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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. (Source: NVIDIA)

Consumer NVIDIA GPUs cannot be used in datacenters henceforth

Recent changes to NVIDIA's EULA prohibits datacenter deployment of their consumer grade GeForce GPUs apart from those used for blockchain processing. This being seen as a move to curb deployment of cost-effective GeForce GPUs for half-precision Deep Neural Network processing.
The Intel-AMD multi-chip module. (Source: Intel)

The Intel-AMD Core i7-8809G will be overclockable with a 100W target TDP

Intel's India website leaked some information about the 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G MCM. The listing sheds some light on the specifications of the new package and gives us hints on what to expect from Intel's official announcement at CES 2018.
New first-person ROM hack of Super Mario 64 is the closest thing to a VR Mario game

New first-person ROM hack of Super Mario 64 is the closest thing to a VR Mario game

Ever wondered what the chunky polygonal world of Super Mario 64 would look like from Mario's perspective? Thanks to a new ROM hack, it's now possible to experience the game from a first-person POV, but you may not want to.
Users reporting DirectX 9 issues with Radeon Adrenaline software, AMD doesn't seem to care (Image source: AMD)

Update | Users reporting DirectX 9 issues with Radeon Adrenaline, AMD doesn't seem to care

AMD's latest graphics driver software has introduced fatal conflicts with a number of classic DX9 titles. The games have been deemed "too old" for AMD to address.
HQ Trivia is now available in the Google Play Store. (Source: TechCrunch)

HQ Trivia now available on Android for users in the United States and Canada

Popular trivia app, HQ Trivia, is now available for Android users in the United States and Canada. The free-to-play app is immensely popular on iOS and players can actually cash out real money by answering questions correctly.
Razer Core external GPU and Razer Blade laptop

Razer Core V2 + Blade Stealth (i7-8550U) Review

A technological Swiss Army knife for the living room. Razer's Core V2 makes anything possible, transforming a slim, unprepossessing ultrabook into a serious gaming PC in seconds. With its dedicated bandwidth, the additional TI82 controller lends the graphics card even more power compared to the previous Razer graphics enclosure. But is it worth investing your hard-earned cash in this device? And how smoothly do games run on the dock? We used several benchmarks and two graphics cards to answer those questions.
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

December 2017 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

November 2017 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. November 2017 update.
Eurocom Sky X9C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080 SLI, Clevo P870TM1-G) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Sky X9C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080 SLI, Clevo P870TM1-G) Laptop Review

12 pounds of pure power. We end the year with the most powerful consumer gaming notebook currently available. Its Core i7-8700K CPU, GTX 1080 SLI GPUs, 4K UHD screen, 1 TB NVMe RAID 0 storage, and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM are astronomical specifications regardless of form factor.
Intel Core i7-8700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5.6 kg
The Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB Windforce OC. (Source: Videocardz)

First pictures of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB surface online

The first pictures of the rumored NVIDIA GTX 1060 5 GB SKU card have surfaced online. The new Gigabyte card is identical to the GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC but comes with the NVIDIA GP106-350-K3-A1 GPU that supports up to 5 GB GDDR5 memory and reduced memory bandwidth.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

January 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

January 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

January 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The new GP106-350-K3-A1 core. (Source: Expreview)

NVIDIA to launch exclusive GTX 1060 variant with 5 GB VRAM

NVIDIA will soon be launching a new variant of GeForce GTX 1060 with 5 GB GDDR5 VRAM. The card is meant to be sold in bulk to cybercafes and will be exclusive to the Chinese market.
ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS 17.3". (Source: Amazon)

Deal | The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS gets a $300 price slash

The 17.3" Asus ROG Strix GL702VS with the 8 GB GTX 1070, Intel i7-7700HQ, and 75 GHz G-Sync display is currently available on Amazon for US$1399.99, US$300 off its regular price.
No more 32-bit love from NVIDIA. (Source: Digital Trends)

32-bit NVIDIA drivers will soon be passe

The upcoming version 390 of NVIDIA's graphic driver will be the last to officially support 32-bit OSs. Barring a year's more time of security support for 32-bit drivers, all new features and enhancements will take the 64-bit route going forward.
Acer Predator Helios 300. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Acer's holiday sales especially strong for gaming laptops and Chromebooks

Acer has reported some independent sales figures showing North American sales during the November holiday period increased by 300% for gaming laptops and 250% for Chromebooks, while the overall sales increase over the same period was also strong.
Civilization VI hits the Apple iPad, first full Civ game for tablets

Civilization VI now available for iPads

More than just becoming available for Apple's tablets, Civilization VI is also the first game in the series to deliver the full desktop experience to those playing it on a slate.
PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

Off beat. The Defiance IV is a stylish 17-inch gaming notebook that is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce 1060 and a 120-Hz display. Find out whether the CPU's clock rate problems under higher loads impact the gaming experience in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Zotac Amp Box GPU dock promises compatibility with any Thunderbolt 3 PC (Source: Zotac)

Zotac Amp Box eGPU dock promises compatibility with any Thunderbolt 3 PC

The Amp Box will be the smallest Thunderbolt 3 eGPU dock with an upgradeable graphics card.
PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

New entry. PC Specialist, a hardware reseller based in the UK, has recently started selling its gaming notebooks in Germany via pczentrum.de. We have got our hands on the Proteus V, a 15-inch gaming notebook for roughly 1400 Euros (~$1660), and are putting it through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Razer is offering a free Bluetooth speaker with its phone for a limited time. (Source: Razer)

Razer offering free Leviathan Mini speaker with its Razer Phone

Razer is offering a free Leviathan Mini portable Bluetooth speaker worth US$179 with its Razer Phone for a limited time. The deal lasts until December 20 or while stocks last.
Intel Core i7-8700HQ vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ. (Source: CPU Monkey)

Details of the 8th generation hexa-core Intel Core i7-8700HQ emerge

Details of the much awaited 8th generation Intel HQ-series CPUs have surfaced online and from the looks of it, seems to corroborate our expectations of a 'Coffee Lake' 6-core 45W chip. The rest of the specifications are more or less similar to that of the extant 'Kaby Lake' quad-core 45W HQ offerings.
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The consoles face off. (Source: TheXomil/Pixabay)

November was a strong month for console sales, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One setting records

November is an important month for retail sales, especially in North America. Sony PlayStation 4 achieved the highest console sales in the month, Microsoft Xbox One produced the largest revenue, and the Nintendo Switch is on target to hit Nintendo's increased sales target.
The Ataribox. (Source: Atari)

Ataribox pre-orders have been delayed

Atari has sent an email out to those who expressed interest in the upcoming Ataribox to say that the pre-order date is no longer the 14th of December. The additional time will be spent developing the platform and ecosystem, and we can expect an announcement of the new pre-order date over the next few weeks.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Deceptive Packaging. A notebook with the dimensions of an XPS 13, the latest quad-core CPUs from Intel and the MX150 - you might think this is a recipe for sure success. The IdeaPad 320s-13IKBR, which we present in this extensive test report, shows this is not necessarily true.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Star Wars: The Last Jedi game will be launching on PC and mobile today. (Source: Engadget)

Brace yourself for a porg attack in Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Porg Invasion

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Disney and its subsidiary, Lucasfilm, announced a new game for PC and mobile that enabled players help BB-8 and Chewbacca defend the Millennium Falcon from porgs.
Sea of Thieves for Xbox and Windows launches March 20 2018 (Source: Xbox Wire)

Sea of Thieves now up for pre-order, coming March 20

Microsoft's open-world adventure game Sea of Thieves is up for pre-order already, but it will only launch globally on March 20, 2018. This title will be available for both the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs.
Nintendo has now sold over 10 million Switch gaming consoles. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo shifts 10 million Switch consoles

Nintendo seems to have a bonafide hit on its hands with the Nintendo Switch. Less than three months after announcing it had crested 7 million sales, it has revealed it has just crossed the 10 million sold threshold.
AMD's Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition is now available. (Source: AMD)

Time for some heart-pounding action with AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition

The 2017 annual major release of AMD's Radeon Software has arrived, called the Adrenaline Edition. In addition to a refined UI, the main features it brings are an in-game overlay that allows performance monitoring and on-the-fly setting changes, as well as a mobile app that can be used to monitor performance or handle recording and streaming settings.
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Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

86% Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be showcased with opened lid underneath the Christmas tree.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered

Deal | GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered

Everybody's favorite Department of Death Travel Agent, Manny Calavera, can now lead your PC to the Ninth Underworld for free, courtesy of GOG.com.
The Titan V is around 4 times faster than the GTX 1060, but it is 10 times more expensive, as well. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia Titan V cryptomining performance does not disappoint, but price/perfomance factor is way off

Bottom line: the Titan V is indeed a mining powerhouse, but the prohibitive price does not scale well with the price/perfomance factor.
Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)

VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens

The new DisplayHDR certificate aims at a more clear classification for HDR-grade LCD displays. It includes three tiers that have distinct logos and are differentiated according to luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time. Commercial DisplayHDR-certified screens will be available as soon as Q1 2018.
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The first all-new Atari console in years is coming in 2018. (Source: Atari)

The Ataribox goes up for pre-order on Dec 14

Atari is set to release its first all-new gaming console in years. The Ataribox will be powered by a custom AMD chipset and is going up for pre-order this week.
Zotac shows off its MEK1 mini PC at a Hong Kong event (Source: Zotac)

Zotac launches gaming MEK1 mini PC with GTX 1070 Ti graphics

Measuring just 414 x 118 x 394 mm in volume, the system manages to integrate a 450 W PSU and GTX 1070 Ti GPU to be a powerhouse of a HTPC.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

December 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

January 2017 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.
The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

Wisdom of the crowd? The Amazon Bestseller list is usually a good indication of which laptops capture buyers' attention and what users generally look forward to when buying a notebook. In this article, we take a look at some of the notebooks that have made it to the Amazon bestsellers list in the Laptop Computers category.
The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro. (Source: Sony)

Sony PlayStation 4 continues to dominate this generation's consoles sales with over 70 million units sold

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation 4 has now passed 70 million lifetime sales, along with almost 618 million games sold.
The Titan V GPU is marketed as an entry-level compute card, but it can also be considered an extreme gaming solution. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia unveils US$3,000 Titan V GPU based on Volta core

The Titan V AI compute card may seem too expensive for an extreme gaming solution, but it is US$7,000 cheaper than the Tesla V100 card that served as basis. Considering the notable price difference, the Titan V actually offers almost the same performance as the Tesla V100, with slightly inferior specs, and essentially the same Tensor, single and double preci...
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The Portal by Razer uses the same design as the original Portal router. (Source: Razer)

Razer announces 'Portal by Razer,' a gaming-orientated router

Razer's partnership with Ignition Design Labs has led to the 'Portal by Razer,' a version of the Portal router with optimizations for gamers.
The NVIDIA GeForce MX130. (Source: NVIDIA)

First benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 are reminiscent of the GeForce 940MX

The NVIDIA GeForce MX130 is another entry-level offering from NVIDIA based on the older but still capable Maxwell architecture. How does it fare when compared to the MX150 and more importantly, the 940MX, to which it is a direct successor? Let's take a look.
Rambus could launch the HBM3 modules as early as 2019. (Source: Rambus)

HBM3 memory expected to feature 4 Gbps transfer rates and GDDR6-like bandwidth

Rambus released some preliminary details about the HBM3 graphics memory modules that are expected to hit the market in 2019, at the earliest. With a transfer rate of around 4 Gbps, the HBM3 modules could double the memory bandwidth, making them faster than the GDDR6 modules included in Nvidia's GTX 2000 GPUs.
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You can no longer use Bitcoin to buy games on Steam (and with good reason)

You can no longer use Bitcoin to buy games on Steam (and with good reason)

Due to the high volatility and growing transaction fees associated with Bitcoin, Valve is no longer accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment method for purchases made on Steam. This decision sheds some light on the economic ramifications of the rapid growth of a currency.
The front panel can be customized with RGB LEDs. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle SZ270R9 mini PC enclosure gets push-button overclocking

The XPC SZ270R9 mini PC enclosure from Shuttle offers versatile customization options combined with easy overclocking functions for gamers who want compact, efficient and silent systems.
Grab an Alienware 15 R3 with a GTX 1070 for USD $1450

UPDATE: Sale over | Grab an Alienware 15 R3 with a GTX 1070 for USD $1450

The Nvidia GTX 1070-equipped Alienware 15 R3 is currently on sale at Best Buy for USD $1450, or $350 less than its retail price.
The two missing compute units might not have a big peromance impact, but AMD's stealthy move clearly indicates some transparancy issues. (Source: AMD)

AMD stealthily lowers count of compute units on second wave of RX 560 GPUs

Buyers should pay attention to what Radeon RX 560 cards they are purchasing, as AMD was discovered to allow OEMs like Sapphire, Asus and PowerColor market RX 560 versions with 14 compute units instead of 16. These downgraded versions are most likely to be found on Amazon and Newegg.
AMD will soon launch Ryzen SoCs with integrated LTE modems. (Source: Qualcomm)

Always-on LTE connectivity coming soon to a Ryzen-powered laptop near you

AMD announced its partnership with Qualcomm to integrate the latter's X16 LTE modem on Ryzen APUs, thereby, bringing always-on LTE connectivity to high-performance notebooks.

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