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A laptop with 130 W GeForce RTX 3070 graphics can be 15 to 30 percent faster than the 95 W version

The 130 W GeForce RTX 3070 MSI GP66 can be 15 to 30 percent faster than the 95 W version

To the surprise of no one, going for the thinner and lighter GS66 with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics will mean accepting a cut in performance when compared to the thicker GP66 equipped with the same GPU.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:18:00 +0200
MSI is running a Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics (Source: MSI)

Deal | MSI is running a 10th gen Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics

With Intel 11th gen right around the corner, these 10th gen models will need to go. MSI is cutting 12 percent to 27 percent off MSRP depending on the model all equipped with Comet Lake Core U-series or H-series CPUs.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:01:00 +0200
Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
An ASUS laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card has shown up online

ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop spotted online with a Tiger Lake-H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 has been listed on Amazon Italy with an Nvidia RTX 3050 mobile graphics card with 4GB of VRAM. It is coupled with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, a 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz screen, 8GB RAM and 512GB stora...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

84% MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

Making the GP65 look outdated. MSI kicked off 2021 with a whole lineup of refreshed laptops sporting GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. Instead of just a simple internal update, however, many of these new models have brand new chassis designs and the GP66 is looking like the best one yet.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:59:00 +0200
Review of the Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

The Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 stays quiet and cool

The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. What is so special about it is that it never becomes...
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:50:00 +0200
HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD (Source: HP)

Deal | HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD

HP's latest gaming laptop is a significant improvement over the older Omen 15 model. For just over $1000 USD, this is a well-rounded deal save for the measly 8 GB of system RAM that's thankfully user upgradeable.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:36:00 +0200
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be launched soon

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti shipment spotted in the wild before alleged May 2021 launch

An eagle-eyed Facebook user has photographed what appears to be a mother lode of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC graphics cards. An entire pallet of said hardware is en route to the U.S., where it is expected to hit shelves a...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:39:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

86% Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

Never gets too loud or too hot. The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. It gets neither too loud nor too hot.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:13:00 +0200
Nvidia wants to take another crack at making the GeForce RTX 3060 miner-proof

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 to be relaunched with a hash rate limiter built into the GPU

Nvidia is reportedly working on a new GeForce RTX 3060 variant with enhanced anti-crypto protections. It will use a new GA106-302 GPU which will require completely new drivers. The new RTX 3060 variant is expected to hit shelves i...
Anil Ganti, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:26:00 +0200
NVIDIA's RTX 30 series may be hard to come by for at least another six months. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA predicts that GPU shortages will be with us for a while

NVIDIA's CFO Colette Kress has spoken out about the ongoing graphics card shortage again. Apparently, demand is expected to outstrip supply for 'most of the year', which is another way of saying that there will be no GPUs at MSRP ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:58:00 +0200
Despite the budget-oriented build, Colorful added a high-quality 15.6-inch display. (Image Source: JD.com)

GPU maker Colorful enters budget laptop market with 15-inch gaming models featuring Comet Lake-H processors and GTX 1650 Ti graphics

The new JiangXing X15 budget gaming laptop from Colorful comes with i5-10300H and i7-10870H processor options, which can be coupled with 8 or 16 GB of RAM (upgradable to 32 GB) and 512 GB SSD storage, plus an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti dG...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:50:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
Acer Nitro 5 can now be had with a Core i7-11300H or an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H in India. (Image Source: Acer)

Acer Nitro 5 now available in India in Intel Core i5-11300H and AMD Ryzen 5 5600H options, but no higher config options in sight

Acer is now offering select configurations of its refreshed Nitro 5 lineup in India. The Nitro 5 will be available in both Intel and AMD flavors. The Intel SKUs feature a Core i5-11300H with GTX 1650 graphics while the AMD variant...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 06:54:00 +0200
Budget Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop with 120 Hz display, Ryzen 5 CPU, and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics is down to just $636 USD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Budget Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop with 120 Hz display, Ryzen 5 CPU, and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics is down to just $636 USD

Alternatively, users can spend $50 more for the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti version for roughly 10 percent faster graphics performance. The IdeaPad 3 is one of the least expensive gaming laptops you can get with a 120 Hz display.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:08:00 +0200
The 2021 Inspiron lineup will include Tiger Lake-H CPU and Nvidia MX450 dGPU options. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell refreshes the Inspiron 13/14/15 models with Tiger Lake-H CPUs and Nvidia MX450 dGPUs

The 2021 Inspiron 13 / 14 / 15 Intel laptops feature the Core i5-11300H and i7-11370H CPU options, up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, Intel Optane Memory H20 modules (only for the 13-inch model), up to 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage, Nvidia's ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
The Inspiron 16 Plus is targeted at content creators and includes a 3K screen with 16:10 aspect ratio. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell introduces Inspiron 16 Plus content creator laptop with 16:10 3K display, Tiger Lake-H CPUs and up to an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU

Dell's fist 16-inch Inspiron laptop is designed for content creators and includes a stunning 3K 16:10 display, i7 Tiger Lake-H processors, RTX 3060 dGPU, up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 2 TB NVMe SSD storage and a Thunderbolt ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
High-powered native gaming on a Chromebook just got real. (Image: Nvidia)

Nvidia partnering with MediaTek on Arm CPUs mated to RTX graphics for Chromebooks, PCs

MediaTek and Nvidia have announced a new partnership that will see the former’s Arm-based CPUs married with the latter’s GPUs. It will see Nvidia’s RTX graphics joined with Arm-based PCs and laptops, including Chromebooks, for the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:36:00 +0200
NVIDIA officially allows vGPU only on certain datacenter and high-end Quadro cards. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Hack allows unlocking GPU virtualization functionality on consumer NVIDIA cards

GPU virtualization or vGPU enables GPU resources to be shared by multiple VMs or remote machines and is traditionally restricted to certain datacenter and high-end Quadro cards. Now, a relatively simple mod has appeared on GitHub ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:47:00 +0200
More retailer listings have been leaking details about the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptops. (Image source: Asus/Amazon/microaid - edited)

Fresh Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 retailer leaks reveal prices and specs for more variants of the 16-inch 16:10 laptop

Various models of the upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop have been popping up on a number of retailer sites around the world. The Zephyrus M16, which is a 16-inch laptop with a 16:10 display, will be fitted with Intel’s Tiger L...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:08:00 +0200
Offers a lot of performance but only short battery life: The Alienware m15 R4

Alienware m15 R4: Out with the old, in with the new

The exterior of the Alienware m15 R4 remains unchanged compared to the predecessors, but it reveals new strengths on the inside. While performance is beyond reproach, old weaknesses are also present.
Mike Wobker, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:08:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, now often two times as expensive as last year (Source: eBay)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition sold for US$2,999.99... but this is a "good" price

The latest high-end video cards from NVIDIA are priced really high and the prices of custom designs make the US$2,999.99 tag on a GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition that has just been sold on eBay look like a bargain. For example, ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:28:00 +0200
Testing the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05: Dolby Vision, a very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IHM05: Lightweight multimedia allrounder with a good battery life

The Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing power and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and three-year warranty.
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:16:00 +0200
Alienware m15 R4

85% Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop in review: Lots of power, short battery life

140-watt TGP. Dell equips the Alienware m15 with Nvidia's new RTX 3000 GPUs in the R4 version. In our test configuration, the GeForce RTX 3070 shows what it can do at maximum TGP. The performance that can otherwise be found in this laptop will be revealed in our review.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:02:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, resurrected in 2021 (Source: HeatWare)

NVIDIA silently resurrects the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Introduced in early March 2017 with a price tag that read US$699 and discontinued in the meantime, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is now apparently being produced again. For now, it looks like older units that were sent for RMA ar...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:17:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

87% Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Successful allrounder. The slim and compact Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing performance and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and a three-year warranty.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 00:46:00 +0200
Asus seems to be preparing the ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop for launch. (Image source: Asus (M15)/KATS (M16) - edited)

Upcoming 16-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop specs leak unveiling Intel Core i9-11900H and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti among other delights

An image of an upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop has been shared confirming that the device is seemingly almost ready for launch. On top of that, at least two models of the novel 16-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus appear to be in the p...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:56:00 +0200
The thin and light chassis that Razer employs for its 14-inch models could prove too restrictive for higher-TGP dGPUs. (Image Source: Razer)

Razer's upcoming AMD-powered 14-inch laptops might get low-TGP RTX 3000 dGPU options only, R9 5900HX + RTX 3070 Max-Q configuration spotted

The inclusion of the RTX 3070 Max-Q mobile dGPU seems to be suggesting that Razer's thin and light chassis on the upcoming AMD-powered 14-inch models only allow for lower-TGP dGPU options. Can Razer also add an RTX 3080 Max-Q and ...
Column by Bogdan Solca, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:02:00 +0200
The GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti will use NVIDIA's GA107 GPU. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Exclusive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU benchmarks point to decent 1080p gaming performance for entry-level cards

We can confirm that NVIDIA plans to release the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti in multiple configurations. The GeForce RTX 3050 series will replace NVIDIA's GTX 16 series, but early benchmarks show the RTX 3050 Ti outper...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:47:00 +0200
PRO Hi-Tech testing the modded Palit RTX3070 Gaming Pro OC with 16 GB VRAM. (Image Source: PRO Hi-Tech)

RTX 3070 16 GB mod tested in latest games, shows what we can expect from the upcoming RTX 3070 Ti

Besides storing more high-res textures and boosting the ray tracing performance, the 16 GB mod can also help improve framerate stability. Some games like Watch Dogs Legion can be less stuttery on the 16 GB mod, as the 0.1% Low and...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:23:00 +0200
The new XMG Ultra 17 laptops are ready for take off. (Image Source: XMG)

XMG readies Ultra 17 laptops with desktop-grade Intel Rocket Lake CPUs and max TGP RTX 3000 mobile dGPUs

The 2021 Ultra 17 models from XMG pack up to an i9-11900K 8-core / 16-thread CPU, which can be coupled with up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 32 TB NVMe SSD storage. Users can choose among max TGP versions for the RTX 3060 / 3070 ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:45:00 +0200
Owners of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra OC 10G-V, among others, are currently unable to access Colorful's BIOS update tool (Image source: Colorful)

Colorful seemingly forgot to post Resize BAR update files for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 owners, amid a confusing feature rollout

Major GPU OEM Colorful seems to have entirely omitted download links for Resize BAR BIOS updates on its technical support page. This leaves Colorful graphics card owners with no way to enable the feature, at least until the OEM fi...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:04:00 +0200
Honor MagicBook Pro review: A compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

Honor MagicBook Pro with AMD or Intel/Nvidia?

The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good batter...
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 20:21:00 +0200
Resizable BAR is now available for other RTX 30 desktop cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA brings Resizable BAR to all RTX 30 desktop cards via a VBIOS update; performance boost now available for 17 games

Resizable BAR is now available for NVIDIA's full RTX 30 desktop product stack, as the company promised earlier this month. Resizable BAR is available for most modern AMD and Intel chipsets and processors, including Zen 3 and Comet...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:30:00 +0200
Gigabyte has registered a dozen RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with 12 GB of VRAM, so far. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti appears by the dozen with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM in new EEC submission; Gigabyte preparing to release a CMP 30HX mining card too

Gigabyte has registered new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with the EEC, following NVIDIA's GPU and VRAM changes. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is expected to arrive in May with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, but it seems that Gigabyte has its eyes se...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Apple M1-series chips could challenge AMD's Threadrippers and Nvidia's Ampere cards in some tests. (Image source: AMD/Apple/Nvidia/Pinterest - edited)

Unparalleled Apple Silicon performance: TechTuber calculates 20-core M1Z outscores a 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X while M1P with 128-core iGPU beats a GeForce RTX 3080

A TechTuber has offered up some staggering guesses for the potential performance of future M1 Apple Silicon SoCs. With an M1Z chip defeating a Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in Geekbench multi-core and an M1P part surpassing a GeForce R...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 09:47:00 +0200
We are intrigued to know how effective the MIRACLE's second fan is. (Image source: Emtek)

The EmTek GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE is one of the stranger NVIDIA graphics cards to arrive this year

The South Korean hardware manufacturer EmTek has released unusual-looking graphics cards before, but the GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE will take some beating. While its dual fan design is regular for a GeForce RTX 3060, its honeycomb a...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +0200
The GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix is 177 mm long. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS releases the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, its smallest RTX 30 series graphics card yet

ASUS has unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, a tiny GA106-based card that has one fan. The RTX 3060 Phoenix is just 177 mm long, but it is a 2.5-slot card being 51 mm wide.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 20:52:00 +0200
We absolutely love this small detail about the MSI GE76 that was quietly improved over the GE75 (Image source: MSI)

We absolutely love this small detail about the MSI GE76 that was quietly improved over the GE75

File transfers are almost an order of magnitude faster on the new GE76 when compared to the older GE75. If you rely on SD cards for your daily workloads, then you may want to skip the GE75 or GE65.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 02:11:00 +0200
NVIDIA RTX 3090 with GA102-250 die repurposed as GA102-300. (Image Source: Hardwareluxx)

NVIDIA found repurposing lower bin GA102-250 originally thought to be the RTX 3080 Ti into GA102-300 RTX 3090 GPUs

A discovery by a Hardwareluxx forum member seems to indicate that NVIDIA might have scrapped plans for using the GA102-250 in the RTX 3080 TI and, instead, repurpose it as GA102-300 for the RTX 3090. This still leaves the possibil...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 01:21:00 +0200
The next Dell G15 will be available with Cezanne-H series APUs and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. (Image source: Dell)

Dell G15 5515 hits 3DMark with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU and 16 GB of RAM

The Dell G15 5515 will launch with at least an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, according to a 3DMark listing. The 115 W GPU will be available with 16 GB of RAM and a fast 1TB SSD, too.
Alex Alderson, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:55:00 +0200
Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

84% Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

Intel/Nvidia or AMD? The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good battery life.
Intel Core i5-10210U | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 16.10" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:54:00 +0200
Latest Dell Alienware m15 R4 with Core i7, 144 Hz display, and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics now shipping for $1456 USD (Source: Dell)

Deal | Latest Alienware m15 R4 with Core i7, 144 Hz display, and GeForce RTX 3060 Advanced Optimus now shipping for $1456 USD

Dell is throwing in a year of onsite or in-home repair service at no additional cost. The Alienware m15 R4 is the newest gaming laptop from Dell and not some older configuration on clearance.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 05:15:00 +0200
An AMD-powered Razer laptop has shown up online

AMD-powered Razer notebook shows up on Time Spy database

We learned earlier that there was a Razer laptop with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 in the works. It has made its first appearance on the 3D Mark Time Spy database as the Razer PI411. This particular variant ap...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:04:00 +0100
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Laptop Review: A GeForce RTX 3080 PC You Can Actually Buy

87% MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Laptop Review: A GeForce RTX 3080 PC You Can Actually Buy

A complete Makeover. After two years with the same GE75 design, MSI is ready to move forward with a full frontal redesign of the series. The result is a system that is heavier than its predecessor but for all the right reasons.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:27:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU should be suitable for 1080p gaming. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Leak reveals more NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU specifications

NVIDIA is currently working on the GeForce RTX 3050, a new mid-range dedicated GPU that should provide thin and light laptops with more graphics performance than an AMD or Intel iGPU could. NVIDIA is yet to announce the GeForce RT...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:09:00 +0100
Walmart is offering generous discounts for the Gateway laptops. (Image Source: Walmart)

Deal | Get the Gateway Creator gaming laptop with RTX 2060 dGPU for only US$799

The RTX 2060 dGPU is still a good mid-range mobile dGPU, especially now that Gateway and Walmart are offering laptops that integrate it for only US$799. This deal also includes a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with 120 Hz refresh rate,...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:04:00 +0100
Two versions of the RTX 3070 Ti may be coming to market in May. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA tipped to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti variants with 8 GB and 16 GB GDDR6X VRAM

According to a new rumour, NVIDIA plans to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards in May, both with GDDR6X VRAM. Apparently, NVIDIA has developed 8 GB and 16 GB SKUs that can reach 21 Gbps. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is expected to la...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:46:00 +0100
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connectivity for a business allrounder.

The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connections for a business allrounder

Of course Lenovo places the ThinkBook series below its ThinkPads, but as a business laptop, the ThinkBook 15p offers surprisingly few and aged connection options. At the same time, at around $1600 Euros (~$1910), the device isn't ...
Christian Hintze, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 18:43:00 +0100
MSI cards will cost a tad bit more soon

MSI graphics cards slated to get more expensive soon

MSI has confirmed that it plans to increase the price of its graphics cards at a recent investor meeting. The company hasn't specified which GPUs will be subject to the price hike, but we can reasonably assume that the entirety of...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:33:00 +0100
NVIDIA supposedly plans to repurpose the A100 as a CMP mining card. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA tipped to use its GA100 Ampere GPU in a flagship crypto mining card

According to a report, NVIDIA plans to release a fifth CMP card, which it has designed for crypto miners. Apparently, the company will base the card on its GA100, currently found in the A100 GPU.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 18:45:00 +0100
We will have to wait a bit longer for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to arrive

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launch date pushed back once again; graphics card likely to be released by mid-May

A new report says that Nvidia has delayed the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launch date to mid-May. No reason has been cited, but it is safe to assume that it has something to do with the global semiconductor shortage. This will inadvertent...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 17:32:00 +0100
Grainy SSR Begone delivers better reflection quality than the game's SSR settings dialed up to ultra (Image source: nicobellic300901)

Cyberpunk 2077 mod attempts to soup up screen space reflections for users without GeForce RTX graphics cards

Modder nicobellic300901 released "Grainy SSR Begone" for Cyberpunk 2077. The mode leverages the Reshade platform to intelligently denoise low-resolution SSR reflections in the game for enhanced visuals, without the performance hit...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:24:00 +0100
Here are all the slowest and fastest GeForce RTX 3080 laptops you can buy right now (Image source: MSI)

Here are all the slowest and fastest GeForce RTX 3080 laptops you can buy right now

The MSI GE76 is your best bet thus far if you want one of the fastest GeForce RTX 30 laptops in the market. Its 155 W TGP GPU allows the laptop to pull ahead in almost all cases when compared to other models with the same RTX 3080...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:11:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections

Premium screen, entry-level connections. Lenovo has equipped its entry-level business series again with a Comet Lake processor, combining the CPU with a GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, and thus turning the device into a multimedia allrounder. With this, it now offers the same specs as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3, but at a lower price. Our detailed test reveals any advantages the ThinkPad might still have or not have, compared to the ThinkBook.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 15.60" | 2 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:34:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is having a revival, albeit an unwelcome one. (Image source: Palit)

Palit releases the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in what will probably be the most baffling graphics card launch of 2021

The graphics card shortage has led to another curious product launch. Now, Palit has unveiled a new version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which it first released in 2016. Worse still, the Pascal-based card is no cheaper than it was ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 12:34:00 +0100
High-end MSI GE75 with Core i7, GeForce RTX 2070 Super, and 16 GB of RAM is only $1200 USD right now (Source: Costco)

Deal | MSI GE75 with GeForce RTX 2070 Super is heavily discounted right now for just $1200 USD to make room for the newer GE76

Retailers look to be clearing stock on the older GE75 to make room for the newer redesigned GE76. Now may be the time to jump in as the GeForce RTX 2070 Super is still very powerful even when compared to the newer mobile RTX 30 of...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 02:59:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is thought to be arriving in May. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specifications leak again, as do supposed launch dates

According to new information from board partners, NVIDIA plans to release two new powerful Ampere-based GPUs within the next two months. The cards in question are the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which should both ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:32:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Galaxy Book Pro could be launched in May. (Image source: Voice/EBlass - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 renders reveal stylish AMOLED-sporting laptops with Thunderbolt 4, optional LTE, 11th Gen Intel CPU, and up to GeForce MX450 dGPU

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 laptops have been revealed in all of their glory via a series of leaked press renders. The Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 devices boast of having AMOLED screens, 11th Gen Intel process...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:50:00 +0100
Intel's new Xe HPG GPU scavenger hunt landing page. (Image: Intel)

Intel Xe HPG high-performance gaming GPU could launch as soon as March 26

Intel’s long-awaited Xe HPG (DG2) graphics cards for serious gamers appear to be close to launching. The company has teased a scavenger hunt for March 26 based on hidden code found in a recent teaser video pointing to a launch as ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 03:03:00 +0100
GeForce NOW has a lot to announce this Thursday. (Source: NVIDIA)

GeForce NOW adds a new, premium monthly tier in addition to support for new games

NVIDIA's game-streaming service GeForce NOW has announced the end of one membership type and the beginning of another. At US$9.99, the new Priority subscription costs more, but is also slated to add more benefits such as RTX ON an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
Quite impressive: The Dell Inspiron 14 7400

Dell Inspiron 14 7400: Tiger Lake processor plus a good screen equals a great laptop

Not every single thing has to be perfect to get a good score. Despite small weaknesses, a device can prove to be quite impressive as our review of the Dell Inspiron 14 7400 shows.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:49:00 +0100
We should soon see many more DLSS-enabled games thanks to the simplified integration facilitated by Epic.  (Image Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia claims it is now very easy to implement DLSS support for Unreal Engine 4 games, presents System Shock and Fabled Woods as latest examples

Thanks to the new UE4 DLSS plugin created in collaboration with Epic, game developers can now add DLSS support to their games in less than a day. The performance boost offered through the DLSS implementation can especially be seen...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:49:00 +0100
The GeForce 470.05 development driver disables NVIDIA's ETH limiter on the RTX 3060. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA attempts to close the stable door after the horse has bolted by pulling GeForce driver that disables crypto mining limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060

It turns out that disabling the ETH hash rate limiter on the GeForce RTX 3060 is as simple as installing a GeForce development driver that NVIDIA published on its website. NVIDIA has admitted that the driver removes the limiter, c...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:17:00 +0100
Samsung seems to be preparing a refreshed range of laptops with Tiger Lake-H45 CPUs and GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs. (Image source: Nvidia/Samsung - edited)

GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU stars with i7-11800H in likely upcoming Samsung Notebook 7 series refresh: Geekbench OpenCL run reveals GTX 1660 Ti-level performance

Another Samsung laptop has appeared on Geekbench with a potent combination of Ampere-based GPU and Tiger Lake CPU. The possible Samsung Notebook 7 Force device featured an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti part and Intel Core i7-11800H c...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:06:00 +0100
The RTX 3090 Founders Edition's VRAM can run hotter than its peak operational temperature. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 mod can reduce VRAM temperatures by up to 25 °C

A YouTuber has discovered how to significantly reduce temperatures on the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. Replacing the stock thermal pads can drop VRAM temperatures by upwards of 25 °C, allowing the card to be pushed harder be...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:35:00 +0100
GeForce RTX 3060 laptops are outperforming the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q in quite a few games (Image source: Razer)

GeForce RTX 3060 laptops vs. GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: The cheaper option comes out on top in quite a few games

We've already expressed our disappointment on the mobile GeForce RTX 30 series when compared to its desktop counterparts, but how does it fare against last year's mobile GeForce RTX 20 series? The data looks promising for mobile A...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 20:41:00 +0100
Dell G5 15 on sale with 10th gen Core i7, 144 Hz IPS display, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB NVMe SSD for $880 USD (Source: Dell)

Deal | Dell G5 15 on sale for $880 USD with 10th gen Core i7, 144 Hz IPS display, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16 GB RAM, and Thunderbolt 3

Dell is ridding last year's budget model for a fairly low price considering the balanced specifications. Some users may not like the visual design of the system, but the easy serviceability and Thunderbolt support are admirable no...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 20:33:00 +0100
MSI's newest gaming desktops are now live. (Source: MSI)

MSI unveils its latest, Intel 11th-gen- and RTX 3000-based gaming desktops

Today (March 16, 2021), MSI has confirmed that its esports-focused lines of desktops have been refreshed with Tiger Lake CPUs. Accordingly, the next-gen Aegis, Codex R, Infinite RS and Trident rigs will have 11th-gen platforms, wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 19:08:00 +0100
The GeForce RTX 3050 will be one of two laptop GPUs to use the GA107M. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU appears on Geekbench with 2,048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of VRAM

The GeForce RTX 3050 is on its way for laptops and has 4 GB of VRAM like the RTX 3050 Ti. Geekbench has seemingly confirmed that the entry-level dedicated graphics card will have 2,048 CUDA cores, while the PCI ID Repository sugge...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:08:00 +0100

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