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In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting up AMD's new Ryzen 3000 XT series CPUs, Dell's sweet new XPS 15 9500, blistering-fast Thunderbolt 4, Samsung's BIG bad 870 QVO, making a young gamer's wish and details of our next AWESOME GIVE AWAYS (plural) and more! Show Notes: 04:06 - AMD Ryzen 3000XT Processors Reviewed: Zen 2 Turbocharged 14:17 - Intel's Supercharged Thunderbolt 4 Delivers Gobs Of Bandwidth, Aims To Replace All Your Cables 21:05 - Samsung SSD 870 QVO Review: Terabytes Of Solid State Storage 27:48 - Dell XPS 15 9500 Review: A Case Study In Laptop Excellence 43:15 - Making A Young Gamer's Wish Come True:... Read more...
Breakups can be awkward. Sure, one or the other might want to remain friends, but then someone new comes along and that goes right out the window. Be that as it may, Apple and Intel seem intent on remaining friends, to a degree, as Apple finds itself embracing ARM for its own custom chips. What does that mean for the future of Thunderbolt on Mac systems, and namely Intel's newly minted Thunderbolt 4 specification? It's sticking around. This was not a foregone conclusion, though also not surprising. Apple is in the midst of a two-year transition plan to move away from using Intel CPUs in its Mac system in favor of custom designed silicon based on ARM. There will also be new Mac systems in the... Read more...
Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt 4 specification will make its first debut later this year with Tiger Lake. It will arrive with aspirations of being a truly universal cable standard, with enough bandwidth to support a single 8K resolution display or two 4K resolution displays, along with other benefits for power users and the general population at large. Thunderbolt 4 essentially doubles the minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3. That tidbit can be confusing, because like its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 offers 40Gb/s. But unlike Thunderbolt 3, the next-generation Thunderbolt 4 specification offers less leeway for manufacturers to sidestep the spec's features and benefits. Whereas... Read more...
Early yesterday morning at CES, Intel gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming Comet Lake-H mobile processors, which will boast up to 8 cores/16 threads and hit boost clocks of 5GHz+. But Intel saved perhaps the most interesting (and important) processor news for last night, when it gave a demo of working Tiger Lake silicon on stage during its keynote address. Tiger Lake is the successor to Ice Lake, and is built on a refinement of Intel's 10nm microarchitecture (10nm+). Intel hasn't given any specific timetables for the launch of Tiger Lake, but previous roadmaps have indicated that it will launch during 2020, and slides from last night's presentation stated that is "coming soon". Intel's... Read more...