package. It didn’t include anything, such as a warranty paper, Intel case sticker, or heatsink.

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Displaying FPS with Steam

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Ever wanted to know your computer’s performance with that new game, or how reviewer’s get their numbers. Steam has the solution for you. Steam can display your frames per second (FPS).

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When VR isn’t VR

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A lot of virtual reality (VR) content on the Internet is in fact not VR. YouTube the biggest source of free VR videos currently does not support VR content. However, YouTube says they are working on it and they do currently support headsets. Many VR applications are not VR at all, meaning your headset is just a monitor. Many VR content on the Internet is flat head tracking or stereoscopic 3D.

In order for VR to be true VR, the content has to meet two requirements. First head tracking, VR has to have some ability to look around. The second requirement is side-by-side (SBS) 3D also known as stereoscopic 3D. Having both head tracking and stereoscopic 3D is what makes VR an immersive experience.


My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Review

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My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Secure Portable Drive with Auto Backup

The ultra portable 1 TB external hard drive from Western Digital (WD) is a nice average drive. Although this drive is a bit on the pricey side when compared to other drives; this drive includes a suite of software. Included is the WD backup and data encryption software for both Windows and Mac OS.

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My Unhappy Smartphone VR Experience

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I wanted to try virtual reality (VR) just to see if it was a thing worth the hype. Using the VR Shinecon headset I tried the iPhone 5c and Nexus 7 tablet. In my experience, the problem isn’t in the phone but in content and delivery. My experience with Google Cardboard has been a poor and frustrating one.

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