Maxwell

GIGABYTE has quietly added a low-power GeForce GTX 950 video card to its lineup. The product does not require auxiliary PCIe power connector and can be powered entirely by a PCIe x16 slot. Low-power graphics cards featuring the GM206 graphics chip were released by multiple manufacturers recently, GIGABYTE’s board will compete against similar products by three other makers. The GIGABYTE GV-N950D5-2GD graphics card is based on the GeForce GTX 950 GPU in default configuration (768 stream processors, 48 texture units, 32 ROPs, 128-bit GDDR5 memory interface), but does not require external power, unlike Nvidia’s reference design of the product. Power consumption of the GV-N950D5-2GD does not exceed 75 W, which is why it can be powered by the PCIe x16 slot. Due to reduced power...

EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 950 Low Power Graphics Cards with 75W TDP

EVGA this week unveiled their NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950-based video cards with reduced power consumption. As a result, these new cards do not require auxiliary power connectors and can...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016

EVGA Rolls Out SC17: High-End Gaming Laptop Designed for Overclocking

EVGA this week officially introduced its SC17 laptop designed for demanding gamers, which combines rather high performance with UHD display. The system features an Intel Core i7 microprocessor with...

29 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2016

NVIDIA Announces 24GB Quadro M6000

With NVIDIA currently between GPU generations, things have been relatively quiet on the professional graphics front for the company. On the high-end NVIDIA released the Quadro M6000 back in...

16 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2016

MSI Introduces two new GTX 950 2GB GPUs with 75W TDP: the OCV2 and OCV3

A standard GTX 950 reference design comes in at a 90W TDP, which means it requires a 6-pin PCIe power connector as the standard PCIe slot is typically rated...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

Razer Unveils The Updated Razer Blade: Chroma Keyboard, Skylake, And A Lower Price

The 2015 Razer Blade was a nice evolution in the history of Razer’s 14-inch gaming notebook lineup. This 0.70”, or 17.8 mm thick notebook is built from a solid...

34 by Brett Howse on 3/15/2016

The Dell XPS 15 9550 Review: Infinity Edge Lineup Expands

It was roughly a year ago that we had a chance to review Dell’s XPS 13, which was the first laptop from Dell to feature the Infinity Edge display...

150 by Brett Howse on 3/4/2016

Gigabyte Announces New 17.3” Gaming Laptops with Intel Skylake Processors

GIGABYTE has introduced its new family of desktop replacement gaming notebooks with Intel’s Skylake microprocessors. The new laptops not only feature new CPUs, but also add support for technologies...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2016

The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Laptop Review

The PC gaming market has been pretty strong market over the last couple of years, and recent developments have pushed the boundaries again. With launches of virtual reality headsets...

50 by Brett Howse on 2/11/2016

The Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft has released what they are calling "The Ultimate Laptop" and with their first attempt at moving outside the tablet segment, we take a look at the new Surface...

244 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book First Look

Today is the official launch day for not only Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, but also the Surface Book which was announced back at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event...

101 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

Desktop NVIDIA GTX 980 Coming To Gaming Notebooks

For as long as NVIDIA has been putting GPUs into notebooks, they would always have a separate lineup of GPUs which were designed for the thermally constrained environment of...

58 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 950; GM206 The Lesser For $159

It still doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago, but at this point it was 18 months ago when NVIDIA launched the first member of their Maxwell...

81 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2015

NVIDIA Announces GameWorks VR Branding, Adds Multi-Res Shading

Alongside the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and G-Sync announcements going on today in conjunction with Computex, NVIDIA is also announcing an update for their suite of VR technologies. First off...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2015

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review

Having launched the GeForce GTX Titan X a bit over 2 months ago, NVIDIA is back to launch their second GM200 card, GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Based on a...

285 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2015

NVIDIA Announces Quadro M6000 & Quadro VCA (2015)

Earlier this week we took a look at the GeForce GTX Titan X, NVIDIA’s first product to use their new high-end Maxwell GPU, the GM200. Now just 2 days...

29 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2015

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Review

Never one to shy away from high-end video cards, in 2013 NVIDIA took the next step towards establishing a definitive brand for high-end cards with the launch of the...

276 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2015

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

Acer Updates V Nitro Black Series with GeForce 960M

Like many OEMs Acer is updating their mainstream gaming notebooks with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU. The V Nitro Black series is currently Acer’s highest performance gaming...

18 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

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