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There can't really be any doubt at this point: AI is going to change all of our lives, and there's no going back from here. Still, there's quite a bit of debate over exactly how it's going to happen. If you listen to hardware vendors like AMD and Intel, they'll tell you that you absolutely need to upgrade your... Read more...
Alienware m16 R2 Gaming Laptop: Starts at $1,499, as tested $1,849 Dell has reimagined its new mid-sized Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop, and the result is a more efficient yet still potent, Intel Meteor Lake-powered beauty. Clean Understated Design Solid, Balanced Performance Quality Keyboard... Read more...
At Intel Vision 2024, CEO Pat Gelsinger got up on stage to tell the live audience both in Phoenix and on the internet about Intel's vision for its role in the AI-powered future. He talked about many things, including the upcoming Gaudi 3 AI accelerators as well as revealing the name of the next-generation Xeon CPUs:... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 - Starting MSRP $1,899, Currently On Sale For $1,499 The 16-inch Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 is powered by Intel's latest Meteor Lake platform, features a giant trackpad, a beautiful AMOLED display, a 360 degree display hinge and fantastic battery life. Good CPU performance for the form... Read more...
It's been nigh on nine months since Jeff Kampman from Intel's Graphics Technical Marketing team raised the question: does AMD's 3D V-Cache actually help that much if you're not running a top-end graphics card? Well, we've been busy and haven't had time until just recently to get the testing done, but now we have and... Read more...
Dell XPS 16 (2024): Starting @ $1,699, $3,399 As Tested The Dell XPS 16 is a premium laptop with a polarizing design that is well suited to many uses cases, but its price point could give some consumers pause. Gorgeous But Polarizing Design Large, Stunning OLED Panel Solid Battery Life Discrete GPU Delivers Gaming And... Read more...
PNY CS3150 XLR8 1TB: Price As Tested $185 PNY's CS3150 1TB SSD has one of the best coolers we've seen on a PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it trails in regard to write performance versus 2TB drives. Good Reading Performance 1TB and 2TB Models Available Cooler Is Low-Profile And Uses USB Header Connector Three Different Themes To... Read more...
Razer Iskur V2 Gaming Chair: MSRP $649 Razer's Iskur V2 gaming chair is easy to assemble and offers an adjustable built-in lumbar support system that can pay off if you take the time to find your sweet spot. Sleek Design 4D Adjustable Armrests Looks And Feels Premium Generous Recline Angle (Up To 152 Degrees)... Read more...
TerraMaster F2-212: Starting at $169.99 The TerraMaster F2-212 is a great entry-level NAS that can add terabytes of reliable storage to your home network. Excellent price Great media server with hardware 4K transcoding Easy setup and management Single 1Gb LAN Port No expandability Limited software add-ons Drive bays... Read more...
Some people have claimed that AI is a fad, or a flash in the pan. It's easy to understand the perspective; the hype around the explosion of generative AI feels similar to the hype around previous fads, like 3D TVs or the metaverse. AI isn't a fad, though. It is already transforming every single part of the tech... Read more...
Intel Core i9-14900KS: MSRP $699 Intel just released its fastest desktop processor yet, the 24-core / 32-thread Core i9-14900KS, which is capable of running at up to a blistering 6.2GHz. Single-Thread Dominance Great Overall Performance Drop-In For Existing Platforms Highest Clocked CPU To Date Powerful Cooler Is A Must Outgoing Platform High... Read more...
Maingear ZERO Legendary Boost Gaming PC: As Configured - $3,389 @ Maingear The culmination of over a decade of design, Maingear's ZERO moves critical connectors to the back of the motherboard, giving it the cleanest looks of any computer we've reviewed to date. Beautiful Build With Back-Side Connectors Unconventional... Read more...
OnePlus Watch 2: Starting at $299.99 The OnePlus Watch 2 brings great performance and elegant design, with a WearOS hybrid setup that also ensures long battery life. Bright, sharp display Multiple days of battery life Sleek steel design Runs Google's WearOS Only available in a beefy 47mm size Missing some health and... Read more...
Dell Precision 7875 Tower Workstation: As Configured - $31,065 at Dell.com Dell's Precision 7875 Tower Workstation is a regular-sized PC that packs in server-class power, giving it the capability to dunk on previous-genn systems in rendering, scientific computing, and of course, machine learning workloads. Incredible... Read more...
Lenovo Legion Go (starts at $699, as tested $749) Lenovo's entry into the handheld PC gaming device space has great performance for its size, solid battery life, and a beautiful display.  Beautiful, high-resolution screen Comfortable controllers Good performance for a handheld PC Low-power battery life, including streaming, is great Innovative... Read more...
MSI Aegis RS 14th: Price As Tested $2,100 MSI Aegis RS 14th Gen desktops gaming PCs are priced competitively and are built around MSI's enthusiast-class components that are designed to work together seamlessly. Priced Fairly Uses MSI's Standard Components Solid Performance, Well-Balanced Build Balanced Fans Speed /... Read more...
ASRock Radeon RX 7900 GRE Steel Legend: MSRP $549 The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE originally launched in China, but recent changes in the GPU market spurred the "legendary" release of this great new GPU option from ASRock and others.. Good Perf Per Dollar 16GB Of VRAM Good Overclocker Quiet Operation Dedicated Lighting... Read more...
Crucial T705: MSRP 2TB for $399, With Heatsink $439 The Crucial T705 NVMe SSD packs Micron's latest NAND flash memory, fresh firmware tweaks, and Phison's E26 controller, to offer class-leading performance. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Top Performance In Trace-Based Tests Not Always Fastest In Random 4K... Read more...
In the age of AI, companies are looking to get their hands on large amounts of diverse data to train models on, so they become more useable and proficient. In the case of OpenAI, this means scraping the internet for content to train up ChatGPT, at least up through 2021. However, there is money to be made here as... Read more...
Dell Precision 7960 And 5860 Workstations: As Configured - $19,972 and $9,988 Respectively Dell Precision 7960 and 5860 workstations bring professional Xeon W and NVIDIA RTX firepower to chew through complex engineering and creative workloads Flagship Intel Xeon W 3400 And 2400 Series CPUs Support Quad-GPU And... Read more...
MSI Spatium M570 Pro: 2TB for $329 The MSI Spatium M570 Pro is a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with class-leading performance and an integrated cooler that (literally) towers over the competition. Excellent Performance Native PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency Great For Gamers Price Premium Not Suitable For PS5 MSI has consistently... Read more...
ADATA Legend 970 PCIe Gen 5 SSD: Currently $339 (2TB) The  Competitive Overall Performance Great Game Level Loads PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency, Good Responsiveness Negative Notes Audible Active Cooler Price Premium At this point in time, PCIe 5.0 SSDs have been around for while, and we've already evaluated... Read more...
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