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NVIDIA, picking up on the reality that most PC users don't have the absolute latest in tech, have announced at CES a revamp of their Geforce Now service, which will let anyone with a PC or Mac stream games from "a Pascal PC in the cloud" (Pascal is the name given to the technology found on graphics cards like the Titan).

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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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When AMD and NVIDIA showed off their brand new graphics cards earlier this year, it was all about virtual reality. The best of the best. Buttery smooth frame rates at 1440p and beyond.

That's all well and good, but not if you're someone who only has a few hundred dollars to spend or you want to build a PC on a console-equivalent budget. As the months have passed, however, both companies have lifted the veil on their budget offerings. And earlier this week under embargo, NVIDIA did precisely that when they announced the GeForce GTX 1050.

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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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It's been a fun year if you're in the market for a new graphics card. But there's been a clear divide between the two main manufacturers this year. AMD has been chasing people who want to spend under $500 for a new card, while NVIDIA has been squarely aiming at the higher end of the market.

But NVIDIA was never going to let AMD have the bottom end of the market to themselves. And that's become increasingly obvious today, with information leaking out about a GeForce GTX 1050.

Shared from Gizmodo

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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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Earlier this year NVIDIA announced they would be bringing their in-game photography tech, Ansel, to a whole range of games as the year rolled out. It's incredibly cool, and you can take some remarkably gorgeous shots with it.

Alternatively, you can be a massive dickhead like me and check out everyone's dental work.

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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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A lot of PC gamers had a pretty miserable time when they loaded up No Man's Sky over the weekend. And while some .ini tweaks and messing about in the options has fixed problems for many, there are still plenty of issues.

But AMD and NVIDIA have finally come to the rescue, with both manufacturers releasing their game ready drivers for the space sandbox in the last 24 hours.