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Leaked HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 specs list the NVIDIA GeForce MX250. (Source: @momomo_us on Twitter)

NVIDIA GeForce MX250 spotted in leaked HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 spec sheet is just a rebranded MX150

A spec sheet of the HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 has leaked online that lists the notebook sporting an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM. This is the first listing of the MX250 in the wild and from the information we have, it ...
The forthcoming Razer gaming and keyboard solution for Microsoft's Xbox One console. (Source: Razer)

Razer's Xbox One keyboard and mouse teased

Razer has released a teaser video to accompany the launch of the first wireless keyboard and mouse combo for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. The launch of the video has brought to light an accompanying image of the actual keyboard a...
The POCO F1 has been upgraded to Pie, but it may not be that sweet any more. (Source: YouTube)

POCO F1 gets a new software update, but it reportedly breaks notch-hiding feature

The Xiaomi POCO F1 has reportedly received an update to official stable Pie, following a recent beta to test the same. However, it's not all good news for fans of the device: some users have claimed that it no longer includes an o...
Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

The perfect gaming CPU! The Intel Core i7-9700K now must prove itself in our tests, with the Core i9-9900K having shown its worth last month. The Core i7-9700K lacks Hyper-Threading support, which makes it directly comparable to its predecessor, the Core i7-8700K. Read on to find whether the Core i7-9700K has the edge over its older sibling and how the CPU fares against the AMD competition.
Intel Core i7-9700K | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
AMD's upcoming Picasso APU is rumored  to power the streaming-only Xbox SKU. (Source: Thumbsticks)

Rumor | Upcoming streaming-only Xbox SKU to be powered by semi-custom AMD Picasso APU

We know very little about the upcoming iterations of the Xbox console apart from the fact that there will be a traditional as well as a cloud streaming-only version. A rumor is now doing the rounds that the streaming-only SKU will...
War Thunder 1.85 "Supersonic" update now available

War Thunder goes supersonic with the 1.85 update

War Thunder 1.85 "Supersonic" is a major update to Gaijin Entertainment's flagship product and — as its name suggests — it comes with supersonic aircraft. Other noticeable changes include the Italian ground vehicles tree, thermal ...
The 2018 Razer Blade Stealth is an awesome Ultrabook, but double-check for these abnormalities (Image source: Razer)

The 2018 Razer Blade Stealth is an awesome Ultrabook, but double-check for these abnormalities

Loose USB Type-C charging cable, electronic noise, discharging battery when gaming, and abnormally slow processor performance round up the list of issues we encountered during our review on the latest Blade Stealth laptop.
The Razer mobile Raiju controller. (Source: Razer)

Razer releases Raiju controller for mobile devices

Razer has unleashed a version of its Raiju controllers for smartphones. It is ostensibly designed to compete with similar products made by Xiaomi and Asus, although it may fit devices besides the company's own gaming-focused smart...
Kingdom Hearts III has already been leaked extensively. (Source: Kingdom Hearts)

Kingdom Hearts III director asks fans not to share game's spoilers

Tetsuya Nomura, the Game Director for the hotly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III, has taken to Twitter to ask the game's fans not to share the recent leaks. This material includes gameplay footage, a secret movie and other spoilers....
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Lenovo Legion Y530-1060

84% Lenovo Legion Y530 (i7-8750H, GTX1060) Laptop Review

Makes a lot of wind. The Lenovo Legion Y530 does not waste much time with questions about the design, but delivers a lot of performance for an affordable price instead. After the review of the GTX 1050 Ti SKU, we now have a look at the model with the more powerful GTX 1060. What can users expect from this laptop?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Discord does Epic one better, will offer 90% revenue to developers on the Discord Store

Discord does Epic one better, will offer 90% revenue to developers on the Discord Store

Discord, the popular communication client, has announced that they will begin a 90/10 revenue share scheme for the Discord store in 2019. This will give 90% of all revenue from game sales on the Discord store to the game developer...
For a long time, Oculus VR was an unchallenged player in the VR market and is still a popular option for consumers. (Source: Oculus)

ZeniMax and Facebook finally settle over 4 year long Oculus lawsuit

In 2014, ZeniMax sued Oculus VR on allegations that CEO Palmer Lucky had stolen technology that made the Oculus Rift VR headset possible, and it became a 4 year long battle between ZeniMax and Facebook once the latter bought Oculu...
Razer Blade Stealth (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

88% Razer Blade Stealth (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

An Ultrabook for gamers. The new Blade Stealth proves that not all GeForce MX150 GPUs are created equal. It's the fastest 13.3-inch Ultrabook we've tested with graphics performance just shy of a GTX 960M and in a sleek package the size of a MacBook Pro 13.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Keep your NES and SNES Classic Edition consoles in good condition as they are likely to go up in value after the holiday season. (Image sources: Nintendo)

Nintendo has stopped producing its NES and SNES Classic Edition consoles

Get your NES and SNES Classic Edition consoles while you can. Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America President and COO, has announced that the company has stopped manufacturing both Classic Edition consoles. Fils-Aimé confirmed tha...
Nvidia's share price is now almost half of what it used to be in the glory days of crypto mining and the investors are more and more concerned. (Source: The Register)

Nvidia's stock takes a dive again, largest investor ready to pull out

The second half of 2018 has not been kind to Nvidia at all. The crypto craze is gone and AIB partners are still overstocked with pascal GPUs, the trade wars in China are creating economic instabilities and the launch of the RTX 20...
This new app may turn your Nintendo Switch into a PC gaming controller. (Source: YouTube)

New app on GitHub may bring PC game streaming to Nintendo Switch

The developer of a new home-made app claims that it allows for the streaming of PC games to the Nintendo Switch. Unlike many other similar attempts in the past, this version apparently has reduced latency and allows for the full c...
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, Optane Memory, FHD) Laptop Review

83% HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, Optane Memory, FHD) Laptop Review

Mid-range gamer. The Coffee Lake hexa-core processor and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card can display all current games smoothly on the matte Full HD IPS display. On top of that, the device offers 8 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode, Intel Optane Memory and a decent keyboard. However, it also has some weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Jerry Shen will be taking over at tech start-up iFast. (Source: WNOT)

Asus CEO resigns; company to focus on mobile gamers

Asus has announced the resignation of the company’s long-term CEO, Jerry Shen. However, the executive plans to maintain a relationship with the Taiwanese manufacturer in his new position as chief of a start-up called iFast. In a c...
NVIDIA recommends using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to achieve 60 FPS in FFXV at 4K with maximum graphics and DLSS enabled. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA releases new GeForce and RTX Game Ready driver for Final Fantasy XV with DLSS beta support

NVIDIA has released a new Game Ready driver that is available to download for RTX and GeForce GPUs. The new driver adds Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) beta to Final Fantasy XV and brings updates to GeForce Experience too.
Zen 2 is a highly anticipated architecture, which promises massive performance enhancements over the current gen Zen+. (Source: Forbes)

A mobile Ryzen 3 3300X surfaces, but it's almost certainly fake

As one could expect, leaks and rumors, whether they're true or not, often times inspire people to manufacture leaks of their own for fun. This seems to be such a case where a Ryzen 3 3300X has surfaced on Userbenchmark; the circum...
Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Recommendable! The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the more affordable model of AMD's latest Threadripper generation. At $649 it is priced similarly to Intel's Core i9-9900K. Find out in our extensive review which one of these two is the better deal, and whether or not the "cheap" Threadripper can be a threat for its bigger and more powerful sibling.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
World of Tanks 1.3 now live with new decals and more

World of Tanks 1.3 comes with new options for vehicle customization, Personal Missions changes, and more

Although some issues that have been around for ages — such as idle players, a broken matchmaking system, and bots — have not been addressed, World of Tanks 1.3 comes with large-scale decals, a few reworked maps, a new map for the ...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Dell confirms that it is fixing the GPU issue that affects some XPS 15 9570 laptops

Dell has backtracked on its decision that the XPS 15 9570 does not have an NVIDIA GPU issue. The company has informed us that it is working on a fix that it aims to roll out via an updated BIOS by the end of this month.
Alienware m15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

87% Alienware m15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Alien on a diet. Alienware's first ultra-thin laptop maintains the spirit of the original Alienware 15 R4 while propelling the series forward into the super-light gaming category. Of course, some sacrifices had to be made when moving to a smaller design, but it's mostly a success especially in terms of Turbo Boost performance and chassis rigidity.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Sony PlayStation Classic was launched on December 3, 2018. (Source: Digital Trends)

Hacked PlayStation Classic plays games from USB flash drive

It has been reported that the new Sony PlayStation Classic has already been hacked, even though the console has only just been released. Apparently, hackers have been able to run software on the device using a USB flash drive, aft...
While the card doesn't appear to be very high end, the RTX 2060 could be as fast or even faster than a GTX 1070. (Source: VideoCardz)

RTX 2060 desktop GPU specifications leak

News and rumor website VideoCardz has reported the existence of the RTX 2060, some of its specifications, and that it will launch soon. With 1920 CUDA cores, the new midrange card could be up to 50% faster than the previous 1060 6...
HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Compact gaming racer. The Omen 15 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte Full HD display. Hewlett-Packard uses a very responsive 144-Hz IPS panel here, and the rest of the equipment is also all right: NVMe SSD, 32 GB of working memory, Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

December 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.
Although the download is free, a physical version will is also availble for US$166. (Source: Limited Run Games)

The original DOOM is getting a free fifth chapter to celebrate its 25-year anniversary

Fans of DOOM will be excited to learn that the ground-breaking first-person shooter is getting an all-new fifth chapter. The new content has been announced to mark the 25-year anniversary of its launch in 1993.
This contest sparked rumors that Ryzen 3000 might be arriving sooner rather than later, perhaps as early as AMD's opening event as CES in January. (Source: VideoCardz)

South Korean Ryzen 3600X and 3700X contest is pulled after AMD is notified of its existence

Tech enthusiasts were intrigued by a contest hosted by a South Korean sales agency, the object of which was to guess the Cinebench scores for the as of yet unreleased Ryzen 3600X and 3700X. However, the contest has now been cancel...
It looks like the 2060 mobility GPU will also include ray tracing features and the first tests put it just above the GTX 1070 Max-Q version. (Source: Nvidia)

More details on Nvidia's RTX 2000-series mobility GPUs emerge, leaked Lenovo / HP / Asus laptop benchmarks included

Tum Apisak is back with a bunch of exciting leaks regarding the performance of Nvidia's mid-range and high-end mobility GPUs based on the Turing architecture. First off, the RTX 2060 will get a regular and a Max-Q version, and it ...
CS:GO is now free and includes a battle royale mode (Source: own)

CS:GO finally becomes a free to play title and gets a battle royale mode

Less than eight years since its release, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been turned into a free to play title. However, the best part is that the favorite first-person shooter of millions has also received a battle royale mo...
Notebookcheck Gaming PC

Notebookcheck Gaming PC

Fit for the future. We regularly update our fleet of desktops and laptops to keep up with the latest gaming benchmarks and now is time for us to update the former. This article is dedicated to our latest main testing platform that will serve as the foundation on which we will conduct future benchmark articles of the most recent games.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) |
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

December 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 Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

December 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.
Turing HubblePhone K3-XR crypto pre-order campaign starting December 13 (Source: The Dawn of HubblePhone newsletter)

The Crypto Pre-Order Campaign of the Turing HubblePhone K3-XR next-gen handset will start on December 13

Advertised as a multi-screen 5G smartphone with a professional camera and a mobile gaming console, the HubblePhone K3-XR Copernicus is supposed to arrive in about a year, but there are two more models — Cassini and Herschel — that...
Rare Ryzen gaming laptop shows how far behind AMD is against Nvidia (Image source: Acer)

Rare Ryzen and Polaris gaming laptop shows how far behind AMD is against Nvidia

Based on the very few Polaris-based gaming laptops we've tested, they're just not worth the errors, crashes, and glitches when gaming especially when an equivalent Intel/Nvidia gaming laptop is available for the same price.
Darksiders III

Darksiders III Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Out of nowhere. At the end of November without any hype in the press, the third installment in the Darksiders series came out. We examine whether it is a good or a bad sign with our performance analysis.
Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Rampage. Just Cause 4 is a real adventure playground like its predecessors. Read on in our benchmark article to find out which graphics cards are best for creating chaos.
One year later, the Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-G platform looks dead in the water (Image source: Intel)

One year later, the Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-G platform looks dead in the water

The future of Kaby Lake-G seems grim. Just as many have feared, the platform is looking more and more like a one-off design with no direct successor or long-lasting commitment from either Intel or AMD if the current product landsc...
The Dragon Age 4 clip teases the phrase "The Dread Wolf Rises," a reference to Dragon Age: Inquisition. (Source: Kotaku)

Game Awards announcements: Far Cry: New Dawn, Dragon Age 4, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The Game Awards 2018 has hosted a plethora of announcements, which included details about titles such as Dragon Age 4, Far Cry: New Dawn, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Mortal Kombat 11, Psychonauts 2, Rage 2, The Ou...
Epic will be offering a free game every two weeks throughout 2019. (Source: Epic/edit)

Epic Games Store launches with just six titles, but Fortnite is one of them

Epic has officially launched its Games Store with just half a dozen “hand-curated” titles. In fact, just three third-party games are currently available: Hades, Ashen, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek. Unreal Tournament and Shado...
Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War bagged most of the major awards. (Source: The Game Awards/edit)

Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War are the big winners at the 2018 Game Awards

Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to scoop up four prizes at The Game Awards 2018 while God of War took home the coveted Game of the Year title among its three wins. Fortnite and Celeste also had a successful evening, winning two awar...
The ROG phone has multiple USB ports to support accessories like this one. (Source: Android Authority)

Reddit post shows what happens when the ASUS ROG Phone is connected to itself

The ASUS ROG Phone has multiple USB type C ports, so that it can support accessories that need two of these ports. A Redditor has demonstrated that this feature can be hi-jacked in order to make it appear that the phone can charge...
The price points for the leaked Navi GPUs are considerably lower compared to Nvidia's current mid-range cards. (Source: Rock Paper Shotgun)

AMD Navi RX 3080 / 3070 / 3060 specs & prices leaked

AdoredTV is back with yet another juicy leak, this time regarding AMD's upcoming 7 nm Navi gaming GPU lineup that is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2019. If the information is right, it looks like AMD is going for a...
The first laptop models with the new Turing mobility GPUs should be available in early February 2019. (Source: HotHardware)

Nvidia set to reveal the RTX 2000 mobility lineup at CES 2019

Apparently, Nvidia had to iron out a few problems with the Turing chip production, so the mobility versions needed to be delayed for a few months. The RTX 2000 mobility lineup is now expected to debut at CES 2019, with general ava...
Manufacturers are selling more gaming monitors than ever this year

Manufacturers are selling more gaming monitors than ever this year

Worldwide sales are expected to more than double YoY. Top manufacturers like Asus continue to push the boundaries of gaming monitors by offering 4K UHD 144 Hz HDR options to attract more gamers. Curved gaming monitors will also ma...
AdoredTV's proposed Ryzen lineup looks quite optimistic, but keep in mind that the original Ryzen CPUs lowered the entry level for octa core CPUs from $1000 to just $300.

Tech Analyst AdoredTV leaks alleged specs of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series

AdoredTV is well known for his previous leaks on AMD's upcoming Rome server CPU and Nvidia's current gen Turing GPUs. It's not entirely surprising that he has come across some information which he once again recommends we take wit...
The latest Antutu benchmark rankings are dominated by two chipsets. (Source: The Leaker)

OnePlus appeared twice on Antutu's top 10 for November, but Huawei got all the top spots

The OnePlus 6 and 6T grabbed the ninth and sixth place in the top 10 in terms of Antutu benchmarks for November. However, the Kirin 980 allowed Huawei to bag all top 3 rankings, and the Honor Magic 2 to come in fourth. The rest of...

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