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NVIDIA has finally acknowledged QA issues with select RTX 2080 Ti FE boards. (Source: Amazon)

NVIDIA admits a few early RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards managed to escape QA

NVIDIA seems to have finally acknowledged that some of its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards seem to have missed testing during QA and that could have been the reason for the increasing number of complaints about faulty c...
Nvidia's RTX technology utilizes ray tracing to bring realistic reflections, lights, and shadows to video games, but it is extremely intensive on compatible GPUs. (Source: PCMag)

RTX on or off? Battlefield V's RTX implementation cuts performance in half for Nvidia's RTX series GPUs

When the Turing based RTX series launched in October, zero games supported RTX technology. However, that finally changed with this new RTX focused patch for Battlefield V, the world's first RTX compatible game. However, "RTX on" d...
DOE's Perlmutter supercomputer will use Cray's Shasta infrastructure that combines CPU nodes with GPU nodes. (Source: Cray)

Perlmutter supercomputer to combine AMD's EPYC Milan CPUs with Nvidia's "Volta-Next" GPUs

The EPYC Rome server-grade CPUs have just been revealed to have 64 cores and 2.35 GHz clocks, but it looks like AMD is already working on the successor that will be based on the Zen 3 architecture. According to the U.S. Department...
The MSI RTX 2070 Aero ITX card is mostly a vanilla RTX 2070 SKU with a few connectors missing. (Source: VideoCarz)

MSI's GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX is the world's first small form-factor Turing card

The RTX 2000-series has been around for a few months now, and it was just a matter of time until the small form-factor models would start popping up. MSI is among the first to release an ITX Turing card with the RTX 2070 Aero ITX,...
MSI P65 8RF - Creator

87% MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device seems to keep its word, and a hexa-core CPU and GTX 1070 are great for much more than just working.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Image source: Apple and AMD (w/ edits)

Vega comes to the MacBook Pro: new models with Vega Pro 16 and Vega Pro 20 GPUs now available

Apple has released new models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs. The new MacBook Pros can be configured with either a Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro Vega 20. The new GPU option is only available for the mo...
NVIDIA recommends at least a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GPU and 12 GB RAM to play Battlefield V (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA releases new GeForce and RTX Game Ready driver for Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Hitman 2

NVIDIA has released a new Game Ready driver that is available to download for RTX and GeForce GPUs. The new driver brings optimisations for Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Hitman 2. The Game Ready driver also adds support for real-t...
The 1060 GDDR5X is heavily cut down from the GP104 die on which the 1080 is also based on. (Source: Taobao)

Nvidia's new GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory is confirmed to use the same die as the 1070, 1070Ti, and 1080

Previous speculations of this curious variant of the 1060 have been confirmed: this particular 1060 is actually based on the same silicon the 1070, 1070Ti, and 1080 are based on. Nvidia is likely getting rid of old Pascal and GDDR...
We compare the XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

We compare the Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

The Core i9-8950HK is faster than the Core i7-8750H configuration, but how much faster is it when compared to the Core i5-8300H? Our direct benchmark comparisons show the Core i7 configuration performing closer than we initially a...
The Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce WB 8G variant with cooling block. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte reveals four Aorus Waterforce GeForce RTX 20 series Xtreme graphics cards

Gigabyte has published a press release with details of four new graphics card the company is adding to its line-up. All of the new GPUs are part of the Aorus Waterforce GeForce RTX 20 Xtreme series. The Taiwanese company is offeri...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Some Dell XPS 15 9570 laptops may have a BIOS related GPU bug

It appears that Dell's most recent BIOS releases for the XPS 15 9570 have caused a GPU bug in some devices. Originally reported on Reddit, some XPS 15 9570 laptops power limit throttle their NVIDIA GPUs until they hit a temperatur...
The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy supports DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5. (Source: VideoCardZ)

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy graphics card details revealed

Images and the specifications of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy graphics card have been posted online. The card is obviously based on the upcoming RX 590 that features the Polaris 30 graphics processing unit based on the 12 nm FinFE...
Walmart Overpowered 15 gaming laptop now shipping, but we already reviewed it months ago (Image source: Walmart)

Walmart Overpowered 15 gaming laptop now shipping, but we already reviewed it months ago

Unbeknown to most users, other resellers have been offering the same Walmart design for months. Walmart, however, has the clear advantage in price and volume and is able to offer the same exact chassis and specifications for hundr...
TSMC's 7nm has been in the news recently thanks to AMD announcing new CPUs and GPUs based on the 7nm process to come out in 2018 and 2019. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC's new 7nm gains almost global adoption; semiconductor company optimistic about 2019

While TSMC's new 7nm is already quite popular, being the basis for several processors from companies AMD, Apple, and Huawei, even more are announcing that they too will be fabricating their products at TSMC using their new process...
There is now a Max-Q version for every mobile Pascal GeForce GPU currently in the market (Image source: Nvidia)

There is now a Max-Q version for every mobile Pascal GeForce GPU currently in the market

Nvidia's entire mobile Pascal GeForce lineup has been Max-Q-ified conveniently before CES 2019. With seemingly no other major Pascal or Max-Q products to release for laptops, the time looks ripe for an official announcement about ...
DLSS was a feature tested quite heavily in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark since it was the only game based benchmark to support the RTX feature.

Square Enix cancels planned DLC and possibly RTX features for Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV, particularly its benchmarking tool, has been a source of excitement for several months due to Turing performance leaks and DLSS support. However, Square Enix reports that they have now cancelled all future develo...
Asus partners with AU Optronics to ship world's first narrow bezel 17-inch gaming laptops (Image source: Own)

Asus partners with AU Optronics to ship world's first narrow bezel 17-inch gaming laptops

Asus and AUO are leading the charge when it comes to narrow bezel 17.3-inch laptops. With the ROG GL704 and TUF FX705 now shipping, we can expect competing OEMs to expand their respective lineup of 17-inch laptops by next year at ...
Alienware m15 gaming notebook coming with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics in early 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Alienware m15 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is coming in early 2019

Frank Azor has just confirmed that the new top end hardware configurations for the Alienware m15 gaming notebook will arrive in about 60 days if everything goes as expected. This means that both the high- and low-end configuration...
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS

84% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

One step forward, two steps back. After the GX501 that was only mobile to a limited extent in favor of incorporating G-Sync, the brand-new GX531 is able to score with Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching. Find out in this extensive review why the overall evaluation is still worse than its predecessor's.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Nvidia's RTX 2080 and 2080Ti are poised to take over the position the 1080Ti once held. (Source: Nvidia)

The GTX 1080Ti is now out of production and has increased in price

Citing industry sources, GamersNexus's Steve Burke reports that Nvidia's last generation flagship GPU, the 1080Ti, has now exited production. Expect brand new 1080Ti prices to go up and supply to shrink.
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Compact 17-inch gaming laptop? The GL704GM carries the same CPU and GPU as the last generation GL703GM. So, what makes this new iteration so special? For one, it carries the narrowest bezels for a 17-inch gaming laptop at just over 7 mm on all three sides. The design will become a standard that future laptops will want to beat.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Gigabyte Sabre 17 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% Gigabyte Sabre 17 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Double-edged sword Gigabyte's big 17-inch Sabre starts out with a lot of promise: The combination of a powerful new hexa core processor and a GTX 1060 should give rise to a full-fledged desktop replacement with plenty of gaming power. Can the Sabre 17 live up to its promise? Or will the saber grow dull only halfway there? Our review reveals the answer.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Alienware m15 gaming notebook to get new hardware configurations, including i5+GTX 1060, in January 2019 (Source: Dell)

Alienware m15 with i5 and GTX 1060 coming in about two months

Since some think that an Intel Core i5 processor would be enough for their new gaming notebook, it seems that Alienware's latest machine will soon get new hardware options. Frank Azor has just confirmed that an i5+ GeForce GTX 106...
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A well-made allrounder. Acer's 15.6-inch allrounder is a lot more compact, slim and light than its competition. But there is no need to worry about having to trade these features with performance. The device also offers a matte IPS Full HD display, a GeForce MX150 GPU and a quad-core processor of the Whiskey Lake generation.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

4K? No problem! The successor to Nvidia's Pascal series is the Turing architecture. Let's find out what the new graphics cards are capable of and whether or not an upgrade makes sense. Today's contestant: The Asus ROG RTX Strix 2080 OC graphics card.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) | 32"
Nvidia seems to have known about the RTX 2080 Ti instabilities, since it delayed the shipments a few times. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia not too concerned about the reported faulty RTX 2080 Ti cards

Some users who managed to get the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders' Edition claim that the GPUs have critical instability issues that lead to black screens, BSoDs, and artifacting. There are instances where the cards were dead on arriv...
Alienware m15 gaming notebook could get NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080-powered Alienware m15 coming soon, confirms Frank Azor (and Dell)

In a discussion about the latest Alienware laptop that unfolded on Twitter less than a day ago, Frank Azor highlighted the amazingly low weight of this portable — a detail that many forget about and focus on the notebook's thin de...
Walmart is selling its own line of Overpowered gaming laptops because it can (Source: Walmart)

Walmart is launching its own line of aggressively-priced Overpowered gaming laptops

The world's biggest name in retail wants a piece of the gaming pie. The 15-inch OP Laptop 15 will carry narrow bezels, an i7-8750U CPU, GTX 1060 GPU, 144 Hz 1080p display, 256 GB SSD, and 16 GB RAM for $1400 USD when it launches o...
Schenker XMG Ultra 17

88% Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (i9-9900K, GTX 1080, UHD) Clevo P775TM1-G Laptop Review

Too much of a good thing? Anybody looking for a powerful desktop replacement is at the right address with the XMG Ultra 17 from Schenker Technologies. We evaluate whether the cooling system offers sufficient reserves for its top equipment with the Core i9-9900K and GeForce GTX 1080.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

From GTX to RTX! Nvidia has finally brought its smallest RTX model to market having initially unveiled the series at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne. Asus has kindly provided us with its overclocked RTX 2070 graphics card for the day of its release so that we can put it through its paces. Read on to find out what the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC has to offer and how it performs in numerous benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) | 32"
The upcoming Radeon RX 590 GPU could eat away at Nvidia's mid-range market share. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

AMD's Radeon RX 590 is up to ~9% faster than Nvidia's GTX 1060

The mid-range Radeon RX 500-series from AMD was preferred by crypto-miners, while gamers stuck to the GTX 1050/1060 solutions from Nvidia. Now that AMD took a serious hit with the crypto market decline, the red team is trying to r...
Asus announces narrow-bezel TUF FX505/FX705 as cheaper alternatives to the ROG GL504/GL704 (Source: Asus)

Asus announces narrow-bezel TUF FX505/FX705 as cheaper alternatives to the ROG GL504/GL704

Narrow bezel gaming laptops are finally starting to drop in price. The new Asus TUF FX505 is smaller than the outgoing thick-bezel FX504 but otherwise very similar in weight and thickness. The system is now shipping with GTX 1050 ...
The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is just as powerful as the Advanced Model for a whopping $600 less (Source: Razer)

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is just as powerful as the Advanced Model for a whopping $600 less

Razer has managed to make its higher-end configurations look way overpriced by upping their baseline specifications. Users can get the entry-level Base Model Blade 15 and still have the same Core i7-8750H CPU and GTX 1060 Max-Q GP...
Razer Blade 15 Base Model (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

87% Razer Blade 15 Base Model (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Bigger but just as sharp. Perhaps surprisingly, the new Blade 15 Base Model does a few things better than the original Advanced Model while retailing for hundreds of dollars less. Find out here how Razer managed to switch things up in all the right places to create the most affordable 15-inch Blade laptop yet.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
The 2018 Intel X-series is not widely available yet. (Source: TechRadar)

New leak claims 3DMark Time Spy scores for i9-9980XE; performance comparable to i9-7980XE

The Core XE variants of this year's Intel chipset lineup have been announced, but are not available yet. The top flight of this series, the i9-9980XE, is the subject of an apparent leak. It consists of a 3DMark Time Spy score for ...
MSI GF63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

79% MSI GF63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Affordable narrow bezels. The GF63 is nearly the same size and weight as the GS65 but for hundreds of dollars less. MSI has created an excellent budget gaming system that's also light enough for schoolwork and travel.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Latest HP Spectre 15 x360 redesign drops Kaby Lake-G in favor of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (Source: HP)

Latest HP Spectre 15 x360 redesign drops Kaby Lake-G in favor of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

Talk about a short life cycle. While Kaby Lake-G is nowhere to be found, the chassis has been updated with even narrower bezels (5.55 mm vs. 6.3 mm) and a visually unique 45-degree USB Type-C port. A new configuration with an Inte...
Honor Magicbook (Intel 8250U vs. AMD 2500U) Laptop Review

86% Honor Magicbook (Intel 8250U vs. AMD 2500U) Laptop Review

Looking for the magic... Honor has been a well-established smartphone manufacturer in Europe for some time now. The Huawei brand also carries a notebook as of late, although it is only available in Asia for the time being. We have procured not one but two variants of the Honor Magicbook and put Intel up against AMD.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The GTX 1060 is being refreshed with better memory. (Source: NVIDIA)

GTX 1060s on sale now upgraded to GDDR5X

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is still competitive at the sub-US$400 price bracket. It was originally released with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. A change to its product page on its maker's website now suggests that there are GDDR5X versions...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i5, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

92% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i5, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Anti-glare is better. The more expensive model of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has been found to be a worthy competitor to the Dell XPS 15 in many respects. Today, the question is whether the same is true for the base model with the i5-8300H and the matte FHD screen. Find out which configuration of the X1 Extreme fares better in this comprehensive review!
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Alienware m15 gaming notebook coming to the US October 25, 2018, confirms Frank Azor

The Alienware m15 coming to the US next week, confirms Frank Azor

With a lighter and thinner design than the Alienware 13, the new Alienware m15 is the brand's most compact gaming notebook so far. Frank Azor has just confirmed that this new machine for gamers on the go will hit the market on Oct...
The RTX 2070. (Source: NVIDIA)

Gigabyte dismisses 'AORUS RTX 2070 Ti' rumor as "a typo"

Gigabyte had released a promotional Halloween-season banner including the words "AORUS RTX 2070 Ti/2070 Graphics card". This was enough for some to run with the rumor that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 was getting its own Ti variant...
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the matte 1080p screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 4K vs. FHD

We already reviewed Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the optional 4K HDR screen. It is a good screen, but there are some drawbacks as well, so we were eager to find out how the standard 1080p display of the entry-level SKU performs. We already have a test unit and want to compare the basic measurements of the two models ahead of the complete review.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
The RTX 2070 factory overclocked models are indeed faster than the GTX 1080, but the price difference is not really worth it.  (Source: HardOCP)

Nvidia RTX 2070 complete review leaks before NDA lift

HardOCP released the RTX 2070 review 2 full days before the NDA lift and it looks like last week's leaks are now confirmed. The factory overclocked RTX 2070 models are slightly faster than the GTX 1080, with the stock RTX 2070 mos...
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 (8250U, MX110) Laptop Review

82% Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 (8250U, MX110) Laptop Review

Exotic. Xiaomi has now built up a proud selection of notebooks alongside its Mi smartphones. Our focus for this review is the Mi Notebook 15.6, which lacks the Pro, Air or Gaming signifiers of the Chinese manufacturer’s other notebooks. The Notebook 15.6 is the company’s cheapest and entry-level device, but it is generally unavailable in the Western world save for a few shops that carry the laptop. Read on to see how the Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 with its Intel Core i5 processor fares in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX110 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Asus TUF FX705GM

83% Asus TUF FX705GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

A good balance. Despite cutting multiple corners, the Asus TUF FX705 is an interesting gaming notebook with a good balance of cost and performance. Find out in this review where the 17-inch model shines and which weaknesses have to be taken into account.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
The TPU logo. (Source: TPU)

GPU-Z updated with the ability to detect faked NVIDIA cards

The GPU market is often rife with counterfeit cards. These products are often sold as having more memory than they actually do, or as having newer NVIDIA chips that are in fact reflashed older ones - or both. TechPowerUp has upgra...
The ZOTAC RTX 2070 featured in the Time Spy test has a factory-overclocked core and will probably end up costing US$600. (Source: ZOTAC)

Nvidia's RTX 2070 slightly faster than the GTX 1080 in latest leaked 3DMark Time Spy test

The high-end Turing GPUs do not seem to be a great upgrade choice for the time being, but what about the upper-mid-range RTX 2070 model? According to the latest leaked Time Spy results, the RTX 2070 GPU is indeed faster than the G...
The RTX 2000 Mobility GPUs will be launched in early 2019. (Source: Flipboard)

Nvidia RTX 2000-series Mobility GPU lineup leaked

Even though Gigabyte and Lenovo officials were previously claiming that Nvidia's Turing-based Mobility GPUs would be launched in late 2018, that might not be the case, at least according to new information obtained by WCCFTech. Th...
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Professional look, but gamer at heart. Lenovo wants to reshape its Legion series to appeal to a broader audience outside of just hardcore gamers. The Legion Y730 represents the first step in this new direction and it is subsequently the most balanced laptop in the family to date.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg

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