Gaming

For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD’s goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at the flick of a switch (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip. Initially we interpreted this via one of AMD’s slides as half of the threads (simultaneous multi-threading off), as per the exact wording. However, in other places AMD had stated that it actually...

EVGA Launches SC17 1080 Laptop: Core i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080, TB3

EVGA has launched its new flagship 17.3” laptop with a new CPU, a new GPU, and with Thunderbolt 3 support. The new SC17 1080 gaming notebook is thicker than...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/14/2017

HP Expands Commercial VR Strategy: Z VR Backpack and Immersion Centers

At SIGGRAPH this week, HP has lifted the lid on parts of their Commercial VR strategy, announcing three major aspects of their implementation. In talking with HP, they...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/1/2017

The Asus Prime Z270-A & GIGABYTE Z270X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

In this review we are having a look at two mainstream, Intel Z270 based gaming motherboards: the Asus Prime Z270-A and the GIGABYTE Z270X-Ultra Gaming. They look very similar...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/18/2017

MSI Announces the X299 XPower Gaming AC Motherboard: Five M.2 Slots

This week MSI has announced a new X299 motherboard: the MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC. This is designed as a flagship motherboard for MSI's X299 range, and aims to...

27 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2017

Razer Launches The Thresher Ultimate: An Xbox, PS4, And PC 7.1 Headset

This morning at E3, Razer is announcing a new product in their lineup, targeting the console market, with the Thresher Ultimate wireless headset. This is a 7.1 Dolby surround...

15 by Brett Howse on 6/13/2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Gets a Launch Date: Xbox One X, $499, November 7th

Over the last several months, Microsoft has been trickling out details about their mid-generation hardware update for the Xbox One console, which has been going under the name Project...

88 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2017

Nixeus NX-EDG 27 27-inch Gaming Monitor: 1440p, 30-144Hz FreeSync

Nixeus, a Los Angeles-based consumer electronics company that was founded in 2010, has officially launched their new EDG 27 gaming monitor, which they claim is the world’s first WQHD...

17 by Patrick MacMillan on 6/8/2017

HP Updates Their OMEN Gaming Lineup: Desktops, Notebooks, eGFX, and Displays

Today HP is announcing some updates to their OMEN lineup, which is their gaming brand. Gaming is still a high-margin segment of the PC space, so there is quite...

18 by Brett Howse on 6/6/2017

Zotac Unveils 2017 ZBox Magnus SFF Gaming PCs: Powered By Intel Core & AMD Ryzen

Besides of course their video cards, Zotac’s other claim to fame is their variety of mini-PCs. For this year’s Computex trade show, the company did not disappoint, with the...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

Dell Launches AMD-Powered Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Alongside their new all-in-ones, Dell is also taking the wraps off of a new gaming desktop tower this morning. Dubbed the Inspiron Gaming Desktop, the new gaming-focused system is...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce MX150: Entry-Level Pascal for Laptops, Just in Time for Computex

This morning NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of a new video card for laptops, the GeForce MX150. Aimed at the entry-level market for discrete GPUs – that is...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2017

MSI Announces the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI has been teasing this new motherboard for a number of weeks, and today they have finally announced the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING. This subtly named model is the new...

17 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/24/2017

Corsair Unveils T1 RACE Gaming Chair: Five Colors, $350

Over the years, Corsair has managed to carve a niche for itself as a purveyor of just about every PC gaming-related peripheral imaginable. That product line expands a little...

21 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/23/2017

ASUS Announces ROG STRIX H270I & B250I Mini-ITX Motherboards

ASUS has just added to its Intel 200-series motherboard lineup with the announcement of two new mini-ITX motherboards. Dubbed the ROG Strix H270I Gaming and ROG Strix B250I Gaming...

11 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/12/2017

Acer Predator Z271UV Gaming Monitor: 1440p, 144-165Hz, G-Sync, Eye Tracking

Although we have already reported on the flagship Acer Predator X27 gaming monitor, an interesting model that isn't getting quite as much attention is the Predator Z271UV. By foregoing...

9 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/8/2017

Corsair Launches Glaive RGB Mouse: 16,000 DPI, Interchangeable Grips, LEDs

Corsair this week released its latest flagship gaming mouse, the new Glaive RGB. The company's latest right-handed mouse incorporates a new sensor, interchangeable grips, programmable RGB lighting as well...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2017

Razer Announces The Lancehead Gaming Mice

Today Razer is launching a pair of gaming mice into their lineup. The Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse, and the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition are the two new models...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/27/2017

The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

Something was clear during 2016: RGB LED is here and it wants to be everywhere. It seems that a multicolored piece of computer hardware is the new thing, and...

37 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2017

Razer Updates The BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard: New Ergonomics And Switch Choices

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard has been around since 2010, and it is one of Razer’s most popular gaming keyboards. Today Razer is announcing an updated version of this keyboard...

14 by Brett Howse on 1/24/2017

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