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It's hard to believe, but the PlayStation 5 will be three years old this November. The console has only recently overcome supply shortages but some are already clamoring for an upgraded model. According to Tom Henderson of InsiderGaming—historically known as a reliable leaker of game information—while the fifth... Read more...
This whole Microsoft-buys-Activision deal is looking less and less likely by the week. Last week, NVIDIA and Google spoke up against the purchase, and the week before that, Microsoft had to revise its response to the FTC to remove remarks that recommended the outright destruction of the commission. Now, a new... Read more...
Have you built a current-generation system yet, loyal HotHardware reader? If not, one of our first guesses as to why could be the high price of motherboards. While AMD has its budget B650 chipset out and the cheapest boards are in the $150 USD range (loosely), Intel's 700-series platform is currently limited to the... Read more...
Intel's desktop Raptor Lake processors are insanely fast, to be sure. A significant portion of that speed originates with their sky-high clock rates, and to hit those numbers, it needs quite a bit of power. Rumors have been swirling for a bit that Meteor Lake, fabricated primarily on Intel's next-gen "Intel 4"... Read more...
The state of the HEDT market has been pretty bleak the last few years. AMD's Threadrippers went PRO-only, while Intel's been letting its high-end customers languish on the Cascade Lake-X platform that's still rocking the old Skylake core design at its heart. The blue team has new workstation processors on the way, but... Read more...
Little PCs like Intel's Raptor Canyon NUC 13 Extreme are absolutely awesome, but you aren't going to be fitting a GeForce RTX 4080 in one of those things. You might get away with a Radeon RX 7900 XTX, but it'll still be a snug fit—and that a pretty good-sized chassis, as small-form-factor machines go. If you want to... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a fascinating processor. AMD stacked an extra 64MB of L3 cache, known as 3D V-Cache, onto a Ryzen 7 5800X, giving it immense gaming performance in some titles despite a small drop in clock rate versus the stock model. A lot of folks are holding off on Zen 4 until they can buy one of AMD's new... Read more...
In an unprecedented move, NVIDIA "unlaunched" the "GeForce RTX 4080 12GB," leaving the extant GeForce RTX 4080—based on GA103, with 16GB of memory—as the singular GeForce RTX 4080 model. This was done pretty late, though, and those chips and even cards were already manufactured. It's a given that NVIDIA will re-launch... Read more...
It would not have been totally unreasonable to think that Intel would stick to enthusiast desktops for Raptor Lake and skip budget or mobile offerings. After all, Raptor Lake is by some measure a stopgap solution, basically a tweaked Alder Lake with higher power limits. The big shift is coming with its... Read more...
If you watched the company's presentation on November 3rd, then you're well-aware that AMD is launching the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and similarly-named Radeon RX 7900 XT on December 13th. As it turns out, that may not exactly be the full story, though. AMD said that its reference cards would be available on that date, but... Read more...
AMD's Q3 earnings statement confirmed what had been rumored in the industry for weeks: sales of Zen 4 CPUs have been slow, or at least, slower than AMD would have liked. There's probably a few reasons for this, but the biggest one is surely the rather high price of entry for the AM5 platform. Not only do you need a... Read more...
Google's budget-conscious A-series Pixels have been a solid purchase since their debut with the Pixel 3a. A new report suggests that Google's new budget Pixel 7a is going to represent a major upgrade over the already very good 6a (above). In fact, it may even beat the flagship Pixel 7 in some ways. Because Android... Read more...
Regular readers or general enthusiasts may recall our story from Tuesday, when we told you about a collection of reports that pegged AMD's upcoming RDNA 3-based Radeons as coming in two forms: the Radeon RX 7900 XT with 20GB of video RAM, and the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX, with 24 GB. Now another leaker is... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors are damn fast, no doubt about it. That speed also comes with a cost, though, both in terms of power draw and a literal monetary cost. We'd all like if there were new Zen 4 processors that were a little cheaper and a little less power-thirsty, so it's good news when we hear that... Read more...
Both major GPU vendors right now have either launched or are about to launch new graphics processors based on the latest process technology. NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace architecture has seen the light of day with the GeForce RTX 4090, and AMD's set to launch its Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs on November 3rd. As happens with... Read more...
As we've just reported, AMD is launching its next-generation Radeon RX 7000-series graphics cards with a livestream on November 3rd. Like other recent launches—including NVIDIA's RTX 40 series, Intel's Raptor Lake, and AMD's own Ryzen 7000 CPUs, we don't expect that cards will be available on that day. It shouldn't be... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 4090 is fast. Real fast. Fast enough that, even without DLSS upscaling—to say nothing of frame generation—you can play everything in 4K with the settings turned up to the ceiling. Despite that, it's not as fast as Ada could be, and there have been persistent rumors of a faster card waiting in the wings... Read more...
When NVIDIA announced the Ada Lovelace-based GeForce RTX 4000 family, it was very clear about the fact that GeForce RTX 3000 cards based on its Ampere architecture aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Those cards are over two years old now, and while their performance still holds up, they could face stiff competition... Read more...
OLED gaming monitors might actually become "a thing," at least if the latest reports out of Korea are accurate. It is unconfirmed, so take it with however many fistfuls of salt that you wish, but a report originating with Korean news site Korea Daily says that LG Display is preparing for mass production of... Read more...
NVIDIA's Hopper GPU isn't coming to a graphics card near you. Despite being called a "GPU", it's really a compute accelerator meant for supercomputers and massive workstations. The chip was announced by NVIDIA way back in March, but it only recently entered full production, and the first parts from the family have yet... Read more...
It's real fun to look at leaks of the RTX 4090 and its ludicrous graphics-processing prowess, but the unfortunate reality is that most of us simply do not have $1500 or more to lay out on a graphics card. The majority of us are going to be chomping at the bit for the lower-tier GPUs, so leaks about those are arguably... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a fascinating product. Cache capacity is a specification largely ignored by enthusiasts for many years, and yet the extra 64 MB of L3 cache is what allows the 5800X3D to best its higher-clocked sibling in games. AMD's announced Zen 4 CPUs don't include models with 3D V-Cache, but we've heard... Read more...
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