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PCPP 261 News [TITLE] The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is Nvidia’s new flagship graphics card [BODY] That top of the line Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 you got last year is no longer top of the line. Nvidia has announced the GTX 1080 Ti, a souped up version of the GTX 1080, based on the Nvidia…

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PCPP 260 News [TITLE] Razer upgrades the Blade 14” gaming laptop to Kaby Lake [BODY] Razer has updated its popular Blade range of 14″ gaming notebooks for 2017. The new Razer Blade gets the latest i7-7700HQ Intel Kaby Lake CPU with Speed Shift v2, 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory soldered on the mainboard and the option…

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[TITLE] Deciphering TV Feature Buzzwords[BODY] Checked out a TV manufacturer’s website lately? Buzzwords like X-Reality Pro, Triluminos, Quantum Dots, UltraSmooth Motion, ColourPrime, HDR and more litter the pages. It’s as if the marketing team at these TV companies ate rancid food at their last ideas shower then spewed buzzwords and jargon all over the place!…

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PCPP 259 News[TITLE] Intel Releases new 7th Gen Kaby Lake Desktop CPUs [BODY] Intel has released its new 7th generation desktop CPUs, dubbed Kaby Lake. It’s still based on the 14nm Skylake process, but has been optimised a little. Overall it’s not a huge jump in performance or features. That said, one of the main…

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PCPP News 257 [TITLE] The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are Nvidia’s new entry-level graphics cards [BODY] Nvidia have a new version of their Pascal GPUs designed for the entry-level user. The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti use the same Pascal GPU architecture as the faster GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080,…

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PCPP News 256 [TITLE] Samsung’s new 960 Pro SSDs are blazing fast [BODY] The successor to Samsung’s very fast and very popular M.2 PCIe SSD is here. The new 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs both use Samsung’s new Polaris controller and feature 48-layer V-NAND, with the Pro using the MLC based chips and the…

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PCPP News 255 [TITLE] HP’s Omen X PC packed with the latest hardware in a jaunty cube chassis [BODY] HP has made a new addition to its Omen line of high end computers, announcing the cube shaped Omen X. Inside the cube is an Intel i7-6700K, space for two GPUs (your choice of AMD or…

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[TITLE]The GTX1060 is Nvidia’s new mid-range graphics card [BODY] Nvidia have taken the wraps off their mid-range GPU offering, the GTX1060. Based on the same Pascal architecture and 16nm FinFET process as its more expensive GTX1080 and GTX1070 stablemates, the GTX1060 is designed to compete in the $400-$500 price point with AMD’s new RX480. The…

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[TITLE] Razer enter the VR scene with the HDK2 headset [BODY] Not wanting to get left in the cold when it comes to VR, Razer has shown off an implementation of an Open Source Virtual Reality based headset. OSVR is, like it says, an open-source project to standardise virtual reality specs that any manufacturer can…

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[TITLE]Meet Nvidia’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX1080 [BODY] Nvidia took the wraps off their new flagship graphics card, the GTX1080, which is powered by an all new Pascal (aka GP104) GPU architecture utilising 16nm fabrication node. This smaller fab node brings with it twice the efficiency of the previous Maxwell based GPUs, meaning for…

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