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Arcturus could be announced at SIGGRAPH in late July, but it may actually launch in early 2020. (Source: PCGamesN)

New Linux driver leak suggests AMD Arcturus will be a Vega-based professional GPU

Everybody was expecting Arcturus to be the high-end version of Navi and a true competitor for Nvidia's RTX 2080 / Ti gaming GPUs, but the latest Linux AMDGPU shader compiler code update suggests that Arcturus is more of a professi...
The external, expanded battery of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops: Online backlash over the removal of external battery options

With the 2019 generation of ThinkPad laptops, the PC manufacturer Lenovo has stopped offering any models with external, hot-swappable batteries. Instead, all ThinkPads feature a single internal battery now – a development that is ...
GPU as a Service could make an increasingly strong market. (Source: ZDNet)

The GPU-as-a-Service market is projected to grow to 10x its current value by 2025

GPU as a Service involves offering access to the functions of an advanced, dedicated or powerful GPU set-up from a remote location. It is increasingly prominent in cloud and AI applications. The latest market research indicates th...
Intel Core i7 10th generation "The Power of 10" teaser

Intel's upcoming "Comet Lake" processor family leaks online, prices could start at US$129 for a quad-core

The Intel Core "Comet Lake" processor family has leaked out along specifications of no less than 13 different SKUs, alongside most of their prices and rumors concerning the LGA 1159 platform. The quad-core i3-10100 will apparently...
The Radeon Pro WX3200 is designed to fit the latest compact workstations. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces affordable Radeon Pro WX3200 professional GPU

The new entry-level card will be replacing the WX3100 launched 2 years ago. It comes with the same low-profile, single slot design and a 50 W TDP, but the updated 14 nm Polaris core coupled with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM is able to crunc...
Single microcontroller Shakti CPUs ready to be tested. (Source: Fossbytes)

India is ready to test its own line of RISC-V desktop CPUs

India now joins China and the European Union in the race to break away from U.S. hardware reliance. Developed since early 2016, the Shakti CPU family based on the open-source RISC-V microarchitecture offers multiple classes of chi...
The best display we have tested so far: DreamColor in the HP ZBook 15 G5

The best display we have tested so far: DreamColor in the HP ZBook 15 G5

HP's DreamColor displays are designed for customers with high requirements in terms of accurate colors and wide color gamut. We checked the performance of the 15-inch DreamColor screen in the mobile workstation HP ZBook 15 G5.
We probably won't be seeing photos of Cook and Ive together like this in future. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Jony Ive leaves Apple, but it's not on a design high

Apple fans were shocked by news that legendary design guru Jony Ive is leaving the company. While Ive has undoubtedly contributed significantly to numerous iconic Apple designs in the past, he is not, however, leaving Apple on a d...
Dell Prime Day slashes $200 off the XPS 15 9570 and $700 off the Alienware m15 with Core i7 CPU

Dell Prime Day slashes $200 off the XPS 15 9570 and $700 off the Alienware m15 with Core i7 CPU

Starting July 1st, Dell will be rolling out deals for its Inspiron, XPS, Alienware, Vostro, Precision, and G Series of PCs to piggy back on the success of Amazon Prime Day. Many of the price cuts are for older models in order to m...
MSI WS75 Review: Thin 17-inch workstation with powerful GPU

87% MSI WS75 Review: Thin 17-inch workstation with powerful GPU

17-inchers are "in" again! With the WS75, MSI presents a very thin workstation with a 17-inch screen. Despite the thin chassis, already familiar from the GS75 gaming laptop, it also features the brand new Quadro RTX GPUs from Nvidia. Is the WS75 a feasible alternative to the 'heavies' from Dell, HP and Lenovo?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.3 kg
Canon has a 120MP sensor to show off. (Source: Canon)

Canon unveils a new CMOS sensor with super-powered 120MP resolution

Canon is attending the 2019 Sensors Expo & Conference in San Jose, California to showcase its new 120MXSI sensor. This CMOS is rated for 120MP imaging, and can operate in visible and near-infra-red (NIR) light spectra at a maximal...
The Noctua NA-HC5 chromax cooler cover. (Source: Noctua)

Noctua releases its new chromax cooler and fan inserts

Noctua makes some well-known CPU coolers and fans. It has also recently released its new series of inserts and alternate parts, which can change a PC's look without needing to resort to RGB. They include the new NA-HC5 chromax coo...
Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is a new suite for political campaign security. (Source: Microsoft)

New Microsoft 365 suite offers enterprise-level security for political campaigns

Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is a new service intended to safeguard election campaigns from bad actors of various kinds. It is part of the Redmond company's Defending Democracy Program, and offers enterprise-level security to those...
Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang has announced it is making its GPUs compatible with ARM. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia partnering with ARM on exascale supercomputers

Nvidia is once again partnering with ARM, however this time around it plans to further its plans to support the rise of exascale computing. The two companies have partnered on Nvidia's Tegra chips and on the custom processor power...
We could be seeing AMD X590 motherboards soon. (Source: @1usmus on Twitter)

Rumored AMD X590 chipset touted to offer even more PCIe 4.0 lanes for premium Ryzen 3000 CPUs

References to AMD X590 chipset were spotted in the BIOS code of a Gigabyte motherboard by a user on the forums. This follows the tease of X590 by known Ryzen enthusiast Yuri Bubly on Twitter. Not much is known abou...
The new Innodisk Fire Shield SSD is supposedly based on aviation-grade data recorders. (Source: Aviation Jobs)

Innodisk claims its new Fire Shield SSD can withstand temperatures of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit

Innodisk's Fire Shield SSD(TM) has reportedly been developed to withstand extreme temperatures. It is apparently based on black-box technology in order to maintain 100% accuracy and integrity for the data on its NAND storage. So f...
The 'new power semiconductor' market's latest projections. (Source: Global Market Insight)

Alternative semiconductors for charging and power could make a billion-USD industry by the next decade

Semiconductors are commonly used in energy transfer for electronics and other related fields. The current state of the art are applications of gallium nitride or silicon carbide rather than conventional markets. The potential impr...
The HP ProOne 600 G4 AiO can be fitted with an i7-8700. (Image source: HP)

HP ProOne 600 G5 21.5-in All-in-One with Intel Core i9-9900T manages fierce single-core and multi-core results on UserBenchmark

A system record apparently for an HP ProOne 600 G5 21.5-inch All-in-One enjoying the company of Intel’s Core i9-9900T processor has been discovered on UserBenchmark. The focus of the benchmark is clearly on the processor as the re...
The Huntkey X2471C monitor. (Source: Huntkey)

Huntkey breaks into the gaming market with its X-series curved monitors

Huntkey is known as a maker of power bricks and other similar accessories. However, it also makes other devices, monitors included. Its latest model is the X2471C, which is a 1080p, 144-hertz (Hz) 23.6-inch 1800R-curved panel. Thi...
Thought the Threadripper W2290X had enough cores? AMD thinks otherwise. (Image source: Wccftech)

Mysterious AMD X599 64 core and 128 thread behemoth to land in Q4 2019

AMD is looking to shake up the processor market once again with a new 64 core and 128 thread chip, which it is planning to bring to market in Q4 2019. The HEDT processor will be based on the upcoming X599 platform and looks set to...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

The second generation refresh is set to be the thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch workstation Lenovo has ever offered when it launches later this month for $1950. Nvidia Quadro Turing will replace last year's Pascal offerings.
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Launching before the end of Summer, both the 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53 and 17.3-inch ThinkPad P73 can each be configured with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics for desktop-class performance. NVMe SSDs and three-year manufacturer warranty will...
Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

The 14-inch ThinkPad P43s and 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53s balance performance with both mobility and price in contrast to the "world's fastest" ThinkPad P53 and P73 alternatives. The P53s will be both thinner and lighter than its 2018...
Two heads are better than one: The AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo combines two Vega 20 GPUs on a single PCB. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo displaces the NVIDIA Titan RTX to become the "world's most powerful GPU", but don't expect to game on it anytime soon

Shortly after Apple announced the Mac Pro desktop earlier this week, AMD said that it is introducing two new Vega 20 cards for workstation users — the Radeon Pro Vega II and the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo targeted at high-compute work...
The massive custom heatsink found in the new Mac Pro. (Source: Apple)

WWDC19 | Some notable aspects of the new Mac Pro design include a dual-sided mobo

Apple's long-awaited Mac Pro has finally been revealed ahead of its fall launch. Apple initially promised it would arrive in 2018, but it appears that the design team got quite creative and developed several innovative design solu...
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

91% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

Are the i9 and Vega 20 good upgrades? Besides the regular Radeon Pro chips, Apple also offers its MacBook Pro 15 with the professional AMD Pro Vega graphics adapters. We review the top model with the Intel Core i9 and the Radeon Vega 20 Pro.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The 16TB Seagate Exos X16. (Source: Seagate)

Seagate introduces world-first 16TB Exos HDD and IronWolf NAS drives

Seagate announces that it is now prepared to market enterprise- and server-grade hard-drives with capacities of 16TB for the first time. The Exos X16 is a helium-based 7200rpm drive, whereas the IronWolf 16TB and IronWolf Pro 16TB...
Apple pictures the Pro XDR display with its companion stand, although it is actually a US$999 option. (Source: Apple)

WWDC19 | Apple's pricey US$4,999 Pro XDR display may actually be a good value

Apple has taken off the covers of its both its long-anticipated all-new Mac Pro and companion 32-inch Pro XDR 6K display. At US$4,999 it is far from cheap, but for what it offers it is arguably a good value proposition.
Apple's state-of-the-art Pro XDR monitor stand is priced at US$999. (Source: Apple)

WWDC19 | Apple wants US$1,000 for the 'optional' stand for it's new high-tech 32-inch 6K Pro XDR display

Apple revealed a lot of interesting new technology at WWDC 19, but the one thing that almost everyone is talking about is the insane price it is charging for its fancy new Pro XDR monitor stand. The monitor is already eye-watering...
The XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 was just announced at Computex to both fanfare and criticism due to its design choices.

Frank Azor confirms XPS 13 7390 will have soldered SSD, "not very different from smartphones today"

Dell and Alienware VP Frank Azor has confirmed in a tweet that the recently announced XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 will indeed have all its components — particularly its SSD — soldered on, citing the "extremely tight form factor" and compar...
Nvidia RTX Studio could spell trouble for the long-running HP ZBook, Dell Precision, and Lenovo ThinkPad P series (Image source: Nvidia)

Nvidia RTX Studio could spell trouble for the long-running HP ZBook, Dell Precision, and Lenovo ThinkPad P series

Why can't professional workstations look more like ultra-thin gaming laptops? RTX Studio will kick-off a new generation of sleek professional laptops that are expected to appeal to younger CAD users and digital artists who may not...
Return of the Cheese Grater: Apple announces new Mac Pro desktop

WWDC19 | Return of the Cheese Grater: Apple announces new Mac Pro desktop

Announced today, the new 2019 Mac Pro looks like an updated "cheese grater" Mac Pro. Featuring a massive spec bump over the current Mac Pro, the new desktop features 8 PCIe slots and Apple's new Mac Pro Expansion (MPX) Module syst...
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 mobile workstation leaks with Quadro RTX 5000 & OLED screen

Lenovo ThinkPad P53 mobile workstation leaks with Quadro RTX 5000 & OLED screen

The newest generation of mobile workstations from Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 and ThinkPad P53, have leaked ahead of their official announcement. The smaller Lenovo ThinkPad P53 receives a lot of upgrades, including an OLED sc...
Creative will integrate its Super X-Fi audio tech into Clevo notebooks. (Source: Creative)

Next-gen Clevo notebooks will incorporate Creative Super X-Fi audio at a hardware level

Today, (May 31, 2019) Creative unveils a new partnership with the Taiwanese PC-smiths Clevo. It will involve the integration of Super X-Fi technology into this manufacturer's notebooks in the future. Therefore, this platform will ...
AMD X570 motherboards have been quite a rage at Computex 2019. (Source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | A round-up of all the AMD X570 news from Computex — connectivity, power draw, overclocking, backward compatibility, and more

AMD's Ryzen 3000 launch has been the talking point at Computex 2019 and all eyes were on the plethora of X570 motherboards unveiled by various OEMs. The excitement with this new chipset generation is largely due to the transition ...
The MSI WS65 9TM-856 should be released on June 14. (Image source: MSI)

Computex 2019 | MSI's WS65 workstation claims the title of world's first laptop to feature the new mobile Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card

MSI has unveiled the upgraded WS65 workstation, which the company claims is the world’s first laptop to be powered by Nvidia’s brand-new mobile Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card. The WS65 also features an Intel Core i7-9750H processor...
Exactly how much power, is power? (Source: MSI)

Computex 2019 | The MSI GT76 Titan is the most powerful desktop-replacement laptop this year

The MSI GT76 Titan houses powerful desktop-class components including a Core i9-9900K that is overclocked to 5 GHz on all cores and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU. The GT76 offers a 17.3-inch 4K panel that covers 100% Adobe RGB and comes ...
The MSI WP65 is a new entrant to the company's workstation lineup. (Source: MSI)

Computex 2019 | MSI introduces the all-new WP65 to its workstation lineup

MSI has announced a new entrant to its workstation lineup, the WP65. The WP65 mobile workstation is powered by a 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor and the just announced NVIDIA Quadro P620 graphics. The WP65 is certified by independ...
Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs are coming to laptops. (Image source: Nvidia)

Computex 2019 | Nvidia announces seven brand-new Quadro GPUs for mobile workstations including three high-end RTX SKUs

Nvidia has officially revealed a new lineup of Quadro GPUs for laptops, which includes three SKUs that feature RTX technology. Seven mobile Quadro GPUs have been announced in total, with many major OEMs already incorporating the p...
Mobile Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000, 4000, and 5000 to debut on the upcoming Dell Precision 7740 (Source: Dell)

Mobile Nvidia Quadro T2000, RTX 3000, 4000, and 5000 to debut on the upcoming Dell Precision 7740

Nvidia Quadro launches are generally quieter and more discreet when compared to their GeForce counterparts. Expect the next generation of mobile Turing-based Quadro GPUs to appear first on the latest Dell Precision laptops this Ju...
The new HP Mini-in-One 24 Display. (Source: HP)

Computex 2019 | HP debuts "the world's most secure" modular AIO

HP is set to release a new all-in-one (AIO) for 2019: a modular one. The Mini-in-One 24 Display looks like just another 1080p monitor. However, it has an enclosure at the back into which certain HP Mini desktops can be slotted. Th...
TUF has new gaming monitors in the works. (Source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | Asus also unveils new TUF gaming monitors

The TUF sub-division of Asus has released new gaming monitors at Computex this year. There are 3 of these devices, 1 of which is a vertically-aligned panel. All 3 support HDR, Adaptive-Sync and HDMI v2.0.
Razer and Quadro together: The Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition will carry Nvidia RTX 5000 GPUs and be Razer's first mobile workstations

Razer and Quadro together: The Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition will be Razer's first mobile workstations with Nvidia RTX 5000 graphics

The announcement comes on the same day as Nvidia's official reveal of the mobile Turing Quadro RTX family of GPUs for laptops. The two Razer Studio Edition workstations will cater to professional users who may want extreme perform...
Intel has previewed the i9-9900KS for Computex 2019. (Source: Intel)

Intel unleashes the i9-9900KS, a special edition clocked to 5GHz on all cores

The Intel i9-9900K is widely regarded as one of the best desktop CPUs out there. Ahead of Computex 2019, its maker has released a new version of this SoC. It is exactly like the base 9900K, except it runs at 5.0GHz on all 8 cores ...
ASUS is celebrating 30 Years Together with some giveaways. (Source: ASUS)

ASUS celebrates its 30th anniversary with a contest for lots of goodies

ASUS is currently holding a "30 Years Together" event to celebrate 3 decades as a hardware and peripherals OEM. It involves competitions in which contestants can enter a PC-centric quiz or tell their own ASUS/ROG ownership story t...
The Dell Precision 7740 is shaping up to be an incredible workstation laptop. (Image source: Chiphell)

Full specifications for Dell Precision 7740 leak: New Intel Core and Xeon CPUs; AMD Radeon Pro WX and mobile Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs confirmed

Marketing material and the features and technical specifications sheet for the Dell Precision 7740 workstation have apparently been leaked on the Chinese website Chiphell. The new information seems to match the details in document...
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Zotac ZBox QX3P3000 and QX3P5000 offering Intel Xeon options for the first time in the series (Source: Zotac)

Zotac ZBox QX3P3000 and QX3P5000 offering Intel Xeon options for the first time in the series

Zotac is doubling down on workstation users with full-on Xeon and Quadro SKUs equipped with all the modern connectivity features like Thunderbolt 3, WiFi 6 Killer 1650X, Bluetooth 5, M.2 NVMe, and four HDMI 2.0 ports.
Micro- and mini-LEDs may be the future of lighting. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

The mini- and micro-LED market is set to grow by at least 100% over next 5 years

Micro- and mini-LEDs may make up the next generation of high-end displays after AMOLED. At present, however, they are more of a niche-application product. However, new research indicates that their market will grow to be worth US$...
The GeIL/ASRock EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming DDR4 memory. (Source: GeIL)

GeIL partners with ASRock to make new EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming Edition DDR4 memory kits

Golden Emperor International Ltd (GeIL) has released a new DDR4 memory product based on the long DIMM form factor. As it has collaborated with ASRock for its design, this new line of RAM is called the EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming Edit...


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