Gamers everywhere, rejoice! The Razer Toaster may finally be a thing! After Razer joked about producing the Razer Toaster all the way back since 2013, Razer fan Mark Withers created a Facebook page demanding Razer produce the Toaster. For years, Razer continued to joke about the prospect of a Toaster while the Razer Toaster Please Facebook page amassed quite a following of over 40,000 likes. In 2016, Razer even put together a concept for a Toaster design on April Fool’s Day, which they named Project Breadwinner.
Clearly noticing the massive demand for the Toaster, Razer CEO Min Liang Tan, recently announced that they would be making the Razer Toaster a reality on [...]
A recent post over at the Chiphell forums may have given us a first glimpse of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU, codename Picasso. The upcoming processor, which is expected officially launch at Computex 2019 was pictured de-lidded by user “独月” who commented that they were in the process of running performance testing.
From the leaked images, we can see that the processor utilizes thermal paste rather than solder as interface material between the IHS and the chip itself. This isn’t much of a surprise considering the Ryzen 3 3200G falls in the entry level of AMD’s processor lineup.
The Ryzen 3 3200G is a part of AMD’s [...]
According to a recent report by Digitimes, Intel’s CPU supply shortage will continue to worsen through the 2H2019 as demand for entry level and mainstream notebooks such as Chromebooks and Core i3-based notebooks continue to increase without the proper increase in supply to sustain the growth.
Supply shortages in 3Q2018 began impacting major notebook vendors such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. with as much as a 5% shortfall in supply. The shortages continued into Q42018 and 1H2019 with the worst shortages reported in the Core i5 series as well as Atom, Pentium, and Celeron, which allowed AMD processors to claim as much as 15.8% marketshare in 1Q2019. AMD’s [...]
Micron is once again returning to the microSD card market with the introduction of the new Micron c200. The Micron c200 will be the world’s first microSD card to sport capacities up to 1TB thanks to Micron’s use of their new 96-layer 3D QLC NAND.
The new microSD card will be rated at up to 100MB/s reads and 95MB/s writes with a class rating of UHS-I Speed Class 3 and A2 (Application Class 2). This will make the c200 an excellent microSD card for 4K content, game consoles, and burst mode photography.
The Micron c200 is currently sampling and will be available in capacities of 128GB to 1TB in Q2 2019. Pricing information is currently unavailable at [...]
At CES 2019, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa SU spoke on several products at their keynote and while many users were disappointed that AMD did not announce a rumored $250 GPU that would give GTX 1080 class performance, AMD did surprise the world by announcing the world’s first 7nm GPU for the consumer market. Rather than being built on the Navi architecture, the new GPU is based on the second iteration of Vega, and will be named Radeon VII. The new GPU is expected to bring performance comparable to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and GTX 1080TI.
This year marks the first time that AMD has ever had a keynote at CES, and this product was definitely a shocker. The Radeon VII will heat [...]
In a stunning move from Nvidia earlier this week, the GPU company announced that they would finally begin supporting adaptive sync functionality on AMD FreeSync monitors. Previously, Nvidia graphics cards were only compatible with their proprietary G-Sync system, which is technically a slightly better implementation of adaptive sync monitor technology when compared to FreeSync however, monitors that support G-Sync require an additional piece of hardware from Nvidia to handle the variable refresh rate of the monitor which makes the monitors supporting G-Sync more expensive (usually in the range of $100-$250) than monitors of similar feature sets without the G-Sync [...]
With the launch of Nvidia’s 20-series GPUs seemingly an eternity ago, Nvidia has finally announced a January 15th release date for their Geforce RTX 2060. The new graphics card uses the same GPU core as the GTX 2070, the TU106, though is cut down featuring 1920 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores, 30 RT cores, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. This allows the card to be capable of up to 6.5 TFLOPS, which is roughly equivalent to the performance of a GeForce GTX 1070 while still maintaining a 160w TDP compared to the 120w and 150w of the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively. It comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 running on an 192-bit bus, providing a bandwidth of 336GB/s (the same as the older GTX [...]
Generally speaking, always being up to date on the latest Windows patches is a pretty good thing. Updating your system will not only fix bugs and add new features, it also includes security patches that prevent hackers from having their way with your system.
While there are plenty of benefits to having the latest updates, sometimes updates do cause issues. As Microsoft doesn’t have the capability of internally testing each update with billions of computers on the planet before they release it, updates sometimes causes issues which get fixed in a later update. For those who can’t afford to have any issues with their systems, it’s important to be able [...]
CES 2019 is chock-full of weird hardware, but the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700 is definitely takes the cake as one of the craziest gaming laptops available.Name ROG Mothership GZ700 Processor Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK Operating system Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro) Display 17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™ Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM Memory DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB Storage 3 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 512GB SSD Wireless Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2×2 802.11ax Wi-Fi Bluetooth® 5.0 (Version may vary as the OS upgrades) Connectivity 1 [...]
Following Nvidia’s announcement of the new mobile GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Razer wasted no time announcing updates to their Blade 15 gaming laptop.
Starting at $1,599, the Razer Blade 15 packs either an 15-inch Full HD (1920×1080) 144Hz display or a 4K (3840×2160) touch display with full 100% Adobe RGB color support. The laptop also features the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 512GB of ultrafast SSD storage, and a choice between the new GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080 with Max-Q design.
As for the design, the Razer Blade 15 maintains its sleek and stealth look. It’s still one of the [...]