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Like many hardware companies, Intel is using Computex to showcase a bunch of new products and technologies, such as its Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor, 10-nanometer Ice Lake CPUs, and Project Athena laptops. In addition, Intel has unveiled a new and faster Optane Memory product that improves upon the performance of the previous generation offerings. The new Optane Memory M15 drives consist of Intel's 3D XPoint memory plopped onto an M.2 form factor module, with a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface. As with the previous generation Optane Memory 10 modules, the M15 is using 128-gigabit (Gb) 3D XPoint built on a 20 nanometer manufacturing process. The major change, however, is the bump from... Read more...
Amid all of the hoopla surrounding AMD's next-generation Ryzen processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture is an interesting technology that complements the launch. We are talking about PCI Express 4.0. This is part of AMD's accompanying X570 chipset for Ryzen, and it doubles the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0. One of the immediate benefits we will see from this is the introduction of faster NVMe solid state drives, such as Gigabyte's newest AORUS model. The caveat is that, on the consumer side, the only combination that supports PCIe 4.0 right now is an X570 motherboard paired with a third-generation Ryzen processor, both of which you will be able to get your hands on in July. In the meantime, we... Read more...
Maybe in an alternate timeline, Android 3.0 was called Honeycomb Glacier instead of just Honeycomb, when it released in 2011. In this timeline, however, Honeycomb Glacier is the codename of a new dual-screen laptop form factor concept that Intel is showcasing at Computex 2019 this week, in hopes of encouraging its OEM partners to run with the idea. Intel is not actually releasing a funky laptop that has learned to stand upright, as shown in the image above. Instead, the Santa Clara chipmaker is looking to drive form factor innovation into high-performance systems "to enable new experiences for gamers and creators." A key part of seeing that vision through is working with its hardware partners.... Read more...
AMD is looking to one-up Intel on numerous fronts with its Zen 2-based announcements at Computex 2019. In addition to introducing us to the first members of the Ryzen 3000 family, AMD also introduced the X570 chipset that natively supports the new processors. Perhaps the biggest feature addition with X570 is the availability of PCIe 4.0 support, and MSI is taking full advantage of that additional bandwidth by showcasing a new [unnamed] Phison PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe PS5016-E16-based SSD. Needless to say, this PCIe 4.0 SSD delivers some scintillating performance according to MSI. In the provided CrystalMark benchmark (seen below), the Phison-based SSD was able to record sequential read/write... Read more...
There is a lot happening at Computex, including new processors from both AMD and Intel, and a whole bunch of new products from OEMs and peripheral makers. HP is the among the companies with new stuff on the way. Or more accurately, refreshed products. In an attempt to appeal to millennials, HP announced a new wood option for its Envy laptops. HP is no stranger to trying out alternative materials outside of the traditional metal, plastic, and carbon fiber designs that have been a staple of PC laptops for a long time. Late last year, for example, HP wrapped its Spectre Folio in supple, textured leather. Now it's dabbling in wood for a different audience. "Fifty-seven percent of millennials know... Read more...
Dell has just unveiled some major updates to its Alienware m15 and m17 line of gaming laptops at Computex 2019. Both of the notebooks can now be fitted with 9th generation Intel Core mobile processors (up to a Core i9-9980HK). In addition, both of the machines can also be equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs with Max-Q up to the GeForce RTX 2080. Dell-Alienware VP and GM Frank Azor took us on a quick guided tour of the machines as well. It's time well-spent, so check it out and we'll dive in with a bit more detail here... Alienware m15 Alienware has incorporated a 6-phase digital VRM for the CPU, and a separate "hyper efficient" 8-phase digital VRM for the GPU. The machines have an all-new cooling... Read more...
MSI just announced several upgraded workstations. All of the new workstations will incorporate NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphics and 9th Gen. and Intel Core i9 processors. The lineup also includes the MSI WS65, the first laptop that is powered by a NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card. MSI WS65 MSI will soon release their WS65, WS75, WP65, and WE75 mobile workstations. Each workstation is now lighter with ultra-thin bezels, includes a 4K screen, and incorporates MSI’s Creator Center software, SolidWorks, CATIA, AutoCAD, and ANSYS. He devices also adhere to the United States Military Standard (MIL-STD 810G). The device are able to withstand severe conditions, including extreme temperatures and... Read more...
When shopping a laptop for playing games, it's imperative that you get one with the fastest GPU you can afford, since it can't be upgraded in the vast majority of notebooks. The CPU, RAM, and storage also deserve consideration, but don't overlook the display. ASUS certainly isn't—through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division, ASUS announced what it claims are world's first 17.3-inch laptops with a 240Hz/3ms display. The new ROG Strix Scar III G731 and ROG Hero III 731 pair the blazing fast panel with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU to keep the action smooth, which is further bolstered by a factory overclock. Even with a GeForce RTX 2070 underneath the hood, however, pushing 240Hz is... Read more...
AMD sparked quite a firestorm earlier this month when its latest May 2019 CPU roadmap removed references to the third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors, however, did show up in an earlier March 2019 CPU roadmap update.  Needless to say, speculation ramped up as to what was exactly going on with these HEDT processors. Was AMD delaying the processors to 2020, or would the company kill them off entirely to make way for cheaper, high-core consumer Ryzen processors? Luckily, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su was able to provide some insight into what's going on at a behind-the-scenes talk at Computex 2019. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su “I don’t think... Read more...
Asus is at Computex 2019 and is celebrating three decades of new products at the show with some limited-edition devices. ASUS is showing off the ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL) notebook that has up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, 16GB of RAM, PCIe SSDs, and gigabit class WiFi. The display on the machine is a four-sided frameless NanoEdge unit with a 95% screen-to-body ratio, and it has ScreenPad 2.0 that integrates a secondary screen into the machine. The ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) has up to 9th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, WiFi 6 with Gig+, and Thunderbolt 3. The machine has a 4K UHD... Read more...
At long last, AMD formally introduced its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs based on its Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. Coinciding with the announcement, ASUS opened up its warchest of new X570 motherboards, but there are several other hardware partners with X570 boards of their own. Let's have a look at what's out there. Gigabyte Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Starting with Gigabyte, the company so far has unveiled eight X570 motherboards, including one under its own brand and seven more under its Aorus division. The flagship model of the bunch is the X570 Aorus Xtreme (shown above). This board is absolutely built for overclocking—it has a 16-phase... Read more...
Corsair has just unveiled a smoking fast new SSD at Computex 2019 called the MP600 M.2 SSD. The is PCIe 4.0-ready, which means that it will deliver its best performance when paired with AMD X570 motherboards. The SSD offers 4,950MB/sec sequential read speeds when used in PCIe 4.0 slots. Corsair says that is ten times the performance of many SATA SSDs and fifty times faster than some traditional hard drives. The faster PCIe 4.0 slots will be available for the first time as part of the AMD X570 chipset and third-gen AMD Ryzen processors. The M600 SSD uses high-density 3D TLC NAND with a Phision PS5016-E16 controller to enable a new level of single-drive SSD performance. While the sequential... Read more...
As we have been anticipating for several months now, AMD brought the boom with its Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture (topping out with the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X), and accompanying X570 chipset. As it pertains to the latter, AMD's hardware partners are wasting no time announcing new motherboards. Count ASUS among them, which has unveiled no less than a dozen new models. ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula "The cast is headlined by the Republic of Gamers, whose Crosshair VIII boards are fit for the most demanding overclockers and gamers looking to extract every ounce of performance from their systems," ASUS says. Indeed, more than half of ASUS's new... Read more...
It's been a while since we've talked about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx platform for Windows 10 PCs. Like the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 that came before it, the 7nm Snapdragon 8cx is a rather peculiar platform in that it is based on ARM architecture rather than an Intel- or AMD-based x86-64 platform. Today, we're witnessing the announcement of the world's very first 5G-enabled PC, and it of course comes packing the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. It's Lenovo’s Project Limitless and it takes the form of a 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 PC. Lenovo Project Limitless Looking at the device, it seems like a pretty standard-fare convertible design that would fit neatly... Read more...
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