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The LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Las Vegas hotel was converted into an esports arena. (Source: Las Vegas Review)

Tencent and PUBG boost the esports sector

The esports industry is enjoying further rapid growth according to a report produced by The Esports Observer. Apparently, nearly US$2 billion has been invested in this gaming sector for the first quarter of 2018, with Tencent cont...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Update April 2018. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1223) 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.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Source: Dell)

Deal | Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop currently US$250 off

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is up for grabs for a discount of US$250. For US$850, you get a very capable gaming machine. The 7th Gen Intel Processor might be a bit older, but if you are okay with it, you can get yourself an e...
The LN2 setup used for overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC Gamer / Der8auer on YouTube)

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to a whopping 6 GHz on LN2

Famed overclocker 'der8auer' has managed to overclock the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X to cross the 6 GHz on all cores. He managed to achieve this by first selecting the best CPUs for the task and then subjecting them to LN2 cooling. Con...
Chuwi upgrades its HiGame mini PC with an even faster Core i7-8709G option

Chuwi will upgrade its HiGame mini PC with an even faster Core i7-8709G option

The upcoming Chuwi system would only be the second mini PC to carry the 100 W Intel-AMD Core i7-8709G CPU after the Intel Hades Canyon NUC. While the manufacturer is promising lower prices for early supporters and backers of its I...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
ZTE Nubia Red Magic official press render (Source: Red Magic)

A new gaming smartphone hits the market: the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is here

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic joins the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming smartphones, but it is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 6-inch 1080p 2:1 display. Fortunately, it features 8 GB of memor...
God of War. (Source: PlayStation)

God of War officially released but it's still not available on Amazon

The new God of War game on the PlayStation 4 has finally been released. The game currently ranks as the second best PS4 game of all time on Metacritic, but its launch is, perhaps, marred by a dire unavailability on Amazon.
Fortnite has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of gamers in China. (Source: Twitter)

China is on Fortnite's agenda

A message on the official Twitter account for Fortnite has shown an image of a passport with a stamp for China on it. The words “The Battle Bus is taking off! Destination, China” are also part of the mysterious tweet. While many c...
PUBG Mobile 0.4.0 now available with Arcade Mode, Training Grounds area, and Dusk setting

PUBG Mobile for Android gets Arcade Mode with the 0.4.0 update

The very popular Battle Royale game, PUBG Mobile, has just received an update that brings its version number up to 0.4.0. In addition to the Dusk setting and the Training Grounds area, the update also comes with Arcade Mode, which...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
Battlefield 1 was the last release in the series, coming out in 2016. (Source: Origin)

EA DICE may be developing a battle royale mode for Battlefield V

It has been reported that EA Dice is working on a prototype battle royale mode for the upcoming title Battlefield V. The Battlefield series has been a massive success over the years for Electronic Arts, and it makes good business ...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
The cooling solution on the new GTX 11xx cards will probably be very similar to that found on the Titan Xp (Source: WCCFTech)

Nvidia GTX 1180 specs and performance data leaks out

The next gen Geforce GTX 1180 GPUs from Nvidia could end up 50% faster than the GTX 1080, based on extrapolated data from the Volta architecture. Previously rumored to be released in July this year, the GTX 1180 might get a US$700...
Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey

Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey - Who has the best laptop service?

To find the notebook that is best suited for your individual requirements is one thing, but what happens when there are software or hardware problems? How good are the business services really? We asked our readers about their experiences with the service and support from their favorite manufacturers. Find out about the outcome of our survey with more than 1000 participants here.
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Di...
AMD pledges for a no-strings attached PC gaming experience. (Source: AMD Radeon)

AMD pledges to respect the gamer's choice in the wake of inconsistencies in NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program

AMD's Scott Herkelman took to pen a blog post regarding AMD's stance in providing choice to the PC gamer. Although his post does not directly mention the controversial NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, there is enough information in...
The Call of Duty series of games has amassed sales in the region of over 250 million units since 2003. (Source: Wccftech)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may not have a single-player campaign

There is a rumor that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not feature a single-player campaign. This may come as a surprise to the series’ legions of fans as the games have always featured a variety of campaigns for a lone player to ba...
Asus has been using the ROG brand name since 2006. (Source: Asus)

Asus announces new brand name for AMD cards

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has announced a rebranding for the AMD graphics cards that were previously part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line-up. The new name for the series is AREZ, which derives from Ares, the Greek ...
Aorus X9 DT

86% Aorus X9 DT (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review

Coffee Lake on speed. Gigabyte's Aorus X9 DT is a 17-inch high-end notebook with top-of-the-line hardware and an overclockable processor that should run every game smoothly on its FHD display. Let us compare the desktop replacement to other GTX 1080 laptops - which one will prevail?
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
The MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. (Source: MSI)

MSI has a slew of new X470 boards lined up for the AMD Ryzen 2 platform

In the wake of AMD making its Ryzen 2 platform official, MSI has released new motherboards based on the new X470 chipset. Features common to all these boards include support for two M.2 slots with support for PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, fou...
The first Watch Dogs title shipped over 10 million units worldwide. (Source: SegmentNext)

Clues point to Watch Dogs 3 development

Three “clues” have been unearthed that all seemingly point toward the development of Watch Dogs 3. Watch Dogs was released by Ubisoft in 2014 and was a huge commercial success. The sequel landed in 2016 and also received favorable...
The Vita was revised in 2013 and the OLED screen was replaced with an LCD screen. (Source: Sony)

PlayStation Vita rumored to be on its way out

British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star has reported that Sony may be planning to discontinue the PlayStation Vita handheld game console, possibly this year. The device was launched in 2011, and although it’s believed it has sold...
Xiaomi Black Shark and game controller

Asus might hit the gaming smartphone niche soon

After Razer and Xiaomi, Asus could become the third big brand to hop on the gaming smartphone bandwagon. The rumor has been around for a while, but the device did not arrive at MWC 2018 as mentioned. Now, the company's CEO Jerry S...
The new God of War game takes place in the world of Norse mythology. (Source: PlayStation)

God of War reviews point towards a Game of the Year contender

The new God of War game has come with all the bell and whistles associated with games in the series. Reviews have been exceedingly glowing, and the game currently ranks second on Metacritic. Sadly, like all other God of War games,...
A close look at the lid ID info of the i7-8086K CPU. (Source: HotHardware)

40th anniversary Intel i7-8086K CPU specs and performance get leaked

The i7-8086K would be a limited anniversary edition marking 40 years since Intel first launched the 8086 16-bit microprocessor. Spec-wise, it is very similar to an i7-8700K, but the base and boost clocks got bumped to 4 GHz and 5....
Razer Phone gets Android 8.1 Oreo stable mid-April 2018 (Source: Razer)

The Razer Phone gets Android 8.1 Oreo stable

The Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update for the Razer Phone has started its rollout earlier today. Its list of features includes multiple optimizations, an improved visual layout, as well as the latest security patches and bug fixes. The ...
Nintendo multi-display patent (Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Next-gen Nintendo Switch might pack multi-display features

A patent that is over one-year old reveals what appears to be a Switch tablet without the controllers, but it can also show a way to play games on more than a single display, similar to the Sifteo Cubes "intelligent game system" w...
HP and Dell are purportedly backing away from Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program (Image source: Nvidia)

HP and Dell are purportedly backing away from Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program

Nvidia's voluntary-but-shady program that puts financial preferences for its members over non-members has turned away two of the largest OEMs in the world due to what the source claims to be "likely illegal" practices. The chipmak...
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X outpaces the Intel Core i7-8700K in more ways than one in first benchmarks

The AMD Ryzen 2700X was given a test drive ahead of its official announcement and the CPU has managed to put up an impressive show. The Ryzen 2700X has managed to beat or come in close proximity to the Intel Core i7-8700K in gamin...
Game designer Yu Suzuki is the director and producer behind all three Shenmue titles. (Source: Sega)

Shenmue I and II coming to the PC this year

Sega has announced its classic adventure games Shenmue and Shenmue II will be made available for the PC sometime this year. Shenmue was originally released for the Dreamcast console in 1999, with a sequel coming out shortly afterw...
It has been 30 years since the release of the original Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console. (Source: Famitsu)

Sega reveals Mega Drive Mini console

The Japanese video-game developer Sega has unveiled a Mega Drive Mini console at the recent Sega Fes 2018 event. The original Sega Mega Drive (known as the Genesis in North America) was released in Japan in 1988, and it ended up b...
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The KB-G1 Game is Beelink's Kaby Lake G answer to Intel's Hades Canyon NUC

Move over, Hades Canyon. There's a new Kaby Lake G mini PC in town. The Beelink KB-G1 Game is an ultra-SFF desktop sporting Intel's new Core i7-8809G CPU with RX Vega M graphics. Although the KB-G1 Game is slightly thicker then th...
AMDs new flagship processor, the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC World)

AMD officially launches 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 chips

AMD has officially launched its 2nd Gen Ryzen Series high-performance chips for desktop computers. While faster acrosss the range, AMD has also been aggressive with its pricing strategy, cutting prices and putting further pressure...
BioShock Infinite alone sold over 11 million units. (Source: Polygon)

Rumored BioShock game in development

A report from Kotaku about the video-game company Hangar 13 has mentioned the development of a new BioShock game. BioShock Infinite was the last release in the popular series from 2K Games, and that title came out in 2013. There h...
AMD's upcoming 7nm Navi GPUs may not be more powerful than Nvidia's GTX 1080

AMD's upcoming 7nm Navi GPUs may not be more powerful than Nvidia's GTX 1080

According to rumors, AMD's Navi-based GPUs, which are slotted for release in 2019, may compete with Nvidia's GTX 1080 but not supersede it. This could spell trouble for AMD; the GPU shortage caused by the cryptomining craze partic...
The gaming controller is compatible with other 5.99-inch models and is sold separately. (Source: Black Shark)

Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone officially revealed with liquid cooling solution

The Black Shark gaming phone comes with totally unique features that include a 550 nits 5.99-inch display, special detachable game controller, sturdy back design for improved grip, watercooling system that allows the SoC to run at...
The 2-in-1 convertible can even be considered a slim gaming laptop.

85% Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

Display upgrade vs. SSD downgrade. On the outside, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is easily recognizable as the gaming version of the Acer Spin 5. However, trying to find other differences between the two convertibles is more difficult - there do not seem to be any at first glance. Is the Nitro hoping to reach gamer status by its red stripes alone, or does it have more to offer? We have put it to the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Strong sales for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice meant it broke even in around three months. (Source: Ninja Theory)

Nintendo and Hellblade big winners at 2018 BAFTA Games Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has held its annual award ceremony for the video-game industry. The 2018 event was a great success for Nintendo, which took home three prizes, and for the dark fantasy action...
Destiny 2 was developed by Bungie and published by Activision. (Source: Bungie)

Bungie announces release date for Destiny 2 expansion

The American video-game developer behind Destiny 2, Bungie, has announced the release date for the second expansion to the online first-person shooter. Warmind will be released on May 8, at the same time as the start of Season Thr...
Gaming notebooks with Intel's new CPU generation

Recommended: Gaming Notebooks with 8th Gen Intel CPUs

Intel's 8th generation Core i7 processors offer significant performance improvements. We present the first gaming laptops with the new hexa-core processors. MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin revolutionizes the definition of a gaming and performance laptop with extremely narrow bezels of the 15.6-inch 144 Hz display. (Advertorial)
Steam Spy was created by Sergey Galyonkin. (Source: Twitter)

Steam Spy ceases operations due to privacy changes made by Valve

The well-known video-game tracking website Steam Spy will be shutting down after Valve announced changes to Steam’s privacy settings. The specific change that has affected Steam Spy’s operations is the default hiding of a user’s g...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

January 2018 update. Here you will find the best current 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.
The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio. Updated January 2018.
Exklim eX Core eGPU. (Source: Exklim)

The eX Core is a compact and portable external GPU solution that is currently on Kickstarter

Exklim has launched a kickstarter campaign for their ultra-portable take on external GPU's. Equipped with a GTX 1050 MXM card and running solely on power provided by the Thunderbolt 3 connection removes the need for additional pow...
PUBG has a large cheating player base. (Source: Playbattlegrounds)

Dell responds | Dell's marketing for its new laptops blatantly encourages PUBG cheating

According to PCPowerPlay, Dell's marketing for its new laptops in China involves hailing the ability of the devices to enhance cheating in PUBG. Players in the region have become notorious for their blackhat gameplay, so this isn'...
Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Experienced successor. While the last two Far Cry games were set in the Himalayas and the Stone Age, the fifth part of this series takes place in the US. Similar to BioShock Infinite, the game deals with a religious cult. We have tested which GPU can really give these fanatics a good working over.
The Radeon RX 500X series now have OEM-specific variants. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches OEM-specific Radeon RX 500X-series GPUs for desktop and mobile

AMD has released OEM-specific variants of RX 500 GPUs for both desktop and mobile. Dubbed the RX 500X, this is a simple re-badging exercise for OEMs help in advertising new systems. The RX 500X series are exactly the same as their...
The bulky chassis accommodates an advanced cooling system for the overclockable i9 hexa-core CPU and SLI GPUs. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces GT75 Titan DTR gaming laptops with Core i9 Coffee Lake-H CPUs

The refreshed G75 Titan gaming laptops are the only MSI series to pack the high-end i9 hexa-core mobility CPUs. The rather bulky chassis feature large intakes/exhausts and gamers can choose among several configurations that can in...
Refreshed HP Pavilion Gaming series launching next month for budget gamers (Source: HP)

Refreshed HP Pavilion Gaming series launching next month for budget gamers

The Pavilion Power series is now the more aptly-named Pavilion Gaming series to tackle on the newly announced mainstream Dell G gaming series. Currently, SKUs are limited to a single 15.6-inch chassis but with a very wide range of...

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