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The RTX 2070 factory overclocked models are indeed faster than the GTX 1080, but the price difference is not really worth it.  (Source: HardOCP)

Nvidia RTX 2070 complete review leaks before NDA lift

HardOCP released the RTX 2070 review 2 full days before the NDA lift and it looks like last week's leaks are now confirmed. The factory overclocked RTX 2070 models are slightly faster than the GTX 1080, with the stock RTX 2070 mos...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

October 2018 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 now available for Xbox One (Source: Xbox Wire)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 now available for Xbox One

The latest installment in the Black Ops series is finally available for Xbox One at US$59.99 (Standard and Digital Standard Edition), US$99.99 (Digital Deluxe Edition), and US$129.99 (Digital Deluxe Enhanced Edition). Call of Duty...
AMD's new Polaris 30 GPU, the RX 590, shows up on 3DMark. (Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit)

AMD Radeon RX 590 shows up on 3DMark, shows less than 10% improvement in scores over the RX 580

An entry for the upcoming AMD Polaris 30-based Radeon RX 590 has been spotted on 3DMark by noted leakster TUM_APISAK. The new RX 590 is shown to sport higher clocks and is said to be using the same GDDR5 memory subsystem as the cu...
A new BIOS update is now available for the Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen.

Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen gets BIOS update to remove 256 MB VRAM limitation

A BIOS update is now available for Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 series laptops powered by mobile AMD Ryzen APUs that updates the AMD SMU version to 2.11. This removes the 256 MB VRAM limitation for the integrated Vega GPU and allows it a...
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best gaming 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.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

October 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

October 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 gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
The TPU logo. (Source: TPU)

GPU-Z updated with the ability to detect faked NVIDIA cards

The GPU market is often rife with counterfeit cards. These products are often sold as having more memory than they actually do, or as having newer NVIDIA chips that are in fact reflashed older ones - or both. TechPowerUp has upgra...
While Intel's newest i9 9900k may be the "world's fastest gaming processor," few were denying it anyways. (Source: Digiworthy)

2700X gains ground on the 9900k in Principled Technologies's retests, Intel claims the 9900k is still the world's best gaming CPU

Following severe backlash over what has been described as "incompetent" benchmarking, Principled Technologies retested their AMD CPUs with creator mode. In their new results, the 2700X narrowed the gap between the 9900k down to ab...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
This leak shows an apparent Black Shark 2 with RGB accents. (Source: YouTube)

Leak shows phone with RGB-lit Black Shark logo

The Black Shark series, Xiaomi's take on the gaming phone, is set to be refreshed with a second generation to be released shortly. A new leak shows a phone that resembles the phone as shown in its TENAA certification. It shows the...
The ZOTAC RTX 2070 featured in the Time Spy test has a factory-overclocked core and will probably end up costing US$600. (Source: ZOTAC)

Nvidia's RTX 2070 slightly faster than the GTX 1080 in latest leaked 3DMark Time Spy test

The high-end Turing GPUs do not seem to be a great upgrade choice for the time being, but what about the upper-mid-range RTX 2070 model? According to the latest leaked Time Spy results, the RTX 2070 GPU is indeed faster than the G...
The first Command & Conquer game was released on PC CD-ROM in 1995. (Source: TV Tropes)

Command & Conquer remasters planned for the PC

Jim Vessella, a producer for Electronic Arts, has posted news on Reddit about Command & Conquer’s future. According to his post, the studio wants to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game, which will be in 2020, by releasing s...
The new Hyper Boost technology automatically overclocks the CPU cores and the GPU depending on the launched game or application. (Source:  GSMArena)

Oppo announces Hyper Boost optimization for mobile games and apps

Smartphone SoC overclocking is becoming of thing now thanks to technologies like Oppo's Hyper Boost or Huawei's GPU Turbo. Oppo even collaborated with game publishers and game engine developers to provide compatibility for the mos...
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...
Turtle Beach launches Atlas series of wired gaming headsets (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach launches Atlas series of wired gaming headsets

Each headset has been designed to better fit users with glasses by easing the pressure around the temple. The higher-end Elite Atlas model includes a host of additional features that both mainstream and hardcore gamers can appreci...
The RTX 2000 Mobility GPUs will be launched in early 2019. (Source: Flipboard)

Nvidia RTX 2000-series Mobility GPU lineup leaked

Even though Gigabyte and Lenovo officials were previously claiming that Nvidia's Turing-based Mobility GPUs would be launched in late 2018, that might not be the case, at least according to new information obtained by WCCFTech. Th...
A big-budget Harry Potter RPG is rumored to be under development. (Source: Variety)

Images from rumored Harry Potter RPG leaked online

Footage of a new Harry Potter/Wizarding World game has been leaked online, appearing recently on Reddit. There have been many Harry Potter-related video games in the past, but images captured from the leaked clip seem to show that...
Principled Technologies enabled "Game Mode" on its R7 2700X, which cuts down the 8 core processor to a 4 core processor, causing severe CPU bottlenecks in some cases. (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Principled Technologies responds to criticism of its i9 9900k study

After scathing criticism coming from GamersNexus's Steve Burke and Hardware Unboxed's Steve Walton, Principled Technologies has made statements and defended its i9 9900k performance study. The company said "we are confident in ou...
Fortnite - Disco Domination mode and quad rocket launcher now available as of mid-October 2018 (Source: Wccftech)

Fortnite gets Disco Domination mode, quad rocket launcher, and more

The patch 0.62 brings a new 50v50 battle mode to Fortnite, namely Disco Domination, as well as a quad rocket launcher. In the new mode, players fight to capture dance floors and raise disco balls. The new patch also brings back th...
Forza Horizon 4 gets 2 million players in first week after launch

Forza Horizon 4 hits 2 million players

Only one week since its release, Forza Horizon 4 is already — according to Metacritic — the highest-rated Xbox exclusive title of this console generation while the franchise remains the best-seller in the racing category. During t...
Image source: Chucklefish blog

Farmer in my Pocket: Stardew Valley is coming to iOS October 24, Android port will follow soon

The uber-popular indie farming simulator Stardew Valley is getting an iOS port this month. The title is up for pre-order on the Apple App Store now and will be available for download October 24 for US$7.99. An Android port will be...
Render of the Mate 20. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Huawei Mate 20X could be Huawei's flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are the order of the day and Huawei looks set to join that trend with the upcoming Mate 20X, a gaming device that could come with a big battery, liquid cooling system, and, possibly, a larger than normal display.
Razer Blade 15 getting a new coat of white paint later this year (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade 15 is getting a new coat of white paint later this year

The new color choice will carry no price premium over the standard black color for full price parity with existing configurations. All SKUs of the single storage Blade 15 will have a Mercury White option including the base configu...
Razer CEO will livestream a mysterious "new flagship lineup" on October 10 (Source: Razer)

Update | Razer CEO will livestream a mysterious "new flagship lineup" on October 10

Could a Razer desktop be in the works? The Singaporean-American OEM is set to announce a line of brand new products in San Jose next week. Hopefully, more concrete details about the Razer Phone 2 and its unique docking station wil...
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Professional look, but gamer at heart. Lenovo wants to reshape its Legion series to appeal to a broader audience outside of just hardcore gamers. The Legion Y730 represents the first step in this new direction and it is subsequently the most balanced laptop in the family to date.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Professional overclockers always use liquid nitrogen to get the highest frequencies. (Source: PC Games Hardware)

Intel's Core i9-9900K pushed to 6.9 GHz on all cores using LN

Right after the official launch of the 9th gen CPU lineup, Intel hired professional overclockers to demonstrate the potential of the new Core i9-9900K processors. Using liquid nitrogen, the 8-core CPU was pushed to 6.9 GHz (7.1 GH...
Pokemon GO to get fourth-generation Pokemon (Source: Niantic/The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon GO to get fourth-generation Pokemon and many minor tweaks in the near future

Although the rumors about it surfaced back in April, it took a while for Niantic to finally confirm the arrival of the fourth-generation Pokemon from the Sinnoh region. However, the details are still not out yet, but Pokemon GO pl...
Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity was crowdfunded through Kickstarter. (Source: TechRaptor)

Microsoft rumored to be acquiring Obsidian Entertainment

It appears Microsoft is looking to buy out Obsidian Entertainment, if a report from Kotaku is accurate. Microsoft has acquired a number of video-game studios over the last few years, including paying US$2.5 billion to take over Mo...
The RX 570/580 successors would most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 GPUs. (Source:

AMD Radeon RX 670 GPU rumored to launch mid-October, RX 680 expected in November

The Radeon RX 570/580 successors are rumored to feature 12 nm Polaris 30 cores with increased frequencies, but same 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Performance-wise, these new models will most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 cards and w...
Walton's frustration with Intel is even visible in the thumbnail of his video titled "Intel's New Low." (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Update | Intel's commissioned 9900k benchmarks have serious flaws, says PC hardware reviewer

When Intel commissioned Principled Technologies to benchmark its as of yet unreleased i9 9900k CPU, many voices in the tech press spoke out against such a practice, such as Steve Walton, saying it "undermines what we do." Now, mor...
Kenichiro Yoshida was made CEO of Sony in 2018. (Source: Fortune)

Sony finally confirms PlayStation 4 successor is in the works

In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has admitted that the company is working on a new console, which is more than likely going to be the PlayStation 5 (although that name has yet to be confirmed)...
Intel introduces a new package for the mainstream gen 9 CPUs, just like AMD has new packs for the Threadripper series. (Source: Intel)

Intel launches 9th gen Core, Core-X and Xeon-W CPU lineups

The new mainstream Core and Core-X HEDT processors represent Intel's retaliation against AMD's Ryzen 2000-series and Threadripper 2000 HEDT lineups. Looking at the MSRPs, it seems like Intel does not want to outprice AMD, while th...
The Asus ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop. (Source: Asus)

Asus introduces the ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-9900K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

On the heels on Intel unveiling its new desktop CPU lineup, Asus has announced an upgrade to its ROG GL12 gaming desktop. The new ROG GL12CX is now available with the latest Intel Core i9-9900K on the Intel Z390 platform and can b...
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The CPU thirst of the ancient world. The new title in the Assassin’s Creed series takes players to Ancient Greece, after having been set in ancient Egypt in the series previous outing, Assassin’s Creed Origins. We will be testing the new game on numerous GPUs while assessing the extent to which hardware requirements and graphics options have changed.
While our review was positive overall, performance was definitely a low point for the Spectre.

Update | Disabling ULPS may reduce GPU throttling on Kaby Lake G based HP Spectre x360 systems and more

In our HP Spectre x360 review, we found that GPU performance was very poor in games, where it often throttled down to 400 MHz, less than half of its rated clock speed. Thankfully, there is a solution that should prevent such throt...
Backwards compatibility could be a key feature of the PlayStation 5. (Render source: VGR)

Patent hints at possible PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility

A patent has been unearthed that has led some media outlets to speculate that Sony could be planning on delivering a PlayStation 5 console offering backwards compatibility. The patent for “remastering by emulation” was filed on No...
MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti graphics for $2300 USD (Source: MSI)

MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX graphics for $2300 USD

First teased at Computex 2018 but without a firm price or launch window, the mid-sized Trident X desktop is now ready to ship just in time for the all-important Holiday shopping season. MSI is going all out in terms of CPU and GPU...
Armored Warfare third anniversary festive garage (Source: Own)

Armored Warfare celebrates third anniversary of the unrestricted European and North American launch

Today, Armored Warfare celebrates the third anniversary since it became available for all those interested across Europe and North America. To bring back some of those who lost interest and to make everyone happy, the developer de...
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great looks, meager platform. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most beautiful racing games ever released. Find out in our benchmark test whether the modern graphics of Forza Horizon 4 can overcome the weaknesses of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

FIFA 19 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Champions League. Every year EA lures football fans with a new edition of its legendary FIFA series. Read on to see how the 19th version runs on different desktop and notebook GPUs. Is the game only playable on gaming machines or are multimedia systems powerful enough too?
The Walking Dead's Clementine has become a favorite with gamers. (Source: Digital Spy)

Skybound Games takes on Telltale's The Walking Dead

It has been reported that Skybound Games will take over work on The Walking Dead: The Final Season after original developer Telltale Games suffered from “majority studio closure.” Skybound Games was cofounded in 2010 by Robert Kir...
The second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 12-core and 24-core chips will be released on October 29. (Source: AMD)

AMD 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 chips to hit the market on October 29

AMD has announced that its 12- and 24-core Ryzen 2 Threadripper chips will be available on October 29. The new chips are counterparts to the more expensive 16- and 32-core chips in the Threadripper lineup and will appeal to enthus...
The patent describes how the operation buttons could work through touchscreen conduction. (Source: BGR)

Nintendo patents Game Boy cover for smart devices

A patent by Nintendo has been unearthed that appears to show a Game Boy cover for an electronic device, such as a smartphone. The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in March 2018 and describes an a...
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was published by Square Enix. (Source: Square Enix)

DLC announced for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has only been on the shelves for a few weeks and Square Enix has already announced a new DLC adventure for Lara Croft. The Forge is scheduled for release on November 13 and will be available for the Xbox ...
Nintendo Switch handheld console to get a successor next summer

Nintendo could launch the Switch 2 next summer

After selling more than 20 million Switch units, Nintendo is on its way to the launch of this handheld gaming console's second iteration, which is expected to arrive next summer. Although it will probably not make the move to an O...
ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US October 18, 2018

The Asus ROG Phone coming to the US in less than two weeks

First announced at Computex, the (overclocked) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Asus ROG Phone is now finally ready to take on the North American market. This gaming handset with 8 GB of memory and up to 512 GB of internal storage ...



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