AMD's Radeon Vega GPU is headed everywhere, even to machine learning

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AMD's Radeon Vega GPU is headed everywhere, even to machine learning

For 2018, AMD is building on its major innovations from last year: its new Ryzen CPU architecture and Radeon Vega graphics. Indeed, Vega is so versatile even its main competitor, Intel, has tapped it for its upcoming high-performance laptop chips. At CES, AMD revealed the Radeon Vega Mobile GPU, a dedicated graphics offering that'll go toe-to-toe with NVIDIA's GTX 10-series. Additionally, it'll be bringing Vega graphics into upcoming Ryzen desktop chips, as well as a new machine learning product.

NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC

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NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC

We've seen the rumors and speculation about an Apple TV, but it turns out NVIDIA beat them to the punch. At CES today, the company unveiled its "Big Format Gaming Displays," monstrous 65-inch 4K screens with a ton of embedded technology. That includes NVIDIA's own G-SYNC and built in Shield functionality, as well as 120Hz panels and low latency. And no, this isn't meant for your living room -- NVIDIA envisions people using them on their PC desks.

Intel unveils its first chips with AMD's Vega graphics

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Intel unveils its first chips with AMD's Vega graphics

The fruits of Intel and AMD's unprecedented partnership are finally here. Intel just unveiled its 8th generation Core CPUs with AMD's RX Vega M, bringing together its fastest mobile processors with graphics capabilities that used to required a dedicated GPU. Together, they'll lead to thinner and lighter laptops with decent gaming chops. While we got an overview of the chips back in November, we finally have more details at CES. And, simply put, gamers should be pleased.

Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU

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Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU

We've called Intel's NUC "the future of tiny desktops." That's truer than ever with the newest version of the device, which is powered by the company's new 8th generation CPU with AMD RX Vega M graphics. In fact, it sports the fastest version of that chip, making it an even better desktop replacement. Intel claims it's so powerful, the 1.3 liter NUC is the smallest VR-ready system so far. And based on its specifications, we're inclined to believe them.

Live from CES 2018!

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Live from CES 2018!

We're on the ground in bright and dry Las Vegas for CES 2018 and ready to get this party started. We'll be stuffing your eyes and ears with all the latest news from the world's biggest tech conference this week. Google is already the talk of the show, but it won't be hosting a press event of it own (at least not this year). But there are still plenty of big name companies taking the stage to tell you about their latest gadgets. We'll definitely see tons of laptops and TVs for sure. But don't be surprised if there's a few odd ball smart home products and more than few car-related announcements. Of course, we'll be covering the big press conferences live. So make to come back for all our liveblogs starting bright and early Monday morning. Check out the full liveblog schedule is below.

Epic pins 'Fortnite' server woes on Meltdown patches

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Epic pins 'Fortnite' server woes on Meltdown patches

The Meltdown vulnerability is bound to have far-reaching effects on the computing industry, but it's having a very tangible effect right now: it's causing chaos for multiplayer gaming. Epic Games has blamed Meltdown patches for login problems and downtime in Fortnite, pointing to the increased processor use at the third-party cloud services the battle royale game needs to run. There may be other "unexpected issues" over the next week as other services are updated, Epic said.

Acer's new gaming PCs include an 18-core liquid-cooled desktop

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Acer's new gaming PCs include an 18-core liquid-cooled desktop

It wouldn't be an Acer CES event without some gaming PCs, and this year the focus is on the desktop crowd. The PC maker is unveiling two systems headlined by the US release of the Predator Orion 9000, a spare-no-expense tower for dedicated gamers. If you can get past the over-the-top "look ma, I'm a gamer" styling, you'll find a lot of power under the hood. The system uses a combination of liquid cooling and a partitioned airflow system to drive some seriously high-end components with little noise and some room for overclocking, including up to an 18-core Intel Core i9, twin GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and as much as 128GB of RAM.

Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US

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Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US

Love the Nintendo Switch controllers but tired of only having them in gray? The company will broaden the Joy-Con color palette in the US market when it releases them in neon pink and neon green later this month. While these hues have been out in Europe and Japan for awhile, they were previously available in America only as part of a Walmart-exclusive Splatoon 2 console bundle that launched last summer.