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AMD's Adrenalin drivers for Radeon are due an upgrade. (Source: AMD)

AMD to release its Adrenalin driver updates for 2019 soon

AMD will unveil its new version of the Adrenalin drivers for Radeon gaming cards on December 13. The software is thought not to target performance directly, and focus on a variety of novel or improved features instead. For example...
The next-gen Radeon RX cards will be Navi 10-based. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi 10: now rumored to rival RTX 2080 at the highest end

The Navi 10 is AMD's upcoming 7nm-based architecture for its next-gen GPUs. A post on the Chiphell forum now alleges that it could compete with NVIDIA's RTX 2080 in certain configurations. This contravenes earlier leaks pitting th...
PC market anticipated to fall 3.8 percent by end of 2018 (Source: IDC)

Laptops to grow 3.7 percent in PC market share by 2022 according to IDC

Sales of laptops, traditional PCs, and mobile workstations are expected to remain relatively flat for the next few years. Even so, the fast decline of traditional slate tablets will allow laptops and PCs to regain lost market shar...
The image showing a possible next-gen Kingpin. (Source: Instagram)

New EVGA Kingpin card teased on Instagram

The Kingpin series is a super-high-end, super-powered line of premium GPUs designed by EVGA. Given this reputation, IT correspondents speculate that the next generation of these cards will be based on the RTX 2080 Ti. The existenc...
Does ZOTAC have another variant of its Amp card line-up? (Source: ZOTAC)

'Accidental' ZOTAC leak hints at upcoming GTX 1070 variant with GDDR5X memory

Videocardz has claimed that ZOTAC had accidentally posted a link for a new version of its GTX 1070-based Amp Extreme card - one with GDDR5X rather than the more usual GDDR5. However, this card has 8GB of this memory, as before, wi...
Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

86% Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

Core i9-9900K and Quadro P5200 in one laptop. For about $5000+ USD, professional users can get what is essentially a high-end desktop wrapped in a 17.3-inch chassis. Performance is indubitably fast, but not as fast as it could have been in regards to the CPU.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA Quadro P5200 | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
The NVIDIA Titan RTX GPU. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA launches Titan RTX

The latest ray trace-supporting and Turing-powered card, the Titan RTX, was launched at today's (December 3, 2018) Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. With its 24GB in GDDR6 memory, 576 multi-precision Tensor Core...
Hangouts Chat is one new split-off from the original app. (Source: Product Hunt)

Google Hangouts to diversify rather than shut down

Scott Johnson, the Google manager in charge of the app Hangouts, has taken to Twitter in order to refute a report that the same app is to shut down shortly. Instead, Johnson asserts, its functions are to be split across two new se...
The NVIDIA RTX Titan's box as teased by Linus on the WAN show. (Source: LinusTechTips on YouTube)

First pictures of the NVIDIA RTX Titan teased by YouTubers and influencers

Several influencers and YouTube personalities were seen teasing the NVIDIA RTX Titan GPUs. We're not sure what the new Titan card will be officially called as but from the pictures posted, we see a blue TITAN logo, two 8-pin power...
A MacBook's internals can accumulate dust in some areas. (Source: MacMedics)

Apple mired in new lawsuit over lack of iMac and MacBook dust-ingress protection

Apple is facing a lawsuit pressed by 3 plaintiffs in the United States. It concerns a claim that the company has breached Californian advertising and representation laws in selling Macbook and iMacs. These plaintiffs assert that A...
Intel is to roll out a new system to update integrated graphics drivers. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Intel to change the way integrated graphics drivers can be updated in Windows

Intel has announced that it will introduce a new medium called Universal Windows Drivers (UWD) to update the integrated graphics the company supplies to current Microsoft OS-running hardware. The institution of UWD will mean that ...
Eurocom "Tune Up" program will make your laptop feel like new again regardless of brand (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom "Tune Up" program will make your laptop feel like new again regardless of brand

Launching for users in North America only for now, the Eurocom service promises to update your laptop software, BIOS, anti-virus, operating system, and more for a small fee. A "deep cleaning" of the fans, hinges, and motherboard i...
The new Fluent Design touches to the Start menu. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18290 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring

Fluent design updates for the start menu, clock synchronization added, microphone notification area refinements and more are rolling out to the Insider Preview Fast ring in the latest 19H1 build. Build 18290 is available to downlo...
The iCloud dashboard. (Source: Apple)

iCloud for Windows 10 October Update issues fixed

Among the Windows 10 October update's many bugs, Apple's iCloud stopped working and could not be installed on the build. Microsoft and Apple had announced that they would collaborate to resolve this bug. With iCloud's newest updat...
AMD's Rome CPU. (Image via Anandtech)

AMD's Zen 2 "Rome" EPYC CPUs may double L3 cache per CCX for a total of 256 MB

A recent entry in SiSoftware's SANDRA database lists AMD's upcoming "Rome" EPYC CPU with double the L3 cache as prior Zen CPUs. Detailed as "16 x 16 MB L3," this would put total L3 cache for Rome at 256 MB across its 64 cores, utt...
Intel's Core i9-9900K is currently the top-tier consumer CPU, but it may be supplanted with a 10-core Comet Lake-S CPU. (Image: Amazon)

Intel may be working on a 10-core Comet Lake-S desktop CPU

According to a Taiwanese forum thread that claims to have information from an inside partner meeting, Intel may be developing a 10-core consumer-grade CPU in the Comet Lake-S family. The CPU would be built on the 14 nm process and...
The ASRock Phantom Gaming 6 X399 motherboard. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock launches its first HEDT TR4-socket gaming motherboard

ASRock has released its Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard. It supports X399 Threadripper CPUs, up to 128GB of 3400MHz OC DDR4 RAM, Phantom Gaming 2.5G and Intel Gigabit LAN. It also has 7.1 channel audio, 3 PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, 3 M.2 s...
HP ZBook Studio G5 (i7, P1000, 4K) Workstation Review

87% HP ZBook Studio G5 (i7, P1000, 4K) Workstation Review

Metal Gear Solid. The ZBook Studio is now available in its third iteration – though it may seem a bit odd that this model is named "G5". Apart from the weird naming, the ZBook Studio G5 seems to be a promising piece of hardware with a combination of many desirable features: A large battery, a 4K display and a Unibody chassis – what could go wrong?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
There are over 200 Black Friday deals currently listed at Dell US. (Source: Dell)

Deal | XPS and G Series laptops included in Dell Black Friday specials

Dell has lined up a wide array of devices as part of its Black Friday deals. Many of the selected laptops are being offered in limited quantities with savings ranging from an enticing 10% off right up to a whopping 50% off a Vostr...
Win7 SP1 is old, but some people still like it. (Source: YouTube)

Devices that run legacy Windows versions and support SHA-1 will be blocked from updating in 2019

Microsoft has announced that only Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2) code-signing will be used to update legacy versions of Windows (namely Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1). Machines that only su...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

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Eurocom will let customers choose the discount they want for Black Friday (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom will let customers choose the discount they want for Black Friday

Configure the laptop exactly the way you want it, request a quote, and then name your discount. The promotion will be for this weekend only and it will apply to all Eurocom laptops including gaming, workstations, Enterprise-class ...
Cards, cards everywhere (on eBay). (Source: HolyNerdvana)

Crypto crash may have led to deluge of second-hand GTX 1070s onto online markets

The recent 'crypto crash' may have resulted in a large-scale dumping of slightly older cards onto sites like eBay. Consequently, this may drive down the prices others with the same GPUs (e.g. gamers) can ask for their listings. In...
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

86% HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Special combination. HP has added another new model to its ZBook Studio series, which are expensive premium-workstations. The special thing about this new ZBook Studio is that it is a convertible. Can the combination of a workstation and a convertible work out in reality? Learn more by reading this comprehensive review!
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Skype calls can now be made using Amazon's Alexa speakers

Skype calls can now be made using Alexa speakers

Many Microsoft users will soon be able to make Skype calls over their Alexa-powered smart speakers. This feature is only available in select countries, however. Those living in them may be able to find the new function in the spe...
Apple's iCloud is apparently incompatible with the October Update for Windows

iCloud found not to work with Windows October Update

Users have reportedly discovered that iCloud stops working on laptops updated to the latest version of Windows (1809). This prevents syncing or uploading to the service. New installs of iCloud may also fail due to a lack of compat...
Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more (Source: PR Newswire)

Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more

The cycling deals will run throughout the week with savings between 10 percent and 35 percent across Lenovo's popular product lines. Newer models like the Legion Y530, however, have much smaller discounts compared to older models.
The new Windows 10 Light Theme. (Source: Windows Blog)

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview

The October update for Windows 10 is currently being rolled out to the general public. For those in the Fast ring of the Insider Preview program, however, the build of the future is available to try out. This update, known as 19H1...
MSI P65 8RF - Creator

87% MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device seems to keep its word, and a hexa-core CPU and GTX 1070 are great for much more than just working.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Image source: Apple and AMD (w/ edits)

Vega comes to the MacBook Pro: new models with Vega Pro 16 and Vega Pro 20 GPUs now available

Apple has released new models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs. The new MacBook Pros can be configured with either a Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro Vega 20. The new GPU option is only available for the mo...
Nvidia Quadro RTX series is coming first to Lenovo ThinkStation desktops (Source: Lenovo)

Nvidia Quadro RTX series is coming first to Lenovo ThinkStation desktops

The existing high-performance ThinkStation P series is not expected to have any major redesigns as the announcement relates only to the inclusion of Nvidia RTX. Applications ranging from university research to major game developer...
The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)

LaCie releases new portable SSD with USB type C port

LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, has released its latest portable SSD with USB type C. The company claims that it can transfer data at up to 540 MB/s and support up to USB 3.0 standards. The LaCie type C portable SSD is also suppos...
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 weighs nearly nine pounds. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic announces enhancements for its Toughbook 31

Panasonic has revealed a cluster of upgrades for its Toughbook 31 device. The newly enhanced version of the fully ruggedized notebook will now come with an Intel Core i5-7300U and 16 GB RAM as standard, and it will also feature im...
AMD is currently leading the core count per processor with 32-core chips, but Intel is looking to top that with 48-core chips by 2020.  (Source: Intel)

Intel presents 48-core Cascade Lake-AP Xeon CPUs

Intel may look like it is doing well right now, but the production problems will hit it hard in 2019. AMD ill not cut it any slack and will hit hard with the new 7 nm CPUs, but Intel has some retaliation plans, at least on the ser...
Intel Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads, 3.6 GHz) Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads, 3.6 GHz) Desktop CPU Review

Fast and expensive! Intel shows what it is made of with its first octa-core mid-range CPU, hot on the heels of AMD’s new Ryzen APUs, which have shaken up the desktop processor market. Find out in our review whether the Core i9-9900K is worth buying and how well it performs in our tests.
Intel Core i9-9900K | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
SMT allows for multi-threaded parallel processing, but has an apparent security flaw. (Source: Wikipedia)

New side-channel vulnerability confirmed in Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs

A new CVE may enable yet another side-channel exploit in Intel processors. This vulnerability, known as CVE-2018-5407 (or "PortSmash"), targets Hyper-Threading (or simultaneous multi-threading (SMT)). It is confirmed as effective ...
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

4K? No problem! The successor to Nvidia's Pascal series is the Turing architecture. Let's find out what the new graphics cards are capable of and whether or not an upgrade makes sense. Today's contestant: The Asus ROG RTX Strix 2080 OC graphics card.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) | 32"
Two more new Threadrippers have been released. (Source:

The AMD Ryzen Threadrippers 2920X and 2970WX have been released for sale

The Threadripper 2970X and 2990WX flagship processors for this year have already been released. Now, their more 'mid-range' counterparts are available. They have been shown to compete well with some Intel HEDT and workstation CPUs...
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

From GTX to RTX! Nvidia has finally brought its smallest RTX model to market having initially unveiled the series at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne. Asus has kindly provided us with its overclocked RTX 2070 graphics card for the day of its release so that we can put it through its paces. Read on to find out what the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC has to offer and how it performs in numerous benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) | 32"
It looks like Intel was caught off-guard by outstanding market demand for its Coffee Lake CPUs, which lead to impressive revenues in Q3 2018 and also the CPU shortages.  (Source: Engadget)

Intel releases impressive Q3 financial report, 14 nm shortage expected to get worse

The Santa Clara giant reported the best quarter in its entire 50-year history, even though the company was not able to meet the outstanding market demand. The 14 nm shortages will continue throughout the rest of the year and Intel...
The 2018 Intel X-series is not widely available yet. (Source: TechRadar)

New leak claims 3DMark Time Spy scores for i9-9980XE; performance comparable to i9-7980XE

The Core XE variants of this year's Intel chipset lineup have been announced, but are not available yet. The top flight of this series, the i9-9980XE, is the subject of an apparent leak. It consists of a 3DMark Time Spy score for ...
The GTX 1060 is being refreshed with better memory. (Source: NVIDIA)

GTX 1060s on sale now upgraded to GDDR5X

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is still competitive at the sub-US$400 price bracket. It was originally released with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. A change to its product page on its maker's website now suggests that there are GDDR5X versions...
The listing's image appears to refer to RDR2 for PC specifically. (Source: MediaMarkt)

Online listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC posted, then yanked again

The second installment of Red Dead Redemption has been announced as launching soon. However, this news is not great for PC gamers, as the game is thought to be only available for consoles. A recent listing by an e-tailer appears t...
The new Z Club service provides 4 distinct plans suited for particular creative professional groups.  (Source: HP)

HP introduces Z Club Device-as-a-Service hardware bundles for creative professionals

The new device-as-a-service program from HP is limited to select customers for the time being and it targets creative professionals like photographers, video editors, graphic designers, and CG artists. Each professional group gets...
Ubuntu Linux 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" now available October 2018 (Source: Ubuntu blog)

Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" now available, new default theme and performance improvements in tow

As previously announced, the Ubuntu 18.10 release comes with the GNOME 3.30 desktop and Yaru — the new default theme that has been developed by the community. The new kernel and updated graphics libraries now support the Raspberry...
Windows 10 19H1 is currently available as an insider's preview. (Source: Windows Latest)

2019 Windows update may address Spectre patch-related performance issues

Windows 10 19H1, an update already being tested out by some users, is now expected to contain new adaptations to the Spectre-patch problem. These fixes for the more severe Spectre variant 2 vulnerability can reduce performance by ...
First mainstream DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be commercialized in 2020. (Source: Anandtech)

DDR5 RAM production postponed for end of 2019

The first desktop and laptop DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be released at some point in 2020, as JEDEC has not yet finalized the hardware specs for the DDR5 standard. What we know for sure about the DDR5 RAM is that it will...
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...

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