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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 specs leaked

Chinese tech site Benchlife has published what it claims to be the specs of the new, entry-level Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU.  The source alleges that the card – based on Pascal – will feature a new chip and will be based on the same FinFET architecture that is featured on the flagship …

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William Hill takes on VR to offer jockey experience in virtual races

Bookmaker William Hill is beginning to dabble in virtual reality (VR), in the hope that it will inject more excitement into races in store. Using VR headsets and GPS racetrack data, customers will be able to view the virtual race from the jockey’s perspective. William Hill tried out the VR …

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CES 2016 evolves with bigger emphasis on VR and AR

Gaming, virtual reality and augmented reality will have a greater presence at next year’s tech trade show CES 2016, organisers CEA confirmed. More than 40 exhibitors will showcase the next wave of multimedia for virtual reality systems and environments, and today’s latest gaming hardware, software and accessories designed for mobile, …

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PCR’s guide to gaming accessories

With PC gaming growing in momentum, more gamers are on the lookout for new peripherals to help immerse themselves and improve their skills. Jade Burke checks out the latest gadgets from headsets to keyboards and mice… ASUS STRIX GLIDE CONTROL MOUSE MAT Distributor: VIP Computers This gaming mouse mat has …

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DreamHack London 2015 Review: What did PC brands get up to at the eSports event?

PCR was at DreamHack London last weekend at the Copperbox Arena – here’s what you need to know about the eSports event from a trade persective. While the day started off a little quiet, by the afternoon the 7,000-capacity venue was rocking, with the crowd really getting into the live …

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Mystery Shopper: Online system builders

After visiting online system builders last year for a gaming desktop, this month our Mystery Shopper returns to find a small form-factor PC ideal for gaming. Armed with a budget of £800, let’s see how they get on… Note: This Mystery Shopper was carried out in mid-August Eclipse Computers 6/10 …

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Women in eSports: ‘Some female teams still don’t play against men because they don’t want sexist abuse’

Female pro gamers and eSports teams still have to deal with sexist and misogynistic remarks, but the situation is improving, claims Swedish pro gaming outfit Team Property. Speaking to PCR at eSports event DreamHack London on the weekend, members of the Counter-Strike team – sponsored by Intel – said that while …

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65% per cent of tech dealers ‘confident’ about games sector

This month we’ve been looking in depth at the new opportunities being presented to tech retailers, resellers and system builders by the games market – it’s a burgeoning space on the cusp of interesting change, with the likes of Windows 10 and Steam Machines disrupting the status quo. But it’s …

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Why should more resellers invest in eSports?

eSports is on the rise according to HyperX’s business manager Edward Baily, which is why more resellers should stock up on components. Here he explains why… Last year in Katowice, Poland, I experienced first-hand one of the world’s largest PC gaming eSports tournaments: The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship.  To …

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Intel’s Matt Birch on the company’s latest Skylake chips and developments in tech

2015 has been a hugely exciting year for Intel so far, having launched its 750 series consumer SSDs as well as the Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K desktop processors, aka Skylake. PCR speaks to Intel’s UK channel sales manager Matt Birch about the new tech and what’s around the corner – …

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