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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X gets a listing in the 3DMark database. (Source: TUM_APISAK)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X shows up on 3DMark, supposed insane pricing could give Intel the chills

AMD's upcoming HEDT processor, the 32C/64T Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has been spotted in the 3DMark database. While the entry does not show any performance score, it does show lower boost clocks owning to probably a non-XFR2 mother...
ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8G OC Edition GPU. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 570 and RX 580 cards set to hit Europe on July 1

ASRock's foray into the GPU market started with the Radeon RX 570 and RX 580-based GPUs when they became available in the Asian market a few months ago. Now, ASRock is making these GPUs available for the European market starting J...
The MateBook D. (Source: Huawei)

The Huawei MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is now available in the US

The Huawei MateBook D was refreshed a few weeks ago at Computex to include a Ryzen 5 2500U and a Vega 8. The 14-inch laptop is now available in the US and offers excellent value for money as is usual with devices in the series.
Keyboard support and mouse support is coming to the Xbox One. (Source: Windows Central))

Microsoft, Razer bringing keyboard and mouse support to Xbox One

Microsoft is working closely with Razer to bring official support for keyboard and mouse input for the Xbox One. Long promised, but never delivered, the new partnership will give hardcore gamers the additional customization option...
An Asus motherboard showing the rated throughput of the M.2 slots. (Source: Asus)

TechSpot benchmarks highlight importance of selecting the correct M.2 slot for best performance

Enthusiasts who want the fastest possible storage speeds already know to buy motherboards that use flagship chipsets (e.g. Intel's Z370 and AMD's X470). However, a series of benchmarks from TechSpot confirm that dual slot X470 boa...

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Hit the brakes. The Swift 3 SF315-41G is a multimedia allrounder by Acer that relies on the combination of a Raven Ridge APU and a dedicated AMD graphics unit. They are joined by an IPS display, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe-SSD. As a result, the computer is well-rounded in terms of features.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Threadripper 2990X prototypes were showcased at Computex earlier this month. (Source: AMD)

AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-Core / 64-Thread CPU details and benchmarks leaked

The guys over at HKEPC revealed that the Threadripper 2990X 32-core CPU is running at 3.4 GHz by default and can go up to 4.0 GHz in boost mode. It also comes with 40 MB L2+L3 cache memory and a TDP of only 250 W. According to Cin...
The AMD Radeon Pro V340 will be based on a dual Vega 10 setup. (Source:

AMD Radeon PRO V340 spotted — dual Vega 10 multi-GPU with 32 GB HBM2 memory

AMD has discretely revealed the Radeon PRO V340 — a dual Vega 10 multi-GPU card with 32 GB HBM2 memory. The Radeon PRO V340 is being targeted for virtualization applications with support for up to 32 concurrent users and hardware...
AMD 'Raven Ridge' Ryzen 5 2400G APU. (Source: AMD)

AMD 'Raven Ridge' APU drivers to be updated as quaterly releases only

AMD will be providing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver updates for its 'Raven Ridge' APUs in a quarterly cadence as opposed to more frequent updates for its Radeon GPUs. This was clarified by an AMD rep to a user's query o...
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H gets listed in the AOTS DX 12 database. (Source: TUM_APISAK)

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H, Ryzen 5 2600H, Vega 20, and Vega 12 entries spotted in AOTS DirectX 12 benchmarks

References to few upcoming AMD parts have been spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark database. These include new 35W quad core chips such as the AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H signalling AMD's arrival i...
Gearbest is offering the KNote5 bundled with the all-in-one keyboard for a great price. (Source: Gearbest)

Celeron N4100 KNote 5 Windows 10 tablet launched by AlldoCube

The KNote5 is probably the most affordable tablet powered by the Celeron N4100 CPU on the market right now. It also comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus the integrated UHD Graphics 600 GPU.What really makes this a gr...
Chuwi HiGame mini PC has proven successful on Indiegogo, on track for an August launch (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi HiGame mini PC has proven to be successful on Indiegogo, on track for a $1299 USD launch

The Intel Hades Canyon NUC is finally getting a direct competitor in the form of the Chuwi HiGame. The manufacturer has gathered enough backers over the last few months to finally commit to an August launch window. Backers will be...
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X benchmark results and technical details (Source: Geekbench)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X hit Geekbench with up to 4 GHz boost and impressive performance

Expected to cost around US$160, the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X is almost as fast as the Intel Core i7-7700, while the cheaper (around US$130) Ryzen 3 2300X delivers about the same performance as the Intel Core i5-7600K. Both chips are manu...
Sony Playstation 5 getting thrown under the bus for poorly-received Radeon RX Vega series (Image source: WCCFTech)

Sony Playstation 5 getting thrown under the bus for poorly-received Radeon RX Vega series

AMD's semi-custom chipset technologies for Microsoft, Sony, and even Intel may be becoming too lucrative to ignore. If rumors are true, then the AMD Navi series will not be competing in the flagship space against the impending Nvi...
Powercolor RX Vega 56 Nano launch (Source: Wccftech)

Computex 2018 | AMD RX Vega 56 Nano now official

AMD unveiled the RX Vega 56 Nano during a Computex 2018 special press event, but instead a reference edition — as it usually happens — they unveiled a variant made by PowerColor. This video card features 8 GB HBM2 memory, 3584 str...
It is important to note that the Threadripper 2000 series is not actually integrating the Zen 2 7 nm microarchitecture. (Source: WCCFTech)

Computex 2018 | AMD shows Gen 2 Threadripper HEDT CPUs with up to 32 cores / 64 threads and first 7 nm EPYC CPU

AMD's answer to Intel's 28-core HEDT CPU was showcased today at Computex in the form of the 32-core/64-thread Gen 2 Threadripper. These top-of-the-line HEDT chips from AMD will use all 4 interconnected dies, unlike the first gen T...
Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with side window. Alienware accessories not included. (Source: Dell)

Computex 2018 | Dell upgrades the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors

The AMD line of the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop gets an upgrade to Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors. This is a VR ready PC when combined with the AMD RX 580 and up to 32 GB of RAM. Dell reuses the existing Inspiron Gaming Desktop ...
The new Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box. (Source: Notebook Check)

Computex 2018 | Gigabyte shows eGPU with embedded Radeon RX 580

Gigabyte has added a new eGPU enclosure to its lineup. The new Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box is targeted at Apple MacBook users, although it will work equally well with Windows ultrabooks as well.
The Huawei Matebook D is getting a refresh to include the AMD Ryzen 2500U with Vega 8. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Computex 2018 | The Huawei MateBook D gets an unexpected refresh to include the Ryzen 5 2500U with Vega 8 graphics

AMD’s press conference earlier today contained a number of interesting new AMD-powered devices. One that stood out was the refreshed Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen APU and Vega graphics.
The 7nm Vega finds applications in High Performance Computing. (Source: AMD)

Computex 2018 | AMD demonstrates Radeon Instinct 7nm Vega GPU platform with 32 GB HBM2 memory

AMD demonstrated the world's first 7nm GPU architecture at Computex 2018. The Radeon Instinct series of accelerators are made for High Performance Compute (HPC) applications and feature 32 GB HBM2 memory on a 4096-bit bus. The 7nm...
The Asus X570ZD will carry both a Ryzen 7 APU and dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 graphics (Source: Own)

Computex 2018 | AMD will use Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics on a Ryzen laptop for the first time ever with the Asus X570ZD

Red and Green in one consumer laptop without any tricks or eGPU docks. The Asus X570ZD laptop will be the first to incorporate a Ryzen 7 2700U APU with integrated Vega 10 graphics and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 GPU for more dema...
AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress controller to reduce USB Type-C costs (Source: Cypress)

AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress EZ-PD CCG5 controller to reduce USB Type-C costs

USB Type-C Gen. 2 is still rather uncommon on notebooks. The single-chip controller solution from Cypress should make it less expensive for both Intel and AMD to integrate multiple USB Type-C Gen. 2 ports onto laptops while allowi...
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

Ryzen 3 undervolted. Dell has equipped its 5000 series with a heavily-throttled Ryzen 3 chip, a dark, low-contrast screen and a storage device that clicks annoyingly. Was this clumsiness or intention?
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
AMD may be set to reveal a proper Ryzen competitor to the Intel Core i7-8750H for laptops (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H spotted on 3DMark, could compete against the Core i7-8750H

These two unconfirmed quad-core APUs could potentially be part of AMD's high-performance Ryzen series for gaming laptops. If true, laptop gamers may finally have a proper alternative to the ubiquitous i7-6700HQ, i5-7300HQ, i7-7700...
Huawei set to unveil Honor MagicBook laptop with AMD Ryzen and Vega graphics (Source:

Huawei set to launch Honor MagicBook laptop with AMD Ryzen and Vega graphics

The mainstream 14-inch SKU will serve as the AMD alternative to the existing Intel MagicBook with Core i5-8250U CPUs and GeForce MX150 graphics. Chinese retailers are already detailing the "Sharp Dragon" Ryzen configuration albeit...
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Simple office notebook. Acer’s 15.6-inch laptop scores some major points with its hardware combination of a powerful Ryzen 3 2200U APU, a fast SSD and 8 GB of dual-channel RAM. However, the screen and thermal performance disappoint.
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano with honeycomb-style passive cooling. (Source: Zotac)

Computex 2018 | Zotac reveals slew of new Mini PCs ahead of tradeshow

Although Computex 2018 doesn't kick off in Taipei until June 5, Zotac is already out of the blocks showcasing its latest range of Mini PCs. The lineup includes the ZBOX CI660 nano, which is the first Mini PC to be powered by an 8t...
The Atari VCS Collector's Edition sports a distinctive wooden inlay. (Source: BGR)

Atari VCS pre-order goal shattered on first day

The pre-order goal for the Atari VCS console on crowdfunding website Indiegogo has already been eclipsed on the first day of the sale. The original flexible goal for the device was US$100,000, but the total amount had already reac...
The AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE entries spotted on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero supported CPU list. (Source: Anandtech)

New AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' 35W CPUs spotted: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

Two new CPUs belonging to AMD 'Raven Ridge' Ryzen family were recently spotted online and on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard CPU list. Named the Athlon 200GE and the Athlon Pro 200GE, these are dual core CPUs with a base f...
The Kaby Lake-G features AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPU integrated in the chip die. (Source: TheNerdMag)

Kaby Lake-G Chromebook codenamed "Kidd" in the works?

Chromebooks could soon get a substantial performance boost, as the Chrome OS developers are planning to support Intel's Kaby Lake-G CPUs that come with the dedicated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU. The first Chromebook that would includ...
HP ZBook 14u G5 (i7-8550U, Pro WX 3100) Workstation Review

81% HP ZBook 14u G5 (i7-8550U, Pro WX 3100) Workstation Review

Based on the EliteBook. The HP ZBook series has been updated to Intel Kaby Lake Refresh processors. HP has also significantly changed the design and is one which we have already seen during our recent EliteBook 840 G5 review. The ZBook 14u G5 should be able to provide enough computing power thanks to its AMD Polaris GPU. Find out whether HP has achieved this in our HP ZBook 14u G5 review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile | 14" | 1.6 kg
Rumors of Arez's demise have been greatly exaggerated (hint: this is not the official logo). (Source: WCCFTech)

Twitter account kills Asus Arez GPU brand, Asus reacts

With the announcement of Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program, Asus thought it would be wise to differentiate its GPU brands into ROG (for Nvidia) and Arez (for AMD). Since the GPP was killed in its infancy, speculators were quick to ...
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA (i5-7300HQ, RX 560) Laptop Review

78% Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA (i5-7300HQ, RX 560) Laptop Review

Budget Gaming. Lenovo’s budget-priced gaming notebooks start at €700 (~$817). While these basic variants are not that powerful, they should still be enough for some gamers. In this review, we will be looking at the Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA, a 15.6-inch notebook that is equipped with an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and an AMD Radeon RX 560 dedicated graphics card.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

The new Ryzen processors give a decent boost to AMD. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. The two Ryzen chips without the "X" in their labels are supposed to be energy efficient above all. You can find out in this review, what you can really get out of these processors.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano. (Source: PowerColor)

The ITX sized RX Vega 56 Nano is real and it arrives next month, says PowerColor

When PowerColor released the RX Vega 56 Red Dragon earlier this year, there was talk that a true ITX sized version might be on the way due to the miniature PCB underneath the full-sized cooler. They have now confirmed that a 'Nano...
The EM-B13KG mini PCs are able to handle up to 4 monitors. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Emdoor presents Kaby Lake-G gaming laptops and mini PCs

The EM-B13KG mini PC and EM-NM14KG 14-inch gaming laptop from Emdoor will most likely come with very affordable prices. Both can be equipped with the i5 and i7 Kaby Lake-G CPUs that integrate AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPUs, up to 8 G...
The Threadripper 2000 series may launch as soon as Q3 this year. (Source: AMD)

AMD is already sampling the Threadripper 2000 series

An official slide from AMD sneaked into the official AMD Ryzen Pro mobility APU presentation, revealing that the company is currently sampling the second generation of Threadripper HEDT CPUs. These are build using the Zen+ 12 nm p...
New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

AMD announced new Ryzen Pro APUs and all three major OEMs Dell, HP, and Lenovo were on display with corresponding products. We had the chance to talk with the manufacturers and check the new models hands-on.
AMD announces new Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs

AMD announces new Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs

AMD announces new Ryzen Pro CPUs for business users, both for desktop as well as mobile systems. The performance is obviously an important topic, but business users also want security and reliability.
New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

HP has announced refreshes to its Envy notebook lineup including the Envy 13, Envy 17, Envy x360 13, and Envy x360 15. The standout feature of these notebooks is the new minimalist chiseled appearance similar to the patterning fou...
Cannon Lake stumbles into the market: The IdeaPad 330-15ICN is the first laptop with a 10-nm-CPU

Cannon Lake stumbles into the market: The IdeaPad 330-15ICN is the first laptop with a 10-nm-CPU

Intel Cannon Lake once was a very highly anticipated CPU-release. After massive delays, the first Intel CPU generation that is manufactured in the advanced 10 nanometer process has finally arrived – and it enters the market silent...
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Lon Seidman and Douglas Black of Notebookcheck and UltrabookReview talk laptops and the tech review process

Lon Seidman recently hosted a podcast with Notebookcheck's own Douglas Black. Over the hour, Douglas discussed his work with Notebookcheck and UltrabookReview with Lon and the process behind writing reviews of laptops in the onlin...
The Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G offers no substantial benefits over the Core i5-8305G (Image source: Dell)

The Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G offers no substantial benefits over the Core i5-8305G

Based solely on our two XPS 15 9575 samples, the presence of Hyper-Threading for the Core i5 series has allowed the 65 W i5-8305G to perform much more closely to the 65 W i7-8705G than one would expect. This is in stark contrast t...
Mysterious AMD Vega 12 GPU info leaks out, plus Vega 20 AI features

Mysterious AMD Vega 12 GPU info leaks out, plus Vega 20 AI features

The codenames for the upcoming Vega 20 and Vega 12 GPUs were mentioned in the latest LLVM and Clang compiler patches. Codenamed GFX906, the Vega 20 will support native AI instructions and the patch information reveals that it will...
Nvidia's GPP was accused of being anti-competitive and unethical. (Source: YouTube/own)

Nvidia cancels GeForce Partner Program

Nvidia has decided to cancel the controversial GeForce Partner Program (GPP). A blog post by John Teeple, the person responsible for Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Marketing, has the very unambiguous title “Pulling the Plug on GPP, Lean...
Transverse section of two wafers stacked one on top of the other. (Source: Cadence)

AMD and Nvidia future GPUs could integrate TSMC's new wafer-on-wafer tech

Thanks to TSMC's new stacked wafer manufacturing process, future CPUs and GPUs could double the performance just by integrating dies with two wafers. For now, only two wafers can be stacked one on top of the other, but in the futu...
Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

Ryzen up. Acer has updated their popular Swift 3 laptop with AMD's most powerful mobile APU, the Ryzen 7 2700U with RX Vega 10 graphics. Unfortunately, the system fails to live up to its full potential.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Chris Hook will be working with former AMD GPU architect Raja Koduri on Intel's upcoming discrete GPU projects. (Source:

Chris Hook left AMD to join Intel as head of discrete GPU marketing

When Chris Hook first announced he was leaving AMD, many analysts speculated that he could join Intel and his long-time partner Raja Koduri, who has been working for Intel since late 2017. Hook recently confirmed these rumors and ...
 It will be possible to order an Atari VCS package with a modern controller and a classic joystick. (Source: Atari)

The Atari VCS gets a pre-sale date

Atari has announced in a new press release that the Atari VCS hardware platform will have a pre-sale starting on May 30. The console will be available from US$199 during the pre-sale, which is being exclusively held through the cr...

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