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Medion Erazer X1000 MR Glasses (Windows Mixed Reality) Review

Medion Erazer X1000 MR Glasses (Windows Mixed Reality) Review

Next try. Even though the basic technology has been around for a while, Virtual Reality has not achieved a sweeping success yet. With Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft makes a new attempt, competing against the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. We are testing the VR system with the Medion Erazer X1000.
The Liva Q features a really small enclosure, measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.18 in and weighing 9.1 oz. (Source: ECS)

ECS launches the Liva Q mini PC with diminutive dimensions

The Liva Q is one of the smallest mini PCs around, and can be powered by either the dual-core Celeron N3350 or the quad-core Pentium N4200 SoCs coupled with a maximum of 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The storage part is ensured by a 64 GB eMMC chip and a microSD reader. This mini PC is marketed as a multimedia streaming and digital signage solution.
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Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Revenge is sweet. The name says it all for the latest installment of the Need for Speed series. For a racing game, Payback turns out to be surprisingly story-focused. Our benchmark test will show if the technical aspects are convincing as well.
The new GDDR6 memory modules have already won the CES 2018 Innovation Award. (Source: Samsung)

Nvidia Volta GPUs (GTX 2000) to come with Samsung's GDDR6 memory, reaching 16 Gbps transfer rates

Samsung announced that the GDDR6 modules are going to be released in early 2018 with the new nvidia GTX 2000 series, boasting transfer rates increased by almost 50% and reduced energy requirements.
Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse. (Source: Microsoft)

Video shows off the Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse, the company's return to mice with enthusiast features

Pre-orders for the new Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse are now open. The mouse represents Microsoft's return to enthusiast-style mice with adjustable scroll wheel, programmable buttons, and multi-device switching.
The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
Call of Duty: WWII Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Call of Duty: WWII Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Lukewarm Reception. With the previous installments in the series having drifted further and further into the realm of futuristic combat, Call of Duty is returning to its roots with its latest game, WWII. While the gameplay has changed little since the early days, the technology present has made improvements in leaps and bounds. We will test which hardware configurations are needed for the first person shooter game.
Ryzen 3 Review: 1200 and 1300X for Desktop PCs

Ryzen 3 Review: 1200 and 1300X for Desktop PCs

With AMD's Ryzen 3, the Zen architecture has trickled down into the entry-level market. Lacking SMT, the affordable CPUs did fairly well in our tests regardless, and are most certainly a viable alternative and worthy of a recommendation for entry-level systems.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Assassin's Creed Origins Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Assassin's Creed Origins Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

CPU eater. While frame rates in games usually scale with the performance of the graphics card, Assassin’s Creed Origins also requires a fair bit of CPU power. We examine whether the hardware requirements of Assassin's Creed Origins are justified.
The fanless enclosure has a 0.98-inch profile, and the radiator fins add 0.3 inches on top. (Source: Compulab)

Compulab outs Fitlet2 mini PC with Apollo Lake CPUs starting at US$153

The Fitlet2 is one of the smallest full-featured mini PC on the market. It can be powered by Intel Apollo Lake Atom and Celeron CPUs coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1866 RAM, and supports M.2 / eMCC / 2.5-inch HDD storage solutions. It also comes with a fanless enclosure and it is marketed as an IoT gateway.
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Intel's latest 8th generation entrant courts a custom AMD Radeon chip and HBM2 memory on a single package. (Source: Intel)

Rivals with benefits — Intel and AMD collaborate to create a new entrant to the 8th generation CPU family

In an interesting development, CPU arch rivals Intel and AMD have collaborated together to create a unique new entrant to Intel's 8th generation CPU family — a combination of an Intel H-series chip coupled to a...wait for it...a custom AMD Radeon GPU with HBM2 memory!
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Desktop GPU Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Desktop GPU Review

Bridge the Gap. With the GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia brings out a lower-priced alternative to the GTX 1080 and, in the process, forgoes the more expensive GDDR5X video memory. In the review, the Founders Edition card shall show how well it stacks up against the in-house competition.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) |
In spite of all the Qualcomm lawsuits, Apple is doing well and even managed to sell more products. (Source: Apple)

Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected

Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
Fujitsu has sold a controlling share in their PC division to Lenovo. (Source: Fujitsu)

Lenovo purchases 51 percent of Fujitsu's PC business, helps them aim for the number one spot

A joint venture partnership has been announced between Lenovo, the Development Bank of Japan, and Fujitsu which results in Lenovo obtaining a controlling share of the new collaboration.
Black Friday comes early (for Dell)

Black Friday comes early (for Dell)

It's the holiday season, which means Black Friday deals are coming. Dell is kicking things off with some enticing deals on XPS and Alienware notebooks and desktops. The sale is on now until 8 AM EST on November 3.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Laptop And Desktop Benchmarks

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Laptop And Desktop Benchmarks

Legendary or trashy? Like its predecessor the new Wolfenstein II combines humorous elements with a rather grave and serious suppressive regime rebel story. The underlying framework has been completely renovated though, and it is now based on the id Tech 6 engine. Our benchmark test will reveal which (mobile) GPU is going to be capable of running the first person shooter smoothly.
The XPG SX6000 line also includes models with 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB capacities. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA releases XPG SX6000 512 GB NVMe SSD for US$145

The XPG SX6000 NVMe SSD offers the best value on the market right now. For only US$145, gamers and video editing pros can benefit from 1 GB/s read speeds and 800 MB/s write speeds. The M.2-2280 form factor is designed to fit both desktops and laptops. ADATA also provides 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB variants.
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Schenker unveils Ultra and Zenith families of hexa-core gaming notebooks with Coffee Lake (Source: Schenker)

Schenker unveils Ultra and Zenith families of hexa-core gaming notebooks with Coffee Lake-S

The Zenith 17 in particular can be configured with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a Core i7-8700K, and a 4K UHD display.
Destiny 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Destiny 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Frenzy effect. While the first volume was exclusive to consoles, Destiny 2 will be playable on the PC platform, as well. Our benchmark tests will shine a light on hardware requirements and we will see whether it is a convincing game.
The new Microsoft Store app could soon start offering hardware devices such as the Surface. (Source: Windows Central)

The Microsoft Store app will soon start offering Surface and other hardware

The Microsoft Store app will soon offer users to buy Surface and other partner hardware directly from within the app. Although hidden for now, this could be part of Microsoft's efforts to consolidate all marketplaces into one cohesive Store interface.
Intel Q3 2017 revenue now sitting at over 16 billion USD (Source: Intel)

Intel Q3 2017 revenue sitting at over 16 billion USD

A healthy operating income outlook of +6 percent is expected for the next quarter with a slightly higher yearly revenue total of 62 billion USD by the end of 2017.
Intel's 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs could debut by the end of 2017. (Source: Liliputing)

The first Intel 10nm chips could land as early as end 2017

Intel's 10nm 'Cannon Lake' chips could land as soon as 2017-end, albeit in small volumes. The new chips, which will still be part of the 8th generation, are expected to go in full production by H1 2018 for a broad availability by H2 2018.
ELEX Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

ELEX Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Diamond in the rough. Although at first glance ELEX appears unpolished, beneath the tough exterior there is a suspenseful and multi-faceted role-playing game that skillfully weaves sci-fi and fantasy elements together. But how well does the mixed-genre game run on various laptop and desktop GPUs? Read on to find out.
The Settings apps in Windows 10 'Redstone 4' will receive a Fluent Design makeover. (Source: Windows Central)

Windows 10 Settings app to get some Fluent Design makeover in 'Redstone 4'

Upcoming builds of the 'Redstone 4' early development branch of Windows 10 will feature Fluent Design System elements being incorporated to the Settings app. As development of 'Redstone 4' progresses, we can expect to see more Fluid Design elements being incorporated in key areas of the user interface and inbox apps.
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The Azulle Inspire mini PCs ship without memory or storage, so they are slightly less expensive than Intel's NUC. (Source: Azulle)

Azulle outs Inspire mini PCs with gen 7 ULV Kaby Lake CPUs

The new Inspire mini PCs come in three variants: the most affordable one is powered by the Intel Core i3-7100U CPU priced at US$270, then follow the i5-7200U model for US$335, and the top of the line i7-7500U that costs US$450. Azulle does not provide memory and storage with these three barebones, so their price is slightly lower than Intel's NUCs.
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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is now official. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announces the GTX 1080's fraternal twin — the GTX 1070 Ti, aims to take AMD Vega 56 head on

NVIDIA has announced the launch of the much anticipated GeForce GTX 1070 Ti as a successor to the hugely popular GTX 970. Featuring the same GP104 GPU as the GTX 1080 but just 128 CUDA cores short of its elder cousin the 1070 Ti, which will officially launch on November 2, is well poised to take the AMD Vega 56 head on.
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Even though the PCIe 4.0 specs are ready to be implemented, these will not be seen in commercial products from Intel and AMD until 2019. (Source: PLDA)

PCI-SIG releases PCIe 4.0 specs, teases PCIe 5.0 performance

Expected to be fully adopted by 2019, the PCIe 4.0 specs bring 64 GB/s bandwidths in x16 duplex running at 16 GHz, plus improvements such as reduced system latency, lane margining and superior scalability.
2017 has been a great year for AMD, and Q3 revenue results prove that the company is back in business. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Q3 2017 revenues, first positive net income in years

After years of financial struggles, AMD rises above and makes a comeback in 2017. Q3 2017 was the best in years, bringing US$1.64 billion in total revenues, of which US$71 million was the net income. This is very good news for AMD, since the company hasn't seen a positive net income for the past several years.
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The Evil Within 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

The Evil Within 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Thrilling. While it is rather rare that horror movies stand out due to their high quality, there are various horror games for the home computer that could be considered first-rate. In addition to "Resident Evil 7" we could also currently mention "The Evil Within 2" here, which we tested for its performance using several notebooks and desktop GPUs.
Desktop and notebook sales fall just 0.5 percent in EMEA (Source: IDC)

Desktop and notebook sales fall just 0.5 percent in EMEA

HP, Lenovo, and Dell have each grown in market share at the notable expense of Asus and Acer. HP alone accounts for more than one in four PCs sold in the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions.
The gen 7 ULV CPUs powering the Cubi 3 Silent S integrate the HD Graphics 620 iGPUs. (Source: MSI)

MSI introduces fanless Cubi 3 Silent S mini PCs with gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPUs

The gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPU powering the new Cubi 3 Silent S fanless mini PCs seem to be restricted to the 15 W TDP versions. They integrate the HD Graphics iGPU, and are coupled with as much as 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. Storage solutions include SSD, HDD, or hybrid, and MSI provides extensive connectivity.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Mass slaughter. After its 2014 predecessor left a surprisingly good impression (not in the least thanks to the Nemesis System), Warner Bros. Interactive has launched its successor, “Shadow of War”, a well-made action game based upon the Lord of the Rings universe. We test out the hardware requirements for PC and notebooks.
Zotac GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces the world's most compact GTX 1080 Ti with water cooling

Zotac have released the fully water cooled GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini, which they claim to be the smallest GTX 1080 Ti in the world.
Azio Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Source. Amazon)

Are gaming keyboards really faster than conventional keyboards?

Gaming keyboard manufacturers, much like gaming mice manufacturers, claim fast response times to entice games to pay the premium. Unlike gaming mice, however, we do not find enough benchmarks that have actually put the claims to test. As a result, gamers and enthusiasts have (until now) gone by the manufacturer's claims of high polling rates and low response times. So is that shiny new RGB keyboard with anti-ghosting or N-key rollover actually more responsive than a conventional keyboard? Dan Luu's mini-experiment proves otherwise.
Ubuntu Linux 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" (Source: Canonical)

Ubuntu Linux 17.10 now available with GNOME 3 as default desktop interface

The new Ubuntu Linux 17.10 release is nicknamed "Artful Aardvark" and comes with the latest version of GNOME as the default desktop, thus dropping Canonical's Unity graphical shell.
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop. (Source: Dell)

Dell Aurora R7 starts shipping today as the first desktop to offer six-core Coffee Lake-S

The refreshed Aurora R7 desktop from Alienware starts shipping today, including Intel Coffee Lake-S six-core processors and AMD RX or Nvidia GTX graphics cards. Dell claims that this is the first pre-built desktop to offer the Coffee Lake-S processors.
There's also an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro coming later this year. (Source: Apple)

Apple's upcoming iMac Pro with 10-core custom Intel Xeon CPU surfaces on GeekBench

The 10-core Xeon CPU is more than 50% faster than the 8-core model when it comes to multi-core performance tests. Apple will also launch an 18-core/36-thread iMac in December this year.
Windows Mixed Reality support comes with the Fall Creators Update for Win 10. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 Fall Creators update now rolling out

Microsoft has commenced the global rollout of its Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. Users can either wait for the update to reach them, or do a manual clean install of the latest Windows 10 ISO to get it immediately.
The Raven Ridge mobile APUs are expected to hit the market in late 2017. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile Raven Ridge APUs get leaked benckmarks

PCPerspective revealed that the two Raven Ridge APUs perform almost as well as an Intel Core i7-8550U + Nvidia MX150 GPU combo when it comes to graphics tests.
The Nervana NNP is expected to ship in late 2017. (Source: Intel)

Intel presents its new Nervana Neural Netwok Processor

Intel intends to keep up with Nvidia and AMD on the AI market by releasing the Nervana NNP for deep learning applications. The new NNP is actually an ASIC with a non-standard cache hierarchy controlled directly by software commands, and it comes with improved scalability. The Flexpoint numerical format allows for increased parallelism, while the deep learnin...
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Ashes of the Singularity benchmark for Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. (Source: AotS Benchmark)

Unofficial Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti benchmark shows competition with GTX 1080

A benchmark for the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti has shown up in the database for Ashes of the Singularity, giving some insight into how it might perform on release.
Microsoft Edge beta for Android showing welcome page (left) and tabs page (right). (Source: Own)

From edge to edge: Sync with the Microsoft Edge browser beta now on Android

A few hours ago Microsoft released the Edge browser beta for Android. The new browser is beautiful, simplistic, and provides easy syncing with Windows 10 PCs.
Worldwide PC market has stabilized as of Q3 2017 (Source: IDC)

HP and Lenovo make up almost half of all PCs shipped worldwide

Q3 2017 market data reveals a largely stable PC market with Asus suffering the most losses out of the big 5 makers.
Custom Core i7-8700K with der8auer and Caseking logos. (Source: Caseking.de)

Chips with silver linings — Caseking and der8auer stock up on custom Core i7-8700K CPUs

Famed overclocked 'der8auer' and his employer, Caseking.de seem to have a lot of Intel's latest 'Coffee Lake-S' Core i7-8700K chips in stock at a time when most e-retailers are facing a drought of these new monsters. These chips have been de-lidded and binned, and for the top most variants, the stock heat spreader has been given a silver touch.
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AIM and the 'running man' logo. (Source: AOL/AIM)

This December AIM will follow the dial-up modem into the sunset

AOL has announced officially that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) will be switching off their servers on December 15, marking the end of 20 years of instant messaging. AOL was the dominant instant messaging service in North America during the last years of dial-up, and the early years of broadband spread.
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The CHG90 gaming monitor is the world's first to integrate a 32:9 screen ratio display. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung outs 49-inch 32:9 super ultrawide QLED gaming monitor

The CHG90 boasts an impressive 32:9 ratio screen with 3840 x 1080 resolution. The QLED panel handles HDR content and provides blacks almost as deep as the ones found with the more expensive OLEDs. The curvature of the screen allows for an immersive gaming experience, while the 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate enable smooth framerates.
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Coffee Lake: i7-8700K and i5-8400 Review

Coffee Lake: i7-8700K and i5-8400 Review

With the new Coffee Lake CPUs, Intel brings more than four physical cores to end-user consumer computing for the first time in its history. Regardless of whether or not you want to consider this a reaction to AMD's Ryzen, Coffee Lake manages to combine high clock speeds with more cores than before and has earned our recommendation.
Intel Core i5-8400 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
The Live Gamer Portable Plus 2 can record streams directly on microSD cards. (Source: AVerMedia)

Game streaming and recording made easy with AVerMedia's new Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus

The latest external capturing hub enables a smooth streaming experience, even when playing the most demanding games in 4K resolutions. It can also record everything on microSD cards at 1080p and 60 fps.
AMD could be ready for a price cut on the Ryzen 7 1800X CPUs. (Source: AMD)

8-core AMD Ryzen 5 1600/X CPUs randomly surface, performance matches the more expensive Ryzen 7 1800X

Korean reports point out to the existence of 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 5 1600/1600X CPUs. Benchmark results indicate that these CPUs are essentially US$200 Ryzen 7 1800X variants.

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