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In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave discuss g a major departure from AMD’s Executive team, EVGA’s first ever mechanical gaming keyboard, the Z10, the sights sounds and systems of PAX East 2018, Dell’s potent Latitude 7390 2-in-1, and go over the details of our AMD Raven Ridge Gaming System GIVEAWAY... Show Notes: 04:40 - EVGA Z10 Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Unique, Full-Featured Gaming Deck 15:50 - The Sights, Sounds And Systems of PAX East 2018 19:13 - Nintendo Switch Impresses With Wolfenstein 2 Gameplay At PAX East 21:55 - Hands-On Dell’s Coffee Lake-H Powered G-Series Gaming Laptops At PAX 26:19 - AVA Direct Rocks... Read more...
AVA Direct may not be a name that comes to the mind of many folks looking to acquire a new gaming rig, but the company is hugely committed to delivering top-quality options that gives you lots of performance, quiet operation, and ultimately, a top-quality build that ensures the rig lasts for the long haul. If you need a bit more proof that AVA cares about gaming, look no further than the video below. Our own Dave Altavilla bumped into company representative Shannon Robb who showed off a custom PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds build that was turned-around in just a few days. Despite the limited time available, the end result is quite sharp. On the front of the PC is a PUBG logo, which is probably... Read more...
Last week, Intel unleashed a flood of new 8th generation "Coffee Lake" Core processors for both desktop and notebook systems. We gave you a brief overview of Dell's new gaming-centric notebooks, which have since dropped their Inspiron branding. The new G-Series notebooks are represented by the G3, G5 and G7. Luckily, we were able to get some hands-on time with the new gaming notebooks at PAX East, and we must say that they are quite fetching machines in person with plenty of high-powered hardware to back them up. All of the machines are available with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards with Max-Q technology incorporated for smooth gameplay, which is something that... Read more...
Dell is making a big splash at PAX West with some new additions to its gaming lineup. These include new members of the Inspiron family and two new Alienware-branded gaming monitors. First up at bat is a refreshed Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, which manages to fit a whole lot of high-powered enthusiast gear into a 15.6-inch notebook frame (we reviewed the previous model earlier this year). Dell incorporates seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake quad-core “H Series” processors, up to 32GB of memory, along with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU (complete with NVIDIA Max-Q technology). The aforementioned 15.6-inch display can be had in Full HD or 4K UHD resolutions, although we think that 4K gaming might... Read more...
Many game developers use the massive gaming expo PAX West – which is currently underway in Seattle – to unveil their latest wares. There is always some hot, new gaming footage to come out of the show that sparks the usual conversations about graphics quality, framerates, game mechanics, and the myriad of other things that make a good (or bad) game. One of the game trailers released last night, however, may spark a different kind of debate. And we’re not sure that’s a good thing. If you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, you may remember that discussions about video games, and video game violence especially, spurred huge protests and even sparked congressional debates. Ultimately, video game rating... Read more...
In our latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Paul and Marco chat about Maingear's tricked-out, fully-custom, water-cooled Rush Gaming Rig, happening at PAX East, Big Changes At Intel, AMD's Radeon Pro Duo dual-Fiji powered graphics card, Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S and a lot more... Show Notes: 01:43 - AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Dual Fiji Claims 1.3X Radeon R9 295X2 Performance 14:55 - Previewing Maingear's RUSH SuperStock X99: Opulence And The Killer Gaming Rig 26:01 - PAX East 2016: Killer Rigs And VR Dominance Punctuate A Thriving PC Gaming Industry 31:11 - Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Review: A Premium, Ultra-Thin Windows Convertible 39:40 - Intel Guts Future Atom SoC Family... Read more...
Whoever the Einstein was that declared this a "post PC era" needs talk to the gamers and enthusiasts that flocked to Boston Convention And Exhibition Center this weekend for the sold-out PAX East show. And in good ol' Bean Town, the Murphys might dropkick that genius for being overly impaired and "ship him off" promptly. In a record attendance of around 90,000 or so, there was plenty of console gaming going on, as well as mobile gaming on tablets and smartphones, and even board games but nothing compared to the crowds flocking around booths from major PC manufacturers and ecosystem partners like Kingston, Gigabyte, Corsair, EVGA, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel. And VR was center stage with the... Read more...
We saw a lot of interesting hardware at PAX earlier this month, but we weren’t able to cover every single product that we saw at the time. Thankfully, we’ve had some time to refresh our memory banks and report on these two particular beauties that we saw at the EVGA booth. First up is the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0. The graphics card is of course built using NVIDIA Maxwell architecture which means you’ll find 2048 CUDA cores, a 1291 MHz core clock (1393 MHz Boost) and 4GB of 7010 MHz GDDR5 memory. The dual-slot graphics card also features EVGA’s ACX 2.0 cooling system, which uses swept fan blades and double ball bearings to efficiently push as much air as possible to cool the GPU.... Read more...
One of the biggest gaming events on the east coast, PAX East, is about to hit this weekend, and to get you all ready for the show, our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win one of FIVE awesome, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablets. We'll be giving away one tablet a say, everyday this week--starting right NOW! The EVGA Tegra Note 7 To be entered, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple! 1) Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com.... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about NVIDIA’s just released GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card and Lucid’s Virtu GPU Virtualization software for Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, in addition to HotHardware’s coverage of PAX East which just took place in Boston, MA, and OCZ Technology’s announcement that they’ll be acquiring Indilinx. We also drop some hints about an absolutely awesome gaming system give-away that we’ll be formally announcing on Monday... Show Notes: 00:57 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut: ZOTAC, MSI and Asus 03:26 - Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs 07:00 - PAX... Read more...
The PAX East show has really started to gain traction with a number of major brand manufacturers and this year's event had, dare we say, stellar support and turn-out from the community.  We've grown pretty fond of its smaller, more manageable venue, with its casual, laid-back atmosphere sans the stuffed shirt marketing pitch that gets a bit old, at the larger shows like CES, after you've heard it day in and day out.  This year's show was held at the new Boston Convention Center with over 500,000 square feet of floor space to get your geek on, virtually any way you want it...... Read more...
The PAX East show has really started to gain traction with a number of major brand manufacturers and this year's event had, dare we say, stellar support and turn-out from the community.  We've grown pretty fond of its smaller, more manageable venue, with its casual, laid-back atmosphere sans the stuffed shirt marketing pitch that gets a bit old, at the larger shows like CES, after you've heard it day in and day out.  This year's show was held at the new Boston Convention Center with over 500,000 square feet of floor space to get your geek on, virtually any way you want it.  From tabletop and handheld gaming, to consoles and of course PC power rigs, PAX East offered a ton of hands-on... Read more...
We spent some time at PAX East today, checking out the sights and sounds on the show floor and have some fun stuff to show you, courtesy of the good folks at Valve. Valve was showing off some in-game footage from the highly anticipated puzzle-platformer Portal 2, due to hit store shelves and Steam next month... Fans of the original Portal will no doubt recognize some of the gameplay elements, but the visuals have been enhanced significantly and some new items like the blue Repulsion Gel (among others) are being introduced. And of course, like the original, there are plenty of laughs to go around as well. Another interesting note is that J.K. Simmons (from Spider Man, Juno, Oz, etc.) does the... Read more...
This morning  at the PAX East show in Boston, MA -- though slightly forbidden, we were able to steal some video footage of the infamous and forever anticipated Duke Nukem Forever.  Finally set to release in May 2011, the folllowing is early in-game footage of actual game play.  Ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum ("and yeah, he's all outta gum"), Duke is actually looking pretty slick and the baddies, well, they're looking bad, as you'd expect... 2K Games was allowing controlled 20 minute gaming sessions for show attendees.  Game play itself was a hoot as you'd expect, with lots of ridiculous weapons that handily made mince meat out of alien scum.  And so it seems, the... Read more...
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