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Mainstream Pascal: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 in Review

Mainstream Pascal: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 in Review

Good price-performance ratio? High-end systems already benefit from Nvidia's Pascal GPUs, and the manufacturer now launches the mainstream models. We test the mobile GPUs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-593G) notebook for gamers and content creators

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire V Nitro coming next month

The updated Aspire V Nitro lineup features Kaby Lake processors, up to 16 GB DDR4 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 and 1050 Ti graphics, and will hit the market next month, starting at $1,199 USD.
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Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

The 21-inch "notebook" is slated for a launch sometime this year for a starting price of $2399 USD and is expected to be one of the most powerful in its class with up to two GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI and the brand new unlocked Core i7-7820HK.
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Lenovo: Legion gaming laptops announced (Legion Y520 & Y720)

CES 2017 | Lenovo: Legion gaming laptops announced (Legion Y520 & Y720)

The Chinese manufacturer is announcing its new Gaming-brand on CES. The new Legion laptops are the first devices under the new name. While the Legion Y720 is supposed to cover the higher-end of the market, the Legion Y520 is more affordable.
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HTC says that the successor to the HTC Vive will not be announced any time soon.

HTC says that the Vive 2 will not be announced at CES

Unfortunately, rumors saying that HTC will announce the successor to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset during CES 2017 this coming week, have been refuted by HTC.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics

Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics

The workstation/gaming notebook begins shipping this January 4th with a Core i7-7700K for a starting price of about $1800 USD.
MSI VR One

MSI VR One

High-end gaming in the backpack. Finally, no more cables: This is MSI's goal with the brand-new virtual reality backpack. We were one of the first editorial offices to have a closer look at the promising concept. (ad)
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | | 3.6 kg
How exactly ASUS managed to put a GTX 1080 inside a 16.6mm-thick laptop remains to be seen. (Source: LaptopMedia)

ASUS dethrones the Razer Blade Pro with the ROG GX501, world's thinnest laptop with GTX 1080?

ASUS may have designed the world's thinnest laptop with a GTX 1080 inside, measuring only 16.65mm thick—if sources are to be believed.
Face Off: Razer Blade vs. Asus GL502VM vs. MSI GT72VR 6RD

Face Off: Razer Blade vs. Asus GL502VM vs. MSI GT72VR 6RD

Same specs at one-third the size. What's the catch? Assuming identical core specifications, the 14-inch Razer Blade performs *nearly* as well as the MSI GT72VR. There are, of course, other important factors to consider including battery life, display options, fan noise, and surface temperature differences between them.
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Microsoft may bring a "Game Mode" to Windows 10

Windows Insider Preview build 14997 includes a .dll hinting at a gaming-optimized mode for extra performance.
Razer Blade (2016) FHD Notebook Review

84% Razer Blade (2016) FHD Notebook Review

Successful. Razer's thin 14-inch is packed with powerful hardware that can handle all modern games on the matte Full HD display. You also get good input devices and Thunderbolt 3. The stamina of the small system is not bad, either.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
The BRIX-GZ1DTi7-1070GB GW is a powerful SFF gaming PC coming soon from Gigabyte. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte announces BRIX SFF PC with GTX 1070

The newest small form factor gaming PC from Gigabyte will pack a serious punch in a small package thanks to its GTX 1070 and Core i7-6700K.
Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Unconfirmed benchmarks show Ryzen performing comfortably between an i7-6800K and the very pricey i7-6900K.
Online retailer leaks Asus GL553VE, GL753VE, FX502VM, and GL702VM gaming notebooks with i7-7700HQ CPUs

Online retailer leaks Asus GL553VE, GL753VE, FX502VM, and GL702VM gaming notebooks with i7-7700HQ CPUs

The new upcoming gaming systems should be sporting both HQ-class Kaby Lake processor options and high-end Pascal GPUs from the GTX 1050 Ti and up.
AMD Polaris 12 references spotted in latest drivers

AMD Polaris 12 references spotted in latest Linux drivers

Unconfirmed early benchmarks in Ashes of the Singularity and GFXBench show similar performance results to the Polaris 11.
Face Off: Acer Swift 7 vs. Asus Zenbook UX310UQ vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Face Off: Acer Swift 7 vs. Asus Zenbook UX310UQ vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Versatile solution. The Acer Swift 7 is solid if not overpriced against the competition. We compare it to the Asus Zenbook and HP Spectre x360 to show exactly what it's missing and why it is currently a hard sell.
Trident Z RGB RAM sticks feature customizable color and lighting effects. (Source: G.SKILL)

G.SKILL unveils Trident Z DDR4 RAM with RGB lighting

The RAM modules feature an RGB light strip that allows for various lighting effects and doesn't require any additional power connections.
Specs on the new Shield have yet to be leaked, but an update to the Tegra X1 is a safe bet. (Source: Android Police)

Nvidia Shield refresh leaked ahead of CES

Images of an updated Nvidia Shield console have leaked ahead of CES. The Shield may come in two sizes and features an improved controller. Specs are unknown.
The next Gear VR might be available soon, the Samsung VP confirmed recently.

Samsung: New Gear VR will come soon, Mixed Reality solution in the works

A new version of the Samsung Gear VR should be released soon, possibly during Mobile World Congress at the end of February next year. We might also see Mixed Reality solutions from Samsung eventually, however, consumer products are far from being ready.
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Intel will officially announce the Core i7-7700HQ processor during CES 2017.

Intel Core i7-7700HQ: First benchmarks of the Core i7-6700HQ successor

The Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ is the successor of the popular high-end processor Skylake Core i7-6700HQ and will be released early next year during CES 2017. First benchmarks reveal a small improvement in speed.
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Asus ROG Strix GL502VM Notebook Review

85% Asus ROG Strix GL502VM Notebook Review

Powerful and Slim. The Asus GL502VM is a slim, 15.6-inch gaming laptop which can run games smoothly on its matte, FHD screen. The hardware needs a lot of cooling, so the laptop can become noisy.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Face Off: Xiaomi Mi Air vs. Dell XPS 13 9360 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

Face Off: Xiaomi Mi Air vs. Dell XPS 13 9360 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

Popular subcompact. The Xiaomi "copycat" performs surprisingly well against the more established XPS 13 9360 and the latest MacBook Pro 13. Its cut corners, however, become very obvious after spending more time with the Chinese-made notebook.
Acer Predator 17 X with Core i7-7820HK specifications leak

Acer Predator 17 X with Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake specifications leak

The Predator series is getting even better with an unlocked Kaby Lake CPU, GTX 1080 GPU, and 4K UHD IPS display for an expected price point of just under 4000 Euros.
New AMD drivers hint at more Polaris GPUs to come

New AMD drivers hint at more Polaris GPUs to come

Code in the AMD graphics driver for Mac OS Sierra refers directly to unknown Polaris GPUs codenamed 'Polaris 10 XT2' and 'Polaris 12'.
Acer Predator 15 G9-593 Notebook Review

85% Acer Predator 15 G9-593 Notebook Review

Pascal upgrade. Acer now uses the latest Pascal GPUs from Nvidia for the current Predator 15. We also get some additional features that were missing with the previous models. The design of the bulky 15-inch gaming notebook is still a matter of taste though.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.7 kg
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G Review

MSI's version of the GeForce GTX 1080 is supposedly not only faster but also quieter than Nvidia's Founders Edition. LED effects provide visual highlights. How well the GPU handle the various benchmarks and if it managed to impress is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) |
12 VR-Pods are available in the MK2 Bibliotheque in Paris to test-drive virtual reality headsets.

Virtual Reality: You can test-drive Virtual Reality headsets in Paris for $25

Last week, a french cinema chain opened a virtual reality venue in the MK2 Bibliotheque in Paris where you can test-drive a HTC Vive, an Oculus Rift, a Playstation VR and a Birdly motion simulator for $25.
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Bridge, the first Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones will be available for sale in March 2017.

Occipital Bridge: Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones

Occipital will start selling the Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset for iPhone 6 or higher in march of next year for $399. A limited explorer edition for developers is available now.
MSI GE62VR and GE72VR - Keep cool with Advanced Cooler Technology

MSI GE62VR and GE72VR - Keep cool with Advanced Cooler Technology

Performance needs control. Thanks to the Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards, both the MSI GE62VR Apache Pro as well as the larger MSI GE72VR Apache Pro get an enormous performance boost. The new Cooler Boos 4 Technology provides effective cooling of the components to ensure the maximum performance in all situations. (ad)
AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson driver brings gameplay capture and improved graphics performance. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1

Live streamers, rejoice! AMD's new ReLive Edition driver rabrings better power management, improved graphical performance, and new gameplay capture and streaming software.
Asus GL702VM-GC102D Notebook Review

84% Asus GL702VM-GC102D Notebook Review

Slim gaming laptop. Asus packs a lot of gaming power into a slim 17.3-inch notebook. Even so, the laptop does not produce too much noise or heat. Due to the deactivated integrated GPU, the laptop consumes more power while idling than necessary.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Watch Dogs 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Watch Dogs 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Impressive performance. Despite the fact that Watch Dogs 2 is quite demanding on the hardware, its engine appears to be well-engineered and stable. Which graphics card and what settings are best suited to allow the user to ascend to the hacker-throne is the subject of our review. Update: we've now tested 16+ graphics cards.
Razer Blade (2016) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade (2016) Notebook Review

Solid as a Rock. The new Razer Blade packs a GTX 1060 in a great aluminum case. The laptop offers reliable input devices, Thunderbolt 3 and an amazing IGZO panel. With all this on the table, what could go wrong? Besides some smaller issues, the greatest weakness was its lackluster gaming performance. However, the latter has now been fixed with an EC update.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 2 kg
Smartphones and devices like Samsung's Gear VR can allow users to try VR gaming at a much lower cost. (Source: Samsung)

VRidge: Try before you buy for VR

The app can use smartphones to mimic expensive VR headsets and seems to be able to run on lower-end hardware.
VR and AR products are seeing weaker sales than analysts predicted. (Source: HTCVIVE)

VR and AR: the sales disappointments of 2016

VR/AR sales were expected to pick up strongly in late 2016, yet the opposite has happened. Experts blame an immature ecosystem.
Asus ROG GX800 coming this month for 5500 Euros

Asus ROG GX800 coming this month for 5500 Euros

The liquid-cooled 18.4-inch 4K UHD "notebook" will be receiving its Pascal update in time for the Holidays.
The Aero 14 is back and VR Ready. (Source: GIGABYTE)

Gigabyte releases updated Aero 14 with GTX 1060

Gigabyte's battery-packed (94.24 Wh) Aero14 has been upgraded with a VR-Ready GTX 1060. Other specs include a QHD IPS display, storage up to 1TB m.2 PCIE SSD, and RAM up to 32 GB DDR4-2400.
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Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Portable powerhouse. The Aorus X7 DT v6 is one of the thinnest notebooks available with the GTX 1080. What benefits will users get from its $3100 USD asking price compared to the $2800 USD EVGA SC17 or $1700 USD HP Omen 17?
Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Core m business notebooks. The "traditional" Portege Z30 stands on relatively equal ground with the the thinner and fanless alternatives from Dell and HP in terms of weight and missing features.
AOC launches Agon AG251FZ monitor with 1 ms response time and 240 Hz refresh rate

AOC launches Agon AG251FZ monitor with 1 ms response time and 240 Hz refresh rate

The new 24.5-inch monitor will be one of the fastest 1080p gaming monitors available in terms of response times when it launches in early 2017.
No Man's Sky is an open-world adventure game for Playstation 4 and Windows. (Source: Hello Games)

Foundation Update brings new features to No Man's Sky

The update brings some major changes and is the first in a line of planned improvements for the game.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection now for iOS and Android devices

Microsoft Solitaire Collection hits Android and iOS

Spider, Freecell, Klondike, Pyramid and Tripeaks Solitaire are now available via both Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.
Windows Holographic, Microsoft's own VR software, should run on fairly low-end system. (Source: The Verge)

Minimum requirements for Windows Holographic unveiled

Microsoft's foray into virtual reality should be much more accessible than other available options.
Aorus X7 DT v6 Notebook Review

86% Aorus X7 DT v6 Notebook Review

Boundless performance. Gigabyte has taken the design of their AORUS gaming notebook to the next level with the advent of the X7 DT v6. With class-leading GPU and CPU performance, speedy solid-state storage, and powerful networking and display options, can anything slow it down?
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
EVGA SC17 GTX 1070 Notebook Review

83% EVGA SC17 GTX 1070 Notebook Review

More power, same features. The impressive overclock-ready SC17 is now officially on the Pascal train, but its continuing lack of features puts the notebook at a disadvantage in the 17-inch gaming category.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Eurocom: Twitter poll for Black Friday Super Special

Eurocom: Twitter poll for Black Friday Super Special

Black Friday ahead: Eurocom launches a Twitter only Black Friday Super Special where fans can vote for the system they would like to be discounted on Black Friday.
Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The Performance Enigma. Gaming qualities aside: the stealth-action game, Dishonored 2, is not running as smoothly as one would expect. The PC version is suffering from performance drops. In the following review, we will check how the game runs on notebooks.
Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Let's get cracking! A word to the wise at the big gaming companies, where they routinely spend millions and put casts of thousands to work developing high-end games. Alongside all those big boys -- like Battlefield, FIFA, and Assassin's Creed -- Germans also delight in playing on a farming simulator. Here's a look at what's up with the latest version, as shown in this benchmark report.
Roccat unveils lightweight Cross gaming headset for 70 Euros

Roccat unveils lightweight Cross gaming headset for 70 Euros

The all-in-one headset weighs in at just 185 grams with a detachable microphone for easier use on smartphones up to desktop PCs.
First references to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti appear online

First references to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti appear online

The imminent GTX 1080 Ti may pack 10 GB of VRAM with a launch price between 900 to 1000 Euros.

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