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GPU shipments slump during Q4'12, claims report

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.

February 19, 2013

Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51

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.

January 18, 2012 by

Budget GPU - Radeon HD 6670

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.

July 19, 2011

Same game + Different platform = Same problems!

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?

April 4, 2011

Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC?

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.

February 27, 2011

Nvidia selling graphics cards under its own brand name at Best Buy

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.

October 5, 2010 by

Choosing the right graphics card for YOU!

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.

August 24, 2010 by

iBuyPower beams up LAN Warrior II gaming PC in NZXT Vulcan case

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.

May 13, 2010 by

Attack of the Fermi desktops: More gaming PC builders announce systems with new Nvidia graphics cards

Seemingly minutes after I posted about CyberPower announcing gaming computers with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 DirectX 11 cards—part of the so-called Fermi platform—a slew of other system builders announced their own Fermi desktops. Though these are pretty much existing lines that just have the new cards as upgrade options, in sum they represent a range of prices.

March 27, 2010 by

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