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Intel are reportedly re-thinking the way they handle manufacturing. (Source: YouTube)

Intel to re-structure its manufacturing arm into 3 new divisions

Intel is splitting its manufacturing segment into 3 new categories, each of which will be managed by a different staff member. These new divisions will handle various aspects of the chip-making side of the Intel business. They wil...
Zadak Double Height Double Capacity DDR4 RAM. (Source: Anandtech)

Intel 9th Generation Core processors can support up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM

The new Intel 9th generation Core processors will support up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM as revealed by a footnote in one of HP's announcements, which was later confirmed by Anandtech. This is made possible due to the availability of doubl...
The RTX 2070. (Source: NVIDIA)

Gigabyte dismisses 'AORUS RTX 2070 Ti' rumor as "a typo"

Gigabyte had released a promotional Halloween-season banner including the words "AORUS RTX 2070 Ti/2070 Graphics card". This was enough for some to run with the rumor that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 was getting its own Ti variant...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000 Max-Q) Workstation Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000 Max-Q) Workstation Review

Extremely... professional? Today, we turn our sights to the workstation sibling of the critically acclaimed ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Our decked-out $4,220 configuration features a Xeon E-2176M CPU, Quadro P2000 Max-Q GPU, 2 TB NVMe SSD, and 32 GB of RAM. How does it handle our comprehensive array of tests?
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
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...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

Kaby Lake-G workstation. As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Intel Core i7-8706G | AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL | 15.6" | 2 kg
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: sharethis.com)

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...
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...
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....
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 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 message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@ wccftech.com)

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...
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...
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...
Yes, we'll be reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Core i5-8400H and FHD display this month

Yes, we'll be reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Core i5-8400H and FHD display this month

The mixed battery life results and glossy 4K UHD touchscreen on the high-end ThinkPad X1 Extreme have us curious about how the less expensive FHD configuration can perform. Will the FHD SKU be any dimmer or grainier than its prici...
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 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...
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...
Alienware Aurora desktop with RTX 2080 graphics (Source: Frank Azor)

The Alienware Aurora desktop PC gets NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics

The barely released NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has already found its way to the innards of the Alienware Aurora desktop PC for gamers. Those interested — and with a generous budget — can get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 OC-powered Aur...
The Turing architecture found in the newest GF RTX cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's share price suffers after "disappointing" Morgan Stanley with the RTX 20-series

NVIDIA's target stock price has been downgraded to US$273, and has had its market value suffer, after Morgan Stanley took the relatively restrained improvements of the new GeForce RTX 2080 over older cards. However, a WCCFTech ana...
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X stock cooler, TechSpot's Best Value CPU for Productivity September 2018

AMD processors win 4 of the 5 "Best CPU" awards by TechSpot

Although Intel only grabbed the leading place in one category, this category is probably the most important. TechSpot's best CPU for gaming is the Intel Core i7-8700K, while various AMD Ryzen chips own the crown in the following c...
Intel may run short of processors later this year. (Source: Wccftech)

JP Morgan: Intel is running short of CPUs for sale

Intel will not have enough chips to satisfy demand during the upcoming holiday season. This is part of a recent prediction by a JP Morgan analyst. The analysis may take factors such as the long-awaited switch to 10nm chipsets by t...
The new ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard. (Source: VideoCardz)

ASRock's upcoming flagship Phantom motherboard leaked

ASRock is set to update their Fatal1ty motherboard line with new ones, including the Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 offering exposed in a recent leak. This new product will sport triple M.2 and PCIe slots. It also has 3 Ethernet ports, one...
Zotac opens new offices in Japan, promises wider availability in Asian markets (Source: Zotac)

Zotac opens new offices in Japan, promises wider availability in Asian markets

Based in Hong Kong, Zotac also has offices in Korea, Germany, and the United States for its international products. Japan will now be added to the list in an attempt to expand to even more territories.
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Business Notebook Categories

Business notebooks tend to attract less interest than consumer models. The business market is actually quite a large and lucrative one, but the "purchaser pool" is much smaller, with a small handful of people normally responsible for buying dozens or even hundreds of devices for their offices. However, business-class notebooks can be a sensible consumer option too if the features and design match your criteria.
256 GB of RAM might be overkill for desktop and laptop PCs, but servers will really benefit from these new modules. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases 256 GB DDR4 RAM modules

Using the 10 nm manufacturing process, Samsung managed to pack 256 GB or RAM on a single stick, proving that DDR can offer a viable alternative to Intel's Optane and 3DXPoint technology. The 256 GB RAM modules are only available f...
Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

Refinement. The Precision 5530 is, in many ways, what the Precision 5520 should have been. While the updated machine still struggles with thermal throttling, CPU stability and performance are improved. The GPU has also been upgraded without much sacrifice to heat output. The overall experience is much better.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The new XPG SX6000 Pro features a single-sided M.2 2280 package that makes it idle for laptops and mini PCs. (Source: XPG)

Adata expands NVMe SSD portfolio with the XPG SX6000 Pro

With its single-sided M.2 2280 package, the XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe SSD can fit PCs, as well as compact laptops and mini PCs. The new Realtek PCIe Gen3x4 controller coupled with second gen 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory chips can deliver...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme will launch with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics (source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme launching with rare GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics

The new 15-inch model will be significantly more powerful than its smaller 14-inch sibling, but it will also be dropping specific features including WQHD HDR and the proprietary Side-Dock. A NumPad will be omitted despite the size...
The Acer Swift 5 15-inch is now available with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer updates the Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' options

Acer is announcing updates to its Swift lineup at IFA 2018. The new Swift 3 and Swift 5 are powered by the new Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' processors and retain most characteristics of their predecessors but feature the near bezel-less...
The Threadripper 1920X is the best deal of the three first gen CPUs, with price cuts of up to 50%. (Source: Overclock.net)

First gen AMD Threadripper CPUs getting significant price cuts

After almost twoo weeks from the official launch of the Threadripper 2000-series, AMD finally decided to slash the prices for the first generation Threadrippers. The best deal of all three processors seems to be the 1920X, which g...
AMD Radeon Pro V340 dual GPU. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

AMD announces the Radeon Pro V340 GPU with 32 GB HBM2 VRAM for VDI applications

At the ongoing VMworld 2018 conference in Las Vegas, AMD announced the Radeon Pro V340 dual-GPU for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) applications. The Radeon Pro V340 can power demanding datacenter workloads such as CAD, rende...
VPNs have been a popular alternative for businesses unable to invest in WANs. (Source: bestvpnservice.com)

VPNs for business may not have much time, according to cloud services exec

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are not just for individuals trying to get around geo-restrictions. Companies may also use them to streamline their online connections. However, a managing director for a UK IT and networking compan...
Eurocom updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K with support for next-generation Nvidia mobile GPUs (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom updates Sky series with Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K with support for next-generation Nvidia mobile GPUs

Will the GTX name live on for gaming laptops after Pascal? Eurocom will soon be updating its high-end Sky series of laptops to support both Coffee Lake Intel CPUs and mobile Turing.
Dell XPS 15 competitor: Lenovo ThinkPad P1 available for pre-order

Dell XPS 15 competitor: Lenovo ThinkPad P1 available for pre-order

Announced roughly one week ago, the new Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is already orderable on Lenovo's US website. The new 15.6 inch mobile workstation is supposed to compete with the Dell XPS 15 and its workstation cousin, the Dell Precisio...
Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC might get 32-core AMD Threadripper processor, says Frank Azor

The Alienware Area-51 might get the AMD Threadripper 2990WX processor

The new monster processor from AMD might find its way to the list of hardware options available for the Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC, but this depends entirely on its level of gaming performance this chip can reach. For now...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

August 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

84% Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

Can't take the heat. The Precision 3530 is the latest entry-level workstation from Dell. Powered by an Nvidia Quadro P600 and a new Xeon CPU from Intel, the Precision 3530 is a capable machine. Heat management and fan noise leave quite a bit to be desired, however.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P600 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Traditional powerhouse. Despite the media attention stylish ultrabook workstations such as Dell's XPS 15 receive, traditional portable workstations like the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 are still the backbone of the workstation market. How well does the latest release of Lenovo's conventional ThinkPad powerhouse do? Find out in our extensive review!
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
Turing is the next step for Nvidia and will excel at ray tracing using its Tensor cores and RT core. (Source: Anandtech)

Nvidia officially announces Turing architecture, launches new RTX Quadro series

On August 13 at Siggraph Nvidia announced its new Turing based RTX Quadro GPUs, designed to process real time ray tracing. The full Turing GPU is the second biggest in the world (the first being Volta) and it is the world's first ...
The 2990WX was launched on August 13 and received both praise and criticism. (Source: TechGage)

AMD's new 2990WX is now the world's fastest CPU, with some caveats

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX has finally launched, and it is officially the fastest CPU in the world. With 32 cores, 64 threads, and an all core frequency of 3.4 GHz, it's a monstrous CPU. However, the path to 32 cores on the desktop...
Samsung's 16 Gb GDDR6 memory has made its way into the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs. (Source: Samsung)

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs feature Samsung's 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs implement Samsung's latest 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory. The enhanced bandwidth of GDDR6 helps in improved performance and memory efficiency while consuming 35% less power. The Quadro RTX is the first product...
A team of researchers has found that it is possible to compromise a Mac during its initial boot. (Source: CGTrader)

Black Hat USA briefing indicates possible set-up exploits in enterprise-level Macs

Macs are more or less impervious to hacking, right? Not any more, according to two cybersecurity researchers during a briefing at the Black Hat USA Conference 2018. However, the attacks involved are difficult to achieve and need t...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Apart from introducing their thinnest mobile workstation ThinkPad yet, Lenovo updated their most powerful ThinkPad laptop today as well. The new ThinkPad P72 ditches the DVD drive and opts for a thinner chassis, while also offerin...

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)