Investigating Performance of Multi-Threading on Zen 3 and AMD Ryzen 5000

One of the stories around AMD’s initial generations of Zen processors was the effect of Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) on performance. By running with this mode enabled, as is default...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress yesterday

Qualcomm Details The Snapdragon 888: 3rd Gen 5G & Cortex-X1 on 5nm

This year although we’re not reporting from Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Tech Summit is still happening in digital form, representing the company’s most important launch event of the year as it...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu 2 days ago

Apple Announces The Apple Silicon M1: Ditching x86 - What to Expect, Based on A14

Today, Apple has unveiled their brand-new MacBook line-up. This isn’t an ordinary release – if anything, the move that Apple is making today is something that hasn’t happened in...

632 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/10/2020

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Interview with Alex Katouzian

Within today’s Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020, we’ve seen the announcement of the new Snapdragon 888 which we’ve detailed extensively in our dedicated coverage article. As part of the show, we’ve...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu 2 days ago

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Day Two Live Blog (10:00 ET, 15:00 UTC)

With day one of Qualcomm's annual summit announcing its new Snapdragon 888 smartphone processor, today is the day where we get all those shiny technical details. Stick with us...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Day One Live Blog (10:00 ET, 15:00 UTC)

The annual Qualcomm Tech Summit is upon us, and today is the first day of announcements. Cristiano Amon is expected to go into Qualcomm's successes this year as well...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress 3 days ago

The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Review: New Design and Diminishing Returns

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new...

80 by Andrei Frumusanu 4 days ago

ASRock Brings Zen 2 NUC : 4X4 BOX-4800U Renoir Mini-PC Reviewed

AMD-based ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) systems are slowly gaining market acceptance, with the Zen architecture slowly catching up with Intel on both the performance as well as power consumption front...

50 by Ganesh T S on 11/25/2020

AMD Precision Boost Overdrive 2: Adaptive Undervolting For Ryzen 5000 Coming Soon

One of the ways that enthusiasts tinker with their processors is through overclocking: the attempt to get more performance by changing frequencies and voltages, up to the limits of...

59 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/23/2020

The Corsair Gaming K100 RGB Keyboard Review: Optical-Mechanical Masterpiece

In today's review, we are taking a look at the successor of the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum, the K100 RGB. The new flagship of Corsair’s gaming keyboards is visually...

78 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/19/2020

The 2020 Mac Mini Unleashed: Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test

Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year...

672 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/17/2020

Best CPUs for Gaming: November 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/16/2020

The SilverStone FX500 Flex-ATX 500W PSU Review: Small Power Supply With a Big Bark

Today we are taking a look at the SilverStone FX500, one of the very few Flex-ATX PSUs in the market. It boasts a magnificent 500 Watt maximum output at...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/12/2020

Intel Xe Graphics: An Interview with VP Lisa Pearce

Bringing a new range of hardware to market is not an easy task, even for Intel. The company has an install base of its ‘Gen’ graphics in hundreds of...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/11/2020

The Apple Fall 2020 Mac Event Live Blog: 10am PST (18:00 UTC)

Today Apple is expected to pull the trigger on new ‘Apple Silicon’ Macbooks. Years in the making, today we should be hearing about a lew of new devices from...

156 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/10/2020

AMD Zen 3 Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 5950X, 5900X, 5800X and 5600X Tested

When AMD announced that its new Zen 3 core was a ground-up redesign and offered complete performance leadership, we had to ask them to confirm if that’s exactly what...

330 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 11/5/2020

The Xbox Series X Review: Ushering In The Next Generation of Game Consoles

What makes a console generation? The lines have been blurred recently. We can state that the Xbox Series X, and its less-powerful sibling, the Series S, are the next...

67 by Brett Howse on 11/5/2020

A Broadwell Retrospective Review in 2020: Is eDRAM Still Worth It?

Intel’s first foray into 14nm was with its Broadwell product portfolio. It launched into the mobile market with a variety of products, however the desktop offering in 2015 was...

117 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/2/2020

Intel’s Discrete GPU Era Begins: Intel Launches Iris Xe MAX For Entry-Level Laptops

Today may be Halloween, but what Intel is up to is no trick. Almost a year after showing off their alpha silicon, Intel’s first discrete GPU in over two...

118 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2020
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