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The ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the matte 1080p screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 4K vs. FHD

We already reviewed Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the optional 4K HDR screen. It is a good screen, but there are some drawbacks as well, so we were eager to find out how the standard 1080p display of the entry-level SKU performs. We already have a test unit and want to compare the basic measurements of the two models ahead of the complete review.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
The i5-9600K looks like a good alternative for AMD's Ryzen 5 2600X, even though it lacks 6 threads. (Source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-9600K pushed to 5.2 GHz on air with benchmarks

Thanks to the new STIM material, the i5-9600K offers excellent overclocking potential, reaching 5.2 GHz on all cores using a high-end air cooler. The temperatures were a bit over 90C, so a water-cooling solution might be more appr...
While Intel's newest i9 9900k may be the "world's fastest gaming processor," few were denying it anyways. (Source: Digiworthy)

2700X gains ground on the 9900k in Principled Technologies's retests, Intel claims the 9900k is still the world's best gaming CPU

Following severe backlash over what has been described as "incompetent" benchmarking, Principled Technologies retested their AMD CPUs with creator mode. In their new results, the 2700X narrowed the gap between the 9900k down to ab...
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...
Principled Technologies enabled "Game Mode" on its R7 2700X, which cuts down the 8 core processor to a 4 core processor, causing severe CPU bottlenecks in some cases. (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Principled Technologies responds to criticism of its i9 9900k study

After scathing criticism coming from GamersNexus's Steve Burke and Hardware Unboxed's Steve Walton, Principled Technologies has made statements and defended its i9 9900k performance study. The company said "we are confident in ou...
New Razer Blade 15 launching this week with bigger fans and a cheaper price (Source: Razer)

New Razer Blade 15 launching this week with bigger fans and a cheaper price

The new Blade 15 addresses the most pressing concerns that original Blade 15 fans have been clamoring about for months. Namely, the new model integrates secondary HDD storage, RJ-45, a lower starting price, and potentially quieter...
Razer Blade 15 getting a new coat of white paint later this year (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade 15 is getting a new coat of white paint later this year

The new color choice will carry no price premium over the standard black color for full price parity with existing configurations. All SKUs of the single storage Blade 15 will have a Mercury White option including the base configu...
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Professional look, but gamer at heart. Lenovo wants to reshape its Legion series to appeal to a broader audience outside of just hardcore gamers. The Legion Y730 represents the first step in this new direction and it is subsequently the most balanced laptop in the family to date.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Walton's frustration with Intel is even visible in the thumbnail of his video titled "Intel's New Low." (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Update | Intel's commissioned 9900k benchmarks have serious flaws, says PC hardware reviewer

When Intel commissioned Principled Technologies to benchmark its as of yet unreleased i9 9900k CPU, many voices in the tech press spoke out against such a practice, such as Steve Walton, saying it "undermines what we do." Now, mor...
The Asus ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop. (Source: Asus)

Asus introduces the ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-9900K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

On the heels on Intel unveiling its new desktop CPU lineup, Asus has announced an upgrade to its ROG GL12 gaming desktop. The new ROG GL12CX is now available with the latest Intel Core i9-9900K on the Intel Z390 platform and can b...
MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti graphics for $2300 USD (Source: MSI)

MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX graphics for $2300 USD

First teased at Computex 2018 but without a firm price or launch window, the mid-sized Trident X desktop is now ready to ship just in time for the all-important Holiday shopping season. MSI is going all out in terms of CPU and GPU...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Business or Multimedia? Lenovo expands it ThinkPad X1-series with a 15.6-inch laptop and competes directly with the popular Dell XPS 15 as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 15. The new flagship is equipped with a high-resolution HDR screen as well as a discreet Nvidia GPU. But is this still a business laptop or rather a full-fledged multimedia device with some business features for consumers?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@ wccftech.com)

Devices with 6th-generation or newer Intel chips facing issues with new Win10 update

PCs that run on processors that are of the Skylake or later series are reportedly displaying obstructive messages in the course of their update to the October version of Windows 10. This is due to an older Intel Display Audio driv...
Better late than never — Alienware m15 launching this month with narrow bezels and GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics

Better late than never — Alienware m15 launching this month with narrow bezels and GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics

Dell has taken a page from its lauded XPS 15 series to create one of the strongest 15.6-inch narrow-bezel gaming laptops we've seen so far. The brand new design is 38 percent lighter, 17 percent thinner, and 30 percent smaller tha...
The Coffee Lake series is set to be refreshed with 8th-gen processors. (Source: itp.net)

New driver readme appears to confirm 'Coffee Lake S Refresh' series name

A driver download from ASUS' website has been found to contain a text file about the Intel processors supported. They include a line called "Coffee Lake S Refresh". This is likely to refer to the upcoming ix-9000 series of process...
Yes, we'll be reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Core i5-8400H and FHD display this month

Yes, we'll be reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Core i5-8400H and FHD display this month

The mixed battery life results and glossy 4K UHD touchscreen on the high-end ThinkPad X1 Extreme have us curious about how the less expensive FHD configuration can perform. Will the FHD SKU be any dimmer or grainier than its prici...
While some DDR4 modules have been tall in the past thanks to large heatspreaders and RGB, this module may be the largest yet. (Source: ZADAK)

ZADAK unveils one of the largest DDR4 modules ever made for consumers

Manufacturer of SSDs and RAM kits ZADAK has unveiled its new 32 GB DDR4 RAM module with a height far greater than that of typical RAM sticks. Mainstream PCs with 4 DIMM slots could support 128 GBs of RAM using these modules.
The 14nm process is the basis for all of Intel's newest CPUs, and even all the way back to its 2015 Skylake based products. (Source: Digiworthy)

Prices for Intel's 8700k CPU have reached $399 on major retailers due to CPU shortage

While the 14nm CPU shortage did not initially affect US retailers, it has become clear that it finally has. Intel's flagship 8700k CPU has gone from $350 to $399 in under a month, which is nearly a 15% increase in price.
Ashes of the Singularity benchmark leak hints at performance of Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K

Ashes of the Singularity benchmark leak hints at performance of Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K

A leaked benchmark of Ashes of the Singularity supposedly shows metrics for the upcoming Intel Core i9-9900K. Compared to the current Intel Core i7-8700K, the 9900K offers marginal improvement. In heavy CPU workloads, the 9900K is...
The Intel CFO has addressed the chip shortage issue in an open letter. (Source: Intel)

Intel CFO announces plans to deal with the chip supply problem

The CFO and interim CEO of Intel, Bob Swan, has released an open letter to all interested parties concerning the company's ongoing processor-supply woes. Swan asserted that increased investment and a renewed focus on high-end chip...
Eurocom now shipping laptops with 32 GB DDR4 SODIMM modules for almost $500 extra (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom now shipping laptops with 32 GB DDR4 SODIMM modules for nearly $500 extra

Do you want to own one of the first consumer laptops with 32 GB of DDR4 SODIMM RAM? Then be prepared to give up an arm and a leg. Eurocom has just updated its lineup of laptops to include the new 1.2 V 32 GB SODIMM modules from Sa...
Dual-screen Asus Zenbook Pro 15 with ScreenPad now available for $1700 (Source: Asus)

Dual-screen Asus Zenbook Pro 15 is the Apple Touch Bar alternative for $1700

The one-of-a-kind Zenbook Pro 15 integrates a secondary 1080p display right underneath the touchpad called a ScreenPad. For users who wish they could have two screens on a laptop, this is probably the closest you can get. The Core...
A recent leak claims that Intel are releasing 22nm versions of new chips. (Source: Intel)

Is the Intel 'chip shortage' starting to bite? AMD's stock price reportedly gains ground

Reports have claimed that Intel will be short of processors for the upcoming 2018 holiday season. They are based on an interview with a JP Morgan analyst, and on a report from a Chinese source claims that the company is reverting ...
The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)

Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders

The latest leaked renders of the next gen Pixelbook tablet reveal a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself appears to feature at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fingerpr...
Buy a Razer Blade laptop and get Shadow of the Tomb Raider free (Source: Razer)

Buy a Razer Blade laptop and get Shadow of the Tomb Raider free

For this week only, Razer will be throwing in one free PC game of your choice from a select few. The promotion applies to all new purchases of three specific Blade models including the Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17. The timing of the ...
HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Premium Business-Multimedia Combination. Dell's XPS 15 receives a lot of attention that other manufacturers would like to get as well. Of course HP would also like to compete with Dell's premium laptop. So HP has introduced a device that aims to impress with a unibody case, business features, and powerful components into the market. Find out in our extensive review, whether the new EliteBook 1050 G1 succeeds in this.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The teaser features just a flash of Gigabyte's upcoming premium motherboard. (Source: VideoCardz)

Gigabyte AORUS teases new motherboard for October 8; Z390 launch in October?

The official Gigabyte AORUS Twitter published a 10 second long teaser video advertising a new motherboard. The implication seems to be that the Z390 chipset (and perhaps 9th generation Intel CPUs) are coming in early October.
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

More performance – but also better? We already reviewed the base model of the current Dell XPS 15 9570 and now check the more expensive SKU with a faster Core i7 CPU as well as the high-resolution 4K UHD touchscreen. How does the slim chassis handle the additional performance and what is the effect on the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
Image: ASRock

ASRock announces new "Jupiter" SFF desktops with 65 W Coffee Lake CPUs

ASRock recently announced two new small form factor (SFF) desktop PCs. The Jupiter H310 and Jupiter Q370 both measure just over a litre in volume but can support up to a 65 Watt CPU on the LGA1151 socket. Upgrade options are also ...
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 3 GB) Laptop Review

83% HP Pavilion Gaming 15t (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 3 GB) Laptop Review

Cut corners. How much is a 144 Hz display worth? The Pavilion Gaming 15t is HP's latest entry in the budget gaming laptop market, designed to compete with the likes of Acer's Helio 300 and Dell's G7. While most areas of the notebook are good (including its high refresh rate screen), HP cut a few corners in their pursuit of the best budget gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Image: AMD

AMD lists the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H mobile CPUs

AMD has listed a couple new CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H. Both chips are definite upgrades over the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U, respectively, but their 45 W nominal TDP suggests that they will be used in gaming l...
Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H is in-house and under review

Yes, we're reviewing the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H and 4K UHD right now

Readers have been demanding a review of the Core i7 SKU of the latest XPS 15 9570. Expect our full take on the system and how it compares to the Core i5 SKU next week! Meanwhile, our page on the Core i9 SKU should be coming in the...
Intel Core i9-9900K 5 GHz shown running the Cinebench R15 benchmark. (Source: Lau Kin Lam on YouTube)

Intel Core i9-9900K's leaked Cinebench score shows strong multi-core performance at 5 GHz

A Cinebench R15 multi-core score of the 8-core 16-thread Intel Core i9-9900K has leaked on the internet and the CPU has managed to score an impressive 2166 points at 5 GHz overclock on all cores. The video does not show single-cor...
Monster Tulpar T5

84% Monster Tulpar T5 (Tongfang GK5CN6Z, i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Small but powerful. In the same way you should not judge a book by its cover it would be premature to judge a notebook's powerfulness by its total height, and the Tulpar T5 V18.1 by the Turkish barebone reseller Monster is living proof thereof. The 15-inch gaming notebook features a super thin metal chassis that manages to house a six-core CPU paired with a high-end GPU. Let's find out whether the cooling system is up to the task.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Intel's first 8-core mainstream CPUs get a decent performance boost. (Source: ExtremeTech)

Intel Core gen 9 CPU series performance surfaces on Geekbench

The Geekbench scores place Intel's gen 9 CPUs ahead of the AMD competition, but the success of these chips will also depend on the launch prices. AMD's Ryzen 2 CPUs are selling like hot cakes due to a very good price/performance r...
Alienware 17 R5

87% Alienware 17 R5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Now with a hexa-core CPU. Despite using the most current components, the former top-gaming brand Alienware has had more and more difficulties standing up against the competitors. Find out in our review why this effort is not quite sufficient anymore for being a winner.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 (GTX 1070, i9-8950HK) Laptop Review

88% Acer Predator Helios 500 (GTX 1070, i9-8950HK) Laptop Review

Ultra HD gaming device. This hunk of a laptop enters the second round: We already reviewed the lower-priced version of the Acer Predator Helios 500 not so long ago - now here comes the sequel. Is the expensive high-end version able to convince us? Find out in this detailed review!
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
The Intel Core i7-9700K has posted impressive scores on Geekbench. (Source: Pinterest)

Core i7-9700K: OC’d to 5.3GHz on air; Geekbench scores released

The Intel Core i7-9700K may seem comparable to the i7-8700K in many ways. However, it can be boosted up to 4.9GHz (albeit on one core only). The i7-9700K has also recently exhibited the ability to OC up to 5.3GHz on air and beat t...
Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

Refinement. The Precision 5530 is, in many ways, what the Precision 5520 should have been. While the updated machine still struggles with thermal throttling, CPU stability and performance are improved. The GPU has also been upgraded without much sacrifice to heat output. The overall experience is much better.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible teaser, 32 GB variant coming in early 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 with 32 GB RAM might show up in early 2019, no LTE version in the cards

The last time he talked about its launch, Frank Azor said that the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB of memory should arrive at the end of the year. Now, he just revealed that this might happen in the first quarter of 2019 a...
New Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 launching for almost $1000 cheaper than the GX501

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 now available for almost $1000 cheaper than the GX501

The 15-inch Zephyrus S GX531 will launch in late September with the 17-inch ROG GL704 Scar II to follow a few days later. The new Zephyrus will be thinner and leaner than the GX501 at just $1900 compared to almost $3000 when the G...
The Asus GL504GM Hero II runs cooler, longer, and quieter than the GL504GS Scar II (Image source: Asus)

The Asus ROG GL504GM Hero II runs cooler, quieter, and longer than the GL504GS Scar II

There are good reasons to settle for a less expensive configuration other than cost. Systems with less powerful components have less heat to dissipate and are therefore more likely to run cooler and quieter than their more powerfu...
Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Hero II (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Hero II (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

A hero for the masses. Excellent performance sustainability and a beautiful 144 Hz IPS display make the GL504 one of the more impressive 15-inch gaming notebooks in the market. A couple of missing features prevent the system from being a "must have" for the mainstream gamer.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530 updated with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

IFA 2018 | Lenovo Legion Y530 updated with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

When Lenovo released this years lineup of Legion gaming laptops, they were a downgrade in terms of GPU performance. A few months after launch, Lenovo will rectify this – at least when it comes to the less expensive Legion Y530.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme will launch with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics (source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme launching with rare GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics

The new 15-inch model will be significantly more powerful than its smaller 14-inch sibling, but it will also be dropping specific features including WQHD HDR and the proprietary Side-Dock. A NumPad will be omitted despite the size...
The Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer a range of CPU and GPU options. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer dual graphics options up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

At IFA 2018, Acer unveiled the updated Predator Orion line of gaming desktops. The Predator Orion comes in three main variants and offers CPU options up to the Intel Core i9 7980XE Extreme Edition and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, and GPU op...
The Acer Swift 5 15-inch is now available with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer updates the Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' options

Acer is announcing updates to its Swift lineup at IFA 2018. The new Swift 3 and Swift 5 are powered by the new Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' processors and retain most characteristics of their predecessors but feature the near bezel-less...
HP Omen 17t (i7-8750H, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

87% HP Omen 17t (i7-8750H, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

Quiet Giant. The Omen 17t is a well-balanced notebook. Its internals are consistently powerful, its 144 Hz G-Sync display is one of the best on the market, and it manages heat and noise with aplomb. With its competitive pricing, the Omen 17t is one of the best overall packages in the gaming laptop market.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1 (Picture source: winfuture.de)

Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1

Not long ago, the first specifications of a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop called 'ThinkPad X1 Extreme' were leaked. In another leak today, the first pictures of this mysterious new model have been leaked. They show a machines that al...
Intel Core i7-9700K shown running at 3.6 GHz base clock on an ASRock Z370 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. (Source: Wccftech)

Intel Core i7-9700K shown to hit 5.5 GHz on all cores on water cooling

The upcoming Intel Core i7-9700K was recently spotted running on an ASRock Z370 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard and was found to have been overclocked to 5.5 GHz on water cooling. The overclocked Core i7-9700K showed impressive...

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