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AMD’s unreleased Ryzen 7 7845HX laptop processor has appeared in PassMark’s laptop CPU performance charts. The Dragon Range processor, which mixes Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics, hasn’t quietly slipped into the PassMark rankings, it boldly sits right at the top of the chart with a score of 46,791. To put some... Read more...
Leaked images of a purported Intel Granite Rapids Xeon 9000 CPU socket have been put under close scrutiny. It is estimated that the socket is a massive 1.7X larger than the current gen Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon 8000 CPU socket, but this is understandable given that the new socket has 61% more pins. Next gen... Read more...
The purported tech specs of AMD’s A620 entry-level chipset for Ryzen 7000 series CPUs have been charted by Twitter leakster Chi11eddog. We all expected the step-down from B650 to be significant, but with the slashing of PCIe 5 support and removal of CPU overclocking functionality, AMD will have cut the feature set too... Read more...
Heavyweight Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons that 2023 is going to be a quiet year for iPads, meaning consumers won’t be inspired to part with their cash on this iconic tablet family over the coming months. However, this year could be the calm before the storm, with the first foldable iPads arriving in 2024, said... Read more...
Previous rumors have suggested that AMD could boost its GPU portfolio by adding a stack of 3D V-Cache, a performance enhancing technique established with its Ryzen CPUs. Now, an engineer with access to micrographic infrared imaging equipment has discovered that the existing Radeon RX 7900 XT GPU appears to be 3D... Read more...
Seagate has just released its Q2 2023 financials, and it shared a selection of slides about its storage technology plans among the materials published for investors. In particular, we were interested to note that the iconic storage firm is still busy developing its hard disk drive (HDD) technologies and a new roadmap... Read more...
The Nintendo 64’s iconic James Bond FPS adventure, GoldenEye 007, is due to be released on modern platforms tomorrow with support for modern standards such as widescreen 16:9 and 4K Ultra HD depending on platform. From Friday, January 27, the remastered title will become available worldwide on Nintendo Switch plus... Read more...
There are many examples of why buyers should beware if they are considering perusing the used market for graphics cards. However, sellers of used, and possibly abused, old graphics cards have hit upon a new technique to deceive GPU hungry folk—painting memory chips to make them look factory fresh. After prolonged... Read more...
Late last year, OnePlus teased that it was preparing a “new and exciting” entry into the PC mechanical keyboard market. We shared some brief details of the project, but what we had was big on designer discussion yet small on details and images. Now, thanks to a new official video teaser, we have a much better idea of... Read more...
NVIDIA’s refreshed GeForce RTX 3060 Ti model, with the spec boosted by the provision of faster GDDR6X memory chips, has appeared online in its first review. Polish tech site ITHardware got the scoop, after acquiring a KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X 1-Click OC model. However, in the extensive set of tests it has run... Read more...
  Cooler Master CK720 keyboard - Starting MSRP $99 Cooler Master released a new 65% mechanical keyboard that looks almost identical to a model it released this summer. However, this new deck is built for enthusiasts and it opens up the world of hot-swap keyswitches to Cooler Master keyboard users for the first... Read more...
The so-called liquid metal thermal compounds are well regarded for their heat conductivity, but they come with extra hazards. They are thus not the best choice for novice or nervous PC DIYers. This fact is illustrated very clearly by a graphics card sent to overclocker Roman “der8auer” Hartung, which was in a very... Read more...
The performance of the upcoming, but officially unconfirmed, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti comes into the spotlight again today. An eminent GPU leaker has asserted that the upcoming Ada Lovelace architecture graphics card will perform on a very similar level as the existing Ampere architecture RTX 3070. We are also... Read more...
An unbranded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 built into a blower-style cooling shroud has been put through a handful of tests by a PC enthusiast. Redditor BottleneckEvader shared a variety of images of the graphics card, a few sys-info screenshots, and a pair of 3DMark tests. His summary is that this 2-slot curiosity might... Read more...
NVIDIA has allegedly reconfigured its yet-to-be-announced GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card with a lower TDP, according to seasoned Twitter-based GPU leaker Kopite7kimi. Instead of a 220W or 200W TDP, the hot money is now on the RTX 4060 Ti coming with a significantly lower 160W TDP. That’s a 20% lower TDP than the... Read more...
Cases and cooling specialist Fractal Design has confirmed that buyers of its sleek Ridge small form factor (SFF) case may have issues using the bundled PCIe Gen 4.0 riser card. The firm is busy working on a solution for full PCIe 4.0 compatibility, but those with systems showing signs of instability when running in... Read more...
A photo of a graphics card PCB with an NVIDIA AD103-301 GPU installed has been shared on a Chinese language tech forum. The image is clear enough to make out the GPU model number moderately easily and, if genuine, shows the PCB in a new breed of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards on the way from NVIDIA’s partners. The... Read more...
Preorders for laptops powered by NVIDIA’s most potent Ada Lovelace architecture GPUs will start a week ahead of the official launch date, a leak has revealed. At CES 2023 earlier this month, NVIDIA said that devices packing the high-end GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Laptop GPUs will become available from February 8... Read more...
Mini PC specialist, Minisforum, has released its newest Neptune series computer. The new Minisforum HX99G has a lot in common with the HX90G we reviewed last November, as you might guess from the single digit model name increment. However, there’s more to it than a Ryzen 9 6900HX upgrade. It also offers faster DDR5... Read more...
A group of people familiar with Apple's design projects say that the Cupertino tech giant's engineers are "actively engaged" in adding touchscreen technology to Mac computers. Some may be surprised by the news, as iconic Apple founder Steve Jobs once described the prospect of touchscreens on Macs as "ergonomically... Read more...
European systems builder XMG has revealed pre-order configuration and pricing options for its NEO 16 (E23) gaming laptop. This powerful portable system comes with a multitude of GeForce RTX 40 series GPU options, and XMG has been gracious enough to illustrate what each step up the GPU upgrade path will cost you. The... Read more...
The first purported images showing NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card packaging have emerged, and they depict what appears to be the inside and outside of a Founders Edition reference model carton. NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 remains unannounced, despite whispers that it would make an appearance at CES 2023. However, the... Read more...
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