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MSI updates their gaming laptop with the latest Kaby Lake processors and GTX 1050 graphics cards

MSI is keeping up the good work in its gaming laptop sector by updating its various models with the latest developments announced at CES 2017. This means that we can expect the arrival of models with the newest Kaby Lake processors and the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti mobile graphics cards. These new models also bring something more than CPU and GPU performance to the table.

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There is a new line aimed mostly at gamers, the GE72MVR, GE62MVR, GE72VR, GE62VR, GE72 and GE62 series as well as the GP and GL series (I had the opportunity of trying out one of these units, the GE72 7RE Apache Pro). In the classification of processors, Kaby Lake is a step up from the competition with a 10% increase in performance compared to previous versions. What is even more interesting are the new graphics cards: the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti which come with 2 and 4 GB of VRAM.

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Kaby Lake Pentium processors get Hyper-Threading.

The starring cast of Intel Kaby Lake processors that were introduce last week included the Core i5 7600 and Core i7 7700 series, and logically these were the main focus. However, many new processor of the Pentium family were launch and an interesting fact is that some of these possess Hyper Threading technology that as you know provides two processing threads for each physical core.

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G.SKILL welcomes Kaby Lake with 4.133 and 4.266 Mhz DDR4 memories

Taking advantage of the launch of the new Intel Kaby Lake processors, memory chip manufacturer G.SKILL has announced two new DDR4 TridentZ RAM kits specifically designed for the Z270 platform along with these seventh generation processors.

The fastest kit will consist of two 8 GB modules to achieve a total of 16 GB with speeds of 4.266 MHz and latancies of CL19-19-19-39 to 1,4 volts, while the other kit will arrive with double the capacity, 32 GB, distributed in four 8 GB modules with speeds of 4.133 MHz and latancies of CL19-21-21-41 to 1,35v.

G.SKILL Ram

In all cases the modules will have a G.SKILL TridentZ heatsink with a RGB lighting system on the top, something that could not be missing considering the trend that exists in the sector for everything that has to do with multicolor lighting.

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MSI updates its line of gaming laptops with Kaby Lake

The arrival of the seventh generation Intel Core processors for the high performance ranges has also come to laptops and MSI has updated its entire range of Gaming laptops with these new processors to accompany the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060 graphics and the new GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050.

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In fact the GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 will be released in laptops like the Apache Pro GE62VR offering a graphics performance far superior to past generations but keeping a very reasonable price. According to MSI itself, the GTX 1050 offers superior performance to the GTX 965M and the GTX 1050 Ti surpasses even the GTX 970M, one of the most powerful graphics of the past generation.

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NVIDIA Shield TV, an Android 4K HDR TV for the utmost in gaming in the your lounge

During CES 2017, NVIDIA introduced -among other things- their new entertainment platform Shield TV, announced as a “media streamer”. This is an Android TV capable of 4K resolution with HDR that offers a great experience in the streaming of multimedia content, games and even artificial intelligence thanks to the integration of the Google TV assistant, SmartThings Hub and the NVIDIA Spot AI microphone.

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ASUS surprises Lenovo with a 14-inch notebook lighter than its ThinkPad Carbon

As simple and elegant in its design as silent in its presentation, this ASUS laptop encloses many more interesting things than others that have made a lot more noise at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Many of us like Laptops like this, discreet and light, without forgetting the minimum power to be able to perform everyday activities without problems.

No, it is not fair to compare it directly with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, since this is a less demanding laptop than Lenovo’s, which introduced new technology and can be configured with very high specifications. But if we look for the lightest, thinnest 14-inch laptop, ASUS new laptop has a lot to say.

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We Show You the New Architecture of the Upcoming AMD Radeon Vega

Even though the graphics cards market has been moving quite a lot in the recent year 2016, especially since September until now, with the launch of the new Polaris 10 and 11 graphic cores by AMD Radeon, and the Pascal cores by NVIDIA, the market continues to exploit basically a similar architecture. This is something Radeon Group plans to change with the upcoming Vega graphics cards, which will implement new components within the core that will make them the most powerful and efficient models that AMD has manufactured to date.

The first thing I want to say is that in this article I am only going to talk about the new architecture, given that the graphics cards themselves are scheduled to launch in the first HALF of 2017, So do not expect photos of the graphics cards, given that there are still 3 to 5 months left for these kinds of photos to be released. Anyway, while Polaris 10 and 11 were the last efforts by the AMD to regain ground in the mid-range, I assure you that Vega is 100% designed to be a high-end graphics card.

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Dell updates XPS 15 laptops with Kaby Lake Processor and GTX 1050 GPU

The powerful and slim Dell laptop XPS 15 will receive an update to renew processors and graphic cards. The new model will be called the Dell XPS 15 9560.

Dell XPS 15

The current GPU, which in the current model is a GTX 960M, will move to a new GeForce GTX 1050 with  a power that should be much higher.. As it goes for processors, although it has not yet been officially announced, it seems as though it will be updated with the new seventh generation Kaby Lake,  from a Core i3-7100HQ to a Core i7-7700HQ going through the Core i5-7300HQ.

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ASUS BRT-AC828 a 2,534 Mbps WiFi AC Router with M.2 port for SSD

The new ASUS BRT-AC828 router is a high-end model with a maximum bandwidth through WiFi of 2.534 Mbps thanks to the use of dual band 2.4/5Ghz WiFi 802.11ac

It includes four antennas for transmission and another 4 for reception (4×4) and ASUS AiRadar technology to optimize the data transmission in a directional way where it is necessary.

ASUS BRT-AC828

We also have two Gigabit WAN ports with added mode for 2 Gbps total bandwidth and fail-safe operation (if one of the internet links fails, it will automatically use the remainder). In addition, it integrates an M.2 port to add an SSD and provide the BRT-AC828 with internal storage to provide functions of a NAS.

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An AMD Vega GPU runs Doom 2016 in Ultra HD at more than 60 FPS

The next generation of AMD high-end graphics cards based on the Vega architecture has already been presented at an event that took place in Sonoma, California, earlier this week. The architecture will debut with the Radeon Instinct MI25 geared towards deep learning as a GPU accelerator, but they also showed a prototype of the Vega commercial GPU running the Doom 2016 at Ultra HD resolution with the graphic settings to the maximum while maintaining more than 60 FPS stable.

68 Average FPS and no drops is the result of the benchmark made by AMD in the demonstration, not bad considering it is a prototype, with unpolished drivers, and was running a relatively new game at Ultra HD resolution and graphics maxed out. Of course, it should be noted that the demonstration was performed using the Vulkan graphical API on which AMD collaborates. AMD Vega GPU

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