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Digital assistants may be switchable on Windows 10 in the future. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 may allow you to pick your own digital assistant in the future

It's no secret that Cortana is losing favor with the PC-using public, and possibly also with Microsoft developers in some departments. A well-regarded Windows-focused leaker claims to have found evidence that the digital assistant...
Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

The perfect gaming CPU! The Intel Core i7-9700K now must prove itself in our tests, with the Core i9-9900K having shown its worth last month. The Core i7-9700K lacks Hyper-Threading support, which makes it directly comparable to its predecessor, the Core i7-8700K. Read on to find whether the Core i7-9700K has the edge over its older sibling and how the CPU fares against the AMD competition.
Intel Core i7-9700K | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Creatives feel Apple should let existing NVIDIA drivers work on Mojave. (Source: Jason Diamond on Facebook)

No respite in sight for creative pros trying to get NVIDIA GPUs to work on macOS Mojave

Apple users trying to get their NVIDIA GPUs to work on macOS Mojave 10.14 may be out of luck as Apple has not approved any NVIDIA drivers for the OS yet, even months after release. The only NVIDIA GPUs supported are the Quadro K50...
This Settings option is a recent addition to Windows 10, and may be on by default. (Source: Windows)

Windows 10 may track your app-using history even if you've deactivated it

The most recent versions of Windows 10 has an option in settings that apparently prevent the OS sending your activity history to Microsoft. However, HowToGeek has reported that these options may be insufficient in the case of app-...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
This listing has the Xeon W-3175X going for $4220, well over twice the cost of a similar Threadripper 2990WX. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Intel's promised overclockable 28 core CPU rumored to launch at over $4000

While there has been controversy over Intel's soon to launch 28 core CPU, many have been eager to see it in action at least out of sheer curiosity. For anyone that was thinking about buying it, Threadripper might look like a more ...
Nvidia's share price is now almost half of what it used to be in the glory days of crypto mining and the investors are more and more concerned. (Source: The Register)

Nvidia's stock takes a dive again, largest investor ready to pull out

The second half of 2018 has not been kind to Nvidia at all. The crypto craze is gone and AIB partners are still overstocked with pascal GPUs, the trade wars in China are creating economic instabilities and the launch of the RTX 20...
This new app may turn your Nintendo Switch into a PC gaming controller. (Source: YouTube)

New app on GitHub may bring PC game streaming to Nintendo Switch

The developer of a new home-made app claims that it allows for the streaming of PC games to the Nintendo Switch. Unlike many other similar attempts in the past, this version apparently has reduced latency and allows for the full c...
Facebook has admitted to yet another form of data breach. (Source: Picryl)

Facebook discloses info on "bug" that allowed apps access to 6.8 million users' non-posted photos

Facebook has informed its developers of "a photo API bug" that allowed third-party apps to access photos uploaded to the social media's servers, regardless of whether the user then chose to share these images on their timelines or...
Intel's 'Foveros' is a 3D packaging technique that combines chiplets into a much more denser package than EMIB. (Source: Intel)

Intel talks about upcoming 10nm 'Sunny Cove' microarchitecture and 3D-stacked 'Foveros' chips

During Intel's Architecture Day earlier this week, SVP Core and Visual Computing Raja Koduri and other key Intel executives gave an overview of upcoming Intel technologies including Foveros, a new 3D packaging system and Sunny Cov...
NVIDIA recommends using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to achieve 60 FPS in FFXV at 4K with maximum graphics and DLSS enabled. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA releases new GeForce and RTX Game Ready driver for Final Fantasy XV with DLSS beta support

NVIDIA has released a new Game Ready driver that is available to download for RTX and GeForce GPUs. The new driver adds Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) beta to Final Fantasy XV and brings updates to GeForce Experience too.
The new tab-grouping feature is already under development via Chromium. (Source: Google)

Next version of Chrome may have Dark Mode and tab-grouping features

Chrome 73 is now rumored to add a feature that can organize tabs into certain sets to the browser. This may be most reminiscent of the similar function that Microsoft is reportedly set to bring to Windows File Explorer in the futu...
Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Recommendable! The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the more affordable model of AMD's latest Threadripper generation. At $649 it is priced similarly to Intel's Core i9-9900K. Find out in our extensive review which one of these two is the better deal, and whether or not the "cheap" Threadripper can be a threat for its bigger and more powerful sibling.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

A pure workhorse! After our closer look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, we have also got our hands on its sibling, the Threadripper 2970WX. The 2970WX has 24 cores and can execute up to 48 threads, which is another eight cores and 16 threads more than the 2950X has. The latter has a 500 MHz higher base clock speed and a 200 MHz higher boost clock speed though, although the 2970WX has a 70 W higher TDP. Read on to find out how the 2970WX compares against other Threadripper APUs and whether it is worth its hefty US$1,299 price tag.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
While the card doesn't appear to be very high end, the RTX 2060 could be as fast or even faster than a GTX 1070. (Source: VideoCardz)

RTX 2060 desktop GPU specifications leak

News and rumor website VideoCardz has reported the existence of the RTX 2060, some of its specifications, and that it will launch soon. With 1920 CUDA cores, the new midrange card could be up to 50% faster than the previous 1060 6...
AMD's Adrenalin drivers for Radeon are due an upgrade. (Source: AMD)

AMD to release its Adrenalin driver updates for 2019 soon

AMD will unveil its new version of the Adrenalin drivers for Radeon gaming cards on December 13. The software is thought not to target performance directly, and focus on a variety of novel or improved features instead. For example...
The new Sound BlasterX AE-9 aimed at audiophiles is almost twice as expensive as the gaming version due to the included external DAC. (Source: PCWorld)

Creative Labs showcases new Sound BlasterX AE-9 audiophile soundcard

With the new Sound BlasterX AE-9, Creative Labs shows that it still values the audiophile community, even though it took the company 6 years to release a new version. The new card comes with replaceable operational amplifiers for ...
This contest sparked rumors that Ryzen 3000 might be arriving sooner rather than later, perhaps as early as AMD's opening event as CES in January. (Source: VideoCardz)

South Korean Ryzen 3600X and 3700X contest is pulled after AMD is notified of its existence

Tech enthusiasts were intrigued by a contest hosted by a South Korean sales agency, the object of which was to guess the Cinebench scores for the as of yet unreleased Ryzen 3600X and 3700X. However, the contest has now been cancel...
Facebook Group Stories now available worldwide (Source: Facebook Community)

Group Stories rolls out to Facebook users worldwide

Those who love Facebook's Stories feature can finally enjoy it in their Groups as well. Group Stories has been tested starting earlier this year, and now this feature is finally available for Facebook users all around the world on...
The next-gen Radeon RX cards will be Navi 10-based. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi 10: now rumored to rival RTX 2080 at the highest end

The Navi 10 is AMD's upcoming 7nm-based architecture for its next-gen GPUs. A post on the Chiphell forum now alleges that it could compete with NVIDIA's RTX 2080 in certain configurations. This contravenes earlier leaks pitting th...
Notebookcheck Gaming PC

Notebookcheck Gaming PC

Fit for the future. We regularly update our fleet of desktops and laptops to keep up with the latest gaming benchmarks and now is time for us to update the former. This article is dedicated to our latest main testing platform that will serve as the foundation on which we will conduct future benchmark articles of the most recent games.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) |
PC market anticipated to fall 3.8 percent by end of 2018 (Source: IDC)

Laptops to grow 3.7 percent in PC market share by 2022 according to IDC

Sales of laptops, traditional PCs, and mobile workstations are expected to remain relatively flat for the next few years. Even so, the fast decline of traditional slate tablets will allow laptops and PCs to regain lost market shar...
Darksiders III

Darksiders III Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Out of nowhere. At the end of November without any hype in the press, the third installment in the Darksiders series came out. We examine whether it is a good or a bad sign with our performance analysis.
Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Rampage. Just Cause 4 is a real adventure playground like its predecessors. Read on in our benchmark article to find out which graphics cards are best for creating chaos.
The image showing a possible next-gen Kingpin. (Source: Instagram)

New EVGA Kingpin card teased on Instagram

The Kingpin series is a super-high-end, super-powered line of premium GPUs designed by EVGA. Given this reputation, IT correspondents speculate that the next generation of these cards will be based on the RTX 2080 Ti. The existenc...
Microsoft may release its new Chromium-based and cross-platform version of Edge in 2019, according to Joe Belfiore and the Microsoft Edge Team. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge is becoming a cross-platform and Chromium-based browser

Microsoft Edge is changing. 2019 may mark its transformation into a cross-platform and Chromium-based browser, according to a blog post by Joe Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President of the Essential Products Group at Microsoft and...
Eye health in the electronic age

Eye health in the electronic age

In the modern world, our eyes are constantly bombarded with information from displays. Whether it be from a laptop, smartphone, or some other device, many of us spend a significant portion of our day staring at some kind of display. As such, it is paramount that we should understand the strain placed on our vision and some steps we can take to improve and protect the health of our eyes.
Does ZOTAC have another variant of its Amp card line-up? (Source: ZOTAC)

'Accidental' ZOTAC leak hints at upcoming GTX 1070 variant with GDDR5X memory

Videocardz has claimed that ZOTAC had accidentally posted a link for a new version of its GTX 1070-based Amp Extreme card - one with GDDR5X rather than the more usual GDDR5. However, this card has 8GB of this memory, as before, wi...
The more affordable Frost Canyon X NUCs are scheduled for a Q3 2019 release, while the premium Ghost Canyon X models will not be available before the start of 2020.  (Source: Intel)

Intel hints at Ghost Canyon X NUCs with 8-core i9 H-series CPUs

Intel is planning to release refreshed NUC kits in 2019. A couple of leaked slides reveal that there will be a premium lineup (Ghost Canyon X) with 45 W CPUs that can get up to 8 cores and 16 threads, plus three more affordable fa...
The price points for the leaked Navi GPUs are considerably lower compared to Nvidia's current mid-range cards. (Source: Rock Paper Shotgun)

AMD Navi RX 3080 / 3070 / 3060 specs & prices leaked

AdoredTV is back with yet another juicy leak, this time regarding AMD's upcoming 7 nm Navi gaming GPU lineup that is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2019. If the information is right, it looks like AMD is going for a...
Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

86% Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

Core i9-9900K and Quadro P5200 in one laptop. For about $5000+ USD, professional users can get what is essentially a high-end desktop wrapped in a 17.3-inch chassis. Performance is indubitably fast, but not as fast as it could have been in regards to the CPU.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA Quadro P5200 | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
AdoredTV's proposed Ryzen lineup looks quite optimistic, but keep in mind that the original Ryzen CPUs lowered the entry level for octa core CPUs from $1000 to just $300.

Tech Analyst AdoredTV leaks alleged specs of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series

AdoredTV is well known for his previous leaks on AMD's upcoming Rome server CPU and Nvidia's current gen Turing GPUs. It's not entirely surprising that he has come across some information which he once again recommends we take wit...
The high-end gaming GPUs would be released in late 2019 at the soonest. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD CEO reaffirms the comeback of high-end gaming GPUs in 2019

AMD CEO Lisa Su already expressed the intent to bring back high-end GPUs into the game in the Q3 financial report from last month, and now Su is reiterating these plans, saying that AMD is ready to dominate all GPU sectors once ag...
Farming Simulator 19

Farming Simulator 19 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Room for improvement. As expected, the 2019 edition of the popular and successful Farming Simulator has stormed the sales charts this winter. Read on to find out how well Farming Simulator 19 runs on different systems and what hardware is required to run the game smoothly at different resolutions and graphics levels.
The NVIDIA Titan RTX GPU. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA launches Titan RTX

The latest ray trace-supporting and Turing-powered card, the Titan RTX, was launched at today's (December 3, 2018) Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. With its 24GB in GDDR6 memory, 576 multi-precision Tensor Core...
Hangouts Chat is one new split-off from the original app. (Source: Product Hunt)

Google Hangouts to diversify rather than shut down

Scott Johnson, the Google manager in charge of the app Hangouts, has taken to Twitter in order to refute a report that the same app is to shut down shortly. Instead, Johnson asserts, its functions are to be split across two new se...
The AMD - Intel was continues in Germany with surprising results (Source: Wccftech)

AMD has smashed Intel in Germany last month

AMD might not be doing that great on the stock market, but the data provided by Germany's largest e-tailer shows that this brand is actually doing great. In November, Mindfactory has sold two AMD processors for each Intel processo...
A MacBook's internals can accumulate dust in some areas. (Source: MacMedics)

Apple mired in new lawsuit over lack of iMac and MacBook dust-ingress protection

Apple is facing a lawsuit pressed by 3 plaintiffs in the United States. It concerns a claim that the company has breached Californian advertising and representation laws in selling Macbook and iMacs. These plaintiffs assert that A...
MSI Aegis 3 8RD

89% MSI Aegis 3 8RD (Core i7-8700, GTX 1070, 16 GB) Desktop PC Review

Compact gaming PC! The MSI Aegis 3 8RD is a compact gaming PC that is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8700 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. Hence, the Aegis 3 is powerful enough on paper to handle all modern games. The whole thing is packed in a stylish case with RGB lighting. Find out in our review whether MSI’s latest compact gaming PC impresses in our tests and whether it is a worthwhile purchase.
Intel Core i7-8700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) |
The next generation AMD X570 could launch by Computex 2019. (Source.

Leaked slides reveal AMD X570 chipset's launch at Computex 2019 and hint at new Intel 9th Gen Core 'KF' variants

A slide from Gigabyte's internal presentation has leaked and it shows that the AMD X570 chipset will be launching at next year's Computex. The X570 chipset will support the Ryzen 3 CPUs and also bring support for PCI Express Gen 4...
Port Royal promises to deliver "reasonable frame rates at 2560 × 1440 resolution," which has been a struggle for RTX cards in BFV. (Source: UL)

3DMark's new ray tracing benchmark is set to arrive in January

3DMark's long awaited ray tracing benchmark Port Royal is finally coming out in January of next year. After Battlefield V, it will be the world's second ray tracing compatible application that focuses on gaming and the world's fir...
Despite being developed by EA, Anthem promises to offer a balanced shop and player experience. (Source: EA)

EA announces Anthem Alpha test schedule

Anthem is now very close to its final release, as the developers just announced the Alpha test scheduled for December 8-9. Unfortunately, spots for the test are limited and those who do not get selected for this test could still p...
Intel is to roll out a new system to update integrated graphics drivers. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Intel to change the way integrated graphics drivers can be updated in Windows

Intel has announced that it will introduce a new medium called Universal Windows Drivers (UWD) to update the integrated graphics the company supplies to current Microsoft OS-running hardware. The institution of UWD will mean that ...
As seen here, the 700 MHz overclock alleviates this GPU bottleneck and increases performance by more than 10%. (Source: TechEpiphany)

AMD's cheap Athlon 200GE can be overclocked on MSI's B350M Gaming Pro

It was discovered recently that AMD's Athlon 200GE processor, which is regarded as a great budget option, can actually be overclocked despite being officially a locked part. Overclocking enthusiasts discovered that MSI, perhaps by...
Bitcoin and Litecoin used to be mineable with GPUs, but lately, Ethereum became the go-to cryptocurrency for GPU miners. (Source: CCN)

Asus and Quantumcloud put your idle GPUs to good use

Even though the crypto market is at it its lowest this year, getting some cryptocurrency as passive income never hurt anyone. Asus and Quantumcloud joined forces in order to make it easier for Asus GPU owners to mine cryptocurrenc...
The proposed ground floor of Microsoft's flagship London store (Source: City of Westminster Council)

More details about new Microsoft flagship store emerge

Fresh details about Microsoft's first store in the UK have emerged online. Published on the City of Westminster's planning portal, Microsoft has confirmed the size of its London store's retail floor space and offered more details ...
Even though the AIB GPU sales saw a decline in Q3, the overall GPU market (iGPUs and mobility GPUs included) is still on a positive trend.  (Source:

Desktop AIB GPU sales took a 16% y-o-y dive in Q3 2018, with 19.2% decrease over Q2 2018

Jon Peddie Research informs that the GPU market is doing relatively well, even though the AIB GPU sales saw a significant decline. The overall GPU sales (including iGPUs and mobility GPUs) were up 10.64% compared to Q2 2018, and I...
The new Fluent Design touches to the Start menu. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18290 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring

Fluent design updates for the start menu, clock synchronization added, microphone notification area refinements and more are rolling out to the Insider Preview Fast ring in the latest 19H1 build. Build 18290 is available to downlo...
Xeon Phi, based on the Larrabee project, was the most recent attempt by Intel to get into the discrete GPU market; while it made it to market, it made little impact. (Source: PCWorld)

Intel to hold conference about its upcoming GPU "Arctic Sound"

DigiTimes reports that Intel will be holding a conference for discrete GPUs in December, specifically about Arctic Sound. Raja Koduri will be presenting in the conference but went on the record to explicitly state that it is an "a...
The iCloud dashboard. (Source: Apple)

iCloud for Windows 10 October Update issues fixed

Among the Windows 10 October update's many bugs, Apple's iCloud stopped working and could not be installed on the build. Microsoft and Apple had announced that they would collaborate to resolve this bug. With iCloud's newest updat...



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