AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire rendering differently vs GTX 1080
Published in Graphics


May be an optimization issue


On Tuesday, AMD unveiled Radeon RX 480, the first graphics card in its tenth-generation Radeon lineup, based on 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, and already some critics have claimed that some aspects of the benchmark are not giving an accurate presentation of CrossFireX performance when tested against Nvidia's high-end Geforce GTX 1080.

G.Skill introduces Trident Z DDR4 3466MHz and DDR4 4500MHz modules
Published in Memory


16GB and 128GB kits at 16-16-16-36


Today during Computex 2016 in Taiwan, high-performance memory manufacturer G.Skill announced two new top-tier DDR4-4500 and DDR4-3466 memory packages designed for quad-channel motherboard platforms and now claim to offer some of the highest performance around.

Intel launches its first 10-core desktop processor
Published in News


Core i7 6950X, Core i7 6900K, Core i7 6850K and Core 6800K now available


Back in December, we wrote that Intel would be officially lifting the veil off its very first 10-core consumer desktop processor at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. This week, the time has now arrived and Intel has just revealed its entire lineup of 14-nanometer High-End Desktop (HEDT) Broadwell-E CPUs for its X99 desktop platform, based on socket LGA 2011-v3.

ASUS ZenBook 3 detailed
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 03:14

ASUS ZenBook 3 detailed


New ultrabook lineup with edge-to-edge display

Earlier today, we mentioned that ASUS held a press event called the “Zenvolution” and announced a variety of next-generation Zen products including smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, 2-in-1 detachables and the company’s first household assistant robot. 

ASUS announces ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1080
Published in News


Founders Edition also available

On Friday, ASUS took the wraps off its latest Geforce 10 series graphics cards based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and specifically designed with gamers and hardware enthusiasts in mind. The company’s new ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards are now available, with the ROG Strix option offering an impressive 1.94GHz Boost clock in OC Mod, trailing ahead most of the competition so far.

AMD’s Macau, China event NDA gets lifted June 29th
Published in Graphics


Information from Macau, China briefing arrives just before start of Q3

Over the past few days, a handful of staff writers, editors, analysts and industry professionals were fortunate enough to receive invitations to AMD’s 3-day Polaris event in Macau, China, including our very own editor-in-chief. The event is scheduled to take place between May 26th and May 29th, with a Polaris Tech Day that just took place behind a non-disclosure agreement for the press.

Nvidia's full Geforce Pascal lineup device hardware IDs revealed
Published in Graphics


Includes Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, new Titan, Quadro and Tesla GPUs


On Wednesday, the folks at AIDA64 released a complete list of the device hardware IDs that Nvidia will use for its upcoming Geforce 10 Pascal lineup in both mobile and desktop GPUs. The list confirms the existence of GP102, a chip the company has likely reserved for Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, a refreshed Geforce Titan series, and a few new Quadro and Tesla GPUs all expected for release several months from now.

High-quality random numbers can now be computed with much less effort
Published in News


A big win for encryption, more efficient complex simulations

Last week, computer scientist researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a draft paper describing a new, more efficient way of generating truly random numbers that can be used everyday encryption situations like mobile banking, statistics, electronic voting and complex simulations, among other applications.

Samsung unveils 5.7-inch 2560x1440p foldable display
Published in Mobiles


To be featured in upcoming foldable Galaxy lineup


On Tuesday, an image of Samsung’s upcoming foldable 5.7-inch AMOLED display made headlines overseas while the company is getting prepared to unveil a lineup of new foldable and rollable OLED displays this week at Display Week 2016 in San Francisco. 

Apple requests up to 78 million iPhone 7 units by year's end
Published in Mobiles


Last year Apple requested between 85 and 90 milion


According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily Times, fruit-themed giant Apple may be ordering several million more units of its tenth-generation iPhone units than previously expected by Wall Street investors. Asian news outlets are claiming this is the highest production target the company has set since the initial shipments iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units were manufactured in 2014.