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If you're not keeping up with AMD Ryzen codenames, the three upcoming chips to watch are Raphael, Dragon Range, and Phoenix. Raphael is the codename for desktop processors sporting Zen 4 cores, DDR5 memory support, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and these chips will be in the "65W+" category. Notably for AMD desktop CPUs... Read more...
Rumors of the desktop PC market's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Indeed, while laptops still outsell desktops, the majority of laptops sold don't have discrete graphics. Meanwhile, AMD's setting sales records with its Ryzen processors that overwhelmingly don't include an integrated graphics processor, putting... Read more...
With every new rumor and leak that comes out, it seems like the next-generation graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA get more powerful and more power-thirsty. Well, today's tidbit from the rumor mill puts the kibosh on that trend, as it seems like AMD's Navi 3x GPUs might actually be significantly less capable than... Read more...
Rumors about next-generation GPUs just don't stop. Every tidbit of news we hear about AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series and NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace GPUs leaves us mind-blown at the possibilities—to say nothing of Intel's top-end Arc offerings. This time around, it's the red team in the rumor mill, with an update to an old... Read more...
This is a story we've all heard several times by now: next-generation GPUs are going to be even bigger, hotter, and more power-thirsty than the beastly boards of today. It seems like that may be true of some more than others, though. We heard back in the middle of March that NVIDIA could be preparing a top-end Ada... Read more...
As far as we know Intel's Arc Alchemist GPUs are coming in the form of either two or three chips: one with 512 Execution Units (EUs), a much smaller one with 128 EUs, and possibly a mid-size model with 256 EUs. Armed with that knowledge, an experienced enthusiast might reasonably expect Intel to launch five or six... Read more...
Some folks were skeptical about AMD's multi-chiplet approach until its Ryzen 3000-series CPUs hit the market, boasting solid performance and impressive power efficiency. The Ryzen 5000-series parts only improved on the previous-gen, and it looks like the company is seeking to start shipping chiplet-based Radeons in... Read more...
Besides offering up chaotic open-world action, one thing that Rockstar's games have done ever since Grand Theft Auto III is push the envelope in terms of technology. This is somewhat debatable up to Grand Theft Auto IV, which stunned audiences with its mix of macro-scale simulation and micro-scale detail. GTA V and... Read more...
Let's start this story with a bit of context for people who may not have been following along. NVIDIA's extant GeForce RTX 30 series cards currently top out at the RTX 3090, which can draw up to 431 W in our testing. At this year's CES back in January, Team Green announced the RTX 3090 Ti, based on the same Ampere... Read more...
Greymon55 is a popular, Digimon-themed hardware news leaker, and he's been busy lately. Early this month, he tweeted vaguely about a product entering its "bring-up" phase, which is the testing phase after "tape out" when a company receives its first shipment of etched dice from the foundry. As it turns out, that... Read more...
When it comes to graphics card leaks and rumors, there are a number of fairly-reliable sources. Two of the most prolific producers of recent rumors have been Twitter users @kopite7kimi and @Greymon55. Regular HotHardware readers are sure to be familiar with these names; we've reported on their rumors many... Read more...
Intel's current-generation 12th Gen Core-family processors employ DDR5 memory for optimal performance, at least in theory. In practice, a lot of folks building Alder Lake systems are sticking with DDR4 DIMMs instead of the newer standard, because DDR5 memory is in short supply and seriously scalped. Testing has shown... Read more...
If you talk to long-time fans of the Fallout series of games, there's one thing that almost all of them will agree on: Fallout 2 was the best. Of the newer games, though, the most well-regarded is certainly 2010's Fallout: New Vegas. Rather than being developed by series custodians Bethesda, New Vegas was created by... Read more...
If you've been trying to get a GeForce RTX 3000-series graphics card, been unsuccessful, and decided at this point to just wait for next-generation, well—you probably better have a real beefy power supply. We've reported on similar rumors before, but this one is even more concerning. Simply put, oft-seen Twitter... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 3050 8GB, as we (and everyone else) reviewed it, is based on the GA106-150 GPU. That's a cut-down version of the very same GA106 GPU used in the RTX 3060 and the professional-grade RTX A2000. If that's the case, then why does it come with a PCIe 4.0 x8 interface instead of the x16 interface that those... Read more...
As contentious as the topic is among certain enthusiasts, for the most part, the presence or absence of 512-bit-wide vectors in Intel's desktop CPUs is a largely academic consideration. Very little software makes use of AVX-512. Certainly there's not much that Intel expects purchasers of its mainline desktop and... Read more...
NVIDIA sells a huge parallel processor called A100. This is based on a gigantic Ampere-architecture processor called GA100, an 826 mm² chip. That makes it expensive to manufacture and power-thirsty to operate, but by all accounts it delivers on performance. It's actually the second of such massive monolithic... Read more...
Even after all of our refinements to the technologies; even despite innumerable advancements, the single biggest bottleneck for superior CPU performance is still simply getting data into and out of the CPU. That fact was brought into sharp focus with the release of AMD's Zen 2 CPUs, which offered drastically-improved... Read more...
We've seen a lot of reactions to Intel's upcoming Arc GPUs among hardware enthusiasts. Obviously, you have your die-hard Intel fans who think Arc will be a "first strike is deadly"-style attack on the GPU market. On the flip side of things, we've also seen a few folks who care so little they probably won't even read... Read more...
If you've been following AMD Ryzen CPU news, you'll already be familiar with the names Phoenix and Raphael. If you haven't been tracking them, these are the two codenames you need to keep an eye on. Phoenix is by all accounts the name for AMD's next-generation APUs, while Raphael is rumored to be the codename for... Read more...
If you're reading this site, we don't need to tell you that AMD and NVIDIA have new GPUs coming—partially because we've already told you, lots of times. However, new information from long-time Twitter leakster Greymon55 paints a big picture of both companies' forthcoming high-end silicon, and we mean *big*. Like most... Read more...
September 12th is the data that Apple has penciled in to launch new iPhones and new tablets (and perhaps some additional hardware products). We have seen leaks that claim to give a glimpse at what the new iPhone XS will look like along with the coming Apple Watch refresh. The new iPhones are expected to have refreshed... Read more...
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