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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.
Phoenix OS 2.0 Alpha brings Android Nougat to desktop PCs

Phoenix OS 2.0 Alpha brings Android 7.1 to desktops

While Android was not designed to work as a desktop operating system, those who would like to employ it in this manner can use Phoenix OS. The early 2.0 Alpha build is based on Android 7.1 and integrates a taskbar, a start menu, support for windowed apps, and more.
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Lenovo launching VR-ready ThinkStation P320

Develop3D Live | Lenovo launching VR-ready ThinkStation P320

Interested in 3D CAD and VR work? Lenovo provides an easy, economical entry into the world of virtual reality with its new Workstation P320.
Intel's Optane Memory is coming to consumer markets in bite-size capacities. (Photo source: Intel)

Intel Optane storage coming to consumer markets

The fast storage solution will be available in 16 GB ($44) and 32 GB ($77) capacities. Their primary use seems to be as a fast cache drive for a larger SSD or HDD.
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.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

The 27-inch All-in-One will utilize an edge-to-edge glass touchscreen with four 3 W Harman Kardon speakers.
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
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Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3600 - 4200 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core i7-6950X Desktop CPU - Benchmarks and Specs

Broadwell-E x86 10 cores @ 3000 - 3500 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core i5-7600K SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3800 - 4200 MHz 14nm
The CI549 Nano is a passively cooled mini PC made for businesses. (Source: ZOTAC)

Zotac set to release business-centric mini PCs at CeBIT 2017

The small form factor PCs are meant for business professionals and sport features like Intel AMT and Intel UNITE.
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.
All sorts of PCs and tablets are on sale in honor of Pi Day (Source: Microsoft Store)

Microsoft celebrates Pi Day by slashing prices on select laptops and desktops

The limited-time deals extend across various laptop, desktop, and tablet models. There are also discounts on Xbox One consoles and select games and accessories.
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.
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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Acer: All-in-One (AiO) PCs Aspire C24 und C22 im Handel verfügbar

Acer Aspire C24 and C22 AiOs now available

The super-slim PCs sport low-power Braswell and Skylake CPUs with aluminum alloy bezels and detachable webcams.
Is it a HTPC, UMPC, or tablet? The latest Apollo Lake designs coming from China are hard to classify. (Source: ECDREAM)

Tiny Apollo Lake mini PCs are coming soon

Ultra-mobile PCs based on Intel's Apollo Lake SoC are in the works and should start being released soon. These flexible concept PCs will pack the latest generation Celeron processors, touchscreens, and batteries, allowing many use-cases.
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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.
AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

General consumers can expect frequent BIOS updates for better performance as developers become more accustomed to the Zen architecture over time.
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.
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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.
For Honor Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

For Honor Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Trinity. After Rainbow Six Siege and The Division, Ubisoft releases their next Triple-A title, which focuses primarily on riveting multiplayer battlers. Knights, Samurai and Vikings - For Honor actually pits three different factions against each other. Our review focuses primarily on how different GPUs handle the various swinging swords, katanas and axes.
The Bonobo WS is the highest-tier notebook available from System76 and features the latest from Intel and NVIDIA. (Source: System76)

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.
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Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" logo, Ubuntu 16.04.2 now available

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.
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Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

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 comprehensive lineup of high-end GPU offerings based on its Pascal architecture seem to be bearing fruit. (Source: Reuters)

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.
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Ryzen could be priced unbelievably low. (Source: ShopBLT.com)

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.
Intel announced the release schedule for Coffee Lake via Twitter. (Source: Intel Twitter)

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?
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AMD Ryzen will have official drivers for Windows 7

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.
The most powerful Pascal GPU to-date, but it's not designed for gaming. (Source: Ars Technica)

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.
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Lenovo's new ThinkPad P51, P51s, and P70 are outfitted with the latest NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. (Source: Lenovo)

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.
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As the gaming industry grows, so does demand for the best hardware money can buy. (Source: PC World)

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.
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LG fixes 5K UltraFine monitors to shield them from WiFi routers

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.
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Microsoft released its statements for Q4 2016 on Thursday. (Source: Microsoft)

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 stable is now available for download. (Source: Wine)

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.
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The IPC3 is a ruggedized mini-PC with a passive cooling system. (Source: Fit PC)

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.
The Amiga series of computers found success as a home entertainment system, as it sold for significantly less than its Mac and PC competitors. (Source: WikiMedia)

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.
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Gole1 Plus mini PC/tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor

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 will still use the same connection interface as previous generations, but new cables will be needed to take advantage of its higher potential bandwidth. (Source: Amazon)

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.
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Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

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 Mint preinstalled and AMD hardware

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.
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Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?

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.
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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

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) |
Endless Mini and Endless One mini desktop PCs with Linux-based operating system

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.
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Ockel Sirius A Windows 10 hybrid tablet/desktop PC with Intel Atom processor, up to 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage

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.
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