This Overclock.net post claims to have what might be legit Kaveri Cinebench score.
eTeknix-Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X 2GB Graphics Card Review
Ocaholic-Intel Core i5-2500K vs AMD A10-6800K Gaming-Performance
OCinside-Asrock FM2A88X Extreme6+
Ultimate Hardware-XFX RADEON R7 260X
Legit Reviews-XFX R7950 Double Dissipation Video Card
PCGameHardware-HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Graphics
Technic3D-Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X
Eurogamer-Radeon R9 290/290X
Technic- Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic
Vortez-GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC Review
The Times Union reports that an electrician posted a bomb threat in the common area at Global Foundries Fab 8 site in Luther Forest New York. It was bogus, but delayed contruction for a day.
Thomas, 25, of Glenville, was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a felony that carries a maximum four-year prison sentence. He was arraigned in Malta Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County jail without bail.
Well today at about noon Central Time someone tried to buy several unlocked Iphone 5s on my Newegg account, and have them shipped to Grand Cross Lane in Houston. I started a call to Newegg, and while that happened my email address was changed, and I could no longer get into my account. Newegg call times are a hour. Chat time was 45 minutes. Luckily after 2 disconnections, I have finally gotten someone on the line. Apparently they have to submit accounts to be blocked. They can not do so right away. There is no priority queue for hacked accounts. They recommend you make a new account. I'm not using my decade plus old account.
I have rebates to process, I have no doubt warranties to deal with, and Newegg's current policy is to box your account. They are punishing the customer. I'll update as I have more info.
AMD has released Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.5 drivers with the following updates.
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.5 Driver for Windows
Includes all Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 Driver
Resolves the issue of AMD Overdrive missing in the AMD Catalyst Control Center for the AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series graphics cards
Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270x graphics cards
Resolves graphics corruption seen in Starcraft®
Improves frame pacing results in AMD Quad CrossFire™ configurations for the following: Hitman: Absolution, and Total War™: Rome 2
Anandtech has a mini review of the Xbox One.
When I first saw the PS4’s idle numbers I was shocked. 80 watts is what our IVB-E GPU testbed idles at, and that’s with a massive 6-core CPU and a Titan GPU. Similarly, my Haswell + Titan CPU testbed has a lower idle power than that. The Xbox One’s numbers are a little better at 69W, but still 50 - 80% higher than I was otherwise expecting.
Tech Report looks into Mantle, even deeper. Yes, hardy har har.
In Mantle's case, according to Riguer, AMD has lowered the abstraction level in some areas but "not across the board." DICE's Johan Andersson described the traditional approach as "middle-ground abstraction," where a compromise is struck between performance and usability. Mantle, by comparison, offers "thin low-level abstraction" that exposes how the underlying hardware works. Riguer boiled it down further by comparing Mantle to driving a car with a manual transmission—more responsibility, but also more fun.
AMD has released Beta9.4 of the Catalyst 13.11 drivers. They do the following.
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 Driver for Windows
Includes all Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver
May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon™ R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
Improves AMD CrossFire™ scaling in the multi-player portion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts
AMD Enduro Technology Profile updates:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Need for Speed Rivals
Legit Reviews has tested the press sample R9 290X versus a retail part they bought online. It appears there is a difference in the BIOS.
After much testing we were able to find the performance difference between the press sample and the retail AMD Radeon R9 290X video cards that so many people have been talking about. The performance on both the retail and press card was found to decrease as the ambient case temperature increased, thus confirming that temperature plays a huge roll on these cards when it comes to benchmarking.We then noticed that the BIOS versions were different on the press and retail cards. Many sites have done similar reviews to this, but none that we have seen have mentioned this difference or tried flashing the cards with the same BIOS and testing the cards again. We used ATIWinflash to backup and re-program the cards BIOS and discovered that the BIOS has something to do with this. With the ‘quiet’ mode press cards BIOS on the retail graphics card we found that the performance was nearly identical and it appears that maybe it wasn’t the card or GPU that was cherry picked, but rather the BIOS was tweaked.
AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, and Unity to Present at January Event
November 18, 2013 - Five industry-leading companies are set to speak at the upcoming Steam Developer Days, to be held in Seattle, WA on January 15th and 16th, 2014. The five companies confirmed so far are AMD, Intel, Nvidia Oculus, and Unity.
In addition to these presentations, representatives from Valve will be giving presentations on the upcoming Steam Machines, developing for the Steam Controller, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out a variety of Steam Machines from different third party manufacturers.
Steam Dev Days is a two-day conference for all developers and publishers working with Steam and/or the upcoming Steam Machines. Steam Dev Days will be held in Seattle, WA on Jan 15th and 16th, 2014. Information on the event schedule, accommodations, and more is located here:http://www.steamdevdays.com/