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...

Choosing a Gaming CPU: Single + Multi-GPU at 1440p, April 2013

One question when building or upgrading a gaming system is of which CPU to choose - does it matter if I have a quad core from Intel, or a...

254 by Ian Cutress on 5/8/2013

CyberPowerPC FangBook Gaming Notebook Review

We've seen this chassis before, but we haven't seen it with CyberPowerPC's touches, and we haven't seen anything about the Kepler-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX. That changes today.

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/1/2013

NVIDIA R319 Series Beta Driver 320.00 Available

NVIDIA's driver numbering can be a bit of a mystery at times, but after the R313 Series that encompasses all version 313.x and 314.x releases, NVIDIA is jumping ahead...

15 by Jarred Walton on 4/23/2013

A Comment on PC Gaming Battery Life

During the process of writing the Razer Edge review, I spent a lot of my time gaming on battery. The Edge is marketed as being a mobile PC gaming...

31 by Vivek Gowri on 3/30/2013

Capsule Review: Logitech's G100s, G500s, and G700s Gaming Mice

The dirty secret of gaming peripherals is that if they're good quality products in general, they're often going to be head and shoulders above hardware marketed toward the regular...

92 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/30/2013

Logitech's G Series Branding and Product Refresh

Logitech has been producing peripherals for some time now, but what they've lacked is a concrete "this is for enthusiasts" brand identity. Ordinarily a vendor producing a specific "gaming"...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/20/2013

Razer Announces League of Legends Edition Naga Hex and Goliathus

A week after announcing their sponsorship of a League of Legends tournament series, Razer is taking the veil off Collector’s Edition peripherals for League of Legends in partnership with...

13 by Vivek Gowri on 3/5/2013

Capsule Review: ROCCAT's Kone XTD and Kone Pure Gaming Mice

The "dirty" secret of PC peripherals is that the word "gaming" can often mean any combination of two things: robust quality and gaudy design. Most mechanical keyboards tend to...

49 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/27/2013

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer

We don't necessarily cover gaming as a primary focus, but I know there are tons of people out there that love games, and perhaps one of the most beloved...

12 by Jarred Walton on 2/26/2013

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 17

We managed to get in one more Podcast before Brian and I leave for MWC 2013 today. With the number of major announcements that happened in the past week...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2013

Sony Announces PlayStation 4: PC Hardware Inside

Sony just announced the PlayStation 4, along with some high level system specifications. The high level specs are what we've heard for quite some time: 8-core x86-64 CPU using AMD...

161 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2013

CyberPowerPC FangBook X7: An Alternative to Clevo Whitebooks

We’ve reviewed quite a few Clevo notebooks over the years from a variety of vendors: AVADirect, Eurocom, Mythlogic, Origin, and Sager, to name a few. While there are certainly...

22 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2013

Updating AnandTech’s 2013 Mobile Benchmark Suite (RFC)

If it seems like just last year that we updated our mobile benchmark suite, that’s because it was. We’re going to be keeping some elements of the testing, but...

47 by Jarred Walton on 1/29/2013

AVADirect’s Clevo P570WM X79 Gaming Notebook Available for Pre-Order in the US

Depending on whom you ask, desktop replacement notebooks are either a growing or a shrinking market. Most large OEMs have completely abandoned the DTR market, with high-end DTR-like notebooks...

19 by Jarred Walton on 1/25/2013

Razer Edge: Impressions and Thoughts

I spent a fair amount of time at CES playing with the Razer Edge, mostly because it was one of the more intriguing new products on the show floor...

15 by Vivek Gowri on 1/14/2013

iBuyPower Releases the Revolt Fully Custom Compact Gaming PC

The past two years has seen system integrators start to really diversify amongst themselves, but iBuyPower and CyberPowerPC in particular have been making strong inroads into retail. This CES...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

DigitalStorm Carves Their Own Path with Aventum II and Bolt

I reviewed the DigitalStorm Bolt not too long ago and found it to be a mostly good product in concept, but flawed in execution in two major ways: price...

0 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Capsule Review: Thermaltake Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Input peripherals can be an interesting subject to tackle in these tiny bite size reviews. It's difficult to quantify strict performance, an issue ameliorated somewhat by the fact that...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2012

Steiger Dynamics Launches LEET Gaming HTPC Lineup

We are no strangers to boutique PC makers here at AnandTech, having reviewed systems from AVADirect, iBUYPOWER and Puget Systems regularly. Most of these boutique PCs are targeted exclusively...

31 by Ganesh T S on 12/13/2012

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Keyboard and G600 MMO Mouse Review

Given just how long Logitech has been a vendor of all manner of desktop peripherals, it may come as a surprise that they've taken this long to release a...

71 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/9/2012

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