Mainstream Laptop Recommendations So far we've covered the budget laptop sector as well as Chromebooks in our Holiday 2014 Guides, but if you want a good quality laptop that can handle just about any task you might throw at it, you need to plan on spending more money. With a price target of $1000 (and I'm going to be more flexible this time, so really we're talking about $750~$1250), there are tons of options, and while there's still a need to compromise it's no longer the sort of compromise that might make a laptop undesirable in most areas. Let me start by reiterating that there are plenty of users and applications that simply don't need tons of compute power. A moderate laptop with sufficient memory and...

Best Tablets: Holiday 2014

With the holidays approaching, it's time for our annual recommendations for devices in various product categories. Today we're taking a look at what tablets provide the best value and...

78 by Brandon Chester on 11/28/2014

Benchmarked - Assassin's Creed: Unity

The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit...

119 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

NVIDIA 344.75 Drivers - MFAA Arrives for Maxwell

When NVIDIA initially briefed us on their new GM204 GPUs (aka Maxwell 2.0), there were several new features discussed. Most of these are now publicly available – Dynamic Scalable...

28 by Jarred Walton on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K80, GK210 GPU

Kicking off today is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU Technology Conference...

27 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

NVIDIA Volta, IBM POWER9 Land Contracts For New US Government Supercomputers

The launch of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer was in many ways a turning point for NVIDIA’s GPU compute business. Though already into their third generation of Tesla...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

NVIDIA Announces Holiday SHIELD Tablet Update

A little over one week ago NVIDIA committed to bringing Android Lollipop to the SHIELD Tablet before the end of November. This was fairly noteworthy, as it represents a...

27 by Brandon Chester on 11/13/2014

Benchmarked: Lords of the Fallen

Officially launched on October 28, Lords of the Fallen had a bit of a rocky start so it took longer for me to finish running benchmarks on the game...

54 by Jarred Walton on 11/12/2014

Samsung Files Counter-Suit & Patent Infringement Claims Against NVIDIA & Velocity Micro

Back in September NVIDIA filed patent infringement complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. The crux of the issue being that NVIDIA believes that GPUs from Qualcomm, ARM, and Imagination all...

59 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014

NVIDIA VXGI Apollo 11 Demo Available

When NVIDIA held their press briefing on the upcoming GM204 Maxwell GPUs back in September, one of the big new features for Maxwell 2.0 was VXGI – Voxel Global...

13 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review: GTX 980M Reigns Supreme

When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a...

54 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

NVIDIA 344.65 Drivers and GeForce Experience 2.1.4.0

NVIDIA has updated their drivers to version 344.65 drivers and they're available now. These are Game Ready drivers for Assassin's Creed: Unity, and they're ready one week in advance...

18 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2014

NVIDIA FY 2015 Q3 Financial Results: Record Revenue For Quarter And Year To Date

This afternoon NVIDIA announced record revenue for their fiscal year 2015 quarter three, which ended October 26th of this year. For those that do not follow financial data, fiscal...

25 by Brett Howse on 11/6/2014

HP Launches Omen: A Thin Gaming Laptop

HP today announced the availability of their new Omen laptop, a name that hearkens to their acquisition of Voodoo PC clear back in 2006. It's been a while since...

31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

Nvidia Announces That The SHIELD Tablet Will Receive Android 5.0 This Month

Earlier this year NVIDIA released the SHIELD Tablet which utilized their Cortex-A15 based Tegra K1 chip. In our review we felt it offered a good value proposition, and stood...

9 by Brandon Chester on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA 344.60 Game Ready Drivers Available

Sorry for the spate of NVIDIA posts, but this is the last one for now. Today, NVIDIA also released their 344.60 Game Ready driver for Call of Duty: Advanced...

0 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA Free To Play 2014 Fall Bundle

Going along with their Ubisoft Bundle for high-end GPUs, NVIDIA also announced an updated Fall 2014 Free To Play gaming bundle that applies to their "mainstream" GPUs. As with...

1 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA and Ubisoft Team Up for Pick Your Path Gaming Promotion

This morning NVIDIA announced a new gaming bundle for their top GPUS. New buyers of GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 desktop GPUs qualify for the offer, along...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation Review: Haswell plus Quadro

Individual under-the-desk workstations are an integral part of modern society. Normally a work PC is either thought-limited or throughput-limited, but depending on the type of business and financials of...

53 by Ian Cutress on 11/4/2014

Acer Announces UHD V Nitro Black Edition Laptop

Back in late September, Acer announced a new line of laptops, the V Nitro Black Edition of their popular V series. The V series in many ways is the...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

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