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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, we chat about our results with NVIDIA's monstrous Titan V and what could be coming next for consumers. We also talk about the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges in AR kit, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in Samsung's Galaxy S9 rumor, storage advancements with Seagate, building your own personal cloud, and more... Show Notes: 02:02 - NVIDIA TITAN V Review: Volta Compute, Mining, And Gaming Performance Explored 13:56 - Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Battling Darth Vader In AR 24:17 - Seagate Unveils Breakthrough Multi Actuator... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Dave and Paul kick around NVIDIA's monster Titan V machine learning beast of a GPU (in the flesh!), the HP Spectre x360 with Kaby Lake R, Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Windows laptops, Ryzen Mobile (Raven Ridge) performance, Intel Kaby Lake R in-depth, Net Neutrality and the Break The Internet campaign, hints on our upcoming Holiday Giveaway and a whole lot more! 05:15 - NVIDIA's Monster Titan V GPU 16:15 - HP Spectre x360 (2017) with Kaby Lake R 24:04 - Qualcomm Snapdragon Windows Laptops 38:00 - AMD Ryzen Mobile (Raven... Read more...
Intel’s newest 8th generation Core processors are here and have delivered promising early results in our initial tests on the desktop, and more recently in Dell's XPS 13 laptop. The biggest change with Intel's 8th Gen Core Mobile processors comes by way of doubled core counts. This makes many of this new generation of Core i5 and i7 mobile chips true quad-core processors now, with support for up to eight threads with Hyper Threading, all within a 15W TDP target. This improvement does not come without trade-offs, of course, as we see base clocks dropped by up to 900MHz relative to each chip’s... Read more...
One could argue that the two primary features of a modern laptop, that can most prominently define the user experience, would be its display and keyboard. After all, these two aspects make up the majority of a notebook PC's human-computer interface. If that's the case, then Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 2) with OLED display has a rather unfair advantage. As we've noted in the past, Lenovo has some of the best laptop keyboards in the business, at least in terms of usability and feel. And when you couple a 14-inch OLED (Organic LED) display with one of the best laptop keyboard designs on... Read more...
Last year we offered a detailed exploration of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience tool set for capturing screenshots and videos. Since then, a few bells and whistles have been tacked on to further enhance the experience. The most recent of these is ShadowPlay Highlights, a slick feature that intelligently identifies your finest moments (or epic failures) in games and records them for your viewing and social sharing pleasure. The Highlights feature requires developer support for implementation and therefore is currently only working in select titles. The latest, great addition to the supported titles list... Read more...
If you keep a pulse on the premium smartphone arena, you probably have a line on the fact that there might be something special about the forthcoming LG V30. Set for an official IFA 2017 unveiling, the new handset has been leaked, rumored and even teased by LG itself. LG in fact has been on a consistent marketing blitz, releasing bits and pieces of LG V30 features to keep the buzz factor and discussion of its new device at peak volume. Regardless, with a complement of features that may not be earth-shattering, but when combined add up to what could be handset nirvana for many, it's beginning... Read more...
Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today, Dave, Paul, Chris, and Marco kick around Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8, AMD's monstrous Threadripper processors and and Radeon RX Vega GPUs, Origin's EON15-S gaming laptop, Lenovo's slick, business-class X1 Yoga OLED Gen 2, and more! Show Notes: 03:46 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Hand's On Impressions 16:36 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Processors29:35 - AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX 56 Impressions39:27 - Origin EON Gaming Laptop With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti45:47 - Lenovo X1 Yoga OLED Gen 2 Sneak Peek47:25... Read more...
We had the chance to spend some time at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event in New York City today, where the brand new Galaxy Note 8 was officially unveiled. If you missed our initial coverage of the announcement, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440) and many design cues borrowed from the Galaxy S8. Here’s a quick hands on to give you a closer look at the device and how it handles... The Note 8’s design is slightly more square in comparison to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We should also mention that the near bezel-less display means... Read more...
The sound of silence -- there’s nothing like it, especially when it comes to a media PC. The last thing anyone wants while binging on the new season of Game of Thrones is the distracting drone of a fan or whir of a hard drive. Silence is precisely what the Streacom DB-4 chassis we'll be featuring here has to offer. I’ve been wanting to build a Home Theater PC (HTPC) for years now. My current rig actually started life as an HTPC, but was soon upgraded for gaming and workstation tasks and now lives under my desk instead of in my living room. When Streacom reached out to us to review the DB-4, I was... Read more...
AMD’s unrelenting attack on the desktop CPU market continues today, with the official launch of the company's beastly Ryzen Threadripper processors. If, by some cruel joke, you are unfamiliar with Threadripper, it is AMD’s premium, high-end, many-core desktop processor, that leverages the same Zen microarchitecture that debuted with the Ryzen 7 series a few months back. The flagship chip in the initial AMD Ryzen Threadripper line-up packs 16 physical processor cores and supports 32 threads through the use of SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading). To date, the largest number of cores supported on standard... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen series of next generation desktop processors have garnered a lot of buzz and praise around the web, but among the family of chips, none have created quite the stir as the company's Threadripper models of 16-core and 12-core processors.  While Ryzen helped propel AMD back to essentially performance parity with Intel Core series processors, Ryzen Threadripper offers the hope of surpassing even Intel's latest Core i9 Skylake-X family, with more core resources and PCIe connectivity at its disposal. As it turns out, our first hands-on experience with AMD Ryzen Threadripper wasn't afforded... Read more...
Adjustable sit-stand desks are all the rage these days, after some smart person in the healthcare field put two and two together to figure out that planting your backside in an office chair all day long is really not good for you, and in more ways than one. Adjustable height desks come generally in two variants, stand-alone models like the Autonomous Smart Desk 2 you see above and desktop risers that essentially convert a standard desk to sit-stand positioning capability. Pricing for the various model types out there range from the cheesy $149 versions, to north of $500 or so for premium, motorized... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks. In this webcast we'll be kicking around the Asus Zephyrus gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Max-Q design, the beastly Alienware 17, AMD EPYC And Xeon Scalable enterprise processor platforms, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, our Retro-Amiga build and more! Show Notes: 5:20 - Intel Xeon Scalable Debuts: Dual Xeon Platinum 8176 With 112 Threads Tested13:00 - AMD Unveils EPYC 7000 Series Processors And Platform To Take On Intel In the Data Center18:05 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop27:51 - Alienware... Read more...
There was a time when laptop options were basically a choice between desktop-like performance in a heavy and bulky form-factor, an ultralight with integrated graphics, or something in the middle, around 5-lbs with a low-end GPU. NVIDIA sought to solve this choice compromise with its Max-Q Design initiative that was announced at Computex last month. Max-Q Design is a holistic approach to notebook graphics design that ensures a svelte exterior, light weight, quiet thermals and optimal performance.ASUS and NVIDIA joined forces to produce the 15.6-inch Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501, the first... Read more...
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