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The NVMe PCI-e Gen3X4 SSD is one of the special features of the GV62 7RC gaming notebook. (Source: MSI)

MSI introduces the GV62 7RC budget gaming notebook with MX150 GPU

The GV62 7RC will have several variants powered by Intel's I7-7700HQ / i5-7300HQ / i3-711 CPUs and Nvidia's MX150 GPU. The i7-7700HQ variant with 4 GB RAM costs US$749.
The TB250-BTC+ motherboard features a moistureproof PCB and over current / voltage / heat protections. (Source: Biostar)

Biostar announces world's first 8-Slot PCI-e mining motherboard

Biostar has expanded their dedicated mining portfolio with the TB250-BTC+ motherboard that features 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 slot plus 7 x PCI-E x1 3.0 slots. This model is designed for DIY people who intend to build home mining rigs.
Gigabyte Sabre 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

79% Gigabyte Sabre 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Great gaming for under $1000. Gigabyte has introduced one of its best entry-level gaming laptops that start at less than a grand. Still, there are plenty of cut corners on this brand new Sabre series that potential buyers should be aware of.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
HP Omen 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

85% HP Omen 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Changeling. The Omen series from HP is not only known for its relatively good price-performance ratio, but also for its unique appearance. Thanks to a redesign in mid-2017, the gaming notebooks appear in a completely new light. In our test, you can find out what else has changed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH OC Review

MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH OC Review

Dead quiet! In 2016, Nvidia introduced an excellent brand-new Pascal architecture, but so far, only high-end Pascal graphics cards have been available. Recently, the new architecture has started to trickle down into the low-end range of GPUs. And with the GT 1030, a low-end GPU for those of us on a budget is now finally available.
The HP Pavilion Power comes only in Shadow Black, but the keyboard can have acid green or ghost white accents. (Source: HP)

HP's new Pavilion Power notebooks get the GTX 1050 treatment

HP has released new Pavilion Power notebooks powered by Intel's Core i5-7300HQ or the i7-7700HQ, and all models come standard with the GTX 1050 GPU. Prices start at US$949.99.
Even though the new models are part of the Asus ultrabook family, they come equipped with the desktop version of Nvidia's GTX 1050 GPU. (Source: Asus)

Asus releases the VivoBook Pro 15 ultrabooks with GeForce GTX 1050

Three new Asus ultrabook models come equipped with Nvidia's GTX 1050 GPU. Prices range from US$799 for the Intel's i5-7300HQ CPU version up to US$999 for the i7-7700HQ version.
An 18-card Ethereum mining rig pushed to its limits. (Source: Ethereum.org)

Crypto miners dump their GPUs on Ebay as Ethereum drops almost 50% in value

It might be a hard time for miners who are now trying to mitigate losses and sell their GPUs on ebay, but this could also be a boon for all the gamers who couldn't find mid-range GPUs a few weeks ago.
The PL62 combines the power of the high-end 4-core i7-7700HQ CPU with the brand new Nvidia MX150 GPU. (Source: Amazon)

MSI launches $799 gaming laptop with Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce MX150

The MSI PL62 packs the high-end 4-core i7-7700HQ CPU together with Nvidia's latest MX150 GPU, making it the most affordable gaming laptop currently available.
Opinion: Nvidia's Max-Q — Maximum efficiency, minimum performance?

Opinion: Nvidia's Max-Q — Maximum efficiency, minimum performance?

With the launch of Max-Q, Nvidia has started selling mobile GPUs marketed on power-efficiency rather than parity with their desktop namesakes, but do the Max-Q GPUs deserve to share the same model numbers as the other Pascal chips?
Laptop Mag crowns Alienware as the best gaming laptop brand (Source: Dell)

Laptop Mag crowns Alienware as the best gaming laptop brand

Alienware leads MSI by five points on a 100-point scale based on a report card system covering everything from the feel of the keyboard to end-user warranty options.
Gigabyte P56XT (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop

83% Gigabyte P56XT (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop

A wild ride. After the successful Aero 15, Gigabyte has now provided us with another 15-inch notebook aimed at the gaming and multimedia sector. The P56XT is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070. Will this configuration be enough for pole position? We shall find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

85% Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Laptop Review

Slim with a powerful GPU. Asus has once again managed to have the slimmest device. For now. This time it is the ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop. Despite its height of just 17.9 millimeters (~0.7 in), the 15-inch notebook is shipped with an Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU and the Nvidia GTX 1080 with the brand-new "Max-Q" design. We have already had the chance to review the ultra-slim gamer. Update: Higher rating thanks to second test model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG A517 (Clevo N850HP6) Laptop Review

81% Schenker Technologies XMG A517 (Clevo N850HP6) Laptop Review

A breath of fresh air. About a year and half ago, we tested the XMG A516 - a powerful high-end notebook from Schenker Technologies that was quite compact for gaming devices in those days, with a height of 2.9 cm (~1.14 in) and a weight of 2.5 kg (~5.5 lb). Now its successor, the XMG A517, shows what it can do in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ (7500U, 940MX, 512 GB) Laptop Review

89% Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ (7500U, 940MX, 512 GB) Laptop Review

Blue Chip? Asus' latest 14-inch hybrid is not only highly portable, but it comes with a dedicated GPU as well as security features such as TPM. Business or multimedia? The Zenbook's attempt to perform the splits did not turn out as expected, but at least it is very consistent in regard to mobility.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.3 kg
The Manli P106-100 (F336G) mining card features reference GTX 1060 specs. (Source: Manli)

Zotac, Manli and Biostar get on the dedicated mining cards bandwagon

With the ever increasing cryptocurrency mining demand for mid-range GPUs leading to the shortage of graphics card stocks, more and more manufacturers are announcing new mining cards. Manli, Zotac and Biostar are the newest companies to present their mining models.
The difference between a monolithic GPU and an MCM GPU. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia intends to make the leap to multi-GPU design

The multi-GPU design from Nvidia bunches together multiple GPU dies and many DRAM dies interconnected with very fast I/O direct paths on a single chip.
Nvidia GTX 1060 is now the most popular DirectX 12 GPU amongst Steam users

The GTX 1060 is finally more popular than the GTX 750 Ti on Steam

The GTX 1060 has just jumped ahead of the GTX 750 Ti on Steam's latest hardware survey with a very high 1.1 percent month-to-month growth rate.
HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

An update, anyone? It has taken some time, but now HP has treated its 15-inch model of the Omen series to a performance upgrade. A Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal-generation Nvidia graphics card have put fresh wind in its sails - but has it been worth the wait?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

The best GTX 1060 laptop.. almost. "Thin-and-light" without the "light". The SC15 is hefty but not bulky and fast but not noisy. It's close to being everything we're looking for in a premium gaming laptop under $2000 USD.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Wasted opportunities. This year’s Omen 17 update brings us a Pascal GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a powerful Kaby Lake CPU. Our review is going to reveal whether or not we can recommend the Omen 17 despite some drawbacks.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
KFA² GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB EX OC Review

KFA² GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB EX OC Review

Upper mid-range Pascal GPU. Nvidia's Pascal generation brought many changes to the GPU segment last year. We now have an upper mid-range model with a specifically developed cooling unit from KFA². Our test sample is also equipped with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Continue reading to find out how effective the cooling unit is and whether it is worth buying this graphics card.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) | 32"
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming? Update 06-29-2017: 4K display
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

The redesigned Omen 15t will include Thunderbolt 3, RX 550 and GTX 1060 graphics options, and a 120 Hz IPS display.
The Asus Mining RX 470 is a card designed for the mining of cryptocurrencies. (Source: Asus)

Asus reveals mining cards for crypto enthusiasts

Asus announces the Mining RX 470 and P106 graphics cards, specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining, The cards should increse mining efficiency by up to 36%.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

2560 Pascal cores @ 1101 - 1290MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5X @ 10000MHz
Nvidia Max-Q & WhisperMode: Information and initial benchmark

Nvidia Max-Q & WhisperMode: Information & Initial Benchmarks

New priorities. Nvidia wants to help laptop manufacturers building lighter, thinner, cooler, and especially quieter gaming notebooks and developed the hardware-based Max-Q technology as well as the drivers-based WhisperMode. We present both new features and compare initial benchmark results with conventional Pascal GPUs.
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

Balanced gaming. The MX5 R3 is one of the very few gaming notebooks with both FHD/UHD display options and a SIM slot for WWAN connectivity.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
Intel Core i7-7920HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
Amazon price history provided by camelcamelcamel shows that the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW card peaked close to $610 from third-party sellers. (Source: camelcamelcamel)

Increased demand drives up prices for NVIDIA cards

Price history on Amazon shows that there has been a sizable price hike for NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, like the ever-popular GTX 1070. This spike in pricing has been attributed to increased demand at the hands of cryptocurrency miners, who use the cards to drive powerful "mining" rigs.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

More performance and a very good display. Lenovo's ThinkPad P51 is a full-fledged mobile workstation with a 15-inch display, powerful Xeon quad-core processor and a professional graphics card from Nvidia. The 4K screen in particular convinced in the review.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Convertible Powerhouse. The Lenovo Yoga line has long been the leader in the 2-in-1 notebook market. With the redesigned Yoga 720, the Chinese manufacturer looks to expand that dominance. Can the 15-inch model be flexible enough for consumers, or will it snap under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 Review

Zotac GeForce GT 1030 Review

Tiny Pascal spin-off! With the launch of last year´s new Pascal generation, Nvidia stirred up the high-end segment of graphics cards and bit by bit added mid-range and now entry-level products. The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 by Zotac offers a low-profile PCB and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The question this review is about to answer: Is this GPU branded for use in a living-room PC or can it be actually suitable for gaming?
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) | 32"
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

88% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

Slender gamer. Acer's mobile 17.3-inch gaming notebook is capable of running all current games smoothly. The system is well-equipped and offers a decent selection of ports. Particularly interesting are the notebook's 4k display and its eye-tracking system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Source: XDA

You can now stream PC games to your rooted Android device via Moonlight

Using the new Moonlight app, you can set your Android phone to spoof an NVIDIA Shield device, allowing for game streaming from your PC. You'll need to root the Android device and have at least an NVIDIA GTX 600-series GPU with support for GameStream.
MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

Iterative improvement. The GS73VR walks a delicate line between power and portability by packing NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs into a thin chassis late last summer. Now that a Kaby Lake option is available, are Intel's 7th generation chips worth the cost to upgrade the recent redesign of MSI's 17.3-inch thin-and-light?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is now shipping with a Full HD display, 16 GB of RAM, i7-7700HQ CPU, and a 256 GB SSD for 1400 Euros. The chassis is unsurprisingly reminiscent to the existing Lenovo Legion Y series.
Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

If you're going to purchase a $3000+ laptop or $500+ graphics card within the next two weeks, then you may as well get a free game while supplies last.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p (Core i7, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad T470p (Core i7, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

Ample performance! Lenovo plants a very strong CPU combined with a dedicated GPU into a 14-inch business laptop. This combination, which Lenovo already presented last year, is slightly unusual. You can find out in our detailed review whether the weaknesses of the predecessor were reduced or completely removed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.9 kg
Zotac launches world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics card

Zotac launches world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics card

The 250 W graphics card is just 211 mm in length with the same 11 GB of GDDR5X VRAM and 3584 CUDA cores as the full-length original.
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - Benchmark and Specs of the GT 1030 for Laptops

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - Benchmark and Specs of the GT 1030 for Laptops

Specifications and benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) graphics card for Desktops.
384 Pascal cores @ 1468MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5 @ 6008MHz
Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

WWDC 2017 | Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

The new Metal 2 and Metal for VR APIs bring VR support to macOS for the first time, as well as support for external GPUs and AMD's RX 500 series graphics cards.
Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

COMPUTEX 2017 | Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

The market for external graphics cards seems to be growing exponentially this year with announcements left and right. The latest is a miniature eGPU dock from Zotac able to accept graphics cards of up to 22 cm in length with a launch date no earlier than Q4 2017.
Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

Bulky. Asus equips the G752VS with a 120 Hz panel including Nvidia's G-Sync support. The powerful hardware equipment manages smooth frame rates in all modern games.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. Acer's gaming racer runs all current games smoothly on the Full HD display. The features are also appealing: IPS display, NVMe SSD, HDD, 16 GB RAM, and Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.7 kg
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.
Acer Aspire F17 F5-771G-50RD

80% Acer Aspire F17 F5-771G (i5, GTX 950M) Laptop Review

Whisperer in disguise.Acer’s 17-inch aluminum multimedia machine surprised us with its unexpectedly quiet gaming qualities. Is the 699-Euro ($800) laptop worth it despite its drawbacks?
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
MSI Vortex G25VR mini PC hinting at September launch window for 8th generation Intel Core i7

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI Vortex G25VR mini PC hinting at September launch window for 8th generation Intel Core i7

MSI is not disclosing the exact CPU model, but it's highly likely that the G25VR will coincide with the launch of the impending Kaby Lake successor.
Source: Gigabyte

COMPUTEX 2017 | Gigabyte unveils P56XT notebook powered by a GTX 1070

The performance-oriented laptop features a Core i7-7700HQ CPU and an NVIDIA GTX 1070, as well as options for a 4K screen, up to 4 storage drives, and a per-key RGB-backlit keyboard.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 features smartphone-like screen bezels. (Source: Gigabyte)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Gigabyte shows off its Aero 15 notebook with thin-bezel display

Unveiled earlier this month, the Aero 15 is the centerpiece in Gigabyte's professional notebook lineup at Computex. The laptop's most noticeable feature is its nearly bezel-free display, which measures 15.6 inches yet fits into a 14-inch chassis.

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