Aorus, Gigabyte’s gaming-centric laptop branch, has released the world’s thinnest gaming laptop that packs two Nvidia GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI.
The Aorus X9 is designed for gamers looking to play at QHD/UHD resolutions and is more than VR ready. Complimenting the dual GTX 1070s is an Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core CPU. The CPU is unlocked, meaning users can overclock it on their own.
Two display options are available: a 17.3″ UHD 3840x2160p IPS display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, or a 17.3″ QHD 2560x1440p 120Hz WVA high-refresh rate display. All displays are factory calibrated for the best color accuracy.
To handle [...]
It’s upgrade time again and Windows 10’s next big update, the Fall Creator’s Update, will land in user’s machines starting on October 17.
Like the Anniversary Update, the Fall Creator’s Update is a major update for Windows 10. As a result, it will bring numerous new features as well as improvements to many of its core applications. Patch notes emphasize that the Photos and Videos app has been overhauled to provide a more intuitive experience, and OneDrive Files On-Demand will allow you to access files stored in your OneDrive cloud directly without the intermediate step of first accessing it from your browser. Constantly losing track of [...]
VR is now a little bit more accessible as HTC recently cut the price of the HTC Vive by $200 following Oculus Rift’s price cut to $399 after testing the pricecut by running several promotions over the summer.
According to the press release, the HTC Vive will now be permanently priced at $599. With the exception of a PC, the $599 HTC Vive package will include everything you’ll need to get started including the HTC Vive headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations and other accessories. HTC will also include a free trial to Viveport, which allows customers to obtain VR content on a subscription model and will also include Google Tilt Brush, EverestVR, [...]
While VR tends to be the hot buzzword these days, another technology, AR or Augmented Reality, is also gaining quite a bit of traction thanks in large part to the publicity from Pokemon Go, Google Glass and also the Microsoft Hololens.
At SIGGRAPH 2017, we had a chance to hang out with Metavision, a Silicon Valley startup, to check out their new Meta 2 AR headset, which could very well be the best AR headset currently available on the market.
Priced at $949, the Meta 2 is a cheaper AR headset than the more well known Microsoft Hololens and it also has more impressive specs as well including a 2560×1440 resolution display, a [...]
After recently releasing the HP Omen X Compact Desktop designed for VR gamers, HP is back at it again with another VR backpack, this time at SIGGRAPH 2017 to release the professional oriented HP Z VR for VR developers and creative professionals.
The HP Z VR Backpack is fairly similar to the HP Omen X. The device itself is a sleek and thin unit that’s capable of morphing from backpack mode to a docked desktop workstation. Specifications on the HP Z VR include an Intel Core i7-7820HQ, 32GB DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of storage and a Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU, a new Nvidia flagship mobile workstation GPU currently available only on the HP Z [...]
If you’re just starting your research on a new graphics card, you probably have no idea where to start. This is why we’ve decided to put together a graphics card comparison chart ranking each of the latest graphics cards based on its performance capabilities.
The comparison chart below is based on research from multiple review sites as well as performance numbers gathered from own reviews and testing. Keep in mind that each of the graphics card vendors have their own preferred game development partners, so in some rare instances in specific games, a graphics card from one vendor may outperform a higher ranked graphics cards from another vendor.
Over the past few days, Amazon has been running multiple pre-sales leading up to their big Prime Day sales event, but starting at 9PM EST today, July 11, and ending exactly 30 hours later at 3AM EST tomorrow, July 12, Amazon will be hosting their largest sale for the year with deals coming up every five minutes.
We’ve went through the first round of deals and here’s a list of some of the deals to watch out for:
PCs:SkyTech Omega Gaming PC /w Intel Core i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4, GeForce GTX 1080, 240GB SSD + 2TB HDD – $1,499.99 CyberPowerPC Gaming PC /w Intel Core i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4, GeForce GTX 1070, 128GB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD – [...]
It looks like Oculus is making a more aggressive push now that VR as well as VR capable gaming PC technology has matured significantly over the past few years.
Following the permanent $200 price cut earlier this year which brought the Oculus Rift + Touch Controller bundle price to a much more palatable $598, Oculus is further discounting the Oculus Rift Bundle to $399 for the next few weeks.
If you’ve been on the fence about an Oculus Rift, now may finally be time to take the plunge. The Oculus Rift Bundle (Oculus Rift + Touch Controller) with the updated pricing is now available at Amazon and Best Buy.
Picking out the best graphics card for your PC is one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. Finding the best graphics card at the right budget can take hours and hours of research and can be a daunting task even for those well versed in technology. To make things easy, we’ve researched and compiled a list of the best gaming graphics cards whether you’re planning on doing casual gaming, competitive eSports, 4K gaming, VR gaming, or anything in-between.
Best 4K & VR Graphics Card Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia late last year announced the RTX 2080 Ti, the fastest gaming graphics card on the market. Packing a punch when it comes to performance [...]
Ask anyone who’s played a game in VR and they’ll immediately tell you that one of the biggest issues with VR today is that the headset needs to be wired in. Not only does this create a potential safety hazard, but it also significantly detracts from the experience, especially if you end up pulling your brand new $3,000 gaming laptop off the table in the heat of battle.
In order to solve this issue, DisplayLink recently demo’ed their DisplayLink XR wireless VR system which will allow gamers to use their existing HTC Vive headset, Oculus Rift and other VR headsets wirelessly.
DisplayLink’s XR system is based on Intel’s WiGig (Wireless [...]