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OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

The external docking station supports read and writes rates of over 400 MB/s and is now available for just under $90 USD.
No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Risky gamble. Infinite worlds, endless boredom - critics could easily sum up No Man's Sky with this sentence. We checked this game by British indie developer, Hello Games, on laptops and desktop PCs to see how it performs.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Cyberpunk meets hardware hunger. “Mankind Divided” has exciting game and story elements, but it needs powerful hardware to run well. Our benchmark test course will determine just how demanding the game is on different notebook and desktop GPUs. Update: now with 27 graphics cards!
Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO NVMe SSDs available in in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB variants

Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs coming next month

These two new drives offer capacities between 250 GB and 1 TB (960 EVO) and 2 TB (960 PRO), being expected to hit the market next month starting at $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Review

Designd by Nvidia. The smaller sibling of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition is called Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition. Powered by a Pascal GPU chip with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, the card is supposed to prevail especially in the lower high-end range. Learn in this review, whether Nvidia has actually achieved this and where there might be weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) |
Nvidia GTX 1050 specifications for desktop purportedly leaked (Source: Overclock3d.net)

Nvidia GTX 1050 specifications for desktop purportedly leaked

If true, then the GTX 1050 is expected to have a very similar core configuration to the GTX 950 with just slightly more texture units.
Sorry, folks! Future silicon requires the latest Microsoft platform.

Microsoft: Intel Kaby Lake- and AMD Zen-Chips only support Windows 10

Microsoft, Intel and AMD made it clear, that earlier Microsoft platforms before Windows 10 will not be supported anymore on next generation silicon. This could lead to Skylake-hardware being in high demand for the foreseeable future.
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HP Pavilion Wave is the first desktop PC built around a 360-degree speaker

HP Pavilion Wave is the first desktop PC built around a 360-degree speaker

The small Pavilion Wave will be shipping this September 16th for $529 with a Core i5-6400T CPU, up to 8 GB RAM, and dedicated AMD R9 M470 graphics options.
AMD's Polaris Architecture

AMD's Polaris Architecture

Polaris is the name of the 4th generation of the GCN architecture from AMD. It was launched in mid-2016 with two chips. They are processed in 14 nm FinFET and are ready for the latest technologies such as DirectX 12, DisplayPort 1.4, HDR, and HVEC. In the following article, we will cover what is new in this architecture and describe the two chips in detail.
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Samsung delays GDDR6 to 2018

Samsung delays GDDR6 to 2018

Samsung delays production of GDDR6 memory until 2018, anticipates greater performance and efficiency over GDDR5X.
IFA is becoming more and more interesting for fans of smartphones, tablets, laptops and VR.

IFA 2016 | The most important date for hardware manufacturers in Europe

IFA is becoming more and more important for IT companies. This year, new records in exhibitors and exhibition space are being expected.
Some Kindle users have trouble connecting their device to a PC running Windows 10. (Photo: Amazon)

Windows 10: Amazon Kindle can cause blue screen

With the Anniversary Update, Microsoft has also created some new problems: Amazon's e-reader Kindle is experiencing problems with Windows 10.
Penguin Tux is the official mascot of Linux, he is celebrating his 20th anniversary.

25 years of Linux: Happy anniversary!

Congratulations, little penguin! 25 years ago, Linus Torvalds announced his own open-source OS.
HP FQ3 2016 financial results show dropping profits and revenue

HP FQ3 2016 financial results show dropping profits and revenue

Revenue from the manufacturer's Printing business is down 18 percent YoY while sales of notebooks are up 8 percent.
Intel: Detailed Kaby Lake road map leaked

Intel: Detailed Kaby Lake Road Map leaked

The expected launch of Intel Kaby Lake dual-core processors seems to be confirmed again. First-gen chips (with DHCP 1.4) should be released in September, chips with the new stepping (and DHCP 2.2 support) in the end of December or the start of January in combination with the quad-core processor from the S- (desktop) and H-series (mobile).
Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

The Kickstarter campaign has met its goals to begin producing a notebook shell that can act as external displays for Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.
Don't call it lapotp. The gigantic Sky X9E2 mostly contains desktop components. (Picture: Eurocom)

Eurocom Sky X9E2: Massive gaming notebook with desktop components

Canadian manufacturer Eurocom presents a massive gamine notebook with desktop components wheighing 5,6 kilos and supporting up to 6 TByte of mass memory.
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN980 Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN980 Mini PC Review

GTX 980 in a mini PC. The ZBox EN980 is one of the first mini PCs to be VR Ready and, surprisingly, it runs relatively cool and quietly thanks to its dense cooling system. Nonetheless, idling fan noise could have been quieter and the system is still missing some key features we find should be common for its $1600 USD price.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | | 3.9 kg
AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

A tech demo shows an octa-core Zen CPU edging out the Core i7-6900K in clock-to-clock benchmark tests. AMD "Naples" and Raven Ridge" platforms for servers and notebooks will not launch until 2017.
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Nvidia Pascal for Notebooks: In-depth Benchmarks for the Geforce GTX 1080 (SLI), GTX 1070, and GTX 1060

Nvidia Pascal for Notebooks: In-depth Benchmarks for the Geforce GTX 1080 (SLI), GTX 1070, and GTX 1060

Desktop power in a laptop! We provide you with an exclusive benchmark comparison including many current PC games of all new mobile graphics solutions from Nvidia. This comparison covers the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI, which is the new top model, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. These are the successors of the Maxwell chips GTX 980, 980M, and 970M. How well do the new GPUs perform compared to their predecessor? How big is the performance loss compared to their desktop counterparts with the same name? This in-depth review will provide you with all the answers.
Update 08/19.: New GTX 1060 benchmarks with more than 30 games added!
Lenovo expands its Y series with the Y910 AiO, Y910 notebook, and Y710 Cube

Gamescom 2016 | Lenovo expands its Y series with the Y910 AiO, Y910 notebook, and Y710 Cube

All new devices are coming later this year and will sport Pascal with starting prices in the 1699 to 2799 Euros range.
XFX Radeon RX 460 4 GB Double Dissipation (RX-460P4DFG5) Review

XFX Radeon RX 460 4 GB Double Dissipation (RX-460P4DFG5) Review

Polaris 11. The XFX Radeon RX 460 Desktop graphics card utilizes AMD's new Polaris 11 chip, which is produced using a 14 nm FinFet process. Our review with numerous benchmarks and hardware tests shows what performance the new chip and the partner-GPU are capable of.
Intel Core i7-4790K | AMD Radeon RX 460 |
Ashes of the Singularity Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ashes of the Singularity Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

DirectX 12 warfare. Ashes of the Singularity is a resource-intensive DirectX 12 strategy game with large-scale battle sequences, which jumps on the same bandwagon as Supreme Commander. What type of notebook and desktop hardware is necessary to allow stutter-free gameplay?
MSI Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4 GB Review

MSI Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4 GB Review

Slimmed-down RX 480. AMD's new Polaris architecture made its debut with the top model Radeon RX 480 about two months ago. We can now review the smaller sibling. Our article is supposed to give an idea of the GPU’s performance classification.
Intel Core i7-4790K | AMD Radeon RX 470 |
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8G Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8G Review

Quiet beast. - The MSI GTX 1070 is a unique graphics card thanks to its quiet, yet large cooling system and slight overclocking. In our review, we will test the 8 GB GDDR5 Gaming X graphics card.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) |
HP remains number one in EMEA ahead of Lenovo, Dell, and others

HP remains number one in EMEA as of Q2 2016

The increase in business PC sales have not been enough to offset the large falloff of consumer PC sales in the region.
Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Starting this October, retail prices of Asus notebooks will go up in the country as a direct response to the British exit.
Intel Q2 2016 earnings reveal stable sales and half the profits

Intel Q2 2016 earnings reveal stable sales and half the profits

Revenue is up just slightly YoY while core divisions remain relatively stagnant in terms of sales.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) Review

Pascal vs. Polaris. After Nvidia covered the high-end segment with the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, we now get the much more affordable mainstream model. The GeForce GTX 1060 is the direct rival to AMD's price-performance champion Radeon RX 480. Which card will win the duel?
Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) |
Windows 7 increases in market share in wake of Windows 10 anniversary update

Windows 7 increases in market share ahead of the Windows 10 anniversary update

A recent survey shows a slight 0.5 percent bump in Windows 7 usage while Linux and MacOS command 2 percent and 5 percent of the desktop market share, respectively.
Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period

Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period

Forget small notification bubbles. The free Windows 10 upgrade period is going out with a bang and with a fullscreen warning for those still running Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1.
Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

California company sues Microsoft for rendering its systems almost inoperable only to be awarded new equipment and lost revenue by the Redmond company to avoid steep court fees.
Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities

Owners of Lenovo systems are being urged to update LSC to version 3.3.003 or later to avoid unauthorized takeovers.
AMD Radeon RX 480 Review - The fastest Polaris desktop card at launch

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review - The fastest Polaris desktop card at launch

Performance for everyone. Polaris is AMD's solution for the high-revenue segment of dedicated entry-level and mainstream graphics cards. We review the top model Radeon RX 480 in the reference design and evaluate the improvements from the architecture as well as the much smaller 14 nm manufacturing process.
2304 Polaris cores @ 1120MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 8000MHz
Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt display

Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display

A successor to the Thunderbolt Display is nowhere to be seen as Apple sells of it remaining stock.
MSI: Compact gaming desktop PC

MSI: Compact Gaming Desktop PC "Vortex" and VR backpack announced

MSI shows a mobile solution for VR (Virtual Reality) without any annoying cables at Computex 2016. There is also an update for the compact gaming desktop Vortex, which is mainly based on notebook components.
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Tightrope walking. It took 7.5 years for EA and DICE to announce the successor to the Parkour-title Mirror's Edge. While the technology has improved drastically, content-wise, Catalyst hasn't made any progress. We vaulted around roof tops with the main character Faith to get an idea how the title performs on notebooks. Update: we've now tested more than 24 GPUs.
AMD announces Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480M

AMD announces Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480M

AMD details power-efficient Polaris 11 architecture and hints at upcoming RX 480M for notebooks.
The seventh generation of Intel processors will be the first in its family with native HDR de/encoding

Intel Kaby Lake will have native support for HDR movies

The next generation of Asus Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s will be one of the first consumer models to ship with Kaby Lake processors capable of native HDR video playback.
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Gaming on integrated graphics. Can the powerful Intel Iris Graphics 580 replace a mainstream Nvidia GPU for gaming? We pit the NUC against systems with integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to find out.
Intel Core i7-6770HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 | | 623 g
Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

"Omen by HP" will join the ranks of the Lenovo Y gaming series, Dell Alienware, Acer Nitro, Asus ROG, and others with availability in the next two weeks.
Intel claims Apollo Lake will be 30 percent faster than Braswell

Intel claims Apollo Lake will be 30 percent faster than Braswell

The 14 nm Apollo Lake platform should be coming this Fall with faster performance and 15 percent longer battery life.
Apple may be preparing a 5K Thunderbolt monitor with integrated GPU

Apple may be preparing a 5K monitor with integrated GPU

The 5120 x 2880 resolution panel could include an integrated graphics chip and be compatible with any existing MacBook so long as it supports Thunderbolt 3.
AMD unveils

Computex 2016 | AMD unveils "VR Ready" Radeon RX 480 GPU for $200 USD

AMD counters Pascal with a very price aggressive mainstream Polaris GPU coming this June 29th.
Intel touches on Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, and Broadwell-E features

Computex 2016 | Intel touches on Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, and Broadwell-E features

Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake should be making their way to fanless notebooks and CloudBooks, respectively, while Broadwell-E gets a deca-core SKU for $1600 USD.
Overwatch Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Overwatch Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Topsy-turvy house. Overwatch might look like a chaotic action spectacle on speed at first, but Blizzard's multiplayer shooter turns out to be very beginner-friendly in practice. Is this also the case for the system requirements? We tested it with our notebook benchmarks.
Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

Streaming box. Nvidia's Shield Android TV console is a comprehensive solution for movie streaming and gaming. We'll take a closer look at the powerful set-top box with the updated Android 6.0 OS and its mature content offering.
Nvidia Tegra X1 | NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU | | 654 g
Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results reveal ailing smartphone business

Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results are all-around mixed

Lenovo stays afloat despite a shrinking PC market and continuing problems in the smartphone world.
Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Devil Worship. Even though - or maybe precisely because - Doom has an old-school vibe, fans of Shooter-games get downright spoiled with an onslaught of action effects. Does the title only push gamers to their limits - or notebooks as well? Our benchmark check has the answer.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)