Gigabyte adds Kaby Lake CPUs to its Brix mini-PC lineup
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Three Kaby Lake CPUs to rule them all 

Gigabyte has refreshed its Brix mini-PCs with Intel's latest 7th generation Core Kaby Lake CPUs, including Intel Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, or Core i7-7500U.

Samsung's high-end ArtPC cylindrical desktop PC spotted
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Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio

While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.

Oculus reduces Rift headset PC system requirements
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AMD teams up with CyberPowerPC for US $499 VR system

Both Oculus and AMD had some rather interesting announcements today with Oculus reducing minimum PC system requirements for its Rift VR headset thanks to Asynchronous Space Warp (ASW) and AMD jumping on that train with CyberPowerPC in creating a US $499 VR-capable PC.

AMD enables DirectX 12 multi-GPU frame pacing
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Works in a couple of games

One thing that we apparently missed in AMD's recently released drivers is the fact that this release enabled multi-GPU frame pacing support in DirectX 12 on all GCN-enabled GPUs and AMD APUs based on the same architecture.

Nvidia releases new Geforce 373.06 WHQL Game Ready drivers
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Optimal experience for three new games

Following the upcoming release of Gears of War 4 and the release of a Mafia 3 game, Nvidia has launched its newest Geforce 373.06 WHQL Game Ready drivers that brought optimal optimizations for these new games as well as a couple of other fixes.

AMD releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 drivers
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Brings optimizations for Gears of War 4 and Mafia 3

AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 drivers which have all the necessary optimizations for two new games, Gears of War 4 and Mafia 3, as well as a couple of other minor fixes and improvements.

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized
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Flagship price but no performance to match

Back when it appeared that Google was finally going head to head with flagship offerings from other companies, including Samsung's Galaxy smartphone or even Apple's iPhone it seems the firm has a long way to go.

ADATA announces XPG SX8000 M.2 gaming SSD
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In 2280 form-factor with PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 NVMe interface

ADATA has announced its  XPG series SX8000 SSD, which will be based on the Silicon Motion controller, 3D MLC NAND and use the standard 2280 M.2 form-factor with PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe interface.

Google officially unveils Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones
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Says final goodbye to affordable Nexus smartphones

Google has now severed its connection to the affordable Nexus lineup as it has  unveiled two  premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Nvidia GP107 GPU pictured on GTX 1050 Ti
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Small GP107 GPU rumored to be made by Samsung

After the performance leak, it was only a matter of time before someone took a picture of either the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. Earlier this week, a set GTX 1050 Ti PCB pictures revealed a smaller GP107 GPU, which also added fuel to recent rumors that it might be the first GPU made on Samsung's 14nm manufacturing process.