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Alienware launches world's first gaming notebook with OLED display

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:40 pm

E3 2016 - Originally previewed at CES 2016 in January, the Alienware 13 -- the world's first gaming laptop with OLED display tech -- is finally launching according to the Alienware camp out at E3.

 

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"More consumers are embracing OLED graphics in televisions and smartphones, with self-lighting pixels that can switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast," Alienware told us. The Alienware 13 has been designed via a partnership with Samsung, and rocks a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a lightning fast 1ms response time.

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AMD announces its new Radeon RX 470, RX 460 alongside the RX 480

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:30 pm

E3 2016 - While we are still officially under NDA about the next-gen Polaris cards from AMD, the company revealed the line up at E3 2016 just now. AMD has made the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 official, two new mid-range cards that will join the VR-focused RX 480 that's priced at just $199.

 

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Starting with the Radeon RX 470 which is delivering "refined, power-efficient HD gaming" while the RX 460 is a "cool and efficient solution for the ultimate eSports gaming experience". The new Radeon RX series of video cards provide three fundamental "entitlements" for PC gamers and game developers.

 

  • Extraordinary VR experiences at price points never offered before - Previewed at Computex, the Radeon™ RX Series will expand the VR ecosystem by democratizing exceptional VR experiences, making them available to many form factors and millions of consumers by lowering the cost barriers to entry.
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  • Great game content delivered to PC Gamers in real-time - Through a combination of Radeon™ RX Series performance profiles and close-to- the-metal APIs that closely mirror console APIs, AMD believes that developers will be further empowered to co-develop high quality, high performing game content for both consoles and PCs, enhancing the PC gaming ecosystem.
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  • Console-class GPU performance for thin and light notebooks - Gaming notebooks have traditionally been large and cumbersome or under-powered for today's gaming needs. The Radeon™ RX Series addresses this with flagship technology that effectively gives mobile users GPU performance that rivals that of consoles with exceptionally low power and low-z height to drive thin, light and high-performance gaming notebooks, and 1080p 60Hz gaming experiences for both eSports and AAA titles.

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Updated Alienware Alpha has Graphics Amp support, AMD GPU option

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:30 pm

E3 2016 - The Alienware Alpha is one of the company's coolest achievements and something my wife and I use in my living room daily. It's half the size of a console but still keeps up with the majority of new PC games, and it boasts a completely unique and optional OS layer that runs on top of Windows but shoves traditional Windows annoyances out of the way. It can also double as a kick-ass little media PC. Today at E3, Alienware announced its Alpha is getting a few upgrades.

 

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While I was personally hoping for it to rock an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070M, that card hasn't officially been announced yet -- even though we know mobile Pascal is coming soon. Instead, it's getting an upgraded NVIDIA GTX 960, now with 4GB of VRAM. AMD fans will be thrilled to hear that rocking a Radeon R9 M470X is also an option with the 2nd generation Alpha system.

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Intel's Broadwell-E, NVIDIA Pascal GPUs invade Alienware Area 51 PC

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:20 pm

We can't visit Alienware's E3 booth just yet, but the PC maker is unveiling a slew of upgraded systems this year including the Area 51. Alienware's full-tower desktop, which supports up to three full length video cards in SLI, is now getting a performance from Intel's Broadwell-E CPU and NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs.

 

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If you want to run NVIDIA's VR Funhouse (which boasts an absurd amount of physics and particles), you can load it up with three NVIDIA GTX 1080 cards, or you can boost it with the insane (albeit a touch overpriced) 10-core Intel Core-i7 6950x. The Area 51 also supports AMD Radeon graphics, and we're sure that the upcoming RX 480 will get integrated once it's released.

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Tekken series debuting on PC with Tekken 7

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:16 pm

E3 2016 - Three months ago, publisher Bandai Namco asked gamers for feedback on Tekken 7. Some of the questions in its survey strongly suggested they were considering a PC port of the game, and it looks like the feedback was strong enough because they decided to go ahead with it.

 

 

The port is an especially big deal because Tekken has never been natively available to PC gamers since its series debut in 1994, not counting the Street Fighter X Tekken game from a few years back.

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New Alienware Aurora PC gets a smaller footprint, NVIDIA Pascal GPUs

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 7:10 pm

It's day 0 at E3 2016, and Alienware has unleashed a slew of announcements, including the fact that Aurora, their mid-sized enthusiast PC offering, is getting a Pascal upgrade and a smaller footprint.

 

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The Alienware Aurora is a dual-graphics capable PC with optional liquid CPU cooling, and has the distinction of being Alienware's first tool-less chassis, allowing easy access to your GPU and other peripherals.

 

Probably the most notable update to Aurora is the availability of NVIDIA's Pascal-based GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, available in single card or SLI configurations. AMD Radeon options are also available, and I have to imagine that once the RX 480 launches, it will be included in their configurations shortly thereafter.

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Gears of War 4 coming to Windows 10 with cross-platform co-op

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:50 pm

E3 2016 - Microsoft confirmed during its Xbox conference today that Gears of War 4 will be coming to PC and will require Windows 10.

 

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A PC release is not unexpected given how many titles Microsoft has been bringing to the platform since launching its latest operating system, but given Halo 5 was confirmed as an Xbox exclusive, there was a bit of a question mark with the next Gears.

 

The game will feature cross-platform play for the co-op modes; achievements and progression will be shared as well.

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Xbox Scorpio confirmed, rocks 6TFLOPs, 4K gaming, VR, coming in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:09 pm

E3 2016 - Microsoft has officially revealed Project Scorpio, the "monster" next-gen Xbox console with 4K gaming support, 6TFLOPs of performance, and full backward compatibility with all existing Xbox One consoles, peripherals and accessories.

 

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Microsoft has confirmed all the Xbox Scorpio leaks as 100% correct: the new upgraded Xbox Scorpio is coming in holiday 2017 with full 4K gaming and VR support (likely with Oculus Rift). Microsoft promises that the Scorpio will deliver "the most powerful graphics processor that's ever been put into a games console, with confirmed specs like 6TFLOPs of performance, an 8-core CPU and sports 320GB/s memory bandwidth. Devs affirm the Scorpio will deliver "the highest res at the best frame rates without no compromises."

 

"So we gave the SoC 6TFLOPs of computing capability to be able to handle 4K resolutions. Gamers are going to get the most powerful graphics processor that's ever been put into a games console to date," said an Xbox engineer. "You get 4K gaming--true 4K resolution. The box we're creating is incredible. It's gonna have 8CPU cores, 320GB/s memory bandwith, 6TFLOPs of GPU power--it's a monster. We can render at 60Hz we can render fully and uncompressed pixels--the highest quality pixels that anybody has seen."

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Titanfall 2's DLC maps and modes will be free

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:09 pm

E3 2016 - A common issue with multiplayer shooters these days is a playerbase divided by paid DLC maps. That won't be the case for Titanfall 2, however, offering further incentive to pick up Respawn's game.

 

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"One of our lessons [from Titanfall] is we're not gonna sell maps anymore," says lead programmer Jon Shiring. "All the modes and maps coming to Titanfall 2 after release will all be free."

 

As previously reported, leaks indicate Titanfall 2's maps will be more expansive than before, and the player count will be higher as a result.

Alienware and AMD teamed up for a VR Backpack

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:00 pm

Only a few months into the new generation of virtual reality and tether-free VR backpacks seem to be the new hotness. We've seen one from ZOTAC and one from MSI, but now some heavy hitters are getting in on the portable VR action: AMD and Alienware.

 

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I'm writing this before E3 begins since Alienware sent me a note under embargo, and all I know is that they've developed a "super rare concept design" with AMD and are showcasing it at their booth (#747 for my fellow E3 attendees) in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center. Rest assured I will get up close and personal and attempt to steal it gather any information I can.

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