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Virtual reality finally arrived. Self-driving cars started wandering streets and past red lights. SpaceX aborted a rocket launch four times within a week. Samsung started strong with the Galaxy S7 and finished with the Note7 nuking itself into orbit while you slept.

We had new graphics cards, and most of them were pretty damn good. Consoles broke the mould by releasing new hardware mid-cycle and becoming more like PCs than ever before. And, unsurprisingly, we found out once again that Einstein really knew his shit.

It's been a big year for tech. Let's break down this year's biggest moments.

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The GTX 1070 has been one of the more popular cards released this year, and with good reason: it's pretty powerful. And as the months have passed, the GTX 1080 has come down in price, making it also a little more affordable.

But if you picked up an EVGA GTX 1070 or GTX 1080, you might have come a little stuck of late. Owners took to forums and YouTube to complain about thermal issues -- specifically, their card turning into flames.

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Remember when the NVIDIA GTX 1080 launched and those absurd prices of $1100 and more came out? Thankfully, that's not the case anymore. If you want the current top of the line graphics card, you don't have to fork out over a thousand dollars. In fact, it'll only cost you $865.

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People cosplay as all sorts of things. Characters. Plants. Pipes from Mario. Suits of armour. You name it, someone's put together a costume and rocked up to a convention.

A cosplay you don't see that often at conventions, however, is graphics cards. Unless you went to PAX West recently.

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For a long time the borderline boutique manufacturer MSI had the market cornered on weird, overpowered laptops no sane person would spend their money on. But Acer has just snatched that crown straight out of MSI's hands with this 21-inch gaming laptop.

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Nvidia recently gifted laptop gamers with fully functional GeForce 10 series GPUs. For those who missed the announcement, the big news is that Pascal brings GPUs with near exact specifications to laptops as their desktop counterparts. This is in stark contrast to essentially every other mobile GPU ever released.

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Most gamers aren't likely to have the spare cash to drop on a TITAN X. Those that do know what they're getting: the single most powerful GPU for gamers and consumers today.

But there's one question: just how much faster is the latest generation of NVIDIA's TITAN X? The card hasn't officially launched yet, but some benchmarks have popped online. Good news: it's decently faster.

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30 centimetres, by 30 centimetres, by 10 centimetres. That's how big this 4K-friendly, Intel Core i7-toting, dual SSD-booting, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI-ing gaming rig is. The only problem? The case itself cost more than the $US3500 of high-end PC components inside. Built for an Australian hardcore PC enthusiast and engineer, it's a prototype for what could well be the smallest 4K gaming PC that money can buy.

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Step aside, GTX 1080. There's another new king in town. If you thought the most recent top-of-the-line NVIDIA graphics card was unreasonably powerful, then you're in for a shock. The NVIDIA Titan X is, on paper, around 50 per cent more powerful again.

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It's a big year if you're a PC gaming enthusiast. Alongside Intel's new Extreme Edition CPUs, both Nvidia and AMD have released new graphics cards. All price points from $300 to $1200 have been overhauled with new GPUs offering much-increased performance, more efficient power consumption and new VR-friendly feature-sets -- so here's how they all perform relative to each other.

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A couple of weeks ago, GIGABYTE very kindly sent in one of its latest and greatest graphics cards: the GIGABYTE G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. It's a veritable behemoth of a GPU, which you'd expect given that the GTX 1080 is the most powerful single GPU card available to gamers today.

Amongst all the drama of E3 and everything else, I've been putting the card through its paces. So if you're in the market for a GTX 1080 and you're wondering how GIGABYTE's card fares, you've come to the right place.

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While all everyone was wrapped up in E3 and the excitement around New Video Games, there was a ton of drama in the tech world when it came to graphics cards.

EVGA has since come out and taken a stance on the matter, declaring to all consumers that "What You See Is What You Get". But what exactly is going on?

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It's Computex week, which means one thing: it's time to talk tech. Computex is the largest technology trade show and vendor conference in the world, running for five days across various buildings, conference halls, VIP rooms and hotel suites throughout Taipei, Taiwan.

But this week's particularly important for gamers, because it marks the launch of the first generation of graphics cards on new manufacturing process. For NVIDIA, that means talking about Pascal. And for it's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, that means talking about PC games.

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Nvidia's newest graphics card is -- again -- its most powerful, its most energy efficient, and its best for next-generation gaming in virtual reality and in Ultra HD resolutions. It's also surprisingly cheap internationally, and unsurprisingly expensive in Australia. But price aside, if you do happen to pick up a new GTX 1080-based card either from Nvidia or any of its manufacturing partners, you'll get yourself an extremely powerful and future-proofed card that also serves as a great bellweather for what will be a very important year in graphics technology.