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The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018

The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018 (Image source: IFA-berlin.com)
The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018 (Image source: IFA-berlin.com)
The tech world has been on fire these past few weeks with not one, but two major press events. After Nvidia unveiled its GeForce RTX GPUs at Gamescom, more OEMs unveiled brand new refreshed products at IFA in Berlin equipped with next generation Intel Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors.

It's only been a week since Nvidia revealed Turing and a renewed focus on real-time ray-tracing technology for the next generation of games. Fast-forward just a few days later and IFA pretty much stole all the headlines with an inundation of brand new laptops and smartphones set to launch before the end of the year. There were definitely more at show than we had initially anticipated with an arguably longer list of announcements when compared to Computex just a few months prior.

Here is a condensed list of some major products coming soon from top OEMs:

Intel also unveiled its Whiskey Lake-U series of CPUs set to directly supplant Kaby Lake-R. The new 14 nm++ processors focus on integrated Gigabit wireless features and offloading specific workloads to the PCH for improved performance. Amber Lake-Y was also touched upon, but it appears to be nothing more than just Kaby Lake-Y in the same 14 nm fabrication process but with higher clock rates and higher TDP potential.

Outside of IFA, the news was quiet with not much to comment. Asus opened up pre-orders for its upcoming Zephyrus GX531 and Strix GL704 gaming laptops while first-gen AMD Threadripper CPUs received steep price cuts now that second-gen Threadripper models are available. Qualcomm may be preparing new Snapdragon SoCs for Windows 10 as well.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-09- 3 (Update: 2018-09- 4)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.