The open-air chassis, with room for six graphics cards, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo from miners looking to build their own cryptocurrency PC.
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It's official. Linux gaming is going big time. Valve just announced more than a dozen new hardware Steam boxes from major gaming PC OEMs such as Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Gigabyte
AMD's graphics and gaming unit carried the quarter, which saw the chipmaker return to profitability, while PC and notebook sales continued to dwindle.
Graphics chips are considered an important metric for gauging the health of the PC industry, and during the last quarter fo 2012 all the major players experienced a slump in shipments.
The ThinkCentre Edge 91z performs well, although a discrete GPU option would be welcome for graphically demanding workloads. We'd also appreciate dual-band Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, a less glossy screen, a slot-loading optical drive and a better keyboard.
Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.
AMD still may not be able to claim the top-performing desktop processor, but it's gunning for the title of fastest graphics card for your PC with its newest board. The Radeon HD 7970 is based on the new 28nm "Tahiti" manufacturing process and sports a brand-new architecture.
A new graphics card is always in the top three PC upgrades (behind RAM and hard drives), and while some people are ready to put $500 down for a new graphics card, most want something a little more modest.Enter the HD 6670.
The argument that I hear regularly from devoted games console fans is that the experience of playing the game on a console far outweighs that of playing on a PC. The graphics might be better on the PC, but gaming on the PC is a bug-ridden experience. But what about when you have the exact same bugs on multiple platforms?
Sony Vaio Hybrid PC in the works: Features Intel Thunderbolt tech, second unit with external graphics, Blu-ray drive
And now for something completely different, from Sony of all people. While the trend in laptops has been to lose once-essential components like an optical drive and even discrete graphics in the desire to stay thin and light, Sony Insider says the electronics giant is thinking of a new way to keep those parts around -- just in a different way.
Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC? Chances are that unless you'd carried out some significant upgrades in the GPU/CPU or RAM departments, or were willing to put up with a poor graphics experience, you wouldn't even bother. But if you play on a games console, then you are doing just that.
Intel kicks off tech earnings season and the fourth quarter is expected to be strong as the PC industry prepped for the launch of Sandy Bridge, the chip giant's latest processor with integrated graphics.
When you buy a discrete Nvidia graphics card as an add-on for your PC, you're actually buying a retail model sold by one of the company's partners, like Asus or EVGA. That is, unless you stop by your local Best Buy, where you can now obtain Nvidia video cards that are being sold under the Nvidia brand itself.
Origin PC's Eon 17 gaming laptop can house a pair of new Nvidia graphics cards, six-core Intel desktop CPU
If you're tired of hearing about budget laptops, netbooks and tablets, Origin PC has a new notebook that is neither tiny nor value-priced. The new Eon 17 gaming rig can pack a pair of Nvidia's latest mobile graphics cards in SLI configuration as well as Intel's top desktop processors, and starts at a economy-be-damned price of $2,499.
Choosing the right graphics card doesn't have to be a nightmare, but for many the experience fills them with dread. The buyer either risks overspending on a monstrous card featuring ten times as much power as they'll ever want or need (or that their PC can handle), or they'll spend good money on a card that lets them down when they decide to push it a little.
The Zino HD is Dell's small-form-factor, living-room-friendly desktop and Mac Mini competitor. It appears that there's a refresh on the horizon for the mini-PC, which will include updated processor and discrete graphics options from AMD and ATI.
Mac Mini competition? Shuttle's ultra-slim X350 PC packs dual-core Atom D510 CPU, Nvidia Ion graphics
Looking for an alternative to the new Mac Mini? Shuttle is introducing one that's similarly svelte, plus features the latest in -- well, let's be honest -- netbook technology.
Shuttle's small-form-factor J3 5800G gaming PC can handle Intel Gulftown processor, Nvidia Fermi graphics cards
Who says you need a massive desktop tower to handle the latest high-performance PC components? Shuttle wants to prove that less is more with its newest small-form-factor PC, the J3 5800G.
It's only been a few days since NZXT's Vulcan stylish, compact case reached reviewers' hands (see a review here), and already iBuyPower is offering a new PC built around the chassis.While the Vulcan would be classified as a micro-ATX case, it has enough room to fit a couple of graphics cards and a 1,200-watt ATX power supply, and offers four 3.
DirectX 11 laptop graphics war heating up? Nvidia's mobile Fermi coming next month, according to Eurocom.
ATI had a good lead over Nvidia in the latest desktop graphics skirmish, getting its Radeon HD 5870 to market several months before its rival's GeForce GTX 480 reached online shops and gaming PC manufacturers. But that lead time appears to be a lot shorter on the laptop front, if one of Eurocom's product pages is to be believed.