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Laptop Gaming Just Got Overclocked With Nvidia's Desktop-Grade GTX 980 GPUs

This time last year Nvidia’s 980M introduced improved energy efficiency for mobile gamers, and now the company is touting a 30 per cent performance boost from putting a proper GeForce GTX 980 GPU into a notebook. The new chip effectively takes a desktop GTX 980 and shrinks it into a gaming laptop, giving it a huge power boost that optimises it for VR and makes overclocking possible. Yesterday, we got a sneak peek at some of the upcoming machines headed to Australia –- including the crazy liquid-cooled Asus GX700 first spied at IFA.

Gaming PCs Are Getting Smaller, And That's Awesome

PC motherboards are getting more and more powerful and supporting faster CPUs and RAM, gaming-grade graphics cards are getting smaller and more energy efficient, next-gen storage is getting smaller and faster. If you like building gaming PCs, and you like putting them in the middle of your living room and playing games on your big-screen TV, you are witnessing the start of a golden age.

AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better.

AMD Gets Another Win As Intel Backs Its FreeSync Technology

After a noticeable dry spell, AMD is finally winning some important battles against NVIDIA. First punching above its weight in DirectX 12 and now Intel plans to side with it in the war on screen tearing, with the chip manufacturer giving AMD’s FreeSync tech the thumbs up.

Early DirectX 12 Benchmarks Turn The Long-Running Nvidia-AMD Graphics Card War On Its Head

DirectX 12 is the newest, most advanced graphics API in a long time, and it offers game and application developers incredibly low-level access to the resources of your gaming rig’s CPU and graphics components. In previous years, with the popularity of DirectX 9, 10, and 11, AMD and Nvidia — Big Red and Big Green — traded blows with the release of each new flagship graphics card. Nvidia is currently enjoying dominance with its GTX 980 Ti and Titan X. But in an early test of Windows 10 and DirectX 12, a last-generation AMD card smashes its more powerful Nvidia rival.

Nvidia Will Let You Share Your PC Gameplay Videos, And Let Friends Play Your Games Remotely

GeForce Experience is actually pretty popular; 65 million GeForce card owners have installed it, it supports over 250 games, and has enabled 250 million different driver downloads and installations automatically. It’s getting a hardcore overhaul that not only lets you share your gameplay videos directly to YouTube or Twitch in-game, but also lets your friends control your games remotely.

Nvidia's GTX 950: A New Graphics Card For Budget MOBA Gamers

Nvidia has a new entry-level GPU out in the GTX 950, and it’s the least expensive new-generation chip on the market at the moment. This is the cheapest way for you to get hold of a new, DirectX 12-compatible graphics card from Nvidia — it’d be a smart choice if you were building a new budget machine running Windows 10. If you’re building a new MOBA rig, it’s even smarter.

Nvidia Recalls Some Shield Tablets Because The Batteries May Catch Fire

Over the past year, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet has become one of the top tablets for Android users. Today, the company recalled a subset of the devices, saying they’re prone to, uh, no easy way to say this, exploding into flames.

Laptop Graphics: What You Need For Gaming, Browsing And Video

Getting around and out of the office or house with your laptop is great, but even better is getting outside and enjoying some of the great PC games out there. If you want to do that on a notebook, you’ll need a machine with appropriately powerful graphics card inside. Here are a couple of tips for working out what hardware you should choose in your next laptop.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Australian Review

E3 2015 is over, and there’s a brand new crop of really great games on the horizon. And to play those games at the bleeding edge of graphical detail, you’ll need an appropriately powerful gaming PC. And thus enters the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. This is Nvidia’s newest, best and almost its most powerful graphics card — it’s nearly identical to the $1499 GeForce Titan X, but is a full $500 cheaper.

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