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Portable Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock integrates a GTX 1050 GPU (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Portable Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock integrates a GTX 1050 GPU

The docking station will turn your Ideapad into a decent gaming machine for about $400 USD.
Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

88% Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

Portable all-rounder. Ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 are selling like hotcakes and every OEM wants a piece of the pie. Asus' candidate of choice is the ZenBook UX331UN, a high-quality subnotebook with a dedicated GPU. Read our extensive review to find out why it deserves a recommendation.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 1080p) Laptop Review

82% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 1080p) Laptop Review

With the handbrake on! After testing the Inspiron 15 with Nvidia's Max-Q technology, we have now also taken a look at the entry-level model of the series. But the storage device leaves a bit of a bad taste in our mouth.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
HP ProBook 470 G5 (i5-8250U, 930MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP ProBook 470 G5 (i5-8250U, 930MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting laborer. HP's ProBook 470 G5 is equipped with a powerful quad-core CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a bright IPS display with great viewing angles. It also features a great backlit keyboard and incredible battery life but lacks an optical drive.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce 930MX | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
The Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 uses the same case design as the previous entries in the Inspiron Desktop 5000 series. (Source: Dell)

CES 2018 | Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5000 gets a refresh with Intel 8th Gen hexa-core processors

Dell has announced new CPU and GPU options for the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5000 line with the release of the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680.
The Strix SKT T1 Hero edition features a gaming-grade keyboard with Faker's signature on the palm rest. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Asus extends the ROG gaming laptop series with Strix SKT T1 Hero edition and updated G703 models

The Strix SKT T1 Hero edition is made in collaboration with the SK Telecom T1 eSports team and comes with branded collectibles and a Faker signature on the palm rest, while the updated G703 sports a 4.3 GHz pre-overclocked i7-7820HK CPU.
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW service is now live as a free beta. (Source: NVIDIA)

CES 2018 | NVIDIA GeForce NOW brings modern AAA gaming to el cheapo PCs

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW enables cloud streaming of game content that can be played on virtually any PC with the company's datacenters offloading all the dirty processing work. The service is currently in public beta for Windows PCs and Macs in North America and Europe.
Asus is among the first OEMs to offer a BFGD, announcing the ROG Swift PG65. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Nvidia presents 65-inch 4K @120Hz G-Sync HDR gaming display

The Big Format Gaming Display initiative from Nvidia brings the G-Sync technology to large TV screens with diagonals of at least 65-inch. These large screens are also HDR compliant and come standard with a [email protected] HZ resolution, but do not feature integrated TV tuners. Nvidia claims the BFGDs will have latencies close to regular PC monitors and the first mode...
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MSI GT75VR to ship with Killer Wireless-AC 1550, Trident 3 gets Coffee Lake and GTX 1080 upgrades (Source: MSI)

CES 2018 | MSI GT75VR to ship with Killer Wireless-AC 1550, Trident 3 gets Coffee Lake and GTX 1080 upgrades

Some of MSI's more popular models are getting slight SKU updates this year including wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbps.
The XG Station Pro's all-aluminum enclosure makes it much more professional-looking than Asus's previous eGPU offerings.

CES 2018 | The Asus XG Station Pro is the grown-up brother to the ROG XG Station 2 eGPU

Asus has put forward another eGPU offering this CES. With an external 330W power supply and all-aluminum chassis, the XG Station Pro aims to be quieter and sleeker than competitors.
The new fanless ZBOX mini PCs can now accommodate overclocked Kaby Lake-R CPUs. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces this year's mini PC updates

The 2018 Zotac mini PCs will get CPUs ranging from Gemini Lake ultra-low voltage chips to six-core gen 8 processors from Intel. The fanless models will feature redesigned chassis that support processors with TDPs up to 25 W, allowing for pre-overclocked Kaby Lake-R processors.
HP Pavilion 15t (i5-8250U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

81% HP Pavilion 15t (i5-8250U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

Disappointing display. The Pavilion 15 offers a ULV quad-core processor, a dedicated GeForce graphics core, and a solid-state disk. The greatest weakness of this device is the disappointing display.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. (Source: NVIDIA)

Consumer NVIDIA GPUs cannot be used in datacenters henceforth

Recent changes to NVIDIA's EULA prohibits datacenter deployment of their consumer grade GeForce GPUs apart from those used for blockchain processing. This being seen as a move to curb deployment of cost-effective GeForce GPUs for half-precision Deep Neural Network processing.
Razer Core external GPU and Razer Blade laptop

Razer Core V2 + Blade Stealth (i7-8550U) Review

A technological Swiss Army knife for the living room. Razer's Core V2 makes anything possible, transforming a slim, unprepossessing ultrabook into a serious gaming PC in seconds. With its dedicated bandwidth, the additional TI82 controller lends the graphics card even more power compared to the previous Razer graphics enclosure. But is it worth investing your hard-earned cash in this device? And how smoothly do games run on the dock? We used several benchmarks and two graphics cards to answer those questions.
Eurocom Sky X9C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080 SLI, Clevo P870TM1-G) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Sky X9C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080 SLI, Clevo P870TM1-G) Laptop Review

12 pounds of pure power. We end the year with the most powerful consumer gaming notebook currently available. Its Core i7-8700K CPU, GTX 1080 SLI GPUs, 4K UHD screen, 1 TB NVMe RAID 0 storage, and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM are astronomical specifications regardless of form factor.
Intel Core i7-8700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5.6 kg
Top 10 bezel-less laptops for Late 2017

Top 10 bezel-less laptops for Late 2017

More content, less bezel. 2017 has been the year of not just hardware advancements, but aesthetics as well. Laptops that could offer more immersive experiences due to narrow bezels were suddenly being preferred over conventional designs. In this article, we will take a look at some of the laptops that have managed to lure buyers by virtue of their nearly bezel-less displays.
The Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB Windforce OC. (Source: Videocardz)

First pictures of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB surface online

The first pictures of the rumored NVIDIA GTX 1060 5 GB SKU card have surfaced online. The new Gigabyte card is identical to the GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC but comes with the NVIDIA GP106-350-K3-A1 GPU that supports up to 5 GB GDDR5 memory and reduced memory bandwidth.
The new GP106-350-K3-A1 core. (Source: Expreview)

NVIDIA to launch exclusive GTX 1060 variant with 5 GB VRAM

NVIDIA will soon be launching a new variant of GeForce GTX 1060 with 5 GB GDDR5 VRAM. The card is meant to be sold in bulk to cybercafes and will be exclusive to the Chinese market.
The Huawei MateBook D gets an year-end refresh. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei makes a year-end splash with the refreshed MateBook D

Huawei has launched the refreshed MateBook D for 2018. Currently available for the Chinese market, the new version of the MateBook D comes in three variants with 8th gen Intel Core processors and the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU.
No more 32-bit love from NVIDIA. (Source: Digital Trends)

32-bit NVIDIA drivers will soon be passe

The upcoming version 390 of NVIDIA's graphic driver will be the last to officially support 32-bit OSs. Barring a year's more time of security support for 32-bit drivers, all new features and enhancements will take the 64-bit route going forward.
PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

Off beat. The Defiance IV is a stylish 17-inch gaming notebook that is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce 1060 and a 120-Hz display. Find out whether the CPU's clock rate problems under higher loads impact the gaming experience in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

Quiet and powerful. The ThinkPad P71 is Lenovo's biggest and most powerful mobile workstation. It is a powerful machine, but still pleasantly quiet in many situations. You also get a very good 4K UHD panel.
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

New entry. PC Specialist, a hardware reseller based in the UK, has recently started selling its gaming notebooks in Germany via pczentrum.de. We have got our hands on the Proteus V, a 15-inch gaming notebook for roughly 1400 Euros (~$1660), and are putting it through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Deceptive Packaging. A notebook with the dimensions of an XPS 13, the latest quad-core CPUs from Intel and the MX150 - you might think this is a recipe for sure success. The IdeaPad 320s-13IKBR, which we present in this extensive test report, shows this is not necessarily true.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Schenker Media 15 (i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

80% Schenker Media 15 (i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

Good with edges. The Schenker Media 15 is exactly what it claims to be: A multimedia notebook with enough performance for many entertainment applications. The buyers will have to make certain concessions, and, because the competition is on the same level at the very least, the question here is: Why should we pick the Media 15 over other devices?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

86% Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be showcased with opened lid underneath the Christmas tree.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
The Titan V is around 4 times faster than the GTX 1060, but it is 10 times more expensive, as well. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia Titan V cryptomining performance does not disappoint, but price/perfomance factor is way off

Bottom line: the Titan V is indeed a mining powerhouse, but the prohibitive price does not scale well with the price/perfomance factor.
Zotac shows off its MEK1 mini PC at a Hong Kong event (Source: Zotac)

Zotac launches gaming MEK1 mini PC with GTX 1070 Ti graphics

Measuring just 414 x 118 x 394 mm in volume, the system manages to integrate a 450 W PSU and GTX 1070 Ti GPU to be a powerhouse of a HTPC.
The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

Wisdom of the crowd? The Amazon Bestseller list is usually a good indication of which laptops capture buyers' attention and what users generally look forward to when buying a notebook. In this article, we take a look at some of the notebooks that have made it to the Amazon bestsellers list in the Laptop Computers category.
The Titan V GPU is marketed as an entry-level compute card, but it can also be considered an extreme gaming solution. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia unveils US$3,000 Titan V GPU based on Volta core

The Titan V AI compute card may seem too expensive for an extreme gaming solution, but it is US$7,000 cheaper than the Tesla V100 card that served as basis. Considering the notable price difference, the Titan V actually offers almost the same performance as the Tesla V100, with slightly inferior specs, and essentially the same Tensor, single and double preci...
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The NVIDIA GeForce MX130. (Source: NVIDIA)

First benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 are reminiscent of the GeForce 940MX

The NVIDIA GeForce MX130 is another entry-level offering from NVIDIA based on the older but still capable Maxwell architecture. How does it fare when compared to the MX150 and more importantly, the 940MX, to which it is a direct successor? Let's take a look.
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 8 GB) Convertible Review

82% Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 8 GB) Convertible Review

More than just a convertible! Above all else, the Acer Spin 5 is a 15-inch convertible. However excitement is aplenty, because Intel’s latest Core i7-8550U and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 are what we have under the hood here. Whether this convertible laptop can function as a gaming notebook you shall learn in this extensive review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The front panel can be customized with RGB LEDs. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle SZ270R9 mini PC enclosure gets push-button overclocking

The XPC SZ270R9 mini PC enclosure from Shuttle offers versatile customization options combined with easy overclocking functions for gamers who want compact, efficient and silent systems.
Qualcomm may not have been Microsoft's only choice for Windows ARM (Image Source: Nvidia)

Qualcomm may not have been Microsoft's only choice for Windows ARM

Microsoft is apparently trying its best to convince the makers of Tegra and Exynos SoCs to invest in Windows ARM. So far, only Qualcomm has heeded the call.
Grab an Alienware 15 R3 with a GTX 1070 for USD $1450

UPDATE: Sale over | Grab an Alienware 15 R3 with a GTX 1070 for USD $1450

The Nvidia GTX 1070-equipped Alienware 15 R3 is currently on sale at Best Buy for USD $1450, or $350 less than its retail price.
HP Omen 15t-ce000 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, UHD) Laptop Review

85% HP Omen 15t-ce000 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, UHD) Laptop Review

Omen II. Our second review gaming notebook from HP's updated 15-inch Omen series features almost the same hardware as the previous system, but it's equipped with a 4K display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. How the theoretically less frugal display affects performance and the battery life is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

Lighter, slimmer fireball. The slim MSI GS63VR 7RG can run all the modern games smoothly on its matte Full HD screen. Here, MSI goes for a 120 Hz TN panel with fast response times. The rest of the hardware is also in good order: NVMe SSD, HDD, Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The 10 Best Multimedia Laptops for Late 2017

The 10 Best Multimedia Laptops for Late 2017

Creativity, unhindered. Holiday season is finally upon us, and thus begins one of the most lucrative periods for anyone mulling to purchase a new notebook excelling both in content creation and consumption. The choices can be daunting, but leave it to us to help you decide on the best multimedia notebook to perfectly complement your needs.
Acer Aspire 7 A715 (7300HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

84% Acer Aspire 7 A715 (7300HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

An all-round device with some point deductions! The Acer Aspire 7 offers a good performance for an acceptable price. Thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, the 15-incher also offers appropriate gaming performance. However, the case and the display lose some points.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5", i7, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

87% Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5", i7, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

Powerhouse performance? According to Microsoft the new Surface Book 2 combines the best of two worlds and is also the most powerful Surface device yet. The specifications look promising, thanks to the new Kaby Lake-R processor and Nvidia's Pascal GPU. Our in-depth review reveals some shortcomings – some can easily be bypassed, but others are just incomprehensible in this price range.
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 13.5" | 1.6 kg
"39 dBA" is quite the lofty goal for the super-thin Asus Zephyrus

Nvidia Max-Q limits fan noise to 40 dBA when gaming - so why are we recording louder results?

Not all Max-Q laptops are created equal.
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP501UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review

80% Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP501UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review

Multi-functional. The VivoBook Flip 15 comes with a variety of features, but it also comes with some small flaws. The screen with a 360-degree hinge offers several modes of use.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Palit (Galax/KFA2) SNPR External Graphics Enclosure. (Source: Galax)

Palit's new external GPU enclosure is packing a custom GTX 1060 and cooling solution

Palit (via their sub-brands Galax and KFA2) are releasing their compact eGPU solution, the SNPR External Graphics Enclosure, within the next few weeks. Their solution is more along the lines of Aorus’s compact enclosure or the Breakaway Puck from Sonnet, rather than the larger and more modular docking hubs that are available from Razer and Alienware.
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The 10 Best Gaming Laptops for Late 2017

The 10 Best Gaming Laptops for Late 2017

Defeat your opponents on the go. Is it time to upgrade to a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Here are the top 10 gaming notebooks from our database and our picks for the top in each category.
AMD RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 (Source: OC3D)

AMD's RX Vega 64 is 20 percent faster than the GTX 1080 in DX12

Futuremark's brand-new VRMark Cyan Room benchmark arrived earlier today and the first set of interesting results is already available. According to AMD's own tests that were conducted using this DirectX 12 benchmarking tool, the RX Vega 64 is 20 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 1080.
Product image of the MX110. The MX130 looks identical. (Source: Nvidia)

UPDATE | The entry-level MX110 and MX130 GPU product pages appear on Nvidia's website

The previously rumored MX110 and MX130 are now listed on Nvidia's website, and unlike the MX150 that they join these cards are Maxwell based rather than Pascal. Based on Nvidia's performance figures these cards provide around 38 to 63 percent of the performance from an MX150.
All the premium features on the GT83VR Titan add up to a total weight of 12 lbs. (Source: MSI)

Deal | Amazon offers 33% discount on the MSI GT83VR Titan gaming laptop with GTX 1070 SLI setup

The MSI GT83VR Titan is not your usual gaming laptop. It packs all sorts of premium features like the unlocked gen 6 i7-6820HK CPU coupled with 64 GB DRR4-2400 RAM, two 256 GB NVMe SSDs + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD storage combo, 18.4-inch 1080p IPS-grade display, BD writer + SD card reader, and a SteelSeries backlit mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight and separat...
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The SaturnV Ai supercomputer consists of 660 nodes spread on 5 rows. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's upgraded SaturnV with Volta DGX-1 GPUs to be among top 10 AI supercomputers

Nvidia is currently upgrading its SaturnV AI supercomputer with Volta DGX-1 GPUs in order to push the crunching power for its autonomous driving program. The SaturnV will be capable of 40 PetaFLOPS in FP64 mode, making it one of the top 10 AI supercomputers worldwide.
The new GDDR6 memory modules have already won the CES 2018 Innovation Award. (Source: Samsung)

Nvidia Volta GPUs (GTX 2000) to come with Samsung's GDDR6 memory, reaching 16 Gbps transfer rates

Samsung announced that the GDDR6 modules are going to be released in early 2018 with the new nvidia GTX 2000 series, boasting transfer rates increased by almost 50% and reduced energy requirements.
The Envy 17t comes with a 17.3-inch 1080p multitouch IPS display. (Source: HP)

Deal | HP drops the price on the Envy 17t Touch notebook to US$1,299.99

The new Envy 17t touch notebook comes equipped with all the latest mobile tech: the powerful i7-8550U CPU coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD + 128 GB SSD combo, a gorgeous 17-inch 1080p multitouch IPS display, and even a DVD-writer.

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