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As we saw in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship consumer graphics card based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture is an immensely powerful and capable GPU, with a beefy 16GB of GDDR6 memory to boot. Not content to stick with stock performance, however, AMD's hardware partners... Read more...
One of AMD's hardware partners appears to have tipped the company's hand with regards to the upcoming Radeon RX 6700. While nothing has been announced yet, leaks and rumors surrounding the non-XT variant have been swirling for several months, some of which suggested the card will debut with 12GB of GDDR6 memory. An... Read more...
Ever since AMD introduced its Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 desktop processors and X570 platform in 2019, weve been seeing a steady stream of PCIe 4.0-based SSDs flood the market. The first PCIe 4.0 SSDs featured sequential read speeds that topped 5GB/sec, which far outpaced the fastest PCIe 3.0 SSDs available at the time. Over... Read more...
The latest generation MacBook Pro and MacBook Air represent a major departure from past modelsthey are the first ones to incorporate Apple's own custom M1 silicon, in place of the Intel x86 CPUs the company had been sourcing for the past 15 years. It is the beginning of a new era. You would not know it at first... Read more...
Finding a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 in stock and at MSRP (or thereabouts) is virtually impossible at the moment, and NVIDIA warns that demand is likely to exceed supply into next year. Bummer. However, it is a different situation if buying a pre-built PC. Case in point, Dell just upgraded its Alienware... Read more...
You are probably aware of the philosophical thought experiment that asks, 'If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?', and we are not here to provide an answer. However, we can say that spinning fans make noise. In search of silence, Palit opted to do away with them on its... Read more...
XFX caught some heat (pun intended) when its Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II first landed because it was reported to run hotter and louder than some of the other custom cooled models on the market. While we have not tested XFX's variants, the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra model uses a different cooler that does a much... Read more...
A newly leaked batch of press renders is making the rounds, and the speculation is they show XFX's upcoming Radeon RX 5500 THICC II graphics card. That has not been confirmed, but this batch of renders looks different than recently leaked ones that showed XFX's also upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III model. The... Read more...
Intel earlier this week officially announced its new Cascade Lake-X family of HEDT processors that will be marketed under the Core-X brand. The processors are built on the tried and true 14nm++ manufacturing process and will be going head-to-head with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors (at least... Read more...
If Paul Revere was still around and he was into PC gaming, he would be storming the streets yelling, "Custom Navi cards are coming!" We already know this, of course, because AMD has already indicated that its hardware partners will launch custom Navi models starting around the middle of August. Ahead of the... Read more...
HP is laying claim to having the world's first dual screen gaming laptop with its new Omen X 2S, a 15-inch notebook with a main display up top and a smaller screen that sits above the keyboard. It is not a totally new conceptRazer tried something similar several years agobut it is one that has some interesting utility for gamers. The Read more...
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is not a cheap graphics card by any stretch of the imaginationNVIDIA charges $1,199 for its overclocked Founders Edition, and set the MSRP for reference models at $999. Hardware partners are free to customize the card and charge what they want, and for Colorful, that meant designing a unique... Read more...
Brace yourself, Radeon RX 590 graphics cards are coming. There is zero doubt about that at this point, even though AMD's upcoming Polaris refresh is still not official. It will be soon, and in the meantime, we're seeing more and more related leaks. The latest one is a set of press images depicting Sapphire's Radeon RX... Read more...
Gigabyte is all over the GeForce RTX launch, including models that will be sold under its Aorus gaming brand. The company has finally provided a first look at one of those cards, the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G, and also revealed several upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti product models. Let's... Read more...
Do you think maybe NVIDIA's add-in board partners are excited about the company's GeForce RTX 2000 series launch? You better believe it. Unlike everyone else, NVIDIA's hardware partners have known about finalized specs for a long time so they could prepare custom cards at launch. EVGA in particular has unveiled no... Read more...
ASUS unveiled a barrage of new products at Computex today, including a couple of gaming laptops under its enthusiast Republic of Games (ROG) brand. The new ROG Strix Hero II (GL504) and Strix SCAR II are built around a powerful combination of six-core Intel 8th generation Core i7 (Coffee Lake) processor options and... Read more...
Well, it's official folksASRock, the former ASUS subsidiary that grew to become a veritable rival in the motherboard market, has expanded its reach into the graphics card sector as previously teased with the launch of its Phantom Gaming series. At least initially, ASRock's focus is on "a strong line of AMD Radeon RX... Read more...
For whatever reason, NVIDIA does not want its hardware partners overclocking the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti at the factory. This is probably to prevent closing the performance gap between (and cannibalizing sales of) it and the GeForce GTX 1080, though interestingly enough, NVIDIA said it designed the 1070 Ti with... Read more...
It has taken a bit, but we are starting to see more custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards emerge. One of the newest is from Gigabtye. The company has officially launched its Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, which as the model name suggests is an overclocked variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64, with 8GB of second generation... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards, we haven't seen much [yet] as far as custom boards go. Sure, we've seen a custom board from ASUS and Gigabyte's Radeon RX Vega 64 GAMING OC, but that's about it. Thankfully, the folks over at XFX are teasing an upcoming Radeon RX Vega card, and it's quite... Read more...
Intel launched its 8th generation Core desktop processors based on Coffee Lake architecture last week, and the hardware community quickly embrace the new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. We already seen what MSI has to offer on the motherboard front for these Coffee Lake processors, and now the enthusiast hardware... Read more...
Acer wasted no time pouncing on Intel's 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh (Kaby Lake-R) processor lineup for ultrabooks and other thin and light systems. These new processor options are the foundation for Acer's next-generation Swift, Spin, and Switch models, and specifically the Swift 5 (ultralight), Spin 5... Read more...
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