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Asus' new ROG Swift PG27UQ is the first 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 certificationr

The ROG Swift PG27UQ from Asus packs in almost everything anyone could want in a monitor: 4K, HDR, G-Sync, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Asus will also sell the monitor pre-calibrated to professional-grade standards with excellent co...
Rumors of Arez's demise have been greatly exaggerated (hint: this is not the official logo). (Source: WCCFTech)

Twitter account kills Asus Arez GPU brand, Asus reacts

With the announcement of Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program, Asus thought it would be wise to differentiate its GPU brands into ROG (for Nvidia) and Arez (for AMD). Since the GPP was killed in its infancy, speculators were quick to ...
Acer Predator Helios 500 using blue backlighting. (Source: Acer)

The Predator Helios 500 is Acer's powerful new gaming laptop with an overclockable Intel i9-8950HK CPU

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a powerful gaming laptop with an overclockable Intel i9-8950HK processor and the choice between a 144 Hz Gsync display or a color accurate 4K panel. Acer uses metal blades in their 3D fan design, wh...
Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition in white and gold. (Source: Acer)

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition is an upgraded white and gold model that is only available for a limited time

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition is a sleek limited-edition variant of the standard Helios 300. A new 144 Hz IPS display has been used, and the chassis uses an unusual all-white with gold trim design. Acer plans to dis...
Razer claims that the new Blade is the slimmest 15-inch gaming laptop on the market right now. (Source: Razer)

The new Razer Blade 15 is the slimmest 15.6-inch gaming laptop in the world

Razer managed to squeeze the 15.6-inch systems inside the older 14-inch Blade chassis. This makes the new Blade gaming laptops some of the slimmest models on the market to date. The refreshed specs include Intel's gen 8 hexa-core ...
The new GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) GPU offers a base clock speed of 1392 MHz. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) GPU

A new variant of the GeForce GTX 1050 GPU has been spotted on the Nvidia website. The latest addition to the GTX 1050 series is the GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB). The GeForce 10 series was released in 2016, and the GTX 1050 GPU original...
Huawei MateBook X Pro launching in U.S. for $900 after rebates (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MateBook X Pro launching in U.S. for $900 after gift card rebates

The $300 USD gift card will apply to new purchases of the MateBook X Pro made through Amazon and NewEgg in an attempt to create buzz. The promotion will end after June 10. Huawei's latest 13.9-inch laptop is thicker than its last ...
Nvidia's next-generation GPU's will be based on the Turing architecture. (Source: Wccftech)

Nvidia 11xx series launching June 15, shipping from July

Nvidia is set to launch its next-generation 11xx series GPUs on June 15, according to a new report. The first cards on the market will be its own Founders Edition designs, with AIB vendors delivering their first designs starting a...
Huawei Matebook X Pro (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

88% Huawei Matebook X Pro (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Market disruptor. Huawei wants to prove that you don't need to spend $1500 or more for a decently specced XPS 13 or MacBook Pro. The MateBook X Pro attempts to give it all with an attractively thin aluminum design, 3:2 touchscreen, discrete Nvidia graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and an Intel U class CPU for less than what major competitors are currently offering.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.9" | 1.3 kg
Nvidia's stock took a considerable plunge, and CEO Jensen Huang is now trying to dispel all the gloomy predictions for next quarter's revenues. (Source: Alamy)

Nvidia's stock plummets as GPU crypto mining death fears intensify

Even though Nvidia had record-breaking Q1 earnings, the impending doom looming over the GPU-based crypto mining endeavors is causing fear, uncertainty and doubt in the green company's investors, leading recently to a 7.85% stock f...
A 7 nm GPU would make more sense for Nvidia's 2-year cycle, since TSMC is looking to make the jump to the 5 nm stepping by 2020. (Source: Nvidia)

Rumor | Nvidia GTX 11xx series could come with 7 nm chips instead of 12 nm, launching late November

With the release of the latest 7 nm chips manufactured by TSMC and GlobalFoundries, is Nvidia going to release the next gen GPUs on the short-lived 12 nm stepping, or will it jump directly to 7 nm? If the green team chooses to go ...
ASUS ZenBook UX3430UN (i5-8250U, MX150, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook review

88% ASUS ZenBook UX3430UN (i5-8250U, MX150, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook review

Office exemplar with gaming ambitions. The new ZenBook brings together the core of what office users desire and invites you to play a game or two thanks to its GeForce MX150 GPU. ASUS seems to have succeeded in this balancing act where other subnotebooks have failed. If there is anything to complain about, it is only at a high level.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.3 kg
EliteBook 1050 G1 with GeForce GTX 1050: HP challenges the Dell XPS 15

EliteBook 1050 G1 with the GeForce GTX 1050 & Coffee Lake: HP challenges the Dell XPS 15

The market for premium laptops has been growing in recent years, with thin and powerful 15-inch laptops like the Dell XPS 15 or Apple MacBook Pro 15 as one of the growth-segments. Reason enough for HP to release the new EliteBook ...
Asus GL703GE (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Asus GL703GE (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Caffeine boost. The Asus GL703GE packs in more processor performance than ever thanks to Intel’s new Core i7-8750H CPU. The Coffee Lake chip is a shot in the arm for processor-reliant tasks, and the 120 Hz display has been improved. Still, the price makes the GL703GE hard to recommend.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
The new HP Envy All in One desktop PC. (Source: HP)

HP refreshes the Envy desktop portfolio with new AiO and Tower offerings

HP has refreshed its Envy All-in-One and Envy Tower desktop offerings with Intel 8th generation processors and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. The Envy AiO is now available in 27-inch and 34-inch ultra-wide screen options and has Amazon...
ASUS VivoBook 15 X542UF (i5-8250U, MX130, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

81% ASUS VivoBook 15 X542UF (i5-8250U, MX130, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

All-rounder The VivoBook 15 scores highly for its powerful quad-core processor, its dedicated GeForce GPU and good battery life. Once again, the VivoBook is let down by an unconvincing display.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Nvidia's next gen GPUs could be announced at E3 next month. (Source: JDTechGear@Youtube)

Nvidia GTX 1170 preliminary specs and performance get leaked

The GTX 1170 GPU is supposed to be powered by the same GT104 Turing 12 nm chip as GTX 1180, but it will come with lower specs that include ~1.5 GHz base clocks (1.8 GHz boost clocks), reduced CUDA core and TMU count, and slower GD...
MSI GT75 8RG Titan

87% MSI GT75 8RG Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Gaming Colossus. The GT75 8RG Titan marks MSI’s relaunch of its most powerful and massive 17-inch notebook. The desktop replacement includes a hexa-core CPU, a 120 Hz display and NVIDIA’s fastest mobile GPU to fit its high-end billing. We will be putting this gaming newcomer up against the toughest of competitors.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.6 kg
Nvidia's operating income for Q1 FY19 was US$1.295 billion. (Source: Vonguru)

Nvidia reports huge first quarter revenue growth

Nvidia has earned revenue of US$3.21 billion for the first quarter of the fiscal year for 2019. The result for the first quarter in 2018 was US$1.94 billion, which means the GPU maker has enjoyed a huge year-over-year growth of 66...
Stack of Lenovo IdeaPad 330S showing the various color options. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 and 330S cover the budget and mid-range segment, options include i7-8750H and GTX 1050

Today Lenovo announced the new IdeaPad 330 and IdeaPad 320S which they claim to meet the specifications, price, and looks that most consumers want in an affordable laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad came about in the late 2000’s as a cons...
Lenovo 530S showing maximum 180 degree screen angle. Color is 'copper.' (Source: Lenovo)

The updated Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is an ultrabook in a larger form factor

The Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is a relatively thin and light notebook compared to the screen sizes on offer and the price segment which it occupies. Equipped with a Core i7 (probably U-series), up to an MX150, and a 1440p display, this ...
Nvidia graphics cards are now almost down to MSRP (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia graphics cards are now almost down to MSRP

It's strange to be celebrating a two-year old product being "close" to its suggested retail price, but here we are. Nvidia is proudly reminding all its followers on Facebook that its GTX 10 graphics cards are now in stock at more ...
The updated Oryx Pro features a 15.6-inch matte FHD IPS screen in the base configuration. (Source: System76)

System76 offers Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro laptop for pre-order

American computer manufacturer System76 has offered the company’s updated Oryx Pro for pre-order. For US$1,599, the buyer would receive a 15.6-inch, Ubuntu-based laptop sporting an i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, ...
MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin

86% MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

All-out attack. With the GS65, MSI has released an uncompromising opponent to the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The GS65 is a 15-inch gaming notebook that impresses us with its combination of outstanding hardware housed in an ultra-thin and lightweight case, just like its main competitor. Who will win out in this battle between gaming notebooks?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The GTX 1180 is based on the GV104 processor. (Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

More details about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 surface

An entry for the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 graphics card has been made in TechPowerUp’s GPU database. Notebookcheck already reported on rumors surrounding the next-gen GPU and the data that has now surfaced online seems to ...
Nvidia's GPP was accused of being anti-competitive and unethical. (Source: YouTube/own)

Nvidia cancels GeForce Partner Program

Nvidia has decided to cancel the controversial GeForce Partner Program (GPP). A blog post by John Teeple, the person responsible for Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Marketing, has the very unambiguous title “Pulling the Plug on GPP, Lean...
Image source: Dell and Nvidia (w/ edits)

Frank Azor: "Don't hold your breath" for a 13-inch XPS 2-in-1 with a dedicated GPU

Responding to a question on Twitter, Frank Azor bluntly stated that the likelihood of a dedicated GPU making its way into Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 is slim to none. "Don't hold your breath," said Azor, effectively squashing any hope of...
The mobility GTX 11xx series could arrive this fall. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's next gen mobility GPUs confirmed to be landing in late 2018

An official Gigabyte UK representative confirmed that the mobility version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 11xx series should arrive towards the end of the year. This pretty much confirms that the desktop versions are slated to be relea...
Transverse section of two wafers stacked one on top of the other. (Source: Cadence)

AMD and Nvidia future GPUs could integrate TSMC's new wafer-on-wafer tech

Thanks to TSMC's new stacked wafer manufacturing process, future CPUs and GPUs could double the performance just by integrating dies with two wafers. For now, only two wafers can be stacked one on top of the other, but in the futu...
Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box Review

Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box Review

60 FPS gaming on an Ultrabook. Aorus is well-known for cramming as much power as possible in the smallest form factors and the $700 USD Gaming Box is no different. The eGPU promises to turbocharge any Thunderbolt 3 PC to be a gaming monster. Our tests reveal that Aorus is true to its word, albeit with some notable software hiccups and asterisks that every potential owner should know about before purchasing.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) | | 2.4 kg
Schenker XMG Apex 15 (Clevo N950TP6) Laptop Review

84% Schenker XMG Apex 15 (Clevo N950TP6) Laptop Review

GTX 1060 unleashed. Intel's brand-new desktop hexa-core Core i7-8700 is clearly the star of Schenker's new 15-inch Apex notebook. It is slightly oversized for a gaming notebook and is accompanied by a fast GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The laptop lacks support for G-Sync but offers plentiful connectivity in return. Unfortunately, it suffers from a problem completely unrelated to gaming.
Intel Core i7-8700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Dell Gaming G3, G5, and G7 series now shipping (Source: Dell)

Dell Gaming G3, G5, and G7 series now shipping to succeed the Inspiron 15 7577

By pulling the Inspiron Gaming notebooks away from the Inspiron series, Dell can now offer more options and sizes to better cater to budget-mainstream gamers who may not want to spend an arm and a leg on a hulking Alienware. The n...
The Exklim eX Core. (Source: Exklim)

Exklim's CEO answers community questions about the eX Core external GPU during interview with NotebookCheck

There has been a growing wave of people in the community calling the Exklim eX Core a scam. Some feel that the eX Core fills a new niche, some think that it can't achieve the claimed performance, while others believe it doesn't ex...
Nothing to see here — Nvidia "Max-P" is just a regular non Max-Q GPU (Image source: Nvidia)

Nothing to see here — Nvidia "Max-P" is just a regular non Max-Q GPU

Samsung recently divulged the name "Max-P" to describe the GTX 1060 GPU in its upcoming Odyssey Z gaming laptop before quietly removing the word. However, we can confirm that "Max-P" is simply a standard GPU without the Max-Q desi...
MSI and Gigabyte are among the biggest Taiwanese AIB suppliers on the market right now. (Source: Hardware Zone)

AMD and Nvidia graphics card prices continue to fall as demand is down 40% in April

The graphics card demand drop is certainly a serious profitability issue for the Taiwanese suppliers, but this also means that gamers can now get the graphics cards they need for prices close to the original MSRP. Crypto miners ar...
Alienware has no plans to incorporate Kaby Lake-G as part of its lineup (Image source: Dell)

Alienware has no current plans for Kaby Lake-G

According to Dell, Kaby Lake-G caters better to casual mainstream gamers while the Alienware brand will stick to hardcore gamers and enthusiasts with the familiar Intel H-series and Nvidia GTX GPUs. The Intel-AMD processors will i...
Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame (Image source:

Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame

It's been almost five months since the official reveal of Kaby Lake-G and there is only one manufacturer other than Intel currently shipping a Kaby Lake-G product. We put the pieces together to find out why there are so few of the...
Part of the code that exploits the Tegra SoC's boot ROM. (Image: Github)

New method of hacking Nintendo's Switch claims to be "unpatchable"

A newly discovered hardware exploit allows for the execution of arbitrary code on devices powered by Nvidia's Tegra processors. This includes Nintendo's wildly popular Switch, which has been under the scope of several hacking grou...
Dell Latitude 5491/5591 coming with Coffee Lake-H and GeForce MX130 options (Source: Dell)

Dell Latitude 5491/5591 coming with Coffee Lake-H and GeForce MX130 options

The 5491 and 5591 will target power users who need more performance than what Intel's U-Series of CPUs can offer. Both models will cram in 45 W Coffee Lake-H processors into a chassis design originally meant for 15 W Kaby Lake-R C...
Screenshot of the product page on Lenovo's european site.

New IdeaPad 530s surfaces on Lenovo's European website

A new listing for the IdeaPad 530s has just appeared on Lenovo's European site. The mid-range device can be configured with up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of NVMe storage. The 530s can also pack up to an ...
Gigabyte Aero 14

88% Gigabyte Aero 14 v8 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, QHD) Laptop Review

More CPU power. Gigabyte has refreshed its slim 14-inch laptop with a new six-core processor. Read on for what effect this has on performance, fan noise, temperature and power consumption.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 1.9 kg
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...
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 ...
Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

Bigger is not always better. After we have reviewed the 14-inch models of the ThinkPad T series, namely the T480 and the T480s, we move on to the bigger T580. Can the 15-inch ThinkPad give us the similarly good results that we saw in the 14-inch models? Read our comprehensive review to find out.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
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...
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...
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
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'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...

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