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Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

Instant XPS classic. Dell is betting big on the unproven Kaby Lake-G platform and its MagLev keyboard to carry the new XPS 15 2-in-1 forward. The end result feels like the XPS we know and love while being thinner, quieter, cooler, and nearly as powerful as the standard XPS 15 that it derives from.
Intel Core i5-8305G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The LN2 setup used for overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC Gamer / Der8auer on YouTube)

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to a whopping 6 GHz on LN2

Famed overclocker 'der8auer' has managed to overclock the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X to cross the 6 GHz on all cores. He managed to achieve this by first selecting the best CPUs for the task and then subjecting them to LN2 cooling. Con...
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen ...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

AMD's new desktop APUs Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 5 2200G brought a breath of fresh air to the low-budget segment. The second generation is supposed to succeed in the performance market as well, and to these ends AMD has released two brand-new Ryzen CPUs. Let's find out whether or not they can compete at eye level with Intel's Coffee Lake.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
AMD pledges for a no-strings attached PC gaming experience. (Source: AMD Radeon)

AMD pledges to respect the gamer's choice in the wake of inconsistencies in NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program

AMD's Scott Herkelman took to pen a blog post regarding AMD's stance in providing choice to the PC gamer. Although his post does not directly mention the controversial NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, there is enough information in...
Asus has been using the ROG brand name since 2006. (Source: Asus)

Asus announces new brand name for AMD cards

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has announced a rebranding for the AMD graphics cards that were previously part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line-up. The new name for the series is AREZ, which derives from Ares, the Greek ...
AMD Ryzen 5 2600. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 takes on the Intel Core i5-8600K in first benchmarks

Initial benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 are out and the Zen+-based 'Pinnacle Ridge' chip trades blows with the similarly priced Intel Core i5-8600K in most benchmarks. The Ryzen 5 2600 shows very good performance in synthetic b...
The MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. (Source: MSI)

MSI has a slew of new X470 boards lined up for the AMD Ryzen 2 platform

In the wake of AMD making its Ryzen 2 platform official, MSI has released new motherboards based on the new X470 chipset. Features common to all these boards include support for two M.2 slots with support for PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, fou...
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. (Source: Dell)

Dell silently launches AMD Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks

Dell has launched the new Inspiron 13 7000 convertible and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen APUs without much fanfare. Both notebooks come with options of either the Ryzen 5 2500U or the Ryzen 7 2700U APU and are av...
HP and Dell are purportedly backing away from Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program (Image source: Nvidia)

HP and Dell are purportedly backing away from Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program

Nvidia's voluntary-but-shady program that puts financial preferences for its members over non-members has turned away two of the largest OEMs in the world due to what the source claims to be "likely illegal" practices. The chipmak...
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X outpaces the Intel Core i7-8700K in more ways than one in first benchmarks

The AMD Ryzen 2700X was given a test drive ahead of its official announcement and the CPU has managed to put up an impressive show. The Ryzen 2700X has managed to beat or come in close proximity to the Intel Core i7-8700K in gamin...
Image: Notebook Italia

The KB-G1 Game is Beelink's Kaby Lake G answer to Intel's Hades Canyon NUC

Move over, Hades Canyon. There's a new Kaby Lake G mini PC in town. The Beelink KB-G1 Game is an ultra-SFF desktop sporting Intel's new Core i7-8809G CPU with RX Vega M graphics. Although the KB-G1 Game is slightly thicker then th...
AMDs new flagship processor, the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC World)

AMD officially launches 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 chips

AMD has officially launched its 2nd Gen Ryzen Series high-performance chips for desktop computers. While faster acrosss the range, AMD has also been aggressive with its pricing strategy, cutting prices and putting further pressure...
AMD's upcoming 7nm Navi GPUs may not be more powerful than Nvidia's GTX 1080

AMD's upcoming 7nm Navi GPUs may not be more powerful than Nvidia's GTX 1080

According to rumors, AMD's Navi-based GPUs, which are slotted for release in 2019, may compete with Nvidia's GTX 1080 but not supersede it. This could spell trouble for AMD; the GPU shortage caused by the cryptomining craze partic...
Hook holding a Radeon RX Vega Nano card that could be launched soon. (Source: Facebook)

Chris Hook leaves AMD, could be joining Intel

Chris Hook had been with ATI and then AMD for almost 20 years. The former AMD Senior Director of Marketing could be joining Intel in order to help the company launch its latest discrete GPU, first one in 20 years. AMD promptly fou...
The Radeon RX 500X series now have OEM-specific variants. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches OEM-specific Radeon RX 500X-series GPUs for desktop and mobile

AMD has released OEM-specific variants of RX 500 GPUs for both desktop and mobile. Dubbed the RX 500X, this is a simple re-badging exercise for OEMs help in advertising new systems. The RX 500X series are exactly the same as their...
Refreshed HP Pavilion Gaming series launching next month for budget gamers (Source: HP)

Refreshed HP Pavilion Gaming series launching next month for budget gamers

The Pavilion Power series is now the more aptly-named Pavilion Gaming series to tackle on the newly announced mainstream Dell G gaming series. Currently, SKUs are limited to a single 15.6-inch chassis but with a very wide range of...
AMD Radeon RX Vega M is missing key features from a "standard" Radeon RX Vega GPU (Image Source: wikichip)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M is a Vega GPU without some common Vega features

The GPU maker is locking certain functions on the Vega M platform that are otherwise commonly found on all other Vega GPUs including DirectX 12.1 support. In fact, the feature set of Vega M has more in common with the previous-gen...
Second-gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has been leaked again. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets pre-release overclocking treatment up to 4.3GHz

AMD’s eagerly anticipated second-generation Ryzen 7 2700X octa-core has been given the overclocking treatment ahead of its official launch this month. Two early testers were independently able to achieve overclocking speeds of 4.3...
Zotac's GTX 1080 Ti price dropped from US$1,400 to as low as US$919 throughout the month of March. (Source: WCCFTech)

AMD & Nvidia GPU prices are down 25% in March, supply is catching up

GPU prices dropped considerably throughout the month of March due to a series of factors that include: Amazon and Newegg refreshing their supplies more often, rumors about a possible July launch of the GTX 11 series and a late 201...
The Asus ROG X470-F Strix motherboard. (Source: Videocardz / Overclock 3D)

First pictures and layout schematics of the Asus X470-F ROG Strix and other Asus X470 motherboards leak

Pictures of Asus' X470 portfolio have surfaced online. The X470 chipset brings support for the upcoming Ryzen 2 CPUs, which are based on the Zen+ microarchitecture. While they look similar to the last generation X370 offerings, al...
HP mt43 (A8-9600B, SSD, FHD) Thin Client Review

84% HP mt43 (A8-9600B, SSD, FHD) Thin Client Review

Little endurance. HP's Mobile Thin Client is based on the EliteBook 745/840 G4. Accordingly, the 14-incher has an elegant and sturdy case, a very good keyboard, and offers many connection options. However, the battery life turns out to be meager.
AMD PRO A8-9600B | AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Chuwi HiGame mini PC is a tad shorter than Intel's Hades Canyon NUC, but it also is slightly thicker. (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi announces crowdfunded HiGame mini PC with Kaby Lake-G CPU

Chuwi's answer to Intel's Hades Canyon comes in the form of the HiGame mini PC, which packs Intel's Core i5-8305G CPU + AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL iGPU with 8 GB DDR4 system memory and 128 GB NVMe SSD storage inside a 6 x 6 inch case...
Fan render of a PlayStation 5. (Source:

Fresh PlayStation 5 leak suggests AMD 8-core Zen CPU, Navi-based GPU

AMD looks to have sewn up a deal with Sony to power its next-generation PlayStation 5. Currently in the hands of developers, details about the PlayStation 5 dev kits indicate it is powered by an AMD APU featuring Zen CPU cores and...
Intel updates Gameplay support site with Kaby Lake-G options

Intel Gameplay now shows what games will work on Kaby Lake-G PCs

Intel takes the guesswork out of game compatibility by testing the most popular games throughout the Core ix series themselves. The most recent additions are the Core i7-8809G and Core i7-8705G with suggested graphical settings on...
Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (i7-8809G, Radeon RX Vega M GH) Mini PC Review

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (i7-8809G, Radeon RX Vega M GH) Mini PC Review

Fast as Hell. Hades himself would own one of these if he wanted a mini PC for gaming. The unlocked NUC rivals a GTX 1060 laptop in raw graphics horsepower while having the CPU performance of a stock Core i7-7700K - all in an integrated chipset under a vapor chamber cooler.
Intel Core i7-8809G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH | | 1.3 kg
Bitmain AntMiner ASIC (Image: Crypto Mining Blog)

Ethereum-based ASIC miners may cause the price of AMD GPUs (and stock) to fall

AMD GPU prices may finally be coming down, but will the company’s stock follow suit? According to analyst Christopher Rolland, that may indeed be the case. A new Ethereum ASIC miner from Bitmain may threaten Team Red’s financial o...
It has been suggested that Nvidia may introduce the GTX name to lower-spec products. (Source: Digital Trends)

Nvidia's next-gen GPUs may be the GTX 11 Series

According to an anonymous source speaking with TweakTown, the next generation of Nvidia GPUs will not be labeled as the once-expected GTX 20 Series but will be known as the GTX 11 Series. It is even possible that Nvidia will overh...
HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G now available for pre-order in the UK (Image Source: Amazon UK)

HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G now available for pre-order in the UK

The Intel-AMD technology promises to be as fast as a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti all in a single 65 W processor package. The suggested starting price for just the 8 GB SKU, however, is going to burn a hole through most wallets. HP has...
AMD is bringing real-time ray tracking to games this year. (Source: AMD)

AMD bringing real-time ray tracing to its GPUs soon

AMD is bringing real-time ray tracing technology to its GPUs this year via the open source Vulcan 3D API. You can expect to see the technology debut in a AAA title in as soon as the next couple of months, according to the company.
HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

80% HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Mostly solid. The Envy features a powerful Ryzen 5 2500 APU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a backlit keyboard. In addition to input by fingers, the touchscreen also supports an optional stylus pen made by HP. Unfortunately, the dark display and occasional crashes dampen our expectations and the overall impression.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Atari VCS (Ataribox) lives! (Image source: Tom's Hardware)

GDC 2018 | The Ataribox is real, and it's more computer than gaming console

After months of delays and speculation, the Atari VCS (formerly the Ataribox) finally debuted in physical form at GDC. There's still a lot of information about the console that Atari is keeping close to the chest, but we do know t...
QNAP TS-x73 NAS with AMD RX-421ND processor (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP launches the AMD-powered TS-x73 NAS lineup

The AMD RX-412ND-powered QNAP TS-x73 lineup targets small businesses and power users, featuring 4, 6, and 8 drive bays. In addition to the aforementioned processor and 4 GB or 8 GB of memory, its list of features also includes 2 P...
CTS Labs classified the 13 vulnerabilities in 4 greater classes. (Source: CTS Labs)

AMD acknowledges CTS Labs exploits, will fix them in the next weeks

It took AMD more than one week to fully assess the CTS Labs report regarding 13 vulnerabilities found in all Ryzen and EPYC processors, but at least AMD's official position dismisses any claims that these vulnerabilities are criti...
The Gaming Box comes in a compact and portable size. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte adds Radeon RX 580 cards to its external Gaming Box lineup

Apart from the standard issue Radeon RX 580 GPU, the latest Gaming Box from Gigabyte comes with the usual 450 W PSU, and connectors including the Thunderbolt 3 port plus four more USB ports that let users connect peripherals like ...
The Phantom Gaming line will include RX Vega graphics cards, but it could also expand into gaming accessories and systems. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock confirms production of gaming graphics cards

A recent teaser video posted by ASRock on its Youtube channel reveals the name for the soon-to-be-released lineup of gaming graphics cards. Previously rumored to focus on MXM cards for its mini PC business, ASRock now confirms it ...
The HTC Vive Pro is now available for pre-order. (Source: HTC)

HTC’s wireless Vive Pro VR headset goes up for pre-order

HTC’s second-generation VR headset, the Vive Pro, is now up for pre-order. Improved in every key area over the original, the company is hoping the addition of wireless support will help to attract new users put off by being tether...
AMD Ryzen 2 shows significant performance gains over last year's Ryzen. (Source: Expert Reviews)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 get detailed in leaked review, available from April 19

AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600, got a full evaluation by SiSoftware and the numbers show overall performance improvements over the previous generation Ryzens. The benchmarks page and the results have been taken down but we now have concrete information about the TDP, clock speeds, and how much of a performance gain can be expected. Additionally, we also have information on the launch date and pricing of the new Ryzen 2 SKUs.
The Ryzen 2 iterations are most than just incremental. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X benchmarks leak on Geekbench, show up to 18% higher performance than the previous generation

AMD's new Zen+ CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X and the Ryzen 7 2700X, have made their way to Geekbench and seem to have posted some impressive scores in comparison with their previous generation counterparts. The increased single-core an...
It has been standard practice to give companies 60-90 days to react to newly found exploits.

Update | Previously unheard-of company claims AMD chips are full of vulnerabilities, does not provide details

Researchers at a cyber-security consulting company in Israel have claimed that they have found 13 serious vulnerabilities in AMD processors. CTS-Labs has published details about the flaws after only giving AMD 24 hours to comply. ...
Lenovo Ideapad 720S (Ryzen 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Ideapad 720S (Ryzen 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

AMD-Update. We have already had Lenovo's IdeaPad 720s in review, and found it to be a lightweight and thin notebook for everyday challenges. The 13-inch notebook is now also available with AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U processor and as a viable alternative to the Intel SKU.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
The latest innovations in mobile communication were once again shown off in Barcelona.

The Best Smartphones of MWC 2018

The pick of the crop. The Mobile World Congress is the biggest world fair for mobile technology and communication. This is why many manufacturers choose this event to introduce their latest and greatest smartphones. We picked out the best of the MWC for you.
It remains to be seen if the GPP will be examined by the Federal Trade Commision. (Source: ThinkComputers)

Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program goes under the spotlight

A report created by Kyle Bennett of HardOCP will likely not go down well with executives at Nvidia. Bennett’s article focuses on the GPU-maker’s GeForce Partner Program (GPP), which has been introduced to “better serve gamers.” Co...
AMD has decided to put up an impressive Threadripper lineup for the coming years. (Source: Informatica Cero / Wccftech)

Leaked slides reveal that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 4000 will greet us in 2020

Leaked slides pertaining to AMD's Next-Gen High-End Desktop (NG HEDT) platform reveal that AMD is bullish with regards to continuing and refining its Threadripper lineage. The slides reveal three Ryzen Threadripper families starti...
Microsoft is readying a major Spring update for its Xbox One console range. (Source: Microsoft)

Xbox One Spring update to bring support for AMD FreeSync monitors, more

Microsoft is readying a major update for its Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. Among the new features includes the ability to play nicely with monitors and displays that support AMD FreeSync.
An MXM graphics card has a reduced form factor and comes with no additional cooling system. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Rumor | ASRock could be getting into graphics card production

ASRock is more likely to produce MXM graphics cards for its own mini PC lineups rather than get into discrete gaming and mining card production. However, considering the AMD partnership and the current GPU crisis, ASRock could hel...
Zen 2 will introduce a new architecture in early 2019, while this year's Zen+ only slightly enhances the original Zen technology. (Source: AMD)

7 nm "Castle Peak" Threadripper desktop CPU coming next year as reavealed in leaked AMD roadmap

"Castle Peak" will be based on the upcoming Zen 2 core, while this year's Threadripper gen 2 will feature a slightly improved 12 nm Zen+ core. The first Zen 3 cores are expected to arrive with the 2020 APUs.
Official release for the Ryzen 2000-series CPUs has been pushed to April 20. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 2000-series CPU prices and full specs leak out

There are two new mid-range and two high-end CPUs. The Ryzen 5 2600/2600X models are set to compete with Intel's i5-8600/8600K processors for a slightly lower price, while the Ryzen 7 2700/2700K CPUs should offer similar performan...
The unnamed Ryzen 7 12 nm Zen+ CPU was tested on an ASRock X370 Gaming ITX/ac motherboard. (Source: HWBattle)

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series 8-core/16 thread CPU perfomance gets leaked

The unnamed 8-core/16-thread CPU is part of the Zen+ 12nm wave of new processors that should launch this April. Boost clocks can reach up to an impressive 4.35 GHz, but the performance is marginally better when compared to last ye...

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