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Next generation Asus Zephyrus S GX531 will be even thinner than the Razer Blade 15

Gamescom 2018 | Next generation Asus Zephyrus S GX531 will be even thinner than the Razer Blade 15

The new "thinnest gaming laptop in the world" is just 15.75 mm thick at its thickest point to be even thinner than last year's ROG GX501. The GX531 introduces narrow bezels and 144 Hz displays to the Zephyrus family with plenty of...
The Asus Strix Scar II GL704 — finally, a 17-inch laptop with narrow bezels

Gamescom 2018 | The Asus Strix Scar II GL704 — finally, a 17-inch laptop with narrow bezels

There have been no notebooks with both narrow bezels and 144 Hz panels until now. Asus has teamed up with AU Optronics to develop a 17.3-inch 144 Hz/3 ms panel made specifically for gaming and the narrow-bezel GL704 will be the fi...
The RTX 2080 founders' edition is rumored to come with a dual-cooler setup. (Source: Videocardz)

Alleged Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

Only one week away from the official announcement of the next gen gaming GPUs powered by the Turing architecture, and the leaked benchmarks are already starting to pop up on the Internet. This time it looks like an alleged RTX 208...
Turing is the next step for Nvidia and will excel at ray tracing using its Tensor cores and RT core. (Source: Anandtech)

Nvidia officially announces Turing architecture, launches new RTX Quadro series

On August 13 at Siggraph Nvidia announced its new Turing based RTX Quadro GPUs, designed to process real time ray tracing. The full Turing GPU is the second biggest in the world (the first being Volta) and it is the world's first ...
Samsung's 16 Gb GDDR6 memory has made its way into the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs. (Source: Samsung)

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs feature Samsung's 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs implement Samsung's latest 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory. The enhanced bandwidth of GDDR6 helps in improved performance and memory efficiency while consuming 35% less power. The Quadro RTX is the first product...
The GeForce RTX 2080 name is almost confirmed. (Source: AdoredTV on YouTube)

NVIDIA teaser video almost confirms the GeForce RTX 20xx nomenclature

Shortly on the heels of unveiling the Quadro RTX cards at SIGGRAPH 2018, NVIDIA released a new teaser video for the upcoming 'GeForce Gaming Celebration' event. The teaser drops quite a few hints, which indicate that the upcoming ...
Intel launched the Core i9 series as a response to AMD's 8 core flagship the 1800X (Source: DigiWorthy)

Intel's Core i9-9900k is rumored to have an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz

Intel is rumored to release its octa core i9-9900k in October with an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz, which is the fastest stock clock speed that has ever been offered on an eight core CPU on either the AMD Zen or Intel Core architectu...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
Google will not be able to cash in on the Fortnite fun. (Source: Sensor Tower)

Google to miss out more than US$50 million in revenue due to Fortnite Mobile bypassing the Play Store

Google is expected to miss out cashing in on the Fortnite craze due to Epic Games' decision to distribute the Fortnite Mobile APK outside the Play Store. App Store intelligence firm Sensor Tower projects that Google might stand to...
The NVIDIA GTX 2080 Founders Edition might sport a dual-fan cooler. (Source: Videocardz)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11xx/20xx latest rumor roundup

As we inch closer to the launch of NVIDIA's next generation GPUs, fresh rumors and leaks have started cropping up on the web. New info points to a possibility of a dual-fan Founders Edition and ray tracing capabilities in the top-...
Fortnite Mobile can now be played on non-Samsung phones... sort of. (Source: The Nerd Mag)

Fortnite Mobile for Android beta invitation now open to non-Samsung phones

Epic Games is now accepting invitation requests for installing Fortnite Mobile on non-Samsung devices. Once signed up, users have to wait for a confirmation email before Epic activates the account for playing Fortnite. However, de...
Turing has been rumored to be the next Nvidia architecture for several months now. (Source: TechRadar)

PC Channel AdoredTV leaks information on new Nvidia 2000 series

AdoredTV, a PC analyst and reviewer, has claimed to have obtained information on Turing from an Nvidia employee. The reviewer previously railed against the idea Nvidia would call their new series 2000 instead of 1000 and was initi...
The Galaxy Note 9 is unsurprising pricey. However, some early customers may get certain perks with their pre-orders. (Source: SlashGear)

It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is really expensive

Preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 have already started. The prices associated with this event confirm what has been suspected for months: the new Samsung phablet will set you back considerably. The prices also compare well with thos...
PUBG Mobile Lite now available (Source: Google Play)

PUBG Mobile Lite 0.5.0 launches in some markets, others should follow soon

This light version of the PUBG Mobile game received an update to version 0.5.0 and now features a new sniper rifle, clans, and a new War Mode. Sadly, this title is still not available in many markets, although it made its debut on...
There will only be 50,000 LE PS4 Pro models on sale, so fans will have to be quick about the orders. (Source: Sony)

Sony celebrates 500+ million PlayStation units sold with PS4 Pro Limited Edition

Sony managed to sell more than 500 million PlayStation consoles since the launch of the PSOne in 1994, and, to celebrate this monumental achievement, it is launching a special Limited Edition PS4 Pro that comes with a dark blue tr...
List of NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro cards for EEC certification. (Source: Videocardz)

Next gen NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro SKUs show up for EEC certification

A bevy of new NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro cards were spotted on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website. While the certification entries themselves do not reveal much about the cards, this is one of the last stages before the...
Fortnite (beta) is coming to Android soon. However, it appears Samsung Galaxy phone users are first in line. (Source: howtogeek)

Samsung really does have some Fortnite on Android exclusives - but perhaps not as many as thought

The Fortnite beta is coming to Android after all. However, it is invite-only, and those who own the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first to have access to these invites. On the other hand, the other restrictions on the game's availabil...
Diablo IV is apparently in the works, but its development might take a few more years. (Source: Blue Moon Game)

Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline

Diablo III is arguably the weakest link in Blizzard's current portfolio, and, although the company is not really pressured by upcoming Korean MMOARPGs, it at least owes it to the fans to hype things up for the Diablo franchise onc...
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best multimedia 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.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
The new JapanNext curved gaming monitor is among the first to feature 200 Hz refresh rates at an affordable price. (Source: JapanNext)

JapanNext launches affordable curved 35-inch gaming monitor with 200 Hz refresh rate

The new JN-35VCG200UWHD gaming monitor is among the first to support 200 Hz refresh rates for ultra-wide resolutions. It might not be 4K and HDR-capable, but its AMVA panel with 180R curvature provides 3 ms response times, 300 nit...
The Razer Phone 2 might arrive by December 2018 in China. (Source: CNET)

Razer Phone 2 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 expected to arrive in China by end 2018

The Razer Phone 2 might be launching sometime in December 2018 according to Razer Vice President Chen Xiaoping who revealed this information during the just concluded ChinaJoy entertainment expo. Given the launch timeframe, it is ...
Eurocom Sky X7C (i7-8086K, GTX 1080, Clevo P775TM1-G) Laptop Review

Eurocom Sky X7C (i7-8086K, GTX 1080, Clevo P775TM1-G) Laptop Review

Core i7-8086K mobile debut. The Sky X7C manages to fit a Core i7-8086K LGA1151 CPU in a 15.6-inch chassis to make it one of the fastest gaming laptops available. Nonetheless, performance benefits are somewhat marginal. The main draw of the Eurocom laptop continues to be its ease of serviceability.
Intel Core i7-8086K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
Asus removes references to Whiskey Lake, same references pop up elsewhere on the site (Image source: Asus)

Asus removes references to Whiskey Lake, same references pop up elsewhere on the site

Kaby Lake-R has proven to be much more capable than the 7th gen Kaby Lake U-series to the point where performance can rival a Core i5-7300HQ. If Whiskey Lake-U will be similar, then it would be the perfect candidate for entry-leve...
More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

Recently AMD designed an SoC for ZhongShan Subor's new console the Z+. While previous console SoCs used Jaguar CPU cores which were based on AMD's previous generation of architectures and mid range Polaris GPU cores, this new SoC ...
Acer Nitro 5

83% Acer Nitro 5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Budget gaming laptop. With the Nitro 5, Acer offers a 15-inch notebook for price-conscious gamers. It features a 6-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB SSD for less than 1,500 Euros (~ $1,760). The matte Full HD display is driven by a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
BOY! (Source: PlayStation)

God of War breaks yet another PlayStation sales record as PS4 sales hit cresecendo

God of War was released back in April and it has recorded some fantastic sales numbers on its way to becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation release ever.
Finnish pre-orders of the Asus ROG gaming phone will get a bonus. (Source: Telia)

Powerhouse Asus ROG gaming phone up for pre-order

The Asus ROG gaming smartphone has gone up for pre-order in Finland giving us a first look at its pricing. The powerhouse device packs a vapor cooled Snapdragon 845 and 8GB of RAM and will retail for an eye-watering 999 EUR.
Master Chief will star in a lead role in the upcoming Halo TV series. (Source: Halo Nation - Fandom)

Halo fans rejoice: Master Chief will play one of the leads in Showtime's Halo TV series

Showtime's President of Programming Gary Levine confirmed that Master Chief would be a 'lead character' in the Halo TV series. Showtime is taking all care to protect the mystery behind Master Chief's face and is working with Micro...
MAXSUN's next gen flagship graphics card features a custom triple-fan cooler with RGB lights. (Source: WCCFTech)

Next gen triple-fan Nvidia GeForce GTX custom card teased by MAXSUN

Even though the first custom AIB models for the next gen Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs are supposed to be announced in early September, MAXSUN - a relatively new Nvidia AIB partner - teased what seems to be like a next generation flagsh...
The Core i9-9900K will be Intel's first 8-core/16-thread mainstream CPU. (Source: FunkyKit)

Gigabyte confirms Intel 9000-series CPUs will work on existing motherboards

The gen 9 Core CPUs from Intel were rumored to be launched this October, but it was not clear if they will only work on the new Z390 motherboards. A recent Gigabyte clarification post revealed that the upcoming CPUs will also be s...
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are now available for pre-order. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes wraps off the 2nd generation Threadrippers, pre-orders start today

AMD has announced that its latest HEDT CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 2, are available for pre-order starting today for a retail launch on August 13. The second generation Ryzen Threadrippers come in multiple SKUs targeting differen...
Ryzen's market share has overtaken that of Coffee Lake. (Source: AMD Twitter)

Ryzen beat Coffee Lake for CPU market share in July

Ryzen is possibly the most prominent form of competition for the Coffee Lake family of chipsets. However, the Intel CPUs have dominated the market since the release of both lines. Now, however, Ryzen appears to have opened a lead ...
NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB shot showing the GPU area. (Source: Baidu)

Alleged pictures of the NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB surface online

Alleged pictures of what is likely to be the PCB of the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 GPU have cropped up online and reveal quite a few interesting details. The new GPU will feature either 8 GB or 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, an 8+2-phase...
The PS4 Pro has performed well commercially. (Source: Digital Trends)

Sony releases quarterly sales numbers - Mobile division takes hit, PlayStation sales stay strong

Sony has released its sales numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal year. According to the report, the company's PlayStation division saw sizeable rises in income and profit but the reverse was the case for the floundering mob...
Fornite Mobile for Android needs at least a Snapdragon 820 and up. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite Mobile for Android requires a fairly powerful smartphone

The much anticipated Fornite Mobile for Android will require a fairly powerful smartphone to run. The minimum requirements to run the game were found by XDA Developers while querying the entitlement API. Based on the resulting JSO...
Dell G7 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Dell G7 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

New name, same value. Dell's latest entry into the budget gaming market changes branding but keeps the value. Does the new G7 offer as much bang-for-the-buck as the uber-popular Inspiron 15 7577? Find out in our comprehensive review.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
The original Razer Phone may have put mobile gaming hardware on the map. (Source: flickr)

Razer Phone 2: latest rumors point to possible IFA 2018 release

The Razer Phone 2 has not been officially confirmed yet. However, speculations about the second generation of this gaming phone already abound. They include hints at a late Q3 release for the device.
Fortnite's Android app will only be available via Epic Games' site. (Image source: Epic Games)

Fortnite's Android port won't be available in the Google Play Store

Fortnite for Android is coming (eventually), but when it does, you won't be able to find it on the Google Play Store. Instead, Epic (the developer of the game) will distribute the APK on their own website in an effort to both re-e...
The latest ECC certificate for Manli's upcoming GPU suggests that the upcoming Nvidia GPUs will use the 20xx suffix. (Source: Youtube)

Nvidia could use the 20XX suffix for the next gen GeForce GTX GPUs after all

Initially rumored to be called GTX 20xxx, the next gen Nvidia GPU series seemed like it could actually use the 11xx suffix in the past few months. However, a new Russian ECC certificate for Manli's upcoming Nvidia GPUs informs tha...
Strangely, the Dell G7 15 with GTX 1060 is currently less expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti option (Source: Dell)

Strangely, the Dell G7 15 with GTX 1060 is currently less expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti option

Laptops with the GeForce GTX 1060 will always be more expensive than the same model with the slower GeForce GTX 1050. Price mistake or not, the Dell G7 15 with the GTX 1060 Max-Q is suddenly cheaper than the GTX 1050 Ti option. Th...
Artifact is shaping up to be a serious contender for Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. (Source: Steam)

Valve to launch its Artifact card game on November 28

The first Artifact public demo will be held at PAX West 2018 in early September, and participants at that event will be able to get beta keys to spread around. Artifact will launch on November 28 for US$19.99 on Steam and will fea...
Armored Warfare hits Xbox One today August 2 2018 (Source: My.com newsletter)

Armored Warfare launches today on Xbox One

Almost three years since its launch as a closed beta game for Windows PCs, Armored Warfare is finally available for Xbox consoles. The Xbox One version succeeds the PlayStation 4 variant by only a few months and joins World of Tan...
Recommended GPUs for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at 60 fps and High detail level (Source: NVIDIA)

You need the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 to play World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth in 1080p at 60 fps

Although World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is not going to bring any major changes in the graphics department, NVIDA recommends a GeForce GTX 1060 to fully enjoy the game in high detail and 60 frames per second at 1,920 x 1,08...
The Coolermaster-designed AMD Wraith Ripper cooler for Threadripper 2 CPUs. (Source: Wccftech / Tom's Hardware)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X shown to hit 4 GHz on all 32 cores...on air!

AMD will be supplying new Wraith Ripper coolers designed by Coolermaster that will allow the Threadripper 2990X to hit 4 GHz on all 32 cores on air. This was demonstrated during an AMD event recently held in Maranello, Italy. Gett...
Image Source: Origin PC

Origin PC's EVO17-S is a thin-and-light gaming laptop with an Intel Core i9 CPU

Origin's new EVO17-S is the thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop from the custom retailer. That said, the device is still comparatively hefty at 0.98-inches thick and 6.6. lbs. However, crammed into the case are an Intel Core i9-8...
Turing intends to launch the HubblePhone in 2020, even though the company itself filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. (Source: Turing)

The Turing HubblePhone concept takes cues from Nokia's N93

Turing is back with a futuristic concept that might get launched in 2020, but most likely will not because the company has already filed for bankruptcy. The new HubblePhone would integrate all sorts of advanced technologies, inclu...
The Core i9-9900K will launch this year after all. (Source: PCBuildersClub)

Fresh leaks confirm Intel Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, Core i5-9600K, and Core i5-9400 launch in October 2018

Turns out that the recent XFastest leak about the 9th generation Intel 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' was a bit outdated. New slides have emerged that confirm the 9th gen CPU launch in Q3 2018 itself. Adding credence to this is another r...
Blue Microphones is known for producing audio products that perform above their price point making them popular with modern content creators. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech has the blues: Announces purchase of Blue Microphones for US$117 million

Logitech and Blue Microphones have both announced the collective agreement for Logitech to purchase Blue and add them to their family of companies. Logitech's wider portfolio already includes Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Astro Gami...
Dell G3 15 3579 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Dell G3 15 3579 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

Value-oriented. The new Dell G series caters to gamers on tighter budgets who may find the Alienware series to be out of reach. While core performance remains intact, the cut corners for this inexpensive offering add up quickly.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg

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