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Leakers are having a heyday right now over impending hardware launches from AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel. Intel in particular has had its 13th generation Raptor Lake processors exposed in various benchmarks which highlighted its single-threaded might. This new leak shows the flagship Core i9-13900K trouncing its Core... Read more...
Welcome back, friends, to the show that never ends: a quick peek at the latest GPU leaks. As usual for this generation, this one comes courtesy of kopite7kimi who is tweeting about a specific NVIDIA Ada GPU product with the SKU of either "PG136-SKU360" or "PG139-SKU360". The famed leaker remarks that this model is... Read more...
It would be pretty reasonable to expect Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake processors to not overclock very well. After all, they share the same manufacturing process as its current-generation Alder Lake processors, and those chips already run darn hot at stock configurations. Well, there is at least a little headroom in... Read more...
Selecting fast memory is one of the more nuanced aspects of building an AMD Ryzen PC. We feel like the idea is fairly-well disseminated among the DIY community, but for those not familiar, the transfer rate of Ryzen processors' internal fabric is linked to their memory speed. Slow memory means slow fabric, which means... Read more...
NVIDIA hasn't actually announced a name for its next-generation GeForces, but they're likely to be known as the GeForce RTX 40 series. There's been a ton of buzz about the top-end of that family. The fastest card is expected to be called the "GeForce RTX 4090 Ti," and as we've reported, it could draw as much as 800... Read more...
Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the release of new hardware in the second half of this year. As we head into August and new CPUs and GPUs loom ever larger on the horizon, the leaks become more and more tantalizing. Today's leak regards one of AMD's upcoming Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors. The processor in... Read more...
Back at Computex, AMD announced some extra details about the AM5 socket that its Zen 4 processors will slot into. In case you missed that information, Socket AM5 will be a Landing Grid Array (LGA) like Threadripper and competitor Intel's processors, and it will bring support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. It'll also be... Read more...
As usual, the closer we get to a product launch, the more leaks we see. Intel's 13th-generation Core family, codenamed Raptor Lake, is expected to be announced in September, and should have completed manufacturing awhile back. It'll launch with its own new chipset and line of motherboards of course, but it's also... Read more...
Have you built a machine recently, loyal HotHardware reader? If you have, then it probably included an M.2 SSD, and if it did, then you're well aware of the annoyance that is the M.2 screw. Too small for the screwdriver you use for the rest of the PC, and terrifyingly tiny if you drop it on the floor, the screw is... Read more...
If it seems like an immense proportion of the news we cover lately comprises leaks and rumors for upcoming hardware, that's because it does. There is so much new hardware on the way from AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, and many other vendors. Of course, our focus is on PC hardware and adjacent technologies, so naturally it's the... Read more...
As much as we're excited to see Arc GPUs in the plastic flesh, the throw-down everyone wants to see in the latter part of this year is going to be Zen 4 versus Raptor Lake. AMD's upcoming processors will be its first generation to use DDR5 memory, but Intel's next chips will be its second with both the new memory and... Read more...
Let's be frank: it was a pleasant surprise when AMD's Radeon RX 6000-family graphics cards were able to provide solid competition for (and even outpace, at times) NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3000 series. The RX Vega series, while competent, didn't live up to its promise, and the first-generation RDNA-based Radeon cards in... Read more...
Intel's expected to follow up its extant 12th-generation Core processors (codenamed "Alder Lake") with the 13th-generation chips known as "Raptor Lake." Those CPUs, which will feature extra cache, P-core revisions, additional E-cores, and other relatively minor enhancements, are probably going to show up toward the... Read more...
Typically when introducing a new series of CPUs, along with their accompanying platform, Intel will publish a platform overview diagram (or the very similar "Chipset Block Diagram") that lays out all of the links between the processor, chipset, and their various I/O. We can recall seeing these at least as far back as... Read more...
If that headline leaves you wondering what Phoenix and Dragon Range are, let's get you up to speed first. Phoenix, apparently also known as Phoenix Point (not to be confused with the game of the same name), is the codename for AMD's future mobile CPUs based on the Zen 4 architecture. They'll include Zen 4 CPU cores... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 30 series is already super fast. The higher-end cards in that family chew up and spit out games at high resolutions the way cards from five years ago were just starting to master 1080p. It gets a little bit silly at times when we're benchmarking these graphics cards because it is sometimes difficult to... Read more...
It's astonishing how far CPUs have come in just the last few years. After stagnating at 4 cores while slowly growing single-threaded performance for nearly a decade, mainstream desktop CPUs have seen explosive growth in both single- and multi-core performance recently thanks to renewed competition between Intel and... Read more...
Regular HotHardware readers and general hardware enthusiasts probably already know this, but SiSoftware is the creator and maintainer of the SANDRA utility for Windows PCs. Originally created as a tool to simply capture and display system information (as Windows' own capabilities in that regard were quite primitive... Read more...
Even if you're not a big gamer, you are almost assuredly familiar with Street Fighter. As a franchise it's one of the most important in gaming history, as the legendary classic Street Fighter II essentially defined the entire genre of 1-v-1 fighting game. Later titles have found success in their own right, and the... Read more...
Intel's extant 12th-generation "Core" family processors, codenamed Alder Lake, are extremely fast CPUs by any standard. The single-threaded grunt of the "Golden Cove" P-cores combined with the multi-threaded capability offered by piling on quad-core packets of "Gracemont" E-cores gives them impressive performance in... Read more...
Awhile back, around the release of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, Mr. Wallossek over at Igor's Lab stated that he expected the boards for the RTX 3090 Ti to be re-used for the next-generation GeForce RTX 4090. Other folks said that was not the case, but we didn't have any confirmation on the matter until now. The new... Read more...
Remember Centaur Technology? No? Well what if I say "Cyrix"? Ah, that got your attention, didn't it? How about S3 Graphics? VIA Technologies—yeah, that "VIA"—owns the IP from both companies, and it has partnered with the Chinese government (through SASAC) to create a joint venture named Zhaoxin. The purpose of Zhaoxin... Read more...
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