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PC Gamer

Intel's tiny NUC now packs a gaming punch with a Core CPU and Vega GPU
PC Gamer
Intel claims that it's newest NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is the "smallest VR-capable system ever." That bold statement is backed by internals that leverage the chipmaker's newly announced 8th Gen G-series processors, which combine Intel's 8th Gen ...
The success of Intel's Vega M G-series chips isn't about gaming speed, it's about pricingPCGamesN
Intel and AMD ally to shrink your next gaming laptop. A lot.CNET
Intel NUC Enthusiast SFF PC gets gaming capability with Radeon graphicsTrustedReviews
Digital Trends -TheNerdMag (blog) -Engadget
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PC Gamer

Serious Intel CPU design flaw may require a Windows patch, but probably won't affect gaming performance
PC Gamer
A report on LWN, a Linux kernel development site (sub required), details of a hardware bug in modern Intel CPUs that allows an attacker to access low-level kernel memory that is normally protected from higher level (programs and user) access. As ...
Intel CPUs are facing 30% performance hit due to security flaw, but gamers won't be affectedPCGamesN
Upcoming Intel CPU Kernel Bug Fix May Affect PC Gaming NegativelyGame Revolution
Fix for Intel's massive CPU security flaw might slow down your PCEngadget
PCWorld -TechSpot -Future Game Releases (press release) (blog) -Google Security Blog
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The Verge

Epic Games blames Meltdown CPU performance issues for Fortnite downtime
The Verge
As the technology industry continues to react to two major CPU bugs, we're starting to see early signs of performance issues from security patches designed to fix the problems. Epic Games has released a chart of CPU usage after it patched its back-end ...
Epic Games claims that security patches to fix Meltdown CPU bug are responsible for Fortnite downtimeFirstpost
Fortnite team shares performance impact of Meltdown CPU patchingThumbsticks
Epic Services & Stability Update - Forums - Epic GamesEpic Games

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Notebookcheck.net (press release)

CES 2018 | No Coffee Lake-H means no new gaming laptop designs
Notebookcheck.net (press release)
Gigabyte/Aorus showed off the most gaming laptops at CES this year with everything from the Gigabyte P series all the way up to the Aero 14, Aero 15, SabrePro 15, Aorus X3, X5, X7, and even the Aorus X9. All models, however, have not changed physically ...



Motherboard

Relax, the Meltdown and Spectre CPU Patches Aren't Messing With ...
Motherboard
Doom came to the CPU market last week as security researchers at Google Project Zero, Technical University of Graz, and Cerberus Security told the world of Spectre and Meltdown—apocalyptic sounding vulnerabilities in almost all the world's processors ...

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TechRadar

Acer's affordable gaming laptop gets a Ryzen processor and GPU boost
TechRadar
Acer has unleashed a refresh of its affordable gaming laptop, the Nitro 5, over at CES, giving the machine one of AMD's new Ryzen mobile CPUs. As well as stepping up to a Ryzen 7 2700U or Ryzen 5 2500U mobile processor (where previously there was a ...
Acer's updated Swift 7 Ultrabook is once again the 'thinnest computer in the world'The Verge
Swift 7 - AcerAcer
Nitro 5 - AcerAcer

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Tech Advisor

How to Increase FPS in Games: Tips to Boost PC Graphics for Free
Tech Advisor
Unlike a games console where developers optimise their games for a specific set of hardware, PCs come in all shapes and sizes. Some rely on a graphics chip that's integrated into the main CPU, while others have blazing-fast PCI Express graphics cards ...



AnandTech

GIGABYTE at CES 2018: Aero 15x and AORUS X9 Gaming Laptops
AnandTech
The only processor option is the i7-7820HK quad-core which comes in at a base clock of 2.9 GHz with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz, all in a 45W package. The processor is overclockable as well. Memory capacity is a maximum of 64GB through its ...



ExtremeTech

Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD
ExtremeTech
For one thing, all of the Intel CPUs announced with Radeon graphics are 65W to 100W chips. At first glance, this makes no sense for a laptop match-up. Remember, however, that most gaming laptops up to and including desktop replacement-class laptops ...

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PC Gamer

Intel reveals 0-25 percent performance impact from Meltdown and Spectre patches
PC Gamer
Intel executive VP and GM for the Data Center Group also mentions the reboot issues previous discussed and says that it's "making progress toward identifying the root cause" and will be "providing beta microcode to vendors for validation by next week ...

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