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IFA 2019: Asus Packed a £4,000 Nvidia GPU Into a Laptop

Building on the success of Max-Q design, its guidelines for slim laptops sporting powerful graphics, Nvidia announced a new reference design today dubbed “Ace.” Reference designs are blueprints for building specific devices with a lot of the engineering guesswork already done by someone else. The Ace reference design promises a (relatively) slim and sleek 15-inch laptop with as much power as possible. Naturally, the company has to show off that reference design with the most eye-catching laptop possible – which is where the new Asus ProArt StudioBook One comes in. This 15-inch laptop has a world-first for laptops. There’s a very powerful and very expensive Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU inside. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Razer’s Tiny, Powerful Laptop Finally Gets Real Graphics

The Razer Blade Stealth is an outstanding laptop. There are few laptops under £2,000 that deliver its combination of attractive, compact design, performance, and available inputs. But they do exist, and a 13-inch laptop with a wimpy discrete GPU is no longer nearly as impressive as it once was. Huawei and HP make devices with similar specs and typically lower prices. With the newest version of the Razer Blade Stealth, Razer went and put a proper and powerful GPU inside. Read More >>

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If You Just Bought an Nvidia RTX 2060, You Should Be Really Pissed Off

When the Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU came out back in January, we marvelled at its price (nearly twice its predecessors) and respected its performance (good but nothing spectacular), and if you decided to buy it, I am so sorry. Because today the Nvidia RTX 2060 Super GPU starts shipping and it’s so much better you’ll immediately have buyer’s remorse. Super indeed. Read More >>

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Looks Like a Refreshed Version of Nvidia Shield TV is on the Way

An updated version of the Nvidia Shield TV could be on the way, and while it's not quite a Shield 2, the new hardware will be be getting something of an upgrade. Read More >>

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The Surprising Origins of Absurd Gaming Hardware Design

In recent years there’s been a schism in gaming hardware design, and you can see it in two distinct approaches to gaming laptops. On the one hand, you have Razer, which is building super thin, sleek laptops that sacrifice a little power for more portability and cultural accessibility. While companies like Alienware continue to make the biggest, fastest, and loudest laptops you can game on. This isn’t a coincidence. As gaming becomes more and more popular—a report suggests that about 56 per cent of people in the UK play video games now—the aesthetic of devices designed for gamers has started to warp. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Cheapest Graphics Card Gets Nearly Two Times Faster for Better Gaming on a Budget

It might feel like Nvidia has been focused on its priciest graphics cards over the last few months, with announcement after announcement related to its ray tracing whizzbang 20-series GPUs, but today the company acknowledges that not all people looking for a gaming device want the best of the best. Sometimes good enough is more than enough. Read More >>

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Google Is Serving Ads on Very Expensive TVs

Boy that big gorgeous Sony TV you spent a paycheck on is nice, too bad Google has implemented a “pilot” programme that now serves ads on it. Sony’s televisions, as well as the Nvidia Shield and other products running the latest version of Android TV, has been hit with an irritating update from Google that serves ads on the home page, and no, there’s no super easy way to get rid of the ads. Read More >>

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Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs

If you thought ray tracing was only going to be possible on Nvidia’s pricey line of Turing GPUs you would be wrong. Today the company has announced ray tracing support for a wide range of GPUs ranging from the Nvidia GTX 1060 all the way up to the super beefy Titan V. The 1060 can notably be found for as little as £200 and its price is expected to drop even further. Read More >>

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Nvidia Will End Support for Its 3D Glasses, an Incredible Technology You Definitely Use

Remember back when 3D TVs, movies, live sporting events, and glasses were a thing? Yeah, well, Nvidia realises you don’t either, and as a result, it’s pulling support for 3D Vision, its platform for gaming with 3D glasses. Read More >>

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Now Is a Really Good Time to Buy a New GPU

If you’ve been thinking of a graphics upgrade, now is the perfect time to pull the trigger: Fresh new GPUs from Nvidia and AMD promise a lot of bang for not much buck, there’s downward pressure on prices across the board as existing hardware gets older, and we won’t see any new launches for several months (think the summer or later). Read More >>

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Nvidia and AMD’s Nerdiest Fight Is the One That Matters Most

At CES earlier this month, Nvidia and AMD traded words, with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang saying his GPUs would “crush” AMD’s newly announce Radeon VII. AMD CEO Lisa Su was more measured in her response, but she didn’t pass up the opportunity to make a dig at Nvidia, noting that when her company finally adopts ray tracing, people would actually know what it is. But let’s set aside their back and forth on ray tracing and GPUs and hone in on another tiff between the companies – this one is about monitors, and if you’re buying one for gaming in the next few months, you need to pay attention. Read More >>

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The Nvidia RTX 2060 Is Perfectly Adequate

At CES a reporter had a question for Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. What could he say to alleviate the concerns of fans who felt that the new RTX 20-series GPUs were overpriced and trying to force ray tracing technology on customers who don’t have much use for it? Huang smiled, with a mixture of serenity and satisfaction. “2060,” he said as if those four numbers were the secret to life and all of Nvidia’s success. Huang was referencing the just announced Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU, a card that’s pricier than its equivalent in previous generations, but still your most accessible entry point to the future of graphics. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Nvidia CEO Trashes AMD’s New GPU: ‘The Performance Is Lousy’

Welp, yesterday I spent two hours listening to the CEOs of rival companies talk trash about each other. It reminded me of my parents right after their divorce. Nvidia was shit talking AMD, and AMD politely responded with just enough bite for you to take notice. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Razer’s First Foray into Gaming Monitors is a Show Stopper

Razer’s just made gaming monitors more colourful. The very first from the company, the 27-inch Razer Raptor, includes a bright strip of LED lights along the base. Read More >>