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Nvidia GeForce 965M Introduced in New MSI Laptops

January 21, 2015 by David No Comments divider image

At CES 2015, MSI updated their range of gaming laptops in the GE series, but the most interesting part of the launch was the use of Nvidia’s new upper-midrange GeForce GTX 965M, which is based on the energy-efficient Maxwell architecture and has a lot in common with the desktop GTX 960. 

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Acer to Launch Updated Aspire V17 Nitro at CES 2015

January 5, 2015 by David No Comments divider image

Acer arrives at CES 2015 with the 17-inch Aspire V17 Nitro in tow. Like its 15-inch sibling, it’s a low-key, elegant device with a Haswell processor and the Maxwell-based Nvidia GTX 860M. It also comes with the Kinect-inspired feature RealSense.

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Alienware 13 Launched with External GPU Cabinet

November 7, 2014 by David No Comments divider image

The Alienware M11x was Dell’s first attempt at an ultraportable (sort of) gaming laptop, which was rather successful. Earlier this year, Dell announced a modern follow-up in the form of a new 13-inch Alienware 13, which positions itself between the manufacturer’s now-defunct 11,6-inch and 14-inch models.

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Will Nvidia’s GRID Replace Your Gaming PC?

January 11, 2013 by David 20 Comments divider image
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Nvidia’s press conference at CES wasn’t just about the company’s upcoming (and very cool) portable gaming console Project Shield. The company also talked about GRID, which is a new streaming service that lets you play PC games just about everywhere, including on a tablet, Smart TV, or even smartphone.

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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Available Now

December 30, 2012 by David No Comments divider image

MSI released the latest incarnations of its 15.6″ and 17″ gaming laptops – also known as the GT60 and GT70 – in conjunction with Intel’s Ivy Bridge launch earlier this year. Now the manufacturer has updated the GT70 with an interesting dragon pattern, but also and more importantly with a brand new graphics card. The […]

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‘Solar System’ Radeon HD 8000M Due Early Next Year

December 17, 2012 by David No Comments divider image
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According to Chinese website EXPreview, AMD is planning to launch a new batch of graphics cards for laptops and other compact systems under the none-too surprising Radeon HD 8000M brand name. There’s not that many news other than the fact that the new series is (allegedly) to be released during CES 2013. One of the […]

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Intel Moving Towards 14nm

December 6, 2012 by David No Comments divider image

Moore’s Law is apparently still valid as far as Intel is concerned. The chip giant is already well ahead of the competition and intends to trample it yet again by moving to a 14nm production process while competitors like AMD remain at 28nm or higher. A smaller production process leads to more energy-efficient chips that […]

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Going Pro: MSI Launches GT60 Workstation

December 3, 2012 by David No Comments divider image
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MSI is now launching a laptop with a professional-grade Nvidia Quadro K2000M graphics card. The model in question is the GT60 and other than the GPU it appears to have the same feature set as the GT60 gaming laptop. Gaming laptops are usually high-end machines, so using them as professional workstations is never a bad […]

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New GeForce 310.61 Beta Drivers Released

November 22, 2012 by David No Comments divider image

If you are currently playing or plan on playing  Black Ops 2, Hitman Absolution, Assassin’s Creed III or Planetside 2, you should definitely consider the latest 310.61 beta driver from Nvidia. Nvidia’s developers have just published a new beta driver for GeForce graphics cards, which promises some quite impressive improvements – particularly in the aforementioned Black Ops […]

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MSI GX60: ‘First’ AMD-Based Gaming Laptop

November 16, 2012 by David No Comments divider image

High-end laptops in general built around AMD processors are few and far between. Full-featured gaming laptops are an even rarer breed.  

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Whether you are looking for the best portable gaming machine in a certain form factor or within a certain price range, the aim of this site is to provide you with precisely that information. There are several manufacturers laying claim to the title 'world's fastest/best/only gaming laptop'. While, technically, several of them can be correct (by using identical components), there are clearly more factors at play when selecting the notebook that is best suited for your actual needs. Rest assured that you are looking at a site that focuses on accuracy and builds on a genuine passion for gaming and mobile technology.

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As you probably know, there are several gaming brands such as Alienware, Asus Republic of Gamers, MSI's G-series and others that build and/or design high-end gaming gear. While it is usually a safe bet that these normally high-end machines will play any recent game without breaking a sweat, what really defines a gaming machine is its graphics capabilities.

A dedicated graphics card (GPU) is an absolute must if you require gaming capability. It is even more important than the processor, since most new high-end CPUs from Intel (and partly AMD) are sufficiently fast to not be a bottleneck for 3D graphics. A fast processor will of course improve the overall performance of your machine, but the GPU is what ultimately determines the frame rates in your games.

In other words, any system with a powerful graphics solution qualifies--with or without the branding. Anything labeled "integrated graphics" should not be considered at this time. Gamers need a dedicated graphics processor from one of the two main manufacturers NVIDIA (GeForce) or AMD (Radeon). Deciding among the vast variety of different GPUs is more difficult, but we have done our homework and will never recommend a sub-par graphics card.

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