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Microsoft's Surface hardware is continuing to gain market traction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface sales jump 21 percent

Microsoft’s Surface sales are up 21 percent in strong signs that its bet on hardware is starting to pay off. It is now the seventh quarter in a row that its Surface sales have topped US$1 billion.
An alleged new Intel roadmap pushes the availability of 10nm back even further. (Source: NBC)

Alleged Intel release roadmap shows no 10nm until 2021

The latest reports on the subject of new Intel platforms suggest that the first 10-nanometer (nm) chipsets will be here later in 2019. However, according to a new image characterized as the company's latest release schedule, this ...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
This familiar old interface isn't going anywhere after all. (Source: Softonic)

MS Paint has been spared discontinuation (again)

Microsoft had announced a plan to finally put the legacy app Paint to rest in future versions of Windows. However, as with the last time the company tried this, it was met with user pressure to retain the beloved old drawing utili...
Samsung has expanded the number of devices that can support its Linux on DeX beta. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung updates Linux on DeX with additional device support

Samsung has expanded the list of devices supporting its Linux on DeX project. Originally supported only on Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 devices, it is now supported on the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Galaxy S10 range along with the Tab S5e...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE might get a 2-in-1 sucessor with desktop mode (Source: Swedroid)

Next-gen NVIDIA Shield convertible could feature a desktop mode

By analyzing the latest Shield Experience software, the XDA Developers team has discovered that a new desktop-mode software feature is in the works alongside what appears to be a new hardware product. Codenamed "mystique," this de...
The Compulab Airtop3 utilizes dedicated thermal zones for cooling. (Source: Compulab)

Compulab reveals Airtop3 IoT edge server that can passively cool a combination of i9-9900K and Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card

Compulab has announced its Airtop3 device that comes with up to an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card. The ruggedized IoT edge server is passively cooled and has been designed for industrial use. Nume...
It's not yet been confirmed if the red AMD Radeon VII is a genuine product. (Source: VideoCardz)

AMD's upcoming 50th anniversary preparations continue with alleged special edition red Radeon VII graphics card

Another limited edition product has been unearthed that will be seemingly part of AMD’s 50th anniversary celebrations. A red version of the great value for money Radeon VII desktop graphics card has made an appearance, although it...
This new AI method of converting video to playable characters may be the evolution of the Animoji and its ilk. (Source: MacRumors)

Facebook researchers develop AI method to convert videos of people into playable game characters

A trio of IT researchers affiliated with Facebook have created a new method to turn a video of an individual performing a series of actions (e.g. a dance) into a 3D 'game character'. This character - and its associated movements -...
Four XFX Radeon RX Vega 64 desktop graphics cards with liquid cooling were used. (Source: Reddit - u/RadeonRampage365)

AMD fan amazes the red team with custom build PC featuring four Radeon RX Vega 64 LC graphics cards

AMD has posted a tweet on its Ryzen Twitter account showing what can be done with just one Ryzen Threadripper 1950X HEDT chip and four Radeon RX Vega 64 LC graphics cards. The builder of the custom desktop PC setup has called his ...
The box for the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard has some golden features. (Source: Gigabyte Japan)

Gigabyte celebrates AMD's upcoming 50th anniversary with a special edition X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard

Gigabyte Japan has announced the upcoming launch of the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard. The board will be released domestically on April 26 for about 35,000 yen including taxes (~US$310). It’s not yet known if the Taiwane...
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 GTX 1050 Ti card may be getting a successor soon. (Source: ASUS)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti listed on certification authority site in custom ASUS form

The new NVIDIA 1650 card is to be unleashed soon. However, it seems there is also a Ti variant of this graphics solution in the works. ASUS has apparently developed several different models of this new GPU, which have surfaced on ...
World War Z was chosen to test numerous graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. (Source: AMD)

AMD's Radeon VII and RX Vega 64 LC crush Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti in World War Z GPU benchmark

AMD’s Radeon VII, RX Vega 64 LC, and RX Vega 64 have managed to defeat Nvidia’s top-end GeForce RTX hardware, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, in a World War Z GPU benchmark. In one specific test, the Radeon VII was measured offering...
AMD introduced Ryzen in February 2017. (Source: HotHardware)

Images and specifications for AMD's Picasso Zen+ Ryzen 3 3200G desktop APU leaked

Two images of one of AMD’s upcoming Picasso range of desktop APUs have been leaked online. The pictures themselves don’t reveal very much, apart from the fact that AMD is likely preparing to finally release the desktop APU counter...
ASRock's iBOX-R1000 is the first mini PC to integrate AMD's Ryzen R1000-series embedded CPUs. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock presents iBOX-R1000 mini PC with AMD Ryzen embedded CPUs

The iBOX-R1000 from ASRock is the first mini PC to integrate the new Ryzen R1606G / R1505G embedded dual-core CPUs with Vega 3 iGPUs. It comes with up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and supports one 2.5-inch SATA SSD / HDD. This mini PC i...
The AMD Zen timeline. (Source: AMD)

AMD's 7nm+ Zen 3 chips could have a 20% greater transistor density over Zen 2

The Zen 2-based Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper chipsets should make for exciting launches soon. This is because their state-of-the-art 7nm architectures should deliver performance improvements in many areas compared to their Zen+ pr...
A new GTA title may be in the works after all. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Has the existence of GTA VI really been a resume?

Recently, the gaming community has been set alight with rumors that Grand Theft Auto will get a new version soon. This has come about as a result of the discovery of an online resume belonging to a "3D game artist" who lists the h...
Light Theme at work on Windows 10 version 1903. (Source: Thurrot)

Windows 10 May Update now available via Insider Preview

Microsoft has made the next upcoming version of Windows 10 available via its Insider Preview program. It is called 1903, or the May 2019 Update. An SDK for this build is also now ready to download.
The 6 nm node is essentially an extension of the 7 nm node. (Source: PCGamesN)

TSMC to introduce intermediary 6 nm EUV-based node

The 6 nm node is scheduled to enter risk production in Q1 2020, almost 1 year after the 5 nm risk production, so the first 6 nm chips will probably ship in mid-2020. The only major benefit brought by the new node is the 18% transi...
MSI AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC Edition Review

MSI AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC Edition Review

Affordable alternative? Ever since its initial introduction in 2017 AMD's Radeon RX Vega series' price has dropped quite dramatically. Find out whether or not it can still keep up with the latest generation and whether or not it is still worth buying in our extensive review.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 | 32"
Owners of MSI X370 motherboards could be in for a Matisse-related disappointment. (Source: MSI)

Updated | Alleged MSI tech support email states older 300-series motherboards won't support AMD Ryzen 3000 processors

An email that has supposedly come from MSI’s German-language tech support team has stated that the company will not be offering support for AMD’s upcoming line of Ryzen 3000 Matisse desktop processors on older motherboards (300-se...
AMD's Navi GPUs could be launched in July. (Source: Tinh tế)

Rumored Navi 10-based Radeon RX 3080 graphics card specifications leaked

Alleged specifications for “AMD Navi” have been posted online. The new information offered seems to correspond with existing rumors about the Radeon RX 3080 Navi 10 graphics solution. Apparently, the performance of the Navi GPU pl...
Sapphire has created a gold-colored Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 graphics card. (Source: PCDIGA)

Gold-colored Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 graphics card for AMD's 50th anniversary appears online

AMD will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, and it seems Sapphire Technology wants to highlight the achievement by releasing a gold-colored Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 desktop graphics card. The special edition card ha...
The Gigabyte promo image may have just revealed the launch date for AMD's Ryzen 3000 series. (Source: Reddit - u/sxodan)

Leaked Gigabyte Aorus X570 promo material points to May 27 for AMD Ryzen 3000 launch

A piece of leaked marketing material purportedly from Gigabyte has led to considerable speculation about what could occur on the date mentioned on it. The image pertains to the gaming-related Aorus sub-brand, with some believing i...
The special edition AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes with a party-enhancing Wraith Prism Cooler. (Source: Newegg)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition CPU spotted at online retailer

AMD will soon be celebrating 50 years since its formal incorporation, and to celebrate this fact it appears there will be a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ryzen 7 2700X processor. It’s not known if the special edition of the CPU ...
The Intel Coffee Lake T-series will offer energy-efficient performance. (Source: DigitalTrends)

Update | More details of Intel's Coffee Lake T-series emerge: clock rates, core counts

New information about Intel’s Coffee Lake T-series of processors has been posted online. The lineup runs from the Core i3-9100T right up to the Core i9-9900T. The chips are based on a 14nm manufacturing process and come with iGPUs...
AMD's next generation of GPUs could be launched on a particularly fitting date. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi could see launch on July 7, 2019: latest rumor

The next generation of AMD cards based on the Navi architecture could be unveiled at Computex this year. However, according to some other rumors, they could also have their own dedicated release event on July 7 this year. It would...
The ASRock iBOX fanless barebone features a Realtek LAN chipset and an Intel LAN chipset. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock launches iBOX mini desktop computer with Whiskey Lake-U processor options

ASRock has revealed its new mini desktop PC that features chips from Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U series. Along with the modern processor, the ASRock iBOX has a fanless design with fins covering the surface of the desktop to assist with...
Rey as she appears in the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (Source: Disney)

Star Wars: Vader Immortal game trailer, artwork leaks for Jedi Fallen Order and Episode IX trailer

It’s a big day for Star Wars fans. The first trailer for the Episode IX, officially titled “The Rise of Skywalker,” has landed, along with the first game-play trailer for the new “Vader Immortal” VR game and leaked artwork from Re...
The 8cx, or perhaps its successors, may make it to Microsoft PCs in the next few years. (Source: The Verge)

Surface Pro variants with Snapdragon processors may be in the works

The future of Microsoft PCs such as the Surface Pro may yet be Qualcomm-based. A new report on the development of Windows on ARM includes references to several prototypes from this line with Snapdragon processors rather than those...
PUBG has been banned in Nepal. (Source: Polygon)

Nepalese authorities order nationwide ban on PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is one of the Korean studio Bluehole's biggest success stories. However, some state regulators seem not to like it as much as its millions of players do. Nepal is the latest countr...
The Intel Core i9-9990XE is now available for users to buy. (Source: TrustedReviews)

Skylake-X Intel Core i9-9990XE CPU now available for €2,999 or snap up an i9-9990XE-based desktop PC for €12,999.90

The extreme edition Intel Core i9-9990XE is now available for direct sale, but it doesn’t come cheaply. German computer hardware specialist has decided to make the powerful chip available to customers for a starting pr...
A scene from Justice, one of the upcoming games that support Nvidia's real-time ray tracing effects. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia launches ray tracing driver support for previous-gen Pascal GPUs

The latest GeForce Game Ready Driver from Nvidia enables a limited set of ray tracing features for the GTX 1000-series. Compared to the new RTX 2000 cards, the Pascal ones are clearly slower and Nvidia provides a set of graphs to ...
Disney+ may or may not disrupt major players such as Netflix later this year. (Source: Disney)

More details on new Disney+ streaming service to be made available soon

The new Disney+ streaming service will entail a mixture of old and new shows from all of the studios under its umbrella. This, therefore, includes Lucasfilm, 21st Century Fox, Pixar and Marvel. Therefore, Netflix may indeed forfei...
The alleged new app icons for discrete Apple Podcast and TV apps. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Apple to phase iTunes out in favor of standalone media apps in future versions of macOS

iTunes, the unified account by which Apple apps and services are accessed on devices such as Macs, seems to have been around forever. However, it also appears that this is no longer the case. A 9to5Mac contributor has confirmed ru...
India is now one of YouTube's biggest markets. (Source: Rotor Videos)

YouTube calculates that it has 265 million active users in India, expects this to roughly double by 2020

YouTube has amassed a 265 million-stong user based in the Indian market. Speaking at a recent Google conference, the service's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, projected that this number would grow further to 500 million by next year. The exe...
The new Canon EOS Rebel SL3. (Source: Canon)

Canon updates its EOS Rebel compact DSLR camera line with APS-C, an LCD touchscreen and 4K

Canon has launched the EOS Rebel SL3, the latest in this line of compact DLSRs. This model is capable of 4K reconding, a first for the EOS Rebel series. It does so with its 24.1 megapixel (MP) APS-C sensor, which is compatible wit...
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Desktop Graphics Card Review

MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Desktop Graphics Card Review

Pricey, but fast! Both the GeForce RTX 2080 and the GeForce RTX 2070 have the same amount of VRAM. However, the RTX 2080 offers somewhat more performance than the RTX 2070. We have run a bevy of benchmarks using the Turing-based GPU from MSI to assess its performance. Continue reading our review to find out whether or not the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio is worth buying.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) | 32"
The T-series chip performed well in UserBenchmark tests. (Source: Intel)

Intel Core i7-9700T desktop processor spotted on UserBenchmark

The upcoming 9th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Core desktop processor i7-9700T has appeared in the UserBenchmark database. The chip seemed to perform very well in the tests, achieving a reasonably high place in the overall ranking. The “T...
Gainward's variant of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 desktop graphics card. (Source: Roland Quandt/VideoCardz)

Images of GeForce GTX 1650 desktop graphics card from Gainward, Palit, and ZOTAC leaked

A few images of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 desktop graphics card have found their way online. The models from ZOTAC, Palit, and Gainward are all single-fan cards with some slight differences in connectivity. Nvidia hasn’...
With the introduction of the 7 nm chips, AMD's stock prices could return to their mid-2000s glory days. (Source: The Economic Times)

AMD stock sees significant jump, Intel put on the spot

2019 is already shaping up to be a good year for AMD. The 7 nm chips are currently manufactured by TSMC on the new EUV lithography, and the red team has considerably increased its chip orders, as the launch dates are looming. Inte...
Hopes for an all-new MacBook Pro design for 2019 have been dashed. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo now thinks 16-inch MacBook redesign won't come until 2021

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his usually accurate predictions surrounding the notoriously secretive company’s plans. After initially hinting that an all-new MacBook Pro design with a 16-inch display could arrive this ye...
It's possible the mysterious Nvidia GPU could be a new addition to the GeForce RTX 20 series. (Source: RockPaperShotgun)

Mysterious Nvidia GPU performs between a GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 on UserBenchmark

An Nvidia graphics card has turned up on UserBenchmark with the prosaic name “graphics device”. The results in the benchmarks for the hardware are somewhat surprising, as the GPU seems to land somewhere between the GeForce RTX 207...
A cut-away diagram of an EUV machine. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

TSMC will fire on all 7nm-making cylinders by the next half of 2019: new report

According to a new report by DigiTimes, the uptake of 7nm chips from TSMC was at its lowest 2019 ebb in the first quarter of this year (1Q2019). However, the company expects its orders to push its relevant processes to their full ...
The first 5 nm chips are expected to launch in early 2020. (Source:

TSMC initiates risk production for its 5 nm node, reveals performance details

Initially scheduled for mid-2019, risk production for the upcoming 5 nm manufacturing process was already initiated at the end of March. TSMC also finalized the 5 nm design infrastructure and it is currently testing this process t...
The Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex OC motherboard was used for the record-breaking result. (Source: HWBOT)

System with four GeForce GTX 1080 cards in an SLI configuration just broke 3DMark's Time Spy record

A new HWBOT World Record has just been set in 3DMark’s popular Time Spy benchmark. The score of 37,697 points was achieved with a system that featured four Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards operating in an SLI configuratio...
DDR4 prices are expected to fall throughout Q3 2019. (Source: PC Games Hardware)

DDR4 RAM prices continue to fall

TrendForce was predicting back in early 2019 that DDR4 RAM prices would see up to 35% cuts by Q2 2019, and this now appears to be indeed the case judging by the price trend data provided by CamelCamelCamel. These graphs also show ...
The new ASUS ROG Swift PG349Q. (Source: ASUS)

The latest ASUS ROG ultra-wide gaming monitor is overclockable to 120Hz

The ASUS ROG Swift PG349Q is a 34-inch, 21:9 Ultra-wide monitor with a resolution of 3440x1440. The OEM claims that these specs give 35% more desktop space compared to a WQHD panel. More to the point, however, this new monitor can...
The new Powerbeats Pro are AirPods in a different form-factor. (Source: Beats)

Powerbeats Pro announced: AirPod technology in a new, fitness-focused true-wireless earbud package

Beats has unveiled its new Powerbeats Pro on its website. These new earbuds are of the 'sports' variety, and thus have over-the-ear loops built into a completely wireless design. Like the new AirPods, they can activate Siri hands-...



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