Nvidia’s Shield Android TV

Posted by Robert Dow on June 23rd 2015 | Discuss (0)
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A TV player with a game controller and optional remote control for $200  Nvidia’s Shield Android TV was in¬troduced last week with the promise to deliver features that current set-top boxes cannot provide. The Tegra X1 is based on Nvidia’s Maxwell architec¬ture,

Amplifying your experience with Alienware

Posted by Robert Dow on June 11th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Outboard gamer docking station  The idea of using an external GPU to augment a laptop’s graphics performance is not new. At CES this year when Alienware first showed the Amplifier, MSI showed one like it. In 2008 ATI showed their XGP, an external GPU case attached to a

Eurocom’s P5 workstation/server laptop

Posted by Robert Dow on June 10th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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An all-in-one device that could even be used for gaming Earlier this year Eurocom launched the P5 Pro line. This 15.3 desktop replacement is quite a versatile platform, Eurocom offers the laptop as a gaming laptop which is equipped with a Core i7 and GTX 980M GPU, a Mobile Workstation which

Boxx Apexx 4 Performance Edition workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 8th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Journeyman powerhouse workstation Boxx may not be a Tier 1 workstation supplier by a measure of unit volume, but Boxx certainly qualifies as top-tier when it comes to the performance and quality of its workstation products. Boxx is a supplier of workstation-class products to professional markets. It's developed a loyal

Nvidia’s new GPU monster, the Quadro M6000

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 8th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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The typical product refresh progres¬sion for GPU vendors like Nvidia is fairly predictable. Typically, the newest generation enters at the high end first, then trickles down over time through the rest of the product line. Earlier this year, the mobile side of the company’s GeForce corporate

Testing AMD’s FreeSync

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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It’s works, it’s free, and its available AMD stopped by Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs last week and dropped off a slick, 21:9, 2560 × 1080, LG, 34-inch ultra-wide FreeSync monitor. LG introduced the monitor at CES this year. Unlike the Gsync monitors, which have only a DisplayPort connector, the

Lenovo’s ThinkStation P900 - The most powerful deskside machine we’ve ever tested

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
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Let’s make this clear right off the bat. This workstation, especially the way it’s configured, is not for everyone. That’s not to say the majority of professionals wouldn’t want one, it’s just that it’s price tag would scare

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+

Posted by Robert Dow on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
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A sweet AIB for the market sweet spot The introduction of Maxwell to the “sweet spot” of the market came with the release of the GeForce GTX 960 AIB. The GTX 960 is priced around $200 depending on OEM and configuration. We have EVGA’s version for the GM204-300

The latest processors from Intel and AMD

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
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In late August 2014, Intel released its high-end Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-core 3.0-GHz CPU, which includes a new X99 chipset, the first consumer processor using DDR4 memory, a new CPU socket that is not backward-compatible, and no GPU. A few days later AMD released its high-end 8-core FX Black 9000

LG’s super-wide, highres IPS LED monitor

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 7th 2015 | Permalink
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Nearly three feet of desktop make this the ultimate gaming monitor A Christmas surprise arrived in the Mount Tiburon Testing Labs: a new wide high-res IPS LED monitor from LG. This monitor is going to be shown at CES, and it will very likely change the way people think about