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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing.

Palit launches fanless GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card

Fanless graphics cards are relatively rare these days, but they tend to attract a fair bit of attention from silent PC enthusiasts when they do appear. The latest fanless card to hit the market is Palit's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti…

Check out Nvidia's new workstation GPU beast, the Quadro GP100

Nvidia has been investing heavily in workstation and data center-class GPUs lately. While the market for gaming-grade graphics cards continues to grow, so does high performance computing which is switching over to GPU-based technology. Nvidia's latest release, the GP100, brings Pascal architecture, HBM2, and…

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets positive reviews, gets tough competition from HP's Spectre

While TechSpot's review is still pending, we liked what we saw from Dell's XPS 13 convertible during CES. First reviews started popping up confirming our initital impressions: the XPS 13 2-in-1 is a solid convertible laptop that inherits most positive traits from its standard laptop sibling, including those ultra thin bezels and great build quality. The judge is still out there on whether it surpasses HP's excellent Spectre x360, but it's hard to go wrong with either if you want a solid Windows laptop that can also perform as a tablet.

Intel releases last Haswell IGP drivers for Windows 7 and 8

Intel has released what will be their last set of integrated graphics drivers (IGP) for Haswell-class processors on Windows 7 and 8.1. This includes Haswell Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs launched between late 2013 and early 2015. Windows 10 support will continue. This new version adds support for 3rd-party EDID utilities, meant for advanced users only. For average users there are a number of bug fixes. Enter here for more details and download links.

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