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Nokia 8 spotted on official website as HMD CEO steps down

Nokia 8 spotted on official website as HMD CEO steps down

A promotional image of the Nokia 8 was spotted on Nokia's official website a while ago and it looks like we're closer than ever to its official launch.
An 18-card Ethereum mining rig pushed to its limits. (Source: Ethereum.org)

Crypto miners dump their GPUs on Ebay as Ethereum drops almost 50% in value

It might be a hard time for miners who are now trying to mitigate losses and sell their GPUs on ebay, but this could also be a boon for all the gamers who couldn't find mid-range GPUs a few weeks ago.
Kaby Lake X: Intel Core i7-7740X Review

Kaby Lake X: Intel Core i7-7740X Review

Intel's new Core i7-7740X for the socket 2066 proves to be the fastest CPU for gaming in the test. However, it is just a weak upgrade to Intel's Core i7-7700K that lags behind the Ryzen CPUs in multitasking due to its low core count.
Intel Core i7-7740X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
HP 15-bw075ax (A12-9720P, Radeon R7) Laptop Review

71% HP 15-bw075ax (A12-9720P, Radeon R7) Laptop Review

Choppy waters. The HP 15-bw07ax brings AMD's newest high-end APU, the A12-9720P, to the market. However, the APU may be a bit too new - the system is remarkably unstable.
AMD A12-9720P | AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000 (i7-7700HQ, Radeon RX 550) Laptop Review

79% HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000 (i7-7700HQ, Radeon RX 550) Laptop Review

With great power… comes great affordability? The HP Pavilion Power 15t is back, this time with an AMD RX 550 GPU and an even lower price tag than before. Unfortunately, we ran into some unexpected challenges with our review unit.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP EliteBook 755 G4 (AMD PRO A12-9800B) Laptop Review

85% HP EliteBook 755 G4 (AMD PRO A12-9800B) Laptop Review

Appropriate performance? The EliteBook series from HP stands for business devices for the demanding customer. You will find out in this detailed review of the EliteBook 755 G4, whether this endeavor succeeds and the performance can do it justice.
AMD PRO A12-9800B | AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
HP Pavilion 15z-bw000 (A10-9620P, HD) Laptop Review

72% HP Pavilion 15z-bw000 (A10-9620P, HD) Laptop Review

Nothing new under the sun. HP's Pavilion 15z is a rather basic 15.6-inch notebook powered by an AMD APU and integrated Radeon graphics. Given its budget status, it doesn't come as a surprise that the systems falls short in many categories.
AMD A10-9620P | AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be available in early August. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 50% faster than Intel's direct competitor – the i9-7900X

Information on pricing and availability for two enthusiast Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, as well as for two of the entry-level Ryzen 3 CPUs was presented in AMD's latest product update video, along with some Cinebench R15 benchmark results that depict the Threadripper models as clear winners against Intel's direct competitors.
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HP Pavilion 17z (A12-9720P, Radeon R7 M340) Laptop Review

76% HP Pavilion 17z (A12-9720P, Radeon R7 M340) Laptop Review

Super slow for super cheap. If first impressions are everything, then AMD is in a lot of trouble. Our latest Bristol Ridge notebook pairs a fairly respectable GPU with a CPU that is far below average for a very imbalanced system.
AMD A12-9720P | AMD Radeon R7 M340 | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
The Platinum 8180 CPU is part of the server-grade Xeon Processor Scalable Family. (Source: Intel)

Intel's latest server grade Xeon Platinum 8180 CPU has a ridiculous price tag

The Xeon Platinum 8180 is no doubt the most expensive CPU ever manufactured by Intel with its re-seller price tag of $13,000, but it's also the fastest mass-produced CPU to date.
QNAP TS-x73U rackmount NAS with quad-core AMD R processors

QNAP launches AMD-powered TS-x73U NAS

This new business-class rackmount NAS is available featuring 8, 12, and 16 bays, with both single and redundant power supply options. It uses the quad-core AMD RX-421ND processor and comes with a pre-installed dual-port 10 GbE SFP+ network card.
HP 15-BW077AX (A9-9420, Radeon R5) Notebook Review

70% HP 15-BW077AX (A9-9420, Radeon R5) Notebook Review

Slow and Steady. The HP 15-BW077AX is an entry-level laptop from HP with AMD's newest A9 APU. Despite its young age, the CPU feels years behind the competition and the notebook as a whole offers very little for prospective consumers.
AMD A9-9420 | AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Spurred by AMD's Ryzen, Intel released a plethora of new CPUs at Computex 2017. (Source: Intel)

Are six cores better than four for gaming?

Techspot pits the i7-7700K against the slightly more expensive hexa-core i7-7800X, and the results are conclusive: the 7800X might give you more cores, but it's less (game) performance for more money.
Too fast but not furious: sofos1990's overclocking setup. (Source: HWBOT)

Beat this! Intel Core i9 7900X overclocked to 6.01GHz under LN2 cooling, breaks HWBOT benchmark

What do you get when you have a combination of Intel's latest HEDT processor, a specially crafted enthusiast Gigabyte motherboard and a can of liquid nitrogen? An overclock that shatters all records imaginable.
The ultra-dense nanotube lanes of communication between the memory and logic layers. (Source: Nature)

MIT and Stanford present a 3-D chip that integrates CPU and RAM

MIT and Stanford have developed a 3-D chip that integrates both CPU and RAM using carbon nanotubes to interconnect stacked-up logic layers and RAM layers. The design has great implications for overcoming communication bottlenecks.
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555) Laptop Review

Competitive thanks to Kaby Lake. The updated Apple MacBook Pro 15 gets a modern Kaby Lake processor from Intel and a more powerful GPU by default. Otherwise, however, not a lot has changed. Update: The review is now complete
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 555 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The Manli P106-100 (F336G) mining card features reference GTX 1060 specs. (Source: Manli)

Zotac, Manli and Biostar get on the dedicated mining cards bandwagon

With the ever increasing cryptocurrency mining demand for mid-range GPUs leading to the shortage of graphics card stocks, more and more manufacturers are announcing new mining cards. Manli, Zotac and Biostar are the newest companies to present their mining models.
The difference between a monolithic GPU and an MCM GPU. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia intends to make the leap to multi-GPU design

The multi-GPU design from Nvidia bunches together multiple GPU dies and many DRAM dies interconnected with very fast I/O direct paths on a single chip.
Nvidia GTX 1060 is now the most popular DirectX 12 GPU amongst Steam users

The GTX 1060 is finally more popular than the GTX 750 Ti on Steam

The GTX 1060 has just jumped ahead of the GTX 750 Ti on Steam's latest hardware survey with a very high 1.1 percent month-to-month growth rate.
AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years (Source: AMD)

AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years

PC builders have been flocking to Ryzen and the effects are already starting to show on the Internet's most popular CPU benchmark database.
The AMD Vega FE aims to satisfy both pros and gamers alike - but only succeeds at one. (Source: AnandTech)

The AMD Vega FE is a prosumer powerhouse that falls short of gaming excellence

Although the AMD Vega Frontier Edition is slower than the average GTX 1080, its performance in professional applications is still the one to beat.
The new Ryzen PRO series will compete with Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD unveils the Ryzen Pro series and hints at the upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs

AMD intends to end Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPU supremacy with the new Ryzen PRO series.
HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

The redesigned Omen 15t will include Thunderbolt 3, RX 550 and GTX 1060 graphics options, and a 120 Hz IPS display.
The Asus Mining RX 470 is a card designed for the mining of cryptocurrencies. (Source: Asus)

Asus reveals mining cards for crypto enthusiasts

Asus announces the Mining RX 470 and P106 graphics cards, specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining, The cards should increse mining efficiency by up to 36%.
Source: Rhomb.io

Smach Z handheld gaming PC likely to be delayed (again)

Due to a disagreement with a key hardware partner, the Smach Z handheld gaming PC is likely to run into further delays (if not cancellation).
AMD Radeon Instinct Vega graphics card will carry a 300 W TDP

AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 will be a 300 W Vega graphics card

The new Radeon Instinct MI series will cater to professional programmers and machine learning research, but it's also a good first look at what the inevitable consumer-based Vega GPU will bring to the table.
Microsoft says that the Xbox One X will be the company's smallest Xbox yet, though exact dimensions haven't been released. (Source: Microsoft)

Xbox One X is designed for 4K gaming, will ship November 7

Microsoft has officially unveiled "Project Scorpio" as the Xbox One X. The system will be one of the first of a new generation of consoles targeting 4K resolution not just for videos, but for gaming. The One X will release November 7 at a starting price of US$499.
Intel might have a lot of patents on their x86 architecture, but experts doubt Qualcomm would take such a risk if they were liable. (Source: Intel)

Intel bares its teeth at Qualcomm over Snapdragon-powered PCs

Intel has suggested it views Qualcomm's x86 emulation technology as a serious threat and potentially a violation of its intellectual property rights. Whether Qualcomm's technology (which allows Snapdragon CPUs to run full Windows 10) actually does infringe on Intel's IP remains to be proved.
Apple's new iMac Pro packs server-grade specs in an All-in-One chassis. (Source: Apple)

WWDC 2017 | Apple introduces new iMac AIOs, including the powerful iMac Pro

Apple's new All-in-Ones are equipped with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, Iris Pro integrated graphics, and options for high-res displays and dedicated AMD Radeon GPUs. The iMac Pro, a completely new device, will pack a punch with an 18-core Xeon processor and AMD Vega graphics.
Ryzen 5 1400 and 1600 Review

Ryzen 5 1400 and 1600 Review

AMD now takes on the mainstream segment with the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 5 1600. The hexa-core in particular performs well in our review, but the Ryzen 1400 is a bit on the fence – which is primarily a result of AMD's in-house competition.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

WWDC 2017 | Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

The new Metal 2 and Metal for VR APIs bring VR support to macOS for the first time, as well as support for external GPUs and AMD's RX 500 series graphics cards.
AMD reaffirms July launch window for its next generation Vega series of GPUs

AMD reaffirms July launch window for its next generation Vega series of GPUs

AMD is remaining tight-lipped on details about its Polaris successor and will instead be saving all the details for Siggraph 2017 late next month.
QNAP TS-x77 Series NAS with AMD Ryzen processor

COMPUTEX 2017 | QNAP announces the world's first AMD Ryzen NAS

The new TS-x77 NAS will hit the market in the third quarter with 6, 8, and 12-bay models, all powered by Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors, next to up to 64 GB DDR4 memory. The pre-release version will be on display at COMPUTEX Taipei until the end of the week.
AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.

COMPUTEX 2017 | AMD talks up Ryzen Mobile, showcases more laptops

AMD gave a few more details on its future plans for Ryzen-powered laptops, including 2-in-1, thin-and-light, gaming, and consumer form-factors. Two new AMD-powered (FX, not Ryzen) laptops from Acer and Dell were also showcased.
The Ryzen and Radeon-powered ROG Strix is visually indistinct from the rest of the ROG Strix lineup.

COMPUTEX 2017 | First Ryzen laptop is Asus's ROG Strix GL702ZC

Asus has unveiled the world's first Ryzen-powered notebook, the ROG Strix GL702ZC. The laptop is 17.3-inches, supports FreeSync 2.0, and is powered by a Ryzen 7 1700 8-core desktop CPU and a mobile Radeon RX 580 GPU.
Source: Dell

COMPUTEX 2017 | Dell unveils VR-ready Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One desktop PC

The AIO can be configured with up to a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and up to a Radeon RX 580 for VR gaming.
Source: Dell

COMPUTEX 2017 | Dell announces Inspiron 24 5000 AIO with AMD APU and GPU options

The All-in-One features AMD APUs and an optional Radeon RX560. The 23.8-inch display can be configured with or without touch and ships with an optional articulating arm.
The Acer Nitro 5. (Image: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces Nitro 5 gaming notebook with either an NVIDIA or AMD GPU

With either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD RX 550, Acer's new mainstream gaming notebook offers quite a few options.
Image: HIS

HIS quietly releases single-slot RX 550 GPU

The single-slot GPU packs an RX 550 with a small core clock boost in a small footprint.
Asus teasing Ryzen laptops

Asus teasing Ryzen laptops

Other gaming manufacturers may soon follow suit, but it remains unclear if these Ryzen notebooks will also be sporting Polaris/Vega GPUs or the usual Nvidia Pascal.
The GeForce GT 1030 reference card. (Image: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce Gt 1030 now available

The low-cost GPU seems positioned for eSports titles and multimedia-oriented PCs. The card is now available for purchase from several stores. Prices range from $70-80.
Image: AMD

Supposed leak reveals AMD Vega GPU specs

A recent Linux Direct Rendering Manager, supposedly from AMD, contains the specifications of an unnamed Vega GPU. The card in question has 8 GB of HBM2 and posted 12.5 TFLOPS of performance.
Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Ever wondered which notebooks the editors prefer to use day-to-day? The staff of Notebookcheck reveal their preferences.
AMD quietly adds then removes adware from its latest Radeon drivers

AMD quietly adds then removes adware from its latest Radeon drivers

AMD owners may have noticed a new desktop icon advertising Bethesda's upcoming title after installing Radeon driver 17.4.4. The chipmaker has since apologized after user complaints of the unnecessary stealth advert.
Nvidia GeForce 1030 may be coming soon (Source: Exprereview)

Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 may be coming soon

The GeForce Pascal series currently consists of only GTX options with no low-end to mainstream GT solutions. This may change soon according to rumors of a GT 1030 with 512 shader processors and a 30 W TDP.
The Radeon Pro Duo features two professional-grade GPUs on a single card. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU for professionals

The upcoming Radeon Pro Duo will feature two GPUs on a single card. The professional grade graphics card will have a whopping 32 GB of VRAM and is able to hit 11.45 TFLOPS.
The HP ZBook Studio G4 combines killer specs with design. (Source: HP)

HP introduces updated ZBook mobile workstations

HP has revealed updates to its ZBook line of workstations, including the long-awaited ZBook Studio G4.
HP refreshes Pavilion and Pavilion x360 series for 2017

HP refreshes Pavilion and Pavilion x360 series for 2017

The "Lift hinge" design of the Envy series will now trickle down to the affordable Pavilion series while the Pavilion x360 convertibles get new metal surfaces and support for active stylus pens.
Asus X555DA (A10-8700P, FHD) Laptop Review

73% Asus X555DA (A10-8700P, FHD) Laptop Review

Slow and outdated. AMD's Carrizo platform has not aged well. Performance is slower than a U-class Intel processor while offering shorter battery life and an overall poorer experience.
AMD A10-8700P | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
There are four Ryzen 5 processors, the Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1600 are 6-core/12-thread parts and the Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 5 1400 are 4-core/8-thread parts. (Source: PCGamer)

AMD's Ryzen 5 desktop processors release around the world today

AMD launched all four models of its new high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor today. They say it can deliver up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel Core i5 7600K.

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