The weekly roundup - top news from August 12 through August 18
With so many topics and pages published everyday, it's easy to miss some of the more important details related to the industry. We gather some key announcements and rumors from the past week that we think shouldn't be overlooked for smartphone and laptop enthusiasts.
The leaks have been ramping up and Nvidia itself is counting down the hours until its GeForce-focused press event in Cologne, Germany. If rumors are true - and they probably are this point - then we can expect significant performance advantages over Pascal GPUs.
The Zephyrus S GX531 will launch in a matter of months to directly supplant last year's Zephyrus GX501. Meanwhile, the Strix GL704 will beat all other major OEMs by being the first laptop of its size class to have narrow bezels and a 144 Hz 1080p display. Prices are still unknown for now.
With almost double the physical cores of the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE, the 32-core AMD Threadripper 2990WX is yet another very strong showing from the red chipmaker. While it performs extremely well in some types of benchmarks, it may perform poorly on others depending on the operating system and task at hand. Press reviews are generally mixed because of its wider-than-expected performance deltas.
Zotac will soon offer BI329 mini PCs with Gemini Lake CPUs while MSI introduces a brand new WS65 mobile workstation based on the popular GS65 chassis. Lenovo also unveiled its own upcoming high-performance mobile workstations ahead of IFA 2018 with the super-thin ThinkPad P1 and newly designed ThinkPad P72.