One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million USD in a custom processor for its upcoming console and PC hybrid system. This processor comes from AMD’s Semi-Custom Division, and uses four Zen cores paired with 24 Vega compute units, making a beefy APU for a console system and a sizeable performer as a PC. One of the unique parts about the chip is that it uses GDDR5 for both CPU and GPU, which will be critical to its performance.
Individual under-the-desk workstations are an integral part of modern society. Normally a work PC is either thought-limited or throughput-limited, but depending on the type of business and financials of...
Ian Cutress on 11/4/2014
The world’s largest PC maker arrived at the IFA trade show in Berlin with quite a few new products. Today Lenovo announced an 8” tablet, a 17” gaming laptop...
Brett Howse on 9/3/2014
In what has to be one of the most unique designs ever, Alienware announced the revamped Area-51 model which features a triad-designed chassis. True to their name, Alienware has...
Brett Howse on 8/29/2014
Lenovo has added three ThinkCentre desktop PCs to its stable of business devices this week. The three devices span the range of desktops, with the ThinkCentre E63z being an...
Brett Howse on 8/22/2014
On July 15, Intel released their Q2 2014 Earnings report for the period ending June 28, 2014.
GAAP revenues for the quarter came in at $13.8B which is up almost...
Brett Howse on 7/15/2014
Mini-PCs are currently one of the fastest growing desktop market segments, alongside all-in-ones and other small form factor (SFF) variants. While on the full desktop side most of...
Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014
While system integrators are often best known for their high performance gaming PCs, they can also carve out a niche with customized workstation systems.
Dustin Sklavos on 4/23/2014
Silverstone is well-known among technology enthusiasts, and while they offer a great selection of technology-related goods, cases and virtually everything enclosure-related are their specialty. The company offers a very...
E. Fylladitakis on 4/18/2014
AVADirect is back at us again with a quiet gaming PC. We know you can get high performance without too much noise; did they get the balance right?
Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2014
Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...
Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013
Lenovo sent out word today that they’ve updated their ThinkCentre offerings, with four new models. The new models feature optional multi-touch screens, improved cable management, and new mounting options...
Jarred Walton on 8/28/2013
The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 system comes with this generation's best and brightest in a shiny new Intel Core i7-4770K and an AMD Radeon HD 7990. So why were...
Dustin Sklavos on 8/22/2013
While NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 has proven to be a solid update to the venerable 680, Intel's Haswell architecture has left enthusiasts underwhelmed. Can a good GPU and overclock...
Dustin Sklavos on 6/23/2013
After thoroughly enjoying Falcon NW's Tiki system, I was pleased to see ASRock showcase a mini-ITX tower/desktop of its own at Computex: the M8. Inside is an ASRock mini-ITX...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013
We’ve all known for a while that AMD would be releasing desktop Richland SKUs, and there have been a few leaks—including the APUs going up for sale at Newegg...
Jarred Walton on 6/5/2013
Intel’s Haswell is here, or at least the first salvo of quad-core parts has arrived. Just like we saw with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, Intel will be releasing...
Jarred Walton on 6/1/2013
As a boutique, Puget Systems has been able to produce some of the quietest towers we've ever tested, but can they work their magic with a pair of octal-core Xeons?
Dustin Sklavos on 5/22/2013
NVIDIA's driver numbering can be a bit of a mystery at times, but after the R313 Series that encompasses all version 313.x and 314.x releases, NVIDIA is jumping ahead...
Jarred Walton on 4/23/2013
At long last we're taking an in-depth look at Origin's latest generation Genesis desktop system. Backed by a heavily overclocked Core i7 processor and no less than 3 GeForce...
Ryan Smith on 4/23/2013
The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a...
Dustin Sklavos on 4/20/2013