AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs go Pro
Published in Processors


Ryzen for business market

Following the launch of consumer-oriented desktop Ryzen CPUs based on the new Zen CPU architecture as well as the launch of Epyc server CPUs, AMD has now turned its attention to the business market, with the launch of Ryzen Pro CPU lineup.

Intel X299 platform is an overclockers' nightmare
Published in Motherboards


Motherboard manufacturers or Intel to blame?

A well-known overclocker, der8auer, went out on a limb saying that current motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset are not properly designed and due to high-temperature VRM, and mostly due to a bad heatsink design, are an overclocking nightmare.

Gigabyte puts Ryzen in mini-ITX form-factor
Published in Motherboards


With GA-AB350N-Gaming WiFi 

Those looking to make a mean compact gaming system or an HTPC based on AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs and AM4 platform do not have plenty of choices but with the latest Gigabyte GA-AB350N-Gaming WiFi AM4 motherboard, things are changing for the better.

Vivo beats competition with under-screen fingerprint scanner
Published in Mobiles


Thanks to Qualcomm's Fingerprint Sensors technology

While it was rumored that Apple could be the first to bring fingerprint scanning technology that can be placed under a screen, Vivo, a Chinese technology company, showed the first working prototype at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which uses Qualcomm's new Fingerprint Sensors technology.

Radeon Vega FE comes with dual mode drivers
Published in Graphics


Gaming and Pro modes

Now that the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is out and about, we have been getting a lot more details and it is just a matter of time before we see more benchmarks. It also appears that the Vega FE comes with a special Radeon Pro Software driver with Pro and Gaming modes, that can be switched on the fly.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed
Published in Graphics


Holds its ground against Titan Xp

While we are still waiting for AMD to release its consumer Radeon graphics card based on the new Vega GPU, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, one meant for professionals, has been previewed and compared to the Nvidia Titan Xp.

G.Skill announces new DDR4 specification for Intel X299
Published in Memory


Memory modules and kits with Samsung 8Gb ICs

G.Skill has announced new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed to be used with Intel's latest Core X-series CPUs and X299 chipset motherboards.

AMD Radeon RX Vega needs a lot of power
Published in Graphics


MSI marketing director spills the beans

While it certainly does not come as a big surprise, unnamed MSI's marketing director has revealed that the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card "needs a damn lot of power".

AMD announces Radeon Instinct accelerators
Published in Graphics


For Machine and Deep Learning

During its EPYC launch event yesterday, AMD  unveiled a full range of Radeon Instinct accelerators meant for both deep and machine learning, including the MI25 deep learning accelerator, based on Vega GPU and MI8 and MI6 machine learning accelerators, based on Fiji and Polaris GPUs.

OnePlus officially unveils the OnePlus 5
Published in Mobiles


5.5-inch AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 835 SoC

OnePlus has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, and put an end to an endless streak of teases, rumors, and leaks.