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October 21, 2016

Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake Benchmarks Leaked – 9% Performance Improvement vs Intel Core i5-6600K

A couple days ago, we reported that several Chinese tech sites got hold of early units of Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake based Intel Core i5-7600K. At the time only specs and overclocks were leaked, but performance benchmarks were not available. However, EXPreview recently released an extensive set of benchmarks on the yet to be released chips which reveals some decent performance improvements.

As a refresher or if you’ve missed the previous leaks, here’s some of the specs on the upcoming Intel Core i5-7600K.


Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i5-6600K

Starting off with a comparison between the [...]

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October 21, 2016

Internet Down? Massive DDOS Cyber Attack Takes Down Major DNS Provider

Is your internet down today? You’re not alone. A massive DDOS attack against DNS provider, Dyn, has taken down a number of the world’s largest websites including Reddit, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, PayPal and more.


What is a DNS?

How did this happen? Well in order to understand how this happened, one must first understand how a DNS works. When any device is hooked onto the internet, it gets an IP address which is a number such as This number identifies your computer to the world, but if you’re say Netflix and you want people to find you as rather than, you need someone to translate [...]

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October 21, 2016

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings – Revenues up 27% Driven by Semi-Custom Sales, GPUs, APUs

AMD recently announced a successful 3Q2015 with revenue up 27% over previous quarter and 23% year over year. According to AMD, the increased revenue is in large part thanks to high demand for its graphics products and record sales from their semi-custom unit.

AMD’s Graphics and Computing segment saw good revenue growth as revenue is up 9% from last quarter and 11% year over year. This is thanks to increased sales of graphics cards and mobile APUs. Enterprise, embedded and semi-custom on the other hand saw much bigger increases in revenue as AMD reported an increase of 41% from last quarter and 31% year over year. This is largely thanks to the new Xbox [...]

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October 20, 2016

Razer Launches 17″ Blade Pro Gaming Laptop, Revives the Desktop Replacement

Several years ago, Razer launched their 17″ Razer Blade gaming laptop which was wildly successful as it was the first to to integrate high performance components into a relatively thin and light design. Since then, Razer has introduced several new models of the Blade including the popular 14″ Razer Blade along with the 12.5″ Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook.

With all the new product introductions, the 17″ Razer Blade hasn’t seen much love lately, until now. According to a recent announcement, Razer announced a complete redesign of the 17″ Razer Blade which will now be called the 17″ Razer Blade Pro. Although [...]

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October 20, 2016

Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7600K Pictures, Specs Leaked – Overclocked to 5.1GHz

It looks like some stores in Shenzhen, China didn’t get the message that Kaby Lake desktop chips aren’t for sale yet as they’ve accidentally begun selling the yet to be released Intel Core i5-7600K. Noticing the opportunity, Chinese website EXPreview picked up one of the CPUs, which was priced at 1599 Yuan (~$237.36 USD). It was noted that the Intel Core i7-7700K was also listed for pre-order as it was not yet in stock and that it would be available for 2999 Yuan (~$445.19 USD).

Of course, CPU-Z screenshots were provided. Here we can see that we have an Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake CPU running at 3.8GHz with a voltage of just 0.704v. The [...]

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October 19, 2016

Samsung Rolls Out 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM Packages

According to a recent announcement, Samsung recently introduced the industry’s first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package designed for mobile applications.

In order to achieve this feat, Samsung’s 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package packs four 10nm class 16Gb LPDDR4 dies into a single package. Samsung claims that this new 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package is capable of up to 4,266Mbps per pin which provides up to 34GB/s throughput over a 64-bit memory bus. This is twice as fast as typical PC DRAM which operates at 2,133MHz per pin. It’s also power efficient as well with 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM consuming the same amount of power as a 4GB package of Samsung LPDDR3.

Further, the Samsung [...]

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October 19, 2016

Apple Holding Mac Event October 27, Signals New MacBook Pros May be Incoming

After being rumored for quite some time, Apple has recently sent out invites for an upcoming special event set to go down on October 27 at 10AM PST. As usual for Apple, the invite itself is cryptically titled “hello again” which appears to be a reference to the original Mac which launched with the word “hello” on its screen.

Apple is expected to reveal an entire host of new Mac products as a lack of innovation in the area has caused Apple PC shipment declines of over 13% in 3Q2016. Chief among the expected new products is a complete redesign of the 13.3″ and 15.3″ MacBook Pro which hasn’t seen changes in over 4 [...]

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October 19, 2016

LeEco Announces 5.5″ Le Pro3 in the US, Packs Snapdragon 821 for $399

LeEco recently held an event today in San Francisco launching a slew of new hardware for the US market. Among the new product introductions is the LeEco Le Pro3, which has been available outside of the US for quite some time, but is finally coming to the US just in time for the holiday season.

The Le Pro3 will be LeEco’s flagship smartphone for the US market packing a 5.5″ FHD LDPS display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 Quad Core SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16MP/8MP front/rear facing cameras, fingerprint reader, and a massive 4070 mAh onboard battery that can be quickly charged thanks to Quick Charge 3.0 capability. The Le Pro3 [...]

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October 19, 2016

Samsung Will Compensate Galaxy Note 7 Component Suppliers as Much as $267 Million

As most of us know by now, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has been nothing short of a total failure with Samsung permanently pulling the device off shelves within 2 months after launch. Although Samsung’s brand is on the device, the Note 7 itself isn’t completely produced in house with many of the components coming from outside suppliers. As these suppliers expected the Note 7 to do as much as $17 Billion in sales through its lifecycle, many suppliers have invested heavily into development and production of components designed to be used in the Note 7, which is a problem now as the product has been discontinued.

However [...]

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October 19, 2016

Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti Entry Level Graphics Cards

Nvidia today announced their new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which isn’t much of a surprise since pretty much every detail of the upcoming cards were already leaked previously.

As expected, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will feature the GP107 Pascal architecture based GPU which is manufactured on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process. This is significantly different from the rest of the Pascal lineup which is manufactured on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. The GeForce GTX 1050 will feature 640 CUDA cores, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a TDP of 75W and will start at $109. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will feature 768 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a [...]

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