Gadget Buddies

Gadget Buddies

By Imran Khan

MSI Geforce GTX 760 Hawk
MSI has announced that they will be introducing their latest graphics card, the GTX 760 Hawk, in South Africa as well. This is one of the company’s fastest graphics cards released to date in partnership with Nvidia.
With technology growing so fast, MSI have decided to over clock these graphics cards at the factory and introduce it as a budget friendly mainstream graphics unit.

Visually, the card looks absolutely amazing with two big 100mm fans and a custom painted case wrapping the card. Then there are the high end features that just take this card to a whole new level. For starters, if one card is not enough, users can link up four cards to beef up the graphics processing capacity. However, you will need to install a larger power supply, as just one card takes 2 power connectors.

The new card will run at a clock speed of over 1 gigahertz, featuring 2 gigabytes of graphics card ram running at a speed of 6 gigahertz. This is just how it comes off the shelf – there is still room to over clock the card further. These numbers are just off the charts for a card that will be introduced as a budget friendly unit. Perhaps the time has come where we will see high end hardware steadily costing less as development in technology surges ahead.

‘Call Of Duty Ghosts’
After getting the low down on the latest graphics card, we went in search of a game that will push the capabilities of the MSI GTX 760.

There is nothing quite like a ‘Call Of Duty’ of do just that. The latest game, entitled ‘Call of Duty Ghosts’, will be released this month in South Africa.
The latest game’s storyline is about the day that the United States loses power, causing an imbalance in the world. Everything is in ruins with only a few sole survivors. It’s the job of the elite specials forces, named the Ghosts, to protect the weak and defend what’s left. The game features the usual first person shooter concept, but the developers have taken it one step further. Something as simple as leaning has been added.

Now, players can hide around corners and lean around them to take their shot. Multiplayer has also been revised with a new map called “Free fall”. Players can now play against each other either locally or online in a map that is completely active, complete with changing conditions and artificial intelligence.

We are really looking forward to a weekend of good old proper gaming, and we hope you are to. With so much great technology available to South Africa, we are really becoming spoilt for choice.

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