What the flip? We're as baffled as you are as to how Lenovo can cram two GPUs into a gaming laptop that's a mere 1.4 inches at its thinnest point, surround it Haswell and other high end goodies, and then keep th price tag around a grand. Incredible? Sure, and also the topic of today's top deal, which is for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p notebook for $1,050 with free shipping (normally $1,150). This 15.6-inch (1920x1080) system comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 4700MQ processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and dual Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPUs in SLI.
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Now that AMD unveiled a new Never Settle games bundle, you may be thinking to yourself, "Self, I should upgrade my video card!" We'd like to encourage that train of thought by presenting today's top deal for an XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB graphics card for $230 with free shipping (normally $270 -- use coupon code HCWPISQ89; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). It's fast, supports CrossFireX (with a second card), and qualifies for AMD's Gold Reward tier (be sure to add it to your cart).
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Looking for a place to store all those RAW vacation photos and videos that you keep meaning to edit? You'll get around to sorting through them all someday, but in the meantime, give your primary storage some breathing room by offloading files to an external hard drive. We'll make easy by pointing you to our today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Desktop External HDD for $80 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code EMCXPVM52). Preformatted and plug-and-play capable means you need only plug it into a free USB port and you're good to go.
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Building a new rig for the summer? Not a bad idea with all the new components and platforms that emerged in recent weeks. Just don't forget to set aside some coin for a new power supply. Better yet, take advantage of today's top deal for an OCZ Z Series 1000W Modula 80 Plus Gold High Performance PSU for $140. It ships free (normall $210 - use coupon code EMCXPWM43) and also has an additional $30 mail-in-rebate.
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XFX may be looking to expand beyond graphics cards and power supplies.
CeBIT, the world's leading high-tech event, officially kicked off today in Hanover, Germany, and we're already seeing some interesting developments emerge from the convention. One of them is an aluminum computer case from none other than XFX Force, a company most people associate with graphics cards, power supplies, and an assortment of accessories. Lo and behold, it looks like XFX is interested in adding case design to its resume.
One of the big draws to buying an XFX brand videocard is the modder friendly warranty that lets users swap heatsinks and overclock their GPUs without voiding the so-called 'Double Lifetime Warranty,' which is marketing speak for a lifetime guarantee that's transferable to a second owner (provided you registere your card within 30 days of purchase). Now we're hearing that this awesome backing won't apply to AMD's new Radeon HD 7000 series.
If every PC gamer had $550+ to spend on a graphics card, AMD's Radeon HD 7970 would be the hottest selling GPU around. Not everyone does, however, and for some people, AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7950 presents a compelling compromise between owning a card based on Santa Clara's next-generation GPU architecture and pocketing a few extra bucks in the process. Your time is coming.
It’s not unusual to see factory-overclocked videocards ship with custom cooling solutions—a few months after the GPU launches. This time, XFX hits the ground running with their Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition. This is a factory-overclocked card with a custom cooling solution that aims to take the performance crown. Based on what we’ve seen to date, XFX has delivered the fastest single-GPU card on the planet.
When we took a look at the reference version of AMD’s Radeon HD 6990, we found a board that was impressive on a number of fronts, though not all the impressions were positive. The HD 6990 builds in two full Radeon HD 6970 GPUs onto a single board, each with its own 2GB of frame buffer. In our initial testing, performance looked to be very fast, but the reference board was also pretty noisy under load. At last, XFX shipped us an actual retail Radeon HD 6990, so we’re finally able to render a verdict on AMD’s killer card.
The original Radeon HD 6950 cards shipped with a 2GB frame buffer, and you can still get those if you want. But some manufacturers have begun shipping the HD 6950 with 1GB of video memory, which is a fine fit for the current generation of 1080p displays.
XFX has taken the 1GB 6950 a step further, juicing up both the GPU and memory clocks and adding a custom cooler that XFX says will keep the card cooler and run more quietly than the default AMD-designed cooler. The new cooler uses a pair of propeller-bladed fans that turn more slowly than the paddle wheel fan in the reference cooling system.