The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series...

61 by Jarred Walton on 4/16/2014

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as...

27 by Jarred Walton on 4/7/2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Price Cuts and Portal

NVIDIA has a couple big SHIELD-related announcements today. The first is a “limited time” price cut to $199. The original price was $299, which then dropped to $249 &ndash...

20 by Jarred Walton on 3/25/2014

Razer Announces the New Razer Blade: 14” QHD+ with GTX 870M

Gaming based laptops have boomed in recent months and quarters. There are plenty of companies getting their feet wet and some are trying to push the limits. QHD+ is...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2014

MSI Launches New Keyboard Tools for Upcoming Gaming Laptops

The march on gaming laptops from MSI has been relentless these past couple of years. At most PC component events I attend, there is usually one ultra-powerful model...

6 by Ian Cutress on 3/6/2014

Twitch Plays Pokémon beats Pokémon

A departure from the normal tech news, but for those not keeping tabs on the phenomenon Twitch Plays Pokemon, it is an interesting social experiment via the Twitch platform...

13 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2014

AVADirect Deluxe Quiet Gaming Desktop PC Review

AVADirect is back at us again with a quiet gaming PC. We know you can get high performance without too much noise; did they get the balance right?

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2014

Gaming Bundles Weekly Roundup: Humble, Indie, etc.

I’m going to make a change with my coverage of gaming bundles; rather than focusing mostly on Humble Bundle, I’ll try to gather together a short overview of the...

18 by Jarred Walton on 2/21/2014

Humble Bundle: Civilization and Double Fine

Update: The Codemasters weekly bundle has ended; I've added the new Double Fine bundle to the text below. Right now there are two pretty major promotions going on with Humble...

27 by Jarred Walton on 2/5/2014

GIGABYTE Launches BRIX Gaming: AMD A8-5557M and R9 M275X

GIGABYTE’s push on the BRIX has been with so much gusto it is hard to keep up with all the possible models coming to market and ones they are...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/28/2014

Humble Weekly Update: Endless Random Dungeons and Audiobooks

With the craziness and germ cultivation experiment known as CES now behind us, we can return to our regularly scheduled updates. For me, that means a quick look at...

17 by Jarred Walton on 1/25/2014

G1.Sniper Mid-Range Expansion: GIGABYTE Launch Z5S and Z5

All the main motherboard manufacturers now have three distinct classes of motherboard to sell to the common home-build end user: the channel range, the overclocking range and the gaming...

17 by Ian Cutress on 1/3/2014

Steam Holiday Sales and PuppyGames Humble Weekly

With Christmas just around the corner and all the festivities and shopping, I’ve neglected to mention the Steam sales that are going on right now. They’re being updated daily...

7 by Jarred Walton on 12/20/2013

Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8 and More

The Humble Jumbo Bundle is now sadly over, but while good things come to an end we can always look forward to the next big thing. For the next...

6 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2013

Humble Jumbo Bundle, Dying Orcs, Bundle Stars, and More!

I'm late on this one, as I was traveling last week, but the current Humble Jumbo Bundle definitely deserves your attention. I actually bought this bundle while I was...

11 by Jarred Walton on 12/11/2013

Gaming Motherboards under $175: Holiday 2013

Glad tidings we bring, and this time it comes in the form of gaming oriented motherboards. As an ex-semi-serious gamer (local clan matches, LANs), the motherboard in my...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/27/2013

Chipworks Confirms Xbox One SoC Has 14 CUs with 2 Disabled

In our mini-review of the Xbox One I speculated that the shipping version of Microsoft's console featured 14 AMD GCN CUs (Graphics Core Next Compute Units), with two disabled...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2013

Humble Weekly: Zen Studios' Pinball FX2

The Humble Weekly this round is for one type of gamer and one type of gamer only: those who like electronic pinball. I used to play some of the...

12 by Jarred Walton on 11/21/2013

The Xbox One - Mini Review & Comparison to Xbox 360/PS4

Earlier this morning Microsoft lifted the embargo on press reviews of the Xbox One. I’ve been playing with final hardware and near final software for a few days now...

286 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/20/2013

Humble Mobile Bundle 3: Android Only

Need more games for your mobile Android device? Humble Bundle has you covered, with their latest set of six games. And for those of you who haven’t been keeping...

11 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2013

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