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In 2023, AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 7700 and 7800 XT graphics cards, both midrange options at midrange prices. Now that we are a couple of months from that, pricing and availability have stabilized such that you can get the 7800 XT under $500 now. However, with this availability, the question becomes, is this the right GPU for you and your Read more...
A new study by UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience proposes that generative AI can help explain both the human imagination and memory formation. The study utilized an AI computational model, also known as a generative neural network, to simulate how neural networks in the human brain learn from and remember a... Read more...
Today's Consumer Electronics Show marks the first time in three years that AMD hasn't brought a whole new lineup of mobile CPUs to Las Vegas. That's not because AMD doesn't have new mobile CPUs, rather the company already launched them just last month. The Hawk Point mobile processors, which are essentially Phoenix... Read more...
HP Omen Transcend 16 Gaming Laptop (Starts at $1,699, as tested $2,199.99) HP's Omen Transcend 16 is a mid-sized but thin and very clean 16-inch gaming laptop with just a few caveats, and it should be on your short list to consider. Gorgeous design Great gaming and content creation performance Fast, crisp display Easy... Read more...
Meteor Lake, the first-generation "Core Ultra" processors, will be Intel's first "disaggregated" or chiplet-based CPUs. The launch of these important chips is less than a month away, and Intel is continuing to drip-feed details to the press and the public. The latest news comes from a video posted to the "Intel... Read more...
Everyone loves an underdog, especially when the very premise is wrapped up in a paradox of sorts. Intel has been one of the largest technology companies for decades, having pioneered much of what we take for granted today with PC processors. However, Intel's entry into the PC graphics card market has put it in a... Read more...
Valve's Steam Deck is a handheld gaming device that has forever changed PC gaming on-the-go. While it's still a slick, fun device as we approach its second birthday, gamers always want for more performance. The Steam Deck 2 isn't coming any time soon, however, so what are users supposed to do to maximize their... Read more...
Google Pixel Tablet And Charging Speaker Dock: Starting at $499 (128GB) The Google Pixel Tablet combines the portability of a thin slate PC with the functionality of a smart home hub thanks to its included dock, with a lot of great use case options on tap for consumers. Bright And Vibrant Display Included Charging... Read more...
Acer Predator BiFrost Arc A770 OC 16GB: MSRP - $399; Street Price - $319 (As Low As $289) Acer's take on Intel's Arc A770 GPU is the fastest and flashiest Arc card around, and you won't pay a premium for it when it's on-sale -- which is often. Complete Feature Set Solid Performance-per-Dollar Impressive XeSS... Read more...
All Hallows' Eve might be when the kids go out trick-or-treating, but the night before this night is when we all bob for Apples. In a spooky themed, online-only event, Apple CEO Tim Cook led a cavalcade of corporate VPs announcing a new family of processors named M3 and a series of Macs sporting the latest in Apple... Read more...
Intel Core i9-14900K - $589, Intel i7-14700K- $409, Intel Core i5-14600K - $319 Intel’s 14th Gen Core “Raptor Lake Refresh” processors fit in the same socket as 13th Gen CPUs, but crank up the clocks, in some cases cores, and power.   High Performance Single Thread Leadership More Cores... Read more...
While Intel's Arc Alchemist series is almost exclusively known for the Arc A750and Arc A770, which aremidrange gaming GPUs, there are several other members of the family. There's now another model you can get at retail: the Arc A310. The A310 technically launched late last year, right alongside the A750, but it was an... Read more...
GoPro is bringing the heat to the likes of DJI and Insta360 with its new Hero 12 Black. While it doesn't offer any major changes in optics, it packs some fantastic pro- and creator-focused features and performance capabilities than before. California-based GoPro just announced a new Hero 12 Black action camera with... Read more...
Surpriseexactly as rumored, AMD has just announced its mid-range RDNA 3 Radeon graphics cards. They've been a long time coming. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT launched way back in December of last year, more than nine months ago at this point. For the one-tier-down GPUs to have taken this long is quite unusual... Read more...
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D: As Configured TBD - Likely $3,599+  The AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D powered ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D gaming laptop, with its GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, is the most powerful mobile PC gaming platform in the world currently. EBeastly Performance Enhanced Efficiency Multi-Threaded Leader Attractive... Read more...
MSI RadiX AXE6600 Wi-Fi 6E Router - MSRP $349 (Currently $285) MSI's flagship router offers more than enough wireless performance and capacity for gamers and to keep up with a modern many-device home. Whole-house Wireless Coverage  Configurable LED lighting (including an off switch) Easy-to-use software... Read more...
As is customary when there's a graphics card released, PC makers unveil system configurations featuring the shiny new part, which in this case is NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4060. The boutique builders at Maingear used the affordable GPU launch as a springboard for all-new entry level MG-1 Silver gaming PCs, including Shroud... Read more...
The Pixel 8 series will introduce the third generation of its in-house built Tensor chipset and a new specifications leak has us excited for what's to come, including ray tracing support, AV1 encoding, and UFS 4.0 (finally). Google began using its own SoC called Tensor in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, then... Read more...
A Japanese tech site recently published a review of the NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada graphics card. The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFFis a pleasingly compact and low-power card, which doesn't even need an auxiliary power connector (due to its 70W TDP). However, this doesn't mean that the RTX 4000 SFF graphics card has no teeth. The... Read more...
By now, loyal HotHardware readers are surely familiar with the AV1 codec. After all, hardware companies like Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA have all done their share to promote use of the codec, which is supported by the latest graphics processors from all three companies. The problem was that the biggest beneficiaries of a... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D - $449 MSRP The new Ryzen 7 7800X3D is an 8-core / 16-thread processor with 64MB of 3D V-Cache that offers class-leading PC gaming performance at much lower power than the competition.   Stellar Gaming Performance Low Power Consumption "Overclocking" Difficulties Sometimes Trails 7700X Back in late February,... Read more...
MSI Titan GT77 HX: As Configured - NA, 13980HX+4090 - $5,841 The newest MSI Titan GT77 HX gaming laptop for 2023 is powered by the latest Intel and NVIDIA mobile hardware and puts up exemplary benchmark scores. Extraordinary Performance Fantastic Keyboard Excellent Display Tons Of IO Attractive Chassis Hefty Price... Read more...
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