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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M DDR3 vs. GDDR5 Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M DDR3 vs. GDDR5 Review

DDR3 or GDDR5? Nvidia's GTX 950M is available in two different memory configurations. We compare the performance of the DDR3 and GDDR5 version.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6"
Gigabyte now shipping P57 gaming notebook

Gigabyte now shipping P57 gaming notebook

The 17.3-inch series will include the Core i7-6700HQ CPU, up to 32 GB RAM, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and either the GTX 965M or 970M GPU for about $1...
Alienware 17 R3 Notebook Review

87% Alienware 17 R3 Notebook Review

Marathon runner. There are many powerful gaming notebooks, but only a few provide long battery runtimes. The third revision of the Alienware 17 turns out to be surprisingly enduring.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Gigabyte P55W v5 Notebook Review

82% Gigabyte P55W v5 Notebook Review

Enduring. There are no obvious performance gains in Gigabyte's gaming laptop when compared with the predecessor. However, the new Skylake processor leads to a considerably better battery life. Furthermore, a fast NVMe SSD is also on board.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro Notebook Review

79% MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro Notebook Review

Gaming with Skylake. MSI has updated its GS60 by equipping it with a new Skylake processor. But this is not the only new feature of the new model. However, the drawbacks of the old model are still issues in the current gaming companion.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Serious workstation. We nail down the core differences between these 17.3-inch mobile workhorses. Which one comes out on top?
HP readying laptops with AMD's FreeSync technology

HP readying laptops with AMD's FreeSync technology

The announcement seems to indicate that AMD wants to significantly strengthen its mobile market presence.
Gigabyte P35X v5 Notebook Review

82% Gigabyte P35X v5 Notebook Review

This looks familiar… Gigabyte hasn’t wasted any time reworking their P35X, now suffixed with “v5” so as to indicate that this is merely an iterative update. Given that, can the conservative revisions to the $2,300 P35X v5 preserve its relevance in the gaming market?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
XCOM 2 Notebook Benchmarks

XCOM 2 Notebook Benchmarks

Just one more round, honey. While XCOM 2's gameplay has been received with great enthusiasm, XCOM 2's graphics currently leave something to be desired. Read on to find out which laptop GPUs will enable players to effectively wipe the aliens off the face of the Earth.
Acer Predator 17 G9-791 Notebook Review

83% Acer Predator 17 G9-791 Notebook Review

The hunt continues. The Predator 17 is the second device from Acer's new gaming series. Despite the bulky chassis, the cooling solution cannot completely convince us.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available

MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available

The first ever notebook with integrated Tobii eye-tracking will set users back $2600 USD and come bundled with The Division.
Rise of the Tomb Raider Notebook Benchmarks

Rise of the Tomb Raider Notebook Benchmarks

Precision landing. After several rather poor PC ports (Batman Arkham Knight, Just Cause 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, etc.), the latest iteration of Tomb Raider finally leaves a better impression on the PC. We tested the action title on multiple notebook GPUs and checked the performance. Update: GT630M, HD 4000, M385X, Iris Pro 5200, 920M, M280X, Kaveri R7 added.
Cybertron unveils Osiris and Anubis gaming notebooks

CybertronPC unveils Osiris and Anubis gaming notebooks

The 17.3-inch Osiris 17x will be able to hold a desktop Core i7-6700K CPU and dual GTX 980 GPUs in SLI.
Gigabyte P34W v5 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

81% Gigabyte P34W v5 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Fifth time's the charm. The latest 14-inch refresh comes new with Skylake, DDR4, HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C, and a WQHD display option. Are these updates major enough to get users over the fence?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
Xotic PC Asus G752VY Notebook Review

87% Xotic PC Asus G752VY Notebook Review

Vapor cooler. After recently checking out the "entry-level" configuration with the G752VT, it's now time to move up to the G752VY with Asus' vaunted vapor cooling solution. Is this really a revolution for notebooks or just another empty marketing term?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
MIFcom EG7 (Clevo N170RF) Notebook Review

86% MIFcom EG7 (Clevo N170RF) Notebook Review

Performance boost. TThe GeForce GTX 965M, which thus far has rarely been the graphics processor of choice for laptop manufacturers, has received a new breath of life. Nvidia's update has significantly increased the GPU's maximum clock rate. But how significant is the difference in performance compared to the 2015 version? Our question exactly. We used the MIFcom EG7 to uncover the answer.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Nvidia: You should not expect new mobile high-end GPUs ahead of Pascal

Nvidia: No GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs are in the works

There are currently rumors about an upcoming update of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and 980M with the GTX 970MX and 980MX. We have statements from...
Asus ROG GX700 with liquid cooling now shipping

Asus ROG GX700 with liquid cooling now shipping

Asus has announced the availability of the massive GX700 gaming notebook for European regions with a starting price of around 4500 Euros.
Schenker XMG P406 (Clevo P640RE) Notebook Review

83% Schenker XMG P406 (Clevo P640RE) Notebook Review

Small rocket. Serious gaming devices with a 14-inch screen are rare; the majority of gamers prefers a larger screen instead of a higher mobility. At least the compact dimensions do not prevent extreme performance, which is proven by Schenker's new device. Chassis and input devices are great. So the only thing we have to find out is whether the display, sound and emissions can meet the high expectations as well.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14" | 2.2 kg
MSI GS40 6QE Phantom Notebook Review

81% MSI GS40 6QE Phantom Notebook Review

Hot performance dwarf. Skylake quad-core, GTX 970M and a decent 14-inch display: MSI’s device in the pretty narrow segment of ultra-mobile gaming notebooks can meet all the performance expectations. So much performance does, however, require some compromises in other areas.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Mainstream gaming. Is the GTX 960M too much of an investment? These lower-end enthusiast GTX 950M gaming notebooks may fit the bill instead. Which one comes out on top?
Energy-efficient AMD Polaris set for mid-2016 launch (Video)

Energy-efficient AMD Polaris set for mid-2016 launch (Video)

The red team demonstrated a running system with its 14 nm FinFET Polaris GPU against an Nvidia GTX 950 GPU with surprising power-sipping results.
Schenker XMG A516 and A716 gaming notebooks now available

Schenker XMG A516 and A716 gaming notebooks now available

The reseller announces two new XMG models with the updated Nvidia GTX 965M GPU.
Aorus reveals X5S and X7 Skylake updates

CES 2016 | Aorus reveals X5S and X7 DT Skylake updates

Official Skylake models include the X5 v5 update, X5S v5, and X7 DT with improved sound and illuminated keyboard.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Notebook)

4096 Maxwell cores @ 1126MHz, 2x 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 3500MHz
EVGA SC17 4K-ready gaming laptop with i7 6820HK and GeForce GTX 980M

CES 2016 | EVGA announces SC17 4K gaming laptop

The list of high-end specs offered by this portable machine for gamers includes Intel's unlocked Core i7 6820HK processor, GeForce GTX980M graphi...
real newcomer: the 17 inch P57W gaming notebook from Gigabyte.

CES 2016 | Gigabyte reveals new gaming notebook and Skylake updates

Apart from a number of known devices with new Skylake hardware, Gigabyte also reveals a new model: The P57W is an upper class gaming notebook in ...
The ROG XG2 - prototype of an external GPU enclosure for ASUS notebooks

CES 2016 | ASUS unveils prototype of an external GPU solution

We could get a glimpse at the ROG XG2 - a docking station for Asus notebooks, which should allow connecting powerful desktop graphics cards.
MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI Notebook Review

86% MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI Notebook Review

Fighter jet. The new top model of MSI's GT80 series is one of the most expensive and powerful high-end notebooks in the world. However, not only the performance can set new records, but the noise development as well. Read on to find out whether the SLI configuration with two GTX 980 chips can justify the exorbitant price.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Notebook) | 18.4" | 5 kg
Razer announces Blade Stealth ultrabook with external desktop GPU dock

CES 2016 | Razer announces Blade Stealth ultrabook with external desktop GPU dock

The Blade Stealth’s most outstanding feature is the external Razer Core GPU dock that can be outfitted with almost any desktop graphics card.
Gigabyte introduces P57 laptop, refreshes lineup with Skylake CPU's

CES 2016 | Gigabyte introduces P57 laptop, refreshes lineup with Skylake CPU's

The P57 will be available in a variety of configuration options with Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards and Intel’s 6th-generation (Skylake) Core ...
Maingear unveils the Alpha 34 AiO with extreme specs

CES 2016 | Maingear unveils the Alpha 34 AiO with extreme specs

All of Alpha 34’s components are enclosed within the 34-inch (21:9 ratio) curved display chassis sporting 3840 x 1440 resolution.
The Lenovo Y900 is aiming to shake-up the world of gaming notebooks with its colorful backlit, mechanical keyboard (image: Lenovo)

CES 2016 | Lenovo announces the Ideapad Y900 gaming laptop, Ideapad 710S, and Ideapad 700

Lenovo announces the new Ideapad 700, Ideapad 710S, and Ideapad Y900 on the CES. The Ideapad 700 and 710S are new consumer notebooks. The Ideapad...
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0 Notebook Review

83% Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0 Notebook Review

Barebone gamer. Lenovo is doubling down on the gaming front with the Y700 series. The successor to last year's Y70 is better than before, yet it is still lacking in features common on competing gaming models.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
Asus GX700 Notebook Review

84% Asus GX700 Notebook Review

Bring in the water! While water-cooled desktop systems are not uncommon, most notebook models are exclusively cooled by air. Asus still takes this step and presents the GX700, a combination of high-end laptop and external water-cooling. As one of the first editorial offices, we had the chance to take a closer look at the overall package.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Notebook Review

79% MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Notebook Review

Two steps forward, one step back. The updated MSI GE62 not only involves a new CPU and USB 3.1 but also a superb FHD screen. However, the review sample's power consumption and battery life are not at all typical Skylake.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Compact business. These 14-inch notebooks show that you don't have to sacrifice core business features for a smaller and more portable screen size.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Dual-purpose notebook. While notebook sales this year are down worldwide, multi-mode models are expected to become more popular in the years to follow. Choices are already growing, so let's take a close look at three of them in the 13-inch space.
Aorus X3 Plus v5 Notebook Review

84% Aorus X3 Plus v5 Notebook Review

Mini gaming machine. Skylake, USB Type-C, DDR4, NVMe SSD, touchpad redesign, and HDMI 2.0 round up the list of changes for the refreshed X3 Plus. Aorus shows it means business in the already narrow sub 14-inch gaming category.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Just Cause 3 Notebook Benchmarks

Just Cause 3 Notebook Benchmarks

Adrenaline junkie. Just Cause returns to the PC after five years. The third part follows the tradition of the series and offers an extremely crazy and casual gameplay. However, it looks like the developers forgot the technical optimization with all this fun. Here are our first impressions of the retail version.
Rainbow Six Siege Notebook Benchmarks

Rainbow Six Siege Notebook Benchmarks

Rough diamond. Ubisoft does not follow the casual trend of its own franchise over the last couple of years with Rainbow Six Siege. Instead of stupid non-stop action, the title turns out to be a clever tactical sandbox. We have a closer look at the technology.
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK 80NW Notebook Review

83% Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK 80NW Notebook Review

A familiar refresh. The jump from the Y50 to the 15.6-inch Y700 brings about a few important upgrades, but there are still some major holes in terms of features and accessibility that have yet to be implemented.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
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NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

384 Maxwell cores @ 967-1072MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5/DDR3
New Mainstream Nvidia Geforce 920MX, 930MX and 940MX on the way

New Mainstream Nvidia Geforce 920MX, 930MX and 940MX GPUs on the way

There will be an update in the mainstream segment of mobile graphics cards from Nvidia with the Geforce 920MX, 930MX und 940MX.
Acer Predator 15 Notebook Review

85% Acer Predator 15 Notebook Review

Beast of prey. Following the extremely successful V 15 Nitro, Acer presents its next gaming platform. Instead of an upper mid-range GPU, a genuine premium model is in the Predator 15. Can the GTX 980M stand up against the 15-inch competition?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
Eurocom Sky DLX7 (Clevo P775DM1) Notebook Review

89% Eurocom Sky DLX7 (Clevo P775DM1) Notebook Review

The sky's the limit. Eurocom notebooks just keep getting better and better as Clevo shells continue to evolve. It's pricey, of course, but has key advantages over its closest competitors in the form of 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage and upgradeable LGA 1151 socket.
Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Schenker XMG U716 (Clevo P775DM1) Notebook Review

86% Schenker XMG U716 (Clevo P775DM1) Notebook Review

At the limits. Schenker Technologies obviously has an eye on the performance crown with its XMG U716. The key feature of the 17-inch gaming machine is Nvidia's brand new GeForce GTX 980. How well will the 185-watt model fare against the previously tested 200-watt version?
Intel Core i7-6700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
Eurocom Sky X9 workstation now available for $3449 USD

Eurocom Sky X9 workstation now available for $3449 USD

The Clevo-based notebook promises 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage, LGA 1151 Skylake CPU, GTX 980 graphics, and much more in a 17-inch form factor.
Nvidia Geforce GTX 965M (Ti) coming Q1 2016

Nvidia Geforce GTX 965M (Ti) coming Q1 2016

More power - same name: Nvidia to update the existing GTX 965M graphics chip.
Desktop versus Notebook

Desktop versus Notebook

Full speed ahead. We have built a completely new desktop PC to be up to date for our gaming articles. It competes with high-end notebooks and we are going to use it for comparisons. Who wins the duel?
Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 |

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