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We’ve seen plenty of gaming excess over the years when it comes to desktop and notebook systems, but the Acer Predator 21 X definitely comes close to taking first prize when it comes to over-the-top gaming goodness (at least on the mobile side). First announced earlier this year at CES, the Acer is finally shipping the massive 21-inch gaming notebook. The only disappointing aspect, well other than its price, is the display resolution of the machine. Even though the gaming notebook features an expansive 21-inch display, the screen resolution is a somewhat disappointing 2560x1080 instead of 4K. However,... Read more...
If you’re a person that likes to satisfy your high-end gaming needs while on-the-go, Razer has updated its most potent notebook – the Blade Pro -- with the power of Intel Kaby Lake. In this case, it means that you’ll find an overclocked Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor to replace the previous Skylake-based Core i7-6700HQ. Razer has also upgraded the Blade Pro’s memory, providing 32GB of DDR4 memory running at 2667MHz versus 2133MHz. When it comes to the graphics subsystem, things haven’t changed, meaning that you’ll find a potent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 powering a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display equipped... Read more...
Last night, NVIDIA made waves with the announcement of the long-anticipated GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for gaming enthusiasts. The new graphics card has a GP102 core, 11GB of 11Gbps GDDR5X memory, and has peak compute performance that is slightly ahead of the Titan X, while offering a $500 lower price tag. But now that a new gaming Titan has entered the fray, what happens with the current GeForce GTX 1080? Thankfully, NVIDIA is instituting a price cut, which sees the GeForce GTX 1080 falling from $599 to just $499 effective immediately. When it comes to the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, it will receive... Read more...
If you have been itching for a new gaming computer, ASUS has got your back. ASUS’ Republic of Gamers brand announced that the GT51CH gaming desktop, with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and SLI’d GeForce GTX 1080’s, is now available. The GT51CH gaming desktop's Kaby Lake Core i7 processor allows users to run games on the “Ultra” graphics settings and seamlessly watch 4K UHD videos. GeForce GTX 1080 SLI enable beautiful 4K UHD gameplay, and according to ASUS, the GT51CH performed 60% better than a GeForce GTX 980 SLI-equipped system in development tests. The company also claims it was... Read more...
When it comes to over-the-top gaming hardware, Acer knows how to put on a show. Such is the case with the monstrous Predator 21 X gaming notebook, which is set to launch next month. Announced today at CES, the Predator 21 X is the world’s first curved screen notebook, and as its name implies, it measures a massive 21 inches diagonally. While the sheer size of the display is impressive, its resolution isn’t. We were expecting to see at least a 4K (3840x2160) display resolution, but instead we’re greeted with a resolution of 2560x1080. The IPS panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate and incorporates... Read more...
Although it will likely be announced next week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the ASUS ROG GX501 has already leaked. However, the first thing that your eyes lock in the apparent lack of a trackpad and palm rest. Both have been tossed aside to make room for the keyboard which takes up that prime real estate on this notebook. What we’re left with is a rather awkward-looking notebook with a huge blank space above the keyboard. Given what’s lurking beneath the surface, we understand this odd design choice. The ROG GX501 packs in a full-fledged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, and does so within a chassis... Read more...
When Gigabyte was making the rounds with its BRIX Gaming UHD small form-factor PC, we were a bit puzzled by the inclusion of the older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 instead of the (at the time) readily available Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070. Apparently, we just needed to wait a few more months, as Gigabyte just leaked a potent follow-up that will more than likely be officially announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The BRIX Gaming GT made a brief appearance on Gigabyte’s website before being taking down. However, the product pages were left up long enough for specs and pictures to be scooped... Read more...
Colorful just threw down the gauntlet on outrageously large graphics cards with a GeForce GTX 1080 model that occupies four expansion slots. Yes, we said FOUR! It needs that much space because it is lugging a liquid cooling contraption on its back to keep things extra chilly. Users can optionally detach the liquid cooling backplate, but what would be the point in buying a specialized card if the plan is to remove the very thing that makes is specialized?Called the iGame 1080 Kudan, the monster sized graphics card is equipped with three cooling fans on the front. Each one sports a gold color border... Read more...
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers division is back at it again with a new gaming laptop. While not as outlandish and as powerful as the ROG GX800 that we discussed earlier this month, the new ROG G701VI is still an incredible gaming beast that can also double as a potent workstation. At the heart of the G701VI is an unlocked and factory overclocked Intel Core i7 6820HK processor, which can be equipped with up to 64GB of overclocked 2400MHz DDR4 memory (32GB comes standard). ASUS is really pushing the G701VI as virtual reality powerhouse, and we can’t really blame the company given that NVIDIA’s top shelf... Read more...
OK, ASUS is just showing off now! The company’s Republic of Gamers division just announced the GX800 gaming laptop which exudes excess at every corner. Just look at this beast: it weighs in at a massive 12.6 pounds, while its liquid-cooling module adds another 10.4 pounds to the mix. Complementing its immense girth is an 18.4-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with an anti-glare coating (NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is also baked into the display). Powering the ROG GX800 is an Intel Core i7 6820HK processor that can be overclocked from 3.2GHz to 4.2GHz. This leap in performance is made possible using... Read more...
There’s no question that NVIDIA built a kickass graphics family with Pascal. From entry-level to the enthusiast class, NVIDIA has delivered compelling GPUs at a wide range of price points. Currently at the top of the Pascal totem pole is the Titan X, which pumps out 11 TFLOPs peak compute performance and comes with 12GB GDDR5X memory onboard. Now that NVIDIA has addressed the budget end of the spectrum with the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, it is once again focusing on the premium segment with the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This big brother to the GTX 1080 is rumored to not only take the... Read more...
So you bought a GeForce GTX 1080 or 1070 graphics card from EVGA with a fancy ACX 3.0 cooling solution and now you're worried it's going to burn up, is that it? Well turn that frown upside down. EVGA announced earlier this week that it was working on a VBIOS update that would instruct affected cards to more aggressively cool themselves, and that update is now available. The overheating issue came to light when several users posted some alarming temperature readings on Reddit and EVGA's support forum. In some cases, users posted pictures of purported charring on certain components, while others... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported on a five-alarm issue involving certain NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics cards from EVGA. Customers of affected cards have witnessed intermittent screen anomalies with their cards, which foreshadows impending doom. Others have witnessed their cards go up in flames, with the voltage regulator module (VRM) overheating due to improper cooling. Testing has shown that in some cases, parts of the PCB on affected cards has reached upwards of 107C. After issuing an initial statement on the matter when the first reports starting spreading, EVGA is back now with further information... Read more...
Following a rash of complaints about overheating graphics cards causing black screens and, in some cases, even burning up and dying, EVGA is extending an olive branch of sorts by offering owners of its FTW GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards a free thermal pad. Affected owners would probably prefer EVGA acknowledge there's an issue, but so far it hasn't done so. There are multiple forum threads on EVGA's forum and Reddit filled with user accounts of FTW GTX 1070 and 1080 cards running uncomfortably hot. In one post, Reddit user "Mydst" says he saw a "bright orange flame" shoot out about... Read more...
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