AMD Confirms PCIe 4.0 Not Coming to Older Motherboards (X470, X370, B350, A320)

One of the salient points of the next generation Ryzen 3000 CPUs coming next month was the support around PCIe 4.0. As the successor to PCIe 3.0, offering double...

50 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Worst Fake MacBook Air

It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that China doesn’t care about IP infringement and that a lot of fake products exist. There are a good...

36 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2019

Spotted at Computex: Let Bygones be Bygons, with a Sugon Hygon

Big credit to Patrick Kennedy from ServeTheHome for spotting this gem on the show floor, but it looks like if you want a Chinese branded EPYC CPU with some...

57 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

Rivet Networks Launches E2600 Gigabit Network Controller

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its...

19 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

ASRock Confirms Support for Ryzen 3000 APUs in DeskMini A300 SFF System

The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to...

12 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

GIGABYTE Shows PCIe 4.0 x16 Four-Way M.2 PCIe Add-In Card

We’ve seen some of these before – an add-in card that helps expand the M.2 capabilities of a system. Typically motherboards come with up to three M.2 slots, however...

7 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel's Project Athena: Defining The Next Generation Of Premium Laptops

In previous years and generations, Intel has at times instigated a platform development strategy with its partners in order to drive form factor, experience, and ultimately, revenue. In the...

20 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

185 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel to Launch New X-Series CPUs this Fall

Today at the Intel Keynote at Computex, SVP and GM Gregory Bryant announced that Intel is set to bring new X-Series CPUs to the high-end desktop (HEDT) market during...

37 by Ian Cutress on 5/28/2019

AMD Confirms Zen 4 EPYC Codename, and Elaborates on Frontier Supercomputer CPU

After the Computex Keynote today on stage, where AMD revealed its new Ryzen family of processors coming on 7/7, we had a chance to speak with AMD’s SVP and...

16 by Ian Cutress on 5/27/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced: Five CPUs, 12 Cores for $499, Up to 4.6 GHz, PCIe 4.0, Coming 7/7

Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture. Among other things, AMD...

315 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

MSI P100 Creator: A SFF System with an i9-9900K at 120W

One of the first things we've seen this week at Computex is the new MSI P100 Creator system. I've always been a big fan of good design ID, and...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

MSI's New 5Kx2K 34-inch Monitor, with 98% DCI-P3: PS341WU

Modern enthusiasts often want one of two things from their monitor: high frame rates, or great color reproduction. MSI is certainly going for the latter in its new 5Kx2K...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

Intel Teases Ice Lake-U Integrated Graphics Performance

Another snippet of information from Intel today relates to the company’s future mobile platform CPU. We know it’s called Ice Lake-U, that it is built on Intel’s 10nm process...

72 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

Intel Announces 8 Core i9-9900KS: Every Core at 5.0 GHz, All The Time

Last year, Intel showcased a CPU during its keynote a processor with all of its cores at 5 GHz. Today, that becomes a reality – Intel is set to...

136 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

Hands on with the Realme 3 Pro: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under €200

Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 (2019) Programme Announced: Zen, Navi, POWER, Lakefield, Gen-Z, Turing, Lisa Su Keynote

There are two trade shows every year that I love. Computex in June is great, because the scale of the industry it covers, and Taipei is a wonderful location...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2019

Samsung Announces 3nm GAA MBCFET PDK, Version 0.1

So what comes after 7nm, after 6nm, after 5nm, and after 4nm? That's right: 3nm! At Samsung's Foundry Forum event today, Samsung has announced that the first alpha version...

26 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2019

Upgrading from an Intel Core i7-2600K: Testing Sandy Bridge in 2019

One of the most popular processors of the last decade has been the Intel Core i7-2600K. The design was revolutionary, as it offered a significant jump in single core...

202 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2019

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