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How to buy the right video card

Posted on 02/12 12:13 in Shows | 0

But choosing a video card isn’t all that easy.The first thing you need to determine before buying a card is what you want that card to do for you.

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Asus reveals revamped water-cooled gaming laptop with dual Nvidia GPUs

Posted on 05/31 21:10 in Shows | 0

For the discerning on the go gamer, Asus has announced a new version of its monstrous GX700 gaming laptop called the GX800 at Computex 2016.This is a big, big laptop, even without the liquid cooling dock.

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Asus, MSI are shipping overclocked GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs to reviewers, but not customers

Posted on 06/17 23:21 in Shows | 0

A few posts on TechPowerUp have highlighted issues with GTX 1080 and 1070 cards from Asus and MSI.Specifically, both vendors have been caught shipping cards to reviewers that were configured for overclocking mode out of the box, while retail cards are shipping at base clocks by default.

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PC Gaming Is Only Hard If You Let It Be

Posted on 07/14 16:11 in Shows | 0

Because, in his attempt to address what he perceives as problems with the PC gaming industry, Maiberg revealed just how little he cares about—and, in fact, understands—a hobby I’ve long held dear.To the extent it’s discernible beneath his faux indignation, Maiberg’s point seems to be that PC gaming is too hard because it calls for some work.

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AMD’s RX 470 debuts with excellent performance below the $200 GPU price point

Posted on 08/05 13:51 in Shows | 0

Today, AMD formally launched its new RX 470, the slimmed-down little brother of the larger RX 480.An RX 470 that offers 95% of RX 480 performance in a smaller power envelope and for $20 less is a winning deal; an RX 470 at 85% of RX 480 performance and $20 less isn’t as compelling.

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Best laptops for photo editing: Retina is important, but it’s not everything

Posted on 09/07 16:53 in Shows | 0

When we last looked at the best options in the market last year, there were some clear leaders.This isn’t an exhaustive list of the best laptops for photo editing, but if you are in the market, one of these is likely to suit your needs.

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Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB review: one of the best midrange GPUs you can buy today

Posted on 09/15 17:49 in Shows | 0

If you’ve read our coverage of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070, you’ll recognize the GTX 1060’s cooler and fan layouts.The Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1060 and G1 Gaming 1070 both use the same Xtreme Software Tuner, so I’ll refer you back to the GTX 1070 review if you have specific questions.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

Posted on 03/11 00:04 in Shows | 0

As LegitReviews notes (and ExtremeTech confirmed), there aren’t a whole lot of motherboards currently in stock for the platform.There’s currently a bit of a gap between how AMD has described the desire for its platforms (strong demand!

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The Best College Grad Gifts

Posted on 05/18 17:36 in Shows | 0

Whether it’s work or just Facebook, chances are good that your grad is going to be interacting with computers on a daily basis.If your grad is college-bound, know that access to your own machine is invaluable when it comes time to do all that homework.

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Best Laptops for Photo Editing

Posted on 05/22 17:03 in Shows | 0

Photo editing pushes laptop capabilities right to the edge.If you are in the market and photo editing is a top priority, one of these laptops is likely to suit your needs.

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Asus Unveils World's Thinnest Gaming Notebook Featuring NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080, The ROG Zephyrus

Posted on 05/30 23:32 in Deals | 0

During that address, Jen-Hsun pulled out an as-yet-unannounced Asus notebook that he said was only 5lbs and 18mm thin, but was packing a powerful Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 7th-Generation processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.It turns out that notebook is the upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus, which is reportedly the world’s thinnest notebook packing Intel Kaby Lake and a GeForce GTX 1080.

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Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus

Posted on 05/31 21:00 in Shows | 0

It will, however, have an impact on both battery life and overall performance compared to a native x86 chip.Second, Qualcomm needs to be able to deliver on its battery life claims.

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AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

Posted on 06/28 17:44 in Shows | 0

As we’ve discussed at various points, the great cryptocurrency GPU mining craze of 2011 to 2014 (peaking in 2013) was great for GPU manufacturers’ profit margins, but terrible for AMD’s actual GPU sales and market share.Both AMD and Nvidia put their workstation and professional GPUs through additional rounds of validation over and above consumer cards, and these cards are designed for more demanding environments.

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Nearly 25 Percent of Windows Users Will Switch to Mac Within 6 Months: Survey

Posted on 06/30 13:37 in Shows | 0

But there’s a fundamental problem with this claim: It’s completely unsupported by historical trends or recent sales data.According to IDC, Mac sales fell 9.

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Overclocker Claims X299 VRM Temperatures are a 'Disaster,' Limit Skylake-X Potential

Posted on 06/30 19:02 in Shows | 0

However, according to overclocker der8auer, there’s a serious set of problems with every X299 board he’s tested to date.) He suspects that in a closed-case configuration an overclocked Skylake-X with just one 8-pin cable could be hitting 90C-95C and recommends against any Skylake-X motherboard limited to just one 8-pin connector.

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Best Laptops for Video Editing

Posted on 07/05 14:38 in Shows | 0

Digital video editing has long been associated with massive machines packed with the most expensive components on the market, and with good reason.Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC will work on both Windows and OS X, but Apple’s video editing products are only available for OS X.

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

Posted on 07/14 13:46 in Shows | 0

On the other hand, Gartner found Apple increased its market share (from 6.HP and Dell gained market share, Lenovo and Asus got the snot pounded out of them.

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