MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail.This week, we go wireless with Turtle Beach’s Elite 800X and power up Nvidia’s most powerful GPU yet
Turtle Beach Elite 800X
Turtle Beach has introduced a new top-of-the-line headset for Xbox One.
The Elite 800X is fully wireless and features noise cancelling to allow players to remove any unwanted background noise.
The headset can be connected to consoles, PC and mobile devices. It provides 7.1 surround sound by using DTS Headphone:X technology, which gives the impression of 360-degree audio.
Players who rely on hearing quiet noises to boost their in-game performance can enable Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing mode, which makes cues such as enemy footsteps easier to hear.
The peripheral comes pre-loaded with a further selection of audio presets and custom DTS surround sound modes.
These presets can be swapped between remotely on a smartphone or tablet using the free Ear Force Audio Hub app.
The outside of the headset can be customised via the use of Turtle Beach’s swappable speaker plates, which are available separately.
To recharge, the headset comes with a magnetic charging stand and rechargeable battery. Fully-charged, players will get up to 10 hours use.
For players looking to chat, the Elite 800X includes two integrated hidden, high-quality microphones. The dual microphones come with a range of environmental presets to make sure other players can hear the speaker clearly.
Release Date: May 22nd
Contact: 01279 822 822
Nvidia GeForce Titan X
Claimed by Nvidia to be the world’s fastest GPU, the Titan X graphics card comes loaded with eight billion transistors, 3,072 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5 memory running at 7Gbps and seven teraflops of graphical prowess.
Being SLI-ready, the card can be run in tandem with up to four other cards.
It’s also compatible with Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, which synchronises the refresh rate of the card with that of a compatible monitor to eliminate screen tearing and graphical objects.
The card, which plugs in via a PCI Express 3.0 bus, also supports Microsoft’s upcoming DirectX 12 graphics engine, which will arrive on Windows 10 later this year.
Resolutions of up to 5120×3200 can be run through the Titan X; the card offers Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI and three DisplayPort 1.2 connections and can display on up to four separate monitors.
The base clock of the component is set at 1,000MHz, but can be boosted to 1,075Mhz. It fills up to 192 GigaTexels per second.
Release Date: Out Now