additional restrictions: Desktop
Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs
System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.
Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks
Crackling tension. It is once again time for heart attacks: The latest title from the Resident Evil series focuses on the strengths from the first games and convinces with a thrilling single-player mode. PC gamers will be mainly shocked by the VRAM requirements.
Nvidia's quarterly revenue surges for a second straight quarter
Bolstered by strong growth in the gaming sector, Nvidia closed out 2016 with its second consecutive quarter of over 50 percent growth. The company is also seeing significant growth in other businesses such as its self-driving vehicle systems and data centers.
Prices for AMD's Ryzen CPUs leaked
The pricing, if true, is incredibly aggressive and comes in at under half the cost of what could be the closest competitor from Intel.
Coffee Lake's Coming: Intel's 8th gen chips will arrive in late 2017
The 8th generation of Intel chips, Coffee Lake, is slated for release in the second half of 2017. Intel states that the chips will bring a 15% performance boost, but will they be competitive with Ryzen?
AMD Ryzen will have official drivers for Windows 7
AMD wants to support Windows 7 and 8 users running Ryzen CPUs as much as possible with original drivers and compatibility updates.
NVIDIA Quadro GP100 is now coming to workstations
NVIDIA's newest GPU targets the high-end CAD/CAE market, allowing users to get the most accuracy and reliability for programs where such features are an absolute necessity, such as complex engineering simulations.
Lenovo updates ThinkPad workstation line with P71, P51, and P51s
Lenovo has refreshed their ThinkPad Workstations. The P51s is a thin-and-light workstation class notebook, the P51 now has a 4K screen with 100% color gamut coverage, and the P71 is a VR-ready workhorse.
Micron is accelerating the release of GDDR6 graphics memory to meet demand
GDDR6, which is said to be 30% faster than the currently popular GDDR5 memory, will now roll out at the end of this year, but it's not clear when we'll be able to find them in our GPUs.
LG fixes 5K UltraFine monitors to shield them from WiFi routers
LG's new UltraFine displays would fail when placed within 2 meters (~6 feet) of a WiFi router. LG has stated they will add additional shield to all future units to correct the problem.
Microsoft releases Q4 2016 financials, cloud services are key
Office 365 continues to pay off for the Redmond tech giant as cloud services were the greatest contributor to revenue.
Wine 2.0 open-source compatibility layer now available
Wine 2.0 is the first in a line of annual releases. The compatibility layer includes support for Microsoft Office 2013 and 64-bit Windows apps to be run in Mac OS X, among other features.
The Compulab IPC3 is a fanless PC with a Core i7
The mini-PC sports either a Kaby Lake Core i5 or Core i7 and is passively cooled.
Nostalgia Nerd's documentary on the Commodore Amiga, "Amiga Story", fully released
Retro-computing YouTuber Nostalgia Nerd has released the concluding part of his two-part documentary on the rise and fall of the Commodore Amiga: Part one explores the history and genesis of the beloved family of computers throughout the 1980s, while part two focuses on its struggles and eventual downfall in the 1990s.
Gole1 Plus mini PC coming soon
This mini desktop PC with an 8-inch touchscreen IPS display comes for about $200 USD, packing the quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
HDMI 2.1 is no small iterative change over 2.0
HDMI 2.1, announced at CES 2017, sounds like an iterative change over HDMI 2.0—but it's anything but. With over 150 percent more bandwidth than HDMI 2.0, it will support resolutions up to 10k and 120fps. Other details will be released in Q2 2017.
Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks
Better late than never. At the end of 2016, we got caught up in the excitement of Pascal, Kaby Lake and co. and entirely forgot about Civilization VI. To rectify our mistake, we are putting the latest addition to the Civilization family in the spotlight with multiple notebook and desktop PC tests.
MintBox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux now available
This compact desktop PC has a fanless design, using a low-power AMD Mullins chip, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD storage, and running Linux Mint 18 out of the box. Announced back in September, it can finally be acquired for $395 USD via Amazon.
Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?
Android N has been trickling out to flagship smartphones for a few months now, but Chromebooks may be the next devices in line to receive the update. Android 7.1 promises to bring better Android app management for Chrome OS.
Users might still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge
Microsoft may have officially the free upgrade period months ago, but still seem to sponsor other free upgrade methods.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 2GB Review
The entry point into the world of Pascal-based desktop GPUs is the GTX 1050. Equipped with only 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM, it primarily competes against the - only marginally more expensive - GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of RAM. Zotac's GeForce GTX 1050 Mini is a very compact graphics card without a fancy heatsink design.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) |
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) |
CES 2017 | Endless intros two Linux-driven mini desktop PCs
These two compact desktop computers start at just $129 USD (the ARM-driven Mission Mini) and are Endless Computers' first products designed specifically for the US market. Pre-orders begin next week.
Ockel unveils Sirius A and Sirius A Pro Windows 10 tablets
These Intel Atom-powered Windows 10 tablet/mini desktop PC hybrids come with 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage in silver, gray, or gold. Prices start at $699 USD, and early Indiegogo backers should get the first units by the end of May.
CES 2017 | AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs
The high-power Avalon mini PC integrates an RX 480 GPU and doubles as a VR backpack with its two Li-ion battery packs for $1800 USD.
CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS
MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs
Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
CES 2017 | Intel one-ups Compute Stick with Compute Card, a credit-card sized PC
Intel's Compute Card is a credit-card-sized PC measuring a scant 0.2 inches thick.
CES 2017 | Razer shows off concept notebook with three 4K displays
Razer is seeing triple with Project Valerie, the "world's first triple display laptop." While still in concept, the project is an exciting peak into what may be possible in the future.
CES 2017 | RCA launches a 17.3-inch AiO, a 7-inch tablet, and two 12.2-inch convertibles
The Voyager III tablet is a low-end device with a $50 USD price tag, while the convertibles come with up to 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (the Windows-driven one) and prices up to $450 USD.
Review mobile Intel Kaby Lake Quad-Core CPUs
Kaby Lake now with four cores. Intel announces quad-core processors based on the current Kaby Lake architecture just in time for the CES. We already had the chance to test the CPUs in some laptops.
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.
HTC Vive 2 could be wireless with 4K resolution displays
The Vive is barely a year old, but the inevitable second generation headset may bring a host of technical improvements for a demonstration as early as next month.
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.
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.
Apple has new desktops coming: Cook
In a forum post to employees, Tim Cook reiterated the company's support for Mac desktop computers and asserted that there were some in the works.
HP unveils new security features for commercial PCs
The new features are aimed to deter intrusions by protecting multiple layers of notebooks and PCs.
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) |
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) |
Latest Windows 10 Insider build lets you turn off your PC with your voice
Windows 10 Insider Build 14986 has introduced a number of additional voice commands for Cortana, including sleeping, restarting, shutting down, and changing volume.
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.
ARM chips to get support for desktop Windows in 2017
Intel's domination might soon end as the giant ends up facing Qualcomm and other ARM-based chips, which are expected to get full support for Microsoft Windows desktop by the end of 2017.
Intel releases complete specs for new Apollo Lake NUC
Intel's new Apollo Lake NUC (NUC6CAYH) will have a 10W Celeron CPU, 2 memory slots, dual integrated mics for voice recognition, a 2.5" SATA drive bay, 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an infrared receiver; all in a compact 4" x 4" package.
Desktop PCs continue to outpace smartphones and tablets in the business sector
More than half of surveyed business users rely on their personal smartphones for work as companies would rather give out desktop PCs than handheld devices.
Q3 PC shipments beat expectations by 2 points; still down 2.1% on-year: IDC
Market intelligence firm IDC sees strong improvement in thin and convertible laptop shipments for Q3 2016, beating expectations by a wide margin. As a result, the projection of the (still declining) market has improved from a 7.2% to a 6.4% decline.
Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability
Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
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
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.
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.
Intel preparing Basin Falls and Skylake-X CPUs for 2017
The 200 and 300 series may be shipping with native support for USB 3.1 Gen. 2 and 3D XPoint memory.
See our Top 10 Notebooks:
Top 10 Tablets / Smartphones:
Accessory(592) AMD(166) Android(3860) Apple(673) ARM(851) Bay Trail(153) Bristol Ridge / Stoney Ridge(10) Broadwell(216) Business(1908) Carrizo(30) Charts(55) Chromebook(120) Convertible / 2-in-1(466) Cyberlaw(0) Deal(89) Desktop(221) Fail(63) Galaxy Note 5(16) Galaxy S7(47) Gamecheck(21) Gaming(976) Geforce(328) Google Nexus / Pixel(34) Haswell(662) How To(5) iPad Pro(22) iPhone(137) iPhone 7(68) iPhone 8(18) Ivy Bridge(199) Jaguar / Temash / Kabini(40) Kaby Lake(177) Linux / Unix(7) MacBook(43) Notebook(1890) OnePlus Two(20) Phablet(681) Piledriver / Richland / Trinity(28) Rumor(1019) Security(40) Skylake(491) Smartphone(3436) Smartwatch(352) Software(174) Storage(179) Surface Pro 4(21) Tablet(1406) Touchscreen(869) Ultrabook(457) Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR)(71) Wearable(27) Windows(2573) Workstation(122) XPS(24) Zen(19)