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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...
Chuwi upgrades its HiGame mini PC with an even faster Core i7-8709G option

Chuwi will upgrade its HiGame mini PC with an even faster Core i7-8709G option

The upcoming Chuwi system would only be the second mini PC to carry the 100 W Intel-AMD Core i7-8709G CPU after the Intel Hades Canyon NUC. While the manufacturer is promising lower prices for early supporters and backers of its I...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
The Honor MagicBook is its first ultrabook. (Source: Honor)

Honor unveils the MagicBook with 8th Gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia MX150 dGPU

Honor has introduced its first ultrabook. The all-aluminum design is similar to its cousin, the Huawei MateBook X, but is more affordable.
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"
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
The cooling solution on the new GTX 11xx cards will probably be very similar to that found on the Titan Xp (Source: WCCFTech)

Nvidia GTX 1180 specs and performance data leaks out

The next gen Geforce GTX 1180 GPUs from Nvidia could end up 50% faster than the GTX 1080, based on extrapolated data from the Volta architecture. Previously rumored to be released in July this year, the GTX 1180 might get a US$700...
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...
MSI retrofits Vortex G25 PC with Quadro GPUs, calls it the Vortex W25 (Source: MSI)

MSI retrofits Vortex G25 PC with Quadro GPUs, calls it the Vortex W25

The Vortex W25 will be one of the smallest and fastest workstation SFF PCs with 16 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. MSI calls it the ideal solution for high-end 3D or VR tasks as the small unit can be VESA mounted behind monitors and be disassem...
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...
A close look at the lid ID info of the i7-8086K CPU. (Source: HotHardware)

40th anniversary Intel i7-8086K CPU specs and performance get leaked

The i7-8086K would be a limited anniversary edition marking 40 years since Intel first launched the 8086 16-bit microprocessor. Spec-wise, it is very similar to an i7-8700K, but the base and boost clocks got bumped to 4 GHz and 5....
Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' Core i7-7740X. (Source: WikiChip)

Rumor | Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' HEDT chips to be EOL'd in late 2018 in favor of 'Skylake-X' Refresh and 'Cascade Lake'

Intel might be looking to retire its 'Kaby Lake-X' series of chips in late 2018 and focus instead on a 'Skylake-X' Refresh ranging from 6 to 18 cores. Also in tow is a new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) for the Integrate...
Each ThunderBlade model comes with 4 interconnected Silicon Motion NVMe drives. (Source: OWC)

OWC releases ThunderBlade external SSDs with SoftRAID and 3800 MB/s read speeds

The external NVMe SSDs from OWC are aimed at high-end users who create UHD content. Capacities range from 1 to 8 TB but prices are considerably higher than the mass produced NVMe solutions. Two ThunderBlade models can be connected...
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...
Acer’s new CXI3 Chromebox series has landed with 8th Gen Intel chips. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chomebox CXI3 series lands with 8th Gen Intel silicon

Acer has updated its Chromebox line with new 8th Gen Intel Core-series processors up to i7 variants. The new Chromebox CXI3 lineup also feature additional upgrades including USB Type-C ports and M2 SSDs.
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...
Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018 (Source: Gartner)

Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018

Sales of desktop PCs and laptops are continuing their downward trend into the new year according to Gartner. While EMEA is seeing a slight uptick, the sharper declines in other regions worldwide paint a more pessimistic picture. T...
IDC suggests the uptake of Windows 10 systems in the business sector has helped companies like HP, Dell, and Lenovo. (Source: TheStreet)

Dell and HP enjoy growth in global PC market share

Market intelligence provider IDC has released a report detailing the state of the worldwide traditional PC market for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18). According to the data, both Dell and HP have seen increases in market share in...
Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Experienced successor. While the last two Far Cry games were set in the Himalayas and the Stone Age, the fifth part of this series takes place in the US. Similar to BioShock Infinite, the game deals with a religious cult. We have tested which GPU can really give these fanatics a good working over.
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...
The HP Pavilion Gaming 790 desktop. (Source: HP)

HP Pavilion Gaming desktops are here with new Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' and AMD Ryzen 2 offerings

HP has announced a revamp to its Pavilion Power Desktop lineup. The new generation is christened Pavilion Gaming and comes in two chassis options with options of the latest Intel 8th generation hexa-core 'Coffee Lake-H- series or ...
The Fujitsu FUTRO S940 thin client is 63 percent smaller than its predecessor. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu announces three new thin clients for enterprise use

A new desktop thin client and two new notebook thin clients from Fujitsu offer compact computing for businesses who use a centralized access server to protect company data and improve security. These thin clients run low-powered h...
The original Windows File Manager is now available for Windows 10. (Source: The Verge)

The original Windows File Manager is now available on Windows 10 for nostalgia's sake

Microsoft has released the source code for the original Windows File Manager that debuted nearly 28 years ago in Windows 3.0. The source code has been modified a bit to make it compatible with modern Windows versions and can be do...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480, flagship Fermi launch card. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia drops performance optimisation, bug fix, and new feature support for Fermi series GPUs

The Fermi microarchitecture was first released 8 years ago, and was used in the 400, 500, 600 series on desktop and mobile, as well as the 700 and 800 series mobile cards. Nvidia has now stopped support for these GPUs, with a full...
The Zotac QKP5000 is fitted with a Quadro P5000 GPU. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac debuts Q Series Mini Workstation PCs with Nvidia Quadro GPUs

If you’ve been waiting for a workstation that is only 2.8-inches tall and is powered by Intel i7 quad-core chips and Nvidia Quadro graphics, Zotac has the mini workstation of your dreams. The new Zotac Q Series Mini Workstation PC...
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...
Image: Apple

Apple will release an updated Mac Pro desktop in 2019, and it will be a complete redesign

In an event hosted for creative professionals earlier today, Apple executives clarified that the new Mac Pro desktop will indeed be released in 2019. In a somewhat surprising move, Apple will be working with professionals outside ...
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One. (Source: Dell)

Dell's new Inspiron all-in-ones feature InfinityEdge displays, dedicated GPUs, and a focus on the cinema experience

Dell has announced refreshes of the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO bringing Intel 8th Gen processors and Nvidia 10-series graphics. Display options include matte touch screens and 4k UHD. Dell is placing an emphasis...
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...
The Intel 8th generation hexacore 'Coffee Lake-H' chip. (Source: Intel)

Intel announces new 45W 8th Gen hexacore 'Coffee Lake-H' CPUs led by the Core i9-8950HK

Intel has taken the wraps off the new 45W hexa-core CPUs belonging to the 8th generation 'Coffee Lake-H' family. The SKUs start from the quad-core Core i5-8300H and go all the way up to the hexa-core Core i9-8950HK. As one of the ...
Valve Steam Machine runs out of steam, no longer on Steam menu (Image Source: Valve)

Valve Steam Machine runs out of steam, no longer on Steam Store menu

One of Steam Machine's most attractive features at the time was the ability to allow PC gamers to play games in the living room. As time went on, Valve and Nvidia slowly began incorporating this same feature onto existing PCs. The...
SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC gaming headset (Source: SteelSeries)

SteelSeries intros the Arctis Pro lineup of gaming headsets

The family of gaming headsets introduced by SteelSeries earlier this month includes the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, which is the first certified Hi-Res Audio headset in the gaming world, and the Arctis Pro Wireless. Their prices are US$...
SK Hynix presented its GDDR6 memory chips at GTC 2017. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1170/1180 could arrive in July with 8/16 GB GDDR6 VRAM

According to SK Hynix, its GDDR6 memory chip production should begin in 3 months and this should coincide with Nvidia's announcement of the GTX 11 series of gaming GPUs. The whole next-gen series will benefit from the GDDR6 memory...
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
The NVMe SSDs are situated in front (9), while the two GPU boards sit in the middle and the CPUs/system memory plus GbE connections are located in the back. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia DGX-2 is the "world's largest GPU"

The DGX-2 is the fastest AI computer on the market right now and can be also seen as the largest GPU in the world, thanks to the new NVSwitch system that interconnects 16 GPUs. It costs $399K, but it can easily replace US$3 millio...
Windows 10 SCU will see the debut of the Timeline view. (Source: TechSpot)

Microsoft internally signs off the Windows 10 'Redstone 4' Spring Creators Update RTM candidate

Windows 10's upcoming feature update, the Spring Creators Update codenamed 'Redstone 4', has reached the RTM milestone after it has been internally signed off at Microsoft last week. Build 17133 is the RTM candidate, which is expe...
Image: Linux Mint Blog

Pocket Mint: The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless Apollo Lake mini PC running Linux Mint

Mini PCs are growing in popularity. Linux Mint users in need of an insanely tiny machine might be interested in the Apollo Lake-powered Mintbox Mini 2, which the team behind Linux Mint is hoping to deliver concurrently with Mint 1...
The CL200 wallet-sized mini PCs are specifically designed for IoT workloads. (Source: Logic Supply)

Fanless wallet-sized mini PCs revealed by Logic Supply

The CL200-series ultra-compact form-factor PCs measure only 3.26 x 4.56 x 1.33 inches and have a fanless case due to the 6 W TDP Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core/dual-thread SoC powering the systems. The entry-level CL200 comes with ...
The Gigabyte BRIX BLCE-4000C (fanless) and BLCE-4105C (active). (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte introduces two new Celeron-based BRIX mini-PCs with both fanless and active-cooling options

Gigabyte have released a redesign of their entry-level BRIX mini-PCs with an overlapping white trim around the standard black box. The front is curved and the top is adorned with a diamond pattern. The two new celeron models are t...
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 8 core Intel 'Coffee Lake-S' will launch later this year. (Source: Hot Hardware)

Unnamed 8-core Intel Coffee Lake-S spotted in 3DMark database, Z390 chipset on the anvil

A reference to an unnamed Intel 8-core CPU has popped up in the 3DMark database and while the information at hand is scarce, all indications point to it being a 'Coffee Lake-S' chip. As per earlier leaked roadmaps, the new 8-core ...
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 ...
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 NMP660 Chromebox is ViewSonic's first endeavor to expand into the mini PC market. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic launches its first mini PC - the NMP660 Chromebox

ViewSonic is expanding into the mini PC market with its first ever Chromebox device that acts as an all-in-one education, signage and enterprise cloud management solution. The NMP660 is 4K-ready and integrates Intel's Celeron 3865...
Agony will provide a grotesque survival horror experience. (Source: Steam)

Agony's PC requirements revealed

Madmind Studios, the developer behind Agony, has listed out the minimum and recommended PC requirements of the first person survival horror game. The listed requirements are not too high by today's standards but help in ensuring s...

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