User NVGPU on the AnandTech forums recently posted what appears to be an official slide from Intel showing the upcoming chipset roadmap for 3Q2016 to the 2H2018.
For the 300 series, Intel is updating the entire lineup of chipsets likely due to the new socket being introduced. An interesting new reveal is the flagship Z390 chipset which is expected to be launched in the 2H2018. It’s the first time we’ve seen mention of the Z390 chipset and no further details were made available at this time.
The roadmap is also bad news for those looking to pick up lower cost H370 and H310 motherboards as the roadmap suggests we will only see Z370 motherboards [...]
Microsoft’s Surface Studio is pretty cool. The 28-inch all-in-one desktop that instantly turns into a large canvas for drawing certainly drew a lot of attention when it was revealed last year, but there’s a couple major problems with it. First, you’ll have to fork out at least $3,000 for just the base model and second, you’re locked into the existing hardware with little to no upgrade path within just a few years.
To solve this issue, Dell revealed the Canvas 27, which is a solution that provides all the benefits the Surface Studio provides, but removes all the limitations. The Dell Canvas 27 is a massive pen display sporting a 27-inch Adobe [...]
Although Patriot Memory is most well known for its memory kits, Patriot has become quite the major player in the gaming peripheral business in the past few years.
At CES 2017 earlier this year, we were first introduced to the Patriot Viper V770 mechanical gaming keyboard, which would be Patriot’s flagship mechanical gaming keyboard of 2017. At the show, the Patriot Viper V770 showed quite a bit of promise as a solid premium mechanical gaming keyboard with features such as RGB backlit Kailh Red Switches, a ton of built-in features, dedicated macros, and a LED wristrest.
Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to review [...]
Several years ago, Nixeus made a huge splash into the gaming monitor market with their Nixeus NX-VUE24, a relatively inexpensive 24-inch, 1080p monitor that was one of the first monitors to feature a 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range. The monitor did use a TN panel, so color accuracy and viewing angles weren’t as good as its VA or IPS panel competitors, but the 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range was glorious compared to the 40Hz-144Hz or 50Hz-144Hz competitors on the market.
Earlier this year at CES 2017, Nixeus was back at it again, this time around with a the new Nixeus NX-EDG27, a 27-inch gaming monitor featuring a 1440p resolution, AHVA (IPS) display technology, a [...]
Another year, another Computex Booth Babes. Over the years, many trade shows such as CES or E3 have seen significant reductions in the use of models AKA showgirls or booth babes to attract attention to their booths while other conferences such as the computer security focused RSA Conference has effectively banned booth babes completely. However, take a quick walk around the Computex Tapei show floor and it’s easy to see that the booth babe culture continues to remain strong in 2017.
This time, we’d like to credit David Chang of Yuki-no Photography and Rock Hsu of Research Images who have generously contributed to providing you with [...]
Back at CES this year, we got an exclusive look at a then prototype 1440p, 30-144Hz IPS FreeSync-enabled gaming monitor from our friends at Nixeus, now it has a name and is available for purchase today.
The all-new Nixeus EDG 27 retails for $499, making it one of the best values for a high-end gaming monitor available, and the world’s first FreeSync monitor pairing a variable refresh rate range of 30-144Hz with an IPS display and a 1440p resolution.
It’s clear that Nixeus looks to have a real contender on its hands with the EDG 27, but we’ll have to wait until we can test it ourselves before we can say for sure. Still, anyone in the [...]
LeEco, the Chinese technology company that charged into the US market like a cannonball on fire, is putting on the brakes as the company appears to be running into financial trouble.
Following its rapid expansion back in 2016 and a huge CES appearance in early 2017, LeEco is reportedly trimming 325 employees, or approximately 85% of its workforce in the US. The decision is a culmination of all of the company’s financial misfortunes which also resulted in a failed $2 billion acquisition of Vizio and the sale of its massive 49 acre Silicon Valley property almost immediately after acquiring it.
Amidst the chaos, the founder of LeEco, Jia Yueting, has [...]
AMD unveiled its first purchasable Vega GPU during its Financial Analyst Day meeting. The AMD Vega Frontier Edition is aimed at professionals requiring heavy compute performance: data scientists, engineers, and product designers. This move is undoubtedly to steal some thunder from the newly announced Nvidia Tesla V100 graphics card and to gain market share in the machine learning and data science sector.
The Vega Frontier Edition packs 64 Next-Gen Compute Unit, dubbed nCU. In total, they carry 4,096 SMPs. As promised, the card also comes with 16GB of HBM2 memory, which means that it will have four stacks 4GB memory chips on its interpose. [...]
In a Twitter post, AMD has confirmed that Vega is approaching completion and that it will be coming in Q2 2017.
AMD’s VEGA GPUs will be AMD’s high-end offering designed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. In an interview with WCCF Tech, Don Woligroski, Desktop CPU Marketing Manager at AMD, stated that Vega’s performance looks “real nice” compared to the Nvidia competitors.
AMD had previously demonstrated Vega running real-time rendering and stitching a 4K 3D environment at CES in Las Vegas, where AMD has also revealed some information behind Vega’s features.
The first GPU that will be [...]
Maybe it’s unprofitable or maybe it’s too technically difficult. Either way, there don’t seem to be too many companies out there making decent high end powered speakers at reasonable prices.
After recently speaking with some of our readers, we were introduced to a Canadian company by the name of Kanto Living, which produces high end desktop speakers similar to those found in Audioengine’s speaker lineup. As we have previously reviewed and have been quite impressed with all of Audioengine’s offerings, we were quite intrigued when we heard about Kanto Living.
Looking at Kanto Living’s website, they make everything from [...]