Gaming

The desktop computing market has been subject to severe challenges over the last few years. The ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market that emerged with the introduction of the Intel NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) has been one of the few bright spots. PC gaming has been one of the few other markets that has withstood the overall issues. The small size of UCFF PCs usually made discrete GPUs difficult to integrate, and IGPs have not impressed the gaming crowd. Therefore, the market has not seen many products targeting the gaming market while also being compact. Intel's Skull Canyon NUC - the NUC6i7KYK - places a 45W TDP Core i7-6770HQ Skylake-H CPU with Iris Pro graphics in a chassis around twice the size of the...

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

The MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Review: The Step Up to Skylake

June, July and August in 2015 have all been a roller coaster of desktop and processor news. Intel officially launched the Broadwell processors at Computex, with NVIDIA also entering...

56 by Ian Cutress on 9/21/2015

ASUS Refreshes ROG Laptops With G752 and Liquid Cooled GX700 Series

Today at IFA ASUS is announcing some of its fall laptop lineup. As with the other vendors, they have been waiting on Windows 10 which launched at the end...

28 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2015

The ASUS Republic of Gamers G751 Review: G-SYNC Comes To The Notebook Computer

At Computex 2015, NVIDIA announced what will almost certainly be one of their marquee features on gaming notebooks going forward, with NVIDIA’S G-SYNC variable display refresh rate technology coming...

51 by Brett Howse on 7/29/2015

The MSI Z97A Gaming 6 Motherboard Review

Choosing a motherboard is not as easy as it sounds. Most people rely on price, brand experience, perhaps specific features and online reviews to help decide what fits best...

14 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2015

The MSI GT80 Titan Review: The Broadwell Gaming Laptop Your Desktop Envies

I was lucky enough to be on-hand when MSI launched the GT80 Titan at CES. It was a big event for them, and all of the MSI people were...

103 by Brett Howse on 6/26/2015

The Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard & 600M Gaming Mouse Review

Our first encounter with Cougar's peripherals was just a few months ago, when we reviewed the flagship keyboard and mouse, the 700K and 700M. The 700K and the 700M...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/19/2015

NVIDIA Acquires Game Porting Group & Tech From Transgaming

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2015

The Corsair Gaming Keyboards and Mice Range: An Experiential Test

Following the thorough review of the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB, we are having a complete overview of Corsair's new Gaming division and their latest offerings. The new brand is...

56 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/14/2015

PC Gaming Show To Take Place At E3 2015

Though this isn’t strictly hardware news, it’s hard to argue that PC hardware and PC gaming aren’t inexorably linked, especially in the case of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo...

13 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2015

The Gigabyte P35X v3 Review: Slim GTX980M Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte has refreshed its P35 series to include the latest NVIDIA GPUs, and the P35X is the top model in their 15.6 inch lineup. Gigabyte has the lightest GTX980M...

55 by Brett Howse on 4/23/2015

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first...

96 by Jarred Walton on 3/31/2015

The AMD FreeSync Review

After a long wait, AMD’s FreeSync has finally arrived. Promising adaptive refresh rates using open standards and with no royalty fees, there are only two remaining questions: does is...

349 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2015

Razer Blade Pro Updated with GTX 960M and More Storage

I have to admit that the Razer Blade Pro has been a bit of an anomaly in my book, as it’s both larger and generally slower (for games) than...

16 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2015

NVIDIA Launches GTX 960M/950M and GeForce 940M/930M/920M

Today NVIDIA officially launched their latest mobile GPUs, the GTX 960M and 950M; on a quieter note, the 940M, 930M, and 920M also showed up. NVIDIA launched the high-end...

31 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2015

Eurocom P5 Pro / Clevo P750ZM Review: True DTR

Some people look at notebooks as a way to cut the cord and go mobile for long periods of time, but others view the portability as a mere convenience...

74 by Jarred Walton on 3/10/2015

Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015

It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC...

66 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

AMD FreeSync Update

There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word...

55 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Capsule Review

Logitech has been making mice for about as far back as most PC users can recall, enhancing and refining the input peripheral over the years. Their new G303 Daedalus...

77 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

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