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January 2, 2018

Intel Adds Core i7-8809G with AMD RX Vega Graphics to Lineup

Several weeks ago, Intel and rival AMD made headlines when the two companies announced that Intel would begin using AMD Vega graphics in some of its mobile CPUs. It appears that the first SKU is finally rolling off the production line with the model name Core i7-8809G.

The Core i7-8809G carries a 4 core, 8 thread CPU. When Intel teased this chip in November 2017, it did so under the moniker “Kaby Lake G”, which suggests that it’ll likely feature Kaby Lake architecture with some tweaks rather than the new Coffee Lake architecture that’s rolling out on some of the newer 8th Generation Core Processors.

The graphics die is the center of [...]

 
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December 13, 2017

AMD Launches Radeon Adrenalin Edition Drivers

As the end of the year approaches, AMD packed a special surprise for its graphics card users – the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition (Yes, that’s Adrenaline without an “e”) which is now available for download at AMD’s website here. The new update brings a healthy boost to features as well as many refinements to existing features.

 

Performance Latency

Performance has always been the paramount focus when it comes to any driver. According to AMD, the new Andrenalin driver ups the performance in some popular titles like Overwatch, Prey, and Project Cars 2. Input latency has been optimised slightly for DX11 titles. [...]

 
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October 12, 2017

Windows Phone is Confirmed Dead

After a succession of failures, Joe Belfiore, VP of Operating Systems at Microsoft, confirmed via Twitter that Microsoft will not be creating another Windows phone.

In another Tweet, Belfiore explained that Windows Phone’s phone’s fundamental issue was one it had since day one: the lack of apps. Users won’t use a phone with no apps, and companies won’t develop apps for a platform with no users. This vicious cycle is what ultimately drove the nail in the coffin. Joe also promised that Windows 10 mobile will continue to receive security updates, but active development in both hardware and software have [...]

 
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October 12, 2017

Razer Teases November 1 Smartphone Announcement

At the beginning of this year, gaming hardware company Razer made a surprising move when they acquired struggling smartphone company Nextbit Systems, a company best known for their affordable cloud based smartphone, the Nextbit Robin. At the time, Razer kept quiet on what they had planned to do with the acquisition, but given Razer’s heritage, it was almost certain that they would somehow end up creating some sort of smartphone for gamers.

If you’ve visited Razer’s website lately, it appears that that’s exactly what Razer is about to do. On the website, you may have seen an interesting picture which shows a man holding what appears to be a [...]

 
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September 13, 2017

RTG Chief Raja Koduri Takes Sabbatical, AMD CEO Lisa Su to Take Helm

Raja Koduri, head of AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG), has recently revealed that he will be going on a sabbatical starting September 25 until December.

According to a recent article at PC Perspective, employees of RTG received the following email:

RTG Team,

You haven’t heard from me collectively in a while – a symptom not only of the whirlwind of launching Vega, but simply of the huge number of demands on my time since the formation of RTG. Looking back over this short period, it is an impressive view. We have delivered 6 straight quarters of double-digit growth in graphics, culminating in the launch of Vega and being back in [...]

 
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January 23, 2018

The Best Gaming Keyboards of 2018

When it boils down to it, one of the most important components of your new gaming PC is the keyboard. Aside from the mouse, the keyboard, and maybe a gaming controller there’s literally nothing else that translates what you want to do to the PC. Unless you invest mind control… or something.

Over the past few years, one of the most popular categories of gaming keyboards have been the mechanical gaming keyboards. Unlike the cheap, soft and mushy rubber dome keyboards, mechanical gaming keyboards offer a better feel, more consistent actuation, better overall performance, and better reliability.

That said, with the increased popularity of [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

AMD Reveals Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, 1920X, 1900X Pricing and Availability

During AMD’s SIGGRAPH event, the company finally revealed the full details, lineup and availability of their highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

AMD will release three products into the Ryzen Threadripper family. At the top of the stack is the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which will feature 16-cores/32-threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. In the middle is the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which will feature 12-cores/24-threads, a base clock of 3.5GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. Of course, [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

AMD Radeon RX Vega Pricing Leaks on Newegg, Starts at $499

The official launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is on our doorstep and retailers are beginning to gear up to start selling the new cards as soon as they get the green light.

Online retailer Newegg however, may have been a bit too enthusiastic about Vega’s launch as Guru3D forum member, NvidiaFreak650 recently discovered the pricing list of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup by simply inspecting the source code on Newegg when searching for “radeon vega”.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler Limited Edition: [...]

 
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July 27, 2017

How to Upload Pictures to Snapchat from Gallery

Although this may be the first time you’re using it, Snapchat is one of the most popular social networking platforms on mobile devices. Snapchat’s major differentiating factor is that photos or videos are sent out as what they call “Snaps” to either users you select or you can post them as stories so others can see what you’ve been up to.

However, one thing about the Snapchat is that if you’ve been a user of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, Snapchat’s interface isn’t the easiest to figure out. There are very few instructions in the app on how to use it, which makes it difficult to do simple things like upload a [...]

 
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July 24, 2017

AMD CEO Reveals Ryzen Threadripper Packaging and Confirms Retail Date

For those of you waiting eagerly on any information about AMD’s upcoming high end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, recently shared an image this morning on Twitter of her holding what appears to be the final retail packaging for the CPU.

In the post, Dr. Su also once again confirmed that both RX Vega and Threadripper will be present at the SIGGRAPH 2017 show at the end of this month and in a response to a question, AMD confirmed that Threadripper will be on retail shelves in early August.

Excited? I sure am!

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