Items tagged with ORIGIN-PC

It seems that the era of bulky gaming laptop beasts is over as most PC builders are releasing slim machines that deliver impressive gaming performance in surprisingly svelte form factors. Origin PC and CyberPowerPC are on the bandwagon as both companies are releasing new gaming notebooks. The Origin PC EVO 15-S weighs 4.36 lbs and measures .79 inches thick and features a 15.6-inch Full HD eDP display (with a 3K option coming soon); under the hood rumbles an Intel Core i7-4710HQ chip and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB GPU. The storage configuration is tantalizing: it’s comprised of a pair... Read more...
Sometimes a case is a case is a case, but Origin PC is pushing the envelope with a new desktop gaming PC chassis that promises something different. The company’s new Genesis and Millenium desktop case boasts a key feature called Variable Mounting that allows you to mount the motherboard in any of four different orientations. Basically, you can put your motherboard in a standard orientation, rotate it 90 degrees so that graphics cards are facing the sky, invert it in that 90-degree orientation so that you use the other side panel for access, or invert the standard orientation in such a way... Read more...
Much has been made of boutique PC builder Origin PC’s decision to no longer offer AMD GPUs in its systems, thereby giving NVIDIA all the love. We posted about it earlier, ourselves, and since then, there’s been much hullabaloo about why Origin is doing this, what NVIDIA may have offered them to dump AMD, and so on. But everybody just needs to chill out about the whole thing. Here’s why: First, in terms of the negative impact this could have on AMD, it won’t be much. With respect to Origin, it isn’t that large a company or customer in the grand scheme of things, and... Read more...
While AMD just announced a whole new line of graphics cards, which generally results in system builders announcing new configuration options with the impending products inside, at least one boutique builder is going in another direction entirely--all the way in the other direction, actually. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski told us that the company is no longer offering AMD GPUs in its systems and will solely provide NVIDIA graphics options. His reasons were initially vague: “This decision was based on a combination of many factors including customer experiences, GPU performance/drivers/stability,... Read more...
You’re going to want a 4K monitor for this: NVIDIA is shouldering its way further into the gaming PC market with its Battlebox program in which it partners with boutique system builders to develop scorchingly powerful gaming systems. The Battlebox systems are built to play all the newest blockbuster games at high resolutions and with all the settings jacked to the proverbial 11. NVIDIA’s graphics cards will be front and center, of course, and all the systems will feature GeForce GTX 780 or Titan cards 2- or 3-way SLI configurations. NVIDIA’s numerous graphics technologies are... Read more...
It'll soon be known as the summer of Haswell, and if you haven't heard all about Intel's latest platform, be sure to dive into our review here. Once you've convinced yourself that you've got to get one of your own, have a look at Origin PC. The company has just announced that it's shipping machines with Intel's 4th-gen CPUs in its GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and CHRONOS desktops and EON laptops. The company is promising around 15% better performance from the refreshed rigs, and it'll also toss in a free copy of GRID 2 with any Haswell-equipped machine. There's also support for 4K video, improved battery... Read more...
If you haven’t yet read our coverage of NVIDIA’s insane GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, go do it now. Seriously. The thing is a monster, essentially a pair of SLI’d 680s in one package. It has 3,072 CUDA cores, 915MHz/1019MHz base/boost clock, 6008MHz memory clock, 4GB total GDDR5, and a smokin’ hot aluminum and magnesium body. And now, you can configure a number of custom PCs with the GTX 690, as Origin PC, CyberpowerPC, and MAINGEAR have all let us know that the card is available on some of their systems. CybwerPowerPC offers the GTX 690 in its Fang III, Zeus, Gamer Xtreme,... Read more...
Origin PC makes some astonishingly powerful systems, and the company isn’t shy about making bold claims, either. Origin claims its new EON17-X3D notebook is the most powerful 3D notebook available today. That just might be true; the beastly thing sports a pair of overclocked GeForce GTX 580M graphics cards in SLI, in addition to already-strong specifications which include Intel hexcore processors, up to 32GB (1333MHz) or 16GB (1866MHz) quad-channel system memory, and as many as three hard drives supporting up to 3TB of storage. Other features include a 1080p 3D display with a built-in emitter,... Read more...
Using its new Phase Change cooling system (set to be available yet this quarter) and its professional overclockers, ORIGIN PC now offers the GENESIS system with a ridiculous 5.7GHz overclock. The Phase Change Technology can allegedly chill the CPU out as low as -40 degrees C. The above is a pretty cool (pun intended) bit of news, but ORIGIN is sweetening the deal--all of its deal, really--with 24/7 technical support for its customers. Starting today, the service is free and lasts for life. According to ORIGIN, “Any time customers have a question about a game, application, or hardware component;... Read more...