After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c.
High end chipset in a small form-factor
Biostar has shown off what appears to be the first socket AM4 motherboard based on the mini-ITX form-factor and the high-end X370 chipset - the Biostar Racing X370-GTN.
The Flare X and Fortis series DDR4 memory
Following the launch of AMD's Zen-based Ryzen 7 CPUs, G.Skill has announced two new DDR4 memory series, designed and tested specifically for the AM4 socket platform, the G.Skill Flare X and Fortis DDR4 memory series.
Asus, MSI, Inno3D and others
It did not take long for Nvidia AIC partners, like Asus, MSI, Inno3D and others to start showing and teasing its upcoming custom versions of the recently announced Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
Not as bad as expected
Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoesize and reacted the conclusion that worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) dropped only 1.2 percent.
Performance differences are more of a software issue
As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.