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Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

This morning NVIDIA revealed their latest graphics card enclosure - Razer Core X - complete with Mac compatibility. Apple isn't about to release a product completely dependent on 3rd-party hardware - but that's never stopped Razer! The Razer Core X AND the previously-release Razer Core V2 will begin to work with Macs starting this week. Below we're running down the differences between the two.

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NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option

NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option

Despite the growing threat from AMD's Radeon Vega, NVIDIA continues to enjoy a period of popularity in no small part thanks to its aggressive push in the machine learning market. Of course it hasn't forgotten about regular consumers and, in fact, has a new graphics card for them. That said, there is nothing really groundbreaking with the new GTX 1050 3GB. In fact, there's nothing entirely new about it either. It's a surprising new low-end card that comes at a time when NVIDIA is just about to wrap up its Ge-Force 10 chapter.

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Everything Razer announced today: Razer Core X, Blade 2018

Everything Razer announced today: Razer Core X, Blade 2018

This morning Razer revealed two major upgrades for two major products: the 2018 Razer Blade (15.6-inch) and the new Razer Core X. They also announced a few accessories that work between the two major products. The Razer Blade takes what worked with previous generations of Razer Blade ultra-thin gaming laptops and made it all better - 1920 x 1080 or 4K, whichever way you're all about. The Razer Core X is Razer's new most advanced GPU housing for boosting graphics power for laptops.

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NVIDIA restocks GeForce GPUs at normal prices, but you need to act fast

NVIDIA restocks GeForce GPUs at normal prices, but you need to act fast

Finding a GPU at MSRP is a pretty tough task these days. Thanks to cryptocurrency miners buying up much of the available stock, the cards that remain usually see inflated prices. Buying straight from the manufacturer - NVIDIA, in the case - can help solve that problem, but the issue is that NVIDIA's own shop has been out of stock for quite some time now.

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ASUS AREZ graphics cards revealed with AMD RX innards

ASUS AREZ graphics cards revealed with AMD RX innards

The gaming team at ASUS revealed the ASUS AREZ line of graphics cards this week, complete with AMD inside. The first line of AREZ branded GPUs from ASUS were announced with AMD RX Vega 64 and AMR RX Vega 56 hardware at their base. They'll be launching their own versions of the AMD RX 580 and AMD RX 570 graphics cards, as well as other 500-series hardware.

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi scene shows Phasma with ray-traced lights

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi scene shows Phasma with ray-traced lights

The scene you're about to see shows Captain Phasma and a couple of stormtroopers from the Star Wars universe. Unless you were present at an Epic Games / Unreal Engine presentation this week, you've probably never seen what we're about to show you. This is both a demonstration of the newest in real-time ray tracing in Unreal Engine 4 and a potential moment in time in events taking place DURING Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

During an earnings call with investors earlier this week, graphics card maker Nvidia acknowledged that the growing cryptocurrency mining boom has resulted in a significant revenue increase for their latest quarter, but also promised that it would remain aligned with the gaming market. For its quarter that ended on January 28th, Nvidia says its GPU business accounted for $2.46 billion of the record $2.91 billion in revenue it made.

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Samsung coming to Bitcoin with ASIC chips

Samsung coming to Bitcoin with ASIC chips

Overnight news from South Korea spoke of Samsung's efforts to enter the bitcoin mining industry. Samsung was reported to be joining said market with mass production of bitcoin mining hardware starting this month. Their first move will hit the ground running with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) production this year, with the company's efforts in developing said semiconductor technology throughout 2017.

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Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

If you've been shopping around for a new graphics card over the last few weeks, you've likely had a very hard time finding any in stock. And if you do find one, it's probably priced well above the MSRP on a re-selling site like eBay or Craigslist. It turns out that graphics cards, especially the high-end type, are in short supply all around the globe, and PC gamers have the rapidly rising trend of cryptocurrency mining to thank.

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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Laptops are getting thinner and thinner, not to mention sometimes converting into tablets. But the price of portability is performance, at the very least graphics performance. There are, of course, a new breed of computing accessories that deliver added graphics processing power via Thunderbolt 3 but those are heavy in both price and form. Enter the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock somewhat quietly revealed at CES 2013. No larger than a laptop, this graphics card enclosure claims it’s powerful enough to even run Windows Mixed Reality at 90 Hz rates. But, of course, there’s always a catch.

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Intel AMD processor details leak: Kaby Lake likely

Intel AMD processor details leak: Kaby Lake likely

A brand new Intel Core i7-8809G processor was just discovered lurking in the company's overclocking listings. This processor is quad-core and rolls with two different sets of options for graphics processing. Intel HD Graphics 630 isn't particularly surprising, but the other option points to the future: Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics.

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NVIDIA ending driver support for 32-bit systems

NVIDIA ending driver support for 32-bit systems

The PC world is taking another step towards laying 32-bit systems to their eternal rest. Nvidia has announced that it will soon be making the switch to only supporting 64-bit operating systems, with the upcoming Version 390 of its graphics card drivers being the last to support 32-bit versions of Windows (7, 8/8.1, and 10), Linux, and FreeBSD. While 64-bit systems have been the norm for some time now, this marks a significant move away from legacy support for 32-bit.

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