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Android Oreo robot and biscuits, Android 8.1 available for PCs June 2018

You can run Android Oreo on a PC thanks to Android-x86 8.1_rc1

Available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, Android-x86 8.1-rc1 brings Android 8.1 Oreo to most devices that have not been designed with this mobile operating system in mind, including desktops and portable computers. However, t...
Chuwi HiGame mini PC has proven successful on Indiegogo, on track for an August launch (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi HiGame mini PC has proven to be successful on Indiegogo, on track for a $1299 USD launch

The Intel Hades Canyon NUC is finally getting a direct competitor in the form of the Chuwi HiGame. The manufacturer has gathered enough backers over the last few months to finally commit to an August launch window. Backers will be...
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X benchmark results and technical details (Source: Geekbench)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X hit Geekbench with up to 4 GHz boost and impressive performance

Expected to cost around US$160, the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X is almost as fast as the Intel Core i7-7700, while the cheaper (around US$130) Ryzen 3 2300X delivers about the same performance as the Intel Core i5-7600K. Both chips are manu...
Looks like Nvidia wants to make the upcoming GPUs more VR-friendly. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia GTX 1180 to get high speed output, new price details unveiled

New leaks reveal that Nvidia's GTX 1180 will support higher refresh rates through one VR-friendly connection, making it possible to render [email protected] Hz content for each eye, and this would also apply to the TV-sized G-Sync 4K monitor...
Sony Playstation 5 getting thrown under the bus for poorly-received Radeon RX Vega series (Image source: WCCFTech)

Sony Playstation 5 getting thrown under the bus for poorly-received Radeon RX Vega series

AMD's semi-custom chipset technologies for Microsoft, Sony, and even Intel may be becoming too lucrative to ignore. If rumors are true, then the AMD Navi series will not be competing in the flagship space against the impending Nvi...
The new Zbox Q series is essentially getting an upgraded 6-core CPU and a dual 10 GbE NIC. (Source: Anandtech)

Zotac announces i7-8700T six-core workstation mini PC

Apparently, the Zbox Q workstation mini PCs were quite the hit and Zotac now intends to release an updated version by the end of 2018. Zotac will only add a newer i7-8700T six-core CPU (plus a new motherboard) and a faster 10 GbE ...
The 8-core Coffee Lake-X CPUs will provide competition for AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: HotHardware)

Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake-S maisntream CPUs to launch in September on the Z390 platform

PCWatch reported that the first mainstream desktop 8-core Coffee Lake-S CPUs should be launched in September along with the Z390 platform. These chips should cost more than US$400 and will come in 80/95 W SKUs. Intel will also lau...
A shot of the action from the G.Skill booth. Toppc is the gentleman on the far left wearing glasses. (Source: G.Skill).

Computex 2018 | Overclocked G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory claims the first and second place for world's fastest RAM

G.Skill's overclocking event during Computex 2018 saw 13 overclocking records set, among them were the fastest RAM frequencies ever recorded.
Intel NUC Kit NUC7CJYH (Celeron J4005, UHD 600) Mini PC Review

Intel NUC Kit NUC7CJYH (Celeron J4005, UHD 600) Mini PC Review

Small and economical. Intel NUC Mini PC’s are known for their compact design. The new NUC generation maintains this concept, with Intel equipping them with a set of new processors too. In this review, we will be covering the NUC Kit NUC7CJYH, an entry-level NUC Mini PC that is equipped with an Intel Celeron J4005 processor. Find out in this review whether this Gemini Lake processor is up to scratch in an entry-level NUC Kit.
Intel Celeron J4005 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | | 577 g
Halo Infinite will be the first game from the franchise to land on PCs in a decade. (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2018 | Halo, Madden franchises coming back to PC after a decade long absence

Microsoft and EA have announced that both the Halo and Madden franchises, respectively, will be coming back to the PC. Both titles have been restricted to consoles for the past several generations and will be welcomed by PC gamers...
It seems like Intel withheld some important information during the live presentation, and reviewers are now crying foul. (Source: Anandtech)

More details about the 28-core CPU reveal Intel's misleading presentation

Apparently, Intel's 28-core CPU presentation from Computex was not really accurate, as the company tried to pull a few tricks on the audience. Anandtech meanwhile got some answers from Intel, revealing that the demo CPU was pre-ov...
The liquid nitrogen setup is necessary to keep the CPU at -185 degrees Centigrade in order to reach the highest stable clocks possible. (Source: der8auer@youtube)

Computex 2018 | Overclocker delids Intel's Core i7-8086K, pushes all cores to 7.24 GHz

Since the new limited edition i7-8086K CPU is not soldered, overclockers immediately subjected it to some liquid nitrogen craziness. Der8aer conducted a live overclocking session at the G.Skill Computex booth and managed to get al...
The Exos 14 TB HDD is currently sampling and will begin shipping to large-scale data centers later this summer. (Source: Anandtech)

Computex 2018 | Seagate Exos 14 TB HDD coming soon to consumer markets

It's clear that HDDs will soon become obsolete even when it comes to capacity, but the enterprise sector is still relying on these devices because SSDs still cost a fortune in large numbers. Seagate's latest Exos 14 TB HDD is prim...
Powercolor RX Vega 56 Nano launch (Source: Wccftech)

Computex 2018 | AMD RX Vega 56 Nano now official

AMD unveiled the RX Vega 56 Nano during a Computex 2018 special press event, but instead a reference edition — as it usually happens — they unveiled a variant made by PowerColor. This video card features 8 GB HBM2 memory, 3584 str...
The new game set in the Diablo universe could get serious competition from Korean games such as Lost Ark Online and Project The Lineage. (Source: Geek.com)

Next Diablo game officially in the works as revealed by Blizzard job listing

It seems like Blizzard is feeling the pressure from games like Path of Exile, as it finally revealed that it is working on a new Diablo game through a job listing for dungeon artists. With Blizzard being so meticulous, the game co...
It is important to note that the Threadripper 2000 series is not actually integrating the Zen 2 7 nm microarchitecture. (Source: WCCFTech)

Computex 2018 | AMD shows Gen 2 Threadripper HEDT CPUs with up to 32 cores / 64 threads and first 7 nm EPYC CPU

AMD's answer to Intel's 28-core HEDT CPU was showcased today at Computex in the form of the 32-core/64-thread Gen 2 Threadripper. These top-of-the-line HEDT chips from AMD will use all 4 interconnected dies, unlike the first gen T...
Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with side window. Alienware accessories not included. (Source: Dell)

Computex 2018 | Dell upgrades the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors

The AMD line of the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop gets an upgrade to Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors. This is a VR ready PC when combined with the AMD RX 580 and up to 32 GB of RAM. Dell reuses the existing Inspiron Gaming Desktop ...
A Sharp Windows Collaboration Display. (Source: Microsoft)

Computex 2018 | Microsoft introduces Windows Collaboration Displays for the modern meeting room

Microsoft took to the stage at Computex 2018 to demonstrate a new class of meeting room devices. Dubbed Windows Collaboration Displays, these devices are meant for the modern meeting room and come with a full suite of Microsoft 36...
AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress controller to reduce USB Type-C costs (Source: Cypress)

AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress EZ-PD CCG5 controller to reduce USB Type-C costs

USB Type-C Gen. 2 is still rather uncommon on notebooks. The single-chip controller solution from Cypress should make it less expensive for both Intel and AMD to integrate multiple USB Type-C Gen. 2 ports onto laptops while allowi...
The 28-core CPU has the boost clocks set to 5 GHz, but there should be room for further overclocking. (Source: Anandtech)

Computex 2018 | Intel's Cascade Lake-X 28-core HEDT CPUs to arrive in Q4 2018

Intel showcased the 28-core HEDT CPU right after the 40th anniversary i7-8086K presentation at Computex. The 28-core CPU was stably running at 5 GHz and overclockers will probably get the beastly chip running at more than 6 GHz. I...
The 8th gen Intel Core i7-8086K is now official. (Source: The Verge)

Computex 2018 | Intel celebrates 40 years of the x86 architecture with the 8th generation Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor

Intel is celebrating 50 years of its existence and 40 years since the first x86 processor, the 8086, debuted and is introducing the 8th generation Core i7-8086K Limited Edition CPU to commemorate these milestones. The Core i7-8086...
MSI Trident PC gets bigger and badder with the Trident A (Source: MSI)

Computex 2018 | MSI Trident PC gets bigger and badder with the Trident A

The Trident A is nearly three times larger than the existing Trident 3 with more lights, sharper corners, stronger cooling, and Intel 8th gen CPUs. Those hoping for a "Trident 4" will be disappointed to find out that there is stil...
Dell reported total unaudited assets of over US$123 billion. (Source: brandchannel)

Dell Technologies announces strong first quarter financial results

A press release from Dell Technologies has shown that the Texas-based company has enjoyed strong results for the first financial quarter of fiscal year 2019. Total net revenue stood at US$21.4 billion, which is a considerable incr...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1170 and 1180: Not coming soon. (TechRadar)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 11 series not coming soon

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has been fielding some questions about the expected GeForce GTX 11 series at a Computex 2018 press conference. Reporters quizzed Huang about when the new GPUs might be released and received the reply “it’s ...
The Klevv CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD sports wireless RGB LEDs. (Source: KitGuru)

Computex 2018 | Klevv launches CRAS X 'wireless' RGB NVMe SSDs and CRAS X DDR4 memory kits

SK Hynix sister concern Klevv has announced the availability of the world's first 'wireless' RGB M.2 NVMe SSD. Called the CRAS X, the SSD has a hollowed out heatsink to let the RGB lighting take center stage. Apart from the CRAS X...
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 MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels (Source: MSI)

The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels

MSI wants to bring style to the seemingly stale world of business PCs with its latest AiO. The 23.6-inch Pro 24X has bezels just 2.2 mm narrow and a thickness of only 6.5 mm along the top. Internally, however, it's a bit disappoin...
The Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano with honeycomb-style passive cooling. (Source: Zotac)

Computex 2018 | Zotac reveals slew of new Mini PCs ahead of tradeshow

Although Computex 2018 doesn't kick off in Taipei until June 5, Zotac is already out of the blocks showcasing its latest range of Mini PCs. The lineup includes the ZBOX CI660 nano, which is the first Mini PC to be powered by an 8t...
LID ID info of the Intel Core i7-8086K. (Source: HotHardware)

The hexa-core Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition gets listed online

The Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU has started showing up on online retailers in Canada, Russia, and Italy. The hexa-core CPU is more or less a binned Core i7-8700K and is touted to be announced on June 5th to commemo...
HP Inc. was formed in 2015 when the Hewlett-Packard Company split up its divisions. (Source: Fortune)

HP reports Q2 FY18 net revenue of US$14 billion

HP has released reports for the fiscal 2018 second quarter results, and it seems to have been a good financial quarter overall for the California-based company. Net revenue was US$14 billion and GAAP net earnings stood at US$1.1 b...
The AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE entries spotted on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero supported CPU list. (Source: Anandtech)

New AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' 35W CPUs spotted: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

Two new CPUs belonging to AMD 'Raven Ridge' Ryzen family were recently spotted online and on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard CPU list. Named the Athlon 200GE and the Athlon Pro 200GE, these are dual core CPUs with a base f...
USB 3.2 promises transfer rates of up to 20 GBit/s (Source: Synopsys)

New video demonstrates USB 3.2 with transfer rates of up to 20 Gbps

USB is about to get more complicated in the next couple of years. Now that USB 3.1 Gen. 2 is almost four years old, a Californian company is ready to introduce the world to USB 3.2 and has even demonstrated how fast the new standa...
PC and tablet markets to decline by 2.1 percent by end of 2018 (source: Canalys)

Gaming laptops, Chromebooks, and convertibles are keeping the PC market afloat

Laptops, smartphones, and convertibles are slowly eating into the shrinking tablet market. The biggest bright spot is perhaps the convertible notebook market with the only positive compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent until ...
Apple severely damaged the stand to an iMac Pro during a repair. (Source: Snazzy Labs - YouTube)

Apple damaged an iMac Pro while trying to repair it

Quinn of YouTube channel Snazzy Labs recently posted a video of Apple's poor repair of his iMac Pro. While attempting to repair a damaged VESA mount, the repair technicians at an Apple Store severely damaged the original stand of ...
LG's 4.3-inch OLED VR screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio. (Source: RoadToVR)

Google and LG working on ~5K virtual reality displays

A new paper compiled by LG and Google researchers stipulates that the human eye has a resolution of about 9600 x 9000 pixels with a FOV of 160 x 150 degrees. The new LG OLED VR screen is not there yet, but i certainly seems to be ...
X-Plane 11 Benchmarks

X-Plane 11 Benchmarks

Advanced flight simulation. The X-Plane series is a stalwart in the commercial flight simulation market, and X-Plane 11 marks the latest iteration. It uses an advanced physics engine that mixes hard-coded data with aerodynamics to simulate realistic flight. When cranking up the settings the engine is heavily taxing on the graphics card and processor, which is particularly notable for its reliance on single-threaded CPU performance. The scope and scale of the game make it an ideal candidate for assessing system performance.
Intel's Coffee Lake-S octa-core CPUs are expected to launch in Q3 this year. (Source: Intel)

Intel Coffee Lake-S 8-core/16-thread CPU spotted in SiSoft Sandra benchmarks

The SiSoft Sandra benchmarks reveal that the upcoming Coffee Lake-S octa-core/16-thread CPUs will be compatible with current chipsets and the soon-to-be-released Z390 platform. The test prototype is cocked at 2.6 GHz by default, h...
The new GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) GPU offers a base clock speed of 1392 MHz. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) GPU

A new variant of the GeForce GTX 1050 GPU has been spotted on the Nvidia website. The latest addition to the GTX 1050 series is the GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB). The GeForce 10 series was released in 2016, and the GTX 1050 GPU original...
The X50 5G modem could be integrated in mobile devices as well as desktop PCs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Qualcomm could allow OEMs to release several 5G smartphones this year

Major cities in the US and across the globe are testing 5G services throughout this year, and some areas might even get limited 5G connectivity in the second half of 2018. Tis has prompted some OEMs to pressure Qualcomm into allow...
Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

The new Ryzen processors give a decent boost to AMD. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. The two Ryzen chips without the "X" in their labels are supposed to be energy efficient above all. You can find out in this review, what you can really get out of these processors.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano. (Source: PowerColor)

The ITX sized RX Vega 56 Nano is real and it arrives next month, says PowerColor

When PowerColor released the RX Vega 56 Red Dragon earlier this year, there was talk that a true ITX sized version might be on the way due to the miniature PCB underneath the full-sized cooler. They have now confirmed that a 'Nano...
Chuwi GBox Mini PC vorgestellt

Chuwi GBox HTPC promises quad-core Gemini Lake in a compact form factor

Not to be confused with the ZBox or XBox, the GBox mini PC targets home theater users and video streamers in a chassis just 0.98 L in volume and 1.5-inches thick. Chuwi is promising that the new Gemini Lake platform can bring a 60...
The ZBOX CI329 features ZOTAC's signature honeycomb fanless design for improved passive cooling. (Source: Zotac)

ZOTAC's ZBOX CI329 quad-core Gemini Lake fanless mini PCs launched

The ZBOX CI329 Nano from ZOTAC is powered by Intel's Celeron N4110 CPU that integrates a UHD Graphics 600 GPU, which allows it to handle 4K resolutions and H.264/265 decoding. Thanks to the low 6.5 W TDP CPU, the mini PC does not ...
The EM-B13KG mini PCs are able to handle up to 4 monitors. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Emdoor presents Kaby Lake-G gaming laptops and mini PCs

The EM-B13KG mini PC and EM-NM14KG 14-inch gaming laptop from Emdoor will most likely come with very affordable prices. Both can be equipped with the i5 and i7 Kaby Lake-G CPUs that integrate AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPUs, up to 8 G...
Lenovo Legion is the official PC and monitor sponsor for the Ubisoft Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six eSports events. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo inks pact with Ubisoft to furnish Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro eSports events with Legion gear

Lenovo has partnered with Ubisoft to furnish the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Pro League and Majors eSports events with Legion hardware including desktop PCs, laptops, and monitors. The partnership extends from Spring 2018 to Sp...
Nvidia's stock took a considerable plunge, and CEO Jensen Huang is now trying to dispel all the gloomy predictions for next quarter's revenues. (Source: Alamy)

Nvidia's stock plummets as GPU crypto mining death fears intensify

Even though Nvidia had record-breaking Q1 earnings, the impending doom looming over the GPU-based crypto mining endeavors is causing fear, uncertainty and doubt in the green company's investors, leading recently to a 7.85% stock f...
A 7 nm GPU would make more sense for Nvidia's 2-year cycle, since TSMC is looking to make the jump to the 5 nm stepping by 2020. (Source: Nvidia)

Rumor | Nvidia GTX 11xx series could come with 7 nm chips instead of 12 nm, launching late November

With the release of the latest 7 nm chips manufactured by TSMC and GlobalFoundries, is Nvidia going to release the next gen GPUs on the short-lived 12 nm stepping, or will it jump directly to 7 nm? If the green team chooses to go ...
The Threadripper 2000 series may launch as soon as Q3 this year. (Source: AMD)

AMD is already sampling the Threadripper 2000 series

An official slide from AMD sneaked into the official AMD Ryzen Pro mobility APU presentation, revealing that the company is currently sampling the second generation of Threadripper HEDT CPUs. These are build using the Zen+ 12 nm p...
Intel Z390 chipset block diagram (Source: Wccftech)

The Intel Z390 chipset now (almost) official with Wireless AC, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 in tow

The upcoming Intel Z390 chipset is designed for unlocked processors and could arrive in just a few weeks, at the Computex 2018 trade show in Taipei. However, the page containing the technical details was removed by Intel shortly a...
The new HP Envy All in One desktop PC. (Source: HP)

HP refreshes the Envy desktop portfolio with new AiO and Tower offerings

HP has refreshed its Envy All-in-One and Envy Tower desktop offerings with Intel 8th generation processors and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. The Envy AiO is now available in 27-inch and 34-inch ultra-wide screen options and has Amazon...

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