The NVIDIA GTX 1080 is releasing on May 27th, and early reviews (see below) indicate it is quite majestic.
This new card will launch at $700 for reference versions, with $600 versions coming later. The card performs between 20-25% better than the $1000 GTX Titan X, the previous generation’s king. Right off the bat, it has some impressive numbers:
Last night, NVIDIA unveiled its upcoming GeForce GTX 1000-series, based on its new 16nm Pascal architecture. The GTX 1080 launches May 27th for $600, while the GTX 1070 will arrive on June 10th for $380.
Since well before Valve launched SteamOS in late 2013, some PC gamers have been interested in replacing their living room gaming devices with a computer solution that can play PC games and pack more graphical power than a console. Valve later introduced Big Picture Mode and the concept of the Steam Machine: a small PC you use to game in your living room in place of a console.
Greetings! We have two updates we’d like to share.
First, we’ll start with the sad news…
The time has come for Intel’s Skylake CPUs to (almost completely) replace Haswell on the Logical Increments parts list. As a result, we have upgraded many of our motherboard recommendations to socket 1151, and our RAM recommendations to DDR4.
Aside from Black Friday, Christmas and the holiday season is typically the next best time of year to buy PC hardware. Between Christmas sales and retailers selling off end-of-year loss leaders, there are ample opportunities to score on upgrades or new builds.
With that in mind, we want to provide some insight on what’s a good purchase for Christmas 2015, and what you should hold off on purchasing.
As we approach the Q1 2016 release dates for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, many PC gamers are wondering how to best prepare their computer for VR gaming, while others are planning new builds from the ground up. We would know: Every year, more than a million visitors come to our website looking to build the best PC for their budget, and an increasing number of them ask us about VR headsets.
We just published a Guide to Building a PC for Virtual Reality. (Click the link to see the real guide.)