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Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

More performance – but also better? We already reviewed the base model of the current Dell XPS 15 9570 and now check the more expensive SKU with a faster Core i7 CPU as well as the high-resolution 4K UHD touchscreen. How does the slim chassis handle the additional performance and what is the effect on the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 3 GB) Laptop Review

83% HP Pavilion Gaming 15t (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 3 GB) Laptop Review

Cut corners. How much is a 144 Hz display worth? The Pavilion Gaming 15t is HP's latest entry in the budget gaming laptop market, designed to compete with the likes of Acer's Helio 300 and Dell's G7. While most areas of the notebook are good (including its high refresh rate screen), HP cut a few corners in their pursuit of the best budget gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Trump's trade reforms might cause some undesirable short-term effects. (Source: Business Insider)

Nvidia RTX 2000-series cards to get 10% increased MSRP thanks to Trump

Even if the RTX 2000-series cards turn out to be worth the advertised MSRP, the market prices might end up higher due to Trumps tariffs imposed on Chinese exports and inventory problems caused by crypto miners. This would also app...
Nvidia may have underestimated the demand for RTX 2080 Ti cards, and the stocks will only be ready on September 27. (Source: Neowin)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti availability pushed back to September 27

The RTX 2080 Ti was supposed to be launched on September 20 together with the RTX 2080, but, it seems that Nvidia had some inventory problems and had postpone the RTX 2080 Ti availability by a whole week. For those who managed to ...
Called the "greatest leap since 2006" by Nvidia, Turing is promised to deliver real time ray tracing to graphics. (Source: TechSpot)

Nvidia RTX benchmarks come out on Final Fantasy XV benchmark; 2080Ti ~30% faster than 1080Ti

In the days leading up to the RTX series's review day, yet another leak has emerged on performance. The RTX 2080 and 2080Ti have been tested on Final Fantasy XV's built in benchmark.
The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15 (Image source: ZDNet)

The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15

To the surprise of no one, Apple's new smartphones sparked loud online discussions and arguments ranging from the absurd prices of the new models to the seemingly minimal upgrades from the original iPhone X. Outside of Apple, Raze...
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 9RE-051US (GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 9RE-051US (GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Thin, fast, and flimsy. Despite its drawbacks, the MSI GS65 remains one of the best slim gaming notebooks currently available. Today’s updated, less expensive configuration ($1,849) features a Core i7-8750H, 16 GB of RAM, a GTX 1060, and 256 GB NVMe SSD. How does it stack up?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
HP 15 (i5-8250U, GeForce MX110, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% HP 15 (i5-8250U, GeForce MX110, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Display disappointment. Hewlett Packard's 15.6-inch notebook features a Core i5 CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a dedicated GeForce MX 110 GPU with GDDR5 video RAM. Unfortunately, the matte FHD panel was a disappointment.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX110 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The Tesla T4 may come in a smaller 75 W TDP PCie factor, but it is almost as fast as RTX 2080 gaming GPU. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia unveils Tesla T4 inferencing GPU based on Turing

The new Tesla T4 is part of the latest enterprise offering based on the Turing architecture. While it features a TDP of only 75 W, it comes with a modified version of the TU104 chip almost as fast as the RTX 2080 gaming GPU. As su...
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is now available. (Source: Softpedia)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider officially released

The latest installment in the Tomb Raider series is now globally available The game is the last in a line of Lara Croft origin-story portrayals. Eidos-Montréal is confident that it will showcase the studio's capabilities.
Monster Tulpar T5

84% Monster Tulpar T5 (Tongfang GK5CN6Z, i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Small but powerful. In the same way you should not judge a book by its cover it would be premature to judge a notebook's powerfulness by its total height, and the Tulpar T5 V18.1 by the Turkish barebone reseller Monster is living proof thereof. The 15-inch gaming notebook features a super thin metal chassis that manages to house a six-core CPU paired with a high-end GPU. Let's find out whether the cooling system is up to the task.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Turing GPUs definitely pack more power, but is this power going to be fully utilized in current and near-future games? (Source: Nvidia)

New Nvidia Turing RTX 2000-series key features detailed ahead of review embargo lift

Besides the Deep Learning Super Sampling and ray tracing tech that might not be implemented in games right away, the RTX 2000-series GPUs also integrate a series of features that could theoretically bring 50% performance gains ove...
NVIDIA recently went to an AT&T conference to introduce the idea of GeForce NOW over 5G. (Source: nvidia.com)

Could 5G and NVIDIA make gaming hardware obsolete?

NVIDIA brought its GeForce NOW to the AT&T Spark Conference to showcase the service's potential when combined with 5G. The company is confident that its new cloud-based graphics solution can negate the need for expensive hardware ...
The weekly roundup - top news from September 2 through September 8

The weekly roundup - top news from September 2 through September 8

Samsung is promising a foldable smartphone soon, GeForce RTX 2080 for laptops could debut as a Max-Q variant, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are seemingly inevitable at this point. News has slowed back down to normal following an ...
MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

82% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

A good first try. MSI wants to expand its lineup to include more business laptops and the PS42 represents the manufacturer's first attempt at a narrow-bezel 14-inch offering for business users. The result is a unique system that is on par with the XPS 13 in a few ways but with a longer list of flaws.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Alienware 17 R5

87% Alienware 17 R5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Now with a hexa-core CPU. Despite using the most current components, the former top-gaming brand Alienware has had more and more difficulties standing up against the competitors. Find out in our review why this effort is not quite sufficient anymore for being a winner.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
AMD's Radeon Instinct is designed for AI and deep learning workloads, and the XGMI interconnect will enable GPU clustering for increased processing power. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Vega 20 GPUs will get XGMI PCIe 4.0 to compete with Nvidia's NVLink

Mentioned in the latest Linux patches, AMD XGMI interconnect is rumored to offer bandwidths of up to 64 GB/s on the current PCIe 3.0 standard, possibly even higher on the upcoming PCIe 4.0. This should compete with Nvidia's NVLink...
Acer Predator Helios 500 (GTX 1070, i9-8950HK) Laptop Review

88% Acer Predator Helios 500 (GTX 1070, i9-8950HK) Laptop Review

Ultra HD gaming device. This hunk of a laptop enters the second round: We already reviewed the lower-priced version of the Acer Predator Helios 500 not so long ago - now here comes the sequel. Is the expensive high-end version able to convince us? Find out in this detailed review!
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
Battlefield V supports ray tracing, but only conservatively. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

EA DICE targeting 1080p 60 fps with RTX enabled in Battlefield V

Battlefield V developer EA DICE revealed to Tom's Hardware that it had toned down some of the ray tracing effects in the game to enable more performance. DICE said that it is looking to hit a comfortable 60 fps on 1080p with ray t...
At least one example of the Turing lineup may make it to mobile hardware soon. (Source: YouTube)

Turing going portable? Mobile version of GeForce RTX 2080 spotted in leak

The new NVIDIA Turing architecture may be coming to laptops soon. Listings on the GPU maker's website and on GitHub specifies a "GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile" with device ID and model number included. It suggests that this GPU will be ...
Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

79% Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

Not that flexible. Lenovo's Flex 5 is an affordable 2-in-1 that looks and feels great for the price with plenty of integrated ports. Unfortunately, the dim display and poor Turbo Boost performance leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Turing gaming flagships may prove to be overpriced, but the 2060/2070 models should sell well. (Source: PCWorld)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is only 35% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti in preliminary leaked benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks might not offer definitive proof on how the new flagship GPUs from Nvidia perform versus the previous gen, and the drivers used are most likely not final either, so performance could slightly improve upon rele...
Looks like Nvidia is admitting the current games won't see huge performance boosts when running on the RTX 2000 GPUs. (Source: HotHardware)

Nvidia official says the RTX 20xx cards are at best 45% faster than the Pascal counterparts

Asked about the raw gaming performance in current games, Nvidia’s Director of Technical Marketing Tom Petersen stated that the new RTX 2000 GPUs are between 35% and 45% faster than the Pascal cards. However, upcoming games may per...
New Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 launching for almost $1000 cheaper than the GX501

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 now available for almost $1000 cheaper than the GX501

The 15-inch Zephyrus S GX531 will launch in late September with the 17-inch ROG GL704 Scar II to follow a few days later. The new Zephyrus will be thinner and leaner than the GX501 at just $1900 compared to almost $3000 when the G...
The Asus GL504GM Hero II runs cooler, longer, and quieter than the GL504GS Scar II (Image source: Asus)

The Asus ROG GL504GM Hero II runs cooler, quieter, and longer than the GL504GS Scar II

There are good reasons to settle for a less expensive configuration other than cost. Systems with less powerful components have less heat to dissipate and are therefore more likely to run cooler and quieter than their more powerfu...
Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Hero II (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Hero II (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

A hero for the masses. Excellent performance sustainability and a beautiful 144 Hz IPS display make the GL504 one of the more impressive 15-inch gaming notebooks in the market. A couple of missing features prevent the system from being a "must have" for the mainstream gamer.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530 updated with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

IFA 2018 | Lenovo Legion Y530 updated with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

When Lenovo released this years lineup of Legion gaming laptops, they were a downgrade in terms of GPU performance. A few months after launch, Lenovo will rectify this – at least when it comes to the less expensive Legion Y530.
GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

IFA 2018 | The new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 7000 sports a '1D10' NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

We had an opportunity to play around with the new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 notebooks at IFA 2018 and were glad to see that the 15 and 17-inch versions sport the '1D10' version of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. The '1D10' version o...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme will launch with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics (source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme launching with rare GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics

The new 15-inch model will be significantly more powerful than its smaller 14-inch sibling, but it will also be dropping specific features including WQHD HDR and the proprietary Side-Dock. A NumPad will be omitted despite the size...
The Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer a range of CPU and GPU options. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer dual graphics options up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

At IFA 2018, Acer unveiled the updated Predator Orion line of gaming desktops. The Predator Orion comes in three main variants and offers CPU options up to the Intel Core i9 7980XE Extreme Edition and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, and GPU op...
If this proves to be the RTX 2070 card, then the prices for the new cards are more than justified. (Source: PCMag)

Nvidia's RTX 2080 is only a smidge faster than the GTX 1080 Ti in leaked 3DMark Time Spy benchmark?

It is not clear if these results are provided by an RTX 2080 or 2070 card. Haters would quickly point out that if this is the RTX 2080, the price Nvidia is asking for the card is clearly unjustified. On the other hand, if this car...
HP Omen 17t (i7-8750H, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

87% HP Omen 17t (i7-8750H, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

Quiet Giant. The Omen 17t is a well-balanced notebook. Its internals are consistently powerful, its 144 Hz G-Sync display is one of the best on the market, and it manages heat and noise with aplomb. With its competitive pricing, the Omen 17t is one of the best overall packages in the gaming laptop market.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1 (Picture source: winfuture.de)

Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1

Not long ago, the first specifications of a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop called 'ThinkPad X1 Extreme' were leaked. In another leak today, the first pictures of this mysterious new model have been leaked. They show a machines that al...
3DMark will be getting a ray tracing update this September. (Source: TechSpot)

Updated | 3DMark to get a new ray tracing test in September

The next version of 3DMark, a popular graphics benchmarking tool, will feature support for NVIDIA's RTX tech allowing adopters to test the ray tracing abilities of their cards. UL Benchmarks, the developer behind 3DMark, is hopefu...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 19 through August 25 (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 19 through August 25

Nvidia is betting big on ray tracing technology while charging users an arm and a leg for the latest GeForce RTX GPUs. A few new quiet laptop releases round up a week that was dominated by Nvidia announcements and previews.
MSI GS73 8RF Stealth

85% MSI GS73 8RF Stealth (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Washboard belly. With a height of just 19.6 mm (~0.77 in), the GS73 Stealth belongs to the slimmest gaming laptops on the market. Despite the compact dimensions, MSI has managed to squeeze powerful hardware under the hood. You can find out in our test, whether this concept is working or the cooling system is overtaxed.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, SSD 512 GB) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, SSD 512 GB) Laptop Review

Multimedia oddball. Lenovo has outfitted the first 15-inch laptop in its 700 series with exotic hardware, including an i7-7700HQ with a TDP reduced to 35 watts and a 1050 Ti Max-Q. The contender has a lot to offer—a great display, long battery life—but the proverbial fly in the ointment could be a no-go for some people.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
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Xiaomi's new Mi Notebook sports Kaby Lake-R CPU and Nvidia's MX110 GPU

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook is the Chinese juggernaut's latest foray into the laptop market. Featuring a Kaby Lake-R CPU and a low-end Nvidia GeForce MX110, the laptop is a decent midrange device. Unfortunately, Xiaomi's aggressive pri...
Nvidia now dominates the discrete GPU market with over 70% share, which makes it easy for the green team to strong-arm AIB partners into contracted shipments for the new RTX 2000-series. (Source: Fortune)

Nvidia is forcing AIB partners into RTX 2000-series contracted shipments, despite GTX 1000-series overstock

Just like AMD, things went unexpectedly well for Nvidia in the second quarter of this year, even though the crypto market decline was heralding a gloomy period. Nvidia managed to pull this off by forcing some AIB partners into ove...
It looks like CEO Jensen Huang omitted to mention some of the performance-boosting technologies included with the new RTX 2000-series GPUs. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's RTX 2080 is 35% to 125% faster than the GTX 1080 in 4K games thanks to DLSS

CEO Jensen Huang somehow found it adequate to mention nothing about the DLSS tech that would boost the performance of the new RTX 20xx cards in his official announcement. If we are to believe Nvidia's graphs, the GTX 2080 is up to...
NVIDIA's Ansel RTX enables high quality ray tracing in-game photo capture. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announces Ansel RTX for creating high quality ray-traced in-game photos

NVIDIA's next generation GeForce RTX cards come with support for Ansel RTX, which enables creating high quality in-game ray traced photos. Invoking Ansel RTX in a supported game increases the level of ray tracing — to a level whic...
These games will support NVIDIA RTX technologies. (Source: Overclock3D)

The 'RTX' in NVIDIA's new GeForce GPUs doesn't refer to just ray tracing alone

Games supporting NVIDIA's RTX technologies are assumed to have some form of ray tracing enabled but NVIDIA has clarified that RTX support not only refers to ray tracing but also to Deep Learning Super Sampling as well. NVIDIA has ...
Narrow-bezel MSI PS42 Ultrabook now shipping for $900 USD (Source: MSI)

MSI PS42 now shipping for $900 USD to compete directly with the Dell XPS 13

The PS42 is notable for carrying the faster '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU instead of the slower '1D12' variant found on many sub 15-inch Ultrabooks. MSI has priced its 14-inch system to compete with popular 13-inch Ultrabooks like the ...
With such a limited ray-traced game catalogue for the RTX 2000-series, gamers are wondering if they should just buy the GTX 1080 Ti, which is getting quite affordable.  (Source: TechRadar)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti performance details emerge

Even though the ray tracing technology is adding a whole new dimension of realism to some soon-to-be-released games, everybody is wondering if the latest RTX 2000-series flagships are indeed worth the money. Initial reviews claim ...
Eurocom references mobile GeForce RTX 1070, RTX 1080, GTX 1180, and GTX 1170, updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom references mobile GeForce RTX 1070, RTX 1080, GTX 1170, and GTX 1180, updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K

Will the GTX name live on for gaming laptops after Pascal? Eurocom will soon be updating its high-end Sky series of laptops to support both next gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs - including up to the "GTX 1180" and "RTX 1080".
Some Zotac GTX 1080 / 1080 Ti cards got prices up to 30% lower than MSRP. (Source: Zotac)

Nvidia GTX 1080/1070 cards get substantial price cuts after RTX 2000-series announcement

Nvidia announced the RTX 2000-series and the market reacted immediately with substantial price cuts for the Pascal flagships. Currently priced 30% lower than MSRP, cards like the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti from Zotac are leading the "pr...
The Zotac Gaming GeForce 2080 Blower-style card. (Source: Zotac)

Gamescom 2018 | Zotac reveals new GeForce RTX 20-series GPU range

Zotac has taken the covers off its new GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. Based on Nvidia's powerful new Turing architecture, the new Zotac Gaming GPUs will come in blower, triple fan and AMP models with all-new designs.
The latest Xavier SoC is derived from the Volta architecture that also spawned the new Turing architecture found inside the new GeForce RTX 2000 GPUs. (Source: Anandtech)

Nvidia presents improved Xavier SoC for autonomous machines

Nvidia may be the gaming GPU market leader, but the green team is also keen on advancements in the supercomputer and AI world. With the new scalable Xavier SoC, Nvidia is boosting the processing power for autonomous machines , bri...
Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing throws up worrying concerns

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti showcases the grandeur of ray tracing but with worrying concerns

A few outlets managed to run a demo of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the initial impressions seem to be a bit dampening with ray tracing turned on. The game was shown to hover in the 30 fp...
The Asus ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 8G OC Edition. (Source: Newegg)

Asus's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 portfolio is now official

Asus has announced the ROG Strix, Dual, and Turbo cards based on the just launched NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti GPUs. These cards are now available for pre-order on major e-tail sites with prices starting from US$839 fo...

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