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Are you in the market for a gaming laptop? If so, ASUS has just done you and other potential laptop buyers a solid by specifying the parameters of the GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs employed in more than two dozen laptop models. This kind of information is important to have, because NVIDIA's hardware partners have a bit of flexibility in how to configure the various Ampere SKUs at their disposal. For example, the mobile variant of the GeForce RTX 3080 sports 6,144 CUDA cores, but the power range can be anywhere from 80W to 150W and even beyond. These directly affect the clockspeed. At the lower end of the TGP scale, the GeForce RTX 3080 runs at 1,245MHz, while higher powered configurations run at... Read more...
ASUS is getting ready to launch a new laptop line, the TUF Dash F15 series, which will pair select 11th Generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors (Tiger Lake-H) with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU in an ultra-thin, light, and durable package. Ahead of the retail launch, one of the configurations with a Core i7-11375H has popped up in a leaked benchmark. The Core i7-11375H is a 4-core/8-thread CPU with a 3.3GHz base clock and 5GHz max turbo frequency.  it also features 12MB of Intel Smart Cache (L3 cache). As part of the H-series lineup within the Tiger Lake family, it is aimed at higher performing laptop (and perhaps some mini PC) models, and indeed it seems to be a good fit... Read more...
When it comes to DIY enthusiast PCs, OEMs are always looking for ways to one-up the competition, be it with scores of RGB lights or increasingly outrageous design flourishes. ASUS is the latest to go for "shock and awe" by teasing its new Ryujin II 240 CPU cooler. For those that aren't familiar with this series, the original Ryujin 240 and Ryujin 360 launched back in 2018 with a 1.77-inch OLED display on the CPU block. The display could be used to show off real-time system states or your own customized images and logos. However, 1.7 inches isn't exactly a lot of screen real estate, so ASUS has countered with the RYUJIN II 240 with a much larger 3.5-inch display.  Unlike the previous generation... Read more...
Intel is on the cusp of releasing its 11th Gen Core processors for the desktop, otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S, and motherboard makers are waiting in the wings for the big day. Biostar, for example, just announced a couple of flashy looking Z590 motherboards, one of which you can see above. Biostar is far from alone, however, as all the major players have new stuff on the horizon. Biostar Starting with Biostar, the company today announced the Z590 Valkyrie and Z590I Valkyrie. Both of them bring the bling, though the former is a full-size ATX motherboard, while the latter is a mini-ITX offering for small form factor (SFF) builds. They each feature a "fully armored cover design" with passive... Read more...
If you are a performance enthusiast, trying to squeeze every drop of juice out of GPUs through overclocking can be vital to the key to the best experience. ASUS’ GPU Tweak software allows these enthusiasts to control and monitor their graphics solution thoroughly. The software is now getting an update with new features and UI to make an “extremely intuitive and capable utility.” According to ASUS, over the past two years, they have been working with PC enthusiasts of all types to “define the next chapter in the GPU Tweak saga.” This time has been spent collecting feedback on the software to create the best possible experience throughout. They claim that at the forefront... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday that ASUS launched its beastly ROG Phone 3, which came packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC that was on a mission to top the benchmark charts. Well, Qualcomm has a new flagship Android SoC that has recently launched -- the Snapdragon 888 -- and ASUS was bound to introduce a new device to take advantage of this added firepower. That brings us to the ASUS ROG Phone 4, which recently gained China's 3C certification according to a new report. The smartphone carries the designation ASUS_I005DA and is said to support wired charging at up to 65 watts. Interestingly, a device with the very same ID showed up in the Geekbench 5 database in early December 2020... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a different sort of animal than all previous ones, as the Coronavirus pandemic took away the feasibility of big crowds congregating in Las Vegas. In light of the situation, CES went completely virtual this year. What did not change, however, was the excitement and barrage of product releases and announcements that have become a staple of the annual tech event. This year did not disappoint in that regard. And as in previous years, there were some standouts among the bunch. What exactly stood out the most? Quite a few products, actually, which we have taken the liberty of highlighting. From next-gen laptops sporting brand new CPU and GPU hardware,... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks podcast, Dave, Marco and Chris rundown some of the biggest news from CES 2021. AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile, Intel Rocket Lake-S and Tiger Lake H35, Pat Gelsinger returns to Intel, GeForce RTX 30 laptops, Qualcomm to buy NUVIA, HOT gaming laptops from ASUS and Lenovo, and more... Show Notes: 08:13 - AMD Unleashes Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors For Big Laptop Performance Gains At CES 2021 22:11 - Intel Takes Fight To AMD With Bevy Of New Mobile And Desktop CPUs Unveiled At CES 2021 35:34 - Intel CEO Bob Swan Steps Down, Distinguished Former CTO Pat Gelsinger To Step In 43:00 - NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 3080, 3070 And 3060 Laptops For Seriously Powerful Mobile... Read more...
Yesterday, ASUS announced new laptops in its gaming line of products at CES 2021, which were quite impressive. However, not everyone is into gaming, so something a little less flashy but still performant is good.  Thus, ASUS is unveiling several other laptop lines which bring performance and style to all.  ASUS TUF DASH F15 Even though this sounds like a gaming laptop, it can be used for nearly anything and still fit in.  According to ASUS, the TUF Dash F15 attempts to bring “power, portability, and streamlined style to a wide audience.” It packs up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in a system that weighs roughly 4.4lbs. It also... Read more...
ASUS just can't seem to keep a lid on its upcoming laptop releases, and that is definitely the case with the new ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QR-HX004). A listing for the laptop was listed prematurely by Romanian retailer Altex, and it revealed all the details for the impressive new machine. Although the page has since been pulled, the information is still accessible via Google Cache. First and foremost, the machine is powered by a Ryzen 7 5800H processor, which AMD is expected to announce next week. The Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 series is expected to be a hot item during the first half of 2021, so expect to see many of announcements in the coming weeks. The Ryzen 7 5800H reportedly is an 8-core/16-thread... Read more...
We have known for quite some time that new laptops are on the horizon, with certain models pairing AMD's next round of mobile CPUs based on Zen 3 with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 30 mobile series GPUs. The combination of Zen 3 and Ampere in a laptop has us salivating. So do the latest benchmark leaks, which highlight a couple of forthcoming ASUS ROG Strix models. ASUS actually has a whole bunch of designs and configurations on tap, if the rash of recent leaks are any indication. Just a few days ago, we wrote about an ROG Zephyrus flexing a Ryzen 9 5900H and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU in Geekbench. We have also seen a retailer tip the pending launch of a TUF Gaming laptop setup pairing an Intel... Read more...
As if NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 family wasn't already growing a bit crowded between announced GPUs and rumored ones in the pipeline, we have a new SKU to add to the table today. According to a new alleged product leak, NVIDIA is poised to launch a GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra. The new leak shows a retail box and for a custom ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra graphics card (TUF-RTX3060U-O12G-Gaming). According to the box, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra will come with 12GB of GDDR6 memory onboard and will have a triple-fan design. WCCFTech, which first discovered the leak, claims that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra will be positioned above the already launched GeForce RTX 3060 Ti when... Read more...
It is certainly a tough time to be a gamer in need or want of a PC hardware upgrade. Some of the newest and most desirable parts are in short supply, including the latest generation graphics from AMD (Radeon RX 6000 series) and NVIDIA (GeForce RTX 30 series). This has led to inflated pricing by marketplace sellers, but there are two other reasons why GPU prices are poised to shoot up—tariffs and cryptocurrency mining. Starting with the former, President Trump imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese products in 2018, as outlined by a document at the Federal Register. As a result, thousands of companies asked for and were granted temporary exemptions. This helped... Read more...
Over the last few weeks, we've seen plenty of leaks for ASUS' upcoming gaming laptops that will be unveiled next week at CES 2021. Unlike in years past, the CES 2021 will be held virtually due to COVID-19, which means that tech journalists won't be mingling by the thousands in Las Vegas, hopping from the LVCC to various hotels along The Strip. ASUS is telegraphing its plans a bit ahead of schedule with teasers for both its incoming ROG Strix and ROG TUF Gaming laptop families. ASUS posted short video teasers for both its ROG Strix and TUF Gaming lineups, which you can view below. Both will be unveiled next week on January 12th.  SOON. January 12 10AM PST.#CES2021 #ForThoseWhoDare... Read more...
Some enticing new hardware for mobile form factors is right around the corner. Namely, AMD is getting ready to announce its next round of laptops CPUs (Ryzen 5000H/HS/U), and NVIDIA is prepping a port of its Ampere GPU architecture over to mobile, according to a plethora of leaks and rumors. Waiting is the tough part, but to whet your appetite, a listing on Geekbench highlights an upcoming ASUS laptop that will pair Zen 3 with Ampere. One thing to note about AMD's pending mobile refresh—word on the web is that the Ryzen 5000H/HS/U series will be confusingly split between Zen 3 (Cezanne) and Zen 2 (Lucienne), so consumers will need to pay attention to exactly what they are buying and do... Read more...
CES 2021 is less than two weeks away, and the leaks are already starting to flood in. Earlier this week, we informed you that ASUS has several ROG Strix gaming laptops on the way with up to a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU and up to a Ryzen 9 5900H processor onboard.  Now, we're learning about another ASUS gaming laptop that will likely be unveiled at CES 2021: the Zephyrus G15 (GA503QS). The listing for the laptop comes from Amazon China, and surprisingly, is still active even though ASUS has not made any official announcements. Rather humorously, there actually aren't any images of the Zephyrus G15 presented in the listing; instead, there are images of what appears to be a shower curtain.... Read more...
CES 2021 is nearly upon us, which means that PC manufacturers and accessory makers are gearing up for a wave of new releases. The close proximity of CES 2021 -- which will be all-digital this time around due to COVID-19 -- means that leaks have been coming in at a rapid pace. Such is the case with ASUS' upcoming ROG Strix gaming laptops, which will feature the latest hardware goodness from AMD and NVIDIA onboard. IThome was not only able to obtain some specs for the incoming crop of ROG Strix laptops, but it also snagged some images as well. According to this new leak, the laptops will be offered with up to a Ryzen 9 5900H Zen 3 processor, which will be an absolute beast. Recent leaked benchmarks... Read more...
Someone at ASUS may have partaken in one too many glasses of spiked eggnog over the holiday, because on the company's support site, the pull-down menu for the graphics cards section listed two unreleased and unannounced GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. Those would be the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and the regular (read: non-Ti) GeForce RTX 3060. Not that we should be surprised that more Ampere cards are forthcoming. NVIDIA kicked things off in the consumer space with the Geforce RTX 3080 on September 17, followed by the beastly GeForce RTX 3090 a week later on September 24. Then on October 29, NVIDIA released its slightly delayed GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. Those were the cards NVIDIA initially... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you some deals on excellent gaming laptops that complete with discrete graphics and chest-thumping 6- and 8-core processors. The cheapest entry on that last came in $849, but our next list is aimed at laptops priced at $750 or less. First up on our list is the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, which Best Buy is currently selling in both 15.6-inch and 13.3-inch configurations. The 13.3-inch model is cheaper at $649.99 and features an 11th generation (Tiger Lake) Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a display resolution of 1920x1080. Graphics duties are of course handled by the integrated 12th generation Iris Xe graphics controller.... Read more...
AMD launched its Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU family back in early November to great acclaim. Performance across the board was off the charts, which has of course led to incredible demand, making it nearly impossible to find a processor in stock. The next big Zen 3 launch from AMD will be with the Ryzen 5000 mobile processor family, which will likely arrive in early 2021.  ASUS will be among the many OEMs that will adopt the new Ryzen 5000 mobile processors in its TUF Gaming laptops. In this case, Expert.de had a product listing for the TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QM), which is a 17-inch gaming laptop, and it spilled out the beans on its specifications. Under the hood,... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you our review of AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT reference card, which is an excellent all-around performer (unless you're looking to run the tables with ray tracing enabled). Not long after, we saw the first custom Radeon RX 6900 XT cards announced by ASUS and ASRock. While those initial custom cards were pretty much standard fare, ASUS has another, over-the-top SKU for well-heeled gaming enthusiasts out there. Witness the liquid-cooled ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is ASUS' latest flagship AMD graphics card. The ROG Strix LC is a 2.2-slot design with a low-profile heatsink, full-coverage cold plate (covering the GPU and GDDR6 memory), and a blower-style... Read more...
AMD today released its most powerful GPU ever, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, and right on cue its add-in-board (AIB) partners are starting to unveil custom designs. The first two out of the gate are ASRock and ASUS, though you can bet others will follow. In the meantime, let's have a look at what the pair of AIBs have unveiled. First, however, let's quickly recap the reference specifications. The Radeon RX 6900 XT is AMD's new flagship consumer graphics card based on its RDNA 2 graphics architecture, with a Navi 21 XTX GPU underneath the hood. It sports 80 compute units and 5,210 shading units, along with 320 texture mapping units, 128 render output units, and 80 ray tracing accelerators. The reference... Read more...
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