If you recently purchased or built a new PC, or upgraded an older PC, the most important thing to do aside from stress testing is to benchmark. Whereas stress testing helps ensure the PC is completely stable not only during idle but also during heavy load, benchmarking will help ensure that the PC is operating at the appropriate level of performance for the components installed. As simple issues such as an outdated driver or an improperly configured component may significantly degrade performance, benchmark testing will allow you to quickly catch any issues and to fix them immediately so you can take full advantage of the new hardware that you’ve spent your hard earned [...]
Some keen-eyed Redditors recently spotted AMD’s Vega 10, Vega 11, Vega 12 and Vega 20 on the Eurasian Economic Commission, or ECC’s, website, confirming the existence of of all the cards. The website also shared some SKU and model information as well.
Here’s the full list of SKUs thanks to tech site, Videocardz.AMD Vega EEC Listing Listing Variant Additional Information VEGA11 XT AIB MBA VEGA 11 XT Vega 11 XT for AIBs VEGA11 PRO AIB MBA VEGA 11 PRO Vega 11 PRO for AIBs VEGA10 XT MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for OEMs VEGA10 XL MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XL Vega 10 XL for OEMs VEGA10 XT MBA AIB VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for AIBs VEGA10 XL [...]
Last week, Microsoft held a major event in Shanghai, China where the big news of the day was the release of the new Surface Pro. However, that’s not all that was revealed. During the event, Microsoft also revealed that they’re releasing Windows 10 China Government Edition, a custom version of Windows 10 designed specifically for the Chinese government.
The new version of the Windows 10 operating system was designed after two years of cooperation between Microsoft and the Chinese government. Based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, the Windows 10 China Government Edition allows additional functionality such as the ability to use your own encryption, control [...]
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 stepped [...]
According to a recent article from Digitimes, two of the world’s largest memory manufacturers may be having a hard time perfecting their sub-20nm DRAM processes. Micron is experiencing low yield rates transitioning into its 1xnm DRAM node, while Samsung had to recently recall a large batch of DRAM modules built on its 18nm process.
Last month, Micron announced that it was planning to spend $1 billion to upgrade its TaiChung fab to 1x nm, aiming to make its chips ready for the market by the end of the year. Due to the lower yields, its products may be delayed.
Samsung on the other hand had to recall more than 100,000 DRAM modules after PC OEMS reported [...]
For most people, buying a new monitor is typically only about the resolution and size of the display. Ever heard of somebody say they just got a 24-inch 1080p monitor? Or someone who said they got a 4K 27-inch monitor? Sure. In fact, most of us have probably done that ourselves, but while the size and resolution of a display is important, what’s equally if not more important is the display technology behind it, which will tell us more about the color accuracy, latency, viewing angles, and more.
LCD, or Liquid Crystal Displays, first became popular when CRT, or Cathode Ray Tube, monitors became mostly obsolete in last decade. Unlike CRTs which [...]
At its press event at CES 2017, ASUS was excited to announce two brand new smartphones, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone Zoom.ZenFone AR
The first smartphone is the ZenFone AR. AR, or augmented reality, combines scenes in the real world with virtual objects on the screen. The AR magic on the ASUS ZenFone AR is delivered using three rear cameras – a motion tracking camera, a depth-sensing camera, and a 23MP image camera. The information from the three sensors are compiled together to form a comprehensive, interactive 3D image on brilliant 5.7-inch super AMOLED display. To ensure the AR experience is as smooth as possible, ASUS uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. AR [...]
Microsoft has been in the VR/AR market for quite some time with their HoloLens, but with a pricetag starting at $3,000, it’s far too expensive for the general customer.
At Microsoft’s recent press event, Microsoft is trying to change that as they’ve recently announced that they’re working with a number of hardware partners including HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer to begin introducing a new line of VR headsets starting at just $299. This significantly undercuts popular VR headsets such as the HTC Vive which costs $800 and the Oculus Rift which costs $600.
The new VR headsets are a part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creator’s [...]
Market intelligence firms Gartner and IDC recently posted their latest estimates on the global PC market in 3Q2016 and once again, things aren’t looking too hot for the industry.
According to Gartner, PC shipments dropped 5.7% in the 3Q, marking the 8th consecutive quarter PC shipments have dropped. Despite the difficult market HP, Dell and ASUS, still saw around a 2.3-2.6% increase in shipments. On the other hand, the biggest losers include Apple, Acer, and “Others” who saw declines around 13.4-16.2%. While the overall industry declined, Mobile PCs such as notebooks, 2-in-1 PCs and Windows tablet shipments increased [...]
According to a recent blog post on Microsoft’s website, Microsoft will be holding a major press event in New York City on October 26, 2016. Aside from it saying that it’s a Windows 10 event, no additional information has been shared at this time.
As far as rumors up until this point, we haven’t heard much in regards to any new hardware that will be announced at the show. It has been rumored that Microsoft may reveal a new Surface device, but everything is pure speculation at this point. During the event, we’ll probably see some new Windows 10 devices from Microsoft’s partners as we head into the holidays. It’s been rumored that [...]