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The new CoD: Black Ops 4 bundle will be available starting November 27. (Source: Sony)

Sony celebrates 5 years of PlayStation 4, releases outstanding sales figures

The PS4 console proved to be more successful than the XBox One over the past five years, and Sony prepared a special infographic covering some interesting sale figures including total units sold, total game titles sold, best-selli...
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Zen+ or Zen 2? (Source: Userbenchmark)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U rears its head in first benchmarks, throws up the Zen+ or Zen 2 conundrum

References to a new AMD APU, the Ryzen 7 3700U, have been spotted online leading to speculation as to whether this could be a Zen+ or a Zen 2 part. The Ryzen 7 3700U sports the same clocks and core counts as the Ryzen 7 2700U and ...
Nvidia's RTX technology utilizes ray tracing to bring realistic reflections, lights, and shadows to video games, but it is extremely intensive on compatible GPUs. (Source: PCMag)

RTX on or off? Battlefield V's RTX implementation cuts performance in half for Nvidia's RTX series GPUs

When the Turing based RTX series launched in October, zero games supported RTX technology. However, that finally changed with this new RTX focused patch for Battlefield V, the world's first RTX compatible game. However, "RTX on" d...
best chromebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

November 2018 Update. When it comes to inexpensive notebooks, devices with Google's Chrome OS have carved out a niche in the market. Chromebooks are usually a good choice for people who do not want to spend a lot of money, although they do require a permanent connection to the Internet to get the most out of them. In this article we will introduce the best models.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

November 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
We compare the XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

We compare the Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

The Core i9-8950HK is faster than the Core i7-8750H configuration, but how much faster is it when compared to the Core i5-8300H? Our direct benchmark comparisons show the Core i7 configuration performing closer than we initially a...
Which title will end up being the big winner on December 6? (Source: Sony/Rockstar/edit)

God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 secure most Game Award nominations

The nominations for The Game Awards have been announced and both God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 managed eight nominations apiece. Other big names securing multiple nominations include Marvel’s Spider-Man with seven, Fortnite...
Sony PlayStation Now is leading the video game subscription market. (Source: SuperData Research)

PlayStation Now is leading the game subscription market ahead of EA Access and Xbox Game Pass

Sony's PlayStation Now video game subscription service is leading the market by 52% followed by EA Access at 16% and Xbox Game Pass at 15%, according to a report by analyst firm SuperData. The firm also found that the price of sub...
The Intel Core i9-8950HK runs fastest on this laptop (Image source: Aorus)

The Intel Core i9-8950HK runs fastest on this laptop

Looking for a laptop with the Core i9-8950HK CPU? Then either Aorus or MSI would be your best bet if you want to get the most that the pricey Intel CPU can offer. We compare 9 different laptops equipped with the same Core i9 CPU t...
Is there such a thing as a core i7 Macbook Air? (Source: TechSpot)

Mysterious Macbook Air-like device with i7 processor shows up on Geekbench

The 2018 Macbook Air comes with a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y processor and 16GB of RAM at best. A suspicious new listing on Geekbench 4 details an Apple laptop with the same motherboard as the Macbook Air, but with a fas...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

November 2018 Update. Current smartphones are not just getting bigger and faster, they are also getting more and more fragile with each generation. Besides the display, the case is often made of glass as well and therefore subject to shattering when dropped. However, special-made and certified rugged smartphones are made to withstand massive abuse even without any protective shells. Here are the best outdoor smartphones reviewed by us.
The newer Sony PS4 Pro CUH-7200 (bottom) has a new power input and a slightly tweaked port arrangement. (Source: Eurogamer)

A quieter Sony PlayStation 4 Pro is now available, but only with the Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle in the UK

Sony has discretely launched its quietest PlayStation 4 Pro yet with the CUH-7200 that is only available as part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle (CUH-7216B). The CUH-7200 brings a revised power supply and better acoustics with...
AMD finally revealed its Rome CPU, which confirmed rumors that it would feature 8 dies and a total of 64 Zen 2 cores. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD's Next Horizon Event: 7nm, Zen 2, Epyc, and Vega

AMD's Next Horizon event held yesterday was important for not only AMD's datacenter business but also for the company as a whole. AMD finally has revealed key information on Zen 2, Rome, the 7nm, new Vega GPUs, and what it means f...
The upcoming Snapdragon 8150 is still slower than the A12 Bionic from Apple. (Source: Qualcomm)

Early Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC sample pops up in Geekbench

Qualcomm's answer for the A12 Bionic SoC from Apple allegedly got tested on Geekbench, and it looks like the Android side is still slower overall. However, the Snapdragon 8150 is clearly faster than the Snapdragon 845 and mostly o...
Stock chart for AMZN (Amazon)

Amazon's stock sees worst month since the global financial crisis

Despite a 4.4% percent in trading today, Amazon's stock price tumbled 20.2% over the month of October, its worst month since the 2008 financial crisis. Slow growth in key business areas, like retail and Amazon Prime, are likely to...
2018 Surface Pro series still suffers from steep CPU throttling (Source: Own)

2018 Surface Pro 6 series still suffers from steep CPU throttling

There's no doubt that this year's Surface Pro models are significantly faster than the last generation since Kaby Lake-R doubles the number of cores from Kaby Lake. The bigger question, however, is how much or little the models wi...
Image via Sony

Sony's PlayStation business vaults the company to a $1.5 billion profit in Q2

Despite continued losses in its mobile division, Sony enjoyed a massive $1.5 billion profit in Q2, thanks in large part to the success of the PlayStation 4. A mixture of excellent exclusive titles and strong console sales racked u...
The upcoming Radeon RX 590 GPU could eat away at Nvidia's mid-range market share. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

AMD's Radeon RX 590 is up to ~9% faster than Nvidia's GTX 1060

The mid-range Radeon RX 500-series from AMD was preferred by crypto-miners, while gamers stuck to the GTX 1050/1060 solutions from Nvidia. Now that AMD took a serious hit with the crypto market decline, the red team is trying to r...
All charts via Geekbench. See below for the top Android and iOS benchmarks, as of 10/28/2018

The iPhone XR is 25% faster than the fastest Android phones in Geekbench 4

The iPhone XR scored about 25% better than Android's best in Geekbench 4's multi-core benchmark. While this is impressive on paper (considering that the $750 iPhone XR is cheaper than most Android flagships), there is much more to...
MediaTek study finds long battery life to be the most important feature for smartphones (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek study finds long battery life to be the most important feature for smartphones

Memory, carrier, camera features, and processing power all rank highly when considering a new smartphone. Interestingly, carrier options are a priority for ages 35 to 55 while ages 18 to 24 turn towards camera features and picture...
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...
AMD's GPU sector has taken a serious hit, but the CPU side is stronger than ever. (Source: Network World)

AMD's shares drop 24% after Q3 earnings report

AMD is now feeling the full hit of the GPU-based crypto mining decline that started back in Q1. Instead of a projected US$50 million downturn in GPU sales, the red team reported losses of US$150 million, thus triggering a share dr...
Huawei and Oppo devices caught cheating in benchmarks, 3DMark promptly delists them (Source: 3DMark)

Huawei and Oppo devices caught cheating in benchmarks, 3DMark promptly delists them

In-house tests by 3DMark show Oppo falsifying performance scores for its latest Find X flagship smartphone and more. The news further damages the reputations of Chinese smartphone OEMs at a time when the U.S. government is already...
43 percent of millennials check their phone once every 20 minutes (Source: KDM Engineering)

43 percent of Millennials check their smartphone once every 20 minutes

Most smartphone users know of his or her bad smartphone habits, but they just don't seem to care. More than half admit to texting while driving with many even pulling out the smartphone during job interviews.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

October 2018 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

October 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q4 2018 Update. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

October 2018 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

October 2018 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

October 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

October 2018 Update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
Latest Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H (Image source: Intel)

Rare Intel Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H

CineBench benchmarks show the quad-core Core i7-8706G to be just 9 percent behind the Core i5-8300H in the latest XPS 15 9570. This processor is currently not available on any mass market consumer laptop and can only be found on t...
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...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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...
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

October 2018 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.

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