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Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB 32-Zoll 4K Monitor Review

Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB 32-Zoll 4K Monitor Review

VA, UHD, 4K, MultiView The 32-inch display from Philips tries to win customers with many abbreviations and has to prove itself in our test. With large surface, UHD resolution, and cheap price, it has several pros. Learn in this article how well it performs in the realms of image quality, power consumption, and temperature development.
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AMD Threadripper packaging. (Source: AMD)

Threadripper 1950X benchmarked at 5.2 GHz on all cores using liquid nitrogen

The AMD Threadripper 1950X has been successfully overclocked to 5.2 GHz on all 16-cores using LN2. This represents a 40.5 percent increase over the base turbo clock speed and gives a Cinebench R15 multi-core score of 4122.
Google Allo client for desktop now available - getting started instructions

Google Allo is finally available for desktop

Although iPhone users are not able to use Allo on the desktop yet, those who own Android handsets can finally use the messaging app on the desktop. However, quite a few features remain exclusively available on mobile.
The custom 28” 4K LCD 1ms TN panel is capable of 480Hz only in 1080p. (Source: Blur Busters)

Monitors with 480 Hz refresh rates are almost here

Blur Busters confirm that the 28” 4K LCD 1ms TN panel is able to achieve near-CRT clarity, thanks to a technology similar to strobeless LightBoost. The prototype is capable of 480 Hz only in 1080p for now.
SteelSeries Apex M750 is targeted at eSports gamers (Source: SteelSeries)

SteelSeries debuts Apex M750 mechanical keyboard for eSports gamers

SteelSeries has launched the Apex M750 gaming keyboard with mechanical switches. The precision gaming device is made from an aluminum frame and features dynamic lighting as well as custom in-game notifications designed to appeal to eSports gamers.
The new XPG SX9000 SSDs are aimed at gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and video rendering professionals. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA readies the XPG SX9000 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.2 SSD

The XPG SX9000 SSDs come in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities, and offer read/write speeds of up to 2800/1450 MB/s, thanks to the Marvell 88SS1093 controller. The M.2 2280 form factor allows these SSDs to be fit in laptops as well as in desktop PCs.
Maybe Intel's 'Ice Lake' will feature improved thermal interface material. (Source: derwiki/Pixabay)

Intel 10 nm+ 'Ice lake' will supercede 8th-generation processors

An eagle eyed user of the Intel Codename Decoder has found an entry for the 10 nm+ "Ice Lake," Intel's replacement architecture for the currently unreleased Coffee Lake (14 nm++) and Cannon Lake (10 nm) processors.
Many cores, high performance: AMD's Threadripper in the first tests

Many cores, high performance: AMD's Threadripper in the first tests

With the Threadripper CPUs we have excitedly been waiting for, once again after a few years AMD wants to catch up with the fastest desktop CPUs. According to the first tests, this is successful if the used software plays along. However, Intel can distance itself with high core speeds and single-core performance.
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 X1 mini PCs can fit the palm of your hand. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle launches the X1 Mini PC with GeForce GTX 1060

The small form-factor X1 PCs from Shuttle are able to handle 4K games thanks to the inclusion of Nvidia's GTX 1060 GPUs. The reduced size comes at a premium, though, with the i7 variant priced at US$1709 and the i5 variants costing around US$1500.
Team Fortress 2 - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Team Fortress 2 - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

A 10-year old strategy shooter Despite its advanced age, TF2 remains to be one of the most popular games on Steam. This is probably due to the fair free-to-play model and the moderate system requirements. The fast-paced 3D shooter is nevertheless quite a challenge, especially for cheap entry-level laptops and Windows tablets. More often than not, it is the processor and not the graphics card that leads to a jerky reproduction and unplayable frame rates. We tested the performance on various laptops, tablets, and desktops in the following benchmark check.
It appears that users can still upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for free. (Source: Microsoft)

Two methods of obtaining Windows 10 for free appear to still be open

Two methods which were detailed back in January 2017 which allowed users to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for free still exist now, even though the free upgrade period ended over a year ago. One method involves taking advantage of a program for those with disabilities, while the second approach only needs a valid Windows 7 or 8.1 install and pr...
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The i9-7960X sits in the new i9 X-series of processors. (Source: Intel)

Overclocked 16-core i7-7960X at 5.4 GHz scores three times higher than i7-7700K on Geekbench

A Geekbench v3 multi-core score of 78323 has been achieved by a i9-7960X overclocked to 5.4 GHz on all 16 cores using liquid nitrogen (LN2) as the coolant, which is three times higher than an i7-7700K. While LN2 results are always at the top end of the scale, it shows that this CPU could have a sizeable headroom for overclocking. The only official results wh...
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The new materials create insulating rust that is beneficial to the miniaturization process. (Source: Stanford)

Silicon chips might not retire too soon, thanks to ultrathin semiconductors

Scientists from Stanford University combined silicon with ultrathin semiconductors, making silicon viable for chips under 5 nanometers and thus offering a smoother transition between silicon and germanium-based chip manufacturing.
The Vampire V4 brings 512 MB of RAM, Ethernet, USB, and MicroSD storage to the Amiga. (Source: Apollo)

Accelerator chips bring the 30-year old Amiga (slightly) up to date

The Vampire V4 by Apollo Team is a standalone or upgrade kit for Amiga computer systems that will significantly upgrade the capabilities of the original as well as modernize I/O. The V4 will be available by Christmas of 2017 and will cost north of €120.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini Graphics Card SLI Configuration Review

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini Graphics Card SLI Configuration Review

Does SLI make sense? To answer this question, we conduct an experiment with two Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini Graphic Cards. In our short review we'll check out the pros and cons of an SLI configuration and compare the performance to those of single GPU systems.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) | 32"
Eurocom MXM3 Riser Cards will power your desktop with a laptop GPU (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom MXM3 Riser Cards will power your desktop with a laptop GPU

External GPU Thunderbolt docks are *so* 2016. These PCIe x16 adapters will accommodate an MXM 3.x Type-A or Type-B GPU from either Nvidia or AMD for connecting straight onto a standard PC motherboard.
This is an Ethereum mining rig that uses 6 Nvidia GPUs to increase mining profitability. (Source: mybroadband.co.za)

Nvidia announces US$2.2 billion earnings for Q2 2018 fiscal year, due in part to cryptocurrency mining

Nvidia's earnings for Q2 2018 seem to have been boosted in part by the cryptominers who hog GPUs to increase the profitability of the Ethereum miners. Revenues for Nvidia are up 56% from Q2 2017, cumulating US$2.23.
Friends with benefits — Kaspersky and Microsoft seem to have reconciled their differences with respect to security in Windows 10. (Source: Kaspersky)

Kaspersky withdraws antitrust claim after Microsoft offers to make Windows 10 more AV vendor friendly

It appears that Microsoft and Kaspersky have come to terms with respect to the latter's demands of a more antivirus vendor friendly approach in Windows 10 resulting in withdrawal of all antitrust allegations against Microsoft by Kaspersky.
OS-ception: Ubuntu running in a Windows Server VM (Source: MSDN)

Windows Subsystem for Linux now available on a Windows Server near you

The Windows Subsystem on Linux (WSL) can now be deployed on Windows Server installations starting with Build 16257, making it easy for IT admins to run that elusive Linux command line tool without having to install and configure an entire virtual machine or disk installation.
Samsung plans to release successors for the 960 EVO and Pro SSDs. The 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs are expected to be launched in 2018. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung plans to release 128 TB QLC SSDs

The 128 TB QLC SSD could come in 2019, but, until then, Samsung has plans to launch successors for the 960 EVO and Pro SSDs with the new 970 and 980 64-layer 3-bit per cell V-NAND NVMe series coming in early 2018.
The top of the line i9 CPUs sure look powerful, but their prices might not prove too appealing, especially when AMD has considerably cheaper alternatives. (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils the rest of the Core i9 X-series family

The top of the line 18-core / 36 thread i9-7980XE is priced at US$1,999, then follows the 16-core / 32-thread i9-7960X, priced at US$1,699. The 14-core / 28 threads i9-7940X is priced at US$1,399. These 3 CPUs will be launched on September 25, while the 12-core / 24-thread i9-7920X priced at US$1,199 will be released on August 28.
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The HP Elite X3 is currently the highest-end smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. (Image source: HP)

Windows may be moving to a unified mobile/desktop OS

According to rumors, Microsoft may soon be killing of development of Windows 10 Mobile in favor of pursuing a unified operating system that more closely ties development and features of the desktop version of Windows to a retooled iteration for smartphones.
Pre-binned CPUs offer guaranteed overclock performance while delidding can greatly lower temperatures. (Source: Intel)

Pre-binned and delidded X299 CPUs up to 5.3 GHz now available from OverclockersUK

If you're willing to spend extra then you can now avoid the silicon lottery on X299 CPUs thanks to OverclockersUK. They announced earlier today that there is now a range of i7-7740X, i7-7800X, and i9-7900X available in their store that have been delidded and pre-binned to run at certain speeds.
The Aorus X299 Gaming motherboard is specifically designed for Intel's i7-7740X and i5-7640X CPUs. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte presents the Aorus X299 Gaming motherboard specifically designed for Kaby Lake-X CPUs

This Kaby Lake-X-specific mid-range motherboard includes support for 4X DDR4-4133 RAM and 3-way SLI or Crossfire. Being marketed as a gaming product, it also comes with programmable RGB LEDs.
The new Remix 3D allows you to build upon other's creations easily. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft brings Parts and Remixes to Remix 3D.com

The new update to the popular online service will enable users to re-use parts of existing 3D models (with attribution to the original creator) and spin off new creations.
The non-X versions of the Threadripper CPUs would feature reduced boost clocks, but can still be easily overclocked. (Source: AMD)

Motherboard manufacturers list unannounced 1920 Threadripper CPU, other non-X versions could follow

The non-X 1920 Threadripper CPU could be considerably cheaper than the X variant, and even though it could end up with reduced boosts clocks, the multipliers are most likely remaining unlocked to further provide excellent overclocking potential.
Thermal compound applied correctly. (Source: EKWB)

Liquid metal found to be the most effective in a massive thermal comound test by Tom's Hardware

A tester at Tom's Hardware has just published the results of a huge 85 product test of thermal compounds to measure the impact they have on cooling performance and usability. Liquid metal was found to be the most efficient, but there was a smaller difference across the board than we would have expected.
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At 12 liters the Corsair ONE is certainly small form-factor and has a small foot print to match, however it is quite tall in order to still support non-custom components. (Source: Corsair)

Specification upgrade for the small form factor Corsair ONE PRO

Corsair has three new configuration options for the Corsair ONE PRO after updating specs on an existing model and introducing two new variants. Buyers can now choose a GTX 1080 Ti, up to 32 GB of RAM, and receive NVMe drives as default.
The Lian-Li desk-case is sleek but expensive. (Source: Lian-Li)

Lian-Li standing-desk computer case now available at US$2100 MSRP

The Lian-Li standing desk PC-case which was announced back at CES is now a available for purchase. The desk is made of iron, aluminium, and tempered glass but has an MSRP of US$2100 without any computer parts inside.
Skylake-X Top Model: Intel Core i9-7900X Review

Skylake-X Top Model: Intel Core i9-7900X Review

The new Intel Core i7-7900X for socket 2066 proved to be the fastest CPU for desktop systems so far. However, it is disproportionately expensive and also suffers from other problems.
Intel Core i9-7900X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
EKWB's sleek single-slot water block which covers the GPU core, memory, and VRMs. (Source: EKWB)

EKWB releases sleek new full-cover water blocks for AMD RX Vega

Full loop water cooling enthusiasts can now add AMD RX Vega cards to their build as EK Water Blocks reveals four new water block options for Vega reference designs. Prices range between US$130 - US$145 and will be available from 14th August.
Coffee Lake processors are likely to be Socket 1151, but could lack backward compatibility. (Source: VideoCardz)

Coffee Lake product roadmap shows six-core CPU using Socket 1151

Product road map slides for Intel Coffee Lake show a 95 W six-core CPU, and two new motherboard chipsets, Kaby Lake Refresh and Cannon Lake. The slides show Socket 1151, but there may be chipset limitations that stop Coffee Lake from being backward compatible.
ASRock confirms that Coffee Lake isn't compatible with 100-series and 200-series motherboards. (Source: Pixabay)

'Coffee Lake' isn't compatible with your current motherboard says ASRock

ASRock has inadvertently confirmed via Twitter that Coffee Lake CPUs will require a new motherboard when replying to a users question regarding whether they will support the new CPUs on one of their existing Z270 motherboards.
HP has created a more toned down version of their Omen VR Backback, aimed at business use (Source: HP)

HP decides that businesses need VR too, announces VR backpack with a Quadro P5200

HP has announced the 'HP Z VR Backpack' designed for virtual reality use in a business environment where red accents and flashing LEDs look out of place. It uses an i7-7820HQ, 32 GB RAM, and a Quadro P5200.
The ASUS ROG Strix version of the Vega 64 features a similar visual design to previous strix GPUs. (Source: ASUS)

Asus reveals the first custom designed AMD RX Vega 64

ASUS is the first manufacturer to announce a custom designed AMD RX Vega 64 graphics card. These feature familiar ROG Strix design with a large heatsink and a triple-fan cooler. These custom cards are expected in early September, a few weeks later than the reference designs.
AMD revealed the unique Threadripper packaging last week. (Source: AMD)

AMD has announced the US$549 Ryzen Threadripper 1900X octa-core CPU

The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is US$50 more expensive than the Ryzen 7 1800X, and even though they have similar specs, the Threadripper CPU is worth the extra cost considering the benefits of the new X399 chipset.
The wait is finally over. AMD's new Vega based GPUs will soon be available in a store near you. (Source: AnandTech)

AMD Radeon RX Vega now official: $499 for the Vega 64 and $399 for the Vega 56

AMD has finally made the next gen Vega GPUs official with the unveiling of 3 Radeon RX Vega GPUs featuring enhanced features at seemingly competitive price points, with broad availability starting August 14.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Early Success. Although Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (abbreviated PUBG) is still in a very early stage of development, the Battle Royale shooter is already very popular. We also plunged into the fight for survival and analyzed the game's performance for this article.
Can the new AMD Vega chips regain lost territory from NVIDIA? (Source: HardwareLuxx)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPUs spotted in liquid and air cooled versions ahead of official launch

Pictures of consumer versions of graphic cards based on AMD's next gen GPU architecture, Vega, have made their way to the internet ahead of their official launch and they seem to sport good looks along with the promise of a superlative gaming experience.
New leak details upcoming Intel Core-X models including the i9-7980XE (Source: Intel)

New leak details upcoming Intel Core-X models including the i9-7980XE

A completed table reveals the $1999 USD 18-core i9-7980XE running at just 2.6 GHz with slower Turbo Boost clock rates than the $599 i7-7820X.
The fingerprint sensor next to right alt is the main feature of the Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Modern keyboard with Fingerprint ID now available for purchase

Microsoft has now released the Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID in the regional Microsoft stores for the US, Canada, and China. The retail price is US$130, and compared to the Microsoft Surface Keyboard it also features a fingerprint sensor and optional wired operation.
The Micro-B connector is sheltered within the Type-A one, while the Type-C connector is protected by a special rubber cap on the opposite side. (Source: Silicon Power)

Silicon Power outs all-in-one Type-A / Micro-B / Type-C Mobile C50 USB drives

The Mobile C50 drives come in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB configurations featuring a unique 3-in-1 design.
The Cubi 3 Plus enclosure features a 5x5 STX LGA 1151 motherboard that allows for CPU upgrades. (Source: MSI)

MSI's Cubi 3 Plus compact PC is powered by the i7-7700 Kaby Lake

The new Cubi 3 Plus line offers several CPU options, starting with the entry-level Celeron G3930 model priced at US$427, up to the high-end Core i7-7700 selling for US$791.
AMD's new Ryzen 3 processors have hit the budget segment with two appealing quad-core options at a price point filled with dual-core CPUs. (Source: AMD)

Reviews claim Ryzen 3 is a hit

Ryzen 3 was released a few hours ago, and reviews of the two new CPUs have appeared online. Reviewers have found the 4-core processors offer great value when compared to the 2-core i3 CPUs at the same price point. This value becomes even more apparent when overclocking ability is taken into account.
If rumors are correct, we can expect Coffee Lake to be the first six-core CPUs on Intel's mainstream platform. (Source: Intel)

Specs leaked for upcoming i7-8700K

A progressive series of 'leaks' over the last few days have given us an idea of what to expect from the Coffee Lake i7-8700K. It will be a 6-core CPU operating on the same LGA 1151 socket as Skylake and Kaby Lake, have 12MB of cache, and a potential turbo clock up to 4.7 GHz.
Is AMD slowly returning to its glory days from the early 2000s? (Source: AMD)

AMD's Q2 2017 revenue results unveiled - Ryzen steals the show

AMD is well on its way back to profitability, thanks to the Ryzen CPUs, the Vega GPUs and the EPYC datacenter products. Q2 2017 revenue increased 19% over Q2 2016.
The TB250-BTC+ motherboard features a moistureproof PCB and over current / voltage / heat protections. (Source: Biostar)

Biostar announces world's first 8-Slot PCI-e mining motherboard

Biostar has expanded their dedicated mining portfolio with the TB250-BTC+ motherboard that features 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 slot plus 7 x PCI-E x1 3.0 slots. This model is designed for DIY people who intend to build home mining rigs.
SK Hynix is the second largest DRAM chip manufacturer, with a quarter of the worldwide market. (Source: SK Hynix)

DRAM chip manufacturer SK Hynix reports record profit

After recording a record profit in the first quarter of 2017, SK Hynix has broken that record by reporting a second consecutive record profit. Operating profit increased by 24% and net profit by 30% between the first and second quarters.
The leaked specs are rather exhaustive yet make no mention of hyper-threading. (Source: eTeknix)

Coffee Lake hexa-core desktop chip specs leaked

Specifications have leaked for three upcoming Coffee Lake desktop chips, which operate at 95-watt TDPs for the overclockable CPUs and 65 watts for the non-overclockable.

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