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The RTX 2070 factory overclocked models are indeed faster than the GTX 1080, but the price difference is not really worth it.  (Source: HardOCP)

Nvidia RTX 2070 complete review leaks before NDA lift

HardOCP released the RTX 2070 review 2 full days before the NDA lift and it looks like last week's leaks are now confirmed. The factory overclocked RTX 2070 models are slightly faster than the GTX 1080, with the stock RTX 2070 mos...
The i5-9600K looks like a good alternative for AMD's Ryzen 5 2600X, even though it lacks 6 threads. (Source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-9600K pushed to 5.2 GHz on air with benchmarks

Thanks to the new STIM material, the i5-9600K offers excellent overclocking potential, reaching 5.2 GHz on all cores using a high-end air cooler. The temperatures were a bit over 90C, so a water-cooling solution might be more appr...
The new Corsair Force Series™ MP510 SSD.

Corsair's newest NVMe SSD breaks 3GB read-speed barrier for under US$70

The Force Series™ MP510 is Corsair's latest NVMe M.2 SSD with 3rd-generation x4 PCIe. Even its lowest storage configuration achieves over 3,000 MB in sequential read. Its 960GB model also has this level of write speed. The MP150 l...
AMD's new Polaris 30 GPU, the RX 590, shows up on 3DMark. (Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit)

AMD Radeon RX 590 shows up on 3DMark, shows less than 10% improvement in scores over the RX 580

An entry for the upcoming AMD Polaris 30-based Radeon RX 590 has been spotted on 3DMark by noted leakster TUM_APISAK. The new RX 590 is shown to sport higher clocks and is said to be using the same GDDR5 memory subsystem as the cu...
The TPU logo. (Source: TPU)

GPU-Z updated with the ability to detect faked NVIDIA cards

The GPU market is often rife with counterfeit cards. These products are often sold as having more memory than they actually do, or as having newer NVIDIA chips that are in fact reflashed older ones - or both. TechPowerUp has upgra...
Google+ is shutting down following a data breach. (Source:

Google+ to shut down following hacking revelation

Google has admitted that its social media app, Google+, has been hacked. This data theft has affected approximately half a million profiles. The users in question may have had many points of important user data extracted from thei...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
While Intel's newest i9 9900k may be the "world's fastest gaming processor," few were denying it anyways. (Source: Digiworthy)

2700X gains ground on the 9900k in Principled Technologies's retests, Intel claims the 9900k is still the world's best gaming CPU

Following severe backlash over what has been described as "incompetent" benchmarking, Principled Technologies retested their AMD CPUs with creator mode. In their new results, the 2700X narrowed the gap between the 9900k down to ab...
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 ZOTAC RTX 2070 featured in the Time Spy test has a factory-overclocked core and will probably end up costing US$600. (Source: ZOTAC)

Nvidia's RTX 2070 slightly faster than the GTX 1080 in latest leaked 3DMark Time Spy test

The high-end Turing GPUs do not seem to be a great upgrade choice for the time being, but what about the upper-mid-range RTX 2070 model? According to the latest leaked Time Spy results, the RTX 2070 GPU is indeed faster than the G...
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...
Does Cortana know about this? (Source: YouTube)

Cortana may die and be reborn - as the new Clippy

New rumors emanating from Microsoft suggest that the Office software team want to take over Cortana's functions and place in the Windows OS. This would mean that Office could strongly inform its development in the future, converti...
Turtle Beach launches Atlas series of wired gaming headsets (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach launches Atlas series of wired gaming headsets

Each headset has been designed to better fit users with glasses by easing the pressure around the temple. The higher-end Elite Atlas model includes a host of additional features that both mainstream and hardcore gamers can appreci...
Lenovo Y Series notebook, Lenovo dominates the PC market Q3 2018

​Lenovo dominates the PC market

Both IDC and Gartner revealed that Lenovo dominated the global PC market in the third quarter of the year, shipping around 16 million desktops, notebooks, and workstations out of a total of 67.4 million (according to IDC), and 67....
Principled Technologies enabled "Game Mode" on its R7 2700X, which cuts down the 8 core processor to a 4 core processor, causing severe CPU bottlenecks in some cases. (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Principled Technologies responds to criticism of its i9 9900k study

After scathing criticism coming from GamersNexus's Steve Burke and Hardware Unboxed's Steve Walton, Principled Technologies has made statements and defended its i9 9900k performance study. The company said "we are confident in ou...
Professional overclockers always use liquid nitrogen to get the highest frequencies. (Source: PC Games Hardware)

Intel's Core i9-9900K pushed to 6.9 GHz on all cores using LN

Right after the official launch of the 9th gen CPU lineup, Intel hired professional overclockers to demonstrate the potential of the new Core i9-9900K processors. Using liquid nitrogen, the 8-core CPU was pushed to 6.9 GHz (7.1 GH...
The RX 570/580 successors would most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 GPUs. (Source:

AMD Radeon RX 670 GPU rumored to launch mid-October, RX 680 expected in November

The Radeon RX 570/580 successors are rumored to feature 12 nm Polaris 30 cores with increased frequencies, but same 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Performance-wise, these new models will most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 cards and w...
Walton's frustration with Intel is even visible in the thumbnail of his video titled "Intel's New Low." (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Update | Intel's commissioned 9900k benchmarks have serious flaws, says PC hardware reviewer

When Intel commissioned Principled Technologies to benchmark its as of yet unreleased i9 9900k CPU, many voices in the tech press spoke out against such a practice, such as Steve Walton, saying it "undermines what we do." Now, mor...
Intel introduces a new package for the mainstream gen 9 CPUs, just like AMD has new packs for the Threadripper series. (Source: Intel)

Intel launches 9th gen Core, Core-X and Xeon-W CPU lineups

The new mainstream Core and Core-X HEDT processors represent Intel's retaliation against AMD's Ryzen 2000-series and Threadripper 2000 HEDT lineups. Looking at the MSRPs, it seems like Intel does not want to outprice AMD, while th...
The Asus ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop. (Source: Asus)

Asus introduces the ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-9900K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

On the heels on Intel unveiling its new desktop CPU lineup, Asus has announced an upgrade to its ROG GL12 gaming desktop. The new ROG GL12CX is now available with the latest Intel Core i9-9900K on the Intel Z390 platform and can b...
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The CPU thirst of the ancient world. The new title in the Assassin’s Creed series takes players to Ancient Greece, after having been set in ancient Egypt in the series previous outing, Assassin’s Creed Origins. We will be testing the new game on numerous GPUs while assessing the extent to which hardware requirements and graphics options have changed.
MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti graphics for $2300 USD (Source: MSI)

MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX graphics for $2300 USD

First teased at Computex 2018 but without a firm price or launch window, the mid-sized Trident X desktop is now ready to ship just in time for the all-important Holiday shopping season. MSI is going all out in terms of CPU and GPU...
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great looks, meager platform. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most beautiful racing games ever released. Find out in our benchmark test whether the modern graphics of Forza Horizon 4 can overcome the weaknesses of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

FIFA 19 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Champions League. Every year EA lures football fans with a new edition of its legendary FIFA series. Read on to see how the 19th version runs on different desktop and notebook GPUs. Is the game only playable on gaming machines or are multimedia systems powerful enough too?
The second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 12-core and 24-core chips will be released on October 29. (Source: AMD)

AMD 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 chips to hit the market on October 29

AMD has announced that its 12- and 24-core Ryzen 2 Threadripper chips will be available on October 29. The new chips are counterparts to the more expensive 16- and 32-core chips in the Threadripper lineup and will appeal to enthus...
The T2 chip found in new MacBooks. (Source:

Can you fix your own 2018 MacBook? An internal Apple report says no, but iFixit says yes

An internal service document recently leaked from within Apple states that no-one but company staff and Authorized Apple Service Providers (AASPs) can repair or replace most MacBook 2018 and iMac Pro components without the devices...
MSI wants you to Photoshop its mascot for a chance to win prizes (Source: MSI)

MSI wants you to Photoshop its mascot for a chance to win prizes

Do your best to show off how Lucky the dragon can look when fused with the Venom Symbiote and you could win a new MSI Trident 3 mini PC or 27-inch curved gaming monitor. The contest celebrates the release of the movie Venom starri...
AMD should showcase the Ryzen 3000 CPUs together with the upcoming Threadripper 3000-series and the EPYC "Rome" server processors.  (Source: AMD)

AMD will showcase the first 7 nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs at CES 2019

AMD has a very favorable position on the CPU market, especially now that Intel is going through rougher times caused by shortages. The red team should be able to increase the market share with the release of its 7 nm Ryzen 3000, T...
The message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@

Devices with 6th-generation or newer Intel chips facing issues with new Win10 update

PCs that run on processors that are of the Skylake or later series are reportedly displaying obstructive messages in the course of their update to the October version of Windows 10. This is due to an older Intel Display Audio driv...
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update comes with native DirectX Raytracing support. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 October 2018 Update comes with native DirectX Raytracing support

Microsoft has begun seeding the Windows 10 October 2018 Update in a staggered manner and one of the important aspects of this update is that it comes with the latest version of DirectX 12 that supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR) the...
Compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, the Quadro RTX 6000 comes with a slightly more powerful TU102 core and 24 GB GDDR6 VRAM. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's Quadro RTX 6000 professional GPU is up for pre-order

First announced before the RTX 2000-series gaming GPUs, the new Quadro professional cards based on the Turing architecture will start shipping in a few weeks. The Quadro RTX 6000 flagship card is now up for pre-order with a "decen...
The Surface Studio gets all-new silicon bring much improved graphics performance. (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Studio gets updated to 7th gen Intel silicon

Microsoft has updated the Surface Studio desktop computer for the first time since it launched in December 2016. Originally shipping with 6th gen Intel Skylake-based silicon, the new Surface Studio 2 has been refreshed with Intel’...
US customers will be able to sign up for the All Access monthly subscription plan for Surface PCs. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft launches Surface All Access subscription deals

Fancy one of the new Surface devices from Microsoft, but can’t afford to drop the cash up front? Microsoft’s new All Access subscription plan will let you pay off your new Surface and bundled Office 365 subscription over 24 months...
The 7nm Zen 2 CPUs will be launched in 2019 under the Ryzen 3000-series moniker. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3000-series 7 nm CPUs already tested internally

Sources claim that a few Ryzen 3000-series CPU samples have arrived at Radeon Technologies Group in order to tune the GPU drivers for the new interconnects. Tests have revealed that the upcoming CPUs are faster than the i7-8700K f...
Notebookcheck's Guide To How Much RAM/Storage Your Devices Need

Notebookcheck's Guide To How Much RAM/Storage Your Devices Need

In desktops and laptops alike, RAM is usually the easiest component to upgrade. However, tablets and smartphones all come with the memory chips soldered to the motherboards. In both cases you have to weigh all the options before m...
While some DDR4 modules have been tall in the past thanks to large heatspreaders and RGB, this module may be the largest yet. (Source: ZADAK)

ZADAK unveils one of the largest DDR4 modules ever made for consumers

Manufacturer of SSDs and RAM kits ZADAK has unveiled its new 32 GB DDR4 RAM module with a height far greater than that of typical RAM sticks. Mainstream PCs with 4 DIMM slots could support 128 GBs of RAM using these modules.
The 14nm process is the basis for all of Intel's newest CPUs, and even all the way back to its 2015 Skylake based products. (Source: Digiworthy)

Prices for Intel's 8700k CPU have reached $399 on major retailers due to CPU shortage

While the 14nm CPU shortage did not initially affect US retailers, it has become clear that it finally has. Intel's flagship 8700k CPU has gone from $350 to $399 in under a month, which is nearly a 15% increase in price.
NVIDIA'S share price target is reportedly on the rise. (Source: Variety)

New market analysis sends NVIDIA's share-price target sky-high

NVIDIA's share price could reach as much as US$400 thanks to new estimations by Evercore ICI. This company is pinning a lot of earning potential on the graphics giant due to its position in the emerging AI market. However, other a...
The Goya AI processor architecture. (Source: Habana)

A startup claims to have an Nvidia-killing AI chip

A start-up called Habana claims that its new chip, the Goya, can out-perform NVIDIA V100 and Intel Xeon platforms in terms of image processing. Goya works on ONNX and MXNet AI frameworks at present, although Habana is working on T...
The Intel CFO has addressed the chip shortage issue in an open letter. (Source: Intel)

Intel CFO announces plans to deal with the chip supply problem

The CFO and interim CEO of Intel, Bob Swan, has released an open letter to all interested parties concerning the company's ongoing processor-supply woes. Swan asserted that increased investment and a renewed focus on high-end chip...
The Razer Nari has an alarming range of new features. (Source: Razer)

Razer Nari: a new line of gaming headsets with haptic feedback

The new Razer Nari is a line of gaming-focused headsets that will incorporate Razer HyperSense. This is an advanced form of haptic feedback intended to intensify an immersive experience. The Nari headsets will also feature THX Spa...
The next Windows update is known as Redstone 5...until October, at least. (Source: NeoWin)

Windows 10 October update release may coincide with the Surface event

The next update to Windows 10 may be rolled out in the next month. In fact, some leaks claim that this will commence on the same day on which the new Surface products are to be launched. However, for that to pan out, it leaves Mic...
With the new Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6000 CPU series, VIA is looking to consolidate its position on the global CPU market.   (Source: PCWatch)

VIA is working on the Zhaoxin KX-6000 octa-core CPUs, aims at becoming serious AMD / Intel competitor

After years of research and development, VIA is ready to launch multi-core CPUs that may threaten Intel's and AMD's position on the entry-level and mid-range desktop / laptop CPU markets. The upcoming Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6000 octa-...
Appple macOS 10.14 Mojave now available as of September 2018 (Source: Apple Newsroom)

Apple launches macOS "Mojave" with dark mode, new apps, redesigned app store, and more

The 15th major release of Apple's desktop operating system and the successor of macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14 is now available. In addition to the new dark mode, this release brings a few iOS apps to the desktop, inc...
Nvidia confirms launch of GeForce RTX 2070 on October 17 for $499 (source: Nvidia)

Nvidia confirms launch of GeForce RTX 2070 on October 17 for $499

The RTX 2070 Founders Edition will run for $600 or about $100 less than the current price of a new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Variants from other OEMs like Asus are expected to come in the same week that will hopefully alleviate stock c...
Chuwi GBox CWI560 (Celeron N4100) Mini PC Review

Chuwi GBox CWI560 (Celeron N4100) Mini PC Review

Affordable streamer. A no-hassle Windows 10 mini PC ready to stream out-of-the-box for $200 USD. The Chuwi GBox is equipped with all the basics and more to fit in any home theater setup on a budget.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | | 558 g
The recent tariffs may increase RTX 20-series AIB prices. (Source: eBay)

NVIDIA AIB-partner sources offer clearer picture of how tariffs will affect their prices

The tech blog WCCFTech has published exclusive leaks from sources they claim are associated with AIB NVIDIA partners. It includes more detailed information on how the US tariffs on Chinese exports will affect prices for products t...
Asus will have three trims of the GeForce RTX 2070 coming next month (Source: Asus)

Asus will have three trims of the GeForce RTX 2070 coming next month

The Turbo RTX 2070, Dual RTX 2070, and Strix RTX 2070 will all boast IP5X dust resistance while the higher-end model will support the new VirtualLink standard for simplifying VR setups and have a host of auxiliary features. Asus i...
Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

No fans required. A fanless mini PC with the power of a modern Ultrabook. The ZBox CI660 proves you can passively cool a 15 W Core i7-8550U CPU without resorting to severe throttling.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 1.1 kg
Samsung's RAM is used in everything, from desktops to laptops to phones. This supply decrease may affect more than DIY PC parts. (Source: GameRevolution)

Samsung plans to lower memory supply in order to keep prices high

While DRAM prices have been dropping since January of this year, the price of DDR4 memory is still significantly higher than it was in 2016. Now, during a time of reduced demand, Samsung may be planning to cut down on supply in or...



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