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3DMark has long been used to test and compare the performance of various kinds of devices. However, there is now a new and improved way to benchmark devices. 3DMark Wild Life allows users to test the graphics performance of Android, iOS, and Windows devices. 3DMark Wild Life includes two kinds of tests. The 3DMark Wild Life benchmark evaluates the device’s ability to provide “instant performance” over a short period of time. This particular benchmark mimics mobile games where the gameplay tends to focus on “short bursts of activity.” This benchmark will provide users with a single score. The second test is called the 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test and is intended to... Read more...
This is going to be a fun year for laptop aficionados. In case you missed it, AMD announced at CES 2020 a new line of Ryzen 4000 mobile "Renoir" processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture and paired with Radeon Vega graphics. The top dog in the mobile lineup is the Ryzen 7 4800H, and some newly leaked benchmarks suggest it will offer desktop-class performance in a mobile package. Laptop makers have not yet released any models with Ryzen 4000 series hardware inside, though you can expect systems to arrive soon (as in, this quarter). Sitting at the top of the stack, the Ryzen 7 4800H wields 8 cores and 16 threads of computing muscle. It has a 2.9Ghz base clock and 4.2GHz max boost clock, as... Read more...
We are fresh back from the 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, during which the company revealed a number of new products and technologies. In addition to the XR2 5G next-generation VR platform, new Always-Connected PC processors, and the Snapdragon 765, which will target mainstream, 5G-enabled smartphones next year, Qualcomm also announced its flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. Just like its previous-gen predecessor, the Snapdragon 855 (and 855+), the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform will be the foundation for an array of premium Android smartphones released throughout 2020 (and beyond). Snapdragon 865 Chip Architecture - More Resources, Efficiency And Performance The Snapdragon... Read more...
It's no secret that Intel has a lot riding on its "Ice Lake" 10th generation Core CPUs manufactured on its 10-nanometer fabrication process. The chipmaker got by on squeezing more power and efficiency out of its 14-nm node for what seemed like an eternity, but we're talking about a mobile sector that relentlessly demands more performance and longer battery life. This oft-delayed Intel process node promises to reduce power consumption and increase performance by a wide margin over the Kaby Lake Refresh processors that previously served as the brains for thin and light PCs. Dell's XPS 13 2-In-1 Gets Ice Lake Engine Under The Hood One of the first Ice Lake systems available at retail is Dell's XPS... Read more...
Evidence pointing towards a Ryzen 5 3500X addition to AMD's third-generation Ryzen lineup is stacking up. The latest clue is a validated CPU-Z entry. Submitted by an anonymous user, the Ryzen 5 3500X listing on CPU-Z seemingly provides a glimpse of how the upcoming processor will fare compared to Intel's 9th generation Core i5-9400F. As previously rumored and now seemingly confirmed in the CPU-Z listing, the Ryzen 5 3500X is a 6-core processor without simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) support. It's said to have a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.1GHz boost clock, 32MB of L3 cache, and a 65W TDP, with a Wraith Stealth air cooler included with the chip. The new leak was spotted by a Chinese media outlet,... Read more...
It will not be long before OnePlus formally introduces its next flagship phones, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, which are expected to arrive in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, some benchmark scores are starting to pop up. Over at Geekbench, there are at least three sets of scores for a "OnePlus GM1917," all of which crack the 11,000 mark in the multi-score test. The OnePlus GM1917 is the OnePlus 7 Pro variant. Assuming there is no funny business going on with the database entries, the upcoming handset is looking like a strong contender. Here is a look at the scores that have popped up in the database so far... We cannot say for sure if those scores are legitimate. If they are, then the... Read more...
Maxon has a thing for punishing CPUs with its brutal Cinebench software, which is designed to gauge a system's performance as it relates to professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions. There is now a new version available, Cinebench R20, which has been designed to more accurately evaluate modern PCs. "Cinebench R20 reflects our engineering efforts to leverage the advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years," said David McGavran, Maxon Chief Executive Officer. "The updated tests in Cinebench R20 deliver more accurate benchmarking measurements to reflect the performance of today’s CPUs in demanding rendering workloads." We employ Cinebench in many of our... Read more...
It's only been a few days since Apple unveiled its refreshed MacBook Air notebook keeping the thin profile and sporting a Retina Display, Touch ID, and 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors among other tweaks. A few days later the first benchmarks for the 2018 MacBook Air have turned up on Geekbench giving us an idea of what the updated hardware inside the machine means for performance. The Air in these benchmarks is called out as having a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y CPU and 16GB of RAM under the hood. The Geekbench scores for the machine show a single-core score of 4248 and a multi-core score of 7828. Those benchmark scores are better than the previous generation MacBook Air could muster... Read more...
At this point, there is a lot of information out there about NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce RTX graphics cards, including details on pricing and availability, and a deep dive into the underlying Turing architecture. All that is really left to know is what kind of performance the new cards will deliver. Reviewers are under embargo at the moment, though a set of leaked results for Final Fantasy XV provide a glimpse of how the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti compares to previous generation cards. What makes this leak data somewhat unique is that the results appear in Square Enix's official Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition database, rather than some random website or web forum. That doesn't mean there isn't... Read more...
We have seen more leaks pertaining to Intel's upcoming 9th generation Core i9-9900K processor than a roof with holes in it during a torrential downpour. Of course, these all need to be taken with a grain of salt. That said, the latest appearance by Intel's unannounced chip shows it running at an overclocked 5GHz in Cinebench. Nearly every bit of leaked information so far points to the Core i9-9900K being an 8-core/16-thread processor with a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.7GHz all-core boost clock, with the ability to boost to 5GHz when engaging only one or two cores. The chip is also said to have 16MB of L3 cache and a 95W TPD. Those are pretty good specs, if they hold true to the final silicon. The... Read more...
Hey, did you hear? NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX graphics cards can do ray tracing! Of course you've heard that, because real-time ray tracing has dominated the narrative. The big question mark, however, is the one that hangs over rasterization performance compared to the previous generation of Pascal cards. That will not be answered until the reviews are in, naturally. In the meantime, the leaks keep coming, and the latest one supposedly shows the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scoring much higher than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in 3DMark. Before we get to the numbers, let's talk about rasterization and ray tracing for a moment. Real-time ray tracing is the future, there's no doubt about that. The current implementation... Read more...
NVIDIA's message when unveiling its GeForce RTX series of graphics card was crystal clear—the era of gaming with real-time ray tracing has arrived, at least on the hardware and API side, with content to follow. That's all well and good, but the big question that is yet be answered is, how well do the new cards perform compared to Pascal? A new 3DMark entry might provide a partial answer. What appears to be a GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card has made another appearance in 3DMark, and specifically the DirectX 12-based Time Spy test. It's not entirely clear which of those cards it is, as the entry lists it as having 8GB of memory and a 7,000MHz memory clock, specs that are... Read more...
If there's one bit of messaging we keyed on, with respect to Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Note 9 flagship and its high-level feature set, it was the promise of a robust thermal solution that would maintain performance over time and under pressure. Samsung claims the new Galaxy Note 9 employs a "water-carbon cooling" system, with a heat spreader for its Snapdragon 845 SoC and associated circuitry, that's three times larger than the previous generation Galaxy Note. So we figured we'd like to put that to the test. Meanwhile, we've also been spending quality time in the test lab with none other than the OnePlus 6 -- an Android superphone in its own right, with 8GB of RAM and a near bone-stock... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy Note fans have a lot to look forward to with the Note 9 that's incoming next month. We saw some leaked benchmarks turn up in late May and in those benchmarks the device was running an Exynos 9810 SoC but that's presumably for the non-US version of the device. More benchmarks have leaked and this time, the leak claims that the Note 9 in this run was powered by an even faster Exynos 9820 SoC. The new leak shows a device carrying the Samsung SM-N960X designation. It scores a whopping 4,089 in the single core test and 12,246 for a multi-core score. These scores absolutely crush the scores we saw on the benchmark leak back in May when the Exynos 9810 version racked up 2,737 on... Read more...
Though the company has been evangelizing its next generation Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform for a while now, Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new SoC's benchmark performance profile. As we showed you back in December, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is based on a bleeding-edge 10nm LPP FinFET manufacturing process with Samsung, and an entirely new architecture that promises significant gains in power efficiency and performance. Snapdragon 845 is a grounds-up silicon redesign from Qualcomm, targeted at a new breed of flagship smartphones and other premium mobile devices. At the heart of the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is the new Kyro 385 CPU, which features four high-performance cores operating... Read more...
In just a few weeks, Square Enix will finally release Final Fantasy XV for PC, and the promise ever since the publisher announced minimum and recommended system requirements back in October is that it will run on a wide variety of systems. If you are in doubt, however, or just want to see how well (or not so well) your particular setup will run the game, Square Enix has made available a benchmark tool. We kicked its tires and have a few numbers to share. Before we get to the numbers, let's talk a bit about the requirements and the benchmark. One of the neat things about Final Fantasy XV arriving to PC is that it is bringing support for 4K resolution monitors and high dynamic range (HDR) visuals,... Read more...
Update, 2/5/2018: We have a new article posted detailing CyptoNote (Monero) mining performance with AMD's Threadripper processor with a CPU-optimized algorithm, alongside a handful of other X86 processors and a powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU. Update, 9/15/2017: We've updated our Ethereum mining benchmark numbers in this article to include AMD's recently released Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. Head here for that updated data or journey on for the full guide.  Cryptocurrency mining is a big buzz topic in technology these days. And why not? Utilizing your computer to digitally mine what seems like free money only begs the question, "where do I sign up?" Your machine will actually be... Read more...
When we launched our early preview look at AMD Ryzen Mobile performance with the new HP Envy x360 15z laptop last week, we expected it would pull in a few eyeballs. Our benchmark results were likely some of the first anyone had seen that showed what AMD's Ryzen core CPU architecture, coupled with its Radeon RX Vega GPU on the same piece of silicon, could do versus a plethora of Intel 7th and 8th Gen Core series laptops. We wanted to paint a detailed picture of its performance characteristics across various workloads and answer a few other questions a long the way regarding other aspects, like battery life. But in the end, we were left with a few questions as well, after testing the model we picked... Read more...
AMD’s Zen processor microarchitecture is targeted for deployment across the company’s entire processor product stack, from desktop with Ryzen and Threadripper, to the data center with EPYC, and finally in laptops and convertibles with Ryzen Mobile. Ryzen is set to yet again take on Intel’s dominant position in the market. However, in this latest implementation, Zen is being coupled with AMD’s Vega graphics cores for a fully integrated laptop solution with the potential for a significantly more robust multimedia and gaming experience as a result. On the desktop, Ryzen has proven itself to be very competitive versus Intel Core series processors, especially considering... Read more...
After announcing its 8th generation Core i7 and Core i5 mobile lineup earlier this week, we are now waiting for Intel to roll out desktop processors based on the same Coffee Lake architecture. One of the chips we are most intrigued with is the upcoming Core i3-8350K, Intel's first Core i3 part to wield four physical cores. Interestingly enough, someone got their hands on one and ran some benchmarks.We will get to those in a moment, but first let us go over some more details. Not only is the Core i3-8350K a quad-core processor, it is clocked fast out of the gate at 4GHz. There is no boost clock nor does it support Hyper Threading, but it does have an unlocked multiplier to make overclocking easier.... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen series of next generation desktop processors have garnered a lot of buzz and praise around the web, but among the family of chips, none have created quite the stir as the company's Threadripper models of 16-core and 12-core processors.  While Ryzen helped propel AMD back to essentially performance parity with Intel Core series processors, Ryzen Threadripper offers the hope of surpassing even Intel's latest Core i9 Skylake-X family, with more core resources and PCIe connectivity at its disposal. As it turns out, our first hands-on experience with AMD Ryzen Threadripper wasn't afforded to us by the usual manufacturer press kit, but rather an OEM desktop system from Dell's Alienware... Read more...
During AMD's earnings call earlier this week amidst all the talk of booming Ryzen and Radeon sales, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the time to point out that AMD was still in Ryzen's "early innings." AMD has more desktop Ryzen parts to ship in the coming months, and Ryzen mobile processors are set to hit retail in time for holiday shopping. A new leak shows what's going on with AMD's mobile parts, in what is alleged to be a Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core APU. This would be the first time a leak hinting at any details of the "Raven Ridge" Ryzen 2000 series parts has turned up. This particular Ryzen 2500U (the "U" designator is believed to be for mobile parts) chip is notable because it is claimed to feature... Read more...
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