VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.4 Standard: DisplayPort Adds Compression & HDR

One of the more interesting aspects of the DisplayPort standards is how the VESA has the separate but strongly intertwined DisplayPort and Embedded DisplayPort standards. As a result of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2016

NVIDIA Releases 362.00 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Right on cue NVIDIA has delivered another game ready driver for a collection of newly released titles. Bringing, alongside the typical performance and stability reasons, additional graphical improvements to...

13 by Daniel Williams on 3/2/2016

Acer Announces Predator XB321HK Monitor: 32” 4K IPS With G-SYNC

Today Acer is rounding out their Predator lineup of gaming displays with a heavyweight addition. The XB321HK is a 32-inch IPS display with a 3840x2160 resolution, which works out...

29 by Brett Howse on 3/1/2016

SD Association Announces SD 5.0 Specification: SD Cards For UHD and 360° Video Capture

The SD Association, the multi-vendor consortium responsible for developing standards for Secure Digital flash memory cards, has unveiled the newest version of the Secure Digital standard, SD 5.0. The...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2016

AMD Launches the A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K

In what seems to be a common theme every month, AMD’s recent APU release schedule has been to introduce one or two models each news cycle. For the most...

63 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2016

Western Digital Introduces Its First Helium-Filled HDDs for Consumer Applications

Helium-filled hard drives have a number of mechanical advantages compared to traditional HDDs, but they are also more expensive to manufacture. Western Digital subsidiary HGST introduced the world’s first...

34 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2016

FreeSync-over-HDMI: Samsung Launches 1800R Curved FHD Monitors in the CF591 and CF390

One of the big things to come out of Computex last year was our exclusive preview of a new project by AMD: being able to bring variable refresh rate...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

HTC Vive Preorder Available In An Hour: Now with Tilt Brush, Regional Pricing

A quick news post for anyone following the HTC Vive announcements: as we reported back at MWC, the official pricing and timing for pre-orders was announced. For your...

18 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 36: Mobile World Congress 2016, Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890

AnandTech Podcast #36: The annual smartphone extravaganza known as Mobile World Congress has come and gone. We clocked up 45.4km on foot during the week, averaging around five hours...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

MWC 2016: Hands On with Alcatel’s Plus 10, A Win10 2-in-1

Ever since OLPC tried to bring cheaper portable laptops around the world, there has been a steady stream of low level devices with one primary goal – get users...

11 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

Microsoft Ends Effort To Bring Android Apps To Windows 10 Mobile

At the 2015 BUILD developer Conference Microsoft demoed four application bridges that they hoped would improve the number of applications available for Windows 10 Mobile, which would benefit the...

45 by Brandon Chester on 2/25/2016

Price Check: Price Gap Between DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Almost Gone

Around a year ago DRAM manufacturers ended up pinning a lot of their hopes on DDR4 as a way to improve their profit margins. In the cutthroat and highly...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2016

MSI Rolls-Out CUBI 2 Plus SFF PCs Featuring Intel’s Mini-STX Platform

MSI this week introduced its all-new CUBI 2 Plus and CUBI 2 Plus vPro miniature personal computers based on Intel’s mini-STX motherboard form-factor. The new PCs are slightly larger...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.2 Drivers

It didn't take long at all, but AMD has come in with another driver update full of performance enhancements, compatibility fixes, and bug fixes. With continued efforts on their...

16 by Daniel Williams on 2/25/2016

Intel Announces XMM7480 LTE Modem: 4x DL CA, 256QAM

At MWC 2016, Intel announced their latest modem, the XMM7480. While to some extent Intel’s cadence isn’t quite as aggressive as others in the modem space, Intel’s modems are...

9 by Joshua Ho on 2/25/2016

Samsung Announces 256GB UFS Embedded Storage Solution

Interestingly enough, we’re seeing something of a division in the mobile storage space, as it seems that some OEMs are focusing their efforts on UFS for internal storage, while...

22 by Joshua Ho on 2/25/2016

Microsoft Acquires Cross-Platform C# Toolmaker Xamarin

In what has to be the most obvious acquisition Microsoft has made in some time, today the Redmond company announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase Xamarin. Xamarin...

21 by Brett Howse on 2/24/2016

Gigabyte Announces New 17.3” Gaming Laptops with Intel Skylake Processors

GIGABYTE has introduced its new family of desktop replacement gaming notebooks with Intel’s Skylake microprocessors. The new laptops not only feature new CPUs, but also add support for technologies...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2016

Mushkin Impact 256GB and Atom 128GB USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days, and most of them carry uninteresting specifications. In particular, flash drives advertising smaller physical footprints have tended to carry disappointing...

9 by Ganesh T S on 2/24/2016

Sony Unveils New Xperia X Smartphones

This week at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony has introduced their new high-end Xperia X series smartphones. The new smartphones feature similar designs across the entire series and all...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2016
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