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Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

The mid-range 15.6-inch gaming notebook will be coming soon with GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti options and a Core i7-7700HQ CPU.
Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

85% Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

Maintenance-friendly.High-performance gaming laptops can be found a dime a dozen. However, many devices are disappointing when it comes to the cleaning and upgrading options under the hood. The XMG U507 by Schenker Technologies aims to do a better job in this respect and allows its customers to tinker in many aspects. We put the 15-inch laptop through our extensive test course.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Wooden effect. About five years after the last part of the Mass Effect trilogy, EA risks restarting its jam-packed narrative and extremely successful role-playing game series. As beautiful as the largest part of the graphics may be, the game unfortunately fails in one of the most important atmosphere-giving elements, namely body and face animations. Our benchmark-check primarily focuses on the performance with laptop and desktop GPUs.
Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

New purchases of the 15.6-inch Tornado F5 will be ready to overclock without any additional charges. The notebook is notable for its use of upgradeable LGA 1151 processors and MXM 3.0b graphics cards.
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FutureMark dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage next month

FutureMark dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage next month

No replacements are planned as Vista owners are instead encouraged to upgrade to Windows 7, 8, or 10. Support for PCMark 7 and 8 will continue even after the introduction of PCMark 10.
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MSI announces Trident 3 Arctic with GeForce GTX 1070

MSI announces Trident 3 Arctic with GeForce GTX 1070

The console-size gaming PC will launch next month for a starting price of $1500 USD.
The upgraded Razer Blade Pro sports an unchanged exterior; inside it's a different story. (Source: Razer)

Razer upgrades its 17-inch Blade Pro gaming laptop

The upgraded Razer Blade Pro features an unlocked Kaby Lake processor, faster memory, and THX certification. Unsurprisingly, it also features an increase in price.
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)

Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.
MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Stealth gamer. The first generation GS60 was infamous for its loud fans and hot temperatures. Now that the second generation GS63VR has been made available with more power efficient Kaby Lake and Pascal options, the super-thin MSI series has been a lot easier to recommend.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
eSports boom could attract as much as 600 million viewers by 2020

eSports boom could attract as much as 600 million viewers by 2020

Titles like LoL, DOTA 2, and CS:GO will bring in 385 million viewers this year alone.
Corsair One gaming PC now available

Corsair One gaming PC now available

The manufacturer's first pre-built desktop PC starts at just under 2000 Euros and includes a GTX 1070, liquid-cooled i7-7700K CPU, and 16 GB of RAM.
Asus Strix GL702VS (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% Asus Strix GL702VS (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Hot stuff! The Asus GL702VS is one of many options for gamers hunting power in a portable package. Equipped with high-end components in a relatively thin and light chassis, the notebook brings high details in modern titles without breaking backs. Can the device keep its cool, or will it melt under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

Compact gamer. Schenker's 14-inch device runs all games smoothly on the matte IPS display. The features are good as well, with an NVMe SSD and HDD combination, 16 GB of RAM, and a good keyboard on-board. An LTE/UMTS modem can also be installed in the computer if needed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 2.1 kg
Ben heck tears into the Nintendo Switch. (Source: The Ben Heck Show)

Ben Heck tears the Nintendo Switch apart

Ben Heck, known for poking around in modern and retro electronics, tore into the Nintendo Switch to see what was inside. The console seems to be fairly accessible and serviceable.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

Notebook gaming with desktop Kaby Lake. A notebook equipped with a standard LGA 1151 socket may sound super-powerful, but the benefits are minimal compared to the drawbacks that entail.
Intel Core i5-7600K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Ghost Recon Wildlands Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ghost Recon Wildlands Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

GTA meets Far Cry. Ubisoft launches the next action highlight right after For Honor. A group of special forces is fighting against a Bolivian drug cartel in Ghost Recon Wildlands. We test how different notebook GPUs can handle the open world title.
Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

It's getting hot! The Acer Predator X is the extremely powerful "luxury edition" of the regular Predator 17. Are the components well-balanced and is the performance sufficient for a spot in our Top 10 ranking?
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
The EVGA SC17 1070, now with G-Sync. (Source: EVGA)

EVGA's SC17 1070 gaming laptop now includes G-Sync

EVGA adds a new SC17 1070 model with Nvidia G-Sync to its laptop family. The laptop's other specs are unchanged.
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

88% Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

A tower PC dressed up as a notebook. While most manufacturers’ gaming laptops feature mobile processors and a soldered-on GPU, Schenker Technologies have taken a different route with their 17-inch XMG U727 and equipped the mammoth with a desktop CPU and an MXM graphics card. Whether this approach is successful or not is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5 kg
Benchmarking VR games is more straightforward with Nvidia's new tool. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia releases FCAT VR tool to test virtual reality performance

First announced at this year's GDC, the tool analyzes various aspects of VR game performance. This makes it useful for gamers as well as developers, hardware manufacturers, and reviewers.
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Source: G.SKILL

Overclockers, start your engines! G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2017

Overclockers can compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The first qualifying round opens from March 17 to April 18 on hwbot.org.
Eurocom Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-end laptop with up to Intel Core i7 7700K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics

Eurocom launches Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-performance laptop

This new Kaby Lake-powered notebook comes with a desktop processor, up to 64 GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics, as well as up to 14 TB storage via five drives. The price starts at $2,499 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware and software options chosen.
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Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

80% Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Pricey budget gamer. Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a well-built chassis with some nice extras, but are these factors worth the additional cost?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The PlayStation Now streaming service currently includes PSX, PS2, and PS3 titles. (Source: Sony)

Sony to start streaming PlayStation 4 games to PC later this year

Sony's PlayStation Now service will expand to include current generation PS4 titles later this year. The service currently allows subscribers to stream games from the original PlayStation through the PS3 to their PS4 or Windows PC.
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Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is the latest in the company’s gaming line. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion Y520 now available

Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is now available for purchase in multiple configurations. For the reasonable price of around $900 to $1200, buyers get a GTX 1050 Ti, a solid-state drive plus 1 TB hard drive, and plenty of ports, making the Y520 great value for money.
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Razer launches zVault currency for popular titles

Razer launches zVault currency program for popular PC titles

Gamers can earn zGold and zSilver to buy in-game items and receive discounts on Razer-branded accessories and laptops.
MSI gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

MSI GE62/GE62VR gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

The limited-time cross promotion will include military-themed accessories and a reskinned 15.6-inch GE62 starting at 1700 Euros.
Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

The Taiwanese manufacturer will be showing off its lineup of notebooks and motherboards with live events and streams.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

Inexpensive Titan. Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful consumer graphics card and replaces the similar but much more expensive Titan X. We review the Founders Edition with numerous benchmarks as well as noise and consumption measurements.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)

HP updates EliteDesk 800 business desktop line

The new lineup includes a VR-ready powerhouse, a standard business desktop in a smaller size, and a tiny mini-PC that could rival Intel's NUC.
Nintendo has yet to reveal actual sales numbers for either the Switch or Zelda at this time. (Source: The Verge)

Switch console breaks Nintendo's sales records on release

Nintendo's new console and copies of the new Zelda title are selling like hotcakes in the days shortly after the Switch's debut. While the tablet is well-equipped, there's still some uncertainty regarding Nintendo's notoriously lacking online service.
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The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

March 2017 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. March 2017 update.
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Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers can be held independently in each hand. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers for Switch can connect to PCs, Macs, and Android

The controllers are not exclusive to Nintendo's Switch. They can sync with Windows, OS X, and Android devices, offering a unique play experience and more controller options for gamers.
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The first thing users might notice about Acer's headset is the bright blue coloring on the front. (Source:  Tech News Inc)

Acer will ship Mixed Reality developer kit for Windows 10 this month

Microsoft and Acer are ready to begin preparations to let partners build apps for the Windows Mixed Reality headset. First order of business is distributing software development kits to various developers.
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Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

82% Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

No-frills gaming. The FX502VM offers nearly everything that comes with the GL502VM without significantly impacting performance. The SKU with the lowest-end TN display, however, should be avoided due to its very poor contrast.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

March 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

84% Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

Quintessential v7. Gigabyte's new gaming machine is aimed at players who want as much power per Euro as possible and are willing to make compromises in the configuration for this. Compared with the predecessor, the P55W v7 can primarily boast with a slightly better total performance, and a somewhat quieter and cooler system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

March 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

March 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

86% Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

Trimmed for performance. For extremely demanding gamers that find the performance of the 17-inch meteor G752 (GeForce GTX 1060 & GTX 1070) insufficient, Asus offers the G701, which is equipped with Nvidia's top-of-the-line model, the GeForce GTX 1080. We put the overclocked high-end notebook through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
Dota 2 Reborn: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dota 2 Reborn: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

MOBA Heavyweight. With up to one million players online at any given time, Dota 2 is far and away the most popular game on Valve's Steam platform. This highly competitive game and eSport has come a long way since its origins as a mod for Blizzard's Warcraft III, and now runs as a stand-alone, free-to-play game on Valve's Source 2 Engine. The Source 2 Engine is well-optimized and very scalable, but has a reputation for being more CPU than GPU dependent. Do the resolutions and graphics options have a large impact on performance? What CPU and GPU you need for your notebook to keep framerates steady during even the most hectic late-game battles is the subject of this article.
Nvidia updates nearly its entire software suite for developers and gamers

GDC 2017 | Nvidia updates nearly its entire software suite for developers and gamers

Developers will reap the benefits of improved low-level API and asynchronous compute while new features like Shadowplay Highlights and Ansel aim to make sharing easier for gamers.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)

3584 Pascal cores @ 1481MHz, 352 Bit GDDR5X @ 11000MHz
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti promises 35 percent performance boost over GTX 1080

GDC 2017 | Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti promises 35 percent performance boost over GTX 1080

The new desktop GPU will provide the largest performance boost yet for a Ti-class graphics card according to Nvidia at up to 1.45x over the GeForce GTX 1080.
Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Mainstream performers. The latest 14-inch Zenbook is faster, lighter, smaller, and brighter than both the Swift 3 and Yoga 510. Unfortunately, it also runs significantly louder as well.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)