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Nvidia will bring back mobile 900M graphics overclocking after disabling it as a ‘bug’

Nvidia likes to say its GeForce GTX 900M series GPU is the most advanced graphics card for notebooks, but the company’s still not sure about overclocking it. Earlier in February, Nvidia removed the ability to overclock the mobile GPU in a driver update–a move that upset hardcore gamers. Now, it has reversed the decision. On […]

These upgrade kits swap out your laptop’s old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Laptop gamers salivating over Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics cards like the GTX 970 and 980 may not have to ditch their existing rig to get the hottest new graphics processors, as is usually the case. PC maker Eurocom recently debuted GPU upgrade kits for select Alienware and Clevo-designed gaming laptops that let you ditch your GPU […]

Razer Blade refresh adds GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU

The “world’s thinnest gaming laptop” just got a big game-enhancing shot in the arm. Razer said it’s refreshed its Razer Blade with a beefy new GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel quad-core that’s almost 400MHz faster than last year’s model. Externally, the 4.5-lb. Razer Blade doesn’t change much, but it’s the insides that matter the […]

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

In the old days, getting your PC game on away from your desktop was easier said than done, limited to laptops that were portable in name only: thick, hulking behemoths stuffed with discrete graphics processors and large cooling components to match. Sure, you might coax World of WarCraft or some indie titles into running on […]

MSI hopes to dominate gaming market with GT70 notebook

Notebook and component manufacturer, MSI, is aiming once again at the pointy end of the notebook market with its GT70 Dominator notebook. It’s a 17.3in model with juicy insides that include a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and three solid state drives in a RAID 0 array. Most […]

Gigabyte’s Aorus X7 gaming laptop stuffs two GPUs into a slim, sleek package

When it comes to gaming laptops, few companies worry about device bulk and heft, since powerful innards capable of rendering amazing graphics at blazing speeds are what really matters for the category. Gigabyte is joining Razer in trying to change that perception, however, with the new Aorus line of gaming devices announced during CES 2014. […]

Origin EON17-S review: This gaming laptop is an absolute beast

I’m a gamer. And, like most gamers, I prefer huge, liquid-cooled, multiple-graphics-card-sporting desktops to laptops (even gaming laptops). But sometimes you need a machine that’s as portable as it is powerful, and that’s where Origin’s extreme gaming laptop, the EON17-S, comes into play. This hulking desktop replacement is pretty sexy, considering it’s an 11.25-pound monster. […]

How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming

PC gaming is primed for a renaissance—or at least a reinvention—like we haven’t seen since the advent of 3D acceleration in the late 1990s. For this, we can thank the mobile revolution and all its attendant technologies. Game developers can now tap into accelerometers, touchscreens, and the cloud to add new features and gameplay scenarios. […]