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In the realm of AMD graphics hardware, Navi 21 XTX is its big gun, though it has a GPU that is even better. That would be the Navi 21 XTXH. While they are essentially the same, the "H" model is specially binned to offer even better performance, and AMD's hardware partners have been implanting it into premium tier cards. Case in point, the new ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT is powered by a Navi 21 XTXH GPU, just like PowerColor's Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate. Further cementing its niche status, the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT sports a hybrid cooling solution. A full-coverage cold plate brings the chill of liquid to the GPU die and memory, which flows through miles of tubing... Read more...
We are just days away from Intel unveiling its high powered Tiger Lake-H stack, which will offer more cores and threads than its existing Tiger Lake-H35 lineup. Intel's hardware partners are evidentially excited about the big day. ASUS, for example, continues to tease a new Zephyrus laptop built around the upcoming CPUs, and an HP ZBook Studio also with Tiger Lake-H inside has found its way to a benchmarking database. Starting with the former, the ASUS ROG team teased an unveiling on Twitter, scheduled for May 11 at 8:00 am ET (11:00 am PT). It also erected an accompanying portal with a countdown timer, with Intel's branding and the words, "For those who dare, unleash the Tiger inside." That's... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be discussing AMD's current success, its stellar earnings and how the company is kicking so much tail versus its competitors... Show Notes: 06:55 - Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 Laptops On The Prowl With Tiger Lake And AMOLED Displays 07:56 - Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey Gaming Laptop Combines Tiger Lake-H And GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 09:57 - Falcon Northwest Talon Review: Killer Bird Of Prey Gaming PC 13:18 - Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Review: Eclipsing Surface Pro 18:16 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop 25:10 - AMD Q1 2021 Earnings Shatter Multiple Records As Data Center Sales Skyrocket... Read more...
Following a bevy of leaks and rumors, ASUS on Tuesday confirmed it is launching at least one gaming laptop (and more likely, several models) based on Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake-H processors, two weeks from now—the big unveil is set for May 11, at 8:00 am ET (11:00 am PT). That means Intel will be revealing its more potent Tiger Lake-H stack around the same time. Intel announced Tiger Lake-H at CES earlier this year, but so far has only actually released Tiger Lake in UP3 (U-series) and H35 form, spanning 2-core/4-thread and 4-core/8-thread SKUs. There are some potent options for sure, but the upcoming Tiger Lake-H stack will offer up 8-core/16-thread options for high powered laptops, particularly... Read more...
Ethereum mining seems to be all the rage these days, and companies like NVIDIA are looking to cash in on the crypto mining gold rush. In February, NVIDIA announced its Crypto Mining Processor (CMP) HX family of dedicated Ethereum cards, with hash rates ranging from 26 MH/s for the CMP 30HX up to 80 MH/s for the CMP 90HX. According to NVIDIA, in the middle lays the CMP 40HX, which has a stated hash rate of 36 MH/s. However, the performance of an alleged prototype ASUS CMP 40HX card has been revealed, and it is shaping up to be quite impressive. VideoCardz was sent an image of a rig featuring not one but eight ASUS CMP 40HX cards. And instead of puttering along at the official 36 MH/s hash rate,... Read more...
At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled the ROG Zephyrus G14, which as its name implies is a 14" gaming notebook. It was our first experience with Zen 2-based APUs from AMD, particularly the 35-Watt Ryzen 9 4900HS. That processor had eight cores with AMD's best CPU architecture at the time, and despite the thin design and tight thermal budget of the G14, the performance of both the Ryzen APU and the included GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q really knocked our socks off. The system was relatively light, possessed performance that far exceeded its weight class, and was quite eye-catching with its unique, perforated lid design. Fast-forward a year, and we're looking at the updated ROG Zephyrus G15, launched at this... Read more...
As we said last week, Amazon is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to unreleased 11th generation Tiger Lake-H-based laptops, especially those coming from ASUS. On Friday, we saw the TUF Gaming F17, and today brings our first look at the TUF Gaming Dash F15. While previous leaks have shown off high-performance members of the Tiger Lake-H family, the TUF Gaming Dash F15 uses an entry-level Core i5-11300H processor. According to Intel, the Core i5-11300H is a quad-core, 8-thread processor with a base clock of 3.1GHz and a turbo clock of 4.4GHz. It supports a maximum of 64GB DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4x-4267 memory. Also integrated into the processor is an Iris Xe GPU clocked at 1.3GHz with 80 EUs.... Read more...
Mining cryptocurrency is just one small part of the problem that plagues the semiconductor industry related to chip shortages, with the increased demand for GPU compute power. However, NVIDIA has been catering to this market in hopes of alleviating demand pressure on gaming graphics cards with its CMP HX family of cards. The company's OEM partners have gotten in on the crypto fun as well of course. Last week, Gigabyte officially announced its CMP 30HX mining card complete with an abbreviated three month limited warranty. Mining is hard on cards, so manufacturers aren't lining up to extend warranties as long as graphics cards designed for gaming purposes. The CMP 30HX is based on NVIDIA's... Read more...
Amazon just can't seem to help itself when it comes to leaking unreleased ASUS gaming laptops. Over the past week, we've seen the ROG Zephyrus M16 leak on multiple occasions, and now it's time for the TUF Gaming F17 FX706 to get its [early] time in the spotlight. The leak comes via Amazon's Italian-language shopping site and details an Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H processor paired with 16GB of DDR4 memory. The Core i7-11800H is a 45-watt processor (configurable) with a base clock of 2.4GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 4.6GHz. Its all-core clock can allegedly reach up to 4.2GHz. The processor also features 8 cores and 16 threads, thanks to HyperThreading technology. The TUF Gaming F17 FX706... Read more...
A couple of incomplete listings that popped up on Amazon in China last week tipped the pending launch of a new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop line, powered by Intel's unreleased Tiger Lake-H processor line. Well, the listings have now been updated with what look to be official press renders, including the front shot you see above. The M16 rocks a 16-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio and 94 percent screen-to-body ratio. There are two screen options, including WUXGA (1920x1200) and WQXGA (2560x1600). Configurations built around the WUXGA display option will be able to hit a zippy 165Hz refresh rate, while the WQXGA panel will go to 144Hz, which is still fast. Even high end hardware will have trouble... Read more...
A month ago, AMD confirmed that many 500 Series motherboards were having problems with USB connectivity. The issues were long documented on the AMD subreddit, but it was comforting news from Ryzen enthusiasts to hear that AMD finally had their backs regarding this annoyance. ASUS today announced that it uploaded new AGESA 1.2.0.2 BIOS updates for its AMD 500 Series motherboards which should hopefully resolve any lingering issues with USB functionality. Obtaining the new AGESA 1.2.0.2 BIOS for your motherboard is relatively simple, as you need to just visit ASUS' support website and select Motherboards. Then select your Product Series and Product Model. Next, click "Driver & Utility" under... Read more...
ASUS has a new laptop on the way, and it is shaping up to be an exciting entry in the company's gaming hardware portfolio. An incomplete listing for the ROG Zephyrus M16 was spotted over at Amazon China, and it is rocking Intel's still unofficially launched Tiger Lake-H processors. The ROG Zephyrus M16 will come with a 16-inch 16:10 display and a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio. Two resolutions are offered, with base systems getting a 1920x1200 (WUXGA) display, while the next step up is a 2560x1600 (WQXGA) -- both with a 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive Sync. The flagship display option will be a 2560x1600 panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. To keep those displays happy, enthusiasts will reportedly... Read more...
We have some good news in store for folks out there firmly in the AMD camp concerning gaming hardware. ASUS is reportedly developing a version of its incoming 2021 ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop that will feature AMD's brawny Ryzen 9 5900HX Zen 3 APU and the unannounced Radeon RX 6800M processor. The Ryzen 9 5900HX is an 8-core/16-thread mobile Zen 3 processor with a base clock of 3.3GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.6GHz. While it has a default TDP of 45 watts, it can be configured by a laptop OEM from as low as 35 watts to as high as 54 watts. It also includes an integrated Radeon Vega 8 GPU for low-end gaming laptops that forgo discrete graphics to save board space and promote power efficiency.... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Chris and Dave step through the performance and value proposition of AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT, explore the ASUS ROG Phone 5 beastly gaming phone, tease the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, catch a few yuks over Intel's new anti-Apple Mac ads and run down the top headlines from this past week is computing tech... Show Notes: 09:03 - Samsung SSD 980 Review: Affordable NVMe PC Storage 14:03 - Behold The Sweet Rock Pi X Powered Serene Screen Aquarium And How To Build One 20:07 - Intel Reveals 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S CPUs With A Major Throttle-Up In Performance 25:01 - Intel Nabs Former Apple Pitchman Justin Long To Rip... Read more...
The ASUS ROG Phone family has always been synonymous with squeezing the most performance out the Android smartphone platform and more specifically Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processing platforms. If you've been keeping tabs on the ROG phone line-up, you're probably aware that ASUS recently unveiled its 5th gen ROG Phone 5, and it's based on Qualcomm's powerful new Snapdragon 888 mobile SoC. With big gains claimed in both standard compute and graphics workloads, versus Qualcomm's previous gen Snapdragon 865, the ASUS ROG Phone 5 provides for an interesting vehicle to look at what should prove to be absolute top-end performance for flagship Android phones in the weeks and months ahead. We've... Read more...
Exactly a week ago, AMD held a press event to unveil the Radeon RX 6700 XT, the newest and most affordable member of the Radeon RX 6000 series. That will be the case until the non-XT variant arrives, which AMD opted not to announce during the event. It's coming, though, and it appears ASUS is ready with at least two custom versions. That's according to a new entry at the Eurasian Economic Commission website. In the past, there have been numerous leaks tied to the EEC website, as hardware makers register their upcoming products, including in some instances unannounced graphics cards. That is the case here—take a look... Source: EEC According to the list, ASUS has registered a pair of Radeon... Read more...
During a livestreamed launch event today, ASUS formally introduced the world to its ROG Phone 5, the latest version of its excellent gaming phone series. For this round, ASUS once again upped the ante, this time with several key upgrades, including up to a generous 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and an even faster 144Hz refresh rate display. Some of you reading this might be thinking the idea of a 'gaming phone' is little more than a gimmick. And to be fair, it sometimes can be, depending on the specific phone being talking about. But in our hands-on time with past ROG Phones like the ROG Phone 3 we reviewed last year, we have come to appreciate what ASUS and its Republic of Gamers division have accomplished.... Read more...
According to ASUS, the ROG Phone 5 will launch this week, but the company has been mum on the smartphone's official specifications. However, SK hynix has spilled the beans early on at least one SKU for the smartphone. In a press release issued this morning, SK hynix touted that it has begun mass production of 18GB LPDDR5 for mobile applications. According to the company, the memory will run at 6,400Mbps, which is 20 percent faster than its previous LPDDR5 modules.  However, the big reveal came when SK hynix stated that the first 18GB LPDDR5 modules would land in the "upcoming 'Republic of Gamers (ROG) 5' gaming smartphone," which is something that ASUS hasn't even announced at... Read more...
If you have a juicy secret you're just dying to tell someone, you better not whisper it ASUS, not if you want it to remain a secret. For example, let's say your name is "NVIDIA" and you are readying a new addition to your GeForce RTX 30 series, like a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. Then let's say you gave ASUS a heads up, which in turn plastered the new SKU on its website in public view. Oops! In case you have not guessed it, that is not a hypothetical situation. NVIDIA is rumored to be prepping a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, and short of a direct confirmation from Team Green, ASUS appears to have let the cat out of the bag in reference to its 2021-model TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop—the unreleased SKU appears... Read more...
AMD is going to unveil at least one new graphics card this week, which is almost certainly going to be the Radeon RX 6700 XT. Rumor has it the non-XT model will not make an appearance, though we will have to wait and see (and not very long—the unveiling is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 3). Ahead of the official launch, legitimate looking press renders have emerged, showcasing two custom models from ASUS. The one you see above is said to be the ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT TUF Gaming OC. While no official details are yet available, AMD essentially (and inadvertently) confirmed last week that the Radeon RX 6700 XT will sport a Navi 22 GPU inside. The rare slip-up on AMD's part came by way... Read more...
In our experience, the ROG Phone family from ASUS has transcended gimmicky features and continuously delivered a true gaming-oriented experience, both in the hardware and software, and through an ecosystem of supplementary accessories (like a dual-screen dock). So, we are pretty excited to learn ASUS is getting ready to launch the ROG Phone 5 next month. What the heck happened to the ROG Phone 4? Is it hanging out with Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies? Not exactly—the number "4" is considered unlucky in some East Asian cultures, sort of how the number "13" is viewed as unlucky in the US (and especially Friday the 13th). So, ASUS is jumping straight to the ROG Phone 5. The launch... Read more...
Whether you are looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift for that special someone who is into technology, or trying to strike a deal for yourself among the discounted hardware for Presidents Day, this is a good weekend to shop. There are lots of sale items, including Dell's swank XPS 13 (7390) laptop you see above. The Dell XPS 13 7390 is on sale for $1,394.49 at Amazon (save $405.50), by way of a marketplace seller (it qualifies for Prime shipping). This is a previous generation laptop, though don't let that make you overlook this laptop—it's a sleek and powerful machine boasting a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touchscreen with a 4K resolution, powered by a still-powerful Intel Core i7-10710U... Read more...
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